July 20th
BW2 Summer Carnival Event 2018 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2018

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

The Carnival Games:

A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)

To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? This year, NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! Help them all cool off! Plus, keep it clean!

Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes?

New for 2018
We've added 3 new quests to the Strong Man quest line, which will be available one a day as the event goes on.

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to NINETEEN possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2018 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2018:
Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!
Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times.

Added/Changed for 2018
Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.*
Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

* The Carnival Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Prized Prizes achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 7 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.
Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.

Pet Packs

New 2018 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your celebration plans on the forums!

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

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, if you purchase 100 Bush Bucks or more, get a free mount! The sale runs until Monday July 23rd at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 11th day of the event.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

  • 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.

  • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.

July 20th
BW2: July 20th, 2018 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2018 Update (July 20th, 2018)

- Updated the Summer Carnival Event for 2018
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets available from July 27th to July 30th
- Added 3 more early/mid tier Strength Game stages
- Added Georgia and Nick dunkees, related to new ‘Dunking Devs!’ achievement
- Increased the odds to fish up the Scuba Helmet for the duration of the event, as it’s required for the ‘Scuba Dunk’ achievement.
- Can now send Carnival Gifts 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.

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

- Diggergy can no longer be multiplied with a power whack, as it’s a bonus drop that doesn’t replace anything.

- Added completion progress to some Nate/Kaine adventure map nodes.

- Strength Game ranch item can no longer be clicked on by visitors (it was just allowing them to “help”, which did nothing).

- Negative speed bonus values no longer have the “+” in the description.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
July 19th
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 2018 

The Wolf King has arrived, hailing the beginning of winter. Or maybe winter is still coming. Either way, the winner of A Song of Thrones will be decided by you!

A Song of Thrones 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces The Wolf King, our latest Crusader!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Wolf King

A fearsome dire-wolf whose bite is worse than his bark.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, Robo Queen, and Zombie Winter will be available to unlock while A Song of Thrones 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Wolf King | The Wolf King takes up a slot in the formation and reduces your DPS by 2.5% (additive) each second. This effect resets when you change areas apart from boss areas. Reach area 500.

  • Dragonfire | Dragonfire appears in a random formation slot every 10 seconds, rapidly damaging whomever is in it. Zombie Winter, Roboqueen, the Wolf King, and Dragon Crusaders (including Nate and Natalie) are immune. Dragonfire lasts for 30 seconds or until you change areas. Reach area 600.

  • King of the Animals | Only animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 650.

  • H-B-Uh-Oh | Every time an enemy is killed a random Crusader is stunned (DPS reduced to 0) for 5 seconds and gets a red ! icon over their head. The Wolf King is immune. Reach area 700.

  • Jam Packed Episode | All of the restrictions/effects from the Dragonfire, King of the Animals, and H-B-Uh-Oh objectives are active at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones 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 Tier 2 and Tier 3 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 Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 2018!
July 18th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

On the road to Longsaddle the party is swallowed by thick fog, becoming lost in the mists. Soon they are under siege from all manner of unholy horrors, now bound by fate to a cursed land without sunlight.

While endless storms toil in the skies above, Strahd von Zarovich stands atop the ancient ramparts of Castle Ravenloft, watching intently as the hapless party arrives in his domain. All goes according to his plan.

The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner...

Note: You will need to complete the Grand Tour Adventure Supply Run in order to access the new adventures.

The Mists of Ravenloft

On the way to return an Owlbear to the Harpells of Longsaddle, the Champions get lost in the mists and find themselves in Barovia, under the close watch of none other than Strahd von Zarovich. Can they escape before the horrors of Castle Ravenloft trap them in Barovia forever?
  • Variant: The Hunt for Owl-y — Two particular Harpells want to help you track down their particular baby Owlbear. Unfortunately, by help, they mean walking along while you do all the heavy lifting!

Family Entanglements

Not everything is as it seems in Barovia. The champions head out to follow Madam Eva's fortunes and begin in the town of Barovia to find "Evil's Bride".
  • Variant: Haunted Fortunes — Every 25 areas, a different one of Madam Eva's fortune haunts the adventurers.

Features:

  • Added two new Grand Tour of the Sword Coast adventures: The Mists of Ravenloft and Family Entanglements, each with one variant. You will need to complete the Grand Tour Adventure Supply Run in order to access the new adventures.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
July 13th
BW2: Shark Weekend! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's our own Shark Weekend! There's a marine biologist on Amicus Isle who's looking for help. Head over there now for a limited time quest line lasting over the weekend. One part will unlock each day of the weekend, so today, Saturday and Sunday! You've got until Noon Pacific Time on Monday July 16th!

We're also running a shark mount pack over the weekend! Be sure to check it out!

Redeem this code before noon on Monday July 16th for 1 free Large Energy Pack: SHAR-KSAR-EAWE-SOME
July 13th
BW2: July 13th, 2018 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Limited Time Shark Quest (July 13th, 2018)

- Limited time Shark Week related quest line, available via visiting NPC on Amicus Isle (July 13th-16th)
- Running a Megalodon shark mount pack (A $20 mount pack offer; July 13th-16th)

- Added 3 cow mounts, available in various places (Tuesday July 10th):
- Jersey Cow via a ranch somewhere...
- Holstein Cow via the Island Tokens store on Amicus Isle
- Highland Cow via the wandering pet merchant

- Added 2 more cow mounts, available in various places:
- Black Angus Cow via near a dock somewhere...
- Charolais Cow via a shop somewhere...

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

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

July 13th
COTLI: Idols Through Time, Tier 4 Objectives 

It's time to move through the ages again, as the Idols Through Time campaign is updated with Tier 4 versions of its objectives!

Not only do you have to tackle the obstacles introduced in the previous three tiers, but we've added these extra layers of diabolic blockers!

Idols Through Time Tier 4 Objectives

  • Don't Blink - A literal doctor takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100% while you travel to area 1000.

  • Lost In Time - The relics blocking the slots now move around the formation every 50 areas and the reductions in DPS and Gold are increased to 90%. Reach area 1000.

  • Time-Lost Bosses - When a boss is killed, now FOUR Crusaders have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 1050.

  • Nostalgia Trip - Only the first 10 Crusaders are available to use. The reset ability is moved to Artaxes, the Lion. Reach area 1050.

  • Echoes - Reach area 1100 with only 2 formation slots available at the end, due to the ever increasing amount of Echoes in your formation.

  • Hamstrung - You cannot use Crusaders with the Supernatural tag, in addition to the other restricted tags, as you reach area 1100.

  • The Lost World - A sedated T-rex takes up a slot in your formation and must be escorted safely to the end. Unfortunately, if you don't beat an area in under 30 seconds, he goes on a rampage and kills all your Crusaders, sending you back one area. Reach area 1150 with your cranky guest.

  • Atrophy - The damage and gold reduction is now 4% per second, as you strive to reach area 1200.
July 6th
BW2: BIFA Bushwhackia Cup! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

The Bushwhackia Intercontinental Football Association, or BIFA, is having their Bushwhackia Cup soccer tournament! During the tournament, 3 soccer teams attempt to best one another by collectively kicking the most soccer balls in daily matches. Head to Amicus Isle and speak to one of the coaches to be assigned a team!

The tournament ends on Friday July 13th at Noon Pacific Time and rewards can be collected until Monday July 16th at Noon PDT!
July 6th
BW2: July 6th, 2018 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

BIFA Tournament Community Quest (July 6th, 2018)

- Limited time community quest with unique rewards (July 6th - 13th.)
- Join a soccer team, kick balls in daily matches (quests), and earn Participation Medals.
- 7 Matches in total! Teams compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Medals can be spent at special store for a few unique items.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
July 5th
Idle Champions Event: Founders Day 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrations are underway to commemorate the founding of the Free City of Waterdeep. Founders Day attracts huge crowds to the Field of Triumph, where audiences watch illusory shows about Waterdeep's history and martial exhibitions by notable Champions and the renown city guard.

Festivities have also brought an ancient power from Avernus, first layer of the Nine Hells. A fallen angel has arrived to collect souls for the Blood War...

Founders Day is the fourteenth limited-time event for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, which runs until Tuesday, July 17th at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces Deekin Scalesinger, Kobold Bard!

New Champion: Deekin Scalesinger

A former member of the Dripping Fang clan, Deekin was once a Skald for a White Dragon named Tymofarrar. Once he was released from Tymofarrar's service, he set out to become the most amazing storyteller in all of Faerȗn. He yearns to sing and tell stories of heroic deeds, but his songs often devolve into "tales" of the doom that is coming to him or his companions.

When you want to add Deekin to your party, you can swap him with Bruenor.

Founder's Day Variants

  • Spectator Sport — Three local farmers have joined in on the Founders' Day tussle, and won't take the hint that they should probably take a seat. It might be because they are pretty drunk. They take up a slot in your formation and change positions every 25 areas.

  • Doom is Coming to Waterdeep — Deekin must sing a song so everyone in Waterdeep knows that doom is coming. I know. We tried talking to him. However, he doesn't know which spot will give him the best acoustics. Deekin is always in your formation and will change positions every 10 areas. Deekin cannot be moved because, well, Deekin is singing a song.

  • The Blood War — Whenever you kill a demon, devils get stronger and demons get weaker, and vice-versa.

Features:

  • Added the Founders Day event, our fourteenth limited-time campaign event! The event runs until Tuesday, July 17th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Added a new Champion: Deekin Scalesinger, Kobold Bard.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Asmodeus' Favor.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!