Neopets Beta Release Notes for V0.5.14 Include Many Bug Fixes

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The World of Neopets team recently released their Beta Notes for V0.5.14 which include a range of updates and bug fixes. Many of these updates have been long awaited by the community with the quality-of-life updates providing an instant boost to the websites all around playability.

The Latest Neopets Update Resolves Numerous Bugs

The update included both a plethora of necessary bug fixes, as well as updates to the website’s functionality and ease of use.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple occurrences of 403 errors reported by users throughout the site.
  • Resolved a glitch in the Battle Dome where the user’s move set was sent to the opponent when selecting the “Fight” button.
  • Temporarily fixed an issue with petpetpets not attaching properly when using the inventory refresh function.
  • Addressed a problem where wings could not be attached to 8bit bodies in the Wearable customization option.
  • Restored the back button missing from the closed state of the Tombola game.
  • Corrected a bug where clicking on a premium featured game would lead to a broken link.
  • Implemented a fix to prevent infinite neopoint gain through the exploitation of turning in maps (Forgotten Shore) if maps are found cheaply.
  • Investigated and followed up on treasure claiming reports for proper resolution.
  • Fixed logic issues in the Treasure Map map turn-in process, ensuring that owned maps are respected.
  • Optimized the status check for Trudy’s daily to prevent 1-minute selects and system failure.
  • Resolved an issue related to the sending Gift Boxes.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Drackonack – Hungry” avatar was not being awarded when viewing the new inventory.
  • Adjusted the NC Archive wheel wedge placement to align correctly with the wheeled container.
  • Rectified the problem where the Spotlight Description and Category were not appearing for some user lookup entries.
  • Corrected the display issue of yesterday’s team results image in the Altador Cup when viewed on iOS devices.
  • Added the missing link to Moltara in the world map, ensuring it is now accessible.
  • Fixed a bug in the NC Collector’s case where items could not be clicked if the specific item was not present in the user’s inventory.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented users from voting on previous categories in the Neopies NP 2023 when they had voted on the Final category.
  • Investigated and resolved the issue with multiple items in the Permanent Dyeworks 2023, ensuring they now appear on pets when equipped in customization.
  • Fixed the appearance and conversion of the Silver Candle Tree Foreground on pets in the customization window.
  • Corrected spacing and capitalization issues on “The Brain Tree” webpage.
  • Updated the AC Staff Tournament page to prevent users from using the UI Drop/Add player without selecting Change Team.
  • Fixed the redirection issue when leaving The Caves in Moltara, ensuring users are directed to Moltara City instead of the Explore page.
  • Resolved the redirection problem when leaving The Coffee Cave in Roo Island, directing users to Roo Island instead of the Explore page.
  • Fixed the search functionality to return results without adding a backslash in front of username underscores.
  • Fixed the input validation to prevent errors caused by typing too fast, ensuring accurate entry of numbers in the authenticator code text boxes.
  • Allowed movement of the Varia Plushie to the shop or gallery as intended.
  • Resolved the error message received when turning in certain treasure maps and receiving prizes.

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The World of Neopets team did not stop there as they also included some necessary updates to the website.

Neopets Website Updates

  • Ruffle Integration
  • Tutorial Conversion
  • Community Central Updates
  • Spotlights & Contests Page Conversion
  • Inventory Improvements
  • Pet Central Page Conversion
  • Pronunciation Page Conversion
  • Neopian Times Submission Rule Change
  • Neopia Globe Update

Visiting the Release Notes page will allow you to see all of these updates in their glory. It appears that the World of Neopets team is focusing heavily on the conversion from Flash to HTML5. With over fifty games now working due to Ruffle integration, and many of the main pages being conversion; Neopets is beginning to regain function previously lost.

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Priscilla Wells

Priscilla is a weekend editor and freelance writer for Prima Games. She is an Australian living in the United States with her family. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles.