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. - PhoenixAura81

Yeah, all people care about is mating,
rares, and looks. They don't act like its educational

So weird when it is like that! It cause Geo National Graphic for Kids doesn’t follow Animal Jam anymore due to Rares :( - ArcticWolf

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! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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 - Puppytart

The only thing it educates you about is sex.

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

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4 It is harder to earn Gems and Diamonds if you aren't 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 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". - PhoenixAura81

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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!

I was talking to my friend and I said “I’m am going to search up something quickly. I’ll be back” and it said that I shouldn’t say that because it may upset someone or get me in trouble. What the heck, did animal jam think I was going to search up the urban dictionary or something.

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? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

7 The game is rarely updated

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

8 You can't type numbers

You can do that if you have free chat.

This is kind of a crappy reason, so I put it at the bottom.
But still.
Once, I tried to tell someone how long I was in a biome and they wouldn't let me type it! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

You can just spell the numbers

9 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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

10 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

I like AJ, but all people ever do is trade.

The Newcomers

? 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...

The Contenders

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

I am with this one. - ArcticWolf

12 It's a basic copy of club penguin

AJ has multiple animals, while CP only has penguins. - kawaiihappycandy


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

13 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

14 It is used by perverts

Once I was playing, and then this pervert was like “ come to my den, BOYS! ” I stupidly snuck into their den to see what they would do the people who went to their den. The person who invited boys to her den started doing really inappropriate things. I got out in time so I wasn’t sexually harassed. I didn’t even get to report them because I got out to fast.

15 All they care about is money

That's the evilness of membership, kids.
Remember to NEVER buy a membership, because you just wasted 16 pound!
Well done!

16 Bad community

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

17 Too many scams

I agree to many scams

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

18 The rare item Mondays

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

Ugh, R.I.Ms suck! - DijaUnicorn

19 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

20 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.

21 Messages get blocked for no reason
22 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.

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 You can only change your user once

I hate how if you change your user, later you hate it,
but then you can't change it back.

26 No refunds
27 It's a waste of time and money
28 You Can't Type In Other Languages
29 When you recycle an item it only gives you half as much as you paid for it
30 False reporters
31 Getting adopted
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1. The game is marketed as "Educational" yet there is a strong focus on attire and looks
2. WildWorks exploits Animal Jam's popularity to sell more merchandise
3. Animal Jam is not educational like everyone claims it to be


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