January 25th
COTLI: Carnage Cup 2018 

The ultimate sport returns — it's time for another Carnage Cup! Grab your gear and head out to the stadium for another annual tailgate party. Lets see where it all leads us this time...

The Carnage Cup 2018 event runs until Tuesday, February 6th at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Griz the Robo-Coach

Griz the Robo-Coach is an aging, grizzled, robotic coach, who motivates everyone in front of him based on how far from him they are. Griz is also very old and may be slightly falling apart...

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Drizzle the Dark Elf and Groklok the Orc by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Cindy the Cheer-Orc and Karl the Kicker, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Griz the Robo-Coach | Griz takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of all Crusaders. The amount of the reduction is based on their distance away from Griz. Reach area 500 with his special coaching to recruit him.

  • The Professionals | Only the Bush Whacker, Nate Dragon, and Carnage Cup Crusaders (Groklok, Drizzle, Karl, Cindy, and Griz) can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Offside Play | The middle column is taken up by various Defenders. All Crusaders in front of them have their Formation Abilities disabled, and all Crusaders behind them have their DPS disabled. Reach area 650.

  • Hot Potato | Three footballs move between slots in the formation. Whoever is in a slot containing a football has their DPS and Formation abilities disabled. Reach area 700.

  • Tailgate Party | A pickup truck takes up the front few slots. When it's destroyed your formation is pushed back. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Carnage Cup Silver and Jeweled 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 the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, February 6th at Noon PST to complete Carnage Cup this season!
January 24th
Idle Champions Event: Midwinter 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's Deadwinter Day in Longsaddle. While most folks are warm in their homes exchanging gifts and celebrating the midpoint of winter with friends and family, your party has been tasked by the infamous Harpells with patrolling the outskirts of town to protect against ne'er-do-wells.

Not wanting you to get bored, the Harpells have helpfully summoned a magical trickster to keep your day fun and interesting. Unfortunately it looks like they might have messed up and summoned a much more powerful foe than intended, so now you've got a real Midwinter problem on your hands...

Midwinter is the sixth limited-time event for Idle Champions, which runs from today until 12:00pm PST on Monday, February 5th, 2018, and introduces Regis, the Halfling Rogue!

New Champion: Regis

As a poor urchin on the streets of Calimport, Regis quickly learned that survival often requires bending the rules in your favor. He fled to the north to avoid capture after stealing his former master’s magical ruby pendant. Eventually, he found companionship amongst the Companions of the Hall, becoming one of Bruenor Battlehammer’s most trusted confidants. Bruenor was the one who gifted Regis with the nickname “Rumblebelly” due to the halfling’s insatiable appetite.

Regis would prefer nothing more than to relax in the sun with a full belly near his home in Ten-Towns and fish for knucklead trout, the source of all of his scrimshaw carvings. But when his friends need help, Regis is always there for them. He never sees himself as the hero, even though his true friends know better.

When you want to add Regis to your party, you can swap him with Celeste.

Midwinter Variants

  • Deadwinter Date — You've been tasked with escorting two young Harpell wards on a date during your adventure. They take up slots and are otherwise pretty useless.

  • Deadwinter Fey — A large number of sprites and pixies spawn with each wave of enemies (not during boss areas). These extra monsters do not drop gold, and when killed they sprinkle a random Champion with pixie dust. Any champion that is sprinkled with 10 Pixie dust has their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled. Pixie dust stacks reset when you change areas.

  • Deadwinter Pay (-back) — Every time you defeat an enemy (in a non-boss area) your Champions take 10% unavoidable damage. Champions adjacent to Regis take one third of that damage while Regis himself is immune.

Features:

  • Added the Midwinter event, our sixth limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Monday, February 5th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Regis, the Halfling Rogue.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Auril's Favor.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
January 12th
BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event, 2018 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activity stations as many times as you want!

If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, or if you just want to have a little fun, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

New for 2018:

We've added a new 3 part quest line unlocking as the event goes on, related to treasure.

And introducing the 100% reward for this year: Statues! Check out the explosive Nate themed one below!



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total FIFTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2018 event:

Achievements Returning in 2018:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed all 4 of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times.
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!
Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.
A Heroic Gift - Help Natalie make Nate look like a hero for his birthday.

Added/Changed for 2018:

Nate's Treasures - You bought all the 2018 Nate's Birthday event items! *


We have 6 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Birthday Souvenirs - You bought all the 2017 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The mini-golf piece is not included in the Nate's Treasures achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2018 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



This event runs until Friday January 26, 2018 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
January 11th
COTLI: Princess' Pool Party 2018 

Sick of the snow? Complaining about the cold? Weary of winter? Well, it's time to hop aboard the Princess' private jet and take part in the Princess' Pool Party event!

The Princess' Pool Party 2018 event runs until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Shenna the Centaur

Shenna the Centaur is an all-new DPS Crusader whose damage increases based on the number of female, human, and animal tags are in the party. The ideal formations being all animal Crusaders non-adjacent and all human female Crusaders adjacent, depending on gear.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Pilot Pam and Queen Siri by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Shenna the Centaur | Shenna takes up a slot in the formation debuffs Crusaders in the following way: -25% global DPS (multiplicative) for each Human Crusader in the formation, -25% gold find (multiplicative) for each Animal Crusader in the formation, adjacent females have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled. Reach area 500.

  • Buddies Only | Only female, human, and animal Crusaders are allowed. Reach area 600.

  • Party Crashers | A variety of sunburned and drunk party-goers attempt to crash your party, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • Solar Eclipse | There's a solar eclipse happening in area 700! Every area it gets darker and darker as the moon slowly blocks out the sun. This effect reduce DPS, Gold Find, and Light Level as you progress. Reach area 700.

  • Limited Seating | Only seven Crusaders are allowed on the field at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Pool Party Silver and Jeweled 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 the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST to complete Princess' Pool Party this season!