Art by u/Wildfireowo. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Bloons Of The Corn Race results:
1st: exephur - 1 minute and 7.30 seconds
2nd: RIZE - 1 minute and 7.33 seconds
3rd: skibimi - 1 minute and 7.60 seconds
4th: Player3345678 - 1 minute and 7.61 seconds
5th: ISAB - 1 minute and 7.65 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "One-derful" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Bubblewrap in the morning" race this weekend.
Bloonarius will be appearing on Karts N Darts starting Saturday and ending early Thursday.
- Bloons Pop -
Friday: Black Bloon Popper
Saturday: Level Smasher
Sunday: Bloon Popper
Vault, Canister and Greatbundle on sale
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Treasure Hunt this weekend. With a second tougher one on Hot tub starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB Club, MOAB - BFB, BFB Boosts only
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB Cards, BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB Club, MOAB R15 - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
2x Medallions with Chest and Bag of Medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Halloween Collection event has now started.
Ongoing Martian games: More Ghosts, More Camo and more zombies.
Deflation, no powers starting on Sunday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Character Bundle Pack and Max Adventure Pack on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with black box as rewards on Saturday and VS on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity
- SAS4 web -
On-going Furie Championship
Sale on Epic pack.
- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Sunday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Golden Bloon starting Friday.
White pops counting for the leaderboards. Buccaneer skin on sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
On-going gem master and Zaluss!!
Questions from the comments:
Which hero world win a rock paper scissors tournament? And while we're on the subject, play a game of eta with whoever's nearest and tell me who wins.
Striker, he’s really good at it somehow or maybe just lucky. We are currently all working from home so maybe next time!
What's the biggest and toughest non-bloon thing Sauda has managed to cut?
We’re too afraid to ask her!
Did Ezili never grow out her phase?
It’s not a phase, gosh.
Why do the Anti-Bloon and Legend of the Night turn the True Sun God vengeful in universe? Is the Vengeful True Sun God a separate entity?
It does appear to be a completely separate entity, yes.
Will the other monkey plushes be limited? Or just the dart monkey?
More than likely, they will also be limited as our partners, Makeship, only do limited time kickstarters! :)
What monkeys were cut out from the initial release of Bloons Pop?
Druid, tack and alchemist were some of the early casualties...
Do you take questions from blog only?
We take questions from both the Ninja Kiwi site and the NK Reddit! :)
Speaking of mint ice cream, is a potential ice hero hard to balance? Could see a hero that buffs ice monkeys. Probably also likes ice cream too.
Ah but there are so many flavours, we feel like this could be a rocky road to go down...
Soon or SoonTM ?
How are bloons and blimps inflated? Is it regular helium, something like bloontonium, or some other material?
Dr Monkey tells us it’s bloontonium, and that’s a highly dangerous substance only to be handled under high level lab conditions.
if you had the option to rebrand the bloons franchise into a brand new genre what would it be (no genres that appeared previously like puzzles and other stuff)
We reckon tower defense is pretty perfect, but wouldn’t say no to a FMS (first monkey shooter), team-based of course.
If Goku was in BTD, what tower class would he be?
Military or Magic! Simply because there’s not a Hair category.
Yes, No or Inconclusive?
It's well known you take community feedback when balancing towers, but do you ever take people's direct advice on how to buff towers, or at least some variation of that?
To some extent but we try to listen to a whole bunch of people rather than individuals as what may work for them may not work for the wider community!
Let’s change it up a bit. The answer is 2763 of something. What would the question be?
How many pieces of candy Pat ate last Halloween.
Is this update taking extra time because its going to end up incredibly polished and fix a lot of bugs from previous updates or is it because you are working on other things
Hopefully we’re fixing bugs but ALSO working on awesome new features that we hope you’ll love. And new features mean new bugs and unpredictable knock on effects that simply take time to smooth out and test over and over again. We are so appreciative of the high ratings players give us, so we try our best to keep that quality bar as high as possible.
What do you respond to people who say "Btd6 is pay to Win"
To be pedantic, they are correct, as it is a paid game, so you can’t play it and win without paying. After that, though, we test absolutely everything in the game to make sure that you can win every victory condition on every game mode without paying, and some of our hardest challenges do not even allow elements that could be purchased. We do respect the feedback as we want to understand why people think that might be the case, and we really appreciate the community helping us explain what we intend to be very fair, balanced, and enjoyably grindable gameplay.
why does the alchemist think its a good idea to buff a 0-0 dart monkey rather than a bloonjistu ninja
Part of the the alchemist philosophy is that you might find gold in unlikely places.
Why does Obyn use his beloved forest spirits to attack bloons until the spirits are gone? Are the spirits just tired and go to sleep after awhile or are they just gone? Also I love what you guys at ninja kiwi do and appreciate all the hard work, just don’t push yourselfs too hard:) (unless your as strong as Pat lol)
They just return to him, don’t worry! Nature’s spirits will never be diminished, he would say, only transformed. Thank you for your kind words - we do try to take our time so that we don’t push too hard and end up compromising quality. This update has been another big one, though!
Will BTDB2 have paragons? If yes will they be made/“leveled up” (paragon level)the same way or in a different?
Not at launch!
Are we going to be able to play previous boss events for Bloonarius and other bosses and still be able to claim the rewards (or atleast the boss badge)?
No, in the same way we aren’t bringing back any other old events. :)
How do you find voice actors for your games? Any upcoming opportunities?
We actually work with a voice talent agency for most of our voice acting work. You can find them here, and they do work with actors internationally:
Let me specify, does the ninja kiwi in the games(the animal kiwi not the company lol) have any enemies like a dodo bird or penguin?
They have a real grudge against “kiwis”, the fruit. It’s weird.
How do I leave suggestions for the game?
Best idea is to make a post on the BTD6 Reddit or send it through to support! :)
how do you feel about the dart monkey plush getting 100% funded in 2 hours
Super excited! Thank you to everyone who has ordered!
Does the supermonkey have 3 eyes? Because the goggles they use have 3 lenses.
Just two normal eyes like any other supermonkey, those 3 lenses are for detecting different things. And flair. Well, mostly flair.
Are Bloons a construct like a robot or a golem, or are they an organism like plants or animals?
We’re not too sure, though Dr Monkey of course has some theories.
Ezili has a cat skin so can she please have a dog skin as well?
She’s not really a dog person…
Which hero has the worst sense of humour and which hero tells the best jokes?
Adora, its so hard to make her laugh. Quincy tells a lot of puns but Striker has the best dad jokes!
what splintered the ship off the coast when it was so close to the shore?
Rocks. Never text while captaining is the lesson there.
can you guys update nk archive cuz some major features are missing like wheel of fate and user search?
These aren’t features that will be added to the Archive as it is just an archive for our old Flash games. :)
What is the canonical relationship between Etienne and Ben? Friends? Rivals? Long-lost brothers? Just coworkers?
I hear they worked helpdesk together many years ago, though both of them deny it.
Are you also going to do live streams of questions on YouTube?
We may again one day!
What does ezili think of lych?
She likes the aesthetic.
what's your(ninja kiwi's) plan for halloween?
Eat some candy, do some dress up and maybe decorate some cookies!
I've always wondered this: When you pop a bloon, you get money. Who exactly gives the money to you and why would someone pay you to pop a bloon?
Well you’ve done a good service for all monkey-kind, so you are rewarded appropriately.
Who was the monkey that raked the path in rake? The farmer monkey, somebody else, or will it stay a mystery?
A local monk-ey.
Since the reveal of the new boss, why would you guys go towards a new boss than remaking one out of the 3 bosses left?
We don’t want you guys to know EVERYTHING that is coming! Plus, new bosses are cool.
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn