Like many Neopians, I was not content with only four Neopets so I created a
second account. Since my second account now also has four Neopets, I predict
that by the end of the year I shall no doubt create a third account. While having
multiple accounts can be a hassle (how am I supposed to find the Neopoints to
pamper all of my Neopets??) there are several advantages. Today, I would like
to discuss multiple NeoHomes.
I am very indecisive. Consequently, I had issues when I decided to create
a NeoHome. Where would I build? Neopia Central? Mystery Island? Lost Desert?
Terror Mountain? Faerieland? What would I build my NeoHome with? Bamboo? Wood?
Chocolate? Marble? Cloud? Then I realised something-I had two accounts! I could
build one NeoHome on Mystery Island out of bamboo and one on Neopia Central
out of cloud. As many other Neopian Times writers have explained, different
NeoHome locations come with different advantages. I wanted my Neopets to have
the benefits of an exotic retreat such as Mystery Island as well as of an urban
setting such as Neopia Central. With two NeoHomes, I can have both. I don't
have to choose.
One of the reasons why I decided on another NeoHome on Neopia Central instead
of choosing Mystery Island again was that the land on Mystery Island is a rather
ugly brown dotted with rocks. In contrast, Neopia Central has lovely grass and
daisies. While the appearance of the land does not really matter anymore (I
can always cover it with a garden), this shows that Neopians by nature are fickle
and like to change their minds. After a couple days on freezing Terror Mountain,
the Lost Desert can seem very appealing. Unfortunately, we cannot change the
location of our NeoHomes, at least not yet. With a second account, original
"mistakes" may be quietly forgotten and a different NeoHome can be built elsewhere.
I believe that NeoHomes can be expressions of art. Before actually building,
I designed how I wanted my NeoHomes to look like, and to my surprise I discovered
that I greatly enjoyed planning them out. As a consequence, each of my NeoHomes
has its own unique style. Having multiple NeoHomes has kept me from limiting
my creativity and deciding on only one of my designs (back to the severe indecisiveness).
I know that I don't like having my options limited. Why limit your Neopet's?
Every Neopet that I own has (or will have) a room in each of my NeoHomes. This
way, my Neopets can be creative as well, and can choose several different furniture
styles and layouts. My Lola has been wavering between the Kauvara and Zen themes.
Since she will have two rooms, one in each NeoHome, she can be like me and not
have to decide (indecisiveness runs in our Neopian family).
Pampered pets also need room for all of their prized possessions. Sometimes
a Neopet's toys and other personal items just don't fit all in one room. I don't
know what Neemjho would do to me if he didn't have enough space for all of his
books and papers!
Of course, multiple NeoHomes do come with some disadvantages. After my latest
NeoHome spending splurge, I decided to abstain from more shopping and building
until I replenished my Neopoint supply. Unless you're a multimillionaire and
can throw thousands of Neopoints down the drain without a second glance, I recommend
slowly building and furnishing multiple NeoHomes one room at a time. It may
take longer, but you will avoid a sudden shock after checking how much money
you have left after building a ten-room transparashield NeoHome in Faerieland
as well as a twelve-room cloud castle on Terror Mountain. However, despite the
slight monetary setbacks, multiple NeoHomes are well worth it.