March 24th
New Weekend Buff! Arch Nemesis Weekend 

You can't have a hero without an Arch Nemesis! Send your most heroic Crusaders to fight theirs all this weekend!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday March 27th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All Gold Find +200%
  • Artaxes the Lion - Lion's Roar Ability +200%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up Ability +200%
  • Bat Billionaire - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Nemesis Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Littlefoot and Bat Billionaire if you've unlocked them.)
March 22nd
Superhero Spring 2017 

The world is in peril again! It seems to happen every year now. It's time for the Crusaders to pull on the spandex, give their friends or family lame excuses for leaving them suddenly, and save the world.

Super Hero Spring event runs from today through to April 3rd at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Bat Billionaire and Metal Soldierette to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Arachnobuddy and Foresight.

New Tier Two Crusader: Arachnobuddy.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Arachnobuddy, a superhero imbued with superhuman spider-inspired powers. His alter ego teenager Paul Potter lives with his uncle Matt after a luchador savagely killed his aunt, Gwen.

At level 50, his ability Web Blast shoots out a web projectile at a random enemy every five seconds dealing 200% of Global DPS. Collect equipment for Arachnobuddy to increase the number of webs he fires.

At level 400, Arachnobuddy unlocks Stick Webbing where Web Blasts stuns affected targets for one second (but doesn't stack if multiple blasts hit the same target).

New Tier Two Crusader: Foresight.

Foresight is a new lifeform created by melding the power of an Unlimited Stone, one of the greatest sources of power in the Crusader universe, and an indestructible material called Reverbrium.

At level 100, Foresight unlocks Playing Favorites, an ability that heals individual targets for 20% of max health per second. It heals humans if more humans are adjacent to Foresight than non-humans, or it will heal non-humans if more non-humans are adjacent to Foresight. In the end, if there are an equal number of humans and non-humans it doesn't heal anyone. At level 400 Foresight's Supernatural ability increases Supernatural Crusaders' DPS +50%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Arachnobuddy and Foresight, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: The Revengers.

In The Revengers players can only choose Supernatural or Superhero Crusaders, plus Bush Whacker and Nate. Then they must reach area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Sidekicks.

In the objective, Sidekicks three bumbling sidekicks take up slots in your formation, each with a unique debuff on adjacent Crusaders as they get in the way of our heroes with their misguided attempts to help (e.g. reduce DPS, reduce Gold Find, and disable formation abilities).

New Tier Two Objective: Super Villains.

The final new Tier Two objective is Super Villains. The Crusaders' arch nemeses spawn and attack the formation. Each super villain has different annoying abilities that'll make reaching area 500 a real challenge!

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Superhero Spring Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until April 3rd at Noon PDT to complete the event. Cheers!
March 17th
New Weekend Buff! St. Patrick's Weekend 

After all the premature partying, it's finally St. Patrick's Day! Are you partied out, or can you last one more weekend? We're buffing all the green Crusaders! Woop Woop!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday March 20th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Groklok - Eligible Receivers, Gunslinger, and Defensive Team +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit Ability +200%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - Little Pockets Ability +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Clover Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Groklok, Kyle, Larry, and Brogon if you've unlocked them.)
March 17th
BW2: Change Log March 17 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

March 17th, 2017

- Girl Guides Charity Promotion (Mon March 13th to Wed March 15th.)
- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
- Fixed store descriptions for custom items and ranch items only reading “AUTO.”
- Made progress on the next big content update. It’s on it’s way, just hang in there!

- Issued out the free Amicus Compensation Pack (Thurs March 16th to Mon March 20th 12pm PDT), containing 20 Amicus Island Tokens, 2 Sandwiches, and a VIP Voucher. This was to compensate for various problems with Amicus Quests and some other things, due to server issues in the previous week.
March 14th
How to Redeem Free Jeweled Chest Codes 

We've been giving away free jeweled chest codes to all players subscribed to the Idol Times newsletter for a while now. It's our long-standing tradition to give you a free event Jeweled Chest when we release a weekend buff. We also give you all free Jeweled Chests when we hit certain Facebook Likes or Twitter Followers milestones.

If you didn't already know, all you need to do is sign-up for the newsletter here. Not only will you receive email updates about free jeweled chests, but you'll also receive the latest information about the game updates direct to your inbox. What's more, when you sign-up you'll be given a free piece of Rare gear.

However, newcomers to Crusaders of the Lost Idols might not realize how to redeem those codes, so we have put together a handy guide for PC below:

Step 1: Got to the Shop.


Step 2: Enter the Code.


If you play on mobile, you're going to need to link your account to a PC account. Check out this handy guide here.
March 13th
Get Cookie Energy Boxes for Charity 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

March 12th marked the founding of first Girl Scout troop in the USA. We figure this is a good time to raise money for a great organization, the Girl Guides of Canada.

This organization enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world. So, for the next two days you can buy Boxes of Girl Guide Cookies, of which 100% of our [Codename] proceeds will be donated directly to the Girl Guides of Canada. Talk to the girl guide troop in the Commons by the Town Hall to learn more.

The cookie energy boxes will be on sale until Wednesday March 15th at Noon PDT.
March 10th
BW2: 2017 St. Patrick's Celebration! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bushwhackers!

The Commons is greener than usual! That’s because the Commons Party Planning Committee is putting on a St. Patrick’s day party!

Unfortunately, the guests of honour seem to have gotten lost in the bushes. Go whack them up and help them find their way to the Event Area!

There are eight Leprechauns to whack up that will help you put on a rocking St. Patrick’s Day party! Every day the event goes on, the odds to whack them up gets larger, so you can get them all before it ends. Three of them will have turn-in stations for you to do and the others will have repeatable quests for you to do for event progress.

Unlocking throughout the event are previous year quest lines:

Mr. Keith is looking to put out his special brew again. Help him find the ingredients.

Seamus is in the mood to do some whacking of his own, but first he needs your help to make the perfect shillelagh.

Siobhan is throwing her version of an Irish Feast...but the dishes got lost in the bushes. Go find them for her!

Those poor snakes are tired of being whacked so often. Help their leader out by setting up his snake relocation program efforts.

Help Bree learn about Irish mythology!

New for 2017:

We added two new quest lines this year! Mr. Keith has some competition, and a new leprechaun friend has a fun little task for you! They will unlock as the event goes on.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of FIFTEEN possible achievements to earn in the St. Patrick’s Day 2017 event.

Achievements Returning for 2017
Little Rascal - Capture a pesky missing Leprechaun.
More Little Rascals - Capture all of the pesky missing Leprechauns.
Destructive Behavior - Help 25 times at each St. Patrick's Station.
A Perfect Brew - Help Mr. Keith make his brew.
King of Clubs - Help Seamus make a Shillelagh.
Mythological Detective - You helped Bree learn about Irish Mythology.

Added/Changed for 2017
Crafty Brewing - Help Alec Guiness brew the craftiest of St. Patrick's beers.
Rainbow Cloud Island - Find all of the special items on the Rainbow Cloud Island.
Patty's Purchases - Purchase all of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day event items.*

We also have 6 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

My Leprechaun! - Whack a Leprechaun while dressed like Rainbow (Wearing custom items from 2014.)
My Rainbow! - Whack Rainbow while dressed like a Leprechaun (Wearing custom items from 2013.)
Always Wearing Green - Purchase all of the 2016 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Lucky Purchase - Purchase all of the 2015 St. Patrick's custom items.
Rainbow Braid - Purchase all of the 2014 St. Patrick's custom items.
Green Pride Week - Purchase all of the 2013 St. Patrick's custom items.

* The St. Patrick’s mini-golf piece is not included in the Patty's Purchases achievement.

Pet Packs:

New 2017 Pet Packs:



COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

This event runs until Friday March 24th @ Noon PDT.

Post your comments and questions here!

FAQ

What are the different leprechauns?
You can whack up two types of leprechauns: hatted and non-hatted.
  • There are 8 hatted ones to find, 3 will unlock turn-in stations, and the other 5 will give you daily quests. You must manually whack these ones to capture them.

  • The non-hatted ones will drop items for you to turn into the turn-in stations. You can quick whack and mana whack non-hatted leprechauns when they appear if you wish. The non-hatted leprechauns will *always* drop some turn-in items, rather than just having a chance to.


How can I find the leprechauns?
Just keep whacking. You could whack them all up in a day if you wanted to. The odds to whack up hatted leprechauns will increase as the event goes on.

What adds to my event progress?
Turning in items to the Gold, Beer and Clover stations, and doing quests for folks in the event area.

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.

Why should I ask for friends to help boost turn-ins?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.
March 10th
BW2: Change Log March 10 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

St. Patrick’s Event (March 10th, 2017)

- Proofreading Day temporary questline (March 8th to March 10th)
- Magical Transcriber Pet Pack promo (March 8th to March 10th)
- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Which included, ironically, typos in the Proofreading Day texts. Keep the reports coming!
- Improved load times
- Optimized friend help dialogs
- Updated St. Patrick's Day Event:
  • Added 2 new questlines
  • Added new customization and ranch items
  • Added new ribbons and 100% reward
  • Added 3 new pets
- Added Pot o’ Gold Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5) from March 10 to March 13
- Made progress on the next big content update. It’s on it’s way, just hang in there!
March 10th
New Weekend Buff! Party Harder 

It's time to start wearing buckets on your head and professing your love for vegetables! You just weren't partying hard enough before!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday March 13th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold +200%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Party Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Leerion and Kyle if you've unlocked them.)
March 3rd
New Weekend Buff! Crafting Hangover 

It has been a few days since Crafting was released... how are you feeling? Maybe drink some water... Take a nap... Then wake up and crush the weekend!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday March 6th.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Craziness Ability +200%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - All Gold Find +200%
  • Rocky the Rockstar - Groupies Ability +200%
  • Sal the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Crafting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Larry and Rocky if you've unlocked them.)