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We're specifically talking about the controversy over the three-step 'nearby' feature. Niantic addressed the issue in the following statement today:


Trainers,

As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.

- We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.

- We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an... interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).

We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.

Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.

The Pokémon GO team


And here are a couple developed thoughts offered up by some members of the Pokémon GO community. Ths one in particular is one weird-ransom-note-font away from being a brick through Niantic's window...



Annd if you're up for a longer read:

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Jimmy Derocher wanted to prove to everyone out there that was saying it was impossible to get one million XP in a day, wrong...unfortunately, Niantic wasn't so down for the occasion. Derocher went ahead and put together a special walking plan for his goal as well:



“We place[d] in-game lures on 10 Pokestops in a 0.2 mile loop, which we [planned to] walk over and over,” Derocher said. “People casually call it ‘Jimmy’s loop.’”

Derocher even tried reaching out to Niantic before taking on the challenge, asking them if he could be 'whitelisted.'



Even though Derocher did end up getting softbanned he was still able to raise a decent enough amount of money for charity.

“I logged 25 miles using the app Charity Miles, and we’ll be able to donate $50-60 to charity thanks to stream donations,” Derocher said. “[But] we easily could’ve seen 1.5x that mileage and 5-10x the charity donations given...a full stream.”

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Dude Pairs His Pokémon GO Collection With Fitting Names for His Girlfriend

When your dedication to catch 'em all becomes so extreme that you start seeing the people around you as actual Pokémon, it might be time to step away from Pokémon GO for awhile. However, if your girlfriend is completely chill with becoming the face of your collection, go for it. But I might rename some of these if you want to keep your testicles... Because if some of these are accurate you won't be doing yourself any favors by giving your Pokemon these names based on her and her behavior. If you thought these names were a riot, you have to check out some of the best unfortunate names that people have been called by their parents. 

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