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January 20th
New Objectives & Ski Trip Weekend Buff  

Get your grinding shoes on, because this week's update adds sixteen new objectives via new tier 2 and tier 3 versions of all the Ready Player Two campaign objectives!

Whether you're dodging anvils, capturing Polkamans, or avoiding being backstabbed in the Video Game of Thrones, these new objectives are sure to challenge you! You'll need the Tier 2 or Tier 3 talent to play them, and many, many, many idols to defeat them. We've also added a new weekend buff event to help you get started. Good luck!

Here's a glimpse at some of the new objectives additions:

Glitch Out Tier 2


Formation slots are randomly glitched, disabling Crusaders in them to area 600.

Video Game of Thrones Tier 2


Every 10 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is betrayed and killed all the way to area 600.

Couch Co-op Tier 3


Beat area 700 while using only four Crusaders at a time while enemies have significantly more health.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 and 3 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, January 23 at Noon PST.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, the Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Ski Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for President Billy if you've unlocked him.)
January 13th
New Weekend Buff: Royals' Vacation 

The royal family is tired of sitting around decreeing things. Take them out of a fun vacation this weekend and finish up your most challenging event objectives!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 16th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party Ability +200%
  • The Princess - All Gold Find +200%
  • Thalia the Thunder King - Storm Rider Ability +200%
  • Val the Mermaid - All DPS +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Royal Vacation Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Val and Queen Siri if you've unlocked them.)
January 6th
New Weekend Buff: Road Trip! 

It's time for a fun romp down the freeway to see a big cow made out of butter. We've buffed the Crusaders with the best sense of direction to help you out this weekend.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 9th.

  • The Washed-Up Hermit - Craziness Ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! Ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Find +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Road Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Pilot Pam if you've unlocked her.)
January 5th
Princess' Pool Party 2017 

Now that all of the holiday festivities are behind us, it's time to look forward to the next fun event: it's time to book a vacation to escape the January blues.

Starting today and running through to January 17th at Noon PST, The Princess is heading abroad to host her annual pool party event. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Pilot Pam and Queen Siri to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid.

New Tier Two Crusader: Bernard the Bartender.

Bernard the Bartender shares the same slot as Detective Kaine. He includes some fun formation abilities such as Tips!. This ability has a base 20% chance that you'll receive 20% more gold from an enemy when it's killed. The chance can be increased with other upgrades and gear.

At level 400, Bernard unlocks Girl's Night where every female Crusader in the formation adds an additive 20% boost to the Tips! bonus gold.

New Tier Two Crusader: Princess Val the Mermaid.

Princess Val the Mermaid also packed some fun new abilities. At level 25, she unlocks Royal Blessing. With it, all adjacent Crusaders are healed by 20% per tick, split between the number of affected Crusaders. This is boosted by other upgrades as well. At level 400 her Animal Kingdom ability increases the global DPS by +50% if there are more animal Crusaders than human Crusaders in the formation.

After you've completed the first two new Tier Two objectives for Bernard and Val, there are three more objectives to keep you busy.

New Tier Two Objective: The Great Migration.

The Great Migration sees the Crusaders beset by migrating birds determined to bring your holiday plans crashing to the ground. These fowl foul instantly kill any Crusader they hit in a puff of blood and feathers all the way to area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Girl's Getaway.

Girl's Getaway! forces you to only select female Crusaders alongside Bernard because what kind of a holiday doesn't have alcohol, especially when there's a long way to go to area 450.

New Tier Two Objective: Don't Get Sunburnt.

The final new Tier Two objective is Don't Get Sunburnt. The hot objective sees the Crusaders DPS suffer in the sun's rays. The longer the Crusaders are in the formation earning XP, the less DPS they do, making reaching area 500 quite a challenge!

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Pool Party Silver and Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until January 17th at Noon PST to complete the event before it's time to fly home and spend another year only dreaming of sunny beaches and lazy pool days.
December 15th, 2016
The Nate Before Christmas 2016 

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to family, presents under the Christmas tree, turkey dinners, and giant twin swords to destroy unrelenting hordes of monsters.

Today we launch The Nate Before Christmas 2016 with both the original Crusaders for new players to unlock and two new Crusaders for advanced and veteran players.

As well as the repeat event and picking up RoboSanta and Frosty the Snowman if you don't already have them, players who get through the Tier One objectives will be able to tackle the more challenging Tier Two objectives. Their reward for beating them will be two new Crusaders to add to the team in the form of The Dark Elf Helper and Robo-Rudolph.


Note: Since the new 'You've Been Naughty' objective was just added this year, players who completed this event last year will need to do it before starting the Tier Two objectives, so be sure to save up 2,500 Tokens before resetting!

This new Tier One objective will see the Crusaders beset with coal monsters. These charcoal beasts reduce your gold find to zero for as long as they are on the screen and for an additional extra second after you kill them.

For the 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 Tier Two Crusader: The Dark Helper

Once unlocked you can tackle the five new objectives. The first of them is 'Recruit the Dark Helper.' The Dark Helper is an elf (natch) who temporarily knocks out the front two Crusaders. For 10 seconds they'll be put to sleep and reduce their DPS and disable all their formation abilities to 1 all the way to 300.

New Tier Two Crusader: Robo-Rudolph

'Recruit Robo-Rudolph' requires you escort the malfunctioning reindeer to area 300 where he will be serviced. Until you reach the workshop, he'll short circuit and debuff three random Crusaders to zero in the formation for up to 15 seconds.

New Tier Two Objective: Presents.

The 'Presents' objective is the equivalent of Christmas morning as you anxiously eye the wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree. Is that box a pair of socks or the brand new X-Station console? When you kill the present monsters, they'll randomly buff or debuff your Crusaders all the way to area 400. You won't know what the effect will be until you take the wrapping paper off.

New Tier Two Crusader: Let It Snow.

The penultimate new objective is 'Let It Snow.' Drifts of snowflakes will accumulate on random slots in the formation. The drifts will get larger and will reduce the DPS of the affected Crusaders by 1% up to a maximum of 100%. If you can dig yourself out in time and complete the area the debuff is reset to zero. You're going to need a snow shovel to make it to area 400.

New Tier Two Crusader: Robo-Christmas.

The final new objective is 'Robo-Christmas.' Only robot and Christmas-y Crusaders are available for selection to beat area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Christmas Silver and Jeweled 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.

Once you have enough tickets, you'll have until December 27th at Noon PST to complete the event before the holidays will be done for another year.
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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November 17th, 2016
Kaine's Dinner of Doom 2016 

Detective Kaine's mother is at it again in Kaine's Dinner of Doom 2016. Her amazing Thanksgiving recipes are just too tempting, and things have gone awry again.

Kaine's brilliant scientist mother decided to apply her vast scientific knowledge to her culinary skills but didn't stop to think if she should!

Now the Kaine mansion is awash with various foodstuffs intent on making the Crusaders choke on them. Or more to the point, choke the Crusaders to death.

You can read about the two Crusaders, Momma Kaine and Roboturkey and the original two companion objectives here.

If you've already beaten last year's event, we're also introducing two new Crusaders and three new, harder objectives this year. These are available once you've completed the Tier 1 objectives and unlocked the Tier 2 talent.

New Objective: Attack of the Turkeys


There's a new Tier 1 objective, Attack of the Turkeys, to beat first. The feathered fiends have had enough of Thanksgiving, and different types of turkeys attack your formation. Don't let the fact they all look the same fool you, they'll be pulling out all the dirty tricks to avoid ending up on the dinner table.

New Crusaders: Paul and Petra Pilgrim.


The first of the two Crusaders is Paul the Pilgrim. He's an elf (because the Pilgrims were elves, okay) who shares a lot with Jason, Master of Shadows. You're going to have escort him all the way to area 300 while he wipes out your Gold Find by 100%. However, for every monster you kill, the debuff will shrink by 1%.

Petra the Pilgrim is also an elf who also came over on the Mayflower and shares a slot with Merci. Again, you're going to have to beat area 300 while she hampers your monster killing by redirecting your DPS to the furthest monster.

New Objective: Feast or Famine.


The remaining three new objectives starts with Feast or Famine where your Gold Find and DPS oscillate between zero and buffed all the way to area 400.

The Blood Harvest objective reduces your DPS to zero (there's a theme here!) in every non-boss area while Blood Glob monsters swarm you to area 450, apparently anxious to get to Thanksgiving dinner. Killing a Blood Glob causes one of your Crusaders to recover their DPS again.

New Objective: Doubleheader.


The final new Tier 2 objective is Doubleheader. Football players assail your Crusaders with random types of attack. You'll just have to wait and see. Beat area 500 and put the ole pigskin in the end zone. Score.

Can you stop the killer food before it's too late? Or will the enhanced tryptophan slow you down?

You have until Tuesday November 29th at Noon PST to control the madness!
November 4th, 2016
New Objectives & Tiered-Up Trouble Buff 

The mischief continues! We've added new Tier 2 and Tier 3 objectives for the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign. Battle through beefed-up versions of Invisibility Cloak, Accio Monsters, The Final Battle, and Fantastic Beasts, with the help of a powerful weekend buff.

Here's a glimpse at some of the Tier 2 additions:

Invisibility Cloak Tier 2


Beat area 550 with the invisible monsters attacking you, and two teachers taking up formation slots!

Accio Monsters Tier 2


Beat 650 areas of rushing monsters eager to attack you while their buffed health keeps them alive longer.

Fantastic Beasts Tier 2


Survive the Fantastic Beasts while escorting the Wizard to area 750, this time with the addition of two familiars along for the hunt in your formation.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, November 7 at Noon PST.

  • Jim, the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +100%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Find +100%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Bubba, the Swimming Orc - Synchronized Swimming ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Tiered Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Bubba if you've unlocked him.)
October 21st, 2016
Emo's New Moon 2016 

Halloween is here! It always makes Emo reflective on the time he was in ghoul school. Relive his memories as he tells you the tale of what makes him emo, and tackle the 2016 edition of Emo's New Moon event!

Revisit the halls of his old school and the neighbourhood he used to call home, as you help to defeat the ghouls and haunts of his past. Don't be frightened; you're likely to survive.

Tier 1 Information

If it's your first time playing through our spooktacular Halloween event, or if you are finishing up Tier 1 to unlock the Tier 2, you get to tackle these objectives in order to move on. The requirements needed to start them are listed in the brackets.
  • Moonrise With Emo (100 Candies): Recruit Wendy the Witch while she debuffs adjacent Crusaders for each monster on the screen. Wendy swaps with Prince Sal, and once she's on your team, she gets DPS from having monsters on screen.



    Wendy the Witch

  • Bring Forth the Pumpkin (700 Candies): Recruit Jack O'Lantern by clearing area 100 while Jack occupies a spot and increases the damage Crusaders ahead of him take. Once he's on your team, he swaps with Natalie Dragon and gets power from tanking enemies.



    Jack O'Lantern

  • Power of the Wyrd Sister (1300 Candies, 500 Idols): Survive the onslaught of ghouls by clearing area 150 with double the enemies, double the quest item requirements and enemies dropping less gold and quest items.

  • Pumpkin Spice Tanke (1900 Candies, 1000 Idols): Reach area 200 with caffeine-powered monsters who are eager to reach you and do some damage.

  • All New! Trick or Treat (2500 Candies, 1500 Idols): Get to area 250 while special Trick and Treat monsters randomly spawn, giving you an awesome treat or a nasty trick on their demise.



    Trick or Treat?


    Note: Since the Trick or Treat 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 Candies before resetting to start the event!


Tier 2 Information

Once you've completed all of Tier 1 and have the Talent "Doing It Again" from the Talents shop, you are ready to get your fright on in the new objectives added for 2016!
  • The Scaredy-Ghoul (400 Candies): Recruit Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul to your roster by escorting him to area 300 while he occasionally gets spooked and reduces your DPS to 0.



    Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul


    Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul just wants to be left alone curled up in a corner with his blanket, but since you're nice enough to ask, he'll lend you his DPS power. When you swap out The Washed-Up Hermit for Henry, as long as no one is directly behind him, Henry's skill Spooked boosts his DPS by a whopping 250%.

  • Research and Development (700 Candies): Who doesn't need more robots to keep them company? Recruit the Fright-O-Tron 4000 by escorting her earlier prototypes to area 300.



    Fright-O-Tron 4000


    Swapping with the Fire Phoenix, the Fright-O-Tron 4000 can't help being scary: it's how she was made. But she'll be supportive of your Crusaders when you use her. Oogy-Boogy decreases the maximum health of the monsters, and Remote Detonation has an explosive surprise for those looking to do you harm.

  • G-g-g-ghost! (2500 Candies): Reach area 400 with killer ghosts approaching your formation. Oh, and the ghosts are invincible (real ghosts can't be touched after all.)



    G-g-g-ghost!!

  • Scared to Death (2500 Candies): It's your Crusaders turn to be scared by all the death they've caused. Reach area 450 with every monster death frightening a random Crusader. When a Crusader gets scared enough, they go catatonic!

  • Halloween Hoopla (2500 Candies): The Halloween Crusaders have decided to go out and party, to get to know each other better. They've invited Bush Whacker, Khouri, Merci and Nate along for the ride, so that they can be healed while tanking and take advantage of blowing up the world when they're done. Help this party of 8 reach area 500 on your final journey of the event.
Craving more candies? Don't forget that you can use Time Warps to acquire them!

Good luck on your journey filled with haunts and frights! The event will run until Wednesday November 2nd at Noon PDT!
October 14th, 2016
October Objectives! 

We don't need roads where we're going! Mostly because to enjoy this week's update you just need a computer or mobile phone. Nike Mag shoes are optional.

This week we launch four new challenging objectives for the Idols Through Time campaign.




New Objective: Echoes

In the objective Echoes you'll encounter randomly spawned malevolent versions of your Crusaders that can't be killed for 30 seconds but will still deal damage to you. If they're at the forefront of the enemy's attack, they'll soak up all your DPS until they disappear. You're going to want to clear all 600 areas as soon as possible to beat them.

New Objective: Hamstrung

The objective Hamstrung will only allow you to use Crusaders that don't have a DPS tag all the way to area 600. Time to find a new main dps'er!

New Objective: The Lost World

The Lost World objective sees you transported back to the Jurassic period and attacked by a cornucopia of dinosaurs. These beasts include ones that are invisible, tanky, super-fast, and others that will do ranged damage to your formation.

The final new objective is Atrophy where all Crusaders will take 1% damage per second until you can clear the area. Then you start all over again until you can beat area 700.

Plus, this weekend we're buffing some October-loving Crusaders from today until Monday, October 17 at Noon PDT.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS + 400%
  • The Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Natalie Dragon - Gold Find + 100%
  • Nate Dragon - Double Dragon + 200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Follow the Leader + 200%

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

Good luck Crusaders, you'll need it!
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