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It makes more sense for Niantic and Wayfinder to hold events to improve the quality of titles, descriptions, photos, and location information.
I posted a slightly different post (Safari Zone) and while I'm deleting it, I have one request for the Wayfarer team.
If you are thinking of hosting a Wayfarer community day in the future, we would love to have a dedicated icon for it.
Unlike Ingress's confusing icons, it's not urgent, but it will definitely be necessary by the time the Wayfarer native app comes out.
An eye-catching icon that is easy to see from a visual perspective would help the Wayfarer world.
This is the Wayfarer team. They have nothing to do with Pokémon GO’s decisions. You’re better off asking in your app.
I think that people aren't going to filter out game specific questions as much after an Ingress gameplay question made it into the Wayfarer AMAs
Waaaaay back haha I can't make promises but we have looked into OPR Live and learning what we can to see what would be helpful in the future. We're just starting our live presence again for Wayfarer so we're learning and growing as we go.
Yassssssssssss! Can't wait to meet you!
Thanks for letting us know the Brand Ambassadors had difficulties with that. I'll send the feedback to the team.
They’ve just made it clear that Ingress related questions are fine and Pokémon GO related questions are not. It’s cool. 😎 😆
it's true but you shouldn't say it
Obviously can't go (even if I had the money really hard to arrange hotels, flights etc. To go on short notice) but what would this actually entail, maybe not for this one but in the future? Will something happen on wayfarer itself on these niantic community days like they do in pogo/pikmin (possibly ingress though I dint think anything is happening in game) or is it just going to be irl meet and greets?
Too many people kept insisting that it wasn't an Ingress-related question even when it obviously was. That is perhaps the only reason that question was addressed in the AMA.
The Brand Ambassadors in Long Beach were similarly, er, underwhelming? No complaints about the people themselves, who were very nice. They just didn’t seem to have been given enough training/direction/purpose for their presence (and the “swag” they had to hand out was no better).
Hopefully, WF’s live presence will feel a bit more directed and meaningful. Won’t be able to make it to Dallas, but L.A. is ready when you are!
Thank you for this feedback. It's good to consider as we look to grow our presence in the future. I'll be sure to share this feedback with the appropriate team.
So how do we get @NianticTintino involved in other Wayfarer topics as much as your involved in this one? This is probably the thread you have replied to the most... wish other issues/topics got a share of the love. (No offense, love the enthusiasm on the topic... just wish there was more presence overall)
Just don't ask about flaws in the current wayfarer experience or ways to improve it. They're happy to talk about boba tea but anything substantial is kryptonite
Excited to hear about this! I would love to get the Wayfarer Live medal added to my ingress profile.
Unfortunetly that is seeming to be very true. Like, what is even the point of the criteria clarifications page if no one at niantic will go in there unless for a one off visit every 3 months
That's where threads trying to make British trail markers ineligible go, it's a critical containment subforum.
I couldn't help but notice, as a South African, that the entire continent of Africa has been excluded once more.
How is it that there isn't even 1 viable city in the entire continent for an in-person community day event?
Actually, most of Dallas will be PoGo'ers. Nice try ;)
Now I wonder if @NianticTintino will be accepting friend requests...?
Why did you edit my message? It originally said "hired help". Which is true. The people on site wearing Niantic gear did not come from Niantic; they were locally hired help, just following a pre-made script. They did not actually have knowledge of Niantic.
Hello @NianticTintino-ING !!
Could you please clarify who are the Brand Ambassadors and what is their role?
Im planning on assisting to Mexico City Niantic CD, but after asking Ingress XM Ambassador and Vanguards, apparently they are not going to be there. From PoGo friends I hear that AlanMB its inviting the PoGo Trainers and set up a dinamic to earn suprises based on wich community/group gets more people there, but completely left out Ingress and Pikmin Communities/groups. Is he the Brand Ambassador?
If this surprise is the "Swag" announced on niantics post, its unfair that people from Ingress and Pikmin dont even have the opportunity to participate.
Also, since Wayfarer its going to be a part of it, is there going to happen something especial for submitting or evaluating Waysposts during the event?
thanks for responding!
Hi there @JimboMX-ING,
Thanks for asking. The Brand Ambassadors are staff we hire to support us on a global scale. We have just revised their training to ensure they know the basics about each of our games. AlanMB is not a Brand Ambassador, our Brand Ambassadors do not organize specific events like the one you're mentioning. I cannot speak for Ingress or Pikmin Bloom but for Wayfarer, since this is our first Community Day we'll be attending (only Dallas, TX, USA) we hope to expand and grow our attendance for future Community Days. The only thing that will happen for Wayfarer is that I will be there in person at the Dallas, TX location getting to meet current and future Explorers. Testing out live events, taking feedback and learnings, and then growing to be more present irl.
Looking forward to catching up with you tomorrow, @NianticTintino!!
So they’ll know what Ingress is this time?
For those that have attended, any feedback?
It seems the event was pretty poor for Ingress agents;
so I wonder how it was for Wayfarers too. One person mentioned that at their event, the staff did not know what Wayfarer was.
the staff did not know what Wayfarer was.
Color me surprised!