Will AdventureSync reduce casting and driving?
The Day of the Dragon was hot here. Probably not hot for people who live in different climates, but for around here it was uncomfortable.
Therefore I was not surprised as I was walking around my local park that I saw the same cars driving through the parking lot slowly during the event, windows up and air conditioner running. But I really was sad to see an older Suburban with only the driver and the passenger idling through the parking lot with the driver playing on at least two phones.
- Driving and playing is dangerous. There were numerous studies done around Pokemon Go to prove this and Niantic tells you this when the game starts.
- Driving and playing is harmful for the environment. Niantic has teamed up with Leave No Trace and having cars driving around or idling with the AC on is not good.
- Driving and playing breaks the social aspects of the game.
If I recall correctly, early in Ingress you couldn't play if you were moving at a speed above a walk. This was later changed supposedly to permit playing as a passenger. I for one would simply prefer if the "I'm a passenger" dialog went away and was replaced with a "you must be walking to play this game" message.
I am curious if AdventureSync will be leveraged to at least discourage low speed driving to unlock portmanteaus.
What are your thoughts? Do you drive and play?