Chances are, if you can have them, you've made at least one or two Neofriends.
And if you haven't, or even if you have, you're probablly totally clueless about
them. Am I right?
Well, even though I'm fairly new to NeoPets, I've found a few sucessful ways
to make Neofriends:
- Firstly, try to find people who you know personally. If you have a friend
who you think would make a good Neofriend, ask them if they're on NeoPets. If
you don't want to make a direct approach, ask them what kinds of Web sites they
like. If the name NeoPets happens to pop up, say, "Hey, I'm on NeoPets too!
How about being Neofriends?" I made two of my Neofriends this way.
- Next, look around the site for people who have similar interests to yours.
If there's a caption contest or storytelling winner who's entry you think is
funny, and you've entered the contest as well, look them up in the handy user
lookup that the friendly NeoPets staff has provided for our use. If there's
someone who had their story published in The Neopian Times, and you like to
write too, look them up! If there's a user who has won trophies in the same
game you like to play... well, you get the picture. I made my other two Neofriends
by doing this.
- If all else fails, try typing random names into the search box. Who knows,
you just might find the perfect match for you!
Now that you've got your Neofriends, the next step is keeping them. Here are
some tips on how to stay friends with you're Neofriend:
- Send them Neomails! Some people, like me, love to talk with their friends,
but have a hard time keeping in touch. Sometimes, it's up to you to break the
- Butter your Neofriends up by sending them items. For instance, if you know
it's their birthday, send them an interesting item as a gift. If you're poorer,
send them an inexpensive, but ususable item. In other words, it's okay to send
them something like a key chain that they can use, but don't send a useless
item like a bottle of sand!
- Buy stuff from their shop! Ah, Neopoints... the gift that keeps on giving.
Need I say more?
There will probablly be instances in which you will have to get rid of Neofriends.
It's a good idea to delete them if they do the following things (these basicly
follow the ground rules of online safety):
- If they ask you for your password. NEVER give your password to ANYONE!
- If they ask you where you live, what school you go to, or any other personal
- If you look in the user lookup and their account has been frozen.
Well, I hope my guide helps. And remember, be friendly! :)