Cards

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Did one of your Party members just get a promotion? Want to wish someone good luck in an exam? Or is someone a bit under the weather? You can send them a card within Habitica on our web platform! We have several different card types, including a Birthday Card… but let’s allow the Wiki to give us the details:

Cards can be purchased for 10 gold, under the Shops > Market section (direct link). The selection of standard cards includes the following:

  • Birthday Card
  • Congratulations Card
  • Get Well Card
  • Good Luck Card
  • Greeting Card
  • Thank-You Card

There are also two seasonal cards:

  • Valentine Card
  • New Year’s Card

You can read all about the Cards and how to send them to your Party members in the full Wiki article! There are answers on the Wiki to a lot of the most common questions about Habitica, so it’s definitely worth checking it out!

Why not send your Party members a Card today?

Rest in the Inn

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Did you know that you can pause your Dailies? Even in the midst of the most epic quest, it’s possible to step aside and take some time out in the Inn. This can be useful when you’re sick or going on holiday — or when you need to take some time out for self-care! The Wiki has all the information you need about how the Inn works:

A player may rest in the Inn when they are ill, on vacation, or unable to complete their Dailies due to other circumstances. This prevents health loss from incomplete Dailies. If they are on a boss quest, resting in the Inn also stops their Dailies from damaging the other quest participants, but damage from other party members’ missed Dailies will still occur. Party members who are resting do not contribute boss damage or collection items until the next Cron occurs after checking out of the Inn.

Don’t forget to check out the full article on the Wiki! It explains everything about how the Inn mechanic works — and it even has tips on pausing just some of your Dailies.

Hall of Heroes

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

In your time in Habitica, have you ventured into the Hall of Heroes? If you take a moment to step inside this august building, you’ll find inscribed on the walls the names of contributors and patrons of Habitica, all of whom have brought their skills to build the world and community that Habitica has become. The Wiki has more information!

Two halls listing these players’ usernames and contributions have been implemented. These are the Hall of Contributors, which honors content contributors, and the Hall of Patrons, which honors financial supporters.

You can enter the Hall of Heroes through the “Community” section of the fixed bottom navigation menu.

You can check out the full article on the Wiki! Don’t forget to take a peek at the Hall itself: the Habitica team are so proud of and grateful for all the people who have helped make this concept real!

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!

Cosplay

Examples of cosplays from Habiticans
Cosplays by Branderwall, UncommonCriminal, Viccthor and Patrick. Do you recognise the characters?

It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Are you a cosplayer? If you don’t know what cosplay is, it’s when people dress up as their favourite characters, often done at genre conventions. Thanks to all the different gear available on Habitica, you can indulge without having to do any sewing! This month’s highlighted page explains how you can put everything together, and also highlights some past cosplays done by Habiticans.

In Habitica, [cosplay] can be done using costumes, avatar customizations, pets, and mounts. Note, however, that none of the armor sets, weapons, or pets are based directly on any of the characters; They can be assembled to look like them. This page demonstrates some examples, which are entirely based on fan designs. Add your own or join us in the Costume Carnival guild, where the idea of cosplay in Habitica became popular.

Make sure to check out some of the creative combinations people have come up with in the full article!

Food Preferences

It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

If you’ve been on Habitica for long enough to get to level three, you probably have a pet or two already — but do you know how to feed them up so they become mounts? You’ve probably noticed that when you feed a pet, you get a message about whether they liked the food or not. Here’s a little secret: they grow faster on their favourite foods! The Wiki has a handy page that breaks it all down:

A green food bar appears under a pet that has not already been hatched and grown before. This bar tracks a pet’s growth towards becoming a mount.

  • When hatched, a pet starts with 10% of the bar filled.
  • The bar increases by a certain amount each time the pet is fed. Preferred foods fill the Food Bar much faster (10% per item) than non-preferred foods (4% per item).
  • It takes 9 preferred foods or 23 non-preferred foods for a pet to grow into a mount.

Check out the full Wiki article for all the details! But be careful sharing your new knowledge… some people like to figure it out for themselves!

Seasonal Shop

It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Have you heard of Habitica’s Grand Galas? They happen four times a year, celebrating the seasons: you can throw snowballs during the Winter Wonderland event, participate in an Egg Hunt Quest in the Spring Fling, strap on a mermaid tail in the Summer Splash, and assemble your Habitoween costume in the Fall Festival. But did you know about the Seasonal Shop? Here’s the introduction from the Wiki:

The Seasonal Shop is an option underneath the Shops tab, and is run by the Seasonal Sorceress (Siena Leslie aka Lemoness). It is open only during Grand Galas, selling seasonal items such as seasonal gear from previous years, special quest scrolls, and special transformation items only available for purchase during that season. It first opened during Winter Wonderland 2014-2015.

Check out the full article to get all the details! The Seasonal Shop is open right now until January 31st, so why not drop in?

Running a Challenge

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Challenges are great for all kinds of reasons: to get new ideas for tasks, for accountability buddies, for the chance of an extra reward for completing your tasks… and it can also be very rewarding to run challenges about things you’re passionate about. This month’s highlighted Wiki article is about running challenges:

This page explains how to run a challenge, with guidance on how to create, edit, and end a challenge. For more information on challenges, including how to participate, view the Challenges page. If you seek further suggestions for running a challenge, you may want to look at the Advanced Tips for Challenge Creators page.

Check out the full article, and maybe consider giving it a try with something you’d like to get people doing!

Places in Habitica

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Sometimes, in using Habitica as a productivity app, we lose sight of why it’s so effective: the game! This month’s highlighted Wiki post focuses on some of the lore of Habitica. Take a moment to discover a little more about the Habitican world through which we run as we complete our tasks and battle each Boss — remember to pack a raincoat for the Taskan Countryside, and wrap up warm to scale Mount Habitica to meet the Unicorn Queen…

Habitica is the name of both the Habitica game, and the imaginary world in which events in the game take place. It contains many locations, including virtual locations that can be visited in the game, other locations that are only mentioned in the game, and locations that are unofficial and have been imagined by members of the Habitica community.

Get a geography lesson from the full article here!

Quest Shop

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It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

One of the ways Habitica encourages you to complete your tasks is the Quest system, where you can accumulate damage or collect items by completing your tasks… and where you get damaged by bosses if you fail to complete all your Dailies! So the Quest Shop is one of the most important locations on Habitica, and the Wiki has a great article explaining just what you can find there, and what it all means. Here’s an excerpt:

When shopping, you can learn a lot about a quest simply by looking at its icon.

Each scroll in the Quest Shop shows a picture that represents its contents. Quest lines are numbered and all display the same picture, which is related to the final boss in the line. Pet quests show a picture of an egg that matches the pet contained inside. The number of scrolls the player currently owns appears in the top right corner within a grey circle. If a scroll displays a lock icon, prerequisites must be met before it can be bought. To see the name and difficulty of a quest, hover over the scroll. Collection quests will also show the number of objects to be collected.

Check out the full article for all the details!