April Fools' Day - 2012
Neopians woke early on the morning of April 1st, wallets filled with Neopoints, in excited anticipation of playing silly tricks on each other. Some set out to buy firecrackers and cans of fake Wadjets to scare their friends, while others planned to pick up a cream pie or twelve to toss at peoples' faces. When the shops around Neopia Central ran out of stock, everyone turned to our old friend...
The Shop Wizard
Unfortunately, the Shop Wizard was a bit out of sorts. As he insisted that he could work, however, the shoppers of Neopia tried to continue as if everything were normal.
Everything was not normal. With the Shop Wizard out of commission and thousands of people still looking to prank, they next turned to...
The Trading Post
As it turned out, Jhuidah the Island Faerie had important business elsewhere, and left the Trading Post in the "capable" hands of Hoka. While the Tyrannian Kacheek seemed friendly enough, he was easily confused and couldn't count very high, limiting the offers you could make to dung items and up to 1,000 NP. Unfortunately, even that proved too difficult for Hoka, causing him to slightly mix up your offer.
Most people weren't exactly happy to trade all of their on-hand NP, all of their pets, and the entire contents of their Safety Deposit Box for something like a Furry Table, and were quick to cancel the trade.
Does anyone here speak Tyrannian...?
Happy as Hoka may have been about many Neopians inadvertently accepting the trade, due to his ineptitude most were able to successfully withdraw their offers. Tired of dealing with the hairy oaf, people moved on to their last hope of finding that perfect prank item...
The Neopian Auction House
Upon arriving at the Auction House, it was immediately apparent to everyone that something was amiss. Dung, dung, everywhere dung! While Hoka would have been overjoyed, the prank-seeking populace was less so. With resigned sighs, many began to bid on the dung items; dropping a smelly Dung Rug in front of their sister's door would be better than nothing. Much to their aggravation, however, Nigel the stockbroker Chia was bidding on everything in sight.
Fed up with the odd series of events, many gave up and went about their daily lives, some taking their pets for treatment at the Secret Lab, some checking up on the latest news.
While people were at first thrilled to have their pet change into a Custard Kau, Darigan Grundo, Maraquan Poogle, Darigan Quiggle, or Strawberry Mynci, they quickly realized that a horrible mistake had been made: the crazy scientist had zapped the wrong pet! Some thought that he had shared the Shop Wizard's Swill Pudding, but most insisted that his eyes had always looked like that. Those who had gone to read the news were in for an even nastier surprise.
As if UC Plushie Draiks across the land turning into a Darigan Quiggles wasn't bad enough, owners everywhere were now forced to choose which of their four beloved Neopets would be deleted permanently. With the clock ticking down, thousands rushed to...
As could be expected, the Pound was immediately filled to the bursting point with abandoned pets, taking the choice of which pet would be purged out of the hands of their owners. Distraught and frustrated users trudged back to their Neohomes as day turned to night, wearily checking their Neomail...
By the end of the day, tired Neopians sat down to open their Neomail. They were greeted with a number of random messages. Any attempts to block this mysterious spammer, would result in another account sending more random messages!
These deeds were done by the following users:
And the messages received are below:
Patiently M. Entomological
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you are my hero
I am trying to convert my dubloons into Neopoints but the pirates are after me you are my only hope.my neophobia prevents me from leaving my hiding place.but if you send me 1000np to secure passage to Maraqua Fyora will bless you and I will give you half of my wealth once i can convert it safely.faeries watch over you.
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Your codestones are weak compared to the Wonder Codestone being developed by Virtupets Industries right now. Scientists are researching this awesome new technology that YOU can benefit from. Be the first to try it! Send 3.1415 NP to Otto B. Weiser at 117234 Dictator Way, Virtupets Space Station. Act fast!
Tired of Losing NP?
If you have experienced negative NP, you may be eligible to participate in a survey. Help scientists find out where Neopoints go and move science forward. Please come to 879615, Tombstone Road in the Haunted Woods and bring 1000 NP for processing fees.
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yeah me 2 but i found a way to get them fast u just have to send some np to cover the cost of me getting it to you oh say 100 np maybe and then i will set you up and u will be as rich as amira that aisha in the desert with all the riches so yeah really rich so what do u say?
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I am in distress i was walking by this scorchio with crazy hair and now i am invisible. all i heard was a loud zap and now my paws are seethru. i cannot get money from the bank becuz they cannot see me. if u send me 1,750,000 NP i will pay you back when i buy my pb again. iwas royal b4. pls believe me.
Your Baby Neopet Can Learn To Read
Is your Baby underfoot all the time? Whining and drinking up all the milk? Do you want the candy for yourself? Send your Baby Neopet to a friendly, supportive daycare centre today! Visit 20548 Sakhmet Slums to begin the education of your Baby.
Is the Battler in your Family Getting Old?
Does your Battler walk more Slowly lately? Do they seem pensive and Sigh a Lot? They may be experiencing War Withdrawal Syndrome, a Dangerous and Expensive condition. Fortunately the Boochi Method is available for a Limited Time at a special discount. Reply now to receive your Exclusive Offer.
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My friend is trapped in the Darigan citadul. I am raising np to bribe the gards. If u send me 500np i will make sure that king Skarrl gives you a reward. my friend is very important at skarls court but dont tell anyone I said that.its a secret. You are very kind.plz reply soon.
Message: You have won an all-expenses paid trip to Faerieland! Pack your bags and get ready for a week of sunshine, sparkles, and smiles! Free quests offered every day (Fountain Faerie not included). Sightseeing morning tour of Faerie City and continental breakfast available daily. Send only 2000 NP to reserve your tickets!
When all else failed, venturing to the Official Neopets Facebook page, the users were, naturally, surprised by what awaited them: a poll to determine the appearance of the first male Faerie in Neopets history. Uncertain but starting to feel optimistic, they voted in droves for #5.
This article was written by: JN Staff