Booking Tutorials, Credits, & Realms

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and there are a ton of updates! There has been news of a book coming out, problems with Realms, the availability for 300 credits, a new tutorial, and more. *wipes sweat off of head* Let’s get started, then! All of the info will be from oldest to newest.


Poptropica Realms Problems

Poptropica RealmsRecently Poptropica Realms’ icon hasn’t been on the map. Wondering why? Well, the Creators have explained that in a recent update, there was a bug in the coding that made Realms unavailable. They’re not sure how long it will take to fix Realms again, but the post on the Creators’ Blog about it was made February 16, and it still hasn’t been added back. It seems like they may be having some major problems, so we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.


Mystery of the Map Book

The Poptropica graphic novel Mystery of the Map is available in bookstores on March 1.Mystery of the Map’s graphic novel that you may have followed early last year is being released to bookstores on March 1st! Although, going back to the posts on the Creators’ Blog with the posts on the Mystery of the Map pages, it seems like they’ve been taken down. The goods news, though, is that the book will have additional pages and artwork! At least this way if you did read the whole story, there will be some things you haven’t seen before.


National Engineers Week Credits

If you’re new to Poptropica, you may have some luck this week because the Creators are doubling the amount of credits you receive when you complete four particular islands that are related to engineering. (That means you get 300!) :mrgreen:

That’s right! This week only, you’ll earn 300 credits if it’s your first time finishing any of these Islands:

The credits opportunity ends February 27th, so get on with exploring, collecting, and competing, Poptropicans!


Monkey Wrench Island Tutorial

Monkey WrenchIf you go to the Home Island, Amelia Earhart will greet you when you first land, and she will ask you if you want to go with her to an island, promptly named so because the island is full of monkeys. The whole point of the island is to teach you how to play, so there will be messages like the one to the right, telling you how to respond to another Poptropican.

The plot of the island is that you’re racing and you get far ahead, but one of the opponents known as the Red Baroness makes you crash and land on the island. The further you progress, the more you’ll notice that these are the scenes we’ve been seeing lately in the Daily Pops. Also, there’s a little tidbit explaining how the blimp came to be! It seems like you have indirectly caused such a masterpiece. The Creators haven’t specifically said anything about the island yet on their blog ( 😕 ), but they most likely will soon. Although, they recently made a tweet about kids testing it out, and they  just made a tweet about the island, too:


Photo Booth and New Icons

As a side note, there was a Valentine’s-themed photo booth near the holiday, along with a Mystery of the Map-themed one as well. The Creators have posted some of the Valentine’s photo booth creations on their Twitter if you would like to see them. The Mystery of the Map photo booth had some of the island’s popular characters and props that you could use in your photo, with one example being in this tweet.

Another small side note is that the icons for the Menu box have changed some:

New Icons

Well, I think that’s it, Poptropicans! 😀

~Silver Wolf out

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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.

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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

How Bazaar: A Review

Hello everyone! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a review for an episode (last review was in May) XD , and I thought it would fit to review the first episode of Arabian Nights: How Bazaar, since the second episode is coming soon.

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From now on, I’m going to write reviews a little differently, by rating several factors. Plot, music, setting, and game-play.

*Contains Spoilers*

ancharacterHow Bazaar:

After the forty thieves ransack his city, a desperate sultan has one request: find the thieves’ lair, and bring back his most cherished possession!

The beginning of Arabian Nights provides a mysterious build up for the upcoming development in the story, with elegant and secretive scenery.

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