How Much Is That Avatar in the Window?
|CHAT BOARDS - Now we have these new Chat boards, we all have some questions about
those cute little pictures -- yep, we're talking avatars here. Questions like,
"What are avatars?" "How do I get them?" and, of course, "Which one should I use?"
Well, this article is here to help. We'll go over the basic types of avatars and
those who use them, and finish up by helping you find your inner avatar. To begin
with, there are four-- no, five-- no, six basic types of avatars. Default, Pet
Species, Faerie, Rich/Poor, Hard, and Staff. First up:
This is the one that you start out with. Mainly used by: New people, people
who want other people to think they're new people, and people who (horrors!)
haven't been on Neopets since the new chat boards were released. So, if you
are new, or for some unknown reason, want people to think you are new, try this
Pet Species Avatars
These, of course come in all 46 species. Acara, Aisha, Blumaroo, etc., etc...
used mainly by those who feel... er, rather taken with (*cough* obsessed *cough*)
one particular species. People using them for this reason will usually have
at least one pet of that species, unless it is a species like Draik or Krawk,
which can also be used as the fourth kind (see below), or as a begging tool--
"Would you please give me a Krawk/Draik, look, I have the avatar and
Also used by those who do not want themselves to be labeled new/Faerie- loving/rich/poor/medium/good
at games... etc. Not surprisingly, this is probably the biggest class of people!
Used by those who like specific kinds of faeries, and also by those who --
well, see the second bit of Pet avatars, above, that don't want to be associated
with a specific type of pet. Mainly used by girls, but also sometimes by boys.
Also for those who want a Fyora avatar, but have not saved enough; or a Illusen
or Jhudora avatar, but have not done enough quests yet.
This class contains only two avatars, but multiple can be associated with
it. These two are Fyora and the Soup Faerie. Fyora is used by those who have
bought something from the Hidden Tower, and don't care if they get lots of Neomails
asking, "WOW U R SO CUL!?! HOWD U GET SO MUCH NPS $$$$$?!?!?! U R SO LOOCKY!!!
PLS ANSWER!?!?!!!!". Well, maybe not quite like that... also by people who have
blocked Neomails and NeoFriend requests.
The Soup Faerie avatar is used mainly by those who: Are rich-ish, and store
their riches in items rather than Neopoints, and those who are poor-ish and
fed their Neopets at the Soup Kitchen anyway. Oh, and those who specifically
like the Soup Faerie, and so bought items until they had under 2,000 Neopoints
and then got it. And those who just wanted a special avatar and that was the
only one they could get.
This category contains four avatar(s). The Illusen one, the Jhudora one, the
Babaa one, and the Meowclops one. Let's start with the Illusen/Jhudora ones.
They are used by: people who like Illusen/Jhudora in particular, not just Earth
or Dark faeries, and those who have done it anyway and wanted a distinctive
avatar. Oh, and those who want to show off that they had enough levels before
the new chat so they could get it in that short length of time. These could
have been put into the Rich/Poor avatar category, as you must have some amount
of riches to get that far.
The Babaa one. Sorry Neopets team, but I have to reveal the secrets! It's
my job... *sudden sounds of clunking* Wow, I never knew they employed a team
of apes to keep people from spilling the beans on their new, secret avatars...
well, let's just say it's a real "nightmare" to figure out! *Another loud clunking
noise* Have I ever told you I'm terrified of apes? Well, I am... so let's
just go on to the next one!
Another Petpet one: This time, though, the actual Petpet gets in onto the
whole deal. As I can't tell you precisely how to get it (the apes will come
back!), let's just say that it's no wonder the price of Meowclops has soared,
and that the refresh button was a very good invention. Okay, so there are two
other categories this could have been in... Rich/Poor and Pet Species... only
we would have had to create a new category, Petpet Species. But since the Meowclops's
price has soared, we find that it belongs in the Rich/Poor category... but since
we've already had that part, we're putting it here! Also by those who want to
show their... liking (*cough* obsession *cough*) for Meowclops. Okay, next avatar!
Okay, okay, so there's only one staff avatar, but it's so amazingly cool that
we just had to make it its own category! This one, amazing avatar is
none other than the astounding Adam, a.k.a. Number Six. Now, I'm going to tell
you how to get it because, at the time of printing, it is astoundingly hard
to get... oh... it seems that Adam uses baby Neopets instead of apes. Ah, well,
the Neopian world will have to live without the knowledge of how to get the
magnificent Number Six/Adam/Borovan avatar. The ones using this avatar either:
especially like (*cough* lurve *cough*) Adam/Borovan, or those who like saying
or thinking "Muahahaha!" This might be put into the Rich/Poor category, or even
the Hard category... but it was so amazingly cool that we just had to make a
So take your time and choose whether you wish to appear obsessed with a certain
pet, petpet, Faerie, or staff member. Or rich/poor. Or really good at games.
(*cough* maths *cough*) All feedback is appreciated, whether it be questions/comments/fan
mail/hate mail. Send to im_kokopelli. NeoTitles? We'll save those for next week.
Oh, and for those who would like to know? I currently use the Number Six avatar,
and I am one who always thinks/speaks "Muahahaha!"