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Animal Jam: Phoenix Armor Disappearing?

Hey, guys. I noticed this a few days ago but never got around to talking about it. Oops. Anyway, the title pretty much speaks for this post: Phoenix Armor is disappearing off of Animal Jam!
This really pushes my buttons for two reasons: number one, I was there when phoenix armor was first introduced, and number two: I have a thing about phoenixes.
I got a little crazy while trying to trade for the armor. I had the feet and the necklace, but I traded four different rares for the helmet, among them a freedom mask and a rare worn. I got the entire set within two days, but I traded quite a bit for them, and it took me forever to find anyone who had the tail. phoenixleopardforblogToday – 6-16-14 – is the last day for the phoenix wings, and I recommend anyone with three diamonds to get them before it’s too late. The helmet and the amulet are already gone!
Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments – I read every one of them!

Thanks for reading! I know this was a little short, but there wasn’t really much to talk about.

Summer ^.^

Animal Jam: RUMOR SQUASH!

Hey, guys.  Today I will be tearing down a rumor that’s seriously getting on my nerves:  the rumor that opening the chests in the Forgotten Desert lessens your chance of getting rares.

What proof is there of this??  Sure, it gives you a boatload of lag, but it’s playable like that.  Amber opens every chest she gets and then calls everyone else to her to open it, and it doesn’t affect the prizes at all.

I could be wrong.  I haven’t contacted AJHQ about this, but I am almost completely sure it’s fake.  An example of my luck with the chests:  Animal Jam:  Awesome Day.

Seriously, people.  Just a few minutes ago I saw a girl ragequit because someone opened a chest.  It’s stupid and pointless.  I’ve gotten an arctic hood, rare spiked collar, a rare beard, and a bunch of other random rares while getting every chest I find.  If you don’t believe me:

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You can’t honestly say that you get non-rare stuff if you get the chests, can you?

Anyway, that’s today’s RUMOR SQUASH.  I may do some more RUMOR SQUASHing if I ever find another RUMOR to SQUASH.

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THIS IS A SQUASH.

Thanks for reading, lol.

Summer 🙂

Animal Jam: Awesome Day

Hey, guys.  Since I post a lot of stuff about Animal Jam, I figured I ought to post about this.  This is all thanks to the Forgotten Desert, which I guess is all thanks to Annabelle’s brother.  Read the full story here.

So I was playing AJ with Amber over the phone.  We were both gloating over our last success with the adventure, which included the acquirement of a rare beard.  We do that adventure a lot now for the rares.

Anyway, we had already got a designer skirt and heart earmuffs so we weren’t sure that the adventure was going to yield anything useful.  Then we found all of the blue crystals, and got an arctic hood.  My hopes were lifting.  With barely two minutes left, we found the last silver crystals and got a rare spiked collar.  I was thrilled.  We continued to gloat over our success.

The next day was the awesome one.  Someone traded me another spike, plus a worn blanket and a rare pumpkin head, for my existing spike.  I said yes instantly.  I then traded my new spike – it was a wristband – for a rare headdress and they accepted.  I promptly received a long stream of jam-a-grams and trades, including four rapid-fire “WHOA”s from Amber.  Even though I lost both of my spikes, it turned out to be worth it.

Thanks for reading!

Summer 🙂

Animal Jam Arctic Wolves: Why Everyone Hates Them

Hey, guys! I had intended to write this post a long time ago, but I never got around to it. I decided it needed to be posted after I saw two jammers sit on the sidelines of a party and grumble about how they hated popular people.
Arctic wolves! Admit it, you’ve been jealous of a snazzy-looking arctic wolf in a headdress or baseball cap from time to time. These are some of Animal Jam’s most charismatic animals, and their players are milking it for all it’s worth. I’m not saying I’m above this; have you noticed my portrayal of arctic wolves in the AJ Story?
But why does everyone hate them? The first reason is because they look so stinking cool. Sure, they look a little dumb in mech angel wings, but with their pretty eyes, tall, fluffy stance, and the whopping number of them wearing baseball caps and chain necklaces, it’s not too difficult to make them look good. Their willowy dance doesn’t help.
They’re at their worst in Best Dressed. I’ve seen arctic wolves dress up in a solid color with no accessories whatsoever and still win first. Has anyone else thought about how people have a tendency to turn into a horde of brainwashed zombies in the face of an arctic wolf???
The second reason is that it makes them look rich and snobby. Not rich in Animal Jam; rich in real life for being able to spend $16 on a computer game. It’s a common prejudice. In an attempt to help things along, I put a character in the story named Sparkle Wingedlily – she’ll appear in Chapter 3 – that totally defies all arctic wolf stereotypes in the fact that she’s sweet, docile, and gets scared a lot.
I’m not saying all arctic wolves are baby angels in disguise. A few days ago I was in Epic Wonders to find an arctic wolf being extremely rude to everyone in the vicinity. I actually resolved it by telling her she was under surveillance, then defining it for her, and we started chatting about syllable counts. The situation ended with full apologies from everyone involved in the argument.

Anyway, I hope this post was interesting and enjoyable. Thanks for reading!!

Summer 😀

Animal Jam Diamond Animals: Are They Worth It?

Hey, guys! In this post, I’ll be talking about something that probably every jammer has wanted: a diamond-bought animal.
These animals are the arctic wolf, snow leopard, lion, kangaroo, cheetah, and eagle. They used to be especially for those for who bought a three-month membership, but with the introduction of the Diamond Shop, they were made available to buy for ten diamonds.
Sure, they’re all super good-looking and you’ve probably been jealous of a really slick-looking arctic wolf from time to time, but is there a real point to them? All animals are just animals, but you have to admit, snow leopards look awfully good in wind armor.
Before the adventures were released, back in spring 2013 when I joined, they were pretty much a pay-to-get-it show-off feature. The day I joined, I saw one in Jamaa Township. My first reaction was to call my cousin. She said that they were beta and you couldn’t get them anymore. About two days later I realized you had to buy them. Then a month after that, the Diamond Shop opened, and things got infinitely easier.
Arctic wolves, snow leopards, and the whole bit are fairly pointless unless you’re going for looks or adventures. The former can open a hatch in the Return of the Phantoms adventure, but I don’t think there’s anything to do with the latter. Eagles, of course, have a whole adventure to themselves, and I’ve seen tons of beards and rare spikes cropping up thanks to them.
Overall, I think the animals are a good thing to spend your diamonds on. They look great and are a serious magnet for parties and trades, and almost anything looks good on any given animal. Eagles and arctic wolves can be useful in adventures, and the rest are unbeatable for let’s-walk-around-and-look-cool days.

Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful and interesting!

Summer 🙂

P.S. Yes, the snow leopard in the image is mine. 😛