It’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down and wrote a formal post. Let’s face it – I’ve been a bit neglectful. The PHB plays a big part in my popularity (while it may not be huge) concerning other facets of my online persona. I’ve met some of my best friends here, influenced tons of people.. and for the past few months I’ve been sort of lazy. Last year, today, I posted my first post on the Poptropica Help Blog. It was entitled “Where the Wild One Is“. Here it is –
Hi Gs (Guys, girls, and gorillas)!
Hopefully, you will read to the end of this post; I want you to be ready for what will soon hit this blog — I am HPuterpop;awesomeness unleashed.
I’ve been playing Poptropica since 2007; that’s the year Poptropica started! I am a kid who loves to read, write, edit, and anything else involving the word “creative”. I will try to serve you, the viewer, with lightning fast updates, Poptropica memoirs, and reviews! 😀
Why are you here, you ask? I’m the newest addition to the PHB. You could call me a Renaissance kid, or a Poptropica fanatic… anyway, whatever you call me, I’m so excited to be a part of the Poptropica Help Blog legend. I used to comment here when I was a (smaller) kid. I went by the name “Puterpop” and had a big mouth.
Now, a little about me… I draw all the time, and I do it digitally. I will create art for anyone who asks, and am always looking for jobs. I also write a good bit, and not only for blogging. Mister Monster is my main site, where I post most of my material. I’ll put links at the bottom of the post for more of HP goodness! And I’ll have to explain my name some other time.
You can friend my main accounts — “puterpop”, “puterpoptropica”, and “partypoppa”
It’s amazing for me to look back and think that one year ago, that was my very best that I could do. The title alone took days to come up with.
I had a lot of enthusiasm back then, and I said that the posts would never stop.. but they sort of have. The last time I posted was about 20 days ago. It’s not that I’ve lost interest in the community or the lore of Poptropica – it’s the game itself. I love Poptropica, but let’s face the facts – it’s lost a sense of wholeness. Something seems strange. The game development isn’t like it used to be. Poptropica is broken.
I’ve tried to convince myself that it wasn’t true in the past, time and time again Poptropica proves that it’s not going to get any better. It’s been over a year that Poptropica’s new SUI update came out. It was in “beta” then.. but with the quality of things it sure feels like it’s still in beta now. The artwork is still there, the story is still there, but the game development has gone down hill.
And don’t get me started with the social media efforts. I will admit that Poptropica is making great strides in behind the scenes content, but they’re getting too big for their britches. Their game isn’t working. Graphical issues, plain old lazy platforming, and game crashes are all becoming a regular occurrence.
So what do you think? Do you agree about the way Poptropica is heading? Tell me in the comments, and please forgive me for being so neglectful with the community. I’ll see you guys in the next post. I can’t promise anything crazy. 🙂