Weekly Buzz 03/02/18
We have been busy adjusting various aspects of the game, which we hope will improve your overall gameplay. Enjoy!
Behind the Curtain
Balance is sometimes a hard thing to achieve. We took a look at the statistics for the first five Grab Bags, along with player feedback, and have updated the percentages for each Grab Bag. The chance to receive a Wallagraphic item is still rare, but has been increased from 1 in ~33 bags to 1 in ~20. We’ve updated the Grab Bags Overview post with this information, as well as the other levels of rarity.
We have begun a new set, in a new universe, with new characters! Hex ArcHives I is sure to scratch the Sci-Fi itch that WallaBee has had for some time. This universe was dreamed up by John Rogeles (yes, he can do more than wooden toys). Join in as we follow Hex into potentially dangerous enemy territory on one of his many adventures. Who is Hex? You’ll soon find out!
Development continues on our end, slowly but surely. With one backend developer between Munzee and WallaBee, the saying ‘Sharing is caring’ comes to mind. We hope to have the next update out soon, which should have some exciting updates that we just can’t wait to show you… but we will. In the meantime, Mizak has been updating ItemBee and ItemBrowser to better display ‘containers,’ which includes Grab Bags and items like Locker and Candy Bags.
Certain holiday-focused items are temporarily being removed from the store/forage circulation. Don’t worry, there are still thousands of these items floating around at places near you, with more on the way. These items will come back to the store/forage around their specific holiday. We have also made ‘grab bag sets’ only available through Grab Bags, to see if this helps balance how many items are within the store/forage shuffle. These changes should help with current set items showing more often when foraging and stalking the store. We’re continuing to adjust where items are found and how much they cost in the store, for a better experience for everyone. This should hopefully bring the cost to complete a set down, which will bring Grab Bag prices down. A win-win for everyone. As with most things WallaBee, these adjustments can always be adjusted again if it’s not working out. With the number of available items only raising each day, it becomes harder to keep a balance between 2,000+ available set items. We appreciate your patience as we tinker.
There may or may not be a few Bensons hopping around the world today. Might keep your eyes peeled for one near you!
We’ve post-dated some blog entries into the Unique Spotlight series, refreshing everything since the beginning of our Weekly Buzz series. The uniques we’ve highlighted now have their own entry. All of these spotlight posts should allow for comments, as well.
Should you have any questions, please let us know by emailing Support@WallaBeeGame.com
Recent Item Highlights
Player Unique Spotlight
With more and more Player Uniques coming out, we want to spend a respectable amount of time learning more about them. This week’s Player Unique Spotlight highlighted My Jabber Baby Wocky. You can read more about this unique here.
My Jabber Baby Wocky
This Week In WallaBee History | February 26th – March 4th
March 2nd, 2014: The founding team surprised certain members of the community with special, one-of-a-kind awards. Read more…
Room For Growth
We have compiled a list of issues that we are currently working on. If you find something that doesn’t fit into this list, please reach out to us and let us know.
- Battery drains like crazy
- Under investigation.
- Forum Notifications/Count are missing
- Coming in a future update.
- General slowness
- Under investigation.
- Item View Crash – Go to pouch, Tap / open item, Tap menu, App crashes
- Fix available in next update.
- Performing an action that triggers a pop up sometimes ‘freezes,’ which needs a hard close to fix
- Currently being sorted out.
- Places List – Bottom of row doesn’t register input.
- Fix available in next update.
- Random Crashes (especially on older devices)
- We have discovered that the ram needed for the app fluctuates way more than it should, sometimes peaking over 1gb, which can cause older devices to crash. We are investigating what is causing this, so that we can enhance app performance.
- Sets Page always shows ‘try again’ before loading view
- Fixed in the next update. For now, you can avoid this by viewing your Pouch before looking at the Sets page.
- Store Item and Icon don’t match
- Under investigation. At the moment, there is a chance that the previous item image will linger, even though the item has updated to the next one in line (viewable by the honeycomb price and set icon).
- Store purchases hang up for a long time
- Under investigation. We’re so sorry for those effected by this issue… which should be everyone during a drop. Other times, it runs like a champ.
This is a section of the blog where we will highlight any funny images or videos from the community. These may appear through links in the forums, on Facebook, guides on YouTube, or other sites.
While in London this year, many fun stories were shared between players. One of these stories was how LoneLee started playing WallaBee. Well, after last year’s London event, Wyando and Tamarisk were flying home to Germany and saw their Munzee friend, LoneLee, in Stansted airport. LoneLee had business in London that he was returning from and asked Wyando why he was in London. After giving an explanation about WallaBee and the event they had just been to, LoneLee made an account and started playing. A year later, he’s sitting next to me at the London event, reliving this story. Awesome way to start playing, LoneLee! Thanks for letting us share it.
Jenbee997 has removed every set item from her sets, checked to see if they open, and saved them again with only managing to recycle one of them. Valiant effort, Jen! Here’s the list of her findings, with room to add your own!
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