It’s just that really, I’m really ambivalent about it but I’ll qualify that below. But first I’ll set my benchmark - I’m naturally niantic-skeptic but I thought GoFest was brilliant, yes it had glitches but for an unprecedented global scale event put together at fairly short notice I think it was a great success.
When I first saw the Kanto Tour event announcement I half laughed at it, seemed ridiculous for basically boosted spawns for missing shinies, especially as it was around the same time as the borderline criminal Mr Rime event. But as it became clear UK lockdown would be happening post-Christmas into spring and as I usually buy the CD mini tickets anyway, I caved and bought it.
Looking now, I appreciate nothing is clear about it and if the bar is lowered as it was at GoFest all will be well. The skeptic in me can see potential bottlenecks, annoyance and lost quests/gameplay. As I understand it, if you complete the main quest (catch 150 kanto) in time, which appears to be dependent on someone you know within 40k having your missing pokemon, you get a second questline.
The skeptic in me says:
- Ditto- that’s a right bastard to find
- What if I can’t trade locally for what I miss?
- What if I just don’t find everything
- Niantic will somehow make a mess of it
The GoFest based optimist in me says:
- I bet ditto is a mid-quest reward/is incredibly boosted
- Loads of my friends will play
- You probably get all week
- GoFest was fine/made up later
I’m genuinely looking for reasons to look forward to this day not to bash niantic (we all know they’re a bunch of half-arsed, money grabbers - it’s been said enough) but without simply being blindly optimistic.
Anyone else looking forward to it or having buyer’s remorse?