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Penny Arcade - Comic - Pokémon NO Fest, Part 1

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edited August 2017 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Pokémon NO Fest, Part 1

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    TrygylTrygyl Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Supposedly after the event was a lot of fun for most of the attendees (according to an article I read), but I guess that doesn't excuse the fact that people paid quite a bit of money for an event that didn't exactly happen as intended.

    Still, I feel like too often people use suing as a means to obtain money from someone they know is good for it, rather than any actual desire for justice.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    People paid good money to attend an event that did not deliver on things. Like even refunding the twenty dollar ticket seems under whelming considering people were ok with paying if they got the fun social experience for the game and they did not.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Trygyl wrote: »
    Still, I feel like too often people use suing as a means to obtain money from someone they know is good for it, rather than any actual desire for justice.

    If the reason they are "good for it" is because they took money for a product/experience and didn't deliver it, it seems entirely reasonable. Businesses aren't exactly known for not caring if they get delivered exactly what a contract says they will.

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    Bony LibrarianBony Librarian Registered User new member
    Why does the Judge have a flaccid penis for a nose?

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    GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Why does the Judge have a flaccid penis for a nose?

    He went to the Dan Aykroyd School of Judging.

    This post was sponsored by Tom Cruise.
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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    Why does the Judge have a flaccid penis for a nose?

    Because he's just not there yet.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Robert Niantic is a real person and is not in any way made up.

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2017
    From what I understand, the problem was a combination of cellular service providers not taking the event seriously and Niantics servers being overloaded by people constantly trying to log back in after their signal cut out because said cellular service providers not taking the event seriously. Niantic was basically like, "Yo, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc., we want to run this cool event but because of all the people showing up we'd like to set up dedicated cell towers from each provider so everyone is guaranteed to get adequate cell service." And the providers were like "Nah, we got it bro."

    So Niantic Refunded everyone's tickets Gave them $100 worth of PokeCoins, a Free Lugia, and extended the accessible range of each pokestop set up for the event so people could reach them without crowding into a single area of overly saturated wireless signals.

    People are suing for the cost of travel to the event.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    From what I understand, the problem was a combination of cellular service providers not taking the event seriously and Niantics servers being overloaded by people constantly trying to log back in after their signal cut out because said cellular service providers not taking the event seriously. Niantic was basically like, "Yo, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc., we want to run this cool event but because of all the people showing up we'd like to set up dedicated cell towers from each provider so everyone is guaranteed to get adequate cell service." And the providers were like "Nah, we got it bro."

    The only person who has given that story is someone sponsored by Niantic. I'm fairly certain when you request cell towers from the companies, they don't say no, they say, "Sure thing that'll be $texas." And you pay or you don't.

    What is this I don't even.
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