Hey Poptropicans, Spotted Dragon here, and I’m here to kick off a new PHB series!
Pop Petitions, a new PHB post series, will focus on what we (both the PHB team and all of you, the community) want to see changed or added in Poptropica (and/or its surrounding community). Or should I now say, Poptropica Worlds?
Yep, the cat is finally out of the bag and, as of this week, Poptropica Worlds was released the public. It’s not completely polished up yet, but we can at least see what direction the game is headed in from our first look at it!
There have been a lot of changes to what we all know and love from the classic game, but are all these changes necessarily bad? Lots of mixed emotions from everyone in the community on this, that’s for sure. So today, we’ll talk about some of the things that we want to see added to Poptropica Worlds.
Yep, we all noticed it was gone… the Costumizer. We got to see a lot of cool new characters in Pop World’s release, along with a ton of new outfits, but no real way to get all of them. Sure, there was the customization of your character when you first log in, and there will always be the clothes in the store, but what happens when we get jealous of the people we meet on our adventures?
It’s a classic feature that I’m sure everyone wants back. Right now, I think it’s been tricky for everyone to get their Poptropican’s original look back, and adding this feature would be a step in the right direction, considering that some store apparel is limited to members only.
Another classic feature that allows for infinite customization: the Colorizer! We all know the struggle right now of how tough it can be getting exactly the right skin and hair color for our avatars. Just like the Costumizer, the addition of this feature would really help us personalize our Poptropicans, so I for one hope it gets brought back.
I mean… what happens when I get the urge to virtually dye my hair? We’ve had a Colorizer on Home Island in the past, so it doesn’t seem like a stretch for it to be put back in the game.
Adding friends, as well as customizing your own profile, has become a large part of Poptropica. It was fun to customize what your friends were wearing, earn photos from different islands, add costumes to your closet if you could, and so much more. But where has it gone?
Before, not only could you add friends, but you could also create multiverses, show off your personality, and more from your profile. Perhaps there could be better ways to personalize your account, and that might be something they’re working on, but it was definitely a nice feature to play around with when taking a break from an island.
Similar to adding friends, Multiverse rooms have always been a fun way to meet up with your pals. Whether it was a random room or an intentionally created party room, Multiverses have always been a big part of the game. You could battle other Poptropicans in head-to-head games, or just relax and chat if you wanted to.
Adding onto Multiverses, I think it would be cool to have more options when it comes to interacting with friends. Maybe we could invite people to our cool new homes to party?
#5: Home Expansions & Home Island Features
One big new thing that Poptropica Worlds brought us was definitely our houses. Which makes sense, since we have a “Home Island,” right? Anyway, there are currently ways to customize your house, but only with what’s already there. What if we run out of room for our merch? It’s a problem I strongly relate to in the real world.
I think we could definitely benefit from house expansions, and if the locked doors inside our houses are any indicator, perhaps this feature is already on its way – so start saving those credits!
Not only would I like to see more house options, but I’d also like to see more features on Home Island itself. In the past, we’ve had the “New You” shop, the “Shop” (store), the photo booth, arcade, and most recently, a movie theater. While the theater was disappointing to most, it would be nice to make the island feel more like a home, with more interactive buildings (a Multiverse perhaps?).
These are just some of the perks that we (the PHB team) want to see, but what about you guys? What do YOU want to see added to Poptropica Worlds? Anything you aren’t liking so far? The new style is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw some other cool ideas out there.
But first things first, right? Let’s see more ISLANDS get added! 😀