Written on: 09/01/2009 by busg
Countless different ways to play the game.
No good tutorial for the entire site anywhere on the actual site, you're pretty much on your own.
Wow, if your 7yr says something will 'die' if you don't spend $, maybe you should actually check upon that first... Nothing at all happens if you don't buy neocash, NC simply gives you some fancier things to dress up your pet - it doesn't benefit game play or pets at all, in any way.
As for only doing things once a day, there are a few yes, but only one wheel is a once-a-day, most wheels, scratchcards, faeries, the meteor, etc, etc, is Time Based - so you may be able to do it evey 30mins, every 2 hrs, 4, 6, 8, or even 12 hrs.
Most 'bad' experiences coming out of Neopets are simply a matter of people not understanding the game, which is a shame.
Neopets is fairly complex, and there are many different areas, so it can take a while to grasp it all and find what parts you enjoy.
To get the most out of this site, use a support site (sunnyneo is great, or jellyneo) - and if at all possible have a friend who's an experienced user available to help when you run into issues.