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Aquamentis12

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  1. Aquamentis12

    Art and Animations

    Thanks! lol I found out the hard way that PSP6 has a layer limit of 100. With many of the projects I've started/done that have some element of motion to them, I usually work with one main file and put the different positions in different layers, like with the Unlucky Reindeer. However, reaching the limit makes things a bit trickier. 😉 Case-in-point, the only pic I hit the 100 layer limit on and had to figure a different way to finish. I call this one, The Witching Hour. I ran out of layers with about 13 more positions needed for the Witch flying across the sky. So I deleted a couple witchy-layers. Then I made a line that stretched the entire length of her flight across the sky. Like a plane needs to file a flight-plan before take-off, you might say, and then I put markings on the line so I could place the witch graphic into proper place going forward. That line was on 1 Layer. So when I was to the point with the layers with one position for witch's flight ran out. I made visible, the layer with the line and markings, and then on the layer above it, I moved the witch forward and up to fit within the markings. That's how I kept her flying straight, and got away with using 100 layers for a single image. This pic I started back in 2004, as you can see by the watermark, it was about 12 years before I got around to finishing it. All mouse-drawn. Except for the text of course. LOL Used the text-tool for that. 😉 Originally I wanted to make this an animated wallpaper. 800x600 pixels was a more common screen resolution when I started this, but now, since Windows has seemingly stopped supporting animated gif files as backgrounds, or even running them when using the preview function to display them, that ideas dashed. But it was still GOOD to finish this! LOL And it was neat trying to come up with different famous "movie-monsters" to appear in here. lol I THINK the wolfman is my favorite animated portion. His pixelated transformation at the top of the bluff as he looks up at the moon. Man that was tricky! but OH-SO worth the effort!
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    Art and Animations

    Actually, the image is 44 layers. lol I made 18 frames from this. I actually had to make a quick little Notepad file to help me keep the order to make the layers visible/invisible straight. LOL Here is a pic of some of the layer-list. The red and yellow giant parenthesis show which layers are the layers that I had to change for each new frame. It doesn't show ALL the layers. lol And some layers, are back-ups (In case I screwed up) and will remain invisible. LOL
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    Art and Animations

    Thanks Duma! LOL With the right music and sounds? I can totally see it! XD Kinda reminded me of this Halloween thing I did awhile back! But ON to the new Christmas pic! So, I got this sketched out before Christmas, but I wasn't able to get it all colored, especially the lights, before Christmas. On top of that, it took a few days to figure out what to do with the lights, and how to order the layers and what order to display and hide the layers to change their intensity. This is half-size of the full frame-size. I ran this through animation shop and the program couldn't handle the optimizing the frames as gifs at the full 3300x2550 pixels. LOL Anyway, in total, it's 18 frames on a loop.
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    Neopies Y20 Begin!

    I went with the Origami Brush. I looked at the current colors of all 3 brushes at Neocolours, looking at just the default "Happy Male" pose. I liked Toy, though the folds of origami were really cool too. Steampunk, looked a bit dark to see all the detail and kinda looked similar to Stealthy, at least to me. So I went with the Origami. In hopes maybe that will mean that TNT will come out with ways to fold paper into pets IRL. LOL Wouldn't mind having an origami peophin, of course. LOL
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    Looking for friends :D

    Welcome to the forums @happylexie! I've never really played Food Club, but if you can make a lot of NP at it, more power to ya! Games and battling are more my things on the site. Though, I've cut back a bit lately on both. LOL Unless I'm testing a piece of battle equipment. LOL It's gets annoying, even with Quick Stock, to pick out junk items and battle prizes to put into my SDB and leave out the few items I tend to leave in my inventory. Mainly some cheap food and a toy or two. LOL Pardon the little rant, I guess I'm getting a little cranky in my "old" age. LOL 😉 If you take up battling in Neopets and have questions, the battle forum is a great place to get advice. If you are new to battling, here is a link to our wonderful articles on Battling and the Battledome. http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/index/ And here is a listing of all BD Opponents. The CURRENTLY available opponents are under the heading, "Active Challengers". http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/secret-challengers/ I hope you enjoy your time here at TDN!
  6. You've gotten some excellent advice so far. Though without knowing a budget, how much NP you want to spend on upgrading your set, it kind of limits what we can suggest, or makes it hard to narrow down the options. 😉 First of all, definitely get a Downsize! as you've already been advised. https://items.thedailyneopets.com/items/downsize Your Greater Defence Scroll blocks 5 air Icons. It is next to useless for the Giant Spectral Mutant Walein. http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/challenger-giant-spectral-mutant-walein/ For defense, I would recommend Leaf Shield, or Patched Magic Hat. both block some Earth and Physical icon-types. The difference is that Leaf Shield (the green one from Illusen's quests https://items.thedailyneopets.com/items/leaf-shield) can block some water as well, while the Patched Magic Hat ( https://items.thedailyneopets.com/items/patched-magic-hat ) blocks some light instead of Water. Though you really shouldn't need defense for this batttle. Because as Duma, already stated that you should be able to beat this opponent if you use your Ylanas Blasters with a faerie ability like Lens Flare or Throw Pillows. According to the entry for this opponent, starting HP for it on the Mighty or Hard difficulty, is 186. Using 2 Ylanas Blaster and stopping your foe from attacking with Lens Flare or Throw Pillows, should do 189 damage, just enough for a round 1 victory. Anyway, you should consider changing your healer too, upgrading it. 50hp isn't going to do much for you. Since I don't know a budget for your upgrades. I'm going to recommend Velms Healing Potion. It's a game prize, for beating Neoquest II on Normal Difficulty. But you can buy it from other players. It heals 10% of your Maximum HP, which for you would be 55.8 HP, already higher than the Greater Healing Scroll can heal. Although if your current HP in battle goes down to under 10hp, then Velms Healing Potion can give you a FULL heal. https://items.thedailyneopets.com/items/velms-healing-potion There are plenty of good weapons and defensive equipment out there. As for which opponents you SHOULD be fighting. There really aren't any right or wrong opponents. You can either tackle easy opponents, if you're just interested in prizes. Opponents that are more leveled and statted to what your pet is, or if you like a challenge, challenge some opponents that are stronger. If you check out this link, and look under the heading of Active Challengers. You can check out ALL of the currently available opponents for the BD. Some may have to be unlocked under certain conditions, but we have that info listed there as well on each opponent's page. http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/secret-challengers/ If there is a specific opponent that you'd like to fight and are looking for more advice on, feel free to ask. There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here to help. Good luck and Happy Battling! 🙂
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    Battledome weapons help

    lol It could've been! I saw a new reply notification immediately after I clicked the "Submit Reply" button, but I was too tired to check it further. lol As Duma said, they all can use any ability as much as they want. I think this holds true for 1-use items unless I'm getting the Old BD mixed up with the New BD. TNT makes the rules, and we have to deal with them. In battle, that can be pretty frustrating at times. Anyway, congrats on your win this morning! Best of luck against your next opponent!
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    Battledome weapons help

    Hi, I don't know if you've seen TDN's battle articles section, but there is a Black Pteri Challenger Guide that is included in that section. Here is the link. http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/black-pteri-challenger-guide/ I think that the guide is looking at things from the minimum needed to defeating the Black Pteri on the easiest difficulty. Unfortunately, I can't stay on long right now to give a really detailed reply. That being said, I would recommend taking a look at equipment that can reflect Air and Dark as those seem to be the bulk of the icon types that the Black Pteri uses. (You can check out it's weapons in the above link, click on them to see their stats). Double Dryer reflects 50% Air and has roughly a 1/100 percent chance of permanently Breaking. Ultra Dark Reflectorb, reflects 50% of Darkness, and ALSO has a 1/100 percent chance of permanently breaking. Both are fairly inexpensive. While scanning the posts, I noticed Duma brought up the Earthen Scorchstone. It really is a good little defensive item. I've used one when I was battling, heck maybe even against the Dark Pteri, I really can't recall at the moment. LOL But if, say, you get in a bit of trouble and think you might lose, and your Downsize! has been used. If you pair one of those reflectors WITH the Earthen Scorchstone, plus whatever Faerie Ability you have available, you should be able to do some damage while you defend yourself. I haven't tried this in the new BD. But if you select a reflector for the first slot, and an Earthen Scorchstone in the Second, I am not sure, but perhaps the Reflector will activate first, and the Earthen Scorchstone will help protect you from some damage from whatever the reflector doesn't reflect back, since it is simply a blocker. It's worth a shot. 😉 Oh, and all 3 of those items I mentioned are under 1,000np on the Shop Wiz. Feel free to play around and experiment with different weapon combos. The 50% reflectors at the Defense Magic Shop in the Neopian Bazaar, ALL have the same conditions, they have a slight chance of permanently breaking. Also, you may only equip one of each type at a time. (So a Double Dryer and Ultra Dark Reflectorb can be equipped at the same time, but not 2 Double Dryers, that kind of thing.) When you're battling on a budget, it's good to familiarize yourself with different equipment and you might just be surprised at how helpful some items, even really low-stat items can be. The 50% reflectors literally helped me eek out victories on a number of occasions in my battling career. Tekkitu the Witch Doctor, Commander Garoo, etc. I'll check back later today to see if you have any more questions. And if you haven't beaten the Black Pteri, I'll see if I can provide some more ideas. Later!
  9. Aquamentis12

    Scroll of Freezing gone?

    Hi @LekkerLekker89, unfortunately yes, some battledome items are fragile and some are single-use. Fragile meaning they break permanently. Semi-Fragile means they can break when used, but this is not permanent and that item will be back for the next battle. I've copied the quoted text below from our "Introduction to the Battleodome" article, under Weapon Reliability. In our Battlepedia, we mark off the reliability if it is known using these terms. If there is a specific opponent you'd like to battle, or you're looking for some upgrades to your current set, please post either here or make a thread in the Battledome forum here. https://www.tdnforums.com/forum/72-battledome-battlepedia-chat/ And I can try to help you out. I'll need to know your current set plus any "decent" pieces of equipment you have that you might use to switch out when you change opponents. What your NP budget for upgrading your set is. And of course, if you want to battle a specific opponent, which opponent you'd like to battle against. I'm pretty good at "budget battling". I've had a LOT of personal experience with it. 😉 However, it's late where I am, so I need to call it a night. It might be a bit later, like maybe tomorrow evening before I can get on here to answer your questions. Sorry about that. But at least you'll have time to post the info I'd need to help you out. Have a good one. 🙂
  10. Aquamentis12

    Neoquest 3D... wut?!

    Haven't played in ages! I'd completely forgotten about this! XD
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    Battledome questions

    I'm glad you're finding it all helpful! After all, that's what I'm here for, to help. lol Best of luck training all 5 of your battle pets! That will take a lot of time, effort, and training fees! It's really an incredible undertaking! Are you planning on training them ALL to the max? Or are you going to train them to different tiers battle in... Oh what do they call it... leagues? I've never participated in guild or battle leagues, I've heard only that they exist. But I know they have different rules for, levels, stats, and equipment value/cost limitations. If you enjoy battling and like 2p battling, you might look into them, perhaps on the Neoboards? You're welcome! If you're having trouble with a specific opponent and are on a budget, chances are I can figure out some set changes. But with as much as you battle, you probably have a strong knowledge of the various equipment out there. 😉 lol A couple of times a day? Wow! Aside from the 15 items from the BD per day, you must do a wicked amount of stuff on the site to fill up your inventory that much! Happy battling!
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    Battledome questions

    Ah! An item hunter! I used to do Jelly Chia quite a lot. But now the book and stamps he can provide have dropped in price so much, I don't usually battle him anymore. For testing weapons, I've been battling Shadow Usul lately. That dome has a lot of low-price food-drops, but there is a book and a plushie exclusive to Shadow Usul, plus I might get lucky and obtain a Chocolate Ice Cream, which from the day I started playing to today, I don't understand why it sells for so much more than most of the other ice creams that are about the same rarity as it is. Level 500 is only for the last of the Faerie Abilities. My pet's level is 1171. You just keep training. Since the boosts end at 750 stat points, some people switch to only training Level and Endurance. HP can be trained to 3x the level, and unless TNT adds more boost multipliers, the primary way to beat those with an OBSCENE amount of HP, is to increase your own HP and weaponry. Now, I continue to keep a balanced training practice for my peophin, even though it means nothing. I do it JUST IN CASE TNT ever adds more boosts for us players. But because of my stats, I'm only casually training right now. My battle set is pretty much just intermediate, maybe even on the lower side of intermediate, but I know my set and pet well enough to be ready for battle if we have a plot with battling in it. My pet is way more durable than he was at the end of the Obelisk War. 😉 Hmmm... the Strongest opponent I've defeated? That's a good question. I haven't done a lot of battling lately other than weapon testing and for the Obelisk Skirmishes. Hmmm... I can't really tell. According to the BD BETA records, Ryushu the Nimmo at difficulty 250, but that doesn't make sense, because I go after Plumbeard, Tekkitu, Shadow Usul, Giant Space Fungus and some others on Mighty Difficulty, and their difficulty rating rises much higher than a measly 250! Maybe the difficulty shows the difficulty of only the first battle? Not sure. In a sense, it's UNfortunate that I completed ALL the DoN quests before the OLD BD was taken down. Because those records aren't accessible right now. So those were probably the hardest WINNABLE battles I've done. I'm not counting Envy, the boss for Order of the Red Erisim from the Obelisk Plot. About 400 losses. lol But I did pretty well against him as far as turns-survived per battle considering my pet's stats back then! LOL So, I don't really know the strongest opponent on mighty Difficulty I've beaten in the new BD. Just that in the Old BD I had 2343 battles, but in the new BD I've battled almost 28,000 battles. Plus a much higher win-ratio than in the old BD. lol I don't battle all the time for items, not daily anyway. Mostly before doing Obelisk Skirmish battles. My inventory fills up quickly just doing the dailies and some other on-site things I do daily. If I battled daily then I'd really get a crammed inventory. lol
  13. Aquamentis12

    Battledome questions

    @Granny63020 WOW! You must really like battling to have taken on so many challengers! It's always great to hear about people enjoying the BD! TBH it sounds like it's a good bet that you battle more than I do these days. If you get Reflect, I am certain you will not regret it. When you get to the last tier, level 500, it really is up to preference as to which icons might best augment your battle set, or if you change abilities frequently, you can hop around. I chose Summon Monoceraptor because Fire is a bit harder to block, though in 1p it doesn't matter too much. All the level 500 abilities are once per day too. Happy battling!
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    Battledome questions

    Choose Reflect. 😉 Adrenaline gives you a bit of an attack boost, but not really much, and it can only be used once per battle. Rally Cry does some damage too, and MAY do Damage over Time, commonly referred to as "DoT", but only that it MAY, not that it will. Reflect. like these other abilities, it's once per battle. HOWEVER, when your opponent attacks you, and you happen to use Reflect, you will take only 33.4% damage while the remaining 66.6% of the attack will bounce back and hit the opponent. VERY useful when timed right. I use this now and then and it's really effective. It's effectiveness doesn't vary, but that's fine. 😉 If you are at level 400, then you should have access to Lens Flare and Warlock's Rage. So chances are that you might not even need the level 400 tier until there is some plot with an EPIC boss-fight. Unless you want to tackle some really powerful 1p opponents on MIGHTY difficulty. 😉 Happy battling.
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    Battledome questions

    You're very welcome! I'm glad you find it to be "great info". It took a while to type out. lol But it's been awhile since I last had an open-ended set of questions to answer. 😉 Sure, I only listed the NC options in case you or other readers were not already aware of them. The two NC cookies I spoke of, I do believe both had their duration extended, I know the Faerie Quest Fortune Cookie used to only last 7 days, instead of the now 9 days. I THINK the Training Fortune Cookie started out as only 3 days before being bumped to 5 days. So if you went with the Faerie Quest Fortune Cookie, $5 of NC would get you 45 days of 1 Random Faerie Quest each day. Of course, you need to go to the Faerie Quest building in Faerie City to accept the quests, and of course, return once you have the item. 😉 I may have been! It's a surprisingly good bomb and I think was the last nail in the coffin of the Honey Potion (From Illusen's Quests), due to it's release and potential power. OH! So it was just healing Malum? I blew a LOT of NP on potions and extra potions when it seemed like, despite the count, that there were still pages with purple haze on them. Managed to clear them all up last-minute. I don't know how many potions I used throughout the event, but I bet it was close to that hundred-marker. Oh well, as fun as it would've been to get, I already had a better healer. Still... I do like rare and odd BD equipment. 😕 One other thing I forgot to mention. I like to keep the "extra" weapon slots open to change up my defense and sometimes my offense depending on which opponent I face. You can put single-use items, or other weaponry, defensive gear, etc in there so you're ready for whatever battle you decide to take on. When I look to challenge a 1p opponent I haven't faced before, or at a different difficulty, I look at their profiles http://www.thedailyneopets.com/battledome/secret-challengers/ Then I start looking at what defense items would help best. I also like to employ Reflectors, especially against the harder adversaries. It was one of my keys to victory when my pet was still very under-powered. lol The 50% reflectors can be useful, provided they last a couple or more turns before they break for good. Still, against foes like Tekkitu, Garoo, Space Faerie, and others back in the olde Battledome. They were very much a key to my (eventual) victories. LOL Although, if you want a 50% Light Reflector, ignore Dual Battle Mirror and go for Expert Lens. They do the same thing, but Expert Lens doesn't break, ever, and last I checked it was very cheap. I'm not aware of cheap non-breaking replacements for the other 50% Reflectors at this time. Oh, and don't worry about a stealing item at this time. Last I checked, stealing was still not working in the BD. Though, your movement isn't high enough to use one of the best stealers, the Heavy Robe of Thievery yet anyway. (Requires a movement stat of 201). I doubt TNT will fix Stealing anytime soon. It just seems like a minor issue to me that they'd probably focus elsewhere first. Though it can be fun if the item you swipe is a good one! 😉 Good luck!
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