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January 11, 2016

Double Point Weekend!

This weekend, current Premium Members and MunzPak Subscribers from December and January will have a Double Point Weekend! This event will take place from 00:01 CST on January 15th until 23:59 CST on January 17th!

If you fall into one (or both) of these categories, you’ll be receiving an email shortly with all of the information regarding which Munzees will be worth double points. If you’re not a Premium Member or MunzPak Subscriber, you still have time to get in on the weekend! The cut-off date for access is January 14th, so don’t miss out!

You can become a premium member here or join MunzPak here!

-Matt

 

Presidential sneaky note: Here’s the details. shhhhhhh… #DontTellMatt

2x Points Munzees:
  • All Jewels
  • Regular Virtuals
  • Mystery Virtuals
  • Greenies
  • Clan Weapons
  • Premium Munzees
  • ACCESSIBILITY MUNZEES!
  • Social Munzees 😉
  • RMH Virtuals

#SomeoneToldRob

Edit 1: Deploys and Cap Ons will also be doubled.

Edit 2: ALL colors of virtuals and ALL colors of mystery virtuals.

Edit 3: Why did Edit 1&2 mysteriously disappear? They are back now.

Edit 4: ACCESSIBILITY MUNZEES! (added to list above)

Edit 5: Matt’s back fixing Rob’s spelling mistakes.

Edit 6: Adding the RMH Virtuals

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January 6, 2016

New Website Features!

We’ve added a few new features to the website map to help your Munzee adventures!

Plan For Group
Do you like to cap as a group but have a hard time finding areas where you all haven’t capped yet? Check out the new “Plan For Group” feature on the website map. Together with the “Exclude Captured Munzees” filter, you’ll only see munzees that all of you can cap!

Addtional “Route” Features
When using the “Route” feature on the website map, you can change the mode of travel. Your options now include: driving, walking, bicycling, and transit!

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January 4, 2016

To All of Our Players

We would like to discuss the issues that have occurred over the past few days.

On Christmas Day, our hosting provider, Linode, came under a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack from unknown assailants. This attack was aimed at their hosting facilities around the world, including Atlanta, Georgia, where Munzee Inc’s servers are hosted. This attacked lasted 10 days, the worst of which were this weekend. They finally came to a stop yesterday when Linode was able to mitigate them. Though there was intermitant uptime, our services, including apps, websites, and stores, were down the majority of the weekend. There was little (read:nothing) our team could do but wait for Linode to restore service. We tried to keep our communities up to date as best we could, but our fate was in the hands of Linode at that point.

Though the down time was the result of a cyber attack, we realize that it is not fair or acceptable to you to not be able to play. We are currently researching changes to ensure that downtimes like those that occured never happen again. These changes include, but are not limited to, hosting servers at multiple data centers, hosting servers with multiple companies, or changing hosting providers. When we decide what the best action to take is, we will inform you before these changes take place and keep you up to date on the progress.

As for gameplay that was missed the past few days:

  • Capture and Deploy Streaks will not be affected. January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are now “Black Out Dates” in our databases. This means that when Capture and Deploy Streaks are calculated, these days will be skipped (i.e. if December 31st was Day 10 of your capture or deploy streak, January 4th will be Day 11). If you have any question regarding the number of days in your streak, check the badge on the app or website.
  • Any points or badges that were earned during the Black Out Dates WILL still count.
  • Clan Wars will begin on January 6th. Some of the requirements and rewards have been updated, so please check the blog post to see what’s changed.

We’ve altered some of our plans for this month, so please take note of the following events:

  • MunzPak Double Point Weekend
    • The Double Point Weekend will take place January 15th-17th and will include the following:
      • MunzPak Subscribers from December 2015,
      • MunzPak Subscribers from January 1st-January 14th, 2016 (If you didn’t subscribe in December, you still have a chance to subscribe.),
      • AND ALL CURRENT Premium Members.
    • These users will receive an email next week with more information as we finalize the plans and check them 10 times. 😉
  • Double Point Weekend for Everyone
    • A Double Point Weekend for EVERY Munzee player will take place January 29th-31st. We will post more information about that weekend on the blog as we get closer.

We again apologize for these issues and can’t thank you enough for your support through them. There’s a lot going on this month, so stay tuned and check the blog and our social media regularly to make sure you’re up to date.

Once again, thank you, and Grow the Map!

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December 28, 2015

UPDATE: New Year’s Resolutions

UPDATE: New Year’s Resolutions can be found here. We will be requesting updates monthly and posting them on the Resolutions page!

 

This year, the members of Team Munzee were asked to come up with at least one New Year’s Resolution. It could be work-related or personal, and they were told it would be posted on the Munzee website to be visible and updated throughout the year. Some of the resolutions include:

  • Scott: “Run 4 days a week so that I can run in the 2016 Dallas Marathon.”
  • Louise: “I would…love  to become a Guinness World Record holder..”
  • Daniel F.: “I think my goal is to lose 4 kg of body weight. Nothing fancy, but healthy.”

We don’t want to do it alone, though! We want to know what your resolutions are and have you join us in being accountable for them. Send your resolutions to iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “New Year’s Resolution”. We’ll add them to the list of our resolutions on the Munzee website and allow you to update them as well!

We’ll be posting the link to the resolutions page next Monday (January 4, 2016)!

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December 28, 2015

UPDATED: January 2016 Clan Requirements

UPDATE: Due to the outages during the first of the month, some of the Clan Requirements have been updated. Changed requirements and rewards have been bolded.

 

Here’s what is in store for the first month of 2016!

#1:
1,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie caps min. 300 200
Clan total deploys min. 30
Clan total points min. 12,000
Rewards: 2 virtuals

#2:
2,000 total points per player
capture Munzees on 7 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total greenie caps min. 1,000 750
Clan total deploys min. 60
Clan total points min. 30,000
Rewards: 1 2 virtuals, 2 maces, 1 2 virtual colors

#3:
4,000 total points per player
capture Munzees on 10 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total greenie caps min. 1,500 1,200
Clan total deploys min. 120
Clan total points min. 70,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longswords, 1 aquamarines

#4:
12,000 total points per player
capture Munzees on 14 12 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total greenie caps min. 2,200  1,800
Clan total deploys min. 200
Clan total points min. 180,000
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 2 3 diamonds

#5:
25,000 total points per player
capture Munzees on 20 18 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total greenie caps min. 3,000 2,500
Clan total deploys min. 300
Clan total points min. 350,000
Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 battle axe, 3 mace longswords, 1 motel, 2 virtual, 2 ruby, 1 diamond1 3 virtual color

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December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Team Munzee

Hey, everyone!

From our family to yours, Team Munzee would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! We’re grateful for all of our players around the world, and we’re excited for the coming year.

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Make sure you’ve checked your email for information regarding Flat Rob appearances and end of the year store sales. Also, as a gift from us to you, giveaways for random captures started this morning (12/24) and will last until January 1, 2016 at 12:00 MHQ time.

We hope you enjoy your holiday season! Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

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December 17, 2015

Make Us A Munzee Competition Finalists!

The Munzee team was overwhelmed with the response to the “Make Us A Munzee” competition! We had over 600 entries, and it was tough to narrow them down to five finalists. Below are the descriptions of the finalists and a link to vote for your favorite. Voting will close on Wednesday, December 30th at 17:00 MHQ time. The winner will be contacted shortly following then to make their idea become reality! Also, please remember that details of these Munzees is subject to change, but the overall idea will remain intact. The text below is what was submitted by the player. Team Munzee will work with the winner to determine exact logistics after it is chosen.

Finalists

  • The Joker (Rubik80) – “A physical munzee that rewards the capper with 100 points or penalises them with minus 50 points. Limited to one per premium member per membership, like a Premium Munzee. The trick is when they lose the 50 points, they go to the munzee owner.”
  • The Pioneer (d-n) – “Can be only deployed in areas with no other munzees in certain radius (for example 1/2 mile). Cap on points residual into 50. Advantages -Support for starting the game in areas with no munzees.”
  • The Prankster (Rosemark) – “This will be a virtual Munzee. It will have 5 location Pins on the Map, but only 1 will be real. To deploy The owner will pick a location and deploy just like a regular Virtual, and the computer will create 4 more locations on the map within a 1 mile radius of the deployed location. Only one of these pins will be the real location of the Munzee. When a player attempts to cap the Munzee, they will not know which pin is real. If they pick the wrong one it will tell them “No Joy” and they will have to go to one of the 4 other locations until they find the correct one. Once they find the real one, they will receive the points earned, and a Badge for successfully capturing a Prankster Munzee. The scoring should reduce for each miss. Perhaps 50 points if they get it right the 1st time, 40 if 2nd, 30 if 3rd , 20 if 4th and 10 if last. Cap on points to owner could be like 10. Each time the Prankster is captured, a new correct location is randomly selected by the computer, so the correct pin is different each time capped.”
  • The Wormhole (kulbago) – “This Munzee will randomly tunnel to another munzee that is over 100 miles from its deployed location. Upon capturing this munzee, you get points just as though you were at the location at the other end f the wormhole. Once captured it will re-tunnel to another randomly selected munzee somewhere else in the world. Each wormhole munzee can only be captured once per day per player. (ie. you can’t stand there and keep capturing Munzees that are far away) If you wanted to make it more interesting you could make different “size” wormhole munzees. Small would tunnel to 100 miles away, medium say 250 miles, and large would have to find a munzee more than 500 miles away to connect to.”
  • The Rock-Paper-Scissors (2dld26) – “On deploy, the deployer picks it to be Rock, Paper or Scissors. The icon shows RPS so as not to identify what it is. When capture, the capturer has to choose Rock, Paper or Scissors. If they beat the deployer, then capturer gets 20 points and the deployer gets 10 points. If the capturer loses, then the capturer gets 10 points and the deployer gets 20 points. If they choose the same, then they each get 15 points. Potential badges: -Badges for winning 1, 25, 50 matches (bronze, silver, gold) -Badge for winning once against all three types: rock, paper and scissors Clarification: rock beats scissors beats paper beats rock.”

Ready to vote? Go here!

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December 16, 2015

December 2015 MunzPak News

Christmas Generics:

There was some confusion regarding items in the December MunzPak. Included in this MunzPak were 5 Christmas-themed generics. When you deploy all 5 of these, you will receive the Merry MunzPak badge as a thank you for being a subscriber and growing the map! If you’ve deployed all 5 and haven’t gotten the badge, or if you have an issue, please contact us at orders@munzee.com.

MunzPak Emails:

If you have, at any point, unsubscribed from any Munzee emails using the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of them, you will NOT receive emails from us any longer. If you wish to resubscribe, or if you haven’t been getting emails but have never unsubscribed, please contact us.

A Thank You Gift:

We’re always trying to find ways to thank our players for supporting and growing the game. As a thank you for being a MunzPak subscriber, we’re going to have an exclusive 2X Point Weekend! If you have a MunzPak order process during the month of December, you will be awarded double points between January 15, 2016 at 00:01 through January 17, 2016 at 23:59 MHQ time. This applies to orders that have already been processed this month and any orders placed before the end of the month. If you’ve already gotten your MunzPak this month, great! You’ll receive an email early next month with more information regarding the 2X Point Weekend. If you aren’t a MunzPak subscriber and would like to join, just go here and subscribe!

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December 15, 2015

Christmas Parties Are In Full Swing!

We’re halfway through the month of December, and the Munzee Christmas Parties are in full swing! Rob, Matt, Louise, Daniel Hammock, and Daniel Fischer have all attended events already this month! Matt will also be attending the Metro Vancouver Post Holiday Cap’ing event on December 27th, and he’s excited!

In less than two weeks, 1140 players have capped the Father Christmas special, and we have another 17 events happening worldwide in the next 7 days! We can’t wait to see the outcome of them! Also, if you haven’t checked it out yet, the Dodgy Jumper gallery is live! We’re adding more images as we get them, so check it out!

These events have given us some crazy capture numbers, too! Matt stopped by the office around 3PM MHQ time on Saturday, and there were over 103,000 captures! We want to thank everyone who has hosted and/or attended an event for growing the game!

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December 8, 2015

Dodgy Jumpers!

The Dodgy Jumper competitions have been great! Below are winners from events that hosts chose or players voted on. We’ll be updating the gallery as more events happen!

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