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December 6th
BW2: The Mystery of the Missing Prismatic Persons 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Prismafolk have gone missing!

Investigator Kaine has been hired to solve a missing persons case in the Prismatic Passage! Team up with a wary adversary and get to bottom of this mystery!

If you've completed his mystery in the Salt Desert and have made it to the Weeping Wall, talk to the Town Crier in the Commons to get started.

Post your comments and questions here!
December 1st
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event VI! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species - Sixth Encounter

Habitats are changing, and it's endangering many different animal species. Carson Tiva has found that three different endangered species can currently be found in Bushwhackia, as they search for new places to live.

Three Endangered Species

Barred Bandicoot - An endangered nocturnal morsupial in decline from habitat loss and predation

California Condor - A New World vulture critically endangered from habitat loss and poaching

Florida Panther Cub - An endangered big cat hunted to near extinction



Collect Conservation Data

Like you did during Carson's last visit, apply your bush whacking skills to help them collect Conservation Data on these unique animals for the limited time they're here. To gather data, you just have to give them a whack with your sword or other whacking implement. With said data, Carson Tiva can use it to try and help what's left of these unique animals.

Which species you encounter in the fields will be random, so if you fall behind in finding one of the three animals, you can start one of Carson Tiva's pursuit quests. You can do one pursuit quest every 20 hours.

Earn Rewards

Your efforts will not go unrewarded! Carson Tiva will trade you for this data in their store, plus you'll earn a unique plaque for your contributions! Like event ribbons, this plaque will increase your maximum energy based on your performance.

Collect data, complete the achievements, and earn rewards!

In addition to a new set of species, Bush Buck Bundle, and energy boosting plaque, you can earn a new Munching Camel ranch item reward!

Limited Time Only

Go to the event area of the Commons to get started, and gather as much data as you can before noon on Tuesday November 28th, Pacific Time!

December 1st
BW2: December 1st, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species 6 (December 1st, 2023)

- Updated Endangered Species mini-event:
- 3 new pets
- 3 new plaque ranch items
- New Munching Camel completion reward
November 24th
BW2: Return of the Butterfly Garden Gathering! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

A Garden For Butterflies

The butterflies are out there somewhere, and this weekend's visitor is looking to attract them to the event area! This is their SIXTH visit, so complete their tasks and get another one of their butterfly companions!

There are a total of 7 companion options to choose from, should you manage to attract them all to the event area in time.

Plus, if you've missed any of the past runs of this quest and cannot wait for another butterfly companion, you can spend 150 Bush Bucks to unlock the choice of another, including the other quest rewards! You can only do this till you have 6 of these butterflies.

Butterfly Gardening

Head to the event area in the Commons to get started. Attract different species to the event area in two ways:
1 - Help Harrow in the event area with her quests, unlocking at Noon PST (UTC-8) on Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 species to unlock this way.
2 - Collect Rare Flowers! You can do this after completing Harrow's first quest, available on Friday. There are 5 species to unlock this way, which will be much more challenging to get!

At the end of this colourful quest, you'll get to choose a butterfly companion from the different species you attract.

You have until noon on Tuesday to attract as many as you can, and until noon on Wednesday to choose one as a companion. Good luck!
November 24th
BW2: November 24th, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Butterfly Garden Gathering 6 (November 24, 2023)

- Rerunning the Butterfly Garden limited time quest 6 (Nov 24)
- Added two new butterflies to collect via Rare Flowers
- Can choose an additional butterfly for Bush Bucks
- Will run a day longer than it has in the past

- Added a special something to Kaine's Detective Agency after you've completed his first mystery

- Moved location of Flux gate in the Weeping Wall

- Moved an obstructed field stump in the 2nd field of Vacatau Island so it is visible

- Renamed the earlier Autumn Leaf Gloves to "Red Leaf Gloves"

- Permitted the Cloud Table, Cloud Side Table, Cloud Sundae, Cloud Tree, and Cloud Chair ranch items on the mini golf course

- Added the Student Desk, Pencil Box, Apple Bucket, and Cooked Turkey ranch items to the ranch store after you've unlocked them
November 14th
BW2: Halloween Haunted Mansion Contest Winners of 2023 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

We've chosen our 2023 Haunted Mansion Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choices are voted on by you, the wise Whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choices take home a cool 50 Bush Bucks.

Without further ado here are your winners:

Winners


1st Place
leelo

2nd Place
Sherryn

3rd Place
WhatAboutBob




Community Choice



Community Choice 1
Natsuki

Community Choice 2
Bartimaeus

Community Choice 3
icebergak1949

Community Choice 4
WayneDenny



Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
November 10th
BW2: November 10th, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Event (November 10th, 2023)

- Updated Thanksgiving Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Updated 2 of the VIP event rewards
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
- Added new parade balloon quest
- Swapped new appliance ranch item for Fatima's appliance quest
- Rebalanced turn-in progress. You can get 100% by completing all the quests and turning in station items found while whacking a minimum of 3 energy bars worth of bushes
November 10th
BW2: Thankful Thanksgiving Event 2023 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Time!

The residents of The Commons are preparing for a massive feast to celebrate the end of harvest season, and of course they need your expertise at finding things in bushes!

Finding a Feast

First and foremost, it's all about helping the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them for three types of meals, so you'll be collecting Meat, Veggies and of course Desserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia! Can you make all the Pristine Food? Keep doing turn-ins to achieve it!

On the subject of food - four of the guests have promised they would bring a dish to share, but they've forgotten ingredients.

Turkey Trouble

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. You have the whole event to complete it.

Harvests of the World

Once again we're celebrating other harvest festivals around the world and hosting an inflatable surprise. They'll unlock as the event goes on. And tune later in the event for a parade!

Post-Thanks

Of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the Black Friday questline introduced in a previous year, and an appliance for all those leftovers!

New for 2023

This year's update includes:

- new pet and costume VIP rewards!
- new costume items in the store!
- new ranch items in the store!
- new pet packs!
- new mount packs!
- new 2023 holiday 100% reward!
- new stove to repair!
- new parade float!

Holiday Rubber Duckies

If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward: The Thanksgiving Ducky! Collect them all to fill out the holiday duck pond, which you can purchase in the event store and prior items store!

A New Balloon

There's a new balloon in this year's parade! However, the parade organizer will likely need help getting it ready like the others...

A New Stove

Another littering dragon has tossed an appliance, crashing it into the event area. But one dragon's trash is Fatima's treasure! Help her repair this appliance and take it to your ranch!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are an incredible TWENTY THREE possible Achievements to earn in this event:

Returning Achievements

  • 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.
  • Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.
  • Parade Enthusiast - You watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Fridge Fix-Up - You helped Fatima fix an old fridge and move it your ranch.
  • Thorough Taste Testing - You helped out Miss Mei enough to try all the different daily side dish samples.
  • Fattened Feathered Friend - Help Nate fatten up his turkey.

New Achievements

  • Boutique Bounty - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2023 items.*

Retired Achievements

We have 11 achievements from previous years' 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.
  • Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.
  • Thanks For The Stuff - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2015 items.
  • Grateful Expenditure - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2016 items.
  • Feastful Frittering - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2017 items.
  • Banquet Blowout - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2018 items.
  • Stuffed Shopper - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2019 items.
  • Harvest Haul - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2020 items.
  • Gainful Gathering - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2021 items.
  • Thanks Gettings - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2022 items.
* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Boutique Bounty achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab a new harvest companion!

Mount Packs

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from November 10th to 13th!

The Griffin mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Koukougriff and Omen Griffin are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



Pet Packs

Three new pets can be seen in the event area! You can pick them up November 17th to 20th in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle!


Get Ready!

The event will run until Friday November 24th at Noon PST!

Post your harvest feasts and questions on the forum!

November 3rd
BW2: November 3rd, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Limited-Time Content & Misc Tweaks (November 3rd, 2023)

- Quibbatch limited-time quest and packs (Nov 3-6)

- Reduced number formatting for gold cost and inventory on ranch expansion dialogs

- Fixed the purple/green candle colours not matching the quest counters in the "Mood Lighting" quest for pumpkin carving in the Halloween event

- Fixed failing your first animatronic decoration quest in past years causing you not to be able to do them in subsequent years

- Fixed the offsets on the new Hay Bale mansion items

- Renamed duplicate Snowy Tree ranch item to "Snow Tree"

- Renamed duplicate Haunted Hollow Tree ranch item to "Infested Hollow Tree"

- Work on Kaine's mystery in the Prismatic Passage
October 20th
BW2: Halloween Event, 2023 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Haunted Mansion Has Materialized!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Halloween in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. 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 in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Halloween Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the 8 children standing in front of the house, 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 the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting on Wednesday October 25th You'll need 300 mansion spookiness before you can submit a screenshot, and at least 10 items placed in your mansion.

In case you're wanting to keep your decorations secret until it's finished, you can now prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 22, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 22, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 24, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 24, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Ghost Butler - AVAILABLE Mon Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL the Event End

*The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Sunday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! NPCs have been added up to the Prismatic Passage region!

Not ready to show off your Haunted Mansion to friends? Prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

New for 2023

This year's update includes:

- new pet and ranch VIP rewards!
- new costume items in the store!
- new ranch items in the store!
- new pet packs!
- new mount packs!
- new 2023 holiday 100% reward!
- new haunted mansion items!
- new craftable animatronic ranch item!

Holiday Rubber Duckies

If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward: The Halloween Ducky! Collect them all to fill out the holiday duck pond, which you can purchase in the event store and prior items store!

Animatronics!

And the witch has a new special item to craft for your haunted mansion in their new Pumpkin Duty quest. You can copy a permanent version of it for your ranch in the Fox's Moulder Most Foul quest line.

VIP Rewards!

Active VIP members can claim unique rewards based on their event progress! If you don't have an active membership, you have the entire event to consider becoming one! You can earn and claim these rewards until the end of the event.

And more!

And there's some minor fixes and improvements which you can check out on the Release Notes, which are linked at the bottom of the page!

See all the updates in the Release Notes!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are a total of 24 possible Achievements to earn in this Halloween event!

Returning Achievements

  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • 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!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!
  • Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least 40 unique decorations in your H. M.! (formerly Halloween Completionist)
  • Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy
  • Spook Inspector - Vote 50 times in the Haunted Mansion Photo Contest.

New Achievements

  • Possessed Possessions* - Purchase all the 2023 Halloween Event items.
We have 10 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 Halloween Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Halloween 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Halloween Event items.
  • All Hallows' Items - Purchase all the 2016 Halloween Event items.
  • Scary Swag - Purchase all the 2017 Halloween Event items.
  • Ghastly Grabs - Purchase all the 2018 Halloween Event items.
  • Creepy Collectables - Purchase all the 2019 Halloween Event items.
  • Frightful Frippery - Purchase all the 2020 Halloween Event items.
  • Terrifying Trinkets - Purchase all the 2021 Halloween Event items.
  • Haunted Haberdashery - Purchase all the 2022 Halloween Event items.

*The Halloween Slide Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Possessed Possessions achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

New Mounts!



To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from October 20th to 23rd!

Werewolf mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Zombie Werewolf and Infernal Werewolf are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

New Pets! - COMING SOON!



Post your Halloween scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 3rd at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • 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.