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Old 07-13-2016, 11:33 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It gets people outside walking and possibly socializing, I think it's good for simply that fact. Better than sitting inside playing video or computer games. Anyways I think the best city would be one with mild, pleasant weather. So probably coastal CA. Maybe Hawaii too.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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It gets people outside walking and possibly socializing, I think it's good for simply that fact. Better than sitting inside playing video or computer games. Anyways I think the best city would be one with mild, pleasant weather. So probably coastal CA. Maybe Hawaii too.
I walked four miles yesterday, and I didn't even know it. I haven't really played the game today because today has been super busy for me, I have met a lot of people through the game. Maybe this well help get rid of childhood obesity, and even moreso, young adult/teenager obesity. Most of the people playing are Millennials, it appears to be the 18-30 range.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:39 PM
 
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I walked four miles yesterday, and I didn't even know it. I haven't really played the game today because today has been super busy for me, I have met a lot of people through the game. Maybe this well help get rid of childhood obesity, and even moreso, young adult/teenager obesity. Most of the people playing are Millennials, it appears to be the 18-30 range.
They have to be careful of robbers like these, though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBVrPWwSlRM
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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I've heard it's quickly turning into a rule 34 situation. Can't wait for the parents/religious backlash. That'll be some good entertainment right there.

Also seems like the next illogical step is to play it on dates. So you can be alone together...
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Would assume most of the big cities have a subreddit community set
Up to help find where the good ones are at

https://m.reddit.com/r/PokemonGoPhilly/

It seems Dragonite was the big catch in my neighborhood last night.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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LOL. First of all, this is the best game ever. I'm obsessed. So I'll partially explain things for those who don't know:

The game relies on two key places: Pokestops and Gyms. Now both of these are locations shared by Niantic's other game called Ingress, which collected map data from Google to name key landmarks and other places where people may congregate, to locate these stops. Now many of these places and "landmarks" are submitted by the users of Ingress. You need Pokestops to get Pokeballs needed to actually catch Pokemon, along with other items. Gyms are needed to battle other players and support other team members.

Because these locations are based on places of congregation (think stadiums, actual gyms, convention centers, etc.) and landmarks (think memorial benches, gardens, and other places of interest), and the need to walk around to play the game appropriately, a place like NYC is best fit for the game if your goal is to gym battle.

Now the downside to a place like NYC is that NYC is heavily urbanized, we all know this. Niantic has different types of pokemon spawn in different types of areas. Since NYC is almost solely urban with a lack of open space areas a few certain types of pokemon would spawn in a lot of its neighborhoods. To be able to "catch em all" one would have to go to parks, seaside/river locations, industrial areas, mountains/forests, go at nighttime, go to desert areas, in order to really find all the types relatively easily. NYC isn't in the easiest of access to forest/mountain areas or deserts, which will limit one's ability to get the types of pokemon that spawn in these areas. NYC's heavily urban disposition really only benefits urban-spawning pokemon which frankly pop up in every city, the only benefit for NYC is the concentration of Pokestops/gyms in a walking distance.

So in my humble opinion, I will vote Los Angeles to be the best city. Southern California has an easy access to the beach which will find water pokemon, along with the desert, tall mountains, heavily urban pockets, industrial areas like Long Beach, and parks. So Los Angeles and San Diego should be the best two cities for this game. Very dense cities in the Northeast could also work as my second opinion, like NYC and Boston.

I live in Tucson and the game has been fun, I can find most Pokemon but I cannot find water type pokemon easily (I still can but it's hard) because, well, I'm in a desert. This is another reason why I nominated SoCal is because it is a lot like here but with an ocean.

As long as you live in a city with a large variety of areas then you should be good to go. Doesn't matter the size. If it's more walkable, it will be easier. The game only sucks if you live in rural areas.
Hmm. Right.

I guess I was too old for Pokemon when it started to overtake the imagination of this younger class of Millennials. Now if they come out with a Thundercats app, you just might find me getting robbed in East New York housing projects or something.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Anyone else having problems with the servers? At almost half of my catches the game freezes.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I think the obvious answer is San Fransisco given the fact that the game company that made it is based there. They probably had to do a hell of a lot of different Use Cases to get it to work correctly with such a large user base.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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it's dumb fad of a game...screwit
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