|The most fantastic thing in the universe!
||Issue: 800 | 6th day of Collecting, Y19
|800+ Years In NeopiaA users guide to pre-historic Neopia, the land before we ever knew it!|
|Facts About Unfamiliar FaeriesHere's what you didn't know about faeries...|
|800 NP Or LessHow to use Neopoints on a budget...|
|An In Depth Analysis of Editorial GoodiesLet's analyze the many sweet and salty goodies thrown, tossed, handed, and dropped on the editorial staff every week. |
|Gormball Champions: A Sitdown with Gargarox IsafuhlaWhat Gargarox really thinks about the Gormball championships...|
|Confessions of a Staff Room FeepitThe secret confessions from a Feepit...|
Also by bekka513
|The Most Thorough Gormball History Lesson, Part 3The final part to learning everything there is to know about Gormball!|
|Five Signs You Might be Addicted to WeewoosDo you find yourself obessesing over Weewoos too?
Also by sosuleaf
|The Best Random EventsThese random events will make your day...|
|Back to School Essentials for Every Colored PetSchool can be frightening, and for most, confusing. This list is to help ease your pet’s minds into a natural flow so they can pop up at the end of the year as an A+ student|
|A Neopian Celebration: 80 Milestones You Can Achieve80 account milestones that every Neopets player can achieve, and how to accomplish them
Also by kayahtik
|80 Ways To Enjoy The Fall On NeopiaFall has just arrived in Neopia!|
|The White Weewoo’s Ten Favorite Foods of NeopiaSo yummmyyy....|
|Claare's 800 Reasons for Sending FanmailA shoutout to all the contributors...|
|Feather FashionsSee the latest feather fashions...|
|A Neopets History of 800Have you been following all of the NT content, if not here's some...|
|800 Neopian Times SponsorsTaking a closer look at the Sponsors...|
|Rarity 80 Species Items for the 800th Edition Party!I never knew there were that many...
Also by _arkham_asylum_ and breakeven
|Exploring Neopia in 800 hoursLet's explore all Neopia has to offer!
Also by djleclair
|The Times' List of the Ten Most Influential NeopiansOnly the best of the best of course...|
|What if the White Weewoo Were a BD Challenger?We all know the pen is mightier than the sword, but what if that sword comes from the Hidden Tower? |
|Eight Great Grarrl Garbs for Gaming Who knew?|
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"The Great Gormball Gala" by juggal3tt3j
Prince_Hailstorm and M0n0xid3 were enjoying the cool breeze by the water and relaxing to the sounds of chirping Pteris nearby. The heat of the summer had been unbearable, always feeling like you were in the Lost Desert, so the breeze was most welcomed. The friends had decided to take advantage of the break in the weather to go fishing, which mainly involved sipping cool lemonade, talking, and being generally lazy on the riverbank. Hail and M0n0 had a great friendship- they understood the balance between having fun as well as being able to spend time in each other’s company in silence while they pondered their own thoughts.
M0n0 broke their current silence, "Do you know the Annual Gormball Championships are coming up? I’d sort of like to go watch them; I haven’t played since I got the avatar so it’d be fun for old time’s sake."
"Oh yes, that would be fun! When I was playing for the avatar I’d started collecting statistics concerning the probability of the Gormball exploding and its correlation to the elapsed time in that round. I could increase my data sets much easier by watching- it was very difficult to play and take notes at the same time!" Hail responded enthusiastically, excited by the possibility of getting more reliable results for his data.
"I can only imagine how hard that would be! I was trying to find a formula for game play myself, but I’d lose track every time I got the Steel Gormball, you know how easily I lose focus! Anyway, it was so frustrating to see so many points lost at once! Then when I finally got the avatar and a trophy I forgot all about finding a formula. It was so exciting! I knew the Gormball would normally explode anywhere between 4 and 15 seconds, so in order to maximize the chances of getting the bonus Gormballs I would only hold it for 1 second on my turn. I ended up with a few pink Gormballs worth between 1 and 6 points, an electric Gormball worth 22 points, a space Gormball worth 26 points….and I almost lost all of my chill when I got a fire Gormball worth 30 points! I was sure I’d end up losing and not getting the times 4 bonus for winning, but I won!
|What’s the Occasion?|
It was a chilly September day in the town of Neopia. Leaves were rustling in the wind, the sun was just about to start setting, and the smell of warm cocoa filled the autumn air.