Pokemon GO!

Okay, the title kind of sucks.. but I can’t think of anything witty at this point in time. My brain is dead lately, due to not being able to sleep, and even when I do, I don’t rest, I wake up still as exhausted.

But, anyway, I’ve been a Pokemon fan for quite some time. My brother used to have a shit ton of cards when he was younger, and we’d have fun with them way back when. So, naturally, when GO came out, I had to get it. I had been waiting for it for a while, since it had been announced. But, managed to forget about it until just before it was officially released here in the states. My friends in other countries don’t have it yet, officially. So, not many have posted about it. But, I’ve been having quite a bit of fun playing it. In the complex I live at here in Michigan, there’s two Pokestops and a gym. They’re like right at the office building, so I either walk, or drive the car up there.

But, in less than a week, I’ve met more people playing it than I’ve met in a long time. And people make shit comments like “people should have been out socializing before now”.. well, there’s this thing known as anxiety, that has infected quite a few people in the last 20 years. And only those with it understand it. I hate the ignorance of those who don’t even /try/ to understand it. As I’ve said before, the fact that you have a common known interest makes the environment a LOT easier to strike up a conversation when you have anxiety.

That aside, this game has great potential. Being a player of Ingress (Niantic’s other geolocation game), this is bound to be a huge phenomenon (as it already is). The amount of people playing, causing the servers to crash tells you. Apparently, Google’s Niantic Labs wasn’t quite prepared for that. I guess they didn’t realize how many people actually like Pokemon. But the fact that the games didn’t require internet or servers to play means that they couldn’t gauge just how much of a load they’d take.

As an ending I’m just going to say what a friend of mine has said before. Don’t be friends with anyone who is aggressively elitist over their team. Anyone should be able to choose whatever team they want, and not shit talk the other. Joking is okay, however. As I do.

Also, expect an episode of The Max Evans Program about Pokemon GO and the most interesting things about it.. that will be coming in a few days. So, BE PREPARED!!