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To think a mobile game would bring pokemon back into the mainstream spotlight again.
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.
Pokemon Go Plus can't come soon enough, some people clearly need it.
Damned GPS won't work. I blame iOS 10. Really need to downgrade.
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
I wish I could take part in all this Pokémon Go craziness, ah well.
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.
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).
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.
I think it's all a carryover from that other game they have, Ingress
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
Submissions have been closed for like a year though.
Sydney is looking really fun right about now.
Are you hardcore enough to go kayaking?
I have a galaxy s3 and apparently my device is incompatible with GO?
It could be, but it could also be that you have an older version of Android.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
So um did anyone hear this story yet
Good gosh, this game is already making such an impact.
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.
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