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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Animal Jam: 2010 vs. 2015

REWRITTEN POSTS: My Introductory Post [5/24/15] The Spirit Stones [Story] [5/24/15] Rarity Scan #4: Gloves [5/24/15]


So anyways, before I go on to my post, I will be telling this: I am going to rewrite all my posts. Because have you seen those posts?! I GET CRINGE ATTACKS. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Man, I was one weird ten year old.
I will announce before all my new posts what I have rewritten, I will be updating this post once in a while if I rewrote something.

So anyways, moving on to the *actual* post.

Hello there Jammers! It's Despare back on and I am so sorry for not posting. I got really busy because of the hacking and sad to say I was a victim as well. Although do not fear, the hacking has stopped and you can all enable your accounts and be happy once again! Also I am busy with my anime stuff because my goal is to finish season 1, 2 and 3 of Code Geass before the end of the summer, and so let's just shut up about my life and move on to whatever this post is about.

It's been almost five years since the official start of Animal Jam. I will be describing the differences of Animal Jam 2010 when it was released, and not the beta testing period because if I did, we'd be here all day. And not with the appearances and lands and so, but the jammers themselves in those days.

Let's start with the past, because it's better to look behind, because it's better to look back at things that you know existed than to look forward with an uncertainty that you might never see a tomorrow.

[Fun fact: In beta times, one of the rarest things that can be obtained, but haven't been released were pink mats. Fuzzy Shyivy's post is right here. And yes, we used get random stuff in claw machines for some time. I think it was replaced with plushies in early or mid 2011]

2010-2011: The Days of Fuzzy Shyivy
Ah, I still remember her. Unless you joined in these years (2010, 2011) I doubt you know her. She's one of the first Animal Jam bloggers. (Here's a link to her old blog.) These days when Mt. Shiveer, Kimbara Outback, Coral Canyons and that place who's name I have forgotten and am to lazy to search for Appondale did not exist. Those years, the rarest items of Animal Jam were worns, scary bat wings, and gloves. And I am serious, here's a link to Fuzzy Shyivy's post about gloves, and my post about gloves. I should know because I was playing AJ during these years, and believe me, gloves were incredibly rare. You can ask Feelers or anybody during these times.
What did the jammers in these times act like? 
1.) Well, some are pretty much the same over dramatic people who're like; 'Brooo giv me dem bat wings' or 'tr@de me a gl0ve if u dun u no cool' (you can do symbols back then, including ;, "", ><, /\, *&, $, #. Fun fact: for some reason, AJ blocks the symbol %. The reason why is beyond my knowledge.)
2.) Another type of jammer is the hoarder. You know, those people who have like 1000000 bat wings/gloves/worns? Lots of people back then were like that. Heck, I remember seeing a whole trade list of gloves and the whole Jamaa Township was like bowing to him like he was a god or something. He never accepts trades, it's "just for show." Literally one of the most annoying ones ever.
3.) Besides the scammer-jammer (it's obvious, don't need to put this one in here) another type of jammer (one of the most common in those years) was the friendly ones. Seriously, these were the nicest. Heck, they're really common because literally, most of the just say hi and hang out and play games and stuff, because the concept of 'rares' weren't really the popular, and plus they didn't have trading. (Before the trading system, it used to be gift for gift because non-members are also allowed to send/accept gifts.) Like, they're all fun and games and just very small part rares. I wouldn't be surprised if their catchphrase was 'friends over rares.' Most of the jammers in those years were these types, and I really miss them because out of my 96 buddies, only like three of them are these types. Heck, I don't even talk to the other 93.

2015: The Days of...well, a lot of other famous people like Appari (7) LilacPetal, Julian2, and etc.
I dunno. I'm not a YouTube person, I don't watch AJ videos. For one thing, I'm an Instagram kind of kid. But for sure, these are few of the many famous jammers out there, and these days...well, do I need to talk about the updates and demand for being noticed by senpai? Like, you're in this generation, I don't need to explain 2015 because you're living in it right now (unless you're reading this post some time in 2016 up). But for the sake of new readers that will read this on 2016 and so, here are a few things about 2015 AJ:
1.) Map of AJ as of 5/23/2015. (May 23, 2015)
2.) Diamond shop has no spikes currently. Go figure.
3.) The Eagle Adventure is the most in demand adventure.
4.) Updates are very dreaded. Everyone thinks it will make AJ worse.
5.) Play Wild was first only for Android. As of now (May 23, 2015) it is still not released in the iOS but will soon be as the beta testing period is over.
6.) Few rarest things as of now: beta tiaras/beta blanket, light pink headdresses, headdresses, long spiked collars, glitched turquoise rings (first and second).
Okay, so now that's done, on to the kinds of jammers in these days! Although do I really need to explain this? I mean, you guys do live in 2015...right, for the 2016 and so readers, here they are:
1.) The Adventurers.
What adventures do they do? If you're non member, Return of the Phantom. Heck, I think some people could do it with their eyes closed. If you're a member, it's quite obvious isn't it? The eagle adventure. You can get spikes and other rares and betas in there. A few people do other adventures, but that's rarely and for fun anyway.
2.) The traders. ALDAN. THIS COMPROMISES ALDAN. It's all 'TRADE ME SPIKE, TRADE ME HEADDRESS, TRADE ME EVERYTHING' kind of stuff. It's too obvious.
3.) The hoarder. Same thing with the past, except with spikes. Some of them are like "I'm so unrare YYYY???" and their whole trade list is spikes and glitched stuff and I'm over here like, 'If you're so unrare, then I must be trash.'
4.) The 'hey let's give some stuff away!' jammer.
One of the rarest ones yet. Heck, I'm one of these. Check out my Instagram. (You have to scroll down though. It's really deep down.) I've given spikes and lots of other stuff, like betas and rares. I'm not lying, and that was because I got hacked and I was like "There's nothing to live for, I quit. I'm giving up everything." I've given lots of my buddies free stuff, and I even gave some random jammer a long green spike and another one a short green spike. All rare collars by the way. Don't ask me for rares or something, I'm broke. So yes.
And finally, the rarest one yet:
5.) The "friendly to all jammers" type. Why is this the rarest? I mean, my friends are all so nice to me! I mean to EVERYONE. I mean that he/she is nice to EVERY. SINGLE. FREAKING. JAMMER. Heck, he/she won't cuss at someone. He/she won't insult someone. Not at all. This, my fellow jammers, is incredibly rare because some people are just plain rude. There's always that type of satisfaction you feel when you win a fight with someone rude, and that's what most of us want. The human brain has this center for rewards, and when we have this feeling of satisfaction, there's this firing of electricity going through our brain and that causes that feeling. Us humans love that feeling. The pleasure center of the brain gives us what we want, and winning every fight against someone rude provides that feeling. And since you're fighting against someone rude, you have to be rude as well. It's like that, not everyone is nice to everyone, and a lot of people are only nice to their friends. I should know.

I guess that's it. See you later, folks!


  1. :3 I Haven't Checked Out This Blog In A Really Long Time! It's Good To See That This Blog Is Still Up And Running. This Post Brings Back Good Memories From Beta Days~ I Miss Fuzzy ShyIvy She Was A Good Friend Of Mine, I Miss All The Other Old Friends Of Mine As Well (Pizzadrop, Stallion1, DolphinGirl7 etc.). Sadly Most Of Them Have Moved On-

    I Agree On Everything In The "What Did Jammers Act Like Back Then" Section, So True! Worns Bat Wings And Gloves Were All So Very Rare. I Remember I Got My First Glove And They Came Out In Stores The Next Day! I Died A Little Inside- > .<

    Btw I Love Code Geass ♥♥ Such A Good Anime Isn't It? ... Too Bad No One Ever Really Comments Anymore, Oh Well-

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