About Niantic and third party trackers

About Niantic and third party trackers

Niantic has proven that they are ready to give everything they have to keep the “third party tracker situation” under control. However, we don’t think there is one. The trackers are not destroying the game, or imposing huge load on Niantic servers. We argue, and you should also, that they are keeping the game alive.

It’s not a rare occasion that developers drop the ball. There, we said it: Niantic fucked up. After the ingame tracker stopped working, there is no alternative for players, no tool to use but to rely on third party trackers. Combine the lack of tracking with the recent changes to spawns while driving and you’ve got a simple formula for self destruction.

The author of FastPokeMap explained in details why they are still maintaining the site in his open letter to Niantic. We stand behind his words 100%. There is no future for Pokemon GO if Niantic continues to hammer down community members and leaders who are willing to spend hundreds of hours just to make the game playable again.

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