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4.1K Niantic POIs missing in Minneapolis and Saint Paul for HP Wizards Unite
First and foremost, please know that I am aware that Harry Potter Wizards Unite does not have wayfarer, but it was suggested that this information get reported here because all of these wayspots disappeared at exactly the same time (the suggestion came from someone on the Wayfarer forum on Reddit). I also realize that some may think this is the known issue of new wayspots/POI syncing with HPWU, but that is not the case. The 4.1K were existing, known wayspots (and still exist and are active in Pokémon Go).
Here is the situation:
December 17, 2020, a calamity struck players of Niantic and Warner Brothers- Harry Potter Wizards Unite game. A total of 4.1K (as in thousand) wayspots or points of interest disappeared from the in-game map. The POIs that disappeared were inns, greenhouses, and fortresses.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are known together as the Twin Cities and have a combined square mileage of 6364 and a population of 668,000 people. Not a small area.
All the missing POIs have a few things in common: they all disappeared on December 17, 2020, they are all within the city limits of Minneapolis or St. Paul, and they all still exist in both Ingress and Pokemon Go.
A large local HPWU discord group has a channel dedicated to this issue.
This has been a huge issue for us in the Twin Cities area. It has been going on for 8 months, as of August 17, 2021.
The traces or spawns are also decreasing greatly as there are no players with Spell Energy (SE) to return them.
The game developers know about and have tried unsuccessfully to restore the in-game map points.
Why and how is this an acceptable way for Niantic or Warner Brothers to run their business? If this were in Pokemon Go, how long would the fix have taken?
Can you imagine if this was your gameplay area?
If it can happen here, it could happen anywhere worldwide. Please help Twin City witches and wizards get media attention to find a resolution to this issue.