Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring's Meme Message 💍

THIS post summarizes what Poptropica REALLY taught me. If you’ve been wondering exactly what Poptropica is, or what makes it Poptropica, this post is for you. 9 memes, 1 lesson… Pass it on!

 

Online

 

What is Poptropica? It doesn’t end with the online game, it STARTS with the online game!

 

Clubhouse

 

There is much more to it than meets the eye. It’s a gateway to many qualities, such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, adventure, and more. These are rare flowers that can be hard to plant, but they can grow into a most flourishing garden!

 

Club Castle 2

 

We all have our creative side. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but it’s up to us to figure out where to find it and how to use it!

 

Club Castle 7

 

Try something new! Take a challenge! Forge a new identity as you sharpen your skills!

 

Club Pub 26

 

Be yourself and be proud! Do what makes you YOU, even if it’s different. After all, we ALL have our differences.

 

Club Forest

 

Be confident! If someone puts you down for being you, don’t give up. Stand up for yourself and show them what you’re made of!

 

Club Pub

 

... And don’t forget to relax. Don’t worry, be happy! Those are words to live by.

 

Club Forest

 

There’s a world full of wonders out there. Keep your spirit of adventure and your sense of curiosity with you wherever you go… And don’t forget to enjoy the view.

 

Secret Society

 

This is Poptropica. It’s a special way of life. It’s a lesson on how to be young, have fun, and live to the fullest! Now get out there and create your own adventure!

Monday, July 11, 2022

This Week: Clubhouse Additions and Baron Traditions 🏴‍☠️✨

Happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

We’re finding ourselves in the dog days of summer – hope you’re enjoying your summer break and staying hydrated! On the docket for today: this week’s shop rotations, clubhouse store stocks, and Baron send offs!

 

New Costumes Added to the Shop7/5 store update - 17/5 store update - 27/5 store update - 3

Like last week, the shop’s current rotation features the new Cloaked Rogue and Demon Mischief costumes, available to all players for 350 credits each. And just like the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities, Rumpel appears to have infiltrated Amelia’s storefront too! Members can add the magic man’s signature ‘fit to their wardrobes for 250 credits.

 

For those seeking summer solace but aren’t sure water wear, the Water Battle (250 credits) and Water Fight (250 credits, members only) costumes include shorts, sunglasses, and giant super soakers. Shell-abrate summer break and dress accordingly! 🔫🌞

 

As for decorations, this month’s clubhouse catalog has gotten a refresh. Find clubhouse gear inspired by Jade Scarab, Goofball, and 24 Carrot Islands, alongside the rare Rumpel décor from the Baron’s Airship.

 

July Clubhouse Items

 

It’s worth mentioning that the cabana clubhouse goodies are still in stock over in Adventure Outfitters. Choose between two kinds of Potted Palm Trees (75 credits each), White Beach Chair (100 credits), Torch (75 credits), Popsicle Painting (75 credits), and huge variety of sweet summer treats for 75 credits each – Ice Cream Sundae, Fruit Smoothie, Coconut Drink, Fruit Basket, and Fruity Pies. While you’re stocking up, don’t forget to add the Sea Monster Floatie and Seahorse Floatie (100 credits) to your carts! 🏝🍨

 

July Clubhouse Items in Adventure Outfitters

 

To wrap up today’s shop updates, it’s almost time to bid the Baron bon voyage! Rumor has it, the Airship will be heading back out to open ocean air this Wednesday! Don’t miss this month’s wild collection from the Cabin of Curiosities, particularly the free winning Star Kid costume (shoutout to Busy Bee!) and the brand new Rumpel rendezvous decorations. The clock’s ticking! There’s less than 48 hours before the Baron’s July visit is over – visit the flying vessel on desktop and mobile before this special edition Airship disappears! 🏴‍☠️

 

Who’s hanging out on the Airship? The Team has spotted a ton of players’ sporting swanky styles on the flight deck this past week! We’ll be popping in throughout the next two days to find more standout looks, some of which will be featured in an upcoming post!

 

Catch you on the Flight Deck, pop stars! 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

The Nominees for the 2022 Poppies Are... 🏆

Calling all Poptropicans!

 

It’s that time of the year – the Poptropica Help Blog’s (PHB for short) 2022 Poppies Awards are upon us! 

 

Poppies 2022

 

The Poppies are a chance to celebrate the most important piece of Pop – YOU, the players! ✨

 

Whether you’re a ride or die fan or a casual participant, the Poppies welcome any and all players to join in the festivities. Take a trip down memory lane and recognize your fellow community members by nominating your favorite creative contributions, top highlights, and stand out creators from the year. Be sure to share your nominees in the comments section of the PHB’s Poppies post by Wednesday, July 13!

 

Although a date has not yet been set, the Poppies typically “culminate in a grand party where the awards winners will be announced.” Last year’s Poppies party was a wonderful community get together – you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

 

Not only does this year’s awards show marks its 8th annual return, but the PHB is also celebrating its 14th birthday this month! 🎉 The PHB is staffed by an incredible and talented team of players of all ages, who deliver top notch news, tips, and guides for the community. Congratulations on yet another milestone! 

 

Wishing everyone the best of luck! Remember to comment your awards nominations by this Wednesday on the PHB. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates about the event, we can’t wait to see ya there, Poptropicans! 🏆

Friday, July 8, 2022

July's Costume Contest Begins NOW! 🎨

Every month, all players have the opportunity to become a part of Poptropica history! Join the monthly costume contests for the chance to win! One lucky winner will have their costume design recreated in-game and offered to all players for free – no membership needed. Could you imagine sharing your costume ideas with millions of players in the Pop community?! You could be the next winner!

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

July’s costume contest will start today, July 8th, and last through SUNDAY, July 24th @ 8 PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST). Draw your outfit ideas and send them our way through the submissions page!

 

To enter, first brainstorm ideas for your costume. Costumes should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is a 3 entry maximum per month. You’re also more than welcome to resubmit past design submissions that you're proud of or come up with new outfit ideas for each contest!

 

Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your outfit:


 

  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything. 
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be recreated as a Poptropica costume. Avoid using blurry pictures or tiny details would be hard to reproduce, as well as outfits created with costumes that are already in your inventory. 
  • DO NOT submit artwork that is not your own.
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers!

 

After brainstorming your outfit ideas, the next step is to draw them out! You can do this on paper or go the digital route to show off your designs.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to the rest of the community. Differences in art skill will not affect your likelihood of being chosen. Go all out with it! The Team loves seeing your imagination and creativity!

 

Once you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs, the final step is to share them with us! Enter your costume designs and Poptropican’s name through the submissions page one at a time (attaching multiple files at once can prevent your designs from being included). After submitting images or PDF’s of your outfit drawings, share them on Instagram too! Include the #MyPoptropicaCostume and #Poptropica hashtags and be sure to tag us @poptropicacreators

 

Don't be discouraged if your design hasn’t been chosen in the past! We’re blown away by the incredible amount of creative and unique costume designs each month. We wish they could all be winners! You’re also more than welcome to resubmit past design submissions or come up with new costume ideas for each month's contest!

 

If you have any questions or comments about the costume contest, don’t hesitate to drop them below.

 

Best of luck, Poptropicans! 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Guest Blog: The Pink Knight and Poptropica Heroes Continued by Dizzy Feather 😵‍💫🪶

Hello Everyone!

 

Dizzy Feather here with my newest fanfiction, as you probably guessed it's about the Poptropican Heroes, this story takes place after the events of The Pink Knight I posted on the PHB. It follows the story of the Pink Knight returning to the group after two years, only to discover that the group is falling apart, and on top of that, a portal has re-opened leading to a world of danger. I wrote it in script format, Let's go!

 

We see a large ship out on the open water, "2016" appears above the ship.

 

The camera zooms in and several Poptropicans in white lab coats are scooting past each other, a man with black curly hair makes his way to the top of a wooden box.

 

Man:

We are now at the location.

 

After he says this, Poptropicans start heading to the lifeboats on the side of the ship. Once everyone is on one, the boats head towards a large gray rock in the water. A woman with long straight blonde hair points to what looks like a remote at the top of the rock. A pastel blue portal opens beside the base of the rock. The boats enter the portal one by one.

 

The screen fades to black and in white letters, the phrase "Present Day" pops up.

The Pink Knight is standing next to an old rusted green fountain. She looks around before pressing the button on the water fountain's spout. Instead of water coming out the water fountain, along with the Pink Knight lowers into the ground. 

Underneath the water fountain is a large completely white room. The Dark Razor Knight is waiting beside a red circle in the middle of the room, where the water fountain eventually lowers down on.

 

Dark Razor Knight:

Pink Knight, welcome back to the team, meet me in the conference hall. We need you on a mission.

 

After he says this he walks through an also white door. The Pink Knight follows him.

 

 

The Pink knight walks behind the Dark Razor knight through a maze of hallways.

 

Dark Razor Knight:

So what have you been up to?

 

Pink Knight:

Other than that E.Vile thing, not much. You?

 

Dark Razor Knight:

We've been doing a lot since you disappeared from us two years ago. However, nothing we faced has been anything like what we're up against now.

 

Pink Knight:

What are we up against?

 

Dark Razor Knight:

You're about to see.

 

They walk into a room with tan walls and a green carpet. There is a long wooden table in the center with light green padded chairs positioned around it. Sitting at the table are Mr.Carrot, The Purple Razor Knight, Purple Galaxy, The Love Knight, The Lightning Hero, and The Plant Knight. The Dark Razor Knight pulls out two chairs and motions for The Pink Knight to come sit in one. Once she does he sits in the other chair, Purple Galaxy watches him sit down. Once he does, she jumps out of her chair, and after a purple blur, she appears standing at the end of the table.

 

Purple Galaxy:

Now that we're all finally here, let's get started on the Briefing. Recently...

 

The Lighting Hero:

Wait! Aren't we going to welcome back The Pink Knight?

 

Purple Galaxy:

We all saw her, therefore we all know she's back. Now let me talk! We don't have much time! Anyways, Like I was saying, Recently, a portal has opened or should I say re-opened. 

  This portal was first discovered in 2016 by a group of scientists. Inside that portal, they found several islands with nothing on them, four of the scientists took charge and decided that they should build on the islands.

  One of these islands was home to a gigantic supervolcano, The First of the Four Scientists built a national park while studying the underground caves on the island, his name was Dr. Crispin Vincent. 

  The second island was built on by a lady named Iris Ray, for the scientists who were living inside the portal. 

   An unknown scientist created an island almost identical to that of 24 Carrot Island. 

 

 Finally, a Lover of Greek Mythology named Theseus, put together a group to help him build five small islands relatively close to one another.

 

  Theseus and his group had just finished building on their islands when something happened, Radio signals went down and the portal began to collapse, brave Poptropicans rushed in to try and get others out but none succeeded or came out before the portal crashed completely. The project never went public so far and few know about it. 

  A few days ago I received this in an email addressed to me as well as the MAF and the Spy groups that we have alliances with.

 

(Purple Galaxy stops talking here, long speech I know)

 

After a purple blur, Purple Galaxy appears back at the spot where she was sitting when The Pink Knight first came in. Once she is there she opens a laptop and clicks the mouse. A video starts playing.

The screen flashes through pictures of the Project Purple Galaxy just described, A male voice starts speaking.

 

Dizzy Feather - Sneak peek at next month's guest blog

 

(A hint of what's coming)

 

Voice:

Six years ago, a project was started in MY WORLD by uninvited guests, who didn't even ask for permission. I decided to use their hard work to create the place I dreamed of, by erasing their memories.

  So I invite you to come and save them. Once they leave my world or I leave my world, their memories will be returned to them.

 

The video ends after the voice stops speaking.

 

Purple Galaxy: 

We need to send someone there, all of the other teams are. I say we send our Spy, The Pink Knight. Pink Knight, You leave first thing tomorrow, be ready, we'll give you more details before you leave.

 

 

That's it for now. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Get Ready to Rumpel! The Baron's Reporting For Duty on Home Island! 🏴‍☠️

 

The Baron has landed on Home Island!

 

Buckle up, Poptropicans. This isn’t your average Baron visit, it’s certainly a sight to see! 👀

 

Board the Airship and make your way into the Baron’s treasure trove, the Cabin of Curiosities. Before making a beeline for the free gear, there’s a good chance you’ll notice an unusual spin on this month’s Cabin collection – it’s almost impossible to ignore.

 

July's Cabin of Curiosities


Personally tailored by the Baron, July’s pop up shop inventory features a brass Rumpel Skull (50 credits), Rumpel Lamp (30 credits), Gold Rumpel Statue (100 credits), Unicorn Plushie (30 credits), Rumpel Plushie (100 credits), and a costume boasting an eccentric mashup of villains – Dr. Rumpel Bunskin (10 credits). The mysterious bundle totals 320 credits, not bad for a Rumpel redesign!

 

If you’re suspicious of the Baron’s sudden liking to Rumpelstiltskin, fear not! According to the sky pirate, they’re perfectly fine and “all of us little adventurers could learn a thing or two from him.” Hmm… the eye twitching "with the thrill of adventure" might say otherwise.

 

Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 1Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 2Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 3

 

Nonetheless, the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities wouldn’t be complete without its free player-designed costume! Presenting, the winner of June’s costume contest…

 

June's Winning Costume: Star Kid by Busy Bee

 

STAR KID by Busy Bee! 🌟💫

 

Stellar space outfit all around – the star eye patch and planetary tee are lovely additions to the winning lineup. Congratulations on your cosmic costume, Busy Bee! 👏👏

 

This is your sign to pay the Baron a visit ASAP! The Star Kid costume is FREE TO ALL PLAYERS while the Airship is docked on Home Island! There’s no telling if or when winning designs will return, so don’t miss July’s limited edition drop!

 

Honorable mentions: check out the entirety of players’ submissions from last month’s contest – there are tons of absolute gems (too many to count)! Shoutout to everyone who participated in June’s contest round! 🤩

 

 

Whew, what a whirlwind! What do you think about this month’s Cabin of Curiosities collection? Have any theories about the Baron’s behavior? Can you pick a favorite piece of Rumpel regalia? Share your thoughts with your fellow Poptropicans in the comments below! ⬇️

 

See you soon, little adventurers. 👀

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

All Player Adventures Are on the Horizon!

Calling all players! Major update, everybody. 📣

 

Con2: Wicked Cool News

 

Although the expanded release of PoptopiCon Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert to all players was just mere ago, we’re thrilled to share yet another bought of good news! Once again, a previously members-only adventure is set to become available to all! 🎉

 

Next week, Poptropicans far and wide are invited to join a massive expedition across the islands. Before the event in question is confirmed, we’ll give you one (huge) hint to aid in your predictions…

 

Something strange seems to be happening on the Airship. Pop onto the floating vessel to chat with the Baron. Once you’ve visited the sky pirate’s private quarters, prepare to embark on a puzzling journey with all your fellow players. 🗺

 

Who’s hyped for yet another adventure? ALL ABOARD!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Store Update: Summer Styles, Cabana Clubhouses, and July's Member Gifts! 🏝

Happy Tuesday, Poptropicans! For those who celebrate, hope you all had a splendid holiday weekend! 

 

Amelia’s back to business as usual with weekly store updates. Adventure Outfitters is restocked and ready to go, with displays featuring new, striking styles and a massive display dedicated to fun in the sun. Ready or not, here it comes!

 

7/5 store update - 17/5 store update - 27/5 store update - 37/5 store update - 4

 

As previously teased last week, 2 new fantasy-inspired costumes have hit the shelves: Cloaked Rogue and Demon Mischief (350 credits each)! 💖🖤

 

7/5 store update - left display

 

Add the two newfangled ensembles to your wardrobes for 350 credits each. Cloaked Rogue includes a stealthy black jumpsuit, hood, eye mask, and bow and arrows. Perhaps the most notable piece of the costume? An owl lookout! Consider yourself avian-y nice pair. 🦉

 

Aesthetically, Demon Mischief is almost a complete 180 compared to Cloaked Rogue. Style the outfit as is or choose the hot pink wings, pointed horns, fuchsia sunglasses, bandages, and demon mouth grabber to elevate your favorite looks.

 

7/5 store update - right display

 

Head over to the opposite end of the store to find a huge stockpile of summer items! Turn your clubhouse into a summer cabana with two kinds of Potted Palm Trees (75 credits each), White Beach Chair (100 credits), Torch (75 credits), and Popsicle Painting (75 credits). While you’re at it, grab the Sea Monster Floatie and Seahorse Floatie (100 credits) for poolside lounging. 🏝☀️

 

Of course, a summer break isn’t complete without indulging in some sweet treats! For 75 credits each, all players can scoop up the Ice Cream Sundae, Fruit Smoothie, Coconut Drink, Fruit Basket, and Fruity Pie items! 🥧🥥

 

One more item of business – MEMBER GIFTS!

 

As usual, at the start of every month, members are awarded an exclusive set of prizes! July's surprise member gifts are…

 

July Member Gifts

 

Crow Cloak, Crow Mask, and Baby Crow Follower! Seems like a certain beaked villain’s presence has stuck around! Do you think Ringmaster Raven would approve? 🦅

 

July Member Promo

 

Fun fact: a group of crows is called a murder. Proceed with caw-tion, Poptropicans. 

 


 

That’s all for today, y’all! What do you think of the latest additions to the AO store? Which costume do you love more: Cloaked Rogue or Demon Mischief? Pop off in the comments with your reactions! ⬇️🤔