Announcements

December 13, 2018

Christmukkahwanzzali Details

Hello Collectors,

The holiday season is upon us in WallaLand. Instead of our normal December lineup, we have opted for a non-denominational set this year – Christmukkahwanzzali! Since we’re changing things up a bit, we figured we’d have some fun it…

We teased the first item in a recent social post – the Gift Tag. As you may guess, this Gift Tag will be used multiple times. However, in order to slow down the releases for this set (and not have a smaller version of Christmas Crisis) we will be delaying some of the available mixes. We know that this isn’t everyone’s first choice in releases, but it will be crucial for this set to be a success. After the Gift Tag releases, the rest of the set will begin to make sense.

Hopefully this quick note helps with some upfront confusion or frustration. Just because a mix doesn’t work right away, doesn’t mean it won’t work later.

Other Holiday Details

  • Festive Friends will return soon.
  • Holiday Mystery Boxes will be available from Mixers beginning December 20th, 18:00 UTC and ending January 2nd, 18:00 UTC.
  • Christmas Mixers are available from Mixers and will appear in Festive Friends.
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December 12, 2018

Gone Fishing

Hello Collectors,

What’s orange, metal, and highly addictive? That’s right, WallaBee Mixers! What would make the Mixerpool even more fun? Better items when the pool is empty! Today’s update brings you a quick look at some new features we’re adding to the Mixerpool.

Mixers

Here’s a brief overview and refresher on how mixers work. When players mix two Mixers, they either get an older item from ‘the pool’ or they generate the next numbered item for any Set Item in the game. The chance that a player will receive a ‘pool item’ depends on the Mixers used.

When a New Item is triggered, there are 2,000+ items you can receive. With so many items possible, we thought it would be nice to direct certain items to you more often. There is now a 30% chance that an item from a specific list will be received when creating a New Item. We have been testing this over the past week with Unicorn Poop, Wishing Well, Christmas Mixer, Ship-in-a-bottle Beagle, and WallaSpud. If you’ve noticed these coming out of Mixers recently, you now know why. Along with other items you may not see regularly, you will begin seeing more drops occurring through mixing Mixers… including some very special fish!

Fish

We are adding a new series of WallaBee Uniques (soon to be Themed Exclusives) which will be found within Wishing Wells and Mixers. Did you know that Smelt can be found in both freshwater and saltwater? They’re sometimes referred to Forage Fish, which makes them perfect for WallaBee! Try mixing two Smelt together to see which path it chooses!

When the Uniques split happens, these fish will appear within their own subset, but will remain within the Uniques set until then.

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

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November 21, 2018

Señor / Señorita Sweet Potato

Hello Collectors!

You thought Mr. Potato Head was all the craze? Get ready for Señor/Señorita Sweet Potato! Choose your sweet potato’s look with accessories from various characters you know and love! Want the arms of Sarah Jurassica Parka? You’ve got it! How about sweet aviator shades? Done! What about a pink mohawk? We’ve got you covered! There are over 50 different accessories and more than 120,000 possible combinations to choose from! This personalized Player Unique is a limited time opportunity and will only be available on the above dates, so get it while it’s hot!

Details
  • Only available two days!
    • $50 $40 – Nov. 23 at 12:00 p.m. CST to Nov. 24 at 12:00 p.m. CST
    • $50 – Nov. 26 at 12:00 p.m. CST to Nov. 27 at 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Unique ownership is nontransferable between accounts.
  • You will have all distributive rights to your Unique once it is added to your account, with exception of offering it through Foraging, Uncanny Uniques, and/or Market resale.
  • 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.

We have provided previews of the various options below. Use these images to inspire whatever crazy combination you love! We’ve also included some favorites from staff. Enjoy!

Bodies

Arms

Eyes

Hats

Legs

Mouths

Noses

Background

Staff Honorable Mentions

 

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November 21, 2018

Black Friday Weekend Sale! (NOW ENDED)

Hello Collectors,

We’re closing in on the end of November, which means that WBHQ is taking some time away from the office to stuff ourselves with turkey, green beans, pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoes! What does that mean for the WallaCommunity? Beginning now, enjoy a weekend sale with a brand new personalized Player Unique opportunity!

Date + Time

  • Nov. 21 at 12:00 p.m. CST to Nov. 27 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Details

  • Enjoy 30% off honeycombs, locks, pouch upgrades, and mixer packs from the online store!
  • *NEW* limited personalized Player Unique!
    • $50 $40 – Nov. 23 at 12:00 p.m. CST to Nov. 24 at 12:00 p.m. CST
    • $50 – Nov. 26 at 12:00 p.m. CST to Nov. 27 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Señor/Señorita Sweet Potato

 

You thought Mr. Potato Head was all the craze? Get ready for Señor/Señorita Sweet Potato! Choose your sweet potato’s look with accessories from various characters you know and love! Want the arms of Sarah Jurassica Parka? You’ve got it! How about sweet aviator shades? Done! What about a pink mohawk? We’ve got you covered! There are over 50 different accessories and more than 120,000 possible combinations to choose from! This personalized Player Unique is a limited time opportunity and will only be available on the above dates, so get it while it’s hot!

Details
  • Unique ownership is nontransferable between accounts.
  • You will have all distributive rights to your Unique once it is added to your account, with exception of offering it through Foraging, Uncanny Uniques, and/or Market resale.
  • 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.
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November 7, 2018

Collections & Uniques Update

Hello Collectors,

Over the past few years, we have added many new items into WallaBee, both in general Sets and Uniques. As we continue to grow the quantity of items players can collect, we need some better organization. We attempted to do this with the last app update, by splitting Player Uniques from WallaBee Uniques within the Uniques window. This was a good first attempt at reorganization, but is unfortunately still lacking what we’d like to see. With recent confusion over Player Uniques and WallaBee Uniques, we feel that a definitive split is necessary within the Uniques umbrella for peace of mind moving forward. Other items like Grab Bags, WallaBoo! Uniques, and ‘player sets’ don’t fit well under a general ‘Unique’ umbrella. The team has been discussing some various improvements for better organization and speed (both frontend and backend) and believe we have a solid plan to implement this.

The app portion of this update will take some time to implement, so there’s no worry about getting sideswiped by this better reorganization in the near future. However, we believe we can begin rolling out some of these changes on ItemBrowser within the next week or so (Artwork used on ItemBrowser are placeholders). This early adaptation will hopefully allow everyone time to get used to some new terminology that will be used within the game.

Collections

To better help explain what WallaBee is all about, all items will be categorized under this new heading, grouped accordingly by the following.

Sets

  • Notes:
    • Sets are Themed Collections of items that can be collected and completed for a reward.
    • These items are produced by WallaBee as open edition items, available for all players to collect.
    • Current examples of this are anything under the ‘Sets’ portion of the app (circular icon).
  • Future Organization (running titles):
    • Generation 1: The Early Sets
      • First 50 sets in the game: A Trip to the Circus – Bank Heist.
    • Generation 2: Beware the Jabberwocky
      • Next 50 sets: Andrew Cameron’s Alice – Behind The Scenes.
    • Generation 3: The Rise of Munzee Man
      • Next 50 sets: A Day in Singapore – WallaBee Fitness And Wellbeing.
    • Generation 4: Make a Wish in the Wishing Well
      • Next 50 sets: Freshly Squeezed – current.

Collectibles

  • Notes:
    • Collectibles are special items that can be collected, but cannot be completed.
    • These items are produced by either WallaBee, Players, or sponsored businesses and brands.
    • Collectibles won’t show missing item silhouettes.
    • Current examples of this are Uniques, Branded Items, Wallagraphic Items.
  • Future Organization:
    • Exclusives
      • Formerly known as WallaBee Uniques, these items are issued by WallaBee that may extend the theming of a set (Pie-Eyed Andy) or stand alone (Red Herring).
      • These items are available specifically through gameplay.
      • New Icon (TBD).
    • Themed Exclusives
      • Same as above, but categorized into a theme (i.e. Santa Hats, Grab Bags, Mystery Boxes, etc.).
      • New Icons (TBD).
    • Uniques
      • Formerly a combination of all Uniques, these will only include Player Distributed items (i.e. KivaBee, A Little Gift, Rainbow Bridge, etc.).
      • New Star icon to help with Themed Uniques.
    • Themed Uniques
      • Same as above, but categorized into player-decided themes (i.e. Texas Music Legends, WallaBoo, Event Items, etc.) based on owner’s request (setup process TBD).
      • Same new Star icon as above, with an icon inside showing a theme (similar to current set icons).
    • Wallagraphics
      • These are rare cards found within Grab Bags. No change.
    • Branded Items
      • These are sponsored item.
      • These may be absorbed by Themed Exclusives in the future.

We believe change will also allow us to better implement the ability for players to save variants in a way that makes sense. We are really looking forward to this proposed project and hope you will support this decision for better organization and growth.

*Everything listed above is subject to change. Adjustments may happen based on feedback and/or development needs. Updates will be made when available should changes occur.

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

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November 5, 2018

Forums – Back Online Soon

Hello Collectors,

Over the weekend, we reduced the number of available forums down to just “Item Directory,” as most of you are aware. We have since been cleaning up the forums on the backend for the benefit of the community. Our goal is to keep useful forums in the game and remove inadequate ones. The forums will be back online soonish with a revitalized “Official Business” forum. Once online, please read through the two posts within this new forum, as your participation in the forums relies on knowing the rules.

The remaining forums include:

  • Official Business
  • NewBees Hive
  • Item Directory
  • The Trading Post
  • Auction House
  • Party Room

Please keep all conversations within these forums on topic. Deviating comments and posts will be removed.

WallaBee Chat, General Chat, and House forums have been removed for the present time. We have no timetable available for if and when these forums will come back. Many external sites are currently used for chatting about the game, including Facebook and GroupMe. One Facebook group that we recommend checking out is WallaBee Nation. The House forums were originally hidden until a player was sorted, but these forums have been visible for everyone to see for 1.5 years. Unfortunately, this is an aspect that has been ‘broken,’ so it will remain removed until it can be hidden like before.

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

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November 2, 2018

WallaBoo! 2018 Recap

Hello Collectors,

It’s been almost a week since we kicked off WallaBoo! 2018. Now it’s time to showoff some highlights of the event for everyone to enjoy. Players came in from near and far for this ghoulish event (shoutout to the Aussies)! Although the actual event on Saturday wasn’t very long, many players were here for the whole weekend to catch up with friends and have fun… including this familiar face…

Keep Austin Weird – P.C. Nicole Baldwin

 

Various Walla-themed activities took place throughout the weekend, including some WallaBee trivia and ‘Trick or Treat’ item search. We were very happy to see the number of players out at this event and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. Those who participated in the activities received some mystery boxes today after their sheets had been graded, courtesy of RedCarRobbie. However, RedCarRobbie hasn’t stopped there. He has commissioned three special Player Uniques to commemorate the effort of those who went above and beyond by not only completing the activities, but getting perfect scores. He will soon be distributing his Unique to these players for a job well done, in random order.

    

 

A special shoutout to Texas Bandits for winning Andy’s raffle for a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn image of “The Electric Professor.” The Electric Professor was originally a candidate for the Creepy Comics set, but was left for this awesome drawing instead. Congratulations again, Texas Bandits!

          

 

We finished up the weekend with a brief ‘jog’ at Celebration Park in Allen, TX. Saying goodbye is always the most difficult part of ending an enjoyable weekend, but we tried to catch as many WallaBee players as we could before they left. Here’s who remained until the very end. Thanks for staying!

P.C. Nicole Baldwin

We want to thank everyone who was able to attend the event this year! We enjoyed hosting this get-together and hope you enjoyed your time with us. As WallaBee grows, we hope that you will grow alongside us. Much love from WBHQ!

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October 26, 2018

WallaBoo Worldwide Announcements!

We know that everyone can’t make it to WallaBoo! Bash this weekend, so we wanted to spread the love worldwide and offer a 10% discount in the Freeze Tag Online Store! The sale will run from Friday at 15:00 MHQ until Sunday at 12:00 MHQ. Just input the code “MHBOOBASH” at checkout to receive the 10% discount.

The discount code will apply to your whole order and you can use it as many times as you like throughout the weekend. Please note that you MUST use the code to receive the discount. We will not refund any purchases simply because they forgot to include the discount code.

We want the whole world to celebrate WallaBoo! Bash with us, even if you can’t make it to McKinney, TX! So get ready for a creepy set of items dropping this weekend. These items will release like normal, so have your phone near you at all hours of the day. Trick or Tree!

 

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October 19, 2018

October Gameplay Updates

Hello Collectors,

Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room: The Weekly Buzz. We have decided to put a brief pause on this series until we have more exciting things to share with the community on a weekly basis. Instead, you can look forward to more ‘announcement’ type posts when gameplay changes happen. Unique Spotlight posts will continue as normal until there are no more stories to share, at which point we will transition into a new series to showcase artwork and behind-the-scenes happenings… which leads us to the topic of today’s announcement.

Shiny Mixers were first introduced into WallaBee on April 21st, 2016, as a fundraiser-type item to help raise money for new developers. Well, it was a success, and we finished building V2 of WallaBee. Shiny Mixers were removed and added back into the store many times, for special events, allowing players to stock up within a controlled timeframe. Since then, Golden Mixers were given a recipe for creating outside of these special time periods, by mixing certain golden items together. This has been one of many fun ways for collectors to pass the time between drops (and earn some extra ‘comb)! Unfortunately, the trends in Golden Mixers Market prices have done more harm to the game’s economy than good. With that being said, we believe that making an adjustment to the recipe is necessary to reinstate the rareness and power that Golden Mixers have. We will be removing the recipes for Midas Touch items to create Golden Mixers on November 1st, 2pm UTC. For the time being, Shiny Mixers will only be available as possible rewards from fully charged Wishing Wells.

Various Sets have been updated to have more consistent cost to complete, based on the size of the set. We have begun this process with sets originally released more than 3 years ago, and plan to begin spreading it to newer sets soon. Why make this change? Sets used to have a very wide (and random) cost to complete… with some sets costing over 50k to complete. This makes it difficult to plan ahead and ensure you’ve gathered enough honeycombs to last the whole set. Since the number of items needed to complete a set varies from two to fifty-one (Eau de WallaBee and One Set To Rule Them All), we’ve broken this new pricing into four simple categories.

  • 1 – 10 items in set: 5,000hc to complete with a reward of 250hc.
  • 11 – 20 items in set: 12,500hc to complete with a reward of 875hc.
  • 21 – 30 items in set: 17,500hc to complete with an reward of 1,400hc.
  • 30+ items in set: 25,000hc to complete with a reward of 2,500hc.

There are a few sets that will unfortunately break this model (Crazy Chicks’ Easter Hen), but we will do our best to keep it fair with a higher reward for those anomalies. Some items within a set are found through foraging, but will still be given a value toward completing the set… which means you may save some honeycombs on the cost of completing a set. We believe these changes will help all of our collectors keep buzzing towards completing sets.

Grab Bags had unintentionally seen a hiatus from being released, but are back with new Walllagraphics to collect. Previously released Grab Bags will see an adjustment in pricing very soon to reflect the update to set completion pricing. We hope that the updated costs will help collectors enjoy these special items even more. Adjustments to where these can be foraged will also take place soon.

Mega Mixes have been in the game for a long time, some having crazy recipes to create! However, Mega Mixes with multiple of the same type of item were adjusted with V2 to accommodate the backend changes. The recipe to create a Solved Puzzle Cube with 26 Unbranded Puzzle Cubes is one of the Mega Mixes that was previously adjusted, but no more! Due to a recent discovery by Dr Miu Chudoku, some older Mega Mix recipes have been added back into the game! Check out the new (old) recipes for Solved Puzzle Cube, Bottle Rocket, and 100c Coin. Now that items can be created using multiple of the same type, keep your eyes and pouches peeled…

Item Locks have been used to protect unsaved items for years… but this is one annoying currency that can’t be traded. Mystery Boxes and Christmas Mixers have helped players get locks without paying real money, but even these fall short due to their random nature. In the next few months, we aim on adding a way for locks to be easily transferred between players. Details on the specifics will be shared at a later date. For now, enjoy a small sale on Item Locks this weekend.

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

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October 5, 2018

WallaBoo! Stickers

Hello Collectors!

Are you coming to WallaBoo! this year? Although registration is now closed, we wanted to remind you to bring your passports to the event, as special stickers will be given out FOR FREE to those in attendance with a passport. If you don’t have a passport, you will be able to purchase one at the event! Extra stickers may be made available through the online store for players unable to attend the event, quantity pending.

Speaking of stickers, if you want to purchase stickers of your personalized WallaBoo! Unique, you can order them using the PLAYER UNIQUE STICKERS option on the online store. Simply let us know in the notes that you’d like your WallaBoo! Unique ordered for pickup at the event, and we will have them ready upon registration checkin.

Should you have any questions, please let us know by emailing support@wallabeegame.com

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