Introduction and Overview to Mousehunt
[Jester: Best Introduction and Overview of the whole Mouse Hunt ever!.. Thanks to Tess Ofner!] Hello Mousehunters :o) For anyone wanting to figure out how this game works, I've written a basic summary of where you can travel, what you need to be able to travel, what mice drop what maps etc. Object of the game: buy cheese, bait traps (updated as you get more mice and gold), catch mice, make gold, travel to new areas as your experience level goes up, make friends and have fun! Oh, there are also a stack of groups you can join that give useful info and help out new players. Such as the NVMRC (non violent mousehunt removal charity), Mouse Hunters Guild, Adopt a Novice/Apprentice, The Sacred Order of the Mouseman, (NDBL) MouseHunt Newbie and Begging Deterrent League, Mouse Hunt Guide Group and many others, sorry guys I know there are others but can't think of all of them. Ok, so I've trawled the boards, got advice from others and played the game and put together this guide which will hopefully help out some new players. It is not a complete guide meaning there is a lot of other information out there that may be useful to you, I just tried to summarise the most of it to make it a little easier to navigate your way through. Hope its helpful :o). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You start off NOVICE and can only hunt in Gnawnia town and the meadow. It costs 50 gold to travel to the meadow but does not cost anything to travel to Gnawnia town. In Town you can access the Cheeseshoppe and the Trapsmith where you can stock up on all types of cheese (other than Radioactive Blue cheese), and upgrade your traps (traps require a certain point value so as your experience level goes up, you are able to buy better traps – click on Trapsmith to see how much each trap costs and to see what points are required for each). If traveling to other areas (i.e. Meadow, Harbour, Mountains, Lab or Mousoleum) you need to stock up on cheese as you cannot purchase cheese or traps there. In Town, you can also access the Marketplace where you can buy and sell maps and SB+. You may catch more than one map piece or key (which you can sell here), but you must have at least 2 of an item to sell it (i.e. you cannot sell a map piece if you only have one – you need it for yourself to access that area). Note: Beware of purchasing keys/maps that you will not be able to use until you reach a certain level. You then move up to APPRENTICE (hold the cursor over your status bar and it'll tell you what percentage you're at) and can hunt in the Harbour. It cost 1000 gold to travel to the Harbour. There you can catch more pirate, burglar and zombie mice (although you can also get them in Town). You can also catch Black Widow mice here that drop SuperBrie+ (SB+) and Radioactive Brie (RB). But… mice will also steal gold, cheese and points from you if you don't catch them. Then you move up to JOURNEYMAN and can hunt in the Mountains. It costs 4500 to travel to the mountains. There you need to catch the Ninja mouse that will drop a lab map piece (bear in mind that not every ninja has a map – this is the same for any loot dropping mice). You also have a better chance of catching Black Widow mice here though - I think. Once you've made MASTER, you will be allowed to travel to the Burroughs region where you can hunt in the lab, picking up radioactive blue cheese potions from various mice which turns 30 SB+ (no cost) or 5 regular Brie (at a cost of 300 p/p) into Radioactive Blue Cheese (you need this to hunt in the Mousoleum). It costs 19500 to travel to the lab. You will also need to get a key to Digby which will be dropped by a Dwarf mouse and a tattered cloth map to the Mousoleum which will be dropped by a Zombie mouse. In the lab, you won't get white, brown or grey mice, but you will catch both mutated white and mutated grey mice (worth 500 gold each – or there about). Mice here also drop lab research worth either 500, 750 or 1000 points. After a while you will make MASTER, you will then be allowed into Digby (assuming you've got a key). It does not cost anything to travel to Digby from any location. Once there, you can purchase a portal trap (at this stage either Ambrosial or Sinister) from the Digby Trapsmith (the portal traps, Forcefield trap and Drillbot are only available for purchase from the Digby Trapsmith) that will allow you to catch various ghostly mice in the Mousoleum - you may catch other mice the Mousoleum (bat mice, zombies etc), but not ghostly mice unless you have a portal trap. Some mice in Digby also drop Radioactive Blue cheese. Here you can catch various mice (but not ghostly mice or mutated mice) as well as Mole mice (Mole mice seem to be most active in the Meadow and both Towns). In Digby, you can access the Marketplace where you can buy and sell maps and SB+. You can also access the Digby Cheeseshoppe and Trapsmith. In the Cheeseshoppe you can only purchase cheddar for 20 gold p/p and refund for 10 gold p/p. In the Trapsmith you can buy portal traps (which you’ll need for the Mousoleum), the Drillbot and Deathbot (slightly cheaper than in Gnawnia shop) and the Forcefield trap as well as the stone base (more expensive than in Gnawnia). If you have picked up the tattered cloth and have a stock of Radioactive Blue cheese, you can now travel to the Mousoleum where you can catch ghostly mice that drop Brie Alchemy potions which turns Swiss cheese into Brie – at a cost, and Greater Brie Alchemy potions (dropped by the Vampire in the Mousoleum) which turn swiss (115pp to 16 pieces), marble (120pp to 12 pieces) & cheddar (125pp to 8 pieces) cheeses into Brie. It costs 5500 gold to travel to the Mousoleum. You can only bait your trap with Radioactive Blue cheese here (if you want to catch any mice that is lol). So you need to collect as many potions as you can from the lab and have lots of SB+ or regular Brie to convert before you travel here. These ghostly mice are worth a ton in points and cheese. They include the Vampire mice, Mummy mice, Ghost mice and the Ravenous Zombie mice. Be warned: the mice here are VERY hungry – you’ll get more red boxes than catches, but it seems to be worth it given the huge point and gold value of the mice you do catch. Stick it out and you’ll come out on top! At some stage you will make GRANDMASTER and then LEGENDARY and after that HERO (who knows what comes next – no ones made it that far yet lol) With the new update, it seems that at some stage you will also be able get a new potion which allows you to hunt every 5 minutes (not sure which mice will drop this or where, but I'd think that Mousoleum mice will drop this). Also there looks to be a new area for Grandmasters, perhaps with Mousoleum mice dropping a new map piece? SHORT SUMMARY: Start in Town and Meadow. Move to Harbour. Move to Mountains – catch Ninja with Lab map. Move to Lab – catch Dwarf with Digby key, Zombie with Tattered Cloth map and collect Radioactive blue cheese potions. Move to Digby – buy a portal trap. Move to Mousoleum and catch bigger and better mice!