Friday, November 30, 2012
I see AS doing more for the players now... like this operation rescue thing, and the removal of the clean slate scrolls a while back... but i'd like to see the fundamentals improve. Like so many million hackers? sighz.
I'm sure you know by now...
Its hackers and hackers reaching lvl 200.
sianz. why am i at that map? cos i'm looking for eliza to whack... to complete the quest for fame so that i can reach the stupid 50 fame requirements to go to places like ludi and leafre...
thanks to all the hackers, no eliza is there. all vac-ed and killed liao zzzzzzzzzz
i'd go back in the afternoon but i'm going out soon le. sianzzzzz just when will i be able to find my eliza?
Sunday, November 25, 2012
So… after like what? 18 months in the making? It finally came out! Yes, Bloons TD 5 for the iPhone!
Yup… i was so excited i bought it the moment i saw the email. There just isn't a reason to wait when it comes to Bloons TD series. It just keeps getting better and better. Yes, I think its totally worth the 3USD.
Been playing it a lot since i got it like… 2 weeks ago? Unlocked all the upgrade already, now working to complete more maps and missions to slowly save up monkey money for the speciality buildings...
Well as usual… I'll do the spam screen shots, and maybe comment a bit thing.
And so, a new profile begins, and its time to rank up and unlock all the upgrades once more!
its easy to rank up at the beginning...
like in the online game, when you play the game for the 1st time, they'll introduce you to all the new balloons and stuff...
so… bronze medal for completing on easy, monkey money, and a token. Wait? A token? What's that? Well i'll explain in a while...
meh, i wanted to take a SS of the loading screen, but i was too slow. Its had the words BTD5 in wood and it looks really really elegant.
Hoho… what's this? It’s the heli pilot! A tower exclusive to BTD5iOS!
The heli pilot in game! Basically when you put it down, you are only putting down a heli landing pad. The heli is free to fly any where on the map. It was a few flying modes. Touch - where it'll fly wherever you touch. Lock in place. Patrol - move between two points. And the last mode - pursuit. It’s a tier two upgrade on the top (aka left) path. Yes top, since here in the portable btd5, the upgrade panel slides out from either the left or the right side of the screen, depending on where your tower is located. A better use of screen space rather then squeezing it all at the bottom i guess… Pursuit mode is good, it'll follow the first bloon around the track. Which is much better then touch mode cos… here like in btd5o (online), you have to tap the bananas to collect them. Which means that the heli pilot would fly to where your banana farm is… the banana farm is also kind of problematic if you intend to use that and the darting gun… :X
upgrade heli is black in colour :)
250 missions for you to complete...
the menu where you look at the special agents and other stuff… the golden monkey on the left side is the play option… but when you are looking at the other buildings, bloons will appear at the bottom right of the screen so you don't have to scroll all the way back to start the game. Love all the attention they paid to such details. They definitely built a great interface. They said the game was built from bottom up. Everything was done specifically for the iPhone (a HD version coming out soon? or is it out yet? for the iPad. An android version coming too). I can tell that a lot of thought went into making things work and look great just for the phone. It wasn’t like a simple port over from the online game. No… they redid the entire thing here… even the maps were redrawn so there are some subtle differences between otherwise identical looking maps.
Yup, a BTD5iOS specific special agent! Radadactyl! I've not tried it yet though… :X saving up my monkey money for the buildings 1st...
There's also the store… where things cost real money. The super combo pack costs $18.98 SGD and gives you healthy bananas, bigger beacons, max rank towers, 30 tokens, 20 monkey storms, and 500 monkey money. Unlike in btd4, where you can unlock all the double money and stuff for free, this time round there's in app purchases for perks like double money. Healthy bananas and bigger beacons for 99cents USD each, but double cash mode costs almost 13 SGD. Yeah i love the game, i love ninja kiwi - i paid for double money in btd4 in kong, and bought ALL the extra upgrades in btd5o, and paid for btd5d too… but i think I'm gonna pass on the double cash mode for now. A bit too expensive for me right now. But i think its also good… the challenge and all… playing with double money has made me really slack. Like i can just do anything and w/o banana farms cos i have enough money. Too much money in fact. Things are a lot more challenging (and fun, frustrating maybe, but challenging is good) w/o double money. And yes… although i do find it a bit pricy, i fully understand that these guys have to make a living and need to get paid. PLUS it’s a really good app they made… and its not like you need the double money upgrade to play (only for wusses and slackers like me?) so yeah… i guess i can't complain.
Buildings! yeah, they are here in the portable version as well… and i noticed some stuff that used to cost real $$$ (or at least nk currency) to unlock at now tier 4 building upgrade skills. Like the boomerang monkeys throwing 2 booms at once. Or like the wizard's tornadoes splitting into 3… and there's totally new abilities in the 4th tier upgrades too. LIke motars being able to aim and shoot like a regular tower anyone? man that sounds really cool. I gotta farm more monkey money!
New thing: Monkey lab!Increase piping power anyone? That costs 2 tokens for the 1st popping power upgrade. Yeah! SO that's what tokens are used for! There's other upgrades like increase starting monkey money, increasing your total no. of lives etc...
There's no more monkey tycoon now. Instead, there's a sell price upgrade in the labs that lets you sell off the towers at 95% of the purchase cost - when the skill is at max level that is.
Oh the daily free monkey money chest is there, just like in the online n deluxe versions.
Maps! there's a couple of new maps exclusive to the portable version...
(Oh yes, i love the details they put into things, like how the medals swing when you swipe from map to map)
Old map, new life. Switch pipes are purple instead of the metallic grey...
In the gameplay area, agents and abilities at called out from the star on the bottom right. i wish the abilities were just show outside tho… it makes it harder to use the abilities imo :( but then again, if you stuff too many buttons outside, u end up with less space to place towers so… ><
Tower called out from the button on the bottom left.
One of the complains i had about btd5o was the inability to check out the tower index during the game. Here in the portable, the question mark when the tower placing menus is out allows you to check out the tower index when playing a game. Great when you forgot which patch leads to which upgrade, or at the beginning when you want to check which tower to use so that you can get more tower exp to unlock the next tower upgrade.
When the tower is selected, the question mark button will show you the otherwise hidden description of each upgrade. A great way to make use of the space (or lack thereof) imo.
An easy way to complete the moab madness mission when you don't have a very high rank yet - spam all the money on 2/4 tack shooters, and spam the ability. Easy $150. That mission is great for levelling up too. You need to unlock the tack shooter's 4th tier upgrade though. 2 helis and a monkey village works too… but you need a 4/1 heli and it takes longer to unlock tier 4 heli upgrades.
Hmm yay… that's all the SSes i have now. In short… i love this game, its worth every cent of the 3 USD it asks for. If you love tower defence games, you really need to get this game. Bloons td is really THE BEST td game i've come across thus far. I strongly recommend you to check out this app :)
Todays cwkpq was… first, spons went mia. So i had to do the log in to fm on one computer to look for spons while the other is doing the pq thing again. At least this time it didn’t take TOO long to get all the members. One of the members who promised to come went mia tho -.- So yeah… i ended up botting my evan again. And mech. And NW. I went to check and found that i actually did have the keystone on my NW. Oh i said that in the previous post didn’t i? So yeah. I realised that Phantom doesn’t count as a their for CWKPQ. So i had to bot with my nw -.-. I tried jumping my bam up on my mum's lappy. I couldn’t even get to the jq part. I really can't use her lappy. The keyboard sucks! Esp the enter key… its literally dying. The rest of the keys aren't too much better either -.-'''
2nd round too super long to start. Cos one of the spons couldn’t do the jq properly and took like 30 or 40mins to jump up. Next time if spons go mia, i think i won't even want to bother looking for replacement spons anymore. And those spons found in the FM. Super high rate of them going MIA lah. So zzzz! Or those not mia de, they just buy service earlier and didn’t even bother to pm to say they bought liao. Sianz sia.
In the end my NW got a MoN. 2 MoNs actually, cos 1 phantom happily want to whack but end up tio DC by gm for hacking. LOL. Phantom also got bugged skill that will trigger the hacking message? That guy say he'll come on thurs tho. Good no need refund him $ :P. Else $ wasted in the tax also… He trade me 30m, i only receive 28.5m I give him back 28.5m, idk how much he'll end up getting.
Oh yes… i was always wondering… cos at 1st some ppl said after getting the mark of heroism you don't die when touching pillar. Yeah right. Was guiding two spons up the mountain before the batch and i died after kissing pillar. I love being lvl 200. Die as you wish. Lol.
I'm pleased to say that today I didn’t die in the boss run. Mx died again tho… heng ish boss stage then die. Well actually, he didn’t even do stage 3… well ok, i didn’t do either, flame n law n rep were doing it. But i was collecting $$$ mah…
Went to play phantom a bit after that… lvled once. Oh i finally took out my crit ring fro storage and gave it to my phantom. like 75% crit now. saw a 19k for a single hit of blason - with combo, lune and dark clarity. Not bad sia… i think it shd constant 1hko at slimy with dark clarity le. Always almost kill when i had heal on the 2nd job skill slot. If the card throwing thing activates then it'll be 1hko… and it does activate quite often with blason and 75% crit rate. Hmm will be 95% crit rate with SE… not bad.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hmmm where was i the last time round? Ah yes… my phantom. I did leave him at lvl 63 the other day after all… plenty of SSes from my phantom coming up. And the hell ride? After i spam all the y SSes from my phantom i guess.
Ah yes this… from the hot time event… nice little facial expressions...
Yes the aurora ring too, from the hot time event.
So back to training at gs2 and lvling up… i realised (a bit slow, i know) that standing on the 6th platform can also hit the mobs on both lanes.
Finally! the self service job advancement…
You have to make your own way to the place… but luckily you have to flying ship to send you to ariant in 3 minutes!
Apparently some dust dwarfs have invaded ur safe...
Just kill them and be on your way!
Woots that… A LOT of talk :X
Then you're finally a 3rd job!
I tried my new attacking skill - rapier wit on some mobs…
i tried to kill the security camera… but gave up. damage too low, mob hp too high :X
Back to training at gs2…
Ah yes, new skill! Blason i don't like this attack so much tho, cos it’s a short range skill… you don't have enough sp to max it anyway… you'll only leave it at 11. Still, the power is much higher then calling card, so as reluctant as i was, i eventually replaced the calling card key with blazon… at about lvl 8x i think? when i no longer had accuracy problems killing the gs mobs. Before that i prefer to use calling card to lure the mobs. However as my accuracy got higher, 3 heals was enough to kill the mobs plus i missed less, so i can kill the mobs within like… 4 or 5 hits… and then luring became a waste of time… it was faster to just kill the mobs on the spot then.
HS is a wonder. This idiot didn’t realise that you only need to steal a skill once. Even if you impeccable memory skill is not maxed yet… as long as the target you stole the skill from has maxed their skill already, the stolen skill's lvl will also increase as you max the impeccable memory skill.
HS uses up a healthy chunk of MP though...
it was like… super late at night (3am? or even later) when i passed by mp3 and found it… empty! COOL! Lvled up like no tmr there… super fast lvling.
went to sleep after hitting lvl 85… so some other day, its back to gs2 to train :(
I got bored tho, and decided to whack capt lantanica… no hs? nah… combo 1st, change to hs before down :)
blason is a strong attack but… range too small leh!
i didn’t know the boss hits how much, so i turned on MG for safety purposes. Turns on he hits like high 700s to 8xx nia. I'd rather not on mg… see the mp bar keep go down like that haha… or I'd rather on meso guard…
yay! from 38% to 72%! 34% exp? Pretty nice IMO. Of cos, don't forget to on ur hs.
and finishing the quest gave me another 10%. not bad.
I like hunting at gs6. u just stand at the top to heal both top and bot lane mobs. Of cos if u want to like… check ur phone while training, w/o having to worry about dying if u accidentally got too caught up with ur phone and forgot to pot MP in time (and u don't wanna buy a pet), you can stand on the 6th step. Any other step and u'd get hit by the mobs.
yay, lvled while bossing this time
Oh… so the new enchanted forest thing system. sighs. 40k rose for a spin. But with the reduced rose rate… i'll nor get 40k rose. totally give up on this liao… only go there to turn in the stones and the sand when i collect a 100 of each.
rjpq time! great for lvling as always. esp with the self supplied HS XD i was doing 1 lvl per round, and we only camped till 8mins.
i went opq also…
all 3 pt members lvled up in the same round haha
Yay so that's all the happy phantom SSes that i have.
Sighz. The hell ride? It’s the cwkpq batch. Really terrible now. Batch members all mia. Some explain that they have exams, go on holiday etc… yup that's fine. But the rest? Just MIA w/o a word! And well…
Last sat… i wasn’t paying enough attention… or more like… i was just going to type to ask the members to rush the boss out. Then… 1,1 and u know the rest. The great thing about being lvl 200 is that i can die as i like. The only consequence being the missed out bonus round… but anyway… 1 spins was really cute...
he gave me a pig head offering! XD i bet he also took the opportunity to take a million SSes. Haha. i made a note to be more careful next time… but then i died again the other day when trying to type - to tell the spons that the mon in the middle is ready for collection. Not i suck ok! I was typing! bleah. Next time i'll have to move away to type. i really miss my achilles sia. Maybe i shd go do the keystone quest on my pala. but i need to mine the gold ores 1st… f3. then i also have to care about which charge to use. dang. Like now cwk boss time i just pin the bosses one side and anyhow whack. My damage not that great anyway. I have to care more about stuff like neck order (sometimes i switch entirely to fb page to check, it’s a wonder i didn’t die more) and such… but now like… they kill too fast and we always end up with one whole pile of 3 necks at the corner -.-''' heng so far no mishaps. I shan't say more and give ppl ideas. f3.
So yeah… cos now phantom and everyone's excited… there's a lot of spons available. So what do i do? I make more batches, to make more money. So i tried on wedn to do a weekday batch, with just 1 regular batch member and the rest being my guild ppl. End up no one bring a warrior to bot AND everyone was like super reluctant to relog (cos of the 30mins justice coin thing zzzzzz!) to bring a warrior. Like wtf? Someone just bring a warrior? I org and already booting 2 chars on top of bring my hero in? Like someone please move? In the end jp brought a warrior up. So yeah. Wedn start late. Then since so many spons, we decided to org on thurs also. But then cos none of us had gone to cwkpq so often, we didn’t know the timer resets every 24hrs rather than at 12mn. ZZZzzzzzzzzzz. We had to wait till like 11pm to start. On top of that some spons MIA so me and ivy had to go fm and find spons. One spons for the 2nd batch even left while we were doing the 1st round, so i used my mum's comp to look for someone to fill up the gap… then 2nd batch 3rd stage? Our only pirate died and tot it was like arka can re-enter pq. Of cos it wasn’t. He left the pq area and we gg liao loh. And we had a BS in the batch some more zzzzzzz. Like totally… Needless to say the spons were pissed. All i can say is… heng we found those spons in fm de. Else they come kpkb in forum thread will be even more zzz.
And so… batch later. I hope we can start on time. Very sian organising this thing. Ppl withdraw last min, or worst still mia… or like suddenly want more slots but we full long ago liao. Yeah… cos of phantom + hols bah. So many ppl want slot… not just a lot of ppl buying, they also want a lot of slots at once. Like 2, 3 or even 4 slots at one go. So yeah, still organising weekday batches on Tuesday and Thursday. And still finding batch members for those days… I need at least 5 batch members per run… each person do one job. Well i DO have a bam and a nw to enter the pq for now… but I'd rather not. my mum's lappy de keyboard is like shyt! Cannot press the keys properly one loh! Makes me so tempted to install xp on my dad's macbook pro as well just so that i can maple. Plus the key config and all will be what I'm already used to. sighs. The thing is all my chars are on the same acct tho. My nw and bam not only have pathetic damage, they are only 9x. And they have pathetic damage. 3k range on my nw for e.g.? I think cos all my eqs aren't there… i think even my old wgg is on some other char. still… it won't be much of a help. Amazing this is that i actually did the keystone quest on my nw. I'm amazed myself lol. Hmm if that's the case maybe i did it on my SM too? o.o maybe i shd check it out… since pala haven do i need jump up… very mafan and slow. Of cos… MIA spons is frustrating.. but MIA members? That's even worst. Every week I'm just struggling to find members. Its like now i really give up liao. Just org, go there then see lack simi, i bring n bot. For Tuesday and Thursday… think i'll need to log in even earlier on my pala and shout to who who in my alliance want to help and make a bit of $...
haiz two more weeks till the old org back. I just asked her to give me forum access. I want to change the stuff in the thread sia… and since this service has been around for ages, I'd rather not make a new thread.
Haiz. Ok lah… time to post this (slowly wait for the pics to upload!) so that i can reboot my comp for the cwkpq later. *crosses fingers* i hope it goes smoothly sia.