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Once upon a time there was a neopet named kandyforeva a mutant Kiko that was abandoned in the adoption center. A kind hearted General of ninjas happened to walk in, see such a pet, and proceeded to adopt it. When the general got home he was overjoyed to see that this pet was quite the strong one, levels beyond even his favorite Nimmo’s. He fixed the poor guy up and even got him a nice paint job where he became a cloud Grundo. Amazed at the progress he made in the battledome he decided to trade this pet to his new account toodiddy2. While trading it away the unthinkable happened someone swooped him up and took him. And as if to make things worse the person who adopted him got frozen! The young general could not believe his eyes. He would never be the same innocent little general again instead he would turn into one of the most feared people along side of his new pet who he now loves possibly even more. And do you know who that general is now. Well I leave you to just take a guess.
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You sit yourself comfortably in the computer chair, humming to yourself a happy tune. Todays the day when you have the computer all to yourself! You type in the address of the website and you get to see the homepage. New event! Somebody has just neomailed you. You move your cursor and click to read the whole message. Woah! Neopets is down! You refresh and refresh so many times that you go beserk, but youre still stuck at that hated page.

How long do I wait when something disastrous like this happens?

It depends. Look at the page and check. Is it the one that says you have to wait for (?) minutes/hours? Or is it the one that says Neopets Is Temporarily Unavailable? If its the first one, then wait for that time limit. If its the second one, lets try 30 minutes then. You can lengthen the time if you want, because theres no guarantee that Neopets can work within 30 minutes.
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I was reading the interesting facts page on pink poogle, and it was dagavoo (or however ya spell that stupid word) all over again. when I was a newbie, long, long ago… well, it was long long ago. I think about yesterday… or three years. *ahem* in some ways, neopets was cooler then. kinda. more games and gadgets now, but I still miss the good ol days. you know how all the chat rooms [message boards] a broken into pieces? well in my prime, they were all one. and Donna was there. she was from the neopets team, but she was one of us. she’d talk to us on the board. someone’d cry cause the pant devil took there money and we’d all comfort her. and we’d pester Donna with our useless ideas like making neopets look more scary or pretty. and we’d annoy with the same question, over and over: “what are that expensive cloths and grooming junk for?” and she’d say:”we’re working on a use for them right now.” it sure is taking them a long time. and Bruce [yes, the neopet] was some guy in a tux and there wash! oh! but the idea we’d pester Donna most about was the battle dome. oooo…ah. I had that thing planned out forward and backward. unfortunately, so did everyone else, in their own special way. Donna became very confused. the funny thing is, I’ve done the battle dome once, decided I really didn’t like hurting my precious baby, and haven’t played since.
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Many people on Neopets belong to a guild. Weather it’s being a member or actually running one with councils assistance. No matter what the genre of the guild the main goal is to bring people of similar likes together. Rather like building a online community.

While the notion of a guild and it’s members being good friends, almost like family. The truth sometimes is this isn’t the case. Every guild has it’s rules and where there are rules you can find rule breakers. Some may find this issue a silly one, when after all no one can change the way things are. But guilds can end up loosing members .. friends through people’s lies, deception and unpleasant behavior.
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The Background Story

The first time I got my neopets account frozen, mradamface, I was furious. After all, this was 6 months of hard work down the drain. 6 million neopoints, a pet with an idb rating of over 600, millions of neopoints in weapons: all gone with nothing to show for it; all because I was working off the same ip address as my scamming brother. When it became clear that I was not getting this account back, I just decided that I might as well start anew. Id heard that life on neopets was better the second time: you didnt have to deal with the initial frustration; you could avoid all the newbie mistakes with this account etc. etc. At first, all these predictions were right. I was having fun, my pet was training hard, I had made over 4 million neopoints in my first month on neo. In short, everything was great. Thats when the other shoe dropped. Apparently neo decided that I was doing too well to be a newbie. I could just imagine scenes in my head of Adam and Donna looking at a computer monitor at my account seeing lots of neopoints and a half-decent pet and cackling maniacally just before hitting a giant red button clearly marked freeze. If you can imagine how mad I was the first time I got my account frozen, I was about 10X as unhappy the second time. It seemed sort of pointless, I couldnt play the game to the best of my ability without being labeled a cheater despite the fact that neopets could clearly see from their records that I had built my fortune through hundreds of small, legitimate transactions in my shop over several weeks. I was mad, I was abused, and I was not going to deal with neopets e-mail support any longer. I decided it was time for a road trip. After conferring with some people here on the PPT boards, I was all set to go down and give TNT a piece of my mind. It was smurf-kicking time.
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