This month we’ll be updating you all on the many events we’ve held throughout the month, so if you weren’t around, make sure to read about what you missed! We will not only look at what events we end last month, but you’ll also get a sneak peak into what BIG EVENT will be held THIS month! We also have this month’s Staff of the Month winners, an interview with a member of the Habbox community who has been with us for TWELVE years, puzzles, and so much more…
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(and management changes)
This month has been a popular month for anniversaries, with Despect reaching one year since he was promoted to Assistant General Manager (Community) on September 18, me reaching my one year as Assistant General Manager (Content) on September 21, and DJ_Shadow also reaching his one year as Rare Values Manager on September 21. However, taking the crown is FlyingJesus who reached the two-year mark on September 1 as Events Manager!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all exciting news this month as we sadly saw the resignation of both our Help Desk Management: Sloths and Tupoxi. After Sloths having been in management for one year and six months, and Tupoxi as her assistant for six months, I’m sure the department will be strange without them! However, there were some positive management changes, with James being promoted to Assistant Competitions Manager, and Nic01e and LidyaWillows being appointed our new Recruitment Management!
After a long break, this month we’re bringing back our Staff of the Month award! Each month our department managers will send us a nomination for their departments, and General Management will discuss who is most deserving. There will be up to three winners each month who will be awarded for their efforts! Without further ado, here are the winners for this month:
- For organising popular games tournament AND bakeoff, two massive comps this month!
- For being a great addition to the Events Department since joining. Lidya always goes above and beyond to help out everyone at Habbox, she is very active and participates in almost everything!
Unfortunately not all nominations can win a prize, but we do have some honourable mentions to share too!
Codi (Confusable) and ThccIsBack
- While these are new members of the team, it would be outrageous to not mention them as their contribution over the last few weeks since they joined has been amazing! Events and Content (in that order) are lucky to have them and we see good things in their future.
Room Builders Team
- Our event this month is one of the most ambitious we’ve ever held! We’ve had some fantastic feedback. We’d like to specifically thank David who created an insane THIRTEEN rooms for the event and tested them all out by setting up a guide. Also to two builders: Ben, who has literally been working the extra, extraaaa mile in the department and has helped out the other builders so much with their furniture and wiring, and Ozad for always being so reliable and passionate. We’ve seen him up his game a lot since he joined and looking forward to what’s next!
One of the things we’re really keen to do in the Forum department is to put together some more forum events and mini-games over a few days or a long weekend. As it was Fashion Week coming up shortly after Laura took back over, she hit up the lovely forum team and Yellowbelli and the forum and comps departments banded together for our first themed weekend! With a whole fun forum long weekend of double tokens, special icons, competitions and several hours of events on the client and the radio all for fab Habbo clothing!
We had loads of people take part over the different types of events with 4 big prize winners (congrats to lucyecc, RuthOnToast, FlyingJesus and Ekelektra) overall. It was a great success – even though the Project Runway and Cozzie Change events didn’t quite go to plan!
We’ll have another one soon.. comment with your theme ideas!
THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
This year’s HabboxStarz followed a musical theme, and all entrants were required to enter the contest with a song from a musical, or with any act that focused on musicals. Having received ten entries, all clips were played live on air during the three-hour show on September 30, where listeners were later given a chance to vote for their favourites to win! The first place winner won a whopping 300 Credits, with second place winning 150 Credits and third place winning 100 Credits. In case you missed the show, all entries can be found here.
Congratulations to our three winners! Their names and entry can be found below.
1st place: Samanfa
2nd place: LidyaWillows
3rd place: fryingpan!!!
There are two BIG events happening very soon brought to you by the General Management team. However, this month we’ll be giving you a little more information about only one…
“We all remember Frank from the welcome lounge, don’t we? Did we know that he was a bad Habbo and got sent to prison? No? Well, Frank was sent to HMP Mammoth where he was on death row. When he was punished for his crimes his spirit didn’t pass over. Many paranormal investigations into the prison have been done, none have come out alive. It’s now Habbox’ turn. Will we come out alive or suffer the same fate as the rest? Join us for our prison-themed Halloween event to find out!”
Did someone say something silly? Screenshot it and send it in by clicking here. Be careful what you say or you could end up here next month!
A brand new set of songs for this month’s Top 10 list, apart from three songs that have made another appearance!
10th – Charlie Puth – How Long
How Long was released in October 2017, making it just a year old. It only ever reached number 9 in the UK charts, although it sold 400,000 copies within a year of it being released.
9th – Selena Gomez feat. Marshmello – Wolves
Released in October of 2017, also makes this song a year old. Reaching a high number of 2 in the UK charts, selling 400,000 in the UK alone.
8th – George Ezra – Budapest
Budapest was released in December of 2013, making it nearly 5 years old. Really doesn’t seem like it, does it? Anyway, reaching a great 3 in the UK charts and selling 1,800,000 in the UK alone.
7th – Queen – I Want To Break Free
Queen, our Radio Managers favourite band! I Want To Break Free was released in April of 1984 makes it over 34 years old and it’s still going strong! Only reaching level 3 in the UK charts.
6th – Linkin Park – In The End
In The End was released in October 2001, making it 17 years old, younger than me! Only reaching number 8 in the UK charts. But selling 618,000 in singles, reaching the Platinum certificate.
5th – Little Mix – Shout Out to My Ex
Shout Out To My Ex was released back in October 2016, making it only 2 years old this year. Reaching an impressive FIRST in the UK charts and selling 1,200,000 copies, which have gained them a 2× Platinum certificate for their troubles.
4th – George Ezra – Shotgun
Shotgun is one of George’s new songs, only being released in May 2018, making it only 5 months old. So far, alongside Little Mix, has reached a whopping FIRST in the UK charts so far, selling 600,000 in the UK alone. This is the third time this song has made an appearance on the list, only dropping one place since last month’s list.
3rd – Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
No Tears Left To Cry is one of Ariana’s new songs, only being released in April 2018, making it a child with only being 6 months old. Reaching second in the UK charts and selling 600,000 copies, giving her Platinum status.
2nd – Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Katy released I Kissed A Girl back in April of 2008, making it only 10 years old. Reaching the FIRST position in the UK charts, selling 706,000 copies and reaching a Platinum status for all that, ain’t bad ey? This song has dropped one place since it’s #1 placing on last month’s list!
Here is the most played song throughout the month of September here at HabboxLive…
1st – Spice Girls – Wannabe
Spice Girls released Wannabe in July of 1996, reaching the highest number of FIRST in the UK charts and selling 1,385,211 copies of Wannabe in the UK, giving them a title of 2× Platinum selling artists on this song alone. This song was placed at #2 in last month’s list!
Well, that brings us to the end of September’s most played songs on Habbox.com. See you next month!
September has come and gone for another year, to celebrate let’s reminisce about the other Septembers in Habbo’s history…
The hotel may have been created last month, but in September 2000 it was all official and open to everyone.
A new way of buying Credits… the landline phone! For a 50p call, you would get 5 Credits.
Britney Spears visited the hotel probably to promote her third album – Britney.
Habbo USA opened the next year and was the third English speaking hotel.
The Gold Trophy was only given out by Staff as a prize so of course, everyone tried to get one when it was accidentally released into the Habbo USA catalogue for a few minutes on September 29.
The classic Iced furniture range was first released. It has been recoloured many, many time since.
Habbos had nowhere to hide with the introduction of the stalk feature. Maybe they could hide on the newest hotel, Habbo Russia.
More achievements were added and to show them off the badge area was expanded to show six instead of one badge at a time.
Everyone who asked for Battle Ball to come back had their requests heard with the introduction of Battle Banzai, a revamped version that users could create and host themselves.
German-speaking Habbos could use it as an icebreaker to meet new users when Habbo Switzerland and Germany merged.
Lots of rare versions of pets were up for sale: including the Golden Dragon, Pink Spectre Spider and Blue Disco Lion. Or, if you wanted a monkey instead you could get one with the new Lost Monkey app.
To celebrate going back to school the golden_apple name Limited Edition Rare was released. Yep, that’s what it’s called and the name still has not been fixed.
Running with the back to school theme like last year, the Dorm range was released. Habbos could make their own University dorms, or buy them pre-made by getting the four Habbo Main Street Bundles.
Probably the most expensive Room Bundle ever was released: the Habbo Crown Jewels Bundle which sold for 4,350 Credits and 435 Diamonds. It was so exclusive users could only buy it once – if you could afford it in the first place!
Everyone who still wanted classic Battle Ball to come back had their requests heard again with the release of five different Battle Ball Bundles that were based on the classic Battle Ball lobbies.
September’s always been a strange month for Habbo – kids are going back to school, the summer’s over, and usually, things start to wind down for a while before gearing back up for Christmas, HOWEVER! We do have some fantastic things in the history books to celebrate in this fantastic month…
Firstly, September 2008 (10 years ago!) we won the award for Best Overall Favourite Fansite, as well as awards for news, features and forum!
In 2012, a forum staple was brought in! The “Who Has Read This Thread” feature is only 6 years old – can you believe it?
In 2016, a little event I like to call postageddon happened… we LOST 2 months of posts! (link here) The database got corrupted and we lost all our post and thread data over the previous months… including all of 2016’s HxSS! 🙁
In more recent and happier news, congratulations to Sho and Despect who both celebrated their AGM-iversary last month. It’s been a great year 😀
This month we’ll be shining the spotlight on our Events Manager, FlyingJesus, who has now been managing the department for a whopping TWO YEARS!
Hey Tom! Two years is a long time to stay in a management position. Did you expect to still be in the role in two years’ time when you were promoted?
Absolutely yes, there has never been any doubt about my ability to remain static for long periods of time.
The Events department has seen managers come and go for the last few years, with a new management team put in place every few months. What has kept you motivated enough to stay this long?
Support from other staff tbh. I won’t pretend to have always gotten along with everyone but we’re mostly pretty good at bouncing off each other’s energy. It also helps a lot that I personally have more faith in the current AGM team than any in my long history at Habbox, so it’s not a chore to do what I do.
Tell me a bit about your Habbox history! Have you had any previous staff positions before joining Events in 2016?
You know I have because this would be a RUBBISH question otherwise. But yes, back in 2008 I joined the Articles staff and also took on the role of Community Support Manager, before telling nvrspk4 (the GM at the time) that both of these departments should be shut down and merged with others… which he did. The only time he ever listened to my advice I’m sure but there you go. Anyway, Articles returned a few years later and I am currently manager of that department as well as Events right now *+*+*+ so talented and humble.
Twelve years is a long time to dedicate to a fansite, what’s your favourite thing about Habbox? Is there anything you dislike?
My favourite thing is rep and my least favourite thing is likes ;|||| nah the best thing about Hx is the community definitely, it’s been up and down a lot over the years but right now it’s friendlier than ever – possibly because we’re all too old to bother fighting now 😛
What do you do with yourself when you’re not online managing two departments?
Crikey that’s a bit personal. I mean yes I do enjoy a good long wa………lk but I don’t go around shouting about it.
Regardless of whether or not it’s possible if you could create any real-life game on Habbo to host, what would you create?
This dude keeps asking me to make Guess Who which would be hilarious but omf so much work to make it actually playable, and then explaining the rules to noobs like Ruth-On-Toast would be insane.
One more question for you. In one sentence, how would you sum up the Events department? Why should people sign up?
I like bees and also I guess we have a good reward system which is nice too.
The Competition Department brings you another two chances to win 20 Credits this month. However, we’ll start off by announcing the winners of last month’s competitions! The answer to last month’s I Spy competition was the Pig Plushy and the winner was Ozad! The winner of the Riddle competition was habbo-atilla! Congratulations you two, contact Shonly on Habbo to receive your prize! Now, let’s move on to this month’s competitions…
The first competition asks you to guess what item I’m looking at in the image below using the clue below. Once you think you have figured it out, comment on this article with your guess!
“I spy with my little eye something that is hot.”
Note: your guess doesn’t have to be unique, a random correct entry will be chosen!
The second competition tests your knowledge of Habbox Badges. The competition asks you to tell us what year the Habbox Badge below was available on Habbo! Submit your entry via this form HERE. Remember to select Competitions in the drop-down menu before submitting (a text box will appear upon selecting Competitions in the tab, use this to write your answers!). If you’re not sure, take a guess!