The Tavern is the in-game establishment that provides lodging and entertainment for travelers. This translates into a place to rest when you need a break from your Dailies and an active chat that any user is welcome to participate in or simply observe.
You will find the Tavern under the Social tab's Tavern Chat option. You can also access the Tavern by clicking on the Social tab itself.
Resting in the InnEdit
- Main article: Rest in the Inn
While in the Inn, Habitica alters your avatar by closing its eyes and adding Zzz's.
The Tavern offers you a place to chat with other Habitica users, learn about new guilds, and get support/help. The Tavern chat is NOT an instant-messaging system, and will not update itself automatically. You can update it by hitting the "Fetch Recent Messages" button.
The Tavern Chat resembles a chatroom and is not divided into distinct topics. If you'd prefer to participate in a forum that is divided into topics and includes individual threads, head to The Courtyard.
Tavern Chat is the largest and most active of the chat areas that a player can participate in. Everyone is welcome. Friendly, supportive communication is encouraged and participants should use language and discuss topics appropriate for younger Habitica players. Individuals may be asked to modify their language or to discontinue communications that are aggressive or otherwise unacceptable.
The Tavern Chat only stores/shows the 200 most recent messages. So if a conversation becomes long and involved or is about something controversial, you are encouraged to move it to the Back Corner guild.
You can read more about appropriate communication in the Community Guidelines.
On May 9, 2017, a swearword blocker and a spam prevention tool were implemented for the Tavern Chat.
The spam prevention tool keeps users from posting too many messages too quickly in the Tavern Chat. This prevents a single person from dominating the chat and pushing away older messages before others have a chance to read them. The restriction on number of messages posted is currently 2 messages in a 1-minute window. This restriction does not apply to players who have a contributor tier of 4 or above.
The swearword blocker will automatically prevent people from posting certain words that are not allowed in the Tavern Chat, which will help keep conversations suitable for Habiticans of all ages and backgrounds. The swearword blocker will not catch every instance of disallowed words, so users are encouraged to still flag inappropriate messages so that they can be removed by the moderator team. The Community Guidelines describe the kinds of words that should not be posted.
The list of words blocked by the swearword blocker is available on GitHub for anyone to read. However, a trigger warning and content warning applies: the file contains some very bad words and so you should not view it if you do not want to see those words. It is located at
github.com/HabitRPG/habitica/blob/develop/website/server/libs/bannedWords.js (copy and paste that URL into your browser's address bar). If you share this information with anyone in any location, it is important that you include the trigger / content warning and do not allow the URL to be clickable. In Habitica's chat spaces, you can prevent a URL from being clickable by surrounding it with backticks (
ResourcesEditThe Tavern's Resources box, located in the left sidebar of the page, offers useful links:
- Community Guidelines: rules crafted to help keep everyone in the community safe, happy, and productive
- Party Wanted (Looking for Group) guild: helps you find a guild or a party
- Tutorial videos
- Data Display Tool
- Report a Problem
- Request a Feature on Trello
- Community Forum - now The Courtyard: a forum in which you can ask questions, provide answers, tell jokes, and do what feels right.
- Habitica Help: Ask a Question
Please use the "Report a Problem" and "Request a Feature" links if you run into a problem or want a feature added or changed. While the developers of Habitica definitely want to hear about bugs and possible improvements, they spend more time working than talking in the Tavern, so those links are the best way to get their attention. The Tavern only shows 200 messages, so if a developer isn't there when you post your idea, they probably will not see it.
- Main article: Contributor Rewards#Contributor Tiers
Some players in the Tavern Chat and other chat areas have their names highlighted in a different color. These colors have a very distinct meaning in Habitica. Every new user starts out with a grey name background, but can earn new colors by contributing to Habitica. Contributors are given tiers and one or more titles, which describe the types of contributions they have made. You can see a player's title(s) by hovering over their username if you are using the website.
Because the Tavern functions as a public guild, it has its own challenges. These challenges are viewable to everyone and can be seen in the left-hand side of the Tavern, underneath the Player Tiers key.
Information for Developers
The Tavern is a public guild with the guild ID 00000000-0000-4000-A000-000000000000, however there is additional code for it that allows it to be treated differently in various ways.
Code related to the Tavern can be found by doing a case-insensitive
find for files with
tavern in their names and by a case-insensitive
git grep for