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NPC Bailey Town Crier
Bailey is the bringer of official news; you can follow her on Twitter. The news on this page is a direct copy of the in-game news (signatures included). As such, it is licensed under the CC-by-NC-SA 3.0 license. Occasionally, some liberty is taken in correcting spelling or adjusting line breaks to make up for the difference in format. To see the in-game news, use the "Show Bailey" option under Settings (direct link).

Here you see all the News of 2017.

Want to read news from other years as well? Have a look here:

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Just looking for a date? Take a compressed look at the story on the Habitica History pages:

2013-2014 | 2015-2016

Current NewsEdit

11/17/2017Edit

THANKSGIVING IN HABITICA, NOVEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, AND ANDROID UPDATE

Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

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It's Thanksgiving in Habitica! On this day Habiticans celebrate by spending time with loved ones, giving thanks, and riding their glorious turkeys into the magnificent sunset. Some of the NPCs are celebrating the occasion!

Turkey Pets, Mounts, and Costume!Edit

For the occasion, all Habiticans have received Turkey-themed items! What items? It all depends on how many Habitica Thanksgivings you've celebrated with us. Each Thanksgiving, you'll get a new and exciting Turkey pet, mount, or gear set! Check your Stable and your pinned Rewards to see what you got!

Thank you for using Habitica - we really love you all <3

by Lemoness

November Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The November Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Carpet Rider Item Set! You have until November 30 to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Items to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Android App UpdateEdit

There’s an exciting new update to our Android app!

We’ve smashed some pesky bugs, including the issue with task reordering! You can now view and assign attribute points (or choose auto-allocation)! We’ve added Equipment to the Market, plus the ability to change your login name and email, reset or delete your account, make changes to your profile, and access Fix Character Values. You can also request a password reset from the login screen! We hope this makes your Habitica experience even better. Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out!

by Viirus and piyorii


11/14/2017Edit

NEW PET QUEST, BEHIND THE SCENES, AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE

New Pet Quest: A Tangled YarnEdit

Wayward yarn from unfinished craft projects is spreading confusion through the Taskan countryside! Can you wrap up this tangled mess? Get the latest pet quest,A Tangled Yarn, and earn some woolen Yarn pets by completing your real-life tasks.

by SabreCat, Faelwyn the Rising Phoenix, Bartelmy, Arcosine, stefalupagus, khdarkwolf, JinjooHat, basekick, Hacheiseiko, TheMushroomKing and Vampitch

Behind the Scenes: Tips for Burnout Prevention and Recovery from the Habitica Team!Edit

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There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog in which the team shares their tips for preventing burnout and bouncing back when it happens! Check it out for great ideas for self-care and recuperation!

by Beffymaroo

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Blog Post: The Habit LoopEdit

This month's featured Wiki article is about The Habit Loop! We hope that it will help you as you work on building better, stronger, and healthier Habits. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

11/7/2017Edit

THUNDERSTORM HATCHING POTIONS AND COSTUME CHALLENGE AWARDS

Thunderstorm Hatching PotionsEdit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and November 30th, you can buy Thunderstorm Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Thunderstorm Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Thunderstorm Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Balduranne and SabreCat

Costume Challenge AwardedEdit

Congratulations to everyone who completed this year's costume Challenge! If your entry followed the rules, you've been awarded your badge (or had your badge count increased). (If you have any issues, email admin@habitica.com and we will investigate for you). We'll be sharing some of our favorites to our Tumblr, so be sure to follow us to see all the great entries!

by Lemoness, SabreCat, and Beffymaroo


11/2/2017Edit

BATCH ADD, PUSH TO TOP/BOTTOM, AND COUNTERS FOR TASKS; NEW BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS; NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

Task Features: Batch Add, Push to Top, Push to Bottom, and List CountersEdit

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There are some new features on the website task page!

Want to add multiple tasks at a time? Now you can type more than one task in the quick-add sections above the tasks and add them all at once! Just separate them by Shift-Enter, and then when you click Enter, they'll all be added at the same time.

Plus, now when hovering over a task, three dots appear in the corner. Click them for a quick-dropdown menu that includes a faster way to delete tasks and the ability to instantly push a task to the top or bottom of the list!

Finally, the website now has our popular task counters from mobile, which tell you how many actionable Dailies + To-Dos you're currently viewing! Want to see how many Scheduled To-Dos are on your plate, or how many "Morning" Dailies you have in that filter? The purple number at the top of the column will tell you!

We hope that you enjoy these updates!

by paglias and Apollo

November Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds! Now your avatar can spin thread in a Fiber Arts Room, stroll by the Midnight Castle, and fly through a Tornado! Find them in User Icon > Backgrounds!

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Weaver Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by AnnDeLune, Katy133, Chum Bucket, Vampitch, and RandomGryffindor

New Take This Challenge!Edit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Notice Me, Senpai!, with a focus on reaching out to others in times of difficulty. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, Multiplayer Co-Op Exercise: grand prize winner antfrommagicant, and runners-up Dalton Galke, FearMyPaintBrush, Silverilly, VulcanGopher1, and Salamander. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Event_Item_Sequences#Take_This_Armor_Set Take This item set if they hadn't completed the set already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat


October 2017Edit

10/30/2017Edit

HAPPY HABITOWEEN!

It's Habitoween!Edit

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It's the last day of the Fall Festival, and all the NPCs are looking monstrous. Plus, we have lots of fun things in store....

Jack O' Lantern Pets and Mounts!Edit

The Flourishing Fields are full of cute carved pumpkins - and it looks like one has followed you home!

Each Habitoween, you'll get a new and exciting Jack o'Lantern variety! What kind of Jack o' Lantern? It all depends on how many Habitoweens you've celebrated with us. Happy Fall Festival!

by Lemoness

Candy for Everyone!Edit

It's a feast for your pets and mounts! In honor of the end of the Fall Festival, we've given everyone an assortment of candy. You can feed it to your pets in the Stable! Enjoy.

by Sabrecat and Lemoness

Last Chance for Fall Festival Items and Imperious Imp SetEdit

This is your last chance to get all Fall Festival items before they vanish at the end of October 31st! This includes Limited-Edition Outfits, Seasonal Shop purchases, Seasonal Edition Skins and Hair Colors, and yes, even Spooky and Ghost Hatching Potions. Grab them all while you still can!

Plus, today is the final day to subscribe and receive the Imperious Imp Item Set!

Thanks so much for your supporting the site -- you're helping us keep Habitica alive. Happy Habitoween!

by Lemoness


10/26/2017Edit

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE JOYFUL REAPER

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Behind the Scenes Blog Post: The Joyful ReaperEdit

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Joyful Reaper, the Master of Healers? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the guardian of the Flourishing Fields! Check it out now to learn about her masterful healer skills, as well as an explanation of some of Habitica's quirks.


10/24/2017Edit

OCTOBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, BATCH BUYING, COSTUME CONTEST REMINDER, AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

October Subscriber Item Set Revealed!Edit

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The October Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Imperious Imp Item Set! You only have seven days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Batch BuyingEdit

We've added the ability to buy multiple quests, potions, eggs, food items, and saddles at once! Plus, if you're a subscriber, you can also buy multiple gems with gold. Batch buying is available in the shops as well as through your pinned Rewards. We hope this makes buying rewards and items even more motivating!

by TheHollidayInn and Apollo

Community Costume Challenge ReminderEdit

There's just one week left to enter and complete the Community Costume Challenge! If you'd like, you can also share your entry with fellow Habiticans on social media by using the hashtag #HabitoweenCostume. Join in the fun now for a chance to win the coveted Costume Contestant Badge!

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Guild Spotlight: Gatherings of Good CheerEdit

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you work toward a more optimistic outlook! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for Cultivating Positivity.

by Beffymaroo


10/20/2017Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT: CULTIVATING POSITIVITY

Use Case Spotlight on PositivityEdit

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Cultivating Positivity! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be looking to build and maintain a more positive outlook! Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage Money Matters? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

Scene positivity

10/16/2017Edit

TASK PAGE UPDATES AND FINAL MASTERCLASSER QUEST LINE

Requested Updates to Task PageEdit

We're happy to announce that we've pushed some of the most-requested updates from our feedback form: the return of quick-add tasks above each column, a more compact header and task page footer, and the ability to refresh the page using the new sync button in the upper-right! Thank you very much to everyone who left us thoughtful comments. We're still working on implementing some of the advanced options like push to top/bottom, the ability to batch-add tasks, and manual task attribute allocation, but you'll be seeing them soon.

We know that this has been a disruptive experience for many of you, and we're very sorry about that. This was a much tougher rollout than we anticipated, and we've been so grateful for your patience, your thoughtful feedback, and your supportive messages. Our small team has been working nights and weekends since July to bring you the upgrade and fix the bugs that resulted, but we only have two full-time web developers and a small handful of part-timers, so things don't always move as quickly as we'd like. It's been beyond exhausting, but we are determined to get everything running smoothly again.

The good news is that a large part of this redesign was rewriting the entirety of the front-end code from scratch, so we've managed to completely get rid of the outdated, cobbled-together code that was preventing us from adding new features or quickly fixing bugs. Being trapped between the old and new code was particularly rough for us, because it meant that all our development was frozen and we were cut off from our awesome open-source contributors. Now that we've launched, we're able to actually move forward without being paralyzed by the constraints of the old site. Our new design has also enabled us to build a foundation for features that people have been requesting from the beginning, like batch-buying items, new Group Plan upgrades, quest enhancements, and more. This has been a tough time of transition, but we can't wait to show you everything that we have planned.

Thank you again for sticking with us -- and if you have feedback about the redesign, please let us know via our feedback form! We've been reading every single comment that you send in and incorporating your requests into our roadmap going forward. We're incredibly lucky to have such passionate users -- you guys mean the world to us. Look out for more updates soon!

Mystery of the Masterclassers Quest LineEdit

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There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Mystery of the Masterclassers Quest-Line! After some of Habitica's denizens are possessed by mysterious and malevolent objects, the four Masterclassers have come to you for aid in their quest to find and defeat the enigmatic foe behind these dire deeds. Can you help them save Habitica? If you can defeat the most powerful foe in the game so far, you'll earn the exclusive Aether Equipment Set... and a rare Mount like none other.

The Mystery of the Masterclassers is the culmination of the story told in the gold-purchasable quests, so you need to complete all four of those previous quest-lines in order to unlock it. None of the gold-purchasable questlines are limited-edition, so you have plenty of time to save up!

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness
Writing by Lemoness
Art by AnnDeLune, Beffymaroo, Katy133, Tuqjoi, Kiwibot, stefalupagus, and tricksy.fox


10/13/2017Edit

GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST-LINE: THE MYSTERY OF THE MASTERCLASSERS

Mystery of the Masterclassers Quest LineEdit

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Who is this enigmatic foe?

There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Mystery of the Masterclassers Quest-Line! After some of Habitica's denizens are possessed by mysterious and malevolent objects, the four Masterclassers have come to you for aid in their quest to find and defeat the enigmatic foe behind these dire deeds. Can you help them save Habitica? If you can defeat the most powerful foe in the game so far, you'll earn the exclusive Aether Equipment Set... and a rare Mount like none other.

The Mystery of the Masterclassers is the culmination of the story told in the gold-purchasable quests, so you need to complete all four of those previous quest-lines in order to unlock it. None of the gold-purchasable questlines are limited-edition, so you have plenty of time to save up!

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness
Writing by Lemoness
Art by AnnDeLune, Beffymaroo, Katy133, Tuqjoi, Kiwibot, stefalupagus, and tricksy.fox


10/10/2017Edit

SUPERNATURAL SKINS, HAUNTED HAIR COLORS, WITCHY FAMILIARS QUEST BUNDLE, AND GOALS WIKI

Supernatural Skins and Haunted Hair ColorsEdit

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The Seasonal Edition Haunted Hair Colors are now available for purchase in the avatar customizations shop! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Pumpkin, Midnight, Candy Corn, Ghost White, Zombie, or Halloween. Get them before October 31st!
Promo bundle witchyFamiliars

The Supernatural Skin Set is also available until October 31st! Now your avatar can become an Ogre, Skeleton, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Reptile, or Dread Shade.

Seasonal Edition items recur unchanged every year, but they are only available to purchase during a short period of time. Get them now, or you'll have to wait until next year!

by Lemoness, mariahm, and crystal phoenix}}

Witchy Familiars Quest BundleEdit

If you are looking to add some pets to your Habitica stable in to match your Fall Festival gear, you're in luck! From now until October 31, you can purchase the Witchy Familiars Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Rat, Spider, and Frog quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Pandah, UncommonCriminal, Arcosine, starsystemic, RosemonkeyCT, Jon Arjinborn, and Breadstrings

Writing by Token, Arcosine, and Fluitare

If rats and/or spiders are something you'd prefer not to see in Habitica due to a phobia, check out the Phobia Protection Extension which will hide any pets, mounts, backgrounds, quest bosses, or equipment featuring rats and/or spiders (as well as snakes, bees, zombies, skeletons, or any combination thereof). We hope that it helps make everyone's Habitica experience fun!

Blog Post: Dealing with Variable GoalsEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Dealing with Variable Goals! We hope that it will help you as you add tasks with irregular deadlines to your lists. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

10/5/2017Edit

OCTOBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, REDESIGN FIXES AND FEEDBACK, TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, LAST CHANCE FOR SORCERY STUDENT SET AND FARM FRIENDS BUNDLE

October Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the avatar shop! Now your avatar can tiptoe through the Tar Pits, sneak down the hall of a Spooky Hotel, and bask in the glow of Magical Candles.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Candlemaker Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by jordanzimmerman, nekoatsumelarper, vampitch, reesa3, Chimera Liani, and mewrose

Bug Fixes Keep Coming!Edit

Hello Habiticans! <3 We’ve released another batch of bug fixes! Thank you all again for your reports:

  • We've fixed the issue preventing checklists from being collapsible!
  • We fixed the bug where some users who reached 0 health would get their health bar stuck there without refiling.
  • You can now upgrade Guilds into Group Plans using Stripe!
  • We fixed issues with the Bailey announcement refusing to scroll if it coincided with multiple pop-ups.
  • We fixed some bugs preventing users from subscribing with Amazon.
  • We've prevented you from opening someone's profile if their user avatar wasn't fully loaded (resulting in the wrong profile being displayed).
  • All Quick Inventory bars now remember whether or not you minimized them, and remain in that state even when you navigate away or refresh.
  • We prevented the filter menu from accidentally closing if you're in edit mode.
  • Pop-ups no longer interrupt the Record Yesterday's Activity modal.
  • The loading bar is back when you take an action on the site!
  • Now when you buy anything in one of the shops, the confirmation popup doesn't return for the rest of your session.
  • The Group Billing tab has returned to Group Plans!
  • Users with many To-dos are able to check off the final To-do in their list again.
  • We fixed the bugs where the Enchanted Armoire sometimes wouldn't correctly report what you had received.
  • The Enchanted Armoire now tells you how much experience you received.
  • If you already own the Bat-tle Rogue set, Spooky Sparkles are now the featured item in the Seasonal Shop.
  • Opaque potions and other transformation item cures are now available in the Rewards column again!
  • The Enchanted Armoire and Health Potions are now purchased with a single click, not needing a popup.
  • Brutal Smash and other task-targeting skills can no longer accidentally check off tasks.
  • Now if you make your screen very small, it does not prevent you from accessing all the navigation items.
  • We fixed the issue with the limited identifier being cut off on the Rewards column when an item was located in the top row.
  • We've fixed the bug preventing the number of notifications from displaying!
  • Transformation items now take effect immediately, without having to refresh the page.
  • You can now use emoji and other Markdown in Challenge titles again.

Equipment items that don't belong to any specific class can now be found in the Market under Equipment > Class > None.

Refresh the page to see these fixes! If you're still encountering these issues after a refresh, head to the Report a Bug Guild and we will investigate. Thanks for being part of Habitica!

Redesign Feedback Form AvailableEdit

Now that the new Habitica redesign has been out for a week and we've had some time to fix some of the bugs, we wanted to open up a channel for your feedback. Please note that some pending features (like the ability to add tasks above each column, the sync button, push to top/bottom, and the ability to batch-add tasks) are still being built, and our team is still working hard to fix bugs. To see if your concerns are already being addressed, be sure to check out the Redesign FAQ and the Known Bugs List!

Although originally we planned to collect feedback via Trello, we heard some concerns from the community that this would be difficult because it would require people to sign up for additional accounts. For that reason, we've decided to collect feedback via a Google form. We hope that this makes it easier to tell us what you think! We're eager to get your input so that we can work to make Habitica the best that it can be.

We are a very small team, and for many of us, Habitica is a labor of love. Thank you all very much for your patience and for your support during this time of transition -- it means the world to us.

New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Multiplayer Co-Op Exercise!, with a focus on working out with a partner. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, “Hero's Triumph!”: grand prize winner David Rule, and runners-up José Barata Gonçalves, Ar_tem, Ziggy, schooler, and Ayano. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't completed the set already. It is located in the Market under Class > None. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat


10/2/2017Edit

SPOOKY SPARKLES, MOBILE UPDATES, AND BUG FIXES

Spooky Sparkles and Seasonal ShopEdit

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There's a new Gold-purchasable item in the Seasonal Shop: Spooky Sparkles! Buy some and then cast it on your friends. I wonder what it will do?

If you have Spooky Sparkles cast on you, you will receive the "Alarming Friends" badge! Don't worry, any mysterious effects will wear off the next day.... or you can cancel them early by buying an Opaque Potion!

While you're at it, be sure to check out all the other items in the Seasonal Shop! There are lots of equipment items from the previous Fall Festivals. The Seasonal Shop will only be open until October 31st, so stock up now.

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Updates to iOS and Android Apps!Edit

There are exciting new updates to our Android and iOS apps! In both, we've updated the design of the Shops and your Rewards column. Plus, now you can pin items you want from Shops to your Rewards column! We hope this makes upgrading your avatar and earning Rewards from your tasks even more motivating.

Android users can also now reset their accounts via the app!

In the iOS app, we've also added improved VoiceOver support for better accessibility. We welcome your feedback on this feature via the in-app "Send Feedback" option.

We hope you enjoy the updates! Be sure to download them now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our apps, please consider reviewing these new versions. It really helps us out!

by viirus and piyorii

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New Post-Update Bug Fixes!Edit

Hello Habiticans! <3 We’ve released a big batch of bug fixes! Many thanks for your patience, and for taking the time to report these bugs. Some changes:

  • Due to concerns about accessibility and usability of the Tasks page, we’ve removed the scrollbars on the different Tasks columns.
  • Due to concerns about the skills bar being too large, we have released a new, more compact design! It should also now stay minimized once you’ve minimized it before, so that it won’t block your tasks all the time.
  • Now you no longer need to click “Apply Filters” – they take automatic effect when you check them and uncheck them! The dropdown also closes when you move your mouse away, to further reduce the clicking required.
  • Clicking “Scheduled” now correctly sorts your To-Dos by date
  • Creating a task while a filter is selected now defaults to being tagged with that filter!
  • Your Stables are now correctly configured so that the rows of pets and mounts don’t blend together on smaller screens!
  • You can now click directly on a Mount to equip it!
  • We’ve fixed a few bugs that were preventing some people from subscribing or buying gems, but some are remaining. Please be sure to report these in Report a Bug (linked below) and we will help you out ASAP!
  • You should now be able to remove tasks when you leave a Challenge!
  • You can edit Challenge Tags again!
  • We’ve fixed the confusing placement of the “Send” buttons in chat
  • We’ve fixed some style issues that were causing the Quests to occasionally look strange
  • When you edit a Guild, it will default to you as the leader
  • The "Members" label is now called the "Member list" to help clarify that you can click it to see all the members of a Party, Guild, or Challenge!
  • If you have a pending quest, you can now see which members have accepted before you start your quest.
  • When you complete a quest, the final reward popups are appearing again!
  • You can now edit Parties normally!
  • You can now correctly allocate your Stat points without needing to refresh the page!
  • If you opted out of choosing a class, it will no longer give you an unnecessary warning about costing 3 Gems.
  • You can no longer accidentally block yourself from your profile.
  • Mystic Hourglasses now only show in the header if you have more than one. (Thanks for subscribing!)
  • Markdown works in Challenge titles again!
  • You can now Clone Challenges again!
  • The Bailey news loads on the mobile apps again!
  • The red User ID notifications in the corner should be gone!
  • Chat performance should be better. (We’re still investigating to make it even better, so please let us know in the Report a Bug Guild if chat lag is still happening to you!)

Refresh the page to enjoy these fixes! If you’re still having trouble with them after refreshing the page, please let us know in the Report a Bug Guild and we will investigate :) If you have feedback about the update that is not related to bugs or immediate accessibility issues, we’re opening a public Trello card for these comments on October 5!

Thanks for being such a great community! It means a lot to us <3


September 2017Edit

9/28/2017Edit

HABITICA'S WEBSITE LEVELS UP!

Welcome to the new Habitica! We're so excited to share it with you at last. This project, which has been a labor of love since last December, is the single biggest update that Habitica has ever released (with over 150 pages of designs, an entire rewrite of all of our front-end code, countless rounds of testing and iteration, and many, many meetings). Just refresh your page to load the new website!

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You can find a full list of changes here, as well as explanations for why we made each, but here are a few quick tips to help you get oriented:

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  • There's a ton of new art around the site! Peek at the NPCs and Guild chats to admire some of the changes.
  • Click directly on your tasks to bring up the edit modal!
  • The navigation bar contains several changes to be more intuitive for new users, so we recommend taking some time to open the drop-down menus and familiarize yourself with the new locations. Notably, the User menu has moved to an icon in the upper-right corner.
  • You can now pin any purchasable item in the game to your Rewards. You can pin Backgrounds, too! Just hover over the shop icon and click the pin. When you head back to the tasks page, you'll see it in your Rewards column!
  • There are lots of new filtering options, especially for Guilds and Challenges!
  • There are visual upgrades for every aspect of the site, from the front page to the Seasonal Shop. We hope that you like them!
  • Some of these upgrades have made their way to our iOS and Android apps! Be sure to download the latest updates for the best performance.

Have general questions about how the new site works? Come ask in the Habitica Help Guild, and we'll be glad to assist! Likewise, if you encounter a persistent bug that isn't fixed by refreshing your page, you can report it in the Report a Bug Guild and we will investigate as soon as possible.

If you have thoughts about the new design, we look forward to hearing them. On October 12th we will be opening a Trello card for public comments on the redesign. This delay will give us time to focus our attention on answering general questions and fixing any bugs that might arise. For this reason, we ask that you hold back on sharing your feedback about the new designs until that Trello card is live and linked in a Bailey announcement. Thanks for understanding!

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This is a major time of change for Habitica, so to thank you for your patience, we've given everyone a Veteran Pet! Newer users have received a Veteran Wolf, and older users have received (depending on which pets they already had) a Veteran Tiger, a Veteran Lion, or a Veteran Bear. Head to the new Stable page and filter to the Special Pets section to see the latest addition to your menagerie!"')

We are so excited to continue to build Habitica with you. Now go check it out!

Thank you for playing, and good luck with your tasks <3

by Apollo, piyorii, TheHollidayInn, Paglias, Negue, Sabe, Alys, viirus, Lemoness, redphoenix, beffymaroo, and all our awesome testers!


9/26/2017Edit

FALL HATCHING POTIONS AND HABITICA SITE UPGRADE

Spooky and Ghost Hatching Potions!Edit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and October 31st, you can buy Spooky Hatching Potions and Ghost Hatching Potion from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Magic Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Ghost and Spooky Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Lemoness, Hermi, and SabreCat

Habitica Upgrade: September 28thEdit

As many of you know, Habitica is getting a major design upgrade. We’re excited to announce that we will be launching it this week on Thursday, September 28th. We can’t wait!

As a reminder, this design upgrade was created based on tons of feedback collected from Habiticans over time, and includes:

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  • An emphasis on making the world of Habitica feel more immersive, including new NPC banners that show cool

scenes, avatars that are visible in chat, and a login page highlighting the night-time Habitica countryside

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  • Fun new features such as categories for Guilds and Challenges, more filtering options, and the ability to customize your Reward column by pinning any purchasable item in the game.
  • A cleaner look that is more intuitive to learn, and more consistent with our mobile apps
  • A special veteran pet awarded to all users!

If you’d like a sneak peek of the many tweaks that we have in store, you can find a comprehensive list here that explains what changed and why we changed it.

We know that some of these changes may be tough to get used to at first, so on October 12th we will be opening a Trello card for public comments on the redesign. This will give us time to answer questions as people are adjusting, as well as fix any bugs that might arise. Also, for users who are currently using a third-party style extension, keep in mind that these extensions may not function after the redesign, depending on whether the creator of the style extension has updated it. We’re happy to help style extension creators in the Aspiring Comrades Guild.

Keep in mind that the redesign launch is likely to happen later in the day on Thursday (Pacific time), so keep an eye out for the Bailey announcement telling you to refresh the page. Thanks so much for your patience -- we can’t wait to unveil the new site for everyone!

by Apollo, piyorii, TheHollidayInn, Paglias, Negue, SabreCat, Alys, viirus, Lemoness, redphoenix, beffymaroo, and all our awesome testers!


9/21/2017Edit

FALL FESTIVAL BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION FALL EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND NPC OUTFITS!

Limited Edition Class OutfitsEdit

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From now until October 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column! Depending on your class, you can be a Habitoween Warrior, a Masquerade Mage, a Haunted House Healer, or a Trick-or-Treat Rogue. You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

by AnnDeLune, ʂʈєƒąʃųƥągųʂ, Katy133, Lilith of Alfheim, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

Seasonal Shop OpensEdit

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The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking autumnal Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including past fall outfits. Everything there will be available to purchase during the Fall Festival event each year, but it's only open until October 31st, so be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a year to buy these items again!

by Definitely not a villain, ShoGirlGeek. cataclysms, maxpendragon, Lemoness, and SabreCat

NPC OutfitsEdit

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Everyone has hastened down to the Flourishing Fields to celebrate this spooky harvest festival. Be sure to check out all the new outfits that people are sporting! by Shaner, Lemoness, and Beffymaroo

9/20/2017Edit

BLOG POST: EXTRA MOTIVATION OR UNDUE REWARDS?

Wiki Spotlight on CheatingEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Cheating! We hope that it will help you as you balance motivation with accountability. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

September Subscriber Item Set Revealed!Edit

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The September Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Sorcery Student Item Set! You only have twelve days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness


9/19/2017Edit

SEPTEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

September Subscriber Item Set Revealed!Edit

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The September Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Sorcery Student Item Set! You only have twelve days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness


9/16/2017Edit

COSTUMES! BEHIND THE SCENES AND CHALLENGE

Costume ChallengeEdit

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The Community Costume Challenge has begun! Between now and October 31st, dress up as your avatar in real life and post a photo on social media to get the coveted Costume Challenge badge! Read the full rules on the Challenge page.

by Lemoness

Behind the Scenes: A Costume-Making Adventure with BeffymarooEdit

There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica Blog! Join Beffymaroo as she discusses the process of creating a costume for a masquerade ball. Check out step-by-step photos, and tips for getting started on creating your own costumes!

by Beffymaroo


9/12/2017Edit

NEW QUEST BUNDLE AND NEW MODERATOR!

New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Farm FriendsEdit

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If you are looking to add critters from the barnyard to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until September 30, you can purchase the Farm Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Sheep, Cow, and Horse quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by UncommonCriminal, Soloana, fuzzytrees, Feralem Tau, Eevachu, Beffymaroo, JessicaChase, starsystemic, nonight, Misceo and Tocath

Writing by schizelle, VikingRunner, Salambander, Leephon, and Lemoness

Welcome to Our Newest Moderator: Fox_town!Edit

We're very excited to announce that we've added a new moderator to the team: a long-time Socialite, staple of the community, and friend to many of you... Fox_town! Head to the Tavern to congratulate them.


9/11/2017Edit

NEW TEESPRING CAMPAIGN!

Habitica T-Shirts Are Back!Edit

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We're running another Teespring campaign!

For a limited time, you can grab Habitica T-shirts! This U.S.-only Teespring campaign will only run until September 14, so hurry if you want to snap one up!

Our Teespring campaigns are driven by demand, so if you'd like mugs, onesies, or other items for E.U. Habiticans, be sure to go to our Teespring store and reserve the item you want. Once enough items are reserved, the item will automatically be printed.

Thanks for supporting Habitica!

by Redphoenix and Sara Olson


9/8/2017Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT: LEARNING LANGUAGES

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Use Case Spotlight on Language LearningEdit

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Learning Languages! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be trying to learn a second language (or a third! Or more!).

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to cultivate positivity? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

9/5/2017Edit

SEPTEMBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS; iOS UPDATE

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September Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can stroll Beside a Well, work in a Garden Shed, and create masterpieces in the Pixelist's Workshop.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Farrier Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :) by SabreCat, CitrineSun, GeraldThePixel, Pandah and Awesome kitty

iOS Update!Edit

We've released a new update to our iOS app! In this update, we've fixed two pesky bugs! First, we've added a fix for the bug that caused users to be logged out of the app frequently. We've also fixed the issue where blank spaces appeared in the spots for your non-Due Dailies.

We hope you enjoy the update! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! Old reviews get hidden with each update, but if you go to the review section you can re-post them again with a single tap. by Viirus

9/1/2017Edit

NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

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September Take This Challenge: Hero's Triumph!Edit

The next Take This Challenge has launched, "Hero's Triumph!", with a focus on volunteerism. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Keep Calm and Carry On!": grand prize winner wakupedia, and runners-up Sarah Blake, Drago Nar, secretlondon, Birgitte, and LifeChanging! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set, if they hadn't completed the set already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

August 2017Edit

8/30/2017Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR LAVA WARRIOR SET AND EMBER HATCHING POTIONS

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Last Chance for Lava Warrior SetEdit

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Reminder: you only have three days to subscribe and receive the Lava Warrior Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

by Lemoness

Last Chance for Ember Hatching PotionsEdit

Reminder: there are three days left to buy Ember Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Balduranne, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

8/26/2017Edit

CHALLENGE REMINDER AND SITE REDESIGN UPDATE

Official Back-to-School Challenge ReminderEdit

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Don't forget that Habitica's latest official Challenge, the Back-to-School Preparation Challenge, is still running over the course of the next month! Join the Challenge and check off the tasks to make the start of the school year go more smoothly. Plus, you'll have a chance to win up to 10 gems!

Already feel that you're past the transition point and the school year is well in hand? Check out some of our school-focused Guilds, such as The Scholars, The High School Scholars, College Info Geek, or The Graduate Student Guild, to find a community that can keep you accountable year-round.

by Lemoness

Update on Site RedesignEdit

As some of you may recall, the Habitica staff has been working on a massive site upgrade for quite some time. Originally, we were hoping to launch by the end of August, but as we approached that deadline, the team unanimously determined that we could provide a better user experience if we took more time to really work on testing and bug-fixing so that when we do launch the new site, it's the best that it can be. We know that Habiticans rely on us every day, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We're so proud of what we've accomplished so far -- over 150 pages of new designs, a complete rewrite of the website's frontend code, and tons of upgrades and improvements -- and it's really important to us that when we launch it, we launch it right.

Luckily, you don't need to wait until the release for a sneak peek of what's to come! We've debuted the new login page on our iOS and Android apps. Keep an eye out for future updates as well.

Thanks for understanding. We've been incredibly lucky to have such a caring and vibrant community, and your support means the world to us. We wish you good luck as you go forth to conquer your tasks!

8/24/2017Edit

IOS APP UPDATE

iOS Update!Edit

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We've released a new iOS update! In this update, we've added an exciting new introduction and a fancy new login screen featuring a lovely nighttime Habitica landscape. There's also an improved tutorial to help new Habiticans get started with slaying their tasks! And last but not least, we've made Habitica prettier by updating some of our design elements.

We hope you enjoy the update! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! Old reviews get hidden with each update, but if you go to the review section you can re-post them again with a single tap.

by Viirus

8/17/2017Edit

AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND WIKI SPOTLIGHT

August Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The August Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Lava Warrior Item Set! You only have 14 days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Blog Post: Using Habitica for SchoolworkEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Using Habitica for Schoolwork! We hope that it will help you as you prepare for the new school year. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

8/15/2017Edit

GUILD SPOTLIGHT: LEARN NEW THINGS

Guild Spotlight: Learn New Things!Edit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you Learn New Things! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for folks who want to expand their knowledge!

by Beffymaroo

8/10/2017Edit

HIPPO PET QUEST AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Hippo!Edit

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A hoodwinking hippo attempts to ruin a productive day on the Sloensteadi Savannah by criticizing you for taking a break! Get the latest pet quest, The Hippo-Crite, and earn some happy hippo pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by khdarkwolf, ju.morales, Awesomekitty, Vampitch, Euan1, Shogirlgeek, and Willow the Witty

Writing by Mike.Antonacci

Use Case Spotlight: Learning New ThingsEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Learning New Things! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be going back to school, or just looking to gain knowledge!

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to Learn Languages? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

8/8/2017Edit

EMBER MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS AND BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

Ember Hatching PotionsEdit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and August 31st, you can buy Ember Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Ember Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Ember Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Balduranne, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

Official Challenge: Back-to-School Preparation!Edit

The school year is looming large for many scholarly Habiticans, so we've prepared a special Back-to-School Challenge to help with the transition between summer and semester. Check it out now for a chance to win: 9 people will be awarded 5 gems each, and the grand prize winner will get 10 gems and the achievement!

by Lemoness

8/3/2017Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE; INVITED A FRIEND ACHIEVEMENT; BEHIND THE SCENES AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

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August Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can ride on the Back of a Giant Beast, boldly explore the Desert Dunes, and celebrate Habitica's Naming Day with Summer Fireworks!

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Yellow Party Dress and the Anti-Procrastination Armor Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by Vampitch, khdarkwolf, thegrimsqueaker, ystockings, and eyenne

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New Take This Challenge!Edit

The next Take This Challenge has launched, "Keep Calm and Carry On!", with a focus on deep breathing to settle one's stress. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

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Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Test Thy Courage!": grand prize winner SciStar, and runners-up minaqo, dnux, Karzn, Odeloen, and Benign_K! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't completed it already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

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New Badge and Achievement: Invited a FriendEdit

There's a brand new badge you can earn when a friend you've invited to Habitica signs up! If you've already invited a friend who joined Habitica through the "Invite a Friend" feature on your Party page, you've received the achievement automatically! We hope that you have fun together.

by minac, Drueth, and SabreCat

Behind the Scenes: Habitica at Comic-Con!Edit

There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica Blog about our recent trip to San Diego Comic-Con! Check it out for some fun photos and stories about our Con adventures!

by Beffymaroo


July 2017Edit

7/31/2017Edit

HABITICA NAMING DAY, PURPLE GRYPHON REWARDS, AND COMING-SOON HABITICA SITE UPGRADE

Habitica Naming DayEdit

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Happy Habitica Naming Day! In honor of the day when we changed the name of the app from HabitRPG to Habitica, we've given everyone an achievement, as well as some delicious cake for your pets and mounts.

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Habitica Purple GryphonsEdit

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Speaking of pets and mounts, we've given all new users our Purple Gryphon Mount, Melior! If you already received Melior last year, we've given you his little sister Meliora, a Purple Gryphon Pet. You can find them in the Rare Pet/Rare Mount sections of the stable! Already had both of them? Now you get a cool Purple Gryphon Helm in the Rewards column!

Thanks for being a Habitica user -- you all mean so much to us. We hope that you enjoy your presents!

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, and Baconsaur

Coming Soon: Habitica Levels UpEdit

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We're very excited to announce a big change that we've been working on for a long time: Habitica is getting a huge design upgrade that will make it faster, prettier, and easier to use!

In particular, many of our design choices are the result of a ton of user feedback that we’ve been compiling over time.

The upgrade will be happening later this August, so stay tuned for more details soon! Some exciting things to look forward to:

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  • An emphasis on making the world of Habitica feel more immersive, including new NPC banners that show cool scenes, avatars that are visible in chat, and a login page highlighting the night-time Habitica countryside
  • Fun new features such as tags for Guilds and Challenges, more filtering options, and the ability to customize your Reward column by pinning any purchasable item in the game.
  • A cleaner look that is more intuitive to learn, and more consistent with our mobile apps
  • A special veteran pet awarded to all users!
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Keep an eye on upcoming Bailey announcements for more information soon!

by Paglias, TheHollidayInn, Negue, Apollo, piyorii, beffymaroo, Lemoness, redphoenix, viirus, and the rest of the Habitica Team


7/30/2017Edit

LAST CHANCES FOR LIMITED ITEMS AND HABITICANS HELPING ENTREPRENEURS

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Last Chance for Jellymancer SetEdit

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Reminder: you only have two days to subscribe and receive the Jellymancer Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running. by Lemoness

Last Chance for Aquatic Hatching PotionsEdit

Reminder: there are only two days left to buy Aquatic Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Stefalupagus and Beffymaroo

Habiticans Helping EntrepreneursEdit

Did you know that Habitica has partnered with Seeds, an organization that sends micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries? When you buy the 84-gem pack in the apps, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to small business owners in developing countries to help improve their lives. Last month alone, Habitica provided an estimated 128 micro-loans to entrepreneurs in Kenya thanks to the generosity of Habitica users!

You can learn more about how it works by tapping the gem icon in your app. Check it out!


7/27/2017Edit

GUILD SPOTLIGHT: PET CARE

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Guild Spotlight on Pet CareEdit

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you care for your animal companions! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Pet Care communities.

by Beffymaroo


7/25/2017Edit

JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

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July Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

The July Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Jellymancer Item Set! You only have six days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Market to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

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New Use Case Spotlight Post: Pet Care!Edit

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Pet Care! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be taking care of animal companions.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to Learn New Things? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo


7/18/2017Edit

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON, GOOD LUCK CARDS, APP BUG FIXES, AND WIKI WEDNESDAY

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Habiticans at Comic-Con!Edit

Lemoness, Beffymaroo, and Redphoenix will be representing Habitica at San Diego Comic Con this year. If you'd like to meet them, along with other fellow Habiticans, join us at the Habitica SDCC Meetup! We'll be giving away Habitica stickers and promo codes for the Unconventional Armor set.

You can find us on Saturday, July 22, at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton from 4:00-5:00 PM! Look for the purple Gryphon banner. Can't wait to meet you :)

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New Card: Good Luck!Edit

A new greeting card is available in the Market: the Good Luck card! For 10 Gold, you can wish the very best of luck to a Party mate who has a big task or momentous occasion coming up. Do so, and you and the recipient will earn the Lucky Letter achievement!

by OuttaMyMind and ChrisSpatzerl

Bug Fixes for the AppsEdit

We've recently updated our Android and iOS apps with performance improvements and bug fixes! Be sure you've downloaded the latest version of the apps for the best Habitica experience.

by Viirus

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Blog Post: The Library of Tasks and ChallengesEdit

This month's featured Wiki article is about the Library of Tasks and Challenges Guild! We hope that it will help you as continue to add to and adapt your Task list to fit your goals. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards


7/13/2017Edit

BEHIND THE SCENES: KING MANTA

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Behind the Scenes Blog Post: King Manta!Edit

Have you ever wanted to know more about King Manta, the Mage Masterclasser? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the ruler of the undersea city of Dilatory! Check it out now to learn about how he learned his masterful magic skills, his friends and family, and his hobbies!

by Lemoness


7/11/2017Edit

NEW DISCOUNTED PET QUEST BUNDLE AND ORCAS FOR EVERYONE

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New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Splashy PalsEdit

If you're a fan of sea creatures, you're in luck! From now until July 31, you can purchase the Splashy Pals Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Seahorse, Sea Turtle, and Whale quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by McCoyly, krazjega, UncommonCriminal, zoebeagle, Kiwibot, JessicaChase, Scarabsi, JaizakArpaik

Writing by Calae, Ginger_Hanna, Lemoness

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Orcas for Everyone!Edit

Looks like there are even more sea animals riding the waves around the city of Dilatory: Some friendly Orcas are swimming into Habiticans' stables! In honor of the Summer Splash event, everyone gets a free Orca mount or, if you already had the Orca mount, a cute Orca pet. Enjoy!

by Beffymaroo and UncommonCriminal


7/5/2017Edit

RECORD YESTERDAY'S ACTIVITY, SPLASHY SKINS, AND SEAFOAM

Record Yesterday's ActivityEdit

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Great news! We've added a new feature to protect you if you accidentally forget to check off some of the previous day's Dailies. Now the first time that you sign into Habitica each day, a pop-up will let you note any Dailies that you completed but weren't able to check off. Record Yesterday's Activity will be automatically available on the Habitica website, as well as on our iOS and Android apps! There's nothing you need to do to enable the feature aside from updating to the most recent version of the apps. We hope this helps you get even more out of your Dailies list. Enjoy your added productivity!

by TheHollidayInn, SabreCat, Alys, viirus, and all our awesome testers!

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Splashy SkinsEdit

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The Seasonal Edition Splashy Skins are available until July 31st! You can complete your summer avatar look with Clownfish, Deep Ocean, Tropical Water, Mergold, Mergreen, Merblue, Merruby, and Shark Skins.

This Seasonal Edition customization set will only be available to purchase until July 31st, after which they'll be gone until next year, so be sure to swoop them up now!

by Lemoness and UncommonCriminal

SeafoamEdit

Throw some Seafoam at your friends and they will turn into a cheerful sea star until their next cron! You can buy the Seafoam in the Seasonal Shop for gold. Plus, they will receive the Aquatic Friends badge!

Don't want to be a sea star? Just buy some Sand from the Rewards Store to reverse it.

Seafoam will be available in the Seasonal Shop until July 31st!

by Lemoness

7/3/2017Edit

JULY BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

July Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can lounge in a Seashell, swim through a Kelp Forest, and rest by a Midnight Lake.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Swan Dancer. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by Manostion, Lilith of Alfheim, Reesachan, and AnnDeLune

New Take This Challenge!Edit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, "Test Thy Courage!", with a focus on positive social interactions. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "I Am the Night!": grand prize winner Chandramani Adil, and runners-up racherinh, auburntouch, lavraiedre, celedine, and 长颈鹿的尾巴. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't already completed it. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

June 2017Edit

6/29/2017Edit

AQUATIC HATCHING POTIONS AND LAST CHANCE FOR JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

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Aquatic Hatching PotionsEdit

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and July 29th, you can buy Aquatic Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Aquatic Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Aquatic Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Stefalupagus, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

Last Chance for Pirate Pioneer SetEdit

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Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Pirate Pioneer Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

by Lemoness

6/27/2017Edit

GUILD SPOTLIGHT: OUTDOOR HOBBIES

Guild Spotlight: Outdoor Hobbies!Edit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you find fun and exciting activities in the great outdoors! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Outdoor Hobby communities. by Beffymaroo

6/22/2017Edit

JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS: PIRATE PIONEER SET

June Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The June Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Pirate Pioneer Item Set! You only have eight days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data and a cute Jackalope pet. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness


6/20/2017Edit

SUMMER SPLASH BEGINS: SUMMER CLASS OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, AND NPC DECORATIONS!

Summer Splash Begins!Edit

To escape the summer heat in Habit City, everyone's moved down to the undersea city of Dilatory. The Summer Splash event has begun!

Summer Class OutfitsEdit

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From now until July 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Seashell Healer, Sea Dragon Rogue, Sandcastle Warrior, or Whirlpool Mage! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by AnnDeLune, tricksy.fox, Vampitch, and nonight

Seasonal Shop Is Open!Edit

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The Seasonal Shop has opened! The Seasonal Sorceress is stocking the seasonal edition versions of previous summer outfits, now available for gems instead of gold. Plus, there will be more fun things in the shop as the event progresses. The Seasonal Shop will only be open until July 31st, so don't wait!

by SabreCat, Lemoness, Giu09, JaizakAripaik, Teto Forever, and Kai

NPC CostumesEdit

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Looks like the NPCs are really getting in to the cheery summer mood around the site. Who wouldn't? After all, there's plenty more celebration to come....

by Lemoness

6/19/2017Edit

HABITICA BLOG: BEHIND THE SCENES AT HABITICA HOUSE, FEATURED WIKI ON CUSTOM REWARDS

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Behind the Scenes: Habitica HouseEdit

There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog about our recent Staff Retreat. Come check out some great photos and anecdotes from the trip, and find more fun by searching #HabiticaHouse on Twitter and Instagram!

Featured Wiki Article: Sample RewardsEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Rewards! We hope that it will help you as you treat yourself in recognition of your hard work! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

6/16/2017Edit

NEW AUDIO THEMES AND GREETING CARDS, CHALLENGE JOINING ACHIEVEMENT, AND REDUCED COLLECTION QUEST DIFFICULTY

New Audio Themes!Edit

We've added two new audio themes, both packed full of old-school games nostalgia! Check out Beatscribe's NES Theme and Arashi's Theme, available under the 🔊 icon on the Web site or Settings > Audio Theme in our mobile apps.

by Beatscribe and Airu

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New Cards: Congratulations and Get WellEdit

Two new greeting cards are available in the Market: Congratulations and Get Well cards! For 10 Gold, you can cheer up a party member who's under the weather, or congratulate them on their accomplishments. Do so, and you and the recipient will earn the Caring Confidant or Congratulatory Companion achievement, respectively!

Art by McCoyly, tricksy.fox, and Willow the Witty

Implemented by Accio Books!

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Challenge Joining AchievementEdit

Another new Achievement is available: Joined a Challenge! Earn this badge by participating in any Challenge on Habitica, be it an official Habitica challenge, or a Guild or Party challenge. Habiticans currently participating in Challenges or who have won Challenges in the past have already had this Achievement awarded--head to your achievements page to see!

Art by Vampitch

Implemented by Drueth

Testimonial by Streak

Collection Quest Difficulty ReducedEdit

In response to your feedback, we've reduced the number of items needed to complete several collection quests. "Find the Lair of the Wyrm", "Egg Hunt", "Message in a Bottle", "A Stern Talking-To", and "The Moonstone Chain" have all had their requirements reduced, making it more feasible for small parties to complete them in a timely fashion. If you've felt daunted by these Quests in the past, head to the Quest Shop and give them another try!

If you've already tackled these quests, your extra efforts were not in vain! We've proportionally increased the number of achievements that you received from them.

by paulwasit and Lemoness


6/13/2017Edit

SEA SLUG PET QUEST AND ALYS CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

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New Pet Quest: Sea Slugs!Edit

A leisurely day at the beach takes a turn for the alarming when a bunch of dazzling sea slugs invade a To-Do list! Get the latest pet quest, the NowDo Nudibranch, and earn some nifty Nudibranch pets by completing your real-life tasks.

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, Lilith of Alfheim, amadshade, Porrompomperro, and Thiam

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Contributor Spotlight: Alys!Edit

We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Alys, a Moderator and Blacksmith, to learn more about how she uses Habitica.

by Alys, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness


6/1/2017Edit

JUNE BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

June Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can rule over a Sandcastle, admire an Ocean Sunrise, and unearth Buried Treasure.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Viking Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by PattyTheWitch, CitrineSun, Reesachan, and Katy133

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New Take This ChallengeEdit

The next Take This Challenge has launched, "I Am the Night!", with a focus on sleep hygiene. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

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Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Cast of Characters!": grand prize winner ShoTaka, and runners-up Steve the Dragon Slayer, Christina Melfi Passavia, Kingphisher, Servalan, and Júnior Rodrigues Knd! Plus, all participants in that Challenge who had not already completed the Take This item set have received the next piece. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Guild Spotlight: Arts and CraftsEdit

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you work on creative projects! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Arts and Crafts-focused communities.

by beffymaroo

May 2017Edit

5/30/2017Edit

HIRING MOBILE DEVELOPER; LAST CHANCE FOR FEATHERY GOODIES AND PARTY SURVEY

Hiring Mobile Developer!Edit

Want to join the Habitica team? We’re looking to hire a new mobile contractor!

We’re particularly interested in people who have a good understanding of either Android development or iOS development, including knowledge of ObjC and Swift. Bonus points if you also have experience with: Core Data, Reactive Programming (ReactiveCocoa/RxJava), Realm, and Kotlin, as well as familiarity with iOS and/or Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices. Our ideal dev would be eager to push the limits of what our apps can currently do, with an eye for details, a drive to make their work both technically and visually sound, and an interest in expanding their knowledge of current advancements in the field. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply!

To apply, send an email to vicky@habitica.com with a CV that includes your experience with the items listed above, your Habitica username, and your favorite nerdy pursuit. We can’t wait to hear from you!

by the Habitica Team

Last Chance for Feathered Fighter Set and Feathered Friends Pet Quest BundleEdit

Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Feathered FIghter Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get! You'll also receive the exclusive Jackalope Subscriber pet! Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

It's also the last day to purchase the Feathered Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Parrot, Owl, and Falcon quests, all for only 7 gems! That's a discount of 5 gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check out this deal in the Quest Shop before it flies away!

by Lemoness

Last Chance for Party Usage SurveyEdit

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Tomorrow is the last day to tell us more about how your Party uses the text features on your Party page and earn the Helped Habitica Grow badge! Click here to take the brief survey!

by Sara Olson


5/25/2017Edit

MONTHLIES AND YEARLIES, CHALLENGES ON IOS, AND FLORAL HATCHING POTIONS

Monthlies and Yearlies: New Repeating Options for DailiesEdit

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Great news! We've added Repeatable Dailies, one of our most-requested features. Now you can set a Daily task to be due at any interval you choose, including on a specific day of the month or year! Repeatables will be available on the Habitica website, as well as on our iOS and Android apps! We hope this helps you get even more out of your Dailies list. Enjoy your added productivity!

by TheHollidayInn, Alys, and all our awesome testers!

iOS Update: Challenges and Bug FixesEdit

We've released a new iOS update!

Now iOS users can view, join, and leave Challenges via the Habitica app! Easily add user-created tasks to your list, then compete against other Habiticans to win gems and achievements. We've also smashed some bugs including the issue where Dailies would not always be saved on iOS 8 and 9 and a fix for the crashes some users were experiencing when using To-Dos and checklists.

We hope you enjoy the update! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! Old reviews get hidden with each update, but if you go to the review section you can re-post them again with a single tap.

by viirus

Floral Hatching PotionsEdit

Floral Magic Hatching Potions are back! Between now and June 14, you can buy them from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Floral Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Floral Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Mako413 and SabreCat


5/23/2017Edit

MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, DEVELOPER BLOG POST, GUILD ACHIEVEMENT, AND PARTY SURVEY

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May Subscriber Item Set Revealed!Edit

The May Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Feathered Fighter Item Set! You only have seven days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Developers' Blog: Important Upcoming API ChangesEdit

If you're a third-party developer, there are some important upcoming technical changes to Habitica's API that you should know about. Read more about these exciting updates and how to prepare for your app for them on the Habitica developers' blog, The Forge!

by TheHollidayInn

New Badge and Achievement: Joined a GuildEdit

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There's a brand new badge you can earn by joining a Guild! Guilds are a great way to meet fellow Habiticans who share your interests and/or goals! Earn the new achievement by joining one or more Guilds. If you're already in a Guild, you've received the achievement automatically! Have fun.

by SabreCat and Vampitch

Help Habitica Grow! Party Usage SurveyEdit

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Are you in a Party? We'd love to know more about how your Party uses the text features on your Party page! Click here to take a brief survey. If you provide your User ID at the end, you'll earn the Helped Habitica Grow achievement!

by Sara Olson


5/18/2017Edit

DISCOUNTED QUEST BUNDLE AND LAST CHANCE FOR FAIRY POTIONS

New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Feathered FriendsEdit

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If you're a fan of bird pets and mounts, you're in luck! From now until May 31, you can purchase the Feathered Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Parrot, Owl, and Falcon quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Casey, Teto Forever, Eevachu, UncommonCriminal, JonArinbjorn, Trogdorina, Onheiron, Squish

Writing by Lemoness, Token, and Bartelmy

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Last Chance for Fairy Hatching PotionsEdit

Reminder: this is the final day to buy Fairy Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Edge


5/11/2017Edit

BLOG BONANZA: USE CASES, WIKI, AND BEHIND THE SCENES

Use Case Spotlight: Arts & CraftsEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Arts and Crafts! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be working on creative projects!

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage outdoor activities and hobbies? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

Featured Wiki Article: Sample To-DosEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample To-Dos! We hope that it will help you as you set up or re-evaluate your Tasks page. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

Behind the Scenes: Meditation in 60 SecondsEdit

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It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and one technique that many folks find helpful in managing stress is meditation. In this month's Behind the Scenes blog post, Habitica's own redphoenix shares her tips for establishing your own meditation practice!

by redphoenix


5/9/2017Edit

GROUP PLAN MANAGERS, SWEARWORD BLOCKING, AND SPAM PREVENTION

Group Plan ManagersEdit

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Want other people in your Group Plan to help you assign and approve tasks? Now the Group Plan Leader can assign Group Managers as well! Managers have the ability to assign and approve all tasks, although only leaders can adjust the Group info and payment options.

To add Managers to your Group Plan, just edit the Group Plan by clicking on the edit button, and select the people that you want to be Managers from the drop-down menu. We hope that this helps you be more efficient and productive!

Don't forget, there are lots of benefits to being in a Group Plan! In addition to all the extra productivity tools, all members of a Group Plan get free subscriptions, and their very own Jackalope mounts! Be sure to check them out if you haven't already.

by TheHollidayInn

Chat Improvements: Swearword Blocker and Spam PreventionEdit

We're excited to announce that we've released two new tools that will help keep Habitica's Tavern Chat pleasant to use as our community grows.

First is a swearword blocker that 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. (Please note that the swearword blocker may not catch every instance of disallowed words, so we still encourage users to flag inappropriate messages so that they can be removed by the moderator team!) Next, there's a new tool for spam prevention that 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.

We're very excited to have these new features! We hope that you enjoy the chat improvements that will result.

by TheHollidayInn and XamanEk


5/2/2017Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

May Backgrounds and Armoire ItemsEdit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can stand vigil in front of Guardian Statues, explore the Habit City Streets, and perch On a Tree Branch.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Merchant Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by AnnDeLune, astigmatism, Katy133, and usnbfs

New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Cast of Characters, in which you turn your strengths and weaknesses into characters in a story. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Check Your HP": grand prize winner julkamo, and runners-up [sic], James Ruf, Thiago Escobar, Dotts, and Brad is addicted to coffee!. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't already collected them all. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

April 2017Edit

4/28/2017Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR SPRING FLING AND APRIL SUBSCRIBER GOODIES; GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON THE BLOG

Last Chance for Spring Fling Outfits, Spring Customizations, and Shiny SeedsEdit

Tomorrow is the final day of the Spring Fling Festival, so if you still have any remaining Spring Fling Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and avatar customizations won't be back until next year, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so be sure to snag them today!

Plus, the Seasonal Shop will be closing down, so now's the time to seize those final items and stock up on Shiny Seeds!

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Last Chance for Fairytale SetEdit

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Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Fairytale Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

by Lemoness

Guild Spotlight: Relaxing Hobbies!Edit

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights Guilds focused on fun activities! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for discussing your relaxing hobbies and how you make time for them.

by beffymaroo

4/25/2017Edit

NEW DAILY CHECK-IN INCENTIVES AND APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

New Daily Check-In IncentivesEdit

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Great news! We've added more Check-In Incentive prizes to reward you for your continued dedication to improving your life. These prizes will include exclusive magic hatching potions, unique equipment, and more! For those who have surpassed the previous series of prizes, your check-ins since then have been counted and you'll receive all the prizes you would have earned in the meantime immediately.

You can learn more about check-in incentives by reading this Wiki page.

by Lemoness and SabreCat

art by AnnDeLune, icefelis, Gully, nonight, iamholding6, Eevachu, Balduranne, louiselouise1

April Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The April Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Fairytale Item Set! You only have five days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness


4/20/2017Edit

FAIRY HATCHING POTIONS, NEW GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE, AND BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG POST

Fairy Hatching PotionsEdit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and May 17th, you can buy Fairy Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Fairy Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Fairy Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Edge, Willow the Witty, and SabreCat

Gold-Purchasable Quest Line: Mayhem in MistiflyingEdit

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There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Mayhem in Mistiflying Quest-Line! Mistiflying is being assailed by extremely windy weather and peculiar monster attacks. Can you help the April Fool save the city? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Roguish Rainbow Messenger Armor Set.

As time goes on, we'll be adding more gold-purchasable quests. Mayhem in Mistiflying is not a limited-edition quest line, so you have plenty of time to save up!

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Behind the Scenes Blog Post: The April FoolEdit

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Have you ever wanted to know more about the ridiculous Rogue who plays pranks on us every year? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the April Fool. Check it out now to learn about his favorite hobbies, the object of his affection, and even his real name.

by Lemoness


4/18/2017Edit

ANDROID UPDATE, NEW JACKALOPE PET FOR SUBSCRIBERS, AND MAGICAL BEES IN THE TIME TRAVEL SHOP

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Android UpdateEdit

There's an exciting new update to our Android app! Task navigation has been redesigned, and there are more options for filtering your tasks. We've also added a snazzy new login screen and an improved tutorial for new users!

Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience! If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out!

by viirus, Sara Olson, and beffymaroo

New Exclusive Jackalope Pet for SubscribersEdit

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As a thank-you for your support, all subscribers and group plan members have received Royal Purple Jackalope pets! New subscribers will receive this pet when they sign up, so check out the info on our Subscriptions page to learn more about all the great benefits of subscribing to Habitica including your very own Jackalope pet!

by Beffymaroo and SabreCat

Bees Available from the Time TravelersEdit

Magical Bee Pets and Mounts are now available from the Time Travelers! If you missed out on these happy, buzzing companions from last year, be sure to adopt them now.

If bees are something you'd prefer not to see in Habitica due to a phobia, check out the Phobia Protection Extension which will hide any pets, mounts, backgrounds, quest bosses, or equipment featuring bees (as well as snakes, spiders, and rats). We hope that it helps make everyone's Habitica experience fun!

by Lemoness and SabreCat


4/13/2017Edit

BUTTERFLY PET QUEST AND SAMPLE DAILIES WIKI SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Bye, Bye, Butterfry!Edit

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A trip to the Taskan countryside's butterfly garden gets deeply dangerous when some neglected Dailies attract a Flaming Butterfry! Get the latest pet quest, "Bye, Bye Butterfry" in the Quest Shop, and earn some cute caterpillar pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Written by AnnDeLune

Art by Leephon, Megan, Eevachu, Beffymaroo, UncommonCriminal, Anna Glassman, and Lilith of Alfheim

Featured Wiki Article: Sample DailiesEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Dailies! We hope that it will help you as work on adding or revamping your daily tasks. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards


4/11/2017Edit

EGG HUNT QUEST, APRIL FOOL'S CHALLENGE WINNERS, AND CHANGE TO PARTY SIZES

Egg Hunt Quest AvailableEdit

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The Egg Hunt is available again in the Seasonal Shop! Strange eggs are appearing all over Habitica. Can you collect them all to earn some colorful Egg pets and mounts?

by Megan, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

April Fool's Challenge WinnersEdit

The winners of the Party with the April Fool Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: Anna Lilliman, CaptivatingLight, Lalaitha, Tousled Smile, and Acquafortis Fortis!

Thank you to everyone who shared their awesome April Fool's photobomb pics! You can see a fun recap of the shenanigans on our blog. Stay tuned to see what wacky antics the Fool gets up to next year!

by Beffymaroo, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Change to Party SizesEdit

Due to some technical constraints that were causing performance issues for large Habitica parties, we've limited the number of members in a single party to 30 people. If you already have more than thirty people in your party, don't worry--you won't be forced to eject anyone! This rule only applies going forward.

This change will help prevent a lot of the bugs and glitches that affected very large parties, and will improve Habitica's site performance overall. Thanks for understanding! if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them in the Habitica Help Guild.

by Yutsuten


4/6/2017Edit

SHINY SEEDS AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Shiny SeedsEdit

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Throw a Shiny Seed at your friends and they will turn into a cheerful flower until their next cron! You can buy the Seeds in the Seasonal Shop for gold. Plus, they will receive the Agricultural Friends badge!

Don't want to be a flower? Just buy some Petal-Free Potion from your Rewards column to reverse it.

Shiny Seeds will be available in the Seasonal Shop until April 30th!

by Lemoness

Use Case Spotlight: Relaxing HobbiesEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Managing Your Relaxing Hobbies! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be trying to make more time for the things you enjoy.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to keep track of Arts and Crafts Projects? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo


4/4/2017Edit

APRIL BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

April Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can summit a Mist-Shrouded Mountain, investigate a Bug-Covered Log, and perch in a Giant Birdhouse.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Festival Attire set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by CarolinaAsh, Katy133, James Danger, and AnnDeLune

April Take This ChallengeEdit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, "Check Your HP!," with a focus on tracking one's mood over time. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "It's Dangerous to Go Alone": grand prize winner SuchARarity, and runners-up miketheguy101, TheRossGamer, B_Rud, Cj_Cesareo, and Jacob Da Jeweler! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set, if they hadn't completed the set already. New set pieces appear in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat


4/1/2017Edit

THE APRIL FOOL'S DISTRACTION DISCOTHEQUE AND DAZZLE DANCE EMPORIUM

Welcome to the Distraction Discotheque and Dazzle Dance Emporium!Edit

"It's a marvelous day, and I, Bailey the Town DJ, would like to warmly welcome you to the Distraction Discotheque and Dazzle Dance Emporium! This festive location was set up by the dashing, brilliant, and humble April Fool. It's entirely devoted to sparkly diversion -- and avoiding productivity at all costs!

Rad New NPCs!Edit

Be sure to check out all your favorite places on Habitica today to visit the Non-Player Characters, a set of ENTIRELY unique individuals, as I... er, they... have a grand time and dance the day away!

Party with the April Fool and Win Gems!Edit

You're going to have a wonderful time, not least of all because the April Fool, in his endless magnanimity, is making the time to party with every single one of you -- take a peek at your avatar!

For even more fun, check out the official Challenge posted especially for today! Share your avatar featuring that fantastic Fool on social media, and you'll have a chance to win gems. Now go boogie!"

March 2017Edit

3/30/2017Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR SHIMMER ARMOR SET, AND... WHAT IS THE APRIL FOOL UP TO?

Be on the Lookout for Weekend Shenanigans...Edit

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The April Fool has been looking awfully cheerful recently. TOO cheerful... He promises that he's not planning any shenanigans at the turn of the month, but we suspect that this masterful Rogue may have some tricks up his sleeves.

"Nonsense!" he says. "Me, interfere on April Fool's Day? Why, you won't even see me."

Perhaps you should check back over the weekend, just in case...

Last Chance for Shimmer Armor SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Shimmer Armor Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

by Lemoness


3/28/2017Edit

DEWINES CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT, ECO-FRIENDLY GUILD SPOTLIGHT, AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINES UPDATES

Contributor Spotlight: DewinesEdit

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We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Dewines, a Moderator, to learn more about how she uses Habitica.

by Dewines, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Guild Spotlight: Eco-Friendly GuildsEdit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you look for ways to live more eco-friendly! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Earth-conscious communities.

by Beffymaroo

Community Guidelines UpdatesEdit

We've updated the Community Guidelines as follows:

  • Included our newest Mods and Staff members, as well as up-to-date information on the admins of the Wiki and Github repo
  • Updated information about flagging posts and reporting problematic posts, PMs, and profiles
  • Clarified our policy advising against sharing identifying information in public chat spaces
  • Updated our policy on content warnings
  • Clarified information about our banning and muting procedures for users who commit severe infractions
  • Added minor updates and clarifications to some sections

Please give the updates a read! The Community Guidelines are long, but they're very important to our mission to keep Habitica a safe and happy community. Thanks for helping our community thrive!

by the Habitica Team


3/23/2017Edit

SHIMMER SHIMMER! MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS

March Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The March Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Shimmer Armor Item Set! You only have eight days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Market to claim your gear!

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Shimmer Hatching PotionsEdit

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and April 19th, you can buy Shimmer Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Shimmer Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Shimmer Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Teto Forever, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat


3/21/2017Edit

SPRING FLING BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SEASONAL AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS!

Limited Edition Class OutfitsEdit

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From now until April 30th, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column! Depending on your class, you can be a Floral Mouse, Feline Warrior, Canine Conjuror, or Sneaky Bunny. You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

by beffymaroo, Scarvia, Awesome kitty, usnbfs, and SabreCat

Seasonal Shop OpensEdit

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The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking springtime Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including past spring outfits. Everything there will be available to purchase during the Spring Fling event each year, but it's only open until April 30th, so be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a year to buy these items again!

by Lemoness, Balduranne, PainterProphet, and SabreCat

Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin SetEdit

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The Seasonal Edition Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin Set are now available for purchase in the avatar customizations page! These skin sets will only be available to purchase until April 30th, and then they will disappear from the shop until next Spring Fling. If you buy them, though, you will have access to them year-round!

by Lemoness and McCoyly


3/16/2017Edit

SUBSCRIPTIONS ON iOS AND NEW BLOG POST

iOS Update: Subscriptions!Edit

We've released a new iOS update which lets you subscribe through the app!

Subscribers help us keep the app running and updating, so as a thank-you, they get exclusive monthly items, the ability to buy gems with gold, and more. If you're already a subscriber, you can now use the app to open your monthly gift and buy gems with gold!

Other improvements include a redesign of the task list and new icons for the header! Habits also now will show when they were last completed. We've also smashed some bugs. Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience!

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! Old reviews get hidden with each update, but if you go to the review section you can re-post them again with a single tap. We hope you enjoy the update!

by viirus

Blog Post: Sample HabitsEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Habits! We hope that it will help you as you consider new Habits you'd like to establish or avoid. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

3/14/2017Edit

NEW PET QUEST AND TIME TRAVELER ITEM SETS

New Pet Quest: Peacocks!Edit

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Quest Peacock

Can't choose a single task to accomplish? Sounds like the Push-and-Pull Peacock has you paralyzed by indecision! Get the latest pet quest from the Quest Shop and earn some proud peacock pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Written by Elizabeth Queenan

Art by Cecily Perez, Lilith of Alfheim, PainterProphet, Pfeffernusse, Draayder, Podcod, and McCoyley

Steampunk Peacock Item SetsEdit

Want your avatar to express your excitement about the new peacock pets and mounts? Now the Time Travelers are offering two new feathery steampunk Equipment sets that you can purchase with Mystic Hourglasses!

Mystic Hourglasses are awarded to people who have had a subscription or group plan membership for at least three consecutive months. For every three months that you're a subscriber or group plan member, you'll earn an additional Mystic Hourglass! You can also earn Mystic Hourglasses instantly by purchasing a multi-month subscription bundle.

Thanks for supporting Habitica! We hope that you enjoy your new outfits.

By AnnDeLune, Beffymaroo, Lemoness, and SabreCat


3/9/2017Edit

GROUP PLAN IMPROVEMENTS AND HABIT COUNTERS

Group Plan Improvements: Subscription Benefits and Exclusive Jackalope Mount for All Group Plan Members!Edit

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We're thrilled to announce that we've added some new features to the group plans.

Based on your feedback, all members of a group plan now automatically get:

  • Full subscription benefits, including the exclusive monthly items and the ability to buy gems with gold
  • A brand-new exclusive Jackalope Mount
  • The classic task-sharing features from the original version of group plans, including the ability to assign tasks to specific group members and the ability to approve whether or not tasks were actually completed.
  • A group chat cap of 400 messages instead of the usual 200 messages.

More features will be coming in the future! You can learn more about group plans on their information page. Thanks so much for supporting Habitica!

by TheHollidayInn, SabreCat, Alys, paglias, and all our hard-working testers

New Habit Counters!Edit

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We've launched a new and exciting feature to help you keep track of your progress on Habits! Habits now display a count of how many times you've clicked them, positive or negative. In Advanced Options, you can choose how often the counter resets to 0: daily (the default), weekly, or monthly. We hope this makes your Habit-building experience even better!

by astolat, TheHollidayInn, paglias, Alys, and SabreCat


3/2/2017Edit

MARCH BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS

New Backgrounds and Enchanted Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can ascend a Magic Beanstalk, explore the Meandering Cave, and carouse in the Mistiflying Circus.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Mushroom Druid Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by Witticaster, Stefalupagus, KusSv, and Katy133


3/1/2017Edit

NEXT TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Take This Challenge for March!Edit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, It's Dangerous to Go Alone!, with a focus on maintaining offline relationships. You might recognize this Challenge as a repeat of the first Take This Challenge we held, back in June of 2016. We will continue to revisit each of the Challenges in the Take This series, allowing more people to participate for the exclusive armor items and chances at Gem prizes!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Notice Me, Senpai!": grand prize winner Lucy Zhuang, and runners-up Emithyst, 5h4d0wd4nc3r, rjboo, Ellie Goldshire, and Alex the Healer! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't completed the set already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Use Case Spotlight: Living Eco-FriendlyEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Living Eco-Friendly! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be trying to live in a more Earth-friendly way.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage your relaxing hobbies? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

February 2017Edit

2/22/2017Edit

FEBRUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

February Subscriber Items!Edit

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The February Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Heartstealer Item Set! You only have six days to receive the item set when you subscribe.

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! (Very helpful if you want to nab all those cute Cupid pets and mounts before they disappear.) There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness

Guild Spotlight: Food and Cooking!Edit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore new culinary horizons! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Food and Cooking communities.

by beffymaroo


2/16/2017Edit

NEW PET QUEST AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Guinea Pigs!Edit

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The notorious Guinea Pig Gang is trying to rob the Market! Get the latest pet quest, The Guinea Pig Gang, and earn some giddy Guinea Pig pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by Pandah, mewrose, eyenne, Stefalupagus, and Willow the Witty

Writing by Lilith of Alfheim

Contributor Spotlight: ShanaquiEdit

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We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with shanaqui, a Moderator and Challenger, to learn more about how they use Habitica.

by shanaqui, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness


2/14/2017Edit

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ALSO, BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HABITICA STAFF PETS

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Valentine's Day in Habitica!Edit

Help motivate all of the lovely people in your life by sending them a caring valentine. For the next week only, Valentines can be purchased for 10 gold from the Market. For spreading love and joy throughout the community, both the giver AND the receiver get a coveted "adoring friends" badge. Hooray!

While you're there, why not check out the other cards that are available to send to your party? Each one gives a special achievement of its own...

By Lemoness and SabreCat

Behind the Scenes: Our Real-Life PetsEdit

Although the Habitica staff and mods use pixel pets and mounts to motivate ourselves to complete our tasks, today we wanted to share pictures of the real-world pets that we adore. Come meet them on this month's Behind the Scenes blog post!

by Lemoness and the Habitica Team


2/8/2017Edit

HABITICA BLOG: WIKI AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHTS

Featured Wiki Article: Establishing Your TasksEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Establishing your Tasks! We hope that it will help you as you create new Tasks and re-evaluate existing ones. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

Use Case Spotlight: Food and CookingEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Food and Cooking! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be re-evaluating your nutritional habits and routines.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to live more eco-friendly? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo


2/2/2017Edit

CUPID HATCHING POTIONS, SUBSCRIPTIONS ON ANDROID, NEW BACKGROUNDS, AND NEW ARMOIRE ITEMS

Cupid Hatching PotionsEdit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and February 28th, you can buy Cupid Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Cupid Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!

After they're gone, it will be at least a year before the Cupid Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Willow the Witty and SabreCat

Android Update: SubscriptionsEdit

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There's an exciting new update to our Android app. You can now subscribe to Habitica through the app!

Subscribers help us keep the app running and updating, so as a thank-you, they get exclusive monthly items, the ability to buy gems with gold, and more!

If you're already a subscriber, you can now use the app to open your monthly gift and buy gems with gold! Thank you for your support, it means a lot to us!

We’ve also done some minor bug fixes. Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience! If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out!

by Viirus

New Backgrounds and Armoire ItemsEdit

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can climb to the Bell Tower, bask in the wealth of a Treasure Room and pose under the Wedding Arch.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Queen of Hearts set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by Casey, AnnDeLune, and CitrineSun


2/1/2017Edit

RESOLUTIONS CHALLENGE AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGES CONCLUDED; NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

Resolution Challenge WinnersEdit

The winners of the Habitica New Years Resolutions Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: thesuperalice, booksandchips, Meriah, hazey_sunshine, and Valendro!

Thank you to everyone who shared your resolutions! We're excited to help you pursue your goals throughout 2017 and beyond!

New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Notice Me, Senpai!, with a focus on reaching out to others when you're struggling. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Multiplayer Co-op Exercise": grand prize winner IvokaOrange, and runners-up nerelleaustralis, Millificent, Soul Brig, wwwave, and Arawasa the Unseen! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they didn't have all the pieces already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

January 2017Edit

1/31/2017Edit

HABITICA BIRTHDAY PARTY AND LAST CHANCE FOR MANY SPECIAL ITEMS

Habitica Birthday BashEdit

January 31st is Habitica's 4th Birthday! Thank you so much for being a part of our community - it means a lot.

Now come join us and the NPCs as we celebrate!

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Cake for Everybody!Edit

In honor of the festivities, everyone has been awarded an assortment of yummy cake to feed to your pets! Plus, for the next two days Alexander the Merchant is selling cake in his shop, and cake will sometimes drop when you complete your tasks. Cake works just like normal pet food, but if you want to know what type of pet likes each slice, the wiki has spoilers.

Party RobesEdit

There are Party Robes available for free in the Rewards column! Don them with pride.

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Birthday Bash AchievementEdit

In honor of Habitica's birthday, everyone has been awarded the Habitica Birthday Bash achievement! This achievement stacks for each Birthday Bash you celebrate with us.

Last Chance for Winter Wonderland Outfits, Wintry Hair Colors, and SnowballsEdit

Today is the final day of the Winter Wonderland Festival, so if you still have any remaining Winter Wonderland Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and Hair Colors won't be back until next December, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so be sure to snag them today! Due to the fact that the Wintry Skins were released later than the rest of the Seasonal Customization items, we've decided to make a special one-time exception to their end date, so they will be available until February 3rd rather than January 31st.

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Last Chance for Time-Freezer SetEdit

Reminder: it's the final day to subscribe and receive the Timefreezer Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.

by Lemoness

Last Chance for Holly and Peppermint Hatching PotionsEdit

Reminder: the 31st is the final day to buy Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Vampitch, Lemoness, and SabreCat


1/26/2017Edit

BEFFYMAROO JOINS HABITICA STAFF; GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH AND FITNESS

New Staff Member: Beffymaroo!Edit

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We're thrilled to announce that our long-time moderator and pixel artist Beffymaroo will be coming onboard as a staff member! She's been a major part of our community for a long time, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her aboard. Go congratulate her in the Tavern!

by the Habitica Team

Guild Spotlight: Health and FitnessEdit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you evaluate your Health and Fitness goals for 2017! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Health and Fitness communities.

by Beffymaroo


1/24/2017Edit

JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS REVEALED

January Subscriber Items!Edit

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The January Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Time-Freezer Item Set! You only have seven days to receive the item set when you subscribe.

Subscribers also receive the ability to buy gems for gold -- the longer you subscribe, the more gems you can buy per month! There are other perks as well, such as longer access to uncompressed data. Best of all, subscriptions let us keep Habitica running. Thank you very much for your support -- it means a lot to us.

by Lemoness


1/19/2017Edit

CHALLENGES UPDATE FOR ANDROID AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE BLOG

Android Update: Challenges!Edit

We've released a new Android update that contains Challenges!

Now you can browse, join, and view Challenges on the app! Easily add user-created tasks to your list, then compete against other Habiticans to win gems and achievements.

Plus, we've made some design improvements! Habit buttons now have the +/- on different sides to improve accessibility, and long pressing on the floating action button now creates a task that matches the task list you’re currently viewing. We've got some snazzy new icons, too! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience.

If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! We hope you enjoy the update.

by Viirus

Blog Post: Starting Over OptionsEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Starting Over Options! We hope that it will help you as you make a fresh start on the New Year. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards


1/17/2017Edit

WINTER WONDERLAND: GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE AND WINTERY SKINS

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Gold-Purchasable Quest Line: Stoïkalm Calamity!Edit

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There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Stoïkalm Calamity Quest-Line! The frozen north is experiencing a rash of thefts and monster outbreaks. Can you help Lady Glaciate and the Mammoth Riders vanquish their foes and recover their valuables? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Mammoth Rider Armor Set.

As time goes on, we'll be adding more gold-purchasable quests. The Stoïkalm Calamity is not a limited-edition quest line, so you have plenty of time to save up!

Written by Lemoness

Art by Beffymaroo and Kiwibot

Wintery Skins Available!Edit

There's a new set of Seasonal Edition Skins available in the Avatar Customization page! You can complete your wintry avatar look with Aurora, Dapper, Festive, Holly, Polar, Sugar, or Winter Star Skins. Due to the fact that these skins released later than the rest of the Seasonal Customization items, we've decided to make a special one-time exception to their end date, so they will be available until February 3rd, rather than the festival end date of January 31st! Get these new skins while you can, or they won't be available until next year.

By tricksy.fox


1/12/2017Edit

CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN!

Habitica Blog: Contributor Spotlight on MeganEdit

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We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Megan, a moderator and pixel artist, to learn more about she uses Habitica.

by Megan, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness


1/10/2017Edit

NEW PET QUEST: TRICERATOPS!

Triceratops Pet Quest!Edit

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An enchanted Triceratops is causing the Stoïkalm Volcanoes to erupt! Get the latest pet quest, the Trampling Triceratops, and earn some tricky Triceratops pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by McCoyly, plumilla, *~Seraphina~*, PainterProphet, and beffymaroo

Written by Lillith of Alfheim


1/5/2017Edit

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION CHALLENGE, LAST CHANCE FOR GIFT-1-GET-1 SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Habitica New Year's Resolution Challenge!Edit

We've launched a new official Challenge giving five people the chance to win 15 gems each! All you have to do is post about your #HabiticaResolutions in this coming year. Head here to check out the full rules and sign up!

Need some inspiration for your post? Check out the Habitica team's resolutions on our blog!

by Lemoness and the Habitica team

Final Chance for Free Subscription Promotion!Edit

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Don't forget that January 6th is your last day to get a free subscription when you gift a subscription to your friend! If you want to take advantage of that deal, you should definitely do it now.

Subscribers get to buy gems with gold, so if you have your eye on some fun hatching potions, backgrounds, or quests, this is a great opportunity. They also get increased access to data, and a special equipment set every month! Best of all, they help Habitica stay afloat.

Enjoy!

by Lemoness

Use Case Spotlight: Health and Fitness!Edit

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Health and Fitness! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be setting new Health and Fitness goals for the New Year. You can also pop into the guild to view all the ideas submitted! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage food and cooking? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo and the Use Case Spotlight Guild


1/3/2017Edit

JANUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, WINTERY HAIR COLORS, AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

January Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can explore the Stoïkalm Volcanoes, glide on a Sparkling Snowflake, and brave a fierce Blizzard.

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Ram Barbarian Set. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by KusSv, Jasmine Osler, zacharyatacksherwood, Kiwibot, chumbucket, and Lemoness

Wintery Hair ColorsEdit

The Seasonal Edition Wintery Hair Colors are now available for purchase from the avatar customizations page! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Snowy, Peppermint, Holly Green, Aurora, Winter Star, or Festive. Enjoy!

by Lemoness

New Take This Challenge!Edit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Multi-Player Co-op Exercise, with a focus on exercising with a friend. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

Take This is a nonprofit that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Hero's Triumph": grand prize winner AngelaY, and runners-up KamiFlame, InkyWitch, mistressofrevels, Spesilva, and Deomew! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This Armor Set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

by Doctor B, the Take This team, Lemoness, and SabreCat

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