Art by u/Dexie_93. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Happy December everyone!
This week saw two updates roll out! BTD5 received a small update with a brand new winter map while BTD6 got a new update with nothing super interesting in it… Except that Dartling Gunner has returned! Along with two new maps, a new Obyn skin and the brand new challenge browser! See all the update notes here.
Doom and Tomb results:
1st: tsp + Tudor - 2 minutes and 24.63 seconds
2nd: Skibimi - 2 minutes and 25.75 seconds
3rd: ArbelDaMonkey - 2 minutes and 25.83 seconds
4th: EinsoO_o - 2 minutes and 29 seconds
5th: Fuan - 2 minutes and 31 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Boat Trip" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Working.On.Form" Race this weekend.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Monkeys only, no allies and more shields.
Wizard attack, half cash and no powers starting on Sunday.
Finn Hero Pack, Ice King Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Dragons Hoard.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Roadblock this weekend. With a second tougher one on Hydro Dam starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
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, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black items as rewards 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 -
Monkey team starting Friday and rotating every 3 hours.
Yellow counting for the leaderboards. Heli skin and Monkey Money on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
Questions from the comments:
When is the darling gunner going to come
What are the Monkeys planning for Christmas?
Take some time off to relax!
is pirate gold bay the only game that you made have profanity
Pirate bay gold was not developed by us, just sponsored on the website
How does a regular Ceramic Bloon become a Super Ceramic?
Same way a dart monkey becomes a super monkey.
Aye, ye think ye will ever bring back tower skins? Me and me mateys wouldn't be opposed to seeing them return!
Arrr, it might be somethin’ we do but not anytime soon, Cap’n.
Are there plans for other merch patterns? I would buy a mug covered with different bloons saying "Can't talk now I'm rushing"
We definitely do have more plans for more merch store designs! Our team has just been working very hard on this latest update but as we move into the new year, we will be looking into adding more designs!
Idk bro, Ben sus, Bringing a laptop everywhere, like the kind used for SABOTOGES
There are two imposters! Vote Ben.
everybody is talking about how great dartling is coming back, but question, from that huge mech we saw in the teaser, is that tech branched from the anti-bloon? also how do the laser paragon sentrys work from the engineers?
Military Monkeys have their own research division, but Dr. Monkey does consult for them, so there may be some technology share going on. Like you say, Engineer sentry beams look pretty similar so likely all related to the original coconut lasing experiments that Dr. Monkey ran in grad school.
Will Tower Keepers go to archives?
No, as TK wasn’t actually made in Flash, it should still work past the end of Flash this year.
Do The Bloon Solver and The Biggest One use the same/similar materials for their weapons?
Quite different actually, as One is rubber, one is Glue...
How do crossbow masters and sharpshooter channel the immense power of the almighty R A N D O M C R I T S and more importantly, are said random crits truly fair and balanced?
Many monkeys must prostrate themselves before the altar of RNG. Generally the monkeys think it works pretty well for them but the Bloons likely think it’s unfair.
Why is everyone asking “When is dartling”, but no one is asking “How is dartling “. Can someone tell me how dartling is doing?
Very, very excited to be back!
How does fusty the snowman not melt in any of the hot maps?
You haven’t watched Frozen 2? For shame.
does it cost 400,000 dollars for a dartling gunner to fire its weapon for 12 seconds?
If you’d be willing to pay that, we’re sure we can make that happen.
How long have you guys been designing the dartling gun? Are there any fun tidbits of information about the challenges/process of designing a tower that you want to share?
We’ve been thinking about the dartling gunner since the game launched, but the real nuts and bolts (re) design of him only began about 3 months ago. One of the major talking points about him was actually the removal of camo detection as a base ability… there was quite a lot of debate around this, and we only changed that (and the resultant upgrades) a few weeks ago.
what happened to the specialty buildings?
We had a ton of fun setting up the Specialty Buildings for BTD5 and working some of those elements into BMC. But we also love complex tech trees so that’s why we moved much of that capability into Monkey Knowledge, while some of it flowed into main tower upgrades.
What kind of education do monkeys go through before they fight bloons?
It largely depends on their speciality training, but almost all monkeys go through a common set of courses: Action Poses 101, Spandex Fashion: History and Future, and Physics of Friendly Fire.
How many monkeys loved the reference to "Call me maybe" ? Is Monkey Carly Rae aware?
All of the monkeys. Carly suggested the entire Odyssey. At least that’s what someone told us.
Can the cannon tower have a little friend?
So it can say, “Hello?”
Are there any completely new towers in mind, like druid and alchemist?
Not at this stage! Making a new tower requires huge amounts of work to make them exciting but balanced and doesn't take away from other towers.
Why is the lag in co op so garbage even if everyone else has disconnected?
Ouch. Garbage. We’ll try to look past that even while continuing to work on improving performance on the most garbage of devices in the most garbage internet conditions. For that case in particular, a one-person co-op game is still a co op game that links to server relays; it can’t be flipped out of that paradigm mid-game.
What does Permaspike think of Admiral Brickell? And what does she think of them back?
That is some solid anthropomorphism there, so points for that. But no, Permaspike doesn’t have thoughts, because it’s a machine. Brickell has admitted that she likes Permaspike’s style.
Are any of the heroes allergic to anything? Maybe bananas?
Being allergic to bananas would be very unfortunate…
What has the Dartling Gunner been doing in his downtime between BTD5 and his return in BTD6?
They spent the time training and now they are back and better than ever!
Where does the tower go when you sell it?
whats with the tack zone looking dartling
Play the new update and find out!
How does the Glue Gunner work in the cold if the glue freezes?
It is immune to freezing.
Thanks for returning Dartling! :D
Everyone wish Waffle a happy birthday because this boy just turned one! :D
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn