Animal Jam Beta Days

What are the Beta Days?

‘Beta’ is a term commonly used to describe the early stages of when Animal Jam was still a new site. It’s estimated to be about the time period between when the site first launched and around one and a half years after. (September 10th 2010-Around 2011/2012)

It was considered to be a Golden Age for Animal Jam due to the lack of Scamming, Trolls and Bullying. Membership was a fairly new concept at the very beginning, so not many Jammers were bullied for not being a Member. ‘Membered’ Items didn’t even come out until much later in the Beta Period.

The Beta Period was also home to many now Beta Items. Items such as Blue/Orange Mat, Cami’s Frog, Top Hats, and Masks, were all one of the first items from this time that are no longer in stores today. That may or may not chance depending on Animal Jam’s administrators. These items are now worth a lot in trade, due to the fact that you can no longer get them. A few items, although they are considered Beta, are not considered to be worth as much during trade because of its unpopularity or it’s excess.

Differences from Today

One of the biggest differences that the Beta Days were so well known for was its rustic design. The icons, animals, dens, and the entire world was not as high quality or as detailed designed as the things we see today.

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As you can see, the den for Non-Members was much larger, and had more of a tan color scheme compared to the bright, sunny, and livelier den we have today, although the Beta Den was much larger, consisting of several floors.

At the very beginning of the Beta Days, many Member Items we now see today are for Non-Members!

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Items were also not as well designed or colored as they are today, so its shape and graphics aren’t as modern as we see in stores today.

People also claim that in the Beta Days, scamming and Non-Member Bullying wasn’t as much of a problem. This concept is debatable, but it is for certain that all items were, at one point in time, made for all Jammers to enjoy.

The entire Jamaa Map is different as well, consisting of less areas to explore.

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As you can see, many parts of Today’s Jamaa are missing, such as Mt. Shiveer, Appondale, and the entire Ocean! There were also less stores and games. Places such as Epic Wonders, The Diamond Shop, and even The Pillow Room weren’t created until later on.

Saying Goodbye

The fun Beta Times couldn’t last forever. After all, Beta just means a trial to test out a new thing. Eventually, Animal Jam was shaped by both it’s Administrators and it’s players to be the great game we know of today.

The Beta Testers didn’t leave empty-handed though! All Beta Testers got an entire month of Free Membership!

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These are the Animal Jam Beta Days. We had fun times, good times, and trying times. The important thing is to not let the old memories keep us back from making new ones. We need to remember the good times and create even more in more unfamiliar territory. It may never be the same as the previous years, but who knows? If we try hard enough, maybe Animal Jam will become even more of a fun place!

89 Comments
  1. i wanna go in the beta days right guys.

  2. i want beta days back plz

  3. for everyone asking people to go to the beta days or teach them how to go to the beta days… you cant go to the beta days, the beta days was the first period of the game only the people that joined the game when it first started are beta players. they were able to buy beta items that are not in stores anymore like camis frog, gecko plushies, rocking horse and more. the only way to get them now is to play the forgotten desert or to trade for them. there is no way someone can just time travel back to the beta days, i myself wish i had started playing animal jam in the beta days but i was too late maybe one day animal jam will bring back some of the old stuff, i wish they bring back the old den though. so yea hope this helps anyone

  4. Hello, I really want beta days to come back because I really want Vallet set, flower crown, genie set, other color samurai swords, beta den items, vintage outfits and robot set! Please bring them back I” m being you! Ps. My user is SUPERLIONMAN5 if u want to buddy me. Ps. I”m a girl!

  5. Please give me some items on animal jam i am jammer72lr0

  6. i really want to see beta days, i went to way back machine but it crashed. i wanna see it again another way. got any suggestions?

  7. EVERYONE NON MEMBERS WERE GETTING BETA ITEMS WHEN THEY’RE FIRST STARTING AJ WHICH IS THE STURDY TABLE AND RUG BUT TODAY ITS IN STORES

  8. I whant to see the beta days

    • Same! The beta days seem so cool! Can’t AJHQ make a portal for a few weeks to check out the beta days, but not be able to but anything from it!!?? Also, you taught me a lot about the beta days whoever wrote this! THX!!

  9. I whant rares please spikes beta tails stuff from the beta please!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I am unihorse49 and I really want something good… so plz gift me stuff!!! I really want to go to the beta days but I don’t know how to get there soooooo just go there for me or plz tell me how to get there…

  11. Hello, please, I want to have beta days

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