The new update allegedly promises to improve a number of glitches in playing mode, and also includes a number of warnings, discouraging people from using the app while driving, and from illegally trespassing in order to catch the creatures.
The Pokemon game was released on July 6 this year, and has since attracted as many as 9.5 million daily user around the world. But Users of the latest smartphone craze are devastated after an update of the app’s features resulted in the entire game being reset.
A number of disgruntled would-be Pokemon trainers have allegedly lost three weeks of progress with the iOS and Android update of the game on Saturday.
Plenty of the game’s fans took to social media to mourn the loss of their digital friends, with some even calling for a refund of money spent along the way.
“After the update my account reset to the beginning. I lost my Pokemon and all the money I put into this game,” one user wrote.
“I’m trying to stay calm, but why did my Pokemon Go reset and I lost all my levels and Pokemon?! Anyone else have this problem?,” another said.
One gamer was apparently moved to tears.
“My Pokemon go app was reset and I lost everything, I was level 14 and I had just caught charmander today. *actually crying*”
This coming at the same time a lot of gps hacking and spoofing accounts also got a perma-ban brought down on the accounts. It looks like it could be the end to what niantic call ‘cheating in pokemon-go’
Uh oh. Those services that show players where monsters will spawn in Pokemon GO? You know, the ones that eeeeveryone is using? Well, the creators of Pokemon GO don’t sound very fond of them.
Actually, it sounds like the developers of Pokemon GO may make an effort to shut those programs/websites/apps down, judging from a recent interview with Forbes where John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, called what millions of Pokemon GO players do every day ‘cheating’.
F: How do you feel about Poké Radar and things that tap into the code and show where Pokémon are spawning?
JH: Yeah, I don’t really like that. Not a fan.
We have priorities right now but they might find in the future that those things may not work. People are only hurting themselves because it takes some fun out of the game. People are hacking around trying to take data out of our system and that’s against our terms of service.
F: But in every game you have that. You have people with cheat codes.
JH: True but it’s a multiplayer context…
Surprisingly, Hanke seemed pretty lax on players who find clever ways to hatch eggs without actually walking:
F: How do you feel about the people that are trying to cheat the game? I saw a guy put up a train set around his home for his phone.
JH: Hah! To hatch his eggs? Well that’s kind of cheating, but it’s kind of creative and funny to[o] so I don’t really mind it. He’s only cheating himself.
I saw a turntable hack. I saw that one for hatching eggs.