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Pokemon Go

Discussion in 'Gamer's Hub' started by Razosh, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Razosh

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    So the game has come out in Oceania and the U.S and I can't wait to see a release in Europe I'm looking forward to catching all the generation 1 Pokemon that I grew up with. And lets not forget my ultimate goal, as someone who grew up watching Pokemon: The Power of One this is my ultimate goal, Lugia.

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    As for my starter Pokemon it's a bit hard to decide I love Raichu almost as much as I love Lugia but I've always started with a Charmander so I think for symbolism alone I need to start with Charmander instead of Pikachu.

    My personal top 5 pokemons I want to have is:

    1. Lugia
    2. Raichu
    3. Charizard
    4. Dragonite
    5. Haunter

    How about you guys are you exited about Pokemon Go, what's the starter you'll go for Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle or Pikachu. Who are you most interested in catching and are you going to join team Articuno, team Zapdos or team Moltres?

    I myself can't wait to jump on team Articuno, as a Scandinavian I can't very well pick anything else than the ice Pokemon.
     
  2. Eagle XI

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    sadly,
    people who tried have told me that it's pvp battle system is shitty.
    And everywhere: Zubats!
     
  3. Edge45

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    I do like Pokemon, but I don't think I can trust this one, nor I want to install it. (GPS system...). My brother has one... *sigh*
    Though if someone wasn't using this as a surveillance game,
    Then I would definitely want:

    1. Ho-oh
    2. Moltres
    3. Charizard
    4. Pidgeotto
    5. Dragonite
    6. Lapras

    Team without Legendaries

    1. Charizard (Probably Salamence if there was Gen III)
    2. Lapras
    3. Fearow
    4. Raichu
    5. Rapidash
    6. Onix
     
  4. Keiji

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    That's not a Pokémon, it's got to be some second, third, fourth, or other bullshit generation sucker.

    There is only one generation.

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    That aside, I'm playing Pokémon Go like crazy, and I love it. It's insanely interesting to me, and I guess
    especially considering I'm Norwegian, to see a game that actually makes people go outdoors and walk about,
    and even socialise much more than what is normal in this country. I have myself had some pretty great
    experiences just meeting people and talking about the game, having a laugh and just generally dicking around.

    The pride of my collection is currently Sandslash, not because it is the strongest one I've
    got, and not particularly because it's the rarest one I've got either, but because I really
    like Sandslash, and because I got him pretty early in my Pokémon career.

    Well, the combat system certainly isn't a turn-based somewhat strategical system like what it was on gameboy,
    but it is actually somewhat satisfying, even for being as simple as it is. And, besides, the PvP aspect of the
    game is (currently) not a very big part of it. I have heard that the next content patch for the game is supposed
    to introduce duel mechanics and stuff. But this is hearsay, so don't take my word for it.
    If that's the case, I hope they also update the combat to be a little more... Diverse.

    As of right now, the game is all about exploring the outside world, catching Pokémon,
    evolving them and powering them up so that you can take and hold gyms and probably
    prepare for a future where you can fight your friends in single combat.

    Oh, and, yes. Fuck Zubat.

    And since we're on about it, here's my dream-team:

    1. Alakazam
    2. Gengar (I like Haunter better, but he's weaker)
    3. Nidoking
    4. Nidoqueen
    5. Porygon
    6. Dragonite

    I'd love to talk more about the potential of this game, because I think it could become
    so much greater than what it currently is, given time and technology. But I don't have
    time for that right now, I may return to this post or post a new one in that regard later.
     
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  5. Sclammerz

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    I'm excited with Pokemon Go to be available in my country. (Or is it, already?) Most likely my starter would be Pikachu or Squirtle.

    My dream team would be:

    1. Milotic
    2. Dragonite
    3. Misdreavous
    4. Vaporeon
    5. Gyarados
    6. Cacturne

    Since I didn't played it yet, I can't tell much about the game itself.
     
  6. The_Silent

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    Here is my list:
    1. Gengar
    2. Gengar
    3. Gengar
    4. Gengar
    5. Gengar
    6. Gengar
     
  7. Rex.

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    1.Rattata
    2.Zubat
    3.Machop
    4.Diglett
    5.Magikarp
    6.Ekans
     
  8. PurgeandFire

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    It's pretty addicting. I see people playing it on every corner (including myself when walking to and from work). A lot of people said they get bored around ~15-20, but I imagine the hype will be back as soon as they add a way to battle or trade.

    The sheer popularity is pretty nuts, though. This is what the financial district in San Francisco looks like on a daily basis:
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    Ideally, you'll have a pokestop near your desk and you'll farm it while at work. And GPS gets pretty shitty in the area so you can actually rack up walking distance if you're lucky. :D

    As for pokemon I want--I really want a Snorlax. Other than that, I'll probably just fall in love with the first rare one I find.
     
  9. Dr Super Good

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    Apparently the game has serious design flaws...

    The way it operates is highly energy inefficient. Constantly using the GPS, data connection and GPU graphics is about the maximum power state a phone can get into. The result is that phones quickly deplete their batteries, to the point that phone usability has become a concern.

    Practically no social/safety studies were conducted for the game. Intrinsic mechanics are highly unsafe, not factoring in geographic, social or environmental hazzards. Privacy been violated due to various mechanics encouraging/forcing people onto private property. Sites with important social or historic meaning have been defamed/spoilt by due to no considerations being made. Minors are encouraged to wander around without adult supervision to new places. People have already been killed/hurt/assaulted as a result, something that really should not happen playing any game.

    The development processes used in the creation of the app were poor. Very little testing performance and playability testing was performed before release. Many exploits and bugs made it into final release, greatly affecting user experience. Little game mechanic testing occurred, resulting in poor game balance and multiple playability issues for some players in remote areas. Server structure was not flexible/scalable enough to cope with sudden traffic spikes resulting in long release delays to some regions. Poor agile design techniques and testing meant that much regression occurred between early updates as well as several critical issues taking extended times to fix. Beyond a doubt, the game well disserves the tile of "worst game release day experience of 2016".

    The overall economy of the game is badly broken. Progress is purposely rigged at higher levels to encourage expenditure of real life currency. No pay experience is extremely bad due to no consistent progress model. RNG aspects of the Pokémon catching mechanic at high levels closely mirror slot machine and other gambling mechanics, especially since they require a token with real life value in the form of a pokéball to play. Additionally the high data usage of the application is resulting in deferred costs which people may find hard to track or surprise bill payers at the end of the month. The social popularity of the game is encouraging people to spend more than they responsibly should. The people likely to be spending most on the game are those which can least afford it, resulting in increased poverty and people/children quality of life suffering.

    Despite its huge success and single handily doubling the value of Nintendo it can still be viewed as a failure.
     
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  10. Keiji

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    And then comes along DSG to shit all over it.

    I swear, mate, sometimes it feels like you are bringing up all the negatives about something just
    to instigate a debate. You may think you're playing the devil's advocate, but you really just come
    off as bothersome most of the time.

    You will be hearing me saying this a lot during my reply to your post: If it's a problem, then fucking don't play the game.
    You can't blame a game for depleting the battery on your phone, ultimately it is the user who decides to run the game
    until the phone is emptied for power. Don't blame a game for a human's stupidity.

    I thought someone would bring up this, the fact that the media has been very keen on telling the world that some people have died "because of the game",
    and that some people have been robbed "because of the game". But it really isn't "because of the game", is it? It's because people are inconsiderate and
    stupid and ignorant to their surroundings. This happened before the game came out and will continue to happen after people stop playing it, again: You can't
    blame a game for people's stupidity. The game even has a warning every time you log into the game saying:

    "Be alert at all times, be aware of your surroundings." - If this isn't enough to remind people that there is a world around them that isn't the game, then nothing
    works.

    This is bollocks, poke-stops are deliberately placed at locations that has these values, and whether or not people decide to stop and read about them, which the game
    actually offers some information on, is up to the people playing the game. I, for one, can say that I have learnt and discovered some few things about my local community
    because of this. You are using the word "the game is encouraging" a lot, and in all the wrong places, if it encourages anything, in this particular scenario, it's actually
    encouraging it's players to go out and explore locations of some fascination in their own local community.

    In no way at all are they "encouraged" to do so, just as much as they are not encouraged not to do so, the game in and of itself doesn't encourage anything
    in this regard. It's not a game-developer's responsibility to take responsibility of how people play their game, it's the parent's responsibility to either not
    let them do so or make sure they do so in groups or with older people. Same goes for people getting robbed because of the game: If you're afraid of getting
    robbed, then don't go looking for Pokémon, or do so in larger groups. Just because you
    happen to play a mobile game when something bad happens, doesn't mean you can blame your own irresponsibility and stupidity on the game.

    There are so many more inaccurate and straight out unnecessary comments in your post I'd like to address, but there's too much that I won't bother.
    And besides, we'd as well be ten minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind.
     
  11. The_Silent

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    To be fair, if people don't have basic common decency/sense, that is not Pokemon Go's fault. People are responsible for their own actions, playing a game is not an excuse.
     
  12. Linaze

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    Is Lugia in this?
    The more you know.
     
  13. ~Nightmare

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    I always want an all-dragon team, too bad all pokemon are in generation 1.
     
  14. Lordkoon

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    Never gonna play it just because I am aware that I have the attention span of a goldfish and will probably fall off a cliff or get ran by a bus.

    To be honest it does look a bit like a body snatchers/invasion episode outside on the main streets where the pokemon-stops are. Everyone is on their phone (even more than before) and they seem to follow very strange routes in groups (probably chasing <are pokemons running> pokemons around) like some weird bipolar sheep.

    It is unfortunate however that people lost their lives(and/or found dead bodies) and I believe some of them did so (the ones who walked off a cliff) due to the game spawning system that creates objectives (pokemons?) on bad places like canals, cliffs and even construction sites (my friends had a gathering and the donkeys wanted to go to a such construction site because something was there that was 'rare', so yes I am speaking of experience, their experience. Fortunately they decided to scrap that idea.) and because of its addictive nature some people fail to assess the situations and end up in troble or even worse - dead.

    The_Silent I agree playing the game is no excuse but some things are considered catalysts in the human brain and this game is a psychology textbook example of such a coherency between actions and results.
    After some searching it seems that the game developers also strip users of all legal rights when they agree to the Terms and Conditions.

    All this I write as a unbiased user who never played it and probably never will.

    Oh well. If people have fun in that, I say let it be so. I am not aware what is the replayabilty or progression lenght of the game but I am sure the hype won't last forever and soon this won't be something we see daily on our newsfeed.


    I am not sure however that ''people's stupidity'' caused all of the stuff happening on this list claimed to be criminals using the game to do what criminals do best. Also there are a lot of examples of bad design like pokemons spawning in hospitals.
    • 7/18: COLLISION A distracted driver strikes a police car while playing Pokemon Go in Baltimore.
    • 7/18: ASSAULT 19-year-old man is stabbed in Greenville, North Carolina.
    • 7/17: ROBBERY Two people are robbed in St. Joseph, Missouri.
    • 7/16: ROBBERY Three separate robberies occur in Denver, New York City, and Nashville.
    • 7/16: SHOOTING Two teens are shot at in Palm Coast, Florida.
    • 7/15: ROBBERY Two people are robbed at gunpoint by three men in Fresno, California.
    • 7/15: ASSAULT A teen is stabbed and another teen is robbed in Redding, California.
    • 7/14: ROBBERY Two brothers are robbed in Lake Villa, Illinois.
    • 7/13: ASSAULT A distracted man is stabbed in an Anaheim park.
    • 7/13: INJURY Two distracted men survive a fall off a cliff in Encinitas, California.
    • 7/13: ROBBERY A 19-year-old man is robbed while playing Pokemon Go in New York.
    • 7/13: ASSAULT A man is robbed at a bus stop in Austin.
    • 7/13: PAROLE VIOLATION A convicted sex offender is arrested for violating parole by being around children. YIKES!
    • 7/12: ASSAULT Two people are assaulted in a fight in Long Island.
    • 7/12: INJURY A 15-year-old girl is hit by a car and sustains collarbone and foot injuries in Pennsylvania.
    • 7/12: INJURY Texas teen survives bite from a venomous snake.
    • 7/12: INJURY A driver in New York is injured after driving his car into a tree. Yes, he caught a tree.
    • 7/12: ROBBERY A man is attacked and robbed in Chicago.
    • 7/10: ASSAULT A man is stabbed  in Forest Grove, Oregon, but keeps on playing.
    • 7/10: ROBBERY A lure is used to bring players to a Pokéstop in O’Fallon, Missouri, where 4 men rob them.
    • 7/7: ROBBERY A group of players are robbed at gunpoint in Parkville, Maryland.
     
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    Killer app, sadly.
    Bad pun aside, nobody should ever potentially be injured (or worse), because of playing any outdoors video game imho.

    However, playing a video game can safely hurt one's wallet, though. :wink:


    ** update **

    Because someone had to dare post it here: Smosh Game's humorous point of view on Pokemon Go (as well as on other games from the franchise, in other videos)
     
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  17. Dr Super Good

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    Reason for the removal was that the apps worked by trawling locations for Pokémon. In doing so they generated 3 times the load on the Pokémon go servers. So to save them money and improve quality of service they removed the ability to trawl their servers.
     
  18. Chaosy

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    Kinda refusing to play it because I'd have to go out. Though I would like to play a modern pokemon game, I have not played it in ages.
    Last pokemon game I played was Pokemon Sapphire, on my Gameboy.
     
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  19. pyf

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    Hehe, I guess. Just trying to inject new input (with extreme caution) here, since the thread has gone somewhat silent since some time now.

    Now, is the game still up to the players' expectations?