Talk:Festive Comet

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Not sure on the type of mice - physical/tactical/hydro etc. There are no messages for anyone in this zone about trap being effective or not no matter what type of trap they use. Therefore, either all mice are physical, or trap type does not matter in this zone. Needs some investigation.

I think power types just came into effect. I'm using HVMT, and my log now says "very effective" for a Dwarf catch and "less effective" for a Hydra encounter. There was no trap effect with the Present Mouse (only seasonal one I've caught so far). —MearsMan talk 01:14, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Power Type: Special?

All the special event mice up to this point have had Physical power type. Now it's not possible to really verify because on individual mice there's no indication of power type. Still, it seems sort of odd to me to see this new "Special" power type. Anyone else? Can we perhaps ask the devs to comfirm the power types for these new mice? -- Camomiletea 14:25, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

To me, this seems like a guess as it's practically impossible to tell what power type they are from the All Mice page. However, I do know they're not of either Tactical or Forgotten mice.. That leaves Physical, Hydro, Shadow and Arcane power types to be tested for. Draobyek 14:55, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Actually... On a quick hunter jumping tour, I can tell they're not of Hydro either. Draobyek 14:56, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I would speculate that the "special" type has no strengths or weaknesses.

Could these mice simply be physical mice? Is there any evidence against it? (or for it, for that matter?). I think 'special' power type is just speculation. WyndStryke 15:26, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
I would say these should be put as physical. Special seems to imply there's unusual rules about it, and I would take that to mean that they are normal for every trap. But they're not normal when using Ice Maiden (I tried it), which makes them seem more like physical. Spinnercat 01:32, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for input, everyone! I've switched to Physical on this page, and will go through to make the change on individual pages. -- Camomiletea 02:36, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Mice Locations

Need some feedback on whether we should add the Festive Comet as a location to each of the Mice here, especially those that can be found elsewhere such as Abominable Snow, Bear etc. My thoughts is that it should be included since as per the event description, it is expected to be an annual event. However we can't be 100% sure they'll be introducing the same location every year, but considering all other events, they've remained pretty consistent (ie Halloween event). At the very least it should be included during the current event duration. Comments? -- Grexx 09:06, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

I dunno. It's 12 days out of 365. Not sure it's really worth having it there the remaining 353 days of the year when a simple glance at this page tells players exactly which mice are located here. I just don't see the EXTREMELY limited benefit of having the category as outweighing the potential confusion and clutter of having it there when the location is unavailable the overwhelming majority of the year (unlike Ronza's, which comes around regularly). --B.Rossow · talk 13:30, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
I have been adding the mice location for a reason. Information is key. It may be trite to simply state that these mice are available in the comet for future purposes, but right now, the comet is still going and it is important to share with people that they can catch things such as the Abominable Snow, etc. It won't clutter too much to put a sentence in as I have done with a few edits, I'm glad this issue came up though. -Mdavidof
It's fine to add it as a line of text. I misread Grexx's original query as whether to add it as a separate (new) category, which I think is overkill. Mentioning that they are (and soon "were") available at the Comet is fine and appropriate. Let's try to be consistent when so doing, however, and be sure to use the correct, full name of the event. I suggest adding this to the location info: "and the Festive Comet during The Great Winter Hunt '09 event."
I concur. I was struggling to edit this on chrome, is this a browser issue that is known? or my computer security is an issue? Anyways, they currently are there and will soon be "were there"... as long as the language follows your location info, it would be clear to a common reader that currently they can catch these mice and in the future, they will know that this event draws rare mice such as the ASM out, which helps inform them.
Dunno about Chrome, but make sure the URL you're using to edit starts with "" rather than "" (the old subdomain for this wiki). The latter will work for reading the wiki, but it's hit and miss for editing purposes -- most often it will give an error about loss of session data when trying to save your edit. --B.Rossow · talk 21:02, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
In my opinion, it should be treated similarly to Ronza's Travelling Shoppe. That location is not included on the individual mice pages, because it is not always available. I think it's fine to have that information for the duration of the event, but remove from the mice pages afterwards, since it won't be available anymore, and we can't be sure that Festive Comet will be the same next year. -- Camomiletea 22:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Maybe in the Trivia section? --B.Rossow · talk 00:32, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

'12 to be exact'....

Hi guys, was wondering if you could help me out here....

Larry's comments about catching all the different things may prove to be a benefit has got me a little muddled. He says that 'some of the resident mice have been seen to be carry things... 12 to be exact' (my apologizes if that's not verbatim). I only counted 9 mice that drop things. Then I had a thought, maybe he meant 12 items... that would work, except there's only 10 different items.

Have I missed something completely, or should I go back to counting on my fingers? :-P


I notice there are 12 items that you can give as gifts to others:
1, 2 & 3 are: Swiss, Brie & Gouda, which (I'm guessing) would simply join the recipient's stash of these baits.
4, 5, 6 & 7 are: Greeting Card, Mistletoe, Posing Mouse Action Figure & Christmas Coal, which may end up being useful(?)
8 is: Burroughs Laboratory Map Piece, which would (probably) just join the recipient's stash of Maps(?)
9 is: Slightly Smaller Gift, which can be opened to "become" a new item from this listing (except #1,#2,#3,#8(?))
10, 11 & 12 are: Candies, Icing Sugar & Plank of Gingerbread, which will likely be useful in crafting--PeterB 00:40, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
The devs also said in the ticker "As the Festive Comet slowly melts more of its mysteries will be revealed! Watch this ticker and news for announcements!" and in the Feedback Friday that as the comet melts the mice will find more stuff. So there are more things coming. It's more fun that way, that not everything is released right away (at least the devs think that!) Be patient. :) -- Camomiletea 17:31, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
The original 10 items plus 2 lots of blueprints = 12 items. Mystery solved :) BillSmith 23:02, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Gingerbread house plans

Reported on forum, unable to verify, but consistent with Dave's news report:

Tom Bromfield wrote17 minutes ago Gingerbread House Plans ( x1 ) Every successful architect needs blueprints, even those planning to use gingerbread for construction material! Building a home has never looked so easy!

Two gingerbread planks for the roof, four to make the walls and no gingerbread house would be complete without one more plank for a chimney!

All the planks are carefully glued together with five sugary packs of icing sugar and ten festive candies for decoration! WyndStryke 22:20, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

On 13-Dec I noticed on that Christmas Tree mouse was now dropping The Gingerbread House Plans. --Peter B 00:21, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Yup. It's noted elsewhere in the wiki but was not updated here. Thus is illustrated one of the problems with having info duplicated hither and yon.... --B.Rossow · talk 00:24, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Gingerbread House Suprise

From MH'er Tom Brofield's profile

1 Gingerbread House Plans.

Candies (10) Icing Sugar (5) Plank of Gingerbread (7)

Now confirmed multiple times.

Black Widow

Why the heck didn't BW get listed in the mice section? Blackzero 03:15, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Probably because none of the editors had seen one in this location. Did you? Link to a journal would be great. --B.Rossow · talk 03:24, 14 December 2009 (UTC) (had to post this in a hurry, sorry for bad formatting) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackzero (talkcontribs)
Coolio. Thanks for verifying that. :-) --B.Rossow · talk 04:18, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Mice table by event

Looking at the current state of the table of mice that can be found at this location, it's pretty confusing. Would be a better idea to separate them. There are two ways I can think of:

  • Split table using subsections, retain within Location article.
  • Split table, putting old events into their own sub articles which are linked from the most current mice table.

My personal preference would be creating sub articles to hold old event information. I can imagine the table or article bloating up with each passing year. -- Grexx 17:20, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Go with your gut. Merry Christmas! :-) B.Rossow · talk 18:41, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Hunting tips

Hunting tips by Larry have changed significantly this year. And even the write-up for the previous years doesn't really make sense as it is now. I think there needs to be a clearer distinction which is for which year (and the new tips need to be included obviously). -- camomiletea 05:24, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm adding copy of current hunting tips below -- camomiletea 05:29, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear, poor Calamity Carl chose a poor location to build his toy factory. The impact of the Festive Comet has completely decimated his once joyous workshop and scattered parts of broken toys across the entire Kingdom, which are now in the paws of enemy mice!

If Gnawnia is to have a successful celebration this Winter Hunt, we'll need the help of hunters to hunt down mice to find scattered toy parts and rebuild all the lost toys!

The festive mice that are holding onto the toy parts have become wise to the tricks of hunters from previous Winter Hunts. No longer do they come near traps baited with sweet gingerbread or carefully seasoned gouda, but do not lose hope! The secret to attracting Festive Mice lies at the comet itself -- Festive Feta Cheese!

The King's cleanup crew has already discovered a large deposit of Festive Feta and is handing out rations inside hunters' daily Loyalty Chests. Additionally, if you find yourself needing some more you can hunt at the Festive Comet and search for a few extra pieces.

Once you've obtained some Festive Feta, it's time to hunt for mice carrying toy parts! Head anywhere across the entire Kingdom and use Festive Feta to lure winter mice out from their hiding spots. Try hunting in different locations, and you'll no doubt find different toy parts depending on where you choose to hunt.

Once you've found toy parts, use the toy builder button to construct toys and have them immediately shipped to the castle where they'll be safe. To show the magnitude of your efforts, the King will award you a number of Toy Receipts depending on the difficulty of the toy you constructed. As a final reward for helping, you'll be able to claim the blueprints to a newly-designed festive-themed trap once you have obtained 500 Festive Toy Receipts.

Your mission will no doubt be a long one requiring patience, perseverance and plenty of hot cocoa. Saving this winter celebration now rests on your shoulders, brave hunter! Let the Great Winter Hunt begin!