Last night, Pulx streamed the Habbo2020 beta, and for most people, it was the first time they had seen Habbo2020 in action. There is a LOT going on in the new Habbo2020 and there is a lot we need to look at, specifically from an agency perspective. Sulake also joined the stream chat and answered questions that users were asking.
Full disclaimer: I've been around Habbo for a while, I have seen it changed A LOT. Every time, players are incredibly negative and abusive about changes being made. Its natural to dislike change, but I very rarely have outright hated any changes Habb has made. I can usually see the positives and have tried to highlight some in this article.
ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: This is still the BETA so there are a lot of things that may still change before launch. All of the stuff in this article is confirmed to be in Habbo2020 BETA but is NOT confirmed to be in Habbo2020 nessisarily when it launches
The good: The marketplace is sticking around!!
The bad: there is now no way of trading items for free, there will be a credits fee.
The unknown: We know private marketplace based trading will be introduced, at the earliest, by Summer 2021, but we don't know if that will involve the ability to trade items for free to other players. We also noticed that there is a 'trading pass' that users can unlock, it is unclear if that unlocks your ability to unlock trading as a system or marketplace trading.
The good: They are keeping groups, and forums will be coming back but not at launch
The bad: You will no longer be able to change the badge design once the badge has been made.
The unknown: Habbo confirmed that group numbers will change, the number of people you can have in a group will depend on the levels each member of the group is, which brings me too...
The good: You can now level up your Habbo, get achievements and earn credits and duckets from achievements. Achievements seem to be based on how much furni you have, how many badges you have and what other achievements (like getting a trading pass) you have.
The bad: Nothing really bad here! I like the idea of
The unknown: I feel like Habbo in the past has implemented achievements and never really expanded it beyond launch. I'd love to see them do different quests and things to earn points and credits in future and not just stick to the same quests but expand it.
The good: You can now link teleports that are in the same room, and no longer need to trade teleports as a pair.
The Bad: IDK Nothing bad here tbh I'm really excited for this feature, as you can tell from my horrific amount of unlinking teles I own and held onto:
The good: Profiles will be clearer and list a users badges and groups, it will also show the users level and give people the ability to give out 'gems'
The bad: no online time, just that the person is 'online now' and the date of when they last logged on.
The unknown: Habbo has confirmed that they will be looking into adding an online time section on a users profile
The good: Users will be able to earn credits and duckets by doing random stuff around the hotel, users HC pay day will be sent to their 'earnings' section.
The bad: I don't think there is really anyting insanly bad about this, Habbo has said they will be able to give out MORE credits in this way so that users can
The unknown: it will be interesting to see if this is taxed as well. Which brings me too...
The good: Sorry there is never anything good about taxes!
The bad: Habbo will be taking more coins for you to do basic things like trading. It will cost to list items on the marketplace (whether you sell them or not) and if you aren't willing to spend 'real life' money, you will be taxed heavily if you are given or sold credits.
The unknown: The Habbo community's reaction to the huge taxes was incredibly negative, I would not be suprised if Habbo decides to reduce taxes significantly before launch.
The good: You will still have pets in the game, and i THINK there are new types of pets being introduced, I think i saw cows???
The meh?: You can now send your pets on perminent 'holidays' where you pay 5c to basically delete your pets, I think its great that we can delete pets, but to pay for the privlage seems a bit much
General game changes
The good: You can now use your mouse wheel to scroll in and out!
The bad: a lot of items will not work at launch, such as dice and black holes.
The unknown: a lot, we don't know how stable or quick the loading times will be, although I would expect and hope that it would be better and smoother than it is now!
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Edited by: Vibrational