BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Before the shutting down for good of the Club Penguin website, some gamers have decided to put up a speedrunning contest to see how fast they can get banned from the site.
Speedrunning competitions usually consist of who is the quickest in completing a game, even if it takes quite a long time until the players memorizes all the shortcuts and the tricks that can help one finish a game more quickly.
But this contest involving Club Penguin is different, since it is all about breaking the rules. Gamers are competing to see who takes the fastest time to fill a profile, get accepted on the site, and get banned after saying a curse word or something regarded as inappropriate by the site’s policy.
This new trend has gained enough popularity and is now holding a leaderboard on Speedrun.com, a platform that keeps track of all records regarding many games. The current leader of the Club Penguin run is user 2KRN4U, with a time of 39 seconds. People have already started trying to beat that.
This crazy trend originates from the SubReddit “Banned from Club Penguin”, which discusses all the things one can do to get banned from the game. At a certain point, a user posted about how fast can someone get banned from the website and it all started from here. People tried to ‘outban’ each other until it turned into an extensive competition.
However, it is not so easy to win this speedrun. There are strict rules and you cannot cheat. The rules say that you cannot use autofill URLs or autofill names, and you cannot use bookmarks or pre-existing email addresses. You have to type everything before making sure that the profile is up for registering. Also, the bannings that are caught on tape help are welcome, since they are more credible and assure that the winner deserves to own the record.
If you are willing to join the speedrun, you can still do it until March 29th, when Club Penguin will be shut down for a reboot. If you plan to play ‘banning’ even after the reboot, you have to know that the game will not come back as a website, but it will be available for mobile as Club Penguin Island.
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