The Dawn of the Decade | The First Annual ACP Awards: Results!

This post is separated into two sections: an epic speech (Dawn of the Decade, not as epic as Boomer’s lol) and the results of the recent polls (The First Annual ACP Awards: Results!). I ask that you read the speech, but if you wish, skip to the bottom of the post for the results. ~ Nono

A new decade is upon the Army of Club Penguin, and with it a new era. We have been pioneers on Club Penguin. We were one of the first organized armies and are the largest to date. We even  pioneered nations, the DRACP flag being the first to proudly fly over a server of Club Penguin. We are the unshakable foundation upon which the free world of Club Penguin armies is built. As such, we must progress into the new decade as a beacon of light emanating with inspiration. We are the Army of Club Penguin, and we are the best of the best.

With this new decade comes new challenges, already to be faced on Saturday, January 2, 2010, the day that a large portion of the DRACP shall be invaded by an enemy coalition. We must not back down. Although their numbers are far fewer than ours, we must prevail on a scale so massive that it sets a precedent for a new decade, a new generation of soldiers to follow. This and the numerous other challenges that lie ahead must be met with the utmost bravery, perseverance, and effort.

This new decade is not a curse that shall eminently befall us; we shan’t run from it in terror; we shan’t reject it as a narcissist rejects a commoner. Instead, we must embrace it. We must advance into the face of danger, into the face of hardship, into the new era.

A new generation of soldiers will undoubtedly emerge from the freshly cultivated ground that is the new year and the new decade. We must ensure that their growth is conducted in a manner which provides that our army has a future.

Vinimus. Vidimus. Vicimus. Nunc ad lucem novum ambulamus. Negotium magnus est, sed necesse est.

[We came. We saw. We conquered. Now we walk toward the new light. The task is enormous, but it is necessary.]

~~~

Without further ado, here are the results of the first annual ACP Awards!

Best Main Leader: Boomer

Best Co-Leader (2ic/3ic): Saint

Best Retired Leader: Oagal

Most Memorable Retirement: Boomer

Biggest War: The War Over Mammoth

Most Memorable Non-War Army Event: The Walrus Attacks

Best Division General: Thomas

Best Member-Ranked Soldier: Dan Popper

Best Senator: Matre

Most Contested Server: Mammoth

Thanks for voting, everyone! I’m really impressed at the turnout. And there is someone who has earned a special award that I, as the host of the first annual ACP Awards, have awarded for being the only one to win an award in more than one category…

Person of the Year: Boomer

Here’s to another decade. Rock on!

-!<~Dr Nono Jr~>!-

Reposting a Good Message

I wrote this post all the way back in August about why we no longer have World Wars.  It is almost more true now than it ever was.  I can see no one ever listened to it because our last two World Wars failed in under a week.  If you care about the fate of CP Armies, you will read this.

I am writing this post [at the time] in full knowledge that Akabob22, one of Club Penguin armies oldest soldiers, has retired. In his retirement post, he cited examples of just how much things have changed, unfortunately quite for the worse, and I would like to share some of them.

“We [Nachos] went from a great, fun-loving group to competition to see who can get the most people, arguing and having to make up reasons for war along the way.”

“Now, everywhere around us, there is hate. You wake up in the morning sometimes and you try to devise ways to beat an enemy you cannot defeat.”

I think this is the case in almost all armies now. There is no fun left. It’s all about hate. I hate you so I’m going to war, hey I hate you too I’ll help you destroy these guys. Let me say some evil things in a post to make the other side feel like crap. Maybe I’ll hack and delete their site and chat. Wars in Club Penguin we’re supposed to be for fun, but we’ve turned it into a tool for bullying other people. It’s like the classic elementary dodgeball game. “Let’s all gang up on that kid!” Even when there have been wars, they haven’t been fun, otherwise they would have lasted longer than a few days. I’ll use ACP as an example since we’re always the main target of “hate”. Doesn’t it seem like a problem that when one army declares war on another, everyone else goes to war too? A lot of wars used to be private matters, one army versus another so that you could settle some difference or prove you were better. You would say “no allies” because it always interfered with what you were trying to accomplish. It was your war, not theirs, so back off. I have been in ACP for a long time now, but no one has ever given me a good reason for hating ACP. Why are we hating anyone at all is the real question.

“It’s not even really fighting anymore, now that I realize it. Instead of two sides, there are now over 10 in one battle, all fighting for their own cause. Battles now turn out to have people scattered throughout a server, with no one really knowing what to do until a leader gave the order. There are joke bombs, bots, spamming “SEARCH _______!”, but it never ends.”

I was just talking to Luc about how much fun wars used to be when it was a group of your friends, fighting together throwing snowballs. Go to a battle now and tell me how many times someone throws a snowball. You could probably count on one hand. All the spamming turned wars into the biggest n00b fest. You can be winning and losing at the same time. There’s no organization, it’s just people running around looking like idiots saying random stuff. Not to be mean, but when Club Penguin was bought out by Disney, the age of the people using Club Penguin went down. This explains Aka’s point that people will be scattered around a server until someone with some amount of tactical skill can get them together in a group. This used to not be the case. The soldiers were older, and something about the environment of being on Club Penguin constantly gave them a great sense of tactics. I really have no idea if anyone apart from some leaders knows tactics themselves anymore. I can’t look at ACP or any other army and think “that guy/girl is a born leader”. And I don’t just mean THE leader, it could be a Brigadier General or a Colonel. Someone who comes on chat and says “let’s get a patrol together, or let’s do some recruiting”. Who is the next Oagalthorp, Commando717, or Pink Mafias? There’s nobody like that anymore as far as I can see. Go back 2 years ago and there were tons of soldiers like that. The ACP Hall of Fame is full of them. Goozgooz, Gorond, David Shawn, Nrop, Lt Giovanni, Orcacam, Penquin Jim, these guys were leaders. Oagal was a great leader, but he had some of the best Generals helping him. None of our Generals, or any other rank for that matter, can compare to what those guys used to do for ACP. Maybe that’s the problem.

Back to Aka:

“The other half I’m quitting for is just because I’m really getting bored with all of this.”

Anyone else figure out yet that it’s not the lack of wars that makes it boring, it’s the way in which we go about war. We need to fix the system.

On to my main point, why alliances have ruined Club Penguin armies. Many people place the end of warfare and the beginning of the era of peace around when I joined ACP. Some say it was the idea of “Alliances” that ended this period. Building off of this new idea, Oagal, as great as he was, thought that ANTA, essentially an ultimate alliance of the major armies, was a good idea. The idea never was put into action during his time, but later in 2008, Shadow established it for the first time, once again tying all the major armies in a knot of alliances, and wars were rare. Eventually, ANTA fell, and “The Alliance” took its place. It was started by perhaps Commando or Aka as an “all major armies except ACP” group. So obviously these armies weren’t going to fight each other, they had a common enemy. This is where things started to fall apart in the modern CP warfare era. Thankfully, Person deleted the site (by accident he claims), however alliances formed in this group have still rarely been broken today, and even after ACP was allowed in, there was no real “alliance” between ACP and any of the others.

Because of this, ACP is at the center of almost every single war (I know, you must be jealous), mainly because we never made alliances with the other armies.  Those original Alliance armies have to go to war with us because they are in an alliance with all the others, so war amongst them is not an option.  Don’t get the wrong idea, I maintained good relations with all the major armies during my time as leader, but I didn’t tie myself down with alliances.  The Nachos on the other hand were allies with just about everyone, and couldn’t get involved in anything (unless of course it was against ACP and alliances weren’t in the way).  I one time asked Person to back us up against UMA and he said he couldn’t because “The day the Nachos betray UMA is the day Oagalthorp kills Chuck Norris”.  Or something ridiculous like that.  Jayson, one of the oldest soldiers left in CP armies, had the brilliant idea for the Nachos to go 2 whole weeks without alliances.  Just go to war with whoever.  Unfortunately it only lasted about 2 days.

Again recently, we were questioning why the Nachos had declared war on ACP for not having elections (I could have sworn the Nachos agreed a while back that too much government ruined armies, so why go to war asking for more government…) when there were plenty of other un-democratic armies, specifically IW, who hasn’t elected (or even had) a new leader other than Icey in its almost 2 year existance.  The reason was very simple.  “They are one of our best allies.”  Anyone see the problem yet?  IW and the Nachos are pretty evenly matched, yet we’ll never see a war between them because of alliances.  We’ll never see the Nachos fight UMA, we’ll probably never see WW fight RPF.  With all these alliances in place, it’s no wonder ACP is the only one anyone goes to war on.  These alliances are blocking EVERYTHING.  If you thought I was a bad leader because we didn’t go to war enough, think of what I had to face.  If I so much as thought about invading another army’s server, 3 other armies already had posts up about war with ACP.  A while back ACP went to war with RPF because they were trying to hack us.  Seems like a good reason to go to war with someone, right?  Because of alliances, not even something as bad as hacking could separate them, and all the other major armies rushed to help RPF because ACP was the only army they were allowed to fight.  I want to see a major war that’s balanced again.  I want a FW, WW, RPF, BP vs. UMA, IW, ST, DW war.  I want to see IW and FW have a war to see who is really the third largest army.  That’s what armies used to be like.  There used to be 5+ armies on a server just fighting.  Who cares about the politics, the motive, the reason for war.  Just go out there and fight, for fun.  Someone invade another army’s server for no reason and see what happens.  But as long as we keep to alliances, that will never happen.  Why are armies falling?  No real wars.  Why are there no real wars?  Alliances.  That’s your answer.

If you need a Sparknotes Version, for a World War to work, you need to balance the sides.  The last two wars ended in under a week because one side overpowered the other and then it got boring.  Why were they unbalanced?  Alliances.  The first and foremost being the Orange Alliance.  Five large armies that enter any war on one side pretty much guarantees there will never be another World War unless pretty much everyone else is on the other side.  If we ignore alliances and just sit down and split all the armies into teams, we can have a real World War that lasts, and with it we will bring a Golden Age to the rest of the armies that desperately need it.

~Boomer

Comment if you think we need a real World War.

The First Annual ACP Awards: Vote!

Here are the polls! They will be closed shortly after midnight tomorrow… in other words, shortly into the new decade.

Good luck, nominees! Rock on!

-!<~Dr Nono Jr~>!-

Army of the Decade

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Well soldiers, we did it.  We came prepared, we fought hard, and we have been rewarded.  We put together the most amazing battle I have ever witnessed, with over 150 soldiers on Club Penguin and 100 on chat.  I have never been more proud to call myself the Leader of the Army of Club Penguin.  I could sit here and talk about how great you guys were all day, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

[Pics to be added shortly] xD

Defense of DRACP Servers

UNSTICKIED

Right Now: At 8:30 EST, all servers are clear.

xat.com/TheACP

Boomer: Hey guys.  Unfortunately, today will be my last day as leader (I thought it was very kind for people to intentionally schedule the invasions knowing I would have to retire today).  I know things look rough right now, but ACP has never been an army that gives in when times are hard.  We will attend each and every invasion today, and fight our hardest, to prove that ACP will not go down without a fight.  Together, we will overcome even the greatest enemy.  This will be my last chance to lead you guys, so let’s get out there and show them what ACP is made of!

Batin: THIS ONES FOR YOU BOOMER!

Dryvit: WE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN BOOMER!

Saint: One last time.

LOCATIONS HAVE BE CHANGED!  MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE CORRECT ONE!

If you do not have a Division, you will be going to the battles where for “Who” it says “All Soldiers Without Divisions”.  Make sure to get there!

This is the army all of CP wants to stand shoulder to shoulder with….UMA. Be sure you meet their monetary exchange prices. Warning this picture may be upsetting or disturbing. For that we apologize in advance.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8913/umajm.jpg


Defense of the DRACP

6:30 EST / 3:30 PST

Snow Fort:

Leader: Dryvit

Who: Alpha Division, All Soldiers Without Divisions

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 3:30 PST, 4:30 MST, 5:30 CST, 6:30 EST, 11:30 UK

Where: SNOW FORT, Snow Forts (to start)

CHAT: xat.com/theacp

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Ice Breaker:

Leader: Saint1119, Thomas0270

Who: Delta Division, Echo Division

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 3:30 PST, 4:30 MST, 5:30 CST, 6:30 EST, 11:30 UK

Where: ICE BREAKER, Snow Forts (to start)

CHAT: xat.com/echoacpdivision

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

7:30 EST / 4:30 PST

Breeze:

Leader: Dryvit, Motor20

Who: Alpha Division, All Soldiers Without Divisions (if full go to Klondike)

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 4:30 pm PST, 5:30 pm MST, 6:30 pm CST, 7:30 pm EST, 12:30 UK

Where: BREEZE, Snow Forts (to start)

CHAT: xat.com/theacp

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Avalanche AND Grizzly:

Leaders: Jediseth, Matre10

Who: Delta Division

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 4:30 PST, 5:30 MST, 6:30 CST, 7:30 EST, 12:30 UK

Where: AVALANCE and GRIZZLY… (START OFF in Avalanche, move to Grizzly later)

CHAT: xat.com/DeltaofACP

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Klondike:

Leader: Thomas0270, Bluey92123

Who: Echo Division

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 4:30 PST, 5:30 MST, 6:30 CST, 7:30 EST, 12:30 UK

Where: KLONDIKE, Snow Forts (to start)

CHAT: xat.com/echoacpdivision

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Brumby:

Leaders: Kg 007, Dragon720, Clintos 007

Who: Kg’s Division (Retired Soldiers)

When: Saturday, January 2nd

Times: 4:30 PST, 5:30 MST, 6:30 CST, 7:30 EST, 12:30 UK

Where: BRUMBY, Snow Forts (to start)

CHAT: http://xat.com/kgsdivision

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

We need EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE, to be here. We can win this thing. We ARE the Army of Club Penguin. We ARE the best of the best. And we CAN win this thing. Even when the odds are against us, we WILL prevail.

We are the Army of Club Penguin, and we are the Champions.

We are the Army of Club Penguin, and we fight together.

We are the Army of Club Penguin, and we are one family.

We are the Army of Club Penguin. We. Will. WIN.

Comment that you WILL MAKE IT!

~Boomer, Dryvit, Saint~
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The Finals

RIGHT NOW: VICTORY IS OURS!  JOIN THE PARTY AT SNOW FORT DANCE CLUB!!  xat.com/TheACP

Boomer: Be at the battle 30 minutes early, and make sure to read the tips at the bottom!

ACP is in the Finals, we need the biggest turn out of the year.  Promotions will rise and fall on this one battle. Every owner needs to be there, every mod, every general, every soldier, no exceptions.

Round 3:

When: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where: Snow Fort Snow Forts  (Meet at the Snow Forts, if full go to the Plaza)

Armies: [ACP] vs. IW vs. NACHOS

Chat: ACP Chat

Times:

12:00 pm PST

1:00 pm MST

2:00 pm CST

3:00 pm EST

8:00 pm U.K.

Tips:

  • Spread out at ALL TIMES
  • Never leave the room or do anything without being ordered by me
  • When we charge, charge with clovers, DO NOT JOKE BOMB
  • When we change rooms, everyone do clovers and then move to the next room
  • When you get to a new room, keep clovering and spread out
  • Keep alert for orders at all times
  • If the Snow Forts are full, go to the Plaza

Comment that you WILL make it!

~Boomer, Dryvit, Saint

Day 2

Edit: Half the soldiers in the picture on Nacho site are HSA soldiers, in HSA uniforms in the dance club. I am sure CPA Central will consider this in their voting.

Here are the pics from the battle, we held the forts the entire time. We sent the troops that could not get in to attack the Nachos.

This is not a victory post…. yet

Pictures from Snow Forts:

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My pictures kept getting cut off at the bottom o_o:

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Plaza and Other Rooms:

Pictures provided by Motor20 😀

ACP had alot of people locked out of the Snowforts. Around  30+ were locked out.

Nachos went to the cove and charged the forest so the locked out ACP went to the Plaza.
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Nachos charged the plaza but were joked bomb by the acp there.(Picture didnt save properly D=)
Nachos then went to the Pool but the room filled up so half of the locked out ACP went to the town.
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The People at the town started to recruit and got bigger and bigger.
Eventually, the Nachos went through the dance club and Out into the town where they were Joke bombed heavily by ACP.
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This Wasnt that bad saying that this was only the ACP locked out of the Snowforts. There was over 80 ACP soilders on the server.

We did an awesome job in my book! Thanks to Dry, Fox, Thom, Motor and the other leaders for helping out. And thanks to you guys for following orders!

Comment if you made it!

*~*Saint1119 ACP Co-Leader*~*

The ACPTR December 2009 Graduates

Well Guys,It’s been a great month,And now I want to announce the graduates and their proper rank earned. I hope you learned a lot this month,and this month as cadet will guide you through your Career in CP Armies.

Now,Without further Ad,the Graduates.

Blue Team Graduated Cadets

Timmy0000 A+ … Gets the Rank of 1st Lieutenant on ACP! (80% Monthly Test Result)

Goey45 C … Gets the Rank of Warrant Officer on ACP!

Green Team graduated Cadets

Mr Robotman A+ … Gets the rank of 1st Lieutenant in ACP!

Mr Dunning A+ … Gets the Rank 1st Lieutenant in ACP! (90% Monthly Test Result)

Redfame1000 A+ … Gets the rank of 1st Lieutenant in ACP!

BEBE94959 B Gets the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in ACP!

Jackie202 A+ Gets the rank of 1st Lieutenant in ACP!

Dash Dev A+ Gets the rank of 1st Lieutenant in ACP!

Red Team Graduated Cadets

Ben Quincy A+ Gets the Rank of 1st Lieutenant on ACP! (80% Monthly Test Result)

Sofia011 A+ Gets the Rank of 1st Lieutenant on ACP! (90% Monthly Test Result!)

Monkeyjuun B+ Gets the Rank of 1st Lieutenant on ACP! (100% Monthly Test Result!! Congrats!)

Black Team graduated cadets

Bluebirds 19 B Gets the Rank of 2nd Lieutenant on ACP!

Tntclay C Gets the Rank of Warrant officer on ACP!

Wow Thats 13 Cadets Graduated! Awesome Work.

Congratulations to all our Graduated Cadets,those with A+ will be awarded a Space on the Hall of best cadets with A+ Page.

If you dont mind,please when you leave a comment I’d like to thank all the Staff of ACPTR for helping me this Month. We did a great job and Im proud to be the Leader. All our staff is active.

Claps for Matre10,M0t0r20,Snowballpink,Rider2249,Danny9632,Twingy,Monsterfully,Smsm3 (Chris) And McHappy & all of the Retired Staff that made all this possible.

ACPTR Wishes you a great happy new year

Till Next Month!

-ACPTR Leader,Matre10

The 2010 Senate Elections

Dryvit’s Edit:  Just a quick notice that registration will end around 12pm eastern time today. This will allow ACP time to get ready for the biggest tournament battle EVER!!  Thanks.

Dryvit/ACP co-leader

Just when things could not get any more exciting for ACP, they do! Election time. Like a rebirth for the new year, Senate elections offer a new face and voice to the ACP. Have you ever wished your voice could be heard on the ACP political scene? Well wish no more. Become a Senator for the ACP. Ever wish all the girl penguins or boy penguins on CP would scream for you to add them when ever you log on? Wish no more, become a Senator for ACP. Looking for respect from those neighborhood bullies? Wish your sister would stop bugging you? Got a brother who is just a pain? Solve all these problems by becoming a Senator for the ACP!!  Wealth, Fame, Travel and free senate meeting tickets are yours for the taking.

How you ask? Simply fill out the registration form in the comment section and you are well on your way to a political career in ACP.

The election will be simple and straight forward. The first 20 comments will be slate 1, the second 20 will be slate 2 and so on. We will be electing 14 senators. Plus Boomers choice for senate VP will make 15 in all.  The soldiers receiving the highest vote total  from each slate of candidates will be ACP senators. So register early, press your best suit and pucker up for baby kissing, the ACP 2010 election season is about to kick off. Good luck to all !! As always, you may put your candidacy in your name on chat, but no advertising.

Dryvit/ACP co-leader

1. ACP name and rank

2. Total time in ACP/CP

3. Four words to best describe you

4. A promise to follow all election rules

Saint: Sorry for the delay on Divisions Registrations, it has been a very busy week. I will try to catch up tomorrow.

Tournament: Round 2

Boomer: I won’t be able to make this battle, so I am counting on the soldiers even more than usual to follow Dry’s or another leader’s orders.  Don’t do anything until the leader tells you to, never joke jomb (clovers or ACP spam only), and make sure to spread out.  Good luck guys!

-Leaders read the tips post below-

Great job in Round 1!  We had amazing turnout, and fought hard!  Check it out HERE!

Round 2:

When: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where: Snow Fort Snow Forts

Armies: ACP (Probable) vs. Nachos

Chat: ACP Chat

Times:

12:00 pm PST

1:00 pm MST

2:00 pm CST

3:00 pm EST

8:00 pm U.K.

Comment if you can make it and remember that the finals are these same times on Wednesday!  Be ready!

~Boomer