So I finally did my first Suicune raid today. A combination of work and personal obligations, cold weather, and dwindling interest in raiding from the community made it so that it took me twenty four days into November to finally complete a raid.
With a lucky egg I was more interested in the 40,000 XP than I truly was in catching the Legendary Beast. This is something that Niantic will likely need to address in the near future. A few months ago nothing was more exciting than raiding and I was organizing raid groups of thirty or more to raid at 5:30 AM before work.
With the introduction of Suicune, the worst of the Legendaries released so far, there is really very little interest to get groups together. I attempted a few times so far this month but could never get enough people together. Today I happened upon a group of fourteen with little organization.
I’m hoping that Niantic has something up their sleeve to entice the community to be more active in future raids. These were my first raids since the rewards were adjusted which was another nice enticement.
Currently I’m looking to simply make it to Level 39 by the end of this event and continue on the grueling journey to Level 40.