The Growth and Success of the AUSIA Community

KLONDIKE, CP Army Hub Headquarters – Over the course of the past few years, there’s been a significant growth in the number of AUSIA events and divisions within several armies, big and small.

Recently, armies have switched up their event schedules to make their events accessible to every time zone. For many armies, this isn’t a new addition to schedules. In major armies, such as the Rebel Penguin Federation, Help Force, the Army of Club Penguin, and many others, AUSIA event sizes have skyrocketed as they grow. Some AUSIA events held by these armies have hit 70+ penguins!

Dark Warriors AUSIA training event on 6/22

Smaller armies have had success with AUSIA operations as well, like the Fighter Pilots with sizes of 18+, the Red Ravagers with 10+, and the Golden Troops with 11+. In several army servers, there are separate channels for AUSIA events, which might have to do with the increasing popularity of these events.

Fighter Pilots AUSIA event

CP Army Hub was able to get ahold of Dark Warriors Supreme Commander Megann, creator of the DW AUSIA division, and interview her on her thoughts about AUSIA’s growth.

First off, How do you think AUSIA growth/representation have changed since you first joined DW?

When I first joined DW in December 2019, there wasn’t an AUSIA division. I had to wake up at 3/4am for every event if I wanted to participate in our battles or trainings. When we first reopened DW back in March, we decided that we weren’t big enough for an AUSIA division yet, so we waited until we could grow a bit larger as an army. When we were finally back up in size and Freezie allowed me to open up an AUSIA division and we had our first event on April 3rd, 2020. We managed to max 53 troops at our event and our numbers kept on gradually getting higher–we had a few events that maxed 90. Of course, that was during quarantine and when CPO was thriving as a major CPPS so it’s no wonder that our division was doing so well. Right now, our numbers have slumped a bit, due to people going back to their normal lives but we are still up there consistently maxing sizes of 35-40+. We are still constantly growing, and I definitely see our AUSIA division going back up once we find a safe and stable CPPS that works for us and our army. We started off with nothing, but through hard-work and perseverance as a whole community we all kept this AUSIA division up and running and I couldn’t be more proud.

Wow, that’s incredible! How do you think you will try to keep event attendance up as people are returning to their normal lives?

We’ve got a really dedicated team of HCOM and staff that work around the clock recruiting and bringing more members into DW. I’m extremely grateful to be able to work with such an amazing group of people that care so much about the army. We also try to do a lot of fun activities that help get new recruits get engaged within our community– a lot of time time armies can be quite dull or boring because it’s just events events events, so to keep things fun, we host game nights, movie nights, karaoke nights and more! It’s helps us bond better with one another and create an overall friendlier environment for all our members.

That sounds like an amazing plan! Finally, do you have any advice for armies that are trying to boost their AUSIA attendance?

I think that it’s really important to find the time to recruit during AUSIA hours and to have a consistent schedule for planning AUSIA events throughout the week. People have joined DW because our AUSIA division is not only strong, it’s very active. Growing an AUSIA is difficult, but if you keep pushing for positivity and activity, then things will eventually turn up :slight_smile:

With any luck, AUSIA event sizes will continue to grow as the CPAH community grows. Maybe they could even rival EU and US event sizes! Only time will tell.

What do YOU think about the growth in AUSIA over the history of CPAH? Lets us know in the comment section below!

Rosiee

CP Army Hub Reporter Trainee

Cassie

CP Army Hub Editor-in-Chief

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