Who wants to have a million NP? Almost anyone, right?
I don't know if I still want to have a million NP.
Now, you might think I'm crazy, but once you make your
first million, you don't know what to do afterwards. It took me three
months to make my first million and it was an uphill struggle the whole
way. My pets would be at the Neolodge for two weeks at a time while I
thought of ways to make NP Before the advent of the Battledome, I always
sold Aquatic food. Hard to get, but the returns were good.
When Battledome came out, everything changed. My source
of income was no longer viable and my shop was bare. I had to rethink
everything. At this time came the greatest revelation, why was I doing
this? I wasn't taking care of my pets, I was leaving them to be cared
for by the staff of the Neolodge. The whole point of being on NeoPets
was to care for your pets, not making NP Although NP is a good thing,
it isn't the main thing.
Once I reminded myself what was important, everything
just came easily. Within weeks of stopping to need to make a million,
I did. It has been growing ever since.
Then something hit me. If I had finally saved up that
much, how much did I actually have? I did some calculations, looked through
my Sales History and nearly fainted at my computer. Over 10 million NP
has passed through my account. I SPENT THAT MUCH???? Once I came to my
senses, most of the money I had spent was for my pets. Buying various
items to make sure they stayed normal. The Lab Ray was something I used
a lot, so I needed various plushies and potions to turn my pets back to
normal. The Stone Lupe Morphing Potion was a pain to find, the Magical
Silver Kougra Plushie has since become an unbuyable, the Gelert Potion
is abundant and the latest Shoyru Morphing Potion is still new, so I was
most fortunate to buy one from the Magic shop.
So I have all these nice things through hard work and
saving. What about those other people who had the unbuyables I had never
seen at the stores? I got to know one and she was quite pleasant. She
told me where to find some of the new items, like the Puzzle Fruit and
she was doing very well. But she had only been around Neopia for a month.
Wow. She must really be good. I gauged my success on hers so I had an
idea if I was doing well. She always had the newest items. I was amazed.
Then, one day when I looked her up, her account has been disabled. OH
NO! Was she cheating? Did she try to scam someone? Was someone just so
jealous? I didn't know and I was scared.
Okay, so if you're a millionaire, people will try to
get your money or say some not very nice things like: "Hey, you look loaded,
give a person a break and give me (insert something here)." or "You need
to help me, because you're rich" or "Come on, you don't need that. Just
accept my offer." So, you have this money and people want to get it from
you (not all, but with the number of fake log-in pages in some people's
store, you get scared) and you become paranoid. Will people think I did
something not nice to get all this? Will someone report me because they
don't like me? All these questions running through your mind because you
have something a lot of people want: NP I was so scared I kept changing
my password everyday. I didn't restock my store, I stayed away from the
Trading Post, I just tended my pets and kept to myself. I became scared
True, I was overreacting, but I was honestly scared.
You hear that people had their accounts hacked into and their pets put
up for adoption. I have had the same set of pets since I started (Poofpoof90
was my original pet and the others had all been adopted from the pound)
and it would break my heart if anything ever happened to them. After a
while, I knew I was acting silly. If I lost everything, at least I knew
it was possible for me to make that kind of money again. If I did it once,
I could do it again.
But, just to be nice, I do recommend being honest in
Neopia. You don't need to scam people or steal anyone's account. It's
really a matter of hard work and remembering what's important. When I
can, I give Neopox Pizza to owners of sick pets. It's a way of helping
out those who are less fortunate and do not have a very fast connection.
Not that mine is that fast, most times I am only able to buy two slices
in an hour.
So what is the price of being a millionaire? You will
lose sight that caring for your pets is what is important, you become
paranoid that people are out there to steal your money, you will be harassed
by those who feel that you have an obligation to help them and the worse
one, you will forget that this is all in the name of fun.
Lighten up, this is a game. Admittedly, it can bring
out the best and worst in people, but it is still just a game. Enjoy playing
with your pets and remember that NP is just another part of the whole
experience, not the driving factor.