WELCOME TO JUNE HATERS
Random exclamation aside, hey, guys, Vampi here.
So it’s technically the final day of finals where I’m at (mostly cuz I’m exempting the final 2 finals and nobody really does anything, not even the teacher, in the final before), and I’m waiting for my stepdad to be done at senior graduation rehearsal (he’s a teacher), so I’m on the computer playing GeoGuessr. Yes, I’m cheating, but I’m still doing good.
But in any case, I figured people might be having trouble. So I decided to make this tip post for GeoGuessr. And here we go:
Tip #1: STREET SIGNS ARE YOUR FRIEND. I would never have been close to the point total I’m at right now if it weren’t for them.
Tip #2: If you’re in someplace foreign (unlike me, I use the United States map only), Google Translate helps.
Tip #3: If you need help narrowing it down, don’t be afraid to cheat. I really just used the clues I had, put them in a logical order in Google Maps, and boom. Narrowed.
Tip #4: Rapid clicking on an arrow = teleporting. May not get you far unless you do it more.
Tip #5: If you’re in a big city, GeoGuessr will probably blur out the street name. But if you go far enough back and zoom in, you can see the street name from there.
Tip #6: Along with the advice from Tip #5, if you see a business there, do the workings of Tip #3 and search the business name then the street name. (I was doing the popular US Cities map and I got 79.2 meters from where I was. Almost the full 5,000 points.
Tip #7: If you see a billboard with a phone number, if the number goes 3 numbers – 3 numbers – 4 numbers, the first 3 numbers are an area code. Use that to your advantage.
Tip #8: The correct location will always be at the start, so use your flag to send you back and work with the things you’ve gathered already.
(fun fact, I followed all the tips I made, started my 3rd round, and explored around to narrow down, apparently I narrowed down a whole bunch and got a perfect 5000 points)
Tip #9 (large): If you’re a completionist and want to go for a perfect 5000, go to a place that Google Maps actually registers as, set up Street View wherever it is, and teleport back to start on GeoGuessr, then use Streetview to find your way through the streets to the start location.
Tip #10: Zooming out on the large map on Google Maps can help you pinpoint the location on the large map on GeoGuessr easier. (Helped me get my Round 4 perfect 5000 points just now.)
To end the post off, I decided to go completionist and do a perfect run of the US Cities map on GeoGuessr. My list of cities I virtually found (not in order):
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Augusta, Georgia
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Boston, Massachusetts
Now that that’s done, time to go home and do absolutely nothing. Later, GeoGuessrs!