This week’s Club Penguin discussion is all about pins. Yes, pins. Pin finding is one of Club Penguin’s unique features. Before I kick this discussion off, allow me to tell you a little bit about Club Penguin’s pin history. It all started in March 2006 almost 8 years ago. Club Penguin hid their FIRST Pin, the Shamrock in the Coffee Shop.
Now let me tell you, finding pins in 2006 was a NIGHTMARE. But a good one. Club Penguin hid a new pin every 2 weeks, and still does to this day. Throughout 2006, pins were very hard to find. They blended in with the room very well. In order to find a pin back then, you had to look for something that wouldn’t normally be there.
For example, the Horse Shoe pin was hidden at the Mine. Now if you played Club Penguin in 2006, you would know that there isn’t normally a Horse Shoe at the Mine, so it had to be a pin! The Horse Shoe blended in with the room very nicely.
Another excellent example of how pins blended into the room is the Sun Pin. This pin was hidden at the Book Room in June 2006. When I first skimmed the room, I couldn’t find any pins. But after looking for a good 3-4 minutes, I noticed there was something unusually placed on the lamp next to the couch. Turns out, it was a pin! Do you see how nicely the Sun Pin blends in with the lamp?
Basically, from 2006 all the way up until 2009, pins were hard to find! I remember a few years ago I couldn’t wait to find the new pin because it was actually FUN exploring the island and hoping to run into the pin.
The Pin is on a rock. It took me a minute to find it. 😛
Starting in 2010 or so, Club Penguin started making pins easier to find. They would make it very obvious, and literally make the pin HUGE.
At the end of 2012, Club Penguin changed something. They made it so you didn’t have to actually waddle on up to the pin to pick it up. All you had to do was click on the pin, and it was yours. I personally liked having to actually “walk” up to the pin. The first pin to be affected by this change was the Snowflake Pin.
As we advance to modern days, Club Penguin continued to make pins extremely easy to find, as well as draining the fun out of finding the pins.
Take a look at some pins hidden in 2006, and pins hidden this year.
Do you see the difference? Pins hidden this year stick out of the room. CP makes them HUGE. Wheres the fun in pin collecting if you can go into a room and instantly spot the pin? A few years ago, that wasn’t the case.
In my opinion, Club Penguin should make their pins HARDER to find. Blend the pins in with room instead of just plopping them out in the open. I don’t see any fun in collecting pins nowadays. Do you?
Please be sure to leave a COMMENT below and let me what YOU think about pins. Do YOU wish Club Penguin would make pins harder to find?