February 14, 2022

The Recycling Center

Hello Collectors!

We’re adding a new mechanic into WallaBee’s backend that will help with performance while bigger things are worked on. We’re calling this mechanic “The Recycling Center,” because that’s pretty much what it is. Let’s get into the details.

Recycling

You will now have a chance to send your recycled item to The Recycling Center, where it can be reused for other things in WallaBee. Don’t worry, you can still recycle items to faraway places, but now there’s a chance you’re not littering. 😉

Unique Items will not go to The Recycling Center unless placed there by Staff.

Foraging/Purchasing

All items found in the game release in numerical order, with the exception of things found from the Mixerpool, where you can find previously created items. The Recycling Center is very similar to the Mixerpool, giving items that were previously created, but without the need for Mixers. How do you access The Recycling Center (TRC)? We’re glad you asked.

Let’s say there are 10 older Bearded Lady items in TRC. When a player purchases a Bearded Lady or foraging one, instead of making the next-in-line number, the game will check to see if there is a Bearded Lady in TRC first. If there is, you’ll receive one from TRC instead of the newest number. The number of Bearded Lady items in TRC is now at 9. Once all 9 of those items have been removed from TRC, next-in-line numbers will begin issuing again.

Item Drops will still occur like normal.

Refills

Since recycling items has a chance to add an item into TRC, how are other ways items will appear there? We’re glad you asked!

Items will also be manually added to TRC by Staff, similar to the Mixerpool, from items in Limbo. This means that there are chances to find some very low numbered items from all points in WallaBee’s history from TRC!

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December 21, 2021

3.1.1 Release Notes

Hello Collectors!

WallaBee’s next minor update is rolling out as we speak! Here are some quick notes to read through while you wait for the update to reach your app store of choice.

Profile Borders

Are you confused how to tell players and Staff apart? Maybe there’s too many BeeKeepers to memorize and a quick indicator would help differentiate them! We’ve added some new borders around profile pictures to help distinguish who you’re having a conversation with.

  • Staff: Blue
  • BeeKeepers: Gold
  • Memorial Accounts: Purple

Hide Closed Forums

If you only want to see forum posts that are currently open, you can toggle the view of closed posts. This can really help you focus on active conversations! This setting preference is saved locally on your device, requiring you to toggle it again if another device is used.

  • settings>profile settings>hide closed forums

Item Variants Indicator

Many more items in WallaBee are releasing with variants, so it would definitely be helpful to know which items have them! You can now find this information in your collection, once you’ve saved that type of item.

 

Removed Market Cap

Have some rare items that just aren’t trading for what you’d like in the forums, but don’t want to give it up for 50k honeycombs? Now you can sell it in the Market for whatever you would like. In fact, there’s a #1 from a Staff member right now!

Other Notable Changes

  • Adjusted layout to better accommodate certain devices.
  • Home screen now shows accurate information (notifications, honeycombs, etc.).
  • Fixed an issue with prestige item buttons locking up sometimes.
  • Various other bug fixes.
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May 17, 2021

Benson Hits The Open Sea

Hello Collectors!

It’s been a few years since Benson’s last adventure, but he’s ready to set sail for adventure once again! Get ready for another community-building set, Benson Down The Hatches!

Backstory

Benson has found himself wrapped up with a pirate crew. Being a lowly Scallywag, he doesn’t have much pull with the more seasoned pirates. In order to prove himself as a true Buccaneer, he needs to find himself some treasure! Of course, one doesn’t just come upon treasure, it must be discovered by uncovering clues. Can you help Scallywag Benson on his quest?

Gameplay Specifics

  • Scallywag Benson has begun his adventure at The Pink Transcendental Cloud.
  • Trade Scallywag Benson with others as clues become available in order to uncover new clues.
  • When Scallywag Benson follows clues to new locations, the next clue will become available within 72 hours.
  • Scallywag Benson’s appearance will change when the next clue has been found.
  • Leave Scallywag Benson at the new location until his appearance changes, indicating his search for clues was successful.
    • Removing him too soon could mean a longer wait to uncover the next clue.
  • Scallywag Benson needs to always be on the move. His crew-mates aboard the Flying Dutchman will pick him up if he:
    • Gets stuck in someone’s Pouch for 2 days.
    • Stays at a location for longer than a week.
  • Scallywag Benson would love to meet as many people as possible, so please share him with others. Just be sure his side-quests don’t interrupt his chance to become a real pirate!
  • Scallywag Benson cannot be locked, sold, recycled, or saved to set.

Due to the nature of real world events and how this set releases items, new items may be available very quickly, or take a while to become available. GPS spoofing will be taken very seriously, so don’t do it. This set will be available to complete without any real world traveling required. Scallywag Benson #1 will hold the memory of his travels.

Any additional questions, comments, concerns? Email: support@wallabeegame.com

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May 11, 2021

WallaBee NFT

Hello Collectors,

Today is an exciting day in WallaBee history, but not as exciting as May 20th will be! WallaBee is extending our reach to other collecting communities online by releasing some limited NFTs on OpenSea.io!

What are NFTs? We’ll get to that in a moment, but if you’re unfamiliar with the term, they’re digital collectibles that belong to YOU!

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. These tokens authenticate the legitimacy of collectibles that cannot be verified in other ways. NFTs can be artwork, mp3s, video clips, etc. They get saved to a crypto wallet, such as MetaMask, so you can keep track of them and keep them safe. In order to view your NFT collection, just connect your crypto wallet to an NFT marketplace like OpenSea.io!

NFTs can be given, purchased, sold, or auctioned on various platforms, but we’re deciding to sell 100 special edition versions of WallaFigs on OpenSea.io. Each NFT has unlockable content for a free Build-A-Unique in-game item in WallaBee. Players will have normal BAU distribution rights, with the exception of a max distribution of 100.


You don’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity to get a WallaBee NFT!
To ensure you’re prepared, we have outlined some details so you will be ready.

  • Release Date: May 20th, 2021 @ 20:00:00 UTC
  • All NFTs will be sold at 0.01 ETH
  • Create an account on OpenSea (requires a crypto wallet, like MetaMask)
  • Ensure your crypto wallet has ETH (transfer from another wallet or from a bank/credit card)
  • Have enough for the NFT + Gas Fees (Moving NFTs on the blockchain takes Gas Fees)
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February 11, 2021

WallaBee is (almost) 9!

Hello Collectors,

Can you believe it? We’re almost a decade old! Time to kick things into high gear with some celebrating!

This weekend kicks off Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and our 9th birthday on the 16th! Here are some fun things we’re doing to highlight these occasions.

  • Year 1 items in Retrobee store.
    • 00:01 UTC Friday 12th – 23:59 UTC Thursday 18th.
  • Friday – Saturday enjoy double prestige xp on items from the Chinese New Year set.
    • 00:01 UTC Friday 12th – 23:59 UTC Saturday 13th.
  • Sunday – Monday enjoy double prestige xp on items from the Be My Valentine set.
    • 00:01 UTC Sunday 14th – 23:59 UTC Monday 15th.
  • Tuesday – Thursday enjoy double prestige xp on items from the Birthday Baking set.
    • 00:01 UTC Tuesday 16th – 23:59 UTC Thursday 18th.

Of course, we have drops scheduled throughout this time, so be sure to watch the store for new goodies!

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January 20, 2021

3.1 Release Notes

Hello Collectors!

WallaBee’s update with Prestige Items and Saving Variants is now rolling out on iOS and Android! Here are some quick notes to read through while you wait for the update to reach your app store of choice.

Prestige Items

With over 26 million items floating around the world of WallaBee, there’s always plenty of items to collect. While you may have already completed all of your sets, you may be struggling with what to do next. Prestige Items offer a great way to continue hunting down the items you know and love, for a whole new experience!

Creating Prestige Items

There are two different ways to create Prestige Items. Collectibles (Wallagraphics, Exclusives, Uniques) cannot be made into Prestige Items.

  1. Use Royal Jellies (RJ) by selecting the Prestige button while looking at an item.
  2. Mix the new Prestige-O-Matic item with the item you want to prestige.
    • The Prestige-O-Matic can also be used to turn a Prestige Item into a normal item. This will remove all levels earned with your Prestige Item!

Leveling System

  • Mix normal copies of the same item with your Prestige Item to build up its level.
    • Edit: Copies need to be over #5,000 to build up a Prestige Item.
  • Levels begin at 1 and climb to 100, with 5 total tiers of rarity along the way.
  • Each rarity tier has a different requirement of required copies mixed before a new level is achieved.
  • Prestige Levels can be swapped between two Prestige Items of the same type by mixing them together.

Prestige Sets

If each item within a given set is a Prestige Item, the set will gain a bejeweled frame indicating the lowest common rarity tier achieved.

Saving Variants

  • Collections can now hold multiple of the same item type by saving a variant you don’t already have in your collection.
  • When two or more variants are saved in your set, you can highlight which shows within your set by ensuring the eye icon is toggled on from the Item View.
  • Attempting to save a variant you already have saved will prompt a swap option.
  • Exceptions to saving all variant types include, but may not be limited to: Butterflies.

Other Notable Adjustments

Maintenance Mode

WallaBee sometimes has issues or updates that require the game to stop running like normal. We have now added a Maintenance Mode that will not allow you access to the game and give you a helpful reason as to why.

Item History

Visual changes have been made to the Item History view. An item’s history will now slide up to view instead of taking another full page. This was intended to release with 3.0, but missed the deadline. You can slide this screen down or tap out of it to view the item again.

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January 8, 2021

App Of The Day Spotlight and Updates

Hello Collectors,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful end of 2020 and a great start to 2021! The WallaBee team is bzzzzzy as can bee, ready for this next app update to come out soon! Here’s a quick update on what’s going on in the hive.

App Of The Day Spotlight

Our friends over at App Of The Day reached out to us about featuring WallaBee as a mobile game they’re excited about. We really appreciate what they had to write about the game and recommend you take some time to go check them out. Who knows, maybe you’ll find another app you love on their site!

The interview that Robbie had with them can be found here.

Version 3.1

Our Fall update is turning into a Winter update, with a tentative release after a quick QoL improvement is made. Our goal is to have it ready this month, but as with all things, those plans can change. Regardless, we are really excited about getting this Variant-Saving and Prestige Items update out to the community and want to make sure it’s done right. Here are some teaser images from the next update. Expanded information on these features will be available at release.

You can find previous updates about 3.1 here.

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November 24, 2020

2020 Black Friday

Hello Collectors,

That time of year has come! In the States, this is when we usually gather up the whole family, pig-out on delicious food, and say what we’re thankful for… followed immediately by buying more stuff. This year, we are highlighting the crazy antics of this time of year with a new (24ish hour) set, some online sales, and new functionality with some miniature boxes you may have laying around.

Online Sale

We can all agree that 2020 has been pretty not good, but there’s good news! It’s almost over! Enjoy a 20% discount on virtual items from the online store through December 3rd, 11:00 CST / 17:00 UTC.

Royal Jelly Store

Some temporary bundles will be available in the Royal Jelly store.

  • Mixer Sale Bundle| Limit 4 | 400 200 RJ
    • 20 Mixers
  • OMG Mixer Bundle | Limit 1 | 400 100 RJ
    • 20 Mixers
  • Black Friday Bundle | Limit 1 | 400 RJ
    • 2 Mystery Boxes (Black Friday variant)
    • 2 Striped Chests (16hr)
    • 2 Chest Keys

Unique Discounts

Starting now, all commissions will be discounted by 20% if submitted and paid for by the end of 2020. All work on these discounted commissions will begin in January 2021. If you currently have a Unique Commission in the queue that you would like to receive this discount on, you can email support and request that change. If you would like a Unique finished before the end of the year, it will be the full price. All Unique Commissions are handled by invoice, where your discount will be applied.

Learn more about commissioning Uniques.

Gameplay

New Set: Surviving Black Friday is a parody on the typical shopping experience at big-box retailers. This set will begin on Thursday and end on Friday. Be sure to stock up on honeycombs for this set!

Mini/er/est Mystery Boxes: Blue has been available for some time, but has not had any functionality. We wanted this item to have something unique, but didn’t know what… until now. Blue Mystery Boxes will NOW have access to a special new Uniquepool of items, supplied by the community. Black will release at some point on Cyber Monday, allowing for direct access to the Mixerpool. If either the Mixerpool or Uniquepool is empty, a message will appear indicating so, leaving the box in your pouch.

  • Miniest: Any numbered item.
  • Minier: Sub 10k numbered item.
  • Mini: Sub 1k numbered item.

Uniquepool: This new aspect of the game will contain any items placed there by Unique owners. To add an item to the Uniquepool, owners can gift a new item directly to the Uniquepool by gifting it to “Uniquepool” without quotes. To add a Unique that has already been created, simply mix it with a WallaBee Mixer and it will be added, leaving your WallaBee Mixer in your pouch.

Itembrowser has added a new tool so you can browse which items are available in the Uniquepool.

Mixerpool: Previously allowing anything to come out of it, including Player-owned Uniques, the Mixerpool will only contain game-issued items from collections and exclusive items, including those from limbo.

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October 21, 2020

Performance Adjustments Incoming!

Hello Collectors,

We wanted to give notice that we will be performing some updates today around 14:00 CDT (19:00 UTC) that will change how we handle items in a player’s pouch. All items in a player’s pouch rely on an ordering system to keep items in their place. The current process for maintaining this order is a bit messy and cleaning it up may help overall app performance (especially during a drop, when pouches are a main focus). Although we expect this update to be smooth to implement, we do foresee the order of items in your pouch to readjust themselves as a one-time side effect to this update. Please note that you may return to a new ordering of items in your pouch around the time of the update. Once we’re sure the update is working the way it should, we will announce the “all clear” through Twitter.

Thank you for your patience.

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October 16, 2020

Hive Chest (Re)Rebalancing

Hello Collectors!

The following changes have been made to Hive Chests. Please take note of these changes as they are now active in the game. In addition to these changes, a new variant of the Mystery Box to celebrate fall is now available through Painted Chests for a limited time!

Wooden Chests | (2 hour)

  • Honeycombs (100-500hc)
  • Exclusive Items
  • Bronze Mixer
  • Locks (5-10)
  • A chance to pull from mixer pool (50% Odds no 5D items from pool).

Lightning Chests | (8 hour)

  • Honeycombs (500-1000hc)
  • Silver Mixer
  • Golden Mixer
  • Bronze Mini Mystery Box
  • Silver Mini Mystery Box
  • Gold Mini Mystery Box
  • Locks (10-15)
  • A chance to pull from mixer pool (75% Odds no 5D items from pool).

Painted Chests | (16 hour)

  • Honeycombs (1000-2000hc)
  • Royal Jellies (25-40)
  • Box O’Locks
  • Mystery Box (Fall Colors)
  • A chance to pull from mixer pool (100% Odds no 5D items from pool).
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