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Club Penguin Discussion 6/23: Do All Recent Club Penguin Parties Feel The Same?

Hey Everyone,

This week’s Club Penguin Discussion is all about Club Penguin Parties. Parties make Club Penguin. CP would be nothing it is today without it’s parties. CP throws a island wide party at least once a month. However, since May, they have been having 2 parties. One mini party, and one big party.

Let’s go back to 2010.

Club Penguin threw some really fun parties in 2010. The parties had a lot to do, compared to the more recent parties CP has thrown. For example, look at the 2010 Halloween Party. There was a Scavenger Hunt, a new area for penguins to explore, a mini quest, and MORE!

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Another series of parties that all penguins seemed to like were the EPF Related ones. One of my favorites, the Battle of Doom was a hit. It was very interactive. Penguins had to work together to take down Herbert’s Hydra Bots. You don’t really see these types of elements being used anymore in recent Club Penguin Parties.

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Perhaps one of the most unique and one of the only parties to have a storyline was Operation Blackout. That party was amazing. It had a very good storyline. Herbert basically took over Club Penguin and blocked out the sun with his Solar Laser. The room visuals looked amazing, and this party had a ton to do. You could meet Herbert for the FIRST time. Rookie was also meetable. There were cutscenes, short little mini games, suspense, thrill, and more. The rooms around the island also got darker by the week. This party may be one of Club Penguin’s BEST parties ever.

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When was the last time you saw a party this awesome? I don’t recall any recent party to have such a deep storyline, and a lot of content… Do you?

Another awesome feature that Club Penguin seemed to drop for absolutely no reason, are the Scavenger Hunts. At some parties in the past, Club Penguin had a Scavenger Hunt as a party activity. Penguins would search the island and try to find the missing pieces. When the player found all the items, they would receive a reward.

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The last Scavenger Hunt Club Penguin had was in 2012. Can you believe that? It’s been over TWO years since Club Penguin last had a Scavenger Hunt. You can read more about this awesome feature at Gpumpkin’s Blog by clicking here.

Let’s fast forward to 2013.

Club Penguin’s Parties in 2013 started to lack something essional. CONTENT.

Prehistoric Party 2013. All there was to do was play a game called Dino Dig. This game was not unique at all, and was basically a complete copy of Treasure Hunt. All you did was find Eggs. You could transform into a Dinosaur and walk around. This was “cool” for the first 20 minutes? There were different Dinosaurs you could transform into, but besides from that, and collecting a few items, that was it. Poof. Done. There was nothing more to do. This party lasted for 2 weeks.

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Club Penguin had a few good parties in 2013. Some worth mentioning are,

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In mid 2013, Club Penguin started to use a method which in my opinion, was a very bad decision. During a party, CP would give you a task. These tasks are EXTREMELY short, and very easy. Club Penguin would also hold the parties content, until a future date. Are they doing this because if the player did everything in one day, it would take them 20 minutes and then be completely done with the party? Could CP be doing this to force you to log on and complete the task to “try” to not let the party become boring?

For example, during the Medieval Party 2013, you had to mix ingredients though a mini game. It took about 2 minutes to do the task. After you did that, you could transform into something. Besides from that, and the party catalog, there was NOTHING else to do. Club Penguin ruined a party with a very good reputation. There were no Knight Quests, or anything.

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Club Penguin used this method for a BUNCH of parties. Take a look.

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Club Penguin is re-using the same basic idea for a TON of parties. They might tweak it a little, but if you think about it, it’s the same concept. They give you a 2 minute task, you do it, get the item, done. Club Penguin really has to think of new party ideas, or bring back the old ones. More interactive in-game content was a hit. The Knight Quests, the EPF missions, ect. Club Penguin also needs to include a STORYLINE. That element right there is what made Operation Blackout such a success.

So there you have it. In my opinion, I think Club Penguin needs to think about how they make their parties. They are repeating their methods over and over. The whole “Task and Get Item system” has got to GO, and the interactive in-game stuff like the Knight Quests, EPF Missions, and STORYLINE has to come back in.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Club Penguin, but I think they have to change. For the better.

As Spike Hike says, Club Penguin is OUR game. If he means what he says, then Club Penguin should listen to us and CHANGE the way they make their parties.

Leave your thoughts and comments below.

-Riyita

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19 Comments on "Club Penguin Discussion 6/23: Do All Recent Club Penguin Parties Feel The Same?"


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Melvin 505
3 years 2 months ago

I think it’s safe to say you’ve hit the nail on the head here 😉

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I dont think I’ve seen a good party since Operation Hot Sauce or Operation Blackout. But I really like the Penguin Cup

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Debu2001CP
3 years 2 months ago

This is an AWESOME article if club penguin bring back the old parties that would be Awesome 😀

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Excellent blog post. I love these type of discussion posts 🙂

I couldn’t agree more. The “Daily” items trend is what destroys a party and sadly, they applied this feature towards several new parties. Operation: Blackout is perhaps, the best party ever and all the wait CP planned since December 2010, it was totally worth it. The music and rooms were amazing, like if CP was during a post-apocalyptic event. They filled the ambience like a moment of “sadness” and of “no hope”. Interactivity upon many club penguin players by bringing more rooms and elements within the party to enjoy more the party. They made the Lighthouse into a hospital, they added a secret underground base. I couldn’t agree more, this party deserves the spot of “Best Party Ever”.

The Fair 2014 is a perfect example of this. Club Penguin triplicated the prices of past Fairs and worst of all, you had to keep logging in to claim the items. I did, nonetheless, enjoy the party but the “task” thingy wrecked the party. Storyline is as well, essential in every party. The Muppets World Tour is perhaps, the worst party ever and with the finale show at the Muppet Theatre, even more disappointing and worse. You had to log in each day in order to claim an item and not only that but also it was difficult for non-members to claim the items. You needed the members-only hand items in order to perform and achieve the hat item. Also, the Muppets visiting Club Penguin? It opened a new door to confuseness. Kermit is a frog that talks while in Hydro-Hopper, there are several frogs that do not talk. Walter and the Swedish Chef are humans and there has never been an introduction to humans before. This truly, destroyed the depth storyline of Club Penguin, and fixing the storyline is nearly impossible to do it so. Furthermore, CP LACKED creativity towards this party. They could’ve used the Iceberg as the Statue of Liberty. They could’ve used party rooms or at least even indoor rooms to represent a country. Club Penguin left-out their MAIN HQ; CANADA. I understand that since it is impossible to include every country, but they should’ve brought more countries in the party. 10-15 countries would be enough. The party was stereotypical and every room offered what the country looked like in a nutshell.

Club Penguin is, as well, giving a bad storyline to parties which can actually have a good and depth storyline in it. At first I thought that Protobot would cause a time paradox by attacking Club Penguin (2014) by changing the timeline but then, I found out he ONLY attacked Future Club Penguin (4014). Why SAVE THE FUTURE? We could simply use an electromagnetic pulse and abolish that toaster once and for all. If Protobot attacked 2014 Club Penguin, then it would bring more interactivity and a conflict to the party. Something like Operation: Blackout where the island is currently facing a hard situation. Also, they applied the same trend of “doing task” (destroy meteors) to achieve items. Worst of all, it was a different currency, which leaves out the coins behind. Scare Points during MU Takeover? I understand becauseo of the films. Tickets during Fairs? I understand because it wouldn’t be a real fair by simply purchasing coins. My point is that, they apply the use of currency for unneeded parties.

You, Riyita are, however, wrong in a point. Although the Medieval Party 2013 excluded Ye Knights Quest, it opened doors to roleplay and with the transformations even more. I, nevertheless, liked 2012 more than 2013 since it invovled more roleplay and interactivity within the party. Defeating a Boss (Scorn the Dragon King) to save the island? Good conflict of the party.

My point is that, for those parties that involve of saving the island, then they should have the right storyline providing a true meaning. I am not saying that every party there must be a conflict to make the party more interesting. In fact, it could be an overexploited idea perhaps ruining yet another CP Idea. Instead, I think CP should provide more interactivity and roleplay within the party and avoid doing these trends of doing tasks to earn items and CP should also use the right storyline towards the party to not mess-up the Club Penguin Island storyline (like they almost destroyed it during the Muppets World Tour) and use their logic.

The new trend of doing tasks to earn items each day is simply nothing but a bother and a harm to the player. Considering the player may have other plans which affects their personal life, it is an overexploited idea that does no good, but instead it harms the game and its community.

I suppose that’s nuff’ said and hopefully, Spike Hike and the entire Club Penguin Team takes my idea into consideration.

-Phineas99

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Nevermind, scratch out my statement of the currency. Since it was the future, maybe citizens of CP use Meteor Points instead of Coins to purchase items. But back to the topic, it is harmful, useless, and a bad idea of doing each task to earn item.

-Phineas99

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Unique1113
3 years 2 months ago

Hi Riyita! I do really and I STRONGLY AGREE to what you all guys have just been said. Frankly, it’s very sad to see that the recent parties of Club Penguin doesn’t make sense at all. I do really like the EPF Missions, the mini-parties but the big parties seem to get worse and worse. I also did not like the daily challenge system applied on parties because somehow they can affect my school works just to get them. I do agree with the issue on the scavenger hunt. I really like those hunts and they were real fun to search for. Also, I do agree that the Operation: Blackout would be the best party of Club Penguin since its thrill, the action, the sounds/music, characters, involvement and the battle had a tremendous impact. The Muppets World Tour would be my worst party of all.
I really want to experience some old parties from 2009, since I joined 2010. The Club Penguin Community is what makes Club Penguin after all. So, I wish our plea would be heard in all over the Club Penguin Community! 😀

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Luckyboy7777
3 years 2 months ago

Not sure why you used 2010 as an example; it was almost an exact repeat of 2009. But I agree with the article. Also, a lot of the pre-2010 parties had a storyline (Sports Party 2006 was when a couple of penguins found a book on how to find hockey or something, Festival of Flight, etc.)

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I’m very careful to talk down Club Penguin in any respect; however, you have some very, very good points here.

Club Penguin’s parties aren’t the same as they used to be. Originally I thought it was because I was getting older and they didn’t make the same impact on me as they used to. While that might be one factor, I’m starting to think that’s not all of it.

I definitely liked the more interactive parties and those seemed to have faded away over the past few years. One exception to this thought is Operation: Hot Sauce. I felt that that event was very interactive and had a pretty great storyline, too.

Even the really early parties amazed me. The Christmas Party 2008 was amazing. They had free items sprinkled nicely around the island, brilliant decorations, and more. They just don’t make the same impression as they used to, and among others, the Halloween Parties seem to have lost their shine in recent years.

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Geepeach
3 years 2 months ago

One of my favorite parties, my first party, was The Wilderness Expedition. Here is a list of my favorite parties:

Wilderness Expedition 2011
The Fair 2011
Rockhopper’s Quest 2012?
Underwater Party
Operation Blackout
April Fools party 2011
Medieval party 2011

Do you agree?

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Cody9403
3 years 2 months ago

I liked the 2010 Medieval party. There where puzzles that didn’t take 2 minutes. And the scavenger hunts were always fun.

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Cody9403
3 years 2 months ago

Finally someone has pointed this out! I knew there was something missing in these newer parties. All you got to do in the future party was shoot meteors and get points to buy dumb stuff.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Very good post. 10/10 article. 🙂

I agree that Club Penguin has ruined their parties by adding tasks that give you items. If we’re just playing at the party to get the items, then the Club Penguin Team is doing it wrong. No further debate. What Club Penguin needs to do is not encourage collecting items at parties, and instead focus on what truly matters, making parties have the sense of euphoria.

Operation: Blackout is by far the best “party” Club Penguin has ever had. I have not formally rated it yet, but from a rough rating it is more or less 9/10. It carried out a striking whole: an exciting lead up to the party, an unremitting storyline, Herbert’s appearance and interference with agents, the mystery of the Director, Rookie’s appearance on the island, as well as the capturing of mascots, the gradual progression of the blackout’s effect on the island, the clear dark feeling, the multiple rooms to utilize for roleplay, and a high “replay value” with a record-breaking amount of users logging in for it.

It is a shame that parties don’t have this value anymore. In Operation: Blackout, the free items that were given out were given in a suitable context. The “tasks” were given in a mission format, and were rewarded overtime for a purpose in the mission (because they were necessary for the next stage). However, in other parties, the free items that you earn are merely goals to keep you playing, a terrible marketing decision. You don’t find them necessary other than their arrant aesthetic. They bring little value to the wider game and storyline.

Long story short, what makes a party feel distinct is their STORY, the purpose and effect to the players and its influence – far greater than trying to motivate players to reap the reward of aesthetic clothing/furniture items wittingly. A story behind a party is a mastery technique, but done with great care can help move a party into the 5-10 out of 10 range. From my ratings of Club Penguin parties, I’ve noticed they have been averaging below 5/10. It is mostly the items that provide the support to maintain a rating over 2/10, but having a story behind the party would bring it into that outstanding 9-10/10 range.

~Perapin (:

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Great way to put it Perapin. The story is very important indeed, but I think the party also needs rooms for role playing. Some examples of great parties that had role playing is the Aventute Party, Medieval Parties, and the Marvel Superhero Party. If there are more parties like those I will be happy.

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Debu2001CP
3 years 2 months ago

I agree Perapin 🙂

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james456
3 years 2 months ago

I agree with all of this. To try and get things changed why don’t you send it to Club Penguin?

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ELBOW
3 years 2 months ago

I haven’t been playing club penguin for long, but I still agree. The Music Jam 2014 is not that cool. I mean ya, SoundStudio is awesome, but the only cool stuff besides that is just waiting for the artists to sing. You waited 3 whole days for Violetta, and all she sings is some weird Spanish song!!!! D: And there aren’t even tasks. The artists aren’t cool. The only one I’m looking forward too is Zendaya. I’m just bummed because the artist’s aren’t really even penguins. The are like weirdoes. They just stand on a stage for 30 seconds, singing a weird song, not even saying anything, and go away. I wish the real artist players were back. I wish they where like aunt arctic, not just fat weirdoes. I want them to talk to you like Aunt arctic. There aren’t even little tasks!!!! You just wait for 1 day to either get a prize, or see a stupid not real over fat artist. Everyone always talks about the music jams being fun, and This year was a disappointment.