Towards the end of August, Sadas, a regular visitor of Club Penguin Memories, made an interesting remark on this post and I figured we would have a discussion on it. As you may have guessed by the post that was commented on by Sadas, the topic is about the Elite Penguin Force, or EPF for short. Here’s what was said:
Anyways Train, I had an interesting blog topic if you wish to make it…
“Do You Like The Way The Current EPF Story Is Going?”
Well, my answer would be…no. And prepare for the longest post I’ve written on this site…lol..
Now don’t get me wrong, I liked how the EPF story was last year. I liked System Defender and how Herbert and Protobot teamed up, Battle of Doom, and the whole Operation: Hibernation mission. Then it seems like CP got bored of the story after Herbert went into hibernation, and gave us a bunch of pointless messages and field-ops in late 2011-to present 2012.
See, the problem with the current story is that it is too inconsistent. For the first 3 months in 2012, we were tracking down Herbert, and we still have no answer as to how he escaped. Well yeah we can assume that Klutzy broke him out, it’d be nice to see it explained in-game. But the investigation was dropped so shortly and abruptly. Then we just got more boring field-ops and pointless messages.
Well yeah, we did have Protobot return recently, it was only for a few Field-Ops. But where is Herbert? We haven’t seen a hide or hair of him since the breakout (minus the Puffle Trouble short). If you ask me, this is how they can make it more exciting..
1. Give us more messages instead of weekly ones – I felt the EPF communicated better when we had messages every 2-3 days.
2. Add more System Defender levels – we know CP is planning at least 2 more.
3. Bring Herbert back – he’s hidden long enough.
4. Launch Operation: Black Out – I don’t know what is up with it, but it’s been planned since at least…December 2010? Though something tells me the Shut Down in June 2011 delayed the Black Out..
But yeah, overall, I think this could make an interesting blog post. What do you think, Train?
I couldn’t agree with you more, Sadas. With how the EPF currently is, I’d definitely give Club Penguin a thumbs down about it. It’s just so boring now with the weekly field ops in my opinion, and it’s not like they’re anything important. They either have to do with a lead that nothing is done about afterwards or some current event going on the island. System Defender was fun, I liked it when things were hyped more, etc. Herbert has to be somewhere, and yeah…I miss the PSA. Even though the PSA had infrequent missions (1 or two, maybe 3 max in a year) they were big, they were fun, and the story was definitely consistent.
Please vote in the polls below – I’m curious as to what you think.
What’s your opinion and assessment of the EPF? Discuss it as much as you’d like to in the comments.
Update: Club Penguin saw this post several days ago.
Here’s an email about it from Popeye88636 that was received after emailing Club Penguin:
Hi Agent Popeye88636,
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about the EPF.
It seems EPF Field-Ops replaced PSA Missions when Herbert popped the PSA HQ to pieces with popcorn. If there was another Mission what do you think would happen in it?
The latest we’ve seen of Herbert indicates he likes smoothies because penguins have actually served him smoothies in Smoothie Smash! Play the game and see if he orders a specific kind of smoothie. Let us know if you learn anything interesting in your investigation.
What kind of games would you like to see in the Field-Ops? Which if your favorite game of the Field-Op ones?
I like System Defender too and I’d like another level to work on. Have you earned all the stamps for that game?
I haven’t heard anything about an Operation Blackout? Where was this announced? What’s supposed to happen during it?
Agent, your input is appreciated!