2008 | What’s this game my sister keeps playing?
One afternoon in February 2008, I noticed my sister playing a computer game. I recognized it from Funbrain, and from seeing kids at school playing it. But honestly, I had no idea what it was. So I walked over, sat next to her, and just watched her play. After a while, I decided I would play too. At first, I didn’t even know how to save an account, so I just kept re-creating the same Poptropican.
Finally, I made my first account with a character named Sticky Foot, who looked nothing like me or my current Poptropican, but I just thought she looked funny. When I explored the few different islands, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know that we were supposed to complete quests, so I’d just hop around on buildings. When I finally figured out that each island had a quest, I began an attempt to complete them right away. I made my current Poptropica account some time in 2009. I played Poptropica a lot for the next few years.
2010–2011 | Mom, Poptropica isn’t working!!
One day, while my computer was getting kinda old and a lot slower, Poptropica just wouldn’t work. I tried to log onto my account, but it wouldn’t let me access the game. Since my mom is really good with computers, I asked her to help me fix it. But it wasn’t a simple fix. In fact, it took her days doing all kinds of stuff to get it to work (probably just because the computer wasn’t so great). She got it working again, but I got a new computer the next month anyway.
2012 | Membership
In April 2012, I began to get tired of all the advertisements for Poptropica membership, because I wanted one. I must admit, I can be a little (or a lot) jealous at times, and I was pretty jealous of all the people who had membership. I beat all the current islands, so I didn’t have any more credits to buy the things I wanted.
So, I decided to just ask my mom. She actually said yes right away, and I got my first membership game card (back when that was still a thing). Once I activated it, I immediately bought a bunch of items from the Store that I had always wanted.
2013 | Making Poptropica Movies
In early 2013, I noticed the Poptropica blogger community, but what affected me more was the Poptropica YouTube community (which is still small). I’m not talking about the people who do walkthroughs, because there are a lot of those, but I mean people who made edited Poptropica movie-like videos. The few of those that I saw inspired me to make my own channel.
On June 1st 2013, I created a channel called PoptropicaPerfectSky. Through my channel and other related accounts, I began to meet other Poptropica players.
2014 | A huge surprise!
On February 1st 2014, just about 6 years after I started playing Poptropica, I made a video that was different than usual. Rather than making a video with a storyline as I normally do, I made a tour of Poptropica Labs (the early version of Realms).
One morning while checking my comment notifications, I saw several people talking about the Creators’ Blog. To my surprise, my Poptropica Labs Tour video was featured on the Creators’ Blog! I was just so shocked, and I immediately emailed the Creators to thank them.
2015 | More Poptropica & More Editing
In 2015, I was very active on Poptropica. I began to catch up on a few of the episodic islands that I forgot to complete.
As far as my YouTube channel goes, I got some really good editing software and began making longer, more complicated Poptropica movies, fashion shows, and a Poptropica cooking competition show. One of my favourite parts out of this whole thing is talking to other Poptropica players.
2016 | Busy, but also not so busy?
Yes, now that I’m older, I am a little busier than when I first started playing Poptropica. But actually, that doesn’t stop me from being active on Poptropica. Many people say that high school keeps them so busy that they can’t do anything they used to do, but it really doesn’t (at least not for me). I mean, who spends 24 hours a day studying? I still have plenty of time to play Poptropica (and other games) and I’m not planning on stopping any time soon.
This year, I also discovered some amazing things like the Avatar Studio Gift, which I used to get some really cool outfits, thanks to the people here at Poptropica Help. Thanks for reading my story!
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