Many people have a sick obsession with one specific theme on Neopets. It could be chocolate Chia's, NC dresses with butterflies on them, or even something simple such as everything pink. Whatever your obsession is(new or old) you want to have a gallery to hold everything and display who you are. If you are just starting off or have no idea what to do, good thing you have me! In this guide, I will tell you everything there is you need to know to run a gallery. From the basic step to buying one, to the part where you go all out collecting, this guide tells all!
The first thing you want to do with a gallery, is buy one! If you all ready have a shop, this will be easy. Shops and galleries are similar, but different. A shop, for example, sell's your items and earns you neopoints that can be spent on anything! Galleries, on the other hand, store your items, and actually take neopoints away from you(updating, buying, etc.) To make a gallery, go to your shop front and click on "Item Gallery". It is under the big sign that says "Marketplace". It will take you to your gallery(that doesn't exist yet) and you can buy one. Now if only you could fill in those bare spaces….
Now, you want to find a theme for your gallery. Themes can be anything but just remember, find a theme that you really like and isn't very hard to collect. Make sure your theme matches your personality. TNT does have a very vivid imagination and have made quite a few "imaginary" objects, so I suggest going through the trading post or Jellyneo's item database. Both are great places to start and find a theme! If you can not find a solid theme, try collecting objects that are your favorite color, or items that your V.I.P Neofriends have gifted you for your birthday. Now to get started…
Once you have bought a few things to start off with, try to earn some neopoints to get more! Play the game of the day, open and work on your habitarium, get a Faerielad job…the possibilities are endless! Collecting is very unhealthy for your bank, but can be really fun! If a random event hands you a rare object, instead of asking for neopoints, ask for a gallery object that is the same price! Always stay on top of the game, be searching the shop wizard for great deals and items everyday. If your birthday is coming up, great! If your friends want you to make a wishlist, just add a few gallery objects that you know won't be a bother to find and buy. One tip I would have for you is always keep an open mind. If you tell yourself that you aren't going to spend any money today, but find a really good deal on an item, take the deal! Neopoints can always be earned, but item values inflate quickly! Another money wise tip I would give you would be, make yourself promises. Once you buy the item that you wanted for your gallery, don't buy anything else(unless needed!) until you earn enough to cover the costs for the object.
Fancy items deserve to be kept in a fancy space! Tnt let's you customize your own shop and gallery. Follow the simple steps bellow to make your gallery unique and you!
1. Go here to edit your gallery description. Some coding experience is needed(but only the simple terms like, how to create a header, how to bold words, how to create a new paragraph etc.)
2. Think of a gallery name. If your gallery is a place where you store petpet's, have your gallery be called something that has to do with petpet's, like "The Petpet Emporium!". You can always change your name, but make sure that the name you choose be a keeper! Whenever you come up with a name, always make sure to let your personality and creativity flow.
3.Choose a place where you want your gallery to be located. Choosing a place doesn't really affect your gallery, but, I advise you to choose a place you visit most, or follow for the Altador Cup! You might just see your gallery the next time you visit that certain place!
4. Just like petpages, galleries can have fancy layouts as well! The difference between the coding is that while petpages can be CSS or HTML, galleries are mainly CSS, and their codes are much shorter! When you choose a layout, choose one that fits your theme. If none of the colors or images fit your theme, edit them(if it is okay with the site owner)! For example, my friend owns a Bruceicle themed gallery. Since Bruceicles are just popsicles shaped as Bruce's, her color scheme was a light blue(for the ice) and tan(the color of the wooden stick). You also want to choose images that match along with your theme, so (again) I suggest you use Jellyneo to pick out a few of your favorite themed items. I suggest the following sites bellow for gallery layouts.
5. The next thing that a person sees when they enter your gallery would be your shopkeeper! Your shopkeeper(or in this case, gallerykeeper) is a pet(s) that watches over your gallery. When choosing, choose one that fits your gallery. For example, if your gallery is all about Roo Island, choose a Blumroo or King Roo. Now, you can name your keeper! Something cute or cocky is key, but if your gallery doesn't express that, than your gallerykeeper shouldn't either. The same thing goes for the message your gallerykeeper gives.
6. Updating a gallery can be very pricey, so only update when needed. For gallery updating prices, just add 200nps every time you update. You can always use Sunnyneo's Shop Calculator.
There you have it! You have your own, top-notch gallery. Make sure to have fun while making your gallery, otherwise it isn't worth it! Just one last tip: never be afraid to show off your gallery. YOU put your hard work and time into it and surely it is something special. Don't get knocked down by the people with big-shot galleries; their galleries once looked like yours.
Have gallery issues, questions, or just need some ideas? Feel free to contact me!
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