Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 20, 17 1:32 PM
Hallowe'en is Coming to Bushwhackia!
Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Hallowe'en 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 "Hallowe'en Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.



The goal is to scare the pants off 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.

*Platforms which do not support Friend Lists will have an adjusted static scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting soon!

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

Edited on 10/23/2017 at 10:33:05 AM PST


 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 20, 17 1:33 PM
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 Event End

*Platforms which do not support Friends Lists can receive a single creature for free as they become available, by speaking to the Cop. The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Edited on 10/23/2017 at 10:37:17 AM PST


 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 20, 17 1:35 PM
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 Monday 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! So 1 in the Mysterious Forest, 1 in the Shady Detour, etc. NPCs have been added up to the Spine of the World!

New for 2017:
Halloween is all about pets! We've added another quest to assemble a pet. Plus, each kid will have a one-time only quest to help them, that gets you extra candy!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!
There are a total of 17 possible Achievements to earn in the Hallowe'en 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:


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!

Added/Changed for 2017:

Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least 40 unique decorations in your H. M.!
Scary Swag* - Purchase all the 2017 Hallowe'en Event items.
Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy

We have 5 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 Hallowe'en Event!
Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
Candy Spender - Purchase all the Hallowe'en 2013 items!
Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Hallowe'en Event items.
All Hallows' Items* - Purchase all the 2016 Hallowe'en Event items.


*The Hallowe'en Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Scary Swag achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Edited on 10/23/2017 at 10:38:10 AM PST


 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 20, 17 1:42 PM
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.

Edited on 10/23/2017 at 10:40:09 AM PST


 
KimchiGoddess
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by KimchiGoddess on Oct 22, 17 9:27 PM
Thank you! I love Halloween, it's one of my fave BW2 events!

Just one question about "Hallowe'en Completionist" for this year. If we can only receive the sparkly vampire by spending bush bucks (because he's been replaced by the ghostly butler), do we need that decoration for the achievement?

 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 23, 17 10:31 AM
KimchiGoddess wrote:Thank you! I love Halloween, it's one of my fave BW2 events!

Just one question about "Hallowe'en Completionist" for this year. If we can only receive the sparkly vampire by spending bush bucks (because he's been replaced by the ghostly butler), do we need that decoration for the achievement?


Terribly sorry about that. I didn't notice that Nick changed the achievement on me.

It is now just own at least 40 unique decorations.

 
ElsaStar96
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by ElsaStar96 on Oct 23, 17 12:32 PM
Hi all, Erika when you visit the Halloween contest page, it is still showing entries for the spring garden event...Whoops.

 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 24, 17 11:01 AM
ElsaStar96 wrote:Hi all, Erika when you visit the Halloween contest page, it is still showing entries for the spring garden event...Whoops.


Thanks for the catch. It only shows the Spring stuff if you have yet to enter an image.

We'll get that fixed up.

 
Discus3
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Discus3 on Oct 25, 17 12:02 AM
@erika

The kid dressed as a cowboy says he is a sherrif.

The correct spelling is sheriff.

Discus3

Edited on 10/25/2017 at 12:46:18 AM PST


 
Teddyfish
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Teddyfish on Oct 25, 17 3:35 PM
Seriously???? Questioning the spelling of Sheriff? After all the 'correct and great additions' ...expertise in art and imagination while giving us BW's a continuing game without shame and we are all together...enjoying...yet another BW experience
I was a spelling enthusiast in a different time..This is a game... I kinda think every BW will appreciate how our developers communicate, and perhaps...they/us(BW ) will correct whatever necessary spelling to carry on.

Sorry to come off so negative about one comment..but I ...hmmm.. have no excuse!

Teddy

 
dinsb01
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by dinsb01 on Oct 25, 17 4:39 PM
Teddy, I think Discus was just pointing out a misspelling -- nothing more.

 

Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by erika_kramer1 on Oct 25, 17 4:53 PM
Thanks for the catch Discus.

I'm surprised no one's pointed it out in the past 6 years before now.

 
Teddyfish
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Teddyfish on Oct 25, 17 5:08 PM
Thanks dinsb...guess I was inappropriate in responding...so sorry.. Perhaps to me, a mere spelling mistake is of no importance, in this game...because...the spelling mistakes are trivial and do not happen often! Of importance to me, is the amazing art work, game play and genuine creativity...day after day after day. I've been enjoying this adventure for more than four years. We give what we can we take away what's available.

Teddy

 
tgcougar
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by tgcougar on Oct 25, 17 6:45 PM
Sherriff WAS pointed out in the past, as was "russle", instead of 'rustle', but no harm, no foul. Still enjoy the game - I took a 'minimalist' picture this year - doubt it will win, but there are some wicked crazy artists in our community!

 
Discus3
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Discus3 on Oct 26, 17 5:38 AM
erika_kramer1 wrote:Thanks for the catch Discus.

I'm surprised no one's pointed it out in the past 6 years before now.


Hi erika,

Thank you for your response.

I first reported the misspelling of sheriff to Kittychix in 2013. The last time I reported it was in 2015 - to YOU.

You responded with: eek! Said it would be added to the list. Lost the list?

I noticed russle (rustle); decided it was game appropriate.

Enjoying the game! Thank you, erika et al.

Discus3

P.S. Thanks everyone for your comments. Appreciate them ALL!

 
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Discus3 on Oct 26, 17 6:22 AM
Teddyfish wrote:Seriously???? Questioning the spelling of Sheriff? After all the 'correct and great additions' ...expertise in art and imagination while giving us BW's a continuing game without shame and we are all together...enjoying...yet another BW experience
I was a spelling enthusiast in a different time..This is a game... I kinda think every BW will appreciate how our developers communicate, and perhaps...they/us(BW ) will correct whatever necessary spelling to carry on.

Sorry to come off so negative about one comment..but I ...hmmm.. have no excuse!

Teddy


Hi Teddy,

Thank you for your comments.

I first reported this misspelling 4 years ago (and several times since then). Decided to give it one last shot. That is my excuse, and I am sticking to it.

Here is a better reason (not an excuse). More than 50 years ago when I worked in a Parole Office, I misspelled the word Sheriff. It was in a report that was to be sent to the County Sheriff's Office. Boy, was my face red!

Did you know you owe me a PM? The last one I received from you was 21 November, and I miss hearing from you! Looking forward to seeing you at AI soon.

Good luck to you and all in the Halloween Event and the HH Contest!

Discus3

 
Teddyfish
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by Teddyfish on Oct 26, 17 3:06 PM
Hi Dicuss.. while I am answering you with my head lowered and a bit ashamed that I even spoke out, I appreciate your hand of friendship as before. You are articulate with spelling, and I do remember why. I have just a humble reason for my response and no need going there.
..
So, my dear, you have brought me back to my senses..good timing and of course I will see you again on AI soon..all dressed in our 'scary' attire?.

Hope you are enjoying this Halloween Event...I do think it's one of the best..especially this year with so many additions.

Discuss..I will go to my pms..can't imagine not answering you if you wrote...l'll let you know soon..

Hugs to you, Teddy

Edited on 10/26/2017 at 3:08:04 PM PST


 
jbrecken
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by jbrecken on Oct 28, 17 5:00 PM
I just want to say that I love the animation for the way the spider walks around.

 
KJill
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by KJill on Oct 29, 17 2:53 PM
I don't comment very often but I have to agree that Halloween is one of my favorite events. I too have been playing for years, starting just at the tail end of the first Dog Days of Summer event. I have really liked the extra one time quests that have been added to the special events, you have done a great job of keeping things interesting for those of us who have stuck with this so long.

I also like seeing the spelling and other corrections pointed out, it can only help the game be better and I like to think that the younger players benefit from that. But as a former computer programmer I also know how easy it it to miss little things and then have corrections made and lost again, multiple versions of always seem to happen.

 
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Re:Bush Wh4cker 2 Halloween Event 2017

[Post New]by apples16951 on Oct 31, 17 2:15 PM
LOL at the level of detail from Erika about this event! You should have known better than to try to anticipate all of the questions in advance. Nice effort!

 
 
 
 
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