Player of the Week: Pekka Lavi (RePe)
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 Pekka Lavi (RePe).
Who are you?
My name is Pekka Lavi, known in Munzee as RePe. When I started playing Munzee, I created mu username with my wife Reetta, so RePe is mixture of our first names. We have used it for our team for 10 years. RePe is in English is Daffy, and you can find Daffy Duck in my profile picture. My wife created her own Munzee account about 2 years ago, and I still play this family name.
Where in the world do you live?
I live in Lieto, Finland with my wife and son. Lieto is a little town in Western Finland.
How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing on July 27th 2013 after a caching event. I started playing seriously in December 2013 when I joined a local clan. Since then, I have been playing actively. I have played in 32 Clan War in a row.
How did you find Munzee?
First, I read it in Finland’s caching webpages forum, and at the caching event, I saw it live and created an account there. In 2013, there were not many munzees in the Lieto area, but nowadays there are a lot of munzees to capture and many active players.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I like to be outdoors and seek new places with my family. It is also fun to go in the evening or night for a little walk or bicycle ride to capture Mythologicals or special munzees nearby, I have also met many great new people through Munzee.
What is on your wish list?
- I love the badges, so I hope for more to come (especially more badges for physical munzees like Scatter, Jewels, RPS, etc.)
- A Munzee holiday with my family in a large Munzee city.
- Change the Accessibility Munzee to be equivalent to the Greenie for all bouncing special types.
- Rob coming to Finland
Tell us about yourself:
I’m a 34-year-old science teacher in the upper comprehensive school and an ICT pedagogical consultant in the city. I love math! 🙂 As I said, I have a wife Reetta Ja and a three-year-old son. I live near Turku which is a quite big Munzee city with new emerald garden! (Thank you MHQ to our Emerald Garden). I like physical munzee trails, and I love capping all Mythological and special munzees. I’ am also the creator and administrator of Finland’s Munzee Facebook group.
Other hobbies include:
I enjoy anything that has to do with outside: gardening, swimming, picking wild berries and mushrooms, caching, and of course, Munzee. I also collect Donald Duck comics, and I have almost all Donald Duck comic books that have been published during 50 years in Finland.
Any last words?
Grow the map, and keep smiling (it is only game)!
RePe also included some socials, so cap away!