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Dave
Brightvale Event Live
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on August 27, 2018, 11:29 am NST


As promised, the Brightvale event is now live! Visit the main Brightvale page to begin. The wizard we met last week has some new dialogue to explain what's going on. You can jump through a portal every 6 hours during from now until September 3rd, so we encourage you to jump as often as you can if you're participating!

WARNING: This event looks to involve Lab Ray-like changes to your active Neopet. This includes colour changes and stat changes. If you absolutely do not want a particular pet to change, we highly recommend changing your active Neopet to one where you wouldn't mind a few (promised to be reversible) changes.

For full details and a step-by-step, please see our Trouble in Brightvale guide:

View the Guide »


UPDATE: Here's a post on the Neoboards from hardtotame regarding how your pet will have portal effects reversed at the end of the event:

Reusing the portal will cure your pet of any illness it contracted through the event, but all other changes will remain until the end of the event (unless you get lucky and get the effect that restores your pet to its original condition). When your pet's state is restored at the end of the event, any stat changes that happened outside the event will be factored in.
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ducky - JN Staff, 08/27/2018, 11:37 am NST
THE END IZ NEAR!


v1cky_, 08/27/2018, 11:48 am NST
It says that you’ll be changed back.. just not yet lol

1jediboy, 08/27/2018, 12:06 pm NST
@Ducky - PREPARE FOR AN ANIMATION INFINITY WAR!!!

OTHER CARTOONS ARE GONNA START POURING OUTTA THOSE PORTALS!!!!

READY PLAYER 1!!!!! ENGAGE!!!!! ENGAGE!!!!!
*Wander and Sylvia from Wander Over Yonder fall out of portal*

Wander: Well, hi there! *waves*

Me:

1jediboy, 08/27/2018, 12:08 pm NST
Defenders of Neopia: CONGREGATE!
Fan out and greet these aliens and make sure none of them are hostile!

*make an animation reference in character *

marfbear, 08/27/2018, 12:13 pm NST
Mine says I can come back again in 6 hours. Is that for everybody, or is it a random time?

marfbear, 08/27/2018, 12:14 pm NST
Nevermind, I should read stuff first.

mavegibson, 08/27/2018, 12:16 pm NST
OMG WTH are they doing with this? An event that changes stats/color of pet? Gah. Me no likey.

Thankfully I had JN to warn me!!!

marfbear, 08/27/2018, 12:19 pm NST
I got the book Hagans Secrets as my reward.

androidturret, 08/27/2018, 12:36 pm NST
My draik was changed to mutant AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (I've been waiting for a fountain faerie quest but this works)

cloonshannagh, 08/27/2018, 12:46 pm NST
SpiritWillow volunteered. *whew* She thinks portal jumping will be fun. *paws crossed*

First jump: all the way to the Scrollery. No changes, but she got Brightvale Wisdom and Blank Velvet Tome. All the kiddies love the Leaves Bakground. So we are all happy.

PS. Bless the JN Guide!

fuzzyflufffeet, 08/27/2018, 12:50 pm NST
Some of these prizes are cool but all my main account pets are either UCs, BDs in training or colors I won't risk losing. I can't decide if I should move a side account pet over to do this or not

1jediboy, 08/27/2018, 12:58 pm NST
*panics* Where are my teammates!? *clicks button one walkie-talkie*
Defenders! Report! Is there anyone out there? Have you been captured!? Hello!?

(Big_shot was unaffected, and we ended up in the Brightvale Motery.)

pigfish99, 08/27/2018, 1:06 pm NST
UC pets cannot go through the portal, from what I've seen

maxgarou, 08/27/2018, 1:14 pm NST
So... all the efects of jumping through a portal are decreases? pass, hard pass

dave - JN Staff, 08/27/2018, 1:54 pm NST
@maxgarou: So far, we've only confirmed that hunger level has a chance of going both ways, but it's still early in the event!

sweetadeline, 08/27/2018, 2:13 pm NST
Someone on the nc boards says some of the nc items their pet was wearing are now missing so be careful!

rylon - JN Staff, 08/27/2018, 3:00 pm NST
Hahaha on mobile I can’t even read half of the initial conversation to start the event. Great work there...!

1jediboy, 08/27/2018, 3:05 pm NST
(Guys. That thing I was doing earlier was for everyone. Not just Ducky. No one wants to play along? )

mavegibson, 08/27/2018, 3:12 pm NST
@sweetadeline could it have been due to a color change? Color changes can remove all clothing a pet is wearing, but the clothing goes to the closet.

topaz644, 08/27/2018, 3:40 pm NST
lol People are a bit cringey about pet changes. What was that April Fool's joke that put everyone in a panic?

debgil, 08/27/2018, 3:53 pm NST
Skipping this one. Somebody was not in their right mind when they plotted this.

josie, 08/27/2018, 4:56 pm NST
I'm adopting a pet from the pound for this. There is no way I'm using one of my permies. If not all changes will be reversed, or if we can't choose what will be reversed, I'll end up spending millions to get my pet back to the way it was. That's just not worth the hassle

pikachu315111, 08/27/2018, 5:06 pm NST
Eh... even with the promise of undoing what has been done at the end of the event I don't think I'll be sending any of my Neopets through the portals. The Pound is full of Neopets eager to jump through portals!

But, yeah, overall this wasn't such a good idea. Despite the claim they'll undo what happens you may never know if something goes wrong. If there's anything users are very cautious about, it's about their Neopets (especially their Species, Colour, Stats, and especially if Unconverted). I imagine it'll mainly be Lab Pets or Neopets gotten from the Pound that'll be going through the portal.

I think a better way to have done things would be send your Neopet through the portal and when they come out be given the option either to keep the change that has occurred to it or revert it. Now to do this they would have to change some of the results as obviously no player would keep the negative effects, but there's probably other things they cou

pikachu315111, 08/27/2018, 5:06 pm NST
but there's probably other things they could have done. But by doing this I think users would send in their main Neopets instead of a Lab/Pound Neopet assured the changes they don't like are reverted immediately.

infernal_kitty, 08/27/2018, 6:21 pm NST
Sounds like a lot of negatives going through the portal...

marfbear, 08/27/2018, 6:27 pm NST
Well, I'm using my lab rat, so naturally I haven't had any changes at all yet.

elepop, 08/27/2018, 7:29 pm NST
My pet got Cricky Neck the first time, and then was not affected the second time, but it looks like the Cricky Neck went away. I don't know if this means each new effect will negate the previous one.

purplebin, 08/27/2018, 7:45 pm NST
Both times so far I have had no effect, but I am using the pound pet I adopted for modeling.

cat, 08/27/2018, 8:06 pm NST
Sees open portals: Yaaaaay Demons ♥
Demon, demons, DEMONS♪

Anyway I got Fuzzitus.

cat, 08/27/2018, 8:12 pm NST
Fortunately I've got a draik with a cheap colour I don't mind risking. I hope for the sake of those that get colour changes they like that we don't have to revert our pets, and I also hope we can reverse the effects.

maxgarou, 08/27/2018, 8:19 pm NST
Couldn't it be that they're introducing some new color(s)? Maybe it's something like the lava pool in that you have to be very very lucky to dip in it.

sp4de, 08/27/2018, 8:43 pm NST
TNT done lost their minds. I just lost like 60 points on my pet's stats.

katina_choovanski, 08/27/2018, 9:18 pm NST
@ 1jediboy--*radio static burst over walkie talkie* Ah, yes, I would like a large, extra cheese on a hand tossed crust, (what?) oh yeah, can we have a 2 liter of, uhhh I dunno, diet Coke?......
.....hello?.....
......HELLO??? IS ANYONE THERE?? WHO RUNS THIS PIZZA STORE ANYWAY!!! Jerks. (we're not ordering from there anymore...*sound of phone hanging up* *static burst on walkie talkie*

katina_choovanski, 08/27/2018, 9:24 pm NST
My side fighter figure is now DYING. But since she's in the hotel, I can't feed her, lol. Worried now about losing NC items.
Ok. So now she's gonna skinny-jump. (is that a thing?)

1jediboy, 08/27/2018, 9:55 pm NST
^What the rootie-toots?! What was that?! And... What's a "diet Coke"?!
There must be some sort of electro-magnetic radio disturbance coming from these portals! I'm... *sad epiphany* I'm going to have to go in one. Whatever dangers lurk in there... *wraps waist with nylon rope and ties it* For the safety of our home world, WE MUST DEFEND IT! *stares at portal* *gulp* I confess... :,( I am afraid.

*JUMPS THROUGH PORTAL*

katina_choovanski, 08/27/2018, 10:00 pm NST
And another thing, I want the magnifying glass prizes on all my accounts, but they tied it into the random prize thingy too, so are we not allowed to play this on our sides?

43456, 08/27/2018, 10:59 pm NST
I can’t even read the text on mobile! I really hope they’ll fix this because I want to join the event!

snoooopy445, 08/28/2018, 6:21 am NST
I lost 184 points from my pet's health. *sigh*

xcomfortableliar, 08/28/2018, 7:03 am NST
I'm putting full faith in the "everything will be returned to normal" clause. If not, I'm just glad one of my pets is painted a cheap color (Christmas) and it will be easy to return him to normal if I have to!

contessa, 08/28/2018, 7:10 am NST
THANK YOU THANK YOU JN for warning us about changes to our pets! Luckily I changed mine to a pound pet I have had for awhile just for this sort of thing. So far he has lost HP and Defense points. Grrr. I do not believe for one minute things will ""everything will be returned to normal" . Surely some glitch will come up at the last minute that they didn't fix/plan for/know about.

OK, so we are getting prizes but what is the point of this event??

_sissiy_sis_369, 08/28/2018, 7:48 am NST
http://www.neopets.com/dimensions/2/index.phtml?trial=4

dave - JN Staff, 08/28/2018, 7:59 am NST
@contessa: The point is to help out Magon with meeting his deadline!

contessa, 08/28/2018, 8:11 am NST
Ah...ok, I went back and re-read the guide. Thanks Dave

katina_choovanski, 08/28/2018, 8:34 am NST
to 1jediboy
*walkie talkie static burst* ...cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off...
_____________________
Hey, what's this (looking at a rope dangling out of a wibbly-wobbly looking place just standing there in midair. Flicks end of rope a few times) I wonder where it leads to. *decides to find out* Well, here goes nothing...I got a baaad feeling about this...

puffkins2000, 08/28/2018, 8:57 am NST
I'm using one of my pets who isn't painted (( I have two )), so I'm not extremely worried about the changes on her. But thanks JN for the warning! I would have used my main pet, just because I do with all events and stuff. NOT this one though! Ugh.

Though I like the general idea of this event, I wish they would have done it a little differently; like either random positive stats or just nothing at all, instead of more negatives. Otherwise, I kind of enjoy jumping through random portals.

boblol2, 08/28/2018, 9:14 am NST
What? Please explain:
"When your pet's state is restored at the end of the event, any stat changes that happened outside the event will be factored in."

Does that mean:
Your pet will loose any stat buffs it gained?
(if that's the case, then what's the point of the event?)

OR
"outside the event" Any training done during this event is pointless?

I need an explanation to this explanation.

cloonshannagh, 08/28/2018, 9:15 am NST
Despite her Blurred Vision, Willow is enjoying the jumps. (She is painted--Blue. *lol* But if worst should happen, I have a brush. ) However, I agree with @puffkins2000; positive stats from the land of wisdom would have been a nicer touch.

13germandames, 08/28/2018, 9:39 am NST
Boblol2, I think it means that any changes that took place because of the portals will be reverted, but not any changes that happened due to reasons other than the portals.
Like if your stats were shot -2 due to Portals, and also -1 due to Coltzan's Shrine or something (if that happens.) Then they'd revert to +2, but they wouldn't go to +3 because only one of the changes was related to the event.
If that makes sense.
And I could be dead wrong.

gamer_5_55_555, 08/28/2018, 10:19 am NST
Yeah it gets complicated, because what if your health goes from 100 to 90, but then you spend NP to go to 105.

My guess is they would simply give you the points back (set to 115) rather than set your pet back to 100.

gamer_5_55_555, 08/28/2018, 10:20 am NST
I'm currently using my lab pet as my active pet (as I always have for events), so easy come easy go.

1jediboy, 08/28/2018, 10:52 am NST
@katina_choovanski - aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
*FALLS OUT OF PORTAL* *THUD-CRASH* OW!!!! *grunt* *gets up* Where am I? *looks around* He did it! HE MADE A PORTAL TO THE FUTURE!!! I have to tell King Ha... *GASP*
*total and utter fear at the sight of a human* *shakes* ..Who are you?
Why do you look like a Faerie without wings? (says the 5'6 giant green cat)

zen, 08/28/2018, 11:09 am NST
I'm using Molly for this event, and am glad I saw the comment about NC items. Changed her into some horrendous NP items I had laying around, just in case. She's painted Royal, but got changed to Red today. I figure if something happens and she doesn't get changed back, I have the NP lying around to just paint her back again.

maxgarou, 08/28/2018, 11:43 am NST
My desert lutari changed color to mutant
I wanted one, but not that way. I won't complain. I hope we get to decide if we want to keep them

mistyraider, 08/28/2018, 12:50 pm NST
I'm sending my lab rat through the portals. I'm also zapping her (him? can't remember what gender he/she is right now). She lost hps, but healing springs restored them. She turned woodland but that was the lab ray. . .

purplebin, 08/28/2018, 12:54 pm NST
I only just noticed, because a friend pointed it out, that Magon is saying "Now please record what you saw on the other side."

I've gone through the portal 4 times, and have barely even noticed where I went, I just went back to Brightvale for my prize.
Why would there be a log of our prizes and effects, but not the portal destination, if it's important? Maybe it's not, but I'm keeping track from now on.

hprox, 08/28/2018, 2:21 pm NST
If you visit the portal when you only have one minute left to visit again, it seems like you get extra hours added? As in one friend visited with one minute left and then after a minute, it was 59 minutes left. Someone else got two hours added.

I've visited the portal when I had three minutes left to wait with no extra time added, so it seems like it's only when you visit with just one minute. So I guess try to make sure you don't visit until it's definitely time!

purplebin, 08/28/2018, 2:27 pm NST
My friend visited with only one minute left and had no extra time added .

contessa, 08/28/2018, 8:16 pm NST
After reading some posts here and on the boards I took everything off my active pet. Lost stats several times and also got painted Zombie. This time lost 3 HP. Not at all sure I am liking this event except I have gotten two of the books

contessa, 08/28/2018, 8:19 pm NST
Oh wait, one was not a book but a useless BD scroll

cat, 08/28/2018, 10:25 pm NST
If you get painted Zombie do you get a fresh set of Zombie clothes?

katina_choovanski, 08/29/2018, 12:49 am NST
I wake up in a field. I sit up, and try to get my head to stop spinning. After walking for 10 minutes through waist high, beige colored 'grass' I come to the top of a rise next to a huge and weathered log and look at the valley below, and the gigantic form of a wolly mammoth.

katina_choovanski, 08/29/2018, 12:51 am NST
Above intended for 1jediboy.

tomato99, 08/29/2018, 10:44 am NST
Ok I just noticed that my avatar changed to neopets default. It was uni yesterday b4 I went into the portal this morning.

tomato99, 08/29/2018, 10:46 am NST
My avatar has been uni faboo for years.

1jediboy, 08/29/2018, 11:03 am NST
(^Wow! That’s cool!)

HURK!!! *is pulled by the nylon rope back through the portal before the Xenomorph got to him and Ripley* *Ripley shoots at the Xenomorph with a blaster*

*PPSSHHEWWWWW* *pulled back to Neopia*

1jediboy, 08/29/2018, 11:40 am NST
(“That’s cool” was for katina_choovanski)

Me: 😱 Judge Hog!
Judge: Exploration aside, cadet! Somebody fell through the portal without safety precautions!
Me: I’m on it! *Judge Hog points to the portal*
*I jump through*

*PPSSHHEWWWWW* *falls into beige grass with a soft “foof” sound* *looks around* There! *walks over to you* Are you ok?

lunas, 08/29/2018, 3:18 pm NST
Wait, so does this mean that at the end of the event all of the changes will be automatically reversed? Or that you can choose which ones to reverse or not? Or does it mean the changes are permanent until you do something like feed them a morphing potion etc.?

dave - JN Staff, 08/29/2018, 3:58 pm NST
@lunas: The *exact* details are still unknown. We don't know if the reversal will be an all or nothing sort of thing. But here's what we do know:

1) Stat changes that are reversed are done by adding back the difference, not using absolute numbers. (For example, if you lose 30 HP one day and go from 300 HP => 270 HP, but then gain 5 HP from the Lab Ray to be at 275 HP, you will be at 305 HP when the reversal happens.)

2) Sickness seems to be cured whenever you jump through your next portal.

3) If you get the "your pet returns to its original state" result, then any colour changes and stat changes are undone. From personal experience with colours, this means your pet reverts to the original colour it was before the change (in my case it went from Yellow => Mutant => back to Yellow). I don't know what happens if the Lab Ray changes your pet to something else, i.e. Yellow => Mutant from portal => Pirate from Lab Ray => back to ???.

alli_draggy, 08/29/2018, 4:34 pm NST
I want a Zombie Hissi...please don't reverse the changes...

katina_choovanski, 08/30/2018, 12:58 am NST
@ jediboy
"What the...nuh UNH!! Oh man! Me and my great ideas. How am I gonna get back?" *hearing grass rustling behind me, I run to the end of the log finding that the log is mostly hollow at this end. I get into the log and close my eyes. Then I peeeek around the edge of the log. Some guy is standing there looking around. "Hey." I hiss/whisper at him. He almost jumps out of his skin. *crooks finger and motions to come here* "Who are you? How did you get here? Look down there *points to the valley* Do you see that? How are we gonna get outta here?" Then, they both hear an ear splitting roar. They both look at each other. He says in a panicked voice, "MOVE OVER!" The both squinch into the log end.
***********
So In other news, I bought lenses for all my sides, and duh-can't play on my sides. *huff!*

katina_choovanski, 08/30/2018, 1:00 am NST
Also-I noticed ppl. on the message boards asking if we need to record where we're sent. Magon specifically says, "Now please record what you saw on the other side." Do you think we should keep track of where we're sent?

1jediboy, 08/30/2018, 11:55 am NST
^(They're all places in Brightvale. I don't think it's completely necessary. Once I hit the back button to get a picture of the portal inside, and it sent me to a different Brightvale shop than the one it did before I hit back.)

***************

"Ack! No! It's too tight!" said Katina as I crawl into the log in a panicked frenzy. "I know that scream!" said 1jediboy. "Stay quiet!" *boom, boom, boom, RRROOOOAAAAAARRRRR!* A large black Grarrl comes stomping into sight... The Monoceraptor!!! Katina gulped. "We're gonna get eaten, aren't we?" "Not today!" 1jediboy pushed a button on his utility belt embedding two anchors through the log. He then yanked the rope around his waist and the log went FLYING into the air! Smacking the Monoceraptor RIGHT IN THE FACE and... *PPSSHHEWWWWW* (right into the portal home!)

katina_choovanski, 08/31/2018, 1:49 am NST
They both climb out of the log on all fours, huffing and puffing.
JB: *Stands up and puts his hands on his hips, looks at the corner of the room and bellows in his best Mighty Mouse voice* "Here I come to save the daaayyyy!!"
Me: Oh please don't sing. Man! I'm glad you showed up when you did. I was almost Katina on a Cracker!! What took you so long? How'd you know where I was? Where'd you get that fabulous belt? Do you think they'd have one in pink?
*Magon steps up* "Well, what did you see?"
Me: Well, we almost saw the inside of a Monoceraptor...
JB: Yeah, that would have stunk--literally! It would've smelled really bad. You know, since we would be in it's stomach and-
Me: Stop talking.
Magon: Well, go get some nourishment so you'll be ready to go again in a few hours.
*I just stare at him with a deadpan expression* You've GOT to be kidding me.

cat, 08/31/2018, 7:47 pm NST
OK, I got a Zombie Draik, it didn't come with clothing, which is kind of nice.

Anyway if you get a colour change you want to keep I'd recommend not sending that pet through the portal again.

1jediboy, 08/31/2018, 11:28 pm NST
Me: Whelp! *puts on goggles* I guess you could say this journey was "warped!" *canned laughter that came out of nowhere*

*background music: The Majestic Tale (Of A Madman In A Box)* *tightens belt* *waves goodbye to katina* *stares at the portal* GERONIMOOOOOOOO!!!!

*JUMPS THROUGH PORTAL* *PPSSHHEWWWWW*

*end-credits roll*

***************

Thank you for playing along! It was really fun! (If you want to leave a post-credit epilogue, you can. )

1jediboy, 08/31/2018, 11:29 pm NST
^@katina_choovanski

katina_choovanski, 09/1/2018, 1:25 am NST
Fun for me too. Truly.
______________________
Epilogue
Me: *quiet, thinking*You know, I think I should leave a post-credit epilogue.
It was a dark and stormy night *sound of record needle* ZZRRRPT!!!
*VOICEOVER: It's been 3 days since he jumped. We've not heard or seen any sign of him, and continue to stand vigil at the porthole. I can only hope wherever he is, there's food and water. *suddenly there's a voice from the porthole*
JB: Hey guys, it's me, I've found my way home!! *we look at it but can't see anything but swirling shades of blue*
JB: What? Cantcha see me yet?
*we peer even closer into the porthole. Suddenly, there's a small, pink, creature with buck teeth, small ears, and a big poufy white tail. We just stand there with our mouths hanging open*
JB: What? WHAT?!!! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO!!
*simultaneously*
MAGON: Er, nothing. *averts eyes* No. I don't know.
ME: *looks at shoes* Um. See..., nothing, I gotta

katina_choovanski, 09/1/2018, 1:27 am NST
continued: ME: *looks at shoes* Um. See..., nothing, I gotta go...

1jediboy, 09/1/2018, 11:21 am NST
Perfect ending! 👌

katina_choovanski, 09/3/2018, 12:23 am NST
Thank you 1jediboy-that was loads of fun. *grabs a microphone* Sorry Jellyneo, for spamming the cra-heck out of your board. For some reason, I can't get into the JN boards to interact with other JN-opians(?). This was a surprise and not planned, and once it took off, well, it was already out of control. I blame 1jediboy.

1jediboy, 09/3/2018, 8:54 am NST
^*rests my hand on my shirt* Guilty as charged!

🤣🤣🤣🤣“Cra-heck!”🤣🤣🤣🤣

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