Rant: Islands of the Month and Credits

Hey Poptropicacti, TC here with some more news! And no, it’s sadly still not a new island, but it’s something

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Yup, now when you complete an island for the first time you get 300 credits, double the amount of before. Even better, there will now be two Islands of the Month each month that will get you 500 credits for all you new players out there!

Screams into pillow.

Okay, we need to talk about this, like, now.

Why. The. Heck. Do. The. Creators. Only. Care. About. New. Players. Now. And. Can. They. Stop. With. The. Credits.

I’m once again doing one of my lovely rants, as you saw in the title of this here “news” post. Only this time, I’m not gonna go all crazy with the capital letters, because, well…

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Uh…what was I even thinking back then…this was before New Pop’s announcement for crying out loud!

Yeah, it was bad. So let’s start over with a new and improved rant format, right…now!

Part 1: Islands of the Month?!

This could have been a great new series, becuase of that name… It could have been like the Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown, except split into monthly parts and have way more votes. It could’ve been great! (+5 points for that reference 😉 )

But nope, it’s just a way for the Creators to get more people to play some of their worst islands. New players for that matter, only first time completions get you the extra credits!

Like, who even likes Virus Hunter or MotM? VH was way too hard and gross and glitchy, and MotM was just, boring. Not to mention that they are both SUIs, I’m not even gonna get into that though.

Ugh, what’s even the point of IotM, just release the 9th birthday stuff already. Let’s hope they have enough time to celebrate their own game’s release at least…

Part 2: Why so many credits?!

Seriously, they have updated the credit count for completing islands from 100, to 50, to 150 last summer, and now 300.

Just stop already, it’s not like you’re adding those new store items like you said back when the Wheel first popped out of nowhere. 150 credits was the perfect amount anyway, now it’s just becoming annoying and making it too easy for people, where’s the challenge anymore?

And the credits thing may not even be true. A good friend of mine, Shaky Skunk, told me that after completing Early Poptropica on one of her brand new ASG accounts, she only received 150 credits, not the promised 300 for first time completions.

So either it was a glitch or they posted about an update that didn’t even come out yet…

Part 3: Don’t forget about us experienced players! 

Literally, ever since Monkey Wrench released back in February, the Creators have been focusing mainly on the brand new players that may stumble on the game for just a few brief hours and then switch to Minecraft or something, not us devoted, paying members. Like, if you’re a member like me, all of this sucks because you can buy all the store items for “free”, credits are useless. Come up with something new, Creators!

All of this “new players come first” structure is probably gonna mess up everything in the future, more and more older players are quitting and less and less new players are buying membership since they can now afford double the store costumes and powers. Just imagine what will happen in New Pop, I’m scared…

Let’s just say, I am very disappointed in you, Creators. New Pop better be good, since you’re spending all your time on that apparently. It better be…

-Tall Cactus

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6 thoughts on “Rant: Islands of the Month and Credits

  1. I’m shocked right now, I never thought that the creators could do something like this to us! And yes, I agree, VH was super hard and MotM was boring and very easy ( I needed to ask one of my friends to do the 2nd half of VH for me, and I finished MotM in 10 minutes).

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  2. OH MY GOD WHY ARE THE CREATORS DOING THIS, I’VE PLAYED POPTROPICA SINCE 2007 EVEN THOUGH I WAS LIKE 4 BUT MY SISTER REMEMBERS A LOT, AND WHEN I TOLD HER SHE WAS LIKE WHAAAAAAAAT AND I’M LIKE GAAAAAAH ‘CAUSE THE CREATORS ARE JUSF RUINING EVERYTHING!! I. AM. SO. MAD. WHYYYY?!?!?! One too many grammar and spelling issues… Whatever

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