Festival of Neggs 2012
The Festival of Neggs in 2012 began on 2 April 2012, and finished on 22 April. Kari the Negg Faerie hid special Neggs around Neopia and gave players clues as to where they could find them. She also hid mini plastic neggs in other locations that could be redeemed for a bonus prize.
Alongside the Negg hunt, Kari's assistant Zaira was researching a story about a powerful, mysterious Negg. The player had to solve a logic puzzle to find out where this Negg went. Part of the puzzle would return as the Mysterious Negg Cave daily from 28 August 2012.
Kari had hidden special patterned Neggs around Neopia. Each day, the player could find a new one by solving Kari's riddle. There were four Neggs of each of four different types of patterns, making sixteen Neggs to collect in total. The player didn't have to find the Negg on the day it was released, although the player received bonus prizes if they did.
The riddles would direct a player to a world, but not a specific page. They had to explore that world until they found the Negg.
When the player returned with all four Neggs of a certain pattern, they could choose one of four prizes.
Additionally, each day there were ten mini plastic Neggs hidden around the site. If they player found all ten of these, they could receive a bonus prizes. The player had to find all ten in one day - they couldn't turn in less than ten for a prize, and the next day, different mini plastic Neggs could be found.
If the player found all the Neggs by the end of the event, they could claim two extra prizes. If they had found every Negg on the first day it was released, they also earned the Festival of Neggs Booth Garland and the Festival of Neggs site theme.
|Prizes for completing the Negg hunt|
|Shoppe of Neggs Background||Winged Negg||Festival of Neggs Booth Garland|
|2 - 3 April||
Answer: Roo Island
Take a flying ship
|Plaid Negg prizes|
|Negg Tie||Chest of Neggs||The Negg Collection||Vanilla Negg Cream|
If you make a trip
Answer: Haunted Woods
Despite a lack of
Fond of rock candy
Answer: Kiko Lake
|Swirly Negg prizes|
|Easter Negg Scarf||Negg Sword||Festival of Neggs Playset||Negg Doughnut|
When you're traveling
If this is your home
Answer: Space Station
Answer: Mystery Island
Answer: Neopia Central
|Polka-dot Negg prizes|
|Colourful Negg Hat||Negg Rug||Last Years Negg||Super Negg Plushie|
You never know where
Answer: Krawk Island
Browse through some rubbish
|Striped Negg prizes|
|Neggjama Bottoms||Negg Shooter||All About the Neggery||Sugar Negg Cereal|
Answer: Terror Mountain
|Striped Negg prizes|
|Negg Staff||Ominous Clockwork Negg||The Negg Strategy||Easter Concoction|
On the 10 April, Zaira, Kari's assistant who had been left in charge of the Neggery, discovered an old, cryptic journal. It described a team of adventurers who banded together to hide a powerful, Clockwork Negg. The five adventurers each took a Negg - the real Clockwork Negg and four decoys - to different locations around Neopia. Over the next week, the players found one more journal entry a day that would help them find the Negg.
The puzzle was a logic puzzle, like the Usurper! mystery or the future Desert Diplomacy. In order to solve where the Clockwork Negg went, players had to figure out which of the adventurers took decoys and which took the real one, as well as figuring out what jobs the adventurers had. The solution was:
|Hurok||Blacksmith||Sand Negg||Lost Desert|
|Selvin||Wizard||Plant Negg||Kiko Lake|
Users could submit a guess after only four clues were released, but could change their guess as more clues became available. Better prizes were awarded depending on how early the player submitted the correct answer - that Rutu took the Clockwork Negg to Shenkuu. Even if the player got their guess wrong, they could continue with the mystery.
From 19 April, players could visit the cave in Shenkuu where Rutu went. There, they find Rutu's skeleton and the Clockwork Negg. The Negg has three sides, each with a three by three grid of nine squares on it. Using Rutu's notes by clicking on the scrolls sticking out of her bag - the Ancient Negg Scrolls - the player could get to work solving the Clockwork Negg's puzzle.
The player had to fill the grid with three different symbols that can be three different colours. The player needed to have exactly one symbol of each colour (red, yellow, and blue) on each side. Consulting Rutu's notes for the side of the Negg they are looking at - by looking at the icon at the top of the Negg - they can see a number of clues. These show some of the relative positions of colours and symbols. The puzzles were generated randomly for each player.
When all three puzzle were solved, the Negg opened, and a fumes of orange and purple "dark matter" forced the user to flee - but not before grabbing some prizes from the cave for their trouble.
"Taking a long, hard look at the Neggbreaker, you conclude that going toe-to-toe with this behemoth would indeed be a tall order. Scanning the area around you, however, doesn't offer many options for using something as an impromptu weapon. You now have to choose: grab something and fight with it, or take your chances against the Neggbreaker with what you've got?"
The player could chose to fight it immediately, but if they looked into the Clockwork Negg, the player could find and Ancient Negg Amulet that had been trapped inside with the creature. When a Neopet had it equipped, it greatly improved the damage they would do to the Neggbreaker if used against him in the Battledome. No matter how the user defeated him, beating the Neggbreaker earned the player an Ultimate Negg of Destruction.
After defeating the Neggbreaker, the player could return to Zaira and choose one out of four prizes, and received three extra prizes.
Players received prizes for guessing who took the Clockwork Negg where. The earlier they guessed, the more prizes they received. If they guessed incorrectly, they only received the first prize, Siniris Puzzle Book. If they guess correctly on the last day, the received the first two prizes. If they guessed correctly on the second-to-last day, they received the first three prizes, and so on.
|Logic puzzle prizes|
|Siniris Puzzle Book||Nighttime in Brightvale Background||Brightvales Brightest||Hubrids Puzzle Box Stamp||Math Puzzles||Clever Clogs Usuki|
Finding the Ancient Negg Scrolls and opening the Negg rewarded the following prizes:
|Clockwork Negg prizes|
|Ancient Negg Scrolls||Hanging Vines||Negg Noodles Stamp||Rainbow Cybunny Negg Cookie||Spring Negg Wig||Strawberry Plant|
The player could retrieve the Ancient Negg Amulet and defeat the Neggbreaker for the following prizes:
|Ancient Negg Amulet||Ultimate Negg of Destruction||Green Negg||Spring Path Background||The Negg Faerie Diaries|
and their choice of one of the following four prizes:
|Cloud of Dark Magic Foreground||Metallic Negg||Neggbreaker Plushie||Secrets of the Hidden Negg Society|
Having completed all these puzzles, the player earned the Beware of the Neggbreaker avatar.
With each patterned Negg the player found for Kari, they also found a miniature version of that Negg. A Yurble calling himself "The Real Negg Faerie" offered the help the player enlarge the mini Neggs. To do this, the player had to buy the Handy Negg Enlarger for 125 Neocash from the NC Mall.
Inside each Negg was a Neocash, wearable prize that could only be obtained from this event.
Defeating the Neggbreaker awarded the player 100,000 points to their battle score. However, The Neopets Team realised this was too much considering how easily it could be defeated with the Ancient Negg Amulet. They intended it to award 10 points per victory, but were unable to implement this retroactively. They held a poll on 28 April to see what users thought about their proposed solution: they could either leave the battle scores as they were, or lower players' scores to 10 points per Neggbreaker win. They were unable to lower the battle scores for individual Neopets, however.
On 9 May, they announced they would implement the partial fix, but this was not implemented before the old Battledome scores were taken down with the Battledome revamp in November 2012.
- Festival of Neggs, The Neggbreaker... unleashed!, The Negg Faerie Assistant's Alcove, Negg Cave, Journal
- Neggbreaker glitch poll
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