This update's Jamaa Journal has the most pages I've ever seen in an update!It shouldn't really count though since 2 of the 8 pages are ADS
It's still a pretty decent update however
Here it is~
Lynxes are here in making them the 27th cat available in AJ and the 24th cat available in the diamond shop!
Something looks very very off about their shop icon...
I don't know what's wrong. I guess it just doesn't fit the art style of AJ that I'm used to. I'll put up gifs of its movements later when I'm not going for 30k on EG lol (no one other than maybe KItty Katsu will understand that)
The AJ Birthday Party is back on the parties list! I haven't been there yet but I really hope it's not the same exact thing as the other years - a giant cake with slightly different versions of shamanalpha statues with really cheesey music. Also there's a new code, AJBDAY5
It's another one of those cakes like last year where it's impossible to tell where you have to click to make it "activate" and you have to click in 72 different spots. I miss the simple cakes from the first 3 years but I'm not a complainer lol
It's that time again where AJHQ released the den sets that we voted for! The winner was "Glitchy" Gear and I have to say the items look way better when they are annimated
Page 4 is just an ad
A new exhibit in the museum-that-has-a-logo-that-looks-like-it-would-be-a-new-game is out and pets can have a large variety of new names! Don't be fooled by the word "thousands"
They didn't add thousands of new names to choose from, they added maybe 57 at most but there are thousands of combinations
If you're one of the 0 people in the world who wanted a bee (wait weren't bees supposed to be gone this update?) named Pookyonius now you can live your dream!
I ended up going with Chewylime and making the bee more green because yes
Too bad we can't "legally" have the name Orangemountain : (
Oh great, another case of "no one buys [insert animal name here] so let's remove them from the diamond shop and see how many people suddenly care about them"
I still don't understand where they "travel" to and why existing kangaroos can't travel. Do only the one that don't exist yet get to have fun?
The carnival is leaving so everything is half off! It's still way more efficient to play gem games and buy tickets with gems
Another ad but at least it's for something new
The newspaper covers everything in the update for once... I think
EDIT: No, this isn't sarcasm. I wanted to discuss the good things AJHQ has done for you or for the game in general
"Back in the day" when I was popular I had a lot of impostors. People tried to make their usernames really similar to mine (my old usernames were Mayksufi, WItchHatBunny, and LoveLost for anyone who didn't know) There was Maysufi, Mayksuf1, Witchatbunny, WitchHatBunni, WltchHatBunny, Iovelost, L0veLost, and many others. People even went as far as making accounts called "LoveLostIsCrap" and "WitchHatBunnyIsCrap" and yes, that got past AJHQ's name censor. They would go around scamming people trying to get me blamed, and people actually believed it was me for some reason. So the point of this story is AJHQ eventually deleted all of these usernames. I'm not sure if they did that because they knew they were impostors or if they just randomly deleted them like they deleted my storage FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER I'd like to think they knew and they were trying to help me out (even though that probably isn't the case)
Just like last time, Nyan/TheOneAndOnlySomething showed us some more images of upcoming AJ features!
Most of these are likely related to that mysterious new feature that was accidentally teased in the membership ads
I'll start with the pictures of a new name selector thing
I don't really know what to say about this. I think what the new feature will be is the ability to create your own party like you can have your own Jammer Wall. Maybe all parties will be on a list like the epic dens list?
If that's true I think this is a name selector for your party. However it's set up like an animal name, meaning there's a "main" name and two other names put together (example: Blossom Berryflower)
In the corner there's a (sigh) diamond icon... So not only will this feature will be members only, but it will also cost diamonds! Yay! We're already paying for membership, why should we have to pay for extra diamonds?
Here is the same image but with a green popup
An icon of a monkey with a party hat
I think this will be what we have to click to access the new feature. Of course it won't be that big when it's actually in game
Icons with a fence, jukebox, and a butterfly picture
I don't know what these are for either. The first two are in the same style as the "decorating your den" tabs. No idea what the fence cou;d be used for but maybe they are giving den music its own tab. That would make it slightly more convenient to change your den music... I guess
The butterfly one is more round and in a slightly different style so I don't think it will be related to dens
I have a pretty good idea as to what this is for. I think it's going to be the new Edit Den button. It's in the same style and colours as the old one
For whatever reason there are two versions of this - one with a blue (and possibly transparent) background and one with a brown background. My guess on what this will be used for is a damage guide for adventures. Right now if you wear certain items in an adventure and try to attack a phantom gate it will do more damage. Items that do this are types of swords, gloves, gauntlets, and nunchucks. There might be other items that work too, I don't remember. I think they are adding a menu or something that tells you how much extra damage your items are doing. So for example, if you're wearing a sword, the number next to the sword icon will change to the amount of extra damage your sword will do
If my theory is correct, this means bows will now do extra damage in adventures (if they don't already, I never tried)
I believe the paw icon is for leg items like the gloves and gauntlets. But what about the last two icons? There is one of a staff and one of a shield. This could mean those unreleased Healing Staffs are coming out soon! As for the shield, maybe AJ is taking my suggestion of "wearing armour in adventures actually does something"
In other words, maybe if you have armour from the diamond shop on, attacks will do less damage to you
Here are the icons without the background
This is the one I'm most excited for, and for a nerdy reason. This is an icon at that goes at the top like the parties menu and jam a gram button. It was first (and only) seen in beta. He's a beta screenshot so you can see. The tools icon is in the top left corner
It was always shaded out and now we finally get to see what it looks like in colour!
The only problem is, it might not be coming out any time soon. Nyan said "I'm not exactly sure when it was uploaded to Animal Jam's files" so for all I know it could've been added in beta, just never used. Still, it's cool to see it not shaded out
Note: This post is like 75% serious and 25% joke post
This isn't a post I every thought I'd be making, I just felt like doing something like this. I am by no means a good blogger so I probably don't have any right to give tips but I will anyway. Some of these could apply to blogging in general I guess. Since I'm me these "tips" may or may not be really unhelpful or inaccurate lol
These are in no order or anything, not that it really matters
Keep your URL simple
In case you don't know what a URL is it's basically the thing you type in to get to the site (so for example this site's URL is http://animaljamflash.blogspot.com/)
Don't make it super long like http://supermegaawesomeanimaljamcheatsandglitchesandhacksandjunk.blogspot.com/
If your URL is really long less people will remember it and have a hard time going back to your site (even though the fancy computers nowadays save URLS)
If you use images/info from another site, give credit/link the source!
No one likes having their stuff stolen. Taking things from other sites and not giving credit sort will make people think it's yours. That's (more or less) plagiarism. You could argue and say "well all ur images really belong 2 ajhq" which I guess is right, but think about this. If I took a picture of some grass on your lawn, it's still my picture even though it's not my lawn. That logic can be applied here... I think. I don't know where I'm going with this. My point is don't steal
Basically every AJ blog out there is the same these days. They all just have posts like this:
Plus I would make a post like that 3 times a week LOL
Try coming up with original topics instead of doing the same thing every day. It will make it more interesting for the viewers
Reply to commenters
This one is harder to do depending on how popular your blog is. If you reply to a lot of the comments you get people may feel more welcome to your blog and comment more often. Or I could just be making that up, I don't know
Don't have too many commenting rules
If you have like 27 rules on what not to comment you'll get a lot less "good" commenters and a lot more "OMG U ST1NK KWIT BLOGGING 4 LYFE PLS DO US ALL A FLAVOR AND KWIT NEVER PSOT AGAIN H3XT3YCRTQCEXGXEYCT!!!! also go 2 my site: http://animaljambuttdust.blogspot.com/ itz better then urz"
I think the reason for this is people will try their best to break every rule possible just because. Also, your viewers might be smart, it should be pretty obvious to them they shouldn't spam with their site virus "click dis 4 spike" links and every bad word in the book lol
I'm not saying you shouldn't have rules, I'm just trying to say you shouldn't go overboard with the rules
If you're not enjoying blogging, take a break/quit
This one should be obvious - if you don't feel like blogging anymore, no one's forcing you to stay. I took a year or so break from blogging because it wasn't fun anymore and I wasn't enjoying it. Just keep in mind that if you take a break, you will lose like 90% (or probably more) of your viewers
I feel like this one is terrible advice but seriously, if you're not enjoying it, don't do it! For your own sanity! In other words, post because you want to, not because you have to
Don't overuse words
I should really follow my own advice sometimes... I don't think I've made a post that didn't say "probably" at least 7 times
Those are all the so called "tips" I could think of. Actually, here's another tip - figure out a way to end your posts instead of just saying "I don't really know how to end this post so bye" like I tend to do
Hotel internet is basically unusable so I haven't been able to log into AJ at all which means I can't update the daily item on the sidebar. I can't read comments either so it's a wonder that I even got this post up lol