Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nostalgia alert: Remember Neopets?

Salstra, my ancient battle pet xD;
One thing that I used to do all the time when I first gained access to the internet (around age 12-13) ~ was play Neopets! Does anyone remember this? It's still active, even today! Only on neopets can you give your pets petpets, and those can even have petpetpets. You could even own an asparagus or... an egg.

So from time to time I check back in on my 14.5 year-old account~ the new-ish feature of dressing your Neopets is something I quite enjoyed. So here's to sharing some of my nostalgia-fueled guilty pleasure. Hahha~
The reason I go back is due to the good memories, I met some of my best friends through Neopets actually, and we still keep in touch to this day!

Some of my pets/customizations are below!



If you secretly have an account there, feel free to add me @ true_solarsenshi~

Are there any games you used to play way back when you first discovered the internet?

12 comments:

  1. You have some nice pets there. I recall seeing the name Neopets back in the day but I never actually played the game at all. Is it a bit like Gaia Online? I used to be on that.

    I used to play Diablo back in the day. I had a few online friends I'd play the game with and we even had our own clan and everything. It was a lot of fun. I still play dungeon crawler games even today. It's a nice stress relief.

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    1. Yeah! I remember Gaia Online, but I couldn't get into it :o I remember you had to comment to get money?

      Diablo is a classic too! Can you recommend any good ones right now? :3

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    2. I know there were games you could play within Gaia Online to earn Gaia gold that you could spend to buy upgrades for your avatars. I never really visited the forums much at all. I mostly just wandered around the areas where most other players hung out.

      You mean games like Diablo? I mostly play those kind of games as a single player these days but I've been playing Titan Quest Anniversary Edition and the Expansion (beat the last boss a few months ago). There was also one called Sacred but the newest one (2 or 3), they completely changed the whole game engine and dynamics and it was horrible to try and play. I did play one called Torchlight which was really good. Sadly, I don't get as much time to play games on the computer as I used to lately.

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    3. Thanks for your recommendations! I've been looking for a new game I could play on and off, or possibly a mobile game that I can play when I'm bored or on the road x3

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  2. I have to admit I've never played any online game. I've never heard of Neopets but they seem cute. When I gained access to the internet I created Myspace account and looked for Japanese penpals. And although it was 17 years ago or more, some of those Japanese guys are still my friends. ^^

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    1. That's awesome too! It seems most of us have something good left from our early days online!

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  3. I always heard of neopets but never tried it, your pets look very nice!!
    I've played a ton of online games but when I first had internet it was so slow that it would take you hours and hours to download an mp3 hahaha.
    I tried Ragnarok online but didn't like it. My first mmorpg that I played for a long was Last Chaos, then I tried many games, but my favorites remain being Aika, Fantasy earth zero and Granado Espada. I think aika is still going on some server, Fantasy earth zero closed years ago and Granado Espada is still alive but publishers are crap and most players left (me included) so I don't play anymore. Miss my characters though.

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    1. Oh I remember Ragnarok! Haha, I once tried it and my friend simply powerlevelled me, as I had no clue how to proceed!

      I remember Granado Espada too, it seemed like such a gorgeous game, but I never managed to get it to run on my computer back then!

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  4. Omg the memories!!! I used to play too but haven't logged in in ages. I remember that snake game with the Chia(?) pet. They've evolved so much and the graphics are much better now haha

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    1. Omg awesome! It'd be cool if you could log back into your old account to see what's changed!
      I also remember those games :D meerca chase?
      It's surprising they're still around, but the graphics do look a lot better than way back in the day!

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  5. Oh wow, Neopets is still active - did not know that, but I do remember these cuties though. Some of my friends had a lot of pets, but I never played it. Haha, maybe I should do it today - that would be something. :D Adorable "waffle dragon"!

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    1. Haha, indeed! That'd be cool if you checked it out once :3 thanks so much! That is the 'chocolate' color, haha :D

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