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Title: Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 19, 2005, 04:39:03 PM
1. Studied for my vocabulary tests.

2. Got a 9 and 9 1/2 on said tests, so I was pretty happy. :) The lowest passing grade is 6 = 80% correct.

3. Met with my literature teacher about my final paper, which she said was very good, so I was happy about that as well.

4-8. Went home, ate a sandwich, finished reading Agatha Christie's "Five Little Pigs," checked my emails, played Neopets, remembered my situation with my housemates and sulked some more before going to take a nap (stayed up very late studying).

9. Got woken up around 7pm by my housemate/friend who wanted to know if I wanted to go shopping with her. I went with her.

10. Shopping then dinner (pannenkoekenhuis!) with nice conversation with housemate, learned new insight into the housemate problem and realised that hope remained!!

11. Went home and talked for another hour.

12. Checked Neopets and found that the war had finally started, yay! And all the lag that goes with it.  :-\

13. Came here, posted on a few boards, then started a completely useless one. :)

So, what did YOU do today?
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 20, 2005, 06:12:52 AM
Cool...you play Neopets. I used to, but got tired of trying to play so many games every day...
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on May 20, 2005, 11:17:43 AM
Whats this about neopets??

I've been lab booking all day again :) such fun.

Still I've almost finished my Visual Technology one then I can start on MIDI and Digital audio. So yeah, pretty much all work today!
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 20, 2005, 02:37:00 PM
http://www.neopets.com/

Interesting game...

I've been at work all day and will be cleaning soon...fun ::)
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 20, 2005, 04:56:07 PM
Neopets is a huge site (I think the biggest entertainment one), which is centered around virtual pets. Sort of. It's a whole virtual economy/world in its own right. :)  It currently has close to 100 million "owners" and 140 million pets, 250,998,000,000 page views, and right now it's getting 10,000 page view per second. Good heavens. O.o

So anyway, you've probably at least heard of it? They're coming out with 2 PS2 games this year, I think, and Warner Bros. is making a movie.  ::) They have a rather extensive merchandise line (go look in walmart or target and such :P). The entire (MASSIVE) site is translated into Portugese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese x2, Japanese, and Korean.

Well, they have so much junk over there, I can't explain it all. If you want to dare venturing into this... world, here's a good site to reference to if you have questions:
http://www.tineneohelp.com (http://www.tineneohelp.com)

Here's my account, but I warn you, it only looks... OK, in IE. I still need to figure out how to fix it. :P

amarinda's account (http://www.neopets.com/randomfriend.phtml?user=amarinda)

Any questions? XD

Oh yeah, my avatar comes from there. Those are "Slorgs" which are pets for your pets. Hahaha, yeah, it's crazy. You can even have pets for the pets of your pets. Very creatively called petpets and petpetpets, respectively.  :suffer:
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 20, 2005, 05:02:55 PM
Cat's account (http://www.neopets.com/randomfriend.phtml?user=koko_99_2001)

Don't forget me :P Amarinda and I just found each other on Neopets. Am I going to start playing regularly again? Probably depends on time and...well...time :D Though, I hadn't heard of petpetpets. Wow, and I thought I was good getting my pets all petpets.

Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 20, 2005, 05:12:55 PM
Yeah, Cat and I are dorks. :P

Haha, yeah, well, the nice thing about neopets is that you don't *really* have to play regularly, it depends how much time you want to give. ;) Doing the daily freebies takes maybe 10 minutes. But there's enough to do there to take up ALL your time, so play in moderation! :P

And yes, petpetpets. XD They're all bugs, though. You get them as random events (your petpets find them). ;) I have more trades up for you, BTW. Good luck furnishing your Neohome! But now I REALLY am going to bed, haha! :P
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: racx_00 on May 22, 2005, 06:15:04 AM
I had an account on neopets back in 2000 XD, then they cancelled it and I got a new one like two years ago :P

But I kinda got sick of playing a whole heap of games each day :-\
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 06:16:16 AM
You guys seriously play the games everyday?? Why? :S
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: Jafar on May 24, 2005, 06:19:09 AM
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Oh yeah, my avatar comes from there. Those are "Slorgs" which are pets for your pets.
I always thought they were scheming, demented toads...
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 06:29:58 AM
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Oh yeah, my avatar comes from there. Those are "Slorgs" which are pets for your pets.
I always thought they were scheming, demented toads...

ROTFL!!! XD Yeah, now that you mention it, I can see the similarity! XD But, no, they're scheming demented slugs. :P I dunno, that seems worse... XD

I'm a Slorg, are you?? :o (http://www.neopets.com/games/whichpetpet.phtml)

The Colors of Slorgs (http://www.neopets.com/petpetpuddle.phtml?species=Slorg&type=help)
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 24, 2005, 06:39:43 AM
You mean, you don't play every day?? I have to at least get the usual free food and the interest in the bank :P
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 06:41:46 AM
Yes, I play everyday when it's possible, but I don't play the *games* everyday. :P I don't count the freebies as games. ;)
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 24, 2005, 06:43:20 AM
Ahhh...I see...well, I think I'll play Pyramids just about daily...seems it's the best way to build up funds quickly...well, more quickly then trying to master the other games.
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 06:45:25 AM
Games are just plain not the way to earn loooots of np. ;) But they ARE fun and a lot of them give you avatars and trophies and such, if you get good at them. And be careful, it's really easy to become a Pyramids junkie! XD
Title: Re:Mah Day
Post by: Kimiko-chan on May 24, 2005, 09:20:15 AM
I am a pyramids junkie. Although I don't play everyday but when I do it's nuts xD
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 03:59:27 PM
w00t Pyramids!! :D:D

And who went and renamed my thread, ehhhhhhhh?? ;P Now I look all geeky!  :suffer:

Yeah, ummmmm... I don't play Neopets. Nope. WAY above that stuff.  ;B

And the first post itself makes no sense now. O.o
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Yonkey on May 24, 2005, 04:04:40 PM
And the first post itself makes no sense now. O.o
True, but the rest of the posts in here now make sense. :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 24, 2005, 04:09:27 PM
And the first post itself makes no sense now. O.o
True, but the rest of the posts in here now make sense. :P

Pffft, do you change every off-topic post that goes off-topic?? :P:P Isn't that the POINT of this board?? ;P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Yonkey on May 24, 2005, 06:15:58 PM
Considering 75% of this thread is either directly or indirectly related to Neopets, I'd say this thread is now more on-topic than off. ;P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 25, 2005, 06:32:49 AM
Considering 75% of this thread is either directly or indirectly related to Neopets, I'd say this thread is now more on-topic than off. ;P

*pokepokepoke* The POINT isn't to BE "on-topic" now is it? :P:P I think this is the thread that defines off-topic, it should be made into a historical monument for all to see what "Off-topic" is all about. You have an off-topic board, it should be off-topic. :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 25, 2005, 07:03:54 AM
LOL, and you keep this up, Amarinda, then the thread will be off-topic again!

So...Neopets :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 25, 2005, 08:24:55 AM
LOL, and you keep this up, Amarinda, then the thread will be off-topic again!

So...Neopets :P

Am I seriously the only one who thinks off-topicness IS the point??

I suppose the profoundness of my thoughts is a bit too much for you guys.  :scholar:
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Yonkey on May 25, 2005, 08:53:44 AM
Off-topic threads still have a topic. :P  They're just off-topic because they're not about KQIX or KQ.

If this thread turns into a mish-mash of random posts, it would be merged with the General Chat thread or Useless Conversation Thread, depending on how random the posts are. Those are the two threads designed to have no topic.  8)
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 25, 2005, 08:57:44 AM
General Chat has a topic, it's just...easy to change. ::)
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 25, 2005, 09:08:03 AM
Neil, that's ridiculous. :P No touchy my thread!!  **brandishes fishstick protectively**

There are lots of boards that don't have to do with KQ, this one is deceptively titled "Off-Topic," but I guess you mean "Other-Topics that don't have any other board." :P And on this and other boards, there are LOTS of threads that wander around aimlessly and don't get assimilated Borg-like into another thread. Then the whole thing wouldn't make any sense at all.

I think maybe you should now changed the title to "Day, Neopets, and Off-Topic" or something. Nooo, it now has 3 distinct topics!!  :o :o :o Assimilation City! ;P

BTW, I didn't really care that you changed the title, just thought it was funny. ;P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: racx_00 on May 25, 2005, 09:11:47 AM
Ok to get you all back on topic :P

my neopets name is satan_98909 :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Yonkey on May 25, 2005, 09:12:03 AM
You might be confusing Off-Topic with the We're in Haven board.  The majority of threads in Off-Topic stay on topic, while in the Haven forum they do exactly what you're describing.  If you like, I can move this topic there and it can continue to change topics freely. :)
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 25, 2005, 09:16:24 AM
You might be confusing Off-Topic with the We're in Haven board.  The majority of threads in Off-Topic stay on topic, while in the Haven forum they do exactly what you're describing.  If you like, I can move this topic there and it can continue to change topics freely. :)

 :o How confusing. But, sure, move it if it makes more sense, that's fine. No shoving it in another topic, though, if you don't mind. :P I don't really get whey there is a Haven AND an Off-topic? Is it just a subtle difference then? :S
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 25, 2005, 09:18:40 AM
As said before: (I think)
Off-Topic = Sorta-Sane Off-topicness
We're in Haven! = Completely Insane Off-topicness
I guess you guys didn't notice.  The "craziness" from the Off Topic forums have moved to Haven.  ;P

Off Topic is now for topics that are just non-kq related.  Not necessarily all serious, but they are less "insane".  ;P  

Oh and Haven has a bunch more things like all the Woots & What The polls, contests, games, and more.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 25, 2005, 09:21:35 AM
Haha, thanks for the clarification, Jafar!!  :suffer: That makes perfect sense, the difference between sanity and insanity.

OK, leave it here then, and we'll try to stay on the topic of Neopets.

Welcome back and congrats on your newbie pack, Jason! XD
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 25, 2005, 09:27:23 AM
Any time!
Anyways...
I have no idea what Neopets are/is. Is\are it/they anything like Tamogatchies? 'Cause I don't know what they are either. :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: racx_00 on May 25, 2005, 09:33:55 AM
They are virtual pets!
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 25, 2005, 09:34:28 AM
Jafar, go to www.neopets.com...and get hooked :D
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 25, 2005, 09:59:54 AM
Wait, I think I DO remember Neopets! :o
It was years ago, and I checked it out, but couldn't get into it. Not sure why...
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: copycat on May 25, 2005, 03:20:48 PM
I've heard the word 'neopet' somewhere before but don't really recall where and most certainly didn't know there was a site devoted to it. Anyway, all free time I can scrape atm goes into playing an RPG, or watching one of the many DVD-movies I procured lately. So there's absolutely no room/time for another thing right now. Even now I'm neglecting some things I used to do before I got hooked on that RPG game. :-\ And besides that, the Neopets-site just froze my browser. :-X
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 25, 2005, 04:08:27 PM
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And besides that, the Neopets-site just froze my browser. :-X

You're not the only one. :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on May 26, 2005, 05:07:33 AM
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And besides that, the Neopets-site just froze my browser. :-X

You're not the only one. :P

Oh man, I hate that. O.o Neopets is actually what made me switch from IE to Mozilla. :P Now I do most things through Moz and only have a few IE windows open for restocking, because IE is the only one I've found that works with the Windows' mouse snap-to feature. It's saves precious seconds when haggling for that rare item. ;P

Anyway, a stable browser is recommended. :)
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: copycat on May 26, 2005, 02:49:33 PM
Oh man, I hate that. O.o Neopets is actually what made me switch from IE to Mozilla. :P Now I do most things through Moz and only have a few IE windows open for restocking, because IE is the only one I've found that works with the Windows' mouse snap-to feature. It's saves precious seconds when haggling for that rare item. ;P

Anyway, a stable browser is recommended. :)
Linux is stable, FireFox is stable when browsing other sites, so it has to be something Neopets-site tried to do but wasn't allowed to, methinks. IE for Linux is a no go, unless you have a working wine, which I do not. Restocking? Mouse snap-to feature ??? I'm completely lost there.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Rosella on May 27, 2005, 02:17:57 PM
Fwee off-topic-y insanity thread-name-changing-and-board-moving-ness. I got addicted to neopets around 4th grade or so. I made everyone insane with my obsessive-ness. Then I couldn't get on as much because I was so busy. I have two main accounts, one where I'm the co-leader of a guild (but the leader's just as inactive as I am.) The other is the one I use for games and stuff. I also spent 560,000 np on a labray set :P

galenalkarien=guild leader one
im_my_own_girl=normal one...er...as normal as I can be.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: copycat on May 27, 2005, 05:18:09 PM
I made everyone insane with my obsessive-ness.
I have a high defense against other people obsessing about something. 8)
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 27, 2005, 05:41:19 PM
Hehe, does anyone remember when Knight was a Neopet?
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Yonkey on May 27, 2005, 06:48:54 PM
Hahaha, I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :P  Pet Neko! XD
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: MATTANDALEX on May 27, 2005, 08:35:15 PM
I have an account there

http://www.neopets.com/randomfriend.phtml?user=rabbipete

one of my freinds (a GIRL might i add) told me to join. :stabs:
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 28, 2005, 04:53:33 PM
My poor animals. I haven't been around for about three days. They must be so hungry :'(

*goes to feed pets*
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Rosella on May 28, 2005, 07:56:15 PM
I think my beautiful pets are dying (on both accounts). And a Neko wasn't a neopet!
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Jafar on May 29, 2005, 11:33:20 AM
Okay...maybe he was a Nekopet. Same difference. :P
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Rosella on May 29, 2005, 11:44:59 AM
I remember a pic of the Neko-ness. It was cool looking! But it's still not a Neopet.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: amarinda on June 02, 2005, 06:14:00 PM
Yay, it's 2am but I DON'T HAVE A TEST TOMORROW!! XD BLAH, 9 Finals is TOO MUCH.  >:(

So. copycay, restocking happens about 8 times per hour, it's when all the site-run shops refill their stock. Any good items are gone in under a second. I usually have 5 shops open at once. When the items stock and you see one you want, you click on it and a dialog box pops up, Here's where the snap-to feature comes in (if you have Windows it's under the Mouse options menu). It automatically moves the mouse to the default button when a dialog box pops up. So instead of clicking something, then moving the mouse to click "OK," I just double-click and go immediately to the haggle page. :)

No idea about the browser problem, sorry. I just signed up for Premium so I no longer have the ads, hooray! XD Things go smoother without those.

Rosella, haha, very cool. ;P But 560k is way overpaying for a lab map set. O.o Shouldn't ever pay more than 440k. :-\

Knight? What is Knight? And Neko? O.o

Is it just me or is the new Fyora doll freaky looking...
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Louisiana Night on June 02, 2005, 07:10:53 PM
Knight, as in TheKnight(Squall's old username). :P

Neko was his old avatar(As for exactly what a Neko is... I wouldn't know ;P ).
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on June 03, 2005, 06:30:54 PM
I joined. But it annoys me. Its got to be the worst deisgned website ive ever been to. It just drives me mad! I physically cant go there any more :( shame because the idea is really good I just wish theyd go for quality over quantity.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: racx_00 on June 05, 2005, 11:24:21 AM
I just sitck 'em in the Neolodge because I can't be buggered with 'em XD
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: copycat on June 05, 2005, 02:52:13 PM
It automatically moves the mouse to the default button when a dialog box pops up. So instead of clicking something, then moving the mouse to click "OK," I just double-click and go immediately to the haggle page. :)
Ah, so that's called a 'snap-to' feature. Hmmm... 8) I thought (but don't take my word for it, my mind is terrible) that feature wasn't exclusive to Windows/IE.
Title: Re:Neopets
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 11, 2005, 03:50:40 PM
Sorry you can't go, Alex. I'd love to add you to my friends.
*goes to the website*
Wow...they've redesigned part of it!
Title: Re: Neopets
Post by: tessspoon on January 14, 2007, 08:31:27 PM
I used to go on neopets several years ago. Thats where I first made up the username Tesspoon. I couldn't think up a user name when I was first making up an account, and there was this big wooden spoon on the desk next to me for some reason. So i added the word spoon to the end of my name, and I've used it since.
Title: Re: Neopets
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 15, 2007, 05:44:00 AM
lol, that's awesome! I was part of Neopets, but I just got to the point where I couldn't keep up with it anymore!
Title: Re: Neopets
Post by: racx_00 on January 15, 2007, 07:30:13 AM
I'm still waiting for my neopets to starve to death. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to happen. XD
Title: Re: Neopets
Post by: tessspoon on February 21, 2007, 11:19:19 AM
Mine have been dying for about five years. They're all in perfect health, however. :P
Title: Re: Neopets
Post by: Oldbushie on February 21, 2007, 01:28:01 PM
I haven't been on Neopets in ages, myself. :P Something about it just puts me off, must be all the blatant advertising. XD