Earlier on Friday, there was a Megg Meet-Up on Club Penguin Island, which lasted half an hour, along with an after-party with popular YouTuber Sqaishey that lasted for even longer! Here are some highlights through pictures of the event!
What: Megg Meet-Up
Where: Hockey and Alpline
When: 5th May 2017, 12:00PM PST – 15:00 PST
Who: Megg, Partysaurus, Mut77
The event was awesome and though I was unable to attend the 4PM PST one, I can’t wait for the next Megg Meet-up! At the event, we raced on both land and sea, asked questions, ate pizza and generally just had lots of fun.
Thank you for reading, waddle on!
A few days ago, I sat down with Mr. Duda on Picnic Hill to film an interview for his show: Coffee with Mr. Duda. This interview is now online and if you have some spare time, I’d reccommend watching it!
He did a great job editing the first ever Club Penguin Island episode and it was really fun to be his guest! Instead of spoiling it, I’ll let you watch the video!
Unfortunately just five minutes into what was supposed to be a half an hour party, I’m going to have to end it there. I did clear all my party blasters and my XL ones too! We did have a great deal of fun in the short amount of time! However, we also did have issues and people kept disconnecting, including myself.
There is good news though, there will be another fix against these bugs today and I wish them luck in fixing this major issue.
This post is no longer being updated but will serve as an archive for arguably the biggest day in Club Penguin history.
Join me as I spend my final day on Club Penguin. We’ll cover thoughts from you, breaking news and what I’m doing to act as an archive for this special day in the future. Times are covered in PST which can be found at the Snow Forts.
Red is news, green is thoughts, black is my day. Send in your thoughts on Twitter using #WaddleOn and they will be featured every 20 or so minutes.
11:00: The aftermath. It’s weird knowing that we will never be able to play Club Penguin again and it’s been quite an upsetting day. This morning I had to rush to school but now we can really look back at the final thoughts of this, minutes after the news was announced
Is the community allowed to be hyped for the glory that is Club Penguin Island now? pic.twitter.com/7lPj2LUc2T
— Surge ⚡️α (@SurgeCP) March 30, 2017
— Madzom8ie (@Madzom8ie) March 30, 2017
— FriendlyGhosst (@FriendlyGhosst) March 30, 2017
It's official, Club Penguin is no longer. Thank you for all the amazing memories 🙂
— Adam Hamilton (@Pup1one) March 30, 2017
How i felt watching the last moments of club penguin pic.twitter.com/0oy86mEON5
— Wings5 (@Wings5CP) March 30, 2017
The second to last thing I said on Club Penguin was "Waddle on". The LAST thing I said was "Somebody say something" bc everyone went quiet 😅
— Andrew 🕹 Nachoz Rule 🐧 (@nachozrule) March 30, 2017
And that's the signal! Club Penguin has closed it doors, but there's always a new start on Club Penguin Island! See you there, guys!
— Rookie (@Real_TheRookie) March 30, 2017
— Alana ♡ (@aIanacp) March 30, 2017
Farewell Club Penguin. I will never forget you! <3 #ClubPenguin
— Firepup16 | Brad (@Firepup16Cp) March 30, 2017
— Bosschubby (@chubbop) March 30, 2017
Honoured to have played a small part in a big game.
Thanks to all who played. Thanks to the founders.
— SheepVsGravity (@SheepVsGravity) March 30, 2017
— Jempenguin (@Jempenguin) March 30, 2017
The classic, Flash Club Penguin, where it all started, has pulled the plug. When will it be plugged back in? Dunno. For now, see you on CPI.
— Tech70 (@Tech70CP) March 30, 2017
— Firepup16 | Brad (@Firepup16Cp) March 30, 2017
— Poonchee (@ItsPoonchee) March 30, 2017
30th of March 2017
Club Penguin went offline.
— Altamont – Writer & Blogger #StayHome🏠 (@a1tam0nt_) March 30, 2017
— Poonchee (@ItsPoonchee) March 30, 2017
All traces of Club Penguin have now been officially destroyed except for social media. All media files, gone. The website, redirects to the Club Penguin Island website. But I can safely say:
I have successfully recorded the final day of Club Penguin. Waddle on.
00:03: CLUB PENGUIN HAS CLOSED DOWN. Some got the connection lost message, I just saw that nobody was speaking. I have it both recorded on the app and desktop but right now I’m running late for school. I’ll post everything this afternoon. Waddle on. 🙁
23:50: TEN MINUTES LEFT
23:45: FIFTEEN MINUTES LEFT. We’re remembering the past and celebrating the future as a community at the Snow Forts.
23:33: This isn’t the work of bots. We’re a community.
23:30: ONLY HALF AN HOUR LEFT
23:29: Hard to smile so close to the end but we managed…
23:28: After using the old spam technique, I’m in the Snow Forts. It’s packed with penguins.
23:25: Waiting at the Dock…the end is near.
23:24: I tried…and also the Snow Forts is currently full.
23:15: With famous YouTuber Poonchee! This guy made such awesome videos!
23:10: THOUGHT THIS WAS BILLYBOB. It wasn’t. Still haven’t heard from him about the closure.
23:09: Snow Forts is pretty packed. Even old players are here to see the end.
23:07: On Marshmallow now. Moose just logged off but there is a party soon!
23:00: WE SURVIVED! Oh, who am I kidding, one hour left. 🙁
14:45: Signing off for the night. This will be the last evening where Club Penguin is around, reality is really starting to kick in. I will be back in the morning at 23:50PM PST to witness and record the sunset with you, but still, it’s pretty upsetting.
On a more positive note, thank you for over 2400 views today. This is a record for me with over 1035 people viewing this blog. I had fun hanging out and playing CP for the penultimate time today. Thank you and enjoy the last few hours.
14:43: I have just finished archiving the automatic updated image page. The end is near.
14:40: Final community thoughts
— Matt (@mattkhouser) March 29, 2017
— Altamont – Writer & Blogger #StayHome🏠 (@a1tam0nt_) March 29, 2017
probably the saddest thing I've ever done
— I am Rachel (@thelocalscooter) March 29, 2017
— Canadian bro 💯 (@puplo3) March 29, 2017
— MrEdek (@_MrEdek_) March 29, 2017
14:39: Honestly, this is the reason why Club Penguin is closing. Pretty awful way to end my final full day on Club Penguin but unfortunately I will not be logging back on.
14:36: These are my last teammates, ever.
14:32: And we enter the Dojo for what is likely the last time. So many memories are here, I still vividly remember the old design. Now I shall enter the Snow Dojo. This was huge when it came out in 2013, amazing times.
14:30: Here’s the plan: Card Jitsu Snow, some community thoughts, archive the graphics, sleep. I’ve played for like 6 hours today but I will be here for the end tomorrow morning.
Also, I really miss the garden that used to be here.
14:29: And just like that, the game I loved for years is a game I will not play ever again. That’s kind of upsetting to be honest. This was my last ever run.
14:20: Is it bad I never really played Puffle Rescue? Not that good at it either, but I loved Cart Surfer. I know that many loved this game and it will be missed but for now, farewell Puffle Rescue. It’s time for one last game of Cart Surfer.
14:16: After 3 rounds, I made 99 coins. Goodbye Puffle Park, I remember how it was such a big deal when the dog and cat puffles came out. Puffle Rescue.
14:12: Goodbye Puffle Park. Last game of Puffle Roundup.
14:06: I was never that good at Dance Contest and I failed at hard mode, yet alone extreme. Either way, it will be missed. This is my last time playing it.
14:00: TEN HOURS LEFT OF CLUB PENGUIN
13:59: Single player Dance Contest time!
13:56: I will never successfully complete another Spy Drill again…
13:45: Back to System Defender.
13:43: Hanging out at the Book Room.
13:39: The end is near.
13:36: Just a quick stop at the Coffee Shop. So many familiar faces. The end is near, too near.
13:32: Just played System Defender…defeated Protobot and I will play against the bots now. I love this game.
13:15: I will miss this game. It’s probably my second favourite. Still playing and will be for a while!
13:09: System Defender and Spy Missions time!
13:04: Back on Marshmallow! Trying to play all games!
12:37: Signing out for a bit to eat dinner. See you all soon!
12:36: Just finished my last ever game of Jet Pack Adventure. Oh will I miss this island. 🙁
12:26: Tipping the Iceberg with Screenhog on Marshmallow!
12:21: On Marshmallow awaiting Screenhog.
12:18: Logged off. Screenhog is on Marshmallow
12:16: Jet Pack Adventure for the last time…ever.
12:10: Disconnected. Logging onto Alpine to place every game now. (Flurry is full)
12:03: Won against Danar435 (gg!) in Dance Contest. Time for a single player round!
12:00: 12 HOURS REMAIN
11:54: Lost connection. Logging into Flurry again. Anyone up for a Dance Contest?
11:50: BREAKING NEWS – WE ARE HEARING THAT CLUB PENGUIN ISLAND IS OUT WORLDWIDE
11:49: Going to be playing Astro Barrier now then Dance Contest. Come join me soon for multiplayer Dance Contest!
11:48: Nicoray has pointed out a little glitch where everyone has the first level membership badge.
There's a glitch, doesn't matter at this point but everyone has the first level badge.
— Nico (@Nicosscp) March 29, 2017
11:45: Hitting a puck around for the last time at the Ice Rink/Stadium.
11:42: With people now having access to memberships, I’m seeing a lot of igloo advertisements! Just like the old days!
11:40: Back! I auto-disconnected (probably for the last time ever). Logging back into Flurry now and going to play Astro Barrier.
11:26: Signing off for a bit. I’ll hopefully be back in 10-20 minutes.
11:21: Time for that extra round of Astro Barrier on the server Flurry!
11:19: Courtney Foreman has kindly shared their thoughts with us.
I will miss CP. I played it when I was younger but then stopped. I wish I didn’t stop but I can’t change that. At least I got to play a lil bit before closing. Now I will be playing CPI. #WaddleOn
11:14: This hoodie was the first item I bought as a member back in 2010. It will also be the last. I have also purchased the Thunder Blade, my favourite sword.
11:11: At the Gift Shop on Flurry buying member clothes! People are pouring in, it seems like it’s almost full!
11:06: WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THERE IS NOW FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
11:04: BREAKING NEWS: Details cannot be confirmed but we believe that free membership is now out thanks to a message from Cookiezito.
11:03: Connection lost. This is scaring me but I hope the free membership update is out. Logging back in now to Flurry
11:00: 13 HOURS LEFT
10:59: Pizzatron for the last ever time in Candy Mode…never really played this much to be honest.
10:52: Roleplaying at the Pizza Parlour. This was so fun back in the day!
10:47: Penguins are patiently waiting for free membership. Currently hanging out with Danar435 and Yehaw (hi!). Come join us on White Out!
10:42: Time for some more community thoughts from Twitter!
Turn with the wind, swirl around, use your wings.Turn windward, whirl, unfold your wings.Turning, whirling wind deploy your wings. #waddleon
— Felix (@meistermaff) March 29, 2017
#WaddleOn Since 2009, I've made so many friends and captured so many memories, sad to see it go! Waddle on, forever.
— Logan (o_Blyzo) (@o_Blyzo) March 29, 2017
— Hameed Club Penguin (@HameedCPI) March 29, 2017
10:40: On White Out. People are sharing their favourite experiences of Club Penguin.
10:38: Lost connection, logging into a more popular server then going to do community thoughts.
10:37: Kinda sad that this is going to be the last ever time I’ll play Ice Fishing. It’s a really great game, had fun back in the day playing it.
10:28: I’m stuck at what to do without membership. Ice Fishing then logging on to a new server to see some protests.
10:27: There have been multiple reports of people losing connection but being able to log back in again. I have not yet experienced this but is this suggesting an update soon?
10:21: Oh, I made it this far and I was quite enjoying it but guess I’ll need to come back when we all get free membership. And I just realised that over 30 people are currently reading so hi and thank you!
10:14: Made it to Stage 5. So close, should probably try this again today. Astro Barrier at the Arcade now!
10:00: Only fourteen hours left..the end is near. Here are some more community thoughts.
We're all going to be a lot more sad than we are now once it officially closes. Speechless #WaddleOn
— Matt (@mattkhouser) March 29, 2017
#WaddleOn I'll be on Club Penguin tomorrow as well. The servers will be known tomorrow, see you there~
— ClubPRYT (@ClubPryt) March 29, 2017
09:57: Club Penguin have addressed the free membership issue saying that they’re working on it and an update will be out soon.
09:56: I HAD FOUR LIVES AND I LOST THEM ALL ON A SINGLE STAGE. I’m not taking this, another round but first we’ll do some community thoughts!
09:48: I’m doing tweets every 20 minutes but my friend Blue21102 has written a great post about his thoughts on the game closing! Check it out!
Ps. I decided to play Bean Counter on the server Avalanche
09:39: Played Hydro Hopper for potentially the very last ever time after ages. Reached level 7, is that bad? I’m stuck choosing which game to play now, I really want to wait for that free membership before I start.
09:26: My puffles have been released. All of these puffles in the image below are now in the wilds.
09:25: Let’s look at our first thoughts of the day. You can send these in by going on Twitter and using the hashtag #WaddleOn if you are over the age of 13. Otherwise, leave a comment!
— Iggy (@Iggy________) March 29, 2017
A Penguin's Salute (Drawing made by me)
— M.A.V.E.R.I.C.K. (@UltraZeroX27) March 29, 2017
09:22: Team have just said that membership should be out soon within the next few hours but are experiencing problems as everything is so busy.
09:13: Calling Club Penguin now to remove the other puffles…also will ask them about that free membership
09:12: Just returned my green and purple puffle to the wild. I’m keeping my white one and my dog one because I’ll adopt them on Club Penguin. I feel horrible. 🙁
09:07: Woah, it’s full. I think I’ll hop onto Avalanche first so I don’t experience too much lag. Come join me!
09:00: Signing in! Hi everyone, time to have some fun on the island for potentially the last time. There are 16 hours left until the end.
This is a special Club Penguin closing edition…a world that has lasted over 11 years, closing in just a matter of hours. The end is near, but I can’t thank the team enough for what they have done for us. Read more here.
As we approach the end (there are 16 hours left at the time of writing), I’m beginning to realise just how much the small things matter, puffles. These cuddly cute creatures have been around for ages and will eventually be back on CP Island.
Puffles are probably going to be the thing I miss the most. However, owners want them to have a good life. I, like many, will be releasing mine to the wild and intend to call Club Penguin as soon as this is published.
Let’s take a moment to realise how fortunate we’ve been to have a sidekick waddling next to us all the time. To think that those pets, who to many of us are more than just coloured pixels, won’t be waddling next to us for a while. And that’s sad. Waddle on, puffles, waddle on.
“POSTCARD ME” is usually what is said at every mod meet-up. But today our postcards will be gone forever. I have printed mine out along with my puffle adoption certificate for free thanks to an app called FreePrints, which you may wan to check out with your parents if you are in the United Kingdom.
But these are the small things that were kind of irrelevant compared to things like puffles. Now I’m beginning to miss them already. Just a friendly reminder, please screenshot all your postcards and puffle certificates. The end is near.
I wrote this a month and a day ago. I’ve not released it until now. Before reading this, don’t get me wrong, I completely believe that Club Penguin Island is the correct route to go down. The game has been dropping in success and popularity and it needed a reboot, something to bring it back to life…the thing is, did it really need to be this way?
The end of Club Penguin was something which I briefly covered but it took a more positive yet not so honest approach, suggesting that I was completely fine with the game closing. If I could narrow it down to one word it would be frustration.
It frustrates me how the decision to close classic Club Penguin has been dealt with. I completely get that Flash is getting old but that appears to be the only reason which the team have let slip on why the game is closing.
It frustrates me how the team went down the path of #ProjectSuperSecret in 2014/2015 and completely abused the classic game. 2013 was such a great (in my opinion, the best) year for Club Penguin yet this one decision to focus on Project Super Secret and use it as an excuse to blame the shortcomings of the team in previous years.
When you’ve made 6 other mobile apps trying so hard to get into the mobile industry and have at least 4 apps completely flop and get shut down with very little new content, it is not a risk going completely into the mobile industry. It’s reckless.
Classic Club Penguin could have continued to be extremely successful up to now. The only way CP Island will even possibly become big is to listen to the community. I have faith in the new game but I feel like it is a completely unnecessary to make such an extreme decision that will either restore the success of Club Penguin (which was abused) or finish the franchise. I completely appreciate the team continuing the franchise, but it is concerning when you just compare CP and CPI.
Of course I’m going to write strongly about this and possibly “bash” the game – no-one is happy to see the game we all know and love go. These are just some more short but more negative thoughts. I strongly support CPI and I will fulfil the team’s wishes of playing that.
I now am going to go and spend my last few hours on Club Penguin and you can follow along with a post which I will be releasing soon.
The island we all know and love closes in four days, but here at Club Penguin Mountains, we’ve got some special things planned for March 29th. Today I am pleased to finally announce what they are:
- A special edition of the Club Penguin Times
- A message to current and former staff members of CP
- A live post that will be updated every few minutes, covering the news of the day, how I’m spending the last day and community thoughts. This will be an archive of the day.
March 29th is approaching fast, too fast. But let’s give the game a perfect ending, which is what we’re going to focus on in this edition by discussing the meet-ups.
In three events for the past 2 and a half years, Club Penguin Reunion has truly united the community, Last night was the final Reunion and the team, lead by Madzom8ie, have put months worth of work into making this a magical experience for all of us.
Dozens of staff members attended with notable sightings of Spike Hike, Polo Field, Gizmo and many more. There were also “famous” content-creators from old times, like Cena12121, Poonchee and Tommy234 56. Yesterday was truly magical, something hard to express in words. So here are photos instead.
CP Reunion truly reunited the community bringing loads of nostalgia and enjoyment throughout the entire evening. It was a big deal with rooms getting full two hours before the party was even officially due to begin. I’d like to thank the people who made this event possible.
The Farewell Finale happened on Friday night and it was equally as magical, but So Long CP is more than just a single meet-up. It was about giving Club Penguin the perfect ending, whether that be through a 24 hour party, camping, playing games, EPF operations and just all around having fun.
IAs with all meet-ups, it was extremely enjoyable (minus the frustrations of full rooms) with many staff members like Spike Hike making a special appearance. Here are some photos from the Finale.
It all started with a Kickoff at the end of January, we played some mini-games and won over the bots in the Penguin Playoffs, told stories at Camp Penguin, proved that a 24 hour long party can happen at CP Around the Clock, role played at Penguins at Work, saved the island in Operation Shadow and gave the game a perfect ending with the Farewell Finale.
This project has been huge. I mean, even a small movie was made. Here’s a 20 minutes animation made by Blue21102 which is extremely entertaining and exciting. The team even arranged voice actors for the multiple characters in this video! I would highly reccommend checking it out!
There are highlights of the events and more information on the So Long CP Project Page too, which you can check out!
Interview with Blue21102:
The Club Penguin Times is very lucky to have the opportunity to speak with the person who masterminded So Long CP, Blue21102!
What was the initial idea of this amazing project?
So Long CP was born when I thought, “How do you actually tip the iceberg?”. I started asking more questions about Club Penguin and, before long, I hired a team of penguins to help me answer those questions. At the time, I had a strong feeling Club Penguin was going to end soon, so I wanted to give the community a hand by hosting all sorts of meet-ups to deliver a perfect ending.
How did you make it happen? What went on behind the scenes with the team to make the entire project such a success?
I first started this project alone. I decided to email Megg about this project and I queried about the iceberg and told her about event ideas, and even invited her to the Kickoff on January 28th. Megg had definitely boosted my confidence with this project because she replied to me and decided to get involved with CP Around The Clock. As for the Farewell Finale, I asked whether she could make it and we both agreed on combining So Long CP with their huge meet-up. She advertised it on the blog for us, which was very kind of her. Without Megg, and moderators, like Muddy Ducky, I wouldn’t have maintained such confidence in the project.
So Long CP has made a perfect ending for sure! What are your thoughts on the end of CP and the future of CPI?
I’m glad you think that! My thoughts on Club Penguin closing down? To be honest, I was rather shocked at first. I anticipated an announcement about it, but I was trying not to think about it much. Now that I have experienced Club Penguin Island, my views have changed. Club Penguin had to shut down eventually. Adobe Flash is on its way out and I am not too bothered that the team decided to end it sooner than later. It means more effort can go into Club Penguin Island – and that is what counts. The future is key and I believe the team shut Club Penguin down for the benefit of the future. Club Penguin Island seems to be doing well so far and I am always interested to see how it grows. I think it will be a success for a while but I find its future unpredictable. All I wish for is the best!
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
I just want to say thank you for being a supportive friend. You have attended a lot of the events and I am so glad you believed in this project. Thanks for interviewing me! 😊
I can’t believe that an idea became something as amazing as it was, but that is the magic of the Club Penguin team and community! I would like to thank Blue21102 so much for not only allowing me to ask him a few questions but also for the project itself!
The So Long CP team also cannot be forgotten: thank you so much Tripplem, Littlee37, Tomisino1, Nina1059, Madzom8ie and Daisy!
Week in Review
Penguins have discovered numerous glitches throughout the island
Though news has been fairly limited this week, we’ve covered a lot of things on the island. Here are the ones from the last 7 days starting with the oldest first.
- What’s an event on Club Penguin Island? (+ Earth Day News)
- Mountains will be new Area in May
- XP Will Transfer over on CP Island in April
- Club Penguin Island Blog to Launch at Worldwide
Glitches & Bugs:
- How to Climb Stuff on Club Penguin Island
- Bug affects CP Island Usernames
- CP Island Glitch – Mountains, Void, Forests, Sled Racing
- Mysterious Mountains on Club Penguin Island
Last edition I asked whether or not you would like me to host events on Club Penguin Island. 32% voted no, but 26% voted weekly and 26% voted bi-weekly. I’m still thinking, but at the moment, I am likely to hold biweekly events. Don’t forget to attend this party though!
The poll this week is: at this rate, how long do you think Club Penguin Island will last before it shuts down? Club Penguin was successful enough to last over a decade. That’s huge. I’m not sure if CP Island can do the same but what do you think?
Thank you very much for reading! Sorry about the lack of graphics in this edition. I hope you enjoyed it…and I can’t believe we’re so close to the end of Classic. Remember to make the most out of it.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Megg posted a meet-up on Alpline on the blog. It was a huge amount of fun, with many players attending, along with many members of staff!
What: St. Patrick’s Day celebration
When: 12PM Penguin Standard Time
Where: Club Penguin Island, Alpline
Who: Megg, Boltzor, Partysaurus, Captain Pirate, Sir Champion, SheepVsGravity, Stackoverflo, healthychoices
The party was great fun! We started a band, shared stinky cheese and squid sticks, danced at Boardwalk, practised our racing skills and threw party blasters – many of them. I got over 1000 coins just by going to one meet-up and healthychoices certainly did not hold back.
I really appreciate the team using any reason to throw a party, they’re so fun! Thank you to the team for hosting this and everyone else for making it epic!
There are less than 430 hours until the end of Club Penguin but the new island is expected to launch in “late March”. This edition covers some meet-ups, fun, questions, news and a small discussion!
Earlier this morning, ZEAO, Rosebudee, GeekJose, and I had some fun dressing up like cops and criminals and that got me thinking, why not make an article on it? You see, it’s so fun to roleplay and this whole crime thing was actually really fun!
If you’re a member, head over to the Disney Shop and buy the police outfit. Design your own helmet and armour, find a friend, grab a sword and have some fun! It’s almost like a mini hide and seek whilst you try and chase the player!
Roleplaying is an endless possibility on Club Penguin Island and the classic version used to be filled with police and robbers. Now we can do the same thing, except on Island. Just be sure to follow the rules! Thank you for the fun today online!
In March 2009, Aunt Arctic visited penguins at the Penguin Play Awards. In March 2017, Aunt Arctic visited penguins for the last time at the Waddle on Party. After seeing 23 parties with us, it has come to an end.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate mascot meet-ups, especially the old days. Remember when players would gather in XAT and IRC chats to try and meet mascots, working together to cover every room of every server? Remember when fan blogs then started making their own manual trackers before cheating sites came out with automated ones?
As the game approaches its sunset, I think I can say how much we took these mascot meet-ups for granted, and I sure will miss them on Club Penguin Island.
When we first heard that Project Super Secret was mobile only, we were upset as a community. I made this post last year sharing my concerns about it being purely on mobile and some negative thoughts from the community.
A year later, I no longer have the same concerns about the problems I highlighted back then – now I’m concerned about membership and stuff like that, but that’s not too big a deal. When I made that post, we knew virtually nothing about the game however when playing it now, you feel like it needs to be mobile. The team knew what they were doing.
Let’s start with video game consoles. Having the actual world on a video game console would not work. How would you expect to talk with friends on a TV screen or play the game on the go without an internet connection?
That being said, Club Penguin has released 3 video games in the past. These were a success because they had their own plot using the theme of Club Penguin. For example, there could be an exclusive series of quests for a mascot which is exclusive to the video game. This would be really cool.
So what about computers? The concept is really cool and I’m sure it would bring newer players. However, I don’t want it. I’m fed up of a game being abused and the team just saying “we’re working on something new”. Desktop would eat up loads of time and resources which could be used into really improving what we already have, Club Penguin Island on mobile.
Although the main story this week was the release of version 1.1.1 of Club Penguin Island, there’s been some other news too! Let’s take a look at what we learnt in the last two weeks, since we missed last weekend’s edition. It goes from oldest to newest.
- Aunt Arctic has new Adventures on Club Penguin Island!
- CP Island Launch “Later this Month” + New Adventures in April
- New Club Penguin Island Areas in May
- Talks taking place about CPI Membership
- CP Island won’t have a Release Date Revealed – Launch Changed
- Club Penguin Island Disney Store is Open
- Club Penguin Island Version 1.1.1 – FULL BREAKDOWN
- Club Penguin Island: Memberships are not Good
- Thank you for this, CP
- Which Countries can play Club Penguin Island?
Q. Who is your favourite mascot?
A. To be honest, I no longer really have a favourite mascot. It used to be Cadence, but I don’t think I can give you a proper reason why.
Q. Which party or event do you think would be great in CPI, if that was possible?
A. Well, seeing how there won’t be full on parties, I’m going to try and be realistic. I think the Holiday Party or Halloween Party should be really cool in CPI – it was a favourite in classic and the community has already thought of ideas for them.
Truthfully, it’s hard to say when we barely know anything about events. It’d be nice to see them really often, sometimes for random stuff, but I cannot say until we at least experience one.
Q. What was your first choice of a club penguin name?
A. I remember creating my account seven years ago and being so excited waiting for my dad to activate it, but I do not remember the answer to this question. It was a taken name and the game suggested I use the numbers 126.
Q. What do you like the most about CPI?
A. Interacting with friends. As I highlighted in the article above, roleplaying is fun, and the fact the filter has been a lot less relaxed makes it even better. I just really like the fact you can now actually have a lot more fun with other members of the community.
I also really like that there is so much to come, some of which we don’t even know of yet!
Q. How do I update CPI to version 1.1.1 if I use Android and I’m not in AU or NZ?
A. There currently is no APK out yet. Worldwide release is really close but I completely understand how you want to keep playing, I did too! Here’s what I did:
I changed my country to Australia. This is a long process but you need to download a VPN, activate the VPN, clear data/disable of Google Services, Google Play and Gmail. You then need to create a new Gmail with your VPN on, and you’ll be in the Australian Play Store. Then just download the app normally. We accept no liability for this method.
Last edition I asked “what will you do after March 29”. Here are the results, which I am very happy about!
- Turn to CP Island (77%)
- Turn to private servers (15%)
- Both (4%)
- Quit CP (4%)
On Twitter, I’ve been doing a lot of polls about possible parties which I can hold when CPI launches. It’ll just be for fun but when the game literally advertises membership as being able to start parties, I thought of hosting random but planned meet-ups.
I’d like to know: Do you want Club Penguin Mountains meet-ups when CP Island launches and if so, how often?
Thank you very much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post, it took me three hours to write! I had the choice of adding puzzles but that would take too long. I also wrote 4 articles rather than 3.
Club Penguin Island is expected to launch early March with the closing date of the classic game approaching quickly, though the team has suggested that there will be a “small update” a week before March 29th. Rumours suggest that this will be free membership.
Me being busy has resulted in missing the last two editions, which I apologise about. Instead, today we’re going to cover fan mail, private servers, news, awesome art, questions and more!
Earlier this week I received an amazing response to a tube I sent the team around two months ago, containing a 3 page letter from the team, a meggnificent letter from Megg and a card with a signature of so many awesome staff members, all of which I have added to my previous 4 responses. I cannot thank them enough for this and I really appreciate it!
YOU can also send in some fan mail to their headquarters in Canada! The thing that puts people off the most is what to send and how to do it. Here’s a few recommendations you may want to consider:
- A letter on your experiences over the years
- Thoughts on Club Penguin Island
- Giving the team a lot of thanks for the amazing work they do
- A gift? (I sent a calendar and bookmarks)
I’ve always handwritten my letters though I doubt it makes a difference. With a parent or guardian’s permission, post your envelope or parcel to this address by going to your local Post Office. Also be sure to include your return address on the envelope otherwise it won’t reach there:
Club Penguin c/o Disney Canada Inc.
500-1628 Dickson Avenue
I’m sure they love fan mail and they always respond. Sending something to the team is something which I strongly reccommend because it’s one of the few opportunities where you can talk about Club Penguin with someone who shares your passion for the game.
Private servers is a controversial topic throughout the community and though they are technically illegal, I have mixed feelings around them. This article was requested and if you disagree with my thoughts, that’s fine! It’s a discussion after all!
I find the idea of people making a server for educational and entertainment purposes, with no bots to advertise them, using their talents to make some really creative stuff and doing it all for fun pretty cool. I’ve never really been one to play them though but I can’t really heavily bash those kinds of servers.
However, very recently, a new server has emerged which is kind of what I want to centre this discussion on. There’s no new content and it is basically just “Old CP”. The creators are taking advantage of the news of Club Penguin closing to attract a huge audience, as you see in the picture above.
Persevering a virtual world is usually an awesome idea but not in this case. The reason why Club Penguin closed is in favour of CP Island and probably not for the two games to cause competition with each other. Now we have a private server causing competition for an official game. I’ve heard people talking about this server and saying it has gone “viral” and seen pictures with loads of penguins but I’ve not had that happen with CP Island.
What are your plans after Club Penguin shuts down?
— Bloxorz/Ryan (@BloxorzCP) February 13, 2017
Barely did more people vote for CP Island and that is concerning. Ultimately, enjoy playing what you enjoy. But do bare in mind that the reason CP closed down was for CPI and we should try and support the team’s decision where possible.
On Friday, Megg was awesome enough to host a meet-up even though she wasn’t feeling too great! There she answered some questions in a week where there was very little Club Penguin Island information. Instead, we now have lots!
Here’s what we covered this week:
- CPI Rating Request Implemented
- Club Penguin Island Blog Release Date Confirmed
- April is HUGE for Club Penguin Island
- “Way more Levels” Coming to CP Island
- No Club Penguin Island IAPs
- Club Penguin Island Merchandise Rumours False
- Club Penguin Island: Coins for Change
- Club Penguin Island Top Priority Revealed
- More Mini Games coming to Club Penguin Island
- Fresh Daily Challenges coming to CP Island
Q. What are your plans after closing CP?
-Edek2012 and pretty much everyone at school
A. Club Penguin Mountains will still be here and I’ll just be covering CP Island stuff. I am so excited to blog about something new and share information. It’s something really fresh and I’ve been enjoying it a lot recently.
I’m also thinking about doing a weekly or biweekly thing when rsnail’s new virtual world launches. I think I’ll really like it and I tend to enjoy blogging about things I’m passionate about! We’ll see though, the future has a lot to hold!
Q. After opening the game, it says it wants to download extra files. And then says I can’t because I have not purchased the game. What can I do?
-Pranava & Elite Plays
A. I love sharing my knowledge about the game and many people have asked me this, but unfortunately I don’t know what to do.
Although I experienced this issue with the classic Club Penguin app many years ago, I just had to get a better connection and wait for it to finish downloading. The app is supposed to be free and this “purchased game” issue is something many people have asked me about.
My suggestion would be to email “firstname.lastname@example.org” and ask for help or wait until worldwide release. Sorry!
Last edition’s poll accumulated over 85 votes and the question was, “Is there a future for official classic CP after 29/03?”. Here are the results:
- No, it will end on March 29th (56.82%)
- Yes, it will continue as Club Penguin will change their mind eventually (21.59%)
- Yes, it will continue as someone will buy it (21.59%)
This weeks poll relates to the private server article. I’m curious – are you sticking with CP Island?
There were two amazing pieces of artwork which I would like to feature! The first was made by Vanessa and is an absolutely amazing drawing of my penguin which I intend to use as a profile for something soon! Thank you so much!
Captain J153 also drew this cool image of my outfit on Club Penguin Island! It looks really accurate (though I seem a bit grumpy!), thank you so much!
I hope you leave this page with the intention of writing fan-mail to Kelowna and supporting Club Penguin Island!
Yesterday I had the rare opportunity of being able to visit test world “Avalancha” on Club Penguin Island. This was a bug and it happened when I noticed that four moderators were online. I decided to jump to GoldenStallion first.
Here is my discovery on a Club Penguin Island test server.