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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #50 on: 30 May 2013, 18:38 »

Ugh: 26,069 points.

I got screwed up in Australia. Think that's the most I've ever been off from a spot (a good 1,200 km).

Getting better at my Cyrillic, though.
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« Reply #51 on: 31 May 2013, 15:04 »

Screwed up in Australia again, but this time I still managed 28,443.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #52 on: 02 Jun 2013, 03:00 »

yeah,  australia's starting to piss me off. what with it's long stretches of unmarked road through the deserts.

i think what the game needs is some way to jump up or down the road a few miles at a time, that way you could at least make your way to a town of something.
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« Reply #53 on: 02 Jun 2013, 03:36 »

I actually like the way it is. I think it makes the "you are abducted by the CIA and dropped off in the middle of nowhere" feeling* more realistic.


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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #54 on: 02 Jun 2013, 06:13 »

... hey, we share canon.
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« Reply #55 on: 02 Jun 2013, 07:00 »

Yeah, that's the general vibe of the game.

"You are now in the middle of nowhere. You have no GPS; just a general map of the earth. You will not be allowed to know where you are until you have made a guess. For every guess you make, you will be awarded an amount of money, based upon how accurate your guess was. You will not get the money until after you have made five 'trips'."
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #56 on: 02 Jun 2013, 07:06 »

I could get behind that game, to be honest.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #57 on: 02 Jun 2013, 11:47 »

26,794 points, using Google. I hate Australia now.
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« Reply #58 on: 02 Jun 2013, 12:11 »

Did it put you in a diabolical location, too? There's several in Aussieland. They REALLY need to get out and do some more Street View drives through the outback.
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« Reply #59 on: 02 Jun 2013, 12:36 »

Did it put you in a diabolical location, too? There's several in Aussieland. They REALLY need to get out and do some more Street View drives through the outback.
Yeah, it put me next to a creek that has no Wikipedia article, but whose name happens to be the same as a hill on the opposite side of Australia.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #60 on: 02 Jun 2013, 14:47 »

I was just landed on an absolutely nondescript road somewhere... except that one of those cars was right behind me.  :-D

Yay for advertising!

Edit: and you know what? The car passed the Google Street View car at some point, and during one frame, it's license plate was unblurred.  :laugh: I found out that I was in Sao Paulo (the state). From that car alone.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #61 on: 02 Jun 2013, 14:55 »

And with the help of Loki, who was kind enough to translate a Cyrillic sign (which contributed nothing sadly, but just told me to lock the gate after driving through it) I just managed 31540 points in this game:

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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #62 on: 02 Jun 2013, 15:17 »

Dude. Google Translate. Use the Cyrillic-language keyboard. It improved my scores in Russia and the former Soviet Republics IMMENSELY.
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« Reply #63 on: 02 Jun 2013, 15:20 »

He did use it, but said it didn't come up with anything useful. Maybe because there were й-symbols in the sign.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #64 on: 02 Jun 2013, 15:21 »

Just decided to start a new game, and I'm ALREADY head-desking.

Is that... SANSKRIT?
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #65 on: 02 Jun 2013, 15:33 »

Might be Thai, though Street View does have a few places in India.
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« Reply #66 on: 02 Jun 2013, 16:06 »

It was Thai. (Facepalm)

I got put in another Place From Hell again. I double-dog dare anyone to get it right. I spun around about 100 times before realizing I didn't have anywhere to go.

23,961 points

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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #67 on: 02 Jun 2013, 17:12 »

i did one last night with a bug splattered across my screen for a whole round.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #68 on: 02 Jun 2013, 17:57 »

I think I have figured out the "perfect score" - 32,395.

I missed it by one point this last time.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #69 on: 02 Jun 2013, 19:43 »

but did you do it without outside references?
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #70 on: 02 Jun 2013, 20:54 »

Hell, if I did that? I'd be getting scores in the low thousands.

Still have issues, even when I have help.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #71 on: 02 Jun 2013, 21:22 »

well personally, i don't really get what the point of the game is if you're just going to find a street sign and google your exact location.

i'm usually happy when i can get within 1000 miles
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #72 on: 02 Jun 2013, 21:26 »

17743, with no Googling. Shoulda went with my gut instinct on the fjordy one.
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« Reply #73 on: 02 Jun 2013, 21:36 »

Actually, I did get a score of about 20k without assistance (see previous page). It gets difficult without at least a language translator, though.
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« Reply #74 on: 03 Jun 2013, 00:04 »

well personally, i don't really get what the point of the game is if you're just going to find a street sign and google your exact location.

i'm usually happy when i can get within 1000 miles
...you got street signs? Luuuuucky! I don't think I ever saw a streetsign that was legible. The most successful I got was within 20 meters, by googling the address of a shop for bridal dresses that conveniently happened to be a few meters away from me.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #75 on: 03 Jun 2013, 01:44 »

It can be a test of your ability to recognise landscapes but also of your google-fu. Just how you'd like to play the game.
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« Reply #76 on: 03 Jun 2013, 03:44 »

I understand that there is a slightly-older game that has a similar premise, except you just have to type the name of the city. That game is named "Pursued" - and it has a time limit.

Personally, I prefer Geoguessr, because you can take as long as you want or as quickly as you want.
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« Reply #77 on: 03 Jun 2013, 07:45 »

Did one without Google Assistance (okay, I did have to use translate for the one area, but that was only because I didn't believe the first sign I saw).

Still ended up with 24,673 points.
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #78 on: 27 Dec 2013, 20:47 »

I saw this game linked on another forum. It's similar to geoguessr, except it's a bit more restrictive about moving around, and more importantly it allows you to limit the locations to one region.

edit -- just had a serious derp moment. I told it to give me locations in Allegany County, Maryland. It gave me Street View images of my mom's house (which I'm currently sitting in). I asked for a hint.  :psyduck:
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Re: GeoGuessr
« Reply #79 on: 27 Dec 2013, 20:52 »

It's gotten a bit harder to guess some places, and the game's GPS isn't quite dead-on in some spots. Best I've been able to get lately is in the 27k range - and that was with a lot of help and no Japan/Taiwan or Russian locales.
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« Reply #80 on: 28 Dec 2013, 02:03 »

[...] I asked for a hint.  :psyduck:
In the vernacular; ROFL.
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