Should Neopets Be Taken Care Of?
Managing and taking care of your Neopets. It’s a topic that’s stirred up debates
and discussions among users. For years, people have encouraged it, been opposed
to it, or frankly not given a darn hoot. But that’s not what I’m here to talk
about it. Oh wait, yes it is, but that’s only because I’m ‘interested’. I’m not
going to say that I’m curious because we all know how it ended up with that poor
So, back to our topic. What exactly is ‘taking care’ of your Neopets? Well,
the idea itself is fairly simple. You take a few minutes out of day to feed
your pets and play with them as well. This has been obviously known to increase
What? Okay, I know, it seems like that sentence should have been longer, but
there’s nothing really to add to it. You see, that’s the only result of taking
care of your Neopet(s). Their happiness value.
And so now, my first point comes to my mind. What’s the use? I find it very
peculiar that my Neopets still somehow remain in such exuberant moods even without
having been fed for months (yes, the truth has come out). The only thing I really
do is spoil them with pricey paintbrushes and give them nice little petpets.
And give those petpets nice little petpetpets. And oh how I wish I could say
I give nice little petpetpetpets to my petpetpets but Neopets still hasn’t come
around to that.
So why has the Neopets Team created this main idea of feeding your pets to
make them happy? Even if they aren’t happy, they don’t starve. But then, they
can turn red or blue if they become depressed. But what if you already have
a red or blue Neopet? I can imagine that ugly situation.
Some owners who are in doubt but are proud to call themselves lazy simply book
their Neopets for long stays at the Neolodge. Pets are automatically groomed,
and fed, and taken care of.
But then the main point comes back to mind. What’s the use of all of this?
Well, many people clearly have delusional minds and think that Neopets are
living creatures that you have created or adopted and that it’s your responsibility
to manage them and take care of them. Pixels do have feelings, right? Right?
So why do pets still remain so happy, even where their owners might quit ‘Neopets’?
Is there kind of conspiracy brewing in Neopia? Because honestly, I’m not sure
Neopets are actually real. They seem to have no sense of life at all. But pixels
should have a sense of life, right?
Since my interest was growing even more while I was investigating this mysterious
theory, I decided to take a visit to the Neoboards. Even so, we all know how
those visits turn out: someone says something to you, you reply back, they say
something witty and then burn you, and it goes on and on. Even if that did happen
to me, I still managed to get some answers from users about managing their Neopets.
I’ve decided to keep their usernames confidential and give them codenames instead,
just for their ‘safety’.
Me: Hi Geet. Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions.
Geet: No problem, dude. I’m all in for this feeding fad.
Me: Okay, so do you feed, groom, and play with your Neopets regularly?
Geet: Dude, what are Neopets?
Me: Are you kidding me?
Geet: Lol, yeah, dude! Gosh, you’ve should’ve so seen the look on your face!
*sighs* No, but seriously, what are Neopets?
Me: Okay, so I guess you don’t exactly have any. Off to somebody else.
So as you can see, my first interview didn’t go exactly as planned, even though
that lunatic told me he was in fact an expert on Neopets. Right. On to
the next person, who was a lot more cooperative!
Me: Welcome Porkatinakortaweenturinalopolous! Tell me a bit about your situation
with your Neopets!
Porkatinakortaweenturinalopolous: Well, I keep them locked up tight in my bee-yo-tiful
warm garden shed. They’re so smart that they made a wundeerful bed out of wires
from the rakes I owned. I didn’t even have to buy them a mattress! Their weekly
treat is a bone, and their meals consist of some leaves, and a garnish of nutty
Me: Oh gosh. That’s, um, well…how can I say it?
Porkatinakortaweenturinalopolous: Oh, praise me later, honey. Right now, all
that matters is my pets. They are the world to me!
Me: Ah, I can…see that. What are their names by the way?
Porkatinakortaweenturinalopolous: Jorje, Molly (he’s very sporty), Jadwidga,
Me: *scribbles something* Okay, thank you for sharing your wonderful story
about you and your family! You guys sound like you truly love each other.
Porkatinakortaweenturinalopolous: Oh yeah, we certainly do. *smiles* Buh-bye.
Me: Okay, I have those pet’s names written now. Someone seriously call the
Defenders of Neopia about this.
After two interviews that consisted of mere confusion and insanity, I finally
came to a conclusion to this matter that’s been bugging me.
It doesn’t really mater whether you manage your pets or not. You either love
them or you don’t. They either live in a home or a garden shed. Families and
people are all different. No one could create a world where everyone did the
same thing. Not even me!
Maybe the Neopians should do something about this. The ‘taking care’ of your
Neopets aspect was never really formatted properly. Neopets are basically immortal.
They can never die. They can never starve. They can never have a hair out off
place. They never, ever look hungry, even though they oddly signal this.
Like I said before, maybe a conspiracy is brewing in Neopia. If Neopets are
immortal, isn’t this a sign that they wipe out the human race and be the real
leaders of Neopia? Fear and rage could spread throughout the world, causing
devastating effects and damage. Nothing would ever be the same again!
But I’ll cover that in another article. I do have to feed my pets, you
know? And play with them. But never grooming. I don’t like hair. It’s evil.
Author’s Note: Thanks for reading my article. If you have any opinions about
my opinions, why not give me a shout-out by neomailing me? I know you want to.