Habbox Rare Values
|Habbox Rare Values|
|Operating years:||2004 - Present|
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Habbox Rare Values, also known as the Rare Values Department or abbreviated as HxRV or RVD, has been a prominent service of Habbox.com since 2004. Habbox Rare Values has been highly regarded by the Habbo community for many years and are attributed as a large part of Habbox's success. The popularity of Habbox Rare Values led to many other fansites attempting to provide their own Rare Values, often with limited success. Following the merge and the introduction of the Habbo Marketplace the use of Habbox Rare Values diminished significantly for certain furni types, but remains a sought after function of the website. The system was lost with the launch of Habbox.com Version Seven in 2016, but was rebuilt and relaunched in partnership with Ultra Rare Trade in 2018.
HaleKane currently manages the department with the assistance of Senior ModKyle.
|Job title||Job description|
|(Assistant) Rare Values Management||The Rare Values Management, currently HaleKane, oversees the department and makes sure all of the staff are doing their jobs correctly. He also hire and dismiss any staff while keeping the department running successfully.|
|Senior (Values/Assets) Staff||The Senior staff aid junior staff (especially trialists) and will aid the Rare Values Manager, taking the temporary lead when they are away.|
|Values Reporter||These people are an integral part of the department – they’re the ones who value furniture and play and important role within the department.|
|Assets Staff||These people are better at history, images and research. This is another side to the Values role – they add images and names on the database; it’s their job to ensure everything is updated correctly.|
|Rare Values Advisor||This role was introduced during the reform by lawrawrrr. They discuss ideas and give feedback on ideas mentioned by management/staff. Competition is very tight for these roles, and the people who fill them are well-respected on Habbo and Habbox for their knowledge when it comes to trading on Habbo, the Rare Values department itself or are just renowned for their good grasp of general market activity.|
Rare Values Managers (RVMs)
|Rare Values Managers||Start Date||End Date||Length of tenure|
|Graspingg||07-Nov-2020||26-Oct-2021||353 days (11 months, 19 days)|
|Rebloggers||28-Jan-2020||07-Nov-2020||285 days (9 months, 11 days)|
|Ozad||07-Dec-2018||28-Jan-2020||417 days (1 year, 1 months, 21 days)|
|DJ_Shadow||21-Sep-2017||27-Nov-2018||432 days (1 year, 2 months, 6 days)|
|Zipol||07-Jan-2017||21-Sep-2017||258 days (8 months, 15 days)|
|iSmexi||18-Aug-2016||06-Jan-2017||142 days (4 months, 20 days)|
|welshcake||04-Mar-2015||28-Jul-2015||147 days (4 months, 25 days)|
|-:Undertaker:-||03-Apr-2014||19-Jan-2015||292 days (9 months, 17 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||11-Jul-2013||02-Apr-2014||266 days (8 months, 23 days)|
|Samanfa||21-Apr-2013||11-Jul-2013||82 days (2 months, 21 days)|
|Pigperson||01-Apr-2012||19-Apr-2013||384 days (1 year, 19 days)|
|Samanfa||17-Oct-2011||01-Apr-2012||168 days (5 months, 16 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||07-Apr-2011||17-Oct-2011||194 days (6 months, 11 days)|
|-Danube-||18-Oct-2010||07-Apr-2011||172 days (5 months, 21 days)|
|-:Undertaker:-||09-May-2010||18-Oct-2010||163 days (5 months, 10 days)|
|Faboosh||15-Nov-2009||09-May-2010||176 days (5 months, 25 days)|
|Immenseman||02-Feb-2009||20-Apr-2009||78 days (2 months, 19 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||22-Dec-2008||02-Feb-2009||43 days (1 month, 12 days)|
|-Danube-||26-Aug-2008||22-Dec-2008||119 days (3 months, 27 days)|
|PaulMacC||28-Jun-2008||26-Aug-2008||60 days (1 month, 30 days)|
|Immenseman||30-Sep-2007||15-Jul-2008||290 days (9 months, 16 days)|
|Lost-shark||11-Sep-2007||24-Jan-2008||136 days (4 months, 14 days)|
|Immenseman||18-Jul-2007||11-Sep-2007||56 days (1 month, 25 days)|
|J1MI||18-May-2007||23-Jul-2007||128 days (4 months, 6 days)|
|Ymo||18-March-2007||13-May-2007||57 days (1 month, 26 days)|
|-:Undertaker:-||29-Dec-2006||18-March-2007||80 days (2 months, 19 days)|
|Mit||16-Apr-2006||26-Dec-2006||255 days (8 months, 11 days)|
|Smiddy1234||30-Nov-2005||16-Apr-2006||138 days (4 months, 18 days)|
|.:OGGY:.||05-May-2005||30-Nov-2005||210 days (6 months, 26 days)|
|Steve330||25-March-2005||26-Apr-2005||33 days (1 month, 2 days)|
|doraemonkiller||16-Feb-2005||25-March-2005||38 days (1 month, 10 days)|
|[email protected]||10-Jul-2004||09-Dec-2004||153 days (5 months)|
Assistant Rare Values Managers (ARVMs)
|Assistant Rare Values Managers||Start Date||End Date||Length of tenure|
|HaleKane||07-Nov-2020||26-Oct-2021||353 days (11 months, 19 days)|
|ARGENTINIEN||12-Feb-2019||28-Jan-2020||350 days (11 months, 16 days)|
|davecool656||26-Apr-2014||30-Jun-2014||66 days (2 months, 5 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||26-Jun-2013||11-Jul-2013||16 days (0 months, 16 days)|
|Auffant1||02-Sep-2012||18-Feb-2013||170 days (5 months, 17 days)|
|Samanfa||01-Apr-2012||14-Jul-2012||105 days (3 months, 14 days)|
|Pigperson||16-Jan-2012||01-Apr-2012||77 days (2 months, 17 days)|
|Samanfa||28-Jun-2011||17-Oct-2011||112 days (3 months, 20 days)|
|Mintson18||07-Apr-2011||02-May-2011||26 days (0 months, 26 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||22-Nov-2010||07-Apr-2011||137 days (4 months, 17 days)|
|-Danube-||12-May-2010||18-Oct-2010||160 days (5 months, 7 days)|
|Faboosh||09-May-2010||12-May-2010||4 days (0 months, 4 days)|
|-:Undertaker:-||15-Nov-2009||09-May-2010||176 days (5 months, 25 days)|
|Netaxes||17-Apr-2009||15-Nov-2009||213 days (6 months, 30 days)|
|Mr-Trainor||25-Nov-2008||22-Dec-2008||28 days (0 months, 28 days)|
|Ugawa||28-Jun-2008||26-Aug-2008||60 days (1 months, 30 days)|
|PaulMacC||19-Feb-2008||28-Jun-2008||131 days (4 months, 10 days)|
|Jordang16||27-Sep-2007||19-Feb-2008||146 days (4 months, 24 days)|
|Lost-shark||28-June-2007||11-Sep-2007||76 days (2 months, 15 days)|
|J1MI||02-May-2007||18-May-2007||17 days (0 months, 17 days)|
|Immenseman||17-Apr-2007||18-May-2007||32 days (1 month, 2 days)|
|Ymo||20-Jan-2007||18-Mar-2007||58 days (1 months, 27 days)|
|-:Undertaker:-||17-Sep-2006||29-Dec-2006||104 days (3 months, 13 days)|
|Cigaret||17-Apr-2006||17-Sep-2006||154 days (5 months, 1 day)|
|Mit||04-Dec-2005||16-Apr-2006||134 days (4 months, 13 days)|
|Smiddy1234||01-Jul-2005||30-Nov-2005||153 days (5 months, 0 days)|
|Steve330||18-Feb-2005||25-Mar-2005||36 days (1 month, 8 days)|
|doraemonkiller||11-Oct-2004||16-Feb-2005||129 days (4 months, 6 days)|
How the department operates
The Rare Values on the site are dependent on values that have been witnessed within both trades and Marketplace. The team has also historically allowed members of Habbox Forum to suggest values if they are incorrect. The values can only be edited on the website by the Rare Values Reporters and (Assistant) Rare Values Manager. The values are updated as regularly as possible however some new releases may initially be volatile due to them settling into the market.
Former Department Structure (2004 to 2014)
- Rare Values Manager - Mainly run the department, approve/decline values from Rare Values Reporters and delegate to the Head Rare Values Reporters.
- Assistant Rare Values Manager - Aid and assist the Rare Values Manager in running the department, manage staff permissions.
- Head Rare Values Reporter - Approve or deny Rare Values Reporters updates, and update values themselves too.
- Trade Expert - Ask for values to be updated on the site, larger workload than Rare Values Reporters.
- Rare Values Reporter - Ask for values to be updated on the site (minimum 30 approved per week).
- Head Rare Values Furni Editor - Edit the furni included on the Habbox Rare Values section of the main site and add new releases etc. Add new categories, including category icons and catalogue headers. Head Rare Values Furni Editors can also work on the values side of the department, by helping to approve or deny Rare Values Reporters updates and by reporting values of their own.
- Rare Values Furni Editor - Edit the furni included on the Habbox Rare Values section of the main site and add new releases etc.
Current Department Structure (2014 onwards)
- (Assistant) Rare Values Manager
The formal head of the department, writer of staff guides as well as working closely with General Management. The (Assistant) Rare Values Manager is in charge of staff relations as well as writing the weekly/monthly reports for the department.
- Senior/Head Values Staff
Submit values of their own, Senior Values Staff also aid junior staff (especially trialists) and will aid the Rare Values Manager when he/she is away, and occasionally submit feedback with monthly reports.
- Values Reporter
Values staff are an integral part of the department - they're the ones who value furniture.
- Values Assets Staff
Some people are better at history, images and research. This is the other side to the Values' role - we couldn't value furni without having the images and names on the database.
- Rare Values Advisors
This role isn't an official staff role and there won't be any specific minimums, although they will be expected to contribute to the reforms.
- Trialist Rare Values Staff
All new staff who join the Rare Values department will be given a trial normally lasting 2 weeks, after this time they'll be a fully fledged RV member of staff, given they've passed their trial.
This is the official auction room for Habbox which is owned by General Manager (campaigns) ozad, the room was designed by our very talented Habbox Room Builders team and opened in February 2022. The auction is moderated by the current rare values manager HaleKane with the assistance from his rare values staff team. To access the auction room just click here or type :roomid 58898532 in to the Habbo search box!
Early years (2004-2010)
In 2006 the Department was rocked by mass resignations - over half the department - and public outcry concerning the events of the Samovar Crisis which led to rival sites such as Vodor.net and HHGS taking a slice of Habbox's market share. Habbox Rare Values ultimately recovered by 2008 and are still here to this day.
During 2006 and 2007 (and again in 2013-2014) a popular article series was written as a joint venture between the Habbox Articles Department and the Rare Values Department entitled Rare Values Weekly. Like the now-abolished Rare Watch Editor role, this was technically separate to HxRV.
Later years (2010 onwards)
In 2010 Sulake introduced the Marketplace which dramatically changed how items on the hotel were traded. Formerly, the only way to value an item was to check the value on Habbox, know it yourself from experience/friends or to look at a rival rare values site other than Habbox. The strong influence and sway the Rare Values Department and Habbox held on rare values was for a time called into question after the release of the Marketplace, but it still serves a necessary and important function considering the Marketplace does not have a constant supply of all items (especially those of very limited stock) and is prone to manipulation.
In the July of 2014, the Department turned 10 years old and this was marked by major changes to the staff roles, which required reforming after a decade of virtually no changes despite the many taking place on Habbo Hotel itself. The creation of a permanent Coat of Arms (above) for the department as a symbol of the role of the department as well as the history of the department to celebrate a decade of Habbox Rare Values was commissioned and designed by the then Rare Values Manager -:Undertaker:- and created by then Graphics staff Jurv.
From 2015 to 2016 the Rare Values Department fell, for the first time in its history, under the direct control of Habbox General Management while the new system was under development.
Between 2016 and 2018, Rare Values did not have a site presence as it was not developed with Habbox.com Version Seven. The system was built from scratch and relaunched in partnership with Ultra Rare Trade in 2018.
Department Records & Trivia
- The Rare Values Department is one of the oldest departments on Habbox. The birthday of the department is recognised as the date which the inaugural Rare Values Manager [email protected] was hired.
- Immenseman, Mr-Trainor and -:Undertaker:- have each held the managerial position a record three times, with -Danube- and Samanfa each holding it twice.
- In terms of combined reigns, -:Undertaker:- has served the longest period of time as Rare Values Manager; a grand total of 535 days. Mr-Trainor has served as Rare Values Manager for 503 days in total, with DJ_Shadow next at 432 days - the longest single run as RV Manager.
- HaleKane has served the longest period of time as Assistant Rare Values Manager; a grand total of 353 days.
- Mr-Trainor has been the only person to hold the Head Rare Values Furni Editor role in the department.
- lawrawrrr and welshcake became the first and thus far only acting Rare Values Managers in 2015 and 2016. Out of both, welshcake has served the longest in an acting capacity with a reign of 388 days which came to an end in August 2016.
- Boxed Auction was opened in February 2022 and is the official auction room for Habbox owned by ozad and designed by the Habbox Room Builders.