How to be a better Pokémon fan: Be kind to your kids
A new generation of Pokémon fans are embracing the Pokémon Go craze with an array of positive advice.
A new generation, if you will.
The newest generation of fans, after all, is still relatively young.
And they’re also still looking for the elusive “right” Pokémon.
The newest generation are “gamers,” as they like to call themselves.
And their passion for the franchise is on full display in their social media accounts.
A couple of the older fans, however, have been turning their back on the games.
“I’m still not a big fan of Pokémon GO, and I never will be,” one of the most famous “gamer” accounts, Mr. Meowstic, told ABC News.
“I’m not going to be on there anymore.”
Mr. Meowster is the founder of a Facebook group, Pokémon Fans Against Pokémon Go, that was created to educate the younger generation about the game.
He’s also one of a handful of people who has written a book called “Pokémon Go: A Gamer’s Guide to Pokémon.”
This group is a place where “gamemakers” can vent their frustrations, but also have the support of “Pokémon fans.”
They are a little like the Reddit community of a few years ago, but with more members and more active posts.
They have a few things in common.
They all seem to have grown up with the games, and are trying to figure out what they want from them.
The Pokémon Go “gamemaker” phenomenon isn’t new.
Back in 2009, Facebook user, MrSage, posted a message to the group:”My friend who is a huge Pokémon fan said he wants to start a ‘Pokémon GO Gamemaker Group,'” according to the book, “Game &Life of Pokémon.”
“We’re a group of like-minded people who have all been playing Pokémon GO for years,” he continued.
“So, if someone wants to get started, that’s what we’re here for.”
He said he wanted the group to “grow” into a “gaming community.”
In fact, he’s still going strong.
“The Pokémon GO community is still growing, and we still have some great content,” he told ABCNews.com.
He even posted a video about it on Facebook, where he explained the gamemaker concept:”Gamemakers are just like us.
They want to create something new for a community.
And if you don’t have a great idea, we’ll help you find it.”
So how does one become a “gameman?”
One way is to get your friends to play Pokémon GO.
That’s the method that Mr. Meisterad used to get his Facebook group up and running.
He says he reached out to friends and posted a link to the game on Facebook to see if he could connect them to his “game” group.
“I got a ton of people saying, ‘Yeah, I’m playing Pokemon GO,'” he told The Hill.
“And I got like 40 people from Facebook saying ‘Hey, I want to join,'” he said.
That’s when Mr.
Meisterad decided to go for it.
He used the same strategy he used to grow his “gameworld” with Facebook.
He posted a few “friends” on Facebook and the group grew.
Now, there are about 40 active members.
The gameman movement has taken off because it allows fans to make their own rules and “rules of engagement,” as Mr.meisterad puts it.
And this approach has led to a resurgence of old-school players.
The “gamestuders” of Facebook aren’t just the players who are posting on the site.
They’re also the ones who “gamify” their social interactions, which is what Mr. meisterad has done with his Facebook Gamemaker group.
He’s made a few posts about it.
Here are some of his favorites.
“If you are interested in this subreddit and would like to get involved, click the ‘Submit’ button below,” he wrote in a recent post.
“There are more than 300 people in this group who are actively playing Pokemon Go.”
But he also made a post about how he uses “gamewinds” to create the community he’s created.
“Gamewind is a way for people to create a space to share and exchange ideas, information, and stories in the same way that the Reddit /r/games community does,” he said in a previous post.
Gamewinding is a technique used by Mr. and Mrs. Meowstics on Facebook.
Sage told ABCnews.com that his gamemaker group allows “gamemen” to get together, play a game, and “share the experience with other gamemakers.”
He’s not the first “gametaker” to go all-in on Pokémon Go.
In 2011, the “gametheory” blog, published by the gaming blog Gameday, launched a gamemaking section.