Can you change your bonus location?
sbeahm21-PGO Posts: 14 ✭✭
I keep getting reminders that I have already reviewed all of the spots in my home area. before I knew how it worked I placed my bonus location down in the same massive cell and it just gives me stuff from my home location. My problem is that i cant get more reviews because they are in the same large cell meaning my bonus location does nothing. So is there a way i can change it before the year because its impossible to review lately. Thanks!
You can, however you have to wait 1 year after you set your bonus location.
Occasionally a Niantic employee will manually address an individual request for a home/bonus reset. Or, they used to.
@MargariteDVille-ING how would i get there attention to maybe have this chance of changing it because i made my bonus location like 3 months ago and switching it to a better spot now would make it easier for me to review more spots.
Thanks for the comment
They used to randomly come thru here and see posts.
Maybe you could try the Wayfarer help bot?
Then just tag some mods like @NianticAaron @NianticVK @NianticLC @NianticOtoStar etc.
Just a reminder that they'll grant your request only if it's caused by error i.e. you're accidentally misplaced your bonus location, bonus location you've set is bugged, etc.
Hi there, @sbeahm21-PGO! Bonus location can only be changed once in a year. Nominations/Edits are assigned as per the Hometown and Bonus location. Also, your active play area has an impact on the nominations you get for review. If there are no nominations to review, we recommend checking the site again after a few hours or days. Thank you!
@NianticOtoStar You said that “Nominations/Edits are assigned as per the Hometown and Bonus location.”
I filed a bug report 4 months ago explaining that this is NOT true, because edits are not being assigned as per Hometown and Bonus locations. See bug report here: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/33370/hometown-and-bonus-locations-do-not-provide-edits-to-review
Despite it having been four months since the report, the bug report post has not been commented on and has not switched to ‘Investigating’ so I am not sure that the appropriate team is even aware of this issue. And as a result, the information being provided by moderators such as yourself is unfortunately not correct at this time.
Wouks you perhaps be able to escalate the bug report so this actually gets investigated? Thank you.
Sorry to derail your post, @sbeahm21-PGO . And I’m sorry to hear that your bonus location was not reset despite Niantic staff having the power to do so, as evidenced by other times when they have reset people’s bonus locations. :(
I personally would encourage Niantic to re-review at the restrictions placed on bonus and home location changes and see if they are achieving the intended outcome, especially for people like you who misunderstand the convoluted and hidden system and end up with effectively no bonus area for a whole year.
@sbeahm21-PGO If you use the wayfarer help chat and explain that you messed up your Bonus or home location choice since you didn't understand it, you might get away with it as a one time courtesy for you to then really set it in stone. Different staff members will handle it differently though, you might need to try a few times. You can access the help chat by going to the wayfarer website, click the help chat, and then an orange bubble appears. Type skip in the text box, choose problem with my account and then answer to your best knowledge, with the last step being expalining that you have set your locations wrongly. Don't mention cells as often they instantly reject requests when they see that word