I asked my teammate/SO to weigh in on our experience.
"The best thing about Questival was Cotopaxi's almost pervasive message of positivity. Their opening ceremony set the tone and cast all their quirky challenges in a healthy, fun light that really kept the competition from feeling too serious and brought a lot to the experience.
I also enjoyed the strategy of playing the game. There were plenty of high-value challenges that allowed less-committed players to still feel involved in the competition. On a side note, the role of "rating" other teams' submissions and holding them accountable was a great way to build a feeling of community and engender a commitment to doing good. I know I might sound like a sap, but you couldn't NOT buy into it.
I didn't like that some of the low-point challenges involved following Cotopaxi on Instagram, etc, but I realize that's the name of the game. It helps get their message out there, and at the end of the day I support the message. I do appreciate that it wasn't an integral part of the experience (by NO means was it something like having to share every post) and that it wasn't something that gave players willing to plug Cotopaxi on social media an unfair advantage.
I would recommend Questival to someone who feels distance from the people or culture around them. Though I was relegated to my team (of two) for most of the real-world experience, the knowledge I was a part of a bigger gathering was always in the back of my mind. It reminded me to be less cynical, less judgmental, and more supportive of the efforts of everyday people around me."