Art by u/Aviivix. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Update 26.1 for BTD6 has arrived this week for iOS, Android and Steam! You can see the update notes here.
Corn-gratulations Race results:
1st: skibimi - 2 minutes and 7 seconds
2nd: YtseJam - 2 minutes and 8.36 seconds
3rd: Violet - 2 minutes and 8.56 seconds
4th: GdZachLol - 2 minutes and 8.90 seconds
5th: RandyZ524 - 2 minutes and 9 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Air and Sea ~By JrMonkey15184" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Who wants to be a millionaire?" Race this weekend.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing this weekend. With a second tougher one starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Cards
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Cards - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Cards, MOAB R3 Speed- BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with bag of medallions and chest of medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Collection event starting Friday, ending in a month.
Ongoing Martian games: Clones and more camo.
Shuffle, more camo and no allies starting on Saturday.
Sai Adventure Pack, Dungeon Finn Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, LMS on Saturday and Apoc with black box as rewards on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 10th premium gun set: T189, CM Starfury and Banshee.
- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black items as rewards on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack.
- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Preferred Monkey starting Friday and rotating every 3 hours.
BFB counting for the leaderboards. Sniper skin on sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Skilled Adept.
Questions from the comments:
will t5 descriptions be more..... decriptive in btdb2? players might want to know what their buying before buying it.
This is a BIG answer.
Is Battles 2 going to get a subtitle?
Like, Bloons TD Battles 2: The Return of Doctor Evil? No, no it’s not.
You mentioned before that a season structure will be in BTDB2 which makes me wonder how will seasons work, how long will they be, and what will make each season stand out from the prior?
Seasons will be under our control but a main consideration is giving players enough time to get used to any meta changes and still compete at the top of the leaderboards. We’re testing with six weeks but we’ll be tuning that timeframe.
What was BishBashBosh thinking when they placed their tack shooters?
“I wonder if anyone will notice that I placed this tack shooter here?”
Has there been talks of hero’s training there pets to help fight the bloons? I wonder what they would do
Firefox would burn them all up and then Roomba would vacuum the ashes away
What's down at Ninja Kiwi?
The ‘hood team, watchin’ television got me chasin’ dreams
Hey Ninja Kiwi, what's it gonna take to get Patrick Star as the third skin for Fusty? Maybe we could even get Bill F. on board?
Plenty of other heroes waiting for more (less legally endangering) skins.
Wait. There's a monkey inside every machine tower?
We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of said inner-monkeys. Certainly vis-a-vis any labor concerns you may have can be taken up with the appropriate union.
how come an army of lead to gold alchemists can't make a solid gold DDT which sells for 5000
When did Tim Haywood start making the music?
Long before the Bloons invaded that is for sure!
Do the bloons floating in the sky in the game's intro get popped by darts shot by the monkey ace, or for another reason?
I feel a conspiracy theory coming on…
What are your thoughts on adding clans to Bloons TD 6?
We love multiplayer and team play, so we’re definitely thinking about how to pull especially skill based player performance together and connect that with friends or clans play to give competitive players something to push for. We need to get an improved friends feature in first, and some other super granular skill-based elements in the game besides races. So we’re keen, but this is many (many) updates away.
How come the art for the crossbow dart monkey shows darts at their hip, yet they fires arrows, and their crossbow is loaded with an arrow in the art?
Because art is awesome!
Why is Geared not an expert map despite its gimmick?
Picking map difficulties can sometimes be tricky, as you want to take into account playing it on every game mode from easy-standard through to CHIMPS. So some maps can be easier in certain modes but much harder in others. It’s an imperfect science
where did the druids get their cool capes?
do you plan on adding other old maps to BTD6 like you did with park path?
Some fantastic maps in the other games for sure. We think about it but have lots of new maps ideas, too. Maybe we’ll run a poll about past favorites...
How long did it take the guys at Ninja Kiwi to make Sanctuary, and did your experience of making Geared help make the creation of Sanctuary's gimmick easier?
Funny story - we rewrote all the moving map code for Sanctuary. Ok, it wasn’t funny, I’m pretty sure some of our coders cried a little inside. So, to answer your question, no.
How come crossbow master is the only t5 we can have multiple of in singleplayer?
Because he’s so special!
Could we see some of those early dartling models / designs?
Question: Since you said Meeblings could return if Bloons Pop is successful, will you remake more classic non btd gems, maybe a flash Renaissance? As much as I like btd It's kinda sad to see these old games left in the dust, and since flash is dead not many people are even willing to play them.
Never say never, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for Zeba 2 or Hotcorn Revenge or Rings 2 :)
What is NK's stance on fan games?
We love that fans are enthusiastic about our games enough to make fan games, stories, and art. We can’t endorse or approve anything without damaging our ability to enforce our IP rights, and we have to keep that spear sharp because there are lots of scammers out there. Sharing with friends doesn’t really come into competition with our games, communications, or community mindshare. But when lots of people are talking about and sharing even free versions of mods or fan games, that starts to compete with our business, and we reserve the right to take action if needed. We don’t want to, but if people truly are Ninja Kiwi fans, we hope they’ll understand we need to protect our games, team, and business.
do you guys ever plan on making a rejoin button for coop?
Rejoining is something we are working very hard on, but it is tricky tricky tricky. Please be patient!
Will the heroes have new voice lines for Bloons Pop?
What is the name of the patch notes monkey in BATTD? i require answers.
The number one question; is it pronounced "P-S-I" or "/(p)sī/"?
I pronounce it as “Sigh”
How does one cram that many bombs in a x-x-3 Bomb Shooter?
Pat comes in handy here.
When monkeys are sold, where do they go?
Whats the next tower coming?
When it's ready!
Are you guys going to use reddit for the blogs now? (Also, I'm hyped for Bloons Pop and Battles 2, I'm so ready to grind battles 2)
Not exclusively! We post the blog to both Reddit and the Ninja Kiwi website and pull from both of them for our questions every week. :)
When will the druid be imprisoned for stealing the lightning and tornado from the wizard monkey
It was a gift!
Who do you believe is the most canonically powerful hero in the game. My guess is either Elizi or Ben but Psi is pretty tough for a kid.
What if people using mods were automatically matched with others using the same mods? Just a thought
It's a bit harder than that as while they may be using mods to do the same thing, it may not be the “same” mod!
Hey, here I am again, politely this time asking for more info on a potential SAS4 update; or SAS5. Cheers.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have any further information for SAS4 update or SAS5.
If someone wanted to, theoretically, try to actually pledge themselves to the Sun God, how would one do that?
Lots of sunbathing
How does ice monkey and Gwen get along with eachother?
They are really great at steaming each other up
what are the most and least common achievements in btd6?
Since the start of the year, Hero Powers Activate has been the most achieved-ment with 2.7M unlocks. Least common would be all of the new ones we just added!
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn