Weekly Buzz 03/16/18

Hello Collectors,

Background work continues as we move forward. There’s rumors of Jousting returning. That sounds fun, right? Right?! We think so. Let’s get into it.

Behind the Curtain

We continue working on the next app update. We’ve made some progress with a new sorting/moving/favoriting feature for your saved Uniques. More information will be shared as this develops further, but it will allow you to keep three separate tabs of Uniques, highlighting the ones you like the most, and sorting them in various ways. Old-school type moving will be transformed into a ‘move mode’ for faster adjustments. And the cherry to top off this lovely feature? A search bar. Boom.

We have begun groundwork on a working Jousting mechanic. As these rarely show up in RetroBee, there may be a few being added here and there for testing. We hope to get this feature working quickly, as there’s a set coming up that will capitalize on this very nicely.

Adjustments with items have taken a huge leap forward. Today saw many updates with categorizing items to subcategories that you may actually find those items at. This includes finding Alice, Red Riding Hood, and other storybook characters at your local library, Surf’s Up at the beach, and Expedition Everest on Mount Everest! Okay, we lied about the last one… they can be found at a myriad of locations. This update takes a turn closer to the roots of this geolocation game, with more helpful updates on the way. One thing that this update will allow is a greater ability to receive a newer item during a drop. Since most older items won’t be categorized as ‘Green,’ but a specific subcategory, this opens up the chance that you’ll find that new item you’re looking for. A selection of 70 items can turn into around 20, depending on the subcategory. We’ll continue to move things around until they balance out, so if you have suggestions of where certain items should be found, please drop us a line with the support link below.

March WallaPak should be available beginning next week. An announcement will go out the day before release, to give a fair heads up to everyone.

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 3.14 and 244. You can read more about this unique here.

3.14 and 244


This Week In WallaBee History | March 12th – 18th

March 14th, 2012: Treasure Map was the first item to release in A Pirate’s Life For Me. Little known fact, the map was reused as the card description background for WallaBee: The Card Game.

March 17th, 2015: The whole St Patrick’s Day set released. Gotta love small one day sets, huh.

March 18th, 2013: Conductors Hat released in The WallaBee Express. There’s nothing too special about this item, but RedcarRobbie did wear one of these while working with a certain mouse.

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.
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