An online game, originally designed for college students, but has developed to target mainly kids with its promotions like happy meals.
Yet, if you dare go on the neoboards and post "This is a kids site" You'll get flammed by a ton of users saying that it wasn't created for kids. But guess what? It is now, and no, you are not awesome just because you know the fact that it didn't start as a kids site.
Yeah, it was good a long time ago, but it sucks now.
One reason being, that once the staff realized they could make money off their lame site, they really over-did it with the sponsors and advertising. You even have to PAY MONTHLY to enjoy the site to its fullest, which you have to be an idiot spending your money on IMAGES ON A WEBSITE.
And what better audience to target than young kids? With the cute colorful characters and happy meals and what not. With all the little 12 year olds joining the site, the more the neoboards get clogged with spam.
This brings up many more subjects. One being, how the monitors can't handle it. And by deleting the general chat, all the other boards get spammed up. Of course older users, that are still completely clueless, aren't going to go to the newbies board thinking that they are not a newbie and they don't know where else to go. So most of them end up at the help chat. From there, they get flamed by DOZENS of users, and report happies that think they are cool, or doing good insulting and reporting them. This could even lead to getting their account frozen.
THE SPAM PROBLEM COULD BE UNDER CONTROL if you guys didn't get an ego boost by flaming and bumping up every pointless topic on the boards. I mean, one person telling the creator of the topic that it is spam is enough, not dozens of users. It only bumps the topics up, clogging the boards with the spam that bothers everyone oh so much. When if you only payed attention to topics that mattered, the spam ones would'nt stay on the first page for very long if more people just ignored them with maybe one warning telling the user that it is spam.
Then theres the games. When is neopets going to realize that there are so many programs created to cheat on their games? Have you ever seen accounts with DOZENS of game trophies? Or the same users getting the highscore on every single game that month? Hah.
Don't even get me started with customization. I guess its "cute" dressing your pets up, but the neopets staff just added a ton of extra unnessasary work for them to do. Not to mention how ugly the new redraws are, and how stupid the clothes looks on most pets since the colors and thicknesses of the lines stand out and look bad. What if they release a new species now? They'll have to draw hundreds of clothing that was already released to fit that new species. And Honestly, I think the NC mall was the only reason they went through with the customzation idea. Once people realize how fun it is customzing their pet, the'll pay money for more clothes to put on their pets. And they're expensive too.
Then we have favoritism. Face it, some users are adored by the staff. One good example would be Shaddykins. This person cannot draw for shit, yet they let her in almost every art gallery page, just because she talks to at least one of the staff members. Did you know that you win 10,000 nps and a rare item everytime you get in the art gallery? They're basically giving her free handouts. And she lies about it too, saying she earns all her neopoints from playing games. Ha, bullshit. She's not the only favored user in the art gallery. And not the only favored user on the site either. But enough of that.
Neopets has so many REDICULOUS rules that aren't even stated clearly anywhere, thats why so many people break them and get their accounts frozen. You can't say hell or damn? People wouldn't know since they say hell and damn all over the site.
Neopets user: Omgz look at the cute tiara I bought in the NC mall!
Someone with common sense: Congratulations on getting scammed out of your money :D
A online game that started out as a good game, like Pokemon but now is horribly bad.
Point 1: Overcommercialization.
We've got Neopets happymeals, Neopets plushies, Neopets keychains, Neopets stickets, etc. What happened to "We don't want to make money, we just break even using the advertising!"
Point 2: Sponsor Games
99% of the NEW games on the site are sponsor games. Most are the same as other games, and are very, very simple, but the characters or the background are changed. These games are the opposite of inventive.
Point 3: Wars
Wars on Neopets are very boring. You sit around and attack the same enemy a billion times and then you (might) be able to get a bigger one to fight!It's like in Pokemon where you have almost beat the game, except the developers have messed up and given you Level 2 Rattata to fight, rather than Level 70 Gravelers.
Point 4: Message Boards
Greedy Adam and Donna. A while ago, there was a message board called General Chat, where all the media driven "get a girlfriend cause you should!" 7 year olds posted OMFFIGLJG 15/M/ALASKA WILL U BE MEH GIRLFRIENDSZ!?!/ Instead of hiring new monitors, they froze accounts of people that didn't do anything, and destroyed the GC, making the aforementioned people go to other boards where WE had to handle them.
Neopets is most likely the worst internet game today. If you want good, try Bootleggers.us
A virtual game that used to be fun, and the staff members cared about you and your account. Not anymore. The staff is too deep into advertising to care about anyone anymore. The only thing they care about now is making money. Neopets doesnt care about the quality of their site anymore. For example, the McDonalds promotion. Does neopets care that the site cannot handle so many new members? No. As long as Neopets gets their page views, their sponsors will pay them. Soon they will have a premium service, where paying consumers will have the benefit. More avatars, more random events, and so on. So if you want to experience the best of neopets, get your credit cards ready, because the only thing those greedy bastards at neopets care about are benjamins and jacksons. (hundreds and twentys for those of you who didnt get it.) Long live the power of money! Long live the crazy addiction!
Me: "Are you seriously paying to play neopets?!"
Addict: "Of course I am, I get so much cool stuff now!"
Me: "Its not even real! Dont waste your money!"
Addict: "Shut up! Oh I just got a paintbrush! Yay!"
What used to be a cool pet site, but now sucks. And here are the top 10 reasons why:more...
1: Shameless Advertising.
They have 3 advertisements on almost every page.
One on the top, one on the bottem, and one on the side. Advertising things like online dating services, weight loss programs, and phone companies. Plus they have countless sponser games. And even make sponser items (bubble yum, sweet tarts, etc.)
2: Neo Staff favoring certin users.
Let's face it, there's only a handful of people TNT (theneopetsteam) actually give a shit about.
Featheralley, Hrobi, Garret_jaxx (sp?), Hubrids_mansion, Jazz_invinceable , and a coupple others. Thease people will not be iced no matter how many rules they brake.
3: Message boards.
The message board used to be cool... like four years ago. Now they suck. Neopets changed the format to look more professional... and screwed everything up. Completely deleteing the GC (general chat), which used to be cool. Before n00bs took over.
4: Glitches and bugs.
Neopets has countless glitches and bug which they will never fix. I myself have lost well over 15 million in items and np's (example: I lost a SOS while taking it off my pet. Plus I've lost large sums of neopoints countless times while trying to put them into the bank.) And neopets never refunds anything you lost during a glitch... unless you're featheralley of course...
Neopets is full of gay ass asain cheaters.
They've made it impossibble for anyone w...
A highly controversial online game.
As already evidenced by previous entries, opinions on Neopets tend to reflect past experiences. There are, of course, some who would immediately reject the game as a spawning-place for lifeless teenaged losers. Those people show up wherever you go, criticizing whatever you do - their opinions certainly don't need to have value in this case.
Speaking as an insider who's had both good and bad experiences with the site since I began playing in 2001, here are some interesting points:
-The Neoboards are terribly, terribly understaffed. As a result, TNT (theneopetsteam) has implemented a user-to-user monitoring system that, in retrospect, was bound to backfire horribly. Neopets needs to put more emphasis on the boards, seeing as how communication is so vital between members - I should know, having chosen a life of neo-isolation. An absolutely *massive* revamp of that system is required for the sake of the site's survival.
-Though some changes have been met with a huge amount of controversy, some have evidently sparked die-hard supporters. The restocking system, for instance, while admittedly giving the upper hand to those with more time and a faster internet connection, has become a very popular game to many of these fans. The wide variety of items and shops ensures constant interest.
-My own account was frozen after three years of playing - I had apparently been 'cheating' using several different accounts to ga...
Created in 1999, Neopets is a never-ending online game, in which you take care of pets, buy/sell/trade items, earn NP through games/auctions/shops, and chat on the messageboards. It used to be a fun way to kill time, but now the Neopets Team is too obsessed with putting their Neopets brand out there with annoying merchandise and promotions at stores no one in the world knows the locations of. Neopets is dying a slow, painful death because the Neopets Team is too busy sitting in front of their computers all day and night, eating pizza and doughnuts, and randomly freezing people's accounts for no apparent reason. Plus, they don't even put out New Features relevant to the average user anymore.
SweetAznBabie69: Lik omg dis Neopets thing is lik sooooo popular! It has lik over 80 million users!
DeathToNeopets: You realize that out of the 80 million users, about 79,800,000 accounts were rendered inactive due to constant scamming, random freezings, and plain stupidity on part of the users to get themselves frozen?
SweetAznBabie69: But lik Neopets is lik sooooo cool cuz you can get boyfriends on the chat!
DeathToNeopets: Yeah Neopets is great for that if you like fat, unattractive, lifeless, 13-year old nerds who can't step out of their houses for one second.
SweetAznBabie69: I lik how Neopets updates the site with new stuff everyday!
DeathToNeopets: Yeah, I'm so excited about the new plushie they released that costs 9 million NP. Oh yeah, I think that new paint brush color they made looks awesome - what was it called again? Oh yeah, Crap.
SweetAznBabie69: I'm lik sooooo hyped for the new promotion their having at that store! I'm gonna get soooo much stuff from there and enter in all my rare item codes!
DeathToNeopets: They're holding the promotion in South Africa, and all the rare items are pieces of worthless crap that should be thrown at the Nazis that are the members of the Neopets Team.
A chilidish yet addicting website. You create pets, take care of them, make neopoints, the sign for neopets currency. In the old days, people could spell and were nice. Now, it is infested with n00bs.
Neopets was Ok untill the n00bs came. *scarred for life*
November 15th 1999, Neopets begins as a harmless little site where you raised you pets and the site was clean of anything bad. The staff cared about the users and so one. Now Neopets isn't such a safe place now on the internet. The entire staff has set up the site and rules almost similar to a communist nation. And the owner's corruption and greed will lead to the site's destruction.more...
First off, Neopets has many rules. Some keeps the site clean, while others tear it apart. One of the rules is do not discuss religion or political veiws on the site. Now if I'm not mistaken, a thing about communism was sensorship. Not only are you not allowed to talk religion/polotics, but certtain words posted can easily get you warned or iced. When you get warned it's by theneopetsteam (The sites secret police). The warning of course is an automatic thing which is corruted now, so you don't even need to say something wrong. You can get warned for posting "Hilary Duff looks like a Yurble".
Second, the site also freezes you if they talk bad about them or TNT (short for theneopetsteam). They have changed the site, making it almost equal for every user. Though sometimes it's not fair. Like when the staff got rid off glowing and shadow fonts. When they did that (Because others using different browses couldn't see) it upseted a lot of people, but a few days later, they have a new option that lets you disable fonts, making a user see normal black fonts. This isn't fair to those that had a nic...