Trainers,

we’ve reached out to Elyland, the developers behind Draconius GO this morning, wondering if they were interested to share some player / download numbers with the public.

To our utter surprise, Elyland was very transparent about the metrics we asked for and quickly shared the following data points:

  • Current downloads (Nov 6): 439,000 across both platforms (iOS and Android)
  • Downloads last Monday (Oct 30): 330,000 across both platforms (iOS and Android)
  • Official launch date: October 16 2017 (22 days ago)
  • General download trend: Stable growth

We did not enquire any deeper, but given the activity on /r/DraconiusGO and the popular Rift Recon Discord channel, it’s hard to realistic to assume that a high percentage of the player base is actively engaged.

These numbers are not surprising, as Elyland has been hard at work to appease the AR gaming community, going even that far as to increase/change spawns and rebalance egg charts according to community wishes.

The following was shared in a support e-mail earlier this week (transcribed version by a redditor, hence the spelling oddities):

“In the nearest future, an increase in the number of objects and creatures is planned. Please, kindly wait till the next updates. Thank you for your help! Best regards, Support team”

Elyland hasn’t shared any news in regards to the possibility of Niantic issuing a copyright claim, nor in regards to the recent app store complaint. Although, Elyland was quick to reassure the public that there is no ground for a copyright claim, a lot of players expressed that they’re still waiting for a formal court/legal response.

  • Partysaurus Rex

    I wonder if that inquiry came with any promise to publish on what is supposed to be a Pokemon Go fansite. I’d imagine that they would jump at a chance to poach more customers with their unoriginal game. You guys here on the hub are sellouts.

    • Cokraine

      unoriginal or not, they succeed at where niantic failed, even without the millions of dollars.

      • Leek Duck

        By what measure have they succeeded? They have a half baked game that everyone is using as a strawman for their complaints towards Niantic. Their active player base is laughable and won’t exist in a few months.

        • Piotr Krzywicki

          Half baked, eh? Like Niantic just hadn’t to cancel rollout of second game update in a row because it was far too unstable and buggy (dat critical error with unsafe PTC login…).
          You apparently didn’t play DraGo on your own, aren’t you? Since last update fixed spheres physics, it superpasses PoGo in literally every aspect other than bestiary (they are nice-looking and cute, but Pokemon is still Pokemon).

          • Leek Duck

            Once again, you’re just using the game to compare it to Pokemon Go.

            If it’s a great game, the numbers would speak for itself. The reality is no one care.

            You haven’t told me a single thing they actually done correctly. All I’ve see is a game with broken features. Just because you have features, doesn’t make them compelling or well implemented. PvP is a joke. Points of interests are on private property, uncompletable hunts, ridiculous bugs like sphere count not being correct.

          • Piotr Krzywicki

            PoI reporting tool is expected to arrive in next update and fix that problem. Thats one. Two – hunts were fixed and maps no longer points to locations with water bodies. Three – spheres were fixed yoo. Four – joke PvP is still better than no PvP (not like it’s different from current gym system, just with matchmaking).
            Saying about ridiculous bugs – how about game crashing randomly when opening journal (that bug was up for more than month!) or joining raid? About people getting kicked from raid when it was about to finish only to see after restart that they lost their pass and didn’t get credit for wining battle? About evading on raid battle being a lottery (sometimes you get charged move warning AFTER it was casted)? About how “good” PoGo+ works? About people STILL don’t being able to powerup their Pokemon to maximum despite it was “fixed”? About more than year that took Niantic to fix freeze on fast using potions bug? And so on, and so on…

      • Partysaurus Rex

        Not going to bother to ask you to explain, because I know you don’t have any relevant information to back that up.

        If its so much better… what are you doing skulking around a Pokemon site?

      • Abhinav Kumar

        totally agree with you NIantic and Pokemon go is broken and is far beyond Repairs and Niantic is falling in Despair and filing lawsuit against Elyland is a Sucker punch

        • Partysaurus Rex

          Yet here you are…
          Sounds like someone just doesn’t understand how intellectual property works.

    • William Kelly

      Agreed. I am almost positive they get donations for certain news post.

  • AegonTheFirst

    is this Pokemon Go Hub or Draconius GO hub?

    • scelestion

      Well, it IS PoGO-related, and it’s also interesting to follow the whole story when you think about that all this might force Niantic to do something for PoGO and/or its players.

      • AegonTheFirst

        I mean no offense to the guys running this site, but when I visited this site today I really expected them to have latest updates on PoGo.

        Do you know another wave of EX raid passes came out?
        And this time there is only very limited number of passes that was give out.
        There is a city where only 6ppl got the passes and in my city there are only 10 ppl who got the passes.
        I really expected to see a article on that and ppl discussing that.
        But instead I see this…

        • Simone Amoruso

          Same!

        • Dylan Greaney

          Then wright something for the site/ Try and make it better
          nut up or shut up

        • Jiří Fiala

          Unfortunately, no news in PoGo for some months…

      • Partysaurus Rex

        The legal story would be relevant. DracoGO by itself… and its growth/performance is completely irrelevant.

      • Robdebobrob

        How is this article in any way PoGo-related? only the last 4 lines repeat what we already know.

        • scelestion

          You need to see the bigger picture. This is also a news portal, not, or not only, a wiki. This subject obviously is important, or just interesting, for many of us PoGO players. I myself don’t think that Draconius GO is a “great” game, as this Hub wrote in another article, but the whole controversy makes me wanna get a bucket of popcorn and lean back, so to speak.

    • William Kelly

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Paul

    Good! This business needs new players to be more innovation.

  • Antonio Mercurio

    I see why, this game has the same components of pokemon go! Pokemon Go is boring! Its time to change!

    • Abigale Johnson

      Drago has way more actual stuff to do. Constantly trying to find portals which move around randomly, daily quest, weekly treasure hunt, spells, treasure chests, random attacks, PvP. Constantly changing my route, exploring more places. I’m so impressed. I’ve literally had to shut down the game 3 times in as many weeks. Pogo, at least that in one after work walk. It might look like a pogo ripoff at first glance, but there are so very many things that are really well thought through by the Devs. Highly recommend!

  • Gdella 730

    U all sound dumb on here pokemon go isnt boring what so ever… Draconius is wack…
    I can appreciate the love for pokemon and the on going game.. Niantic isnt perfect as far as time lines and game issues but the player base says it all. People expect way to much and we all have our complaints with Niantic. But stop the whinning about everything kinda pathetic…. #INSTINCT

  • Spetsen

    I find it interesting how certain parts of the Pokémon Go community (including Go Hub) treat Draconius Go as if it was the perfect game.

    • Partysaurus Rex

      I really don’t understand those folks. If DracoGo is so much better… great, enjoy it. But why does Pokemon GO have to burn just because you’ve moved on?

      • Piotr Krzywicki

        Because DraGo has already almost all of the features (except trading – yet) that Niantic is promising us since PoGo rolled out, and a lot more. Because people are so angered by Niantic policy of having community deep in end of their backs that they see Elyland’s attidute as 8th world wonder. Because DraGo shows that you can actually enjoy AR game and have equal chances without living in US or Japan metropolis. Because bunch of random Ukrainian folks did in one year much more than well-paid Niantic engineers in four. And finally because Elyland has idea for actual game, not only social experiment powered by famous franchise.

        • Simone Amoruso

          The problem here is… no one cares? You moved on to DraGo? Ok, go play, just stop coming on PoGo sites commenting everywhere that now you play it. No one cares. Really.

          • Piotr Krzywicki

            Why do you assume I moved on to DraGo? I keep playing both games (got my Raikou last friday), and I have good comparision between them and full right to complain about Niantic’s actions. The only one who don’t cares here is Niantic – you would have seen that if you’d have point of reference. I’ve seen many good games killed by devs acting just like Niantic does now, and I don’t want PoGo to share their fate. One and only way to do that is to activise dev, and since dev isn’t interested in talking with community, community have to come to him (if is interested in keeping game alive of course) and express their opinion. Niantic will wake up only it’s shareholders and sponsors will see reviews and notes dropping down drasticly, and make pression on them to start actually working and improving game.

          • Simone Amoruso

            Nope, it wasn’t a “you Piotr”, but a general “you ex PoGo and now DraGo players”. Really, so many people that make fun of PoGo players… not realizing we don’t really care. At all.

          • Piotr Krzywicki

            Oh well, it isn’t really about making fun of PoGo players (or at least it shouldn’t be), and it’s totaly ok you don’t care about it. It is rather message to Niantic, that people are swapping game because they have enough of incompetence and it’s right time to do something about it. And this actually have effect, at least sort of – Niantic’s PR section of Facebook finally wake up and is very active atm compared to last few months (despite they still haven’t anything worthy or vital for community to say…), new shinies were released, raid bosses swap occured. Now it’s all about keeping pression on them to keep fixing game and adding content, and creating a rivalisation between PoGo and DraGo is good tool to archive it. As long as people have viable alternative (and speak loudly about it), Niantic can’t hide head into sand and pretend everything is OK while game is about to crumble (can’t even recall, when I last time saw other PoGo trainer outside arranged raid group, and just few months ago I kept meeting random kids catching or luring on my standard walk route – to clarify, it was during school year, not holidays).

        • Partysaurus Rex

          I wasn’t actually asking why you left. I don’t really care. I understand it, I don’t agree. What I don’t understand is the need to come here and recruit drones. You would THINK… that if the game was that good, it would speak for itself, and you wouldn’t need to come back to Pokemon and try and convince its players how bad the game really is, and how much better DracoGO is.

          • Higher_Ground

            He’s not “recruiting drones.”

            What nonsense. You’d think if Pokemon GO was as successful as it obviously is, you wouldn’t feel the need to rush to its defense over a handful of people playing another game in addition to Pokemon GO.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            Did I strike a nerve? Don’t like being referred to as a drone? What else would you call it when you come here trying to convince people that they are wrong for enjoying the game, and that is just trash, and how much they would enjoy DracoGo. “Think like me! Hate Niantic. Do like me! Play Draconius GO.”

            I do appreciate your appeal to hypocrisy. Please don’t hesitate to continue your use of logical fallacies… your comments are always useful for a good laugh.

            I don’t think I’ve actually “defended PoGo” anywhere here… *looks around* NOPE! I am actually acutely aware of Niantic’s many shortcomings. That doesn’t change my opinion about DracoGO though. I checked it out… I’m not interested… at all. My position is only that a website that professes to be a Pokemon fansite. Should probably stick to that. There are plenty of other successful and more popular mobile games than DracoGO… where is their presence on the site?

          • Higher_Ground

            Uh, I’ve never played DraGO. I think you’ve made more assumptions in that post than I’ve made in the past month.

            But carry on your crusade, as off base and misguided as it is.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            It must be nice live in a fantasy because I haven’t defended PoGo as you said in your first response, and I didn’t actually insinuate that you HAD played DracoGO. Do you want to add something to this little fiction and make it trilogy? I hear its all the rage.

          • Higher_Ground

            Ok, let’s start over. Here’s your comment:

            Did I strike a nerve?

            No.

            Don’t like being referred to as a drone?

            I don’t think you referred to me as one, but I also don’t agree with your characterization of the person you did call a drone.

            What else would you call it when you come here trying to convince people that they are wrong for enjoying the game, and that is just trash, and how much they would enjoy DracoGo.

            Nobody’s trying to convince you of that, hence the strawman.

            “Think like me! Hate Niantic. Do like me! Play Draconius GO.”

            Yeah, you’re not putting words in people’s mouths….

            I do appreciate your appeal to hypocrisy. Please don’t hesitate to continue your use of logical fallacies… your comments always useful for a good laugh.

            Ok?

            I don’t think I’ve actually “defended PoGo” anywhere here… *looks around* NOPE! I am actually acutely aware of Niantic’s many shortcomings. That doesn’t change my opinion about DracoGO though.

            Ok again? You’re sure wound up over it.

            I checked it out… I’m not interested… at all. My position is only that a website that professes to be a Pokemon fansite. Should probably stick to that.

            If that’s your position why all the acrimony?

            There are plenty of other successful and more popular mobile games than DracoGO… where is their presence on the site?

            Yet to come..

            Go ahead, have the last word. I’m eagerly awaiting a rant of a reply.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            So you admit to fabricating a fiction? Nuff said. Not going to be baited by your other fallacies. I’m always impressed by a person’s ability to write so much and say so little. For someone so butthurt over supposed “assumptions” that I made, you certainly do a good job of making your own baseless accusations.

        • Spetsen

          I’m sorry, but “Elyland has idea for actual game”? Is that idea “copy another game and add some poorly implemented features”?

          It is possible to make AR games without completely copying Pokémon Go. Just look at Ingress, it was released years ago and while it shares some similarities to Pokémon Go, it’s still very much its own game. But that game was made by developers who “has idea for actual game”, unlike Elyland.

          • Abigale Johnson

            Actually the added features are tremendously well thought out…. The more I play the more impressed I am with it. Level 36 pogo, 21 drago.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            How intentionally vague. Perhaps you’d like to elaborate? Or are we simply supposed to take that anecdote at face value?

          • Abigale Johnson

            Ok, added features. The magic system gives useful spells (for example; increase reach bubble by 30% for a week. increase items dropped from spinning for 30 minutes, create a portal, create a pillar to attract xtype creature, create 4-6 pillars/stops in your immediate vicinity for 30 minutes.) Just a few examples of actual buffs you can create for yourself. They cost nothing except runes, which are gotten from playing the game, they are shareable, and reusable as long as you have the runes.

            The quest system gives you something to actually work towards, costs nothing.

            The golden egg gives a rare creature, you just have to do the work to get up. Shovels for this are available in the shop, but this is something you can do with other players as well, if you start at the same obelisk at around the same time, the location is the same for everyone. I haven’t had to buy shovels yet.

            Artifacts, while the ones in the shop are really expensive, they can also be found in chests for free, not as powerful as the ones in the shop, but very useful….

            The gym System is tiered so level 5-14, 15-26, and 27+ all have access to the same gym, but only face others in their tier. There’s a +3 coin bonus for placing into new gyms, creatures are kicked out after a week or 10 days of inactivity. Which addresses the stagnation issue.

            I know that’s probably more than you were bargaining for, but since you asked….

          • Partysaurus Rex

            So basically most if not all the things that Pokemon Go players have mentioned, asked for, or have been promised as future features by Niantic?

            Essentially Draconius GO can be played 100% without you ever stepping foot outside your home, and definitely never ever interacting with other players (if you didn’t want to).

            Honestly, if THAT is what you have been looking for, then yes, you have found a better game.

            Unfortunately though, catering to players every whim and not having any design intent or direction yourself… does not always yield an amazing product.

            Wanting PoGo to be that… to be what Draconius Go has created, undermines the very direction PoGo started with. The point the absolute #1 goal of PoGo has NOTHING to do with pokemon, or perhaps even “having fun”. The point is to get you off your butt, and out into the world, hopefully taking a moment to appreciate certain POI (points of interest) within our cities and communities. PoGo accomplishes that goal by incentivizing you with Pokemon to catch, and things to do, and things to earn. This is the fundamental basis for the game… and most people don’t care to recognize it. Furthermore as Niantic develops the game and adds features they are careful not to undermine the original goals of the game.

            So while all of those things would undoubtedly make things easier, if you’re being honest and reasonable, you should be able to see how they would be counterproductive to design intentions.

          • Abigale Johnson

            Draconius go *needs* to be played by going outside and walking around. I’ve done 168.1 kilometers since 10/19. I am walking more than I was in pogo because the game play offers more variety in your daily routine. Yesterday there was a portal way out of my normal route, up a steep hill, if course I went and checked it out. Not sure why you think the game can be played by sitting on your couch.

            The fact that spells and golden egg hunts are sharable make it very beneficial to play with others.

            And please, tell me, what has Niantic done to improve the gameplay? Daily/weekly bonuses for spinning and catching are about the only one I can think of. Their new gym system is stupid. Legendary raids are frustrating and have really alienated a huge proportion of their player base (myself and my husband included). Now the new raid bosses include metapod, and Nido King/queen? I am level 36 in pogo, but was getting more and more frustrated and bored with pogo. When I heard about drago I thought I’d try it out. Haven’t even bothered with daily bonuses in pogo since about day 4 of draconius.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            Then stop playing. Why the f do people insist on paying for and playing things they so obviously hate? Its psychotic. Keep your dignity and just leave.

          • Abigale Johnson

            I have stopped playing pogo. The only reason I did was because drago is a much better game. I think it’s pretty telling that you can ask me a question about the new game, then when I answer it you spout off with comments that only show your ignorance and bias, and then you insult me and tell me to go away. My dignity is very much in tact, it is you sir, who have lost yours.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            LOL bias! More of that drone mentality. Because how could I possibly NOT like Draconius GO. LOL, and yet, here you are… thirsty as ever. Skulking around a Pokemon site, desperately trying to recruit players. Normally I’d call that addiction… in your case its just sad and pathetic.

          • Abigale Johnson

            Niantic has completely undermined the basic premise of pogo with the raid system.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            By requiring people to meet up at a given location and cooperate to complete a goal? Thereby adding coordination with community to seeing points of interest. How devious!

          • Piotr Krzywicki

            You misunderstood me, or rather I wasn’t specific enough. I used “game” and “gameplay” as synonymous, which, I admitt, was confusing. What I meant was that despite PoGo and DraGo share same mechanic basics (which aren’t unique to those developers anyway, Niantic isn’t inventor of insects collecting nor original Pokemon games dev), Elyland actually do something to enrich gameplay as much as possible, while Niantic sticks to absolute minimum dictated by franchise. Those “poorly implemented mechanics”, as you call them, are key here, as because of them you suddenly find much more to do in game which is supposed to be exacly same, judging on it’s basic idea. It’s like comparing two classic MMO’s, lets say first Everquest and WoW – they use exacly same basics mechanisc and formula, but suddenly there is way more to do in WoW than in EQ, and WoWs experience is much smoother, despite it’s clearly “inspired” by EQ

  • Curtis Beales

    Stop reporting on Draconius Go. You are the Pokemon Go Hub.

    • Petr Jaroš

      So what? If there was anything to report on PoGo, I would agree, but the lack of content, contempt for hardcore players and overall incompetence of Niantic is destroying Pokemon Go. Therefor, Im curious about other similar options and Im pretty sure there are more people who see it as I do.

      • Robdebobrob

        Judging by your 4 lines of text it seems you are very much able to type another websites name in your browser that is about Draconius. This is a website about Pokemon, as the name implies. Keep it that way.

        • Higher_Ground

          Don’t see why you feel entitled to tell the owners of this website what kind of content to post…

          • Robdebobrob

            Took a long time before someone commented that “entitled” speach.

      • So is there a Draconius website or place to learn more about the mechanics of the game? I have been playing for only a couple weeks. I like it, just don’t know much about how it works yet. It’s a nice alternative to pogo. I guess Niantic has moved on also …to Potter Go.

  • Simone Amoruso

    Welcome on Draconius GO HUB

  • Simone Amoruso

    Wow, the most whining-because-Niantic-betrayed-my-childhood comment I’ve ever seen.

    “Stop covering for Niantics bullshit… just do as I do: praise Draconius GO now and cover its bullshit”

    Laughing so much at you, you don’t even know.

    • Petr Jaroš

      The only laughable one here is you and others who just keep supporting a poor company blindly no matter how hard they screw up. If people were not such sheep then maybe they would be forced to deliver better product already.

      • Partysaurus Rex

        No I’m pretty sure anyone who is still playing the game and enjoying it are laughing pretty hard at those of you who come back here and try and convince us what a terrible game it is. Get woke! You sound like a thirsty ex who just can’t let go. We aren’t blind to Niantic’s shortcomings… we just aren’t moving on to an inferior product just to “stick it” to Niantic.

        • Petr Jaroš

          I (we) am (are) not moving anywhere. As many said here, we like the concept of PoGo but are bored atm. It is basically the only game I know that is popular and has close to none endgame content. I keep coming back with hopes that something is coming as I really like the concept and had a lot of fun with PoGo this summer (more before the gym update). In the meantime it is nice that there is alternative and I would hereby like to thank this site for keeping us informed about it.

          • Robdebobrob

            “It is basically the only game I know that is popular and has close to none endgame content.”

            Obviously you havent played PUBG yet.. That is as far as itll get and is massively popular.
            Or basicaly any survivor game of the past 5 years (lets say DayZ for instance). Those have no other “endgame” besides surviving for eternity. Those are massively popular.

            Surely you are able to surf the interwebs to a website that is specifically for people that play Draconius. You dont see me asking for PokemonGO articles on PCgamer. Or Overwatch meta advice on battlefield 1 forums. Or how to keep my car engine going at the local bakery…

          • Partysaurus Rex

            LOVE IT!

          • catosil

            But it is relevant as 1 most searches for draconius go bring up the pogo pages, as people are posting about whats happening. Also quite a few play both games or have switched to draconius go. But developments on 1 game may influence what happens on another. Not much going on pcgamer will change how pogo works or influences what will happen to pogo.

          • catosil

            If you want to be pedantic its called GOHUB, so it can be both.

          • Robdebobrob

            Check the URL… it really isnt.

          • catosil

            Check the banner at the top, it really is. May have started as Pokemon go when it was the only go game. But like a lot of things they evolve.

          • Robdebobrob

            The banner with a pokeball inside the O of GO? Next to all the drop down menues wich have not a single Draconius section? The short name is GOHUB, but the entire name is most definatly POKEMON GO HUB.

          • catosil

            Draconius is still new and not 100% certain will stay. Also not a huge guide system in place. But certainly had the Pokemon dropped to allow for other go games to come out and the site still relevant.

          • Dan

            There will never be “end game content”. The design of the game itself prevents that. There is no way to beat Pokemon Go. It’s a platform. It will constantly change and evolve. If you want an end, go play the originals.

          • Petr Jaroš

            Sorry Dan, but such oppinion only shows your inexperience in gaming. We are not discussing an end to the game, but endgame stuff to do for players who finish the main part, e.g. collect them all. Lets have few examples. In World of Warcraft, when you reach max level, you can join a guild and do raids, which require skill, gear and overall dedication to the game (talking about the highest difficulty). In most games you can compete for ranks in ladders (Hearthstone, League of Legends, Dota, World of Tanks..). The potential for PoGo is there, scaled raids that would require strong teams of different types of Pokemons, PvP ladders, quest chains with exclusive rewards and many more ideas given by the community or shown by the competition. Given how great and innovative the base concept is it is very sad that this company is unable to build on it.

          • Dan

            This is where you’re wrong. I have been gaming since I was 5 years old. “End game” means “the final stage of a game such as chess or bridge, when few pieces or cards remain”, implying that there is a definitive end to a game. Pokemon Go will have no definitive end. There is always going to be something added, if it’s repetitive or not. We will never see an “end game” to Pokemon Go. What you are describing is “user added value”, which keeps people playing the game. “End game” also implies that there is a goal to the game, which in Pokemon Go, there is no defined goal; it’s based on the user. My current goal is to obtain all of the gender variants for each Pokemon; that is my “endgame”, but it’ll change once that happens. This may not be yours, and that’s ok. Since there are no defined goals, there is no true endgame, and Niantic wants it that way.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            Actually what he is doing is comparing Pokemon GO, to an MMO. Where “end game” is everything you do at max level. Yes there is a leveling process and there is a quasi experience there, but the bulk of what you do on a regular basis, that is current and relevant is considered “end game”. “End game” in that sense is constantly evolving its the newest and most challenging content.

        • catosil

          How is it inferior? apart from it doesnt have pokemon then there is nothing worse about the game really. the sphere throwing takes some practice but thats all. Otherwise yours is just opinion, nothing more. I dont like coffee so does that make tea a better or inferior product? neither.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            That’s precisely why actually. The gameplay for Pokemon GO is pretty shallow as it is. The game would have NEVER gotten to 750 million downloads without Pokemon behind it. So to mirror your game after that shallow gameplay and NOT have Pokemon is not what I would call a recipe for success. Draconius GO will always be riding the coat tails of Pokemon GO, but instead of attracting players excited about something new and fresh, it will be serving the bitter and disenfranchised folks that are unhappy with PoGo (which isn’t what a company wants). Those players are unlikely going to hang around playing DraGO as long as they hung on to Pokemon. Why is it that a bad customer base to cater to? Because if their interest is so fleeting that they abandon a brand they are familiar with, a brand some have an emotional attachment to. How easy it going to be for them to turn away from DracoGO when something better comes a long?

            Furthermore, that design really banks on Niantic maintaining a its poor player interaction and poor development strategy/team. Because if they were to buckle down and address the issues that have made a select few flock to DracoGO… they would be back in a heartbeat. If Elyland was really interested in making a brilliant game they would have looked more at making Draconius reflect the actual Nintendo games, and definitely spent more time on developing the art for the game.

            But I can see I offended you by calling it inferior. I don’t like it, and yes that is my opinion. I apologize.

          • catosil

            I wasnt offended by your opinion just lack of realistic appraisal of a good game. There are new things in draconius go thats the point. It seems to me like you have never tried or at least given it a good go at playing to see whats good about it. I am currently playing both but more draconius at the moment for that exact point, there is more to do, more interaction with other players which is what pokemon go so desperatelty needs.

            As for the name of the site, with harry potter go coming out next year it is catering to all the go gamers. It does help if people playing different games can come together and talk about whats going on in each game, which is what this page was trying to do by changing the banner to go hub, which is the part you were getting really upset about without even looking to see what the page was doing. .

            As for Elyland making or more to the point outright ripping off Nintendo, that would be dangerous ground to do, they would struggle with copyright lawyers all the time. The difference is go games cannot at this stage be anything like the pokemon series as it stands, so they are going to be of a similar vein at the moment.

            My point about players bored of pokemon go is that 18 months in and niantic seem to have regressed the game not made it any better, draconius has been out less than 2 months and already has more content and more interaction with both its players and allowing some interaction between players. Give Elyland 18 months and see where it is then so long as the go market is not flooded.

            As for the art, It is decent cartoonish style art, and without being able to rip off other games characters and artwork then it is difficult to come up with something quickly that will grab attention. The difference I see is yes they are copying the go concept but at least trying to make something better of the game and not just a money grab.

          • Partysaurus Rex

            I must say I find it quite comical that you consider my opinion/claim to be unrealistic. But instead of refuting that with fact… you go the route of refuting said opinion with equally unsubstantiated opinions. LOL. If you’re going to wait week to respond… don’t bother. This was/is dead.

      • Simone Amoruso

        AHAHAHAHAHAH

    • Partysaurus Rex

      QFT

  • Skraapapapa

    To be honest Draconius Go SUCKS😂 and indeed post only about Pokemon…

  • Robdebobrob

    And the pokemonGO players dont care.

    Your own twitter vote gave you that answer. Go away with that game. Ill go to dracionius HUB if i wanna see that. Just like i go to overwatch forums to learn about that game, and BF1 sites about that game, or PCGAMER if i want to know about PC gaming in general.

  • Gustavo Mota

    A lot of salty ppl here, cmon guys is just information about a competitor of your fav game. Even if it’s useless cuz you’r never gonna play it, it is still nice to know about. There’s no reason to be so salty like this

    • Robdebobrob

      The only interesting thing about draconius would be the legal story between it and PokemonGO. Otherwise there is no reason to report on that game on this website.

      • Higher_Ground

        then why are you devoting an ever increasing number of comments to discussing it?

        • Robdebobrob

          Cause it bothers me… If its so interesting to so many people, make a new website called Draconiusgohub. The name of the website implies pokemongo, so keep it pokemongo.

  • Mineman1969

    Hopefully this will be a wake up call to show Niantic to do something good for a change like bring back all of the legendaries, release gen 3 earlier, or even make Mewtwo more easily accessible. (Niantic please I missed Zapdos, Articuno, Lugia, and Entei. Somehow I have 3 Suicune though. Don’t question the logic I can’t even make sense out of it lol.)

  • Samantha Lynn

    After the Halloween event, I pretty much stopped playing pogo. I got bored immediately and started back up with Minecraft. I don’t even worry about keeping my daily streak alive anymore. Draconius, I like.

  • Nivi Amsel

    It’s an awesome game with awesome features and many to do’s even for rural players. I hope Niantic can learn from Draconius and will start working more efficient.

  • The ultra negative responses here are pretty surprising. Its like this site forced you to click on the link and made you read the article at gunpoint. The title clearly said what it was about, so clicking on it, you knew what you’d get. I think it would be a lot less stressful by just not clicking and ignoring it rather coming on here to complain. According to my news feed, this is only the second article about it in a week, so the sarcasm about this abandoning news on PGO is ridiculous.

  • Daria Fishburne

    Thank you “Hub” very much for keeping us informed on Dranconius. As a level 40 on Pokemon Go, I have been completely bored waiting for Gen 3. So I jumped into this 11 year old company, Draconius Go, and absolutely love it!!! I was so tired of spoofers dominating the Pokemon Gyms, that I completely gave up trying anymore. Then there is the majority of Legendary Raids never, ever, having people showing up. What I like about Dranconius is that they have already been banning spoofers (Yeah). And their PvP is awesome. Niantic is so stupid and slow with their inferior programing, that when a superior AR game comes along they know they can’t compete, so they file a phony lawsuit. What a bunch of Knockleheads!

    • Dan

      Draconius Go is not a superior game. It’s a clone of Pokemon Go with some added features that are nothing similar to what the players of Pokemon Go are asking for from Niantic.

      And, no, they aren’t banning spoofers because there’s no reason to have spoofers in Draconius, and there’s no way they can find out who is spoofing. And there’s also no reason to spoof in Draconius.

  • Leo Luo

    Wait… why. DRACONIUS NEEDS TO DIE

    • Abigale Johnson

      Niantic is killing a great game because they just keep further and further alienating their player base and not delivering on the premise of the game. Plus it’s buggy and frustrating to play, I had to reboot the game multiple times every single time I tried to go out and actually play the game for months on end

  • Dan

    Downloads don’t really mean anything. I downloaded it to check it out. It sucks. It really does. The GPS threshold is too low. There’s no variety of creatures. PvP is way to unbalanced. It’s absolutely an inferior product to Pokemon Go.

  • Ajberardi

    Happy to see Draconius go is growing!!! Finally see more players in gyms around my town.. game is super fun and doesn’t require me to find groups to raid… keep the info coming please! I can’t even play Pokémon Go on my iPhone X…. gps drop is crazy and niantic can’t even send out a working update to fix minor bugs… maybe iPhone X support in a couple months!? 😂

  • candece Webster

    I don’t follow you so that I can read about other games. Get another account for you other game.

  • Simon Johnson

    I like this game, a welcome break from the dire drudge and slog of stardust and exp that PoGo has become. It’s not as polished but it has some of the features PoGo desparately needs.