CP Rewritten: Selection in Puffle Launch Introduced

The Puffle Launch selection which you may be familiar with from classic Club Penguin has now been brought over to Club Penguin Rewritten!

It’s fairly minor, but when playing Puffle Launch now, you’ll be able to choose the puffle which you want to play from all of the ones you’ve adopted.

Previously, you’d just be stuck with a red puffle, irrespective of whether or not you owned one.

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: Furniture Catalog Secrets – January 2020

A new Better Igloos catalog has been released on Club Penguin Rewritten, filled with a variety of items, including lights, kitchenware and seating furniture! It is the first catalog of the year.

View all secrets here

As always, in this post, I will be sharing all the secrets/cheats inside the catalog! A circle and an arrow represents that a secret is hidden there and the image next to it is the item which you can get by clicking there.

Page one contains three secrets: HDTV, Concert Lights and Show Lights.

Page two contains a further three secrets, which are the Formal Chair, the Curved Desk and the Blue Curtain.

Page three contains the Mona Lisa (painting) and the Sunset Painting.

I am pretty certain this covers all the cheats/secrets, but I will update it immediately if not! Thank you very much for reading, be sure to check back for more of the latest news and guides for Club Penguin Rewritten!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126


CP Rewritten: Devcast for Australian Fires

As you may be aware, a whole bunch of fires are currently raging in Australia – in fact, they’re the size of Belgium when all combined, and the area of smoke is the same as Europe. These are causing a variety of concerns for people living there, and has damaged a lot of wildlife.

In an attempt to raise some awareness for this, the Club Penguin Rewritten team will be holding a charity donation stream and Devcast. For those who aren’t aware, Devcast is a little podcast where the cast discuss stuff.

It will be on January 16th at 9pm GMT. As part of the stream, you will be able to donate to help the fires, and you’ll receive a treasure book code for doing so. I should urge you to please not donate without permission from a parental figure, though these donations are absolutely genuine.

There will also be a new Treasure Book series for when this occurs. I’ll let you know if more is revealed, thank you for reading!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten Times: Issue #140 – Flight

A new edition of the Club Penguin Rewritten Times has been released! This one is notable because it contains the Coins for Change results, but it also alludes to this month’s party.

For the best experience, I would recommend reading the paper for yourself online as it always contains a variety of cool things such as artwork, but as always, I will summarise the news revealed.

This paper revealed the Coins for Change results:

  • Medical help: 23%
  • Protect the Earth: 44%
  • Building homes: 32%
  • Total donated: 443,162,500 coins (Wow! For context, in 2017, 66,349,900 coins were donated)

It also revealed some information regarding upcoming updates:

  • “The rumours seem to be true” regarding this month’s party – the most prevalent rumour is that it will be a Festival of Flight, especially after the team recently backtracked on previous comments saying it would never return. There’ll be “quite a view”
  • Tomorrow, a new Furniture catalog will be released
  • On January 16th, a new space-related Stage play will be released, along with a new pin

It’s really amazing to see how much was donated to Coins for Change! As a reminder, those figures serve as a vote to how a specific amount of money will be donated. I’ll let you know if figures are released translating them into actual money (they were in 2017).

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

Lance Priebe on The Ethics & Legality of Private Servers

Welcome to the first Mountains Monday post! As it’s the first Monday of the month, this post is going to contain an interview, and the topic is The Ethics of Private Servers. You’ll see why that’s crossed out soon!

I’d like to give a big thank you to Lance Priebe, who you may know as rsnail (the creator of Club Penguin), for taking some time to discuss this topic with me. It’s a completely fascinating one, in which we explore everything from the legality to the morality of servers such as Club Penguin Rewritten.

A brief context for those who aren’t aware: even before the official Club Penguin closed, many “private” servers existed. These are unofficial games run by fans, but based on that official game. The example which we’re all familiar with is Club Penguin Rewritten.

rsnail caused some controversy recently when he expressed support for criminally charging private servers. He cited that Disney had been busy merging for Fox, but that a Digital Media Team would inevitably be appointed, after which there would be a crackdown on private servers.

The legal justification for Club Penguin Rewritten, and indeed the one which most private servers confide in, is that these servers are an “educational instance”. This is found on the Play page too, which mentions 17 U.S. Code § 107.

Lance, however, stated that he believes that is not adequate enough for servers to operate, and that private servers are illegal.

Without a license to operate the server, I believe these servers are illegal. Many young developers believe they can use copyrighted material under the “Fair Use Act”. You may want to seek legal counsel and read the law very carefully. Please remember Disney currently owns all the rights to Club Penguin.

I should clarify now that this does not mean you will be in legal trouble for playing a private server, but is in reference to whether the administrators are operating legally.

I believe it is important to have permission to operate and run a world like Club Penguin.

No private server currently has permission from Disney.

This became even more controversial on November 3rd 2019, when the Club Penguin Rewritten team opened up donations, under the questionable pretence of being for running the servers.

One of the four administrators referred to the donations as “dirty scamming money”.

But even the phrase “private server” seems a bit odd. Indeed, this is where the issues stem from.

A private server that helps young developers learn how to create worlds is great. But a server with over 5 million players and promoted on public channels is not very “private”.

The key word in Private servers is “private”. My concern is with servers that are “public”.

It is possible to set up a genuine private (also known as a localhost) server which you can only play on locally using your computer. This is not the case with the servers which we know – we are all able to play on them, and as such, they are hardly very private.

Still relating to law, though not revolving around existence, is the question of morality. Is it right that teenagers and young adults are in control of a game with millions of accounts, primarily those created by minors? There are two concerns:

  1. Database breaches/actual data (of which there has been at least one already with Club Penguin Rewritten)
  2. Keeping people safe in-game

My second [concern] is the safety of children online. The team at Club Penguin worked very hard to keep kids safe online. This was and continues to be our highest value. A number of countries including the United States has laws and requirements for operators of websites or online services directed at children under the age of 13. The fines for violating these requirements can be very expensive.

It is worth noting that Club Penguin Rewritten does have a team of moderators, but other servers struggle with maintaining safety in-game, and that’s a problem, particularly when games target themselves as the “rebirth” of Club Penguin.

These have only been echoed by countless Google searches now showing unofficial content before official content, and there is a genuine risk of a damage to the game’s legacy. It’s quite paradoxical considering the intention is to continue it, but is there a better way? Lance encourages urging Disney to bring it back.

I have always appreciated the Club Penguin fans and I love that they want to keep it alive. I want to encourage you to do the right thing. Continue to ask Disney to bring it back and let’s continue to make the internet a safe place for everyone to explore.

However, that can certainly seem implausible too. So where do private servers sit? Is there an educational purpose for them?

Lance once said that he “learned how to make virtual worlds by running a private server”, and I wondered if it was unfair to now be so critical of them.

Nope [it isn’t unfair]. You’re always welcome to create your own private server or prototype for learning. The issue is when you make your game public. Yes, I ran my own UO private server. The total number of players was one. (Me). Then I started creating Club Penguin and making Club Penguin the public server.

I continue to encourage young developers to use what they have learned and begin to create their own worlds.

I asked Lance how he’d like to see servers adapt to the criticisms of them to make them safer and more ethical.

I would like to see creators making their own servers with their own new and original characters and worlds.

Lance has a really interesting (and in a way, first-hand) perspective on this topic, and I’ve been fascinated to hear it. In regards to the initial context for the controversy, I should add that it was caused regarding servers for Box Critters (Lance’s new project).

He confirmed that he intended to shut down “private” servers for his new game.

A critter!

In my opinion, whilst there are genuine concerns about Club Penguin Rewritten, it remains the safest unofficial server out there and to me, it seems the most realistic way of being able to continue the game’s legacy.

Private servers are not good or bad. They are just tools. It’s what developers decide to do with them. I really look forward to seeing new worlds and characters that inspire another generation.

I hope that you enjoyed this first interview! I’d like to give a massive thank you to rsnail for his time and thoughts, it’s greatly appreciated!

I found this topic to be a fascinating one to start with, and I hope for to be able to discuss a huge variety of things related to in-game and not – and some more light-hearted than this! But I hope you enjoyed this different style of post, thank you for reading!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

Introducing Mountains Monday

Okay, okay, excuse the awkward alliteration, but I felt it worked nicely. Let me explain what the plan is though. Since it’s a new year, every Monday, I’m hoping to make a post not related to anything in-game.

I’ve held a few polls to try and establish a schedule, but this is really flexible and can easily be tweaked as things move on. So here’s what I’m thinking:

  • 1st Monday of the month: interview with someone about a specific topic
  • 2nd Monday of the month: a memory from classic Club Penguin
  • 3rd Monday of the month: giveaway for half a dozen or so Card Jitsu cards (physical merchandise)
  • 4th Monday of the month: this is something I’m still working on!
  • 5th Monday of the month: either another memory or another Card Jitsu giveaway (there’s only a few months with five Mondays)

The overall idea is to create posts which involve the community, because I think that could be really fun! So here’s a little about each one.

Featuring igloos: the concept behind this is that some particularly beautiful igloos could be featured on this blog, in order to inspire others on how to use some of the furniture currently available. In a poll, 83% of people were interested by this idea, so I think it could be fun and I wanted to give it a shot.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a igloo! In order to avoid conflicting with another community project which revolves around igloos, I’ve decided not to feature igloos. I’m unsure what it’ll be replaced with, but I’m sure you’ll see soon!

Interview with a someone about a specific topic: this, well, I have no clue how this will turn out. The intention is to pick a topic, and analyse someone’s views on it. There will be some light-hearted and some serious ones. 83% voted for this, and I’ll try to make them interesting and enjoyable. You can find the first one here, which is an interview with rsnail, the creator of Club Penguin.

Memory from classic Club Penguin: this could literally be anything: an event, party, room, mascot, but it’ll be something completely random. I thought it’d be fun to do something random and obscure like this, and it could be quite nostalgic. (96% voted for this)

Giveaway for 5 or 6 Card Jitsu cards: after the Holiday Giveaway, many people enjoyed the Bonus Questions. It’s quite tricky to have too many giveaways due to postage, but a surprising number of people are interested in Card Jitsu cards (90% voted for this idea). This will provide an opportunity to hold some more challenging questions too!

So as you can gather, these are a variety of posts, and they may be tweaked on the future depending on your feedback. I hope you’ll enjoy them, and check out the first one here!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Possibility of Party with Night Sky

This month’s Penguin Style features a night sky in the background, so there’s been many rumours on whether or not the party this month will be set during the night.

I wanted to share this with you, as it seems relevant, though it may not necessarily be confirming anything. It does suggest that a nighttime party is a possibility though.

Player: I wonder what the party will be as the Winter Fiesta is basically deconfirmed. Seems to be night themed.

CP Rewritten: You’ll be seeing what we have in store very soon 🧐

I personally read that as an indication that this month’s party could be set when the island is dark, though this isn’t a confirmation. I just wanted to share this with you so you could make up your own mind.

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: Festival of Flight Comments Retracted

The latest edition of the Penguin Style has contained numerous items relating to flights, and have left many wondering if there will be a Festival of Flight. Previously, last year, an administrator said that party would never return.

These comments have now been retracted by Halopona, a moderator, and this was also echoed by the moderator JJ Sykes.

That (hagrid’s comments) was said a long time ago. We always listen to what the community want. If it’s something you guys really want back, chances are we have taken that into consideration.

-Halopona, Club Penguin Rewritten moderator

This could allude to another Festival of Flight, but it is unclear how the event will work considering the storyline was a one-off event. I’ll let you know if more is revealed!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126

CP Rewritten: January 2020 Penguin Style Secrets

A new Penguin Style has been released on Club Penguin Rewritten, featuring a variety of flight-related items as well as a dark sky!

View all Penguin Style secrets here

In this post, I will be sharing all the secrets (or cheats) inside the catalog! A circle and arrow represents that a secret is hidden there and the image next to it is the item which you can get by clicking there.

Page one contains several secrets: the Blue Vest, the Pilot Cap, the Aviator Goggles and the Test Glider.

Page two contains more secrets: The Flutterby, the Blue Wool Socks, the Winter Cape and the Viking Helmet.

As always, you can click the location of the Viking Helmet three times for the Blue Viking Helmet!

Page three contains three secrets: the Red Scarf, Read Earmuffs and Snowshoes.

Whilst it is possible that an item could’ve been missed, this post will be updated immediately if it is incorrect. For now, I am fairly certain that these are all the secrets! I hope that this guide helped, thank you very much for reading!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126


CP Rewritten: Snowflake Tile Pin Location

A new pin has been hidden on Club Penguin Rewritten until January 16th. You can find this pin at the Mine Shack, just by the Herbert statue at the top of the room. It is the Snowflake Tile pin.

To obtain this pin, click it and then click “Yes”. It will be then be added to your inventory so that you can wear it as well as your stampbook! If someone is blocking it, I would suggest going on a less empty server to obtain it.

Thank you very much for reading, I hope that this guide helped! Be sure to check back for more of the latest Club Penguin Rewritten news and guides!

Waddle on!

-Torres 126