November 6, 2018

Unique Spotlight – Tarantino

Every dog has his day.

Owner: Wyando

How To Get: Not directly, as I have different goals for each set. I will use this Unique to support trading for my different set goals.

Meaning: This Unique is a homage to (one of) my favourite filmmakers.

Which number Unique is this for you? This is my third Unique.

Closing Thoughts: Some eavesdropping (only a few possible regarding their french 😉)
Mr. Blonde: Guess what, I think I’m parked in the red-zone!
Mr. Blue: I like her early stuff. You know, ‘Lucky Star’, ‘Borderline’ – but once she got into her ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ phase, I don’t know, I tuned out.
Mr. Brown: Hey, you guys are making me lose my… train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?
Mr. White: What, did you forget your french fries, to go with the soda?
Mr. Pink: I mean everbody panics, everybody, things get tense, it’s human nature to panic, I don’t care what you name it you just can’t help it.
Mr. Orange: No it wasn’t Pam Grier. Pam Grier was the other one. Pam Grier did the film. Christie Love was like Pam Grier TV Show without Pam Grier.

After all, a bloody nice start to his career as filmmaker. Well done, Mr Tarantino!

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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 30, 2018

Unique Spotlight – Sheldon

Not all those who wander are lost. Eureka! Let’s go see what we can find.

Owner: Cali49

How To Get: Sheldon is free for the asking, to those who do not have one.

Meaning: Sheldon was created as an extension to the Gold Rush set from last year. That set highlighted Sheldon’s journey from New York to the gold fields of California in 1849. After surviving train bandits, buffalo stampedes, a scare from a huge grizzly bear and claim jumpers, he finally made his fortune, with the help of his new friend, Sierra the Grizzly Bear. He definitely deserved a Unique! The history of the California Gold Rush is a story that fascinates me, and Sheldon represents all those courageous gold-seekers who gave up everything to head to California to search for gold. Keep your eyes open, Sheldon’s story isn’t over.

Which number Unique is this for you? Sheldon was my first Unique.

Closing Thoughts: I love Uniques. They add such a personal touch to WallaBee, as most have a personal meaning and story behind them. Collecting them and creating them is my favorite aspect of the game.

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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 23, 2018

Unique Spotlight – Kilo

Kilo (from Greek χίλιοι), prefix denoting 1000 in the metric system… but whatevs, enough with the science. 1000 is a pretty darn cool number, okay?

Owner: Staffan

How To Get: It’s been retired, so eh, it’s a little tricky.

Meaning: Kilo is the second item in my mini-series of binary bees. This time I chose to focus on my main number, #1000. It was mainly used to trade for some of my last missing binary set items, of which none was actually a #1000. Very ironic.

Which number Unique is this for you? 2 out of 2 (so far at least)

Closing Thoughts: Ouch, that poor little bug. Will he survive the pressure? Only time will tell.

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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 18, 2018

Unique Spotlight – Dot.COM aka “Dottie”

My Red Heeler vanished from our fenced yard in 2011. See www.bringdottiehome.com for details.

Owner: fulfilled71

How To Get: Players can acquire it by providing three palindrome upgrades for non palindrome set cards. From time to time it will appear in the market when I need honeycombs.

Meaning: This Unique is in remembrance of a friend’s lost dog who never returned home – it’s like a wanted poster.

Which number Unique is this for you? This is my only Unique.

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October 13, 2018

Unique Spotlight – Miss P

You, my gorgeous girl, can be ANYTHING you want to be. Even if that’s a fairy ballerina 💕

Owner: mrsbatch

How To Get: Just ask (with manners!)

Meaning: It’s based on a video of my eldest daughter, who at the age of 2 wanted to be a fairy ballerina. I want my girls to know they can be anything they want too be when they grow up! There is no limits!!!

Which number Unique is this for you? This is my first Unique.

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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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