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September 29, 2016

MunzPaks, Farm Sets, and Sapphires

Two years ago, we launched the MunzPak service with the idea of getting new and exciting products into your hands at a great value. We’ve tinkered and refined our approach to it throughout the years to make sure you have the best experience. Everyone plays the game differently, and it can sometimes be challenging to find the right balance for everyone. One of the questions we’ve been asked frequently is if we were considering a virtual only MunzPak. That answer is now yes.

Starting October 1st, we will be offering both MunzPak and Virtual MunzPak. MunzPak will remain $15 and be the same service it has been, mostly physical stickers with occasional virtuals and credits. Virtual MunzPak will be $25 with a minimum value of $40 each month. It will include virtual and credit items only. Like MunzPak, Virtual MunzPak subscriptions will process at midnight MHQ time, meaning that your items will appear in your account at that time the day your payment is processed. You can subscribe to the MunzPak, the Virtual MunzPak, or both. From the MunzPak homepage, you will be able to subscribe and manage your subscription(s). If you need a refresher on how the recently updated MunzPak homepage works, check out the blog post.

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This leads us to the Evolution Munzees and the Farm Set. As we mentioned previously, Premium Members will receive a free Golden Carrot credit on October 1st. Due to the “evolution” part of these munzees, this will only be a convert option for uncapped greenies within the first 24 hours of deploy or for never deployed greenies. This is to avoid potentially missing stages of the evolution (if a greenie that had been deployed three months ago was converted, the time from deployment would have already passed for the stages). The rest of the Farm Set will be launching in the MunzPaks. The Carrot and Peas will be included in the Virtual MunzPak while the Corn and Tomato will be included in the MunzPak.

But wait, there’s more!

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Sapphire is the third hardest mineral with a 9 on the Mohs (hardness rating) Scale, the birthstone of September, and the gem of 5th and 45th anniversaries. It’s also the newest Munzee gem. While the MunzPak has had the Topaz and Pink Diamond, it’s only fitting for the introduction of a new gem alongside the Virtual MunzPak: the Virtual Sapphire. The Virtual Sapphire has a capture radius of 300ft, proximity rules of 50ft from other munzees and 150ft from your your own munzees, and IS blastable. The points are as follows:

  • Deploy: 45
  • Capture: 18
  • CapOn: 9

Now that all of the new munzees are out of the bag, here’s what’s included in the October MunzPaks.

MunzPak

  • 20 Flag Skinned Munzees (10 each of Australia and Finland)
  • 10 Corn Evolution Munzees
  • 10 Tomato Evolution Munzees
  • 4 Topaz
  • 1 Virtual Sapphire

Virtual MunzPak

  • 5 Virtual Carrot Evolution Munzees
  • 5 Virtual Peas Evolution Munzees
  • 2 Virtual Sapphires
  • 2 Diamond Credits
  • 2 Ruby Credits

We realize this is a lot of information all at once, but we wanted to make sure everything was covered. We hope you enjoy these new items and options. We can’t wait to see everything on the map!

Munzee on!

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September 28, 2016

October Clan Requirements

October’s Clan War is about Activity Points and Total Points. Capture and Deploy each count as 1 activity point (excluding Socials).

Level 1:
Player Activity Points: 100
Player Total Points: 1,000
Clan Activity Points: 1,500
Clan Total Points: 15,000

Rewards: 1 Virtual, 1 Mace

Level 2:
Player Activity Points: 200
Player Total Points: 1,750
Clan Activity Points: 3,000
Clan Total Points: 30,000

Rewards: 2 Mace, 1 MVM, 1 Ruby, 2 Colors

Level 3:
Player Activity Points: 500
Player Total Points: 3,500
Clan Activity Points: 7,500
Clan Total Points: 75,000

Rewards: 2 Mace, 2 MVM, 2 Longswords, 2 Prize Wheels, 1 Ruby

Level 4:
Player Activity Points: 1000
Player Total Points: 5,000
Clan Activity Points: 12.000
Clan Total Points: 200,000

Rewards: 2 MVM, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe, 2 Prize Wheel, 1 Motel, 1 Ruby

Level 5:
Player Activity Points: 2000
Player Total Points: 15,000
Clan Activity Points: 25,000
Clan Total Points: 350,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe, 1 Prize Wheel, 1 Motel, 1 Hotel, 3 MVM

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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September 27, 2016

The Farm Set and the Golden Carrot (UPDATED)

Updated with more information regarding the credit aspect of the Golden Carrot.


Last week, we introduced the Evolution Munzee and it’s first set — the Farm Set. As a refresher, the first subset of the Farm Set includes Tomato, Corn, Carrot, and Peas. We have more information to share, starting with what some of them actually look like.

There was one vegetable that we left out of the original blog post: The Golden Carrot.

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We want to kick off the month with some shine. On October 1st, all current Premium Members will have a Golden Carrot added to their accounts. The Golden Carrot is a credit that is applied to a generic and will only be available to Premium Members. This will only be a convert option for uncapped greenies in the first 24 hours after deploy or for never deployed undeploys. When deployed it will grow just like the others, reaching golden carrot status in it’s final stage. We appreciate our premium members and hope you enjoy this special game piece!

Information regarding the availability of the rest of the Farm set will be available very soon, so keep an eye out!

Munzee on!

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September 26, 2016

Player of the Week: Guido Kiefert (teamkiwii)

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 Guido Kiefert (teamkiwii).

image-1Who are you?
I’m Guido, aka teamkiwii, and I’m married to a real angel (engel19).

Where in the world do you live?
I live in a small village near Tübingen, Germany.

How long have you played Munzee?
My was capture was on February 3, 2013. It was very cold, but sunny.

How did you find Munzee?
During a hike, I discovered a QR code and was curious. Later, I discovered the map with the many trails nearby.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love being in nature and traveling. Often, we deploy together with MIEZE and REMSTALER. From time to time, we organize great events with COSMO and TRIALBYFIRE. I am proud to be part of the clan “Schwoaba Munzeers players”. Love to all that I cannot mention by name.

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The Mythologicals and Recycles let me be active in my home zone. Together with my dear wife, we have designed several virtual gardens. Our current project can be found here. Come together at Stuttgart and enjoy!

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What is on your wish list?

  • Another ranking with only physical munzees.
  • An exclusively physical Clan War.
  • A Clan medal as before or a pin.
  • An Emerald Garden in southern Germany (Stuttgart).
  • A trip to MHQ in the next 5 years. (I hope you are waiting for me!)
  • A munzee type for historic buildings, for example castles.

kolnTell us about yourself!
I am 46 years young and a freelancer. My daughter (ankie249) plays, but my some steadfastly refuses. Earlier in my life, I played soccer, and I coached a girls soccer team.

Other hobbies include:
Football (1.FC Köln) and cycling.

Any last words?
My mission statement: The journey is the reward! Thanks to all who nominated me! Love and peace! Long live Munzee!

teamkiwii also included some socials, so cap away!

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September 23, 2016

Introducing the Evolution Munzee

The best thing about Munzee is the community. You can meet people from around the world, make lifelong friends, and, in some cases, visit these friends. Events allow the community to foster these friendships even more. After capping and deploying in an area, however, there may be little left for further experiences in these areas because of density. On the other hand, players in more sparse areas are sometimes left without new munzees to capture regularly by no fault of their own. We want to help both of these groups grow the map and have new munzees to capture. In that spirit, we’re excited to introduce the Evolution Munzee.

How It Works

The Evolution Munzee is a new type of munzee with subsets of types. The basic principle is this: when a certain threshold is met (e.g. time, number of captures, etc) after being deployed, the Evolution Munzee will “evolve” into something new. Once this occurs, players will be able to recapture said munzee as if it were a special. Depending on the subset of the Evolution Munzee, this can occur multiple times. The first subset of Evolution Munzees will be the Farm Set.

The Farm Set

The Farm Set will begin with four “seeds”: Tomato, Corn, Carrot, and Peas. First, the “seed” is deployed. After 30 days, the “seed” will evolve into a “plant”. The icon will change, and you will be able to capture the plant even if you captured the original seed. Thirty days after the “seed” evolved, it will evolve once more into the “vegetable”. Once again, the icon will change and you will be able to capture it despite previous captures. This is where the Farm Set ends. (Future subsets may have more or less evolutions or different requirements.) You can only capture each stage of the evolution once, but you do not have to capture each one. Once the munzee reaches the final evolution, it will remain in that state.

For example: Tomato Seed -> Tomato Plant -> Tomato; Peas Seed -> Peas Plant -> Peas

Point Structure

For the Farm Set, the points will be as follows:

Deploy: 20 Points
Capture: Seed 10 Points; Plant 15 Points; Vegetable  20 Points
CapOn: Seed  5 Points; Plant  10 Points; Vegetable  15 Points

We want the Evolution Munzee to promote growth in new and old areas, maintenance of areas, and expanded community involvement and interaction. More information, including availability and other sets, will be provided soon. We hope you enjoy these!

Munzee on!

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September 22, 2016

Texas History Begins at the Lone Star Bash

This year, our annual party at Munzee HQ is Texas themed. We are excited to share Texas-based activities, locations, and history. With this in mind, we are deploying a new type of Munzee around Collin County, and expanding through the rest of the state during the event. It will give players the opportunity to visit some of our historical locations and learn a bit more about this state we are proud to call home.

This is all part of an initiative to grow communities worldwide and give you a chance to help us grow the map and share significant historical locations. This program will begin soon after we pilot it at the Lone Star Bash. We will announce full details and give you the opportunity to help us load the map with special places! Stay tuned and Munzee On!

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September 21, 2016

Virtual Reset

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been encouraging quite a bit of map clean up recently. From the Recycle Icons in June (and again in August) to the introduction of Dormant and Inactive player account titles. We want to ensure that current players aren’t being hindered or shut out by those who don’t maintain their munzees. With your help, these actions have cleaned much of the map and brought it to the best condition in years. This progress is now going to be taken to a new level.

On October 3rd, a virtual “reset” will be taking place. If you are an active player who does not have a “Dormant” or “Inactive” title, you have nothing to worry about. Your virtuals will remain in their locations. For those WITH “Dormant” or “Inactive” titles, please be aware that this will be taking place. (If you need a quick reminder about these titles, check out the Post from the Prez.)

Virtuals of “Inactive” players will be undeployed and their coordinates will be reset. They will then be placed back in their Undeployed list. If these players become active again, they will be able to deploy them again anywhere in the world. “Inactive” and “Dormant” players will also be receiving an email with this information. Virtuals that WILL NOT be effected are:

  • Emerald Gardens
  • Miss Wheelchair USA Garden
  • Virtual Resorts
  • Virtual Trails

While we hate to see players become inactive, we certainly understand that life can get in the way, priorities change, etc. Players who are respectful to the Munzee community and its rules are certainly welcome back any time. However, there are some inactive players who have vast quantities of virtuals in high density areas to the point that they have monopolized them. In most of these cases, it was done when Virtual Munzees were first introduced. Now, those former players receive no benefit from the points being earned, and you, the current players, do not benefit as much from the newer munzees with more beneficial point structures. While we are grateful for all of those who have played, our current and future players are our main priority.

Now, you may be thinking, “I’ve got an “Inactive” tag, but I don’t want this to happen to me. What can I do to stop it?” Or, you may be thinking, “I’m an active player. I just wanted to know what was going on, and now I’ve read this long blog post. Have I just wasted that time?” For those in the former category, all you have to do is scan the munzee below. Doing so will remove your account from a “Dormant” or “Inactive” status, and your account will not be effected. For those in the latter category, no, of course you haven’t wasted your time! You read our blog, and we appreciate it very much because it means you’re a great part of our community and will most likely spread the word. Also, you get to scan the munzee below to earn points! Proactive current players might also start to plan for upcoming open locations to deploy virtuals, these will obviously be first come first served. We will post a list of player generated virtual gardens prior to October 3.

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Highlights:

  • Virtual Reset occurring October 3rd
  • Reset effects virtuals of players with “Inactive” title
  • Does not effect Emerald Gardens, Miss Wheelchair USA Garden, Virtual Resorts, or Virtual Trails
  • Virtuals will be undeployed, have their coordinates reset, and will be returned to the player’s Undeployed list
  • Previously occupied locations will be open for new/current players to deploy
  • Scan the munzee above to remove “Inactive” or “Dormant” status or if you just want the points

Thanks for your support, and Munzee on!

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September 20, 2016

Virtual Garden Locations

Many of you have shown amazing creativity with different munzee types. One of the best examples of that creativity is virtual gardens. From pop culture references to memorials, we are always impressed by what you have come up with.

We are looking to put together a list of player-created gardens as a reference for all players. This list, of both full and in-progress gardens, would serve as a central location for players looking to add to gardens or planning trips to capture them. We’ve created this form to collect the information.

If you are the owner/admin of a garden that you would like included, please follow the link and fill in:

  • Your username
  • The garden description
  • A link to the garden spreadsheet
  • Full/Not Full

This will be continually open, and we’d like to continue to add to the list as you create them!

Munzee on!

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September 19, 2016

Player of the Week: Anthony Wright (the1acwright)

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 Anthony Wright (the1acwright).

addtexttophoto10-9-2016-2-38-33Who are you?
Anthony Wright (the1acwright)

Where in the world do you live?
A suburb of Central Florida called Holopaw. It is between St. Cloud and Melbourne, Florida.

How long have you played Munzee?
I think since August 2014. Editor’s Note: It’s actually since May 2014, so even better 😉

How did you find Munzee?
At a Barb and Dale caching event, I saw a lot of people running around scanning things. It was my first time coming across Munzee, but I did not started playing until we heard Dale talking about it. One rainy day, lynne, Mikey and I,  and can’t forget Kimber, our Munzee dog, started playing.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy seeing friends at events, and how MHQ keeps it new. And I can’t wait to see what’s new around the corner, like ZeeOps 😉 and i’m thankful to have a great Munzee Clan — “Munzee Warriors”.

What is on your wish list?
‘Wish list’ Mmm maybe make it to an MHQ event.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a Gunsmith by trade, and I teach concealed weapon classes as well as how to shoot firearms. But when I’m not working, I like to munzee and go different places with my munzeeing partner in crime Lynne aka “loxmudprincess”.

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Other hobbies include:
Hunting, Shooting Firearms, working on them (firearms) too.

Any last words?
Have fun and don’t take life so serious, we all are part of the cycle of life in end.

the1acwright also included a social, so cap away!

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September 16, 2016

Changes to the Online Map

For logged out and non-premium users, the Munzee Online Map now looks a little different. Starting today, all users will have the same access when using the online map, including Sandbox, Route, Plan for Group, and Filters.

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These changes have been made to increase accessibility for everyone while planning their Munzee adventures. This DOES NOT impact any filters or abilities within the app. To use advanced filters in-app, you still must be a Premium Member.

We also added a gift to Premium Members’ accounts. All current Premium Members have had two (2) MVMs added to their Undeployed list as a thank you for being loyal players and community members.

We hope you enjoy this change. Thank you all for your support.

Munzee on!

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