"We did an early release of 1.4 to a small number of random players on Monday. Since then, some of you have been asking about how updates work. I talked to the devs to find out!"
Why do some players get an early release?
"We do a lot of testing, but sometimes we can’t know how an update will work until thousands of players are using it. An early release lets us see how everything holds up before more players arrive."
"In fact, our early release of 1.4 let us catch a bug and squash it! Thanks to the players that helped us find it before the whole community bumped into it"
Why can’t I see my friends after an update?
"We like to let players update their app when it’s convenient. This means some players will be using the new version and others will be on the old version. To prevent weird bugs, players on different versions won’t see each other."
"If you’re not able to see your friends, you might want to check if there’s an update for you to download. Your friends can do the same."
Why am I sometimes forced to update?
"Once most players have updated to the new version, we’ll make it so that everyone left will also be updated. This way, there isn’t a small number of players playing alone."
"Hopefully you’re now all feeling up to date on updates! (Hahaha, nailed it!)"
Thanks for the update Joe, it is good for those who don't know how to update their app to get some help from the CP Team. I believe that Club Penguin Island is doing alright for now, but as more updates come out the game will get better. What do you all think of this blog post? Do you look forward to the updates coming to the game from time to time or do you not really care so much? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below and more blog posts will be coming soon.