News 07 Aug 2020

Art by u/RevenYalp. Original post here

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

What's been going on this week?

This week, our teams got the chance to watch GDC remotely and saw a lot of interesting talks about game development! 

We also launched our merch store earlier this week! You can see all the amazing merch here.

Dark Dark Goose results:
1st: exephur - 1 minute and 21 seconds
2nd: StopWoFRace - 1 minute and 24 seconds
3rd: VamosALaPlaya - 1 minute and 25 seconds
4th: GivenUp! - 1 minute and 27 seconds
5th: yeet - 1 minute and 28 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "The Pale Dawn" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Activated" Race this weekend.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: More ghosts, more camo and more zombies. 
More ghosts, Magic Man and no powers starting on Saturday.
Tuxedo Jake Pack, Hunter Marceline Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Training Day. 

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Cards, BFB Boosts only, BFB
Saturday: MOAB Card Club, MOAB Cards, MOAB - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB Boosts only, BFB Random 15
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black items as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 5th premium gun set: A8, Laser Drill and Super Alpha LE

- 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

- BMC web and mobile -  
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Totem event ending Monday. 
Yellow counting for the leaderboards. Buccaneer Skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

- Countersnipe -
Friday: Factionless event and Tokens on sale. 
Saturday: Target Practice event and Medium XP Booster on sale. 
Sunday: 10x Free For All event and Consumables Pack on sale. 
Briefcase of Cash on sale for the weekend. 

Questions from the comments: 

 How does a monkey train to fight a bloon
The will to survive comes naturally, for additional training they’ll sometimes pair up and practice with each other. 

Will there ever be community Odysseys, much like there has been community races previously? As in, the community chooses which maps and modes that will be implemented for the week?
do you plan to integrate community-submitted daily challenges into odysseys instead if they fit the odyssey's theme?
It is very likely we will at some point! Feel free to send us your ideas and suggestions. 

Which came first, the monkey or the bloon?

i've been wondering, why is the max level of each hero level 20
Because Monkeys only have 10 fingers and 10 toes.

Why do only the Unstable Concoction and BMA alchemists wear their goggles? Would be a safety hazard since they lob large flasks of acid at bloons.
Some of them are more safety cautious than the rest. 

Why do the bloons follow the track rather then just floating right over to the exit
Formic acid trails, just like ants. Who knew?

how big is a big plane
Real big. 

If the bloon's popping is what propels Quincy's arrows, is it just crazy luck that they happen to always propel towards the next bloon? Or does Quincy make 1,000,000 IQ plays with each arrow?
Quincy is a talented monkey, and he does wonder if Robin Hood, Hawkeye, and Green Arrow get asked the same question.

Have more multiplayer modes ever been considered for BTD6?
We would love to expand more on our co-op options but there hasn’t been anything planned! 

Will the favored monkey or golden bloon events ever get added to BTD6?
It has been considered. 

What's the best question you've received on a blog?
Without a doubt, this one.

What's your favorite horror movie?
I hate horror movies, I can’t watch them! They scare me too much. - Sav

does embrittlement have a crush on ezili
They are too cold for us to know. Pat definitely has a crush on embrittlement.

What happens when a temple absorbs the vengeful temple?
More dark poweerrr!

What stuff have you scrapped from btd6? and why did you scrap it?
We honestly haven’t made that many cuts - we’ve changed some ideas, and pushed some things back to later updates but we’ve mainly taken the time to add in the things we really wanted.

If concepts for btd6 were being made as far back as 2014, were there ever btd5-style versions of druid and alchemist before it was decided that they'd be better fit in the btd6 style?
No, Druid and Alchemist were all from scratch for BTD6 but obviously had some impact on direction for Wizard.

Are there any reasons in particular why bloonchipper is seen as a mistake / regret in the btd series?
Bloonchipper is only really seen as a mistake due to the way it ended up being balanced, it's a very hard tower to balance well and still be fun to play and there are some regrets about adding it into the Blooniverse.

does ezili have a crush on embrittlement
You think she’d tell us if she did?

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn