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Mission Atlantis (Ep. 1) for members & Survival (Ep. 1) out for all!

Psst… the PHB’s Mission Atlantis Island Guide is up! Go check it out!

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to quickly inform you that Mission Atlantis Island is out for members! Plus, the PHB’s walkthrough is now up! No demo for non-members though. :(

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But there is some good news for non-members! Survival Island Part 1: Crash Landing is out for all! If you need help on the island, feel free to use the PHB’s guide! Hope it helps! :D

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So, non-members, how is your fire going? And members, what have you found under the sea? Take the poll below, and tell us what you think of these islands in the comments or on the PHC! :)

By the way, check out the resemblances between the construction workers on Super Villain Island and the ship crew on Mission Atlantis! (Thanks for the pic, Brave Tomato!)

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EDIT: Believe it or not, the infamous Dr. Hare finished 1st in the race completing for Mission Atlantis: Episode 1! I don’t know if it’s a hoax or not, but I’m pretty impressed either way!

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Shark Boy… is now Shark Guy?

Something fishy’s going on… it seems like beloved Poptropica Creator “Shark Boy” (also known as Nate Greenwall) has changed his name to Shark Guy! When did this happen? And why? That I don’t know, but if you look up SharkGuyCreator on the Avatar Studio, here’s what you’ll get:

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Where’s the iconic dead blue fish he usually carries?! Now he’s inexplicably holding a video camera in his hand. (Here’s a far-fetched theory: what if this has to do with Mission Atlantis? A shark, a film device… it might make a little sense…)

Even stranger, if you look up Shark Boy’s old username, SharkBoyCreator, you’ll just get a random Poptropican named Young Catfish who’s wearing the Aztec warrior mask and Tiger Shark body – whereas before you’d get Shark Boy with his name and costume.

Besides, Shark Boy hasn’t posted on the Creators’ Blog in ages (the same goes for some other Creators…) – it’s almost always Captain Crawfish these days. What’s up with all this Shark Guy business? Share your theories in the comments section!

~thanks to Massive Raptor for the tip.

 

Facts on The Hydromedusa, More on Shark Guy, and Mission Atlantis Aliens!

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! :D

Mission Atlantis = Aliens?

Here’s a thought – Poptropica really likes making aliens the central element of island stories (e.g. Nabooti Island, Lunar Colony, and Astroknights Island). What are the odds that the rumored city of Atlantis that you will be discovering in Mission Atlantis are ruins of alien life? Sounds pretty intriguing, but not only is it possible – it’s very likely — and we have proof.

I was playing through Lunar Colony recently (I work in mysterious ways :P ) and was nearing the end of the island in the alien base. Inside are alien markings that probably don’t amount to anything – but I thought that they looked familiar. Sure enough, a recent Daily Pop had some of those same markings!

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But still, this could be a new alien island, or a follow up for Lunar Colony. Well, it could be, but under the markings are little fishies (insert nomnom here), and where there are fishies, there is ocean. And where there’s ocean… you get the idea. :P

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Upcoming Island Updates

First of all, Mission Atlantis Episode 2 will be named “Fortress of the Deep“, according to the files — and there will be many a pipe as it seems.

I also finished my walkthrough for Mission Atlantis Episode 1, and you can check it out here. :D

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Second, the third theme for Survival is finally here! Still quite spooky, still quite awesome! :D


Thirdly, remember that book that I talked about a while ago named Future Island? Well, it’s back on the Amazon store! There still is no cover, but we know that the writer of the book (Caroline Laidlaw) has also written many other books, most being for the “Penguin Kids” series. It’s scheduled for January 8, 2015 — might I say a long way out! Could this be a book for an upcoming island? Other island books have been written by multiple people, so it is possible. If so, that could mean that Future island is coming out this year! :D

Here’s another thought — Future Island is actually the Dream Island Contest winner! I know, the winner’s island is called Arabian Nights Island, but perhaps they just put Future there because they hadn’t decided yet, and haven’t managed to change it yet. Besides, the Penguin Group are the ones who sponsored the contest…

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Facts About The Hydromedusa

Fun fact: hydromedusae are just jellyfish. There are all types of hydromedusae, all translucent and dangerous — but, there is one thing that Poptropica falsifies about them in Mission Atlantis. In the island, a group of hydromedusa jellyfish shock your sub and make it loose it’s power. However, jelly fish do not have a real electric shock ability, it only feels like a shock when you become in contact with them. Electric eels, on the other hand, do have an electric shock ability. Thanks to Poptrickia for pointing this out first!

The official type of jelly fish that does in fact “shock” (teehee) your sub is called a Hydromedusa, without an e. As you may have guessed, the picture above is one. They eat larvaes, plankton, and multiple soft bodied creatures. The scientific name for them is Aequorea Victoria. And even though they can’t electrify you, they can sure sting!

More on Shark Guy

If you’ve read Juyo’s latest post, then you know about the sudden maturing of Shark Boy — now known as Shark Guy. But I have some more things to mention about him. First of all, if you friend him, his name in the Friends list is just Poptropican. Special names are not impossible in the Friends List (e.g Captain Crawfish), but Creators are the only ones to know how to do make them. For example, Codien, a legendary PHB author, has a special name as shown here. However, if you friend him (theCodien), he shows up as Poptropican. So why wouldn’t Shark Guy have a special name in the Friends list? I mean come on — he is the first Creator alias!

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Second of all, the picture above was taken of my secondary account. I had the original Shark Boy username friended — but, when I logged in, it showed the new Shark Guy! I had never friended that username before, and perhaps the Creators replaced the original with the new one in an attempt to fix a breach of security.

What I’m saying is, this whole thing may just be a cover up for a kid who got into the original Shark Boy account, or a glitch that gave him the username. The Creators have not been on top of things lately, and the Poptropican thing might just be an error. Either way, I miss Shark Boy, and Shark Guy will never be the same.

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Yes, I am back. Did you miss me? :P Be ready for Poptropican Portraits Round 9 this afternoon! :D

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Items gone? Is it a myth?

Hey everyone! Remember my post about the two new Mythology Island costumes (Icarus and Cyclops) in the Store and updated Tour page? Well, now they only have the Cyclops (for girls and boys) listed on the Tour page!

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The Creators even changed the text underneath to “Members get an additional Mythology Cyclops Costume”, whereas before it said “Members get two additional Mythology Costumes”… which leads me to believe that perhaps the Icarus costume is for Episode 2!

The Icarus costume for Mythology Island is still in the Store though! I have a hunch it will go away very soon after this post – so members, go get it quick before it disappears for a while!

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~SW5~

The new and improved Mythology Island is coming soon & Mission Atlantis medallion is up!

Hey everyone! BT’s post months ago about the Creators announcing the Mythology SUI, plus the items that I found in the Store yesterday, does hint at something: the new and improved Mythology Island SUI (guide here) must be almost ready! They’ve even updated the official island tour page:

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I noticed something strange on the map… the new Mythology Island will have episodes like the newer islands! Are all the islands now going to be made into episodes? xD They haven’t done that for 24 Carrot and Time Tangled, though, and those were the first two classic-islands-turned-SUIs.

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Plus, the Mythology Island Tour page now includes a new desktop wallpaper and printable poster!

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In other news, the medallion for Mission Atlantis: Episode 1 is now up and viewable from the Friends tab! The island will be coming out tomorrow for members, so stay tuned to the PHB for the guide. :)

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~SW5~

New Mythology members-only costumes in the Store!

Hey everyone! Something unexpected happened today - when I went to the Store, I saw two new members-only costumes for Mythology Island! They are the Cyclops and Icarus:

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This is really interesting – Mythology Island has never had a members’ gear pack in the Store! We know there were plans for Mythology to be the next SUI (sound-updated island), although it’s been about 3 months since the Creators announced that. This might be the beginning of it!

Also, look forward to Mission Atlantis Island on Thursday – I’ll be contributing to the guide! :P

The winner of the Create Your Dream Island is….

*tries to open envelope*

oh come on. Open. Please! D-does anyone have a paper cutter? I… I wish this would just open up!

*suddenly, the envelope opens*

Huh? Oh! It’s open! Like… I just used up one of my three wishes or something. And so the winner is…

Sarah S. from South Carolina with

Arabian Nights Island!!!

Arabian Nights Island? Holy cow, we’re going to explore the old Arabian lore! Genie! Forty thieves! Wow… This is just… Wow…

Inspired by her father’s souvenirs from Kuwait, she was the lucky Poptropican whose island idea will become a reality – which means she must know some of this island’s secrets! You can read her interview with the Poptropica Creators on the Creators’ Blog.

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Congratulations from the PHB to Sarah on winning! We can’t wait to play your island!

BT out!

Mission Atlantis: sneak peeks from the Daily Pop & Tour

With Mission Atlantis Island releasing this Thursday to members, why not take a look at what we Poptropica adventurers may soon be facing in the unknown depths of the sea? These sneak peeks from the Daily Pop may give us some hints about what’s going to go down (click to enlarge pics)–

So here’s what we can gather from these pictures – deep under the sea, it looks like there’s a big pink cylindrical tube that will lead you through a puzzle of smaller tubes (which you must re-assemble to ensure a secure passageway). You’ll be traveling in a little pod, as we saw in the trailer video, and you’ll use clues to lead you to pieces (of random shards, perhaps forming the “puzzle key”?). There’ll also be some awesome sea creatures, like sharks and sea dragons! Hey, not a bad analysis, eh? :)

Fuzzy-B also posted some Daily Pop pics for Mission Atlantis a while back (back before we even knew what they was for!); you can check out his post here.

And here’s the description for Episode 1 from the official Tour page:

It was supposed to be simple: photograph rare sea creatures, then head back to the surface. But a stunning discovery leads you to a brand new mission!

There’s also a few more sneak peeks on the Tour page; check them out:

The underwater scenes here are a bit reminiscent of the excavation of Poptropolis Games 2013, although not quite the same – for those of you who don’t remember, there was a period of time just before the Games arose again where players could dive down into a sea (a bit like this one) and win a point for their tribe every time they reached the bottom (congrats, again, to Wildfire).

We can see the waters getting darker here – a sign that it’s pretty deep down. Also, just as Atlantis comes from Greek mythology, the ship’s name is “Medusa”! Medusa is also another term for jellyfish.

Oh, and remember the flying sneak peek from last week? We can now confirm that it is in fact for Episode 3 of Survival, because a background file for the radio tower we saw is in Poptropica’s files for Survival 3! Here’s what it looks like in its entirety:

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Anyway, Mission Atlantis: Episode 1 comes out this Thursday, April 17 to members, and you can get your Diving Suit from the Store now! Non-members, don’t feel too left out — Survival: Episode 1 will be available to all on the same day. :) Are you excited for some deep-sea diving?!

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