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Offline Simon Jester

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2016, 08:08:58 PM »
They like to hang out in the Kroger parking lot in my hood. 

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2016, 11:24:04 PM »
I don't think I have time for this, despite my daughter being totes in love with the series. Also, not yet in Canada, eh?
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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2016, 11:25:08 PM »
I now have Pikachu.

I no longer care about the game (may or may not be true).

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2016, 02:17:56 AM »
I think they have the same issue as with Ingress, playing outside of a densely populated area is disproportionately difficult. However, unlike ingress that is based on population control, it seems odd that Pokemon are so rare in parks.

Yeah, its a pretty dumb system at the moment.

From what we saw during the beta it appears that pokemon "habitats" concentrate around high traffic areas, as designated by Google location data that records where high phone use areas are - exactly the same system Ingress has for deciding XM placement. (During the beta habitats looked like puddles on the ground and were easier to see the exact locations; now theyre the animations of floating leaves).

Which means big wildlife areas have hardly any pokemon while dense city areas have heaps.

I don't think I have time for this, despite my daughter being totes in love with the series. Also, not yet in Canada, eh?

You can sideload the APK to get the app working, but may not have pokemon available until it is released in your area.
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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2016, 02:26:50 AM »
I don't think I have time for this, despite my daughter being totes in love with the series. Also, not yet in Canada, eh?

You say that right up until your daughter realises that she can have her photo taken on the lounge watching TV with Pikachu.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2016, 07:44:41 AM »
I'll get on the band wagon in a month or two or later today. It looks like it has sparked a lot of interest.


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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2016, 07:59:17 AM »
It is crazy.  Walking around early Sunday AM in our town of 10k, we met 20+ people playing, which is nuts in the south.
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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2016, 08:35:52 AM »
I'll get on the band wagon in a month or two or later today. It looks like it has sparked a lot of interest.


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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2016, 11:03:26 AM »
So what exactly does one do in this game? Ingress never did it for me

Walk around; pokemon show up nearby; flick the screen to throw a pokeball at it (similar to that facebook basketball game). Thats mostly it.

sounds so OCD/Asperger's to me.
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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2016, 11:35:11 AM »
There are apparently a lot of critters to be found in and around the parks and monuments of Washington, DC.

I've seen more than a couple full grown adults wandering around the Air Force Memorial flicking phone screens.  (A couple blocks from where I work)

I've never been prouder nor happier to be an old guy who doesn't give a sh*t about such things....
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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2016, 03:25:21 PM »

sounds so OCD/Asperger's to me.
'gotta catch 'em all!'
'why?'
'because it said so!'


If you want to make that argument then that's practically every video game. "Gotta beat this boss" "Why?" "To get to the next one!" "And then what?" "Well eventually it's over."

There's other competitive elements to the game, but the "gotta catch em all" is sort of the most salient one. Slightly more complete would be "gotta catch em all but also gotta maintain my territory and buff up my guys".


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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2016, 08:15:00 PM »

sounds so OCD/Asperger's to me.
'gotta catch 'em all!'
'why?'
'because it said so!'


If you want to make that argument then that's practically every video game. "Gotta beat this boss" "Why?" "To get to the next one!" "And then what?" "Well eventually it's over."

There's other competitive elements to the game, but the "gotta catch em all" is sort of the most salient one. Slightly more complete would be "gotta catch em all but also gotta maintain my territory and buff up my guys".

It feeds on the natural human collector instinct. There are tons of people who want complete collections of something, whether that be stamps, coins, model trains, anime figurines, or pocket monsters. Heading into the train station to find a rare pokemon isn't really that different from scouring ebay for that Penny Black.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2016, 02:27:09 AM »
I've never been prouder nor happier to be an old guy who doesn't give a sh*t about such things....

I say to each his own and if it gets the kids moving, great.

But that said, I have posted on Facebook to my friends and family, that if they see me "playing" this, they have permission to grab my phone/ipod touch/ipad etc and throw it into the nearest body of water.  ;)

I am a big gamer, but I just don't get PG. Probably because I was way too old for Pokemon the first time around and I can't see what the challenge is.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2016, 07:47:14 AM »
I've never been prouder nor happier to be an old guy who doesn't give a sh*t about such things....

I say to each his own and if it gets the kids moving, great.

But that said, I have posted on Facebook to my friends and family, that if they see me "playing" this, they have permission to grab my phone/ipod touch/ipad etc and throw it into the nearest body of water.  ;)

I am a big gamer, but I just don't get PG. Probably because I was way too old for Pokemon the first time around and I can't see what the challenge is.

I made a conscious decision years ago to NEVER to play a MMORPG because I know I probably can't be trusted to maintain a productive real world existence with that sort of thing in my life....Pokémon Go is probably the same sort of thing for other folks....

Well.  There it is.

 

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