I have a few comments that I would like to say:
- I don't understand the point of those that actually finish the heists to get higher/better loots than those that just put in the codes. Sure, it is considered as "cheating", however, for promotional values, whether the person did the mission or not is irrelevant. Both will contribute the same at the end, the program being known. In fact, I'd say that it would be disadvantageous to the developers if such restrictions where put. The current system is good as it is, and it generates a lot of hype as it is, don't mess up with a good thing!
- The bundle: if you want to do a tiered system and still avoid people moaning about it, there should be fully functional and easily available (preferably through the MH site) demos of the program for use beforehand so that people that chose to buy a program then discovered that they don't need it won't bitch and moan about it.
- The referral system. My personal opinion is that it is an excellent idea and definitely increases the chances for the viral spread of word that the previous bundles had. However, since not everyone has the chance to refer someone who will buy the bundle, how about making the referral into a two parter: the first one is to refer to a an x number of people and get the free software, while if a y number of people actually buy the software, you'd get a certain steep discount on your bundle. This way, everyone can get the programs without a problem, however, only those that will get people to buy are going to get that certain amazing price on the main bundle.
- Finally, just adding my voice to the rest, post counts and rep points = the devil. Being a lurker also means that I don't post much however I do check out the site quite a lot. I don't believe that I should be penalized for not wanting to post just to increase my post count.