Congratulations! - Brazil Wayfarer Challenge
NianticTintino Posts: 875Niantic › admin
A big congratulations to our Brazil Explorers! The Brazil Wayfarer Challenge has come to a close and all 3 tiers have been surpassed! WOW! I hope you all enjoyed the challenge. With that, I’m happy to share a summary of your achievements.
- Total Participants: 10,616
- Total Accepted Nominations: 17,991
Your rewards will be distributed no later than by the end of this weekend. Again, thank you all for your dedication to our Wayfarer Community! I’m looking forward to our next Wayfarer Challenge and hope it’s as successful as this one.
Finally, we’re also looking to spice up the Wayfarer Challenges in the future. Keep an eye out for a post where you can share your thoughts and ideas.
Several thoughts on this. How does Niantic measure "success"? Was it successful that Niantic asked people to vote for the next location, and then pulled a twist in saying those who voted were essentially excluded from the event due to no resets? That's success?
Next, did the event make any significant impact on the backlog in Brazil?
If you want to spice up the next Wayfarer challenge, open it to anyone who wishes to participate with home/bonus resets before AND after the event, and provide a good number of upgrades, which is more important than ever before now with 40 pogo submissions.
Well... this event was for brazil people. Why would people who live in other countries want to participate in a place they don't know about?
In the same way that people living in Europe have to review nominations from their neighbouring countries.
Why would they want to? Because upgrades.
And Niantic still didn't give out Russian challenge rewards properly.
Just give them 1 upgrade as consolidation reward already.
Isn't that WHY these types of challenges are held? So people from across the globe jump in to make good progress in one specific area where the locals can't cover the reviewing process?
That said, I do share the sense of disappointment:
While I would gladly have participated, I ended up both missing out on taking part, by extension of the rewards that came with it, and am now once again stuck with a weird bonus location for a year.
This is not the first event of it's type - one would assume by now the recurring issues as such are known and can be counteracted - assuming the feedback is actually traced and it's not staff having a cheer party for themselves about X amount of new portals and neglecting the concerns raised.
Because of unclear rules some people (like me) couldn't participate: i set the bonus location into brazil but didn't get any submissions (have to wait one year to reset this). I refuse to also set my home-location (perhaps its not possible to change it back) to brazil too.
"I hope you all enjoyed the challenge"
isnt that a bit wrong? How should everyone enjoy a local challenge?
You should create an algorithm that uses an accounting term FIFO (First in, First out), in order to give preference to requests and prevent older requests from being in limbo. Excuse my way of expressing. But I used google translator.
And how many nominations were rejected?
Why don't you release this number.
I worked hard to get improvement in 5 requests and 4 of them were refused. Eligible nominations. Niantic needs to better oversee these assessments. Much disregard for the evaluators.
I think there was a lack of better publicity for the event. The first few days were "OK", but after reaching the goals, the community became discouraged from continuing with the evaluations. They could also have sponsored a Youtuber to introduce the platform to players during the Challenge. As there is little material translated into Portuguese, this was a challenge for newcomers.
The event is to encourage the chosen region to use the wayfarer by giving prizes, not for the whole world to "fly" to a region they don't know and try to do things in a language they don't understand.
Changing the bonus region to Brazil living outside it to participate in a REGIONAL EVENT is basically using fly outside the game.
I don't know why people change it.
Why did you ask this when thousands of fakes are correctly rejected during this event?
Edit: oops, I didn't realize that only a few % of fakes are correctly rejected.
Actually, with Wayfarer+ and the option to get easy translations, language wasn't much of an issue.
Sadly, that's past tense now.
There are alternative scripts that provides an easy option to translate nominations.
Any particular pointers?
I didn't even get to the point where I'd need translation due to not getting any nominations from Brazil at all though.
One of the best places to find information about Wayfarer is https://www.reddit.com/r/NianticWayfarer/
@NianticTintino i'd like to reset my hometown setting. changed it to brazil for the challenge
and me too
Guys, they clearly said it was a local event and people shouldn't change their locations unless they wanted to stay there. If they start giving resets now it will be very unfair to all the people that didn't take part in the challenge because of this.
Thank you @NianticTintino !!! I'm really looking forward to (hopefully) getting rewards
This is exciting !! ----> "Your rewards will be distributed no later than by the end of this weekend"
I'm going to keep checking back - I hope that upgrades will be distributed once every 12 hours or so -- that way, people who participated will get to assign them to specific nominations instead of auto-applied.
Thank you again!
Oh. I haven't read their reply to someone's post about resetting home locations similar to what they did for the russian challenge.
@NianticTintino @NianticGiffard I'd be wiiling to forfeit any rewards so can I have my home location reset?.
When can the location be changed again ?
Your home location is permanent. The bonus location can be changed once a year.
I would also forfeit my rewards for a bonus location reset. Translating slows me down. I’ve learned my lessons
I'm glad that the nomination I made one year ago where finally reviewed and accepted. Sad part is that inside it's inside an already occupied cell, and I just learned how to place it better before nominate it too late. I requested an reallocation position inside game. But change the position of it is a mystery to me since ther is nowhere to show me how the reallocation review is going in Wayfarer options. hope the community accept the reset location someday.
@NianticTintino now look what you've done here.
Trying to learn after Russian Wayfarer challenge, you decided to turn this Brazil challenge to be 'local' so you should expect only local players who set their home location in Brazil and others who set their bonus location in Brazil can participate in this event. This results in another problem however, you can see some foreign players wish to forfeit their rewards in order to reset their home location (partly their fault to not read the whole announcement, imo).
For the next Wayfarer challenge, can you at least do this:
1. While the challenge is open for everyone, try to open pre-registration for anyone in the world who would like to join the challenge; this will help the team to track every users who registered to the challenge and of course eligible for rewards (so no more false claims from users); and
2. Now that you have a list of registered users, add a second bonus location to be set only during challenge for every users participating for the challenge; this should be obvious, the bonus location can only be obtained during the challenge and must be set on the target country, and will be removed after the challenge so there should be no more people requesting to reset their home/bonus location.
I think it should be doable in the website, so why not try it?
Id quite like my rewards to actually come. Not on my pogo account as that never got to review, but I have a seperate ingress account (I know there's the argument that's multi accounting, but pogo is linked through face book and ingress is Google account which i do not want to link to my Facebook for several personal reasons. I can't link my pogo account to Google as, back in the very early days when pokemon trainer club kept failing, I created a second pogo account just so I could play, but I dont use it at all now, and can't ask for it to get deleted as, from what I've read, it would lead to my ingress account account being deleted) that was managing to review in Brazil when i set its bonus location. I would like those upgrades because of already having an upgrade being wasted on an easy pass from lazy reviewers
When are the rewards coming?
By the end of the weekend… lol. 24 hours? 28 hours?
Rewards should be coming soon!!!