Post # 1
All players, low level to high level. Players who think its fun to catch or players who are serious gym defenders…
I am sure that everyone who doesnt play is sick of hearing about the game. But i have noticed people getting REALLY mad about it!
Sure there are those who run around like crazy people and drive while playing or are disrespectful to property. We dont all do that. We dont all spend the day walking around. I have a full time job (that just so happens to be a very active spot (5 poke stops and two gyms!) so on my breaks il pop out.
Let me tell you i dont even remember the last time i actually took a break that wasnt lunch. And if i did, i would just sit in my office. I walked 5k yesterday! (breaks, lunch and walking the dog around the park with SO looking for pokemon). a couple coworkers and I are having fun chatting about it and giving tips, some other coworkers laugh and shake their heads and then there are the ones who get MAD. Like telling us to stop talking about it (as they are walking past our desks), posting angry statuses about it, putting us down for playing and saying “I have a life or actual stuff to do. apparently you dont” etc. Seems huffy when she realizes we are talking about it and then got really defensive when i asked if her daughter was playing.
This is in no way affecting our job and this lady is actually in another department. I have multiple people on my facebook threatening to delete people who post about it. I get it, its overkill but i also have a lot of people on my facebook who ARE playing. And come on people, it really isnt going to be this popular forever.
i personally like wandering around and noticing other players. Give a quick smile or hello or actually even end up chatting to a few good people for a while.
Are you guys feeling some of the “hate” going around?
i thought the below pic was funny since i have SO many hateful statuses about it lol
Post # 2
You do realize how much of your personal information you’re handing over every time you play the game, right?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2018- Stan Hywet Gardens
I’ve been playing it for a week! I love it and I don’t care what anyone thinks!
Post # 4
Horseradish : like what? Your username?
Post # 5
I just started playing it and I love it. I’m not on it like all the time but I do pop in during my lunch break. Why not? I’m not harming anyone.
Post # 6
I’m so glad I don’t have Facebook. Or Pokemon go for that matter….
The level of obsession described in this post scares me.
Post # 7
Ha! Yeah, I don’t get the snobbery among those who don’t play and I certainly don’t understand being pissed off about it! Personally, I never got into Pokemon when it first came out and I’m not big on video games in general, so the Pokemon Go craze has not hit me. But I think it’s cute and an amazing phenomenon to witness, especially the way it’s getting people out of their houses and exercising. It’s fun to see kids and adults from all walks of life wandering around clearly in search of Pokemon. It was hilarious hearing my co-worker explain to my (older) boss that you can only see the Pokemon on your phone, they’re not actually out there. I’m picturing him peeking under bushes in search of these Pokemon he keeps hearing about! I’ll admit I’ve captured a few Pokemon using my husband’s phone and am all too happy to accompany him on his Pokemon hunts since it means I get to go for a walk with him. Albeit one with frequent stops. The last time we were out I had plenty of time while he was trying to catch some uncooperative flying creature (sorry, the names are just gibberish to me) to take some lovely pictures of the sunset:
Post # 8
Horseradish : That issue was never as bad as reports initially made it sound, and it seems they’ve now fixed the problem:
I’ve entered online contests that ask for more personal information than anyone’s likely to get by viewing my Google account.
Post # 9
There are always detractors but who really cares if you love it? Live and let live. Generally, people mature enough emotionally don’t have the need to flaunt their judgments of others online.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2016 - Theater
My aunt belittled it as “oh what craziness adults have gotten into”, I told her I walked 15k thanks to the game so she can laugh all she wants, but I’m still getting exercise. It motivates me better than SportsTracker (yawn!) and ZombiesRun (Doesn’t make me motivated to go “just one more block” or “around that bend and back”).
I like the casual nerd hellos when players notice each other, and the helpful play tips total strangers will give when they notice you playing too. I much prefer it to the usual unsolicited interactions I get from strange men on the street, haha.
Post # 11
FYI: If you use Pokemon Go via your Google account and are worried about the data they have access to, you can go to your Google account security settings and revoke full access. The game should work fine after doing this.
Post # 12
I was a pokemon fan as a child and my inner 10 year old is SO happy! It’s not technically out in canada, but I have US itunes account so DL was easy enough.
This thing is basically a GD fitness app!
“Want to go for a walk?”
“Nah, I’m ok”
“Want to go catch pokemon?”
“OMG YES LET ME GET MY SHOES”
(this is me btw) haha
I usually don’t do anything on my lunch breaks. Now I hit up 2 pokestops and wander around getting my steps in.
I’m not a hardcore battle-er, but I might get into it a bit later. i’m L6 right now. I just like to catch them haha.
Post # 13
amb1030 : I am not sure why you come on here to post stuff like this?
I mean you can post whatever you want, its the internet. But i am sorry, how is my “obsession” (bit of an exaggeration) affecting you at all?
This is a post about the negative attitudes towards players when we havent done anything wrong. I’m playing an app on my break that makes me walk/exercise.
Sorry that you are scared about that.
Post # 14
CakeSniffer : ha thats great!
Yeah, i have no problem if people dont play LOL im not going to force you. I mean i dont even know all the rules and what not. But its fun and what is really cool is that it does encourage people to get out there!
My 50+ year old co worker has been really bonding with her sons about this and going out for walks. When is the last time a teenager said “hey mom, lets walk to the park tonight”. I think its nice.
Post # 15
The judgement of people is so nonsensical to me. Everyone has interests, doesn’t mean you have to like it, just let it be. People will judge you for being on a wedding forum, for playing pokemon go, for liking cats instead of dogs, for wearing crocs, for shopping at goodwill… whatever. I don’t need the negativity. Judge away.