Dear oh, there is just this tiny little bit of news here… This Mibbler is skating on thin ice! Let’s hope the board of Directors will look through their fingers and let this slip. O.o
But I have one thing to say for this edition to be coming out today: one of us Mousehunt Heroes wrote a wonderfull piece of fiction and it’s in today’s edition! It so needs to be read! Go read, shoo shoo… off with you!
* Zug-Tower First Sightings!
The Zug-Tower has appeared on the Full Gnawnia map! Sometime between thursday and friday (dont ask me about that, Einstein had something to do with it!) the first sightings were done. And they caused a little uneasyness and yes and no’s and to’s and fro’s, as the new images did not come through the servers at the same time all over the world… <for some less technical clearance on this: see the footnote ^^>
But the Tower is out and about and it is so true! Even as i can’t see the Zug-Tower right now via my own mh-travelpage, i have seen the screenshot and i am a believer!
Clearly the tower is MASSIVE, see the screenshot: http://bit.ly/9zUqFi
^^ Footnote: Hunters all over the world seem to underestimate the cloaking power of Tower Magic.
==== Forum Features: What’s keeping hunters busy? ====
* Zug-Speculations have begun!
We will need cheese, thats for sure. And there will definately be some new artwork too. Plus we do know what dev Dave mentioned: we are gonna need some dragon chests for the Zugzwang’s Tower. But for what exactly? Secretssss….
For now its a complete riddle what will be needed to get in, to be first, to qualify… oooo, please let it not be that devious-Silth-loot-drop that was once mentioned! @.@ Many, many speculations are doing the rounds, are being rumoured… tension builds… Buzz abound!
There’s a nice mix of facts, riddles and speculations in this thread: http://bit.ly/bvkCgu
* Wild chase up the stairs: Hunter caught his 2nd Eclipse on 1 Tier II potion!
Ronny W. was the very first person to prove it can be done with 1 T2 potion! In hiw own words:
“I got my 1st Eclipse today and had 1 potion Tier II left in my inventory. I thought before I move on, I’ll just convert the potion and ‘hunt the cheese away’. Guess what: – I got up to Tier VI easily (2 potions drops for each lvl) – then finally got 1 Tier VII potion and was kinda shivering. My last piece of Tier VII cheese gave me a very kind Necromancer dropping my 2nd Tier VIII potion ever… and i ended with catching my 2nd Eclipse! I took pictures all the way up from my 1st potion converting to the final catch :D for you all to see it.”
Why this was posted in the Whine section beats me. Oh hmm: there’s >cheese< in there as well ^^
Anyways, if you wanna see some screenshots as you clearly cant believe this, here they are: http://bit.ly/9mXZZq
* MHCC’s ♫ Zugzwang’s Tower Bet! ♫
For those who will run at the new area and are already afraid they will be done with it in no time, there is a fix for that. Made up on beforehand just for you by the MouseHunt Century Club (MHCC): “Do you think you have what it takes? Do you have the stay-ability? Just how bad do you want the first 100 in the upcoming area? We are here to encourage you in your obsession and what better way than to have a bet?”
A race to be the first to get 100 of one of the new Zug-mice! Lotsa fun and huge prices to be had! Interested? Go for it: http://bit.ly/9AWIxG
==== Rumours, Speculations & Opinions ====
* All I’m getting are raisins of wrath O.o
This was just the start of an every-other-day’s conversation on the Forum. It was followed by this: “And all I don’t get are the raisins.” And this: “I need bottled up rage! 13 raisins, 9 pinches and zero bottles. Pass me a bottle someone!!!”
Is there a moral to this story? Oh yes. Listen to what Hunter – on the Scoreboard number Two (thus has clearly spent lots and lots off time in the Cove! – has to say:
Kristijan S.: “I think that the game balances it’s self out in the long run. When I first started hunting in the Cove I had half the amount of Liches than the other two. Now it looks like they are all pretty well balanced. Similar to the students in Furoma, for me at least.”
* Sorry to ruin your imagination, but there is something to be unveiled here…
Some myths just have to be deflated! We all are for sure fooled by many suggestive bits and pieces inside Mousehunt. For instance: we tend to think we ‘toot’ the horn. Well you’d better wake up and see what Yu Xuan Ho has to show you!
Have a look at his drawings that clearly reveal some of them myths: http://bit.ly/cX9WpW
* Idea: A Community Event
Remember when the Gauntlet was ‘in building’? The King builded it actually. Inspired by all the King’s builders good work, JuneHo Y. suggests that we hunters have a community event where we build our new hunting area with crafting items. It sure would help out the developers, wouldnt it?
To summarize: Every hunter apprentice or higher could contribute, and when it gradually stacks up, it will reach its goal. This is what will be needed for a Furoma Fighting Grounds (a tourney area):
7,500,000 Splintered Wood; 1,000,000 Bolts of Cloth; 4,000,000 Ropes; 6,400,000 Paint-brand Paint; 1,000,000 Invisi-glu; 1,000,000 Rice Paper; 3,000,000 Scrap Metal; 5,000 Tiny Platinum Bars; 150,000 Coal; 6,000 Dragon Embers; 50,000 Magic Essence; 350,000 Stale Cheese; 60,000 Master’s Seals; 35,000 Onyx Stones; 10,000 Stale SUPER|brie+; 200 Tournament Tokens; 2,000 King’s Reserved Bubbleh; 1 Furoma Fighting Grounds Final Plans (extra-rare loot from Dojo Sensei, only one.)
Read more on this idea and the possibility to help out the devs: http://bit.ly/crG3Ug
* Last but not Least *a Zug-story written by our own Judy Rapp:
Once upon a time, long ago, there was a baby born to an Earl and Countess of Gnawnia. His parents had very high hopes that he, too, would be a brave hunter, following in his parent’s footsteps. As he grew, though, it became more and more obvious that he was going to be an escape artist instead. He always escaped from anywhere he did not want to be, such as his bedroom and his school, leaving behind little piles of ash where a door used to be. They even tried iron bars, but found little slugs of metal melted over the windowsills.
As the child grew older, his parents worried sick as he developed such a dislike for fur that it was obvious he would never become a hunter. They apprenticed him to a cartographer, but the painstaking work hurt his eyes and gave him a headache. He tried being a barman, but threw up at the smell of stale sweat, beer and other unpleasant odours of unwashed humanity overlaid with the smell of old and untanned mouse pelts.
He ran away. Wandering the streets, the lad came upon a forge and went in. Hungry, he asked if he could work for food and the blacksmith agreed, setting him to work the bellows. At the end of the long day, he was given food and told that he could sleep in the forge if he wished. Though the furnace was out, the stones were still warm. In the morning, the blacksmith entered the forge and found, to his amazement, that the trap he had been working on was complete. Not only that, but it had been intricately decorated and burnished to an incredibly smooth finish. The furnace was still cold. How had it been done? He woke the slumbering youth and asked “Did you do this?” and thus began a long and profitable friendship between the Blacksmith and Zugsholt.
Zugsholt never forced his children to become something they were not. One of his daughters became a master Smith, like him; another became a wealthy merchant and flew the realms in a magical hot air balloon. One son became famous throughout the land as a formidable hunter who designed, and made, all his own traps and one ventured into the Ice Caves and used his power over heat and metal to defeat the legendary Frostmouse Ice Giant who was terrorising the area. And all lived happily ever after.
* another episode will be here for you to read in next Mibbler, so stay tuned! ;) *
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