Spike Hike’s Next Hike

I normally don’t bring up Club Penguin news, but this is a big one, my friends. Spike Hike aka Chris Heatherly himself has announced that he is departing from¬†Club Penguin AND the Disney Company! What a shocker. There was no warning left for us about his leaving. We are all surprised and had no hint of anticipation for this sudden event, especially while Project: Super Secret is nearing completion. For a while now, Mr. Heatherly was not too involved in the Club Penguin side of his position while at the Disney Company, but was nevertheless a significant role player of the most recent years of the virtual world. Almost four years ago, he announced his arrival on the snowy shores of Club Penguin on the What’s New blog. Read his announcement regarding his departure here.

I love his pink mohawk soooo much, I decided to dedicate one of my fan arts to it. :P

I love his pink mohawk soooo much, I decided to dedicate one of my fan arts to it.ūüėõ

I feel like Spike Hike is underappreciated. Some community members want the “old Club Penguin” back rather than giving Spike a chance to release the “new Club Penguin.” Look, we haven’t even got to experience the new CP yet, and yet he is receiving so much criticism that he doesn’t deserve. Perhaps he isn’t a Club Penguin aficionado, but he cares about the players, the staff members, and the future of the game. Sure, the current game is falling apart with bugs, bots, etc. And yeah, Project: Super Secret has been constantly delayed. Also, many months back, Spike let us know about new features in Club Penguin that would come out in the future that never happened. Another note is that he doesn’t tweet often with us and come online on Club Penguin often at all, but that’s understandable since he has his hands full with other Disney games, like Disney Crossy Road. Things change and sometimes, not every decision can be fulfilled in the future. I respect Spike Hike for modernizing Club Penguin and striving to have its place in the world of mobile games. Perhaps some of you don’t like what Spike Hike did for Club Penguin, but I, Tech70, certainly do.

Spike Hike, if you are reading this, there are many penguins in this community who truly appreciate what you have done for us, especially with making Club Penguin up-to-date. We wish you and your family the best of luck in the future. Enjoy your next adventures. We will certainly enjoy what you have done for Club Penguin once new features and even the “new Club Penguin” itself start to roll in. Everybody misses you, Mr. Heatherly! Hope to see you waddle around once in a while.ūüôā

Let’s Discuss… Those Unforgettable Servers

You have had some special moments that have occurred on Club Penguin, right? Several examples may include meeting a mascot or staff member for the first time, finishing all the levels of a game, and even your first server that you logged on. I think servers deserve a place in your memory. Here are a few servers that I have treasured and why they have a place in my penguin heart:

  • Thermal (It was my first server. At the time, I was learning about thermal energy in school hence the inspiration to join that server.)
  • Northern Lights (I met my very first mascot, Rockhopper, on that server at the Pizza Parlor. Did you know that I called my friends on the phone trying to let them know he was online? Sadly, I heard their voicemail on the other end. They were pretty jealous once they were informed that I got to meet¬†him!)
  • Big Surf (I just thought it was a cool name. Plus, I met a lot of penguin pals there.)

Miss the days when the server popularity was widespread?

I could keep chattering, but that’s enough. Let me know your memorable server(s) in the comments or tweet to me on Twitter at @Tech70CP. I would love to hear¬†from you!ūüôā

Tech70’s Penlympic Event

As you probably know, the world’s countries are cheering on their best athletes who are competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We all wish that Club Penguin could have their own event right now to join in the Olympic craze, but unfortunately they never did. They could have returned the 2006 Sports Party. *shrugs*

Nearly 10 years ago!

Nearly 10 years ago!

But who says that the players can’t create their own Olympic-inspired events? Therefore, I will be hosting one on the 21st of this month (Sunday). Check out the details below:

  • Event: The Mancala and Foot Race Penlympics
  • Date: August 21, 2016
  • Time: 12:30 PM PST-1:00 PM PST
  • Server: Marshmallow

Mancala Details (first 15 minutes):

  • This is not much of a physical sport, but rather, a sport of thinking!
  • We will be in the Book Room the whole time.
  • There will be no system of assigning opponents. Just¬†join a free game of Mancala whenever available. If there isn’t enough room for a Mancala game, please wait until a spot is open!

Foot Race Day Details (last 15 minutes):

  • How fast can you run?
  • Dress up like you’re ready to run! Get out those sweatbands and running shoes!
  • 1st race: the Dock to the Cove
  • 2nd race: the Cove¬†to¬†the¬†Dojo
  • 3rd race: the Dojo¬†to the¬†Boiler Room
  • 4th race: the Boiler Room to the Hidden Lake
  • We will all start in the same area in each starting room. I will tell everybody where to start. Don’t try getting close to the door entrances when starting! After all, one of the most important aspects of these sporting events is fairness.
  • Once the end room loads for you, you don’t have to run to a specific spot. You’ve finished the race!

The awards of competing in the Penlympics: Nothing tangible like medals, just fun and competitiveness with fellow penguin athletes. The best part is that everyone wins.

If everybody is fair, then everybody has fun. Don’t ruin these events by breaking the rules, especially in the foot race.

Let the Penlympic games begin! *tweets whistle*

Club Penguin’s Hardest Stamps

352 stamps. 1 big book. How many of them can you complete? Here is my list of the most difficult stamps to achieve:

Desert Chef (Pizzatron 3000)

How to achieve this stamp: Make 40 candy pizzas without any mistakes

Thanks to CP Wikia for all the stamp images in this post.

Pizzatron 3000¬†is much easier on mobile devices than the computer. (Well, if you have a touchscreen computer, that pretty much solves the problem.) Anyway, because this game is so fast-paced, it isn’t easy being flawless with all 40 orders. You gotta watch out for the ingredients at such a quick speed. Just one extra wrong ingredient messes up the whole attempt! At the same time, that conveyor belt runs at lightning speed (not really, but it feels like it).

Smoothie Master (Smoothie Smash)

How to achieve this stamp: Last 8 minutes in survival mode

You got explosives and anvils bouncing around while trying to stay on top of the fruit. Run into those two obstacles or the conveyor belt itself lowers your health level, but can be filled up by bouncing on fruit. This is another one of those fast-paced games that requires smooth reflexes and much concentration that have to be kept up for a while (8 minutes seems like 8 hours!)

Light Speed Launch (Puffle Launch)

How to achieve this stamp: Complete all 36 levels in under 18 minutes

In each level of Puffle Launch, you have to minimize your completion time as much as you can. Not only do you need skill to do so, but also knowledge of the fastest paths which can be tricky to follow. Luckily, you are timed only for individual levels instead of a whole session of 36 levels, but is nevertheless a hard stamp.

Survivor (Catchin’ Waves)

How to achieve this stamp: Complete Survival Mode

For 10 minutes, you are facing rough waves, strong winds, and super-annoying icebergs, all while surfing up and down to avoid getting crushed by the wave behind you. There is so much to watch at a fast pace. You can wipe out only twice, but that’s all. It’s one of those carpal tunnel stamps… playing too long can hurt your wrist. Watch out!

30 Sea Levels (Puffle Rescue)

How to achieve this stamp: Reach 30 sea levels with 5 full lives

Each time you pass a level, it gets tougher and tougher. Each succeeding level is more rapid than the previous. Throughout gameplay, you can lose lives, but you have to finish the 30th level with all your lives. Your rate of regaining lives has to be more than your rate of losing them. The last few levels of the session become ludicrously fast, so the dangers become more savage. You gotta watch for stinging octopuses swimming around you like sharks (don’t they have anything better to do?) and sinking.

There you have it. In my opinion, these are the most difficult stamps that can currently be obtained. You have heard these thoughts from a player who has earned all stamps. Which of these stamps do you have? Do you have other stamps in mind that are also super hard?

 

Tech70: 6 Years as a Penguin

Exactly six years ago (2010), I came to¬†clubpenguin.com, signed up for the game, and became a penguin. At that time, little did I know how much Club Penguin and its community would forever leave an extraordinary, undeniable impact on my life. While I had fun throughout the years, I also self-taught myself several abilities, like video production. I admire the penguins in this community for their talent and kindness, which is one of the main reasons why I’ve stayed with Club Penguin for so long. 7th year as a penguin, here I come! (Click here for in-depth descriptions of my adventures.)

Smiles all around! Last month, I had a blast with my penguin pals during my GAME ON event.

Smiles all around! Last month, I had a blast with my penguin pals during my GAME ON event.