On Neopets By D.A.V.E.

Neopets is a elaborate criticism of the failures of capitalism, hear me out The way the shops work is to intentionally shaft new players, but not in a pay-to-win kind of way. The currency used to buy food and other items is different from the paid currency. Starting out, you get a poultry 4,500 neopoints for making an account. At first you think, shit, this’ll go a long way, and then you realize that the game has an active ticking inflation system. Food in shops sells out every eight minutes as it refreshes and the soup kitchen won’t give you food for your pets because you have to be ‘under 3,000 neopoints’ to be considered needy enough to receive a handout There’s a public dump in the main hub village called the Money Tree. You can dump any amount of money or items from your inventory there and the game encourages rich players to donate some of their cash to the less fortunate. Ironically, the rich are a bunch of pieces of money hoarding SHIT and they don’t donate anything. The main thing under the Money Tree. You can dump any amount of money or items from your inventory there and the game encourages rich players to donate some of their cash to the less fortunate. Ironically, the rich are a bunch of pieces of money hoarding SHIT and they don’t donate anything. The main thing under the Money Tree is literal trash, litter. A used tin can, empty packages, inventory filler items. Despite the small playerbase, the game is fucking bloated. The rich get richer and new players get regularly fucked over. The only consistent way of getting large sums of cash is by literal gambling and some of the website protips even encourage you to use the slots system to gain cash if you’re too strapped to afford food.