It is now officially a trademark feature for developer Niantic. Last month Pokémon Go the players were accidentally admitted free of charge to the ticketed Kanto Tour event. To make up for it, Niantic announced it would be a special bonus event for those who had paid. It started today, and guess what: They let in people who had not paid.
During the February celebration of Pokémon25th anniversary, Pokémon Go contained a rather costly special event. Celebrating monsters’ original homeland, the Kanto region, the charged a hefty $ 12 to play. So when people found out that they could join without buying a ticket, others became dissatisfied.
Niantic responded quickly with apologies, announcing that they wanted a special bonus mission chain to settle it. It started yesterday in Australia and New Zealand, and with just perfect screenwriters –which Eurogamer reports-it was card available to people who had not paid.
You have to believe that the person in charge of turning on the event sat on a computer with 80 different sticky notes stuck around the screen and desk and said, “DO NOT OPEN EVERYONE,” while various colleagues and bosses popped the leader around the door to say, “Remember, do not make it open to everyone!” So, when it came to the moment, they just broke.
This is not exactly unique. Only last year did Niantic perform a similar farcical series of falls after this year’s GO Fest, when technical problems meant that the rotating role of spawning Pokémon did not work properly. To apologize, they held a make-up event, where … technical problems meant that many players were not able to participate properly. Incredible, they held a make-up event for that makeup event, albeit limited to players in the Asia-Pacific region.
Whether today’s accident will mean the same remains to be seen – the problem was solved before the event’s launch time spread outside Australia. Currently, Niantic – usually very quickly has to celebrate mistakes Twitter—Have not acknowledged the problem, even if it just caught on sorry to break the game’s news feed yesterday.