Commonly Asked Questions

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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 earn more gold in the Calm Clearing, but the Mountains will open up different areas in the game.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    • 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.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • What is the best setup for collecting RB potions?
  • What is the best setup for collecting Gnarled Cheese Potions?
    • 2010 Blastoff trap/Magma/Brie.
  • Should I use Brie or SuperBrie to make Gnarled cheese?
  • What is the best setup for Wicked Gnarled 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.

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?
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

As a Legendary I wonder

  • 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.
  • Is 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.
  • What is the best location to hunt for Scrap Metal?
    • Since Radioactive Blue cheese is less expensive than Ancient cheese, hunters will find hunting in Catacombs with Radioactive Blue is the most economical way. If cost is no object, 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 type of loot.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Seeds and Points. See Mousehunt Analytics

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 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 news and she will show up on through the Travel button.

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