Is your lookup looking a little plain? Want to feel bigger, better and more accomplished than others? Even a customized lookup not giving you the confidence boost you need? Well, the easiest way to remedy that is to garnish your account with row upon row of fabulous trophies! While many trophies available in Neopia require a great amount of skill (or luck), some simply... don't. Below is a list of the different types of trophies you can earn.
There are two types of game trophies you can earn. The easiest are the ones that require no competition with other players. They just require patience, skill and (sometimes) a little luck. These trophies are awarded when you complete certain levels (or the whole of) a game rather than beating another player's high score. Most of these games also don't require Flash or Shockwave, so are probably the best way to go if you're looking to earn some trophies but don't have the most technologically advanced computer. Just because the games are played solo doesn't mean that they're easy. Some require quite a bit of skill and others can take a long time to complete but either way, you'll be satisfied and should be proud of yourself if you obtain one. Some examples of these easier trophies include Neoquest I and II, Cheat!, Snow Wars, Pyramids, and Cellblock.
The other type of game trophy you can get requires quite a bit more skill and will require a lot of practice. You can get high score trophies for most of the Flash games available on the site. To win one of these, you must score within the top 17 high scores, and remain in the top 17 until 12:10 AM NST the following day. The high score tables reset at around 12:10 AM NST at the beginning of each month; the first day is the easiest to get a trophy, especially in luck/chance games and games with a maximum possible score. (We say 'around' because it isn't timed to the second; it can be a few seconds early or late. Thanks to mcneillyf for this tip!)
Besides Flash games, there is also another way to compete with players on the site to win trophies. These come in the form of monthly tournaments where you'll have to face off against of a variety of different players. This will require quite a bit of dedication over the course of a month (or more, if you don't win the first time). There are only three games that participate in these kinds of monthly tournaments: Armada, Geos, and Kacheekers.
There is also one other type of trophy that can only be categorized under games. It also involves competition and can get you an exclusive trophy. The Kadoatery is a unique game and requires patience, agility, and money. To learn more details about the art of Kadoatery feeding, look at our guide linked above.
There aren't many trophies given out by the Battledome but the few that are can be nice accomplishments to show off. They require your pets to have a great set of statistics as well as a good set of weapons. The first is a trophy for defeating Punchbag Bob. He's an easy opponent in that he doesn't attack your pet at all, but if you don't have a formidable set of weapons then beating him could take you a long time. As long as you're patient and keep whittling away at his 5000 health, he'll eventually be defeated and you'll come away with a shiny green trophy!
The other kind of Battledome trophy comes from the Defenders of Neopia. You are assigned to different missions and each one gets progressively harder. There are two series of the Defenders. The first one has a total of seventeen challengers to face. The newest series is currently being added to. Both will provide you with a separate trophy but once you have the two trophies, each challenger you defeat stacks on top of them. For example, if you defeat Mission Six of the first series, you will only have the Mission Six trophy, not all the sequential ones because it's a given that you defeated them.
There are a number of different contests on Neopets that require either artistic talent, smarts, or good perception. They each have their own trophy and you can get multiples of each trophy. (This would show up as a x2, x3, etc on your profile.) A few of these contests include The Neopian Times, Art Gallery, or the Lenny Conundrum.
These trophies can only be obtained through Neopets' plots. These are special occasions that usually happen once or twice a year that can involve solving a series of puzzle and/or defeating enemies in the Battledome.
At the end of a plot, you're awarded with plot points to spend on various prizes as well as a trophy. There have been many plots in the past - keep an eye on New Features to see if one's coming up! There is one exception to the retired plot trophy rule: the Altador mini-plot. It is open indefinitely and will still earn you a trophy and prizes. A guide can be found here which details all the steps you need to take to complete the plot.
Site Event Trophies
A few other trophies are obtainable through Neopets' site events. These commonly take place annually (as distinct from plots, which only happen once) and the trophy designs are often similar from year to year. You can earn a different trophy for each site event each year, and your stats from that event can pop-up when you click on the trophy in your profile. Notable site events include the Altador Cup, the Games Master Challenge and the Daily Dare.
There are a few miscellaneous trophies that you can get that don't really fit into any category above. They include the Lucky Space Faerie Charm, which you can get by referring two or more people to Neopets Premium. You also automatically have the Lutari Talisman on your profile, which you can fill with different colored beads. In addition to those, you also have the NC Mall Album (which you must choose to enable), which shows all the purchases you've made in the NC Mall.
This article was written by: Sirius