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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Hi. I love the new Celestial Princess Gown. It looks great! I also like the thought put into the inclusive item description. I have an idea for a new pet that could wear it; if we get new pet slots (presumably after the HTML5 conversion and mobile site building are done), then maybe that pet will become a reality. ~~ _brainchild_
Hey TNT!! Firstly I want to tell you guys how amazing the Halloween items and Haunted mansion items were. But every year we have a superpack releasing on Halloween and we didnt have one this time around. It would be amazing if you guys released a winter/holiday themed superpack this year. XD~~sweetie026
I'm so glad you liked them, and yeah we wanted to switch it up this year and do more dailies instead to cater to different styles of halloween. But we will be releasing a forest like superpack soon and for winter we will be doing a holiday gram so keep an eye out for those :)
So I see there's a beta running for the Neopets redesign - and as I understand it, part of the purpose of a beta is for user feedback. Where might this feedback be submitted?~~katesbbro
Yes you can submit feedback to the mobile board gutterfoot is often lurking there!
I know you guys are working hard at the conversion, thank you for all that you do! Now, please tell me that despite the conversion rush, there will still be an advent calendar this year? (I'm yet to get the theme for attending all days and I'm hoping this will be the year!)~~unipie13unio
Yes despite all the craziness going on in Neo, we will of course be doing Advent Calendar. December 1st mark your calendars!
Is it too late to request some winter/christmas dyeworks items? I would really love Baby in a Present Box to be included! Thank you!
It is too late but here's a secret inside scoop for you...that will be in this batch of dyeworks! Don't tell anyone I told you tho it's a secret...
Hi! I noticed that the Red Velvet Glamour Gown was making the Ruki's left hand blue, which is a little weird! Would it be possible to fix it? Thank you so much!
Oh my I see I will send it over to Donny and he will have that fixed in no time.
Hola TNT! Any idea if or when the Faerie Darblat will be released? Thank you.
So sorry for the delay on this, Darblats are now available to be painted Faeire!
Hey TNT! I purchased some Neocash when you announced that the credit card feature was live again and offering a bonus 500 NC, but I haven't seen the bonus yet. I've seen some other users on the Neoboards say they don't have their bonus NC either. Any idea when this will be fixed? Thanks for everything you do! C:~~flare_baroshi
As mentioned in the news, this will be granted after the 30th of November so be on the lookout.
Hi! Many of us have noticed the new help section, which includes a new ticket system. Some of us are worried that our old tickets might have been discarded along with the old system. Will you please clarify whether or not players with outstanding tickets should resubmit them using the new system? Please remove my username.
Hello. This is actually not a new system, just an addition to the current system to help both our support staff and members. Anyone who had tickets in already would not need to submit new tickets.
Thank you TNT for creating the coolest Vandagyre outfit EVER! *chef's kiss* Please give the artist who designed the Kung Fu Vandagyre my compliments!
Hello there TNT, I was wondering how one would go about pronouncing the pet species "Vandagyre". Is it "Vanda-jire", "Vanda-guy-er" or something else entirely. It is of utmost importance that I get to the bottom of this. Thanks again!
A very important question indeed! The proper pronunciation is "Vanda-guy-er" :)
Is there any kind of internal guideline to how big different Neopets are in relation to each other for doing art? ~~toyboxescapecool
Hi, I went around and searched for some information about this, so here is what I found for you:
There is an interesting article from not too long ago about pet sizes at http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=574253&week=788.
Now if you wanted to draw your pets in the right sizes to your other pets you can find that information on your petpage. So you can go to http://www.neopets.com/petlookup.phtml?pet=YOURPETNAMEHERE and it will actually show you the Height and Weight of your pet.
However, keep in mind though that these heights and weights may be inaccurate if your pet has changed species. These specific heights/weights are determined by which species you first created, and therefore will not change when you change your pet's species.
So I was recently on my way to the boards and I just typing in the URL and let by browser autofill the rest, anyway I noticed the number and it got me thinking what are all the boards in order? So I went and had a look, some boards just don't exist and that's fine, but I'm sure I remembered a board 18, am I miss remembering was it all a dream? or is there a very real chance that a board will be lost in the conversion? ~~emily5martin
We don't know yet if any boards will be lost in the conversion so we'd have to say wait and see for that one. But you are right that there are some numbers that don't exist anymore, they could have been event boards or boards that at one time where removed completely or consolidated with other boards.
This has been on my mind for a while... is the item "Pease Porridge" supposed to be spelled that way? Like is it a foreign spelling or a typo? ~~mopsihog
Hi, This is not a mis-spelling at all. This is a real item, but not a dessert like you might be thinking. This is a dish made from yellow split peas, onions, carrots and a few other ingredients which can be served with ham or steak.
There are many players that take this site very seriously, who are well into their 30s (or nearing), who will work for free. As a community effort to get Neopets into top shape. I am sure there will be real resumes with real contacts. No more power than just being able to delete a post that did not coincide with the rules. That is it. Just to delete. Not being able to give any sort of warning. If you see mass deletion in the logs without just cause, end of volunteering. We just want to help.. ~~princess_zelda_22
Hi, Sadly this was discussed once in an Editorial in issue 316. That has not changed, we would not be able to have volunteers working for the site due to legal ramifications around a volunteer situation. You are of course welcome to apply for any openings by going to Jumpstart's employment page! You can also help by reporting any issues you see to the monitors on duty so they can take care of it for you.
Are there any plans to expand upon current features to take advantage of the mobile layout? like revamping stuff like the employment agency (which to be honest has been outdated for like over a decade and making it easier to utilize on mobile? ~~zacharyfunkhouser
Yes, absolutely! When we redesign pages, we make sure to consider how we can improve/revamp them. We haven't taken a look at the Employment Agency yet but I can assure you that if an existing page seems out of date to you, we will definitely be revamping it. Looking at you, Nigel. ~~gutterfoot
Is there plans to convert all site features? Are there any site features that will not make the transition? I'm looking forward to seeing Quick Stock return as it's harder to flick between beta and non-beta now Inventory is live! ~~sheepmad4eva
For most features, its only a matter of when, not if. Some features will be refactored/merged with other parts of the site if it makes for a better user experience. ~~van Doodle
Are you planning on updating the neopian times layout to be mobile friendly as well. And would it be possible to get an option for comments, or even just like/kudos functionality. It would be nice to be able to tell writers we liked their work without mentioning them directly. ~~emily5martin
At some point we will be updating the layout for the Neopian Times to be responsive. However, we've discussed adding comment sections to places like the News page before and it sounds like we can't spare the extra moderation required. Maybe we can add in reactions, though! ~~van Doodle
How are you planning on incorporating the links that are currently about the inventory/shop/sdb etc? These are so incredibly useful, would be disappointed to see then gone or reduced too much. ~~sleepyholler
A long list of random links at the top of the page has never been a great user experience for navigation, so we're definitely getting rid of it in that form. However, some links are moving into the profile menu on the left side, while others will move elsewhere. We want to strike a balance between easy accessibility to get places quickly, without overwhelming new players. You'll still be able to find whatever you need to, and for the most obscure pages, there's always the bookmarks feature. ~~van Doodle
First - you said that except for games that had virtually zero plays, everything would be converted. Jelly Blobs is my absolute favorite game, and I'm really hoping it doesn't get taken away. What games currently are on that "zero plays" list? ~~mtbrock2
Worry not about Jelly Blobs! It is not far down our list of games that we are planning to convert. While I can't say for certain which games are at "zero plays", I will say that it may not necessarily mean we remove that game forever. For example, if it's a game that we see potential in, we may just redesign it in hopes that more people will play it. That being said, we do want to dedicate time and resources on brand new games once we get the most popular games converted. ~~gutterfoot
Hi. This question isn't the most relevant, but it is very important to me, and I would appreciate it if you could find out the answer and put it in the Editorial. I would like to know if all games that give avatars will be converted to HTML5 successfully and still be playable. I am hoping that all game avatars will still be available. ~~_brainchild_
Yes, we will make sure the games that award avatars are on our list for conversion! It may take some time to convert them all, but we don't want to leave any of those behind. ~~gutterfoot
Are trophies for converted flash games going to count as a trophy for the current game, or will they be unique? In the past, some games received an update. Korbat's Lab was one such game. Each game was treated totally separate, so you could have two Korbat's Lab trophies on your user lookup. If I already have a trophy for the current Igloo Garage Sale, would I get a separate trophy for the new, converted Igloo Garage Sale? ~~jacobhulsebus
The HTML5 games will not have a different trophy count than the Flash games! We will be combining them, even if they have different IDs, to pool towards the same trophy. ~~gutterfoot
Will the NC Mall get a revamp during this? I'd love to add multiples of the same item to my cart at one time! ~~catz1
We are starting on redesigning the NC Mall very, very soon actually! I'll be posting in the NC Mall Neoboard asking for suggestions next week, just like I did for the Pound. Multiples of the same item is already a great suggestion! ~~gutterfoot
Heads up! The Neopian Times will be Celebrating Neopets Turning Another Year Older with a special Neopets Birthday edition of the Times next Friday. So feel free to send in some birthday-themed submissions!
I just wanted to let you know that I'm so grateful for neopets as halloween approaches! So many of us can't celebrate halloween in real life the way we want to this year. It's really nice to be able to get into the halloween spirit on Neo. It's added some much needed fun and normalcy to my life. Happy Halloween! ~~ megan713
Hey guys! First, thank you so much for the awesome items from the HM this year! They're so creepy, and fun to play with! Second, even though spooky time is coming to an end, I was wondering if it might be possible to release a new Burlap pet or two? It's one of my favorite new colors! Ooh, and speaking of colors, do you think you can add one or two simple colors for my fav petpet, the Ukali? Black or purple (or both!) would be amazing! Have a spooktacular Halloween, and be sure to eat tons of candy!
So glad you enjoyed the Haunted Mansion items! Although the outfits/colours have already been decided for the rest of the pet days this year, we have gotten quite a few messages encouraging us to release more burlap pets! So I have a feeling we will see a new burlap pet make an appearance early next year :) And the Ukali is one of my favourite petpets too, so I'll be sure to keep it in mind the next time we release more petpet colours!
Are you allowed to cover your account age shield with your profile layout/create your own? ~~anonymous
Yes, you can cover it with a fun image meaning a shield that goes with your lookup theme or something that says you have been playing forever. However, please do not use any official Neopets shields to try to deceive anyone about the age of your account.
hi! if the leader of a guild gets frozen, is it possible to have their account removed from the guild? or is there a way to make another council member the new leader? (: thank you! ~~anonymous
No, sorry it is not possible to remove a leader of a guild at this point.
Hi! I like to train my pets, and that includes pets on my side accounts. This means I mass send many dubloons and such to each of my sides often. Is this OK? Will this get me flagged? ~~scratch0
Hi!! No, you won't get in trouble for that at all. In fact, it sounds like you are doing that the correct way by buying the dubloons on your main to send over to your side account.
I wanted to ask if there was any way a system where we can VOLUNTARILY watch ads for Neocash could be implemented? The ads all around the site are just intrusive and end up being blocked anyway. If one would receive a small reward for each ad, one would be more inclined to watch. I would GLADLY watch ads all day for that and so would others! ~~1jediboy
Yes, we will be implementing ad rewards! The current plan is to not have any of those intrusive ads on mobile (but they'll be on desktop eventually). ~~gutterfoot