March 27th, 2015
Easter in BW2 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Joyous Easter Bushwhackers!

Easter is coming to the Commons again and you know what that means! Competition!

Every 8 hours, you can compete against 4 residents of the Commons in the Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, after your first Hunt of the day, you can hide eggs to set-up for the next hunt and whack monsters to keep the fields safe for the children!

Having trouble winning? Why not use some bonuses, available from the shady character in the wizard hat in the Event Area. Boosts are available for purchase for Easter Tokens after you complete your first Egg Hunt of the event.

Help make the eggs with the three turn-in stations! With all the Unpainted Eggs, Dye and Wax, we can make some pretty egg designs!

This year's event adds nearly a dozen new quests on top of the ones offered in previous years, so there's tons to do all throughout the event!

New for 2015:
If you helped Chef Elza prepare her feast last year, she's collected new recipes from the residents of the Commons and has a whole new slew of ingredients for you to find.

Speaking of Easter Feasts, lambs are so cute, aren’t they? Help Lambchop save her fellow lambs from ending up on Easter feast tables.

There will also be two new daily quests that unlock this year! Grab Jelly Beans and Peeps every 20 hours for extra Easter progress and tokens!

Plus, stay tuned for the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt! Eggs will be hidden throughout the entire BW2 map for you to find!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of TWELVE possible achievements to earn in the Easter 2015 event.

Achievements Returning for 2015
Winner, Winner! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt. You can do it!
Greedy! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt with a perfect score.
Easter Feasting - Help the Chef prepare for the Easter feast!
Basket Weaving 101 - Complete the Easter Reeds quest 5 times
Pro Egg Designer - Help 40 times at each of the Egg Stations

Added/Changed for 2015
Gone Egg Crazy - Purchase all the 2015 Easter custom items.*
Lambs against Lamb - Help Lambchop protest certain feast choices
World Wide Hunter - Find some eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt
Egg Eagle Eye - Find all the eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt [HARD! Requires most of the Seasonal Forest content finished]

We also have 3 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Easter Token Finder - Purchase all of the 2014 Easter custom items.
Eggtacular - Purchase all the 2013 Easter custom items.
That's Not Fair! - Win the Egg Hunt while dressed as the Easter Bunny (2013 customization items: Rabbit Hat, Rabbit Nose and Bunny Cape)

*The Easter mini-golf piece is not included in the Gone Egg Crazy achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2015 Pet Packs (Available until Monday March 30th at Noon PDT)



Balloon Bunny - Increases your odd to win Mana by up to 25%!
Easter Cat - Replaces up to 30% of Nothing wins with Gold
Rocket Chick - Gives you an up to 20% chance to double non-multiplied Mana wins!


Previous Years Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)



Chocolate Rabbit - Change up to 20% of nothings into Chocolate, which converts to random energy, mana and power.
Marshmallow Peep - Increases your chance to win energy up to 25%.
Walking Ukrainian Egg - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces up to 15%.
Rocket Rabbit - Increases your chance to win energy by up to 25%.

The event will run until Friday April 10th 2015 @ Noon PDT.

Post you Easter comments and questions here!

FAQ

How do I participate in the Easter Egg Hunt?
Talk to the NPC under the Easter Egg Hunt banner to be teleported to the hunting zone.

What do I do in the Easter Egg Hunt zone?
Click on all the crates, barrels, rocks and bushes trying to find as many eggs as you can. There are only 20 eggs hidden in all the doodads.

How do I get a perfect score in the Easter Egg Hunt?
You need to collect all 20 eggs - basically not letting any of the other hunters find any.

I’m too slow at the Hunt. How can I be better?
The NPC with the wizard hat in the event area of the Commons sells boosts for Easter Tokens. Speed up your character and distract the other hunters with his wares. Also, travel in a circle, starting in the area closest to where everyone else is being distracted.

When will the last quest unlock?
All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

What contributes to my 100% progress?
Turning in the Unpainted Eggs, the Dye and the Wax as well as completing the Easter Egg Hunt and quests for the folks in the event area.

Why do I want to ask friends for help?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

Where can I see the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

When can I do the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt?
The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt starts on Easter Sunday - April 5th - and lasts for the rest of the event.

Where do I find World Wide Easter Egg Hunt Eggs?
Once the hunt has started, you can find eggs by clicking them in many of the zones in the world. Eggs are hidden behind rocks and trees and in tricky to access locations in normal zones, secret areas, and adventure zones all over the world. Not every area has an egg hidden in it. There are 60 eggs hidden throughout the world in total, but you'll need to be done most of the content in the game to find them all.
March 25th, 2015
Fighting Homelessness in BW2 


Calling all Whackers!

The Commons has some very special guests for the next few days. Bob and Ruff are here to tell you about homelessness and what you can do to help.

We at Codename Entertainment are showing our support for the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s #buildhomes campaign by donating our share of the proceeds from the purchase of the adorable pet dog Ruff with his Cool Aid colour neck tie. Ruff's bonus changes up to 25% of Nothing wins into Hearts (random energy, mana, and power).

The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. They create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. They make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year at 14 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich, British Columbia. The Society’s major new campaign is to Help End Homelessness by building an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes

For more information on Cool Aid, click here!

Ruff will be available for purchase until Friday March 27th 2015 at Noon PDT.

Celebrate your purchase by commenting on Facebook, sharing your love on the forums, or tweeting with #gamingforgood.
March 20th, 2015
Generation 4 PETS and a Sale! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Overrun with Tigers and Wolves and Giraffes, oh my? The new Generation 4 pets are here!

Misty's new shipment of pet eggs has finally made it to Bushwhackia for you to hatch when you accept the "Find an Egg" quest. She will also have all the Generation 4 eggs available to purchase for Bush Bucks during the "Find an Egg" quest.


Other changes to Misty and Hank for Generation 4:
  • Misty will no longer let players abandon Gen 3 pet eggs that they are hatching (they're now too rare). Only current generation 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 3 pet eggs can now be found in Quester's Satchels (with the same limitations as the Generation 1 and 2 eggs, which will still be available in satchels as well). Generation 3 pet eggs are now more expensive to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store.

  • Hank now sells a random assortment of Generation 4 pets (instead of Generation 3) for Bush Bucks.

PAGAS changes for Generation 4:
  • Generation 4 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 4 pets.

  • The Pet Progress dialog now includes Generation 4 pets. 10 new pets that all players can unlock!


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

Generation 4 Pets:
  • Black and White Palomino Pony
  • Butterfly
  • Cobra
  • Dragonfly
  • Ferret
  • Orange Kitty
  • Otter
  • Polar Bear
  • Salamander
  • Snail




2015 Spring Pet Sale!
For those players who were not with us before, here's how the sale works:
  • Over the next five (5) days we will rotate through 40 pets from a variety of sources.
  • 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.
  • *New for this sale* For 24 hours, you can vote for which pet will get the biggest discount in the next 24 hours.
    • So the first voting cycle will run from Friday March 20th at Noon PDT until Saturday March 21st at Noon PDT, and the discounts will be applied for the winning pet until the next vote ends Sunday March 22nd at Noon PDT.
    • The final vote will end at Tuesday March 24th at Noon PDT for the pets that will have a discount until the whole sale ends.
  • Also available is a Pet Treat Pack! It contains 4 level 20 Pet Treats, a Pet Rune which boosts the XP you receive for your pet by 50% and lasts 7 days when equipped, and 100 Bush Bucks! A $55 value for only $20!
  • The sale ends Wednesday March 25th at Noon PDT.



Chat about the Generation 4 pets here!
March 18th, 2015
Green with Energy 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: sale, bw2.


Craving just a little bit more energy to chase those last few Leprechauns? Close to leveling up but your crops aren't ready? How about picking up an Energy Drink pack or two or five?

From now until Friday, March 20th, at Noon PDT, you can grab the Green Energy Drink pack! It comes with 5 Green Energy Beverages, 100 Bush Bucks, and a VIP Voucher. The Green Energy Beverages give you 250% energy and turn you GREEN for 24 hours! There's a limit of 5 pack purchases per player!

Talk about your green adventures and post ideas for future sales here!
March 16th, 2015
Gold Sale 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: sale, bw2.


Hi Whackers!

From now until 12PM PDT on Wednesday, March 18th you can get amazing discounts on Gold in the Bush Whacker General Store! Grab what you need, whether it's for that expensive trinket that you can't live without, another Ranch expansion for an extra farming plot, or combining some awesome runes!

Amount of Gold Normal Price Sale Price % off
25,000 90 BB 25 BB 72%
50,000 180 BB 40 BB 78%
100,000 360 BB 60 BB 83%
250,000 900 BB 100 BB 89%
500,000 1800 BB 160 BB 91%
1,000,000 3600 BB 290 BB 92%

Ask any questions here! Or chime in with ideas for other sales you'd like to see! :)
March 13th, 2015
Slothing Around with Nate 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Everyone's favourite adventurer is back with a new quest! Nate Dragon has heard about the strangeness in the Seasonal Forest zone and wants to save the sloths from the harshness of winter. Meet up with him in the Autumnal Forest after doing the 1st puzzle of the 3rd field if you've completed all his other quests and talked to the Town Crier. Nothing wrong with trying to save some sloths, right? Nate can be such a good guy sometimes.

Talk about his antics here!

Also happening this weekend is another sale! Get 30% more Bush Bucks on purchases of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus on your first purchase of the day, get a different coloured adorable Sloth pet free! There are 3 unique colours to collect, so make sure to nab your favourite or collect all 3!


Brown Sloth (brown) Raspberry Sloth (purple) Blueberry Sloth (blue)
From Friday March 13th @ Noon PDT From Saturday March 14th @ Noon PDT From Sunday March 15th @ Noon PDT
Until Saturday March 14th @ Noon PDT Until Sunday March 15th @ Noon PDT Until Monday March 16th @ Noon PDT




And while the sale is going on, you can find a Sloth Lover in the Commons and perform a quest to create a Sloth Care Package, which will provide a buff for one of your Sloth pets and a Large Energy Pack.
March 6th, 2015
St. Patrick's Day in the Commons 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bushwhackers!

The Commons is greener than usual! That’s because the Commons Party Planning Committee is putting on a St. Patrick’s day party!

Unfortunately, the guests of honour seem to have gotten lost in the bushes. Go whack them up and help them find their way to the Event Area!

There are eight Leprechauns to whack up that will help you put on a rocking St. Patrick’s Day party! As the event goes on, the odds to whack them up gets larger, so you can get them all before it ends. Three of them will have turn-in stations for you to do and the others will have repeatable quests for you to do for event progress.

Also, Mr. Keith is looking to put out his special brew again. Help him find the ingredients.

New for 2015:

There are 3 new quest lines this year.

Seamus is in the mood to do some whacking of his own, but first he needs your help to make the perfect shillelagh.

Siobhan is throwing her version of an Irish Feast...but the dishes got lost in the bushes. Go find them for her!

Those poor snakes are tired of being whacked so often. Help their leader out by setting up his snake relocation program efforts.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of TEN possible achievements to earn in the St. Patrick’s Day 2015 event.

Achievements Returning for 2015
Little Rascal - Capture a pesky missing Leprechaun.
More Little Rascals - Capture all of the pesky missing Leprechauns.
Destructive Behavior - Help 25 times at each St. Patrick's Station.
A Perfect Brew - Help Mr. Keith make his brew.

Added/Changed for 2015
King of Clubs - Help Seamus make a Shillelagh.
Lucky Purchase - Purchase all of the 2015 St. Patrick's custom items.*

We also have 4 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

My Leprechaun! - Whack a Leprechaun while dressed like Rainbow (2014 custom items)
My Rainbow! - Whack Rainbow while dressed like a Leprechaun (2013 custom items)
Rainbow Braid - Purchase all of the 2014 St. Patrick's custom items
Green Pride Week - Purchase all of the 2013 St. Patrick's custom items

*The St. Patrick’s mini-golf piece is not included in the Lucky Purchase achievement.

Pet Packs

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

New 2015 Pet Packs (Coming soon!!)





2014 Event Pets Available for Bush Bucks



Shamrock the Irish Setter - increases your chance to win Energy up to 25%
Rainboo the Pegasus - increases your chance to win Mana by up to 25%
Lucky the Leprechaun Kitty - increases your chance to win Gold by 30%

This event runs until Friday March 20th 2015 @ Noon PDT.

To kick off the event, we're running a sale! Get 30% more Bush Bucks on purchases of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, on your first purchase of the weekend, get a free Brown Snake Pet which increases Energy odds by up to 25%! This sale runs from event open until Monday March 9th at Noon PDT!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish and post your comments and questions here!

FAQ

What are the different leprechauns?
You can whack up two types of leprechauns: hatted and non-hatted.
  • There are 8 hatted ones to find, 3 will man turn-in stations, and 5 will give you daily quests. You must manually whack these ones to capture them.

  • The non-hatted ones will drop items for you to turn into the turn-in stations. You can quick whack and mana whack non-hatted leprechauns when they appear if you wish. New to this year's event, the non-hatted leprechauns will *always* drop some turn-in items, rather than just having a chance to.


How can I find the leprechauns?
Just keep whacking. You could whack them all up in a day if you wanted to. The odds to whack up hatted leprechauns will increase as the event goes on.

What adds to my event progress?
Turning in items to the Gold, Beer and Clover stations, and doing quests for folks in the event area.

Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

Why should I ask for friends to help boost turn-ins?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.
March 3rd, 2015
BW2 Leonard Nimoy Tribute 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Here in the Codename Entertainment offices, we are big fans of the original series of Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy.

As a tribute to his passing, you can do a quest to help Bill find an Ancient Communicator and as a reward you get a companion Leonard, with a random bonus of either Mana, Power, Gold, Gems, or Energy of up to 20%.

This limited time quest will be available until Friday March 6th at 9am PST.