Moon Beams ~ NeoPets ... Palletship the Shoyru
Unfortunately, Lutari Mobile is no longer available. It's unclear why it was canceled; Neopets did not make an announcement about its cancellation. But if you go to the official Lutari Mobile page on Neopets, you just get a 404 error and it's impossible to sign up.
If you go to Lutari Island on the world map, the message above the island now says, "The mysterious island of Lutari is currently being pummeled by an unusually large storm! Between the whirlpools, water spouts and lightning it has been advised that no Neopets are allowed to visit its shores. Even the sea life seems to be staying away..." Apparently this message was added after Lutari Mobile was canceled.
Some people believe that Lutari Island will eventually be released to the public. However, TNT has not made any comment one way or the other about this.
I decided to make this guide to the Lutari Talisman because the other guides I've seen either have incorrect information about what the beads do, or very little information about what the beads do. I began discovering what the beads really do after I started buying beads one by one and putting them on my talisman.
This guide is just for the Lutari Talisman, not for Lutari Mobile. Lutari Mobile is currently not available and you can no longer sign up for it. Below is my referral link for Lutari Mobile.
Clicking the above button used to take you to the official Neopets page about Lutari Mobile, where you could learn more about Lutari Mobile and sign up for it if you desired. The link is now just a 404 error page, as Neopets has canceled Lutari Mobile.
When you sign up for Lutari Mobile after being referred, you get a bead. You also get a bead for every person you refer who successfully signs up. You do not have to have Lutari Mobile in order to refer others to it and get the rewards. The first four beads you get from referrals will be the four different colors of Tongi beads. Tongi beads can ONLY be gotten by signing up for Lutari Mobile or referring someone else to Lutari Mobile. Tongi beads are not sellable or tradable and will go directly onto your talisman; this means you cannot buy a Tongi bead from another player.
Note: Lutari Mobile is no longer available. Therefore you can no longer get beads by signing up for Lutari Mobile or referring other people to the service. This means that it is now completely impossible to get Tongi beads in any way. You can still find the other types of beads in rare random events. You can also still buy the other beads from the trading post. The beads are often really inflated on the trading post, so try to shop around a while and find a good deal. A lot of people sell entire sets of beads, but it seems to me that it's cheaper to buy each bead individually.
Your talisman can be found on your user lookup under the section for site feature trophies. Clicking on your talisman gives you a close up view of it and allows you to see which beads you have. Note that you cannot see another user's talisman; if you click on the talisman on another user's lookup, it will just take you to your own talisman.
Previously, when you put the beads on your talisman, they all changed shape. This was apparently a glitch that is now fixed, because when I put my beads on my talisman, they all stayed the same shape. Others who have put their beads on their talisman more recently report the same thing. So it should now be easier to know which beads you already have simply by looking at your talisman.
New Glitch: There is currently a glitch happening with the red Matu bead and the red Tongi bead. When you put a red Matu bead on your talisman, it appears to change into a red Tongi bead; when you look at your talisman, you'll see a red Tongi bead on it, but no red Matu bead. However, the red Matu bead you put on is still REALLY a Matu bead- if you attempt to put another red Matu bead onto your talisman, it will say you already have one and you won't be able to put it on. Thanks to valntyn13 and dilotus for reporting this glitch to me. When I first heard about this problem, I theorized that while this glitch is in effect, red Tongi beads will appear as red Matu beads on your talisman.
I have now confirmed myself that a red Tongi bead that goes onto your talisman will appear as a red Matu bead. I received a red Tongi bead and it's showing up on my talisman as a red Matu bead (and I have never put a red Matu bead on my talisman.)
As far as I know, this glitch is confined solely to the red Matu and red Tongi beads. If you find that any of the other beads are being affected by a glitch that causes them to change shape once put onto your Talisman, please click here to Neomail me and let me know. If you have experienced a glitch of this sort with any of your beads, you should send in a bug report to Neopets by going to the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page.
It seems that each color of bead does something different. A lot of people seem to be just guessing about what the beads do based on their item description. The official description for the green beads says that they bring you luck; for blue it says diplomacy; for red it says strength; and for yellow it says speed.
The first bead I put on my talisman was a Green Oranu Bead, and I immediately started getting increases in the NP I got from games. I've asked around on the Neoboards and other people confirmed that they also got NP increases while having only green beads on their talismans. People who had no green beads did not get NP increases. Therefore, the green beads must be the ones that increase your NP from games.
The more green beads you have, the larger the amount of your NP increase. With only one green bead, you'll get a 10% increase- meaning that if you get 1000 NP on a game, it will be raised to 1100. Two green beads consistently gave me a 25% increase- 1000 NP turns into 1250 NP. As soon as I added a third green bead, I started getting a 50% increase- 1000 NP increases to 1500. When I added my 4th green bead, I started getting 75% increases- 1000 NP turns into 1750 NP. Having all 5 beads doubled my NP from games- 1000 NP turns into 2000 NP. Several people have Neomailed me and confirmed these percentages.
Note that this increase does not happen every time you play a game- it only takes effect occasionally. When it happens, you'll know, because a red message will come up informing you that your Talisman has increased your NP.
For a long time, I had every color of bead except for red. Red beads must be for shop discounts, because I never got a shop discount during the long period wherein I had every color of bead except red. After adding several green, yellow and blue beads, I restocked about 50 items for the purpose of testing whether or not I got a discount, and I never did. Many people who DO have red beads on their talismans have reported that they do get discounts.
I've asked that people with red beads report to me on their effects. It seems that the red beads work on the same principle as the green beads- i.e., the more red beads you have, the larger the percentage of your discount. According to chikara_flame, 1 red bead gives a 2% discount, and 2 red beads give a 4% discount. People report that 3 red beads give a 6% discount, 4 red beads give an 8% discount, and 5 red beads give a 10% discount. Since making this page, several people have Neomailed me and confirmed these percentages. I now have 4 red beads, and I am getting an 8% discount as predicted.
No one knows for sure what the blue and yellow beads do, but here are some ideas: since the green and red beads increase the AMOUNT of your NP increases and discounts, it's possible that the blue and/or yellow beads increase the FREQUENCY of your NP increases and discounts. Adding more blue or yellow beads may cause you to get increases and discounts more often.
Some people believe that blue and/or yellow beads increase the frequency at which you get bonuses in the Mystery Island Training School. The player mastermom reports that she got a large increase in Faerie Quests after adding yellow beads. Several others believe that blue and/or yellow beads increase the amount of random events that you get.
It's very possible that the blue and/or yellow beads increase random events. I have definitely noticed an increase in random events since I started adding beads to my talisman. I used to only get a random event about once a week, but now I get one or two a day- more if I'm playing a game that requires a lot of refreshing, like Pyramids or Cliffhanger.
After putting several beads on my talisman, I finally got the Edna avatar, which I'd been trying to get for a long time, and I also finally got the Snowager avatar, which I'd been trying for once or twice a day for years. I also found a battledome opponent that I'd been trying to get. In addition, I've found codestones and pieces of the petpet lab map, as well as gotten a lot of those useless random events that don't actually do anything. I can't say for sure that these random events were caused by my talisman, but I do know I wasn't getting anywhere near this amount of random events before I started adding beads to my talisman.
Here are some examples of random events I've gotten since I started putting beads on my talisman.
Completing your talisman does NOT give you any kind of bonus or prize. Whether it is worth it to complete your talisman really depends on whether you do a lot of restocking or playing games, and how much you value the possibility of increasing your random events.
Thanks to everyone who has written in to me and confirmed my theories about exactly what the red and green beads do. There have been a lot of theories about what the yellow and blue beads do, but nothing has been confirmed yet. If you've done any experiments to try to find this out- such as recording your number of random events for a month, then adding a blue bead and recording your number of REs again and seeing if it's higher- you can click here to Neomail me.
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