Saturday, March 29, 2014

Introducing the Badges Feature!

*Spoiler Warning*
This is your warning, if you don’t want to learn what some of the upcoming features on Poptropica will be, then don’t read this post.


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 If you do, however, want to find out what some new features coming soon to Poptropica may be, then read on!


Still here? Ready to get a sneak peak into the future of Poptropica? Here we go, let the post begin!
Through some recently uncovered pictures, we may have a look at some of Poptropica’s upcoming features! Here we have an example of what will come to be known as a “Badge Album”  when it is released. This one specific album is part of a bigger feature to be released.

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There you have it! It appears that there will be an addition to the Friends feature in the near future. It features your Poptropica Avatar, your name, your battle ranking, and your Island Medallions. But what are those at the bottom? Those would be the Badge Albums.

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There are four types of badges that you can earn, Collector, Socializer, Explorer, and Competitor. If I had to guess, I would assume that each  badge type was related to the following aspect of the game:
  • Collector relates to either how many items you have, or how many hidden items you have found within the game.
  • Socializer relates to how many friends you have, how much time you spend in common rooms, or how many times you chat and battle.
  • Explorer relates to how many islands that you have started or completed.
  • Competitor relates to your battle ranking/how many mini-games you have won, how many island medallions you have won, or how many times you have completed each island.
There is also another little feature hidden away in this new way to show off all of your achievements, a way to not show off your achievements! In the bottom left corner you can see this privacy lock.

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This allows for you to hide your Friends page and profile. You can either have your profile shown to everyone, just your friends, or (presumably) not at all.

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It appears that only time will tell all of the secrets that this badge feature has hidden away.
What do you think of all of this, are you excited to collect some badges? Are you gonna try to earn every badge? How do you even earn badges? Are you going to hide away all of your stats or show them off to the world? Sound off bellow with your thoughts about this new feature.
~Special thanks to Elphangor for providing pictures.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Could these be Poptropica's New Islands?

Hey everyone! I’m here today to not only share in the celebration over Monster Carnival Island (dream come true) but to look at the future of Poptropica. We had a pretty good idea that Monster Carnival was coming soon thanks to some pretty monstrous Daily Pops, which raises the questions,  what other secrets are hidden in those often overlooked little pictures? I have grouped some recent Daily Pops that may give us an idea of some upcoming islands!
 
Atmos-Knights Island

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These previews almost look like they could be from an alternate version of Astro-Knights Island. The last two images even show very similar locations to some that were used in Astro-Knights! The images show a castle, an old broken down windmill, and someone’s study. It also appears that these images are high up in the air. As you can see in the bottom of the first two images the land seems to be floating on clouds! The plane crashed into the windmill in the second image is very interesting also! It appears that this is a mixture between an atmosphere set Sky Island and Astro-Knights Island, Atmos-Knights Island!

Twisted Twice Island
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Our next hypothetical island looks like it could be a sequel to Twisted Ticket Island. Twisted Twice Island! The first and second images show forest scenes that could easily be part of a Twisted Thicket sequel island. The first image even has a ghostly Poptropican, very similar to the forest dwellers in Twisted Thicket once their powerful orb is stolen. Could it be stolen again and we must find it? The third picture has the most connection to Twisted Thicket showing an image of what looks like a journal. Inside this journal are drawings of what could be the weapons used by the forest creatures and at the bottom a drawing of the Tree where the forest’s orb is kept.

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Odds are that we won’t be seeing a Frozen Island, but these Daily Pops do look a little chilly! What could be happening here? Is there an eternal winter we must thaw? Do we need to find the Abominable Snowman? All we know right now is that there is a frozen mud puddle, a nice looking bird pecking at a tree, and there will be a nice moonlight night! Time will tell what this new Island/Feature will turn in to!

 

What are your thoughts on these new sneak-peaks? Is Poptropica making island squeals now? All we have to do now is enjoy Monster Carnival Island and wait for the next announcement! What do you guys think? Will we be seeing Atmos-Knights, Twisted Twice, or Winter Wonderland Island anytime soon?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mega Fighting Squirrels?

What’s up guys? While cruising through Night Watch Island, I found a new advertisement building for the upcoming movie The Nut Job. You can also find the building on some other islands including Back Lot, Virus Hunter, and Mocktropica.

Once you enter the building talk to the grey squirrel, Surly, standing beside the door. He will tell you that he has a new sure fire plan to get the nuts. Your instructions are to use a nut catapult to shoot the nuts over to Surly the squirrel. This can get really tricky, but do your best to launch the nuts while the catapult is just perfectly in the green area of the base.

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Once you launch ten nuts into the bag you win! You receive two prizes, the Surly Power and the Pistachio Costume!

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The Surly Power shows a little cut screen of Surly dropping down to steal a nut on ropes and pulleys Mission: Impossible style! The Pistachio Costume is just what it looks like, a big Pistachio that you can walk around in all day PSY style. Squirrels?


Lastly, there is a new piece of news on the PCB. They realize that we may have seen through their little Mega Fighting Bot ruse pretty quickly, but that doesn’t mean that they love those little bots any less! You can now find some Mega Fighting Bots extras on the Mocktropica Info page, their very own wallpaper and poster! You can find the wallpaper here and the printable poster here. They also promised that the Mega Fighting Bots themed Members Only Bonus Quest is coming soon, so stay on the look out for a new bonus quest featuring some fighting robots!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Some monstrous new Daily Pops!

The mystery of Monster Carnival Island continues to thicken with some new posts that have made their way onto the Daily Pop! Are these monsters our newest sneak peak for Monster Carnival, or is there another new island brewing bellow the surface? Check out these Daily Pop posts and make the decision!

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The first picture shows us a tree with some evil looking owls in it, so what? The important part are the streamers and flags that are seen, is this a festive scene? Festive like a carnival? The rest just show various monsters.  The first two show a metal faced bird, a taxidermy  Jackalope, and multi-eyed dinosaur dog. The last picture shows an evil looking toxic waste monster.
It should be noted that the last two pictures are similar in that the monsters are labeled with numbers. Are these exhibits to go and see on Monster Carnival Island?

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So what do you think? Are these our first official look at the Monsters of Monster Carnival Island or something totally new, only time will tell!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Year 2013 in Poptropica: Part 4

Happy New Year! With 2014 only hours away, let’s take a look back at the final part of our year in review. If you have missed anything, make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

September

September 1st: Some new Island soundtracks are found.
September 2nd: Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is announced for iOS devices!
September 5th: Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is released on iOS devices.
September 6th: The Scifi Doctor Costume is released on Virus Hunter Island main street.
September 10th: The Poptropica Shop is released, your one stop shop for all Poptropica Goods.
September 11th: We get our first look at the Virus Hunter Bonus Quest.
September 12th: The Virus Hunter “X-Ray Visor” is released!
September 17th: Poptropica’s 6th Bitrhday Prizes are released.
September 19th: The Ship Follower is released on Virus Hunter Island.
September 26th: Virus Hunter Island is released to everyone!
September 27th: It is announced that the Poptropolis Games will rise again in 2013.

October

October 4th: We get a good look at a sneak preview for a very fun upcoming game!
October 7th: The Poptropolis Games 2013 Island extras are released.
October 16th: Virus Hunter and Back Lot Island guides are released on the Poptropica Tips and Tricks app!
October 22nd: The Creators need our help to raise the games!
October 24th: The Poptropica: Forgotten Islands app has received a Halloween update.
October 25th: The Creators have a live stream on Poptropica.

November

November 6th: We get a look at the new and improved Poptropolis Games!
November 13th: The Poptropolis Games rise again for members!
November 14th: The Wresting Gear item returns to the Poptropica Store!
November 20th: We get a preview of the Time Tangled SUI.
November 21st: Mocktropica Island is officially announced!
November 27th: THe Poptropica: Forgotten Islands app goes on sale!

December

December 5th: The Poptropolis Games SUI is released to everyone!
December 6th: The Mocktropica Glitch power is released to Members.
December 10th: The Time Tangled SUI is released.
December 12th: The Mocktropica “Unfinished Costume” is released.
December 19th: Mocktropica is released to members!
Thanks for staying with me for the whole year in review and enjoy your new year!

The Year 2013 in Poptropica: Part 3

If you’re still with me, welcome to Part 3 of the Year 2013 in Poptropica. If you have missed Part 1 or Part 2, make sure to check them out!

July

July 1st: A way to try out Beta Carrotene without Membership is found.
July 2nd: The amazing Virtual Virus costume is released for Members.
July 4th: The Disney Non-Stop Summer Advertisement building gets an Avengers update.
July 9th: The Inside-Out Power is released for Members.
July 13th: The Nano-Combat Training Mini-Game is released on the Poptropica Store and then removed.
July 16th: The Virus Hunter Island  Sneezing Powder gold card is released. The Nano-Combat Training is officially released for Members Only.
July 17th: It is announced that the best Island created  using the Island Creator Kit will be turned into a real Poptropica Island!
July 24th: Two more Avengers costumes are added to the Disney Non-Stop Summer advertisement, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.
July 25th: The Rabbot paper craft is released on the PCB.
July 26th: A new Virus Hunter Info Page is released.
July 29th: The first part of the Virus Hunter tie-in comic is released.

August

August 2nd: Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic part 2 is released.
August 5th: Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic part 3 is released.
August 7th: We are introduced to an amazing new feature. The player map!
August 8th: Poptropica game cards are released in Australia and the beautiful New Zealand.
August 9th: Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic part 4 is released.
August 12th: Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic part 5 is release.
August 13th: The Creators tease the new prize for finally achieving 10,000 supporters for the LEGO CUUSOO page.
August 15th: The LEGO CUUSOO page reaches 10,000 supporters!
August 16th: The final part of the Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic comic is released.
August 27th: The new and improved 24 Carrot Island is released to all!
August 29th: Virus Hunter Island is released to Members.
August 30th: A Hazmat suit is available to all on Virus Hunter Island.
Check back New Years Eve for the final extra large part of the Year 2013 in Poptropica!

The Year in Poptropica: Part 2

With 2014 drawing nearer and nearer, we’re taking a look back at the year 2013 in Poptropica. So far we have had a look at the first part of the year, and now we look back at the next part of the year.

April

April 1st: The Creator’s annual April Fool’s Day prank comes in the form of announcing “Poptropica HD-3D” which is, of course, a joke.
April 3rd: It is announced that there is only 1 day until the release of Back Lot Island to members!
April 4th: Time to make some movie magic! Back Lot Island is released to members!
April 7th: It is revealed via some detective work that the name of the next island would be… Virus Hunter Island, along with some character designs.
April 9th: The guide for Night Watch Island is released to the Poptropica Tips and Tricks app.
April 10th: The Dr. Hare’s Lair LEGO CUUSOO project reaches 5,000 supporters and the Dr. Hare Deluxe Balloons are released.
April 25th: Back Lot Island is released to the public!
April 30th: We get a behind the scenes look at the making of the infamous Monster Carnival Island!

May

May 2nd: We get a look at some alternate Back Lot Island Logos.
May 6th: The LEGO CUUSOO pages has reached 6,000 supporters and we receive another wallpaper as the prize.
May 9th: Some Mocktropica Island previews have already been showing up in the Daily Pop.
May 15th: Virus Hunter Island is officially announced!
May 23rd: We get our first look at the soon to be Beta Carrotene update to 24 carrot Island.
May 29th: New Pop Quizzes are added to the game.
May 30th: We get our second look at the upcoming Beta Carrotene.

June

June 5th: We get our first look at Poptropica with sound!
June 12th: 24 Carrot: Beta Carrotene is announced!
June 17th: The LEGO CUUSOOpage reaches 7,500 supporters and the next prize is released.
June 18th: We get our first hint at the return of Poptropolis Island!
June 20th: Beta Carrotene is released to members. Also the name of the latest Poptropica’s Island is uncovered, Mocktropica Island.
June 21st: The trailer for Virus Hunter is released, revealing it has sound!
June 25th: The Disney Non-Stop Summer Advertisement is released.
June 29th: More hints at the return of Poptropolis Island are surfacing.
Come back soon for Parts 3 and 4 of the Year 2013 in Poptropica!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Year 2013 in Poptropica: Part 1

Hello all! Was 2013 a crazy year, or what? I know for me it was! With a new year looming on the horizon, it’s always good to take a look back at what has happened in the previous year, and see what you may have missed! Between now and New Years, I am going to take you on a journey into the past, looking at Poptropica’s great leaps this year!!

January

January 1st: Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013. 2012 has seen some pretty major updates including new islands such as S.O.S., Vampire’s Curse, Twisted Thicket, Poptropolis Games, Wimpy Boardwalk, Lunar Colony, Super Villain, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Zomberry. Along with that, the Friends feature has been released and Members Only Bonus Quests are introduced!

January 2nd: Daily Pop posts (which later prove to be part of Night Watch Island) spark suspicion that Monster Carnival Island may be an upcoming island.

January 10th: It’s official. Zomberry Island is now out for everyone to play! Grab your flashlight and go find the cure for those zombies!

January 14th: After speculation of a “Mall Island” began to run wild, the newest Poptropica Island was announced, Night Watch Island.

January 16th: The trailer for Night Watch Island is released, with a first look at the island, including the burglar and snake.

January 17th: The Members Only items for Night Watch Island are released in the Poptropica Store.

January 18th: One of the most tragic events in the history of Poptroica, it is announced that the Poptropolis Games will sink!

January 20th: Some new Poptropica Books are found Amazon!

January 24th: The Poptropolis Games are gone forever…. or are they?

January 25th: Dr. Hare takes to the PCB to announce Dr. Hare’s Lair on LEGO CUUSOO.

January 27th: A new, never before seen Spy Costume is found.

January 30th: The PCB offers the first official preview of a new island.

February

 February 4th: We received our first LEGO CUUSOO prize, a new Dr. Hare wallpaper!

February 6th: We get our second preview for the newest island coming to Poptropica!

February 12th: The Zomberry Guide for the Poptropica Tips and Tricks app is released.

February 21st: Poptropica’s newest island, Night Watch, is released to members!

February 27th: The LEGO CUSSOO project reached 2,500 and we received our second prize, the Big Carrot Costume.

March

 March 4th: The PCB gives us our 3rd look at  the new unnamed island.

March 9th: The Creators accidentally release the name of the new island, and them remove it.

March 12th: The Croods Experience is released on Poptropica.

March 14th: Night Watch Island is released to everyone!

March 15th: Back Lot Island receives its formal announcement!

March 20th: The Back Lot Island Members Only Items are released.

March 23rd: A large amount of Virus Hunters Island images are already released.

March 29th: The prizes for the LEGO CUUSOO page reaching 5,000 supports are previewed, but not
released, on account of the page only having around 4,000 supporters.

Check back soon for Part 2 of The Year 2013 in Poptropica!