Welcome to the Garden Route Resistance!
If you are new to the Resistance and would like info on joining our community or basic game info, please read below.
How to Join our Community
Ingress can be a great time as a solo player, but where it really gets fun is when you interact with other players.
If you do not already have a G+ account, set one up by going here: plus.google.com
Find the community by clicking this link. There are also various South African communities too. Check these out: Ingress Resistance: Cape Town or South Africa
Get the Hangouts App! The Comms in Ingress are not in any way considered secure. So, for things like meeting up, planning events, dropping items and just basic socializing, we use hangouts.
Please send a screenshot of your Agent tab of your scanner to email@example.com, as well as your areas of play.
Check the map! There is a desktop and mobile version of the ingress map which can be accessed at http://www.ingress.com/intel
There are far better resources out there (like Ingress Field Guide or the app Ingress Portal Calc) about the many different strategies and ways to play the game, but as a new player, let’s break it down to some simple tips.
HACK EVERYTHING! You get items and (AP from enemy portals) from hacking and those items will help you level.
Try to fully deploy on a portal. You get a bonus for capturing the portal, but will get another when you fully power it by placing 8 resonators on it. Additionally, now you can link from it!
Make small fields! A field is when you link together 3 fully powered portals. You do not get points for capturing mind units! So if you can make lots of small fields, you’ll just get more AP points.
Avoid Spam links! A long link to nowhere doesn’t give you a benefit and may actually interfere with your teammates’ ability to make their own links.
Do not get discouraged when your portals get torn down. This is actually a good thing since you get to put them back up again!
This table lists all the possible actions you can perform and what base AP amount you earn for successfully performing the action.
Action Action Points (AP)
Hack a portal (Enemy) 100
Hack a portal (Neutral or Own Faction) 0
Recharge a Portal 10
Place a resonator (new resonator) 125
Upgrade your resonator 0
Upgrade another’s resonator 65
Capturing a portal (place the first resonator) 500
Complete a portal (place the eighth resonator) 250
Link two portals 313
Establish a control field 1250
Deploying a portal mod 125
Destroy a resonator 75
Destroy a link 187
Destroy a control field 750
For more in-depth info, try these resources: