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Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jul 9th 2016 at 8:22:38 AM

Nintendo I think tends to underestimate how popular a fair amount of its ideas will be (exhibits A and B: Amiibos and Game Cube adapters). Pokemon Go appeals to a very basic aspect of what made Pokemon popular. Essentially, a lot of the appeal is interacting with an alternate universe and wishing that Pokemon existed in real life.

But, as pointed out, Niantic's handling the servers. They may have underestimated the game's popularity-it's hard to say (they already have the successful Ingress, so they know these types of games can take off. They may have underestimated brand power or how cool Pokemon is)

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jul 9th 2016 at 8:29:31 AM

I think it's less due to underestimating and more due to there just being too many people for Niantic to possibly handle, regardless of how many servers they have set up. There's a reason they went with a slow rollout rather than an immediate global launch.

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Grounder Main Character Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Main Character
Jul 9th 2016 at 8:40:31 AM

How much walking does this game entail?

OrionAurora Constellation from Andromeda Galaxy Relationship Status: Abstaining
Constellation
Jul 9th 2016 at 8:45:09 AM

[up]Depends. I have three eggs that need incubation and a set walking distance. Two of which require 2 km the the third needing 5 km. I'm not sure if P-Go will recognize different movement methods. I plan to bike to my campus (~4km), so I'll know if my 2 km egg hatches in that time.

We are all made of star stuff. Very, very weird star stuff.
Hungryguy I am a Rad Reptile. from inside a cheese wheel Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
I am a Rad Reptile.
Jul 9th 2016 at 8:56:31 AM Call me butter, because I am on a roll! 3ds friend code: 5258-0885-3903 Wii U: Bowser Charizard
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 9th 2016 at 9:40:40 AM

Caught four new Pokemon today. A Venonat, a Paras, an Exeggcute, and a Zubat.

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Xopher001 from Estonia Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:16:16 AM

I keep getting all these weird bugs when I try to challenge a gym

BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:17:45 AM

Like Venonat and Paras? :P

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Xopher001 from Estonia Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:22:23 AM

Well the game doesn't bother to explain the battle system first of all. Or how to set our team. Or how to switch Pokemon. And nothing happens when the timer reaches 0 even though I think somthing should happen?

Manaic Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:25:58 AM

went to a park and there were like 40 people playing Pokemon Go. It was pretty great.

Deadbeatloser22 from Disappeared by Space Magic Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:43:02 AM

So yeah, looks like the EU release has been delayed indefinitely.

Crap.

"Yup. That tasted purple."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 9th 2016 at 11:45:57 AM

The Gym battles are basically you tapping on the enemy Pokemon as fast as possible.

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RatherRandomRachel "Just as planned." from Somewhere underground.
"Just as planned."
Jul 9th 2016 at 12:06:18 PM

Sterok - unfortunately in doing so this has already worsened Nintendo's reputation among some groups in the EU, especially because of how long it took to get Fire Emblem Fates when what lots really wanted was a date.

It's not exactly going to be good enough for some when they don't even have a date.

"Did you expect somebody else?"
strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jul 9th 2016 at 12:25:20 PM

Well, to be fair this is because of server troubles. Though, things seemed a lot better today so I dunno what that means for how close Niantic is to resolving the issues.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
Elle Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Jul 9th 2016 at 1:26:33 PM

I suspect it's fair to say they were expecting "big game launch" load numbers but not for it to go as pop-culture viral as it has.

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OrionAurora Constellation from Andromeda Galaxy Relationship Status: Abstaining
Constellation
Jul 9th 2016 at 1:30:29 PM

I just made a facebook friend thanks to P-Go. [lol]

It seems a lot of people were giving P-Go a shot on my campus today. That lure item sure makes meeting people a fun experience.

We are all made of star stuff. Very, very weird star stuff.
CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
The Cyber champion rises
Xopher001 from Estonia Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Jul 9th 2016 at 2:53:55 PM

Do you guys know how Go tracks movement? Is it via GPS or pedometer? Cuz I was thinking of cheating the system with a treadmill

MarkVonLewis from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Jul 9th 2016 at 2:59:23 PM

I wonder how many car wrecks this game has caused, lol.

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strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:06:16 PM

Hopefully none.

[up][up]It's by GPS, I think.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:07:22 PM

I think it's also by pedometer, though.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
SmartGirl333 New account is voidify
New account is voidify
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:16:12 PM

I just reached level 5 what team should I join

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:18:44 PM

I joined blue, personally.

edited 9th Jul '16 3:18:51 PM by theLibrarian

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Manaic Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:29:37 PM

I'm on yellow, Zapdos is best bird.

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jul 9th 2016 at 3:31:18 PM

Join Valor

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153

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