Feature Sneak Peek: Popular Rooms

Thumbs Up!On Wednesday, in Habbo Finland, a new feature pilot was launched. It’s an add-on to the existing Navigator, and its main raisen d’être is simply to promote rooms that are popular within the Hotel and to help you find good rooms to visit.

The feature is based on super complex algorithms, which include criteria such as event types and room conditions. During the pilot, five categories were used; chat, party, games, pets and collectors – however, the possibility to add more is obviously there. In each category you’ll find ten rooms plus an image of the room owner appearing next to each listing.

This will eventually be released in all Hotels worldwide, however, there is no word yet on when this will happen. The algorithms are still being tweaked and the feature experimented on. Below you’ll see a couple of screenshots from the Finnish Hotel.

Popular Rooms

Screenshots from the Finnish Hotel

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Posted on April 5, 2012, in Features, Sneak Peek and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 99 Comments.

  1. Where is the Ubuntu-font? Do I really have to wait until Illumina is released?

  2. Kleurenprinter

    what happens to the first tab?
    Will you just overwrite it with this?

    • I’m sure it will be configured to fit everything that’s necessary, or changed so that there will be a way to still access the most important featured rooms. It’s still a work in progress :)

      • Kleurenprinter

        Okay :) thank you for replying. I was a little scared :P
        Looks good though :)
        I hope it WILL be good :)

      • Linn you are so pretty!

      • Hey can you put a word in to sulake for me ? .- Habbo DK is shit now Because it takes them three days longer to answer us in help… And sometimes they ignore us so i called in to habbo dk and then!!! a swedish girl took it and i was about to getting unbanned but she couldnt spell my name then i write in the help.- And then another says i will not get unbanned. And someone stoal my habbo once and one says yes i will get him back after giving them info.- but then another thinks my info is too short but i got paper on that she thinks it is okay

  3. Woo, looks great. Hope it will make it easier for people to find the most popular rooms, as long as it’s not rooms where people scam and such. Feel a bit bad for the “unpopular” rooms though… They should also be seen!

    • I hope that with 514, it will be easier for us to deal with Scammers.. And as for the unpopular rooms, it’s always going to be hard to showcase every room fairly, due to the vast amount of rooms we have over all… we’ll see what the tweaking does to this feature :)

      • I understand that one. Can’t make everyone happy, but it’s true that you can and are willing to make it easier for the most of us. Really happy to see how the future is changing habbo, and that big things are finally happening! And I’m very excited to see how the 514 project will change the matter of scammers. And Moderators have to be updated on that one too.

  4. it looks awesome but it’s a bit too crumped up and crowded in the small, old navigator! the navigator needs an overall update + addition of Ubuntu-font.

  5. woow, its so cool (: i’m excited for this change…!

  6. will there be one for arcades/gaming rooms as there are lots of gaming rooms linn?

  7. How about making some automatic wired games? Maybe ask us habbos to make some? Would have been fun with a floor full of wiredgames :)

  8. yes please because we’re one of the largest sections on habbo :P and its annoying searching ‘arcade’ to see which one is the most popular one :)

  9. el que me entienda diga yo te entiendo

  10. in habbo pt/br will too? HUGS!!

  11. @Linn hmm maybe :/ how come you didn’t do the habbo awards this year? Was it because of all the cheating last year? I remember how unfair it was lool got cheated in the finals :( oh well haha i gained furniture from it >:) 5/15 habbo award trophies mwahaha

    • Habbo Awards was always one of those things that everyone wanted, but when we did them, everyone complained that they were unfair, even if we did nominations and votes and Habbos decided everything.. it even got so bad that those that won were harassed which is really sad. Maybe we will do it again someday.. differently! :)

      • yer i agree linn :) i got harassed so badly for losing because im so popular was really hmm moderated badly by smooth :P should’ve protected the losers/winners on their harassment and looekd into more but hopefully better next time :D

  12. Very good I like it!
    linn a question … What the about super Habbos?

  13. I didn’t like the Limited edition Rares… It’s causing major inflation on the other rares!

    • How so? Want to know how it makes any difference at all. Every rare causes major inflation on each other. Making one very rare (that everyone wants) and making one rare less rare since no one really cares about it. Remind me of life… lol

  14. GroveStreetCj:.

    ablo español pongan algo en español no entiendo ni carajo xD

  15. Muy molesto Habbo que siempre tiene que ser novata: @

  16. Wow I didn’t know people in Finland were all gray and featureless. I could imagine filing a missing persons report…

  17. This looks great! I’m looking forward 2 the 514 project!

    Also, I heard that it will be new wired, is that true?

    • There MIGHT be some new Wired on the horizon! :)

      • rapidchrishabbo

        In response to new wired I beg of you to have read my threads I’ve made but just in case you’ve not please take the time to read this! xoxoxox *hugs and kisses*

        Below is a list of new WIRED: Triggers, Conditions & Effects which I think would be an amazing addition!
        Also at the bottom is a note about wired furniture interacting with some but not all furniture.

        Wired Effect: Kick User
        – To be honest, I was surprised when I never seen this at first.
        – Simply kicks the user from the room when triggered.
        – Must be pretty simple to create? – Teleport to … Hotel view. :)

        Wired Condition: Username Matches
        – Pretty basic condition to add in I’d imagine as we already have a similar option with the “Keyword” box.
        – Ability to select up to 5 names?

        Wired Condition: Matches
        – Only habbo’s wearing the selected outfit may trigger an effect.
        – Again, I can think of many rooms this could be used with.

        Wired Condition: is carrying
        – Many games and rooms could use this in such a variety of ways.
        – Would also be grat if there was an option saying “isnt”
        e.g if you aren’t carrying a carrot, you can activate

        Wired Condition: ‘s gender matches
        – Could be integrated into many existing rooms.
        – This could be ‘by-passed’ by simply changing gender. [wanted]

        Wired Trigger: Random Trigger
        – Although a minimum of 2 things would have to be selected / be the “answer” it’d be a great new Trigger I think.
        – For example, user sits on pod and it’s safe, the next person see’s this and think’s its also safe but the random trigger has chosen another pod.
        – Also for “Telephrase” games, it can get boring when they’re always the same answers so if we could put a few alternatives that’d be gooood :)

        Wired Effect: User(s) have rights
        – This would be a cool addition as we could make room’s like – Kick Wars again
        – Also stands on [another wired to slide that wired box off] so only the first person to enter would get rights.

        Wired Condition: User is part of
        – Could be integrated with the new version of in client groups.
        – If is part of then they can trigger whatever effect.

        Wired Condition: All in room
        – This would be a very useful addition as you could manipulate the condition to suit so many different games, events and types of room!

        Wired Effect: As if double clicked …
        – This effect would as it says on the tin, act as if the double-clicked a furniture.
        – Possibly not allowed to be connected to teleports as it’d get abused.

        Wired & Interacting with only some furniture
        – I understand due to ‘dice rigging’ and other reasons Habbo may not have chosen to have make the numbers shown as ‘Furniture States’
        – I have on several times tried creating a certain room which would have to have this possible.
        – It’d be great if Habbo made a new numbered version of the colour wheel sort of?
        – Maybe let the users define the numbers by clicking arrows? (optional if they need rights)
        – Allowing wall items to be changed with wired?
        – What if wired became tradeable BUT never to be sold again? :o

        Thankyou and please consider these!
        xo

        .. wudn’t mind 10 ov eech 4 givin u da idea ‘vo :P

      • Please change the settings into tradeable as well as the expensive prices for wired furni. I do not get it why they are too expensive, because for really good wired rooms you need a ton of them. And spending 500 coins just for wired in one room is absurd. And by the way … the combination of expensive and not tradeable isn’t really user friendly.

        Would like to hear your thoughts on it, Linn.

  18. yo quiero ser vip y 2000 creditos por fador

  19. Will the owner get the staff picks-achievement
    ? It would be really nice to keep that achievement now without staff! :)

  20. Looks good but to be honest, I dislike the idea. Popular rooms already appear at the top of the list so this is basically ignoring the newer rooms which also have potential and won’t give them the chance to be popular because nobody will know about it.

  21. I like the idea to help you find good news HOWEVER I also kind of disagree with this. Popular rooms which are good appear at the top of the list already and are noticeable however with this new feature, you are ignoring the newer rooms which have great potential and creativity and now they won’t be noticed at all unless you have a big friends list and therefore they won’t become as popular. They are just my thoughts though.

    • Wouldn’t say that the newer rooms get invisible for everyone, but I get your point and I agree on some point. However, making the popular rooms more available makes it easier for people to find the room they’re looking for and to find a room where they actually can make friends instead for travelling from room to room with only one or two people in it. Don’t think there is much to say yet, because this is just a pilot test and they will change so it fits for most habbos.

      • @alesso i know its off-topic but are you habbo staff?

        • I think he is just trying to be helpful. :) I would like to have Puffin’s answer to most posts first seeing as she is Staff, and then after having Alessa’s input would be very much appreciated and turn all of our posts on this blog more into a conversation then just a Q&A session. I’m not sure what Puffin has envisioned this blog to be though, which is why I have been holding back.

          • You’re right, I’m pretty much trying to help out and answer to some of the questions that already have been answered a couple of times to ensure everyone get their answer “on time” and because I like to help people. Always been my desire.

            I agree that it’s important that Linn should be the one to answer everyone’s question in the beginning and then come and help so it doesn’t take all of her time on answering people with the same questions as mentioned before. And there are often questions that almost everyone are able to answer anyway :)

  22. Omg I like this : ) Congrats

  23. Hi!

    I really like this idea. It’s nice that you can find popular rooms easily.

    But there is one big disadvantage. Many popular rooms are dating rooms. There are so much beautiful rooms, but there are not many Habbo’s. I think THIS rooms, that are very beautifull, need to have more attention to Habbo’s.

    I think there must be an addition. Like the old “Recommended by Habbo Staff”. Maybe the ‘Habbo Helpers’ (Project 514) – in the future – can pick beautiful rooms, so that these rooms be put in the spotlight.

    Regards,

    UnknownDreams
    Habbo Netherlands (Habbo.nl)

  24. .
    Hi!

    I really like this idea. It’s nice that you can find popular rooms easily.

    But there is one big disadvantage. Many popular rooms are dating rooms. There are so much beautiful rooms, but there are not many Habbo’s. I think THIS rooms, that are very beautifull, need to have more attention to Habbo’s.

    I think there must be an addition. Like the old “Recommended by Habbo Staff”. Maybe the ‘Habbo Helpers’ (Project 514) – in the future – can pick beautiful rooms, so that these rooms be put in the spotlight.

    Regards,

    UnknownDreams
    Habbo Netherlands (Habbo.nl)
    .

  25. Linn, your text is’nt blue anymore: i mean the box with the name and stuff.

    (Sorry for bad English)

  26. How does someone get to be a staff member?

  27. Hola otra vez! Soy español, y que pondré este comentario en Inglés y Español.

    l—-Español——————————————————————–l

    Bueno, pues lo que pasa es que acabo de entrar en el hotel Finlandes, y no me sale la actualización. ¿Porque no me sale?
    Gracias.

    l—-English———————————————————————l

    Well, what happens is you just entered in the Finnish hotel, and I get the update. Why can not I get?
    Thanks.

  28. It doesn’t look too bad, but the old navigator from 2006 and such was much more simple and easier to use, this looks like it’s too much in your face. But I do like the way you’re trying to get popular rooms out there.

  29. It looks a little small…. as if you’d need to spend hours scrolling through it to find what you want. Why do you guys not change the layout, make it bigger? Hell it’s not even really aesthetically pleasing. Really hope you guys play around with sizing, graphics, ease of use and organisation. From what I remember the navigator’s never really been amazing so do it right this time please! :)

  30. I have no idea where to post this, but I know some of you will read this so I’ll just post it here :)

    First of all, I just wanna say that Habbo is just getting better and better now. You’ve finally listened to all of the Habbos, wich is really grate, because without the users, it wouldn’t be any Habbo in the firstplace! But, yea, some changes have come really fast, and there’s not too much info to get about the nearest future without stalking your blog, facebook or twitter updates – and don’t get me wrong because it is great that you go for the social things! -, and its not so much people who know about your blog or twitter, wich is the place where you’ll get all info.
    So what I mean is that you should let all the people know about where to get info about your new updates, sneek peeks and other details from. Habbo.no – where i play – is a really small hotel with barely 800 users online each day, but just because we are few people, it doesn’t mean that we don’t want important or interesting news.
    So let everyone who wants to read you blog news, know about the blog! We want news!

    Another thing who would be a great idea, is if each hotel got a place where we could ask questions and get answers. The moderators doesn’t know a shit, so I don’t see the part of why we even keep them here. More moneys to save, huh? I have no idea of how good the moderators are in other hotels, but what I do know is that the moderators really, really sucks in Habbo.no.
    We even have a group with the name “Moderatorene går amok, vi har fått nok!” wich means basically “The moderators goes bananas, we’ve had enough”, where we post silly answers we get from the moderators, pictures that show how much the NORWEGIAN moderators suck at writing norwegian. I’m pretty sure that you’ll get more happy costumers if you dropped the moderators ( at least in habbo norway.. ) and bring us a section where we can ask questions and get answers. If someone is doing something wrong, like scamming, they could just report it and all the reports about scamming and illegal things could go to a page where you can see all reports about illegal things, so its easier to go through things and easier to punish people who do wrong things. Im pretty sure that you can answer better than the moderators we have today, even if you answers in english or what language you speak (I know that Linn speaks/writes/understands a lot of languages, and I know that all of the workers at Habbo knows a bunch of languages together). And to get an answer in english is much better than getting an autoanswer wich we get 9/10 times, and the other 1 time, we get a yes/no answer.

    So yeah, that’s about it i think, haha. I’m sorry if I wrote something wrong, I’m not used to write english :o But yep, Habbo, keep up the (really) good work! You are only going one place now, and that’s a better place than you ever have been before!

  31. Linn, are you old Aurora from .no?

  32. I like that the navigator is being updated, my only concern is understanding the reasoning behind having our character avatars featured. My rooms are themed towards wired games, groups, charities, the fansite, holidays, competitions.. and such.

    I would prefer to be able to have a modernized version of those room images that we used to be able to personalize. Or maybe even a small screenshot of the room so other players would have a “preview” of what the room looks like before entering it.

    Having myself so prominent is distracting from purpose of the room, but I love the way it seems to better feature the populated rooms and have easier navigation. Just my thoughts.. :)

  33. It looks a little small…. as if you’d need to spend hours scrolling through it to find what you want. Why do you guys not change the layout, make it bigger? Hell it’s not even really aesthetically pleasing. Really hope you guys play around with sizing, graphics, ease of use and organisation. From what I remember the navigator’s never really been amazing so do it right this time please!

  34. New wired ideas from two wired geeks on Habbo.no:

    Wired Addon – X conditions matched (When X of the stacked conditions criteria is met the effect can be triggered)

    Wired Effect – In comparison to (When triggered the furni marked GREY will stay the same distance away from the furni marked in black)

    Wired Effect – Teleport All (When triggered all people who is on the GREY furnis gets teleported to one of the black furnitures)

  35. Isn’t it a bit silly having a grand opening for a public room, without posting it on the blog or twitter? If it can’t be done for all timezones, then it shouldn’t be done at all.

  36. rapidchrishabbo

    Below is a list of new WIRED: Triggers, Conditions & Effects which I think would be an amazing addition!
    Also at the bottom is a note about wired furniture interacting with some but not all furniture.

    Wired Effect: Kick User
    – To be honest, I was surprised when I never seen this at first.
    – Simply kicks the user from the room when triggered.
    – Must be pretty simple to create? – Teleport to … Hotel view. :)

    Wired Condition: Username Matches
    – Pretty basic condition to add in I’d imagine as we already have a similar option with the “Keyword” box.
    – Ability to select up to 5 names?

    Wired Condition: Matches
    – Only habbo’s wearing the selected outfit may trigger an effect.
    – Again, I can think of many rooms this could be used with.

    Wired Condition: is carrying
    – Many games and rooms could use this in such a variety of ways.
    – Would also be grat if there was an option saying “isnt”
    e.g if you aren’t carrying a carrot, you can activate

    Wired Condition: ‘s gender matches
    – Could be integrated into many existing rooms.
    – This could be ‘by-passed’ by simply changing gender. [wanted]

    Wired Trigger: Random Trigger
    – Although a minimum of 2 things would have to be selected / be the “answer” it’d be a great new Trigger I think.
    – For example, user sits on pod and it’s safe, the next person see’s this and think’s its also safe but the random trigger has chosen another pod.
    – Also for “Telephrase” games, it can get boring when they’re always the same answers so if we could put a few alternatives that’d be gooood :)

    Wired Effect: User(s) have rights
    – This would be a cool addition as we could make room’s like – Kick Wars again
    – Also stands on [another wired to slide that wired box off] so only the first person to enter would get rights.

    Wired Condition: User is part of
    – Could be integrated with the new version of in client groups.
    – If is part of then they can trigger whatever effect.

    Wired Condition: All in room
    – This would be a very useful addition as you could manipulate the condition to suit so many different games, events and types of room!

    Wired Effect: As if double clicked …
    – This effect would as it says on the tin, act as if the double-clicked a furniture.
    – Possibly not allowed to be connected to teleports as it’d get abused.

    Wired & Interacting with only some furniture
    – I understand due to ‘dice rigging’ and other reasons Habbo may not have chosen to have make the numbers shown as ‘Furniture States’
    – I have on several times tried creating a certain room which would have to have this possible.
    – It’d be great if Habbo made a new numbered version of the colour wheel sort of?
    – Maybe let the users define the numbers by clicking arrows? (optional if they need rights)
    – Allowing wall items to be changed with wired?

    – What if wired became tradeable BUT never to be sold again? :o

    • rapidchrishabbo

      Sorry it was supposed to paste like this:

      Below is a list of new WIRED: Triggers, Conditions & Effects which I think would be an amazing addition!
      Also at the bottom is a note about wired furniture interacting with some but not all furniture.

      Wired Effect: Kick User
      – To be honest, I was surprised when I never seen this at first.
      – Simply kicks the user from the room when triggered.
      – Must be pretty simple to create? – Teleport to … Hotel view. :)

      Wired Condition: Username Matches
      – Pretty basic condition to add in I’d imagine as we already have a similar option with the “Keyword” box.
      – Ability to select up to 5 names?

      Wired Condition: Matches
      – Only habbo’s wearing the selected outfit may trigger an effect.
      – Again, I can think of many rooms this could be used with.

      Wired Condition: is carrying
      – Many games and rooms could use this in such a variety of ways.
      – Would also be grat if there was an option saying “isnt”
      e.g if you aren’t carrying a carrot, you can activate

      Wired Condition: ‘s gender matches
      – Could be integrated into many existing rooms.
      – This could be ‘by-passed’ by simply changing gender. [wanted]

      Wired Trigger: Random Trigger
      – Although a minimum of 2 things would have to be selected / be the “answer” it’d be a great new Trigger I think.
      – For example, user sits on pod and it’s safe, the next person see’s this and think’s its also safe but the random trigger has chosen another pod.
      – Also for “Telephrase” games, it can get boring when they’re always the same answers so if we could put a few alternatives that’d be gooood :)

      Wired Effect: User(s) have rights
      – This would be a cool addition as we could make room’s like – Kick Wars again
      – Also stands on [another wired to slide that wired box off] so only the first person to enter would get rights.

      Wired Condition: User is part of
      – Could be integrated with the new version of in client groups.
      – If is part of then they can trigger whatever effect.
      – Also user is VIP member
      – And a VIP group door thing.

      Wired Condition: All in room
      – This would be a very useful addition as you could manipulate the condition to suit so many different games, events and types of room!

      Wired Effect: As if double clicked …
      – This effect would as it says on the tin, act as if the double-clicked a furniture.
      – Possibly not allowed to be connected to teleports as it’d get abused.

      Wired & Interacting with only some furniture
      – I understand due to ‘dice rigging’ and other reasons Habbo may not have chosen to have make the numbers shown as ‘Furniture States’
      – I have on several times tried creating a certain room which would have to have this possible.
      – It’d be great if Habbo made a new numbered version of the colour wheel sort of?
      – Maybe let the users define the numbers by clicking arrows? (optional if they need rights)
      – Allowing wall items to be changed with wired?

  37. STOP MAKING CHANGES WE DON’T WANT!

  38. hell yea i have a pretty popular room in the dutch hotel a wired game :lucky shot :p

  39. Hola, Linn Si eres de la Compañia de Sulake Por favor podras revisar los FAQS?, es que yo ayer hize una compra de Creditos a las 3:00 o 3:30 (hora de Colombia) y aun no llega el Codigo a mi celular Me llamo Puici ;)

  40. Not to be a party pooper, but didn’t they say that .com would be the first hotel who would pilot the latest updates? Recently, it’s mostly been the other hotels getting all the new things first.

  41. This is pretty cool!

  42. 2 Bad I dont understand finnish!

  43. Gabforgranted

    Cool

  44. Wow! Amazing, The old navigator was so classic that i got addicted to it! I wonder if the public rooms will return? I’ve been there yesterday by a room code number :3 Sulake Evil! >:D

  45. Bom eu espero que chegue logo estou esperando:D

  46. Do we get the albino turtle badge the day after we bought it?

  47. Don’t forget to have categories like restaurant, café, shops, roleplay rooms too, though some wants to roleplay at the hotel ;)

  48. I don’t like it. Sulake team are doing a great job at so many levels, but about this particular theme: I don’t like the rooms navigator… Just my opinion, trying to help.

  49. Habbo you corrupt crappy website, banned me for saying, I got camera’, talking about the new executive range WTH I hate you, SO MUCH

  50. Its cool but there needs to be an option to turn it off as some may not like it (i like it a lot, its very well done)

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