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Pokémon GO tests reduced timers for Raids, why not just enable the Ready button?

Trainers heads up! Niantic and Pokémon GO are tweaking how Raids work, and if you’re in one of the selected test regions, you’ll notice the Raid experience is about to speed up. But it’s not all smooth sailing.

Niantic has announced a new experiment that focuses on Tier 1 and Tier 3 Raids in certain areas. What’s changing? The pre-Raid countdown timers. Tier 1 Raids are now down to a brisk 60-second wait, while Tier 3 Raids will keep you on hold for 80 seconds. Less waiting, more action.

Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, why reduce timers when we already have a ‘Ready’ button? Especially when you want to invite others to join a Tier 1 or Tier 3 Raid, these truncated timers make it feel like a race against the clock. Niantic, wouldn’t it be easier to keep that Ready button functional for all Raids?

We’d love to hear your take on this. Is Niantic onto something, or is this another confusing change? Please feel free to express your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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