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I did some searching but didn't find anyone reporting what seems an basic bug with Adventure Labs.

 

I have a 5 location Adventure, and I use the Journal to give information to the player.   Immediately after completing locations 1-4, the button "show journal" pops up, and they select that and see the Journal. Good.

 

But not with location 5.  After giving the correct answer, the player gets congratulated for completing the Adventure, then it ends.

 

I have a "bonus" geocache which requires information in Journal 5.   The Journal is still there, and the player can access it after the Adventure has ended.  But it would be a much nicer experience if the journal came up automatically like it does for Locations 1-4.

 

I was talking to another Adventure Lab owner at an event last night, and he has the same issue with his.

 

Does anyone know if this is a known issue. or if not how I can report it?

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I have to confirm this report. I beta tested an adventure a few weeks ago and I missed journal 5 despite the fact that I knew there should be one. It's only when I was back home that I remembered to have a look. This is something that should be better handled by the ALC app. Before this is done, ALC creators have to find a way to let it know to the players at the right time.

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Thanks.  I have documented in both the Adventure Lab itself and the Bonus cache that they need to look at Journal 5, which they can do once they have completed the Adventure.   So cachers should figure it out.   It's just not as nice of an experience.  

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I can confirm this slightly annoying feature as I fell foul of it when creating mine, had to juggle around my journal entries to ensure folk saw what I wanted to originally say in the final location as my testers were not seeing it , mine now run like this.

Journal 1 - Complete this adventure to find bonus cache GCXXXX

Journal 2 - First clue for bonus = ABC

Journal 3 - Second clue for bonus = EFG

Journal 4 - Hint for helping find the bonus

Journal 5 - Generic 'well done' message that no one will bother reading :D

 

Original plan was to have 2/3/4 to be 'clues' and 5 to be the finding hint

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18 minutes ago, mr.jonesy said:

I can confirm this slightly annoying feature as I fell foul of it when creating mine, had to juggle around my journal entries to ensure folk saw what I wanted to originally say in the final location as my testers were not seeing it , mine now run like this.

Journal 1 - Complete this adventure to find bonus cache GCXXXX

Journal 2 - First clue for bonus = ABC

Journal 3 - Second clue for bonus = EFG

Journal 4 - Hint for helping find the bonus

Journal 5 - Generic 'well done' message that no one will bother reading :D

 

Original plan was to have 2/3/4 to be 'clues' and 5 to be the finding hint

 

That is a good solution/workaround.

 

In mine, the way I've done the "story", is you get information from 1-4, and then take it to 5 where you answer a question based on what you learned on 1-4.   I would have to make major changes to avoid Journal 5.    

 

It's just had it's first find; the cacher found the information without trouble.   So I'll stick with what I've done.

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Good question, I'm not sure.   Mine uses sequential order, as does my friend who noticed the same issue.

 

I've only completed one myself as a player.   It didn't use sequential order, but the use of the journal on that one gave the same message for each location.    I can't remember if it showed me the journal for Location 5 or not, but as it didn't include any new information it didn't matter.

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13 minutes ago, Birdie.NL said:

My question: does this behaviour only occur with a fixed sequential order?

 

Also, not sure.


Mine is sequential as I purposfully wanted to steer folk towards the bonus mystery cache, I have four fairly close waypoints and one far out one, waypoint five is less than 100 meters from the physical bonus, I figured if folk were to play they would tackle the four close together ones and then have to trek out to the last one they would complain about having to back track for the bonus, so made the far out way point the starting point and then directed folk inwards to the closer four and once finished it'd be a quick saunter to pick up the bonus.

 

Can't honestly recall what any of the 105 we've found did on completion, I want to say it skipped right to the congrats screen, but can't be 100%

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On 1/22/2020 at 2:17 PM, Birdie.NL said:

My question: does this behaviour only occur with a fixed sequential order?

 

The order is not relevant. Fixed sequential order or no order will produce the same error behaviour.

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I have done a series of labcaches with the bonus formula after labcache 5. There was no problem. (GC8FP54)

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My Lab has the same problem. It's currently in the testing now and would like to go live soon.

 

This topic started in January and no one from GS has addressed or updated us. What's going on? Are you going to fix this?

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About that congratulations screen, I'd find it very useful if we could have a final journal message too, not just journal messages after each stage. That final one could be used to sum all bonus codes, give the coördinates for the Bonus cache, or just add a customised finale or something like that.

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