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Last post Author Topic: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.  (Read 8313 times)

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 11:22:38 AM »
I'm too embarrassed to mention the scores.  :-[

Oh go for it...there's nothing wrong with a little good natured ribbing for a truly Epic Failure... :D ...I got a 158.


But I got the PLANET right every time.  :D

Me Too!! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2013, 12:28:44 PM »
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Challenge game finished!
You lost the challenge with 19065 points against 28227.


I thought I was doing good... then I'd compare, and I'd be down to .1km different, and you'd be .001km different... very impressive!  It also didn't help that I missed the first Australia location...

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2013, 07:58:28 PM »
I thought I was doing good... then I'd compare, and I'd be down to .1km different, and you'd be .001km different... very impressive!

Thanks!  As I said, too much free time  :-\

On the flip side, I get to drive all the friends/relatives nuts with challenges as payback for all the "look it's a new virus" emails over the years  ;D

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It also didn't help that I missed the first Australia location...

It always helps if you know the general environs of the country, the architecture of the only building and the strip road gave it away for me but apart from that I had to go looking.

I try to keep to a time limit of an hour on these otherwise I'd be going nuts, (I always like to know where I am - it's a caveman thing  :lol: )

The clues
A) Restaurant @ 40m
B) Website @ 10m, (misspelt possibly due to image joining)
C) Go east: partial town sign and Time Zone sign further on
D) Look at the silo
E) Knew the type of environment, a guess based on road direction


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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2013, 10:31:25 PM »
Well...that sure ate up an hour pretty quickly! :o  I think I'm gonna have to stay away from that site.

Geoguessr.jpgGeoguessr.  I'm addicted.
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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2013, 03:49:54 AM »
Oh go for it...there's nothing wrong with a little good natured ribbing for a truly Epic Failure... :D ...I got a 158.

Spoiler
76  :-[ :-[ :-[

Is there a prize for the lowest score?

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

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 08:00:33 AM »
Ha, I don't believe it!

Started one off and found it was in Asia so I thought this'll be a really good challenge, drag the viewpoint around.....to find it's been taken from a spot where I've stood  ;D

The only time I've struck one from Asia and that happens....I'm off to buy a lotto ticket  :P

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2013, 09:20:57 AM »
Started one off and found it was in Asia so I thought this'll be a really good challenge, drag the viewpoint around.....to find it's been taken from a spot where I've stood  ;D

Now *that's* cool. :)

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2013, 08:55:19 PM »
Now *that's* cool. :)

Since it's the only Asian start point I've had so far, here it is for you to play with: The Challenge

I completely missed the clue at the start point of number 3 and ended up on the wrong continent  :-[

The clues
A) Been there, done that :D  A bit more?  It's European architecture.
B) Got the country right...just....should have traveled further in a direction.
C) Got nowhere near the right country: look at the building carefully, it'll give you the continent - other than that, have fun.
D) Real estate signs followed by the actual office if you head north
E) Sign, sign everywhere a sign.....

« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 09:27:43 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2013, 04:08:34 AM »
Since it's the only Asian start point I've had so far, here it is for you to play with: The Challenge

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Challenge game finished!
You lost the challenge with 14802 points against 21957


my best score yet - as I said above I dont move from the spot - well tbh, if there is a sign nearby I will move towards it (and search for it). I just dont have the time to do it at all unless I limit it that way.


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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 04:43:22 AM »
So that's how you do it!
Don't mind me, I'm just trying to work out how this works.  :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

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Re: Geoguessr. I'm addicted.
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2013, 05:27:00 AM »
as I said above I dont move from the spot
Same here... I think if I run off too far it'll feel like an old game of Zork...

I did the first half dozen rounds without even googling anything, just looking at the landscape, plants, sign language.  Did pretty decently, but there's a limit to how close that can take you.
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