Nielo

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Nielo last won the day on January 13

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  1. Oh, I thought it was just me! I've only recently started doing the Coincidence daily again, and had been wondering if this was how it's always been and I'd just forgotten. XD Up until today, I had enough of each item in my SDB to complete the quests, but after running out of evil snowballs today, I didn't even bother looking for them on the shop wizard. Too much trouble for little to no reward.
  2. Is there a way to change the time zone on these (new) forums? I found a link on how to do it on the old version of the forums, but that (obviously) no longer works. (Mostly I don't mind that I'm in a completely different time zone, but I tried to like a post earlier, and it told me I'd already liked 5 posts that day, even though I'd only just come online (in the afternoon my time (CET)). On a related note, is only being able to like 5 posts a day a new thing? Is it related to the fact that there's a leaderboard now? Because I sometimes like a post in lieu of responding to it (when I know I won't have a response that'd be at least 7 words anyway), and apparently I do this more often than I thought. XD)
  3. I was just about to say that it could easily be a kind of "hand in all your weapons to make Neopia a safer place" kind of CC next time. ;) I always hoard everything. Personally, I don't mind my SDB being full, since it's all so neatly organised anyway (I mean, it only lists how many copies of an item you own, it's not like they're all listed separately), and there doesn't seem to be a limit to how much stuff you can carry. It's easy to search too. I wish my actual closet/desk/house was this organised/would make it as easy to store tons of stuff and find it again just as easily.
  4. I agree with what deboratibi said. Both making fun of yourself and completely ignoring the bullies are good strategies. Bullies (somehow) get satisfaction out of rattling someone. I'd never actually heard of vk (despite being European myself, but it looks like it's a Russian site, and is mostly popular in Eastern Europe), so there's not much I can say about it, but if they don't even enforce their anti-bullying policy, it might not be the best place to hang out. The problem with posting stuff to YouTube, is that you're pretty much handing your videos to the world, and there's not much you can do to stop people from using them. Not having your videos stolen/used is difficult for even professional artists/networks. She could try setting her YouTube account/videos to private (I think that's still a thing? I haven't really posted any videos in... a long time), but if she's posting her videos I'm assuming she wants other people to see them, so that might not be the best option. I think one of the best things, but also one of the most difficult things, for her to do, would be to completely ignore everything the bullies do. Whether it's stealing her videos, posting her pictures somewhere, making fun of her, or messaging her directly. The bullies want to know they're affecting her. Not giving them that satisfaction might make them get bored with her as a target. Again, this would probably be really difficult for her, because not responding to people who post your pictures to actual bullying pages (I hate that that's even a thing) is going to be hard, stressful and take up a lot of energy. It's also important to limit the bullies' access to personal information. She should try (if she hasn't already done so) to try to keep her email address/other personal information private. Maybe (both of) you could try to find a different online community, one that wouldn't make fun of her and steal her videos. This would probably take some time (you'd want to spend some time with the community first, to see what they're like), but finding a place where the people are supportive, instead of bullies, might help (re-)build her confidence.
  5. Does she know the people who bully her personally? Or are they people she only communicates with online? It might be more difficult/complicated if the bullying is done by people she knows in RL. Depending on which site/platform it happens on, perhaps she could block the offending accounts, and if it happens on a forum/online community, she could involve the administrators/moderators. I guess a lot of it depends on the situation. While I'm a firm believer of punishing the bullies, not the victim, if there's no clear solution, she could always try to leave the site/community where the bullying happens. Again, it depends on the situation, but it would obviously be better if the bullies were banned from getting in touch with her. As for what you can do, I think it's mostly important to just support her, and remind her that not all people online are ignorant, cruel bullies. Send her kind/funny messages at random times. Remind her that's she's awesome, and to ignore the idiots that tell her otherwise.
  6. According to SunnyNeo: "If you remove the petpet from your pet, the petpetpet will vanish. " But it's hard to be a 100% certain. I've looked around a bit, but there doesn't seem to be much (detailed) information on this. Neopets' own link to a FAQ about this topic, leads to the generic help page; the question itself seems to be gone. Perhaps the people involved in the Mootix lending chain will have a better, more definitive answer.
  7. I know I'm going slightly off topic here, but I had no idea wine gums were named after actual wine (although googling the history, there appear to be different versions of the origin story). They're a very popular candy in Holland as well, but I'd never made the connection to actual wine (probably because they're also called 'wine gums' here, and as a kid I didn't know any English, so I never made the connection. Even now that I'm obviously familiar with the English language and the actual meaning of the word 'wine', the 'wine' in 'wine gums' will forever be only associated with candy for me. (Oh, and the alcoholic 'flavours' are actually only printed on the candies, they're not meant to represent the taste, I think? But I'm going to read up on this some more. :)) On topic: I think "discussing" simply means "mentioning" in this context. They even state "whether you are using them or know someone who does" in the message you posted the screenshot of. You mentioned drinking beer, and also mentioned that it has a relaxing effect on you. Regardless of wheter or not kids are aware alcohol exists (they probably are) and that it's often used by people to relax/party/whatever, mentioning/discussing it (in a positive light) might not be the best idea. (That isn't to say that I haven't rolled my eyes at the censors on Neopets though. I've had to abandon more than one message to my mom (and just email her instead) when Neopets took issue with one of the words, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out which one. (It doesn't help that my messages to my mom are in Dutch, and what might be a completely normal Dutch word, could get flagged by Neopets' censors.))
  8. That's definitely odd. I've noticed my Faerie Poogle's eyes occasionally change colour (from pink to blue, I think, but I never bothered to take a screenshot and I can't find a page where it's happening at the moment), but the change isn't nearly as obvious as it is in your Jubjub. (Which is probably why I hardly ever notice it and had forgotten all about it until I read your post.) However, I just remembered Dress to Impress gives you the option to look at all versions of a pet. I'd often noticed that there were usually two versions of each (2 happy males, 2 sad females, etc.) and always wondered why. I've tried both the Faerie Poogle and the Woodland Jubjub, and the change in their eyes is apparently a normal thing. Or, at least, normal enough for Dress to Impress to include both versions.
  9. Some more entries I considered sending in instead of the ones I did: Antagonistic Aishas: Shenkuu Style:
  10. Mine took a while to show up as well, but it did eventually. Everything's just kinda slow and glitchy. ;)
  11. At least it looks like I'm not the only one who hasn't received anything yet. XD Edit: Got the trophy. :) I'm guessing they're sending them out in waves? (Now let's just hope they'll somehow manage to fix that avatar glitch...) Edit 2: The NC doesn't seem to have made its way into my account just yet, but the NC mall won't open either, so I'm guessing something's kinda glitchy there too.
  12. I'm fairly certain it's random. The Balthazar Action Figure may not be worth much, but it's r93, so it's simply one of the prizes you can get for donating r90+ items. I've gotten worthless prizes for r90+ items (like the Purple Hasee Plushie, which might be r94, but is actually super common/cheap), but also some extremely valuable ones. I haven't been able to determine a pattern in the prizes when it comes to donating items of the same kind though. I think it all depends on the rarity - the rest is luck. So yeah, I'd try the other Casket Tables as well, but that's just me. If you prefer the NP you could make by selling them to risking another prize like the one you got before, you should go for that. :)
  13. Once you've got the hang of it, it's not that complicated. Provided you've got a bunch of things in your SDB you don't mind donating, you can just let Neopets do most of the work. Technically, you don't have to think much about the items and their rarity, since Neopets does all the work by only showing you the items that match in rarity when you click on the dropdown menus in the Charity Corner. Just don't try to donate any items marked as 'special'/with rarities over a 100. If you want more info on the items you can donate, JellyNeo has a (loooong) list of qualifying items.
  14. If you do want to sell them, now would probably be a good time, considering the Charity Corner is accepting items categorised as gift, so they're probably easier to sell right now. (Or you could just donate them to the Charity Corner yourself. If their rarity is high enough, the prizes can be pretty cool.)
  15. I don't know about resetting, but the TDN Altador Plot Guide helped me a lot when doing the plot a few years ago.