FCBayernMunchen wrote:There are admittedly negative aspects to the app, such as being constantly on our phones, draining data plans quickly, having to constantly charge your phone, and the worrying number of accidents that have happened because people do not pay attention to their surroundings (so much so that the game gives a warning while loading). But I firmly believe that this is one of the best things that has happened to digital technology in recent years. People are going out every day and are eager to do so, strangers are speaking to each other and making friends, exercising is probably at its highest since the pre-cheap car age, and there are ample accounts online and also some I've personally heard about people struggling with severe depression whose lives have been made much better thanks to this game getting them to go out and talk to people.
For some reason people are attacking this game, maybe because it's a craze so that's bound to happen, but this has done a lot of good. I'd much rather see someone go out everyday even if he/she is glued to their phone rather than see the same person at home every day playing COD or something.
Absolutely, this is pretty much everything about GO. I do find it kind of beautiful that people go out more because of a digital game.
And for people who've always been playing Pokemon over the years, it's a breath of fresh air to see it becoming mainstream again. The flipside is that there is always that saltiness from feeling of entitlement coming from the "loyal" Pokemon fans (which I find weird, I don't feel it at all), something that can be likened to some of us disliking people who only follow football during the World Cup or start to follow Bayern after 2013.
Most of the problems that arise from this can be very easily dealt with by making the app able to run on background, which is baffling that they haven't made so yet. I suppose that's why they sell the Pokemon GO Plus devices, but they don't do that much and sell for a ridiculous £35.