I interviewed the new Events Department Manager (Meanies)! Click ‘Read More and Comment’ to see the questions that were asked and the answers he gave!
Q. = Question I asked
A. = Answer he gave
Q. When did you first join Habbox?
A. Way back in 2005 after a few years of lurking around as a guest
Q. How did you feel when you first heard/read that you had gotten the management position?
A. Well this time round it wasn’t too much of a surprise as I knew the previous manager had been thinking about leaving for a while but it’s good to be back in there after a bit of a break. Back last year when I became manager it was a bit more of a surprise as I thought other apps would have been much better but that is when myself and Richie were managers, until he left a few days later!
Q. If you didn’t get the position is there a different department you would’ve liked to be manager of?
A. The only other department I’ve ever really had an interest in is content so I guess I’ll have to say that one as I originally worked my way up from trialist to AGM (Assistant General Manager) a few moons ago
Q. Is there any information you can leak of things coming in the Events Department?
A. If you’d have asked me this a week or so ago, then it would have been much more interesting as we have just launched the new Habbox Raffle which is now offering more than ever with 5 winners each month and a top prize of 75 credits thanks to the 4 community departments pulling together. At the moment though, we are aiming to get Weekly Events up and running again with one for each day of the week.
Q. What was your first port of call when you got the position?
A. The number one thing right now is increasing the staff numbers in the department as it is very low at the minute. To aid this we have now reduced the weekly minimum down to just 1 event per week which should make people feel more comfortable, though they are of course encouraged to host above and beyond this!
Q. How did you feel when I approached you for an interview?
A. In all honesty it was just one of those things you say ‘ermmm okay’ to at the time. When you asked I was busy baking flapjacks for a bake off competition we are doing at work so was a little distracted!
Q. What are your views for the Events Department in the future?
A. With a little (or a lot) hard work the department will be able to thrive again, the difficulty with the Events Team is trying to get staff to join and when they do, they never seem to stick around for long! We’ve also tried to target this issue and get staff to stay for longer by launching an all new rewards scheme for staff which offers credits, reputation, tokens, raffle tickets and even VIP based on how their performance has been over the week. Hopefully before too long we will be seeing 30+ events a week again like it was the last time I was manager!
Q. Last, but not least, if there is a reader wanting to join the Events Department, how do they go about doing that?
A. It’s a very simple process and requires sending a PM to HabboxEvents with their application, details of which can be found here. There are only 5 sections to fill in which is all the info we need, our main judgement is based on the choice of events and how well they have been described to us. We look for this to be written as if they are explaining to a brand new user how the game works so all bases should be covered. While it is preferred for people applying to have their own events room, it isn’t a requirement as any of my events rooms are available to host in and I will soon be setting up a general purpose events room for anyone without a room to host in!
I would like to thank Meanies for agreeing to do this interview for us!