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Jul 21, 2016 01:48 |  #46

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Do you have inside information that the developers deliberately used GPS coordinates in homes for that reason? To do this fairly and methodically, they'd have to put a creature in every house and every apartment--better yet, the whole series of creatures--because you never know where all the mobility-impaired kids live.

No, it's not done that way that I know of, nor necessary as the game has the tech to spawn creatures in a radius around the player, making it very easy to be fair without needing a database of house coordinates. It would not surprise me if they do this to guarantee that new players will have something in their immediate vicinity to seek out, as bad first-play impressions are deadly to a mobile game, a big cause of failed player acquisitions. If people turn on the game for the first time, and there is nothing nearby to go catch, a very significant percentage will simply close and delete the app.

The game also lets players put down "lures", which are new creature spawners. As far as I can tell, there are no restrictions on where this can be done yet. I saw a news story the other day about players deploying their lures near Childrens hospitals, so that the sick kids in there would have plenty to keep them busy.


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Jul 21, 2016 08:30 |  #47

Reading through this thread I keep thinking, "Wow is that really how people think technology works?" Hopefully it's just ignorance, though.


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Jul 21, 2016 09:10 |  #48

travisvwright wrote in post #18073370 (external link)
Reading through this thread I keep thinking, "Wow is that really how people think technology works?" Hopefully it's just ignorance, though.

It's usually ignorance...


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Jul 22, 2016 15:46 |  #49

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But how do I tell the difference between someone doing this activity and another person with their face buried in a smartphone for some other brainless reason?

Walking around in my small village on a sunday afternoon I suddenly see youth walking around looking at their smartphone.
'Normally' I am the only one outside at this time. It is safe to assume these are Pokemon GO players.

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Jul 22, 2016 16:14 |  #51

travisvwright wrote in post #18073370 (external link)
Reading through this thread I keep thinking, "Wow is that really how people think technology works?"

For the benefit of those who were educated in other fields, then, I have a question for you: How does technology work?

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Walking around in my small village on a sunday afternoon I suddenly see youth walking around looking at their smartphone.
'Normally' I am the only one outside at this time. It is safe to assume these are Pokemon GO players.

Those probably are. I haven't found any yet. I saw two women at a street corner, turning to face in different directions, looking alternately down at a phone and up at buildings. "Are you looking for creatures, by any chance?" No, they were trying to locate an address. Pokémon Go really does give strangers an excuse to meet. And neither of them even has to be playing the game!


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Jul 22, 2016 18:54 |  #52

Hey, I caught one! A girl about nine years old. Taken with permission of the adult who was with her.

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She'd found some sort of rodent. She flipped balls at it several times. It didn't seem that she had quite the right ball-flipping technique.
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Jul 22, 2016 18:56 |  #53

Later a unicorn/duck replaced the rodent. -?

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Jul 22, 2016 19:04 as a reply to post 18072063 |  #54

17 year old in Guatemala shot to death while trespassing playing Pokemon Go.

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Jul 24, 2016 10:27 |  #55

standing in the middle of the dog poop area

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Jul 24, 2016 10:34 |  #56

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Jul 24, 2016 19:31 |  #57

Hunting the hunters again, at a productive hunting ground for me and them.

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Jul 24, 2016 19:34 |  #58

One of the men in the preceding image showed me his Squirtle.*

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*Yeah, in public and everything.

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Jul 24, 2016 21:06 |  #59

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One of the men in the preceding image showed me his Squirtle.*
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*Yeah, in public and everything.

I am glad it was a pokemon he showed you.


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