Quick mock-up of a Battery Saver mode I'd like to see

Quick mock-up of a Battery Saver mode I'd like to see

I would keep this on all the time instead of the 3d models.

Edit: riding that karma train

The 3d models were nice to bring the hype and popularity but now its time to think economical.

Speaking of battery saver, am I the only one who sometimes loses touch response from the game after using battery saver and sticking my phone in my pocket?

Beautiful, I'd actually switch to this even if it used up more battery.

its not even that, its super laggy when you are in a populated area like time square new york, theres so many gym and shop within your map it starts to become very unstable....

edit: lots of people asking me where am i, http://i.imgur.com/UBHnFSo.jpg

leaving soon though :)

edit2: drove to another place because u wanted to farm Magikarp holy shit this place https://i.imgur.com/mcrbqON.jpg

its not even that, its super laggy when you are in a populated area like time square new york, theres so many gym and shop within your map it starts to become very unstable....

edit: lots of people asking me where am i,

leaving soon though :)

edit2: drove to another place because u wanted to farm Magikarp holy shit this place https://i.imgur.com/mcrbqON.jpg

Poor new yorkers I almost feel sad, glad to live in Costa Rica where only downtown has pokestops /s

i lose response with just holding it in my hand and i have to restart it sucks

Why wasn't this the default look of he game in the first place? Looks much better and much more iconic.

I love it. I'm no phone expert or anything but couldn't this in theory be used as the default for people with phones too weak to run the game in its current state?

The more inclusive they can make it the better I think.

ayyy macarena

Same, no matter what options you chose - your 3D character still ends up looking like a dork.

The look they went with for the characters just doesn't mesh well with the pokemon aesthetic.

my guess is it's an easier transition from the coding of ingress since that was already programmed for 3D. A more modern feel of the game would draw in the general players more also. But as an old time fan I totally want classic look!

Beautiful downtown Costa Rica!

To be fair almost every trainer in the games looks like a big dork...

Yea it's battery saver. Just turn it off until they fix it. Not worth it.

It isn't the "advanced graphics" that draw down the power so much

We should be able to choose our class of trainer. Like "hiker, cooltrainer, breeder, youngster, gentleman, etc.

Great idea, but in order to save significant battery you'd have to significantly rewrite the app. It currently uses a 3D engine, which means it's juggling a lot of eggs that simply don't apply to a 2D version, such as depth, meshes, and object loading (as opposed to sprite loading).

It would also be tricky to switch between these on the fly, as opposed to forcing a reboot when you switch modes. But that could be handled... possibly with some loading time when you switch, I'm not sure.

ayyy gringo

I like 8 bit models better then 3d models anyway. That is one of the reasons I like the older Pokemon games better. The 2D models just had something so charming about them.

Ingress uses extremely simple minimalist graphics and still eats batteries.

These types of AR games eat batteries because of GPS and constantly updating fine GPS locations. It's not because of the graphics alone. Shifting to 2D graphics would probably not impact battery life in a noticeable way, especially since they'd likely be running the same exact engine except loading 2D graphics in place of 3D models.

Then we can harass people for not wearing shorts!

I've seen some like 20 dollar phones that can run it just no AR. I don't think that's that crazy.

Turn your phones brightness down

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lol they can show you the entire map of the United States if they wanted. It just depends on how much they want you to see

yeah.. screen and location (usually a mix of gps and wifi polling) are a huge drain

Yeah, true :D

But in the games, even Colosseum, they look like they just have a misguided sense of fashion, they still fit the world.

Here it just looks like a bunch of dorks ran in to a toy store to play with toy pokemon. They just look to "real" for a pokemon game I think.

No, you can see more distance with the isometric view.

No. Assuming they don't rewrite the app, all of these "sprites" would still be 3d models. They might be a bit simpler, but on a modern smartphone (galaxy s4 or greater) the games 3d models aren't really a heavy workload already. You would still have GPS + internet connection. AR segments would still be extremely battery intensive. The display is typically the largest contribution to energy consumption anyways. I think it's safe to say you would see less than 10% savings. I'm guessing closer to 1-3%

Costa Rica

Or any rural area. I live in East Tennessee. The closest pokestop is about 5 miles away. The first gym even further.

Also it's pretty common to have zero Pokémon nearby.

That. Is. Brilliant.

YES PLEASE. I would like to see a dark mode (to save battery) too, but this is nice too, because 3d render needs too many resources and batt.

queso

If their phone has an AMOLED display, dark themes save battery more effectively than turning down brightness. Black pixels consume no power.

That's exactly it. High accuracy GPS, screen on, data connection, AND camera?

That's literally every high battery draining activity in one shot.

Literally no one argued against that. lol

How fast can you type with all those arms?

Would this actually save battery though?

La sabana tiene un buena seleccion de pokemones, este fin de semana un grupo de amigos y yo vamos a estar toda la tarde buscando. Ya he visto Snorlax, Dratini y Onyx en el parque pero no tuve la oportunidad de atrapar alguno... la aplicacion se pasa cayendo.

But you aren't really saving power. All your doing us slightly reducing the GPU workload. I would be surprised if you saved 10%

I used an app to drop the resolution and texture quality of my game. It drastically reduced the lag I was getting.

Edit: Holy Inbox batman. The app is called Game Tuner

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin&hl=en

I highly doubt that a significant amount of battery is from rendering the shitty graphics of the game. There's a different between dimming the screen completely (current battery saver) and just rendering the graphics differently.

Am I doing this right? My money keeps hitting the screen bit nothing is happening.

Those people sure won't be comfy and easy to wear!

/u/Tom_Foolery1993 Do you have a link to that on amazon? My nephew is looking for a phone, he has a simple one only for calls and text but he wants to get in on the action now that pogo is out.

Honestly I agree, I live in 30 minutes from the city in a decent sized town but most things are spread out. Downtown is the only super concentrated place and it has changed the city overnight. Everyone has been flocking there and the city climate has changed overnight.

hint: they are hiding under the kudzu

yeah we should have like exotic pokemons, not rattatas

You do realize that most of NYC is not like Times Square, right? The game runs fine here. . . lol.

Pretty sure the majority of the battery is drained by constant GPS pinging and screen brightness.

what app

M A G A

All the freakin time. I can't use battery saver :(

Well it is t on sale for 20 any more, but here's one I know runs it. Still not too expensive though.

What carrier does he have though? Not all phones will work with all carriers.

And the camera for the AR probably drains it.

Look at this pleb. He doesn't even know how to make a skin jacket. Get. Good. Scrub.

T R E M E N D O U S

Yes, they need that and push notifications. It would be amazing if i could walk my dog and have my phone vibrate and play a notification sound when a pokemon is nearby.

Happens to me, but haven't noticed a connection with battery saver. Just happens randomly.

Yeah I live in a small town and our "downtown" area has a lot of pokestops and a few gyms. Went there last weekend and it was crazy seeing so many people playing Pokemon. Lures going and people talking about the game and playing together. Planning to go Friday night to hang out and play and maybe meet some new friends. 🙂

Why doesn't Google maps doesn't eat up battery as fast as Pokemon Go?

Mine just zoomed in slowly then didn't do anything. It looked like it was loading for a bit there...

This basically. GPS, screen on and internet are the real battery killers. What would save battery is being able to still log progress with the screen off, and for it to support tracking through fitness trackers/ Google fit or whatever apple has for egg hatchings. The only battery drain would be when actively tracking something.

how tf do you even wear people!?

You can turn the screen off while using maps. If Pokemon Go added a background mode there would already be a huge improvement to battery life. Honestly I'm not sure why this is not a thing already, at least on Android there is nothing preventing Pokemon Go from doing what it needs to do while the screen is off.

Additionally I'm sure Pokemon Go is doing a lot of checks to make sure you are actually moving and not spoofing your location. So Pokemon Go is using more sensors and doing more computation than Maps.

On top of that it's clear that it's also not a well coded app. You can tell by the loading times and poor UI performance.

But walking to times square is great on the week when it's empty; get some gyms and some pokestops, and hatch a couple eggs.

Do you have trouble selecting the pokemon that pop up, instead of the pokestops and gyms?

phone explodes

I m p r e s s i v e L e n g t h

Its true in most small towns. It's crazy how much this game has changed the culture of people who would normally just sit at home at their desks. Main street is the only place with anything in my town of 8000 and you can walk 2 blocks and see 10 people playing. Streets used to be dead after 7pm. Now people are out all night.

Times square empties? Are you sure?

Also the Pokémon games have deviated away from the traditional 2D look at Pokemon X/Y

I was thinking more Gen 3 graphics

The classic look of this is brilliant and would definitely fit the game!

Gen 3 blew my mind with the footprints in the sand. I'd be ok with Gen 3 graphics.

I have this phone. I got it for $30.

AR doesn't work with my phone

I have. I've also lost touch and/or sound some other way as well that I didn't catch.

I'm a app developer and this actually wouldn't save much battery at all. It is the GPS and screen brightness that takes up most of the battery. I like the retro look though.

Agreed. This is what i wished for. Huge missed opportunity imo

Personally, I like this mockup more because it's reminiscent of the old school gameboy advance I had.

neither example has an isometric view just fyi

Isometric does not mean "top down". It means no perspective but still representing the x, y, and z axis properly.

http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/images/isometric_vs_perspective.png

In an isometric projection, all parallel lines are parallel forever, they never intersect. The front and back faces of the cube are parallel in both examples, but on the right, they extend into the horizon and eventually intersect. An isometric projection doesn't do that and also has no horizon.

http://i.imgur.com/045Jw02.png

All angles are kept consistent. The second image is an example of TRUE isometric a la The Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon. Note that the angles are not consistent in the first picture's example, a la Pakitect.

neither example has an isometric view just fyi

Isometric does not mean "top down". It means no perspective but still representing the x, y, and z axis properly.

In an isometric projection, all parallel lines are parallel forever, they never intersect. The front and back faces of the cube are parallel in both examples, but on the right, they extend into the horizon and eventually intersect. An isometric projection doesn't do that and also has no horizon.

http://i.imgur.com/045Jw02.png

All angles are kept consistent. The second image is an example of TRUE isometric a la The Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon. Note that the angles are not consistent in the first picture's example, a la Pakitect.

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I use a blu energy x and it runs Pokémon go perfectly fine. The huge battery also helps with long trips and stuff too.

Nah, it's a common bug. You'd think that woulda shown up on testing...

It's 100% battery saver

because pants are uncomfy and hard to wear?

i turned off AR and it still eats my batteries like i didn't feed it for a week.

Para que el equipo rocket no nos entienda. Duh.

The graphics aren't the primary culprit of the power usage. The fact that it constantly needs high accuracy GPS is the main one.

On top of that, having everything be server-side processing means that it is constantly using your mobile radio, which uses a ton of battery as well.

To top it off, it requires your screen to be on to play the game.

But you are right. The 3D graphics certainly do not help the battery situation. Anything that can help reduce battery life would be a welcome feature.

sometimes, its so freaking laggy