June 15th
BW2: Zepplincident! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

There's a visitor in the Commons that could use a hand! Be sure to chat with them for a limited time opportunity. Be quick, as they're only staying till Noon Pacific on Monday June 18th.

This weekend we're also running a Pet/Mount Sale and a Bush Buck Sale! Grab those cute little friends you've been missing!

Plus, for a limited time only you can get a Steampunk themed mount with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!
June 15th
BW2: Change Log June 15th, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Zepplincident Limited Time Quest (June 15th, 2018)

- Limited time quest line available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique rewards! (June 15th-18th)

- Running a Pet/Mount Sale (June 15th-18th.)

- Running a BB sale with a unique Mechanical Spider mount sweetener (with the first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more.)

- Made some possible performance optimizations in response to a change Adobe made to a flash function.

- Added the following limited time quest rewards to the Amicus wandering merchants:
- Steampunk Gas Mask
- Steampunk Gloves
- Steampunk Wrench
- Kelpie Hat
- Sleipnir Hat
- Pegasus Hat
- Prince Jacket
- Prince Hair
- Pegasus Wings
- Cooking Apron
- Tom's Top Hat
- Gord's Top Hat
- Reversed Revolver
- Spiral Braid
- Tuft Hairdo
- Long Mohawk
- Fancy Stable
- Deluxe Dog House
- Chow Chow
- Black Corgi
- Kokoni Pup

- Fixed an issue with one of the High Jungle quest hub quests, where you could get into a state where you had a quest you could not complete.

- Fixed quest field spawns giving you diggergy instead of the quest item. They will now give you both (if they yield diggergy).

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
June 15th
COTLI: The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2 

Simon is missing! Again! It's time for the Crusaders to galavant about in search of their missing friend, and if they're lucky, they'll make a couple new friends along the way: Skeletom and the Game Goblin!

The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2 runs until Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 2 Crusaders: Skeletom & Game Goblin

Skeletom — Lord of all skeletons, Skeletom causes special random skeleton monsters to spawn. While alive or when killed, these skeletons offer different effects.

Game Goblin — The Game Goblin lives in a cave, slowly venturing out as you kill more and more monsters. Once he leaves the cave he tosses a bunch of games at monsters and offers some party buffs before retreating back inside.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Turps the Tasty and Sjin the Builder by completing the respective Tier One objectives!

Five New Tier 2 Objectives!

  • Recruit Skeletom | Skeletom takes up a slot in the formation. Three different skeletons spawn randomly: Exploding, Radioactive, and Regular. Reach area 300.

  • Recruit the Game Goblin | The Game Goblin takes up a slot in the formation and sits in his cave. Every time you get a kill he gets closer to the front of his cave, decreasing DPS by 5% (multiplicative). Once you reach 100 kills he leaves his cave for 5 seconds and decreases DPS By 100%. He then retreats back into his cave and resets his stacks. Reach area 300.

  • Gaming the System | Monsters can only be damaged by clicking, explosions, or projectiles. Reach area 400.

  • Grumpy Gamers | Only the Yogscast Crusaders and a random assortment of six other bench slots may be used. These random bench slots change every 50 areas. Reach area 450.

  • Going Viral | Whenever you get a kill, one random Crusader earns 6-10 stacks of a "Going Viral" effect, which increases their DPS by 10% per stack. Upon reaching 100 stacks, they gain the "Crash and Burn" effect for 15 seconds, reducing their DPS to 0. Reach area 500.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

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

You'll have until Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00pm PDT to complete The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2!
June 13th
Idle Champions Event: Dragondown 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Summer Solstice celebrations in Faerûn sometimes feature ceremonial bonfires and charms that attempt to 'tame' or 'drive down' dragons. These mock-spells and chanted prayers are performed even by non-clergy, as the sun sets after dusk. Unfortunately, it looks like these rituals are not working this year: somehow the village of Luskan has drawn the ire of a bronze dragon and its kin...

Dragondown is the thirteenth limited-time event for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. The event starts today and runs until Monday, June 25th at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces Binwin Bronzebottom, Dwarven Fighter/Barbarian!

New Champion: Binwin Bronzebottom

Binwin Bronzebottom was a member of a rather infamous adventuring group/company, until he left to spend more time with his family. A grumpy and headstrong dwarf with a penchant for springing traps rather than disarming them, if he's not the first into battle then he's disappointed. There's nary a door, tankard, or acid pit that hasn't felt the wrath of Binwin Bronzebottom at one time or another. These days, when he's not adventuring with the likes of Drizzt and Minsc, Binwin leads a small group of incompetent and eminently replaceable minions through perilous adventures.

When you want to add Binwin to your party, you can swap him with Nayeli or Gromma.

Dragondown Variants

  • Awaken the Beasts — Beasts move much more quickly and deal far more damage.

  • Binwin's Minions — Two of Binwin's Minions take up slots in the formation, decreasing the damage of adjacent Champions by 90% with the exception of Binwin, whom they buff by 400%. Binwin's Minions move to different slots in the formation every 20 areas.

  • Untrusting — The bronze dragon doesn't trust you to return her egg, so she continuously sends her Wyrmlings to keep an eye on you. Four different varieties of Wyrmling spawn at random.

Features:

  • Added the Dragondown event, our thirteenth limited-time campaign event! The event runs until Monday, June 25th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Added a new Champion: Binwin Bronzebottom, Dwarven Fighter/Barbarian.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Waukeen's Favor.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!

June 7th
COTLI: Ready Player Two, Tier 4 

Starved for Rubies? Itching for something tougher than Tier 3? Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 4 content for Ready Player Two! Eight new flavors of grueling goodness await you... if you're up for the challenge.

Ready Player Two Tier 4 Objectives

  • Couch Co-op — Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is distracted by their cell phone for 10 seconds. Beat area 900.

  • No Items, Fox Only,... — If you don't beat an area or kill the fox within 30 seconds, you fail the area and are sent back one area. Does not apply to boss areas. Beat area 1000.

  • More Random Encounters — When killed, the randomly spawned boss mobs decrease your DPS by 75% for 60 seconds. Beat area 1000.

  • Glitch Out — Randomly spawned glitches reduce your DPS by 50% each while alive. Beat area 1000.

  • Video Game of Thrones — Quest requirements are quadrupled. Because you like waiting, right? Beat area 1000.

  • Tetris — Immovable stones appear in formation slots every 150 areas, blocking the affected slot. Beat area 1000.

  • Polkamans Go! — Evil trainers from Team Tedium spawn and attack your formation. Beat area 1050.

  • Acme Dark Souls — Anvils now drop every five seconds. Beat area 1050.

June 6th
Idle Champions: Introducing Dragon Heist 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Blackstaff of Waterdeep, Vajra Safahr, has summoned you to Waterdeep. Upon arrival in the city, the party is quickly caught in a web of Waterdhavian intrigue, including a street war between Zhentarim mercenaries and the Xanathar guild, and a dinner meeting with the Open Lord of Waterdeep...

Hot on the heels of the campaign announcement at the Stream of Many Eyes, we are excited to offer our fans the first opportunity to experience content from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist!

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is the third permanent campaign for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. This update includes the first two new adventures for this ongoing campaign, A Mysterious Summons and Building Trust, each with one challenging variant. The City of Splendor awaits!

Note: you will need to complete at least 15 adventures in other campaigns in order to unlock the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign.

A Mysterious Summons

The Blackstaff of Waterdeep, Vajra Safahr, has tasked Force Grey – and, by extension, the party – with patrolling the Dock Ward of Waterdeep.
  • Variant: Street War — When the party kills Zhentarim mercenaries, Xanathar mercenaries get stronger while Zhentarim become weaker, and vice-versa.

Building Trust

While being introduced to Laeral Silverhand, the Open Lord of Waterdeep, the dinner party is crashed by Zhentarim mercenaries.
  • Variant: Wisdom Check — Champion damage is increased or decreased based on their Wisdom. Scores of 10 or higher see a damage increase in damage while scores below 10 see a decrease in damage.

Features:

  • Added the new Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, our third permanent campaign, with two starting adventures: A Mysterious Summons and Building Trust, each with one variant.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
June 5th
BW2: Gorgeous Garden Contest Winners 2018! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

We've finally chosen our 2018 Spring Garden Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choice was voted on by you, the wise whacker community!

Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choice takes home a cool 50 Bush Bucks. If you want to know more about how the contest worked, click here!

And without further ado here are your winners!

Facebook Winners



1st Place
Jacek G.

2nd Place
Miranda H.

3rd Place
Cr B.

Community Choice
Carla H. B.

Kongregate Winners



1st Place
mdjoyce

2nd Place
UbuMumbabwe

3rd Place
Leelo82

Community Choice
enrico

Armor Games Winners



1st Place
abner69

2nd Place
rana_23

3rd Place
dojipu

Community Choice
Fast1943

Big Fish Games Winners



1st Place
Flybaby

2nd Place
AbellaWoodpixie

3rd Place
Rein1962

Community Choice
swenlo


Congratulations again to all our winners, your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
June 1st
BW2: Summer Sports Event 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sport Fun in the Sun

It's time to help the Bushwhackia Pee-Wee league coaches! They need supplies to help whip their various teams into shape and take home the AAA championship trophies! Whack them up in the bushes, starting with soccer balls and water bottles! Plus, the first coach needs some Jerseys!

Claire, the clerk from the Town Hall, needs your help to discover information about a local sports Legend! The stages of this quest will unlock throughout the event. If you completed this quest last year or the year before, different quests will replace the original ones, sending you out in the world to find more sporting memorabilia.

It's not just about supplies to keep the kids going: the parents and coaches have quests for you to embark on as well! Look for those interspersed with Claire's quest!

Plus there are Gnomes! Gnomes everywhere! Make a custom sports gnome for your ranch! You can make a Codename Entertainment logo jersey for your avatar to wear! And later on in the event, find some noisemakers to help cheer on those kiddies!

Check back daily for all the fun!

New for 2018

We've added a new quest line to build something shiny, plus a new daily quest! Both will unlock as the event runs.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 16 possible achievements to earn in the Summer Sports 2018 event.

Achievements Returning for 2018
Well-Rounded Coach - Help coach all four sports teams.
Semi-Pro Coach - Help a teamget into the AAA league.
Championship Coach - Help a team with the AAA championship.
Greedy Coach - Help all four times win the AAA championship.
Onside Play - Help the coaches and parents with their tasks.
The Hidden Legend - Unravel the history of the Common's Sports Legend!
Gaming Gnome - You made your own custom sports gnome!
Bushlympics - You learned about other weird Sports!
Mighty Mick - Help Bo become a Pro Boxer.
Bad Betting Buster - Help Bookmaker Bailey stop the illegal sports better.

Added/Changed for 2018
Team Merchandise - Purchase all the 2018 Summer Sports items!*


We also have 5 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Athletic Acquisitions - Purchase all the 2017 Sport Event items!
Memorabilia - Purchase all the 2016 Sport Event items!
Sporty Shopper - Purchase all the 2015 Sport Event items!
Sports Lover - Purchase all the 2014 Sport Event items!
Sports Fan - Purchase all the 2013 Sport Event items!

*The Summer Sports mini-golf piece is not required for the Team Merchandise achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2018 Pet Packs (COMING SOON!)

Post your summer sport plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday June 15th at Noon PDT!
June 1st
BW2: Change Log June 1st, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sports Event 2018 Update (June 1st, 2018)

- We've updated the Summer Sports Event for 2018!
- Added 3 new quests, that unlock in a row.
- Added 1 new daily quest that will start later on in the event, if you’ve completed the Boxer’s Apprentice story line in previous years.
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets available from June 8th to June 11th
- Can now send Sports Bags to friends, which contains random energy, mana, power, and something special for the duration of the event. These items do not expire and function like the Wrapped Presents from Christmas, and all the previous events this year.
- Added Track Cheetah Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Added more twilight ranch items to the Cera Altepetl store, and updated the Altepetl Acquirer achievement requirements to include them:
- Twilight Palm Tree
- Twilight Palm
- Twilight Fern (renamed existing one to Twilight Fern Pillar)
- Small Twilight Bramble
- Big Twilight Bramble

- Fixed Ice Pick and Ancient Screwdriver quest items not getting removed from your inventory after completing those quests in the Explorer’s Camp quest hub story. If you’ve still got them and have completed the story quests, speak to Magellan to have them removed.

- The Purple and Yellow Nahui hatching options are hidden until the Purple and Yellow Nahui Stones become available.

- The quarry fragments stores now show your current fragments in the currency bar.

- Moved the Magical Michin Fish and Critter Capture quests into the Cera Altepetl hub section of the Town Crier's quest watch.

- Fixed an occasional crash triggered when changing zones when a long script was playing.

- Fixed an occasional crash related to the event button.

- Fixed Diggergy Capacitor trinket exploit, where digging with more than your max diggergy caused you not to lose any when you dug. (May 29th)

- Fixed Xipil’s Twitching Bone Trapping daily quest not awarding a Cacao Coin. (May 30th)

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