Art by u/giga-crampton. Original post here.
Hey everyone! Welcome to this week's blog with the NK team!
What's been going on this week?
Update 31.1 arrived for BTD6 this week! This fixed a handful of bugs, you can see the full update notes here.
Geracedo Race Results:
1st: exephur - 2 minutes and 9.4 seconds
2nd: Affter - 2 minutes and 9.7 seconds
3rd: MaksymHEX - 2 minutes and 11.71 seconds
4th: YtseJam - 2 minutes and 11.75 seconds
5th: sYnceTH3N - 2 minutes and 11.8 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Eco Friendly" Odyssey ending Tuesday.
"Scrappy dappy doOoOO" Race this weekend.
Vortex will be appearing on Adoras Temple this week, starting Saturday and ending Thursday.
- Battles 2 -
Ongoing Season 4.
Benjamin Holoben Showcase ending on Tuesday, with DJ Ben Rap Star Showcase starting.
- Bloons Pop -
Friday: Power Up Mania
Saturday: Black Bloon Popper
Sunday: White Bloon Popper
Great Pack, 3rd Canister and Vault of Monkey Money on sale.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Wattle Resorts this weekend. With a second tougher one on Indoor Pools starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB R3 Speed, MOAB Random 15 - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
2x Medallions with Bag of Medallions and Chest of Medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: No weapons, no trinkets and deflation.
More ghosts, Magic Man and no powers starting on Sunday.
Sai Adventure Pack, Dungeon Finn and Character Bundle 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
- BTD5 -
Ongoing preferred monkey, rotating every 3 hours.
Dart skin on sale.
Questions from the comments:
If the 3rd path Boomerang lives in Australia (based on his hat and demeanor), where do the other paths live?
They all claim to come from Monkstralia, but it’s quite hard to understand their thick accents.
If the Boss Bloons for whatever reason needed a "leader" of sorts, which of the 3 would it be?
Bloonarius for sure! At least for the time being…
How can the druid hold 8 thorns at once
Strip a long-stem rose the wrong way and you’ll feel just how many thorns you can get into your hand at once, and it’s way more than 8. In BTD6 fortunately, the Druids use their naturecraft to split one thorn into many!
Are churchill and striker related in any way, or are they just both military monkeys?
Just militarily. You can tell by Churchill’s complete lack of stache. No, that does not mean that Geraldo is related to Striker; that’s a logical fallacy.
How many new boss bloons are you guys planning to add?
Until we run out of cool ideas (spoiler alert: we never run out of cool ideas!)
Is the Glaive Dominus the one who writes the tower descriptions? Since the description uses "My Glaives," he's either in charge of just his description, or he writes all of them.
Excellent observation and question! He definitely wrote his own, but none of the others.
How does the bunnies from Geraldo’s shop merge?
Magic bunny power from when they used to get pulled out of a hat! We’re definitely answering it that way and not taking the bait.
Quincy action figure (or plush) in real life when? I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
We would love to do a Quincy plush one day! Or a multi-pose action figure!
Can the sharpening stone sharpen smudge catt's claws? "Get ready, sharpen your claws!"
Even though they are already razor-sharp, you know cats - they will claw up anything in Geraldo’s shop unless he closes it properly.
Can someone explain to the community that Geraldo's name is pronounced as her-al-do? Also, is Geraldo angry about the mispronunciation of his name?
He’s pretty used to it by now, and he also believes that the customer is always right! :D
What would happen if Psi got a headache?
They’d probably not want to play their drums…
What degree of personal attachment/relationship do you feel towards the BTD6 characters, having created them?
A lot of us have a huge amount of attachment to the game! Ideas come from everyone and a lot of people put the work in to make the ideas come to life. There are elements of design, art, animation, effects, code, VO, and balance of each Monkey Tower and Hero that so many people at Ninja Kiwi have contributed to across all of the Bloons games, it’s impossible not to be attached. There are plenty of what-would-the-monkeys-do conversations here.
How do black and white bloons contain bloons bigger than themselves?
Bloon physics is weird and surprising physics. Just look at Bloons Pop!
Have any hero's parents fought bloons and we saw it but we didn't know it was their parents?
We’re not sure about the heroes, but Dart Monkey definitely has ancestors going all the way back to BTD1. One of them might even have been Quincy, Father of Quincy.
does geraldo have action figurines of the other heroes
If he does, he’s refusing to sell them… for now
How long has the cave monkey been trapped in the ice?
I think it was around 12 updates :)
Give me a random response to this unhelpful comment that has nothing to do with a certain blue object in the Scrapyard.
How many Bloons does it take to change a lightbulb?
We don’t know, how many? We so want to know the punchline!
Could you give a big hug to a programmer that helped code Geraldo? I'm pretty sure they need one after seeing how complex he is.
I’ll make sure to send Pat!
is a monkey born into a role(example:boomerang,dart,ace) and if not can they change roles?
They can change their roles as they see fit!
How far away could Quincy hit a target from?
He hasn’t got that big of a range!
Is the next paragon now being developed?
Sure is! He’s hard at work in his workshop as we speak
We all know that Vortex retreats at skulls to make it easier, but does it choose to do that? Or is it some sort of limitation required by the laws of physics in the blooniverse?
From what Dr. Monkey tells us, it’s some sort of defence mechanism.
What does druid think of engineer and viceversa? I feel that they would be opposites
They don’t really socialize much but have a healthy respect for each others’ work!
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Ninja Kiwi Team