Las raids of Pokémon GO they are very fun events, but also some of the most challenging in the game. And Niantic’s changes have only made things worse.
The company increased the price of Remote Raid Passes to almost double, in addition to limiting daily Remote Raids to a maximum of five. These changes were enough to destroy the experience of thousands, who have not hesitated to speak out on social networks.
Next we will see how these changes have made it difficult to raids of Pokémon GO for many coaches.
Some players can’t find help for raids of Pokémon GO
Las remote incursions of Pokémon GO They are necessary to be able to defeat the powerful bosses in the game, especially the legendary and Mega Evolved ones. However, finding help seems increasingly difficult.
Player Caldwell-luc has reported his terrible experience following the changes. He lives in a small city with about a hundred thousand people, few of whom play Pokémon GO.
As he says, he arrived at a Lugia Raid with his son at 7:30, but no one was present. She then decided to turn to the free app PokeGenie to find remote help, but the queue was huge. After 40 minutes of waiting and only 3 minutes left for the Raid to end, she still had 66 other hosts ahead of her.
And it is not the only similar case.
PokéGenie is no longer enough for Raids
Players used to ask for help from Remote Raids in Pokémon GO, and apps like PokéGenie or Raid Finder were the means to do it. However, these could soon become obsolete, as they now have fewer remote players.
Some players commented that they decided to raid with their group of five friends. However, at the time of the Raid, three of them had already exhausted their daily limits. This is an inconvenience for those who live in rural areas, but there are also complaints from players with disabilities, health problems and few resources for transportation.
A player arrived 25 minutes before a Lopunny Mega Raid in order to have time to complete it quietly. However, by the time it was time to join, he still had 57 hosts ahead of him.
Luizbep shares that something similar happened to him, starting a room in PokeGenie right when Lugia appeared. However, by the end of the Incursion, it only moved from position 355 to 55.
Day 1 post-Remote Raid Squash Experience
by u/Caldwell-luc in pokemongo
Now the raids of Pokémon GO will they be impossible?
Not having so many facilities for the remote incursions of Pokémon GOMany players simply won’t be able to Raid. This has been a reason for discontent among fans for some time, since these results were already expected.
That being said, it is difficult to predict the impact of changes in the long term. Players may be forced to attend gyms in person, even in rural areas. Niantic should accompany these changes with more Gyms in less populated areas, or enough incentives to mobilize players.
It is also possible that communities adopt Campfire, the app designed to help gamers of Pokémon GO to find other trainers in their areas. This would make organizing teams for Raids much easier for years to come.
Niantic has said that the changes to the remote incursions of Pokémon GO they were necessary for the app to remain “viable”. It seems that both the company and the community will have to find a middle ground if they want to continue enjoying the fun augmented reality project.