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(The Verge)   That's not how you play Pokemon Go, this is how you play Pokemon Go   (theverge.com) divider line
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2020-06-28 9:34:25 AM  
In other news, people still play Pokemon Go
 
2020-06-28 9:37:35 AM  
This has been a rough month for Niantic.  PvP is a bug-laden shiathouse, hundreds of people are getting 7-day ban notifications for no reason, and a bunch of Android users can't run the app at all.
 
2020-06-28 9:44:35 AM  

UNC_Samurai: This has been a rough month for Niantic.  PvP is a bug-laden shiathouse, hundreds of people are getting 7-day ban notifications for no reason, and a bunch of Android users can't run the app at all.


Remote raiding is s horrible cash grab. Unless you belong to a discod group your sol on any raid over 3 stars. Be nice if there was a signal flare option to your friends/ teammates to give you assistance with a hard raid boss.
 
2020-06-28 9:46:09 AM  
Well, the important part is to have fun
 
2020-06-28 9:55:44 AM  
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2020-06-28 10:25:18 AM  

ltdanman44: [Fark user image 491x512]


I've never played any pokemon game unless you count Smash, but the hate on it by olds and youngs alike makes me laugh. This goes triple for Pokemon Go. OMG, they are playing a video game, and NOT in a basement? How horrifyingly terrible for society!
 
2020-06-28 11:23:14 AM  
Waiting on the follow up story where he rides into a ditch or off a cliff.
 
2020-06-28 11:34:16 AM  
Ha, I point and laugh at PoGo players! They should get a life... and play Ingress and Orna like I do... which, like, makes me way cooler then them... yeah, that's the ticket. Soooo much cooler...

/used to play PoGo... and the Harry Potter one.
 
2020-06-28 11:45:33 AM  

Sasquach: Well, the important part is to have fun


I'd argue Pokemon isn't actually fun.

It's a way to captivate people with OCD and make them think they are having fun, when what is really going on is they are getting addicted to the game in the same way that people become addicted to gambling.
 
2020-06-28 12:02:34 PM  
Gotta admit.  I've never played with the app, but that's pretty impressive he can pedal that thing.  Would think it'd be on a moped by now.....
 
2020-06-28 12:07:33 PM  
Should be banned for multi-accounting.
 
2020-06-28 12:23:50 PM  
How many of those does he have on level 40? I've been playing for 4 years and I'm 75% through the last level. I'm not hardcore. I did meet a nice lady while playing so there's that.
 
2020-06-28 12:47:20 PM  

thesharkman: How many of those does he have on level 40? I've been playing for 4 years and I'm 75% through the last level. I'm not hardcore. I did meet a nice lady while playing so there's that.


Yeah, I joined the day it launched and consider myself a fairly serious player, but I'm still not quite at level 40 yet. I wonder how many of his accounts are shiat.
 
2020-06-28 12:48:15 PM  

ltdanman44: [Fark user image image 491x512]


I want to live in his world where trickle-down economics and FPTP voting systems are already over and something that he's "lived through."
 
2020-06-28 12:49:06 PM  

Fireproof: ltdanman44: [Fark user image image 491x512]

I want to live in his world where trickle-down economics and FPTP voting systems are already over and something that he's "lived through."


Also, not ebery day that the old codgers are literally angry about kids on their lawn.
 
2020-06-28 12:54:19 PM  
Shouldn't we be playing Pokémon Stayathome by now?
 
2020-06-28 12:58:43 PM  
I like it. I still play everyday. But it helps that I have a Stop and Gym right out front.

I'm also in a fairly large Discord group(s) so Remoting around the neighborhood is fairly easy. Once they turn on Remote Invites it will become easier.

I was never of fan of PvP so I really don't care about that.

/I have an alt, too. I can Duo most 4 stars and a couple 5s.
 
2020-06-28 1:04:37 PM  

Smackledorfer: ltdanman44: [Fark user image 491x512]

I've never played any pokemon game unless you count Smash, but the hate on it by olds and youngs alike makes me laugh. This goes triple for Pokemon Go. OMG, they are playing a video game, and NOT in a basement? How horrifyingly terrible for society!


Yup.

Also, sitting by yourself drinking beer in a bar in the middle of the day is somehow better than playing pogo?
 
2020-06-28 1:25:07 PM  

Rambino: Smackledorfer: ltdanman44: [Fark user image 491x512]

I've never played any pokemon game unless you count Smash, but the hate on it by olds and youngs alike makes me laugh. This goes triple for Pokemon Go. OMG, they are playing a video game, and NOT in a basement? How horrifyingly terrible for society!

Yup.

Also, sitting by yourself drinking beer in a bar in the middle of the day is somehow better than playing pogo?


Most of the bars and restaurants where I live have pokestops in them.  So whynotboth.jpg.
 
2020-06-28 1:34:21 PM  
Hey, at least he's getting out there and enjoying his retirement.  Not to mention he's bicycling all over the place, which is helping him get his exercise.  Plus keeping all of those Pokemon Go accounts running is probably helping to keep his mind sharp. Make fun all you want, but he's living his best life.
 
2020-06-28 1:48:10 PM  

MinkeyMan: Ha, I point and laugh at PoGo players! They should get a life... and play Ingress and Orna like I do... which, like, makes me way cooler then them... yeah, that's the ticket. Soooo much cooler...

/used to play PoGo... and the Harry Potter one.


Been playing Ingress for 5 years. Met some of the most amazing people I know that way.
 
2020-06-28 1:56:49 PM  

wildcardjack: Shouldn't we be playing Pokémon Stayathome by now?


A number of their changes to support quarantines are really good and need to be made permanent, like increased stop/gym distance, and incense that's actually worth a damn.
 
2020-06-28 2:03:33 PM  

Smackledorfer: ltdanman44: [Fark user image 491x512]

I've never played any pokemon game unless you count Smash, but the hate on it by olds and youngs alike makes me laugh. This goes triple for Pokemon Go. OMG, they are playing a video game, and NOT in a basement? How horrifyingly terrible for society!


I have a working GB Color and my husband has Pokemon Red and Blue. I need to find a yellow so I can fricking start my own damn game.

/30 minutes of whining about how hard he worked to build up his pokedex but he hasn't played it in 10 yrs
 
2020-06-28 2:21:10 PM  
TFA is short-changing him, he's got 72 on that rack.
 
2020-06-28 2:34:49 PM  

Peach_Fuz: MinkeyMan: Ha, I point and laugh at PoGo players! They should get a life... and play Ingress and Orna like I do... which, like, makes me way cooler then them... yeah, that's the ticket. Soooo much cooler...

/used to play PoGo... and the Harry Potter one.

Been playing Ingress for 5 years. Met some of the most amazing people I know that way.


Yeah, me and my GF have had a great time playing, but slowed down a lot after making 16 a couple of years ago. The local community has all but disappeared (even before lock down) and I fear the up coming switch to a subscription model will destroy what's left. It's still the best of all the AR games.
 
2020-06-28 2:40:20 PM  

Fireproof: ltdanman44: [Fark user image image 491x512]

I want to live in his world where trickle-down economics and FPTP voting systems are already over and something that he's "lived through."


The reference to Jean Chretien probably means it was in Canada.

I'm no Canadian but I think they have made strides in both of those departments.

I too want to live in that world.
 
2020-06-28 2:41:10 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This has been a rough month for Niantic.  PvP is a bug-laden shiathouse, hundreds of people are getting 7-day ban notifications for no reason, and a bunch of Android users can't run the app at all.


How does this happen to a years old game?
 
2020-06-28 2:44:05 PM  

Esc7: UNC_Samurai: This has been a rough month for Niantic.  PvP is a bug-laden shiathouse, hundreds of people are getting 7-day ban notifications for no reason, and a bunch of Android users can't run the app at all.

How does this happen to a years old game?


Because Niantic doesn't have a farking clue about game development, they're selling an AR gimmick.  It's amazing how well WB San Fran has done with the same architecture in developing Wizards Unite.
 
2020-06-28 3:00:20 PM  
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2020-06-28 3:03:15 PM  

ltdanman44: [Fark user image image 491x512]


Wtf

Will Smith - Will 2k (Willennium)
Youtube Y6Rms5J7nGI
 
2020-06-28 3:56:38 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Rambino: Smackledorfer: ltdanman44: [Fark user image 491x512]

I've never played any pokemon game unless you count Smash, but the hate on it by olds and youngs alike makes me laugh. This goes triple for Pokemon Go. OMG, they are playing a video game, and NOT in a basement? How horrifyingly terrible for society!

Yup.

Also, sitting by yourself drinking beer in a bar in the middle of the day is somehow better than playing pogo?

Most of the bars and restaurants where I live have pokestops in them.  So whynotboth.jpg.


I used to play Pokemon Go, and my favourite bar had 2 stops and a gym in range if you got the right seat. Walking the long way home from work (just under a mile) I went past 8 or 9 stops and four gyms.

My phone just can't handle it, though. That 1-mile walk would almost drain my battery dry, and it took up too much space. I actually miss it a bit. It was good encouragement to walk more.
 
2020-06-28 4:46:13 PM  
Pokemon GO HACK - Realistic Poke Balls
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2020-06-28 4:53:24 PM  

LurkLongAndProsper: [YouTube video: Pokemon GO HACK - Realistic Poke Balls]


How many phones did this guy break?
 
2020-06-28 5:55:59 PM  

ltdanman44: [Fark user image image 491x512]


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2020-06-28 7:39:11 PM  
TFA: "How much is his monthly phone bill now?"

LOL author has never heard of a mobile hotspot.
 
2020-06-28 9:51:06 PM  
3 stops & 1 gym are close, so I just turn the app on before I go for a walk.  I suspect there's a person on the east side of town (not a big town) that must have reached level 40 and therefore can apply to add new stops.

/  no where near level 40, so I have no idea how that actually works
 
2020-06-28 10:37:54 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: [Fark user image 640x739]


You must have very large pockets.
 
2020-06-29 8:37:07 AM  

nanim: 3 stops & 1 gym are close, so I just turn the app on before I go for a walk.  I suspect there's a person on the east side of town (not a big town) that must have reached level 40 and therefore can apply to add new stops.

/  no where near level 40, so I have no idea how that actually works


It's pretty simple. Using the game app you take the picture that is used for the "Point of Interest" and write up a description for it. Then you take a 2nd picture that is meant to help prove the item in the picture is where you said it is, and supporting information that demonstrates that this Point of Interest meets the criteria Niantic has established for them. (Should have some historical significance or value to the community, not just your own mailbox or garden gnome, etc).

Anyone at something like Level 40 in Pokemon Go or Level 10 in Ingress can go to a website and review what you submitted and give it a rating. After a week or 2 in voting it gets approved or rejected. If you get 2 or more within the same geographic area known as a level 14 S2 cell then one of them becomes a Gym.
 
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