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Tips for #Ingress  
So after playing this for the few days that it's been available, I've learned a bunch of stuff that I didn't think of that I would like to share. A lot of this some of you might already know, but I figured I'd share anyways.

PLAN WELL AND KEEP THESE THINGS IN MIND

1) In order to link TO a portal, you need the remote portal's Portal Keys. You can only have 1 Portal Key from each portal at a time, so if you need to link to the same portal multiple times, have a friend with you to get the other one. The only other way is to go back and forth after each linking. This is especially painful for long distance links. 
2) You can only link FROM a portal 8 times. I haven't read this anywhere, but that's what it seems. If you link to more than 8 places, no other links are available, even if they are in range. I could be wrong on this one, but I haven't found any explanation for why more links couldn't be made. 
3) Plan the order of which you need to collect portal keys and links towers. Keep in mind who needs what Portal Keys and make things easier by splitting up if possible.
4) Don't make links that will prevent you from making larger links later. One's links are their, you have to wait 10 days for them to go away, assuming nobody else screws with them either. Even if it seems like a good idea in the short term, think long-term and you will cover more ground. 
5) Don't try to level faster than your friends, it doesn't help anyone. The more people you have at the same level, the better off you are. At level 1, you, by yourself, can deploy 8 Resignators, but you can only apply 4 x L2-L4 Resignators and only 2 x L5-L6 and only 1 x L7-L8 (I might be a little off, but that's the basics). So the more people you have at a higher level, the better links you can create. 
6) If it wasn't obvious, the higher level the portal, the farther it can go. You can see it's exact distance when you are in the Upgrade menu at a portal. Use this and reference the Portal Keys you have to determine what needs to be upgrade to create a link / field. 
7) You can't cross fields. Although it seems you can in some cases, you cannot create a link through an existing field. So keep note of this when planning your attack. 
8) Beef up your major link highways. Since it's often more convenient to link to a bunch of portals from one really beefed up portal, make sure to put your strongest shields on those portals and keep a _Portal Keys_ around for those major links so you can recharge them remoting by selecting the menu key. 

Attached is the map of the massive links Tag, Toybreaker, TheEqualizer, CaptainRedbutt, LunarFang and I did in North County San Diego
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when you say you can't cross fields, do you mean the opposition's fields, or any fields at all?
 
I mean fields at all. But it's odd, in some cases you can, but only if it exists inside another field entirely, if it comes outside of the outer field, then you can't do it.
 
well that explains some things. I've been so busy creating fields 'cause it's the fastest way to level up, but I guess that's not going to work in the long term.

do you know if a resonator dies/is destroyed on a linked portal, does that break the link, or do all the resonators have to be removed before the field is lost?
 
You can have more than one of the same portal key. It just won't give it up if you are holding one for that portal. So drop the one you are holding hack the portal for a key then pick up the one on the ground.
 
Yes, someone attacked my portal today, it keeps a soft link between the portals, but it's not functional, you have to relink them. And that's really good for AP as well though. But yeah, don't rush to get to a high level by ruining your plan of attack for what you can do at those levels.
 
Good tip +endo Mus, I wouldn't have though of that. I knew you could drop keys and pick them up, but that didn't cross my mind. I was just mentioning that you can't be holding a key and receive a new one. from that portal.
 
+Brandon Badger Maybe this post might get me an invite for one of my friends. :] I know it's not the creative stuff you are looking for, but it's very useful. 
 
Nice link. I was hoping this was going to be just a short cliff-notes version of what I've learned added with some extra reading. But I suggest everyone read that link as well. 
 
The Resistance as a whole needs its own place to share stuff like this, too easy for prying eyes to see the google+ feed.  Some one suggested started our own webpage some time ago. Not sure if that has gotten any traction.
 
Well, I kinda want Enlightened to catch up. I hate playing for the winning team, it's no fun.
 
I agree, one sided victories are boring.
 
They were actually at 46% today before I made these massive links. Then we went up another 100k, then someone else did some other massive links not to long ago to get us to 730K in a very short period. So now it's lopsided again.
 
As a member of the Enlightened aka The Illuminati, I thank you for the informative post. Also, I very much plan to implement your suggestions and try to reclaim some of the territory you and the other Resistance folks have claimed in North County
-- Thewyzard :-)
 
Great. It's easier to level when we have some competition.
 
Lawl. Thanks for all the AP tonight. Next time, your paying for my gas once I find you :P
 
Nice post +Cory Lu Lu . Looking forward to teaming again once I get back in town. In the mean time I am wrecking central California. Small towns 8 portals are fun. -Toybreaker
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