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 Lisa Wright (CrazyLadyLisa).
Who are you?
Lisa Wright, or CrazyLadyLisa, says it all really, lol
Where in the world do you live?
Far off Perth, Western Australia. We are just a little isolated from everywhere!
How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up 3 years ago in June 2012, but it took a little while to get going. The bug didn’t bite for a month or so, but then it sank it’s teeth in and hasn’t let go!
How did you find Munzee?
My sister, Helen (AusTrackers), had been Munzeeing for quite a while before I was able to start. Helen and I are the top two players in Australia. Helen also introduced our sister Maria (Questing4) to the game.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
TRAVELING! Meeting lots of great people in Australia (near and far), Germany, England, Florida. Seeing all those new places and the back streets where no tourist has ever ventured! And the great side-benefits of exercise, fresh air, sunrises and sunsets, new bird and animal (those baby alligators were cute!) photos in the collection. The Rovers also seem to enjoy those long walks they get, lol.
Once a year, Helen and Gary (Auscapee), Maria, and I spend a week together Munzee hunting. Last year it was Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, and this year, it’s Rosebud, Victoria. It’s just great having the sisters together Munzeeing.
We have a small community here in Perth, but we get together and have fun, so looking forward to the Birthday bash we have planned.
The Clan battles are a challenge each month. Helen & I have been lucky enough to team up with some great players worldwide and can clain 5 medals for the effort, but traveling has had to be an integral part.
Love the statistics. I get myself buried in my spreadsheet of caps, deploys, and royalties (cap ons) for hours on end, updating and sorting it.
Socials, what fun are they! They have taken on a whole life of their own, from achievement awards to subject specific, they are great.
What is on your wish list?
Where do I start, LOL.
Greenies need a bit more TLC. Maybe make 50 green caps a standard requirement of each Clan battle, along with more double/triple point days just for them.
Localised virtuals. Some areas Helen and I have had to revisit several times to replace missing munzees. It would be great if there was a virtual we could use that the capper had to be within say 2 feet to cap. The virtual would have all the same properties as the Munzee it replaced, mystery, ruby, etc. And needs to be a minimal cost to purchase!
Because of the limited numbers of munzees in some areas it might be nice if physicals were reset every year or two so that they can re-capped. Mind you having all those lovely red pins turn back to green/blue/… Again might freak some people out, lol. It would also be a good way of cleaning up the map as missing ones would be located before they become a special one can’t find!
Notifications back on the App for Munzee messages. Players might then read the message waiting for them!
Some way of contacting all the players in your area about events etc. Not everyone is on Facebook where most of the planning takes place. After all they may not even know there are Facebook Groups for everything munzee, and forums can be quite daunting.
Restructuring the levels, it takes a long time and many miles nowadays to level up, lol.
It would be nice if there were separate scoreboards for physical and virtual capping, as well as combined.
Please, add the beta unleash/fetch all option for rovers to the App! It is very stressful sitting in the airport departure lounge with boarding going on and one is individually fetching 321 rovers who have been out for a quick walk!
Tell us about yourself!
I’m 56, widowed for 4 years and have been a Librarian at the state government Dept. Of Parks and Wildlife for 26 years. I leave home about 05.30 each work day so I can munzee before work. Not so much fun this time of the year as it’s dark, cold and sometimes wet! That time of the morning is much better during summer as it’s the cooler part of the day. One can’t munzee hunt well in 37° C+ (100° F+) days. I try and pop out Saturday mornings for a little while, and Sundays, Helen and I go out together, which is great.
I have 2 rainbow lorikeets who keep me company and a goose in the backyard (my late husband decorated eggs!).
Helen and I have done a lot of travelling, Europe 2 years in a row, mainly because the mystery virtuals turned up after our first visit, so we just had to go back, the concentrations of virtuals is amazing. We still remember with pride, that we got our 10K badge by physically capping mysteries in Lommel, Belgium. It took us all day, but we did it ourselves. Sadly, the advent of the blast (we call them budgies, much safer word to use in airports and train stations) has meant that particular personal accomplishment is not strived for by current players.
I accompanied a friend to Florida in May this year, which was wonderful. Met lots of great players, saw lots of lovely sights and munzeed to my hearts content. Driving on the wrong side of the road was a challenge as were those 4-way stop signs and turning right on a red light! And those vultures, fascinating.
Other hobbies include:
You mean there are other things out there besides munzees? LOL, when I have spare time (not often nowadays) I bead, embroider, create articles with plastic canvas (ie phone cover with personal social on it). I do have a stamp collection somewhere in the bowels of the compactus but it hasn’t seen the light of day for quite a while now. I do play that other geolocating game, to a minor degree, usually when I am out with Helen. The whole Coexist campaign is great, after all one can play both football and cricket on the same playing field, and it can be so with all geolocating games.
P.S. Please, please, please include a sensible deploy note, if the location isn’t in the name already. After all you want the points as well, and if it can’t be found both lose out!
P.P.S A big thank you for the nomination, it’s much appreciated and has been fun writing up, finding photos, and creating another Social, LOL.