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March 24th, 2022
COTLI: New Tier 9 Talents Update! 

Take a little magic, add a little (or a lot) of idols ground up into a mysterious gel for science, and out comes a new batch of talents.

Today's update fills in the last Tier 8 talent and adds 12 new Tier 9 talents for you to acquire with your plethora of idols!

New Tier 8 Passive Talent

This talent requires clearing area 3000 to unlock.
  • Enchanted Outings - For every 100 personal EP from all Crusaders, buff the DPS of the formation by 25%, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

New Tier 9 Talent Additions

These talents require clearing area 3500 to unlock.

4 New Active Talents

  • Pump it Up - Increase the power of buff cards by 50%. Max levels: 500.

  • The Biggest Saw Blade - Power Saw buff cards last 5% longer. Max levels: 60.

  • All For One - Based on the highest number of Crusaders in formation who share a non-propagated tag, increase the DPS of those Crusaders by 1000%. Max levels: 150

  • Flaming Water - With at least 3 Splash Damage cards active, increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1.00e5%. Max levels: 400.

4 New Passive Talents

  • Runic Bosses - When a boss may drop a Silver chest, there's a 1% chance that it will be a Runic chest instead of a Jeweled chest drop from bosses. Max levels: 25.

  • Challenge Hoards - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1e10% for every 1000 challenge tokens in inventory, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

  • Completionist - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 25% for every completed permanent campaign objective, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 1000.

  • Runic Friendship - Increase the DPS of Crusaders by 1000% for each rune level equipped on other Crusaders in the same bench seat, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 500.

4 New Utility Talents

  • Sprint for the Stars - Increases your maximum Sprint level by 25 areas. Requires having at least 30 levels of Hustle Master purchased before you can start buying this talent. Max levels: 75.

  • The Idol Singularity - Increases the maximum Crusader level by 50. Requires having at least 100 levels of Olympian Training purchased before you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 500.

  • The Stone That Never Came Down - Increases the maximum number by a factor of 1e20. Requires having at least 40 levels of Arithmagician Newts purchased because you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 580.

  • Vitamin Idols - Increase the amount of Bonus Boss idols dropped from a boss kill by 25%. Max levels: 100.

Other Items In Today's Update

  • The Magical Training talent has been updated with a level 825 cap.

  • The Respec button in the talents dialog will now be disabled for a second after buying or canceling the purchase of talents to help avoid double clicking causing it to trigger.

  • Added stats for Mega/Ultimate chests opened to the stats panel.

  • Started the sunset sale, which runs from today, Thursday, March 24th until next Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 12pm Pacific Time.
March 17th, 2022
COTLI: Mar 17th, 2022 Change Log 

Title: New Skins and Quality of Life Features

  • Added skins for Zuczek the Fire-Blooded, Matt Spacewalker and Springy, the Patchwork Plush to the Skin Market.
  • Added new options to the Visual Options panel.
  • Added an Area Monster Health stat to the stat dropdown.
  • Added a new listing to the Ruby Exchange with 3 additional Runic Chests.
  • Added a new listing to the Challengers' Warehouse for a Rune Solvent.
  • Added a new listing to the Challengers' Warehouse for 2 Epic Trinket Chests.
  • Added weekend promo data.
  • Added recruit & gear missions for all Tier 7 Crusaders up to this point.
  • Updated the Flash Sale and Challenge Token gear pools.
  • Added 7 new challenge objectives to the weekly challenge pool.

  • Added an extra Runic Chest to the existing Ruby Exchange listing.
  • Added the projectile tag to Kaala Rigel and TU7RL3.

  • Fixed chest entries in the store always showing as 100 owned.
  • Fixed the rewards for the "Like Clockwork" and "Crypt-tastic" achievements.
  • Fixed an issue with the Sprint talent tooltip while on a Challenge objective.
  • Minor text fixes & FAQ updates.
March 4th, 2022
COTLI: Hermit's Premature Party 7! 

Hermit is always extra excited at this time of year, though this year even he is surprised at how quickly it came!

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, the Washed-Up Hermit triples his efforts to provide the latest Premature Party, drawing the attention of a being ancient and wise. Inviting himself to this year's soiree is Farmer Brown!

It's time for Hermit's Premature Party 7!

Hermit's Premature Party 7 runs until Wednesday, March 16th, introducing Farmer Brown and bringing back Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night, Tiernan, Ana Guinness, Saint Patrokia, Squiggles the Clown, Snickette the Sneaky, Kyle the Party Bro, and Larry the Leprechaun!

New Tier 7 Crusader: Farmer Brown

Tags: Event, Male, Human, Flora, Support, Gold, Magical, Angel

Farmer Brown was a very fine farmer. He watched over his fields, tending them with attentiveness, rotating fields every few years, rotating the crops in those fields, even reading them bedtime stories over the PA system. His vegetables were known as the best and biggest in the area and though other farmers asked for his secrets, they just couldn't implement them as well as he did.

That might have been because of the other secret to his success: magic!

Though one day, tragedy struck and Farmer Brown lost control of his combine, leading to an unfortunate accident. Thankfully, his beloved crops merged with his body and resurrected him. Though his community was a little wary around him now.

When you come across him in your travels and offer him the chance to join your motley crew, he accepts!

You can find Farmer Brown in seat 35 on the bench.

New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Farmer Brown | Farmer Brown takes up a slot in the formation. Larry the Leprechaun and Kyle the Party Bro take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Only Human or Magical Crusaders can be used. Farmer Brown reduces your Goldfind by 100% for every 100 monsters killed, lasting 15 seconds. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • 7th Time Lucky | Squiggles the Clown and Snickette the Sneaky take up spots in formation and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Non-boss area requirements are now set to collect 77 items or kill 77 monsters. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Supernatural Veggies | Saint Patrokia and Ana Guinness take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Only Supernatural Crusaders can be used. Evil veggies spawn, each living at least 5 seconds, with a hidden power. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Angelic Tractors | Tiernan takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. Only Angel and Robot Crusaders can be used. A tractor takes up a spot in the formation. Crusaders adjacent to the tractor receive a 1000% DPS increase. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Delightful Nitrates | Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. Only Undead and Flora Crusaders can be used. A plant takes up a spot in the formation. For every 100 monsters killed, the plant provides a 5% gold buff, stacking multiplicatively. Caps at 10,000 monsters killed. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Hermit's Premature Party 7!

    For more info on previous Hermit's Premature Party Crusaders and objectives check out the Hermit's Premature Party Tier 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled St. Patrick's 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, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

    March 3rd, 2022
    COTLI: Sunsetting FAQ 

    Recently we announced the sunsetting of Crusaders, and we've been getting some questions related to this announcement. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
    • Q: What does sunsetting mean in this context?
      • A: It means the game will no longer receive new content updates. The game servers will be kept running as long as we are able to.

    • Q: How long is long?
      • A: We've had game servers running from 6 to 12 years (Egg Breaker 1) for games out of production so far, so you've got years to keep playing Crusaders.

    • Q: Why are you sunsetting Crusaders?
      • A: Live service games like Crusaders require a fairly large community to support the development of them. While this community is great, sadly the support to provide the resources that Crusaders needs to continue running in a sustainable manner is no longer there, and so we've made the decision to stop live servicing the game.

    • Q: Is there a hail mary situation for keeping the game alive?
      • A: No, now that we've come to this decision, we won't be reversing it.

    • Q: Will you sell the game base?
      • A: No, we will not be entertaining offers of purchasing the game.

    • Q: Will you make an offline version or allow community mods?
      • A: No, this is not something we'll be offering.

    • Q: What will happen with the Golden Epics?
      • A: All non-DLC Golden Epics will be added to the Challenge Token store and the Flash Sale pool lists up to the one released with the April 8th, 2022 weekend promo. Those will be all the Golden Epics that exist in the game.

    • Q: What about the Desert Bus Crusaders?
      • A: The Desert Bus Crusaders were part of donations made to Desert Bus while their campaign was running. We won't be partnering with Desert Bus for Crusaders in future, so what players have, they have. The Crusaders or their recipes won't be offered through other means.

    • Q: What about the Yogscast/Search for Simon event?
      • A: It will not be re-running, and we will be hiding the related achievements for all players.

    • Q: What about the Tier 5 kill 10,000 monster achievements?
      • A: We will be hiding these achievements for all players as part of the final content updates.

    • Q: Will purchases still be available after the last content update?
      • A: Yes, we'll be keeping purchases enabled. Players will be able to purchase flash sales, the packs, the chests and the dungeon pass if they wish to.

    • Q: What is happening with the weekend buffs?
      • A: The final weekend buff will be the weekend of Friday, April 8th, 2022. We won't be rerunning these or randomly choosing 5 Crusaders to be buffed. We'll be changing the Weekend Warrior talent to something else, now that Crusaders won't be buffed.

    • Q: Will codes given in the weekly Champions of Psychology live stream continue to work in Crusaders and award a Runic Chest?
      • A: The chest codes from Champions of Psychology will only continue to work in Crusaders for the episodes airing before the May 4th, 2022 final content update.