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February 7th
COTLI: New High Tier Objectives! 

Today we're introducing 14 new objectives to the game for you to enjoy! Plus we've made some long awaited changes to one objective in particular, and revamped The Washed Up Hermit to go along with it.

We've updated World's Wake with the Tier 4 11th objective, and the five Tier 5 objectives. We've also added the Tier 4 11th objective for Descent Into Darkness and the seven Tier 5 objectives, plus we've finally changed up Get Me Out of Here so it's easier to get to the content it guards.

New World's Wake Objectives

New Tier 4 11th objective - Washed Up - The Washed Up Hermit occupies a slot in your formation and is the only one who can do DPS. Beat area 1000 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards the new maximum number cap being 1e700. This means with maxed Arithmagician, your maximum number cap will be 1e900.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Run Away - Beat area 400 with a back column full of rabbits, and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch - Protect the Hand Grenade to area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Inflation - It's your toughest challenge yet: not just leveling up Nate Dragon any longer, but instead doing your best to get the entire formation to level 1000 in order to complete the objective. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Your Mother's A Hamster - The Trojan Rabbit needs your escort skills again, as chickens and cows rain from the sky. Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Top Tier - Beat area 450 with just half your Crusaders available and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

New Descent Into Darkness Objectives

Tier 4 11th objective - Inner Darkness - A seer occupies a slot in the formation and moves every 100 areas. She reveals the dark side of Crusaders adjacent to her, though The Shadow Queen is immune to this effect. If any Crusader dies, the formation wipes and goes back an area. Beat area 1200 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards Bonus Boss Idol drops on the weekly Challenge objectives.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Grond! Grond! Grond! - Escort the vicious battering ram and beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Get Me Out of Here! - Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Lone Descent - It's a solo walk for a Crusader to beat area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Double Trouble - Beat area 500 with increased difficulty scaling, as the hoards of monsters and quest items rush at you. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Dual Descent - Pair up your favourite Angels or Demons as two of them take a stroll to beat area 550 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Demolition Derby - Escort the explosive demolition experts to area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Slow Descent - Try beating area 250 this time. Awards 400 rubies.

Changes to Get Me Out of Here

This update brings changes to Get Me Out of Here, specifically in that it is no longer a timed objective. As we continue to add content to the game, including the higher tier objectives, we feel that while the old version of Get Me Out of Here was a unique piece in the game, at the higher levels of difficulty it would be a blocker to all the new content.

Get Me Out of Here is now set up in the following manner:

  • Tier 1 - Monsters can't be damaged by DPS as you try to beat area 150. Awards 200 rubies.

  • Tier 2 - An escort takes up the middle slot in the formation. If it dies, the formation wipes backwards an area. Beat area 350. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Tier 3 - Escape is even further away as you need to beat area 550. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Tier 4 - You need to beat area 750 without the help of your Legendary effects. Awards 300 rubies.

But how do new players complete Get Me Out of Here if there's no projectile Crusader in the original 20 Crusaders? That leads on to the next section.

Changes to The Washed Up Hermit

We are fans of The Washed Up Hermit's old mechanic of not having a Crusader directly in front of him, but if he wasn't in the front of your formation, it meant leaving an empty spot in your formation to get the power out of him, and most of the time, having another Crusader with Group DPS upgrades was more important than his boost.

So we've changed up his Craziness ability to require 2 or less adjacent Crusaders to the Hermit to get the boost out of it. Plus, since he is a bit crazy and he had the Arrow Attack ability sitting right there, we've changed it so that he's now a projectile firing Crusader. That way, he can help new players tackle the improved Get Me Out of Here, and for other objectives that would require a projectile Crusader before they've had a chance to recruit one from an event or the mission system.

But wait, wasn't his Arrow Attack a boost for The Bush Whacker? Don't worry! The Washed Up Hermit still boosts The Bush Whacker. We've moved the Swordplay boost to the Hermit's Dark War Stories upgrade. to accommodate the loss of that Self DPS upgrade, we boosted his remaining Self DPS upgrades. Now the Hermit is ready to help you out in your formations with his brand of crazy!

We hope you enjoy this update!
October 24th, 2019
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 5 

The entity stood before them on four legs, a malignant hulk of flesh and skulls and candles. It had no eyes. It had too many teeth. Yet despite its gruesome appearance, the Crusaders found themselves strangely comforted by its presence. The Evanescent welcomed the Crusaders like a shepherd would their flock, ready take them on a journey into the beyond.

"Come with us," spoke The Evanescent, its mouth filled with row after row of jagged teeth. "We will show you the way..."

The skies have darkened and Emo's New Moon has risen once again. For our second Tier 5 Event, we welcome a new and truly otherworldly new Crusader. Are you ready to journey across the veil with this eldritch monstrosity?

Emo's New Moon 5 runs until Tuesday, November 5th at 12PM PST, introducing The Evanescent and bringing back Wendy the Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Viktor the Vampire, and Trixie the Treater!

New Tier 5 Crusader: The Evanescent

Stories tell of beings that escort souls from one existence to another. The Evanescent is one such being, an entity tied to the entropy and transition of all things into... what comes next.

When it comes to your formations, The Evanescent brings something unique to Slot 22. They use The Great Equalizer to grant the base tags of each Crusaders in The Evanescent's column to each other Crusader in the column. For example, if you have Zoraeban, Demonic Angel in your column along with The Evanescent, every Crusader in that column will be an Angel and a Demon in addition to their other base tags.

Vanitas, Bring Me to Life, and Memento Mori each offer more straightforward Global DPS buffs. Candle in the Window buffs Crusaders behind The Evanescent in the formation for each Enchantment Point (EP) from heroes not in the formation, while Until the Mourning increases the potency of the buff. Finally, Samhain increases Global DPS for each unique tag in the formation.

The Evanescent awaits all things. After all, we all die eventually...

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit The Evanescent | The Evanescent takes up a slot in the formation and disables the DPS and upgrades of adjacent Crusaders with the Support tag. Reach area 400 with the new difficulty scaling.

  • Rest in Pieces | Only Angels, Demons, and Undead Crusaders - along with Trixie the Treater - may be used. Reach area 450.

  • Dreams on Yew Street | Special Freddie monsters have a chance to spawn with each wave of monsters. The Freddies will take out the DPS and upgrades of a Crusader, one Crusader per Freddie on screen. The Freddies disappear when they hit the formation. Reach area 475.

  • The Henry Spooky Photo Show | Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul begins in your formation, and cannot be moved or swapped out. Other Crusaders do no DPS. Riff Raff and Magenta also occupy slots in the formation, changing to different slots every 100 areas. Reach area 500.

  • Halloween Potluck | Wendy the Witch starts in your formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Damage done to monsters is based on the lowest DPS Crusader in your formation. Trick or Treat Monsters have returned. Each area has double the number of enemies or bosses. Finally, enemies drop less gold and quest items, and the requirements to pass an area are doubled. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Halloween 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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Emo's New Moon Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Emo's New Moon 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, November 5th at 12:00PM PST to complete Emo's New Moon 5. Good luck!
October 3rd, 2019
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 5! 

Come one, come all and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The fifth edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a magic show to its attractions!

This is also our first Tier 5 event! Read on for more details about what's new for this year of events!

Carnival of Sorrows 5 runs until Tuesday, October 15th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces conjoined twins, Carmen and Petunia!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Carmen and Petunia

Carmen and Petunia both love stage magic. Petunia's specialty is tricks with turning balls into fruits while Carmen is so good at slight of hand, you'll wonder how she did it. Finding less than stellar success advertising as just a magic act, they've embraced being conjoined twins and have been making the money ever since with their new marketing angle: conjoined magicians!

Once you've recruited Carmen and Petunia, you'll find them providing support to your formations that contain female and human Crusaders, and they'll provide their financial skills to help your gold find. They occupy seat 32 on the bench.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney are all once again available to unlock!

What's New for Tier 5

Another year of events means some changes to how events work, and we hope you like them!
  • Accessing the Event | The Fourth Time's the Charm Talent now unlocks Tier 4 objectives and higher, which means it unlocks the Tier 5 objectives if you have it purchased, and it will unlock additional higher objective tiers in the future.

  • Event Idol Bonus | The buff to Idols for completing event objectives now buffs the Boss Idol drops in addition to the normal Idols you earn, though at a different rate from normal Idols.

  • Event Free Plays | Good news everyone! You can now increase the Free Play bonus for free plays on permanent campaigns by completing areas on the event free play!

  • Event Currency Costs | Since there are now 5 tiers of objectives to complete in an event period, we've lowered the cost of the objectives for Tiers 1 to 3, to help those players who are playing catch-up with an event.

  • Starting EP | Tier 5 event Crusaders will come with 450 EP when you recruit them.

  • Tier 5 Objectives | Rather than just go further and further, we're trying something different. The areas you are required to reach to complete the Tier 5 objectives are lower, but the difficulty of the monsters scales up much more quickly.

  • Bonus Skin! | The reward for completing the 5th Tier 5 event objective has been changed. Instead of awarding a Tier 5 event Jeweled chest, the reward is now a skin for one of the event Crusaders! For the Carnival of Sorrows event, the lucky Crusader getting a skin is Chiyome! This skin does not have an effect associated with it, but does make her fit in more with her fellow Carnival Crusaders when she wears it.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Carmen and Petunia | Carmen and Petunia occupy a slot in the formation. They reduce the effectiveness of other columns' formation abilities by 50%. Reach area 400.

  • The Prestige | A dunk tank occupies a slot in the formation and every few seconds a Crusader drowns. Reach area 450.

  • The Illusionist | A crystal ball occupies a slot in the formation and summons visions of your potential future self. Reach area 475.

  • The Carnivorous Carnival | A beast tamer occupies a slot in the formation and summons savage beasts randomly. Only the front spot of the formation can deal DPS to dispatch your enemies. Reach area 500.

  • Fortune's Fool | Some days you just spend it all on trying to win the supreme prize on a rigged carnival game. In this objective, your Idols provide no Gold bonus. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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 and Tier 5 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.

You'll have until Tuesday, October 15th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 5!
December 6th, 2018
COTLI: The Newfound Talent Update 

This skill! This innate competence! Could it be... Talent? Your Crusaders have awakened a bevy of new powers that will send monsters packing - and get you the Idols you crave.

Open up the Talent window to browse 8 all-new Talents, all affordably within the existing tiers. We've also made changes to a couple of existing talents, Speed Runner and Bonus Training. Check out the Change Log for more details!

New Talents

Super Clicks



Increases base Click damage by
200% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 50 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 150 in any Campaign.
  • Has 25 levels.


Task Mastery



Increases the Click damage of Taskmasters by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 100 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Nurturing



Increases the number of Crusader levels that Taskmasters purchase with each click.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Higher Magnification



Additively increases the effect of
Magnify by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 2000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Speed Runner



UPDATED: Decreases the duration of missions by 2% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Synergy



Multiplicatively increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 3% per level for each other Crusader with whom they share at least one tag (excluding gender and event tags).

Requirements:
  • Costs 300 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 15 levels.


Head Start



Provides 2500 event tokens at the beginning of every special event.

Requirements:
  • Costs 10000 Idols for the only level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.


Golden Age



Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 1% per level of the Gold bonus provided by Crusaders.

Requirements:
  • Costs 7500 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 50 levels.


Kilo Leveling



Multiplies the Crusaders' damage for every 1000 levels they have.

Requirements:
  • Costs 500,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 5 levels.


Bonus Training



UPDATED: Increases the max level of Crusaders by 25, starting from the first bench seat. Each level adds another seat, while increasing the max level of previous seats by a further 25.

Requirements:
  • Costs 225,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 1500 in any Campaign.
  • Has 29 levels.


May 23rd, 2018
COTLI: New Tier 5 Talents 

I hope you've been saving up lots of idols, because Tier 5 Talents just appeared! These new talents will cost you literally tens of billions of idols to cap out, and also unlock new and exciting formation possibilities.

Have fun!

Features:

  • Added Tier 5 Talents.

  • (PC) Talent tooltip names are now an exciting gold color.

Fixes:

  • Minor text fixes.

  • Level up buttons now update properly when a hero's max level increases.