News 02 Aug 2019

Art by u/hiimGP - Original post here.
 

Hey Ninjas, Tarn and Sav here this week!  


What's been going on this week?


It’s been a busy week in the office working on a number of awesome things. Just how awesome? A solid 11/10 amount of awesome. 

We’ve also had a new Community Manager join the ranks, Jennifer. You’ll start seeing more of her once she gets up to speed.
Soul Phoenix guild in Tower Keepers set a new record for damage done to Zalus and in doing so caused a display issue. Not to worry though Soul Phoenix! The rewards for placing in the top spot have now been sent through. 

Race results for SweetTricksYo:

1st: SweetTricks Yo - 1 minute and 49 seconds
2nd: FenixKillah - 1 minute and 52 seconds
3rd: TobiBloon - 1 minute and 56 seconds
4th: LiikeAKrieger - 2 minutes and 8 seconds
5th: Shwax - 2 minutes and 13 seconds


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 insta Monkey sale. 
"Prepare for trouble! Make it double!" race starting Friday. 

- BATTD - 
Martian games: On-going Shuffle, No powers and Half cash. 
More Ghosts, Magic Man and No Powers starting Sunday. 
Finn Hero Pack, Character Bundle and Ice King Adventure Pack sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gem Sale.
Dragons Hoard event and Korgan's Revenge Campaign.

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Cards and BFB Boosts only.
Saturday: MOAB Club, MOAB Cards - BFB, BFB Cards.
Sunday: MOAB Club Cards, MOAB - BFB, BFB Boosts only, BFB Club Card
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions on sale 

- SAS4 web -
On-going Trident championship.
Sales on Epic Pack and 6th premium gun set: Ricochet, CM 352 and CM 467

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday, LMS on Sunday with Black Box as reward.
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 knowledge pack on Sunday.
Wild Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
On-going totems with White pops counting for the leaderboards. 
Ninja skin and Monkey Money sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sales.


Questions from the comments: 


What happens when the bloons makes contact with the monkeys?
Owies 

Can you add a select all button in BTD6
What are you wanting to select?

How was your day?
Awesome! How was yours? 

what movies do the monkeys watch? horror? indie? King Kong (heh.)?
They do quite like Planet of the Apes….

Will the new powers in BTD Battles get removed/reworked? The community for the game don't approve with them almost fully. Or could this be a strategic move for BTD Battles 2...?
We’re always looking at the balance of the game, and the overall community feedback. Your feedback is always appreciated! Generally with most new features, it takes a little time before players get used to new metas and the full power of each new strategy. 

When will we get new towers, like the monkey academy or the dartling gunner??
Maybe one day! They aren’t something we have guaranteed but not something ruled out either. :) 

What percentage of CHIMPS attempts fail on round 6?
100% of CHIMPS Obyn starts will fail on round 6.

I have no clue who Rohan is ._. I like kiwi (fruit) flavored ice cream
Rohan is one of our amazing QA team members! :D 

Do you plan to fix bugs and exploits such as the Carrier Flagship?
Yes!

Maybe the Heli-Pilot's Razor Rotors work by either FLYING UPSIDE DOWN (and the top-down perspective doesn't let us see this) or the Razor Rotors are attached to the underside of the helicopter.
Probably best not to get too close either way. 

Why are the pineapples explosive?
Why isn’t all fruit explosive?

How was the first MOAB created?
Lots of bloons melded together. 

will the team return back the bloonchipper if so then how much does the 5 tier top path mid path bottom path i feel that the 5 tier top path will cost 200,000 on easy and it would grab the bad and it have 4 more sucks for normal moabs that just my idea for the top path and it was on my brain for long time also are they gonna be more depth on the setting like remove some unneeded animation like the smoking thing that come for the 4 tier top path banana farm and the alchemist top path 4 and 5 tier etc beacuse that would reduce lag for late game
The return of the Bloonchipper is unknown at this point. As for reducing the lag late game, the animations only play a very small part in this particular game, lower-end devices will start to struggle with the sheer amount bloons taking damage and the calculations happening in the background. 

Thanks for the race results!
We got you!

Did a failed experiment result in a monkey becoming the first Bloon? If so, did the Monkeys reject it, leading it to run away, create more of it's kind and build an army, and forever hate Monkeys for rejecting it?
A bloon couldn’t come from a monkey! They are born of hate and evil. 

Besides Churchill's passion for surfing, how do the other Heroes let loose during the summer?
Gwen loves firing up the grill, Obyn likes taking long walks along the beach and Ben hides in his room with the AC up. 

Egg 2?

How do the hero skins fit into the "lore"?
The heroes bloon popping powers aren’t limited by their visual fashion choices.

 

Thanks for tuning in Ninjas! 

Have a great weekend :) 

 

Tarn and Sav