I have a long list of cool ideas for Animal Jam revolving around my
dream release of Animal Jam: Nintendo Switch Edition!
I have it set for release on December 23rd, 2021. The Game is free to download, and you need a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription to play the game, it is a pay to play. But if you have a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription, you can get a year-long Membership for 1/3 the price! But, at the cost of Less gems and diamonds upon purchasing. (Approx. 2500 Gems And 10 Diamonds, Instead of 25000 and 175.)
The Main Draw of Animal Jam: Nintendo Switch Edition is the ability to play AJ on the go! (As long as you have Nintendo Switch Online, obviously)
All of the following changes will be made to Both versions (Unless Specified)
- 1 Basic Changes
- 2 Complete Gameplay Changes
- 3 Update One: Weapons Plus
- 4 Update Two: Combat Plus
- 5 Update Three: Plushies Plus
- 6 Update Four: Den Decorating Plus
- 7 Update Five: Trading Plus
- 8 Update Six: Non-Member Appreciation
- 9 Update Seven: Minimaps Plus
- 10 Update Eight: Shadow of the Wolves
- 11 FINAL UPDATE TEN: THE SECRET SHOPS REVEAL
- 12 JAMAA SECRETS SHOP
With the jump to a console, I say that visual changes need to happen.
-More Animations (Sitting has movement animation instead of freezing the player)
-Updated Backgrounds and Areas (Phantom Fighter has Updated background, and Greely's Inferno Has animated Lava and Fire Effects. Water features in dens and Adventures are given more detail and animations as well.)(Lava Effects Exclusive to Switch Edition)
-Zoom Features (Allows player to Zoom, Shrink, and move the camera. Magnifying Glass in the corner of screen Zooms in and Out, While Right-Clicking and dragging moves the camera.(Clicking R-Stick on Switch))
-Arcade Game Changes (Phantoms in Phantom Fighter move from side-to-side, like in Galaga, instead of swaying back and forth. Gems in Gem Breaker bounce off the back wall, like in Animal Jam Play Wild.)
-Movement Changes (New Pose "Play Dead" Which puts the player in the Sleep pose without animation. Hopping can be directional instead of just Down and to the Right.)
Complete Gameplay Changes
These are the HUGE changes that I would want to come to the game! These would bring more accessibility to players in several different ways! These Updates would come out every other day for 4 Weeks, Drastically Changing Gameplay. For the better!
Update One: Weapons Plus
Releasing on the Monday following the Switch release, WEAPONS PLUS is the "Part One" of the update coming out the following Wednesday.
The Update Involves the intro of 2 New Clothing Types. SWORDS and BOWS.
SWORDS involve all of the Sword-Based Items, Including Alpha Swords, Stone Swords, Ice Swords, and even Candy Swords! They can all be worn along with back items, Allowing you to wear both an Alpha Sword, and Alpha Armor!
BOWS involve all Bow-based items, like Bow and Arrows, (Rare included) Longbows, Crossbows, Candy Bows, and also Crystal Bows! They can be worn in conjunction with Swords and Back items, basically, allowing you to be wearing 3 Back items at once!
Think that's something cool? We're just getting started.
Update Two: Combat Plus
Releasing the Wednesday after Weapons Plus, COMBAT PLUS will change adventures forever. Gone are the days of forcing to go Kamikaze into a horde of Phantoms with a Boomseed, now you can use your weapons to fight! You can get up-close and personal with Swords, or snipe from afar with Bows, or claw the crap out of them with Gauntlets. Hovering over a phantom with your cursor highlights them, allowing you to slash them with your Sword, draw your Bow to shoot them, or Claw them with your Gauntlets.
Using a Sword, you can Slash, Chop, or Spin Attack into a Phantom. Slash has most Damage, But you're probably going to get hit. Chop thwacks them away, but with less damage. (Around 60%) Spin Attack has you spin your sword around in a 50% damaging ring, (Including a new animation) along with invincibility for 10 Seconds, but after the 10 seconds, you will be dazed, and susceptible to attacks for 5 seconds.
Using a bow, you can either Draw or Long Draw your bow, (With a unique animation) to target the phantoms, and keep the phantoms at bay.
Drawing has you draw your bow with line of sight, with shorter range, but higher damage. Long Drawing has you draw your bow and aiming upward, to snipe phantoms behind walls. If other phantoms are around the one you sniped, they will see you and go after you. (Regardless if using Long Draw or not.)
Update Three: Plushies Plus
Plushies Plus is an idea that has been thrown around for a while, and I have devised a concept myself. Releasing on the Friday after Combat Plus, this would change how most players view the claw machine.
You have a list of plushies in your Top Left HUD, Listing all the plushies of each different animal you have collected. Every 3 different Plushies of the same animal you get rewards with an exclusive animal-themed prize. Did I mention this is also for Non-Members?
Update Four: Den Decorating Plus
Den Decorating Plus will be a BIG change for Den decorating, Allowing more presentable styles, without the players in your den to be clicking on stuff. It would Release on the Following Monday after Plushies Plus.
You can now change which state the item is in, (If it has different states) like Fire Pits Could be lit up once you or other players enter your den, or the birthday cakes could be solved immediately, (But you have to find all the things to click on first) or you can have an item repeat an action if it cycles. You can also lock players form deactivating them, or activating them. (On their screens) There are also more sorting Categories for items, like Tables, Chairs, Lighting, and Misc.
Music now comes in Collections, too! Collections is a purchasable music item with several tracks included based on a theme. You can change between the tracks easily, with a click of the Track Swapper Button.
Update Five: Trading Plus
Trading Plus I believe could revolutionize how trading is done, stop scammers, and bring more enjoyment to trading as a whole! It would Release on the Following Wednesday after Den Decorating Plus.
The big draw of Trading Plus is the TRADER 2000, A system that analyzes a trade with other trades between items, with other items, and previous trades, including how long the items how been inaccessible or accessible, and gem or diamond cost. This would result in a decision by the system to determine if the trade is fair or not. Once the system determines the fairness, the players can accept or decline, regardless of the result, in case of transfer trading or NM Gifting. Also included is the TRADING POST, AKA a place to bid on items. Here, Jammers can offer an Item, and it can be seen by anyone. Other Jammers can then bid on the item, until the "Host" Determines what He/She/It wants, or if the bidding time runs out, (About 2 Weeks) Where the Offer is taken down. Non-Members are also allowed to bid, but not "Host". You can also check previous trade offers and attempts.
Update Six: Non-Member Appreciation
Non-Member Appreciation is very self-explanatory. It Would Release the Friday after Trading Plus.
Non-Member Appreciation (NMA) allows NMs to do things they should be able to do. NMs can now Type with safe chat in Jam-a-Grams, Accept Gifts, Use the Jammer wall, (With most Cosmetics Locked) and have more animals! (Now 6 instead of 2) NMs also have 3 New dens! NMs can now use the Volcano, Castle, and the Princess Castle. More Music is available as well, They now can use Jammer Anthem, Jam Session, and Jam On. They can also use buddy icons, but not Nametag borders. Oh yeah, and you can click a Player's Animal to bring up their profile, instead of their Nametag. (Any player)
Update Seven: Minimaps Plus
Releasing next month is Minimaps Plus! The update title is pretty self explanatory. This update allows you to view minimaps anywhere you want, without glitching! Coming soon!
Update Eight: Shadow of the Wolves
Shadow Of The Wolves is a 2D wolf only adventure. It's for all jammers.
You will get greeted by Greely, the wolf alpha. He then tells you that the phantoms are taking over Jamaa's alphas. You have to get through the traps, and when you get to the end, there are chests containing either armor, 200 gems or 75 diamonds. Each alpha level contains 3 traps and a mini boss which would take 10 hits to cure. But when all the bosses are cured, Greely will then tell you that he has been controlling the phantoms this whole time. And a boss fight occurs. With the other alphas help, you defeat Greely and be the official new wolf alpha.
FINAL UPDATE TEN: THE SECRET SHOPS REVEAL
Throughout the 3 weeks, in each update, a SECRET SHOP was added into the game, only in the Switch Version, Until this Update, where all of them have been added into the PC Version. There is a Secret Shop in each land in the game, except Bahari Bay, Kani Cove, and Crystal Reef. The Announcement would Release on the Saturday after the Jammerpocolypse Demo.
A Secret Shop has items based on Nintendo Property, with the exception of the first shop. (We'll get to that later.) It has a stone statue of Mysterious Characters in different poses according to the Property in the center of the room an a giant stone pedestal.
A Secret shop usually has: 12 Clothing items, 2 Sets of 5 Special Armor Pieces, and 2 Weapon Items. Along with 12 Den Items, and 12 Purchasable Music Tracks, all of which relating to the respective Nintendo Property.
JAMAA SECRETS SHOP
The First Shop is the Jamaa Secrets Shop, Which released with Weapons Plus. This is the only shop not relating to a Nintendo Property, as it is based on Animal Jam itself.
The Shop is Found by going under the Alpha Headquarters, via the river.
The Shop has a Statue of the Mysterious Warrior Wielding an Alpha Sword, and wearing Alpha Armor, while preforming a Spin-Attack on 3 Phantoms.
-Alpha Armor Replica Set Similar to actual Alpha Armor, but it has a White and Light Gray color scheme, instead of the actual Alpha Armor's Light Blue and Cerulean color scheme. This set includes an Alpha Sword Replica, sharing the color scheme of the Replica set. The Sword only does 25 Damage instead of 1-Hit KOs. The Set only has one Color, and Cost the same amount of diamonds as Alpha HQ Armor. The Sword costs 4 Diamonds, and has no special effect, outside of having the same animation as the regular Alpha Sword.
-Mecha Armor Set This set is Based on the Unreleased Wolf Mecha Den Items. It is metallic in design, and comes in Blue, Red, Light Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink, and White. These change the light color coming from markings on the armor. It costs the same as the Alpha Armor Replica Set. This set includes the Mecha Saber, resembling a Katana, it has Glowing markings throughout the Sword's blade, and parts of the hilt. It comes in the same colors as the armor. and costs 3 Diamonds. The Sword Does 40 Damage, and will shoot off a laser beam after attacking.
Basket O' Boomseeds: A basket of boomseeds. It's full of tons and tons of boomseeds. Basket colors include: Light Brown, Brown, Very Dark Purple, and Beige. This item (if in your den) will cause you to have infinite boomseeds, causing you to defeat phantoms easily! Goodbye chomper plants! Costs 1,500 gems.
Nature And Phantom set: Comes with Nature Sofa, Nature Table, Nature Lamp and Nature Window. The phantom part is: Phantom Goop Pool, Phantom TV, Phantom Chair (4) and Phantom Master Bed. This set costs 10 diamonds.
-Juice Hut Jam (Juice Hut Music) Cost: 300 Gems
-Hot Cocoa Chorus (Hot Cocoa Hut Music) Cost: 300 Gems
-Art Studio Serenade (Art Studio Music) Cost: 300 Gems
-Stargazing Mysteries (Mystery Emporium Music) Cost: 300 Gems
-Bitter Sweets Collection (All Tracks from Bitter Sweets) Cost: 5 Diamonds
-Present Pandemonium (Jamaaliday Rescue Music) Cost: 1 Diamond
-The Adventure Begins Collection (Training Grounds, ROTP, Bunny Burrow, The Phantom Portal, Portal Cave, Meet Cosmo Overworld.) Cost: 5 Diamonds
-In the Darkness (Hive Music) Cost: 1 Diamond
-Inferno Collection (Greely's Inferno Mountain Climb, Inside the Volcano, Volcano King Theme, Volcano Aftermath, The Phantom Vortex, Vortex Kings.) Cost: 5 Diamonds
-The Phantom Badlands (Phantom Badlands Music) Cost: 1 Diamond
-Ancients Collection (Trial Grounds, Glow Moth Melody, Ancient City Ruins, River Escort, Ambush!) Cost: 5 Diamonds
-Adventure Complete! (Adventure End Portal Music) Cost: 1 Diamond