If you're someone I know very well on the Switch (my username is InstGriff), PLEASE contact me on Discord, I'm desperate to talk to my dearest friends that Nintendo won't let me easily communicate with.
What if we made it so you could not fall off and die in Desert Air Mine (DAM)? Visually I liked the color palette and loved the constant motion.
Maybe there could be some kind of wind mechanic at the bottom of the map? Basically if you fall off, you’ll simply be blown back up to the nearest platform, no harm done; the concept of wind would actually make perfect sense considering the map’s setting.
The only thing I can think of at the moment that I absolutely do not ever want to see in BBG is the Chest system, or any randomized system for that matter. Please don’t throw Chests into the game, I’m confident that doing that would drive more people away than one could anticipate, just continue letting us buy exactly what we want and things will be good. Take one glance at the current situation regarding EA and you’ll quickly realize why lootboxes are never a good idea.
If I think of anything else I don’t want to see, I’ll make more posts here.
I must ask, though, do you have to remove Desert Airmine? That map is one of my two all-time favorite BB maps alongside BBU Neo-Omaha, and seeing it removed would break my heart like almost nothing else. This scenario already went down a few years ago; the last time Desert Airmine was removed, people were shouting for you guys to bring it back, so removing it again would only revive the chaos. If you truly believe Desert Airmine is that much of a problem, maybe you could try making it a private-match-exclusive map like it is now? It would never show up in automatching so newer players wouldn’t have to be too concerned, so if you guys could manage that, I’m sure that would make everyone happy.
AR (Augmented Reality) Survival Mode:
A brand new mode for BB:Z! Using AR technology, you must defend yourself against hoards of Zombie Huggables once more, but this time, in real life. This is a survival mode where you're tasked with shooting down as many Zombie Huggables as possible for as long as you can survive. You can turn your device in any direction to check your surroundings, which you should probably do; a Zombie Huggable could be right behind you. Tap anywhere on the screen to fire and get rid of those pests! The Pink, Orange, and Blue Zombie Huggables have brand new character models in this mode, making them more terrifying than ever!
Updated menu screen with a special message to us from the game's creator, Ben Vu! Thank you so much!
For those of you who haven't checked up on this place within the past few days, Vanilla shut down this forum in response to SkyVu likely forgetting to pay for the site, as described in this error that persisted throughout the period of time:
Every time we would try to access this site, the error would not go away; this forum was completely disabled! Thankfully, this only lasted for a few days, but the response from the community was... heavy, to say the least. At that moment, some folks realized they had regrets in regards to not preparing for this kind of situation, so in an effort to prevent that kind of crisis again, here are some tips to prepare for possible future shutdowns:
Keep in contact with the members you care about; have a backup communication service so that even if this place is inaccessible, you can still talk to your friends! We recommend using social apps such as Discord, Kik, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the BBO in-game chat, and others like them to make sure you'll always be able to reach the folks you are attached to!
Archive anything you want to remember in the future! Take screenshots of posts that mean something to you, save any posted photos you know you'll want to later look back on, save some links, use the Wayback Machine to archive entire pages, things like that.
Realize that a future shutdown could happen without warning. Part of the reaction from the community regarding this shutdown involved people not expecting this to happen; almost nobody expected Vanilla to actually do something themselves, myself included, so just keep in mind that at any given point, this could happen again... possibly even permanently.
We're just as concerned as the rest of you are. This most likely was just a simple mistake, but by chance, it also could've been a sign of things to come. We want to make sure that we as a community are prepared for any similar situation in the future, so be sure to follow these tips if you feel that this place is meaningful to your life, your memories, or anything of that nature!
A Battle Bear never comes unprepared!
... except for Wil. Don't be Wil.