The original, Flash Club Penguin is coming to an end sooner than most anticipated. This makes me reminisce on our firsts in Club Penguin. One first that immediately comes to my mind is the first pin that I have ever collected: the Compass Pin, which was released on July 30, 2010, hiding in the Boiler Room. I didn’t even know it was a pin. I just happened to be in the Boiler Room one day, noticed the Compass, and was just curious.
I have come to the realization that my first pin represents change, which is among Club Penguin values. We never remain in one place. We take different directions from our present position in our adventures and journeys in life in order to change ourselves for improvement. The compass provides guidance in our directions down different paths.
Club Penguin has made the decision that will leave a sad, necessary evolutionary step… closing their computer game for the modern Club Penguin Island mobile app. This new direction has its risks, but how else do we explore if risks aren’t posed? Club Penguin’s compass has been their logical reasoning and care for the CP community. Producing new products shows hope, courage, and persistence in keeping Club Penguin’s presence in gaming alive… even though such products serve as replacements for their outdated ones.
I am truly appreciative of having the Compass Pin as my first pin since it has strengthened my comprehension of this impactful change within Club Penguin and its community.