Art by u/vScorpius. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
BTD6 received update 23.0 and also 23.1 this week with a brand new expert map called Ravine, new trophy store items and a whole lot of balance changes. See the full update notes here.
This is the end of the road results:
1st: P2W - 2 minutes and 24 seconds
2nd: e1893 - 2 minutes and 25.34 seconds
3rd: ready to quit - 2 minutes and 25.151 seconds
4th: KokichiOuma - 2 minutes and 25.154 seconds
5th: LDR9- 2 minutes and 25.46 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Double BLIMP Trouble" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Race this" Race this weekend.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on A Game this weekend. With a second tougher one on Park starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Half cash and allies only.
Clones, more shields and more fortified starting on Sunday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with black box as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity
- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Totem event starting Friday, lasting for one week.
MOAB counting for the leaderboards. Ace skin on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Gem Master.
Questions from the comments:
What are the sizes of the MOAB class bloons, in real measurements, canonically?
Big. Bigger. Even Bigger. Smaller so faster. Really Big.
Not sure if this has been asked before, but have there ever been any thoughts on a map maker?
We have considered it! It was a huge amount of work when we’ve done editors previously, as heaps is going on under the hood. We may revisit at a later date but no plans for it now.
For the next tower to add do you plan on adding the [REDACTED] monkey?
Yep! Right after the [REDACTED] map!
Why does obyn say "The spirits of the forest awaken." There is only one spirit of the forest, because it is a fifth tier tower. Is obyn actually a druid as well? They both have shrubbery that grow on the track, they both have upgrades with the word "wrath" in them, And they both can generate money! So is obyn like an x-5-5 SotF/AoW?
All heroes start as a monkey apprentice or student, if only to their own quest for knowledge and Bloon-free skies
Why can't I play BTD5? It says I'm not logged in(though I am) It only allows me to play as Guest.(ANDI WAS ON RANK 66...)
Our team is aware of the issue with logging in to the games on the website and are working on it!
How are monkey babies made? and what happened to quincys mother?
Well, when a mummy and daddy monkey love each other very much… Ya know, maybe you should ask your parents. Quincy’s mother is very much alive and could happily answer your questions!
How did Quincy get hit by a nefarious DTD? I thought nothing could get past his bow…
Shhh! He’s sensitive about it.
What happened to the btd5 wizard lord, and is it a rival to the archmage?
More like a mentor. Now they get together alternate Thursdays and play cards.
When we pause/close the game, do the monkeys take a break?
The Secret Life of Monkeys, coming to a cinema near you! We actually have no idea but we have to think it’s like that. Or Toy Story or Wreck it Ralph. Hmmm, sensing a pattern.
Does Brickell have a tail? This is for those who are unsure about her.
All monkeys do!
Who exactly are the bloon overlords? Why do they hate the monkeys so much they send bloons against them?
We wish we knew!
Do monkeys dream of bloons when they sleep?
Yep, just like all the NK staff.
How do bloon skins work? Are the bloons really that obliging to dress up in weird costumes?
They see them more as disguises, hoping it’ll allow them to sneak past the monkeys.
How do you all manage to answer so many questions!?
Team work! Work, team! :)
Why is the Bloonchipper not in plans for BTD6? (Besides it being too OP) Why can't you just degrade it?
Bloonchipper is just not a fun tower for us, it's super hard to balance and something that can feel like a small nerf can totally destroy the careful balance with it. It was a fun tower in BTD5 but we feel we can make towers that are more awesomer than it in the future.
Are there any towers that you have considered but ended up being scrapped for btd6?
do monkey buccaneers have their own bloon popping shanties?
Absolutely! I just can’t sing any of them.
What species of monkey are the monkeys in BTD games?
The bloon-popping kind
What are your thoughts on Ninjakiwi games pre-btd5?
Have you see the new fan game BloonsFPS? what are your thoughts?
Yes we’ve seen it and we love anyone expressing their creativity. Garden Warfare has been out for awhile and Bloon FPS or RPG or Open World have all been discussed by the community and the team, but just because Ninja Kiwi hasn’t built any of those doesn’t mean that someone else has the rights to. We haven’t and can’t give permission for it to use our IP, cause confusion to players, or impact the livelihoods of our team, so we have to keep an eye on it.
Will you ever release concept art or any sort of art book? i really love the art style of btd6, and i would love to see how long and how complicated the style became!
We have shared some concept work in the past but we have no plans for an art book at this stage!
Can you port your BTD 5 progress from flash to steam, mobile, or console?
Sadly not as the Flash version is totally different and the saves aren’t compatible.
Will there be new cards of any kind planned to be released for card battles?
Not at the moment!
How are the NK Kiwi staff doing in these COVID times? -From a neighbouring New Zealander-
We are all very grateful to be living in NZ and feeling very privileged to be able to live our lives almost normally!
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn