Aboard the Coincidence
The daily follows the format of the Spaceship Interior quests. Upon reaching the spaceship, Dr. Landelbrot will assign you a quest similar to those given by Faeries. After turning in some requested items, you will receive a prize in the form of a random event.
Upon being awarded your prize, you will have to wait until the next Neopian day before you can visit again. However, if you keep a quest past midnight NST, you will be able to complete both that quest and the present day's quest on the same day.
The items he requests will be from one of two pools. Jellyneo calls these the "standard pool" and the "alternate pool." The doctor will change which pool he is using at random intervals, usually in the range of 12 to 48 hours, though we have seen some last as short as 3 hours and as long as 5 days.
When the doctor is using the standard pool, he can ask for any 3 of the items in the standard pool.
When the doctor is using the alternate pool, he will only ever ask for items from a subset of the alternate pool. The size of the subset the doctor selects from is also seemingly random, usually in the range of 3 to 6 items, though we have seen it as large as 17. No matter the size of the active subset, you will still only ever be asked for 3 items in quantities of 1-3. We have an example to explain this in the next section.
Every item seen in the alternate pool so far has a rarity r75 through r89. Additionally, at least a couple have been requested immediately after being given out by the Daily Puzzle. Because of that, we suspect that any item in this rarity range could theoretically be requested in the alternate pool, possibly with a requirement that a certain number are available cheaply in user shops when the request pool changes.
The alternate pool first began appearing on the morning of September 21, 2021. Prior to that, only the standard pool was ever used; it did not change. TNT has not ever announced or publicly addressed this change, so it is unknown if it is intentional or a glitch.
Alternate Pool Example
As an example of how the alternate pool works, starting late on October 18, 2021, the three items the doctor asked for could only be from this small pool:
After about 40 hours, the pool changed to be just 3 items, meaning all players were asked for the same three items!
Another 12 hours after that change, the doctor began asking for items from the standard pool. And around 50 hours after that change, the doctor began asking for yet another subset from the alternate pool, this time with 9 possible items! And on and on...
Canceling a Quest
Sometimes the items you're asked to acquire can be quite pricey. To avoid getting stuck on that quest, you have the option to cancel your quest. You may do so by clicking on the "No thanks!" button.
If you cancel your quest, you may not receive a new one until midnight NST. However, if you're canceling a quest that was received before the current Neopian day, then you will have the option of canceling twice in one day.
Upon gathering the items for the doctor, you will need to return to the Doctor at The Coincidence. He will then offer you the opportunity to test his Random Event generating machine. These events are different from the Random Events that pop up around Neopia!
Events Where Something Happens
An electric current seems to fill the room. When everything has settled, you see that there is something different about
[ACTIVE NEOPET NAME]. It looks like their
[STAT NAME]has gone up by
Effect: One random stat (Strength, Defence, Movement, HP, Level, or Intelligence) increases by 1 to 3 for your active Neopet.
A strong electric current fills the room, crackling with powerful energy. When everything has settled, you see that there is something quite different about
[ACTIVE NEOPET NAME]. It looks like their
[STAT NAME]has gone up by
Effect: One random stat (Strength, Defence, Movement, HP, Level, or Intelligence) increases by 8 to 10 for your active Neopet.
An electric current starts to fill the room, but quickly leads to smoke. When everything has settled, you see that there is something different about
[ACTIVE PET NAME]. Oh, no... It looks like their
[STAT NAME]has gone down by
Effect: One random stat (Strength, Defence, Movement, HP, Level, or Intelligence) decreases by 1 to 3 for your active Neopet.
You wait for something to happen. Before long you hear a strange fluttering sound. Lottery tickets fall down from the sky! You manage to snatch up five before the rest vanish into nothingness.
Effect: You are awarded five lottery tickets. (These tickets do not count towards your daily lottery ticket limit!)
A sudden flash of light temporarily blinds you. Once your vision clears, you realize that your
[ITEM NAME]is now just dust in the wind! You kick yourself for bringing that onto a spaceship to begin with!
Effect: A random item from your inventory is removed. Note: It is possible for this to steal one of the items you were turning in. When this happens, it does not count as using the machine for the day, and none of the other items are consumed. If you obtain another of the lost item, you will be able to try the machine again!
The ray fizzles for a moment before you hear a strange pop. Your pockets feel lighter. Well, looks like you lost
Effect: Between 200 and 800 Neopoints are removed from your on hand total.
Neopoints are falling from the sky! You flail around wildly in an attempt to catch them all. It looks like you were able to haul in
Effect: Neopoints are added to your on hand total. The amount will be in one of these ranges:
- 1,000 to 2,500 NPs
- 10,000 to 25,000 NPs
Nothing seems to happen. Oh wait, check the floor! You might want to catch that
[ITEM NAME]before it crawls away.
Prior to March 2022, the following non-petpetpet items could be awarded from this outcome (the text mentioned the item crawling away). This was presumably a mistake by TNT as these items have ID numbers adjacent to other Petpetpets. It was corrected in March 2022 and announced in Editorial #956.
First you see a bright flash of light. Then you see metal pieces being pulled in as if by a magnet. Slowly the pieces assemble themselves into a
[ITEM NAME]. Technology is neat!
Effect: You receive one of the below Robot Petpets.
An invisible hand throws what looks like a weapon at you. You duck quickly to avoid it. Oh actually, it looks like it was just a
[ITEM NAME]! You pick it up.
Effect: You receive one of the below TCG cards. It is likely that any r101 through r103 TCG card is possible, but the event is so rare and the number of cards so large that it is hard to confirm for sure. If you receive one not listed here, please let us know!
Events Where Nothing Happens
None of these outcomes have any effect at all, but some of them can be funny!
A blue Shoyru zooms up and whizzes past your head. Then she stops in midair and looks confused. 'This isn't Meridell! Where are we?'
This is a twist on a regular random event in which "A blue Shoyru zooms down from the sky and lands nearby! Wheeee!!!"
A crew of Alien Aishas docks with the ship, comes aboard, snaps photos of everything they see, then leaves for their next tourist stop.
A fog cloud swirls past you. Was that Corbin and Kell inside? They appear to be having a tea party with a monster.
A Grundo appears and invites you to join Dr Sloth's Invasion Army... but he cancels the invitation when you spell your name. Your reputation precedes you.
A parade of dozens of Lutaris marches through the spaceship. They get to the end of their song, then look around, confused. 'Eh, how do we get to Shenkuu?' one asks you.
A portal appears in midair, and you see Hanso and Brynn arguing. Behind them, an artefact glows brightly and then explodes, raining hot dogs everywhere.
A portal opens, and through the multi-coloured swirls, you can see a plain wooden box. Before you can grab it, the portal closes.
This is perhaps a reference to the popular 2007 video game Portal.
Nothing happens. Nothing at all. You think. You check the bottom of your shoes for squashed butterflies, but find nothing.
This is perhaps a reference to the "butterfly effect," a popular concept in chaos theory (and science fiction) that changes as small as the death of one butterfly can have a massive effect later on.
Out the window, you see a giant Whalein floating in space. It blows bubbles at you.
Whalein is indeed a misspelling; it should be "Walein".
Plans for The Coincidence, dated to the early days of Moltara, float past your eyes before Dr Landelbrot hastily grabs them and tucks them in a desk drawer.
Something floats past the windows. Running to look outside, you see a small, pretty amulet in the blackness of space.
The Ghost Lupe appears, looks around, and growls, 'This is not Mystery Island!'
This is a twist on several regular random events in which the Ghost Lupe makes comments about Mystery Island.
The temperature drops suddenly. Maybe the Snowager sneezed, or life support briefly malfunctioned.
You find yourself holding something invisible and unpleasantly damp. You let go, and it hits the floor with a squelch. You are never able to locate it again.
You hear the Turmaculus roaring over the ship's comm system. Scintilly trembles in fear.
These used to be possible outcomes, but no longer are.
You are pretty sure nothing happened. Actually, wait, it looks like there is something new floating above your head. Wowee, it's a
[NAME OF AVATAR]avatar! Why not admire it for a moment at your Neoboards - Preferences page?
Effect: You were awarded a random avatar you did not currently possess (including retired and unreleased avatars).
This article was written by: JN Staff