Guide to Job Snatching
FAERIELAND - A city resting on a large, enormous cloud floating in the skies of
Neopia. As home of the Faeries, Fyora's Palace lays in the heart of the big fluffy
floating thing. Anyways, Faerieland is also a great vacation spot with no Mumbo
Pango like in Mystery Island. You're just whizzing your money away until you're
down to your last hundreds.
And this is exactly where the Faerieland Employment Agency comes in, or the
FEA. Of course, you can play games or restock, but I find the Faerieland Employment
Agency more fun. Of course, there is a daily limit... and this article is all
about the famous FEA.
1. What is the Faerieland Employment Agency?
You don't know? o.o I better tell you then. The Faerieland Employment Agency
lies in the Faerie City. Every ten minutes, expect Neopets to come rushing in
at full speed with clouds of smoke, and snatch a job with their paws (or claws)
and if they're fast and lucky enough they might get a job. Then, they have to
do the job, which is mainly getting items and then give it to the FEA, which
will then reward the Neopet with Neopoints, sometimes a bonus for getting the
job done quickly. And yes, there is a time limit.
2. Does my pet has any stats increased while doing the job?
Yes and no. Your pet's fighting and intelligence stats will stay the same,
but it might get a rank raised from doing jobs from the FEA.
3. Does the FEA always have good jobs?
Not always. If you look at Borgarigmus the Lupe's tale in front, you'll see
he says, "Why, once I bought four Rubber Ducks for 30 NP each and was paid 550
NP in return!" And he also said, "Dangit, I bought four Grass Pies for 8,000
NP and was only paid 2,500 NP!"
So you see, it's up to you and your Neopian skills to find a good job that
will raise your Neopoints, not lower them!
4. I don't have a Job Coupon!
Not to worry. You still can do the basic jobs, which come every ten minutes.
I like to lie in wait when it's the next 10 minutes on the page, and refresh
quickly. You will have to be lucky to get a job though, as many people snatches
them. You'll learn that in the next paragraphs :)
The Job Snatching
Now that we've finished with the basics (if you need more FAQ don't be shy
Neomail me) let's go on to why this article was really written, and published
(if you're reading this). Now, every time I go, I can't get a job. One refresh,
and they disappear. Soon, I got used to this and learned to rapidly snatch a
good job. I hope this part helps you!
1. Check that you aren't on a Faerie Quest.
2. Open another window with the Shop Wizard on.
3. Prepare to not bang on the computer if you don't get a job - you will sure
4. When it is nearly to 0:19:00 go to the Faerie Employment Agency Basic Job
5. If you're doing other things, have 3 windows, the last window for whatever
activity (play games, chatting to guild members (if you haven't got a guild
join mine! XD) etc.) and keep an eye on the clock.
Now for the methods...drum roll please, and don't skip a WORD!
Quite common. An random snatch is when you click on any job without taking
a look. I often have to do this when jobs are running out. You might also want
an fast computer and not a old mouse that goes; move up, stuck for 1 second.
Move up, stuck for 1 second. Finally get to the job, the computer froze. That'll
be disappointing and definitely weird. Now, you wait a while and scroll to the
bottom (just do it!) and click on any job rapidly. Then, when you go to the
page, if you see that this job is taken, force yourself and click back, refresh
and go to another job. This often gets you a job if you have practiced at it.
You might ask, and hide in fear. Well, it does improve your skills. If you
(hopefully) want to practice a Random Snatch, just wait on a page of jobs and
then when you think the time is right and all the jobs are taken, try to click
one quickly. Of course it will say that the job is taken, and use back to go
back to the page. When you're satisfied with your speed, go for real. You can
also practice if you are loading a page to go to another link and you know exactly
where it is, try click on it fast when the page immediately loads. Practice,
practice, practice! Practice or no job.
A Little Slower
Be patient young grasshopper. Actually, don't. These two methods are quite
similar. In this method, you don't click like wild like the Random Snatch. Quickly
read the job, and hopefully you have studied and know almost every item in Neopia
and how much it costs. If you actually did that, I think you want ever go losing
Neopoints. Scroll to the bottom, and fine, I shall tell you why. When you refresh,
you are sent to the top list of the jobs. So does the other people who are waiting.
They'd probably snatch from there, meaning LESS people are at the bottom, so
there's a better chance at getting a job there. Quickly scroll your eyes very
fast, but able to read and just click at that big profit - making job, if you're
lucky you get it, and quickly go to the window and search for it in the Shop
Hints and Tips
I'm ready! No you aren't. You choose a method. But I also want to give you
some tips to maybe improve your skills. Read on...
1. I probably repeated this a lot, but I do want to remind you. SCROLL TO THE
BOTTOM. It will give you a better chance of snatching a job rather then the
paws above you. Your page refreshes at the TOP, and all does the other people,
so they would try to snatch jobs they see on the screen first, leaving more
less people getting the bottom jobs.
2. Refresh often. Not that often, though. Usually when I see the job I am aiming
for taken, I press back on my browser, and I REFRESH. New jobs would appear,
and sometimes if you forget to do this, the old ones stay on your list and you'd
be click every one of them which would be taken. Get fresh jobs!
3. Name spelling. This happens to me sometimes. I think you would rather miss
a bonus, would be quite nice if you went flipping through your dictionary you
prepared, only to find out that word was actually a Neopian word and didn't
exist in the big book of words. If you can't spell the word properly, rather
then having a hundred attempt at the Shop Wizard, just copy and paste. Easy.
That's probably it. What are you waiting for? Get to Faerie City, wait for
the rush and get a job! Raise your 100 Neopoints to 5000 Neopoints! And most
importantly, good luck, and have fun!
(Author's Comment: If you are reading this, it's my first time in the Neopian
Times! I'd like to thank Snowflake (for publishing this article) and ME (for
earning a shiny first place Neopian Time trophy for my lookup!)