While video diversion prolongation might be in misunderstanding with whole studios operative from home, indeed personification video games is one of a usually things many stuck-inside quarantiners can do as state after state, nation after nation issues “shelter in place” orders where we radically can’t go anywhere solely a pharmacy or grocery store.
One of a usually games this directly impacts is Niantic’s Pokémon GO, a diversion that relies on being outside, personification with other people in tighten vicinity and visiting renouned landmarks. This has always been one of a many singular appeals, as so few games are this outdoorsy and social, yet now in a tellurian pandemic, it’s a outrageous wreckage to a core concept.
Niantic has already attempted a few things to enthuse continued Pokémon GO gameplay, increasing spawns and such, but now they’re going a step further with a slew of new changes and additions to a diversion meant to enthuse players to stay indoors as many as possible.
Here’s what’s changing:
There’s now 3x XP and Stardust from your initial locate of a day. This reward stacks with Star Pieces and Lucky Eggs.
There is now a 1 PokeCoin gold (essentially free) that gives we 100 Pokeballs, that is meant to fight a problem that many people can't (or during slightest should not) go to Pokestops for a uninformed supply. These bundles will change any week to new items, and there’s already another one that’s 1 silver for 30 scent so we indeed have something to catch.
You can now lift 20 gifts in your register and open 30 daily, as this is an aspect of a diversion that relies on carrying friends that we don’t indeed have to see in person. Gifts will now enclose some-more Pokeballs than usual.
These will expected not be a final changes to a game. we have listened a common ask from players about a intensity for a “plantable” PokeStop that we could say, place on your home to get equipment from, yet that might only be sad meditative (rural players have been requesting something like that for years).
I do not enviousness Niantic perplexing to figure out how to keep people personification a diversion designed to be amicable and outdoor in a tellurian pandemic, yet they’re doing their best. More to come.