So control fields were down in my area go almost 13,000 AP after work today, yay!
Linked up a ton of areas. I absolutely hate and love how little damage xmp's do! I'm only level 2. I had a friend get his invite a few days ago, and the competition is on! He's on the same side, resistance!
Use the ingress map on a pc to look for unclaimed portals. I found 3 of them in weird areas just south of me (10 min drive).