Art by u/migz_draws. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Update 6.8 rolled out for BTD Battles this week, introducing the new challenge mode! You can see the full description here!
Over on our socials, we shared this little sneak peek at the new map coming to BTD6, Encrypted! Any ideas on what it may look like?
Golden Ticket results:
1st: CashOut Ace- 1 minute and 49 seconds
2nd: tsp - 1 minute and 53 seconds
3rd: GivenUp! - 1 minute and 54 seconds
4th: 3FARMSTART - 1 minute and 55 seconds
5th: ArbelDaMonkey - 1 minute and 56 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Instructions Unclear" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Somebody I used to know" Race this weekend.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Halloween Event, ending in 3 weeks.
Ongoing Martian games: Deflation and allies only.
Monkeys only, no allies and more shields starting on Saturday.
Sai Adventure Pack, Dungeon Finn Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Skilled Adept.
- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB Card, BFB Boosts Only, BFB
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB Random 15, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale.
- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black item as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack and 7th premium gun set: Bayonet, RIA 75 and 888 CAW
- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with black box as rewards on Saturday and VS on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen
- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Sunday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Totem event ending Monday.
Green counting for the leaderboards. Wizard skin and Monkey Money on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
Questions from the comments:
How do you feel when you introduce a new feature (such as Etienne) and people start hating on it?
We understand that not everything we do is going to be a huge hit with everyone - though we like to think we do a pretty good job most of the time and are constantly balancing what is best for our games and what makes them fun - and try to listen to them on what they do or don’t like. For every bit of “hate” there is, we’ve found there is also always a lot of constructive criticism that helps us learn from it! Plus, most of our community are still pretty nice about it. :)
are there any plans to make modding of older games a little more accessible, such as a "featured mods" page for btd5, which links the mod as well as a link to the creator's youtube/discord account? i'd love to see some of the big modders get some exposure for their hard work
In truth, we aren’t planning anything for mods and probably won’t at this stage. We do understand that the modders are a very important part of the community but there is just nothing planned for it.
with the newest btd battles update out, introducing an event for low level players, are there plans to make a harder version for more experienced players? also, are there any plans for a card battles update? i feel this mode has been neglected for a long time, and i'd love to see some love shown to it :)
Some of the challenges will be harder going forward! We have heard community feedback about cards but there is nothing planned just now!
What's the backstory behind Professor Evil (that monkey that came to BTD Battles recently)?
We aren’t entirely sure yet, we are still getting information on them… Professor Evil is really good at keeping the past in the past. Maybe there is something they’re trying to hide??
Is Ettiene going to turn into a beekeeper at some point? Or maybe team up with the monkey farmer and use flying tomatoes?
We have seen some very cool art for Etienne as a beekeeper! We have some very cool skins planned for him!
Is Ben good at gaming? If he is, whats his favourite game?
He is! He tends to play a lot of MOBA’s.
Why do the bloons want the monkeys loved ones?
They just want the general destruction of everything good and pure.
Will you ever thinking of patching returning to Home when you almost die in BT6? Or will you add a redo round option in modes other then Challenge Editor, ofc redo round will remove black border.
No, this is something we don’t mind players doing! We won’t be adding a redo round to other modes though as this is specific to the challenge editor.
Is there any particular reason as to how the Sky Shredder no longer pops camos by default?
The Sky Shredder is so focused on making those sick turns that it doesn’t notice when a sneaki camo gets through.
Are there any current or down the road plans for SAS: Zombie Assault as a whole? I appreciate the constant news on daily refreshes for the Web and Mobile versions, but needless to say those games won't have any further significant updates. the topic of a new SAS game (SAS:5 as an example) itself, or even any big plans with the franchise as a whole seems like such a mystery to me because I've NEVER seen a definitive answer from either the devs or any other sources.
Our team is still in the very, very early stages of planning SAS5 but there hasn’t been any new development there.
Now that the NK Forums are retired, where are you going to post the update notes for Bloons TD Battles?
Over on the new NK Reddit! :)
Can we get an alternative way of getting the new Trophy Store scary items after the time is over ? That isn't just waiting for it again (maybe by doing an achievement) Btw, loving to see more data, looking forward to more
No, this is something we did specifically want to be limited time but as this was something we hadn’t done before, we did want to make sure players would have time to save up for them!
Is there any plans for web BTD5 (besides hotfixes and leaderboards of course) or is it pretty much discontinued?
Sadly, there are no plays for it as none of our team really works with Flash anymore.
What is Bloontonium made of?
What’s that thingy called again..? Oh that’s right… Bloontonium.
Do the monkeys besides the heroes have genders? I know a few like super monkey fan club, prince of darkness, and legend of the night are male based on their name or description.
No, even with those descriptions we don’t tend to gender the monkeys.
What will happen to BMC when flash dies?
BMC Flash is available through the Ninja Kiwi Archive so you can continue your NK web data there! :)
why does Pat yell "Get Them!" even when the entire screen if filled with camo bloons?
He’s trying his best.
What's the likelyhood of Kong SAS4 being made compatible with NK archive? We kong players would like to keep our progress…
Unfortunately, we cannot move Kong SAS4 data to the Archive as the game saves are stored with Kong and we have no access to them. :(
In terms of lore, what is a Continue?
A being of power giving the monkeys a much needed boost and one last chance
Which is better, A MOAB Sized red bloon or a red bloon sized MOAB?
Red bloon sized MOAB.
Can you make an bloons fps?
We aren’t planning on branching out into FPSs!
What do you think about people actually making fanmade BTD games?
It really depends, we love seeing player creations but we also can’t give them permission to use “Bloons” or our other trademarks as that can lead to us losing them. However, we do really love the creativity behind some of the ideas!
What are the Monkeys' favorite and least favorite heroes?
All of the monkeys love the heroes!
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn