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Club Penguin Parties: Then and Now

KLONDIKE, CPA Central Headquarters – Ever since Club Penguin was bought by the Walt Disney Company in 2007, Disney related parties have been slowly sneaking up, and now, they’re the main focus on the island. Will this continue to occur, or will Club Penguin begin to bring back original Club Penguin parties?

Everyone, if not most of the Club Penguin army community that finds themselves here today, at least played Club Penguin once before joining the community. Those people that have played Club Penguin not only for armies, but for the fun of it, surely know about the parties that use to occur every once in a while, examples would be the original Medieval Parties, Music Jams, Penguin Play Awards, original April Fools parties, Fair Parties, and even the Island Adventure Parties.

There are just too many great original parties that we don’t tend to see anymore on the island. I took the time to interview many “large” figures in the community, within these you will see army leaders, retired leaders, and just overall people that have affected the community as a whole.

Interview with Purpleslime, Former Army Of Club Penguin Leader

CPAC: How did you come to learn about Club Penguin armies?

Purpleslime: I was a pretty frequent CP user back in 2010 and I always saw ACP often, in the town, dancing about in groups of about 15-20. It really caught my attention and I always used to be annoyed by then. They were the only CP army I kept on seeing back then, but then I started to get more curious and I looked up what they kept chanting, “ARMY OF CLUB PENGUIN,” and then I got sucked into the world of cpa.

CPAC: Did you play Club Penguin before actually joining this community?

Purpleslime: I did for a couple of years. My brother had the account before, he made it in 2007, and then gave it to me in 2008.

CPAC: Since you’ve had experience in Club Penguin before actually joining this community, what can you tell me about the original parties? Did you like them more than the current parties, or vice-versa?

 Purpleslime: Bloody hell, the parties back then were great, they lasted just long enough. Not only that, you weren’t overloaded with lag or too many activities. And above all, the entire island was covered in nice decorations and fun music, well it was nice for me and its very nostalgic as well. I always loved the Halloween Party, watching the Night of The Living Sled, and the furniture items, and costumes! Now, current parties last WAY too long, and they get boring very easily.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Purpleslime: Nope.

Interview with Trader, Former Ice Warriors Leader

CPAC: How did you come to learn about Club Penguin armies?

Trader: I’ve been on Xat since 2009. A few years ago in 2013 I went on the Golds’ chat and Andrew24 peer pressured me into joining the army for lowest moderator.

CPAC: Did you play Club Penguin before actually joining this community?

Trader: Yeah, Club Penguin played a major part in my childhood alongside other games like Wizard101 and Toontown. I was playing Club Penguin from around the age of 7 to 11 or 12. I found people advertising chats early on and that’s what led me to Xat.

CPAC: Since you’ve had experience in Club Penguin before actually joining this community, what can you tell me about the original parties? Did you like them more than the current parties, or vice-versa?

Trader: The favorite part about Club Penguin for me was the parties. I would wake up as early as possible for certain parties to look at them before school, same with catalogs, etc. The old parties were unique and different every time, the new ones are just the same old boring parties recycled.  Club Penguin cares about making money from sponsors to actually make good parties.

CPAC: Any last comments?

Trader: Fight the good fight.

Interview with Toysoldier, Former Dark Warriors Leader

CPAC: How did you come to learn about Club Penguin armies?

Toysoldier: I first noticed ACP in like 2008 on the server Froze, or Mammoth, I forgot, and went to their website and then left. Then in 2012, DCP owned Sleet as their co-capital and I always went on that server, and so did they. So I decided to join DCP because I saw them more often.

CPAC: Did you play Club Penguin before actually joining this community?

Toysoldier: Yes.

CPAC: Since you’ve had experience in Club Penguin before actually joining this community, what can you tell me about the original parties? Did you like them more than the current parties, or vice-versa?

Toysoldier: Yes, but that might be just because I was younger. But the thing about old parties, is that they treated them like exclusive ones, now it is hard to actually play Club Penguin without there being an active party. Parties used to be like once a month, if I remember. Very exclusive back then, now they’re almost everyday.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Toysoldier: No.

After reading these interviews, its clear to state that the majority of the army community use to play Club Penguin before or even during their time in the community. And what can be told from these three retired members, is that they liked the older, more original Club Penguin parties, than the current ones. I then took the time to interview current leaders and ask them of their opinions.

Interview with Badboy, Doritos of Club Penguin Leader

CPAC: Before you joined the Club Penguin army community, did you play Club Penguin?

Badboy: Yes, I played a lot in 2010-2011, and towards the end of 2011 was when I really began to get interested in club penguin armies.

CPAC: Would you say you liked the older, more original Club Penguin parties, or do you like the current ones?

Badboy: The older ones were definitely better. I feel CP has just stopped catching the attention of players by trying to add too much instead of keeping it simple, but fun, like old parties.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Badboy: Fear the wave.

Interview with Bounce, Rebel Penguin Federation Leader

CPAC: Before you joined the Club Penguin army community, did you play Club Penguin?

Bounce: Yes, I was actually roaming a server when I saw an army back then in 2008.

CPAC: Would you say you liked the older, more original Club Penguin parties, or do you like the current ones?

Bounce: Obviously the older ones, I doubt there is anyone around that likes the forced parties we have now.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Bounce: Fight the good fight.

Interview with Antonio960, Golds Leader

CPAC: Before you joined the Club Penguin army community, did you play Club Penguin?

Antonio960: I did, it wasn’t often or anything, but I checked it out one in a while and saw whats up.

CPAC: Would you say you liked the older, more original Club Penguin parties, or do you like the current ones?

Antonio960: The original parties Club Penguin had were way better, it made armies look good too.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Antonio960: Golds will buy Club Penguin and have a Gold Puffle Party every month.

Even current army leaders leading this generations members are stating that the older Club Penguin parties are better than the newer, current ones.  After interviewing both retirees, and current army leaders, I decided to interview important figures in the press side of the community.

Interview with Jodie, Retired SMA Central CEO

CPAC: How did you come to learn about Club Penguin armies?

Jodie: I was looking for Water Ninja cheats when I learn about armies. I came across the Water Vikings’ chat because I thought they might have some codes or something, and I ended up joining.

CPAC: Did you play Club Penguin before actually joining this community?

Jodie: Of course.

CPAC: Since you’ve had experience in Club Penguin before actually joining this community, what can you tell me about the original parties? Did you like them more than the current parties, or vice-versa?

Jodie: They weren’t as frequent and you’d only get the main ones like the Puffle Party and the Medieval Party thing reoccurring. It was certainly a more fun experience.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Jodie: No.

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Interview with Bluesockwa1, Retired CPA Central CEO

CPAC: How did you come to learn about Club Penguin armies?

Bluesockwa1: I was recruited into Club Penguin Armies by Thebest22, a high ranking member of the Army of Club Penguin during the tenure of Boomer 20. In powerful contrast to the haphazard recruiting and autotyping of today, Thebest22 went to my igloo and talked with myself and Bluesockwa2 for what must have been over an hour. At the time, we didn’t want our parents to know about armies through their email and didn’t have emails of our own, so we didn’t know how to submit a join comment. Thebest22 worked this out with us and got us onto the ACP ranks.

CPAC: Did you play Club Penguin before actually joining this community?

Bluesockwa1: I did; my first interaction with armies was in December of 2008, and I had been playing Club Penguin since April of 2007.

CPAC: Since you’ve had experience in Club Penguin before actually joining this community, what can you tell me about the original parties? Did you like them more than the current parties, or vice-versa?

Bluesockwa1: I can’t speak much for the “current” current parties — I am long retired, and what work I do here focuses solely on army media, which makes I am rarely ever logging onto the MMO. In other words, for me, the phrase “current parties” makes me think of the Star Wars party of 2014(?). However, I will say that I long resented and continue to resent the Disneyfication of Club Penguin Armies. My first time logging onto Club Penguin was during the Water Party of 2007, and it remains one of my favorites to this day. I love the old CP parties — the Water Party, Rockhopper, the Medieval Party, the Fall Fair, the simple Halloween and Christmas parties — not the knew corporate-branded-fests. With the Disneyfication of armies has also come less and less opportunity for those who are not members, which is also less than great.

CPAC: Any final comments?

Bluesockwa1: No, thanks for listening to the musings of a nostalgic CP player.

The Club Penguin army community is composed of many different members that come from different time periods ever since Club Penguin began. Many of the members currently in the army community, are only here due to the nostalgia. Some have surpassed the nostalgia and retired, but those still around are probably sticking around due to the memories of how Club Penguin was fun during the more original parties, or just during the better times in the army community.

This can be taken as my opinion on behalf of the parties of Club Penguin and how they’ve drastically changed from the originals to the newer, more Disney related parties, but everyone in the community has their say and opinions, which is why I encourage everyone who reads this post to comment their opinions about the parties and whether they should be changed or not.

I have taken it upon my duty to interview actual Club Penguin moderators, and as this process is harder than interviewing army community members, the sequel to this post will be released on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.

Here at the CPA Central, we like to read to YOUR opinions! Do you like the older, more original parties than the newer, current ones, or do you prefer the newer ones over the older ones? Comment YOUR opinions below!

Emperor Flor

CPA Central Reporter

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18 Responses

  1. Great post! I joined club penguin in late 2012 and wouldn’t join my first cp army until late 2014 which was Golds. I didn’t really become a part of the community though until I joined DCP in 2015. My first party was the Marval superheros party. It was much more fun then the modern parties, ie, Frozen party, Inside Out party, any of that Disney junk. By the time I started using cp, most of the original parties were gone, but the ones that remained such as the halloween party always grabbed my attention more then the Disney parties. I think if disney used cp as a fun virtual community for kids instead of an advertisement for their movies that it would be much more enjoyable.

    • You participated in the Marvel Takeover as well?! Did you manage to get the Superhero Suits? And, if I may ask, who was your favorite super hero during the Marvel Takeover?

      • When the Marvel Takeover started, I wasn’t that into it tbh. I had just gotten a membership so ofc I got the suits.If I had to choose tho its captain america ftw

        • Oh dang, mine was totally Odin and Thor. Although, I would choose Odin more because of his beast armor, but Thor’s hammer was pretty cool as well.

  2. its just like

    flor whatre u fucking gay?

    • this comment made me chuckle

  3. There was a time where people were excited for the new parties, now we just dread it.

    • True that, haven’t been excited for anything since about 2012

    • MAYBE it’s because all of you have grown up.

  4. Great post Flor obviously a lot of effort went into this.

  5. Actually a good post on CPAC nowadays, wowza!

  6. If you’re going to interview people, spell what they say correctly.

    For example, my interview – learnt *

  7. This was an excellent post. I remember joining Club Penguin in July 2011, and being taken into the Ice Warriors roughly five months later (December 23rd, 2011).

    My nostalgia still slaps me in the face too often than I’d personally like to admit. I remember the Island Adventure Party in July 2011, the Great Snow Race in August 2011, the Fair in September, the Halloween party in October, the Holiday party in 2011, and so on.

    I miss the good old days of Club Penguin. Even if I don’t play it for most of the parties, I still want the kids around today to experience the Club Penguin me and so many others had been around for. Alas, that may never happen.

    *Coffee in hand* Personally, I’d do something about it if I could.

    • We all would. We all would if we could.

  8. Hell back when I was with CPAC I reviewed the parties. I reviewed the rooms, decorations, stuff for both members and non-members and about the time of the Penguin Awards party in 2013 did things start slipping. First mascots that were of Disney origin instead of Club Penguin origin and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good. Some of these sponsored parties were not bad, but when you have 4 Frozen Parties and Teen Beach Movie Party, things start looking bad.

    • Mhm, agreed.

    • lol dont even get me started. teen beach movie party and frozen parties are one of the worse cp parties l ever seen. Even tho, l like frozen sometimes but it just ruined your childhood memories.

  9. puffle party 2005

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