“Our servers are humbled by your incredible response,” read the augmented reality game’s opening screen earlier in the day, announcing the temporary lapse in service. A merry band of cute pocket monsters delivered the bad news. “We are working to resolve the issue. Please try again soon.”

Image: Pokemon Go

Impatient players started giving the Nintendo’s IT team suggestions:

And a few players were besieged by an existential crisis:

In the US, several Pokemon Go pub crawls are organized for today. Hopefully, the servers will stay up for the mob of players traipsing through neighborhoods, restaurants, churches, cemeteries and bars. If not, they’re just going to have to drown their sorrows with a pint or find purpose with an aimless walk to a park.

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