DudleyGrunt wrote:1. I was doing some Sightering Saturday afternoon while on the National Mall in DC. A family walked past me and the son (10?) asked me if I was playing...you guessed it...Pokemon Go. His family was moving along, so I just said no and attempted to show him my screen. I hadn't done any Sighter in a while, but knew there were a number there on the Mall. I really wish they would make it possible to view the map with only the Sights I need.
2. There are a few local in Maryland who create Whereigos. I've been doing a lot recently and probably have at least a few more trips to Southern Maryland, where most are concentrated, before I start running out.
3. I've found Letterboxing to be more active than I had previously thought - especially the AtlasQuest site. I had been on a kick late last year, but do plan on working on more around here.
4. I've even trying to get Monster Cache working on my phone, again. Apparently, there is a problem with Galaxy S7's falsely reporting Mock Location as being enabled for apps that check that sort of thing, like MC does.
Manville Possum Hunters wrote:Mr.Yuck wrote:I have no freaking clue what to do at the Gyms. I can battle, but the creature will have a CP of like 600-1000, and all mine are under 100. I also went to a Blue Gym (I choose team Blue), but no clue what to do there either.
Keep one of each type, transfer the others in trade for candy to the professor, then evolve and power up to get more CP. I'm still building up mine, but have dropped some off to help at Yellow gyms, I have about 4 over 1220 CP.
I'm learning as I go, and mostly I'm out walking over 2 miles each day, but I do drive to different locations and restart the app, just like geocaching, clear out an area then move to another.
This game is fun to me, and I would never play Munzee or Ingress. I spent a few hours today with the famous Mega numbers cacher Ranger Fox in a smelly storm drain in Kingsport, Tn looking for a geocache, and that is the most fun I have had in a long time playing geocaching. Tonight, I went for a solo walk in Gate City, Va and ended up playing Pokemon for around 3 hours and meet several people doing the same.
We (my crew) have been archiving quite a few geocaches listed on Groundspeak along fitness trails in our area, they are just not being found, or have already been found, but no finds within the last year.
I know I pissed off the admins here when I archived my OCNA listings, but they were not being logged and I strongly dislike stale data like the Terra Caching site and LitterBoxing has to offer.
Manville Possum Hunters wrote:Here is an interesting article on Pokemon GO with Geocaching co-founder Bryan Roth. Maybe Ground$peak has plans for Wherigo after all and not just abandoning it like their Waymarking site?
We here are all aware that many people do want a virtual element to geocaching and some really like a point scoring system, so hopefully Wherigo is the answer that GS is looking for, not that they ever listened to their customers before, but I'm seeing a decline in geocaching locally. According to Bryan Roth, Pokemon GO has been great for business.
Has OCNA seen more new members in the last two weeks?
Bon Echo wrote:There is a geocaching site with a points system, it nicely shows you your ranking in relation to geocache types and location. The longer a cache is unfound, the more points it's worth. Pretty neat system IMO. Guess how well it is doing right now.
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