GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 09 July 12 9:32 pm

toy hunters wrote:Are you allowed to do the Decathlon and the Heptathlon on the same day, making a total of 17 caches, plus other caches for different requirements?
Heptathlon is one day.
Decathlon is over two days.
So, no you can't do 17 on one day as you would not be meeting the decathlon requirement.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by blossom* » 10 July 12 9:11 am

caughtatwork wrote:
toy hunters wrote:Are you allowed to do the Decathlon and the Heptathlon on the same day, making a total of 17 caches, plus other caches for different requirements?
Heptathlon is one day.
Decathlon is over two days.
So, no you can't do 17 on one day as you would not be meeting the decathlon requirement.
Oh. I had thought it would be ok to do the Decathlon quicker than required? That was my "Plan" and I did do about 20 in one day. But luckily I ended up doing a few the day before and used these for the decathlon by chance (as they had the points I wanted) so I did end up using 2 days for the 10.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by tronador » 10 July 12 10:06 pm

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I couldn't find my requirement. #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by Zalgariath » 10 July 12 10:59 pm

Phew that was lucky! I only started claiming caches today when I noticed the 7 day log limit. I think I ended up claiming nearly every cache we did in Woronora ;)

As most of those were high points now I can relax and find easy caches only worth a few point to make sure I dont go over ;)

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by Captain Terror » 11 July 12 1:08 am

I just wish to have a shout out about the GeosportZ. This is the first year I've entered (or indeed known about it). I'm not really targeting to complete them all or anything, just logging those that I have found and happen to meet a requirement. It is a surprising amount of fun. Watching the list and reading through my logs to see what I can claim. It will be great to see how it goes over the coming weeks.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by lemmykc » 11 July 12 1:15 pm

My closest cache to home has been there for almost 20 months and I still haven't found it. It is a T5 and a D2 but I believe it finishes in an 'unsavoury' location.... also known as legal in Germany but not here :shock: :shock: :shock:

The next one is also a T5 but it is actually achievable if I tried really hard. Oh wait, it's winter..... never mind :mrgreen:

The third closest to home is a 2/2 puzzle, so I could do that one easily.....

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by akkatracker » 11 July 12 2:00 pm

I've just returned from an impromptu small trip and haven't had internet, I am logging all my finds from a few days ago yesterday. I also missed out on reading the 7 day rule. Would it be possible to put the cache through [-o< ?
The name is
Waypoint ID: * GC3PBWY
Cache Name: * Klein #1
Requirement: * Cycling
Found: * 2nd July
Difficulty: * 2.5
Terrain: * 1.5
Cache Type: * Puzzle
Cache Size: * Small
Justification- See above

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by Ninnesfamily » 11 July 12 5:52 pm

Do Pterodactyls count for animal powered flight (just checking in case the animals have to be alive today)? Also, is the name of the animal that flies used as the title (and maybe questions about that animal as clues for a mystery cache) enough to relate the cache to animal powered flight? Or do there need to be specific aspects of the cache relating to the flight of the animal?

Hope that made sense.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by akkatracker » 11 July 12 5:54 pm

Ninnesfamily wrote:Do Pterodactyls count for animal powered flight (just checking in case the animals have to be alive today)? Also, is the name of the animal that flies used as the title (and maybe questions about that animal as clues for a mystery cache) enough to relate the cache to animal powered flight? Or do there need to be specific aspects of the cache relating to the flight of the animal?

Hope that made sense.
I'd presume that the Pterodactyl is animal flight and to your second park it can be the title

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by Ninnesfamily » 11 July 12 6:11 pm

Also, will an actual cache about archery count for the archery requirement?

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by blossom* » 11 July 12 8:53 pm

Ninnesfamily wrote:Also, will an actual cache about archery count for the archery requirement?
Yes, becasue arrows are non-animal powered flight :D

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 12 July 12 8:54 am

akkatracker wrote:I've just returned from an impromptu small trip and haven't had internet, I am logging all my finds from a few days ago yesterday. I also missed out on reading the 7 day rule. Would it be possible to put the cache through [-o< ?
The name is
Waypoint ID: * GC3PBWY
Cache Name: * Klein #1
Requirement: * Cycling
Found: * 2nd July
Difficulty: * 2.5
Terrain: * 1.5
Cache Type: * Puzzle
Cache Size: * Small
Justification- See above

Thanks
Sorry, can't do.
The game is a game of strategy as well as skill and determination.
The 7 day rule a wrinkle to ensure you are planning strategically.
i.e. Do you go early and hard and then struggle at the end of the game to "fill in the gaps", or do you go late and hard to try and get them all at the end hoping you don't have too many DNFs?
Knowing how deadlocks are broken, this all forms part of the strategy.
To allow people to find 400 (or some number) caches for the game, THEN let them choose which ones, right at the end of the game is not strategy.

Y'all need to be wary of the marathon and the 7 day rule too.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 12 July 12 8:55 am

akkatracker wrote:
Ninnesfamily wrote:Do Pterodactyls count for animal powered flight (just checking in case the animals have to be alive today)? Also, is the name of the animal that flies used as the title (and maybe questions about that animal as clues for a mystery cache) enough to relate the cache to animal powered flight? Or do there need to be specific aspects of the cache relating to the flight of the animal?

Hope that made sense.
I'd presume that the Pterodactyl is animal flight and to your second park it can be the title
Correct.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by caughtatwork » 12 July 12 8:55 am

blossom* wrote:
Ninnesfamily wrote:Also, will an actual cache about archery count for the archery requirement?
Yes, becasue arrows are non-animal powered flight :D
Correct.

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Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Post by akkatracker » 12 July 12 9:29 am

caughtatwork wrote:
akkatracker wrote:I've just returned from an impromptu small trip and haven't had internet, I am logging all my finds from a few days ago yesterday. I also missed out on reading the 7 day rule. Would it be possible to put the cache through [-o< ?
The name is
Waypoint ID: * GC3PBWY
Cache Name: * Klein #1
Requirement: * Cycling
Found: * 2nd July
Difficulty: * 2.5
Terrain: * 1.5
Cache Type: * Puzzle
Cache Size: * Small
Justification- See above

Thanks
Sorry, can't do.
The game is a game of strategy as well as skill and determination.
The 7 day rule a wrinkle to ensure you are planning strategically.
i.e. Do you go early and hard and then struggle at the end of the game to "fill in the gaps", or do you go late and hard to try and get them all at the end hoping you don't have too many DNFs?
Knowing how deadlocks are broken, this all forms part of the strategy.
To allow people to find 400 (or some number) caches for the game, THEN let them choose which ones, right at the end of the game is not strategy.

Y'all need to be wary of the marathon and the 7 day rule too.
That's fine, see your point
At least it wasn't a 5/5
but it was a small puzzle ](*,)
Better find another cycling one. :mrgreen:
Excuses fro caching :P

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