Rebel Penguin Federation Recruiting Guide
When you first get into it, recruiting can seem intimidating. Many people struggle with describing the good aspects of RPF to others in a way that would make them want to join our community. As such, RPF HCOM has compiled a list of tips and tricks that might help you be a more effective recruiter. No one way works for everyone, so feel free to experiment until you find the way that works best for you!
Tools You’ll Need
Recruiting on CPR is viewed as a form of advertisement, which breaks Club Penguin Rewritten rules. This is due to the fact that CPR cannot control what may be on the outside site. As such, it is very important that you use:
- An alternate account (or a few!)
Alternate accounts are easy enough to make on Club Penguin Rewritten’s Create a Penguin page. If you use one while recruiting, on the off chance you are caught by a CPR moderator and banned, your main account will remain unbanned.
- A Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Recently, Club Penguin Rewritten moderators have begun banning player IPs once they are found recruiting. An IP address is your unique identifier used for accessing the internet from your computer’s connection. If you are IP banned, you will no longer be able to play CPR with that IP address on any account. As such, connecting a free VPN (such as hide.me or ProtonVPN) hides that identifier from the site, and prevents them from banning your true IP.
- The CPR Discord
If you are in the Club Penguin Rewritten official Discord server, you may be able to find out ahead of time when “snitches” who report people for recruiting have found you. If this happens, either switch rooms or servers immediately. You can also see when CPR moderators may be online.
Choosing a Location
There are a few things that go into choosing a good location.
- Popular (but not too popular!)
A very important part of a good recruiting session is finding a good spot. One of these things is finding a spot with enough people to attract attention, but not enough people for a CPR moderator to be on patrol. This holds for both servers and rooms, meaning servers where a mascot is online, the Town, and the Coin Mine tend to be scary locations. A list of recommended rooms is below that fit this criteria.
- Use your instincts
If nothing is available that fits the above tip, you may find yourself getting desperate. If you find yourself having to go to a one or five bar server, take measures accordingly. On a five bar, it becomes all the more important to watch the CPR Discord and stay out of the Town and Coin Mine. On a one bar, you can take some more liberties as it is less likely a mod will track you down, but it is still important to be careful.
Good Rooms for Recruiting Include:
- Outside Mine
- Ice Rink/Stadium
- Ski Village
- Popular Party Rooms
Choosing a Recruit
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re looking at a potential recruit.
- Make sure they aren’t busy
People who are busy roleplaying or talking to friends are less likely to join RPF, as they’re more favorable to continuing their current activity than taking the time to Google something.
- Make sure their name is appropriate
Somehow, CPR’s name filtration system isn’t always the best. People with names obviously just meant to showcase getting around the system won’t make good recruits. In addition, recruiting people whose names are P[bunch of numbers] could signify a name that did get caught by the filter, or just a new player. Take your risk with these.
- Ensure they aren’t going to break rules
Typically, this goes hand in hand with the previous tip. However, if someone with a normal name ends up being argumentative and insulting towards other players or you, it’s probably safe to bet that you shouldn’t recruit them.
Approaching a Recruit
As tempting as it might be to set up an autotyper to blurt out the Discord code for you, this is one of the worst methods possible to approach people. One of the biggest complaints about armies today is how they seem like robots. As such, it’s very important to be human with your recruit.
- Make friends
This is one of the best ways to ensure someone wants to join RPF, though it can be time consuming. The people on Club Penguin are often there to just play Club Penguin and make new friends. Giving them that space and then offering a chat room with a bunch of other people like you to be friends with can prove very effective. However, if they can’t use Discord or don’t like the prospect of joining for whatever reason, you could have wasted a lot of time.
- Wear an interesting outfit
In a group of two to four people, this can be the most effective recruiting strategy, though it does not guarantee recruit retention. Asking people if they want to join your “costume group” while you have an army of people wearing costumes with special dances tends to be fairly effective. These include items like the “I Heart Pizza” or “Rubber Duck” body items.
- Gather people in one area
This technique is more widely used by the Army of Club Penguin and the Recon Federation of Club Penguin, popularized by Kailey310. Sending out EPF invites to a ton of people throughout the island will eventually bring several down to the EPF headquarters. If a group of you are gathered around the table in the HQ, you can then recruit the newcomers from there. Theoretically, this can also work by inviting people to an igloo event, a sled race, or any other group activity.
- Shoot your shot
Sometimes, just walking up to someone is the best way to go about it.
Getting a Recruit to Join
Once you’ve opened the door to a recruit, it’s important that you direct them to the site in a clear and concise manner. Whatever you do, don’t immediately say the Discord invite code on CPR.
- Choose a good opener
The old reliable option is always “Hey, [Penguin Name]!” and waiting for them to respond to show they’re active. But that doesn’t mean there’s no other way to open. Several people also use, “Wanna join a cool group?” Be personable, show your own personality in it. We don’t all want to be a bunch of drones.
- Talk about things they’re interested in
Before they make their final decision on the group, make sure to get them further interested. If a party is nearby, tell them we have guides for those. If a mascot is rumored to be coming soon, tell them we track those. If you helped them get their hockey jersey or soccer team stamp, tell them we help with those too. If they’re bored, we have a whole community for that, and it’s the largest one on CPR!
- Get them to the site/Discord
There are several ways to do this, but the goal is always to direct them in a way that ends up with the first link on Google being ours. Whenever you tell someone to Google something, make sure to say “googglle” with two l’s and two g’s, or “goooglesearch” with -search appended as part of the word, as the correct spelling is blocked by CPR’s filters. You may also tell them to “Loook rebel penguin cart surfer up”. A list of methods to get someone to the site is below. Once they are at the site, make sure they’re on the correct site by asking about some physical descriptor of it (ie, “Are there penguins at the top?”)
- Stay patient & polite
People are gonna say no. It’s part of the job. When they say no, though, make sure to acknowledge it, don’t be passive-aggressive or angry with them, and move on to someone else. It can get frustrating if no one is joining, but don’t let that impact how you interact with potential recruits. Otherwise, you’re sure to keep being fruitless.
- Stay appraised of blocked words
CPR’s list of blocked words changes over time. Some words are only blocked in certain contexts, others are fully blocked. Make sure you know the current standings of your recruiting phrases, otherwise you may end up saying things that your potential recruit cannot see. Ask one of your recruiting buddies if you’re unsure if a word shows. A current list of blocked words is below.
List of Ways to Get Someone to the Site/Discord:
- go to clubpenguinrpf,com -> join us at the top
- googglle rebel penguin cart surfer -> first link -> join us at the top
- googglle clubpenguinrpf subreddit -> first link -> site link -> join us
- goooglesearch rebel federation -> first link -> discord (gets them to hub)
- join rebel penguin federatlon (quick tactic for events)
- if they already have Discord, ask for their tag, invite through DM
- if they already have Discord, give them an invite code to #welcome (note, these may not always show depending on the characters)
List of Blocked Words:
- join us (semi blocked, must have something before or after)
- rebel penguin federation (the word “federation” is blocked, try misspelling with a lowercase “L” replacing the i, or using another misspelling such as “fedration”)
- rpf (fully blocked)
- army (fully blocked, use armie)
- discord (fully blocked, use dicord, discourd, dischord)
- Google, Gooogle (fully blocked, use googglle or goooglesearch instead)
- search, look up (fully blocked, use loook “x” up)
If you believe any of the suggested words listed in this guide have been blocked, let a member of HCOM know. We update this guide regularly to ensure that your recruiting isn’t hindered by blocked words!
Welcoming a Recruit in RPF
Once a member gets to the RPF Discord and is set up with roles by a moderator or member of HCOM, your job isn’t quite done! This part of the job is arguably just as important, as if no one sticks around, we can’t grow.
- Show them around
Make sure the person gets welcomed in main chat! If they are left hanging in DMs or a separate channel, they may never find their way to joining the rest of the group. The Discord is also very overwhelming in its number of channels. A few example messages are below to show a recruit what’s important. Be available to DM them if they need help, as well.
- Make sure they get integrated in the conversation
If your recruit is just dropped into the tsunami that is main chat, they’ll probably get overwhelmed and leave. Help them latch on to a conversation thread and/or a person or two so that they can survive until they’re used to it. One of the biggest pluses about RPF is the community, but one of the biggest cons about it is also the immense size of it.
- Don’t feel obligated to sacrifice your own privacy
That being said, if a recruit comes to you and latches onto you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, you are well within your rights to disengage or block them. You’re not obligated to voice chat or video chat with an especially clingy recruit. Your autonomy is still your own to operate how you like in that regard.
Example Introduction to the Discord Server (by F6sixer):
@Person, your roles are all set. Be sure to read the #rules. Welcome to the RPF. Have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to ask We have guides in #cpr-news We also have a #mascot-tracker and a #pin-tracker. We have daily events (see #events for details).
Example Introduction to the Discord Server (by Wolves):
@Person, Your roles are all set. Be sure to read the #rules. Welcome to the RF have fun !
If you have any questions feel free to ask
We have guides in #cpr-news
We also have a #mascot-tracker and a #pin-tracker
We have daily events (see #events for details)
Feel free to explore our server.
Example Introduction to the Discord Server (by Redweeb):
Alright @Person, your roles have been set! Make sure to check out #rules before you hop into #main-chat. Feel free to look around for all our CPR goodies and don’t be afraid to ask any questions. Welcome to RPF!
Master Class: Discord Recruiting
Discord Recruiting is a very similar challenge to Club Penguin recruiting. Many people receive spam messages often from Discord bot accounts, and if you come off as too impersonal, you’re likely to be ignored, reported, blocked, or banned. To prevent this, it’s all the more important that you come off as human, and explain exactly what your recruit will be joining. Make friends with your recruit if possible, and expand on the chatting section of RPF in addition to the events. Do not recruit on the official CPR Discord, as that is liable to hurt RPF as a whole. Recruit on tangentially related CPR servers. In addition, do not recruit from army servers, as this is troopstealing and very frowned upon.
Master Class: Oasis Recruiting
Oasis recruiting brings the extra challenge of having to worry about people who will break Rewritten rules more frequently. Seeing as Oasis is a lawless land in which heathens will forever thrive and rule, you need to make absolutely certain that the person you’re talking to will be compliant with our Discord rules. In addition, they need to be willing to make an account on Club Penguin Rewritten. A good way to draw them in is with our community and chat, since they likely will not be interested in mascots or stamps. A bonus feature of Oasis recruiting, though, is your ability to privately message another penguin. This one to one method of communication prevents trolls from overseeing your join instructions and joining as well.
Note: As of April 2020, Penguin Oasis is no longer open.
- Feel free to have a notepad file containing your recruiting lines, so that you can use them on the fly.
- If you see a person asking for the location of an item be sure to help them. Once they’ve found it, you can inform them of our guides and trackers.
- Recruiting a group can be kinda confusing because you may get easily distracted, so try your best to focus on one recruit only before moving on to another
- Just go with the flow
- Have your recruit let you know when they’ve completed each step of the process and make sure to reassure them along the way. If they’re not sure they found the right page they might not tell you at all.
- When you’re setting up a recruit, make sure to ask if they are in “Australia or Asia” not “AUSIA”. AUSIA is an entirely armies term. You can also just ask them what time it is for them and estimate.
- When you’re recruiting, try to go for just thirty minutes. If you’re not having success or if it’s proving too difficult, log off for the time being and come back later or the next day. It’s important you don’t get burnt out while recruiting.
- CPR mods are tricky. Not only can they apparently turn their penguins invisible and catch you recruiting, but they can see chat logs, and snitches will ping them to ban you. If you see one, run.
- The entirety of recruiting is a balance between not pissing CPR off so they kick us off of their game and taking their members for our group. This is why recruiting conditions change so frequently. If you’re placed in a position for whatever reason where you may piss off CPR by recruiting, don’t.
- When talking to a recruit, make sure to mention that we are the biggest CPR community.
- The best times to recruit are immediately after events, during parties, and when there are new pins. Sitting around the island waiting for people who need help can be time-consuming but worth it. Spending time helping them out is a good way to build connections and transition into talking about our amazing guides.
- It helps to ask if they played the original Club Penguin. This is another transition into how RPF is a group full of people who used to play it too (mentioning we’re a 12-year-old group also gets people interested).
- Recruit with someone you can really work with. It makes the recruitment time worth it when you’re having fun with a friend in the process.
- Don’t beat yourself up for not being able to recruit anybody! Sometimes it’s like a stroke of luck to find the right people, so don’t ever let that bring you down. Take a break and try again later.
Amount of recruits ≠ your worth
- Offer to fight (ง’̀’-‘́)ง
- Make sure you’re constantly talking to people and scanning for possible recruits. That way, if one potential recruit falls through, you don’t get discouraged and can bounce to someone else.
- Have fun goofing off, feel free to get sidetracked while recruiting and just have fun on Club Penguin. Recruiting in groups is good for attracting people, but it’s also just more fun to be able to hang out with friends while you recruit.
That’s it! You should now be equipped to go out and bring more people into the Rebel Penguin Federation. Thank you for all of the hard work and effort you put into recruiting. Hopefully, this guide makes your job a little bit easier.