[discussion] I have to say I have a new appreciation for any rural player that has stuck with this game for any length of time. I live in the suburbs so while I might have to drive to a park, town square, etc at least there are spawns and stops here. My daughter had a soccer tournament out of town and there is no way I would have made it past a few days playing if I had lived there. There was nothing. Not even at the hotel which was really odd.
I know we have all read a lot of posts about rural play being terrible but Niantic really needs to get on it. I had no clue. Kudos to all you rural players that continue to play!