Basic Information/Club Penguin History:
Club Penguin is an MMORPG, or a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It was created by New Horizon Interactive on October 25, 2005, and is now owned by Disney. Sometimes called CP, it is a virtual world where you are a penguin. You can buy clothes, play games, earn coins, send postcards, and edit your own igloo! You can also adopt pets, called puffles. You can name your own puffles, play with them, feed them, and lots of fun stuff! (Some help you in games, too! Check out the Puffles page for more information.) Club Penguin is programmed in four languages: English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish, so that almost anyone can play! This blog is all about CP and it’s updates, so feel free to look around the blog.
Of course, even before Club Penguin there was Penguin Chat. Penguin Chat was very similar to Club Penguin. You could play Penguin Chat on rocketsnail.com, which is now closed so that everyone will go to clubpenguin.com. Here are a few of images of Penguin Chat.
Getting an Account and Logging On:
To get an account on Club Penguin, click here, then follow the instructions. After you follow all of the steps, go into the E-Mail account you use for your penguin (you set this E-Mail while creating an account), and you will have an E-Mail from Club Penguin.To activate your account, use the link in the E-Mail you received. After your account has been activated, click here. Press Start, and type in your penguin’s username and password. (The username and password were set up when you created your penguin, and if you forget, check the activation E-Mail.) Select a server to log on to, and you will be logged on to Club Penguin! It doesn’t matter which server you go on, that is your choice. After you log on, a tutorial will pop up. (See below.)
If you click on your player, you will see your player card. From your player card, you can edit what you are wearing after you buy some clothing items at the Gift Shop. You can also click on any other penguin to view their player card. On any other penguin’s player card, you can make a buddy request, choose to ignore the player, or send them Penguin Mail. Ignoring means you won’t be able to see anything that penguin says on CP.
When you log on for the first time, you will have a message in your Penguin Mail mailbox, which is the envelope in the top-left corner of your screen. If you click on it, you will see a message from Club Penguin. When you get other messages, you can reply if they are your buddy, trash it, or remove all messages from that sender. To send a message to a buddy, press New Mail. On anyone else’s player card (for more player card information, look above), click on the envelope icon to send them Penguin Mail. You can now select from a range of postcards to send.
To earn money, called coins, on Club Penguin, you have to play games. (For more information about games, see the Games page.) Depending on how well you do in the game, you will get a score. Your final score in the game is divided by 10, and that’s how many coins you’ve earned. You can view your coins anytime on your player card.
A pin is an item that can be displayed on your player card, right below your star. Every two weeks, a new pin will be hidden in a random room around Club Penguin. Note: Pins will never be hidden in the Town or the Plaza. Pins could be shaped like anything. The older a pin is, the rarer it is, also, so start collecting today! We will post whenever a new pin is hidden.
CP Beginners Guide:
When you log on to CP for the first time, this tutorial will pop up:
You can get to know the basics about Disney’s Club Penguin:
There are a lot of exciting things to do on Club Penguin. Use the map by clicking the map icon in the bottom left to go to different rooms in CP. You can also walk through pathways and doors. Sometimes CP hosts parties, special events that last only a limited time.
To view your player card, click on the yellow star (or little badge, if you’re a member) on the right side of the toolbar. You can change your clothes, pin, background, and view your coins there.
There are tons of games in Club Penguin to play! Some are multiplayer and some are for just one person. To play a game walk up to the game booth and click yes when it asks you if you want to play. You can earn coins by playing games!
To chat with your friends, click on the blue bar in the center of the toolbar and type your message. Press enter on you keyboard or the quote button to send your message. You can also choose from a list of ultimate safe chat messages by clicking the icon in the bottom left of the toolbar.
When you are a member of Club Penguin, you have a number of advantages that non-members don’t. For example, members can buy clothing and furniture from catalogs, decorate their igloos, and open their igloos, thus putting it on the map. That way anyone on that server can visit your igloo! Members also may be able to get to rooms non-members can’t, during special occasions, like parties. (To become a member, click here. Note: You must pay REAL money to become a member.) Although members have many advantages, non-members can still add buddies, buy player card backgrounds, find pins, and earn coins. They can also become Secret Agents and Tour Guides. (You can cancel membership at any time.)
Other Useful Information:
Club Penguin has four main, simple, easy to follow rules.
1. Respect Other Penguins – Club Penguin does not tolerate any swearing, cheating, bullying or mean behavior toward other penguins. Disciplinary action will be taken should any one of these occur while playing.
2. Never Reveal ANY Personal Information – The best way to stay safe online is to NEVER share your real name, phone number, address, email, passwords, or any other personal information.
3. No inappropriate talk – Do not use rude, mean, or inappropriate words when speaking on Club Penguin, or you could potentially be banned, possibly forever.
4. No Cheating – Any use of third party programs is not allowed. Players who use any third party programs while playing risk being permanently banned.
Who are they and what do they do?
Moderators are people who work for Club Penguin. They’re job is to keep Club Penguin safe. If someone is being rude or mean, moderators have the ability to remove you from the server, ban you from Club Penguin, and mute you ( make it so whatever you say does not appear on anyone else’s screen). However, it is very rare that an actual moderator will be the one to mute, kick you out of the server, or ban you. Generally the server itself will detect if you are not following rules and kick you out automatically.
Can I meet a moderator?
The answer is short and simple. Yes, you can meet a moderator. Moderators have the ability to turn invisible, but occasionally they will show themselves on Club Penguin, and maybe invite you into their igloo!
Can I become a moderator?
Yes, but you must be at least 18 years or older and live in or near Kelowna, British Columbia or Canada. As a safety precaution, each moderator has to be at least 18 because they are dealing directly with children and have to pass a criminal record check. Moderators work together as a team in the Club Penguin office. This is a part of safety measures – they need to know who is moderating to keep Club Penguin safe.
Billybob posts most of the stuff on the Community blog, and is the most well-known moderator.
Rsnail (as in, Rocketsnail, who created CP) was a moderator, until he quit in November, 2010.
Screenhog is probably the second most well-known moderator after Billybob. He usually posts small secrets and spoilers on the blog.
Freesing is Screenhog’s other account.
Gizmo is another moderator, though not much is known about him, and he almost never posts on the Community Blog.
Club Penguin FAQ:
Q: What are the Club Penguin Rules?
A: There are only four simple rules:
- Respect other penguins – Club Penguin does not tolerate any swearing, cheating, bullying or mean behavior toward other penguins. Disciplinary action will be taken should any one of these occur while playing.
- Never reveal your personal information – The best way to stay safe online is to NEVER share your real name, phone number, address, email or passwords.
- No inappropriate talk – References to drugs and alcohol related activities, and sexual, racial or otherwise inappropriate talk are not permitted.
- No Cheating – Any use of third party programs (trainers) to cheat is not allowed. Players who use any third party programs while playing risk being permanently banned.
Q: How do I reset my password?
A: So you can’t remember your password? No problem. You can create a new password. To do this, you need your penguin name and the email address used to activate your Club Penguin account. Click here to go to the Reset Password page.
There are a few reasons you may need to change your password, including if you think someone knows your password, you can’t remember your password, or if your current password isn’t working.
Q: How do I become a member?
A: Create a penguin by selecting the “Create an Account” link at play.clubpenguin.comand following the instructions. Be sure to activate the account before proceeding. Once your penguin account is activated, visit our Membership page and select a membership package. Check your email to find your membership receipt confirming your purchase. The next time you login to play, your membership will be waiting for you.
Q: How do I cancel my membership?
A: Membership cancellations only apply to any membership purchased using a credit card or PayPal. These memberships automatically renew at the end of each membership term. This will ensure that your membership service is uninterrupted. You may cancel your membership at any time. You will still receive the full membership period that you have purchased. Canceling a membership requires the penguin name and password. If you don’t know your password, please visit Forgot Password to have it emailed to you.To cancel the membership, please visit our Cancel Membership page.
Q: Where’s my stamp book?
A: Before you start earning stamps, you’ll need to find your Stamp Book. Click the stamps icon on your player card to find it. Collecting stamps is a great way to show your buddies what you’ve done in Club Penguin. Every time you earn a stamp, it goes into your Stamp Book. This helps you keep track of all the stamps you’ve collected. Your Stamp Book will look empty at first, but it will fill up fast as you earn more!
Q: How do I earn stamps?
A: You can earn stamps in all kinds of different ways-in games, working together with your buddies, or trying different tasks. There are four different challenge levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Extreme. Even the most experienced penguins will test their skills! Each time you get a stamp, a message will pop up telling you what you’ve earned. When you finish a mini-game, you’ll find out how many stamps you’ve earned – and how many you still need to get.
Q: How do I show off my Stamp Book?
A: Earning stamps is only half the fun–the other half is showing them off to your buddies! If you’re a member, you can customize the Stamp Book’s cover to fit your style. Select the pencil at the bottom-right hand corner of the cover. You can cover the front of your Stamp Book with your favorite stamps and pins. And you can even change your Stamp Book’s pattern and color. To see a buddy’s collection, check out their player card. Click on the stamps icon to see their Stamp Book and what stamps they’ve earned.
Comment your questions, or send us some on our Contact Us page, and we will add them right away.
There’s So Much More!
Also, check out these pages:
CP Minigames: Play some CP minigames while still on our site!
Puffles: All you need to know about CP’s furry friends!
SWFs: Club Penguin SWFs and music.
Unlocking Items: Info on how to unlock items online, as well as some book codes.