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

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

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 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 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." - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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

3 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

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

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 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. - lovefrombadlands

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"

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11 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.

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 The rare item Mondays

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

17 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.

18 They only have the game in English
19 Messages get blocked for no reason
20 You can't do anything as a non-member
21 All they care about is money
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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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