Feature request: 1AP action

A major feature of the game for some agents is landing exactly on specific vanity AP targets (or other stat - translator is a one of my favourites). Hitting AP targets is often awkward because of the maths involved in knowing which actions you need to restrict yourself to when you get close. Agents often miss their targets by accidentally reaching an AP score closer to their target than the lowest amount of AP available for a single action (which used to be 10AP for a single recharge action; now I think it's 50 AP for getting a single glyph correct in a failed glyph hack sequence)

Is it possible to add a 1AP action for the Vanity AP chasers?


  • I like the current system, especially with double AP events when you have to make sure to have an odd or even number at the start of the event.

    You must also avoid getting closer than 1000 to your target because of the surprise 1000 or 500 AP you may get for the occasional portal / photo nomination approval. Best to increment by multiples of 1000 as you approach your target.

    Reaching specific MU numbers is also good fun.

  • TheKingEngineTheKingEngine ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you want to have it that easy, you always have the Photoshop.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    How much money do you think Niantic would make if they offered 1AP as a paid item in the store?

    ... and what if the 1AP item also came with a profile badge that lets other players know you paid for your exact AP score? :-)

  • There have been times when I wished a -1 AP action is available 😅

  • @NianticBrian@NianticThia how about a free item (or charge if you so wish) only appears during double AP events, single redeem, 1Ap.

    Or change back the calculate on glyth hacks so the rounding happens after the event/apex multiplier. It used to be this way, it was possible to glyph hack and obtain an odd number of Ap even during double ap events. Sadly it seems the calculation now only awards even ap.

    We have just started over a week of double action, I'll not be playing due to the inability to get an odd Ap number until the event ends 😢. ( or feel free to manually reduce my ap down by 1 ap 😁🙏)

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like you want ingress easy mode.

    What do you want next, the ability to link under control fields??

  • Lol, nah that really is easy mode... I've got to say I'm not a fan.

    Allowing to get a odd ap during a double AP event, the request is simply to turn impossible mode to somewhat normal mode 👍

  • HosetteHosette ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another option would be to opt out of double AP events, although probably few people would do that.

  • DrHydrosaurDrHydrosaur ✭✭✭✭

    But all you need to do is do one last odd AP action before double AP starts and you are good for the whole event.

    unless you’re trying to achieve multiple precise totals within the next 10 days, some of which are odd and some even. That’s a very niche request though.

  • Glyphing usually works pretty good for target AP.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    You might as well opt out of Ingress if you don't want to be affected by the events.

  • HosetteHosette ✭✭✭✭✭

    @netsplit Imagine, hypothetically, you're approaching 300M AP and you want to hit it exactly because you enjoy the screenshot. But! There's a double AP event going on. If your AP is an odd number going into double AP then there's literally no way to get anything but an odd number until the end of the event. Hence the OP's request for a way to get 1AP.

    (She says, having blown past 300M AP a few hours ago.)

  • netsplitnetsplit ✭✭
    edited November 2022

    Well to get an even 40 mill for recursion I knew double AP was coming. So I made it a goal to get it before the double event started. Wanted to speed run 8 during double AP. I can sympathize with the difficulty though.

    The issue though is for you to even out an odd number AP during a double AP event, wouldn't you need a 0.5 AP action?

    Maybe make glyph hacks randomly +/- 1 AP after AP boosts are calculated. S 150AP glyph hack would come out to 299 or 301 after boosts.

  • That seems to be the plan when it comes to play involving beyond what existed in 2012.

  • Like 1k ap from target start glyphing to get the last number right and from there recharge?

  • I would do it sooner than 1k. At 1k you have at most 7 chances. I would start around 4k away. Basically get it to either a number that ends in 5 or 10. Then you can approach with resonator deployments. However this won't work if you're trying it during double AP.

  • DrHydrosaurDrHydrosaur ✭✭✭✭

    Any agent experienced enough to try to hit precise AP totals should know that a double Ap event is coming well in advance. All they have to do is, a few hours before the double event starts, check their AP if it’s the right odd/even then stop playing for a few hours until the event starts. If it’s the wrong side of odd/even then do one odd AP action (there are lots of them!) and then stop playing for a few hours.

    And 300,000,003 AP looks cool too.

  • ZinkyZonkZinkyZonk ✭✭✭
    edited November 2022

    Yes please! I didn't play year 9 double ap much because I wouldn't be able to able to get my goal of 100mil exact due to being on an odd number.

    Not every agent is a machine. Able to prepare that much. I was just super tired and missed preparing last year for having an even number. Had field engine plans and keys. End up chucking all those plans out the window.

    If the +1AP is on the nose then I would happily pay for -1AP or -111AP

    Or if a manual score adjustment could be made for people super keen to hit dead on an AP target. ....

    I don't know ....

    Just was pretty down last year when I had missed my opportunity to get exact numbers. Can completely understand the desire to have a -/+1AP

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be questioning people as the game was in beta until 2013.

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why now a k-cap recipe that breaks down items into AP. 10 level 8xmp+10 level 8 resonators + 10 level 8 cubes breaks down to 11,111ap

  • A buddy of mine also likes to do this.

    But getting on a round number with gameplay is part of the challenge with this.

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah like last time when they activated the double ap 11 minutes too early. There goes your planning :D

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