Deploy Then Hack

Myth or a valid Ingress method?

This data relates directly to a reddit post where I suggested that one deploys, then hacks a portal. It was suggested that getting better “stuff” is a myth so I set out to check my assumptions.

See: I know I sound stupid, but how do I jack a portal?? (noob)

Method

To try to get as consistent a result as possible I chose grey portals and I did 3 things:

Bonus items are shown in italics

It’s worth noting that a Glyph Hack on a grey portal only ever gives one word, on the deployed portal it gives three.

Conclusion

75% of the time a Glyph Hack will generate a better yield. In every instance deploying resulted in much, much better “stuff”.

Date Portal Hack Glyph Hack Deploy then Glyph Hack
7 Aug ‘16 Sapling L1 Resonator
Force Amp
Portal Key
L1 Resonator
Portal Key
2 x L1 Resonator
L2 Burster
L6 Resonator
L5 Power Cube
Portal Key
L4 Resonator
L6 Burster
7 Aug ‘16 Grant Williams Plaque L2 Resonator
L3 Resonator
L1 Burster
L2 Burster
L1 Power Cube
Portal Key
L1 Resonator
Portal Key
2 x L1 Resonator
L1 Burster
L5 Resonator
L5 Burster
Portal Key
L5 Resonator
L5 Burster
7 Aug ‘16 The Merchant’s Chairs 2 x L1 Resonator
L1 Burster
Portal Key
3 x L1 Resonator
L1 Burster
L2 Burster
L3 Burster
L1 Power Cube
2 x L1 Resonator
L1 Burster
3 x L5 Resonator
Portal Key
L5 Resonator
L5 Burster
7 Aug ‘16 Mama Loco Flower Power Bar L1 Resonator
L2 Burster
NO Portal Key!
3 x L1 Resonator
L1 Burster
L1 Power Cube
Portal Key
2 x L1 Resonator
L2 Burster
2 x L5 Resonator
L5 Burster
Portal Key
L5 Resonator
L4 Burster

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