July 13th
BW2: Shark Weekend! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's our own Shark Weekend! There's a marine biologist on Amicus Isle who's looking for help. Head over there now for a limited time quest line lasting over the weekend. One part will unlock each day of the weekend, so today, Saturday and Sunday! You've got until Noon Pacific Time on Monday July 16th!

We're also running a shark mount pack over the weekend! Be sure to check it out!

Redeem this code before noon on Monday July 16th for 1 free Large Energy Pack: SHAR-KSAR-EAWE-SOME
July 13th
COTLI: Idols Through Time, Tier 4 Objectives 

It's time to move through the ages again, as the Idols Through Time campaign is updated with Tier 4 versions of its objectives!

Not only do you have to tackle the obstacles introduced in the previous three tiers, but we've added these extra layers of diabolic blockers!

Idols Through Time Tier 4 Objectives

  • Don't Blink - A literal doctor takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100% while you travel to area 1000.

  • Lost In Time - The relics blocking the slots now move around the formation every 50 areas and the reductions in DPS and Gold are increased to 90%. Reach area 1000.

  • Time-Lost Bosses - When a boss is killed, now FOUR Crusaders have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 1050.

  • Nostalgia Trip - Only the first 10 Crusaders are available to use. The reset ability is moved to Artaxes, the Lion. Reach area 1050.

  • Echoes - Reach area 1100 with only 2 formation slots available at the end, due to the ever increasing amount of Echoes in your formation.

  • Hamstrung - You cannot use Crusaders with the Supernatural tag, in addition to the other restricted tags, as you reach area 1100.

  • The Lost World - A sedated T-rex takes up a slot in your formation and must be escorted safely to the end. Unfortunately, if you don't beat an area in under 30 seconds, he goes on a rampage and kills all your Crusaders, sending you back one area. Reach area 1150 with your cranky guest.

  • Atrophy - The damage and gold reduction is now 4% per second, as you strive to reach area 1200.
June 28th
Idle Champions: Time Gates FAQ 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Looking for more information about our new Time Gates feature that wasn't covered in our Dev Blog: Introducing Time Gates? Check out our FAQ below!

Time Gates FAQ

  • Q: What are the Time Gates?

  • A: Long ago, there were ways to travel through time within Toril. These portals, or Time Gates as they were known, were powerful creations of magic that have become lost to time. Mystra, the goddess of magic, has foreseen great challenges coming for the champions and has granted one of her chosen, Kaylaar, the power to open Time Gates to assist you in your quests.

  • Q: OK, so that's the lore-filled explanation. But what does that really mean?

  • A: Time Gates are a new feature for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. They are the avenue by which you can earn champions from previous events that you may have missed, and/or gear them up for free. Every time a Time Gate is available, you'll be able to choose from one of three previous event champions. Once you open the Time Gate to that champion, you'll be able to replay the event adventure they are tied to, and collect up to 2 gold chests for the champion. If you haven't unlocked the champion, you'll also earn that champion on your first Area 50 completion.

  • Q: My Time Gate has different champions available than my friend's Time Gate. Is that a bug?

  • A: No. The champions for each player are randomly chosen based on the champions they have collected already. If possible, there will always be at least one Champion you haven't unlocked available through the Time Gates.

  • Q: What do I have to do to collect the displayed Time Gate rewards?

  • A: The first time you select any given champion through the time gate, you'll need to complete two runs to collect the rewards: one to area 50, and one to area 75.

  • Q: I just triggered a Time Gate and the areas I have to reach are higher than 50 & 75. Why is that?

  • A: The first time you select a champion, the areas you have to reach are 50 & 75. The next time that champion is available within a Time Gate, the target areas are increased for each reward previously claimed, so you'll have to get to areas 100 & 125. This effect stacks if you continue to choose the same Champion each time they're available, making their rewards harder and harder to get. However, if you don't choose that champion when it's available, the *next* time that champion because available the required levels will drop by 25 (to a minimum of 50 & 75).

  • Q: How often are Time Gates available?

  • A: Natural Time Gates will be opened by Kaylaar approximately every 3 weeks (give or take). But you can open them (with her assistance) on your own once you've collected enough Time Gate Pieces.

  • Q: What are Time Gate Pieces?

  • A: Bosses will now begin dropping Time Gate Pieces. These are extremely rare drops which do have a cooldown, so farming bosses will not increase your drop rate. Once you collect 6 of those pieces, you can ask Kaylaar to open a Time Gate outside of the normal event window. You won't be able to open one is if she's going to open one on her own within 72 hours, or if you already have a Time Gate open.

  • Q: How long are Time Gates open for?

  • A: Time Gates will normally be available for only 72 hours, whether they are opened through the normal event cadence or through your collected Time Gate pieces. However, for the first Time Gate, we're opening it for an additional few hours to make sure everyone has plenty of time to play in the first window.

  • Q: Do I gain divine favor during a Time Gate event?

  • A: Yes, you gain favor with Mystra, and you'll be forced to convert it once the Time Gate closes, just like normal events, although the conversion ratio is smaller than normal events.

  • Q: If I decide I don't want to collect the champion I chose, can I choose a different champion?

  • A: No. Once you select the champion during a Time Gate window, you can't change your decision.

  • Q: I opened the time gate, but I didn't complete the 2 runs. What happens?

  • A: For each reward that you were not able to collect we credit your account with a Time Gate piece when the gate closes, which is 1/6th of another Time Gate run. So if a Time Gate becomes available and you chose a champion, but you are unable to complete any of the objectives, you'll find 2 additional Time Gate pieces in your inventory when the Time Gate closes.

  • Q: Who is the woman controlling the Time Gates? Is that Mystra?

  • A: No. That is Kaylaar Allun, a powerful wizard and a chosen of Mystra. She has reached out to the champions under the bidding of her goddess, Mystra.

June 27th
Idle Champions: Tomb of Annihilation, Part 6 
Posted in Idle Champions.

After the defeat of the warlord Ras Nsi and his followers the party begins making final preparations to depart the Lost City of Omu and descend into the deadly tombs below.

Beneath the fallen kingdom, the souls of the dead are being stolen by a necromantic artifact in order to feed the hunger of a malignant, otherworldly threat.

The time has come to brave the Tomb of the Nine Gods and end the death curse once and for all.

Today's update brings an epic conclusion to the Tomb of Annihilation storyline with two new adventures, A Grand Puzzle and The Tomb of the Nine Gods. These adventures conclude the main storyline of this campaign, but don't worry – there will be more side-quests and variants to come, so don't stop earning favor with Kelemvor!

Note: To start these new adventures, you need to have completed the Captured! adventure.

A Grand Puzzle

One of your companions reveals that they have been afflicted by the Death Curse, and it's a race against time to discover the secret to gain entry into the Tomb of the Nine Gods and save them.

The Tomb of the Nine Gods

Desperate to save the souls trapped in the Soulmonger, the party descends below Omu to confront the powerful lich Acererak.

Features:

  • Added two new Tomb of Annihilation adventures: A Grand Puzzle and The Tomb of the Nine Gods. In order to start these new adventures, you will need to have completed the Captured! adventure.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
June 22nd
BW2: Patriot Event 2018 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Patriot Event 2018

It's party time in the Commons! Come join in the fun as the Bushwhackian natives celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day with a big extravagant barbecue and endless displays of fireworks!

Collect hot dogs, hamburgers, chickens, ribs and the rare steak to grill up for Patriot tokens and bonus energy! Find the green, red, yellow, blue and rare purple fireworks from the bushes for Fiona to put on awesome displays!

As well, help assorted party guests with their quests to make their celebration even funner! Some are one part, some are multi-part that will unlock as the event goes on so check back daily for all the excitement!

First up, help Scoutmaster Sam find Globes today, so that she can see the glorious world of Bushwhackia in its entirety.

New for 2018

The Canada 150th quest line has been updated to be a generic Canadian anniversary themed event. If you've already unlocked the Canoe mount, then this year you get a yummy treat when you complete it instead. There are 8 quests and one unlocks every day at Noon Pacific Time, starting tomorrow, Saturday June 23rd.

If you have already collected every Fireworks launcher piece, then talk to Fiona on June 30th to get your fireworks launcher related achievements.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 18 possible achievements to earn in the Patriot Event 2018.

Achievements Returning for 2018
Fine Dining - Cook 5 kinds of food during the event.*
Iron Chef - Cook 300 pieces of food during the event.
Colorful Booms - Fire off 6 types of fireworks during the event. **
Many Booms - You've set of 600 fireworks during the Patriot event.
The Tyrant - You overthrew Nate's illegitimate kingdom.
The People's Quester - Complete all of the Patriot event side quests. (Updated with this year's quest)
Patriot Fireworks Launcher - You crafted a Fireworks Launcher!
Patriot Fireworks Launcher Rare - You found a Rare addition for your Fireworks Launcher!
Patriot Fireworks Launcher All Rares - You found all the Rare additions for your Fireworks Launcher!
Sesquicentennial - Help Connie the Canadian and make full use of a Free Parks Pass.

*If you are having trouble finding the Steak, you can buy it for Celebration tokens from an NPC in the Commons.

**The 6th firework for the quest is the one you help an NPC build later in the event. As well, if you are having trouble finding the Purple firework, you can buy it for Celebration tokens from an NPC in the event area.



Added/Changed for 2018
Free Trade - You bought all the 2018 Patriot event items!***


We also have 7 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

National Acquirer - You bought all the 2017 Patriot event items!
Patriotic Purchases - You bought all the 2016 Patriot event items!
Celebratory Splurge - You bought all the 2015 Patriot event items!
Freedom's Price - Purchase all of the 2014 Patriot custom items.
Freedom of Purchases - Purchase all of the 2013 Patriot event items.
Dressed for Freedom - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Patriot event.
A Patriotic Pad - Buy all 7 house items from the 2012 Patriot event.

***The Patriot event mini-golf piece is not required for the Free Trade achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2018 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



Post your celebrations on the forums!

The event will run until Friday July 6th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

  • Where can I see how much meat and fireworks I've done for the achievements?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Find Many Booms and Iron Chef to see your progress.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one near the entrance of the Event Zone has this year's items. The other is under the American balloon arch and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    Turning in the meats and fireworks as well as quests for the folks in the event area.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

  • 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.

June 7th
COTLI: Ready Player Two, Tier 4 

Starved for Rubies? Itching for something tougher than Tier 3? Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 4 content for Ready Player Two! Eight new flavors of grueling goodness await you... if you're up for the challenge.

Ready Player Two Tier 4 Objectives

  • Couch Co-op — Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is distracted by their cell phone for 10 seconds. Beat area 900.

  • No Items, Fox Only,... — If you don't beat an area or kill the fox within 30 seconds, you fail the area and are sent back one area. Does not apply to boss areas. Beat area 1000.

  • More Random Encounters — When killed, the randomly spawned boss mobs decrease your DPS by 75% for 60 seconds. Beat area 1000.

  • Glitch Out — Randomly spawned glitches reduce your DPS by 50% each while alive. Beat area 1000.

  • Video Game of Thrones — Quest requirements are quadrupled. Because you like waiting, right? Beat area 1000.

  • Tetris — Immovable stones appear in formation slots every 150 areas, blocking the affected slot. Beat area 1000.

  • Polkamans Go! — Evil trainers from Team Tedium spawn and attack your formation. Beat area 1050.

  • Acme Dark Souls — Anvils now drop every five seconds. Beat area 1050.

June 6th
Idle Champions: Introducing Dragon Heist 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Blackstaff of Waterdeep, Vajra Safahr, has summoned you to Waterdeep. Upon arrival in the city, the party is quickly caught in a web of Waterdhavian intrigue, including a street war between Zhentarim mercenaries and the Xanathar guild, and a dinner meeting with the Open Lord of Waterdeep...

Hot on the heels of the campaign announcement at the Stream of Many Eyes, we are excited to offer our fans the first opportunity to experience content from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist!

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is the third permanent campaign for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. This update includes the first two new adventures for this ongoing campaign, A Mysterious Summons and Building Trust, each with one challenging variant. The City of Splendor awaits!

Note: you will need to complete at least 15 adventures in other campaigns in order to unlock the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign.

A Mysterious Summons

The Blackstaff of Waterdeep, Vajra Safahr, has tasked Force Grey – and, by extension, the party – with patrolling the Dock Ward of Waterdeep.
  • Variant: Street War — When the party kills Zhentarim mercenaries, Xanathar mercenaries get stronger while Zhentarim become weaker, and vice-versa.

Building Trust

While being introduced to Laeral Silverhand, the Open Lord of Waterdeep, the dinner party is crashed by Zhentarim mercenaries.
  • Variant: Wisdom Check — Champion damage is increased or decreased based on their Wisdom. Scores of 10 or higher see a damage increase in damage while scores below 10 see a decrease in damage.

Features:

  • Added the new Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, our third permanent campaign, with two starting adventures: A Mysterious Summons and Building Trust, each with one variant.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
June 1st
BW2: Summer Sports Event 2018 
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!

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!

Check back daily for all the fun!

New for 2018

We've added a new quest line to build something shiny, plus a new daily quest! Both will unlock as the event runs.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 16 possible achievements to earn in the Summer Sports 2018 event.

Achievements Returning for 2018
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.

Added/Changed for 2018
Team Merchandise - Purchase all the 2018 Summer Sports items!*


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.

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 Summer Sports mini-golf piece is not required for the Team Merchandise achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2018 Pet Packs (COMING SOON!)

Post your summer sport plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday June 15th at Noon PDT!
May 23rd
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.
May 16th
Idle Champions: Tomb of Annihilation, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Thanks to the magic of the Aarakocra in the ancient monastery of Kir Sabal, the Champions are now able to make their way across Chult towards the fabled Lost City of Omu. As the journey to destroy the Soulmonger continues the danger only increases, and the party soon find themselves in conflict with a Yuan-ti warlord known as Ras Nsi.

Note: To start these new adventures, you need to have completed the Homecoming adventure.

The Forbidden City

The Aarakocra have offered the party safe passage across the jungle canopy via the magical Dance of the Seven Winds ritual. It is now time to travel to the Lost City of Omu, location of the Soulmonger, the powerful artifact you now know powers the Death Curse.
  • Variant: Periodic Petrification — every 15 seconds one of your Champions becomes petrified, stunning them for one minute.

Captured!

The party has been captured by the Yuan-ti warlord Ras Nsi. Luckily, a doppelganger employed by the Red Wizards of Thay helps the party to escape — but the party must fight their way free.
  • Variant: Home Field Advantage — Yuan-ti enemies power up each second they are alive.

Features:

  • Added two new Tomb of Annihilation adventures: The Forbidden City and Captured!, each with one variant. The first one, The Forbidden City, starts in Kir Sabal; these are very challenging adventures and variants. Note: to start these new adventures, you need to have completed the Homecoming adventure.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!