January 31, 2018

ZeeOps: February 2018 Missions

Agents, more and more Zodiac symbols are showing up across the world. Although the motive matches the Zodiac Vigilante, something seems different about these. The secret organization The Rising Sons are also looking for the Zodiac Vigilante, which makes finding him even more important.

Although the masked man is prophesied to be the group’s leader he has shirked his destiny- something the Sons are none too pleased about. It’s imperative we reach the Vigilante before they do. By capturing and deploying Zodiac Munzees we are confident that we can study his deployment patterns and can triangulate his location.

February 2018 ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You can plan your Operations at munzee.com/ops/ and purchase more ZeeCred in the Munzee Online Store. 

Since the focus of this month’s Operations is so celestial you’ll want to stock up on Zodiac stickers and credits.

By completing any Operation this month you’ll earn the “Operation: Star Seeker” badge.

This month’s Missions are as follows:

LEVEL 1:

Basic Training +  Earn at least 1,000 points.
Defensive Training Deploy at least 10 munzees.
Offensive Training Capture at least 25 munzees.
Star Studies I– Capture at least 10 Zodiac Munzees
Star Studies II- Deploy at least 5 Zodiac Munzees

LEVEL 2:

Group Training +  Earn at least 1,000 cap-on points.
Virtual Surreality Capture at least 100 virtual munzees of any type.
Star Seekers– Deploy at least 10 Zodiac Munzees.
Marks Of Mystery– Capture at least 15 Zodiac Munzees.
Son Set– Capture at least 10 and deploy at least 5 Zodiac Munzees.

LEVEL 3:

Advanced Training Earn at least 10,000 points.
Always Aware Deploy at least 50 physical munzees of any type.
Constellation Copycat– Capture at least 20 Zodiac Munzees
Curiosity and The Cat– Deploy at least 15 Zodiac Munzees
Son Spotters– Capture at least 15 and deploy at least 10 Zodiac Munzees

LEVEL 4: 

Expert Training– Earn at least 50,000 points.
Celestial Cat and Mouse– Capture at least 35 Zodiac Munzees
Moonlighting– Deploy at least 25 Zodiac Munzees
Son Down – Capture at least 25 and deploy at least 20 Zodiac Munzees
Telescopic Teamwork– Capture at least 250 physical munzees of any type

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op
2 MVMs, 2 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees, 1 Scatter Munzee, 5 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 2 Virtual Color Credits, 5 ZeeCred

Advanced Op
3 MVMs, 3 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees, 2 Scatter Munzees, 1 Virtual Resort Munzee 5 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 3 Virtual Color Credits, 10 ZeeCred

Mega Op
3 MVMs, 3 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees, 3 Scatter Munzees, 2 Virtual Resort Munzees, 10 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 3 Color Credits, 25 ZeeCred

Ultra Op
4 MVMs, 3 Rock Paper Scissor Munzees, 3 Scatter Munzees, 1 Virtual Resort Munzee, 10 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 1 Prize Wheel Munzee, 50 ZeeCr

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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January 30, 2018

Player of the Week: Leslie Burg (MrsHB31)

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 Leslie Burg (MrsHB31).

Who are you?
I’m Leslie Burg. My Munzee name is MrsHB31.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the United States in the town of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina which is located just outside of the city of Charlotte.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’ve been playing Munzee for about 5 1/2 years. I capped my first munzee in August 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
I discovered Munzee through a contest held by our local caching club. The contest involved alternative location-based games which introduced me to a few interesting games. The only one that stuck was Munzee!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy chasing Mythologicals and other expiring specials. I also enjoy meeting other players at events. I have met some really great people through Munzee.

What is on your wish list?
I would like to see a feature in the app that would allow me to see areas that are blocked by existing Destination Munzees to help locate areas where new Destination Munzees can be added to the map.

Tell us about yourself!
I am an elementary school teacher, mother of two teenagers, and wife of 20 years to another Munzee fan (can you guess his username?). While my kids have not been bitten by the Munzee bug, my husband and I enjoy travelling to events and munzee-heavy areas with our camper and even deployed on a few Caribbean islands this summer.

Other hobbies include:
My other hobbies include boating, traveling, and following NASCAR.

Any last words?
I’m looking forward to seeing whatever new twists Munzee plans to throw into the game in the future. I also want to thank whoever nominated me — I am very honored to be Player of the Week!

MrsHB31 also included some socials, so cap away!

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January 29, 2018

February Flat Schedules (Updated)

With January coming to a close, it’s time to announce the Flat Schedules for February. As always, these are subject to change. Without any further ado, here we go!

Flat Robs

  • Friday, February 9th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 19th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 25th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Matts

  • Saturday, February 3rd from 00:01 to 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 5th from 00:01 to 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, February 9th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, February 13th at 00:01 MHQ time through Wednesday, February 28th at 23:59 MHQ time

Matt will also be attending the Munzee Madness 7 events in California this year, so Flat Matts will be on the Map from Thursday, March 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, March 4th at 23:59 MHQ time.

Munzee on!

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January 28, 2018

February 2018 Clan Requirements

*CapOn Points do NOT count
¤Deploy points are doubled for Physical deploys
**Socials do not count for deploys

Level 1:
Individual Total Points*¤: 1,500
Clan Total Deploys**: 5
Clan Total Points*¤: 17,500

Rewards: 2 Virtual Crossbow Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 1 MVM, 1 Aquamarine Munzee, 1 Virtual Color Credit

Level 2:
Individual Total Points*¤: 3,500
Individual Total Deploys**: 1
Clan Total Deploys**: 15
Clan Total Points*¤: 50,000

Rewards: 1 Virtual Crossbow Munzee, 3 Mace Munzees, 2 Battle Axe Munzees, 2 MVMs, 2 Aquamarine Munzees, 1 Diamond Munzees, 2 Virtual Color Credits

Level 3:
Individual Total Points*¤: 7,500
Individual Total Deploys**: 5
Clan Total Deploys**: 55
Clan Total Points*¤: 100,000

Rewards: 1 Virtual Crossbow Munzees, 3 Mace Munzees, 3 Battle Axe Munzees, 1 Longsword Munzee, 3 MVMs, 2 Aquamarine Munzees, 2 Diamond Munzees, 3 Virtual Color Credits

Level 4:
Individual Total Points*¤: 15,000
Individual Total Deploys**: 10
Clan Total Deploys**: 125
Clan Total Points*¤: 200,000

Rewards: 2 Mace Munzees, 2 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 3 MVMs, 3 Aquamarine Munzees, 2 Diamond Munzees, 1 Ruby Munzee, 3 Virtual Color Credits

Level 5:
Individual Total Points*¤: 25,000
Individual Total Deploys**: 15
Clan Total Deploys**: 200
Clan Total Points*¤: 325,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 4 MVMs, 2 Aquamarine Munzees, 3 Diamond Munzees, 2 Ruby Munzees, 4 Virtual Color Credits

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January 25, 2018

Announcing The Fire Pegasus and Virtual Magnets!

As we welcome the new year, we’re also excited to welcome a new AlternaMyth- set the skies ablaze with the Fire Pegasus Mythological Munzee! As the first Classical AlternaMyth these winged creatures are sure to light the way for you in your Myth searches.

As with the other AlternaMyths these Mythological Munzees are deployed on behalf of our HQ staff’s accounts, thus super rare. You’ll get 200 points for capping The Fire Pegasus. Owners of the host munzee will also earn double the points of a normal Pegasus.

This fiery flyer is just like the normal Pegasus and hovers to all colors of Virtual Munzees, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. As the name may allude, the Fire Pegasus will also bounce to Fire Mystery Munzees.

Although this Myth’s blazing speed will make it a tough one to find, we’re excited to announce the release of the Virtual Magnet as well! Much like the regular Munzee Magnet the item will attract up to three Mythologicals for up to one hour. You can add Virtual Magnets to any color of MVM and they will attract Pegasus and Fire Pegasus munzees. 

Like the Munzee Magnets, Virtual Magnets are $1/each with a limit of 10 every 15 days. Virtual Magnets are available NOW, and you can find them in the Munzee Online Store here. Be on the lookout for even more uses for the Virtual Magnet in the near future, too!

Capturing a Fire Pegasus will count towards the Myth Collector badges too.

Good luck chasing these high-flying, fiery friends!

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January 23, 2018

Munzee Podcast- January 2018

The Munzee Podcast is back for 2018! Rob and Matt say THANK YOU to January’s specials, briefly chat about the latest Munzee update and do their very best to confuse our players about what’s to come next. Enjoy!

Podcast Notes:

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January 22, 2018

Player of the Week: Kala Brooks (OHail)

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 Kala Brooks (OHail).

Who are you?
My given name is Kala Brooks. My player name is OHail.

Where in the world do you live?
Montgomery, Alabama in the southeastern part of the United States.

How long have you played Munzee?
I celebrated my 6th Munzee birthday in August 2017.

How did you find Munzee?
I am a member of the Houston Forum for another game. One of the members mentioned a new game named Munzee that was just starting up in July 2011. My first thought was, “No, no, no! I am not getting involved in another geolocation game.” (I was already participating in several others at the time.) I managed to resist until August when one of the local cachers deployed a munzee.

Back then, the game was more labor intensive than it is now. We printed and laminated the green munzees in preparation for deployment. We usually attached them to the host with clear packing tape. (My last one of that type was replaced a few months ago.) Phone GPS was not too accurate, either. Most times, we would have to adjust the position once we got home to the computer. Consequently, I only played when I happened to think about Munzee. That was not very often for the first year or two. Once I started playing semi-regularly, and because there were just a handful of players in the area, we also had to plan the best way to use our few, but growing, munzee deployments in the most advantageous way for clan requirements each month. Boy, have things changed since those days!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy many aspects of the game. I like the strategy in playing the game. On bad weather days, I can spend hours in the sandbox determining where to place accommodation or other type munzees for maximum deployments in an area. I love finding the little holes that are left when quick deploys are not concentrated as much as they could be.

I like earning badges and playing with rovers.

Most of all, I have been quite fortunate to meet some really wonderful people from all over the world by attending events or swapping munzee placements.

What is on your wish list?
There are some places that have been on my vacation wishlist long before I hunted containers and munzees. Since I have visited all 50 US states, it is time to think about traveling abroad. There is so much I want to see and do in Australia (Harbour Bridge Climb in Sydney, for one), New Zealand, Prague and Budapest, to name a few. (I might even be able to find a munzee or two in those places to keep my capture and deploy streaks going. 😀 )

Munzee related wish list:

  1. I would like to see more done with Rovers. Some ideas are a drop down menu or radio buttons with an ability to make multiple Rover selections so that one can set more than one rover on a trip at once instead of one at a time. It would be helpful for lone travellers if one could move Rovers without an intermediate player after a certain time and/or distance has passed (48 hours, 100 miles?). Intermediate badges for moving Rovers and badges for owners with rovers that have attained certain levels and traveled particular distance levels.
  2. The Glitch Badge
  3. Filters:
    1. On for all types in the app by default.
    2. Filters for the web site map similar to those in the app.
    3. A way to set a filter for a blast to capture only certain types like everything except Flats, or only Flats, only MVMs, or any combination chosen by the player.
  4. Intermediate badges for greenie deploys. Badges for having a variety of deploys like the Specials Hunter badges are for captures.
  5. A different or variation of the yellow color icon for a munzee one puts into soft maintenance so that one can tell whether the munzee is in soft maintenance or full maintenance mode when looking at the map.
  6. Did I say I would like to get the Glitch badge?
  7. Allow Myths and Specials to land on Accessibility Munzees.
  8. Most of us probably did not expect the creative and beautiful gardens that have been produced using the various types of munzees. Just think what we could see with more color options for the MVMs like a true light blue, gray, pale yellow, and others.
  9. A name or some other change to an accommodation munzee flows through to the rooms.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a retired corporate tax auditor who used to travel all of the United States for business. That experience has come in handy now that I travel for fun from time to time. I hope to visit some places I have never been. It is delightful seeing and learning about new areas and cultures.

I am part of the local player group with started the annual Alabama River Region Easter events. We were privileged to have so many great players from all over the United States for our 2017 events. We look forward to seeing them again the weekend of April 5th, 2018 and invite all players to come see what Alabama has to offer.

Other hobbies include:
I have fun cooking all types of food and trying new recipes. Fishing is very relaxing to me whether I catch anything or not. Being near/on the water while listening to the sounds of nature is soothing. I like bird watching and attempting to identify nearby birds from their calls. Occasionally, I get lucky and can combine fishing and bird watching. For the last decade, it has also been possible to see me hunting for hidden containers for hidden containers using my GPSr.

Any last words?
Thank you to those who nominated me for this honor.

OHail also included some socials, so cap away!

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January 18, 2018

Munzee Version 3.4.1!

Exciting start to the day! Munzee version 3.4.1 has been pushed to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store this morning.

This update includes:

iOS:
– Updated scanner
– Updated translations
– Fixed a problem on iOS that caused a white bar on map screen when there was no nearby activity.

Android:
– Updated scanner
– Updated translations

Per usual, there may be a delay in propagation to your area, so please be patient if you don’t see the update just yet.

Enjoy and Munzee on!

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January 17, 2018

Introducing the Classical Myth Wrangler Badge!

In December 2016 we set a new challenge for our players: Wrangle the Myths.

For the past year players have hunted down Unicorn, Leprechaun, Dragon and Yeti Mythological Munzees in a single day in order to earn the fateful Myth Wrangler badge. Those original four Myths gained some company over the year too though.

In 2017 we also released four new Mythological Munzees: The Faun, Hydra, Pegasus and Cyclops munzees. It’s about time we started wranglin’ those Myths too!

We’re excited to announce the Classical Myth Wrangler Badge. This badge is for top tier players who can capture all four Classical Mythological Munzees in one day- based on MHQ time. This is no easy task, but luckily a few Munzee Magnets should help you on your journey.

Please note that first generation Myths and AlternaMyths will not count toward this badge. Unlike the original Myth Wrangler this badge IS NOT retroactive though. The badge will begin awarding at 00:01 MHQ time on January 18th.

Happy hunting and Munzee on!

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January 15, 2018

Player of the Week: Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru)

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 Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru).

Who are you?
My name is Ilpo Metsänkylä, Munzee name tcguru.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Raisio, southwestern Finland, right next to Turku. I may be bragging a little, but Turku is definitely the Munzee capital of Finland!

How long have you played Munzee?
A few weeks ago, I turned 1,000 days, so a little less than three years. Before joining a clan in December 2015, my playing was not very intense, but since then I’ve been pretty hooked.

How did you find Munzee?
My good friend in Stockholm, Sweden, Mike a.k.a. soderhallen, introduced the game to me in March 2015. Thank you Mike! He had started a bit earlier. At the time, I didn’t even have a smartphone. I had to start off with my iPad.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Two things come to my mind at first: the physical part of the game and events. Finnish weather is not exactly the nicest when it comes to making long walks scanning Munzees, but I like it anyhow. If I may brag a little more, in 2017 I was #1 in our “Finnish physical league” the majority of months. Attending and hosting events is also something one waits for a long time in advance. The only problem is that it’s so nice to meet other players and chat with them, that I often don’t have enough time to scan all the deploys around the event area. I want to thank everyone who has deployed virtuals at our events in Turku. Keep ‘em coming, and we’ll keep scanning them!

What is on your wish list?
First is some kind of promotion for the physical game. The virts are worth so much more than most of the physical game pieces that many players ignore the physicals, at least when it’s not necessary for clan war. I don’t know if it’s possible to change the point structures of certain Munzees, for ex. the Premium Munzee, but I would welcome such a change. Imo, it’s good that many badge lines extend as far as they do now, so there are still some goals left to achieve. Especially on myths, one of my goals this year is to get the badge for 1,000 unique Unicorns. I wish there was some more badges for capping rooms at Destination Munzees, 100 rooms is something I’ve accomplished a long time ago on each.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a 45 yo mathematics teacher at a local high school, since 1999. My fiancée Päivi (Munzee name Hiipop) and I live in a house which was just built in the last 24 months. It’s almost ready, but of course there’s a whole lot to do with everything at the house. I’ve lived all my life in Turku and its neighbor cities, but in 1988–1989 I spent a year in Columbus, OH, where my father worked at the OSU. I must say I really enjoyed the sophomore year at a local high school there!

Other hobbies include:
I’ve been a collector of different things for all my life. It started with stamps when I was around 5 yo. During the 1990’s phonecards were hot, and I’ve got quite a collection of them. Music I’ve been listening to almost forever, but unlike with many music enthusiasts, cd’s are my format. Those I’ve also been collecting and have quite a few.

Any last words?
Thank you to everyone at MHQ for this wonderful game. Without it, I would be walking and riding my bike remarkably less than I now do, so I’m in pretty good shape these days. Also big thanks to everyone who nominated me, this was really a nice surprise. Let’s all make 2018 the best Munzee year so far!

tcguru also included a social, so cap away!

 

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