This week’s Club Penguin Discussion is all about meeting Mascots. When the first Club Penguin Mascot (Rockhopper) arrived at Club Penguin, players went crazy. All they wanted to do was to meet Rockhopper, collect his free item, and to hang out with him. The popularity of Mascots kept increasing as Club Penguin introduced more Mascots.
The Club Penguin Community started to get involved with Mascots when “Tracking” was introduced. Tracking a mascot was the FUN part of the whole mascot experience. A penguin would make a picture, and there would be four categories. Tracking: Mascot: Server: Room: The penguin would update the tracker whenever the Mascot was found. The thing was, YOU had to find the mascot yourself. That was the fun part. Penguins started to get really into the whole Tracking of mascots when Mascot Xat Chats started to appear. A big one was TrackCP. Penguins would all join the Chat, and help each other find Mascots. It was really fun.
The Mascot Chats were a hit, and you actually had to “try” to find the Mascot if you wanted their Stamp and Background. Now, if you want to meet a Mascot, all you have to do is go on the Club Penguin Blog, and boom. You automatically get a huge list with at least 10 meetup times. That isn’t fun, or awarding if you ask me.
Club Penguin started to give us Mascot Meetup Times in 2012, starting with PH, and Rockhopper. Penguins were at first, excited that they would be able to meet the mascots right away. However, Club Penguin only gave us 2-3 meetup times. You had to find the Mascot on your own after those. Throughout 2012, Club Penguin only provided us with a few meetup times.
Then in mid 2013, everything changed…
Club Penguin started to bombard us with a TON of mascot meetup times. There was no point in going on a Xat Chat and tracking the Mascot with your friend anymore. There was no point in searching servers hoping to find a Mascot. Club Penguin basically provided you with everything you needed to find a Mascot.
Another aspect that ruined the challenge for collecting a Mascot’s Background was the ability to add a Mascot to your Friend’s List. When you added a Mascot, all you had to do was simply click on them. Their playercard would come up, and you would press the”Free Gift” icon. That’s all you had to do.
In my opinion, I think Club Penguin should at least STOP providing us with Mascot Meetup times. It ruins the fun we used to have finding the mascot ourselves.
- Finding a mascot by ourselves and with friends, is much more fun.
- We could bring back the old Chats again.
- The feeling of achievement when you find a mascot.
- The Community would become more active.
- Younger players might have a little hard time finding a Mascot.
What do you think?
Should Club Penguin STOP giving us Mascot Meetup times and let us find the Mascot by ourselves and with friends? Or should they continue giving us the meetup times?
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.