Neopian Times Editorial Database
The Neopian Times Editorial is a (usually) weekly column hosted by The Neopets Team that answers questions direct from Neopians. Unfortunately, these Q&A's are not easily searched on the Neopets site, so we've created our own searchable database. Convenient for looking up past answers!
To search, just type something in the box below! (The fewer words, the better... usually.)
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Can we get more pet slots because of the quarantine? Pretty please? ^__^ ~erica_xi
Haha I wish! Unfortunately, adding pet slots is not as simple and easy as one may think. It actually requires A LOT of work. However, it is definitely in our mind's eye as something we may add in the future. Currently, most of our focus is on keeping the site going with events, continuing to release new content, and building the mobile site.
*gives 12 identical and beautifully decorated Vandagyre cookies* Dear Aesop, Scrappy, kikocat and the whole editorial team, thank you so much for the latest Dyeworks items! Such lovely items arriving right when we need a little morale boost. :) In particular, as a vandagyre fan, I am so grateful for the new versions of Spring Teal Sandals and Garden Tea Parasol. Since vandas cannot wear the originals, it's such a treat to get nicely fitted and thoughtfully colored versions that are wearable. *smiley face, tears of joy, jazz hands* However, can it be that when making the Dyeworks of Star Dust Wig vandagyres were overlooked? *sobs, flips table, shouts WHYYY?!?* Sadly, after excitedly dyeing my Star Dust Wig, it appears that the wig does not appear in the customization window for any of my many (very many, but never enough) vandas. Please, to you, Donnie, the art team, Queen Fyora, can this be remedied? Thank you. ~skuria99
Hello there! Yes, we sadly realized this as well, we are hoping to get this fixed soon!
Is there any chance that the Altador Cup might come a little sooner? Since we're all inside for a while, some AC games would just hit the spot. Thanks and stay well! ~neohomeninja
Hahah I know just how you feel I love AC too! Unfortunately, we already have quite a few events to prepare for at the moment. Since the Altador Cup is one of our biggest and most difficult events to set up, we can't release it any sooner.
Hi TNT. April is here and Lutari Day just ahead and also you know what? A Maraquan Lutari. Right!? Please TNT, create a Maraquan Lutari for this year. Please! Thanks in advance! ~paco_39
hmmm that is a great idea I'll definitely see what I can do... but no promises!
Hi team! What's up with "King Haganâ€™s Crown"? No, really, that's what it's called now. Fix? ~lil_jen_aside
Thank you for bringing that to our attention! Those darn Meepits must be at it again. All fixed now!
I've been refreshing at the Meridell dump for hours -- is there a glitch with the current system or is the avatar still working as expected? Is there any way to make the items a little more common, if so? :c Thank you so much! You all rock! ~creambiskit
Hi! After consulting with our lead programmers we can confirm the Meridell dump is working as expected and users have in fact been awarded the avatar. Good luck!
Hey you guys, you answered the question of renaming pets recently - please address the question of "unconverted pets" now - is there any chance we will be seeing an unconverted paint brush released in the NC mall at any point? How about a premium item that people can buy with NC and sell for NP? Do you guys have any interest in releasing an item like that? ~justanotherperson1
Here is a quote from Scrappy on this: I was asked why they don't work in our system. As I clarified, it has nothing to do with making them customizable (they'd never be able to be, even if the pets themselves did work in our system, due to the different poses). The clothing references were for pet's actual paint brush colours, from the full Royal ensembles to Aisha collars, we'd have to make those work too. Now, saying they won't work in our system is definitely true (trust me, I use this system setting up paintbrush colours all of the time). As I said before, we have to manually tell the system to ignore the way it should be done and pull up the static image instead for that particular pet. It's not something we can just put out a paintbrush for and have you be able to do it, it just doesn't work that way. As for why we won't make it work in the system, if we even could do it, it would take a LOT of time and resources, for something that we no longer support. That decision was made a long time ago, and it hasn't changed - officially, UC pets are retired. The ones that exist, exist and will stay that way until they are converted, but new or already converted pets will stay converted. I know many of you want them back, and I'm sorry, but our stance on them hasn't changed. All I was doing with the previous question was providing more information on a specific aspect of how they work.
I just recreated a Neopets account after many years away, but it seems as if most games, the maps, and the pound are not working! Am I confused, or is it on my end??? ~ hillaryhilton
Hi, this is because in December 2020 flash will no longer be supported so a lot of browsers are actually disabling it by default so make sure you go into your preferences and enable flash for Neopets. If that still does not work, try a different browser. You can also click the little "i"/”Not secure” on the left in the URL bar and allow flash (you might want to try this even if you have flash enabled on the browser).
Hi TNT. I recently started playing Neopets again because I missed it. At first, I couldn't remember my old account information, so I made a new one. Now that I remember my old account and have access to it again, I wish to make it my side account. Is it okay to transfer all of my old items and Neopoints to my new account somehow? Or perhaps donate everything? Thank you. ~ bellechanterelle
That is fantastic you were able to get into your old account. Since it is your old main account (from the sounds of it), that would be perfectly fine to move your items from your old account to your new main account.
Hello! Soooo, I know certain Petpets are rare. But as a VERY avid petpet collector trying to 'catch them all' I feel like certain ones just do not get restocked in the shops. Do R99 Petpets get restocked less than other R99 items in the game? Thanks! *Runs off to be the best, the best there ever was* ~happy_dog_1995
Hi! All R99 would have the same restock rates as all other R99s do, so R99 petpets would not be more rare than say a R99 weapon when it comes to restocking, however both would be considered rare on the site. So all Petpets (other than retired petpets or ones that came from events, plots, advent calendar, contests or in other limited ways that we might have given out, should restock pretty much the same way as anything else on the site. Good luck with your collection!!
Hi Team! Any chance we can remove stamps from our album like the neodeck current set up? I'd like to remove my Coltzan stamp and sell it to someone who would love the avatar more than me. This will bring back retired stamps back into circulation for everyone to enjoy as well. ~5tar
Although we can't say never, because you never know, this is extremely unlikely. Stamps were set up that way so that once they are used in your stamp album they are "stuck".
I'm feeling a lot of nostalgia recently. Could you end this tutorial with Mr Coconut for old times' sake? Thanks!
Hi TNT, I just have a question regarding side accounts. I've been on Neopets for quite a while and know that the general rule about side accounts is that you cannot earn neopoints on that account, and that all neopoints must be transferred from the main account if needed. But what about the Forbidden Shore? Since it's unlocked through items that can be purchased on a main account and transferred to a side account (like the secret lab map pieces and petpet lab pieces), does that mean it's okay to visit the Forbidden Shore on a side account? ~~amaranthine_
No, you would not be able to use the Forbidden Shore on a side account since it does give items as rewards.
Seriously, guys, same as last week - the article links on the front page of the Neopian Times lead to an article from issue 153. Same as last week. What’s going on?
Sorry about that Aesop is new to doing the neopian times, and 153 is the issue we have on the template we have set so he just forgot to change the issue. Just gotta give him some time to learn all the ropes.
HI friends! I was wondering if our maraquan pets could get some contacts! I would love an ocean blue or a jeweled one! Thanks so much *hugs*~~spukl1
Oh my goodness, it looks like y'all don't have any contacts :( Wow yeah totally coming right up!
Is there any way you may be able to fix the comics in NT Issue 756? It's been years now, but most of the comics in that issue are still all broken images, many of them part of a larger comic story line. It's been brought to the attention of editors in the past, but nothing seems to have been done in that time, so I was wondering if you were aware of this issue and are able to help.
So i looked into these and unfortunately it looks like they never uploaded them :( So there is no way I could retroactively fix these. I'm really sorry.
Greetings TNT! We learned in the March 9th news post that you moved. How is the new headquarters? Got any pictures?
Well the 9th was just the beginning of it all. That was just the day TNT was all packing up our stuff, but we still have a whole office to pack up as well. So it will be a continual process for the next month really. We are also all working from home at the moment in these crazy times, so we won't be in our new office for about another month :( But soon...soon...
How soon should we start submitting for Issue #900?
You can start submitting now! We have been focusing on the Neovian Gothic issue and next week will be the april fool's issue...hermph i mean regular issue of course. So after that is when we will start holding over issues for the 900th.
It's no secret that as many of us have gotten older, Neopia has gotten quieter. Is there anything us remaining denizens can do to help with that?~~isaac13579
Thank you for staying here in Neopia, we appreciate your loyal citizenship :) The best way you can rile things up is by spreading the word to friends and family. Be the Neopian warrior I know you can be and help them get set up in a nice home with pets of their own!
Hey there TNT! Been a member forever. Could you put a picture of a plumpy eating cake at the end of the Neopian Times? Thank you!~~tabascosoup
So one of my petpets won the PPL (yay!!), and got a gold trophy (double yay!!!). However, on the PPL page it says "each week they select a Petpet and award the owner 10 NP for every day they have been owned". My pet got her trophy, but I didn't get any NP awarded for the number of days I'd had the petpet on there. Is this a new thing to not have the NP awarded now (as my Dad had a PPL winning petpet on his Neopet a few months ago, and didn't get the NP either), or have the Meepits been playing with the coding and caused it to glitch? Thanks :)
Hi! This is a really weird issue, could you please send in a ticket to support so we can investigate further?
Hey there editorial! Recently I was playing dress-up with some of my pets (you know how they can be, wanting new outfits with the seasons or just on a whim!) and I noticed a LOT of my backgrounds were also zoned as foregrounds making it very hard to combine some of my backgrounds with other items to give my pets the most stellar of looks. I was wondering if the following (buckle up, the list is long!) could be zoned like they are supposed to and act as just backgrounds: Lustrous Forest BG, Atsumis Abode in the Forest, Chilling Hallway BG, End of Battle BG, Enter the Battle BG, Flower House BG, King Hagan Collectors Balcony BG, MME24-B: The Seekers Conclave BG, MiniMME12-S1: Grand Maractite Hall BG, Neopia Central BG, Stocking Stufftacular 2018 BG, Swanky Lounge BG, Welcome to the Haunted Faire BG, Delicate Earth Faerie BG, Spring Fields BG, and Rainy Spring Day BG Sorry for the long list! Thanks for reading (:~~padfoot_rox_my_sox
All of the backgrounds you listed are actually built in two parts by our artists. So this means that one part of it is a background and the other part is a foreground. This way it layers well and looks nice!
Is there a chance that the Delina quests will be fixed for those of us who aren't getting any, or are we out of luck?~~neohomeninja
We understand there are some glitches with Faerie Quest. It has been difficult to solve some of these issues but we are doing our best to fix it as soon as possible.
Hey TNT. Can we please activate Underground Tunnel Background? Thank you so much in advance :)~~tarons
This item is actually active, it is an R101 (meaning its exclusive to a specific prize pool). So you can only obtain this item through this certain element of the world.
The Burlap color for Ogrins is in the pool but you can not paint your pet. Please get the Burlap for Ogrins fixed.~~fridaylass
Burlap is a lab exclusive colour, therefore it cannot be painted. It can only be zapped!
Greetings, people of the Neopets Team. I have noticed an error in the description for the Silver Helmet -- it claims that the item was "forged by faeries a millenia ago". "Millennia" has two N's, but also is plural; one "millennia" is a "millennium", as I am sure the esteemed Neopian Times editor knows. I request that this mistake be edited for clarity.~~jara_hamee
Good catch and thank you for letting us know! The item description has been updated.
Did you guys forget to update the story telling competition?~~_sissiy_sis_369
Since we just started the Storytelling Competition up again, we have understandably not been receiving many entires. We have been trying to end the most recent story but have not received any entries to finish it the past few days. So please submit! We would love to hear from you.
Hi. Lately, I've been hearing comments from a lot of people who are understandably miffed because someone impersonated them and sent out a bunch of spam mails, or because they received 50+ spam mails. Is there just one person who is continually doing this, or do we need a broader crackdown on impersonation and spamming? I think that adding "no impersonation" to the rules page on the boards would be a good idea.
Hi. This was reported to the monitors and the person who was spamming those messages was taking advantage of a glitch that has now been patched. So you shouldn't have any more issues with this type of spamming, however if you ever do have any issues please report the messages to the monitors so they can investigate. Thanks!
Hi TNT! This is just a minor thing, but the Woodland Flotsam Plushie has a problem with its name. "Flotsam" and "Plushie" currently aren't capitalized the way all other plushie names are. Could Donny fix this please? Thank you very much!~~zweimalzuxys
Done & Done.
Hello! I have an Iced Chomby Biscuit in my inventory and it's of course listed as a Baked item, but there's no option to feed it to any of my pets. Could this be fixed, please?~~ilovebunnees
Oopsie, Donnie has made this item edible now!