Wayfarer 4.2: New User Orientation
Here’s what’s new with Wayfarer 4.2
All new Wayfarer Explorers will experience a Wayfarer orientation on their very first log-in. The experience walks Explorers through setting up their profile, understanding Agreements and Upgrades, the Wayfarer Criteria and finally taking the Wayfarer quiz. It will skip walking through the Nominations or Review pages for now, as these will face major overhaul next year.
Change from our Oct 20/2021 announcement
- Explorers who have logged in for the first time before the release date and have already passed the Wayfarer quiz will not experience the orientation, nor have to retake the quiz.
- Explorers who have not logged in within 6 months before the release date and have not passed the Wayfarer quiz will experience the orientation and must pass the quiz.
- Going through the orientation will require you to set your Hometown Location. If you do not experience/are exempt from the orientation, nothing will change with your existing Hometown Location settings.
Please note that we’re also planning to change how new users get access to the in-game contribution features in Pokémon GO, to be gated by level and user orientation status, by sometime in January --> Once a player reaches eligibility in Pokémon GO, they’ll be asked to visit Wayfarer’s website to onboard. Their contribution features in-game will be enabled once they've gone through orientation and passed the training quiz. Otherwise they will remain disabled. We expect to implement the same in Ingress next year.
Until then, the feature unlock will remain the same by only reaching in-game eligibility level. However, all new and lapsed users visiting Wayfarer's website will still have to go through the new orientation flow per the bullet points above.
As always, Safe Exploring!