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June 29th
Idle Champions: Founders' Day 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Founders' Day is noted on city calendars as the first day of Flamerule and commemorates the Free City of Waterdeep's founding. The Field of Triumph is the site of illusory shows of the history of the city as well as martial exhibitions by the guard and other noted warriors of the city. The Champions have joined in the celebration, but the Archduke Zariel of Avernus has set a plan in motion to harvest souls for the Blood War during the festivities!

Will our Champions be able to stop her in time?

Founders' Day 5 introduces Nahara, the aasimar warlock/bard from The Black Dice Society, and brings back Sergeant Knox, the human fighter from Neverwinter, and Freely, the lucky halfling from Heroes of the Planes! Players have until Monday, July 11th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

I. New Champion: Nahara

Dungeons & Dragons Nahara

    When she fell into the mists of Ravenloft, Nahara was unable to remember anything from her life, or previous lives. All she knows is she's caught in the conflict between her current Patron, Azalin Rex, and his foe Strahd von Zarovich, who has been desperately seeking her out.

Nahara is a DPS and Speed Champion who permanently grows more powerful as she recovers her lost memories by completing areas and quickly dispatching enemies. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Nayeli in slot 3. She joins her friends from the Black Dice Society during this Founders' Day, and you can find more details about her in her Champion Spotlight.

Year Five Variants

  • Durable Devils - Save Waterdeep from the chaos of a Founders' Day gone awry while Nahara practices her targeting on some armored imps that have shown up!
    Reach Area 75.

  • Double Trouble - The Founders' Day chaos continues, but this time Nahara will help you speed through increased area requirements.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Barovian Bliss - Strahd has joined in the Founders' Day chaos, attacking Nahara and her Black Dice Society friends through the thick fog!
    Reach Area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

June 29th
BW2: Dino Dig Mini Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Unearthing Fossils

A deposit of dinosaur fossils has been found in Bushwhackia! A dig team has set up in the Commons and will fly you to the dig site by helicopter.

Teach Me How To Diggy

Complete Anning's introductory quests. These will teach you the basics of digging up fossils in the Dino Dig!

The Dino Dig includes a special dig site where you unearth the fossils via a unique hot-and-cold style mini game!

Upgrade to Dig Deeper

Anning has an array of upgrades in her "Ye Excavaction Emporium"! Invest in these to making digging easier and speed up your fossil excavation!

Get a Clue

Whack up Fossil Clues from bushes all over then use them at the dig site to find Fossils! Turn in your Fossils for unique rewards available during this event only!

Digging the Threads

There are 3 ranch items and 3 costume items to buy in "Ye Dino Dig Depositorum". Plus, clear out their stock of Dig Satchels, containing DNA, Pet Treats, and Mount Bucks!

And if you're able to turn in enough fossils, you'll earn an energy increasing Dino Dig Ribbon!

Community Collection

Work together with your fellow Bush Whackers to turn in enough fossils to earn the special community reward!

If you all manage to achieve the target fossil value by noon on July 5th, everyone will get 1 Unique DNA and a Dino Haunch, which restores 100% max energy!

Dino Mount

Stalk the jungle on a new Utahraptor mount! Get it with select purchases of Bush Bucks during the start of the mini event!

Cretaceous Companions

Add any of three new dino companion to your collection! They are the Stegosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and Liopleurodon! Each available in its own Pet Pack bundle later on in the event.

Get Down to Earth

This event ends at noon on July 6th, Pacific Time!
June 29th
BW2: June 29th, 2022 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Dino Dig Mini Event (June 29th, 2022)

- Added new Dino Dig mini event:
- Whack Fossil Clues from bushes
- Spend clues in quarry mini-game to find Fossils
- Turn in Fossils for Dig Tokens
- Spend Dig Tokens in event store for ranch and costume items
- Has community goal and reward

- Reduced odds to encounter special bushes in the Flungeon

- Increased odds to find Glitch Gunk during the Glitch Gunk fishing quest in the Flungeon

- Fixed list of accumulated tier rewards not being cleared after rebooting the Flungeon

- Tweaked seed drop odds in the Flungeon
June 24th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Nahara 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The mists of Ravenloft are filled with loss, dread, and despair. But some make the choice to fight the darkness with a cheerful disposition and a child-like sense of wonder.

Nahara adventures into the mists on a mission to remember her past, trying to figure out where she has come from and who she was in previous lives. With a proper demeanor and joyful smile, she tries to balance her hopeful vigilance with her dark sense of vengeance. She joins her fellow The Black Dice Society Champions in the Idle Champions roster during Founder's Day 5.

I. Nahara

Dungeons & Dragons Nahara Key Art
    When she fell into the mists of Ravenloft, Nahara was unable to remember anything from her life, or previous lives. All she knows is she's caught in the conflict between her current Patron, Azalin Rex, and his foe Strahd von Zarovich, who has been desperately seeking her out.


Nahara is a DPS and Speed Champion, who permanently grows more powerful as she recovers her lost memories by completing areas and quickly dispatching enemies. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Nayeli in slot 3.

II. Nahara's Stats

Race:Aasimar (Reborn) Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Warlock/Bard Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 27
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 9 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 10 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: DPS, Speed
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra (via Feat), Strahd (via special rule), Zariel (via Feat)
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Nahara

III. Nahara's Design

With an extensive resume of livestreams, Noura Ibrahim is well known to the TTRPG community for a variety of performances and characters. She's brought Nahara to life with her acting and roleplaying skills on The Black Dice Society, as well as with her extensive cosplay talents. It was wonderful to work with her to bring that dedication to creating her Champion into our game!

Nahara may have the beauty and grace of an angel, but she also has the power to back up her dark sense of vengeance and justice. She's quick to Witch Bolt oncoming enemies, and the outcome of her attacks will inspire her To Amuse or Avenge. She gains a Levity stack when she attacks and defeats at least one enemy, but she loses a Levity stack when she attacks and no enemies die. The more stacks she has, the faster the formation will progress by reducing area requirements, and the fewer she has, the more powerful her attacks become! She is keen to recover bits of her lost memories as she asks Who Am I? and the more she remembers the more powerful she becomes. Thankfully she is part of a Strong Society which boosts her damage for every Black Dice Society member who joins her in the formation. Since she is Beloved by Strahd she can easily travel the mists to the Count's side, and can start in all Strahd patron adventures no matter the restrictions.

All of Nahara's Specializations focus on increasing one of her many abilities. If she's anxious to learn more about her past, A Grave Experience will increase the amount she receives from Who Am I? Or she can use A Skilled Lyre to further reduce the area requirements to get through adventures faster. But when Strahd comes calling she can surround herself with her friends, using A Barovian Bond to allow all Black Dice Society members to join her in Strahd Patron variants, as well as increase the power she gains from their support. When the battle becomes fierce, Nahara will manifest an aspect of her patron's terrible power with her Form of Dread. This Ultimate attack greatly boosts her damage and has the chance to leave enemies stunned!

IV. Nahara's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Witch Bolt - Nahara attacks a random enemy and every enemy that she has already hit with this attack.

Formation Abilities

  • Who Am I? - Nahara recovers a bit of her lost memory as she adventures. If Nahara is in the formation when you complete an area for the first time, she gets a +0.2% damage bonus, stacking additively. These bonuses persist through resets.
  • To Amuse or Avenge - When Nahara attacks and defeats at least one enemy, she gains a Levity stack, with a maximum of 30 stacks. When she attacks and doesn't defeat an enemy, she loses a Levity stack. Nahara gets a 10% damage boost for each Levity stack she has below 30, and at the start of each area, she reduces the area requirements by 2% for each Levity stack above 15.
  • Strong Society - Nahara gets a +100% damage bonus for each other Black Dice Society affiliation member in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Beloved by Strahd - Nahara is eligible to start in all Strahd patron adventures, even if variant restrictions would say otherwise.

Specializations

  • A Grave Experience - The Who Am I? counter increments three times for every area cleared.
  • A Barovian Bond - Strong Society gets a +100% increase, and Black Dice Society members can be used if Strahd is currently the Patron, even if they do not qualify for the other variant requirements.
  • A Skilled Lyre - The area reduction in To Amuse or Avenge is increased by 50%.

Ultimate Ability

  • Form of Dread - Nahara takes off into the air and channels the power of her patron Azalin Rex for 15 seconds. Her damage is increased by 1000% while in this form and any enemy she hits has a 50% chance of being stunned for 2 seconds.

V. Nahara's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Self DPS
Slot 2: Self DPS
Slot 3: Who Am I?
Slot 4: Amuse or Avenge
Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Attack Cooldown

Conclusion

We are very excited for Nahara to join Idle Champions, and make it easier to use the Black Dice Society even more often in your Champion roster! If you're enjoying having this avenging angel in your formation, let us know on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

June 24th
BW2: June 24th, 2022 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Creature Collector - Bee Mounts! (July 24th, 2022)

- Rerunning Coppers of the Creature Collector mini event with 3 new mounts and custom items

- Added the following mounts as options in the “Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria” store: Circus Zebra, Neon Zebra, Metal Zebra, , Freybug, Feith Freybug, Ammil Freybug, Draft Horse, Drudgery Draft Horse, Equinox Draft Horse, Nightmare Unisus, Scarlet Cu Sidhe, Opaline Cu Sidhe, Cinder Cu Sidhe, T-Rex Fossil, Kerberos, Hound of Hades, Heracles Hound, Winged Tiger, Waning Winged Tiger, Rising Winged Tiger, Extra Life Chariot, Polar Moose, Guardian Elk, Rime Elk, and Eclipse Elk

- Fixed the type of tier II spring seeds you picked in previous seeds being available the following year

- Any flux chests unable to be clicked are now fixed when you enter that flux and then leave and return, instead of having to talk to the Glitch there

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions
June 24th
BW2: Creature Collector - Bee mounts! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of bee mounts!



Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday June 29th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding mount pack, available starting Monday June 27th.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

Notes
- The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.
- Swapping your event mount with a higher level mount doesn't count towards event progress.
- These three mounts earn double the experience compared to other mounts for the duration of this mini-event!
- Expiring mounts cannot have their bonuses swapped.

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Mounts

When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past mounts are for sale?" chat option.

This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium mounts you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium mounts they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school mounts you're missing out on!

Read the Release Notes!

June 22nd
Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We must face off against the League of Malevolence, unravel the plans of Skabatha the hag, and save the kids trapped in Loomlurch! Fortunately we have the perfect, carefully laid out plans...written in crayon?

This week's update to the Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign brings two new adventures and adventure variants, as well as the third tier of blessings for the campaign!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventures, Slack-jawed Lorna and The Fairy Rings of Thither, in order to access these new Adventures.



Will of the Feywild

Face off against the next member of the League of Malevolence while you try to understand Skabatha's plans.
  • Variant: All Damage, All The Time - Warduke is a powerful foe, so we'd better send in the Champions that can do the most damage!
    • You may only use Champions with the DPS role
    • Complete area 600

The Roots of Loomlurch

Follow these carefully laid out plans - is this crayon? - to save the other kids trapped in Loomlurch!
  • Adventure Variant: The Loots of Loomlurch - While we're here, we might as well loot the place, right?
    • You may only use Champions with the Gold Find role.
    • Complete area 650

Witchlight Tier 3 Blessings

With the release of Part 5 of the Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, the third tier of blessings have also been added to the game:
  • Feytouched - Local: Increase damage of Elves, Gnomes, Half-elves, and Harengon by 50%.
  • Late Bloomers - Local: Increase damage of Champions in bench seats 7-12 by 100%.
  • Brisk Benefactor - Local: Reduce area quest requirements by 4% during patron variants/free plays.
  • A Cut of the Profits - Global: Gold earned from Boss enemies +2500%
You can find all this information, and even more details, in game!

We would love to hear about your experiences in the Feywild on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

June 20th
BW2: Gorgeous Garden Contest Winners 2022! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

We've finally chosen our 2022 Spring Garden Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while the four Community Choices were voted on by you, the wise whacker community!

Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choices take home a cool 50 Bush Bucks. If you want to know more about how the contest worked, click here!

And without further ado here are your winners!

Winners


1st Place
MysticRed

2nd Place
gaeatiamat

3rd Place
cyanthropy




Community Choice



Community Choice 1
Mainely2014

Community Choice 2
MBolt

Community Choice 3
Pixie

Community Choice 4
UnglaublichCordi



Congratulations again to all our winners, your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
June 10th
BW2: Summer Sports Event 2022 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sport Fun in the Sun

It's time to help the Bushwhackia Pee-Wee league coaches! They need supplies to help whip their various teams into shape and take home the AAA championship trophies! Whack them up in the bushes, starting with soccer balls and water bottles! Plus, the first coach needs some Jerseys!

Quests

Claire, the clerk from the Town Hall, needs your help to discover information about a local sports Legend! The stages of this quest will unlock throughout the event. If you completed this quest last year or the year before, different quests will replace the original ones, sending you out in the world to find more sporting memorabilia.

It's not just about supplies to keep the kids going: the parents and coaches have quests for you to embark on as well! Look for those interspersed with Claire's quest!

Plus there are Gnomes! Gnomes everywhere! Make a custom sports gnome for your ranch! You can make a Codename Entertainment logo jersey for your avatar to wear! And later on in the event, find some noisemakers to help cheer on those kiddies!

Also, one of the soccer parents needs help reclaiming a whack-ton of special soccer balls from all over Bushwhackia, and Gilmore the golfer has a quest asking you to play a round of mini golf on anyone's course!

Check back daily for all the fun!

New for 2022

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Sports Flower Box!



Plus, there are new year 9 AAA trophies to collect! They become available after you've bought all the store items and helped the corresponding teams play a AAA game, and are available for Sports Tokens. The old trophies can be bought from the prior store for Bush Bucks.

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 21 possible achievements to earn in the Summer Sports 2022 event.

Returning Achievements

Well-Rounded Coach - Help coach all four sports teams
Semi-Pro Coach - Help a teamget into the AAA league
Championship Coach - Help a team with the AAA championship
Greedy Coach - Help all four times win the AAA championship
Onside Play - Help the coaches and parents with their tasks
The Hidden Legend - Unravel the history of the Common's Sports Legend!
Gaming Gnome - You made your own custom sports gnome!
Bushlympics - You learned about other weird Sports!
Mighty Mick - Help Bo become a Pro Boxer
Bad Betting Buster - Help Bookmaker Bailey stop the illegal sports better
Soccer Ball Savior - Reclaim all the hyper-bounce soccer balls
Course Cruiser - Submit a scorecard for a mini golf course

New Achievements

Locker Room Luggage - Purchase all the 2022 Summer Sports items!*

Retired Achievements

We also have 8 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Equipped to Entertain - Purchase all the 2020 Summer Sports items!
Geared for the Game - Purchase all the 2019 Summer Sports items!
Team Merchandise - Purchase all the 2018 Summer Sports items!
Athletic Acquisitions - Purchase all the 2017 Sport Event items!
Memorabilia - Purchase all the 2016 Sport Event items!
Sporty Shopper - Purchase all the 2015 Sport Event items!
Sports Lover - Purchase all the 2014 Sport Event items!
Sports Fan - Purchase all the 2013 Sport Event items!

*The mini-golf piece is not required for the Locker Room Luggage achievement.

Mount Packs

All new struthio mounts are available this weekend, from June 10th to 13th!

The Struthio mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Radical Struthio and Punk Struthio are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts leave sparkle particles behind when you ride them!



Pet Packs

COMING SOON! Check out this year's Summer Sports pets on the second weekend of the event!


Get Ready!

Post your summer sport plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday June 24th at Noon PDT!
June 10th
BW2: June 10th, 2022 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sports Event (June 10th, 2022)

- Updated Summer Sports Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new year 9 set of AAA trophies
- Store NPC calls attention to Gilmore’s golfing quest
- Made the “You have already unlocked this shirt” text more obvious when selecting a jersey
- Can see how many of each gnome you have when building gnome for quest
- Station goobers are bundled together for bigger turn-ins
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event

- Added 2 more stumps to Flungeon fields with only 6 stumps

- If all your mount feeds are maxed out, you’ll get a corresponding Voucher instead of Gold from the Flungeon feed chest reward

- Fixed fireplace, Red Couch, Wine Rack, Gas Range, and Television On Stand ranch items so they can be placed back against the wall

- Tier II spring seeds now count for the Peculiar pH Testing quest in the Cenote Site

- Corrected “PH” to “pH” in the Peculiar pH Testing quest

- Fixed Glitch Gunk always being caught when on the Glitch Gunk quest

- Improved loop on the Jungle music track

- Updated the Windows Zip version of the Desktop Launcher with a fix for some players experiencing errors loading the game