Monday, March 27, 2017

Notable Players: Trainman1405

For this next edition of Notable Players, I have chosen Trainman1405. I have known him for quite some time, probably because of how much he attended Graser8's parties. But ever since I joined Twitter, I had the chance of knowing him more. Everyone has. And you can agree he has the best sense of humor by far. Especially when it comes to the game we have loved. 

I had a small interview with him a while back that I wanted to share with  you all.




1. Can you remember the first time you met a mascot?

"It would've been when Rockhopper first visited Club Penguin in late 2006. October I think? Can't say I really remember anything about the meetup in particular, though."

2. What made you play the game again and again?

"The updates and of course the community. I've always enjoyed logging in every week to see what new content Club Penguin has pushed out. As for the community, it's fun to hang out and interact with others who play the game."

3. Thoughts about Club Penguin's closure?

"It's saddening but not very unexpected. I just wish they would keep the original Club Penguin open for the time being and not closing it right as Club Penguin Island globally launches."


I really need to thank Train for giving me time to interview him. He really made a big impact to the community.

Devin, if you are reading this, it is too late to log in to CP. (lol jk).

But seriously, you are a great person. I always looked up to you as the older penguin. Club Penguin was never be the same without you. Your robot skills were impressive, as well as your passion for the game. You helped other players get through tough times with hilarious memes. We can't thank you enough for what you have done. We will certainly miss those fun times on the island. Waddle on, my friend.


Feel free to comment below if you have any words to say to Train.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tech70's Staff Igloos Tour

A couple of weeks ago, Tech70 uploaded an awesome video to his YouTube channel, called "Staff Igloos". It includes some of the igloos that belong to employees who were/are working for Club Penguin. I gladly took part in the video, so a huge shoutout goes to Tech! It is so cool to see players collaborating on videos an projects to show appreciation for the game that is coming to an end. Here is the video:



I wanted to mention about a not so well known former employee who I met years ago. His penguin name was Ricerocket14, and he was not the easiest to find. The real reason he had added me was because I found him in a nearly empty server, and began talking about the game.



Ricerocket14's igloo


So much content in this game brought so many possibilities. I wanted to ask you readers: Have you enjoyed interacting with employees? How did it go? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Notable Players: Gpumpkin

I wanted to start adding a new topic to the site, called Notable Players. Now that Club Penguin is coming down to it's last 30 days of its life, I wouldn't be so bad to remember the players that once played the game.


One penguin I would like to add is Gpumpkin. He is one of the very first penguins who I met when joining the community on Twitter. He gave me a very warm welcome, in a time when there were so many players tweeting day and night. His site, clubpenguincheatso.com, was very well known and unique. He worked very diligently on his party walkthroughs and gave the very best info on the newest pins and coin codes. He always found a way to bring penguins together, despite all of the drama that came up in the community. His funny humor and amazing graphics is what made other players know him well.





Many in the community might not know him today, as he retired about 2 years ago. He still made an impact on the game, as the rest of the many players that have been a great addition to the community. Did you get to know Gpumpkin? What do you remember the most about him? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Club Penguin to #ProjectSuperSecret: The End Of An Era


On August 10 of 2016, reports have been flying all over the Community on Twitter. Many have shown great fear of what is looking like the end of Club Penguin. Spike Hike had a couple of messages sent to various members of the community, letting them know that players would technically have to start over for the new version of Club Penguin. It began with penguins having the chance to message Spike Hike over Disney Mix, along with the question: will our accounts transfer from this version to new version, PSS? The answer is no, according to Spike. Bloxorz, and Echo006 were told by Spike that "they are two different systems", and that it is not possible for it to be transferred.


As of now, January 28th, 2017, Club Penguin has released the most important statement in its history of the game. The plug will be pulled on March 29th, 2017. Yes, I am afraid the marvelous world full of friendly penguins is over. Being a player who merely played a decade, I say it was a good run. The creators made a huge success by releasing this kind of social based game to the Internet.



But with this announcement, doesn't this make you feel like Club Penguin can achieve more, now that they have gone this far?

It seems impossible for some, but if they took different options a couple of years ago, like expanding the island itself, and recreating the look of the game just a bit. (Today's design is honestly too much).

Focusing on the Spike Hike era, that is where all the tables turned. The game started crashing, going downhill. 2016 was definitely considered the worst year, by far. Much focus was on Club Penguin Island. Spike was wise to start to look into building a new version of the game, for a new generation, but at the same time, it would have been wiser to look in on how the game could be improvised, hiring a bigger staff for both Club Penguin and Club Penguin Island. If they went for a giant push for the original game, and it became a success, then we might not have heard the date of its death just yet. The game has always had potential, but like all game developers, it doesn't go the way most people want it to go.


It makes me think that I could have dedicated more time at the beginning of 2012 to this amazing game by increasing the size of this site. But I couldn't. School was always taking my time, I had to prepare my goals after high school. I have many responsibilities that have to do with my religion, and my job. I really don't regret much, but after hearing the announcement of its closure, the thoughts of me being more on here come back. But my main goal was to acquire so many readers that viewed me as one the best bloggers. I simply wanted to my posts to be heard.

This is becoming a bit too personal, but, talking about the end of an era: Does Club Penguin go down as one of the greatest online games in history? I really want to hear your opinions in the comments below. I am unsure when I will post again, so bear with me.