A weekend with no new updates was followed up by a Monday-afternoon notice of a lay-off that hit The Neopets Team (TNT). The CEO of JumpStart wrote that despite the downsizing, the company is still “committed to the success of Neopets.”
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A definitive feature of Neopets is that once a pet is created, that pet exists forever. A user can leave Neopets and come back three years later to find their kacheek eagerly awaiting their return. This furthers the bond a player can feel with their Neopet, but it also means that unwanted pets can remain in the Neopian pound for years.