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Rift Equipment Bug Fixes

20 May 2020

Rift equipment corrections

Updates to Rift Equipment to Address Bugs

Greetings, hunters. We recently discovered two related bugs that were affecting both the Prestige Base as well as the Riftwalker and Riftstalker set bonuses. These bugs were causing the various bonuses involved with the base and sets to be doubled in some cases. The issue affecting the Riftwalker (and later Riftstalker) set bonus appears to have been introduced in February, 2015 when the Taunting Charm was given the relevant rift-set bonus when encountering certain mice. The Prestige Base has been affected since its introduction in October 2019.

After carefully reviewing the cause of the problem we decided to fix the error but also increase the bonuses of the Prestige Base, Riftwalker, and Riftstalker sets to still grant the same increased bonuses. However, these increased bonuses will now correctly appear in your trap stats. Or in other words, instead of lowering the stats, we've adopted these unintended "hidden" bonuses and they will now be displayed.

Riftwalker and Riftstalker Set Specifics

The bug affecting the Riftwalker and Riftstalker set were doubling the additional 'Power Bonus these sets provide when two pieces of Rift equipment are armed. However, the Luck of these sets was NOT affected.

Therefore, the Riftwalker Set Bonus has been updated to provide a 20% Power Bonus, and the Riftstalker Set bonus updated to provide a 40% Power Bonus. Once again, these additional bonuses were already being applied while hunting, but were previously not visible in your trap's stats.

Prestige Base Specifics

The bug affecting the Prestige Base was providing both double the Power and Luck given based on your highest floor reached during Ultimate Umbra.

Therefore, the Prestige Base has been updated to provide 20 Power per highest floor reached during Ultimate Umbra and +2 Luck per Eclipse Floor reached during Ultimate Umbra. As was the case with the Riftwalker/Riftstalker sets, these increased stats were already being applied while hunting, but were previously not visible in your trap's stats.

Why we're adopting the higher stats

If we were not to adopt the higher stats than hunters who had already utilized these bonuses to reach higher floors within the Valour Rift Gauntlet Tower, or accomplish other difficult feats within the Rift Plane would have had an advantage.

Keeping the playing field level feels especially important due to the nature of the Prestige Base. We felt removing bonuses that in some cases have been active for more than five years didn't make sense. By adopting the higher stats the catch rates and expectations hunters have already come to know will remain the same, and future hunters will have an equal opportunity to accomplish the same difficult feats in the Rift Plane.

After getting feedback from a variety of hunters, we realized that no single solution to address the issue would be popular with every group of player. We still welcome continued feedback and are weighing other additions such as new functionality for the Clockwork Base as part of a future patch. Please keep the feedback and suggestions coming!

Mousehunt World Launches Today

06 May 2020

Download MouseHunt World Now!

Gnawnia Mice have created a rift into Earth!

Rift mice from Gnawnia were experimenting with new technology and managed to create a rift leading to Earth! They were amazed by this new discovery of Earth and decided it would be a lovely place to settle down. They have established the “First Earth Sending, Training, Engineering, and Rulership Service” (FESTERS), dedicated to the training of earth-mice to wreak havoc and mimic humans, as well as engineering powerful new hybrid mice to overrun Earth!

Luckily for Earth, the King of Gnawnia has uncovered this terrible plot and has sent a royal expeditionary force of brave knights to find humans worthy of protecting Earth from the invasion. They managed to harness a mouse rift and have arrived on Earth to establish the “Ministry of Intrepid Knight Empowerment” (MIKE).

MIKE will be looking to enlist new recruits to become knights and help protect Earth against the FESTERS!

Will you answer MIKE’s call to follow these mice from country to country, deploying your skill and cunning, to trap the nefarious mice in order to save the world?

Help Stop the Invasion and Enlist to Become a Knight Today! Download MouseHunt World from the App Store or Google Play

Complete Worldwide Missions from Home!

Knights are encouraged to go out and explore the world. Though it won’t always be possible for Knights to travel, they will have a trusty squire to assist them! Squires can be sent anywhere in the world to set traps in far flung locations, or down at the corner store, so Knights can stay home and still catch mice!

Exclusive Mystical Writings Trap!

The potent Mystical Writings Trap lures mice in with the promise of enlightenment and leads them into ever more convoluted obfuscation! The most worthy mice adversaries are avid readers of all things human and cannot resist the opportunity to further their knowledge.

The Mystical Writings Trap is the only known trap to attract the elusive Librarian Mouse.

Take note! This trap has a limited stock in the shop. Knights must hurry to claim one before the shop sells out because the trap won’t be restocked!

New Mice, Traps, and Cheese!

After travelling through the rift to Earth, the mice from Gnawnia are now corrupting the Earth mice. Catching the Gnawnian mice and the newly corrupted Earth mice won’t be easy, but it’s definitely possible with some new traps and cheese!

Help Stop the Invasion Now! Download MouseHunt World from the App Store or Google Play

A Note from HitGrab Game Labs

HitGrab Game Labs, the studio that brought you MouseHunt, decided to try something new with MouseHunt World. We hired a new team to explore new technologies like geolocation. We didn’t want to create another MouseHunt, or another geolocation game lookalike, we wanted to take a chance and try something different.

This new MouseHunt World team took some of the core, familiar elements of MouseHunt and built them into a new game. Choosing cheese, setting traps, and catching mice is still the core element of the game, but now players must manage multiple traps across the globe.

It’s unique, it’s different, it’s never been done before. Sometimes that works, and sometimes it doesn’t. After testing the game out in a few different markets, making many changes, and still not seeing the reaction we wanted we have decided to release the game as is with no plans to update the content or the game beyond what has already been created and released.

We wanted to make sure that any MouseHunt players who have been waiting on this release for the past two years, had the chance to see and play the game. While there are no future plans for MouseHunt World we hope you enjoy the contained game it became.

If you decide to play MouseHunt World, you can consider the game completed and the Earth saved from the invading forces once you’ve caught all of the mice.

We hope you enjoy MouseHunt World’s contained adventure.

Gnawnian Games Mice Arrive at Tournament Hall

06 May 2020

Sporty competitions erupt in Valour!

Tournament Hall Updates

The spirit of competition thriving at the Tournament Hall has lured the Great Gnawnian Games mice out of hibernation! These sporty mice can now be found at the Tournament Hall running, jumping, swimming, and well, generally competing with each other!

To lure these quick and athletic mice to your trap, you'll first need to grab hold of some Runny Cheese! This can be collected at the Tournament Hall while hunting with any standard variety of cheese from the Cheese Shoppe. Arm your Runny Cheese at the Tournament Hall to attract the five unique Great Gnawnian Games breeds of mice. Keep an eye out for the Extreme Everysports Mouse: Should hunters manage to catch it, they may find it drops an occasional Tournament Token that it was hoarding from its many competitive victories!

  • 25 Runny Cheese
Lure Sporty Mice

Finally, a few items associated with the Great Gnawnian Games items are now available at the Tournament Hall. You can purchase the Winter Cup Dissonance Trap Skin for 130 Tournament Tokens, a collectible Miniature Torch for 5 Tournament Tokens, and while hunting the sporty mice at the Tournament Hall, you'll find three unique journal theme scrap pieces to craft the Gnawnian Games Journal Theme!