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May 30, 2016

Rock.. Paper… Scissors… Go!

At the end of 2016, we asked for submissions for the “Make Us A Munzee” competition and then held a final round of voting to choose a winner. In the end, 2dld26 (Deidre Dunhom) came out on top with the Rock-Paper-Scissors Munzee! Since then, we’ve been working with her on everything from points and description, to design, and even to testing. Now, we’re ready to release the RPS Munzee to the public!

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Description

The RPS Munzee is a credit item for greenies. When it is captured, the player is given the choice between Rock, Paper, Scissors, or Random and plays against the computer. Capture points are determined by the outcome of the game.

As a refresher:

  • Rock beats Scissors
  • Scissors beats Paper
  • Paper beats Rock

The RPS is deployed in-app like other credit items. It has the same proximity rules as greenies.

Points

Deploy: 15

Capture/CapOn: Split of 30

  • Computer Wins: 10 points for Capper, 20 points for Deployer
  • Capper Wins: 20 points for Cappter, 10 points for Deployer
  • Tie: 15 points for both Capper and Deployer

How do I get one?

The RPS Munzee will be a MunzPak exclusive for the month of June. Each subscriber will receive six (6) in the June MunzPak. Remember your MunzPak subscription renews monthly on your charging date until you cancel. If you would like to start on June 1st also keep in mind the system runs on Central Standard Time (MHQ). Starting July 1st, they will be available in the Munzee Store. More information on that, and a reminder, will come towards the end of June.

The app and website will be updated over the next days to reflect the introduction of the RPS Munzee.

Once again, thank you everyone who participated in the “Make Us a Munzee” competition, and congratulations to 2dld26 for being chosen as the winner! We hope everyone enjoys the RPS Munzee.

Ready to play? Rock… Paper… Scissors… GO! Munzee on!

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May 28, 2016

June Clan Requirements

It’s that time again! Here are the June clan requirements:

Level 1:
Minimum 1,000 total points per player
Clan total deploys minimum 50
Clan total points minimum 12,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 virtual

Level 2:

Minimum 2,000 total points per player
Clan total deploys minimum 75
Clan total points minimum 30,000
Rewards: 1 MVM, 2 maces, 1 ruby, 2 MVM colors

Level 3:

Minimum 5,000 total points per player
Clan total deploys minimum 150
Clan total points minimum 70,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 2 longswords, 2 MVM, 1 aquamarine, 1 scatter

Level 4:

Minimum 10,000 total points per player
Clan total deploys minimum 400
Clan total points minimum 200,000
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 2 aquamarine, 1 MVM

Level 5:

Minimum 20,000 total points per player
Clan total deploys minimum 600
Clan total points minimum 380,000
Rewards: 1 THE hammer, 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 hotel, 2 diamonds, 3 MVMs, 3 MVM colors
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May 26, 2016

Munzee Database Upgrade

We will be upgrading the Munzee database on Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00 MHQ time. This upgrade will affect all Munzee services including the Munzee game, WallaBee, Eventzee, Runzee, and Zee. While it should last less than an hour, we cannot guarantee a specific duration.

This upgrade is meant to improve Munzee service and further our commitment to you, the players. We will keep you updated on the progress during the upgrade. You will also be able to see the status of Munzee services at status.munzee.com.

Thank you for your understanding, and Munzee on!

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May 25, 2016

Player of the Week: Mette and Lars Kristensen (MeLa)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Mette and Lars Kristensen (MeLa).

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Who are you?

Mette and Lars Kristensen, aka MeLa.

Where in the world do you live?
In the village Harlev, just outside of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since May 2013. We started up slowly with a few captures and deploys, but we got addicted after joining our first Clan battle in  June 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
We had been caching for several years but had almost stopped completely after adding two little girls to the family. Munzee was mentioned in a caching forum, and it had to be tried out. It quickly proved much easier to grab some Munzees without doing a lot of planning up front.

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What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
We both really like the social aspects of the game. After joining a clan of local players (Jutlandia), we have met a lot of great people. We enjoy going to events and more informal meetings, too.

It’s also great interacting with players all around the world. Mette does a lot of social trading, and we are both in several Munzee-related groups on Facebook.

We also really enjoy chasing down the bouncing specials, Mythological as well as seasonal. It’s a great addition to the game.

Finally, the fundraisers! We think it’s great when Munzee does charity fundraisers. Do a bit of good AND make points – what’s not to like?

What is on your wish list?
Some day we would love to be able to travel abroad to a big event like MHQ Bash or Munzee Madness. And to a lot of a clusters around the world.

It would be great if the deploy process for physical munzees could be changed a bit such that the munzee wouldn’t actually be deployed until after naming it, adjusting for position, and optionally converting it. Among other reasons, it would make it possible to back out of a deploy if it turns out you can’t convert it to what you wanted.Photo-Lars-capping-with-the-girls

Oh, and more badges! There can never be too many badges.

Finally, we wish that we hadn’t forgotten to capture a munzee on day 300 in our capture streak.

Tell us about yourself!
We have a combined age of 78 years and originate from different parts of Denmark. We met 11 years ago while working as volunteers, raising funds for the Danish Muscular Dystrophy Association. Together, we have two girls, Maja (5) and Ida (3), and a dog.

Lars says: You can call me a geek, and I won’t be offended. I work as a software developer, currently within the health IT industry, building software for hospitals. Some of my spare time is spent developing and maintaining the MunzStat app (Android only, sorry Apple fans). I really enjoy being able to contribute to the Munzee community while having fun and learning a lot in the process.

Mette says: I’m a socialholic. There, I said it. Searching for socials I haven’t captured yet is fun and time consuming. But I like collecting stuff. I hope there will be a badge for 10,000 socials when I get there. Just around 3,000 to go. I wish capturing a social awarded you with just one point, then more people would probably get into socials.

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Other hobbies include: 
Lars: I play electric guitar in a local rock music cover band which is great fun!

Mette: Does Eventzee count as a hobby? (Editor’s Note: Dylan says yes, yes it does.)

Any last words?
To anyone involved in our nomination, thank you! This wouldn’t have happened had it not been for MunzStat. Thanks for all of the positive feedback. It really means a lot and keeps up the motivation. Also, thank you Scott Foster and Daniel Fischer for your help and support.

MeLa also included some socials, so cap away!

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May 24, 2016

Join Us for Munzee Videocast #41!

Join us on Friday, May 27th for Videocast #41! Rob and Matt will be chatting about the year so far and Lone Star Bash!

Date: May 27th, 2016
Time: 14:00 MHQ Time
Linkhttps://plus.google.com/events/cakf3068oem45f2kamvtev6tkk0

You can interact with us and ask questions live. Don’t miss out!

Munzee On!

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May 23, 2016

MHQ Lone Star Bash!

Since the first MHQ Bash two years ago, the event has continued to grow each year as the biggest Munzee event worldwide. Much like our home state, everything is bigger in Texas so we’re continuing the tradition this year with MHQ Bash 3 dubbed “MHQ Lone Star Bash”!

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MHQ Lone Star Bash will take place on October 7th, 8th, and 9th all around the Dallas area. This three day event aims to celebrate our amazing players and the great state that Munzee was created in. The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, October 7th

  • Lone Star Bash Kickoff (6 PM): We’ll be kicking off Lone Star Bash at TUPPs brewery once again with food catered by Green Pin Kitchen. The kickoff will work as a meet and greet with the MHQ staff (the entire global team will be here!) and other players from around the world.

Saturday, October 8th

  • Lone Star Bash Games (9 AM): The fun continues on Saturday morning at Gabe Nesbitt Park in McKinney, Texas. There will be plenty of room to cap and deploy while having fun and playing Texas-themed Eventzee games.
  • Lone Star Bash Fair Day (4 PM): What better way to cap (pun intended) off a day of fun than to visit The State Fair of Texas! We’ll be riding the train down to the State Fair and spending the evening exploring what it has to offer. Join the State Fair themed Eventzee hunt to really get a taste of Texas!


Sunday, October 9th

  • Lone Star Dash (8 AM): With all of our talk about fitness, we’ve decided to integrate it into our event. We’ll be hosting a 5K (complete with runner’s bibs and medals) to finish off the weekend! Dress in a TX themed costume for a chance to win a prize! After the 5K, we will have breakfast and a send off event for everyone.]

A list of events with links to the Munzee Calendar can be found here.


As with previous MHQ Bash events, there are different packages available for purchase.

The Big Tex Package ($100/$115)

The “Big Tex” package for Lone Star Bash includes all activities and merchandise, including:

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag ($10)
  • T-Shirt ($15)
  • Mug/Glass ($10)
  • 2 Beer Vouchers for Friday Night Event at TUPPs Brewery ($10)
  • Dinner at TUPPs ($8)
  • Texas State Fair Ticket ($15)
  • 5k Bib and Finisher Medal ($30)
  • Breakfast on Sunday ($5)
  • Special New Item ($15)
  • 10 Blast Caps ($50)

Pre-sale ends July 8th at 23:59 MHQ Time. Starting at 00:00 MHQ Time on July 9th, the price will raise to $115.

The Lone Star Package ($70/$75)

The “Lone Star” package for Lone Star Bash includes activities and merchandise for Friday and Saturday, including:

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag ($10)
  • T-Shirt ($15)
  • Mug/Glass ($10)
  • 2 Beer Vouchers for Friday Night Event at TUPPs Brewery ($10)
  • Dinner at TUPPs ($8)
  • Texas State Fair Ticket ($15)
  • Special New Item ($15)

Pre-sale ends July 8th at 23:59 MHQ Time. Starting at 00:00 MHQ Time on July 9th, the price will raise to $75.

The Armadillo Package ($45/$50)

The “Armadillo” package for Lone Star Bash includes activities and merchandise for Saturday night only, including:

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag ($10)
  • T-Shirt ($15)
  • Texas State Fair Ticket ($15)
  • Special New Item ($15)

Pre-sale ends July 8th at 23:59 MHQ Time. Starting at 00:00 MHQ Time on July 9th, the price will raise to $50.

The Highway Man Package ($50/$55)

The “Highway Man” package for Lone Star Bash includes activities and merchandise for Friday night only, including:

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag ($10)
  • T-Shirt ($15)
  • Mug/Glass ($10)
  • 2 Beer Vouchers for Friday Night Event at TUPPs Brewery ($10)
  • Dinner at TUPPs ($8)
  • Special New Item ($15)

Pre-sale ends July 8th at 23:59 MHQ Time. Starting at 00:00 MHQ Time on July 9th, the price will raise to $55.

The Tumbleweed Package (FREE)

The “Tumbleweed” package for Lone Star Bash is the free package that includes only a Lanyard and Nametag. All other events and merchandise must be purchased separately.

If you are planning to attend, you MUST register for at least the Tumbleweed Package so we can have an accurate head count.

Please DO NOT purchase more than one package per person. If you are purchasing anything above this, you DO NOT also need to purchase the Tumbleweed Package.

As stated above, pre-sale ends at July 8th at 23:59 MHQ time. Orders will not be taken online after September 1st at 23:59 MHQ time. After that time, you will only be able to register at the event, and you may not receive all of the contents of the packages.

You can also purchase individual events and merchandise. To see all of the packages, events, and merchandise, you can view the Lone Star Bash Collection on the Munzee Store.

We want to make this the best MHQ Bash yet, and we can’t wait to see everyone! Munzee on!


FAQ

Is there a lodging discount?
Yes! We’ve secured a guaranteed rate from the Holiday Inn & Suites of McKinney. You can follow this link or call (469) 952-2044 and mention “Munzee” to get the block of rooms we have set aside.

“Are the events pet friendly?
Outside of TUPPs and at the parks, yes. Aside from that, no.

Will you ship my items to me?
No. We will NOT ship items. You must be present or give permission to someone to pick up your items.

Is TUPPs family-friendly?
Yes! Anyone is welcome at TUPPs. There will be water and soda available for those who don’t or are unable to drink alcohol. You MUST bring your ID is you have one.

Events are subject to change.

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May 20, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee – May

It’s that time again! Munzee With Team Munzee – May will be happening next Thursday, May 26th.  We will be meeting at The Village at Allen in Allen, Texas from 9:30am MHQ time through 11:30am MHQ time.

At 11:30, we will be joining the Puli and Squirrel Visit MHQ event at Plucker’s Wing Bar in the same area. It’ll be a great day full of fun, so come out an join us!

Munzee on!

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May 19, 2016

Android Framework Issues

This post only applies to Android users, not iOS users.

There is a general issue with the new Google Play Services version that has been pushed to some Android devices lately. Google Play Services is the background framework on Android and is responsible for internal workings such as Google Maps. This issue has resulted in two errors in the Munzee app:

  1. White squares on the map
  2. Shifted pins on the map with correct proximity circles.

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This issue does not affect all users, and pins on the deploy/pin placement map ARE NOT affected. If you notice the white square icon problem, you can try the refresh button or select that munzee to see the correct icon in the munzee details banner.

The issues have been reported to Google, and we hope an updated Google Play Services will be pushed out shortly.

Thank you for your understanding, and Munzee on!

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May 17, 2016

Player of the Week: Cheryl Wright-Turner (eggbox27)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Cheryl Wright-Turner (eggbox27).

Me and PilseyWho are you?
Cheryl Wright-Turner

Where in the world do you live?
Norwich, Norfolk, UK

How long have you played Munzee?
I discovered it in September 2014 and went on a few hunts thru the Autumn and then really got into it from January 2015 and have been capping and deploying since.

How did you find Munzee?
I’ve absolutely no idea. I’m sure I saw a link somewhere and followed it and it went from there. At the time, I was on maternity leave with my youngest, and I have since used it as a good excuse to go out for a walk and get some fresh air.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love getting out and going for a walk about and finding munzees, although my pet hate is tree protector hides. I also enjoy seeing new areas and visiting new places. Events are a great way to meet new, like-minded people, and so far, I have been joint host for two with another in the planning stages. I have also managed to travel to a couple of events and hope to travel to some more in the future.

I love the fact that I have made some fantastic new friends, both for myself and my family. My youngest now has a girlfriend whom lives at the opposite end of our road whom we we met thru Munzee, and our clan members are all local players, so we help each other to meet our clan goals each month.

I met CoachV and PilseyGuy last summer at events and look forward to meeting more people over the coming year.

What is on your wish list?
To travel to McKinney, the home of Munzee, failing that Orlando, or anywhere in the states with large clusters of munzees. I have a trip to Cologne planned for later in the year so hopefully I should have fun capping there. I also wish my network provider increased their internet coverage in my local area as once out of the city coverage drops and there are some lovely areas locally I’d love to cap and deploy in which I struggle with using my current provider.

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Tell us about yourself!
I’m married and blessed with 3 wonderful boys aged 9, 8 and 21 months whom often come out capping with me. The older two are great at running ahead and finding them whilst I catch up with the push chair. I’m sure in the future they will want their own accounts in the future.

The Mighty Norwich City Clan

I work part time in retail which I love, and am also a Beaver Scout Leader (the youngest section of Scouting in the UK) and a school governor, which enable me to put something back in the community. I met one of my best friends thru Scouting and she now munzees regularly with me.

I have lived in Norwich since I came here to study at university and haven’t left since. It is a beautiful and quiet corner of the country with a growing community of Munzeers and lots of Munzees. It is also close to the coast which I love to visit.

Other hobbies include: 
Apart from Scouting and Munzeeing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and boys and going for days out..

Any last words?
I feel blessed to have been nominated, and look forward to growing the map, meeting more players and capping more Munzees!!!.

eggbox27 also included some socials, so cap away!

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May 16, 2016

A Slight Delay in the UK

After a scary visit to Old Trafford, Rob and Matt found themselves in a bit of a pickle. Instead of flying back today (Monday, May 16th) as planned, they will be returning to the US on Wednesday, May 18th. That means Flat Robs will remain on the map through 23:59 MHQ time on Wednesday.

Munzee on!

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