February 23rd
Idle Champions: Truly Neutral Weekend 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This weekend we celebrate three neutral heroes (one lawful, one true, one chaotic) with special limited-time buffs for each of them. No moral choices here!



The following Champions will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 15th.
  • Asharra – Increases the effect of Asharra's Bond: Humans, Bond: Elves and Dwarves, and Bond: Tiefling, Firbolg, and Dragonborn abilities by 200%

  • Jamilah – Increases the damage of Jamilah by 400%

  • Regis – Increases the effect of Regis's Ruby Encouragement ability by 200%

Check out these limited-time Neutral Gold Chests that contain equipment for just the champions above!

(Note: gear only appears for unlocked Champions. If you do not have Regis unlocked, his gear will not appear in the chests)
February 23rd
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Mischief Unmanaged 

Some new challenging objectives are available in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, and this buff might be just what you need to defeat them!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 26th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute - The New Students ability +200%
  • Agent 79 - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Frankie the Demon Crooner - Croon ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Mischief Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 23rd
Sensational Slots! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Get your spinning finger ready! There are now more items in the Prize Token Store for the Casino on Amicus Island! These additions include some recoloured pets and a Casino Puzzle Piece to help you finish that puzzle!

Also, for the next few days the Casino Baronness will award you extra Prize Tokens if you complete her slot machine quests! Head to the Commons to get started. Be quick though, as these quests are only available until Noon PST on Monday, February 26th!
February 23rd
BW2: Change Log Feb 23, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Casino Update & Year of the Dog Sale (February 23rd, 2018)

- Limited time slot machine related quest line rewarding bonus Prize Tokens (February 23rd - 26th)

- Added new items to the Casino Prize Token store:
  • Casino Puzzle Piece for 50 tokens with a 20 hour cooldown
  • 2 new colours of the Llama mount
  • Hand of cards cape
  • "Welcome to my Fabulous Ranch" Las Vegas style sign ranch item
  • Golden Beetle pet
  • Albino Rhino pet
- Running a Year of the Dog Pet and Bush Buck sale, featuring most of the game’s dog pets from Feb. 23 thru 12pm PST on Monday Feb. 27th.

- Limited time Chow Chow pet available with purchase of 50 or more Bush Bucks during this promotion.

- Tweaked the text for the Cera Altepetl Boundary Secret Bonus Area unlocking puzzle to be more obvious.

- Fixed the puzzle graphic for Cera Altepetl Boundary field 3 tier 1 showing a treasure chest when it doesn’t reveal one.

- Fixed the ranch item of the Dark Tan Horse being erroneously called “Light Tan Horse”. Thanks Raymond!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
February 23rd
COTLI: Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 4 Objectives 

This week we're adding tier 4 objectives to Mischief at Mugwarts, and celebrating with a weekend promo themed around the magical campaign. Have you got what it takes to complete these challenging new objectives? Even if you don't, the buff is sure to help you this weekend with whatever objective you're on! Good luck!

Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 4 Objectives


Invisibility Cloak
  • The teachers disable adjacent crusaders' DPS.
  • Reach area 900

Broom Game
  • The broom game components move around in the formation every 100 areas.
  • Reach area 950

No Muggles Allowed
  • When the evil wizard is killed, he splits into 2 more evil wizards! Scary!
  • Reach area 950

Accio Monsters
  • All monsters now shoot magical ranged blasts at the formation.
  • Reach area 950

Teacher's Pet
  • Polymorphed Crusaders disable the DPS and formation abilities of adjacent Crusaders.
  • Reach area 1000

The Final Battle
  • Giant snake monsters spawn randomly and take a very long time to kill.
  • Reach area 1000

Fantastic Beasts
  • The magical beasts are now more dastardly.
  • Reach area 1000
February 21st
BW2: 3 New Horse Varieties! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

More Horses Of Course!

This little permanent update includes three new basic horses you can tame from Clint, plus armor for them in the Cloudland quest hub, and a dialog from which you can view your mount collection! Speak to Clint to check out the new dialog.

Also, the Pet Release and Craft Trinket dialogs now have sorting filters for your convenience. Happy Whacking!

And if you haven't already, don't forget to redeem the Valentine's Day coupon code before Noon on Friday February 23rd and get 1 FREE Cake: VALE-NTIN-ESGO-CAKE
February 21st
BW2: Change Log Feb 21, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Horses (February 21st, 2018)

- Added 3 new kinds of horses you can tame through Clint:
- Dapple Grey Horse
- Silver Dapple Horse
- Blonde Pinto Horse

- Remember you can refuse to claim the mount after the 4th round of collecting feed, and keep repeating that last quest until you get the colour of mount you want.

- Added a Mount Collection dialog you can view via Clint’s new “I’d like to see my mount collection” chat option.

- Added filter/sorting to the trinket crafting dialog.

- Added filter/sorting to the release pet dialog.

- Fixed the starter pack dialogs having the pet in the wrong position.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
February 16th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Love Potion Number Nine 

Drink this potion and you'll find some of your Crusaders buffed to the max!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 19th.
  • Warwick the Warlock - Curse of Weakness ability +200%
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Katie the Cupid - Lovin', Huggin', Kissin', and Snugglin' ability +200%
  • Griz the Robo-Coach - Non-Binary Pep Talk ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Enamored Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 15th
Idle Champions Event: Grand Revel 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In the Forgotten Realms, Grand Revel is a day of dancing, music, and the eating of sweet treats of all sorts, from chocolate to red "firemint" candies. But even during such an unparalleled day of joy there are quests to be done and adventures to be had. One such adventure revolves around a missing caravan on Chult – and the Templar of the Order of the Gauntlet who desperately wants it found...

Grand Revel is our seventh limited-time event for Idle Champions, which starts today and lasts until Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, and introduces Birdsong, the Tabaxi Bard!

New Champion: Birdsong

Birdsong, a cunning young Tabaxi bard, learned to defend herself while enslaved by the Yuan-ti. Proficient in playing the lute, Birdsong discovered her potential as a bard when witnessing the effect her songs had on other slaves. After her escape, she became one of the greatest minstrels of Chult. She promised herself to, one day, get revenge on the Yuan-ti who destroyed her village.

When you want to add Birdsong to your party, you can swap her with Makos or Drizzt.

Grand Revel Variants

  • Three's a Crowd — Any Champion that is adjacent to more than 1 other Champion has their damage reduced to 0.

  • Pair Up — Your ratio of women to men in your formation cannot be off by more than one (at all times you must have an equal number of men and women, or 1 more man than woman or vise-versa).

  • Love Potion — Every 25 areas, two Champions drink a love potion and fall deeply in love. For those 25 areas, if those Champions are adjacent to each other in the formation they do bonus damage themselves (x4), and buff global damage as well (x3). The chosen Champion combos are fixed rather than random.

Features:

  • Added the Grand Revel event, our seventh limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Tuesday, February 27th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Birdsong, the Tabaxi Bard.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Sune's Favor.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
February 9th
Idle Champions: Chest and Potions Update 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Today we're excited to release a major update for chests and potions. You'll need to read the change log or the developer blog for the most details, but the gist of the update is that chests are way better now! They drop more things you needs, fewer things you don't, and there are more bonuses for purchasing packs!

We hope you enjoy this update, which is the first of a series of major systems updates planned for early 2018.

Features:

  • Massive chest and potion changes. See below for details. Read the developer blog for additional detail.
  • To celebrate the new chests, we're running a chest sale from now until Tuesday, February 13th at noon PST. Get up to 25% more chests on pack purchases of 7 or more chests.
  • Added a "Next Chest" button after opening a chest, which lets you open another chest without having to click the chest selector on the left again.

Balance Changes:

  • Chests will now always attempt to drop an upgrade if one is available (without adjusting the rarity of the items in the chest).
  • Purchased chest packs of 7 chests or more will now include guaranteed shiny items. See the store page for more details.
  • A one-time lot of "Potions of Polish" have been added to the inventories of players who have made purchases in the past, based on total amount spent. These potions can be used to upgrade a random loot item to be "shiny".
  • Potions of Heroism (+health) have been removed from the chest drop table, however existing potions will remain in your inventory.
  • Existing "Potions of Fire Breath" have been renamed "Expired Potion of Fire Breath".
  • New "Potions of Fire Breath" have been added that do damage based on your party dps rather than a fixed percentage of the monster health.
  • New "Potions of Specialization" have been added to the chest drop tables that can be used to reset any specialization choices you have made on the run.
  • Potion durations have been updated based on rarity. The new durations are as follows: Common: 5 minutes. Uncommon: 15 minutes. Rare: 60 minutes. Epic: Until you complete your current adventure. (Expired fire breath potions are excluded from this change).
  • New Blacksmithing Contracts have been added to chests. These new contracts increase the loot level (not rarity) of a random piece of loot owned by a selected Champion; can only be used on Champions with all 6 gear slots filled.
  • Cooldown reduction (both normal and ultimate cooldowns) has been capped at 75%.
  • Gear item levels are now more powerful (250 level to double instead of 1000).

Changes:

  • Chest packs are now opened separately from normally earned chests. When opening chests from packs, a new dialog will display any guaranteed shinies that you will earn from the pack. Note that only packs purchased after the update will be shown in this way. Previously purchased packs' chests simply appear in your normal stash.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the area 10 boss in Rescue in the Jungle.
  • Fixed an issue with the area 45 boss in Rescue in the Jungle.
  • Fixed an issue where Azaka's portrait didn't show up correctly in a couple of cinematics.
  • Fixed a grammatical issue with Stoki's tips.
  • Fixed several other typos.

Coming Soon:

  • Loot level caps on cooldown reduction gear so that you won't get any more duplicates of that gear or have them be targets for Blacksmithing Contracts if your cooldown reduction is already capped (sooner rather than later).
  • A rework of offline gold to bring it more in line with gold earned while the game is open (also soon).
  • New ways to approach clicking in the game (somewhat soon).
  • Updated to health, healing, and tanking specs to make tanking a more viable alternative (after everything else).