If you’ve been playing a lot of Skullduggery Island and have moved on to some of the bigger and faster ships, then you’ve probably noticed that it gets pretty hard to make quick turns and navigate around. This is especially true down near the rocks surrounding Golden Harbor. The bigger ships move much faster, especially when you have the navigator in your crew, and trying to turn is really difficult. This means less success in battles with pirates and monsters, and a much tougher time trying to pick up salvage.
Fortunately, the answer is really simple: drop anchor! See, when you press the space bar to drop your anchor, your ship’s forward motion comes to an almost immediate stop, but you can still turn. So drop the anchor, turn in the direction you’d like to go, and then press the space bar again to raise the anchor and move. This is much, much better that trying to do wide turns all over the place. Check out this video which shows the difference and how to do it.
Everyone can now play Skullduggery Island on Poptropica. The creators posted on the official blog letting everyone know that it is open and available for the public. Up until today, you had to be a paid member to play it, or have been one of the lucky people that won a contest for early access. Don’t forget that I have a full video walkthrough here:
Remember that Skullduggery Island is a lot different than previous Poptropica quests. It starts out with a small simple mission where you need to help the villagers living in Fort Ridley. But once you get your first ship and set sail, the quest opens up and there are lots of different ways you can proceed. The biggest goal is to earn enough doubloons to hire a crew and purchase the Phoenix Warbird ship so that you can defeat Captain Crawfish, but there are many different ways to do that. Check out the walkthrough or the Skullduggery Trading Guide for some more help and suggestions. The best way to earn doubloons is through trading cargo at the different ports, but it’s entirely possible (although a LOT slower) to earn coins by sinking pirate ships and collecting salvage.
Skullduggery Island is only a day away from the public launch. Of course, paid members have been able to play it for a few weeks, but everyone gets access on Thursday. As everyone who reads this blog already knows, Skullduggery is all about pirates! And nothing reminds people of pirates more than pirate flags. The [...]
Almost everyone has heard of Captain Hook. He’s the fearsome pirate in the story of Peter Pan, and he’s Peter’s arch-nemesis. He gets his name from the hook that replaced his right hand, which was cut off by Peter Pan during one of their many sword fights. Hook’s hand was eaten by a crocodile, and [...]
One of the best parts about Skullduggery Island on Poptropica is that you get your own ship and can sail it around from port to port. As you earn more money (called doubloons in the game), you can buy bigger and more powerful ships. Getting bigger ships is important for a few reasons. First, bigger [...]
The days until Skullduggery Island becomes available to everyone are quickly ticking down. To help celebrate, I’ve been posting a little bit about famous real pirates in history. Today, we’ll look at one of the most fearsome pirates of all, the notorious Captain Blackbeard. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard originally came from Bristol, England. He was [...]
Aaaaaarrr! There are less than two weeks until Skullduggery Island launches for the public on Poptropica. Until now, only members and lucky winners of the Skullduggery Island contest have been able to play. It’s one of the biggest islands on Poptropica so far. The best part of Skullduggery is that it’s all about pirates, and [...]
Finally, there’s something cool for non-members on Poptropica! If you’re not a member, then the next time you travel between islands and pull up your map, you’ll see an advertisement at the bottom for a chance to win early access to Skullduggery Island. They’re giving out free sneak peek access to up to 5,000 people. [...]
Once you get your map pieces in Poptropica Skullduggery Island, your next major goal is to earn the mighty warship and assemble your crew so that you can fight Captain Crawfish and then go on to find the secret buried treasure. But getting your warship isn’t easy and it’s very expensive. You’ll need a lot [...]
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