Thought I would start a thread, seems to be the "it" game. I feel 20 years ago as a kid, this would be the dream game. The server has been down a lot, but it seems kinda fun, very basic. Walk around look for pokemon, and "catch them" by flicking a poke ball.
There seems like a lot of poke stops or whatever they are called and pokemon in the city (downtown) not much in rural areas/suburbs.
People already have super strong pokemon at "gyms" that you can battle for control over. I noticed about 15 people today at work walking around with their phones and giggling about pokemon, and also saw it blow up on facebook and twitter.
I'm not having too much luck with the servers, but I got to play for a half hour or so tonight. It's not bad. I had played Niantic's previous game (Ingress) for a few months a couple of years ago, so this feels a little familiar, but different enough.
I am addicted. I live in a beach neighborhood with a main street, so there are a lot of Pokestops on that street. Bumped into like 15 to 20 people playing tonight. Some gathered around the gym or Pokestops where a Lure was used. Pretty fun and it is cool that there is a community of Pokemon players that seems to be growing in my neighborhood.
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Im cautiously optimistic because when I can play I enjoy it but it freezes and stutters a lot. I hope they get the issues resolved quick because this would be a great game for my daughter and I to play together.
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Downloaded it today since my wife has been playing it. We went to the park across the street and in the hour we were walking around there was probably 50 different groups of people playing. Never seen anything like this before.
My wife, 42, says it is the the game that she always wanted in life. Exercise, social interaction, fun and GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL!
All four of us, including a 16YO & 17YO kids, have gone out together three times now and it's been a blast together. Strangers wander up ,sullen teens, everyone, asking if we're hunting pokemon. My wife and I have been out several times by ourselves. My wife has been out several times with friends.
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Yeah this game is everywhere now, and I have caught a few myself. Now when is someone going to get arrested for trespassing?
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Reminds me of that episode with the addictive game on "Star Trek: TNG". "Play the game, Wesley!" Whatever toots one's horn, I guess, as long as it doesn't invade my personal space. I reserve the option to not play this game. I have a feeling I'm better off for it.
Hit level 5 today and we went across the street to a restaurant for breakfast there are two gyms there so I gave one a shot. Everyone of it's Pokemon were CP 400 or better and it took all my pokemon just to take down the first one. I'll have to wait till I level up a ton more to attempt these.
What I've caught so far:
Growlithe, Rhyhorn, Rattata, Venonat, Arbok, Krabby, Sandshrew, Ekans, Paras, Geodude, Meowth, Zubat, Omanyte, Pidgey, Ponyta and then Charmander.
I had to delete the game and download it again for it to work. I started this morning and I'm already at level five. My wife, who hates all things Pokémon, is now addicted to it as well. Even our six year old, who has never played any type of Pokémon game, is having fun playing it.
So much fun. It's the simplest thing ever - but man, this game has taken over. There's a pokestop outside out house at our Little Free Library, and a group of 16 year olds were walking up this AM, I bust out the door and tell them "This pokestop is only for Blue." They all stopped in shock, then busted up laughing and we chatted for 10 minutes sharing where we found different pokemon in the neighborhood, etc. It's so great - there is no chance in hell these kids would've said a peep to us otherwise because Fuck you old man, you don't know shit.
It's so great to see so many groups of people wandering around the neighborhood, actually fucking exploring it, with smiles on their faces.
The new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has gotten people off the couch and into the real world. But police in O’Fallon, Missouri say that four men have used the game to find players at a specific location, and robbed them using a handgun.
About eight or nine people have been robbed by four men over the past couple of days, a spokesperson from the O’Fallon Police Department told Gizmodo over the phone. The latest robbery occurred Sunday morning at around 2am by the men in a black BMW before they were finally apprehended by police.
The suspects used the Pokemon Go game to find their victims by anticipating where people might go through popular PokeStops—virtual sites in the game that can be designated at any real world location, from businesses to parking lots to churches.
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