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Pokemon Go :o

July 12th 2016, 02:03 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
This is a thread to discuss your opinions and experiences with the game.
I haven't played it yet, as it's not available in my country. But I'd like something to look forward to.
July 12th 2016, 02:47 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
pOKEMONE GOU PokeMOUN GU pohemen GO POKEMON GO. POKEMAN HERE POKOMON THERE. I DON'T GET THE HYPE CUZ MY PHONE IS INCOMPATIBLE. EVERYBODY IS DUCKIGN CRAZEY WITH THIS APP. I GET YOU LIKE POKEMAN BUT BRUH.
July 12th 2016, 03:31 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I don't have a smartphone.
July 12th 2016, 04:04 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
There's certainly a lot of buz about it. Might check it out.

Afterall, I did enjoy pokemon red 16 years ago.
July 12th 2016, 04:10 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
it's not a real pokemon game because "go" isn't a color.
July 12th 2016, 09:57 PM
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megadogv2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
People playing need to learn when to Pokemon Stop.
July 12th 2016, 10:17 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
can't even download it, but the game's dangerous. it needs to go away. i also can't escape it. literally everywhere i go.

i can't say go anymore without associating it with this piece of shit.

also, x/y aren't colours and neither are sun/moon or ruby/emerald/sapphire. or black/white. or black2/white2. or diamond/pearl/platinum. or gold/silver/crystal.

only gen 1 had colours. but also not really. unless you use super gameboy, which i recommend because you can draw penises and stuff on your game and make all the sprites look horrible or hide them all together.
July 13th 2016, 01:08 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
"I can't play it"
I realised that I can't either when I tried downloading it this morning.
Much. Sadness. Cry. Now.
July 13th 2016, 01:20 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
i think i just got texted about it when about to check this thread because of duckhater's new post...

annnd

yep. my response was mangled english filled with periods if you're wondering. such is the magnificent power of touch screens.
July 13th 2016, 03:31 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
It's incredible. People's lives are being changed. It's the answer to "Why don't you go play outside" and "Why don't you go hang out with other people". Random people are striking up conversations with each other due to the simple fact that they're both trying to catch Pokemon. I've gone for a walk with my wife every single day since the game came out, trying to catch Pokemon. Parents are walking their kids to parks, trying to catch Pokemon together. It's literally changing the world, as corny as that sounds.
July 13th 2016, 03:45 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
It may change it, but into good OR bad, it is your decision to make.
July 13th 2016, 04:42 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Just read in the news that robbers like to wait at popular areas (gyms?) and jump people.
July 13th 2016, 05:12 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yeah, you might think everyone's getting exercise and being social or some shit, but the reality is that pokemon go is making things more dangerous. now we have an increase in stupid ducks not paying attention to the road, for one.

what marpro said isn't surprising. "smart" phones are expensive little curses. it's gonna be easier to steal them now when you know where they're gonna be the most. plus, this abomination of a game takes you away from society too, so you know. it's good that safety is being lowered by this thing.

i don't think it's truly making anyone socialize. a lot of players are most likely locked, looking at their screens no matter what they're doing, no matter what time of day. i've seen threads where people are annoyed and are sick of people approaching them about the game. and now i'm wondering how often i'll be approached EVEN WHEN I CAN'T PLAY IT.

another thing about the social thing is the way society, especially old farts and mid-life farts view phones. they view them as sucking the kiddies away from reality, and distracting them from the world. now, we have a large group of players of this shit game walking around looking at their phones even more. i know you don't have to, but especially in the us - one of the all-time cesspools of stupidity - this is going to happen.

this is probably the first time where i've actually wanted a game to be banned. it's unsafe, annoying, and poisonous to society in general. it's amazing that whatever japanese devs actually thought the world was ready to look away from their phones. i kinda thought it was a bit of a stereotype that people are too distracted by the phones, but it's true. and now it's even more true.

really, i just feel like this is going to tarnish the reputation of games and fans of pokemon even further. and it'll make the community an easier target. if you're looking at your phone in the middle of a group or in a town somewhere, paying zero attention to where you're going, it's safe to assume you're looking for a pikachu or some shit. and i've seen gameplay of the game, too. it looks awful. but it's free, and has a big name attached. that's the only reason it's so popular. it's a fad. and once the majority of the downloaders see the next fad, or until the game is banned, i'm hoping it'll die down.

plus, about the game... really? it freezes, loses connection to the servers all the time, drains your battery... and this is acceptable to people? has garbage AAA gaming really lowered our standards this much? or what? what's that all about?
July 13th 2016, 07:14 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Thank you! Nintendo has always tried to "revolutionise" gaming by making people go outside (3DS) and socialise, and as you see, shit happened. I agree with ya, Skurn, this Pokemon Go may do the opposite of what it is trying to do, and that is CREATE CHAOS ON THE STREETS (ok not really )
July 13th 2016, 07:18 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
japanese devs just don't seem to understand how society works outside their own country. you bringing up the 3ds reminds me that streetpass is a thing. i've heard that it's really used in japan and people actually walk around with those things in sleep mode all the time. it makes sense too. they have akihabara which is basically one giant ducking awesome place with shit to do.

over here in the us, i don't think people do that. in fact, you probably wouldn't want to in fear of losing it. i know somehow who was mugged and lost his 3ds. yeah, you don't want to do it. but japan seems to think we want/use streetpass. pretty much the same as pokemon go except with pokemon go, people do do it because it's free. most people have phones and the people who have 3ds's probably don't have the same lineup of games and probably don't carry them everywhere they go. phones, nobody leaves without.

July 13th 2016, 07:28 AM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
I'm having fun with it, I haven't been jumped in the streets, and Eugene is the hobo capitol of the U.S.
July 13th 2016, 08:22 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
There's a way to play this game without leaving the house, I've seen it on 9gag. You use an app that fakes your location. Yeezy
July 13th 2016, 09:21 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
To be fair, the victims of the muggings were people dumb enough to wander into secluded areas by themselves.
And yes, I would use the app to meet new people, socialise and exercise(like a weekend hobby).
July 13th 2016, 09:59 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Just because something is new and different doesn't mean it's bad. Of course dangerous stuff happens, dangerous stuff always happens whenever something new comes. Dangerous things happen all the time, when new things come new dangers come and others disappear. When millions of people participate in the same activity something bad is statistically almost always going to happen, but that doesn't mean that we should ban any new activity that mankind invents. As far as I know all of these incidents are just that, incidents. Yes muggings happen, but you could mug just about any body and walk away with a smartphone, you don't really have to aim at pokemon players in particular have you?

Also what does the idea that 'Japanese devs just don't seem to understand how society works outside their own country' have to do with anything? Firstly Pokémon Go was actually developed by American devs, and secondly whoever came up with the idea actually pretty good at understanding how people work considering the app seems to be doing pretty well.
July 13th 2016, 10:01 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
^ +500 EXP
I agree with Metatarasal
July 13th 2016, 10:17 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
literally not even the point i was making. the whole purpose of the app is to get people out and socializing. that somewhat works. what it also does is distract everyone who's too dumb to just pocket their phone.

that's the dangerous part. i wasn't saying that just because it's new, it's bad and dangerous. i was saying that above part - that it's made poorly and doesn't convey it's purpose well enough to get it through the nonexistent minds of a lot of people on this shit planet.

and yeah, it was us devs. oops. but how can you tell when the us devs don't have their game distributed in their homeland and instead go for the two continents that are usually last? of course, they might have been testing servers, but all the times the servers explode says otherwise.

really, this game should just be exclusive to a few smaller places that can handle it. the us can't.
July 13th 2016, 10:50 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Actually, there is proof that the world can handle it. This game is just a remodel of another game, by the same developer, called Ingress.
Though it wasn't wildly popular like Pokemon Go, it was really popular in some certain metropolitan areas(even in India).
All the news of idiots getting into trouble can be attributed to the sheer number of active users.
July 13th 2016, 01:28 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Well said, meta.
July 13th 2016, 03:52 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
It sounds like it could be a fun game to play with children. Y'know, something to motivate them to roam in forests and parks and what have you. I'm not nearly enough of a man-child to play a game like this by myself, though.
July 13th 2016, 04:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yes, something to motivate them to roam forests alone. at night. because that's when a certain pokemon appears.

and ingress isn't proof that the world can handle this. nobody played that for more than 4 seconds probably. like me. there wasn't anything to do.

also, what the hell is with pokestops and spawn points and whatever shit being added to places with no permission at all? a holocaust museum is wanting to get rid of all the people only going there for pokemon. sure doesn't sound like they agreed to this. probably more places like this, too. i sure wouldn't want a bunch of people to show up at my store or museum or whatever only to find out they're only there because some shitty app led them there. how many uneasy employees exist now because a group of distracted zombies are wandering around places, looking at everything. you'd have to wonder if you're about to be robbed or some shit.
July 13th 2016, 08:23 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Holocaust Museum? LMAO. I think they auto create game destinations on landmarks present on Google Maps. Someone better get rid of that lol.
"Mommy, Mommy! Look at the cute pokemons near Anne Frank's Portrait"
July 13th 2016, 08:47 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
The issue with the holocaust museum wasn't that there were pokemon present, but that there were koffings present. That was kind of like, an unfortunate happenstance.

What would happen if the cotton pokemon showed up at a black history museum? Same deal probably.
July 13th 2016, 09:37 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
hey, there are cotton pokemon, too.

i thought the issue with the holocaust museum was that they were getting a lot of visitors, but none of them gave two ducks about the exhibits. it probably is. it's gotta suck to get your hopes up that a bunch of kids might give a shit about your museum only to find out they're all on their phones looking for gas balloons.
July 14th 2016, 03:52 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Hey to be honest Skurn is kind of right. Yesterday I read a post from a guy who said that a bunch of kids that had a pokestop(or whatever these things are called) in his backyard. If I had a house, I sure as hell wouldn't want people roaming around my house, not giving a shit about privacy or respect just because of some virtual pokemon that aren't even real.
The game isn't dangerous, and even if it was, do you think people gave a shit? It's about the fact that the other half of people on the planet who aren't pokezombies have to deal with pokemon Go's shit everyday, especially those who live in more of the crowded, public areas.
July 14th 2016, 04:20 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
trespassing simulator.

hey, that reminds me of this sign at the old place. you'd drive on this horrendous gravel road with bumps and shit all over the place and there's this sign just sitting there on the side of the road saying not to trespass. so, i guess you're performing an illegal no-no by driving on the road somehow. i think that sign faded or something.

there's also this weird house or something where the gate thingy to it is covered in a thousand no trespassing signs. i'm not so sure anyone truly lived there. there was a car or truck or whatever. but...nobody was there. looking back now, that's kinda ducking spooky. what the hell

it's pretty close too. like, you go out the...back...side yard or whatever, cross some road, and you're there.
July 14th 2016, 04:22 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
wat
July 14th 2016, 04:27 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
goddamnit, there's no place to put the yellow guy on google maps.
July 14th 2016, 04:29 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
COME ON I MAKE ONE VALID STATEMENT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE START TALKING ABOUT YELLOW PEOPLE AND GOOGLE MAPS
July 14th 2016, 05:29 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
You guys probably also want to ban navigation systems because they sometimes direct people into empty fields or unpaved backroads due to programming errors, right?
July 14th 2016, 05:31 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
This conversation is going nowhere. Does it even matter anymore?
July 14th 2016, 06:48 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
no, because no one is looking exclusively at their gps. they're listening to the voice tell them shit and unless they're excessively stupid, they're not gonna think "ah, that wall probably is an illusion, then."

pokemon go, on the other hand, has people who stare at their phones staring at their phones more. as far as i know, i don't see news about someone driving off a bridge because their gps was ducked. also, it's another case of most people have phones, but most people don't have <x>

even then, most people aren't gonna drive into someone's yard because of a gps, but we've already seen that they will walk onto someone's property or into museums and even courthouses to catch pokemon. you know something's going really wrong when rules and/or laws are being put in place over an app. about pokemon.
July 14th 2016, 07:19 AM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
Part of the reason there are pokestops where there are is because Ingress users submitted them to Niantic, and Niantic, naturally being the creators of Pokemon Go, used that information to create the various pokestops and gyms.
IS there unfortunate placement? Yes. Is it wholly Niantic's fault? No. Partially? Maybe, because they basically copy-pasted the data.
July 14th 2016, 07:51 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
since they use google maps, they could've excluded certain stores and whatever else. hell, all towns. you don't ever catch anything in towns in the real games. they're safe zones.
July 14th 2016, 08:10 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
I FEEL REALLY DISRESPECTED AND OFFENDED RIGHT NOW (▰︶︹︺▰ )
July 14th 2016, 03:42 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
please don't shout.
July 14th 2016, 04:23 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
I felt really disrespected and offended right then (▰︶︹︺▰ )
July 14th 2016, 11:24 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
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July 15th 2016, 12:47 AM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
*THROWS BABY*
July 15th 2016, 03:59 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I'm having fun with it and if anyone tries to judge me I'll grab their Wigglytuff and do something Ghastly with it, like giving it a particularly vicious Polywhirl or Machop. No Seismic Tossing though. That would be awful. I'll just injure you and then I'll be Porygon into the night. Kadabra!
July 15th 2016, 08:42 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Sabre wins!
July 15th 2016, 09:33 PM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
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yeoldetoast, are you filled with detemmienation?
July 15th 2016, 09:43 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
temmie and mr saturn should sex
July 15th 2016, 10:25 PM
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Hmm... Undertale, or Pokemon Go...

Well, I've played Undertale. So Undertale wins!

Also, I'm concerned that someone's gonna wreck into me at some point, only to discover that I lost two limbs because someone thought it was wise to try to catch a Dragonair and drive at the same time.
July 15th 2016, 10:40 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Just because a minority of users are acting inappropriately is no valid reason for it to be banned. As Meta already said when you have something as widespread and overwhelmingly popular as Pokemon Go there are bound to be a few bad things happen. When you look at all the people the game has affected in a positive way and compare it to all the people that have been negatively affected (trespassing, traffic accidents) you'd most likely find that the good far outweighs the bad. Like, FAR outweighs the bad.

Yes, there are stupid people in the world, but not letting everyone have an amazing invention just because some stupid people are going to do stupid things with it is even more stupid.

Plus, for years people have been saying "Why don't you go outside" and "Why don't you go and meet new people". But now that it's actually happening it's not good enough, because the vessel is an AR game.

At the end of the day though, some people are just gonna look for the bad in everything and ignore the good.
July 15th 2016, 11:41 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
not true, because many other things have been hugely popular but none of them dangerous because they don't make you go all over the place at all times of the day and night to accomplish anything.

it's honestly better if this "game" is banned. even innocent people who don't play it will probably be eventually victimized by some idiot paying zero attention, then once someone decides to sue, it's all over anyways.

in my state along, two assholes fell off a cliff playing it. a cliff. i don't even know how that can happen. not only that, they climbed a fence in order to do it. there was a stabbing in of the 3 towns i know of. not just that, but a stabbing involving several people.

ever since this app has existed, the world has been less safe. that's pretty much fact. other countries have put rules and possibly even laws in place to try and combat these issues.

honestly, if this game even tried to prevent this shit, it wouldn't really be much of an issue. the only thing it has is a "pay attention" warning upon starting it. but that's not there to prevent accidents - that's there to try and avoid getting sued. if the devs really cared to make playing this shit safe, pokemon would be limited to around 7am to 7pm and it would be locked to only cities of a certain population. but instead, we have shitheads going on in the middle of the night to look for these things without paying attention.

so yes, ban it. there are already problems and there's going to be more.

the negatives far outweigh the "good". the "good" just being a generalizing "nerds are now getting exercise lul."
July 16th 2016, 01:30 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
"not true, because many other things have been hugely popular but none of them dangerous because they don't make you go all over the place at all times of the day and night to accomplish anything."

On a revolutionary scale such as this in the modern day world? Not to mention the game doesn't make you go anywhere at "all times of the day and night". It's still not confirmed that you can only find certain pokemon at night. Hell I caught a ghastly in the middle of the park at 2 o'clock in the afternoon two days ago.

"it's honestly better if this "game" is banned. even innocent people who don't play it will probably be eventually victimized by some idiot paying zero attention, then once someone decides to sue, it's all over anyways."

Innocent people are victimized every day. Look at the traffic these days. It's the world we live in. Banning something simply because it's another possible vessel to someone getting hurt is over the top political correctness.

"in my state along, two assholes fell off a cliff playing it. a cliff. i don't even know how that can happen."

This is called Natural Selection.

"there was a stabbing in of the 3 towns i know of. not just that, but a stabbing involving several people. "

Something else that happens every day across the whole world, regardless of Pokemon Go. People will always find a reason to stab/murder.

"ever since this app has existed, the world has been less safe. that's pretty much fact. other countries have put rules and possibly even laws in place to try and combat these issues. "

Ever since <insert almost anything here> has existed, the world has also been less safe.

"honestly, if this game even tried to prevent this shit, it wouldn't really be much of an issue. the only thing it has is a "pay attention" warning upon starting it. but that's not there to prevent accidents - that's there to try and avoid getting sued. if the devs really cared to make playing this shit safe, pokemon would be limited to around 7am to 7pm and it would be locked to only cities of a certain population. but instead, we have shitheads going on in the middle of the night to look for these things without paying attention."

What about people who work between 7am and 7pm? They aren't allowed to play? Plus wouldn't it be safer for everyone else if we played in the middle of the night? Because there's less people out on the streets for us to blindly walk in to?

"the negatives far outweigh the "good". the "good" just being a generalizing "nerds are now getting exercise lul.""

What about the Mums and Dads finally finding a great way to connect with their kids--going for walks and playing Pokemon together? What about the friendships being formed over this game? What about the real life sense of camaraderie people are experiencing after strategising and capturing gyms? What about all the small businesses and food shops in Pokemon hot spots that are thriving from the increased activity? Your negatives are all broad generalisations taken from a minority group of players.
July 16th 2016, 02:31 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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Innocent people are victimized every day. Look at the traffic these days. It's the world we live in.

yeah, isn't it nice that more innocents are unsafe now because of this "game"?
July 16th 2016, 02:43 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
If you never ever released something or let people do something because there's a very slight possibility of someone getting hurt, the world would be a very boring place. The world is being bubble wrapped by political correctness more and more every day because we're worried about offending or hurting someone.
July 16th 2016, 03:22 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
so, because i'm saying pokemon go is dangerous, you think that i also mean that everything released in dangerous. i love when people twist what i say into total nonsense.

and this has nothing whatsoever to do with political correctness. that's a term everyone loves throwing around lately for whatever reason. the issue is that the world is shit. and now its shittier because people are less aware. not all. but enough to make it shittier.
July 16th 2016, 03:53 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
This has been the case since the first iphone was released, really.
July 16th 2016, 04:06 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
"This is called Natural Selection"
LMAO.
And yes, there isn't any indication that certain pokemon are caught at night.
July 16th 2016, 06:20 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
"so, because i'm saying pokemon go is dangerous, you think that i also mean that everything released in dangerous. i love when people twist what i say into total nonsense. "

Didn't mean to imply that's what you meant. But you can't ban something simply because there's a very marginal risk of someone getting injured. I'm just saying the same logic applies elsewhere. Millions of people enjoy watching and playing contact sports like NFL and Rugby, yet people are at a very high risk of injury there, so should we ban it? No, because the enjoyment far outweighs the risk. Plenty of people enjoy drinking alcohol because it tastes great and it's an awesome experience, yet people are at risk of over-intoxication which can lead to plenty of dangerous scenarios, so should we ban it? No, because alcohol is awesome. The same logic applies to Pokemon Go.

"and this has nothing whatsoever to do with political correctness."

Political correctness says "we shouldn't let that thing happen because there's a chance someone might be offended/injured/marginalised/". Or "even though plenty of other people found that thing funny/amusing/enjoyable there's one person that doesn't like it, and one person not liking it is more important than a hundred people liking it, so we shouldn't let it happen".

Keep in mind, Skurn, I mean no personal offence or harm by any of my comments, I'm quite enjoying this debate, so I apologise if anything I've said has come across to mean the opposite.
July 16th 2016, 12:38 PM
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Alcohol is NOT awesome. But I don't think it should be banned, either. Nor should I think Pokemon Go should be banned. People have the right to do things if they can do it without hurting others. The problem is, people do hurt others with these things, and something needs to be done. For example, with alcohol, it's illegal to drink and drive, giving limitations to those who consume it, so they are at least less likely to hurt other people.

With Pokemon Go (as with drinking), I think there are plenty of morons who would look for Pokemon and drive at the same time. Since this game requires a GPS unit, why don't the developer's just make the game go into some kind of sleep mode while you are moving faster than a human can normally move? For example, while driving, biking, skateboarding, etc. Then, it only comes back on when you are both slowed down to human speeds and you turn it back on yourself (so it doesn't turn back on at stop signs). People tend to take the paths of least resistance, and when it's easy to get a bonus by finding pokemon while you drive, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO IT. Sure, stupid people. But if I get wrecked into on the street, I could care less whether it's a moron or a smart person that did it. I'm still going to be really upset (or possibly dead) either way. So if we can lower the chance of one of the biggest causes of death, than that would be a whole lot better than making it even worse! I don't think that's unreasonable. But to reiterate, I don't think banning the game is the answer. To some degree, people get a lot wiser by making mistakes, such as those morons who get themselves killed... But there should be as many safety features as necessary to prevent deaths resulting from playing a game, just as there are laws for drinking alcohol so that people don't die from that as much as possible.

Edit: Another thought, there was actually a story about a little girl that got run over on the highway playing this game. And guess what, both her AND her mom totally blamed the game. To some extent, yes. BUT YOU GAVE A VERY YOUNG GIRL A SMARTPHONE AND ALLOWED HER TO PLAY THIS GAME IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT'S YOUR FAULT TOO. PEOPLE, DON'T GIVE YOUNG CHILDREN A FRICKIN' SMART PHONE. What I'm saying is, this game should possibly have an age limit. Probably at LEAST 13, if not older. Because young children are not going to have the judgment to make some of these decisions the game will throw at you. And that's when children trying to cross a busy highway happens...
July 16th 2016, 01:02 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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really, stupid dangerous duckers should just be banned from existence, but no one has the power of the purge yet to save us which is unfortunate.

the comparison to alcohol was good, but we know that can't be banned effectively. pokemon go could. you just yank it from the app store/force the servers down. somewhere down the line, someone could start it up again with their own server, but whatever. alcohol also doesn't appear to be truly fun, it's just that drunks throw away their original personality because they believe they're better when they've been lowered a few pegs by it. kinda sad, really.

a good step would be to stop handing out drivers licenses so easily, but the stupidity of humanity is a pretty boundless pool of ass. there's always that duckhead who drives without a license because that's totally going to go down well with everyone. plus, i guess that could be compared to the ban on guns only benefiting the government and regular low tier generic thugs and whatever. maybe, but it is true that it's too easy for everyone to get a hold of this shit. not guns anymore, though. that's being taken too far. where's the age of stealing tanks from military bases? i haven't heard of that yet, somehow.

With Pokemon Go (as with drinking), I think there are plenty of morons who would look for Pokemon and drive at the same time. Since this game requires a GPS unit, why don't the developer's just make the game go into some kind of sleep mode while you are moving faster than a human can normally move?

yes. this. like, "if you are moving too fast, pokemon will flee from you on sight." is there a position in the gaming industry where the devs can come to you and ask if something's stupid and how to fix it? i wouldn't imagine so for the larger ones who ignore their qa team, but this shit is just so easy. i'd also say to only allow them at 7am to 7pm so you're not wandering around at night or super early and to limit the places where pokemon spawn by a hell of a lot. it uses google maps, so why not filter it to just places where there would be a lot of people walking around already - landmarks, towns of a certain size, whatever. that would definitely reduce the crime rate. you'd have to be a pretty amateur robber or murderer to commit your crime in clear view of several witnesses.
July 16th 2016, 01:18 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
The game is brand new. They will eventually(and hopefully soon) make the appropriate changes to ensure safety. The developers are not at fault because all the incidents were caused due to the ill judgement of some very dim people.
Banning the game won't do anything. The world has seen how much of a hit PoGo was. The next gen of games will surely try to mimic its success(Call Of Duty Go etc).
Please forgive any grammatical errors. I'm really tired
July 16th 2016, 01:59 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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i'd say it is. it's well documented and known that humanity is full of incomprehensible stupidity. making a game you know will have people wandering all over the place should clue you in to exactly what it is you're doing. and it's not like it was japan or something where the game developers there generally don't seem to understand the society or people of other countries. these are us based devs, and they have absolutely no excuse not to know. they should have encountered this kind of shit over and over again.

placing a gyarados and saying "look kiddies, you'll be eaten by a scary sea dragon if you don't pay attention" is not enough. it's not even a real attempt to combat the shit that's been happening. that's just a little warning label for the court to be pointed to if they're taken to court ever. remember when warning labels were created for coffee? a drink known not to be cold?
July 16th 2016, 02:22 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
You make fair points on the safety isuues, yes. But making small adjustments to the gameplay should be enough, instead of a total ban.
For example, limiting the pokemon to public areas such as parks and forests, having a time out for players(every few hours) and relocating all the game checkpoints to better locations(this will undoubtedly happen).
Edit:
I just realised how stupid my first example was. The massive crowds would be hell on earth.
July 16th 2016, 02:24 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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yes, i wonder if anyone's resorted to skydiving in order to find lugia or ho-oh. probably.
July 16th 2016, 02:27 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Maybe this is natural selection finally catching up to humans
July 16th 2016, 02:44 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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just the ones lacking the thousands of years of brain development, really. if only someone could make a game like this, but aimed at politicians and corporate leaders and shit.

world peace might be easier than we thought.
July 16th 2016, 04:01 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
It's officially released here now, but my phone battery is on its last breath. Powerbanks have seen a spike in poularity, I wonder why. I gotta have one!
July 16th 2016, 10:12 PM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
Skurn, you don't need to skydive for Lugia because, 1) Lugia isn't first gen, and 2) you can attatch your phone to a drone and look for pokemon from the safety of your own home, if you're a cheater.
July 16th 2016, 10:51 PM
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Skurn
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but it says 250 pokemon.

edit: oh nevermind, that's just how many you can have for some shit reason.
July 17th 2016, 01:18 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
"Alcohol is NOT awesome. But I don't think it should be banned, either."

Hmm, I think I came across the wrong way when I said alcohol is awesome. Drunkenness is definitely not awesome, but alcohol is awesome in the same way I find coffee to be awesome. It's awesome how you have this drink that has so many different flavours that we attribute to other foods/drinks all knit together and refined into one cup/glass/bottle. For example, Skulling a cheap bag of goon so you can get drunk ASAP is not my idea of awesome!

I think the thing with putting safety restrictions or time restrictions on PoGo is that it'd pretty easily become far too bubble-wrapped and would lose it's uniqueness and it's wow factor. I know if I could only hunt for Pokemon between 7am-7pm I'd be pretty unhappy. I walk to the train station at 5:30 in the morning, why should I not be allowed to play the game then? I also like to go for walks with my wife late at night, why should we not be allowed to play the game then? You ruin the game for too many good people if you put restrictions in place just for a few bad people. Not that I'm calling myself a "good" person and I also don't wanna come across as going "me me me me me", but the logic is there and if restrictions were put in place this is the reaction the game would get: "I work from 7am to 7pm", why can't I play the game?", or "My friend drives the car and I carry the phones to play Pokemon, why can't we do that, no one is in danger?".

It's a never ending argument, really. Some people want OTT safety and restrictions and other people want the freedom to enjoy something the way they want to.
July 17th 2016, 03:10 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
>For example, Skulling a cheap bag of goon so you can get drunk ASAP is not my idea of awesome!

softcock detected.
July 18th 2016, 12:46 AM
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"My friend drives the car and I carry the phones to play Pokemon, why can't we do that, no one is in danger?"

I must admit that wasn't a possibility I had thought of, and I can't think of a reasonable workaround... Hmm... That's something I'll have to think about.

I'm not budging on an age limit for the game though. It's simply not safe to be using a game that takes you all over the place if you aren't even old enough to judge what places are safe and when. For all I know, it may already have an age limit (I have not played the game, so really I'm mostly talking out of my ass anyways). But if not, it should have one so we don't have children getting hurt from it. Or at the least, a "child mode" where it disables the features that involve going all over the place.

But yeah, I don't think banning it is the answer. Nor do I think time limits or restrictions are the right thing to do, for reasons like DinkDude mentions (it's just not convenient, and not everyone has free time in that range). Also, like DuckHater mentioned, even if the game is banned, it has already proved what a popular concept it is, and other games will come up just like it. Banning it will solve nothing. People have to learn how to be responsible with it, and anything the game can do to help people be responsible needs to be done.
July 18th 2016, 04:30 AM
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Skurn
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an age limit ain't doing anything. where do you think the stereotype of kids playing call of duty came from?
July 18th 2016, 12:19 PM
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scratcher
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Ducking pokemon no go. Haven't been able to connect once since downloading it. Right now, they're not even allowing creation of new accounts. Their servers are pokeducked.
July 18th 2016, 01:53 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
^ Another person who feels my pain
Atleast you don't have to hear about all the mudkips your friends catch
July 18th 2016, 03:41 PM
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an age limit ain't doing anything. where do you think the stereotype of kids playing call of duty came from?

Does Call of Duty actually require you to make an account, though? I imagine Pokemon does require you to make an account. Sure, it wouldn't stop children from playing it, as lying is a thing, but it will make it the kid's and/or parent's fault if their kids do get on it at least. Then they can't really blame the game anymore like they all seem to do now.
July 18th 2016, 04:43 PM
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Skurn
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i don't consider that being the kid's/parent's fault if they get on there. there's a bunch of shit that asks your age for no reason at all and i always just pick whatever's quickest and say i'm 100 or something. things just need to stop asking for your age when they know that the result is going to be that everyone who visits is gonna be 100.
July 18th 2016, 06:15 PM
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Also, I've heard of another game where you behead ducks and harass pigs. That should be banned.
July 18th 2016, 08:11 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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no, because the game doesn't encourage you do that. pokemon go encourages you to go out into public where the idiots will glue themselves to their phones and do dangerous shit.
July 18th 2016, 08:38 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
"Behead ducks and harass pigs"
Blasphemy!
And you say you've played this game? For shame...
July 19th 2016, 04:41 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Ok my phone is all of a sudden compatible with this Pokeman app. I'll give my opinion after a few days of playing
July 19th 2016, 04:56 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
I hope for your sake that 3G/4G data is cheap in Romania. You can't really get by with wi-fi from what I can gather.
July 19th 2016, 05:56 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Don't worry I got almost 2 GB of data to use. Is...is that enough?!
July 19th 2016, 10:42 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Played for a few hours with my daughter. It's totally a one-gimmick game, and a pretty annoying gimmick at that (walking around hoping the RNG will favor you). My daughter said the game is ugly (it is), and although she kinda liked it, I think she'd like a real pokemon game a lot more. The game will be popular for a week or two, after that everyone will completely forget about it and realize it was actually kinda sucky, just like happened with Avatar. (A shitty movie I've still never seen)
July 19th 2016, 11:00 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
I played I must sayI do enjoy it! That gimmick made me go outside. Even if it was for a few minutes to catch my first pokemen (there's 4 of 'em now), I don't usually go outside very much. Only with my mom and step-dad. I showed my mom this game today, and that made her want to come outside with me and catch some pokemon! tomorrow I'm going in the centre of town to catch some pokemon! I think this game is a lot more enjoyable if you play it with a friend or someone like that, but as many people said, you can even make friends with this app
July 19th 2016, 11:31 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
And another soul claimed by Pokemon Go :'(
July 19th 2016, 03:11 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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The game will be popular for a week or two,

i'm putting my bowego money on until summer break's done. the only reason this is so huge right now is because a bunch of dumb kids are out and noticed there's a free app they can download. without summer break and them, it'd just be a mildly popular game/not popular game with a playerbase of people who know how to pay attention to their surroundings and we probably wouldn't be seeing 100 articles per day of someone dropping off a cliff.
July 19th 2016, 08:32 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
You're underestimating how wildly popular pokemon is.
July 19th 2016, 08:49 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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it's a free mobile game released when a bunch of dumb kids are off school. it will definitely go down in popularity after they're locked up again.
July 20th 2016, 06:49 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
alright after 2 days of playing I can say, yeah, sure, it's fun and all that, but it still didn't cure my laziness. I'll open it for 5 minutes only when I'm in town with friends or family, but that's it.
July 20th 2016, 08:27 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Well it's not summer vacation all over the world and there are almost equally as many millennials who play the game.
July 20th 2016, 08:35 AM
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Skurn
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well, as far as i know, the current biggest source of players is the US. i doubt japan gives two shits since yokai watch is more popular there now for some mysterious reason.

and as far as i know, summer break is a large thing here. maybe. so, after that's over, we'll see. i don't think it will really last. phone games tend to be fad only.
July 20th 2016, 10:15 AM
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SixFootSeven
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Skurn, I have analyzed this whole thread and the only conclusion it lead me to is that you are very high on the autism spectrum.
July 20th 2016, 04:30 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
It hasn't yet been released in Japan, which may explain its lack of popularity there. *cough*
July 20th 2016, 08:31 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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i meant that it's more popular than pokemon in general. so, it's probably not going to do much there.

also, sweet. i'm high on the spectrum of a condition that doesn't exist.
July 21st 2016, 08:00 AM
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TinFoilSkurn
Ghost
 
Denial is usually the most common way of coping with the disorder.
July 21st 2016, 09:28 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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sure, sure. have you even seen the massive differences between supposed autistic people? it's almost like...you're looking at someone normal and someone with a very clear illness that isn't properly identified.

oh. that's because that's exactly what it is. i mean, you can't claim someone with random, quick, spasms in the arm have the exact same thing someone with common, extremely violent, full body spasms has. its not even logical. and the fact "schools" place the two in the same place and treat them the same is ducking disgusting.

i'll tell you what i've really got - an extreme case of paranoia and anxiety. and i guess that's the same thing as people with zero motor functions; who don't talk; and who can literally do nothing for themselves whatsoever. i guess that's also the same thing as 20 year olds who are taller than a skyscraper who have the mind of a 4 year old and physically assault people and get a free pass. i'm currently trying to figure out a way to backup literally thousands and thousands of files across multiple computers reliably. i'm horrible at it, nobody i know of deals with computers as poorly as i do, and i don't deny it. i suck. and i'm not gonna figure it out right now. i'll try it later. maybe i'll see this post again and remind myself to find a solution. or maybe i'll have the fortune of having someone else there to help. who knows in this day and age. i don't even know how i have a folder with (outdated) at the end of the name and one without, yet the "outdated" one has more files and is LESS sizable.

LIKE??????
July 21st 2016, 10:23 AM
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Forumlurker
Peasant Male United States
We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese 
From Pokemon to autism, this thread is beyond saving.
July 21st 2016, 01:24 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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yeah, so about pokemon. they shouldn't be able to spawn on roads or roam on them either. that should make shit safer too.
July 21st 2016, 01:57 PM
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Marpro
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Yes, we have noted your concerns by now.
July 21st 2016, 02:15 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
ok, fuck this thread.
July 21st 2016, 03:28 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Ey c'mon guys, let's calm down We are a community. Some of us react differently in different situations. ALL OF US ARE DIFFERENT. We are all united (or at least, should be). When I joined this site, I knew I had a whole community of nice people to rely on Let it be this way. Let it be so when some of was are feeling sad or annoyed, to know that we have some friends to talk to.
July 21st 2016, 03:29 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Also how was Skurn able to say F uck instead of duck? That's some cool magic. Also how did the anonymous guys delete their posts? There are some things I didn't learn yet?
July 21st 2016, 03:56 PM
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scratcher
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cigarette bonca 
I deleted those. It was very mean-spirited and personal, when Skurn hasn't really done anything to deserve it.
July 21st 2016, 04:40 PM
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Skurn
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can't flim flam the glim glam 
i dont even have a fedora collection.
July 21st 2016, 04:41 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Oh. Well, it's for the best
July 22nd 2016, 01:14 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Being high on the autism spectrum means that you express very few symptoms of the condition anyway so it's not much of an insult.
July 22nd 2016, 01:37 AM
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Skurn
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that's what they say, but if you've been in an environment full of supposed autists, it's very clear it's a bunch of horseshit.
July 22nd 2016, 04:28 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
fuck

HOLY SHIT
July 22nd 2016, 05:28 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yeah man, we're living on the edge of oblivion now.
July 22nd 2016, 08:07 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
heh, that's funny. I was just playing Oblivion. I finished the Knights of the Nine quest.
July 22nd 2016, 02:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
emperor urinal septic.
July 22nd 2016, 09:23 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
The game will be popular for a week or two, after that everyone will completely forget about it and realize it was actually kinda sucky, just like happened with Avatar. (A shitty movie I've still never seen)

Exactly what will happen. Though, this one's so popular it might actually take around a year for the whole thing to drop dead, but initial excitement will quiet down as quickly as a month or two, and then there will be something new that people will pretend to be "excited" about. Already the talk about the game has reduced to around half of what it was a week ago.

Yes, it's nice that people are going outside, getting exercise and socialising with each other, but guess what? Those things were always an option, and it's quite sad people these days need the motivation of virtual monsters to do any of that. Besides, it's not socialising with others to rush around in a group, eyes glued to your phone screen, going everywhere like a robot because a game tells you to. Or to stop in the middle of a conversation or anything that you're doing, to go and catch a nearby Pokémon that spawned. That's not social, it's obsessive and unhealthy behaviour. Funny how the fact that it's a game about Pokémon, blinds people to the fact that they're basically being brainwashed and having their minds controlled by some big company. If the US government released an app that spawned checkpoints at random locations where you needed to go, I doubt anybody would trust it so much or think of it as a healthy activity.

Also, it's amazing how nobody seems to find it even a tiny bit awful and creepy that the game spawns Pokémon in restricted areas, people's private yards that players are now invading, and on people's graves at cemeteries. Not only does nobody find it it weird, but they actually go to these places to play the game. I mean gee, how insensitive of a human being do you have to be to go collect a Pokémon at some stranger's grave. If I was at a cemetery paying my respects to whomever, and someone came to collect a damn Pokémon, I'd beat the shit out of them.
July 22nd 2016, 09:51 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
^ You've managed to validate everything Skurn said. Nice to see you back.
July 22nd 2016, 09:52 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
what, it's valid because someone else said it?
July 22nd 2016, 10:03 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
what, it's valid because someone else said it?

No, but sometimes another person can share your opinion and just explain it in a more elaborate way. Lord knows that's happened to me a million times. I don't think "validate" was exactly the correct term to use there. More like "sum up".
July 22nd 2016, 10:36 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
I guess the punctuation made it seem more "valid" haha.
And yes, I should've used a better word.
July 23rd 2016, 10:54 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
ok this post made me feel as if, just because I don't like pokemon, I'm a bad, uncreative, shitty ,boring person. I get most people are annoyed with this thing, to the point where they become complete assholes, but now it's like, ANYONE WHO IS NOT A FAN OF POKEMON IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD. Some people say pokemon go is the best thing that happened to the world, some say it's the worst, I say it's both, but still, leaning towards bad. It's my opinion. It's not like I DIDN'T play the game and just judged it by it's cover, because I did. I spent at least 3 hours with it. I don't plan on playing anymore, only with a friend when we meet in town.

What I can also say is that I'm legitimately scared. The majority of people on the internet AND in the real world are so close minded, and it would be ok if they didn't represent 90% of the population. It's not a bad thing to be close-minded, but when you attack people with rigged paint ball guns just because you think the game is stupid, but also you think EVERYONE who isn't a fan of pokemon is a sad, bored person, you must realize, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG IN THE WORLD. I'm not a hater of pokemon go, nor a fan, but people in this world have to start thinking more open minded and start thinking themselves and do research before they choose sides, IF they choose sides.

I don't think of myself as an all-knowing genius who is smarter than everybody, I just want to adress an issue from my point of view. Just because I think pokemon GO has revealed a bad part of the society doesn't mean I'm a pokemon go hater or a sad person.
July 23rd 2016, 11:31 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
It's.

A.

Game.

Huge in Japan, I hear. Everyone is playing it in Tokyo.
July 23rd 2016, 11:50 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
You don't get the point
July 23rd 2016, 12:14 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
It's not a bad thing to be close-minded

um...what. close-mindedness is a plague. you just can't get it through to anyone who is close-minded whether it be on games, religion (though i do seem to be able to unravel faith over time), sexuality, gender. anyone who deals in absolutes is a sith.

It's.

A.

Game.


infamous bullshit statement. i have always hated that. it's like, if you don't feel passionate about something, could you just not make such a black and white statement? i could say like, "hey, it's just a song. there are more important things in the world." meanwhile, underneath the surface, there could be many factors why it's not just a song. maybe the band is someone you can comfortably identify with. maybe the band conveys words you agree with wholeheartedly and you'd love to meet them one day. you can connect to them.

same with games. maybe there's a message in there you agree with. maybe it's the only thing you can do where you don't feel shitty. then, someone comes along and tells you "it's just a game."

i've dealt with someone so into sports - so ducking passionate about some teams, even one that's not a state team - who would always just SCREAM at the broadcast. it was hilarious. could get a bit annoying, maybe startling. but like, whatever. i don't think anyone ever said "calm down. it's just a sport." because, what the duck. it's clearly not "just a sport."

the whole thing where people then point to something horrible happening to the world is like, alright. what point are you making? our problems don't matter because you feel there's a problem somewhere else that's worse? a lot of the time, people like to point to africa as their little thing to hide behind. your order was wrong? at least you're not super horribly off in africa. go help them. dlc shitting in your throat? whatever, it's not as bad as the situation in africa. if you feel so bad about things happening in the world, go do something. there are charities. don't try to make people feel bad because something that genuinely upsets them for some reason is suddenly making them a terrible person because a bunch of people they don't even know are suffering in some remote part of the world.
July 23rd 2016, 12:44 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Going to have to go with Sabre on this one

July 23rd 2016, 01:12 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I do get the point.

I don't agree with the point.

I find the negative reaction to Pokemon Go absolutely ludicrous, frankly. I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and express it all you like. I just wish people weren't so passionately militant when it came to decrying things like this. Madness!
July 23rd 2016, 01:47 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
you still don't get the point
July 23rd 2016, 01:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
he definitely doesn't.
July 23rd 2016, 01:51 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Whatever makes you happy/sad.
July 23rd 2016, 02:24 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
wow, what a passive aggressive, useless statement. can you add something more constructive next time?
July 23rd 2016, 06:34 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Thread is for opinions and experiences, not constructive dismantling of a global phenomenon as per your want.

It's a game. A thing of play. That's not being derogatory. That's not making light, or saying it can't be important to you. That's a fact. If you find joy from it, that's wonderful. If you don't, nobody cares, unless you're a foul person who likes to try and ruin things for other people. If you want to shoot down the enjoyment of others, that's a sad state of affairs and reflects on you as an individual. You does not refer to you, explicitly. Keep up now.

It's the damn zeitgest. There are ill effects. There are positive effects. But it is not a bloody zionist scheme, as some have suggested. It will be hugely popular for a time, then people will stop playing it so much. It's very much a weird thing, because it's completely different to anything else that's gone before. Weird things have weird consequences - Some of these can be pretty unpleasant. Weird, but try not to let these things upset you, because the world has a lot more bite to it than this.

Happy now?

No. You're going to just say 'you don't get it" aren't you? Because I don't engage on your specific terms? Right. Gotcha.

July 23rd 2016, 06:39 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I mean, how on earth was my comment any more passive aggressive than just saying I didn't get it instead of engaging with what I wanted to say?

Weirdos.
July 23rd 2016, 06:49 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
No appreciation for tone or genius in these parts.

/flounce
July 23rd 2016, 06:56 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
It's a game. A thing of play.

yeah, you don't get it. is it even possible for you to connect to a form of media in a personal way? besides cloud castle 2.
July 23rd 2016, 07:15 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Wait. Put down the straw man. Read the words back.

Do you genuinely think I'm saying that it's not possible to be emotionally attached to things of play? Because I'm not. That's such an obvious truth I didn't really think it needed mentioning. But, sure, there you go.

However, that doesn't preclude Pokemon Go from being Just A Game. Albeit an absolutely huge one that has kicked down the door and barged its way into the bar of public consciousness.
July 23rd 2016, 07:18 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I caught a Grimer earlier, fwiw.
July 23rd 2016, 08:38 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
you're still saying "just a game". you clearly can't see any further than that somehow.
July 23rd 2016, 08:49 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Just leave it be. This is getting more silly than it should be.
July 23rd 2016, 09:23 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yeah, don't even know what sabre's trying to say. contradictions everywhere.
July 23rd 2016, 11:15 PM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Just close this thread lol
July 24th 2016, 12:11 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I have no problem with the game itself, other than that it should be fixed to be less dangerous and intrusive. Because a lot of the people playing this game seem to be ducking stupid, and it doesn't help that the game is encouraging these people to do stupid things. Which brings me to the point that it's mostly the people playing the game that annoy me. The game seems to encompass 90% of their lives in one way or another, and they act all high and mighty about how they can do anything because the game allows it, and anybody who doesn't play the game or gets mad at these dumb/illegal activities, is some ridiculous person who's below them & deserves to be bullied online. And if anyone wants play the game, good for them, but how about shutting the hell up about it. Not every conversation you have needs to be about the damn game. I actually have friends who got kicked out of groups simply because they wanted to do ANYTHING but talk about Pokémon GO. So yeah, I'm fine with others playing the game but get some common sense and be careful, and don't yap about it constantly.

Right now Pokémon GO players remind me of people who A) smoke weed, and B) do crossfit. People get addicted to both and never shut up about neither.
July 24th 2016, 01:31 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
I feel like Sabre's main point was "If you don't like Pokemon Go, nobody cares, unless you're a foul person who likes to try and ruin things for other people."

He also said:

"It's a game. A thing of play. That's not being derogatory. That's not making light, or saying it can't be important to you. That's a fact. If you find joy from it, that's wonderful."

His main point in saying "It's a game" is that people are allowed to like it and people are allowed to dislike it (just like any other game), and nobody should care who likes it and who dislikes it. No need to attack him for saying that, because it's perfectly true.

But I feel like he made all this very clear and I have no idea why I feel the need to explain it...

Also, Bluedy, you said:
"ok this post made me feel as if, just because I don't like pokemon, I'm a bad, uncreative, shitty ,boring person. I get most people are annoyed with this thing, to the point where they become complete assholes, but now it's like, ANYONE WHO IS NOT A FAN OF POKEMON IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD."

That post ONLY attacked people with the view of "Pokemon Go is bad and anyone who plays it is stupid and not a man/adult". It doesn't attack people (such as yourself) with the view of "Eh, I can see why they like it, but I don't". You'll also find that a big majority of the PoGo community (especially the one around Brisbane, Australia) is very non-judgmental of non-players. In my experience (through Facebook groups and talking to people), most players aren't hating on people like yourself who simply don't play the game because they don't enjoy it.

BTW, 10km egg--hatched an Eevee. Proceeded to not enjoy the rest of my day because of mild depression.
July 24th 2016, 02:05 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Oooh, an Eevee! Vaporeon is currently the most powerful Pokemon available. So an Eevee is no small prize.
It sucks to be depressed in the middle of the day. I just take long walks in hilly areas to stave it off.
Maybe go on another hunt, mate?

Edit:
As for walking around like an idiot looking at a screen. There are now apps(Like Go Extender) that allows you to keep your phone in your pocket while playing. The games runs in the background and vibrates when something is near.
July 24th 2016, 02:23 AM
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Kenji720rs
Peasant Male Australia
👾~ #беспл 
Yawn
July 24th 2016, 02:27 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
No when other people are getting Snorlax and Dratini from 10km eggs! It's Eevee central where I live! Most disappointing moment of my life.
July 24th 2016, 03:01 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Haha. Dratini are sweet
Don't worry, bro. Good things come to people who walk 10km.
July 24th 2016, 05:22 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
You're a sensible one, Marpro. /shakes head

Skurn - If you still can't figure it out, you'll forever struggle, and I don't have the sanity to go through it with you. DD has laid the groundwork for ya if you fancy battling on through the jungle of understanding, but it's Just A Thread so... yeah. Just have a cup of tea or some java or some Mountain Dew or whatever the hell it is you kids are drinking nowadays.

I played Pokemon Green for 5 minutes this morning. It was ok.
July 24th 2016, 05:23 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
oh god i want a dratini

It's a pity the servers have struggled so much with the demand. I imagine plenty of people have dropped the game out of pure frustration.
July 24th 2016, 05:32 AM
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Skurn
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can't flim flam the glim glam 
saying "it's just a <x>" implies there's nothing noteworthy about it and it's just some average thing. yet, here we are, over 100 posts in. there are articles everywhere. players everywhere.

yes, it's a fad and a pretty bad one, but it's obviously not "just a game". even the most forgettable, bland, unheard of games back when there were 7 trillion home computers aren't "just games" if even 1 person had some kind of connection to it. to most people, "it's just a game" could apply to something like that. but the way you say it, you're saying your view on the game is the only one - that it's unremarkable.

but then you do acknowledge the impact it's had, so i don't get why you're still brushing it off at the same time.
July 24th 2016, 05:37 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
No Sabre, YOU DON'T GET IT. I was talking, "just because it's a game" doesn't mean it's unimportant. Many people have suffered from this small thing. People are getting beaten up, judged and excluded from groups just because they like or they don't like pokemon. It's about the fact that pokemon go changed the society. Just because it's new it doesn't have anything to do with what I'm saying. People can marry this game if they want, they can have sex with their phones or whatever, all I'm saying is that POKEMON GO TURNED THIS WORLD AROUND IN A BAD WAY. I DON'T GIVE A SINGLE FUCK ABOUT WHETHER IT'S A NEW THING, AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE HATE IT. i DON'T GIVE A SINGLE FUCK ABOUT POKEMON GO HATERS OR FANS. I DON'T GIVE A SINGLE FUCK ABOUT THE POKEMON GO COMMUNITY. ALL I GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IS THAT I, MYSELF, HAVE TO SUFFER FROM THIS STUPID PHONE GAME. YES, IT'S FUN TO PLAY WHEN YOU'RE BORED, AND THAT'S MY OPINION. I DON'T FIND IT INTERESTING, IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M A SOULLESS PIECE OF SHIT. IT MEANS I'M JUST NOT A FAN OF IT, AND IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE, EVEN IF YOU DON'T FIND IT INTERESTING, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL AVOID YOU AND STOP TALKING TO YOU. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. AND IF YOU CAN'T BRING YOURSELF TO ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT I'M SAYING INSTEAD OF REPEATING THE SAME STUPID PHRASE OVER AND OVER AGAIN IT'S NOT MY PROBLEM, BUT WHEN YOU'RE IN A CONVERSATION, YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOUR INTEREST. YOU ARE NOT DOING THAT.
July 24th 2016, 05:41 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
sorry. I got a lil' mad there. but my point still stands
July 24th 2016, 05:43 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I heard a remix of a peculiar MIDI I recognized from CC2 called 20.mid and a game called Rob Blanc III I used to play ages ago. After much search, I found it. Awesome.

I bought a medical ventilator for my phone aka powerbank recently. I'll download the game and venture out with a friend on a Pokéhunt later today!

Also, tone down, the game affects people in different ways. Some care a lot for it and some don't, but there's no reason to bark at someone because their opinions or thoughts differ, accept it and move on.
July 24th 2016, 05:46 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
there's no reason to bark at someone because their opinions or thoughts differ, accept it and move on.

I'm done with this thread.
July 24th 2016, 05:47 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
well, the goose is really cooked now.
July 24th 2016, 05:55 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
BECAUSE IT'S NOT ABOUT OPINIONS. Thoughts and opinion differ. That is correct. HOWEVER, Sabre couldn't think about my thoughts on the matter. It really annoys me when people can't accept other people's thoughts and just close themselves. It's like they are scared of hearing new thoughts. I never disagreed with Sabre's opinion. But it's ok now. It's just a simple discussion that miiight've went A LIL' out of hand. That's it.
July 24th 2016, 05:56 AM
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duckhater
Peasant Male India
From The Depths Of Tartarus Itself 
Jeez, guys. Lighten up. You don't need to get so worked up.
July 24th 2016, 05:57 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
No, it's my problem. I usually get really involved emotionally in discussions. My bad
July 24th 2016, 06:00 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Yes, move on with the discussions on a forum all you want, but be polite! Don't swear and CAPS it in the recipients face!
July 24th 2016, 02:38 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
That music was awesome, yes!
July 24th 2016, 07:29 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
The caps make it look like a license agreement. The caps part is the part they don't want you to read, probably.
July 24th 2016, 07:29 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
you look like a license agreement.
July 24th 2016, 07:36 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
your mom's a license agreement
July 24th 2016, 07:43 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
your face is a license agreement
July 25th 2016, 05:04 AM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
I never understood console gaming. I never understood smartphone gaming. I never understood facebook. The whole point of the internet is the ability to become anonymous. Remember old chat rooms, before google existed? Yet most people seem to disagree. Same goes for rhis game. Im an old fashoned pc gamer. I play games alone (with other ppl online sometimes). I can't understand pokemon go. Or can I? Its just a dumb phase craze, that will pass. Kinda like pop songs.
July 25th 2016, 07:07 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
your mom's a license agreement

Tal's kingship was a license agreement... that got broken.
July 25th 2016, 08:59 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
So now Tal is the bad guy, eh?
July 25th 2016, 09:17 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
tal went on far too many golf trips when we needed him...with our tax money instead of his totally undeserved salary.

so, yes.
July 25th 2016, 11:54 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
So now Tal is the bad guy, eh?

He's more than likely pure evil.
July 25th 2016, 12:16 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
July 26th 2016, 12:51 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Speeking of Tal, what happend to him? Didn't see him post or lurk these days.
August 10th 2016, 10:56 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
YO GUYS THIS SHIT IS CREEPY AS DUCK. I personally don't want the future to fully rely on technology
August 10th 2016, 10:59 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
what is the summary
August 10th 2016, 11:10 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
TECHNOLOGY IS SOON GOING TO TAKE OVER TEH WHORLD!!
August 10th 2016, 11:10 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
so a shitty clickbait conspiracy video about pokemon.

ooooo.
August 10th 2016, 11:15 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
It's not really a conspiracy video because the people who made it look forward to it. WATCH IT!
August 29th 2016, 11:48 AM
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Baphomet
Peasant Male
An ndearna tú a rá go itheann tú vomit cat? 
The people that invented the stupid game need to be strung up by the balls!
September 9th 2016, 12:04 AM
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Seasonal game.
I though Niantic didn't intend to produce a game with a life span of 1-2months like Pokemon Go.

I intended to play this game on PC but this game went down before I did.
chart provided by Pokemon Go for PC
[img]https://www.reality-check.ca/attachments/check-jpg.21891[/img] look at the chart. IT looks as if the game totally disappeared from Google Play store
September 9th 2016, 05:17 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
It is still the most grossing app currently and it is still being downloaded quite a lot. When updates arrive, like trading and gen2, it will surely surge again.
September 9th 2016, 11:23 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
not too sure "MORE POKEMON" will draw back the audience. mobile audiences are mainly people who jump from bandwagon to bandwagon it seems. and kids. and whatever amount of genwunners aren't gonna give two shits about gen 2 pokemans.
September 9th 2016, 04:55 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
How does that graph compare for other games? A game losing popularity after a while seems pretty normal.
September 9th 2016, 07:22 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
sure, but that's the entire existence of phone games. the ones anyone gives a shit about are fad-only.
September 10th 2016, 04:32 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
phone games or games in general?

Most games are short-lived, regardless of platform. Some games on pc/consoles have a longer lifespan (think league of legend/counterstrike) but then again the same is true for say candy crush saga.
September 10th 2016, 05:49 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
candy crush will never measure up to the likes of those or street fighter games, or even the immensely overrated ocarina or time or final fantasy 7.

tell me when a phone game doesn't die out after a while when everyone jumps to the next fad. also, isn't candy crush an nsabook game? that would explain why that one's stuck around because a lot of people don't know how to technology and don't know you can avoid game invites on that hellhole site.
September 18th 2016, 02:55 PM
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Baphomet
Peasant Male
An ndearna tú a rá go itheann tú vomit cat? 
Pokemon sucks! The new Pokemon that is...
September 2nd, 12:22 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
The game will be popular for a week or two, after that everyone will completely forget about it and realize it was actually kinda sucky, just like happened with Avatar. (A shitty movie I've still never seen)

So, anyone still play pokemon go? I was forced into playing it regularly by a few friends, I swear. I'm not super active, but I usually turn it on to spin a few stops while walking the dog and such.
September 2nd, 12:51 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@scratcher:

So, anyone still play pokemon go?

The game and those "augmented reality" type games like it never appealed to me. I have no interest in parading around pretending imaginary digital creatures now inhabit reality. I just don't "get it", when it comes to games like these.

On the other hand, if a game can transport me to another entirely unreal fantasy-land of nearly any kind with elements such as a good story, interesting goals, fun characters, and/or fun game play, then that game will get my attention.
September 2nd, 04:49 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Never played it, and I think I never will. Not a game for me. Never played a Pokémon game before, but one day I likely will. I know they're RPGs and I enjoyed the anime as a kid.
September 3rd, 04:52 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
I play Pokemon GO evuh-ree day, I play Pokemon GO! When I wake up, I'm grabbing my phone. I wanna catch 'em all. I wanna play Pokémon all day long, all day long!
September 3rd, 04:16 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
no, modern things do not exist here. i'm too in the middle of nowhere for it to be playable.

plus, its heavy on microtransactions.
September 13th, 11:55 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
It is a little heavy on microtransactions if you really wanna stand a good chance at catching them all, but I've been having a lot of fun with it the last several months. "Getting good" is quite the life-consuming effort.
September 17th, 07:06 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
POKEY MONGO