« January »
January
Jan 3 - Aisha Day
Jan 6 - Gnorbu Day
Jan 11 - Buzz Day
Jan 14 - Sloth Day
Jan 16 - Elephante Day
Jan 29 - Kacheek Day

Altador Cup XVI
Discover the characters of Neopia in our Book of Ages!
Every editorial question answered just a search away!
Complete the Altador Mini-Plot!
Your jnAccount! Your jnAccount: Log In or Register | New to Jellyneo? Click here!

Welcome to Jellyneo.net!

Welcome to Jellyneo, the #1 ad-free Neopets help site! We offer news and tips for the popular online game Neopets. Here's what you can find on the site:

You can also register a jnAccount; it's free and lets you access special features! (Find out more!)

Pick your news: Neopets News Jellyneo's Twitter | Crossword | JN Updates | Daily Puzzle | Altador Cup XVI

Dave
Costume Contest: Round 3 Now Open
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 23, 2021, 9:25 am NST

The third, and final, round of our Costume Contest is now open! Go vote!

Round three has similar voting to round two, except you only have one vote this round, rather than three. You may vote for whichever costumes made it to this round. (The 30 top rated pets from round two moved on. If your costume didn't make it, never fear! It could show up as a staff pick at the end.)

Bonus Vote: If you rated all pets in round one, you also have a bonus vote available to use! (For a total of 2 votes this round.)

Good luck to the round three finalists!

Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!
Dave
Metaverse Timeline Stumbles, Quidd Project Put on Hold
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 22, 2021, 2:07 pm NST


This week's Beauty Contest winner: Arlonna!

A few new and noteworthy updates today in the world of Neopets NFTs. (Or should we say in the metaverse of Neopets NFTs? 🤔)

First up, the Neopets Metaverse team is missing their launch schedule, with the NFT project failing to meet the self-imposed October deadline for release.

In a statement posted on their blog:

The team is working hard and focused on finalizing the details of the project to ensure a smooth and successful launch of the Neopets Metaverse Collection NFTs. As an update, we expect the NFT sale to take place in the next few weeks. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our many supporters and are very excited to continue building and growing our community.

Originally, their announced date for launch was "October 2021." With the announcement above, no definitive timeline has been released, leaving the project in limbo.

This doesn't seem all too surprising coming from the Neopets Metaverse team, though. They have continuously stumbled since the initial release (read back in our news feed to see), and the "roadmap" they posted for a brand new NFT-based version of Neopia has zero indication as to the timeline of completion. (As a reminder—that roadmap, which is authored by "Neopets Inc," also claims that the Neopets brand will be decentralized, and in effect given up by JumpStart and placed in control of those who own the NFTs. Something that TNT has yet to address, or retract.)



Second, you may have seen our post about Neopets coming to Quidd, a marketplace for digital collectibles (with the option in the future to convert them to NFTs).

As of today, we have confirmed that due to the Neopets Metaverse project, the collectibles planned for the Quidd marketplace have been put on hold, with this official statement:

Quick update on the new channel coming! While we originally thought it would be this week, due to unforeseen circumstances it has been delayed slightly.

It is still coming! And we will keep you updated as we find out more. For now we apologize for the confusion and hope to have more info for you very soon!

Later, the CEO of Quidd stated, during a Q&A period held on their official Discord server:

[in a response to another project being canceled outright] Yeah, it happens. It's a big bummer when it goes. I've seen the Charmed stuff -- it was incredible. But, sometimes licensors change their minds. In the case of the new [Neopets] channel, our partners wanted to put a little more time between another project that they dropped and our project. So, it's a delay, not a cancellation. I would say January at the latest.

We will continue to keep an eye out on this project, and update you all if it comes to fruition.



For those out of the loop or just checking in, you can read all about why Jellyneo opposes these NFT projects by visiting jellyneo.net/nfts (and mint your own blockchain-free NFTopet!) Alternatively, click the #NoNeoNFTs banner at the top of many pages across Jellyneo.

Our stance here at Jellyneo continues to be the belief that the best course of action is to cancel all NFT projects outright, and instead focus on features and games that the Neopets community actually wants. If contracts cannot be canceled, then we believe the second best option would be to retract the Metaverse roadmap presented and cancel the planned NFT version of Neopia.
Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!
Dave
Site Redesign: More HTML5 Games and Maps
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 21, 2021, 2:33 pm NST

It's been 78 days since the last beta site redesign, and a new release—v0.4.8—is now live!

1) Three more games receive HTML5 versions. This round includes:


As of writing, you cannot earn any NP from these 3 games just yet. We assume TNT is holding back on that for some live testing just to make sure there aren't any big issues. As of October 22nd, score submissions for Neopoints have been enabled!

Faerie Bubbles has a known issue where the blaster will still give you coloured bubbles that are not currently on the board (something the Flash version did not do). This makes it quite challenging to progress:

The Faerie Bubbles Game has a balancing issue where colours not remaining in-game will show up to shoot, making the levels very difficult to pass. We are working to address this issue ASAP.

2) Seven more world maps have been converted to HTML5. This map conversion update includes:


Oddly, Altador is included in the list as well (making it 8 maps), but the Altador map was previously converted in 2018. It seems to have gotten another update, probably to bring it in line with the newer maps.

3) Finally, Random Events make a return in the beta layout. Previously, Random Events did not work on pages with the new layout and could only be received on the legacy site. No longer!


What's coming up?
Pet Slots are still in the works, and TNT is aiming to have them for a holiday release. (Note that UCs are not part of the Pet Slots update, and will come later.) The Advent Calendar is also getting the new layout treatment in time for December 1st. More HTML5 map updates will be coming, as well.

Read the release notes in full here:


What world maps are you hoping to see next? Let us know in the comments!
Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!
Dave
Costume Contest: Two Days Left for Round 2
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 21, 2021, 10:03 am NST

There are only two days left to pick your favorite costumes in round 2 of our Costume Contest! Go vote!

You are given three votes, and you may vote for whichever costumes made it to this round. (The top rated 75 pets from round 1 moved on. If your costume didn't make it, never fear! It could show up as a staff pick at the end! ) The 30 pets receiving the most votes will move on to our final round for a chance at at the top spot and a trophy.

You may vote for three different Neopets, three of the same pets, or however you want to spread your votes around! You may not vote for yourself.

As a reminder, please only use one jnAccount to vote. Each year, we disqualify a handful of people that make the contest unfair by voting on several accounts. We are also silently discarding your votes if you used more than one jnAccount to vote in round one.

Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!
Dave
More Neopets Digital Collectibles Coming
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 19, 2021, 6:11 pm NST

UPDATE October 22nd: Quidd has postponed the Neopets product release "due to unforeseen circumstances"—no new date or timeline has been given for release.



UPDATE October 21st: The Discord message has also now been deleted, but then reposted without the image (that tied it to Neopets) and the indication of when it would be announced changed to be 'soon'.



UPDATE October 20th: The original teaser tweet has now been deleted. It is unclear why. The equivalent message within Quidd's discord remains up.



JumpStart has heard the Neopets community loud and clear—and more digital collectibles that you can buy and sell in an online digital marketplace (and cash out as NFTs) are coming soon. 🤦‍♂️

This time, online seller Quidd, will be selling the collectibles. Currently, Quidd offers collectibles that can be minted as NFTs if you want, or you can keep them as non-cryptocollectibles.


So far, only a teaser tweet has been posted, and an official announcement will follow tomorrow. Stay tuned to Jellyneo for more details on this new Neopets licensing partnership.
Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!
Jellyneo on Twitter
Get JN updates via Twitter!
Jellyneo on YouTube
Find our latest gaming videos on YouTube!
Old Neopets News
Looking for older Neopets news?