A Neopoint-Making Plan to Earn You Millions
NEOPIA CENTRAL - So, you want to be a Neomillionaire? Don't we all. Every issue
of The Neopian Times features dozens of articles about making NP, playing games,
and saving money--but I have never seen an actual plan. Countless times while
sitting at the Help Chat I have seen some poor soul ask if anyone can give them
tips for how to make some Neo-cash, and every time they are scoffed, ignored,
and pointed to the game room with no explanation.
One day, I got sick of this happening--mainly because I was one of the poor
people being pointed wordlessly to the game room day after day. So, one lazy
summer Saturday, I sat down and outlined a plan. With this plan, I bought a
laboratory map in two weeks (starting from 0 NP in the bank), and I have later
used it to save up quickly for paintbrushes, codestones, battle weapons, and
petpets. But enough yammering from me, here is my original plan, outlined step-by-step:
1. GO TO THE FREEBIES
Every day, after I log on and before I even answer my Neomail, I head to the
Explore link and hit all of the goodies. The order of my preference (you don't
have to follow this, but I do recommend some order so you don’t forget something)
follows like this: Wheel of Mediocrity (Tyrannia), Omelette (Tyrannia), Tombola
(Mystery Island), Wheel of Excitement (Faerie Land), Healing Springs (Faerie
land), Fruit Machine (Lost Desert) and Coltzan's shrine (Lost Desert).
Sometimes you'll just lose Neopoints. Sometimes you'll win a Faerie paintbrush.
It's all the luck of the draw, but a simple study of mathematical statistics
show that the more you do it, the better your chances are of some day hitting
big (and besides--it will only cost you a maximum of 300 NP)!
(TIPS AND WARNINGS: Before you make your round, donate any spare junk you
have to the Money Tree. Not only is it a nice thing to do, I've noticed that
a lot of times you get more random events and sometimes your prizes are better.
Also, whenever Tombola runs out of cash donate to him too! WARNING: if you
have multiple accounts, don't be stupid and try to claim on more than one account.
You WILL be frozen, no questions asked).
2. HEAD TO THE GAME ROOM
You might want to wait until you have a lot of spare time to do this properly.
Go to the game room , sit yourself down, and play every single game of a certain
type in one day. Figure out which ones you're best at (it's time consuming,
but you only have to do it once--and no matter how badly you do, you'll still
make a decent profit from all the games you play!) and remember or make a list.
Then, every day go and play the games in the order of the ones you're best at.
My order follows like this: Meerca Chase, Extreme Herder, Korbats Lab, Swarm,
Carnival of Terror, Spell-or-starve, Destruct-O-Match, Codebreakers, Cliffhanger,
Poogle Solitaire, and Pyramids. On most days I don't have a chance to play more
than two or three of these, but that still puts a pretty profit in my purse.
Figure out what your best games are, and what gives out the best Neopoints.,
and play them any chance you can!
(TIPS AND WARNINGS: As with the freebies, only play games on one account
or get frozen. TIPS: if you can, keep two windows open. That way, you can play
the games and still surf around, chat, answer mail, or do whatever you do in
3. DON'T HAVE FLASH?
I know what a pain it is to try and make Neopoints. if you can't play the
flash games, but there are plenty of good games that don't require flash. A
number of websites offer answers to Cliffhanger, Poogle Solitaire, and Faerie
Crossword. If you spend some time with it, those three games alone can give
you almost 3,000 Neopoints. a day. Then play pyramids, Sakhmet Solitaire, Blackjack,
and Dice-A-Roo. Even if you DO have flash, don't overlook these games! They
require a lot of refreshing, and the more you refresh the better your chances
of getting random events. Also, Dice-A-Roo can give you food, faeries, and lottery
tickets--and the jackpot is winnable, I know from personal experience (it was
only 400 NP at the time, but that's beside the point)
4. HEAD TO THE BANK
Now that you've made some Neopoints., go to the bank. Collect your interest,
and deposit your winnings. NEVER CARRY MORE THAN 1,000 NP AT A TIME. Why? Well,
there's a number of reasons. First, you can have it stolen by a number of Neopian
bad guys. Whenever the Tax Beast takes 10% of the 100 Neopoints. you're carrying,
it's not a big deal. When he takes 10% of the 10,000 you're carrying, you'll
get a little miffed. Another reason is that if you are carrying it, you'll be
likely to spend it without realizing. And, last of all, the more NP are in your
bank account the more interest you'll be able to collect.
5. GO BACK TO EXPLORE
Now that you've done all that, a few hours might have passed and you'll be
able to spin the wheels again. I go to Mediocrity first, then Excitement, then
go to the Spooky Fairgrounds and spin the Wheel of Misfortune. You might want
to skip the last wheel, since it can do some rather unpleasant things, but I
am an avid collector of the evil plushies you can get from the wheel. Also,
now that you're at explore, take a stop by Meridell. I always spend time in
Meridell whenever no one is on to chat with, because the games are simple, fun,
and don't generally require flash. First I bet on Turdle Racing 3 times, and
then I play Pick Your Own, Potato Counter, and Tower of Turnips just because
I think they're fun. (TIP: I really recommend having two windows open during
all of this so that you don't lose sight of your usual neo-duties. I realize
that's nearly impossible to do with some browsers, so if you're one of the people
stuck with AOL, remember to take a break every so often!
6. SPEND SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF
You might say this step isn't necessary, but I beg to differ. What's the point
in playing Neo if you don’t get to do what you love? Myself, I am an avid role-player,
so I usually spend a good amount of time at the boards with my pets. Do whatever
you like to do, and don't forget to have fun! An added bonus is, as I said before,
the more you refresh the more random events you'll find, and there's no better
way to do that than to wander around the site.
(TIP: if you spend a lot of time online, you'll get more than one chance
to spin the wheels. ALSO, if you like to chat, spending time at your favorite
chat board is a great way to find out about NP-making opportunities. Most every
board has at least one person who will point out that Snowager's asleep or Turmaculus
is awake, and it will save you frustration later)
7. HAUNT THE SHOPS
I recommend doing this on a different day than you play every game in Neopia,
otherwise you will go insane. But, at any rate, if you want to make NP it's
a crucial step. As you wander, see if you can catch any restocks in any shop.
The first time, it might do well to just watch, see what things sell at what
speeds, what prices they're selling at, and then check those against the Shop
Wizard. If you can make a profit, and think your connection is fast enough to
handle it, then set up your tent in the shop. Don't just sit there and refresh;
go to the shop, refresh once or twice, and if it stays empty go play with your
pets or feed them, or check a Wiz price, anything. Hit the back button every
few minutes and refresh again. Whenever you see something you know is selling
for a profit, click on it and do as little haggling as possible. As you get
better at it, you'll know what you have time to haggle for and what you don't.
The best shops for restocks: Magic, Books, Chocolate, and Pharmacy, in that
(TIPS: prices change dramatically on some items, so be sure to stay current
with wizard prices. Also, quest items, especially snow Faerie items, are hot,
so see what people are asking for quest help with.)
8. STOCK YOUR SHOP
Use the quick stock feature in Your Items to quickly and easily put in everything
you've gotten from the shops. I usually only do this once a day on weekdays
and twice a day on weekends, because I wait until I've hit all the restocks
I plan to--usually at least two or three. Price them according to the Shop Wizard
prices, and leave them. I empty my till every day after I play games, so I get
the profits from the night before.
Well, there you have it: Wolfskin_'s patented moneymaking scheme. What, you
were expecting it to be easy? Nothing worth having is easy (scammers prove that!)
but this is simple and anyone can do it (I have a 28k modem and flash doesn't
work half the time, and I can still make plenty of money!). Some final tips
to help you on your way:
Horde items that you find, and don't sell them until you REALLY need the money.
I only clean my SDB in times of dire emergency.
Don't waste Neopoints. on items you'll never use--honestly, if you don't battle,
why do you need all those weapons?
Don't do ALL of this ALL the time. You'll get burnt out. Whenever I'm not
actively saving for something specific, I usually only play two or three games
a day and only stock items that fall from the sky and hit me on the head. Figure
out a happy medium and stay there until you need something, otherwise you'll
Please don't beg. It's obnoxious, and it gives people who ask serious questions
a bad reputation, therefore we get nothing done.
And, last but not least--DO NOT BECOME CONSUMED. If you' spend 24/7 playing
games and saving NPs, therefore ignoring your friends and allowing your pets
to starve, you're losing the point. Stay in focus and HAVE FUN.