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!
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Hi! There's been some confusion over Random Events. Many of us seem to only see them when we're on the site's classic pages. Can you help shed some light on why random events don't seem to appear on beta pages? Thanks & please remove my username.
Yes, sadly they do not currently function on beta pages, we badly want to bring these back as well it is in our plans, not exactly sure when but we want them back too!
The recent random contests giving users the chance to create site content have been really good, but is there any chance of future random contests expanding this idea to more areas besides wearables? Like avatars, other types of wearables, and maybe even pet colours? And maybe even contests for those who aren't artistically gifted like writing new Neopedia entries?~~herdygerdy
Totally, we want to do these too, random contests take a lot of time and effort hence why they aren't done as often as we wish they could, but internally we have been talking about an avatar as well so that could definitely be fun for the next contest!
Hi TNT! Can we please get a Siyana wig in the future?~~greyfever
Ohh great idea, we want to make more faerie items going forward so I will add this to my list!
Hello TNT! I went to the mall to buy some Wonderclaw widgets and Corridor of Chance keys today, only to find that they have been removed :( Can you possibly look into this and perhaps put them back in the mall if it was unintended? I love playing Wonderclaw/Corridor of Chance and it's really sad to see them becoming out of reach so suddenly!~~boren16
So yes sadly wonderclaw relied on flash so that is currently not available, but Corridor doesn't so I will totally get those keys back into the mall for you.
Are you we getting to paint our Kougras stealthy this year? Does this design give any ideas to what we can have? www.neopets.com/~Dragzina~~demonlouie
Actually as a matter of fact I can confirm a new Stealthy Kougra is coming! Your design looks awesome, sadly we started this art for it about a month ago so we didn't get to see your design in time, but yours is really cool! Keep on drawing :) Not like you need me to tell you that!
The April Fool's Day joke was so good that I had to show my cousin who isn't on Neo. She loves it and wants to come back! ~~xsaber1989
Glad you liked it, we enjoyed putting it together :)
Heya TNT, just dropping in to say I'm really loving how all the site themes have been turning out so far! They all look great! ~~yoshisislandbandit
Our artists work really hard on these so they really appreciate these comments :)
Y'all. The April Fools prank this year. This is amazing. I would legit watch these shows. You outdid yourselves, TNT! ~~i_love_latin
I loved this year's April Fool's Day joke! Well done, TNT! ~~bluelilacia
Hey guys! Just wanted to say that I loved the Neovision+ spoof! Spookynatural and the Kreludorian are my favorites. Thanks for the smiles :) ~~mirriseverin
Hi! The zoning on the wearable "Around the Neck Camera" is currently set to Lower Foreground. Could it possibly be rezoned to Necklace? It would make much more sense and also conflict with less customizations! :)~~vixalope
Oh that is pretty odd, we will try to change that in that next week or so.
I've heard rumor that if a pet is a high enough level (I've seen anywhere where from 20 - 50+), then they can't be sent back to level 1 through the lab ray. Can you confirm or deny this? Is it just very rare, or is it flat out impossible? If it's impossible, can you say at what level it's no longer possible? Thanks! ~~thepurplishsock
There is no definitive number where it would not zap your pet back to level 1, however the chances of getting that as a result are extremely low/rare chance of getting that even. BUT it can happen so be careful.
Hello. From the Neopian Times Issue: 717, I thought you intended to award the beauty contest avatar to anyone who has won the Beauty Contest since the avatar was announced. The avatar was released November 12, 2014 and my bruce won 1st place on Feb. 06, 2015 and til this day I still haven't received the avatar. ~~whsnobs
Sorry but it was discovered later that it would not be possible to give out the avatar retroactively so you would need to win 1st, 2nd or 2rd overall or species in order to gain the avatar on your account. Sorry about this, the programmers did try but it wasn't something that could be done. Please feel free to enter your Bruce again (with a new image of course since you can't re-use any image in the BC that has already won first place in species or overall) and hopefully you will place and get the avatar.
Hi TNT, Thank you for all of your hard work on the beta! I know transferring everything over to a new format can't be easy and I don't think you guys get enough credit! If this is chosen please remove my username I'm shy :) ~~Anonymous
Hi TNT! A while back I asked for some favorite memories from TNT's longest-running teammates. Now I'm curious to hear from some of the newest members of the team! Things like: What are some of your favorite things about working at Neopets? Did anyone play Neopets before joining TNT? What do you hope to accomplish/see on the site going forward? Thanks for playing! ~~sugarpill38
Aesop here! Although I've been working with TNT for over a year, I am still one of the newer members of the team. One of my favourite things about working at Neopets has been having the opportunity to be creative and come up with some fun and absurd items! I also treasure my time as editor of the Neopian Times, as I have continued to grow as both a reader and a writer the more I was exposed to the many different writing styles and unique voices I come across sifting through submissions.
I did play Neopets before joining TNT, but it was mostly during my childhood (I can still remember how excited I was to get a blue shoryu in my happy meal!). When I joined TNT, it was very overwhelming to see how much had changed in the world of Neopia since I had last visited! However, it was also very exciting seeing all of the entirely new places, characters, plots and even pets that had been added since I was last in Neopia.
In terms of moving forward, I would personally love to focus on more plots! As I mentioned earlier I love both writing and reading, so I would be ecstatic help come up with some new Neopian storylines. I am also very excited about the conversion to mobile! It certainly is a huge undertaking, but there is a whole team of incredibly passionate people working hard to make it happen.
When do captions get chosen for the Caption Contest? There is only 1 week left in March. Thank you for looking. (please remove my name if posted anywhere, thank you!) ~~Anonymous
Captions are selected for voting one week before the start of the month (and therefore the next contest), so captions were set up for voting yesterday! This schedule allows users a full week to submit their votes before the Caption Contest is judged and a new one begins at the start of the next month.
Hi tnt I'm currently offering a service where I draw up new custom designs for people's pet when requested. But I have a question if I draw the pet a reference and the new owner decides to draw that design and enter it in the BC would this be against the rules? I personally am totally fine with people redrawing my designs for the BC but I don't know your stand on it. It'd be nice if you could clear this up! - midnadragon
Hi, this is a sensitive issue. Obviously they cannot use your design or trace your image and then enter any creative contest on the site. However, them using your image for inspiration would be fine as long as they are not simply copying it.
Hi TNT! Clarification—does all purchasing for side accounts have to take place on the main account, or can we transfer NPs to the side account and purchase items directly from there? I know all the NPs have to come from the main, but I don't know where those NPs are allowed to live! :) ~~i_love_latin
Hello!! Yes, all purchasing must be made from your main account and then sent to your side account. You can transfer points over to a side for the NeoLodge however any items must come from your main account. So it's best to keep all points on your main and then if you need points for the Lodge, you can send those over or use points you got from random events on the side account.
For those of us who aren’t artsy (like, at all) will there be more opportunities to submit Bad Art for the Art Gallery? ~~Anonymous
Kikocat here!! Yes, I think we will start doing this day a lot more often since everyone seems to really love it. Watch for it being listed on my schedules each month.
Hello TNT! Spring is right around the corner and there is a certain lovely retired Spring Shop NC wearable that has long been out of reach for many, the Negg Wreath Garland released back in 2015! Is there any chance for us to finally see a return of the lovely garland in this year's Retired Spring Capsule? Thank you!~~morty0807
Will the random contest ever be judged?It has been a month and it hasn't,I really want to enter in the next one.~~clovertheperidot
The contest was actually judged a few months ago and the winners are posted on the past winners page. We didn't grant prizes till this week because we wanted to ensure all items of the first place winners were created and released first. These are officially live and out in the world check em out!
Carniverous Plant Usuki is spelled wrong; it should be Carnivorous Plant Usuki like the plushie (0:~~forgottenbirthdays
You're right, we sent off to Donny and he said should be fixed in no time.
Hiii! Just wanted to maybe plant a tiny little seed in someone's ear that there are some of us mutant lovers who would really REALLY love some more wearable items for our mutant pets! Specifically markings, contacts and that lovely *hinthint* bone collector mask idea from the most recent Random Contest! *hinthint* Thanks for all you do~~siyniai
We actually have an upcoming Mutant Gram so be on look out!
When will we be getting our bonus 500 NC from the promotion last fall? :) ~~gollyga97
The bonus NC was given out in December 2020, if for some reason you did not get yours and you know you did qualify for it, please send in a ticket by going to www.neopets.com/help.phtml and we will get that checked into for you.
Are we allowed to advertise for other users that have pets UFT;UFA? There are a lot of agencies that give this power in the PC boards that seem okay as they link to the owner but the last update on this was from year 15-just want clarity ~~itsthattimeagain
Hi, No you cannot advertise for someone else's pet. Having them in an agency is fine as long as the owner has given consent for their pet to be listed there, if they ask for you to remove their pet from the agency please remove their pet.
Any new avatars planned for this year?~~brenda_bbm
Yessiree! Keep an eye out ;)
Hi. The new handheld plushie awarded by voting for every Neopies category on the day of release is adorable! :) However, it's currently spelled as "Elsworth" Handheld Plushie, when it should be "Ellsworth." Please send to Donny. Thank you!~~_brainchild_
Oops you're totally right, patching that up for ya.
I noticed that the Deceptive Greeting Card is actually edible, and can be eaten by your pets. Is it supposed to be like that, since it's marked as a gift?~~jdb1984
Well, I guess that's what makes it deceptive right? Eat it or gift it, the choice is up to you...
Hi TNT! I would like to see more makeup themed items, is it possible to get a makeup themed mystery capsule? I got a few ideas for it: Makeup Store Background, Handheld Lipstick and a Makeup Table.~~greyfever
Wow, I love makeup too honestly, not sure about a capsule, but that background sounds amazing I will pass that idea onto the team! And we should have some new makeup items coming out within the next month or so.
I heard a rumor that,since flash is dying,ALL flash supported games will be deleted from existence in Neopia. Is it true??~~clovertheperidot
Definitely not, we are currently converting batches of games at a time, it is a long process but we are definitely working on it.
Hi there, I am just wondering if runner-ups for this most recent Random Contest should only expect to hear back when the final prizes have been awarded? Due to the nature of the runner-up tier it leaves a lot of us hanging in suspense. :(~~freehanded
Very soon so sorry for the delay you all had some pretty awesome winning entries to getting them all created has taken us some time so we are hoping to get those prizes out to you all very soon.