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I had never even heard of this until our plant manager put out a plant-wide e-mail on Wednesday telling people that they were not allowed to be playing Pokemon Go in the plant or in the parking lot. Of course, I then had to Google Pokemon Go just to find out what the hell he was even talking about.

 

Then there was a subsequent e-mail from one of our HR folks PLEADING for people to not play it while driving. I was amazed that this person would have to even put out a communication like this, but sadly we all know about all of the stupid people we have running around our society these days.

 

On the other hand, if the game gets folks out exercising, walking and having fun, I'm all for it. As several people have already mentioned - as long as they're doing it safely and respectively.

 

Also as prozach said - make sure that they keep it away from the beer vendors at theme parks. There has to be some limitations and this is one that should be strictly enforced with no exceptions!

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Looks like we just missed you at SeaWorld by a couple of days! (we were there Wednesday, and tho we did see a lot of folks on their phones, most of them seemed to be texting rather than playing Pokemon Go. . . .LOL. . so that's a difference in the pictures we took )

 

LOTS of folks were playing it at BGT tho. . .

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I've been enjoying this game fully for the past week. My strongest Pokemon so far is a Hypno with CP912 and I just need two more Eevees to have enough candy to evolve my strongest one. I'm going to try to use the naming hack to get a Flareon.

 

What's really amazed me about this game isn't how many people got on board (it was always expected this would be huge since it was announced), but how many complete strangers are socializing with one another over this game. I went to Valleyfair and MOA this weekend for Pokemon Go, and usually when I go to places like this, nobody says "boo" to me. I was approached by many people who could see I was playing the game asking about my Pokemon or if I've seen a Jynx nearby or anything like that. Even struck up some good conversations. It was a completely different experience than my normal solitary weekend outings.

 

It's funny some parks have good Pokemon and others don't, but I wonder if that's just the territory built into the game. Valleyfair had a plethora of Pokestops (Dinosaurs Alive by itself had about 10!), but nothing but Rattatas and Pidgeys to catch. MOA had less Pokestops but far more of a Pokemon variety (I caught my first Magnemites, Voltorbs, Koffings, Abras, and even a KABUTO there!), and kudos to MOA for being great hosts to the Pokemon Go players. They had phone charge stations in the rotunda and were really accommodating to all the people who came to the mall to play the game. But that's the whole point of the game. You have to go out to find which places are the best

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They're being VERY smart about this. The game may have staying power, it may not... but to be safe I think jumping in within the first week or two is a smart move. It seems like the parks are all scrambling to strike while the iron's hot.

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Who else doesn't play pokemon go aside from me? LOL

I really don't understand the point of the people who seem to be priding themselves on NOT doing something. Here's a news flash for you - No one gives a crap. I mean, I'm sure there's a lot of things that I don't do that other people do, but you don't see me making posts like....

 

"Who else doesn't listen to country music besides me?" in the country music thread?

"Who else doesn't eat pizza besides me?" in some food thread, etc, etc...

 

So here's the deal, if you play the game, GREAT! If you don't play the game....

 

WHY ARE YOU EVEN READING THIS THREAD?!?!?!?

 

--Robb "Just can't stand pointless stupid posts from moronic people..." Alvey

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Magic mountain announced 70 pokestops to all of the SEASONPASS holders

 

 

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I believe every Six Flags park did that. I love seeing so many parks and businesses utilize the craze to their advantage...everybody wins: the players and the businesses.

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Magic mountain announced 70 pokestops to all of the SEASONPASS holders

 

 

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I believe every Six Flags park did that. I love seeing so many parks and businesses utilize the craze to their advantage...everybody wins: the players and the businesses.

 

I agree 100%

 

 

 

 

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Magic mountain announced 70 pokestops to all of the SEASONPASS holders

I'm not sure I understand this. How can they be available to only season pass holders? The game has no way of knowing who has a pass.

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^ I'm guessing he means that the park told only season pass holders about these 70 pokestops.....like a heads up that they're there.

 

I think the concept of this game is really great, and I love how it's getting people out and about and active! Hunting for them while at a park has to be pretty fun, as Robb's pictures from Sea World showed!!

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Magic mountain announced 70 pokestops to all of the SEASONPASS holders

I'm not sure I understand this. How can they be available to only season pass holders? The game has no way of knowing who has a pass.

 

Yeah I was confused by this too. Also 70 Pokestops? That's ridiculously impressive.

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I've heard Cedar Point has over 100 but I don't know if that's actually true since I heard it from some random non-enthusiast person on some random forum elsewhere and didn't bother to check.

A 10 second Google search will confirm this!

 

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I've heard Cedar Point has over 100 but I don't know if that's actually true since I heard it from some random non-enthusiast person on some random forum elsewhere and didn't bother to check.

A 10 second Google search will confirm this!

 

 

 

Oh crap, I'm going to need a lot of battery packs with me at Cedar Point!

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There`s something that I`m not "getting". There`s so much discussion going on in this thread absout social problems that could be related to Pokemon Go. But why is noone talking about radiation? There are more and more and more things making the use of smartphones and handys attractive...while the World Health Organization (WHO) still says that handy and smartphone radiation could potentially cause cancer. So....would`t it be reasonable to always stay a little careful about everything that makes us use them even more? And if it could cause any kind of damage to brain cells (scientists are not sure about that, no long term studys yet, but it`s possible!) shouldn`t we keep those little machines especially away from our childrens heads?

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