Today Habbo have released the list of twelve fansites which have received and will remain with official status. All of these twelve sites have their own purposes and needs… But is one of them a fraud and overall copy?
The last time official status was up for grabs the infamous fansite, HabboSecrets, made a huge fuss on how official fansites work. If we remember correctly, it caused Habbox, HFFM, ThisHabbo and SnapHabbo to share their opinions on the fuss. Two of the four even strongly agreed and went on to make their own ‘blackouts’.
HabboSecrets was owned by Vado and become a huge hit in the Habbo community. It followed quest and badge guides but during official status pending, it had not made a rumoured shortlist. The reason for this very popular fansite not becoming official was because of its cause – to create guides.
During the time of Vado closing HabboSecrets, another fansite came to replace it… HabboQuests. HabboQuests’ idea was simply to copy HabboSecrets. The layout and features were completely the same as HabboSecrets. They also become very popular caused by the need for a badge-guide community site.
That leaves us with a question, does HabboQuests deserve to become official? It’s been made official even though offering the guides which stopped HS from becoming official. It also breaks another rule where Habbo can change for its officials. No money should be gained for fansite owners… HabboQuests had a deal with BittyBay to advertise which could have resulted in a lot of money gained by the owners.
Not only that buy the original owner, Badge, gave up the fansite to create HabboExtra, a now official fansite too. It’s very possible that he has done this to be running two official fansites. We will never know until he comes forward.
Now you can be the judge. Should HabboQuests have become official? Maybe the Habbo staff only disliked Vado… but that would be going against the Habbo Way?
Anyway, we wish the best of luck to HabboQuests and all other official fansites!
Other Notes: Vado was going to be an owner at HQ but was cancelled and Badge left HQ due to ‘real life’ issues. Badge then opened up HabboExtra very sharply even though he has ‘real life’ issues.