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Niantic responds to #HearUsNiantic that threatens to boycott Pokemon Go

Fans can look forward to the final resolution

There was an announcement done by Niantic to limit up some of the features in Pokemon Go, but the main feature that was declared to get changed was to reduce PokeStop Interaction Distance. Players were against these changes as the situation was yet not under control, they were even asked for feedback but no such actions were taken. Now, Pokémon Go fans came up with #HearUsNiantic that threatens to boycott the game.

This announcement of PokeStop interaction distance reduction from 80 meters to 40 meters does not seem to go well with the players. However, many players were unable to venture outside and this leads a heavy criticism after Niantic promised to keep few changes permanent. Rapidly, fans came up with #HearUsNiantic on Twitter and official pages to drag attention onto them. 

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Niantic issued an official response to #HearUsNiantic

Finally, Niantic responded to them by sharing a statement that says that they will be putting together an “internal cross-functional team”. This is going to develop ways in which core ideals of the game will be preserved while the community’s feedback will also be concerned. Niantic wrote,

We have heard your input loud and clear and so to address the concerns you have raised, we are taking the following actions: We are assembling an internal cross-functional team to develop proposals designed to preserve our mission of inspiring people to explore the world together, while also addressing specific concerns that have been raised regarding interaction distance.

By the next seasonal update, Niantic promised to “share the findings” of this task which will be held on 1 September 2021. Not only this they will reach out to the community leaders to “join us in this dialogue” over the coming days.

There is no such confirmation which states that Niantic will take back the decision of ending the Exploration Bonuses and revert the PokeStop Interaction Distance. The community is still looking for a final response from the company.

What are your thoughts on the #HearUsNiantic campaign? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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