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Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week

What's been going on this week?

This week we revealed Paragon towers on our socials! How excited are you for these super powerful towers? You can see the announcement here

Captain Spice results:
1st: YtseJam - 2 minutes and 37.84 seconds
2nd: infinity - 2 minutes and 37.384 seconds
3rd: Gauer  - 2 minutes and 37.901 seconds
4th: Y Not - 2 minutes and 38.1 seconds
5th: NoobSimulator - 2 minutes and 38.9 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Ongoing collection event, ending on Wednesday. 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Magic Machines" ending Tuesday. 
"The land befour time" Race this weekend.  

- Bloons Pop - 
Friday: Level Smasher
Saturday: Black Bloon Popper
Sunday: Pink Bloon Popper

- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Battle River this weekend. With a second tougher one on Ink Bot starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed, MOAB Card - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with bag of medallions and chest of medallions on sale.

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Shuffle, no powers and half cash.  
Adventure Time only, no allies and more zombies starting on Saturday.
Flame Princess adventure pack, Jake adventure 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, VS with black items as rewards on Saturday and Apoc 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 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Thursday. 
Red counting for the leaderboards. Sub skin and Monkey Money on sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Learned Scholar. 

Questions from the comments: 

so... about that twitter post with the dark t5…

Are you guys aware of fake BTD6 ads?
We are! We are working on getting them removed. :) 

Will clans be a feature in BTDB2 on release?
It took 3 years and 28 updates to get clans into Battles, so we can’t guarantee anything… 

I saw that crab rave reference you tried sneaking into bloons pop…
We never sneak anything, we love things to be found! And it’s kind of a confluence, because while we love crab rave as much as anyone, the Bloons Pop crab is more directly an homage to 2-poly crab who lives on what BTD6 map…?

will other concept art of the heroes ever be released? I absolutely loved the Pat Fusty and Benjamin ones!
We may not release all of them but just for you, here's Ezili’s one! 

How many rotten pineapples do the monkeys have? Will there be a pineapple farm skin where expired pineapples explode less vigorously?
They try not to keep the rotten ones around, hence their use for the blowing up-ness.

How big is a monkey hand.
Depends on the monkey, Pats’ are huge! 

In the btd games Bloontonium is depicted being green. In Bloons Pop! the bloontonium used to make Bloonstones is red. Are there different types of bloontonium?
Yes, it depends on where it's harvested from. 

Can you get a non-artist in the office to draw a monkey?
Tarn has lovingly created this masterpiece:


if Ben uses a laptop to rickroll people I mean hack, then do monkeys have pcs? If so, do they play bloons on their pcs?
The answer to your question can be found here: https://ninja.kiwi/Bens_Pro_Gamer_spec  

Is there any chance we will be able to see Red Reign available to play on something other than Apple Arcade like PC or Android?
Sadly, probably not as this was a game we worked with Apple directly to put exclusively on the Arcade. 

Not my idea, but how would you feel about a Bloons comic? Like, with monkeys and heroes interacting, popping bloons, etc. You guys seem to have a lot of lore for heroes, it'd be a shame to let it go to waste…
We would really love to do something to grow the lore of the BTD6 universe but we want to stay focused on building games and let the comic experts do their thing. When Marvel approaches us asking to add Bloons monkeys to their universe, we’ll consider it.

If Fourth of July exists within Bloons, where Monke Murica?
It may just be a happy coincidence that the Monkeys also have a big party on that day

how old is gwendolin? ive seen people are rather torn on her being an adult or child, and I couldn't find any confirmation. (personally I see her as an adult because of the molotovs and her voice)
Monkey years old. 

How come the monkey village costs more than a dart monkey if a dart monkey has infinite darts? And if monkeys hate bloons so much, why don't they fight for free? Unless the monkeys have a cloning machine and you're paying to use the cloning machine? Oh no... btd is very sus
Are you implying we shouldn’t pay them for their time worked? Seems sus… 

If you could add a new tower/map/skin to BTD6 without any risk of copyright, what would you choose? Would the Lightsaber Monkey make a return? Or is there another franchise that's popular?
Quincy Waluigi skin, I just wanna hear that sound effect. 

When will BTD Battles 3 come out?
In theory, after BTD Battles 2. 

Can Monkeys sing in the Bloons universe?
Ben looooooves karaoke, don’t get him started! 

Are the Maxs from BATTD and Bloons Pop the same monkey? If so, does that mean the other BATTD Monkeys are soon to come?
Max is Max for sure! And, who knows? We aren’t planning on bringing any other BATTD monkeys over at this point though.

How come the ice tower is a primary, and ninja a magic? I cant see what the ninja does that's so magical, and summoning ice doesn't feel very primary
Well I hope you’re happy, you’ve hurt Ninja’s feelings. 

Would it be possible to add a feature to Pop to move already placed objects? Because every time I click the play button in the Market the fox does that noise and it drives me crazy please help.
You heard it here first, editor mode coming in the 2.0 update to Bloons Pop. Just to help you with your fox placement - aaaaahooooooooo!

Will you guys make bloons monkey city 2 after the release of btd battles 2 on android steam and ios etc? by the way are you guys enjoying summer?
It’s winter down here in New Zealand and Scotland is still in lockdown, so not as much as you might think :) We love BMC and have talked about how we could make a BMC2 but nothing more than that at this stage. Between BTD6, Bloons Pop and Battles 2 we’ve got our hands pretty full at the moment. 

battles 2 has been silent... any updates on the game?

what are each hero least favorite bloon type? 
I can’t say for each of them but Quincy is NOT a fan of DDTs… 

If Lead bloons spawn 2 Black bloons then why dont Purple bloons spawn 2 White bloons?
An excellent question. Purple bloons are their own thing though, and the design of the game needed to have them work the way they do. And Pink is so purty!

Why do you still update BTD5 Mobile? Is it still popular enough to actually be worth keeping support for?
Because we’re the best!

Will you add Dr.Monkey to BTD6?
If he gets some free time, maybe!

Will there be a story mode for BTD6 eventually? I think it would be a great addition to the game.
Probably not! 

Should there be a big pirate ship hero?
What do you call Brickell? 

Have you guys ever considered running a contest for fanmade BTD6 content? I know I personally have some ideas…
We have in the past! The map Geared and Bazaar are both player submitted ideas from a competition we did before. 

Is Pat a gorilla or just a really big monkey cause if he is a gorilla does he own gorilla glue and can he give some to the glue gunner?
He’s a monkey! You can tell because he has a tail, which Gorilla’s don’t. 

Who is the cutest hero in your opinion
Pat! He's just so lovable. :) 

which hero enjoys the most anime
Churchill! You’ve seen his Sentai skin right?

Hows progress on btdb2? Also are you gonna hire more people? Managing 3 games nd more at once might require extra staff
BTD6 and Bloons Pop! are from the Auckland team while BTD Battles 2 is the Dundee side!

how come the quality control monkey in bloons pop eats the banana with the peel on?
We based it off our own QA… 


Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 

- Sav and Tarn