Title: Re:Pokémon GO Community Day - June 2022 - Deino
This blatant attack on players by limiting Remote Raid passes and limiting Community DAY to 3 hours instead of any 3 hour block during the day is really Niantic attacking their own player base and making Pokémon GO a game that needs to have governmental review for safety concerns.
So if in your area, there are thunderstorms during the 3-hour block, you can't really participate in the game. 11am-2pm is the heat of the day. The SW USA is getting 100f+ temperatures already. They are forcing play at a given time, despite any safety concerns that maybe at that time period. But no, you must play between 11 and 2PM even though early morning or early evening has less UV.
I will be adding a warning at the beginning of all Pokémon GO articles from this point on that in anyway restrict Remote game play or limit the time of day you are required to play.
Title: Re:Pokémon GO - New social features, as well as updates for ...
Niantic should call these new anti-social features as all that changing having a cheap raid token a week and raising the price of the 3 pack remote raid bundle does is make it harder for people to actually play with friends. Many people DO NOT WANT to play with strangers in local raids. Setting up local raids with enough players will be even harder now because often remote players were helpful to boost the player counts to get a successful raid.
Not everyone lives in mega cities with gyms on every block. Also, many of our friends live around the world, 1000km's away, in countries that STILL have travel restrictions in place, making it impossible to play locally.
Overall the series was better than GET TV but it really never had anything specifically unique like exclusive big announcements or very many on location shoots which made the previous variety shows a lot more popular. The next series isn't looking very good though from the first preview.
I'm glad they are doing an audio series like this to give the Pokémon franchise in general a different medium to tell stories and expand characters. It's been almost a decade since the Rocket Gang Radio series.