Club Penguin rogue server shut down following discovery of explicit content

    
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Club Penguin rogue server shut down following discovery of explicit content

Everyone was kind of sad when Disney shut down Club Penguin back in 2017, but rogue servers seemed an inevitability given the game’s popularity. The most popular rogue server, however, has been shut down following actions by Disney’s legal team. Which might make the company sound like the bad guy… until you find out that the rogue server was filled with “penguin e-sex,” ethnic slurs, and homophobia. And then you also find out that one of the people who ran it has been arrested on suspicion of possessing images of child abuse.

Because when you look at beloved games that have sunset and you’re deciding which ones you should really sex up for a return, Club Penguin is the one you go forth.

If you’re currently banging your head against your desk in exasperation and muttering about how people just aren’t any good – as you should – you probably don’t want to read all of the details uncovered by a cursory examination on the BBC. It’s actually almost certainly worse than you’re thinking just from that thumbnail description. The one bright spot is that at least the rogue server has shut down.

Source: BBC via PC Gamer

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Kero Kero

ON THE INTERNET? who would do such a thing in…every single game lol.
Also that is what it was before

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Bruno Brito

until you find out that the rogue server was filled with “penguin e-sex,” ethnic slurs, and homophobia. And then you also find out that one of the people who ran it has been arrested on suspicion of possessing images of child abuse.

I really wanted to be shocked but i’m not. Go take a look at any pserver discord and if the staff has their head up their asses, the entire place is overrun with the worst kind of sad excuses for gamers.

It’s actually a pretty heated debate between staffs and players: How can a pserver staff prevent toxic behavior and not be called “tyrannical” which is an adjective that ends up hurting servers.

I stand on the common sense side: If you’re a dickhead, you get banned like a dickhead, and you complain like a dickhead, while the rest of the players behave and play. It’s that simple.

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Robert Mann

Disney has found a more wretched hive of scum and villany than any they had been tied to before… XD

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Bryan Correll

penguin e-sex

Did it have a voice-over from Morgan Freeman?

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thadarksandman

I mean, if anyone isn’t familiar with this specific server, MOP is being very generous with its description of things here, especially with ongoing legal investigations and whatnot. This goes beyond the old edgy club penguin memes and into child grooming, among other things. This is a case where the IP holder invoking DMCA isn’t just to shut down a free server, but more like Disney not wanting their brand associated with this kind of negative PR. Of course, this is why private servers make companies nervous and why any rogue servers are going to be met with suspicion by them, even if the game is long dead and it’s not about competition of “piracy”.

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It’s like toxic griefers got even more vicious as of late. I can’t even begin to imagine what would give you the motivation to join a children’s game and just ruin it by doing the complete opposite of what the game is aiming to accomplish.

I’m disgusted, I would never touch Club Penguin, never played it, never will, mostly because it’s way below my age and I wouldn’t find anything interesting to do in it, but those people could have found a better use of their time.

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Techno Wizard

Standards, private servers, standards. You are making Mickey Mouse blush.

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Jack Pipsam

Can’t say I’m really surprised, Club Penguin has been the base of many edgy memes for ages now, to be honest it was really the only reason I even knew about the game to begin with was through the countless racist memes associated with the game. All that kind of stuff is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Club Penguin.
I remember back when the game was active there was like speed-runs to see how quickly a player could get banned from the game.

Still even I didn’t entirely expect this to spiral out of control in such a dramatic fashion. One has to wonder where all the user login information is currently stored now and how much information those who ran this have collected of their players since I presume they weren’t following data-collection laws to start with.

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thadarksandman

all evidence suggests they were not, and in fact were likely violating laws regarding asking for parental consent. Allegations of the admin in question using said personal information to dox, blackmail and swat users(many of them under aged) seem to be backed up by some evidence. This whole thing seems like the absolute most spiralled out of control situation one could imagine

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Jack Pipsam

Regrettably I imagine this’ll end up with a mass dumping of unencrypted emails/passwords put for sale on the Darknet or something like that.

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Java Jawa

Needs to start being real reprecussions for this kind of stuff. Jail time, fines, etc. Heck even all the folks that participated in that mess.

We don’t need anymore degenerates. And creepos.

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Utakata

…something about why peeps can’t have nice things. /le sigh