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dragonZone Research Orbs

Post by whitewebbs » 10 April 20 12:56 pm

I see the faeries have been busy. Happy Easter and thanks.

A question
If you trade for "facades" do you lose the points you are keeping for the "Blaze Materialiser" dZtrophy?

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Post by caughtatwork » 11 April 20 12:33 pm

Yes. The wording has been updated to reflect having a current balance vs. just having collected.

Bronze, Silver and Gold materialisers have now been added, so you should see if you can collect them while the going is good.

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Post by whitewebbs » 12 April 20 1:57 am

caughtatwork wrote:
11 April 20 12:33 pm

Bronze, Silver and Gold materialisers have now been added, so you should see if you can collect them while the going is good.
Thank you faeries for the new trophies. I am lucky to have got them all when I checked but there were no points awarded. A touch of fairy dust might be needed so the points materialise.

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Post by OldSaint » 13 April 20 7:36 am

Noticed that the Easter Egg Icon has disappeared from the GCA Home Page
Was wondering how to look at the Easter Monday Research Points and how to make a claim for Monday
Cheers OldSaint

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Post by No_Tomorrow » 13 April 20 8:03 am

Ditto
I found the link in my history but there's nothing there either except a heading.

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Post by OldSaint » 13 April 20 10:02 am

Easter Eggs have returned
Thanks and cheers
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Post by No_Tomorrow » 19 June 20 10:00 am

"We hope you enjoy the orb research materials as they move you closer to trading for in-game and real-world items."

Real-world items?

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Post by caughtatwork » 19 June 20 10:29 am

Sooner or later, when the coffers build, yes, you will be able to trade for a real-world item. They will never be for sale and so the only way to get them is to build your bank of research materials and splurge when they are offered. We do have some other non-tangible tradable items on the way but they may take some time as my artistic and design skills need lots of help to get to the right result.

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Post by No_Tomorrow » 19 June 20 11:01 am

caughtatwork wrote:
19 June 20 10:29 am
We do have some other non-tangible tradable items on the way but they may take some time as my artistic and design skills need lots of help to get to the right result.
Do you need help with this, or just time?

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Post by caughtatwork » 19 June 20 11:42 am

Just time. They're all vectors (.svg) and need to be created in a way that has no transformations or matrix manipulations. They also need to be grouped and set as a symbol to work as a single file that has a viewBox into the specific areas. It's not impossible to learn, but they are quite tricky to create as I like to try and minimise the size of the file as well.



e.g. Raw SVG file
https://geocaching.com.au/pics/dragonzone.svg

Processed SVG file
https://geocaching.com.au/pics/dragonzones.svg

Output which displays the images, but does contain spoilers.
https://geocaching.com.au/pics/dragonzone.php

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Post by No_Tomorrow » 19 June 20 4:20 pm

I love the work you put into these things. Thanks. :D

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Post by whitewebbs » 25 June 20 8:16 am

Yes these orbs are cute. It is fantastic to get some bonus research points. I thought we had one to claim today? The orb has disapeared though from the GCA page.

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Post by OldSaint » 25 June 20 8:37 am

Mine has disappeared too with one day to claim - hope it re-appears today Cheers

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Post by caughtatwork » 25 June 20 10:38 am

Sorry, but the solstice orbs are now complete. They run for 7 days through to end of the 24th of June. We may have missed the first day, but the solstice is now over and there is no catch up.

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Post by whitewebbs » 25 June 20 10:50 am

Thanks for letting us know the situation. I appreciate the bonus points I received.

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