Pokemon Go fest experiences


#1

So as the festival kicked off in Chicago this morning I headed to the local park and was ready to put a lure at a couple of pokestops there. I had 5 but this morning they had disappeared? What gives?


#2

Did you by chance catch the time extension for gold?


#3

As far as I know it’s still 7pm eastern time or 6pm Chicago time. It lasts for a hour


#4

Ah well I was asking about the bonus extension times I missed what was said for gold on the twitch feed.
Bonus extension times
24 hour bronze
48 hour silver
Gold I didn’t catch


#5

If I remember well ‘Gold’ means the mystery challenge will be unlocked.


#6

Hmm don’t think so. Event said from 6-7 is the event to unlock that. The badges are time extensions for the boosts. But could be wrong.


#7

You’re probably right. I am watching twitchtv but that doesn’t help much


#8

Yeah they’ve been very bad about giving us data a second time. The announcer stood in front of the badge screen when I didn’t pay enough attention so missed gold. Even now they’ve removed the stats screen ugh. They’re doing rather bad streaming imho.


#9

Streaming? What streaming? :slight_smile:

I am staring at a picture all the time.


#10

As for a general idea of the event. They started the stream an hour late and everyone wasn’t even in the park. It’s a shame they’re this bad for a paid event while ingress events are free and always on time.


#11

Might be fun for the people at go fest, but based on my experience it’s just another day with maybe a few more lures…not even bothering with the 3rd window. They could have at least had a few more rare spawns or something. The spawns at the place I went were actually worse during the event than they usually are. Also seems like they lowered the catch rate and raised the flee rate

In a word: BLAH!


#12

Ok thanks. I didn’t catch any of that


#13

Played for 4-5 hours today. I caught two above 80% pikachu’s with an ash hat, a flaffy, and met 20-25 players out at a historical location I always farm at. Dropped 12 lures but didn’t attract any super rare mons (the Flaffy I caught didn’t spawn from a lure). All and all I caught 231 Mon’s, beat two raid bosses, and met some cool people while doing so.


#14

I played almost all day, doing errands in between and i saw fewer pokemon than on a usual day. I was a little disappointed BUT I will keep playing. Niantic is going to hit their stride soon!


#15