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16/11/2014
I decided to start advertising on the AC again.
I have received a lot of positive feedback :)
Feeding lightweight pets may help, but for now, there's insufficient data to support this claim.

14/08/2014
Hi everyone! Mel here. During my 4-year hiatus, this guide was never updated, however, neomails were still coming in.
The 50th person in our stats was recorded today, and so I'm happy to announce that I will continue to update these statistics.
Thank you so much for the support, and a big congratulations to all those who have succeeded with the help of this guide :D

05/08/2010
Our current goal is to reach 100 successful people so we can create a full percentage report.
For the time being, the project is still open to all neomails.
Lastly, a big thank you to everyone who has helped out :)

25/07/2009
PETS THAT WE DOUBT
those with a star (*) are pets who have been mentioned to us more than once.

wocky
gelert
draik
krawk
poogle*

19/07/2009
With the results we've been receiving, this is our hypothesis:
Getting leftovers is random, but the avatar is not.



Introduction


How to obtain it:
According to avatarlog,
the avatar, Bon App├ętit, is randomly awarded when you dine
at the restaurant Kelp and bring home some leftovers.

Random or not?
We, mel and noileh, believe that your chances of getting the avatar are higher
when you try between 12:30pm NST and 1pm NST and use Firefox as your internet browser.

This experimental guide was written by us to observe our hunch and its results, as well as to explore other ideas.


Already have the avatar?



If you have the avatar please neomail your answers to the following questions:
(if you cannot remember, it is best not to answer)

1. How many times did you try until you got it?
2. What was your active pet's species and hunger?
3. Which internet browser were you using?
4. If you had to refresh, how many times did you do so?
5. How many leftovers did you take home and what were the items?
6. At what time did you get it?
7. What food did you purchase?
8. Anything else you wish to add?

Please DO NOT NEOMAIL if you cannot answer at least 3 of the questions above!
IF YOU GOT THIS AVATAR AS A CLICKABLE (when it was first released)
PLEASE DO NOT NEOMAIL


Our Method


Mel decided to make a board on July 16th 2009 at 12:48pm NST, after we both had managed to get the avvie within minutes of each other. A total of 4 people on our board got it before 1pm NST.
Warning: Try this at your own risk, you will lose a minimum of 60,400 nps.


STEP #1

Feed your active pet until (s)he's VERY bloated. NOT just regular bloated. Once this happens, go on to step 2.

If (s)he's not willing to eat anymore and is just bloated,
you can place your pet into the Neolodge,
and then try feeding your pet at the Movie Central
(Thanks Nicole for the info!)

Your pet should be VERY bloated.


STEP #2

Now it's time to feed your pet a full meal. We've picked the cheapest items below.

APPETIZER: (13k)

Angel Hair Salad or Tropical Fruit Bowl

MAIN COURSE: (28.4k)

Spicy Radish Salad

DESSERT: (12k)

Honeyed Horn of Plenty

COCKTAIL: (7k)

Lemwart Fizz or Thornberry Brew

STEP #3

Once you have selected all of the dishes and clicked the eat button, you will be taken to another page. It will say one of two things. Either your pet's picture will be shown along with a comment of how delicious the food was/how full they are or the page will say the following:

I am not sure I will be able to eat everything... Can I take something with me?!? Your pet is allowed to take some home. We have already boxed up the leftovers for you!
If you see the text above, there should also be a picture of which item you are taking home as a leftover.

It is extremely important that you DO NOT click on the word leftovers, that will bring you to your inventory.

There is NO RANDOM EVENT that says when you get the avatar. So, you must open up a new tab/window and check either your avatar count or look for the avatar under your neoboard preferences. If it does not show up, refresh on the page that informs you of your leftovers.


If you didn't get leftovers, repeat step #2. The second time, you should get them.
If you don't, rotten luck :(
Try a third time and it should definitely work. Otherwise, change your pet.



Success or failure?


SUCCESS?

Please neomail your answers to these questions:
1. Did you follow the guide?
2. Which internet browser were you using?
3. If you had to refresh, how many times did you do so?
4. At what time did you get it?
5. Have you tried BEFORE trying our method? If yes, approximately how many times?
6. Anything else you wish to add?

FAILURE?

Aww that's too bad! :( Unfortunately, there isn't really anything that we can do. Usually it helps if you change pets after failing so many times with a certain one. Also, switching internet browsers seems to help often as well. Other than that, keep trying and good luck!


Results



Success

  1. Did you follow the guide?
  • Yes - 57/60 people
  • No - 1/60 people
  • Mostly/Sort of - 2/60 people

  • Which internet browser were you using?
    • Firefox - 38/60 people
    • Internet Explorer - 15/60 people
    • Opera - 1/60 people
    • Safari - 1/60 people
    • Netscape - 1/60 people
    • Chrome - 4/60 people
    • Other - 0/60 people

  • If you had to refresh, how many times did you do so?
    • None - 54/60 people
    • Once - 3/60 people
    • 2-3 times - 0/60 people
    • 4-5 times - 0/60 people
    • 6+ times - 0/60 people
    • Don't remember - 3/60 people
    4. At what time did you get it?
    • 12:31-12:35pm - 4/60 people
    • 12:36-12:40pm - 7/60 people
    • 12:41-12:45pm - 7/60 people
    • 12:46-12:50pm - 4/60 people
    • 12:51-12:55pm - 6/60 people
    • 12:56-1:00pm - 9/60 people
    • After 1:00pm - 19/60 people
    • Don't remember - 4/60 people

    5. Have you tried BEFORE trying our method? If yes, approximately how many times?
    • I've never tried before - 18/60 people
    • Yes, 1-5 times - 23/60 people
    • Yes, 6-10 times - 8/60 people
    • Yes, 11-15 times - 2/60 people
    • Yes, 15+ times - 3/60 people
    • Don't remember - 6/60 people



    July 16th 2009 6 successful (including mel and noileh)
    This guide was not created when the 4 other people got the avatar.

    July 17th 2009 10 successful
    July 19th 2009 1 successful
    July 21st 2009 6 successful
    July 22nd 2009 2 successful
    July 23rd 2009 5 successful
    July 24th 2009 1 successful
    July 25th 2009 4 successful
    July 27th 2009 1 successful
    August 2nd 2009 1 successful
    August 19th 2009 1 successful
    August 20th 2009 4 sucessful
    September 13th 2009 1 sucessful
    September 17th 2009 4 sucessful
    September 20th 2009 1 sucessful
    October 3rd 2009 1 sucessful
    At some point, we stopped advertising our guide
    and just waited for people to stumble upon it ;)


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