25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Good morning!

Before we begin today, I hope you are safe wherever you are, and that you are in a position to take care of yourselves during this time of change.


For those of you who are joining us for the first time, I'm Erika, the Live Services Manager for Crusaders of the Lost Idols and Community Manager for Codename Entertainment, and I will do my best to answer your Crusaders questions. This Q&A is so you know where to find one of the team to chat Crusaders weekly.

I will be answering questions live for the first hour and then checking back throughout the week.


The previous Q&A: Number 214!

Community Activity!

Thank you for all the submissions in the catch up week! We'll be debuting the Khouri and Eiralon sheet later today!


  • There is currently a break in the Dungeons before starting Season 2. You can now choose when to claim all your outstanding rewards, now the season is over. You will have to claim all the rewards at once when you choose to claim them. You can hover the skull on the dialog to see the list of rewards you haven't claimed yet before you hit the Claim button.

  • The Tier 6 event season starts with Carnival of Sorrows is currently running and ends next Tuesday, October 13th, 2020.

  • The Tier 6 version of Emo's New Moon will release around Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

  • The recipes for the Carnival of Sorrows Crusaders will be available Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at Noon Pacific Time (UTC -7).

  • In case you missed it, we're doing Q&A streams for Crusaders on the CNE Games twitch channel now! The streams are at Thursdays at 10am Pacific Time (UTC-7).

  • We're currently working on getting Season 2 of the Dungeons and the attached new system ready.

  • We are partnering with Desert Bus again this year, and are working on a new Crusader to give to players who donate to their campaign while it's running in November.

  • Note: Start saving your rubies. They'll be useful for a new upcoming feature.

  • Monday, October 12th, 2020 is Canadian Thanksgiving and so the office will be closed. Next week's reddit Q&A will be cancelled due to this.

End of Life in Flash in Browsers

Crusaders will remain available to play through the version on Steam, and through a downloadable launcher on our Codename Games website (coming soon!)

You can currently link your accounts to those platforms, using the in-game Linked Account option. Generate the code in the game you want to keep and paste it into the game on Steam or CNEGames. The Linked Account option is available as soon as you complete the tutorial in the new version of the game.


Please put in a support ticket if you've found a bug with the game. How to submit support tickets: Click here for the instructions.


Have a treat! RIVO-ABAD-DONS-GATE awards 2 All Tier Carnival Jeweled chests: Expires Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 9:59 am Pacific Time (UTC-7).


Next Q&A: The next Crusaders Q&A will be on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 10am Pacific Time (UTC -7.)


Edit: Thank you for the questions during the live hour! I'll check back throughout the week up until Friday!

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25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by pm-me-your-catz

Thanks for the chests! Hope you are enjoying the fog.

You're welcome for the chests.

The fog these past few days has been rather impressive, that's for sure. Wasn't too bad this morning in town, but the mountains had their foggy halos.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Dennis_Bruce

Thank you.

You're welcome. :)

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by N00byDoobyDoo

Hey Erika

Any way to trick Kat into liking Rick and Morty, so she comes up with a crusader based on Rick for the Emo event, that has the ability to open sprint portals from 5 up to 50 boss areas? Example if you were on area 4010 it could have a 10% chance to “portal” you to 4060 after defeating the boss.[let’s assume those bosses weren’t going to drop bonus idols any way]

Hi N00byDoobyDoo,

Kat has plans for a really cool horror-themed Crusader for Emo's event, which means no Rick.

I'll add the "sprint portal" idea to the list of potential Crusader abilities on our suggestion list to consider.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by gragatrim

Thanks for the chests as always, how's the S2 of the dungeons coming along? Anything you can share? Any thoughts on an ETA?

You're welcome for the chests.

Progress is going, though I'm still torn about the pass rewards. The new system is looking cool.

No ETA to share yet, sorry.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Sylexy

Morning Erika, when are we getting another coloring sheet? I'm suffering withdrawl!

Good morning Sylexy,

This afternoon. Kat finished the one she was inking on stream. :D

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by gordond

Is it just me or is tier six (this new event) substantially harder than tier five was last year? Like... I swear I more or less coasted idle in the last year, objective after objective and every single tier 6 objective has been.... let's call it a struggle bus. like a choose the wrong crusader and fail the objective kind of struggle bus. Thanks in advance. :)

Hi gordond,

The Tier 6 events are harder than the Tier 5 events with the difficulty compression.

That's why they have the requirements of completing To Infinity and Beyond and Bullet Hell noted, since you'll need to be able to craft a formation with over 1e400 DPS to complete all 5 Tier 6 objectives.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Ultravod

Hello Erika!

This is an incredibly minor point, but it drives me nuts: The game tries to sort cursaders as they are best matched for missions, in the order of fewest to most enchantment points. For the "Training Montage" missions it ALWAYS puts Paul the Pilgrim first because he's a Tank, Support and Gold crusader. The problem is he's an Elf, and not a Human or Animal. The mission requires 3 crusaders and none of them can be an elf. Can you and an additional heuristic to sorting crusaders for missions to rule out ones that don't meet all of the qualifications?

Hi Ultravod,

You could send Paul, Shenna or Euodia, and then any other Animal Crusader on the mission for 100%. That would be why the game puts him there.

I'll add your vote to tweaking the mission list sorting on our suggestion list though.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Not_Pro

Hi Erika,

I was wondering about the giant gap in difficulty between the event objectives. The final T2 objective for Sasha's Schoolhouse was trivial for me at about 30k idols, whereas I had 50,000+ idols for Carnival's T2 5th and had to slog for about half an hour to get my first DPS crusader, and burnt a couple hundred silver chests to barely reach area 550 for the event. Will there be future rebalancing of event objectives to all be at about the same level for each tier across different events? I was very shocked by how difficult it was to get going given the relative ease of the Schoolhouse objectives.

Hi Not_Pro,

We aren't planning on revisiting the difficulty of old objectives at this time.

We do want there to be some challenging objectives in the game, and The Price of Admission was one of those.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by ltmcmullen

Don't have any questions but wanted to thank you for having these sessions.

You're quite welcome. It's fun to interact with the community.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by kaosduke

Hi Erika, I'm wondering if we can get the current stack count displayed on Bruno's MG in addition to the bonus. Since it is capped now, it would be nice to see at a glance how far it has to go to the cap. Not a huge deal, but more of a QoL thing. Thanks for the chests also!

Hi kaosduke,

That's a fair request. I'll check with Kevin on if we can get that added to the Marvelous Gold tooltip.

You're welcome for the chests. :)

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by dimitrius5naj

I forgot!

Is it possible to display the current number of stacks on the last formation ability of the Unicorn? I beg you!)

I'll check with Kevin. :)

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by genner13

Hi Erika, long time since I posted here last time. I return with a question that I asked many times before hoping for a better and concrete answer giving the timing. With the death of flash what happen with linux players, even a official linux to Steam, right now is in a way that is risky for us, even Steam tells us that, so it wouldn't be a way to diffirenciate if is a Steam problem in our way or is on CNE. Sorry for the repeat.

Hi genner13,

We won't be making a separate Linux version of Crusaders.

The CNE Games version will be a launcher for Windows or Mac.

The Steam one is Windows or Mac as well, with the Steam Play option for Linux players.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by dimitrius5naj

Erica, hello!

First about bugs. There is a problem with the Princess upgrades. She does not visually display bonuses from Hildr. Or don't work. Unclear.

Second. Are you familiar with the term "pity timer" associated with games? This is when the player does not roll, or tries to use the maximum involved bonus or resource. Sometimes this is harmful, because there is an opportunity to get a larger bonus, but the player feels sorry for the previous one (for which a lot of time or resources of the previous quality may have been spent). This situation occurs with green Speed ​​and Gold cards. They accumulate a huge amount (due to the huge number of silver chests), but it is very difficult to spend them. And if they were spent, then with the "unburned" bonus, it's a pity to close the campaign. I would like to ask you for some kind of solution to this issue. I only see two. Make a talent or something similar that will reduce the running time of these cards, instead of increasing their efficiency. Or make sure that the unused bonus of these particular cards is carried over to the next campaign.

Third. About the near future. Will the legendary multiplicative bonuses from the legendary items of some crusaders, which are calculated according to the formula bonus * item level, while the rest are calculated according to the formula bonus * 2 in power (item level - 1), will be then corrected. Why such variety? Isn't it easier to leave additive bonuses?

Fourth. Let me remind you of two old wishes. Well, they suddenly forgot. Visualization of the bonus from the talent "every last cent" on missions for gold. Lower game resolution (eg 0.65) for netbooks / tablets and other devices with a small screen.

Fifth. Thanks for the code!)

Hi dimitrius5naj,

1) Hildr works on Princess. My Princess has 30% DPS all for Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate. When I put my Hildr next to her, that becomes 75% DPS, so Mead Powered is buffing those upgrades.

2) The buff card buffs are meant to clear with resetting the world, so players have a reason to use their supply of cards, but I'll note down the request.

3) Depending on what the Legendary effect is doing, it will have a different leveling scheme.

4) I'll add your votes to both those requests and we'll see what happens.

5) You're welcome for the code.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by BladeGrip


I'm here just to say thanks for the recent ticket response. Take care of yourself and keep up the good work.

Hi BladeGrip,

You're welcome! Have a good week yourself. :)

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by psot_niCk

Hello Erika

When do You plan to start the 2nd season of dungeons?
Could this be before the recipes for Mogra are available?


Hi Maciek,

As soon as we feel ready for the second season and the new system's release, we'll release it.


25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Axed_

Hi Erika,

As always, thank you for your work in building a strong community around this game. It's always good to see a company that listens to and engages with their customers/fans.

I am a player who has played the game off and on about 3 years now. Over time I have missed quite a few of the events and as a result it can be quite difficult to unlock some of the new crusaders due to the event token costs. For example, I'm currently working my way through Tiers 1-6 of Carnival of Sorrows

My question is: How do you guys feel about players not having enough event tokens to complete all of the objectives in a single year? Would you consider adding an option for players to buy additional event tokens?

Thank you!

Hi Axed_,

Cheers! I'll pass along the praise to the team.

We only really expect a player to be able to do two or three tiers of an event, with the repeating of events, though some players are pretty gungho and power through all the tiers of an event.

We haven't discussed selling event tokens outright, but I'll bring it up with the team.

You do get event currency from using the Time Warps however, and the event Jeweled chests have guaranteed Time Warps as the 5th card, though that can be replaced with a Legendary Catalyst on occasion. Normal Jeweled chests are a bit more of a gamble on getting the Time Warps, but they are a way to build up a stash as well.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by dimitrius5naj

I'm very forgetful!)

A long time ago, I was attracted to your game by two codes on the DLC, distributed on one of the sites. Are you planning to resume this promotion, or give out a few more codes (in limited quantities, of course)?

We aren't planning on doing DLC giveaways like in the past, but I suppose we could do raffles for DLC or something else on the stream or our social media accounts.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by DoctorNovakaine

Hi, Erika. Thanks for the chests.

I have a request, it's certainly not something I could call high priority but it's something I've been meaning to ask after for a while. After you upgrade a piece of equipment to Epic rarity, you lose the ability to look at the crafts for that item. Which also means you lose the ability to look at the flavor text for them. Is there any way that a way to view those pieces could be implemented, like maybe a hover over the recipe dot or something? Again, small thing, but I enjoy looking at some of the descriptions, especially of the common and uncommon which often tend to be sillier.

Hi DoctorNovakaine,

You're welcome for the chests.

Yeah, it comes up every so often. It would be really cool I think to be able to see the old gear cards and the flavour text. It just hasn't been a high priority and we haven't agreed on how best to display it.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by dimitrius5naj

1) But I don't see this bonus when hovering over the Princess upgrade icons.

2) Thank you. It's just that I myself came across the fact that I used several extra cards in vain. I think it's not reasonable to contact support because of such a trifle, but it's still a pity to reboot the world when it has active buffs.

3) Well, if we compare the bonuses of legendary items from Oona and Hildr ...

4) This is probably a very long list ... And if not a secret - how big?

1) So you want it to tell you "buffed by Mead Powered"?

4) It's a big list.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Halaberd85


is there any chance that Carmen & Petunia's dwarf skin can be altered so that when it's equipped the "Work the Crowd" FA is based on Dwarves instead of Humans? in it's current state the skin effects actually make them worse as the ability doesn't change with them.

Hi Halaberd85,

Once we start giving out skins that change effects, we may revisit their skin and update that ability.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Xerxish


It would be great for gold missions to show high ep crusaders first. I'd like to save my low ep crusaders for ep missions and I'd like them not to show up first on gold missions. Perhaps there's an easy fix?


Hi Xerxish,

Changing the sort of the Crusaders by ascending or descending EP is something that is on our request list and I'll add your vote to the item.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by dimitrius5naj

And the last thing for today. I hope! :-)

Is there a chance that shooting crusaders will have a tag added to indicate this?

It's been requested that they have a tag, but it's not in our current plans.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by isawbones

Hi Erika,

I hope you are doing well in these wild times.

I know you can't give a date on Season 2 but I am curious, do you think this will happen in 2020, or is next year a more likely outcome?

I ask mostly because I am kind of out of content. I have epic/legendaries for all crusaders and FP gives such an insignificant amount of idols that I just do sprint runs for resources. I've done all the ruby challenges so I'll I can do is FP and events when they come around (unfortunately I finish them in like 2 days).

Hi isawbones,

We're doing well. I hope you are too.

Oh, it should definitely happen in 2020.

We are aware that some veterans are without content while the Dungeons are turned off, which is why season 2 and the new system are our main focus at the moment.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Axed_

Hello Erika,

Thank you for the response. I understand that Time Warps from Jeweled Chests are a good way to earn more Event Tokens though I suspect that many newer players don't realize this. Perhaps there is a way to communicate to players that this is the intended way to earn more event tokens?


It's called out in the "How do I get more Event Tokens?" section of the event FAQ already actually, but we can look into adding it more places.

25 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by XZlayeD

what was supposed to be a short break has started to become a very real reason not to continue playing, as there's not been more than a few hours of content worth playing for what is soon 3 weeks, and with no apparent end in sight I am really having a hard time finding a reason to open the game as it is. There's a difference between having not having new content to increase the incentive to play, but removing the dungeons, and then not having anything in its stead for what appears to be more than a month is straight up devastating.

That is a fair point.

We really do want the new game system and season 2 of the dungeons to debut together, which is why they've been our main focus.

I'll discuss with the team what the options are.

18 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Mr3k

Hello! I'm still new at this game and I don't know if this is where to post this. In the Carnival of Sorrows event I'm unable to start the Tier 6 objectives. I've met all the requirements but I can't start the mission to recruit the Ring Leader. Help!


If you've completed all the Tier 5 objectives for Carnival of Sorrows and completed To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed, then the other piece of the puzzle as to why you couldn't start the Recruit Mogra objective would be not enough event currency on hand at the time you tried to start it.

18 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Cotlathi

Out of sheer curiosity, how many official holidays does Canada have?!

We've only got the 10 stat holidays for BC province at this time.

17 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by Cotlathi

Is that with or without Christian holidays? Because in the Netherlands, we get three secular holidays, including New Years Day.

The 10 includes Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years.

17 days ago - /u/CNE_Erika - Direct link

Originally posted by PunkyKiss

I have to grumble a little and I'm sorry in advance for that. I understand the desire for more challenging objectives for the hardcore players, and I realize there is some difficulty in balancing difficulty. The frustration for me was hitting a wall about 20 levels short of getting Mogra, despite spending a crap ton on talents.

I have been playing since the very first event (filthy casual player) and for me the draw has always been getting new characters to play with. It was my assumption that the new skin was the "special" prize, hence it is at the end. So I cannot immediately understand why the recruitment mission had to be nightmare level hard. I don't care about not finishing the event, but by making the recruitment so hard you have taken away the reason I get excited for events, and by extension the main reason I even play the game. Please consider scaling back the difficulty a little just for recruitment missions, if your team hears this.

Hi PunkyKiss,

That's totally understandable.

The idea behind Tier 6 events being harder is that, if you're making it to Tier 6 events, then you've probably got in the billions of idols, legendary items and formation building skills to tackle it, especially if you've been able to clear the Infinity and Beyond objectives and Bullet Hell.

Or you can figure out tricks to clear it, like using Oona and Thoonoose to push the last few areas, like some players did, if you had them.