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    I'm enjoying it. I only get a few minutes a day and that works for me. It's definitely nostalgic for me - DS1 was obsessed with Pokemon when it first came out. He and I have been having great fun chatting about it, sending screenshots of what we've caught etc.... So for me it's wonderful to have something fun to chat about with my 21 year old son. Worth its weight in gold for that alone to be honest.

    We have a poke stop about 150m down the road at our park. I've seen wonderful interaction between parents and their kids at that park who are clearly playing the game. In fact it's the busiest I've ever seen our park which is an awesome side effect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Yeah @fullhouse I absolutely know what you're saying. I think that's a definite problem with the game, and it feels like it was really poorly thought through in that sense. Up here one of the gyms is literally in the high school gym! That's going to be a nightmare when school goes back.

    I just really don't get the comments like 'I'm not into it because I have a life, I'm not a loser, I'm an adult not a child' blah blah blah...!

    Like I said, I understand that people don't like it, and yeah, hypes are really annoying. I still think being outside and staring at a screen is still the better option! To be honest, it hasn't taken over the town like it seems to have elsewhere, so maybe I'm seeing a different side of it as well...

    Anyway, I just saw an opportunity for a little vent there...I totally get that it's not for everyone. But nothing is, I suppose!
    I get it. You can not like something without putting down others that do. I'll be happy when the hype has worn off and I'm not having to dodge groups of people who look like they're part of a zombie apocalypse. The candy crush fad was far less 'in your face.' 😂😂 It's good that it has positives such as getting people out for a walk who ordinarily wouldn't go out etc.

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    Default Pokemon Go

    I like it, it's fun. And to hopefully make people laugh, this video also looks like fun and made me giggle. Wish it was a thing!

    https://www.facebook.com/LindsayLogu...5331432162137/

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I'm enjoying it. I only get a few minutes a day and that works for me. It's definitely nostalgic for me - DS1 was obsessed with Pokemon when it first came out. He and I have been having great fun chatting about it, sending screenshots of what we've caught etc.... So for me it's wonderful to have something fun to chat about with my 21 year old son. Worth its weight in gold for that alone to be honest.

    We have a poke stop about 150m down the road at our park. I've seen wonderful interaction between parents and their kids at that park who are clearly playing the game. In fact it's the busiest I've ever seen our park which is an awesome side effect!
    This is us too.
    Not alone my adult and teen kids but their cousins, aunties and uncles. We have a big Facebook family chat group going. It's great. We never normally talk to them all everyday like we now do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    I think it's better than something like candy crush which is pretty antisocial.
    This is a bit of an unfair dig and I don't know why you are attacking me.

    Candy crush is about as anti social as any other thing you do on your phone, such as Facebook or bubhub. If you do it ALL the time then it's a problem. Same as Pokemon Go I imagine.

    When I have spare time with nothing else do to, I go on bubhub, Facebook, and yes I play candy crush. Like right now I'm in a waiting room. I can't exactly go about chasing Pokemon. But I can check in to Bub hub.

    I wasn't making this post personal and you shouldn't either.

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    I just want to clarify, I'm not a hater of this game. I didn't know what it was. I only brought it up because I'm hearing about it everywhere! And not in a good way. Car accidents, people getting held up at gun point.. It sounds like it could be quite dangerous in some scenarios.

    I was speaking about it this morning with another friend of mine who is a mother and works pretty much full time and she said she loves the game and plays it with her work mates during their lunch breaks. That sounds fun! I was genuinely curious, and didn't mean to start an anti-Pokemon thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    This is a bit of an unfair dig and I don't know why you are attacking me.

    Candy crush is about as anti social as any other thing you do on your phone, such as Facebook or bubhub. If you do it ALL the time then it's a problem. Same as Pokemon Go I imagine.

    When I have spare time with nothing else do to, I go on bubhub, Facebook, and yes I play candy crush. Like right now I'm in a waiting room. I can't exactly go about chasing Pokemon. But I can check in to Bub hub.

    I wasn't making this post personal and you shouldn't either.
    Sorry but that wasn't a attack.
    In her opinion it's better. She didn't call you unemployed and lazy etc...
    She just suggested that this game is more social which it is.

    As for the wait room. I got 4 Pokemon in the waiting room at Dr the other day. I have got 20 from my lounge while I have been sick. I can't do somethings here in my lounge but I can play this.


    I don't you truly understand how the game is played and it has led to some misunderstandings.

    Full disclosure I have played both games and heap of other app games.
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    Witherwings, I don't think Rainbowroad was attacking you at all...unless you two know each other and she knows something the rest of us don't. It just read as a comparison to another game from what I could gather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I just want to clarify, I'm not a hater of this game. I didn't know what it was. I only brought it up because I'm hearing about it everywhere! And not in a good way. Car accidents, people getting held up at gun point.. It sounds like it could be quite dangerous in some scenarios.

    I was speaking about it this morning with another friend of mine who is a mother and works pretty much full time and she said she loves the game and plays it with her work mates during their lunch breaks. That sounds fun! I was genuinely curious, and didn't mean to start an anti-Pokemon thread.
    I get that there has been some super beat ups on isolated incidents.

    I can tell you from personal experience at least 12 extremely positive affects of the game.

    I just tell you a few big ones.

    My dd who get shut in because of her illness ( bipolar, social anxiety, depression etc) has gone out everyday since she downloaded it and has actually talked to randoms.

    My teen d's computer obsessed boy has been going on 5 k walks most days.

    My hubby (who dislikes the game) has taken d's out hunting late at night because there was rare one in our neighbourhood. It great one on one and the had a absolute ball.

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    I think Pokemon Go is a fantastic idea. I get bored with games easily so I barely played before un-installing the game, though

    There will always be issues with anything that comes out ever. Because there will always be reckless and inconsiderate people. The app itself encourages people to go outside, walk and explore. Even meet new people and be around others. I can see this being an amazing tool for someone with anxiety or other mental illness.

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