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 17th
Idle Champions: New Grand Tour Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This week's update included two new challenging Grand Tour of the Sword Coast variants: March of the Undead, a new variant of Terror in the Dark, and Invisible Shadows, a new variant of Unearthed Evil.

Terror in the Dark

  • New Variant: March of the Undead — Additional Relentless Undead monsters spawn and attack your formation. When they are killed, Relentless Undead don't disappear. Instead, after 5 seconds, they get back up and start attacking again.

Unearthed Evil

  • New Variant: Invisible Shadows — Additional shadow monsters attack your formation. They're invisible and cannot be damaged until they reach you, then they are revealed and can take damage. They move quickly and don't block spawns.

Features:

  • Added two new Grand Tour of the Sword Coast variants: March of the Undead and Invisible Shadows.

See the variants in game for more information!
January 10th
Idle Champions: New Tomb of Annihilation Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This week's update included two new challenging Tomb of Annihilation variants: Crowded Streets for Exploring Port Nyanzaru, and Market Fluctuations for Running of the Saurs. These are some of our most challenging variants to-date, so you'll need every scrap of gear, favor blessings, and formation optimization you can muster. Good luck!

Exploring Port Nyanzaru

  • New Variant: Crowded Streets — Slots in the formations are occasionally taken up by random citizens.

Running of the Saurs

  • New Variant: Market Fluctuations — Leveling up your champions costs more.

Features:

  • Added two new extremely-challenging to the Chult-based Tomb of Annihilation adventures: Crowded Streets and Market Fluctuations.

  • Fixes for various bugs

See the in-game change-log for more information!
January 9th
COTLI: Introducing Limited Time Challenges! 

Today we're finally ready to unveil a brand new feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Limited Time Challenges!

Limited Time Challenges are customized objectives that you can attempt once a week, between Tuesday at noon and Thursday at noon PST. You'll be awarded Challenge Tokens depending on how far you get, and you can use those Tokens to buy special items in the brand new Challenge Store (coming soon). This week's Challenge has already begun, so get to it! Good luck!

You can check out the Challenge FAQ below for more information, or the Challenge FAQ on the Challenge dialog in-game.


What are Challenges?

Challenges are limited-time objectives which can be attempted once a week to earn Challenge Tokens. Each week, a random objective from a pool of specially designed Challenge objectives will be chosen to be that week's Challenge. The base set of Challenges restricts you to using certain types of Crusaders, however future Challenges will provide more variety.

What are Challenge Tokens?

Challenge Tokens are awarded for taking part in Challenges and are used in the Challenge Token Store to buy all sorts of goodies, such as Jeweled Chests and week-long buffs. More items will be added over time, providing an endless supply of fun rewards to work towards.

How are Challenge Tokens awarded?

Challenge Tokens are awarded when you reset in a Challenge and are based on the highest area you reach during that run. At any time during a Challenge, you can see the amount of tokens you would receive if you reset by looking at the notification on the right, or in the Challenges window, which is accessed from the same panel as Achievements and Statistics. You can reset whenever you'd like during a Challenge, but you can only do one Challenge per week, so you should get as far as you can before you reset!

When can I attempt Challenges?

Challenges run every week from Tuesday at noon to Thursday at noon (PST). A countdown to the next Challenge can be found on the Challenges window. You only get to try a Challenge objective once per week, so once you have started a Challenge, you will not be able to start one again until the next week's Challenge is available.

Will there be a new Objective every week?

You will never see the same Challenge Objective two weeks in a row, but the same Objective can be picked again on a later week. You can start the Objective again and earn tokens again even if you've already done it for a previous Challenge. Try to beat your old scores!

What happens if I run out of time?

If you have not yet started the Challenge, it simply disappears. If you are currently on the Challenge, you will be forced to reset the world. Any progress already made will be counted and you will receive Idols and tokens as normal.

This Challenge is too hard!

If you're not getting anywhere, just go do another Objective. There's always next week! If you've not yet unlocked a Crusader who can reset, you can abandon the challenge like you would normally abandon an objective. You can abandon Challenges without any penalty. You will receive Idols and Challenge Tokens as though you had reset normally, and the cooldown timer for abandoning will not be triggered.