CP Rewritten: DJ Maxx Visits – 03/07/18

View DJ Maxx tracker here

This is just a quick post to let you know that DJ Maxx visited today on the server Marshmallow, and was tracked by the mascot tracker (see proof here).

UPDATE: Cadence just made an appearance at 21:45 (PST) today too on Marshmallow!

He did not have a new background – it was not his Halloween background but his other one. Congratulations if you met him and good luck meeting him if you didn’t!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

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Here’s what happened yesterday…

Hi,

This is probably going to be the final “Status update” to Club Penguin Mountains for a while, but I just wanted to clarify some of the issues of this blog yesterday, though everything is okay.

Why couldn’t I view Club Penguin Mountains yesterday?

For some of yesterday, Club Penguin Mountains was down as I was attempting to transfer the domain to a new self-hosted website. Unfortunately, after three attempts, the transfer failed due to the new laws which the new host aren’t ready to deal with yet.

You may have received a warning saying Club Penguin Mountains is not secure, and I just want to clarify this. Any message like that which appeared is the default scenario when a domain transfer occurs, regardless of which website. It does not reflect the actual security of this website.

Club Penguin Mountains is, and always has been, completely secureYou can view our Privacy Policy here.

Will Club Penguin Mountains be self-hosted?

Sadly, no, I have decided that Club Penguin Mountains will remain hosted with WordPress.com. All content will be exactly like you are used to, and nothing will change.

What was self-hosted?

Basically, self-hosted was a less restricting version of WordPress, which would have meant I could offer new things on this site. Immediately, that would have meant an improved design and tracker notifications, which are two of the most requested things.

Unfortunately, it was just too complicated to follow through, especially with the domain transfer, and also because hundreds of images and posts were “lost” during the transfer. I decided it would be better to stick with WordPress.com overall.

What does this mean?

There are two main points which I wanted to convey in this blog post:

  • Club Penguin Mountains will remain exactly how it was like day before yesterday and how you see it now – nothing will change
  • Any warnings of Club Penguin Mountains not being secure was the result of a normal domain transfer – this is usual, and this blog is secure (after all, it is just a blog)

Once again, I apologise for the inconvenience caused, but this time, there should be no further issues as I am certain of my decision to keep things the same.

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

Sorry for the downtime

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed for the last few hours a message saying that you can’t access Club Penguin Mountains, or an error message appearing when you try and load the site.

The reason for this isn’t too complicated: for the last few days, I’ve been trying to make one of the biggest changes ever to this blog, which is moving to a self-hosted version of WordPress. Basically, this would allow more helpful and useful content, and I wouldn’t be as restricted. For example, one benefit could be allowing notifications whenever a mascot is online.

Unfortunately, especially with issues of the domain, this hasn’t gone so smoothly, and a result, there has been and may continue to be some time where this website isn’t working. Please don’t worry, this website is (and will remain) completely secure, and you can see our privacy notice here.
Please do not worry if Club Penguin Mountains is unavailable for sometime, I will always try and fix it as quickly as possible.

Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience.

-Torres 126

A Year since Club Penguin Closed…

A couple of days ago, Club Penguin marked one year since they closed down their doors forever. Back then, there were concerns that perhaps this could completely be the end of the desktop’s version of the virtual world, but a year on, the community still thrives and private servers archive the enjoyment and fun.

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Club Penguin Mountains Returns Soon

This break has concluded

This time will allow me to consider the future of this blog, including which game I will be blogging about in the future, or if I will continue this blog at all. You will definitely hear from me soon, and this isn’t permanent.

I will likely keep you updated within the next one or two weeks, but you will hear more from me on this blog by the end of March, though likely earlier.

Waddle on,

-Torres 126

Club Penguin Rewritten is Closing Down

I don’t feel comfortable commenting on the situation right now, however the news has been broken. A statement can be viewed on the website here.

Today, February 26th, Club Penguin Rewritten is announcing that the virtual world will be discontinued on March 4th, 2018 permanently. After said date is passed, the game will be offline along with the website cprewritten.net. All data and accounts associated will be erased for security purposes. Any server claiming to be us will be fake unless addressed on our Twitters @CPRewritten and @CPRSupport.

There will be one last party, The Waddle On Party, which will take place Feb. 28 — Mar. 4.
At exactly Mar. 4, 14:00 Penguin Standard Time (or 21:00 GMT), the servers will be shutdown.
You can check the Clock Tower located at the Snow Forts.

Note to all our players: Thank you. It has been such an incredible ride throughout the last year. We created parties, events, meetups and so, so much love towards our virtual world — Club Penguin. Together as a community we proved that we can bring back our favourite world with life. We are strong and always will be. This closure is not the end of our journey, but a new chapter for new discoveries and experiences. There are several other Club Penguin servers out there that you can find to keep the world spinning. You can also join Disney’s Club Penguin Island to support the official brand. Club Penguin is a community, not one specific game. The world will keep spinning as long as we are united.

Feel free to take a trip down memory lane.

Thank YOU for everything,
— The Club Penguin Rewritten Team

CP Rewritten: Aunt Arctic Confirmed to Log on Again

Aunt Arctic visited the server Blizzard on Club Penguin Rewritten for just under an hour earlier today, but unfortunately many penguins, including myself, were not able to meet her.

The good news is that the administrator Joee has confirmed that Aunt Arctic will return this month before the Penguin Play Awards ends. Today is also the day the 50th edition of the Club Penguin Rewritten Times will be published, so it is also fairly possible she may visit today again (not confirmed).

Aunt Arctic was also visiting with a new Penguin Play Awards themed background, so I am extremely hopeful to meet her again! You can find a manual tracker to increase your chances of meeting her here.

Thank you very much for reading, waddle on!

-Torres 126

Club Penguin Island: Holiday Party Decorations

The Club Penguin Island team have shared some decorations for the Winter Holiday Party coming to the island next month! Surprisingly, Coins for Change will also be making a return to the island!

The team made a post on the blog here, sharing lots of photos and also a small amount of information. Could this line suggest Herbert, or maybe some other activity? I really hope that there is a bit more to do than the Halloween Party!

All will be calm and all will be bright–until something suspicious hinders the hype! Every penguin will have to work together to help save the holiday festivities.

The most exciting screenshot is the one of Island Central, which looks absolutely beautifully decorated! There’s a darker sky, lots of trees, wreaths, stars and other decorations! It looks amazing! But also most notably, we can see the pot for Coins for Change! I’m so glad to see that make a return!

Also in Island Central will be a Holiday Feast, hosted by Aunt Arctic! Along with lots of (new) food, we can also see what appears to be some rewards, including items and party supplies! I’m really hoping that we will see a system similar to the advent calendar when the party hits the island!

The other thing which the screenshot shows is how Igloos & Interiors will look like when opened! Also, what is that mysterious target and those Christmas trees? I reckon that they have to do with saving the Holiday Party!

The Stage will also receive some decorations, and we can see the presents in the back! Hopefully every few days, you will be able to open up the present to receive a reward!

The final screenshot posted was a few more decorations on Mt. Blizzard! We can see presents, lights, a tree and a wreath, but nothing too exciting here!

Overall, the Holiday Party looks amazing, especially in Island Central! My only hope is that there are multiple activities that last the whole event, unlike the Halloween Party and that there is an advent calendar! The team also posted an emoji sneak peek here. 

I’m also extremely glad to see Coins for Change return, for those who aren’t aware what that is, virtual coins are donated in-game by us, but then the team donate real money to specific causes in the real world! I’m curious to know what those causes will be this year!

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

-Torres 126

Club Penguin Beta Test Party – #WaddleOn (New Series)

12 years ago today, for only four hours, the first party took place on Club Penguin. It was the Beta Test Party. The concept was simple, to try and test the servers before releasing the game, and the reward was an “ugly” beta hat, plus an opportunity to hang out with some of the staff.

On September 20th 2005, the team released a post titled “BIG PARTY!!!!”, inviting everyone to the first ever party. It was revealed in the New Horizons Documentary that the team needed some way of trying to be able to test the servers, and this seemed like the best way to do so. 155 penguins were online at the same time during the day.

There were two separate parties, one suited for people in Europe and the other suited for people in North America, each one lasting two hours each. Although twelve rooms existed during this event, one of the most famous screenshots is from the Book Room. In it are Screenhog and Billybob, both playing Mancala.

A significant part of this party was indeed the Party Hat, an item that was made to be hopefully undesirable by combining two tacky colours (pink and yellow) on a classic cone-shaped hat. It didn’t work, and was quickly regarded as the rarest item in Club Penguin. You could see it in the Gift Shop, the Coffee Shop on Club Penguin’s anniversary and if lucky enough, on a beta tester.

This series is cancelled

So the reason I post this isn’t really because of this party. I’m starting a new series, which may seem familiar to you from three posts I made the day Club Penguin closed. The new category is…

#WaddleOn

The idea is to randomly post about some events (usually parties) that happened a few years ago, most of which I enjoyed. I felt this would be a good party to start with, as it is the basis for the whole party concept as a whole. Classic Club Penguin had some incredible parties (and admittedly, some not so great ones) and I’m really excited to go over those again.

I hope that you will continue to read the new series as time goes on later this year, and I’m probably going to revisit some really epic parties starting with Operation Puffle. Remember that one? It feels like ages ago now, but it was amazingly well decorated with some great adventures, so I hope you’re looking forward to that. Thank you very much for reading and don’t forget to check back for CP Island/Rewritten news and guides too!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

Back to School!

It’s that time of year again, the one which loads of videos about how awful school is come out, the island becomes slightly more inactive and penguins return to school! This includes myself, and after a month of exciting new content on Club Penguin Rewritten and fun on Club Penguin Island, summer is over…

I just wanted to take this moment to wish everybody the best of luck during the new school year and whilst school has resumed for me, I’ll still be creating content almost everyday! In fact, I’ve got some new cool things to share with you this month, including the first edition of The Rewritten Written Magazine, which will hopefully be out in a few days!

Best of luck to everybody starting school again (including myself, hehe)! Waddle on!

-Torres 126