(Warning! The following article pertains to ongoing Rumours that Niantic are on the lookout for anyone who is playing Pokémon GO when it has yet released in their designated territories and intend to issue bans to those users. There has yet to be any solid proof that this is true, but at the same time there isn’t any solid proof to say it is false as Niantic have yet to make an announcement regarding this “issue.” Therefore take only what you will from the article below:)
Pokémon GO continues to be a huge success, as both the app’s popularity and Nintendo’s share price is blasting off at the speed of light, but all is not well because according to a ton of rumours and YouTube videos, Niantic are not happy.
If you have been playing it today you may have noticed that the servers are down, well that is due to the fact that according to the rumours, Niantic are cracking down on users who are playing the app, when it has not yet released in their region. If you have downloaded the APK file for Pokémon GO, even if you are in America where Pokémon GO has officially released, you “could still stand to be penalised” for downloading the APK file in the first place and the punishment for such a crime is looking to be a “life-long ban” from the game, so if you are an illegal user, you might want to uninstall Pokémon GO while you still can, but even then, it may even be already too late. Regardless of this rumour being true or not, ask yourself if it is worth the risk?
Alternatively though, Niantic have admitted that the reason why the app has only released where it has, is because the servers are not yet full ready for a global release. Even the territories where the app is available, are currently overwhelming the servers as it is, so this could very well be the cause why the servers are down, but should the rumours are in fact true then it is also due to Nintendo and Niantic are cracking down on illegal users, so if you do find actually yourself being banned now you know why. Still it may not be the worst thing in the world, because say the ban is not “life-long” but more a month-long, at least it will give the developers time to sort out the current long list of bugs.
For more factual Pokémon GO related news and a forthcoming review, be sure to visit our site again, as we will be supplying fairly regular updates pertaining to all aspects of the app. Now given the “negativity” of our articles relating to Pokémon GO, we promise we’ll be posting a more positive article very soon.
Source: SourceFedNERD (YouTube)
This post was written by Solid Jack