Puzzles for Prizes: Seeking Sensei’s Skills

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Each day, I’ll be posting a new puzzle to solve, and the winner at the end shall receive half a dozen Card Jitsu cards. If you’re interested or bored in this isolation period, check it out and have a go!

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CP Rewritten: April Fools Party 2020 – Full Guide

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The April Fools Party is ongoing until April 2nd, and it’s potentially one of the most magnificent parties this year! This post will provide a guide to all the items and details for exploring the different dimensions and the island.

Rookie is visiting for this party with a new background, and you can find his tracker here.

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CP Rewritten: In-Game Concert on Thursday

It’s being called by the team “the most ambitious thing Club Penguin Rewritten has ever done”, and nobody is exactly sure how this is going to work; the only precedent for it seems to be takeovers like the Music Jam in 2014 with characters like Violetta.

On April 2nd, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / 1am BST, a virtual concert will occur on places across the island. It should last approximately 45 minutes.

Update: regarding the date, it is likely on April 3rd BST – the team isn’t sure, but it’s based on the assumption that the group provided the date in their timezone and just transferred it over (thanks SlimF!)

If you’re worried about missing the concert, fear not! A new feature is going to be introduced just for this called room sharing which will prevent people from missing out, but you’d need to be online at the exact time.

I should note the feature will be temporary and exclusive to this event.

We’ll be introducing a new feature to Club Penguin Rewritten for the event we’re calling room sharding. This means that no matter how many people join a room they’ll be able to join in the experience and witness the event live due to multiple copies of the room.

If the concerned room is full on a server it’ll create a new copy of that room for new people to join so servers can hold as much people as possible in the live concert room.

-Thorn, Club Penguin Rewritten administrator

I must admit, I’ve never even heard of this group before, and I’m really not sure how this will work. My understanding is that their music (a family friendly version, at least) will be played in-game, whilst characters visit.

These characters will provide items instead of a background, and will have a similar playercard to regular mascots. Trackers will be established if appropriate.

They’re the real people showing up and a live Questions & Answers [session] with some items given away if you do see them there. They’ll have a playercard but no background given away

-stu, Club Penguin Rewritten administrator

I know that a lot of people, including myself, initially thought that this was an April Fools prank. I can assure you that it isn’t, but the details still aren’t completely clear – we’ll just need to wait until Thursday.

Thank you very much for reading, be sure to check back for more of the latest Club Penguin Rewritten news and guides!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Brown Skater Cap Code

As part of the donations during yesterday’s charity stream, the Club Penguin Rewritten team have released a code for the Brown Skater Cap! The code is BROWNHAT20.

Here is how to redeem the code:

  1. Go to the server selection menu by logging in
  2. Click “Unlock Items Online” in the top right corner
  3. Click “I have a code”
  4. Enter the codes which you read here into the box
  5. Click “Done” and you will have your items!

Be sure to redeem it before it expires! Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Penguin Play Awards in April

The April party on Club Penguin Rewritten has been confirmed as the Penguin Play Awards. For those unaware, it tends to be a voting party for stage plays, but it has several mascots who visit.

The event has occurred in the past before, but it was in February 2018. If you’re curious, you can find a guide here to the party then.

Although I must confess that this party is far from one of my favourites, it will be interesting to see what the Club Penguin Rewritten team are planning for the event. So far, nothing else has been revealed other than the name.

Thank you for reading, waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Card Jitsu Code – CARDJITSU3003

A new Card Jitsu code has been released as part of the (currently) ongoing Club Penguin Rewritten Devcast! These can be used whilst playing Card Jitsu or Card Jitsu Fire. The code is CARDJITSU3003.

It can be redeemed by clicking “Unlock Items Online” in the top right corner of the servers page and then “I’ve got a code”, then enter in the codes.

If you’re looking for some physical Card Jitsu cards, check out this post. 😉

Be sure to redeem the code before it expires!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Devcast #5 with Screenhog

Hi everyone, just a quick post to let you know about the Devcast with Screenhog, a former Club Penguin artist, which is taking place! He will be joined by Stu and Joee, two administrators.

Update: the stream is now over! I’ve made separate blog posts about the Card Jitsu code and April party news that were revealed, but it’s still worth listening to if you’re interested in some insights from Screenhog and the team!

Any money raised from this stream will be donated to the Marie Curie charity. For more details, check the announcement post here, otherwise sit back and enjoy!

-Torres 126

Assessing Club Penguin’s Legacy 3 Years On

Three years ago today, the classic version of Club Penguin came to a close. It’s a day documented well here, but this post does not intend to attempt to resurrect previous feelings, no matter how temping it may be; nostalgia is a powerful weapon, after all.

Instead, I want to contemplate the present. Nothing that has happened, nor anything which I reference now, can undermine the benefits (many even tangible) that Club Penguin brought to the world.

One of the coolest stats that I love is the fact there are over 100K kids attending schools today that were built by Club Penguin

-Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin (July 2017)

But there’s something that needs to be addressed.


The takeover of Club Penguin’s legacy by current private servers has turned a once delightful virtual world managed by decent people into an industry-like corrupt atmosphere intended to gain personal profits, stoke division, and oust those who question either the negligent ineptitude displayed over recent events, or the morality of them.

The admirable sentiment behind the initial months of these servers was consistent with the genuine desire from the community for an alternative platform for players to continue enjoying Club Penguin. No mandate was given to replace Club Penguin’s values, and certainly no mandate was given for the deception and polarisation that has been perpetuated or performed by the highest authority of several individual servers.

Of course, the deep irony is that Club Penguin was a business; everything about it revolved around profits, including the harsh decisions of lay-offs and the closure of Club Penguin Island. Yet the transparency, accountability and honesty attributed to the classic game is not attributable to those who claim to continue its legacy; the offices around the world and the “army” once cited by Polo Field needed to manage a community has been replaced by a dozen or so individuals.

This is not part of an endeavour to omit or disregard the benevolent actions or intentions of those individuals, nor is it provoked by a specific event attributable to a specific server: it is prevalent throughout. Instead, it is an increasing concern which all of us in the community ought to expel. As for those with that cited authority, all involved should proceed with deep caution with the trust – arguably undeservingly – placed into them by the community, particularly when it comes to their responsibility in minimising corruption.

Part of that involves, regrettably, recovering our skepticism; there is plenty to justify it, and plenty examples of those whose skepticism has been dismissed, including by those who hold a desirable but unrealistic utopian view of that authority, and those who don’t but claim to anyway.

Contrary to what you may imagine, this is not an expression of frustration with profits. Although external complications may arise directly as a result of those, this is about disdain invoked by deception.

Resolution would involve requiring:

  • admission (and apology where appropriate) of whether or not individual servers have been involved in deceit, or at least been conservative with the truth – primarily with finances, revenue and profit, but not solely so; the evidence exists, albeit with most of it currently unpublished
  • reflection that private servers are unofficial, and advertising them as such

I promised that this was not an attempt to omit benevolence: overt criticism, particularly a post dedicated to it, can invoke an impression of desperation and despair. It is a rarity that a community fan-blog can last years after the franchise it revolved around has closed. We ought to be deeply grateful for those who maintain an opportunity to continue that enjoyment.

It is why I have not delved upon dozens of previous cases from varying servers, including those which I no longer post about. This is an issue more systemic than a few individual cases, irrespective of their severity.

We should just be more objective, and more demanding for Club Penguin’s values: transparency and honesty, because we’re not being given them now.

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Rookie’s Cream Soda Giveaway

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Rookie made his first appearance today, and was tracked by the tracker, on the server Snow Avalanche (incidentally, the first ever safe chat server mascot visit) and had a new background themed for the April Fools Party! It’s called the Cream Soda Giveaway.

Playercard:

Background:

Congratulations if you met him, but don’t worry if you didn’t as there will be plenty of visits to come, so good luck next time then!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

Club Penguin Mountains April Fools Event

Recently, many have schools across the world have closed down due to the current climate, and I know that a lot of people are currently bored, as I certainly am! As such, I’ve been hoping to do two things to provide a bit of joy. One of them (puzzles for prizes) will be revealed soon!

The event is now over, thank you to everyone who came! It was a lot of fun playing games (some of the Hide and Seek spots were brilliant!) and visiting igloos for an hour and a half, and there’ll definitely be more in the future. Take care!

Many have hoped that some more events will be hosted, and I hope to do them a lot more regularly now that I have the time! The first event is for April Fools and is going to be on Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Note: the event is at 3pm in the UK as the clocks go forward on 29th March

We’ll meet at the Doodle Dimension (pictured above; with the ✏️ icon) on Crystal at 3pm BST (a timezone converter can be found here). During the event, we’ll play a lot of games, such as Card Jitsu or Hide and Seek, explore different dimensions and more!

We’ll also visit some igloos towards the end, although I must stress that won’t be the primary focus of this event; I’ll be holding more stamp-focused events where we can raid igloos soon! This event probably won’t be as long as previous events, because it’ll be less about stamps/igloos and I hope to host more in the future.

It should be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there! Waddle on!

-Torres 126