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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / how to know terrain types

If you want to know what kind of terrain a building you’ve placed is on, just start moving it. It’ll come up off the tile so you can see what it is. You don’t actually have to move it though, since once you know what tile it’s on, you can just hit cancel and the building will pop right back in place. Sometimes you do have to go searching for a specific type, but it only takes a second or two to check.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Another Consecrated Ground Question

Thank you all. With all the strategies given here, I was able to win the day (AKA, the challenge). The only hiccup I had was leaking a few camo bloons depriving me from an otherwise NLL run, but that was because I timed my anti-camo dust badly and didn’t feel like starting over. Even so, I consider it a rousing success. :)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Another Consecrated Ground Question

I’ve tried all the suggested strategies here and many of those on Youtube. However, most of them assume a round 8 or later BFB, or even no BFB at all. With a round 7 BFB, I simply don’t have the time or money to set up the proper defense that one of them requires. Like I said, the bloons never change on mine as they seem to do for others. While many of these do certainly seem viable for other sets, it doesn’t help much of the one I’m facing. If there’s someone out there who has dealt with the set up I described above, that would be excellent. Thank you all for the advice anyway though.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Another Consecrated Ground Question

I know lots of people have asked about this particular mission in the past, but none of the advice there is really helping, so I’m asking again. First of all, a quick question. Does the mission still change each time? I’ve been getting the same waves every time I’ve done it so far, with no variation. I know there’s a few different set ups for this one, and it used to change each time, but I always seem to get the same one. Do they still change, or am I just really unlucky?

Now then, important things in my CG mission are:
R1- standard fair. A few ceramics and leads, but nothing special.
R2- Mostly normal stuff, but a few camo/regen greens. Still not too hard.
R3-Camo zebras
R4- Meh.
R5- MOABs comith (Two groups, with one on each track both times).
R6- Nothing but wimpy camos and normal cannon fodder.
R7- This is the problem, right here. A few of those wimpy camos again, and everything looks good, but then WHAM, two MOABs and a BFB waltz right through everything. They tend to come from different entrances, so my super monkey(s) can’t even take them both out at once. I’ve never gotten past this one.

I usually try and start with a 2/3 super monkey in the top left, but sometimes I’ll be ambitious and try a 3/2. Then I go for various combos of 2/3 and 3/1 (anti-camo dust is my best friend in this one) apprentices in the corners, sometimes all in one, sometimes spread out. I’ll usually try and get another super monkey and upgrade it as high as I can, but that only goes so far. I have 2 supers(3/3) and 5 apprentices (4/3)at my disposal. Any tips or tricks for this one?

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Wish granted. You have your very own time traveling monkey, complete with its very own TARDIS. This monkey is incredibly powerful, having abilities that send bloons back to the start, high end dot damage, and so much more. But the powerful time machine was never meant for monkey hands. The simian user understands only a few of its functions. One day, in the middle of a bloon popping spree, it presses a button it shouldn’t have. The monkey is sent back in time, to an era when bloons had not yet been created and monkeys were mere animals without the means to create their civilization. The time monkey, seeing the possibilities, decides to educate the monkeys in the ways of bloon popping long before the bloons ever show up. It soon becomes religious to study the ways of bloon popping, and the legendary enemy yet to come is akin to the devil itself. When they finally do show up, even the weakest dart monkey is able to easily destroy even the mighty ZOMG. Soon, the bloons are completely eradicated, having never been a real threat, thanks to the time traveler’s influence. Once gone, the monkeys, having based everything they’ve ever done on the popping of bloons, now have no direction in life. It isn’t long before their bloon popping techniques are turned on their fellow monkey. Wars break out, and their anti-bloon methods are rapidly converted into monkey killing weapons. They spawn more and bloodier wars than ever before, and monkeys die by the millions. The next time your TARDIS monkey emerges from the time stream, thinking he’ll see an era of peace and prosperity, sees only death and destruction.

I wish that banana farms generated monkey twice as fast as they normally do.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / New tower ideas

Got some nice little ideas going on. We need more though! It’s fun to see what other people can think of, even if it’s ridiculous and has no place in the game. At least, I think so. And, in that spirit, here’s one more from me:

Monkey Sage
This old, wise monkey has dedicated its life to the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. In it’s travels it gained the wisdom to use the powers of Heaven and Earth. It will now use those great powers to help other monkeys in their fight against the bloons. Cost-$4,100

Has the range of a 0/0 dart monkey, and a similar attack speed. Lets out waves of energy that pop all bloons in its radius, even lead and camo.
Path 1 upgrades:
1) Focused mind- The Sage focuses his power better, letting him attack more often (1.5x faster). Cost- $2000
2) Great Wisdom- The Sage takes his wisdom to new levels, making his attacks come even more frequently (1.8x faster). Cost- $6000
3) Way of Earth- The Sage channels the power of Mother Earth to vanquish the bloons. Powerful vines will spring up from the track, binding the most powerful non-MOAB bloon and pop it into oblivion. Any bloons that run into the vines will pop once as well. (Can have a maximum of five vines at once) Cost- $15500
4) One with the Land- The Sage gives himself completely to the land, allowing him to channel massive amounts of Her power. Not only will vines sprout much faster (ten vine max), but fills the air with razor sharp leaves and flower petals that obliterate bloons, and are particularly powerful against MOAB class bloons. (Basic attack pops two layers, and deals triple damage to MOAB class bloons). Cost- $21000
Path 2 upgrades:
1) Wider Perception- The Sage can expand his mind to further reaches (1.2x increased range) Cost- $3600
2) Greater Knowledge- The Sage expands his knowledge base, allowing his attacks to reach even farther away (1.5x increased range). Cost $8000
3) Way of Heaven
The Sage channels great power from all the powers of heaven. Rays of light shine down from the sky with great frequency. Rays greatly slow down bloons and make them much more vulnerable to other towers. (Slows down as much as Arctic Wind, and all towers deal twice as much damage to affected bloons) Cost- $14000
4) One with the Heavens- The Sage gives itself completely to the Heavens, allowing it to channel great power. Grants the active ability Heaven Fall. Heaven Fall: Beams of searing light fall on the entire track, popping ans slowing all bloons for five seconds. Cost- $19200

Pros- Massively powerful, attacks all bloons in range, powerful upgrades, damages all types of bloons.
Cons- Expensive.

Yeah, it’s OP, but hey, that’s half the fun of making up towers like this. It’ll never make it into the game, and that’s why these kinds of towers can be created. Let’s have some fun with it!

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Contested Territory

I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking. Do you mean that you and another person in your group got to the same round? If that’s the case, ownership goes to whoever got to that point first. If it’s a more general question of how ownership is determined, it’s whoever beat the highest round.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Help for a noob

Get your ninjas up first. Those will see you through in a lot of situations. You should also invest in your second city, at least up to the point where you gain access to engineers, and then up to 3/x. One or two of those can easily get you through the first several rounds.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Granted. You now have access to you save file everywhere you go. Everything’s fine for a while, until your precious iPhone is stolen! The thief manages to crack your pathetic phone security and gain access to everything on it, including your BMC account. The thief doesn’t know anything about the game, but still decides to to play around with it, just because it looks fun. He has so much fun he keeps playing, and playing, and playing. Trouble is, he’s really bad at the game, and has no problem using your bloonstones to compensate for his poor game play. Not only that, he has no idea what the buildings in your city do, and so gets rid of many of them and replaces them with others that you find useless. By the time you get a new iPhone and cancel the old one, it’s too late. The damage has been done, and you log on to discover all your bloonstones are gone, your city is in shambles, your banks empty, and only a few new tiles to show for it.

I wish that I could tame bloons and have them fight for me against their brethren.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Those pesky lead bloons!

Well, Mythbusters (anyone remember them?) did once prove that a lead balloon can, in fact, float (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZSkM-QEeUg), so there’s that. And well, as for your ninja’s, use something that can pop those darn lead bloons first. You have plenty of options, after all. Bombs, ice, glue, magic, sniper bullets, boomerangs, and globs of white foam can all give you the metal shredding power you need early on to take care of them. And if you really want to stick with ninjas, getting a nice little x/3 village will make your ninja lead popping machines.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / New tower ideas

Oh, so many ideas I have…let’s start with this one for now:
Monkey Twins

Description: Two monkeys for the price of one! Place both monkeys in different areas, and they’ll play a little game of catch with each other. They just happen to be throwing a spiked ball of bloon doom. This ball is made of an experimental substance that will never be broken by bloons, and so it can pop as many bloons as it crosses, with no upper limit! Just be careful you don’t place the twins too far apart from each other. Cost- $900

Each monkey has a range of a 1/x Dart monkey, and to be effective, the two ranges must overlap, even if it’s only by a small amount (Note: if the twins are placed too far apart from each other as designated by their individual range, the ball will stop before reaching the other twin, and it takes a long time for them to get another one). The fire rate (time it takes one twin to throw the ball after catching it) is slightly less than a 0/0 Bomb Shooter.

Path one upgrades:
1) Bigger Ball: The ball becomes bigger, letting it pop even more bloons at once. Cost- $600
2) Heavy Ball: The ball’s material is compressed in such a way that it becomes much heavier, and so moves slower (allows it to stay on the track longer, popping more bloons at once. Does not affect fire rate.). Cost- $1500
3) Fire Ball: The ball’s material is compressed even more. So much so that it bursts into fire, allowing it to pop lead and frozen bloons. Cost- $950
4) Lava Ball: The ball of fire becomes so hot that it melts the track! Leaves a trail of molten rock behind it that pops every bloon that crosses it. (Each pixel of lava trail lasts for two seconds. Getting the x/2 upgrade lets each ball leave a trail behind it, making a double wide trail) Cost- $12000
Path two upgrades:
1) Quick Reflexes: Lets the Twins throw the ball sooner after catching it (increases fire rate by 1.5x). Cost-$550
2)Double Throwing: The twins get another ball to play with! (Adds another ball. Each twin throws their ball at the same time, which travel in opposite directions. The paths make them go next to each other, the ball thrown by the twin closest to the entrance is on the left, the other twin on the right.) Cost- $2300
3) Blade Balls: The balls spikes are replaced by razor sharp blades that can mow down two layers of bloons with each attack. Cost- 3000
4) Bouncy Balls: Active ability- Bouncy Balls: For five seconds, each twin will throw a barrage of small, spiky, bouncy balls instead of their normal balls. Each ball bounces from bloon to bloons, wreaking bloons devastation. (Each ball functions similar to Glaive Ricochet, but with only 1/3 the popping power.) Cost- $11500

Pros: Potentially limitless piercing power, great against rushes, devastating on tracks with straight lines.
Cons: Only throws one ball at a time (without upgrades), leads, camos, placement can be tricky.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Wish granted, there are now many, many more MOAB graveyards around the city. So many, in fact, that it starts to attrack the attention of dark forces that had previously been dormant. This is the power of the dreaded Necro Bloon, a bloon who has cultivated the power to raise other bloons from the dead to do its unholy bidding. The immense power of all the fallen MOABs, BFBs, ZOMGs, and mysterious, long lost blimps was too much for this dark bloon to ignore. It arrives on the outskirts of your city, ignoring your defenses to examine the lost beasts. Then, just as suddenly as it arrived, it vanishes, taking many of the frames of the fallen blimps with it. Soon, the skies are filled with the shadows of horrors never before considered. The reanimated blimps are more powerful than anything you could even imagine. They don’t react to anything that would slow down a normal MOAB class bloon. Sniper shots don’t stun them. They ignore the many spikes that have pierced them. Even the explosions of your MOAB Maulers don’t bring them down. Even when reduced to scraps and a metal frame, they keep advancing. Soon, you are overwhelmed by the undead army of bloon doom, and your monkeys are slain and given to the MOAB’s dread master.

I wish for a special item that doubled the cash per pop for all of my towers.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Both your wishes have now been granted. The first to arrive is your shiny new bloonstone farm! Although a bit slow from your point of view, it produces bloonstones at a steady rate, fueling all your buildiding and upgrading needs. As time goes on though, you notice start to notice something. Your city doesn’t look quite right. The landscape and building placement is starting to look off somehow. You shrug it off, figuring it’s just your mind playing tricks on you. Soon though, it gets to the point where that excuse is no longer possible. Your city is, indeed, changing. Your buildings shift around at random, or simply disappear. The landscape shifts around, one kind of terrain suddenly becomes another. Terrain specific buildings lose their place as your city becomes chaotic and ever changing. Even the very boarders of your city aren’t safe as new terrain is opened p and old terrain is lost. The reason? Well, those bloonstones have to come from somewhere right? As it turns out, producing bloonstones naturally takes a long time. Much longer than your farm churns them out. And making them so quickly is taking its toll on the fabric of reality, warping and distorting your city and its occupants at random. Only after demolishing your precious farm does your city return to a semblance of normal,although it’s never quite the same again.

As soon as you’ve dealt with that catastrophe, a new, mysterious building arrives. It’s your bloon corrupter ray. You quickly build them up and deploy them to destroy the oncoming hoards of bloons. As soon as the rays strike a bloon, it becomes a horrible, corrupted version of itself. The horribly distorted bloons wreak havoc on the field, annihilating bloons at random. Your monkeys let out joyous cheers as they watch their old enemies destroying each other by the hundreds. Soon though, those cheers turn to horror as the corrupted bloons turn to their destructive ways towards the monkeys that spawned them. The corrupted bloons seek only death and destruction, regardless of whose it is. The monkeys desperately try to stem the waves of corrupted bloons, but their darts and bombs seem to have no effect on the death bringing bloons. You are powerless to do naught but watch as the corrupted bloons leave the track and wipe out your monkey defenders, just as they did the attacking, normal bloons. Soon, the only thing left standing is the bloon corrupter ray, which still fires automatically at any bloon that enters its range, filling everything with the horrid corruptions of a once polite, respected enemy.

I wish for a new monkey that can target the inner layers of bloons (example: when faced with a pink bloon, it’ll pop the red bloon inside of it first, then move on to the blue, green, and yellow layers before popping the outer pinky layer.)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Granted, a new targeting method, highest amount, is added into the game. But there’s a bit of a problem with it. It works by counting the number of bloons in a given area at once, locking on to the general area, and then firing. This causes an immense slowdown in tower productivity in later rounds, when there’s so many bloons in a given area that the tower quite simply doesn’t know where to shoot. During the first rounds it’s fine, but by the end, wave after wave of bloon gets by your defenses simply because your towers don’t know where to shoot.

I wish that Monkey Buccaneers could be used on all maps.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Wish granted. There is now a trading system in place. You’re able to trade city cash, bloonstones, supply crates, even buildings! You quickly settle in to your new role and BMC trader extraordinaire. You trade everything and anything in the game, and your name soon becomes synonymous with great deals and effective, fair trades. You live in the lap of monkey luxury for quite some time, having everything you’ll ever need to succeed in the game. That is, until a rival comes along. This new person sets up shop quite nicely. He responds to trading requests faster, has better prices and trading deals, he even has more supply to start with. Left with no choice, you push yourself to compete with this new threat. The two of you are plunged into a massive economic war, using every means you have at your disposal. You lower prices, you stay online for hours on end, doing everything you can to out trade him. Yet, he is always one step ahead of you, and soon you are facing economic ruin.

You have but one choice: you launch the first wave of MvM attacks against him. The two of you are equally matched in this regard, and you both successfully defend against each other’s attacks. That is, until his superior trading prowess and ever increasing wealth come in to play. He is able to afford all the latest MvM upgrades, and has a near endless supply of bloonstones to use against you from his superior trading business. You are soon swamped by ZOMGs, DDTs and wave after wave of camo/regen/lead bloons. You can no longer defend against any of his attacks, and each one cripples your economy further. Unable to progress, you quickly lose the MvM war. You struggle to maintain your trading business, doing everything you can to stay afloat and maybe even get a one up on your opponent. But no luck. He periodically launches attacks against you, keeping your finances low. Because of this, you lose your grip on your trading empire, one customer at a time. People flock to him in droves, while hey leave you just as quickly.

Soon, you have nothing. You can no longer afford even the basics of the game due to having nobody to trade with and being swamped by unbeatable MvM attacks. You are driven to the brink of in game poverty, and it is then you use your last resort: Spending real money. With a new reserve of bloonstones created from your real bank account, you’re able to rebuild. But, the lack of trading partners and near constant MvM attacks continues to make life difficult for you. You must constantly spend real money just to keep your monkeys from the poorhouse. Soon though, you end up broke without a penny to your name. You are forced to not only leave the game, but your home as well.

I wish the monkeys would gain support from their distant cousins, the apes, in their ongoing fights against the bloon menace.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Originally posted by Lightgazer:

granted, but you gain so much cash you go over the cap which cycles into the negative.

i wish bloon that will never pop, but makes popcorn with cheese

Granted. Instead of popping, bloons make a tasty snack of popcorn and cheese. However, this causes two problems. One is that your monkeys are quickly overtaken by more popcorn and cheese than they could ever possibly eat. The second, is that games are no longer winnable, since even the lowly red bloon is completely invincible. Every game you play is doomed to tasty, tasty failure.

Originally posted by reshiramz:

Granted, but your monkey banks explode and you cant buy anymore banks so your monkeys are complete hobos

I wish for a MvM tower that destroys all bloons that are sent to me

Granted. No MvM bloon will ever reach the shores (or in this case fences) of your city. However, to do so is not cheap. Every time it eliminates one incoming attack, one of your buildings is destroyed, forcing you to build it again. In addition, people don’t know how you’re defending every attack so flawlessly, and word soon begins to spread about your untouchable city. You are hit by attack after attack after attack. Every day, more and more hit you, and every time you sacrifice one of your precious buildings to deter one of them. You are soon left with nothing. You are unable to successfully rebuild after so many attacks, leaving not even a single dart monkey tower left. Only after every other tower is consumed do you loose the last building in your city: The Bloon Infiltration and Deployment Factory. Yes, the one building that could have stopped every attack from hitting you is the one that gets taken last.

I wish for the ultimate strategy for winning every game with NLL every time.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Wish granted. The insult tower is now a part of your city. You sit down to play a round, hoping to use its insults to not only pop bloons, but also to harden yourself against insults in real life. Everything starts off well enough. The insults aren’t too bad, nothing you can’t handle. But soon they start to get to you. The insults come so fast that you can’t properly steel yourself against their stinging onslaught. Soon, on the last round of the game you were playing, it becomes too much. The insults become so bad, that the fragile thread that keeps you sane snaps. You spend the rest of your life with a crippling fear of balloons, monkeys and darts. The mere sight of any one of these things sends you into a homicidal rage. You spend the rest of your life in a prison for the criminally insane.

I wish that every time I pop a red bloon in game, one cent is automatically placed into my bank account. This money is not stolen in any way, and cannot cause any kind of economic problems.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Wish granted. The bloons all pop themselves now! But that means the monkeys now have nothing to do but sit around and eat bananas all day. They grow fat, lazy, and complacent. They are therefore unable to put up any kind of defense when the bloons unveil their newest weapon: animal bloons! This new type of dastardly bloons quickly overwhelm the now defenseless monkeys.

I wish to know why the monkeys and bloons hate each other so much. (can’t we all just get along?)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Corrupt-A-Wish

Granted, but this ultimate monkey is so ultimate that it demands all your city cash, bloonstones, and in game money each time you use it.

I wish for infinite bloonstones.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Need Supply Crates? NEW THREAD!

I’m up for what I hope to be a regular crate trading partner(s).

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Wont load

It does that sometimes with me as well. Not often, but it happens. I find that just refreshing the page takes care of the problem though.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Consecrate Ground - Round 6 BFB...wtf

Originally posted by borbland:

3/3 Monkeys ? I thought a path is closed when you upgrade to the 3rd upgrade.

When one refers to 3/3 or 4/4, it means that they have access to both of the tier three or four upgrades. So, for example, the above mentioned strategy makes use of both 3/x and x/3 super monkeys, so it’s easier just to say 3/3 instead of listing them both separately.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / what if, there was a third upgrade path...

Sniper Monkey
1) Teflon Tipped Rounds: (700 cash) Each shot pops two bloons.
2) High Velocity Round: (1000 cash) Shots pop three bloons.
3) Double Barrel Rifle: (2600 cash) Fires two shots at once, hitting two nearby bloons.
4) Internal MOAB Damage: (6500 cash) Shots deal reduced damage to MOAB class bloons, but double damage to the bloons inside.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Create a Tower!

So, recently a post suggesting a new tower came up (http://www.kongregate.com/forums/3765-bloons-monkey-city/topics/460460-tower-suggestion-monkey-psion), and I figured, why not share the love? So, I’m making this thread so people have a place to post new tower ideas. This isn’t really a suggestion thread, since this is just a place to put towers we think would be fun, not necessarily to actually be implemented in the game. So yeah, put whatever info you want to about your idea, and feel free to comment on others (do try to be polite about it though). And you know, have fun with it!
Here’s mine:
Monkey Centurion
Description: Never fight alone! A Monkey Centurion is only as good as his troops, and can greatly boost the abilities of himself and those around him based on how many there are.
Basics: Throws one spear that pops one bloon. Attack range is about the same as a 3/x Ice Moneky, and attack speed is a bit less than a 0/0 Bomb Shooter. Cost is 700.
Path 1 upgrades:
1. Centurion and all other towers in his range gain +1 popping power for every tower in range (Five other towers grant +5 power). Cost = 625
2. Centurion and all other towers in his range gain 1% attack speed for every tower in range. Cost=750
3. Increases the boost each tower gives/receives (doubles all other upgrade effect) Cost= 4600
4. Centurion’s abilities are increased by the bonus of every other Centurion. (Three Centurions are being used. All of them are at least 2/2. One had five towers in range, one has three, and one has six. The one with six is getting the 4/x upgrade. Before upgrading, it has +12 power, speed and range, and can pop through 6 layers. After upgrading, it would have +20 power, range and speed, and can pop through 10 layers. Note, this bonus does NOT apply to all other towers, as do the previous upgrades.) Cost= 7500
Path 2 upgrades:
1. Centurion and all other towers in range gain 1% attack range for every tower in range. Cost= 300
2. Centurion and all other in his range pop one additional bloon layer for every two towers in his range. (Four towers would let every tower pop two additional layers) Cost= 3000
3. The Centurion’s spears shatter on impact, sending out a number of shards equal to the number of towers in his range, each one popping an additional bloon. Cost= 2500
4. Spear Barrage ability: Sends out spears in all directions with incredible speed (Super Monkey x1.1) for 3 seconds per tower in its range. Cool down is always three times the duration. (Three towers equal 9 seconds, with a 27 second cool down) Cost= 4000

Pros= Can get very strong, very fast with enough support. High support abilities.
Cons= Leads, camo, relies on other towers.

So, that’s my idea. I’m not sure if it’s imbalanced or not, but I’m not really intending it to be considered anyway, which is the point of this thread. Enjoy!

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Old thread - no longer used!

Would someone be kind enough to include me in their crate sending/receiving?