Interview With Hannah About Neopets and Online Gaming
This weeks interview is a little bit different, whether you love it or hate it Neopets is here to stay, it is one of the biggest gaming sites on the internet and according to certain sources the 2nd stickiest. All of this means that there is a lot of pressure on the Neopets team to keep producing high quality games.
We have Hannah (Polynomialc) with us today who is a neomillionare and hopefully will share a few tips and ideas with us about how we can be as succesfful as her in Neopets.
Hello Hannah, where are you from and how long have you been playing Neopets?
Hi there, I’m from Florida and I’ve been playing Neopets on and off for about 6 years. I played when I was younger and recently rediscovered the site about 2 years ago.
What made you start?
I first heard about it from a friend, I enjoyed the fact there was a selection of free games on a safe site.
Do you have a favourite Neopet?
Definitely! I love Aishas but I also have a soft spot for Cybunny’s ^-^
Name one thing you love and one thing you hate about Neopets.
I love the Neopets economy, its interesting to watch it change and grow. There are a wide variety of games to choose from and the Neopets team are always working on releasing new events and items
The thing I hate most about Neopets is their lack of customer support if something goes wrong and the fact that they can be a little too strict with their rules.
How long ago did you become a Neomillionare?
shortly after I started playing again.
How did you do it?
Mainly through restocking, the stock market, and occasionally reselling.
Do you have any tips to give to aspiring Neomillionares?
My only suggestion would be to save! If you spend you’re NP as fast as you earn them you’ll always be broke.
Which shops have you found best to restock at?
Stamps, Neohome stuff, bakery goods, books, stuff like that.
What games do you find best for earning lots of NP?
It depends, considering the Neopoint ratio changes every month. I’ve found the slots to be pretty profitable, but of course that’s all luck!
Interesting choice, I wasn’t aware the slots had a profitable payout in the long run
Scorchy slots, I’m cheap and not too concerned if I have a big losing streak as the stakes don’t get to high.
What do you feel have been the biggest changes in Neopets since you start playing?
Neopets was sold to Viacom and they took a more business like approach to running the site. Pets can now wear clothes and have different artwork. You can buy clothes for your pet, Neohome items and other things with real money at the NC slot demo mall. Some things have changed for the better, whilst others haven’t.
What do you think of KeyQuest?
It can be very profitable, and very monotonous. The prizes aren’t quite as good as they used to be, but they still give out the occasional paintbrush or map piece.
Do you play any other games?
I don’t play many other online games however I own a few consoles and love playing games such as Pokemon, Disgaea and some FPS games like CoD or Halo. I have a Nintendo Wii but most games for that suck. I think the only Wii game I’ve ever liked is Twilight princess.