Habbo X Genesis Rooms
Hi all, Muumiopappa here again!
We’ve started showing what Genesis Habbo X rooms will look like and how they fit into Habbo X. There’s tons of information so I’ve covered as much of it here as possible.
Some of the plans and details described in this blog post are very likely to change as we may come up with new ideas and features (related to both Habbo X and rooms) that affect our long term plans.
The NFT space moves fast and what might have worked two months ago won’t work six months from now. If you look at the past year, we could not have predicted all (or honestly even most) of the things we’ve done.
As this blog is pretty long you can check out these previous tweets and articles related to Habbo X Rooms:
📖 Habbo X room functionality
📖 Future utility for rooms in Habbo X
📖 NFT Factories
👂 Twitter Space: Habbo X Room drop
👂 Twitter Space: Genesis Land & Future Utility
Habbo X is a new Web3 game from the creators of Habbo Hotel. It’s based on the same technology and has the same look-and-feel as Habbo. However, with the emergence of Web3 and blockchain technology, Habbo X will take advantage of the opportunities that digital ownership and tokenomics can provide, with a special focus on user-generated content and rewarding our most active and dedicated players.
Habbo X will be a platform where anyone can create fun experiences and bring their communities together. It’ll be a place where you can interact not just with the communities you are in, but with other communities as well. Habbo X will also be a place in which the items you either buy, earn or win are yours to keep.
More information about the Habbo X roadmap can be found here.
Web2 is all about microtransactions. You spend $1, $10 or even $1,000 to buy the items you want, but you don’t own those items. You are effectively just renting them. Web3, however, is all about ownership: when you buy an item that is an NFT, it’s not stored on a centralized server. This means you own it and can therefore sell it.
Land in Habbo X, at least in the beginning, will take the form of rooms located in a huge hotel. Importantly, Habbo X rooms are NFTs. This means you own them. Don’t like the game and want to quit? You can sell your inventory, including your room, and hopefully make some of the money back.
Rooms in Habbo X are the cornerstone of the creator experience. While in Habbo as it exists currently, you need to buy the items and you get the room for free, in Habbo X you buy the room and get a huge selection of items for free. We want to ensure that you’re able to create engaging experiences if you own a room. Whether you want to create a winter wonderland, a fun game or a cyberpunk themed street, we’ve got you covered 💪
The Habbo X world
While to start with, the focal point of Habbo X will be the big hotel building you’ve seen in all of our marketing material (check this blog’s header image and our Twitter page), eventually, Habbo X will evolve into something much bigger.
The goal is to start building a vibrant, far-reaching world that contains many different areas. Think wilderness, cities, and even space stations! We plan to start creating and opening new locations in 2024.
Our current thinking is that all rooms sold in 2023 will be located in the Habbo X hotel. We plan to cap the number of rooms in the Habbo X hotel to 23,200: 11,600 Habbo Avatar rooms and 11,600 Habbo X rooms, out of which 1,300 rooms will be genesis rooms. Please note that these numbers may change.
On the 14th of December, we’ll mint 1,300 Genesis Habbo X rooms, 1,000 of which will be available to buy. This will be the only chance to buy genesis rooms.
In addition to the 1,000 rooms we’ll sell on the 14th of December, we’ll release 100 Studio Rooms in either late December or early January 2023 that will be purchased for 6,000 NFT credits each. We’ll mint 200 genesis rooms for internal use and marketing purposes — this includes public rooms and partner rooms.
WEN room mint?
The genesis room mint will begin on the 14th of December at 6pm CET | 12pm EST | 9am PST. Total Genesis Room supply is 1,300. This is the one and only time you’ll be able to mint a genesis room.
We will have two stages to the mint: whitelist (WL) and reserve list (RL) mint, followed by a public sale. We (as well as our partners) have been running events in the past month where we have given out WL spots. There are only 1,000 WL spots available as we’re not overallocating. In addition to the WL, we also have a reserve list for those who don’t get a WL spot.
Schedule for mint day
The minting starts by selling Presidential Suites during the first hour of the mint. From 6pm CET until 6:30pm CET only wallets in the whitelist can mint. From 6:30pm until 7pm both wallets on the WL and wallets on the reserve list can mint. Only Presidential Suites are available between 6pm — 7pm. At 7pm CET the Presidential Suite sale ends and we start selling Executive Suites. Again, the first half an hour is only for wallets on the WL and the second half an hour is for wallets on WL or RL. We will open the Junior Suite sale at 8pm CET, Studio Room sale at 9pm CET and Regular Room sale at 10pm CET.
You can buy one NFT per half hour. That is, if you are on the WL, you can buy one Presidential Suite during the WL sale and another one during the WL + RL sale. In other words, wallets on the WL can buy one more room than wallets on the RL per room type.
After the Regular Room WL+RL sale ends, and if there is still supply left, we will open the public sale where anyone can mint. There are no restrictions on how many rooms you can buy during the public sale. There will be a maximum of two rooms per transaction, however.
Room types and sizes
The area in Habbo where you can build and walk in is divided into tiles. This is also true in Habbo X. Therefore, we count the size of a room in tiles: the bigger the room you own, the more tiles you can place in your room (and, consequently, more furniture you can fit there!)
Rooms come in five different types:
From left to right:
- Regular room (S) — 75 tiles.
- Studio room (M) — 180 tiles.
- Junior suite (L) — 400 tiles.
- Executive suite (XL) — 900 tiles.
- Presidential suite (XXL) — 2000 tiles.
ALL Habbo X players will have access to a demo room that is more limited in its features and that isn’t an NFT. The demo room is capped at 35 tiles (see below image).
As well as having more room to build in, the bigger rooms also earn more base NFT credits and have a higher ceiling on the NFTC gains. We also aim to give bigger rooms more space on the world/hotel map. This will mean your room’s icon will be more visible to people browsing the map.
The tiles indicate the maximum size of the room of the given type. You don’t have to use all the tiles available and you can edit the layout very easily with our floorplan editor. You can go nuts and create any type of layout with multiple floors, and you can even remove parts of the floor in the middle of rooms.
Each room comes pre-decorated. You can use that as the starting point or remove all furniture (use command :ejectall) and start from scratch. Don’t worry if you make a mistake — there’s a reset button you can use to revert back to the original design.
We already have fantastic tools for building and our plan is to improve them to provide the best possible building tools in the Web3 space.
In addition, if you sell your room the design is kept — minus the NFT furni you have used. All NFT furni is picked up and placed in your inventory, but the free furni stays where it is.
What makes holding a genesis room special:
- Get access to Alpha 1 and be one of the first to build in Habbo X.
- You will get access to NFT factory items (more about that below)
- You’ll be located in a premium location within the hotel (as the world map and the hotel map are still being developed we cannot guarantee this).
In addition to the overall utility of owning a genesis room in Habbo X’s hotel you’ll also:
- Be guaranteed to have ALL free items that are currently available and available in Habbo X in the future unlocked (this will be particularly relevant when we start opening new locations).
- Have access to the largest back catalog of items in the Web3 space.
- The ability to monetize your rooms by charging and awarding NFT credits to people that participate in activities and games you host (coming soon).
- The ability to create fun and exciting experiences in Habbo X.
What do all of these various forms of utility mean? I will go through them one by one below.
In most cases, when you purchase a piece of virtual land you’re stuck with the size you bought. You might be able to purchase other bits of land and increase the total amount of space you have that way, but the original bit of land usually can’t be upgraded. In Habbo X, we’re taking another approach: you can upgrade the room you own by using NFT credits. You can start from the Regular Room and work your way up to the Presidential Suite. We’ll add room upgrading to Habbo X in early 2023.
Each room type has five levels. When you mint a room you start from level 1 (e.g., Regular Room 1). You can upgrade your room level by level: Regular Room 1 to Regular Room 2, all the way up until Regular Room 5. When you upgrade Regular Room 5 it progresses to the next type of room. In this case that’d be a Studio Room. See the different types of rooms here.
When you upgrade from one room type to another, you get the perks of the new room type. Upgrading from one level to another within the same room type gives you more tiles to work with when decorating your room. When upgrading to another new room type (e.g. Junior Suite to Executive suite), you’ll also get other perks such as a higher NFT credit earn rate.
Room upgrading is designed to be one of the main NFT credit (NFTC) sinks in the ecosystem. Below are the current estimates of how much it’ll cost to upgrade your room type and size. Please note that these prices are likely to change as we move closer to the launch of the room upgrading feature. This is because we need to consider total NFTC balances and the cost of NFTC at that point in time.
One important thing to highlight here is that Presidential Suites are also upgradable beyond their original state. You can buy a level 1 Presidential Suite and then upgrade it to level 5 and get a room with 4,000 tiles. That’s a HUGE amount of space to build in!
From a game design perspective, room upgrading is a feature that gives players a long term goal they want to achieve. It’s something to really strive towards. If this feature is successful, we may introduce it to demo rooms in the future.
We aim to allow rooms to start earning NFT credits(NFTC) in Q1 2023. When we’re closer to launch, we’ll release final numbers for NFTC accumulation.
In practice this means that Habbo X Rooms, including rooms connected to Habbo Avatars, will start to earn NFTC for their owners. The larger the room, the more NFTC you’ll receive each day. The baseline NFTC you’ll earn from your rooms are:
- Regular Room: 1 NFTC
- Studio Room: 2 NFTC
- Junior Suite: 3 NFTC
- Executive Suite: 5 NFTC
- Presidential Suite: 8 NFTC
- Presidential Suite Level 5: 15 NFTC
At the same time as rooms start earning the baseline credits detailed above, we’ll also be introducing a more advanced rewarding feature that will allow your room to earn additional NFTC based on the room’s activity.
(Please note: the below numbers have not been balanced yet so take these more as a vision than the final numbers.)
- Having at least 3 visitors that day: +50% (S: +1, M: +1, L: +2, XL: +3, XXL: +4, XXL5: +8)
- Having at least 10 visitors that day (added to previous): +50% (S: +1, M: +1, L: +2, XL: +3, XXL: +4, XXL5: +8)
- Having at least 600 minutes of total visitor time in the room that day: +100% (S: +1, M: +2, L: +3, XL: +5, XXL: +8, XXL5: +15)
We may add more but there will be a cap on how much NFTC you can earn each day. We’ll experiment at first, and may end up changing them completely based on the outcome.
This will lead to the following maximum rewards per day:
- Regular Room: 4 NFTC
- Studio Room: 6 NFTC
- Junior Suite: 10 NFTC
- Executive Suite: 16 NFTC
- Presidential Suite: 24 NFTC
- Presidential Suite Level 5: 46 NFTC
Even though the maximum earnings for the biggest rooms look huge, it’s important to note that to earn 46 NFTC per day, you’ll need to have spent a minimum of 70,000 NFTC (current estimate) and have an extremely busy room.
Currently we’re projecting that Genesis Habbo X rooms and rooms connected to Habbo Avatars will accumulate a total of 30,000–35,000 NFTC per day, which is roughly a +20% increase in daily NFTC accumulation.
However, we’re also projecting that the net NFTC balance change will be negative as more credits are spent on upgrading rooms. If we assume that the average room upgrade cost will be around 1,000 NFTC (due to Habbo Avatar owners mainly upgrading from Studio Room 1 to Studio Room 2 and 3) it takes only 30–35 upgrades per day to sink the NFTC that is accumulated due to rooms. The average upgrade cost will keep increasing which will increase the spent on room upgrading in the future.
In addition, we currently have about 31,000,000 NFTC in the ecosystem. This is just enough to upgrade all Studio room 1’s to Studio room 3’s. With this new NFTC sink, there’s a real need to add more NFTC into our ecosystem.
In Q1 of 2023, we aim to introduce a feature for Habbo X rooms we’re calling NFT Factories. This will allow your room to produce brand new and exclusive NFTs for use in Habbo and Habbo X.
For us, rooms are the perfect source of new items, so we’ll add an NFT factory to each Genesis Habbo X room. We understand that room building can be intimidating so the NFT Factory will guarantee your room has utility even if you don’t want to go to Habbo X and decorate your room right from the start!
HUGE NEWS: Habbo Avatars will not get NFT furni factories but instead we are looking to add NFT clothing factories to them next year! More news in the new year 🙌
In the future, rooms may have 0–2 items in their NFT Factory. However, all Genesis Habbo X rooms are guaranteed to be able to produce three items. All NFT factory items will be NFT furni, but some will be primarily used as materials for use in crafting recipes. We’re currently looking to add at least three different uses for these materials:
- Craft an exclusive item using X of the same material. For example, 5x wood might be used to create a table.
- Craft an upgraded seasonal item using a rare crafting material. For example, combining a Deluxe Hot Rod with some sort of Trippy material would create a Trippy version of the Deluxe Hot Rod.
- Use a combination of materials to craft a new item. For example, stone and wood would be used to create a table with a stone top.
Both the furni and material items will come in five rarities:
Genesis Habbo X rooms are guaranteed to have at least one uncommon item. Your room won’t be assigned two of the exact same item.
Using your factory
The cool thing about NFT factories is that the room owners are the sole suppliers for these items. We will never release these items ourselves so it is completely up to the community to mint and supply the items to the people that want them.
As a room owner, you’ll be able to mint one item per month for free. You can mint the other items you have in your factory for a cost:
- First item is free
- Second item costs 50 NFTC
- Third item costs 250 NFTC
You can mint the same item only once per month.
Here’s a scenario. Let’s say your room has the following NFT factory items assigned to it:
- Wood (material)
- Ruby (material)
- Trippy Fridge (furni)
It’s March and you haven’t minted anything yet. You can choose which of the three you mint for free. You choose to mint the ruby material for free. You can’t mint the ruby again during March. You also want to mint the Trippy Fridge which costs 50 NFTC to mint (as this is your second mint of the month). If you would like to mint the remaining item (wood) that would cost you 250 NFTC.
Location, location, location
We’ve already mentioned the perk of having your room in the hotel building that will be the focal point of the Habbo X world (see above section: “The Habbo X world”). When we introduce future areas to the Habbo X world, the furniture items available to build in rooms located in those locations will be limited based on the theme. For example, if we introduced a space station-style area, you’d only be able to access space-themed items to build with. To make it interesting, we’d create new furniture items for use in those areas. The point is that rooms in the Habbo X hotel building will have access to ALL items.
The process of designing the hotel map is more time consuming than originally estimated and we’ve had several iterations of the designs already. Our goal is to give Genesis Habbo X room holders the best location in the hotel, but what this means is still being discussed internally. Therefore, for the time being we ask you to assume that the main location perk is having your room located in the main hotel building.
Rooms after Genesis
Genesis rooms are just the start. In 2023 we will be releasing more rooms which are, like Genesis rooms, located in the Habbo X hotel building. As mentioned towards the start of this article, in 2024 we’ll start releasing new locations with new themes. What those new locations are, time will tell.
Having a room in the hotel though will guarantee that you get access to all the future furni lines that are designed for the new locations.
Habbo Avatar rooms
To us, it is important to guarantee that Habbo Avatars will always come with the best perks. We want anyone who is looking to purchase one to be certain they can have a premium experience in Habbo X — this includes exclusive looks and a room they can build in. Therefore, each Habbo Avatar will come with its own Studio Room. These are similar to minted Habbo X rooms as you can upgrade them and you can access the same item library. In essence, they act almost exactly the same as Habbo X Rooms you can purchase from our upcoming mint.
The room is included in the avatar via trait. You can see from the trait list in OpenSea the room and the room size each Avatar has (check this article to see what that will look like). What this means is that if you sell your avatar, you also sell your room.
Crafted Genesis Habbo Avatars
Our community asked us to give them the option to change the traits on their avatars, so we came up with a solution to this. You can read the full proposal here, but the idea is that you’ll be able to burn two avatars to create a brand new one, choosing traits from each one. The new avatar will be put into a brand new collection called “Crafted Genesis” Habbo Avatars.
Importantly, as both original Habbo Avatars have their own rooms, those rooms are transferred to the newly created Avatar as they are. I.e. you will not need to upgrade or redo your room’s design or layout.
Habbo X: Long Term Plans
We are about to release the very first version of Habbo X. It is important to note that we are still very early. We will keep improving the game and adding new features. In the first half of 2023 we’ll concentrate on adding the missing features: room upgrading and NFT factories. We’ll also be working on improving builder tools and adding new types of items that enable you to monetize your rooms.
Other important features in our roadmap for next year include in-game marketplace (with trading and renting), improved community communication tools such as community chat, and the world and hotel map navigator.
We will release our roadmap for 2023 in Q1. We have SO MUCH planned for next year, it’s going to be insane. Believe me!