Well, when I first started out as a newbie at NeoPets
I had no idea what to do next after I created my pet. But slowly I learned.
One thing I learned is that it is NOT easy. It was hard to buy things
I wanted with only 500 NPs!!! Thatís why, Iím writing this article to
help all you clueless people out there.
When you first join, go to your inventory and get your
Newbie Pack. Itís got a lot of useful things. Then you think, ďHmmÖ Iíve
got 500 NPs, and a few items, so what do I do now?Ē Well, I think that
you should open a shop. It will cost half of what you have, but believe
me, ITíS WORTH IT!!! After that, put the things you got in the Newbie
Pack that you donít think youíll need in your shop, and give it a reasonable
price. Put the price so that you will receive a 45% profit. What should
you put in the shop? Well, I suggest food items, because there are a lot
of hungry pets out there! Oh, and also always make sure there is something
for people to buy!
Play games. That is a main source of where youíll earn
your NPs. A few games to get quick NP are Wheel of Excitement, Meerca chase,
Kiko Match and The Wheel of Mediocrity. Games that will give big pay out,
but big brains and time are needed for Poogle Solitaire, Switch-A-Roo,
and Super Bullseye. Try and make a goal of making at least 400 NP a day,
and increase that amount as you are more familiar with the games.
Bargain and Haggle. Hey, what else can you do? When you buy stuff at the main shops,
you have to click on the item you want to buy and type what youíre willing
to pay. Well the shopkeepers are very generous and friendly (well, most
of the times). They are willing to give you the item for a cheaper price
then it is labeled. Try bargaining for 5% cheaper. Theyíll usually give
it to you, since they know youíll be a regular customer.
Get a Discount
Card. This is not one of the most important NP saving element,
but it will save you a ton of money as you play NeoPets longer. When
you buy something around 100 NPs, and you have a card, that 100 NPs will
be discounted according to which card you have. It you have a 5% discount
card, then you pay 95 NP and save 5. That may not be a lot but in the
long run, it will. And it gets even better, because you can bargain for
that item! Say you bargain 90 NPs, and you do get it, then you only pay
85 NP and save 15 NP according to the original price of 100 NP!
Get a bank account. As NP start pouring in from your
many efforts, you will need to secure some of your money from Ďghostsí
that fly around taking NP. Doing this, you can not only secure your money,
you can also put things in the safety deposit box that is included to
secure your items as well! Opening an account can also give you an extra
30 NPs to your grand collection.
Set a shopping amount. Every time you want to go shopping
set a goal of how much youíll spend. Being a newbie, Iíd say, spend 75
NP. Deposit all your NP into your bank and withdraw your Ďgoalí after
you are finished, then look at how much you still have. Say you have 25
NP left. Good. Save it. Donít take out the money you have in your bank
unless you are going shopping again. The left over 25 NP will be added
on to the next time you shop. As you rank in more NP, this Ďgoalí may
change to a higher amount. When you feel you can Ďcontrolí yourself when
shopping, then you may not need to use this strategy and carry as much
NP as you wish, but donít over do the shopping though.
And hey, keep in mind that the REAL point of NeoPets
is fun, right? Itís supposed to be a game. Itís not how wealthy you are,
or how big your shop is. Itís how much fun your really having. Even if
you had 2 million NPs, but no fun, then whatís the point?