Once upon a time, there was a game called Poptropica. However, this game wasn’t like most virtual worlds for kids at the time, as most other games, such as Club Penguin, a paid membership was essential to have any fun playing. But Poptropica was different. All the islands, AKA the main part of the game, were free for everyone to play. Membership was just for more costumes and store items, bonus quests and sharing realms to the public, along with early access to any new islands that release. Yet everyone would get to play that new island eventually.
But on July 10th, 2015, that all changed. Seven islands became members’ only.
I was heartbroken at the news. I was trying to complete every single island, even though most of the islands that became restricted weren’t even that good. Sadly, didn’t have membership back then. I almost quit the game…forever.
That was one year ago today.
Hey, Poptropicans. As you saw above, today is a rather sad day. Thankfully, I didn’t end up quitting, I got membership in September, and I completed all the islands in November. However, I’m still a tiny bit mad at Poptropica for doing this. Not nearly as mad as last year, back when everyone was worrying that Pop was going to become like Club Penguin. It hasn’t…yet. I have no clue what membership on the New Pop will be like.
And in March, Red Dragon Island became open to everyone again when it won March Madness.
They also opened Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Wimpy Kid ones for a limited time for special events. Heck, they even reopened Great Pumpkin in the fall for not only Halloween, but for the Peanuts movie. This just shows that things actually got better, not worse.
So this just shows that maybe the Creators realized how upset we were and they decided to fix it, even it was only a little.
Yet, I’m still upset about it. Why? Because new players will never get to see how Poptropica used to be. They will never know that those islands used to be open to everyone unless they check a fan blog, and even if they do that they may never stumble upon the PHB post from one year ago. And new players may never know what the map used to look like, and they may never know that some of the SUIs weren’t SUIs before. They may not even know what an SUI is! And later this year, new players may never even know that there used to be an Old Poptropica…
Also, what about those kids who want to play those islands and there parents won’t or can’t buy membership for them? So not fair!
Anyways, even though there are six members’ only islands instead of seven, it still is a bad anniversary, and it will remain like that as long as Pop still exists.
Don’t cry, though, as the long-awaited 24 Carrot Review should be out in a few hours. Oh, and there were some glitches in the Photo Booth, because I clicked through the characters too fast, that you can see and laugh at below ^^
It’s Omegon’s true identity!
And finally, doesn’t this cat look strange to you?