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    Has anyone had any luck playing this game? I got it to work for a few hours the first day, but the Trainer Club accounts seem to be going on over 24 hours of being down.

    Update pushes during PvP events seem like nothing to the absolute disaster that is the Pokemon Go release. Happy to have HoDA

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    Blue team!

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    • #3
      Just got it, and everything's been going well. Big battery drain though. Not nearly as fun as HoDA...

      But hey, CG. I got this great idea for a new game. You run around, capturaing Dragon Age characters in the real world. We can call it... Dragon Age Go!
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      • #4
        i guess i was already too old when pokemon or later DBZ made it over here. never cared for either :/

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        • #5
          I would love to run around and capture Dragon Age characters, @Alduin! Can you imagine how difficult it would be to find and nab a 3*?! It would be pretty frightening to stumble upon a darkspawn nest as well.

          erb I think they got me at just the right time to get hooked on the original games and manga. I think the draw of Pokémon is that it reminds me a lot of fond memories of growing up, so there is extra incentive to play and feel nostalgic.

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          • #6
            yeah, for me that is more transformers and blizzard stuff

            on a more serious note tho: as i understand it the cool new "it feature" of this thing is that youre running around with your phone or tablet because you actually have to find the things in random places within the open world. while i get the idea behind it is to get ppl off the couch while playing games, i do see a rather substantial health hazard with this tbh. people are already falling off cliffs trying to shoot the perfect panorama selfies or getting run-over in traffic because theyre enthralled with their smartphones just typing on whatsapp and such. imagine them actively seeking out potentially dangerous areas in search of a particularly elusive pokemon oO
            this has serious potential of killing ppl, no? :/

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            • #7
              erb there have already been numerous accounts of people being injured from Pokemon Go. Nothing serious, but still--maybe have a fit of foresight, people!

              I haven't downloaded it yet, but the temptation is there...so hard to fight >_<

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                I heard of an occasion where someone stopped their car in the middle of a highway and caused a huge pileup, all in aid of catching a Pikachu. Not sure how true that tale is but it's certainly feasible.

                I first played a Pokemon game when I was around 20, and that was using a GB emulated version of Blue or Red (forget exactly which version). Was hooked pretty instantly, and found myself playing until 6am. Played all of the main titles until Black/White. Will probably give Go a try once things settle down. Been looking for some motivation to go for walks in the evening and hopefully that will help.

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                • #9
                  I read that the game is programmed to not trigger an encounter if you're going more than 20 mph, so that story may be a bit exaggerated :P But I could see someone stopped at a red light and not paying attention when it turns green, which would certainly tick some people off XD

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                    • #11
                      *laughs..
                      man everyone seems to be talking about this game..

                      my friend says his buddies at work may end up on the chopping block for playing this too much at work..
                      the employees are waaaaaay distracted..

                      hahha...
                      anyhow i could see the future of VR gaming incorporating such features.. but hopefully they make it safer and just make it simulated more..
                      like how we can just pull up google maps and go streetview... and not actually have to go outside... (not that it's such a bad thing but it creates new reasons to be distracted while travelling.. not good)
                      ... and then there's PALA (you know.. that lil warrior dwarf).

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                      • #12
                        Haha well I've heard some funny stories about people playing this game poorly. We actually spent some time being weirdos wandering around the Home Depot parking lot catching some interesting characters, though I can see others getting more extreme in their quest to obtain all the Pokemon.

                        The game will definitely not award you distance to hatch eggs while traveling faster than walking or running speed, so no hatching eggs in the car. I'm assuming it's the same for Pokemon, though my husband caught a Jynx for us going about 20 mph while I drove.

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                        • #13
                          Happy to be in some big cities for a little while. I'm in Madison this week and I'll be in DC next week too, so I should have a nice hunting spree. Seems like there's a Pokestop or two on every block.
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                          • #14
                            Pokemon go seems like a phenomenally bad idea to me. Too many people don't pay attention to where they are going as it is because of smartphones. I'm betting it will get shut down when it starts causing deaths from people walking into traffic and such.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alduin The World Eater View Post
                              Happy to be in some big cities for a little while. I'm in Madison this week and I'll be in DC next week too, so I should have a nice hunting spree. Seems like there's a Pokestop or two on every block.
                              And some of the ones in big cities recharge every couple minutes. Grabbed 3 eggs from one of them within 15 minutes!

                              Paintbeast yeah, unfortunately there are still a lot of people that shouldn't be trusted with cellular devices and apps that take their eyes off the road or sidewalk. It boggles my mind that people can have a complete lack of self awareness and, more importantly, self preservation.

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