CP Island: Sound Design Dev Diaries Coming Soon

One of the most interesting things to me is how the amazing soundtracks and sound effects are created for Club Penguin. It turns out that the next Dev Diaries will be about this! 

It’s been a while since we saw the last Dev Diaries and whilst this is just minor news, I thought I’d let you know. Thank you for reading! 

Waddle on! 

-Torres 126 

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CP Island 1.6 Update: Launchpad Outfit Concept

The Club Penguin Island team have shared a sneak peek of an outfit coming in the 1.6 update, the Launchpad outfit. 

Please do note that this is a concept and not the final design, so it may change! Although it’s a small sneak peek, the design is really cool! This is the main part of the outfit. 

This isn’t all there is though! The team also shared a side view of the head item to complete this outfit! 

I presume that this will be part of a new pack along with the new levels coming in the 1.6 update! Be sure to check back for more of the update news regarding to Club Penguin Island. Thank you for reading! 

Waddle on! 

-Torres 126  

CP Island: 1.6 Update Notes Coming Around 25th & New CM

Much to the disappointment of the Club Penguin Island community, an informative tweet has revealed that the blog post revealing what’s coming in the 1.6 update will be coming around August 25th.

It was also revealed that this will be around the time of which the new Club Penguin Island community manager will be revealed and that they might be doing an Island Insider. 

Although it’s exciting to hear that we will get details about the new community manager soon, I’ve seen many players including myself slightly frustrated that the update notes will be out on the 25th, meaning that the actual update will be out even later! 

The only information we know so far is that Find Four will be coming soon and I assume that will be in this update. However the team have said they will share another sneak peek soon, so be sure to check back for more Club Penguin Island news! 

Waddle on! 

-Torres 126 

Duck Tales is Coming to CP Island

I’m a few days late on the news but better late than never! In case you haven’t heard, DuckTales will be coming to Club Penguin Island really soon! The Disney Shop will also be getting a temporary redesign to match the theme!

The news was confirmed by the community as the team sent a picture showing the new Disney Shop to a fan-made Twitter account, CPI PIX.

Note the DuckTales hat circled in the picture above

I’m personally not a big fan of DuckTales and have never watched it but this is a franchise the community has requested a lot to return and it’s cool to see how the CP Island team gave us this sneak peek!

Thank you very much for reading, waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Island: Lighthouse Interior Concepts

Today is National Lighthouse Day and as promised, the Club Penguin Island team have taken some of our concepts of what’s inside the lighthouse and drawn them!

There were some really cool ideas, my one was a hi-tech EPF HQ which is a pretty popular theory for what might be inside the Lighthouse. You can read the full blog post here but these are the cool concepts shared!

I really like the concept of asking the community for ideas and then actually drawing them! But it gets better too, maybe we will actually be able to go inside the Lighthouse one day? Indoor rooms are confirmed so who knows what is truly hidden there…

Thank you very much for reading, waddle on!

-Torres 126

Thank you for 250K Views & The Future of this Blog

Hey everyone!

Blogging since 2013 has been a fun journey, with recently me focusing on Club Penguin Rewritten which has proved extremely enjoyable and beneficial for the growth of this blog.

In fact, today this blog hit 250 thousand views which is an extraordinarily large number! I’m very thankful to all of those who continue to support and read this blog on a consistent basis and I would like to thank everyone reading for helping me to achieve this incredible milestone! I do appreciate that a lot! However, I also need your help!

It’s been a month and a half since I’ve started posting about Club Penguin Rewritten and I’ve really been enjoying it! Recently I’ve been working on some new pages and other little neat visual designs which you will hopefully see in a few weeks, but I think I’m going to spend this post explaining the future of this blog.

So, Club Penguin Rewritten content is going nowhere. This is currently the new header, however I might decide to make some changes to it soon.

So Club Penguin Rewritten is going nowhere and this blog will be focused on the game for many months to come! The rest of the year is lined up with great parties and that can only mean *hopefully* great content!

Pengur is another CPPS that is partnered with CP Rewritten and will be releasing very soon. The unique thing about this private server is that a lot of it is made up of custom content and is set in the “new” era. For example, here’s a picture of the map of the island.

Whilst I won’t be blogging about Pengur until it releases, I have confidence that the game will be extremely fun and cool, so it’s a likely possibility that I will be blogging about it in the future! Alright, I guess I’ve put this off for too long.

There are some serious flaws with Club Penguin Island and I plead for the team to start listening, at least responding and hopefully implementing changes. However, it is the official franchise, and some very exciting things are coming which I would quite like to be a part of and report on.

Note the igloo in the door of the vehicle on the far left

I don’t regret the break I’ve taken recently, I’ve enjoyed the ability to just play. Recently, I’ve played the game a little bit and it is enjoyable for casual play, but not really enough to dedicate such a significant time blogging about. There is a reason why there are so few Club Penguin Island bloggers left. However…

When I started blogging about Club Penguin Rewritten, I said there would be a line. At the point when CP Rewritten blogging just began, this blog was mainly CPI dominated (and still is, until I upload the changes) with all the pages being CPI-themed. Then I completely cut CPI off the line..

This is an idea I have been considering for the new line. Also by the way, this line thing is completely hypothetical.

Essentially, I can imagine me blogging about Club Penguin Island update news and other major news, but guides would be lacking. It would also probably not be as visible but, this is only a possibility if the promise of amazing things coming soon is true, and from the sneak peek shared recently, I suspect it is.

Yes, this is my blog, but I would really like to hear from my audience on this. So here’s what I’d like to do, I’d like to hear from you! I’ve set up a page on a site which I’ve seen many community members use lately, Saraha. The idea is that you can simply send in a message, big or small, with as much details as you like, anonymously without having to create an account or sign in.

I’m interested to know, what are your thoughts on my ideas and how Club Penguin Mountains is going now. Do you want to see the return of some Club Penguin Island content, or would you rather just me stick with Club Penguin Rewritten. Please click here to send in feedback, it would be much appreciated.

So that is the future of Club Penguin Mountains, but for now, let’s focus on the present. Thank you very much for 250 thousand views, it means a lot to me, and I hope that number will increase as time goes by!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

I’m Done with Club Penguin Island

Club Penguin Island blogging is fragile. There’s only a fraction of bloggers compared to Club Penguin in its prime. Now I know many bloggers, from dedicated ones who post everything to slightly less-viewed bloggers who focus on a specific element of CP Island. I’ve attempted to form partnerships with many of them. Here’s a scary statistic about the future of blogging. Every single Club Penguin Island blogger I know has either quit or has considered quitting. That is the undeniable reality and something’s wrong.

Having been featured in basically the game’s marketing, I do feel kind of guilty about this decision, however I have taken the decision to stop blogging about Club Penguin Island. I know, many people have requested me not to and this is an unpopular decision. But there’s four reasons why I no longer enjoy blogging about this game.

1. Content 

For me to blog about a game, I need to really enjoy it. You’re dedicating hours and hours of time into it, so there’s no good doing it for something you don’t like. I am beginning to dislike Club Penguin Island more. Maybe the game just isn’t meant for me but most bloggers are of a slightly older demographic.

I don’t want to go into the reasons for this as I have an entire post on it! Although the main section relevant to this post is the one about the lack of activities, you can read the full article here.

2. Repetitiveness 

Daily Challenges for a month, blog post, Island Insider, blog post, update post, update post, update post, Daily Challenges.

That bit is slightly exaggerated, agreed, but when it comes to news, there’s not much to post about, forcing others to create their own content, which is fine, but for myself at least, I’d rather do that for something I enjoy like private servers. The news that is out there is quickly well-known and since challenges aren’t that difficult/complicated, guides aren’t viewed highly either.

3. Listen to us

I cannot support a game by blogging about it whose team is too ignorant to listen to the feedback from the thing that made their game successful in the first place (the community) even though it could save their game, which at the moment is just another mobile game that will die out in a few years, if we’re lucky.

That’s the utter reality, which is horrible as it is to type because I know the team do care about the game and about us. I’m hoping not to get a response but rather to see changes.

4. Not all the team’s fault, they’re trying but it is their game!

We either let THEIR game and community sink or swim

-CPI blogger

Look, I’ll admit, I’m familiar with classic Club Penguin and that’s the game I enjoy the most. Club Penguin Rewritten has such an active and incredible which when combined with an incredible game (regardless of the fact it’s unoriginal) forms a truly amazing world, which I love more than CPI, a game which is probably targeted at people different to me. That’s fine, but none of us can deny that this “evolution” hasn’t exactly been as perfect as many of us first expected it to be.

Some random, unplanned fun going on whilst I’m writing this

I’ve decided to stop blogging about Club Penguin Island from when I begin my summer holiday (yay!) on Friday, you’ll start to see gradual changes as I remove many pages. Now, this is a decision that I can restore in less than 10 clicks, but until I see changes, not hear about changes, on CP Island, I’m done. I just can’t force myself to blog about it when I (and many of you) enjoy something way more.

The new CP Mountains logo, with a fairly modern text yet a classic emote

In the future, I may start blogging about Pengur (another private server) when that releases, but for now, I’ll be focusing on my Club Penguin Rewritten content. However, I do want to say this:

Please continue to play Club Penguin Island, the game, team and community needs you. The future of the franchise depends on it so I hope that this post won’t influence whether or not you continue to play. I will also log on every now and then to check out the new updates, and for now at least, I’ll continue to support the team by paying for a membership each month!

To those who will be reading for the last time after me posting this, thank you for supporting me this far and I hope you enjoy Club Penguin Island!

To those who are going to continue reading, exciting times lie ahead and I cannot wait to blog about a new game, a new adventure! I have some cool stuff planned, so thank you so much for continuing to read this blog! 🙂

Waddle on!

Megg is Leaving Club Penguin

Maybe I’m the only one who remembers when in 2013, an intern named Megg was employed. The community instantly grew a liking to her, a liking that’s been untouched for four years. Today it has been announced that Megg will be moving on to new adventures.

“Keep all the positive energy flowing, no matter what. I know I know, it’s an obvious request. But it’s up to you, the community to keep this a happy and welcoming place for new family members to join and belong. Club Penguin Island is destined for great things, and you can all help make that happen.”

Megg has been such an amazing community manager and I would truly like to thank her for everything she has done for Club Penguin and most importantly, the community. I can’t type more but Bobbi has been an incredible penguin. I wish her the best of luck in her future adventures.

Thank you for everything Megg,

-Torres 126

Megg hasn’t Left Club Penguin Yet!  

Yesterday the entire community was concerned that Megg had left Club Penguin after a tweet from Polo Field confirming so, but fortunately the team did reassure us today, saying that she’s “doing great” and we’ll hear from her on Island Insider this week! 

This doesn’t necessarily confirm that Megg is remaining at the team, maybe we’ll hear news that she has left this week. But the team have reassured us that Bobbi is doing well, so I don’t think there’s a need to worry. It does however prove how much the community appreciates the meggnificence of Megg! 

I’m glad to hear this news and I appreciate the team listening to us and reassuring us of our concerns! 😊 

-Torres 126 

Megg Believed to have Left Club Penguin

Our Club Penguin Island community manager, Megg, is believed to have left the team after a tweet from Polo Field was made. Polo is the former community manager of Club Penguin, though many people aren’t certain if this is true. We do however know that Deamama has left. 

Megg said she would be on an “epic adventure” after players became suspicious about her no longer making blog posts. Players then became even more suspicious when it turned out she was still in Canada and I think many of us would like some reassurance of Megg still being around. 

On a slightly more positive note, Deamama left a really beautiful post and a message before leaving. You can read her farewell letter here

Earlier today I made a post on the problems with Club Penguin Island but those problems could increase as many players really like Megg as a community manager, including myself. We don’t know the details yet and I will update you when I know more. 

Waddle on, 

-Torres 126