Posts Tagged ‘mystery virtual’

January 18, 2021

ZeeQRew and QRew Players Need To Wake Up…

SleepZees that is!

Starting today, all ZeeQRew and QRew members will see SleepZees during QRewzdays! SleepZees will appear on select Virtual Colors and Flat Friends that haven’t been capped in a year or more. SleepZees are also blastable, which should help with those in hard-to-reach areas.

Clan Wars players will be interested to know that SleepZee captures will also count towards the QRewzee capture requirements!

Not sure how to qualify for ZeeQRew or QRew? Check out our Help Guide article!

We hope you enjoy re-capping some dormant virtual munzees near you!

Munzee on!

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January 14, 2021

Event Spotlight: Munzee in the Park – Katandra West

While Munzee can certainly be a solo game if you choose, there’s no denying the appeal in meeting others who share your interests. Munzee Events are perhaps the best example of this, as they allow you to meet both old and new players in a safe, friendly environment. On top of that, there are usually activities, games, and — if you’re lucky — goodie bags! That being said, planning events requires a considerable amount of effort. So, to make it easier for prospective hosts (and maybe even recurring hosts), we decided to put the spotlight on past events, Munzee-Toolkit style! We hope this series of posts will inspire you to try hosting an event if you never have before, or provide you with ideas to spice up future events if you’re an old hand at it!

Today we’re featuring the Munzee in the Park – Katandra West event, which took place on January 9, 2021 at Katandra West, Australia and was hosted by Rubik80, SpySmurf, and SammyDiddly.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

Katandra West is a small rural community just out of Shepparton who recently got a brand new mobile phone tower which finally enabled us to host an event there (we had been asked to do so in 2018). We have created an event at their Recreation Reserve to promote Munzee and its benefits to the local community.

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

When we host our Munzee in the Park events we have a number of considerations that we evaluate. Because we are representing both the game of Munzee and our local council, we try to make it fun, friendly and safe. For these reasons, we try to pair new players up with experienced players to show them the basics and also to create new friendships. We select our event location based on where we can create multiple walking circuits that have minimal risks (such as road crossings, uneven tracks or snakes) and allow people to choose how far they wish to walk based on their individual fitness or time constraints. It’s a bonus if food, toilets and first aid are available for participants also. In order to continue attracting players we try to create badges that reflect the unique characteristics of the communities we visit and make a bonus badge available if they attend all events in our Munzee in the Park series. If you get new players to attend, give them some physical munzees to get them started too!

What made your event unique?

For the last four years we have volunteered to host Munzee events on behalf of our local council’s Activities in the Park Program. The program provides a range of free and low-cost activities for Greater Shepparton residents and visitors, encouraging people to be outdoors, physically active and engaging with their community. We take Munzee to some of the smaller communities for a number of reasons, including:

  1. Greater access to activities for the people in the local communities because it reduces travel times and costs.
  2. It provides a small tourism boost.
  3. It builds the local Munzee map should they wish to become regular players.
  4. It increases awareness of Munzee across our community which in turn promotes acceptance of people “photographing power poles” which might otherwise look suspicious.

This year’s events are also unique because of the Covid-19 Safety measures we have to undertake.

The major focus of our Munzee in the Park events is to introduce new players to Munzee and in order to get the word out there we do quite a lot of promotional work on Facebook, local radio, newspaper and through our council publications.

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

Munzee in the Park – Toolamba
https://calendar.munzee.com/event1608547375/

Munzee in the Park – Kittles Reserve
https://calendar.munzee.com/event1608546156/

 

Thank you to Rubik80 for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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January 8, 2021

Fancy Flat Friends are Going Ghost!

After 3 Flat Day the 13ths, haven’t you ever wondered what happened to the Flat Friends you weren’t able to save? That’s right — they become Phantom Flats. As Fancy Flat Lou was just released a few months ago, we hope it’ll be a while before we see her Phantom Flat counterpart — but you never know…

Phantom Flats

Like the RetireMyths and Zombie Pouch Creatures before them, these game pieces will join the map once any Fancy Flat owned by an Inactive or Retired account has been archived. These munzees will roam the map at certain times, and are worth 500 points upon first capture, with the point value decreasing by 1 point per each subsequent capture of the unique Phantom Flat.

NEW RetireMyth

Joining her sisters, the physical and virtual Nymph RetireMyth is now eligible to appear.

As a reminder, RetireMyths are not attracted to magnets, and they land on the same type of Munzee as their regular counterpart. RetireMyths will be worth 500 points upon first cap and 1 point less for each cap that follows.

NEW Zombie Pouch Creatures

Last but certainly not least, Elekter, Magnetus, Pimedus, and Puffle now have Zombie Pouch Creature variants!

As a reminder, Zombie Pouch Creatures are not attracted to magnets, and they land on the same type of Munzee as their regular counterpart. Zombie Pouch Creatures will be worth 500 points upon first cap and 1 point less for each cap that follows. Please note that Zombie Pouch Creatures will NOT level up into their other forms.

Are you ready to find some haunted munzees? Remember that these are rare finds only available at select times! You can use our handy What’s New? section to help keep track!

Munzee on!

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December 4, 2020

Event Spotlight: Raision syksy

While Munzee can certainly be a solo game if you choose, there’s no denying the appeal in meeting others who share your interests. Munzee Events are perhaps the best example of this, as they allow you to meet both old and new players in a safe, friendly environment. On top of that, there are usually activities, games, and — if you’re lucky — goodie bags! That being said, planning events requires a considerable amount of effort. So, to make it easier for prospective hosts (and maybe even recurring hosts), we decided to put the spotlight on past events, Munzee-Toolkit style! We hope this series of posts will inspire you to try hosting an event if you never have before, or provide you with ideas to spice up future events if you’re an old hand at it!

Today we’re featuring the Raision syksy event, which took place on November 6, 2020 at Raisio, Finland and was hosted by tcguru, RePe, and kilpertti.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

We have arranged normally four events every year in Turku, Finland, area. It’s not a very large area, but we have almost 50 more or less active players. Good locations for events have already all been used, these days we must think creatively. Neighbor cities and towns of Turku such as Kaarina, Lieto and Raisio are good for now, only they also are loaded with Munzees these days! Would be nice to find a location on which players could deploy for example Prize Wheel Munzees, but it has become more and more difficult. This was number 3 out of four events in Raisio this year, and was quite a success, we had over 40 visitors! The time of the event was obviously well chosen, it was on a Friday afternoon – early evening. Event #1 at the Easter time had a virtual garden (Chameleon), and this event #3 had another, smaller garden (Mushrooms). We are thankful to all players who have helped us with these gardens, Mushrooms is already full and Chameleon almost.

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

Plan ahead, and try to find every time something new. The Chameleon garden had one feature I’ve never seen before: most of the virtuals there are of colors the deployers have chosen out of few alternatives, there was a dropdown on the spreadsheet for each consisting of the colors that were possible on that location. This way a real chameleon formed!

Also try to get some little more scarce game pieces on the event area if possible, for example now the greetings cards attached to the Holiday Card Collectors Club campaign are such. Prize Wheels and Sir Prize Wheel Munzees are favorites of many players, if you can deploy these on the event site many players are happy.

If you can get a visitor or two from out of town or even from another country / state, such players that are not normally seen in that area, then many local players would be pleased. This would mean for example Personal Munzees many have not scanned before, and it’s always nice talking to players you don’t see that often. Most players are really nice folks!

What made your event unique?

One of the hosts, RePe, came up with an idea of a badge design for all the events in this series of Raisio events. The Easter event was on spring time, then we had a summer event, this Halloween event in fall, and on Dec 5 we are having the final event, almost winter time here. All four seasons appear on the same image of a tree, and the badges are designed so that the current season is in all colors, while the other three are grayscale. This way a series of four badges is formed, which is visually very nice.  Another remarkable thing about this event was the huge amount of greeting card Munzees deployed on the area. It was awesome, we had never seen this kind of an amount in Finland before. Thank you everyone who deployed cards for this event!

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

Raision joulu (#4 in the series of these 4) on Dec 5 on the same area.

Thank you to tcguru for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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November 13, 2020

Event Spotlight: Scrooged at Central Market

Earlier in the year we featured Primdahl’s Covid-19 Påske Special event, which had some great tips on how to plan and hold events in the current situation. Now that it’s been half a year since then, and the situation hasn’t really changed, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit those tips and also get some more! denali0407 has a wealth of information written for you here, so we greatly appreciate the time and effort she took to share! Also, don’t forget about the new Christmas Event Greeting Cards and Candy Cane Gardens we posted about last month, which might make setup a bit more convenient! And now, without further ado…

Today we’re featuring the Scrooged at Central Market event, which took place on December 6, 2018 at Fort Worth, TX and was hosted by denali0407, Roogles, Werewulf, and Brandikorte.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

“Scrooged at Central Market” was our Christmas 2018 event and featured one of my favorite badges ever (thanks, Trish!). Working within the madness of the Christmas season, this one was scheduled for a Thursday evening at a tried-and-true event site (where chocolate covered cherries can be found – and what event cannot be made better with chocolate covered cherries, I ask you?).

(Brief. You said brief, and I [mostly] delivered. Hallelujah!)

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

Provide something for attendees to DO! Eventzee is ideal, especially when your clues tie into both the event site AND other attendees. Clues that entice players to interact with each other, and even to work together to figure out the necessary photos to stage, make it easy for people to get to better know their fellow players. Or to spend some silly time with the folks they already know and love. Either way works. The more outrageous the clues, the better the stories when people regroup!

Also provide fresh Munzees to cap. Virtual gardens work great, but it’s also a really good idea to blanket the area with physical Munzees when possible. If you place your event Munzees among the physical Munzees, the payoff for both attendees and deployers is even greater.

Plan early, when and if possible, and spread the word far and wide. Even tiny events can become the stuff of legend when you can manage to draw folks from all over the area. Catching up with seldom-seen faces is priceless. But those folks need advance notice, so do them a solid and give them an early heads-up.

Bear in mind the time of year and the likely weather you’ll face, and make necessary provisions. If it’s 7th level of hell hot, then water. And shade. And sunscreen. If it’s a blustery 42° (hey, that’s frigid for us here!), then move indoors. We typically like to have restaurants available, preferably with outside seating. (We liked to provide opportunities to social distance before it was The Thing To Do.) Corners and nooks and tables for two are an introvert’s dream. Adapt to the occasion and people will rise to that occasion!

What made your event unique?

This “Scrooged at Central Market” event all but created itself when a line from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol randomly came to mind: “If I could work my will, every idiot who goes around with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!” From that, the badge was born, and everything else fell into place. Central Market is a grocery store with upstairs seating, outside seating, and Christmas displays galore. It seemed a natural fit for our needs.

This was one of our smaller events, which made it more intimate and cozy. We were able to use some of the time not just to socialize, but also to plan for some rather larger upcoming events in the area. Teamwork. It’s a beautiful thing.

We also tried something different that could really only work with a small event. Attendees were provided pen and paper and were asked to write down something they liked* about at least two of their fellow Munzeers (we were all fairly well familiar with each other, you see) and then surreptitiously, anonymously place it in the appropriate person’s candy dish (I say that like it was a thing of porcelain beauty – um, it was a red Solo cup) to find and digest later, with their sweets.

*All part of our ongoing efforts to, “Give me an occupation or I shall go mad!” (Bonus points to you, if you can name that movie.)

The Eventzee for Scrooged was particularly sublime (thanks to a brilliant co-host). It included various displays and items located throughout the event site and made for some interesting debate about loopholes, intent, and the spirit of the thing, post-event debriefing in the parking lot (the best events *do* have post-event chatter in the parking lot that goes on long after the venues close for the night, of course!)

I would be remiss if I did not mention that the weather for this particular event seemed sent from Scrooge himself: it stormed. Naturally. I say this because I feel I can never thank those folks enough who braved rush hour traffic in the pouring rain to get themselves to this event (hey, thanks again, guys!). [There. That should do it. Maybe?]

{You didn’t specify brief. This is all your fault.}

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

We look forward to chatting loudly at each other from separate picnic tables and looking each other over to make sure we still appear to be (“appear,” being the key word) halfway sane(ish) after our long absence from this thing we used to know as a social life. On the plus side, who can tell we’ve aged 10 years in the last 8 months, when we’re 50′ apart? Silver linings, I tell ya. They’re a thing. A thing we aim to enjoy.

https://calendar.munzee.com/event1603381733/

This is our Ode to 2020, AKA the dumpster fire in which we are fully engaged at present. There will be the makings of an aptly designed garden for us to cap (feel free to deploy, and we’ll cap the tar out of them. Thanks!). We’ll also have at least a dozen physical event Munzees to cap. Think “little fires everywhere,” if you lean towards visualization. Who knew that 150′ proximity between event Munzees would one day be ideal? And to think we used to grumble. Now we respect what Munzee teaches us about distancing.

Attendees will be asked to kindly wear masks and if that doesn’t suit, then feel free to visit the site at any point during the week this event will be live. We will also have the usual hand sanitizers, spare masks, etc. for those folks willing to brave the presence of other (socially distanced) humans. The non-human kind need not be masked. Yes, dogs are welcome. Ferrets. Iguanas. Whatever comfort pet you’ve adopted during this siege. Bring ’em on. Show ’em off. Forgive us if we do not get close enough to pet. Maybe next time for that touchy, huggy thing we used to take for granted.

Meanwhile, attendees who take photos on the pink event indicator may just find themselves surprised by a little something post-event. Yes, we may just bribe – uh, *entice* – attendees to be social in different ways. Throw it out there, see what sticks, right?

Together we’ll figure out how to navigate these funky times in which we are a’livin’ and cap ourselves some Munzees along the way, yes? Yes!

Thank you to denali0407 for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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November 10, 2020

Zeecret Agent Competition Results!

And the winner is…

The P.I.N.E. Agency!

As they’ve been dominating the entire competition, this comes as no surprise… but we admire the effort that P.E.A.R. Agents put in as well, especially in the face of such a tough opponent! There were just under 2300 total agents at the end of the competition, we are excited about this level of participation!

Prizes

Now moving on to the part you’re probably most interested in — the prizes! Here’s what you will receive if you opted into an agency on CuppaZee prior to the end of the competition and were active at any point during the competition, based on how your agency ranked:

Support

We’ll be awarding the final prizes starting today, but as there were so many active players, it may take a while before you receive your badge and other prizes.

If, after a few days, you still haven’t received your final prizes, please e-mail support@munzee.com.

Zeecret Agent Merch

If you haven’t treated yourself recently, pick up a shiny new personal tag, T-shirt, hoodie, or neck gaiter from the ZeeOps Collection HERE!

Munzee on!

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October 29, 2020

Event Spotlight: Go Green in Jordan

While Munzee can certainly be a solo game if you choose, there’s no denying the appeal in meeting others who share your interests. Munzee Events are perhaps the best example of this, as they allow you to meet both old and new players in a safe, friendly environment. On top of that, there are usually activities, games, and — if you’re lucky — goodie bags! That being said, planning events requires a considerable amount of effort. So, to make it easier for prospective hosts (and maybe even recurring hosts), we decided to put the spotlight on past events, Munzee-Toolkit style! We hope this series of posts will inspire you to try hosting an event if you never have before, or provide you with ideas to spice up future events if you’re an old hand at it!

Today we’re featuring the Go Green in Jordan event, which took place on April 15, 2018 at Jordan, MN and was hosted by Whelen, nohnerboyz, trailMom, and Wrasln.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

This was supposed to be the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul) “Go Green” Spring event! However Mother Nature had other ideas because she dumped 16-20 inches of snow on us 24 hours before the event. We almost cancelled it but decided we must push through. Well heck, after all it’s Minnesota, the frozen tundra. Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Hand Warmers were the favorites of the day!

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

Have a plan and execute it but at the same time be adaptable and resilient. It’s always best not to wait until the last minute to get everything ready. Print out those QR codes (Event Badge, Indicator and Event Pins) and test scan them a week ahead of time. Have an idea where you are going to deploy those temp pins at your event location before you get there. Keep an eye on the details, the stuff your munzee guests don’t notice because you got it covered. Event Hosts are truly Munzee Ambassadors – it’s up to you to make it happen. And most importantly regardless of what happens, Laugh & Have Fun!

What made your event unique?

Well, I like to change things up a bit and try different things at events especially when having a prize give away. But at this event Mother Nature did it for me. Capping 50 physical event temps in a fresh coating of 18 inches of snow was pretty unique! At least we had a place to stick the flags in! You should have seen the “Munzee Trails” through the snow to the flags after everyone capped them. We still had the “Go Green Competition”, some had to shed their winter gear for the camera.

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

You’re not Scared are you?? – Halloween – Saturday October 31st. in Anoka, Minnesota https://calendar.munzee.com/event1596930447/

Thank you to Whelen for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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October 22, 2020

The Zeecret Agents Competition is Back!

Agents, we’ve clearly underestimated the strength of the P.I.N.E. Agency. In the hopes of keeping the competition fun for both agencies until our planned end date, we needed a bit more time to make the next set of changes, and brainstorm further additions that you may see in future rounds! For the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 7 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 3 points to your team Physical Pear Bomb (+4 points)

Spyderbot
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Siren
Mother Earth
Virtual Pear Bomb

Add 2 points to your team Trojan Unicorn
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 4 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll

Physical Pineamite

Subtract 3 points from the other team Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Subtract 2 points from the other team Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Flaming Arrow
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
DEPLOYS
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Add 1 point to your team Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

In addition, the starting HP for both teams has been raised to 2,500, while the max HP limit has been raised to 10,000.

There are also TWO very special Zeecret agents worth bonus points in the competition. One PINE agent will deal 100 points of damage to the opposite team, and one PEAR agent will regenerate 200 points of health upon capture!

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 7 of the competition has already begun and will run until Wednesday, October 28 at 11:58 MHQ or when one team hits 0 HP. Registered agents, check your credits page for a special gift from MHQ to help with Round 7!

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

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October 19, 2020

Zeecret Agents Competition Update 2

Agents, we’ve been continued to monitor the competition, and while Round 2 nearly lasted the full 6 days, we’d still like for the competition to be as tough for both agencies as possible. For the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 7 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 5 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll
Physical Pear Bomb
Physical Pineamite
Subtract 3 points from the other team Virtual Pear Bomb
Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Trojan Unicorn
Subtract 2 points from the other team Flaming Arrow
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Siren
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Mother Earth
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
Self Destruct Greeting Card
DEPLOYS
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Add 1 point to your team Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 3 of the competition has already begun and will run until Friday, October 23 at 11:58 MHQ or when one team hits 0 HP. Registered agents, check your credits page for a special gift from MHQ to help with Round 3!

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

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October 13, 2020

Zeecret Agents Competition Update

Agents, from the time our competition commenced last week until now, we’ve been closely monitoring Round 1 of the competition. We’ve come to the consensus that both agencies were able to maintain a much higher amount of HP than expected. So, to make things more interesting for the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 5 points to your team Spyderbot
P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 5 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll
Subtract 3 points from the other team Physical Pear Bomb
Physical Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Trojan Unicorn
Subtract 2 points from the other team Flaming Arrow
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Siren
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Mother Earth
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Virtual Pear Bomb
Virtual Pineamite
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
DEPLOYS
Add 5 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 2 of the competition will begin at 11:58 MHQ on Oct 13 and run for 6 days (ending on Monday instead of Sunday) or when one team hits 0 HP.

Zeecret Agent Merch

Keep your identity a secret by wearing these colorful disguises. Shop the ZeeOps apparel collection in the Freeze Tag Online Store. Featuring shirts, sweatshirts, hats, personal tags and more!

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

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