Hello all, it’s been too long. For everyone new that does not know me i’m Codien the graphics guy here at the PHB.
I’ve been having exams and too much work to focus on this site, but don’t worry i’m off school in only 2 more days, then you will have me all to yourselves for as long as you want. Just don’t kill me.
First update i would like to announce is the new Poptropica Help Blog header. This was created lovingly by me in memory of my old headers 😦 [Read what happened at my blog]. I hope you all like it. Give me feedback and tell me what i could add or improve. I WUV BLUE! ❤
Over at the PCB they posted a new post about the Boo costume, obtained at the advertisement; ‘Monsters Inc’. I’m sure all of you guys already knew this and are already scaring monsters with your cute smile and costume. “Mike Wasalski!”
A third thing to add to this small yet charming post is a small secret brewing in the Poptropica underground world. The creators are busily making a new thing that not even i can talk about!
All i can say is it involves a profile and a ranking system and different options of what food you like, favorite color, how many games you’ve won, and thats pretty much everything there doing.
But don’t panic! BOO! They are going to release Reality TV island soon. All will they. *scary music play*
On the Creators’ Blog, Shark Boy releases 2 new wallpapers; showing off the structure of the Poptropican Anatomy.
The backgrounds of these desktop decorations also prove that Reality TV Island is still coming out!
Grab your pens and papers because these new wallpapers will teach you something.
The PHB tracks down the latest news on Reality TV Island. Will it stay or will it go?
We share with you some amazing future islands that may or may not be coming out.
Codien catches up with some of his fans.
And we uncover a game called ‘Webosaurs’ that has been extinct for millions of years but is now starting to roam the Internet.
If you haven’t heard the hype, Astro Knights Island has been released! But, not to the general public, of course. You have to buy an Astro Knights Early Access Pass to get in. The island will be released to everyone on June 10th, so you don’t have to wait that long to play it! Personally, I have bought the pass, but will you?
Also, I know that most of you have experienced difficulty logging on Poptropica the past few days. Dr. Hare has properly addressed this problem:
Q: What’s going on with Poptropica right now? A: With the launch of Astro-Knights island we’ve experienced an overwhelming surge in traffic. We are working on a solution to handle the increase in traffic to the site.
Q: When will Poptropica be back up? A: We’re expecting to have the site ready within the next 24 hours.
Q: Is my account information lost? A: No. The increase in traffic has caused temporary glitches that have made registered accounts unavailable. This is part of the fix we are working on. When we are back up and running, you will have full access to your account.
In fact, they fixed it right in a jiffy! It should be readily working now, and you are able to log in without the stupid machine constantly telling you that your name is forever nonexistent or to check on it later only to find it still repeating the same message like a broken record. 🙂
Oh, yeah; you might see something on the Poptropica website like:
ALERT: We’re currently making upgrades to the site. If you have trouble logging in or playing, please try again later. Thank you for your patience.
Just ignore it. Ignore it and walk away. Don’t let peer pressure get the best of you, kids.
ANYWAY, they have made updates to the map to suit the newly debuted Astro Knights Island as well as Reality TV Island. It does note that it is coming Summer 2009! Very cool!
It sure is getting quite crowded on the map. It would be cool to have a huge Poptropica Planet, and you could rotate it to see all of the islands. 😀 That reminds me… how are you able to travel to all of these islands all over the planet in just a simple blimp?
Next on the agenda, we are now able to sign up to be E-mailed when Reality TV Island releases! Yay! Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten the E-mail for Astro Knights, but predictably, we will get it on Wed., the day it releases for everybody.
Also, on the Poptropica website you can now see that the little Astro Knight and Reality TV Island buttons have been updated based on the recent news:
The last piece of news is that there is a new poll on the PCB! It asks, “Do you plan on getting the Astro-Knights Early Access pass?“
I already have it! [14%]
I will be getting it soon! [39%]
I haven’t decided yet. [12%]
No, I think I’ll wait. [33%]
I obviously voted that I already had it, but what did you vote? =O
I think that’s about it! I will try to get a guide up maybe this weekend for people who have bought the pass. We have also hit the 1,100,000 hit mark! Woot! =] What a great way to celebrate my B-Day which is in 2 days! ^-^ Merry Astro-Knight Island playing to all!
UPDATE: Whoops! I accidentally forgot something. Vlad the Viking has posted a new video on YouTube! It’s sort of a trailer/gameplay video of Astro Knights Island. Enjoy!
🙂 Poptropica Help Blog is edging closer to the 1 MILLION! mark. I know your all thinking “OMG OMG OMG!!”
And to make it even more exciting, when we reach the milestone we will be having a HUGE 1 MILLIONth surprise!
So stay tuned. You just never know when we might reach 1,000,000 Hits. 🙂
The Old but New adventures of Comic Kid. Ned Noodlehead by day, Comic Kid hero by night.
_Chapter 1_ TV Time
“Turn ON i say! Turn ON! Don’t make me use my special mind abilities on you.” threatened Comic Kid as he lazily waved the TV remote at the TV. The TV was not turning on for him. After hours of button jabbing, kicking, screaming, throwing the remote at the TV (Which i don’t think you should do. It doesn’t work!), he even climbed up this huge building and asked the old super hero if he could help. But with no success he had to resort in using he masterful powers to turn it on. This amazingly did not work either (I wonder why). His ‘special abilities’ had came to a decision that it was broken. Most likely just to old. It looked like a trip to a TV store and what better place then Reality TV Island, they have loads of TV’s there (I wonder why :P).
After a short trip Comic Kid landed in the quiet street of TV Island. Strange though. There was no one around. Just loads of broken TV’s scattered underneath rows of houses. Uhuh!Look at all the other people with broken TV’s! This must be the perfect place to find a new TV, thought Comic Kid. It didn’t take him to long to find a TV store. In fact there were many TV stores. All in the one street. Comic Kid had a problem. Which one?
Now, Comic Kid loves his TV. Of course his beloved comic books will always be number 1, but his TV can be always number 2. He had to use his ‘special powers’ into choosing the right store for him and BAM! There, in the far side of the street was a small store with a huge TV in the window. Glowing from the screen were huge letters saying, ‘Buy Me! I WUV COMIC BOOKS!”
Comic Kids mouth dropped and his eyes turned into those adoring Japanese style eyes gleaming magical stars. He needed that TV! He raced into the store threw the money at the cash clerk yelled Keep the change and ran out the store with his new TV in hands.
One hour later Comic Kid had his feet proped up on his favourite couch, a hot chocolate in his hand and his monstrous new TV was set up waiting for him to turn on and play his favourite show “X-Popmen Heroes: The Cartoon series. With a flick of a button the room filled with a white light. The sound beamed around the room. His curtains shook and his hot chocolate turned cold. Then everything went quiet. A message displayed on the ginormous screen. “The show has been canceled to show the new series of: Sponge Pop Circle Pants!”
You can ask any one on Super Power island what happened that very night. What happened after those evil words appeared. But lets just say Comic Kid had to get another new TV. Didn’t i say earlier that throwing the remote wont solve anything!
Ah, poor Comic Kid. Atleast he got to visit the new island of Reality TV Island. Thats right this is a sneak peek for a different island besides the usual A-K Island. Thank goodness the island is still being made. We kind of got woried when Nabooti, Then Big Nate then ASTRO KINGHTS TOOK ITS PLACE! But who cares. Atleast we have loads of islands to come in the future.
Please note that the above story is completely fiction, a story written by the PHB Team to entertain the readers.