July 25th, 2014
Let's all go to the Summer Carnival! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

There are 4 carnival games which will unlock over the next few days, and quests which unlock on a daily basis. As this is the Carnival's third year, we've made a few changes for returning players and for all players, we have a fun surprise which will unlock in the second half of the event! Keep your eye on the Bush Whacker Facebook Page and the Codename Entertainment Twitter for updates as quests and activities unlock!

So let's break this event down:


The Carnival Games:
A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Pop," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games in your favour! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)


POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!! - Achievements
There are up to ELEVEN possible achievements that can be picked up during this event, dependant on your game history. Some achievements stack in the Event display, and earnable achievements from previous Carnivals that are year specific will not be listed at all. To help players avoid confusion, we've detailed all the achievements below. If you do not want to have certain quests potentially spoiled, we encourage you to SKIP THIS SECTION!

Repeating Achievements in 2014:
Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival. (Large Energy Pack)
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games. (Title Unlock)
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)

Added/Changed for 2014
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items. (Large Energy Pack)*
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not. (Large Energy Pack)
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty… (Large Energy Pack)

* The Carnival Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Carnival Connoisseur achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 3 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:
Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival (Large Energy Pack)
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items. (Large Energy Pack)


2014 Pet Packs

Bear in a tiny car - Turns up to 25% of Nothing wins into Mana at Max Level
Carnie Pig - Increases Puzzle odds by up to 15% at Max Level
Stuffed Unicorn - Turns up to 25% of Nothing Wins into Energy at Max Level


2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:

Nate Duck: Odds to win Nothing -30% at Max Level
Cotton Candy Duck: Nothing wins change to Energy by up to 25%
Gunslinger Duck: Nothing Wings change to Mana up to 25%


Excited? Then start whacking those game tickets out of the bushes - the Summer Carnival runs until August 8, 2014 @ Noon PDT.


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July 10th, 2014
Pets, Pets, PETS!! Generation 3 and a Sale! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The much anticipated Generation 3 pets have arrived!

Misty has finally gotten a new batch of pets for you to hatch when you accept a "Find an Egg" quest. She will also have all the Generation 3 eggs available to purchase for Bush Bucks during the "Find an Egg" quest.


Other changes to Misty and Hank for Generation 3:
  • Misty will no longer let players abandon Gen 2 pet eggs that they are hatching (they're now too rare). Only current gen pet eggs can be abandoned during hatching. Please note that if you're in the middle of hatching a pet, then that egg will still hatch into whatever pet it would have been before.

  • Generation 2 pet eggs can now be found in Quester's Satchels (with the same limitations as the Generation 1 eggs, which will still be available in satchels as well). Generation 2 pet eggs are now more expensive to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store.

  • Hank now sells a random assortment of Generation 3 pets (instead of Generation 2) for Bush Bucks.

PAGAS changes for Generation 3:
  • Generation 3 pet eggs are now available to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store, however you cannot buy any of them until you have at least five (5) Generation 3 pets.

  • The Pet Progress dialog now includes Generation 3 pets. 10 new pets (and potentially a new pet progress reward) that all players can unlock!


And now, without further ado, the information you've all been waiting for:

Generation 3 Pets:

Alligator

- Odds to win Fruit, Power or Gems, +20%

Clownfish

- Odds to win Fruit, Mana or Gems, +20%

Crab

- Odds to win Power, Mana or Gold, +20%

Frog

- Odds to win Fruit, Power or Mana, +20%

Giraffe

- Odds to win Puzzle Pieces or Quest Items, +10%

Hippopotamus

- Odds to win Gems, Mana or Gold, +20%

Ostrich

- Odds to win Gold, Gems or Fruit, +20%

Spider

- Odds to win Nothing, -25%

Tiger

- Odds to win Nothing, -25%

Wolf

- Odds to win Power, Gems or Mana, +20%




2014 Summer Pet Sale!
For those players who were not with us in December, here's how the sale works:
  • Over the next seven days we will rotate through 20 pets from a variety of sources, including Gen 1 & 2, Various Holidays, PAGAS, Hank and the AI vendor,
  • Each pet will be available for a limited time and will only appear once in the sale (so if you see a pet you want, make sure you grab it!),
  • As each pet is made available, we'll post a reminder on Facebook, Twitter and in Chat (during normal business hours), so you'll know when the pets will swap in/out,
  • All pets are available for Bush Bucks.



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July 10th, 2014
Patch Notes: Changes released July 9, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
Generation 3 Pets - (Read about it here)

General Updates:
ADDED: Dialogue to provide clarification to opening the Laboratory in the Volcano area.

FIXED: Issue where the Volcano SBA's were not counting towards in the "50 SBA" Achievement.

Amicus Isle Updates:
FIXED: Issue with players unable to complete the "lei" daily quest after a refresh. NPCs will again accept a "lei" if a player refreshes or reloads onto the island while the quest is still active.


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