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|>>|| No. 21660
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
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
Fuck what Pokemon we've caught (not that I play this game), look at all the crazy news stories this is throwing up.
-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
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
I'm already sick of seeing screenshots of fucking Pidgeys superimposed in people's living rooms.
|>>|| No. 21665
I enjoyed playing it on the bus to work, but it uses way too much battery so I might not bother.
I don't know how anyone find any in their house, they only pop up if I go outside.
|>>|| No. 21666
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
>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
It's not as dangerous as wandering into traffic, but still not highly advisable.
|>>|| No. 21671
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
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
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
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
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. 21677
>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. 21679
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. 21681
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
>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
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
(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
I have never played a pokemon game, I just collected the cards when the original 151 were around.
|>>|| No. 21686
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. 21689
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
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. 21693
I'm fine with people enjoying themselves and playing this game but I'm already sick of hearing about it.
|>>|| No. 21694
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
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
There isn't one, it''s a terrible game, it just has the facade of Pokemon.
|>>|| No. 21697
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
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
Movement. People have been putting them on things like their hoover robots to cheat.
|>>|| No. 21700
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
>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
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. 21704
So sounds like cycling is out of the question unless you like to go at granny pace.
|>>|| No. 21705
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
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
As far as phone games go, I still prefer Tinder.
|>>|| No. 21708
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
There was a joke there about grinding and grindr but you just totally missed it.
|>>|| No. 21711
Where the fuck am I supposed to find fire Pokemon in Cheshire?
|>>|| No. 21715
It's going to have paid sponsorships for big businesses soon enough, so I suppose I'll be deleting it when that happens.
|>>|| No. 21717
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
"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."
|>>|| No. 21719
You've got that backwards. He's talking about Pokemon absent from the game, not the map.
|>>|| No. 21720
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
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
Dratini keeps popping up in my "Nearby" box, but the fucker never spawns.
|>>|| No. 21723
I'm a keen CS:GO player struggling to break into DMG. Do you have any links to a VAC-immune multihack?
|>>|| No. 21727
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
>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
Not him, but in the case of someone with restricted mobility I'd call it a "reasonable adjustment".
|>>|| No. 21731
You also have to pay £13 for the privilege of using the hacked App, by purchasing IPAStore.
|>>|| No. 21732
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
I wouldn't even lower myself to consider the idea.
LEAVE ME ALONE I JUST WANT TO GET THROUGH THIS FUCKING CAVE!
|>>|| No. 21734
Am I the only person on the planet not playing this fucking game now?
|>>|| No. 21736
No issue with people playing this game as such, but when cunts start walking into you it begins to get irritating.
|>>|| No. 21737
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
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
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
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
Yeah, fuck those cheaters in the City who get access to all the stock prices so they know what to trade.
|>>|| No. 21743
Someone using the same information that's also available to you but you didn't think to use is not cheating.
|>>|| No. 21744
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. 21746
>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
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
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
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
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
You might have a point if people had actually been cheating, which they haven't.
|>>|| No. 21753
Too right lad. And defending the practice even after the game publisher has shut down the popular cheating hubs is just daft.
|>>|| No. 21755
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
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
As if these cheating shitehawks ever have the resources or backbone to defend their actions.
|>>|| No. 21758
>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
>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:
|>>|| No. 21760
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
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
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
We live in an age where 100m runners don't need feet. It's political correctness gone mad.
|>>|| No. 21767
>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
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.
|>>|| No. 21771
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
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. 21778
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
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
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
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
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
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
>Pokemon Go lets me use my left hand as the hacked app has a lefty mode.
I'm sold. Smash the dexiarchy!
|>>|| No. 21786
How many 3DS games let him engage with the outside world on his days out?
|>>|| No. 21787
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. 21790
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. 21794
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
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
What do the percentages mean? Mine doesn't show that, even after the update.
|>>|| No. 21798
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.
Cheating how? I honestly just play the game too much, I have it running almost every hour that I am awake.
|>>|| No. 21800
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
>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?
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>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.
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Well that might be useful if I lived in Norwich. Or any city.
>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?
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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.
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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.
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