Is Poptropica changing… for the worse?

Okay, so this blog post is a lot more serious then the ones before–you can tell that just by reading the title! But give me a chance to explain myself.

When Poptropica Worlds was first released, everyone was excited. New animations, new games, new islands, new features. But with these shiny, sparkly items came a lurking disaster… one that not many of us suspected.

In the old Poptropica, everyone got to play the same islands, and members got a few top-quality things, such as a demo after each island to continue the fun. Even when they made 7 islands members-only, I didn’t bat an eye. But when Poptropica Worlds came… well, that’s when the changes came.

First off, you see advertisements for membership EVERYWHERE. Billboards, your closet, while doing home decor. I’ll admit it, not all of the good things have MEMBERSHIP stamped on it with big letters, but most. The colorizer… mostly for members. New, cool color changing outfits… mostly for members. Even the doors for the house that could have who-knows-what in there is members-only! Perhaps they could have a demo room that everyone got so you could, you know, see what this room thing is all about.

Is Poptropica turning into Club Penguin? I feel like I’m seeing that dreaded “Golden Snitch” of Poptropica EVERYWHERE!

Fortunately, not everything is hands-off. But that doesn’t mean that that can’t change! I’m lucky that I live in a country where membership is available to me, but I know many that can’t get membership and all the extra perks it comes with because of where they live.

What do you think? I’ll be posting more on this subject soon. Am I going crazy? Or are they just making membership look a LITTLE bit more tempting? What do you think? Tell me all in the comments down below!

Bad for now! (And may you never be cured of Poptropica fever, blah blah blah πŸ˜‰

-Quick Sky πŸ˜€

 

Hey so um I’m back!!

Hey! I’m back from my vacation! I loved it a lot, it was really fun, but yeah, here I am.

SO this was me as I opened my computer for the first time in forever:Β Warning: slightly exaggerated πŸ˜›

Me:Β opens computer for the first time in years. I blow away the dust and cobwebs as my eyes fill with tears as the engine stirs toΒ life. I check out my email and….Β WHAT THE FRRRRRIDGE?????

Yes, it was the one and only… POPTROPICA HELP BLOG…. responding to my email! :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O (Which was about the MPIP I had written)

My email was filled with comments, likes, follows. My sister hovered at my shoulder. “I’m famous!” I screeched, shaking her shoulders. “I’m famous!”

She walked away, shaking her head, rolling her eyes. “Yeah, you could almost be Beyonce.”

And so yeah…. Thanks to you peeps with all your support more nooby posts will be coming to YOU! Congrats! πŸ˜€

-Quick Sky

Vacation!

Sorry about this, but I’m going on vacation with my family (it is summer vacation, after all), and this is, like, overseas. For five weeks.

(And I have to miss the PHB’s Poppies 2017 party!! 😦 )

Now, there may be a chance that I can catch some Wi-fi there, but I’m not sure if I’ll even bring my computer to start with. So you know what that means…

Don’t worry! I’m coming back sometime in August, so I’ll start posting again then.

Anyway, that’s it for now.
See you in a LONG LONG LONG LONG time!! (And hopefully nothing important happens in Poptropica while I’m gone.) πŸ˜€

Well, that’s it for now, I guess. I’ll see you in a while, fellow Poptropicans, and may you never be cured of Poptropiacafever!!

-Quick Sky πŸ˜›

My Poptropica Worlds house tour!

This is a post that will be sharing pictures of my Poptropica World’s house tour!! Hope you enjoy. πŸ™‚ I’d like to hear your thoughts and see pictures of your house too!

BUT WAIT! First, here’s a weird picture I took on the multiverse…

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Aww, look, it’s Prom King and Queen together!!

Anyway, back to the “house tour”. Gosh, this is so weird.

So first off, here’s what my character itself looks like…

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The Living Room

Okay! So the first floor of my house is pretty uneventful, just a few pieces of furniture.

There’s a fish tank, TV (which was free and comes with every house… I think they use it to show advertisements), a big plant, and the closet. I wish we were able to move the closet, because having it on the first floor instead of bedroom is a little odd.

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Next!

Entertainment Area! πŸ™‚

Originally I was going to make this place like a dining room or something to make it like a real house, but then I went against it. Too boring! I am still working on this room as well. πŸ™‚

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 8.17.28 PMMy poor attempts to cover up that membership room!Β πŸ˜‚

Okay, on to the next room!

My Poor Attempt at a Bathroom

I think the title speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Back when I wanted to create an “ordinary” house, I made a space for a bathroom. But since I already brought the stuff (and it was pretty expensive!) I decided against replacing it with something else. What do you think?

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This is probably my least favorite room! I probably need to put in a plant or maybe a window or portrait above the sink to spruce things up a bit. πŸ™‚

And Finally… Quick Sky’sΒ AMAZING BEDROOM!!!

This is the room that got the most attention, as you can see! It obviously has a lot of furniture. I had to divide it into two pictures; it was that big! But I don’t think I’ll be doing any more on this room. I think it’s great… until next time’s redecoration. πŸ˜€

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Part number 1! What do you think?
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No, this isn’t another room! The wallpaper is a fooler, but this is actually supposed to be connected to the other part. πŸ™‚

Which part do you like better? Part 1 or 2 of my (Poptropica) bedroom? I like how Part 1 is so lively with furniture, but I like the “music” theme on Part two. Well, almost music. The vanity is just an embarrassing buy I got when I first started Poptropica Worlds. I should probably move that to the Entertainment room soon! πŸ˜€

In conclusion…

What else is there to say–what do you think? What was your least and most favorite room? I’d love to hear!

And while we’re on the topic of Poptropica houses–you know what would be cool? I saw this idea on the PHB and I immediently agreed with the user–it would be AWESOME if we could actually, you know, USE the things in our house!
It would be great if you could play the piano, like the mini-game on Great Pumpkin Island on Poptropica Original, where you get to play the piano.

And it would be great if you could actually sit on the bed or couch and flip through cool channels. And you could use Poptropica advertisements as commercials! And it would even be cool if you could just flush the toilet and start the faucet simply by clicking. The vanity would be great–maybe you could change your mouth or skin and hair color by using that, kind of like the Colorizer on Poptropica Original.

The possibilities are endless! What are your ideas?
Until next time, fellow Poptropicans–and may you never be cured of Poptropicafever!
-Quick Sky πŸ˜›

NEW Poptropica Worlds 24 Carrot Island!

Okay, so this came with NO warning! I went on the computer this morning and look what I saw…

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For the first time I was EARLY for an island! EARLY!

I cracked my knuckles, got comfy in my seat, and said “Bring it on, Poptropica! The race is on!”
And JUST when I started to play…

*Mom comes in room*

Mom: Get off the computer!! NOW! We’re going out today!!

Me: Ughhhhhhh

For reals! The Curse got me AGAIN!

(If you don’t know what The Curse is, basically it’s something that keeps me from EVER EVER EVER completing islands quickly, to at least be in the top thousand.

*Sighs* Better luck next time. 😦

Well, in the meantime, I’m off to play it! SOO excited. I played a bit already… super easy!
Look out for aΒ review on 24 Carrot Island WorldsΒ soon!! And maybe I’ll make a walkthrough, too…

Anyway, that’s all for now! See you next time, fellow Poptropicans, and may you never be cured of Poptropicafever! πŸ˜›

-Quick Sky πŸ˜€

 

The Many Adventures of Quick Sky: Spy Island, Chapter 1

Hey guys! So this is something new I’ve started… it’s kind of like a fanfiction/role play thing… that takes you through one of your many Poptropica journeys! Happy Reading! πŸ˜€

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Chapter 1: The Suspicious Hair-Raising Events

Quick Sky leapt down from her signature yellow blimp. She knew of this island… it was a fashionably troubled one, and she would do anything to make it right again.

And it was clear that something wasn’t right here. As soon as she dropped down, she sensed something above her. Looking up, without a thought she leapt from the side as fast as lightning just as a red laser cut down, making a hole in the sidewalk.

“That would have nearly shorn off my hair!” she gasped. A girl with an enormous red afro grimaced. “That’s to be expected,” she replied.

Before Sky could even ask, she continued. “B.A.D has been determined to make everyone on this island bald!” she cried. “Speaking of hair, how do you like my new do? I got it at the New You shop on Home Island. Oh, if only we had one of those lovely places here… all we have is a dusty old eyeglass store.”

Sky opened her mouth. “Watch out!” she yelled. It was too late. The girl’s lovely red locks were gone. “Oh no!” she cried.

Well, this obviously isn’t the person to tell me the problem on this island.Β Sky thought. Well, there was nothing to it. She went to the nearest building… which happened to be a “Spy Headquarters.”

As soon as she entered she saw security camera watching, following her. Shuddering, she leapt up the platforms gracefully until she came to big screen with her face on it.

She turned to this person who seemed to be in charge–a man with gray floppy gray hair and a ridiculous black bowtie. “I’m here to help,” she confirmed.

He nodded. “I know, Spy Sky. Director D, pleased to meet you.”

“Spy?” she asked, shaking his hand. He nodded again. “If you could help us spy on B.A.D… help us stop their group from making everyone in Poptropica bald… it would be of great help. Of course, you will need the skill of an expert. This is no one-skull island…”

“Of course!” she replied. “Do you have anything for me?” Director D handed her a Decoder Kit. “You will need it.”

Exiting the building, Quick Sky felt a quick breeze from above and yet again jumped to avoid another red laser. The man with black curls next to her wasn’t so lucky.

Maybe there’s something up there! Some kind of machine shooting the lasers that I can dismantle…

She climbed the walls of the HQ like an expert effortlessly.Β But on the top there was no machine… only a man crouching down! He said nothing, only handed her a coded message.

Using her Decoder Kit, Sky figured out that the message read “When Doctor Spyglass points to a symbol, choose the one that faces the opposite direction.”

“Spyglass? I bet that’s the eye doctor that lady from before was talking about.” murmured Sky. She looked up for any red lasers and continued her way on right, gathering directions from fellow residents of the island.

Upon meeting Dr. Spyglass, she interrogated him, with no response. Finally she used the message from before. “May… may I have an eye exam, please?” she asked politely.

Dr. Spyglass eyed her. “That’s the first sensible thing you’ve said all day.” he said, finally. “You probably need one anyway.”

She pointed to all the opposite symbols, as directed. After going through more than just a few symbols, she wondered if he would ever stop. Finally, he put down his long cane and studied her.

“I see that Director D has sent you. Meet me in the room upstairs.”

Well, there’s nothing to it then.Β Quick Sky thought. She went outside and climbed the cold metal ladder. The door at the top was unlocked.

He was waiting inside. “I… I have something that will help you on your mission.”

She waited.

He sighed. “This is the greatest invention of my life…”

“Hang on,” Sky interrupted. “You’re a scientist? I thought you were a spy.”

“I work as a scientist for the spies.” He explained. “Anyway… as I was saying…”

He handed her a camp suit. “It’ll make you invisible.”

“Wow!” she said, turning the cloth over in her hands. “Wow! I’ve… never seen anything like it!” She couldn’t take her eyes off the material. The shifting geometry was mesmerizing, almost disturbing. Of all the islands she had visited, she’d never heard–or seen–of anything quite this amazing.

“Is the Spy Headquarters making you do this? I mean, it’sΒ yourΒ invention, right?” she asked. “Do you really want to part with it?”

Dr. Spyglass looked down at his hands. “I think I have to.”

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Quick Sky huddled down to make herself as small as possible so she wouldn’t be seen. Of course, she wouldn’t be seen anyway. The Chameleon Suit shifted quietly to adjust to the change of colors as she moved.

Looking up for those deadly red lasers every so often, she walked quickly through the bone-cut cold night towards the Docks.

to be continued…