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My fiance is absolutely in love with this game, but typically only runs around the apartment for a bit and tries again an hour or so later
    
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Something to pass the time. Iv been playing on android emulator on PC tho and using fake GPS.
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I keep hearing people saying how social it is making the world. However, everything I've seen is the opposite. People standing around like statues trying to catch pokemon. It's actually quite creepy to watch; a whole group of strangers standing very close together, nobody talking, everybody locked to their phone. It looks like they have all been frozen on the spot. In fact it seems far less social than how people normally occupy these same public spaces.

I fully agree with the comments here that it's a half arsed game, and I'm struggling to see the appeal that so many have found in this game.
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Originally Posted by PyreSpirit View Post

Not sure if srs. I went to my local college a few nights ago at 1:30 am to find pokestops, found +100 people still walking around catching pokemon. Also went last night at 10:30 pm, easily +300 people. Probably the friendliest crowd and helpful people, all going outside looking for Pokémon.

Dont understand the overwhelming hate at the start of this thread.

Its not a pc game, so naturally, all those stuck on their high horse are going to come out of the wood work.

Gotta love the hypocrisy though:

"Nintendo needs to bring their IPs to smart phones, theyd make a killing"

*Nintendo bring apps to smart phones and makes a killing*

"I fail to why this game even exists, Nintendo endtimes near!"


I honestly think its time gamers stopped commenting on games and how the industry ought to conduct their business, as its clear gamers have no idea what theyre talking about. Gamers say they want this and that, but when they get it, all of sudden they dont want it anymore because... reasons.
Edited by LoLomgbbq - 7/14/16 at 11:25pm
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I feel like the Wii U was the last chance for console gaming to return to what it was, and even though I loved it, a lot of people didn't. My prediction: The NX will flop, one more handheld that gets a decent amount of sales at first but nobody buys it year 2, move over to mobile permanently. It's a shame, because I can't stand F2P games.
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It is all about data collection these days.

NSA sponsored pokemon game, tracks gamers in real time for threats of "terrorism"
post #37 of 120
Do yourself a favor and avoid smartphones like the plague. I'm sad for the children and adults playing this game (same when i see a child with a smartphone given by his parents to nurse him instead of them, shame really)
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Originally Posted by TUFinside View Post

Do yourself a favor and avoid smartphones like the plague. I'm sad for the children and adults playing this game (same when i see a child with a smartphone given by his parents to nurse him instead of them, shame really)

At least with Pokemon Go they're going outside again and having some sort of exercise, instead of sitting on the couch.

Tbh, when Go finally launches over here I think it might add some extra fun to my bike rides, might give some motivation to visit some landmarks too instead of just stick to the good bike roads.

I fail to see why people are being so negative about this game.
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I thought having to collect 350+ pokemon in Leaf Green/Fire Red was insane, and apparently X and Y have 718(!!!) and Sun/Moon is supposed to expand upon that. bigeyedsmiley.png I feel bad for the kids these days, and no wonder they have a short attention span lol

That's actually part of the reason why I quit pokemon, just got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too grindy and was more chore than fun. RBY was fun because the plot was simple, and 150(+1) pokemon was easily manageable. GSC with 261 or so was still manageable, and the breeding mechanic also added a new dimension. But Ruby and Sapphire really made me hate my life towards the end, because in addition to almost 400 pokemans, the game mechanics got ever increasingly complicated with the introduction of personalities(?) or whatever it was called. I bought Leaf Green/Fire Red for the nostalgia factor and actually enjoyed them a lot more because the first half was basically a remastered and enhanced RBY which brought back some great memories.

Yeah, the mechanics have grown complex, but I don't really do tournaments so I could care less. Plus, I don't try to collect them all, only the ones I like.

And I am the nutty bugger who has: Blue, Gold, Crystal, Ruby, Platinum, SoulSilver, Black 2, X, Y, and OmegaRuby. Got Sun on pre-order. tongue.gif
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That's THE definition of masochistic. Catching a (one, singular) shiny is hard enough.

Seriously, you couldn't PAY ME to do it.

Good god....shinies are hard. Though there are tricks to increase the chance. It still can drive you nuts. I think I only have like three, and that two from events and one from the random trade by pure freaking luck.
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I feel like the Wii U was the last chance for console gaming to return to what it was, and even though I loved it, a lot of people didn't. My prediction: The NX will flop, one more handheld that gets a decent amount of sales at first but nobody buys it year 2, move over to mobile permanently. It's a shame, because I can't stand F2P games.

There been a lot of talk about Nintendo bringing more to mobile. Heard that maybe even Fire Emblem and Harvest Moon may show up on mobile. If they do it right, I could care less. I play on console, handheld, tablet, and PC. As long as the game is fun, I will play the game no matter what it is on. Kind of the reason I still have quite a few gaming devices ranging from a Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, DS, 3DS, 2x PS2s, 2x PS3s, and a Tab S I play on. Did at one point have a Xbox and Xbox 360 as well.
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At least with Pokemon Go they're going outside again and having some sort of exercise, instead of sitting on the couch.

Tbh, when Go finally launches over here I think it might add some extra fun to my bike rides, might give some motivation to visit some landmarks too instead of just stick to the good bike roads.

I fail to see why people are being so negative about this game.

This, I finally after six years upgraded my phone. So now I can play this. tongue.gif Plan to nab a phone holder for my Fuji Roubaix. This should really make cycling fun. biggrin.gif Plus, I now know how this game works from the data from Ingress. So hehe, I don't have to look at the phone. biggrin.gif
 
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I just find it amusing that the people who like Pokemon GO don't say anything about it because they are too busy outside playing it. But instead what you get is a bunch of people all over forums and social media feeling like they need to spam their hatred of the game all over the place in the name of... I'm not even sure what. My opinion is, if you don't like Pokemon GO then that is perfectly fine, but you do not have to take to the streets and try and ruin a perfectly fun experience for everyone else. "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all."

Now, on to actually constructive criticism of the game: (I am level 21 with about 30km of walking invested into the game and probably 30+ hours)

  • The launch was extremely buggy for the first 3 - 4 days. Although this was because Niantic was not prepared for people leaking the .APK and millions of users flooding in from all around the world and effectively DDoS'ing the servers after every single time they went down. This was a mistake on Niantic's part in my opinion, but you cannot change the past.
  • For the past 3 - 4 days, I have experienced zero issues what-so-ever with the servers and over the past two patches (1.0.1 and 1.0.2) a couple glitches and the game-breaking "1HP Glitch" during gym battles was even fixed. This is all within 1 week of release, that is pretty quick if you ask me.
  • For all of the people whining and complaining about "muh privacy, muh security, muh data" Niantic and Google both have stated that Niantic just asked for too many permissions and since patch 1.0.2 the issue has been corrected. Google even confirmed that Niantic was not taking more information than they needed to. This was just a bad accident on Niantic's part. Plus, you are using an app that tracks your location and usage at all time. You (as a user) know what you are signing up for. If you are that worried about your privacy then shred your smartphone and never use the internet again. If someone really wants your data they can get it no matter what you do.
  • Niantic is now taking requests for new Gyms and Pokestops, since patch 1.0.2 they have even added tons of new stops, plus they are actually listening to the community.
  • The game still has a few annoying glitches (freezing while catching Pokemon) but nothing really game-breaking anymore. Niantic has stated that they are aware of most of the issues and are still working on them.
  • The game absolutely drains your battery, but if you are a savvy user you can optimize your phone enough to make the game last for 3 - 5 hours on a single charge. This sucks, but Niantic has said they are looking into optimizations.
  • The community that plays this game is generally really fun and engaging. I find it enjoyable to go to a park, art museum, department store, whatever, and drop a lure and just hang out and talk to whoever shows up. I have seen tons of families out with their children playing the game together, and even care-takers with mentally disabled patients out enjoying the game as well. I think it is impressive that someone has created a game that can get people active and create relationships between people.

If you have any other questions feel free to let me know.

Tl;dr - If you like Pokemon GO that's fine, If you don't like Pokemon GO that's fine too. Don't ruin the game for others with your negativity, and Niantic is experiencing really bad growing pains.

- Insan1tyOne thumb.gif
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