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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Item History - Spiked Collars

As requested

I'll be including all of the Spiked items since they all share the same story for the most part

You probably know by now if you play AJ that Rare Spiked Collars are one of the most popular and overrated items in the game. But they weren't always this popular. They used to be just normal items that no one really cared about having. I'm sure there were still many people that liked them back then, but compared to the amount of fans they have now, it's almost as if no one really cared for them back then

The [Rare] Spiked set was released July 1st 2011 as the second monthly member gift
However, these items weren't always called "Spiked Collar/Spiked Wristband
When they were first sent out the "long" spiked collars and wristbands were called Spikey Necklace (or Spikey Wristband) while the "short" ones were Spiked Necklace (or Spiked Wristband which kept its name)

He's a picture of a Spiked "Necklace"


The names were changed so that both the long and short variants would share the same name (All necklaces became Spiked Collar regardless of spike length) and the word Necklace was changed to Collar, probably because they really are more of a collar than a necklace

And then AJHQ started putting the Rare Tag on items sometime in late 2012 or 2013 and all of the spiked items got Rare added to their names (Rare Spiked Collar for example)

New colors of these items (but only the "long" versions of wristband and collar) were added to the Diamond Shop and that's when the originals because their own Rare variant (this is confusing stuff I know)

And since then, the Spiked set has gotten really popular for some reason. And I really don't get it... When these were released not too many people really cared for them. Now everyone's going cray cray over them!

Most people think these are from beta times but they are from a 2011 monthly gift
But the one thing that really annoys me is how everyone calls them "spike"
For example, "hey dude what do u want for ur spike collar"
Is it really that hard to add a d to the end of spike?

And despite what people think, all of the rare spiked stuff is in eagle quest!!!

They aren't even rare, they are just popular
 
lol enough ranting I guess

One day someone will break my Enter key and I will be forced to use that dreaded punctuation stuff more often, gross

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weird Collection of Images

Edit: Reuploaded the pictures so they should all be visible now

I did a little digging through my folders of pictures and found some weird ones. All of these are from 2012 and earlier

I'll start off with something I mentioned in my >>Raspberry<< post, the raspberry Headdress

The pictures a bit blurry but there's nothing I can do about that. This color of Headdress doesn't actually exist, but I explained in that post why it is raspberry (if you don't want to go read that I'll try to explain it in 39 words or less: Clothing items default to raspberry when they get loaded)

Moving on...

Here's a picture I made of Miss Thepalace, the bunny that has a really really weird and funny story that I might post about sometime in the future but I don't think anyone really cares



This is a bunny from beta with a white and grey mask. Like the green top hat, this item got completely recolored



There's another beta screenshot for you
It shows the old color palette and a part of an animal name that you can't get anymore, "Mate", which appears to be capitalized



That's the old AJ loading screen



And this wolf is a really really old outfit I used to wear (those eyes are creepy)


And finally, the one I find the most interesting, this weird image of a wolf with a weird tail item:

I can't remember who sent this picture in, but they included a few other pictures like this. This one was the weirdest though. What is that tail item? It can't be Elf Tail Armor because that look much different on wolves, and they never existed in that color. Maybe it's an early version of the Mummy Tail?
If you look closely at the back of the tail, you might be able to see the Elf Tail Armor gems, but if you look at where the tail item meets the wolf's back, there's a different design... Hm...