dragonZone

A place to talk about the Geocaching Australia dragonZone and other games
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Re: dragonZone

Post by spatialriq » 31 March 14 8:06 pm

So is this going to be an Australia wide comp? Just wondering how its going to operate across this land girt by sea ....

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Re: dragonZone

Post by caughtatwork » 31 March 14 8:34 pm

Yes it is Australia wide, but ONLY Australia. If you've noticed on the Google Maps there is a "Show dragonZones" tick box. Tick that and it will show the appropriate clan control for a given zone. As nothing is controlled yet, they will all show up grey (neutral). When dragonZones start to be controlled, they will show up in the appropriate clan color.

Caches that move outside Australia will drag their dZPoints with them, but won't show up on any dragonZone on a map. When they move back to Australia they will bring the dZPoints back with them.

Thanks for your patience so far. A few small bugs have been discovered now that I'm getting lots of data into the system, so please bear with me.

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Re: dragonZone

Post by CraigRat » 01 April 14 10:33 am

Looking good.

Getting genuinely excited to play this! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: dragonZone

Post by Zalgariath » 01 April 14 1:10 pm

This is looking epic... new zones loading well on the map... not finding another cache until it launches and I see how the points work ;) hehe

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Re: dragonZone

Post by Yurt » 01 April 14 5:35 pm

I hadn't really noticed this but I've been looking at trigs on the map and when I bring up the pop-up for the trig details there's a "Clan Control" entry at the bottom. Was wonderin'.

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Re: dragonZone

Post by Laighside Legends » 02 April 14 12:32 am

Is this aimed at moving caches or all caches???

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Re: dragonZone

Post by caughtatwork » 02 April 14 7:47 am

Laighside Legends wrote:Is this aimed at moving caches or all caches???
All Geocaching Australia physical caches. The dragons are not appreciative of virtual caches (which include locationsless, virtual and webcams). They only like physical treasures.

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Re: dragonZone

Post by the Monkey King » 02 April 14 8:38 am

Can't wait to sign up.

And hopefully this will mean more of my caches will be found, as I have a few in the zone I am living in.

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Re: dragonZone

Post by JABs » 02 April 14 9:47 am

caughtatwork wrote:
Laighside Legends wrote:Is this aimed at moving caches or all caches???
All Geocaching Australia physical caches. The dragons are not appreciative of virtual caches (which include locationsless, virtual and webcams). They only like physical treasures.
Does this mean we can turn of Trigs from Map View?

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Re: dragonZone

Post by caughtatwork » 02 April 14 11:55 am

JABs wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:
Laighside Legends wrote:Is this aimed at moving caches or all caches???
All Geocaching Australia physical caches. The dragons are not appreciative of virtual caches (which include locationsless, virtual and webcams). They only like physical treasures.
Does this mean we can turn of Trigs from Map View?
No.

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Re: dragonZone

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Re: dragonZone

Post by caughtatwork » 03 April 14 7:47 pm

Well, that was damn quick!
http://geocaching.com.au/dragonzone/

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Re: dragonZone

Post by CraigRat » 03 April 14 8:02 pm

caughtatwork wrote:Well, that was damn quick!
http://geocaching.com.au/dragonzone/
Some of us are keen to see how this all goes.

Now, how do we spread the word?

You've done a great job with this, you should be proud!

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Re: dragonZone

Post by HHHEddy » 03 April 14 8:14 pm

OK signed up, now when does it start :?:

Perhaps a missive on the daily email would get the message out to the faithful.

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Re: dragonZone

Post by caughtatwork » 03 April 14 8:17 pm

CraigRat wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:Well, that was damn quick!
http://geocaching.com.au/dragonzone/
Some of us are keen to see how this all goes.

Now, how do we spread the word?

You've done a great job with this, you should be proud!
Depends on whether I've still got any bugs left :-)

It's a Geocaching Australia game and restricted to Australia only, so pimp our wares via any means you feel like, including, but not limited to bribery, thuggery or preferably word of mouth if you find the game entertaining.

I look forward to people working out how dZPoints are calculated and strategies for controlling zones. I have three personal strategies that, should I get time to go caching, will be in use. I wonder if strategies will be discussed openly or in secret Facebook Clan Groups?

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