My Neopets Experience
I joined neopets over 11 years ago... That would be when I was 12 years old. When I originally started I was actually quite a good restocker and I didnt even know it until I started reflecting recently. I used to restock all week long, and then on Fridays I would give it all away. There was nothing better to me than see people excited to get an item of their dreams, and at the time I really believed that people were honest and kind. I ended up loosing that account due to visiting a scam site, hoping for a paint brush so I could give it away. I was shocked when I was frozen, and I truely wasnt aware that I was doing something wrong, but, I didnt have anything to loose because I never kept anything for myself.
So I created another account, and this one was named after one of my childhood video games, Tomb Raider. This time, I read all the rules more clearly and decided I would work on my account. I played for a few months and was surprised when my Mommy, Simple, joined to play with me. During that time, my neopets nickname was Legend.
Simple had run some websites and was working with HTML, so we decided to open a guild together, and it was nevertheless about Tomb Raider! We did that for quite a few years and then we started making premades for others together. Our original premades were all HTML and table based, and most of them were non-NR. We continued that for a while and we had created so many unique things for our guilds so we incorporated those into our premades.
I ended up closing that account to make a new username, and thats was when I was very much into Flyleaf. Therefore, thats where foreverflyleaf came from. At the time, I was often called Forever but I didnt think it was very fitting for a name, so we I started to ask to be called Fly C:
We continued to run guilds for a while, and we kept our premades on the downlow because we werent very confident at the time and so we never wanted to advertise anything we did for the longest time.
Sometime along there, neopets updated and changed over our pets and all of mine got converted. I was very anti NC mall and I was upset because I wanted to paint my pets certain things but I felt like the new looks werent very good. In the end, I got dragged in and I love customizing and converted pets even more than I do UCs. Therefore stared my addiction to NC trading.
My very first NC trade was an unfair trade but I didnt know any better at the time and I was so happy that I cant complain even now about the trade, but what was disappointing was the user was well known and probably was aware that the trade wasnt fair. I traded a popular retired background worth around 10-15 for 3 buyable backgrounds, that, I believe, are still buyable even now haha!
During that time, I spent almost every day at the NCC and became a regular and started to regonize more and more people there daily, and I have made some unforgettable friends and bonds because of that. I started to feel safe, and finally decided to show the people around me our premades.
The responce was shocking, and the people were so kind and I still to this day am so greatful! People were overwhelming helpful, and so appreciative that it made Simple and I want to continue to learn and grow. We had some many requests and we wanted to be able to fulfill what people felt they needed. So many people have watched us over the years, and witness our flaws that its humbling. Because of the recommendation of several people, we decided to enter site spotlight. Neither of us ever thought of it before, and even when entering we really only did it because we said we would. When we won it was amazing and shocking to us both. What was even more amazing is that they gave the trophy to both of us! Its been a lot of work, and we both contribute equally so that was quite a blessing that TNT looked into that, and decided to do that for us even though it wasnt asked.
Since then we have continued to run Silent Serenity for the people more than ourselves, our site grew so large that there were and are times that its overwhelming and hard to keep up with. So everytime you see an update, or new content, dont ever think that we dont do it just for you!
I won userlookup spotlight and that was an amazing experience, I won for a birthday theme the day after my actual birthday so I dont think I could ever forget!!
I hope this was a neat overview of my neopets experience, there has been countless things as you would expect over 10 years so this is just the main things I thought to be important. C: