Niantic’s Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm. Who knew that the fun of Pokemon extended throughout the generations to the point that young and old would be found enjoying the game. From young kids chasing their digital dreams, to parents and their kids running around town together, to even 80-year-old ladies shuffling through town chasing Poke stops. (Yes, I have seen that.)
But at some point the fun becomes a chore and suddenly you’re backing off and not playing as much, or as some reports suggest, over 15 million users have dropped off the face of the Pokemon GO planet. What’s up with that? I can take a guess, that’s for sure.
Oh, but where to start?
For one, it is fun chasing the little beasties around up until you’re about 15th to 20th level. Then it gets very tiresome if all you’re looking for is a bit of escape from the real world. By around 20th+ level, you’re looking at 100,000, 125,000 points per level. F! that!
Wow, in the time it takes most apps to burn through 10% of your battery, Pokemon GO can rip through 30-50% of your battery. You can turn the phone upside-down to save the battery but it turns itself off after being upside down for about five minutes, so that doesn’t work.
The game won’t work when you turn off the screen. It won’t run when it’s shuffled back as a background process. My guess is all the data its collecting on the user just preempts the opportunity to turn off features to save battery.
The popular theory skinny is that the battery usage is from using the GPS function as much as it does, since it doesn’t use hardly any data over your bandwidth. Which sounds fine on the surface, but if that were true, then my running app would have burned out my battery long ago, and it never has.
No, I think battery usage is coming from lighting up the screen as much as users do and the app. Looking at my battery usage, my SCREEN accounts for 46%, Pokemon Go – 27%. Yep, I’m still banking on Pokemon Go, considering its right behind Facebook for data usage.
Stupid F*ing Egg Hatching
Despite being around 23rd level, I see mostly 2km eggs, very few 5km eggs and so far, only 1 10km egg after all this time. WTF?
How can I get rid of the 2km eggs? Is there some way to just dump them? I only ask because I’ve hatched 8 this weekend, just tying to get rid of them, and then, to hit up a Poke stop and guess what? More 2km eggs. Thanks Niantic!
My Razz Berries don’t seem to have any affect any more. And yes, that’s when I throw balls when the target circle is at its smallest point.
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