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Well, I Had An Idea...
Published: May 26, 2012

After running around the building like a mad wo/man, you finally discover Link sleeping in the mouth of the Sloth Slide. A teddy bear in his arms and his guitar laid across his chest, he looks downright adorable. You take a quick picture for future blackmail giggle snorts.

As cute and adorable as this is, you would really like to be able to move on with your day, and Link is in your way. Seeing as he is at the bottom of the slide, you decide that this is a prime opportunity to go down the slide for once! As you ready yourself to take a leap of faith and go down the stairs you let out the loudest tribal scream you can muster up. You continue the noise as you race down the slide. You fully intend to collide with Link. As you near the mouth you realize that he is not there anymore. In fact, he is standing up and waiting for you to reach the bottom; arms crossed, foot tapping, and all that jazz.

"And what do I owe this unpleasant wake up call to? Don't you know that it's Altador Cup season? This is one of the busiest times for the Minions, and when we can get some shuteye, we take it," fumes Link.

You mention the amazing day you are having, and the editorial that was supposed to be his duty this time around. He grumbles something under his breath and goes to pick up his guitar. He goes back to the slide and lies down on it, just as you saw him when you first discovered him, and he begins playing his guitar softly.

"Well, I had a fantastic idea where I would teach everyone how to train their Draik properly. Plus it is the 175th issue of the Jellyneo Editorial and I thought something nice to mark the occasion was a good idea. But," continues Link, "I cancelled it because of reasons; and before you ask, it was because of reasons, and not the fact that the Altador Cup is going on."

You remember that paper Dream gave you. Taking the piece of paper from your pocket (where you shoved it during your mad dash around HQ) you hastily run over to him and shove it at his face, which does nothing to help his mood; but at this point he could care less. He gives the mysterious message a quick glance, and then lets out a long sigh.

"Fine, fine, fine. I'll give you an editorial", grumbles Link. "Take a seat over there on one of the rainbow cushions."

Once you get comfortable, he tosses you a clipboard with a few sheets of paper on it.

"Read the questions, and I'll answer them. Don't worry about finding questions -- all the ones I was originally going to use are highlighted in blue," instructs Link. "Now, shall we begin?"

I noticed as I was looking through the Neopets Battlepedia that some weapons were 'close attack' and others were 'ranged attack'. Is that why BD opponents have different stances? Also, since I have never seen this, when is the defense stance used? ~ jordans_sa
You are correct! These are the reasons why we have multiple stances, really. As to your second question, all pets have the option of using the Defence stance in battle when you want to add some caution to your move. It doesn't have to be used with defensive weapons but it does sometimes give you that extra little edge.

I've read that there used to be a Neopedia article titled Voyage to Krawk Island, and it told about how the Krawks were forced to leave Tyrannia. I really want to read it, but apparantly it's been replaced with an article about The Usul Suspects. Is there any way that I can read it now? :C (Or do you, by any chance, know the story?) ~ gingen
I am sorry, but once TNT decides to delete something like this from their servers, it's gone forever. I have gone searching for old entries I know existed but my search was in vain. I am sorry to say that I do not know of the real story, but it does sound interesting :)

How do I know how many AC prize points I have before the end of the Cup? ~ anonymous
There is no way to figure out how many points you are going to get during the actual event. Only thing I can say is that if you want a lot of points then just keep playing and do your best. Oh, and remember, kids: Have Fun With It :D

I may or may not be insinuating something here. I am leaning towards the first option, but who knows.

Hello, JN! *does interpretative dance* Okay, I was playing a 5k Key Quest game (you know, where both players wait until they each have five thousand Neopoints then they make a mad dash for the door?) but when I was bitterly defeated, my friend told me she actually received over 7k after the game! I mean, she got that much on the board, but I thought you only got to keep five thousand of it! Is this a loyal user perk? (her account is 5 years old...) Thanks! *stops dancing and walks away* ~ aluminum_chicken
Dancing, huh? I like dancing, even though I am not good at it. I do want to take ballroom dancing classes, though. Anywho... What happened to your friend is more than likely the effect of a glitch. The rules state "If Neopoints are more important than a quick game, then each game can be played to a maximum of 5,000 Neopoints per game for a maximum of six games daily."

On the sidebar, where your active pet is, sometimes your pet will say things to you, including "Why don't you just paint me grey if you're going to leave me here?" What happens if you do paint your pet grey? Will it still be like that? ~ Caroline
Nothing to worry about here, this is normal stuff. You can find a list of things that your Neopet can say here! If you do go and paint your pet grey (or some will say "gray"; I personally do both because it is a fickle thing and blah blah blah) then you would have spent around 5.9 million Neopoints just to have your pet say it to you again. It's a never ending battle, I'll tell ya.

You take this opportunity to move from asking a few editorial questions to asking one of your own, namely what was the reason for the original cancellation. Link grumbles something and continues to play his guitar. Obviously he isn't going to talk now, but maybe with a little more pestering?

Hey JN! I really enjoy the Daily Dare stat images, but I have a question. I've been using them to track my cumulative Daily Dare scores for the last 4 years, but now that I'm reaching large numbers in different categories, I seem to be limited by space (i.e., AAA zone is limited to two characters, so I can't make it 100). Is this something that can be fixed? I'd love to use them again this year. Thanks! ~ tllpokemaniac
*Nynex yells from some mysterious place* There is a character limit on the Daily Dare stat images because they need to fit in the area designated on the graphic. *Nynex goes silent*
...I know what you are thinking, and no, I still have no clue how she can be that awesome.

Loudspeakers: Bringing joy, love, and loud noises since whenever they were invented.

Hey Jellyneo!!! I was just wondering: when you get your account frozen, is it for good, or just temporary? ~ anonymous
It honestly depends on the reason why the account was frozen. Did the user break the rules far too many times, or was the crime large enough to get them frozen right there? Did the user self-freeze? There are a plethora of questions that could be asked about how the account got frozen, and depending on the answer to those questions, the account could be made available to the user once again. Contact TNT via the ticket system to see if you can recover your account, or if you have any questions about it. Also, there is an area in the JN Forums specifically for users who have been frozen, found here, where you can talk about your freezing and see if anyone else has the same problem, or knows exactly what you need to do.

*throws ninja Meepits*... sorry... I meant to throw Novas and Yooyus. Is it against the rules for someone to name a shop "Black Market" or for someone else to buy from a shop named that? Is there a way to find out if you've been hacked? and... How many staffers have been eaten by the Content Beast? ~ superlegion
I bet somewhere someone already has a shop named "Black Market", and I see no problem with it (or people buying from it) at all!

There's no sure way to tell if your account has been compromised, unless you start noticing a large decrease in your Neopoints or items, your pets going missing, or a sudden warning, suspension or permanent silence for something you haven't done. If this happens, take all the necessary precautions to secure your account again, and inform TNT of the incident.

Every time I ask about your other question, I am only met with blank stares and white faces. However, I have been close to being eaten. I was snooping around the Content Department after getting some work done, and decided to be a daredevil. Unfortunately for me, the Content Beast was patrolling the area near me and came charging in. A fantastic scene erupted in that instance, which ended with me taking Ally to the ball. I shall regale you with more about it later... but for now it is time to move on.

Oh I wanna dance with somebody~

Taking notice of Link's happiness, you pounce once again to figure out what is the reason is. Curiosity is getting the best of you...

Unfortunately, he still doesn't respond. He just keeps plucking away at his strings.

Hellloooooo, Jellyneo! *throws Cupcake Crown* Is it against the rules to use the Shop Wizard on a side account when doing a faerie quest on your main? Thanks! *takes Cupcake Crown back* ~ pinkkea
Perfectly fine! As long as the side account doesn't obtain Neopoints on its own, for example from games, then this is fine :D

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I really miss the site, where the stats on every weapon were quickly and easily found... It's been gone for quite a long time, and the note on the dead page says that the owner wanted to give his backup data over to Jellyneo for indexing/updating/maintenance/continuation/etc. Is that in the works for you guys? Any chance of it happening? Is there any other site that provides the data the way that the Battlepedia did? (If you can't answer this in an editorial, would you mind terribly emailing me personally?) Thanks for your fabulous site and all your hard work. A greater labor of love I have never come across! Peace! ~ kittykapow925
As we speak, forces unseen are currently working to complete this grand, magnificent department. The iDBers are hard at work getting ready for the release. You can watch the progress of the department here, where it currently sits at 80% done. I am anxious for its release as well, since recently I have regained my drive for the battledome.

Let's hope it's a Christmas in July type of deal...

Hi JN! *throws you a map of Jelly World* So, I have a question. I have been sending some Neopoints to my side accounts, but I sometimes also send items. Is this allowed, or am I supposed to do only one or the other? Thanks! ~ alaynaweb
Sending Neopoints when they are needed and items otherwise from your main account is fine; in fact, this is exactly the right thing to do. For further questions on the rights and wrongs of side accounts, check out our handy dandy guide on them. You could also find some in past editorials with our NT and JN Editorial Database.

TNT gave me a Boo-yah, can JN give me a Boo-yah?! ~ hypertext_godess1999

...good? We good now? Fantastic.

Hi, Link! Just a question: Will there ever be a list on JN showing items that transformed over the years, like the Fish Negg? It always takes me a long time to find those McDonalds themed items and stuff. :P ~ Ness
We do not currently have an article with all the item changes over the years in one location, though it may be something we'll think about in the future. At the moment, though, if you look up a certain item (the Fish Negg, for example) you'll see the previous forms right underneath all the other information in a neat little box labeled "Old Versions of this Item". Seeing as TNT likes to redraw things, there are bound to be more, so start searching!

...and someday I'll be a bbeeauuttiiffuull fish... Negg. I'll be a Fish Negg.

Do you guys have any tips/hints on the locked door in Neoquest that no one has been able to open? :) ~ Anonymous
Psh! That's easy! See, all you got to do is--

You won't take no for an answer this time. You march right up to Link as he is trying to answer the question, and you demand to know why the editorial was cancelled. Link ponders for a moment, and then realizes that he won't get rid of you until he says something.

"Did you pay attention to what song I was playing?" he asks. "Because if you'd been paying attention to what I was playing, then you would now know. But since you weren't, I'll tell you why I did it. It is becau-"

Aurora comes out of one of the upstairs rooms, in somewhat of a panic-esque rush.
"Link, we kinda need your help up here. The next shipment came in and the database is starting to clog again!" she says.

"Welp, duty calls I guess. Until next time, yes?" he says.

He turns around and leaves you standing there, still waiting. Annoyed and fed up, you decide to leave a prank for Link for when he gets done. That'll teach him for playing head games.

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