Art by u/DiagonalCrosswalks. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Welcome back everyone! Our team has officially returned to the office and we have missed you all! We have some amazing things coming this year so keep an eye out for them! :D
We know a lot of you have questions and concerns about the Ninja Kiwi website and the end of Flash. While we had high hopes the Ninja Kiwi Archive would survive past January 12th, it is currently not working. We’re looking at ways to get it working as soon as possible, but it’s not an easy problem to solve.
In the meantime, we’ve implemented the Supernova plugin on the website, which should let you play most of our games, though we are still working on supporting logged in users. At present you’ll need to play as Guest on those games which normally you would log in to (such as BTD5, BTD4, SAS3 etc).
Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve these issues and we will keep everyone updated!
For some fun information, take a look at this graph our analytics guy provided which shows plays and wins on each map in the game over the past month! Is it what you expected?
Downhill Avalanche results:
1st: ArbelDaMonkey - 2 minutes and 17 seconds
2nd: 8 - 2 minutes and 18 seconds
3rd: skibimi - 2 minutes and 19 seconds
4th: Minus - 2 minutes and 20.17 seconds
5th: tsp - 2 minutes and 20.50 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Commander in Action" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Moon Guardian ~By Skye" Race this weekend.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Shuffle, no powers and half cash.
More ghosts, magic man and no powers starting on Sunday.
Flame Princess Adventure Pack, Jake Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and learned scholar.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Race Track this weekend. With a second tougher one on Bloon Circles starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB Cards, BFB Boosts Only
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed- BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and 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 Monkey Knowledge pack on Sunday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Totem event starting Friday, lasting for one week.
Lead counting for the leaderboards. Sniper skin and Monkey Money on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.
Questions from the comments:
Do Striker Jones and Admiral Brickell like each other? Are they dating?
They have a lot of mutual respect for each other!
Why did you decide to give first place medals to 57 people? How do you justify that?
Whenever we have had a tie for first place in the past, we have always given out first place to everyone who received it as sadly, the system just isn’t designed to pick who got that time first. However, this is something we are going to be investigating!
Does Quincy have unlimited arrows?
Nope, just the perfect amount
When will you add a new map to BTD6?
We tend to add one with each update!
Why can't the monkeys run to the exit if bloons are about to leave?
The monkeys are highly trained and know that you’ve placed them in exactly the right spot based on your exceptional tactical knowledge. They would never doubt their commander!
has any monkey ever considered to teleport humans into btd6 so the pizza bfb gets devoured?
The monkeys believe the pizza is tainted in some way as even Pat won’t eat it
sas5, previous blogs said it entered the designing phase and then that you have started planning, I feel like those are very contradicting things that you said and I'm kinda confused. how far along are you with it and did sas5 get canceled sometime and get restarted or something?
Nothing for SAS5 has been started and then cancelled, all we can do is refer you back to our previous comments about SAS5 from the blog last October which you can find here.
Were the Purple Bloon immunities inspired at all by BSM2 Glass Bloons?
We take care when adding new Bloon types to the Blooniverse, but the Purple Bloon came about specifically as a counter to strong magic strategies.
Can you make a free version of BTD5 Deluxe, so it doesn't become lost media (since it's the only flash appearance of the Bloonchipper)?
Sadly we won’t be making BTD5 Deluxe free (or available for purchase again!)
if a grandmaster ninja is a red belt, what does a black belt look like?
No one has seen the black belt monkey in years… too stealthy.
In the btd6 tutorial, you can only place towers in specific, tailored spots so that the tutorial is beatable. Will we ever see this feature return for the challenge editor?
We hadn’t planned on it but that is a cool idea! Sadly, it may not be something we could easily make though.
how do people get 1 minute in races I tried spamming the round as fast as possible and got 30 secs but died how do people get 2 minutes
Trust me, I can’t get 1 minute times either! Try watching some of the racers YouTube videos to see how they do it but it usually comes down to insane micro! - Sav
what is a monkey's favorite nursery rhyme
Surely gotta be 5 little monkeys
the M.A.D. and the anti-bloon look kinda similar, are they built out of the same kind of tech?
As Dr. Monkey would say: “Mos’ def!”
what's your favorite bloons td game I like bloons td 3
It's gotta be BTD6 for me! - Sav
If a dartling gunner played sas, what would their LMG of choice be?
Hard to look past the Proposition for a Monkey who likes to sit still and mow down from a distance. Although any Dartling Gunner would be just as likely to trade in for a Hotspot!
Once again, thank you for the beloved dartling gunner. Here is my question for the week, as an avid BTD5 fan, will BTD6 Ever see a mastery mode? Or would that be too hard for the players?
It is something we have thought about for sure but if or when this might happen is still up in the air!
So, we have the Sun God and whoever "the Vengeful Monkey" is, and the Boss Bloons are basically the Bloon equivalent of god-tier beings, but are there any other godly beings?
There may be but they have not yet revealed themselves…
How do Dartling Gunners and Helicopters see your cursor, and more importantly, why are they not concerned that a floating monkey hand is telling them where to go?
It's more of a guiding hand, they don’t notice and just get a feeling on where to shoot.
Are the best bananas reserved for the heroes, and if so, are other monkeys jealous of that?
No, the bananas are shared equally.
Will you update the BTD6 website? Its pretty outdated and i would like to see it used for more than just backgrounds. Maybe add a race or oddysey tracker, or even implement the challenge browser into the website so that you can save them and play them in game.
We’ve talked about showing some data on the web about the game, but don’t have any short term plans for it to share with you just yet.
Does adding the facepalm emote to btd6 mean that development of Battles 2 can commence?
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn