YMMV / Club Penguin

  • Awesome Music:
    • The Coffee Shop theme was pretty simple yet catchy.
    • The official lyrical songs, such as "Anchors Aweigh", "Ghosts Just Wanna Dance", "Puffle Party (Your Gotta Have a Wingman)", and "Best Day Ever", are pretty good songs for someone to listen to.
    • The University theme makes school sound like an awesome adventure.
  • Broken Base:
    • Many people (majority being the very prideful rare penguins) were NOT happy with once rare items being brought back by Disney, the 3D Glasses for example. Others were happy that they could finally get some of the rare items and show them all off.
    • Quite a few of the old players dislike the map changes, believing that once hidden places are becoming completely visible on the map, while other believe it's easier to get around and more friendly to new users.
    • Let's say you get a burst of nostalgia and want to check out your 'Super Rare' account to see what's happened over the years. You check the website to find that your account was deleted with no warning. Yeah... You'll probably want to be in the broken base.
    • Many Non-Members experience this, as a result of the game making its agenda to make players who don't pay Disney their money into the equivalent of Hobos. Stripped of all their valuable items (if they were a member before) and being locked out of using them, having their home also stripped of all their items, not being able to fully access the games and things members can get does tend to frustrate them.
    • Was closing the original a good idea?note 
  • Dork Age: Started in 2013 and continued until the game's closure in 2017. Players have noticed that the penguins were becoming too human (penguins dressed like humans and wearing human-like wigs, keeping Puffles that look like real animals) and the game was attempting at becoming mainstream (Crossover events disguised as Product Placements, the island starting to look like a modern community from the real world). No wonder they complained.
  • Fanon:
    • There's an entire wiki (link) dedicated to this.
    • A good hunk of the fandom considers Klutzy, Herbert's faithful sidekick, to be a girl, even though canon calls him a boy. Parodied here
    • Though YMMV if the term fits, the Club Penguin Army community are players of CP who... Battle. Mainly for entertainment, though, these are taken as Serious Business by the troops in them. If you ever see somebody sporting themselves as a member of the Army/Team of Club Penguin, Nachos, Dark Warriors, SWAT, Light Troops, Gold, etc., that's what they're talking about.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Franky/Cadence, Stompin' Bob/Puffle Handler, and Jet Pack Guy/Dot seem to popular.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: There are plenty of Club Penguin fans that live in the lower Americas, such as Mexico and Brazil.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Even though Herbert is rude and (at times) cruel, you can't help but feel a little sorry for him after everything he's been through.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Shit nigga why is there so many purple penguins"
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The little ding that rings out when you get a stamp. Especially if it's a mascot's stamp, Extreme stamp, or an Extreme mascot stamp!
  • My Real Daddy: Many players heavily idolize Lane Merrifield (Billybob), one of the founders of the game, and to a lesser extent, Chris Heatherly (Spike Hike), who took over as manager.
  • Periphery Demographic: If Tumblr is anything to go by, at least half of the users are teens and adults. Like Webkinz, though, most serious players were children/teens when they first began, and the addiction spread to the teen/adulthood.
  • Tear Jerker: The announcement of the original game getting shut down resulted in players, both old from way back in 2005 to new, expressing how much they'll miss the game and how much it was a major part of their childhoods. More than a few people who had long since left the game or 'grew out of it' admitted to signing in one final time for a walk down memory lane.
    • A few videos have surfaced of the last minutes in different servers with dozens of penguins having one final dance near the clock as it turns to 12:01, yelling things like WADDLE ON and THEY WILL NEVER DIVIDE US.
    • To top it all off, the "Connection Was Lost" bubble appears a final time. Only this time it says something different:
      The connection has been lost. Thank you for playing Club Penguin. Waddle on!
  • That One Achievement: An Extreme stamp, appropriately enough, the Survivor stamp in the Catchin' Waves minigame, requires beating Survival mode. It consists of dodging ice chunks, outsurfing a fast wave, and a shark near the end, its own Extreme Stamp for getting that far! On top of that, the whole thing takes OVER 10 MINUTES to complete, meaning that you'd better have a few spare hours in your schedule if you plan to try this, and God forbid you wipe out after the halfway point!!
  • The Scrappy: Club Penguin Island has the dubious honor of somehow managing to be an entire game with this treatment, if for no other reason than replacing the original.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Stompin' Bob/Puffle Handler is one of the most popular ships in the fandom, despite the fact that they never interacted on-screen.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • After Disney bought the company from New Horizon, accusations of this came flying everywhere.
    • The PSA being changed into the EPF.
    • The Dojo became a place for Card Jitsu.
    • Restricting "free" games and the sheer amount of censorship.
    • Removal of the heart and skull emoticon was such a big deal, that they brought back the Heart Emote. Though the skull emote didn't return, it technically stayed beyond updates for areas it showed up as a non-emote, such as the ignore list.
    • Hugely the reaction to punctuation and numbers being removed.
    • The announcement that the original game was shutting down to make way for a new version went over about as well as expected.
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