Agreed on the new gyms being not awesome and the PLEASE LET ME TURN OFF RAID NOTIFICATIONS, OH GOD, but you can do raids alone, or at least it’s let me do it. Team Glitch strikes again?
Possibly. Other people said that you have to wait for the timer to tick down, but there was no timer that I saw, and I was standing there for like, five minutes trying to get it to DO ANYTHING and nothing happened.
IDK, it may be related to how when I joined for a while I didn’t have a team?
Oh man, yeah I could see how that would be really terrible in more populated areas. I’ve been liking the raids, but to be honest, we don’t have that many gyms here, and everything is really spread out (which I think also keeps some of the novelty, because we also always get quite a few people at each raid), and the gyms are almost never full, which has been nice. Before it was actually harder for me to get a Pokemon in a gym, or it would have taken way too long to build it up.
Yeah, see there’s like…five gyms between my bus stop and my home, and shitloads of gyms in the nearby park, but Chicago is also an incredibly dense urban population, and I live next to a giant high school and two separate universities. I have yet to see a gym that wasn’t full, of any team. :D
I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet, but learning you can spin gyms like pokestops is interesting to me.
I mean…it basically means, between the six-pokemon limit and the spinny, that gyms have functionally been replaced by pokestops, at least for me. You can spin them but it’s the same as spinning a pokestop, so there’s no real like, intrigue there. :D