Neopets. I'm sure you see it EVERYWHERE now. On TV commercials, in stores, on people flippin SHIRTS!
Neopets was, at one time, a FUN site. I'll admit it still is a bit fun but what do you get in the long run. A bunch of pixels you wasted days and days, even YEARS on?
Many, many, MANY years ago Neo was a site run by caring people who actually took notice of users and got to know them. The mods were nice and understanding, I remember even being FRIENDS with some mods!
That all changed though. Little by little Adam and Donna sold out. Finally, in June of 2005 they sold themselves to Viacom. The users might have well sold their souls to the devil.
Ads popped up EVERYWHERE. Now, it is worse than EVER before. There's an ad on the bottom of the screen, on the top of the screen and on BOTH sides of the screen. You can go to a page and a ad will pop up on your screen.
The rules also became SUPER SUPER SUPERRRR strict. Before you could at least say Damn! and What the Hell! or That Sucks. But NOOOOOO you say suck and your frozen. And what gets to me is that dating and religion and swearing is STRICTLY prohibited but there are ads for Eharmony and things saying WHAT THE HELL and ads for buying a limited edition bible! WHAT KIND OF JOKE IS THAT???
And the NC MALL. More like Viacoms Money Maker Central. People actually PAY for fake money to use on pixels so your neopet can look like a fruitcake! Yay!
Yes people ACTUALLY USE IT. They waste money on this crap. And then Viacom freezes them without a second thought. They don't care, just as long as they get their money, they don't care. Its alll corporate. VIACOM OWNS YOUR SOUL if you play neopets and buy their crap, then they have you right where they want you.
Nothing really happens anymore. They recently released an avatar. Their first one in hmmm..let's see...3 FLIPPIN YEARS! They've really let go of stuff. They waste all their time freezing people, making new demented looking pet colors and making items that NO ONE WITH A LIFE IS GOING TO BUY.
And what REALLY upsets me is how they revamped the site COMPLETELY. One day its nice and cozy the next its high tech and my frickin neopet is EVERYWHERE. They do that so we can stare at its naked body and waste money on PIXELS TO COVER UP ITS NAKED PIXELS! Wow! Good idea viacom!
And don't even get me started on what they did to the pets. At one point the pets were fun and individual, now they ALL LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME. And not only are they identical but they are UGLY. Why should I waste my time on ugly pets?
And the boards. More like N00b Central. Its full of illiterate freaks. And the people who aren't illiterate are super rich, snobby users who think they are better than you. Yeah if you want to waste all your time savin up NPs and Avatars and thinking they're smarter than you and then get frozen and cry about then yeah, we'll see who the winner is then.
Another name for the boards...Scammer Place. Scammers are EVERYWHERE. The boards are full of scammers, cheaters, liars, CGers, (Cookie Grabbers, they recently developed a new program where people can steal your cookies. They are STILL on the site, an example of how many unsolved glitches and bugs there are that neo is too lazy to fix)idiots who don't have a life but think they do (a.k.a 'rich and respected' neopians), and illiterate n00bs. Throw in some 8 year olds and a bunch of fan girls and prep/emos along with a bunch of flamers and report happys and thats the boards in a nutshell. Yup! HOW FUN!
Neo also has a staff of lazy fat asses who sit back at their computer and click the freeze button.
Don't even get me STARTED on the staff. You say "Oh yeah, I like the color of my pet a lot, but not really the basic ones." and some n00b will show up and go "0MG MI P3T 1Z A B@SIC C0L0R!!! 0MG U S000 M3@N, R3PORT3D." And neo will freeze you.
I was frozen for saying date. Thats right, I said "oh yeah, we should decide on what date to do that on" . They froze me. EVERYTHING I had saved up was gone. I must say, I was addicted but now I realize how stupid I was, wasting my time on PIXELS!
GET OFF OF IT WHILE YOU CAN. I was addicted too, I would spend my WHOLE SUMMER locked in the office, playing Neopets ALL DAY.
There is a whole world out there people. There is NO POINT to Neopets. You spend all your time playing completely stupid games and buying dumb paint brushes for your pets. ButWHY? So you can show off to your little neo friends who are probably 40 year old living in their moms basements???
Its a waste of time and you WILL get frozen. Neo was once fun, if you can look past all the ads, scamming, crappy staff, dumb games, stupid looking neopets then yeah maybe it's fun for you.
Neopets4life1234567: 0MG 2DAY I BOT A PIRATE PAINTBRUSH. IT WAS LIEKKK TEN MILLION BUT ITS OKAY CUZ I JUST SPEND MY HOLE LIFE SAVIN UP 4 DUMB STUFF LIKE THIS. YAHHHH DUSN'T MY CHOMBY LOOK PURRRFECT?
Me: You need a life
Neopets4life1234567: I HAVE ONE. I LOVEEEEEE NEOPETS.
*6 months later*
Neopets4life1234567wazfrozen: OMG TNT FROZE M333 NOOOOO! DAT WAS MY HOLE LIFE! I CAN'T B3LI3V3 DEY DID THATTTTTT!!!!!!!
Me: Yup, thats what neo gives you after years and years AND YEARS of devotion. After playing games and putting hardwork into your account they freeze you. You should get a life, it really helped me. Afterall, Neo is built on an empire of corporate and pixels.