Spike Hike LEAVING Club Penguin

Hello penguins… I never thought this tragic day would come, but Spike Hike is leaving Club Penguin. Here’s the official post from the man himself:

Hey penguins,

The time has come for me to waddle on to my next adventure – and so I will be leaving Disney.

Getting to spend time with you all in Club Penguin has been one of the true joys of my life, and it has been for my family too, as all three of my kids have grown up with you in the Penguin community. I want to thank you all for so many special memories and especially thank the Penguin team for all their hard work and amazing creativity over the years!!

I couldn’t make this move if I didn’t feel you were in good hands and I have to say, the best is yet to come! Project: Super Secret looks amazing and should be ready for you to beta test in the next few months.

As proof, the team has given me one more sneak peek to share and here it is: [CLICK THE PICTURE TO WATCH]

Of course, I couldn’t say goodbye without one more party and so Spike Hike will make a special farewell appearance tomorrow, Sept. 8 at 3:30pm Penguin Standard Time on the server Fog. If I don’t get the chance to see you Sept. 8, I’ll definitely be back for special events like the launch of Project: Super Secret and anniversaries!!

YOU are what makes Club Penguin so special! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Waddle On,

-Spike Hike

I would like to say THANK YOU to Spike Hike for leading the Club Penguin community and team for all these years! You’ve done an awesome job at CP and I wish you the best of luck in your future, wherever it may lead you. Without you, Project Super Secret wouldn’t have come this far and I think that the preview is awesome. It’s sad to see you leave and I’m sure the community will miss you.

Thanks for everything, Greeny ❤

Rockhopper is Here!

Hello penguins! I’m not sure if Rockhopper was here earlier but he is now.

Also, the pin is on the Lighthouse.

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If you go on his ship, it’s decorated for the holidays as usual around this time.rockhopper2

If you go up to the crow’s nest, you can set off the cannon by putting your mouse over it.rockhopper3

Rockhopper brought some cool green holiday stuff and the old bear suit. The candy cane hook is my favorite!rockhopper4

If you go into his lounge (get the key in Rockhopper’s journal in the book room on the last page), the holiday version of Treasure Hunt is available. Once you’re done playing, you can donate your winnings to Coins For Change!rockhopper5

Also, is Area 501 permanent? I don’t like it :/

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What are your thoughts on the Holiday Party this year? I like that it’s a mashup of holiday parties past… it’s not the same without the Stage 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!

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.)

Merry Walrus Task 3 Walkthrough

Hello penguins and welcome back to the Merry Walrus walkthrough! Today, we have to ring bells in the Plaza to spread the word that we’re donating to CFC.

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When you go to the Plaza, Merry Walrus will basically restate what I said above.

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There are 8 bells (which I managed to crop out -_-), and if you’re a musician you know that it’s the scale/solfege. If you don’t know what the solfege is, it’s the notes in Do Re Mi in the Sound of Music. Anyways, throw a snowball at the bell you want to ring. You can ring the same bell 8 times, or a different bell, etc, as long as you ring 8 times.

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The apron collected for members has a special dance with sound! All you have to do is just wear the apron and press ‘D’ or go to the chat bar and select ‘dance’.

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Finally, here are the CFC stats as of this morning. I thought the meter would be higher by now…

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What do you guys think? What’s your opinion on Merry Walrus?

To see the previous walkthrough, click here.

Club Penguin December Updates

Hey everyone! I have a few odds and ends that need to be posted right now, so let’s take a look about what’s in store for this month.

First, a Humbug Holiday is back on the Stage, with the holiday music, lights, and fake snow that gets in your eyes.

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Next, the pin is missing! I can’t find a new one so… WHERE DEY AT.

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Finally, the Merry Walrus parade is here! You can find it in the Ski Village.

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The float is well decorated and contains hints of the new Merry Walrus holiday party :0

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However there are a *few* bugs… LOL 😀

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And we might be getting new puffles!
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Speaking of puffles, I’ve downloaded Puffle Wild 😀 I’ll try and screenshot what I can and upload it.

Penguin Style December 2014

Hellooooo penguins! The holidays are off to a start with the awesome new, colorful catalog! Let’s take a look inside.

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This year, all of your purchases from the Penguin Style will be donated to Coins for Change, giving CP a head start on that 😀

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The player card backgrounds this year are very Christmas-y, with snowflakes, Christmas trees, and the North Pole.

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Also in this catalog, we have some free items for members! This page has some holiday knit socks :0

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This next page is really just the awesome graphics that the CP team makes but…

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…if you click the snowman’s head, you can buy a Santa hat.

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All the items on this page are new! The penguins look totally adorable U_U

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Click on the girl’s neck to get the knitted scarf.

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Here is some REALLY festive stuff. The Tree is also free for members.

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Here are more clothes for everyone and a free candy cane.

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Click on the fuzzy vest to get the Gold Sparkle Loafers.

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The Snow Day Parka is an old item from last year, but this year it’s available in purple.

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Finally, the Penguin at Work is a toymaker. If you buy the whole outfit and wear it, you’ll do a special dance.

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What do you guys think of the new catalog? I think it’s awesome and I love all the color in it 🙂