WallaBee

June 18, 2020

Memorial Accounts

Hello Collectors,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog post for our community. A dear friend of so many of us has passed away, leaving the world a little less than it previously was. We have just been informed that ChucksGhost passed away yesterday – June 17th, 2020.

ChucksGhost

Chuck was an integral part of WallaBee and the community, being one of the first people outside of staff and testers to play the game. He loved the players in the community and actively worked toward sharing that love with all of you through trading his Uniques. His favorite number was #4, which he traded fairly for whenever he could. So many more words can be (and should be) shared about Chuck, but I’m currently at a loss for words. I’ll make a post in the forums in WallaBee chat so everyone can share their memories.

Additionally, we will have a new type of account for past and future players who have passed away: Memorial Accounts. Think of these accounts as virtual places of memory. Chuck left a legacy that we want to honor, taking his dying wish into consideration by returning his 4’s collect to certain players that helped build that collection. All Memorial accounts will retain all of their Uniques. Staff will occasionally move any unsaved Unique from their pouch into their set, but we ask that you don’t spam these accounts with Uniques and fill their pouch. For the present time, these accounts will show the same as normal within the app, but will have a new title added to the website. Itembrowser will also be adding this information to their website.

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June 8, 2020

WallaBowl Results?

Hello Collectors!

We want to start by congratulating all of our teams for putting in some crazy effort toward this competition. 53,943 Strikes were destroyed, leaving only 2,659 surviving thus far! That’s a lot of dedication to create those glorious Golden Turkeys.

At the end of the two weeks, we expanded the number of item slots from 300 to 1000, but that still didn’t end up being enough for our clubs. Bravo! During the last weekend, we saw 3 teams rise to the top of the leaderboard for a 3-way tie (extra items past the 1000 limit don’t count). Part of this season’s competition rules was that we would not end it in a tie… so what are we to do but host a very special tie-breaker!

Bonus 11th Frame

Welcome to overtime… or what we like to call the 11th frame. The rules are very simple for this tie-breaker: There will be one representative bowling for your club’s fate.

Club Phoenix, Club Yeti, and Club Dragon will all send one player to represent their team. That player will be given 10 Basic Balls and 10 Ten Pins items to mix. The resulting items from those 10 mixes will produce the club’s 11th frame score. Whoever has the highest score from those 10 items left in their pouch will be crowned the winner.

To ensure fairness, there are some restrictions on who will be able to be your club’s representative.

  • BeeKeepers and staff will not be able to participate.
  • Your representative will need to remove all other bowling items from their pouch to help ensure there is no cheating.

Steps

As a club, decide who will be your representative. Create a new forum post to discuss this if needed. Once a representative has been selected, create a new topic called “Our representative is” in your Club forum and RedCarRobbie will handle it from there.

Points

  • Strike: 15 points
  • Spare: 10 points
  • Split: 8 points
  • Average Shot: 5 points
  • Gutterball: 0 points

Technical Rules

Should there be another tie, we will continue to add frames in this manner until teams get eliminated and a winning team is crowned.
The ten (10) items left in the representative’s pouch will be tallied when they submit their final scores to RedCarRobbie.
No special coding has been set up for this portion of the competition, so this is 100% based on RNG.
Special note: Average Shot and Split can be rolled in an attempt to earn a Spare, but can also result in a Gutterball. Is making that extra roll worth losing the 5 points?

Conclusion

This blog post will be updated with the names of the representatives, a link to the items given to them, and the results. Each item used in this 11th frame will have WallaBee Support as the gifting party so that there is no confusion on whether an item was valid.

May the mixing odds be in your favor. RedCarRobbie awaits


Round 1

Club Dragon

Representative: jesseknx
Items:
Basic Ball 1, Basic Ball 2, Basic Ball 3, Basic Ball 4, Basic Ball 5, Basic Ball 6, Basic Ball 7, Basic Ball 8, Basic Ball 9, Basic Ball 10
Ten Pins 1, Ten Pins 2, Ten Pins 3, Ten Pins 4, Ten Pins 5, Ten Pins 6, Ten Pins 7, Ten Pins 8, Ten Pins 9, Ten Pins 10

Score:
10/10 for 25 points (0 possible rerolls).

Club Phoenix

Representative: Elli61
Items:
Basic Ball 1, Basic Ball 2, Basic Ball 3, Basic Ball 4, Basic Ball 5, Basic Ball 6, Basic Ball 7, Basic Ball 8, Basic Ball 9, Basic Ball 10
Ten Pins 1, Ten Pins 2, Ten Pins 3, Ten Pins 4, Ten Pins 5, Ten Pins 6, Ten Pins 7, Ten Pins 8, Ten Pins 9, Ten Pins 10

Score:
10/10 for 61 points (8 possible rerolls) [Max Possible Score 95]

Club Yeti

Representative: EmeraldAngel
Items:
Basic Ball 1, Basic Ball 2, Basic Ball 3, Basic Ball 4, Basic Ball 5, Basic Ball 6, Basic Ball 7, Basic Ball 8, Basic Ball 9, Basic Ball 10
Ten Pins 1, Ten Pins 2, Ten Pins 3, Ten Pins 4, Ten Pins 5, Ten Pins 6, Ten Pins 7, Ten Pins 8, Ten Pins 9, Ten Pins 10

Score:
10/10 for 61 points (5 possible rerolls). [Max Possible Score 80]


Round 2

Club Phoenix

Representative: Elli61
Items:
Basic Ball 1, Basic Ball 2, Basic Ball 3, Basic Ball 4, Basic Ball 5, Basic Ball 6, Basic Ball 7, Basic Ball 8, Basic Ball 9, Basic Ball 10
Ten Pins 1, Ten Pins 2, Ten Pins 3, Ten Pins 4, Ten Pins 5, Ten Pins 6, Ten Pins 7, Ten Pins 8, Ten Pins 9, Ten Pins 10

Score: 10/10 for 59 points (7 possible rerolls) [Max Possible Score 85]

Club Yeti

Representative: EmeraldAngel
Items:
Basic Ball 1, Basic Ball 2, Basic Ball 3, Basic Ball 4, Basic Ball 5, Basic Ball 6, Basic Ball 7, Basic Ball 8, Basic Ball 9, Basic Ball 10
Ten Pins 1, Ten Pins 2, Ten Pins 3, Ten Pins 4, Ten Pins 5, Ten Pins 6, Ten Pins 7, Ten Pins 8, Ten Pins 9, Ten Pins 10

Score: 10/10 for 40 points (3 possible reroll)

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June 5, 2020

WallaBowl Wallpaper

Hello Collectors!

We have put together some new WallaBowl-themed backgrounds for you to use on your mobile devices. There are two main designs, sporting similar colors to each Club. We hope you enjoy them! To download, click the link for your device (or screen resolution) and then long-touch the image to save it to your camera roll.

Apple

iPad Pro (2048×2732):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPad Mini/4th Gen (1536×2048):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPhone XS Max (1242×2688):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPhone 6+/7+/8+ (1242×2208):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPhone 6/6S/7/8 (750×1334):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPhone 5 (640×1136):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

iPhone 4/4S (640×960):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

Old School iPhone (320×480):
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

Android

2048×3000:
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

1280×1920:
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

960×1440:
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

480×800:
Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2, Pink 1, Pink 2, Yellow 1, Yellow 2

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May 18, 2020

Competitions and Butterflies

Hello Collectors!

We are well on our way to a very fun Bowling Competition! If you haven’t joined a club yet, you can do so by mixing these two items (1, 2).

WARNING! The following contains spoilers for the set. If you do not wish to know, please halt now and enjoy this Bearded Lady design created in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

 

Bowling Competition

This is a bowling set, so there are a few items you’re likely to encounter, such as Bowling Balls, Pins, and the results of mixing these items together…  So here are some details so you and your club can plan for success.

There are three different types of bowling balls: Basic, Amateur, and Pro. Each ball is more likely to earn you a certain result. For example, a Basic Ball will more likely earn you an Average Shot more than a Strike, while a Pro Ball has a better chance to hit a Strike. However, with that higher Strike chance also comes a higher chance to roll a Gutterball.

Items in this set that will result in points for your team will either be the result of mixing or interacting with (“Roll Again”). Unlike normal bowling with a set number of frames in which to play and a score that only goes through 300, our ‘frames’ will take place over a 2-week span with the ability to earn up to 450,000 points. Each club will have access to their own special location with 300 item spots (only visible by that club) where items can be placed to earn points. Should multiple clubs reach the potential max points listed above before the competition ends, additional item spots will be added to their club. There are no ties in this competition.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday, May 25th 00:00:01 UTC – Sunday, June 7th 23:59:59 UTC
  • The winning club will be announced on Monday, June 8th.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • Earned Points
    • Spare: 50 points
    • Strike: 100 points
    • Turkey: 400 points
    • Hambone: 500 points
    • Ham Turkey Dinner: 1000 points
    • Golden Turkey: 1500 points
  • No points:
    • Normal set items (Attendant, Rental Shoes, etc.)
    • Average Shot
    • Split

To earn points, players must fill their special Club location with items. Keep some strategy in mind when dropping items at this place, as there is limited space.

A breakdown of each club’s points will be available on our website closer to the beginning of the competition. We hope you enjoy this fun game within a game, as we bowl our hearts out!


Butterflies

As the weather warms up (in the Northern Hemisphere), butterflies are fluttering around, landing in various locations. Little known fact, Robbie and his family raised (if you can say that) some butterflies and let them go recently… which was a great experience to share with loved ones. Another great experience with butterflies is to collect them, so that’s exactly what we’re going to give you very soon!

Why is this announcement happening by way of the blog, you may ask? Well, these butterflies act differently from all other items in WallaBee. These items will begin appearing at random locations around the world at launch and will continue to be found at locations afterward. Unlike buying or foraging an item, these butterflies will already be created, waiting to be picked up. While this is a fun geolocation aspect on its own, there is another twist! Similar to the way collectors display their butterflies, any saved butterflies will be ‘pinned’ to your set. You can, however, remove the butterfly from your set once saved, but it will retain it’s ‘pinned’ artwork.

You can expect to see these butterflies appearing near you very soon!

EDIT: These are now live! They will be spawning randomly every 20 minutes out into the wild!

Get collecting!

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April 15, 2020

Improvements to the Royal Jelly Store

Hello Collectors!

We have made some recent improvements to the Royal Jelly Store that allow us to keep things fresh. We have added a behind-the-scenes ability for us to limit the number of purchases that can be made on specific products, so we can offer certain items and bargains to our players without it being taken advantage of. However, please keep in mind that items with purchase limits will not disappear once the limit has been met. Instead, a message will appear informing the player that they have met the limit. The purchase limit will be included in the product description for your convenience.

Starting now, players can enjoy the option of a virtual WallaPak in the RJ Store for 1300 RJ. This bundle is similar to the physical WallaPak we offered in 2018, but includes the following:

  • 40k Honeycombs
  • 2 Chest Keys
  • 30 Locks
  • 2 Mystery Boxes (WallaPak Variant)

We will be limiting this to one (1) per person, per month.

Also starting now, players can enjoy a helpful one-time Community Bundle of 5 Chest Keys for 1 Royal Jelly.

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March 25, 2020

We’re Better Together | Free BAU Opportunity

Hello Collectors!

In order to help reach our players and spread positivity, we are offering a FREE Paper Crane for all active players. The paper crane is a symbol of hope and healing, which our world desperately needs right now. You can share your special BAU with friends in-game through gifting and trades, or by recycling them around the world, creating a beautiful rainbow of hope. We hope to see many of these items spread throughout the game and the world very, very soon!

Should you want a second, third, tenth Paper Crane, you’re welcome to purchase one through the online store.
The following is a list of features you can expect to see between the free and paid versions of this special BAU opportunity.

The free version is limited to the following:
  • Limit 1 per person
  • Item Name will be set to “<your_username_here>’s Paper Crane”. I.E. RedCarRobbie’s Paper Crane
  • Fewer patterns to choose from
  • Background is mandatory

The paid version has the following:

  • No limit
  • Item Name can be what you like, given the restrictions below regarding already existing item names, copyright/etc.
  • More patterns to choose from
  • Background is optional

[Use this link to customize your PAPER CRANE Unique]

Details

  • BAU Item: Paper Crane
  • Available for FREE right now or for the discounted rate of $10 in the Freeze Tag Store, starting March 25th, at 4:30 p.m. CDT (UTC -5).
  • Preview tool is available for the Paid version of your BAU before you purchase (courtesy of Mizak and ItemBrowser)!
  • Limit:
    • One (1) FREE Paper Crane per user
    • No limit on purchases
  • Item Name:
    • Free: Your item name will be “<your_username_here>’s Paper Crane”. I.E. RedCarRobbie’s Paper Crane
    • Paid: No restriction of the above, but needs to follow guidelines below
    • May not contain vulgar or distasteful words, copyright/trademarked names/terms (including WallaBee Characters), or reference to other players. Our staff has the final say on name approval. Using already existing item names is not allowed and may result in a delay in receiving your item.
      • Acceptable Names: Lasagna Cat, Foraging Feline.
      • Unacceptable Names: Garfield, Bearded Lady’s Cat.
  • Unique ownership is nontransferable between accounts.
  • You will have all distributive rights to your Unique once it is added to your account, with the exception of offering it through Foraging, Star Shop, and/or Market resale. WallaFig is not giftable and will only come out of your Gift Box.
  • There is no cap to how many you can distribute.
  • This offer is specifically for a personalized Unique, not a custom Unique commission. Alterations to the design of the Unique are not available outside of the available options to choose from which we have provided. If you’re interested in commissioning a Unique, more information is available on our website.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add a special Player Unique of your very own to your collection!

  • Timeframe: No end date has been set at this time. News will be available as things progress. This offer ends May 1st, 2 pm UTC (9 am CDT).

EDIT: Once you have submitted your Free design, please allow up to a day before it is added to your account. The BAU will show up in the Inventory section of your profile once it is ready. No message will be sent to inform you that it’s been added to your account.

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February 13, 2020

WallaBee Turns 8!

Hello Collectors!

Our birthday is here! The number 8 is special to us because when you turn it on its side, it makes an infinity sign… which means we’re here forever! You want to know what’s not forever? This weekend’s festivities! Better take advantage of it while it lasts!

Weekend Sale

Enjoy 20% off of Honeycombs, Locks, Mixer Packs, and Pouch Upgrades! Along with these discounted items in our online store, we’ll also have a special opportunity to get your hands on three new bundles of Goodies in the app! Look at the Royal Jelly Store for more details!

Hive Chests

There’s going to be a very special Hive Chest released this weekend, available from foraging at any location or through direct purchase in the Royal Jelly Store. This WallaBee-striped Hive Chest will take a while to open, but will be well worth the wait! These will begin appearing through foraging February 14th.

Mixerpool Refill

There will be some special items thrown into the Mixerpool during this weekend’s festivities, including some low numbered Set Items and some newer Exclusives.


Date + Time

  • Weekend Sale: February 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. CST (UTC -6) – February 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. CST (UTC -6)
  • Special Hive Chest: February 14, 2020 – February 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. CST (UTC -6)
  • New Bundles: Begins February 14, 2020
  • Mixerpool Refill(s): Various times

Have any questions or concerns? Email us!

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January 31, 2020

New Staff-Issued Player Awards!

Hello Collectors!

We’re looking to increase the presence of our player community! To this end, we’ve created a new type of item that will be given as a one-of-a-kind Player Award to those who participate in contests on social media and the forums! In fact, we have a contest coming this weekend! Keep an eye out for your chance to get your hands on the first one!

Details

  • Plaques come in bronze, silver, and gold.
    • Depending on the contest, any (but not necessarily all) will be up for grabs. The first contest dated after this blog post will only award the bronze plaque.
  • Plaques will be inscribed with your WallaBee username and the date of the contest that you won.
    • Always include your WallaBee username in your contest entry.
    • Depending on the contest, we may require other information — make sure to read our contest instructions carefully!
  • Submit your BEST entry for each contest! WallaBee staff will be judging entries to ensure those plaque winners are worthy!
    • Multiple tweets/comments/etc will not increase your chances.
  • Contests will be FREE! No purchase necessary to enter!
  • Plaques will be awarded at the earliest opportunity after any stated contest period.
    • The Thumbs-Up Plaque will be a one-of-a-kind exclusive WallaBee Item available ONLY to contest winners.
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January 30, 2020

WallaFig Rotation | February 1st

Hello Collectors!

Our staff would like to begin by thanking our wonderful players who continue to play and support the game. Without you, we wouldn’t still be doing what we’re doing. One thing that our staff (mostly Robbie) likes to do is mix things up a bit in order to keep you entertained with something new. Who doesn’t like new?! As we continue our line of WallaFigs (WallaFigures, not WallaBee-striped figs) we will be rotating out some of our seasonal options and replacing them with some new offerings! Here is a list of options that will be rotated out beginning February 1st.

  • Patterns: Red, Green, Yellow, Dark Wood, Prickly Foliage, Gingerbread man
  • Stickers: Tattoos
  • Outfit: Plant pot shoes, Fairy Lights (both)

We also wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the new options joining the remaining designs. While this preview doesn’t contain every new addition, it does highlight some of our favorites.

As a reminder, purchasing the “Build-A-Unique Workship” gives you two Uniques: the Gift Box and the WallaFig. Please design both, using the links within the product description, and submit them around the same time so they can be tied together easily. Opening Gift Boxes reveal your WallaFig inside, giving the recipient the same number WallaFig as the Gift Box that was opened. For more detailed information on WallaFigs and Gift Boxes, you can read this blog post.

You can preview the new options here.

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November 29, 2019

Black Friday Weekend (NOW ENDED)

Hello Collectors!

Black Friday is here! That means we have special deals and opportunities for you to cash-in on! Take note of the following weekend festivities!

New BAU Two-Parter

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, you can design a new Gift Box for distribution later this week. Half-way through December, you’ll be able to design a WallaFig that will come out of your special Gift Box. Lastly, on January 1st 2020, players you have given a Gift Box to will be able to open it, keeping the Gift Box AND the WallaFig inside! Both with the same number! All the details can be found within this blog post.

2019 Throwback BAU Opportunity

Did you miss your opportunity to purchase and design one of this year’s Build-A-Uniques? This is your chance to make one! For this weekend, you’ll be able to purchase one of this year’s past BAU options! Check them out on our web store starting at 10am CST (UTC-6)!

Black Mystery Boxes

Want to find or buy some Black Mystery Boxes? Now’s the best chance you have! Beginning now, you can find black-wrapped Mystery Boxes within Lightning Hive Chests and the Goodies section of our In-App Purchase screen. The IAP option comes with two Chest Keys and a special Lightning Chest that guarantees a black Mystery Box when opened. Remember, there are many things that come out of Hive Chests found while foraging, so finding a black Mystery Box may not be in every hive chest found.

Mixerpool Refill

Along with the fun of Mystery Boxes, you can enjoy finding lots of fun items in this weekend’s Mixerpool refill. We’re adding great items from the past, along with some newer items from now! Will you find some Box’O’Locks or a rare DD item? Mix those Mixers and make fun memories!


Editor’s note:

Black Mystery Boxes in the Royal Jelly Store and the ability to find them in Lightning Chests will end Wednesday, December 4th at 10am CST (UT-6). Enjoy your last few hours! 📦⚡️

Have any questions or concerns? Email us!

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