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Pop Petition: Let us levitate! ๐ŸŽˆ

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Dangerous Dragon. Enjoy!

Hey Poptropicans, DD here! Today Iโ€™m going over things that I want to see in Poptropica, and they all have to do with levitation.

Yes, the modern Jetpack from the store lets us fly around, and that’s pretty sweet. But in this post, I’ll be imagining some other ways of floating above that I think should be part of the new Poptropica. Let’s go!

#1: Levitating and Teleporting Boots

It would be awesome if we could get these boots and then fly in the sky! Unlike the Jetpack, though, these boots could teleport us places. We would disappear and then land somewhere near the place we started, or better yet, jump to a new scene altogether โ€” perhaps traveling across the islands?

#2: Bring Balloon Boy back

Remember Balloon Boy? He’s been seen floating around in the skies on many, many Poptropica islands. Is it finally time for him to land? Imagine seeing a TV broadcast on one of the new islands showing that Balloon Boy has returned to earth! What do you think he’ll say? I imagine the conversation going something like this: โ€œPhew! A long long journey! Iโ€™ve visited every island! Iโ€™m becoming older!โ€

Balloon Boy first appeared on Counterfeit Island in 2009 and was seen still floating in many future islands.

#3: Sky Balloon with a Mini-Game

Another item idea I’ve got floating around (heh) is a sky balloon! Not only do you get to hover with it, you can also activate a mini-game where you fly around, dodging birds and other things, like the Hang Glider game from the original Reality TV Island or Flappy Bird. Of course, you’d also encounter fun Poptropica sights, like Balloon Boy โ€” and eventually, when you reach space, it’ll be time for you to come back down.

Hang gliding on the original Reality TV Island.

#4: Throwing Cute Pillows

This next item idea would lift up not our character, but a handheld item. I’d love to carry around cute pillows on Poptropica like I’m hugging them. Then when we tap the space bar, we throw the pillow into the air! And when it comes back, we jump, land on a bed and fall asleep… with snoring Zโ€™s.

#5: Ding! Elevators

Remember riding elevators in places like the mall on Night Watch Island? That lift-off mechanic is pretty fun. I think one place Poptropica could install an elevator would be the inside of the store. After all, the store has so many items, it could use a second floor (and a third, and more…). Then, we would take a lift and go up up up!

The great glass elevator in the bonus quest of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island, which could go in all directions.

That’s all I’ve got for levitation, but I also wanted to throw in another quick Pop Petition to wrap up this post: Poptropica should bring back asking questions in the arcade! I was inspired by a comment White Fox (or as I say, White Foxy) recently posted on the PHB:

I miss the old way of talking. Back then, you could say, โ€œDo you like to read?โ€ or โ€œDo you like getting mail?โ€ or anything. Nowadays, you can start conversations with โ€œYour costume is awesome!โ€. While the compliments are fun and appreciated, I feel like conversations and friendships should be based off of something more than โ€œYouโ€™re great!โ€ โ€œThank you!โ€ โ€œYouโ€™re cool!โ€ โ€œYouโ€™re the nicest!โ€

Compliments just going back and forth tells you nothing of the person you are friending. I want to know my friendsโ€™ personalities better, and more questions that ask about that person would be great.

White Fox (from this PHB post’s comments)

Yes, questions do make it easier to get to know your friends on Poptropica. Bring them back, Poptropica!

Thanks, and this is DD popping out! Keep popping, Poptropicans!

~DD


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Dangerous Dragon. If you did, you might also enjoy their guest post “Pop 5: My Favorite Islands.”

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