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Jul 13, 2016, 03:54 PM
 
So... anyone of you all, you know... doing it?

 


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Jul 13, 2016, 04:41 PM
 
Downloaded it, but the Pokemon won't come to me, so I don't use it much.

Oh, and the servers keep going down.

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Jul 13, 2016, 05:23 PM
 
yep.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 07:30 PM
 
Right outside my front door...

     
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Jul 13, 2016, 08:48 PM
 
I'd like to get my hands on the guy, or girl, who thought my house would be a great Pokestop (likely it's automated).
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Jul 13, 2016, 08:56 PM
 
I understand it's leveraging the crowd data from Ingress.

I didn't play it, but I got the idea winning was based on being physically close to other people on your team, so they got loads of data about what spaces are occupied by lots of people.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 09:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I'd like to get my hands on the guy, or girl, who thought my house would be a great Pokestop (likely it's automated).

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Jul 14, 2016, 05:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I'd like to get my hands on the guy, or girl, who thought my house would be a great Pokestop (likely it's automated).
Install a cell phone jammer and a pay to use wifi hotspot.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 10:11 AM
 
I looked for a Pokejammer, but this was the best I could find.




If you play it loud enough, it will probably chase people away.
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I'd like to get my hands on the guy, or girl, who thought my house would be a great Pokestop (likely it's automated).


     
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:19 AM
 
Someone almost got killed on Queens Blvd... the hijinks continues.
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:20 AM
 
At least I have a life.
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:25 AM
 
Found the real cranky old man.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post

I enjoy it, really. It gives Emma endless entertainment and she gets to play with the other children.
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Found the real cranky old man.
hah
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Jul 14, 2016, 09:07 PM
 
Today's catch outside my door.

     
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Jul 14, 2016, 09:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Today's catch outside my door.
How do you know that they are playing the game? I just downloaded it and wondering if I should start yet another account. Don't want to use my gmail account as that is being deprecated.
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Jul 14, 2016, 09:36 PM
 
Instinct. People never used to stand on that corner.

That said, during the course of my cigarette, the guy on the motorcycle (note the kickstand) had someone come up to him and talk about it.
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:33 PM
 
Nice
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 16, 2016, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Today's catch outside my door.

So little hope for the human race.
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Jul 16, 2016, 09:36 AM
 
I'll pass along you told them to get off my lawn.
     
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Jul 17, 2016, 08:53 AM
 
is a private video?
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 10:06 AM
 
Am I detecting Pokéfatigue?
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 10:12 AM
 


At a local park. My 3 year old wondered what all of the big kids were doing.
     
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You should have said "wishing they were as tall as daddy".
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 10:38 AM
 
took my two girls (the ones CTP feels sorry for), to the local poke hotspot.

It's quite surreal. At 9.00 at night theres about 40 or 50 people standing around playing this game and a constant stream of cars drawing up with parents driving their off spring to the site.

Pretty much everyone we saw walking too and from was also on their phones playing it.
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Aug 1, 2016, 11:03 AM
 
Yeah, I've been playing it a little bit with my son. I don't understand the appeal, but it seems to have tapped into some sort of deep corner of the human psyche and hit all of the right buttons. Because it's really weird to see a dozen people at the park all playing this one (seemingly terrible) game.

And what's the deal with battling? Is it just really hard? We finally go to the point where we could actually do something with our pokemen, and we just got our ass kicked over and over and over again. Did we find a tough gym, do we not know what we are doing? Do I need to buy $99 worth of smurfberries to stand a chance?

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Aug 1, 2016, 11:21 AM
 
We got to a gym, and there was a low level pokemon there, which we defeated... but he had bigger friends so we were defeated.

The gym seems to also crash my phone even more than just catching pokemon does. Still, it's fun for my daughter, the dog, and I to go looking for em.
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I don't understand the appeal, but it seems to have tapped into some sort of deep corner of the human psyche and hit all of the right buttons.?
I've never tried geocaching, but I sort of understand the appeal. I think this is akin to geocaching and bug collecting, but at an easier level. I've not messed with it enough to get into a gym, but my son is loving it.
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Aug 1, 2016, 03:32 PM
 
My nephews and nieces talked me into it.
I noticed a warning not to do this:
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Aug 1, 2016, 03:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Right outside my front door...

Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I'd like to get my hands on the guy, or girl, who thought my house would be a great Pokestop (likely it's automated).
I noticed most are fountains (the one in front of our Church is) or other water related places. One I saw is a purified water kiosk. The statue if Saint Thomas the Apostle in the parking lot is a gym.
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 03:45 PM
 
All right people, get real. Hire a babysitter, pay them with pokeballs if you have to.
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Aug 1, 2016, 04:57 PM
 
hire a sitter, take turns going out, or

1) put child in stroller
2) go for walk as family, which results in child falling asleep
3) bonus: find pokemon.

I suspect there were other adult activities involved besides pokemon.
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 05:59 PM
 
I saw a guy on a major highway yesterday, pulled over, and walking away from his car while looking at his phone.

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Aug 1, 2016, 08:32 PM
 
I'm mainly basing my observations from activity on the magic corner.
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 09:17 PM
 
You can take over a gym regardless of how strong it is and how weak you are (within reason), but the bigger the gap, the longer it will take.

Every time you battle, the gym loses points. It requires 2000 points for each pokemon left at the gym. If the gym has 3 pokemon there and you get its total down below 4000 points, the weakest one gets booted out. Then you heal up your pokemon with potions etc and fight it again and again until there are none left. Then you can leave one of yours to claim it. Once a day you can claim 500 free stardust and 10 free coins for each pokemon you have in a gym (only one of yours per gym). Max of 8 total.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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