Along with so many other HPWU players in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area, I too am profoundly disappointing that this issue has now passed the 6-month mark. It is ridiculous that I have to drive miles out of my way to find inns, greenhouses, & fortresses. Personally, my HPWU playing has plummeted as a direct result of this problem. And, a majority of my playing time goes into collecting spell energy rather than casting or fortressing. I live very close to Como Park in Saint Paul, a very large regional park. Before the POIs disappeared, I could quickly replenish my spell energy (which is 635) at Como Park within 30 minutes. Now, I can spend an hour walking 4+ km within Como Park and barely get 100 spell energy from ground energy (and that is without ANY casting at all — I literally walk around that entire time just collecting ground energy). If I had not invested a huge amount of time (and a sizable amount of money) before the POIs disappeared, I definitely would not continue playing HPWU. And, most of the time when I play now, I am angry and frustrated purely because this POI issue persists. While I have continued to play, I also go out of my way to discourage new players from putting time, energy, and money into HPWU. I sincerely hope that folks at WB & Ninantic finally do something to fix this POI issue (which should be a gross embarrassment for them if it had lasted a week, let alone over 6 months). Perhaps I am expecting too much, though, from folks who have been unable to fix the problem with foundable flares for over a year…
I live just outside the affected area, but regularly travel into the area with the missing POIs. It is wildly unacceptable that this issue has persisted this long. I know there have been many players who have given up because of this, which is totally understandable. We have waited long enough.
I'm creating a listed sheet of all missing portals within the designated areas. I hope this may assist you, and give a broader sence of what needs to be recovered.
I Knight Bus with several of these players, and the topic comes up quite frequently.
and yeah i'll go there...if this was PoGo, it would have been fixed already.
why isn’t this taken care of in 6 months? @HPWUTeam
Just like the iOS purchase bug, continuing to ignore this problem and not provide regular updates to the community smacks of developer malpractice. The way these things have gone, makes it seem like Niantic wants this game to go away. There's little to no support. The game has constant glitches, grammatical and spelling errors, and the in game dialog isn't properly edited before publishing. The reason the game didn't make as much money as others is because a large percentage of the player base couldn't spend money in game for months on end. There doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency or priority that would attract players and retain them.
@hpwulola please post any requests for additional information on the MN Discord in #bugs-and-errors. I checked and you are still a member.
Game developers need to get this sorted! Niantic players are dedicated to these games. Ignoring issues like this only promotes ill will and will cost money in the long run, which in turn will affect the entire community.
What is really a slap in the face is that this isn’t even listed in the top bugs.
Certainly, Wizards Unite is played world wide, but this still affects a large number of players, and a major metropolitan area.
The lack of any updates from the @HPWUTeam makes this particularly difficult to bear… we have no sense if you are even working on it, or what the holdup is.
@Gopher67 , boy, what a slap in the face.
How did you message them? Maybe if all the affected players messaged them every time there is a new event they'd get the hint?
@AltarielValice Do you need people to help you list the missing POIs? I can let you know of the ones in my immediate area, although honestly, it's been so long I don't remember if some of them are inns, greenhouses, or fortresses 🤨
@HPWUTeam Please, please, please at least acknowledge that you remember this is happening to us and that you might consider working on a solution sometime in the near future!
Perhaps it’s time for a show of solidarity where all of us, from EVERYWHERE, stage a complete boycott on spending any actual money on in-game purchases until this is fixed? This is beyond ludicrous. 🤬
@StrongBugg 👋 It has been too long. We are hoping to hear from WB and Niantic this week.
@hpwulola has been very helpful. A recent test brought some POIs back but the sync dissapperates them again.
Are you on Discord? See link below. All are welcome!
Start in the sorting hat. You'll find most chatter about this in #bugs-and-error.
There is a new #missing POI chat too.
Is anyone at Niantic even reading this?
Is anyone out there? @hpwulola , when will we get our POI back?