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So you're casually lurking the PC and all of a sudden, there it is! You see a title that immediately draws your attention, and you click. Wow, lucky you! You've just found your dream pet up for adoption!

You quickly read the posts and learn something disturbing — you must make an application. What's an application, you say? An application (app for short) is something you create and give to the owner, to show them that you would like to adopt their pet.

But it's not as simple as that. A successful application requires a tremendous amount of time, patience, and effort. Even though you've given your all, it may not be enough. Your best doesn't always mean you'll get the pet. It's up to the owner to decide which applicant seems like the best one, so it's time to show them what you're really made of!

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My name is Jazz. I've made numerous applications before; in fact, I have applied for a total of 17 pets and been chosen as a new owner for 12 of them. A lot of you have been asking for advice, so I thought I might as well make a guide. I'm here to help you make the best application possible!

* Please Note: The purpose of this guide is to help you make and improve your application. It does not guarantee you will get the pet. It may or may not help you, but I will try my best. Do remember that it is based solely on my experiences with applying. I wrote this guide aiming more towards beginners but you are of course still welcome if you have applied for a pet before. You never know, maybe you'll find a few tricks in here that will help!

Also, this layout is not compatible in Opera. Please refrain from using this browser as it messes up the text, making everything harder to read. Instead, I recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

After reading this guide, if you still have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them! Drop me a Neomail and I'll see if I can help. Also, if you have a suggestion, don't be shy to send it in! I'm always open to new ideas. :)

Before we begin, how about learning some basic vocabulary? To understand what people are trying to say on the Pound Chat boards, you should know at least the most common abbreviations:

  • PC: Pound Chat
  • PB: Paintbrush
  • MP: Morphing Potion
  • UFA: Up For Adoption
  • UFT: Up For Trade
  • UFQA/UFQT: Up For Quick Adoption/Up For Quick Trade
  • BD: Battledome
  • RW: Real Word
  • RN: Real Name
  • 2L/3L/4L: Two Letter/Three Letter/Four Letter
  • SLM: Secret Laboratory Map
  • PKC: Pirate Krawk Custom
  • PDE: Pirate Draik Egg
  • FFQ: Faerie Fountain Quest

Custom: If someone is offering a custom, it means that they can use/spend a certain amount of NP (depending on the custom) on a pet. That pet could be adopted from the Pound or created. Using the NP from the custom, it could be morphed, painted, anything as long as it's allowed.
Example: If someone were to offer a Baby custom, that means they can use a Baby PB to paint the desired pet that colour. Or if another user says they can offer a 500k custom, they're able to do anything you want with the pet they're going to trade (to you) as long as they don't spend more than the offered amount (500,000 NP).

For details on names, click here.

Some people are quite picky with pet names, so let's determine the "quality" of each one.

VBN: Very Badly Named

Example: v_ulfff43__t7673
  • Quite long
  • Not pronounceable
  • First letter is not capitalized
  • Many numbers/underscores

BN: Badly Named

Example: inkurfej_3
  • Long
  • Hard to pronounce
  • First letter is not capitalized
  • Some numbers/underscores

DN: Decently Named

Example: 1Yizuro, mitslakeynu
  • Length varies
  • Somewhat Pronounceable
  • First letter may or may not be capitalized
  • Very few numbers/underscores

WN: Well Named

Example: Kuanitia
  • Medium to short length
  • Pronounceable
  • First letter is capitalized
  • No numbers/underscores

VWN: Very Well Named

Example: Lar/Myth/Jenny
  • (Very) Short
  • Easily pronounced
  • First letter is capitalized
  • No numbers/underscores
  • Could be a RW/RN


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