Art by u/at7outof10. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! We hope you all have a good holiday and stay safe!
As an extra treat for this holiday, a teaser for our newest update has arrived and it’s a big one! Check it out here! Are you excited to see Dartling Gunner returned?
Doom and Tomb results:
1st: Minus - 1 minute and 55.13 seconds
2nd: bruh - 1 minute and 55.28 seconds
3rd: outgrinded :( - 1 minute and 55.31 seconds
4th: tsp - 1 minute and 56 seconds
5th: ArbelDaMonkey- 1 minute and 58 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Happy Thanksgiving" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Tanks Giving" Race this weekend.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: More ghosts, Magic Man and no powers.
Allies only, no powers and wizard attack starting on Satuday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x3 ending Friday.
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem and Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Gem Master.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Snowy Circles this weekend. With a second tougher one on Ying Yang starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB Card, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed, MOAB Card - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
3x Medallions with Bag, Chest of Medallions and Club Access on sale.
- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Blitz Championship with Furie as rewards.
Sale on Epic pack.
- 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 -
Preferred Monkey starting Friday and rotating every 3 hours.
BFB counting for the leaderboards. Heli skin on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.
Double blops and boosters.
Questions from the comments:
what would happen if a monkey tried popping a bloon with just their hands?
When can we expect Archive support for other operating systems (Steamplay or otherwise)?
We don’t have any plans at present to support Archive on any other operating systems.
will you add the secret Agents including the Beekeeper to Bloons td 6 in the Future?
Maybe! We loved some of the characters and abilities of the Agents but they didn’t scale with gameplay, so that’s the main thing we’d want to address. Aspects of Pro Powers and Agents keep coming back into design discussions, so we definitely hear where you are coming from, but we haven’t planned on or even committed to anything there.
Could you make some form of in-game currency that you can earn in many games and spend in all of the games that you can earn them? I think that it would be cool to do like that because then it's like one giant game.
It would be super cool and you might expect we have thought about some big Bloons meta currency. Ultimately it’s too constraining on the very different economies in all of the games, so we’ve decided not to do that. We do still talk about little bonuses or tips of the hat to players who play multiple games, for the pure fun of it. Again no plans or commitment here, just that we agree with you that there’s some fun to be had there.
Are the Spike Factories completely mechanical, or are there little worker monkeys who manufacture Road Spikes inside? If so, do they get enough breaks?
Mechanical! At least we’ve never seen any monkeys inside them. Even if microscopic, I’m sure the monkeys follow all of the best work practices, including plenty of time off to play games.
Do you ever think of making all games work on HTML 5? What will happen to the site?
The website and our flash game legacy is obviously very near and dear to us so we looked at all sorts of angles for how to preserve those games. Unfortunately HTML5 isn’t a magic bullet - it suffers from loose platform standards between all of the browsers, which would make them a nightmare for development and QA. Big picture as a business is that having bigger, deeper games is better for Ninja Kiwi than a large number of smaller games that players don’t stick with for long, so that’s why we haven’t continued making lots of little games, and wouldn’t commit resources to major overhauls to old games onto HTML5 to replicate what we’ve already moved away from. That’s why we put the energy into Archive, where we could preserve the games, but truly as a wayback machine. Hope that makes sense. We do have plans for the site after the end of Flash but it may look very different! We’ll just have to wait and see. :)
How come the Alchemist and Druid aren't called Alchemist Monkey or Druid Monkey?
They just prefer it!
What happened to the bloons from the original bloons series? (examples being the triple-dart bloon and the boomerang bloon) Do they no longer exist? Or are they waiting for the perfect moment to attack the monkeys?
They gave benefits to the monkeys! Darwin at work… But we agree, Monkey Science should fight back. You hearing us, Dr. Monkey?
Is Ice Monkey Papa Smurf because after I looked at its 0-2-0 picture it makes me unable to unsee it again.
Are all of the smurfs secretly Ice Monkeys? Is Gargamel a cunning bloon-scheme?
Is Benjamin secretly a tech YouTuber?
Nah, more of a streamer.
If the Wheel of Fate is going to be retired, do you see there being a potential replacement, such as maybe fixed rewards on leveling up?
We haven’t planned anything like that currently as we want to see what the end of Flash will actually look like.
Will you be considering banning towers (or tower paths) such as Elite Defender for future Odysseys as it can be said they trivialise them too much?
It is something we are considering as it can be really fun in races and challenges! But we do think there are enough life restoring abilities to make leak abilities still useful in most cases.
Why are there footprints on the top right of Four Circles?
They were trying to do long jump, just didn’t do so well!
How many people ask for dartling gun every day?
At least a few more after today…
Will the next BTD6 update be great?
Oh yes. (You tell us! :) )
If you had to vote off a btd hero in among us who would it be?
Quincy. I saw him vent.
Will you ever expand the BTD6 Merch? To Books, Guides, Comics, etc? I would love to see a Comic book on the Bloon origins and a guide book to playing!
We would love to keep extending our range but things like comics take a very long time to make and our artists are dedicated to the games at the moment! At this stage, we probably won’t be adding things like that.
What do you devs think about slons? I know it was pretty much a joke entry for the track contest, but it wouldn't be too bad of an expert.
We have seen it and it is referred to pretty regularly around the office, but it just isn’t a super viable map even as an Expert map as it doesn’t offer time to deal with everything!
Will there ever be a chat option for co-op? So it's more fun? I feel like co-op is mostly sabotaging each other rn.
Chatting while gaming is super fun but not something we are going to put into BTD6 because of the broad family appeal of the game, privacy issues, and the fact that jerks exist. At this point Discord is the answer, or another chat channel of your choice.
how does glue gunner not damage bloons as a 000? and how can it disappear? isn't the glue gunner just putting liquid glue on the bloons and will eventually dry on the bloons? (my hand got hurt multiple times thanks to me using irl glue guns lul)
We feel your glue gun burn pain but Glue Gunner is a trained professional and burns not. It’s not the heat that hurts the Bloons but the corrosive additives that allow it to do damage. Basketball is more fun with alley-oops, and that’s exactly what Glue G does for his monkey friends, throws a nice slow bloon up there for someone else to slam.
What is in the Town Center? Do monkeys live there? If so, how do they feel about it becoming a "war zone" when the bloons attack?
Town Center is a placid slice of monkey coastal life for sure. We haven’t seen any monkeys there but the working buildings point in that direction. I’m sure they are horrified to see the Bloons so close to home, which is why they are always ready to marshall strong resistance. Also probably why they made their pathways so impractical.
Why is the Archmage tower considered overpowered, when the Perma Charge tower does what the Archmage does, but better and for a cheaper price?
Considered overpowered by whom? Archmage would like to know your location. If the nerf stick comes out, he is looking for you.
I know you get asked this a LOT, but will there ever be a BTDB2, in BTD6 style?
It would simply be disingenuous to say that we’re not thinking about Battles 2, so we’re not going to play dumb on that. There’s just nothing to talk about yet in terms of timing or features or anything. As soon as we have anything to share we’ll let you know.
Will there be new trophy items in the shop for Christmas?
Very much so, including some for the holiday period only! So start saving trophies for those limited time items!
Any chance of 8 player co-op in BTD6?
Probably not. Trying to fit 8 players on one map would be far too chaotic and leave people with very little room! But it’s good to be thinking about how to get more people involved. We know we are.
Will btd battles get any new balance changes? I'm a Powers player & I am sick of Damage Boost, Glue Storm, & Super Eco Boost over & over & over again. It's so monotonous. There hasn't been any balance changes in over 4 months.
Really appreciate the question and sorry that you’re feeling that way. Letting us know that is super helpful, and firstname.lastname@example.org is a great place to send any specific feedback. We are working through a number of balance changes for an update we hope to have out before end of year.
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn