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January 27th
COTLI: Carnage Cup Tier 7 

It's the most ELECTRIFYING event in CrusadersSports™ Entertainment, and it's back and bloodier than ever: the seventh-annual Carnage Cup is now officially underway!

GET READY FOR CARNAGE CUP VII!

Carnage Cup Tier 7 introduces TUR7L3 and brings back Pascal, Highest Bidder Mascot, Morrigan, the Furious, Groklok the Orc, Drizzle the Dark Elf, Karl the Kicker, Cindy the Cheer-Orc, Griz the Robo-Coach, and Nargulg Granitehand!

New Tier 7 Crusader: TUR7L3

Tags: Event, Robot, Male, Tank, Good, Support, Healing


"Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the half-time show!"

The lights dim, the music starts to play and a rainbow disco ball is lowered from the ceiling…and keeps getting lower. A few feet from the stage on the field, the ball drops out of the air and lands to reveal a turtle with sparkly scales.

"Get ready for a flava bomb," he cries into the mic and the field fills with dancers.

Unfortunately, the dancers are wearing fruit costumes, and some of them are watermelons. The turtle's eyes glow red and he jumps off the stage.

The half-time show ends up giving a new meaning to the Carnage Cup.

You and your fellows manage to escape the stadium. Just before you're going to portal away, Chef Casey coughs. "Can my new friend come?" she asks.

"New friend?"

She shuffles aside guiltily, revealing the sparkly turtle. "TUR7L3 didn't mean to do it….plus his skills would come in handy."

The turtle's eyes turn into hearts temporarily. "Please?"

There was definitely carnage in there…"Sure, why not," you reply.

TUR7L3 has joined the party.


New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit TUR7L3 | TUR7L3 takes up a slot in the formation. Groklok the Orc and Drizzle the Dark Elf take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Dwarf or Leprechaun Crusaders can be used. Legendary effects are disabled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Team Elf | Karl the Kicker and Cindy the Cheer-Orc take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Elf Crusaders can be used. Active abilities (Fire Storm, etc.) can't be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Team Dworc | Griz the Robo-Coach and Nargulg Granitehand take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Orc or Dwarf Crusaders can be used. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Team Malice | Morrigan the Furious takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. Other than the locked-in Crusader, only Evil Crusaders can be used. Monsters spawn in waves of 13 and move faster across the screen. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Team Shuffle | Pascal, Highest Bidder Mascot takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. A magical escort takes up a spot in the formation. For every Crusader in the formation who matches Pascal's tag, the escort grants you a 1000% DPS buff, stacking multiplicatively. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Carnage Cup 7!

    For more info on previous Carnage Cup Crusaders and objectives check out the Carnage Cup Tier 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnage Cup 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 Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

    January 14th
    BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy Birthday Nate!

    It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

    First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

    Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activity stations as many times as you want!

    If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, or if you just want to have a little fun, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

    If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

    New for 2022:

    New year, new gift from Nate's uncle! He seems apologetic enough, so maybe this one won't be cursed...

    And introducing the 100% reward for this year: Holiday Flower Boxes! Collect each one and expand your garden displays! Here's one with flowers in Nate's bombastic style:



    Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

    There are a total EIGHTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2022 event:

    Achievements Returning in 2022:

    Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
    Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
    Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
    Neverending Supply - You completed all 4 of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times.
    Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
    Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!
    Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.
    A Heroic Gift - Help Natalie make Nate look like a hero for his birthday.
    Cursed Cubes! - You removed the cube curse!

    Added/Changed for 2022:

    Nate-tional Treasure - You bought all the 2022 Nate's Birthday event items!

    We have 10 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

    Birthday Spoils - You bought all the 2021 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Birthday Blowout - You bought all the 2020 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Nate-Nacs - You bought all the 2019 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Nate's Treasures - You bought all the 2018 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Birthday Souvenirs - You bought all the 2017 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
    Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
    Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

    *The mini-golf piece is not included in the Nate-tional Treasure achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

    Mount Packs:

    New fierce mounts are available from Jan 14th to 17th! Why not a Wyvern mount?

    The Pseudowyvern mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more, and the Charred Pseudowyvern and Ghastly Pseudowyvern are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher!



    Pet Packs:

    It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

    2022 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



    This event runs until Friday January 28th, 2022 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

    Post your thoughts and feedback here!
    January 12th
    Idle Champions: Midwinter 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Deadwinter Day has arrived once again in Longsaddle. While most citizens keep warm in their homes and exchange gifts to celebrate the midpoint of winter with friends and family, the Champions have been hired by the infamous Harpells to patrol the outskirts of town...

    Midwinter 5 introduces Rust on the Habour, hydrophobic Tabaxi rogue and sometimes member of the Oxventure Guild. Midwinter also brings back Talin Uran, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogue, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogu, and Môrgæn, the High Elf Ranger (Hunter) played by Morgan Webb also on Acquisitions Incorporated. Players have until Monday, January 24th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Midwinter 5 unlocks and objectives.

    I. Rust on the Harbour

    Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art
      Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


    Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

    II. Rust's Stats

    Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
    Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Age: 23

    STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
    INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
    Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


    Dungeons & Dragons Rust

    III. Rust's Design

    We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of live-play D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy.

    Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

    For more information on Rust and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants


    • Adventure Variant 1: Gold Devourer — Rust begins in the formation. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. The Devourer appears as a secondary boss on area 25. It must be defeated in order to advance. Gold Find is reduced by 99%. Gold Find is increased by 200% per Champion in formation with the Gold Find Tag.
      Getting to know Rust: Rust increases your damage based on your total gold find. Use gold find buffing Champions in your formation to boost his support abilities!
      Complete Area 75.

    • Adventure Variant 2: Deadwinter Drama — Only Champions with CON of 14 or higher can be used. In every area, frozen skeleton archers that attack a random Champion from a ranged distance appear. These enemies do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. If any undead enemy attacks a Champion, that Champion is stunned for 1 second.
      Complete Area 125.

    • Adventure Variant 3: Heads or Tails — Rust begins in the formation (slot 6) with his One Gold PIece ability unlocked. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. When Rust is not holding his shiny gold piece, adjacent champions damage is disabled. When Rust is holding his shiny gold piece, non-adjacent champion damage is disabled.
      Complete Area 175.


    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Midwinter 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
    January 7th
    BW2: Creature Collector - Fire Sprite Pets! 
    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 fire sprite pets!



    Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday January 12th 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 January 10th.

    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.
    - These three pets earn double the experience compared to other pets for the duration of this mini-event!

    Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Pets

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

    This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium pets 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 pets they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school pets you're missing out on!

    Read the Release Notes!

    January 6th
    COTLI: Princess Pool Party Tier 7 

    It's been a long winter but these Crusaders have managed to get away to soak up some sun by the pool! It's time for Princess Pool Party 7! This year a lyrical siren joins the Crusaders.

    Princess Pool Party Tier 7 introduces Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren and brings back Ursula the Busy Bee, Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, Shenna the Centaur, Bruno the Unicorn, and Jiaolong, the Guardian!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren

    Tags: Event, Female, Supernatural, Support, Human, Animal


    Ahh, relaxation.

    The feel as the warm sand hugs your toes with each step you take. The pleasant warm embrace of the heat of the day. The sound and smell of the surf as the waves crash on the beach. The cool moisture on the glass of your favourite drink in your hand. The haunting red-orange glow of the water and the sinking sun. Paradise.

    Your ears perk as you catch the faint strains of music and you take off along the beach to find the source. Rounding the bend your first sight is wings, though a lot of your friends have wings so it's no longer a huge shock. Next you see the lyre in their hands, being expertly played though the song comes to an end as you watch.

    Shaking your head to clear a bit of fog (which might have come from your drink, but you're not certain) you finally notice the crowd gathered around the musician. She's definitely something special, luring a large chunk of resort guests to her impromptu concert. She starts to play again and the trance returns.

    Soon, the music is finally over, and you realize it's now really dark and you've sat down on the sand at some point. The crowd has also dispersed and it's just you and the musician now.

    "Sorry, didn't mean to overdo it," she says. "I just wanted you to stick around for a moment. I sensed something...different about you. You seem well traveled."

    "You could say that," you quip. "I've gotten around." You notice she's put the lyre back in its case, and the night is silent but for the waves.

    She follows your gaze. "No coercion this time. I've learned to prefer honest answers to my questions."

    "And what question would you ask?"

    "Can I join your travels? I'm looking for an adventure…"

    You hesitate a second and look at the ground. "Well, we've already got a lot of musicians in our group--" Your words are cut off as you feel the scaly texture of talons around your throat.

    "You were saying?" she asks with a cock of her head, and the talons relax a little.

    You swallow nervously. "What happened to no coercion?" She just smirks.

    You reach out your free hand. "Welcome aboard."



    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Ligeia | Ligeia takes up a slot in the formation. RPilot Pam and Queen Siri start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Female Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Catamaran Cruise | Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid start in the formation, and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Suspicious Private Island | Shenna the Centaur and Bruno the Unicorn start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Shenna can do DPS. No Dragon Crusaders can be used. The formation has been poisoned by a wily horseman! Crusaders take 30% damage every second. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Shore Excursion | Jiaolong the Guardian starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from Jiaolong, only Healer or Magical Crusaders can be used. Can only do DPS while Alchemy is active. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Tropical Flower Walk | Ursula the Busy Bee starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Monsters drop less gold. Only Flora Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Princess Pool Party 7!

    For more info on previous Princess Pool Party Crusaders and objectives check out the Princess Pool Party 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Pool Party 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 Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.