POE5 – Not a Vision Quest

November 25, 2012

The Peace on Earth Hunt [POE5] is gearing up for the starting day [December 1st]. Designers are boxing their gifts, trying different hiding places, and creating unique hints for the hunters. For those Designers who are new to the POE hunt:

The POE hunt is not meant to be a vision quest. The hunter cannot gain points or level up to Master Hunter. So, Designers, don’t hide your gifts on the roof, or in some subterranean cellar. Don’t bury them in places where only the most dedicated hunters with the best viewers can find them.

This is the holiday season, a time of giving freely. Don’t be a Scrooge with the placement of your gifts. There is nothing wrong with putting the gift under your tree, or on the fireplace mantle, with flashing red arrows pointing to it, and a large sign which says,”Here it is! Enjoy!”

The gift you give is important, yes, but not as important as the enjoyment you give. The gift may not be opened for days, weeks or months. It may even get lost in the hunter’s inventory, and be forgotten for a year or two. But hunters will remember the experience they had at your store. And that experience may be the deciding factor in whether they come back to your store, or not.

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