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Response to #NoNeoNFTs by TNT
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 11, 2021, 8:40 pm NST

Earlier this evening, TNT posted a response to this weekend's blackout and #NoNeoNFTs protest.

Most notably, TNT is apologizing for the disaster that the Neopets Metaverse project has been so far, including the actions and behaviors of the Metaverse team. In addition, it's been announced that Petra is no longer in an official community management role for Neopets, and is instead working on other "critical tasks" within JumpStart.

Disappointingly, there is no indication whatsoever that the Metaverse project will be canceled. We at Jellyneo believe the best course of action is to cancel the project outright. If that is not feasible, then we believe the second best option would be to retract the roadmap presented and cancel the planned NFT version of Neopia.

We believe cancellation is the way to go, because at this point, the Neopets Metaverse has tarnished the Neopets name and soured many Neopians' opinions on JumpStart as the "stewards" of the Neopets brand. We have seen countless expressions of disappointment across Neopia and social media for this project. And now, as you'll read in the statement below, JumpStart employees will be getting involved due to the incompetence of the Metaverse team, taking valuable resources that could have been spent on Neopets.com instead. If JumpStart is so stretched that the Neopets community manager has been re-assigned already, what tasks will fall by the wayside now that the Metaverse is getting professional moderation help by JumpStart?

As a reminder, this is the second failed attempt to bring cryptocollectibles to Neopets, and we're tired of it. (Read about the first failed attempt in our Neopets CryptoQuest guide.)

Here's the message in full:

Hi everyone,

We would like to apologize to the Neopets community, our community of advocates, and our newfound supporters. As we embark on the exploration of a new frontier through the release of Neopets NFTs, it is important that we at JumpStart remain mindful of the impact such a massive change can have on a fanbase that has been as dedicated as you all have been, for as long as you all have been. Recently, our communication has fallen well short of showing that we have that awareness, and the result has been communication or content that many considered to be disrespectful at best. We are deeply sorry about that.

As the stewards of a brand that is beloved by thousands of people, it is our duty to cultivate an environment that is as welcoming and inclusive as we can manage to make it. We have significant improvements to make on this front as it pertains to our NFT partnerships, so we would like to take this opportunity to clarify a few points:

- Neopets.com is not going away, nor is it being replaced by the Neopets Metaverse. As stated in a previous announcement, our involvement in the NFT project is happening independent of the support we provide to the Neopets site and will not interfere with our development plans.

- Cherrypicks, Moonvault, Raydium, and Solana are our NFT partners who work separately from the Neopets Team (TNT) who support the Neopets.com site.

- Please know that our partner's social media accounts are managed independently and do not reflect the views of The Neopets Team (TNT) or JumpStart Games. To help ensure an experience that better aligns with our product's values, we will be assisting with management of these in the future.

-The Neopets Metaverse Discord has been the subject of much controversy on the site due to the content allowed on the channel by a third party. In the near future, JumpStart will be present and assisting with moderation.

- Many of you have wondered about where staff from TNT have been during this turbulent time, in particular, TNT Petrichor. Petra has moved away from Community Management and is now assisting the company with other critical tasks, hence their absence. Our apologies for not being able to announce this sooner. Don't worry, Petra is still with JumpStart and may even pop in from time to time to say hi! As for the rest of the team, we are working on finding ways to engage with you all more frequently and clearly while being mindful of our obligations to partners.

- After consideration, we have decided to allow NFT related entries into the Beauty Contest.

Please know we remain dedicated to improving the Neopets site and will have more site conversions, updates, and new features for you soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The TNT Team

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