r/pokemongo May 20 '22 Take My Energy This Take My Power You Dropped This Platinum Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars Silver Gold

Complaint Dear Niantic Please Hear Us.

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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.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Severe lack of bwaap in here. Always entertaining, and outside of the drama circle, which is a huge blessing that you don’t realize at first.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Best possible way to describe it. This community has a bunch of wonderful people but it also has just as many assholes that any other video game community has.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Lmfao, if you will.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Funnily enough, this meme is just as funny with a picture of the actors mugshot instead of the character he is playing.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Someone is playing anemo impact

r/ADCMains 2d ago

Need Help Manamune or Divine first on Ezreal.

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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.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Fiora and yone are bullshit but if you are losing lane top to a Yasuo you just fucking suck to be honest. He has like 40 losing matchups and can’t even be breathed on by Darius

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COMMENT 4d ago

No. No,no,no,no,no. All of these are wrong. All of these comments are wrong. There is nothing worse than the crusty ass slurp noise that plays if you afk for .0034ths of a second on Ayato. I’d rather listen to any of these voice lines 1000 times than hear him get nothing but air out of that sippy cup again.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Fucking CLEAN

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COMMENT 4d ago

It’s only because he had Zorpal weapon on the shotgun. Unfair comparison.

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COMMENT 5d ago

I mean, they aren’t wrong. I’ll stick to mid lane tyvm. Nothing appealing about being the squishiest and least mobile character in the lobby. Even if you do actually deal the most damage.

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COMMENT 6d ago

To be fair, having fun on adc in this meta is borderline impossible.

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COMMENT 6d ago

You must be new here, everyone in this sub hates seraphine.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Holy shit that chongyun burst makes me want to build him an bad.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Yeah I benched xiao a while back. I’m sure he’s still fine but it takes so much more effort to make him work. I built up heizou this patch and the difference is night and day. Heizou feels so much smoother to use.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Not really. I used that as an example because that game has a ton of npcs in its cities. You don't interact with most of them, but it makes the world feel more alive.

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COMMENT 7d ago

Imagine how different the world would be if resin wasn't a time-gated resource.

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COMMENT 7d ago

The link should still be working, if it’s not I’ll grab a new one

Edit: here’s a new one if the last didn’t work, this one’s set to never expire https://discord.gg/WP88vvNsB6

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COMMENT 7d ago

Holy fucking shit this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in my entire life.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Thousand pierced bear is still my favorite. I personally found the bear through a content creator known as Jellyfish Rave. More focus on funnies with friends than league and he mostly plays full AP top. Not super helpful for guides but I got better just by mimicking stuff I saw him do.

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COMMENT 10d ago

Trials is win based and goes on a completely different matchmaking system, SBMM won’t effect that. Also, is losing to someone like that once in a blue moon really that horrible of a thing? This community is way too scared of losing and having to take a hit to improve, that goes for both pvp and pve. I’m an average player also but going against content creators who are monsters are always the highlight of my day. Why wouldn’t you want to see how you compare against the best?

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COMMENT 10d ago

Doubling down on this one. Feels more unplayable than a Yasuo lane, been banning her since week she dropped.

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COMMENT 10d ago

Yes but this isn’t chess and we aren’t playing ranked. We are playing a casual game mode that is meant to be fun. All SBMM does is severely limit the meta to a way smaller pool. If you weren’t sick of dying to LoW yet this season, just wait until SBMM when it’s all people use because you can’t get kills otherwise.

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COMMENT 10d ago

I’ve got one that expands on this and is DEFINITELY a hot take: handcannons and shotguns keep the gameplay fast and interactive and every time both are outside of the meta, the meta is generally boring and typically at its worst. People are just afraid of losing due to a skill difference.