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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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