Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cryptids Island Party

Today is the January 18th... which means that last year, Cryptids Island was released for everyone. Cryptids is actually one of my favorite islands... except for one part. (All those that have done the island, I think you know what I mean.) To celebrate the birthday, Poptropica Secrets Forum members and I threw a costume party where we wore our favorite costume from Cryptids Island.

An eccentric billionaire is promising a big reward to whoever can prove the existence of cryptids - hidden creatures. The hunt is on for Bigfoot, Nessie, and other legendary beasts. But watch out: you're not the only one in search of these monsters in this online virtual world - and your competitors will stop at nothing to find them!
If you haven't done the island already, get ready to find 4 of the mysterious creatures ever! I have to say, this was one of the most creative islands of Poptropica ever. Cryptids Island Tour

~Speedy Wing~

Thank you to Silver Sky (monk), Dangerous Leaf (Beret girl), and Shiny Sun (Rich Poodle Lady) for coming!
P.S. Before the party, I wanted to refresh my memory with what challenges I had to face during this island. Well, everything was kinda fuzzy so some parts, I had to "cheat" and look up how to do it. (These next parts are spoilers...) Remember when you saw the Jersey Devil in New Jersey? Well, I knew it was coming but when I saw the monsterous face, I almost screamed. Goes to show, even if you know it's coming, the Jersey Devil will always scare you. :-)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Costa Concordia= Titanic 100 years later

You have heard of the story of the Titanic. It was a great luxury cruise ship and it hit an iceberg, sunk, and many people died. Well, this is 100th anniversary since the Titanic sunk. (It sunk in 1912.) A hundred years... wow. Yesterday, it seemed like a similar incident happened. Costa Concordia, a luxury cruise ship, sunk tipped late Friday night. It is now agrounded. Of course, most of the passengers were saved and they have only found 3 dead so far but it sunk due to a crash to an obstacle.

I think this is a huge coincidence. Titanic sunk because of an obstacle then 100 years later, the same thing happened. I'm guessing this is going to happen for us on S.O.S. Island too... Wait. Since I'm still on the cruise... does that mean? (Click here if you don't know what I'm talking about.) Uh-oh. This is not going to end well.

Click here to see full article of Costa Concordia.

~Speedy Wing~

Friday, January 13, 2012

Upgrade on Poptropica?


Friday, January 13, 2012

Under construction

We're plugging away on a cool new feature for Poptropica that we will have ready for you soon. Here's another quick look.

Can you guess what it might be? We'll have all the details soon!

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If you look really closely, you can tell that the "friends" button has now CHANGED to your character. What I'm guessing is, that one, we finally can add other Poptropicans as friends or two... we have a lot more new features!! I checked out previous sneak peeks from the Daily Pop.

It seems like we are going to have new "icons" to replace the friends. The first "icon" would probably be were all your medallions go. Second, it looks like the Japanese Flag. I don't know what that is. "Photos..." Wait, PHOTOS?! That icon for photos looks familiar! It was posted in the sneak peeks many months ago. (I believe when Red Dragon Island was released.) Maybe on our adventures in Poptropica, each island will have different pictures. That would be awesome to keep those memories.

Closet.... Hmmm....

It looks like we are going to have more than one place for our costumes now! This is great because as a fashionista, I need more space to save costumes. This is perfect for hosting cosutme parties too! Looks like you can save a lot of costumes too... that's awesome.

The boxing gloves icon? Definitely common room battles! Golden star? That usually means Membership. Maybe what benefits? I don't know. Reality TV icon? *gasp* Yes! They changed it back! As you know, before the "restart islands button," you could play Reality TV again and again and get streaks. Many of my friends played Reality TV over and over when they were bored but once restart button came, they lost all progress! (I think one even got over 100 times!) I guess changing the streaks was a bad idea.

Ninja time! I think that one is a wallpaper icon. Poptropica is making wallpaper for your PC and that's what I'm guessing the icon is for. The last 3, I seriously don't know yet. If you are experiencing glitches, I hope you know why now. Also, if you don't see "Costume Costumizer" in the store, don't worry because closets will be coming soon!

So, tell me what you think. Do you think you'll like this new "icon" upgrade? What do you think you'll enjoy most? Any suggestions on what's not right here?

See you around the hideout!
~Speedy Wing~

Friday, January 6, 2012

S.O.S. Island

All aboard!

Oh hey! I'm just leaving the hideout for a moment to go on a cruise and whale watching. Hopefully, nothing happens but knowing me, trouble is always around the corner. Well, this upcoming island is "S.O.S" so I'm guessing trouble will strike. Oh well! I'll be here to save the day.

When a whale-watching expedition strikes an iceberg, a pleasure cruise becomes a disaster scene. As the ship sinks deeper and deeper into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, can you rescue everyone on board before it's too late?
I don't remember reading that in the brochure!!! Get me off of this ship!

Sorry Ma'am. The ship has already took off. You'll love the watching the whales though.

This ship is going to sink though! *starts throwing fit and everyone starts staring*

Ma'am, everything is going to be okay. We've done this before.

Gulp.... Just hope I survive....

~Speedy Wing~

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Counterfeit Island Party

Hey everyone! Two years ago, Counterfeit Island was released on January 4th for everyone! This was one of my favorite islands so to celebrate it's 2nd birthday, I hosted a "Counterfeit Island Birthday Party." I have to say this wasn't the best party ever but it was fun.

Poptropicans wear their favorite costume from Counterfeit Island
If you haven't done Counterfeit Island, you should because it's really unique and there's a special Poptropican that is traveling around Poptropica now! What would you do to catch a criminal that trying to steal valuable art and replacing the real art with a "counterfeited" one? What I really like about this is it has a mystery.... or that you are trying to do is catch the art thief. If you need some help click here for a guide.

What did I like most about this island? The artwork! I used to be into art all the time but seeing all that was amazing because I've never seen them before. I also love the setting. It was fun learning a bit of French and I love the mimes on the island.*looks at sky to see a boy holding onto a balloon* Sorry. WAIT UP BALLOON BOY! *starts chasing after him*

Well, happy birthday Counterfeit Island!
~Speedy Wing~

Special thanks to: Lucky Lizard (cop), Little Owl, Red Wing (security guard), Shiny Sun (tour guide), and Super Gamer (mime) for coming to the party!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Results: Music Costume Battle

Click here to see the battle.
Hey everyone! It's "The Wing" here! A couple of weeks ago, I told you guys about a Costume Battle Contest where we have 2 costumes similar to each other but with a few variations. Well, first one ever was the "Music Battle." You guys voted! The winner was... Pink and Black!

Thank you for all those that have voted for me. I greatly appreciate it!

Stay tuned for the next costume battle! If you have an idea, please be free to comment it. I might even use it!
~Speedy Wing~