Re: FTF competition - Chico
- I like the idea of a level playing field for an FTF. I came up with the Grate Race series and I hope to do one again soon. Quads FTF series put out a lot of really good caches. And there have been other caches that prompted great hides as well. Bluecruz cache of caches was really a superb idea that got a lot of well constructed hides in the field.
I do have only one concern about requiring placement of caches as a result of a find.
Cache saturation is a possibility. Not that a lot of new caches are not fun, but when folks get to putting out a bunch of hides as a requirement rather than a self initiated hide it can lead to a lot of carbon copy caches quickly placed and easily muggled. These tend to take away good locations that someone may have intended to use for a really well thought out cache. In areas like Chico, good areas are becoming harder to find as there are a lot out there.
Don't get me wrong, it is a good idea. I just see this as one possible consideration.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "johnsomc" <johnsomc@...> wrote:
> For those who participated in Quad's FTF Curse, FTF competition or wanted to or haven't even heard about it but think it sounds like fun, here's your chance again! We are trying to get a list of people together who think that an FTF competition would be a fun way to get involved, stay active and creative within the caching world of Chico.
> Here are the basic premises of the competition. The first person will put out a cache (person TBD) and the FTF the cache not only "wins" that round but they are asked to put out the second cache in the series. Unlike the first FTF comp, we are trying to figure out a way to score this so that everyone who finds it is scored and to compete you must find all the caches in the competition at some point. Scoring, which we are still working on, will be somewhat like golf... lowest score wins. Initially the plan was that FTF=0, 2TF=1, 3TF=2 and so forth. There are some bugs with this but we are working on it.
> This was just a brief overlay of the competition, so now we are just looking for some feedback as to who wants to play. Respond here or send a message to me on geocaching.com, either way will work!