Challenge Caches in User Insights Posted April 28, 2015 What do you like most about challenge caches? It adds additional interest to the game. Makes a mundane hide something worth striving for. What do you not like about challenge caches? Some have absurdly high difficulty rates to accomplish the challenge. One or two of these are fine, but a lot of them in an area can be annoying. I also dislike that there isn't an easy way to filter out challenge caches (either to avoid them, or to seek them out). What would you like to see changed about challenge caches? I would like guidance on how to set D/T ratings for challenge caches, and their own cache type so they can be filtered appropriately by cachers. At the same time, an easy validator, like project-gc.com has, to keep track of progress of various challenges. It would be nice to click on a button on the cache page and be informed if you qualify or not, and what the qualificators are. A lot of challenge cache requirements can easily be derived from stats. The ones that can't, it should be relatively easy to add some data recording tools to record things (like, say, names of cachers you've cached with, or lists of FTFs etc.) Which could then be used to auto-validate challenges. If you could describe your favorite challenge cache type, what would it be? Geography based ones. The challenge to explore is a great motivator to get beyond ones comfort zones. What types of challenge caches do you avoid? Date based challenges - they simply are not practical for my area as my area is not cache dense enough to pull off longer streaks.