On the 5th of December there’s been updates in 2005, 2008, and 2013. In 2005 Club Penguin began testing a new server system and in 2008 and 2013 there were multiple updates such as a new Penguin Style catalogue.
In 2005 Club Penguin began testing new servers which were designed to bring more speed and efficiency to the game. As a reward for helping Club Penguin test these new servers penguins received several free items such as the Red Sunglasses and Pink Toque. All of the free items that players received for helping out also have an identical looking item that is only for members and could be purchased from the Penguin Style. Here is the blog post Billybob about this update:
We have been hard at work behind the scenes working on a new server system that should be a bit faster and hopefully allow us to make even more improvements to Club Penguin.
You may be wondering, “What does this have to do with me?” Well, we would like your help testing it before we convert all of Club Penguin to it. All this means is that you log into this new area, do everything you normally do and click on everything you can, then let us know if you find any bugs.
As a “thank you” for doing this, we will add some perks to this test server throughout the week. The first is a new room has been added that will eventually have a new game. Every few days we will hide a brand new clothing item that both members and non-members can find, use, wear, and keep for their penguins. (These items will only be found on the test server.)
The test server can be found by going to www.clubpenguin.com/test
So thanks for helping, and don’t forget to fill out a bug report if you find any.
– Club Penguin Team
By BillyBob on December 5, 2005 11:50 AM
I don’t know what the new room was. If you do, let me know! I was going to say Ski Lodge, but then I remembered Find Four didn’t come out until Spring 2006, so… *shrugs* My only other guess is the Ski Hill, which first appeared during beta and then opened to the general public in January 2006.
Onward to 2008 now! That year the treasure book had a new page added to it. It featured several holiday themed items that you could unlock for your penguin when redeeming a coin code.
Also on this day in 2008 Rockhopper was spotted in the telescope. He was sailing to the island for Coins For Change and the Christmas Party, which is what the Holiday Party was originally called. There was also a new pin, the Snow Forts Pin. It was hidden at the Pet Shop in the top right of the room. This pin is Club Penguin’s 78th pin and was the third pin to be hidden in that room.
The final update in 2008 was a new clothing catalogue. The December 2008 Penguin Style featured new items such as the Gingerbread Costume. Other items such as the Elf Costume and Yellow Scarf made a return in this catalogue.
The final year that has had updates on the 5th of December is 2013. Just like in 2008, Rockhopper was spotted in the telescope as he was sailing toward the Club Penguin island. There were also a few other minor updates along with that. Herbert’s website, ClubHerbert.com, waspdated with a new image showing Klutzy reading a map of the wilderness. There were also new holiday postcards and a Coins For Change logoff screen and homepage slide.
As for the more major updates, just like in 2008 there was a new Penguin Style for the month. It contained many new and returned winter and holiday themed items for members to purchase.
Not only that, but the Snow & Sports catalogue was updated with winter sports items. Alongside that the Ice Rink returned, replacing the Soccer Pitch.
Want to see and learn more? Check out these pages about the topics mentioned above.
- Club Penguin Blog
- Free Club Penguin Items
- Ski Lodge
- Find Four
- Ski Hill
- Treasure Books
- Series 1 Treasure Book
- Coins For Change 2008
- Christmas Party 2008
- Club Penguin Pins
- Club Penguin Items
- Pet Shop
- December 2008 Penguin Style
- Logoff Screens
- Club Penguin’s Homepage
- Penguin Mail Postcards
- December 2013 Penguin Style
- December 2013 Snow & Sports Catalogue
- Ice Rink/Soccer Pitch Stadium