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But back to the topic, several users already heard that I would do a discussion blog post about CP with puffles. I will discuss about what CP is doing wrong with puffles, what CP is doing right with puffles and some possible ideas as a solution of the previous examples discussed in this blog post.
As you can see, Club Penguin is going beyond overboard about puffles and by beyond I mean, FROM INIFINITY AND BEYOND! Let's start first with the Wild Puffles
The Wild Puffles are exactly the same colored puffles we see these days, but let's say, with just some few upgrades such as tails, wings, ears, etc. Personally, if Club Penguin is releasing Wild Puffles, then they should do it limited just as the Dinosaur Puffles. The Wild Puffles do not have an unique depth and story behind them. We do know that Rockhopper found the Orange Tabby Cat Puffles and Blue Border Collie Puffles, but their personality is barely similar to as the original colored puffles. Still, there are many people who like these puffles more than the original puffles. It's also such a shame we can't really interact more often with our puffles. It would be actually cool if we could add them Puffle Hats, or do the same actions as we do with our normal puffles. Therefore, CP is forcing us to use the Puffle Park and/or Puffle Hotel, which it's useless since they're places we can do in our everyday life. It's like having to sit in a hover chair to go to anywhere instead of standing up or walking which it's useless since some people have feet and those people can utilize their feet to go to other places. Wild Puffles are like food. A simple puffle (food) may not seem that promising but once to add some upgrades to it, it will be more attractive and convince the people to eat the food (adopt and/or take care of that puffle). Example: Carrot = Puffle > Not promising that much / Carrot Cake = Wild Puffle > More promising
If CP is ever making Wild Puffles interactive in the Puffle System Interface, the Dinosaur Puffles' favorite food could be a Glass of Lava. Their favorite toys could be a Rubber Meat to chew and a Megaphone to practice their roar. The bathing action could be bathing inside a volcano or a pool that looks like a volcano, and it could be real lava or water while the Cat Puffle's favorite food would be a bowl of milk, favorite toys would be a ball of yarn and a wind-up mouse and the bathing action would be bathing inside a pool of milk and finally, the Dog Puffle's favorite food would be a bone, favorite toys would be a frisbee and a rubber bone and finally, the bathing action would be the Dog Puffle bathing inside a hydrant.
The Puffle Tricks worsened the situation. Honestly, it did not ENTIRELY worsen the puffles. In fact, I find it cool to interact more with puffles but the only part I dislike of this new feature is the Puffle Digging on demand. It may sound stupid and ridiculous at first, but eventually it goes to a point where minigames are useless, and you would get rich in less than a week to tell your puffle to dig for coins every 2 minutes. Back then, penguins had to work all day via minigames to earn coins so thus the penguins can claim items even on the last minute, rushing before the game updated. That was a perfect example where hard word was rewarded with the effort you put. Nowadays, I barely see people playing minigames, or going to those rooms with puffle stations in it. Something we can do in our daily life.
Now let's go to the rooms. The Puffle Hotel was enough when it first opened back in March 2013. The Puffle Snack Station found at the Pizza Parlor was satisfactory and enough at that point but eventually, in November 2013, CP went overboard by adding more "puffle stations" at the Puffle Hotel to take care of your puffles. Then they opened the Puffle Park which it's useless as well. After the Puffle Park opened, barely people go to the Puffle Hotel to pamper their puffles, or take care of their puffles as the traditional way of the Puffle Interface System. Why? 5 words: Igloo Backyards and Puffle Park. Anyone can click on the map, then the Puffle Park would be a shortcut of the Puffle Hotel to save time, they spend 2 minutes at the Puffle Park taking care of their puffles and fulfilling its puffle's stats and by the Igloo Backyards, most people put their puffles in their Igloo Backyards, and worst of all, there is nothing interactive to do in the Igloo Backyards. It would be cool if we could add furniture items as well, or even add puffle furniture items such as the puffle houses, puffle beds, etc. I mean, is it true love to leave your puffle trapped in a room with nothing else to do and take your puffle to a place you can do in your daily life but instead, you go to that place to save time and worst of all, just fulfill your puffle stats so your puffle digs for more coins? That is not even called love. Honestly, I am like those type of people, but nowadays, I'll try to change by letting a certain amount of puffles stay in my igloo and try to take care of them more often of the traditional way, or taking them to the Puffle Hotel. Club Penguin could increase the prices of the items (as long it's not in a different currency like The Fair 2014 when CP triplicated the items) and add more items in it. Furthermore, why do we even dig for Puffle Food? Most people do not really take care of their puffles as in the traditional way; The Puffle System Interface...after CP added the Puffle Park.
If Club Penguin really wants to make more features related with Puffles, then just do PUFFLE GLASSES! It would be similar to the Puffle Hats, but instead, penguins can add any face item to their puffle. A new fashionable feature which does not really harm the puffle or the penguin itself.
The Puffle Hotel still encounters a problem. What is it Phineas? It's not a Puffle Hotel. Instead, it is a Puffle Resort. There could be a new type of feature where penguins can choose a room, get an id of the room (like the Friends Room or something in Poptropica) and stay on the room of the Puffle Hotel. It would be basically similar as decorating an igloo, but it would be interesting to live somewhere else other than your igloo. Penguins could invite their friends once the people know the room id the owner of the puffle hotel room is living in but like in real life, the penguin must pay the rent of the Puffle Hotel.
In summary, the solution of most problems previously mentioned would be...
- Remove the Puffle Park
- More colored puffles with unique personality, trait and depth story
- Make Wild Puffles interactive within the Puffle Interface System
- Removal of the Puffle Digging on demand button (The Puffle Tricks can stay)
- Increase of prices for items whose items are sold in coins instead of being sold in another currency in the future (People are rich already in less than a week so why not increase the prices to use those coins in something somehow?)
- Make the Puffle Hotel more interactive
- Make Wild Puffles temporary if you are ever releasing Wild Puffles in the future
- And most of all, focus in other things such as releasing new features to the game, or designing better the parties by decorating more rooms, animating more elements of the rooms, or planning in Card-Jitsu or the EPF.
Honestly, it was enough when CP added the Puffle Hotel (before the November 2013 updates) and the Puffle Snack Station at the Pizza Parlor.
So, who agrees with me? Below there are several polls and you will choose which option is the best for you. (Sorry if there were too many polls and some of them may be irritating for you :P)
I would like to hear your opinion. Make sure to make the Club Penguin Team aware of this blog post such as making this blog post popular, or tell Polo Field on chat with the !tell command, emailing them of your honest thoughts and opinions with puffles lately (perhaps by even referencing my blog post), etc.
Hope you really liked my discussion blog post! I am not really sure what topic to discuss next, but I guess I'll need to spend more time in CP and see the negative things occurring in CP. ;)
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