MouseHunt: Festive Comet Launches “The Great Winter Hunt ’09″
“The Festive Comet” earlier discovered by those kooky Digby scientists has landed, creating a new hunting area, along with new festive mice, new loot, and some old friends all dressed up for the season.
New Area – Festive Comet:
The new area, aptly named Festive Comet, is accessible to all players. The best bet for those of you having to travel is to hit Gnawnia first for free, then jump over to Festive Comet for 863 coins.
Festive Comet contains not only new Rare Breeds, but a variety of mice from various regions. These mice are; Abominable Snow, Bear, Centaur, Dwarf, Gargoyle, Hydra (Sorry! No Ship Blueprints being dropped), Moosker, Steel, Treant, Troll, White, and Worker.
New Festive Rare Breed Mice:
There are 7 new “Rare Breed” mice for you to collect, bringing the total of Rare Breeds available to 17.
The new mice are:
- Present Mouse
- Nutcracker Mouse
- Ornament Mouse
- Stocking Mouse
- Candy Cane Mouse
- Scrooge Mouse
- Christmas Tree Mouse
The Scrooge Mouse looks to be one of the biggies to catch, dropping Satchels of Gold worth 1000 coins and 5000 coins. The Christmas Tree mouse is the most rare, so ensure you are using your strongest trap and base to nail this one!
In order to make Gingerbread Cheese, simply smash 1 Plank of Gingerbread. It automatically turns into 15 pieces of Gingerbread cheese.
If you have never smashed anything before, go to your Crafting tab (located under Inventory), click on the green Use Your Hunters Hammer arrow, and select Plank of Gingerbread to smash.
According to the devs:
A few resident mice here have been spotted carrying gifts… twelve to be exact. I have a strange suspicion that collecting all the different items will prove to have a benefit!
So far, we have only been able to spot a few of the gift items being dropped, and the additional ones available at the limited time Festive Gift Shoppe.
- Icing sugar
- Plank of Gingerbread
Available & Giftable from the Festive Gift Shoppe:
- Greeting Card
- Posing Mouse Action Figure
- Christmas Coal
- Burroughs Laboratory Map Piece
- Slightly Smaller Gift
- Icing sugar
- Plank of Gingerbread
- Swiss Cheese
- Brie Cheese
- Gouda Cheese
New Crafting Recipes
The scientists also believe, given enough time, that they should be able to use this new “gingerbread”, as well as including some of the other festive items, to capture the essence of the holiday and create some most interesting trap components!
As you can see from the dev’s comments above, as of the time of this post, apart from Gingerbread Cheese, there are no available recipes. They are coming though!
However, there seem to be a few “scrooges” out there with a strange sense of “Holiday Cheer”. They have been posting fake crafting recipes, costing players over 100K. These recipes result in nothing…
We highly recommend you DO NOT attempt to craft anything, until it has been officially posted by the game developers. We will be updating this post as the new recipes are released by them, so you will be able to find them here as well.
Until then, Happy Holiday Mousin’ Mates!!
And don’t forget the extremely rare Christmas Tree mouse!
Thank you! The little we know about him now has been added
christmas tree mouse the rarest??? i have like 5 of them and still no scrooge or ornament >.
According to the MH Wiki:
“Hunters are advised to use their strongest and luckiest trap available to them for this rare adversary, in order to prevent this elusive mouse from getting away from their trap in the event that they encounter one.”
As you can see, they state it is rare. It is not a difficult mouse to catch if you have the proper set up and are using SB+.
I have the blueprints for Gingerbread Base
“Gingerbread Base Blueprints ( x1 )
A single gingerbread plank, five festive candies and a pack of icing sugar make a base that is sure to bring festive cheer to any trap!”
Yes, if you combine the ingredients they list there, all found in the Festive Shop at the Comet, it will craft the Gingerbread Base.