Art by u/SHAMATOPOTATO. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Lets just jump into it this week!
Tappity Tap Tap race results:
1st: YtseJam - 1 minute and 22.51 seconds
2nd: KLTD1234 - 1 minute and 22.101 seconds
3rd: skibimi - 1 minute and 22.117 seconds
4th: John_Kramer - 1 minute and 22.151 seconds
5th: RIZE - 1 minute and 22.167 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Disciples Of Cornfield" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Triplicity" race this weekend.
Bloonarius will be appearing on Winter Park starting Saturday and ending Thursday.
- Bloons Pop -
Friday: White Bloon Popper
Saturday: Pink Bloon Popper
Sunday: Level Smasher
3rd Canister, Vault of Monkey Money and Great Pack on sale.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Bloonarius this weekend. With a second tougher one starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Chest of Medallions and Bag of Medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Adventure Time only, no allies and more zombies.
More regrow, faster regrow and more fortified starting on Saturday.
Finn Adventure pack, Max 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, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black items as rewards 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 Preferred Monkey, ending Saturday.
Yellow counting for the leaderboards. Sniper skin on sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Gem Master.
Questions from the comments:
Does the bird on the nk logo have a name, gender, personality and stuff?
That kiwi is very precious and is 100% pure logo
What is up at Ninjakiwi tho? (Any secret stuff like a new printer or something)
BTD plushes when!?
Weirdly, these questions got put together for some reason… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
If the bloons bleed, given that Sauda can inflict Bloon Bleed, does this mean Bloons actually have tough flesh?
I’m terrified to consider the kind of art this question could inspire
How many dart monkeys does it take to change a lightbulb?
If you asked Engineer, they’d say “Too many”.
how on earth do yall keep up with all the projects ongoing
It takes a lot of communication! We have a great team though and there's always someone around to answer your questions.
Do you know roughly how many people at Ninja Kiwi work on Bloons Pop?
This is surprisingly hard to answer! We have our programmers who work directly on the code and the art team who make the art but then we also have our design teams, the QA team, our analytics team and the CM team who are all part of the project in some way or another, giving us 34 people in the Bloons Pop slack channel, mostly staying up to date. In terms of day to day spending at least a chunk of time each week on Bloons Pop it’s more like ten, so the team is smaller than the BTD6 and Battles 2 teams.
why is COBRA not returning in btd battles 2, as in a previous blog you stated that COBRA was designed for pvp battles?
Confirming again the COBRA will not be in Battles 2 at launch, is not planned for Battles 2 future updates, and if we do bring it to the game it will not be as an IAP.
Any bloons or monkeys that decided to go rouge? Not necessarily join the other side, but just decided to leave and never come back.
Is the release date for battles any more solid than from before?
Every week we get more done and dig deeper into final features, balance, and polish, so yes we are making good progress. We are not ready to announce a date but do understand Battles fans want news, so we will give updates when possible.
Will abilities in BTDB2 have cooldowns when being placed or will they be ready immediately when the ability path is upgraded?
The short answer is that we’re still deciding on this. There may be some abilities that require a cooldown for balancing and some which don’t. Discussions are ongoing!
Does BTD6 work like the Pokemon ‘Each copy is it’s own universe’ and then Co-Op is like what happened in BATTD when the bloons and some monkeys came through the portal
Yeah. Exactly. Kinda.
will you guys ever release the beach towel art from the merch shop in high quality? id love to see it!
Not at the moment!
Are there any towers in BTD6 that won't get a paragon?
Bloonchipper. Oh wait, towers IN BTD6...
Will you ever add a co-op browser/editor?
It’s a logical extension and yes we have that as a possibility for next year.
Do you think about any Bloons games in the future? Not TD or pop, just bloons like in the old days?
If you mean the original Bloons with very puzzley physics levels, we’re not thinking about that currently. We really loved the world and puzzle designs for Bloons 2, but players didn’t. Sometimes the world moves on from gameplay styles, but what’s old becomes new again at some point - just look at Crossy Road.
Where do the Ice Monkeys originate from?
Ice parents. We won’t say more than that.
will there ever be a new support to take the group out of relative obscurity?
Support is a great category. Definitely room for new towers but nothing on the drawing board for that right now.
How do bloons become stronger? I always assumed they were like a military and if they "leaked" they got promoted, and if they got popped, well, y'know…
Bloon gyms are popping up all over the place and the advertising is getting out of control! Lead abs in just 15 minutes a day. Fortified protein powders. Ceramic boot camps. How can they not get stronger?
What is striker jones' favourite map?
Which hero likes budgies
how did you get the moab popping sound.
By popping the MOAB.
What do Monkeys, that can´t pop frozen Bloons think about the Ice Monkey?
They do give Ice Monkey the cold shoulder at times.
will the monkey town receive more country flags?
Perhaps. If you make an impassioned plea for your underrepresented alternate monkey universe country.
What is your favorite thing to do
Play video games or tabletop games!
Does Bloonarius make it rain or choose to only show up when it’s raining?
Quincy makes it rain, but you’ll have to wait for Battles 2 to see that. Bloonarius is soooo huge it does create localized storm systems. For dramatic effect.
Which hero is best at chess?
If monkeys are paid to do their jobs, what about insta monkeys? Are they slaves?
Nope, just specialists who come in with more experience!
Will you awnser questions that dont have correct punctuation.
Will you make more custom map contests? And maybe a custom tower / hero contest?
Maybe one day! We are currently running a profile banner competition over on the BTD6 Reddit. :)
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn