MacHeist 3 Has Begun!

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  1. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to let everybody know that MacHeist 3 has started. They are giving away shovebox and kavatunes.
     
  2. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome.
    I am new to Mac, and therefore Macheist, can someone explain the general idea of it?

    Thanks
     
  3. Molnies macrumors member

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    I haven't been a very active participant in the earlier MacHeists, but the idea is that during some time there are a number of "missions" during which you have to solve puzzles or such. And after each mission you receive something, free applications and a discount on the final Mac bundle for the main missions (this nanoMission that just started is "just" free apps and no discount).

    Then at the end of all the missions the team behind MacHeist announce their bundle of 10 applications, which are severely reduced in price (like $49 for software worth several hundred dollars). The people that participated in the different missions also get to use their discounts so they get it even cheaper. Some of the money ($200,000 and $500,000 previous years) the team makes on the bundle sales has been given to charity.

    So all in all, it's a bunch of fun missions/puzzles, and for solving them you get free applications and a discount on the final bundle (which is open for anyone to purchase)
     
  4. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info.

    I am currently doing the first mission and can't wait for other missions :D
     
  5. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    Did one one figure out how to open the 1-2-3 lockbox ??
     
  6. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    check the macheist forum :) it's pretty easy :D
     
  7. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    youll notice that the white "bars" move up and down, here's how to open the box:
    first one down 1, second all the way up, third even, fourth all the way down

    then you'll have to do 2 puzzle thingys to finish the mission - not hard just time consuming

    stuck? macheist.com/forums for better explanation




    ALSO
    does anyone know how long the wait is usually between missions?
    thanks
     
  8. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    Thanks. :)
     
  9. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa, looks like they split it into teams now!

    What a frenzy!

    Webbla for free now, by the way :)
     
  10. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Mission 1 is up. Been completed by many, but was kinda difficult. Fun none the less.
     
  11. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Just completed mission 1, and man it confused me.
    I turned to the Backroom for help but everyone's posts seemed to confuse me more!!!
     
  12. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    WTF? This is friggin' stupid. What happened to just bundling a bunch of apps and selling them at a great price? This is too much work.
     
  13. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    You will get that at the end. The heists are for extra free apps for doing the work. You don't have to do the work at all. Plus, you can get them if you go to the forums and look around, people post what to do.
     
  14. Cifra macrumors newbie

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  15. GregE macrumors 6502

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    I bought a previous Macheist. Do I have to sign up again or do I log in with my previous one?
     
  16. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    New Nano Mission for anyone that hasn't found out yet.

    It's pretty fast, somewhat difficult, but all fun. And the free apps appear to be some of the most useful ones yet.
     

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