Pokémon GO! has seen a bit of a drop-off in users lately, mainly because the developers at Niantic felt it was easier to disable the game’s monster tracker rather than fix it. But this has become a problem since most players now have trouble locating monsters, nor utilizing an in-game map to help them get around.
Niantic has been promising for some time that the monster tracker would be fixed and reactivated. And while it was activated in the San Francisco area, the publisher of the hit mobile game doesn’t currently have plans to introduce it nationwide – at least, not yet. Which is why players are also getting more interested in different Pokemon go accounts for sale that save them from the hassle of catching pokemon.
Speaking with Polygon, a Niantic representative explained, “Niantic is still testing a new type of tracking that’s geo-locked to San Francisco. At this moment, there is no estimated timeline to potentially rolling it out wider.”
A lot of players have already threatened to leave Pokémon GO! behind if the in-game map doesn’t return anytime soon, since it’s making it more difficult to hunt down creatures in the game. And without the support of third-party mapping sites (like PokeVision) to help, players are pretty much stuck in the dark.
In fact, one of these third-party creators, one that created FastPokeMap, noted that Niantic that the game is due for a fall of the features don’t come back. “Don’t be surprised if your userbase is tanking and don’t be surprised about the huge backlash from the community,” he noted. “Don’t be another (Hello Games). Listen to your community and open the API. You can still save Pokémon GO!.”
Only time will tell, but here’s hoping Niantic has some big plans in store, before Pokémon GO! comes to a grinding halt.