CPF in focus: Parties – Then and Now

Greetings Penguins!

Time for yet another CPF in focus. This time, I will be discussing the parties on CP and how they have changed throughout the years.

2005 – 2007

Parties throughout this period were original, creative and simple. There were much fewer decorations in comparison to today’s parties (such as the Halloween party 2005). CP was more generous to non-members back then, giving several free items out per party! The average party only lasted for around 3 days.

Late 2008 – 2011(ish)

Parties started to become more complex, with many returning each year (Music Jam..). Throughout 2009-2011 especially, CP started to add more features for members at parties and the duration of ’em began to last longer. Items were often returned from older parties, with most of the non-member items being hats. Lots and lots of hats.

2012

Many new parties such as the Marvel Superhero Takeover and Fashion Show were added. From June to August, CP held parties that involved some kind of promotion offline (Marvel, Shake it Up and Innocent Smoothes respectively). Many penguins disliked this due to them believing it was an annoying attempt by Disney to make more money. The parties lasted longer, the member benefits remained (such as the ability to transform during some parties) and non-members got a lot of hats and backgrounds. The remaining original co-founders also left, taking the “old” CP with them.

2013 (Now!)

Although we have only had 2 (very soon to be 3) parties this year, we can see a pattern of what’s happening. CP has now given each party an average duration of about 2 weeks (which is far too long in my opinion). The items take much longer to obtain (I’m looking at you, Dino Dig. Grr) and CP releases a ridiculous amount of sneak peeks before the party has began; making each one very predictable and often boring.

I mean, c’mon. 2013’s parties have not been the best. First was the Prehistoric Party, not bad but, just, slow. Transforming was perhaps the highlight, where’s the excitement or creativity? Then we had the Hollywood party. This one annoyed me, why did CP remove the St. Patrick’s Day party? To make everyone feel welcome by not having location-based holidays. So what do they do instead? Make a party devoted to a specific place in the USA?

My opinion?

I hope CP becomes more original and creative with their ideas. I want parties like we had in 2007 (Summer kick off and the Water party were brilliant), or at least a party that we don’t have 10 sneak peeks of, showing every single room and item before its actually released (Puffle Party 2013..we know what the Rainbow puffle looks like, we know what the room looks like, we know what the items look like. How is that fun?!).

Until next time, Waddle on!

-Jimbobson

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About Jimbobson

Virtual World & Tech enthusiast. 3D Artist.

Posted on March 18, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wholeheartedly agree.

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