Oh my god, i'm so addicted.
October 18, 2001 8:09 PM   Subscribe

Oh my god, i'm so addicted. it's like a chat. but it's like the sims. and it looks swedish. and i can't stop hanging out there. i'm in the room 'shacknews'.
posted by jcterminal (25 comments total)
Ah, Habbo Hotel, where the teenage girls trade cybersex for furniture.
posted by darukaru at 8:23 PM on October 18, 2001

"...I got killed by an elf."
posted by rschram at 8:27 PM on October 18, 2001

i saw inspector clueseau
posted by newnameintown at 8:30 PM on October 18, 2001

this is too freaky cool
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:43 PM on October 18, 2001

we can cybersex for furniture?!?

/me stretches.
posted by jcterminal at 8:48 PM on October 18, 2001

You sure can. (via SA forums, via Drudge?!)
posted by darukaru at 8:58 PM on October 18, 2001

The SA forums did a bit of an 'invasion' there recently. Not sure what the result was, but I'm sure it wasn't pretty. If there are any corpses littering the ground with names that begin 'Geno', that's them.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:00 PM on October 18, 2001

ohhhh those were the Geno people yelling Hitler is God. Should have smelled some Lowtax in there somewhere.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:13 PM on October 18, 2001

where is everyone? im in theatredrome .... love to hear kafkaesque get on stage
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:23 PM on October 18, 2001

it seemed cool.. maybe i'll plunge into it when i'm a little bit more awake.. in the meantime, someone organize a party somewhere in the hotel.. i'll bring the furniture.
posted by lotsofno at 9:31 PM on October 18, 2001

Funny, I used to go there an play battleship against people all the time in the game room.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:32 PM on October 18, 2001

I got bored ...couldn't find anyone.

If someone organizes a get together it could be fun
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:10 PM on October 18, 2001

Hmmm. So I read about Habbo here a couple of months after it's covered by the free in-train magazine for GNER. Who said Mefiers aren't at the cutting edge of the Internet?

And it won't go through the firewall, so no cybersex with teenage girls for me. Story of my life.
posted by andrew cooke at 12:17 AM on October 19, 2001

dam this is old - cant believe u lot have jsut stumbled on it - i was playing the beta last year!!!
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:09 AM on October 19, 2001

I can't get in. Internet Explorer keeps complaining about page faults as I hit the "Lets Go" button. I tried following their poor excuse for technical support but it made no change. Seems a bit of a waste for a graphic IRC system. Reminds me of The Palace.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:14 AM on October 19, 2001

I'm more interested in what other people might do with FUSE Light (or the Perl clone), a stripped version of Habbo Hotel's FUSE software. But I'm into those things.
posted by markpasc at 5:16 AM on October 19, 2001

i'll bring the furniture.

who'll bring the cybersex?
posted by quonsar at 5:44 AM on October 19, 2001

bobba ing bobba bobba!

looks like the firewall is gonna keep me out during work hours too.
posted by danOstuporStar at 6:06 AM on October 19, 2001

Crazy stuff goes on in there some brit gang of kids get together and terrorize other kids its like 'Lord of the Flies' with teenage pimps and prostitutes.. its evil.. yet, strangely appealing.
posted by stbalbach at 7:53 AM on October 19, 2001

wow! you say

'Lord of the Flies' with teenage pimps and prostitutes

like it's a bad thing.

Once you've had a pig head on a spike you never go back!
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:03 AM on October 19, 2001

yo. bum rush the show!
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:59 PM on October 19, 2001

This sounds (and looks) almost exactly like another graphics based chat program, The Palace. The companies that ran it are now bankrupt (unfortunately) but palacoholics still run sites. Actually like it better than this place because it has a wider range of people and places to visit (and who can say no to virtual bondage bars?)
posted by BurnedEve at 9:39 PM on October 19, 2001

Jeezus. I just woke up. When do you people sleep?
posted by ColdChef at 5:24 AM on October 20, 2001

I found it kind of boring, except for seeing jcterminal taking a bubble bath with some guy. I liked the Palace better, back in the day.
posted by rushmc at 7:43 AM on October 20, 2001

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