Not looking to be anyones spotlight here. Not crying about anything in general, just an observation after testing the wayfarer system over the last week.
In advance, it failed miserably
Hear me out....
I took a trip back home, The Keys, played a little ingress, hit some old time greats, even captured a ton of uniques clearing miles of machina to make way for layers. Good times right? From southern Islamorada to downtown, mile markers 74-81, There were 13 unsubmitted resort marques that I spent the time properly addressing and adding to this game, hopefully. Who denies resort marquees right? These are usually the first door to other poi's behind it. Out of those 13, there was an additional 'fake' added for a total of 14 resort like marque additions to the game. Note, I'm testing the system here. All of which, were within the nessisary requirements to become approved portals. That's why only 2 of them made it into the game. What a shame. Oh, and the fake one made it as well. Good job guys, 2 out of a legit 13 get the nod while the fake slipped in as well. I say you failed if you had anything to do with the processing of these subs, because they were practically identical in the ways needed to make the game. That's why 2 of them were just undeniable and the other 11.....seriously though, you can't be serious!!?.
How broke does it look to me as someone who actually puts effort, pride, and has somewhat of a clue I would hope, has an idea of what the criteria is for submitting? Got 100's of seer points right?
On another broken note...
Don't you find it strange they want to start enforcement of Pokémon rules on decade old ingress portals/poi's the same weekend I use said certain portal that has a million plus visitors every year, tons of foot traffic, but, because we ain't walking there, it gets removed the minute I throw a field from it? This isn't the only one they removed this week for this extreemly poor sportmanship of a reason. The Caymans lost Amphrite The Bronze as we did COTA off the coast of Key Largo. This 'ticky-tack' rule shouldn't apply if it's safe to be there and or get there. Period! The removal of National Monuments in State Parks or monuments of any variation that has traffic in the millions or just a few, is also a detriment to the survival and the overall long-term success of the game. Signs of poor sportsmanship or just a lack of will to get to actual, already accepted, proven, proper, portal/poi's is pathetic at best. Make better decisions please!
PS red faction is also ending groups that were megafield friendly and group get together oriented. It's not helping and agents are quietly quitting.
It's settled! Our next Wayfarer Challenge will be hosted in Italy, France, and Germany! Thank you to all who voted and are planning to participate! The official announcement will be posted by Wednesday at noon which will also mark the start of our challenge. While we are working hard to finalize all rewards (for both individual and community), we can't wait to witness your successes. In the next day or so, you will also see the challenge page/category also go live where we will post all updates and where you will be able to post your questions.