Tressley, how did you get involved with Habitica?
I had been an early HabitRPG user, but hadn’t been using it very often and was never much of a contributor. In late 2015, I picked up Habitica and became a regular, somewhat active user (all thanks to Parties.) I saw a post in the Tavern about Habitica looking for a UI designer, so I fired my portfolio off to Vicky. A few weeks later, I had a video chat with her and Leslie and they brought me on to help contribute to the web redesign.
What’s your proudest contribution to Habitica?
This is actually a tough one. I’ve always been proud of the faceted icon style we introduced for HP, EXP, Mana, and classes. Those were one of my first contributions and approved designs.
What are your secret superpowers?
When I was younger, a kid at my lunch table had a bag of Andy Capp’s Hot Fries and everyone was talking about how hot they were. Now, Andy Capp’s Hot Fries are my absolute favorite, so I took this opportunity as my time to shine. I was going to wow the whole lunch table. I bet the kid that I could eat his whole bag of hot fries without a single drink. Sure enough, he handed the bag over and that’s exactly what I did. I guess it’s not a superpower, but I did get a whole bag of hot fries.
What are your secret weaknesses?
It’s not even a secret, I will tell you; the smell of canned tunafish.
What are your favorite Habitican pets/mounts?
The Veteran Wolf has been by my side for as long as I can remember. I tend to not have a mount equipped, but it’d have to be the White Tiger. It reminds me of White Blaze from Ronin Warriors.
What some things you’re tracking in Habitica?
I’d have to say the number one thing I use Habitica for is keeping track of my pomodoros throughout the day. I also use it to keep track of how much water I’ve had.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’ve been playing drums for close to 15 years, but had to take a break while I lived in various apartments in the city. I now have a home with a basement, so if I’m not behind the computer, I’m behind my drums.
What are your top Habitica tips and tricks?
Roll a rogue, cast Backstab. 🙂 In all seriousness, join a party or start your own! For me, the extra accountability helped me stay on top of Habitica. Plus, you can crush quests and get geared.
Where do you like to hang out in Habitica?
I’d say I’ve always been a lurker, but I like to bounce into the Tavern to see what the community is chatting about.