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.
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.
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Posted by fimend on 01 September 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted by fimend on 01 September 2012 - 11:55 AM
How to Quickly Improve Your Stamps Count
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.
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.
cheap stamp list.txt 2.25KB 151 downloads
Posted by fimend on 13 August 2012 - 03:01 PM
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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.
AAA vs. Abigail Stamp
Altador Colosseum Stamp
Altador Cup V Commemorative Stamp
Altador Cup VI Commemorative Stamp
Bottle of Sand Stamp
Brains vs. Brawn Stamp
Captain of the Guard Stamp
Commander Garoo Stamp
Discovery of Fire Stamp
Faerie Caverns Stamp
Games Master Challenge Stamp
Golden Coco Stamp
Golden Mr Irgo Stamp
Governor Mansion Stamp
Happy Lutari Stamp
Island Acara Stamp
Island Uni Stamp
Lutari Uni Stamp
Midnight Jelly World Stamp
Mystery Island Aishas Stamp
Mystery Island Chef Stamp
Mystery Island Grarrl Stamp
Mystery Island Kiko Stamp
Ring of Sloth Stamp
Scary Tree Stamp
Tar Pit Stamp
The Discarded Magical Blue Grundo Plushie of Prosperity Stamp
Tyrannian Elephante Stamp
Tyrannian Kougra Stamp
Wheel of Excitement Stamp
Wheel of Extravagance Stamp
Wock Til You Drop Stamp
Year 5 Stamp
Yooyu Celebration Stamp
Posted by fimend on 07 April 2012 - 05:16 PM
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.
What's wrong with a simple pet and better training system. People hate complex shit, keep it simple.
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