The Many Highlights of Year 6
ALL OF NEOPIA - Well, we’ve finally made it! Year 6 is done for, and, frankly,
Year 7 is on the way. So many things have happened to impact this very special
year, and because of their impact so many things are yet to pass in Year 7. However,
there are certain things that have really impacted Neopia this year, and will
forever be held closely in our memories as unforgettable chapters in Neopian history.
I hope you will join me now to bid a final farewell to this wonderful year, and
welcome with me the New Year. And now… for the Highlights of Year 6…
Hannah and the Ice Caves plot – With one of the greatest plot endings of all
time, the “Hannah and the Ice Caves” plot became a much discussed, much debated
saga of heroism and suspense. Whether in the Neopian Times, the Neoboards, or
elsewhere, you could always find discussion about this attention-grabbing plotline.
Although it ended a week or so ago, even now we find numerous references to
this plot come up over and over again. Definitely, this plot will go down in
Neopian history as possibly the greatest of its time.
Neopia Goes Global – Neopia went global releasing many, many languages for
its users to choose from on the 2nd of January, Y6. Surely, this was a huge
step on the way to Neopets’ worldwide fame. Now with 10 languages to choose
from, Neopia has attracted users of all kinds, from France to China. That meant
more people to talk to, more ideas shared, and more fun on Neopets for all!
Three cheers for that wonderful staff and their hard work to make Neopets go
global! Hip, hip… hooray!
Introducing… the Ruki, Bori, and Yurble – This year introduced *three* new
pets to Neopia: the Yurble, Ruki, and Bori. The Yurble, of which I do not have
much fondness for, was released on the 28th of May. Two months later, the Ruki
was released on the 29th of July. Bori was released months afterward on the
13th of October, after a long limited release thing with the “Neopets/Yahoo
Toolbar”. The three pets have not become very popular just yet, but there are
many people who adore Boris and Yurbles. Who knows? Maybe they might be the
most popular pets on Neopets someday… someday…
Kreludor – On the 6th of May, a whole new world was released on Neopets. This
exciting new place was a huge success merely because no worlds had been released
other than that one for ages (unless you count Jelly World, which unfortunately
was never really put on the map, but still half-exists). It was time for a change.
I don’t see how this place was much different than Virtupets Space Station,
but it’s there, and it is worth mentioning… I mean, you have to mention something
as important as a “new world” on a New Years reflection article… Oh wait… I’m
rambling… back to the point…
Layout changes – Well, Neopets finally got tired of their old layout (which
they used for many, many years), and decided to make some changes to it for
the better. Going through many, many different phases to achieve this design,
the Staff has still yet to fully finish their layout. I, personally, have a
strong distaste for the huge banner at the top of the page. However, it is only
for the best, and there still are some advantages to this layout, like that
nifty clock on the side of the page! Nifty, eh? Otherwise… I hope that this
layout design is not the finished product. Although, I don’t really care if
it is… I guess if it isn’t then, well, we’ll see what they do to improve it!
Guildmaster’s Dinner – This is a newly developed “Logic Puzzle” that the Staff
has been working on for the last few weeks. While nothing much has happened
yet in this puzzle, it seems to be a promising mystery for the Staff to improve
upon. Look out for further clues, and you may be the one to crack the case behind
the Guildmaster’s Dinner.
The Kadoatery – The Kadoatery was released on the 10th of September. When I
first saw this, I was shocked. I mean some of these Kadoaties have extremely
expensive taste! Blue Draik Eggs are not cheap at all… Of course, there was
an avatar released in conjunction with the release of this. However, it’s much
too expensive for the average Neopian to get. You must be a neomillionaire or
more in order to gain enough Neopoints to get that avatar! If you have the time
and Neopoints however, that avatar is very nice… and it’ll be a nice addition
to any avatar collector’s collection.
Recoding Restocks – One Saturday morning on the 8th of May, Y6, the Staff decided
to recode the Restocks. Now, this was fine and all for them, but it confused
the heck out of all of the restockers of Neopia because they all were clearly
used to the old method of restocking. The method was completely changed! So
began the painstaking process of turning to the newer method of restocking.
It was not easy, mind, but eventually everybody was able to get used to the
new method of restocking.
Game Graveyard – On the 18th of May, we finally found out what happened to
Neopets games when they are deleted… they are taken to the Game Graveyard! There,
we can play all of the old games that once were, and rediscover Neopia’s past…
Some very old games lie here just waiting to be played by user’s who want for
themselves a good laugh at the very old games that were once the most popular
of them all. Of course, if you want old favorites, you can always go to the
Chance section in the Games area of the site. Many of those games are very,
very old themselves!
However, those are only some of the many things to remember about in Year
6. Remember all the avatars that were made (like the Neopian Times Star Avatar
that we all know and love ^_^), the games that were played, and even your own
personal Neopets accomplishments! That's what made Year 6 a real blast for me,
and what might make Year 7 feel loads better. So long to all, and remember to
have a great time celebrating the New Year!