Researh orbs

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Researh orbs

Post by Richary » 26 September 20 5:04 pm

Hmmm, I have been happily collecting orbs all week (and also n0w0rries various locationless for them today) and was due for number 7 today. But when I go to

https://geocaching.com.au/my/dragonzone ... ingequinox

today then no orbs show up. I see others have been claiming the final n0w0rries one so others must be seeing it.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by oldfella » 27 September 20 8:05 am

I think that the ORBS must have finished at midnight on the 25th. I claimed ORB number 7 at 6am on the 25th.

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Post by WazzaAndWenches » 27 September 20 9:22 pm

I also tried to claim #7 early(ish) yesterday but the link led to an essentially empty page and the earlier claims had disappeared too.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by caughtatwork » 28 September 20 9:49 am

The Spring Equinox Orb are available from the 19th September 00:00:00 to 25th September 23:59:59 AEST.

There are 7 available, but there is no catchup method if you miss one, so even if there are 7 showing and you missed number 1, you can only claim 6.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by Richary » 29 September 20 9:22 pm

So what did they achieve (or would have if I had completed all 7)? Also I am not sure how I should have known about them without the n0w0rries caches as they weren't mentioned in the daily update emails I get every morning at 5am. Cheers!

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by caughtatwork » 30 September 20 11:50 am

Did you claim one? That's what you get for all 7. Just 7 times as many :-)

We don't announce them, they just appear and disappear as the time comes and goes. There are 4 more for the rest of the year, but you will probably need to visit to see the orb in the header before you know it's there.

Then, whatever happened this year, happens next year and there may be more depending on the available time and creativity of your developer team.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by Richary » 30 September 20 8:49 pm

Well I did claim 6. But I am not sure how to see what I got. If I go to

https://geocaching.com.au/my/dragonzone/research/orb/

it doesn't show anything at all, not that I can see any dropdown option to get to that page. If I click on the help icon on that page I get taken to the DragonZone page on the GeoWiki, which has no mention of orbs.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by whitewebbs » 30 September 20 10:03 pm

If you look at the gallery of the Equinox Orb locationless cache page you can see what points were awarded. They get added to the dragon zone research materials totals.

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Re: Researh orbs

Post by caughtatwork » 01 October 20 5:16 pm

You see what you got when you claimed them. There is no history associated with the orbs (or any research material tasks) so you can't retrospectively check what you recieved.

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