Niantic Working on a Fix For Pokemon Go Catch Issues

Niantic Working on a Fix For Pokemon Go Catch Issues

Niantic as acknowledged a bug that impacts catch rates in Pokemon Go, assuring players that a fix is in the works.

A number of Pokemon Go players - myself included - have voiced concerns over what appeared to be a decreased catch rate in Pokemon Go since the most recent patch. Weak Pokemon are breaking free more frequently, and players are no longer receiving XP bonuses for Nice, Great, and Excellent throws. Niantic has addressed the issue on Twitter, assuring players that it is working on a fix.

"Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus," the tweet reads. "We are working on a fix, stay tuned..."

This isn't the only complaint stemming from the recent update. Niantic also disabled tracking following the "three step glitch," also making the decision to have third-party tracking sites like PokeVision shut down. In addition, a number of Legendary Pokemon have been spotted in gyms by other players, , which Niantic indicated was done accidentally and has since removed from the accounts in order to "preserve the game's integrity and as a measure of fairness."

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Glad this is just a bug. I thought it was intentional. Probably the one shitty change from the new patch.

Now it makes sense why this wasn't in the official patch notes.

Kibeth41:
Glad this is just a bug. I thought it was intentional. Probably the one shitty change from the new patch.

Now it makes sense why this wasn't in the official patch notes.

In the other thread you said there wasn't anything wrong with the new update and now you agree that this was a bad change. You also said that you don't defend the removal of the tracking, but now you're back on saying the update was good.

You heard it folks, it's only bad if Niantic says it's bad.

Yopaz:

Kibeth41:
Glad this is just a bug. I thought it was intentional. Probably the one shitty change from the new patch.

Now it makes sense why this wasn't in the official patch notes.

In the other thread you said there wasn't anything wrong with the new update and now you agree that this was a bad change. You also said that you don't defend the removal of the tracking, but now you're back on saying the update was good.

You heard it folks, it's only bad if Niantic says it's bad.

"I've got a genius idea. I'll try really hard to twist his statements around. Then I'll attack them instead!"

Correction: I said nothing was wrong in regards to the temporary removal of tracking. I've literally never changed from this stance. Don't pretend that I have.

I never defended the nerfing of the catch rates. But at the same time, it took a while for the bug to be noticed by players. So it wasn't talked about as much.

Kibeth41:

Yopaz:

Kibeth41:
Glad this is just a bug. I thought it was intentional. Probably the one shitty change from the new patch.

Now it makes sense why this wasn't in the official patch notes.

In the other thread you said there wasn't anything wrong with the new update and now you agree that this was a bad change. You also said that you don't defend the removal of the tracking, but now you're back on saying the update was good.

You heard it folks, it's only bad if Niantic says it's bad.

"I've got a genius idea. I'll try really hard to twist his statements around. Then I'll attack them instead!"

Correction: I said nothing was wrong in regards to the temporary removal of tracking. I've literally never changed from this stance. Don't pretend that I have.

I never defended the nerfing of the catch rates. But at the same time, it took a while for the bug to be noticed by players. So it wasn't talked about as much.

You said It's easy to defend the update because they didn't do anything wrong. I mentioned the catch rates and bonus XP. You ignored it rather than saying that I had a point and that you agreed. You didn't defend it and I never said you did. I said you didn't admit it was bad when I said it was bad, but you did so when Niantic said they were working on it. You are twisting my words and accusing me of twisting your words. Brick - meet glass house.

Kibeth41:
stuff

Kibeth41, your opinions are fairly reasonable.
But until you learn to admit when you're wrong, you're going to be pissing people off a hell of a lot more than you might expect from the rationality of your opinions.

Thank God. It's been like gen 1 safari zone and every mon thinks they're chansey.

Soooo...do we get apology Pokeballs? Maybe a few incenses to say sorry? Come on, these things ain't cheap!

I just figured curve ball xp didn't stack with the others but here's the real issue (again). Now that I think about it, I do seem to recall getting a nice and a curve ball bonus at the same time.

Huh. I honestly didn't notice.

Then again, my catch rate's been terrible since day one.

No stupid pidgey should require five freakin pokeballs grumble grumble

Yeah... I don't really see myself playing it again after everything that's happened in the last week or two.

Originality:
Yeah... I don't really see myself playing it again after everything that's happened in the last week or two.

Yeah, once a few things are handled badly you kinda lose that good will between yourself and that company.

Take the Pokemon Legendary Giveaways this year, then dun messed up when Mew came out, only giving limited copies of codes to stores, so quite a few people missed out on what was meant to be a global event. During that month, they sent out extra codes to all retailers who reported running out of stock.

As well as that they also released new codes for the same event with their digital newsletter, and if you were like me, you gave your new code to someone who missed out last time. It was a good way to make it up to long running fans who were upset about missing out. It also likely led to a ton of free advertising.

Niantic so far... doesn't seem to value their players and this was evident talking to people who player Ingress. With the instant popularity of Pokemon go, we can only hope they turn over a new leaf.

Yeah, I actually did notice a pretty obvious catch rate. 4 weak pokemon in a row broke out and fled on the first throw, one of them was even excellent. It was pretty shit.

Kudos to Niantic for owning up to it publicly instead of fixing it quietly and hoping we all collectively say git gud to those complaining.

Originality:
Yeah... I don't really see myself playing it again after everything that's happened in the last week or two.

Remembering that game is technically still in Beta, there are bound to be issues.

I don't think Niantic or Nintendo (heck, even the general public) thought the game would ever take off like this, with the amount of people playing i'm surprised there are no game breakers.

Maze1125:

Kibeth41:
stuff

Kibeth41, your opinions are fairly reasonable.
But until you learn to admit when you're wrong, you're going to be pissing people off a hell of a lot more than you might expect from the rationality of your opinions.

I admit when I'm at fault. But that requires me to actually be wrong. Otherwise, it's just being bullied into submission.

My opinions have never changed on the catch issues, aside from the relief that it wasn't permanent.
I stated from the very beginning that tracking was not being removed permanently. And I've never moved from the stance that it's okay to remove a broken feature as a necessity.
My opinions have never changed on the legendary bird removal.
And there really is nothing to suggest that Pokevision isn't cheating. Aside from people trying to rationalize their usage of the site.

Saying that, I'm too lazy to respond with certain users. Responses have become walls of text. And I really don't care enough to write out essays worth of text. They can have the satisfaction of "winning". I'm really not fussed.

Raioken18:
Take the Pokemon Legendary Giveaways this year, then dun messed up when Mew came out, only giving limited copies of codes to stores, so quite a few people missed out on what was meant to be a global event. During that month, they sent out extra codes to all retailers who reported running out of stock.

As well as that they also released new codes for the same event with their digital newsletter, and if you were like me, you gave your new code to someone who missed out last time. It was a good way to make it up to long running fans who were upset about missing out. It also likely led to a ton of free advertising.

They did a second Mew giveaway later in the year to make up for it, and allowed everyone to just claim Mew from Mystery gift with the code "MEW2016", but that one's ended now too.

Besides. Issues crop up with all companies. I can't say for Nintendo, but it was pretty unavoidable for Pokemon Go to suffer problems when the game pretty much exploded in popularity faster than literally any other app. No one prepares their game with the idea of "it'll be an instant 75 million downloads" in mind.

So when they mess up and something good happens they take it away, but if they mess up and something bad happens then you're shit out of luck.

Nice move guys, gonna really keep customers that way

Kibeth41:

Maze1125:

Kibeth41:
stuff

Kibeth41, your opinions are fairly reasonable.
But until you learn to admit when you're wrong, you're going to be pissing people off a hell of a lot more than you might expect from the rationality of your opinions.

I admit when I'm at fault. But that requires me to actually be wrong. Otherwise, it's just being bullied into submission.

You claimed you "corrected" me when what you did was factually not a correction.

This is a simple minor issue where you slightly misused language but, when I pointed it out, you couldn't even admit you made a mistake there.

We all make mistakes sometimes, but you aren't willing to admit even the most minor ones, so how will you ever admit the major ones?

Kibeth41:

Maze1125:

Kibeth41:
stuff

Kibeth41, your opinions are fairly reasonable.
But until you learn to admit when you're wrong, you're going to be pissing people off a hell of a lot more than you might expect from the rationality of your opinions.

I admit when I'm at fault. But that requires me to actually be wrong. Otherwise, it's just being bullied into submission.

My opinions have never changed on the catch issues, aside from the relief that it wasn't permanent.

Then why did you refuse to comment on it when I said that was a bad thing in the update when I mentioned it earlier? Why did you refuse to comment when I said I never claimed you defended the removal of bonus XP or changes in catch rate?

The only indication that you admit when you're wrong is you saying you can admit when you're wrong, a claim not supported by the numerous posts you've made lately. You know what you could have done rather than accusing me of twisting your words? You could have said that I had a point when I brought it up, but you chose not to comment on it. The truth is I brought it up when discussing the update with you and you ignored it.

Quote the part where I said you defended the carch rate/bonus XP glitch or admit that you're wrong.

 

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