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Re: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #930935 by The Lost Boys
Jul 13, 2016 9:19am
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Whew! Just when I was gettin' worried my kids weren't on their smart phones enough.
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Reply to: #930988 by Rocklun
Jul 13, 2016 11:41am
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I presume that means there will be knockoffs soon?
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Reply to: #930935 by The Lost Boys
Jul 13, 2016 11:45am
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Well, I tried to start a Pokémon GO thread on the Geocaching and Other Games board but it went nowhere, whereas this one -- on a board it clearly doesn't belong on -- is going great guns. Ryan, you can close down 90% of the boards on AQ, everything can get discussed on Letterbox Chatter.
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Reply to: #931001 by dingus dufus
Jul 13, 2016 4:38pm
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I keep seeing people out and about when normaly there is not a single soul. I think it's awesome that people are getting out. I'm a bit sad since I don't have a smart phone so I can't play too but really a great deal of these people would just be inside on their phones or whatever else, this way they are outside.
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Reply to: #930938 by MissMoon
Jul 13, 2016 5:48pm
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Why respond at all, if not for attention?...CLICK
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Reply to: #931012 by Kirbert
Jul 13, 2016 5:59pm
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Don't throw shade, Kirbert. It was my intention to promote the benefits of using Pokemon Go to inspire letterboxing...hence, mentioning said benefits on my original post....*sips tea*
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Reply to: #930981 by turkey feathers
Jul 13, 2016 7:37pm
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Sent this message via smoke signals, did ya?
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Reply to: #930988 by Rocklun
Jul 13, 2016 10:07pm
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My brother has worked in the game industry for 20+ years. Everyone is kicking their butts that they didn't come up with the idea first.

Don't worry. They're all now thinking up ideas to do something similar. Most will die quickly, but some others will catch on too, but not as well as Pokemon GO. One MAY exceed it eventually, but won't rise as quickly. There may even be one that you (every one of you) will be interested in.
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Reply to: #931012 by Kirbert
Jul 13, 2016 10:14pm
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Well, I tried to start a Pokémon GO thread on the Geocaching and Other Games board but it went nowhere, whereas this one -- on a board it clearly doesn't belong on -- is going great guns.

That's because this board has (nearly) everyone who reads the boards, but that other thread has only about 10% of this one. Apparently more people here are interested in Pokemon GO than are interested in geocaching.

Who's going to do the Pokemon series of letterboxes? Of course there doesn't have to be just one. Who's going to catch them all?
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Reply to: #931030 by kansas chick unstuck from OH
Jul 13, 2016 10:17pm
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I keep seeing people out and about when normaly there is not a single soul.

While I was out capturing munzees, I saw this group of about a dozen teens gathered around this small spot on a trail just off of the road. Another half dozen came up while I was walking by. I'm assuming that it is a poke-spot.
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Reply to: #931052 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 14, 2016 4:41am
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Where there are many Go players gathered, it could be one of two things, a Gym, where they can battle each other, or a PokeStop, where you can pick up free items, like poke balls, eggs, etc. If someone has attached/activated a Lure item at a PokeStop, this is what happens (text taken from a website):

When deployed, any PokeStop under the influence can be seen on the map with a shower of pink petals around the stop. This can be seen by all players, as Pokemon attracted to the location can be found by any player at that location - making it a great item to use with friends. A new Pokemon will show up approximately every 3 minutes.

So, instead of the player walking around in hopes of finding Pokemon, they are drawn to the PokeStop for a limited amount of time. ( yeah, both Pokemon and players, lol).

To get your freebies at a PokeStop, you spin the icon, and random items "pop" out. It's sort of fun, and takes about 5 seconds, maybe.
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Reply to: #931051 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 14, 2016 6:06am
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Who's going to do the Pokemon series of letterboxes?

I'm already planning an Eevee personal traveler, though I could be convinced to do an Eevee series, since that's one of my favorites, aside from Pikachu.
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Reply to: #930985 by marrtians
Jul 14, 2016 8:12am
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It is pretty fun. It's giving me a reason to get my fiancé out boxing with me, because he can get Pokemon on the way.
Also it's been a great cover as to why we're wandering around a park looking for things or sitting in an area too long. Twice people playing have noticed that we're playing but not that we were letterboxing at the same time!
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Reply to: #931070 by history buff
Jul 14, 2016 3:18pm
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And the thread comes full circle!!!
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Reply to: #930935 by The Lost Boys
Jul 14, 2016 4:27pm
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We saw a girl walk into traffic for a pokemon today. I also know a professor who had someone walk into her lecture, catch one, and leave without saying a word.

It's a cool idea, but people are surprisingly stupid.
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Reply to: #931011 by Kirbert
Jul 14, 2016 7:16pm
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I presume that means there will be knockoffs soon?

Soon? I made a game like this YEARS ago. Oddly, no-one wanted to find what I left lying around...
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Reply to: #931110 by fearlesscolon
Jul 14, 2016 7:19pm
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I made a game like this YEARS ago. Oddly, no-one wanted to find what I left lying around...

Ironically, even though yours was first, it would have been called "Pokemon Go Number Two".
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Reply to: #931110 by fearlesscolon
Jul 15, 2016 5:24am
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Have you seen the latest ... Chardonnay Go?
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Reply to: #931104 by The Lost Boys
Jul 15, 2016 7:00am
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Yes can we move it off of letterbox chatter. Games people play would be a more appropriate board. Hitting ignore thread after posting this one.