Top Ten Reasons to Hate Animal Jam

The Top Ten
1 The game is marketed as "Educational" yet there is a strong focus on attire and looks

I play Animal Jam for recreational and educational purposes. There are great facts about animals that I learn because of National Geographic. Many people don't come on there for learning. Also, in the pillow room (a hangout area in the game), people always tell others to adopt (as roleplaying) them. That's just weird.

I remember going to the exhibits (whatever they're called) and being bored out of my mind. What kind of 6-10 year old wants to spend time reading a sign about whales when there are cooler things to do, like go down a slide or hang out with friends?

Just because it comes from Nat Geo does not automatically mean it's educational. Instead of, "_______ are amazing animals with tons of cool survival skills! " it's "Buy this striped/spotted/shaggy piece of clothing so you can look like _____! "
Stuff like that draws the attention from learning to clothes and apappearances. Even then, some clothes aren't related to animals in any way, shape, or form, which is even worse!

When I go to animal jam literally the only thing people talk about is trading their stuff and visiting their dens.

Um no offense but this hate plague better stop

2 WildWorks exploits Animal Jam's popularity to sell more merchandise


Books, stuffed animals, Sidekix, video games, hoodies, hats, mobile apps, you name it. Every idea that will make them a little extra has been done twice. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

3 Animal Jam is not educational like everyone claims it to be

The only thing that I learned was that only looks matter, and if you are not paying, you are apparently "ugly" now. You really can't trust anyone there, unless they're your siblings or real life friends. Your "buddies" will guilt trip you and beg you until they brainwash you into becoming a member and getting them the scrap they wanted. Now, it's best if kids want to learn about the world, if they just GO OUTSIDE and climb a tree or something. If you live by a lake or river or pond, throw pebbles and look for rollie polly bugs! Saying "Animal Jam taught me that the Japanese Spitz is the best dog ever" isn't learning about anything but crappy opinions. Did they learn why stonefish are extremely dangerous? No. Do they know that black and yellow printed spiders are venomous? No. Animal Jam is basically just a game where you have free time and waste money on because you earned it. The majority of people playing whine about how they are so poor and broke and have no money to buy ...more

I don't know if it's because I haven't played in 2 years, but I don't remeber anything significant I learned from playing AJ. Animal Jam is basically Fantage with animals. All you do is change clothes and talk to friends, like every other children's MMORPG.
If any parent is reading this right now with a kid who plays Animal Jam, I want you to ask your kid what exactly did they learn from AJ. Their answer will probably be along the lines of "Blue goes best with yellow, but only at wolf parties. Or else it's tacky."

I think it just teaches kids to hack people to get spikes. I had rare things but I kept on getting hacked and ajhqo did not a thing to help me.

I'm pretty sure 10 to 11 year kids don't read any of the facts or stuff. It's only if you're right beside your parents who are like, "Wait, wait. Let's read this." All that matters is, "please TRADE ME FLOWER CROWN" or "U are a cute girl." At least that's what matters to MOST people.
- Graci66666

4 It is harder to earn Gems and Diamonds if you aren't a member

That a Lie, I play the game best dress for 20 mins and I get 2,000 gems, so stop lies and I am NOT I repeat I am NOT a Member.

I remember playing at the Arcade for hours and getting only a couple hundred gems. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

5 The chat is heavily censored

I hate how I have to type so slow so aj can read my words. It takes a long time and sometimes it's not what I'm saying. For example:

What I actually typed: Let's go to sarepia forest and roleplay!

What they put in: Ltts gotto sarrepiaa forst nn rlply

It gets old pretty quickly, and the worst part is I have to type the whole flipping thing over again. The chat is so laggy at times that I wonder if they're actually trying to do something about it. When I'm with a buddy, and they say something and expect me to answer, I can't right away because of this stupid chat! It gets censored even for the littlest thing, and gets laggy so easily. The lagging needs to stop!

This is the only thing I don't like about Animal Jam. One time, I tried to say "Oof", but they blocked it, and if you can type it as a nonmember, then why is it censored? Seriously AJHQ, fix your chat. AJHQ also once censored ":C" when I tried to say it, and somebody once told me that AJHQ blocks "owo". I don't know how "owo" is inappropriate to Animal Jam though. That's why I had to quit Animal Jam for a while.

People act like they are going to have a heart attack if their kid see the word "stupid". And even IF someone says that, you can always block them. Unlike other sites, AJ's report system actually works.

I do like this game, but the chat system is rigged at best. Sometimes it's slow and can do small bursts of letters when I type "too fast".

6 You can't chose your username

I hate how you have to cycle through a list of names. JUST LET US CHOOSE! Someone old enough to know a cuss word wouldn't be playing the game in the first place, so why bother?

You can, though. You can't choose your animal name.

7 The game is rarely updated

Except for the usual clothes (and the occasional animal) it is never updated.

8 The servers always have lag no matter how many people are on them

It could be 16 people, and there will be as much lag as 50.

9 You can't type numbers

I think you can't do that to avoid users sharing their passwords or personal information.

You can do that if you have free chat.

10 You can't do anything as a non-member

Actually you can! You can play games, To to parties, Shop And lots more!

Animal Jam Account : MagicalKatie7

I am with this one.

The Newcomers

? They keep removing items, pets, and animals from stores
The Contenders
11 The obsession with "Rares" and "Betas"

Hopefully all the beta lovers go to hell forever and live in infinite pain all over their body and die of heart failure because they are all big fat ugly 16 year olds who take the crappy kids game waay to far

12 All they care about is money

Truth be told most things that require money in apps now are targeted to foolish kids that don't know any better. Trust me I would know I have taken marketing classes.

It's pretty much just one big scheme for parents to invest for their kids.

13 It is used by perverts

You're not actually getting sexually harassed, it's just a game. You can log out anytime. Why do you take this so seriously?

14 It's a basic copy of club penguin

Club penguin is a great game and animal jam is ripping it of.animal jam is a bad version of club penguin

15 People who linger at the spawn point

This is one of the most annoying things about Animal Jam. People like this add lag to the already lag-ridden servers and you can't find your way to the store. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

16 Too many scams

Yes! Last year Koui14 scammed my headdress, spiked wristband, headfeather, and neon bow. On AJPW their username is Koui1 and then they said I scammed them! I quit AJ a year ago because of that stupid person but if I ever met them they'd get beat up so badly...

I hate how every kid these days are getting scammed.
I liked it better back then, when rares weren't a thing

I agree to many scams

17 Messages get blocked for no reason

Yeah, this should definitely be #1. Animal Jam doesn't let me say "uwu" and "owo" for some reason. What's wrong with those? It's just emoticons. It's a good thing they fixed "oof" though, because there's nothing wrong with that as well.

18 Getting bullied

Eats bunny,drama,wolf packs etc. make it... uh... Bully Jam

If you don't do/ wear what someone wants you to do. someone will bully you for not doing the thing they want you to do. They will say " I WANTED YOU TO ________! Then they will probably report you for nothing.

19 Bad community

More that just 100% true. I hate the fanart, it makes me feel like I'm in hell.

20 The rare item Mondays

They just take normal store bought items,
and put an ugly combination of colors.

Ugh, R.I.Ms suck!

21 People jumping on the ice/bridge that never breaks, and get mad if you tell them it never breaks.

They always are angry just because you tell the truth

22 They only have the game in English

Not true. I've been on their French servers before; you just have to change your language somewhere on parent dash settings or something.

23 If you recycle a diamond item you get paid back in gems
24 People only care about arctic wolves

Yes this is very sad. Many people only care about arctic wolves, because of "betas" and "rates". They become majorly overrated, that it's sad. I mean there are tons of other cool animals!

25 Toxic roleplayers

Especially with the packs. Everyone's so edgy and most people powerplay. And don't even get me STARTED on the vocab. Some people overuse vocab when roleplaying and most of the time, it's not even accurate...

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