Neopets Inflation sign now

To the much appreciated Neopets Staff,

I realize this is an interesting length to go to, to get your attention, but I feel that for all members of this wonderful site, it is definately worth more than a glance.

This is an important issue facing Neopia, and by this I mean more than just the fictional world created by the Neopets team. I mean in a real way, with the site- much of the fun is being taken out of it, by rediculous levels of inflation. Less than three years ago, a "paint brush" could be traded for, purchased, or otherwise aquired for less than 10,000 "neopoints". The most valuable or rare ones could be found for less than 50,000 "neopoints".

The idea that perhaps there are simply less paintbrushes for more members, or that new members should work "just as hard" as older members for items, is not a very good try at an explaination. Working for 5,000 "neopoints" (as one member said she got her old paintbrush at, years ago) is very, very different than working for 2,000,000 "neopoints" (which is what some paintbrushes are going for these days, as of July 28th, 2004). And as to my knowledge, items (such as paintbrushes and other rare items, as well as normal items) have been proportionately added as more and more members join.

Coming around to my point; the inflation in "Neopia", the Neopets website, has become rediculous. It has gone through several rooves, to levels that would surely even impress the German government circa 1920. My point with this petition is this: I believe that the Neopets staff needs to step in, and set a roof on prices for items. Having a mock economy is very well and good, but it's getting seriously out of hand.

You may feel that I am taking this game a bit too seriously... but honesty, this is for the enjoyment of everyone, not just myself. Even much more difficult and complex games have had to step in to set prices- for example, the staff of SquareEnix has had to step in with their Final Fantasy XI Online game. In this world, characters may set their own prices in an auction house for items. What they found, unfortunately, was that when left to their own devices, older members priced items higher and higher, until nobody but other older members could even dream of purchasing them. The staff stepped in, set reasonable prices for items, and reasonable amounts of differing between highs and lows were allowed, but not to the insane levels of inflation previously experienced.

I believe that such action is desperately needed for Neopets, for the enjoyment of all players.

Not all members are adults or teenagers who can focus unendlingly on games, wagers, and selling, to gain neopoints. The children need to have some fun too. And at this rate, they cannot afford almost anything.

Please, Neopets Staff, I urge you to step in and help with the pricing, inflation issues, and related problems inherent in an ungoverned economy. I do not ask for "fixed" prices- merely a reasonable margin for the economy to fluctuate within.

This is my request, as an appreciateive and aware member of the Neopets Community.

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  • 03 September 2015100. Brandy Barnes
    I support this petition
  • 30 August 201599. Leather M
    Neopets Username the_borg_hive and Additions supply and demand is the problem. You are suppling so few paintbrushes on neopets that they have become unobtainable by all but the cheaters and those who spend hours and hours on your games. How fair is that
  • 20 August 201598. Mary B
    Neopets Username forsaken_suey and Additions Prices should be lowered for everybody.
  • 16 August 201597. Cass Mckenzie
    I support this petition
  • 12 August 201596. Andrea P
    I support this petition
  • 30 July 201595. Strephanie W
    Neopets Username r_batton_hater and Additions i agree strongly. this is ridiculous
  • 22 June 201594. Anne R
    Neopets Username perfectlyvacant and Additions Back when I first joined, I bought paint brushes for all 4 of my pets for UNDER 100,000 NP. Now the most run of the mill PB costs 70,000. Please stop this insanity.
  • 26 May 201593. Jo Kent
    I support this petition
  • 14 May 201592. Ty C
    I support this petition
  • 19 February 201591. Allison C
    Neopets Username togepikachu39 and Additions I've been on neopets for five years and have witnessed the inflation myself. I am not rich myself although most people think I am because of how long I've been on but no. Please Listen!
  • 04 October 201490. Kathryn K
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 201489. Lee Wright
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 201488. Christina Weeks
    and Additions Do YOU want to live on omelette for the rest of your life? No, you wouldn't.
  • 15 June 201487. George Hardin
    and Additions This petition may not work, but atleast its a good effort. Its downright stupid to have things so outrageously expensive.
  • 08 May 201486. Mistress D
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 201485. Emi V
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 201484. Lana Luna
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 201483. Lexi Pennington
    Neopets Username cutest_jubjub and Additions I'm only signing this because I agree with everything she said!:) Also, visit my friend petition to raise the price of the tombola squeeze toy at: http://home.neopets.com/templates/homepage.phtml?pet_name=seaw
  • 11 December 201382. Arin Fuller
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 201381. Leisa C
    and Additions I have been playing for 4 years and I agree with this petition
  • 12 October 201380. Jayden F
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 201379. Raistlin W
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 201378. Laura Gentry
    Neopets Username funkydc and Additions What is the point of the hidden tower? Everything costs to much and even if you could afford any of the stuff it's all junk and people wouldn't waste that many NP on one item!
  • 12 July 201377. Kathy Cantu
    Neopets Username angel_pet_diva and Additions I think that having goals in neopets is an important thing, but with the HIGH cost of some items, the goals are too high and discouraging
  • 07 July 201376. Bill Klein
    and Additions I hate it.
  • 04 July 201375. Courtney J
    I support this petition
  • 01 June 201374. Jennifer J
    I support this petition

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