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September 28th, 2016
Carnival of Sorrows 2016 

The Carnival of Sorrows is back in town. Following up on our recent announcement on our official subreddit, we are going to be repeating our seasonal events from last year but with a special twist!

Here's a note to you from Justin, Crusaders of the Lost Idols designer and co-founder of Codename Entertainment:

"One of the most common questions we've heard over the past few months is whether or not events will be repeated. We're now ready to tell you that yes, most holiday events will repeat. However, each repeated event will come with brand new challenges for veteran players who had already completed the event last year.

Brand new Crusaders, objectives, gear, and achievements will be available with each repeated event. If you missed an event last year but you're still a powerful veteran player, you may even be able to blast through two year's worth of event content, though this may require some additional time warps to secure the required event currency. Additional information will be released along with the first repeated event, the Carnival of Sorrows, when it starts."


Today we relaunch Carnival of Sorrows with both the original Crusaders for new players to unlock and two new Crusaders for veteran players.

Beat the first Tier One objective to unlock Pete, the Carney.

This dark and demonic funfair has rolled into the Crusader's world with some twisted new objectives to complete again. If you haven't already collected them, you can unlock Crusaders Pete, the Carney, and Mister, the Monkey by completing the first two Tier One objectives.

After a lifetime of traveling with the twisted carnival, Pete, the Carney is endowed with some dank formation abilities. One of his abilities, Bad Jokes, would make even the most embarrassing dad cringe. Crusaders furthest from Pete receive a 50% boost to their DPS.

Beat the second Tier One objective to unlock Mister, the Monkey.

Mister, the Monkey, is equally grim. At level 10 he enables the Magnify ability where the next activated ability gets a 50% buff. Later at level 75, he can buff all the Crusaders in the column behind him to find 25% more Gold.

The remaining three objectives are Elephant of DOOOOM, where two elephants block valuable formation slots; Carnival of Death, featuring double the number of monsters per area, and the all-new objective, Peanuts where a sneaky elephant steals some of your gold on the way to area 250.

Note: Since the new Peanuts objective was just added this year, players who completed this event last year will need to do it prior to starting the Tier Two objectives, so be sure to save up 2,500 Carnival Tickets before resetting!

For veteran or hard-working players who have completed all the Tier One objectives, the new objectives require you to purchase the Tier Two talent Do it Again in the Talents shop.

New Crusader: Mindy, the Mime.

The new Tier Two Crusaders are equally creepy as their event forebears. Mindy, the Mime can randomly mimic her adjacent Crusaders' formation abilities for 15 seconds at level 100. At level 300, the duration of her ability lasts twice as long.

New Crusader: The Half-Blood Elf.

The second of the new Crusaders is The Half-Blood Elf who, being half-orc, favours the non-human compatriots in the formation. Every non-human Crusader next to her will receive a 50% DPS boost at level 150. At level 400, her Swipe Right ability enables her to heal all non-adjacent male Crusaders.

New Objective! Great Trapeze.

The three remaining new Tier Two objectives after unlocking the two new Crusaders include The Great Trapeze where a trapeze artist takes up a slot in the back of the formation and every 15 seconds, swaps a Crusader in the next column with a Crusader in the previous column.

New Objective! Menagerie.

Menagerie pits the Crusaders against a host of escaped circus animals all the way to area 400.

The final new objective is Price of Admission. The cost of the Crusaders are drastically increased, and gold drops are drastically decreased all the way to area 550.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Carnival Event Chests, which you can earn from objectives or buy in the shop, however gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. We've also made a slight tweak to make event chests drop gear more often for completely empty slots, and slightly increased the chance of getting an upgrade to help you flesh out all four event Crusaders evenly. We'll be monitoring these changes and making tweaks in future events as well.

Once you have enough tickets, you'll have until October 11th at Noon PDT to complete the event before the Carnival will pack up for another year.
September 1st, 2016
New Event! Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 

Bummer. It's back to school season. After a long summer of doing anything and everything but schoolwork, it's time to get back to it and think about textbooks, homework and getting up on time for classes.

Of course, in the Crusaders' world, nothing is ever that simple. As Sasha steps back onto the school premises it's obvious something is up! The teachers are acting strangely. No chalk flicking, no detentions, and no attempts to intercept notes being passed around by students. The teachers must be possessed! Time to kick some demonic teacher ass and get this place back to it's usual dreary, soul-sucking normality.

New Crusaders: Karen, the Teenage Cat.

As is always the case with a new school year, there are new arrivals. Karen, the Cat Teenager is a restless character who changes position every ten levels for the first objective.

Once convinced you're cool, she'll use her surly teenage cat powers for good. At level 50, Karen can access a unique ability: Center of the Universe. Now all positive formation abilities that don't reach Karen apply to her at 50% of their effectiveness. At level 100, Karen contributes 1% of her DPS to click damage. At level 150 Karen can use her Nine Lives ability. If she is killed she'll instantly revive at max health but do 10% less damage (stacking). As the name suggests, she's able to use this ability eight times and it is refreshed by changing areas.

New Crusaders: Mr. Boggins, the Substitute.

The second new Crusader is poor old Mr. Boggins, the Substitute teacher. As if dealing with raucous classrooms full of kids wasn't bad enough, being the sub is one ring further down in hell.

You'll need to liberate him in the second objective which includes an exciting new challenge for the Crusaders. Every 15 seconds, Mr. Boggins will assign a random letter grade to the Crusaders with both positive and negative effects. The grades range from 'A+' which will increase the affected Crusader DPS by +100%, right down to 'F' which will wipe off 95% of the Crusader's DPS. The effect will last for 30 seconds at a time.

Mr. Boggins hands out random grades, both good and bad.

Once added to your roster, Mr. Boggins has some useful tricks up his sleeve. At level 50, he bonds with the newcomers in the class. His ability The New Students increases the DPS all the animal Crusaders by 200% and is further increased by 12.5% (additive) for each Human Crusader in the formation. At level 100, his ability Diversity Day increases the Gold Find by 10% for each non-human and non-animal Crusader in your formation (also additive).

The remaining three objectives include Nodding Off where a boring lecturer takes up a slot in the formation and reduces your DPS by 3% every second to a maximum of 99%. Clicking or changing areas (including auto-progress) resets the reduction to 0%. In Homework Time, monsters spawn randomly and bog down a particular Crusader with homework that reduces their DPS to zero until the homework is destroyed. The effect lasts for a further 10 seconds after that.

New Objective: Homework Time reduced Crusaders to zero DPS.

In the final new objective Private School the Crusaders must escort three stuck-up private school kids to area 250. Private school isn't cheap so they reduce your gold bonus to 0% until you can offload them at their exclusive place of learning.

The Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge event will run until September 13th at Noon PDT.