A Greek Farewell

Hiya, Silver Wolf here with some exciting and saddening news. To start with, some beloved Creators have recently been let go, including Mitch Krpata, who,¬†according to his blog, was the “‘Senior Story Developer and Narrative Designer'” of Poptropica for many years. Along with his blog post, he recently composed a Tweet mentioning his departure:

Krpata wrote four (amazing) Poptropica books, including¬†Poptropica: The End of Time, Poptropica: The Secret Society, Poptropica: The Lost Expedition,¬†and the¬†Poptropica Island Creator Kit. Possibly what he is best and most fondly known for by the community is being Captain Crawfish, an author on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog and the narrator for Poptropica video walkthroughs. He’ll be greatly missed, and we’ll always remember his humor. Hopefully he does get to follow his dreams!

Nate Greenwall, known for creating Dr. Hare, has also left Poptropica, expressing his gratitude for working for Poptropica in a Tweet:

He’ll be greatly missed as well, but sadly he is not the last to leave. Lance Fry, a 2D artist, has not directly mentioned his exit from Poptropica, but it is known that he left too. Additionally, there could be others who were let go but have yet to be discovered by the community, as Christine Capota, the Director of Product Management for StoryArc Media, hinted:

So what does this mean? Well, I’ll be honest: it’s not looking good. Letting go senior employees with years and years of experience is not a positive sign, whether for financial reasons or not. It’s also worth mentioning that there hasn’t been a post on the Creators’ Blog since December 18th, another not-so-good sign.


A Poptropica Odyssey!

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5 Years of the PTFP

The very first post made on the PTFP was on December 10, 2012. That means this blog has been around¬†5 entire years. During the 5 years, we have met a lot of great people that have all contributed to this blog in their own ways, and I appreciate every one of them. I know there hasn’t been a post in 2 months, but that doesn’t mean the blog is over. In fact, I would¬†love for more authors on the PTFP so we can become completely active again! You can contact me through Discord¬†(preferred) or email.

So what have these 5 years encompassed? Well, over 300,000 views, over 14,000 comments, nearly 800 posts, and over 200 followers on the blog and Twitter each.

Statistics

So where have these views come from? Well, almost nearly all have come from the United States, but there are a fair share of other countries that have viewed the blog, too, even if only one view! The top 10 countries as of this moment are:

  1. The United States – 249,627
  2. Australia – 10,805
  3. Canada – 10,125
  4. India – 5,218
  5. The United Kingdom Р3,919
  6. Philippines – 3,845
  7. New Zealand – 2,264
  8. Hong Kong SAR China – 1,640
  9. Singapore – 1,457
  10. Malaysia – 1,388

I think it is awesome that this blog has viewers from around the globe. But most importantly, besides just numbers, I have formed memories and friends in this community since this blog was made, and that’s not something statistics can show. I would especially like to thank Spotted Dragon, Brave Sky, and Starving Cereal (SC) who have been here since the beginning. And thank you to everyone for sticking with us!

-SW ‚̧

Costume & Membership Winners!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here with some exciting news! Remember the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest from way, way back (February 8th, actually)? Well, in case you’ve forgotten, these were the Grand Prize costume winners:

Why am I mentioning this, you ask? Maybe because Poptropica gave a sneak peek of the costumes! The post was pretty cryptic, though, only saying this:

Costume contest winners are dropping soon in Poptropica Worlds and Poptropica Original! Stay tuned for these exciting outfits…

No date or even hint? Also, in case you haven’t noticed, posts are no longer by Skinny Moon, so the¬†style¬†is¬†pretty different. I’m not much of a fan with the new changes… After all, we’re not getting a connection to the author anymore. If you didn’t see, these are what the costumes look like currently:

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It looks like the most changes came to the Ocean Princess costume, especially when it comes to the “boy” version, and it lost some of the glow effects. I think they could have just changed the colors, but whatever. ūüėõ The costume also comes with a trident, which wasn’t part of the original. I have to say, though, the Hip Hop Boy costume is pretty spot-on.


Those aren’t the only recent winners announced, however. Recently there was a membership contest for Poptropica’s 10th birthday. All you had to do was create a unique island that had a birthday cake, parrotfish, and color green included. All ten winners got a 1-month membership for their amazing submission! These submissions included (click images for full size):

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24 Carrot in Poptropica Worlds!

24 Carrot

Hiya, Silver Wolf here with some very¬†recent¬†news about Poptropica Worlds! An exciting update has arrived, relating to one of Poptropica’s oldest and most popular islands: 24 Carrot!¬†Oddly, it released quite abruptly without any post or sneak peeks nodding towards its arrival. Is this a sign of less communication from Poptropica? We shall see…

New 24 Carrot CharacterIn other news, there are several changes to our beloved land of Dr. Hare. I haven’t completed it yet, but certain aspects of the quest have changed, like¬†*spoilers*¬†you release Charlie’s cat from a cage, which was a trap for Dr. Hare! That’s quite different from the original assignment of just finding it in a house.

What I particularly find interesting is the “Carrot Museum” that has been added! It’s similar to the Visitor’s Center on Crisis Caverns. Will every island have one of these from now on? I hope so! Perhaps this is a way for Poptropica to become more educational so perhaps schools will encourage its use. An example of one of the signs in the museum is below, describing the carrot’s evolution.

Carrot Chart

The Quest Log has also worked for me so far, which I’m fairly happy about because it was my favorite change from the original Poptropica. It’s especially helpful if you haven’t played in a long time and forgot where you were, or you simply need a nudge in the right direction.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have fun! ūüôā

-SW

News & More: #WhereIsTheHare

Hiya Poptropicans! I know there hasn’t been a post recently, but I’ve been kind of busy, and, well, Poptropica¬†news is kind of dry right now. However, there is one piece of news I’m particularly excited about! Before we dive into it, though, I’ll recap what’s happened recently (the Creators have mostly just posted about Crisis Caverns/Pop Worlds):

Those are all Poptropica Worlds related posts. I’ll go into more detail about the others!


#MyPopsona

If you don’t know, a “Popsona” is a persona, or full-fleshed character, in Poptropica. They often include backstories and your Poptropican’s iconic look. The Creators have taken to sharing them on their media recently, with several on the Creators’ Blog itself! Here are some featured ones:

Make sure to click the images to enlarge them and see what account they’re from. You can actually check out #MyPopsona on the PHB’s post with some authors’ Popsonas! I tried to be pretty creative with mine, so check it out if you can!


#WhereIsTheHare

This is the piece of news I’m pretty excited about! Maybe it’s just me, but it seems reminiscent of Dr. Hare’s Travels¬†featured from July 22, 2011, to January 5, 2012. We actually have a page featuring all his travels from that sadly short period of time. He traveled all over the globe, including Argentina, Australia, Colombia, England, France, Singapore, and the United States.

Even though it’s now called #WhereIsTheHare and is shared by Poptropica fans rather than a Creator, I hope that it brings back the theme of Dr. Hare’s Travels. Where do you think he is?


The Poppies 2017

I know, I know! Self-advertisement, eh? Well, if you haven’t heard, the Poptropica Help Blog is hosting its annual Poppies, where you nominate in Pop-related categories and vote for the ultimate winner. One of the categories is the best active fansite (outside of the Poptropica Help Network).

I would really appreciate if you guys voted for Poptropica Tips (this blog), as a lot of work has been put into this blog for over 4 years! Although, if you want to vote for another blog, that’s understandable. I just wanted to put it out there!

They prefer a link, so if you want to vote for the PTFP, put poptropicatips.com. If the blog gets enough nominations, it’ll go to the voting round! Anyway, thank you all for visiting the PTFP! ūüôā

-Silver Wolf

Mashup Mondays: MLP Friendship is Magic

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I know what you’re thinking…wasn’t this series dead?! No…well, maybe… Anyway, it’s back! This week’s mashup was suggested by Purple Claw¬†on the last Mashup Mondays about Supernatural. If you don’t know what MLP stands for, this post is about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Also, happy Memorial Day!


Art

The first piece of art we have is by¬†ihmps6p07¬†on deviantArt, named “MLP: Poptropica Artists from MLP“! They turned Poptropica artists that also draw MLP into ponies themselves:

MLP: Poptropica Artists from MLP by ihmps6p07

Other Poptropica/MLP artists include PerfectLightning, DeeJay-Rosietta, ANNE14TCO,  TechnoBunny16, and SuperGrape1. Here are their works, respectively:

Even though these are only their MLP examples, these artists have plenty of Poptropica art, too. Also, click the images to see their links and their full size!


Costumes

I’m just putting a disclaimer right here that this section is going to be¬†huge. Why? Because a certain MLP and Poptropica fan made a ton of potential costumes for a My Little Pony Island! Technically these are artworks, but I figured that since they’re meant to be costumes, they can go in this section. Here they are:

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Poptropica Worlds Arrival!

We have all been waiting for this day for a long time…Poptropica Worlds is finally here! Sadly only Home Island and Crisis Caverns are available right now, but it has a ton of features! These include:

  • You get to decorate your own house
  • New updated graphics and art style
  • You can buy individual items in the Store, like shoes
  • You can explore Crisis Caverns, the newest island

Daily SpinPoptropica Worlds isn’t only available for PC, though, as it has also been released on the App Store and Google Play Store. That means you can play it anywhere you go! And don’t worry; you can still use your account from the original Poptropica.

The Daily Spin wheel is up on Poptropica Worlds, which is more important than ever because items aren’t cheap. You’ll need to buy customization items with your coins and house items. Not to mention, items aren’t free for Members anymore, either! So get spinning…or else you’ll be broke!

HouseOf course, possibly the most important of all, you get your own house! You get to decorate it with items from the Store or trophies — yes, trophies,¬†not medals — from completing islands.

The items you can get are split into categories: wallpapers, treasures (or decorations from islands on Poptropica), appliances, furniture, and regular decorations (posters, windows, plants, etc). For myself, I have a picture of a dog, a rock star poster, a bookshelf, a Venus fly trap plant, a Crisis Caverns trophy, and the iconic Poptropica wallpaper. There are tons more, though, and I’m sure you can find some that speak to you!

Now, there are some goods and bads, but that’s for another post. Plus, I don’t want to spoil ALL of it for you! So get to it! There’s plenty to discover.

-Silver Wolf out