Note: less research on this blog since I still remember EVERYTHING (or most things) for this. TBH, if I do need to research, I will use the Official Guide book, YouTube videos and the Wikia. Also… this post is really personal to me since Club Penguin was my jam.
For those who don’t know, Club Penguin is the first fandom I’ve ever joined in my entire life since May of 2007 (hey, that’s where my username came from). And just saying, I’ve seen how it was like when it was it’s old browser, I joined just 2 months before Disney bought the game and I was there when meeting Billybob (Lane Merrifield – one of the creators) is like achieving something in your (Club Penguin) bucket list. Like f*** meeting Gary or Aunt Artic or Rockhopper, Billybob is the real deal! And he came back online last year during the 10 year anniversary (which I couldn’t go due to HSC exams… so I needed to study my butt of for my exams).
I’ve seen things come and go, I was there when the Stage was being developed (but was then destroyed), I was there when the Dojo was basically a hub for 12 year olds saying ‘TEAM USA, USA USA!!!’ and ‘JAPAN, JAPAN, JAPAN’ and the old PSA HQ which was really simplistic and tacky and my 10 year old brain was like ‘how does one teleport when you click a tv screen?‘. I was even there when the wigs were first created, when the Hydro Hopper was originally called ‘Ballistic Biscuit’ and… oh god… so many memories!!!
Basically, you could say I’m a retired penguin since I left the game in 2012. Why? Because the game keeps changing and the old stuff that used to be there are slowly disappearing (plus I got interested in Minecraft).
But back in July, after the ‘Roast Yourself Challenge – Diss Track’ video by Danisnotonfire, a few online friends and I decided to change our usernames to our DJ names and this is what I choose for my dj name:
Yeah… once a Club Penguin trash, always a Club Penguin trash…
So for the celebration of the 11th year of Club Penguin, here are top 10 Reasons why I think Club Penguin is now bad (or at least lost it’s appeal to old players)
Note: I’ve been binge watching a few Club Penguin videos and many people agree to these reasons