Let’s Discuss: Whatever Happened to “Takeovers”?

If you’re keeping up with Club Penguin, you know about the latest event going on: the Zootopia Party. But it’s a sponsored party and affiliated with the Disney movie, Zootopia. In that case, shouldn’t it be called “the Zootopia Takeover”? After all, it is taking over our island, or at least parts of it.

The last time a sponsored party was called a Takeover was the Star Wars Rebels which took place in January of 2015. Since then, there have been four other parties promoting Disney products outside Club Penguin (Frozen Fever, Inside Out, Descendants, Zootopia). The names of those parties do not have “Takeover” in them. They just end in “Party” like every other party. Furthermore, these are just a few examples of promoted parties not having “Takeover” in their names (like the Teen Beach Movie Summer Jam in 2013).

Why has Club Penguin stopped using “Takeover” for their sponsored parties? Does this word have a bad rap? Not everybody likes Takeovers aka sponsored parties. By not including this word in the event name, would it attract even those who dislike Takeovers? Even if they use “Party” instead of “Takeover,” I doubt it would conceal its Takeover-self.

Or is it because “Takeover” is too much of a strong word for minor promoted parties like the Zootopia one? It doesn’t actually take over the island, just a couple of rooms. In my opinion, Club Penguin has stopped using “Takeover” due to a mix of both reasons aforementioned. They both seem sensible to the situation on hand.

Let me know what you think of the untouched word, “Takeover”. Do you agree with me or is there another reason you suspect of CP’s decision to stop using the word in their sponsored parties’ names?


Homage for the Blogger Legends

You may be aware that Saraapril, who owned and ran her once-popular Club Penguin cheats blog has stopped blogging altogether after so many years. I thought this would never happen, knowing that she blogs about Club Penguin with passion, but it has!

Also, Trainman1405, blogger of his well-known and frequently-visited Club Penguin Memories blog has considered quitting blogging, as well. Has he run out of steam?

Legendary bloggers of the Club Penguin community like them have thought about stopping their blogging activity, because well, we grow up and circumstances in our lives change. Not only did they provide gaming help with their blogs, but they were true leaders on our little, snowy island. On the bright side, however, they have sparked inspiration for many, many penguins to start their own blogs and become great, positive, new leaders. I was one of those affected by their monumental achievements and contributions. People like them leave a grand legacy behind. Just because they have stopped blogging doesn’t mean they have also stopped being a community member. In fact, Saraapril informed us in her last blog post that she will still be waddling around Club Penguin. We’re all getting older, but Club Penguin will never vanish from our hearts and memories.

(P.S. Have I ever thought about quitting my blog? No way! I may write only two posts a month, but there’s no way at the moment I am stopping my blogging!)