Niantic Finally Addresses the Pokemon Tracking Concerns
After a long period of zero information on Pokemon Go's tracking system, Niantic has finally addressed the widespread concern over the removal of the "Three Step" system. Additionally, the removal of Pokemon Tracking applications has left players completely blind. This has caused a huge backlash, along with concerns over Niantic intentionally raising the difficulty of catching Pokemon at higher trainer levels, regardless of CP. The three step system was broken and was bound to be replaced, but the sudden removal of the system without any communication with the community has rubbed players the wrong way. Thankfully, Niantic has addressed these concerns. The following is a statement from their Facebook Page. "Trainers,
As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.
- We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.
- We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an... interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).
We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.
Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.
The Pokémon GO team"