News 14 Feb 2020

Art by u/Nymitri. Original post here.

 

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


What's been going on this week?


Happy Valentines everyone! We hope you have a delightful day!

Countersnipe received a small bug fix in 1.1.1.

BTD6 also received update 15.2 on all platforms which fixed backend issues. 

Now you see me race results:
1st: Seclate - 2 minutes and 8.14 seconds
2nd: tsp  - 2 minutes and 8.96 seconds
3rd: Kinsboy - 2 minutes and 9 seconds
4th: Ngik - 2 minutes and 15 seconds
5th: Day release - 2 minutes and 20 seconds


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkey sale.
"Valentines Special: Be Mine" Race this weekend.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing Magic man, no powers and more regrow. 
Monkeys only, no allies and more shieflds  starting Sunday
Tuxedo Jake sale, Hunter Marceline sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Onging training day. 
Zaluss starting Wednesday 

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts only, BFB Cards
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Club- BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Bag of Medallions and Chest of Medallions access on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, APOC on Saturday and VS with black items as rewards on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack and 1st premium gun set: Planet Stormer, WPX Incinerator and HIKS A10

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday, LMS with Black Box as rewards 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 pack on Sunday.
Collection event starting Saturday. 
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Preffered Monkey rotating every 3 hours, ending Monday. 
Pink counting for the leaderboards. Sub skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters


Questions from the comments: 


What do Jones and Churchill think of each other? Are they comrades in battle or is there a bitter rivalry between the two?
They are a little competitive (a lot competitive) but overall, see each other as friends!

Two questions: What kind of content was cut between the beta and release? What would you consider adding into the game?
Originally, the game was going to have a top down camera view but we decided to change the camera angle to what everyone knows and loves now.

What is the sound that 4/X/X Alchemists make supposed to be?
The potion bottle breaking and the stimulant inside being absorbed by the targeted tower!

What do the monkeys' and the bloons' national anthems sound like, if they have any?
I don’t remember the monkey anthem but the bloons one just sounds like rubber squeaking. 

Are you guys gonna make a Bloons monkey city with the BTD6 engine?
We have no plans for it right now but you never know what lies ahead.

Do the monkeys speak English, or do they speak some monkey-language which is translated into English? If so then what does their language sound like?
English! How else would you understand the heroes?

What kinds of education do all the heroes have?
Depends on the hero! Pat never studied much, but we know that Ben studied computer sciences and Gwen studied the art of pyrotechnics!

If not all monkeys can wield magic, how do the ice monkeys gain this power? Are they born with it? Must they be exposed to harsh cold? Several months ago I asked about the color of their fur, but I think the origin of their powers is far more important.
Have you heard of monks that go and sit under waterfalls to train their minds? Think along those lines but in frozen tundras. 

Where can I find NinjaKiwi fan art policy? I have ideas for a few things (a visual dictionary of fan fiction and a card game, both about Bloons) I'd love to make and share, but I want to be sure you guys would be okay with it!
If you want to find our policy, you can find it here! If you want to get some more info, send a ticket to support with the full idea and we can give you a more specific answer. 

How are player-submitted challenges processed? i.e, if you like a challenge, do you save it for later use or use it asap as a daily challenge?
When a challenge is submitted, it is added to our queue and our team steadily goes through them and mark which ones we like! However, we get so many challenges submitted that there is a chance we won’t see every single challenge. 

If Tarn and Sav were each a tower, what tower and path would they be?
Sav - 300 Super Monkey. Also known as the SAV.
Tarn - 502 Glue Gunner 

i've asked this but it wasn't answered so i'll do it again: are the flash games here going to be converted to html5
We’ve answered something a little while ago about this but if you missed it:
We're looking at how we can continue to have a great browser game portal at ninjakiwi.com and what we can do both going forward with new games but also what we do with our big archive of great flash games. No news at the moment, however.

How goes the development of SAS Zombie Assault 5? Has it begun?
Sadly, nothing to report there! 

Is Churchill when not in battle with bloons be outside of his tank or will he just sit in there head exposed?
He tends to remain in the tank unless he needs to fit into a tight parking spot… He’s not very good at that so he gets Striker Jones to help.

Are the hero skins canon?
Yes

How do tracks not get completely obliterated by Tsar Bomba's ability?
Bloons absorb the impact. 

Will the original Bloons games ever see the light again?
Probably not at this stage! 

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

-Tarn and Sav