Some of the new Challenges are giving me something to work on with OCNA.
The Ultimate Monthly Cacher - I've learned that I have not yet found an OCNA ONLY cache for 12 consecutive months. I currently have a 4 month streak going. This gives me a goal to work on over the next 8 months. I hope to complete this one in July 2016.
Variety Show Hider (Level 3 & 4) - So far, I only own 10 cache types. I've been wanting to get others out anyway, but these challenges will help encourage me to finally get them out.
Same with Variety Show Extravaganza, but the only type I've not found is an MP3 / Podcache.
I still need to look at several of these to see how far off I am on them. I suspect that I will not get to claim many. I know I have yet to complete either variety show. I started with the FTF Hound Challenge confident that I could get the first level but soon found I am well on my way to a level 3. I quit counting after 25 and added 2 from the challenges themselves.
I hope that several find they are already on their way to completing some of these challenges and just need to fill in a few missing pieces to make their claim.
I'm finding the research of my stats to determine if I qualify to be the greatest challenge
On the one hand, I'd like to hide some of the less common cache types, like quiz and unknowns and maybe even a dead-drop or MP3. With the new challenges I was determined it was time to add these to my stats. yesterday I placed 3 new caches out . And then I remembered why I stick to traditionals (for the most part) when it comes to physical caches - probability. There's a low probability of any cache I hide around here being visited. It will be even lower if it is a multi or requires additional work (quiz or unknown). So I'll stick to traditionals. I plan to create some letterboxes to list on AtlasQuest and may also list those here.
I've actually thought that some of the unique types might be more likely to get someone to try them out. I'm also looking to plant my first box soon and it will be on AQ and on here. Done well, maybe these could let boxers know that we are a better group of geocachers and maybe attract a few. As a fairly new boxer, I "PAF'd" a local, more experienced letterboxer and she was actually out caching with her kids.