Pokemon Go Open Letter Hear Us Niantic Community Feels Unheard!
Trainers, it’s time for Niantic and Pokemon Go to hear us.
Here is the open letter to Niantic from the Pokemon Go community. We agree with everything that’s written in the letter, so feel free to check it out below. Also, don’t forget to sign the petition here.
We are writing to you on behalf of your customers (the Pokémon GO Community). We want to start off by letting you know that we love Pokémon GO. Not just GO, but the Pokémon franchise in general. We are and always will be passionate, loyal and vocal about our thoughts and concerns. We want Pokémon GO to succeed, and we want to be able to play this game (the game we love) for years to come.
Unfortunately, we, as a whole, feel unheard. Time and time again, our questions go unanswered; Our concerns are not addressed; And most importantly our needs are not taken into proper consideration.
As of now, we are specifically referring to the April 6 remote raid pass update. We do not agree with your decision, and the majority of us want you to know that “Limiting Remote Raids to 5 passes per day” will harm:
Rural trainers who lack adequate local community support
Trainers with disabilities who physically cannot get outside to play
Trainers who have severe social anxiety who struggle mentally to get outside to participate in in-person raids
Trainers who work night shifts and cannot participate during the day
Single parent trainers who are managing children, a household and a career with minimal time to spare
And most importantly of all, the Remote Raid changes will limit our global interaction with our trainers who we have developed tight bonds with over the last 3 years.
Every form of trainer has EQUAL and EVERY right to play and enjoy Pokémon GO.
At the end of the day, the world has evolved since the pandemic. The landscape of working, playing and interacting has evolved and changed. Trainers now work at home. Through the new work/life dynamic, rich remote communities were built. These communities are just as viable and strong as in-person communities. These communities are unique, special and one of a kind. And we know from the bottom of our hearts that there is equal room to have both types of communities flourish simultaneously.
If Niantic’s goal is to get trainers outside, reward players significantly for doing in-person raids. Reward:
GUARANTEED XL Rare Candy
Increased lucky friend odds during first time in-person raid interaction
Offer premium items such as Incubators, Star Pieces, etc from in-person raids
Incentivize the in person raids but do not take away and squander what we’ve built globally over the last 3+ years. Without remote raids, the opportunity to attend live events to meet with our global Pokémon GO friends will not be as enticing, exciting or robust.
We, as a global community, did not want the remote raid issue to come to this point, but as already mentioned, we are not heard. We are sad, distraught and discouraged because our interactions with our global friends will no longer be free to accommodate for every type of global Pokémon GO trainer.
Please, for the second time, #HearUsNiantic. Talk to your community. Talk to us. Let’s have a discussion.
The answer is beyond creating scarce limitation for remote raids but creating a rich incentivized environment to encourage local community congregation.
The Pokémon GO Community.”
It’s time to Hear Us Niantic. We won once and we will win once again.