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#1623628 [GUIDE] How to Quickly Improve Your Stamps Count

Posted by fimend on 01 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

I liked your post... I tried to plus rep but it didnt allow me. Which is weird since I have only used one today... they must have changed something and I just dont know about it yet.

Anyways... In your opinion... What stamps would be good stamps to invest in? I have been looking at the stamp albumbs to check which ones are almost completed. Then I try and buy all the R99 and R101 stamps... Especially R101 stamps that are pretty much retired like the happy lutario and the governor mansion stamp. I could be completely mistaken on this (as a usually am) but I'll keep investing.

Thanks for the compliment! As far as investing, I don't know a whole lot about it. I would venture to say that stamps that no longer restock or were only released during an event are your best bet to appreciate. Other than that, I think you're on the right track by looking at the nearly completed albums and investing there.

#1623622 [GUIDE] How to Quickly Improve Your Stamps Count

Posted by fimend on 01 September 2012 - 11:55 AM

How to Quickly Improve Your Stamps Count

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You need:
syaopup's Packrat Buyer
Stamp List (I have attached a list of 100 cheap stamps, est. price 95,000 NP)
Notepad ++ (if you're making a list with the Item Database)

The first thing you're going to need is a list of stamps that you want to buy. If you are completely new to stamp collecting and starting at zero, there are plenty of cheaper stamps to buy that will bring up your count considerably. The first thing to keep in mind when making your list is that there are other collectible items that count towards your count that aren't stamps. Collectible charms, evil coconuts, sea shells, coins, maractite coins, treasures of the deep, and scarabs all go towards your stamp count. For instance, a Shiny Purple Cowry Shell is only 1 NP and it counts towards your stamp collection.

To make a list using Codex's Item Database you need to know where each of the collectibles restocks:

Stamps - Neopian Post Office Kiosk (58)

Coins and Scarabs - Collectable Coins (68)

Sea Shells, Maractite Coins and Treasures of the Deep - Collectable Sea Shells (86)

Charms - Toy Shop (3)

This guide will help you make a list using the Item Database if you don't know how to do that.

Here is what I plugged in to make a list of cheap stamps and sea shells:

This list would bring your stamp count to 113 and it would cost about 167,585 NP, so you can set your price range to keep it within your budget.

Now that you have your list, it's time to buy the stamps. Open up syaopup's Packrat Buyer and import your list.
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If you have the Check SDB box unchecked it will buy everything on the list. If you have less than 1,000 items in your SDB and you want to double-check that you aren't buying stamps that you already have then you might want to check that box. Make sure you have enough NP on hand to buy the stamps. If you run out, the program will stop.

Now that you bought your stamps, you have to put them in your stamp album. The Packrat Buyer program automatically deposits your purchased items into your SDB when you run out of space in your inventory, so you need get the items back into your inventory. There's no really easy way to do this that I know of. My strategy is to search "stamp", enter the amount I want to remove for the first item, then press the tab button twice to enter the amount for the rest of the items before withdrawing. Then, you search "coin" or "charm" or "shell" or whatever else you included on your list and repeat. If someone has a more efficient way of doing this, please let me know.

Once you have your items in your inventory, you have to put them into your stamp album. Again, this is tedious and I don't know of a better way of doing it. The only thing I do to expedite the process is that I don't close and refresh the use object window. I click on the next item while the other window is still up. If anyone knows of a userscript or something that could automate this process, let me know about it and I'll add it here.

Hopefully this was helpful and made it just a little bit easier to boost your stamp count. This same method can also work for your Neodeck if you want to boost your card count.

Attached File  cheap stamp list.txt   2.25KB   153 downloads

#1616298 SOTW #41

Posted by fimend on 13 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

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#1571317 speaking of r101 stamps

Posted by fimend on 07 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

yeah i thought it was retired and it turns out it wasn't

Anyways... Does anyone have a list of stamps R101-180?

Ive been looking for one but i cannot find one anywhere and i tried using the item database but that was no help.


#1571281 A new pet site?

Posted by fimend on 07 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

What's wrong with a simple pet and better training system. People hate complex shit, keep it simple.

I agree with this. A lot of the appeal of Neopets is that it's a game, but it's not only geared towards gamers. There are many elements to the site and users can choose to participate in the things that interest them. Some people want pretty pets, some people want strong pets, some people want rare pets and pursuing any of those paths is okay. Having the entire game be battle-centric with constantly changing/leveling/evolving pets could alienate the group of people that aren't interested in that aspect of the game. An improved training system is definitely a must for a new site, but I think having pets that evolve and devolve all the time could be annoying for some people.

#1569515 SOTW #33

Posted by fimend on 02 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

I'll donate a Tyrannian PB to add to third prize.

#1562778 Finding the exact end of an auction

Posted by fimend on 11 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

It's useful to have the auction index page and the bidding page open at the same time. Refresh the index until the desired item is near the top of the page and then try to snipe. It gets easier with practice, but it's not an exact science.

#1506855 SOTW #14 VOTING!!!!!

Posted by fimend on 04 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

This is seriously one of the silliest debates I've ever seen. It blows my mind that people are getting their panties in a twist about something as insignificant as SOTW. As many before me have said, it's supposed to be FOR FUN. It happens every week (hence the title Signature of the Week), so if you think this particular competition is unfair for whatever reason then quit your bitching and enter next week. Some weeks there are mindblowingly amazing signatures that look like they took hours and some weeks there are shit signatures that look like they were made in picnik, but there's no reason to point fingers at people because they aren't taking this seriously enough or because their graphics don't live up to your standards. Sure, last week gren skorcheio made top three, but if you took the time to go back and look at numerous weeks before there have been some truly amazing and artistic submissions that have won. As for the whole being new to the forum thing, that's BS. People probably didn't vote for your sig because it sucked, not because you're new. So stop whining, trolling, and flaming because it really really doesn't matter.