Helllooo people! Welcome back to the…
Unlike yesterday, we are going to start this post right away- wait, there’s a new show on TV, called the Tall Cactus Show?!?
Looks like I have my own show now…
“Oh, come on! Not this again!”
OK, I’ll start the post now…
Ever since Poptropica was born in 2007, many things have changed. But, not everything. One of these things that has never changed is Poptropica’s age range.
What I mean by that is the age you must choose from when making a Poptropican. It has always been 6 to 15.
However, it’s 2016 now, and things have changed, mainly the transition from education to story
explained in yesterday’s post
. With islands having deeper plots and long-time players growing up, should Poptropica be re-rated
Yes, it should. First of all, many people who want to play don’t even have their age listed. They have to lie about their age just to play the game. Well, at least for the online Poptropica. On the mobile app, the age-range at first is only 6 to 13, but there is an option to type in your own age, which is great for all of you older players out there. I’m only 12 1/2, so yeah.
But, that isn’t the biggest problem with Poptropica’s outdated rating. Back when the only islands were Early Poptropica and Shark Tooth, this made sense. But the islands nowadays have deeper plots that could leave some of the younger kids confused or even scared. Think about this: can you imagine a 6-year old playing islands like Survival? Survival Island’s villain is a MURDER!!! Kinda messed up if you think about it.
In conclusion, I think Poptropica’s age rating should be changed to everyone 8 and up. This way, younger kids won’t get scared and confused with the newer islands and having no limit to how old could introduce more players to the game, growing the community.
What do you think? Do you agree? Or do you think that the age rating should stay the same? Leave your comments below.
See you tomorrow…*checks Creators’ Blog…* WAIT DON’T GO YET!
The Creators just had to release a post on their blog during HIATUS WEEK. Since I’m not doing any news posts this week, go ahead and read it for yourself: http://blog.poptropica.com/2016/04/is-it-shoes.html
So now it looks like our barefoot Poptropicans are getting SHOES. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see, I guess…