Friday, June 29, 2012

July 2012 Party Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone! Yesterday Happy77 posted something about next month's party: the Music Jam! As you may know, each year Club Penguin makes a special party focused in Music, named "Music Jam" In the party, the rooms are turned into performing stages, there are concerts everywhere, there is awesome music, Cadence appears in the Island, and there are member - only rooms named "Casa Fiesta" ( it's in spanish ) and the Rooftop. But this year, Club Penguin is going to change this party in a very different way. To start, they are changing the party's name from "Music Jam" to "Make your Mark: Ultimate Jam". Also, they are adding 2 new CP mascots to Club Penguin: Rocky and CeCe, the main characters of Disney Channel's "Shake it Up" comedy series. That's right: more advertising, as we all predicted. And with "we" I mean some CP Bloggers and more people :/ I mean, it was quite logic that Club Penguin was planning to advertise more of Disney's Products. Thought the rooms seem to be renovated, there are many penguins upset with this new situation. Here is what Happy77 says about the party:  Happy77 here. There have been a lot of questions about what we've got in store for July. So I wanted to share a sneak peek of the party coming next month... Starting July 19, we're going to throw the biggest music and dance party you've ever seen! Club Penguin's annual Music Jam will be transformed into the "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Jam". It's going to be epic! And yes, there will be some special guest appearances at the party... Rocky and CeCe penguin personalities inspired by Disney Channel's hit series Shake It Up will be visiting the island! Of course, the island's resident dancer Cadence will also be there to show off her moves, too!

The Town ( in the first picture ) seems quite awesome, don't you think? It looks like a real - life city street and fortunately, a happy one. I think this party will be way better than the MARVEL party, but I still don't agree with the advertising stuff... As you already read, Happy77 has confirmed the participation of Rocky and CeCe during the party; but, what happens with Cadence and the Penguin Band? I guess that they will also appear in the party, but there's something that calls my attention: in the picture, Cadence appears with a microphone. Does that means that Cadence now dances AND sings? Well, if that's true, it would be something interesting to see... Maybe Club Penguin will add another special member - only room in this party, and I hope that they will also be adding more stuff for non-member penguins. Do you like Disney's "Shake it Up"? Are you excited for this party? Or not? To be sincere, I don't like the idea of Rocky and CeCe visiting the Island... more promotion :/ But well, there are many different opinions about all this; so if you really like this advertising parties, it's ok. Before ending this post, I would like to say something: I know that some of you already know about my Petition "Club Penguin: Stop Advertising" idea. I also know that there is a very small chance that it will work, but I'm trying.

But now that I think a little more about this, I see that it isn't very important. I mean, life is awesome, and we don't have to focus it in an online game. Instead of getting angry and full of hate, we should do something else, something different. You know, the World is a very BIG place, full of happiness and cool things to discover. We should read a book, go outside for a walk, be active, hangout with friends, play in family, etc. :) I know that many of you ( including me ) already do that and I'm very glad for that. I hope everyone will stay happy, no matter what. So thanks for reading, enjoy life, and see you later in Club Penguin Island!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Marvel's Superhero Takeover 2012!

Hello everyone! As you might know already, the Marvel Superhero Takeover party is now on at Club Penguin since last Thursday. I'm sorry for the delay of this post; I was quite busy these days and I couldn't post anything. Well, in this post I am going to talk about the theme this party has, some of its details and I will give you more information, of course. This party has a special theme; for the first time in Club Penguin history penguins are classified in 3 groups: Heroes, Villains and Citizens. Those who are Heroes are surrounded by a yellow ring, villains are surrounded by a black ring, and citizens by a blue ring ( that no one but the owner can see ) This party was made with the Idea to make Club Penguin look as a city; that can be devastated by Villains or saved by Heroes. Also, for the first time ever, members are able to buy Marvel Character's Costumes at the Gift Shop, such like Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Venom, Loki, and more. In this event, only 9 rooms has been changed ( some in the Town, Snow Forts and Plaza ) and there are 3 new rooms. In total, there are 12 rooms for this party. Quite a small amount, don't you think? I mean, normal parties are decorated with 19 rooms ( aproximately ) Let's continue:

In this "party", the main feature is that Heroes fight with Villains in order to protect Citizens. Besides the Marvel Costumes, Club Penguin made some special items that members can use: the Recharged Gloves. There are 3 different kinds of gloves, the ones who freeze ( blue ones ) the ones who make things explode ( the yellow one ) and the ones who cover things with a weird sustance ( the purple ones ) These gloves only make effect in things that have yellow and black stripes on them. The point is that Villains can use these gloves to make destruction and chaos. But, what can Heroes do? Nothing, we just try to catch them and put them in jail :/ Though Heroes can also use these gloves, there's no point because we are supposed to save the Island, not to destroy it just for fun. Let's continue: I'm sure you have heard about the Superhero HQ and the Villain Lair, right? They are some special rooms for Member - only penguins, and they have some secret entrances. The Superhero HQ is located above Club Penguin Island, while the SuperVillain Lair is located Underground. In there, we can easily recognize a machine that apperared in a Marvel's Movie, Spiderman 2.

And guess what? Like almost CP Parties, we have to defeat a Special Boss. This time, we have to defeat Destructobot in order to save the Island ( for Heroes ), or help it to destroy everything ( for Villains ). To challenge Destructobot, you have to go to the Snow Forts. There, you will see a large building in flames. You can help the Firefighters to turn down the fire, or you can battle there with the Recharged Gloves. But if you want to go directly with Destructobot, enter the building ( member - only ) There, you will see many boxes, barrels and more striped items. In front of you, you will be able to see a Countdown Clock that says "Next Attack" That means that when the countdown reaches 0, Destructobot will appear right there, and another Countdown will appear at the left - up side of the screen. This countdown will show how many time Destructobot will be there. Here are the Instructions about how to defeat it:

[ Heroes ]
In order to defeat Destructobot, you will have to be accompanied by many other Heroes. You will have to throw Snowballs ( using Special Gloves or not ) at the Targets that will appear. But stay sharp; the targets will dissappear and they will be relocated somwhere else. If you keep throwing Snowballs, Destructobot's Health Meter will decrease and start changing color; until the point it ends and you win. Congratulations, you just saved the Island this time! But Destructobot will be rebuilt, and the Countdown will start again, preparing you for another attack.

[ Villains ]
In order to battle Heroes and destroy the Island, you only have to follow one simple step: Throw snowballs at the green bucket that is located at the Right side of Destructobot. This will help Destructobot's Health Meter, increasing it. So when Heroes start to throw Snowballs at the Targets, you have Two Options: Throw Snowballs at the Green Bucket, or throw recharged Snowballs ( with any of the Recharged Gloves ) at the striped things that are located in the roofs; this will confuse Heroes. You win if, when the Countdown ends, Destructobot hasn't been destroyed already.

Here is a list of the rooms I recommend you to visit the most:

- Town
- Gift Shop
- Plaza
- Snow Forts
- Book Room
- Superhero HQ
- Villain Lair
- Pizza Parlor


Before ending this post; I would like to say a personal opinion about all this. I know that almost everyone where excited about this party ( including me ) because it involved Marvel, a very well - know company. But I thought this party was going to be more awesome, I mean; because the only interesting thing we can do is destroy things, "stop" villains and put them in jail; when they can just escape with no effort. But I'm sure that, if we are with several friends, this party would be better. I have to admit that I like the costumes, but I don't like what they mean. You know why? It means promotion. The entire party was made just to advertise Marvel, and I don't like that. And if you didn't knew, this party won't end until next month! So I thought that, if this party will be at Club Penguin for so long, at least the CP Team would have added more decorated rooms or more special features. Also, this party brings war in Club Penguin, thing that didn't happened before. There are rumors that Disney is planning to advertise more and more of their companies in Club Penguin in the future. For example, they just announced that they will promote "Shake it Up" ( a Disney Channel program ) in this year's Music Jam!

PLEASE Disney, stop your advertising plans in Club Penguin! We don't like them at all! I even wanted for a moment not to renew my Membership, because I won't pay for a website that promotes things. And if do, I will only do so just to continue bringing information to you in this blog. So please, Disney, if you are not going to listen our complains, at least make the Parties better. All this is taking Club Penguin its unique and amateur environment, and turning it into something different but bad. But if you like these things, its ok. I am just expressing my opinions; so if you don't agree with me, there is no problem. I hope that, besides all this promotion, Club Penguin will continue improving in other features of the Island. Thanks for reading and see you later in Club Penguin Island! :D

Sunday, June 10, 2012

+ Information: MARVEL's Superhero Takeover!

NOTE: The video that is located in this post will play immediatly when you enter this page. Sorry about that.

Hello everyone! I'm quite sure that you already know about Club Penguin's upcoming party, Marvel's Superhero Takeover. In this post I will talk about its benefits and some of its negative sides; plus I will bring you some sneak peeks of the party. To start, I think everyone have already seen a MARVEL movie. If you didn't knew, MARVEL is a company that makes Superheroes based in comics ( those comics where made some decades ago by the same company ) They make Action figures, comics, movies and more products. Also, if you didn't knew, Marvel was bought by Disney several months ago, which should explain why Club Penguin ( bought by Disney too since 2009 ) is making a party about this. This is the first time Club Penguin makes an entire party to promote something; in this case they are advertising Marvel and its products. Well, according to the Newspaper, this party will start in June 14, which is next Thursday. In this party, we will be able to choose a side: good or evil. If we choose good ( which I hope almost everyone will ) we can dress up of our favorite Marvel Superheroes, such as Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hulk. If we choose evil ( which I hope not ) we would be able to dress up as Marvel's Super Villains, like Loki, Venom, and more. Also, Club Penguin made a special web page of this party. To visit it, click here. ( Update: Club Penguin hasn't fixed a bug that doesn't lets you enter to this page, I'm sorry ) In that page you will be able to see each of the Superheroes and Supervillain's costumes that will be available during the party. There is also a special video. Here it is in case you haven't seen it already:

Well, I have to admit that this video can be quite disturbing for some kids. And did you hear what the voice said at the end? "Parent permission required" This means that CP is not quite safe for little kids anymore, because this party could be quite violent. If you didn't knew, the reason of all this is because of a Meteor that landed in the Dock. Yes, the same pink - purple meteor we could see through the Telescope of the Lighthouse during the Medieval Party. But, why is this Meteor so important? Well, according to an EPF Message, it restored Probot's energy, and it seems it will try to destroy Club Penguin in the party... or I mean war? :/ Nowadays, another feature of this upcoming event is that Club Penguin will be completely transformed into a "real life city" just like the ones in the Movies. We will be able to dress up like a Hero, a Supervillain, or a Citizen ( normal people, police and criminals ) But please listen to me when I say that being bad is NOT good. So if you are going to choose the evil side during the party, please make sure you won't choose the same thing when you grow up. But besides all the promotion, fight and other things, it seems that this party will be awesome, specially for MARVEL fans. As said in the video, penguins will need to have Membership to access some special features of the party, such as buying the characters costumes and fighting the Giant robot. Oh, I didn't told you that? Probot has made a giant robot and it will use it to destroy Club Penguin with help of the Supervillains ( that's when Heroes show up )

Up here is a picture of all the Marvel Superhero and Supervillain costumes that will be available in the Party. If you noticed, I classified the costumes according to its side: Heroes are in the left side, villains are in the right side. And fortunately, there are plenty more heroes than villains. Its good to see that Club Penguin hopes that most of the kids will choose to be good instead of bad! Here are some facts of the party that you should know: 
  • Probot has been trying to gather Supervillains in order to help it destroy the Island, but... this means that Herbert P. Bear will be also in the Party?
  • Black Widow and Ms. Marvel are the only Women characters. 
  • It's supposed that Heroes and Villains will have special abilites during the party, so maybe they can change the environment of the room they're in.
  • Sadly, this is the first promotion in Club Penguin History.
  • If there's a special prize for saving the Island, only heroes would receive it.
Before ending this post, I would like to say something. For the people that are new at Club Penguin, this party and all these stuff would seem really awesome to them; but for the people that have been playing in CP for a long time ( like me, I started playing CP in 2009 ) this would seem quite cool, but strange. Club Penguin has been changing a lot since this year, and, in my opinion, Club Penguin is losing its peaceful, friendly and amateur environment. The parties are great, I admit it, but I kinda miss the old CP. Besides, if CP starts promoting other things ( like Disney's TV programs, movies, products and more ) I would feel really bad... Disney, please don't continue advertising your products in Club Penguin; you have plenty of more places where to do that. I only hope this party is not too violent, and that we will realy enjoy this party. Who are you going to suit up as? Are you going to be a Superhero or a Supervillain? Send your opinion in a comment! Thanks for reading and see you later in Club Penguin Island! :D