Art by u/Toymangamer. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
The blog is coming a bit early this week as some of our team is taking some well deserved time off but don’t worry, support will still be around!
Projecting Race results:
1st: infinity - 1 minute and 42 seconds
2nd: skibimi - 1 minute and 43.25 seconds
3rd: MrPlasma - 1 minute and 43.30 seconds
4th: DartElite0051 - 1 minute and 43.68 seconds
5th: Duke - 1 minute and 43.68 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Stun Gun ~By FuryBlade787" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Cracking Up" Race this weekend.
- Bloons Pop -
Friday: Level Smasher
Saturday: Merge Monkeys
Sunday: White Bloon Popper
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Cards this weekend. With a second tougher one on Snowy Castle starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Cards - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Card Club, BFB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing collection event, ending next week.
Ongoing Martian games: Allies only and shuffle.
Wizard attack, half cash and no powers starting on Saturday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with black box as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen.
- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Blitz Championship with Trident as rewards.
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 -
Monkey Teams starting Thursday, rotating every 3 hours.
Lead counting for the leaderboards. Bomb skin on sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Gem Master starting Thursday.
Questions from the comments:
Thoughts on adding blons to battles next update?
It's more of a BTD6 thing!
if themoab is the mother of all the bloons is the bfb the father of all bloons
“Big Father of Bloons”?
what happened to the sonic boom upgrade of the boomerang monkey? did you guys remove it because it shared the name of an infamously bad cartoon of a blue hedgehog?
Certainly not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_boom
What happened to danny?
Which one? We have three!
Have You Ever Thought Of Adding A Skin From The Community Or Maybe Even Heroes Or Monkeys? Examples Driver Monkey And Lemonade Stand Ben Or Maybe Grab Ideas At Least Like A Monkey Concept Into Heroes
There are already skins in the game which have been inspired by the community (Biker Bones as a great example!) but we rarely copy ideas directly from the community and put them into the game. We do love sharing them at the office though.
When will blons be made official?
In truth, never. It's a very specific creation from the Reddit community. :)
are the maps tourist spots? how does adora and pat feel when monkes visit?
Depends on the map, not that many people go to see Pats swamp but he’s always excited when people do. The temple is a place visited frequently.
bloons pop is about poping bloons right?
I think so but I’m not sure
How did the NK team end up making a brutal zombie shooter game and also a game about monkeys popping balloons?
We like to spice things up. Also zombies pop like Bloons.
How will you help support and/or endorse us Livestreamers?
If you are a streamer, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)
Do you have any plans for rewards in battles 2 for people who bought Club Access in the original battles? Like if I have Club Access would I get a bloon decal or something else for supporting the original game
It’s a completely legitimate ask but it’s incredibly complicated and requires a logged in account and safeguards against exploits, which is why most games don’t do it. We can’t promise anything here unfortunately but your question does keep us thinking about it.
Will there be an option to pay to turn off ads in Battles 2? If not, will there be ads at all?
Bloons TD Battles 2 will be free to play, and since it needs to make money somehow, it will have ads. We will focus on rewarded ads but there will be interstitials as well for players who don’t interact with rewarded ads and don’t buy IAP. Players who buy IAP will remove interstitial ads, as similar to how it works in Battles 1.
Will Bloons Pop ever be possible to play without watching ads/spending money/using powers? I believe I’ve spent more time watching ads than I have playing the game and have discovered multiple levels that are physically impossible without spending absurd amounts of money or watching clickbait advertisements, most notably 44, 64, 72, and 75. The game feels rigged to get players to watch ads and feels scummy to play. Will this system ever be redone or should I stop playing the game entirely?
We appreciate the feedback even though it sounds like you are fed up. We’re definitely still balancing the game and have just made shot changes to 18, 28, 40, and 44, but different players find challenge at different levels. But the plain answer to your question is “no” - what you describe is a paid game, and Bloons Pop was designed to be free to play so does rely on ads and IAP to fund its development. Difficulty wise we have not designed paywalls into the game; there are intentionally harder levels with the Hard and Extreme tags, but these can be passed without using ads or powerups. It might take a replay and powerups are available as scene rewards which regenerate over time, so you don’t have to buy Monkey Money to get more powerups. We’ll continue to balance these difficulty points, and we hope you’ll keep playing long enough to see that.
What would the heroes from btd6 look like in the btd5/bmc art style?
A user on Reddit, u/MeMeZfOrDaYz69, made this art for Pat in BTD5 and its pretty spot on!
Will you add bfb, ddt, zomb and bad to bloons pop?
It largely depends on how players overall are finding the existing difficulty. But there might be special modes or events where Bloons like that could make special appearances.
How come the Wrathful True Sun God doesn’t just go and eradicate the bloons?
There are rules they have to abide by
Do monkeys eat bruised part of the bananas?
Of course, it's still a banana!
Out of all of the heros, who’s the biggest narcissist?
Why did the Yellow Bloon cross the road?
To pop at the other side
Why are Bloonstones shaped like Bloons? Other than it being in the name of course
Maybe that's how it got the name!
How do Gwen and Adora go into hyperspeed when they hit the bottom of the screen in Bloons Pop?
It’s called the “Phoenix Effect.” Ironically, Wizard Monkey doesn’t have it. Much jealous.
Wait, the bomb shooter in Bloons Pop can talk?! Does that confirm the existence of those inner monkeys or are the Bomb Shooters actually robots?
What happens in the Bomb Shooter stays in the Bomb Shooter.
Will every tower from BTD6 eventually make their way to Bloons POP?
Probably not all of them, how would a banana farm pop bloons?
I'm pretty sure I remember one of the devs confirming that the update monkey was named Jessica! Why are you calling her "Patch" all of a sudden?
Patch started her life as the spokesmonkey for BTD6’s patch notes, hence the nickname and the use of that in Bloons Pop. What is her real name? That’s like asking a superhero what their secret identity is. It’s simply not polite.
How much does Ben's chair cost?
Way too much…
How did the monkeys go from a king in BMC to a mayor in Bloons Pop?
Monkeys have complex geopolitical structures and multilevel civic systems to facilitate fair and representative governance of monkey society, as well as reasonable amounts of pomp and circumstance. It’s good to be King, or Mayor, or Banana Suit.
Will you add the ability to replay past levels on Bloons Pop!?
We appreciate the question and understand where it’s coming from, but there are no plans to replay levels in Pop. We are considering special levels that might be replayable for a short time, but we’ve architected the game to be about the levels ahead, not the levels passed.
Why is Glue Gunner called Acid Gunner in Bloons Pop?
We did some beta testing and players unfamiliar with the Bloon series did not understand what it was! “Honey Gunner” was the other option.
Was there any pun so bad it couldn't be put in the game?
Oh, so many.
How do monkeys become small with the “small monkey towers” option? Is the stage and bloons just bigger for them, or the towers somehow shrank?
Dr. Monkey’s experiments sometimes have side effects.
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn