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.

CP Job Cuts: An End of an Era?

Hey penguins! I haven’t been on lately, but I literally just logged on to see that Club Penguin is cutting jobs in their Kelowna, and completely shutting down their UK branch, which is major news! Club Penguin is yet to officially announce the news, but according to Castanet, staff has been laid off due to low membership sales; stating that Club Penguin has not been doing well, business-wise, I’m assuming. Disney Interactive said that “Disney Interactive continually looks to find ways to create efficiencies and streamline our operations. As part of this ongoing process, we are consolidating a small number of teams and are undergoing a targeted reduction in workforce.” Which is fancy adult speak for “Yeah, we need to get our work done quicker because demand is high, but we need the best of the best of this point because we’re getting a little desperate.”

I find this really disappointing because I wanted to visit the CP office in the UK someday, and it might be foreshadowing the end of CP is closer than we thought…

Read the article here.

Club Penguin Community Survey

Hey penguins! Long time no post! Seeing that my hiatus is almost over, I will be back to blogging soon. I just need this week to finish; I’ve got a big presentation coming up in school and blogging instead of working on it.

Anyways, Polo Field is back on his Twitter account (I’m not sure when this happened) and tweeted this:

I haven’t been really up-to-date with CP blogs lately, but I’m assuming this is the CP team taking a hint at some of the communities’ complaints, which is nice to hear. They want our feedback to make the game better! Thanks so much CP for listening to us!

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?