Everyone's outside, and it's because of POKÉMON GO

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the internet recommends waiting until you have ~600 pidgey candies, ~50 pidgeys, and a lucky egg... then pop the egg, and evolve all of the pidgeys, get 50,000 xp

a simba man (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:23 (three years ago) link

oh shit, I am doing that

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:28 (three years ago) link

if you're feeling really plucky do what i did, and set up 3x 10.0km eggs to all hatch at the same time... right before they hatch, pop your double xp, get the double hatch xp (1000x2 per egg) and THEN grind your pidgeys into paste

a simba man (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:03 (three years ago) link

woah

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:07 (three years ago) link

i went from early level 15 to late level 17 last time. got another three coming up in... 4km? which will take anywhere between a day and a week depending on whether or not i feel like walking around with this damn game open

a simba man (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:13 (three years ago) link

damn, will

goole, Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:13 (three years ago) link

also, this shit is absolute next level -- uses niantic API to tell you EXACTLY where pokemon are in your vicinity, and for how long. all of the other map sites are a joke

https://pokevision.com/

a simba man (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:14 (three years ago) link

right now I am viewing Will as a cautionary tale and leaning towards deleting this from my phone

... once I turn this Eevee into something cool

http://porno (DJP), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:21 (three years ago) link

haha here's the thing. i maybe look at this game 15 minutes a day? (i've never done the 50 pidgeys thing, but i did do a week's worth of evolutions at once simply bc i was saving them for one concentrated blast)

maybe when it came out more like an hour a day. cut into my mpq time. but mpq is 4ever

a simba man (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:23 (three years ago) link

this game is way way healthier than the horrible mess of mpq, and not just because it involves walking

how the hell do you keep finding 10km eggs anyway? i think they're set to spawn like 4.5% of the time? do you just walk a lot and run through eggs?

qualx, Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:28 (three years ago) link

i've been walking 20–30 km per day because of this game, so basically yeah

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:38 (three years ago) link

i found pokemon yellow (which i forgot i even had) and pokemon silver in a shoebox (i had pokemon blue first but maybe i traded it). i had taped over the pokemon logo because i was so embarrassed to be seen playing it in public. and here i am in my 40s just doing it outside on my phone.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 28 July 2016 06:29 (three years ago) link

oh and pokemon snap.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 28 July 2016 06:31 (three years ago) link

Pokemon Snap is the fucking best

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Thursday, 28 July 2016 15:19 (three years ago) link

wait, whaaaaat? you've been walking 20k a day BECAUSE of this game? how many ks did you walk before???

a simba man (Will M.), Thursday, 28 July 2016 15:19 (three years ago) link

the "wait until the last hour and spam the gyms for gold" game-theory thing works, fyi

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 July 2016 15:32 (three years ago) link

i've been walking 20–30 km per day because of this game, so basically yeah

― Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is nuts to me!

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link

I do most of my egg hatching on the bus. It goes slow enough at times that it cranks up the KM's pretty quickly.

Jeff, Thursday, 28 July 2016 17:40 (three years ago) link

A Lapras "round the back of Primark"

JimD, Thursday, 28 July 2016 20:34 (three years ago) link

xp. I go excruciatingly slowly on a bus up a mountain as part of my commute and that gets me a km or two.

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 July 2016 20:37 (three years ago) link

wait, whaaaaat? you've been walking 20k a day BECAUSE of this game? how many ks did you walk before???

― a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 29 July 2016 01:19 (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

immediately before this game came out i was walking ~2,000 steps (~1.5 km) per day. in the seven days to this past sunday i walked avg 34,000 steps (27 km) per day, according to my fitbit (iphone stats are similar).

it's not because i'm obsessed with zubats though. i've been out of work for a while and hadn't been doing much physically, so pokemon go became my incentive/excuse to get out and walk. my mood has transformed because of this game.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 28 July 2016 22:53 (three years ago) link

i've gone out on a couple runs with this active on my phone. (it burns another 15-20% battery life in about 45 mins of activity.) but weirdly the distance logged in the 'incubator' is a lot less than the running app. i did some sprint interval stuff, i wonder if i was going faster at times than the 'speed limit' for walking? kinda cool if so

goole, Friday, 29 July 2016 16:21 (three years ago) link

there is a speed limit, but honestly if you don't have the app open and active on your screen, it just doesn't register movement :/

the speed limit is p high too, you probably won't outrun it. you can outbike it tho

a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 29 July 2016 17:18 (three years ago) link

i thought that 'battery saver' mode meant that screen goes mostly dark (with a dim ghostly logo) while still registering movment. bummer if not so.

goole, Friday, 29 July 2016 17:20 (three years ago) link

plus the distance logged was like 2/3rds of the running app. weird. could be just janky.

goole, Friday, 29 July 2016 17:21 (three years ago) link

it's still registering movement in that mode, but if the app is closed (or possibly even while your phone screen is entirely off) it's not tracking. it's a total bummer and i hope they patch it in. although i think that's supposedly the goal of the "go plus" dongle, which is supposedly always tracking.

xp yeah there's also the fact that it is just straight up janky sometimes. i'll walk what is definitely like a km with the app open and afterwards i've walked... 0.

a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 29 July 2016 17:22 (three years ago) link

afaik it uses the GPD to track your speed & distance, so if it doesn't ping the gps fast enough it approximates your speed as super fast

a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 29 July 2016 17:23 (three years ago) link

The staff members, who played the game for two weeks, also found 57 Pokémon — which appear on players’ phones as if they exist in the real world — near the offenders’ homes

that's like saying "new tweets appeared in our timeline while standing near offenders' homes"

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 30 July 2016 22:36 (three years ago) link

Ha; the latest update actually starts with a pop-up reading "Don't play while driving." TOO LATE MUTHAFUCKER YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ALREADY ENABLED

Sentient animated cat gif (kingfish), Sunday, 31 July 2016 07:48 (three years ago) link

lol @ them just deleting the parts of the game that didn't work.

Jeff, Sunday, 31 July 2016 10:20 (three years ago) link

there's not really much to do now. levelling up makes the whole game harder, and 90% of the time it's just rats and bats. even taking gyms is a transient thrill.

Autumn Almanac, Sunday, 31 July 2016 10:28 (three years ago) link

Collect them all, my primary goal.

Jeff, Sunday, 31 July 2016 10:48 (three years ago) link

Gotta catch em all!

king konta (cajunsunday), Sunday, 31 July 2016 12:10 (three years ago) link

weird - my latest update says "don't go to dangerous places to catch pokemon"

Mordy, Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:01 (three years ago) link

which parts of the game did they delete?

Mordy, Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:01 (three years ago) link

the major one is where you could once tell how far away some pokemon were (and therefore could track them down), but now it's just a panel that tells you 9 pokemon are in the universe.

people seem to be rage quitting en masse (or at least threatening to) because of the removed features/uneven game play, but really it's easier to just play it until it's no longer fun. revolutionary i know. at some point i'll get sick of paper toss gps edition and do something else, weh.

Autumn Almanac, Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:47 (three years ago) link

Also removed battery saver mode on iOS.

Jeff, Sunday, 31 July 2016 16:56 (three years ago) link

Because there was a bug with it.

Jeff, Sunday, 31 July 2016 16:56 (three years ago) link

gyms are so dumb. the gym at work gets tossed around so much there's no point in putting anything in there after you've collected for the day, unless you like gather 10 others on your team who hopefully have really strong tanks and then stake it out after everyone else left, and even then you still won't last another 21 hours with it. what's the point? I keep taking it down from other teams for exp and leaving it grey

qualx, Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:21 (three years ago) link

this new update has really killed it. everything bursts out of balls and runs away now, even weedles ffs, so there's no incentive to keep trying. it's starting to feel like niantic has no idea what it's doing.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 1 August 2016 02:55 (three years ago) link

and they killed pokevision which tbh was one of the few reasons i kept playing, because i could actually track shit. now not even

a simba man (Will M.), Monday, 1 August 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

everything bursts out of balls and runs away now, even weedles ffs

i think this might have to do with level cuz this started happening to me once i hit 13 or 14

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Monday, 1 August 2016 14:48 (three years ago) link

i feel like pokevision removes the entire point of the game, which is to wander around not knowing when you might encounter an unusual pokemon, so kudos to niantic

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 1 August 2016 14:58 (three years ago) link

i think this might have to do with level cuz this started happening to me once i hit 13 or 14

me too, but since the update it's gotten ridiculous. overnight lvl 25 went from catching maybe half, to 90% bursting several balls and fleeing. there's no challenge, no nothing, just throwing dozens of balls for no reason.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 1 August 2016 15:08 (three years ago) link

the 90% fail rate seems to have been repaired this AM

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 1 August 2016 20:44 (three years ago) link

https://twitter.com/fanfiction_txt/status/322419432326582272

goole, Monday, 1 August 2016 22:25 (three years ago) link


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