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Neopets: Island Builders

Happiness

Happiness forms the basis of a secondary login bonus in Island Builders. Each day, the first time you open the app you will be shown a screen with Skippi Snipps where you gradually fill a meter which awards prizes at set thresholds. You have 15 days to fill the meter completely before it resets, and you will fill more of it per day based on the Happiness rating of your town.

Each individual citizen of Dacardia (aside from quest based ones such as Lania) has their own individual Happiness meter that begins at full when they are first unlocked. It will steadily drain by sending this citizen on jobs to gather items in the game, with three main colours to denote how happy they are. At full, the bar will be yellow, a mediocre rating will be green, and a blue rating means the citizen is unhappy.

An average of the Happiness rating for all your citizens is also used to determine aspects your town's overall Happiness rating, which is shown in a bar at the top left of the screen.

Rather than being a directly related number, the town's bar is actually a rough average of all your town's citizens. If the majority of your citizens are in either yellow or green ratings, the overall town Happiness will slowly increase to reflect that. But if they drop into blue, it will slowly decrease to zero.

Happiness also currently affects gathering ability of your pets. Any pet will need significant Happiness gains from Amenities and Omelettes in order to gather items. At the present time, Style Happiness from painting and hats does not contribute towards the ability to gather. This change to the game is still being developed, and does not work consistently at this time.

Increasing Happiness

You can help prevent Neopets losing Happiness in the first place by only sending them to gather items at Gathering Buildings that have the same element of them. A Neopet will not lose any Happiness if their element matches. Unfortunatelty, especially in the early game, it is unlikely you'll have a full range of elemental Neopets available. So you will have to accept some levels of Happiness loss. Neopets will also lose small amounts of Happiness naturally over time.

Although it is currently shown in game as a single meter, there are in effect 3 combined Happiness meters for each of the three main ways of increasing Happiness. Using each method will, as a result, fill only a maximum of a third of the pet's overall Happiness meter.

If your pets become unhappy, and icon will appear by them to indicate which area of happiness needs to be raised:


Pet is Hungry


Pet is Bored


Pet is Vain

Omelettes

Thankfully, there are means of increasing Happiness, too. The Giant Omelette Slab can be used to create Omelettes. These can be fed to Neopets to increase their Happiness by tapping on them and then tapping the wrapped candy icon.

You can then drag the Omelette you want to use over the Neopet to feed them. Each Neopet also has a fullness meter below them in this screen, which increases as you feed them Omelettes. Once it reaches 100% they become Bloated, and cannot be fed any more until their fullness comes back down again.

Wearables

You can also paint Neopets using brushes made at Skippi's Paint Shop to increase their Happiness, and put wearable Hats on them.

Amenities

Failing all that, there's also a type of Building that can increase Happiness: Amenities.

These are special Buildings you can send Neopets to and increase their Happiness levels either a little or a lot depending which of the jobs you select. All Amenity jobs require Power Neggs to complete, which can be generated at the Power Plant. Additionally, all Amenities also generate small amounts of town Happiness that can be collected like resource gathering. However, note that these increases will only really be noticable if your town's Happiness rating is already in the green or yellow areas.

As you unlock more of the island, you will gradually gain access to more Amenity Buildings.

Available Buildings

Dream Bean Cafe

Availability: Quest - Pride and Joy

Building Cost: 12 Building Materials

Building Time: 1 Minute 15 Seconds

Jobs

Order Latte di Lutari
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 1 Minute
  • Cost: 2 Power Neggs
Order Yurble Matte
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 13 Minutes
  • Cost: 10 Power Neggs

The Crooked Rook

Availability: Upon Reaching Town Level 12, 13 or 15

Building Cost: 35 Building Materials

Building Time: 30 Minutes

Jobs

Play Kacheekers
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cost: 3 Power Neggs
Play Cheat!
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cost: 25 Power Neggs

Buskin' Buskin Theatre

Availability: Upon Reaching Town Level 8, 10 or 14

Building Cost: 12 Building Materials

Building Time: 16 Hours

Jobs

Order Aggleroot Juice
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 2 Minutes 30 Seconds
  • Cost: 6 Power Neggs
Order Grapity Slush
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 35 Minutes
  • Cost: 15 Power Neggs

Clock Tower

Availability: Upon Reaching Town Level 7 or 11

Building Cost: 20 Building Materials

Building Time: 16 Hours

Jobs

Take a Selfie
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 2 Minutes 30 Seconds
  • Cost: 6 Power Neggs
Meet a Neofriend
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cost: 15 Power Neggs

Hope Fountain

Availability: Upon Reaching Town Level 13 or 15

Building Cost: 12 Building Materials

Building Time: 16 Hours

Jobs

Make a wish
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 4 Minutes
  • Cost: 4 Power Neggs
Have a picnic
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cost: 16 Power Neggs

Garden Fountain

Availability: Upon Reaching Town Level 7 or 9

Building Cost: 50 Building Materials

Building Time: 16 Hours

Jobs

Enjoy the flowers
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 2 minutes
  • Cost: 8 Power Neggs
Test the waters
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 30 minutes
  • Cost: 15 Power Neggs

Library

Availability: From a limited-time Premium Emporium offer

Building Cost: 35 Building Materials

Building Time: 30 Minutes

Jobs

Browse the bookshelves
  • Happiness Increase: Low
  • Job Time: 1 minute
  • Cost: 2 Power Neggs
Attend Book Club
  • Happiness Increase: High
  • Job Time: 6 minutes
  • Cost: 5 Power Neggs

This article was written by: JN Staff

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