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by Kantark
14 May 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: New Features
Topic: Altador Cup 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

Altador Cup 2015

According to the last couple of days' New Features posts it looks like the Altador Cup 2015 is a thing that is actually going to happen, with signups starting in about 8 days. I'll admit I'm surprised and a little pensive about how it's going to pan out, but fair play to JS - if they can get this wo...
by Kantark
23 Apr 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: New Colours
Topic: Transparent and Water Kougra
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re: Transparent and Water Kougra

Water's really nice, the translucent blue effect looks almost jelly-like.

Transparent is okay, the teeny bit of tongue/mouth showing looks out of place on this one. I'm not an expert on feline anatomy - should its nasal cavity be up there?
by Kantark
18 Apr 2015 09:24 pm
Forum: New Colours
Topic: Woodland and Sketch Krawk
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Re: Woodland and Sketch Krawk

The outline on the Sketch Krawk is very odd... differing thickness and not antialiased. To me it looks like it's a pattern that's been cut out of a sheet of paper and placed on the page, it's actually quite a nice effect.

Woodland is well constructed but uninspiring.
by Kantark
22 Mar 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

Well, it's been a few days now and the last couple of new features updates seem to have improved massively - to the extent I'm not sure I'd be able to tell the style of the most recent (Chomby Day) from an older one if it weren't for the (temporary?) lack of Chomby colours and clothing. They've even...
by Kantark
14 Mar 2015 10:07 am
Forum: New Features
Topic: Scheduled Downtime
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Scheduled Downtime

Well needless to say it did come back up and this morning it's absolutely flying like a rocket! Did they fix it, or is it just because there are next-to-no users online at the moment?
by Kantark
14 Mar 2015 10:03 am
Forum: New Colours
Topic: Woodland and Eventide Scorchio
Replies: 10
Views: 4044

Re: Woodland and Eventide Scorchio

I'll admit I'm pleasantly surprised - I think these are both good. Admittedly I thought the Woodland was playing the part of 'tree in the middle of a paintball arena' but Keleri is right - they're spot on with the eucalyptus tree. Bit of a thick outline but nothing too drastic, othwerwise it's nicel...
by Kantark
12 Mar 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

I'm not sure I agree about the news writer but you're spot on with regard to the pet days. And the caps - that style is definitely going to take me a bit of getting used to.

But a big thumbs up for your Welsh myth knowledge :-)
by Kantark
12 Mar 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: New Features
Topic: Scheduled Downtime
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Scheduled Downtime

Presumably another small part of the tech team's larger solution was laying off most of the tech team. That's the second time they've used that 'you and your fellow Neopians' line - something about it seems a little ...off. That whole paragraph sounds a bit snarky - or am I being too oversensitive? ...
by Kantark
11 Mar 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

That's odd, my stocks are still working. Loading of any page to do with the stock market is slow, painful and occasionally hangs or falls over completely, but when I do get it to load everything is still where it should be.
by Kantark
10 Mar 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

Well, we have some new New Features, after a fashion. Basically Mr. Lord's statement from yesterday, a plug for the Facebook game ('our FIRST-EVER mobile game[hmmm]... 40 exiting[sic] levels of gameplay await!'), a couple of food items, and an explanation as to why 'User Look Ups' are not working (S...
by Kantark
10 Mar 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

Hi Daisy! (How can they make anything of any substance without the old staff to provide continuity in the story and essence of Neopets - the nods to previous events, in jokes and so on? Won't it all be just pretty pictures with no substance?) Yep... the site will carry on, but you've just watched it...
by Kantark
09 Mar 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

I've been shrinking my port for some time now, or at least trying to - the stock market script won't process more than about 10 transactions at a time without crashing out with things like 'You can't sell more of {stock} than is in this lot', or 'DB error. The Neopets team has been informed' I think...
by Kantark
09 Mar 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Gauging interest in Neopets talk

I posted on Jazzy's other thread first (the title to that one kinda caught my attention), was surprised it hadn't got more posts, then found this is where it's all happening. I wonder what that means for the site. For one, that's kinda screwed the Altador Cup staff tournament this year. It's really ...
by Kantark
08 Mar 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Layoffs at Neopets
Replies: 59
Views: 10431

Re: Layoffs at Neopets

Whoa, that doesn't bode well! Buggritt, just when I was getting close to 56k a day interest too. I won't call it the beginning of the end, because there've been lots of those over the years (Neopets sold by Viacom, 'You are not Prepared', departure of Adam and Donna, Neopets *bought* by Viacom... et...
by Kantark
04 Mar 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gauging interest in Neopets talk
Replies: 25
Views: 4544

Re: Gauging interest in Neopets talk

I think interest can wax and wane depending on other factors in life. Yes, even though I'm pretty disillusioned with it at the mo partly because of lag and not much new happening and partly because of busy-ness IRL, I can easily imagine getting interested again if some new site event or developemen...