Firstly I would just like to say that all of those people who have been putting down Habbo Hotel really must think what they put before they go slandering it. Yes there are reasons for everything which I will explain below:
Yes its to stop people swearing. There are alot of young kids who use the site and putting words like "fuck" and "cyber" are truly inapropriate. This place is a very fun place for the youngsters and blocking swearing is a way to make the site more pleasant.
Some people say that the only rooms you find on Habbo Hotel are just Beauty Contest/Mafia/Falling Furni etc. One thing. This is what other people have made, not the hotel. If they want a beauty contest its up to them. OK, what about fan-based rooms (like music groups etc)? or even counciling rooms? because of the nature and design of the hotel its ideal for people to go for help anonymously in a friendly, non exposing way. Rooms are started off blank because then people can design them themselves. It gives the kids something to be proud of when they show their mates that they've made hundreds of friends on Habbo because of their own room.
Yes credits are a lil bit expensive. But if they were free furni would lose its value and so people will lose interest. It gives youngsters something to spend their money on, and look forward to when they get it. Also club members get extra furniture like rare stuff, which is enough to make any regular habbo happy.
Yes they do exist, just like on other chat rooms. But thats the whole point of the habbo way. Just dont give out your personal details. Simple.
Unusual word filtering:
Yet againt that happens. Thats just because some people have got wise to the filter. So instead of writing "fuck" they write "fuk" and think they can get away with it. But words like "essex" are blocked because they filter the word like: *****s**e**x**** so any gaps are treated part of the word. so the swearing is curbed. Thats a pretty good idea I think.
No they're not stuck up, if you keep out of trouble and dont cause it then you shouldnt even need to meet one, let alone get banned. Oh and they dont use false ages because they check with "Interactive Age Check" authorities.
And anyway, you think Habbo is bad? they have thousands of people online on there each day, and operate in 9 or so countries. If it was crap you really think they'd be this sucessful? Hmm, I don't think so.
Dont be put off by all the bad rumours, like any chat room, if you stay safe then there shouldnt be a problem.
There i no example to show. Just take care and you'll see how wrong some people really are.
It is a virtual hotel that gets you sucked in and makes you buy fake furniture and makes you spend over $100 on fake furniture. This place really sucks.
Habbo Hotel is a place that sucks you in to buying fake furniture
An orange building with an incredebly large amount of rooms inside which include beauty contest, races, mafias, rare trade rooms, and gay bars. Although there is over 7000 people in the hotel usually, there are 2 cars in the parking lot.
Offer me 8 hc sofas for my throne!
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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.
Habbo hotel is where 11 - 16 year old kids hang out on the internet. its a pretty cool chat when your younger but as you stay on it more you realise how horrible it actually is:more...
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.
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.
Habbo1: Will you marry me?
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!
A virtual hotel used for chatting to and meeting other people on the internet
A hotel which, despite having 7000 peopel online at a time, still only has two cars in the car park. It's a pixellated hotel, you have your own avatar called a habbo and you walk around talking to people. Most of the rooms are; beauty contests, trade rooms, race rooms, beauty salons and mafias. The moderators are called Hobbas and the majority of them have their heads jammed firmly up their arses. Censor words that aren't even rude, such as "mouseindustries", "sonicmouse" and "freewebs" for no apparent reason. Teenagers buy ridiculously overpriced fake furniture for their fake rooms with real money. They charge you £2.50 per blinking month so you can wear special clothes that everyone else who's stupid enough to waste money on Habbo Club is wearing.
Great if you are a loner/rich as hell/all of the above.