Most of you probably noticed the Survival Island store items yesterday (Wind Power and a non-uploading card, which you can read about further down; first posted by Pixel), which were accidentally released. But the question is: why did it take hours upon hours for the Creators to decide to take them down? Usually, the items are taken down at most one hour, but these items were not. What happened? No evidence is given, but there are plenty of theories. Besides, how are the items released without being on purpose? It does take programming to release such items at any given time, and it is occurring more often than usual, whether item cards, blog posts, or updates on the homepage of Poptropica. Perhaps it’s not an accident as we suspect. Either way, let’s discuss the island. Here’s the description:
Episode 1: Crash Landing – Members play on 3/20!
Night has fallen and the temperature is dropping. Alone in the forests of the Yukon, you must find a way to build a fire — but time is running out.
Episode 2: Hook, Line and Sinker
With no help in sight, your hunger threatens to overtake you. Can you catch your next meal under the ice — or will you become fish food?
More episodes coming soon!
They’re creating and releasing islands differently now — similar to a TV show series, in fact — and maybe because of the unhappiness with how long the new islands are released apart from one another. I know I’m not too happy about the wait! What they’re doing is releasing islands in parts to reduce the time and make fellow Poptropicans happier and decreasing the impatience. Although, how is the Player Map going to be released? Is it also going to be in parts, or will they average out the times for all islands and judge that way? Only time will tell. The first “Episode” will be released on March 20th, 2014 (USA) for Members only.
What about the Members only items? Well, I can tell you two of the items! The Creators have only released the first item, Wind Power, which you can see to the left (click to zoom in). But what about the other item? It’s not released yet, but the PTFP gets a special look! 🙂 The next item is a…..Ghillie Suit (click to zoom in)! It’s “a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage.” ~Google The only way to get this item early was to purchase it yesterday when it was the forever-loading, unknown gold card. Lastly, you can receive the desktop wallpaper and/or printable poster from the island info page.
Are you excited? I know I am! For Non-Members, hopefully you won’t have to wait too long until the island is released to all. Bai!! ~SW out