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** See [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap or Mouse DeathBot?]]
 
** See [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap or Mouse DeathBot?]]
 
* Is getting the Forcefield Trap or DeathBot worth it?
 
* Is getting the Forcefield Trap or DeathBot worth it?
** While many recommend skipping to save gold, as a Initiate you have plenty of time to get a return on your investment. It will also help you get potions in the lab in the future. So Yes it is worth it.
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** While many recommend skipping to save gold, as an Initiate you have plenty of time to get a return on your investment. It will also help you get potions in the lab in the future, so yes, it is worth it.
  
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Journeyman]] I wonder ==
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Journeyman]] I wonder ==
 
* Should I hunt in the [[Mountain]] or the [[Calm Clearing]]?
 
* Should I hunt in the [[Mountain]] or the [[Calm Clearing]]?
** You will earn more gold in the Calm Clearing, but the Mountains will open up different areas in the game.
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** You will want to hunt in both locations to open up different areas. If you sell the simple orbs that you collect, you will end up earning more gold in the Mountains.
 
* Is the [[Mountain]] or the [[Calm Clearing]] better for collecting [[Splintered Wood]]?
 
* Is the [[Mountain]] or the [[Calm Clearing]] better for collecting [[Splintered Wood]]?
** Recommendation is to use Brie Cheese to increase you attraction of the mice that drop wood. Hunters are more likely to encounter the [[Dwarf Mouse]] which drops Splintered Wood in the Mountains than the [[Treant Mouse]] which drops Splintered Wood in the Calm Clearing. The Treant is known to drop multiple pieces of wood - so hunt in the Calm Clearing.
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** Recommendation is to use Brie Cheese to increase attraction of the mice that drop wood. Hunters are more likely to encounter the [[Dwarf Mouse]] which drops Splintered Wood in the Mountains than the [[Treant Mouse]] which drops Splintered Wood in the Calm Clearing. The Treant is known to drop multiple pieces of wood - so hunt in the Calm Clearing.
 
* Should I buy the [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap]]?
 
* Should I buy the [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap]]?
 
** If you have the money before 50% journeyman, purchase the NVMRC Forcefield trap.
 
** If you have the money before 50% journeyman, purchase the NVMRC Forcefield trap.
 
* Which is better - the [[Explosive Base]] or the [[Dehydration Base]]?
 
* Which is better - the [[Explosive Base]] or the [[Dehydration Base]]?
** The answer is it depends on the trap you are pairing it with, the location that you are hunting in, and your hunting goals. The dehydration base has higher luck so it is better when paired with high luck traps or used in locations where you are okay with catching fewer mice but want higher loot drops.
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** Welcome to the ongoing discussion of [[Luck]] versus [[Power]]. Basically you want the best combination of a weapon and base to have the best chance to catch the most mice. The most important attribute is the type of weapon (physical, tactical, shadow, etc.) since arming the wrong type will be less effective. The good news is that when you first start out this is not an issue since all the traps available to you are physical and that is the type you need. The simple way to play the game is to take your most powerful weapon and put it with your most powerful base and that works fairly well.
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**Observant hunters will notice that they are able to catch a few more mice on average by using a lucky base, like the Dehydration base, in certain locations once they have a powerful enough trap. It also keeps your cheese fresh so you will not waste cheese and will result in more loot drops (a side effect of luck). In general you are better off in the long run with the Dehydration base than with the Explosive base.
  
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Master]] I wonder ==
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Master]] I wonder ==
 
* Should I hunt in the [[Laboratory]] or the [[Great Gnarled Tree]]?
 
* Should I hunt in the [[Laboratory]] or the [[Great Gnarled Tree]]?
** Currently, there is no special trap designed for the [[Lagoon]] so [[Gnarled Cheese Curd Potion]]s collected will be useless until much stronger traps are bought or crafted. The [[Laboratory]] on the other hand drops [[Radioactive Blue Cheese Curd Potion]]s which can be used in the [[Mousoleum]], which has traps that could work effectively in it.
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** Currently, there is no special trap designed for the [[Lagoon]] so [[Gnarled Potion]]s collected will be useless until much stronger traps are bought or crafted. The [[Laboratory]] on the other hand drops [[Radioactive Blue Cheese Curd Potion]]s which can be used in the [[Mousoleum]], which has traps that could work effectively in it.
 
* Where is the better place to earn gold - the [[Town of Digby]] or the [[Mousoleum]]?
 
* Where is the better place to earn gold - the [[Town of Digby]] or the [[Mousoleum]]?
** The lower cost of [[Swiss]] cheese that works well at earning gold in the Town of Digby compared to the cost of [[Radioactive Blue]] cheese, but Radioactive Blue cheese has a much higher attraction as well as the mice in the Mousoleum give a much higher reward. You will make more gold in Mousoleum, but you will have a lot of misses and red boxes.
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** The lower cost of [[Swiss]] cheese works well at earning gold in the Town of Digby compared to the cost of [[Radioactive Blue]] cheese, but Radioactive Blue cheese has a much higher attraction in the Mousoleum as well as the mice there giving a much higher reward. You will make more gold in Mousoleum but risk experiencing a lot of misses and red boxes.
 
* Is the [[Venus Mouse Trap]] worth it?
 
* Is the [[Venus Mouse Trap]] worth it?
** The Venus Mouse Trap is a lot cheaper than [[Zugzwang's Last Move]], but in the long run, Zugzwang's Last Move has a much higher catch rate and will be very worth the extra gold required. However the Venus Mouse Trap can be upgraded to a more powerful tactical trap - so is preferred over Zugzwang's Last Move.
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** The Venus Mouse Trap is cheaper than [[Zugzwang's Last Move]] but in the long run, Zugzwang's Last Move has a higher catch rate and will be worth the extra gold required; it can also be upgraded to [[Zugzwang's First Move]] at a later stage. However, the Venus Mouse Trap can be upgraded more readily (lower points requirement) so is preferred over Zugzwang's Last Move.
 
* Should I get the map to the next area from the [[Lycan Mouse|Lycan]] or the [[Mole Mouse|Mole]]?
 
* Should I get the map to the next area from the [[Lycan Mouse|Lycan]] or the [[Mole Mouse|Mole]]?
** You are more likely to catch the Mole Mouse in the [[Town of Digby]] using the [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap]] trap than the Lycan mouse in the [[Mousoleum]] with the [[Sinister Portal]]. But you will need to spend time in the Mousoleum to get gold and points anyways. If you are specifically looking for the map piece, go after the Mole Mouse in the Town of Digby, otherwise, you will most likely get the map from hunting in the Mousoleum before you reach Grandmaster.
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** You are more likely to catch the Mole Mouse in the [[Town of Digby]] using the [[NVMRC Forcefield Trap]] trap than the Lycan mouse in the [[Mousoleum]] with the [[Sinister Portal]]. But you will need to spend time in the Mousoleum to get gold and points anyway. If you are specifically looking for the map piece, go after the Mole Mouse in the Town of Digby, otherwise, you will most likely get the map from hunting in the Mousoleum before you reach Grandmaster.
 
* What is the best setup for collecting RB potions?
 
* What is the best setup for collecting RB potions?
 
** [http://furoma.com/analytics/laboratory/#goals_potions Collecting Radioactive Blue Cheese Potions]
 
** [http://furoma.com/analytics/laboratory/#goals_potions Collecting Radioactive Blue Cheese Potions]
 
* What is the best setup for collecting Gnarled Cheese Potions?
 
* What is the best setup for collecting Gnarled Cheese Potions?
** 2010 Blastoff trap/Magma/Brie.
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** Mutated Venus Mouse Trap/Explosive/Brie. Limited Edition setup is 2010 Blastoff or Rewer's Riposte/Magma/Brie.
* Should I use Brie or SuperBrie to make Gnarled cheese?
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* Should I use Brie or SUPER|brie+ to make Gnarled cheese?
 
** Brie - [http://bit.ly/7jIaXN Google Spreadsheet]
 
** Brie - [http://bit.ly/7jIaXN Google Spreadsheet]
* What is the best setup for Wicked Gnarled Cheese Potions?
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* What is the best setup for Wicked Gnarly Cheese Potions?
** 2010 Blastoff Trap on Candy Cane Base - the Gnarled Potions are so hard to come by you want to keep your Gnarled cheese fresh - and the Curious Chemist mouse is not hard to catch.
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** Mutated Venus Mouse Trap with Dehydration Base. Limited Edition setup is 2010 Blastoff or Rewer's Riposte on Candy Cane Base - the Gnarled Potions are hard to come by so you want to keep your bait fresh, and the Curious Chemist mouse is not hard to catch.
  
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Grandmaster]] I wonder ==
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Grandmaster]] I wonder ==
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** Excluding limited edition traps and bases the Digby DrillBot with Explosive Base and Brie cheese should have a good return on potions.  
 
** Excluding limited edition traps and bases the Digby DrillBot with Explosive Base and Brie cheese should have a good return on potions.  
 
* Should I buy the [[Venus Mouse Trap]] or [[Zugzwang's Last Move]]?
 
* Should I buy the [[Venus Mouse Trap]] or [[Zugzwang's Last Move]]?
** While the Zugzwang's Last Move is a better tactical trap than the Venus Mouse Trap, the Venus mouse trap has several advantages. First it is less expensive. Second it can be upgraded to the [[Mutated Venus Mouse Trap]] which in turn can be upgrade to the most powerful tactical trap - the [[Horrific Venus Mouse Trap]].
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** While the [[Zugzwang's Last Move]] is a better tactical trap than the [[Venus Mouse Trap]], the [[Venus Mouse Trap]] has several advantages: it is less expensive, and it can be upgraded to the [[Mutated Venus Mouse Trap]] for use in [[Furoma]], and later upgraded to a more powerful tactical trap - the [[Horrific Venus Mouse Trap]]  - for use in the [[Nerg Plains]]. Upon reaching [[Lord]] rank, [[Zugzwang's Last Move]] can also be upgraded to the even more powerful tactical trap - [[Zugzwang's First Move]] - for use in [[Zugzwang's Tower]].
 
* What is the best way to catch the Assassin mouse?
 
* What is the best way to catch the Assassin mouse?
** The Giant Speakers / Wooden Base with Target / Brie Cheese in the Training grounds. Without limited edition traps the Mutated Venus Mouse Trap / Wooden Base with Target / Brie cheese in the Training grounds is best.  
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** The Giant Speakers / Wooden Base with Target / Brie Cheese in the [[Dojo]]. Without limited edition traps the Mutated Venus Mouse Trap / Wooden Base with Target / Brie cheese in the Dojo is best.  
 
* What is the best way to get the [[Ambush Trap Blueprints]]?
 
* What is the best way to get the [[Ambush Trap Blueprints]]?
** Hunting with [[Brie]] cheese you are more likely to encounter the [[Hapless Mouse]] which drops the blueprints in the [[Pinnacle Chamber]] than the [[Assassin Mouse]] which drops the blueprints in the [[Training Grounds]].
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** Hunting with [[Brie]] cheese you are more likely to encounter the [[Hapless Mouse]] which drops the blueprints in the [[Pinnacle Chamber]] than the [[Assassin Mouse]] which drops the blueprints in the [[Dojo]].
 
* Where is the best place to hunt for the Worker mouse?
 
* Where is the best place to hunt for the Worker mouse?
** The [[Training Grounds]] is better than the [[Dojo]]. Remember to user Super Brie cheese to attract this elusive mouse.
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** The [[Training Grounds]] is better than the [[Dojo]]. Remember to user Super Brie cheese to attract this elusive mouse (it can also be attracted, to a lesser extent, with Maki in the Dojo).
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* Should I get my [[Onyx Gorgonzola]] by crafting or by poking [[Unstable Curd|unstable curds]]?
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** While crafting is a sure thing, it is more profitable to poke unstable curds.
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* Should I craft the [[Onyx Mallet]], hunt for the [[Nugget]] mouse to collect [[Digby DrillBot Parts]], or purchase the [[Digby DrillBot]]?
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** While the Onyx Mallet has more power than the Digby DrillBot, the recommendation is to get the Digby DrillBot since it can be later upgraded to [[RhinoBot]]. The Nugget mouse is rare so the recommendation is to purchase the Digby DrillBot at the [[Town of Digby]].
  
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Legendary]] I wonder ==
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Legendary]] I wonder ==
 
* Should I craft [[Obelisk of Incineration]] or stick with [[Obelisk of Slumber]]?
 
* Should I craft [[Obelisk of Incineration]] or stick with [[Obelisk of Slumber]]?
** The Obelisk of Incineration's has higher power and 1 more luck than Obelisk of Slumber, but it has an extremely stale effect, while Obelisk of Slumber has higher attraction as well as an extremely fresh effect. Since the two traps have similar performance, it will take a hunter longer to get their return on investment to earn back the cost of crafting the Obelisk of Incineration which includes 45,000 gold plus the time to collect rare loot such as coal, and scrap metal. Hunters may want to save up for crafting the [[Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery]] instead.
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** The Obelisk of Incineration has higher power and 1 more luck than Obelisk of Slumber, but it has an extremely stale effect, while Obelisk of Slumber has higher attraction as well as an extremely fresh effect. Since the two traps have similar performance, it will take a hunter longer to get their return on investment to earn back the cost of crafting the Obelisk of Incineration which includes 45,000 gold plus the time to collect rare loot such as coal, and scrap metal. Hunters may want to save up for crafting the [[Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery]] instead.
 
*** See [[Trap Setup Options for the Catacombs]]  
 
*** See [[Trap Setup Options for the Catacombs]]  
* Is [[Ancient (cheese)|Ancient]] cheese worth it in the [[Catacombs]] ?
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* Is [[Ancient (cheese)|Ancient]] cheese worth it in the [[Catacombs]]?
** [[Radioactive Blue]] cheese is more profitable, however Ancient cheese still brings in a small profit and is more useful for collecting [[Scrap Metal]].
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** [[Radioactive Blue]] cheese is more profitable, however Ancient cheese still brings in a small profit (more so if crafted rather than brewed from potions) and is more useful for collecting [[Scrap Metal]].
 
* What is the best location to hunt for [[Scrap Metal]]?
 
* What is the best location to hunt for [[Scrap Metal]]?
** Hunters using Ancient cheese are more likely to encounter the [[Scavenger]] and [[Terror Knight]] mice in the Catacombs. Hunters may also try their luck in the [[Forbidden Grove]]. [[Hydra]]s in the [[Lagoon]] may drop up to 8 Scrap Metal at a time, but they are rarer, more difficult to catch, and may drop other type of loot. So hunt in the Catacombs with Ancient cheese.  
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** Hunters using Ancient cheese are more likely to encounter the [[Scavenger]] and [[Terror Knight]] mice in the Catacombs. Hunters may also try their luck in the [[Forbidden Grove]]. [[Hydra]]s in the [[Lagoon]] may drop up to 8 Scrap Metal at a time, but they are rarer, more difficult to catch, and may drop other types of loot. The general strategy is to hunt in the Catacombs with Ancient cheese.  
 
* Why can't I travel to the [[Forbidden Grove]] / [[Acolyte Realm]]?
 
* Why can't I travel to the [[Forbidden Grove]] / [[Acolyte Realm]]?
** The Forbidden Grove periodically closes, and no one can travel to it during that time. It is not possible to travel directly to Acolyte Realm; rather hunters need to be in the Forbidden Grove and will be automatically transported into Acolyte Realm, when the Forbidden Grove closes.
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** The Forbidden Grove periodically closes and no one can travel to it during that time. It is not possible to travel directly to the Acolyte Realm; hunters need to be in the Forbidden Grove and will be automatically transported into the Acolyte Realm on catching a [[Realm Ripper]] mouse when the Forbidden Grove closes.
 
* Can I catch an [[Acolyte Mouse]] with the [[Arcane Capturing Rod of Never Yielding Mystery]]?
 
* Can I catch an [[Acolyte Mouse]] with the [[Arcane Capturing Rod of Never Yielding Mystery]]?
 
** It is possible, but not likely. ACRONYM is effective against all the other mice in the Acolyte Realm, but is less effective against Acolyte.
 
** It is possible, but not likely. ACRONYM is effective against all the other mice in the Acolyte Realm, but is less effective against Acolyte.
 
* What is the best setup for [http://furoma.com/analytics/laboratory/#goals_potions collecting Radioactive Blue potions]?
 
* What is the best setup for [http://furoma.com/analytics/laboratory/#goals_potions collecting Radioactive Blue potions]?
** Use Swiss cheese if below Legendary.
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** Use Swiss cheese if below Legendary, Brie if above.
 
* What is the best way to catch the [[Hydra Mouse]]?
 
* What is the best way to catch the [[Hydra Mouse]]?
** Excluding limited edition traps - [[Digby DrillBot]] / [[Explosive Base]] / Gnalred Cheese will catch the most Hydra mice - but you may want to go with Digby DrillBot / [[Dehydration Base]] / Gnarled Cheese for the extra luck in getting the [[Ship Blueprints]].
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** Excluding limited edition traps - [[Digby DrillBot]] / [[Explosive Base]] / Gnarled Cheese will catch the most Hydra mice - but you may want to go with Digby DrillBot / [[Dehydration Base]] / Gnarled Cheese for the extra luck in getting the [[Ship Blueprints]].
 
* Is it better to hunt for the Ship Blueprints or to buy them?
 
* Is it better to hunt for the Ship Blueprints or to buy them?
 
** While it may be faster to buy the Ship Blueprints - you would end up missing the enjoyment of hunting in the [[Lagoon]]. Don't be in such a hurry - hunt for the Ship Blueprints.
 
** While it may be faster to buy the Ship Blueprints - you would end up missing the enjoyment of hunting in the [[Lagoon]]. Don't be in such a hurry - hunt for the Ship Blueprints.
 
* What is the best setup for [[Nerg Plains]]?
 
* What is the best setup for [[Nerg Plains]]?
** Your best tactical trap and luckiest base. Excluding limited edition traps your best bet would be the Horrific Venus Mouse Trap with Tribal (or Aqua if you can't afford the Tribal base) and Gouda cheese.
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** Your best tactical trap and luckiest base. Excluding limited edition traps your best bet would be the Horrific Venus Mouse Trap with Tribal (or Aqua if you can't afford the Tribal base) and Gouda cheese. Hunters yet to obtain the [[Thorned Vine]] can use [[Ambush]].
 
* What is the best setup for [[Elub Shore]]?
 
* What is the best setup for [[Elub Shore]]?
** Your best hydro trap and luckiest base.  
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** Your best hydro trap and luckiest base.
 
* What is the best setup for [[Derr Dunes]]?
 
* What is the best setup for [[Derr Dunes]]?
** Your best physical trap and luckiest base. Use Brie cheese for profit, and Gouda for Seeds and Points. See [http://furoma.com/analytics/derr-dunes/ Mousehunt Analytics]
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** Your best physical trap and luckiest base. Use Brie cheese for profit, and Gouda for Delicious Stones and Points. See [http://furoma.com/analytics/derr-dunes/ Mousehunt Analytics]
  
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Knight]] I wonder ==
 
== As a [[Hunter's Title | Knight]] I wonder ==
 
* What Trap should I be using in [[Balack's Cove]]?
 
* What Trap should I be using in [[Balack's Cove]]?
** The [[Ancient Box Trap]] when hunting for Balack. The [[Clockapult of Time]] is the weakest, but if you get washed back to the Jungle of Dread it will take over the best there. The [[Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery|ACRONYM]] and Ancient Box Trap are very close and the best [[Trap Setup Options for Balack's Cove|setup option]] depends on what base you are using.
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** The [[Ancient Box Trap]] when hunting for Balack. The [[Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery|ACRONYM]] and Ancient Box Trap are very close and the best [[Trap Setup Options for Balack's Cove|setup option]] depends on what base you are using. [[Shadow]] weapons are listed as 'Very Effective' and have an advantage if there is a risk of the hunter being washed out to the [[Jungle of Dread]] by the high tide, however hunters generally favor [[Arcane]] or [[Forgotten]] power types.
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* Is there a difference between hunting him at low tide and hunting him at mid tide?
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** The nice thing about low tide is that it lasts longer and you can get in more attempts to attract and catch Balack. Mid tide is an ideal time to hunt for Balack since the attraction rate is higher not only for Balack but also for the Liches which drop the loot you need to craft the Vengeful Vanilla Stilton needed to attract Balack. Good luck on this tough mouse.
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== As a [[Hunter's Title | Lord/Lady]] I wonder ==
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* Is it worth buying the [[Mystic Pawn Pincher]] and [[Technic Pawn Pincher]]?
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** Yes, with these traps you can focus your efforts on catching either the [[Mystic Pawn]] or the [[Technic Pawn]] while lowering the odds of catching the other. This will keep your [[Tower Amplifier]] higher than it would be when catching both mice, enabling you to progress through [[Zugzwang's Tower]] more easily. A good strategy might be to pair these weapons with the [[Wooden Base with Target]] if using [[Gouda]] cheese or with the [[Wooden Base]] if using {{SB}}.
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== As a [[Hunter's Title | Baron/Baroness]] I wonder ==
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* If you leave the [[Fiery Warpath]] during one of the waves, does it reset all the way back to wave one?
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** Traveling out of the Fiery Warpath will not affect a Hunter's current progress or streak.
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* What length of streaks should I target in the Fiery Warpath?
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** Six since the attraction rate of [[Gargantua]] mice increases rapidly as your streak goes over six.
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* Should I get the [[Reaper's Perch]] before hunting in the [[Living Garden]]?
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** The Reaper's Perch is a significant upgrade from the [[Clockapult of Time]] and is recommended.
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* What order should I craft the weapons and bases in the [[Living Garden]]?
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** The largest number of hunts in the Living Garden will be areas that need a Hydro weapon. It is recommended to get the [[Phantasmic Oasis Trap]] or [[Rune Shark]] or [[School of Sharks]] before [[Clockwork Portal Trap]] and [[Grand Arcanum Trap]].
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** Getting the [[Clockwork Portal Trap]] and [[Grand Arcanum Trap]] first to help with getting the [[Rift Base]].
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* How many [[Dewthief Camembert]] cheese do I need to get an Icuri Essence?
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** The answer depends on how often if ever you use {{SB}} to craft cheese. You may want to do multiple runs with small batches of 100 - 200 Dewthief Camembert cheese at a time to avoid extra hunts with a lower powered weapon.
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* How many [[Grub Salt Charm]]s should I use for [[King Grub]]?
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** With [[Clockwork Portal]] salt to 16 and with [[Reaper's Perch]] salt to 21 to get the most net [[Cynd]] Essences. If using [[Super Salt Charm]]s then salt to 18 with Clockwork Portal and 22 with Reaper's Perch.
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* How much salt should I use for [[King Scarab]]?
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** This mouse is so tough it is recommended that you don't go for it with the Clockwork Portal and 50 salt.
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== As a [[Hunter's Title | Duke/Duchess]] I wonder ==
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* Should I craft the [[Focused Crystal Laser]] or [[Multi-Crystal Laser]] trap first?
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** The Focused Crystal Laser works better in the red zone, and the Multi-Crystal works better in the green zone and in the Whisker Woods Rift. So get the Focused Crystal Laser if you want to collect [[Rift Circuitry]] in the red zone, or get the Multi- Crystal if you want to go for the [[Fissure Base]] first.
  
 
== At any level I wonder==
 
== At any level I wonder==
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** Rankings are available on the [[Scoreboard]]
 
** Rankings are available on the [[Scoreboard]]
 
* Who is [[Ronza]], why do I care, and when is she coming back?
 
* Who is [[Ronza]], why do I care, and when is she coming back?
** Not much is known about Ronza. She sell exotic goods that are only available from her for limited times. No one knows when she will come though rumors are that she comes back on special occasions. Her arrival will be announced in the [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/news.php news] and she will show up on through the [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/travel.php Travel] button.
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** Not much is known about Ronza. She sells exotic goods that are generally only available for a limited time. No one knows when she will come though rumors are that she comes back on special occasions. Her arrival will be announced in the [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/news.php news] and her Traveling Shoppe appears under the [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/travel.php Travel] button.
  
 
== Helpful links ==
 
== Helpful links ==
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* [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/news.php News] The source for the latest news
 
* [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/news.php News] The source for the latest news
 
* [[Location Quick Reference]]: See at a glance, what is it hunters might need to buy or what to do at a particular location
 
* [[Location Quick Reference]]: See at a glance, what is it hunters might need to buy or what to do at a particular location
* [http://mousehunt.thetoxiczone.com/the_guide.html The MouseHunt Guide] Comprehensive walkthrough
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* [http://www.mousehuntguide.com/mh-index.php Spheniscine's MouseHunt Walkthrough]
* [http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?xid=mousehunt_tavern&app_id=10337532241&c_url=http%253A%252F%252Fapps.facebook.com%252Fmousehunt%252Fboards.php&r_url=http%253A%252F%252Fapps.facebook.com%252Fmousehunt%252Fboards.php&sig=0e6fc603c9144e75c5c833fb6fb86638&topic=23473 Tess's MouseHunt Guide]
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* [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/forum/?hgref=forumnav Forums] Ask your questions here
* [http://mhguide.blogspot.com/ Concise MouseHunt Guide]
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* [http://https://www.facebook.com/groups/276099592496876/ Adopt a Novice/Apprentice MouseHunter]
* [http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/boards.php Forums] Ask your questions here
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* haoala's [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14589881/cre.html CR Calculator] - based on Catch Rate Estimates
* [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20120423197 Adopt a Novice/Apprentice MouseHunter]
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* MouseHunt Analytics [http://furoma.com/catch_rates_estimates.html Catch Rate Estimates]  
* [http://mousehunt.thetoxiczone.com/catch_rates_estimates.html MouseHunt Catch Rate Estimates]
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* MouseHunt Analytics [http://http://furoma.com/travel_planner.php Travel Planner]
* [http://mousehunt.thetoxiczone.com/mousehunt_travel_planner.html MouseHunt Travel Planner]
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* [http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AgwZBGsNpjM_dGFOUzBIb1MwMjJ4VWtwOFhUd2llRGc#gid=4 collection of MH3 data and links]
* [http://seventreeweb.com/mousehunt/ MouseHunt Finance] Get a handle on the SUPER Brie+ situation
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* [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37666182964 The MouseHunt Kitchen] Source for new crafting recipes
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* [http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AgwZBGsNpjM_dGFOUzBIb1MwMjJ4VWtwOFhUd2llRGc#gid=4 collection of MH3 data]
 

Latest revision as of 19:51, 8 June 2015

Members of the MouseHunt community ask the same questions over and over as people go through the different stages of the game. While the developers are updating the game with new traps and locations that impact game play and balance, the purpose of this page is to share the collective wisdom of what has been learned.

As a Novice I wonder

As a Recruit I wonder

  • What are Plankrun’s Pages?
    • They are just for collecting, they are not needed to advance in the game. If you get tired of collecting mice, you can challenge yourself by finding these rare items.

As an Initiate I wonder

As a Journeyman I wonder

  • Should I hunt in the Mountain or the Calm Clearing?
    • You will want to hunt in both locations to open up different areas. If you sell the simple orbs that you collect, you will end up earning more gold in the Mountains.
  • Is the Mountain or the Calm Clearing better for collecting Splintered Wood?
    • Recommendation is to use Brie Cheese to increase attraction of the mice that drop wood. Hunters are more likely to encounter the Dwarf Mouse which drops Splintered Wood in the Mountains than the Treant Mouse which drops Splintered Wood in the Calm Clearing. The Treant is known to drop multiple pieces of wood - so hunt in the Calm Clearing.
  • Should I buy the NVMRC Forcefield Trap?
    • If you have the money before 50% journeyman, purchase the NVMRC Forcefield trap.
  • Which is better - the Explosive Base or the Dehydration Base?
    • Welcome to the ongoing discussion of Luck versus Power. Basically you want the best combination of a weapon and base to have the best chance to catch the most mice. The most important attribute is the type of weapon (physical, tactical, shadow, etc.) since arming the wrong type will be less effective. The good news is that when you first start out this is not an issue since all the traps available to you are physical and that is the type you need. The simple way to play the game is to take your most powerful weapon and put it with your most powerful base and that works fairly well.
    • Observant hunters will notice that they are able to catch a few more mice on average by using a lucky base, like the Dehydration base, in certain locations once they have a powerful enough trap. It also keeps your cheese fresh so you will not waste cheese and will result in more loot drops (a side effect of luck). In general you are better off in the long run with the Dehydration base than with the Explosive base.

As a Master I wonder

  • Should I hunt in the Laboratory or the Great Gnarled Tree?
  • Where is the better place to earn gold - the Town of Digby or the Mousoleum?
    • The lower cost of Swiss cheese works well at earning gold in the Town of Digby compared to the cost of Radioactive Blue cheese, but Radioactive Blue cheese has a much higher attraction in the Mousoleum as well as the mice there giving a much higher reward. You will make more gold in Mousoleum but risk experiencing a lot of misses and red boxes.
  • Is the Venus Mouse Trap worth it?
    • The Venus Mouse Trap is cheaper than Zugzwang's Last Move but in the long run, Zugzwang's Last Move has a higher catch rate and will be worth the extra gold required; it can also be upgraded to Zugzwang's First Move at a later stage. However, the Venus Mouse Trap can be upgraded more readily (lower points requirement) so is preferred over Zugzwang's Last Move.
  • Should I get the map to the next area from the Lycan or the Mole?
    • You are more likely to catch the Mole Mouse in the Town of Digby using the NVMRC Forcefield Trap trap than the Lycan mouse in the Mousoleum with the Sinister Portal. But you will need to spend time in the Mousoleum to get gold and points anyway. If you are specifically looking for the map piece, go after the Mole Mouse in the Town of Digby, otherwise, you will most likely get the map from hunting in the Mousoleum before you reach Grandmaster.
  • What is the best setup for collecting RB potions?
  • What is the best setup for collecting Gnarled Cheese Potions?
    • Mutated Venus Mouse Trap/Explosive/Brie. Limited Edition setup is 2010 Blastoff or Rewer's Riposte/Magma/Brie.
  • Should I use Brie or SUPER|brie+ to make Gnarled cheese?
  • What is the best setup for Wicked Gnarly Cheese Potions?
    • Mutated Venus Mouse Trap with Dehydration Base. Limited Edition setup is 2010 Blastoff or Rewer's Riposte on Candy Cane Base - the Gnarled Potions are hard to come by so you want to keep your bait fresh, and the Curious Chemist mouse is not hard to catch.

As a Grandmaster I wonder

  • Where is the best place for points?
  • Where is the best place for gold?
  • Is Maki cheese worth it?
    • If you are willing to spend the SUPER Brie+ needed to craft this cheese, you will get tokens faster.
  • What is the best setup for collecting Gnarled potions at the Great Gnarled Tree?
    • Excluding limited edition traps and bases the Digby DrillBot with Explosive Base and Brie cheese should have a good return on potions.
  • Should I buy the Venus Mouse Trap or Zugzwang's Last Move?
  • What is the best way to catch the Assassin mouse?
    • The Giant Speakers / Wooden Base with Target / Brie Cheese in the Dojo. Without limited edition traps the Mutated Venus Mouse Trap / Wooden Base with Target / Brie cheese in the Dojo is best.
  • What is the best way to get the Ambush Trap Blueprints?
  • Where is the best place to hunt for the Worker mouse?
    • The Training Grounds is better than the Dojo. Remember to user Super Brie cheese to attract this elusive mouse (it can also be attracted, to a lesser extent, with Maki in the Dojo).
  • Should I get my Onyx Gorgonzola by crafting or by poking unstable curds?
    • While crafting is a sure thing, it is more profitable to poke unstable curds.
  • Should I craft the Onyx Mallet, hunt for the Nugget mouse to collect Digby DrillBot Parts, or purchase the Digby DrillBot?
    • While the Onyx Mallet has more power than the Digby DrillBot, the recommendation is to get the Digby DrillBot since it can be later upgraded to RhinoBot. The Nugget mouse is rare so the recommendation is to purchase the Digby DrillBot at the Town of Digby.

As a Legendary I wonder

  • Should I craft Obelisk of Incineration or stick with Obelisk of Slumber?
    • The Obelisk of Incineration has higher power and 1 more luck than Obelisk of Slumber, but it has an extremely stale effect, while Obelisk of Slumber has higher attraction as well as an extremely fresh effect. Since the two traps have similar performance, it will take a hunter longer to get their return on investment to earn back the cost of crafting the Obelisk of Incineration which includes 45,000 gold plus the time to collect rare loot such as coal, and scrap metal. Hunters may want to save up for crafting the Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery instead.
  • Is Ancient cheese worth it in the Catacombs?
    • Radioactive Blue cheese is more profitable, however Ancient cheese still brings in a small profit (more so if crafted rather than brewed from potions) and is more useful for collecting Scrap Metal.
  • What is the best location to hunt for Scrap Metal?
    • Hunters using Ancient cheese are more likely to encounter the Scavenger and Terror Knight mice in the Catacombs. Hunters may also try their luck in the Forbidden Grove. Hydras in the Lagoon may drop up to 8 Scrap Metal at a time, but they are rarer, more difficult to catch, and may drop other types of loot. The general strategy is to hunt in the Catacombs with Ancient cheese.
  • Why can't I travel to the Forbidden Grove / Acolyte Realm?
    • The Forbidden Grove periodically closes and no one can travel to it during that time. It is not possible to travel directly to the Acolyte Realm; hunters need to be in the Forbidden Grove and will be automatically transported into the Acolyte Realm on catching a Realm Ripper mouse when the Forbidden Grove closes.
  • Can I catch an Acolyte Mouse with the Arcane Capturing Rod of Never Yielding Mystery?
    • It is possible, but not likely. ACRONYM is effective against all the other mice in the Acolyte Realm, but is less effective against Acolyte.
  • What is the best setup for collecting Radioactive Blue potions?
    • Use Swiss cheese if below Legendary, Brie if above.
  • What is the best way to catch the Hydra Mouse?
  • Is it better to hunt for the Ship Blueprints or to buy them?
    • While it may be faster to buy the Ship Blueprints - you would end up missing the enjoyment of hunting in the Lagoon. Don't be in such a hurry - hunt for the Ship Blueprints.
  • What is the best setup for Nerg Plains?
    • Your best tactical trap and luckiest base. Excluding limited edition traps your best bet would be the Horrific Venus Mouse Trap with Tribal (or Aqua if you can't afford the Tribal base) and Gouda cheese. Hunters yet to obtain the Thorned Vine can use Ambush.
  • What is the best setup for Elub Shore?
    • Your best hydro trap and luckiest base.
  • What is the best setup for Derr Dunes?
    • Your best physical trap and luckiest base. Use Brie cheese for profit, and Gouda for Delicious Stones and Points. See Mousehunt Analytics

As a Knight I wonder

  • What Trap should I be using in Balack's Cove?
    • The Ancient Box Trap when hunting for Balack. The ACRONYM and Ancient Box Trap are very close and the best setup option depends on what base you are using. Shadow weapons are listed as 'Very Effective' and have an advantage if there is a risk of the hunter being washed out to the Jungle of Dread by the high tide, however hunters generally favor Arcane or Forgotten power types.
  • Is there a difference between hunting him at low tide and hunting him at mid tide?
    • The nice thing about low tide is that it lasts longer and you can get in more attempts to attract and catch Balack. Mid tide is an ideal time to hunt for Balack since the attraction rate is higher not only for Balack but also for the Liches which drop the loot you need to craft the Vengeful Vanilla Stilton needed to attract Balack. Good luck on this tough mouse.

As a Lord/Lady I wonder

As a Baron/Baroness I wonder

As a Duke/Duchess I wonder

  • Should I craft the Focused Crystal Laser or Multi-Crystal Laser trap first?
    • The Focused Crystal Laser works better in the red zone, and the Multi-Crystal works better in the green zone and in the Whisker Woods Rift. So get the Focused Crystal Laser if you want to collect Rift Circuitry in the red zone, or get the Multi- Crystal if you want to go for the Fissure Base first.

At any level I wonder

  • How am I doing compared to everybody else or compared to my friends?
  • Who is Ronza, why do I care, and when is she coming back?
    • Not much is known about Ronza. She sells exotic goods that are generally only available for a limited time. No one knows when she will come though rumors are that she comes back on special occasions. Her arrival will be announced in the news and her Traveling Shoppe appears under the Travel button.

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