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Xopher001 from Estonia Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Demongodofchaos2 Best Dad from Eldritch Nightmareland Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Best Dad
Jul 10th 2016 at 8:56:58 AM

To think a mobile game would bring pokemon back into the mainstream spotlight again.

Watch Symphogear
Jul 10th 2016 at 9:45:38 AM

It never really left, to be fair, it's just not as big as it was decades ago. Pikachu has still consistently appeared in the Macy's Day Parade every Thanksgiving and the main games still sell millions.

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jul 10th 2016 at 10:22:22 AM

Pokemon Go Plus can't come soon enough, some people clearly need it.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
Assassin-sensei Kukuku from Earth Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Kukuku
Jul 10th 2016 at 10:35:31 AM

Damned GPS won't work. I blame iOS 10. Really need to downgrade.

"A buddy is a buddy no matter how nutty."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 10th 2016 at 12:20:25 PM

So my brother and I discovered that there was a Lure Module attached to a Poke Spot in our hometown. Cue us going near it and two other cars doing the same thing. Sheepish waves were exchanged XD

edited 10th Jul '16 12:20:35 PM by theLibrarian

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
FullMoon feeling blue from Surface Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
feeling blue
Jul 10th 2016 at 12:25:17 PM

I wish I could take part in all this Pokémon Go craziness, ah well.

Hunter1 The Guy in the Capsule from The New Eden Galaxy
The Guy in the Capsule
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:19:30 PM

Huh, I expected this thread to be longer.

Anyways, level 7 (go Yellow!), live right outside downtown, with all the historic landmarks and more recent artwork, so Pokespots aren't too much of a problem (outside of weather, possible sunburns, and battery life, and I'm working on solutions for all 3).

I pity my sister; there aren't too many Pokestops around my mom's house, and yes, I've checked. At my apartment, you can see a couple dozen, and a trio of gyms.

Will the transhumanist future have catgirls? Does Japan still exist? Well, there is your answer. — Unknown
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:25:48 PM

How are Pokestops made, anyway? Was it just an army of interns running around looking for anything interesting? Because I've seen a lot of bizarre Pokestops (a plaque outside a park that already has a stop for the park itself), and a lot of spots that really should have them but don't (old stores and restaurants).

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:27:59 PM

It seems to be just almost any landmark or important building. My town has three pretty much right next to each other for our civic center, a sign, and the chamber of commerce building.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Manaic Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:32:56 PM

I think it's all a carryover from that other game they have, Ingress

Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:33:11 PM

I believe they ported in and/or combined all the portals from Ingress. I'd imagine they're made by via the same process. Basically, anyone can take a photograph of a landmark and send it to Niantic. They have a list of types of places they like to see as portals (for example, churches and local businesses are encouraged), and a list of places they don't want (adult shops, apartment buildings). If it falls into the former and not the latter, they make a portal.

edited 10th Jul '16 1:34:28 PM by Protagonist506

"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"
SmartGirl333 New account is voidify
New account is voidify
Jul 10th 2016 at 1:42:39 PM

Submissions have been closed for like a year though.

Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Jul 10th 2016 at 2:29:11 PM

I have a galaxy s3 and apparently my device is incompatible with GO?

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jul 10th 2016 at 2:32:32 PM

It could be, but it could also be that you have an older version of Android.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Jul 10th 2016 at 2:34:37 PM

I'm screwed anyway. I don't like my Android phone as much as I love my Windows one, and the client won't be on the Windows Phone platform anytime soon even if the game does come to Scotland.

Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jul 10th 2016 at 4:05:19 PM

Things Pokemon GO is competing with in terms internet mindshare right now: Twitter and porn.

edited 10th Jul '16 4:07:02 PM by Sterok

Your preferences are not everyone else's preferences.
Xopher001 from Estonia Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Jul 10th 2016 at 4:09:20 PM

Man I wish i lived near the city. I'm out near the sticks where I have to walk a kilometer to the nearest pokemon gym. at least there's a bunch of them clustered together- but its not exactly safe walking over to all of them.

Jul 10th 2016 at 4:23:58 PM

There's a gym next to a library close to where I live, but since I haven't got to Level 5 yet, I can't really make use of it.

I ended up running into and catching a Graveler this morning. Surprised me a bit, since I wasn't expecting to see Stage 2 Pokemon so soon.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 10th 2016 at 4:29:18 PM

Ugh, apparently I was wrong and distance doesn't count distance you travel in a car. I just drove for an hour with the app open all the way there and I barely got any distance out of it.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
BrainSewage from that one place
Jul 10th 2016 at 4:49:03 PM

[up]Yeah, I think they deliberately put that in as a No Fair Cheating.

The game worked sporadically for me yesterday and Friday, but now I can't get a GPS lock anywhere. My locations are on with high accuracy, mock locations are off, I have good reception and full use of Google Maps, but it all goes to hell when I open the app. I wonder if my phone is just too old. Anyone else have this problem?

Edit: for the record, I have an LG G2 with Android 5.0.2.

edited 10th Jul '16 4:50:17 PM by BrainSewage

Hunter1 The Guy in the Capsule from The New Eden Galaxy
The Guy in the Capsule
Jul 10th 2016 at 5:02:53 PM

[up][up]As has been mentioned at least once on this page, Go's devs previously made Ingress. They imported a few things from it, the two most notable being the Pokestop and Gym locations (which all match portal locations in Ingress) and the "speed limit", which disallows certain actions if you're going "too fast" between two locations.

Good news is, Go is more forgiving with the speed limit than Ingress; in Ingress, you could do pretty much nothing if it's tripped, while in Go, it only stops incubators from working. On the flip side, apparently it's easier to trigger the limit in Go; it kicks in at about 20 KPH.

Will the transhumanist future have catgirls? Does Japan still exist? Well, there is your answer. — Unknown
Syrika throwback from Earth...probably somewhere with Internet access. Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
throwback
Jul 10th 2016 at 5:31:22 PM

So um did anyone hear this story yet

Good gosh, this game is already making such an impact.

Currently writing something. Currently procrastinating.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 10th 2016 at 5:36:29 PM

Yeah, I heard it. I also heard that a bunch of crooks lured some Pokemon Go users to be robbed by doing something in the game.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.

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