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Herdy
Messages from TNT
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on May 25, 2018, 5:24 am NST

The staff member that posted many updates on the neoboards last week, hardtotame, has been back at it early this morning with more updates on multiple boards.

Battledome Updates
First, on the Battledome board, she has given an update on the progress of BD fixes:

A lot of you have been asking for updates about the Battledome fixes, and for an update on DoN.

DoN - This is easy to answer. We want to fix the Battledome first.

Battledome fixes - *sigh* Okay, so here's what's happening. We took a look at the results of the survey, and we made a list of things that we need to focus on. Our senior-most programmer is the one that's working on it. He's also the one that gets called in every time there's something 'big' that needs to be done. With the current situation we're in (having to optimize the entire website for mobile, looking for solutions to features that currently work on Flash, etc), that's fairly often. Which means, he has to put the fixes on hold and help us with solutions to these other issues, that come with grave consequences if they're ignored. So, he's on one such break right now, and he will return to the Battledome once he's done with his current task. For these reasons, it's very difficult to give you a timeline that we can be sure we'll stick to, but we can tell you that you ARE on our list of priorities, and we're working on it (just not at the moment, unfortunately).

Wraith Resurgence Prizes
Over on the Site Events board, she gave additional updates about the plot:

We haven't finished running the script for this, so if you haven't received your trophies or prizes yet, don't worry - it's coming!

I see a lot of concerns about some of the tiers and prizes (the ones that stand out to us are the users who missed the top tier by the 'Stickler for Time' achievement, and the users who donated a large number of potions in hope of a better prize).

We need some time, but we will be looking into these concerns and seeing what we can do about them. You can expect to hear from me again in a week's time about this (if they haven't been addressed already by then).

She later stated that there may be scope to changing the plot prize requirements to exclude those who missed the Stickler For Time (Fiendish Formations on day of release) achievement:

RE: Time-specific achievements affecting trophy tiers
We're sorry that you had to miss out on certain parts of the plot, but apart from 'Stickler for Time', we will not be reconsidering the tiers for this plot. Good point about the prize shop vs. prize tiers systems - awarding plot points takes a lot more planning and effort, and we did not feel ready for it with TWR.

And posted that those who suffered glitches with plot steps may have their issues looked into:

@lokiloku
If you got a response to it just hours ago, it will be looked into. I see another user that has reported the same bug in the bug report we got today. Again, this will take a while as we're still just awarding trophies right now, but it will be looked into.


She also made a general board asking for opinions on whether some of the plot weapons that were given out should have their icons reduced:

I have read a few arguments for and against nerfing plot weapons.

In the past, I have advocated for certain things because a few people were vocal about it on the boards, only to realize after it was implemented that there was another side to the argument that we hadn't considered, that you brought up after it was too late to change. I don't want to make that mistake again, so please voice your opinion here so that we can consider both sides of the argument before making a decision.

Item Fixes
And finally, she gave updates on item fixes (of which many have already been fixed!):

RE: Item fixes in general
I understand you want us to focus more on fixing things that are broken. Accordingly, we're making this a priority, and we plan to give you weekly updates about what we've fixed that week. We're thinking of doing this in the editorial. What do you say?
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Dave
Wraith Resurgence Prizes + Finale
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on May 24, 2018, 10:10 am NST

The prizes for the Wraith Resurgence are finally being handed out!


We're currently collecting as many details as we can. The prizes are being delivered by Neomail, so sit back and wait while the script runs.

If you received your prizes, we are currently on the lookout for people who have completed the following # of achievements:

  • 28 achievements (please confirm if you were Slick Psychic or Vapid Volunteer)
  • 10-15 achievements (please confirm if you were Vapid Volunteer or Frivolous Fresher)

Please also confirm (1) what items/avatars you received and (2) what trophy you received (name).

There is also a finale video for you to watch, which gives you a little more information on the plot's story.

Final Prize Guide »
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Herdy
Koi Day Roundup
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on May 25, 2018, 2:31 pm NST

Two new colours are now active for Koi Day!


Water | Wraith


A new clothing set is also now active, themed around a Snow Princess, but the images are not yet uploaded.
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Dave
New Shenanigifts: Glow in the Dark Party
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on May 25, 2018, 10:40 am NST

A new Shenangifts party has appeared - glow stick themed!



» View Our Shenanigifts Guide «

If you're attending the party, don't forget to help us out by modeling your spoils!
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Dave
New Userlookup Shields
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on May 24, 2018, 1:26 pm NST

Some new userlookup shields are on their way now on userlookups! This should cover Neopians until mid-2021!


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