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There's no real battle mechanism - the game was designed to get people to literally go outside. And it's working. I don't think they wanted people to stand around outside battling Pokémon for minutes at a time lol.

I have my doubts that this was an altruistic way to get people out in the air. I think they realized that they could use modern tech to simulate the base activity of a popular franchise and started envisioning rivers of cash. To their credit, it seems to be working. Nintendo stock has doubled since the beginning of the month.

I could have an easier time accepting the statement if there actually WAS a battle system. A way for people to play a game and meet people, in stunning real-real-world 3D, along the way. Instead we have an app that could only exacerbate the epidemic of the 'phone drone'. By that I mean people who are so addicted to their phone they no longer pay attention to their surroundings. This could range from someone refusing to socialize at a get-together to that one person you see bumping their way through people in a crowded mall, to someone taking a life because they didn't notice the stop sign.

There are already reports of people being hurt and even attempting break-ins because of virtual property in a video game? When did society become so utterly stupid? I am not an intellectual but when I read things like this I feel like with a little effort I could invent time travel or answer the mysteries of the universe.
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There's no real battle mechanism - the game was designed to get people to literally go outside. And it's working. I don't think they wanted people to stand around outside battling Pokémon for minutes at a time lol.

A scavenger hunt game... hmm... Are there any plans for additional features?
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I have my doubts that this was an altruistic way to get people out in the air. I think they realized that they could use modern tech to simulate the base activity of a popular franchise and started envisioning rivers of cash. To their credit, it seems to be working. Nintendo stock has doubled since the beginning of the month.

I could have an easier time accepting the statement if there actually WAS a battle system. A way for people to play a game and meet people, in stunning real-real-world 3D, along the way. Instead we have an app that could only exacerbate the epidemic of the 'phone drone'. By that I mean people who are so addicted to their phone they no longer pay attention to their surroundings. This could range from someone refusing to socialize at a get-together to that one person you see bumping their way through people in a crowded mall, to someone taking a life because they didn't notice the stop sign.

There are already reports of people being hurt and even attempting break-ins because of virtual property in a video game? When did society become so utterly stupid? I am not an intellectual but when I read things like this I feel like with a little effort I could invent time travel or answer the mysteries of the universe.

The bottom line is always the almighty $. In app purchases helps speed up the process of leveling up. But for the casual gamer that has access to frequent pokestops, they'll probably never need to buy any in app items (think: league of legends).

As far as additional features, they're going to update it with a trading feature sometime in the near future. I'm sure a more complex battle mode is to come later.
post #104 of 120
Just out of curiosity; people are concerned that Pokemon Go collects private information with the app installed? I've got bad news for everyone; private information is being collected from you regardless of the apps you have on your smartphone.

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post #105 of 120
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Pokemon go needs to end. I don't even get why the hype was so big to begin with. Also the app itself is crap and buggy as hell.

It's the concept of the game, not the actual beta that it's in. Does it fester your this much? Stop crying. lol

ps. more data is collected from you using other apps in IOS or Android fyi... this is nothing.
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LOL so many people are so salty that people are having fun. Get a life. Why have so much hate?
     
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Jesus when did OCN turn into the old people posting the hate on my facebook feed.

Its a social game, I've been out like every second night with 5+ people walking around for hours (Walked 55kms so far)

I've met new people, talked with my friends, talked with randoms and even made new friends

But because you don't like it you feel the need to bash it and all the people getting out and interacting with one another?

SMH fam
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Could have been so much more epic with the classic style RPG battles. I still remember Pokemon Red & Blue during elementary school... good memories, back when life was actually fun. If they update the game and add that, I'd probably get into it despite being close to 30 years old now.
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Could have been so much more epic with the classic style RPG battles. I still remember Pokemon Red & Blue during elementary school... good memories, back when life was actually fun. If they update the game and add that, I'd probably get into it despite being close to 30 years old now.

I like PGO, but tbh this is kinda what I was hoping for.

On the GCN there are 2 fully fledged Pokemon titles in 3D, with good sound, good story etc. They could connect with their handheld counterparts to transfer Pokemon, get special items, and even event Pokemon. I was hoping PGO would be a modern day counterpart, with Pokemon transferable over Wifi, an online matchmaking system, and turning your own back yard into a special route where you could catch Pokemon... maybe even catching special event 'mons at real life locations (Moltres at (insert famous volcano here), Landorus at some Pyramids, Celebi in a forest, Victini in Central Park, etc.).

^^^
My dream Pokemon game up there.
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Its a social game

I am curious. How does a solo scavenger hunt game that has no multiplayer functionality become a social game?
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