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  1. Hey Jellysundae, remember that if you don't like the ability you've chosen, you can switch that to a different ability (in the same level tier) for half of the blessings of your first ability in the tier. As an example, say the first ability of a hypothetical tier is 10 blessings, after that all the abilities in that tier will become 5 blessings to switch to. So changing blessings is cheaper than the initial first blessing of any tier. I still personally prefer the original faerie ability system, but oh well. LOL ;) For my level 100 ability, I went with Shroud. Though I haven't tried to use it in forever. At the time, Burrow was reportedly not working, so I chose Shroud, only to find out it didn't seem to be doing anything either. lol Burrow would probably be your best bet for level 100. I only picked Shroud because I thought TNT would get the abilities fixed sooner than they have. And thinking that blocking some fire would've been useful. lol. If you have more questions about battling, feel free to ask. You've gotten a lot of good advice so far in the replies for this post. And TDN's Battlepedia has a lot of great info. http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com The articles section has some good helpful guides for those starting out in their battling career too. http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com/index.php/articles/index/ Best of luck, happy battling!
  2. @hrivenWell THANK YOU! I've still got a LONG way to go. In art and animation. I'm nowhere near Pro-level, and I've still got a lot of improvement to do compared to some people I'm acquainted with who also create animations. I'm definitely one of my own harshest critics. Always trying to improve. It'd be nice to have a mentor or something that could teach me more about art and animation as I've had no formal training in either. lol (I think it kinda shows. LOL) And since there's a reply here now (thanks again) I can do another post with some stuff I've worked on in the last year. This is a background a friend requested for a project of their's. I only had about 2 weeks to do it. Though I didn't find out when it was due until about 5 days before the due date from the friend. LOL I had been out of the groove for BGs by this time, but it still turned out fairly well. Creating the store fronts AND filling them was really a pain, and a challenge. lol This next pic, an animation test, is for a new music video I started for my Youtube Channel. It's STILL only in the pencil test phase right now. Got a wee bit out of ideas, or needing to learn and practice more before I can do more parts for that vid. ;) Come to think of it, I think I added a couple more frames after I had uploaded this test. Oh well. LOL Ok, and LAST pic I'll share in this post. While I'm kinda stuck on the music vid for the above animation test, I started some scenery for another vid. It's a sunny day in olde Downtown Dublin. lol No characters inserted into THIS scene, I wanted to just show the BG for now. But I've got the characters for this scene mostly designed and colors are on my mind. I did this one very recently. I'm currently trying to learn more about a free program called OpenToonz. https://opentoonz.github.io/e/index.html A POWERFUL program that is now free and open source. Toonz Harlequin would be it's pay version. Anyway, it can also convert Raster pics to Vector! I'm not very familiar with Vector, and the program has some odd layouts, names for tools and terms. So it's taking much longer than I'd prefer to learn and experiment. But hey, can't beat the price. ;) I don't have an Easter pic for this year, but Happy Easter to anyone, and everyone, who celebrates it!
  3. Ah, I see you started a thread for requests! That's cool, and I'm sure a nice way to practice! Hmmmmmm I MIGHT have an original character or two to request, but I would need to look for references first, and see if I have anything more than text for them or if I had some sketches as well for visual reference. :) Best of luck with your practicing, I hope you get some interesting requests!
  4. Cool, feel free to comment on my attempts at art and animation with your thoughts and any feedback you might have. The main reason I haven't updated it in so long is because of the no double-posting rule we have here. LOL Instead of double-posting, the rules require an edit of a person's last post if there is no reply post from someone else after it. Not double-posting also means less work for the forum moderators. So they don't have to combine multiple posts and explain why they were being combined. Awwww man! Sorry to hear you got silenced on the Neoboards. I don't use the neoboards a lot for regular chatting, so I'm not sure why a free art sharing thread would get you silenced. But it would be nice if TNT would explain in such cases as to why something was not allowed. It MIGHT be that you are not supposed to link to offsite links. Such as a photo/pic storage and display site like photobucket. Oh well, here at TDN's art gallery forum, it's ok to have you own thread and update it. Just avoid the double-posting and follow the rest of the other regular forum rules and you should be good to go! :) (If I'm forgetting any rules specific to the Art Forum here, could a mod correct me.) lol You're welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here at TDN!
  5. You're welcome! For me, I have trouble adjusting to having a drawing surface that's smaller than a standard sheet of paper. I try to sketch often in a sketchbook, but I still need a lot of practice with the tablet, or without the tablet, for that matter. LOL As evident by some examples of my attempts on my "Art and Animations" topic in the Art forum here. I've still got a LOT to learn. ;) Anyway, shaking the rust off when you haven't drawn or used a particular medium in awhile can definitely be frustrating. I'm sure you'll get back to where you want to be with your tablet. :) Good luck getting that rust off of your tablet skills. ;) I'd definitely like to see more of your work, so I hope you'll update here when you can. :)
  6. I'm a little curious about the name-choice for the Cursed Elixir of Neovia. Given what it does, wouldn't something more positive make more sense? 2 icons attack AND heals 40hp (probably once per battle)? Sounds like a pretty nice blessing instead of a curse. ;) lol It's pretty cool that they released some decent equipment for the DD this year! Water Powered Pistol looks really useful. Since I don't think Fire defense has been very common. But especially with such a powerful attack. Maybe the AC this year will have a decent weapon or two. XD
  7. They say that the best artists, are their own harshest critics. ;) Your works are really nice, even your tablet Shoyru looks really good! I'm trying to learn/get used to a small tablet i have, but I haven't worked on that much lately. lol ^^; Keep up the good practicing! You'll knock that rust off of your tablet-drawing ability hopefully in short order.
  8. Here you go, I searched for "Neopets The Darkest Faerie" and according to Wikipedia. This is the Official website. http://www.neopets.com/thedarkestfaerie/index.phtml I'm glad to see Jumpstart left it up. Darkest Faerie was the first PS2 game I beat. It was fun enough, it was tricky finding/solving some of the quests and a certain puzzle room in, I believe it was the final chapter.. to keep things rather interesting, but the bugs where it would freeze and you'd have to reset and start from your last save got to be tiresome. lol Still, a very decent game! Luckily, there are sites like Youtube and Gamefaqs (among other gaming help sites) that have good information for getting through it. :) I wouldn't mind seeing a remaster of it someday for a modern console, whatever modern consoles might exist IF that ever happens. lol A remaster would be cool because maybe they could fix those glitches. ;) I did like the animation in the game, it was for the most part, very fluid and smooth. :)
  9. Great Advice HrtBrk! I managed to beat Chadley's score thanks to it!
  10. Wow, what a lead-up to your main question! LOL So there's this article that was submitted by a TDNer to the Neopian Times that I do believe will answer your questions on Defense. I'll try to answer that later as I'm fighting the urge to sleep (it's early morning here right now). That being said I think your math is probably right. I'll check it later today. In the meantime, this terrific article should help. http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=555848&week=611 Secondly, I think you might find TDN's damage calculator useful. You don't have to look up the boosts/multipliers then. http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com/index.php/site/damagecalculator/ Though TDN'S BP does have the list here. http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com/index.php/articles/viewarticle/battle-strength-defense-boosts/ It's also in that Neopian Times article I linked you to with the first link. As for your MAIN question, it's a really GOOD one. I don't personally know. I was wondering the same thing awhile back. Right now the boosts for Pets, maxes out at 750, which gives it a multiplier of 16 x # of Icons int he attack or defended. It doesn't make sense to give the 1p opponents a massive advantage that keeps them from being beaten. For example, the Space Faerie. She's tricky at 450, her lowest difficulty level, but if you go Medium or Hard difficulties with her. It's like tackling a boss from a war plot. (To look at the collected stats in TDN's BP profile of her) that's what I've determined anyway. Long story short, I don't think anyone other than TNT knows exactly how damage is calculated for opponents with such HIGH difficulty settings. TNT's view on things with the BD, historically have been that even if the 1p opponents have an advantage we players can't do in battle, such as multi-using once per battle or once per day items or abilities. It's up to us to get creative to deal with whatever the 1p opponents dish out. It's not really FAIR in that sense, but it does make for a more interesting challenge. As for Vira, looking at her profile... http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com/index.php/oneplayer/viewprofile/106/ If you're really uncertain if you want to try her on Medium. You could get some equipment that will help specifically with her weaknesses. Both attacking and Defense. In this way, you can hedge your bets a bit. Downsize! Is an excellent if you don't already have it, blocks 50% of all damage once per battle. http://battlepedia.thedailyneopets.com/index.php/weapon/viewweap/273/ It seems to me like it'd be useful for testing your jubjub against Vira. If you need some set building advice. I'd be happy to help. Oh yeah, looks like your JubJub is just a couple of Strength points away from the 85 - Boost/Multiplier. It would definitely be helpful to get that before trying Vira on Medium. *yawn* Ok, I'm gotta call it a night/morning. Try to get a couple hours of shut-eye. I'll check back later though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help right now.
  11. Awww man! Those 12-hour fasts are BRUTAL. :( Best of luck! I hope they use a small needle, like a butterfly needle! And that the nurse doing the blood draw has a good "sticking" technique! My advice when dealing with a 12 hour fast (I'm assuming your's is 12 hours because that's all I've ever experienced). Eat during the last hour before you have to start fasting, as long as it lands within what your doc orders you to do. And then try to sleep shortly thereafter. I tend to not wake-up hungry if I have something to keep my stomach rumblings at bay before bed, and try to make myself sleep. But yeah, fasting just kinda blows in general. Even though it's for accuracy of the blood test. Also, maybe pack something small but tasty in a purse or pocket for AFTER the blood-draw appointment is over. Like a granola bar or some such thing. That way you'll have something to take the edge off of your hunger until you can fix a proper meal for yourself. Or if you're married, your spouse can fix the meal while you rest. ;) Even chewing a piece of gum can help after the blood-draw. Anyway, you may already have something you do for Blood-Draws, but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents in hopes it might give you some possibly new ideas. ;) Best of luck! I hope your tests come back with the best possible results!
  12. I've got a LOT of experience with bullying and cyberbullying. Being on the receiving end that is. One group of twits, actually used to stalk me online. posting links to an old blog I had and directing it's members to go after me. Geocities, where their site was, refused to do anything. But that was before cyberbullying laws. Though by the time those laws started to exist their little "church" had disbanded. Yeah, they actually set themselves up as some kind of "church". Really ticked me off, especially since their leader's character was the one it was set up to "worship". Which, if you ask me, is pretty darn PATHETIC. Anyway, reporting is the best, and it's sad but probably a good thing your friend quit that community you were both in. It stinks because it ruins the fun for both of you, since you can't be on the site together. But something else you might be able to do, is to look up cyberbullying laws whereever it's still coming from. As there may be some LEGAL actions she can take. The internet, while an awesome thing, has it's darker side, and that includes the feeling of anonymity that allows cowards like the bullies, to pull off their bullying without having to reveal whom they are. At least bullies IRL have to face you directly. Whereas the net allows people to be jerks without giving the victim a chance to face them down. I'd say, she should block ANYONE still trying to message her to bully. If she knows them IRL, I'd look into local laws that she could go to the authorities about. REALLY give THEM a scare when their parents get called, or whatever their procedure is. And if they are bullying via e-mail, or social media. Report to the medium they are using. If it's Facebook, report it to FB, likewise with Twitter and other companies where it happens. They can lose their accounts, maybe even permanently. Your friend should try to stay strong, and not believe anything they say. They don't know her, and they're just getting their sick "kicks" from thinking they are hurting her. So, if she doesn't show the pain, and can battle back they can't get off on their twisted games. Nobody should HAVE to deal with this garbage, or garbage like bullies. It's bad enough bullying is often something learned, but it really sucks that dealing with bullies is a skillset that is harder to learn. Because most people start off nice and they don't expect most, or any people to be such jerks. So victims of bullying are usually blindsided and don't know what to do. IRL I was the type to keep getting up, no matter how often I was knocked down. You never give up, you can be hurt, have tears streaming down your face, but you don't give up, you never give them THAT satisfaction. Bullies react to any perceived weakness. If your friend has a strategy as to how to deal with them and can stay strong, at least seeming online. She should be able to outlast them. It's definitely an endurance thing. Also, you mentioned she sings covers. That's pretty awesome. It takes a lot of GUTS to post yourself singing, especially publicly. Tell your friend that if she's strong enough to do that, she's strong enough to deal with those jerks. She may just need to figure out a different way than how she has been dealing with them. You're clearly a good friend, sticking by and trying to help your friend out. Encourage her, empower her, and be there for her. Since you two are in different countries, it's about all you can do from afar. I know it sucks not being able to hug your friend, and tell her "It's alright" in person. I hope something of this post is useful. Best of luck to you and your friend.
  13. Way to go on the fix! Nice sword graphic too! XD For a sec I thought there was a new sword in the game. LOL Silly me for scrolling so fast. ^^;
  14. LOL Vilela, that is the PERFECT animated gif to sum up the election choices! LOL
  15. Yes, "civility" is a necessary component that is ALL TOO LACKING right now as far as politics goes. I think what everyone needs to do, take a break from the politics. Take a deep breath, and just sit in the quiet for a bit. There is just too much out there regarding politicians from BOTH sides that is more than likely simply not true. But people react and post things online, or on TV news with less fact-checking than they used to. I've seen it on both sides, and I too, am sick of it. This will be the 6th President in my lifetime. One thing I've learned so far, is that things ebb and flow, like the ocean. Especially when in politics if one party goes farther to the left OR the right, then a swell is created that will eventually turn the tide and flow back to the other side. Besides, if he.. forgive the pun, bombs, he'll be a one-term president. If he REALLY messes up, *shrugs* who knows, maybe less than 4 years. Also, in a couple of years, there are many house and senate seats that will be in play. Whether you agree or disagree, I'd say if you want your voices heard, and this is what former President Obama said to the Republicans, 'If you want a say in laws, win an election', just before the 2010 election cycle I do believe. I had to paraphrase because I don't recall the exact wording after nearly 7 years. Right now though, I think we have to hope he has some success at least. Why? Because if he can succeed with his economic strategy, supposedly there should be more jobs and such. I'd say, give him 6-12 months, see what he actually DOES and what ACTUALLY happens. The president is sworn to uphold the laws, he cannot write laws, nor is he supposed to pick and choose which laws to enforce. Who knows? If his ideas work, perhaps our national credit rating will go back up to the top quality. For those who may not recall, the nation credit rating was slashed down a level by Moody's, and some other global rating whatever during President Obama's first term. First time ever, to my knowledge. Anyway, yeah, try not to freak out too badly. If it helps, Trump has been a Democrat much longer than a Republican. Not sure if his kids are still Dems or if they finally got to changing their party officially. (Which is why they couldn't vote for their dad in the primary.) Also, it sounds like his daughter Ivanka, is pushing for better maternity-leave, mental health-care etc. IF, as some speculate, she gets an office in the White House, she'll probably continue to push for such things. Which is indeed sorely needed. My point is, they're pretty much all Dems I think, just maybe not on their voter IDs (figuratively speaking). Anyway, right now, I'm staying mostly off of social media, and trying to limit my News-watching. I've seen too much HATE and Demonizing each of other, long-time friends are even getting torn apart, it's all VERY sad. :( So, I'm trying to avoid it. If I DO happen to see something that gets my ire up, it's hard NOT to step in, especially if the post is just Bullplop hatred of someone toward whichever side they don't like. Frankly, thanks to instant media, I think it's probably the closest this nation has been to an all out national BATTLE since before the Civil War began. Tensions, and blind accusations just seem THAT bad to me. Like or dislike what happened, we're ALL Americans and I firmly believe that we'll get through this in the end. This will may/probably be my only post on this subject. I enjoy a good debate, but I get MORE than enough of that IRL, seeing as how my views differ from a number of my friends. lol I don't even know HOW that happened, except that I try hard to look beyond the differences, especially if I didn't KNOW they were of any political persuasion beforehand. Gotta try to find the good in people, you know? ;) Well Firaplays, I know you're worried, I wish I knew what to say to help you stave off the anxiety and dread you feel. But hey, our nation has survived worse, right? We can get through this too. I try to remain optimistic. And finding little things to laugh about, that can help too, or at least it helps me. ;) Take care. :)