The Penguin Playoffs 

Hello, everyone!

As I mentioned in my previous post, the So Long CP Kickoff went very well! In this post, I will be announcing the next event in this project. If you have read the title, you may have an idea of what the event is called and what it is about. I am excited to reveal the next event which is called…

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Before Game Over, we must Game On!

This event is all about mini-games! Club Penguin is full of them and we need to make the most of them before the game ends on March 29th.

Some of the greatest things about Club Penguin are the old and nostalgic games within it. Uniting the community together – for an event like this – will remind us all of the glory days! The Penguin Playoffs will ensure that every penguin will have fun, no matter how competitive you are. Instead of an intense tournament, it’s more like a celebration of the fantastic mini-games on Club Penguin. Nevertheless, this won’t stop you from having your own little competitions with the event!

If you are interested in attending, the event will be starting at the Ice Rink. For about 10 minutes, we will be hanging out there (playing ice hockey if you really feel like it) and getting sort into two groups. The So Long CP hosts will be doing this and the reason for it is because we want as many penguins to play – as possible! Therefore, splitting the attendees into two large groups will mean that we can play more games simultaneously with each other.

In other words…

There are going to be two teams. These are: #TeamAstro and #TeamIce. These names will not have much significance during the event but they will be important for penguins who get lost. The hosts of each team will be tweeting out live room updates during the event so make sure you keep an eye on these hashtags.

Once the teams have been sorted at the Ice Rink, the hosts will direct you to your first game station. There are 4 game stations in total!

#TeamAstro will begin the playoffs at the Puffle Lodge, playing Find Four. #TeamIce will begin the playoffs at the Dance Club, playing Dance Contest. The main goal is to play with many of your friends or acquaintances! There will be 15 minutes allowed at each game pinguinosledracer-recordstation, before it is time to move around the carousel. #TeamAstro will then be able to Sled Race, on Ski Hill, whilst #TeamIce move onto Card-Jitsu! That includes Fire, Water and Snow too!

After another 15 minutes have passed, the two teams will switch with each other. So, #TeamAstro goes to the Dance Club and #TeamIce will go to the Puffle Lodge. If you work out the math, it means that there will be a total 60 minutes of game time! After the whole process is complete, both teams will then reunite at the Ice Rink, and then the event will finish there. As you can tell, this event requires a lot of moving around but it will be done with ease! More importantly, it means that we can play more games (without having to wait) at the same time!

So, that is the main plan we have for the event! The So Long CP team have spent a while trying to plan this so it should be very fun! If you are planning on attending the event, feel free to use the hashtags: #GameOn and #SoLongCP – yourself – to promote the event and share it with your friends.

I think it will be smart of me to actually let you know when this event will be happening! The event will take place on…

Saturday, 11th February, 2:00 PM (PST) on server Marshmallow. 

I have also made an invitation for the event, which you will likely be seeing – frequently – on Twitter. Again, we would appreciate your support if you shared these invitations out so that we can get as many penguins, involved, as possible.

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If you have any questions about The Penguin Playoffs, please leave them in the comments section, below. 

Now, I think that is all I need to say in this post. Be sure to check out the So Long CP page for updated information on the project and events, such as this. There are still many time slots available for CP Around The Clock so check out what this event is about and please get involved if you’re interested! Thank you for reading and I hope you are all excited for this event!

Waddle On!

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Keep on Smiling!

Hello, everyone!

Club Penguin has done a great job at entertaining its penguins for (more or less) eight years. The question is: what about the three remaining years? From 2014, parties have been noticeably lacklustre which means that, for us, we may not be having as much fun as we had back then. And that gives us the right to go wild about complaining, am I right? Not really. Did you know that Club Penguin is working on something big? I am sure you did know that! I’m afraid that big things like the project they are working on, currently, require some sacrifices. We are lucky that Club Penguin hasn’t sacrificed its life, but instead its quality. We can still play the game! The whole Club Penguin community have a massive online game still in grasp, and it has come to a time when we don’t know what else to do with it anymore. Maybe it is time to revisit some techniques that have been pushed away in history. Maybe it is time to grant your sceptical ego a rest while we keep on smiling, together!

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In today’s Waddle Guide (it sure has been a while), it is time for me to share with you some tips and suggestions that may help you with your online experience of Club Penguin. To be fair, everyone – including me – has been getting bored of the parties lately. It doesn’t help when they are augmented over a couple of months either. Funnily enough, we don’t need these parties anymore. Yes, they may be Club Penguin’s most important and advertised feature of the game. Yes, they offer new experiences to the island. But anyone can conjure up new experiences, am I right? Indeed, I am.

Club Penguin players, I hope you will find this post helpful and hopefully you will be enlightened by my ideas that can make your Club Penguin legacy something to remember. Let’s begin!

Be the party animal!

Statistically, over 80% of Club Penguin’s audience, on average, log on to the game for less than 10 minutes (I totally did not just make that up). That is not a satisfying statistic. It proves that so many players are getting bored; all they do is log on, see what’s new and log off. Club Penguin is about waddling around and meeting new friends. Well, it was about that originally. Most of the older audience should still live by this motto so don’t be afraid to get the party started. If you see a penguin lifelessly present in your chatroom, get them to dance or tell you about their favourite things. In other words, act compassionately. You may not behave like this usually but, when you are living online, you can get away with being the best person you can be. On Club Penguin, you can exaggerate it even more because (why not?!) you are a penguin!

Club Penguin allows you to conversate with anyone! You have access to emotes and the speed chat function. You even have the will to communicate hand coordinated messages providing that they can bypass the chat filter (if you know what I mean). Club Penguin is not just a game; it is also a party that is waiting to be kicked off! How about you be the party animal? I am almost 100% sure that at least one penguin will join in with you. If they don’t, you are clearly freaking them out. Do not over-do it!

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What is Club Penguin without a little bit of roleplay? On Club Penguin, you have the chance to let your inner child run wild. If you want there to be a dark force awakening, let there be one and warn your fellow peers that they will come and attack you. Tell them to hide somewhere and convince the server to rendezvous in one chatroom. It may sound cruel but what is there to blame other than your “overreactive imagination”? Managing to gather as many penguins as possible is something impressive, and it will naturally influence other penguins to go along with the story.

Club Penguin Space do an excelling job at this so I thought that promoting it, even more, will result in more surprises for players online. It is something fun to witness. I guarantee that the conflicting imaginations from every penguin the room will progress the story in many, odd directions! It – certainly – brings a smile to your face and it makes you feel like you have achieved something. Moreover, other penguins are likely to appreciate it because we all know that nothing ever goes on in their average, penguin lives. You can be the hero and inspire other penguins to do what you do. Of course, you can even be the villain. Do whatever your heart desires!

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Little acts of kindness!

Did you know that making someone else’s day also makes your day too? If you see a penguin with vibrant hair or a penguin with a cute puffle, remember that it doesn’t cost a penny for you to acknowledge and compliment on these things. Just think. Saying something kindwinter-penguin-female to someone can boost their self-esteem. You can save a person from having a bad day; all it takes is a couple of seconds! Little acts of kindness can make you
feel like a better person and, most importantly, it benefits the lives of other people too. Do not restrict yourself to online only. Be kind and compassionate to people you know in real life or to a random stranger who inspires you. Again, I am sure a smile will appear on their face. Everyone knows how contagious smiling can so don’t be surprised to find yourself doing the same thing.

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Take a step forward!

I mentioned earlier that parties are no longer a priority to Club Penguin. As right as I am, that cannot stop a creative community from organising their own. Any tweeting penguins out there know, for a fact, that we love a good party. Almost daily, when I log onto Twitter, I see invitations going out to every single penguin. You may have seen ‘CP Around The Clock’, ‘Club Penguin United’ and birthday invitations flying around your Twitter Timelines. In the past, there have been extraordinary events such as ’31 Days of CP’ and the ‘Club Penguin Elections’. ‘Rare Records’ was an event created by myself; it was a celebration of music. Events like these portray dedication that the community is willing to give for its game. That is why Club Penguin has an amazing community.

Interestingly, it is not that difficult to prepare an event of your own. It would help you out a lot if you had access to some form of social media, like Twitter so that you can promote it to other players. You can celebrate anything you want. The more unique it is, the better! Taking this step forward and offering a new experience to players of the game is a courageous and scary thing to do but it will make a lot of penguins smile. Because everyone in the Club Penguin community is caring, everyone will support you. There is nothing to worry about regarding this since the community is appreciative of these events or parties. The key to an event is always the enjoyment. Sometimes, things may not go your way, but as long as it keeps the community entertained, you will have succeeded!

That is all of my tips, that I had in mind for this post, covered! I am hoping that at least one of them inspired or motivated you to become a happier penguin. Now, since this post is all about smiling, I cannot finish this post without leaving you with something that will bring a smile to your face. Are you ready for a little bit of magic?

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Thank you so much for reading and please do me a favour: keep on smiling!

Waddle On!

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My Club Penguin Perception

Hello everyone!

This is just a random post inspired by what I do on this blog. I felt that it has been a while since I did a similar post on this, discussing how my Club Penguin blogging is from a different perspective than anyone else’s. Well since I, probably, have new readers and new aims, I felt that it would be appropriate to share with you how I visualise Club Penguin blogging and why I blog in a different way than most people, usually do.

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So I first started off my Club Penguin blogging by posting regular updates that I wanted to share with the community. Every time Club Penguin would post something on their blog, I would try to echo the message on my own. Though I managed to gain some popularity and attention with this style of blogging, I didn’t like it at all (if I were totally honest). Why? Because you feel so concealed and suppressed with what you can do. You are restricted to the facts that you are practically “reposting” and I found that such a struggle; it bored me all the time. This also put me off my voluntary work on other people’s blogs. Most of my time was taken up to – literally – stare at Club Penguin for every hour of every day waiting for an update to be posted. And then this would lead onto that game where every CLub Penguin blog races to see who would be able to post it first; it was kind of annoying. No offence to some of the bloggers who hired me, but I also felt so pressured which is something I do not want when I blog because it just makes me stressed and defeats the object of blogging, in my opinion. Why blog about something when you are not even having fun? You don’t get paid. You are likely to be noticed only by the community. It takes a lot of time and effort. But if you make it fun, it is definitely worth it!

So I thought “how would I be able to cope with this for as long as I continue my blogging?”. I had no idea how to answer this question which made me think deeper about what blogs are all about. A blog defines you. In my opinion, every blog should have their own “personality” which reflects who you are and what you think of everything around you. Therefore I began to think how cool it would be to start something totally new. I wanted to pursue a new goal and that was to post about stuff I wanted to talk about other than just repeating what the Club Penguin blog give to us. As a result, this inspired me to move to WordPress where I could continue my blogging with a fresh aim that motivated me. From then on, I started to produce new and exciting posts that I loved making such as Island Discussions, Community Collabs and Waddle Guides (previously known as ‘Weekly Waddle Guides’). As new, unique topics began to grow and expand, I changed the name of my blog from ‘Blue’s Blog’ to ‘The Blue Blog’! Why did I do this? I did this because I wanted my blog to sound like its own thing. ‘Blue’s Blog’ shows property and I felt that it would be cooler if it sounded like it existed as its own thing so that it is not just a blog that I own. Plus, it sounds way more interesting!

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The Missing Ingredient

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since my last Community Collab topic on this blog but a recent event has inspired me to talk about a new topic that I find very interesting. This topic is actually quite ambitious and can have an affect on how we could play Club Penguin in the future.

For months – even years – there has been that struggle when we play Club Penguin. We may feel restricted when parties are on, especially when they don’t offer much to do. So this basically results in bored penguins who log in once or twice a week to check out any updates. A lot of us probably waddle very little and this has lead to a virtual world that is no longer as vibrant as it used to be. Now, let’s be honest. We probably can’t change the way Club Penguin design their parties. We could have an influence, but it wouldn’t always go our way. Not because the team would never listen to us; it’s because the way things are going right now with Project: Super Secret being the team’s focus for a while now. Obviously, that is the reason why Club Penguin is going downhill.

But there is still something we can do. As a community.

Last night, I attended Riyita’s Club Penguin Elections 2016. When I first heard about these elections, I was like “huh?”. I mean, when would you usually hear about something like that around the community? I was curious so I researched into it a bit. The preparation and thought going into this event seemed very impressive, when I first saw the post on Club Penguin Space. It seemed very professional and Riyita invited penguins from the community to sign up as candidate to represent two teams. The Sharks and The Construction. Both teams have their own endeavours which would be mentioned at the several debates involved with this event and the best candidate who presents their idea the best, wins the election. And so on…

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Blogging From Another Perspective

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In this post I am going to explain how my Blog is different from others relevant to Club Penguin. I have always put out there how I aim to make my Blog unique; the site tagline: “The Unique One.” even proves it. I am not going to lie but I guess that my blog posts may sound boring since it is something different to get used to. Usually, you would probably be interested in the latest drama on Club Penguin and sometimes you may catch the odd new story now and then. My Blog has never really been like that and there are a number of reasons to define this.

Firstly, I find that blogging about something different may appeal to people more often due to an exciting, new post to share about. Recently, that doesn’t seem to be the case since I find that a lot of my posts go unnoticed. I am not going to blame anyone here but I am just communicating a point. The way I see Club Penguin may be a total different way you see it. Being a 14 year old, I surprisingly held onto some imagination from when I was younger and I am yet fading out from it. Most often, I find Club Penguin quite boring and I could have left around a year ago or sooner. For the last year I have created this Blog to change the way I interpret Club Penguin by using some imagination. Even though my imagination could be quite weird, I sometimes think that my approach to Club Penguin is realistic and exaggerated.

Some of you may know that I love mysteries! Any puzzles or quests will attract me and that is what I try to seek for in Club Penguin. Funny enough, I find that these posts are probably the most popular ones I create even though they are not exactly the usual post you will come across. Yes, I seek for mysteries within the world of Club Penguin but I find it very difficult to actually crack them or even discover them. This is where most of my imagination kicks in which then leads to some exaggeration. Since Club Penguin is a virtual world targeted for kids, I find that my mature approach tends to become too realistic so that it almost creates a different world. I am not saying that my theories and mysteries are false and non existent but I do sometimes question whether I take things too seriously. The team may not even be purposely planning mysteries in Club Penguin however you get the od one now and then but it is designed for chat and meet ups within a frosty world.

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