Recent posts by NPOM on Kongregate

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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Energy Max

Energy was capped earlier this year at 10x your base energy amount. (Base energy being sans trinkets) – I think the first person just didn’t correctly remember the number.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / funny stuff you may have met(SPOILERS)

Originally posted by myskybluecap:

I obtained a raw chicken from a…rock…?

At least you weren’t on the dooty quest.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hermit Daily Quest

Originally posted by bzai:

:) how to get this pet? http://imgur.com/lko9ASQ

Those will be available soon… check back every day to see when they go on sale! 8)

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Bzai: Alright! Next time you see that happen, submit a ticket immediately, and we’ll be able to check it out & see what happened.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

Originally posted by Beerblog:

A flag which shows which areas don’t have secret bonus areas could be helpful. The little red flag is helpful for showing that the bonus area is complete, but not so much in showing if a player misses an area. Looking at the map and seeing which areas don’t have either the red flag or the no-secret area flag would help players know they missed a puzzle (which is always good to catch early considering how much longer they take at higher levels).

It could also be done with a phantom bonus flag (dotted outline of the red flag). Maybe after completing a zone, the phantom bonus flags would appear in the zones where the player did not complete the secret bonus areas. It would keep the bonus areas secret until the zone was completed while still reminding the player they weren’t at 100 percent when they finished.

I’ll put this on the list, but as I’m not sure if it will be integrated, I will also direct you towards our amazing fan-made wiki which has a comprehensive list (not fully updated for the latest areas yet) http://bushwhacker2.wikia.com/wiki/Secret_Bonus_Areas

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

That’s normally a display error – if you go whack a bush it should correct itself (meaning the energy will appear).

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Unlocking Terrifying Traverse?

My advice is to go to the Mountain Peak entrance and then walk down – you should find the Princess there to lead you to the traverse.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by Ladyiceblood:

I was on Amicus Isle today and went a bit afk. As i came back, my crop-timer showed me 11 minutes until it’s ready. Then i clicked me back to my last whacking zone (thanks for making that possible again btw. (: ) and it showed me “ready”. So it either freezes or jumps when i go afk.

Yeah sometimes the game is subject to visual glitches until you refresh – particularly if you’ve left it running for a while!

Originally posted by Faytgirl80:

This could simply be a visual bug, but when I go into my inventory of important items the jewels for the first quest in the new area show up as a couple of vine ripe tomatoes. They’re labeled properly and look fine in every other instance, but it’s a little weird to see fresh produce where a quest item should be in my inventory, lol.

LOL. Thanks for the report, I’ll let the guys know.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

Basically done, our efforts are focused on BW2 and EBA at the moment.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by tsukasawm:

Had kind of a creepy glitch happen today. I left the new island to continue with my newest nate quest and ended up with player “ghosts” wandering around with me.

http://imgur.com/7oeh8K3
http://imgur.com/24A8wwJ
http://imgur.com/p4rXsWp
http://imgur.com/c7Dy7uh
http://imgur.com/UCI7Zaj

Well that’s a little creepy. Thanks for the heads up!

Originally posted by tsukasawm:
Originally posted by Bluji:

If you have full energy and go fishing (like I went today to finish up that boring stingray quest at Amicus Isle), any energy you gain from fishes will just inform ‘Energy Full’ and go to waste. Even though we’re talking about rather minimal amounts of energy here, it’s irritating. Is it meant to be that way, and if it is, why?

I believe it’s that way on purpose so you can’t stockpile energy. Don’t quote me on that though.

Dead on, tsuka.

Originally posted by furryjenny:

I just got the “Luau Table” item, and put it on my ranch, but it seems to be exceedingly finicky about what items can actually be put ON it. I tried putting the “Fruity Drink” in the center of the table, and it disappeared underneath the table. I experimented with some other items and sometimes they were able to be placed on the table, but if I tried moving them around, they would show as being under the table (even if the place I moved them to was the exact same spot that worked before).

Whoops! I’ll let the team know!

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Multiplayer area: Amicus Isle!

Originally posted by juandiego13:

Does the snowy ranch style give me my ice blocks??

Decidedly not, sir.

Originally posted by Beerblog:

Please make it so we can walk through the pigs. I often find myself getting stuck when they follow me into tight areas like the sandbar.

That’s on our list of fixes to implement, sorry you’re getting stuck on them!

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

Hi Anda, Dallester,

Sorry for the delay in replying. I read your messages right away and discussed them with the team. We take your comments very seriously and want to do as much as we can to address your concerns. For obvious reasons when you get to the end of the existing content things can feel a little slow, like you’re waiting around for new stuff. We’ve recently taken big strides to increase our rate of content releases and we hope that that’s been evident in our release schedule. We’re also going to do our best to make new ways to have fun while waiting for new content (ways that don’t involve hoarding energy, because that means the new content goes faster for players, and we need time to catch up!)

For now, I offer you two consolations, the latter of which was the reason for my announcement delay because I knew I could have it ready for you soon.

1) The new area is coming VERY soon, it’s the next scheduled update.

2) We have officially launched Bush Whacker Classic (the original game) here on Kongregate, which means you have a bunch of “new” content in a similar gameplay style to bust through between BW2 updates: http://www.kongregate.com/games/DJArtsGames/bush-whacker-classic

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Multiplayer area: Amicus Isle!

All suggestions read & noted!

Originally posted by Faytgirl80:

Awesome, I don’t mind saving up for a while to get the customization items I want. My only other question is how many different merchants will be cycling? Not really an important question, simply wondering is all. So far, this news has been the only good thing about today so thanks for giving me something to look forward to. ^^

No spoilers. >8D There are several of them, though, as you’ve noticed by now.

Originally posted by Faytgirl80:

I’m just wondering, but are the daily quests on the island different depending on what “room” you’re in? I’ve seen mention of a few different quests, but I’ve never gotten them. All I ever get is the quest for coconuts, shells, and stingrays. I like collecting things so I don’t mind, but I guess a little variety would be nice.

It should be random to the individual. I’ve been on a server where I’m doing lei/pigs and other people are gathering lobster pots or coconuts. However we are aware that people have been getting a lot of repeats.

Originally posted by tkaa:

How do I apply the Winter Ranch Style I just bought?

When you go to your ranch and go into build mode a “Skin Ranch” button will appear right above “Close Build Mode”.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by bzai:

How should i know what is the daily reward when there is nothing to show and just a question mark?

It only shows you what the reward is when you unlock it. Hint: Play 7 days in a row for the best reward: 4 Bush Bucks!

Originally posted by bzai:

There is a bug on buying the bait for fishing. Example, 10 Good Valuables Bait for 30 coins but I bought it and they just give me 1 Good Valuables Bait for 30 coins.

I’ll report that!

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hermit Daily Quest

Originally posted by Dallester:

You still get EXP for your pets in completed areas!

Really? So the fastest way to level a pet is in the first zone with lvl 1 bushes then, since 1 bush = 1 exp for the pet? (or will it “charge up” so you need 15 lvl 1 bushes to get 1 exp (if youre in the flux))

Nope, the EXP is balanced so that you aren’t advantaged by going out into early areas to spam bushes. (Like cube said)

Originally posted by jowol:

is it normal that i always get the same quest from the hermit, cleaning up the lake?

How many times in a row is “always”?

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by liorinix:

Help! I just bought the bulletin board and placed it on my ranch. When I tried to place my Thanksgiving and Christmas Ribbons on it they disappeared! I can’t find them anywhere—not even in my inventory! (I placed my bulletin board at the edge near the water.)

Submit a support ticket! We’ll find your ribbons!

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hermit Daily Quest

Originally posted by Dallester:

Bear in mind you will not get experience for your pet while in a zone marked as “completed” (correct me if im wrong). So if youve already got the achievement, id say its a BIG waste of time to go back and do the hermit quests, as you only get what, 50? 100? exp. Also you’ll recieve worse drops than compared to the zone youre in.

You still get EXP for your pets in completed areas!

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by Lackper:
Originally posted by Bluji:
Originally posted by furryjenny:

I have the Golden Apple and the Magic Blender trinket, and I think some of my Fruit wins are not giving me any gold.

Related to this, if you have Multicolored Marble and Golden Apple equipped at the same time, the nothings turned into fruits with the Marble don’t give out gold. Dunno if intended.

Very simple: broccoli ain’t fruit. With that and the golden apple description, i think it’s pretty clear.

Originally posted by furryjenny:

I have the Golden Apple and the Magic Blender trinket, and I think some of my Fruit wins are not giving me any gold.

In your case, i guess fruit that is increased by the magic blender, doesn’t give money. I hope that’s unintended and will be corrected.

Lackper is correct in both answers – except in the latter case, you WILL get your gold. You’ll just get the base amount, not a multiplied amount.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / lobster pots/dying plants= amicus island

Kevlar33: You must be connected to the multiplayer server when you play the quests, so that’s the reason it’s not working. If you can’t connect, try clearing your cache/trying a different browser to see if you can get it to work.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Okay small issue but would be good

The drops are counted as they drop, not as you mouse over them. The reason for this is that in the event that a huge amount of prizes are dropped & you’re disconnected from the game for some reason or another, we don’t want you to lose those items. The unfortunate part of that is that it also carries the potential for you to whack up more mana/power than you can carry. We figure this is probably the better of the two options, so we’re sticking with it.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by azzyheartsw:

This seems very obvious, so I apologise if it’s been suggested earlier. It would be nice if puzzle pieces could fit together and then you could move them around like one bigger piece, because I often find a few pieces which are obviously adjacent, I just don’t know where they fit in the whole puzzle.

I’ve got it on my list, but you’d be surprised how complicated integrating it actually is.

Originally posted by furryjenny:

I have the Golden Apple and the Magic Blender trinket, and I think some of my Fruit wins are not giving me any gold.

I’ll see if there’s something that might be causing this, bear with me…

Originally posted by Fitless:

Additionally it would be a big improvement if the “leave town” option would transport you back to your last battle location, and not to Amicus Isle. Wandering the swamps has become kind of tiring.

On the list already! Thanks! (re: your Amicus connection issues, have you tried another browser/clearing your cache?)

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Multiplayer area: Amicus Isle!

Originally posted by Faytgirl80:

When you say the merchants and their gear are a ‘limited time offer’ how limited are we talking? Like, is it once they’re gone they’re gone forever or will they (and their rare equips) periodically cycle through? You guys have been really great about not screwing the people who can’t afford to spend real $ out of certain items in all your games and I’d like to hope that same philosophy applies here as well.

They’ll be rotating. So you won’t know when you’ll next see that merchant, but you do have time to save up & wait (like the rotating BB-only pets).

Originally posted by Confoundo:

Any chance that you can make Amicus Isle not count for the ‘Visit Town/Leave Town’ button? I’d rather go back to whichever map I was on before… now I have to hunt it down in the world map.

Got that on my list, thanks for the suggestion. 8)

Originally posted by shubie1:

I am unable to connect to the multiplayer server? Is there something I am missing?

Tried a different browser/clearing your browser cache?

Originally posted by tsukasawm:

These quests are waaaaaaay too tedious for the reward you get from them. They either need to be scaled back, or have their rewards increased. Also, and this is just my opinion, it’s really disappointing to see all these cool new items, then see how many of them are BB only. You guys have always been really good about not pushing people to buy stuff with BB, please please please, don’t turn into every other energy based game and start trying to nickel and dime us.

These BB-only items are largely cosmetic and thus have little effect other than avatar customization. I totally understand your disappointment that more of them aren’t available for gold but we do have to look for ways to draw revenue from this game so we can put food on the table and keep the lights on in the office. One thing that we do that many energy based games do not is offer free premium currency (4 BBs every 7 days) so you can save up for special items if you so choose. It’ll take patience, but that’s really the way F2Ps work. You play with cash, or you play with patience.

Having said that we do take comments like this seriously – we value our free players too! So thanks very much for your feedback.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by tsukasawm:

I understand that, and I do try and do that. However, it’s still a frustrating situation to end up in, I think mostly because there’s no real mention of the 2nd requirement in the game itself, at least that I’ve seen in the 7 or 8 months I’ve been playing. Had I know I could have been more active in maintaining my friend list so I wouldn’t lose out, since I didn’t, I haven’t touched my list since I’ve started playing, as there’s been no real need to.

If you click on your friend whacks when they’re at 0, it shows you the cooldown period on those friend whacks and shows you which friends you aren’t getting friend whacks from because they’re inactive.

Sorry I didn’t mention the 2nd requirement, I didn’t even think of it, it’s been a while since I heard of people having that many inactive friends.

You definitely need to use the “purge friends” option in the player search tool.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hermit Daily Quest

Oh well, in that case – anybody have any opinions?

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

Suggestions read & added to the suggestion list! Thanks all!