The Biggest Mystery Island Kitchen Quest Article of All Time
Before reading, please visit the Mystery
Island Kitchen on Mystery Island!
Okay, I'm guessing roughly 94.523 and a half percent of all people in Neopia
know what the Mystery Island Kitchen is, but then again, I got a C in Math recently.
But anyway, let's start with how I begin my Mystery Island Kitchen Quest. (Please
note this article is mainly about my Kitchen Quests.)
1. I login to Neopets and head straight to the bank and make sure
I have at least 10,000 Neopoints on hand, not in my Bank Account!
2. I open up a new window. (For Internet Explorer users, right-click
somewhere where there is no words or pictures and then go to Open Frame in New
3. In the new window, I go to The Shop Wizard. In the original screen,
I go to the Mystery Island Kitchen.
Why do I do this? Well, the reason the Shop Wizard is in the new window is
because it makes it easier to switch between windows and see what items you
need without pushing the back button. Next what I do is do the Mystery Island
Kitchen Quest. Right now, I'm about to accept to find the ingredients for
Pureed Eggs and Custard Wraps. What I need is a Chilli Jacket Potato,
Chocolate Coated Mint Bar, and Buzz Honey.
So I look up Chilli Jacket Potato. The cheapest price is 1,475 NP, a tad expensive,
but I'm trusting my gut that's the most expensive item. I'm right so far, it
cost me 115 NP for the Chocolate Coated Mint Bar. Then the Buzz Honey costs
me 1,199 Neopoints, a bit above my expectations. Now I turn in my findings to
the Mystery Island Chef, and my Koi earns a Hit Point! WOW! YES! YAH! Let's
Now wasn't that exciting? So far, my total expenses equal 2,789 Neopoints
and my rewards equal 1 Hit Point. I'm going to do it again, but this time the
chef wants Baked Melons with Custard Mash. Hmm... two custard items
in a row... interesting. The ingredients are Kyrii Pop, Cheese and Beans
Jacket Potato, and Strawberry Jelly Jubjub. My Kyrii Pop equals
440 Neopoints, my Cheese and Beans Jacket Potato is only 489 Neopoints, and
the Strawberry Jelly Jubjub: Only 150 Neopoints! Essh! That's a total of 1,079
Neopoints, a whooping 1,710 Neopoints cheaper then last time! But is the reward
as good? Crossing my fingers... the page loads slow, but I get: 909 Neopoints?
WHAT? WHAT? That's a loss of 170 Neopoints!
Total Expenses: 3,868 Neopoints, Total Rewards: 909 Neopoints, 1 Hit Point
That's can easily be considered one of the worst payoffs so far, but I'll
try again. This time Spiced Octopus with Custard Pancakes. No, I'm not
making this up, this is my third Custard Recipe. This time I got Settra,
Sushi Rolls, Caramelised Blunkabean, and Black Cherry Slushie.
Notice this time 4 items are needed. The Settra costs me a whooping 1,900 Neopoints,
equal to about 50% of my total Expenses so far. The Sushi Rolls: 350 NP, the
Caramelised Blunkabean is 230 NP, and Black Cherry Slushie costs me 64 Neopoints
due to some kind soul selling it so cheaply. The total is 2,544 NP. If you away
that darn Settra, it would only of been 644 NP! Grrr... my reward however is
that my Koi gets another stat: 1 Strength Point. Not bad, compared to 909 NEOPOINTS!
I believe it is a lot cheaper then paying that much for codestones or dubloons
for the same amount. So is this good... or bad?
Okay, some of you people are getting bored, but I also want to say there is
one more type of reward: Items. I've currently gotten 2 Stat Increases and 909
Neopoints, but no items. Let's see what happens next with Whisked Kippers
with Lime Mash. Please note there is finally no stinkin' custard. The items
look good this time: Blueberry Roll, Milk Chocolate Moehog, and
Cybunny Carrot Cookie. Big Mistake! The Blueberry Roll costs me 1,700 NP.
Luckily the Chocolate Moehog, which I thought would be between 900 - 1,500 NP
is only 300 NP. The Carrot Cybunny Cookie is 1,100 NP. Eesh! A total of 3,100
NP. What's my reward? Another hit point, this time for my Krawk. The good news
is my Krawk did need more hit points. The bad news it would of costs me less
for a dubloon most likely.
Creamy Eggs with Chervil Sprouts is my next try. I've gotten 909 Neopoints
and 3 Stat Increases. Hopefully the Egg ala Cremé (Whatever that means) and
Chervil Sprouts (Yuk!) will pull me out of the pit. It's a 250 Neopoint
Crablett, a disgusting 3,075 NP Iced Shoyru Meatball, a 498 NP
Tangy Red Melon Slushie, and a 111 NP Mollusc Surprise. My reward:
A Ptolymelon. SWA: 10 NP. A loss of 3,924 NP.
However, this brings me to a very important tip. If you do get an item that
is cheaper then how much you had to work for it, why sell it? Then you lose
money. No... put it in your Safety Deposit Box. You may need it for another
Kitchen Quest, or another Quest entirely. It might even become a RETIRED or
SUPER RARE item. It's happened before, trust me. Of course, if it's better then
what you paid for, use, keep, or sell it: It's up to you.
Well, a 5th Quest equals a 899 NP Rotten Egg Grarrl Gobstopper, 1,000
NP Chocolate Man, 75 NP Neo Crackers, & 100 NP Organic
Olives. However, this time I get a 300 NP Large Metal Shield. Rats!
As you can see, it was a total 12,420 NP spent for: 2 Hit Points, 1 Attack
Point, 909 Neopoints, a Ptolymelon, and Large Metal Shield. Was this a bargain?
Well, it was a fast way to increase my Neopets stats, and I can probably make
those expenses back by playing games. Once I did get a Ultranova here, and over
in the Haunted Woods, the Esophagor gave me a Fish Negg BEFORE they were retired.
So was it a bargain, trade-off, or thievery? All I know is I'm headed over to