Great Winter Hunt 2016

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Great Winter Hunt 2016
Region: Gnawnia
Minimum Rank: Recruit
Travel Requirement: None
Number of Mice: 59
Shops: Cartographer
Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Trapsmith
Lose Gold: No
Lose Points: No
Lose Cheese: Yes
Opening Date: 13 December 2016
Closing Date: 10 January 2017
Vacant Lot: 10 - 17 January 2017
A whole winter wonderland and workshop has arrived with this year's Festive Comet! The collision caused the workshop's warehouse to explode, spreading decorations, toys, skis and sleds all over!

Hop on Larry's Twin Temporal Turbine sleigh and help collect the missing items to get them all packaged back up and save the Great Winter Hunt celebration!


Vacant Lot

On 10 January the Great Winter Hunt 2016 closed, leaving the Vacant Lot behind.

Hunters could continue to make purchases at the Great Winter Hunt Shops, except the Cartographer. Rewards earned in flight could still be claimed through a small HUD over the Hunter's Journal.

Fireworks

On 11 January, Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks were added to the General Store where they could be purchased at the cost of 1 Festive New Year's Fireworks and 1,000 gold.

Vacant Lot Mice

The following mice could be found in the Vacant Lot:

Overview

During the Great Winter Hunt 2016 Hunters must collect gifts from various zones and wrap gift orders. Once they have wrapped 10 gift orders Hunters will be able to Take Flight and hunt the Great Winter Hunt Impostor. Rewards are given to Hunters as they cross certain distance markers while flying.

Beginning on 29 December, Hunters can collect Festive New Year's Fireworks in New Year's Party zones. Taking flight will automatically deploy these fireworks with each hunt. Accumulating Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks will unlock special items in the General Store.

Hunt with Standard Cheeses to collect Arctic Asiago. Hunt with Arctic Asiago or other Great Winter Hunt Cheese on the ground to attract mice that drop gifts, and in flight for the best chance of attracting the Great Winter Hunt Impostor.

HUD

The Heads-Up Display tracks the following items both on the ground and in flight:

  • On the left side, the inventory of these items is tracked:
  • On the right side:
  • Brake - Arms Festive Anchor Charms, reducing speed to 10 meters per hunt. Disabled during flight
  • Normal - Speed is 30 meters per hunt on the ground and 800 meters per hunt in flight
  • Boost - Consumes 1 Sleigh Nitro per hunt. Speed is 250 meters per hunt on the ground and 900 meters per hunt in flight
  • Turbo - Consumes 3 Sleigh Nitro per hunt. Speed is 500 meters per hunt on the ground and 1,000 meters per hunt in flight
  • Distance Flown - Shows the total distance traveled during all flights. Does not track distance traveled on the ground
  • Across the bottom, the inventory of these items is tracked:
and
The popup for this item will show the quantity of Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
  • ? - Selecting this opens a pop-up which reads:
All across Gnawnia, children have written the King with their holiday wishes!
The King has asked hunters to help fulfill their requests. Drive your sleigh across the ice and snow to gather special gift loot items and wrap them up for the good citizens of Gnawnia! Every time you wrap a gift, you'll power your sleigh with holiday cheer.
Once you have wrapped 10 gifts, your sleigh will be able take flight and earn festive rewards! The further you fly, the greater gifts you'll find.
Wrap gifts, spread joy and holiday cheer, and enjoy the winter wonderland during this Great Winter Hunt!
  • The pop-up shows the four rewards that can be earned and the distance required to earn them. Earned rewards can be claimed through the pop-up even while on the ground.

Clicking on the sleigh opens a pop-up which shows a minimum of 1,250 meters and a maximum of 1,750 meters of the Zones around the Hunter's location.

HUD - On the ground

  • Top: The current zone and distance remaining.
  • Middle: The Hunter's sleigh is shown, as well as 1,000 meters of the Zones around the Hunter's location. The current zone is highlighted.
  • Bottom: Open gift orders. Hunters will have 3 orders shown at a time. When an order can be wrapped, the wrap button will be highlighted.
  • Wrapping a gift order will increase the Gifts Wrapped counter by 1.
  • Wrapping the tenth gift order will allow the Hunter to take flight.
  • The open gift orders will be replaced by a notice that reads: Sleigh full! Time to... ...take flight!
  • Open orders are not lost but only hidden from view.
  • Bottom Right:
  • Gifts Wrapped counter that reads x/10. Wrapping gift orders advances the counter
  • Take Flight button: Highlighted when Hunters achieve 10 of 10 wrapped gift orders.
  • Selecting Take Flight will launch the Hunter's sleigh and allow the attraction of the Great Winter Hunt Impostor and earn rewards for passing specific distance markers.

HUD - In Flight

  • Top: Now exploring: Winter Wonderland - There are no zones while in flight.
  • Middle: The Hunter's sleigh is shown, as well as 1,000 meters of the Winter Wonderland around the Hunter's location.
  • Bottom: Rewards and the distance required to receive them. The distance will be replaced with a claim button once the reward is earned.
  • Bottom Right:
  • Hunts Remaining while in flight. Hunters start each flight with 20 hunts.
  • Capturing the Great Winter Hunt Impostor will reward 2 additional hunts without consuming a hunt
  • Capturing any other mouse will consume a hunt.
  • A Failure To Catch (FTC) will consume a hunt
  • A Failure to Attract (FTA) will have no effect on the hunt count.

Hunting On the Ground

While on the ground, Hunters can gather Arctic Asiago while hunting with Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+. Hunters can use Arctic Asiago or other Great Winter Hunt Cheese to attract mice that drop various gifts. Gifts are collected to fill orders. Wrapping 10 orders will allow the Hunter to take flight and encounter the Great Winter Hunt Impostor and earn various rewards.

Zones

Mice vary by zone when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheeses.
Arctic Asiago provides a nearly perfect attraction rate and is required for attracting certain mice.
Each zone provides a different gift type.
Zones are a minimum of 250 meters in length, with longer zones being a multiple of 250 meters. There does not appear to be an upper limit to a zone's length, but zones over 1,250 meters are very rare.
Brake: Using any charm with Anchor in its name will slow the Hunter's sleigh to 10 meters per hunt.
Normal: Hunters travel 30 meters per hunt.
Boost: Using 1 Sleigh Nitro will increase the speed of the Hunter's sleigh to 250 meters per hunt.
Turbo: Using 3 Sleigh Nitro will increase the speed of the Hunter's sleigh to 500 meters per hunt.

  • Winter Wasteland
Mice found here rarely drop toys, so this is a good location to arm Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+ and farm Arctic Asiago.
  • Decorative Oasis
Mice found here may drop the Simple Tree Ornament when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Tinsel Forest
Mice found here may drop the Simple Tree Ornament and Deluxe Tree Ornament when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Bunny Hills
Mice found here may drop the Simple Pair of Skis when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Frosty Mountains
Mice found here may drop the Simple Pair of Skis and Deluxe Riding Sled when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Toy Lot
Mice found here may drop the Simple Toy Top when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Toy Emporium
Mice found here may drop the Simple Toy Top and Deluxe Toy Block when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • Snowball Storm
Mice found here may drop Throwable Snowballs when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
  • New Year's Party
The New Year's Mouse and Party Head Mouse will drop Festive New Year's Fireworks when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese
Mice found here may drop the various Gifts when hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese

Collecting and Wrapping Gifts

As Hunters travel through the zones while hunting with Great Winter Hunt Cheese they will collect gifts.

Hunters will always have 3 orders open at a time, but never more than 2 orders requiring the same item.

Simple gift orders will require from 4 to 8 items to fill.
Deluxe gift orders will require from 3 to 4 items to fill.

Filling an order will advance the Gifts Wrapped counter and a new order will be randomly chosen to replace it. When 10 gift orders have been wrapped Hunters will be able to take flight. If Hunters choose not to take flight immediately, they can continue to hunt on the ground and collect gifts, but will be unable to fill any additional gift orders until they have taken flight and exhausted their hunts while in the air. Upon landing, Hunters will be returned to the same spot in the same zone and can resume collecting gifts and wrapping orders.

Taking Flight

Hunters must wrap 10 gift orders in order to be able to Take Flight

There is only a single zone called Winter Wonderland while in flight. Arctic Asiago provides the best attraction rate and the Great Winter Hunt Impostor is more difficult to attract when hunting with other Great Winter Hunt Cheese and exceptionally difficult to attract with Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+. It is strongly recommended that Hunters do not take flight with fewer than 30 pieces of Arctic Asiago to hunt with.

Number of Hunts

Hunters start each flight with 20 available hunts. Hunters are returned to the ground when their hunts reach zero.

  • Capturing the Great Winter Hunt Impostor will reward 2 additional hunts without consuming a hunt
  • Capturing any other mouse will consume a hunt.
  • A Failure To Catch (FTC) will consume a hunt
  • A Failure to Attract (FTA) will have no effect on the hunt count, provides no progress, and will not deploy any fireworks..

Speed and Distance

The base speed while in flight is 800 meters per hunt.

  • Brake - Disabled during flight
  • Normal - Speed is 800 meters per hunt
  • Boost - Consumes 1 Sleigh Nitro per hunt. Speed is 900 meters per hunt
  • Turbo - Consumes 3 Sleigh Nitro per hunt. Speed is 1,000 meters per hunt

Rewards

Hunters earn rewards as they reach various distance markers. These rewards must be claimed through the HUD, they are not automatically added to the Hunter's inventory.

Distances from each flight are added to the distances achieved on all previous flights. It will take multiple flights to receive all four available rewards.

Beginning at 130,000 meters Hunters will receive a Floating Reindeer Crate every 10,000 meters. These crates are automatically added to the Hunter's inventory. Each crate will have 2 Festive New Year's Fireworks attached, which are automatically added to the Hunter's inventory.

Fireworks

Hunters can collect Festive New Year's Fireworks in New Year's Party zones on the ground. Festive New Year's Fireworks are required to encounter the Frightened Flying Fireworks Mouse while in flight.

Hunting while in flight will deploy 1 Festive New Year's Fireworks per hunt, adding a Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks to the Hunter's inventory. Acquiring sufficient numbers of these deployed fireworks will unlock special items in the General Store.

Each Floating Reindeer Crate will have 2 Festive New Year's Fireworks attached, which will automatically be added to the Hunter's inventory.

When Hunters run out of Festive New Year's Fireworks they will be able to Land if they choose, but this will waste any remaining hunts available during the flight.

Great Winter Hunt Mice

These are the Event mice that may be encountered during the annual Great Winter Hunt.

Charm Use

  • Winter and Festive Charms
Using any charm with the word Winter or Festive in its name will attract the Snowflake Mouse
  • Anchor Charms
Using any charm with Anchor in its name will slow the Hunter's sleigh to 10 meters per hunt while hunting on the ground.
WARNING #1: The area-specific effects of these charms have no effect in the event location. The use of a Golden Anchor Charm, Spiked Anchor Charm, or Ultimate Anchor Charm is not recommended.
WARNING #2: It is possible to arm the anchor charms during Flight but they will not slow the progress of the sleigh.

Cheese Preference and Loot

  • Hunting on the ground
  • Hunting In Flight
Mouse
Points
Gold
Standard
Cheese

or
SUPER|brie+
Arctic
Asiago

or other
Great Winter Hunt
Cheese

Winter
Wasteland
Decorative
Oasis
Tinsel
Forest
Bunny
Hills
Frosty
Mountains
Toy
Lot
Toy
Emporium
Snowball
Storm
New Year's
Party
In
Flight
Loot
Abominable Snow
Avoids Arctic Asiago
1,750 1,750 X X X Ancient Relic
Black Diamond Racer 18,000 2,000 X X Deluxe Riding Sled
Simple Pair of Skis
Borean Commander 15,000 8,000 X X Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Builder 12,000 900 X X Throwable Snowball
Candy Cane 3,165 700 X X X Simple Tree Ornament
Christmas Tree 17,500 5,000 X X X Simple Tree Ornament
Confused Courier 900 400 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Destructoy 12,600 2,000 X X X Simple Toy Top
Diamond
Avoids Arctic Asiago
1,200 600 X X X
Double Black Diamond Racer 19,000 3,000 X X Deluxe Riding Sled
Simple Pair of Skis
Elf 9,920 8,090 X X X Winter Hunt Gift Boxes
Free Skiing 17,500 5,000 X X X Simple Pair of Skis
Frightened Flying Fireworks
Requires: Festive New Year's Fireworks
2,017 2,017 X X X 2017 Charm
Frigid Foreman 3,460 1,750 X X Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Gingerbread
In Flight:
Avoids Festive or Winter charms
when armed with most baits
1,250 750 X In Flight
Only
X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Winter Charm
Glacia Ice Fist 9,900 2,000 X X Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Gold
Avoids Arctic Asiago
600 1,200 X X X
Great Winter Hunt Impostor 50,000 10,000 X X X Festive Ultimate Luck Charm
Festive Ultimate Power Charm
King's Credit
Passing Parcel
Throwable Snowball
Greedy Al 2,500 750 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Hoarder 2,500 3,000 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Sleigh Nitro
Joy 9,920 8,090 X X X Festive Ultimate Luck Charm
Festive Ultimate Power Charm
Passing Parcel
Rainbow Luck Charm
Mad Elf 19,000 3,000 X X Deluxe Toy Block
Simple Toy Top
Miser 3,000 5,000 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Missile Toe
Requires Arctic Asiago
30,000 7,000 X X X Deluxe Tree Ornament
Festive Anchor Charm
Simple Tree Ornament
Sleigh Nitro
Mouse of Winter Future 10,000 5,000 X X X X Chrome Charm
Festive Anchor Charm
Throwable Snowball
Mouse of Winter Past 10,000 5,000 X X X X Chrome Charm
Festive Anchor Charm
Throwable Snowball
Mouse of Winter Present 10,000 5,000 X X X X Chrome Charm
Festive Anchor Charm
Throwable Snowball
New Year's 2,200 200 X X Deluxe Riding Sled
Deluxe Toy Block
Deluxe Tree Ornament
Festive New Year's Fireworks
King's Reserve Bubbleh
Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Nitro Racer
Requires Arctic Asiago
30,000 7,000 X X X Deluxe Riding Sled
Festive Anchor Charm
Simple Pair of Skis
Sleigh Nitro
Nutcracker 18,000 2,000 X X Deluxe Toy Block
Simple Toy Top
Ornament 18,000 2,000 X X Deluxe Tree Ornament
Simple Tree Ornament
Party Head 2,000 2,000 X X Festive New Year's Fireworks
Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Present 900 900 X In Flight
Only
X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Ultimate Attraction Charm
Winter Charm
Rainbow Racer 21,340 4,745 X X X Deluxe Riding Sled
Simple Pair of Skis
Reinbo 15,000 1,000 X X Throwable Snowball
Ribbon 5,000 900 X X X Simple Tree Ornament
Ridiculous Sweater 17,500 5,000 X X X Simple Toy Top
Scrooge 470 2,840 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Slay Ride 30,000 7,000 X X X Deluxe Toy Block
Festive Anchor Charm
Simple Toy Top
Sleigh Nitro
S.N.O.W. Golem 60,000 18,000 X X Throwable Snowball
Snow Boulder 7,000 900 X X Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Snow Fort 24,000 2,800 X X Throwable Snowball
Snow Scavenger 4,500 1,200 X X Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Snow Sorceress 16,000 3,000 X X Throwable Snowball
Snowball Hoarder 9,500 500 X X Throwable Snowball
Snowblower 6,775 200 X X Throwable Snowball
Snowflake
Requires Festive or Winter charms
5,000 3,000 X X X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Deluxe Riding Sled
Deluxe Toy Block
Deluxe Tree Ornament
Festive Anchor Charm
Flawless Orb
Scrap Metal
Simple Pair of Skis
Simple Toy Top
Simple Tree Ornament
Sleigh Nitro
Throwable Snowball
Snowglobe 12,600 2,000 X X X Simple Tree Ornament
Sporty Ski Instructor 12,600 2,000 X X X Simple Pair of Skis
Squeaker Claws 21,340 4,745 X X X Deluxe Toy Block
Simple Toy Top
Stocking 21,340 4,745 X X X Deluxe Tree Ornament
Simple Tree Ornament
Stuck Snowball
Requires Arctic Asiago
2,000
Increases by 500
with each catch
650
Increases by 350
with each catch
X X Throwable Snowball
Toboggan Technician 3,165 700 X X X Simple Pair of Skis
Toy 3,165 700 X X X Simple Toy Top
Toy Tinkerer 5,000 900 X X X Simple Toy Top
Triple Lutz 600 750 X X X X X X X X X X Arctic Asiago
Tundra Huntress 32,000 5,780 X X Throwable Snowball
Wreath Thief 19,000 3,000 X X Deluxe Tree Ornament
Simple Tree Ornament
Young Prodigy Racer 5,000 900 X X X Simple Pair of Skis

Activities

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete the Event Adventure Spread Joy Throughout the Land.

Collect gifts on your sleigh and wrap them for the citizens of Gnawnia. Take flight and spread joy and holiday cheer across the land!

This adventure takes place in: Great Winter Hunt 2016

Gather Gifts

Spread Holiday Cheer!

  • Wrap 10 gifts to prepare your sleigh for flight.

Take Flight and Defeat the Impostor!

  • Take flight
  • Catch the Impostor before he steals too much good cheer!
Location: Great Winter Hunt

Rewards:

Snowball Showdown

Collect Throwable Snowballs in Snowball Storm zones and use them to reveal shapes and earn prizes!

Shops

These are the shops found in the Great Winter Hunt.

Cartographer

Item
Cost
Refund
Requirement
Sealed Nice List 2 Ancient Relics N/A None
Sealed Naughty List 5 Ancient Relics N/A None

Charm Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Winter Charm 2 Arctic Asiago Cheese N/A
Festive Ultimate Power Charm 1 Advent Chocolate N/A
Festive Ultimate Luck Charm 1 Advent Chocolate N/A

Cheese Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Cheddar 10 10
Marble 50 50
Swiss 100 100
Brie 200 200
Gouda 600 600

General Store

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Requirement
(Not Spent)
Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks 1,000 gold
1 Festive New Year's Fireworks
N/A
Deluxe Tree Ornament 5 Simple Tree Ornament N/A
Deluxe Riding Sled 5 Simple Pair of Skis N/A
Deluxe Toy Block 5 Simple Toy Top N/A
Winter Hunt Theme 15,000 gold
3 Advent Chocolates
N/A
Snowball Journal Theme 15,000 gold
3 Advent Chocolates
N/A
Extreme Toboggan Journal Theme 15,000 gold
3 Advent Chocolates
N/A
Iceball Brawl Theme 15,000 gold
3 Advent Chocolates
N/A

Trapsmith

Item Cost
(Items Spent)
Requirements
(Items Not Spent)
2017 New Year's Base
Limited Edition
200,000 gold 50 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
Gingerbread Base 30,000 gold
1 Advent Chocolate
90,000 points to Equip
Candy Cane Base 90,000 gold
1 Advent Chocolate
110,000 points to Equip
New Year's Fireworks Trap
Limited Edition
Power Type: Physical
600,000 gold 100 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks

10,000,000 points to Equip
Intergalactic Positioning Chips
Limited Edition
900,000 gold 200 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
Gingerbread House Surprise
Power Type: Tactical
75,000 gold
2 Advent Chocolates
91,000 points to Equip
New Year's S.L.A.C. II Skin
For use with:
S.L.A.C. II
50,000 gold 25 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
New Year's Party Portal Skin
For use with:
Clockwork Portal Trap
30,000 gold 5 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
New Year's Dimensional Chest Skin
For use with:
Dimensional Chest Trap
50,000 gold 5 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
New Year's Endless Labyrinth Skin
For use with:
Endless Labyrinth Trap
60,000 gold 5 Deployed Festive New Year's Fireworks
Digby DecroBot Skin
For use with:
Digby DrillBot
2 Advent Chocolates N/A
Sinister Winter Wreath Portal
For use with:
Sinister Portal
2 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive ACRONYM Skin
For use with:
Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery
4 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Box Trap Skin
For use with:
Ancient Box Trap
4 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Un-Raged RhinoBot Skin
For use with:
Enraged RhinoBot
4 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Zugzwang's First Move Skin
For use with:
Zugzwang's First Move
5 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive S.L.A.C. II Skin
For use with:
S.L.A.C. II
5 Advent Chocolates N/A
Winter Steam Freezer Mk. III Skin
For use with:
Steam Laser Mk. III
5 Advent Chocolates N/A
Winter Helper's Perch
For use with:
Reaper's Perch
5 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Sandtail Sentinel Skin
For use with:
Sandtail Sentinel
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Snow Sphynx Skin
For use with:
Sphynx Wrath
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Winter Oasis Skin
For use with:
Oasis Water Node Trap
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Phantasmic Oasis Skin
For use with:
Phantasmic Oasis Trap
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Grand Wreath Arcanum Trap Skin
For use with:
Grand Arcanum Trap
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Droid Arch Santa Trap Skin
For use with:
Droid Archmagus Trap
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
Candy Cane Crossbow Trap Skin
For use with:
Interdimensional Crossbow Trap
10 Advent Chocolates N/A
Crystal Ice Tower Skin
For use with:
Crystal Tower
10 Advent Chocolates N/A
Infinite Winter Wreath Trap Skin
For use with:
Infinite Labyrinth Trap
8 Advent Chocolates N/A
School of Secret Santa Sharks Trap Skin
For use with:
School of Sharks
12 Advent Chocolates N/A
Festive Temporal Turbine Trap Skin
For use with:
Temporal Turbine
12 Advent Chocolates N/A