Weekly Buzz 02/09/18
Next week marks two special days on the calendar: Valentine’s Day and WallaBee’s 6th Birthday! We have some fun things planned for everyone, so stay tuned for more information. We have a week-long sale happening in the online store through the 18th to help prepare us for next week’s celebration. For more information, check out the blog entry.
Behind the Curtain
We are deep into reworking some much-needed updates to the app. We’ll give small snapshots of these changes as they become available. For those who must discuss something, you can ponder sorting your Unique items in an easier way.
Speaking of Uniques, we have released two Grab Bags so far, to some fairly mixed reviews. Remember, these special Unique Items are to help narrow a focus for a specific set. If obtaining a Wallagraphic item is your only goal, be prepared to open many bags. To help better explain the What’s, Why’s, and How’s, we’ve added a blog post to help. You can find a brief overview here.
Since opening things seems to be the hot new activity, we’ve gone back to some older items and added the ability to open them. Try unwrapping a Chocolate Bar the next time you see one. You’ll probably get Chocolate Squares, but you may find the Golden Ticket! More of these items will be made available over time, even if it doesn’t have a special option right now. These special openable items will find their way to ItemBee soon. Hopefully a player-created list will be available soon. -hint hint-
More achievements are coming on Monday! We’re finishing the place-interaction tasks by adding the remaining few categories. Speaking of places, we know everyone loves foraging! We have an update coming later that should make everyone happy. For now, we’ve adjusted the foraging algorithm to cater to new items, on an individual and global scale. As we tinker with these percentages a bit, you may notice a shuffle with where certain items are found. For the most up-to-date information on how to obtain items, please check ItemBee.
We have new BeeKeepers! As we welcome the newest members to our team, we would like to thank everyone that submitted an application. The process was difficult, but we have 10 new members joining the team. We will announce our new BeeKeepers to the community on Monday. Thanks again!
Should you have any questions, please let us know by emailing Support@WallaBeeGame.com
Recent Item Highlights
Welcome to I Love Juicy! What can we get started for you?
Begin by separating important from nonessential items. Rinse and repeat.
High School Grab Bag
-gasp- Free toy inside, free toy inside! Let’s find it. It could be a WallaGraphic item!
Well, looky what we have here… another rough week
If you think getting a hole-in-one on Earth is difficult, try it on the moon!
Double your power, double your speed. This special blender gives you twice what you’ll need.
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 Comet Explorers. You can read more about this unique here.
This Week In WallaBee History
February 5th, 2014: The original team announced that the 2nd Birthday was coming up, and they were doing a special sequence on GeoGearHeads. If you would like to watch their rather lengthy interview, you can find the video here.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Today’s highlight is on a newer player by the name of Caramellie. She has found a fun hobby within WallaBee by telling stories through the items she leaves at places. Have you ever looked for items at a police station, to discover they were in the middle of an investigation? What about heading to a nearby burger joint, to find some questionable beverages being served? Caramellie is taking a fun approach to making museums near her. Here are some other places to check out: Place 1, Place 2. Do you have any fun WallaBee Hobbies that we can highlight? Let us know!
If you think someone’s content (or your own) is worthy of being highlighted, you can suggest by emailing support or tagging it with #WallaCommunity.
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