Visible Wayspot nominations in App

NintendoConnect-PGONintendoConnect-PGO Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited December 2022 in December AMA - 2022

Would it be possible to see and review Wayspot nominations in Pokémon GO or Ingress in the future? A good way to verify if the objekt in question is there and we can accept or decline Wayspots while playing.

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  • SeaprincessHNB-PGOSeaprincessHNB-PGO Posts: 1,360 Ambassador
    edited December 2022

    There's a part of me that loves this idea. But in reality, it would make players so annoyed.

  • NintendoConnect-PGONintendoConnect-PGO Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited December 2022

    With a on/off toggle maybe and only for nominations „in voting“ of course. :)

  • Grogyan-INGGrogyan-ING Posts: 97 ✭✭✭

    This was always the intention for the Wayfarer App.

    It already has separate login buttons for Ingress and Pokémon GO. However these are not working yet, and the dev team have been working hard in making the app work on iOS and Android for the past couple of years

  • tp235-INGtp235-ING Posts: 1,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Such a task could be used to check for vanishing or duplicate WAYSPOTs.

    It is not a bad attempt to have these checks as a task from Dr., Team Leader, Jarvis, and ADA and give the player a remote raid pass or other compensation.

    However, with all the reviews, it might get a little noisy and interrupt the game.

    Also, some rewards may raise concerns about abuse of the tasks, so it will be necessary to consider the advantages and disadvantages and build a system that cannot be abused.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the suggestion is: while you're out and about playing a Niantic game, if you come near a location that someone else nominated, it would pop up asking you to verify it is correct.

    Unfortunately, that would strengthen local voting cabals, especially when you know cheaters would spoof to where their buddy (or alt) made a nominaton.

    And, there's probably a low likelihood that someone would actually happen by - with a game open - at a place without a wayspot.

    It already takes too long for nominatons to process. Adding this layer could add a year or more to resolution time.

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