Ever wondered who were the first users in your hotel ?! It seems you’re not alone, it’s been a hot topic on forums for a long time. Nowadays, easy to find, but it didn’t use to be that way. !! Warning !! This is de-mystifying for any hotel created after hotel Canada (may 2004), and in general, not as hot a topic as people assume it to be (prepare to be disappointed).
Before v11/Habbo homes arrived, it used to be the ‘home phone’ credit code form that revealed the secret (not all hotels have this available). You’d enter your Habbo name and get the code to transfer credits to. That 8-digit code actually shows you where you stand in Habbo history. If you enter ‘Apparatus’ (alias of one of Habbo’s founders) on the UK form, you’ll get “00000009” - Apparatus was the 9th registered user in UK.
Ofcourse, this was guessing and checking if usernames ranked high. Helpful was the fact that if you use the search (for rooms) inside the navigator, and only enter ‘ ’ (a space), you’ll get a list of the first 50+ rooms inside the hotel (note: with introduction of v19 search got improved and this does not work anymore). Lots of hotels have the same room first created: “Kämp” owned by Whatwasit. If usernames were present, they were entered into the credit form, and put into lists if ranking high.
With the release of personal Habbo homepages, there is now a much more easy trick to uncover the full list. Just look at this URL, Apparatus again. Change the number and the homes corresponding to the users will tell all:
Alright, now lets blow this bubble, a little. Lists are there, does this mean those were the first people walking around ? No. Lots of the newer hotels were created with files from older hotels. Which explains those first rooms usually have an “Oh Canada!” owned by Becs in the list (description: first room created in Canada…), and “Habbo Spain” owned by arturo, and “kontrollihuone” (owner hidden). Not really created, just an older hotel partly copied to the new one. Any hotel created after hotel Canada has the same first users, it seems new hotels are build on some template created right after launch of this hotel. Another thing is, also for earlier hotels, most of these were test accounts, never used later on; not that interesting…
Anyway, here’s the lists, first 25, sometimes with information on those first Habbo’s (hover the marked ones (oh, for the record, pictures are no real screenshots, we didn’t meet them in person)). If you can’t be bothered, we extracted the essentials.
Since we explored these numbers anyway, may we jump to some conclusions ?! You’ll roughly see 5 groups: