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The Space Faerie is taking the mickey, if you ask me. I signed up for the trial of the premium portal, one of the benefits of which is meant to be the aforementioned faerie's (why can't they spell 'fairy' properly?) weekly free scratchcards.

Both times I've had the scratchcard so far, I've only won 250 neopoints - I've won better things from a bag of crisps! Besides, right now, it's all about the Negg Faerie. She has better hair anyway.

Does anyone here have any opinions on the premium portal and whether it is value for money or not? My trial period runs out soon and I'm not sure whether to keep it or not.
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From:sam_tom_sam
Date:August 12th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Fancy that! That's an interesting fact. I've noticed some quite heavy-handed censorship in some of the word games too. Obviously, swear words aren't allowed, but even seemingly innocuous ones are also disallowed by the little finger-wagging Scorchio. Still a good game though!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 17th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Actually, Adam and Donna are welsh and 'faerie' is the English spelling of the word.

Though you could be right as well, that is the reasoning they give.
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From:heartsandpearls
Date:August 12th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
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I love love love premium. Everytime I log onto a side account without premium access I'm reminded how great premium really is. Its exactly what I expected & exactly what I've paid for:

Premium NeoBoards (where questions really get answered)
Super Shop Wiz (the lowest cost the first time everytime)
No Ads (complete with no pop-ups that I get on non-premium accounts!)

The scratchcards are just a bonus in my eyes-I don't even check them half the time. Plus, I get a ton of SHH events, that makes up for it too.
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From:sam_tom_sam
Date:August 12th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for your advice. It's true that it's nice to not have lots of ads, although I didn't notice there weren't any ads till it was mentioned above.

I've had a bit of trouble with the Super Shop Wiz cos it usually says 'this item cannot be searched for with the Super Shop Wiz', or words to that effect. Are there only certain items you can use it for?

I hadn't seen the Premium NeoBoards - I'll have a look, thanks.
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From:heartsandpearls
Date:August 12th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
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You must be searching for lab maps, which you can't search for on the SSW. I've had the SSW since March & thats the only thing that has been restricted that I can tell.

I've heard you also can't search for paintbrushes or potions, but a lot of those things are only bought on the TP anyway.

Also, I've read a lot of sites that say you can only search once or twice an hour before you're banned, but I'm here to tell you thats not true. Every morning I do 16 searches in a row, for every codestone, to update a pricing page I've got-and I don't get banned once.

And my favorite thing of the premium boards is the charter board (you have to be a premium member for 3 months to have access.) Its not cooler than the other premium boards but it gets a little more action than the rest & people seem a little friendlier.
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From:sam_tom_sam
Date:August 12th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes, that would explain it - I had been using the SW to look for paintbrushes. I have had more random events since I got premium, although I wonder if some of these might have occurred anyway. I assume the extra ones are the ones you get an e-mail about.

Thanks for all the information, you obviously know your stuff!
From:fuzio_
Date:September 17th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
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I've had Premium Neopets since August of 2004. I personally love it and feel, if you have the money, it's worth the $70/year.

I mainly care about it because it gets rid of the ads instead of just hiding them (like most methods non-premium users use).

The portal is very handy and the neoboards are nice as well.

-shrugs-

To each his own.

That was me that posted the anon. comment about 'faerie'. I forgot I wasn't logged in.
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From:fzun
Date:February 7th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
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I've been premium for 11 months now and I'm in love with it.

Yeah the space faerie scratchcards aren't all they're cracked up to be. The most you'll win off the NP prize is 2k, but occasionally you may win an item which sells for pretty good.

And the SSW is incredibly handy, except like was said above you can't search pbs or lab maps (you can't even search paint brush plushies lol). But everything else you can and it's a great way to find snipes.

Also I'm not sure if you've noticed the premium message boards. Everyone there is incredibly friendly and even more so on charter. It's a very nice break from the regular chat boards.

The random events ARE increased, not just the ones e-mailed to you but you also do get more on site :). It's like having filled your lutari talisman. The ones that get sent to your neomail seem dinky at times but after a while the aggregate amount is pretty nice and sometimes you get rare items. I got a kazeiru a few weeks ago when they were 200k.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 12th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
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"faerie" is the old way of spelling fairy. so they didn't misspell fairy.
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