zazzle’s neopets site has so much potential you guys
this hat is 500% worth its eighteen dollar price tag
I was waiting so her birthday would be on the Chocolate Ball! <3 she gonna be a sweetheart
Actual photo of habitarium after the move to jumpstart
(Source - Hindustan Times and Acchikhabre via Logical Indian)
I am not sure why I even did this but now I can’t play because I am too lazy to move the clover patches
RIP my clover filled habitarium
this look like what habi will look like after they shut the game down. overgrown and abandoned. a shell of the bustling commercial center it once was
I really wonder if you guys realize “TNT” is not the “TNT” it was when adam and donna were there, and it is not exactly going to be the viacom “TNT” when we go to jumpstart.
Basically, the rule makers get changed when we go to different companies.
Please do remember that if you see something that contradicts any previous editorials or “rules” it is not because TNT “gave in” or had a “change of heart” to give into popular demands, it is because the rule makers changed.
Remember that the current neopets is NOT what Adam and Donna wanted, and then you have no reason to suspect that Jumpstart is going to be anywhere what viacom wanted. I know it says they’re working together, but they ultimately are transitioning over, completely as soon as they are able to.
Hopefully jumpstart TNT will see us as more than profit, but don’t forget that is a company and it will protect its bottom line well before it protects what you want neopets to be.
I like to think of TNT as being the staff that ‘runs’ the site rather than ‘owns’ it personally… anyway the staff doesn’t completely change every transition right? the content department takes care of most of the content-specific stuff which I think includes site events, items (wearables as well, although NC might be different), site features like the BD, pet colours, characters, neopian canon etc. And we’re pretty certain that a lot of the original staff from the content dept. are still the same through the transitions. While the ‘overseers’ of this dept obviously change with the company that owns them, I’m pretty sure the actual company doesn’t do a lot of decision making in terms of site content, because it would have to be handled by people who know the site and what’s popular, etc. So for example, in 2006 Viacom bought neo and added NC and asked TNT to make wearables for the new NC Mall. TNT makes the clothes, draws them on, decides which species gets what, decides what’s popular etc. So for user issues like ‘more male/baby/mutant wearables’, it’s still the ‘content dept’ calling the shots, not Viacom. And when Jumpstart bought neo, (unless they fire everyone and hire new people or something) the content dept remains the same, and these issues are once again in the hands of th same people. See what I mean? Ownership of the site changing doesn’t necessarily mean a staff change. Basically, the people who make the stuff that ends up on our screens are pretty much the same. although if the ‘people above them’ tell them to do something, they will have to, so if Viacom/Jumpstart said ‘more gothic clothes’ the content dept would make more gothic clothes.
that being said, there’s really no logic in expecting TNT to see us as anything other than customers, because that’s what we are. Revenue will always be the priority, but at the same time they will have to modify their product to suit the majority’s tastes as much as possible. With Jumpstart (from what I understand) they are trying to have more of a hand in the content and administration of the site than the previous owners, so we might actually see more changes. But no, I think the ‘TNT’ that matters is still pretty much the same (aside from the usual firing and hiring that takes place in every company)
I feel like you misunderstood my original point. I know the entire staff doesn’t change out, that would be ridiculous. Actual content? Of course I would think a department handles them.
I was completely talking about executive decisions. The choice to add the NC mall, habitarium, trading, the new pound, etc. I was mainly stating it as a reminder that when you see rule changes, that is the new company. When you see new features or old features taken away, that is the new company. A lot of people think the staff itself or “team” has a bit of say in it, but… like i said before…. it is all the company.
I.e., asking “TNT please change this!” or “TNT I want this!” but when we use your definition for “TNT” as the actual staff, they should really be saying “Jumpstart” or “Viacom” instead. I was pointing out that the TNT that has the final say, that is the one that matters and makes the changes…. are the company owners.
Yes I understand what you mean… basically it’s ‘don’t expect the content dept to make the changes you want, ask Viacom’ but that’s what I disagree with. I don’t think the minor decisions are made by Viacom/Jumpstart. Yes they command them to ‘make the NC mall’ or habitarium, but when users ask tnt to change a feature in the habi, it will be the content team doing the fixing. We can’t pinpoint exactly how the site is run, but I highly doubt the staff at Viacom sit down and tell TNT to draw more purple wigs.
At the same time, I also think the fandom has always attributed the changes to Viacom. People always blame Viacom for the conversion and customization, not TNT. But minor things like ‘that plot had no females!’ are blamed on TNT.
I guess it depends on what kind of changes you’re talking about. For example, clothes in the NC mall is probably decided by their actual demand and the number of people making requests (because they know what will be popular through these). Like I said if a bunch of people asked for ‘more mutant items’ then it should be up to the content dept to make that decision. Something like ‘Please get rid of the NC Mall’ or ‘we want less ads’ or ‘we want a new merchandise line’ would probably go to Viacom, because those are decisions affecting the company, not just the site.
And in the end, I don’t want to comment on Jumpstart at all because as far as the communication we’ve been getting goes, they’re going to do things differently and work more closely with TNT.
We also have to consider that in the case of Viacom, I don’t even think TNT moved from their existing office (can someone correct me on this?) so they probably didn’t even uproot and move to some Viacom office building. The ownership of the site went to viacom and they came up with big decisions like actually charging money for content and said ‘how do we charge them? clothes?’ and after that, it was probably TNT, ie the content, art and programming dept that worked to make the NC mall what it is. This is of course just my interpretation of how the decision making went in Viacom because like i said we can’t pinpoint exactly how the company and site are connected.
Pshh I haven’t mastered it myself, I’m just squeezing as much money as i can from it! I got to level 50 just last week, so I get purple gems for every 1000 xp I earn. 1 purple gem = 500 NP. So basically 2 xp = 1 NP
Nesters can harvest as well as incubate eggs, so workers are not needed. I keep a few soldiers to fight invaders. I hatched 4 soldiers, 5 workers (just in case) and 37 nesters. When I can leave the habi window open, I make the workers + nesters harvest full time, and that earns a lot of XP which gives me a lot of purple gems (closing the window earns you very little xp and makes your p3s tire very quickly). When I have to shut down, I put the nesters in nests so they can incubate while I’m away. They give 37 eggs per shift, and 5 eggs = 1 purple gem (so 1 egg = 100 NP) so even when they’re sleeping they’re useful.
If you’re not at level 50 yet, it’s harder because you don’t earn NP constantly. But you earn some money whenever you level up, and for that once again you have to make xp. To level up quickly, once again the best way to earn XP is make your nesters do the harvesting and incubating. Just make sure to keep enough eggs in case your p3s die! That’s all really, just ask me if you need more specific help!