9 ½ Fun Activities for the Absolutely Broke Neopian
ON THE COUCH, BORED - All right. Admit it. You blew your entire savings buying
that cloud paint brush for your Lupe. So now, you have dust and cobwebs collecting
in your bank and your Neopets are fighting over the last omelette. And oh, you’re
bored out of your mind because really, without Neopoints, there’s not much you
can buy or do for that matter.
Well, I’m here to prove you wrong. There are many, many fun things to do in
Neopia when you’re Neopoint-less. And no, they do not involve running over to
the chat board to scream out “PLZ! I’m POOR! GIVE ME NPS!!!”. In fact, these
activities are fun, innovative, and of course free. And remember, I am not responsible
for any brain tissue damage you may acquire from trying all ten of these activities
1) Fix up your pet’s pet page. You’ve seen the random events with your pet
ranting about it. Now its time to show that painted pet you blew your Neopoints
on exactly how much you love him/her. Some fun things for your pet page include
making little adoptables (aka, miniature pictures of your favourite Neopets
species and then giving links for others to use them) and everyone’s favourite:
What are screenshots? They are basically pictures you take of something eventful
that has happened in your Neopian life that you post on your petpages. Some
popular ones include Jacko giving you a paint brush as a random event or finally
getting that pesky hard-to-find avatar. A note on avatar screenshots – I have
seen pet pages where people thought it would be super amusing to post screenshots
of EVERY single avatar they’ve gotten. Unless you want to get back at your friend
who tricked you into trading your Gallion for their Angelpuss, having more than
100 avatar screenshots loaded onto one poor petpage is never a good idea.
2) Is your neopet jobless? Well, fear no more! Take a trip to Faerieland and
stop by the Employment Agency. Who knows? Maybe you’ll earn a bit of money this
The trick of this one is simple – go to get a basic job and then wait. Start
refreshing the page slowly, and more as time progresses. Then, you’ll see it.
There! The job openings have reloaded! Quickly scroll down as fast as possible
and grab the most obscure job you see. This relies on your speed skill so be
fast. Click – and YAY! You’ve gotten the job opening! Now that you’ve gotten
your neopet a job and all you have to do is… collect 10 apples? Darn. Not enough
Neopoints Well, there goes that bright idea.
3) Run down to the Kadoatery. Oogle at the rich people who would actually waste
2 million Neopoints feeding some Blue Draik Egg to a Kadoatie instead of donating
it to the Money Tree. Other than that, there's always the amusing names the
Kadoatie have. I could have sworn I saw a pink one the other day called Lestat…
4) Remember those Bottles of Sand rotting in your inventory because you believe
one day they'll retire and soar to 10 000 Neopoints each? Now is a good time
to invest in this project.
Take all your bottles of sand and run down to the Cooking Pot on Mystery Island.
Now try combining two different basic sand colours together (e.g.: red and black).
Be super amazed now at what you have created. Yes, you have now made a non-junk
item from two junk items! Continue doing this until Jhuidah gets upset at you
for overusing the cooking pot and kicks you out.
5) Now, take all those NEW AND IMPROVED non-junk bottles of sand and head down
to the Trading Post. Promptly try and trade them for people’s Darigan and Royal
paint brush lots. I know, you’re telling me there’s no way you can get them,
but its fun to annoy those super rich people anyway.
6) Go to the Chat Boards and post a board telling everyone how you are the
fifth removed half-cousin of Illusen who was kidnapped by Sloth and then rescued
by the fire faeries to spend you life training with the Island Mystic. If anyone
points at you and laughs, promptly tell them that they will be eaten by a herd
of angry Kyrii.
7) Visit the healing faerie. Even if your pet has 1000/10 HP, its still worth
it because it’s absolutely free. And sometimes she might even give you a nice
healing potion for your effort. They make your safety deposit box look pretty
8) Try to talk to your petpet. Enter random phrases and watch what does. If
it starts jumping up and down, it’s a good time, like in that Petpetsitter game,
to bring it for a little trip to the washroom. Oh wait – you’re too poor to
afford a Neohome with a washroom. Have no fear, Neopia has lots of open forests…
9) Go to the shop wizard and type in “moltenore”. Now click on someone’s shop
and stare in awe at its prettiness. Come of the realization that this will be
as closest you will ever get to owning that petpet. Just kidding! I’m sure you’ll
one day make so many Neopoints that you can afford anything you want.
… It IS depressing looking at that moltenore for too long isn’t it?
10) Read the Neopian Times. I mean, weekly. Wait, if you’re reading this, it
must mean you read it weekly right? The Neopian Times IS fun, innovative, and
amusing. And there’s always the Editorial, where you can get an idea what will
be happening in Neopia the next week. The best part is that the Neopian Times
is not just for ‘those’ rich people.
Well, after a long, fun-filled day of activities, its time to take a well-needed
break. Head down to the games area and treat yourself to any of the hundreds
of games Neopia provides. Personally, I like Turmac Roll :)