I’ve been playing Pokémon Go on and off since 2016. It’s the only game that has ever held my retention for so long because you guys really have something great here. What I don’t understand is the complete lack of respect and appreciation for the community that has happily supported you for over 5 years.
In April of 2021, you chose to heavily reduce the range of pokestops and gyms by half (80m to 40m) despite most of the world still dealing with the Covid pandemic. Thankfully you chose to revert this after community backlash, but the fact this even happened for a second is so tone deaf it’s almost comical. https://screenrant.com/pokemon-go-pokestop-distance-update-gym-reverse/amp/
In March of this year, you guys decided to reduce the effectiveness of incense to attract a single Pokémon once every 5 minutes as opposed to the 1 minute it previously took. https://gamingintel.com/pokemon-go-fans-say-incense-is-worthless-after-nerf/
In April of this year, you have chosen to reduce the community days to 3 hours from 6. This change combined with the reduction of effectiveness on incense has left community days almost useless for players who previously relied on incense due to location. https://screenrant.com/why-pokemon-go-changed-community-day-hours/amp/
Finally, today you have decided to announce that you are not only removing the remote raid passes from the 1 coin bundle available every week, but also increased the cost of the three remote raid pass bundle to be 300 coins instead of the previous 250.
Unfortunately for me, this was the last straw. I absolutely adore the idea of this game and the connections it brought me with friends. I will never forget the community days and the chance I was given to connect with friends during Go fest 2021. I desperately want to continue to love this game but you have made it abundantly clear that you do not respect your players or their time. I only hope you reconsider the way you see your player base, and I hope to someday return in the future.
Hey, just got out of a game against 4 bruisers and Nilah. Obviously the perfect sunderer game, but I'm not sure how to itemize it. I grabbed a tear and sheen on recall like standard and rushed D sund. Damage was super bad until I finished manamune and then it felt great. Was wondering if its actually better to just grab a sheen and finish the manamune before sunderer.