Victim of circumstance. I cycle to work very early in the morning. Very early.
So Wednesday, when the game came out, no one could play cuz the servers were being hammered.
I wasn’t trying to play during that time–I didn’t care about Pokémon.
So when I got up to bike into work at 2am, all the servers were online, and I could catch pokémon at my leisure. My usual 20 minute bike ride in took something like 2 hours because the route I took to work looked like something out of Family Circus. I was level 6 before I even got to my office, only to find out I can hit a Pokestop while standing at my desk!
Additionally, I can hit two more by walking to the meeting room across the hall.
With such nonsensical luck and bonuses at the game, I figured I’d give it a shot and keep playing. Even working full time, I was level 20 in a week.
When the popularity surged, I decided to take additional measures. 🙂 Cosplay will happen.