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May 24th, 2018
COTLI: Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

An unrelenting, enormous cosmic plant is slowly consuming the cosmos. Twice before you've faced this foe and (seemingly) won. Perhaps all you really needed was the right wrestler to step into the ring...

Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3 runs until Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game! I am Broot.

New Tier 3 Crusader: Rex the Wrestler

He's big, he's buff, he's shirtless and purple-skinned: Rex the Wrestler has joined Crusaders of the Lost Idols! Rex is a male support Crusader who takes trophies from slain enemies, occasionally selling them on the black market to enable buffs for the party. And did we mention the body paint? Also we're pretty sure he's invisible.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Broot and Robbie Raccoon by completing the respective Tier One objectives. I am Broot. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Spaceking and Grandmora, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Rex the Wrestler | Rex the Wrestler takes up a slot in the formation. He moves around every 25 areas and buffs global DPS by 100% for each Champion from the Gardeners of the Galaxy event in the formation. Reach area 500.

  • Just Plain Crazy | Only those Crusaders with a penchant for insanity can be used: Hermit, Princess, Khouri, Merci, Nate, Pete, Momma Kaine, Kyle, Metal Soldierette, Broot, Robbie, Ilsa, Mindy, Cindy, Squiggles, Spaceking, Grandmora, Thoonoose, and of course, Rex. Reach area 600.

  • Mix Tape | Enemy Cassette Tapes attack the formation, each "playing" a different song debuff. Debuffs last until the cassette is killed. All cassettes survive for at least 1 second. Reach area 650.

  • Potted Garden | Three slots in the formation are taken up by potted plants, each one debuffing you in some way. Reach area 700.

  • Bug Out | Bug enemies spawn randomly, and each time one is killed, it reduces the DPS of a random Crusader by 50% for 60 seconds and creates a glowing purple cloud over them. This effect stacks additively if it the same Crusader is chosen multiple times. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Gardeners Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. I am Broot. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. I am Broot. 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, June 5th at 12:00pm PDT to complete Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
May 23rd, 2018
Idle Champions Event: The Great Modron March 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Several times each century the clockwork plane of Mechanus mobilizes a vast wave of modrons and sends them on a tour of the cosmos. Known as The Great Modron March, this unstoppable tide of lawful constructs journeys across the material plane on the exact same route each time. However, this time something has changed — the modrons are marching on Waterdeep.

The Great Modron March starts today on Steam and Tablet for Android, runs until Monday, June 4th at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces Evelyn Marthain, the Human Paladin of Lathander!

Note: Apple iOS users will have to be patient with us as we work with Apple to make The Great Modron March available for iPad players as soon as possible.

New Champion: Evelyn Marthain

Caring, motherly, and endlessly optimistic, Evelyn has adventured across the realms as part of the Waffle Crew with Strix, Diath, and Paultin for many years. She's always first in battle, thanks to her flying boots, and will always take a hit to protect others. Short, yet tough, her devotion to Lathander has seen her through many perilous situations.

When you want to add Evelyn to your party, you can swap her with Asharra or Krond.

The Great Modron March Variants

  • The Neverending March — Every time a Modron is killed in non-boss areas it shuts down for five seconds and then comes back to life with full health.

  • (Hu)man vs. Machine — All human Champions get a buff called "The Human Spirit" which increases their damage by 5% in each area (stacking multiplicatively).

  • Charge Into Battle — Enemies move extremely fast and deal massive damage to everyone except Evelyn. Evelyn starts the adventure at level 1 and in the front slot of the formation.

Features:

  • Added The Great Modron March event, our twelfth limited-time campaign event! The event will run on Steam and Tablet for Android until Monday, June 4th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Added a new Champion: Evelyn Marthain, the Human Paladin of Lathander.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Gond's Favor.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!

May 11th, 2018
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 3rd, 2018
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, 2018
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!