News 20 Mar 2020

Art by u/Kuzuku. Original post here.

Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week

What's been going on this week?

It has been a quiet week in the office so let's just jump right into it!

Spintacular race results:
1st: GivenUp! - 1 minute and 20.16 seconds
2nd: Fuan - 1 minute and 20.18 seconds
3rd: tsp - 1 minute and 20.51 seconds
4th: XX-Maxi-XX - 1 minute and 24 seconds
5th: DartElite0051 - 1 minute and 36 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkey sale.
"MOAB Busters" Race this weekend. 

- Countersnipe -
Ongoing Factionless event, ending Monday.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing more ghosts, more camo and more zombies. 
No items, more regrow and level 10 towers starting Saturday.
Hunter Marceline sale, Tuxedo Jake sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Training Day. 

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts only, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Club, MOAB Card - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Blitz Championship. 
Sale on Epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, LMS Saturday, Apoc with Black Box as rewards on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- BMC web and mobile - 
Ongoing collection event.
Daily monkey teams with knowledge pack on Saturday
Knowledge Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Wednesday.
Green counting for the leaderboards. Boomerang skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.

Questions from the comments: 

Can we get a link to Dr. Monkey's dissertation?
I’m gonna save you some pain and say no. 

Could the Boss Bloons from BMC like Bloonarius make a return to BTD6? And will they have voices just like the heroes?
Maybe one day!

Why does it now cost monkey money as well as knowledge points to unlock monkey knowledge? Didn't it already take long enough as to incentivize in app purchases?
We explained this on the original Reddit patch notes but in case you missed it:
We’ve always intended Monkey Knowledge to grow, so that means more cumulative power, and some strong new Knowledges. The current one point per Knowledge with light sequential requirements and nothing else to do with Knowledge Points doesn’t do a good enough job of governing or guiding the varying strength of the Knowledge trees. The Monkey Money requirement provides both, asking players to make a considered choice by using a resource that has value in many other places in the game. As we add tougher modes and Bloons, we can add more and better Knowledge, and this gives the team a better way to indicate and to govern that power according to that value.

How come SAS 3 didnt broke as SAS 4 , it was a bug in the code or trying to implement a feature that went wrong?
SAS 4 has more advanced features and as a result requires the use of more advanced systems to be built.

What type of Music Benjamin makes when he isn't doing some bloon hacking and ciphering funds?

any opinion on the cursedbtd6 subreddit?
Shhhh…. We don’t talk about that place here.

are there any plans to buff weaker dps towers like flagship and commanche
We are constantly monitoring and assessing towers and if they need changes so it might happen!

Why is it called a "village" when there's only one house?
If you upgrade it to a 003, it is more than one! Plus, the art from the former games did have more buildings but BTD6 art changed that. 

What degrees does Dr Monkey have?
Waaaaaay too many to list. 

What's the lore behind insta-monkeys?
Lore? What’s that? 

Where does Dr Monkey know English from? I'm assuming England doesn't exist in the monkey universe.

Why do we have to download additional content after an update to BTD 6, and is it possible to change it such that it isn't required? I often find myself in a situation where I want to play (without internet) but I haven't opened the game since the last update, preventing me from playing.
Sadly, this isn’t something we can change but if you launch the game without connecting to the internet, it shouldn’t pick up that an update is needed. However, if you update the game and then load it, it will so if you ever notice BTD6 updates, load the game up to get that content installed so you can play wherever. :) 

How did the Monkey Towers get a new upgrade path + tier 5's? Did research monkeys manage to research even more upgrades, or is it just something else?
Lots of hours of careful study and research helped! 

Where did the monkey beacon go after BTD4?
We aren’t sure. Maybe one day we will track it down. 

What does the interior of an MIB look like?
That's classified. 

If there's a BAD bloon, Is there a GOOD monkey?
All monkeys are good


Have a great weekend everyone, make sure to wash your hands between games and stay healthy! 


-Tarn and Sav

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