Hello Fellow Penguins!
It's me, Wwerocks88, here with another post! A few months ago, I wrote a post explaining why Disney hasn't ruined Club Penguin. Today, I'm here with a similar post, but this time, I'm going to go more in-depth into the Club Penguin Community. I've split the post into two parts to make it more organized. Enjoy!
Part 1: 'Disney Ruined Club Penguin' Videos
I remember watching a video on YouTube where these two penguins were in an igloo talking about how Disney ruined Club Penguin. In the video, they said Disney ruined CP because they support 'pookies' and 'preps'. Uh... really? It sounds like you came up with that yourself just to have an excuse for hating on Disney. There are tons of other YouTube videos about how Disney 'ruined CP', also. Some of those videos have some good points, but others are pretty laughable at. Below are some videos made by people who claim Disney ruined Club Penguin, along with my view on their video.
In this video, titled 'My reasons why disney ruined club penguin', this person shares his reasons on why he thinks Disney screwed up Club Penguin. I'll admit, some of his points are good. (Examples: Homepage, catalogs [though, they have gotten bigger and somewhat better], chat [even though removing letters was probably a good move], membership, and... well... that's it.) But the good points are pretty much overshadowed by the bad points. Let me take the time to point out the bad points and explain why they're bad:
Bad point #1 - The map: Ok, well, he doesn't really describe the problem with the map. He moves on to the Dojo changing and the Stage being added, which brings me to bad point #2...
Bad point #2 - The Dojo and Stage being added: Ok, first off, this video was made in 2010. So the Dojo wasn't updated to the current design yet. Anyway, he says they turned the Dojo into a place for a stupid card game... about NINJAS! Where do ninjas train? That's right, DOJOS! The Dojo was put on the island for ninjas, not for a hang out spot. Plus, Card-Jitsu was an rsnail project. Even if Disney didn't buy CP, Card-Jitsu would've still been added to the Dojo. He then goes on to say that the Dojo used to be a perfect place for war. Ok, maybe it was. But CP armies move around during battles. So they lost a room, so what? They still got the Snow Forts. Now let's discuss the Plaza. He says they replaced the two tables (really? Two tables being removed is such a big deal?) and replaced it with the Stage that "shows nothing but gay plays". Ok, so the Stage is a little bit boring, but two tables and four chairs were better? We still got a table and chairs in the Town, why not move on to those? He then asks what was wrong with two chairs. Well, nothing, but like I said, there's a table and chairs in the Town. I think I've made my point clear, so let's move on...
Bad point #3 - The 'baybees': Ok, I kind of agree with this point. 'Baybees' are pretty annoying, but Disney didn't have anything to do with their arrival to the island. Players choose to dress up like babies and go to the Pet Shop, they have nothing to do with Disney. "CP isn't doing anything about this!" What are they supposed to do? Ban them?! That'd be unfair. That brings me to bad point #4...
Bad point #4 - Moderators: He says the moderators ban you for no good reason. Wait... didn't you want CP to do something with the 'baybees'? The only thing they could do would be to kick or ban them, and that would go against one of your reasons. Anyway, since when did moderators ban people for no reason? There has to be a reason. Maybe the penguins that got 'banned for no reason' were hacked? Don't know, just a thought. Plus, if you 'got banned for no reason', just contact Club Penguin support. They'll take care of it.
Bad point #5 - The Soccer Pitch: "As soon as summer is coming, they will change the hockey rink to a stupid soccer field". Ok, so you don't like the Soccer Pitch, that's your opinion. But to many penguins, the soccer field is actually enjoyable. Plus, soccer/football is big over in Brazil and Europe, and a decent amount of the CP audience are from that country/continent. I bet if the Soccer Pitch got removed, players from those areas would not be very happy...
Bad point #6 - The games: Many of the original games are still available. People love new games, it would get boring if the same games from 8 years ago were the only available games in 2014. Oh, and also, the games you listed are pretty fun, not just for me, but for many other CP players too.
Bad point #6 - The newspaper: He states the 'Ask Aunt Arctic' section answers dumb questions. Ok, first off, the 'Ask Aunt Arctic' section has been in the newspaper since 2006, before Disney even bought Club Penguin. Come on bro, get some facts. The 'secrets' section does spoil some secrets, but you don't have to read them. Not a very good reason. Moving on...
Bad point #7 - Parties: I kind of agree with you. Keywords: "Kind of". This video was made in 2010, and there were some pretty good parties during that time period. The recent parties, though, are a whole different story for a whole different post that isn't this one. Now, I want to confront this guy about 'member party room in every party'. Anyone remember the 'Pizza Parlor Opening Party', 'Cave Opening Party', and 'Lime Green Party 2006' member-only parties? Yep, all before Disney bought Club Penguin. Nice try dude, I'll give your video a 3.5 out of 10. Maybe 4 since I enjoyed your 'Ask Santa' video. Let's move on to the next video...
This video is titled 'Club Penguin - A Message To Disney' and I added this video to the post simply because I find it kind of funny. :P Let's move on to the next video...
This video is called 'DISNEY RUINED CLUB PENGUIN!' and before I even start talking about this video, I want the creator to know that he DIDN'T HAVE TO TYPE THE TITLE IN ALL CAPS. Ok, now on to the video. The first thing you'll see in this video is a big annoying annotation that threatens to close the comments section because the uploader is tired of 'n00bs' sticking up for Disney. There's also another little annotation that says the video's creator quit CP because of Disney and he hopes Disney doesn't buy YouTube. Dude, Google owns YouTube, along with many other websites. I think you don't have to worry about Disney buying it. Anyway, the only point I want to point out in this video is membership. In this video, the uploader states that Club Penguin didn't have membership before Disney bought it. Uh, wrong. Club Penguin has had membership ever since 2006, maybe even longer. And let me just state this: If Club Penguin didn't have membership, Club Penguin would've closed several years ago. I also want to point out the penguin above the uploader's head while the uploader is trying to give his thoughts about the chat filters. I think he was having color difficulties. Just sayin'. Now, I want to discuss the video description. In the description, he says he's tired of "n00b's saying that 'Disney made CP better' or even stupider (his grammar, not mine) 'Disney made CP'". I thought calling all of the people who thought Disney saved CP from going bankrupt 'n00bs' was a bit rude. There are many old players who say Disney saved CP from going under. And yes, Disney did save Club Penguin. If Disney didn't step in, Club Penguin wouldn't exist anymore. That's a fact. I also like how, in his channel comments, he left a comment that says "Rsnail MISSES CP, He wants it back", "DISNEY was the one that added MEMBERSHIP", and "Do some reshearch before stating your case". Sorry, VALisAwsomeXD, but maybe YOU should've did some RESEARCH before starting your case because rsnail has moved on to other games. He might miss CP, but I doubt he wants it back. Like I stated above, membership has been part of CP since 2006, maybe even before. Your 'facts' are made up, just like most of the 'facts' Disney haters make up for an excuse for hating on Disney.
Ok, so I think I've made my point. Let's move on to the next part before I bang my head through my computer monitor.
Part 2: Abominable Protests
I find it quite pathetic that Disney haters decide to ruin everyone else's fun by voicing their hate on the online game. I also find it quite funny that almost everybody who does so joined Club Penguin AFTER Disney bought it. Stamp Books exist, people. Let me take the time to share a meme I made a while back:
Ok, if you look at the photo above the best in the world at what he does, you'll see a big line of people complaining about the 'new Club Penguin'. This photo was taken on the server Abominable, the first server on the servers list and probably the most popular. Let me take the time to discuss this photo with you. First of all, yes, I'm the one who took the screenshot. No, I was not one of the people complaining, obviously. Anyway, as you can see, there are penguins stating some pretty false things. False things such as 'everything was free'. NO, EVERYTHING WASN'T FREE. Like I've stated many times above, membership has existed in Club Penguin since 2006 (maybe even longer, I'm not a CP historian), BEFORE DISNEY BOUGHT CLUB PENGUIN. Disney didn't bring membership into Club Penguin. There's also a penguin saying 'old is gold new is ewwwww'. Good God, that line is so overused. It's not even clever, or original. It sounds like a six year old came up with it. (They probably did.) Anyway, let me take your eyes to the very right. (Your right) Yes, I'm pretty sure that penguin is saying 'no mascots'. What's wrong with mascots? I think they're quite fun and cool. Also, old Club Penguin had mascots, so I have no idea why that penguin was saying that. You may have noticed that almost all the penguins complaining have recent clothing items on. Why is that, you ask? Because, like I stated above, most of these penguins joined CP after Disney bought it. Almost every single person who complains about Disney joined Club Penguin after Disney bought it and want old CP back because they didn't have the opportunity to experience it. You want my opinion on these complainers? My opinion is this: They're wasting their time. Instead of moving forward like they should be doing, they're moving backwards, the wrong way. Seriously, 'old Club Penguin' is gone. Get over it. It's not coming back. If you don't like it, then quit. It's not that hard. Move on. Abominable (and any server) protests are pointless and won't accomplish anything. By writing this post, I'm not trying to persuade people to stop hating on Disney. I'm simply saying that most of the people who do hate on Disney don't have the actual facts, and some have some pretty weird reasons. I'll admit, I do miss some of the old features that used to be part of Club Penguin, but I've moved on from those features and accepted that they're gone. (Ok, maybe not the missions. Please come back, missions.) That's what the complainers haven't done. They haven't accepted that the 'old Club Penguin' is gone, and I think they don't want to, which is pretty sad. I hope you enjoyed my post, and please leave a comment below telling me your thoughts on this post and if you prefer the 'old Club Penguin' over the 'new Club Penguin', or vice versa. Thanks for reading!
I know this is a long post, sorry if you got bored. ;)
It's on Twitter. It's on YouTube. It's even on Club Penguin itself. The one little sentence that annoys me the most - "Disney ruined Club Penguin". Good Lord, every time someone says that I just want to repeatedly bang my head up against the wall. "Disney ruined Club Penguin". It's funny, because I always thought Disney helped Club Penguin. Here, let me explain - if it wasn't for Disney, this little online world you love to play probably wouldn't be here right now. Oh, it's true. It's dang true. You know, there's a reason why New Horizon Interactive sold Club Penguin to Disney - because their virtual world was getting too big for them to handle. Club Penguin started with 15,000 players, and by March of 2006, that number reached up to 1.4 million! By the time Club Penguin was two years old, it had reached 3.9 million players! That's impressive! As Club Penguin grew, it attracted people from foreign countries, whose language was not supported in the game. Disney helped Club Penguin add those languages that weren't supported so foreigners could join the fun. Disney also helped Club Penguin get more employees, which was needed because as the virtual world got bigger, it needed more moderators, customer support employees, etc. There are other good things Disney did for Club Penguin, too. Toys are an example of this. Disney helped Club Penguin launch their very first toy line. Yes, that means before Disney bought Club Penguin, there were no plush toys. You guys do love Club Penguin plush toys, right? Right. Disney has done a lot of good things for Club Penguin. Sure, they've done some not so good things, too. Like takeovers. I'll admit, I hate the idea of takeovers, but if you look at how many new players takeovers attract, you'd keep having them too.
Here's a little quick story I want to share with all of you - I was on Club Penguin once and found a big crowd of people in the Town complaining about how Disney ruined CP. I decided to check some of their stamp books, to see when their first pin was collected, and I literally started laughing a little bit. Why? Judging by the pins in their stamp book, most of the people complaining joined Club Penguin AFTER Disney bought it! Hardly any of the complainers joined CP before Disney took over. Now, new players complaining, but hardly any old players complaining? That doesn't sound right. Seriously, be happy Club Penguin is still here, because if Disney hadn't bought it, like I said above, it probably wouldn't still be here.
Disney is helping Club Penguin, not ruining it. I hope I got my point clear. Now, it's your turn. Do you agree with me when I say Disney is helping Club Penguin? Why or why not? The comments section is down below, you know what to do. ;)
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