Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by Now_To_Morrow » 01 August 23 9:22 am

Thanks for the game. I really enjoyed that. =D>

I've been getting a bit blah when it comes to solving puzzles the last couple of years and it was great to find myself getting right back into it and loving it again.

There were some really clever ideas in there. Some evil ones too. I was surprised there weren't any 13 theme caches (from memory, I could be wrong), being that m=13.

I ended up with 7 unsolved caches which, now that the game is over, I'll request hints for because I just want to know what they were about. I did ask for hints to 3 caches very early in the game, one of which I still didn't get, but decided to try without hints from then on. I enjoyed solving puzzles again so much that I made queries for them Australia wide and solved a heap more (until I started studying so had something more productive to do with my time).

As for my own hides, I enjoyed reading logs and messages from people who shared a bit about their solving journey. I was surprised so many people refused to print and cut and paste my Amaizing cache making it so much harder to solve. They knew what kind of code it was but they were using different techniques to solve it. Fun fact: corn cobs usually have 14 or 16 rows.

Can't wait for another game soon. [-o<

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by 2y'stassies » 01 August 23 12:05 pm

Thanks to all those involved in organising and running the MMMM game. Thanks also to those who published puzzle caches for everyone to solve. It was fun solving them all and we now have a long list of puzzle caches to find - a challenge for us when we are planning our geocaching travels. We were fortunate that our trip to Adelaide started before the end of the game and we were able to find Mystery caches in three states.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by caughtatwork » 01 August 23 1:27 pm

Rewards are up and you can get an early claim in here:
https://geocaching.com.au/my/reward/

This seemed to be successful, so as we have some tags over, we may run this again in a future year.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by mattyrx » 01 August 23 2:02 pm

I enjoyed the wide variety of puzzles – a good range of difficulties too. I’m not usually a huge puzzle fan, but this certainly put some fun back into them.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by geono. » 01 August 23 6:55 pm

Thanks to the organisers and all who contributed to make the MMMM such a success. Well done GCA! Fantastic quality puzzles... now I'm looking forward to finding more of the caches. Thanks in advance for the PT.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by whitewebbs » 03 August 23 2:44 pm

Will we be getting the mmmm bling on our profile for taking part in the games?

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by caughtatwork » 03 August 23 4:47 pm

It's already there. In your case after Leapfrog and before Dino Racers.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by whitewebbs » 03 August 23 6:04 pm

Thanjs. Cache blindness, haha i thought it would be last on the line.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by whitewebbs » 21 August 23 8:43 am

I was getting worried that the mmmm pathtag might be lost in the mail, but after checking link it is still pending, not yet sent I assume that means.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by caughtatwork » 21 August 23 9:17 am

Correct, not yet sent. Alas, personal challenges this month, but I will get them out in the mail today. Thanks for the prompter.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by Now_To_Morrow » 28 August 23 1:40 pm

Thanks so much for the games pathtag. \:D/

I'm curious as to when you popped them in the mail as I'm trying to figure out postage times these days. For example, a postcard from the top of Oz took 4 weeks to arrive, and a video editing job package from a 45 minute drive away took 4 days. Just wondering how long it takes from Victoria.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by caughtatwork » 28 August 23 7:37 pm

Somewhere between 2 days to about 4 months :-( Australia Post are the WORST at being predictable. I have had stuff sit at AP for 4-6 weeks, then get returned as undeliverable, yet the same package I send as replacement with tracking, gets done in 2 days.

It's been a week, which is not abnormal. Give it another week. If it doesn't arrive, let me know. Don't panic, you won't miss out.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by whitewebbs » 28 August 23 7:45 pm

Received my pathtag today. A week to get toTasmania, thanks very much.

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Re: Mid-Year Mystery Madness Month

Post by Now_To_Morrow » 29 August 23 11:54 am

caughtatwork wrote:
28 August 23 7:37 pm
Give it another week. If it doesn't arrive, let me know. Don't panic, you won't miss out.
Sorry, I always forget to say all I'm thinking. It has arrived, that's why I was thanking you.

I don't collect these pretty little shiny things but always enjoy getting one that has meaning to me. Thank you. :D

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