May 18th
BW2: Change Log May 18, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Quality of Life and Fixes Update! (May 18th, 2018)

- Quest Hubs now have their own Area Progress dialogs, and their completion is tracked on the world map.

- Added tooltips to completed quests/items/achievements on the Area Progress dialog that shows their name.

- Added the “Sonic Excavating Yard Stick” trinket to the Glaucous Quarries artifact store, which when equipped draws circles around your last 3 digs in a quarry, indicating the max possible range the treasure might be from that spot. Makes digging much easier!

- Fixed an issue with leaving the new quarry area when you have a particle emitting (flowers, etc.) custom item equipped. (Which means you’d see a “Loading Graphics... “ popup that never went away when trying to leave the quarry until you reloaded the game.)

- Added a diggergy bar toggle button, visible when you’ve got a Geo-Pick trinket equipped, that lets you show/hide the diggergy bar when you’re not in a quarry or picking up diggergy.

- Moved a normal banana by the Old Bazaar field in Cera Altepetl Proper so that it’s away from the whacking buttons.

- Fixed store item costs getting covered up if the amount was greater than 4 or 5 digits long (depending on the icon).

- Store item cost tooltips now show amount as well as name.

- Added 4 more trivia questions to the Amicus Isle Trivia Time quest (April 13th):
- “What activity can you do on Amicus Isle during the Patriot Event?”
- "On what major continent is the Snowy Mountain region?"
- "What organization did the Black Hole pet raise money for?"
- "What is the name of the Commons’ resident trinketeer?"

- Added music to the tropical island zones.

- Added the “Shiny” effect to Hellvin NPC since his player counterpart has acquired the Flux Tier 10 Super Trinket. Thanks for all the reports, Hellvin!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
May 17th
Idle Champions Now Available for Tablets 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Available for iPad and Tablet for Android™ Today


VICTORIA, BC – May 17, 2018 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce that Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now available for iPad on the App Store and for tablet for Android on Google Play.

Idle Champions is the world's first idle strategy game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms, and is already available in Early Access on Steam for PC and Mac, where it has enjoyed great success since launching this past September:
  • Top 25 F2P game on Steam.
  • Top 100 Most Played Steam game (Top 0.5%)
  • Over 4.3 million cumulative plays.
  • 3 million hours played last 30 days.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an idle strategy game where players must assemble and organize a party of Champions to master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock Champions, upgrade their specializations, and quest for epic weapons such as Drizzt Do'Urden's legendary swords, Icingdeath and Twinkle. The key to success is learning how to combine each Champion's abilities to maximize their potential and defeat an onslaught of increasingly powerful monsters.

Key Features:

  • Unlock Renowned Champions: Collect renowned Champions from the world of Dungeons & Dragons, including fan-favorites from R.A. Salvatore’s best-selling novels and the Force Grey web series. Unlock additional Champions added to the game through campaign updates and limited-time events. Formation Strategy: The key to completing each adventure is mastering Formation Strategy, knowing which Champions and synergies are needed to defeat the infinite waves of enemies.

  • Explore the Forgotten Realms: Take your Champions on a ‘grand tour’ of the Sword Coast, exploring familiar locations within the Forgotten Realms as they tackle each adventure. The game receives regular updates with content inspired by the official Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role playing game adventures, including a trip to Chult with the Tomb of Annihilation.

  • Regular Events: The game is updated regularly with limited-time events and additional campaign adventures. Completing events unlocks new Champions and gear to add to the player's collection.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available now now for iPad on the App Store and for Android tablet on Google Play.

Digital Press Kit: http://bit.ly/IdleChampionsDPK

For more information on Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms go to www.IdleChampions.com.

About Idle Champions

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, the world's first idle strategy game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms. The game is indie studio Codename Entertainment's first licensed video game in partnership with Dungeons & Dragons. The game has appeared consistently in the Top 100 games by concurrent player count since launch: store.steampowered.com/stats

About Codename Entertainment

Codename Entertainment Inc. is the award-winning indie video game studio based in Victoria, British Columbia. The studio's previous game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, has remained popular since launching in 2015. It has stayed in the Top 1% of games by concurrent player count on Steam. It's also one of the Most Played games out of more 117,000 on Kongregate.com, and it is consistently ranked in the Most Popular Games on Armorgames.com.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
May 16th
Idle Champions: Tomb of Annihilation, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Thanks to the magic of the Aarakocra in the ancient monastery of Kir Sabal, the Champions are now able to make their way across Chult towards the fabled Lost City of Omu. As the journey to destroy the Soulmonger continues the danger only increases, and the party soon find themselves in conflict with a Yuan-ti warlord known as Ras Nsi.

Note: To start these new adventures, you need to have completed the Homecoming adventure.

The Forbidden City

The Aarakocra have offered the party safe passage across the jungle canopy via the magical Dance of the Seven Winds ritual. It is now time to travel to the Lost City of Omu, location of the Soulmonger, the powerful artifact you now know powers the Death Curse.
  • Variant: Periodic Petrification — every 15 seconds one of your Champions becomes petrified, stunning them for one minute.

Captured!

The party has been captured by the Yuan-ti warlord Ras Nsi. Luckily, a doppelganger employed by the Red Wizards of Thay helps the party to escape — but the party must fight their way free.
  • Variant: Home Field Advantage — Yuan-ti enemies power up each second they are alive.

Features:

  • Added two new Tomb of Annihilation adventures: The Forbidden City and Captured!, each with one variant. The first one, The Forbidden City, starts in Kir Sabal; these are very challenging adventures and variants. Note: to start these new adventures, you need to have completed the Homecoming adventure.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
May 11th
BW2: 7th Spring Garden Event, 2018 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

All the Pretty Flowers in a Row!

The SEVENTH annual Grow-A-Thon has returned to the Commons! Whack the bushes and gather their bounty so that you can plant flowers and trees in the Event area to make yourself a gorgeous garden. Impress the judges every 20 hours to earn Spring tokens to buy this year’s Custom Items. You need to impress the previous judge to get a rating from the next one.

Plus, fill your magnificent garden with critters! There are 5 to get throughout the event, starting with the Squirrel today! On platforms with friends, you can send out requests for a free one. On platforms without, you get a free one when the animal unlocks from the animal vendor! The tool-tip when you hover the critter in the store has their unlock date!

Also returning is the Gorgeous Garden contest! Check back next week for more details!

George has such a terrible green thumb, he’ll be looking for you to help him out trying to grow a plant for the first (or third) time.

Spring usually means spring cleaning, right? Freddy needs some help cleaning up his house. It’s gotten a little bit spooky. Cleaning items can only be whacked in his house.

Timmy wants to wake his turtle up from its hibernation after that long, cold winter. Aid him in finding things to tempt it back to consciousness.

Earn another copy of your old Bee pet, or one of the other two Bees when you complete the quests again this year!

New for 2018:

The all-new challenging quest starts today, to give you the most time to finish it. Do you smell onions?

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of EIGHTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Spring Garden 2018 event.

Achievements Returning for 2018
Flower Master- You’ve grown 1 of each common plant in the Spring Event!
Beast Master- You’ve gotten every animal in the Spring Event.
Spring Decorator- You’ve bought 3 of each planter and 1 Watering Can.
Impressive- You impressed all of the Gardening Judges in the Spring Event.
Most Impressive- You got the highest mark from the final Gardening Judge in the Spring Event!
Five Days at Freddy's - Complete all of Freddy's Spring Daily Quests!
Spring Botanist - You collected flowers for all the Spring Garden judges.
Beekeeper - You completed the Spring Garden beehive quests.
Bee Buddy - Help Joel make Bushwhackia a better place for the bees.
Bug Collector - Help Satoshi expand his bug collection.

Added/Changed for 2018
Garden Gatherer - You bought all the 2018 Spring Garden event items!*
Garden Critic - Vote 50 times in the Gorgeous Garden Photo contest.
Onionling Sheperd - Round up all 100 Onionlings during the Spring Garden event.

We also have 5 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Organic Acquisitions - You bought all the 2017 Spring Garden event items!
Spring Token Trader - You bought all the 2016 Spring Garden event items!
Garage Sale Connoisseur - Purchase all the 2015 Spring Event items!
Spring Spender- Purchase all the 2014 Spring Event items!
Fresh Year Round- Purchase all the 2013 Spring Event items!

*The Spring mini-golf piece is not required for the Garden Gatherer achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2018 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your green thumb adventures and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday May 25th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the seeds?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I grow plants?
    There are the planters outside the garden to grow flowers in. If you click on them, you can see the plant store. Each plant has a different cost and grow time to get you your event progress points. You start with 4 free planters.

  • Is it good to buy extra planters for growing the plants?
    If you have the seeds to spare and prefer to plant long-growing plants, then yes, it’s worth it.

  • How do I get the Decorator achievement?
    If you go into the gardening area, the store button ($) has a selection of garden decorating items, where you can find the planter styles and watering can. These items also cost seeds.

  • What are the possible seed combinations for Farmer MacDonald’s quest?
    You can choose seeds that grow either Energy or Gold, and then choose between 20, 15, 4, and 3 hours of growth time.

  • Why do my custom seeds cost Gold to plant?
    You created the combination, which is unlocked until they expire. Just like normal plants, they cost Gold for planting. We don't award a flat number of seeds, because not all players have the same amount of farm plots. This way, you get to choose how many you end up growing. :)
  • Why don’t my custom seeds last longer?
    Because they're OP! Enjoy them while they last. :)

  • How do I please the judges?
    Just keep growing plants. As your event progress increases, you will impress the judges more and more. You DO NOT need to place them in your garden if you don't wish to. The plants still count for progress.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the judges?
    No, judges do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Growing plants worth points and completing the side quests. To get the points from your plants, you don't even need to place them in your garden! Just grow them!

  • 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.

May 11th
BW2: Change Log May 11, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Spring Garden Event 2018 Update (May 11th, 2018)

- Updated the Spring Garden Event
- Added one new challenging quest
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new achievements
- Added 3 new pets available from May 18th to May 21st

- Can now send Spring Gift Bouquets to friends, which contains random energy, mana, power, and something special for the duration of the event. These items do not expire and function like the Wrapped Presents from Christmas.

- Added Treant Mount promo (Get one free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Fixed the Amber Orb getting left in your inventory after completing the Amber Walking Staff. Speak to Copal again in Cera Altepetl Proper to have it removed if you’ve still got one!

- Runes of Charity now require yellow, black, white, and dark grey powder vials to craft. This rune has proven very valuable, so we’ve added black and dark grey powders to its crafting costs in an attempt to rebalance it.

- Fixed diggergy causing nothings to never drop.

- Moved the Port-Co teleporter in the Glaucous Quarries so it’s not close to the Power/Mana Dig buttons when in the Deep Quarry.

- Planned a new mechanic for the quarry digging mini-game to make it easier and more fun to play. Coming Soon!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
May 4th
BW2: Change Log May 3, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Prince Tribute Limited Time Quest & Quarry Digging Fixes (May 3rd, 2018)

- Limited time quest line available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique reward! (May 4th-7th)
- Added a BB sale with a unique Dove pet sweetener (with the first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more) (May 4th - 7th)

- Fixed Power Dig not toggling off when you run out of power

- Fixed Diggergy dropping for a while after your Diggergy becomes full

- You can now only return to Cera Altepetl Boundary and Explorer’s Camp areas via the arrow button while you’re still completing them.

- You can now set up a Port-Co. Teleporter in the Cera Altepetl Boundary.

- Planned a new mechanic for the quarry digging mini-game to make it easier and more fun to play. Coming Soon!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
May 3rd
Idle Champions Event: The Running 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A young Harper wizard has recruited the party to help her journey to the Grandfather Tree, a holy site for elves and other creatures. She has foreseen an acorn falling from the tree and wishes to take the holy relic to Silverymoon. However, the Grandfather Tree's acorn will not be easily won. The very forest itself opposes your quest, and no sooner have you entered the High Forest than the party is set upon by all manner of fey and forest creature...

The Running is our eleventh limited-time event, running until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT, and introducing Catti-brie, the Human Fighter!

New Champion: Catti-brie

"When I first laid eyes on Catti-brie, she had just punched a rather menacing fellow who was threatening to break every bone in my body. She hit the lout with such surprising force that he flopped to the floor like a sackful of mullet. Over the years, I’ve come to call her a friend. Underneath Catti-brie’s rough exterior lies a heart of gold. She cares deeply for her friends and will protect what she holds dear without fail. If she takes a shine to you, be sure to count your lucky pennies, because her enemies rarely fare well for long." ~Volothamp Geddarm

When you want to add Catti-brie to your party, you can swap her with Minsc.

The Running Variants

  • The Wolves in the Woods — Werewolves randomly spawn and attack the party, each with special abilities. Catti-brie's silver arrows deal double damage/hits to these creatures.

  • Critter Companions — Two forest critters take up slots in the formation, increasing the damage of adjacent Champions by 400% moving around every 25 areas.

  • Catti-alone — Catti-brie is the only Champion available for this mission. Her damage increases by 40% per area, stacking multiplicatively, her attack speed is greatly increased, and her Ultimate ability cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds.

Features:

  • Added the The Running event, our eleventh limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Added a new Champion: Catti-brie.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Rillifane Rallathil's Favor.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
May 3rd
COTLI: Trek Through the Hidden Temple 2018 

It's time for another 'last crusade': Montana James is back for another Trek Through the Hidden Temple, and he'll be taking the Crusaders on an all-new adventure in search of The Holy Guardian!

Trek Through the Hidden Temple 3 runs until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Holy Guardian

Ancient knight? Fallen angel? Whatever he may be, all you know about The Holy Guardian is that Crusaders closest to him find themselves healed far greater than those further away — and Crusaders further away have their damaged increased far more than those closest to him.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Montana James and Serpent King Draco by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Danni the Daring Damsel and Polly the Parrot, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Holy Guardian | The Holy Guardian takes up a central spot in the formation and reduces the DPS of Crusaders who are adjacent to him by 100%. Reach area 500.

  • Putting the "G" in Guardian | Only Crusaders with a "G" in their name are allowed in the formation. Reach area 600.

  • The Crumbling Temple | A stone falls from above and kills a random Crusader every 15 seconds in non-boss areas. Every 100 areas, the stones fall 1 second sooner. Reach area 650.

  • Temple of Inconvenience | Three mossy support pillars take up three slots in the formation. They move around every 50 areas. Reach area 700.

  • The Last Crusade(rs) | Every 40 areas a Crusader seat is locked out. Seats are locked in order from 1-28. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Hidden Temple Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT to complete Trek Through the Hidden Temple 3!
May 1st
BW2: Change Log May 1, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Quarry Digging Fixes/Improvements (May 1st, 2018)

- Updated artifact restoration achievement text to reflect that it’s to collect unique artifacts, and that there are more artifacts to collect later on

- Nahui Stone artifacts are now hidden until you complete the relevant quest

- You can now restore only one of each Nahui Stone artifact per day

- Renamed the digging mini game achievements to match the titles they give

- Clarified "Restoring the Bramblenomicon" quest description

- Fixed "diggery" typo in Geo-Pick item descriptions

- Fixed the bugs with Tlalli's chat options

- Fixed the Flame Gaper still having the yellow ‘?’ icon after you turn in their quests

- Reduce cost to skip digging daily quests from 55 Bush Bucks to 44 Bush Bucks

- Diggergy no longer drops when you've filled the meter

- Increase successful dig range so it’s easier to dig

- Extended the Mana Dig bolt duration

- Added a 4th Mana Dig bolt

- Mana Dig bolts are closer together when you’re near the treasure

- Fixed the geo-pick unequipping your sword when you open your inventory in a quarry area

- Fix Town Crier saying you have a quest hub available when you're currently on the High Jungle quest hub

- Added High Jungle stone/bamboo buildings to area map

- Reduced diggergy drop odds, as it was more frequent than intended

- Diggergy drop odds are now proportional to energy spent

- Power Dig now costs 2 Power on EVERY dig, not just when you get a treasure. This was done to add more risk/gamble, akin to how the Power Whack functions

- Added a Port-Co teleporter to Glaucous Quarries

- Planned a new mechanic for the quarry digging mini-game to make it easier and more fun to play. Coming Soon!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
April 27th
BW2: High Jungle Quest Hub 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

There's more history wound up in the High Jungle than you might first think, and it's begun to unravel! If you've completed the Cera Altepetl Boundary in the High Jungle, then the Town Crier's got a message for you!

This update includes over 30 new story quests, dailies, and an all-new awesome mini game! Grab your jungle gear and start the adventure!

The Town Crier will let you know when enough time has passed to pick up the continuing story quests. As you finish the story parts, you'll unlock new daily quests to do!

Choose carefully though, because once you've started these daily quests, you won't be able to do any Explorer's Camp, Sanctuary, or Cloudland daily quests for the next 20 hours.

Completing the Daily Quests will award you Cacao Coins, which can be used to buy a plethora of exciting custom items and treats from the Cera Altepetl Pahcalli store once it's been unlocked.

Chat about it on the forum!

Have fun!