Neopets put out a statement on their Facebook of some changes to this year's Altador Cup. The caps for games has been lowered as well as rank points and prize pool values to reflect these changes.
Hi Neopians, we have an update on the Altador Cup!
Because we know how time-consuming this event can be, we decided to implement a quick quality-of-life change. We are scaling down the maximum games cap and rank requirements by 25% and adjusting the Prize Pool proportionally. You can still play all of your same favourite games, but without as much of the burnout... and you will reap all the same benefits! We hope this helps you better lead your team to victory this year!
You mean... I don't have to spend ALL day at the Colosseum??
Also, an announcement from our SunnyNeo Scorekeeper - we have decided to drop our SunnyNeo Staff Tournament this year. Sadly we do not have the staff who also play enough to hold a competition. We've brainstormed some new ideas but sadly we wouldn't be able to implement them this Altador Cup. If the cup does continue any future years, we may bring it back or some other form of it. Huge shoutout to all those users who have participated in our competition with us the last few years to extend our event. Thank you!
Shoutout to all my fellow Altadorians! *waves frantically*
Happy Koi Day!! Koi can now be painted as Transparent, along with a couple new outfits. Our Rainbow Pool and Wearables HQ databases have been updated for the awesome new releases! The Koi Ribbon outfit can be found in Prigpants & Swolthy, Tailors, and the Koi Fish outfit can be found in Cogs N' Togs.
The Colosseum is completely filled with teams and supporters alike. Team Meridell has finally arrived. After their close call last year, it is no wonder they're last to arrive. They were all but thought to of had last years Altador Cup, but when the winners were announced, they fell just short on 3rd. They've been there before in ACVII as well as second place twice in ACXIII and ACXV. Only time will tell if they have the will to push through last years upset to finally take the cup home this year. Another hard to guess team is Team Tyrannia. They've been all over the rankings making them unpredictable. They have, however claimed the cup in ACXIII and ACVIII. Will this prehistoric team bring something new to the game this year, or will it be the same old playbook? New can be shiny and exciting, but nothing beats a classic and original. Maybe they can find the balance to take a third win for their home town. Last but not least, Team Virtupets is now taking to the field for practice. Another unpredictable yet tough team to beat, Virtupets took the cup back in ACVI. They've come close falling in second last year, as well as in ACXIV and ACIX. However, other years they did well, the following year they fell down to middle to lower ranks. Will they follow this pattern again and fall in the rankings for this years Altador Cup? Or will Virtupets rise to the top? After all, what is one more ranking compared to last year?
Time to get out there and practice!
We are once again all secretly rooting for one of these teams to take their first win!
The Colosseum is nearly full as three more teams arrived today. Team Moltara has arrived and is hoping to climb even further up the ranks this year. The team has been an underdog team in all years but ACIX when they came in 3rd. With last year placing them in 12th, they're hoping to continue to pull from the bottom two spots and climb all the way to the top of the podium! They are heated up and may just be the team to beat this year. Team Roo Island has also joined the field. They have been a top team to beat in the past, but have lately fallen to the middle of the rankings. Their win was back in ACIII with a second place in ACII and a third place in ACVIII. In recent years they've been climbing back up from the lower ranks to middle ground landing in 11th place last Altador Cup. They're hoping to continue with the momentum and show why they are the gaming town of all Neopia. Team Terror Mountain has always been all over the rankings board. You never know when it will be their year to go up the ranks, or fall behind. Last year was however a rough year for them, so perhaps this year could be their time? They won back in ACXIV. They feel their training this off season has been a success and are ready to get the games started.
From hot to cold, it is all fun and games!
Another day, another round of teams have arrived at the Colosseum. Team Kreludor has been a tough team to compete against. With many podium years on second and third place, they took home first place back in ACVII. The team enjoys being one of the top contendors but hopes to take home the cup once again and not just another podium spot. Team Mystery Island has been a bit around the rankings, but mainly in the middle. They won back in ACXI, and have been climbing the ranks the last couple of years in strides. Can Mystery Island take home their second win? Team Shenkuu joined the Altador Cup back in ACII and had its best three years then coming in 3rd, 4th, 2nd. Since, Shenkuu has been a mid to lower tiered team. However, last year they came in 7th, and they're hoping this is the year they'll have their hands on the Cup!
Wishing all players this year the best of luck accomplishing your goals!
The Colosseum is beginning to fill as three more teams have arrived. Team Brightvale has been a mid to lower team for many Tournaments. However, in recent years they've been working up the ladder with a 3rd place in ACXV, and last year ACXVII coming in 4th. They are after that win this year, but the team needs to focus not just on beating Meridell, but being strong and united against all teams. If they can see Meridell as just another opponent instead of their main competition, they may be able to take it. Team Lost Desert has been all over the rankings board. They took home their win back in ACV. They are an unpredictable team and who knows if this year they'll have what it takes to once again climb the podium, if they'll fall into last place, or anywhere in between. Only time will tell. Team Maraqua has also been a wild one, never knowing where the wind and waves will take them. They've been 3rd twice in ACXII and AC XIV. Perhaps the winds will sail them right to the top!
Will you be joining one of these teams this year?