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How to Make a Good Contest by SHoRtxAzNBrEAkEr

Please note: ALL contests are now banned from Neopets. Please do not read this article (even though it is quite good).

Basic Steps
1.) Get a good rare item (neggs, faeries, p/bs, etc.)
2.) Get a lot of misc. items
3.) Price them fairly to the nearest hundred.
4.) Price the rare item(s) at 99999np (just incase someone does buy it.)
5.) Now, in your shop description tell the people something like, “1st place gets the rare item!!” or something. Make it fair by making it a drawing contest. (ex. 100np= 1 ticket.) If you want to, make a date as to when the contest ends. Don’t tell them that you are trying to obtain a certain item, as they will think it’s a scam. Also never make a contest that says something like, ” I will tell you a secret if…” and so on.

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Surviving Newbinators by dlebel

When I was a newbie, I had a difficult time in the battledome. I found myself losing most of the time. I was thinking: “What am I doing wrong?”. It took me time to find out what was happening. This story will help newbies find out that they don’t do nothing wrong, it’s the newbinators that are abusing them!

What is a newbinator?

The newbinator deceives its opponent by sending pets with low stats (15 HP and less) fighting in the battledome with very powerful and expensive weapons. They fight opponents with the same STATS as theirs and they win every fight without efforts.

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Not So Great Contests by Sparklie

Please note: ALL contests are now banned from Neopets. Please do not read this article (even though it is quite good).

Looking over pinkpoogletoy.com as usual, I came across an article of how to choose the best contests to participate in, and how to run a good one too. I read the article, and got very frustrated with what it said. It was saying that the only contests you should join are the ones that are where you spend the most. It was also saying that the shop should keep a running total of who is winning, etc. etc. Now this is reasonable advice, but seriously, I think that this person was putting out in valid information. I do not participate in any sort of contests on neopets. The only contests I would participate in, are ones where all you do is simply post a message in a chat or something and your name gets put in a hat to win a prize, or the ones where you guess someone’s middle name, and so on. The only contests I would participate in are those kinds, where you don’t lose anything. I would encourage no neopet users to join in on contests where you have to BUY expensive items to win something. I would also discourage them for running contests. Here is why. Participating in a contest can cause you to lose thousands of NP. For example, say someone is running a contest where as if you spend the most you win, say, a faerie paint brush. 1. This person may not even have a faerie paint brush. Don’t be tricked if they say they have one, and display it in their shop. This “paint brush” could be an image, and is fake. They also could really have a faerie paint brush, but is not actually going to give it away. Even if they display a rare item or say they have it, don’t be fooled, you have been warned, LOL. 2. You have to spend thousands on something simple such as an apple! It is an easy way to lose all of your NP, and end up with nothing but useless items and a scammed self. 3. Say this person really IS going to give away a rare item. There is a chance that it might not be you. You could end up spending 5,000, but someone else spent 7,000, therefore, you would have spent alot of money on nothing. Concluding Quote: ~Even though some people have honest contests, still, you may not win. And 7/10 of them are really scammers, pretending to hold a contest. Please, I would advise you not to participate in any sort of contests where you have to spend NP, give away items, etc.~ Why not to hold a contest: Ok, so you want to do something nice and hold an honest contest. You have a disco fever paint brush on hand that you don’t really need. So you decide to hold an innocent contest where whoever spends the most NP gets your paint brush. 1. Others might think this is a scam. They could report your shop, and then, well, “Goodbye Account!” You would end up frozen or disabled. Remember, the neopets team discourages shop contests, so they would be glad to freeze an account holding a contest. Closing Quote: ~It’s best not to hold contests in your shop. If you have a rare item on hand, instead of putting it in the spot of 1st place for your contest, put it in a spot for your shop. Then you can get that item off hand and make some good honest NP~ Frankly, I think it is a stupid idea to join in on contests, and even riskier to hold them. It may seem like a fun or good idea at first, but after you do your homework like me, you can figure out pretty quickly that it is a not so great idea, ending up to scams, lost NP, and sorrowful selves. Please take this information for your further neo-life on the wonderful, yet at times cold and brutal, *~*Neo World*~*

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How to Live a Good Neopian Life by squiggle_1111

The good Neopian lifeWhen I first started to play Neopets, it took me awhile to figure out what I should do daily. Here is a guide to a healthy Neopian life.

Every day, when I first log in to Neopets, I go to some areas that offer free items. I first go to Tombola, which is located on Mystery Island. It hands out things like bottled faeries, codestones, and neopoints. After that, I go to Coltzan’s Shrine, which is in the Lost Desert. Coltzan can raise your pets level, defense, intelligence, or she will give you neopoints. Then I visit the Giant omelette, Jelly World, and the Fruit Machine for free food.

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Neopets Tips

Well, where would we be without the basic Neopet tips? These tips range a lot and have no particular theme. Good luck.

Keep up with the times by Jeff and Frances Lamb

Well, you know how you NEVER know what is going on? You can always see what is coming up and what is going on. All you have to do, is go to New Features on the Neopets.com website. They tell you everything that will be going on for at least a month!

Neopoint-making tips by Christie Scott

Another great way to make neopoints (depending on how long you have been playing) is Switch-A-Roo. My max bet is around 400 and if you play stupidly fast, you get your bet + around 800 neopoints per game. You can play 4 games a day, so that’s 3200 everyday. That’s enough to live off of!