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Old 07-11-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Pokemon GO.

Admit it, you're playing just like I am.

You can deride the game in plenty of other threads/forums. Just chat about it here.

I'm about to hit level 6. Casual player because I have a life and do not walk places usually. I caught about half a dozen pokemon at sweetgreen waiting to order a salad. embarassing because that place is always replete with hot young women. Oh well. Dadmode.

Speaking of dadmode, my 3-7/8 year old was into it. We went on a bike ride on Sunday and caught some pokeshit on the trails.

Would not recommend riding one handed behind a toddler who loves to slam on his brakes.
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I am messing around with it. I tried Ingress but I was never high enough level to do anything interesting. As a casual gamer I have that problem a lot. I picked team yellow just for the hell of it. I am seeing a lot of people playing. I have directed a few people at work (Visitors, not staff) where the nearest pokestops are...

Yes it's dumb, but so is most everything we do for fun.
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Had dinner the other night at a Red Lobster for the first time in probably 15 years. May have had something to do with the fact that there were 3 pokestops inside it. Also drove by it on the way to work this morning. There was a guy riding his bike in small circles in the parkinglot... one hand on the bars, one holding his phone. Not hard to guess what he was doing. Normally its not very healthy to be this into a video game, but this one had me and the girlfriend walking a couple miles through a golf course the other night. I'm normally in and out of videos games pretty quick, this one could be a while...
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I watched well over 300 people walk around a local park Saturday night playing. I have not started yet as I value my battery life on my phone. One of my coworkers now owns 3 external battery packs for his phone and walked something like 28 miles over the weekend playing. I think for the next few weeks there will be a ton of people playing, but it will die down in a bit.
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It's something to do while I walk the dog waiting for her to poop.

Spin the ball to do a curveball, get extra xp.

If your ball is bouncing after you missed, you have a split second to pick it up if its still on the screen.

Since some kid and I stopped while we both had our phones out, "Pokemon GO?" I was asked.. YUP. Told me to be team blue so mystic it is. The church behind my place is a gym. I guess me and him will hold down the fort

Also found out my fav. mexican restaurant is a gym as well... I plan on putting my best out there since I frequent that spot for damn good margaritas.

So far, I'm transferring all of my low cp duplicates and evolving the 'mon with the highest cp. I'm half way through lvl 5.

Locally in Austin, on facebook two separate poke-walk events joined and now it's an epic poke-walk of over 2,000 people. They just announced today that instead of having the event through downtown austin and the park... They are renting out a music festival ranch for epic poke madness. People can sleep in a tent over night etc...

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I have not started yet as I value my battery life on my phone.
Same, I turn the augmented reality off (camera mode while catching). Screen brightness on auto. There is a battery saver option in the settings of the game, killed music too. And I kill all background processes before and after I play. The game will ping gps in the background if not closed.
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Pro Tip: don't evolve just because high CP.
Evolve because good attack prowess. Otherwise you'll have high CP with weak attack and low CP with good attack. But what do I know, my Pokemon experience is totals about 3 hours.

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Pro Tip: don't evolve just because high CP.
Evolve because good attack prowess. Otherwise you'll have high CP with weak attack and low CP with good attack. But what do I know, my Pokemon experience is totals about 3 hours.

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In the original games holding off on evolving meant that you got better attacks sooner. No clue if that is implemented in GO.
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Got my girlfriend into it. Apparently hospitals are awesome for it because they put a bunch of pokemon there. I'm about to hit level 10.

Opposite protip from y8s: Evolve lots of basic pokemon. You get a **** ton of XP from it and helps you level up. The higher level you are the stronger pokemon you get.
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Lots of people being mugged by thugs waiting near the Poke-bait being reported on the news. Pretty amusing that people will disregard common sense and blindly go where their device tells them even if they sense something is wrong. The parallels to GPS navigation aids sending people off cliffs or into bad neighborhoods are interesting.

First news story when googled:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...ce-say-n606786
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Lots of people being mugged by thugs
Too funny, I wonder what level the thugs are since you gotta either pay money for the "lure" or control a pokegym...

I found this article actually useful...

Things Pokemon Go Doesn't Tell You - Pokemon GO Wiki Guide - IGN
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I've been playing, just recently hit level 6. I was trying to find Pokemon at an autox event this past weekend lol.

Oh shoot. I didn't know you could recover pokeballs
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Hahaha:

Sore Legs Become Pandemic As Pokémon Go Players Accidentally Get Exercise

Pokemon Go leads teen to dead body - Jul. 9, 2016

How to Revoke Pokémon Go?s Extensive Permissions to Your Google Account

Let's see who comes to the market with a Grand Theft Auto or Soldier of Fortune style first person shooter game of this type. Virtual baddies with guns taking shots at you from around the corners of real life buildings could be in our future. Or having the Heavy and the Medic pushing a bomb through a park on a railcar, lol.
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I'm both reviled at how much of the world is suddenly in Pokemon fervor because Pokemon, and impressed at the impact of this particular combination of game and augmented reality. Moar augmented reality stuff please.

And bring me a game worth playing
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The game is awesome. My friends and I have been walking around town each night catching ****, getting Gyms, everything. We're all level ~12. My highest is a cp800 Clefable.

I feel like I'm the target demographic for this game, I was young enough to be 100% sucked into the orignal red and blue (team mystic wuddup).
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I play casually. I work on a college campus so its awesome to do here. Where I live is rural 1lane rd and you can't really walk far. But the bonus is apparently one of my neighbors house is a pokegym so i'm going to have that on lockdown from the 12yr olds in the neighborhood.

I'm still just feeling my way around the game. the AR sucks. Pokemon are all the time inside stuff or through stuff.
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Let's see who comes to the market with a Grand Theft Auto or Soldier of Fortune style first person shooter game of this type. Virtual baddies with guns taking shots at you from around the corners of real life buildings could be in our future.



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The game is awesome. My friends and I have been walking around town each night catching ****, getting Gyms, everything. We're all level ~12. My highest is a cp800 Clefable.

I feel like I'm the target demographic for this game, I was young enough to be 100% sucked into the orignal red and blue (team mystic wuddup).
Everyone I meet first asks what team am I on... I haven't told anyone yet but it is mystic

Went out to the bar last night for a few. All you saw were people walking past the windows with cell phones out trying to catch them all. The intersection down the street has 4 stops all right next to each other. 75 people is my guess, all surrounding these 4 points. Lure applied. Pokemadness.

I'm still just playing casually, some of the people I meet are already approaching lvl30
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I'm going to a Pokemon meet up at the end of the month; the flyer promised cookies! I'll report back If I'm missing one of my kidneys.

also team valor. sup.
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Lots of people being mugged
I think you have read about the same 3 armed teens more than once. I haven't seen more than that one story.

But still, a handful of "bad" things for a game with probably 10 million installs. I'd say that's not too bad.

I bet more people got hurt by a flying wiimote when the wii first came out.
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It's hilarious. I stopped by Safeway last night, and on my way out I checked my phone and noticed it was a pokestop. I stopped to spin the coin, and I looked up and saw at least 10 kids sitting outside all doing the exact same thing. On the way home I see kids walking in groups all with their phones out. Crazy phenomenon to see this game absolutely blow up at unbelievable speed.
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