Neopets 2012 Database Breach

In 2012, a breach of data threatened somewhere around seventy million users, although an unconfirmed total, the ramifications for such a large number of potential victims is immense. The reason why this hasn’t been more widely publicised until now, apart from the strict Neoboard filters deciding exactly what you can say and when, is that it’s only been addressed by the Jumpstart team in an announcement on their official Facebook page last Thursday, the 5th of May. This Neopets Database Leak is the biggest shocker to hit the Neopian world in quite some years.
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The data breach whilst causing some disquiet has largely affected only inactive accounts now purged from the system, according to Mr Czulewicz a chief revenue officer for JumpStart. The only information compromised included emails and locations, and not payment information or addresses associated with cards. He reaffirmed that account security was the central priority for the company, in an effort to dispel any rumours of further security compromises. Why this matters years later, in 2016 is that it highlights the ever increasing need to improve our online security, not just Neopets but everywhere.
If you don’t update your password and pin number regularly, you definitely should. It is recommended every 2 – 3 months, and all passwords should contain a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and pin numbers should be randomised.
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In the event of another large security breach compromising accounts, making a detailed list of all current Neofriends, NC purchases and transactions, and items currently in your closet is strongly advised. If anybody has ever been on the laborious ‘request support’ page, you’ll understand why. In retrieving any data for an account, you must be able to prove the account belonged to you – and not to the hacker.
In the past few days, Neopets has several extra measures to keep accounts secure, those include a captcha upon accessing any user’s lookup or pet lookup, and perhaps more pertinently, a password reset for all affected players. What might seem like a temporary inconvenience for the average Neopets user, we’re assured, is a necessary measure of protection.

Neopets Trading Card Game

The Neopets Trading Card Game or Neopets TCG was a real world card game that people could purchase and collect in order to play its two player tournaments with friends or foes. It was launched in 2003 and was produced by the company Wizards of the Coast which is pretty known for being the creators of many popular collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon Trading Cards, and others.

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Neopets TCG – How to play

The game mode was simple (keeping in mind that it’s intended for 8+ age range): each of the two players needed to play would have a play deck with at least 40 cards, and another one of Basic Neopets stack with 10 to 15 cards in it, at the same time, a dice will be needed for this game. Once this is settled, the Neopets of the cards would participate in Contests in the four different arenas that exist in the TCG: Strength, Agility, Magic, and Intelligence. Players would use boosters cards such as items and equipment to put over their Neopet card in order to increase their skill in each arena. The winner of a particular contest can either draw a card or bank it and the first player with 21 points in their bank would win the game. You can also win the game if your opponent runs out of cards in their draw pile.

It’s important to keep in mind that you can only have 3 of each card in your deck, not more than that since that would be against the rules of this game. At the same time, a game mat might be needed to keep things more organized and simple when you start playing the game. If you don’t have an official one, you make your own custom one to avoid any confusion, drawing them on a large piece of paper and saving this one for the tournaments might be a good idea.

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To start the game, each player needs to have their decks shuffled and placed in the right place on the game mat, after which each one would take four cards from the top of their respective decks. After this, both players will roll the dice to see who will go first. At the start of each turn the player should untap any of their tapped Neopets, which is the act of turning the card sideways to indicate they have been used. You can tap a card to attach equipment to the Neopet but if you do this, this card will immediately become tapped and you won’t be able to use it anymore for that turn, neither to enter a contest with it during that one. Once all cards have been untapped, the player can draw a card from the top of the deck, if they have less than three Neopets, the can also draw a card from the Basic Stack and place it in of the arenas. Then, the player can play Locations and Equipment cards, move pets to different arenas or start contests.

The contests can be played in any of the four arenas but Neopets, Villains or Heroes that are already placed in that arena are the only ones that can enter them. You can also only have one contest in each of the arenas per turn. If you wish to start a contest, it needs to be your turn and you need to have one of the last said cards in one of the arenas. You then should tap such card and if your opponent current does not have any card on that arena, you win the contest by default. If the opponent does have one or more cards in the arena, then the contest will begin and each player will be able to put a card facing down and then flipped at the same time to see the effects they will create. Then, both players will roll the die and add such number to this formula: base stat + equipment + item + roll. The highest score will win the contest, and if it’s a tie then both players will roll the die once more.

Neopets TCG – Types of Cards

As said briefly before on this guide, there exist different types of cards inside the game, which are divided in categories and colors to be more easily identified. This ones are: Basic Neopet, Experienced Neopet, Item, Equipment, Hero, Villain, Something Has Happened!, Location, Fate (Curse and Quest) and Constellations.

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1) Basic Neopet (Yellow)

The Basic Neopets cards are always represented by existing solid colored Neopets and have a deck of their own inside the game. Each card has a single element affiliation and a score between 1 to 9. These types of cards are the elemental part of the game and have a great importance both in attacks and defense in the contests.

2) Experienced Neopet (Grey)

The Experienced Neopet cards are represented by Neopets with more advanced character features than the Basic Neopets, like Zafara Princess and so on. They are part of the main deck and they have higher attributes than the previously seen type of card and can also have more than one element affiliation. While playing, if you have an Experienced Neopet card in hand that is of the same specie of a Basic one that you currently have playing in the game, you can replace it for the Experienced one and send the Basic Neopet card back to the bottom of it’s pile.

3) Item (Red)

The Items cards are used at the beginning of a contest by adding them to the Neopet that will participate in such battle. The points listed at the bottom of the item card will be added to the stats of the Neopet card during the contest, and after it has finished, the Item card will be discarded. At the same time, Items can also be banked for when the player wins a contest, since to win the match 21 banked points are needed.

4) Equipment (Blue)

Equipment cards are pretty similar to the Item cards, in terms that this one can also be banked in order to add up the total needed points to win. Players can also use them to equip them on Neopet cards, for this both the pet and equipment must have the same element in order to be allowed the fusion of points, and such Neopet card must also be tapped. The equipment card will be attached to the pet for the rest of the match unless the other player uses a card with the effect to discard them.

5) Hero (White)

Hero cards have the characteristic of having high ability numbers and they are often used to fight difficult battles since they can only be used one time before being discarded. To tap a Hero, you’ll require to have a pet or two already, you can use Items and Equipment cards on them but all will be discarded at the end of your turn.

6) Villains (Black)

To play a Villain card, you’ll need to have a Neopet card already in the arena that has the same element alignment to the villain you want to send in, when you do, you’ll be able to call in the Villain card to the arena of your choosing. Once the villain has been submitted, the arena where it’s located will be sealed until this card is beaten. Unlike Heroes, Villains can’t have Equipment or Items attached. Once a Villain has been beaten, the card is discarded.

7) Something Has Happened! (Purple)

The Something Has Happened! cards provide events that just happen one time before being discarded, most commonly an effect or event that is used mostly for contests since they can provide a pretty nice advantage on the battles. They are all different and the effects and specifications are written on the bottom of each card.

8) Location (Green)

Location cards can only be placed in specific arenas and affect those ones and players are only allowed to put one location per arena. Once you use a second location card in the same arena, the previous one will be replaced with the new one. Locations usually give advantage to certain kind of Neopet cards, depending on the elemental alienation, but they can also give side effects for the contests that happen in such arena.

9) Fate (Orange)

There are two kinds of Fate cards, the Curse and Quest. Curses can be played against Neopet cards that the other player has in the game, in order to give them a negative effect that will decrease it’s capacity in the battle. These kinds of cards are not discarded after playing and they keep inflicting the victim until they are gone. Quest cards are usually applied to the own Neopet card or to parts of the arena, and have neutral effects.

10) Constellation

Constellation cards gives out effects to all the Neopets in the game, or affect the current arenas and gameplay in some sort of way depending on the card. They are inspired in the star constellations as the name suggests, and they are considered like magic enchantments.

Neopets TCG – Sets of Cards

The Neopets Trading Card Game has different deck expansions sets that were released to follow certain themes, integrating more variety to the game. Most of the existing sets were based on previous Neopets plots or site events that are pretty well known for the users and recurrent players of the time. At the same time, the sets of cards allowed the game to get most of the Neopets species inside the TGC excluding only Gnorbu, Ogrins and Xweetoks due being new species released close or post the discontinuity of the card game. In this section you’ll be able to learn a little bit more about them and what they have in them.

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1) Base Set
This set contains 234 cards with no clear theme. This set introduced the card types Basic Neopet, Experienced Neopet, Hero, Villain, Item, Equipment, and “Something Has Happened!” and the Basic Neopet types Aishas, Korbats, Myncis, Scorchios, Shoyrus, Kacheeks, Acaras, Lupes, Wockies, Poogles, Eyries, and Grarrls. Some of the popular cards or highlights between the set include the Malevolent Sentient Poogle Plushie card, The Darkest Faerie and Siyana of Talador (Altador).

2) Battle for Meridell
This set is based on the Meridell Wars and was the first expansion set released for the Neopets TCG. It includes 140 cards and it introduced the Basic Neopet cards of the species Blumaroo, Draik, Gelert, Ixi, Meerca, Quiggle, Skeith, Uni, Usul, and Zafara, while also creating the Location card type.

3) The Return of Sloth
This set includes 100 cards and was made inspired in the Dr. Sloth plot but it was released in 2004, while the actual plot came out in 2008, due this the game The Return of the Return of Dr. Sloth was named like it to call out on this known joke running around Neopia. The featured new Neopet species made for this set were Cybunny, Grundo, Jetsam, Jubjub, and Kougra.

4) Mystery Island
This set had 100 cards and was related to the Secret of the Volcano mystery plot and the Volcano Mystery puzzle event from the Mystery Island. In this set we could see Pteri, Techo, Krawk and Peophins being introduced. It did not include new card types.

5) Hannah and the Ice Caves

Based on the Neopets plot and with the always popular Hannah, this set of cards was released in October of 2004 and had 150 in it’s repertory, all with a very according ice and winter theme. This set had the Basic Neopets Bori, Bruce, Elephante, Flotsam, Kyrii, and Moehog.

6) Curse of Maraqua

This set was based on The Curse of Maraqua plot, which was the last “war” plot of Pirates against Maraquans. It has 120 cards and introduced four new Neopet species: Yurble, Chomby, Lenny, and Tuskaninny.

7) Lost Desert

The Lost Desert set was released before the plot and included 100 cards in the expansion. The Basic Neopets released were Ruki, Kau, and Tonu.

8) The Darkest Faerie

This set was created inspired in the Altador Plot and the Darkest Faerie PS2 game and was known for introducing Constellations. The set has 150 cards, including as most notable the Darkest Faerie, the Dark Faerie Sisters, and the Werelupe King. The Basic Neopet Type featured in this expansion were the Buzz, Koi and Nimmo.

9) Travels in Neopia

This set does not containing original cards since it featured re-releases of some of the best cards from previous sets. This expansion included 200 cards and features all the previously known Basic Neopet cards, introducing also Hissi, Kiko, and Lutaris.

10) The Haunted Woods

The Haunted Woods set was created inspired by the Tale of Woe plot. It included 100 cards and was the last expansion produced by Wizards of the Coast, having the less publicity as well of all the sets.

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This card game was sadly discontinued in 2006, so if you are interested in getting this cards or playing this game you can only get them from resellers, and to be quite honest, the price for some of the sets can be pretty high, since this cards have not being created for 10 years already and some card collectors pay small fortunes to get the rare decks. Either way, I hope this guide was informative and you now know more about the mythic collectors Neopets card game from the golden era!

Neopets Freebies

Neopets Freebies are abundant on Neopets, which is full of activities in which you can spend your Neopoints: buying in shops, trading items, getting books for your pets and buying delicious treats for them. But, what about the places where you can get free Neopoints and items? Well, there are indeed quite a few of Neopets Freebies that you can visit as well!

In this page I will share with you the best freebie pages that you can visit in the game every day, giving you the direct link for them and sharing with you a little information about each, of what you can get in them and how often you’re allowed to visit them. You can come back here and use the list as your new Neopets Freebie help, so don’t forget to bookmark it before leaving if you find it helpful!

Neopets Freebies List

Anchor Management

Created after the Krawk Island event, the Anchor Management is a one-click freebie in which you fire against a gigantic kraken in order to protect the deeps of the island. The prize you get out of it is random but it can be from Forgotten Shore Map Pieces, dubloons, Draik Morphing Potions… and even Maraquan Paint Brushes! If you visit this freebie you can have a sure chance of getting a nicely valuated item to sell, or just of getting some sweet pirate items to play with your Neopets! You can visit this freebie only once a day, so make sure to don’t forget to do it.

Apple Bobbing

Have you ever wished to play that popular fair apple bobbing game on a virtual form? Well, now you can do it with your Neopet! You can visit this freebie in Neovia once a day for the chance of getting some apples, wearables, books and spooky food. At the same time, this place gives an avatar that you can use and show to your friends on the Neoboards! Beware though since Bart doesn’t seem to change the water of his tank very often and your pet might get sick with Blurred Vision after trying it’s luck.

Coltzan’s Shrine

One of the oldest freebies there are in the game! This monument was built by Princess Vyssa to honor her father. Ruled by the spirit of King Coltzan III, Neopets from all Neopia come to give him their respects, and sometimes, the spirit of the kind king appears and awards his visitor with some free items! You can visit the shrine every 12 hours for the chance of getting Neopoints, desert food, dubloons, weapons and even the mythic 1 million NP prize! Coltzan also awards stats for your pet in some occasions; so if you’re training one, don’t forget this neopet freebie.

Deserted Tomb

Once a day you can visit this creepy tomb at The Lost City of Geraptiku. Adventure yourself through room-by-room of mazes and try to find the treasure that this place hides: Neopoints, food, furniture and even an avatar for you to use! You might fall into one of the traps though, but this will only take a few HP points from your active pet. Is it worth the chance? Then is your time to enter.

Free Jelly

Are your Neopets hungry and you are in need of finding free food for them? Or are you a collector of food items, and one more of them wouldn’t hurt at all? Then, this Giant Jelly is the place to go! You can grab one piece a day, which feeds two portions. From strawberry, lime and even dung: you’ll get one of the many random flavors to feed your pets need.

Fruit Machine

Everyday you can take a spin on this free wheel located in the Lost Desert. If the first two fruits match you’ll win a prize. If all three fruits match, you’ll win a really big one! From desert fruits to expensive Paint Brushes, test your luck and wait for the Desert Aisha, Kau and Lupe to bring you the luck you need for the day! Warning: this freebie can be pretty nerve breaking due how slow the chosen fruits spin until stopping 😉

Grave Danger

Starting after the Spooky Food Eating Contest, you’ll need to have a petpet attached to your Neopet in order to play it. The petpet you select will enter the grave in hopes of returning with some nice reward for you. The petpet might be gone from 3 to 10 hours and you’ll be able to check the status updates on the same page. During the time the petpet spends in the grave, you will not be able to remove it from your Neopet, zap it at the Secret Petpet Lab or abandon/trade a Neopet that has the Petpet attached… but don’t worry, your petpet will always return to safety and there is no danger of losing it by sending it to this adventure!

Despites the long wait, the rewards are pretty worthy, you can get from stamps, spooky food, to even expensive weapons and Paint Brushes! You also have the option to equip some NC armor to your petpet, which will require NC to buy, but is not a must for you to use this neopets freebie.

Giant Omelette

With the same principle as the Free Jelly, this freebie lets you take one omelette a day, though this will feed your pet 3 times. You can find this place at Tyrannian Plateau but sometimes they might have ran out of omelette to give, for which you might have to wait a couple hours more before they cook the new one. You’ll be awarded a random omelette flavor, from cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and even anchovies. I hope you get a delicious one for your pets!

Healing Springs

Ran by the kind water faerie Marina, you can visit this place every 30 minutes in order to heal your Neopets for free when they are sick or hurt, or gain some extra HP points in case they are missing them. Despites her healing abilities, Marina also awards healing potions, elixirs and snowballs for you to use or sell in case of needing Neopoints. How generous, isn’t she?

Kiko Pop

Set up at the shore of the bright Kiko Lake, Elvin allows you to throw a dart at this game with spinning balloons in 3 different difficulties in hopes of hitting one and getting a prize! The objective is to hit and pop any of the balloons on the board by aiming and clicking with your mouse, the colors don’t really matter and is pretty random if your balloon pops or not, so just keep trying everyday and eventually you’ll be winning some nice freebies. The prizes are pretty random but can be different foods, clothes, weapons or books… and you also have the chance to get an avatar!

Kreludor Meteor

Known also like the Meteor Crash Site 725-XZ, this is a freebie located in Kreludor in which you have the option to poke such meteor with a stick in order to see what happens. You can do this once every hour until you get something out of it, after which you’ll need to wait 24 hours to visit it again. The prizes here come from petpets, weapons to space food: all pretty Kreludor and Virtupets related.

Lunar Puzzle

The Shenkuu Lunar Temple is a freebie where you need to analyze the position of Kreludor and Neopia on an astrological map to guess the current phase of Kreludor. You will need some knowledge if you want to give the correct answer but even if you don’t succeed, you still get a prize for trying so either way is a win win situation. If you’re in for a fast free item then just pick a random answer, though if you want the correct answer you can use a calculator like the one this place offers. All the prizes (either the consolation or the winning ones) are Shenkuu related.

Money Tree

In the center of Neopia Central, you’ll find this smiling tree that holds many items and Neopoints amounts donated by all the people around Neopia. You can come here and pick what ever you want as a max of 10 successfully taken donations. a day. I say successfully taken since, just as you, there are many others that come here to get free items, so some of them might be taken quite fast. Have your refresh button ready and click fast in order to get your desired donation, who knows, you might be able to catch some expensive stuff and even NC items if you’re lucky!

Monthly Neopets Freebies

Once a month you are allowed to visit the Freebies For You! page, in which each one of the Neopets in your account will pick one random food item. You’ll also get 2,000 NPs on this visit, so make sure to check this freebie monthly!

Movie Central

Got some hungry Neopets and you’re in need of free food? Then the snack center of Movie Central is the perfect place to visit! Here you can feed each of your pets once every 24 hours, and you can select getting some popcorn, soda or hamburgers for them. Now you are ready to watch a movie!

Obsidian Quarry

Aren’t obsidian stones beautiful and useful? If you think just like me then this freebie will be perfect for your needs. You can come here and pick a Shiny Obsidian once a day. But what are those rocks made for? Well, if you combine them with other materials you can create some lovely robot petpets at the Tangor’s Workshop to give to your Neopets!

Petpet Park

Weltrude is a lovely blue Bruce that once a day lets you take a free item out of her Toy Chest. All of the prizes she awards are petpet related, most likely toys that you can use to entertain your Neopet, or that you can sell later to get some Neopoints for yourself. Either way, is worth visiting.

Qasalan Expellibox

The only freebie that gives you the chance to earn some Neocredits (150NC to be exact)! You can throw a scarab every 8 hours and see where it lands. There is only one square that awards the NC, but you can also win Neopoints and items out of this freebie, though sometimes your pet might also get sick out of it.

Rubbish Dump

The Meridell Rubbish Dump is a big pile of rubbish located outside of Meri Acres farm and watched over by a blue farmer Kacheek. Here, many random Neopian characters give out their rubbish for people to pick and just like the Money tree, you’re allowed to get 10 items per day out of this place.

Shop of Offers

In this freebie you can collect free 50NPs a day by just visiting the link, kind of a good deal, right? When entering, you’ll be welcomed by this random event:

Something has happened!
You have received 50 Neopoints from what seems to be a very rich Slorg. That was nice of him. Anyway, thanks for visiting the Shop of Offers today! *triumphant music*

Second-hand Shoppe

The Neopian Second-Hand Shoppe is a lovely place stocked with donations that you can select and take home. The quality of items you can find here is inferior than the Money Tree but better than the Rubbish Dump, but just like this two places, you’re only allowed to pick 10 per day.

Snowager

At the deeps of the Ice Caves, there lives a long worm ice creature called Snowager, who protects a pile of treasures of all kinds! While he’s awake is not a great idea trying to get close ot it, since he’s quite moody and can attack easily, so is better to wait until he’s asleep to get closer. The Snowager is asleep during the following hours. You may approach him once during each hour he slumbers:

6:00am – 7:00am NST
2:00pm – 3:00pm NST
10:00pm – 11:00pm NST

If you’re lucky enough to catch him sleeping, you might be able to get one piece of the treasure that includes neggs, keyrings, plushies, weapons and exclusive prizes! And even an avatar with his image! Be careful though, since sometimes he might wake up just went you’re trying to get something off the treasure.

Soup Kitchen

Is there any faerie with a better heart than the Soup Faerie? Well, I surely don’t think so! This kind faerie makes tons of soup for all the poor Neopets in Neopia and as long as you have less than 3,000NPs in total inside your account, you are allowed to come here as many times a day as you want to feed all your pets. You might even get an avatar while feeding!

TDMBGPOP

The Discarded Magical Blue Grundo Plushie of Prosperity or TDMBGPOP for short (still not very short but anyway…) is an abandoned plushie that hangs on the trees of Faerieland. You can go and talk with him once a day, and sometimes as a reward you’ll find Neopoints and items to take with you! You also have the chance of getting an avatar while visiting this freebie.

Tombola

Ran by the Tiki Tack man, the tombola is a dailie freebie where you can pull out a ticket in hopes of getting the winner one. Any ticket ending with a 0, 2 or 5 is a winner! You can get Neopoints, consolation prizes, codestones and island food as a reward, among other goodies. Come here and test your luck!

Underwater Fishing

Once every 12 hours and are allowed to come to the Ye Olde Fishing Vortex, relax for a while with your Neopet, and test your luck with fishing. You might get boots, boxes and different fishes out of this freebie! Some days your pet will increase it’s fishing skill, and as it becomes higher, the prizes you’ll be able to fish will improve.

Remember that you can only visit freebies from your main account! Have fun!

Neopets Referral Program Guide

If you are enjoying your time in Neopia so much that you just have to invite some of your “real life” friends, you’ll be happy to know that doing so can get you some great rewards! Through the Neopets Referral Programme, you can invite your friends to play Neopets via email and get more and more prizes based on how many you can get to join!

HOW TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

This process is very simple and all of the necessary information can be found on the Neopets Referral Programme homepage. There are two ways to get credit for referring friends, so we’ll go over each.

▻ Referring via email

The first way to refer friends is via email. As you can see, the form for sending an invitation is very simple:

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Simply fill out your first name and your friend’s first name — do not add your last names, even if you are familiar! — and their email address. Then, they will receive an email that will instruct them on how to sign up for the site. When you send this, your Referral Stats (see the bottom-left corner of the image) will increase. This will also happen if your friend accepts your invitation and signs up for the site. You can keep track of how many referrals you have sent, and how many have been accepted by checking up on your Stats.

▻ Referring via URL

You can also refer people via a URL that will help them sign up for the site while also giving you credit for the invitation. You can post this URL on your blog, website, in emails, or wherever you like! You can reach this by scrolling down to the bottom of the Referral page:

Your Referral Stats will increase based on people that sign up for the site via your URL, but you won’t receive an increase in Referrals “Sent.”

PRIZES

The more friends you successfully recruit to the site, the more prizes you will be eligible for! To accept any prize you are eligible for, simply click “Redeem Prizes” when the button shows up (meaning you have something to redeem). Below is a table of the rewards you can reap if you’re a successful recruiter:

Accepted Referrals Prize
1
500 NP
2
1000 NP
3
2000 NP
5
One Dubloon Coin
7
a bottled faerie
10
5000 NP
15
Five Dubloon Coin
20
all of the Neopets on the referring account gain 1 level (i.e. your main account)
25
Ten Dubloon Coin
30
one full set of bottled faeries
40  
seven tan codestones
50  
one basic Petpet Paint Brush
75  
one basic Paint Brush
100  
one rare Paint Brush
150  
150,000 NP
200  
Two Hundred Dubloon Coin
250  
Secret Laboratory Map set
300  
1,000,000 NP
400  
one super rare Paint Brush
500  
one Draik Morphing Potion

RULES

There are few official rules when it comes to referring but the most important thing to keep in mind is to follow basic common sense. For example, do not list your or your friend’s last names in the forms. For some more examples of what to avoid, read below:

  • Do not use the referrals to create your side accounts.
  • Do not use the referrals to create or have your friends create any accounts that have no intention of being used. This is the equivalent of spamming the site with accounts.
  • Make sure you’re allowed to post your referral URL on any page or off-site forum that you are a part of. It’s never okay to spam!
  • Do not send multiple referral emails unless your friend specifically asks that you re-send. It is important that you do not harass people with these emails, and remember that you do not get prizes based on sending referrals — only when they are accepted.
  • Do not lie to people about what a referral recruit entails. Using your invitation does not grant friends any special perks when they sign up, so don’t mislead them!

NOTES

  • You can only refer from your main account.
  • There are no more prizes after 500 successful referrals.

Author: Sarah

Neopets Loyal Users Guide

For users that have accounts over 4 months old, and accounts even older, there have been special perks to for the site since 2008. The older your account, the better the perks! These accounts are considered “experienced” or of “loyal” players. Read below to find out what your accounts are eligible to do.

HOW OLD IS YOUR ACCOUNT?

To find out your account age, simply go to your userlookup by clicking your username at the top-right corner of the screen. Once you get to your UL, check the section called “User Info.” You should see this:

The shield will tell you how old Neopets recognizes your account to be, and it also tells you your exact account age under “Started Playing.”

You can also post on the NeoBoards to know the exact age in months of your account! Simply make a post and then look at the left-hand column under your username:

Now you don’t have to do the math yourself!

Now that you know how old your account is, let’s see what you can do with it!

★ PERKS

There are A LOT of perks, but not all will apply to accounts simply over 4 months old. These accounts, considered “newbie” accounts, are restricted from participating in the site in certain ways, such as being able to adopt Limited Edition pets. This list, though, is about what is extra for users whose accounts are old!

▻ Increasing User-to-User Transfers

The older your account, the more secure transfers you can use every month! This perk, released in spring 2010, grants an extra user-to-user transfer for every two years aged on an account. If you want to know how many transfers you are currently eligible for, refer below:

Account Age Number of Secure Transfers
0 – 4 months 0
4 – 23 months 1
24 – 47 months 2
48 – 71 months 3
72 – 95 months 4
96 – 119 months 5
120 – 143 months 6
144 – 167 months 7
168+ months 8

▻ Almost Abandoned Attic

For accounts 3 years and older, there is a mysterious house in a deep, dark part of the Haunted Woods called the Almost Abandoned Attic. Like the igloo, this “shop” stocks random items at a somewhat unpredictable time, but the items that stock here are r80-r99. That’s right! You can get all sorts of items ranging from fancy stamps to Draik eggs!

I know you want this. Don’t even deny it.

Much like feeding Kads, there is a estimated time the Attic will restock: :53 of one minute to :20 of the next minute. This happens about every seven minutes. For more details on how to follow the times, read this Attic Timer.

▻ Extra Space in your NeoMail inbox

Upon creating an account, each user is given an inbox that hold up to 100 messages. Well, as your account ages, you can now hold more messages than ever!

Account Age Neomail Inbox Space – Up to…
0 – 35 months 100 messages
16 – 38 months 110 messages
39 – 41 months 120 messages
42 – 44 months 130 messages
45 – 47 months 140 messages
48 – 50 months 150 messages
51 – 53 months 160 messages
54 – 56 months 170 messages
57 – 59 months 180 messages
60 – 62 months 190 messages
63+ months 200 messages

If you hit your limit, other users won’t be able to neomail you. Make sure to keep it tidy!

▻ Discount at the Hidden Tower

In Fyora’s Hidden Tower of awesome goods, users with accounts 60 months and older can enjoy a 3% discount on the third day of every month! This is a hefty amount of NP when you’re talking about expensive items like the Royal Paint Brush.

NOTE: You cannot stack the 10% discount you may receive from a Random Event with the 3% discount.

▻ NC Mall Elite Boutique

In April 2008, the “Elite Boutique” was released in the NC Mall for accounts 49 months and older. You can access the boutique by going to the NC Mall and then clicking this icon in the top-right corner:

The items sold in the boutique are only available in the boutique, meaning accounts under 49 months won’t have the option to buy them.
NOTE: These items also be gifted or traded through gift boxes like other NC items.They are exclusive to your account once purchased.

▻ Keep a book

For accounts 24 months and older, there’s a chance that a book will not disappear after it has been read to your pet! Generally after a pet reads a book, it will vanish:

But for these older accounts, books will very occasionally remain in your inventory even after your pet has read them! In these instances, this message won’t appear — your pet will simply tell you how much they enjoyed the book and then you can refresh your inventory to see the book remains. Then, you can decide whether to sell it, read it to another pet, or do something else with it!

▻ Favourite Games List

To help organize your favorite games on Neopets, users are able to “favorite” them by clicking on heart icon at the top-left corner of a game.

As you can see, I haven’t clicked the heart on this one… *shakes fist*

Depending on your account age, you can “favorite” more and more games!

Account Age Number of Games You Can Favorite
0 – 18 months 12
19 – 44 months 15
45 – 68 months 18
69 – 93 months 21
94 – 110 months 24
111 – 136 months 27
137+ months 30

▻ Extra NeoBoard titles

There are lots of customizable options in the NeoBoard preferences including your avatar and signature. For those who don’t know — or simply didn’t notice! — there is also something called a NeoBoard “title” that floats above your account age when you post on the boards:

I think this emoticon is nice and neutral.

Once your account has aged, there are far more options! For accounts 2 years and older, new options begin appearing over time. While we are not sure exactly which ones appear at exactly which time, it’s a nice surprise to check and see which new ones have appeared every couple of months!

▻ Extra trading lots

All users are allowed to have up to 10 trading lots active at one time. As of 8 July 2010, though, users with accounts 36 months and older are able to have 15 trading lots! Trade away!

▻ Extra “interests” for your userlookup

On your userlookup, you’re able to list what sorts of things interest you from literature to video games to your 8 pet cats (or is that just me?). For accounts 2 years and older, the list of choosable interests on your account expands to include tens more options!

▻ Protection for UC pets

There are some Random Events that affect your active pet. If you’re walking around with a UC as your active, you want to protect them at all costs! Who knows how long it took you trade up to that pet or how many of your birthdays passed where you continued to innocently remind your friends that you only wanted one thing.  Anywayssss…

For accounts that are eligible to adopt painted pets, UC pets are not immune to Random Events that can change their color. While Boochi’s zaps always miss now, there are other REs such as your pet turning blue from sadness. Now, fear not! Your UC is safe.

You’re safe, precious UC.

SIDE ACCOUNTS AND PERKS

It’s important to be very careful about what you take advantage of on your side accounts. Yes, some things can be accessed on side accounts, but a lot of things cannot! For a full list of side account dos-and-don’ts, go here. If you’re not sure about something, don’t risk it! For now, keep the specific perks we went over in this guide in mind:

  • Transferring pets is okay! Using the transfers on your side accounts to trade between your own accounts or with other users is fine.
  • Shopping in the Almost Abandoned Attic is allowed so long as you are using NP that have been sent to your side from your main. Remember that you can never make NP on your side accounts unless your main account is frozen.
  • You are free to use the extra space in your side accounts‘ inboxes! Message away!
  • It is okay to shop at the Hidden Tower in your side accounts so long as you are using NP that have been sent to your side from your main. Remember that you can never make NP on your side accounts unless your main account is frozen.
  • You can shop at the Elite Boutique on a side account, and anywhere in the NC Mall.
  • If your pet on your side account reads a book and it does not disappear, you can keep the book. You may read it to another pet, donate it, or send it back to your main account. You cannot sell it on your side account.
  • You can favorite games on your side accounts but you cannot play games on your side accounts. You can not make money in any way on your side accounts! Seems sort of useless to favorite them if you can’t play them, but I’m not gonna stop you!
  • You can certainly change your Neoboard title on your side accounts. You can use these to chat, too!
  • You can make trade lots on your side accounts but you cannot trade items to anyone but yourself. Only use trade lots on your sides to send items and/or NP from one account to the other!
  • It is certainly allowed for you to change your userlookup “interests” on your sides.
  • UC pets on your side accounts will also be protected — this goes for any account.

NOTES

  • If you’re ever banned from stocking in the Hidden Tower or the Attic, don’t move to a side account to continue. That’s against the rules!

Author: Sarah