News 05 Apr 2019

 

Hey Ninjas, Tarn here this week!  


What's been going on this week?


There isn’t much to announce this week, however, there is a lot of work being done across the board in preparation for Easter which is only a few weeks away, so watch this space!

A new teaser has gone up on the BTD 6 Reddit.


Competition: Create a BTD 6 hero voice line


Competition time again folks!

Create a hero voice line.
You can rewrite an existing heroes voice line or create a brand new hero to go with the voice line. You’ll also need to say when this voice line gets triggered.

An example would be:
- Hero:  CaptArnold Schwarz
- Voiceline: Get back to the chopper!!
- Triggers: When you leak a bloon. 

 

Leave your entry in the comments below and we’ll pick the best 3 winners and send some awesome awesome gifts to a NK game of your choice.

Rules:
One entry per person.
Terms apply.
Entries must be in before 4pm, Thursday 11th April, 2019 (New Zealand time)
Include your username/platform user ID details in your entry.
Specify the game you’d like to receive your rewards for.
Keep it friendly and fun!


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 insta Monkey sale.
Race "Camo Trap" starting Friday ending Monday.

- BATTD -
Super Rare Orb, Tuxedo Jake, Hunter Marceline and Character Bundle Pack on sale.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gold Sale.
Training day event and on-going Zaluss.

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB, MOAB OS - BFB and BFB cards
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB cards club - BFB, BFB cards
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB - BFB OS and BFB Card Club
Monday: MOAB

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday with boss bounty for Alloy, Apoc with boss bounty for Alloy on Saturday and VS on Sunday with Black items as rewards.
Sales Epic Pack and 3rd premium gun set: Handkanone, CM 505 and HIKS S4000.

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with Black Box as reward on Saturday, Apoc 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 knowledge packs as rewards on Sunday. Knowledge Pack sale with Ancient on Mobile.

- BTD5 -
Monkey Teams rotatin every 3 hours and Lead bloons counting for the leaderboards. Heli skin on sale.

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters


Questions from the comments:


What is the exact point of the wheel of fate and how did it come into existence?
Fate is defined as forces outside of your control that make things happen. The Wheel of Fate being a force outside your control that controls the giving of treasures to players deserving of such treasures. In full Ninja Kiwi context, it did burst into existence during the late glory days of flash when a variety of game and Clan rewards was even more valuable. We know those days are gone but we’re holding onto these aspects of the website for as long as flash support remains.

Do you ever plan on creating more BTD Plushes, like the Super Monkey one?
We’ve just recently celebrated not one, but two fantastic staff members reaching their 10year working with NK achievement, and as a gift, Ninja Kiwi got some custom made plushies for them. However, we won’t be making these for sale and have no foreseeable plans to do so again as it just didn’t work for us last time.


 

What species are we in BTD Battles? We can order monkeys on the field, but we can also send bloons.
What if we are Monkeys living in a simulation, simulating ourselves popping simulated bloons. Simulation-ception!

That is highly disappointing, that we can't get BTD6 on computers. I understand the uncertainty of everything with flash going away, but I would still like to get a new awesome game I can play on my desktop.
You can always play Bloons TD 6 on Steam.

We talk a lot about how and when BTD6 might get to the website but in the vacuum that flash has left there isn’t a clear cross-browser tech that can run the game right now (OpenGL isn’t a magic bullet). Web advertising has also changed significantly (meaning declined in volume and revenue), and the old free flash games were only viable because of the strong advertising revenue they brought in at that time. So even if the browser tech was aligned, it’s very unlikely we’d be able to release the game for free. All that by way of saying that what so many awesome players want - the full version of BTD6, running in browser, for free - is simply not likely to happen.

Really NK, everyone really wants the Fighter Camp Camp, but all you care about is BTD Freaking battles which is so broken to the core & BATTD which is not even good really, due being a weird fusion of TK & BTD BTD6 is fine, but the other 2 ugh... Please NK actually makes the folks happy and give fighter camp even if it's somewhat not fully finished. Otherwise, you're breaking a promise and the competition was for naught
Said this in the last blog - we love Tower Keepers and we hoped it would be more successful, but it isn’t putting chicken dinners on the table, so we can’t put that much time into it. We hear your requests and it does keep Tower Keepers top of mind, but we have to support the games that are supporting us first. As far as feedback on Battles and BATTD, we’re always happy to hear specifics and consider changes with each update.

In BTD6, the clock on the town hall on the main menu screen changes according to your system's time. Despite this, the in-game time of day never seems to change. What's going on?
You've clearly never witnessed the power of the True Sun God. And you are making assumptions that the monkeys live on a single star solar system in the first place. Certainly possible that their planet is in a multiple star system, or they are on a ring world, or in a reflective dyson sphere, or they are in a terrarium that sits on my desk this very moment with a reliable LED shining lovingly upon them. What even is reality?

Any plans to make BTD 6 un-100%able in 10.0?
You’ll just have to wait and see :)

Where does the Spectre get its ungodly amount of missiles from? How does it fit them on the plane?
The Engineer has an entire workshop set up in the back of the Spectre that can quickly and efficiently churn out an almost unlimited supply of darts and missiles to aid in the destruction of Bloons.

If bananas are the monkey's fuel, currency, and food, what would happen if their banana supply ran out and/or banana production stopped?
Without fuel, currency and food the Bloons would quickly overwhelm the Monkeys. We daren’t even imagine it.

Deflation Race? Can we have an Apopalypse race next week?
It won’t be this weekend, but great idea and I’ll look at creating one to add in the future. :)

Cuddles or #Couch?
I’m more of a #Couch while watching #TV with some #Popcorn kind of person.

Why haven't I asked any questions the last few weeks?
You feeling okay Swedge?

 

Thanks for tuning in this week. As usual, feel free to leave a question or comment in the comments below and we’ll do our best to answer it next week :)

 

-Tarn