Guild Spotlight: Our Favourites

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With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite Guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

Nakonana was kind enough to agree to share her favourites this month! You may have met her in and around Habitica both helping out as a socialite and working on the German and Russian translations of the site. If you haven’t met her before, you might just run into her in the following guilds!

ADHDers Guild 🐿️ : As one of the guildmembers recently said, it is “the one guild that has the most/best advice for staying on top of things and staying focused”. I know, other guilds might claim that for themselves as well, but for us ADHDers (and those who find the advices helpful even if they don’t have ADHD) it sure is a nice and safe space of understanding and support. Oh, and look at that squirrel!

Bakin’ Bakin’ All Day Long: I really enjoy the community and challenges of this guild. Each month there’s a new cake theme, new bread and new country to discover! And people give tips, if one needs help with something. It’s also beginner friendly, so I recommend giving baking a try, if you haven’t yet.

The Otaku and Gamers Dōjō: A guild to talk about anime, manga and games but also Japan related things that go beyond those topics. It hasn’t been too long ago and we would talk about cherries and brownies when it was the time of the sakura blooming… Don’t question it, just visit and join the conversation xD.

The Jobseekers: This guild helped a great deal with my last job search! Implementing the methods learned here, I received more replies to my applications and found a new job way faster than when I tried on my own. If anyone is struggling with job hunting, make sure to check it out.

Go ahead and jump in (and say hi!) if any of those guilds sound like they might be your thing!

If none of those are calling out to you, there are lots of other Guild Spotlights as well, including ones from other contributors — there’s something for everyone. There’s a new spotlight every month, so keep an out for that, too!

Guild Spotlights: Our Favourites

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With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite Guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

This month, we’ve asked one of our Artisans to let us know her favourite guilds! Vikte is responsible for various well-loved backgrounds, equipment pieces and Magic Hatching Potions. Visiting a halfling’s house, or feeding the ducks at a duck pond? You’re hanging out with Vikte’s imagination! You might know her from Pixels in Progress if you hang out there, but you can also catch her in other spots around Habitica!

Cat Lovers. This is the first guild I ever joined – if I remember correctly, a few days after I joined Habitica, there was a Bailey update promoting cat and dog lovers guilds. I love cats and have a lovely tabby named Simba, so it was a no-brainer joining this guild. After a while, the guild leader disappeared, but the guild was still going strong, so I volunteered to be the new leader, which I am to this day. It’s a friendly and supportive guild, in which we share cute stories about our cats, give each other advice on cat care, training, solving behavioural problems etc. The guild is quite active, but not overwhelming, just like us cat people like it.

Pixels in Progress (Aspiring Artisans). As a pixel art contributor to Habitica, I frequent this guild regularly. We workshop the upcomming pixel art for Habitica there. The community is really helpful and nice there. This guild helped me grow as an artist so much, and I constantly witness other people growing way beyond what at first seemed to be their limits. It’s one of those rare exceptions when a crowd is wiser than an individual :D.

Pixel Power. It’s a small but active guild, which creates a lot of themed challenges for pixel artists to compete in. The members give each other feedback, technical tips and support each other’s progress. I’m not its member anymore, because I have enough pixel art related activity in Pixels in Progress, but I’ve just checked the Pixel Power guild and they seem to be doing great!

Star Trek Fans. I’m a huge trekkie who have seen all the series and movies ever released, some of them more than once. I was eager to join a guild of likeminded fans, unfortunately it’s not as active as I wish it was.

Don’t forget to check out these Guilds for yourself using the links above, if any of them sound like they might be your thing! There are lots of other Guild Spotlights as well, including ones from other contributors, and including all kinds of different options for you to check out. There’s a new spotlight every month, so keep an out for that, too!

Guild Spotlights: Our Favourites

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With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite Guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

This month, we’ve asked citrusella to share her favourite guilds! citrusella is a real jack-of-all-trades: you may know her as a Socialite asking questions in the Tavern, a Comrade creating third-party tools, a Scribe editing the wiki, or a Blacksmith helping to fight bugs! You might run into her in the Tavern at any time… or maybe you’ll meet in one of these guilds:

The Crystal Gems: So, since I’m this guild’s owner I was gonna try having a pithy sales pitch like “the show may be done but that’s not the end of the fun!” but it didn’t feel right. o.o The show ended March 27 and the guild’s floating in a sort of limbo while I and the members try to hammer out its future, but I still love every time I see a new messages notification for the guild, even in its quiet moments. (Bonus: Based on when this post comes out, there’s still a few days to get in on the “farewell” challenge I created there in honor of the finale—it closes at the end of April!)

Report a Bug: Really maybe a strange choice—I’m sure most people aren’t looking to join the bug guild, and you definitely shouldn’t be doing general discussing in there, but I really love helping out there from time to time, trying to lighten the load for the “on duty” people there, as it were. It’s not recommended to help there if you’re not very experienced with Habitica/bugs, like higher-tier contributors might be, but that’s part of what I like about it—I don’t just go there to help, sometimes I just read through the bug reports and answers and learn new things! It’s fun to read if you’re into that kind of thing, even if you’re not (yet?) ready to help there.

Ghost Ship: Like donating blood? Like donating organs?! Then this is the guild for you! I became aware of this guild from the “I am an organ donor” challenges for opting into end-of-life organ donation, and it always reminds me I’d like to give more. It’s motivated me to give blood and I’ve also thought of other ways of aiding medicine and such because of the guild. (It’s also got a challenge about end-of-life planning I’ve been meaning to work on working through…)

Horrible Housekeepers of Habitica: I don’t owe all of my housecleaning strides to this guild, but I definitely owe a lot of recent ones to it. In particular, the Climbing Mount Dish challenge hosted there has really gotten my dish-doing in check—I’m really dishwashing-averse, but with the challenge it’s not even that bad! There are other quick and slow housekeeping challenges hosted there, and a supportive chat whether you’re in a time of cleaning triumph or having real difficulty getting stuff tidy.

Check out these Guilds for yourself using the links above, if any of them sound like they might be your thing! But don’t fret if nothing piques your interest this month… there are lots of other Guild Spotlights from other contributors and on all kinds of themes which you can check out. There’s a new spotlight every month, too!

Guild Spotlights: Our Favourites

With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite Guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

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This month’s contributor is QuartzFox, a Socialite, Artisan and Linguist who you might have met in the Tavern, Pixels in Progress, or many other guilds around Habitica! Here are her favourite guilds, in her own words:

There’s A Silly Place to escape to when you need to just let your hair down — or put it up. We share all kinds of silliness, from the “I can’t believe this is a thing” moments to the sublimely ridiculous things we do to have and share fun. Which reminds me, I should email my tree again and see how it’s doing…

At the other end of the spectrum, there’s Just for Today, Don’t Do Anything Stupid — which is the opposite of frivolous. The Guild is there as an informal space to discuss, as openly as one chooses, those moments when faced with The Stupid Thing — whatever behavior it is that you can choose not to do, but might do anyway, because it provides an immediate sense of gratification — even though it’s generally something harmful. The Guild goes through quiet periods, but is always there for anyone who needs to vent, or find support, or commiserate about the temptations we find for ourselves.

Love Pursuers very reliably has a Question of the Week and isn’t so much about trying to find a relationship as it is about looking to understand and share our thoughts about love and relationships with each other. It’s a wonderfully supportive group and it’s wonderful to see all the different perspectives!

Last but certainly not least, the Restricted Diet Guild, while currently still small, is open to anyone who has allergies or sensitivities, or other restrictions on their diet (by choice or not)! Many of us on Habitica want to work on our health behind the keyboard; here’s a Guild where we can share stories and recipes, commiserate and congratulate. There’s so much we can learn from one another!

Check out these Guilds for yourself using the links above, if any of them are calling to you! However, don’t worry if none of these piques your interest this month… there are lots of other Guild Spotlights on this blog that you can check out, and there’s a new spotlight every month!

Helpful Resources for Tough Times

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Hello Habiticans! We’re sure we don’t need to tell you we’re experiencing a unique and stressful time during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you’re all taking care of yourselves as best you’re able, as well as being responsible about doing your part to slow the pace of the outbreak and protect those who may be more vulnerable to serious illness.

We hope to bring you content in the coming days and weeks with helpful information to help you keep up self-care and wellness, necessary tasks, and find activities to help you weather isolation or quarantine. For now, we’ve compiled a list here of some past blog posts that you may find helpful:

Use Case Spotlights: These posts feature tips and tricks from fellow Habitica users related to these tasks and goals.

Mental Health and Wellness

Health and Fitness

Sleep and Rest

Reviewing and Evaluating Your Tasks

Food and Cooking

Guild Spotlights: These posts feature collections of Habitica Guilds dedicated to particular topics and types of goals.

Guilds for Mental Health and Wellness

Guilds for Self-Care

Guilds for Taking a Break

Guilds for Positivity

Guilds for Nutrition and Cooking

Other Features:

Routines: This featured Wiki article has information to help you add structure to your tasks.

Establishing a Meditation Habit in 60 Seconds Per Day (or Less!): A special Behind the Scenes post by Habitica’s Redphoenix about creating a mindfulness routine.

Take care 💜 We love you!

Guild Spotlights: Our Favourites

With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite Guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and maybe some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

Next up for this feature are moderator shanaqui’s picks. You may have seen shanaqui keeping the Tavern tidy, helping out on the Art Trello and answering adventurers’ queries in Report a Bug, but here’s where they hang out when they take their mod hat off!

Gamified Reading: “I’m always worried about meeting my reading goals, so this Guild’s series of reading challenges with “bosses” to defeat are right up my alley. It’s great to have the reminder to check in with the group, and the sense of meeting my goals alongside other people.”

The Legendary Book Club of Habitica: “This is one of the Guilds I’m most active in, making challenges and sharing thoughts on books in general. Everyone’s super friendly and we’ve read a lot of books together!”

Knitting & Crocheting!: “Everyone here is so helpful when you post with problems, and there are Challenges to help you stick to your crafting goals. It’s a nice place to go unwind and just chat about pretty yarn or making a cosy sweater.”

You can jump in and check out these Guilds for yourself at the links above! If none of these sound like your thing, don’t worry! There are lots of other Guild Spotlights on this blog that you can check out, and there’s a new spotlight every month!

Guild Spotlight: Our Favourites

With all the Guilds on Habitica, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. This year, our Guild Spotlights are going to highlight the favourite guilds of Habitica’s staff, moderators and maybe some high-level contributors! If you want to curate your Habitica experience and join active, positive Guilds, this is a great way to pick up some new ideas for Guilds to join.

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We’re starting off the feature with beffymaroo‘s picks. You’ve probably seen beffymaroo around Habitica moderating the Tavern, managing the pixel art and slaying errant tasks, but these are the Guilds she favours when off-duty, and her comments about them!

Cat Lovers: “As you may have seen elsewhere I have an orange cat named Beauford who I love very much! You may have noticed the Tavern has an orange cat in it, she’s a hat from the Enchanted Armoire but slightly recolored to look more like Beauford. Cat Lovers is a very pleasant and active Guild where cat owners can ask each other advice and just generally talk about cats and cat-adjacent topics. They also have a nice Challenge for spending more time having meaningful interaction with your cat.”

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Trivia Fact: The Tavern Cat is named Belleford!

Seamstress Collective: “This sewing Guild is a great place to discuss your projects and get tips and help from other folks who sew! They run some really useful monthly Challenges to help you get motivated to work on a project or use your supplies (I have a fabric hoard and this is very helpful for me!).”

Playing With Power: Nintendo of Habitica: “I’m a somewhat avid gamer when I have time (probably not a surprise!) and when I play it’s mostly on Nintendo systems. This Guild is a great place to meet fellow Nintendo fans and discuss what you’re playing, or ask about other games that interest you.”

If any of those Guilds sound exciting to you, now’s a perfect time to jump in! If not, there are lots of other Guild spotlights to browse through, and there’ll be a new spotlight next month!

New and Notable: Guild Spotlight

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Habitica has a vibrant community, and new Guilds arise all the time. This year, we’re highlighting some of the newer or smaller Guilds which may not get as much traffic as Guilds that are higher up in the list. All of these Guilds have had recent activity and have a minimum number of members; they’re probably a bit quieter than more established Guilds, but they have the potential to grow. Spot something that sounds right up your alley? You know what to do!

The Homeschooler’s Habitat: We know there are a lot of homeschooled people on Habitica, so this one’s for you! If you’re homeschooled, this is a great place to come and chat with folks who know where you’re coming from! It’s intended as a social space, so it’s not all about assignments.

OCD SupportThis guild is designed as a place to get support with the struggles of OCD. It can be isolating and difficult to explain to other people, but this is somewhere you can go and know you’ll be understood!

Deep Dark Reds: If you’ve been neglecting any tasks in your To Do column, you’ll know that deep dark red this guild is talking about! The guild is all about support for completing the long-standing tasks that have been shuffled to the bottom of the pile — and not just on Habitica! It’s all about support for procrastination in general.

So do any of these Guilds sound like they’re up your alley? Go ahead and jump in! Don’t forget to introduce yourself to the group if that seems on-topic for the Guild.

If none of these Guilds sound like your kinda thing, why not check out previous Guild Spotlights for more ideas?

New and Notable: Guild Spotlight

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Habitica has a vibrant community, and new Guilds arise all the time. This year, we’re highlighting some of the newer or smaller Guilds which may not get as much traffic as Guilds that are higher up in the list. All of these Guilds have had recent activity and have a minimum number of members; they’re probably a bit quieter than more established Guilds, but they have the potential to grow. Spot something that sounds right up your alley? You know what to do!

Gamified ReadingIf you’re into scaling the slopes of Mount TBR (that’s Mount To-Be-Read) or risk falling into the clutches of the Reidmorr monster making you pile your reading list higher and higher all the time, the Gamified Reading guild is a new guild which will have regular challenges to help you make more time for reading, reduce your book purchases, and keep up with all your reading obligations!

Stitchcrafters GuildPlagued by UFOs (that’s Unfinished Objects!) and a burgeoning stack of embroidery patterns you need to get around to sometime? This guild has a chat and challenges aimed at helping you get on top of that!

MinimalismLooking for a guild to help you in simplifying, decluttering and clearing your mind? This guild is aimed at people looking for all of those things, with challenges aimed at helping you do just that in all areas of your life.

If any of these Guilds appeals to you, then go ahead and join, and don’t forget to say hi to the group or let them know what you’re aiming to do!

If none of these Guilds are up your alley, why not check out previous Guild Spotlights for more ideas? And next month there’ll be a whole new post with more ideas for potentially overlooked guilds to join!

New and Notable: Guild Spotlight

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Habitica has a vibrant community, and new Guilds arise all the time. This year, we’re highlighting some of the newer or smaller Guilds which may not get as much traffic as Guilds that are higher up in the list. All of these Guilds have had recent activity and have a minimum number of members; they’re probably a bit quieter than more established Guilds, but they have the potential to grow. Spot something that sounds right up your alley? You know what to do!

🐯 Zooniverse Conservation Quest Guild 🌎: This guild is all about work on the citizen science project, Zooniverse! Chat about your favourite project, tricky identifications, or anything else related to Zooniverse! There’s also a challenge to help remind you to stay involved with Zooniverse.

Habitica Cycling Club: Use your bike to commute to work? Cycle for pleasure? Whatever you do, this is a great place to chat about your two-wheeled best friend. There are challenges to jump into as well, including one about bike maintenance!

Playing with Power: Nintendo of Habitica: A guild for lovers of Nintendo, whether you’re a casual gamer or a Twitch superstar! Chat about your games, daydream about the remakes you’d love to see, or yearn for the days of black-and-white Tetris on the original Gameboy, alongside the best of like-minded Habiticans.

If any of these Guilds appeals to you, then you can jump straight in, join and introduce yourself to the group! If not, why not check out previous Guild Spotlights? And next month there’ll be a whole new post with more ideas for potentially overlooked guilds to join!