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[AMHU] Feedback Friday Review 3rd May 2013

May 3, 2013 5 comments

This week is the first Feedback Friday (FBF) of May sadly there weren’t any spoilers this week, but just mainly Q&A.

Recent Tweaks/Updates

  • This week the inventory had updated with new tabs for the special and collectibles sections. Check out our news post for full descriptions of all the features. 

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  • Trap rendering upgraded – the mini animation effect when changing trap setup. This upgrade had also improved the performance of setup change process. Now you won’t get a mice shaking its head when changing setup and it’s rather instant now. (Note: when opening up the trap/base list, the loading time is still there)

Question & Answers

  • When will we get something more than just open all or one?
    • Due to the complexity of the code for inventory right now, it is rather hard to implement, so it’s not going to be worked on till later
  • Will we get individual mouse scoreboards?
    • Right now we are using the older systems
    • We had found smarter systems tho
    • However improving game performance and new contents have top priorities so this will not be worked on yet
  • When will the rest of the Rfitwalk set be coming?
    • It’s not currently in production, it will be worked on in the near future

Franco’s joke of the new content?

  • “We are building the ship today, you will be buying parts to build it. It will take you to the new island!” 
    • The devs over reacted when Franco said it like a spoiler (Just think this is worth mentioning)

Anyway that’s the most interesting things in this week’s FBF. Thanks for reading this review brought to you by AsiaMH Union Guide! Subscribe the blog or like our facebook page to get updates on more MouseHunt news and FBF next week!

The live stream recording can be watched with the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/hitgrab/b/398925860

Happy Hunting!

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[AMHU] Feedback Friday Review Art Edition 26th of April 2013

April 26, 2013 3 comments

This week’s Feedback Friday Art Edition, Jacob continue on drawing another mouse for the upcoming WILD WEST area. Last week he drew the Bounty Hunter, this week he decided to give the undertaker a go.

Let’s start with a little description about the undertaker. He is a mouse that carries a ruler and look for mice that lost their lives either to hunters or misfortunes. The undertaker measures the body size of a dead body and design a perfect fit coffin for it. Rumors says he is probably thousand years old and had made coffins for billions of dead mice. (Non-official description)

I had taken a few screenshots of the completed drawing from Jacob’s recording (the blurriness is due to the video quality, it’s on max already)

undertaker2undertakerThanks for reading AMHU guide’s Feedback Friday Art Edition Review. Subscribe the blog or like our facebook page to get updates on more MouseHunt news and FBF next week!

The live stream recording can be watched with the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/hitgrab/b/395918196
(This is only the first part of the video)

The list of all the videos is here:
http://www.twitch.tv/hitgrab/videos?kind=past_broadcasts

Happy Hunting!

[AMHU] Feedback Spoiler Friday Review April 12

April 12, 2013 2 comments

This week was tough and rough for MouseHunters and MouseHunt Devs, server was acting up since Wednesday. All the Devs had being sleeplessly working on getting it back up, so hold your rages and be patient and understanding. To further compensate the wait and frustration, FBF this week have tons of spoilers! YAY!

Server Issue Update

  • The server is being attacked by DDoS, to put it simple, it’s an bot attack that keep hitting certain pages over million and billion of times very frequently and cause the server to overload. If you want to know more about this google it up!
  • Devs are working on getting the server back up. In fact they are going to throw in the money to get the server security upgraded and the server should be back to normal in a couple of hours (from the time the FBF live stream was online)
  • PLEASE DON’T SPAM REFRESH ON THE MOUSEHUNT PAGE, it will cause more trouble for the server. Either wait till MouseHunt or AMHU fan page make an announcement or at most refresh once in 10 minutes to check if it’s back up. Thank you for your cooperation!

Upcoming Update Packages

Tournament Pack

  • Tournament Team leaders will gain the option to make their team open (public), so that hunters can simply self add themselves to the team without invitation, by just going to the team page and press “join”. 
  • Tournament Team Emblems are being worked on, these emblems will need to be “crafted”, where the leader can choose from ranges of symbols and background combinations drawn by Jacob.
  • More tournament updates are coming in a whole pack

Cool Tweaks Pack

  • Updates for inventory pages
    • adding tabs instead of all at one place
    • introducing groups and categories to be more organized

New Contents Pack

  • Ideas of new contents have been generated and worked on, prototypes were planned to be done next Wednesday (Seems like it’s not LG additional content, it’s something brand new!)

Mobile Pack

  • New features and updates on the mobile MouseHunt app will be coming soon, sadly due to the DDoS attack to the server, Dave had to put this aside and the progress is slowed. 

Treasure Pack

  • As promised and talked about before, new treasure maps with more challenging and fun features are already being worked on. The codes are done, but the contents are still lacking. 

Alright that’s it, be patient and show some love to the endless working Devs that try to fix the server for us!
If you want, the recorded video can be watched in the link below
http://en.twitch.tv/hitgrab/b/389882867
Happy Waiting!

[AMHU] Feedback Friday Review Mar 1st 2013

Question and Answers

Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are working on MH birthday
Q: Is MouseHunt headquarter a tea house or coffee house?
A: Art department is a Tea House and the Programming department is a coffee house
Q: Can we get accept and send option on gift claim page?
A: It’s available on the drop down page (menu/notification), we also wants it on the Gift Claim page as well. Due to the fact that we may need to change a bit of the layout so it might take a little while before it will be possible.
Q: No beer in MouseHunt?
A: Probably never will have beer in MouseHunt, just because Facebook has content rules. “Just imagine a beer trap”?, “We have a Living Garden why not a Beer Garden”? (Too bad those ideas won’t be possible)
Q: How many mice are right handed?
A: They are all right handed or two handed.
Q: Inspiration for Larry the Knight?
A: Larry was designed to be the only NPC, the helper. He was created to be an intro/text guy. Later on we adapted him to do a lot more roles and explain all the areas for the hunters. Later on we added the code to make him hunt, he is rich and a rule breaker guy with 97 million points and still a knight. As of the art it wasn’t base on anyone, it was all about the mustache.

Spoilers:

Next event coming up is MouseHunt Birthday

FBF Plans

Next week – Art FBF
Week after – Mobile FBF
Then week after – Art FBF again

Video Link
http://www.twitch.tv/hitgrab/b/372610341

AMHU Feedback Friday Review 8th June

Mailbag

Any of the Iceberg content that hasn’t been discovered yet? What is the alternative way of catching Living Salt? What is the Secret Tunnel?

  • Plans for all these will come very soon!

Sniper Mouse exist in Iceberg or it’s an overlook?

  • It was an overlook, he is only in the Shoreline.

Why does the update causing problems in the Mobile Website of MouseHunt?

  • It’s due to the JavaScript update the Dev made, as there are so many different types of browser out there, they could not make the site to fit them all. However as reports are being collected showing which type of browsers are having problems, fixes will be made.

Mousehunt crashing on Ipod Touch?

  • Dan had notice that Safari seems to be crashing a lot for other websites, so it could be the mobile browser issue, but the Devs will keep an eye out for it.

Any plans on adding the Gift & Supply baskets to the shops on Mousehuntgame.com for paypal payments?

  • Plans are underway and they also like to add other items you can donate for.

Any upcoming plans for tournament updates?

  • Current not at top priority, Devs would like to wrap up the Iceberg first and make sure it’s stable. The next tournament update will be quite big and requires the whole team.

Is it possible to increase journal size to 5 pages instead of 3?

  • The journals are the biggest data stored in the server, so to keep everything manageable it will be kept as 3 pages. Devs have an idea on how to increase it alternatively, but no plans are running at the moment.

Shout out!

  • The Dev announced they are looking for anyone living in the Toronto area to come down to the HitGrab office to have an interview to talk about MouseHunt. Keep in mind this is not exclusive for anyone in Toronto but if you are not in the area you can also apply. Preferably you must be around the Union station area in Toronto. Dev will decide by Monday and have you come in on that Wesdnesday.

*What will be the next coming update?

  • The Devs haven’t finish releasing all of Iceberg, so it will probably be the Iceberg.

RECORDED:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23166803

This is a summary of the catchy points of the recording, for all information of the FBF, check the recording from the link above!

Dex Akio

AMHU Feedback Friday Review May 4th

Mailbag

When will the new area come out?
– *Evil laughs*

Will there be new cheese for the new area?
-*Evil laughs continues* … Yes maybe

What is this “upgrade” mentioned in the news post?
– It was for upgrading the existing traps that are available in game  already (eg. Monstrobot, Sphynx etc), however there are no new traps currently you would need to get

Will the four new mice disappear once the new area is released?
– Sort of, but they won’t disappear entirely, eventually they’ll move to elsewhere and stays in one area. They are just scouts that are scouting all areas right now.

 How long did the update take to finish?
– It’s currently under fine tuning and developing still, but it’s on good progress. Base on this update Devs can then estimate how long it will take for future updates to be completed.

Is there data on the total missd mice count? How is it compared to catch count?
– Giorgio tried to get the data but it’s a very intensive query and Dan said it’s probably a bit more misses then catches.

 Which spring egg was looted the most?
– Michele has a guessing competition running right now on it
www.mousehuntgame.com/forum/showthread.php?66219

If you accidentally refunded a Papyrus base is it possible to get it back?
– Yes you should be, Devs checked many variables to determine if you should be getting more Papyrus and one of the those variables is having the base itself. Just make sure you are arming Artisan Charms, if it still didn’t work out, contact support!

When will the Monstro and Sphynx Wrath Champion skins be fixed?
– Devs have a fix for it at some point, but there is still a problem so haven’t being released yet. However it’s on the list along with the tournament base fix all these will come after the new content.

Could we have a button on the gift page that will allow hunters to send back the same gifts they have received?
– It’s a good idea and Devs have a few ideas for gifting but it will be after the release of the new content.
– Other ideas were:
-> Create a group to send a particular gift
-> Enable hunters to be able to have a wanted list

Having such a large collection of mice and traps suggests adding new ones becomes even harder. Do you have some in-house software,graphs or estimators to determine the strengths of mice,traps and other stuff?
–  They currently use a spreadsheet software from Apple called Numbers that allows them to easily calculate how powerful a mouse should be, how it would affect a certain group of hunters, how quickly hunters would get through events and many other things.
–  It helps in being able to estimate things to introduce into the game and reduces the amount of prototyping/beta testing needed.
–  If you go to danhulton.com there’s an article about using spreadsheets to help with game design.

Seeing as v2 had a 2yr lifespan are you planning a crazy new update with the game?
– The move to version 3 (v3) was a move to a proper (better) platform that allows them to easily change and fix things in the game so a huge update won’t be necessary.

Upcoming in the next Tournament update!

  • One of the things they want to include in the next tournament updates is to introduce team stats on the profile page.
  • So it would show how many trophies and badges the team collected as a whole, even if the captain got rid of everyone else in the team
  • One of the other ideas they are discussing is captains being able to leave their team without deleting the history of their team.
  • If it’s approved then hopefully they’ll be able to introduce that
    (Bear in mind this is still in planning and subject to change)
What happened to the other tournament types?

  • They’ve been busy with trying to release new content so they haven’t been able to go back to them.

 

Check out the recording if you are interested!

RECORDINGS
1: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22347392
2: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22347710

AMHU Feedback Friday Review March 16

March 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Happy St Patrick’s Day! GO GREEN! 😀

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How long  until what’s next?
When it’s done! We are currently working on some tournament updates and bug fixes.

Any update for St Patrick’s Day?
There will not be any price mice on the weekend, but there will be something gun.

Why was the Birthday Cake Kaboom just made LE before the event?
This is because what we decided to do is we release a new LE trap in each birthday event, so that you can collect very special trap each year which you can show that you were there for that year’s birthday event.

Any progression on the last 5 new location banner?
Jacob said he hasn’t done any yet.

Easter will be similar to last year?
Yes mostly the same, “the same thing” of fun excitement will be there!

Will the Living Garden require the highest rank to enter?
Yes, we can’t say what rank specifically but we try to fill up in the progress.

Will our eggs from last year’s Easter event be the same as this year?
Yes, mostly.

Why aren’t there tournament kits for seasonal garden?
We are planning to release new little kits to help you out in special areas.

Currently are there any new library assignments in the pipe line?
Currently no,  we might try to priorities it later.

 

Random Questions

How about this, egg seeds and random eggs grow up?
Probably not, the whole point of the event is for hunters to hunt down specific mice. So if we have random egg grown you might get your way around the challenge by getting lucky.

 Will there be a egg scoreboard shown?
Yes most likely, but it will be limited time only. It will be gone after the event.

 

This FBF Review is brought to you by AMHU Guide

Please check out the live recording if you are interested:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21144211

Bye! Happy Hunting!

 

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