Hi everyone. Unfortunately I have no news for you. No updates to draw attention to. No new things on the horizon to announce. No hints to give about future updates. I have drawn a healthy selection of questions from the comments, but otherwise I haven't got a whole lot to say this week.
Questions from the Comments
Aaron, will you make your own Daily Challenge for Bloons TD 5?
I have already! I believe every DC after Green Eyed Monsters (that doesn't have a user name linked to it) was created from my own idea. I haven't gone back and looked at all of them to confirm, but that seems about right.
Are you planning to make other changes to Contested Territory in Bloons Monkey City?
Yes! The main thing we want to achieve is shorter rounds (without making it easier) but there will also be non-balance changes to improve CT. We think CT is in a good place at the moment to not require immediate attention.
Are you going to add the DDT to BTD5, or wait for BTD6?
It's very unlikely that the DDT will ever go into BTD5. Its appearance in a hypothetical BTD6 is also not guaranteed.
Is the SAS (Special Air Service) referring to the British regiment, the Australian regiment, the New Zealand unit or the Rhodesian Special Air Service?
Will there be Special Agent buildings in Bloons Monkey City?
There are no current plans to include Agents in BMC.
Any new ideas for an upcoming game?
I couldn't be sure, but I'd say the number of new game ideas is up in the hundreds. We're thinking about making games all day so we're bound to come up with some ideas.
Can there be a Mod Monday?
What's a Mod Monday?
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
That's actually quite a difficult question to answer. I've had to go and make a coffee so here we go.
My first thought is the power of flight. Lots of fun, handy for traveling (I'm assuming Dragon Ball Z kind of speed), a good solid power. However, being the only person in the world who can fly would get me a lot of attention - assuming I don't want to hide this cool power. Sure I could do a lot with that attention, but what about when I want to just hang out with friends? Seems like a lot of hassle. No, flight can't be the answer then.
Something less obvious perhaps. It would be great to see what games come out in a hundred years (and be in an appropriate state to play them) so how about super healing/cell regeneration a la Wolverine (or Keanu Reeves)? Seeing friends and family grow old while I didn't would be hard, and eventually I assume a shady corporation or government agency is going to discover my power and then kidnap me to do tests. Maybe not that either.
So what then? Something useful (for more than just stealing, so not invisibility), but not obvious unless I want it to be. I wouldn't want to travel in time, be able to read/control people's minds or see the future. Super strength doesn't seem relevant in today's society. There are a number of powers that would be alright, but not that useful: talk to animals (how much would they really have to say?), control the weather (I've handled not doing it this long), night vision (my phone has a torch built into it). That really only leaves things like super intelligence, or going with invulnerability or similar and keeping it a secret.
I'll have a think and answer next week.
Hey, Aaron. What's your lucky number?
I'm a fan of 12 and 22. Used to like 1 and 4 a lot too. Whether they're lucky or not, I have no idea.
How many people are on the NK team?
Somewhere around 27 here in Auckland and 23 people in Dundee.
Mac or PC? (assume we're talking about Mac vs. Windows?)
Depends. For desktop PCs I'll always build my own, so would be going with Windows (no plans to try Linux). I do like OS X though and was happy to have an iMac in the past. The build quality of laptops (in my admittedly low experience) is much better for Macs.
Are these multiple choice questions making you feel like you're taking a test whenever you make a blog post?
Thanks for reading the ramblings above. Have a good week and remember to
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