GeoGuesser Challenge

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MaDIIReD

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#1
So I did this before but I saw it on le interwebs and I gave it another go. I had a lot of fun and I challenge any of you to beat my score >: D

You can use any means necessary to find out where you are, reading text on signs and googleing is aOK. Even with those tools though, I think it'll be hard to get a better score ;)

If you want to make any remarks about locations and how you found them, or didn't find them do so using a spoiler.

You'll all lose though, scrubs.

EDIT apperently brits can't see it becasue it's the international BBC site :p
 
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MaDIIReD

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#3
Well, I like to use everything I have available to find out where it is exactly. It's more fun for me than making a guess, personal preference I suppose ;)
 

Brazen_Helm

Dirt Conaisseur
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#4
EDIT apperently brits can't see it becasue it's the international BBC site :p
At least tell us what your score was o_O

My best single guess in the past was 1 metre (yes metre it is spelt like that (and yes spelt is spelt like that)) away since I recognised the very pub I was placed outside :D but unfortunately since my rules are stricter than yours (reading signs is fine by my standard rules but no googling) I didn't do too well on some other guesses (on a side note, why do parts of Australia and parts of the US look so bloody similar :mad:).
 

DarthRagnar

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#6
Well, by just looking at the photo and making an educated guess, I got a score of 6,372. Mad's score was 32,325.

Edit: I didn't realize you could zoom on the mini-map to get more accurate guesses until after I played some random ones a few times. That didn't help my score any...
 
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MaDIIReD

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#8
No, earlier today. My best bet is that the BBC uses an older version or a version of their own. (though this seems implausible)
I got just under 6500 points for each round while being slightly of target, so I guess 6500 is the max. With 5 rounds that makes a total of 32500 points.