The public outrage online should be a real wake up call to Niantic. The rural issue is real. It’s real and it is going to kill the game. If a person can’t play at their maximum potential because of these fixable issues there will only be two outcomes. One being that they’ll quit or two they’ll resort to cheating. And the more who cheat the more that is taken away from local communities that will never develop because those cheaters begin to remotely play in areas where the game is thriving. Pick your poison.
These issues we’re having I assume are being worked on but after over 2yrs of this it’s not a good look. Feebas Day was a disaster that shouldn’t have taken place. Knowing already how crazy shiny hunting can be for many and then locking them behind pokéstops that are scarce for them was not the smart play here. But this is an easy fix, Niantic.
Choose a random weekend where feebas will spawn all over. Much like you’re doing with psyduck now. We may not get its shiny variant but at least people won’t feel as if they didn’t have a fair shot.
Make Incense Free And Spawn More
I live in a thriving area so no issues for me. But I don’t know anyone who uses incense. Make them free and spawn at the same rate as meltan from its box but with a tweak. Instead of one spawn per minute make them spawn clusters instead with a few rare spawns such as a ralts thrown in sometimes.
Solo Raids If Not Enough Trainers Detected
Add an option to solo tier 3 to 5 raids of no one responds after 10min of asking for assistance via Help option. If no one or not enough respond then the raid boss’ CP will be lowered to the lobby count. Easier said than done.
Pokécoins Earned From PvP Battles
Not being able to gain coins from gyms is more of an issue that we all tend to face but with rurals it’s tougher since they don’t normally have access to a lot of gyms. So I think working out more ways to earn coins would make people happier. Add them in gifts. There’s an idea.