The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jun 27, 2018 10:02 am

24 hours in and I've got my Queso Pump up to level 3, did all the Mild Queso stuff and collected a few Medium Spice Leaves or whatever they're called.
How are you all coming along?
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby starkat » Jun 27, 2018 2:22 pm

How do you get so much queso to get it to level 3 that fast?
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jun 28, 2018 8:11 am

@Kat, I use SuperBrie+ at the Queso River because I have so much of it, and that attracts the Sleepy Merchant who drops extra queso. Once you upgrade your Queso Pump, it starts pouring in quickly. :)

End of second 24 hour period. My Queso pump is up to level 4 and I have all of the mice you can attract with Bland and Mild Queso, plus the Nachore Golem and Rubble Rouser you get with Medium Queso.
My current goal is to get my Queso Pump to Level 6 before farming Hot Spice Leaves as that's what the Adventure Book recommends, and looking at the numbers, that makes sense to me as well.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby Gymfan15 » Jun 28, 2018 10:59 am

I'm at L4, almost at L5; just need enough Bland Queso to make one last batch of Medium...I ought to be able to get the rest of the Nachore with that, especially if I use a Tonic or two.

I got to L3 on Tues, L4 on Weds and should get to L5 today so that's not bad...I expect it'll slow down soon but still, not a bad speed. I've been using SB+ as well but I expect I'll quit using that for farming/Mild conversion soon as I don't want to burn through TOO much on what is for sure going to be a long haul. I made that mistake with the BWRift, lol. I just want to get my pumps to a decent level first before I slow down a bit.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby shastastwin » Jun 28, 2018 12:31 pm

I just hit L3 pump today, but I've been playing passively and using Gouda. It is handy having a bunch of snowball charms to use in the last area with my Goldfrost Crossbow. I just started using SB+ to farm bland queso to give me a little boost so I can farm some medium herbs and get my pump leveled up some more.

I'm really enjoying this area. Then again, I say that about nearly all new areas and then I grind them until I'm sick of playing them. ;)) Maybe being a bit more passive will let my enjoyment last longer?
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby Gymfan15 » Jul 01, 2018 9:14 am

I have my L6 pump and everything needed to go after Inferna except Bland Queso (you need 10k!!) so I’m farming that for the foreseeable future. I’m hoping to stretch one batch with baitkeeps to get me the base, then I can focus on filling out silhouettes and getting the trap.

I’ve found that the Adventure Book has been most helpful this go-around...made knowing what to go after next very easy.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jul 03, 2018 7:28 am

Just upgraded my pump to Lvl 7. Looking at the queso pump amounts, I think I'm just going to upgrade all the way to Lvl 10 before I go for any of the three boss mice because I don't want to farm 10k queso with just 30 (now 40) drops per hunt. :P Plus once I get to Lvl 9 it will REALLY pick up speed. :)
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby Gymfan15 » Jul 03, 2018 8:28 am

To each their own, haha. Farming 10k is definitely grindy, but at least I'm going to have to do it once...and the base will significantly speed up progress once I've got it. I expect I should have it by Thursday at the latest.

Currently my intended progression rate looks like this (spoiler-ed just in case but I don't think there's any "new" info here):

1. Flamin' Queso + 2 boss mice + base
2. Upgrade pumps
3. Wildfire Queso + last boss mouse
4. Trap


FK, I will be interested to see how our methods differ and if the time spent will even out towards the end or if one way is faster than the other...granted, I'm planning to use Baitkeeps. But without Baitkeeps, I guess you'd just double whatever time one spends on farming a batch of Flamin'.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby starkat » Jul 03, 2018 11:24 am

I'm at level 4 with my pump. I'm trying to get enough to go farm for the mild queso and then go back and go for level 5 for the pump.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jul 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Gymmie's method has turned out to be far superior to mine. Hahaha! Well, it does require a large supply of Baitkeep Charms, and I used almost all of mine up some time ago (I have five left).
My pump is currently at lvl 8, and I"m going to keep going with my strategy. The next jump to lvl 9 is going to be the most tedious, but after that, I think getting to lvl 10 will be faster. Then I can focus on the base followed by the trap. :)
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby Gymfan15 » Jul 06, 2018 11:04 am

FK, how about you and me knock out some Lightning maps after this to replenish our supply of Baitkeeps. ;)) I've got one left...

Spent four days grinding for the 10k Bland needed, and then I had awful DHU when going after the two boss mice with Flamin'...it took almost every single Baitkeep I had; about 6 more than I'd been planning on. Definitely got really nervous at the end because I was really close to being just one or two loot shy of the base after all that. I even cracked open two Auras I'd been saving because I was getting that desperate. :(( It was PAINFUL, but I made it...I also auto-leveled to L7 while I was at it because Nachous dropped enough Nachore for both the base and the next upgrade (since I used Tonic).

Now I'm back to using Hot to get my pump levels up...at 7, about a quarter of the way to 8. The base is really helpful because basically my regular output is what I was making at L6 with Tonic...so a very nice upgrade. And it'll get better after L8 and beyond, so that ought to help.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jul 09, 2018 9:49 pm

Sounds good to me Gymmie! I'm in. ;))
So is your pump up to lvl 10 yet? I'm sure you're getting close. I just got mine to lvl 9 tonight, Hurrah! I think now I'll go for the base and then pump lvl 10 after that.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby Gymfan15 » Jul 10, 2018 7:36 am

I'm not *quite* that high up yet, haha. I'm just about to L8. Basically what the base does is run you at the Tonic rate of the level before you (more or less). So it gets incrementally better as you go along.

I expect I'll be at L9 before too long, and may start working on catching a Queen Quesada after that; I'm not sure. Depends on how the maps release goes.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby shastastwin » Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am

I'm still at pump level 6 but I'm trying to store up lots of bland queso atm so I can try to farm and craft some flaming. Currently at 6k+ and my goal is 15k or so. I may dip into the other areas briefly to level up my pump as I'm very close to level 7. And the area maps are out now, so maybe that will help me balance out.
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby starkat » Jul 10, 2018 7:33 pm

Somewhere in all of this I must have caught a leprechaun. I found a mysterious satchel of gold in my inventory. :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o
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Re: The MouseHunt Thread: Episode V

Postby fantasia » Jul 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Congratulations Kat!!!! :D :D :D That's awesome! :D I think you're the second NarniaWeb MHer that's caught all of the event mice. :ymapplause:

I caught my first Inferna and Nachous tonight. I was sorely disappointed to see that Wild Tonic doesn't double their Ember Roots and Stone drops. :P I'm saving my paltry amount of Baitkeep Charms for Queen Quesada so the grind for the base will be slow and painful. :P ;)) At least Nachous doubles his Nachore so he's helping me on the last pump level. :P
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