Friday, April 13, 2012

PoptropicaQA: Poptropica Friends

(Host): Welcome to the debut of...POPTROPICAQA!
Here on PoptropicaQA, we have two contestants, and contestant A must try to stump contestant B with a question.  If successful, and contestant B cannot begin to answer within 10 seconds, contestant A wins!  If not, contestant B then tries to stump contestant A with a question.  If contestant A answers the question correctly within the given time, then contestant A becomes the winner!  Otherwise, I shall give both contestants a tie breaker question, and whichever contestant answer correctly first wins.  If at any point a contestant answers most of a question correctly but cannot answer it completely, then the opposing contestant will have to answer the missed part correctly in order for the contestant to be eliminated.
For our contestants today, please welcome...Speedy Wing!  Please welcome also...Cpt. Busy Seagull!


Our category today is: Poptropica Friends feature, and Busy Seagull will be starting with the first question.  Are you ready?
(Busy Seagull): I'm ready.
(Speedy Wing): Bring it on!
(Host): One...two...three!  BEGIN!

(Busy Seagull): What funtions will each button on a player's profile have?
(Speedy Wing): Oh, that's an easy one.  Look at the video the Poptropica creators provided, go to the 28 second mark, and pause it.  The first button is for island medallions.  The second is for what country the player lives in, as well as the particular region in that country, such as a state, where the player lives.  You can tell that because in the video, it shows an American flag with AK written in a little white box in the lower right corner.  AK stands for a state or region: Arkansas. The third is for photos, the fourth is for a costume closet, the fifth...I'm not sure..., the sixth is for checking on your friends, the seventh is for battle rankings, and the eighth is for membership.  If you look at the profile at other times in the video, these are the only buttons that remain constant.  Thus, they are the only default buttons.  The other buttons, as the video says at  26-29 seconds in, are created when you answer questions in another profile feature: the personality questionaire, which I am totally excited about!
(Host): You said you weren't sure what the fifth button is.  Cpt. Seagull, do you know?
(Busy Seagull): ...I can't say I do.
(Host): Congratulations Speedy Wing on moving on to the next round!  It is now your turn to ask a question.

(Speedy Wing): Will all Poptropicans have access to the closet?
(Busy Seagull): Yes!  The size of the closet, however, is a little different between members and non-members.  Members will have access to a closet that fits 30 different costumes.  On the other hand, non-members will not receive as large a closet, although the Poptropica creators have not mentioned how large their closet will be.  Also, Poptropicans will be able to share costumes from their closets.
(Host): Congratulations Busy Seagull on moving on to the final round!  I shall now ask the tie breaker question.  Whoever answers it first will become the winnner!

Q: Where will you now be able to access multiverse?
(Speedy Wing): Multiverse will be accessible through it's own page via a button that is in the upper left corner of the friends feature page.  It and the friends feature are both tied in together, but a player can switch between views with that link.

(Host): Congratulations, Speedy Wing, you are the first ever winner of PoptropicaQA!  Thank you to both of our contestants, please come again for the next show of PoptropicaQA!


Okay...everything that is mentioned above are merely our guesses, so it's up to you to decide how close we really are.  Did you figure anything else out?  Post your opinions, ideas, and guesses below in the comments!

~Busy Seagull, new blog contributor.
~Speedy Wing~

Note from Speedy Wing: All credit goes to Busy Seagull! I just edited some of my parts but that's it. Please also note that I wanted Busy Seagull to win the first ever PoptropicaQA.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Seagull is coming to the Hideout!

I just came back from seeing one of the greatest seagulls on Earth! Here, I'll tell you a bit about it...
Speedy Wing arrives at 122 Fort Ridley, Skullduggery.

*yawn* That was quite a trip to come here. It will be totally worth it though! *looks around to find seagull.* Now where is that seagull...? Hey, look! A fellow Poptropican resident here at Fort Ridley! Maybe he can help me find that sea.

Poptropican: Welcome to Fort Ridley! Is there anything I can help with you today?

Yes in fact. Do you know where I can find seagull?

Poptropican: There are a plenty of seagulls here. Which one did you have in mind?

Well, I got this note from someone that was interested to come write for my Hideout. The picture was lost and the first part of the name got smudged before I could read it. So, I'm looking for a Poptropican here named Seagull.

Poptropican: Ah. You mean Captain Seagull!

I'm hiring a seaman to write for my Hideout?!

Poptropican: Not to worry, Miss. He is quite the gentleman and a great leader. In fact, you are of the presence of him right now.

Wait. You're telling me that YOU are Seagull? The Captain Seagull I've been looking for the whole time?

Poptropican: Yep. Captain Busy Seagull, at your service, Miss Wing.

Well! I'm glad I've found you!


So that concludes my journey to find, the Seagull. So, now I have another additional writer to the Hideout! His name is Busy Seagull, excuse me, Captain Busy Seagull and he has been on Poptropica since it came out. He his an extremely great writer (he even wrote an amazing story which I will post soon.) Busy is very kind and knowledgeable and I'm super excited for him to be our newest writer. I hope you all will enjoy him as much as I do! There is so much more but I think that's enough to reveal for now. I don't want you to know him that well.... yet....

~Speedy Wing~

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Twisted Thicket and the Truth-o-Meter

This is surely not a surprise to every Poptropica Fan. Twisted Thicket will be available for members on April 12 and non-members May 2nd.

I am super excited for this island because there is going to be mystery and magic! What can be better? What scares me is, since the trees are twisted, does that mean the truth is too? I hope not because if so, it's going to be hard to solve this mystery. Either way, I- Speedy Wing- will solve the mystery and detect the truth with the lies! I wonder if it's a good time to... bring out the Truth-o-Meter!

Introducing, the top of the line Truth-o-Meter. It's even voice activated! Alright, just a quick test... My name is Bob.
Truth-o-Meter: Pants on Fire.
Okay... How about this... I have a pet panda.
Truth-o-Meter: Mostly True.
This thing is good! I'm totally going to be able to tell who's lying on Twisted Thicket island!
Truth-o-Meter: False.
Who asked for your opinion? Now that I think about it, this thing is way too big for me to carry around if I'm ever being chased by some strange creature.
Truth-o-Meter: Very True.
Be quiet. Hmm... this could really be a short cut for me to solving the mystery but... I don't want to die. Maybe I should-
Truth-o-Meter: False.
I didn't even say anything!
Truth-o-Meter: True.
I'm turning this off. Where's the off button on this thing?
Truth-o-Meter: False.
Okay! That's enough. *grabs hammer*

Please Stand By...

Sorry about that. The only way to turn it off was to... um, destroy it. So much for knowing who's telling the truth. I guess I'll just have to use my knowledge and skill. Well, see you around Poptropicans!

~Speedy Wing~

P.S. No Truth-o-Meters or Hammers were harmed in the making of this post. Please enjoy the Twisted Thicket!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Introducing... Poptropica Friends?!

I'm so excited for this new feature! Check it out!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Announcing Poptropica Friends!

We're thrilled to announce a new feature that's coming soon to Poptropica: Friends!

Soon you'll be able to make friends with the people you meet in Poptropica! You can follow their adventures in the game, and show off your own accomplishments. You'll create a unique personality profile to share with the world. When you play through Islands, you'll earn photos that mark your achievements in the game.

Members will have access to a costume closet that lets you store as many as 30 individual costumes! You'll find all this and more with Poptropica friends. Keep an eye out here for more information, including when you can start using these new features!

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This is what I have been waiting for! Awhile back, I have posted about what I think the new upgrade was going to be. Click here to see my predictions. It turns out that many of my predictions were correct. I didn't really mention the buddies list very much but now, we know it's true and I'm glad for that!

What do you think of this new feature? Comment below to tell me what you think!

~Speedy Wing~

Recruiting Writers!!!

A while back, I had a poll to see how many people were interested in being a writer for the hideout. It turns out that many people were interested.

After lots of thinking, I decided that I'm going to hire some writers for the hideout. It's easy! Just e-mail (don't worry, I respect your privacy) and fill out this form below:

I am interested in becoming a writer for Speedy Wing's Hideout!

Poptropican Name:
How long been Playing Poptropica:
Poptropica Picture:
For the Nickname, it came be just something you go by online (like I'm Petpet.) Your Nickname may be the same as your Poptropican Name.

If you receive a reply from me, then that means I'm interested in you to become a writer.
Note: You may have to create a Google Account to be a writer. I can do alternative posting as well (ask me if you have questions about this.)

~Speedy Wing~

No excuses for me this time!

I am a horrible person. Okay, I'll take that back but I have truly let you guys down. I keep saying that I'll keep up with my posting but I haven't posted in... 2 months now. I usually have an excuse but not this time! Anyways, let's get down to business, shall we? It's April and it's spring! Hooray! Poptropica Creators pulled a great prank this year! Check it out!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Who nose what's new in Poptropica?

We're excited to announce the most groundbreaking, innovative feature in the history of Poptropica: Noses!

On Monday, we’ll be adding noses to every single character on Poptropica, whether you want one or not. Now, your Poptropican will be better than ever at sniffing out clues, stuffing the competition, and running up the score. Not since the introduction of the Costumizer or the removal of the Monster Carnival map icon have we made an update this momentous.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this amazing new update. You will always remember April 1st as the day everything changed on Poptropica!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

No need to run from these noses

Well, most of you caught our little April Fools' joke over the weekend. We aren't adding noses to Poptropicans. Everyone would look too weird!

But there was a grain of truth in our gag. Now, you can get a fake nose in the Poptropica Store!
Fortunately, these Poptropican noses are optional, not mandatory. So visit the Poptropica Store today to get your fake nose -- and get a jump on next year's April Fools' Day!

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I was really scared about the noses there! Can you imagine it?! Me, Speedy Wing, with a nose?! Sure, I'd love to stop and smell the roses but probably not with those noses.  

I promise that I'll keep you up to date with everything going on and not leave you all for 2 months! (This is a promise I will keep!)

 ~Speedy Wing~

P.S. If I had an excuse, it was because I got bit by a vampire and couldn't come back to the hideout until someone would save me. (I am saved and I'm no longer a vampire so don't worry!)