Although Pokémon Go hasn't been out for a full month yet, recent software updates along with the game's persisting flaws have inspired players to dream up ways for the game's developer to make you quest to catch 'em all less frustrating and more fun. And yes, many of them involve fixing the 3-step Nearby tool.
Just days after Niantic Labs released an update to the game that "nerfed" Vaporeon, broke third-party Pokémon tracking cheats, rendered the 3-step Nearby tool useless, and did away with Battery Saver mode, the company updated players via Facebook on Wednesday, saying an avalanche of feedback has promoted it to reinstate Battery Saver mode in the next "several days."
But, if you've ever tossed a Poké Ball, you know damn well that Battery Saver mode is small Pidgeottos (OK, we'll show ourselves out now), when compared to other issues plaguing the game. Thankfully, the hive mind of the Pokémon Go subreddit has given rise to several brilliant, practical, and most importantly, fun suggestions for Niantic to make the game better. Here are just a few of them: