Earning NP in the Changing Economy
Think fast! Neopia is a rapidly changing place these days, and all these changes
could dramatically affect the way that you make a living here. Did you used
to rely on the nearly risk-free stock market? Now that it is a whole lot easier
to lose money on your stocks, maybe it's time to find something better.
you completely and utterly dependent on your shop for your income? With restocking
times now randomised, it's going to be more difficult to find stock for your
shop. Has NeoPets done away with your favourite game? Well, how can anyone be
expected to make a decent living in Neopia with all these changes? It's simple:
you have to be flexible.
Games and user shops have long been the most popular ways of earning NP. Doing
jobs at the Faerieland Employment Agency can also turn a tidy little profit,
but with the recent increase in item prices, profits are becoming less and less.
Still, these three techniques (games, shops, and the Employment Agency) are
the most reliable ways to earn NP. Focusing on these three techniques, here's
how to keep your bank account full up:
Think diversity. Don't let yourself become too dependent on one thing. The
Employment Agency is great, but it shouldn't your only means of making NP. The
same goes for your shop. Don't rely only on your shop, play the games too. Furthermore,
don't become dependent on just one game or even on one kind of item to sell.
For example, if you've been relying on food to keep your shop profitable, try
selling food as well as books! It's a good idea to try selling a little bit
of everything at first, and afterwards decide on at least two types of products
(like books and garden items, etc.) and stick with those. Then, every once in
a while, try selling something different to make sure that your shop is turning
a maximum profit. If you find one day that cosmetics make you more money than
food, then start selling cosmetics instead! But don't become reliant on cosmetics
alone; make sure you're selling another kind of product, too. That way, if something
happens and the prices of cosmetics drops, you'll still have your second product
to keep you out of debt while you're finding a different product to replace
Ah, games: perhaps the most tried-and-true way to make NP. But the gamesroom
is also subject to change. Your favourite game could be here today but gone
tomorrow. It isn't too likely, but hey, look at the original Kiko Match! So
it's important to be prepared for changes in the games too. The same rules that
applied to the shops also go for the games. It's probably best to pick at least
3 or 4 games that your enjoy playing and that earn you a good amount of NP.
Play these games often so that you can get good at them and maximise your profit.
But don't forget to try some different games every now and then! You may find
that you can make more NP playing a new game than one of the old ones. Just
make sure you pick at least 3 games that you like and that you are good at (everyone's
list of choices will be different), play them often, and remember to expand
your gaming horizons once in a while, in case one of your old favourites gets
So, with these tips in mind, there's really no need to fear change in Neopia.
The key is to be prepared for it, and above all: don't get stuck in an NP-making
rut! Do not rely on just one thing to make a living. A combination of games,
your shop, and the Employment Agency is a virtually foolproof way to keep you
and your bank account happy. Doing this will keep your profits up no matter
what happens in Neopia!