During a Q&A at San Diego Comic Con, Neopets revealed that the entire Neopets site will be converted to HTML before Adobe drop all support for Flash in 2020.
2/2… Of course, there is just so much on the site so it will probably be rolled out piece by piece over time. #NeoAskScrappy
— Neopets (@Neopets) July 21, 2019
If you’re somehow out of the Flash loop, here’s a quick catchup: Adobe Flash will be completely removed from web browsers by 2020.
Currently, most web browsers ask your permission each time before running Flash-based content, although these settings can be toggled on a per-website basis.
One of the reasons that Neopets moving from Flash to HTML is so critical is that the site, in its current incarnation, is mostly held together by Flash.
The game’s Map of Neopia requires Flash to work, which means that if you don’t have Flash enabled, you can’t easily navigate around the world of Neopets.
Games on Neopets, which are one of the easiest ways to earn the in-game currency of Neopoints, and many Neopets events, such as the prize-giving game Kiko Pop, all of the site’s spin-to-win wheels, and the Qasalan Expellibox, all also need Flash to function.
Converting all the elements on the site to HTML won’t be a quick or easy task, but it’ll be worth it to preserve the site’s legacy.
Neopets has been going since 1999 and is still going strong today. The site will see its 20th anniversary this November. You can relive some of your childhood nostalgia and sign up for free today.