HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY:
Neomail Jake when you have created your store. At the end of the month you will turn in your final Cash on Hand and Total Plushies Sold.

Build-A-Conjure-Bear

Who doesn't love a nice stuffed friend to keep you company? This month we will be playing Plushie Tycoon! Though this game might seem daunting at first, I assure you once you get the hang of it it's really quite simple!


how to enter

To enter this event neomail Jake after you have created your shop. It is best to look through the start-up guide provided and keep the other provided guides on hand as well. If you have any questions, that have not been answered in the guides, feel free to neomail Jake at any time.

startup guide

This is just something I typed up to help start the first round of plushies.

CHOOSE YOUR TIME

After you create your store, click on the "Main Page" link and there will be a note to set your time. The game updates once an hour between 10:00 am NST and 5:00 pm NST. (Note that the update time is currently ~:42 minutes past the hour). So make sure to figure out which time zone will work for you.

PAY YOUR RENT

Go through and pay rent for your factory, warehouse, and shop. To do this simply click on the corresponding link and you'll be met with the option to pay rent before you can do anything.

ADS AND UPS

After you pay your rent the next thing you'll want to take care of is your Advertizements and Upgrades. To upgrade these just go the "Your Store" and click on Upgrades. Buy the first three levels of the first three options. So you'll buy Standard Carpet, Desk Lamp, and Anti-Theft Tags. Next click on Advertizements and buy the first three levels of the first four options. So buy Stickers, Dry-erase Boards, Jelly Beans, and T-Shirts.

CHECK YOUR PRICES

This is the formula you will use to check to see if it is feasible to build. To do this click "purchase raw goods" and you will be met with the different categories. Add the price of 4 green rolls of cloth, 1 unit of neo cotton, 1 unit of rare gem, and 1 unit of paper bag. If the price is MORE than 3,900 do nothing, wait for the next price update. If the price is BELOW 3,900 build 6 jobs. If the price is BELOW 2,900 build 8 jobs. If the price is BELOW 1,800 build 10 jobs.

BUY MATERIALS

The plushies you'll want to focus on are Bori, Bruce, Buzz, Chia, Cybunny, Gnorbu, Grarrl, Hissi, Ixi, Kau, Kiko, Koi, Moehog,Tonu, and Tuskaninny (3 rolls of cloth), and Draik, Elephant, Kougra, Lutari, Xweetok, Yurble, and Zafara (4 rolls of cloth). The reason we want to build these is because we can use the Rare Gems and sell them for more. So depending on what your initial item cost was, buy enough material for the number of jobs you're doing. Buy the amount of cloth you'll need, one neo cotton, one paper bag, and one species specific (make sure you follow the suggested species listed) Rare Gem.

START JOBS

To start your jobs go to "Your Factory" and select "start new job". It will provide you with a list of species that you have the materials for so be careful when you choose so you dont hit the wrong one. Select all 4 items to include in your job and submit.Each job (for now) will be 100 plushies. Don't start jobs of 200 or more at this point.

HIRE WORKERS

For your first round of jobs you'll want to hire 250 Trainees and 24 Managers (keep in mind you will always have one Manager working for you so you will have 25 total). Your workers will be paid for every update you have them hired so //it is very important that you fire them after one update//. ALSO KEEP IN MIND that not all your jobs will be completed and that is okay! Still fire your workers and they will complete them once you start your next round of jobs.

SHIP AND SELL

Once your jobs are done they will automatically go to the warehouse where they will "load" until they are ready to ship. At the beginning this usually takes ~3-3.5 hrs depending on how many jobs are loading. Once they are loaded you can ship them to your store for a small fee. They will show up in your store 5 minutes later and will start selling with every update. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE NP FOR YOUR JOBS UNTIL THEY SELL COMPLETELY. THIS IS NORMAL.

FOR MORE INSTRUCTION FOLLOW THE GUIDES PROVIDED

other guides


Guide: http://www.neopets.com/~maplehood
Guide: http://www.neopets.com/~sungminty


PT Charts: http://www.neopets.com/~GrundyTycoon

quick tips


ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 1K CASH ON HAND AT ALL TIMES. You will always have at least one Manager working for you no matter what and if you don't have the funds to pay him you will go bankrupt and have to reset your game!

Everyone's price update will be different. They will happen sometime within the hour, just monitor/check regularly to figure out your personal price update time. (THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN GAME UPDATE, THAT HAPPENS AT THE SAME TIME FOR ALL)

Pay attention to your start time! After you select the time zone for your shop you cannot change this! Refer to GrundyTycoon to help you decide which time zone would work best for you this month.

There are 8 updates every day so make sure you select a time that will allow you to be online for most of the updates.

Make sure you fire your workers! Having workers hired without having the materials for a job can be a devastating loss, make sure to double check!

Best day to start: Thursday May 4 The reason you'll want to pick this day to start is because you will end up missing the last day of the Tax Man!

prizes

Here are all the badges you could earn this month through this activity! I wonder what the secret to unlocking them is?



There are also 200 participation points available for this activity!



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