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Treasure Maps is a collecting game released on February 29, 2000, where users are required to collect nine pieces of a map to find a buried treasure. Each actual map piece is an item, This means the pieces can be stolen, traded, sold, auctioned, turning into a Pile of Sludge, etc. Map pieces are acquired through a Random Event or bought through the Shop of a user who acquired it through a Random Event themselves.
Once used to obtain either a prize or access to a special service, depending on the map type, the nine pieces of each map are lost.
The original treasure map rewards random items (4-5, trading cards among the most popular) and NP (6000-13000).
Released on November 8th 2000, and awards 9 random spooky foods along with a random NP value (6000-15000).
Released on November 9th 2000, and awards 9 random aquatic foods (retired), a random NP value (unknown), and 1-2 levels gained for all your Neopets (sometimes none at all). Retired in ?, but map pieces can still be acquired through Random Events.
Released on November 13th 2000, and awards you a random NP value (7,000-30,000), along with access to the Lab Ray which is run by the Lab Ray Scientist. The Lab was announced on November 9th 2000 but pieces were not released until the 13th. He can zap a user's Neopet with the Lab Ray once per day, with a random (and permanent) outcome:
- Raises/Lowers Neopet's stats (level, hit points, strength, etc.)
- Changes the gender of Neopet
- Nothing happens
- Changes Neopet to random basic-coloured (red, yellow, green, blue) species
- Changes random colour of Neopet
8-Bit, Ice, MSP, Robot, and Sponge are the only colours that are truly exclusive to the Lab Ray; all other colours can be attained through a Fountain Faerie quest, Chia Pop, or Paint Brush, though Robot can be painted using the no-trade item One-Use Robotification Zappermajig from the Return of Dr. Sloth plot.
On April 20, 2011, the Secret Laboratory Map pieces were updated with a new look. To celebrate, the Lab Ray Scientist gave 100 users free access to the Lab Ray.
Released on October 2nd 2000, and rewards 3 random items, random NP value (3,000-12,000), and 1 level gained for all Neopets. Retired in ?. Pieces were awarded for completing a "treasure hunt" that involved visiting various pages on the site, each with a clue to the next page to visit.
Announced on 3 August 2005, and can only be completed after the Secret Laboratory Map has been completed. Rewards a random NP value (8,000-12,000), and access to the Petpet Lab ray. A Neopet's Petpet can be zapped by this once per day, which randomly (and semi-permanently) changes the following properties:
- Species of the Petpet
- Colour of the Petpet
- Level of the Petpet
- Name of the Petpet
- Make it disappear completely (small chance, but still possible)
Petpets who are zapped by the Petpet Lab ray are ineligible to be rewarded by the Petpet Protection League, as they deem it to be a cruel action against a Petpet.
Changes to the Petpet (other than complete destruction) can be reversed by unequipping it from the Neopet. This will reverse all changes, not just the most recent ones. The Petpet will be returned to its original form.
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