« January »
Jan 3 - Aisha Day
Jan 6 - Gnorbu Day
Jan 11 - Buzz Day
Jan 14 - Sloth Day
Jan 16 - Elephante Day
Jan 29 - Kacheek Day

Altador Cup XVI
Every editorial question answered just a search away!
All the hottest looks, try them on today!
Try on all the latest Neopian fashions!
Your jnAccount! Your jnAccount: Log In or Register | New to Jellyneo? Click here!

Site Updates

Pick your news: Neopets News Jellyneo's Twitter | Crossword | JN Updates | Daily Puzzle | Altador Cup XVI

Battle for Meridell: Remastered
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on June 12, 2020, 5:33 pm NST

I'm very excited to announce our latest SWF Preservation project: remastered plot comics!

For the first in this series, we've remastered the Battle for Meridell plot comics to present them Flash-free and future-proofed! (It's readable, too, unlike the Flash comics still on Neopets!)

Many thanks for this first iteration of our plots remastered project goes to JN visitor Jeran (aptly named!) for preserving the comic book assets and to JN staffer Jessica for working on the layout of this comic book.

For more information on Flash retiring (and how to re-enable it in your web browser), see our End of Flash Support guide.

Now, we turn to you: what plot series would you like to see remastered the most? Let us know in the comments!
Follow @jellyneo on Twitter for all the latest #Neopets news!

There are 45 comments below. Add yours!

dave - JN Staff, June 12, 2020 5:34 PM NST
Here are the plot series that are up for a vote on what we tackle next:

Hannah and the Ice Caves
Curse of Maraqua
Lost Desert Plot
Cyodrake's Gaze
Tale of Woe
Journey to the Lost Isle
Operation Petpet Park
Return of Dr. Sloth
Atlas of the Ancients

(If you don't see your favorite plot here, then we may already be working on it, or we need to do more research on the available plot story contents.)
tyuio_k50, June 12, 2020 5:46 PM NST
Off the title and image alone, you get the impression that the entire event was relaunched onsite or something.

There's one very important distinction you're missing in the title: "comic." You guys didn't remaster the whole event.
parody_ham, June 12, 2020 5:46 PM NST
Oh my gosh! You guys just made my night, huzzah! Thank you so much for doing this!
1jediboy, June 12, 2020 6:31 PM NST
"Atlas of the Ancients!" I participated in that! I think that was technically my first plot!

Did you guys see what I wrote about working with TNT? mhttp://www.jellyneo.net/?comments=13483
1jediboy, June 12, 2020 6:32 PM NST
Also, this is GORGEOUS! Thank you for all that you do!
onelittlespark, June 12, 2020 6:37 PM NST
This is STUNNING. Thank you for providing these! I'm utterly blown away. My vote is for the Lost Desert Plot. Absolutely one of the most intricate plots I've participated in!
darella, June 12, 2020 7:09 PM NST
OMG this is amazing! I was so worried we wouldn't be able to read the plot comics after flash ended, this is everything I needed. My vote goes for Tale of Woe ♥
rose_of_autumn, June 12, 2020 7:13 PM NST
Thanks for doing this! My vote goes for Tale of Woe
zinkro, June 12, 2020 7:25 PM NST
What about Meridell vs. Darigan?
This was absolutely AMAZING! Thanks!
My vote goes to Hannah and the Ice Caves
maple_snow, June 12, 2020 8:21 PM NST
Transition between panels is so crisp & clean! Marvelous job to everyone involved. The passion for preserving these treasured historical pieces is very appreciated!

I vote for Curse of Maraqua to get the JN beauty archive treatment next!
mavegibson, June 12, 2020 8:44 PM NST

Dave, I just want to thank you guys for what you're doing. So grateful for all your hard work.
mavegibson, June 12, 2020 8:44 PM NST
Jeran and Jessica, thanks so much!

neonym, June 12, 2020 9:37 PM NST
Signed up just to comment here. Are the Defenders of Neopia comics preserved yet? If so, I think they should be preserved, since, it seems like people can't view them without completing DoN challenges first, & said challenges aren't available currently.
Remastering the rest of the plot would be nice, though, but otherwise, whatever's at greatest risk of disappearing soon!
Speaking of, how about preserving the original Dr. Sloth plot, since a lot of its pages are barely accessible on the site?
Out of Dave's list, I guess the oldest first? Or Return of Dr. Sloth since it might have previous plot connections?

But yeah, I love all this archival! Thank you!
dave - JN Staff, June 12, 2020 9:41 PM NST
@neonym: The Defenders comics are on our list. Just not our plot list above. (We also have the Jake cereal promo comic on that list.)

@zinkro: Champions of Meridell may be coming soon...

@1jediboy: TNT probably has a lot going on already, we're just working on the old stuff that likely won't get preserved by them!
myserenity_1, June 12, 2020 9:53 PM NST
Thank you for your work.
Atlas of the Ancients!
dreww355, June 12, 2020 10:13 PM NST
I love this! It looks so good and I love that they will be archived forever. My only comment is I wish there was a table of contents so you could skip ahead to a certain chapter. Unless I'm missing something, all I can click on is the next or back button.

My vote for is for the Lost Desert Plot!
kirkeyressa, June 12, 2020 11:28 PM NST
my crops? watered. my ills? cured. jellyneo? stanned.
pikachu315111, June 12, 2020 11:52 PM NST
Amazing work!

As for what to do next, hmm, that's a tough one. If I were to list them in order:

1. Lost Desert Plot
2. Curse of Maraqua
3. Tale of Woe
4. Hannah and the Ice Caves
5. Return of Dr. Sloth
6. Journey to the Lost Isle
7. Cyodrake's Gaze
8. Atlas of the Ancients
9. Operation Petpet Park

If you'd like reasons, most are just personal preference. LDP because it set the ground works for modern puzzle plots and prize shop. CoM as it technically was the first to have a prize shop. ToW cemented LDP's way of doing puzzle plots. HATIC and RoS are honestly neck-to-neck, though I feel HATIC is the better story (and before Sloth fans get angry at me, let me point out RoS barely had Sloth in it). JttLI needs to come before AotA, and inbetween I think CG fits in nicely. OPP is a fun story though not essential reading I feel so can be done last.
nova, June 13, 2020 12:18 AM NST
Awesome work! So happy to see these being preserved.

In order, I think these should be the next comics:

1. Hannah and the Ice Caves
2. Curse of Maraqua
3. Tale of Woe
4. Cyodrake's Gaze
5. Lost Desert Plot
6. Return of Dr. Sloth
7. Journey to the Lost Isle
8. Atlas of the Ancients
9. Operation Petpet Park
apophis324, June 13, 2020 1:22 AM NST
You people deserve not one but several statues all around Neopia, celebrating your awesomeness!!
mercury, June 13, 2020 1:40 AM NST
Ooh, that's cool. Thanks for the efforts!

My vote would be for Lost Desert Plot followed by the Tale of Woe.
mistyqee, June 13, 2020 1:48 AM NST
Bless you, Jellyneo. You guys are the real MVPs.
anomally, June 13, 2020 3:59 AM NST
Thanks so much! Last time I tried to read this comic, even with flash it was broken! So this is awesome!
specioid, June 13, 2020 5:37 AM NST
This is amazing. It's hard to pick just one that I'd like re-mastered first, so I picked two: Curse of Maraqua and Lost Desert Plot.
contessa, June 13, 2020 7:05 AM NST
Thanks so much! Of course I want all of them but my favorite would be the Lost Desert Plot, the best one we have ever had!
butterflyvj, June 13, 2020 7:19 AM NST
That's awesome! I was disappointed that the comics were going to go down with the old site, but I'm happy to be wrong! Fantastic work to JN, you all deserve gold stars!
evearellie103, June 13, 2020 9:15 AM NST
I'm so excited to read it! Thanks for all the work you guy do. I've wanted to read this comic forever, but it's been broken on neo for so many years. It's my favorite event comic even though I never got to read it!
anyahomura, June 13, 2020 9:46 AM NST
Thank you so much for your efforts, Jellyneo team! This is the first time I've ever been able to read Battle for Meridell without fighting a war against broken flash! To give my vote on which to focus on first, I'd have to say Hannah and the Ice Caves, due to how Flash is slowly failing it as well. From then on, I'd say the Lost Desert Plot, Curse of Maraqua, and Tale of Woe are likely higher priorities as well due to how beloved they are.
skylum, June 13, 2020 10:34 AM NST
Return of Dr. Sloth
dcatharsis, June 13, 2020 12:30 PM NST
OH MY GOD YAAAAAASSSSS thanks so much for doing this!!!!! The BFM comic is my favorite by far and I'm so glad you guys are saving it here! I'd love to see Hannah and the Ice Caves next <3
1jediboy, June 13, 2020 1:37 PM NST
@Dave - Ok then. 👌
roshchodesh, June 13, 2020 1:50 PM NST
Thank you! As always, jn amazes and astounds. You all are deeply appreciated! <3
maknaetani, June 13, 2020 3:44 PM NST
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've always wanted to read this one, but it was just.. not feasible with the on-site version.

I don't particularily care in what order you do the other plots, tbh
Are the NeoQuest 2 cutscenes also on the agenda?
adventurer262, June 13, 2020 5:26 PM NST
so awesome! thanks for preserving this
sycatt, June 13, 2020 7:16 PM NST
Wonderful job JN. You're the greatest! Thanks!

My favorite is Lost Desert Plot. I never got to experience Curse of Maraqua so that would be nice too. Actually, to be honest, all of them would be nice.
dave - JN Staff, June 13, 2020 9:15 PM NST
@dreww355: Chapter selection is an enhancement we'd like to add soon.

@maknaetani: Yes, those NQ2 cutscenes (and the NQ1 ambient audio!) are on our list.
starryfaerie, June 14, 2020 2:28 AM NST
This is amazing! I look forward to seeing other plot comic preservations! I'd love to see all the ones you listed preserved eventually, but for the next one my top 3 choices are (in this order):

1. Hannah and the Ice Caves
2. Curse of Maraqua
3. Tale of Woe

Can I check if you guys intend to do The Faeries' Ruin too?
parody_ham, June 14, 2020 11:02 AM NST
Oh! And Champions of Meridell as well as Tale of Woe are my top 2.
pikachu315111, June 14, 2020 1:06 PM NST
I just realized something: the Altador Mini-Plot is still doable but a big part of the Mini-Plot is the starmap which I believe runs using Flash. So once Flash ends the Altador Mini-Plot will no longer be doable. Would there be a way to preserve the puzzles?
dave - JN Staff, June 14, 2020 8:29 PM NST
@starryfaerie: Yep, Faeries' Ruin is of course on our list!

@pikachu315111: That's correct. Unless the Star Map is updated, the mini-plot won't be able to be completed in 2021. Not sure if it's something that can be preserved, at least it's not a priority for us since I'd prefer TNT make that Flash-free. (Granted, a majority of current Neopians have probably already completed it, so I wouldn't also call it a high priority for TNT.)
starryfaerie, June 14, 2020 11:33 PM NST
Yay!! Glad to hear that, Dave!!

I also just thought of something... I know it's a lot more recent than the old plot comics, and probably isn't in flash format unlike the older comics, but are the Legends and Letters comics something you guys plan to preserve eventually? I thought those comics were pretty good and it'd be a shame if they were lost forever when the app is retired for good.
dave - JN Staff, June 15, 2020 8:38 AM NST
@starryfaerie: Legends and Letters was actually not on our list, as we started making the list well before L&L was retired (and we weren't expecting that app to get retired so soon...) But that's a good idea! I'll get a task entered so we can tackle it at some point.
starryfaerie, June 15, 2020 11:55 PM NST
Thanks Dave!
xid, June 16, 2020 8:13 PM NST
Amazing job, thank you!
I finally had time to read it and it brought back some memories. It was my first plot and it's very dear to my heart.
Other favourites of mine are Curse of Maraqua, the Lost Desert Plot and Tale of Woe, but I'd love to be able to read all of them, really. ^^
Also, very glad to know Champions of Meridell is being preserved.
fragilepeace, June 30, 2020 7:13 PM NST
Hannah and the Ice Caves next, please! It was the introduction to the Bori, so I say that's a pretty important plot... and because it's my favorite, lol.

2. Tale of Woe
3. Lost Desert plot

Add Your Comment

Want to add your thoughts? You just need to log into your jnAccount!

Log In Your jnAccount Register a jnAccount Your jnAccount