Your First Five Days as a Neopian...
SOUP KITCHEN - Okay, so you're new to Neopets, and you want a guide to show
you the Dos and Don'ts of playing the game. This article doesn't take much time
to take into action. Note: This guide was intended for Neopians who don't have
much time on Neopets, but are on almost every day. If you go on Neopets a lot,
it's okay to take it 2 or 3 days at a time.
I'll be presenting this article in the format "Day 1, Day 2, etc." As I
said before, you are able to do 2 days in 1 or however many you have time for.
However, if you do skip days, you will have to ignore such mentions on Day 3
and so on like "Go to Tombola" or "Go to Coltzan's", as you cannot go there
until your account is 48 hours old. So, without further ado, let's get down
to business! You are able to skip such things as "Play Meerca Chase" if you
don't have the time, but it is recommended that you do, as games are the main
source of Neopoints.
Well done, you've joined Neopets, and earned 200 Neopoints! Unfortunately, to
play games you need to have verified your account, so while you wait for the
e-mail to come, here are some things you should do:
First of all, you should create your first pet. (You are able to adopt a pet
from the pound, but I do not recommend it, as pets from the pound cost money,
and creating a pet will give you 50 Neopoints) Just pick a species of Neopet,
a colour, name, gender and you're basically done. After that, go to your inventory
(click on "Shops", then click on the ice cream at the top). You will see a picture
of your Neopet! Underneath the picture of a your Neopet, there will be a button
to click on, saying "Get my Newbie Pack!" You will then get 5 items, which usually
contain a book, a weapon for the Battle Dome, and a little food. (When this
article was written, the Newbie Pack contained: The BIG Book of Puzzles, a Rainbow
Gun, a Can of Neocola, a Tigersquash Corn Dog, and a Mint Chocolate Chia Pop)
If you want, you can read to your pet, and equip it with a rainbow gun. Visit
the Healing Springs (In Faerieland) to heal your pets, or possibly get a healing
Go play Fruit Machine (In the Lost Desert) and you COULD win Petpets, Neopoints,
items and more! (You could also win nothing, but it doesn't cost anything, so
why not spin?) Go to the Giant Omelette (In Tyrannia, go to the Tyrannia Plateau)
and get a free omelette! By now, your e-mail should have been sent, so go verify
your account! After that, you should play a few games, just to earn Neopoints
Check the News section every day, as sometimes it can give you really useful
information, like "10,000 Ixis have just been released!" and you really wanted
an Ixi, or, "The newest edition of the Neopian times is out!" For a while, you
should read both the editorial section and the "articles" section in the Neopian
Go on again tomorrow for more information!
Feed your pet food from your Newbie pack yet. Your pet starts out bloated;
feeding him/her won't do ANY good!
Create more than one pet for now, as they get very hard to care for if you
have few Neopoints Buy any stuff yet, that will be taken care of soon enough.
Your pets DO start out in a perfect mood, so you don't need anything yet.
Okay, you've made it to day 2. I don't think that your pet will be hungry
yet, or unhappy. Don't be impatient, though, you will be spending Neopoints
soon enough. Here, more of the beginning Neopets advice is covered.
If your pet is hungry, you can go to the Soup Kitchen and feed it. I recommend
this, because your pet will get free feeding provided that you have less than
2,00 Neopoints Even if your pet is only satiated or very full, you should still
feed it up to bloated. Okay, I think it's about time you made yourself a Neopian
Bank Account! This will be very useful in saving money. Go to "Shops" and click
on the safe. Then, enter your name. You can skip the NeoHome bit, as you won't
(or at least, shouldn't) have a NeoHome yet. Pick any occupation you want, and
any salary you want. Then, depending on how many Neopoints you have, pick what
type of account you want. (If you have less than 1,000 then you'll need junior
saver, and so on.) Then, type in how much money you want to deposit. I highly
recommend you deposit all of your money, because this way, ghosts or something
won't steal your Neopoints
I think that it's also time you created your shop, as it is your second best
way to make Neopoints It's easy to make a shop, just go to "Shops" and click
on the house next to the ice cream. It costs 150 Neopoints to open a shop, so
go withdraw 150 Neopoints from your bank account! Click "Create/Edit a Shop".
Name your shop (it can be anything you want, and you can change it anytime!)
and write a shop description. (If you're good with HTML work you can put that
in your shop, too) Then, pick what Neopets picture you want your shopkeeper
to look like. Name your shopkeeper, and write a little welcoming message that
they say. Then click "Create Shop". You can edit this shop at any time, so don't
worry about disliking something.
Do your daily things: Go to the Healing Springs (You can actually go there
once every 45 minutes if you're on for long enough!) Play Fruit Machine, and
get your free Omelette.
Play some games, and check the News (Optional!)
Buy any stuff for your shop yet. If you have any items that somebody gave to
you that you want to sell, wait for a little, okay? Create another pet yet.
I think you can wait for a few days…
Okay, you've finally made it to 48 hours. Now, a whole new world has come
alive for you. We'll basically be covering the new things you can do today,
so just be patient please.
Go to Tombola (Located in Mystery Island) and spin it. (Warning: Tombola is
closed from 12:00-1:00 Neopian Time. Even if you lose, you still win something,
even if it's just a bottle of sand, and even that has a use. Grarrls just love
to eat those bottles of sand, so it might be a good idea to have a pet Grarrl.
(P.S Don't even bother selling your bottles of sand, as they sell for 1 Neopoint)
Go to Coltzan's Shrine (Located in the Lost Desert) and approach the shrine.
Sometimes nothing will happen, sometimes your pet will be blessed, you may
find food or a dubloon. Whatever happens, you can use the Shrine every day.
You are also able to spin the Wheel of Excitement. You can spin this wheel
once every hour, so you can go on it more than once if you're on for long enough.
However, if you have any valuable items in your inventory, you really should
put them in your SDB before you spin, as the Pant Devil sometimes comes and
steals an item. (Costs 100 Neopoints to spin)
Lastly, you can also spin the Wheel of Mediocrity, but I'm not quite sure you
should do that, as most of the time, it seems to land on 10 Neopoints, or 20.
This is bad because it costs 50 Neopoints to spin.
Don't forget to go to the Healing Springs, Giant Omelette and Fruit Machine,
Play games, check the news, you know the drill… (Optional!)
Spin the Wheel of Excitement when valuable items are in your inventory. Create
another pet yet.
Not making any money? You'll need it for tomorrow, so start playing!
Okay, the main point of today is Shops. Restocking, getting bargains, and
selling things at reasonable prices are included. I will mention the freebies,
but the main focus is on your shop today.
Firstly, go to Tombola, Fruit Machine, Coltzan's, Healing Springs, and Giant
Omelette, in case you get any prizes you don't want.
Check news, play games, earn some more money for restocking (Optional!)
Now, to get down to shops. There is an order in which you need to do things.
Your starter shop can only hold 5 items. If you already have more than 5 items
you want in your shop, you should withdraw some money and upgrade it. Now, here
come the steps.
1. Go to the main shops (after withdrawing some money) and go to whichever
shop you want to have items from. (I recommend that you go to the Neopian bazaar,
it's to the left of the main shops. The items there aren't taken as quickly
as the items from the main shops)
2. Before buying some items you'll need to check the item on the shop
wizard to make sure you aren't getting ripped off. (The main shops' prices are
always higher than normal, because you can haggle down the price)
3. Whichever has the better prices, go buy the item there. Sorry, I
don't carry a guide for haggling. Maybe I'll make one some day!
4. Now you have the item. If you want to put the item in your shop,
go ahead, but by now your pets may be a little hungry, or unhappy. A helpful
thing to do in pricing is to go a few Neopoints lower than the lowest price
you find on the Shop Wiz.
5. Wait for it to sell. When it does, the money will go into your Shop
Till. You should withdraw it from there and put it in your Bank account.
That's all for today, learn more tomorrow!
Sell things too lower than the lowest price is. Making a price lower than it
needs to be will only decrease your profit. Buy things that are expensive: for
now your shop should be fairly cheap. As you get more money, your shop can earn
you more money. Feed your pet today. If they're hungry, that's good. Tomorrow
we'll teach you another way to keep your pets always full.
Well, now that you know how to earn money from you shop, as well as from
your games. I expect that by now you should have a few zeros in your bank account.
Well, today is an important day to be learning about. Today, you'll learn about
"Guilds". Well, you may be saying, "What's a Guild?" That is one of the many
things you'll learn today. Well listen closely, friend. A guild is an organisation
of people who band together to accomplish large tasks. Or, in Neopets, guilds
are more just knots of people who group together to enter contests, win prizes,
benefit from services, meet new Neopians and have lots of fun! Well, here are
some ways to join a guild:
1. If you know somebody in a guild, and want to join the same guild,
type in their username in the search box underneath where it says your Neopoints
(For convenience, we'll use my guild, ~Fire&Ice~ and use my link)Then, click
on the link that says "Amazing Acara in guild ~Fire&Ice~" click on the link
that says the guild name, and it instantly transports you to the guild. Then,
click on Join Guild, on the guild sidebar.
2. Suppose you know the name of a guild, but don't know anybody in it.
Go to Shops, then click on the tower. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the
page. In the search bar, type in the exact guild name, including capitals. Click
"Find that Guild!" then click on the guild name that appears. To join, click
on the "Join Guild" button in the guild sidebar.
3. If you don't have any idea of a guild for you, here's what you can
do (we'll be using Cute City for sheer convenience): Click on Cute City, in
the neighbourhood selection. You'll then see a whole list of guild names and
guild descriptions. There are many pages of guilds, so if you don't see a guild
that you like on one page, why not try another page?
Well, now that you're in a guild, you should begin to benefit from the services
that your guild offers? If there are newbie packs, why not register for one?
Enter contests, and so on? The things to do are (almost) limitless!
Go on Tombola, Fruit Machine, Coltzan's and all the rest of your free stuff.
Play games, read the news. (Optional!)
Create your own guild, unless you have a lot of good ways to advertise your
guild to get some members. Guilds with only one person can get very lonely at
Join a guild, get a newbie pack or free offer and then leave. That is very
cruel to all guilds and guild members to join a guild for free stuff.
Well, there you have it. Your first five days as a Neopian are finished. I
hope you learned a lot about Neopia and Neopets Hopefully, if you did start
out being poor, you looked at this guide and aren't poor anymore! This is Ajennsis,
PS - It's okay to create another pet now, as you probably can afford to maintain
a healthy, happy Neopet.