Brazil Wayfarer Challenge - Start Exploring!
NianticTintino Posts: 876Niantic › admin
We are super excited to ship the Brazil Wayfarer Challenge! Starting today, you’ll be able to explore new places, find great places to socialize, and check out exciting places to exercise. If you have your Home and/or your Bonus Location already set to anywhere in Brazil, or your last played location is in Brazil, you’ll be able to help your community reach their Wayspot Approval Goals and earn some rewards while you’re at it. A quick recap:
Start Time: 21 September 2021 at 12:00pm BRT
End Time: 5 October 2021 at 12:00pm BRT
Wayspot Approval Goal:
Tier 1 - 4000
Tier 2 - 6000
- 1 Wayfarer Upgrade
- Pokémon GO
- 50 Pokéballs, 1 Star Piece, 1 Incense, and 1 Remote Raid Pass
- 20 Resonators, 20 XMP, 20 Ultra Strike, 20 Power Cube, 2 ITO EN (+), 2 ITO EN (-), 2 SoftBank Ultra Link
- 2 Wayfarer Upgrades
- Pokémon GO
- 100 Pokéballs, 1 Star Piece, 1 Incense, and 2 Remote Raid Passes
- 40 Resonators, 40 XMP, 40 Ultra Strike, 40 Hypercube, 4 ITO EN (+), 4 ITO EN (-), 4 SoftBank Ultra Link
Fore more details on how to participate, reward eligibility, and timeline please check out the original post HERE
Kind of feels pointless when Niantic has been just importing mass ineligible & unsafe POI from Foursquare, the internal reviewers are back to accepting trash, and you've opted to not make this a global event.
Why do this at all, rather than just give every reviewer who's been working on clearing the backlog over the last few years some of these prizes? Why geo-lock it to Brazil?
Good luck Brazil, its a shame the rest of the world were shut out of the event 😢
I hear the Brazil community accept any old rubbish if it results in moar stopz, and given Niantic's history with fudging numbers, I'm sure they'll hit the target no problem when the whole incentive is to create xyz amount of new waypoints, so just 5* literally anything and everything right?
Let's start the catastrophe!
Half of the POI that get accepted will be illegal graffitis. I'll make a nice collection thread once the event is over.
In fact, Wayfarer is not well regarded by the Brazilian community and one of the reasons is the amount of rejections. This has resulted in a low number of people willing to review nominations. Even the few appraisers we have are pejoratively dubbed "Niantic employees."
Niantic should have alllowed us South Americans into the Brazilian Challengue, it is not that hard for Spanish speakers to understand portuguese even if you barely know a thing about it.
It's a shame this one is such a dud
As a fellow Brazilian player, I can tell some of the places I have reviewed are actually pretty good - located apart from other stops, easily accessible and safe. We do have some submissions which roughly translate to "please approve this stop" or "this is not the right location but please don't move the pin". I've been fair in judging these locations as they should be, moving the pin to the right spot or not approving locations which do not match what I see in the map.
The amount of "bad" submissions is not that great. I feel we're walking in a good direction.
So I set my bonus location to Brazil, ive reviewed a decent amount since the event started, probably about 90 to 100, and not one single one of them has been in Brazil. I set my bonus location this morning (6 hours before event started) and got 3 within 20 reviews (wanted to make sure it was working) but nothing since then. Has something gone wrong @NianticTintino because it's weird it started with me getting a few quickly and then nothing
Funny @NianticTintino ! I still wonder where the point of a challenge is if only locals take part 🤦🏻♂️? Who wins in the story? The Brazilians who have no support and will NOT judge as sunday anymore? Is the process of this challenge your idea @NianticTintino ? Because currently you don't give the impression of reinforcement. For several weeks now, the community has been showing the right path to take in the Russia Wayfarer Challenge and then moving away from it 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
And what is much worse, that you do not comment on the topic !? What is the purpose of Niantic? Do you really feel so strong that you can allow yourself to alienate the community?
Especially this statement, "If you have your Home and/or your Bonus Location already set to anywhere in Brazil, or your last played location is in Brazil, you’ll be able to help your community reach their Wayspot Approval Goals and earn some rewards while you’re at it. A quick recap", As if someone who is not from Brazil has placed his home location or his bonus location there, if you would like to have more wayspots for yourself in your country and your location. So why ? And in times of Corona, someone must have recently been on vacation in Brazil (someone is not watching the news !?
If they say "please approve" or "area has too few spots", we just ignore and review as usual.
I have had quite a few "misplaced for cells, please don't move", though. Also some clearly faked photospheres.
Not very different from what we see in other places.
Yes, that pretty much sums up what I've seen so far. I like many submissions, though. Several open and safe areas being reviewed this afternoon. I did close to 100 reviews in the last few hours, had maybe one dozen "please approve"s and the like, and ignored the pleads and reviewed them as they should be reviewed. But most of them have been good so far.
Thanks for mentioning. I'll bring this up to the team to make sure it's all working as intended. As I'm sure you're aware, there are three different ways your reviews are populated 1) Home Location, 2) Bonus Location, and 3) Most Recently Played Location so it may be working but might take some time to give you more Brazil ones. But as I mentioned, I'll check in with the team and get back to you as soon as I can.
You do realize that 1) Home Location can't be changed 2) Bonus Location can't be changed within a year since the last edit, and 3) Most Recently Played Location, who wants to get on a plane to visit Brazil recently with COVID going on everywhere? Just admit this event is not intended to be enjoyed globally. It's a local event for Brazil. Not sure what you guys want to achieve here. Brazil won't get that many POIs as Russia for sure. The really bad rewards are somewhat comforting for us who are shutting off from the event though.
Hometown Ok Bonus location OK And you can vote!
I did and it works!
Hello folks from other countries, these problems have existed for many months and years, to consider being accepted from this and that, because it is eligible, some edits by moving because of the cells and etc. are old appointments or are current.
Hi @NianticTintino Could you let me know why my bonus location is coded?
Have done another 75 reviews since I posted and still nothing from Brazil. Maybe I'm just being unlucky?
I cant change eithe locations to Brazil. The pencil is greyed out. How do I participate in the challenge if I can't change my location?!
You can change your bonus location only once a year.
Would like to report again that since 2020, many requests for wayports in some regions of the city of Fortaleza, Brazil are not even going to evaluation, there is a kind of limbo in some neighborhoods. I cite for example this neighborhood in the coordinates below: Passaré neighborhood, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Thanks for the update. I checked back in with the team and there doesn't seem to be any issues. Everything is working as intended. Since we use those three points to populate, it may be feeding you more from one than the other. I'll keep you posted if anything else comes up along the same lines that may be impacting you.
Which part of Brazil did you choose? Have you gone with a highly populated area?
Sou do Brasil e estou participando do Desafio Wayfarer. Ontem, devido ao número de solicitações analisadas, tive acesso a um aprimoramento. Utilizei ele em uma das minhas indicações, mas ela continua com o status de "na fila". Essa indicação não deveria entrar para "votação"? Por acaso, os aprimoramentos realizados durante o Desafio ficarão retidos, e só entrarão para votação após o encerramento do Desafio? Desde já, muito obrigado!
O aprimoramento acelera o processo, mas não também não é algo imediato. Em geral leva pelo menos um dia pra ir pra votação, é normal.
"Continue assim, Brasil! 4618 novos Wayspots foram adicionados desde o dia 21/9/2021. Faltam apenas 11 dias!"
So we are way past Tier 1 already.
I'm skimming through the discussions but can my bonus or home location be reset? I do want to participate for the event but currently both of those location change options are grayed out. Thank you!
No, there are no location changes for this event.