(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post by Bony Bones, a Poptropican who wanted to share some of his ideas for Poptropica including: locking islands until previous storylines are played, more Lego, and mini-missions. Remember, they’re just ideas, not reality. Enjoy! –Slanted Fish 🐠)
Hello fellow Poptropicans! This is Bony Bones here with some things that I wanted to share about Poptropica. (Btw, if you haven’t played Super Villain or Shrink Ray Island yet, be wary of spoilers.)
If you read my MPIP, then you know a little about me already, but for those who don’t know me, I decided to join the circus as a Mexican cyborg-pirate in a pink bunny suit I have completed every island (so far…) and have been on Poptropica since 2007.
Anyway, *takes deep breath*, here I go.
1) Pop it, lock it
First of all, I think that Poptropica should organize islands into a timeline, locking certain islands until you reach a certain point in your Poptropica progression. This would be even better if there is an overarching storyline that progresses as you move from island to island. That means you’d have to beat certain islands in order to “unlock” other ones.
Like, it wouldn’t make sense for you to play Super Villain and then Mythology and Shrink Ray, because your first encounter with Zeus is on Mythology, not Super Villain, and Mr. Silva isn’t small until the end of Shrink Ray, but he’s already small in Super Villain.
2) Leggo for Lego
Second, remember Dr. Hare’s Lego campaign? Poptropica should try for a Lego set again, as Lego Poptropica would be totally brick-iful (wow, that was horrible… 😛 ). It would actually be even better if Poptropica joined in Lego Dimensions (the video game) because a Lego Poptropica world would be very cool.
For the Lego toy packs, they could do Dr. Hare and his Rabbot, or a pilot or other Poptropican with the blimp, or Binary Bard and his mech, etc. I just think that Lego Poptropica was too much of a pop-tastic (wow, I should just stop :D) idea to let it go* all together, even though it was out of Poptropica’s hands (the Lego CUUSOO team had sadly turned down the idea).
*I’ll give everyone just a moment if they need to suddenly break out into song.
All good, Elsa? Okay.
3) Mini missions
Finally, it would be great if Poptropica added mini-missions on different islands to give players something to do while waiting for the next island to come out. They could be about the length of the members only bonus quests on some islands, and one could come out every week or month or whatever Poptropica decides.
For example, you’ve beaten all the islands and are flying around the map to decide what to do now (and yes, I know that there are things to do like Realms and Mini-Quests and replaying islands, but just bear with me here). You see an exclamation mark near, say, 24 Carrot Island. You go and investigate, and find that whatever-her-name-is has lost her cat, Whiskers, again (so I remember her cat’s name but not hers…). You find Whiskers and the girl (oh, her name’s Charlie) gives you an exclusive outfit/item as a reward! Well, Feats of Speed on Home Island is something, at least – but it would be cool to play more Poptropica-story-like quests!
Well, that about wraps this post up, so until I pop in again, farewell!
Hope you enjoyed this guest post by a PHB reader! The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be random thoughts like these, Popspiracy theories, sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We would like them to be well written with at least 550 words. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and PHC.
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