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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Explorer's League: The Epic Quest Begins!

Never more than one in a single map. Beware that the blue sparkle things aren’t always at the top or bottom of posts. Sometimes they’re in other places in a field.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Get me Out of Here!

I completed it just now, on my first attempt, in spite of making several mistakes at the beginning. I had read the suggestion about manually picking up quest items to avoid unnecessary delays, and that certainly helped. In fact, you really only need to do that near the end of each level, around the time that the last quest item drops. Before that is a good time to level up your crusaders (which I found quite distracting). The mistakes I made were near the beginning, when I was frantically unlocking and leveling new crusaders. I would manually click on the next level when I was able to, but sometimes I was distracted, which would have been ok except my auto-advance kept getting disabled. I finally realized it was happening when I manually advanced the level. Previously I had thought that only happened when going to an earlier level. Anyway, I was expecting to fail the challenge, but I ended up with over 3 minutes to spare, which was a relief. I did find it pretty tense, since you have to really focus on it for the entire 80 minutes. Doing it once was ok but I wouldn’t want to repeat it.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Explorer's League: The Epic Quest Begins!

Well, so far I’ve found 15 lockbox locations (including the 2 given by characters), so I’m still missing 5. I’m assuming there’s at most one location per map, and that there aren’t any in secret bonus areas or side quest areas. I didn’t find any in the desert areas, which makes me think I’m not looking in the right places for the blue sparkles in those areas…

Edit: Looks like I was right, I just found one in a desert map. The sparkles were in a tree stump.

Edit: Found all the locations and finished the quest.

 
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Topic: Tap Adventure / Bugs and issues in game

Ok, that’s it. I was up to level 120, I quit out, a short while later I started the game again and I was back to 117. This has happened multiple times. It is no longer possible for me to advance in this game due to these bugs. I’ve dropped my rating to 1 star and I’m permanently quitting this game. Folks, if you are similarly frustrated with the inexcusably bad coding here, BE SURE TO DROP YOUR RATING TO 1 STAR.

 
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Topic: Tap Adventure / Bugs and issues in game

I’ve noticed that the game sometimes doesn’t save progress when exited. I’ll upgrade my heroes, defeat a boss, idle for a bit, then close the game. When I connect again, I’m sometimes right back where I was, and with no accumulated gold. Please add a manual save button that forces it to save your progress, and confirms that it has done so. As it is now, it’s kind of unplayable and I’m on the verge of shelving this game as a result. The lack of accumulated gold is also highly offensive. I have sometimes been away for many hours, only to find I’ve earned nothing while gone. Please fix.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hallowe'en is Here!

Does anyone know how to get the Trick or Treat badge? It says to go trick-or-treating on or after Halloween, so I assumed an option to do so would appear at some point, but it hasn’t. I also tried wearing the Flash costume and then talking to various characters, but again, nothing.

Edit: Never mind, I was able to find a reference to it, and now I remember from last year. You need to hunt throughout the realm, looking for characters with candy.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hallowe'en is Here!

Originally posted by Bluji:
Originally posted by Valzor:

Has anyone earned the Halloween Completionist badge? I’ve purchased one or more of each decoration from the seller, and placed them in my haunted mansion, but I haven’t earned the badge. Perhaps it requires some of the special items that only become available later in the event? I just want to make sure I’m not bugged.

Yep, you need the friend request animals as well.

I have all of the ones that are available so far (without spending BB) – I guess I need the ones that haven’t become available yet.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Hallowe'en is Here!

Has anyone earned the Halloween Completionist badge? I’ve purchased one or more of each decoration from the seller, and placed them in my haunted mansion, but I haven’t earned the badge. Perhaps it requires some of the special items that only become available later in the event? I just want to make sure I’m not bugged.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Carnival of Sorrows Inaugural Event!

My biggest problem with this event is that I can’t start it yet. I’m nearing the end of an objective that I started before the event was announced, and I don’t want to abandon it, so I’m trying to finish it as fast as I can while the event clock continues to tick away. It would be nice if there were a way to work on the event objectives in parallel with the normal objectives. That way you could switch between the two, or at least put the normal objective on hold. Equipment would still be shared of course, but gold and levels would be independent. I think that would work a lot better. Otherwise we will continue to have players miss entire events simply because they don’t want to abandon their active objective.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by alyniana:
Originally posted by Valzor:

The last 4 or 5 eggs I’ve found have all been polar bear eggs. This doesn’t seem right. If there are, say, 30 possible eggs one can find, then the odds of getting the same egg 4 times in a row are 1 in 27,000. Unless this is some weird summer event feature, I’d say I’m bugged. Please explain and/or fix. I don’t need any more polar bears.

Polar bears are a Common rarity egg and so you can get a lot of them. Just keep turning them down for gold or xp.

I was able to somehow temporarily break out of this bug, and hatch some non-polar-bear eggs, but now the bug appears to be back. The last 3 or 4 eggs I’ve tried to hatch were polar beat eggs (which I’ve finally started to turn in for exp rather than hatch). The fact that they’re common eggs does not explain this extreme pattern. I suspect that the bug is due to a bad interaction with the time turner and/or the timey wimey watch. Unfortunately, I think I will need to actually hatch yet another polar bear, without using those trinkets, to break out of the bug. Just turning in the eggs for experience doesn’t seem to break the pattern. I guess I should open a ticket at this point.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Jr. Bush Whacker Event 2015

My suggestion would be to add a progress bar, as the other events have, showing what percentage of tutors you have so far. That would make it a lot easier to judge whether you want to wait longer, spend bush bucks to fill (which is one of the options), or just ignore it and start doing turn-ins before filling the tutors.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Jr. Bush Whacker Event 2015

Originally posted by Kin2Naruto:

seems to be missing the “how many tutors you have” indicator on the kids. (the “how many swords you got” part is a nice touch)

I noticed this as well. At first I thought I wasn’t getting any tutors, but eventually it stopped letting me invite players, which I’m taking to mean that I’m at 100% tutors. But there should be some way to see this so you don’t have to guess.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Inviting friends to help with the Jr. Bush Whacker turn-in seems to be broken: The amount of assistance seems to be stuck at zero. Update: I think the problem is that it simply isn’t showing how many tutors (assistants) you have. At this point it’s no longer letting my invite any, so I’m guessing I’m at 100%, but there should be some way to see it so you don’t have to guess.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

Originally posted by alyniana:

@ Valzor: This is a put in a ticket using the “Help and Support” link, as instructed by the first post of this topic. We need the link to your account to properly check and compensate you.

Thanks alyniana. I submitted a support ticket as you suggested.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

It sounds like several of us were victims of the same design flaw: If the server doesn’t respond while in the process of receiving/claiming/opening a chest, the chest and its contents are permanently lost. It happened to me before the chest was claimed, and to others after they had opened the chest but before they had flipped the cards it contained. A proper design would not be subject to such problems. If a connection is lost, the game needs to resume exactly where it left off, without robbing people. It really isn’t that difficult. In the meantime, I’m still waiting to be compensated the chest I was denied.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

A short while ago I beat level 85 on the first diamond formation. After beating it, it said “looking for loot”, then failed to connect to the server (the server was up and down like a yo-yo during this time). I had no choice but to close the window and try again later. I assumed I would either have to re-do the boss fight, or else I would have the chest I’d earned in my inventory. Unfortunately, neither was the case: The boss fight was completed, but I had been robbed of the chest I’d earned. The server should have detected the disconnect and awarded the chest when I reconnected. In any case, I am owed 1 normal chest. Please deliver one normal chest to me, and hopefully this bug can be fixed so that server disconnects don’t rob players. I will not play this game again until I receive it. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

The last 4 or 5 eggs I’ve found have all been polar bear eggs. This doesn’t seem right. If there are, say, 30 possible eggs one can find, then the odds of getting the same egg 4 times in a row are 1 in 27,000. Unless this is some weird summer event feature, I’d say I’m bugged. Please explain and/or fix. I don’t need any more polar bears.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

The multiplayer server appears to be down, and the tiki mask quest on Amicus Isle is broken (none of them are clickable), possibly due to the server being down.

Update: The problem has been corrected, and the the tiki quest is working again as well (as are, presumably, other affected island quests).

 
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Topic: Project Restoration / Friends Forum!!! ADD HERE

Me too!

 
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Topic: Project Restoration / Bugs and Unofficial Tech Support

How can I send a warehouse item to someone? Not a free gift, but an item from my warehouse. I know it’s possible if someone requests it, or if it’s on someone’s wish list and you’re on each other’s friend list. But what if you’re not on their friend list? Or the item isn’t on their wish list? Is it possible to send it? If so, how? If not, it would be nice to see this capability added.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by GreenDay16:

I lost my Summer carnival ribbon. Trying to place it on the wall of my house, it placed itself on the ground behind my house. I then decided to move it to a few different places around my house to see where it looked the best, pushed cancel, and it disappeared. It is not in my inventory and I can’t find it anywhere on my property. It may be behind my house, but I can’t see. I think you should add a feature to make the walls invisible while placing items.

If it’s behind your house (which seems likely), one thing you can do is go into build mode, and select the “pick up item” mode (the arrow pointing into the box), then try clicking around where you think it might be. Even if you can’t see it, it might pick it up (you can check for it in your inventory).

It would certainly be nice if someone from CE would read these posts and fix this egregious bug (and in the future, it would be nice if they tested items before throwing them into the game – obvious problems like this should be effortlessly caught well before they appear in the game).

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

Originally posted by DocHoneydew:

Summer Carnival Ribbon thinks it’s a ground item, not wall item.

I noticed this as well. It can be placed on the ground outside, but not on the wall where it belongs. Please fix.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / arena problems

I have also been having trouble with the arena. At first, my opponents were all significantly weaker than me. That wasn’t a problem for me of course. But at some point 2 things happened: (1) my opponents became stronger than me, making it almost impossible for me to win a match, and (2) even just finding a match has become almost impossible. I check the arena multiple times a day, try to get a 1-on-1 quick match, click go, then I wait for 5-10 minutes, then I give up. The same goes for 2-on-2 matches. Given that matches are an important part of the game, there should be some way for players to get a match without having to wait more than a minute or two. One possibility would be to automate the fights, using the other player’s deck. I realize that isn’t true pvp, but it’s better than nothing, which it essentially what we have now.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

I still have my mother’s day quest items as well. I wasn’t quite able to finish it – I had 11 out of 20 champagne bottles when it ended. Time seemed very tight for this quest – I don’t think it was balanced very well for the amount of time given.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

In response to several questions, the mount guy in Commons talks about how “versitile” they are. It should be “versatile”.