Shopping for Books and Realms

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with more updates and releases! Information about Mystery of the MapMarch MadnessRealms, and more will all be included in this gigantic post! As usual, everything will be from oldest to newest, so if you’ve gotten all the old things, just scroll down a bit.


Mystery of the Map Book Released

On March 1st, Mystery of the Map was finally made available to order! The Creators even made three videos consisting of some of the pages (a clever way to advertise 😉 ):

You also may want to check out some of the events on the MotM page. It looks like if you live in New York or Texas of the USA, you might get a chance to get your book signed (one of the signings is today, actually)! Ah, only if small states were as lucky.


March Madness Votes

Vote for the Members-only island you want to open to everyone on Poptropica.Do you remember when all of the sponsored islands were made for Members only (and the reactions to it)? …Well, if you’re one of the people that thought it was an outrage, this is your chance! Until March 31, every common room will have a scroll where you can vote for which island you think should be available for everyone. In fact, you get one vote for each common room you go to! Basically, that means you’ll have upwards of 40 votes you can get. If you need a refresher of the islands that are only for Members, here you go:

Based off of the results on March 16, Red Dragon Island (woo!) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island are really close; in fact, on that day, there was only one vote separating them! So, start voting!


Spring Shopping

Ready for spring (or fall?) shopping? Poptropica thinks so! In the Store, you can get some very springy items, like the Flower Power and Sneezing Powder.

The Flower Power, available for everyone, has two options: you can either customize the costume to look like a flower, or you can plant flowers throughout Poptropica.

The Sneezing Power, which only Members can get, allows you to start a chain of sneezing, where you sneeze, any Poptropican in front of you sneezes, any Poptropica in front of them sneezes, etc. I think most of us can agree that this is one of the less fun things about spring…Although, in Poptropica, it is fun to see other Poptropicans sneeze.


Return of Realms

Since February 16, Poptropica Realms hasn’t been available for anyone to access due to bugs in the system. That means it’s been a little over a month since it’s been gone. Luckily, the Creators have yet again defeated the forces of evil, through programming, and Realms is playable again! As a reminder:

You can reach Poptropica Realms either through the first page of the travel map, or from the returning user page after you log in.

You can also visit our handy-dandy post on sharing realms if you need help with that. 😛


Other News

Some other tidbits recently include some monkeys — Night Watchmonk, Berry Scary Monkey, and Charlie the Chocomonkey — landing on other islands when Monkey Wrench Island was released. Sadly, they were only accessible for a short amount time!

For Pi Day, on March 14, a Cream Pie Toss was released that you could throw at other Poptropicans. Also, on March 17, for St. Patrick’s Day, a Leprechaun Follower was released. Both of these were only for limited times, though!

I think that’s it, Poptropicans! 😀

~Silver Wolf out

Our Orange Poptropica-ish Discovery Island

Okay, we got some big news that may in fact change everything (or it won’t change anything, who knows), discovered by former ATP author HPuterpop. Thankfully we are not talking about back to school stuff (although the commercials have been driving me crazy).

Thank to the Poptropica Help Blog for the images in this post.

Anyway HPuterpop was searching for Poptropica books when we came across some interesting information. Long story short, Our Discovery Island was, um, discovered.

our discovery island

As you can see, it looks almost identical to Poptropica. It’s even “Powered by Poptropica.” Plus, if you go to ourdiscoveryisland.com, you will see what looks like a weird Poptropica homepage… but it’s… orange.

orange poptropica

However, you need an access code to make an account. You may need to buy one of Pearson’s Poptropica-ish books for a code, since the islands on the site seem to be based off their books. Also, this site is owned by Pearson, which Poptropica is no longer owned by.

When HPuterpop contacted the Poptropica Creators, they said that more of these Poptropica “clones” will be popping up soon. To be honest, this kind of scares me…

Moving on, this (pretty old) game play video shows that the characters from the game had actual voice acting. It also proves that the game was specifically made for students and educational purposes.

Okay, those voice kinda creeped me out… Still, the game engine is definitely Poptropica. In addition to the game play video, there have been some animated videos for Our Discovery Island.

Okaaaaay… Oddly enough, many Poptropicans such as Pixel, Silver Wolf, Brave Sky, and myself have managed to get a hold of an ODI account. Everything seemed very simplistic and along the same lines as the things we’ve already found.

Looking at ODI’s About Page, it looks like it is only copyrighted for 2011. Maybe this was something that never fully developed and no one has gotten around to taking it down? Eh, it’s only a possibility… Although on the homepage, the copyright is for 2015.

In conclusion:

  1. Orange is NOT Poptropica’s color
  2. Even though this new site is educational, I am still very confused

Thanks a ton to HP’s post on the PHB, which I based this post on. Read it to find out more about the books and other things about the site. For even more information, click here and discover things yourself!

Be sure to comment your thoughts on Orange Poptropica below. 😛

~SD

Shaun the Sheep Ad

Hey guys! A new ad has popped up around Poptropica for the Shaun The Sheep Movie. I found it on Mystery of the Map Island, but it can be found elsewhere too.

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Inside, it’s a huge common room where you can interact with different sheep, and get prizes and costumes!

If you equip the Woolly Blow and press spacebar by another Poptropican, you give them a new haircut!

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If you use the Sheep Belch, you do exactly that. 😛

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What do you think of these prizes? Comment below!

-Fruitbat7777

Daily Pop-In Review

 

Daily pop in review

The Daily Pop-In is now over, but the discussion is just dying down. Before reading my review of the event, be sure to see what it was about, including the prizes that were given.

The 2 weeks worth of prize started out with a huge 200 credits. In my opinion, that is an awesome prize! It can buy you two items from the Poptropica Store if you play your cards right. The next prize was 50 credits. This isn’t hat great of a prize, especially since we just got 200, but it isn’t all that bad either. I mean, credits are credits, right?

That was how I felt, until the next promo code was announced. It got you a measly 5 credits, which can’t really get you anything. Still, I had hope for future codes.

FartgunNext up was 75 credits. Okay, credits are great and all, but we were promised more. Thankfully, the next prize was different… a fart gun! With the item equipped, you could press space bar and shoot out a green mist from your gun, which causes other Poptropicans to turn green. While this isn’t an amazing award, it brings hope for things to come.

After that, we got another 75 credits. It’s great for buying something in the Store, but we have already gotten a lot of credits.

But don’t give up just yet! The next prize was the twin power, which duplicates your Poptropican, allowing you to follow yourself around! Most people weren’t too thrilled with this award, but I actually like it. Who wouldn’t want more Spotted Dragon? XD

Sadly, the last 3 prizes were all credits. 75, 20, and lastly 100. 100 was a good number to end on, but there were just a LOT of credits.

Okay, now that everything has been recapped, time for my overall review.

daily pop in

Credits are great. For Poptropicans without membership, this gives them a great opportunity to buy things from the Store. Giving credits out, instead of items/costumes, also gives the player more options. It lets you choose what you want, instead of you winning something that you don’t like. However, it doesn’t really help members that much.

Of course, we did get 2 prizes that weren’t just credits. First was the fart gun. Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a good old fashion fart joke, but this item is just not all that appealing to me. Especially since it was also an old Despicable Me Ad prize (I also think Minions are overused). Second was the twin power, which I have already explained that I like, even though most think it isn’t amazing.

Anyway, during the event, the Creators tried to create their own excitement. Even before the event had even started, the Poptropica Creators seemed to hype up the event, way more than it was worth. With the event’s announcement, this was said:

The prize varies every day — it may be credits, or an item, or a costume. You’ll have to come back every day to get them all, because each code will only work for one day!

Plus, judging by the image they gave (shown above), the prizes were going to be very rare and possibly limited edition from the past, such as the Golden Pop Star that was featured. Sadly, there was not a single costume awarded.

Many players expressed their disappointment and the Creators apologized, but nothing more than that. In my opinion, if the Daily Pop-In was suggested to be more low-key in its announcements, than we would have been more pleased.

Overall, I give the Daily Pop-In a 4/10.

I’m sorry, but that is just what seems right. Although…

We’ve had an absolutely blast giving away so many free credits and items over the past two weeks. The Daily Pop-In Prize is over for now, but you can bet we’ll be doing more like this in the future!

Captain Crawfish did say that more things like this will happen in the future. We live and learn, so I expect the future to be brighter.

We also have the Timmy Failure giveaways to look forward to!

~SD

Hats & Hoods: We Bare Bears & New Store Items

Hey guys! SD here with a cool Poptropica update. First off, there is a new unbearable ad that has appeared.

bear stack

This ad is for the pawsitively amazing Cartoon Network show: We Bare Bears. You bearly have to to anything to get an awesome Bear Stack hat. All you have to do is watch a short video. 😛

Okay guys, thanks for bearing with me through all of those beary punny bear puns. I thought for sure you would go all grizzly on me. XD

*cough* Aaaaanyway, moving on…

There are two new items in the Poptropica Store, each only 75 credits! First is Hat Trick, which has three different hats included in it, but it’s different for girls and boys. The second item is Capes ‘n’ Cowls, which includes three different capes with hoods.

So go visit the Poptropica Store to check them out! 😀

~SD

 

Special Set of 7

Okay… so I got some bad news guys. Remember the whole Nabooti demo thing and how Nabooti Island is only for members now? Well, more islands have joined the members only club.

membership islands

There may be over 40 islands, but now 7 of those islands are exclusive for members. Those islands include:

Non-members can still play a demo of each island, but nothing beyond that.

Yes, what we have feared is true. I just hope Poptropica won’t become completely membership oriented. 😦

~SD