Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver Shell. Enjoy!
Hi Poptropicans! Welcome to another Pop Petition! I’m talking about early access tickets today. Let’s get into it!
So back in the day, when new islands were released, you could buy these early access tickets from the store, which allowed you to access islands a month or so before it was released to the public.
Nowadays, the latest Dream Islands (Goofball and Fairytale) are obviously for everyone to play, but every time an old island gets converted, it’s for members only. Not only that, but it seems to stay that way for a long while.
Take Mission Atlantis for example. Episode 1 was brought back two months ago, but it’s still reserved for members only. I don’t have a problem with stuff being members only because Poptropica needs the money, but for this long? That’s a bit disappointing.
Early access cards existed before membership came to Poptropica — so islands during the early access period were available to anyone who chose to buy the ticket from the store with their credits.
However, now that membership exists, it would look a bit different if they were to return. Islands could have an early access period for members, but non-members could also get a chance to play new islands during that time by getting the ticket, which would have to be pretty expensive. At least if players are paying by credits, it’s a lot more accessible to most kids than a real life credit card for membership!
Well, that’s my idea. Thanks for reading!
Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Silver Shell. If you did, you might also enjoy other posts of hers, such as Pop 5: Things You Need to be Poptropica’s Antagonist.
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