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May 26th, 2023
BW2: May 26th, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

More Store Items and Gen 4 Horses (May 26th, 2023)

- Three new horses to tame with Clint: Amber Champagne Horse, Bay Roan Horse, Buttermilk Buckskin Horse

- Horse armors to buy for the Amber Champagne Horse, Bay Roan Horse, and Buttermilk Buckskin Horse at Ye Cloud King's Cumulonimbus Menagerie Cloudland store

- Fixed the graphic for the Epic Summer Cape, Epic Autumn Cape, Epic Winter Cape not showing the back

- Better organized the order of the Tailer merchant's store items

- Increased the requirement for the "Flower Power" achievement from 20 to 22, to include the two new flowers add in this year's Spring Garden event

- Fixed the new Blue Rose and Pink Daffodil flowers being unable to be placed in pots for the Spring Garden event

- Added [!!!] icons for the Freshwater Crab and Flying Piranha quest spawns in the Cera Altepetl Boundary for Freshwater Crab Critter Capture and Piranha Critter Capture quests

- Can no longer start the Catching A Cactus quest line when working on a quest hub other than the Cenote Site in the Salt Desert

- Updated the graphic for and changed the name of the Sandstone Sundial to Stone Sundial ranch item

- Changed the name of the Sundial ranch item to Sandstone Sundial

- Added 6 new achievement tiers, 2 more for each of the Amicus wandering merchant achievements in the shopping achievement category. They are: Gilded Gold Purse, Mr. McDuck, So Many Shinies, Gem-my More!, Premo Purchases, Big Buck Buyer

- Added a whole whack of new store items to the following stores…

General Store:
- Fancy Fork
- Gilded Telescope
- Green Quiver
- Wing Shield

VIP Store:
- Arcane Scroll
- Gilded Fountain Pen
- Purple Battle Banner
- Red Star Banner
- Silver Wing Shield
- Blue Rune Blade
- Wand
- Golden Morning Star
- Platinum Fork
- Feather Parasol
- Star Wand Companion
- Flappy Book Companion

Flux Store:
- Drill Wand
- Status Screen

Alchemy Shop:
- Display Potions
- Purple Glass Cauldron
- Green Glass Cauldron
- Orange Glass Cauldron

- Stocked Display Case
- Green Star Banner
- Fountain Pen
- Golden Pickaxe
- Fabulous Feather Parasol
- Gold Fork

Amicus Island Token Store:
- Patchy Panther Plush
- Wolf Puppy Stuffy
- Potted Hibiscus Flowers
- Chalkboard
- Blue Barrel
- Big Donut
- Pink Umbrella

- Dancing Shoes
- Heavy Armor Stand
- Ratty Indigo Cape
- Plain White Tee

- Costume Makeup Kit

- Wall Clippers
- Spider Plant Vase
- Potted Shrub
- Potted Pine Bush
- Potted Pine
- Withered Flower Pot

Furniture Salesman:
- Star Banner Post
- Shovel
- Pitchfork
- Stable Gate
- Red Bucket
- Ladder
- Water Trough
- Timber Archway
- Neglected Display Case
- Inn Key Board

Pet Saleswoman:
- Hay Trough
- Hay Barrel
- Plant Barrel

- Catapult Model
- Chainsaw
- Steam Light

Pawn Stars:
- Magic Wand
- Fountain Pen
- Battle Axe
- Ancient Ice Sword
- Wood Bow
- Star-ish Wand
- Morning Star
- Fork
- Rusty Broadsword

Mad Hatter:
- Black Bear Hat

- Boom Gate
- Toll Booth

Burglary Boutique:
- Crystal Fireball
- Ruby Chunk
- Alien Flower
- Morphing Wall Butterfly
- Chocolate Razor Donut
- Large Loaded Display Case
- Wonder Wand
- Pixel Pickaxe
- Ultra Bopper
- Pitchfork Companion
- Ruby Gem Companion
- Tea Cup Companion
May 24th, 2023
Idle Champions: The Great Modron March 6 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A modron sighting is a rare occurrence outside Mechanus, the plane of true law.

At least, it's supposed to be a rare occurrence -- word has it that thousands of modrons have been seen on the march in the wilderness, and they are heading towards Waterdeep!

The Great Modron March 6 introduces Evandra, the Half-Elf Fighter from Deerstalker Picture's 1 for All, and brings back Gazrick Nomrad, a rogue modron separated from his fellow modrons, and Mehen, Dragonborn Fighter and adoptive father of Farideh and Havilar of Brimstone Angels. Players have until Monday, June 5th at 12PM Pacific to complete their The Great Modron March 6 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Evandra

Rough and tumble, and ready for action, Half-Elven Fighter Evandra brings the muscle. Evandra ran away from home when her father discovered that she had been training in strength and combat. He tried to force her into an arranged marriage with an elven nobleman, but Evandra rejected this on both principle and taste. She decided instead to become an adventurer, free from her father’s judgment.

Evandra is a Support, Tanking, and Gold Find Champion who's always willing to lend a hand as long as a fight is involved. She empowers all neutral champions, and brings the Awful Ones together, especially if the Witchlight Carnival is involved. Once unlocked, you can find this Half-Elf Fighter in Slot 5 opposite Calliope.

For more information on Evandra and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Six Variants

Fight First, Ask Questions Later: Help Evandra stop the Modron March from crushing Waterdeep! Evandra starts in the formation (Slot 1). She can't be moved or removed. Only Neutral Champions (on the good/evil axis) can deal damage.
  • Reach Area 75.

  • Half-Elf, Pink, and the Bard: Stop the Modron March and Mechanical Guards from crushing Waterdeep. Evandra starts in the formation (Slot 1). She can't be moved or removed. If you have them (and they're not already on another adventure) Antrius and Nixie start unlocked and in the formation (Slot 5 & 6 respectively). 1-2 Mechanical Guards spawn with every wave. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. Construct enemies move at +300% speed and deal +300% damage.
  • Reach Area 125.

  • That's What Friends Are For: Stop the Modron March from crushing Waterdeep with Evandra's favorite heroes! Evandra starts in the formation (Slot 1). She can't be moved or removed. You may only use Champions that are female, non-binary, fighters, rangers, barbarians, paladins, or have a total ability score of 78 or less.
  • Reach Area 175.

  • Much more detail and information can be found in the game! Enjoy!
    May 19th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Modron Emergence  
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Modrons have broken away from the Great Modron March and are spreading across the realms! Protect the Forgotten Realms and unlock exclusive rewards in the Thayan Enclave Shop during the Modron Emergence Event, which runs from May 24th at Noon Pacific until June 7th at noon Pacific!

    What is an Emergence Event?

    Emergence Events are limited-time events where specific monsters begin to appear in all Free Play adventures. These additional monsters (and any previous use of them) will drop Corrupted Gems during the Emergence Event.

    What are Corrupted Gems?

    Corrupted Gems are a new currency collected only during Emergence Events. You can spend them in the new Thayan Enclave gem shop.

    Season Pass
    A Corrupted Gem

    How do I collect Corrupted Gems?

    During Emergence Events, Corrupted Gems can be collected from the designated monsters, and by completing a daily quest visible in the Emergence Event dialog. Additionally, some variants can reward Corrupted Gems.

    How many Corrupted Gems can I collect through the Emergence Event?

    The number of Corrupted Gems available in each Emergence Event varies. For the current Emergence Event, you can collect 70,000 Corrupted Gems: 35,000 Corrupted Gems by defeating Modrons during the event, and an additional 35,000 by completing all 14 of the daily quests during the Emergence Event.

    The drop rate of Corrupted Gems is controlled at a rate of 1 Corrupted Gem every 30-40 seconds from the start to approximately 3 hours before the end of the event. A catch-up mechanic is built into the event, so if you have a bunch of Corrupted Gems you haven't collected yet, the designated enemies will drop more than 1 for each you destroy until you reach your threshold. Here are two scenarios as an example: 1. You've collected all the available Corrupted Gems from drops. You will see about one drop every 30-40 seconds or so, assuming you are regularly destroying the designated enemies. 2. You've collected 500 Corrupted Gems from drops, but a total of 3000 have been available since the event started. You will receive accelerated drops (more frequent drops and multiple drops per kill) until you have caught up to the maximum available number of drops.

    Where can I find Modrons?

    The designated enemies for the Emergence Event can be found by playing any Free Play adventures. They can also be found in the adventures and variants of the active event: The Great Modron March!

    What can I purchase with Corrupted Gems?

    The specific items will vary by Emergence, but include Golden Epic Equipment cards, Feat cards, Skins, Chests, and Marvelous Pigments!

    Thayan Enclave Screen
    Thayan Enclave

    What are Marvelous Pigments?

    Marvelous Pigments are specialized items you can use to upgrade certain equipment items. The Thayan Enclave is currently featuring the Marvelous Support Pigment, which can be used to upgrade any epic or better equipment items on a support Champion to provide a +200% Global Damage buff in addition to their normal effects!

    Season Pass
    Celeste Equipment with Support Pigment Applied

    What happens when the Emergence Event ends?

    When the Emergence Event ends, you will no longer be able to collect Corrupted Gems from the designated enemies and the daily quests. However, the Corrupted Gems available as variant rewards will remain available for anyone who has yet to complete them. Corrupted Gems that you have collected will remain in your inventory.

    When is the next Emergence Event?

    The next Emergence Event will begin on August 30th, 2023.

    May 18th, 2023
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Evandra 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Swords and metal can settle scores!"

    Evandra is always ready to charge into a fight for treasure, glory, or simply because she's feeling a bit bored. Because why waste time talking or throwing spells around when you’ve got a trusty sword?

    I. Evandra

      Rough and tumble, and ready for action, Half-Elven Fighter Evandra brings the muscle. Evandra ran away from home when her father discovered that she had been training in strength and combat. He tried to force her into an arranged marriage with an elven nobleman, but Evandra rejected this on both principle and taste. She decided instead to become an adventurer, free from her father’s judgment.

    Evandra is a Support, Tanking, and Gold Find Champion who's always willing to lend a hand as long as a fight is involved. She empowers all neutral champions, and brings the Awful Ones together, especially if the Witchlight Carnival is involved. Once unlocked, you can find this Half-Elf Fighter in Slot 5 opposite Calliope.

    II. Evandra's Stats

    Race: Half-Elf Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
    Age: 27
    Affiliation: Awful Ones Class: Fighter

    STR: 17 DEX: 12 CON: 16
    INT: 12 WIS: 9 CHA: 11

    Role: Support, Tanking, Gold Find

    Eligible for Patrons: Vajra

    Slot: 5 (Calliope)

    Dungeons & Dragons Evandra Marketing Gif

    III. Evandra's Design

    Evandra is the tank of the Awful Ones from 1 For All, leading the way into whatever dangers they might encounter. She increases the damage of all Neutral Champions on the good/evil axis with her Freedom's Fury, and buffs everyone's health as well as any healing effects they receive thanks to her Inspiring Fortitude. Fighting is hard work and deserves compensation, so she's always trying to Find the Secret Stash by increasing the formation's gold find.

    If Evandra is horribly wounded in battle, you’ll find that she’s Never Completely ‘Armless. If her health is ever brought to zero she will sacrifice her own arm in order to survive and get back into the battle with whatever weapon she can wield. Sometimes that's her Trusty Sword, but she'll make do with whatever arms are available. When she’s in big trouble, Evandra can use her Ultimate attack to “disarm” a nearby mechanical menace and strike her enemies with Improvised Arms. While wielding this automaton’s arm, Evandra increases her attack rate and greatly increases her damage.

    The damage bonus her Freedom's Fury provides is increased depending on what other Champions join her formation. Her Specializations let you choose between Powerful Allies, which raises the bonus for each female or nonbinary Champion in the formation, Fighting Force that increases it for each fighter, barbarian, ranger, or paladin, and Carnival Crew for each Champion with a total ability score of 78 or less. Since Evandra is such a huge fan of the Witchlight Carnival, she's eligible for all Wild Beyond the Witchlight adventures and variants no matter the restrictions. And she'll extend that ability to her fellow Awful Ones if the Carnival Crew Specialization is chosen.

    Evandra's strength and confidence are great additions to the formation, even as she charges into battle head-first and full of bravado!

    IV. Evandra's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Trusty Sword - Evandra moves up next to the closest enemy and swings her sword, dealing 1 hit to all nearby enemies.

    Passive Abilities

    • Evandra, the Magnificent - Evandra can be used in any Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign adventure or variant, even if she would not normally be available to be used due to variant or patron restrictions.

    Formation Abilities

    • Freedom's Fury - Evandra increases the damage of all Neutral Champions (on the Good/Evil axis) by 100%.
    • Find the Secret Stash - Increase the formation's gold find by 100%. Every time a Champion attacks but does not defeat an enemy, increase this bonus by 50%, stacking additively up to 120 times and applying multiplicatively. Bonus resets when an enemy is defeated.
    • Inspiring Fortitude - Evandra increases the health of all other Champions by 25% of her max health, and any healing effect on those Champions is increased by 25%.


    • Powerful Allies - Evandra increases the damage bonus of Freedom's Fury by +100% for each female or nonbinary Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively and applied multiplicatively.
    • Fighting Force - Evandra increases the damage bonus of Freedom's Fury by +125% for each fighter, barbarian, ranger, or paladin in the formation, stacking multiplicatively and applied multiplicatively.
    • Carnival Crew - Evandra increases the damage bonus of Freedom's Fury by +150% for each Champion with a total ability score of 78 or less in the formation, stacking multiplicatively. In addition, all Awful Ones Champions are available to be used if Wild Beyond the Witchlight is the current campaign, even if they do not currently qualify based on variant or patron restrictions.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Improvised Arms - A mechanical guard spawns on the right side and quickly moves to the middle of the enemy's side of the screen. Evandra moves up, attacks the guard, and instantly "disarms" it and defeats it. Then Evandra uses the guard's arm as a weapon for the next 15 seconds instead of her sword. For the duration, Evandra's attack deals an additional 3 seconds of BUD damage, her normal attack speed cooldown is faster by 2 seconds, and Freedom's Fury is increased by 100% for the duration.

    V. Evandra's Epic Equipment

    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Evandra Health
    Slot 3: Freedom's Fury
    Slot 4: Secret Stash
    Slot 5: Specializations
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    Evandra believes the best defense is a good offense. Are you enjoying watching her wield arms into battle? Tell us during out Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    May 17th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 9 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    This week's update continues The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign with two new adventures and adventure variants. It's time to return to the Feywild and explore the final Prismeer domain!

    We found and rescued Gleam’s sister, Glister, and learned about the League of Malevolence in the process. When we attempted to flee Motherhorn for the Palace of Heart’s Desire, we realized all three hags of the Hourglass Coven were present and tried to defeat them, which lead to a battle on a giant crane's back. We arrived at the Palace of Heart’s Desire and made our way through the gardens, and learned more of what the Hourglass Coven did to Zybilna. We also encountered Zargash, a cleric of Orcus from the League of Malevolence, before unlocking the palace itself.

    Keep in mind that you will need to have completed the previous two Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventures, The Bitter End and The Palace of Heart's Desire, in order to access these new Adventures.

    The Court of Storms

    Enter the Palace of Heart's Desire and finally unlock the secrets of Prismeer.
    • Variant: Coasting to the Finish - Enter the Palace of Heart's Desire with a solid plan.
      • You can't add, move, or remove Champions from the formation after having completed area 25.
      • You can no longer level up Champions after having completed area 750.
      • After area 750, game speed is multiplied by x3 (while still respecting the x10 cap if other speed abilities are active).
      • Complete area 1000

    Beware the Jabberwock

    The Jabberwock is ready for a brawl. Face them down before the hag coven descends!
    • Adventure Variant: Quick or Quack - The Jabberwock is ready for a brawl. Don't slow to a crawl!
      • Every second of real-time in an area reduces all Champion damage by 50%, stacking multiplicatively. Damage is reset to normal at the start of every area.
      • To mark each real-time second passing, a Fey Duck monster spawns. It drops no gold nor counts towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 1050
    All the details are available in the game! And we'd love to hear about your adventures in the Feywild! Leave messages on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    May 15th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Champions of Psychology Charity T-Shirt 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and the launch of season 8 of the award-winning informational, mental health stream Champions of Psychology, Codename Entertainment and Take This are offering limited edition t-shirts and hoodies. These sales will benefit Take This’ mental health mission to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.

    Check out the T-Shirt Here!

    For longtime viewers of Champions of Psychology, you’ve heard Mitra, Treavor, and Dr. B repeatedly say that their answers always depend on a lot of factors. Now you can commemorate their stubborn unwillingness to give simple answers with these limited edition t-shirts and hoodies featuring the Latin motto, “Semper dependent” (“It always depends”). This motto is printed under the Champions of Psychology logo on the left side of the chest.

    At no additional cost, with each separate order Codename Entertainment will offer fantastic in-game items from both of their games. Valued at over $20 USD, these in-game items include:
    - Idle Champions: The Great Modron March Event - 3 Gold Champion Chests each for Nordom, Mehen, and a new Champion to be revealed on May 18th!
    - Bush Whacker 2: The Balloon Kitty pet and 5 Take This Cookies (restore 100% energy each)

    For more information about this event and mental health in general, you can tune in every Tuesday for Champions of Psychology at 12PM Pacific on
    May 12th, 2023
    BW2: May 12th, 2023 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Spring Garden Event (May 12th, 2023)

    - Updated Spring Garden Event
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - Added 6 tiers of VIP event rewards
    - Added !!! icons to the rock and tree spawns for the bee quests
    - Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
    - Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
    - Added Blue Rose and Pink Daffodil growable garden decorations
    - Added new garden items: Stone Path, White Bench, Log Bench, Wood Bench, and Long Wire Fence
    - Added 3 more bee pets to choose from at the end of Joel’s bee helping quest chain: the Golden Tail Bee, Green Sweat Bee, and Purple Orchid Bee

    - Fixed gifting VIP memberships being unavailable after the 50% off deal in 2021

    - Moved Snow Block and Witch Hat ranch items from the Plants category to Misc Outdoor

    - Moved Sports Bed and Pet Bed ranch items from Plants category to Beds

    - Fixed the Pasture unlock quest chain being incorrectly unavailable for some players
    May 12th, 2023
    BW2: Spring Garden Event 2023! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Flowers In Bloom!

    The annual Grow-A-Thon has returned to the Commons! Whack the bushes and gather their bounty so that you can plant flowers and trees in the Event area to make yourself a gorgeous garden. Impress the judges every 20 hours to earn Spring tokens to buy this year's Custom Items. You need to impress the previous judge to get a rating from the next one.

    Plus, fill your magnificent garden with critters! There are 5 to get throughout the event, starting with the Squirrel today! You can send out requests for a free one.

    Many Quests!

    George has such a terrible green thumb, he'll be looking for you to help him out trying to grow a plant for the first (or fourth) time.

    Spring usually means spring cleaning, right? Freddy needs some help cleaning up his house. It's gotten a little bit spooky. Cleaning items can only be whacked in his house.

    Timmy wants to wake his turtle up from its hibernation after that long, cold winter. Aid him in finding things to tempt it back to consciousness.

    Have too many seeds? There are things you can spend them on:
    - 10 Fertilizer, once daily
    - The Spring Gift Bouquet, once daily (alternatively to buying for Spring Tokens)
    - Resetting the cooldown on the critic's judging of your garden

    For players level 400+, Farmer McDonald will reward you with Tier 2 Spring Fruit and Spring Vegetable seeds! These crops will yield energy and gold balanced for your higher level.

    Gorgeous Garden Contest

    Returning is the Gorgeous Garden contest, where each Bush Whacker submits a screenshot of their garden for all to judge! Check back next week for more details.

    New for 2023

    This year's update includes:

    - 6 tiers of VIP rewards!
    - new costume items in the store!
    - new ranch items in the store!
    - 3 new bee pets!
    - 2 new garden flowers!
    - 3 new garden decorations!
    - new pet packs!
    - new mount packs!
    - new 2023 holiday 100% reward!

    Holiday Rubber Duckies

    If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward: The Spring Rubber Ducky! Collect them all to fill out the holiday duck pond, released later this year!

    More Bees!

    Joel has three new species of bees for you to choose from after you complete his bee helping quests! They are the Golden Tail Bee, Green Sweat Bee, and Purple Orchid Bee.

    More Decorations!

    Two new growable decorations have been added: the Blue Rose and Pink Daffodil! Plant seeds for these in your garden boxes in the event area. These can also be bought permanently from Joel at the left of the event area.

    Nine new garden items can be bought for seeds:
    - Stone Path
    - White Bench
    - Log Bench
    - Wood Bench
    - Long Wire Fence


    -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT There are a total of TWENTY THREE possible achievements to earn in this year's Spring Garden event.

    Returning Achievements

    Flower Master- You've grown 1 of each common plant in the Spring Event!
    Beast Master- You've gotten every animal in the Spring Event.
    Spring Decorator- You've bought 3 of each planter and 1 Watering Can.
    Impressive- You impressed all of the Gardening Judges in the Spring Event.
    Most Impressive- You got the highest mark from the final Gardening Judge in the Spring Event!
    Five Days at Freddy's - Complete all of Freddy's Spring Daily Quests!
    Spring Botanist - You collected flowers for all the Spring Garden judges.
    Beekeeper - You completed the Spring Garden beehive quests.
    Bee Buddy - Help Joel make Bushwhackia a better place for the bees.
    Bug Collector - Help Satoshi expand his bug collection. Garden Critic - Vote 50 times in the Gorgeous Garden Photo contest.
    Onionling Sheperd - Round up all 100 Onionlings during the Spring Garden event.

    New Achievements

    Dewy Duds - You bought all the 2023 Spring Garden event items!*

    Retired Achievements

    We also have 10 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

    Blossom Buyer - You bought all the 2022 Spring Garden event items!
    Planter Purchases - You bought all the 2021 Spring Garden event items!
    Flowery Frills - You bought all the 2020 Spring Garden event items!
    Ripe Raiments - You bought all the 2019 Spring Garden event items!
    Garden Gatherer - You bought all the 2018 Spring Garden event items!
    Organic Acquisitions - You bought all the 2017 Spring Garden event items!
    Spring Token Trader - You bought all the 2016 Spring Garden event items!
    Garage Sale Connoisseur - Purchase all the 2015 Spring Event items!
    Spring Spender- Purchase all the 2014 Spring Event items!
    Fresh Year Round- Purchase all the 2013 Spring Event items!

    *The mini-golf piece is not required for the Dewy Duds achievement.

    A Growing Companion!

    Mount Packs

    To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from May 12th to 15th!

    The Verdant Felis mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

    The Floral Felis and Vengeful Felis are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

    Pet Packs

    Three new pets can be picked up May 19th to 22nd in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle! From left-to-right they are the Blooming Armadillo, Cattypillar, and White Bat!

    Post your green thumb adventures and questions on the forum!

    The event will run until Friday May 26th at 12 PM PDT!

    View the full Change Log

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How can I find the seeds?
      Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

    • How do I grow plants?
      There are the planters outside the garden to grow flowers in. If you click on them, you can see the plant store. Each plant has a different cost and grow time to get you your event progress points. You start with 4 free planters.

    • Is it good to buy extra planters for growing the plants?
      If you have the seeds to spare and prefer to plant long-growing plants, then yes, it's worth it.

    • How do I get the Decorator achievement?
      If you go into the gardening area, the store button ($) has a selection of garden decorating items, where you can find the planter styles and watering can. These items also cost seeds.

    • What are the possible seed combinations for Farmer MacDonald's quest?
      You can choose seeds that grow either Energy or Gold, and then choose between 20, 15, 4, and 3 hours of growth time.

    • Why do my custom seeds cost Gold to plant?
      You created the combination, which is unlocked until they expire. Just like normal plants, they cost Gold for planting. We don't award a flat number of seeds, because not all players have the same amount of farm plots. This way, you get to choose how many you end up growing. :)
    • Why don’t my custom seeds last longer?
      Because they're OP! Enjoy them while they last. :)

    • How do I please the judges?
      Just keep growing plants. As your event progress increases, you will impress the judges more and more. You DO NOT need to place them in your garden if you don't wish to. The plants still count for progress.

    • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the judges?
      No, judges do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

    • What adds to my event progress?
      Growing plants worth points and completing the side quests. To get the points from your plants, you don't even need to place them in your garden! Just grow them!

    • Do I have to do the achievements?
      No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

    • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
      Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

    May 11th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Server Maintenance & 2023 Roadmap 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will be brought offline on Monday, May 15 at 12 PM PDT to undergo scheduled maintenance. The expected maintenance period is between 5 and 7 hours. During this time players will be unable to log in to Idle Champions on all platforms.

    But we're not going to leave you hanging. While we are offline, we have a special surprise for Idle Champions players!

    Starting at 12 PM PDT over on we have a special episode of Mars On Monday featuring an interview with Chris Dupuis, Executive Producer of Idle Champions. Chris will be joining Mars to talk about the 2023 Idle Champions Roadmap -- if you want to know what's coming to Idle Champions, you won't want to miss this!

    Following Mars On Monday we'll have another special stream with Community Manager Shawn where you can come hang out and talk about all the new things coming to Idle Champions!

    Stay tuned for more info in the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    May 4th, 2023
    BW2: Pasture Update! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    A Peaceful Pasture

    Howdy there, Bush Whackers! Take a gander at an all new zone, the Pasture; complete with a Barn that will train your pets for you, earning them XP while you're off on your adventures! Not only that, you can decorate this zone much like your House, Golf Course, and Island.

    But hold your horses; You have to unlock it first!

    Unlocking the Pasture

    There are two phases to unlocking the pasture: the community phase, and the individual phase.

    Community Phase

    Before each of you can unlock your own Pasture zones, you'll first have to complete a community quest to save derelict barns across Bushwhackia at risk of condemnation by winning a legal battle in Commons Court!

    Let the barn battle begin!

    Unlocking Your Pasture

    The requirements to start unlocking your own pasture zone are the following:

    - Level 110+
    - Have owned 10 pets
    - Have owned 4 mounts
    - Progressed to the Deep Swamp or farther

    Once you meet these requirements, you'll be able to start a quest chain at Clint or the Town Crier that, once completed, will unlock your own Pasture.

    Note: If you skipped the Lower Evergreen Forest zone, you will eventually need to go back and complete it to finish the Pasture quest chain.

    Pasture Features

    Like your other zones, you can decorate your Pasture to your hearts content and your friends can come visit!

    What sets the Pasture apart from your other zones is the Barn!

    A Battered Barn

    Inside the Barn is room for several Training Pens which you can purchase. 2 pens can be bought for Gold and Gems, another 2 for Bush Bucks, and 2 more for Gold and Gems after you've upgraded your Barn.

    Training Pens

    Training Pens allow your Pets and Mounts to earn XP while you're away adventuring! This means, among other things, you can keep your high level pets and mounts equipped to optimize your bush whacking, while leveling other ones at the same time. This can help you raise Pets for to release at PAGAS for rarer DNA!

    CAUTION: Check in on your mounts regularly if you're raising them for certain bonuses. You'll want to feed them the desired Feed (alfalfa, beans, etc.) between levels.

    There are two kinds of Training Pens, ones for Pets and ones for Mounts.

    To use a Training Pen:

    1) Click on it to open up the Training Pen pop-up
    2) Set the occupant
    3) Add some Training Kibble.

    It's that easy! You'll need to top up a pen's feed at least every week or so. You'll receive a notification on the bottom right if a pen is occupied and out of feed.

    If you have enough Training Kibble in your inventory, clicking the "Fill" button will top up the Pen's stockpile to its maximum. Otherwise you'll see a "Buy" button that will take you to the "Ye Tutelage Paddock Supplier" to purchase more kibble.

    Training Kibble

    There are 2 kinds of Training Kibble you can purchase right from the Training Pen: Training Kibble for Gold and Nutritious Training Kibble for Bush Bucks. Nutritious Training Kibble yields DOUBLE the XP of Training Kibble. Nutritious Training Kibble is a more efficient use of your Bush Bucks compared to buying levels at Hank the Farmhand or Clint, but you have to wait for the results.

    The Training Pen popup will tell you the projected XP gains given the current amount of Kibble in the pen.

    Barn Embiggening

    Some time after having unlocked the Pasture you'll get the opportunity to upgrade the Barn! The requirements for upgrading the Barn are:

    - Level 320+
    - Have owned 50 pets
    - Have owned 20 mounts
    - Leveled 25+ pets to level 40 (released pets included)
    - Leveled 15+ mounts to level 40 (released mounts included)
    - Purchased 2 training pens
    - 10 Pasture expansions
    - At least a day since you unlocked the Pasture

    An expanded barn has room for 2 more Training Pens and has a fresh coat of paint to boot!

    Giddy Up!

    Post your comments and questions here on the forum!

    Change Log


    Can I place an expiring Pet or Mount into a Training Pen?
    You can! It will gain XP like a normal Pet/Mount. It will automatically be removed from the Training Pen when it expires.

    I cannot start the quests but meet all the requirements!
    If you're unable to start the Pasture unlock quests, check your active quests in your Quest Bar/Quest Dialog for any that might involve expanding your ranch house, buying the private island, or building the cottage. Any quest chain that at some point requires Jim's lumber quest cannot be done at the same time as another. This means if you've got the house expansion, private island, or cottage quest chains active you won't be able to start the Pasture quest chain.

    Will Pets and Mounts in Training Pens still get XP when I'm not logged in?
    Yes. Your Pets and Mounts in Training Pens will still get XP when you're logged off or not actively playing the game, so long as they have enough Training Kibble in their pen. When you next log in to the game, the Training Pens will still count time you didn't have the game open.