Thanks to temporarypro and Daniel, who with their genius investigation, solved the Wheel of Montony mystery once and for all!
Knowing When the Wheel Will Stop
Open two browser windows. In the first one, go to your normal Wheel of Monotony URL and do your usual spin. Then to find out how long it’s going to take until it stops, in the other window go to http://www.neopets.com/prehistoric/monotony/wheel_mono_get_prize.phtml
On that page it will say something like “server=Our records show that the wheel hasn’t finished spinning!&timeleft=6270000″
It is saying the time left it has to spin is 6270,000. The way this works is basically there is 6270 seconds left (get rid of the last 3 0’s). It doesn’t work on the 60 seconds a minute or 60 minutes an hour it works on 100’s. So all you have to do is get your number, in this case 6270 and divide it by 60 which gives me 104.5. Therefore my wheel will approximately finish spinning in 1 hour 44 minutes and 50 seconds.
This means you know how long your waiting will be and thus, you can time it so you can come back to your computer just as it stops spinning.
In addition, by using this trick, it seems that you don’t even need to keep the WoM page open. I accidentally opened the second link in the same window as the spinning window, therefore (obviously) canceling my spin. HOWEVER, the timer continued to count down regardless of the spinning WoM window closed. When it got down to zero, refreshing the status page gave me a message (forget the exact words) and though no picture or description of the prize showed up, the prize was waiting for me in my inventory!
Note: If you spin the wheel then visit http://www.neopets.com/prehistoric/monotony/wheel_mono_get_prize.phtml you don’t have to leave that window open and can carry on with your normal business, even restarting the computer and as long as you go back to that page later, you’ll still get your prize. – temporarypro