The new feature of having to recharge haunted items means you have to try and put as many haunted items as possible in and around your house so you don't have to wait for items to recharge. Lucyvp867 has compiled a useful list of the haunted items, cost and time taken to recharge.
Lucyvp867 wrote:Paintings are definitely the way to go.
Fireplace = 7 LP = 10 minutes recharge
Skeleton = 60 LP = 10 minutes recharge
Haunted painting = 1 LP (x4) = 10 minutes recharge
Skeleton light = 4 LP = 10 minutes recharge
Nosferatu's Chamber = 6 LP = 10 minutes recharge
Chest drawer = $1,300 = 20 minutes recharge
Pumpkin light = $1,000 = 20 minutes recharge
Wilted flowers = $1,000 = 20 minutes recharge
Scarecrow = $7,500 = 20 minutes recharge
Haunted windows = $850 = 20 minutes recharge
Plagued statue = $10,000 = 20 minutes recharge
Haunted door = $1,500 = 20 minutes recharge
Bookcase = $200 = 30 minutes recharge
Table = $200 = 30 minutes recharge
Vampire chains = $180 = 30 minutes recharge
A tip from bmb_SFP is about making your house escape proof.
bmb_SFP wrote:I have a haunted house with all the items but will add in a few extra paintings I think. I have a row of conifers around the outside of the house which stop the ghosts being able to escape outside and run off up the road
Another tip from Lucyvp867:
Lucyvp867 wrote:I built a big square house with the center as a courtyard to put the scarecrow and the wilted flowers and anything else that can go outside. Make the halls huge so there is room to move around. I got the tip from here to circle the house with conifers (the small pine trees that take up one square). Put multiples of every haunted item in there, you will need it because some have 30 minute recharge times.
The only problem is? You have to be quick otherwise since the ghosts have nowhere to run outside? They will just sink into the floor and be gone. I've watched it happening when testing the house out.
I also stagger my hunters so I'm not dealing with accidental clicks on things/them while chasing those fast moving ghosts.
Like Lucy, I have made my Haunted House simple with 2 large rooms with plenty of room to move around. If you have difficulty catching the ghosts (especially the extra fast level 8 ones) I suggest that you choose a light plain colour for the flooring to make them easier to see. While it does detract from the haunted atmostphere of the house, I have found that it does help in seeing and catching the ghosts.
And nogard0 has a great tip on actually catching the ghosts. I used to play my game with volume off till I noticed the ghosts crying out when hit. Three cries and you know you have caught them!
nogard0 wrote:oh ... turn your volume up a bit ghosts cry out when hit ... 3 hits and they are caught. i wonder if one can tap,fast.
Levelling up in Ghost Hunting is (I think) the fastest of any hobby and thankfully they have kept it so for the higher levels as well. Levelling up at level 5->6, 6->7 and 7->8 is at 2% per hunt so it reaching level 8 in 12 days should be no problem if you spend time on it. Good luck with the Ghost Hunt!!