News 20 Jul 2018

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to the Ninja Kiwi blog for 20th July, 2018! 

What's been going on this week?

Everything has calmed down enough for a few of us to be able to take some hard-earned leave. I just want to point out that every single person here has been pouring their hearts and souls into their work and it makes me proud to stand amongst them.
Two Bloons TD 6 teasers were released. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can find them through our social channels. The ever so close Bloons TD 6 content update is having a few things polished. The time is Soon™ my friends.
SAS 4 web Flash 30 is still on hold as most players have already figured out a way to play in-spite of Flash 30 making things difficult. 
BAT TD soft launch is gaining traction. We'll most likely continue in the soft launch phase for another month or two so we can squash as many bugs as possible and optimize it fully. 

This weeks focus:

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, double gold, Blackguard and Kensai skins on sale.
Ongoing Demonic Island campaign.

- BTD Battles -
BFB on Friday, MOAB, MOAB club and MOAB card club on Saturday, BFB with no bonus, BFB club and BFB cards on Sunday.
Medallions and Farm skins on sale.

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Furie championship.
Sales on epic pack and 1st premium gun set: Planet Stormer, WPX Incinerator and HIKS A10

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday, VS on Sunday with black box as reward.
Sales on nantos, epic pack and 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity

- BMC web and mobile - 
Daily monkey teams with knowledge packs as rewards on Saturday. Monkey knowledge packs on sale.

- BTD5 -
Bloonvasion and ongoing totem event. Black pops counting for the leaderboards.
Monkey money and farm skins on sale.

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments:

Any hint at when the SAS update is gonna drop?
Until further notice, SAS 4 flash 30 fix has been put on hold.  

Hmm, do you guys know where the Aaron hero is going to be placed? BTD6? Or is it BTD Adventure Time?
The Aaron hero was just a tribute to the greatest CM in the world. Unfortunately, it won't actually make it into any of the games.

Nicely written blag Tarn, look forward to reading them every week as i did when Aaron wrote them. Now that BATTD and btd6 are released, SAS5 when?
There's still a lot we would like to do for BTD 6 and BAT TD has only been released as a soft launch. There is still plenty of work to be done before our attention will shift towards another big title. 

My friends name is Aaron and he also looks like God. Coincidence?
Aaron is just another word for: Mortal gifted with the godly looks of Gods. So no, it's not a coincidence :)

Is Tarn your real name?
Tarn is one of my real names, yes. 

So, how does it feel to post blogs, Tarny? ;p Now to the real Q: Will there ever be a "BTD All-Star" challenge in BTD6? :v
Feels awesome! I'd be keen for an All-Star challenge, although we'd have to make all the maps doable first :P

so after the BTD6 on Phones is basically. completed. will you have a release date for steam?
At best there will be a ballpark figure.

Will we ever be able to format comments here?
I definitely think that there needs to be a format friendly way to post competition answers in the future. 

Last weeks competition winners:

They were all really really good. Shout out to the runner-ups:
Aaron the Pirate King submitted by angelo-sky
The AARON and nobody else submitted by Kopatcheka
Aaron the frog submitted by jstt22

But this weeks winner goes to PBStormForce with their Aaron the Community Manager entry:

Aaron the Community Manager
Managers the community. Duh...

Level 3: Grants all monkey's increased pierce, popping power and range for a short duration
Level 10: Moves the strongest bloon (Max Zomg) into the hacker pool, dealing 50% damage and then returning it to the start
Level 20: Aaron ascends into his true form, unleashing his wrath upon the bloons. Destroys all bloons instantly, deals massive damage to moabs, and lets out a battle cry, massively increasing the attack speed of all towers in his radius for a short duration

I'll be adding the Aaronling badge to the forum accounts of everyone who made a submission as I truly did enjoy them all!

There won't be a competition this week folks. However, as usual, ask some questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
Thanks to everyone that takes the time to read this blog. Stay awesome and happy popping!