Hi everyone. This is Halley again. Things sure have changed since I first started observing Bing & Bong. Once upon a time there was a place called “Planet Central.” Everyone hung out there so it was much easier to keep an eye on everyone and plenty of places to hide too. I was kind of sad when Bing and Bong were reassigned to Central Space, but an explorer has to go where an explorer has to go.
Bing, ever the historian, has kept records of the fun times we all had in Planet Central just a few short months ago. I’ve discovered that some of Bing’s historical records have been picked up by the Earth network called the internet, or world wide web. Those records may cause a little confusion for many new cadets because sometimes you may come across an entry that refers to things that no longer exist. So I’m sneaking into their archival system and putting labels on the records that no longer apply. They’ll thank me one day (and so will you!)
Knowing how to get around Planet Central is just as important as being able to jet around the galaxy. Actually it may be even more important. Imagine how embarrassed you’d be having to ask a citizen how to find your hangar. So, we’ve decided to give cadets who can find (and use) our Planet Central Transit Authority effectively the coveted Tourist Badge.
And we’ve decided to give you a little hint on how to get it done. While you’re floating around Planet Central, why don’t you check out the following modes of transportation:
Mean Flocker Creek to Blizzard Valley
Flocker Pass to Badlands
Bubble Car to Cyberia Mall
Space Elevator to Apollo Market
Space Elevator to Cyberia Mall
And, make use of that map at the top of your navigator frame to speedily jump from one place on Planet Central to the next. I hope to be pinning that badge on you real soon, so don’t disappoint me — get to traveling!
The battle of wits with the Pirates of the Badlands really takes a lot out of a guy. After I received my standing “O” for defeating those sneaky pirates (once again!) I decided that my cadets needed a bit of a break from the dangers that lurk in The Badlands. With that thought in mind, I decided to use the secret tunnel from the Desert Badlands to take a quick visit to Mysteria Forest.
It was wonderfully relaxing. You know me — always ready to take the cadets through their paces. So, after a filling picnic lunch (so wonderfully provided by the grateful denizens of the Badlands), I introduced the cadets to Star Buster for the first time.
Now, although I’ve done this training a gabillion times before, I never get tired of the way the stars come together when a sharpshooter like Rykov gets his hands on the controls. But I must say that even the newest of our cadets was able to catch on to the controls pretty quickly and made it to the Leader Board.
There was a lot of joking and jostling around the campfire that night. We all woke refreshed and ready to return to our patrol duty.
Well, that’s been my day. How are things with you Bing at Planet Central?
Cadets, your progress is coming along quite nicely. Your missions are completed in a timely manner and you have been very precise in following the rules of space etiquette. Very good indeed! So, as a reward for all of your good works I’d like to share with you a way to save time and get into the action a lot faster.
You may not be aware of it, but you are able to make purchases outside of the stores located at Planet Central. When you’re in a hurry, instead of leaving the spaceport and trudging down to Speedy Spaceships, waiting on line and then trudging back to the hanger to begin your journey, all you have to do is buy the ship at the hanger! Here’s how you do it:
Proceed to the Hangar.
On the lower left hand side of the screen where you can see the hologram of the ships available. You’ll see a little sign that says “Get More”
Select the ship you like (and have enough Star and KEYs for) and away you go!
And believe it or not you’ve been carrying another great shopping timesaver right in your pocket – it’s your Passport!
When you open up your Passport you can teleport directly to your planet (no need to go to the hanger!). If teleportation isn’t your favorite way to travel, select your spaceship and head into space. Here’s how you do it:
Just click on your avatar on the left of your command screen.
This will open your passport.
You’ll be presented with a choice between Planets or Ships.
Choosing Planet will take you to your planet. (And of course choosing Ships lets you choose your spaceship.)
Well that’s enough Timely Tips for today. Be sure and check us out every Tuesday for more hints and tricks.
Bong and I are so glad that you were able to drop by. Before I introduce you to our new base of operations, please take a minute to click on that orange MTPU News Feed button on your right. That little button will let you know when Bong or I have any new discoveries to share with you.
Tiny Planets is at the center of our universe. From this point you can jump off to entirely different parts of our universe with just a little click of the mouse. Some possible destinations include:
Tiny Planets TV – Kick back and watch some our early adventures
My Tiny Planets – This is “Space Cadet Central” where all our recruits report to help us protect our universe from asteroids, wormholes and other spacey threats
Tiny Planets Fun – Solve puzzles, delve into mysteries and play games like “Sound and Seek”
Tiny Planets Books – Entertain the youngsters who are too young to join the Space Cadet Program with interactive story books featuring our adventures with our friends the flockers, shapes and more!
Planet Central is your first stop and hub of the My Tiny Planets Universe. While strolling around Planet Central you’ll find lots to do. We have mini-games, a mall and and more. Now Planet Central where you’ll pick up your spaceship to explore (it’s kind of hard to travel between planets without one!). To get to your chosen destination you’ll have to navigate and avoid wormholes and asteroids. You’ll also have to check on your planet to make sure that it has everything that it needs to be happy and healthy.
My Tiny Planets is ready to receive guests, and we’d be so excited to have you join us. Please visit on MyTinyPlanet (MTP) to register for your free passport to our universe.