Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Random post - I play AJ again (for now)

I know this blog is practically dead, with the random user visiting maybe once a day, but I just wanted to post this lol. I renewed my Animal Jam membership two days ago. I played AJ from July 2011-June 2013. Then I returned from February-March 2015. I didn't play again until January 2018.

Did you guys notice that almost every single one of my ideas was incorporated into AJ years later? Click the centered large title text for the link to each post I'm referencing.

1. Video controls such as pausing and fast forwarding.
I've always wanted Animal Jam to incorporate the pausing, playing, stopping, rewinding and fast forwarding features into their videos but was reminded of this wish today while I was watching the new ocelot video. So yeah. Basically it would be very nice if we could pause and all that other stuff when we're watching videos. That way we don't have to start the video all over if we miss something and if we need to go do something we can start where we left off.

5. We should be able to host parties. Like real ones. With themes.
We would buy decorations and party games that we could play. Playing the party games would give Jammers gems and maybe even some exclusive items you could only get by playing party games. There would be a list of people who were hosting parties and you could click on a party to go there. You could even earn achievemnts from attending parties, hosting parties and playing party games!

-Game this idea is from: Pixie Hollow

6. We should be able to preview how clothing, accessories and den items (including wallpapers and flooring) look without buying them.
Like there should be a "Model" or "Preview" button or something where you could see what an item looks like on your animal and you could even wear it around and run with it to see how it looked when you moved. That would eliminate disappoint from Jammers who thought an item looked cool but in reality ended up looking horrible on their animals. We could preview what den items, wallpapers and flooring look like in our dens, too without having to buy them.
-Game this idea is from: Pixie Hollow

9. We should be able to switch servers without logging out of Animal Jam.
Self explanatory.
-Game this idea is from: Pixie Hollow

10. We should be able to choose whether or not we get buddy requests.
Even if our list is not full, if we don't want any friend requests we should be able to turn them off. I know that myself and others just want to have a peaceful and relaxing time on Animal Jam without being bombarded with buddy requests from strangers. Not only that, it's extremely annoying when you're playing a game and under a lot of stress while playing, or doing a really good job and about to beat your score when a buddy request pops up causing you to mess up. It is very frustrating and annoying, and having the ability to turn buddy requests off would remove that annoyance.

15. We should have a "bulletin board" or something like that in our dens that we could update with information and artwork and friends could post messages on.
The notes, of course, would still have to go through a safety filter which would prevent inappropriate or personal information from being shared. You could even display your artwork on your bulletin board. It could be rated by Jammers, too! The artwork would first have to be reviewed by Animal Jam to make sure it was appropriate, of course. Friends wouldn't be able to post their artwork on your bulletin board but they could messages. You could have the option to review a friend's message before it was posted or to not make it so messages had to be reviewed. This would come in handy if you were going on vacation or if you ran a club/group and wanted to post a notice. Or you could post times for parties and other events. Bulletin boards would come in great handy!

  • 9. There is not enough clothing inventory space. 200 clothing items? Really??!!!
  • 6. The fact that AJHQ hasn't added a map icon that allows you to see where all the mini-games are and click on the mini-game icon to travel there. (Like the shop icons or the video icons they have)
  • 17. The fact that you can't say "scammer." I understand people have come up with new words that mean the same thing (scaling, scanning, etc.) but WHAT THE FRIG AJ?!! What kind of brilliant idea was this, making it so people who are scammed can't even tell people they were scammed??? AJ bewilders me.
  • 18. BUDDY LIST SIZE SUCKS. 100 buddies? AJ is about 5 years old and we can STILL only have 100 buddies? How hard would it be to make the buddy list 250 buddies? It would take about 5 seconds to do, but noooooo. Of course not. AJ would never dream of being reasonable.

Clothing/Den Inventory Space
We're only allowed to have 100 land clothing items, 100 water clothing items, and 200 den items? Lame... Some people have been playing Animal Jam since beta, which was during the summer of 2010. That's about 2 years. Club Penguin has no inventory limits... This is just horrible. And once each of your three inventories has been filled, you can't accept trades that have item(s) in that inventory category (land clothing, water clothing, or den items) even if you like them a lot! I've had a glitch happen to me where I clicked yes to a trade even though it had one extra den item that I wouldn't have had room for (giving me 201 den items) and it let me accept the trade, but that rarely ever happens. If we have to have inventory limits they should at least make them reasonable! Sometimes Animal Jam amazes me... And not in a good way.
Larger Buddy List
100 buddies is a despicable limit. I constantly have to delete buddies or decline buddy requests because of the amount of buddy spaces we have to work with. And I hate declining requests and telling people: "Sorry, but my buddy list is full so I can't add you." I feel like a jerk or a snob but I'm not trying to be stuck-up. People may think I don't add them because they think I'm one of those rare, mean people but I'm the exact opposite and I'd accept every buddy request in a snap if I could. I want to apologize to anyone who has sent me a buddy request but it has been declined. It's not you, it's not me. It's Animal Jam.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Well, shoot

Well, shoot. I accidentally just deleted like 600 of the pics on my blog.... Kinda ruined it. Oops. Well there goes 2 years worth of work.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Random post - favorite songs. Not returning. Just wanted to post this lol

Random post. Nobody probably visits this blog anymore. I don't play AJ anymore, obviously. But if you guys wanted to check out some amazing music, click the links below. I've been getting really into music lately. Listening to it 24/7. Check the songs out below. They're awesome!! 5 Seconds of Summer, Charlie Puth, Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Nirvana, Conor Maynard, One Direction, The Vamps, etc...
Here are some of my favorite individual songs at the moment:
(Click song title to go to song on YouTube)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Grow up, AJHQ

My god... Grow UP AJHQ. These POSTS... They just KEEP getting worse AND worse. And NO, JAMAA is NOT full of LUCK lately?!!!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I Got Scammed by CandyKat5607

CandyKat5607 scammed me today. She sent me a Jam-A-Gram telling me to come to my den. Then she said she needed my purple New Year's Party Hat and Epic Penguin Plushie for a picture she was taking. She said she'd give them back in one minute and I trusted her because we'd been friends for a while and I thought she was awesome, funny, and cool. I sent her the items and then she immediately locked her den and unbuddied me.

I was so shocked when I saw the message "this jammer's den has been locked" and was booted to Jamaa Township because I really trusted Candy to return my items once she was finished taking the supposed "pic." She said she'd give my items back in less then a minute and I told her to promise to do this and she promised.

Now, this is nothing new. I've been scammed before (all involving Jam-A-Grams and conspiracies), and I'll admit there were some early warning signs that I didn't heed. It was suspicious that she asked for my purple party hat because I'd changed my animal (it had been an owl) to my penguin that was wearing the purple party hat when I got to her den and saw that she was a penguin. Before I was in her den, I had been an owl. So the fact that she asked for the party hat once she saw it on my penguin was suspicious... but I trusted her as a friend and so I sent both items - the epic penguin plushie and the party hat.

It's not like I've never been scammed before and know it's not smart to send your items to anyone unless you can trust them. I thought I could trust her, but I was wrong... This was the first time I've been scammed in about 2 years. Even when I joined AJ for the first time, I knew what scamming was and knew when people were trying to scam me... But for some reason, I wanted to be a good friend today (I try to do that every day, but that's not the point) and so I sent her the items so she could use them for a short period to take a picture... I regret doing that now...

Thank god I have great, amazing, supportive friends who helped me out today. Some of them sent me items and others just lent a kind, supportive ear to hear what happened. Thank you guys so much: DoomyPanda, Balaur, Nafaria9, and Shimmers. You are true friends and I am so lucky to have you guys.

I am definitely not the only one to get scammed by Candy. A while ago, a person named Westernspirit came to my den (where Candy and I were hanging out - we were buddies then) to chase Candy down after she scammed her at a trading party in someone's den. I didn't know who to believe, to tell you the truth, but I was more than willing to hear Westernspirit's story. She said that Candy stole her fox hat by doing a trust trade... Now, I'll admit trust trades are a little different than just sending a person your items because they're your friend and you think they'll give them back after they take a pic, but trust trading is nevertheless horrible. So yeah. Another jammer had their long black spike collar scammed by Candy. And there are still other people Candy has scammed as well... If you see this "jammer" (more like "scammer") around, beware. What's even worse is that she fakes being a good, funny friend! It's easier to avoid and be wary of jammers who are obvious scammers, but people who stab you in the back after they feign friendship are the ones you need to be really careful of. If she's on your buddy list, I wouldn't delete her necessarily, but just know that she DOES scam, even if she seems awesome!

I only bothered reporting her once (because AJ doesn't care about people who get scammed and they never help anyone out) and I only sent Candy two Jam-A-Grams after the incident, just saying how I couldn't believe she'd do something like that and I thought we were friends. As I expected, I received no response from her. I also noticed that she happened to be wearing a purple party hat that she hadn't been wearing before. Gee, I wonder where she got that?!!
It's so ironic how we just had the Friendship Festival and are now having the Lucky Day Party, yet scamming is still going on, strong as ever.

I guess the lesson here is that ANYONE can scam you, even people who you think are your friends. The other lesson is that there are some really great, awesome jammers out there who provide help and support for people who have been scammed. We need more people like them and less scammers.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Safe Chat

How can I get Safe Chat for my player account?

AJHQ requires parents to provide verified consent for their children to use various interactive features within Animal Jam, including Safe Chat.

This consent can be given either during a purchase of an Animal Jam membership with a credit card,
or by contacting Animal Jam Support HQ at support@animalJam.com.

Safe chat is currently reserved for player accounts with an Animal Jam membership. Your parents can find out more about the different types of chat and how to change them by clicking here.


I'm not sure about the second paragraph. AJ mentions that parental consent can be given either by buying a membership OR emailing AJHQ support... But then they totally contradict paragraph 2 in paragraph 3 by saying that safe chat is reserved for player accounts with a membership.

I'm not sure whether email consent still works (as opposed to buying a membership), but if you guys don't want to buy a membership just to get a privilege you always had until AJ took it away from you, I'd try having your parent email AJHQ to give parental consent for safe chat.