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Reply #35 on: July 11, 2016, 10:19:32 AM

Apparently the library is a pokestop, not a gym. They made the art&community center a gym...but it's not open to the public. Bah.

I think they got it backwards, as art galleries are supposed to be stops and libraries are supposed to by gyms.

I find all this moronic and am laughing that this is what I'm dealing with this morning at work.

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Reply #36 on: July 11, 2016, 10:39:37 AM

Should move this to MMO games.

I saw no less than 3 dozen groups out playing yesterday. I had to be designated driver and drive my wife / kids around as they caught them all.

Looking back this game is going to be a big deal.
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Reply #37 on: July 11, 2016, 11:07:37 AM

Well, catch 'em all and stuff.  Despite what Khaldun says - and he may well end up being right anyway - that has always what has made Pokemon popular.  Collecting the stupid things.  It is so fundamental to the Pokemon experience that they literally made and sold the same fucking game over and over and over and over again, just by adding new Pokemon to collect.  This sounds kinda genius to me, but we'll see.

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Reply #38 on: July 11, 2016, 11:34:04 AM

It's a bit unpredictable, but you generally don't have to go inside structures to interact with a gym or a pokestop.
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Reply #39 on: July 11, 2016, 12:41:15 PM

Work would be a gold mine if the cell phone reception was anywhere near decent.  The labs combined with the old fab construction of these buildings is awful.

The gaggle of millennials from upstairs and the call center folk are roving in packs cursing the reception as they go along.


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Reply #40 on: July 11, 2016, 02:44:06 PM

So the building I work in on campus has 3 stops all around it and a gym in the front lobby. Luckily, there is a bathroom directly under the statue the gym is posted on - bonus I get wifi in there as well. I see myself having a lot of big early lunches in the coming weeks.  why so serious?

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Reply #41 on: July 11, 2016, 05:09:34 PM

The closest gym is about two blocks, but I can hit three stops without leaving my office chair  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?  Which is countered by the fact I live in the country and there are absolutely zero pokemon there.

I found a group of high school kids cruising around in a golf cart; apparently it moves slow enough to hatch eggs while being fast enough to easily get to masses of pokemon.
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Reply #42 on: July 11, 2016, 07:29:16 PM

This game is not for me... I live out in the boonies somewhat and walking around staring at my phone doesn't seem that fun.
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Reply #43 on: July 11, 2016, 09:15:58 PM

Be careful if you play this as the app can access a lot of stuff on your phone without you knwoing.

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Reply #44 on: July 12, 2016, 12:36:32 AM

So, I am trying this out (er, mostly to see if it is something my kids might like?), but I don't get it.  I can get to a Pokestop from my office, but hell if I know what to do with it.  I have also so far encountered zero roaming Pokemon. 

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Reply #46 on: July 12, 2016, 09:29:49 AM

Tried playing this and it seems like a large chunk of the game play is having to restart the app and hoping whatever you just spotted/caught isn't gone.  angry

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Reply #47 on: July 12, 2016, 11:24:10 AM

Tried playing this and it seems like a large chunk of the game play is having to restart the app and hoping whatever you just spotted/caught isn't gone.  angry

Yeah that was huge on the hit list of yesterday's server issues. Seemed that the server was not returning the result of the encounter to the user.

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Reply #48 on: July 12, 2016, 11:25:47 AM

Tried playing this and it seems like a large chunk of the game play is having to restart the app and hoping whatever you just spotted/caught isn't gone.  angry
It really really is. The other part is playing while someone else is driving and cackling about what you're catching to them. Or so it seems from my wife and kids.

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Reply #49 on: July 12, 2016, 11:33:56 AM

Tried playing this and it seems like a large chunk of the game play is having to restart the app and hoping whatever you just spotted/caught isn't gone.  angry
It really really is. The other part is playing while someone else is driving and cackling about what you're catching to them. Or so it seems from my wife and kids.

I play on the bus and I am actually playing a new meta: timing of your GPS pings according to the bus starting and stopping. My avatar will be in one spot just out of range and the bus will start pulling away towards it, but by the time my GPS pings, my avatar shoots right past the stop I was aiming for. Frustrating at first, now pretty much the norm.

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Reply #50 on: July 12, 2016, 03:21:18 PM

Front door is a stop, just like in Ingress.  There is a gym across the street.  I wonder how long before we hear about the data breach?

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Reply #51 on: July 12, 2016, 03:32:19 PM

Front door is a stop, just like in Ingress.  There is a gym across the street.  I wonder how long before we hear about the data breach?
Considering the app gives full access to a google account, probably already happened. What a massive treasure trove of information.

Still not a game. Everyone is sheep.
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Reply #52 on: July 12, 2016, 04:43:51 PM

Can you troll someone by making their house\job a stop? Could be fun

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Reply #53 on: July 12, 2016, 05:30:47 PM

Front door is a stop, just like in Ingress.  There is a gym across the street.  I wonder how long before we hear about the data breach?
Considering the app gives full access to a google account, probably already happened. What a massive treasure trove of information.

Still not a game. Everyone is sheep.

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Reply #54 on: July 12, 2016, 06:09:36 PM

Buggy, battery draining, pay to win, mechanics that aren't exactly game-y, and a requirement to be in a medium to high population area.

That's my overall impression.

Uninstalled.
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Reply #55 on: July 12, 2016, 06:31:46 PM

It once again suggests to me that the first person who makes a genuinely fun augmented reality game is going to make money hats bigger than Bolivia, but so far nobody seems interested in stepping up to the plate.
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Reply #56 on: July 12, 2016, 06:38:59 PM

By all rights, this should have been that game.

It just isn't fun.

Maybe they'll add the fun down the road.

I do know that my children went from hyper-excited about this to can't be bothered.  At least the younger two.  The eldest had to buy a new phone to play (apparently it won't work with phones running on Intel Atom or somesuch.)  Maybe she'll have fun with it.
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Reply #57 on: July 12, 2016, 11:14:39 PM

I just took over a gym with my 10 year old. That's pretty fun.
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Reply #58 on: July 13, 2016, 12:35:26 AM

My 14 year-old apparently spent most of the day yesterday walking around our relatively small little town collecting Pokemon visiting the various stops.  He was literally sore when he got home around dinner time from all the walking he did.  I don't know if this thing will have any longevity, but that alone blew my mind a little.  Meanwhile, I sit here on the 15th floor of our office building and simply wait for the Pokestop right outside to cooldown...I don't even have to move to get to it =)

Even as barebones as this thing is, it's going gangbusters.  It doesn't take much imagination to see how the addition of some simple social functions (and maybe a bit more "game") would make this thing into the biggest thing ever, or something.

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Reply #59 on: July 13, 2016, 03:34:10 AM

Kid nearly ran out in to the road in the dark near my work yesterday, staring at his phone.

I think it will wear off quick unless they do some significant changes.

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Reply #60 on: July 13, 2016, 07:13:10 AM

They're talking about adding trading between users but I am sure that makes them very nervous, so it won't happen any time soon. I think by September, the app will be gathering dust for most players, because the local gyms will be owned nearly constantly by the same catasses that controlled points in Shadow Cities and Ingress. The one down the street from us already has a 1525 CP Flareon sitting on top of it.
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Reply #61 on: July 13, 2016, 09:09:44 AM

Catasses and whales who've spent crazy dollars control everything with no hope of challenging them here, too.

So far the fun is in walking around with the son and catching new things. Once we get to only ultra-rares and see only Ratacate/ Pidgey/ Wheedle every place interest will be gone.

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Reply #62 on: July 13, 2016, 09:16:48 AM

I dunno... it is not difficult to battle at the poopsock pokestops. Just choose pokemon that are a stronger element and see how far you get up the gym. Even if you only manage to take out the first one, you still dent the gym's prestige. Repeat and you can clear it. Just have to revive and heal up after each loss. It also serves to exhaust your items so you can collect more at stops.

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Reply #63 on: July 13, 2016, 11:11:08 AM

I'm holding out until they make this for my flip phone.   why so serious?


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Reply #64 on: July 13, 2016, 12:14:45 PM

How long before people see the treadmill and the fad wears off?

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Reply #65 on: July 13, 2016, 12:17:16 PM

I'm betting about a month for casual players to get bored, at least a year for the poopsockers.

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Reply #66 on: July 13, 2016, 12:31:28 PM

People in general haven't gotten tired of Pokemon mainline.  The truth is out there.

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Reply #67 on: July 13, 2016, 01:00:28 PM

Watching the FB feed of people around my age who just don't "Get" games and continue to see them as "only for kids" has been an amazing reminder of just how old and out-of-touch you are by age 40. So many angry, confused, and judgmental people whining "I don't get it" or "why the hell are all these people walking around my neighborhood."

More depressing is you think it's more normal for people NOT to be walking around your suburban neighborhood.

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Reply #68 on: July 13, 2016, 01:06:17 PM

Yup. It is one of those clarifying moments where you realize what insane control freaks people are--especially middle-class professionals. "People are doing a thing I don't do that I don't think I like, not that I know anything about it really, and I want them to stop!"
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Reply #69 on: July 13, 2016, 01:13:34 PM

I'm just going to go with it. Gets me and my GF out walking parts of town instead of sitting around the house. If it lasts a month or two, then I'll get a month or two out of it. Free entertainment and motivation to walk around places I would only drive by.

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