User talk:Ralphminer

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Hi! I saw a couple of your new trap setup guides... I found hunting as an Apprentice in the Meadow that White Cheddar is pretty effective there (with Target base of course). I guess you don't include it because Novices can't get it yet, but it's a valid option for Apprentices. -- Camomiletea 15:15, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I included a mention about white cheddar in the harbour trap setup guide. I can add this to the Meadow as well. I was trying to keep the page simple for the novice - but I think that you are right that many apprentices like to try out White Cheddar in the meadow so it is worth a mention. I was going to treat it as a note since otherwise you have to get into the detail of Profit per hunt (White Cheddar doesn't help) or Profit per cheese (White Cheddar helps a lot).
-- Ralphminer 19:18, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Commonly Asked Questions

Hey, looked at your commonly asked questions thing and I tihnk it's really useful, perhaps it could be implemented into the FAQ page? Thomas5436 16:59, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

It needs some work - I have to seperate my opinions against content that is up to the MouseHunt wiki standards. I have been monitoring the forums to get a sense of the common questions. I think that the current FAQ is a bit of a mess. Now that I am done with Trap Setup options - I might move on to this. -- Ralphminer 17:25, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Do you mind if I add/edit it? Thomas5436 21:43, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Go ahead and add questions, answers and edits. I think that one of the goals should be to keep this shorter than the existing FAQ. One of the issues that I am struggling with is that this article is half way wanting to be a FAQ and half way wants to be walk through using the socratic method. One of my goals with the FAQ is not just provide answers (which I have done in a lot of cases) but explain the reasoning so that the interested person can draw their own conclusions. The best questions all have the answer "It Depends" in which case I can see this being a Table of Contents to a series of articles like DeathBolt or ForceField Trap. I like the current organization of questions by level - since I think that as a new player the current FAQ is confusing because it throws a lot of concepts at you way before you need to know about them. -- Ralphminer 22:23, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Stone Base vs Explosive Base

  • Should I skip the Stone Base?
    • No you should not. The 10% power bonus will be very important later in the game. On the other hand, you could skip the Stone Base for the Explosive Base, and return for it later.
In all the trap setup options that I did for the various locations I did not come up with an example where eithor the Explosive Base or the Wooden Base with Target was a better choice. Even if you need the Stone Base later in the game - as a novice I would recommend not buying it since it is easier to earn gold at the later levels and you can purchase it later if and when you need it. Can you give an example of when you would want to use the Stone Base? -- Ralphminer 00:56, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
The Stone Base is very useful when using traps with stale effects as explosive would increase the stale effect. As well, it catches a lot more mice compared to target base in early ventures into harbour. During later games with stronger traps, the 5% extra power will reduce the difference in power to a very small amount and the 5% gain in attraction is unneeded because of the more attractive cheeses.

Thomas5436 14:52, 17 May 2009 (UTC)