Greengirl816’s Hiatus

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Hey penguins- long time no post. These past months have been really hectic for me and my personal life. I got a main role in the school musical and I have a lot of testing to do in school. On top of that, I’ve been on and off fighting with my parents and having other personal issues, which I do not not wish to talk about. I think it may be best to take a hiatus (break) from blogging and CP for a while. If it’s not obvious, I’m slowly loosing interest in CP. It’s not fun for me anymore because all my friends, real and online, have quit. The community is starting to annoy me with complaining and drama. Sadly, the game itself is lacking effort and creativity.

I’m not quitting- I’m just taking a break for a few months. I’ve already canceled my membership, but I might re-activate it soon. On my break, I plan to channel my time and energy into school, as I’m not doing to well. I need to pick up my grades and fix things with my parents. The musical is taking up most of my time, but that will be over in about 3 weeks :( After the musical, I have testing galore, and I have to worry about school next year for me because I need some special adjustments. After that, I don’t know. It’s not easy being green.

I’ll come on here from time to time to check out what’s going on, maybe post a little. Don’t expect too much though.

Penguin Style February 2015

Hey penguins! This month’s catalog is for the Music Jam, and it is awesome! I don’t know why, but the resolution on these pics are really low…

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We have new and old player cards this month, which are all superstar themed.

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On the first page of member clothes, we have the rockin’ hair as shown on the cover. Those shoes were actually released for Halloween a while ago.

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Someone who works at CP is clearly a Whovian. Who else would rock that ensemble?

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These are all new clothes. They’re very simple, which I don’t know if I like.

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The next few pages are full of popular items from the past few years. They look good, but we’ve all seen them before :p

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The Penguin at Work is the One Man Band! If you wear the outfit, you will do a funny dance.

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What do you penguins think?

Star Wars Rebels Walkthrough

Welcome back penguins! Today I will walk you through by far CP’s worst party I have seen. It’s so sad, I almost cried. Literally, the party is so dumbed down, it’s not even entertaining. It’s so bad I don’t even want to post today’s walkthrough. I’m just making this post to rant, really. At least the loading screen is nice.Screenshot 2015-01-22 at 5.25.01 PM

When you log on, Kanan will pop up and tell you that his squad is going to stop “the Empire”. No idea what he’s talking about. And Kanan is not Kanaya, let me tell you. Yeah, I’ve been into Homestuck recently.

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He tells us we have to do a task for each person.

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CP sadly went all out for this party. They didn’t have to. No really, they didn’t have to. I want to see this kind of effort put into original parties, like Merry Walrus.

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And the pun in the town is so painfully bad.

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To get to the quests, click on the Rebels icon. Click on “view task” (obviously).

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The first task is to help Sabine paint over the Imperial posters. Meh.

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Throw a snowball (YAY ANOTHER PARTY WITH THE PATTERN OF THROWING SNOWBALLS TO GET STUFF *LOUD SARCASM*) to cover a poster.

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When you finish, you can get a bunch of future-y sci-fi gear.

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Next, click on the guy who looks like he walked out of Attack on Titan. And those eyes. Herpa derpa.

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Okay, when I was doing the quest, I noticed Attack on Titan guy was calling the evil people bucketheads. It’s one thing to be mean to evil people. It’s another thing to call them bucketheads.

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When you finish that task, you can fight can dress up like Attack on Titan guy. ((ANIME TAKEOVER CONFIRMED))

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Honestly, this party is really boring. I have no interest in going on. At all. Another month of my membership wasted.

January 2015 Igloo Catalog

Hello penguins! As some of you may know, the Janurary 2015 Igloo catalog was released earlier this week. It’s still Star Wars Rebels themed. *le sigh*

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This month’s featured igloo is Ezra’s Hideout. No idea what it is, but it does look a little TARDIS-y.

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The Imperial Base and Secret Base igloos are back. The Imperial Base was from last year’s Star Wars party (was it last year?).

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On the next two pages, we have more Star Wars furniture. I’m not going to comment on what I think it is for the sake of public humiliation.

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These items are from last year.

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Click on the Tatooine House to get the HD TV, which I have wanted to see back in CP for a long time! Thanks CP :)

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Click on the Rebels rug to get a confetti blaster. Lots of fun for an igloo party.

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I’m surprised at the lack of effort put into this catalog. Hopefully the party won’t follow the same play-a-game-to-get-a-free-reward pattern.

To see last month’s cheats, click here.

 

Star Wars Rebel Pin

Hey penguins, it’s Greeny. Today I have to location of this week’s pin, which is not very hard to find. Remember when you had to actually *look* for the pin? Oh memories.

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The pin is in the School. Simply click on it to pick it up.

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When you think about it, this pin is like wearing brand-name clothing. You wear it and show it off like everyone else, but really you’re just advertising for the company for free. Way to manipulate kids, Disney.

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My thoughts so far on this party: I should edit it so it says “me” over the queen and “Disney” over 10 and Rose.

(gif via Tumblr.) (Gosh I love 10/Rose.)

January 2015 Penguin Style

Hello penguins, sorry for not posting in so long. Anyways, I’m back with this month’s Star Wars themed Penguin Style, and honestly I’m not to impressed. I wish CP could go back to doing party catalogs.

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This month’s backgrounds are ALL Star Wars themed, not even one that isn’t like “Hey, I don’t scream ‘Disney’s Star Wars”. It’s kind of sad actually.

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I may be a pop culture guru, but I don’t know a thing about Star Wars. It’s probably best for me to skip the comments on the Star Wars themed outfits.

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Okay, maybe I lied about skipping comments. But you could get some of these items for free last year.

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If you click on the TIE Fighter you will get the Vintage Boots, which aren’t too vintage anymore because they’re constantly reoccurring in newer Penguin Styles.

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As for the normal clothes, CP has brought back some oldies but goodies.

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If you click on The Posh, you will get the Jade Necklace, which I haven’t seen in years.

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The Penguin at Work is the same as the one from last May, I believe.

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All other hidden items can be found here.

Honestly, I’m not too impressed so far. This party seems a little… dark for CP.

I, Greengirl816, Became a Fire Ninja!

Hello penguins, and happy new year! I am pleased to inform you all that I am now a fire ninja! Woo! I’ve had the entire outfit for around 3 years now, but never actually bothered to challenge Sensei, LOL.

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Sensei awarded me with the gem this morning but I am not a snow ninja yet… weird bug :0

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Here is my new and improved amulet on my player card. It doesn’t have the snow gem there though…

 

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Even though I could do the fire dance before, I feel more official now :D

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So, now I’m a Card Jitsu ninja and a fire ninja! I’m trying to work on beating the Card Jitsu snow, but that takes a LOT longer. What ninja status are you? Have you ever beat Sensei before?

2014 Parties in Review

Hey everyone! This is the grand scheme review of Club Penguin’s parties in 2014, also probably my last post of 2014! Without further ado, let’s begin! *Warning- my loudmouth opinion starts to get heavier throughout the post.

January

We started off in January when I was a newbie blogger (aww). The Prehistoric party kicked off the new year. Before the party, we did have the Spoiler Alert going on, along with #WaddleOn, both discontinued for unknown reasons. I did get to meet a bunch of moderators behind the scenes of Waddle On, which was totally awesome and kicked off my blog.

(I’m scrolling through my blog archives as I type. I don’t even know what I did. I’m a little embarrassed.)

Dino puffles were introduced to the island and the puffle digging game (like Treasure Hunt) came back from the year before. If you put the treasure hunt game in your igloo, you would be on a list of “digloos”. Most of the prehistoric island was the same decorations and set up as the year before. We could transform into dinosaurs, also like the year before.

To sum up January, we could say that it was totally psyching us up for a letdown of a party year. All the parties this year, no exception, either introduced new puffles or had something you could put in your igloo to show up on a special list. Had the Prehistoric Party been the only party with that setup, it would have been excellent. Score for January- 7.5/10. Again, the rooms were lacking new design but this was the first party with the game-or-puffle setup, making us think it would be the only party like it. Wrong.

February

February introduced a new concept of ~shockingly~ having a Fair in the Winter! The Fair is- or was- traditionally held in September, hence the name “Fall Fair”. This year, the Fair got an upgrade with a new color scheme and FANTASTIC (quoth the 9th Doctor) new graphics. The Penguin Style rocked a mix of old and new items, bringing my vision of the perfect CP together.

Club Penguin also released a new quiz for Safer Internet Day, which you could get the Safer Internet sweater for all penguins. I’m really big on staying safe online and cyberbullying, as I have been a victim as well. Naturally, when CP did this, I was excited to see that CP was trying to help out online.

As for the actual party, it was great! The only downside was it was REALLY hard to earn tickets, and the prizes were SUPER pricey. I ended up with only 5 items, and I still really want that green motorcycle. The graphics were on point and sharp. I loved the roller coaster and the Ferris wheel. For me, this was really the height (and leading to the downfall) of Club Penguin this year. Score for February- 8/10. The only thing I didn’t like was that the island wasn’t decorated, which killed the vibe of having a party.

March

March was probably, I hate to say it, one of the worst parties I’ve ever seen. It was supposed to be the Muppet’s World Tour, which was an awful movie to start with. This party was really risky because if the CP team had executed it wrong, it could have came off as racist and offensive. Most of the island was decorated, but there was practically nothing to do. After you picked up the “special item” and did a “special dance” you were awarded with a hat. Really, a hat? The member advantage was the special item, but anyone could join in on the dance. When you finished the whole quest, you could watch the cheesy Muppet performance at the stage. Totally NOT CP’s best.

At least the Penguin Style was nice.

There was also a LOT of hacking in March/April. I have no idea why, I just know it did happen. This would lead to more hacking later on in the year, to the point where people were hacking Parent Accounts.

Anyways, the EPF HQ was finally updated after a few millennia years, and CP welcomed Russian players! Total score for March- 3/10.

April

April was a fair month, I would say. The whole Puffle Party kicked off the idea of releasing new puffles practically monthly, as we got cat and dog puffles. We also got the Puffle Park, and Club Penguin became available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Not too bad. The party itself was good, but it was a little boring because there was nothing to do really except collect items. The items were nice, but basically useless. That’s really all there was to April. Score for April- 6/10.

May

May was the Future Party! But before this party, CP had a mini-party for crazy hats! I’ve been collecting silly hats on CP for a while, so it was good to put them to use. There were free hats and a background for everyone. As for the Future Party… it was okay. We could transform into robots and throw snowballs to stop metors to save CP. When you blasted a metor, you could get points to buy costumes with. The whole island was decorated with a set color scheme, which was really nice to see. Personally, I didn’t find it all that exciting and wanted it to be more Doctor Who-ish. Score for May-7/10.

June

In June, we had the Penguin Cup, which was really good because everyone could relate to it internationally! Again, before the Penguin Cup, we had a Prom/Graduation mini party, which is mostly an American thing. Some international penguins were confused as to what exactly prom is. I thought it was fun, but I don’t really know what the CP community thought of it.

As for the actual party, it was sort of biased and obvious that blue would win :/ Again, the whole island was decorated with a certain color scheme, which made it look nice. We did get a cool minigame for playing soccer with other penguins, kind of like the Muppets takeover. I had fun because the mods were also active on CP that month, and I got to meet Ninja! Score for June- 8/10.

July

July was another one of those months where they psyched us up over a poorly made party. The Music Jam was basically a hidden Disney stars takeover. If there’s one thing I absolutely hate, it’s probably the Disney channel for personal reasons. I don’t feel like ranting now. Anyways, the DJ3K got revamped and replaced with SoundStudio, which we could also play in our igloos. If we put the SoundStudio in your igloo, you would be on a special igloo list. For the party, part of the island was decorated and we had a cruise ship that was supposed to be fun but really wasn’t. To unlock items, we had to watch the stupid singer perform, then we would get the item. The only thing I really liked was the night sky transition, but even that was cheesy. Score for July- 2/10.

August

The August party was, simply put, an epic fail. It was supposed to be Frozen, but the whole thing felt too last-minute-put-together. As if Frozen wasn’t already over-commercialized. Sigh.

There was also a race car mini party, but that wasn’t too good either. Like Frozen, it felt like a last minute backup plan or something. Score for August- 1/10.

September

Oh gosh, September. The party was so awful I didn’t even blog it. The color scheme was all over the place, another unnecessary room was added, and everyone thought CP was going to end. That’s how bad it was. The whole “Club Penguin is fun for everyone” vibe was lacking. Score for September- 0/10.

October

October was CP’s chance to recover from their fail of a Summer. I have no idea how they did financially during those months, but probably not to well. Did CP take a chance to recover? Absolutely not. The party was nothing special, and all the rooms were reused from last year. It seems like little to no effort was put in, except for the anniversary party. The fun part for me in October was that I got to serenade my love for Doctor Who on my blog (sorry not sorry). Score for October- 3/10.

November

November was okay, but it felt like the party’s concept was reused from part of the Fair. We had a Pirate Party, and dressed up as pirates to battle crabs for coins. The whole thing was pointless, and the mini-game glitched up my computer big time. To recover from this, CP finally released their app for mobile, along with the new game Puffle Wild, which is like Candy Crush. If you ask me, CP was more Puffle Wild-centered than the actual party this month. I think either A) They could have had a Medieval party instead or B) Saved the Puffle Party for later and have the Puffle Wild game tied in somehow with the Puffle Party. Score for November- 5/10

December

The CP community thinks that December went terrible party-wise. This year, CP released a very unique TV special on Disney Channel, which I thought was really cute. You could tell a lot of effort and time was put into the animation. As for the Merry Walrus party, it was a tacky attempt at avoiding Christmas commercialism. It was kind of like “hey, we celebrate a very Christmas-y holiday with a Santa-ish thing, but it’s NOT Christmas, nope!”. I didn’t buy it at all. We did get puffles, enhancing the whole (no longer) special puffle-or-igloo-item-or-game-or-item concept. I’m starting to hate that concept. Score for December- 5/10

Total score for the year- (5+5+3+0+1+2+8+7+6+3+8+7.5)12 over 10 times 12, so 55.5/120. Phew. If someone could convert that into a percent, that would be wonderful.

Basically, this year earned less than half of a positive rating. I think to improve CP, the CP team needs to stop releasing puffles monthly and vary up their prize-giving-getting methoods. If everyone is right, CP could possibly be meeting their tragic ending.

Happy Holidays from Greengirl816!

Hello penguins, and happy holidays/Merry Walrus/Christmas/Hanukkah/Whatever you celebrate! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic month. From my penguin to yours, happy holidays and new year! I will do a “year in review” post later as well.

In the meantime, I have a little gift for one of my blogger friends, Aoao1111 at CPFunnyGirls. You should totally follow her on Twitter as well. She is one of my blogging inspirations and a funny, friendly penguin. Happy holidays Aoao1111! (Let me know if you want just your penguin transparent, I can send it to you via Twitter if/when I make one).

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