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Herdy
Second Wish Candle at NC Mall
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 25, 2019, 11:04 am NST

The second of this year's birthday Wish Candles is now released!



This can award the following items:



It also has the chance of awarding this limited edition bonus item:

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Herdy
Discord Scrappy Q&As
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 25, 2019, 10:05 am NST

In addition to the recent Twitter Question and Answer session with Scrappy, TNT have also reached out to answer questions in additional channels! This time, the Discord server for the r/neopets reddit community.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As neither the Neopets reddit community nor the discord related to it are approved fansites, be sure to be careful how you discuss the origins of these questions and answers on the Neopets site.

Scrappy and Legends & Letters developers called Pactian Darcsable and The Claymaker answered some questions in two specifically created channels for Neopets and Legend and Letters. Firstly, Scrappy answered:

What are the chances of more rock petpet colors being added?

you know i cant give you an exact percentage chance but i can for sure mention that they are highly sought after to the team and see what we can do


When games are converted away from Flash, are they going to get new game IDs and thus new trophy images, effectively retiring the flash versions of trophies?

they will be getting new game IDs yes when they are switched over


​Would you consider scrapping the current filters placed on petpages and forums and replace them? Not being able to type Grape-related things (For example) is painful

i feel your pain and you know how much i love cookies but we gotta keep the site kid friendly still and safe for everyone so sadly there isnt much we can do about the filters.


I'm wondering if the team is aware that Bilge Dice technically works fine, it just had to be taken down due to the server transition lag causing some issues. So if the programmers were to restore Bilge Dice like normal, would it be likely to see the game return sooner than later?

hm, i'm thinking it wouldn't be a too soon of a thing, but probably throughout our transition to mobile it is one of the things we can look at returning!


Has there been any progress on figuring out how the team wants to handle re-releasing some of the super old (and super scarce) stamps? i know that's a sensitive one since you guys don't want to tank their value completely or anything, but i also know a lot of people are pretty desperate for some of those stamps for avatars/collections

we know you guys are begging for them but we have a lot going on right now that we are trying to really prioritize. we would absolutely love to hear your suggestions though for good ways to do it


what are the chances of something where maybe one day have like an anniversary of an event to re-live it? So newer or those who missed out can have a chance at much older event related stuff?

we have actually talked about that not so long ago, i have no idea how it would actually work yet but it would be super cool to try to figure out


Will we being seeing any new merchandise (esp. mutant bori merch) again?

well we had some at comic con and the responses were amazing so it is definitely something we're looking into now! we'd love to get some more merch out there for you guys, especially with the 20th anniversary coming up


Is it intentional that the wishing well grants r90 items lately?

im not entirely sure but let me ask the team!


Is there any chance the gallery spotlight will get fixed? Currently it shows all the items out of order when it's a very important part of setting up a gallery

I will put in a bug for that and see if we can get it fixed soon!! our dev team has been so busy getting everything ready for comic con but i will see what we can do now


is there any chance y’all will be open to having volunteer neoboard mods or help coming up with ideas for daily puzzle, mystery pic, etc? I know that many of us are now content creators or have some free time on our hands and would be happy to give back to the site!

we would seriously love that, our users make neopets what it is so any help or creativity we can get from you guys would be amazing. we would have to find the best way to set that up but i think we could probably find a way. we've even talked about that with items and stuff, having users be able to design their own items/wearables


Scrappy what is your fave neopet species?

kougra for sure, theyre the best


Mayhaps user submitted content as a random contest? two birds one stone!!

yeah it'd have to be something like that, we will have to find the best way to collect all your guys stuff but im thinking different weeks could be different categories of content for you guys to send in


Is there going to be a purge soon? I've heard rumors but nothing concrete

we definitely want to soon! it takes a good amount of dev work so we've been waiting til we have some more time but with the mobile conversion, we will find time for a purge


Any chance TNT would come to an East Coast event like PAX? us New Englanders want some love too

i love the east coast, its amazing so i will try my best to get our execs to send us out there for an event


Is there any chance you would let maraquan/mutant pets wear more default wearables? I'm specifically referring to pets like the maraquan hissi and mutant kacheek which are in the default pose. Maraquan myncis can wear any clothes and it's so much fun to dress them up, I can understand why more unique posed pets like the mutant acara can't, but could any others be switched?

i dont think so but i can check on that one for you


Any chance of doing NYCC? Those of us on the east coast would appreciate it

NYCC would be so fun! we actually talked about it so hopefully next year


1) Site Spotlight Avatar - in the past you guys said you were going to look into retroactively awarding past winners with the avatar since past winners were barred from entering again and the contest is now retired. Is this still on the to-do list?

2) Any chance we can have someone look into the bug with Original Treasure Maps? They often times award items with broken images and thus, we don't get prizes. I've sent multiple bug reports about it over the years, it's been broken for about 4-5 years now.

its still on the list! i can pass it along to the content team too and see when we think it can happen! As for the treasure maps, i will put in a bug, can't promise when exactly we will get to it but we will for sure get to it at some point.


Speaking of account safety, are there any plans to add a PIN to collectable cards?

for those asking about PINs, i know it is something we have discussed before and i think it got lost in the other things we were doing. anywhere else you guys would want it added?


Can i bribe you guys with even yummier cookies to poke the zapped! perk a bit?
currently only colours available in the petpet puddle via a paintbrush are able to be made by the perk, however when the perk list was first released it promised "lab-exclusive colours".
I know it was addressed at some point in the editorial but there was some unsureness on what would be done, and a few players suggested to just make the lab petpets no-trade or to just have the zapped effect meaning they'd revert upon removal like normal zapped petpets do.
I know a few players including me spent millions buying cc point items to get picnic petpets and were extremely devastated by the rewording and change of the perk after cc had already ended.
sorry to pester, i just don't want this problem to be buried and forgotten since cc is still fairly fresh in our minds!

i'd have to check with the team on this one, i know there are still discussions so ill try to relay that to you guys


Casual quick question, is there a solid date on when Daily Dare and the Summer Dyeworks will be starting?

Right now for daily dare, we are thinking this week (i will let you know if that changes) and summer dyeworks will be in about a week


(Scrappy later gave a sneak preview of one of the upcoming items. )



Do y'all still keep in touch with old TNT? I wanted to tell Mr Insane thank you for NQII i played it alot in middle school and learned SAT words

sadly, not really. i think some do a little but i don't, i wish i could though that would be awesome


Is there any chance of a magma gruslen, or other magma petpets? Also any chance of a mystery pic avatar? :D

oh i remember reading it, the fading pixelated avatar? honestly that is such a cool idea i already sent it to another tnt member :smile: and as for the petpets, i guess you'll have to wait and see!


Any chance additional account security measures are coming in the future? For example; 2 factor authentication?

yeah security is definitely very important to us, especially moving to mobile we are looking at all the ways to make neopets as secure as we can. i will let you guys know what the plans are there when i can!


i will be back at some point tomorrow for another Q&A session and there are some other members of TNT that will be around too!


Relating to Legends and Letters specifically, these questions were answered:

This is no legends question, but it has to do with your other neopets app. Ghoul catchers - is there any update planned?

nope, sadly theres not right now!


Are there concrete plans to integrate with the main site at all ^^ I know that would encourage a LOT of people to play.

we are currently working on account linking with the site, so get your team ready!


How many more Neopian wolds can we expect to explore in Legends & Letters in the future?

we have current plans for Altador.

Its great to know that people are excited about further worlds, unfortunately we cant confirm anything at the moment. We have lots of cool features planned & additional worlds are just one type of them. I would request you to stay tuned for the future updates and releases!!


As a colorblind player, I have a really difficult time playing games with more neon-esque based colors/lights. Is it possible to implement a feature that turns down the intensity of these colors for the games?
Along with that, there are users who do have other eye disorders that can pose complications, would disabling animation be something that could be changed in the settings of both mobile games?
Thank you!

Thank you for sharing, I will discuss this with the team.


I think the biggest thing I heard people wanted was potentially a bigger board since a lot of times you have a clever word in mind but it doesn't fit.

We have discussed the board size before and there are currently no plans to change it, but if we continue to get feedback along those lines we will absolutely take a look at it.


I don't really thing I have any questions but I will gladly express that prior to this huge update with the boss monster raids and the weird leveling fodder creatures, I was playing literally for hours each day and when that patch came, I played through it until I understood how it all worked and I honestly haven't opened my app in months now.
I was really into the completionist aspect and... I mean we're Neopians. Not to mention we've probably all played Pokemon - we're no strangers to grinding. I wanted to get one of my leaders to max stats and to have a maxed team with each element covered.
In short, for me it became unenjoyably complicated to a point where I don't play.
I'd love to see a more simplified way to continue meeting goals.

Its sad to see that you dont play that often right now. Can you tell us where you finds things to be more complicated? We will try to see how things can be made easier to understand.


It seems likely, as least for the time being, that there will be additional dicussion with the staff in this format. We'll keep you updated with any additions.
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Herdy
Third Free Birthday Cupcake Available in the Mall
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 24, 2019, 10:22 am NST

Another free cupcake to celebrate the NC Mall's birthday is now available to claim in the NC Mall!



This cupcake will grant +2 Strength to the Neopet you feed it to, and another NC item:



As with other NC cupcakes, since this does not award any Neopoints or NP items, you can claim this on side accounts.
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Dave
Twitter Q&A with Scrappy
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 23, 2019, 1:33 pm NST

This past weekend, Scrappy answered a few questions that were posted to Twitter with hashtag #NeoAskScrappy. Questions are now closed and answers are posted, so here are the highlights:

Q1: "will we ever see anything from the darkest faerie ps2 again"

A: I've heard about this one a surprising amount! We'd love to be able to do something with the game but it's not in the plans right now. We've so many things we're trying to get done but in the future, who knows!


Q2: "will Neopets be converted to HTML before Flash loses support in 2020"

A: YES! We're currently in the process of moving everything over, those at #SDCC were able to see a small preview of what that will look like. Of course, there is just so much on the site so it will probably be rolled out piece by piece over time.


Q3: "will the games be revamped to be played on mobile"

A: yes we want to bring them over to mobile. Of course some stuff will have to change but they'll still be the games you know and love. We have a few on mobile already and are looking into how many to bring vs how many new ones to bring in too!


Q4: "will there ever be a full web experience for a mobile Neopets client/app?"

A: Yes there will be for sure!! It will start as just the mobile version of the website, but an app is definitely in our future plans too! One step at a time!!


Q5: "will the nearly abandoned attic ever reopen?"

A: Never say never, but with everything going on it isn't in our current plans. However, we are listening to you guys and want your feedback on everything so keep reaching out and we'll try to do as much as we can for you guys.


Q6: "more veteran perks?"

A: I know I know! It's absolutely crazy trying to keep up with you guys!! We'll see what we can do though about getting more of those veteran perks for you guys because you're all amazing and so loyal you definitely deserve to be rewarded!


Q7: "more avatars? (Amount of books read, higher rarity books)"

A: We seriously LOVE getting stuff like avatar ideas from you guys! I will definitely bring this to the content team and see what they say. Gotta reward all those bookworms out there!!


Q8: " Will Keyquest be back for the app release?"

A: No, Keyquest will not be back for the mobile release of Neopets. Maybe down the road we will look at it but converting all of flash to mobile is our mainly (and very time consuming) priority.


Q9: " Can we have a return of the old Charity Corner format?"

A: Hm, decisions like those are out of my hands but I will see if we can do a throwback style Charity Corner sometime.


Q10: "Will some of the dormant Techo character make an appearance in a plot, or other site features or items?"

A: Yeah there are definitely lots of characters that have been kept on the DL for a few years now that we know will be back one day. I can't say anything for certain but I will see if I can find out anything on any dormant characters that we might see again soon!


Q11: "Would TNT ever consider resetting/wiping scores for 'All Time' leaderboards?"

A: This is a super interesting idea! Especially considering our move to mobile we're trying to figure out what we keep/start over, so I'll definitely bring this up to the team & get their thoughts!


Q12: "Neopets @OriginalFunko pops?"

A: Not only do I love this idea but I might've asked for it once or twice myself! We will have to see what we can do for you guys here, with redeemable prize codes of course….


Q13: " Will the Neoboards chat filter ever reflect the current adult players?"

A: So, we have definitely gotten this question a few times. The short answer is no. The long answer is even though we know our player base has grown up with this game, it's still a kid friendly environment and community. Neopets will always be a safe and open space for everyone so we have to keep it that way. Sorry guys!


Q14: "Will we be ever to own more Neopets?"

A: I mean, how many until you start neglecting some of them??? We cannot be responsible for hungry and sad Neopets running wild!! (but maybe sometime soon….)


And that's it! Stay tuned to Jellyneo, we're still preparing our full coverage of Comic-Con, the Neopets After Party, and the new mobile experiences that were announced and demoed! Check back by the end of this week for a recap with photos and videos of the event!
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Dave
Legends and Letters 1.9.0 Available
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 23, 2019, 10:45 am NST

A new update to Legends and Letters is now available for iOS and Android devices! This update includes a fancy new start screen, along with a few game mechanic updates:

Get ready to defeat the Cursed Claymaker with the new features now available!

- Ability to autoplay previously defeated levels
- Ability to skip previously defeated levels and receive rewards
- 3 power-ups per play
- Access to a new starter pack

You now have the ability to speed up your game a bit by autoplaying old levels for rewards. (But be careful, you may still lose if the opponent AI is smarter than your team's AI level!)

The new start screen is below:



Our Legends and Letters guide will be updated in the coming days with the new changes. If you haven't played the app yet, now's a great time to get into it. Check out our guide below for help:

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