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Plots tell tales of world-changing events.

Plots are storylines that add to the history of the Neopets universe. Normally, users can participate to earn prizes, as well as follow the story involving Neopian characters. Players can only participate in most plots for a certain period of time - after they are over, they become part of Neopian history. A mini-plot is a plot with fewer activities and a smaller story

Events and plevents are smaller stories than plots that tend not to involved "world-changing occurrences or big competition", but also can only be played for a certain period of time. The distinction between plots and events hasn't always been clear.

Plots have often coincided with the release of new worlds, and introduce or revisit Neopian characters. They first began to appear on August 15, 2000, with the Arrival of Virtupets.

Format[edit]

Plots follow a story, which is usually depicted as comics or short animated films. User participation varies between plots: early plots had users collect certain items and deliver them to a character. Subsequent plots were entirely Battledome orientated, and users participated by fighting enemies in the Battledome, and in some cases choosing which side to fight for. Plot challengers are typically released in the Battledome in waves, containing limited numbers of certain enemies. As a major battle reaches its end, users may face a boss character. The boss enemy is usually a collaborative step, where it is weakened by every player who loses to it until one player can beat it.

The Curse of Maraqua plot experimented with having both a Battledome system and a support system involving collecting items for those people who did not enjoy fighting in the Battledome. Later plots started becoming more puzzle orientated with smaller Battledome sections - most noticeably the Lost Desert Plot.

The story of plots is usually released in parts called chapters. In most recent plots, these chapters are in comic book form. Most plots can only be participated in while these parts are being released, and after the final part is released its puzzles are closed. The stories typically remain viewable after this time, however. The exception to this rule is the Altador Plot, which can still be completed to date.

At the end of the plot, prizes are either given out automatically based on how much a player contributed to the plot (i.e. how many enemies they defeated or how many puzzles they completed) or can be bought for 'plot points' that correspond to the player's contribution. Plots reward the player with a site event trophy for completing them or participating, and a site theme or avatar is not uncommon.

Plots[edit]

Although the distinction between plots, mini-plots, and events is sometimes ambiguous, there have been at least the following eighteen plots and mini-plots.

Arrival of Virtupets

Arrival of Virtupets
15 - 25 August 2000

Hunt for the Battledome

Hunt for the Battledome
2 - 13 October 2000

The Tyrannian Invasion

The Tyrannian Invasion
20 March - 11 May 2001

Brucey B and the Lucky Coin

Brucey B and the Lucky Coin
12 June - 10 July 2001

Destruction of Maraqua

Destruction of Maraqua
18 August 2001 - 31 May 2002

Champions of Meridell

Champions of Meridell
23 July 2002 - 28 April 2003

Battle for Meridell

Battle for Meridell
2 February - 13 May 2004

Hannah and the Ice Caves

Hannah and the Ice Caves
21 October - 22 Dec. 2004

Curse of Maraqua

Curse of Maraqua
15 March - 10 June 2005

Lost Desert Plot

Lost Desert Plot
30 August - 29 November 2005

Altador Plot

Altador Plot
17 March - 2 June 2006*

The Cyodrake's Gaze

The Cyodrake's Gaze
3 August - 8 September 2006

The Tale of Woe

The Tale of Woe
2 October - 20 November 2006

Journey to the Lost Isle

Journey to the Lost Isle
1 May - 30 May 2007

The Return of Dr. Sloth

The Return of Dr. Sloth
29 January - 15 March 2008

Atlas of the Ancients

Atlas of the Ancients
15 October - 25 Nov. 2009*

The Faeries' Ruin

The Faeries' Ruin
20 September - 24 Dec. 2010

War for the Obelisk

War for the Obelisk
11 February - 19 March 2013


* The Altador Plot and parts of the Atlas of the Ancients can still be completed today.

Events[edit]

The following is a chronological list of one-off events, including off-site video games. Recurring events, like the Altador Cup and Daily Dare, are listed separately.

Sacrificers

Sacrificers
18 August - 10 November 2000

Ski Lodge Murder Mystery

Ski Lodge Murder Mystery
2 February - 25 May 2001

Faerie League

Faerie League
18 May - 8 June 2001

Usurper!

Usurper!
9 - 16 July 2001

The Hunt for the Crown

The Hunt for the Crown
17 - 19 July 2001

Neopet Version 2

Neopet Version 2
5 - 9 November 2001

Gadgadsbogen Puzzle

Gadgadsbogen Puzzle
5 - 20 March 2003

Missing Petpets

Missing Petpets
12 - 23 June 2003

Mystery Island Volcano

Mystery Island Volcano
23 September - 18 Oct. 2003

Guildmasters' Dinner Logic Puzzle

Guildmasters' Dinner Logic Puzzle
16 November (cancelled)

Neopets: The Darkest Faerie

Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
15 November 2005

The Wand of Wishing

Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing
15 March 2006

The Adventures of Jake

The Adventures of Jake
19 January 2006 (cancelled)

Operation: Petpet Park

Operation: Petpet Park
4 September - 28 Oct. 2008

Disappearance of Krawk Island

Disappearance of Krawk Island
11 July - 9 August 2011

Spooky Food Eating Contest

Spooky Food Eating Contest
19 September - 2 Nov. 2013

Moltara Mystery

Moltara Mystery
19 March - 3 April 2014

Desert Diplomacy

Desert Diplomacy
7 - 25 August 2014


Altador Cup[edit]

Main article: Altador Cup

The Altador Cup began in 2006, and is held annually around June. Users play special flash games to support the Yooyuball teams of one of Neopia's worlds.

Altador Cup I

Altador Cup I
1 June - 4 August 2006

Altador Cup II

Altador Cup II
1 June - 9 July 2007

Altador Cup III

Altador Cup III
12 June - 21 July 2008

Altador Cup IV

Altador Cup IV
1 June - 6 July 2009

Altador Cup V

Altador Cup V
26 May - 6 July 2010

Altador Cup VI

Altador Cup VI
1 June - 10 July 2011

Altador Cup VII

Altador Cup VII
15 May - 28 June 2012

Altador Cup VIII

Altador Cup VIII
15 May - 28 June 2012

Altador Cup IX

Altador Cup IX
22 May - 3 July 2014


Games Master Challenge[edit]

Main article: Games Master Challenge

Beginning in 2006, and being held annually in November since then, Aristotle A. Avinroo challenges users to complete several Games Room related tasks to receive unique prizes.

Games Master Challenge 2006

Games Master Challenge 2006
22 - 30 November 2006

Games Master Challenge 2007

Games Master Challenge 2007
20 - 27 November 2006

Games Master Challenge 2008

Games Master Challenge 2008
25 November - 1 Dec. 2008

Games Master Challenge 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009
24 November - 1 Dec. 2009

Games Master Challenge 2010

Games Master Challenge 2010
23 - 29 November 2010

Games Master Challenge 2011

Games Master Challenge 2011
21 - 28 November 2011

Games Master Challenge 2012

Games Master Challenge 2012
19 - 26 November 2012

Games Master Challenge 2013

Games Master Challenge 2013
25 November - 2 Dec. 2013

Games Master Challenge 2014

Games Master Challenge 2014
24 November - 1 Dec. 2013


Daily Dare[edit]

Main article: Daily Dare

The Daily Dare competition began in 2007, and was held annually until 2014. Players are challenged to beat the scores of Aristotle A. Avinroo and his friends and rivals Abigail, Chadley, Lulu and Roothless.

Daily Dare 2007

Daily Dare 2007
1 - 31 March 2007

Daily Dare 2008

Daily Dare 2008
1 - 31 March 2008

Daily Dare 2009

Daily Dare 2009
2 - 31 March 2009

Daily Dare 2010

Daily Dare 2010
11 February - 14 March 2010

Daily Dare 2011

Daily Dare 2011
1 - 31 March 2011

Daily Dare 2012

Daily Dare 2012
1 - 31 March 2012

Daily Dare 2013

Daily Dare 2013
30 July - 18 August 2013


Other recurring events[edit]

Other recurring events include:

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar
December 2000 -

Festival of Neggs

Festival of Neggs
Easter 2010 -

Neopies

Neopies
January 2009 -

Trick-or-treating

Trick-or-treating
31 October 2003 -


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