Sunday, July 15, 2018

update

so as most of you have probably noticed, i haven't posted on this blog in several weeks.

the reason? i'm just not interested in animal jam anymore.

let's be honest, animal jam is dying. no new content is being added to the game. new animals? we've seen this scheme before. returning dens? boring. spike sales? disgusting. it's the same old story every time. i've simply grown out of the game.

wildworks knows this too. like, you walk into typically heavily-populated lands (take aldan for example) and you don't see as many jammers in the area as you did in, say, 2014. ''famous'' animal jam youtubers such as aparri and wisteriamoon have begun to show less and less interest in the game they make videos about. the community of animal jam on all sorts of social media platforms is losing members. i've noticed significantly less attention being paid towards animal jam in the recent past, and instead, the attention goes towards play wild.

people just don't think animal jam is fun anymore, and as much as i hate to admit it, i am one of those people.

i've found other hobbies - marvel, fortnite, sports, movies, etc. heck, i still play webkinz occasionally because even though there aren't as many people playing nowadays as there were in 2007, the people at webkinz still find ways to make the game enjoyable by releasing new content on a regular basis.

during the last couple of months when i was posting daily, blogging felt like a chore, and a chore is never what i intended blogging to be for me personally. it started out as a hobby, and now, six years later, i've grown up and found other things that i enjoy doing.

i'm going to be a junior in high school. i have (and will continue to have) more important things to do in life, like preparing for college by taking the act test, working hard at getting good grades, and learning how to get by on my own. i need to focus on getting a job and furthering high school tennis career. it sucks to get old but that's just how life is, i guess.

i'm not leaving forever. i'll still be running my little movie review blog i created in april, so please, if you want to talk to me, talk to me there. here's the link: cinematic thoughts

i'll still be on webkinz and chicken smoothie, though not as often. if you need my username for either of those games, leave a comment.

i'm also on fortnite, so if you want to squad up sometime, leave a comment.

i'm still not sure what i'm going to do with this blog. i am 100% for sure not going to delete it - i'd never forgive myself if i did. i'll try my best to post every now and then just to catch up with you guys.

thank you for all the memories. you all have shaped me to become the person i am today. animal jam was a huge part of my life these past six (soon to be seven) years, but this blog was an even bigger part of it.

for the last time (hopefully not the official last time, but for the last time in a while)...

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whip on!

49 comments:

  1. I understand Naffy, I agree, The only reason I haven't quit is beacuse people in there (And I usually talk to people on hangouts) AJ just isn't as fun as it use to be

    Whats your user on fortnite??

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    1. my username is MonkeyBread3091 :)

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    2. Hopefully we can play together soon! :D (Mine is Cuddly Cheetah!)

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  2. I agree, AJ is slowly dying a longgggg and painful death. Maybe not the actual game but the population and community I know and love. Everyone is leaving and quitting and I get it. I have hardly posted this year because I’ve been busy and just don’t have ideas what to post.

    Sorry to see you go, this blog was always awesome and informative. DX Hope to still chat with you somewhere.

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  3. ONE MORE THING
    if you guys have any questions please comment them and i will do my best to answer them. thank you thank you <3

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  4. Also do you use a mic for Fortnite? (just wondering because I do one XD)

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  5. Awww, I had a feeling this was coming when I DMed you on instagram. I have been reading your blog since 2014 was it? and have been friends with you since. I have always loved to see this blog, it is one of my all time favourites. I will miss you very much Naffy but I hope to keep in touch:D Im happy you are coming back to say hi when you get a chance though, thats a nice of you!

    I do agree though, AJ is losing its value, there is like no actual content that makes people want to play, animals are animals dens are dens pets are pets you just decorate those over and over again. Also, as you get older there is more priorities which I do agree with. I hate it though, its like there is less and less time to do what you love which really sucks.

    Anyways, I will miss you very much:( Please keep in touch with us all!! Will you still be on the google hangouts once in awhile??

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    1. yes for sure! i will def keep in touch w you guys

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  6. I'm going to miss you Naffy :(
    I hope I'll see you around the hangout still, sometimes!
    This generation of Jammers is dying it makes me sad but it's true. :C
    *Husky Ninja

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  7. It's sad to see you go Naffy, :( You wore such an inspiration to me and continue to be, From the minute I found your blog i could never leave, You made me smile with every post, And I will never forgot this blog, You are an incredible person Naffy, and don't ever feel forced to do something that doesn't make you happy. Because what ever choice you make I'll respect it, And at some point we all have to move on, So whatever you do, I know you'll be great at it. Thank you Naffy, for making this blog, For inspiring us and for being an amazing friend. :) You are the most greatest blogger ever, Even if you stop blogging I'd still give the award to you. X3

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  8. Aww! I'll miss you and you blogging! I always found your blog fun great to talk about things on Animal Jam. but it is true.... I HATE the spike sales! AJ is only trying to get more ppl to buy membership and when they do the Jammers feel special because they have a "spike" and they r "rare". and I agree there isn't as much ppl playing animal jam. All I see scammers, ppl begging for rares and ppl who act inappropriately. But I will prolly still play AJ cuz i have friends on there I TALK to and I don't just TRADE. That's also another thing on AJ, everyone wants to be "rare" and all ppl r doing is trading. Don't get me wrong i traded a TON but.... everything is about worth. Anyways i will miss you and hope to talk every once in a while.
    -Bluebellover

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  10. aww, bye naf. its bittersweet to see you leave, because i have so many fond memories of this blog. but, i really understand why you are leaving. heck,i havent played animal jam for ages. im glad you made an actual goodbye post explaining everything and i wish you luck in the future
    <3

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  11. Aw, sad to see you leave but I totally understand. I only really play aj to talk to friends about other games and stuff and to make art lol
    I really like your movie review blog, I'll probably leave some comments there soon

    Also what's your webkinz username (I also still play it after many, many years lol) mine is PongoJ. Dont mind my poor username choices I was 4 heh.

    See ya around :)

    -Kraft

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    1. hey kraft! my webkinz username is utahhaileybug (:

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  12. It's been a while since I came here. The last time I did, you were leaving too. It seems like I just so happen to always return at the oddest of times, huh?

    I do agree, AJ is losing its flair, I haven't been playing it much except for hunting for updates and added adventures, but more than that I'm just glad you have other interests. Sure they might not last forever, but the fact you're exploring new things, it's a good thing, especially that you're probably still in tenth grade or something? I have no idea how to use high school terms.

    Enjoy life, Nafaria!

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    1. hi rainbow! it's been a hot minute since i've talked to you last lol! hope to see you around. :)

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  13. aww, but i agree, ajhq needs to add new features into the game. nothing really new or special. But i play fortnite as well! my username is ThatP1nkSheep so friend me if you'd like!

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  14. Dear Naffy Taffy,
    You are and always have been the best Blogger of all time. I am so sad to see you leave, I think I might cry after writing this. Your Blog has been an inspiration to us all. Tomorrow at Theater Camp I will make a sad face in my pasta. We never did get to do that Scrapbook activity, did we? Oh, well. I'm really glad you told us about all this and didn't just leave without an explanation. I'm really glad you aren't a mean, selfish person who doesn't care about anybody except herself. I have always enjoyed reading this Blog and did I say that already? IDK. That doesn't matter. I agree that AJ is kinda running out of creative ideas to keep the game running. Maybe I'll check out Webkinz sometime or other in your honor. Do you still have that Masterpiece I sent you? And I have a question: Are you quitting Animal Jam or just taking al long break? Will you play AJ anymore? Because if you don't I'll be super sad but no pressure. I guess Bepper will be my favorite famous Jammer now IF you quit. You may not post or play AJ as much, but the good times and memories I've experienced with you and while reading your Blog will last forever in my heart. I am just so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so sad to see you leave. I will also make a sad face in my dinner tonight along with my lunch tomorrow. I nearly cried reading your farewell letter and all the Blog posts I've read and good times with you that I've had and read flashed through my mind. You are awesome and amazing and smart and unique, and, as always, NAFFY! You ROCK and I will never forget you.
    Love, Magicold38

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    1. aw, magic! i will miss you too! hopefully we can still keep in contact over email. i will log into animal jam every once in a while just for kicks, but i won't be playing actively. yes, i do still have your masterpiece! hope to see you around. xoxo

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  15. Aww, Naffy! I'm sad to see you go, but I understand. What's your Chicken Smoothie username? I'm IndigoFudge03.

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  16. Awe! I am going to miss you naffy <3 (I think we all will!) but I don't play Animal Jam anymore either... And I think I need help on Chicken Smoothie (Because I just made an account and i'm struggling haha)

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    1. Oops... Its FoolishMagic (And I need help playing because I'm new at it)

      <3

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  17. You've been a comforting presence in my life for a long time, Naffy. Many a rainy day have I visited this blog for your comforting words. I'm glad you have other hobbies you enjoy more than AJ, but I won't pretend not to be depressed that you're leaving. The AJ blogging community is dying off. You're the most famous of them all, and even you've grown up. It's only a matter of time before the others follow your lead. Goodbye. I wish you the best of luck for all your future adventures. I'm going to go look through the scrapbook-I'm in quite a few of those pictures. I'll make sure to follow your new movie review blog. Remember, if you ever want support, love, or kind and honest words, we're all here for you.

    -Delphinium15. I'll never take you off my friends list

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    1. aww thank you so much! it's nice to know my work meant something even deeper than what was on the surface!

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  18. I'll miss you! I made a Chicken Smoothie account yesterday (I'm TheOakWoods). If you're interested, I think you'd like the game Flight Rising. It's vaguely similar to Chicken Smoothie, except with dragons and that you have to feed them (technically, you don't HAVE to, but there are certain things you can't do with the dragon if they're not fed). If you want to meet up on there, I'm TheOakWoods on there too.

    ~Sneezy77

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    1. ooh okay! i'll check it out, and i will add you on cs!

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  19. I barely play AJ anymore too, I never even really get on AJPW as much
    I didn't really officialy "quit" as I check it once a month, maybe even once every 2 months.
    it's annoying bc the last actually new thing was masterpieces, which came out 2 years ago.

    I've been a fan of this blog since 2014 and it was one of the only things keeping me on AJ.
    (If you don't remember me I'm Elizaboo1104)

    i'm going to miss you and this blog, bye

    Also the only one of the other games that you play is CS and I barely get on it, but I'm going to miss you (again)

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    1. i'll miss you too! we had so many awesome memories!

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  20. Ahh... To be honest, you're really not the only one who's lost interest in AJ. I've pretty much quit because it's different now. I thought that I would never miss an update on AJ, but I was wrong. I can't bring myself to search up 'animaljam.com' and I don't bother to log on, not even when updates come. I don't even check for updates. Animal Jam has lost what it once was, and it's rapidly declining.

    Honestly the only tie I've had to AJ for a while now is your blog and the AJ Wiki, but even both of those I've stopped checking. You eventually lose interest in the games you play... sometime... (I only play like one or so now: Flight Rising, which I think I'll stay with for a while because I've passed the obsessive stage and I still love FR) Having quit for a while by now, I honestly thought that the day you would stop writing would be... far off.

    I think we'll all miss you, nafaria <3, I always thought along the lines of 'when the AJ Whip ends, AJ blogging ends'. Luckily it's not SO bad for me, having quit myself, but it is really sad to see you go.

    I haven't logged on AJ in FOREVER, as my interest has wandered off somewhere else, (fun fact: I quit CS after several months. There's a period where you're obsessed with the new game you found, and after that, there's a period where you can't get yourself to log on) and it seems like your interest has strayed from AJ as well. (I don't blame you. AJ is turning monstrous. I actually HATE what AJHQ have turned it into. It makes me sad to think of what it was supposed to be, and what it really is) Nobody's interest stays in one place forever, but you can stay for a while and leave some memories to take along when you move away. I agree that sometimes, doing what you thought was a fun thing turns into more of a chore. When that's happened, you know it's time to move on.

    I'm glad you made this blog to share with everybody for so long. But all things end, and I guess the AJ Whip is drawing to a close. Thank you for the time you spent on this, nafaria, and best wishes <3

    It just sucks to see AJ what it is now. The community and the whole POINT of Animal Jam has changed, not in a good way. I admit when I joined, for about six months I was all hyped up with AJ. But then the hold of 'rare' items got me, and for a while I was even more obsessed with all that. As time came on, my obsession faded and loosened its hold on me. I no longer yearned for pixels on a screen that were completely useless. And that's why around January 2018 I began playing less and less, until I couldn't even bring myself to open up the site. Now, I only log on every once in a LONG while, and I check up on the updates, buy a whole lot of new den items and decorate my den, and log off. I don't WANT to see what's going on in servers like Aldan, what with all those users screaming 'I HAVE FIFTY MILLION BLACK LONGS! I'M SOOOO RARE! TRADE MEEEEE!!!' because I don't care how many spiked collars people have. AJHQ has released so many of these old events that get worse and worse and I can't bring myself to check them out. Only den decorating has its fun now, and I only decorate purely for pleasure.

    Again, thank you for creating this blog to share with the community. Things come, change, and go. The blog I started for fun stayed pretty good, and it was great to write. But two months later, I lost my AJ interest. I lost my will to write. It became a chore for me (you held on much longer. Wow). My comments on your blogs just stopped because I couldn't tie myself to anything AJ related. I only got on if I had to, or if I was bored, but it still took a lot of effort to open up the site. You've made an awesome blog, and I appreciate it that you were able to admit that it was time to move on~

    Thank you <3

    - whiteseal187

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    1. thank you for sticking with me for all these years!

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  21. hey nafaria!
    i just wanted to apologize.
    i was young, and stupid back then. i shouldn't of lied to you. i hope you're doing well, and i hope life is treating you good!
    - sophia / sixty

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  22. I knew this day would come, I could see and predict it months before it happened. I knew you were losing interest in Animal Jam, and because of that, part of my interest in AJ has died as well. I still like Animal Jam, but the adventures and stuff have become so repetitive, and something about the game just doesn't seem fun anymore.

    Maybe it's because I've gotten older (I'm not even that old) and other interests have taken over AJ, but my interest in AJ has declined. I remember when I'd scroll through YouTube and eagerly await Bepper's videos.. I don't quite do that anymore.
    Don't get me wrong - Animal Jam is still fun for me. It only gets boring once I've accumulated too much stuff as a member, so I like to create new nonmember accounts and start over.

    Also, I am Rosydaisy30603 on Webkinz as well, but I hardly play that game anymore. xD

    Maybe this is all part of growing up. I was disappointed when I realized I couldn't just pick up my toys and play like I used to, maybe one day I will just stop playing AJ completely and move on to teenager things. Heck, I was amazed that I've even played Animal Jam for this long, almost 4 years.

    - GoldenPotato999, but on a different account

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  23. Hey Naffy! Space here! I wish you weren't leaving! I just have a couple questions. 1. Will you still be doing contests? 2. Will you still play Animal jam from time to time? That's pretty much it... Also, From the Spring contest, I never got my prises. Did you send them? I didn't get them. :/ That's pretty much it. I also sent 2 JAGS about it. Btw, I'm still playing AJ if you need me. Have fun and good luck with the new blog! JAG or wall post or aj whip me back when you can! Bye! -Spacekatlvr154-

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    1. 1. sadly i will not be doing anymore contests!
      2. i will log on occasionally just to check things out but that's pretty much it

      also i think i sent you your prizes but i'm not 100% positive, so if i can find the items in my storage then i will give them to you, however my membership ran out the other day so i'll need to meet up with you on animal jam to trade you

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  24. Well, I’ve been reading your blog since ‘14, and well, what can I say? You’re the reason I started blogging, and even though my blog is dead now and I don’t really enjoy blogging anymore, that will always stay with me. We never really got to know each other personally, but we got along. And man, this blog was my first snippet of the community, (and the only one, for 3 years), and the memories have been great. I guess you’re finally signing out, it couldn’t be forever.

    The community is deteriorating, along with the game, Animal Jam Headquarters are struggling to rope as many in as are leaving. You’re right; it’s the same for webkinz, but webkinz are making new content consistently no matter the player base, whereas AJ are just adding new, quickly-designed items sold for diamonds.

    I hope in true spirit tennis takes you somewhere, unlike for me, I’ve been waiting for my foot operation for almost a year, so I can’t play. My operation is expected in May, then I need to do like no physical activity for 6 months. And then boy will I be out of shape, so these feet problems effectively the end of any hopes of a career.

    And I guess this is a low-key goodbye. I don’t have hangouts, a console, and I don’t play webkinz. And, well, it’s been 4 years, you’ve only known of my existence for 1 and 1/2, and yeah. I do hope you’ll write again, and I guess now, all that I can say is, ‘cya soon’!

    -Henrythegreat4

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  25. Hi again! Space here! Any tysm for responding I would like to set up a time we could meet on aj for the trade. We have central time here and ik your a hour behind us with mountain Central time. Plz reply a comment for when ya wanna meet! Tysm again! :3 -Spacekatlvr154-

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  26. Its sorry to see you go. See you on your other blog though! I pretty much quit aj too.-talonflame80841

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  27. I'm sad to see you go Naffy... :,(

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  28. Hey Naffy.
    I haven't commented on here in recent months, but I do agree- AJ is dying. I started playing on here 2 years ago, and as I got older, school and friends kinda began to take priority.
    No new content= a dying game, and unfortunately, that is what Animal Jam is.
    I'll miss ya, and it's been good reading this blog.
    -Wolfy

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  29. Hey!

    I know I'm a bit late, but I just wanted to say thank you for making such a wonderful blog. You gave me inspiration, an kept me up to date even when I left AJ a few years ago. We'll all miss you, an good luck with your future!

    sugarcat2

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  30. Sorry I'm so late to this post, I don't know how I missed it. I totally get where you're coming from. If something you used to like doing becomes a chore, you don't have to do it anymore!

    While your blog was active it provided a wonderful resource. I looked up to you a lot for posting almost every day, but I understand how tiresome that can get. I still love AJ and love blogging, but I do have gaps in between posts so I can focus on stuff I need to do, as well as other interests.

    PM/trade me on Chicken Smoothie anytime you want! I'm also fairly active on there. My username is DoomyPanda, same as AJ.

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  31. I can’t agree with how aj got boring. I don’t play very often and my blog is sill up and I might blog every once in a while on my personal. I really don’t think I have outgrown aj it just doesn’t have much interest. Everyone who puts out animal jam content doesn’t seem as happy as everyone was in like 2015. Yes they have added so much more improvements and stuff but it’s all basically the same. Add new animals and sure they added baloosh but will it ever really be that popular. Everyone always has wanted another land but now they have it and it’s just going to turn into another kimbara outback. Most people that everyone used to be friends with quit and their is too much drama now. I miss when we could go into the pillow room and just meet people and be friends for a long Time. Those were some great memories. Honestly animal jam has gone downhill and the people in it too. I remember wanting to blog every day about it and all the new items and cool people and stuff but now it’s changed. It’s not the same and it will just be further and further away of how it was. I can’t bring myself to cut my membership because they may was who I was. I played for so long and for so many hours I can’t bring myself to cut something out of my life that was such a big impact. It’s pretty cool if you remember me my user was addygym.

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