GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

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GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 04 June 12 10:30 pm

A thread for discussions, questions and clarifications.

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http://www.cachinggames.com/gz2012/

One thing I'll point out, up front.

Points are awarded on the basis of the higher of:
Difficulty * Terrain
Cache Type * Cache Container

You cannot choose which points are awarded. The system will choose for you. Be very careful what you claim. You may think the Difficulty * Terrain is what you need for specific points, but if the Cache Type * Cache Container is higher that's what will be awarded.

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Post by Zalgariath » 04 June 12 10:53 pm

First Question.... Where do Trigs fall in the scoring? 1 point? or are they excluded?

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Post by akkatracker » 04 June 12 10:56 pm

Better find some survey markers- 1 point each

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 04 June 12 10:57 pm

Zalgariath wrote:First Question.... Where do Trigs fall in the scoring? 1 point? or are they excluded?
Other = 2 Points
Other: Any type that is Project APE, Letterbox Hybrid, Moveable, TrigPoint

I missed those, so they're now in as 2 pointers.
Thanks for the headsup.

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Post by LouiseAnn » 04 June 12 11:35 pm

caughtatwork wrote:The game (and therefore the challenges) will be available from 1-Jul-2012.
So to ask a silly question....
This means that you can't see the 'sports' until the 1/7/12?

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Post by caughtatwork » 04 June 12 11:45 pm

LouiseAnn wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:The game (and therefore the challenges) will be available from 1-Jul-2012.
So to ask a silly question....
This means that you can't see the 'sports' until the 1/7/12?
That's correct. Game starts on that day, so that's when the requirements become public.

To help you out (not really) these are the categories.
2707
Aquatics
Archery
Badminton
Handball
Basketball
Boxing
Canoe / Kayak
Cycling
Decathlon
Equestrian
Football
Gymnastics
Heptathlon
Hockey
Judo
Marathon
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Table Tennis
Tennis
The 1500m
The 4x4 Relay
The Olympic Rings
Triathlon
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Games of the XXX Olympiad

The marathon will be hard.
Games of the XXX Olympiad will require some investigation and depending on how desperate you are, some bribery but not to me.

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Post by LouiseAnn » 04 June 12 11:49 pm

I'm going to be out of action for a bit of the competition time, but what the hell, I'll give it a bash!
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Post by blossom* » 05 June 12 9:11 am

Will you make it so we can see the members who have joined the game to date? You know, a list of those I will end up beating \:D/

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Post by Laighside Legends » 05 June 12 10:21 am

So if I find a large puzzle cache on day 1 would I have a very good chance of winning?

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Post by blossom* » 05 June 12 10:23 am

Laighside Legends wrote:So if I find a large puzzle cache on day 1 would I have a very good chance of winning?
No way, you'd end up going way over the 350 requirement and I'd win instead :twisted:

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Post by pprass » 05 June 12 10:26 am

I don't get it - What do the categories mean? Do you have to find a cache that has something to do with archery or horse riding or wrestling?

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Post by caughtatwork » 05 June 12 11:07 am

pprass wrote:I don't get it - What do the categories mean? Do you have to find a cache that has something to do with archery or horse riding or wrestling?
The categories will have specific requirements on launch day.
This is from the last game in 2008.
http://www.cachinggames.com/gz/requirements.php
Note: The requirements HAVE changed, so don't rely on the old requirement to plan a strategy.

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Post by caughtatwork » 05 June 12 11:10 am

Laighside Legends wrote:So if I find a large puzzle cache on day 1 would I have a very good chance of winning?
You need to find all 30 requirements and get to 350 points.
A large cache on day 1 does not mean anything more or less than you have 1 requirement met for 25 points.
Of course, the cache also needs to fit a requirement, so good luck with your strategy for a 5/5 on the same day the requirements come out AND you can solve the puzzle AND you can get to it on day 1 AND it meets the requirements.
You then need to work out how to get the rest of the 29 requirements met in the remaining 325 points.
It's a game of strategy.

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Post by caughtatwork » 05 June 12 11:11 am

blossom* wrote:Will you make it so we can see the members who have joined the game to date? You know, a list of those I will end up beating \:D/
http://www.cachinggames.com/gz2012/memberlist.php
Already there.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by pprass » 05 June 12 2:01 pm

caughtatwork wrote:...The categories will have specific requirements on launch day.
This is from the last game in 2008.
http://www.cachinggames.com/gz/requirements.php.
Got it - thanks.

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