Neopets 10th Birthday Celebration
In recognition of Neopets' 10th birthday, a variety of celebrations were held in early and mid-November 2009. These ranged from item giveaways, featured NC Mall items, limited edition pet releases, trivia questions and even an avatar! All these events were featured on the Neopets 10th Birthday Celebration hub page (which is unfortunately no longer available).
Pre-Birthday Goodies: November 6-14
In the week leading up to Neopets' birthday, an item giveaway was held. Each day, your average birthday-celebrating Neopian would have three glittery, brightly-coloured gift boxes to choose from. Clicking on a gift box would give Neopoints, a regular birthday item, or an exclusive 10th Birthday item.
NC Mall Items
In addition to the daily NP gift boxes, several limited edition NC Mall items were released. Each item commemorated a significant event in each year of Neopia's history.
|November 5, 2009
Invasion of Neopia Commemorative Background
|November 6, 2009
Commemorative Omelette Hat
|November 7, 2009
Commemorative Floating Air Faerie Doll
|November 8, 2009
Commemorative Roo Island Jester Staff
|November 9, 2009
Commemorative Battle For Meridell Garland
|November 10, 2009
Commemorative Fishing Pole with Old Boot
|November 11, 2009
Commemorative Hall of Heroes Background
|November 12, 2009
Commemorative Colourful Paper Lantern String Lights
|November 13, 2009
Commemorative Techo Says Background
|November 14, 2009
Commemorative Jordie Plushie
|November 15, 2009
Commemorative Birthday Cupcake Costume
Neopets' 10th Birthday: November 15
There were all sorts of unusual celebrations to mark a very special event in Neopia's history. Instead of three gift boxes to choose from at the hub page, on the big day there was just one. Everyone received the same prize.
Over the course of the day, several LE pet species were unexpectedly released at varying times and intervals. Released species included the Chomby, Cybunny, Hissi, Jetsam, Kiko, Koi, Poogle and Tonu. Lutaris, Draiks and Krawks were not released.
Game scores could be sent 10 times on the day and for the following week, instead of the usual 5. This was later extended to 10 sends a day for the rest of the year. There were, however, some glitches, which meant players resorted to entering the World Challenge in order to send the full 10 scores.
As well as the special 10th birthday celebrations, there were also the usual Neopian birthday treats, including:
- Use of the Birthday site theme
- Release of the Happy Birthday! avatar
- Free soup from the Soup Faerie for Neopians with less than 3000NP
- Brain Tree reward increase of 25%
- Increased chances of something happening at Coltzan's Shrine
- Treasure of the Black Pawkeet is free today and 150NP for the rest of the month.
- Free spins of the Wheel of Excitement
- Free training from the Swashbuckling Academy
- Increased ticket sales at the Ticket Booth
The Afterparty: November 15-24
After all the birthday festivities were over, the fun continued with a daily trivia question on the birthday hub page. Neopoint item prizes were awarded for a correct answer. All the questions were about events and features from Neopian history.
Q: Neopets started to become a bit stronger during the first year due to the opening of this?
A: Mystery Island Training School
Q: In the 2nd year, what large multi-player game was launched?
Q: Neopians became a bit more snooty about their food while joining this group in the 3rd year.
A: Gourmet Club
Q: What Neopian character started terrorizing Neopets with his ray gun in the 4th year?
Q: In the 5th year of Neopets, which Wheel began spinning in the Month of Eating (and might not have stopped yet!)?
Q: Who fought a duel with Captain Scarblade during the battle in the Curse of Maraqua plot?
A: King Kelpbeard
Q: Which team won the first Altador Cup?
A: Haunted Woods
Q: What was the first Neopet Day clothing set announced after Neopets became customisable?
A: Bionic Cybunny
Q: Who helped Gorix in place of the Cybunny Scout during the Return of Dr. Sloth?
Q: Who joined AAA and Abigail in their Daily Dare adventures in 2009?
This article was written by: Torratz