Uuuuuuuh. What’s this?

Updated on September 10, 2017 in General Discussion
9 on September 7, 2017

Picture of legendary egg.

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5 on September 7, 2017

Tried to put the pic in but it won’t take. I’m at Walter Hall and a legendary just popped up. Said it has an hour to go.

Trainer
on September 8, 2017

I know, that was the first one I saw, and I got really excited thinking it would be Mewtwo.  Someday, anyway.

 

Trainer
on September 8, 2017

Yeah. it didn’t make sense for it to be Mewtwo, but one could hope. I actually thought it might be Ho-Oh. Instead, the bad news dropped. We’re back to the waiting for an egg to hatch and then get only an hour to take it down. I guess I can see it on the Legendary mons. Maybe even level 4’s??? Although I have to say nowadays I’m not waiting to see what pops out of a level 4 egg either. But having to wait an hour to do a level 1, 2, or 3 raid frustrates me. I really liked the raid bosses just appearing and having 2 hours to take them down. I don’t think Niantic understands players don’t like to wait if they don’t have to. If we still had 2 hours for the actual raid, it wouldn’t matter. But the one hour thing just annoys me. I can already see a number of raids starting with not a lot of time left on the raid clock. If your phone errors out and the raid clock runs out, which has happened to me 3 or 4 times, you won’t be able to get back in. Oh well. I was a little concerned that Niantic seemed to get it so right with giving us 2 hours to raid. Things seemed out of sync. But all is right with the world. Niantic is doing confusing things again. Good job guys.

Just my little soap box. I guess at least I’ll end up raiding less. Save me some money. Woo Hoo!!!

Trainer
on September 8, 2017

Concensus is that 30 minutes for eggs, 1.5 hours for raid would be good.  Or at least put a silhouette in so that we know what’s going to hatch.  The no-egg period was always a bug from the Chicago event period and not intended, but it’s perfect for the suburbs where it takes awhile to drive and coordinate.

 

I’m only frustrated about how long it’s taking Mewtwo to hit the general population (why not “test” with the whole community, like they usually do, and then tweak as needed –> testing works best with a lot of data) and how long it’s taking for Gen 3 to drop.

 

Trainer
on September 8, 2017

Because Niantic wants to keep us guessing. Every change they make seems to be 25% interesting and 75% batshit crazy. It’s like they take some of the suggestions from places like TSR, hand them over to a team of monkeys with Lenovos, and code whatever the monkeys have completed at the end of the day.

Or maybe no monkeys, but Niantic really seems to want to offer neat stuff, but lacks any sort of empathy or other connection to make anyone happy – be they casuals or Gerds. They are obviously trying hard, but the gap between how they perceive reality and reality itself gets wider by the day.

Trainer
on September 10, 2017

Hmmmm, now you’ve got me wondering about the origin of batshit crazy.  Time for some internet searching, but probably not actual experiments.

 

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I have heard the 30 minute/Hour and a half split idea. That is certainly better. It still allows the eggs impact to be what it was intended to be. Give players a specific time to get to the raid location so the group doesn’t start raiding without them. 

As for Niantic, I learned last Christmas all I needed to know about the peeps that work over there when they asked players to spend more money on incubators so they could hatch those amazing babies. Merry Christmas to us. I know. I know. They did give us those cute little Santa Hat Pikachus. But no event. At Christmas. Dumb. Even if there are employees over there who know the difference between good decisions and bad ones, the ones who have the power to make decisions just aren’t wired the same as most players. The Mewtwo debacle is just ANOTHER huge misstep from a group that has already made so many others. As usual, by the time Mewtwo gets released to the public, it won’t even be a big deal. How could it be? I’ve spent the last month watching it be caught, powered up, and fought with  by You Tubers. I never minded that. But now it’s just not that special anymore. I wasn’t even that excited when we thought it would release on September 1st. Now it’s the 9th. And still you have the masses watching a few gym battles around the world where players are getting the chance to catch Mewtwo. I think I’m enjoying the Raikou raids more than I would a Mewtwo raid anyway. The whole Raid Invite thing just seems like more work than it’s worth at this time. You goofballs at Niantic have had several years to figure out this Mewtwo release and continue to royally screw up big releases. I understand that you may not have the tools to be successful at achieving the goals you have set for yourselves. Buuuut, one would assume after the Gagillions of dollars you have made, you could have hired someone by now who could at least show you how to implement a plan that would keep you from continually looking like idiots. Now….you could point to your bank account balance and scream scoreboard to me. But I would tell you, as I have in the past, with better decision making, you absolutely should have made more. Stop driving like Cole Trickle. Hire a Harry Hogge and win the race. How in God’s name could you guys screw up the release of Mewtwo. Unbelievable.

Thanks Dos for bringing it up. I didn’t even know I had all that frustration stored up inside. Might need to go see a PoGo shrink.:-)

Trainer
on September 9, 2017

You just need to go to Ninfa’s or Lupe. All will be well.

Trainer
on September 10, 2017

Hmmmm, now I have to add Harry Hogge and Cole Trickle to my internet search of batshit crazy.  My education obviously was not up to snuff.  Damn.  Now I have to look up “up to snuff” too.  I think I just need to go to bed now.

 

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