To say that it has not been a very good time to be a Pokemon GO person can be an understatement. Niantic has been receiving quite a bit of criticism, and it isn’t for no cause. Earlier this month, Niantic had announced that quality-of-life advantages that had been established attributable to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic had been being eliminated.
However, there are two issues. Not solely is the pandemic nonetheless going, however folks have more and more favored the adjustments in the recreation, regardless of the pandemic. One main cause why is that, not solely have these changes to the recreation helped these socially distancing attributable to the pandemic, nevertheless it has additionally made the recreation extra accessible. People which might be disabled and have restricted mobility are in a position to take pleasure in the recreation extra.
Some of the adjustments have even made the recreation extra balanced. This consists of the Incense merchandise, used to draw Pokemon, turning into helpful, together with the elevated attain and assured Gifts at PokéStops, and the strolling requirement for the GO Battle League being eliminated. GO Battle League’s strolling requirement has remained gone, however sadly, the overwhelming majority of these adjustments and bonuses had been solely going to be short-term, and as beforehand said, they had been eliminated earlier this month.
However, Niantic has proven indicators of listening. They have confirmed on Twitter that “from now on, 80 meters will be the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms globally” as a result of “we’ve heard you and understand that this has been a welcome benefit to many players”. They additionally confirmed that there can be extra to share subsequent week, round September 1st. Their tweets about the matter are down beneath.