Glitches, Social Media, Video of the Week

Video from Alana and villainous fan art šŸ

Happy weekend, Poptropicans! Pop in for a fun video, fan art highlights, and more from the community!

In this Video of the Week from the Pop Creators’ Blog, Alana returns to Poptropica after 8 years and plays through Arabian Nights, Ep. 1: How Bazaar. Watch as she rediscovers her old account, calls out an old man for being completely oblivious to theft happening before his eyes, and gets spooked by a handful of the forty thieves:

It’s kind of funny how the Creators’ Blog post starts with “Did you knowĀ there are people who have beenĀ playing PoptropicaĀ forĀ YEARS!?” ā€” more evidence that they’re expecting, and catering to, new players over longtime ones. Speaking of the official blog, did you know there was no Video of the Week last week? šŸ¤”

What does appear to be a regular occurrence, though, are fan art spotlights on the Poptropica Creators’ Instagram story! Check out the latest features from this week:

In other Poptropica news, the formidable Avatar Studio Glitch (ASG) is still going strong, even after the death of Flash. The PHB continues to update its ASG collection, so if you like strange and hard-to-find costumes, keep checking back there for new ones! Here are just a few we’ve added recently, thanks to Silver Horse and Dangerous Icicle:

That’s all for this post. Be sure to catch up on the other fun things happening in the posts below, from guest writers on the official Pop blog to what Astro-Knights Island may look like IRL!

Keep on popping, Poptropicans. āœŒļø

~slantedfish šŸ 

Poptropica Store, Website Updates

The Great Binary Bard?

Hey Poptropicans, it’s me, motionman95. There’s been a new Creators’ Blog post with the results of their latest poll “Who is your favorite villain?”.Ā  The blog post is titled “Mr.Popular”, written by the Bard himself:

Here are the results of the latest poll.
And, it’s official. I am the greatest villain in the world!

0100001001110111011000010010000001101000
0110000100100000011010000110000100100000
011010000110000100100000011010000110000100100001

And I didn’t even have to hack the results.

Binary Bard 9348 (44%)
The Great Booga 3589 (16%)
Director D 2647 (12%)
Dr. Hare 1627 (7%)
Betty Jetty 1282 (6%)
Copy Cat 907 (4%)
Speeding Spike 691 (3%)
Sir Rebral 423 (2%)
Crusher 381 (1%)
Ratman 229 (1%)
Total Votes 21124 (100%)


From the Poptropica Creators’ Blog
Link: http://blog.poptropica.com/2009/08/mr-popular.html

The binary translates to “Bwa ha ha ha ha!”. My favorite would have to be Booga or Betty Jetty (flying is awesome!). To the Binary Bard’s credit, at least he didn’t hack the results! (Or did he…?) šŸ™‚

On a different note, I’m here to be the bearer of bad news. On the PHF, a horrible technical error occurred (The Bard is a suspect!), that caused all accounts, posts,Ā  to be completely removed from the forum. You can read more about it here. Luckily, the forums have bounced right back (take that Bard!) and I’ve installed a new forum with tons of cool features, such as:

  • An awesome, all-new arcade, where you can battle others to become the ultimate game champion!
  • Define your self with the new Social Groups!
  • A New skin and header!
  • Your own custom picture album, for all to see!
  • A new “Friends” feature!
  • And much more!

So swing on by the PHF today, create an account and chat with your fellow Poptropicans! Also, the Balloons and Torch items have been released in the Poptropica store, so be sure to buy them! You can read more about that below, or by following this convenient link.

[Told you I was the real motionman95!]
Here are the results of the latest poll.
And, it’s official. I am the greatest villain in the world!

0100001001110111011000010010000001101000
0110000100100000011010000110000100100000
011010000110000100100000011010000110000100100001

And I didn’t even have to hack the results.

Binary Bard 9348 (44%)
The Great Booga 3589 (16%)
Director D 2647 (12%)
Dr. Hare 1627 (7%)
Betty Jetty 1282 (6%)
Copy Cat 907 (4%)
Speeding Spike 691 (3%)
Sir Rebral 423 (2%)
Crusher 381 (1%)
Ratman 229 (1%)
Total Votes 21124 (100%)
Poptropica Store

Clowns, Firefighters, and two new Creator’s Blog posts!

ClownsFiremenPathwisePost

Codiens costume prediction comes true with the new arrival of a clown and fireman costume in the Poptropica Store.
The creators share with us their whiteboard filled with ideas, creations and mystery.
And a fun new game is released called ‘Pathwise‘ where you build a path!

Read more…

Website Updates

That is one HOT ride, dude!

Today at the PCB we get a look into Binary Bard/Mordred’s transportation life! He sure does have taste in cars… and flame decals. Yet, it makes me wonder how much money he has to afford a giant robot that spews super-spiky wheels of doom, a robotic mouse and owl, and now a car?! Geez.

bard_metro

Blog Post Title: Sweet Ride
Description: When I’m not in space trying to take over the universe I still have to get around somehow. 01000111011001010110111100100000
0100110101100101011101000111001001101111
Image URL: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bqXCl2IJBSo/SkUGB5Lhp1I/AAAAAAAAACE/LGU8bLBa0qg/s1600-h/bard_metro.png

Image Name: bard_metro.png

Posted by: Binary Bard

The binary, by the way, translates to Geo Metro (which I’m guessing is the model of the car =P)

Next, it seems like we have found yet another secret “Cool Stuff” item from the Poptropica Credit Store, much like the Party Room that was also discovered recently. This item seems to allow you to vanish/turn invisible! Cool!

http://static.poptropica.com/items/item3034.swf

That’s about it! Please check out the below posts detailing the results of our Dr. Hare Competition results and the new forum, the Poptropica Help Forum!

Also, sorry, I just have to make reference to the King of Pop[tropica], Michael Jackson, who died yesterday. =( This seems kind of awkward for a Poptropica blog, but this needs mention. Smockers out!

r.i.p.mjpop
Keep on singing, Michael Jackson!

Astro-Knights Island, Bonus Items

The Mechanical Fever

Poptropica Help Blog News

The Mechanical Flu Outbreak!

robotflu

Large outbreaks of a new flu, only recently discovered have beenĀ spreading everywhere over Poptropica. The new flu known as Mechanical Fever, Two Face Plague, Robot MonsterĀ andĀ TheĀ Terminator Germ was only just recently discovered on a newly found island by the name of Astro-Knights Island. Certain cases of the flu were found on multiple Poptropicans on the island and was spreading fast.Ā 

It is suspected that a certain type of mechanical owl found on Astro-Knights is the cause for this plague. These robots have been known to fly near areas containing traces of hay, so it is recommended that you stay away from such places until the coast is clear.

Yesterday all access routes to and from the island were closed off to try and isolate the outbreak.Ā Although i must mention thatĀ no suchĀ access has beenĀ given to Poptropicans as of yetĀ to be able to get to the Island. The island was to beĀ opened in early fall as a holiday destination for any Poptropicans wishing to take a break.Ā But this holidays destinations opening seems will be delayed due to this rare flu.

Not long after highly qualified scientists from Super-Power island (these scientists were recently studying the mysterious powers given to escaped convicts when a radio-active asteroid hit the cell) were sent in to study the casesĀ and find a cure. Authorities on the case were sure that they had kept the problem isolated and main islanders of Poptropica did not have to worry about catching the flu.Ā Ā This is what the chief constable of Super Power island had to say about the matter;
“Do not panic. While this rare case of the flu could potentially be deadly, and there is no cure as of yet. We have hard working scientist on the case for that. The Poptropicans with the flu have been isolated on the island and we a sure the threat will not reach your waters. Thank-you.”

Unfortunately latter that day an urgent call from a scientist on Astro-Knights island informed the head of Police that an seriously infected Poptropican (theĀ poptropican even hadĀ his eye turned to metal)Ā had escaped from isolation and was making his way over to The main island via a blimp.

avatar imageĀ  We would like to confirm that the mysterious PoptropicanĀ is calledĀ Binary Bard. He managed to get off the island by putting the guards to sleep by doing a dance.Ā Not long after the report came in that he hadĀ fled the island bystanders on the Main Poptropican island state they saw a half robotic poptropican, with strange yellow and purple clothing float down in a parachute and land on the outskirts of Early Poptropica island.

We recently found out that the first suspect to come into to contact with Binary Bard and catch the flu was White Foot. In under 24 hours after his landing,Ā large cases of mechanic skin rashes have been appearing all over the island. All we have to say is stay indoors. Do NOT go into multiplayer rooms. You can only obtain the flu by touching someone in the Multiplayer Rooms.Ā  Look out for people with strange metal like parts on there face.

There have been no cases of the flu spreading onto different islands yet. But it wont be long till it does.
I hope this doesn’t get as serious as the swine flu (H1N1)!

This report could not of been done without the help ofĀ Cool Wing.Ā She was theĀ first to tell me that thereĀ was a new flu going round.Ā She is such a brave kid, she even had the flu when she informed me. Poor kid.

_

Image #1
Blog Post Title: I Don’t Give a Hoot
Description: This place is getting stranger and stranger. I need to get back home and away from all these crazy robots.
Image URL: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fyUhortwA8M/ShQSCQi-UZI/AAAAAAAAAA0/RsyWnQrxL3M/s1600-h/mechanical_friend.jpg
Image Name: mechanical_friend.jpg

Image #2
Blog Post Title: Diving into Astro-Knights
Description: I went sky diving for the first time today. Thanks to White Foot for joining me, it was great fun.
Ā  [BINARY CODE=010000010110100001101000011010000010000100100001 // Translation: Ahhh!!]
Image URL: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bqXCl2IJBSo/ShQic6dAQ7I/AAAAAAAAAA8/TM8mQVIxG8U/s1600-h/skydiving.jpgImage
Name: skydiving.jpg

For any of you fearing that AK Island will not come out because of this you are more then likely wrong. Somebody, most likely White Foot, copied the face when Binary Bard came to visit Cap’n Salty’s multiplayer room on Big Nate Island, Poptropica. I’m sure the creators do not mind that everybody has it. Its pretty cool.

Go out into multiplayer rooms and see if you can find it!
Have fun.

-PHB Team-