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The 2022 Spring Egg Hunt Has Begun!

29 March 2022

Join in for an Eggsplosive Season!
New Eggs and New Rewards!

Spring Forward into another Egg-Packed Season!

One of the most time-honoured events has returned to the Kingdom of Gnawnia! This year the Spring Egg Hunt features some brand new eggs, new rewards, and the return of Lady Laura!

To get started, you'll need a special egg-finding piece of equipment called an Eggscavator. If you do not already own one, you can claim one for free from the Spring Egg Hunt heads-up display. So grab yourself an Eggscavator and get ready for an eggsceptional season!

Lady Laura is Back!

A familiar face has returned to the Kingdom of Gnawnia to celebrate the coming of spring: Lady Laura, the Chocolatier! But she is no ordinary Chocolatier; Lady Laura is a master of the lost art of CocoAlchemy which gives her the ability to wield the mighty power of the purest chocolate known to science: Chocolatonium!

Unfortunately, a certain group of greedy, chocolate-obsessed mice have ambushed her caravan and once again stole all of her Chocolatonium! Collect the stolen Chocolatonium from the spring event mice that are roaming all over the Kingdom. These mice are so plentiful right now that you won't even need cheese to attract them!

Return the Chocolatonium to Lady Laura to unlock the shelves in her Chocolate Shop and she'll show her gratitude by presenting you with special, one-time rewards for unlocking each shelf. Once a shelf has been unlocked, you'll be able to purchase the items on that shelf with Chocolatonium anytime during the event.

Spring Mice and Spring Eggs

The Chocolatonium has driven the spring event mice into such a frenzy that you can find these mice EVERYWHERE in the Kingdom! They're so abundant that you do not need special cheese to attract them. In fact, you don't need any cheese at all!

The spring event mice all come exclusively from bonus hunts meaning they'll occasionally wander into your trap without consuming cheese or charms and without affecting any area gameplay progression. The spring mice will always drop Chocolatonium when caught.

These eggs in early game areas have received a small boost to their contents! Cracking them open will provide more of the items they contained previously as well as some new items!

New Eggs

This year there are 7 brand new eggs to find! You will need your trusty Eggscavator to find them so make sure you pick one up before you head out!

The Richest Egg
Empyrean Empress Egg
Overflowing Pump Egg
Ancient Jade Egg
Empyrean Seal Egg Century of Luck Egg Peggy Egg

Floating Island Egg Drops

With the discovery of the Sky Palace, the eggs corresponding to island modifiers now appear more frequently when more than one of that modifier is present on an island.

New Reward

Unlocking shelves in Lady Laura's Chocolate Shop will earn you a special new reward as well as some returning items from previous years!

Tulip Turret

  • Power Type: Draconic
  • Power: 6000
  • Power Bonus: 15%
  • Attraction Bonus: 10%
  • Luck: 10

The Eggsweeper Mini-Game Has Returned!

HOW TO PLAY: There are 10 eggs hidden somewhere in the field and you need to reveal them all to earn rank-specific rewards! Each tile you reveal costs 1 Eggsweeper Shovel. When you reveal a tile, you will either be shown a number or an egg. The number shown is a clue representing how many eggs are hidden in nearby tiles (diagonals included). If you reveal an egg, you get a special Eggsweeper Egg added to your inventory based on your hunter title.

Eggsweeper Egg Tiers by Title Range

Tier 1: Novice to Journeyman/Journeywoman

Tier 2: Master to Lord/Lady

Tier 3: Baron/Baronness and Count/Countess

Tier 4: Duke/Duchess and up

These eggs will contain loot appropriate for areas in the Kingdom tied to hunter ranks. You can find a few Eggsweeper Shovels in each of this year's Spring Eggs including a whopping 60 inside the Golden Egg! You can also find them in your Daily Loyalty Chest, Lady Laura will gift you some for unlocking each of the shelves in her Chocolate Shop, or you can purchase them from the Premium Shop.

For even more eggstraordinary rewards, dust your Eggsweeper field with Magical Fertilizer before you start the mini-game! All the eggs found in a fertilized field will eggsplode with even more amazing loot!

10 Eggsweeper Shovels
Dig, dig, dig!
Magical Eggsweeper Fertilizer
Reap what you sow!
Eggsweeper Starter Pack
Get Eggscavating!

Supplies and Eggcessories

The King has assembled this eggsquisite collection of bundles and kits to help you find the most eggs and the most Chocolatonium!

Eggstreme Hunting Bundle
An Eggstreme Deal! (Limit 3)
Spring Hunt Decorative Bundle
Two New Skins! (Limit 1)
Spring Hunt Gardener Bundle
An Can You Dig It? (Limit 3)
Eggstravagant Supply Kit
The Pinnacle of Eggstravagance!
Eggscellent Gift Basket
For An Eggscellent Friend!
5 Eggstra Charms
More Eggs!
20 Eggstra Charge Charms
More Eggs and Chocolatonium!
Important Safety Notice:

Chocolatonium has a highly unstable atomic structure and therefore only has a very short half-life. Any pure Chocolatonium exposed to the open air will undergo radioactive decay after only four weeks and even when it's properly contained within a hunter's inventory, it will only last an additional two weeks.

As of April 26, 2022, mice will no longer drop Chocolatonium and eggs will no longer be found in the Kingdom.

As of May 3, 2022, any Chocolatonium that remains in a hunter's inventory will decay into nothingness!

Make sure to spend it all at the Chocolate Shop while you can!

-- Joshua✌️ Silveira

Shops Infrastructure Overhaul

22 March 2022

New and improved shops throughout the Kingdom!
The King’s infrastructure project has been completed! New Trapsmiths, Cheese Shoppes, and General Stores have appeared all throughout the realm!

New Shops Throughout the Kingdom

Larry has been hard at work, continuing to hone his training techniques while advocating for improvements to infrastructure throughout the Kingdom!

More shops means less remembering which location sells which item and no more traveling around merely to check the price of items!

Gone are the days where hunters needed to cross over the Elub Shore when their supplies of Gouda Cheese or Coconut Milk were depleted. No longer will hunters have to descend the Mountain simply to check the price of a trap in town before trudging back to their hunting grounds!

Today, the King’s infrastructure project has been completed, ensuring that every hunting location has a Cheese Shoppe, General Store, and Trapsmith. Now, no matter where you’re hunting, you’ll always be able to restock on basic cheese and hunting supplies!

Nearly every location now has a Cheese Shoppe, Trapsmith, and General Store.

Larry has ensured every location now has a Trapsmith stocked with Weapons and Bases appropriate for hunters who are first entering the area.

With the advancements in trap-building technology, Trapsmiths are now able to supply traps to hunters which previously needed to be discovered and crafted. Furthermore, Trapsmiths have simplified the process of obtaining traps in many cases by replacing some of their material costs with an equivalent gold cost. No need to supply the Trapsmith with the Platinum Bars needed to craft the trap yourself – It’s all included in the price!

Many traps created via crafting can now also be purchased from a Trapsmith for the same gold and item costs.

Many Blueprints Are Being Phased Out

With the secrets of crafting now revealed to Trapsmiths throughout the Kingdom, crafting simple traps is now a somewhat antiquated practice. As such, blueprints have been removed from General Stores for any traps which are now purchasable through Trapsmiths.

Any blueprints removed from General Stores will remain usable in crafting tables, allowing hunters to complete their traps. Though they will later be removed from existence, along with their unique associated materials and recipes, therefore wise hunters should use their Hunter’s Hammers to receive a refund on their blueprints while they can.

Blueprints are no longer sold in General Stores due to traps and bases being sold directly from Trapsmiths. These Blueprints can still be utilized on the crafting table or otherwise smashed with the Hunter’s Hammer for a full refund.

Adjustments to Traps and New Hunting Knowledge

With this grand overhaul to Trapsmiths across the Kingdom, trap-building processes have been streamlined, reducing costs and improving the performance of more basic traps.

Continuing with his efforts to improve the knowledge base of hunting techniques, Larry has continued to expose weaknesses on mice throughout the Whisker Woods, Furoma, all the way through to the Tribal Isles. Hunters hunting these adversaries will notice many are slightly easier to capture than they were before.

Many lower-level traps have had their costs reduced and many have had their stats increased! Hunters in some areas will also notice some mice have become weaker.
Mouse Deathbot

Power: 3000 2400

Luck: 4 2

Cost Reduction:

Gold: 150,000 256,000
Onyx Mallet

Power: 4200 3800

Luck: 12 6

Cost Reduction:

Onyx Stone: 3 12
Heat Bath

Power: 4500 4000

Power Bonus: 15% 5%

Luck: 15 14

Cost Reduction:

Coal: 6 36
Tidal Base

Power Bonus: 12% 8%

Cost Reduction:

Gold: 2.5 Mil 5.6 Mil

Sand Dollar: 150 400

Barnacles, Mouse Scales and Damaged Coral Fragments: 30 90

These are just a few of the traps that have received improvements! Read the patch notes for more details.

Finally, Larry has upgraded his Loot Lexicon to include a hint pertaining to where some items can be discovered. He has only begun to document this knowledge as “Primary Sources” which will no doubt help point hunters in the right direction. However, the best way to obtain these items and to hunt the mice that drop them remains a skill each hunter must hone for themselves.

Mobile support for “Primary Source” will come in a future update.

Future Plans

“What about Charm Shoppes?” This is only the first stage of improvements to infrastructure! The King is already assessing the process of Charms to have them better distributed throughout the Kingdom. His Majesty’s finest cheese experts are also busy studying the logistics of selling more varieties of crafted cheese within the now many Cheese Shoppes in the Kingdom.

Looking for more specifics?
Put on your hunting spectacles, grab a warm cup of tea, and settle in to read the extensive patch notes for this release to receive a more detailed breakdown.

-- Jake Nissen

Mousehunt's 14 Birthday

02 March 2022

Set foot back into the SUPER|brie+ Factory!
Come see the secrets about how the Kingdom's Famous Cheese is made!

Happy birthday... to US!

March 7, 2022 will mark the 14th year of MouseHunting! To celebrate the occasion, the King is reopening the doors of his secret SUPER|brie+ Factory for everyone to see. Hunters can get a behind-the-scenes look at where and how the succulent SUPER|brie+ cheese is made. Surely swinging the doors open to a factory pumping out the Kingdom's tastiest cheese known to mice can't cause any problems... right?

While taking in the sights, hunters are asked to kindly setup camp to help defend the factory and recover assembly line parts that have been picked up by the invading mice. There's SUPER|brie+, the Anniversary Aura, Party Charms, and more to earn!

Start your factory tour today!
The SUPER|brie+ Factory will close its doors on March 22

Mastering Cheese Production

Pump cheese through the assembly line of the SUPER|brie+ Factory by hunting mice with either Coggy Colby or Speedy Coggy Colby. Arming either of these cheeses will attract the rambunctious rodents wreaking havoc in the factory and capturing them will allow the delicious cheese to flow!

You can collect Coggy Colby by hunting with any standard cheese type at the factory. If you're looking to speed up your cheese production, you can use Speedy Coggy Colby which allows you to pump an additional 10 litres per catch! Speedy Coggy Colby can be earned as a reward for completing the SUPER|brie+ Factory Adventure or purchased from the Premium Shop.

15 Coggy Colby Cheese
Activate your pump!
15 Speedy Coggy Colby
+10 litres per catch!

Take cheese production to revolutionary levels of industrialization by using Factory Repair Charms! These mechanical wonders will activate your pump and add an additional +10 liters per catch, even if you don't have Coggy Colby armed. Additionally, Factory Repair Charms have a chance of attracting the Factory Repair Technician Mouse who drops a generous quantity of factory repair parts! Visit the Charm Shoppe where you can use excess factory repair parts to purchase more of these useful charms.

150 Factory Repair Charm
Pumps +10 litres per catch
Speedy Repair Gift Basket
Industrious gift idea!

Once the cheese is pumped all the way through the assembly line you'll encounter Vincent, The Magnificent! Year after year this mouse stakes claim to the SUPER|brie+ Factory as their own personal cheese production facility!

You'll need to capture Vincent before the SUPER|brie+ reward crate can be claimed. Capturing Vincent will also reward a Golden Punch Ticket which you can spend at the various shops of the SUPER|brie+ Factory on a selection of enticing goodies.

Exploring the Factory

There are four rooms to tour within the SUPER|brie+ Factory, each with a unique population of mice to encounter and a factory repair part to recover as loot. Hunters are free to move to and from any room taking in the sights and hunting down different types of invading mice.

The Mixing Room
The Force Fighter Five mice have taken an interest in this room and have grabbed hold of the Mixing Rods being used. Upgrade this room to increase the quantity of SUPER|brie+ found in the reward crate.
The Break Room
Various dance party mice have taken over this room and are using the Circuit Breaker Fuses to power their boomboxes! Upgrading this room will increase the number of SUPER|tokens+ found in the reward crate which you can spend at the SUPER|snax+ Vending Machine via the HUD for various bags of tasty cheese.
The Pumping Room
Various time-controlling mice have synchronized themselves with this room and are using the Pressurized Pump Pipes in their study of time control. Upgrade this room to restore maximum pressure to the production pipeline and pump more liters of cheese with each hunt, speeding up how quickly the reward crate fills.
The QA Room
Various cupcake mice have setup shop in the QA Room where they're using the Quality Cogs to fine-tune and carefully calibrate their own cupcake recipes. Upgrade this room to fine-tune your own recipe and increase bonus Empowered SUPER|brie+ contained within the reward crate as well as extending the Anniversary Aura by a greater amount each time you claim one.

Golden Punch Tickets and Tasty Rewards

For your assistance in defending the factory, the King will allow you to keep any cheese crates that you successfully fill! Each crate you claim will also extend the Anniversary Aura and reward a quantity of SUPER|tokens+ which you can spend at the SUPER|snax+ vending machine. There are lots of items to earn and celebrate with!

Ice Cream Cake Base
A delicious ice cream cake chilled to the core! Complete the SUPER|brie+ Factory adventure to claim this delicious reward
Birthday Airship Cosmetics
Your own personal SUPER|brie+ Factory on-the-go. Zip through the skies in sweet industrial fashion. Exchange your Golden Punch Tickets for all three pieces of the new Factory Airship set.
Balloon Birthday Journal Theme
A brand new journal theme to commemorate MouseHunt's 14th Anniversary! Pick up this reward by spending a Golden Punch Ticket at the General Store.
Hunter's Horn Rewind Charm
Harness the power of time control! These charms will reset your horn timer should you fail to capture a mouse. Complete the SUPER|brie+ Factory adventure to claim 10 of these powerful charms.
Queso Factory Trap
This industrious trap is back! Utilize your mastery of cheese pumping learned at the factory to increase Bland Queso pumping in the Queso River!
Charms and more!
There are plenty more rewards to browse at the various shoppes of the SUPER|brie+ Factory! Crates of Ultimate Lucky Power Charms, Baitkeep Charms, various tiers of Party Charms, various Birthday Cake Bases, Journal Themes, and more! Make sure to check out all that the shops have to offer.

Trap Skins

These exciting trap skins are available for purchase in the Premium Shop!

Birthday Fount Skin
For use with the Queso Fount Trap!
Piñata of Pursuing Party Skin
For use with the Circlet of Pursuing Trap!

Birthday Treasure Maps

There are a few varieties of treasure maps to embark upon while touring the factory! Each map will have you and your friends explore the various rooms of the factory in search of Treasure Map Clues.

Birthday Skin Pattern Pieces are no longer used to purchase trap skins from the Trapsmith. They can be traded in for SUPER|tokens+ at the SUPER|brie+ Factory General Store.

No matter which map you take on, the treasure chest you find at the end will contain SUPER|tokens+ which you can spend at the Vending Machine or the Trapsmith for various trap skins.

Birthday Treasure Map

Tour the factory in search of Treasure Clues! For your efforts you'll be rewarded SUPER|tokens+, Coggy Colby, Ancient Charms, and more! Use a Rare Map Dust to get even more rewards! You can pick up a Birthday Scroll Case from the Cartographer at the SUPER|brie+ Factory.

Gilded Birthday Treasure Maps

There are two sizes of Gilded Birthday Scroll Cases, both leading to the exact same treasure chest and reward. However, the PARTY SIZE scroll case contains a map that up to 10 hunters can embark upon! These maps lead to a treasure chest which can contain a greater variety of items! You can find Speedy Coggy Colby, Gilded Charms, various tiers of Party Charms, and on rare occasion, a Slayer Scroll Case! Use a Rare Map Dust to get even more rewards!

Gilded Birthday Scroll Case
Up to 5 hunters
Party Size Gilded Birthday Scroll Case
Same reward, up to 10 hunters
Anniversary Aura

Opening birthday treasure chests will extend your Anniversary Aura and rare chests will extend it even more! While the Anniversary Aura is active, mice throughout the Kingdom have a chance to drop SUPER|brie+ cheese and Party Charms.

Birthday Goodies

The King has put together a variety of celebratory kits and gear to help hunters with repairing the cheese assembly lines or for those who just want to party hard!

Party Crasher Bundle
Bring the Rare Map Dust
Party Starter Bundle
Party Size Scroll, 25 Cheese & Charms
Ultimate Party Bundle
Includes 100 Ultimate Party Charms!
100 Speedy Coggy Colby
20 litres per catch
100 Coggy Colby Cheese
10 litres per catch
500 Factory Repair Charm

+10 litres per catch, bonus mouse

Rare Map Dust
More Coggy and SUPER|tokens+ from maps!
Speedy Repair Gift Basket
Great gift!
Speedy Repair Supply Kit
Cheese and charm stock up!
Large Speedy Repair Supply Kit
Has everything you need!

New and Improved Formula

The Hollow Heights Snack Pack's contents have been revamped and now have a chance of containing Extra Rich Cloud Cheesecake! This pack can be purchased from the SUPER|snax+ Vending Machine in the SUPER|brie+ Factory.

The Cat That Slaps Back

The illustrious Slap Cat makes their triumphant return! Hunters can now send a Slap Cat to their friends through the Paid Gift menu in the gifting interface. Be wary though, the Slap Cat does, in fact, slap.

Lucky Day To Find a 14 Leaf Clover!

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day the Kingdom will be visited by the Lucky Mouse on Wednesday, March 16 until the end of the Birthday Event (Tuesday, March 22). During the visit you'll occasionally encounter the Lucky Mouse in several areas throughout the Kingdom, including the SUPER|brie+ Factory. During the Lucky Mouse's visit, each hunter's trap will also benefit from a +5 Luck Bonus!

Bonus Luck Event will run from March 16 to March 22

The Lucky Mouse can be found in the following locations: SUPER|brie+ Factory (unique loot!), Meadow, Town of Gnawnia, King's Arms, Tournament Hall, Windmill, Harbour, King's Gauntlet, Mountain, Calm Clearing, Laboratory, Town of Digby, Great Gnarled Tree, Bazaar, Lagoon, Training Grounds, Dojo, S.S. Huntington, Cape Clawed, Elub shore, Nerg Plains, Derr Dunes, Claw Show City, Seasonal Garden, Crystal Library, Slushy Shoreline, Muridae Market, Living Garden / Twisted Garden, and Fungal Cavern.

The Birthday Celebration will enter shutdown phase on
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the Birthday Celebration event will enter its shutdown phase. Mice in the factory will no longer drop factory repair parts and the factory rooms will no longer be upgradeable.

Hunters will still be able to earn one final crate from pumping cheese in the factory.
The Birthday Celebration will end completely on
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

After the event ends, all the leftover Factory Repair Parts, SUPER|tokens+ and Golden Punch Tickets will be removed from hunters' inventories.

Make sure to spend your Factory Repair Parts, SUPER|tokens+ and Golden Punch Tickets to grab everything you want before March 29!

-- Christopher Korolyk