You want supplies? You want bursters? You want resonators? Then come on down to *location redacted* for the best ones of them all! Level 16s! Come down to *location redacted* to farm the best Ingress supplies around! Hurry, available while supplies last.
Alright, that was a little fun to start things off with a fake commercial, right? Come on…
Anyway, I’m here to talk about farming. I am a farmer, of bursters, and I’m ramping up for one hell of a grand “get out of town” party. There’s a plan that will be put into motion and I need as many bursters, resonators, and all the fun things associated with that I can get my grubby little hands on. That means I need to do me some farming!
Where I’m from, the exact city, there are two level 8 portals with ultra rare multipacks (2) and ultra rare heat sinks (2) on them, allowing us to hack them about 25 to 30 times a piece. When they both burn out, as long as you’ve glyph hacked them the whole time, you’ll end up with about 100 new toys to play with. At least 100 new items, though a lot of them will be resonators. Bursters still come but they won’t come as much.
The whole process takes about an hour to burn both portals out. Get some friends together and you’ve got yourself one bunch of people staring at their phones and glyph hacking without doing more than telling a few quippy anecdotes to pass the time. The glyph hacking makes the hacking non-stop, by the way.
Sure, there are only of them and once they’re burned out it takes a full four hours to hack them again, but at least they are there and are close enough to do the multiple hacking.
This is because our entire city (we are technically two cities) has agreed not to take these portals out, though we can flip them all we want, we can farm them without needing to worry about not having a place to farm. That is something, at least.
I am always wanting to farm them, though I don’t get there as often as I’d like. I would love to set one up a lot closer to home, too, because the portals aren’t exactly outside the front door. Having one just outside the front door would be awesome and I’d love to suggest that but I am only one of two people that can make a part of a level 8 portal. Being able to have a few more in on that and having everyone in the area be on board with making more untouchable portals.
That doesn’t have much to do with farming, though. Find your local farm. Farm it. You need to be able to get stuff at your level and you need to make sure that you have everything you can get for when you really need it. Who knows when you’ll come across an enemy portal that just looks like it needs to come down.