Flash(back) Club Penguin #1: Snow Place Like Home

Welcome to my first-ever post in my new Flash(back) Club Penguin series! Read more about this new blog series.

What makes our original home quite different from Club Penguin Island, so far? It’s definitely the environment. By that, I mean the weather and even the seasonal feel. Thriving in our home, it seems like winter is a year-round thing, isn’t it? Waddle outside and guess what you will always see? Snow, snow, and more snow! Even the beach and cove is snowy. You don’t make sand castles, you make SNOW castles. That, or the snow is actually very white sand. But I still think it’s snow.

In my eyes, one of the most significant differences between classic and Island is the weather and seasonal atmosphere. So far, there are two outdoor rooms on Island: the Beacon Boardwalk and the Coconut Cove (I just realized alliteration seems to be the thing, uh oops, got off track again). Both of these rooms have a very strong summer vibe. These rooms filled with yellow sand, the ocean, and more. Plus, what you can do on Island pretty much supports this year-round summer party town, like swimming, using an pool inner tube (you can use this anywhere, in or out water!), collecting seashells and seaweed, fishing, and more! However, we can still throw snowballs from anywhere, just like our old home.

On our classic island, it feels like that is where a penguin would actually live, if you consider how the majority of real-life penguin species thrive in cold, snowy environments. Perhaps penguins of Club Penguin Island now represent those lesser-known, real-life penguins that live on beaches.

I understand, though, that CPI is very new and will have new rooms that could closer resemble our former home. For now, though it’s more like a place where penguins would go for a holiday! This is especially because it makes sense that the first rooms would be on the shoreline, the initial places we inhabit upon arrival. Let’s see those new rooms with winter theme, extra cold, and more snow! Then our new home will feel even more like home for us penguins.

Island Inhabitant #1: Top 5 Reasons to Buy Membership

This is the first post of one of my new series called Island Inhabitant! Read more about my two new blog post series.

As you probably know by now, Club Penguin’s worldwide release of Club Penguin Island has been… rocky. (Sorry, Aunt Arctic adventure reference, :P). Unfortunately, Club Penguin Island is currently disliked by many for several reasons, such as being buggy, membership for almost everything, simply being a poor replacement for classic Club Penguin, and more. I believe most of these negative reviews are unfair, because I sense bias and preconceived notions. Also, some people are resistant to change.

I disagree with most of the negative criticism that CPI is receiving. It deserves more time to improve. CPI is already a very gorgeous place with stunning graphics, new activities, and never-before seen challenges that are actually fun. I think the Club Penguin Island team should be VERY PROUD of their new game! Of course, there is always room to make it better. It isn’t as good as classic Club Penguin and has multiple flaws, in my opinion, but I hope it will come at least near to its predecessor in the future . However, they need money in order to continue with CPI.

Why should you buy a membership for Club Penguin Island?

  1. Help the Club Penguin team. Give them an opportunity to make changes and add things to improve our new home. They have carried out our suggestions before, and they can do it again and again. Remember, classic Club Penguin started out simple, needing more. Please understand that this new island follows the same way.
  2. Membership prices are cheaper. Compare the classic, Flash Club Penguin 1-month prices to CPI 1-month prices. In each region, the CPI prices are less than the original game’s prices. (Thanks to the CP Wiki for the classic CP pricing.)
    • USD
      • CP: $7.95
      • CPI: $4.99
    • CAD
      • CP: $7.95
      • CPI: $6.49
    • GBP:
      • CP: £4.95
      • CPI: £3.99
    • EUR:
      • CP:  €4.95
      • CPI: €4.49
    • AUD:
      • CP: $8.99
      • CPI: $6.49
    • NZD:
      • CP: $8.99
      • CPI: $6.49
  3. Membership is your unlimited access to everything that Club Penguin Island offers. I know that the CPI team keeps stressing this statement of persuasion, but it’s true. You don’t have to worry about running into any kind of restriction. Then the gameplay experience will be MUCH better and you can fully enjoy it. That way, your opinion of Club Penguin Island is more accurate.
  4. By having membership, you encourage other players to get membership. This means increased revenue for the CPI team! If he or she has membership, why don’t I have it, too?
  5. If you don’t buy membership, we will never have an actual home again. Keep in mind that Club Penguin Island right now is Club Penguin’s only product. If this game were to fail and close, we will never be penguins living together ever again. Of course, there are means of being social through networks like Twitter, but it’s not the same.

The heart of the matter is this… if you can afford a membership, I ask you to pitch in, at least for one month. The community and the team defines the Club Penguin universe, but funds are required to support any home where we may inhabit.

Thank you for reading.