Munzee Player of the Week: Tim Hunniecutt (DT07751)
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 Tim Hunniecutt, and a family experience led to a Munzee obsession.
Who are you?
My name is Tim Hunniecutt, and my Munzee name is DT07751.
Where in the world do you live?
I live in Lithia, Florida which is outside of Tampa on the Florida Suncoast.
How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing with a family account in July 2012 and created my own personal account on January 1, 2013.
How did you find Munzee?
I was on vacation with my wife and our youngest son in the Midwest, and we were walking around the lake shore at Duluth when my wife saw of of the green Munzee stickers. She scanned it and saw it was a game and decided it might be fun for our son to play this as we traveled around. We did not do much at first with it as there were few Munzees to capture. As a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise, we decided Munzee was a fun was to do that, and that was when I created my own account. I still did not really catch the “bug” until I started chasing the Oktoberfest specials in fall of 2013. I have been hooked ever since.
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love many things about Munzee, but the top five would be:
- It is an outdoor activity I can do with my family. I can always be found out Munzeeing with my lovely wife, Marie (Hunniees), and our son, Evan (Rekars).
- I am an avid traveler, and Munzee always takes me to new places and shows me new locations I would have never discovered on my own. Due to Munzee, we stopped by Cologne on a European vacation and found ourselves exploring many parts of the city tourists normally never enter. It was a beautiful and eye opening experience.
- The complex parts of the game that involve cooperation with other players, competing with them, and devising a strategy to accomplish your goals.
- Meeting so many other players – I have made a lot of new friends all over the world.
- Points! Points! Points!
What is on your wish list?
I am a big fan of the badges and would love to see more added. I especially like the badges linked to game play like those earned by placing or capturing hotels. New badges I would like to see include those for Fitbit steps linked to Munzee activity, badges for Rover owners as their Rovers attain certain levels, and badges for capturing greenies (500, 2500, 5000, 10000) as a way to encourage the walking parts of the game.
Tell us about yourself!
I am retired after working many years in software development. I played many roles in my career from programmer, tester, systems management, implementation, to architecture. Most of my career was at Verizon, and I spent the last ten years there as a Director at Verizon of Engineering systems development. One of those systems actually had to do with scanning bar codes on equipment for managing inventory. We even built a phone app to do the scanning!
Other hobbies include:
I am an active guy and enjoy working out, running, biking, hiking, anything that gets me moving. I have to keep moving because my other hobbies involve eating and drinking. I also love to travel and always enjoy exploring new places.
DT07751 also included his social, so cap away!