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Last post Author Topic: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.  (Read 8317 times)

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Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« on: May 20, 2013, 09:46:21 AM »
It started here.



It ended here.

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 11:06:45 AM »
It ended here.

oh dear. I'm now 'here' too :)

they're very generous with scores but the first game was a disaster -
second was a lot better in spite of a couple of major duds - link (I'm getting competitive already :-[)
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 12:08:50 PM »
Well, I tried the same as your second... you're doing very well.  Compared to me, that is.  ;D  I only scored 7k on that same one. (The second link is to share and compete)

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 01:28:08 PM »
oh, one can turn around as well! Well, then I am satisfied with my 9525 points.
1) link

2) link

Bookmarked. I will be back...  :up:


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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 01:29:19 PM »
Well, I tried the same as your second... you're doing very well.  Compared to me, that is.  ;D  I only scored 7k on that same one. (The second link is to share and compete)

well my next attempt was almost more impressive ;)
I only got one on the correct continent - still ending up with a genorous 5k points...

Screenshot - 2013-05-20 , 20_23_44.pngGeoguessr.  I'm addicted.

just how wrong can a person be :D
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 01:58:33 PM »
oh, one can turn around as well! Well, then I am satisfied with my 9525 points.

2) link

well I went for the challenge Curt - and make up for my last attempt (I think there's a lot of luck involved with me, but it's fun looking for clues)

Screenshot - 2013-05-20 , 20_40_48_ver001.png
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 05:08:55 PM »
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Game finished!

You got 9345 points in total.

Addictive for sure!

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 05:21:46 PM »
People have joked about how influential xkcd is becoming for niche memes.

Go Randall!

 8)

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 06:26:19 PM »
Hah!  I won!

You won the challenge with 10900 points against 9345.

That makes me happy after my earlier showing...


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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 06:26:54 PM »
People have joked about how influential xkcd is becoming for niche memes.

What is a niche meme?  And how would it apply to this?

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 07:21:34 PM »
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Game finished!
You got 12564 points in total.


Challenge URL

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 08:00:55 PM »
Challenge game finished!
You won the challenge with 15636 points against 12564.

I, admittedly, got lucky.  On that last one, I got within 1km, giving 6k points.

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 08:23:52 PM »
Challenge game finished!
You won the challenge with 15636 points against 12564.

I, admittedly, got lucky.  On that last one, I got within 1km, giving 6k points.

 :Thmbsup:

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 08:58:07 PM »
Challenge game finished!
You won the challenge with 15636 points against 12564.

I, admittedly, got lucky.  On that last one, I got within 1km, giving 6k points.

Challenge game finished!

You won the challenge with 17079 points against 12564.


Oh dear, what a time sink!  But I got that last one spot on, enough to make up for the one on in Australia that I thought was in Oregon.  :D
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 09:01:32 PM »
I cant get the challenge url up so I must not have allowed all I should have but I just scored...

Last round points: 2004
Total points: 21201
Round: 5/5

Had a couple 6k+ scores... :D
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2013, 11:10:10 PM »
Great...now I'll get even less sleep at night... :-\

Here's a new challenge -- beat my first try!

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2013, 12:11:59 AM »
2) link

2013-05-21 15_09_36-GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! - Pale Moon.png

Here's a new challenge -- beat my first try!

2013-05-21 16_19_10-GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! - Pale Moon.png

I can see I'm going to have to ignore this thread  :-\  ;D

Dammit!!

Couldn't resist...

Challenge URL

2013-05-21 17_20_02-GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! - Pale Moon.png

This one wasn't too bad, got within 200 meters on all of them I think....definitely have too much free time.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 02:26:56 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2013, 06:44:12 AM »
This one wasn't too bad, got within 200 meters on all of them I think....definitely have too much free time.

so... have you like been everywhere :tellme: :P
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2013, 07:33:40 AM »
so... have you like been everywhere :tellme: :P

Far from it but I kind of look at it the same way as the old TV program Through The Keyholew.

The clues are all there, (one of them I had to travel a fair few kilometers down the virtual road to get one), but it's asking the right questions, (in a search engine in this case), that'll get you a precise location.

It says to "figure out where you are" and I'm sitting in front of the best tool for the job, I'm pretty sure they expect me to use it.  I just look at it as an exercise in logic.

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 08:53:06 AM »
^gotcha, I did look for clues in the images, but just combined that with the wild and/or intuitive guess approach ;)
road markings, signs naturally - road or otherwise, driving on the left/right, vehicles, vegetation, weather.

To rgdot's cschw's challenge, I was doing really well but managed to get almost minimum points on one**

Screenshot - 2013-05-21 , 13_43_28_ver002.png

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SPOILER
the one on the Russia/Georgia border - I think my answer was around 9k miles away in Alberta :)

Screenshot - 2013-05-21 , 13_43_28_ver001.pngGeoguessr.  I'm addicted.




[edit] I just did a 360 lookaround at each site - I'm not going down any of those roads cause otherwise I'd possibly never see myself again... [/edit]
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« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 09:38:03 AM by tomos, Reason: corrected challenger\'s name »

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2013, 09:21:15 AM »
It says to "figure out where you are" and I'm sitting in front of the best tool for the job, I'm pretty sure they expect me to use it.  I just look at it as an exercise in logic.

Ditto.  Especially after that xkcd cartoon.  It's not a static image, so I imagine that I was dropped there and look around for clues.

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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2013, 09:55:59 AM »
Just for interests sake on that last puzzle, don't look if you haven't done it:
Spoiler
A) There's a POI, (Place of Interest), sign up the road
B) There a sign with a phone number on the main road, area code + street names give it away
C) Shop names
D) Surf Life Saving Club rooms just up the road, (moment I saw the image I already knew what country) :D
E) There's a pretty obvious POI sign at the intersection


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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2013, 10:29:55 AM »
Now with everyone operating on the same level, scores should *really* get interesting...  and don't forget you can zoom in the map when you place your answer.

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 09:44:06 PM »
Here's one, 3 and 5 gave me the most trouble with 5 being a semi-accurate guess, (only 678km away).

Number 4 borders on the DUH!  ;D

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2013, 07:34:26 AM »
I'm too embarrassed to mention the scores.  :-[

But I got the PLANET right every time.  :D
I spent 25 years training to be an eccentric then I woke up one morning and realised that I'd cracked it.
I've not had to try since.

I wonder what happens if I click on thi