Hello, does the portal ownership change the MU count of the field in any way?
Not the field MU, that's always the same. But everyone with a resonators there will get some.
The portal ownership does not play any part in the MU count of a field, neither during creation or afterwards via the "Now" tab. For the "Now" tab however, a field is split up in 24 parts. The owner of each individual resonator of the anchor portals will get credited with 1/24th of the fields MU value in the "Now" tab, however that does not influence any medal.
I really hate how the Now tab calculates MU
It does seem weirdly pointless, but it's been like that since 2012.
Cool, so you can claim mind unit control by just sticking resos into the anchor portals of a huge multilayer field, without even throwing a field. Thanks for that tip.
Only on your Now tab. It doesn't gain you an 'real' stats.
what is 'real'? stat with a medal? I have a spreadsheet to keep track of new high scores on the NOW tab. The 5% decay rate at the beginning of the pandemic really helped to boost the scores for portals held, links active and fields active.
It doesn't contribute to the MU Captured stat... it's purely for the "Now" tab "Mind Unit Control" stat.
The Now tab is ephemeral and doesn't persist. It doesn't count towards Illuminator for example.
Thanks for all the replies, by the way, so if I claim a field with some of the resonators in the anchors being not mine, I get all of the MU to the medal myself?
Yes, you get the MU for the illuminator medal whenever you create a field, even if other players own the portals and all resonators.