The Future of Armies in a Post-ACP World

Edit: If it is alright, I would like this to be left stickied for a few days. This is, in effect, my final retirement post. Please read it to the end. It is my hope this will provide my last words of wisdom to all of you.

As the prospect of elimination at the hands of the Black Alliance approaches yet again, Club Penguin’s oldest and most storied army is faced with a seemingly insurmountable task. As the rest of the army community looks on, some helplessly, others with renewed excitement, few have considered the question which we should all be asking ourselves. If this is to be the Army of Club Penguin’s final hour, what would the future look like in a post-ACP world?

Indeed, the Black Alliance’s singular purpose may perhaps be shortsighted. Month after month, we have seen the same attempts made to take down ACP in a seemingly endless war of words and controversy, eventually succumbing to the sheer boredom resulting from a mission of such tedium. But what if ACP does truly fall? I am not convinced anyone has thought this far ahead.

As ACP is again faced with the prospect of its destruction, are we ourselves looking into the face of our own mortality? If an army as central, as intrinsic to the very nature of everything we do and have done for over six years ceases to exist, what hope is there for us as a community to assure we will not all inevitably endure the same fate? Allow me to paint a picture of the future of armies, post-Army of Club Penguin.

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It has been done. The Black Alliance, through sheer and perpetual determination, has brought the once-great Army of Club Penguin to its knees. Serverless, and without purpose or direction, ACP dissolves into what can only be referred to as a social group. With its chat still a draw for people from around armies, and with a few loyal soldiers too stubborn to abandon the cause, ACP appears not unlike it was just a month before. Its presence on Club Penguin, however, is no longer felt. The recruits have stopped coming. Many of the retired veterans have finally moved on. The Black Alliance celebrates its achievement.

ACP’s former allies, hesitant to take up the cause of their fallen comrade, realize their fatal mistake. They are now outnumbered; they are vulnerable. The Nachos, who have slowly declined into near-obscurity following an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Dark Warriors, are the first to go. SWAT, riding the momentum of their victory over ACP, and acting on previous grudges of a secret invasion which lost them their capital of Mammoth, sufficiently deplete the Nacho Empire of its most prized servers. The Ice Warriors, lost without the guidance of their former leader Iceyfeet1234, continue along their path of neutral irrelevancy, falling outside of the Top 5. The Black Alliance, capitalizing on the opportunity, declares war on them as the closest connection to ACP left, effectively overwhelming them in one of the most lopsided wars in known history. The Army Republic, in a desperate attempt to save themselves, joins the Black Alliance, the very organization they pledged to eliminate not long ago.

The Black Alliance is now comprised of every significant army in Club Penguin. But it is now their turn to face the harsh reality. They no longer have an enemy to fight. So caught up in their hatred for ACP, the Black Alliance had failed to recognize that every world war since the end of the Color Wars has featured ACP as its primary catalyst. Without a common enemy, wars among the major armies have ceased to exist. Without the draw of its most recognizable army in green, the community has begun to suffer. The lack of war and conflict has led to a decline in interest for armies. The army community can no longer support them all.

The Golden Troops and Shadow Troops have slowly dissolved into obsolescence. UMA has effectively shut down as a result of leadership chaos. Members of these armies have now gravitated toward the Big 4, comprised of Army Republic, the last justifiable superpower, the Dark Warriors, SWAT, and the Pirates. The remaining original members of the Black Alliance attempt to respite the unexpected collapse by turning on their newest ally, AR. Supported by members of the fallen Alliance armies, AR manages to hold its own against the Pirates, DW, and SWAT in a short-lived war in which neither side makes any progress. Finally recognizing that they no longer serve any purpose, the Black Alliance disbands. CPAC holds a mere fraction of its former viewership, as not enough significant armies even exist to form an effective or interesting Top 10. Unable to find new reporters to post about the wars which no longer occur, CPAC’s influence has all but disappeared. Club Penguin Armies descend into a dark age unlike any they have ever seen.

The army community, without a true visionary for perhaps the first time in its history, begins to crumble. Leaders trained only in the art of recruiting and tactics are unable to look beyond what they can do to save their broken army, not realizing the reality of a broken system. The last remaining members of the older generation move on, as army legends Puckley, SaW, Buritodaily, Unknown, 122344a, and Ioioluk turn over the reins to the next generation of leaders. Recruiting from pools of increasingly young soldiers, armies have lost their effectiveness. Battles now consist only of disorganized formations and chaotic spamming. Even the largest armies are only able to field 20 soldiers for events, as the veteran soldiers have lost interest and the new recruits lack any form of discipline under increasingly weak leadership.

And so it must be, as all armies are born, all armies must die. Here begins the descent into the inevitable oblivion. Some may say they knew it was coming. The sad reality lies in that none were willing or capable of stopping it. This is not a post about ACP. It is a post about your future, as it can no longer be mine. I can say with certainty that this will be the last post I ever make. I hereby resign my position at Club Penguin Army Central and as head of the Club Penguin Army Council, which will be left to any in which I see the desire to find the ultimate good for Club Penguin Armies, a cause for which I dedicated my entire army career. It is time for the torch to be passed. I know that armies hold a special meaning for all of us, even those who have moved on to bigger and better things. They have been a part of our lives, even if only for a fleeting but significant moment. As my last wish to all of you, please take care of them.

~Boomer 20
Proud Soldier of Club Penguin Armies

67 Responses

  1. First, booyah! :mrgreen:

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    • Omg, just go already Boomer. My god. Also, i’m happy Acp is finally dying. I wanted Acp to die when I was leading Uma hahaha. Wooo, here’s to the ‘future’ guys!
      CHEERS!

      ~Trickster

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  2. But I’m leaving in 2 days. INNACURATE!!! Jkjk. Nice post 😀

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  3. Second!

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  4. Incredible post. God bless you Boomer.

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  5. Could be the opposite, But everything that comes up must come down. Empires don’t last forever. The former mighty empire of ACP is disappearing.

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  6. If acp does get destroyed and cp armies do die. We will all blame the BA. But might at least enjoy the last year we all have. I’m not a leader so I can’t control the ending of armies. I can only watch. But we must train the noobs and train them. cuz they hold the key to cp armies being destroyed or them staying alive.

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  7. SAW Y U NO RETIRE

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  8. Ive never been in ACP but I would hate to see an army lik that fall, it is one of the originals and to most people, when you say “CP Armies” one of the first armies that comes to their heads is probably ACP.

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  9. lol @ ACP noobs saying cp warfare will die without ACP

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  10. Informative, and surprisingly, it can come true.
    The thing that befuddles me is why ACP is still a true target. ACP has been always a common target among many armies, but you can simply take down other influential armies that can make your army grow more easily in popularity and size. As a matter of fact, I think not many armies are recognizing this.
    Also, I think we’re already heading the dark age even though we still have ACP alive. Many veterans are losing interest as troops are being corrupted and so will the system. It’s a simple cause-and-effect: as troops change, so does the system. We’re the cause of our generation, we’re turning ourselves into our own community genocide.

    If only we had more ambition for this community and actually wake up and take action.

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  11. This seems like a promotion to help ACP.

    Boomer: More of a “last words of wisdom” before I head off for good, this was basically my last retirement post.

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  12. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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  13. this is to funny

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  14. Well, The last hope for Cp armies is gone. My prediction is coming true. Silence is coming.

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  15. I’m sorry our message of hate had triumphed.

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  16. Very creative but Ar join the Ba? Lol more like we would fight to the death

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  17. This is an absolute masterclass of a post, and I don’t think I have ever seen one better than this.

    I have declared war on the ACP many times, but this post nearly influenced the collapse of the BA. The chat was in chaos for 2 straight hours, and nobody could agree on anything.

    I agree with you, this war has went too far, but I don’t think it will end until Waterkid or ACP leave this community.

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  18. Haha great post… I feel like everyone should move on with their lives; the rest of the internet is still out there. Armies are holding us back. That’s why I retired, as fun as it was.

    ~Keith09

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  19. Amazing post.
    This is very likely to happen actually. I can see it.

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  20. May the legacy live on forever. Thank you, Boomer.

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  21. I will not let this happen. I will steal the reins of the ACP from the cold grip of death if I have to to save it, no matter my position in other CP armies. Without the ACP, there is no point to move on as this future is likely to happen without it. Whatever the case, armies must change if we wish to return to our former glory. This applies to all armies, not just the ACP.

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  22. Truly amazing post Boomer! Great job and thanks for everything you do:D

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  23. I feel as though you’re saying that becuase ACP is falling, so is the rest of the CP army community. Honestly if ACP was maxing 50 at every battle it really wouldn’t matter the rest of the armies are falling to. To say that if we don’t have a ACP would mean the end of the cp world is ignorant. I also woudn’t blame the “lack of good leaders” too. Back the n to be a good leader you had to sit on cp and recruit for 7 hours a day. Now you can’t do the filter so the only way is the chats.

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  24. I think the reason armys are failing is becuase we can’t go on cp and recruit like we did pre-Disney, without a fresh and endless supply of new troops would seem like a more logical way of saying the reason cp armys are losing size then becuase we don’t have large ACP. One more point maybe you ACP should do some chat recruiting instead of rellying on some retirres with no new recruits since 2011 & a propaganda post to save them.

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  25. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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  26. Thought something like this could happen, this post just confirmed it.

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  27. Funny how this all happened over Kingfunks4 getting ACP leader.

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  28. ”The Army Republic, in a desperate attempt to save themselves, joins the Black Alliance, the very organization they pledged to eliminate not long ago.” Wow AR just sad.

    Boomer: This is a hypothetical scenario, none of this has happened (yet).

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  29. I agree with Boomer too. If ACP dies, every army will die, because there will be only one side – Black Alliance, which will have no opponents. Bored soldiers will leave armies – without them there’s no CP Warfare.

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  30. *Michael Jackson’s This Is It is playing*

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  31. I don’t believe that this is a story, as many believe, is a guaranteed event. I don’t believe Boomer rights this story as a memorial to CP armies and their impending fall, their descent into oblivion, their end.

    I honestly believe this is a battle-cry.

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  32. ACP is not going to die….

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  33. Yep. This is true. The death of the Army of Club Penguin will cause chaos and uprisings. People will fight over ACP leadership, ACP or not, and things will descend into complete fighting. The BA would then home in on the armies fighting over ACP, and destroy them. Then, the BA would have no enemies, break up and fight their former allies. In the end, one armies will remain, and there will be nothing. The ACP-BA war has to end. Now.

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  34. Amazing post, Boomer.

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  35. no one can save ACP now,The BA are coming

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  36. Yes Reece, SWAT’s 22+ Max at battles has us trembling. Lulz.

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  37. nice post Boomer, only time can tell what happens now

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  38. Great post, Boomer. If we are entering a dark age, everybody in their home armies need to work together to pull through, train recruits etc. This is the key to our future.

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  39. ACP is lacking its purpose. Years ago it was a recruiting factory, now its only a bunch of troops struggling to keep up, as newer armies take over the roles of ACP, You have to admit that. History can still be preserved. If your only caring about ACP history, there is ways to preserve it. Though after all of ACP’s servers are taken, ACP might just be keep trying to rise, but as long as BA is watching ACP, if they get near the Top 5, they will be pushed down by BA. ACP is doomed, the only thing that is valuable is its history.

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  40. Such a brilliant post. Frighteningly accurate thesis that Club Penguin armies are dying.

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  41. But Armies won’t fall. Why? Because ACP has done nothing to help armies lately, and we are rising.

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    • I’m sorry Rex, but I am disagreeing with you on this one. This community is running on the Army of club penguin, so why kill it, and I think our assault force army should be working for the alliance, even though most of our troops are from pirates.

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    • Have you not noticed that every army that has risen, bar IW and AR, has risen off of the back of the constant stream of ACP wars that they have got themselves involved in?

      Whether you like it or not, as this post shows, armies are very ACP-centric, from being the hangout chat of armies to being involved in all major wars, and without the ACP… well, this time, you’ll have to read the post.

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  42. Damn Boober, whatapost.

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  43. I’ve seen ACP death threats ad nauseam, I personally think ACP will live until CP burns, and then a few more years.

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  44. UMA didnt die our site got defaced and our last week of events was erased.. we got 21-22 in 2 tactic sessions and claiming of sabertooth lol

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  45. Boomer stop crying, someone delete this post. This post is just Boomer begging people to join ACP.

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  46. […] Boomer’s Retirement/Final Message […]

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  47. […] except a clash with DW for hacking issues. January 19th was when Boomer shocked the world with his post describing his theories of us in a post ACP world. If you haven’t read it yet, do so. The […]

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  48. […] JANUARY 2013: The Future of Armies in a Post-ACP World […]

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  49. Odd that it has been a year since the day armies ended the Black Wars…. It was truly for nothing.

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