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.

G+ Communities

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 ingress@global.co.za, as well as your areas of play.

Intel map

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:

http://decodeingress.me and http://ingressfieldguide.com and http://ingressbootcamp.com