September 23rd, 2016
The Big Update: The 11th Objectives! 

We're pleased to announce our biggest update yet to Crusaders of the Lost Idols. Six new Crusaders are available to unlock from six brand new objectives in the existing campaigns.

Each of the six campaigns now feature a new eleventh objective that's going to require your very best strategies to beat.

Six New Crusaders!

You'll need to have completed all ten previous objectives (at Tier One) before you can tackle the new eleventh objectives for each campaign. For example, you can't start Descent into Darkness' eleventh objective until World's Wake's eleventh objective has been beaten.

The Exterminator


The Shadow Queen



Greyskull the Pirate



Gloria, the Good Witch



Ilsa, the Insane Wizard


Eiralon, the Blood Mage



As soon as you've unlocked the new Crusaders, you can start collecting gear for them too when you open chests. If you haven't unlocked the new Crusaders already, don't worry, gear drops will only be for the Crusaders you have available on your roster.

We're not going to spoil the surprise by telling you about their traits and formation abilities. We'll leave you to find that out for yourself. To get started, open up the Objectives menu and select 'Gray Goo' in the World's Wake campaign after you've completed all the other objectives.

To celebrate the launch of the 11th Objectives, five Crusaders will also get an Autumn's Upon Us weekend buff!

From today until Monday, September 26 at Noon PDT, Jim, Jason, Dark Gryphon, Sal and Draco all get a limited time buff applied automatically.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party Ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - Gold Find +100%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +100%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Serpent King Draco - Kingdom'sss Call Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Autumnal Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Serpent King Draco if you've unlocked him.)

The new objectives and Crusaders are all available from today. Good luck, Crusaders!
September 16th, 2016
Share Your Bush Whacking Knowledge 2016 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Teach Me How to Whack!

It's time to put your knowledge of whacking bushes to good use as you help educate the next generation! Take a trip to the Event Area of the Commons and get helping!

Help three aspiring young ones learn how to whack bushes, mana whack, and power whack! Bring the Jr. Whackers some Cardboard Swords to use, found in bushes throughout the world, and they'll share the spoils of their training with you. As you help them, they gain experience, "leveling up" and will award more items with each turn-in. Each of the determined young padawans will have a daily quest to power up the spoils from their next turn-in.

One Jr. Whacker appears to have suffered a head injury, since they are idolizing Nate. Talk to them and see what's going on.

What's a funner thing to earn than your Baking badge? Nothing of course! Help one Jr. Whacker get theirs later on in the event.

New for 2016
We've added 9 new quests where you get to help a Jr. Whacker earn their Camping badge. Stayed tuned for unlocks throughout the event.

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are an incredible SEVENTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Jr. Bush Whacker 2016 event:

Achievements Returning for 2016:
  • Working Harder - You've helped a Jr. Bush Whacker level up.
  • Power to the People - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker power up.
    • Working Better - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 5.
    • Working Faster - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 10.
    • Working Stronger - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 15.
  • Honorary Jr. Whacker - You completed all 8 enthusiastic Jr. Whacker quests!
  • Won a 'Diamond!' - You got a cardboard diamond. Isn't that awesome? No?
  • Fashion Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Fashion badge.
  • Capitalism Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Capitalism badge. (Cookie selling quest-line)
  • Cooking Badge - You helped Jaidee earn her Cooking Badge.

Added/Changed for 2016:
  • Jr. Patron - Buy all the 2016 Jr. Bush Whacker items. *
  • Camping Badge - Help Keisha set up a demo campsite to help other Jr. Whackers get their Camping badges!

We have 5 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Putting on the Uniform - You got all the player items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
  • Junior Decorating Award - You got all the house items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
  • Jr. Merchandiser - You bought all 11 items from the 2013 Jr. BW Event!
  • Supporting the Cause - Buy all the 2014 Jr. BW Event items.
  • Jr. Shopaholic - Buy all the 2015 Jr. Bush Whacker custom items.

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

Pet Packs

New 2016 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



Previous Year Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)



Badger - Increases your odds to win Mana by up to 30%.
Jr. Bush Whacker Doll - Adds an up to 30% chance that Nothing wins will change to Energy.
Ninja Bunny - Increases your odds to win Gems by up to 30%.



Toy Crocodile - 20% chance to double non-multiplied Mana wins.
Cardboard Kitty - Turns up to 25% of your wins to Mana.
Guinea Pig - Increases your odds to win Mana by up to 25%.
Jason Beaver - Increases Puzzle Odds by 15% at max level.

Share your mentoring success on the forums!

The event will run until Friday, September 30th at Noon PDT!
September 2nd, 2016
Discover the Beauty in the Spine of the World 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Sanctuary Village has been kind to you, but it's time to continue on with your adventure. (Don't worry, you can always visit your love.) Pack up your pet and mount and get ready to brave the spiny, treacherous mountains that mark the edge of the world! Do you have the gusto to survive the snowy cliffs?

Introducing the Spine of the World!

This content update includes:
  • Five brand-new icy areas to explore!
  • Level cap increase to 370!
  • New Trinkets!
  • And tons of other fun stuff to discover!
Plus, if you donated $25 or to Justin's Extra Life campaign back in November 2015, you can have fun finding your in-game NPC! Thank you again to everyone who contributed to this awesome cause! And stay tuned for more information about our 2016 Extra Life donation drive.

Talk about your explorations on the forums!
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.