Loyal User Perks
In 2008, Neopets announced in an issue of the Neopian Times that they were working on some goodies and perks for users with older accounts. Of course, it led to much speculation from everyone, predicting exclusive avatars, Battledome items and site themes, among other things. Over time, we've seen many other goodies such as an exclusive NC Mall shop and discounts in the Hidden Tower. You can keep reading to get more information on those goodies and more!
Side accounts: TNT have mentioned that if you have at least one account old enough to enjoy the perks, you can take advantage of the Almost Abandoned Attic and the Hidden Tower discount on that account. So yes, you can use a side account if you want. However, there are a few conditions:
- You may only restock at these two shops using one account. Once you're banned for the day, there's no hopping to other accounts, or trying to avoid getting banned by using multiple accounts.
- All funds must come from your main account.
- Do not try to look for loopholes in these rules. TNT are already being generous enough!
Now, on to the perks!
NC Mall Experienced User Shop
Opened on April 24, 2008, the Elite Boutique was the first real perk that experienced users were able to play with. Users on accounts that were 49 months or older (4+ years) were given access to this special NC Mall shop, where you can purchase items such as the Neopets Circle Background. Unlike other NC items, those from the Boutique (even free ones, such as the Elite NC Mall Third Birthday Goodie Bag) cannot be gifted/traded through the use of Gift Boxes. They're simply too elite!
*walks in circles*
Hidden Tower Discount
On the third Wednesday of every month, Fyora gives a 3% discount to individuals with accounts that are 60 months or older for all items in the Hidden Tower. We list the discounted prices on our Hidden Tower guide.
Unfortunately, this discount does not stack with the 10% discount you might receive from a random event.
As an experienced user, you are also able to mark increased numbers of games as being one of your favourites.
|Age At Or Over...||Number of Favourite Games|
|0 Months||12 Games|
|19 Months||15 Games|
|45 Months||18 Games|
|69 Months||21 Games|
|94 Months||24 Games|
|111 Months||27 Games|
|137 Months||30 Games|
User-To-User Pet Transfers
This perk was very warmly welcomed after it was first announced in the New Features on March 19th, 2010. For every additional two years that your account was active, you are given an additional user-to-user pet transfer to use. (So if your account is four years old, you would have three transfers, and if it's 8 years old, you would have 5.)
Each transfer includes 1 incoming and 1 outgoing transfer. For example, if your account is less than 24 months old, you can do 1 incoming and 1 outgoing transfer. You can check the transfers that were accepted/rejected this month by visiting your transfer status page.
|Age At Or Over...||Number of Transfers|
|1 Month (0 Years)||1 Transfer|
|24 Months (2 Years)||2 Transfers|
|48 Months (4 Years)||3 Transfers|
|72 Months (6 Years)||4 Transfers|
|96 Months (8 Years)||5 Transfers|
|120 Months (10 Years)||6 Transfers|
|144 Months (12 Years)||7 Transfers|
|168 Months (14 Years)||8 Transfers|
Unconverted Pets' Immunity From Certain Random Events
This technically isn't an experienced user perk, since it applies to any and all accounts that contain an Unconverted pet, but it is still worth mentioning.
An Unconverted pet means a pet that's portrayed in the old art style. When the Customise Your Pet feature was introduced on April 27, 2007, pet artwork was updated so they would be compatible with wearable clothes. However, for some species/colour combinations, owners were given the option to either switch over to this new system or stick with the old one. Nowadays, when you create a new Neopet or paint a pet, it automatically becomes a Converted pet. Below, you'll see an Unconverted Royal Boy Cybunny on the left, and a Converted one on the right:
Unconverted pets are now immune to random events that change their colour (this includes, for example, the event that turns your pet Blue if it is too sad). Why is this good? Because it means you can have an Unconverted pet as your active pet without the fear of it becoming Converted in a spell of random bad luck.
NeoTitles show up underneath your username when you post on the Neoboards. The following table shows the titles you can unlock (you don't need to do anything, they'll automatically show up in your preferences). A couple of them start showing up at 24 months; you get more as your account gets older.
Brains... must eat brains...
Future entrant to Gallery of Evil
Future entrant to Gallery of Heroes
Give me chocolate!
I'm not the Neopian you're looking for
I've got skills
I am AAAwesome!
I eat socks
King of Customization
Queen of Customization
Servant of Sloth
This Team is Now Diamonds
Unconverted pets are best
With age comes wisdom
You didn't see that
Almost Abandoned Attic
Located in a mysterious house in Neovia, the Almost Abandoned Attic is only open to those with accounts over 3 years old. If you're one of those people, congratulations! The Attic is essentially an Igloo Garage Sale on steroids. Why? Because items of rarity 80 to 99 are stocked in the shop; this includes your favourite types of items: morphing potions and Draik Eggs! Like the Kadoatery, the Attic restocks at a specific time interval. If it does not restock at the time when it is predicted to, you'll have to try again at the next interval. Also, be sure to move quickly, as items move in literally seconds, especially with such big ticket items stocking there.
For those of you who wish to access the Almost Abandoned Attic from the Neovia map, you just need to click on the door highlighted below.
Please see our Almost Abandoned Attic guide for more information.
Extra Trade Lots
It appears as if the Trading Post has become more lenient towards experienced Neopets users! As of July 8th 2010, users with accounts 36 months or older are able to have up to 15 trades up at a time at the Mystery Island Trading Post instead of 10. (Perfect for those restockers with items to offload!)
Reading Books To Pets
For loyal users, there is a small chance a book won't disappear when you read it to your Neopet. This works for 24 month and older accounts.
Neomail Inbox Space
Loyal users will be able to use this perk to keep in touch with all the Neofriends they have accumulated through the years. Credit for the table data goes to czarnyolek13, sofia_amrr, kipsie, babyvendetta, black_skull725, and all the Neoboarders who helped to test.
|Age At Or Over...||Maximum Number of Messages Stored in Inbox|
|36 Months||110 Messages|
|39 Months||120 Messages|
|42 Months||130 Messages|
|45 Months||140 Messages|
|48 Months||150 Messages|
|51 Months||160 Messages|
|54 Months||170 Messages|
|57 Months||180 Messages|
|60 Months||190 Messages|
|63 Months||200 Messages|
Extra User Lookup Interests
Accounts that are 2 years or older will find that they have extra options to choose from when selecting interests to be displayed on their lookup. Some of these extras include:
Critiquing (Critiquing Films/Critiquing Books/Critiquing Art)
Eating Gross Food
Fighting Against Dr. Sloth
Serving Dr. Sloth
Whining on the Boards
Extra Neofriends (Beta!) Slots
When the Neofriends currently online feature is working properly, older accounts are able to see up to seven online Neofriends at a time, while younger accounts are only able to see up to five at a time. The exact age requirement for this perk is unknown at this time.
User Lookup Shields
All users eventually get a shield upgrade for their user lookup. You can find an ordered list of shields in our Image Emporium.
This article was written by: Terry