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[Ars Technica] Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in class-action lawsuit

Ouch, Niantic, you really messed up this time….

Although personally I would have thought with all the events you have done for Ingress (anomalies, etc.) you would have figured out the best way to handle this.

Although, saying that, there are FAR more PGO fans than there are Ingress fans….

 

What could go wrong other than spotty Internet, huge lines, and a server meltdown?

Source: Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in class-action lawsuit | Ars Technica

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Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds [Mashable]

“Niantic was not prepared.”

No they weren’t, not by a long shot.

The game itself was a nice start. Getting people out and about. When the update went out that locked out jailbroken/rooted devices, it meant I could no longer play (still can’t, although I can get the app to load and login, but never get a GPS signal, even though I’m happily able to play other AR games like Ingress. And I’m only L22 if I remember, so way behind most active players now)

Source: Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds

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Abra

If you have played the original Pokemon games, you’ll know Abra was a headache to catch, using Teleport to escape at its first opportunity. The only way to stop this was to either catch him on your first go, or use a skill that would stop him using that move – such as one that induces sleep.

In GO, he still makes an appearance, but will escape at his first opportunity. I managed to hatch one out of an egg while I was at home:

And this morning, at Victoria Rail Station, managed to find (and catch) a wild one. A lot weaker than the one out of the egg, but still 😀

My technique was to use a Great Ball (have picked up a ton of those recently) and curveball him. Managed to get a curveball + nice bonus this way.

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Tower of London

The Tower of London. A great tourist attraction. Great history…. and a bloody Magikarp nest.

Still can’t complain, picked up a couple of Dratinis here (not enough to call it a Dratini nest) and also picked up the infamous Pikachu. Pikachu is the only Pokemon in the game that I have encountered so far that actually uses a voice rather than computer-generated screeches and squeals for its signature call.

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It’s true, ‘Pokémon Go’ is becoming a fitness craze

It turns out that there’s an amazing side effect to joining the ranks of the millions now addicted to Pokémon Go: better health.

Fitness tracker Jawbone UP claims that users of its fitness band who also mentioned that they used Pokémon Go logged a whopping 62.5 percent more steps this weekend compared to their steps taken during a normal weekend.

Source: It’s true, ‘Pokémon Go’ is becoming a fitness craze

As someone who is a runner, I can confirm this thing is like Ingress — encouraging you to go to new places or making you treat pokestops and gyms as milestones – which is great for interval training. I’m running circles around my local area, stopping by at three different pokestops each loop 🙂

Currently Level 12 with about 251 pokemon caught, 47 unique ones seen, and 47 active in my bag.