Monday, June 27, 2011

Leaving our Homeland

"Come out of the castle now, kneel before me, and you shall be spared. Your parents and children, your brothers and sisters will live and be forgiven, and you will join me in the new world we shall build together."
- Lord Voldemort
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Flaw in the Plan

The quote says everything. So does the title.
If we can't win... when the cause seems hopeless... there's always another chance. The whole book... the whole series, for that matter... deals with this. Tells us what to do.
We have a choice.
Stay and fight... and possibly lose... but we can win, too...
...or leave. Find another safe haven. Somewhere better.
WCC was built on this system. So that we could adapt with time. The official description is 'A site on how to get the most out of YOUR games.' It's up now.
I want to leave AJ even less than you guys do, probably. But we may have to. For safety.
AJ is becoming... or maybe has already become... an unsafe game. Membership is becoming too much of a deal... and hackers and scammers are on the loose, ready to swindle something important from you.
No, not all games are like this. AJ just had a very bad start. Maybe it will get better in the future? Or maybe we can leave before it becomes too unfair and dangerous.
There are some games with no items. Some games that are fun, have no hacking problems, are peaceful, let you get lost in them, lose track of time... like AJ. Was.
I've come up with a list of several games people may want to try out. They are listed under each category that applies to them:

EDUCATIONAL:
Animal Jam (Yes, you can stay, as I will still be blogging about it) (animaljam.com)
SecretBuilders (secretbuilders.com)

ANIMAL:
Animal Jam, many animals (animaljam.com)
FeralHeart, felines and canines (feral-heart.com)
The Endless Forest, deer (tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest)
Secondhand Lands, many animals (secondhandlands.com)

LITTLE/NO MEMBERSHIP:
FeralHeart, no membership (feral-heart.com)
Free Realms, little membership (freerealms.com)
Secondhand Lands, no membership (secondhandlands.com)
SecretBuilders, little membership (secretbuilders.com)
The Endless Forest, no membership (tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest)

NON-DOWNLOAD:
Animal Jam (animaljam.com)
Free Realms (freerealms.com)
SecretBuilders (secretbuilders.com)

That's all I can think of for now.
ALSO... for those of you out there who play FeralHeart... it works for me again! :)
In other news, I think I'll have game contests. As in, for each game you play, you get another chance to win. All of the games are judged seperately. The next contest will be to create a character that looks like...
THIS little guy! Notice a few important features:
* Black, beady eyes
* Big, bushy tail
* Fatter body
* Brown-gray color
* Light brown underbelly
The winner will be the one that looks the MOST like the little squirrely here :)
Just take a screenshot and e-mail it to me (or put it on Photobucket or something) or (in AJ's case... and possibly other games) just tell me your username and your 'squirrel' character's name.

Bye for now... I know this post got very off-topic...

19 comments:

  1. Wcc Mod bunnylove3June 27, 2011

    aww the squirrel is so cute! nice choice! =D

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  2. I'm working on a game just like aj But with my own taste to it... It will be released in September and it will be multiplayer and I might make some of you mods...

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  3. @ bunnylove:
    IKR! :)
    @ Tigerstripe:
    Hmm... that sounds interesting! What's it called?

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  4. @TigerStripe
    can i help?

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  5. So.. You want us to change our pic to a cute little squirrel?

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  6. @ Princess:
    No... just design a character that LOOKS like the squirrel :)

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  7. @Woodswolf
    This is gonna be hard!D :
    But I'll figure it out!

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  8. 1. Awesome squirrel. (I dunno if I'll enter, but I might)
    2. I agree with ya about AJ....and I'm guessing your a Harry Potter fan. (HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME!)
    3.I'll try out some of your game suggestions. :)

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  9. Don't quit:( I want you to play AJ. On every game hundreds, thousands, possibly even millions of people get hacked. And on CP and MM membership is much more intense.

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  10. @ Darling:
    XD
    @ Jindo:
    HARRY POTTER IS NOT JUST AWESOME. HARRY POTTER IS AMAZINGLY ****ING AWESOME!
    XD
    @ Silverstorm:
    Yes, but on games where there are millions of players, your username is secret, and the lands are huge so you're unlikely to find a 'good target' anyway, you're a billion times less likely to be hacked.
    And on some games there's no purpose to be hacked. No items, no hacking.
    I'm not trying to quit. I just think that until AJ can turn itself more high-quality I'm going to leave it alone. I'm still going to be looking at updates, etc. But other than that... I don't know.
    Yes, I'm going to miss AJ. Will this be a repeat of greenwoodwolf? I don't know. But it's going to take more than just getting lonely and 'loving' the game this time. AJ has gone too far, made everything too extreme. It's going to be a record on how long I stay away. I know that.
    And anyways, won't AJ be glad to get rid of 'ungrateful' players like me? Ones that don't get membership? Ones that 'don't matter' in their eyes?

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  11. @Woodswolf
    Just like they said, AJ needs nonmembers. Without nonmembers, who would be the future members when the member's membership expires and they won't buy it anymore?

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  12. @ Silverstorm:
    I know, but I don't plan to buy membership. Ever.

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  13. omg! u guys are so so i cant say the word! animaljam needs money! i e-mailed them and they said pets are coming for non-members soon! but you guys! you are so un-grateful! be thankful animaljam even GIVES u items to wear and put in your den! i-i cant beleive u guys!

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  14. @Grand
    I'm thankful...Well now...
    After the small chat with Scott,(the person who got all my emails)I see why they're having more member stuff.They need money so Jamma can still run!

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  15. @Grand:
    Yep, they do need money. But why not say, I dunno, non members can have one duck or somethin'?
    @Woodswolf:
    Sorry.....sayin' that HP was awesome was an insult. ITS THE BEST DANG SERIES OUT THERE!


    "If Voldemort had never murdured your father, would he have imparted in you a furious desire for revenge? Of course not!......"Dont you see? Voldemort himself created his worse enemy, just as tyrants everwhere do!" -HP 6, Pg 510
    Basically.....AJ created their worst enemy when they made all the pets member. So we have a right to protest, since they are the ones that created our anger! >(
    I know you said, Darling, that Scott told you non member pets are comin' soon, but the notion of not even TELLING us is frustrating.......though I am really glad non member pets are comin' : )
    Anyway..end of yet another rant. ;)

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  16. @ Grand:
    I know that. Thank GOD pets are coming for other people. But for those of us who didn't know that and had no way to find out... It's a slap in the face. And the way they said it made it seem like it was going to be a 'rare' feature... along with all of the additional stuff, like rhinos and elephants and member-only clothing, den items, dens, etc.
    @ Darling:
    I knew about that. Since they're going to make non-member pets... it's fine, at least. BUT. These two weeks, I feel, are just going to be $$$$ for AJ. BIG money. Especially since they charge so much higher for membership than other games... on one game, there's a 'lifetime membership' option that never runs out for less than AJ's $50 year! It's only $35!
    @ Jindo:
    YA IKR! HP+DHPII!!!! O YA!!!!
    I know. At least they're coming.

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  17. TigerstripeJuly 01, 2011

    I can't believe animal jam is like this now... It's so sad im actully crying right now no... im not but it am on the inside XD

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  18. @ Tigerstripe:
    I know. It's awful.

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