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Topic: Time World / REWORK THE WOH ARENA!

It should work like TH or WoH raids, where you get a set number of games each day for zero AP cost. Right now, it’s just a waste of time.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Spike Stacking

You should always be using 3/x eng followed by a x/3 village once you have the cash. If villages are banned, you should be using 2/3 or 3/2 spacs.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Dartling Team

Normally, I dislike Dartling because you have to manually target them…which can be a pain if you’re using abilities, building/upgrading/selling, collecting crates, dropping spikes, etc.

That said…they’re pretty strong and it’s not hard to solo with them when a “Monkey Team” event comes up. I was explaining this in the chat when someone said some maps are impossible with dartlings. While some are harder, you just need to know how to get the right coverage.

In these first two images, you will see how I split the targets of the dartlings. You will have to adjust the aim as needed, and sometimes clean up bloons that slip by…but you’ll be able to handle the smaller bloons this way. (I marked the aiming point on the first image, it seems pretty obvious where it is on the second)


Also remember that there are times when you will want to directly target bloons too:


I started off with one 1/2 dartling under a 0/0 village. Then a second 1/2 dartling, get one to 1/3, then 2/3…two 0/1 dartlings, upgrade village to 0/1, get a second 2/3, village to 2/1, then as many 2/3 as I could build (1/3 before 2/3)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / New Boss - Dreadbloon

Dread back :)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Monkey Knowledge disappeared

Below the game, there’s a link that says “Game bug”. Click on that and fill it out.

 
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Topic: Time World / Time World Public Service Announcement

If you don’t want to be attacked in PVP, drop your command. Weaker players won’t be able to beat you, and stronger players probably won’t want the reduced resource gains.

 
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Topic: Time World / Treasure Hunt Bug

I think I’m actually back up to my old tile rate now.

 
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Topic: Time World / Treasure Hunt Bug

Originally posted by playmage:
Originally posted by fishjuice:

is that me or its slower than before?

i do like 3 or 4 fewer tiles than before

The problem with the crash in the new Flash Version is that the mining robot removal animation was happening too soon, so we added a slight delay (fifth of a second) before removal starts, but you should be able click on the next time before it is removed when the choices are highlighted (for tile above avoid clicking on the bot).

Is there a way you can make it click through it for the tile above…or remove the animation completely?

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BLOONARIUS the Boss battle

Might be a little late now…but someone couldn’t find this thread

 
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Topic: Time World / Treasure Hunt Bug

Originally posted by fishjuice:

is that me or its slower than before?

i do like 3 or 4 fewer tiles than before

Me too…Yesterday or the day before, I sent another bug report about that.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Chest Placement

Good luck. Try this:

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Chest Placement

Better than city cash..

Free darts can actually help out a lot with conservation of cash in early rounds though. I get 4 free 0/0 darts every map.

 
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Topic: Time World / Treasure Hunt Bug

Looks like if you update Flash to version 20.0.0.286, flash will crash as soon as you start a treasure hunt.

If you have auto-updates installed, you probably already have it. On Chrome, you can check your version by going here: chrome://plugins/

(Also, if any person in your team crashes…it might freeze up the whole hunt)

Hopefully PM can fix the issue soon. :)

 
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Topic: Time World / Open letter to Playmage

Originally posted by playmage:

Thanks for the feedback. Please keep in mind that the top spirit levels and building levels are intended to take very very long time to reach. A gold shortcut for spirit leveling (similar to the one for hero leveling) maybe considered in the future if other players would consider using such as well.

1. The cost of a L80 gold spirit is around 1.2 billion credits…that takes a long time for the best players to amass.

But even if it’s supposed to be difficult to level spirits, at least allow blue spirits to be auto-added. It’s very easy to get purple spirits…there’s no need for the protection against consuming level 1 blue spirits.

2. What about the other suggestion of speeding up techs and builds? 60-70 days per research is getting to be very long..

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Why is the upgrade interface still so poor?

If you built an upgrade building or have one in progress, the image will be grayed out. Also, if you hover your mouse over it, it will display “1 of 1”

Not amazing, but not much of an issue.

 
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Topic: Time World / Open letter to Playmage

Originally posted by swcooper:
Originally posted by hatemakingnames:

2b) “Build times” includes tech research times.
2c) Remove the non-racial weapon research penalty. There’s no reason for it.

Introduce some further racial diversity. What’s the point if everyone’s using carrots main with the same ships differing only by some images. Let’s have a T8 ship that varies by race. Humans seem to have finally come to terms with their lot in the game and it’s time they had something new to whine about.

1. You pick your race before you know anything about the game and there’s no way to change it. It shouldn’t do anything.
2. If everyone uses the same weapon, the weapons/chapters are unbalanced.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Dictionary

The best way to trigger “Activated ability” is with Camo dust and Cuddly bear. (Since you don’t need to build anything to use them)

Since I usually use a 3/x engineer or x/3 village for camos anyway, I just spam the dust as often as I can for the damage/speed/cash/etc bonuses.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / That's a lot of bloonstones..

I have 5k bloonstones at the moment and have probably already used 10-15k…but still probably short of 25k. You could buy them though.

Either way, my banks/farms are now full the old fashioned way:

 
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Topic: Time World / Open letter to Playmage

2b) “Build times” includes tech research times.
2c) Remove the non-racial weapon research penalty. There’s no reason for it.

 
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Topic: Time World / Carrot L47!

Carrot 49 in 74 days..

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Dictionary

HC = Hardcore
BS = Bloonstones

Should try to do maps NLL HC as much as you can early game.

You’ll need BS for 3rd/4th tier upgrades (don’t waste them) to take on harder tiles…but if you finish all your easier tiles without having enough BS, you’ll run into trouble.

Having all upgrades and thousands of bloonstones, I don’t do HC anymore… I would rather clear more tiles in less time.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / A Brief Guide to Tower Cost Efficiency (at page 1)

Originally posted by langelangeweile:

Yesterday I cleared many tiles including ceramics (and a few higher) using only 2 of the 3 following monkeys: ninja, sniper and mortar. For example I set ninjas(not together) to strong and mortars on differents points of the path.

I just used Ninja+Mortar for that team, and only used mortar until I had a 2/3 village up. The ninja pop rate is very slow…I only like them for supply drops.

I think ninja is better, but 4/2 Mortar is pretty strong. I cleared zomg/ddt land tiles with mortar only on the buc/mortar team not long ago.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / A Brief Guide to Tower Cost Efficiency (at page 1)

First of all…mortar not a great unit (You can solo maps with 4/2 in large numbers, but other units are typically better). For leads, use 3/0 engineer.

Try 3/0 eng near front, then further back make an 0/0 village with a 4/2 ninja under it. Upgrade the village to 0/1. The ninja should solo everything until you can afford a 4/0 ace. Two 4/0 ace should clear any standard map. (And usually I can afford 4-5 by the end of a map)

If you can’t make 4/0 ace, you can make two more 4/2 ninja and upgrade the village to 2/3, then sell the eng as it has no more point, and buy more ninjas. I think 4-5 4/2 ninja under 2/3 village will clear any BFB map and 8-9 will clear any ZOMG/DDT map.

Since they’re annoying, I only use dartling during monkey teams. I always make two 1/2 under 0/0 village, then upgrade one to 1/3, then the other 1/3, village 0/1, both 2/3, village 2/2….then more 2/3. But every time I want to use bear or camo dust for activated bonus, I slow down from fast speed :(

Spac 4/2 burn normally doesn’t matter much, but if a 4/2 ninja blows burning ceramics to the start of a map, it can help a lot.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / A Brief Guide to Tower Cost Efficiency (at page 1)

1. Spectre, Ninja, Spike factory are the best because ALL of their attacks will ALWAYS hit. Potential damage isn’t relevant when a target dies while a bullet is in mid-air, or is targeted poorly (dartling). (Also, like you said, there are other factors…looking directly at shots/time doesn’t account for x/2 ninja blowback or 4/x spac’s burn…which is a VERY good combo…or spectre’s range of the entire map)

2. Ability based damage is usually bad due to higher costs and long cooldowns.

3. There’s also the whole issue of Monkey Knowledge. Some skills level up much better than others.

4. I like to look at my time efficiency also. CT rewards aren’t that great if you’re spending 2 hours on it. Compare CT to beacons where you get 1.5 MK packs/tile in just a few minutes or bosses where the first 12 levels are about 5 min/round and give more than double the L100 CT rewards…and that’s why I haven’t done CT in months. :P

5. That first image looks awful…you have to target the dartlings AND collect crates from your farms? If you use dartling (Which already makes it hard to use abilities…even if just camo/bear for activated ability bonus), you should probably use banks instead.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / My second city is bugged (potential for exploit)

Scroll beneath the game and click where it says “Game Bug” and submit it.