January 30th, 2015
New Feature: Plant Splicing Station 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Are you ready to start growing? Plant splicing is now available in-game! Make your favourite crops produce more or grow faster by creating a Plant Splicing Station for your ranch!

As of the update today, players who have bought all of their ranch expansion regions can start a new quest by talking to Farmer MacDonald, who has decided he wants to help you explore the world of plant splicing. The reward? Your very own Plant Splicing Station!

Once you have the station, harvesting crops on your ranch will start counting towards Crop Research Goals. Each crop has a certain number of harvests (of that crop) that you must do before you can try to level it up. Once you reach the Research Goal you can begin to research an upgrade for that crop. This research will take time, and will be more difficult and time consuming based on the crop's level. When the research is complete, you’ll either have successfully leveled up the crop (increasing its production or decreasing its growing time) or you’ll get a boost to your success chance and can try again. Each level will take more harvests of the crop to meets its research goal and the max level of each crop is 10, at which point the crop will, on average, be about 20% better.

While researching a crop, harvests of that crop won't count towards its next level research goal, but you can still harvest different types of crops to start working on their goals.

There are also a variety of new achievements for dedicated Plant Splicers, some of which come with exciting titles.

Happy farming!

Talk about your splicing on the forums

FAQ:


Can I research rare seeds, like Magic Beans, Super Blueberries, or Mushrooms?

- No, those plants cannot be researched. Only normal fruit and vegetable crops can be modified using the Plant Splicing Station.
January 16th, 2015
New Event: Happy Birthday Nate 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by getting it set up for him.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party.

New for 2015:

We’ve added a new quest that will be unlocked as the event goes on. Keep your eyes peeled for a fiery good time! (Requires the Town Hall to have been built)


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total of TEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2015 event:

Achievements Returning in 2015:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed each of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times

Added/Changed for 2015:

Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items! *
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!

We have 2 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The Nate’s Birthday mini-golf piece is not included in the Nate’s Stash achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2015 Pet Packs



Kate (Cat Nate) - Replaces up to 30% of Nothing wins with Gold
Puffy the Dragon - Reduce Nothing chance by up to 30%
Dynobug - Replace up to 25% of Nothing wins with energy, mana, or power


2014 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Boy Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Girl Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Dragon Kitten - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%


This event runs until Friday January 30, 2015 @ Noon PST.


Post your thoughts and feedback here!
January 2nd, 2015
Moving On Up! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Our first content update of 2015 for Bush Whacker 2 is a whole new floor for your Skyscraper!

I mean, it's not much of a skyscraper if it's only got one floor, so for those of you who've already built the base, head back to the construction worker and help him add a second floor! Once it's complete and you've helped move in some tenants, the Skyscraper will provide a new set of daily quests for you to do. Note that you'll only ever be offered either a Skyscraper daily or an Inn daily each day, so the total number of daily quests and Satchels you can collect per day hasn't changed. Have fun!

Discuss this update on the forums!