December 1st
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom T3 Objectives 

New Tier 3 Objectives

Amusement Park of Doom has some new Tier 3 Objectives! Luckily, we also have some weekend buffs this weekend to help you power through them...



Roller Coaster
  • Tier 3: The bottom of the tween (100% debuff) now lasts twice as long
  • Reach Area 800

Carousel
  • Tier 3: Slot 21+ Crusaders are now included in the rotation, all the way up to slot 28
  • Reach Area 800

Log Ride
  • Tier 3: Splashed Crusaders slowly regain their DPS over 15 seconds instead of gaining it back immediately
  • Reach Area 850

Ferris Wheel of Doom
  • Tier 3: Crusaders not adjacent to the Ferris Wheel do no DPS, but still have formation abilities enabled
  • The Ferris Wheel now rotates every 15 seconds instead of every 10
  • Reach Area 900

The House of Horrors
  • Tier 3: The effects are even more severe (even more enemies spawn, they get even bigger, etc.)
  • Reach Area 900

Mauled By Mascots
  • Tier 3: The mascots move much more quickly
  • Reach Area 950

Couples Day
  • Tier 3: Male Crusaders decrease the DPS of adjacent Male Crusaders by 100%, and same for Female Crusaders w/ adjacent Female Crusaders
  • Reach Area 1000
December 9th, 2016
Amusement Park of Doom 


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today we launch the Amusement Park of Doom, a brand new permanent campaign. It's a special campaign because it features some boss monsters that were created as a result of your very generous donations for our Extra Life event back in October. Our artists Kat and Adam have been beavering away to create the requests, and you'll find more details on them below.



The Amusement Park of Doom itself is a theme park from a parallel dimension. Our bold Crusaders must explore this terror split over six objectives to start. To tackle the park, the team will need to be at their pushiest to get through the throngs of visitors to avoid the long queues for the rides.

For the new campaign, these debut objectives will put you through your paces.

Park Pass



Park Pass requires you to reach area 400 but you need at least 10,000 Idols to qualify to start the objective. Completing it unlocks the Free Play.

Roller Coaster



Roller Coaster will debuff and superbuff your Crusaders' DPS randomly all the way to area 500.

Carousel



Carousel limits you to six available Crusader seats at a time. As you progress through the 500 areas, the Crusaders available will rotate along the bench, just like a carousel.

You Must Be THIS Tall



You Must Be This Tall requires the Crusaders to get to area 600. Beating this objective allows you to access the next two.

Ferris Wheel of Doom



The Ferris Wheel of Doom takes up the empty space in the formation. Crusaders in the spaces surrounding it will ride the wheel all the way to area 700.

The House of Horrors



The House of Horrors tests your Crusaders' heart, with the play area randomly going black and reducing DPS and Click Damage to 0, and a spooky surprise being revealed when the lights come back on.


On their mission to cram as much fun as possible into their trip, they are also seeking out the legendary mascot, Sagaven. Along the way, you'll come across the monsters created for the Extra Life event. Check out the creations below.

"Tasselfoot"



Requested by Tass.

"LARP Elf"



Requested by Paul McGrath.

"Chris"



Requested by Chris Bobridge.

"Mr. Flappy"



Requested by Dominic Leo.

"Nils Olav"



Requested by Vingummi.

"Fluffy"



Requested by Amanda Kolecke.

"Welsh Dragon"



Requested by Mrs. Crane.




Princess, Khouri, Nate, Mindy, and Pete will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend.

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +100%
  • Mindy the Mime - All Gold Find +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Clown Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mindy the Mime or Pete the Carny if you've unlocked them from the events or missions.)

Note: The Golden Epic available with this weekend buff is for an event crusader. If you do not have Pete the Carney unlocked you will still earn the GE, and once you unlock Pete through a mission or next year's event it will already be equipped.

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July 15th, 2016
New! Idols Through Time Campaign 

We are delighted to tell you about a very special permanent campaign this week. We've partnered up with our good friends at HyperHippo Games, the creators of AdVenture Capitalist for a special addition to Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

But first, let us tell you more about your impending adventure through time. That's right; the brand new permanent campaign is all about time travel.

Our dauntless Crusaders are tasked with hunting down rogue robots that are wreaking havoc on their friend Doctor Finklebottom's laboratory. It's a desperate race to save Finklebottom's breakthrough experiments that concern matters of quantum physics and black holes that enable him to invent time travel.


Sobbing Cherubs can only be killed by clicking

His experiments have made history, figuratively and literally, as now the Crusaders can travel through time from the age of the dinosaurs all the way through to the future!

Featuring a new Flux Capacitor formation, the Idols Through Time campaign will require a minimum of 5,000 Idols to start the first objective. Things get increasingly more demanding from there as the final objective requires a whopping 10,000 Idols minimum!

The Lost in Time objective will see slots in your formation blocked with relics from each epoch you visit. In the Time-Lost Bosses objective, you'll encounter much more powerful bosses than you're used to battling.

The final two objectives are Nostalgia Trip, where only the original 20 Crusaders are available for selection (no Event Crusaders), and Lone Pine Mall where you're going to try your best to clear area 600.


Dr Finklebottom creates a wormhole to Adventure Capitalist


Dr Finklebottom's work has also had another perverse effect of linking universes. Incredibly the ingenious professor has opened a portal to a parallel universe of AdVenture Capitalist.

It's in these boom years of industrialization and economic growth the Crusaders will meet the celebrity managers from the enormously popular clicker game, AdVenture Capitalist.

It's not going to be easy to 'out-entrepreneur' history's best entrepreneurs from the 1950s, but that is what the team must do to have a chance of beating any objective between areas 71 and 85.


You have to 'out-entrepreneur' the AdVenture Capitalist managers

The popular celebrity managers W. W. Heisenbird, Jim Thorton, Forest Trump and more will all try and stop our Crusaders' money-making ways enabling them to leave for the next time zone.

But wait, there's more! We're also launching a brand new weekend buff. It's Wibbly Wobbly Wackiness here are Codename Entertainment and for the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

The Bush Whacker, Detective Kaine, the Dark Gryphon, Sal and Bat Billionaire will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there's a unique Wobbly chest featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • The Bush Whacker - +5% increase in Critical Click Chance.
  • Detective Kaine - Increase all gold found by 100%
  • Dark Gryphon - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.
  • Sal, the Merman - Increase the Base DPS for Sal +400%
  • The Bat Billionaire - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.



Weekend Wibbly Wobbly Buff!


April 22nd, 2016
New Campaign: Ready Player Two 

*bzzzt* What was that? *puff* Was that a puff of smoke emanating from the back of your PC? And what happened to Crusaders of the Lost Idols?!

It looks like your video card has experienced a malfunction and to get back to its DirectX 12 former glory, you'll need to battle your way through the history of gaming.

This brand new campaign is an epic journey through seven zones from the earliest ASCII-based games, and the golden years of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming all the way up to 4K, VR-infused modern era.

To complement the new campaign Jason, Sarah, Gryphon, Artaxes, and Pam get a limited time buff to enhance their powers and it's applied automatically!



As well as the automatic buff, you can purchase a unique Chest! Inside this special chest you'll find 2 pieces of gear, 1 of which is guaranteed to be Rare or better, for only those 5 Crusaders! Will you get a piece you're missing? Plus, you get 2 Trinkets and a Time Warp.

The special buff and sale will run until Monday, April 25th at Noon PDT!

Check out all the new objectives in the campaign below:













March 3rd, 2016
New Event! Hermit's Premature Party 

Hermit is way too excited for St. Patrick's Day. In his permanently inebriated state he has organized a 'knees-up' for himself and the fellow Crusaders in advance of the actual celebration of everything from the Emerald Isle.

Starting today and continuing until March 14, Hermit's premature party is a rolling booze-up of epic proportions taking place in a party house, street parade, obligatory Irish pub, and ending in Blurry Drunk Land. It's a real place; we've been there. Plus it's all happening just in time to recover before the real St. Patrick's Day a few days later.

Larry the Leprechaun



Parties are about meeting new people, and Hermit's shindig is no exception. Two new Crusaders are coming along for the ride and successfully completing their objectives will recruit them to your ranks.

Larry the Leprechaun loves gold. He has a big pot of it stashed somewhere, after all. His abilities include various ways to increase your gold generation. When he reaches Level 100, for instance, he'll increase all the gold found by a hearty 25%!

Kyle the Party Bro



The other newcomer is Kyle the Party-Bro. He's the kind of wingman you need at your side at any party. He combines his tremendous ability to consume alcohol with still being able to get his friends into a taxi and safely home at the end of the night. His technique of clearing the way of party-pooping monsters reaches it's peak at level 150 when he increases the DPS of all his fellow Crusaders by 20%.

New Objective Parade Route



Once you've recruited the two new Crusaders there are three additional objectives to play. Parade Route requires 500 idols and two floats take up four of your formation slots. Beer Before Liquor requires 1,000 idols and involves deadly pink elephants out to crush you in your stupor. The final new objective Four Leaf Clover restricts you to only four Crusaders (can you see what we did there?) at any one time and requires 1,500 idols to start.
February 26th, 2016
New Campaign: Mischief at Mugwarts  

We heard you like campaigns. Today we're launching the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, a permanent update to Crusaders for you to play and enjoy! It features six new epic objectives and a dustpan formation designed to challenge even the most veteran player. However, the reward is a total of 1,500 precious Red Rubies if you can complete them all!

Dustpan Formation



The new campaign takes the Crusaders back to school. A magical school, no less, where students are instructed in the ways of sorcery and participate in sports involving flying cleaning tools. It could just be us, but it does sound eerily familiar.

To support the new campaign Emo Werewolf, Khouri, the Witch Doctor, Fire Phoenix, Merci, the Wizard and Wendy the Witch if you have her, get a limited time buff to greatly enhance their power, applied automatically! Can their weekend power help you through a tough objective?



As well as the automatic buff, you can purchase a unique Chest! Inside this special chest you'll find 2 pieces of gear, 1 of which is guaranteed to be Rare or better, for only those 5 Crusaders! Will you get a piece you're missing? Plus, you get 2 Trinkets and a Time Warp.

As well, your first purchase of chests will award you the awesome Black Phoenix Death Mask Golden Epic, which boosts Khouri's Koffee Potion ability by 150%!

The special buff and sale will run until Monday February 29th at Noon PST!

Check out all the new objectives in the campaign below:













November 13th, 2015
Grimm's Idle Tales Campaign 


It's time for dark and brooding tales of old crones, malevolent giant wolves, man-sized living straw effigies, blood and guts. Hang on a minute! That can't be correct, can it?

Oh, but it is. With the latest Crusaders of the Lost Idols campaign we are revisiting your favorite fairy tales but darkly rooted in the best traditions of the Brothers Grimm tales with a dash of other worlds.

The settings for the six new objectives will seem eerily familiar to you. Along with the objectives to get to area 200 and 300, are four objectives that will test your formation planning skills and attentiveness as you wander down memory lane.

Not In Kansas Anymore



There's a story of an omnipotent wizard in a big, green city and a rag-tag bunch of misfits requiring an escort to said city in 'Not in Kansas Anymore'. The girl, the scarecrow, the lion, and the tin man will join your party over time as you progress, taking up precious formation slots and debuffing your DPS, gold generation and your health.

What Big Teeth You Have



'What Big Teeth You Have' is an objective that has something to do with wolves; we're sure of it. What else would be able to climb into clothes (albeit the matronly garments your grandmother wears) with the sole purpose of devouring your charge, a small red-caped girl? What's more, the beast will appear randomly without warning throughout the 250 areas you must complete and with a monstrous amount of HP making him a brutal monster if ever we saw one.

Sleeping Beauty



Just so you don't think that narcolepsy is a joke, in 'Sleeping Beauty' half of your Crusaders will randomly fall asleep on the job! Every 25 areas, random Crusaders will nod off and no longer do any damage and be unable to use their buff abilities, forcing you to shuffle your formation.

Down the Rabbit Hole



Finally, you may have noticed we like rabbits here at Codename Entertainment. As if by magic (probably by way of a hat) the objective 'Down the Rabbit Hole' puts your Crusaders in charge of a certain fidgety white rabbit. This bouncing furball will hop between random formation slots every 25 levels buffing adjacent Crusaders by 200% to hurry them along.

All of the objectives will require a mastery of a brand new formation too just to keep you on your toes.
September 18th, 2015
Even More New Objectives!  


This week we have three new objectives for you for the World's Wake and Ghostbeard's Greed campaigns.

Inflation



In the new objective Inflation, the Crusaders have fallen on hard times. Money is tight and finding good Crusaders these days is even harder. All costs for Crusaders to level up has been massively increased. Plus the monsters are feeling the pinch and are dropping far less gold that usual. Can you beat the economic downturn?

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip



They say "never work with children or animals". Both have a tendency to make things difficult and unpredictable. Unfortunately for you the resident teacher, Ms. Fizzle, has decided that now is a good time for the Crusaders to take her class on a field trip.

In Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip, the merry band of adventurers plough their way through monsters with five children taking up valuable slots in your formation. What's more, they will change position randomly every ten areas! Just promise to get the kids back to the parents in one piece.

2,000 Levels For All



The final new objective, 2,000 Levels for All, is a leveling game. You must get each of the 20 Crusaders to level 2,000 to earn those precious red rubies!
September 11th, 2015
Crusaders of the Lost Idols: New Objectives! 


We're getting nostalgic this week with our new objectives. You know that feeling you get when pulling on a favourite old sweater or catching up with a close friend? We've just created the Crusaders version of that.

Around the World revisits the World's Wake campaign with a challenge to reach area 360 using the original formation. You'll get a warm fuzzy feeling as you relentlessly dismember monsters area after area.

Dual Descent is proof that adventures are more fun with friends. As a twist to Lone Descent, you can now smash your way through the Descent into Darkness campaign with another Crusader. We're looking forward to seeing who you choose and what formation you use.

Dual Descent



PAARRRfection. You'd better create a swear jar for this objective. You may as well make some money from the tirade of expletives that will emanate from your mouth. You must beat 200 areas without a single wipe to claim those precious, precious rubies.

PAARRRfection



We don't blame you if you can't remember all the various campaign objectives and we've decided to help you out. We've added a new Campaign Objectives screen for you to keep a track of your progress and check out new updates. Just click on the current objective and select 'See All Objectives.'

Campaign Objectives Screen



Chat about it on the forums!
September 4th, 2015
New Ghostbeard's Greed Campaign 


"Avast me hearties!" That's pirate for 'you should stop what you're doing and pay attention'.

The Crusaders have decided to take a break from Crusading for the third campaign and hit the tavern. However, getting rowdy over rum means that our intrepid band of adventurers are press-ganged into a life of danger on the high seas by the navy.

Fighting pirates, being shipwrecked and washing ashore on a creepy island infested with black magic are just some of the adventures awaiting the erstwhile Crusaders. What's more, we are introducing two new formations.

The Box Formation



Three of the objectives require mastering an all-new box-shaped 13-man formation.

New X Formation

However, in true pirate fashion, for one objective, "X Marks the Spot", we've been devious to make it a requirement to use an X formation.



If you can survive these objectives, the reward is great! A little-known sea shanty tells the story of a great treasure of doubloons located in a cave on the island. Leave the landlubbers at the dock. It'll require good sea legs and seasoned seadog to claim the treasure.

Share your sea stories on the forums!