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>> No. 21659 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 1:52 pm
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What have you got so far, lads?
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>> No. 21660 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 2:56 pm
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>>21659

Got myself a Jynx which is supposed to be rare, lot of generics, but I got a Magicarp up the Reservoir so Gyrados is on the cards.
>> No. 21661 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 3:14 pm
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It's not even out in the UK, is it?

Whatever, it apparently enjoys harvesting every ounce of information barring your blood type so I'm forbidden (by myself) from playing it.

I've got a shiny Mewtwo card anyway so I win already.
>> No. 21662 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 3:20 pm
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Fuck what Pokemon we've caught (not that I play this game), look at all the crazy news stories this is throwing up.

-Game asks for full access to your Google Account, and then agree to a privacy policy which states your personally identifiable information can be acquired by a third-party company in the event of bankruptcy.
-Teenager looking for Pokestop finds body in river.
-Teenagers use game to lure players to a deserted car park and rob them at gunpoint.
-Daily Mail tries to spark moral panic by suggests paedophiles can do the same.
-APK infected with rootkit is spreading in countries where it is not officially released.
>> No. 21663 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 3:38 pm
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The only way to download it safely is to make a US Apple account and download it from there, then change back to your own Apple ID. Then, sign into it using your Trainer ID.

It's still in Beta, its version is currently 0.29.3 or something close to it. Issue's relating to security and safety will get ironed out, I'm sure. Not walking down a fucking dark tunnel to see some delinquent community project graffiti mural to get some Pokeballs or catch a fucking Pickachu is a good way to avoid being mugged, though.
>> No. 21664 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 5:40 pm
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I'm already sick of seeing screenshots of fucking Pidgeys superimposed in people's living rooms.
>> No. 21665 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 6:42 pm
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I enjoyed playing it on the bus to work, but it uses way too much battery so I might not bother.

>>21664
I don't know how anyone find any in their house, they only pop up if I go outside.
>> No. 21666 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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It's been on the news in the US because people have been wondering into traffic and just not looking where they're going. I just don't understand.
>> No. 21667 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 8:10 pm
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>An unexpected and somewhat unwilling participant in the fascination surrounding the smash hit app is the controversial and obnoxious Westboro Baptist Church, known for preaching hatred at anyone that doesn’t want to listen.

>While the app has been available for little under a week, players have noticed that the church is listed as a Gym, and, after a player claimed it, is now defended by a Clefairy called ‘LoveIsLove.’

>The news wasn’t met well by the church, who have since “recruited Jigglypuff to deal with the sodomite.” Whether their battle is taking place in-game or is a social media stunt is unclear, but their choice of Pokémon won’t be particularly super effective…

>“We recruited Jigglypuff to deal with the sodomite loveislove Clefairy for us,” the church wrote on social media. “Fag Pokémon are a sign of the end: every *imagination* of their hearts are only evil continually. EVERYTHING, real or virtual, enables proud sin in America. That’s a sign of DOOM!”
>> No. 21668 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 8:16 pm
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>>21666

It's not as dangerous as wandering into traffic, but still not highly advisable.
>> No. 21671 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 11:37 am
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I'll pick it up when they release later gen pokemon so most of the nostalgia crowd moves on.
I've always played Pokemon and always hated the "only 151 pokemon" cunts, this has just made them explode and now suddenly everyone I have ever known is a Pokemon master.
>> No. 21672 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 12:46 pm
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I'd play, along with Ingress, if I wasn't quite so paranoid about technology as if all our datas aren't already being harvested[spoiler], sigh.[/spoiler].
>> No. 21673 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 12:59 pm
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>>21672

Yeah, the extent of monitoring is so great now that it's not even worth trying to avoid it on a daily basis. You're better off letting them monitor you being normal. It's easy enough to sidestep monitoring for long enough to express your deviancy when you feel the need.
>> No. 21674 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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I read a status on Facebook this morning from a lass who apparently thought it was dead funny that she'd nearly caused a crash due to braking suddenly so that her mate could catch an Abra. These are the kind of people you share a planet with chaps- Games like this always seem like such a good idea, until the average user gets involved.

I'm getting sick of seeing/hearing tall tales about this game though. If I were a cynical person I'd call it a ruthless and almost nakedly transparent viral marketing campaign. Most of the stories I'm hearing about this, about epic lolz and this idea I'm hearing repeated all over the place that people are going out and running into crowds of other people all having a great time playing Pokemon Go... They are blatantly fabricated.

I would love to be able to like and endorse this thing but it's rapidly becoming very difficult. It's not even real pokemon, it's some watered down Farmville type shite where you have to walk miles to get anything. It would be a great idea if it had any actual gameplay to back up the data mining.
>> No. 21675 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 1:25 pm
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>>21674

It is pretty spartan, but you have to understand that the version we're playing is in Beta. The only 1.0 version is the one that gets frequent updates, etc, in the US, AUS and NZ. On a UK region iPhone the version is 0.29.

I did run into Tesco to catch a Jynx, so maybe the tales aren't as tall as you think, but perhaps just embellished.
>> No. 21676 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 4:09 pm
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>>21675
>I did run into Tesco to catch a Jynx
Racist.
>> No. 21677 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 5:45 pm
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>>21674

>These are the kind of people you share a planet with chaps- Games like this always seem like such a good idea, until the average user gets involved.

Normaloids ruin everything.

I do quite like the idea of heading out on my bike with it on, but then getting there and being confronted with a bunch of utter dicks seems irritating.
>> No. 21678 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 6:04 pm
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>>21677

Go geocaching instead, it's the original gamified walk.

http://www.gagb.org.uk/what-is-geocaching.php
https://www.geocaching.com/play
>> No. 21679 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 6:52 pm
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>>21678

Geocaching is the fucking nuts and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise. I love it! I caught a Jynx right next to one yesterday, I'm combining hobbies.
>> No. 21680 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 6:54 pm
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>>21679

Thieving from Tesco isn't "geocaching", lad.
>> No. 21681 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 7:06 pm
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>>21680

Mirth, however It was a different Jynx. I got a Danish geocache coin in Glasgow I registered online and then put back near where live, which is Stirling adjacent. When I registered it, it had been all over the world, it was a fantastic moment of feeling a part of some huge network of geocachers.
>> No. 21682 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 12:28 am
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>>21674
>It's not even real pokemon, it's some watered down Farmville type shite
Oh come on like Pokemon actually had anything to water down. If I recall correctly, the only part of the game that involved any kind of strategy or skill (and wasn't a matter of grinding just like Go), were selecting what the four (that's four, zomg) attacks each Pokemon could have were, and also selecting the Types of the six Pokemon you carry to ensure they had the advantage against potential adversaries. That was it. The rest was, as you say, "walking miles to get anything". In fact the last memory I have of Pokemon before I put down my Game Boy and never played it again was shuffling around in the long grass for hours levelling up my Growlithe.
>> No. 21683 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 12:41 am
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>>21682

Erm, well that's exactly my point to be honest. It lacks even the barebones elements of gameplay Pokemon had to begin with, which leaves it as nothing but a glorified digital trading card/treasure hunt affair.

Besides I always thought the superficial simplicity of the four moves/six per team set up gave way to a lot of hidden depth considering there are so many different possible configurations. If you haven't played Pokemon since you were a kid I recommend giving one of the remakes a go and you might be pleasantly surprised how engrossing it is.
>> No. 21684 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 1:03 am
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>>21683
(different lad here)
A couple of years ago, during the 'brain shut down' period after gruelling final year exams I booted up Pokemon Platinum on the desmume emulator. It was immensely fun and for me it is the pinnacle of the entire series. I couldn't believe I could be having so much fun playing Pokemon in my 20s but it was just so playable.
>> No. 21685 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 2:24 am
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I have never played a pokemon game, I just collected the cards when the original 151 were around.
>> No. 21686 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 8:53 am
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Where's a good place to download a Pokemon emulator that isn't/doesn't make me think it's riddled with viruses? I'll let you see my shiny Zapdos if you help.
>> No. 21687 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 10:13 am
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>>21673
All hail thy overlord.
>> No. 21688 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 10:51 am
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https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/753509144745877504

"UK Trainers, the wait is over. #PokemonGO is now officially available to be installed from Google Play or iTunes."
>> No. 21689 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 1:41 pm
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Well, I downloaded it. Caught a Charmander, named him after my best FM regen. I want to evolve him to a Charmeleon as I recall that being my first ever Pokemon card, but apparently I need more "Charmander candies", whatever the heck they are. I hope there are things to do out in the country because that's where I plan on being while I'm using this thing, my hometown isn't really worth wandering around, Charmander candies or otherwise.
>> No. 21690 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 1:54 pm
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>>21689

You need to capture more Charmanders/Charmeleons/Charizards and transfer them to the Professor for candies.

If you catch a Charmeleon though, you're set.
>> No. 21691 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 2:34 pm
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>>21690

Just so we're clear, the Prof's giving me candies in exchange for the Charmanders, correct? He's not Soylent Greening them, is he?
>> No. 21692 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 2:43 pm
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>>21691

Unsure...
>> No. 21693 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 2:53 pm
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I'm fine with people enjoying themselves and playing this game but I'm already sick of hearing about it.
>> No. 21694 Anonymous
14th July 2016
Thursday 3:08 pm
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>>21693
Likewise.

I did catch my first pokemon today though, went for a cycle around the village, found a weird marker for the place I live that told me nothing else and the local gym, also got two Pidgeys, a Zubat, an Eevee and a Weedle. What I do with them I have no idea. Wasted about fifteen pokeballs on the Zubat.
>> No. 21695 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 3:24 am
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It's fucking everywhere. Can someone who's out and about hunting Pokemon tell me what the allure is? What's the game?
>> No. 21696 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 3:30 am
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>>21695
There isn't one, it''s a terrible game, it just has the facade of Pokemon.
>> No. 21697 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 12:24 pm
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>>21695

Catch pokemon, visit local landmarks to earn more items (Capture balls, etc) and if you have a strong enough team through the app's metagame then you can take on other people's teams at larger landmarks and points of interest, which are gyms. You have to walk to everything, sitting still doesn't work.

It's a cunningly designed exercise app. You have to walk to hatch eggs if you get one from a PoI. You get 2, 5 and 10k eggs. Some pokemon require a certain amount of steps be taken near water to appear, for example.

I've explored my entire local area and found PoIs I never even knew existed previously and I have also caught a few Pokemon I remember from my youth, something which gives me a warm feeling of nostalgia and on my travels I level up for just walking places which, as a disabled man with limited mobility, gives me a real sense of achievement on top of the exploration and collectathon elements of the app.
>> No. 21698 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 1:39 pm
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>>21697

Does it just count steps or movement? I want to cycle around with it. And there's definitely bikes in the handheld games.
>> No. 21699 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 3:23 pm
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>>21698
Movement. People have been putting them on things like their hoover robots to cheat.
>> No. 21700 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 3:42 pm
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>>21697
Er haven't you been reading the news lad? This app is the devil. Your new lease of life personal experience is all wrong.
>> No. 21701 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 5:58 pm
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>>21697
>It's a cunningly designed exercise app.

I left it running during my commute this morning. It only registered around ½mile of a 10 mile journey, most likely because my phone locks itself after a while, but I did catch a kakuna whilst I was in a queue at a T-junction.
>> No. 21702 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 10:40 pm
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>>21701
It tries to only count "walking" apparently using a combination of GPS data and a pedometer (if your phone has one), so if you're moving too fast it stops counting the distance.
>> No. 21703 Anonymous
15th July 2016
Friday 11:17 pm
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>>21701
10 mph limit m8.
>> No. 21704 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 1:40 am
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>>21703
So sounds like cycling is out of the question unless you like to go at granny pace.
>> No. 21705 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 3:10 am
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>>21704
It certainly is. Even a geriatric poodle with asthma is usually going to go too fast to register for distance. The range at which you detect pokemon also feels sized for walking speed, the amount if attention it would need at speed would be quite incompatible with travelling at that speed. I suppose you could rely on headphones and listen for audio cues, but even that sounds like too much faff.
>> No. 21706 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 4:17 am
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>>21705

You guys all realise that there are various GPS hacks that allow you to go wherever you want without ever leaving the comfort of your home, right?

I mean that somewhat defeats the point of the game but you could e.g. cycle to a spot and then set your GPS specifically via spoofing and achieve the same goal as though you'd walked there.
>> No. 21707 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 4:38 am
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As far as phone games go, I still prefer Tinder.
>> No. 21708 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 4:51 am
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>>21707

Gotta' catch 'em all!

Anyway look at the signals this Lapras is giving out; she's a sure thing, mate. Could be a Chapras though, they both look the same.
>> No. 21709 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 4:55 am
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>>21708

There was a joke there about grinding and grindr but you just totally missed it.
>> No. 21710 Anonymous
16th July 2016
Saturday 5:05 am
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>>21709
Oh well, there's plenty more fish in the sea.
>> No. 21711 Anonymous
18th July 2016
Monday 1:00 pm
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Where the fuck am I supposed to find fire Pokemon in Cheshire?
>> No. 21712 Anonymous
18th July 2016
Monday 1:35 pm
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B022'19.2%22N+2%C2%B041'13.2%22W/@53.372,-2.687,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.372!4d-2.687?hl=en
>> No. 21713 Anonymous
18th July 2016
Monday 1:43 pm
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>>21711

Try Runcorn, lad.
>> No. 21714 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 12:24 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PDm_TIqvs
>> No. 21715 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 1:51 pm
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It's going to have paid sponsorships for big businesses soon enough, so I suppose I'll be deleting it when that happens.
>> No. 21716 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 2:03 pm
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>>21711
Use https://pokevision.com/
>> No. 21717 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 9:11 pm
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>>21716
Cheers! Some pokemon are definitely appearing where that map says they should so it's definitely linked to something legit. I'm also finding some on the map not appearing in the game - possibly because someone else already caught them, or maybe you have to reach a certain level to catch certain pokemon?
>> No. 21718 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 10:43 am
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>>21717
"How come I see some Pokemon in game but not on your map?

Pokemon that spawn due to lure/incense are not visible on our map since those pokemon are visible to only you."

Possibly?
>> No. 21719 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 12:21 pm
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>>21718
You've got that backwards. He's talking about Pokemon absent from the game, not the map.
>> No. 21720 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 12:55 pm
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This is the calibre of pokemon that hatch from 10km eggs. Not the best, but definitely rare.

I got a Tentacool out of a 5K egg as well as a Ryhorn and they are relatively low spawn rate pokemon, so that scans. I think 2K eggs are just the average spawn pops, but stronger.
>> No. 21721 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 1:50 pm
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There was a Dratini across the road from my girlfriend last night. I was texting her, go go go. As it despawned she told me she had found it but lost connection. Consoled herself with a Goldeen and a Zubat.
>> No. 21722 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 1:54 pm
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>>21721

Dratini keeps popping up in my "Nearby" box, but the fucker never spawns.
>> No. 21723 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 3:22 pm
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>>21716
I'm a keen CS:GO player struggling to break into DMG. Do you have any links to a VAC-immune multihack?
>> No. 21724 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:03 pm
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>>21719
Ah, yes, I see that now. Apologies. Have a thing.
>> No. 21725 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:05 pm
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>>21723

I've got a great one, it's called "being better at CS:GO".
>> No. 21726 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:31 pm
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>>21725
So it's okay to use a maphack in Pokemon but not CS:GO?
>> No. 21727 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:52 pm
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>>21726

The lad using a map hack is disabled, you tool, and yes it is.

All the map hack on PokeGo lets you do is walk without having to go outside; you want to cheat. In fact, the map hack makes you unable to use the micro transaction system in PokeGO, so you you're putting yourself at a disadvantage if you use it.
>> No. 21728 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:54 pm
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>>21727
>All the map hack on PokeGo lets you do is walk without having to go outside
Not him but why does this not constitute cheating in your view?
>> No. 21729 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 5:59 pm
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>>21728
Not him, but in the case of someone with restricted mobility I'd call it a "reasonable adjustment".
>> No. 21730 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 6:10 pm
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>>21729

So, therefore, covered by the Equality Act 2010?
>> No. 21731 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 6:12 pm
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>>21727

You also have to pay £13 for the privilege of using the hacked App, by purchasing IPAStore.
>> No. 21732 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 6:17 pm
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>>21727
You're referring to something and someone else entirely. I'm talking about the map hack linked in >>21716 and not modified binaries nor GPS hacks.
>> No. 21733 Anonymous
22nd July 2016
Friday 6:22 pm
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>>21721

>Zubat

I wouldn't even lower myself to consider the idea.

LEAVE ME ALONE I JUST WANT TO GET THROUGH THIS FUCKING CAVE!
>> No. 21734 Anonymous
27th July 2016
Wednesday 6:42 pm
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Am I the only person on the planet not playing this fucking game now?
>> No. 21735 Anonymous
27th July 2016
Wednesday 7:36 pm
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>>21734
Me too.
>> No. 21736 Anonymous
27th July 2016
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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>>21734
No issue with people playing this game as such, but when cunts start walking into you it begins to get irritating.
>> No. 21737 Anonymous
27th July 2016
Wednesday 10:48 pm
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>>21734

I'm sort of playing it, but I live in a town with no interesting landmarks, and a population small enough for me to know a wild Pidgy won't make any less shit.

One day I'll live in a proper city like Chester or Wigan, then I'll Pokemon Go with the best of 'em.
>> No. 21738 Anonymous
28th July 2016
Thursday 12:11 am
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>>21737
I live in a big city and played it for a bit. Caught some silly 20 Pokemons, got to level 5, and caught a Porygon that everyone thinks is a big deal.

But then I get bored.
>> No. 21739 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 11:57 am
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It's a shame Niantic took so long to shut down all the scanner sites like Pokevision. Too many people now have sizeable collections gained by cheating.
>> No. 21740 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 12:14 pm
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>>21739

What was pokevision? I heard instead of fixing the how many footsteps away glitch that always said 3, which was supposed to be a measure of distance rather than actual footsteps, they just removed the feature rather than try and fix it.

Someone said they'd removed the transfer to the Professor option, but I sill have it. I've not been prompted for another update so I thought it must be a glitch on their end. How the fuck are you supposed to get rid of 10CP pidgy doublers? In the actual game you could at least set them free if you didn't have room from them.
>> No. 21741 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 2:46 pm
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>>21739
Yeah, fuck those cheaters in the City who get access to all the stock prices so they know what to trade.
>> No. 21742 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 2:51 pm
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>>21741
Did you find that on awfulanalogies.com?
>> No. 21743 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 3:01 pm
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>>21742
Someone using the same information that's also available to you but you didn't think to use is not cheating.
>> No. 21744 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 3:14 pm
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>>21743
Players indicated their legal agreement not to use that information. Besides, using software to expose elements of network traffic intentionally obscured by the official game client is the textbook definition of a map hack.

And by the way, I did use it. I just acknowledge that I cheated.

Try that defence if you're caught insider trading. It's laughable.
>> No. 21745 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 4:10 pm
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>>21744
If you say so, luv.
>> No. 21746 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 4:39 pm
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>>21744
>Try that defence if you're caught insider trading. It's laughable.
Actually, no, it isn't laughable. The information being available to everyone is in fact a complete defence to a charge of insider trading. If you know your company's going to the wall, it's perfectly fine to sell your entire holding after it becomes public knowledge.
>> No. 21747 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 4:53 pm
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Niantic should either have left Pokevision up or fixed their broken in-app locator. Now that they have shut down both, there is literally no way to locate Pokemon. They will probably address this situation eventually, but right now, some people have lives to lead and can't spend all their time wandering around at random. This decision makes no sense and is just pissing players off. (Or so I gather, as I don't play Go myself.)
>> No. 21749 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:01 pm
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>>21748
Me neither. I used to play APB, that third-person shooter MMO. When I was customising my character I dressed him in all bright florescent green on a whim. After a while I realised this probably makes urban gun battle more difficult because I will stick out like a sore thumb against the environment, but I carried on regardless because I felt it would make victory all the sweeter. In a game where everyone was complaining to the developers about hackers, I was anti-cheating, i.e. voluntarily making things more difficult for myself.
>> No. 21750 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:07 pm
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I don't get cheating on a fundamental level. Monopoly with the family? Absolutely, I'm the most stand-up, trustworthy banker you never noticed slipping 50's to myself. However, Pokemon Go is just a daft little exercise-encourager.

In fact I don't really understand cheating on any digital game. Bit sad, honestly.
>> No. 21751 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:10 pm
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This weekend I had two people try to make conversation with me while playing, which is seriously making me consider giving it up. Another reason is that I frequently find myself violating my policy of keeping my phone in my pocket when walking through rough areas.
>> No. 21752 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:10 pm
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>>21750
You might have a point if people had actually been cheating, which they haven't.
>> No. 21753 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:24 pm
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>>21750
Too right lad. And defending the practice even after the game publisher has shut down the popular cheating hubs is just daft.
>> No. 21754 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 5:35 pm
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>>21752
Not him but I consider the GPS/walking hack to be deffo cheating.
>> No. 21755 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 8:45 pm
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>>21751
Funny, I thought that seeding random conversations was one of the plus sides to what is otherwise a dull, battery-sapping, data-harvesting shadow of the original games.

Are you a Londoner by any chance?
>> No. 21756 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 4:41 pm
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>>21754

Not if you're disabled, which is why I use it. I wouldn't be able to play it otherwise and I like the collectathon element. I turn all the other shit off, there is one where you can throw a perfect ball every time. That's definitely cheating. Way I see it, if you can walk, there is no reason why you shouldn't. All you two legged, strong spined bastards don't know ya' born.

I'd be willing to stand witness for the modder against Niantic in court for shits and giggles using the Equality Act 2010 and Fair Use as his defence. "Reasonable adjustments" and all that.
>> No. 21757 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 7:28 pm
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>>21756
As if these cheating shitehawks ever have the resources or backbone to defend their actions.
>> No. 21758 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 7:51 pm
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>>21756

>All you two legged, strong spined bastards don't know ya' born.

I've actually been waiting for some kind of click-bait article about how Pokemon Go is evil ableist filth and needs to be made more inclusive.

In this case though I think that would be a fair point, considering Pokemon is a game with a very universal audience appeal. Making the mechanics so exclusive for disabled people seems like something they can't have just overlooked- They thought of it and then just went ahead anyway.

Also you could ride a fucking bike in proper Pokemon games, so why doesn't it register if you go at anything faster than a slight jog.
>> No. 21759 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 10:21 pm
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>>21758
>They thought of it and then just went ahead anyway
Because it's a great idea and trying to address that issue would just result in no game at all. There's already over a dozen other Pokemon games that don't require any physical activity. And in a broader sense, there are so many different types of disability that just about any game - or indeed any thing - could be considered ableist.

>why doesn't it register if you go at anything faster than a slight jog
Because biking speeds are pretty fast, such that registering movement at that speed would also include a large portion of car travel, defeating the point of the game.

There are of course already articles about it though:
http://www.dailydot.com/debug/pokemon-go-disabilities-problematic/
>> No. 21760 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 11:32 pm
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>>21759
I think upping the speed limit for the eggs to 20mph would be a good idea, you're not likely to break that cycling unless you're one of the lycra-clad road-bike brigade at full pelt but most people will drive at least 30mph.
>> No. 21762 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 12:53 am
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I stopped playing. I wanted to try it out to see what all the hype was about. After a few days and thirty odd Pokemons, I have to say that it is really shit. I don't know what people see in it. Maybe the people who enjoy it played the other Pokemon games on Gameboy or whatever. Something I have not done, but I did watch the Pokemon cartoons as a kid, so maybe that played a part.
>> No. 21763 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 1:42 am
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Disabledlad is such a whinger. Blind people can't play first-person shooters. Encouraging cheating at Pokemon Go for the mobility impaired is like having constant audio indicators of everyone's position in an FPS for the benefit of the blind.

Letting a player remove X from a competituve game of which the main challenge is X is not a reasonable adjustment.
>> No. 21764 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 1:48 am
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>>21763
We live in an age where 100m runners don't need feet. It's political correctness gone mad.
>> No. 21766 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 2:24 am
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>>21764

>I_have_made_a_terrible_mistake.exe
>> No. 21767 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 2:26 am
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>>21763
>Blind people can't play first-person shooters.
Your typical blind person doesn't tend to wake up one morning and find most of their circle of friends are suddenly playing the same FPS.
>> No. 21768 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 2:46 am
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>>21767

I'm a big proponent of accessibility, but walking is integral to the design of Pokemon Go. Allowing people to use GPS teleportation completely breaks the game. It would be like Call of Duty having an accessibility mode for the visually impaired that turns on an aimbot. It's unfortunate that people are excluded, but there's no reasonable accommodation that Niantic could make.

On a brighter note, Pokemon Go is having a hugely beneficial impact on the lives of many people with autism.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTSfmi7tiAg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbNjkUynvQI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0vTUcd9mP8
>> No. 21769 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 2:48 am
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Disabledlad needs a slap.
>> No. 21770 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 2:49 am
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>>21768
>but walking is integral to the design of Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go on.
>> No. 21771 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 3:38 am
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>>21770

There really isn't much game in the game. Every aspect is massively simplified compared to earlier Pokemon games. What makes Go interesting is the real world interaction. All the excitement about the game comes from that - the impromptu flashmobs when a rare pokemon appears, the detours to weird places, the daft kids who fall down manholes.

A comparison was made upthread to geocaching, which I think is quite pertinent. Take away the travel from geocaching and you're left with rummaging around in some undergrowth for a tupperware box and signing a logbook. That hobby is just an excuse to go for a walk, a way for people to share interesting places, an overlay of play on top of the mundane world. It sprinkles a bit of geeky fairy dust over canal towpaths and abandoned quarries.

Allow people to play Pokemon Go without leaving their homes and they will, because human beings are naturally lazy. Do that and all of the fun disappears. No more little adventures, no more chance meetings, no more stories, just a slightly shit version of a 20 year old game.
>> No. 21772 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:23 am
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>>21771>>21768

Just to throw a bit of cold water on this poz party I'm using that right, aren't I?, these adventures mainly take place in town centres and can never last too long because your phone's battery certainly won't.
>> No. 21773 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 11:07 am
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>> No. 21774 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 12:01 pm
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>>21773

Probably not going to get him into many gyms, lad.
>> No. 21778 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:02 pm
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Despite my disability, I still do go out every chance I get, but I live in a field and only get support twice a week. Going out the other day for example and seeing a Snorlax shadow and following it to the edge of the village was exciting, and I went down the bike path beside the bridge on the edge of town and I'm thinking "Where the fuck is this thing?" My support worker is shouting at me at this point saying "Don't push yourself!", but this was a shitting Snorlax. I doubled back and went under the bridge so I could walk up the other side and it popped under the bridge.

That half kilometre walk, even with my crutch, left me bedridden for the rest of that day and I spent the next in agony, so I turned the Geospoofing on and went walking about using the joystick near the bridge trying to catch another one until my next support day came around and we went out again.

My life is one of walking/swimming/rehab/doing any exercise at all for a bit and then not being able to walk or get out of bed at all as a result for anything up to 2 days. Before Pokemon Go, I didn't have anything to distract me from the pain when I was stuck in bed and I'd hit all my local geocaches already going out, because I live in the middle of no where and almost anything else, solitaire and those shit phone games are piss and I can't hold a book to read it never mind concentrate enough to read it. I haven't read a book in six months. I've probably walked further and done more exercise in that six months than some of you.

This app, and before that geocaching, completely changed my life, I go out twice a week and I meet my friends while I'm out and people playing the same game and geocaching on nice days and doing the same activities. The rest of the time I sit in the house trotting about catching and hatching, because I'm usually in bed.

As mentioned I also go geocaching when I'm out. I do a fucking lot of shit, I go swimming to help with my rehab and I walk about a village from the comfort of my bed when I'm in pain. It's hardly like I'm living in the middle of London and getting tons of rare drops, I have caught more zubats and drowsees than everything else combined. That anyone could be so bitter they'd grudge a guy with limited mobility a way to play a game in a way they can't as a distraction from chronic joint and back pain is a cunt.

Also, I've discovered Landmarks and PoIs by walking a little beyond the boundaries of the village in attempt to "see what the blue Pokestop was we passed coming back from Tesco" that I never even knew existed.

I think you're jealous of my ability to play it without going outside. I'll trade any of you if you like? My app and my fibromyalgia for your app and your apparent, fully functioning, working body.
>> No. 21780 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:30 pm
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>>21778
I'm really happy for you that Pokemon Go has given you a reason to go outside and push yourself. That said, I'm still wondering why you wouldn't want to play literally any other video game ever made when you are stuck at home? I just can't see how Pokemon Go can be anywhere near as enjoyable as any of the other Pokemon games when you take out the whole 'being outside' element of it.

On a side note, I got my girlfriend into Go despite her comments when I started playing that it was sad and childish (she was one of these bizarre people I had no idea who existed, who apparently managed to grow up in the 90s without engaging with pokemon in any form). Now somehow she's got more addicted to it than I and has managed to catch ever so slightly more of the different 'mons. Which I find pretty amusing in light of her original comments.
>> No. 21781 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:33 pm
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>>21780

A 3DS needs two hands to hold and play, my right arm doesn't work properly. I'd just be in pain.

I bought I Am Setsuna recently and I just couldn't hold the controller.

Pokemon Go lets me use my left hand as the hacked app has a lefty mode.
>> No. 21782 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:43 pm
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>>21781
Ah right that makes sense. If you were interested in playing any of the other Pokemon games there are emulators you can download onto your smartphone, you should be able to reach all the 'buttons' on the screen comfortably with one hand so long as your phone isn't ridiculously large.
>> No. 21783 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 5:56 pm
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>>21781

I've next to no experience with emulators, but if any of the Nintendo DS games interest you, the emulator I've used had the ability to rebind the keys to whatever suits you.
>> No. 21784 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:09 pm
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>>21781
So you'd rather hack Pokemon Go than look into how handhelds can be made more accessible for you? Christ you're not the only disabled gamer on the planet, I bet there are communities where people are discussing how they've managed to play their 3DS one-handed as we speak.
>> No. 21785 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:14 pm
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>>21781
>Pokemon Go lets me use my left hand as the hacked app has a lefty mode.
I'm sold. Smash the dexiarchy!
>> No. 21786 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:14 pm
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>>21784
How many 3DS games let him engage with the outside world on his days out?
>> No. 21787 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>>21784

Before I knew his circumstances I too disapproved of the lad's actions, but with both greater knowledge of those circumstances and how wank the game in question is, I find it hard to give a monkeys. As such I'm forced to ask, why do you? Especially when he pointed out things he gets from the VR geocache nature of Go that he obviously wouldn't from an emulated handheld title?
>> No. 21788 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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>>21786
It is possible to play multiple games at different times you realise?
>> No. 21789 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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>>21788

But you explicitly proposed it as an alternative to hacking Go.
>> No. 21790 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 10:29 pm
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>>21789
No I didn't. Don't try and be smart by guessing who posts what on here, it will only make you look like a thicko most of the time.
>> No. 21791 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 10:42 pm
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>>21790
Not him, but you're not fooling anyone, lad.
>> No. 21792 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 11:06 pm
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>>21791
He's right though. I posted >>21784, but not >>21788.
>> No. 21793 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 11:30 pm
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In a meagre attempt to halt this fledgling cunt-off, I am posting my current progress. Anyone else?
>> No. 21794 Anonymous
3rd August 2016
Wednesday 11:43 pm
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>>21793
Yep, Lapras, Vaporeon, Slowbro - those are all the ones I keep seeing dominating the local gyms.

It's a shame that the nature of the game means you can point to a few Pokemon and say 'catch these if you want to win'. There was more variety on my Game Boy. If I played Go, I'd be like 'sod it' and invest all my time training up a Pidgey to beat them.
>> No. 21795 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 12:09 am
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>>21794
The annoying thing is they rebalanced the move damage a few days ago. Which means they saw that there was a problem and had an opportunity to do it properly, but didn't seize it. It's marginally better now (a Jolteon can actually beat a Vaporeon when it couldn't before), but the same few pokemon are still dominating.

People who played Ingress have been saying that Niantic is a shambles of a company who persistently exhibit gross incompetence and fail to listen to the desires of their users, and I'm increasingly finding myself agreeing with them. Pokemon Go just isn't the game that it could have been.
>> No. 21796 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 12:34 am
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>>21793
What do the percentages mean? Mine doesn't show that, even after the update.
>> No. 21797 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 12:45 am
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>>21796
Well you're not cheating.
>> No. 21798 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 12:48 am
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>>21796
I added those, overwriting their names. It's how close their IV stats are to the maximum values. If you google 'Pokemon Go IV calculator' you can do the same.

>>21797
Cheating how? I honestly just play the game too much, I have it running almost every hour that I am awake.
>> No. 21799 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 7:33 am
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Can we gamify something else, since Go has gone so well?
Slug catching, f'rinstance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36955080
>> No. 21800 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 1:31 pm
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It's getting a bit stale for me already. All I ever seem to find around me are pidgeys, rattatas and weedles and the new update has made even them a ballache to catch. Gym-battling feels pointless when you aren't with mates on the same team who can help build it up to something that will actually resist being taken over straight away. And half the time I swear the eggs don't count the distance properly.

Might start playing more if and when they release the gen II pokemon.
>> No. 21801 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 2:11 pm
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>>21800
>Gym-battling feels pointless when you aren't with mates on the same team
...he said on the Internet.

Are you telling me there aren't already forums being set up for Norwich Team Mystic co-ordinating a concerted attack on the Cathedral Gym at 2pm and the like?
>> No. 21802 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 2:30 pm
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>>21800

>All I ever seem to find around me are pidgeys, rattatas and weedles and the new update has made even them a ballache to catch.

This and having to stick to what Go defines as roads has made the game pretty lackluster for me too. I went for an hour and twenty minute walk/shopping trip yesterday and has all but ready to give up when my 5.0km egg hatched a Growlithe, but up until that point I'd mostly been stuck with the same repetitive triarch you described. Even walking along a river literally all I was finding was Rattatas. Apparently there was a Squirtle somewhere on a local housing estate though.
>> No. 21803 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 3:17 pm
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>>21801
Well that might be useful if I lived in Norwich. Or any city.

>>21802
>local housing estate

He'll probably turn up burnt and soaked in piss then.

Pokemon Go must feel like Christmas for the scrotes though, all these oblivious nerds who never normally leave the house walking around with expensive smartphones in hand. How soon until we hear about the sudden spike in muggings?
>> No. 21804 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 4:46 pm
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>>21799
I wonder if the cobra effect was observed during the bounty program.
>> No. 21805 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 5:12 pm
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>>21803
You can hardly complain that the social aspect of the game is lacking if you don't live somewhere with people with whom to socialise. We're talking about the most popular mobile game in history and you have no-one to play it with? Move out of your fucking backwater.
>> No. 21806 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 6:56 pm
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>>21805
But cap rents in London, okay?
>> No. 21807 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 7:21 pm
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>>21805
Oh don't worry I'm moving out very soon. Also it's not that I don't know people who play the game, but due to a lack of foresight we've all ended up pretty evenly split between the game's factions which doesn't help.
>> No. 21808 Anonymous
5th August 2016
Friday 12:15 am
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>>21806
Yes, London is the only city in the country.

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