November 28th, 2014
The Mystery of the Restless Ghosts! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Investigator Kaine needs your help again, Bush Whackers! This time a troupe of restless ghosts are causing trouble in the castle area! In order to start this adventure you must have completed Kaine's caves mystery and reached the kitchen area of the Castle Interior zone. Once those requirements are met, you can start this new adventure by talking to the Town Crier in the Commons. Have fun!

Discuss this update on the forums by clicking here!

This weekend we're also running a special Black Friday sale! Until Monday, December 1st at 11:59:59PM PST, all purchases of 50 Bush Bucks of more will award 30% more Bush Bucks for free! We're also throwing in an exclusive Black Turkey pet with your first purchase of any Bush Bucks or Premium Pet Pack (starter packs included!)
November 28th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released November 28, 2014  
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED:
- Kaine Adventure: Mystery of the Restless Ghosts (Blog here!)
- Black Friday Sale (30% more BB with purchases of 50 Bush Bucks of more, plus a special Black Turkey pet with your first purchase of any BB or pet pack during the sale)

General Updates:
FIXED:
- Fixed a typo in the Jungle Outskirts
- Fixed an issue where a pile of candy persisted in the Castle Interior after Halloween
Chat about these changes here!
November 21st, 2014
Flux Remixed 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

One of the most common requests we have from end-of-game players is a way to revisit old Flux puzzles, followed up by a way to use and recombine old Flux trinkets. With the update today, we are doing both!

As of the update today, players who have reached the current Flux will be able to teleport to previous Fluxes and get trinkets they missed or just complete different puzzles if they get tired of the latest one.

Want to get started? Talk to the "glitch" with the !!! over its head to teleport between Flux's.

Once you arrive in a prior Flux, you'll notice one major change: all the Devs in previous are ghostly and won't say anything (because we didn't keep any of their old dialog, whoops!), but you can watch the "studio " expand with new Devs, as we evolved over time.


The next major change is that instead of receiving 10,000 gold after finding all 8 Flux Trinkets for a given Flux, you will now whack up Flux Dust. Flux Dust can then be used to buy special Custom Items, a custom pet, or to upgrade a special "Super Trinket" that can only be obtained and upgraded in the Flux.


So What is the Super Trinket?

As indicated above, the Super Trinket can only be created in the Flux. This trinket can be upgraded more than 50 times - each time you upgrade it, you can modify a different stat, but each group of stats must be added before the next tier will unlock.



You will need to collect all 8 trinkets from a specific Flux, before they can be traded for Dusts (and clean up the trinket inventory).



Talk to the woman in the blue shirt and bowler hat in the Flux to access the Flux store and Super Trinket upgrades!                         


Tell us what you think of the update here! 


If you didn't catch our update yesterday, please visit the CNE Community Blog for an important note.  
November 21st, 2014
Change Log: Changes released November 21, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED: - Flux REMIX (Blog here!)

General Updates:
FIXED:
- Issue where Negdry could not be recruited for the Theatre quest. (Fixed Monday)
- Glitch where Big Trout/Squid could be doubled - You'll now only ever receive one.
- Typo in Kaine's Desert Mystery


General Updates:
FIXED:
- Typo in the "Gas Masks for Reggie" quest description
- Typo in the "Saute Sauce for Sanjay" quest description and objective counter
- Typo in Brock the Mason's text when you start the Lumps of Clay quest
- Typo in the description for the "Mushroom Painting" ranch item
- Reveal issues with Reggie and Levi in the Mushroom Core.
- Issue with the final puzzle graphic in the Sporing Forest
- Issue with a premature puzzle reveal before puzzle completion in the Sporing Forest


Chime in about these changes here!
November 19th, 2014
Here Turkey Turkey! Where are you Turkey?? 

Are you ready to stuff yourself full of tryptophan?!

The Pilgrim Monkey is on hand to ensure that the bounty of the fall is harvested, to prepare an epic feast for all the Monkey's to enjoy. Help him prepare the Thanksgiving meal by decorating the table and filling it with delicious food stuffs. Collect wild turkeys and earn trophy room items, or check out the available Extras in the Pilgrim Monkey's store!

Note: We are closely monitoring your event feedback after each holiday event, and are making ongoing improvements to the balance of event gameplay. Want your opinion heard? Make sure you send us your thoughts at the end of the event!


General Event details:

- Collect 18 different types of supplies to prepare for a feast, of ever increasing amounts.
Note: IF you need 50 remaining items, and you multiply a single egg and receive "100," only the first 50 will count. (i.e., you have 199 950 peas, you multiply for 100 peas, but you only keep 50. The remaining 50 are 'overstock' and are discarded by the system)

Why do you not get to roll them forward? Because each item you are collecting is different, and eggs can contain only one type of item. Yams are not gravy boats are not peas are not candle sticks. If you are getting close to the end of an item, use your multipliers carefully!
- You'll need to find…
…4 preparation items to advance from the Bronze stage to the Silver stage, (Place settings, candles, yams and gravy boats)
…4 preparation items to advance from the Silver stage to the Gold stage,
…12 preparation items at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Thanksgiving Event Trophy!

How the Event works:

The multiplier buff we introduced back in September has been exceptionally well received in event feedback so we are continuing its use! Here's the low-down on how the buff works:
  • The original Thanksgiving buff has been removed and in its place is an daily upgradable multiplier buff which increases each time you feed the Pilgrim Monkey Thanksgiving Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Pilgrim Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to preparation item wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight PST.


Let's break down the Pilgrim Monkey's special event stage:



From the Pilgrim Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the feast table become crowded with tasty goodness!
  • See your progress towards your current preparation items,
  • See the current cost of the items which you are working towards,
  • Keep count of your Wild Turkey Achievement progression!
  • Easily track your progress towards preparation completed, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Thanksgiving Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy: Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.
Ribbon and Trophy (if earned) are awarded after the event finishes on December 3, 2014. The highest ribbon earned will be awarded.


Wild Turkey Achievement:



As you break eggs, wild turkeys appear and wander around the screen. Gently tap the turkey before it's gone! The turkey will try to escape, but one painless tap and magically you have a fragrant, perfectly cooked turkey!



At the 1st, 50th and 250th turkey found, you will unlock special decorations for your trophy room. Turkeys will continue to appear after you have earned the last achievement, but you can continue to hit them. Hitting additional turkeys will not grant additional benefits.

Stretch Goal: Can be displayed in a Trophy Room



Unlimited Turkeys! After you have earned the Thanksgiving Trophy, you can continue to earn Turkeys, which can fill up your Trophy room - some plucking may be required, if you're hungry.


Available in the Pilgrim Monkey's Store:

Consumables Tab:
Thanksgiving Crate Costs 250 Thanksgiving Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PDT on 2014-12-4!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on December 3rd, just in case!)


Extras Tab:



Available for Event Tokens:
2014 Event Hat - Pumpkin Pie hat - 10% more Event Tokens
2013 Event Hammer - Drumstick Hammer - Slightly more stars





Available for Monkey Bucks:
2013 Pilgrim Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Star wins by 10%
2013 Turkey Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Multiplayer wins by 10%



Hat Packs for 2014:



Chef's Hat:
- Chance your last Egg Broken was Free
- 10% More Gold

Football Helmet:
- Small chance of Bonus Hammer Win
- 10% more Event Tokens


Each Hat Pack also comes with:
  • 500 Hammers
  • 1000x Multiplier
  • 75 Stars


The Thanksgiving Event will run until Wednesday December 3, 2014 - Noon PST.


Tell us what you think of the update here! 
November 14th, 2014
Food, Family and...helping to save the Turkeys? 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thank goodness for Thanksgiving!

The residents of Bushwhackia are preparing for a massive feast, and of course they need your help!

You'll need to first and foremost help the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them, so you'll be collecting meat, veggies and of course deserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia!

On the subject of food - four guests have promised they'd bring food to share, but predictably they've forgotten some ingredients. (Apparently, no one bothers to make a list anymore!)

And then, there's the problem of the Turkeys. Apparently, they need to be rescued in some fashion, so you'll need to get on that.

New for 2014:
We've added two brand new quests to the event so be sure to keep an eye out for them as they will unlock over the course of the event! When they are made available, speak to the NPC standing between the food turn-in tables and Pete the Clown and he'll point you in the right directions. (He's also the one from whom you can purchase ingredient bags from!) To make room for these new quests, Bob's historical quests will now unlock sequentially all at once, in contrast to previous years when his quests unlocked over several days.


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total of TEN possible Achievements to earn in the Thanksgiving 2014 event:

Achievements Returning in 2014:
Special Order - You helped all of the people prepare their special dishes.
Master of the Ways - You have helped cook each dish excellently for the pristine table.
Short Order Cook - You've helped prepare one of each dish.
Turkey Lover - You saved enough turkeys to guarantee survival. This year.
Historical Detective - You helped Bob the Historian investigate the Pilgrims.

Added/Changed for 2014:
Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.
Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.*

We have 3 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks if a player was not present during the original years:
Thankful Decorator - You bought all the house items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
Thankful Dresser - You bought all the player items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
Thankful Shopper - You bought all the 2013 Turkey Day items.

* The Thanksgiving Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Black Friday 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:

Roboturkey - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%
Hedgehog - Increases your chance to win quest items by up to 15% Thanksgiving Goose - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Mana!



2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:

Pilgrim Kitty - Odds to win Quest Items +15%
Pilgrim Squirrel - Odds to win Runes +25%
Turkey Hunter - Odds to win Puzzle Pieces +15%                          


Give thanks and feedback here! 
November 7th, 2014
Reach for the Sky, Scraper! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Meet Larry. He's the Commons' Construction Foreman. Meet Ed. He's the Commons' Building Manager. It's time to reach for the skies and provide multiple purposes to the unsightly space in the Commons!


Once upon a time, there was a little red schoolhouse.

Then there was an evil hat.

Then, there wasn't a schoolhouse.

A community rang out with laughter, outrage and sadness.

"The citizens of Bushwhackia deserve a home for all their wandering residents!" they cried out.

Enter Larry and Ed. They have some ideas, but they need your help to achieve them.

Speak to them in the western Commons, if you have finished to 100%:
…Inspector Kaine in the Mystery of the Evil Hat
…Natalie Dragon's house.


Tell us what you think of the update here!   
November 7th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released October 24, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED: Multipurpose SkyScraper (blog here:)

General Updates:
FIXED:
  • Issue where Profile, Achievements, and Rankings were not loading (Fixed Monday)
  • Issue blocking the Halloween Mini-Golf piece from being purchased correctly (Fixed Monday)
  • Issue on the DJArts Rewards page where the Large Energy Pack claimed to only restore 20% energy. It actually restores 25%, like regular Large Energy Packs.
  • Moved some bush spawn locations in the Mushroom Core so bushes are not hiding behind things.
  • Typo in the Mushroom Painting ranch item description.


Chime in about Changes!