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    28 Nostalgic Things Only People Who Played Neopets Will Remember

    Your old Neopets? They're probably dead. But this will bring some new life to your memories.

    1. Carefully choosing the species and color of your new Neopet.

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    Everyone had their favorites! The top most popular species, according to Neopets, include Shoyru, Jubjub, Eyrie, Kacheek, Kougra, Uni, Acara, and Lupe. Let's be honest, this was a tough choice! Still, there was always one kid in your class that passionately argued their particular Neopets bias was the best. They were always dead wrong, and you knew better!

    2. Hoarding Neopoints like it was your job.

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    Neopoints (aka "NPs") were like gold to you. As a kid, you had no idea how much it cost to live in ~real life~, but you methodically budgeted your Neopoints so you could buy all the paintbrushes and Petpets to your heart's content!

    3. Obsessively refreshing the Money Tree page to see what free items you could get.

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    Most of the time the free stuff was literal garbage, but you wanted it anyway. Besides, there was always a chance you'd pick up a few NPs!

    4. Trolling for an elusive paint brush in the Marketplace and paying handsomely for it.

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    The regular pet color choices were never good enough. You probably wanted the Faerie, Baby, Fire, Rainbow, Plushie, or Invisible Paint Brushes. Those brushes never came for free, but you were willing to shell out the big bucks for the right one!

    5. Playing Tombola everyday, only to get the most random and useless prizes.

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    Usually you didn't win, and when you did, the prize was usually still not that great. If the worst happened and you didn't win, you probably got a booby prize that would eventually end up at the Money Tree!

    6. Cruising Neopia Central for food or toys for your precious Neopet.

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    Oftentimes what you wanted would be sold out, but all of the shops automatically updated with new stock every few minutes!

    7. Haggling with the shopkeepers and having to do the kid version of CAPTCHA to buy what you wanted.

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    If you lowballed them, they'd eventually get irritated and throw you out of the shop. Of course, they'd try several times to jack up the price if they could!

    8. Scouting out your next visit using the Neopia map.

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    Of course you knew of all the secret locations, like Lab Ray and Jelly World!

    9. Basically becoming an amateur HTML coder while setting up your shop.

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    Before Tumblr and Myspace came and rekindled your passions for coding HTML, you coded your shop fronts so they looked nice for all of the customers that would come along. Of course, you'd jack up the prices for everything and obsessively check the till for all the NPs!

    10. Constantly clearing our your inventory because you could only hold 50 items.

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    Who decided 50 items was enough?! Didn't they know you had a successful shop to run and several mouths to feed?!

    11. Playing every game possible to try to win as many NPs as possible.

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    Like our favorite Neopets, we all had our favorite games. Kass Basher, Meerca Chase, Turmac Roll, Faerie Bubbles, and Snowmuncher were popular, to name a few!

    12. Spinning the Wheel of Excitement.

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    At a whopping 500 NP, you were always eagerly watching the wheel to see what prize you'd get. Oftentimes, you'd end up with your original NP amount back, or if you were lucky, you'd get more!

    13. Stuffing your pets in the Neolodge when you knew you'd be away for a few days.

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    You didn't want your pets to starve, so you'd buy a stay at the Neolodge hotel. You might have even spring for a few extras, like a restaurant or swimming pool! The nicer the hotel you put them in, the better you felt about leaving them behind for a while!

    14. Visiting Healing Springs after a death match with another Neopets user in the Battledome.

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    Usually she'd give you a simple potion or something, but occasionally you'd get something really thrilling!

    15. Joining — or starting — a guild of likeminded players.

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    There was a guild for just about anything! Chances are you either started one with your friends or joined one for your favorite celebrity, band, or sports team! It was a great way to meet weird strangers just like you — before Twitter existed.

    16. Finally getting the bat in Kass Basher.

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    You probably broke your parents' spacebar hitting it so many times just to get the right score. After all, you could only submit it three times! By the time you got the bat, you felt like a Neopets pro!

    17. Visiting the giant omelette and hoping to snag a slice.

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    Omelette slices went a long way to feed your hungry pets, because they only ate a little at a time! If you were lucky, you might even have gotten a rare one, which you sold for a 1000% profit in your shop!

    18. Visiting Coltzan's Shrine, hoping to hit it big.

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    Sometimes the shrine would make you slightly richer, but oftentimes it made you stronger or faster. A majority of the time, you may have even gotten nothing at all, except for the bone-chilling message of hearing whispers in the air. Your childhood self was shook.

    19. Sliding into your crush's NeoMail.

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    Let's be real, very few of us were brave enough to do that. Still, it was probably one of the first online "Stranger Danger" experiences your parents had to warn you about.

    20. Grooving to the soundtracks from your favorite games.

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    Sometimes the music from Snowmuncher and Ultimate Bullseye still gets stuck in my head!

    21. Trying the "Featured Game," which was always some unplayable monstrosity nobody had ever heard of.

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    Thanks for never making Destruct-O-Match worth mad points, Neopets!

    22. Buying overpriced scratch cards at the Scratch Card Kiosk, usually to only come up empty.

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    Like the Wheel of Excitement, Scratch Cards were always more fun on paper than in reality. Occasionally you might have hit the big money, but usually got stuck with a snowball for the Battledome!

    23. Going into the Rainbow Fountain, hoping to snag a paint brush.

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    Did anyone actually ever get a paint brush this way?! Still, you tried every time you were in Faerieland.

    24. You played the Fruit Machine every day.

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    This game of chance was always worth a shot!

    25. Hiding all of your NPs in the Bank.

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    The safest place in Neopia to store your Neopoints!

    26. Going on a wild goose chase for a Faerie Quest.

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    You always had to scour the marketplace to find the right item they were asking for. They were always expensive and hard to find, but you were happy to participate!

    27. Logging in after weeks to find your Neopet is dying.

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    The worst thing about it was your Neopet would cry in their little image until you fed them.

    28. And finally, begging your parents to buy you Neopets Merch with actual, real-life money.

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    We all wanted one of these bad boys, along with the stuffed animals, clothing, and anything else we could get our hands on!