Turning A Wasteland into an Oasis in Pokemon Go

In March of 2020, I moved away from the city center towards the outskirts of the city. I use the term city quite loosely here, because where I live is still quite small and rural. But either way, Pokemon Go was not much of an option. From where my new apartment was, I could see one gym and four Pokestops (and one more just on the horizon). All of which were a ten minute walk away, but doable. The fact that we had a gym at all was incredibly impressive. But for a slightly-more-than-casual player, those Pokestops just weren’t enough.… [Continue Reading]

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Reviewing Nominations with Niantic Wayfarer

Now that I am level 40, I can now submit my own waypoints in Pokemon Go, to be reviwwed. But I can also go to Niantic Wayfarer and review other people’s waypoint submissions. It’s all a rather simple, clean layout on wayfarer.nianticlabs.com. And I think it’s worth looking at. Niantic uses Wayfarer to determine whether points of interest in the real world are any good or not. By giving you a photo, a description, a picture of the surrounding area, some Google Maps and a 5-star rating system, you can judge on interesting things nearby. Sounds simple, right? Well, before… [Continue Reading]

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