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Age : 24
Hobbies : Playing Club Penguin and video games, playing baseball and basketball
Penguin Username : 72ryagax
Registration date : 2008-12-09
|Subject: History Of Club Penguin Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:01 am|| |
Before Club Penguin, there was something called Penguin Chat (2005). You used to be able to play it on rocketsnail.com (Yes, that’s what rsnail stands for), but as of now, they have closed down the site so everyone visits Clubpenguin.com instead. Penguin Chat 3 was very fun, to tell you the truth.
Back then, the whole thing was free and there were things on it that the Club Penguin Team never put back onto Club Penguin. I had two accounts on it.
It was actually very similar to Club Penguin, except there was only one place you could go to, the Town. There wasn’t a Cove, Snow Forts, Dojo, or your own home or anything else, but the Town. In fact, the Town looked very similar to how it looks now, but there was more chairs and tables outside the Coffee Shop, and a few other different details. Oh, and it snowed in the Town!
And there were no coins or way of earning coins. And if you tried to walk to the left of the town, you’d go to an area of nothing but snow (and a few decorations), if you went to the left of that (through a ’secret hill’), you’d up in another bigger area of snow with a pretty blue sky. In this specific area, you might see a bunch of penguins in snowcats (look it up in dictionary) driving around. Then if you went left again, there would be a bunch of penguins just walking around with hard hats on that are probably drilling the ground (with construction gear and railings all over the place and a crane in the distance), and then if you went left again, you’d be back at the Town (so it was kinda a circle). And you could also do the same thing if you started off going right from the Town.
There were also signs for every place in Penguin Chat but I can’t remember what they were.
In the toolbar, there was only the chatbox, the snowball button, the actions button, the emotes button, a ‘Tell a Joke’ button, and the enter button. To change color, you would click a Color change button on the chatbar, and select a different color. There was no map.
The Night Club was incredibly similar. The major differences were that the Band played on the stage, rather than the DJ thing with the speakers (but there were Speakers there). And there was no green puffle dancing on the speakers, and there were no stairs leading to the upper floor (there wasn’t an upper floor). And you could get to the secret Boiler room by walking onto the wire of the lower righthand Speaker. The point of the game was just to throw snowballs, dance, and chat.
Talking about snowballs, in Penguin Chat, snowballs were a little bit different. No, they looked the exact same, but when you threw them at people, sometimes you would miss horribly. The radar that shows up when you push the Snowball button in Club Penguin was different in Club Penguin. It would also snow sometimes in the Town.
The Coffee shop was somewhat boring, there was no upper level, and you couldn’t play Bean Counter there. Back then, everyone used to pretend they were Coffee shop waiters.
Now, have you ever heard someone ask how you become a ninja? Well, this is where the myth started from (By the way, you CAN’T become a ninja in Club Penguin, they were going to make them, but they made Secret Agents instead). In Penguin Chat 3, when the color select window popped up, if you click the ‘n’ in ‘Select your new penguin.’ in that window, you would become a ninja (No lie, it also took me a long time to figure this out when I first started playing, no one would tell me). Being a ninja was pretty cool, you had a ninja suit with a sword on your back and if you tried dancing as a ninja, you wouldn’t dance but you’d become transparent/invisible.
You could also be a Hard Hat worker. You had to click on the Hook of the Crane in the sky (the Crane was behind a fence in the back) in the snowfields right of the Town to get the Hard hat (you didn’t have a player card back then so you didn’t really get a Hard hat, you just wore one). And if you danced, you would be drilling the ground. And if you went into the middle snow fields, you’d be driving a snowcat, WOOT!
As for the Gift shop, if you tried walking into it, you’d be transported to a page in Rocketsnail.com where you can buy merchandise like real life keychains and T-shirts (using real life money though, Penguin Chat didn’t have coins, remember?).
And that’s just about all there was to Penguin Chat 3 (that used to be playable at rocketsnail.com).
Now here’s the sad part. One day, the Rocket Snail team announced they were creating something called Club Penguin. When I went to the site clubpenguin.com, all that was on its site was the logo and it said it was Under Construction. Then they closed Penguin chat for a while, so I had nothing to do but play Mancala, Ballistic Biscuit, and a few other games on rsnail.com
After waiting the rest of the summer for Club Penguin, I finally stopped checking the site everyday. When I looked again in late October, I had missed the grand opening, the Beta tests, and everything else. I’m pretty sure I made accounts but I can’t remember the names or email addresses anymore.
Also, there was a Club Penguin BETA testing. That was basically to try out the new Club Penguin beforehand. Beta testers got one month of free Club Penguin membership, they got to keep their party hat from the very first Club Penguin party ever, and a certain amount of coins (2,000).
Just a few more things before I let you go, no ninja myths are true! There’s one myth out there that says if you don’t move in the dojo for 30 minutes but stay logged on by talking and chatting, you’ll be a ninja. Don’t listen to those lies! Its just to waste your time! I knew it was a lie from the moment I heard it, and now I’ve tested it out just to prove it to you and nothing happened! (You can check it out yourself if you want to waste a half hour…)
And, last, you can check the Club Penguin Official Blog Archives for all old blog posts from Club Penguin ever since April 2005 here: http://blog.clubpenguin.com/archives/2005_08_01_archive.html
The archives are at the bottom of the page.
Also, this is all from memory and I’ve verified just about all my data to check that it is fact, not fiction. The only thing you might be even a little worried about is that I probably made a few accounts right after beta. But I’ve changed from Yahoo to Hotmail to Gmail email accounts over the years and I’ve forgotten almost all my emails. If I had created an account before or after Beta, its probably already deleted by now anyway, unfortunately.
So that’s my rather sad story of how I missed being a Beta by a few days/weeks and a touch of impatience.
Here are a few pics that I think are from Penguin Chat. (Click to enlarge)
Finally, don’t be fooled by this: penguinchat.com This is not the Penguin Chat I was speaking of. This came out less than a year ago, I believe. Its a FAKE. The real Penguin Chat was only accessible on http://rocketsnail.com
The Following are thanks to Wikipedia:
Parties & Rockhopper Arrivals
Throughout Club Penguin History, there have been numerous parties and Rockhopper Arrivals, each introducing numerous free items. Here is a list of them (this list is now outdated):
October 24, 2005 - Halloween Party/Beta Tester Party (Beta Tester Party Hat)
December 22, 2005 to December 25, 2005 - Christmas Party/New Year’s Party (Santa Hat, Christmas Scarf, Beta Tester Party Hat)
January 2006- Winter Luau (Red Hawaiian Lei)
February 2006 - Valentine’s Day Celebration (Red Sunglasses, Bowtie)
March 2006 - Pizza Party (Pizza Apron)
March 2006 - St. Patrick’s Day Party (St. Patrick’s Day Hat)
April 2006 - April Fool’s Day Party (Red Propeller Cap)
April 2006 - Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Pink Bunny Ears)
May 2006 - Mine Party (Mining Cap)
June 2006 - Summer Party/Beach Opening (Blue Hawaiian Lei, Water Wings, Inflatable Duck, and Whistle)
July 6, 2006 to July 14, 2006 - Western Party (Bandanna)
* August 4, 2006 to August 19/20, 2006 (extended by 6/7 days) - Sports Party (Red/Blue Face Paint, Skates)
September 22, 2006 - Lighthouse Opening (Red Sailor’s Cap, Lighthouse Shirt (from The Penguin Times)
October 13, 2006 to October 20, 2006 - Rockhopper Arrival #1 (Eye Patch)
October 24, 2006 - 1 Year Anniversary Party (Anniversary Party Hat)
October 27, 2006 - Halloween Party (Wizard’s Hat)
November 2006 - Lime Green Color Party (Members only, Lime Green Color, Green Cape)
December 8, 2006 to December 21, 2006 - Rockhopper Arrival #2 (Pirate Bandanna, Red Puffle)
December 22, 2006 to January 2, 2007 - Christmas & New Year’s Party (Santa Hat, Santa Beard)
January 19, 2007 to January 22, 2007 - Winter Fiesta (Maracas)
February 9, 2007 - Rockhopper Arrival #3 (Pirate Belt)
February 9, 2007 to February 19, 2007 - Festival of Snow (Snowflake T-Shirt, Ice Crown)
Prior to March 9, 2007 - Rockhopper Arrival #4 - Rockhopper returns Bambadee to the shores of Club Penguin but amazingly never gets noticed by other penguins.
March 9, 2007 to March 16, 2007 - Rockhopper Arrival #5 (Pirate Shoes, Sea Monster Background)
March 16, 2007 to March 20, 2007 - St. Patrick’s Day (St. Patrick’s Day Hat)
March 30, 2007 to April 2, 2007 - April Fool’s Day Party (Blue Propeller Cap & Novelty Glasses)
April 6, 2007 to April 9, 2007 - Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Blue Bunny Ears)
April 27, 2007 - Rockhopper Arrival #6 - (Puffle/Pirate Bandanna)
April 27, 2007 to May 2, 2007 - Pirate Party (Sailor Hats (found by following the treasure route in the Ship Hold))
May 18 to May 24, 2007 - Party for Forest (players had to follow a map to find it)
May 25 to May 29 - New Cove Party ( Members only, Whistle, Lifeguard Life ring)
June 8 to June 18 - Summer Party ( Blue Hawaiian Lei, Green Inflatable Duck, Ice Cream Apron, Green Sunglasses, Flower Headress)
June 22 to ? Rockhopper Arrival #7 (Red bandanna) - July 13 to 18, 2007 Water Party ( Umbrella Hat )(blue water wings)
October 24 - Club Penguin Opens, Puffles seen around but not officially introduced.
November - Puffles officially introduced to the game. Colours originally blue, pink, green and black.
November/December - Creature Naming Contest takes place. The winning name is “Puffle”, and the winner of the contest receives 5000 Coins and 3 days of free membership.
December - The term “Puffle” comes into use and is used for the first time.
December - All of the bugs taken out of Puffle Round-Up and it’s officially introduced to the game.
March 13, 2006 - The Pet Shop opens, allowing you to buy a Puffle. Members can buy all 4 breeds, and can purchase up to 8 puffles, while Non-Members can buy one Blue Puffle.
March - Although a feature from the start, the puffle’s Special Play ability is made well-known in an issue of the Club Penguin Times.
June - Purple Puffles started to mysteriously appear on Puffle Round-Up. During the 1st secret mission Aunt Arctic’s Lost Puffles, players had to find her 2 lost puffles, one green and one purple, officially introducing Purple Puffles to the game.
August - The Purple Puffle becomes available for purchase in the Pet Shop.
September - The ability to Walk Puffle is established.
October - Rockhopper talks about his pet and friend, Yarr in his journal, which is a red puffle, prior to introducing red puffles to Club Penguin.
November - The ability to Bathe Puffle is established.
November - Second secret mission, called “Gs Secret Mission”, reveals the origin of Puffle O’s in introducing the O Berry, which causes a Black Puffle to enact its Special Play.
Late 2006 - Penguins can’t see other penguin’s puffle’s names due to the fact that penguins were giving their puffles vulgar (bad) names.
December - Captain Rockhopper introduces the red Puffles to Club Penguin, although they are not able to be herded up in Puffle Round-Up like the other 5 breeds. Also, Members can now buy up to 12 puffles, and Non-Members can now buy up to two, including the Red Puffle.
March 23, 2007 - Puffle play extended.
May - Red puffles are able to surf with you in the new surfing game Cachin’ Waves.
Secret Missions and Book Room Library Additions
None. Secret Missions have not been created yet and the Book Room hasn’t yet turned into a library.
June - Aunt Arctic’s Lost Puffles able to be played by secret agents.
November - G’s Secret Mission able to be played by secret agents.
No Book Room library additions yet.
March 9, 2007 - Rockhopper’s papers get turned into a book, that becomes the first addition to the library in the book room called Rockhopper and the Stowaway. After reading this book, whilst clicking on the friendship bracelet, one is able to receive one of the friendship bracelets mentioned in his story (Friendship Bracelet).
March 3 - Frankie’s First Show, The Spice of Life, and Truth or Dare added to the library.
March 26 - Case of the Missing Coins mission released.
April 12 - Story Writing Contest closed.
April 26 - Winners of Story Writing Contest announced.
April 27 - New books to be added to Book Room - Penguin Tales (Spring ‘07): Pizza Parlour Panic (Orantango), Comoica’s Jetpack Adventure (Comoica), The Legend of the Gold Puffle (Icmer).
August 7 - Avalanche Rescue mission released.
Club Penguin Opens
December - A wider selection of igloo music is introduced.
December 2006 - A Christmas party happens during the Jolliest time of the year
Sometime in 2007 - Players are eligible to become tour guides
April 13, 2007 - Stage added to lighthouse.
April 27, 2007 - Ship Hold opened on the Migrator
May 30, 2007 - Cove open to public. Contains binoculars which work similarly to the telescope in the Beacon
Sometime in 2007 -The game catching waves gets 2 more levels
Sometime in 2007 - Water party begins and umbrealla hat,A free item gets relased
Sometime In June 2007 - A new item adds to the water party as it extends till next monday.Leaving a free items of blue water wings and umbrella hats.
Sometime in 2007 - A new igloo contest is relased with the fishbowl ilgoo because the igloo contest was my life in a fish bowl!
August 1, 2007 - Disney buys Club Penguin for a lot of money!
October 26th - Golden Puffle spotted at Forest and Mountain at every half hour (alternating)
Card-Jitsu Wa Released
Penguins can become Ninjas