March 31, 2015

UPDATE on Glitch Badge

11025688_1074606469222761_909309285628722268_nAs many have noticed, a glitch badge featuring a disoriented Munzee logo surfaced about a month ago. With the help of the players we’ve been working diligently to find the source of the problem, but much is still unknown. When our servers went down for routine maintenance last month, something seemed to get into our system and since it would take a server-wide shutdown to quickly find the source we have had to slowly dissect portions of the game in search of answers.

We understand the timing around this is less than desirable, what with April Fool’s Day around the corner, but it would appear that the joke is on us. Early Friday we received this semi-cryptic email from former Munzee President Aaron Benzick.

“Hey guys, 

Hope everything with Munzee is going well and relatively GLITCH-less. I remember a few BLURRY days during my time with Munzee, but nothing a few MISSING NO.s wouldn’t fix. Just remember to wear your Team Munzee BADGE with pride and never settle for MALFUNCTIONS. Hope I’m not BUGging you all, just wanted to send over some words of encouragement. Enjoy your week and happy April!

-Aaron”

Although we don’t know “how” (Scott is crying foul) the “why” seems to be a bit of a joke from the original co-founders. So luckily it appears that you don’t have to worry about your phone exploding, but there is still the matter of this badge. After much deliberation we have decided to keep the so-called Missing No. badge for at least a few more days so Aaron’s plan can come to fruition. The following requirements are needed to attain this badge, but you’ll only have until Thursday to do it. These do not need to be done in any particular order, but all must be done within 24 hours to receive the badge.

  • You must capture a munzee with coordinates that end in 11 (ex. 33.185989696811)
  • Capture on the 11th second of an odd numbered minute (ex. 4:26:11 AM)
  • You must have at least one capture worth 11 points during the day.
  • Capture a munzee within 1 hour and 11 minutes of receiving cap on points.
  • Deploy 4 greenies within 24 hours. 
  • Wear your hat backwards in an Opposuit (Not really, but you should still buy an Opposuit.)

Obviously our trickster has an affinity for 11 (perhaps symbolizing 2011, the year Munzee was born) but these requirements come straight from Aaron himself, so despite their extensive nature it seems this is the only way to get the badge. Good luck and as always, Grow The Map!

 

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March 31, 2015

Sillyman Special Icons Are On the Map!

April Fool’s Day is full of “new releases” or jokes from companies. Although we’ve been known to have a laugh or two, we like to put out some real items, too. Special icons are always fun, and our Sillyman icons are no aprilfools128joke!

Starting at 1200 MHQ time TODAY, 300 Sillyman icons will attach to physical greenies across the map and will bounce every 3 hours unless captured before then. Sillyman caps give you 0-25 points for capture and cap on. You may not capture your own Munzee. These icons will be on the map until 2359 MHQ time on Sunday, April 5th. You can see if there are any pins near your at http://www.munzee.com/sillyman.

Make sure the joke isn’t on you, and cap your Sillyman Icon before they disappear!

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March 30, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 19: New Apps, Vintage Clothes

Our 19th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2019.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Zee App
  • Eventzee Updates
  • Resellers
  • New “Vintage” Clothing
  • Munzee 3.0

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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March 28, 2015

April 2015 Clan Requirements

As promised yesterday on the videocast, April clan requirements are here! This week we’re throwing back and making it all about the points. Get out there, and earn them!

April Clan Requirements:

#1:
800 total points per player
Clan total points min. 10,000
Rewards: 1 virtual

#2:
2,000 total points per player
Clan total points min. 22,000
Rewards: 1 virtual, 2 maces

#3:
4,000 total points per player
Deploy 5 munzees
Clan total points min. 44,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longsword, 1 mystery virtual

#4:
10,000 total points per player
Deploy 10 munzees
Clan total points min. 120,000
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 diamond

#5:
20,000 total points per player
Deploy 30 munzees
Clan total points min. 250,000
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 ruby, 2 virtual colors

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March 27, 2015

Munzee Player(s) of the Week: Craig Parchman (Hedge Hopper) and Joni Hobbs (MustangJoni)

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 actually a duo: Craig Parchman (Hedge Hopper) and Joni Hobbs (MustangJoni). Munzee is a community and family, and it’s great to see teammates playing together.

316918_2310171114261_4177604_nWho are you?
Craig Parchman, a.k.a. Hedge Hopper, and Joni Hobbs, a.k.a. MustangJoni

Where in the world do you live?
The Lone Star State! Specificially, we live in Irving, TX.

How long have you played Munzee?
HH: Since July 2011
MJ: I actually opened my account pretty early (I have an “Early Bird” badge to prove it!), but I had a blackberry phone, so I couldn’t play. I finally updated my phone is 2013 and started playing. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I do, but it is such a blast!
Both: This game is so different from the one we were playing when we started. We love the innovation of the game!

How did you find Munzee?
HH: I was at a caching event and someone deployed one on a handrail outside the restaurant.
MJ: I don’t really remember. I think I was at an event and some friends were talking about it.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
HH: Clan Wars. I am a founding member for the Lone Star QRazy clan. I enjoy the strategy and the involvement of my fellow clan members to stay a super chuck clan level.
MJ: Oh, the list is long, but I think my very favorite thing is the clan I belong to. We have such a great group of fun players, and we have been together for the most part for over a year. I also love specials. They are so fun to try and race out and cap! I consider myself and Icon Collector! Events are also so fun! Munzee players are the best to hang out with!
Both: We also enjoy creating trails of specials! We have three high point trails in Irving. They are full of weapons, jewels, and mysteries! They are nice walks around lakes!

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What is on your wish list?
HH: A listing of what types and how many Munzees for a bomb blast prior to deploying.
MJ: An upgrade to the app for Hotels and trails and other credit items. I’d also like to be able to see what I’ve capped during the day. MoHH virgin fallsre stats in the app would be great! Oh, and I would love a bomb where that would only cap special virts. For example, the heart virts that are out now.

Tell us about yourself!
HH: I am a native Texan, grandparent and semi-retired from the electrical construction business. I love the outdoors. As a pup, I backpacked the Continental Divide Trail from New Mexico to Wyoming, most of the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas when it was just a line on a topo map, most of the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas/Oklahoma, parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington, the Appalachian Trail thru Smokey Mountain National Park and lots of trails in Alaska.
MJ: I was born in Texas, but as an Air Force brat, we’ve lived all over. Of course, I ended up back in Texas. I met Hedge Hopper about 9 years ago, and we’ve been a team ever since!

10609429_10204723887234026_4699991368192891281_nBoth: We love to travel and hike. We have traveled thousands of miles by car and haven’t killed each other yet! That is quite an accomplishment.

Other hobbies include;
HH: Anything outside…camping, hiking, caching, and fly fishing for trout.
MJ: I like Cross stitching and other crafts. I love making Christmas ornaments all year. I’m also a crazy cat lady. We’ve rescued 3 kitties, and love our furbabies! Don’t shop, Adopt!

Hedge Hopper and MustangJoni also included their socials, so cap away!

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March 20, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 18: Rob Likes Munzee, Not Basketball

Our 18th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2018.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • March Madness
  • The Munzee Podcast website
  • Mew Perspective (March Version)
  • SXSW
  • Eventzee changes
  • Munzee 2.x.x
  • Zee App (Formerly known as Points)
  • Munzee 3.0

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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March 20, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 17: Out of Office but Still Working

Our 17th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2017.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • SXSW
  • LyteShot
  • Time Changes
  • That weird badge that people are getting
  • All of the weird looks we’re kept getting
  • And, of course, how handsome Matt is 😉

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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March 20, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Don Pulda (Pulda1)

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 Don Pulda (Pulda1), and he loves Germany. No, seriously. He REALLY loves Germany.

Who are you?photo
Don Pulda, a.k.a Pulda1

Where in the world do you live?
Appleton, WI

How long have you played Munzee?
Since January 6, 2012

How did you find Munzee?
I first saw the game in 2011, there was a Munzee zip tied to a tree, but I didn’t have the app so I didn’t scan anything until I was at an event in Louisville, KY. I downloaded the Munzee app right there and started playing.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love to deploy Munzees and seeing the points come in from all my deploys. I love creating Mystery trails, ranking 20th worldwide with 603 Mysteries. I currently am ranked 28th worldwide as top dployer with 5363 deploys. I’m in 3rd place in Munzee trails. If I’m not working, I’m outside. Whether rain or snow, nothing stops me from getting out and playing this game. It’s an addiction. I made a goal to get myself a cap and deploy a day and have been successful for 470 days as of today and continuing to at least hit 1000 days in a row.

What is on your wish list?
To visit Germany. Anyone that knows me knows I’m a German nut(case). I would love to get together with Munzee players from Amsterdam, Switzerland, and Germany.

Tell us about yourself!
Well traveled, been to Germany 8 times, next visit will be to Munzee.  I enjoy and have enjoyed traveling to different states like St. Louis, MO, Franklin, TN, McKinney, TX for Munzee events, hitting the huge virtual fields and meeting other Munzee players. Last September I rode my motorcycle 24 hours to Canada and back just for a few Munzees and to get the Whomp Nation Munzee icon.  Munzee is about all I do outside of work, it’s a passion for me. I enjoy being part of Wisconsin Excursion clan. We have a solid team that goes for the top level every month and always make our goal.  I just hosted our first official munzee event with 17 attendees. Hoping to make another event later this summer. I’d love to meet more players and make our area known for a great city to Munzee in.

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Other hobbies include;
Munzee…that’s it… :-) And anything German.

Pulda1 also included his social, so cap away!

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March 17, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Raymond Keegstra (ReeJ)

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 Raymond Keegstra (ReeJ), and he caught “the Munzee virus” almost two years ago.

 

Who are you?
My name is Raymond Keegstra aka ReeJ, a proud Munzee player in clan “Phoenix Rising”. ReeJ

Where in the world do you live?
I live in IJhorst a little village near Zwolle. (A famous Munzee city of The Netherlands)

How long have you played Munzee?
700+ days, I got the Munzee virus around April 30, 2013. (I had previously created an account, but not yet played)

How did you find Munzee?
On April 30, 2013 I saw a big QR code on a commercial info sign.  This was not a Munzee, just a commercial URL QR-code. It reminded me directly of a story my friend had told me a few months before about Munzee.  While standing there I immediately installed the Android App,  just 2 meters beyond the big QR was a real Munzee. This was my first 5 points and the beginning of Munzee for me.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I really enjoy meeting other players and having a great time playing together. Also, the nice trips in the Netherlands and Germany (especially Cologne) with friends of my old clan.   Oh, let’s not forget the Clan Wars! Together as a team making it to the end of the month; winning a lot of Maces/Longsword/Ruby and other toys.

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What is on your wish list?
To stay the Number 1 in the Netherlands 😉 and of course a trip to America. Seriously ….I want to go to the Franklin Munzee Bash event / April 17,18 – 2015 to meet the friends of my Clan “Phoenix Rising”. (but i need a sponsor!)

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a network engineer of Caase.com (Worldwide Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year 2014). The father of 2 lovely boys Roel (3) and Joris (1) you can see them in the pictures. Not to forget my lovely girlfriend Wietske, who is the biggest anti-munzee person in the world, but always there for me! She loves cycling more!  (Please feel free to add many munzees at mountain area’s so Wietske and I can combine our hobbies on holidays)  😉

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Other hobbies include;
When I’m not munzeeing you can find me on the beach or forests for a hike. (Then Wietske is near me….haha….) And of course other geolocation games, working with computers and Smartphones!

ReeJ also included his social, so cap away!

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March 9, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 16: No, we don’t have an Apple Watch App.

Our 16th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2016.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Eventzee Texas Independence Week
  • Alamo Munzee pins
  • Tons of events this past weekend
  • Apple is releasing the Apple Watch. We do not have any plans for a Munzee watch app… yet.

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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