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Hey everyone! Welcome to this week's blog with the NK team!
What's been going on this week?
Our team is hard at work this week getting some awesome new updates ready!
Preview notes for 31.0 for BTD6 can be found here! :)
We also wanted to include our announcement from last week just in case anyone missed it. We also realize that it was April Fools last week and wanted to make it clear this was a real announcement.
It's with great sadness we have to announce the end of service for the following web games.
BTD5 web co-op (Single player will still be accessible)
BTD5 web Daily Challenges
We recently learned that we'd need to migrate our servers over to new providers which don't support the titles above, so as of April 30th, they will no longer be available to play (this includes on the NK Archive). We'd like to say a massive thank you to all of you who have continued to play and support these games throughout the years, and hope that you'll still take advantage of their mobile counterparts, as well as the other titles still available on the Archive.
Thank you for being More Awesomer.
April Fools Race Results:
1st: YtseJam - 1 minute and 44.2 seconds
2nd: Cal4din - 1 minute and 44.3 seconds
3rd: Alpowk - 1 minute and 45.43 seconds
4th: KLTD1234 - 1 minute and 45.46 seconds
5th: YT: Colt BTD6 - 1 minute and 45.5 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Ongoing collection event, ending in two weeks.
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Second Chance" Odyssey ending Tuesday.
"52% Done ~By YT Colt BTD6" Race this weekend.
Lych will be appearing early this week on KartsNDarts, starting Friday and ending early on Tuesday.
- Battles 2 -
Ongoing Season 3, ending Wednesday.
Obyn Friendship Showcase ending Tuesday.
- Bloons Pop -
Friday: Black Bloon Popper
Saturday: Green Bloon Popper
Sunday: Level Smasher
Gold Passes, 3rd Canister, Bloonstones, Auto Fast Forward and Vault of Monkey Money on sale.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Temple this weekend. With a second tougher one starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Easter event, ending in a week.
Ongoing Martian games: More ghosts, more camo and more zombies.
Shuffle, more regrow and fast regrow starting on Sunday.
Tuxedo Jake, Hunter Marceline and Character Bundle pack on sale.
- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday LMS with black box as rewards on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 4th premium gun set: Vitriol, Ronson 5x5 and CM 0Kelvin
- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Wednesday.
Heli skin on sale.
Questions from the comments:
Will Bloons Monkey City Web and BTD Battles Web continue to function?
For now yes, but fair warning that BMC Web is nearly 9 years old Flash technology and Battles web is even older! They will also reach end of life in the not too distant future.
Could you provide some more specific details on what happened to all the servers for BTD5 Flash, SAS3 Flash, SAS4 Flash, and Countersnipe Flash? I’m curious about the story behind this very difficult decision to end internet service for these games.
The service provider that we have used for many years and built scripts on to start, manage and scale servers up for all of our infrastructure unexpectedly announced they would be closing the service we were using. We’ve scrambled to get all of our systems switched over to something new but these much older Flash games had quite bespoke setups that it would take a large investment of time to migrate. We’re really sad to see these games go, but it simply wasn’t possible to save them.
You can't fool me that these games will end Ninja Kiwi, tryna April fool me?
If only it was!
What would happen if the monkeys turned friendly fire off
Estimate how many ninjakiwi workers (preferably out of those you've met) how many would be very likely to impulse-buy candy at the grocery store?
At least 50%. Percentage would go higher if there were fresh, soft-baked cookies at every checkout.
Are there any towers that wont get paragons, also how long do you think itl'l be until you've made all of them?
We’re not sure if all towers would make good paragons, but nothing is decided yet. We have basic drafts of what we’d like to try for every tower already, but each paragon we’ve done to date has changed somewhat as we build them out.
What is more powerful? Anti-Bloon, or the Bloonsday Device?
Bloon-ending technology taps into the most destructive forces in the monkeyverse - it is not done lightly, often, or with comparisons in mind.
Should I feel ashamed of myself if my only good strategy for BTD5 was spamming 4-2 Tack Shooters around a Meerkat Spy?
Absolutely not! Maybe we should feel ashamed if that worked as well as it sounds like it did.
What was your favorite hero to make and add to the game?
Geraldo has been pretty amazing (Although the programmers working on it may not agree here)
Can you tell the wizard monkey I said hi?
They said hi back!
What if, Saudawithagun?
What are the heroes favorite sodas?
Souda Pop. Bloons Pop. Banana Root Sarsaparilla.
Why do the bloons fly instead of walk?
We understand there are many parallel universes, but we are wondering in which one Bloons filled with lighter than air gases would nevertheless walk.
Is the monkey inside the t5 Tack Shooter ok? No one could survive that much heat/sawblades/tacks.
We feel the same way about some of our friends who play too much VR, swapping out headband chafing and sweaty google cuffs for sawblades, of course.
What is your least favourite map in the game?
how many parrots can brickell have
Brickell doesn’t so much have parrots - it’s more like she creates an environment where parrots feel loved, supported, and like extra pretty birds…
Did Psi ever think about asking Dj Ben to join his band? If yes then why isnt Ben in the band?
Psi is more of a one monkey kind of band but DJ Ben has sampled some of their music in his stuff!
Is there any plans for proper multitouch for Bloons Tower Defense Battles 2 yet? There are ways to do so but a simple multitouch system where you can eco and place down monkeys at the same time would be amazing!
Multitouch is a massive priority for us but has taken a chunk of time to get right. Read those Battles 2 preview notes!
Are any of the heroes or other towers jealous of Geraldo's stache?
It is a truly glorious stache. If Geraldo were in Jumanji, smouldering stache would definitely show up on a pec press. Jealousy, weeping, swooning, or other uncontrollable emotions are certain.
Will BTD6 and/or Battles 2 ever come to the steam deck?
No plans for this at the moment, but we’ll continue to evaluate steam deck as a platform.
what would happen if there was a quincy army
Nothing would get past their bows!
Is Geraldo the type of the shopkeeper who wanders around and sells you mystic items, or is he more of the type of shopkeeper who lives in a remote location that only people interested in his various items are dedicated enough to travel to him?
He wanders across the lands, sharing his collection with all monkeys open to the mysteries of the world!
How do neva-miss darts and seeking shurikens work?
Microscopic homing pigeon technology. Sorry, no, definitely not that.
Question: Would you fare better against 1 True Sun god sized Pat Fusty or 1 Pat Fusty Sized True Sun God?
I think a Sun God Sized Pat will probably be the safer bet… but not by much.
How many pats can a pat fusty pat if a pat fusty could pat other pat fusties? Try saying that five times fast.
How many pats can a pat fusty pat if a pat fusty could pat other pat fusties?
How many pats can a pat fusty pat if a pat fusty could pat other pat fusties?
How many cats can a pat fusty pat if a tap fusty could cap other pat fusties?
How mony cats can a pat fusty pat if a tap fusty could cap other pat fusties?
How mony cats can a bat fusty gap if a hat fusty could pat other mat fusties?
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Ninja Kiwi Team