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
Edited by: Vibrational