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New Journal Theme Selector

15 September 2020

Customize your MouseHunt experience
Preview the look of your journal themes before choosing them.

New Journal Theme Selector

Along with building the Floating Islands, the MouseHunt team has also taken some time to implement new quality-of-life features to enhance your hunting experience. Today we're pleased to introduce the overhauled Journal Theme Selector!

Preview the look of any journal theme including the ones you don't own yet! Browse through the extensive list of available themes which are all grouped into categories and sorted from oldest to newest.

Changing Your Journal Theme

To begin browsing the many themes, just scroll down to the bottom of your journal and click Set Journal Theme on browser or Change Theme on mobile.

Get a glimpse of the themes you haven't earned yet and immediately see what it takes to obtain them.

Tool tips show the goals necessary to earn each theme

Quickly and easily change your theme at any time to show off your accomplishments on your profile with the new and improved Journal Theme Selector!

Explore the Floating Islands

8 September 2020

Take flight with Ronza and explore the skies!
The time has come to put your very own dirigible to use and take flight above Hollow Heights!

Explore the Floating Islands

Have you repaired the Skyfarer's Oculus? Have you used it to track down the four magical Warden Stones from the Storm Dragons of Moussu Picchu and taken possession of your very own airship? If so, then prepare to take flight with Ronza's armada of airships and embark on a brand new adventure!

Take on a new, permanent adventure: Explore the Floating Islands
Hunters of rank Archduke/Archduchess (and above) can now take to the skies!

Taking Flight from the Launch Pad

Upon arriving at the Floating Islands, you'll find yourself at the Launch Pad where your airship is tethered and awaiting your arrival.

Before embarking on your first flight, it may be wise to hunt the Launch Pad mice to recover morsels of tasty Cloud Curd which the local Cheese Shoppe can convert into Cloud Cheesecake. This fluffy yet richly-flavoured cheesy treat is a favourite among the mice that inhabit the skies above Hollow Heights. Ronza recommends stocking up with 75 pieces before embarking on your first flight.

  • 100 Cloud Cheesecake
A favourite for skyfarers!
  • 500 Cloud Cheesecake
Long haul hunting!

With a stash of Cloud Cheesecake at the ready, use the Sky Map to chart a course to a Floating Island of your choosing. Your Skyfarer's Oculus will allow you to focus in on the random islands on the horizon and see what resources and possible mice you'll encounter when you arrive.

Exploring a Floating Island

Upon landing on a Floating Island, take note of the island's landscape which indicates its power type and the breeds of mice you'll encounter. You'll want to arm an appropriate trap and have it baited with Cloud Cheesecake.

Have a specific power type setup you plan to always use? Access your airship's Trap Library via the heads-up display to save a favourite setup and associate it with that specific island's power type. Next time you visit an island of that power type the trap library will automatically switch your setup. Neat!

Your objective while hunting on a Floating Island is to explore its landscape in order to discover all the resources it has to offer. As you explore by catching mice, you'll uncover areas of the island which determine the type and quantity of loot you'll find and can even provide a boost to your exploration speed.

Failing to capture a mouse will allow it to alert the others to your presence and progress their plan for an ambush! The heads-up display will show your exploration progress as well as the ambush advancing towards you as two progress bars. Be extra careful when the bars meet, the resulting battle can undo your exploration efforts!

  • 30 Bottled Wind
Speed up exploration!
  • 100 Bottled Wind
Boost resource drops!

Defeating Four Sky Wardens

When selecting an island, pay special attention to ones which have a Warden Shrine present. Each magical weather shrine is guarded by one of the four Sky Wardens who harness its power to control the weather.

The shrines are projecting their magic even higher into the sky to create a dangerous storm that prevents flight to higher altitudes. Visit the islands with these shrines and defeat the Sky Wardens there to temporarily clear the weather and allow you to explore the High Altitude Islands.

Explore an island where a Warden Shrine is present Encounter a powerful Sky Warden when the two progress bars on the HUD meet. With the Sky Warden defeated, you may either continue to explore the island to gather more resources or return to the Launch Pad to choose your next island. The Sky Map will keep track of how many Sky Wardens you've defeated as you work towards eliminating all four.

Upgrading your Oculus and Customizing your Airship

As you explore the Floating Islands, you'll find Sky Ore and Sky Glass which can be used to upgrade your Skyfarer's Oculus by visiting the Workshop on the Launch Pad. Each upgrade will increase the quantity and variety of island resources you can find! Larger deposits of Sky Ore and Sky Glass, stashes of Cloud Curd, valuable Loot Caches, and even Sky Pirate Dens can be revealed by your upgraded oculus.

Upgrade your oculus in the Workshop to find more lucrative islands.

While your Skyfarer's Oculus will help you find more lucrative islands to explore, you can also customize the look of your airship in the Workshop to soar through the sky in style! There are a few cosmetic upgrades for sale at the Floating Island General Store and you may just find more rare cosmetics as you explore the islands. Some of these scarce and stylish cosmetics can be exchanged on the marketplace.

Confronting Paragons on High Altitude Islands

Once you have defeated four Sky Wardens, your Sky Map will change and allow you to chart a High Altitude Island where powerful Sky Paragons and more valuable resources await!

When selecting a High Altitude Island, the power type of the island determines which Paragon you encounter and the type of Paragon Loot Shrine present determines what resource that Paragon is protecting.

There are four unique types of Paragon loot: Sky Sprockets, Skysoft Silk, Enchanted Wings, and Cloudstone Bangles. Collect two of each to purchase an Adorned Empyrean Jewel and unlock powerful new traps!

Upon defeating a Sky Paragon, the four Sky Wardens will regroup and cover the upper skies with powerful storms once again. You'll need to defeat the four wardens again before you can return to the High Altitude Islands.

Resupplying for Flight

The King has sourced a supply of helpful hunting equipment and supply kits to assist hunters in their journey!

  • 500 Bottled Wind
For serious exploration!
  • Floating Gift Basket
Great gift!
  • Oculus Starter Pack
Upgrade to Oculus level 2!
  • Floating Supply Kit
Great deal!
  • Large Floating Supply Kit
Includes Cyclone Stones!
  • Skyfarer's Adventure Bundle
Amazing deal!

The two promotional bundles are available for a limited time only!

Shopping the Skies

Be sure to browse the various shops at the Floating Islands where a variety of wares are available to assist you in your high-flying adventures. The Cheese Shoppe stocks Cloud Cheesecake, the Trapsmith has eight new impressive traps, the General Store sells unique items to help chart the skies, and the Cartographer has a special Scroll Case!

Finally, the Charm Shoppe offers a variety of useful charms, including an "exchange up" for Ancient Charms, allowing you to upgrade Ancient Charms into their super, extreme, and even ultimate variants!

Adorned Empyrean Jewel

Purchase with Sky Paragon loot, ore, glass
These magnificent works of art play an integral role in many ancient island legends.

Empyrean Refractor Base

Purchased with Empyrean Jewel, ore, glass
Power: 1,500 Power Bonus: 20% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 20

S.T.I.N.G. Trap

Purchased with Sky Paragon resources
Power Type: Law Power: 3,500 Power Bonus: 15% Attraction Bonus: 10% Luck: 10

S.T.I.N.G.E.R. Trap

Upgraded with Adorned Empyrean Jewel
Power Type: Law Power: 6,075 Power Bonus: 25% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 20

Thought Manipulator Trap

Purchased with Sky Paragon resources
Power Type: Forgotten Power: 12,112 Power Bonus: 15% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 12

Thought Obliterator Trap

Upgraded with Adorned Empyrean Jewel
Power Type: Forgotten Power: 14,000 Power Bonus: 25% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 18

Circlet of Seeking Trap

Purchased with Sky Paragon resources
Power Type: Arcane Power: 7,200 Power Bonus: 15% Attraction Bonus: 10% Luck: 28

Circlet of Pursuing Trap

Upgraded with Adorned Empyrean Jewel
Power Type: Arcane Power: 9,000 Power Bonus: 25% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 35

Sleeping Stone Trap

Purchased with Sky Paragon resources
Power Type: Tactical Power: 7,475 Power Bonus: 15% Attraction Bonus: 10% Luck: 32

Slumbering Boulder Trap

Upgraded with Adorned Empyrean Jewel
Power Type: Tactical Power: 12,825 Power Bonus: 25% Attraction Bonus: 15% Luck: 40

Ancient Charm Upgrading

Upgrade ancients at the Charm Shoppe!
Power: 700 Power Bonus: 7% Attraction Bonus: 7% Luck: 7

Sky Pirate Scroll Case

Purchase with Pirate Seals! Track down Sky Pirates to recover Pirate Seals to purchase this valuable scroll case. Who knows what valuable loot these pirates have hidden in the skies?!

Ronza has lifted off!

As Ronza departs, she's leading the first armada of airships into Hollow Heights airspace to explore the newly discovered Floating Islands!