Your questions answered!
Read the answers to the most commonly asked Neopets questions this week in the Editorial section. Each week the most popular questions will be answered by one of the creators of Neopets, so keep checking back to stay updated.
Quote of the Week
Dear Detective Tenicie, I apologize to be writing this letter so late. However, this is a matter of extreme urgency. I got your card from a friend, not thinking I would ever have to ask for your help, but here I am... asking for your aid....
55 Signs You're a Veteran Neopets Player
You know you're a veteran Neopets player when...
1. Your first Neopet is old enough to at least be in primary school now, if not secondary school... or college.
2. Speaking of which, you remember feeling absolutely certain that TnT was going to launch NeoSchool soon, and stocking up on school supplies for your pets just in case.
3. At least one of your favorite games now resides in the Games Graveyard.
4. You alternate between deeply regretting converting your pets... then visiting the NC Mall and being glad you did.
5. You have strong feelings about the Darigan vs. Meridell rivalry. You can't just like both of them, pick a side!!
6. Now that you think of it, you have strong feelings about every plot you've participated in.
7. You remember the feeling of awe you had when the back half of the Neopian globe was first revealed.
The Wheel of Extravagance Project (Part 2)
730 Days of Throwing Away Neopoints
or, How I lost 19 million Neopoints over the last two years.
A little over a year ago, I published an article in the Neopian Times detailing my results with spinning the Wheel of Extravagance for 365 days. In that article, I wrote in the very first paragraph that I was going to spin until I either landed on the coveted Scorchstone wedge, which would award you one rarity-100 item, or lost 20 million Neopoints. Well, two years in, and I'm close to that 20 million upper limit (and still haven't landed on that elusive Scorchstone wedge). With statistics data like this, more data points usually presents a clearer and more accurate picture, so I figured this was as appropriate a time as any to update you, my avid audience.
How to Feed 75 Kadoaties in One Week
My name is Letty, and I fed 75 Kadoaties in a week.
No, I didn't stay awake long into the dead of night, nor did I spend millions of Neopoints satisfying those greedy Kads asking for Grey Toasts up in the top row. I just wanted the avatar, and am a notoriously impatient person. Impatience is always the most risky ingredient in any goal I brew up—usually, it's something we all tell our kids and our Neopets tell their Petpets not to have.
|"An Altador Cup Dilemma" by k3l26
It was a sunny Saturday morning and Calodrun, a Halloween Bori, was having a cup of Breakfast Tea with Raspberry Scones and clotted cream. He reached over for the newest issue of the Neopian Times, which boasted "ALTADOR CUP PRESS TOUR" across the top. It was all over the news and NeoTV, the Altador Cup, because it was the biggest event of the summer.
Calodrun sighed, pushing the newspaper away. Every year, everyone was so excited for the Altador Cup and every year, he wasn’t. He just didn’t really see the appeal – it was too sporty, too noisy, and too spirited for him. He’d much rather stay at home curled up next to a good book or dining at Kelp or the Golden Dubloon. The Altador Cup and its festivities were simply too rambunctious for him.
Right as Calodrun decided he was going to have a quiet day at home during his day off, there was a loud knocking on his front door.
"Cal! Open up, I know you’re in there!" came a familiar female voice on the other side of the door. It was one of his closest friends, Sqiggleywoo, a Royalgirl Blumaroo. She was a Beauty Contest pageant and avid supporter of Team Roo Island.
Calodrun groaned. "Just a minute, Gley!" he called out. So much for his relaxing day off. He got up, slipping his feet into Babaa Pyjama Slippers, and walked over to get the door. The door opened to reveal Gley, who was fully decked out in Team Roo Island gear. She was wearing the Roo Island Altador Cup Jersey, had the Team Spirit Banners strapped to her back, and was clutching a Roo Island Altador Cup Team Yooyu Plushie. She had even painted red, yellow, green, and blue diamonds on her face.
|"The Case of the Enchanted Amulet" by innosently
I awake to a sound that didn't belong. It was in-between an old lady cackle and the cackling of the fireplace... which was NOT currently lit. I am about to go back to sleep until I see something or someone shift under the shadows of my curtains. Now I am WIDE awake. I throw my covers to the side.
"Who's there?" I ask unintelligibly.
It’s okay... I reassure myself. I’m still fighting to stay awake. I am sure that I’m not mistaken as I see a crescent moon like grin and a pair of golden eyes akin to two Neopoints. I blink, and the thing by the window is gone in a flash. Instinctively, I go to a picture frame that I find has been moved. I’m quite the perfectionist and find it uncharacteristic of the portrait to be askew. I quickly remove the frame from the wall and let out a strangled gasp.
My secret vault has been opened and my very rare Enchanted Amulet has gone missing! A terrible knot, like the knotted cloth necklace I had recently gifted a friend, tightens up my insides. My throat has gone as dry as the Lost Desert. I run to my window and look down at the clear front yard. There HAD been somebody at the window. I hadn’t been dreaming... and whoever it was stole my Enchanted Amulet. For some reason, my mind is working faster than usual and I run to the nightstand next to my bed, shaking the Baabaa lamp and bottle of water right off the surface.I do not take notice of the broken contents now at my feet as I find what I was looking for. I hold up a business card. In a simple black, bold type font, it reads: Tenicie Sheridan Holman Private Detective.
|"The Big Move" by hannahcreep
For the Creep family, the moving process was an awful one. No one was expecting it, heck, no one wanted it, but Hannah thought it would be a good idea to bring the family together in one big Neohome to bond better. It was a winter morning when she brought the news. "Guys, I’m back!" Hannah shouted as she slammed through the door.
"Thank Fyora," Ann the cloud Poogle sighed with relief, "we were waiting for you to be done with business. So how much money did we make?"
Hannah chuckled nervously as she put her belongings down and getting a hug from her pet, Konjik the baby Kiko. "Actually none."
Spike the blue Shoyru spit out his orange juice and turned to look at his owner. "You said you were going on a business trip in order to get us painted!"
Spike was disappointed beyond belief but not as disappointed as Ursula the ghost Usul was to hear that she wasn’t going to be painted as a Usukigirl. "You said I was going to be a star! I was going to be Neopia’s next top idol!"
Ursula flew over to Hannah after dropping her cereal and stared in disappointment. Hannah gave Ursula a stern look, bent over, and said, "I never said that. You said that. Actually, I have better news than that can ever be!"
Kon looked up at Hannah and asked, "Better than all of us getting painted?"
Hannah picked up Kon and said, "Better than that. The good news is all of your cousins are going to be moving in with you guys!" No one was laughing, no one was smiling, only staring at Hannah in disbelief. "ALL of them?" Spike asked as he backed away slowly.
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|Ten Things You Need if you Love Faerieland|
Faerieland lovers rejoice! In this week’s article, Sean and I have compiled a list of ten things you need if you love Faerieland! These items were carefully picked by yours truly. All of these items are practical, and meant to be kept in your neohome or gallery with the exception of the books.
also by seanman1224 and 0bibi0