MaxBattledome Beta News: Neopian Times
Posted by Max on July 22, 2014, 10:11 pm NST
TNT have been shedding more light on the battledome beta and the recent Birthday Cake Slice fiasco. TNT has said that they will not abandon the battledome but haven't been clear as to when we can expect the unfinished Battledome to be finished. It seems that us battlers may be disappointed for some time.
As for the Birthday Cake Slices, this was merely a mistake from TNTs part.

Last week, you gave a controversial but much-appreciated comment regarding the Battledome. Even though it's not the answer we wanted, we battlers are glad that you were finally honest about where you are in the process. I have a few follow-up questions that we are all dying to know the answers to. First, when you conducted your survey, did you take into consideration the account age of those who responded? It seems, based on what I've seen on the boards, that those asking for more games and dailies are likely those who only play casually, while those who have been around for longer and spend hours on the site every day would probably have asked for improvements to the great site features that already exist. Secondly, if you don't have the manpower to fix the current Battledome, then would it be possible to give us a copy of the old Battledome to play in the interim? I know it's outdated, but it worked much more smoothly.

Sincerely,
A Heartbroken Battler ~dafinsrock​

We sorted our data by account age, time spent on the site, Premium players, age of players, NC spenders, gender... every possible way we could think of, we sorted it. There were some changes depending on account age when you got lower down in the rankings, but the top ranked stuff was pretty much the same regardless of how we sorted the players.

With regard to your second question, the new Battledome uses new code, but it is built on top of the foundation that was already there to make sure certain things carried over. That foundation was modified a bit for what the new BD needed, so the old BD code wouldn't work even if we wanted to put it back up.

As for the new Battledome itself, we'd like to reiterate that we have no intention of abandoning it and still intend on getting back to it. It just isn't at the top of the list of things that players requested most. :/



Many users have been trading the 7th Birthday Cake Slice #1 from all of their accounts (main + sides). Are we allowed to trade the 7th Birthday Cake Slice #1 that way? The primary reason for the trade is for the +5 HP increase, so it seems a bit like trading an NC item for a stat increase, so I wasn't sure, especially since no one has stopped the trades from going on so far. Please remove my username. ~username removed
We're gonna step up and admit this was a boo-boo on our part. The items were supposed to be flagged as no-trade, but obviously that didn't happen. We didn't want to suddenly make them untradable, which could cause a nightmare for those caught mid-trade, so we let them be.




I can haz working battledome?

HerdyNew Mall Freebie
Posted by Herdy on July 18, 2014, 10:42 am NST
The NC Mall has a new birthday freebie to claim!


7th Birthday Cake Slice #3


As with the previous two slices, this is a Mall Food item, but with a twist - it will raise your Neopet's strength by 2 points, and award a wearable item!

IMPORTANT: The message may say that movement is increased by 2 points, but the stats are actually added to strength.



Note: Because it is a food item, you will not be able to 'open' it if your pet is currently staying at the Neolodge.

HerdyNew Mall Freebie
Posted by Herdy on July 10, 2014, 10:59 am NST
The NC Mall has a new birthday freebie to claim!


7th Birthday Cake Slice #2


As with the last slice, this is a Mall Food item, but with a twist - it will raise your Neopet's movement by 3 points, and award a wearable item!



Note: Because it is a food item, you will not be able to 'open' it if your pet is currently staying at the Neolodge.

SirCabbageA metric ton of new battledome weapons
Posted by SirCabbage on July 2, 2014, 2:50 pm NST
In what is most likely the first example of such, TNT have released 18 new weapons which are both battledome and wearable. While these items will no doubt be weak due to cost, it is very promising to see them release dual purpose items such as this. To get your own, you can find the prize shop here, or look at our JN AC coverage here.



HerdyNew Mall Freebie
Posted by Herdy on July 2, 2014, 10:56 am NST
Update: The cake is now back in the Mall. Claim it while you can!

The NC Mall has a new birthday freebie to claim!


7th Birthday Cake Slice #1


This is a Mall Food item, but with a twist - it will raise your Neopet's maximum HP by 5 points, and award a wearable item!



Note: Because it is a food item, you will not be able to 'open' it if your pet is currently staying at the Neolodge.

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