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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Special Items Released 2010-2011

Welcome back everyone! I know it has been almost a year since I LAST posted something on this blog. I would like to start fresh again, as I have scheduled my time to post at least once a week. I hope you all like the content that will be published here, so if you could leave feedback, that would be very much appreciated. 

Many of you know how important items are in the game. Without them, I wouldn't think this game would be successful as it is. These items were all released in the years 2010-2011. Those were very important years for me, so I would like to share some items, some of which that have not been seen since those years. 

  • Expedition Hat 

   Released during the Wilderness Expedition of 2011, it became a very popular hat in that year, and was quite a nice souvenir for a very great expedition. It has not appeared since.

  • Amethyst Pin

 A very magnificent pin to find, the Amethyst Pin could only be found at the Cave Mine, which was divided into four pieces. It was available during the Cave Expedition of 2010.

  • Rockhopper's Giveaway Background

One of the last backgrounds that were given out to players, before Club Penguin made a change in the way penguins look, this was sure a very special background, given out during the Adventure Party of 2011. Penguins were very stoked to obtain this item.                                                                                                                                                        
  • Commander's Coat                                                                                    

A very recognizable body item, that was given away to everyone who was at the Island Adventure Party of 2011.  Believe it or not, I did not have the chance to obtain it, but my buddy Boswer108 did. It became a surprise for me, knowing that Club Penguin did not really give out body items to everyone.

That is all for now! I hope that for some of you, it can refresh your memory a little bit, and for those who were not present during those years, there you go! I have been thinking to release a post each Wednesday, but we shall see. Waddle On!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

#CPUnited Meetup for Sunday, October 2

Waddles4g1's Epic Club Penguin Guide has teamed up with Club Penguin United, to announce all the great parties that we have every Sunday on server Marshmallow! It is a pleasure to team up with them, as it brings back the joy that many of us had when we first began. That is why, we are inviting all of you to join. Here are the details.

I will post the after party photos, that is, if I do get the chance to attend. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Club Penguin Has A Chance To Regain It's Audience Soon

 Many of us know about how, ever since the final months of 2013, Club Penguin began to show a big drop of its audience, and popularity. Many of the penguins that showed me what was special about the game are gone because of the decline, and the interest that I saw many years ago, is all gone.

Even though it seems like the end, it simply cannot. At least, for the ones who still show hope. Many have said, these are the finals days of Club Penguin, where the pages of the book come to an end. It simply cannot be, and here is why.

March 2015 Survey:

A couple of months ago, Spike Hike and Polo Field were starting to gather information from the community of what should be changed or improved. They made a well produced survey to see what today's players would like to see on the island. I am sure with that, they still care if what the community thinks, and they would like to turn things around. 

Summer: When summer arrives, and school closes, it gives kids an opportunity to check out what is new on Club Penguin. If Club Penguin puts the effort of adding Fun to the topic of parties, then there is a greater chance of gaining more audience. Not every school across the U.S, Canada, and U.K is out of school as of now, so by June, they can begin adding what needs to added.

Unemployment: Yes, the recent event where Club Penguin decided to fire more than 100 employees, especially the whole HQ in Brighton, there has been many saying this is the signs of the end. Sure, it is the biggest lay-off in the history of Club Penguin, but it brings opportunity in terms of revenue and sales. Consider the payments of all of these employees. With that amount of salary, it could only last at least 8 months, perhaps. It gives them enough time to readjust, and begin to bring back their "originality". Of course, it takes a lot of thinking for them, but it is important that we pitch in to the work as well. 

I know many players that log in to Twitter, have many excellent ideas that could save the game, and avoid it from going downhill. We need something that captures kids attention. There are still many children creating hundreds of accounts each day, but it is Club Penguin's job to keep them playing for a good period of time, to give them interest. We would like to give them the same interest players had ever since the beginning. What has kept me playing is other players, mostly. The games and parties is what also captures the eye, but mostly the players. 

Time has not run out for Club Penguin yet! There is still much to be done, with so much more to come! Like I have said before, if we want something to change, we need to put forth the effort, or we could bring unsatisfaction to many players in the years to come.