Yes, I have decided to retire from Club Penguin Island (CPI). A whole year has passed since CPI opened publicly. I have planned for months to retire after their first anniversary. Club Penguin Island, as of now, has not been my favorite game to play. That being said, I understand it is still a young place where many things have yet to come.
But for me, I don’t enjoy the game at the level that classic Club Penguin did for me. After all, while it is Club Penguin as an entity, CPI is all-new. Though, in any stage of Club Penguin’s longevity, I EMBRACE the idea that Club Penguin is trying entirely new things for their new game. I truly hope that CPI will become more and more popular as time goes by. Keep up the lovely work, CP team. And to the CPI community, continue to do your splendid work in growing the island. You all amaze me with your talents, whether you play or work at Club Penguin.
It is time for me to move on. Now that I am older, my responsibilities and obligations have grown in importance and amount. I spend much more time offline than online. Despite having a hectic schedule, I enjoy new experiences and challenges. But I don’t want this blog post to be just about me retiring from CPI.
Club Penguin’s Legacy
You know by now that Club Penguin has immensely influenced millions of lives all across our planet, even those who have stopped playing Club Penguin. It teaches us to be altruistic in your own communities. When we donate to Coins for Change or help a new penguin get adjusted to the Club Penguin atmosphere… and many more actions… we are already stepping into others’ shoes to give our time for others.
Club Penguin may have inspired us to invest our time in a specific career. Maybe as graphic designers. Or video producers. Or writers. Or computer programmers. Or music composers. Or managers. Club Penguin may have actually prepared you for a job more than others around you. I certainly think that Club Penguin has done that to me.
The Club Penguin attitude has always been about having fun, even if you could take five minutes out of your day to do so. Just because you are a teenager or adult does not mean that you can’t have fun. I will always cherish the little kid part of me. And you should too! Fun should not be defined by age.
Again, I have retired from Club Penguin. But NOT quit Club Penguin. You can read more about what I really think “quitting Club Penguin” means. It is one of my most popular posts. In essence, quitting Club Penguin is NOT the same as coming back once in a while to play and chat with friends in the virtual world. And that’s the very thing I plan to do later on. If you decided to read that old article I wrote, you noticed that I said that I was never going to stop playing Club Penguin. Well, that was written almost three years ago.
It is likely that there are some players who previously thought they were going to play CP forever. Later in life though, based on countless aspects of the changing times, they have had second thoughts on that, as I have been.
So Where Will Tech70 Be After CPI Retirement?
I will still be on Twitter with the same account, same handle. You can always send a tweet or message to me. In my feed, I won’t be talking about Club Penguin stuff that much. I want to make my profile more Epic Snails-themed. It is a new game created by Club Penguin’s creator, Lance Priebe/RocketSnail. I only play about twice a week, this game, but I really do enjoy it. I hope you consider trying Epic Snails. You are a snail who can chat in a chatroom, battle in the backyard, and dress up your snail (some clothing items are flashbacks from old CP!). When I am playing games in my little amount of spare time, it is on Epic Snails.
Most of my time will be offline, as it has been for a long time already.
Club Penguin community, penguin pals, Club Penguin team, thank you for giving my childhood something that no experience can replicate. Thank you for lending a guide towards my career in mind. Thank you for the fun times. Thank you for your friendship.
This is in no way a goodbye, but more of a good-ol-fashioned waddle on.