Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

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Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 01 Dec 2011 11:45 am

So it's December, AKA Month of Celebrating, and thus also the month of...

THE ADVENT CALENDAR!

Go every day to see some animation (cheesy, clever, amusing, and/or annoying) and pick up whatever it is that TNT have made for us.

Please put items and comments about animations behind a SPOILER CUT if you post them before the day is over.

Like so...

(spoiler for Day 1)
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You find 531 Neopoints!!!

You find a Very Long First Day of Celebrating!!!
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You also find a Sweet Dreams Sleeping Cap!!!
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The animation is of a blue Lutari opening the first advent door, and he grunts in surprise as it loops infinitely through the scene. I'm not a big fan of his irises getting smaller while his eyes widen (and what's up with those freakish pupils?), but it's a common cartoon thingie.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Rainbow Daydreamer » 01 Dec 2011 12:05 pm

Well, shucks, Fjorab, you beat me to it! And I came here especially!
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I didn't figure out what was going on with the animation until I saw the book prize. At first I thought something behind the calendar door had hit the poor Lutari in the face, due to the sound effect.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 01 Dec 2011 12:25 pm

Aww, sorry. But you got in the first reply. That counts for something, right? :)

Also, being the first of the month, don't forget your Monthly Freebies.

Hopefully we'll also get avatars (past ones for those of you who haven't gotten them yet and maybe a new one) and of course figure out once and for all the exact requisites for getting the Winter Holiday theme. So far, the one thing that seems to be certain is visiting the Advent Calendar without fail every day.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Jazzy » 01 Dec 2011 11:33 pm

Also, an interesting bonus feature - the Snowager is hibernating this month and you can visit him once every hour. Might help us get the avatar, finally :)

eta: while jellyneo says it's hourly, the consensus seems to be it's more like every 2h, else you get a message saying you've already had a prize today. No idea if that resets the counter. It may also be that you can only get prizes and not actually get blasted, but it all seems a bit confused at the moment.

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Post by Fjorab_Teke » 02 Dec 2011 10:11 am

(spoiler for Day 2)
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You find 985 Neopoints!!!

You find a Seagrass Tea!!!
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You also find a Monsters of the Deep!!!
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Two notorious creatures of the deep drinking something (Borovan? underwater?), cackling over ominous tapping on a map about the location of Krawk Island.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 03 Dec 2011 01:41 pm

(spoiler for Day 3)
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You find 966 Neopoints!!!

You find a Seasonal Kiko Ocarina!!!

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You also find a String of Holiday Kiko Lights!!!

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Animation: seaweed turns out to be an underwater Christmas tree decorated by Kikos. I think the starfish for a star is clever.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by ZomgethMew » 03 Dec 2011 02:39 pm

Yay, the Advent Calendar is back! I love the Advent Calendar; it's one of my favourite events on Neopets n_n;.
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Today's animation was cute! I kinda hoped we'd get the Kiko's tree as one of the items, but oh well XD
Seagrass Tea from day two is so pretty argh. I love it.
edit: Today's gifts!
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You find 520 Neopoints!!!

You find a Sand Sled!!!
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You also find a Sand-Away Hair Gel!!!
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The animation was kinda odd (it showed a Kiko sledding in the sand).. did the Kiko's eyes look weird to anyone else? Maybe it was just me. I do like today's prizes, though :B.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 05 Dec 2011 10:27 am

Me too, i look forward to it every year. :)

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You find 804 Neopoints!!!

You find a Holiday Yooyu Gobstoppers!!!
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You also find a Christmas Yooyu!!!
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I'm not quite sure what to make of the animation. A Bruce guard (oddly animated body vs. head) lets in a Quiggle and then looks at a trio of Yooyus standing on each other's shoulders to be Neopet-height and lets them in. I have no idea how they're going to make it up those stairs.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by ZomgethMew » 06 Dec 2011 02:11 pm

Yeah, I didn't get yesterday's animation either o_O It was weird.

Today's prizes:
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You find 833 Neopoints!!!

You find a Holidays on the Space Station Background!!!
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You also find a Holiday Tree Necklace!!!
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You also find a Rod of Supernova!!!
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... and as you to go pick it up, the Pant Devil snatches it and flies away. Boo hiss.

Animation was of a Robot Hissi looking out of a window and seeing some tree-shaped stars. It was cute :D I wonder if they'll ever stop pulling the 'you found a rod of supernova' joke? It's getting kind of old now :B.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 07 Dec 2011 01:24 am

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I think it'll always be a staple of the Advent Calendar. TNT has that odd sense of humor.

As for the animation, i'd be surprised too if i saw a group of stars so obviously in a shape like that. :P

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by ZomgethMew » 07 Dec 2011 02:59 pm

True, true :B.

Today's prizes:
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You find 848 Neopoints!!!

You find a Chocolate Chunk Krawk Island Cake!!!
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You also find a Governors Mansion Playset!!!
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Animation was of that Krawk guy from the recent plot (did he have a name?) sitting on a beach, then a Koi pops up and gives him some cake. Or something like that :B -bad at summarizing things-

I like the items; the cake is weirdly light, but I like it. I dunno, it just grabs my attention for some reason XD.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Jazzy » 07 Dec 2011 03:47 pm

The Snowager has now been changed so that it only lets you take a prize once daily - which is a bit odd, because before it was hibernating you could go three times daily. Oh well.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 08 Dec 2011 10:40 am

(spoiler for Day 8 )
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You find 908 Neopoints!!!

You find a Trident of Chestnuts!!!
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You also find a Underwater Fire!!!
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A Flotsam in Maractite armor gets an idea for his trident, stabs a few chestnuts on it and joins a Peophin to roast their goodies over an underwater fire. There's also a possessed swimming Christmas tree making weird noises as it pulsates past.

Am i the only one a bit creeped out by the fire, tree, and odd movement in the lower section of the Flotsam's armor? The fire is cool though, and i feel a little less weird about it since they acknowledge via the goodie that it's an "underwater fire." It's rather Spongebob of them. As a wearable, it's neat-looking, but i wish it were a little bigger and flickered.

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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by ZomgethMew » 08 Dec 2011 03:30 pm

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I love today's prizes! The fire in particular is pretty.

The animation was so weird, though! What was up with the floating Christmas tree? I liked it, though XD (and yeah, the weird movement in the Flotsam's armour creeped me out, too >_>)
edit: Day nine's presents:
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You find 628 Neopoints!!!

You find a Ghostly Gift!!!
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You also find a From Beyond: A Guide to Ghostly Gifting!!!
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Animation showed Hubrid Nox giving MAGAX a ghost gift and MAGAX trying to zap him :B It was cute, reminded me of this animation from last year.
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Re: Advent Calendar 2011 (Y13)

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 10 Dec 2011 11:57 am

(spoiler for Day 10)
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You find 879 Neopoints!!!

You find a Bigsby Shadington Plushie!!!
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You also find a Bigsby Shadingtons Wrench!!!
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If you signed up for the NC Stufftacular, those items show up at the same time. Or at least this time they did for me.


The animation is clever, i thought. A Kiko is playing a claw machine (luck vendor) and gets a shiny golden ball. He seems pleased and tries for another one and is surprised by a claw sans ball - coming for him.

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