This week, Sulake celebrated Habbo’s biggest landmark yet. On Thursday, it was announced that 200 million users worldwide have signed up to play on Habbo Hotel.
In the first week of January, the 200th million Habbo was said to be created somewhere in the United States. Exactly who this Habbo is remains a mystery – but surely they deserve some kind of amazing badge!?
Since it first began in Finland back in 2000, Habbo has become one of the world’s most popular virtual community amongst teens, with people from over 150 countries logging on every single day. Back in June 2008 they reached 100 million registrations, so the two and a half years it took to add the second 100 million onto the total up against the 8 years it took to get the first shows just how much Habbo is growing.
Last year, was not only Habbo’s 10th anniversary of existence, but also the most successful year for the hotel, with around 42 million unique visitors logging in, over a fifth of the characters ever created, spending a massive total of 400 hours on line between them.
Timo Soininen, CEO of Sulake was overwhelmed with the news, stating: “It’s been a wonderful journey to see Habbo Hotel grow during the past 10 years from a small Finland-based virtual community to a service reaching millions of users every month worldwide. Celebrating 200 million registrations is truly a milestone for us. The fast, continuous development of Habbo Hotel has enabled us to make quick changes and create new features according to our users’ needs. We are excited to reveal many fresh and exciting features and improvements in 2011.”
I’m sure me and the other 199,999,999 Habbos are pretty excited too!
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Yes! You guessed it. We are talking about the VIP. As a member you can get your hands on the ultimate fashion accessories, the most sought-after clothes and so much more room for friends in your list. It your time to tell Habbo what you like the best about it… don’t be shy!
You don’t even have to be a member to get involved in this particular competition, so why not… you have got nothing to lose. If you have a great sense of creativity, then this is the competition for you. Make sure you think long & hard about your favourite features that are included in a VIP package. In order to get involved, all you have to do is follow the instructions below:
– Once you have an idea, go to your room and think of the best way to portray your ideas.
– Take a screenshot of the concept in your room and attach it to an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– The subject line must read: “I Heart VIP“
– You should include a brief description about your entry (Try to impress with your description as well!)
– Include your Habbo name and the names of five of your friends!
12 of the winning entrants will find themselves with some prizes, consisting of a Gold Duck Trophy, signed by staff and a VIP Furni Pack which includes a VIP Vase, a Bling leather sofa and a Champagne tower. You may now be wondering why they require the names of five friends… well…
Each of your five friends will receive 1 month free VIP! Now that is a real nice belated Christmas Present. So get yourself involved right now. Entries will be closed on Monday January 17th @ 7am EST. For more info about this, click here.
What is your most favourite thing about VIP? Write a short description below.
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How many Habbos have you signed up over your career? I bet we all have a number of different accounts that have been left alone for a long time. I would imagine some people are unable to even recall the names of those characters. But don’t worry, Habbo have been working hard once again to help!
When you log in, you will have noticed a fair amount of time ago that your other accounts show up. You simply press play next to that character and you are free to wonder the hotel. However, over the past few weeks, some people may have noticed a number of new names appearing in the box, which are unable to be taken into the hotel. Of course, there is a valid reason for this, it is simply your Lost Habbo.
Basically, those accounts you see are of the same email address as your Habbo ID, but that you have not yet added to your account. So in order to use them, you must link them with your account, and once that has occurred, you will find that those new characters will be ready to enter the hotel. In order to link them to your account, try this:
– If you have already verified the email address of your lost Habbo, simply click “Add Character” and the Habbo will be ready to enter the hotel.
– If you have not yet verified the email address, you will not be able to use it, although it will still show up. In order to verify the account, click the “Verify Email” button and then check your email inbox. Once you have clicked the verification link found in the email, you must follow the instructions, and then voila… you will be able to use that account.
How many old accounts have you had show up? Let us know below!
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If you are a part of the VIP group on Habbo then you have a lot to see. You are privy to some excellent ranges of clothes, a special set of furni and much more. But of course, nothing is left untouched on Habbo, and everything is expanded. This is the time for the expansion to come!
Be a VIP with me competition holds a number of new and excting features for those that are lucky enough to be a member of the exclusive group. To get yourself involved in this new venture, you have to do a few things, but as ever they are really simple, so read carefully & follow the instructions.
- Create a room using a VIP or HC room layout with VIP/HC furni. You can add other furni as well.
- Invite five of your best friends to the room, take a screenshot & send it to: email@example.com
- Send Habbo an email with the Subject “VIP with me” along with your Habbo name and the names of your 5 friends.
The whole point of this new cool idea is to bring others into the VIP world. So if you are selected as a winner, you and your five friends will be receiving 1 month of VIP! Now isn’t that exciting! If you are the room owner, you will also receive a VIP furni pack, including a VIP Vase, a Bling leather sofa and a Champagne tower.
Much more is available to you! To find out more info, click here to view the original article!
Will you be helping out your friends? Invite those that want VIP & give them an excellent belated Christmas Present!
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a… rubber duck… Happy Rubber Duckie Day!
Today is not just any ordinary day, oh no. Today is one of the utmost important days EVER! Okay, maybe I exaggerated a little bit, but it is true that the rubber duck has become one of the most iconic items of Habbo furni there is. No, seriously.
It was certainly my first piece of furni I ever bought (who could resist for just one credit?) and I’m sure it was the first for many of you too. And today, January 13th, is officially International Rubber Duck Day, so it would seem inappropriate and ignorant not to celebrate our legendary bath tub buddies!
Tonight is going to be a night full of duck-related festivities. I’m not sure how that will go down, but, hey! It’s all up to you. Time to whip out all of your duckies from storage and put them on show in your room for the occasion. Tag your room with the word ‘duckie‘ to show it on the Navigator, and no doubt you will have people swimming in. If you’re running short of duckies, or you simply don’t have any, then YOU SHOULD BE ARRESTED! Sorry, I mean, ALL of the ducks ever released are available in the catalog just for this weekend.
In addition to this, Habbo are giving away several surprise ducks in a teeny weeny competition, where all you have to do is pop your favourite memory of Habbo duckies and you could be receiving a rubbery little friend for free! You could also be in the chance with getting your hands on a Duck Trophy if your memory is really good… Click here, scroll down, and get your entries in before Monday!
I didn’t even know there was such thing as International Rubber Duck Day! Whoever invented it is a genius and deserves a medal. Or should I say, a Duck Trophy…
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