October 24th, 2014
Hallowe'en Event & Haunted Mansion Photo Contest! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Hallowe'en Bushwhackia!

Similar to the Spring Grow-A-Thon Event (and the Gorgeous Gardens Photo Contest), Hallowe'en in Bush Whacker is primarily focused around designing a wickedly haunted mansion with which to scare the children of Bushwhackia. It's super easy to get started: Whack Bushes! Find Pumpkins! Trade for Decorations! Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from "The Cop").

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Hallowe'en Completionist," they will count so long as they are within your inventory!

The goal is to scare the pants off 8 children, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for items at the event store!

It's a doubly good thing the Haunted Mansion missed Glenda the Witch by inches; not only do you trade your pumpkins with Glenda for basic Haunted House decorations, you'll be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special "interactive" decorations. You will need all four to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* to increase the decoration's scariness. Each of them will start at 50 "scariness"; talk to "The Construction Worker" to ask for help from your friends to increase each of the decorations effectiveness!

*Platforms which do not support Friend Lists will have an adjusted static scariness.


Gotta Collect them all!

Want some crazy creatures to add "life" to your House's experience? Every few days, a new creature will become available which you can request from friends* from "The Cop". You'll need one of each creature to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement; if you miss a creature, you can still purchase one from "The Cop" for Bush Bucks.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Nov 3, 11:59:59 AM PST
Vampires - AVAILABLE Mon Nov 3, Noon PST UNTIL Wed Nov 5, 11:59:59 AM PST
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 5, Noon PST UNTIL Event End

*Platforms which do not support Friends Lists can receive a single creature as they become available, by speaking to "The Cop."


Of course, Hallowe'en is more than decorating and scaring...

...It's also about the CANDY! And there is *plenty* of that to be found in Bush Whacker. Not will you earn it by scaring the snot out of children, but the myriad of quests you'll complete through the event will net you some significant goodies as well. And of course, starting on October 31st you'll be able to wander through out the lands of Bushwhackia to Trick or Treat in every major area! Each area (ie, "The Castle" will have an NPC standing in front of a large pile of candy. Talk to them starting October 31st, and you can earn some of their stash - 4 new NCPs have been added for the Castle, Underwater, Volcano and Mushroom areas!

New for 2014:
We've added two additional quests to the event, so be sure to keep an eye out for them, as they will unlock over the course of the event!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of ELEVEN possible Achievements to earn in the Hallowe'en 2014 event:

Achievements Returning in 2014:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Hallowe'en Completionist - Have at least one of each decoration in your H. M.!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
    • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!

Added for 2014:
  • Spooky Purchases* - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul

We have 3 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Hallowe'en 2013 items!

*The Hallowe'en Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Spooky Purchases achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


Find a New Bush Whacking Companion!



Vacuum Kitten - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Sad Mummy - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Beholder - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level


All Pet Packs include a level 15 Pet Treat, a Holiday Rune, VIP Vouchers and Tokens! (Tokens included only if VIP Membership is active at time of pet purchase)


2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Kitten Witch - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Creepy Pumpkin - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Emo Werewolf - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level




How the Contest Works

When you're ready, talk to the photographer standing next to the House (he's got a yellow ! above his head) and have him take a picture of your creepy layout. You can submit as many times as you would like, but each time you take a new picture, any prior votes are lost and you start over again so plan carefully!

Submissions will be accepted until *Friday, November 7th, 2014, - Noon PDT*, coinciding with the end of the event.

YOU get to vote too!

The coveted "User's Choice" award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 bush bucks! You can vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.

Based on Player feedback received after the Spring Garden Contest, we've made some improvements to the voting system:
  • Asking to visit the contest or the voting page no longer takes you outside the game; it simply loads the contest/voting page over top it! Finished voting? You can easily return to the event area by clicking "Back to Game" at the bottom of the screen. Easy as (pumpkin) pie!
  • Can't decide between two layouts? That’s ok! You now have a way to say "Next Please," and two new images will be loaded up for you!
  • Tired of seeing the same layouts previously? We've improved the system, you should see the same layouts repeated far more infrequently now.
Voting is open until *Monday, November 7th, 2014 @ Noon PDT*

And the CNE Winners are...

Once the submissions are closed at the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment studio will review the submissions and choose their favourites for each platform; 3 lucky players from Armor Games, Big Fish Games, Games.com, Facebook and Kongregate will all be awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 bush bucks. We'll post also post *all* the winners on the Codename Bush Blog!

The CNE winners will be announced the week of November 10th in the in-game news and on the Bush Blog!


Ready? Go Get Your Decoration On! The Hallowe'en Event will run until Friday November 7, 2014 at Noon PST.


Tell us what you think of the update here!   
October 24th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released October 24, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED: Hallowe'en 2014 Event and the Haunted Mansion Photo Contest! (Blog here!)


General Updates:
FIXED:
- Actually got rid of the erroneous 0% Puzzle Piece odds modifier this time.
- Issue where some energy regeneration trinkets could be erroneously equipped in normal trinket slots. Trinkets used in this way will be automatically unequipped.


Fungal Forest Updates:
FIXED:
- Issue causing Cursed Ring to not be crafted (Fixed Monday)
- Issue with the Flux chest not awarding items or gold (Fixed Monday)
- Typo in the "Glasses for Glen" NPC's text.
- Typo in the "Mushroom Hat Crown for the Minion King" NPC's text.


Feed the Feedback Machine here!
October 17th, 2014
Suddenly, a Wild Island Appears! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Tired of being in the Flux?
Ready to get your Whacker on?
Cool, because we've got a way for you to do that!

INTRODUCING THE FUNGAL FOREST!

Fungal Forest includes...
  • ...An increased Level Cap up to 260!
  • ...Four brand new areas for you to explore!
  • ...Dozens of new customization Trinkets and ranch items!
  • ...New secret areas, trinkets and quests for you to discover and enjoy!
Once upon a time, a Princess got captured by pirates. Fast forward two years, and she's STILL leading you into new adventures…talk to the Princess and hear the latest rumors of a new landmass, whose shores are known as Galfun...


Tell us what you think of the update here!
October 17th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released October 17, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED - Fungal Forest Area Expansion (Blog here!)

General Updates:
FIXED:
-Typo in Nate's Mountain Adventure (Solar Panels Collected).

- Altered text in the Farmer's new Big Gold/Energy quests to stress that the crop must take MORE THAN 8 hours to grow. Peas and Pineapples (which both take exactly 8 hours) don't count!

- Issue with Fishing where you could get a "Nothing" sometimes if you had both Fishing Trophy Items in your inventory. This "Nothing" case will now be replaced by a random junk item. (To avoid this, make sure you take those trophy items back to Natalie right away!)

- Glitch which caused Puzzle Piece odds to show up in your list of odds modifiers in your inventory even if you had no Puzzle Piece items/pets/etc. equipped.

- Glitch where the first 7 ranks of the "Find Secret Areas" achievements weren't counting the Volcano secret areas towards their progress.

Chime in about these changes here!
October 10th, 2014
Natalie Dragon's Trophies 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Natalie Dragon is a world renowned Adventurer, just like her dad - and in total contrast to her younger brother. She's also an expert in identifying antiques that are often whacked or fished up. You should take any that you find to her, and get the checked out!

You can find Trophy Items while whacking bushes, fishing, questing, and even farming. Bring them to Natalie's house in the Commons, and she'll evaluate them. Every item is worth taking to Natalie, they will all earn you a reward! On platforms which support Friends, Natalie will also compare your find against those of your friends.

To get started, make sure Natalie's house is completely built, then go whack, fish, quest and farm your way towards new achievements and rewards!                        


What Trophy have you found?   
October 10th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released October 10, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED: Natalie Dragon's Trophies! (Blog here!

General Updates:
FIXED: - Town Crier now sees the cooldown for the new Farmer's dailies.

General Updates:
FIXED:
- Typo in the Jr. Bush Whacker Capitalism Badge quest line.
- Issue where the green ? above the Mom's head in the Jr. Bush Whacker Capitalism Badge quest line wouldn't go away.
- Issue in the Jr. Bush Whacker Capitalism Badge quest line where cookie boxes weren't removing after quest completion.


Feed the feedback machines about these changes here!
October 3rd, 2014
Change Log: Changes released October 3, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED: If a player has completed the achievement "Farmer's Market", 4 quests will be swapped out:
    Removed from possible dailies:
  • Farmer's Market - Strawberries
  • Farmer's Market - Pineapples
  • Farmer's Market - Corn
  • Farmer's Market - Peas
    Added to possible dailies:
  • Farmer's Market - Quick Energy : plant and harvest 4 energy crops that take 8 hours or less to grow
  • Farmer's Market - Big Energy : plant and harvest 4 energy crops that take more than 8 hours to grow
  • Farmer's Market - Quick Gold : plant and harvest 4 gold crops that take 8 hours or less to grow
  • Farmer's Market - Big Gold : plant and harvest 4 gold crops that take more than 8 hours to grow

General Updates:
FIXED:
- An issue with VIP Token and Vouchers not correctly counting down in time (Fixed on Monday)
- Typo in PAGAS quest to whack bushes
- Issue where the Fashion Badge quests could get stuck


Chat about these changes here!