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First of all:
I made this guide because of all the neomail I get asking how I have achieved such high scores in Extreme Herder (I usually have one of the top 3 spaces.) I once scored 2685. Yes, really =P. My score is the highest ever for this game as far as I know. I do not use any form of cheat or trick, I'm just really good at that game. I usually score at least 1000 every time. With this guide, so will you. I've had many neomails telling me that they couldn't get anywhere near 250, but after reading my guide they were able to achieve scores of 300+.


Controls:
You use the arrow controls to move Samrin the Kacheek around the pen. You will need to use the Space bar from at least Level 11 onwards_ I have played Extreme Herder using a laptop keyboard and I could only score around 300, I found it extremely hard to use the controls because they're so flat, but to be fair - I don't ever use laptops so it might just be because I'm not used to it. For me; PC keyboards are much easier to use. You won't need to use a mouse at all during the game.


Tips:
  • Keep one of your hands on the space bar at all times.
  • Do listen to music, it sometimes helps you concentrate. But do not listen to music on the PC, otherwise you will get distracted with all the noises of the game. Use an iPod or another music device.
  • ALWAYS, always, always start above the top left corner of the pen.
  • Speed balls aren't always useful. I don't tend to use speed balls because I usually run into Balthazar with them.
  • When collecting petpets, try to keep as close to the side of the pen as possible, it saves time because its a shorter distance than going far all the way around the corners.
  • There is actually one cheat in this game, if you type freeze, it will temporarily freeze Balthazar. But I highly recommend NOT to use it. By the time you've typed it, you've lost a life.
  • If you need to have a break, there is no pause in this game. However, instead of putting the last petpet of the level in the pen, hold onto it. Balthazar will not go anywhere near you and the next level will not start untill the petpet you are holding gets put in the pen.
  • Bonuses are worth more the higher the level you are playing.
  • If you grab a speed ball right at the end of a level, you will still be fast for a little while at the beginning of the next level which is very useful.
  • Balthazar will never try to eat you. Only the petpets.
  • Samrin is faster than Balthazar.


    Level 1-10:
    During these levels you still have 1-4 gates. So you should not be able to lose any lifes. If you lose any more than 1 life between these levels, restart the game.


    Level 11+:
    This is where the game gets a little harder. The good thing is, if you can complete level 11 with all lives, then you should be fine because every level after level 10 is exactly the same. The only difference is the bonuses, they're worth more the higher the level. By level 23 (even if you only have 1 life left), you should have the avvie (as long as Balthazar did not eat a bonus petpet).




    (I am aware I made a spelling error in Balthazar.)
    Above is an example of level 11.

    1. Put the bonus petpet in the pen (since it's nearest.)
    2. Then the other angelpuss & the two doglefoxes ringed in red.
    3. By the time this is done Balthazar has headed towards the baba in the top right, go along the bottom of the pen, and get the baba, the freeze should still be there so grab that too.
    4. If the speed ball is still there, grab it and then put the last 2 petpets in the pen.
    And there you go, level finished and you shouldn't have lost a life.



    Hopefully I have helped you on your way to getting the Extreme Herder avvie, and maybe even a trophy!



    A Technique:
    Bear with me on this. I have spoken to other high scorers on Extreme Herder and we all seem to use a similar technique. I will try to explain, but it's very confusing and very complicated. Use a petpet as bait. You can use a petpet to lure Balthazar away from a group of petpets. That is the most important thing I can teach you about this game and the best technique to getting a high score.
    Eg. There's a group of 5+ petpets on the opposite side of the pen. Oh dear; looks like it's not possible to save them all? WRONG.
    What do you do?
    Grab a petpet that's nearer out of all of the petpets to Balthazar, take it down to the opposite side of the pen - press space to release it. And hopefully Balthazar will head for the one you have released and so giving you time to put the other four petpets safely in the pen.
    This is the only technique written up I've found like this. No stealing my ideas, thanks.


    FAQ:
    Will you get the Extreme Herder Avatar for me? NO WAY. Check the neorules.

    Do you use cheats/tricks? No. I wouldn't know how to cheat and even if I did, I wouldn't. I love playing Neopets and I wouldn't risk my account and pets and 3-4 years worth of playing for a trophy/avatar!

    GOSH! You're so mean, you ALWAYS have the top spot! Let someone else have a chance!!? I enjoy playing Extreme Herder and there are two other slots to get a Gold Trophy. I will always get a high score on this game because I love playing it and I'm good at it.

    Your guide really helped, can I link it? Of course you can! Please neomail me and tell me so if you have!

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