1. Ron7624's Avatar
    As with all things, the new wears off and things slow down a bit. I'm on level 29 and it's hard to just keep catching pidgey and ratattas to get XP but if you don't, you won't level up. My motivation is to get to 30 but I'm 340,000 xp away and that's a lot of stinking pidgeys lol.
    The buddy system will bring some life back into the game if they implement it soon, bit it looks like it's a month away or more from what I read. Trading should be in the same update. Maybe that's why it's taking so long.
    I am still gung ho, but the interest has even died down here in the forum it seems.
    So who's in it for the long haul? I definitely am (and so is a taxi driver I know named Sinbad. He drives at night and I see him when I'm out walking. He even has a customer that makes him drive around to play the game!)
    09-11-2016 04:05 PM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I don't play as much as I used but I still play. Work has just been busier and I've been working some overtime and that's been cutting my time down a lot.
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    09-11-2016 05:13 PM
  3. Ron7624's Avatar
    So I heard on you tube that an update with the buddy system has been released. I love to be wrong about things like this. The report stated that Android devices already can get it... maybe but that iOS is still waiting for the app store to approve.
    So it will be sooner rather than later as I stated in the original post in this thread.
    09-11-2016 06:44 PM
  4. Rafagon's Avatar
    So I heard on you tube that an update with the buddy system has been released. I love to be wrong about things like this. The report stated that Android devices already can get it... maybe but that iOS is still waiting for the app store to approve.
    So it will be sooner rather than later as I stated in the original post in this thread.
    I read an article online on another site (I’ll PM you the link) that says that Pokmon 0.37.0 for android *and* 1.7.0 for iOS had both been released. That article was published on Saturday yet it was dated yesterday.

    And I just read in a different article (will also PM the link) that the iOS version is “expected today.”

    On a separate note, I just looked on my Pokmon GO Settings screen and noticed something peculiar: at the bottom right corner of the screen is the app’s version number; however, instead of 1.5.0 as it should be for iOS, it reads 0.35.0, which is supposed to be the Android version!
    09-12-2016 11:29 AM
  5. Ron7624's Avatar
    I am getting edgy. I want that stinkin' update now lol
    Hope it comes soon, I really need some Charmander candy!
    The numbering thing... what they call it is different than what displays on the device. The version number on my iOS phone shows 0.35.0 and has since the last update because that is the first time I ever looked for the version number.
    I looked at the PG facebook page and man.. a lot of people are giving Niantic a hard time as this new update won't go on a rooted android device. Niantic is trying to stop cheating and has dealt a blow to the honest folks that have to root their phone for valid reasons.
    I really feel for our android brothers and I love iOS and its powerful simplicity.
    09-12-2016 11:45 AM
  6. Rafagon's Avatar
    I am getting edgy. I want that stinkin' update now lol
    Hope it comes soon, I really need some Charmander candy!
    The numbering thing... what they call it is different than what displays on the device. The version number on my iOS phone shows 0.35.0 and has since the last update because that is the first time I ever looked for the version number.
    I looked at the PG facebook page and man.. a lot of people are giving Niantic a hard time as this new update won't go on a rooted android device. Niantic is trying to stop cheating and has dealt a blow to the honest folks that have to root their phone for valid reasons.
    I really feel for our android brothers and I love iOS and its powerful simplicity.
    Oh wow! I know it sucks for the people with honest reasons to root their ‘droids or jailbreak their iPhones, but at least one guy on a different forum said he stopped playing the game when he reached level 15 because “everyone was cheating and had made the game no fun.” … And i’m willing to bet there are thousands of others like him. Heck, I would be very pissed if all the gyms in my neighborhood became undefeatable because I knew my neighbors had gotten Pokmon in an illegitimate fashion. Luckily, that does not seem to be the case at this point...

    So Niantic does have an understandable reason for doing that.
    Last edited by Rafagon; 09-12-2016 at 03:41 PM.
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    09-12-2016 11:57 AM
  7. Ron7624's Avatar
    Very strange occurrence just now. I got an email saying it was a reply to this thread and it was advertising the sale of complete Pokémon GO accounts of through level 15 with many Pokémon and theoretically many rare Pokémon included. How weird! Who the heck would want to buy a level 15 game? I mean where is the fun in that? The fun is catching all the Pokémon! Man, people will sell anything.
    09-12-2016 03:18 PM
  8. Rafagon's Avatar
    Very strange occurrence just now. I got an email saying it was a reply to this thread and it was advertising the sale of complete Pokémon GO accounts of through level 15 with many Pokémon and theoretically many rare Pokémon included. How weird! Who the heck would want to buy a level 15 game? I mean where is the fun in that? The fun is catching all the Pokémon! Man, people will sell anything.
    It made it to your e-mail, but I’m guessing if it’s missing from here it’s because the mods promptly deleted the post and banished the offending user. Kudos to them!
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    09-12-2016 03:39 PM
  9. armimatos's Avatar
    As with all things, the new wears off and things slow down a bit. I'm on level 29 and it's hard to just keep catching pidgey and ratattas to get XP but if you don't, you won't level up. My motivation is to get to 30 but I'm 340,000 xp away and that's a lot of stinking pidgeys lol.
    The buddy system will bring some life back into the game if they implement it soon, bit it looks like it's a month away or more from what I read. Trading should be in the same update. Maybe that's why it's taking so long.
    I am still gung ho, but the interest has even died down here in the forum it seems.
    So who's in it for the long haul? I definitely am (and so is a taxi driver I know named Sinbad. He drives at night and I see him when I'm out walking. He even has a customer that makes him drive around to play the game!)
    I'm level 25 and I feel just like you lol. I need an big update to get some motivation
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    09-12-2016 04:03 PM
  10. Ron7624's Avatar
    The iOS 10 update is available tomorrow. Hopefully Apple folks will get to download the updated Pokemon Go update as well. I'm getting tired of waiting
    09-12-2016 06:43 PM
  11. ry189's Avatar
    Buddy system just came to Android, hopefully soon in iOS 10 tomorrow!
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    09-12-2016 09:19 PM
  12. Ron7624's Avatar
    It made it to your e-mail, but I’m guessing if it’s missing from here it’s because the mods promptly deleted the post and banished the offending user. Kudos to them!
    Agreed.
    I have seen about 30 such claims to give free coins and have never followed the links. "if it sounds too good to be true..." I figure it's a phishing scam or a virus laden something.
    09-12-2016 11:37 PM
  13. Rafagon's Avatar
    1.7.0 is out. Went live maybe 2 hours or so after iOS 10.0.1. Have fun, guys!
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    09-13-2016 02:10 PM
  14. Ron7624's Avatar
    I have been revitalized
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    09-13-2016 06:45 PM
  15. Ron7624's Avatar
    Today is September 23. On September 11 I created the original post stating that I had just made level 29. Yesterday I finally got to level 30. Boy that took a lot of walking, Catching Pokmon and evolving piggies. Now that I'm there it's no big deal and I don't feel a need to get to 31 like I did to get to 30.
    I am 500,000 XP's away LOL
    09-23-2016 10:04 AM
  16. Rafagon's Avatar
    Congrats on your big 30, man! So how much weight have you lost in the process? Playing this game is better than being on the Atkins diet!
    09-24-2016 08:18 PM
  17. Ron7624's Avatar
    Congrats on your big 30, man! So how much weight have you lost in the process? Playing this game is better than being on the Atkins diet!
    Dealing with the question of weight loss - since January I have lost 50 pounds. But since Pokmon go I have been able to eat whatever I want and maintain my weight which is saying a lot. I have lost all the weight that I want to or need to. But I was not able to eat food that I loved and keep it off as easily as I can now thanks to Pokmon GO.
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    09-25-2016 06:03 AM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    as with all games, the 'honeymoon' phase wears off and you stop playing as much. Many of my friends still have the game installed but its now down to once a week of play time. There just hasn't been any new additions like battling each other or possibly dealing of new Pokemon.
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    09-30-2016 04:50 AM
  19. Ron7624's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the dev's are racking their brain on how to keep the interest up, but just like the popularity of the game, it is hard to anticipate. Who knew? So they also have the bean counters demanding that the in app purchases are not hurt while giving players new incentives. So there's that...
    I will continue to play the game, but not at the feverish pace that I had been playing at. I do hope the trading promise and the ability to battle other trainers get here soon. That will bring some interest back for sure.
    09-30-2016 05:10 AM
  20. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I still play but not much. I've been on 22 for weeks. The game has lost a lot of steam. They should allow trading or something new for us to get Pokmon we don't have. I don't like catching the same ones over and over and over but need to if I want to level up. It's getting kinda stale for me for sure.
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    09-30-2016 05:14 AM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've never played the game myself but I know people who have and the vast majority of them have since stopped playing or don't play nearly as much. This is the typical hype curve for any popular game. We've seen this before on smaller scales. I think Niantic has really jumpstarted a new wave in mobile gaming though. Pokmon Go is just the beginning.
    09-30-2016 05:44 AM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    I've never played the game myself but I know people who have and the vast majority of them have since stopped playing or don't play nearly as much. This is the typical hype curve for any popular game. We've seen this before on smaller scales. I think Niantic has really jumpstarted a new wave in mobile gaming though. Pokmon Go is just the beginning.
    we definitely don't play as much. Finding the same Pokmon over and over kind of killed it for us. When we go into DC or to a new area we do play as there's usually some new stuff to capture.
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    09-30-2016 06:18 AM
  23. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I didn't have much time during the iPhone launch to play. It was sad because I was in New York City and walking miles and miles doing photo test, but didn't have the battery life to leave Pokmon go open.

    Around my home neighborhood, things have definitely changed. Many gyms are level 10 and don't change over very much. I've had Pokmon sitting on them for a week or more, and that never used to happen.
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    09-30-2016 06:57 AM
  24. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I didn't have much time during the iPhone launch to play. It was sad because I was in New York City and walking miles and miles doing photo test, but didn't have the battery life to leave Pokmon go open.

    Around my home neighborhood, things have definitely changed. Many gyms are level 10 and don't change over very much. I've had Pokmon sitting on them for a week or more, and that never used to happen.
    I've actually seen gyms around me sitting there unclaimed for hours. I went to church and it was grey and after 2 hrs there it was still grey. My kids were freaking out but my husband wouldn't turn the car down the street for them to snag it. And this was in a busy part of town with a TON of stops. I think interest is waning. If they make more interesting Pokmon more accessible, people might start playing again.
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    09-30-2016 07:21 AM
  25. Rafagon's Avatar
    as with all games, the 'honeymoon' phase wears off and you stop playing as much. Many of my friends still have the game installed but its now down to once a week of play time. There just hasn't been any new additions like battling each other or possibly dealing of new Pokemon.
    Some of these features, such as Trainers battling Trainers are definitely in the pipeline—Trainer vs. Trainer battles are allegedly scheduled for December 2016, which, if you think about it, is not that far away.

    Pokmon GO trading is supposed to come this month.

    Here’s a link to the article from which I’m getting this information, again, hoping that the iMore mods don’t punish me for posting a link to an article on an external site.

    Stay patient and stay tuned, mate!
    10-03-2016 10:13 PM

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