For those of you who have been visiting Club Penguin Memories for over a year (or like to read my old posts) you may recall a Club Penguin discussion post I did relating to the EPF. I asked you all if you were unhappy with the EPF and which you preferred, the EPF or the PSA. Seeing it’s been a little over a year since I last asked this question, I figured it would be fitting to see if anyone’s thoughts have changed on the EPF. Since making the original post a year ago I’ll point out the following EPF updates we’ve had:
- Operation: Blackout
- New EPF Spy Phone
- Spy Drills
- Operation: Hot Sauce
- New Everyday Phoning Facility Look
- Field Ops have been retired
- You could say the Star Wars Party with Darth Herbert, but that wasn’t EPF related
For those of you unfamiliar with Field Ops, they were similar to the Spy Drills game. You got your orders from Gary at the EPF Command Room, had to find the room/area he was referring to, then played one of the mini-games that are now found in Spy Drills in order to receive EPF medals, which you can use towards elite gear. For whatever reason Club Penguin removed Spy Drills on Thursday however…
In my post last year I included two polls. These were the results from them:
- My poll question “Are you happy with how the EPF is?” received a total of 264 votes. 221 of those votes were for “No, it’s boring how it is now”. The other 43 votes were for “I don’t care what the EPF is up to”.
- My poll question “Do you prefer the EPF with its weekly field ops and clothes or PSA with its infrequent missions and clothes?” received a total of 262 votes. 95 of those votes were for the EPF. The other 167 were for the PSA.
I won’t be surprised if this year the PSA wins in favour of the EPF again, as I still personally prefer the PSA. There’s been hardly any EPF related updates since Operation Blackout, mainly because the weekly Field Ops were removed. That’s fine with me though, as they were very repetitive. The weekly EPF messages we receive nowadays are absolutely pointless, too. Spy Drills is cool if you don’t have all the EPF gear, but for a player who has had a long time to collect all of the items like me the game serves no purpose unless I want to improve my skills. Operation: Hot Sauce was cool and unexpected, similar to the PSA missions but shorter and around the island…but unfortunately we’ve had nothing like that since then. Operation Blackout was fun too, but after that big event hardly anything has been happening. Club Penguin’s big EPF missions are at random, months apart, don’t last a while, and to try to fill that long gap they cover it up with the random messages each week, claiming to “be on the lookout just in case” when nothing is going to happen.
So let me know, what are your thoughts on the current situation of the EPF? You can say what you think in the comment and/or vote in the polls. In my opinion it’s just gotten worse, it’s pointless to exist. Yes, the PSA randomly had missions like the EPF does now, but unlike the EPF it wasn’t everywhere you went on Club Penguin, it was just sort of a thing that was there. With the EPF we were initially led to expect something new all of the time, something that has fallen short of the expectations of many overtime. There’s also the fact that PSA missions were very long compared to the EPF. I do enjoy the EPF’s missions when they’re released, it’s just that there is too long of a wait for them and they are short.