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Originally posted on Sandy McFadden: Since joining Automattic (and to the annoyance of some people, I’m sure) I tend to go on about how much I enjoy my job and the company itself. I’ve often been asked what it takes and what you need to know to get the…

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I'm sick of smiling, 15 years later...

...and so is my jaw

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Interesting. And very valid points, it's what I've said since the start. A burst over summer then nothing. 
Ok. So after grinding out PoGo for the last week and getting to level 23. I can say this game is basically Farmville. You collect your Pokémon, you evolve them, you level up. You collect more Pokémon you evolve them some more, and you level up more. You level up to where you outgrow your Pokémon and find more at higher CP making all the ones you just found and evolved useless. So you collect more, and evolve more. Rinse and repeat. With the occasional gym flipping back and forth. Maybe with some organization, you can get a gym to high level where it might last a few days, but it could still be easily taken down by 2 or 3 people.

From being out in the crowds of zombies each night grinding this shit out. I have noticed that a lot of these people are just out playing because their friends are. And will most likely lose interest in the next few weeks. Not to mention the XP grind that comes from level 20 up. No way the regular Joes in life are going to grind out those levels. Even if Niantic/Nintendo lowers the amount needed to level drastically, people will still lose interest in the same shit over and over.

So in the meantime, +Niantic  is removing portals, yes portals, from places that are making news stories and complaining about to much traffic. AND they even opened up a site so that people can now submit new locations for Pokéstops and gyms. This after shutting down submissions in Ingress over a year ago because they couldn’t handle all the submissions anymore. Wait until everyone spams them now with b.s. places.

So once this Farmville craze is over, we as +Ingress  players are going to be left with less portals, less players, and less access to areas we used to play in with no issues. Not to mention the cops that will really be eyeballing those of us that enjoy late night slow rolls through towns. And what about the missions and/or mosaics that were in these areas that have now had the portals removed? I guess eff those then right?

/rant off. Comment as you would like.


+John Hanke +NIA Ops  +Ethan Lepouttre  +Matilde Tusberti  +Archit Bhargava  +Anne Beuttenmüller  +Nintendo +Pokémon GO 
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Woo stickers!

I was so excited to see the latest update have "Fixes for Apple Push Notifications"

That's not worked at all, if anything notifications are worse. getting push messages hours after attacks, alerts coming out of order or not at all. Pretty useless! 

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Hacked my first three in past 24 hours. Still no idea how they work.
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We lost Dundee, and Tayside, and Perthshire, and Fife, and Angus. and a few other places.

Props to @magicdel for the keys and planning.
2.279Mil MU total.
New Black for agent @PeterRomaniuk
MagicDel helped another region too.

+Home Guard - Resistance UK


#dafties
#losttowns
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Since moving away from Google, I've noticed a huge dip in Notifications and scanner quality.

This morning, for example, I had blast notifications for a few portals but the pattern seemed odd. So I checked my emails to see if any scanner notifications were missing (as is sometimes the case) but lo behold - not a single email for this agent's activity!
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