News 23 Oct 2020

Art by u/CapPosted. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

Update 21.1 for BTD6 arrived this week which fixed an issue with the event

Decoded results:
1st: Giveon - 2 minutes and 3 seconds 
2nd: exephur - 2 minutes and 4 seconds  
3rd: tsp - 2 minutes and 5.51 seconds  
4th: RIZE - 2 minutes and 5.334 seconds 
5th: GivenUp! - 2 minutes and 6 seconds 

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Ongoing Halloween event.
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Military Mayhem" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Spook" Race this weekend.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Halloween Event.  
Ongoing Martian games:Magic man, no powers and more regrow.  
Half cash and allies only starting on Saturday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

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

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

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Halloween Event.
x2 Nightmare Alloy bonus for all maps.
LMS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black item as rewards on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack and 6th premium gun set: Ricochet, CM 352 and CM 467

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and LMS with black box as rewards on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

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

- BTD5 -
Monkey team starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours. 
Blue counting for the leaderboards. Sniper skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments: 

Where is the soulbind wizard?

The archive forum looks good, many pages are still missing though. Any estimation when they will be available?
We weren’t able to fully back up the archive forums to include all pages, unfortunately. Most are there but we have no way of retrieving the missing ones!

Do you plan to update BTD5 Console with the new maps at any point?
We appreciate the question, but the team is pulled in too many directions already. Sorry to say we don’t have plans to add BTD5 console maps.

Could you let people still get a black boarder if they exit in between rounds? I don't wanna be robbed of my black border just because I have to go eat dinner.
Sadly, this is the condition of getting a black border so we won’t be making changes to this. 
I’d suggest turning off auto start and then leave the game running while you eat dinner. 

Hypothetically, which hero would win a combat tournament between all of them (discounting Benjamin)? I predict that Quincy or Gwendolyn would do well, while Pat and Etienne would have the worst chances.
Churchill. He has a tank. 

Are the monkeys aware of the whole Red Bloon Equivalent mechanic?
We’re pretty sure one of the monkeys came up with RBE. Whatever the Bloon RBE the monkeys will rise to the occasion. 

Will the current Halloween trophy store items return next year on Halloween?
We can’t say for certain! We do understand people wanting them back if they miss them, so we’ll have that in mind next year for sure, but we also want to have room in the store for new seasonal items.

Is Bloons Adventure Time TD abandoned? It's been 10 months since the last content update.
We are not actively updating the game at this point, but we are still working with our friends at Cartoon Network to bring more players in, which could help fund new development.

While it's clear the monkeys are civilized and very much sentient, what about the bloons? Where did their grudge against the monkeys come from?
The monkeys have studied Bloon behavior for years looking for clues about motivation or rationale, but we haven’t heard about any conclusive evidence or theories. Time may tell.

Is it possible to transfer game data from the web to the ninja kiwi archive after flash is gone? Or is that just something that I should do now?
If you’ve played previously on then it’s completely possible. Just sign into your web account in the NK Archive and you’re good to go!

If the canon is made by the community, what happens if people disagree?
Alternate realities. 

What does the process behind balancing towers/heroes look like? How do you decide what to buff/nerf/not change? Is the community's opinion taken into account?
It’s not something that we feel could particularly be summed up in some quick & simple explanation without leaving out a lot of important factors that would undersell it. But we try to consider everything even if we disagree and the majority of things the community feels and shares usually make it to us, aside from occasional times when people assume that we know something but really we don’t find it out until months later. Community influence factors in significantly, but we still make final calls as a small team based on what we see as personalities/feels of certain towers and heroes, where we see the meta game, and what sets up future updates.

"In Monkey years, human years or Bloon years?" What is the Bloon to Human year ratio?
About rubber to 1.. Give or take.

What's your favorite feature in BTD6 (besides anything monkey/hero related?)
The kiwi in bazaar - Sav 
Races - Tarn

Can you guys make btd6 in java? I have a 2nd computer thats linux so I cant play btd6 on it. :'(
We won’t be making BTD 6 in java as that would mean re-writing the entire game. We are aware of the issue with Linux/Proton and are working with them to get it fixed up! Sadly, it's just a waiting game as we need them to fix it on their end. :( 

In the new map, Encrypted, is there a secret or is the secret the thing with the coffins (only being able to place certain towers)?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It wouldn’t be a secret if we told you, would it? 

Before release, what strategies did you guys devise in BTD6? Especially with all the weird bugs and balancing there must've been some interesting ones.
Shinobi + grand master ninja was pretty ridiculously OP before launch… so much so that it broke the game :) 

How does a monkey become a hero?
I think the real question is, how does a hero become a monkey.

Will NK Archive support for other operating systems be coming soon?
Not at this time.

What happen if Bloon eat banana?
A mess. 

If Gwendolyn has a firefox, then who has Google Chrome and Internet Explorer?
Etienne uses Chrome and Striker uses IE. 

what is the correct pronunciation of the Druid? is it pronounced Drood or Dru-id
I say Dru-id - Sav 
obviously Droo-id - Rohan

Why didnt professor evil make a return this week?
Professor Evil will be returning don’t you worry! 

How do heroes work in co-op games? Is it one hero, or four separate heroes? How do they feel about seeing “themselves?”
More like clones! It was a bit weird at first but they’ve gotten used to it. 

How does Etienne control 8 separate drones at the same time on a single remote control? If they’re completely autonomous, why does Etienne have a remote control at all?
He is very talented and very good at switching between tabs quickly. 

How do monkeys survive literal nukes, artillery and Tsar Bombas dropped onto their heads?
Friendly fire turned off: Correct. 

How far into the future do you have content planned? Do you guys have sort of an idea of what you want to add for the next 5 updates? Or do you just think about the next update?
We plan a few months in advance and have a rough idea of what we want to be in each idea but that may change depending on how much work is needed for each feature!

Are there plans to improve the tutorial in Battles?
It’s not on our plans at the moment, but the game has evolved quite a bit since the tutorial was designed, so we may revisit it at some point. 

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn

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