"Love is in the air!!! do do do do do do, Love is in the air!!!"
The special day of the year that most; if not all couples look forward to. A time where they can show their appreciation towards their spouse, their partner in crime, their lover. A special day where the exchange of chocolate, roses and teddy bears take place, with one goal in mind; happiness.
Here at HDA, the Events Team Leadership decided to celebrate this event by giving out "Trophies" to people; delivering a person's message and appreciate to another whether it's anonymously or onymous.
Being an iC Member/Foundation Advisor, I got to contribute and take part in helping the Events Team organise and deliver the event and honestly it was incredible to see all the love and support members of HDA gives to others.
(Obviously I'm not allowed to share any messages without their permission, but I did manage to interview a few couples and close friends in HDA to gain an insight into their view and experience of Valentine's Day)
"Valentine's Day to me is a good day to catch up with your friends, spend time together and enjoy each other's company"
"I spent Valentine's Day with my friends watching Lord Of The Rings, mostly relax and chill. I guess the day allowed me to appreciate my friends and loved ones more"
"Personally, it was a day for myself, a day to focus on yourself and take care of yourself"
"I spent Valentine's Day with Nathaniel. The day was amazing because I got to spend time taking care of myself; even if it wasn't a lot of time it felt really nice. It's a special day to love and appreciate yourself and your loved ones!"
"Valentine's day is good, a special day to dedicate to your loved one/s, show them our appreciation and spend time together"
(The Following Response Was NOT Said By Ben)
"I spent Valentine's day by myself>> afk at FTF to reflect on my day. I am looking for someone ;) so if you're interested you can afk/ftf with me :)"
"Valentine's Day is different for everyone, some spend it with their partner's and others spend with their friends. Everyone's different and as long as the message for appreciation and dedication is spread it's a win in my books!"
"I got to spend Valentine's day with a very special someone even though it was bit different; I haven't seen him in a month or so, so it was really exciting when I got the spend the day with him"
It's incredible to gain an insight into what Valentine's Day means to different people and their ways to spend/enjoy the day. Across all the responses I got, there was a common ground which everyone shared; and that was the appreciation for one another. Although the day is dedicated for lovers and partners/spouses, people have spent it with their friends and community; something that we can take notes of.
I guess from this event, we can take out that the TRUE meaning of Valentine's Day is not about the gifts and surprises that is exchanged between one another; although it is nice. But rather, it's more about the love and appreciate that is exchanged between partners, friends and eachother.
I hope you've enjoyed this very special coverage by the Blog Squad! and until next time :)
- Written By Maddy,
(for the purpose of entertainment and empowerment across the HDA Community)
For many HDA members, HDA 2021 began with a big surprise and disappointment as Habbo was no longer supported by flash (or the other way around). Believe it or not, we thought January was going to be the end of HDA when Emma (Founding Mother) announced the closing of HDA on Habbo.
But if you've read it this far, you'll know the GOOD NEWS! and that is HDA have moved to Habboon :D After receiving an enormous amount of support from both the members and allies, a few Founders and members decided to move and setup "Habboon Defence Agency".
So before we move onto the Grand Opening - I'd like to emphasis the role that Levy, Lucas, Roze and Emma played in setting up the base, wiring and organising the discord chats ahead of the Grand Opening.
HDA's Grand Opening was on the 4th of February (Thursday - For Australians) at 5am :/ However, as you can see in the photo, we received tremendous support from all our members, allies and the overall boon community; which is something we are extremely grateful for as Room Population Surged To 44!
The Opening Ceremony began with a Founding Family Speech, with Levy and Ben taking charge to represent HDA. The speech was highly engaging as members from all-aspects of Boon joined together to applaud and cheer on the Founders; if you are reading this, Thankyou so much for supporting HDA's journey on Boon both financially and emotionally.
Now... in most Grand Openings and bildungsroman stories, the atmosphere keeps going up as the Protagonists (Our Agency in this case) continues to surprise and entertain all attendees.
However, I have to be truthful in saying the atmosphere completely dropped when Munti began his speech (This is all for entertainment purposes); It was described as the worse (or best) few minutes anyone's experienced. Nevertheless, the speech ended with cheering as it brought unity and joy into the atmosphere.
To make up for Munti's speech (His speech was great and the teasing is all a joke), one of HDA's biggest supporters: Shaun gave everyone Throne to extend our appreciation for everyone's support; and for taking their time out of their day to support this event.
I had the privilege to interview members Poofhehe, Chris. and Alex, who were present at the event to gain an insight into their experience of the whole thing.
My Question Was: How Would You Describe The Whole Experience?
"it really felt nice tbh cause after what happened to habbo and when hda was closing i was genuinely upset and really didnt want to leave cause it was an escape from everything thats happening around me and when they announced that it was opening up i could not have been more happier and the event was like a cherry on top, got to see everyone together once again".
"To be honest it was very fun and everyone was really like respectful and we had like 0 trolls"
"Honestly it was a nice opening i think it was put together nicely and got everyone excited and hyped"
Following the event, HDA invited everyone who attend the event into the HDA Base for a Base Tour but also a competitive game of Fridge game and other games. Congratulations to all the winners of the games and once again thank you for your support to the beginning/establishment of "Habboon Defence Agency"!
The whole experience was incredible and believe it or not, HDA felt like a proper family for the first time since the BETA Announcement. The agency's survived not only through ups and downs but managed to sustain itself and its members during periods of adversity and uncertainty. It wouldn't've been possible without each and every single one of you reading this. It's the support that you've all shown that's kept the Founders and its members driven and motivated, more determined than ever and for that we will be forever grateful for you.
But the question is What's Next For HDA?
I figured that there's no one who can answer it better than the woman who started it all, someone who understands the system and the needs of its staff. So to end off the Blog, I'll simply quote what Deus/Emma had to say:
"ngl i think with hda actually doing well moving away from habbo, i see other agencies from habbo moving over and we might be able to continue the relations we made with other agencies during our habbo days which will be nice because we came onto boon not knowing really anyone" - Emma/Deus
This Blog was created by HDA Blog Squad - Amruta, Alex, Shay and Kei (Thankyou so much for playing a huge role :D)
Since none of us are logging onto habbo for the next 3 days (#SaveHabbo) I wanted to create a personality quiz, so we can all find out how terrible we all are, and yet not as terrible as some of the Habbo2020 features!
This is just a bit of fun, not intended to cause harm or insult anyone, and most of all don't send hate or abuse to Habbo staff, this is just a dumb quiz, don't take it seriously, what we should be taking seriously is the new features that negativly impact our community and the game we play.#SaveHabbo
2020 has been tough on everyone; including our members of HDA but what better way to end off the year with a celebration of all the achievements and efforts of our iC members, who's done everything to make it possible and doing the best they can to ensure HDA is functional and operating on a daily basis despite the obstacles and challenges faced. Without further ado here are all the iC members who have been promoted as a result of their hard work and commitment to not just themselves but to others.
Heide --> Trial Founder
Fornitani --> Trial Founder
Capt-Soap --> Trial Founder
Excursion --> Trial Foundation Advisor
Itz_Pixie --> Trial Foundation Advisor
Calixxx --> Trial Foundation Advisor
Lovesies --> Trial Foundation Advisor
Lostsoul009 --> Co-Foundation Advisor
Vibile --> Co-Foundation Advisor
DarthQue --> Jr. Owner
BrooklynStorm --> Jr. Owner
UziShootz -- Jr. Owner
1flyingstars --> Sr. Owner
xXBAMItxChris --> Sr. Owner
Dinos --> Joint Owner
Shaytoobad --> Joint Owner
Posphenous --> Co-Owner
-Rumble- --> Owner
JaeeLove --> Owner
Robinhi --> Jr. President
InahoPrime --> Jr. President
ItzYeri --> Jr. President
Jmheal9 --> Sr. President
arlind813BANNED --> Sr. President
-Summer.L- --> Joint President
Delancydeven --> Joint President
Arianna20 --> DoIA
Poofhehe --> DoTRN
cutey_sammi123 --> DoJE & DoSE
uwubatty --> DoTT
Jackthes --> HoSEC
PrincessKnight5 --> HoTRN
Cristian1995 --> HoTT
nbhsyh --> HoJE & HoSE
After such a brutal and tough year, I decided to host a "Secret Santa" for Habbo Defence Agency this Christmas. In case you don't know how it works, Secret Santa involves a person getting another person at random and then coming up with a gift for them and surprising them for Christmas; usually it is done with physical gifts but I added a twist. That's right! The twist is that HDA will be sending Appreciations instead of Gifts to end of this unprecedented year.
We've had around 40+ Participants + Founders who were part of the HDA Secret Santa. However, I have kept it a secret from the Founders because I want to surprise them for Christmas; they do so much for the Agency in the backstage and don't often get the appreciation they deserve so I hope this cheered them up and ended their year off on a high.
I was so happy at how many people were willing to get involved at the event because running Secret Santa usually is hard work and to make it worse, it's online. Before I post the Reveal, thankyou to everyone who participated in this and took part in making someone else's day a little better and heart-warming. This goes to show that HDA is like a family and we are all here for eachother under tough circumstances.
And to lastly address some of your questions, Yes I didn't take part in this despite running it because I'll know who had me :D (LoL). Honestly I had so much fun running this event and to see everyone's reaction and have their hearts warmed made my day and honestly made up for not taking part in the event as a receiver. Thankyou to you all for being who you are and I hope it doesn't change.
The Nice/Naughty List
If you've gotten this far of the Blog you may be wondering how come I had so many people. Well if you remember me saying I had secretly added the Founders into the event without them knowing; sooo technically we had about 8-9 people leftover and I didn't want to bother anyone to take another pair so I wrote for them.
PS: Some people did not like to be featured so their names are not on there, but I still hope you enjoyed reading your Appreciation - I know it didn't work as well as it should/could've but it's the first time I've tried something on a large scale like this so I would like to take this time to personally apologise.
To end of the blog, 2020 has been massive to all of us whether it's good or bad but in the end we've stuck together as a team and a family. May 2021 bring joy and be a blessing to all of us.
It’s almost time to say goodbye to habbo as we know it, so let’s see what’s been updated since our last blog 😔.
Travelling Salesman Achievement
Depending on your level for this achievement, the is a maximum price you can place items for on Marketplace:
No levels achieved: 10 credits.
Level 1: 10 credits.
Level 2: 100 credits.
Level 3: 1,000 credits.
Level 4: 10,000 credits
Level 5: 100,000 credits
Habbo has done this in hopes of “rewarding” Habbos who complete successful sales, and to stop people placing items for ridiculous prices - for example a rubber duck for 1,450c.
Duckets Limits & Private Messages
General Levelling System
As some of you may remember from earlier updates, we now have levels on our habbo account. Below I will go into more depth about this.
Stack height, Room Rights & Room Chat Distance
Wired Furni & Bots
Currently bots are not in Habbo2020, but will be updated and implemented; whereas Wired is currently glitchy on the new server and not working correctly. Habbo is working on fixing this.
Both clients running side-by-side?
There will be a period during the shift where both clients will be running, and you can choose which to play. However, the flash client servers will close down shortly after.
Preparing for the Launch!!
Before making the Habbo 2020 client available on all hotels, the developers are running a test on the .TR hotel to check its stability.
After this is done, later this month all Habbos will have the chance to participate in the open beta!
Blog written by Shikiri
The success of HDA in both the past, present and the future can be attributed to the efforts and dedication of our members. Here at HDA, we celebrate and remember the achievements of those who have helped built HDA to where it is today through the offering of the "Legend" rank. This special rank is dedicated to our long-term members who are unable to continue to be active in the agency and therefore, retired. Legends should be looked up to at HDA, be treated with the upper-respect as they have dedicated themselves continuously throughout their time in the agency. So without further ado - Here are our New Legends For October & November.
"Hello I am Ced7308.Alt, the former Co-Owner of HDA. I worked in HDA for at least 3 years, I met alot of people who became part of my real life. Im hoping that HDA will still stand strong and can't wait to get back soon. Thankyou and keep it up HDA, legends are still on your backs!" <3
"Change the world by being yourself." – Amy Poehler
_Berlin is very busy IRL and cannot respond quickly as this Blog is being produced, so I decided to write something for him.
_Berlin was one of my favorite people in HDA and you may agree yourself. His positive attitude towards everything he does makes him an excellent mentor for both Jr. and Sr. members. I had to privilege of being his Director in SE and I've seen _Berlin apply himself both in areas he was comfortable and new to. If _Berlin was to give a quote it would certainly be about others rather than himself as he is very selfless. If you've ever met _Berlin, you can agree with me that he is one of the kindest, most loving and enthusiastic people you will ever meet.
James, if you're reading this, I hope you are doing well and that a lot of people here miss the work you do and the laughter and support you provide. And personally, I'll miss you so much!!!!!
Oxy/Sophie has given me permission to write for her as she is somewhat busy IRL :)
Sophie's time at HDA is for sure one that's not going to be forgotten for a long-time. In the 9-10 months she's served in HDA, she's pretty much accomplished everything you can possibly list in HDA; Starting as Recruit and slowly working her way to being successful in the 4iC Trial, becoming Chief of FA and later Director in one of the hardest and most demanding divisions in the agency to being hand-picked by Sami as Representative. Whether you've personally known Sophie or not, she is one of a kind and the agency's absolutely blessed to have met such a talented and loving person like you.
I'm very blessed to be given permission to write your Legend post. Hope we meet again someday!
So there you have it, 6 individuals, all from different backgrounds with different sets of skills, beliefs and ideas; but they all have something in common. At the end of the day, they've not only worked as a team but have each stepped up on an individual level beyond expectation and for that I along with the rest of the agency would like to say "Thankyou". Whether its the past, present or future, your efforts have not gone unnoticed and for that, your legacy will forever run in HDA for as long as we live.
Today I am here to show you all how we make edits and graphics for our blogs or for other activities! We follow different steps when making edits and they are as follows:-
STEP 1 - BRAINSTORMING
It’s best to start brainstorming right after you’ve been briefed on a project. The brief should include everything there is to know about the project: background, thoughts, ideas, what the outcome needs to be, and what the client is expecting. After you read up on everything, look around for inspiration. Brainstorming is a great way to get started on a new project and can make it go a lot smoother from beginning to end. Try putting up stuff you like and don’t think about the finished product !!
STEP 2 - GATHER MATERIALS [AVATARS OR FURNI]
To make an edit you will need materials like Habbo avatars/pixels, different types of furni or even poses and faces for the pixels! Where do we get them? We use particular links/sites to get our material for example:-
https://fuusio.net/furni And https://fuusio.net/create/imager
STEP 3 - COMBINE THE MATERIALS
Once you have your materials gathered you have to start with combining them and coming up with a base for your edit for example I start with deciding how the base floor and walls have to look so i start with placing them first.
STEP 4- THE FINAL EDIT
After you are done placing everything as per your theme and ideas the only thing you gotta do is give it finishing touches like fixing the edges or adding layers on your edits or adding your pixel as planned.
STEP 6 - SAVE AND PUBLISH
As for me I use the application ‘lightshot’ to save my images but you can also save the edit directly in paint! I will be showing directions for both methods.
Some examples of edits made by our graphic team:-
Graphic designing seems hard but it is easy as we have developed a sense of beauty and functionality through experience, observation, and modeling of our favourite designers. Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal. So, I hope this blog helps you all to start making edits and join the graphics team too!! We will be waiting for you <33
-Made by:- poofhehe / Amruta
As we come closer to the end of 2020, let’s catch up with some of our hardest workers in HDA to see how they are feeling about their time with us & their ambitions in the agency!
InahoPrime Everlyyy Robinhi
Director of JE Moderation Director of TT
1.How long have you worked in HDA?
About a year now.
Around 7-8 months.
Probably around a year and a half.
2.What would you say is your best memory of HDA?
Hmm probably from last year when I got accepted to like 4 divisions in a span of 2 days.
Don’t really have one but making great friends and being able to speak to them everyday is the best so far.
I would say it's to have members thank me for helping them out when they are in need.
3.What is your goal while in HDA?
My goal has been getting up to at least 2ic ever since about last year and making friends that I can keep.
To make good memories because I don’t have practical goals here. Just here to chill and have good time.
My goal in HDA is to help out as much as I possibly can while juggling with commitments in real life.
4. If anything, what would you like to see implemented into HDA?
I dont really have anything that I think needs to be implemented in hda since it seems okay rn.
Purple colour chat. I like purple.
Nothing much I would want to change, but I wish we all can continue getting along with one another.
5.What do you think of the Habbo2020 updates?
Honestly I havent been following the habbo2020 stuff but from what ive seen, its pretty bad.
Absolutely shambles. But we adapt to it.
I think it is going to make lots of Habbo community leave Habbo and it is going to affect HDA more than it already is.
Blog written by Shikiri
The beta is still going strong
Basically there have been more and more updates to the beta, you can read the latest here. But the updates include:
Vaults are still a thing, even though it has recieved the most negative feedback from the community. Vaults will work like this:
User joins Habbo
User can complete quests and other things to get credits, this goes in their Vault
Users can also be donated credits, this also goes in their Vault
To unlock your Vault you have to pay (eg. buy credits or builders club or HC) an undisclosed amount to Habbo to then unlock your Vault.
Once you have paid X amount of dollars, your vault is unlocked forever on your account.
it is unclear if you have ever bought credits with Habbo BEFORE Habbo2020 if your vault will already be unlocked.
If you choose not to pay to have your vault unlocked, you can have up to 500 credits in your hand/inventory etc. but once you go over that 500 limit then your 501st credit will be moved to the vault
You can take coins out of your vault but it will be HEAVILY taxed (so you won't recieve the full amount) without paying irl money.
Credits gained from donations and habbo quests will always go to your vault.
Basically the vault is always unlocked to you, and you can take credits out of it if you choose, but it will be taxed MASSIVELY and probably won't be worth it.
What does this mean for HDA?
HDA is still going to operate after Habbo2020 launches. There may be changes in how things are done, but we are still going to be here, we hope you are too <3 Please contact me (vibrational) if you are at all worried about Habbo2020 or have any questions! I'd love to help :)
Maddy is a member of HDA and is editor of this blog, there are many contributors on this blog, if you would like to be a contributor please contact me!
Edited by: Vibrational