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

Daily Pop-In Prizes

The Daily Pop-In is now over.

daily pop in

Hey guys! The Daily Pop-In has started, as we warned you a few days ago. Since there will be prizes every week day until August 3, This post will be stuck to the front of our site and we will keep adding the prizes and promo codes every day, so be sure to check back all the time!

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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.

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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

 

Final Hall of Fame, Credit Raise, & Membership

The last Hall of Fame winner is here, so let’s get straight to the point! The winner is… Sneaky Bear!

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Sneaky Bear can now be found on main street of Super Power Island.

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She has replaced yet another NPC, but this time the Poptropican she replaced was a character that always had a random outfit every time you visit.

Well the Hall of Fame is now over, but the Creators say that “the doors of the Poptropica Hall of Fame may one day open again.”

Moving on, we have some… good and bad news.

Good news first! 😀

credit raise

You know how when you finish an island you receive 50 credits? Not anymore! But don’t worry, it didn’t just get taken away. We now earn 150 credits! 🙂

While this is great for when you need to save up for something in the store, there are actually a lot of conflicted feelings about this.

Before everyone gets all fussy, I want to share my opinion on the matter.

  1. If we are getting more credits, we need more things to buy! I think we should have more Store items and costumes to choose from. Stuff that isn’t only for members!
  2. I think that the amount of credits we earn after the quest should be based on the island’s play length and difficulty. The Creators would just have to estimate this when making the island.

Okay, so why is everyone conflicted about this? Well, here comes the bad news.

nabooti demo

For some background information on the whole Nabooti Demo thing, be sure to read my post about it.

Anyway, the Creators have explained that Nabooti Island will be members only for the time being. You can probably assume what that implies.

So… lots of enticing membership deals.

Will more islands face the same fate? Hopefully not! Poptropica has been the popular site it is because of many things. One of those things being that members don’t totally rule over non-members.

Well, we will see what’s to come!

~SD

GHD Trailer & More!

Hey guys, we have a lot of updates in store. Let’s start out with the big one: Galactic Hot Dog Island. The trailer is now out, along with the Tour Page.

Looks pretty cool! 😀

From the hit graphic novel comes the zaniest Poptropica adventure yet. Hop aboard the Neon Wiener for an intergalactic voyage with Cosmoe, Humphree, and Princess Dagger!

Start your adventure now: read Galactic Hot Dogs season one on Funbrain!

The Tour Page oddly indicates that this island will not have episodes. At least, the episodes aren’t included on the page. On that note, episodes will soon be no longer:

Well, I personally didn’t like the episodes, so I’m perfectly fine with this. What about you guys?

Anyway, back to GHD Island. Two new store items will soon be out. The FRED Follower is free and the Galactic Space Suit is only for members.

 

Along with the GHD items, a new Arabian Nights item is now out for members! It is for members only and entitled Plundered Armor.

arab item

Remember that members can play Arabian Nights: Lair of Thieves tomorrow!

Other than that, the Creators have released another behind the scenes image.

bts image

Also, Jeff Kinney was on the Today show! Be sure to check it out! Mainly Diary of a Wimpy Kid related stuff. 😛

Well, that’s it for now! Stay popping! 😉

~SD

Pop Storm of BTS & Arabian Nights Early Access!

Like always, we have a lot of Twitter updates. Especially a lot of behind the scenes stuff, so let’s start with the latest PopStorm! Basically a bunch of happy eyes. 🙂

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I think I like the simple, bottom middle drawing the best. 😛

Next up, more Galactic Hot Dogs Island news! To find out more about GHD, go to Funbrain. In this case a behind the scenes, uh, scene.

ghd scene

Pretty cool! The island seems to be coming along nicely. Plus, I love the ship. 🙂

Next up for GHD is an upcoming item in the Poptropica Store. Sorry for the bad image quality, it was the only picture available.

ghd item

As you can see, it is called the F.R.E.D. Follower and it’s free!

Next up, yet another behind the scenes image for GHD. However, this one is made up of rejected art.

ghd rejected art

Hmmm… my favorite would probably be the top left creature.

Enough with GHD, right? Well, if you said you wanted more GHD, I’m sorry because there is nothing more… Although you can go to the Daily Pop on Poptropica to see cool sneak peeks!

*cough* Anyway, Shrink Ray SUI is now out for all! Plus, Arabian Nights Episode 2 (Lair of Thieves) will be out for members on December 11!

Check back soon for more updates! 😀

~SD

Shrink Ray SUI & One Stressed Out Fish

 

shrink ray 1

shrink ray 2Hey guys just a quick post to let everyone know that Shrink Ray (SUI) will be out for everyone on December 4, which is this Thursday! And remember that the Shrink Ray Gun is free in the Poptropica Store!

In other news, since the release of the Poptropica App on Android, the amount of downloads has been amazing! Nearly at a rate of 6,000 per day! Now that’s pretty cool.

The Creators have also released yet another sneak peek on Twitter. Click to enlarge the image

 

sneak peek

It’s a bit more difficult to tell what this sneak peek is for. Along with the image, the Creators said “We too get that busy, overwhelmed, confusing feeling.” That also doesn’t give anything away, at least not for me. However, the font used in “AHHHHHHH!” looks like it may be for Galactic Hot Dogs. What do you guys think? Comment below!

Well, that’s all for now! Stay adventuring Poptropicans! 🙂

~SD