|So your new to Neopets...
You've tried asking on the chat boards, but
just keep getting called NOOB!!
Well, guess what, everyone was new once,
obviously, but people are scared to admit, that once they knew
less than you..
well don't fear because Nutty will
Firstly, you might just think
that, you play a few games, and feed your pets. well most of us
do, for a while, then you come across a fantastic painted pet,
hmmm you think, my pet maybe needs a makeover,
So there you have your first
insight of what it feels like to want your virtual pet
so, how else can I spoil my
pets?, how else do I become a valued Neopian? and how do I become
Well there is no easy answer to
any of the questions, don't fall for scams, don't believe that
everyone is nice in Neopia, Just as the Neopets themselves have
their own gallery of evil, So do us
players, sad I know, and unfortunately that is the only downfall
to the whole game., not everyone just wants to get nice things
for there pets, there are some players WHO WANT EVERYTHING! these
are referred to as scammers or hackers.
NEVER NEVER give out your
you might get an offer you can't refuse, like, if I log into your
account I can get you paint brushes, or I can win on every game
and you will be rich... if this was the case, they would just
tell you what to do....DON'T BE DAFT!
Treat your Neopet account like
you would treat you own bank account, be safe not
silly. Free Neopoints has some tips on staying safe and earning easy and free neopoints.
every page in
NeoPets has a menu similar to this
|Each area has a dropdown menu with
more options which you see when you hover over the word
Make sure you check the news every day, there
might be a new game out, or there might be a free training
session, for your type of pet.
The shops, is what is referred to as the high street. this is
the page you will most likely use the most
I suggest you
set this as your home page
You will spend most of you time
on this page.
This is where you become that
below is a chart of detail for
each link, you may even want to book mark the ones you will use
the most, like the bank and your items.
||Your items/inventory, this is where all your stuff is
automatically kept, you can only hold a max of 50 items here, its
best to store them in your SDB.
||Your shop, create, stock and price up, you can store items in
here to without pricing it, it gets expensive to create a big
shop, its 150np to create your shop this gives you 5 spaces. if
you've been collecting your dailies every day (as shown in
items) you should have
items to sell.
||Guilds, you can choose to join or create your
||Auctions, I would avoid, until you know items prices, you can
find good deals here, but you can also lose out if you don't
study the prices before hand.
notice board is a place where you can post your classified ads.
The more Neopoints you pay, the higher your position in the
board! The ads can be for anything, your homepage, your shop,
your pet's homepage, anything you want as long as it is
Neopets-related! All the entries in the notice board will expire
after one week!
Wiz - probably one of the most important- this is like a "shop
search engine" here is where you find your bargains.
Battledome - well for a lot of Neopians, this is the reason they
play, if you have no idea how to battle, please refer to our
||Lower ~ The Neopian Bazaar - this is the main set of shops,
with everything from clothes to food, don't be tempted to always
buy from these shops, if you search the wiz for the same item,
you might find that its much cheaper to buy from players shops
rather than the Neopian shops.
||Upper ~ Neopia Central - this is also a set of shops,
but this is where the hospital is. YES your pets can get sick.
you need to diagnose what illness your pet has, you can buy the
cure from there pharmacy, or like with everything else, you can
use the wiz to try and get a cheaper cure. this is also where the
rainbow pool is, for painting your pets (after you get a paint
brush that is), and for the really lazy Neopians, this is where
the hotel is. YES... you don't have to care for your pets, you
can pay someone to do it for you, they can stay in the hotel for
upto 28 days at a time, its perfectly safe and your pets are fed
and cared for.
||The Neopian Marketplace - you can go to your favorite
store or make use of the wiz without waiting for all the shops to
display. it costs a lot to have your shop displayed here, these
are the biggest players shops, and the shop sizes are in the
region of 500 to size 1000. The soup faerie is also based
here. she will feed your pet until its bloated, (only
people with under 3,000 NP can use it though)
||Neopets Merchandise News and all future announcements,
pictures, sneak previews and new releases will be posted here
||Price Changes -
the Neopian Shops always check their prices against the wiz -
just to see if they are charging too much, or too little. This
page shows you a list of the recent price
||The National Neopian Bank -
If you don't already have a
bank account, create one, and make sure you deposit your NP each
night, and collect the interest the following day. it is free to
open up an account but the more money you deposit the more
interest you get.
Trading Post lets people exchange items safely without fear of
being scammed. People can trade with either money or goods. make
sure you check the wiz price of the item you want to trade, and
decide what you would like in return, you might be offered
something good or junk. For in-depth trading post help click
Money Tree is a place where people donate their Neopoints, and
people who are far more needy can come and get them...if you wish
to make a donation or see if there is anything going for free.
The more items you take per day, the less chance of you picking
something up. (you do need a fast computer to get lucky
||Your Safety Deposit Box (SDB) - Every account from the bank lets you have a free
safety deposit box! You can store your items in here to stop
thieves getting at them.
||Create a house for your pets, fill it with furniture, build
extensions and explore your neighbourhood!
Ok so we've established, there is no easy way
of getting the items you want, apart from good old fashioned hard
Set your sights on a goal that you want, this
might be totally beyond you reach, up to now you might have
earned a couple of thousand on a good day.
There are plenty of games in the games room,
why not take a few hours and try them all, even if you are
rubbish, you will get to know the ones that you like best, and
failing that you've probably earned quite a few neopoints (nps)
in the process of trying.
Check out our game
review pages for decent hints, also do the faerie crossword
daily, the answers are posted on our home page, and its an easy 600np
and don't forget the list of freebies/dailies
(see Neopets Dailies)
There's just one thing I
almost never see mentioned in the advice for newbies or advice on
obtaining a paintbrush: the art gallery. You don't have to be a
pro to get in- my little cousin just whips stuff out and seems to
get in every time (well, all three times he's entered). I hate to
give away our secret, but thus far in my guild we've won: a red,
starry, silver, Checkered, skritchy-sketchy, invisible, gold,
Mystery Island, Maraquan, and yes, the coveted Darigan paint
brush. We've also gotten petpet paint brushes (from green to
glowing to robot) and petpets like symols and faellies and
khonsus. True, they also give the occasional codestone (bleh),
but its been worth it for the most part to keep entering (my
other cousin's mynci entry didnt get picked on Mynci day, but 3
months later she found a purple petpet paintbrush in her
inventory- they picked it at random!) That and you win 10,000
points. Just thought you might like to add that. As I mentioned
before, no one else seems to acknowledge the gallery as a place
to get a PB - TigrrrLily