Player of the Week: Stephen Tomlinson (GunnerSteve)
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 Stephen Tomlinson (GunnerSteve).
Who are you?
Stephen Tomlinson AKA GunnerSteve
Where in the world do you live?
I live in the Medway Towns which are situated in the South East of England
How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing Munzee since 4th September 2013
How did you find Munzee?
I stumbled across Munzee while looking for something to help with my rehabilitation after a few leg operations. I came across caching, but that didn’t really suit my situation at the time as it was too intense for my recovery. Munzee, on the other hand, seemed less stressful on my leg, so I gave it a go and have never looked back.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love walking, so this is another excuse to get out in the community and explore. It has taken me to places that I probably would not have visited, and that is fantastic. The best thing about Munzee, though, is the people, the players, the friendships that have emerged from playing this game. I am a member of The Social Clan (my only clan) and have made some great friends along the way. If I spot a new name capping in the area, I always try to send them a message to welcome them to the game and offer my help if they have any questions. The events are fantastic, and I love meeting players from around the globe. We have held a couple of local events, and we were even graced by the presence of Rob and Louise from MHQ. I am by far not one of the big hitters with the points, but I enjoy playing the game to suit me. That is the great thing about Munzee, play it your way.
What is on your wish list?
I would really like the ability to rotate the map in the app and to have your position show on top of everything else. Loads more badges, too. I love the badges..
Tell us about yourself!
I am 48 years young and born and bred in the Medway Towns. My username just comes from the fact that I support Arsenal FC. I live with my wife Allison (iAllyAnne) and 2 of my 4 children (Kaay and Plumster). The two older have left the building and do not play. I have had various jobs in my working life, mainly working in factories making parts for the automotive industry: making diesel pumps, alloy wheels, and leather wrapping car doors are just some of the things I have done. I have also been a postman and also working on the last national census. I have recently started a new job in my local hospital which is a new challenge for myself, but one I am looking forward to.
Other hobbies include:
To be honest, most of my free time is taken up with Munzee, but otherwise you may find me attacking and defending portals (green team) or visiting historical places.
Any last words?
I would really like to thank all of the staff of Munzee for their hard work and dedication to bring us a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy the surrounding areas. I would also like to thank all of my clan (The Social Clan) for all of their great work and friendships along the way, and of course a big thank you to whoever nominated me for POTW. That was a huge surprise and I would never have dreamed that I would be chosen. Munzee on…
GunnerSteve also included some socials, so cap away!