GeoGeeBee, on 22 July 2011 - 06:57 AM, said:
What has been described here sounds like it might be fun. But it's not Geocaching. I wouldn't bother with it.
It sounds better than Waymarking; if it had been released back in the day I might have given it a second look. It sounds better than Groundspeak's (defunct) Mighty Egg Hunt game; if it had been released as a smartphone app a few years ago, I might have seen what it was about. But at this point, I play iSpy. I geocache. I do things that have nothing to do with location based games. So I really did not need one more thing to do.
There are Wherigo cartridges that may be be fun, but unless they are associated with a cache, I probably will not do them. There are caches listed outside of Groundspeak that might be fun, but if they are not part of this game, I will never do them. Sometimes I enjoy noticing a benchmark, but that is about as far as it gets because they are not a part of this game. Earthcaches are among my favorites, but I did not do any that were not listed on this site, when new ones had been moved to Waymarking. I keep meaning to do more letterboxes, but my wife thinks I am pushing it as it is.
I like virtuals (including earthcaches) for the way that they extend this
game. I like virtuals for the way that they have enriched this
game. I appreciate those who have included my earthcaches among their list of favorites that are a part of this
game. A good percentage, if not the majority, of the caches on my list of favorites for this
game are virtuals and earthcaches.
When people state that their interest will be diminished if it is not a number, I understand because the number is what defines it as part of this game. So, after many of us had been asking for virtuals to return to caching, and Groundspeak's response turns out to be that we can play something else instead, . . . I am probably already booked.
This post has been edited by justacacher: 22 July 2011 - 09:28 AM