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Discuss your experiences and opinions regarding pet sites and sims, as well as their communities.
>favorite sites>stories of cringe users or admins>most important features to you?>would you spend money on them?>how did you make your in-game currency?>>21336
is for internet nostalgia, this thread is for discussing recent updates or drama.
Some current pet sites>neopets>flight rising>subeta>dappervolk>lioden>chickensmoothie
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Are any of you playing dappervolk? I'm thinking making an account for cross site trading with flight rising (people are making a lot of fr currency from this). The painterly style is cool, but I dislike the avatar head proportions.
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After 12 years of playing neopets i finally made to 2 million neopoints, fuck yeah, my child self was too shit at games and capitalism to even enjoy the game, i started playing again a few months ago and found some extremely rare items in my vault, instant bank.
Im also very into neopets lore for some weird reason, the world is actually weirdly dark for a kids game, i wish they would make more serious storylines and content since most of the remaining userbase are adults that are either nostalgic or straight up furries.
a re-run of tale of woe would be awesome.
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I lost my original neopets account with all painted pets and 3 mill points because i forgot the password. The pain of starting all over is immense.
Curious, as an OG what do you think about the Trudy's Surprise just giving away neopoints?
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Honestly it feels like an incentive for the economy to not die, alot of my OG neopets friends also came back because with trudy and more generous events it was easier for all of us to achieve our dream goals, still takes a few months lol
They don't give out neopoints enough for everything to be easy, i still had to grind and save quite a bit to get more expensive stuff like a zombie paintbrush.
I also like that Draiks and Krawks aren't a status symbol anymore, it felt a little scummy when people got them just to flex lol
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UC shouldn't even be a thing tbh, it just created a toxic
environment and economy, an appearance toggle would be perfect "Static/Customizable".
Reportedly Jumpstart understands that the neopets userbase is older and actually bought the site with the older users in mind, so im hopeful that my darker lore focused neopets revival dream will come true, they are working on converting all the flash into html5 and making a mobile version now so the site has been slow and uneventful but fingers crossed a new era for neopets is at dawn.
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Played a ton as a kid, then grew up and forgot about it until a few years back when I stumbled upon 4chan's /npg/. Managed to sweettalk TNT into giving me access to my childhood account again, and, since I was unemployed at the time, spent months hustling to make my kid self proud. I don't really have much desire to return nowadays, but god damn that was a good time.
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Anyone play Marapets? It's a pretty dead Neopets clone but they've been revamping the art lately, and there's a decent amount of cute designs. I basically just shove stuff in my shop and wait so I can buy potions.
Same here. Tried to contact the support once, but never got an answer, which kinda sucks.
Anyone also played Subeta?
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I have a 198 month account on Neopets, it's very edgy per my 11 year old self. There's this habit I have of picking up Neo for a month or so, and then dropping it for months again at a time.
Since they made it easier to gain np, I've finally accomplished all the things my kid self never dreamed of achieving. The gallery that I've always wanted is almost finally complete and I have all my dream painted pets. I even got a woodland paintbrush just to paint a Uni and I never was even crazy about Unis.
I'm also happy with my customizations for the most part, although I keep mine simple as I think over-customized pets are uggo and tacky.
Overall I'm pretty satisfied, and I'd look forward to it if Jumpstart finally decided to make the website more adult-oriented so I wouldn't have to worry about my account being silenced for posting something 'inappropriate.'
Back in the day I used to go to the Newbie and EMS boards to shitpost and argue. I feel kinda bad because I never made any good neofriends from that website, and it appears the few that I did have are frozen or long gone. Neoboards now just make me cringe. They're a bunch of 100+ month accounts taking matters way too seriously, or their newer side accounts where they act like idiots. I can't really relate to them anymore, plus I don't feel like creating a side account just to post like a retard like I did when I was 13.
And on that note, how the fuck do some of those fags get so good at games? I have a few trophies from events and a couple of times where I got lucky in games, but how tf do people have 50+ first place trophies? I feel like everyone lies about using bot scripts lel. I know they're using them for shop restocks, I doubt Neo ever had a solid system to weed out those users.>>100768>Curious, as an OG what do you think about the Trudy's Surprise just giving away neopoints?
I don't mind it. In addition to helping the economy, it keeps users coming back to play Neopets because of how at the end of the cycle you get 100k. Skip a day and it's toast though, it's happened to me a few times.>>100773>UC shouldn't even be a thing tbh, it just created a toxic environment and economy, an appearance toggle would be perfect "Static/Customizable".
Hard agree. And tbh I just want my royal female lupe to look like a badass queen again.
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In middle school, me and my friends played Rescreatu. I remember whenever they had seasonal pets we would stay up for hours at night trying to collect the seasonal eggs and then the next day at school we’d compare how many we got lol. I was weak and always got the least, but I have really fun, nostalgic memories of that site.
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neopets refuses to acknowledge the game is no longer for kids for some reason.>>100756
yes, you just have to manually enable flash if you're on chrome. idk about other browsers. They're planning on transitioning from flash to html5 by the end of the year.
Is dappervolk worth signing up for? It really looked cute here >>100751
but the sign-up page has me faced with
>Dappervolk is currently in closed development until early 2019
is it even properly being updated and maintained or is it really an half abandoned project?
There's illegit cheats you can use to get trophies. I've used them to get game avatars on my semi-legit account before. I don't doubt a lot of the accounts that have massive ammounts of trophies, do exactly that. It's remarkably easy to get away with if you're not being dumb or over-confident with it.
I don't really play neopets anymore, but I go on there a few times a year just to enjoy this relic of the past. It's just so different from any other petsites that I played as a child. I feel like you can really tell the staff had a lot of fun building the website and adding stuff in it's early years, like the website's so massive (not the userbase but the website itself) and wacky. I think they didn't take themselves too seriously back then and I love that.
>>100767>mfw my friend was a popular artist and made a mint winning art contests (you won brushes as prizes and could sell them for 300k-1mil) and selling art for NP while I was stuck grinding dailies, playing games and scratching lottery tickets
I never learned the trade hustle, I tried it for a moment but I was too dumb to understand how to be efficient enough. I made most of my money playing the games but they were real fucking stingy with the NP output, if you spent all day playing those things you could earn maybe 10k at most.
Too bad I lost the password (or got hacked, I don't know) for my almost 20-year old account, I had all sorts of extremely rare shit in my inventory and at least 1mil in the bank. I stopped playing shortly after pet customization became a thing because I hated the thought of putting real money into it and losing all the color-specific poses and art. I don't think I even have the access to my old e-mail so my original neopets account is forever there as a relic of my pre-teen years.
I played it a couple years ago as well, small community and lack of activities didn't appeal to me but it was pretty cute! Wasn't too hard to make money, I think consistent dailies was key. The human avatars were fun, but I wish they were full bodies instead of busts. >>100830
I used to play subeta, but after being spoiled by neopets customization, the ugly human avatars, as well as site issues, I stopped playing. >>100839
That's really beautiful pet art! >>100856
No, it's playable right now. I think others have mentioned it's somewhat of a grind and has gacha elements, I'd look up youtube videos about it. >>100872
I thought you weren't allowed to sell art for np?
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I love marapets, I checked it out again right around the time they started revamping the art and it completely rekindled my love for it especially since the new looks are so adorable because I remember the way the old pets looked was a little off-putting.
>>100856>is it even properly being updated and maintained or is it really an half abandoned project?
Yes, Dappervolk is being maintained. It was in beta in 2018 and then was closed until last month.>>100751
Yeah I'm playing DV, and I also trade for FR, but the exchange ratio is getting worse and worse. It's grindy and GenderSpecials: the game. I do like the art sytle and not sure why people say it's ugly. But it doesn't seem like a game with a ton of long term potential.
Pet sites attract so many annoying users. For example I hate Rhea from Flight Rising. Fuck that bitch. >>100759>I am ex friends with a mod who enabled that crap on
Which one? Spill the deets.
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Anyone here play Aywas? I really enjoy the art, the custom/breeding aspect, and christ has that site produced a lot of milk over the years.
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Fantage for me! Shut down in 2018. Scammed a lot of people for rare items from the item trading/selling shop.
Also exploited the pets. One of them dropped a very popular item when you would breed it, so I would do that and sell it in the shop for a good amount. Made big banks
Yes! I know for a fact I never would have gotten serious about art without my tween pet site obsession. I was super inspired by official site art and by the art users would make of their pets and put on their profiles/pet pages. (The angsty backstories people would write for their pets got me into writing, too.)
I'd love to make a small pet site with a heavy focus on encouraging creativity in users someday, but that would be a long way off.
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I used Fantage too! I remember going on especially crowded servers just to hang out with people in the Star Cafe. I even learned how to get behind the windows and on the counter.
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Anybody remembers Cromimi? It got somewhat popular as it was done by the team of My Bimbo but quickly lost attention, somehow it's still up but another team is running it since a few years now. There isn't anything much to note except that damned system that forces you to give up you pet by choosing a "carrer" for it if yoyu want to progress the levels.
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let’s make the petsite of our dreams together. If only I knew how to code past neopets pet pages lol
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Haha me too! Good times. I’m sad the game is gone. Do you remember the dating tryouts or “ppl tyejjping liek ths awesome”
I guess "normal" well-adjusted people with mainstream/normy interest aren't typically interested into petsites, so that leaves
largely people like >>105426
Never heard of cromimi but fuck that art's unappealing, I can see why people abandoned it.
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A while back there was some uproar about the site flight rising using wendigo in an item's name, they ultimately changed it to something else. SJW discussion on Native American beliefs here and in general makes it seem like respecting native culture means believing in it. I don't need to believe it's true or censor the name of a monster because of what someone else believes. That's their problem. What, is wendigo a slur? kek.
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Anyone familiar with icepets? I used to play a lot in 2011-2012 and I even had a custom icon on there. The pets are very cute and it seems like the community is still alive.
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Has anyone else actually gotten worse at the Neopets games? I was decently good at Faerie Cloud Racers when I was 9 or so, now it just leaves me frustrated with a low score.
Lmao anon this is so cute. It sounds like you favor the strategy aspects of pet raising games.>>111911
I tried getting my old account back but I kept getting the info wrong and the staff that I emailed didn't believe me. It doesn't matter anyways because I had like 2000 np and nothing valuable. The benefit of having an old account is if your pets still have the old art or if you want to place higher bets in food club. Being an adult and having resources to chat freely like Reddit's r/neopets, the game is a lot easier for me to use. I don't cheat and it took me like less than a month to surpass the prestige of my shitty account from my childhood like >>100833
That's an interesting point anon, I agree. So are pet sites a thing of the past? I speculate kids nowadays would rather play apps.
>>112759>any advice/tips for getting NC wearables
You can definitely get NC and NC wearables for NPs if you want to, it's obviously against the rules but you can.>>112762
Neopets should just rebrand for adults honestly.
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fr anons you see this shit? took 3 years but staff finally decided to do something! I was salty earlier because I owned some g1 primals with ugly colors but now I'm glad I can get rid of them
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Anyone ever play Ichumon? I played it a bunch back in ~2014, this thread is making me want to pick it up again.
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Despite the user base I really love Flight rising. I've played Neopets since 2006 and it's fun but I don't like how annoying it is to start making Neopoints.
I really like how easy it is to make treasure in FR. You don't even have to play the flash games to make decent treasure! And gems are totally optional but it's easy to make a decent amount without ever paying.
I also love the dragon breeding aspect of it. Pic is my current favorite dragon. I don't care much about socializing on pet sim sites so maybe that's why it doesn't bother me as much haha.
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I just got back from the thrift store with items I plan to resell. I opened my own vintage/antique store because of pic related. I'm not kidding.
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i discovered bimbo.land early into lockdown and i've been obsessed
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Okay admit it, this is one of you isn't it
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who the fuck would want a male avi on a site called bimbo land? they look so goofy
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I just opened up the site and saw this. Looks fun
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Wow you can have doctor who as your boyfriend in this game I like it>>140648
Why not? To make the perfect himbo
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I'm more weirded out by pic related. What the fuck. Is this some neckbeard atheist psy-op?
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oh i love fr. i've been logging in and feeding my dragons regularly since 2013. maybe it's some unresolved guilt for letting my pets starve on my dead neopets account i forgot the password to>>140610
fr does this??? or do you think it was hacked
anyway, i would play neopets again if it hadn't gotten that horrid graphic update that made all the pets forced into a similar pose so they can push clothing
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I never thought Bimbo.land would be discussing gun rights and abortion. It's so surreal I can't help but love it
yeah, i think it's more like a purposeful irony. with other sim sites (especially pet ones) it makes sense for there to be a fantasy world for you to be a part of, but it's like, what kind of world is only populated by bimbos and himbos? so dividing it up into states with senators and elections and stuff brings a "serious" structure to a silly game. i'm the original anon who brought up bimbo.land itt and i genuinely think that part of what made it so appealing to me this past year was the humorous way it deals with politics (escape from the Very Real politics). the Prime Bimbo (like the prez) even earns a percentage of the cash profits, so it's kind of cool that the person "in charge" is actually being compensated for that. gives other users a reason to want to be in charge, too.
also, i find the general vibe of the site users to be fun. you're rewarded for liking and commenting and interacting with the other players, so everyone has this fake-nice-but-actually-real-nice bimbo charm. i feel like with all the other internet sim games i play, i'm just doing my own thing and not interacting with other users, but on bimbo.land i'm joining fashion contests and complimenting people's outfits and it's so superficial but still fun (again, bimbo charm)
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If the site were well managed I could probably turn a blind eye to the dumb Neopets NFT Metaverse thing, but this is the straw that broke the camel's back for me- as I know it is for a lot of other users as well.
I hope JumpStart burns to the ground. They've been running Neopets into the ground for so long now. I've tried to be optimistic, I even believed in and defended them, told myself they just needed more time. But it's clear to me now how naive I was. They just want to milk Neopets for everything it's worth for as long as they can and care nothing for their passionate veteran userbase.
Also, the randomly generated pets/customizations are hideous but I suppose that fits perfectly within the NFT "art" sphere.
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wtf is up with inflation on neopets man. I started doing dailies a few months ago planning to save enough for a lab map, it was like 2.5 mil then and now it's more like 3.5 mil. I'm up to 2.7, back on my grind I guess but I'm unwilling to put in more effort than this kek.
Anyway I'm in love with my new petpet pic rel, it's not rare or expensive or anything but it's so cute.
I hate NFTs but it's kinda refreshing to see the new owners actually undertake things, even if it's just to milk money? Transition to mobile layout (which is awful on desktop btw), merch, now this. That's more than happened in like 10 years. On the road they were previously on, the website was on a steady road to shutting down too, now it's at least interesting to see how it'll fare.
On a sidenote, does sunnyneo not update on this type of news? I haven't been logging in for months so sunnyneo is my only source for updates, but they didn't mention anything about NFTs.
I'm not sure about SunnyNeo but I know Jellyneo posted about it in their news.
As far as I know I don't think SN would update on that type of thing because it's not an actual feature on the site.
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People are just dicks and throw off the market every now and then esp gearing towards holiday seasons.
One of the lab map pieces is inflate by 1000% right now alone. With time it'll go back down I promise you, but if you want it now…yeeeah.
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Have you guys heard of Neopets Classic? It's like a private server (if you're familiar with World of Warcraft) where they emulate an older version of a game. It's like legit early 2000s neopets.https://neopetsclassic.com/
Join their discord to see what the features are and their mods are constantly adding more content and upgrading the site. It's like Leopets without all the custom shit in a way
That's annoying but I can wait. >>162251
The only fun aspect of neopets for me is the gambling, lab ray is just another gamble with potentially more fun results. I only spend like 10 mins playing per day, idk what else I could spend the money on to improve those 10 mins. Also I finished the map when I was young just before my account was frozen and I just set it as a goal because I never really got to use it before.
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Sign ups are closed. join their discord. They open them up once a month so just keep an eye on it.https://discord.gg/neopetsclassic
I love Neopets and play everyday, but tbh I don't know if I'd actually recommend it to anyone as a new user.
JumpStart has completely failed to maintain the site. The features and events that once engaged users have been steadily dying off over the years while JS does nothing to fix, update, or replace them. Microtransactions are the only things they seem to care about.
I wouldn't invest time in it no. It's a sinking ship really and like >>162538
said, a continues stream of content paid for by micotransactions but in the meanwhile the website is absolutely all sorts of broken. It really feels like they're just trying to milk as much money out of it as possible during it's limited remaining timespan. You'll probably get frustrated if you haven't played in many years.
Lmao anon thanks, because of your post I checked on my phone and it works perfectly fine there, also on a different browser on desktop. For some reason I can't access neopets on google chrome on my laptop and it's the only thing I can't access. Quite annoying and I have no idea why.
New month, don't forget your freebies: http://www.neopets.com/freebies/
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nonas, what neopet did you desire the most but never were able to get?
this was my dream pet. so freakin cute. RIP the charming old avatars.
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Oh my god, same. I was saving up for this one and a fairy Xweetok when that awful change went through and killed all interest in me. I loved all the super girly pets, like the baby, fairy, plushie, and royal ones, and conversion just decimated them.
I always wanted an UC sponge aisha. Months ago there were talks about TNT having plans to bring back UC pets, did anything came off that?>>163387
what is FR?
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My favorite as a kid was the Halloween Cybunny, and when I was in high school I actually managed to get one (got a really good deal on an MP at the TP.)
As an aside, the UC drama is killing the site, TNT seriously needs to get rid of them or make them obtainable. The drama around UC hacking and trading wastes so much of everyone's time and energy.
If you've stolen someone's account or spent real money to get a UC pet, you're a gargantuan faggot and you need to reevaluate your priorities.
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I've gotten all the neopets I've wanted except for a mutant draik. I've already got the pirate transmog potion to convert a neopet to a draik, just waiting to catch a fountain quest to dip the draik when the time comes because I don't want to spent 10+mil for the actual potion.
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from jellyneo, UC pets and paid petslots are coming. Thoughts? The new owners are really going all-in on the microtransactions.
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This isn’t that surprising. It’s sad but I think Neopets is effectively dead as we know it, the team organizing the NFT stuff released a roadmap (picrel) where they talk about how they want to reimagine the Neopets game as a new “blockchain” experience where everything in the game would be purchased with crypto.
I would sympathize more if they had tried traditional monetization in the past and listened to their userbase. I know it’s changed hands a lot, but the lack of transparency about their projects doesn’t even make investing in these NFTs a good idea even if you like that kind of thing. Who’s to say that they won’t just quietly retire this feature when it inevitably fails when the site has a history of doing that even with popular components like Keyquest? There’s also the fact that the NFTs were generated using a fan site (Dress to Impress) without giving credit. Just a mess.
>>164627>There’s also the fact that the NFTs were generated using a fan site (Dress to Impress)
damn that's toptier cringe
I don't really get the NFT Metaverse, can someone explain it to me in normal words lmao. I don't know what metaverse means let alone how those nft thingies work.
I'd agree Neopets would retire the NFT shit quietly if it weren't lucrative, but I think they'll end up making a decent amount from it. NFTbros will jump on any kind of NFT; that's why they're hacking old neo accounts and all. Neopets players aren't their demographic with this move.
I'm still waiting around to see what'll happen, though, I imagine the crypto Neopets will be a separate project to the main site seeing as the team involved with it aren't even JS iirc.
In the meantime, I managed to snag a sign up to neopetsclassic. It's buggy as shit and I don't really have time to RS right now.
Keep up with your dailies, I got a faerie pb and 25k on the faerie caves last week
Meanwhile not a single good zap from the lab ray, I've been stuck with a fucking red buzz for weeks now.
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Sadly I feel the same way. I feel guilty for getting in and taking a spot form someone else because I've barely used my account, but it's so hard to get into it when hoping for a good random event seems to be the only way to really get NP in the beginning.
Restocking and maintaining a shop have never really been a part of the fun for me, but that seems to be all there is to do on Classic.