ON July 3, 2014
New Visitors to the Forest
Our big 1.9 update for Flutter just landed and it has two really awesome features we’re excited to share with you.
First up is the new Bee Fly character who you’ll unlock at the butterfly score of 1700. This cute little critter is hungry for pollen, and when full will burst to give you a special treat. It could be a flower, a storage resource, or perhaps even some Flutterbucks! This gives our players both a new source of items in the game, and a use for excess pollen you have floating round (or a strategic decision on what to spend your pollen on). The bee will also grow the more you feed it. There are four stages of growth, with the bee requiring more pollen to pop at each stage, and returning better items.
Next up is a feature which gives new players an opportunity to see and interact with old event butterflies. This was one of our biggest requests, and one we had a tough time coming up with a solid response to. More than anything else it was important for us not to damage how limited and special the event butterflies feel, so balancing that against the desire to let players see all the species we’ve created was tricky. So here’s how it works:
On a rare occasion, you will now get a a very special visitor to your forest, one of the butterflies from a past event that you have not collected. For the hour that the butterfly is with you, you can collect Honeydew from it, and use it’s special ability. If you’re super keen to keep that species around, you can pay a premium (2 x what it would cost to lay an egg within the event itself) to get an egg of that species and keep it round forever. So that’s the catch, you get to see and play with the limited species for free, but it’ll be a rare occurance that one turns up, and they are not cost effective to collect, so make sure you still put the effort in during the events okay?
Thanks again as always for your wonderful feedback and support, hope you all enjoy the update.