News 13 Mar 2020

Art by u/ILK_Hitman. Original post here.

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


What's been going on this week?


16.2 was released this week with some bug fixes as well as bringing BTD6 to Mac! See the patch notes here.

Countersnipe got update 1.2 which added a few more items! 

BTD5 also got an update 3.24, which added new map, Forgotten Garden!
 

Seas The Day race results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 43 seconds
2nd: 49mmracepls -
 2 minutes and 52 seconds
3rd: DartElite0051 -  2 minutes and 55 seconds
4th: Tobi -  2 minutes and 58 seconds
5th: GummyMittens -  3 minutes and 6 seconds


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkey sale.
"Spintacular" Race this weekend with 75 Monkey Money Entry Fee. 

- Countersnipe -
Target Practice event, ending Sunday. 

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing shuffle, more camos and no allies. 
Allies only, no powers and wizard attack starting Saturday.
Dungeon Finn sale, Sai Adventure Pack sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Skilled Adept. 

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

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with Black items as rewards Saturday, Apoc on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 6th premium gun set: Ricochet, CM 352 and CM 467

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc 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 - 
Collection event starting Sunday.
Daily monkey teams with knowledge pack on Sunday.
Knowledge Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Totem event starting Monday.
Monkey Team rotating every 3 hours, ending monday.
Rainbow counting for the leaderboards. Heli skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments: 


Who's the monkey on the monkey money dollar bill?
A historic figure

Who built the roads, monkeys or bloons? And were road tolls the beginning of the dispute between them?
It was built by the Monkeys but there were no road tolls.

Would you guys ever consider releasing an artwork book/booklet? Even if it was a kickstarter project or something similar, I'm sure it would get backed in a heartbeat!
It isn’t something we have thought about doing!

Bloons TD 6 2D?
Probably not. It would require our team to completely rebuild the game, which isn’t something we want to do!

When you were working on Impoppable for BTD 5, why did you make the Sun God green?
Impoppable is envious of all the cash and lives everyone else has

I am going to guess that a possible SAS TD2 will take around 666 days to create and then release on mobile/Steam…
We don’t have any plans for a SAS TD2. 

Yearly ask about whether you guys are working on or thinking about working on an updated BMC with BTD6 tower mechanics. Also, are there any plans on bringing back the Bloonchipper? And if so, what class do you think you would make it (support, military, etc.) Playing BMC is making me wish we had it for BTD6
We don’t have any plans for a BMC with BTD6 graphics! We haven’t eliminated the chance for the Bloonchipper to come back but it isn’t something we are currently planning. If it did, it would probably be support. 

How do you pronounce Ezili?
Ah-Zeal-Lee
It took us a while to decide this! We’ve all been saying Ezili very slowly over and over again and now nothing sounds right. It’s kind of like when you spend all night typing the same word and by the end of it, it looks incorrect. 

Whatever happened to Driller Bunny?
It drilled too far and we lost track of it. 

Have you though of adding more bloon types from other games like Zombie and shielded from BATTD, Lead as a universal property like in btd x (and all the other stuff from the fan game), glass and phasing from bsm 2. Etc.
It is something we have considered! We don’t have plans currently but maybe one day!

Would BTDB2 run on the BTD6 engine. and is there any plan to release it any time soon?
We would need to completely rebuild the game and those sorts of things take a lot of time. 

What's inside a super mine?
Super explosions 

How did Quincy get injured by the DDT in order to become Cyber Quincy?
He was a little too sure that nothing could get past his bow...

How many spells does archmage know?
15

Is there anything you wish BTD players didn't do? If so what is it?
We have a great community and you all continue to show how amazing you are, encouraging and helping new players so no! There isn’t anything we would change! 

How does Dr. Monkey know English then?
He is a very smart monkey

How does Ben stay so fit? It's not very typical of programmers…
You haven’t met the Ninja Kiwi programmers then.

Where did the 108% come from for Hard Mode costs? 85% for Easy and 120% for Impop make sense, but 108% seems somewhat arbitrary
The number 108 is composed using arabic numerals and is the natural number following 107 and preceding 109. It’s considered a sacred number in a few different religions and also is the number of cards in a typical UNO deck. 

What's the process you go through at the office when deciding how a newly created tower or hero should be balanced?
A lot of discussions, play time and making sure a huge range of people play it to see how our players might use it!

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

-Tarn and Sav