October 20th
BW2: Halloween Event 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hallowe'en is Coming to Bushwhackia!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Hallowe'en in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from the Cop in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Hallowe'en Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the pants off the 8 children standing in front of the house, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

*Platforms which do not support Friend Lists will have an adjusted static scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting soon!

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 22, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 22, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 24, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 24, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Ghost Butler - AVAILABLE Mon Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL Event End

*Platforms which do not support Friends Lists can receive a single creature for free as they become available, by speaking to the Cop. The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Monday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! So 1 in the Mysterious Forest, 1 in the Shady Detour, etc. NPCs have been added up to the Spine of the World!

New for 2017:
Halloween is all about pets! We've added another quest to assemble a pet. Plus, each kid will have a one-time only quest to help them, that gets you extra candy!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of 17 possible Achievements to earn in the Hallowe'en 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
  • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!
Added/Changed for 2017:
  • Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least40 unique decorations in your H. M.! (formerly Halloween Completionist)
  • Scary Swag* - Purchase all the 2017 Hallowe'en Event items.
  • Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy
We have 5 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Hallowe'en 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Hallowe'en Event items.
  • All Hallows' Items* - Purchase all the 2016 Hallowe'en Event items.

*The Hallowe'en Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Scary Swag achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

Pet Packs for 2017- COMING SOON!

Post your Hallowe'en scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 3rd at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • 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.

October 20th
BW2: Change Log Oct 20 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Halloween Event (October 20th, 2017)

- Updated the Halloween Event for 2017

- Added 13 (spoooooky!) new quests
- Changed the Halloween Completionist achievement to be the Halloween Collector achievement
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets
- Added 5 new haunted house decorations
- Added a new haunted house critter, replacing the Sparkly Vampire, which can still be bought for BB.

- Added Headless Horseman Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- If you didn’t get all your Dawn of the Dead rewards, you can collect them from George in the Commons until Monday October 23rd at noon. Sorry!

- Fixed a bug in the ‘Tears for Tayte’ quest where elephants would spawn too fast

- Fixed a bug causing the game to freeze when you try to open the achievement or profile dialogs

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 20th
New Weekend Buff & Tier 2 11th Objectives! 


It's time to really pump up that idol gain (again) with another set of tier 2 11th objectives! Good luck, Crusaders!

By completing the new additional Tier 2 11th Objectives in each campaign you can unlock more power for the Bonus Boss Idols feature: Bosses above area 100 may randomly drop additional idols when killed for the first time.



This update includes the last four campaigns' 11th Objectives! Enjoy!
  • Mischief at Mugwarts - Accio Difficulty: Areas gets more difficult much more quickly.
  • Ready Player Two - Cheaters: Cheaters randomly spawn. Each cheater has a different special ability, such as instantly killing a random Crusader, or moving really quickly, or disabling a Crusader's DPS and Formation Abilities, etc.
  • Idols Through Time - History Lesson: Various historic figures from history spawn and must be defeated. They each have an annoying ability.
  • Amusement Park of Doom - Too Much Candy: Candy monsters spawn. Each time one is killed, it reduces the DPS of your formation by 50%, stacking multiplicatively.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 23rd.

  • Sasha the Fierce - Warrior's Bulwark ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - Gold found +100%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Milgrid the Mining Mage - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%

Check out these limited-time Accelerating Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 18th
Introducing the Tomb of Annihilation! 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Introducing the Tomb of Annihilation


Today Champions can take their first steps towards the Tomb of Annihilation, an all-new permanent campaign! Our first Tomb of Annihilation update includes two new adventures, Ring of Regeneration and Seeking Allies, with one variant each, as well as a new Divine Favor currency: Kelemvor's Favor.

Champions who have completed at least four other Sword Coast adventures can embark on the first Tomb of Annihilation adventures from the town of Daggerford!

Tomb of Annihilation Update Features:



Two New Adventures!

  • Ring of Regeneration and Seeking Allies can both be found in the town of Daggerford, along with one new variant for each.

New Divine Favor!

  • Launching along with the first Tomb of Annihilation adventures will be a new Divine Favor, Kelemvor's Favor.
  • While you will have to earn a new Divine Favor, you will still retain all your unlocked Champions and gear heading into the Tomb of Annihilation adventures.

Changes:

  • When starting a new adventure the list of requirements now shows a check or an X next to each requirement to tell you if you meet the requirement or not.
  • Ultimate attacks' cooldown time is now displayed with 2 decimal places (if not a whole number).


Early Access Update #7 Features:

  • Adventure selection dialog now has two toggleable options to hide completed and/or locked variants from view.
  • Level up multiplier button can now be set to buy next upgrade (same behavior as alt+shift)
  • Ctrl+tab now has the same behaviour as alt+shift.

Balance Changes:

  • Added two new damage increase upgrades to Arkhan (level 6 and 15) and moved his other upgrades around slightly ("First in Line" now unlocks at level 3 instead of 4, "Loyalty" at level 9 instead of 8, Arkhan's specialization at 18 instead of 16, and his damage increases at levels 20 and 24 moved to 21 and 25 respectively).
  • Added a new damage increase upgrade to Jamilah at level 25.
  • Updated the ability scores for Jamilah and Arkhan to match the Force Grey character sheets.

Changes:

  • Earth Mephits have been renamed to Mud Mephits.
October 13th
New Weekend Buff! Carnival of Horrors! 

Things have taken a turn for the worst. What used to be a fun and jovial carnival is now dark and creepy. We can make it though, thanks to these buffs.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 16th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Mindy the Mime - All DPS +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • The Half-Blood Elf - Know Me ability +200%
  • Alan the ArchAngel - Blinding Light ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Horrible Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 13th
BW2: It's Zombie Hunting Time! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Band together Bush Whacker fans and defeat the zombie apocalypse! Or at least give it your best shot!

There's a visitor in the Commons and they've got grave news... They're going to need the help of everyone around, so don't miss out! Be sure to chat with them for a limited time community quest! Be quick, as they're only staying till Noon PDT on Monday October 16th. If you're feeling extra helpful, you can even repeat the quest after some time has passed.

Assuming your endeavours are successful, you can pick up your reward from the visitor in the Commons any time before Tuesday October 17th at Noon PDT.
October 13th
BW2: Change Log Oct 13 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Another Tribute Quest (October 13th, 2017)

- Limited time quest line available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique reward! (October 13th to October 16th)

- Added new crops to the descriptions of the Farmer’s Market farming quests

- Fixed move speed getting increased when you release a mount and equip another (might noticed a general drop in move speed due to this fix, as mounts were actually giving more speed than they should have)

- Fixed the early game trinkets used in crafting the trinket combines being available to buy again in the General Store

- Tightened up some collision to hopefully prevent getting stuck in cliffs in various places in the High Jungle

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 11th
Blessings and New Adventures! 
Posted in Idle Champions.

0.2.6: Early Access Update #6

A brand new feature is available today! Blessings are purchased with Divine Favor and can be used to empower your formation, letting you push even farther. The Blessings feature also includes the ability to trade in your event favor for a boost of permanent favor. In addition, we've added two new challenging adventures to the Grand Tour of the Sword Coast campaign. These new adventures come with 1 variant each and start out more difficult than the initial three adventures.

Features:

Added two new adventures:

  • Added two new adventures to the Grand Tour of the Sword Coast campaign (Terror in the Dark and Unearthed Evil), including one challenging variant for each, and Free Play

Added Divine Favor conversion system:

  • You can spend Divine Favor from temporary campaigns (events) for a burst of Divine Favor in a permanent campaign (currently only Torm's Favor from the Grand Tour of the Realm campaign)
  • The boost is increased by 20% for every 2 orders of magnitude of favor you convert. So 100 favor = 20% boost, 10,000 favor = 40% boost, 1,000,000 favor = 60% boost, and so forth. The percentage is continuous, so every bit of Divine Favor helps
  • You cannot convert your favor while you are on an adventure that awards that favor
  • You can choose to convert your favor at any time, but will be forced to convert your favor after one week (or after your first reset after one week if you are still on an event adventure)
  • The conversion system can be found within the new Blessings system (see below)

Added Blessings system:

  • You can spend Divine Favor (ie. Torm's Favor) in permanent campaigns to improve your heroes. Most of the Blessings apply only to that campaign, but several apply global buffs to all permanent and temporary campaigns
  • Divine Favor spent on Blessings will no longer count towards your gold find (or whatever other bonus the Favor may provide), so choose wisely. The game will warn you if you are spending more than 1% of your available favor on a single Blessing
  • You can reset all of your purchased upgrades in a given campaign, however only 99% of the Divine Favor you spent on the upgrades will be returned
The Blessings and Conversion systems can be accessed by a new icon in the top-left menu.
October 6th
New Weekend Buff! The Fun Never Ends! 

Actually, the fun is just getting started! It's the first weekend of the third year of Carnival of Sorrows! Let's earn ourselves some sweet, sweet new Crusaders!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday October 9th.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Mister the Monkey - Gold found +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Neverending Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 6th
BW2: Change Log Oct 6 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Tribute Quest and Fixes (October 6th, 2017)

- Limited time questline available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique reward! (October 6th - 9th)

- Added the new crops to count towards the Farmer’s Market quests

- Fixed being able to path to Elephant blocker in The Verdant Undergrowth before revealing blocks in river

- Fixed the crashed yellow bus in The Wild Descent not staying revealed

- Fixed the descriptions of the new seed vouchers

- Fixed the Ship Wheel Cape not showing the right graphic frame when you first get it

- Fixed the combines used in crafting the Bonded Super Kernel and Jungle Jar becoming craftable after crafting it

- Fixed the Secret Bonus Area achievements not updating when you discover a High Jungle secret bonus area

- Fixed not being able to move back to The Yoli Tzontli Altar after you move back to The Cera Altepetl Boundary

- Fixed some vine ladders that you could get you stuck in the climbing animation

- Fixed not appearing at the start of The Cera Altepetl Boundary when you move there using the world map

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!