Say Hello to Geocaching Challenges
Well we can say welcome to the new Geocaching Challenges. After months of waiting and seeing what is in store we can now see the advent of the new system for handling Virtual type challenges.
What are they?
People will get them confused with challege caches. Where there is a cache waiting at the end of the trail. Try and meet a certain challenge and then sign the log. However geocaching challenges are different in a few ways. You are challanging someone to Perform an action at a particular location, or to take a photo at a particular location. There will be a third type that groundspeak forms known as a worldwide challenge. Perform some action anyway in the world. (think locationless caches).
Differences you can see
The first thing that you will notice is on your profile page that your finds, hides and challeges are all broken out under your name. And if you hover your mouse over challenges you see the challenges that you have accepted, completed and created.
It is a good idea so people can break down those things seperatly. Some cachers do not want their finds "polluted" by the find count from the challenges. So this lets them see those numbers without them being combined
The next thing that pops is on your personal page that everyone can see. This time you will see three numbers again, Those that you have found, trackables, and challenges completed. Similar to the other without the caches placed, now you see trackable info.
I created a few challeges, but the bugs and the up and down of the website keeps me from writing more.
I will follow up soon with more info.