Hey guys, it’s Purple Claw.
As you saw in title, I’m on vacation and I won’t be on discord or on any social media for that matter.
Thanks for your patience. 🙂
Hey guys, it’s Purple Claw.
As you saw in title, I’m on vacation and I won’t be on discord or on any social media for that matter.
Thanks for your patience. 🙂
Poptropica is full of brilliant and likeable characters… but there’s also a lot of Poptropicans who are more than a bit of a pain to be around.
Well, this slightly pretentious warden from EFPR isn’t exactly the most likeable person: he has no respect for any of his prisoners (which maybe isn’t a great surprise, being the warden of a prison), particularly you. But still … he’s a little more cranky than your average prison warden.
For the king of the gods in Greek mythology, he definitely doesn’t make a great impression throughout the quest – he sends you off to collect some sacred items in return for immortality, and once you obtain them, he laughs in your face and tries to dominate Poptropica. Then in Super Villain, he asks you to fetch some more powerful objects, and once you get them, he laughs at your face and tries to take over Poptropica, again. Bit of a one-track mind, Zeus has.
Over in Survival Island, he spies on you during three of its episodes, where you nearly freeze to death, nearly starve to death and nearly fall off a radio tower multiple times. Then, when you manage to get the radio tower working, he conveniently arrives to rescue you as if he only found you because of the radio. Then he gives you a warm bed, the kind gesture only slightly ruined by giving you a poisoned meal to make you drowsy, locking your bedroom door and the announcing that you get the honor of being the subject of his hunt as if you were some prize animal. Well, at least he fills just about all villain conventions.
He’s supposed to be one of the greatest and most famous actor of all time in Poptropica (well, I’ve never heard of him till I set foot in Back Lot Island, but anyway), and when you actually meet him in person … well, he turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.
He throws a temper tantrum when you interrupt his acting and storms away to his caravan, forcing you and the director Carson Willis to chase after him; he says he’ll only come out if you fetch him a Half-Caf Leviathan Latte-Expresso on the double and throws a coffee cup out of the window (well, at least you learnt some useless and pointless coffee information no-one asked for); then you find him arguing with Carson yet again about how he doesn’t want to act as a gorilla. Well, at least he does a exceedingly superb job of acting a spoiled brat.
This guy was the whole reason the zomberry epidemic began, because of his infected blueberries, and he gives out his deepest sympathies and apologies about it by … giving free certificates for his own smoothies?
Moreover, why does he look like he decided what to wear while blindfolded? Maybe that’s one of the
many reasons Sarah didn’t enjoy her birthday party so much. Hard to see why.
And on that note, that concludes this post. Is there anybody else who’s even more irritating and annoying who wasn’t mentioned here?
Stay popping! ^^
Hey there, Clawtropicans! It’s me Purple Claw, and I have some great news for you! Interviews are back on Clawtropica, baby! And as you read on the title above, I’m going to be interviewing some dear friends of mine, Fierce Flyer and Sporty Boa!
Sporty Boa & Fierce Flyers are loyal members of the Poptropica fandom, and both of them blog at their own sites, Fierce Flyer Adventures & Sporty Boa Blog! I highly recommend checking them out, because there are some pretty interesting posts in-store. 😛
**Keep in mind that if you want me to interview you, all you have to do is be patient, and I just might do it. Nothing is guaranteed. With that said, let’s get started with the interview, shall we?
#1. HEY GUYS! CAN YOU SHORTLY DESCRIBE YOURSELVES TO US?
Sporty Boa: I would describe myself as a kid with big dreams and goals… And an Afro. Also I’d like to say that I’m humorous, laid back and always trying to stay positive! (It’s a bit hard in this day and age!) How would I describe me and Fierce? Inseparable. We’re best friends and bros that sometimes drive each other crazy! XD
Fierce Flyer: Hey, my name is Fierce Flyer and I own a blog over at Fierce Flyer Adventures, I’m a pre-teen who loves to write, read, and create anything that comes to mind!
#2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING POPTROPICA?
Sporty Boa: How long have I been playing Poptropica? Hmm, about 6 to 7 years.
I believe I got into Poptropica around late 2011 where I amazedly watched my sister play the game, and at that moment I knew that I’d have to try it for myself! At the time to me, it was literally the best game I’ve ever played in my life.
#3. FROM SCALE 1-10, HOW WOULD YOU RATE POPTROPICA WORLDS?
Sporty Boa: Eh, as of now I’d give it a… Drumroll… 6.5?
Fierce Flyer: I’d rate Poptropica Worlds a 6-10. I feel as if it’s off to a good start but there’s still a lot to update and do to make the game better, to name a few, more costumes, a colorizer, and more socially interactive things to do in your house, and the home island. But at the end of the day, it just started, I’m sure when Poptropica first released things weren’t perfect and I think we should give Worlds time to get better ‘cuz it’ll happen eventually.
#4. DO YOU PREFER CRISIS CAVERNS OR THE REMASTERED 24 CARROT?
Sporty Boa: Good question, but I’ll have to say Crisis Caverns because it was such an anticipated island for me and the graphics and scenery were really neat. Plus, I dug the mole people! (Pun intended)
Fierce Flyer: I’d have to say Crisis Caverns because the visuals were absolutely spectacular! Though I’d prefer a more intriguing and longer gameplay I still enjoyed it a lot more than expected!
#5. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE FEATURE ON POPTROPICA WORLDS?
Sporty Boa: My favorite feature on PW so far is the Store and the fact that we can now buy clothes, shoes, and hair separate from each other. It makes you poptropican have a much more unique look and style! (I would’ve said the new colorizer but um… yeah.)
Fierce Flyer: My favorite feature on Pop Worlds is, agree with SB here, the customization option! The store is still fresh and new and will probably have a lot more options in the future but for me, I’ve found my temporary style in PW and it’s… well, let’s just say it’s a work in progress.
#6. BESIDES POPTROPICA, ARE THERE ANY OTHER GAMES YOU GUYS ARE FANS OF?
Sporty Boa: Other games? I haven’t really played any computer games recently. *People gasp in the background* But when I’m not on Pop, I’m usually on social media or watching YouTube on my computer/phone.
Fierce Flyer: Other games, hmm… TBH games that enjoy playing revolve around Sports or games like Roblox and stuff down that lane. I also like playing board games, like chess and Monopoly!
#7. WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS FANDOM?
Sporty Boa: Like I’ve never said before, it’s the people that make a community great, and Poptropica’s fandom is no exception. The people I’ve met here are amazing and have very unique personalities. To me, that’s what makes us even more special!
Fierce Flyer: Joining the fandom had to be one of the greatest decisions of my life, everyone here is so nice and friendly here and easy to talk to. My favorite thing about the fandom is how welcoming we are to others whether it’s new bloggers or long time bloggers coming back, everyone has so much hospitality.
#8. WHEN DID YOU JOIN THE POPTROPICA COMMUNITY?
Sporty Boa: I don’t really know the exact time I joined the Pop community however, I remember that I created my blog in Late January 2017, so I’d say maybe in December or early January was when I started to get involved!
Fierce Flyer: I joined on November 6th, 2016 I believe. A few days after my birthday I decided I’d give blogging a try after getting inspiration from Clawtropica itself!
#9. SINCE YOU’RE BOTH BLOGGERS, DO YOU ENJOY BLOGGING ABOUT POP?
Sporty Boa: Do I enjoy blogging? Yeah! Do I enjoy blogging with my lil’ brother? Heck yeah! I find writing my ideas, thoughts and stories on my blog very fun and enjoyable, it’s one of ya boi’s favorite hobbies now!
Fierce Flyer: Blogging is amazing! It’s so much fun to express your opinions on Poptropica, or anything for that matter! It’s also helped me with my typing skillz and being persistent in my blog.
#10. NOW, LET’S GO TO SOMETHING MORE OFF-TOPIC. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS AND TV SHOWS?
Sporty Boa: Oooh, FF and I looove books! I’m currently reading a series by Erin Hunter called ‘Bravelands’ and it’s really good! I also love my TV shows, my favorite being Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… I know it sounds a bit childish, but trust me recent episodes have been far from kiddy and cheesy. I highly suggest you check it out!
Fierce Flyer: Books! I love them! Lately, I’ve been reading a lot so I’ve definitely got my summer reading down. For TV shows I’m a big fan of Ninjago (might’ve heard about the new Lego Ninjago movie coming out, so excited)! Another of my favorite shows is Sonic Boom, it’s just a hilarious, 4th wall breaking comedy with Sonic the Hedgehog!
#11. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY TO ANYONE WHO’S READING THIS POST?
Sporty Boa: I’d just like to say: Sup cool kids, Stay awesome! *Dabs* On a serious note, Be yourself and treat others the way you’d like to be treated!
Fierce Flyer: As SB said be yourself and don’t let others influence you to do the bad thing!
#12. THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW! IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD?
Sporty Boa: No problem Purple Claw, always great to chat with a friend! *Fist bumps with PC and my bro! Fierce Flyer and I do our secret handshake.* *Glances awkwardly at PC* Um, We’ll figure out our own secret handshake sometime, For now this Boa’s gotta bounce! Peace!
Fierce Flyer: *does secret handshake with SB* Thanks for interviewing us, this blog was the one to inspire me to create mine and I just love reading your posts. Now, here I am actually in a blog post along with my bro! Thanks PC for the epic interview!!
Thanks for reading this post, everyone! I’ll try to post interviews more often, like, once a month, and if you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment on the comment section below. That was PC, signing out until my next post!
🐾 Purple Claw 🐾
Hey there, good players of Poptropica!
It’s me, Purple Claw, with some interesting news — the
unknown Creators are hosting another challenge (there was also the visitors’ center challenge that we didn’t post about, but you can check it out here) that you should all know about! Let’s get started, shall we?
So basically, the Creators are releasing 15 new house decor items, and we have to be the ones that have make that happen, through the power of social media!
Random Viewer: Um, Purple Claw, what do you mean by that? We’re just plain fans! And why don’t you post more often?!
I’m glad you asked! Well, the Creators are giving us an opportunity to release some new sweet house decor items, but what we have to do is… uh… post pictures of the Ice Cream Machine inside our houses for some reason, by using the hashtag #FreeThe15. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Poptropicans must post a picture of the Ice Cream Machine from the Home Decor Store placed into their Pop Worlds Home.
Step 2: Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FreeThe15 in your entries so we can find it.
Step 3: Tag your friends and get them to post! We only release the 15 items if we get enough people to share their Ice Cream Machine in their Home and tag with #FreeThe15. The more people who enter, the greater the chances of unlocking these items!
Remember, this is a race against the clock- we need enough people to post with the hashtag by Monday to unlock all 15 items. The more Ice Cream Machines you have & pictures you post, the better! These items would be available for ALL PLAYERS, and we need EVERYONE to participate! Good luck, Poptropicans!
There’s a positive and a negative side to this. First of all, it’s free items, baby! Everyone loves ’em! But on the other hand, it kinda popped out of nowhere… Don’t get me wrong; I love Poptropica challenges but this one just felt so… random. In my opinion, I think that they should’ve just added them without making this contest, but maybe the Creators want to increase the activity on social media, so there’s that.
If you want those items to be added, please post the picture of your ice cream machine along with the #FreeThe15 hashtag on your social media pages, or if you don’t have any social media, I can share yours on my twitter page, if you just DM me on Discord.
Yesterday, another post was published on the Creators’ blog, talking one of Poptropica’s most popular Poptropica islands, that being Cryptids island. It’s well-known for its mythical creatures and its extraordinary adventure. The post was pretty interesting, but the thing that stood out the most was this little drawing of Nessie:
It’s really nice, I really like the detail on the ocean (I wish I would draw like that), but it doesn’t quite look like the ordinary Poptropica style. Hmm…
Anyway, Cryptids is one of my favorite islands, and I really want it to be remastered for Poptropica Worlds, so I kinda hope (even though the chances are really low) Cryptids will get remastered for Poptropica Worlds. So I guess #CryptidsForWorlds..? I don’t know. XD
Anyway, thanks for reading this post! I’ll try to post more and stop being too lazy – but until then, I’m out!
🐾 Purple Claw 🐾
Poptropica is a really interesting game, to say at least. There’s an entire community based on it, but nothing is perfect, and the same thing goes for Poptropica. So let’s take a look at some of the most hated updates on Poptropica’s history! Keep in mind that I don’t necessarily hate all these updates (hate is a really strong word), but they’re dislike by the majority of Poptropica fans.
By the way, I’m really sorry for the inactivity! I’ve been busy with family activities and been working on some pages and island guides, but hopefully, I’ll try to post more in the future.
#7: THE NEW SOUND-UPDATED MAP
The old map had this old and adventurous feel into it, which was really unique and awesome. It was build in the old classic formal (the non-SUI, since the map existed before SUIs, of course).
While the new updated map wasn’t half bad, it wasn’t something we really wanted. It was build in the SUI-format, which can cause glitches and be laggy sometimes, and the unique island logos didn’t appear unless you clicked on the island. Also, islands were organised by popularity, which is kinda dumb, since SUIs got mixed up with classics.
Recently, the map got organised into groups, such as adventure islands, challenging islands, etc. That makes the map even more random. 😐 Also, now, when you log in, you automatically go on Home Island, instead of the real homepage, which is kind of a bummer, since there were daily quizzes, you could see your friends’ daily activity, etc. Oh well…
Even though the update was really hated, it was a great improvement too. When you click on an island now, you’ll see it’s difficulty, how many times you beat the island, a description, and more!
#6: POPTROPICA WORLDS
Poptropica Worlds is, well, the all-new version of Poptropica! With beautiful art, new & remastered islands, houses and so many more cool features! While I enjoy Poptropica Worlds for the most part, there are a few things that can ruin the experience for you…
Please keep in mind that this game is new, and it’s improving for the better, so I can’t wait to see what’s next!
#5: THE HOME ISLAND MOVIE THEATER
When the Movie Theater was first-seen, everyone was super pumped about what would be inside… and when it got released, everyone absolutely hated it.
The design of the building and the rich man talking about it made it look like it was AMAZING, but it was… um… how do I put this up nicely… a pile of crap (I failed at being nice, oops).
Sorry, Poptropica, but if you want to appeal to the younger kids, you’ll have to try better than putting nursery rhymes and other cringey videos for kids under the age of 4. Heck, those videos didn’t even belong to Poptropica! What bugs me the most is that Poptropica has a few animations of its own, and they’re MUCH better than this thing.
#4: THE REMOVAL OF IN-ISLAND MAPS
Oh boy, here comes the ranting…
Remember the island maps? No-no, not the Islands’ Map; that still exists. I’m talking about the maps that could be found in each classic island. If you’re not aware, they got removed in 2015! Like, why would you wanna remove a really useful tool anyway? That doesn’t make any sense.
I mean, I get that some islands and pretty easy and you can complete them without a map (like Shark Tooth, or 24 Carrot), but there are also some pretty difficult islands where you can easily get lost (such as Vampire Curse or Cryptids).
Come on Creators! What was the point of removing them in the first place? (By the way, if you really need a map, you can visit the PHB’s map page. There’s a map for every Poptropica original island! Even for the SUIs!)
Membership is a way to keep Poptropica alive, and like it or not, it’s not going anywhere. It was first released in 2010, and left A LOT of fans angry…
While membership does not affect the gameplay of the island, a lot of other things require membership.
Membership has its own pros & cons. First of all, there would be no Poptropica, nor Poptrppica Worlds without membership. It’s an interesting way to keep the game alive.
While some things about membership are really stupid, more particularly on Poptropica Worlds. I won’t get through everything, but feel free to read this rant, if you haven’t already.
#2: SOUND-UPDATED ISLANDS (SUIs)
Sound Updated Island aren’t considered that bad anymore. I mean, who doesn’t love Jeff Heim’s music? But when they first came out they were SUPER glitchy, and they still are, at some point.
SUIs started with the announcement for Beta Carotene, where members got to beta test the SUI version of 24 Carrot Island. Since it was a beta test, it was almost guaranteed there would be some bugs. but when SUIs OFFICIALLY game out, they were still super glitchy. Some people hated SUIs but kept playing Poptropica, but some players were really disappointing and quit altogether.
Sound Updated Island started improving and becoming less glitchy, but most people still prefer classics over SUIs, including me. I actually never had a reason to hate SUIs, since I started playing Poptropica on 2014, and they’re not such a big deal anymore, but I still prefer classics more anyway.
#1: MAKING SEVEN SPONSORED ISLANDS MEMBERS ONLY
I don’t know what got into the Creators, but this idea absolutely SUCKED. You think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. The idea of making 7 Islands Members-Only was hated so much, that got voted for the Poppies TWO FREAKING times as the worst Poptropica update!
I was really mad when that happened, since I didn’t have the chance to beat one of them, that being Red Dragon Island…
Well, I still got to play the island when it won on the March Madness contest, and you can also get the medallions through iPop, but imagine the players that don’t know about glitching; some of them were crushed! Making non-members play the islands a month later was one thing, but making seven islands members-only is a bit TOO mean, don’t you think?
Some of these updates may have ruined the experience for some Poptropica players, but every game has some bad updates, and Poptropica isn’t Club Penguin to flop and make a more crappy mobile-only version of the game. (Disney if you ever buy Poptropica, I swear, I’m going to murder your CEO in your sleep)
Anyway, thanks for reading this list! It took me a while to make, and if you enjoyed it, please show support by commenting on our comment section below! That was PC, signing out til my next post!
🐾 Purple Claw 🐾
Hey there Clawtropicans!
As you might now by now, the day before yesterday we hosted a party on the Clawtropica Chat, all about Sarah Snooty, and while it may not have been the best birthday party for her, we, the others, sure had a blast!
The event started at 1PM EST and kinda died out at 3PM EST, but it sure was fun while it lasted!
The theme of the party was, well pink, since it’s Sarah Snooty’s favorite color, but we could also wear something fancy.
Since I was lazy I just wore my Poppies outfit; take that Sarah.
The party started with a really few people, but more people came with the arrival of Sarah Snooty on the common room and on the Discord chat. A new channel was also created, where everyone could ask questions for senorita Snooty (#ask-sarah), and you guys can still ask questions! Sarah Snooty will get to them soon…
Sarah Snooty joined her own party late, and left much earlier than the other partiers, because, well… she hates us now.
We kinda ruined her 16th birthday party. But, fear not, because she did leave me a message that she wanted me to share with the rest of you.
You guys made this the absolute WORST birthday party of my life! My sixteenth birthday party was supposed to be amazing (y’know, like sweet 16), but you guys ruined it and made it trash! I’m never making a party on Discord with people I don’t know, ever again! And if ruining my party was your plan all along, don’t worry; my dad is making me an after-party celebration and NONE OF YOU ARE INVITED!
That was kinda harsh… she will still answer our questions sometime in the future though. ;P
Anyway, I hope you had a fun time on Sarah’s ‘worst’ bday party, and if you couldn’t make it, it’s all fine — there will be more parties in the future! That was your friend, Purple Claw, signing out until my next post!
🐾 Purple Claw 🐾
EDIT: The creators commented on our post! Click here to see their comment! Thanks for understanding, Poptropica!
Me: Hm, let me see what’s on the official Poptropica blog today!
Me: Oh that sounds awesome! Just let me log in…
*realizes everything is members only*
I was working on the recap post of Sarah Snooty’s Birthday Party, but NOPE! No fun and silly post today. Instead, you have this rant! Isn’t that awesome? I bet it’s what you were looking forward today even though I said on the Clawtropica Chat that the recap post was coming out today! 😀
Alright, I’m done being sarcastic. Anyway, believe it or not, ALL of these updates were freaking members only! (Except the summer outfits, only half of them aren’t)
Let’s get started with the 2 color changing outfits. They look amazing, but too bad! Money takes priority! Members only!
Next up we have a house expansion which is summer themed, and just looks amazing! Well, it’s members only! Do you think Club Penguin, ugh.. I mean Poptropica Worlds would give such amazing items for free? Ha!
Also, let’s not forget the item we’ve all wanted since PW released… drumroll please…drumroll plays… it’s the colorizer! It’s back guys!! Oh, but wait it’s changed a bit! But it still works! For members only! Have you forgotten about the bleached people, Poptropica?!
But wait — the Creators aren’t all for money! They still gave us some… outfits. Really, Creators? After all these awesome updates you also throw some garbage out of the window, just so you can prove that you appreciate all your fans. What are we, 4?! We can obviously see your hunger for money…
Oh, but wait! There’s one last thing! I saved THE WORST for last! The house expansion also comes with a glitch, but unlike the new room and items, the glitch is for EVERYONE!
They literally RESET MY ENTIRE HOUSE! I’m not even kidding! I spent HOURS working on making the perfect house, and all my hard work is gone! 😡
I understand that Poptropica is a business and you guys need money, but seriously?! SERIOUSLY?! I’m fine on making non-members play the islands a month later, I resisted with the members-only islands, I tolerated the fact that non-members couldn’t save their costumes, but making all the cool things members only, and resetting our houses is just stupid, mean and a super selfish act!
What’s next, Creators? Making HOUSES members only? Making all the islands members only? Making the WHOLE GAME members only?!
That last paragraph was meant as a joke, but I honestly don’t know what to expect anymore from you guys. I’m really disappointed in you, and instead of giving excuses, try LISTENING to us for a change. I didn’t wait a whole year for this thing. And neither did anyone else.