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July 24th
COTLI: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge, Tier 2! 

At last, Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge joins the rest of the campaign pack, with a slew of new objectives including the tier 1 and 2 11th-slot objectives. Beat them to unlock Arenvarr the Beheaded, and Bonus Idols for the campaign.

This update today sees the addition of eleven objectives for you to tackle on our most recent campaign Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge!

Remaining Tier 1 Objectives

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 700 while avoiding frostbite.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 750 while looking out for zombies, with a unique formation.

  • Everest - Reach area 800, if you can still breathe. This Tier 1 11th objective unlocks the Crusader Arenvarr, the Beheaded. Arenvarr's gear can be found in normal Silver and Jeweled chests.

Tier 2 Objectives

  • The Journey of the Ring The journey continues on to area 800, and a Wizard has joined his halfling-friends in your party.

  • Call in the Eagles! Suffer your avian companions for another 200 areas, to reach area 850.

  • Let's Dial In Reach area 850 not only with the pesky Astronomy Arch, but also with an alien influencer who disables the DPS of adjacent Crusaders.

  • It's the Climb Climb to area 900 this time, with your DPS spending more time at 0.

  • It's Getting Hot in Here The volcano is stepping up its game, as you escort it to area 900. Non-magical Crusaders adjacent to the volcano are disabled, and its starting to rain fire.

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 900 while avoiding frostbite that builds up quicker than in Tier 1.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 950 while avoiding the faster onslaught of zombies. Never fear though, the deathly chill empowers Zombie Winter, RoboQueen, and all Dragons, doubling the effects of their formation abilities.

  • Just So - Reach area 1000 with everything right where it ought to be. This Tier 2 11th objective unlocks Bonus Boss Idol drops for the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign and buffs all Bonus Boss Idol drops for all campaigns.


Enjoy!
May 3rd
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives 

It's hard to believe that this campaign went live back in December 2016 but here we are 2.5 years later and we're still going strong — so strong, in fact, that we've added some brand-new Tier 4 Objectives to the Amusement Park of Doom campaign!

Good luck <3

Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives

  • Roller Coaster - A camera monster spawns to take your picture to commemorate the moment. While the camera is alive, the DPS doesn't change. Reach Area 900.

  • Carousel - The highest two available bench slots (wrapping around) disable the dps and abilities of adjacent Crusaders. Reach Area 900.

  • Log Ride - DPS takes longer to recover, but Tank Crusaders recover theirs instantly. Invincible towel monsters spawn at random. Reach Area 950.

  • Ferris Wheel of Doom - Each rotation a random rotated slot doesn’t have its DPS and FAs disabled and a random non-rotated slot is turned into a tentacle, disabling their DPS and FAs. Reach Area 1000.

  • The House of Horrors - A powerful zombie monster spawns after each blackout. Reach Area 1000.

  • Mauled By Mascots - Two mascots occupy spaces in formation. If they die, all the mascot monsters on screen die. Reach Area 1050.

  • Couples Day - Only the Crusaders on the top row of the bench can be used. Reach Area 1100.
March 22nd
COTLI: Introducing Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge 

It's been a long time, but a new campaign is finally ready to enter the arena. Are you up to the challenge? If you remember the Idols Through Time campaign and the nefarious deeds of Dr. Finklebottom, well, his relative is now out for revenge!

Today are introducing an all-new campaign: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge!

A mysterious invitation and a deadly manor start your Crusaders on a path up a treacherous mountain. Can you survive this plot for revenge? Are you ready to face never before seen terrors?

Included in this launch are eight Tier 1 objectives for the campaign as well as the Free Play, as well as some all-new monsters!

  • Getting to Know You Beat area 500 on the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign. Must have 250,000 Idols to start it.
    Rewards: 350 Rubies and unlocks the additional objectives as well as the Free Play.

  • The Journey of the Ring Escort some timid heroes to area 600. They occupy slots in formation and move every 50 areas.
    Rewards: 350 Rubies

  • Hit the Open Road Beat area 650.
    Rewards: 350 Rubies

  • Call in the Eagles! Beat area 650 with 3 pesky Eagles in the formation. The eagles have been called upon so often, they're not sure they want to help you any more. Special Bird Seed monsters spawn and cause the eagles to either debuff or buff your formation. Must have completed Hit the Open Road to start it.
    Rewards: 400 Rubies

  • Let's Dial In Beat are 650 while protecting an Astronomy Arch in your formation. Every so often, the arch causes special monsters to spawn and attack your formation.
    Rewards: 400 Rubies

  • It's the Climb Beat area 700 with a pesky female country singer taking up a spot in your formation and causing your DPS to fluctuate.
    Rewards: 400 Rubies

  • It's Getting Hot in Here Beat area 700 with a portable volcano occupying a spot in your formation. Every 200 monster kills, the volcano will erupt and buff your formation with a random buff.
    Rewards: 400 Rubies

  • The Long and Winding Road Beat area 1000.
    Rewards: 450 Rubies

We hope you enjoy this update to the game! Good luck!
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950
December 1st, 2017
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom T3 Objectives 

New Tier 3 Objectives

Amusement Park of Doom has some new Tier 3 Objectives! Luckily, we also have some weekend buffs this weekend to help you power through them...



Roller Coaster
  • Tier 3: The bottom of the tween (100% debuff) now lasts twice as long
  • Reach Area 800

Carousel
  • Tier 3: Slot 21+ Crusaders are now included in the rotation, all the way up to slot 28
  • Reach Area 800

Log Ride
  • Tier 3: Splashed Crusaders slowly regain their DPS over 15 seconds instead of gaining it back immediately
  • Reach Area 850

Ferris Wheel of Doom
  • Tier 3: Crusaders not adjacent to the Ferris Wheel do no DPS, but still have formation abilities enabled
  • The Ferris Wheel now rotates every 15 seconds instead of every 10
  • Reach Area 900

The House of Horrors
  • Tier 3: The effects are even more severe (even more enemies spawn, they get even bigger, etc.)
  • Reach Area 900

Mauled By Mascots
  • Tier 3: The mascots move much more quickly
  • Reach Area 950

Couples Day
  • Tier 3: Male Crusaders decrease the DPS of adjacent Male Crusaders by 100%, and same for Female Crusaders w/ adjacent Female Crusaders
  • Reach Area 1000
December 9th, 2016
Amusement Park of Doom 


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today we launch the Amusement Park of Doom, a brand new permanent campaign. It's a special campaign because it features some boss monsters that were created as a result of your very generous donations for our Extra Life event back in October. Our artists Kat and Adam have been beavering away to create the requests, and you'll find more details on them below.



The Amusement Park of Doom itself is a theme park from a parallel dimension. Our bold Crusaders must explore this terror split over six objectives to start. To tackle the park, the team will need to be at their pushiest to get through the throngs of visitors to avoid the long queues for the rides.

For the new campaign, these debut objectives will put you through your paces.

Park Pass



Park Pass requires you to reach area 400 but you need at least 10,000 Idols to qualify to start the objective. Completing it unlocks the Free Play.

Roller Coaster



Roller Coaster will debuff and superbuff your Crusaders' DPS randomly all the way to area 500.

Carousel



Carousel limits you to six available Crusader seats at a time. As you progress through the 500 areas, the Crusaders available will rotate along the bench, just like a carousel.

You Must Be THIS Tall



You Must Be This Tall requires the Crusaders to get to area 600. Beating this objective allows you to access the next two.

Ferris Wheel of Doom



The Ferris Wheel of Doom takes up the empty space in the formation. Crusaders in the spaces surrounding it will ride the wheel all the way to area 700.

The House of Horrors



The House of Horrors tests your Crusaders' heart, with the play area randomly going black and reducing DPS and Click Damage to 0, and a spooky surprise being revealed when the lights come back on.


On their mission to cram as much fun as possible into their trip, they are also seeking out the legendary mascot, Sagaven. Along the way, you'll come across the monsters created for the Extra Life event. Check out the creations below.

"Tasselfoot"



Requested by Tass.

"LARP Elf"



Requested by Paul McGrath.

"Chris"



Requested by Chris Bobridge.

"Mr. Flappy"



Requested by Dominic Leo.

"Nils Olav"



Requested by Vingummi.

"Fluffy"



Requested by Amanda Kolecke.

"Welsh Dragon"



Requested by Mrs. Crane.




Princess, Khouri, Nate, Mindy, and Pete will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend.

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +100%
  • Mindy the Mime - All Gold Find +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Clown Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mindy the Mime or Pete the Carny if you've unlocked them from the events or missions.)

Note: The Golden Epic available with this weekend buff is for an event crusader. If you do not have Pete the Carney unlocked you will still earn the GE, and once you unlock Pete through a mission or next year's event it will already be equipped.

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July 15th, 2016
New! Idols Through Time Campaign 

We are delighted to tell you about a very special permanent campaign this week. We've partnered up with our good friends at HyperHippo Games, the creators of AdVenture Capitalist for a special addition to Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

But first, let us tell you more about your impending adventure through time. That's right; the brand new permanent campaign is all about time travel.

Our dauntless Crusaders are tasked with hunting down rogue robots that are wreaking havoc on their friend Doctor Finklebottom's laboratory. It's a desperate race to save Finklebottom's breakthrough experiments that concern matters of quantum physics and black holes that enable him to invent time travel.


Sobbing Cherubs can only be killed by clicking

His experiments have made history, figuratively and literally, as now the Crusaders can travel through time from the age of the dinosaurs all the way through to the future!

Featuring a new Flux Capacitor formation, the Idols Through Time campaign will require a minimum of 5,000 Idols to start the first objective. Things get increasingly more demanding from there as the final objective requires a whopping 10,000 Idols minimum!

The Lost in Time objective will see slots in your formation blocked with relics from each epoch you visit. In the Time-Lost Bosses objective, you'll encounter much more powerful bosses than you're used to battling.

The final two objectives are Nostalgia Trip, where only the original 20 Crusaders are available for selection (no Event Crusaders), and Lone Pine Mall where you're going to try your best to clear area 600.


Dr Finklebottom creates a wormhole to Adventure Capitalist


Dr Finklebottom's work has also had another perverse effect of linking universes. Incredibly the ingenious professor has opened a portal to a parallel universe of AdVenture Capitalist.

It's in these boom years of industrialization and economic growth the Crusaders will meet the celebrity managers from the enormously popular clicker game, AdVenture Capitalist.

It's not going to be easy to 'out-entrepreneur' history's best entrepreneurs from the 1950s, but that is what the team must do to have a chance of beating any objective between areas 71 and 85.


You have to 'out-entrepreneur' the AdVenture Capitalist managers

The popular celebrity managers W. W. Heisenbird, Jim Thorton, Forest Trump and more will all try and stop our Crusaders' money-making ways enabling them to leave for the next time zone.

But wait, there's more! We're also launching a brand new weekend buff. It's Wibbly Wobbly Wackiness here are Codename Entertainment and for the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

The Bush Whacker, Detective Kaine, the Dark Gryphon, Sal and Bat Billionaire will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there's a unique Wobbly chest featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • The Bush Whacker - +5% increase in Critical Click Chance.
  • Detective Kaine - Increase all gold found by 100%
  • Dark Gryphon - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.
  • Sal, the Merman - Increase the Base DPS for Sal +400%
  • The Bat Billionaire - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.



Weekend Wibbly Wobbly Buff!


April 22nd, 2016
New Campaign: Ready Player Two 

*bzzzt* What was that? *puff* Was that a puff of smoke emanating from the back of your PC? And what happened to Crusaders of the Lost Idols?!

It looks like your video card has experienced a malfunction and to get back to its DirectX 12 former glory, you'll need to battle your way through the history of gaming.

This brand new campaign is an epic journey through seven zones from the earliest ASCII-based games, and the golden years of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming all the way up to 4K, VR-infused modern era.

To complement the new campaign Jason, Sarah, Gryphon, Artaxes, and Pam get a limited time buff to enhance their powers and it's applied automatically!



As well as the automatic buff, you can purchase a unique Chest! Inside this special chest you'll find 2 pieces of gear, 1 of which is guaranteed to be Rare or better, for only those 5 Crusaders! Will you get a piece you're missing? Plus, you get 2 Trinkets and a Time Warp.

The special buff and sale will run until Monday, April 25th at Noon PDT!

Check out all the new objectives in the campaign below:













March 3rd, 2016
New Event! Hermit's Premature Party 

Hermit is way too excited for St. Patrick's Day. In his permanently inebriated state he has organized a 'knees-up' for himself and the fellow Crusaders in advance of the actual celebration of everything from the Emerald Isle.

Starting today and continuing until March 14, Hermit's premature party is a rolling booze-up of epic proportions taking place in a party house, street parade, obligatory Irish pub, and ending in Blurry Drunk Land. It's a real place; we've been there. Plus it's all happening just in time to recover before the real St. Patrick's Day a few days later.

Larry the Leprechaun



Parties are about meeting new people, and Hermit's shindig is no exception. Two new Crusaders are coming along for the ride and successfully completing their objectives will recruit them to your ranks.

Larry the Leprechaun loves gold. He has a big pot of it stashed somewhere, after all. His abilities include various ways to increase your gold generation. When he reaches Level 100, for instance, he'll increase all the gold found by a hearty 25%!

Kyle the Party Bro



The other newcomer is Kyle the Party-Bro. He's the kind of wingman you need at your side at any party. He combines his tremendous ability to consume alcohol with still being able to get his friends into a taxi and safely home at the end of the night. His technique of clearing the way of party-pooping monsters reaches it's peak at level 150 when he increases the DPS of all his fellow Crusaders by 20%.

New Objective Parade Route



Once you've recruited the two new Crusaders there are three additional objectives to play. Parade Route requires 500 idols and two floats take up four of your formation slots. Beer Before Liquor requires 1,000 idols and involves deadly pink elephants out to crush you in your stupor. The final new objective Four Leaf Clover restricts you to only four Crusaders (can you see what we did there?) at any one time and requires 1,500 idols to start.
February 26th, 2016
New Campaign: Mischief at Mugwarts  

We heard you like campaigns. Today we're launching the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, a permanent update to Crusaders for you to play and enjoy! It features six new epic objectives and a dustpan formation designed to challenge even the most veteran player. However, the reward is a total of 1,500 precious Red Rubies if you can complete them all!

Dustpan Formation



The new campaign takes the Crusaders back to school. A magical school, no less, where students are instructed in the ways of sorcery and participate in sports involving flying cleaning tools. It could just be us, but it does sound eerily familiar.

To support the new campaign Emo Werewolf, Khouri, the Witch Doctor, Fire Phoenix, Merci, the Wizard and Wendy the Witch if you have her, get a limited time buff to greatly enhance their power, applied automatically! Can their weekend power help you through a tough objective?



As well as the automatic buff, you can purchase a unique Chest! Inside this special chest you'll find 2 pieces of gear, 1 of which is guaranteed to be Rare or better, for only those 5 Crusaders! Will you get a piece you're missing? Plus, you get 2 Trinkets and a Time Warp.

As well, your first purchase of chests will award you the awesome Black Phoenix Death Mask Golden Epic, which boosts Khouri's Koffee Potion ability by 150%!

The special buff and sale will run until Monday February 29th at Noon PST!

Check out all the new objectives in the campaign below: