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Is Pokemon Go Losing Its Breath? Are The Developers Sleeping?

I remember when it first Pokemon Go came out people laughed at me when I said the hype train wouldn’t keep going.

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Pokemon Go is experiencing what every MMO does- and make no mistake. Pokemon Go is just an MMO, sure it’s an ARG that brings you out into the real world blah blah blah, but at its core, it is a massively multiplayer online game powered/funding by a real-money store.

Due to the IP, the fact it’s an ARG, and some of the awesome features included or promised, Pokemon Go exploded in popularity more than most MMOs would, but on the first launch, every MMO has a huge surge in players. The “cult of the new”.

As the game progresses, the “new game smell” wears off. Some people wander off to the next shiny new thing. Others finished the available content and stop playing much until there’re updates.

Others still, once the game is no longer new and shiny, just vastly reduce their playing time. Some decide the game wasn’t for them. Some return to the loving arms of their previous addiction.

Major update and bug fixes will bring new players in Pokemon Go

Plus there’s the inevitable bugs/nerfs/changes which put people off when they’re not fixed. Pokemon Go has its share of those. The game was released and marketed as a “full game” with updates coming, what we actually downloaded was a beta, in which they broke several key features.. one of which they couldn’t be arsed to fix several months afterwards.

Given the comparatively small amount of content Pokemon Go actually has (40 levels, only 30 of which really matter currently) and 142 available Pokemon to non-world-travelers, and the issues the game currently has… yes, a downswing is inevitable- a harsh downswing.

When they do a major update, fixing problems and/or creating new content, however, there will be a major surge of returning (and new) players… which will then subside, and the ebb and flow of the player base will begin.

Major update and bug fixes

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Our Score

If they fix the bugs, all Pokemon Go players will come back.

User Rating: 2.44 ( 4 votes)

About Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform. But, who knows, Angel might get me a PS4 Pro soon.

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  • Josiah Higginson

    Seriously?
    SERIOUSLY?!

    I mean, I’m honored you liked what I said so much to want to repeat it.. but seriously? You copy/pasted my post from Facebook and posted it as your own article?

    Looks like my comment was deleted though- which tells me you’re in one of the Pokemon Go groups I am.

    And, for that matter, the article headline has absolutely nothing to do with what I said/you stole.

    Do us all a favor, and learn to actually write your own damn content.

    • This was created by our author Dexter and it’s 100% legit. If you think it was yours you can definitely go and report this to a higher instance. Anyway, thanks for trying holding us down, you won’t succeed.

      • Josiah Higginson

        Seeing as my original post was deleted from Facebook- I really can’t provide proof. I do ask you this though: why would I choose this poorly written and unprofessional opinion piece to claim I wrote, if I were just “trying holding you down”? I’d seriously like to know what I could possibly have to gain from lying to claim that this was my writing?

        I’m not even trying to put your site down, by the way. I’m just calling out your hack of a writer for not even bothering to try and disguise his plagiarism. He could have at least cleaned it up, gotten rid of my excessive use of ‘..’, merged a couple of the rambling lines in to coherent paragraphs, and maybe not referred to features of the game as “blah blah blah”.

        You can believe I am just some jealous, bitter nerd who decided to latch on to a random post and claim it was mine if you like, you can pretend that it makes perfect sense that some random schmuck who had never heard of your site before today would specifically sign up, on this of all possible articles, to call out the “author” for being a no-talent hack (and plagiarizing another no-talent hack). I can’t stop you from believing it. The important part, is Dexter will always know that he didn’t actually write this, that I know he slapped his name on my writing, and that what he snagged was a poorly written, off-the-cuff Facebook post and really wasn’t enough content or of sufficient quality to be worthy of actually being posted on any quality gaming news site.

        With that, I bid you good day, sir!