The Mage’s Tower

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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!

The Mage’s Tower is the repository of all sorts of wisdom, from Class-specific guides to how to get the most out of Habitica to guides on how to make Habitica even harder. There are guides from many different contributors with all kinds of different approaches to setting up their tasks and taking on bosses. As the article itself says:

The Magi have always been mysterious folks. Centuries of research and attunement have revealed Tips & Tricks to cope in the world of Habitica.

This is a place to share your general productivity tips as well as to present ways you have customized your version of Habitica.

Check out the full page here to see all the different tips and tricks you can access!

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Grand Gala

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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!

If you’ve been a member of Habitica for a while, you’ve probably noticed some of the Grand Gala festivities. Four times a year, Habitica-wide events open up celebrating the season, with specially themed armor, transformation items and avatar customisation options!

The Grand Galas are the four seasonal events that happen each year in Habitica:

They usually start on or near the seasonal equinoxes or solstices and end on the last day of the following month, lasting about a month and a half total.

Check out the Wiki page to learn all about it, and follow the links to the events to learn more about what to expect from them.

Contributing to 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!

Did you know that Habitica is open source and that a lot of our art and coding are done by volunteers? We have a rich contributor community, with rewards available for those who keep it up: a nifty title, gems, and even contributor-exclusive items. There are all kinds of ways to contribute, and this month’s featured Wiki post is a great jumping off point for figuring out what you can do, and how to do it!

Everyday people with everyday lives devote their time and energy to creating and maintaining everything you see here on this wiki and at Habitica. Whether you want to earn the contributor rewards and titles or you just like the open-source model, we welcome you to contribute to the project. Please jump in where you feel comfortable contributing; there are a wide range of roles available.

Feel free to join the Aspiring Legends: Contributing to Habitica guild to talk about giving back!

Check out the full Wiki post here for all the details. If you’ve always wanted that colored username or the Hydra pet, this is your chance to jump on in!

Creating a Unique Experience

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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 great things about Habitica is that you can change all kinds of things to make it work for you. From using tags to organise your tasks to creating a custom reward for Mana potions, there are all kinds of levels of customization that will let you make Habitica everything you need it to be. In fact, a lot of people don’t know about some of the features they could be using, and it can take some exploration to figure out how to make Habitica the productivity app of your dreams. This month’s highlighted Wiki posts has some ideas for you on exactly how to do that, whether you just want to gamify your tasks even more or you want to create a custom class beyond the four standard ones.

Habitica offers a game play setup designed to encourage users to be productive. It places most of the game decisions on the player, allowing them to dictate their own experience. Players will find suggestions to create a unique experience such as Naming Your TasksGamifying Your Lists, and Self-Imposed Challenges. This article explores these topics and more, with links that provide additional information.

So if you’ve been dying to play as a Bloodmage, check out the full Wiki article here! The Wiki is always a great place to find information and learn about how other people use Habitica, so it’s more than worth a look.

Pomodoro

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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 major productivity techniques people on Habitica talk about is the Pomodoro: a 25-minute stint of focused work, followed by a five-minute break… and then another 25-minute stretch of focused work. It’s called a Pomodoro after the tomato-shaped timer originally used by Francesco Crillo, who came up with the technique. Guilds on Habitica take it to the extreme with tomato throwing contests, prizes for those who complete the most ‘poms’, and a whole wealth of challenges related to the technique.

So this week’s highlighted Wiki post is all about how to use that technique alongside your Habitica setup:

The simplest way to use Habitica to support the Pomodoro technique is to use a mechanical device like a kitchen timer or an electronic device to time each Pomodoro. Players then track their activity manually on Habitica with a combination of HabitsDailies, and potentially Rewards.

By creating a Habit for each completed Pomodoro and optionally a second Habit for each completed set, Habiticans can track how many Pomodori they complete in a day.

Check out the full Wiki page here for more tips, tricks and resources for supercharging your productivity using both Habitica and the Pomodoro Technique!

Guild Creation and Maintenance Tips

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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!

Guilds are one of the key social spaces in Habitica. You can join as many as you like, and they cover all kinds of topics from productivity to crafting to managing your finances — and if you can’t find the kind of Guild you’re looking for, it only takes four Gems to create it. The Wiki page we’re featuring this month has tips for exactly that: how to create a Guild, how to promote it, how to get people engaged and chatting in the Guild once you’ve got it set up… The Wiki page is a one-stop shop for almost anything you might want to know before you set up a Guild.

Here’s a quote from the page which sums it all up:

This page is about creating and maintaining an active and successful guild. The tips will be useful for any guild leader, and for those planning to lead either a new or existing guild.

It is easy to create a new guild. It is more difficult to create a guild that is successful. Once a guild is created, it takes effort to keep a guild active. “Dead” guilds (i.e., guilds that are inactive or fail to gain momentum) clutter up the list of public guilds. The guild leader has several ways to prevent this. If a guild leader wishes to step down, it is easy to hand over guild leadership to another member.

So if you’re interested in starting a Guild — or breathing new life into one you’ve been maintaining for a while — then you should definitely take a look at the page here!

Perfect Day

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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!

The first time a Habitican completes each and every task on their list for the day, they receive the Perfect Day badge. Every time you complete all your tasks, you get +1 on that achievement — but that’s not all! This month’s highlighted Wiki post is all about that elusive Perfect Day, what it does for you, and how exactly you can make sure to get it every day (or nearly: even the most motivated Habitican needs a break now and then).

The Perfect Day achievement is awarded when a player completes all Dailies that are due that day. In addition to the normal rewards (goldXP, and taking no damage) the player receives an achievement on their profile and a special bufffor the following day (+level / 2 to all attributes, capped at a buff of 50 points at level 100). If the player’s level is an odd number, their level will be rounded up to the nearest even number before the buff is applied.

And of course, a Perfect Day means you’ve done everything you needed to do, so the achievement and the boost you get for the next day are only what you deserve. So if that shiny badge tempts you (and who wouldn’t be tempted by that?), you should definitely take a look at the Perfect Day page to get all the info, and tips on setting up your tasks to make it more possible to achieve. You can find it here!

Keeping Parties Motivated

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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!

Greetings, denizens of Habitica! One of the key features of Habitica which makes it work as an accountability tool is the Party system. It’s easier to force yourself to get up and do that last load of laundry if you know the boss is going to attack your friends far too hard if you don’t, right? Parties can be more motivating when they’re active, friendly and fun, and this can be especially important to pay attention to if you’re partying up with people you only know from Habitica. This month’s featured Wiki article is on Keeping Parties Motivated:

Parties are one of the primary social features of Habitica. Players in a party have their own chat. They can cooperate on quests, send letters, and use unique items on each other. Quests are a primary means to earn unique rewards. Only players aligned in a party may participate in quests together. They can be a fun way of interacting with the game. Quests also help with accountability, and can provide support and encouragement. It is recommended that a party have no less than four members before engaging in all but the most basic quests.

Over time, even large parties or powerful party members may lose interest or experience burnout. Challenges are one of the many ways of motivating your party. This page is about other methods to keep your party engaged or entertained.

Want to read more on how to spice up your Party life? Head over to the Wiki and check out the full article.

Self-Imposed Challenges

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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!

Hello Habiticans! Are you a long-time player looking for a higher difficulty level? Or are you new, but want to really test your mettle in your quest to be more productive? We’ve got some great Wiki articles detailing how to customize your Habitica experience to fit your goals and style, thanks to our wonderful and hard-working Wiki Scribes! This month we’re looking at Self-Imposed Challenges:

Habitica offers numerous ways to test the resolve of players, such as achievements, quests, and challenges. However, a player may reach a point where they feel they have earned every in-game award. Other players may find their current level or stockpile of gold makes the game too easy and allows them to indulge more bad habits than they would like.

The suggestions below have been created by users to keep the game feeling new and challenging even for advanced players. Most of them make the game more difficult, but some change play style in other ways. Several of these can be combined to create a truly challenging play experience.

Want to know more? Head over to the wiki to check out the full article!

Routines

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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!

Hello Habiticans! The year is still young, and February is a great time to put new habit-building practices in place for 2018. If you’re looking for help with structuring your day, or have tasks that need to be completed in order, a routine might be just what you need! If you’d like to set one up, we have a great guide tailored just for Habitica, thanks to our wonderful and hard-working Wiki Scribes!

A Routine involves assigning a particular order, time, or trigger for doing one or more common tasks. By adding additional structure, players can reduce opportunities for procrastination or indecision, and keep themselves organized. Routines can also help make the most out of unscheduled time.

Want to know more? Head over to the wiki to check out the full article!