Thursday, September 29, 2011

9/29/11 - Jamaa Journal #44

*Animal Jam messed up and accidentally called it Issue #43, but it is supposed to be called Issue #34*

Thursday, September 15, 2011

9/15/11 - Jamaa Journal #43

Hi Jammers!

There are SO MANY NEW UPDATES ON ANIMAL JAM, including new lands, new animals, new games, and so much more, but first, let's start with the newest Jamaa Journal!

W00t! Guess what you guys?! What you've all been waiting for... OCEANS HAVE ARRIVED TO JAMAA! Hooray!

There are three new underwater locations that you can explore by yourself or with your friends! They are called: Bahari Bay, Crystal Reef, and Deep Blue!

To explore the deep and exciting oceans of Jamaa, you get to choose to be either a dolphin, shark, or seal. Only these three animals can swim in the ocean, and if you are a land animal you can not swim until you make an ocean animal. (You can do this by either clicking the "Switch Animals" button, or the first time you visit an ocean area and don't happen to have either a dolphin, shark, or seal, it will ask you if you would like to create an ocean animal. If you say "no" you can't explore the ocean. :P If you say "yes" you  will be taken to the "Create an Animal" screen! Dolphins and sharks are for members only, but seals are for both non-members and members! Plus, seals are the ONLY animal in Jamaa that can explore on both land AND in water! GO SEALS! YOU ROCK! :D

There are two new games that you can play in Jamaa! They are called Phantom's Treasure and Eat 'Em Up!
Just like I predicted in my post in the Newspaper Archives, titled 9/1/11 - Jamaa Journal #42, located HERE, the first game turned out to be a kind of scavenger hunt/finding-objects-hidden-in-the-deep game, and the other game is a eat-fish-that-are-smaller-than-you-and-grow-bigger game, just like I predicted! I feel pretty smart! :P

Haha! My favorite underwater clothing/accessory item is probably the jellyfish hat! I dyed mine purple, and my underwater seal is currently wearing a purple jellyfish hat and a purple flower necklace!

So, apparently there are now "ocean clothes and accessories" and "land clothes and accessories". Ocean animals are the only ones who can wear ocean clothes and accessories, available for purchase at Bahari Bargains, located at Bahari Bay, and land animals are the only ones who can wear land clothes and accessories. Although seals are the only animals currently on Jamaa that can walk around on dry land AND swim in the deep, wet ocean, they unfortunately still cannot wear land clothes and accessories in the ocean or vise versa. ;) Basically, when your animal is in the ocean, you have a different outfit than when you are on land. But your underwater animal has the same pattern as your land animal. And the same color name (if you're a member, because only members can change the color of their display names).

Although it does not say on the first page of the Jamaa Journal that there are 6 pages in the newspaper (it says there are 5) there happen to be 6 pages in the newspaper, just the same. This page is the last page of the last Jamaa Journal issue, and it is there to remind Jammer's to get their Animal Jam birthday cakes and to join the Animal Jam Club and become members to receive any one of four rare member clouds.

Jam on!

New Homepage!

Animal Jam is finally done with maintenance. About 5 hours ago, Jammers who were online got a message telling them that Animal Jam would be closing for a short update in 10 minutes. Then they got three more messages, letting them know that it would close in 3, 2, and last but not least 1 minutes. And then everyone got the usual message about having been inactive on Animal Jam for too long, and they were logged off because of this.

Here is our nice, new underwater-themed homepage!

Jam on!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Animal Jam Updates

Hey Jammers!

Today, Animal Jam booted us off after giving us a 10 minute warning to do a little, over-an-hour update. Check it out next time you log on!

There is a new newspaper:

New clothes and accessories for your animal(s) to wear:

New den items to decorate your home with:

New flags in the Flag Shop, located in Sarepia Forest:

New member gifts called Weather Clouds. There are 4 different types: lightning, rain, snow, and rainbow.

A tasty Anniversary cake to celebrate Animal Jam's 1st Year Anniversary for your den. Try clicking the flame on the #1 Candle on the top of the cake, and see what happens. ;)

Four new movies to watch in Sarepia Theater that have to do with sea creatures:

There is a new Bunny Topiary in the Museum Den Shop, and as expected, it is only for members of the Animal Jam Club to purchase:

 Brady Barr answers 4 of your questions in his 4 new videos:

Brady also has a new gadget video, in which he talks about the Snakebot:

Nothing new to see or purchase at the Chamber of Knowledge or the Mystery Emporium.

And then there is a new Jammer Central:

It includes a video made by Brady Barr about staying safe online:

There is a new calendar. This week it has a monkey background. In the last Jamma Journal it featured a wolf, and then the one before that, a tiger. (They only started the picture calendar three issues ago.)

There is a brand new buddy game called Marbles. That makes Buddy Game #5. The other buddy games are: Rock Paper Scissors, Tic Tac Toe, Shell Game, and Four Gem.

And the x2 Gem Bonus has moved from the game Double Up (in Crystal Sands) to the game Overflow (also in Crystal Sands!):

And last but not least, some people are probably thrilled about this because non-member gloves were extremely rare before and they had a hard time getting one, and others, like people who had gloves and they were rare are probably bummed. In case you are wondering, non-member gloves have returned. They just arrived in the catalog but they are on clearance; Animal Jam's way of trying not to let too many people purchase them to make them semi-rare. They are in the back of the catalog, the third to last page. Go check them out, explore with your friends or alone, if you prefer, and HAVE FUN with all these jammerific new updates!

I hope I helped!
Bouncing Shivermoon <3

9/1/11 - Jamaa Journal #42

Hi there!

Hmm... The first new ocean game preview looks kind of like an ocean scavenger hunt to me, how about you guys? And the other game resembles some sort of a eating-fish-and-growing-bigger game. (If any of you have ever played the game Feeding Frenzy, or any other type of game like this, you'll know what I'm talking about.) Even if you haven't played any type of game like this, or even heard of or knew they existed, I assure you that when the new games/oceans are released to Jamaa on September 15, you will LOVE the fish-eating game! ;) I know I will!

And I don't know about you guys, but the first mystery animal picture looks like some type of shark, and the second animal picture looks like a dolphin! This is so awesome! Animal Jam sure has/is adding a lot of new stuff, just like they promised they would in the last Jamaa Journal, found HERE.

Meh... Marbles REALLY isn't that fun of a game in my opinion... I think if they had to add a new buddy game, they should have added the game Mancala. That is a really fun game to play with your buddies! Also, maybe it's just my computer, but either way, Marbles lags really bad for me. It freezes up, and it takes forever for the next person's turn. That's why I usually quit in the middle of a game, or decline a buddy's invitation to play.

Okay. These clouds are just epic! Take it from me! At first, I thought they were dog heads that you could hang on your wall or something, when they gave us the sneak-peak. LOL. I mean, they do kinda look like dog heads, don't you think?

Jam on! And in case you didn't know, it's Animal Jam's 1st Anniversary! And where there is an anniversary, there will always be cake! Enter this code: AJBDAY when you log in to get your very own, epic, tall, brown, delicious-looking 1st Anniversary cake! A great new edition to our dens! Also, try clicking on the candle flame on the #1 candle on top of the cake and see what happens. ;)

Jam on, and enjoy exploring and discovering all of the new updates that Animal Jam just released!