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  • ErisLordFree

    Wrapping Up

    October 5, 2015 by ErisLordFree

    I've completed what I wanted to get done--caught 100 of one of the Tarasques, silvered one of the others, and saved up 100 million coins. I spent the final day burning through over 20 days of time potion, making lacquer and catching salamanders to make more lacquer, and occasionally pausing to go after Oni Bangles to make Orichalcum.

    When I'd caught 50 of the Swamp Tarasques, I turned my attention to cash--I made a few more lacquer to go after Storsie, to push me that last few million to get 100. (I was hoping the game would last long enough to go after 1 billion, but alas, it was not to be.)

    Then I burned through over 200 wishing coins in Nanjing, getting the 500 coin achievement. I leave off with 3 wishing achievements unfinished, and the …

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  • Loobydotlu

    Hoarder's Legacy

    October 3, 2015 by Loobydotlu

    Potion Barn 600 Success Potions

    Bait Barn 138 Aburaage 3 Alluring Goat 5 Apple Pie 76 BBQ Chicken 153 BBQ Mutton 30 Bacon 139 Banana Bread 25 Banksia Nights 14 Barramundi 132 Beer 9 Bookworm 2 Bran Mash 106 Burgundy Lamb Shanks 42 Candle 116 Carrot Cake 22 Cherry Pie 6 Crab Cakes 8 Cut Emerald 49 Cut Garnet 38 Cut Ruby 1 Cut Sapphire 34 Cut Sardonyx 200 Cut Topaz 2 Dalecarlian Horse 271 Dandelion Tea 22 Disguised Chicken 37 Distilled Luck 1 Dragonfruit Juice 31 Duck Breast 114 Durian Bucket 14 Eau D'Orchid 24 Eel Sushi 45 Eels with Pie & Mash 87 Eggnog 51 Eucalyptus Leaves 19 European Pike 14 Fallen Shieldbearer 24 Fallen Warrior 30 Fish and Chips 18 Foxgloved Goat 19 Fried Egg 200 Frog 53 Frozen Sapphire 16 Fruit Basket Offering 3 Giant Bl…

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  • Mel Hood



    There are twenty new quests, a new trap, new recipes, and new achievements. If people would like more Banknotes, there is also a 75% off Banknotes and Coins sale, and the limit of videos watched that receive Banknotes has been increased as high as possible. If you missed out on a birthday cake you can also now purchase one.


    Hi guys,

    As you have read Here Be Monsters is coming to an end. It was a tough decision that the company had to make, but it is the right one. A lot of people here will be upset by the news, having spent a lot of time playing the game and living in this fantastical world that was created. There really aren’t other games out there like Here Be Monsters, which has this depth of story and a vast world where people could expl…




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  • ErisLordFree

    With new Quests coming after a loooong break, most of us haven't been spending time getting ready. While we don't know exactly what we'll need, we know there'll be a new trap and new monsters (the teaser pics are from Tarascon, so we can predit it'll be one or more of the tarasque dragons, which are only trappable there and at Cap de Nice).

    The three tarasques, Swamp, Dirt, and Shadow, are worth a LOT of money to catch... so the trap is going to be very expensive to build, and the bait will probably involve multiple kinds of loot. If you haven't caught up with all the quests yet, expect to ignore these until you have. (Don't worry, they'll still be around later, and by then, people will have worked the bugs out and come up with the best way…

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  • Mel Hood

    Black Friday 2014

    November 24, 2014 by Mel Hood


    It's that time of year again!


    BLACK FRIDAY WEEK! It's time for a massive holiday season sale in! Check the in game store for massive discounts on BARNS, WORKSHOPS, and DECORATIONS.

    Get your bargains NOW → http://bit.ly/1di1Oi0


    The FanPage promises up to 90% off. Let's brake these fabulous prices down...


    Factories - (up to 88% off)
    • Salt Pit Blueprint - 39
    • Animal Houses - 19 75 % to 88% off!!
    Storage - (up to 43% off)
    • Barns and/or storage buildings - 39 33% to 43% off
    • Butterfly Greenhouse - 69 30 % off
    Workshops (up to 53% off)
    • Preparation Table - 59 46% off
    • Brewery Blueprint - 69 53% off
    Decorations - (up to 90% off)

    Prices ranging between 1 and 49 , be careful.. some of these items can be bought in bundles for coins or crafted. *wink wink*

    Specials
    • B…




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  • Mel Hood


    We had an update yesterday with some new items and a new questline called The Hunter of Booty! It ends with a special achievement, Pirate Chest, and Title.


    Can be found here: Release Notes - 14th November - Pirates Ahoy!

    Pirates Ahoy - New Quests!

    There be a new pirate on the scene... a real pirate apparently, and not some 'jumped-up fisherman'. Players who have hit level 32 should head over to the Secret Pirate Island of Mona and investigate. By the sound of things he's in the need of a seasoned Treasure Hunter!

    New Recipe!

    Pirates not only enjoy Rum, but are partial to Grog on occasion too. It's an acquired taste...

    New Achievements!

    There are a few secret achievements in there...

    New Decorations!

    For all you would-be pirates, there is a new deco…



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  • Loobydotlu

    Quick Guide to the DQs

    November 4, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    I still love the DQs but I'm hopeless at remembering which bait/trap/location combo is best for each one so I've made this quicky guide so I don' have to go hopping all over the wiki & almanac every day

    NB If the location is not required by the DQ I've used CuCN's favourite locations here: http://herebemonsters.wikia.com/wiki/User:CuCN/Favorite_Locations -a fantastic resource which I use all the time!


    DQ Monster Trap Bait Location Loot needed
    A Touch of Nimbostratus... Pegasus Hoverclaw Pure Ambrosia Eleusis

    Cryptid Capture

    Serpent's Shedding
    It Ain't Easy Chimera Thunderdome Giant Chicken Skewer Payas

    One egg short of a dozen

    Giant Egg
    Pick up sticks Wolpertinger Snapper Trapper Banana Bread Bavarian Forests Nesting Twigs
    Ruby, Ruby, Rub…






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  • ErisLordFree

    With the new achievement for butterfly collecting, many folk will be visiting places with several kinds of butterflies and rounding up everything they can find, over and over, until either they get tired of clicking or run out of Watermelon Juice. If you want to do so efficiently—going to the fewest number of places, and within those options, the larger places that let you zoom out for easy butterfly-catching—here’s a guide to where they can be found with the fewest overlaps.



    Location Butterfly # at Loc
    2 - 10
    8
    8
    8
    4
    4
    4
    4
    4
    4
    4
    4
    2
    7
    7
    7
    7
    7
    7
    4
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    7
    7
    6
    8
    8
    9
    9
    9
    9
    9
    9
    9
    9

    Leopard Lacewing is only found at Xishuangbanna – so while you’re there, you might as well stock up on the 8 other butterflies that will be cluttering up your backpack, which means you’ll want…












































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  • Loobydotlu

    Atlantis

    September 13, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    In the Pearl Necklace quest we get to meet the delightful Princess Kimmy, and she mentions her sisters in Atlantis! I would be so excited to get Atlantis as a new location, but where would it be? And how much energy would it take to get there?

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  • Loobydotlu

    Droopy Ceibo

    September 12, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    I think somebody needs to go round and water the Ceibo Trees, the blossom is falling, LOL!


    I really hope they go back as they were soon, don't much fancy updating photos for all the all the Ceibo locations, still not round all the Silver Birch locations yet! :)

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  • Loobydotlu

    Shi Shi

    August 29, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    In the In Case of Emergency quest, Leona tells your folk that legend has it that the Shi Shi (Lion Statues) were once alive, and in Better Never Than Late Zhong Kui brings them back to life and has them under his command - all the Lion Statues have come to life!


    I've had a little trip round China and MOST of the Shi Shi are missing! They have disappeared from:

    • Chaohu Lake
    • Changzhi
    • Daliangzihe Forest
    • Lancang River
    • Libo Karst
    • Qinghai Lake
    • Wuwei
    • Zhongnan Mountain
    • Akakura Shrine


    But they are still there at:

    • Ganhe River
    • Nanjing
    • Nanyue
    • Tai Shan


    Have you spotted any more missing Shi Shi?

    I really can't wait for the next quests, I hope we get to start trapping Yin Shishi and Yang Shishi soon , as they are made of Stone and Jade, I wonder what their baits will be?




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  • Booboisie

    I have somehow managed to plant this on my homestead and need it back to finish a quest.... Any ideas?

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  • Loobydotlu

    Going for Gold

    July 24, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    I now have my gold trophy for 51 monsters (so not included here)

    This table is for me to work out how much bait I need to make to get gold trophies for all monsters O M G

    18/03/2015 The end is in sight (of making baits at least, I still have A LOT of trapping to do!)

    UPDATE: Golded all the monsters except the Tarasques. Part of me didn't want to trap any Tarasques so I could have all gold, but I wanted to finish the quests more. So sad it's ending......

    I made it because SOMEBODY in our house threw away my paper notes....


    Monster Bait Monster Trapped in DQs trapped needed bait made bait needed Building Need Trap
    Adventurer's Torch Bunyip
    13 87 91 DONE Workshop

    Alluring Goat Bigfoot
    7 93 96 DONE Workshop

    Baijiu Jorogumo
    42 58 71 DONE Workshop

    BBQ…




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  • Loobydotlu

    These items were removed from the Nanjing wishing well in the July 23, 2014 Update

    Gold

    • Chicken Fried Rice
    • Inarizushi
    • Kung Pao Pork
    • Satay Noodles
    • Yabbie Chowder
    • Leafy Karate Pants
    • Success Potion
    • Futon Couch
    • Lanternbox
    • Shimmer Seed
    • Bundle of 5 Baozi
    • Bundle of Major Success
    • Gold Feather
    • Starium Extract
    • Pure Ambrosia

    Silver

    • Shellfish Lure
    • Aburaage
    • Hot and Sour Soup
    • House of Li Baozi
    • Mega Beef Bowl
    • Noodles
    • Garlic
    • Leafy Karate Top
    • Red Lanterns
    • Bundle of Minor Success
    • Bundle of Salt
    • Fish Hooks
    • Green Lure

    Bronze

    • Bacon
    • Raw Beef
    • Chicken Fillets
    • Coconut Milk
    • Bag of Rice
    • Salt
    • Pile of Books 1
    • Pile of Books 2
    • Fish Hooks
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  • Loobydotlu

    Lancashire Hotpot

    July 21, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    In the latest release Lancashire Hotpot was added as a recipe and if you look closely at the Almanac you will see a lovely tribute to star of Coronation Street, Betty Driver.

    If you are not familiar with Coronation Street, Betty was the barmaid whose Lancashire Hotpot was famous.

    Betty died in 2011 and her portrait hangs in the Rovers Return pub and can still be seen in the soap. I love it that the devs are Corrie fans!

    Perhaps we can expect Weatherfield to appear on the map next!

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  • Mndarrr


    We had a big update yesterday with a ton of new items and a new questline called Become the Chef of Steel! As always, it ends with a special achievement and a spectacular coveted trophy as a decorative prize.

    The devs added a new crop, Black Pepper, but it doesn't look like we need it in anything yet. There are currently no recipes or quests that require this item, so for now players are just growing it to add to a stockpile for the future.

    We saw the release of a new monster - the Fenghuang. This monster needs the Da Vinci Rockets trap and a handful of new alchemy baits based off the new Morning Dew item.

    In addition, we saw a brand new 'fish', the Abalone snail! There are a handful of new recipes with the abalone that are required for the n…


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  • Loobydotlu

    As I've just used up all my Rainbow Lures catching sharks, I thought I'd do a little experiment to try and find a good place to catch Danube Clouded Yellow butterflies. Hortobagy Puszta is the but I've never had much luck catching them there. Dacian Fortresses, Mount Arlan, Sandomierz Valley and Zengo are all mentioned in the comments on the Danube Clouded Yellow page, so I caught 40 total butterflies at each location and here are my results:




    Danube Clouded Yellow Southern Festoon Monarch Peacock Eastern Festoon False Apollo Great Nawab Southern Swallowtail Total
    Dacian Fortresses 10 14 7 7
    - - - 40
    Hortobagy Puszta 4 14 11 11
    - - - 40
    Mount Arlan 8 6 5 - 6 8 7 8 40
    Sandomierz Valley 8 8 17 7
    - -
    40
    Zengo 11 14 8 7
    - - - 40


    • I p…









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  • ErisLordFree

    Bait + Trap Values

    June 21, 2014 by ErisLordFree

    The question came up, on the forums, of how a trap with bars, combined with a bait of bars, had a trap rate of only . The explanation was offered that the bars showing were "bars below 8," and a rating of -1 and -2 would of course combine to -3, or 5 bars.

    That's a reasonable enough explanation--except it's not how they all work. I gathered some numbers. A trap of 8 bars, with a bait of 6 bars, can have a trap rate of 6 to 8, depending on... factors that players can't see. Location can make a difference, but does not usually. In some cases, different bait rates give the exact same total trapping chance.



    Monster Bait Bars Trap Bars Total Bars
    Redhead Mermaid


    Rompo


    Indigo Peluda


    Wolpertinger


    Vegetable Lamb
    (Chengdu) (Mount Binaud)

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  • ErisLordFree

    This is mostly a catchall post for noting what's been changed so we can edit the wiki as we have time to catch up.

    3 new traps: Genin Trap, Jounin Trap, Chuunin Trap, which look like updated versions of the Genin. Jounin seems to be the most advanced, but that's not quite clear yet. Bunch of parts for those, most of which are still secret because nobody's gotten there yet.

    7 monsters released: Centaur Scout, Centaur Archer, Centaur Warrior; Aurora Valkyrie, Storm Valkyrie; Baykok Warrior, Baykok Chief. They probably all need stats and flavor text updated along with baits & traps added; the Scout changed a lot from the unreleased version.

    Baits for all those. Lots of baits; some ingredients changed on existing foods. New crop item: Eggplant. (…

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  • Mel Hood

    iPad Basics

    June 10, 2014 by Mel Hood


    Since the iPad release going world-wide last week, we've had a tons of questions. We thought it might be about time to write up a how-to guide that explains a few of the basics. You can find the iPad FAQs on the HBM Forum, : The AMAZING iPad FAQs  



    To collect butterflies, you'll need to run up close to them until you see the "Catch" button appear above them, then click the button.


    Need help not listed here? Have a suggestion? Click on the comment button and drop us a line. (^◡^)

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  • Mndarrr

    May 27, 2014 Update

    May 27, 2014 by Mndarrr

    The developers released an update to the game today that mainly deals with minor visual changes, most notably the Shop purchasing screen appearance. Aside from this change, the devs have moved the A true Artisan Achievement and Master of all Achievement out of the "Homestead" section in the Almanac and made them secret achievements.


    The devs have added several layers of categories to the shop. Without commenting on their ease of use, all the items have been dropped into these subcategories with additional subcategories. I think the intention was to allow us to locate items easier for purchasing, but there is a strain for players trying to sell items and being unable to find them.

    Additionally, they have removed the information box about item…


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  • ErisLordFree

    Sometime soon, there'll be another quest line. We don't even have any hints about it--no idea whether it's likely to be a continuation of the Nanjing lines, focused on Du Ping or maybe the Chef of Steel contest, or some new European quest, or maybe the opening of another major city. But I'm caught up on replacing the supplies I wore down during the last quests, and I did some work on my Trapping Achievements and trophy-hunting. I want to be prepared for the next quest, not caught off-guard like the last one (12 red hair! Eeep!), so now that I have a bit of downtime, I'm planning ahead.

    I have the Dragonscale Backpack, and a Barn#Fabulous Barn, so I have plenty of space to store everything I want. If I didn't have those, I'd make a more pare…

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  • Mndarrr

    We've had a big batch of new buildings released with the May 7th update and realized the way we were displaying them needed a little work. So to bring things up to speed with the rest of the wiki, we created a special template that allows us to display building materials needed for construction. We were able to use the Crafting box as a sample, but here is the brand new Homestead Building template.


    The template page I linked above has some more details on how it works if you're interested in seeing it in action, but it should work the same way as our Crafting template. The main difference is that you construct buildings right on your homestead instead of putting them together in a workshop.

    Since we've got so many new buildings (and we're li…


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  • ErisLordFree

    I decided to craft a Wedding Cake, mostly to see how difficult it would be, and partially because they're worth over 6000 . Hey, new fast money-making gimmick! (Probably not. It takes too many backpack slots for low-level players, and takes too long to bother for everyone else. The newest make-money-fast trick is mining for Jade or Cinnabar.) So, without having to jump between almanac listings or wiki pages, here's the breakdown for Wedding Cake:

    5 Strawberry Fondant

    • 2 Sugar = 10 Sugarcane
    • 1 Water
    • 5 Strawberries

    5 Lemon Cake (made in batches of 2)

    • 5 Lemons
    • 1 Cow's Milk
    • 1 Flour = 5 Wheat
    • 2 Chicken Egg
    • 2 Sugar = 10 Sugarcane

    5 Spice Cakes (made in batches of 3)

    • 1 Flour = 5 wheat
    • 3 Cinnamon
    • 1 Ginger
    • 1 Raisins = ½ batch of:
      • 5 Purple Grapes
    • 1 Honey

    5 Buttercream

    • 3 …
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  • Mndarrr


    We had a big update on April 23rd that introduced two new monsters, a new homestead building, new trap, new loot, and two brand new quest lines in the Nanjing series! In addition to all the new items, we saw a handful of changes to older items like the pricing of Red Cabbage and the recipe yield for some of the paint.


    The new quest lines, Engineering Excellence Quest Line and Ghosts of the Past Quest Line, begin after The Oni Way to Find Out is to Try. You must help Bashak prepare to build the brand new Razzle Dazzler trap and save Du Ping.

    The new monsters Jorogumo and Baldanders can be trapped with the new trap. The Jorogumo drops an interesting loot item called Silken Cocoons. You can take these to your Homestead and place them on the gro…



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  • Loobydotlu

    Since we need so much Fiery Hair for the Razzle Dazzler, I've been trapping a lot of Redheads (Redhead Selkie, Redhead Mermaid & Banksia Pixie) but noticed their bait are off. They match up in the wiki and the almanac but when placed in a trap are different.


    Almanac & Wiki

    Banksia Pixie

    • Banksia -
    • Banksia Nights -

    Redhead Selkie

    • Atlantic Cod -
    • Pearl -
    • Catfish Tuscany -

    Redhead Mermaid

    • Eels with Pie & Mash -
    • Cherry Pie -
    • Roast Guppy -


    Actual

    Banksia Pixie

    • Banksia -
    • Banksia Nights -

    Redhead Selkie

    • Atlantic Cod -
    • Pearl -
    • Catfish Tuscany -

    Redhead Mermaid

    • Eels with Pie & Mash -
    • Cherry Pie -
    • Roast Guppy -


















    Any ideas?

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  • Mndarrr

    There was a 'holiday' game update on April 15th that added a new quest line to the end of The Great Egg Hunt Quest Line with Claudia and the Wolpertinger Eggs. The quests have you hopping around the world, starting with A Burrowed Frau, and handing out the lost Wolpertinger Eggs.


    This is going to be a permanent feature of the game, and will activate when you complete the final quest in the Great Egg Hunt quest line. For a complete list of all the new quests and items, see the Update April 15, 2014 category page.


    We've seen a host of changes around HBM over the last few weeks and the most notable is the changes to game chat. The developers surprised everyone and took down the chat over the past weekend, and when it returned players were able …



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  • Mndarrr


    We had a new update today that included the new Jade Dragon monster, the Jade Storm Trap, and a handful of new quests that involved cooking and trapping! The Chef of Steel Trophy has been stolen from Nanjing and Mrs Wong sends you on a mission to find it. There is a special, though short, appearance from Trapper Andrew and a hilarious Loved Up Vegetable Lamb that does nothing but emote hearts and Lick things. The quests start with the True Detective quest and end with the A Lesson In Comedy Achievement.

    Two new mining locations opened up in Dagze Lake and Rio Motagua for the brand new Jade Mine! We can use Rough Jade for a variety of different things, including to craft stronger bait for the Jade Dragon and various components for the Jade S…


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  • Mndarrr

    Template Madness

    March 23, 2014 by Mndarrr

    We've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work on fixing up the wiki's navigation and general appearance.


    The biggest news is the new recipe crafting template! It took quite a while to work out all the little kinks in it, but I'm happy to announce that we have a new template! You can read more about how the template works over on our Crafting template page. But here's how it looks!


    | ing1name = Apple | ing1num = 10 | ingredient2 = | ing2name = Sugar | ing2num = 1 | ingredient3 = | ing3name = | ing3num = | ingredient4 = | ing4name = | ing4num = | ingredient5 = | ing5name = | ing5num = | makes = 2 | time = 5 min | successRate =

    }}


    To add the template, we need …




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  • Loobydotlu

    Monster Bait Table

    March 2, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    Yippee!

    It's finished!

    I've moved it across to: http://herebemonsters.wikia.com/wiki/Monster_Bait_Table

    Let me know if it's useful!

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  • Whitemommabear

    creep trees

    March 2, 2014 by Whitemommabear

    what happens when you dont know you were supposed to save the creep trees and thought they were ugly and chopped them all down and the stumps?  Is there a place to find and get another one?

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  • Tl swift

    Suggestion

    February 26, 2014 by Tl swift

    Is there somewhere or can a list be created of Baits? Like the spead sheets we have already regarding  monsters a list of all baits and what monster or fish they catch.

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  • Goldmel

    Crafting time not listed?

    February 24, 2014 by Goldmel

    I was looking at the items needed to get the Artisan of the Elements Achievement and I noticed that none of the five items listed had the crafting time listed.  Where you craft it, what you can use it for and the sell price are all listed...but the time it takes to craft items is not.  I checked some other items and some of them had the crafting time listed, but in the text, not in the information box that surrounds the item image.  Why not put that information in the info along with the sell price and other stats?  Along with the quantity each recipe makes, too...that information is not in the info box either, and the quantity made in each batch doesn't seem to be listed even in the text for a bunch of crafting items.


    I'd like to edit the it…


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  • Goldmel

    Hard to make useful friends

    February 17, 2014 by Goldmel

    Why do so few HBM players list their homestead in their speech bubble?  It's not possible to know if you want to send a friend request to someone if you don't know where their homestead is, because free travel is the most important thing a HBM friend provides.  Even if they never come and fertilize, or if they're not on often and so rarely reply to requests, a useful travel spot is a useful travel spot.

    I understand if it's someone with a FULL friend list who wants to avoid new requests, but other than that, shouldn't EVERYONE have their homestead location listed in their Folk profile?

    I did see a speech bubble today that said "Because thou art crunchy." and it made me laugh...but it didn't do anything to let me know if I should send him/her…

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  • Paulaorme

    Mrs Wong's Steel Quest

    February 14, 2014 by Paulaorme

    What do I need to do to accomplish this quest?

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  • Mndarrr

    We have a new seasonal update today that brings in the Love Week decorations and other items. The devs added a few new achievements and some decorations to honor the holiday week.

    We can now gift each other with Love Letters that can be ground up and made into Anti-Love Cake or used to make regular Love Cake again! Remember this is a seasonal item so it will only be available to gift for a limited time!

    With those two cooking recipes, we also have a brand new one for Candy Floss! And if you happen to make 10 of them you can get the brand new Don't Forget to Floss Achievement! We also have several secret achievements, including the Love is in the air Achievement and the Strong and Independent Achievement.

    To make browsing for the seasonal item…

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  • Loobydotlu

    Collecting Monster Bait

    February 7, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    OK, my maths isn't great but here's my list of things I'll need to collect out in the world to make my 20 of each top Monster Baits:

    • 200 Bluebell
    • 270 Bistort
    • 200 Bird of Paradise
    • 280 Red Poppy
    • 200 Durian
    • 20 Bamboo
    • 20 Dandelion
    • 35 Banksia
    • 90 Stinging Nettle
    • 35 Orchid
    • 50 Lavender
    • 60 Lemon
    • 142 Wild Ginger
    • 20 Cinnamon
    • 40 Mango Tree Sap
    • 100 Ghost Chili Pepper
    • 20 Stone
    • 20 Monarch
    • 120 Pine Tree

    Plus I'll have to mine until I get 10 each of Rough Ruby, Rough Emerald and Rough Sapphire and 20 Newt

    GULP!

    Edit: Well I did say my maths wasn't great and I've adjusted some of my numbers (A LOT!) This "quest of my own making" was going OK, until Valentines! I had to stop asking for golden hair and success potion as gifts and get my 200 love letters instead, so now I've run ou…

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  • Loobydotlu

    Fish for Monster Bait

    February 6, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    The fish (and lures) I'll need for my Monster Bait challenge

    • 20 Crab - Roast Crab - Worm or Monarch Caterpillar
    • 20 Atlantic Cod - Fish and Chips - Blue Lure
    • 10 Rock Bass - Pan Fried Bass - Blue Lure
    • 10 Salmon - Salmon Crepes - Red Lure
    • 20 Eel - Eels with Pie & Mash
    • 20 Catfish - Catfish Tuscany - Yellow Lure
    • 21 European Perch - Wine Roasted Perch - Blue Lure
    • 10 Redbelly Piranha - Nightmare Soup - I burned through 100 Cricket catching these!
    • 10 Yabbie - Yabbie Chowder - Green Lure
    • 40 Pelican Eel - Selkie Lure
    • 10 Orange Guppy
    • 10 Blue Guppy

    Luckily I got enough guppies and eels as a side catch while getting my piranhas and crabs!

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  • Loobydotlu

    Making Monster Bait

    February 6, 2014 by Loobydotlu

    Now all the excitement of the Suddenly, Ninjas! quest is over I need something to keep me occupied so I've set myself the task of making 20 of each of the top bait for each monster that is currently trappable so I'm all set for all eventualities when the next quest is released.

    I'm working on a list of which top baits are made in the campfire, lab or workshop so that I've got them all working busily.

    Top monster baits made in the campfire:

    • Ahool - Durian Bucket
    • Bird of Ares - Roast Crab
    • Blonde Mermaid - Fish and Chips
    • Blonde Selkie - Pan Fried Bass
    • Chimera - Giant Chicken Skewer
    • Dandelion Pixie - Dandelion Tea
    • Drop Bear - Vegemite Sandwich
    • Forest Wyvern - Roast Beef
    • Ginger Peluda - Gingerbread Man
    • Gnome - Roast Potatoes
    • Green Goblin - Roast Squash
    • Gul T…
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  • Camalicious

    Baking A Bakers Brioche

    February 3, 2014 by Camalicious

    Progress: 15/18

    Just Baked: Pear Pie

    Up Next: Corn Bread -waiting on corn to grow-

    Whats left: Corn Bread & Spice Cakes

    Dreading: Spice Cakes.

    Not only do Spice Cakes call for Cinnamon that I don't have the room to have stored, but they also call for Raisins which can only be obtained from Purple Grapes after 18 hours.

    What made this Achievement easy in the long run? Stock piling up on Pastry, and having multiple different kinds of fruit trees on my homestead.

    What made it difficult?  The fact that I am incredibly impatient.

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  • Tammie evans
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  • Mndarrr


    We have a big update that carries on the Nanjing quest series!! In addition to the new quests, we have a special treasure hunt for the Chinese New Year. The New Year items will only be available for a limited time, to see the details you can check out the Red Envelope page.

    The devs have introduced a handful of new characters for us to enjoy, and brought back Leona, Bashak, and Eddie to help us combat the spreading corruption from our brand new base of operations in Chengdu! We start the new quest line with Recap with Bashak and can get the Suddenly, Ninjas! Achievement.

    The new Big Bang Trap will help us trap the Oni monster and get the Oni Bangle loot item. There are a number of new items surrounding this new monster and building the trap …


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  • Helifino

    Tables! Tables! Tables!

    January 22, 2014 by Helifino

    I decided it would be nice to be able to focus on crafting a few certain food items near yet under my max energy, so I decided it would be nice to have a table to reference... So, a bit of searching finds me the Energy page has just such a table, but that it's out of date. A few items are missing, and others have altered details. I went ahead and added/adjusted the items I currently have in my inventory, but it's a pretty darned big table. Feel free to join in, if you also find such a thing useful.

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  • Mel Hood

    We’ve introduced a brand new species of Monster - the Roc. (Tawny Roc, Crow Roc, Galah Roc) There are now three of this fearsome avian species on the loose for you to catch. You might find it a little difficult so there’s also a…


    Your current Trap arsenal might not be up to scratch when it comes to catching these new monsters, so prepare to upgrade your Da Vinci Wings to the Da Vinci Rockets. This new improved version of the Da Vinci Wings will give you the firepower you need to bring these beasts down.


    You’ll want to make room in your Backpacks (and stomachs) for our new Recipes and Craftables. There’s a wide range on offer, from Shark's Fin Soup to a brand new Dinner Table to eat it on. So get filling up your Almanac now!


    Speaking of fillin…




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  • Linm1

    first post!

    January 16, 2014 by Linm1

    My first post, don't really know what to say. I come home and get on the game, after everything else is done of course. I love this game though and i look forward to contributing furth to help other players.

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  • Mel Hood

    12/30/2013: We have some changes to the "New Beginning" :P

    The fb version and the new web version are the same. Changes are marked with

    • Forage Up Some Grub
    • First Fish ??
    • Fly Fishing
    • Keepy Guppy
    • He Really Likes Crates, Doesn't He?
    • Testing the Waters
    • Warm Like... Cherry Pie?
    • What, A Tart?
    • Something Fishy
    • Moustachio Matters
    • The Little Mermaid
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  • Mel Hood


    Davey's Back!

    Davey the Fisherman’s quests have been expanded, and he’s ready to share some of his mysterious past with you — prepare for a chilling tale of piracy on the high seas, with plenty of twists and turns. This contains 15 new quests for you to tackle, and will start you off on the mystery of Davey and his pirate crew… These quests expand upon the existing Davey storyline, and are available to all players, so older players who’ve met Davey before may find the start of the questline a little familiar.


    Davey’s quests will lead you to a brand new Fishing Rod, the Shockwave Rod! Stronger than the Gnomish Rod, this will make a fearsome addition to your arsenal.

    You can read more about it here on the HBM Forum here: news from HBM


    There are …





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  • Helifino

    Tricky, tricky..

    January 2, 2014 by Helifino

    I discovered a quick trick that we probably shouldn't use, but I did anyway.

    Works a treat, as long as the page doesn't get moved. 

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  • Helifino

    New Davey quest chain

    January 2, 2014 by Helifino

    After completing The Blue Robin Tweets, I got a new quest from Davey, A Reel Rod. However, the line I got was different than the one attached to that quest, so perhaps it is old?

    Next I received the quest Fish eat fish world and now I'm on to Fishy fun... I'll start adding there.

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  • Mel Hood

    Happy Frost Fayre to all Trappers!

    First up, thank you to everyone who has played Here Be Monsters this year, and especially those who have supported us by making any purchase. We appreciate it and without you we wouldn’t be able to continue building this game we love.

    The team will mostly be on holidays next week, and before we go I wanted to write up my last Producer’s Notes for the year and fill you in on what we’ve been up to, and what’s coming next!

    2013 has been a year full of hard work, hard changes and getting HBM ready for more players. Again, thank you to everyone who has played this year, provided feedback (even when it was in ALL CAPS), helped other Trappers out and especially been patient with changes to the game and long waits f…





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