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


What's been going on this week?


Our team is working hard on updates so let's just jump into it. :) 

Giving 110 percent results:
1st: infinity - 1 minute and 53 seconds
2nd: John_Kramer - 1 minute and 55.23 seconds
3rd: RIZE - 1 minute and 55.28 seconds
4th: Gumball - 1 minute and 55.238econds
5th: Duke - 1 minute and 56 seconds


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Vintage Style" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Exponential 4" race this weekend.  
Boss starting on Saturday, ending Thursday. 

- Bloons Pop - 
Friday: Pink Bloon Popper
Saturday: White Bloon Popper
Sunday: Yellow Bloon Popper

- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Battle Swamp 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 R3 Speed, MOAB Card - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale.

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Clones, more shields and more fortified.  
Monkeys only, no allies and more shields starting on Saturday.
Ice King Adventure pack, Finn Hero 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 -
Ongoing Blitz Championship with Furie 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 -
Ongoing Monkey Teams, ending Saturday.  
Pink counting for the leaderboards. Heli skin on sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

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


Questions from the comments: 


We've learned a bit about the other heroes hobbies and what they do outside of bloon popping, so I was wondering what Brickell does in her free time?
I hear she’s the monkey champion of Battleships.

If Ben plays fighting games, does he use stick, pad, or keyboard?
Keyboard! 

The tack resistant rubber kinda ruined my theory that they took the corpses of bloons to make the portable lakes. But have the bloons ever tried to obtain that rubber?
The portable lake material is very different from the bloon material, Dr Monkey could explain further...

Is BTDB2 a gift from god for making it through 2020?
All praise the Monkey Sun God!

What happens to all of the dart monkeys and boomerang monkeys when paragons are created?
They become one. 

Will paragons simply go down the list of towers (Primary, Military, Magic etc.) or will you jump around a bit? (When it comes to order of release)
We will just pick whatever monkey we believe would be the best

Why didn't the BAD get invited to the Boss Bloon club?
He wasn’t GOOD enough 

Who is the voice actor for Etienne, and is that voice actor just as French as Etienne is?
François Lidove! 

Is DJ Benjammin good at rhythm games?
You know he is

Is there any plan to return to the Angry Birds Epic series? After 7 years it’s still more polished than most games I have downloaded.
Sorry to say but that's not one of our creations! Good to know it still holds up though. 

Is is possible to connect to my old BMC web save on the steam archive or is that gone forever :'(
Yes, you can! You just need to log in using your web account on the Archive. We are having some server issues with this at the moment though and we are looking into it! 

Hi, I have been playing SAS: Zombie Assault 2 on the archive, (windows non steam version) and was wondering why its doesn't save my progress (ranks). I know its an old game, just wondering why. Might it be tied to the ancient Mochi website that was tied to it? Edit: This also occurs for SAS 2: Insane Asylum. Do I save progress in 3 & 4?
Sadly, the games ported from Mochi don’t have a functional save system. :( 3 and 4 do have saves however!  

Can you add blocking paragons is challenge editor? And will other boss bloons send bloons like bloonarius does?
We aren’t planning that at the moment but if you restrict one of the tier 5’s, this will stop paragons from being placeable. You will just have to wait and see.

Has Benjamin hacked bloons to give himself infinite monkey money/trophies?
Nah, he likes to earn his game progress!

What’s the best hero in your opinion ?
Obyn. He’s just cool

would adora ever sacrifice one of the heroes?
Some more than others… 

Bloons Pop balance changes when
Soon ™ 

I really need a shirt that says "The sun God fights on the side with the best artillery!" and one that just has Pat yelling, "Get them!!!!!!" on it. How frequently does Ninja Kiwi make new/more merch?
We update it when the art team has fun ideas but when they are super busy on other projects, it can take some time between merch store updates! 

Are you currently working on a Bloons TD 7. I heard that Bloons TD 6 was announced 1 year before it was released.
Nope! We are still fully committed to BTD6. :) 

I know BTD Battles 2 is in the works but is there any chance for a BMC2 at some point?
Maybe one day! We have thought about it but that's about it. 

Do you have any actual monkeys in your office?
Do plush toys count? 

Why can’t we pet the Trophy Store pets?
Because life is mean :’( (and also its just hard to program)

if the oompa loompas exist on candy falls,then is willy wonka a real entity in the bloons universe?
Their name is Milly Monka 

Do you two have access to BTDB2?
Of course! 

Will tarn monkey come before chipper?
Both are pretty unlikely so yes

Why is Dark Knight an upgrade for Super Monkey? Can’t we just have it separated and turn it into a tower and call it Bat Monkey?
Because there aren’t that many bat puns we can make for that many upgrades! 

you've talked about having big plans for td6 for a long time, implying that 27.0's boss bloons and paragons have been planned essentially from the start. so my question is this: what makes you decide it's finally time to start working on a mechanic that's been long planned, as opposed to leaving it shelved for a little longer?
That’s a pretty complicated question :) We do try to plan pretty far ahead, but then also if we try things and they don’t seem fun or don’t work or are just technically too complicated, we might shelve them, rework them or discard them altogether. Sometimes we’ll start working on something and then realize that we want to go a different way with the feature. But ultimately it’s about fun, will players like it and will we enjoy making it.

TLDR: Do we think players will enjoy this?

In a earlier blog you said that the sold towers go back home. How does this work with village??
It just gets packed back down and shipped back home. 

Among the heroes who dislikes spicy stuff the most? Gwendolin’s definitely not on the list. She eats carolina reapers for breakfast, after all!
Adora or Quincy! 

What other animals in Bloons universe hate Bloons?
All of them

Wait, if hero skins are the same monkey in a different outfit, does that mean ET.N isn't an alien? Or does it mean base Etienne *is* an alien
Alternate universes! Same monkey, different outfit, perhaps from another universe. 

If my question doesn't get answered on the Blog after I ask it, am I allowed to ask it again in the comments of the next Blogpost?
You can! It doesn’t guarantee it will get answered as we get a lot of questions each week! 

Does Ben use Discord?
Yes! 

Why is NinjaKiwi so awesome?



 

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 

- Sav and Tarn