+sbell111 Posted October 12, 2010 Share Posted October 12, 2010 ... OK, in fairness, I can understand the need to feel that they must keep up or be left behind, but for many of us, its changing the game from something mostly done outdoors, to something mostly done behind a computer. If I wanted to do that, I would have a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and so-on instead of coming here.How does geetting an icon in your profile when you geocache in new areas change anything? How does it somehow change the game to something you mostly do behind a computer? It actually doesn't change your computer time, at all. In fact, it may entice some players into getting out and caching more often so that they can earn new souvis.Personally, I would rather see some of the existing features made better before adding new features (remember bookmarks? maps that actually set filters for your PQs?). But that's just me. Or, is it?Why can't they do both. Groundspeak isn't just just the Irish boys in their basement eating a cold pizza, after all. It's several people eating moderately warm pizza.No, it isn't just you. It is what I've been trying to say. When I started this was about the "Tupperware in the woods". Now it seems to be becoming another "social network. Oh, and we also find hidden stuff".One of the biggest reasons that GC.com has been successful is that it was developed as a social game. Developing the social side to the game is smart, given that people like this sort of thing.Also, souvenirs are going to cause caches to be archived.Original Stash Tribute Plaque (GCGV0P) is at risk of being archived right now due to issues with the souvenir Groundspeak associated with it. How many times has Team360 threatened to archive that cache now? Perhaps TPTB should take him up on his offer. Quote Link to comment
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