Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Aug. 23 2003,10:11 pm
|Quote (PC Medic @ Aug. 23 2003,8:52 pm)|
|Hmm, you do not see any risk to cache being "plundered" by those who do not know why this stray playing card is there??|
Plain sight was too strong a description. The cards will be visible without having to turn over any rocks or brush away any branches or grass. But, they will be placed in non-obvious places, so that they ought to last the day or two needed for the first-to-find to get there. More important, anyone who comes after will be able to quickly tell that they are late, so they don't disturb the site looking for something that isn't there.
Can the card be plundered? Sure. Can a player dig up the place anyway? Sure. But this is the case with EVERY physical cache now, and we live with that. Sooner or later, every cache left in the wild has gone missing or will eventually go missing. Even if the owner archives the cache, then retrieves it, there's no guarantee that someone who downloaded the coordinates earlier won't go looking for it. I'm confident that caches that are only out there for a day or two pose less risk to the environment than caches left out indefinitely.
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