Feature Request - Resonator Downgrade
I suggest adding a resonator downgrade option to Ingress. The resonator downgrade option would allow an agent to lower the level of their resonators, but not increase them. (So, the conversion is one-way)
That way, if a level 7+ agent lives in an area with lots of level 6-8 portals, they can still make use of all those level 5+ resonators that would otherwise get recycled. It would also resolve the level 5 resonator issue brought up here:
Although, the need for low level resonators may be the only thing that's keeping some areas from having nothing but level 8 portals, and having nothing but level 8 portals is bad for the low level game, so this may not be great. But, when I'm recycling a bunch of level 5 or 6 resonators and I see my dwindling supply of level 4's, it makes me want to downgrade a couple to fulfill my need for lower level resonators.