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Neopets Holiday Events

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In celebration of the season, Neopets is holding a series of special holiday events and giveaways. They also announced a major, upcoming, winter update for their Neopets alpha!

The Neopets Metaverse introduces a number of special items, and events, including a winter update to their Neopets alpha!

Neopet Winter Events

Neopets already kicked off the holiday season at the beginning of the month with their Advent calendar. Each day (at 2pm UTC) until December 19th, Neopets Metaverse will post a new trivia question on their Twitter account and in their Discord. A selection of random, correct answers will receive a selected prize for that day. And though they are already halfway through the event, there is still a chance to join in and win!

The NC Mall has been updated with an entire winter section. These includes a number of different costume items, as well as Socking Stufftacular stockings. Hang these stockings up and wait to receive festive prizes. There are also Dancing Candychan gift boxes, a gift giving contest, special dyes, and a Dream Pet giveaway!

But the peak of these events is likely the recently announced Neopets Alpha: Winter Edition, planned for release on December 20th. No many details released yet, but we should learn more about that alpha update soon.

So, there is plenty happening with Neopets this month. Be sure to visit their website, join their Discord, and follow them on Twitter to participate in their events and giveaways!

What is Neopets Metaverse?

Neopets Metaverse is a blockchain game on Solana. Based on Neopets Classic, a popular game from the turn of the century. Neopets Metaverse will be a free-to-play game, with play and earn opportunities.

Aside from caring and feeding their Neopets, players are free to choose their game activities. From engaging in PvE quests and mini-games to crafting and selling, to PvP battles, Neopets aims to have a spot for everyone. Players can customize their Neopets, and they will also have ‘Neohomes’, customizable spaces that players can call their own.

And that customization is where the main economic loop comes into play. From the screenshots, the Neohomes seem pretty spacious, allowing players plenty of options for decorating. And we know how much players like being able to decorate their own spaces! Neopets plans for crafted items to be NFTs, opening up a player-owned economy around the creation and selling of these items.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a gaming metaverse without a little bit of decentralized finance. Neopets plans for an in-game bank where players can stake their extra tokens and add to liquidity pools. The native token for Neopets Metaverse will be called Neopoints Meta ($NPM). Players earn tokens and crafting resources by winning PvP matches, completing tasks, and playing mini-games.

The plans for PvP matches look similar to other PvP systems. Players assemble groups of three pets, then send them into an arena where they engage in turn-based combat using various skills and abilities.

The original Neopets Metaverse Collection (NMC) was sold in November of 2021. This generative collection of 4,225 unique NFTs were minted on the Solana blockchain. Holders of NFTs from this original collection receive access to the allowlist for their token offering, whitelisting for future NFT sales, airdrops of game items, early entry to alphas, and playtests, as well as ownership of an exclusive, in-game avatar. Players can buy NMC NFTs from Magic Eden and other Solana NFT marketplaces.

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Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.