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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    If you're sick of hearing about it why read this thread!? Lol
    Because I don't really know people who play it, and was interested in hearing what did make it good. Lots of negative talk among the people I am around, and I am open to hearing both sides ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillDweller View Post
    Football. Olympics. All sport. Hate it. Have to see my newsfeed on FB full of stuff about whatever sport is on right now, then all the other rubbish that goes with it after the events.

    You know what I do? Scroll past it. Don't bother reading articles about it. You don't actually have to let something be in your face if you don't want to. I can't for the life of me fathom why anyone would get so upset about someone else's hobby.

    DH and I usually sit on the lounge in our PJ's almost every Sunday. Last Sunday we decided to go on a Pokemon hunt instead. Walked 10kms and discovered 5 beautiful parks nearby we'd never even noticed before. We had such a fun day. We came across so many people doing the same thing, and they all give you a little smile, because we're sharing the same type of fun.

    We both go for a walk at lunchtime at our respective work areas and show each other what we collected when we get home. Fun and something to talk about. I'm hopeless at exercising, hate gyms etc. my OB wanted me to get 30 mins of walking in a day. I was failing miserably, until now..

    The dog has also lost the 5kgs he needed to lose.
    I was just giving a pov from the other side...as Harvs said she didn't understand why people have to be so negative about it. All good. I don't even have facebook...I'm just sick of lunch room conversations being about it, and sick of having to ask stationary groups of people staring in to their phone to ask them to move so I can get past. I explained that in my neck of the woods it looks more like a zombie apocalypse than a social event. It's pretty weird actually. I did comment that I understand it's not like that everywhere, but it's why people who aren't gamers are annoyed by the game. But, I'm sure it will die off as quickly as it started.

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    I'm all for new games but while in hospital last week with new DS1 people where walking up and down the maternity ward playing this game which totally disrupted us all. I has people I don't know knock my door because there was a Pokemon in my room !! Needless to say they where escorted from the hospital and thank goodness the person they came to saw took the option of discharging early, there was a lot of very angry new mums last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I'm anti the game. I'm not a gamer, at all so obvipusly have no personal interest. But in my neck of the woods it's not a social thing at all. Just small clumps of people in the way of everyone else staring in to their phones. Not even communicating with each other. Our local hospital had to start asking people why they were there because people were coming in just to catch pokemon, which is nothing short of ridiculous. A holocaust museum overseas had to release a media statement asking people not to catch pokemon in the museum....which, quite frankly, is disgusting. A friend of mine nearly ran over someone in a car park because they were too busy playing to pay attention.
    I understand it is helping people get out of the house and socialise who may otherwise find it difficult to do so. But from a non player's perspective, I've only seen the negatives of the game. I imagine that's why there are haters. Their experiences are probably like mine.
    And, if I'm honest, I'm sick of hearing about it. I understand it's exciting for gamers...but pick something you have absolutely no interest in...and then imagine that the world can't stop talking about it. I can't wait for the hype to die down so that Pokemon Go can disappear in to the background. I think the haters will stop hating when it's not so in their face.
    I totally get what you're saying. I was in Sydney over the weekend and there were hoards of people out and about catching Pokemon. There must have been hundreds of the b@stards to catch in circular quay alone. I'm talking people walking in groups of 8-10 all blindly walking around with their phones in front of their faces not watching where they were going. I had people walk straight into me and not even realise what they had done because they were so engrossed in the game. I just found it so rude and it p!ssed me off that I couldn't even walk around and enjoy my holiday without people getting in my way all.the.freaking.time.

    I get that there are positives of the game - it gets people out of the house, it's making people who wouldn't otherwise exercise walk around etc. I don't play the game myself and I can say that from my experience as above, I hate it and can't wait for the hype to die down so it can become dead and buried. DH plays it randomly, and as long as he doesn't talk to me about it, I have no problem with it haha.

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    I have no objection to the game, and im all for any exercise, but I did almost run over a young lad TWICE, just now while I was up town. Once, when I was entering the shopping centre, and again, as I was leaving the centre. I am not joking. marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I'm all for new games but while in hospital last week with new DS1 people where walking up and down the maternity ward playing this game which totally disrupted us all. I has people I don't know knock my door because there was a Pokemon in my room !! Needless to say they where escorted from the hospital and thank goodness the person they came to saw took the option of discharging early, there was a lot of very angry new mums last week
    😱 unfortunately there are idiots everywhere.

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    There are extremes in everything in our society, please stop throwing around the words "hate", "hatred", and "idiots" around in relation to Pokemon Go users.

    Yes, if you have had a bad experience, by all means, harbour an issue with it. But I really think that by throwing the baby out with the bathwater on this issue instigates a greater divide in our community than already exists.

    We have had a nothing but a genuinely nice experience with Pokemon Go. We go on long walks with different members of society approaching us and being friendly, offering kind gestures and support.

    As I pointed out the other day, nostalgia creates good health and happiness. I'm sure if I was to point out my "hatred" of an interest you found perfectly acceptable, that you would feel ostracized towards those who judge you as well.

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    People are entitled to their own opinions though. I would never go up to someone playing the game and say "I hate Pokemon" or "you're an idiot for playing Pokemon". Doesn't stop me thinking what I think about the game, because I know while my experience of the game is not a positive one, for others it's the complete opposite. It's like anything. There are always going to be people who love it and people who hate it. Neither one has the right to judge the other for their views. And at the end of the day, it's a game.

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    I haven't read all the replies but I'm in two minds about it (I don't play and only can comment on what I've heard from friends who do and what I've seen).

    I like the fact it's getting some kids out of the house and even interacting when they wouldn't otherwise. That is amazing. My nephew who has few friends and spends a lot of his time on his ipad is actually getting out and about which makes me so happy.

    But, I could be being overcautious, but it is also unsettling to me. Several of our local parks are "hotspots" so they're packed at the moment. I had DD at a toddler park the other day, and there were maybe 40 adults roaming around playing pokemon. I just can't help but think this is a predators perfect disguise if they wanted to blend into the crowd. Where as before, it would look out of place if one loan adult was just sitting down watching the kids in a playground.

    Edited to add, an adult approached my daughter at the park yesterday to ask her about it and really freaked her out as they were quite insistent on asking her about it when she'd already said she doesn't play.
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    Lots of people my age are playing it (later 20s). Even a full time Dr (hospital) friend.

    I'm not. I steer clear of anything addictive. And get out and about enough as it is with a toddler.


 

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