All in all, Marapets is funner, more laid back, not as strict and uptight as Neopets :]. If you have time to kill, join mara ^^
* There's also an operation portal there, which is like the lab ray which you can use once a day for free :o
** 12 pets =D
*** SO much easier to RS XD (restocks every 10 minutes exactly)
Yeah, when I'm there I feel so much more successful.
Such as a team that cares for the users! :D
The game Murfin Chase (Marapets) is in NO WAY a copy of Meerca Chase (Neopets) when Neopets themselves COPIED the concept from a game of the 70's called "Snake" from Atari. I played it myself many times with friends. Murfin Chase can be played with the mouse, your tail doesn't kill you, you move to higher levels, etc. Marapets server has improved as well now meeting demands for more members and it has now reached the 2 million member mark. Which in fact has usually no more than 3,000 members connected at one time which makes competition less fierce than in Neopets in which you have to compete with 20,000 to 50,000 playing at the same time, making it much harder to gain trophies, awards, or something as simple as buying a piece of clothing that your pet can wear. By the time you click to get it, someone else has already bought it.
Neopets can NOT sue Marapets because A: They are copiers too. B: If they were to sue Marapets, Powerpets and other sites that followed the same concept they have, they would MONOPOLIZE the market, which is a CRIME; if you are too ignorant to know what I mean then research it.
The "non-secret" Portal in Marapets is a lot like the Secret Laboratory but the loophole is in the fact that painted (yes, painted) pets in marapets are not necessarily considered "rare" or in higher rank than one who is of the 4 basic colors: RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW. Instead Marapets cares much more about STATUS, if you trained your marapet well, your Marapet can WORK and earn a living, yes he can earn an income for you in marapoints (something neopets doesn't have).
BTW Paint Brushes = Costumes Neopets have "costumes" too. Royal and Desert... but they still call them paintbrushes (which doesn't make sense because they ARE dressed). And yes a red costume will "paint" your Marapet red. But they had to use their own idea they couldn't name it paintbrushes too, that WOULD be stupid, don't you think?
My point is a Desert/Royal Neopet at level 1 is worth MORE than my Eyrie at level 18 who has superstrong status. If it were Marapets, my "eyrie" would be worth more that the royal/desert pet, if you want to be technical.
Neopets is driven into a commercial type of business nowadays more than a children oriented website. In that, Marapets is SO not like them. Nowadays sponsor games/activities RULE the site in Neopets. And Premium members have a big advantage over those who can't afford premium. They dont make it "fair" if you know what I mean. I had Premium and know exactly what I mean. In Marapets you pay for an "Upgrade" that will give you super rare items that you can sell for millions, they give you a trophy, it is a one-time payment AND the shop search will always give you the cheapest item, without need for an upgrade. Upgrades are totally optional in Marapets and cheaper than in Neopets.
They've still got it on now! As start as a newbie, reach your way up maybe to a staff! The staffs are all very nice. There are moderators as well who help around the newbie/help assitant section to help around.
You can create your own characters, with buying cloths from mara shops in minipet island. Shoes are available as well! But in user shops they are usally expensiver but mara shops cheap! Marapets.com
Ianthe owner of Marapets is always helping around, fixing glitches(you will know what i mean if your on marapets)like problems, and stuff like that. Sometimes he hangs around chatting. Marapets is not strict but neopets, their a bit strict and banning my account for NO reason! Can you believe that?
Marapets are having alot of problems latley. But all the Staff and Moderators are up for help. Today lots of problems have been solved over a few years! Its has been fun on marapets!
Upgrades on marapets helps the site to improve more. I had lots of upgrades since i started! I agree that MARAPETS is WAY FUNNER than kinda boring neopets.
Neopets is a active site. I have been enjoying it since i was 5. Now i have found out marapets i enjoy it more than neopets. Neopets and marapets is very similar but marapets is way fun. First join neopets for a few months.(www.neopets.com) Now take a look at marapets.(www.marapets.com) To compared the calculations are done with MARAPETS the winner. Thats it. If your a neopet lover join marapets and you will see the difference.
Good luck with working up with marapets if your joining!:)
Neopets, fun but nothing i take serious or fun. I dont go on it anymore since my account got banned.