My problem with this Community day
I want to start of by saying that these are problems I faced during this CD and not an attack on the event or anything. Also, I’m only speaking for myself as any of these could have been a bug.
- The landmark flags weren’t turned off. Weren’t we told that the family landmarks would be switched off to make it easy for community day? Given that large areas where we could conveniently walk around and get enough spawns for CD are all flagged, this had come as a welcome change. I played in this same location last community day and the flags weren’t there for the 3 hour window, popping back up at 2, letting us know that the event was over. However, today that wasn’t the case. The flags stayed on and perhaps because of that, there were a lot more other family foundables than the oddities we were looking for. I would say a ratio of 5:1. So, there were definitely oddities about, but I can’t help but feel that if the flags had truly been off, I’d have gotten more. Furthermore, even the Tonic for trace detection gave a lot more other family foundables too.
- The tonic trace ingredients didn’t appear on the map as was informed. There were a lot more armadillo bile and bubotuber pus than tonic ingredients. I only got one Erumpent horn and one baneberry during the whole of the event (actually for a while now) that I was not able to make use of the reduced brew time to keep up with the reduced potion time.
- The most confusing and inconvenient of all, the CD special assignments tab didn’t become active until exactly 12, a whole hour after the event started. I had already collected many oddities and used 4 tonic, but none of them counted towards the task. It was so infuriating. The usual group of people I play with have unfortunately been scattered across various cities this weekend, but when we texted later, all but one agreed that they faced similar issues. (The one person wasn’t sure because he said that they were there when he opened the app, but he only opened the app past 12 because he had been driving until then. ) Fortunately I was able to finish the necessary tasks, but I’m prone to panic and this certainly caused a great deal of panic. The oddities started spawning at 11, the complimentary gift appeared at 11, but the special assignments tasks didn’t appear despite restarting the app.
There is probably more that I had thought of during that time, but I’m still tired and drained from today’s adventures to think clearly.
PS: 2km portkeys for a 3 hour event? Come on, my guys!
PPS: something that I’m not actually complaining about, but was definitely weird. A couple of minutes before the event started, I clicked on a Hogwarts school foundable only for it to turn out to be a doxy. I was like whaaat.
Anyway, how did everyone else go this CD?