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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Animal Jam Comic Books + 875K Party Pictures

Hello Jammers! Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip blog. I'm Naffy, and I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far! ^-^

Today, I am going to be showing you guys some exclusive pictures of some Animal Jam COMIC BOOKS that will be released later this summer.

At the beginning of 2017, WildWorks partnered with a successful company called Dynamite Entertainment to bring these comic books to the shelves of stores both online and retail. Dynamite recently gave us a never before seen sneak peek of the covers of the many AJ comic books to come soon!

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(is it just me, or does anyone else recognize that giraffe from a costume corner that was published a few years ago in a Jamaa Journal?)

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Don't these all look super epic!? I can't wait to get my hands on one of these babies.

If you're not satisfied enough already, on May 6th Dynamite will release a short preview of one the first comic books. Speaking of the first comic book, it comes with a free sheet of AJ stickers! How awesome is that?

Are you Jammers excited for these comic books to be released? Let me know what you think in the comment section!

One more thing before I end today's post: here are some pictures that were taken during the 875,000 views party that was held yesterday. It was loads of fun! We played games like Find the Plushie, tested out the new adventure, and so much more!

Dancing in the spring party den and being awkward!

We love playing Find the Plushie!

The new adventure is super cool. :o

Look at all of those rares that the sneaky phantoms stole!


Smile for the camera!

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The BEST Parts About The Update of 4/27/17 + Chicken Beak Glitch

*THE PARTY IS TODAY AT 11:00 AM MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME AT MY DEN! I MAY A FEW MINUTES LATE, BUT NO MORE THAN 15 DUE TO AN EARLY MORNING TENNIS PRACTICE, BUT I HOPE YOU GUYS CAN MAKE IT!*

*ALSO, THE CONTEST IS NOW UP AND READY FOR ENTRIES! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST BLOG!*

Hello Jammers! In a post from several days ago in which I discussed the latest update, I forgot to mention two things.

I don't know how I missed them, but once I discovered what they were, I realized they were actually the BEST parts of the update in my opinion.

The first best part is that the famous Geckos! song is now available in the Diamond Shop as DEN MUSIC.


This is REVOLUTIONARY! Everyone loves the Geckos song, and it's awesome that we finally get to play it in our dens! :D

The second best part is that in honor of the National Geographic Bee, Temple of Trivia is on not double gems, but TRIPLE GEMS!


If you are in dire need of some extra gems, now's the time to get some! I don't think we've ever had a game on triple gems before, have we?

One more item of news before I end today's post: yesterday, Julian2 discovered a funny little glitch. When you put a chicken beak on a snow leopard, look what happens!


The snow leopard's colors change to a macaroni and cheese yellow, as well as the infamous magenta, or the ''glitch color''. Interesting!

That's all for today! Thanks for reading, and keep on whipping!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

THE CONTEST IS UP!

The contest is now open and ready for entries! CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED! :)

Secret Item in AJHQ's Ol' Barn Den

Hello Jammers!  I'm sure you already know what this post is going to be about, considering the past circumstances. In case you don't, almost every time a new update is released, AJHQ makes a new custom Epic Den that you can visit from the very top of the Epic Dens list. In that den is a secret shop that can only be opened if you click on the right item in the right place.

This time around, it's a small nest decoration for all Jammers, and it only costs 400 gems! You can find it sitting on a stack of boxes on the top floor. The den is fairly small, so it should be pretty easily to find it.



That's all for today, Jammers! Remember, the party is tomorrow! If you need to look at the invitation again, here it is...


Thanks for reading! Goodbye!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jamaa Journal VOL. 197: Storming the Fortress

Hello everybody! Today is an update day, so let's begin reading the newest Jamaa Journal.


A new adventure is here to continue the story of the Alphas and the fight against the phantoms! :D Hooray! I'll probably (hopefulyly) post a bit more about ''Storming the Fortress'' later on.


Members are now allowed to have up to 1,000 animal slots! That's insane! Imagine going from member to non-member and having to redo all of your animals' looks. Yikes. >.< And wouldn't it be hard to have soooo many animals? Nevertheless, it's still pretty neat.


We asked for it, and we got it - an OCEAN DIAMOND SHOP! It's not like the regular Diamond Shop you see in Jamaa Township, however. It's much smaller, and it's incorporated into two different shops: Bahari Bargains and Sunken Treasures.

One quick little thing I noticed...


That's right - UNDERWATER SPIKED COLLARS AND WRISTBANDS. How awesome is that!? :D

I bet you guys NEVER saw it coming. Sarcasm intended. :P


Pet piglets are back in Jamaa, as well as the Ol' Barn den!


Pet giraffes are available for all Jammers! Yippee! Also, now you can display your masterpieces in both land and ocean dens!


We've been given an interesting clue from the Alphas, which means a new animal will be coming to Jamaa soon. Comment down below if you think you've solved it.


The National Geographic Bee is either coming up or going on at the moment, so there are a bunch of flags hanging up around Jamaa.


You can also go to the Temple of Trivia to test your knowledge of science facts.


The final page is an advertisement for the popular Deluxe Stationary Set, which gives you a masterpiece token and a writer's station item for your den!

That's it for today Jammers. What would you rate this update? I personally really liked it, so I'm giving it a 4/5.

Before I end, I just wanted to clear something up. In my last post, I talked about a contest for 875,000 views and gave the wrong link to the blog. The right link is in the comment section. KEEP IN MIND THAT THE CONTEST IS NOT UP YET. It will most likely open during the weekend.

Thanks for reading! Bye!

875K Views Party + Contest

Hello Jammers! I have some very exciting news to share with you!

We recently hit 875,000 views! That's amazing! Without all of your tremendous support, you help keep this blog up and running. I can't thank you enough!

To celebrate, I will be hosting a spring party! Yippee! ^.^ If you are interested in attending, please read the invitation below for more information.


But that's not it quite yet! I'll also be hosting a contest that will be up sooner or later this week, so be on the lookout for that as well. You can visit the contest blog by clicking here, or by clicking on the trophy button on the right hand side of the blog.

Once again, thanks everybody! You are all truly appreciated!

Oh, and the update post will be up later day.

Bye for now!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Writing Station Promo Item

Hello Jammers! I have some breaking news that isn't anything too big, but nevertheless, it's still pretty interesting.

Recently, Gellyjones posted a picture on her Instagram page of a new promo item.


It's an adorable, bright-colored writing station! It supposedly comes with the Animal Jam stationary set that I mentioned several weeks ago when we were trying to discover the mysteries behind the Masterpiece Token. (By the way, according to Gellyjones, both the token and the desk can be obtained through the code that comes with the stationary set.)

What do you guys think of this cool piece of furniture? :)

Two Den Ideas + Weird Old Den Glitch

Hello Jammers! Today I am going to be giving you guys two den tips, tricks, ideas, or whatever you want to call them, as well as a cool glitch I found from a few years ago.

Without further ado, let's get right into it!

Stone Nature Patio
This patio area surrounded by the calming sound of fountain water and the lovely aroma of nature is perfect for relaxing after a long day in Jamaa.

What You Need:
Nature Items (plants, trees, etc.)
Porch Swing
Fountain (any will do)
Mossy Stone Pathways (stone circles work just as well)
Mossy Walls

Arrange the mossy stone pathways to form a square or rectangle, and place the walls around it. Then decorate it by placing a porch swing, a fountain, and lots of nature items in and around the stone area.

(I actually potsed about this next trick created by kittens1111 a while ago on a different blog, and I don't think I ever mentioned it on this blog, so I'm doing it now! :P)

Trampoline
Bounce, bounce, and bounce on this trampoline!

What You Need:
Bamboo Fences
Tiki Torches
Tall Shelves

Place the tall shelves orderly so they form a square, rectangle, or shape of your choice. Place bamboo walls around the shelves, and, if you'd like, tiki torches on the end for a snazzy extra add-on, too.

I hope you guys liked those tips! Before I end today's post, let me show you that cool glitch from a while back I found the other day that I mentioned earlier.

Small house den glitch

When this girl entered a small house den with multiple players in it and the owner of the den online, for a flash of a second she saw this dirty soccer field. Weird, right?

Well, that's it for today. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A History of Animal Jam Apps

Hello Jammers! :) In a recent poll, you guys said that you wanted a variety of new content in the daily posts that I do, and one of the most popular options was more history/timeline posts. I personally really enjoy doing these kinds of posts as well, so I will try and incorporate more history/timeline posts into my schedule. ^.^ For now, let's begin with a discussion on the history of Animal Jam apps!

Animal Jam debuted publicly in September 2010 and has grown tremendously ever since, with its seventh birthday coming up soon in August 2017. That's crazy! Little did WildWorks (formerly Smart Bomb Interactive), the company that runs Animal Jam, know that three years after the launch of AJ, they would have their very first AJ app: Tunnel Town.

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Tunnel Town is a free app that was released in July 2013. According to the official Tunnel Town website, Tunnel Town is described as ''a hopping new 3D game experience that lets you create an underground wonderland for some very unusual rabbits''. In Tunnel Town, you can breed, feed, and raise bunnies. You can dig and expand your burrow, and then decorate it with cool decorations and interactive items that your bunnies can play with. You can mine gems to purchase items for your burrow from McFluffin's Market. Tunnel Town is as deep as your imagination.

Tunnel Town is probably my favorite app out of all three that have been officially designed and released by WildWorks. I don't really know why, but even though it's sort of forgotten, I still play it to this day and have lots of fun with it, too.

One fun fact about Tunnel Town is that if you downloaded the app between July 18th and July 21st, 2013, you were given a free Founder's Bunny, which has a similar body design to the Mountain Bunny, but has shiny, sparkly, golden fur.

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I was one of the lucky players to receive this adorable little thing. <3

Moving on now to AJ Jump.


AJ Jump was released in the same year as Tunnel Town was, actually; December 2013. It's very similar to the minigame Sky High. The official website for AJ Jump describes the objective of the game as follows: "Adopt one of these playful kangaroos and jump through canyons, cliffs and clouds to reach the moon!''

Unlike Tunnel Town, this app costs money, and I'm pretty sure the price is about $2.00. However, in my opinion, I'd say the $2.00 is worth it. By downloading and playing the game, you can link your AJ account to your AJ Jump account and transfer any gems you earn from AJ Jump to your AJ account, which you can't do with Tunnel Town or Play Wild. You also get a free pet joey, or baby kangaroo, that you can transfer to your AJ account once you surpass a height of 1,000.

This game is lots of fun and I really enjoy it. Sadly, it's slightly forgotten, just like Tunnel Town. :(

In 2014, no new AJ apps were released, because WildWorks was planning a big surprise for 2015. That surprise was Play Wild.


Play Wild wasn't exactly what I was expecting it to be. At first, I thought it would be a way to play the regular version of Animal Jam, but on mobile devices. Indeed, I was wrong. Play Wild has lots of similarities to Animal Jam and the world of Jamaa yet many, many differences. Jamaa in Play Wild is 3D with enhanced, without a doubt beautiful graphics. Instead of gems, the currency is sapphires. New animals, dens, items, and pets are constantly being added to the game as time goes on.

Even though the app is free, unfortunately, most features in the game require real-life money. It is very difficult to earn sapphires, and most of the newer animals, dens, items, pets, and so on cost large amounts of sapphires. I believe there is also a separate membership club for Play Wild, and you can imagine that even more features are exclusive to those who have membership. Honestly, I prefer Tunnel Town and AJ Jump over Play Wild for those reasons stated above.

Lastly, there is one more app that I wanted to mention but won't go into full detail about, and that's the AJ Amino app. You've heard of it before, right? It's basically just an app where you can further communicate and interact with the Animal Jam community. It was not created by WildWorks or anything like that. It's just a community-run social media, if that makes any sense.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these three main AJ apps, and I'd love to see more AJ apps in the future. Tell me which one is your favorite and why in the comments!

Bye!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nat Geo Kids Version of Sky High

Hello Jammers! Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip blog!

Today I wanted to show you guys something I've known about for a long time, but haven't really ever mentioned it here on the AJW.

Did you know that there on the National Geographic Kids website in the games section, there is a different yet similar version of the popular minigame ''Sky High''?


That's right! In my opinion, I actually think this version has much clearer graphics than the in-game version, but maybe that's just me.

By the way, when you play this version of Sky High, the gems you earn can't be transferred to your actual AJ account or anything like that, sadly. When you fall, a pop-up appears that looks like this:


That's all I have for you today. If you'd like to play the Nat Geo Kids version of Sky High, click here!

Bye Jammers!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weather Cloud #4: Diamond Cloud

Hi guys! With the weekend coming to an end (sadly), the very last weather cloud to be sold in the Diamond Shop as part of the April Showers celebration is the diamond cloud. Wouldn't it hurt to have diamonds rain from the sky and hit your head? o.o Well, anyways, pick up this item before it's gone!


Falling Phantoms Tips and Tricks

Image result for falling phantoms animal jamHi Jammers! I hope you're all having a fabulous day. In today's post, I am going to be giving you guys five different tips, tricks, and strategies to the popular minigame Falling Phantoms. In my opinion, this game is great for earning pretty good amounts of gems in a short amount of time, so if you're looking to earn a lot of gems, this is the post for you. Let's begin!

1. Try to avoid staying in one place for a long time, but don't keep moving around so much that things get all hectic and panicky.

2. Always stay alert and watch your surroundings.

3. Typically, shortly after a group of gems pop up in one of the corners, a few phantoms will fall into or near that area, so I suggest timing yourself wisely and collecting those gems quickly and safely. Get in, get out!

4. It has been said that running away from a phantom in the opposite direction that is falling is a helpful strategy when trying to get out of the way as fast as possible. If you run in the direction the phantom is falling, the phantom is more likely to catch up with you and hit you because of the angle they're falling at.

5. Try not to get distracted by watching what the other players are doing. Always keep your eyes on the phantoms.

Thanks for reading, and keep on whipping!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Take this day to unplug, unwind, and simply ''go green''.

Meanwhile, I have a very inspirational video for you all to watch. It's by Prince Ea, and it talks about how we need to start preserving our planet. Enjoy!

Weather Cloud #3: Spring Flower Cloud

Hello Jammers! Today is day three of the weather clouds special sale. Today's weather cloud in the Diamond Shop for today only is a spring flower cloud! Pick this awesome den item up before it's gone!


Nat Geo Kids AJ Personality Quiz

Hello everybody! Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip. :) I hope your weekend is off to a great start.

Recently I was exploring the National Geographic Kids website when I came across an Animal Jam personality quiz, which tells you what AJ avatar you're most like! I believe this was added to the website last September for the game's sixth birthday. Speaking of birthdays, this year AJ will be turning seven! That's crazy! Time sure does fly by... smile while you still have teeth. ;P

Anyways, here's what the quiz looks like before you attempt it:


Click on the image above to access the quiz.

After answering a short series of questions, I got my final result...


It turns out that I'm most like a gray wolf! I'm not afraid to speak my mind, I'm a born leader, and I'm social and outgoing. Cool!

What avatar are YOU most like? Be sure to take the quiz and let me know in the comments!

Bye Jammers!