Pokemon GO Now Favors Casual Players

In an effort to keep casual players playing Pokemon GO, Niantic has released an update that nerfs the original game dynamic and replaces things geared toward casual players. The problem with Pokemon GO, is that in order to really succeed, you had to play it lots, and that took commitment and newer players weren't interested in competing. This helps level the playing field, but doesn't really reward players for all their previous time spent.

If you’re a dedicated Pokémon GO player, you might be able to tell that these changes favor those who only casually pick up the game. Making it easier and lowering the barrier to entry for the game was an important part of what made the title go so big overnight. In other words, these changes are designed to keep even casual users engaged.

Source: Neowin