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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)
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.
How much walking does this game entail?
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.
8 Things Pokemon Go Doesn't Tell You.
Caught four new Pokemon today. A Venonat, a Paras, an Exeggcute, and a Zubat.
I keep getting all these weird bugs when I try to challenge a gym
Like Venonat and Paras? :P
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?
went to a park and there were like 40 people playing Pokemon Go. It was pretty great.
So yeah, looks like the EU release has been delayed indefinitely.
The Gym battles are basically you tapping on the enemy Pokemon as fast as possible.
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.
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.
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.
I just made a facebook friend thanks to P-Go.
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.
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
I wonder how many car wrecks this game has caused, lol.
It's by GPS, I think.
I think it's also by pedometer, though.
I just reached level 5 what team should I join
I joined blue, personally.
edited 9th Jul '16 3:18:51 PM by theLibrarian
I'm on yellow, Zapdos is best bird.
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