WallaBee Tips & Strategies

Want to take your foraging to the next level? Follow these sure-fire tips and strategies from one of WallaBee's most addicted and dedicated players:

Pouch Management

  • Keep your pouch clean. Items you don't need should be recycled or dropped at the nearest available spot if you still have need for it.
  • Ask yourself do you really need to hold on to all the items in your pouch. Getting a full pouch when new items are released is very frustrating.
  • At most, keep only one extra of each item (including mixes) for the set(s) you're trying to complete in your pouch at any given time. Store extras at nearby spots for easy retrieval when needed.

New Items

  • Follow @NewItems on Twitter. Have their tweets sent to your phone to get instant notification of new items and set releases. Learn how to get SMS notifications for tweets.
  • ItemBrowser automatically updates itself via the WallaBee API every 5 minutes. You can see what items look like within minutes of their official release.
  • Activity is probably the best place to find out where an item is dropping or if it is a store item. If it is a forage item and you are not near a spot that has that category keep an eye on the activity list to see if someone finds it at an alternative category.
  • Keep an eye on the store. Sometimes even if an item is found via a forage, WallaBee will sometimes offer it in the store as well.
  • Friend other players. If your buddy finds #1 of a new item at a Service Category, chances are you can find one at a similar place near you.
  • Follow the @wallabeeapp team. (SEE: About WallaBee) Sometimes they drop hints about when sets will be released and what kinds of items they contain.

Mixing

  • If you like to collect double digit numbered items then don't try and mix the first item you get. With the growth of WallaBee the first 99 items go quick.
  • If more than one item is relased at a time, there's a good chance that one or more of them are mixes with the lower ranked item. The lower ranked item is most likely part of the mix.
  • The higher an item's rank, the more important it is (and harder it'll be to make.)
  • Items often contain clues about how they might mix. Prime example: Watering Hole + Tour Guide = Crocodile which has artwork of the Tour Guide wrestling the Crocodile. Thieving Monkeys have keys in-hand. They're used in the mix to create Safari Animals.
  • Even item descriptions have clues for mixes. Watering Hole has the description of "Don't get too close now, Babs says there's creatures lurking below.." which leads to a clue about the Crocodile. Another example, is the Canteen which has the description of "Look, we know it was vodka you had in here, but it's all gone now. Where could you fill it up with water?" which is a clue to mix it with the Watering Hole to make the Zebra
  • Don't always assume every mix leads to another mix. If multiple items get released at once and you learn one mix. Before you mix again try other combos to make sure you aren't missing a different combo.

Foraging

  • Items are always evolving, over time they change between foraging and the store or both. So if you are looking for a specific item check the website to see where it is today!

Spot Creation

  • If you create a spot it may not give items right away. According to the WallaBee developers "newly created places do not kick out items for a set period of time dependent on the surrounding number of places".
  • Do not create false spots, especially near homes. The WallaBee team is constantly monitoring this and if they find it they will delete the spots, scatter the items throughout the world, and ban you from creating any new spots.

Marketplace

  • When pricing items in the Marketplace try to be reasonable. A number of people try and inflate the price of an item to try and get honeycombs but most people don't have a high amount of honeycombs to spend. Less than 1% of WallaBee users could pay 78,000 honeycombs for an item and most won't typically pay that high of a price.
  • Buyers tend to look for bargins, if you want to sell an item look at what other people are pricing it at. Underprice them, and there is a good chance a buyer would buy yours before the other one.
  • Items numbered 1-99 tend to be the most in demand (especially ones used in mixes). If you are not collecting specific numbers or a range of numbers try and get those lower numbered items to sell. I've built up a decent amount of honeycombs by keeping my prices at reasonable levels that would attract buyers.

Twitter

  • Follow along and share your tips using the hashtag #wallabeetips on Twitter.