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Mibbler – 35

Hello Mousehunt Heroes…

Welcome to you all in the quiet, peacefull times of no-events and a somewhat confumbled return to our Mousehunt-chores. I am so happy there was for once not much news in the Kingdom. At least not much that i could keep up with: I might have had a black out, cause i couldn’t see what everyone is writing anymore. These eye-problems of mine, amongst others, have been the reason i was able to spend much time on Mousing & Mibbling these past 6 months. Changes are to come to this, more about that at the very end of this Mibbler so just read on and you will get to that. Take your time reading, no hurries mate!

First things first: some mouse-things did happen in the mean time…

Short recap:Hope Mouse

– Ronza has left Gnawnia and the Hope Mouse came into Action! (official news Post)
– Charm pack 1 is released Charm Pack #1 Released (official news post)

Almost everybody seems back to what they still had to do or finish, whether it be restocking gold, or finding the next bet, the next crown or finally catching their (next) missing mouse. A few mousehunters have been explicitly hunting Hope mice… and the Hope is badly needed with the weather circumstances in Queensland this last month! 
Probably besides that badly needed for a lot of mousers out there anywayz. But they are limited and will go ‘lay low’ soon! How soon? No exact clue.

Oh and ehm, anybody waiting for a Chinese New year event or at least some happy wishes in Mousehunt? Remember the devs do use an outer-space-calender!

King’s Luck Charms on “first” mouse-catch

When a hunter has caught a mouse for the first time and publishes it, you can claim luck charms from their profile-page post. It reads like this: “xxx caught a Bottled Mouse for the first time! To celebrate xxx’s hard work the King is giving out Luck Charms!”
Hmmm, nice way to get more luck charms! At times i am getting this as a result: “Sorry, you may only claim 10 gifts per day.”  So it seems there is a connection between these charms and the gifts.

New on FB This week: FB-connect problems

“The FB Connect site is acting up a bit! Please stick to MouseHunt on Facebook while this is sorted out. Thanks! – MouseHunt” Indeed my friends page and -functionality is still a bit on the slow-side...

Which reminds me: never forget to check in on the Current Known Issues (Last updated 2nd Feb 6.30pm GMT)

Jacob Johnson’s IceWing painting video

From -The Artist Formerly Known as Mousstachio- comes a mouse-painting video. It was painted live during a very special Feedback Friday by Jacob Johnson who took everyone’s suggestions as they continually flowed in and created a mouse truly designed by the community.

Icewing Painting Video [HQ]

Feedback Friday – 3 of those!

Of course we all wonder if the armed Charm will show on our hunter’s profile pages someday? Turns out, it was an oversight. Next we got a little insight on the intricate workings of luck: “Luck is not linear it’s exponential meaning the more you have the more effective it is.” News about the Baron area? They’re pushing hard to complete it by early February but they don’t want to rush it…..

Read all this and more in the reviews of the 21st:
– Jeremiah’s: Feedback Friday Review by MHCC 21st Jan
– and The-always one click away-Review: FBF Review 21 Jan 2011

The second FBF (28th jan.) is full of dry Doughnuts crumbs, but the Juicy stuff is about charms (they will never be smashable!) and about Luck in the Gauntlet (which comes down to 10 luck x 0.000001 lootdrop = … still an infinitesimal bit of higher lootdrops).
Besides that we still wondered  whether we will sometime be able to see images of charms on our traps? The answer is: The devs tried a bunch of different designs but nothing was cool enough. Feel free to submit your ideas!
– MHCC – ultimate surprise writer! :D Jessica is back! – review: *** Feedback Friday Review by MHCC 28th Jan. ***
– Review delivered by Tofu in T(he)TT no.69

Feedback Friday on 4th of february announces that the Lunar New Year and Valentine Day festivities will not be a big event. It is due shortly: New Year will last about 2 weeks and over lap with Valentines day’s. And yes, they are keeping us on our toes re Baron-area… *looking good!* There is some explanation to the extension version numbers of the game, and a lot of talk about Franco’s shop indeed. (Salt people salt!)
– Go read the Feedback Friday Review by MHCC 4th Feb

== Forum Features: What’s keeping hunters busy? ==

Helpful places on both Charms & Orbs

You are getting these links from me, to check if you know-it-all:
Orb List
– Charms recipes in first post & Orb droppers in spreadsheet: Orbs Loot list
– Compiled info on orbs/charms (includes a faq & on the Old Forums): Compiled List of Orb Drops, Charms, and other Update Info!
– Note: You can use the “Send Supplies” option to give orbs to friends.

Charm recipe chart – nice graphics! – from the MHA, made by Ninz A.
– A rather complete source that started during the race on the new forums (and sorta missed the “Firsts” on the old forum) is: Collection of Charm recepy’s (so far)
– And now that they are around & tried for a bit, there is the Charm page on The Guide to Mousehunt. Recipes, stats and effects of all charms are included.

It sure was a Race: finding the recipe’s…

For first hunters deciphering pack 1 charm recipe’s i have these names:

Elizabeth K. was first for the Antiskele Charm Recipe! (source: The Antiskele Charm Recipe!)
James H. first for Prospector’s charm (source: Prospector’s Charm Recipe)
Ben L. appeared to be first for: rotten charm
Lewis H. appeared to be first for – Anchor Charm (both in: Recipe testing thread)
Robert S. appeared to be first for the Dragonbane (source: Dragonbane Baby!!!!)
Draobyek appeared to be first for the scientist charm (source: Scientist Charm)
Huge congrats to you all on fastness & inventiveness! :)

What to use the Ultimate Luck Charm (ULC) for?

Some hunters wonder about this, and Ahmed put out a poll which makes it possible to see some big-numbers-outcome: most answers go to T7 & “other” ( which may or may not mean something that is yet to come…).
source: what are you going to use the ultimate luck charms for?

We long to know if the Ultimate Luck Charm gives any significant increase in the chance for a Zugzwang’s Left sock from the Chessmaster. But don’t count on it, cause 20 luck times a insignificant small chance is still an insignificant small chance… no, the ULC won’t help in the cases of extremely rare drops like the left sock.
source: ULC for Sock?

UPDATED!!! The Petition for the Tweak of Tiki’s Stats in Tribal Isles…

Runic BaseDo you remember the petition for the Tiki tweak? This is the updated version… and after looking at the votes, who are fairly distributed but slightly in favor of tweaking, the petition now takes  a new turn: The active hunters in this thread have decided to back up their idea with numbers and stats , they have send an email directly to the devs & support.

Numbers & stats lead to this conclusion for now: “Regardless of what the devs are saying, it’s clear that the runic base is certainly not making the mice drop runes double the time compared to other bases. In fact, for ALL of the cases examined, it is dropping runes less frequently per catch.”

Like Dave D. says:  “There’s nothing to say that They™ are not investigating the Runic Issue behind the scenes. Sure it would be nice if they told us they were looking into it”

source: Some Runic base data
source:: UPDATED!!! The Petition for the Tweak of Tiki’s Stats in Tribal Isles…

Now that we are back to hunting Mysterious boxes, we want to know…

Mysterious BoxWe are again seriously wondering (yes we did this before) whether anything else then runes is in these boxes. 

While we all know that Runes are (by far) the most common, we don’t know the exact answers to these questions. Chad M’s initiative wants to investigate: “What percentage of the boxes contain Runes? What percentage of the boxes contain Rumble cheese? What percentage of the boxes contain Fire Salt?”

Here is the spreadsheet of current data with the probability of getting Runes vs. Rumble, etc…

Over time, and with a high enough sample size (more and more new submissions), the spreadsheet will become more accurate… so here is the form to submit your data

source: Contents of Mysterious Boxes (dropped by Acolyte) – *Data Collection Thread*

Gnawnia News Network: Live from the Elub Shores

…where hunters can relax after a hectic day battling dragons….

Rumors are spreading that a small group of Divas and Dominators are discussing a new Battle of the Sexes.. The GNN reporter has personally seen Elizabeth Kitterman entering a small hunting cab…in with several male hunters…stay tuned!! – source: ~*~*~The Ultimate BotS~*~*~

[Kitterman here:] “Guilty! There is talk of it! And it’ll def. be dragons as that’s all we know. But rest assured it won’t be happening in the coming months, more like 6 or more months from today. Could be August, Could be November so please do not change your current plans just yet.”

The Divas have responded to this great prospect with catching the very First KnownSilver crown Silver Crown for Dragons!!
On january 30th in the early morning hours (3:40 am in gmt that is), Maz B. reported this: “Dracano, I caught my 100th Dragon Mouse and earned a Silver King’s Crown! 
I can view my trophy crowns on my hunter profile.” Congrats Maz!

This reporter has as of yet not heard a worthy response from the Dominators side, although, yes, hmmm: a rumor has it that famous hunter Curt S. is quietly leaving the scene of the upcoming battle. He left this message: “Geoff I am skipping this round of Doms/Divas battle, the addition of the Dragonbane charms really messes things up.” – post 230 in: Dragon Dominators !!
We are sorry to see Curt go, but he has a point! (I think.)

How many Boss mice have you got?

Is this the next thing after Crowns and after the 90% Club? (Nonono i am not going to explain the latter!) Is it finally officially coming, this adaption to the idea of a “boss’ in the game? (see the sneak peek taken when the game was glitchy!)

We can always apply a wink & mountains of Salt-miner’s Salt to this! I thought the King was Boss! Grrr. For anyone not playing some other (video-)games the concept of a boss mouse may be weird: a reference.
But whatever: just count how many you have got! Without my 106 Mojo’s (they don’t count for some reason) i have 73 at the mo. ^^

There are 8 of the Bosses inside Mousehunt that count for this count, go see which ones: >> How many Boss Mice have you got?

And while you at it (but not yet with impressive numbers perhaps?), you can dive into this Bronze Bosses Challenge (on the old forum): >>  The Boss Mice Bronze Challenge

Furoma’s Log Summarizer back up!

After some time having a well deserved break, and after some time – and still – working on an overhaul, Furoma (formerly known as Pooflinger) is getting back with us, step by step. Submissions to the database are also working properly, so do help by posting your results here: 

No Duke-Duchess Rank Collecting Stats?!

Just repeating for the good cause: 
Mousehunt Horn Tracker said: “Still no Duke or Duchess sounding the horn with horn tracker installed. Really wonder who’ll be first.”

source: MouseHunt Horn Tracker

* Quick & Usefull Tips:

– First news is: the old forums won’t die! One piece of proof, although now a week out of order and thus ‘old’, may be/have been this one: THE OLDIES THREAD! (People who have been here for years, are bored and now lurk).
Like Chua Zhihong says: “It’s like they live in a different world there, completely unaware of this [new] forum…”
Tactical Trap Comparison by The Guide: The Tactical section is done!
– The loot glitchpaws drop in specific locations remains the same every time they come. It’s listed in the wiki at http://mhwiki.hitgrab.com/wiki/index.php/Glitchpaw
– 500 Sensei’s caught! Yannick V. is the first to report a Sensei Gold Crown! Congratulations Yannick! source: First Dojo Sensei Gold crown!
– And to get that Big Bad Burroughs What am I possibly doing wrong? Trevor H. has the answer: “What You are doing wrong is coming to the conclusion that you are doing something wrong.”
Never Ever sell your traps! (Not even whenR. is around!) See for yourselfs on the first post: What’s the dumbest mistake that you have made in mousehunt?
– Suggestion you may want to support: Order trap selector by most recently used
– No need to set up an account before expressing your support for the above suggestion: just click on the FB connect button on top of the forums and it automatically makes a profile for you using your FB settings and names and pics and such.
Don’t wanna see them at times awefull signatures on the new Forum? Go to your settings-page: http://www.mousehuntgame.com/canvas/forum//usercp.php and click on the left hand side on ‘general settings’, scroll down to ‘show signatures’ and un-check! 
Phew, that makes for a readable nice difference! Should be disabled by default, if you ask me.
iPhone App: The issue behind the constant “session expired” error has been found. Hopefully all of you suffering from “session expired” errors will be able to join everyone on the hunt with your iPhones. The release is available now on the app store! source: iPhone App – Issue found for constant “session expired” error

– Just so you remember to spread the guides around: Guides for New Players

– And pssst: This Just In! (Thanks to Taraka P.)
“I caught a Nugget Mouse! But i never knew we could get Onyx Stones outside of Furoma! >> “I checked my trap and found that I had caught a mouse! I caught a 2 oz. Nugget Mouse worth 6,875 points and 550 gold. The mouse also dropped the following loot:1 Onyx Stone”

==== Rumors… Opinions & Stories ====

Chinese New year! happy Year of the Rabbit to all!

In FBF it has become clear it is not going to be as big as an “Event’. Still we are rather curious, and looking forward to it! Personally, i am very much looking forward to the Year of the Rabbit! * sighs *
Earlier i said something about the dev’s calender in this Mibbler. Next to that we must consider this one the dev’s side, as you realise they work with codes, yes? Ah, well, Captain Barbossa would say about that: “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” So Patience, Patience!

In the mean time we can enjoy this spectacular ideas and suggestion on the forum for a Lion Dance Trap – It really looks amazing! Go see the Lion Dance Trap >>
*** Disclaimer: Remember this is made up, and suggested by a fellow mousehunter for the devs to pick up, it is not anything we expect to be released soon in the game! ***

The original thread for further details: Improved Lion Dance Trap and a new Red Envelope Base

* I am Silth hunting, so what!

Whenever i feel like! Doh. I don’t get all this “hold onto your cheese” stuff. But another courageous hunter was kept from Silth hunting on grounds of a map-rumor. Luckily a person of some authority has sprinkled some salt on that rumor as well. I quote:

“The Silth has been “supposed to drop a map piece” for almost a year now (seeing as it’s been meant for a map piece since its release in March of 2010). Waiting to get the Silth on the hope of a map piece is like waiting to buy a trap in the hope that Ronza is coming.” – SdH

Thread: 710 Wicked Gnarly Silth Lagoon Run

Share your Zug’s Tower-Limited-SB+ Strategies!

Yes another ZT thread, but we all want to find out WHEN to use that sb+ if we are going to use limited sb+ in a run. Start straight with it to get the pawns out of the way and keep a high amp as possible for the tougher pieces? Or get through it on gouda & wait with the sb+ for the Rooks & Queen?
Read all and intricate thoughts on this: sorry for yet another ZT thread, but…

Of course the other burning question about sb+ in the Tower is: How much sb+ does one use in a Towerrun? And the answer is: “It’s all dependent on your own tolerance of failure.” – SdH
Still, if you want to gain some more feedback on this you may want to look into this exchange of thoughts & experiences:
source: How much SB in Zugzwang’s Tower run?

To Rewers Riposte in Zug’s Tower – or not to

Chua Zhihang: “I’m fairly sure the Rewer’s Riposte is better in the tower at catching mice as well. Whether it’s better for completing runs is another matter though. (…) Some of us have been using RR/magma recently in the tower, and it’s crazy good at high amps against knights and bishops. TOO good, such that when we are having trouble attracting rooks, they catch almost all the knights/bishops that come up.
That’s why OAT/BPT are definitely still the best for completing runs in tower, but RR/Mag may actually be better than them at high amps. I’m thinking ZFM may actually be better at doing a run, since it misses more of the stray knights and bishops.”

source: is Rewers Riposte beter than the ZFM?

Zug’s Tower planning

Yes. There is this thing with the Tower: when in your busy week is the time right & ripe to go in on a Towerrun? And how long do these runs usually, or roughly, run for? And how active or passive can we run in the Tower?
One answer is: “I’ve finished tower runs in a day, but often they take 2 and sometimes 3. Depends too much on your luck and traps available.” And i would add: depends on the cheese too.
Some of hunter’s observations on Tower-planning are shared in this thread: Zugzwangs Tower – Planning Help.

That @#$%&%$#@ Gauntlet!

Where are the potions? I noticed many hunters crying out for the T4 potions in pain. Personally i have been avoiding the Gauntlet much after getting to the top once. But for those braving that experience there is some advice available these days. One of which is: be aware the potion drops drop significantly after level 2!
source: Where are the Gauntlet Tier 4 potions??

Another advice consists of a list by George O. to get you through the tiers, better still: on which aspect to prioritize in your setup, on which tiers!
source: CLT or CoT; HB or DDA; Acro or Arby @ KG

And please take it from the statisticians that there is: “ … absolutely no correlation” for Luck & drop rates of potions in the Gauntlet. Or there is, but it is infinitesimal small small small. Like Michael M states: “The devs have said that luck affects drop rate, in general, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the gauntlet is its own beast and the drop rate is the drop rate, regardless of how lucky or powerful the setup is. I think its just supposed to be difficult, an endurance test of your horn sounding.”
To be complete on this: the latest FBF says Luck kinda works, but more so on mice that normally drop stuff. For rare drops, its a very small difference – so small you are bound not to notice it individually.
source: Tier I Drop Rates vs. Luck

Still many many hunters, and ever new ones each day, wonder about how many potions they need on the first level to make it on top? The shortest answer is: nothing is guaranteed in mousehunt, and especially not in the Gauntlet!
The long answer is here, and i would advise anyone to especially look on the last info-graphic: https://mhanalysis.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/monte-carlo-analysis-of-kings-gauntlet/.

One plain straight forward observation to add: IM or ABT for eclipse mouse?
Kitteh says:”ABT. Wouldn’t want to risk restarting the Gauntlet would you?”
source: IM or ABT for eclipse mouse?

Highly unpredictable but going in one direction: sb+ prices

Hans C. wondered: ”Sb+ prices: Do you think it will go down because of orbs?”
goldWe don’t think so. Chad M. summarized: “SB+ prices will, barring fluctuations here and there, gradually rise, rise, rise, rise, rise……
It was “stable” around 800 for the first quarter of 2009… Then “stable” around 1500 for the first quarter of 2010… Now “stable” around 4500 for the first quarter of 2011…”

Join any price speculations in here: Sb+ prices
For following Superbrie trends visually >>

Have you been in cryopreservation state lately?

Please do wake up and help this hunter out, he needs advice for catching the Demetastabilization Mouse!

source: Need advice for the Demetastabilization Mouse

Do the Mousehunt Quiz & don’t Cheat!

It’s 18 mousehunt related questions! Just 4 minutes! It is NOT a piece of cake! 
(I failed…) But you can do it!

Go to the The Mousehunt Quiz >>

source: How well do you know MOUSEHUNT??.

* Last but not Least: A Break for the Mibbler

Even though the cookies (at the bottom of the page) have always said explicitly: “No editor No Mibbler”, i am announcing a break due to Real Life Interference. Part of the interference is serious and has to do with health-issues and research coming up. Part has to do with me getting slowly ‘better’:  i am absolutely sure the Mibbler has played its positive part in that! I can recommend to anyone to take up the writing!

[Update on april 8th: my eyes still need a lot af adjusting & time and thus the break has to be continued for a bit. We are keeping track of developments in Mousehunt in the meantime and are very sorry to hear War is upon Gnawnia! :/
In the meantime i am slowly repairing the links in here (linking to the integrated-forums)… Goodluck & don’t forget to sound your Horn!!!]

As i shared this news with some friends-mousers, there has already sparked an idea of finding another format for sharing the news and sharing the interesting tidbits & “knowledgable facts”. So… while there is gonna be a break, we might come back with a vengence! Either it be a (less regular) Mibbler again or it may reappear in some other form.

Anybody interested in hearing about a re-appearance or a re-start in any form, can subscribe to the Mibbler’s fanpage >>.

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Mibbler – 21

Hello Mousehunt Heroes!

Shocking news this week, although the shocking bit is not really coming from Mousehunt. We knew some of it on beforehand, but maybe not all of us… Like about two weeks ago this developers news: Facebook is going to do away with all in-game discussion boards. And is not going to maintain the existing ones.
Since, at this point in that process our Faces have disappeared from all discussion boards on Facebook, we can no longer call this F…

And yes, the Discussion Boards are way harder to read without the profile pictures.

But anyhoo: The drumrolls for Halloween can be heard, very softly in the background of the disintegrating discussion boards….

* Sneak peak at Hitgrab’s workings

A party is being prepared! :) Halloween coming closer every day: Yes mousehunters, cheer and re-joy for what’s coming! The tricksy developers have given us a tiny sneak-peek into what they are preparing:

On the next day the devs let out another Sneak Peak, this time telling us what they are working on and that they are working hard! That’s no news, actually, the sneak peek bit is in the tail of the video, when they show us what Jacob thinks is the Cutest cheese ever!

Cute? Hmmm: a friend of mine wondered: will this cheese not get stuck between your teeth?

Watch the video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=439654221253

Or take a look at the cheese only: http://on.fb.me/cZajo2

:) Say cheese!

* Feedback Friday

And that’s not all – sneak peek wise! The devs promised us a further sneak peek inside the Halloween’s stuff during FBF…

But the FBF started off with the appearance of Bryan, somebody we hadn’t seen in a long time! He apparently had to show off his new hat that was send to him from this summer’s London Mousehunt Meet:

Not unimportant during the chatter before the peeking began, was the compliment Dave made to dev Mike: “Mike is the “smartest guy around”. Researching how to upgrade & organize scoreboard-data. Tournaments are going to utilize scoreboards in specific ways, so this is important! And yes, it demands a lot of research.”

But on with the sneak peek, cause that’s what we were all there for: Dave & Franco showed us a picture of the area where the Halloween party will be held. Then they showed us the trick or treat buttons and revealed a little on how they will work. We saw the candy corn cheese, and again the cutest cheese of all. We saw the Pumpkin Patch statusbar and we were told about the three different areas where we will be hunting, amongst which the Cornfield Maze…

See a sneak bit of the Halloween area for yourself: http://on.fb.me/9voVPI

Wanna read a full FBF-review? And see or read some more spoilers for yourself? Go here: http://on.fb.me/bpxfO8


==== Forum Features: What’s keeping hunters busy? ====

* Sludge & Dr. Mouser… huh? dr. Who?

The Radioactive Sludge event has come to an end after a long weekend, and Franco is very pleased with our results:

“Good news! The Digby Cleaning Crew has finished cleaning up the horrible mess caused in the laboratory, especially with the help of those hunters who stopped over to lend a hand! Hopefully the large cleaning bill Dr. Mouser received will serve as a reminder to double and maybe even triple check his work.”

Wait a tic, who is this Dr. Mouser? The community buzzed with questions about this strange man. Could there be something to come in the future from this madman? Is Dr. Mouser the cause of Larry and Ronza’s breakup? Up till date, no-one knows…

Source : http://tinyurl.com/dr-mouser

* How much sludge did you get?

Sludge was always hard to get somehow for me, and I wasn’t dissatisfied at all. I have been getting around 100 sludges. I have heard about huger and lesser amounts of lootdrops, it seems to have varied somewhat.

The stats guy Nathan, who had just a week earlier launched his new Log Summarizer & is building a new mh3-database, has whizzed (that’s the wizzkids verb yes? o.-) some results out of this new database for this weekend. He looked at with which trap setup did you get the most sludges or rb-pot drops. Which trap you used, but also which cheese you had on, made some difference indeed!

These numbers may come in handy if it ever happens again, and they are rather valid for the rb-potion drops throughout the year.

source: http://on.fb.me/bQepNG

Just to be sure you don’t miss that new Log Summarizer, you can find it here:

* Off-FB Mousehunt Forums, coming when?

Looks like a whine, smells like whine……yep it’s a whine.
But we are all wanting a fix, don’t we? Somebody called Kyle, seems to know more then we do:

Kyle N.: “The forums are already there. and relatively stable.. only one thing. they do not want the entire FB crowd to mass exodus to the other forums. so they are using me and all the other people that happen across the link to be the beta testers for the forums.Currently… its about the same as FB no profile picture that is… beyond that… it is MASSIVELY better. It will be released publicly soon enough.”

Aaaaah! It isn’t even difficult to find these ooff-FB Forums.
Remember the new Moushuntegame-link? http://www.mousehuntgame.com/ These to be tested (beta-) Forums were there all along!

But two Taverns to keep track of? Yikes, that may be just too much. I do hope the devs make a choice pretty fast on when to migrate!

* MHCC-news: Recordbook & upping the requirements once more

The MHCC has started a group mouse record book (spreadsheet), so take a look at the spreadsheet and see if you have a mouse record: http://bit.ly/aujISD

For calling in a winning number, goto MHCC-record-catches-thread: http://on.fb.me/bsQg7V

MHCC has announced they are raising their requirements on the number of mice you need to have caught 100 of, to get into the club. It will get raised from 60 to 70: you have until December the 1st to get 60 silver crowns and get in. After that, it’s gonna be 70. Nicely announced on beforehand: They reckon many will need the time as Halloween-activities might keep us all busy ^^

source: http://on.fb.me/cuwRAB


==== Rumors, Opinions … and Stories ====

* Spellbook Base versus the Magma base for collecting Fire Salt?

There have been some hunters who have doubts about the newest base in the game actually being the best for all situations. And it would not be new to the game if that is a sort of puzzle, and that ‘newest’ isn’t guaranteed to be ‘the best’.

Now would the Magma base still be best for collecting Fire Salt in the Jungle, or do we think the brand new & shiny SpellBook Base will do better? The answer is for now: two bases shouldn’t make that big of a difference. Magma probably wins slightly, but not by much. And if it does win, it’s due to the high luck. Then again, if the two bases really are that close, the freshness from SBB should be a big factor for the difficult-to-craft havartis.

The Jungle is gonna be Dreadful, what can one SpellBook Base do about that? JoD is still JoD. Like Jason Tolpin phrases: “Either way, if I walk out of there with 20% catch rate, and fire salt… I gotta think ‘phew’.”

A bit of new to me in the discussion-thread was this fact: that the FS drop-rate has been 100% ever since the release of MH V3. Another nice new piece of info is about the attraction rate of the Havartis: the attraction rate of havartis is around 99% right now, it was 80% before. You have a much smaller chance of getting a Sylvan these days.

source: http://on.fb.me/9aqJ5f

* Spellbook Base versus the Magma base for collecting Savoury Vegetables?

A very basic question in the boards on with what setup to get the most Veggies, gave a very basic answer: The answer for mh3 is: “2010/Magma is doing better than ZFM/Spell since the catch rates are already ridiculously high.”

When you dare dive into the spreadsheet mentioned in the thread, to sort out what setup you better use for other loot-drops, you might be busy for a while… Very worthwhile spreadsheet it is, though!

source: http://on.fb.me/czI8i2

* Spreadsheet- lovers come, dive in!

And find some guiding answers to your own Loot-Questions!!! And can i point out that from Nathan’s spreadsheet it seems best to use the Spellbook for collecting FireSalt in the Jungle! o.o (Hope i got that right and did not go cross-eyed at some point seeing all them numbers?!)

# disclaimer #
Of course, at the same time, these numbers do not keep my personal catches in Jungle to go best with the MSB on! :p
# end of disclaimer #

Nathan’s spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/mhdata3b

(Please click on the specified area’s on the bottom, to find the data you are interested in!)

* 2000 Eclipses in a years hunting: possible or not?

Have you ever wondered how long you had to be in that Gauntlet climbing the stairs to get even only 1?! Well, somebody wanted to get the record and hold it for a while and seriously wondered whether getting 2000, or maybe even 200 Eclipses would be possible in a year’s time. He was thinking he would get to page 1 of the scoreboard and gain a lot of gold in the process.

He he.. it took some crunching, and comparing, looking like this: “Extrapolate [existing estimated catchrates for Eclipses] out to 2000 eclipse mice and you get 248,000 pieces of cheese required in t1. To put that into perspective, Jen R. currently only has about 65,000 mice, and it’s taken her 2 and a half years to get there.”

I personally know somebody who has caught 10 Eclipses. And it took him 4 months. While others barely have 1 (or very frustrating: none at all) in the same amount of time.

The answer is: It’s just not possible.

source: http://on.fb.me/bhxGtc

* The Gauntlet revisited… or when to start converting with sb+

Tired of the Gauntlet and trying? Well, you are not the only one! But from a desperate thread on the hopelessness of climbing them stairs, a new bit of strategic information came. Gregory Montiel said: You don’t need 1000 T2 cheese, but you need some SB+ ^^ Gregory gave us this link to a statistical analysis to go check out on what level to start using sb+ for converting the potions.

Andrew H. has truly outdone himself here, with a complex mathematical algorithm to “explain” the odds of catching an eclipse in the gauntlet, and the results are fascinating. Of course, the obvious conclusion? SB+ makes things faster- we didn’t need a math degree to figure THAT out.
However, there is a lot of interesting information in there about which tier one should start converting on. Conventional wisdom holds that starting on tier 6, where the gold return is higher than the cost of SB+, makes the most sense. But the graphics show that converting Tier 5 pots and above with SB+ will let you break even across the entire run, on average.

And on top of that, as this chart shows, that will provide a dramatically different chance of getting your eclipse mouse! So, you might consider starting converting the potions with sb+ on level 5!

# disclaimer # Please mind there is no 100% chance of catching the Eclipse! Please read MIbbler no.3 for some insights on the Gauntlet from dev Jacob himself! # end of disclaimer #

The extended analysis can be found here: http://mhanalysis.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/monte-carlo-analysis-of-kings-gauntlet/

source: http://on.fb.me/cq1ORT

* Last but not Least: the Gnawnian Rhapsody

And many amongst you have surely sung it along already :)But its to good to leave it out! Go see the lyrics rewritten by Malcolm R. for yourself and please do hum along and don’t sit still while you read em!

source: http://on.fb.me/92WzBG

* Now since Pink hats don’t come alone…

Timing is all they say… :) Aurum S. must have waited a long long time to make this known: http://on.fb.me/d3tk0U

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Mibbler – 19

Hello mousehunters!

Truckloads of news this week, amongst which the update on the game last monday: since last monday the Raffle-systems is now fully operational. Which you have all noticed, i am having no doubt about that! What? You didn’t notice? You didn’t get any tickets to the Daily Raffle? At all?
Oh please do come to this MhHitM-thread to announce your willingness to experience the grand Raffle-tickets exchange: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=29224005666&topic=15875

But there is more, and without further ado, we jump right in:

* October is Newcomer Appreciation Month

MouseHunt is currently a featured application on the Facebook games dashboard. This means more novice hunters will be joining the community that may need a helping hand to understand the adventure that they’ve just embarked upon… The developers ask us all very nicely to give them a hand! Fr our convenience they have some suggestions as to ‘how’, you can find those in the news post:


* A day in the Life of a Mousehunter…

Next to that the developers need our help for making a splash screen poster fun thingumie that evolves around ‘A day in the Life of a Mousehunter’. They wanna hear from us how such a day looks, and preferable funny anecdotes or insights on how to Hunt while Real Life goes on…!
Wait a minute? Real Life goes on? What’s that all about? @.#

Clearly i am not suited for this… but if you’re interested in helping brainstorm, drop by this thread and post your ideas, suggestions or links to sketches:


* Frustrating Faults

As we all know nothing is perfect and even the most well planned situations can go wrong. Lately there have been rather a couple of glitches occurring throughout the game which the developers are aware of and in the process of getting fixed. These known bugs are:

# Crafting: There is a slight glitch in the crafting that if you have 0 amount of one of the items then the box will not open correctly. You will need to check your inventory and see what item you are missing.
# Cork boards: Some cork boards are being wiped occasionally – it can be restored by the support desk, go post your profile link the thread linked under this article.
# Kings and Masters: There is a glitch were the kings and Masters are showing in groups catch but not on the location catch.
# Rooks: Rooks are not always registering in the amp bar. They are registering in the system and it will not stop your progress.”

If you are having any of these issues please try not to panic. If you are having any other technical troubles, please remember to read through the ‘Community Support and Help Discussions’ board to see if anyone else is having the same problem before starting a new thread.

Here is the thread this information is taken from and where you can post your profile links if your cork board has been wiped:http://cut.gd/gk1N

* FBF: stapling the staplers staples

Feedback Friday took off with Giorgio being there and that generally means chaos ^^ He was stapling thin air and we got stuck at some point as the staples got stuck in the developers keyboard. Apart from this usual theatre, there were some highlights to report:

– Support is very busy at the moment. It may take some time to get back to you. Sorry bout that, but just so you know.
– Behind the scenes * huge disclaimer on the non-linearity of planning * Devs are working this month on gifting / gift of the day; price system (rebuilding it) + a then necessary try-out (!); new trap-components (are well on their way); and a fun Halloween-event.
– Do the Obvious Ambush and Blackstone Pass affect encounter-rates the same as the pinchers? Answer: No.
– Any more weekend/Monday events coming? Right now it has to be manually created >> needs better building = On the to do list.
– The Sandwich = just a collectible. Devs are still thinking up a fun way of getting it.
– The developers laid the groundwork for Tournaments and are ready to go on building Tournaments from there. Its a lotta work, so don’t expect anything soon, unless they find that Flash / Flex developer they are looking for. But they are working on it.
– And about that first Raffle draw (borderline experience for the game… ooo wobbly!): they sold 40.000 ballots in 5 minutes… No clue at the moment on how many Raffles are being sold.

Full out FBF review: http://bit.ly/daKYxZ


==== Forum Features: What’s keeping hunters busy? ====

* A Sandwich?

Ha! :) This caused some uproar on the boards early this week. Apparently new hunters, when finishing their training with Larry, became a Larry’s Sandwich. If you wanna know what’s that, go have a look:

The uproar was from higher level hunters, that feared they would go without one and even tried quitting Mousehunt and starting it again to try and get it. Oh we hunters do care about our game, don’t we ^^

* Battles and Scavenger hunts and self-organized Tourneys…

The Tournaments are still on the developers to do list luckily. In the mean time hunters are being creatively organizing battles and competitions and even Tournaments of their own to make the hunt extra-exciting:

# There was a Battle of the Groups that ran last weekend: there were 20 hunters per team who hunted for 4 hours, points were unknown but ranged from 1-20 points depending on difficulty and rarity of the mouse;
# The Mousehunt Century (MHCC) team that played in the Battle of the Groups had such a blast that we’re trying a 4 hour tourney for members this weekend;
# The MouseHunt Kitchen (MHK) did a Scavenger Hunt last Monday that turned out quit spectacular;
# The Ministry of Mice (MoM) naturally continues their many competitions for catching the most of a mouse. They had a ‘Monster Mash’ yesterday.

* Timerssss….

This is the latest link to the Mousehunt Timers all-in-one spreadsheet and it can now withstand many views at the same time, so re-bookmark this:


* THE Guide to Mousehunt: strategy page for Zugzwang’s Tower

The core news actually is that THE Guide is being updated again, although for now only for the new areas… i have not found evidence that the older areas are being adjusted yet. Check out new strategy page for Zugzwang’s Tower here:



==== Rumors, Opinions … and Stories ====

* Pillaging multiple pieces of bait?!

Did i miss something or is this pillaging of 3 or 4 and more cheeses by the mice truly new?!? Did the mice grow Pocketses? :? Oooh! And somebody lost 17 + 14 = 31 cheeses in two hunts! Ah, but that seemed to have do with the hunter using brie in Derr. From the reports it sure looks that hunters in Derr and the Seasonal Garden have been hit hardest.

source: http://goo.gl/4uP7 Pillaging multiple pieces of bait?!?! & …

* Gauntlet Discovery on Tier 5: Acronym possible!

MAK wrote – and we all know she doesn’t say such things lightly!: “I discovered I rather like using ACRONYM in Tier 5 rather than CoT.”
MAK experienced the same and even better catch-rates with the Acronym. As many of us still are trying to climb up the stairs of the Gauntlet, this is a rather useful experience… and is even better news to those that still not have the Clockapult of Time!


* OOO don’t we all miss the Pooflinger!

To answer our questions on stats and which trap or base will do better! But they have not yet come up to date with their information and technique. But the guy that used to help do the coding for the Furoma CRE, Log Summarizer, and Database had a baby and hasn’t been able to update it after longtail. Ofcourse we are very happy for him and his baby! :)

I was asking some of the other stat-loving-guys on the Forums whether they are thinking about starting something similar. Aaron M. said: “I’m always in contact with Paul H. and Nathan Y., ya. And there are some new people like Sam and Bill and Trevor that are always interested in predicting catch rates so we are all kind of an ad-hoc post-modern Pooflinger team but less organized but more productive and also more counter-productive!

This comes from the exchange in the thread about the following Question:

* Is the OAT better than ZFM against every technic mouse?

When solving that mystery, one can obviously check the effectiveness message when you equip different traps in tower. But the number-crunching guys do have something to say too, here Aaron’s words:

“No: ZFM stays moderate, while OA drops to challenging at 100% and difficult at 75%. This type of thing is why I’m taking so long to update my catch rate predictions. The way that the pincher, OA, and BSP bonuses interact with amplifier charge is very confusing!
Since the devs have been conflicting and vague in what they’ve said about that, and we just haven’t collected enough data yet to come up with a good model.”

The biggest problem with the catch rates is that they are skewed by the amp, and by luck and the Lucky Golden Shield, and by the rank-bonusus. Nevertheless, they do share their spreadsheets, for those who like to look into the details of these educated guesses. If you go look into these, please note that there are different sheets for the different amp-ranges:

Number-cruncher Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/cigAv0

Thread source: http://bit.ly/aSEhtf

* New & Improved Log Summarizer for MHv3

Furoma’s Log Summarizer has been broken for awhile, and Nathan Y. created a new one from scratch that improves upon it and adds a few more features. And:
– It’s blazing fast. 10K-hunt logs that used to take minutes to process in Furoma’s log summarizer now take 1 second to process.- It automatically works for new regions and mice that are released. No more waiting for a manual update the Log Summarizer!- All loot drops are now listed, instead of just a selected few- The change in Tower Amplifier % is calculated if you insert logs from the Seasonal Garden or Zugzwang’s Tower- It works offline
– You can click a checkbox to open up a “Debug” window that shows a lot more information about your hunts.- There’s also a GreaseMonkey script for Firefox users that automatically pulls the data from the Hunter’s Journal and inserts it into the Log Summarizer (based off Furoma’s MouseHuntizer). This script also auto-detects if there’s a new version available.

This new Log Summarizer is still in beta testing, so please give it a test run. Comments, suggestions, and ideas for improvement/features are welcome!

Log Summarizer: http://www.hsuke.com/mhunt/Log_Summarizer.html
Info: http://www.hsuke.com/mhunt/MH
Log AutoLoader GM script:http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/85230

Thread source: http://bit.ly/agsfxe

* A perspective to the joys of the Spell Book Base

I am including this perspective, found on the Forums, just so you all know whether to hurry and obsess to get that new base, to whine on not being able to yet, or whether to just keep going and not to worry… I mean we wont want another Pub-Fight to break out, like it did last night over the plusses and bonuses of the Limited Edition Magma base, now do we? ^^

Edwin T. asked aloud: “Where is the Spellbook Base actually more useful than Magma? I know that for very high power mice (boss mice such as SOJO, Dragon, Balack, Acolyte) the Spell Book base is better, and in ZT since Power is the main modifier there… but is there anywhere else I’d want to use Spell Book over my Magma?From the looks of the spreadsheets, I don’t see where I would use it? In the FG Magma is better, and in BC Magma is better for Liches. So after all of the hard work of ZT – where are the practical places to use the SBB?”

In one breath he answered his own question: “Off the top of my head, other than boss mice and ZT, I can only think of going after the Derr Big 3… maybe the Elub big 3 as well.”

source: http://bit.ly/94DOPj

For the Kung Fu fighters amongst us that never get bored from the fierce reoccurring ‘it’s not fair’-threads (i sure did dive in ;o), here is the Pub Fight over the Magma base: http://bit.ly/aNbi5H

* The Poor man’s SG and ZT Strategy

What if you can’t afford the SB+ usage costs it takes to climb the tower/do the garden cycle? The clear formulated strategy of Jp R. tells you to: “Mix it up, in the long run you’ll save time and money.” It comes down to only using sb+ for hunting the Rooks and the Queen.

The number crunching minds evaluate the Poor Man’s Strategy thus: “If we all spent the 160 hours of fall and winter in Derr, and then bought SB with the gold we made, and used brie in spring and summer to charge the amp, you could probably do one tower run per week and at least break even.”

source: http://goo.gl/bRJo

* Balack without Pygmies? o.- Yes, it can be done!

Our congratulations go out to Morgan Walters for his incredible feat of capturing Balack the Banished without ever having to hunt for a single Pigmy Swarm! He used vanilla beans collected entirely from dragon’s chests – 10 chests in total.

source: http://cut.gd/D1tg

* For all our Shelder-lovers: The Insane Turtle Man

The newest video of the drawings of Jacob Johnson – THE Moushunt artist – is an image done for a Sketchoholic.com contest back in april. The challenge was to draw an insane turtle man on the spot; we had less than an hour. This is what Jacob came up with:


* Last but not Least: So this is why we have to use fancy traps……

If there was an award for the worst Mousehunter ever, we sure knew who to give it to! Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/bN4ylt … ;)

source: http://cut.gd/hYtC


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Mibbler – 3

ok. We are going crazy. A 3rd Mibbler in the first week? Well, there’s some start-off-enthusiasm and i just couldnt withhold this on ye ^^ Plus: If i let it grow longer, it would have become too long for Facebook to digest! :p)

* Funbar-progress & MH Funbar Alert Test #1

Sometime on monday dev Joel Auge came to the Forum to post this: “If you get an alert from the funbar on your desktop – follow the link and post a reply. I’m just making sure the alerts work :) We are going to use this for special offers in the future – so make sure you install it. (The link is in the ticker on the top of the game).”

The thread is in the news section (MH Funbar Alert Test #1) but is not interesting at all. Just a dumb list of ‘i got it’s. So from monday on, the Ticker said: Download the New MH FunBar! Get a timer, sound the horn, and see your stats! Install and get 10 free SUPER|brie+!

We suppose the word ‘new’ is in there to indicate some fixes have been made. I asked around and it seems safe to go install it. Now what would that alert test be all about? New functionalities? Oooo suspense!

Download here: http://mousehunt.facebook.hitgrab.com/toolbar/download/

* Ticker news on Glitchpaws

From wednesday-ish on the Ticker said: “The population of Glitchpaw Mice is on the decline — Soon they’ll be gone! Catch ’em while you can hunters!”

I am now the proud owner of 48 Gp’s. Would be nice to get the extra 2 some of these days while tey wither. A tiny group of hunters who were trying to get to 100 Glitchpaw’s have been frantically searching for them ever since ^^

* The research on the inner workings of the Gauntlet goes on…

Amongst others, famous hunter Trevor Hastings has been researching the inner workings of the Gauntlet. Main questions keeping him busy were: – What is a reasonable amount of cheese to complete the Gauntlet? – Given that one has X superbrie, at what point during the Gauntlet does it behoove the player to use it?

And with his meticulous methods he was able to come up with a chart that tells you sortoff what to expect. By at first extrapolating the numbers based on his own hunts, he baffled many a hunter with the accuracy of his chart. Go have a look: http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6581/gauntletchart.jpg

I need to add a tiny disclaimer to this chart’s information: Never ever is hunting in Mousehunt the same for all hunters! Which will probably be even more true for the Gauntlet!
As Jacob has admitted like over a week ago: “The King’s Gauntlet is my doing. (…) That being said, the gauntlet is a place with a uniquely challenging challenge, it tests a hunters patience to an extreme level; this isn’t it’s main objective however. It is designed so that users from any point in the game who are between hunting grounds/bored with their current hunting location can jump over to the gauntlet and test their luck for a spell. It’s designed to be a bit of a lottery, you are not expected to win, but it is certainly possible. I do understand probability, and this states that for some hunters, they will just be unlucky enough to never be able to get the Eclipse, even with enduring terrible frustration. (…) I think unfortunately the Gauntlet was never a good place to hold the spotlight for too long since it does love to punish you, so I look forward to the opening of the next location which I promise will be a lot more up your alley.
My hope is that when the story gets back on track and the spotlight leaves the Gauntlet, hunters will be able to view the Gauntlet as what it is supposed to be; A side area that is really only for those willing to take the challenge.”

So far the Gauntlet according to dev Jacob, as was quoted in mhhitm db on the Gauntlet’s discussion thread page 8 (http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=29224005666#topic_top).

Soon Trevor is getting close to the factual 1000 T2 cheese-hunts and will update his spreadsheet & the chart after he has a full month of huntings recorded. Source: http://tinyurl.com/gauntletreport

* New Mojo record!

Yes! Some of us are busy ‘elsewhere’! :)
The new record holder has 477 Mojo’s and accidentally also holds the record for Sensei’s with 103 Sensei (wednesday’s count).

A huge race for more and higher is coming soon as the runner up-former record holder, is saving up and working on Rumble like mad ;) http://tinyurl.com/newmojorecord


= = = = = Opinions & Speculations = = = = =

* Cherry Rumours…

Does the Cherry Mouse or Cherry Cheese attracts Cherry potions? Or does it not? This so was my huge hope after having searched for many hours for that first Cherry potion, but i didnt get a new potion with the 15 cheeses i used.

We now have heard from a reliable source: “The Cherry mouse also drops Cherry Potions as well sometimes, thats how i got my second potion.” And this may very well be the source of the rumour.
There’s defenitely not enough hunts done yet, to get clarity on this ‘attraction’ of Cherry cheese for Cherry potions.

* Hunters note an Increase in Keeper’s mice (catches) in Cats

Many things seem to have changed in the infamous Cats: Lotsa more Keeper’s being reported – will the candle be more easy to obtain for new Legendarys?-, lotsa more coal seems to be dropping, and scrap only drops in Cats nowadays and not in FG.
We dont know if this is all intended. What we do know: the cap has been lifted on all items in inventory with the introduction of MHv3 (possibly explaining the feel of higher coal drops). Nowadays a hunter can own a 1000 ABT’s if it so pleases him/her. The cap was also meant to be lifted on the ships bp’s, but there was a rather huge popular demand to please put that cap back on. (I don’t understand that demand but alas.)

* How many mousehunters have “roughed” it through the game?

I know of one who has, oh no no: i know two! Nonono: i know 3! And courageously as well! Strong minded and never with a negative twist he keeps getting to the same levels as me! * praises and bowes to the roughing-it-hunter * But how many are there? And how do they get through? You wondering? I have seen many adoptee go without buying sb+ till Legendary. ‘s Not weird at all. You still wondering?

Now please open your eyes and go lookin at them heroes that go Rough in the game:
“Never donated and 72% Lord :)”.
“Made it all the way to the Top 100 without ever donating.”
“Lady 93%, I have been playing MH for 1 year and 4 months. ‘Roughing’ it so far ;p For me, it is the only fun way to play this game. Anybody can donate and buy tons of SB+ and get all the mouse quickly without trap strategy or patience. If I aim for speed, I won’t be playing MH at all.”
This is all from the thread “How many Mousehunters have truly “roughed” it through the game?” http://tinyurl.com/2wzyj55

Maybe its the being able to buy sb+ thats actually toxic :p I mean: it might get you hooked, get you depending on it and before you know you are an addict shouting out loud you cant see how anybody can go without! Maybe, just maybe, not being able to buy/donate sets your mind straight.
You just know where you stand and how long (long!) some of the mice will take. But you will get there, oh yes.

And for you MhHitM-er: do never despair as we do have sb+sales on this group like evey month or so!


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We tried to bake Madeleine’s this week, some have been very perfect – baked in Melinda’s new Madeleine-pan – some have gone all wrinkly and weird but they still taste nice :)

* puts the Madeleine’s out for whoever wants one *

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Mibbler – 2

– written by mousehunter Wesley D. –

Too much time on my hands and loving MHHitM group and group spirit, made me help Corinne a hand and create my own first ‘Mibbler’. Nothing happened since friday you say? But the forums where more active then they have been lately! And all thanks to the Devs and their fab new releases :) So plenty off stuff interesting enough to either recap or debate about!

* The new Ranks

For those new to mousehunt we have NEW ranks: You still start out as a novice. But instead of becoming an Apprentice, one becomes first a Recruit. After that, all is back to normal: becoming an Apprentice like it used to be. But before entering the possibilities of Journeyman, one must pass the rank of Initiate. Now you might think, why did he mention this? Well, because we all can’t help ourselves and we just help those newbies! ;) And you, as an authority on MH, don’t wan’t to look stupid when one says: “I’m a Recruit. What should I do next?” LOL

* Some mice-weakness changes since MH-v3

Harpy & Goblin are now member of the Forrest guild, making them weak to tactical traps. This is a good thing for all those without a Harpy: Catching one is still not easy, but it is now profitable, since using a tactical trap is THE overal trap to use in the Lagoon. (Unless you are hunting the Silth offcourse, then Hydro is the way to go! Yes, this has been fixed by Dave!)
Also, the Bat mouse has made a promotion, it became Shadow instead of Physical. Meaning your Clock works as good as a Chillbot! And maybe even better?!

* Still more changes and updates to come!

On the weekly Feedback Friday sessions there has been talk about a lot more of the awaiting plans and developments. We are gonna be withholding a bit on the speculative and unsure kinda promising remarks made on there. But the following news the devs seem rather confident about:

For those who can (barely) handle all the new content, the Devs have announced another +/- 30 new mice and new Hero location: Zugzwangs Tower. They’ve also mentioned the ‘hunting-mechanism’ in this Tower will be different from anything in the game right now. So fingers crossed. This might give us the new thrill of excitement we were all hoping for!

It is no longer a matter ‘if’ but -when- tournaments are being back implemented: the devs know we loved them! Although they may come back in a totally different form and be called a different name. Also this will still be lots and lots of work, we are talking months here.

There are those amongst us who dearly miss the 36-hour-logs. Sorry to bring you this news, but the Devs are still not sure if and how they are going to implement them back into the game.

* Some Camp-page details after last weeks update:

There is a ‘Friends online’ tab in your CAMP page: you can see where your friends are hunting (hover your mouse over the profile pic to see the name). Definitely a help to see where everyone is so if you’re not around to sound your horn, you can go where they are.In the same tab there is a “Call for backup” link that will post a message to your wall saying you need help sounding your horn in whatever area you’re currently hunting.

The next tab ‘Live Stream’ is not a chat, though many are treating it as if it is. If you post something there, it will appear on your wall as well (as a status update). IMPORTANT – if you don’t want to share it with everyone (as in EVERYONE) on Mousehunt, make sure the “Share with everyone watching this event” is not checked. This way, it will only share it with your friends, and not with absolutely everyone on Facebook.

Below your trap set up, in the right hand corner, there are two tiny blue links: Share and Save to FB Album. If you click share, it will post your setup to your wall. Save to FB album will save it as a picture in your photos in an album of it’s own. You can edit that album afterwards.

If you received a gift basket that didn’t give you a golden shield, do contact the devs. There were some starting problems there.


= Section 2: Opinions & Speculations =

* New mice a Challenge?

The Devs have blessed us with new mice. We can say they have frequently released new mice. But can we say blessed? And I must say, I personnaly love most of the artwork! :) But that is it. For example the King’s Gauntlet is time consuming, but a challenge? Hardly. When they first spoke of the Eclipse mouse I thought. Hey, maybe around September some select group of 50 people may have captured one of that elusive mice. But no, it appears that the only ‘challenge’ there is, is getting a tier 8 potion. And for high-ranked people, with the right traps, this is not that hard. Just time-consuming!

On the forums the question has been raised whether anyone has ever missed an Eclipse mouse: Anyone ever missed eclipse? The answer from the statistic-wizzes is for now: 95% catchrate, so it can indeed be missed!

* How to (nick)name a new piece of equipment?

The new base and its recipe have been found: The Molten Shrapnell Base. This weekend the forums have been buzzing with an interesting discussion: How should we call the newly discovered base? One hunter is desperate in his search for new admirers to follow him in calling it the ‘Motty’ base. While most people are going for MSB or just plain Molten. Even a poll has started, and there are some funny new suggestions for names in there as well, so here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/basenamepoll

Now this raises a few questions.. Doesn’t it? First: What does one give the right to say: This is how we should call it from now on? Secondly: Who gave them the authority to call it that?

I’d like this to be something we all can think about. If a recipe like this is discovered, I propose the finder of the recipe should get all the credit for it and gets to name it. Even if he names it: ‘poopoo and pipi-base’! I mean, after all the hard work he/she has done! That work paid off for all of the community! But what does that mean for other items released i a shop like a CoT or Gorgon trap. Who was first? Who gets the honour? And what makes most sence? Abbreviations? Should Gorgon be: the G-trap? LOL!

Will the Molten Base be the Best there is? :)

An interesting question has been raised on the forums: Is the new Molten better than the Magma base? Some say yes, some say no! Some say its more interesting than Magma combined with some traps like ABT or IM, but that’s it! We dont know for sure as there are far too few Molten Bases around to make a significant statement. It is rather remarkable that the ones that do have crafted the Molten Base do not at all have it equipped all the time ^^

* Whats your experience with Spotted or Cherry mouse?!

We are wondering whether the Spotted mouse can be caught with regular cheeses? And we are wondering how to get Cherry-cheese-potions. Please join us in the search for de-cyphering these new mice: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=29224005666&topic=15355


= Section 3: Credentials & Regulations =

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