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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.

Imo its over hyped
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I don't understand why they didn't just make a light mobile Pokemon game, sell it for $4.99 and make trillions.
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the company i work for hired some interns - after 2 days, they stopped wanting to work, because of all the pokemon around :/
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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.


Why? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it needs to end.. It's an amazing game for young kids. Hype? It's pokemon dude.
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Niantic’s privacy policy explains that the app also tracks your IP address and the last webpage you visited before you opened the app.

What? Why, what for, what kind of shameless people devise these things and think that they are in any way acceptable? This has to be the grossest privacy violation coming on behalf of a well known company that we've seen in quite some time.
 
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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)
  • 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

Wooh, nelly 30km!? I just started yesterday. Can't wait tonight, forsterfest is going on and everyone planning a Pokemon Go meet up down there during the event. 26 pokestops in walking distance to each other and peeps plan to be doing lures every where. So food, beer, classic cars, and pokemon. This going to be fun. biggrin.gif

Ooo, where are they taking the requests from? I live in the country side and I know of some neat locations around here that be nice.

Yeah, the battery does drain, but there are good tricks. Especially that setting in the game called battery saver. Turn that on, flip phone upside down and you are good to go. My phone so far been going 7 hours straight on this game. Good thing too it has a turbocharger, so only takes me 15mins to charge it to full.
 
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I'm surprised that there is a mobile app that captures unnecessary amounts of data.
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I usually care about privacy and all, but I honestly don't care too much about this. If I really really cared, then I wouldn't own a smartphone in the first place.

I've actually seen kids in my neighborhood who I didn't think existed before it released. (I've lived here for 7 years too.)

That alone, I feel has already made its release worth it.
     
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nice thing about installing anything on my cyanogenmod Moto G, it goes through every permission it needs while installing and i can set what I want it to allow or block.

I recently got some fishing game that wanted to have access to my phone dialer and contacts, denied both of those. Still runs fine. Imagine that.
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nice thing about installing anything on my cyanogenmod Moto G, it goes through every permission it needs while installing and i can set what I want it to allow or block.

I recently got some fishing game that wanted to have access to my phone dialer and contacts, denied both of those. Still runs fine. Imagine that.

You know that's standard practice on Android in general, right? If I delete the app data for Pokemon Go and have it launch "for the first time", it asks for those permissions again. Stock HTC 10, non-rooted.
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