Hello all, I'm Vortex. You all/original players, have most likely seen and/or interacted with me in-game and on the Discord. I joined back in September of 2018, after getting bored one day, not knowing that there were handfuls of CPPS's, eventually coming across CPO.
When I opened CPO up, I was very surprised with how, already, it was very spot-on with the design and features. Being able to earn coins, stamps, edit penguins and igloos, and especially working mini-games! All of it immediately made me feel happy, because other than playing outside around the neighborhood with my friends, typical 2000s stuff with them, family, and including myself, I loved Club Penguin. Friends would play it with me, and I just really liked it for how different yet user friendly it was.
Time progressed throughout then, lots of things have happened, skipping all the way up to 2017, when we get news that Club Penguin was shutting down. This was news that, obviously, none of us wanted to hear. So, we enjoyed the last couple months of CP, until it finally shut down at the end of March. We thought that it was all over. This was only because a lot of people, including me, honestly didn't really enjoy CPI as much as CP itself.
Moving on, CPO launches at the very beginning of 2008. I end up finding out/joining 8 months later, but I know for sure that if I joined/found out in the beginning, I'd be shocked/happy! Joining in September and playing almost for a bit every day up until the shutdown in May, I've enjoyed every moment. Meeting new people, participating in the parties, and especially the Mod Meetups. The Christmas party was and still is always my favorite, because even through CP, the Christmas spirit was strong, which included singing around, and just being joyful and nice to each other.
Anyway, we all know how much fun we had, and were all definitely saddened to hear the shutdown of CPO too. Though there are new communities still, I deeply miss this one because of the majority of the people I knew in it, and I feel like a lot of them have moved on from CP/CPPS altogether which sucks, but then again, it is up to them, and for the better.
I really miss all the ones that I really knew here on CPO, and yes, I'm still around, don't worry! Hope everyone has been doing fine, and I hope to catch you around sometime! Peace!