HoboArena

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HoboArena is a special, short-term HoboWars version that provides both young and new hobos a chance to battle each other on a level playing field. All hobos start at age 1 and compete for a short amount of time to see which hobo is truly the greatest.

HoboArena Version 1

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HoboArena Version 2

In 2013, HoboArena received a complete makeover. The code was updated to use the current codebase of HoboWars and Facebook HoboWars (and eventually HoboWars2). This allowed for events such as Adventures, UFC, the updated Side Wars setup, among other events and areas. However, due to the short competition event time of 90 days, some aspects of the game were altered to provide better game play.

It has been said that different rounds of the Arena would provide different special rules along with different prize categories. This will allow hobos to compete in many different prize categories using various techniques and game locations.

But what really sets the remake of Arena apart is that hobos don't create an account on HoboArena. Instead they use their pre-existing accounts on HoboWars, HoboWars2, or Facebook HoboWars to battle in the Arena rounds. Prizes are rewarded to these main versions, allowing for more unique prizes.

Round 1

The opening round of the new Arena had a few minor adjustments made mid-round. These included the removal, or adjustment of certain foods and other items that were deemed to be too powerful in the initial days of the round. In addition, this round marked the introduction of 2 new game locations; the Raffle Room and the Boxing Stadium.

The round began on June 4th, 2013 and lasted for 90 days.

Special Rules

-- Unique Rules go here --


Prize Categories

There were 4 prize categories

For all categories:

  • 1st Place receives 10 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 8 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 5 DPs
  • 4th Place receives 3 DPs
  • 5th Place receives 1 DP

Additional Prizes include

Prize Winners

Place Highest Level Most Intelligent Biggest Boozer Tallest Can Pyramid
1st Beans (686) - FBHW Kayti (82) - HW1 Adios (377) - FBHW Hoozer (158) - HW1
2nd Rayhem (935) - HW1 Crusty (373) - HW1 Hecklrs (156) - HW2 Schmidt (115) - HW1
3rd SPCK (324) - HW1 Shawshank (173) - FBHW Vagablonde (687) - HW1 Hotair (53) - HW1


Round 2

The beginning of the second round helped coin the phrase "Rat Wars", in which rats were deemed overpowered. In addition, this round marked the introduction of 1 new game location, the Cave of Trials, which allowed players to unlock the Arena Badass tattoo on their main version accounts.

The round began on November 17th, 2013 and lasted for 90 days.

Special Rules

Round Changes:

  • Candy effects from dumpster are less powerful:
    • Overpowered candies limited.
    • Intel restrictions on some finds.
  • University gains have been increased.
    • Gains from intel have also been increased (so a double win there).
  • Experience Gains have been adjusted.
    • EXP gains at the HH are reduced when not alive.
    • EXP gains from non-NPC fighting increased.
    • EXP gains from begging decreased.
  • NPC Arena characters difficulty reduced slightly (so you can get to the higher ones).
  • Adventure Gear Max Level = 10.
  • Standard Gear prices decreased (20% of normal cost).
  • Additional ways to get banked cash were added.
  • All players start with 100T when the round begins!
  • All players start with 7 donator days when the round begins!


Prize Categories

There were 4 prize categories

For all categories:

  • 1st Place receives 10 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 8 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 5 DPs
  • 4th Place receives 3 DPs
  • 5th Place receives 1 DP

Additional Prizes include

Prize Winners

Place Highest Level Most Banked Cash Biggest Warmonger Tallest Can Pyramid
1st Rezender (268) - HW1 SPCK (324) - HW1 fInk (17) - FBHW ARETOO (803) - HW1
2nd Pats (183) - HW1 Hotair (53) - HW1 roofoo (62) - HW1 Zippey (76) - HW1
3rd Rado (3782) - FBHW Andrew (908) - HW1 Pats (183) - HW1 aen (214) - HW1

Round 3

Round 3 was the April Fool's round, with unusual categories to allow different players a chance at top prizes, and a single new Item as the Top 3 prize for all categories.

The round began on April 1st, 2014 and lasted for 30 days.

Special Rules

  • Rats
    • Overall rat damage output should be lower now and vary within a smaller range. Rat Defense has been made more effective.
    • Critical Hits have had their effectiveness dropped by 1/2, so cave rat now boosts damage by 50% instead of 100%, octo rat now boosts damage by 350% instead of 700%, etc.
    • Ballerina Rat now does a special more powerful attack if they try to charm an already charmed enemy.
    • Raver Rat and Rollerderby Rat now buff your stats some. Lab rat buffs or debuffs by 4% instead of 3% now.
  • Boxing
    • Boxing payouts have been cut in half.
  • City Pawn
    • The PP cost of gum purchases at City Pawn now increases with each buy. This is to prevent abuse with the Gumball category.
  • Cave of Trials
    • Some people have asked whether the Cave of Trials would be here this round. It WILL, though no one is expected to be able to complete it in a single month. If you can, kudos. Otherwise you can still earn a few raffle tickets there.
  • Adventures
    • Because of the shortened round length, for this round you can PAY cash moneys to autocomplete the adventure sets at the Short Bus from the moment the round starts.
  • Begging
    • Begging exp gains have been reduced by about 25%
  • RPSLS
    • The formulas for clue accuracy and goatses have been adjusted to make it more difficult to make crazy bank playing rpsls.
  • Toy Store
    • Chewin' Chuck, who you will report to to trade in your pre-chewed gum, is hanging out in front of the toy store.

Prize Categories

There were 4 prize categories

For all categories:

  • 1st Place receives 3 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 2 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 1 DP

Additional Prizes include

Prize Winners

Place Biggest Gumball Fouriest Jelly Bean Counter Mystery (Most Intel)
1st (.)(.) (4599) - HW2 Adios (377) - FBHW dirtypiston (49) - HW1 Boombastic (1178) - HW1
2nd ARETOO (803) - HW1 InC0Gnit0 (3130) - HW1 Dan (903) - HW2 BigDrunk (5665) - FBHW
3rd Rayhem (935) - HW1 Crusty (373) - HW1 Kenny (5660) - FBHW Jesus H. (286) - HW2

Round 4

Round 4 was all about rats and begging, with new categories, new prizes, and the debut of the Beg-Off.

The round began on August 1st, 2014 and lasted for 60 days.

Special Rules

  • Rats
    • Rats no longer gain meals from fights
    • You can purchase as many cages as you want now, though the price increases with each one. Also, the Rat Wheel is gone. Instead you can now purchase rats. You unlock a new rat type every 5 levels. You can only purchase a rat you don't already have.
    • Clarifications: Combined Rat Level does NOT include dead rats or rat sublevels. The rat cron WILL run on the final reset.
  • Begging
    • You can now over-beg an area to the point where fewer people drop cash. If you wait a while it will return to normal.
    • If you beg somewhere no one else is begging, you'll get better returns.
    • Beg levels unlock earlier and cost less. Beg level 5 now unlocks a special new reward.
    • A new feature, Beg-offs, are being introduced this round. Click on the "Beg-offs" stat in your living area to learn more.
    • The Begging Master has been removed from the High School.
  • Other
    • The cash wish at Loompaland doesn't pay out as much anymore
    • The 711 runs out of scratchoffs for the day after you buy 100
    • The City Pawn Magnet now unlocks with the Canbodia Adventures
    • Mining gear has been reduced in price. Also, mining stat gains have been increased.
    • Jimmy Newman Neanderthal now gives ore instead of rocks as a special prize
    • Training gains have been increased at all 3 schools
    • Your Piggy Bank now comes with a tiny investment broker. He'll let you put some of your on-hand cash in the bank each day, for a price.

Prize Categories

There were 4 prize categories

For all categories:

  • 1st Place receives 10 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 8 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 5 DPs
  • 4th Place receives 3 DPs
  • 5th Place receives 1 DP

Additional Prizes include

Prize Winners

Place Highest Begging Stat Combined Rat Level Biggest Drunkards Most Banked Cash
1st Rezender (268) - HW1 Adios (377) - FBHW dirks (736) - HW1 Archer (292) - HW1
2nd Hotair (53) - HW1 Invisible flnk (17) - FBHW Rado (3782) - FBHW Creps (673) - HW1
3rd Doody (12) - HW1 burnEy. (3) - HW1 Haruhi (5644) - HW1 Titwank (850) - HW1

Round 5

Round 5 was the first round in which players could use all their Arena hobos from various versions to fight it out to choose rules and categories from options Cube! set up. It also introduced Grand Arena Champion as a category.

The round began on November 3rd, 2014 and lasted for 30 days.

Special Rules

  • All point rewards have been removed. Some have been replaced with raffle tickets for prizes.
  • Arena opponents start to get stronger after you beat them enough times.
  • Overcrowding while begging will now affect exp and begging stat gains as well as cash. On the flip side, you should see fewer terrible begging spots if you move around.
  • Costs to autocomplete adventures have been adjusted.
  • You can now pay to unlock the next adventure day early if you have completed the current day.
  • You can no longer get the king's cup if you autcomplete the 3rd adventure set. The KKC+ is now accessible if you do have the king's cup.
  • RPSLS is now limited to 50 plays per day at $25 increments. Also, your score at the end of each day sets a new floor you cannot go below on the following days.
  • Exp gains in the haunted house have been knocked back some and the level requirement to enter lowered
  • Bowling is limited to 10 games per day.
  • Boxing changes:
    • cash no longer goes straight to bank
    • boxing stat gains at trainer reduced by 1/3
    • no more wait time while janitors clean up
    • boxing npcs get stronger every time you collect cash. They are reset to base power once a day.
    • unlocks at level 50
  • A clarification about the Grand Arena Champion's prizes: The top 10 will all get a prize, but the prizes are better if you place higher.

Prize Categories

There were 5 prize categories

For all categories:

  • 1st Place receives 3 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 2 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 1 DP

Additional Prizes include

Non-GAR Prize Winners

Place Highest Level Highest Begging Stat Most War Points Most Intelligent
1st Archer (292) - HW1 Blaxx (7383) - HW2 Kamikaze (1611) - HW1 Kayti (82) - HW1
2nd Creps (673) - HW1 SPCK (324) - HW1 El-ahrairah (3143) - HW2 Haruhi (5644) - HW1
3rd dirks (736) - HW1 i; a man. (89) - HW1 T¤nkgirl Red (1527) - HW1 Rezender (268) - HW1

Round 6

-- Round Overview goes here --

The round began on March 2nd, 2015 and will last for 60 days.

Special Rules

  • If you're participating in sidewars, attack, and win, you take 2 WP instead of 1.
  • Removed equalization from city explore fights.
  • Removed the special city explore event that could result in unusually large exp gains.
  • Increased begging stat required to buy upgrades from 20% of original values to 50% of original values.
  • Cost to autocomplete an adventure set increased from $100k to $200k.
  • BAC now ticks down at half the normal speed
  • You no longer gain WP from any flag captures beyond three in a day. The other side still loses WP.
  • The hacksaw and magnet have had their costs reduced at City Pawn.
  • The Atlas now only costs 100 cans.
  • The Address Book is now acquired as part of the first adventure automatically at the same time you get the phone.
  • A new food item, the Vitamax Booze Tablets, are available at City Pawn. It should be useful if you're going for the drinking category.
  • As voted on by the players before the round started:
    • Mystery Category
    • Rats disabled in battle
    • TBS increased by 10% in battle
    • Everybody begins round with 100 Intel

Prize Categories

There are 5 prize categories

For featured categories:

  • 1st Place receives 7 DPs
  • 2nd Place receives 6 DPs
  • 3rd Place receives 4 DPs
  • 4th Place receives 2 DPs
  • 5th Place receives 1 DP

For remaining categories:

Additional Prizes include

Prize Winners

Place Combined Rat Levels Biggest Drunkards Biggest Can Collection Mystery Category
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