Island Inhabitant #2: Mountain Blizzard Review

I will leave it up to you for finding out what Club Penguin Island’s new area, Mt. Blizzard, features (and hides). I have been doing some exploring, including during the time while the update was out for only some Android players.

Here is what I have to say about this place:

The tubing game is only okay, in my opinion. This is because the controls are not as friendly as they could be. Think of the old Sled Racer app’s controls. They had left and right arrows to steer. You have a trackpad on CPI, which makes it harder to control the tube. That being said, I never was cut out for mobile platform gaming. I would love to play this tubing game on a computer (oh, how I miss you, arrow keys) or even a gaming controller. Still, it is a very fun game and a fantastic way to spend time on the island and make friends. The tubing competition could get hot for such a cold place. 😉

When finishing the tubing game, you are ranked with trophies based on your completion time. Here is an idea to make the game even more of an incentive to play: as rewards for getting fast times, you could earn XP points, exclusive items, and special tubes! Like this idea and you use Twitter? Retweet this tweet in support and hopefully, the CP team will take it into serious consideration…

The climbing wall game (where you jump on trampoline targets to climb up) is a little bit frustrating to play, for me. Again, arrow keys are where it’s at. I would prefer doing other things around Mt. Blizzard than this. However, if I come with friends, it is way more enjoyable. 😀

Mt. Blizzard, without a doubt, brings back the cold, snowy atmosphere of the old Club Penguin, making it a nostalgic place, filled with wonder. I think of this area like the upgraded, more vibrant, exciting combination of old CP’s Ski Village and Ski Hill. It has ski lifts penguins can actually ride (unlike the old island), loads of snow, enormous trees, tubes all around, and much more. Overall, Mt. Blizzard reminds me so much of the classic Club Penguin, with additional things to explore, such as a waterfall, a climb up the mountain, new tube tracks, more discreet hints lying here and there, and too much to say in sentence!! The winter wonderland magic is back.

Ending off this post with a tweet and picture of Mt. Blizzard by @TorqueCP!

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Flash(back) Club Penguin #2: Sub-Communities

Ah, the Club Penguin community. It’s a virtual community that lives and breathes like communities in real-life. There’s happiness, moments of celebrations, drama, and more. We have always treasured the Club Penguin community as a whole and that will always remain true for the Club Penguin fans. 🙂

Having said that, I do not think sub-communities have enough recognition, especially with the absence of original Club Penguin. Sub-communities are intricate, vital parts of the complete Club Penguin community. What do I mean by Club Penguin sub-communities? These are communities within the main community that contain unique qualities and penguins thrive in this smaller community that supplies support for the main community. You may know what I’m talking about when I bring up examples: pookies, CPMV (Club Penguin Music Video) creators, armies, and more.

I strongly believe Club Penguin Island has so much potential for greatness and even a revival in another heyday era of CP history. However, I am afraid of a possible result of this progress: the decline or even the end of some sub-communities. As with progress, it is inevitable that new things come about while some old things are left in the dust. It has happened in history so many times… languages, civilizations, and social structures have disappeared from modern people’s knowledge.

Okay, I think I am starting to get very serious on this topic here! But it is an analogy to try to help you, the reader whom I appreciate reading this far and hopefully to the end of this post, comprehend my concern for the existence of older sub-communities and compare them to history you may have learned in school. Anyway, I completely understand such happenings in history. I also understand that, again commonly found in history and Club Penguin is no exception, there are beginnings of new sub-communities as a result of the new game, CPI. Nevertheless, I hope that sub-communities that have ultimately depended on classic Club Penguin to log on and run will continue on Club Penguin Island. Or at least be remembered if they have ceased running.

To get the community more involved, I went to Twitter to ask others sub-communities that they remember. Thank you for your numerous responses! I have included the tweets they have sent to me. There are so many sub-communities, some well-known, some obscure. I don’t think I could include all. Definitely though, here are lots…

A huge thank you to Athena for providing an insightful and detailed history of some major sub-communities, and even how some affected others. Some of you older players remember her as Cw700, Swan, an amazing graphic designer, a CPMV maker, and a cheeky girl. And remember when “thanks cw” was a thing? If you don’t know the significance of this statement, let’s just say we basically overused it a lot. Uhh, whoops, back to the sub-community subject. Anyway, she granted me permission to have the history she kindly explained on here for you to read and learn!

As you should know by now, sub-communities immensely comprise the classic Club Penguin community. Some will come to Club Penguin Island, some will not. As time goes by during the era of Club Penguin Island, will we see any old sub-communities make a return? Time will tell.

The quality and extensiveness of this post would not be possible without the Twitter sub-community. 😉