The concept of habbo hotel had the potential to be an exciting new way to interact and chat with others. While this is just about still possible unfortunately the site is now completely infested with kids who havent yet grown any 'curlies'.
This was always going to happen given the original design and the continual tweaking of the site to appeal to this audience. However if you think you could bare being in the company of 10-16 year olds in the faint hope of meeting someone a like age and mind you'll probably quit the site after you've discovered habbo culture.
Habbo culture today is pretty much centred around the site owners money making scheme that these impressionable little sobs are all too happy to invest into. By parting with their pocket money/phone credit the kids can buy virtual 'furni' furniture to decorate and personalise a blank room of their own. This has now completely gotten out of hand, inane kids spend their time either swapping 'furni', scamming naive people into giving them access to their accounts and thus access to their furni/credits, or setting up virtual job agencies.
The net result of all this is a chatroom clogged with habbos shouting out adverts to join job agencies/go to someones room/swap furni/scam/beg people for free furni and so forth, these are all scrolled (repeated quickly many times) so you havent got much of a chance to actually chat should you want to.
All in all habbo hotel is for kids and kiddy fiddlers, preferably with some disposable income.
1) The People
People who chat are called habbos habbos have a variety of ways to piss you off. Flooding is where you advertise room such as "mafias" competitions and other bullshit scams. This sad 12 year old is randomly running through "rooms" annoying people because some random guy told him he would be given furni. Mission completed this habbo (now known as Habbodude) goes back to the room he was advertising for his furni pickup. The employer kicks him from his room. Now habbodude gets angry so runs through the room shouting "OMFG Bobbaing Pay Me u Bobba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ugh how annoying
2) The language Filter
Next we have the language filter. With the hotel being a site for younger people the managers are highly against swearing inside the hotel. Understandable. But theres 2 things wrong. The word that is used to substitute said curse word is bobba. how originaly annoying. Habbo hobba bobba, see the pattern here? everytime i see that word it makes me go crazy! Secondly, the language filter is RELENTLESS! it will block the cuss word even if its part of a word. Eg. embarASSed changes to embarbobbaed leading to the author to think of a new word. it will work with anything, i used to have lots of examples but i cant think of any off the top of my head now.
3) The Hobbas (The fuzz)
The hobbas are the hotel moderators. They randomly visit rooms so newbies can gather around them and shout "OMFG j00 R T3h H0bBA!!!!!1" over and over and over! excuse me but they dont do anything. The hobbas application requires that you are over 18 (People who are on this site when they are 18 need friends or alchohol) Have been registered to the chatroom for 12 weeks. Log in more than 200 times (yea, now you are responsible) and to obey the "habbo way" which no-one reads anyway so is a bit pointless. The real way they select hobbas is how much money they have donated to habbo through furni and if they are in the "habbo club." I have yet to see a hobbas with no furni or not in the habbo club!
4) The Extortion
The peer pressure to get furni on habbo is astounding. I was bullied into buying an entire room within the first week i had registered. heres a script
Habbo-Dude: its sort of busy here do you have a room?
Habbo-Dude: you n00b! i dont want to talk to you! *walks off
Habbo-Guy: What just happened?
*everyone else in the room leaves
*Message From A Hobba
You have been banned for 5 hours for not having a room
Well thats habbo hotel for you - if your 11 years old and you want to check it out be my guest but in the end you WILL end up starting a crusade to bring it down (like myself )
Goodluck and goodbye
www.habbohotel.co.uk - British version (better version)
Little people that look like legos run around talking to each other in virtual rooms that they can make themself. Highly addicting. Not worth spending money on, but you can meet some interesting people if you look hard enough. You gotta look hard though. And then theres the dramatic ones that take everything super serious.
Try not to get sucked in so much that you foget to eat though, that could be devistating.
Habbo2: omg! ok!
Habbo 1: This isn't working out
Habbo 2: I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU! WHY ARE YOU BREAKING MY HEART?
Habbod00d: I lost 50 pounds and 12 inches off my waist by switching to habbo!
Great if you are a loner/rich as hell/all of the above.