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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 2018.

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

2018 | 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

12/5/2018Edit

DECEMBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can soar over Snowy Mountains at night, bundle up to hike through a Frosty Forest, or snuggle up next to a Snowy Day Fireplace. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

Plus, there’s new Gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Green and Red Loungewear Sets. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by eyenne, Vikte, wykedcrafty, GeraldThePixel, shanaqui, and SabreCat

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12/3/2018Edit

DECEMBER 2018 RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Journey's End and New Beginnings, we're focusing on reviewing your 2018 resolution successes and planning for an even better 2019! It has a 15 gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on January 2.

Congratulations to the winners of the November Challenge, misketti, CamelliaLynne, DrearyDear, Mikachu, and Zsuzsa!

The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "Don't Be a Completionist!" with a focus on setting priorities. 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, "This One Goes to 11!": grand prize winner digitalkitty isawesome, and runners-up jtm119, Jicaffo, Azburn, Snowdesert, and Hicholyta. 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

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November 2018Edit

11/30/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE! SPLENDID SORCERER SET, FROST HATCHING POTIONS, ODDBALLS QUEST BUNDLE

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Last Chance for Splendid Sorcerer Item SetEdit

Reminder: this is the final weekend to subscribe and receive the Splendid Sorcerer 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 Beffymaroo

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Last Chance for Frost and Thunderstorm Hatching PotionsEdit

This weekend is also your last chance to buy Frost and Thunderstorm Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Balduranne

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Last Chance for Oddball Pet Quest BundleEdit

And finally, this weekend is all that's left to buy the discounted Oddballs Pet Quest Bundle, featuring the Yarn, Rock, and Marshmallow Slime quests all for seven Gems! Be sure to glomp it from the Quest Shop right away!

Writing by Bartelmy, Faelwyn the Rising Phoenix, Theothermeme, Bethany Woll, itokro, and Lemoness
Art by PainterProphet, PfeffernZusse, Zorelya, intune, starsystemic, Leephon, Arcosine, stefalupagus, Hachiseiko, TheMushroomKing, khdarkwolf, Vampitch, JinjooHat, UncommonCriminal, Oranges, Darkly, overomega, celticdragon, and Shaner


11/28/2018Edit

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NOVEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT!

November Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

The November Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Splendid Sorcerer Item Set! You'll receive this item set when you subscribe by December 3. 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 Beffymaroo

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Staff Spotlight: Sara, aka PiyoEdit

There's a new Staff Spotlight on the blog! Come meet Sara, aka Piyo, and learn how our favorite onesie-wearing cryptid balances her design work for Habitica with her enthusiasm for baking and video games.

by Beffymaroo


11/22/2018Edit

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

NPC Matt Boch Beast Master

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 Pet, Mount, and Costumes!Edit

In celebration of Turkey Day, everyone has received an adorable Turkey! What kind of Turkey? It all depends on how many Habitica Thanksgivings you've celebrated with us. Each Thanksgiving, you'll get a new and exciting Turkey variety!

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

by Lemoness and Beffymaroo

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11/20/2018Edit

THUNDERSTORM AND FROST HATCHING POTIONS

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We've brought back Thunderstorm Potions, and added a brand-new Magic Hatching Potion: Frost! Between now and November 30, you can buy these Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Magic Hatching 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 or Frost Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Balduranne and SabreCat


11/15/2018Edit

ODDBALLS PET QUEST BUNDLE AND SPOTLIGHT ON SLEEP

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New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Oddballs!Edit

If you are looking to add some goofy offbeat pets to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until November 30, you can purchase the Oddball Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Rock, Marshmallow Slime, and Yarn 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!

Writing by Bartelmy, Faelwyn the Rising Phoenix, Theothermeme, Bethany Woll, itokro, and Lemoness
Art by PainterProphet, PfeffernZusse, Zorelya, intune, starsystemic, Leephon, Arcosine, stefalupagus, Hachiseiko, TheMushroomKing, khdarkwolf, Vampitch, JinjooHat, UncommonCriminal, Oranges, Darkly, overomega, celticdragon, and Shaner

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Use Case Spotlight and Guild Spotlight on Sleep and RestEdit

We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to use Habitica to help you with self-care related to sleep and rest! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore ways to use Habitica to help with sleep hygiene and taking breaks. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system to manage this as well! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica for professionalization and "adulting" skills? 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 shanaqui


11/14/2018Edit

UNIQUE USERNAMES ARE HERE!

Hello Habiticans! We're excited to announce the launch of our unique username system! We've made this change so it’s easier to find and invite your friends to Parties, Guilds, and Challenges, mention people in chat, and more. In the future we hope to use this functionality to introduce even more useful features, such as the option to receive notifications if you are mentioned in chat.

You can check and change your current Username in Settings. If you've just confirmed, check your Stable to find the Veteran Pet you've been given as a reward!

If you’d like to learn more about this change, this Wiki page has more detailed information.

Thank you for being patient as we make these changes to improve Habitica!

by Beffymaroo, SabreCat, Apollo, Piyo, viirus, Paglias, and TheHollidayInn

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11/8/2018Edit

FEATURED WIKI: MAGE’S TOWER; UNIQUE USERNAMES COMING SOON!

Blog Post: The Mage's TowerEdit

This month's featured Wiki article is about The Mage's Tower! We hope that it will help you as customize Habitica to fit your goals and needs. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards

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Unique Usernames are Coming!Edit

Hello Habiticans! Next week, we will complete the transition from login names to unique usernames. We're making this change so it’s easier to find and invite your friends to Parties, Guilds, and Challenges, mention people in chat, and so that we can introduce even more useful social features in the future.

You can check and confirm (or change) your current Username in Settings.

Once you’ve confirmed, you’ll receive a special veteran pet as a reward! If you’d like to learn more about this change, this Wiki page has more detailed information. Thanks again for being part of our community!

by Beffymaroo, SabreCat, Apollo, Piyo, viirus, Paglias, and TheHollidayInn

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11/6/2018Edit

NOVEMBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can look shady in a Back Alley, stare in awe at a Glowing Mushroom Cave, or curl up in a Cozy Bedroom. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by Leephon, FirozTaverbi, GeraldThePixel, Vampitch, Mewrose, eyenne, shanaqui, and SabreCat


11/2/2018Edit

NOVEMBER 2018 RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Here be Dragons!, we're focusing on obstacles that arise as you reach the end of the year! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on December 3rd.

Congratulations to the winners of October's Challenge, REN, drcaptainmaria, Helengoesrogue, Mistress Cerny- Cerny Pie, and Taichi1!

The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "This One Goes to 11!", with a focus on pausing for calm and focus amid feelings of pressure or overwhelm. 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, "+2 Intelligence Bonus!": grand prize winner PrimordialDream, and runners-up Marieke Bresseleers, Supertest, Keri-Ann Moore, Jobber, and Xaina the ???. 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

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October 2018Edit

10/30/2018Edit

HABITOWEEN! PLUS LAST CHANCE FOR FALL FESTIVAL AND OCTOBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

Happy Habitoween!Edit

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 MountsEdit

The Flourishing Fields are full of cute carved pumpkins - and it looks like one has followed you home! What kind of pumpkin? It all depends on how many Habitoweens you've celebrated with us. Each Habitoween, you'll get a new and exciting pumpkin variety!

by Lemoness and Beffymaroo

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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

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Last Chance for Fall Festival Items and Dark Forest 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 Ghost and Glow Hatching Potions. Grab them all while you still can!

Plus, today is the final day to subscribe and receive the Dark Forest set! Subscribing also lets you buy Gems for Gold and nets you a special Jackalope pet.

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

by Hermi, AaronTheTwin, tricksy.fox, Lemoness, Beffymaroo and SabreCat

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10/25/2018Edit

OCTOBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS REVEALED

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October's Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Dark Forest 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 > 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 Beffymaroo


10/23/2018Edit

VETERAN PETS AND NEW STAFF MEMBERS

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New Veteran Pet!Edit

Hello Habiticans! Everyone is doing really well with the transition to our new unique username system!

As a reward for confirming your username, you've been granted a veteran pet! If you haven't confimed yet, your new pet will appear in your Stable as soon as you do. Which pet? That depends on how many major changes to Habitica you've been around for.

Enjoy, and thank you for being part of our community- it means a lot to us! <3

by Beffymaroo, SabreCat, Apollo, Piyo, viirus, Paglias, and TheHollidayInn

New Staff Members: Apollo and PiyoEdit

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We're thrilled to announce that our long-time designers Apollo and Piyo will be coming onboard as staff members! They've done a lot of beautiful work on the site and the mobile apps and we couldn't be happier to welcome them aboard. Go congratulate them in the Tavern!

by the Habitica Team


10/18/2018Edit

HABITICA BLOG: WIKI, USE CASE, AND GUILD SPOTLIGHTS

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Blog Post: Grand GalasEdit

This month's featured Wiki article is about Habitica's Grand Galas! We hope that it will help you as you enjoy Fall Festival and look forward to our other exciting galas. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards

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Use Case Spotlight and Guild Spotlight on Celebrating YourselfEdit

We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to use Habitica to help with celebrating yourself and your accomplishments ! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore ways to share your triumphs. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system and other areas to share your pride in your victories! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage healthy habits for sleep and rest? 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 shanaqui


10/11/2018Edit

FALL FESTIVAL AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS AND USERNAME FAQS

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Supernatural Skins & Haunted Hair ColorsEdit

The Seasonal Edition Haunted Hair Colors are now available for purchase! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Pumpkin, Midnight, Candy Corn, Ghost White, Zombie, or Halloween. They’ll vanish after October 31, so be sure to check them out!

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. Find these exciting skins and hair colors in User>Edit Avatar. Get them now, or you'll have to wait until next year!

by Lemoness, mariahm, and crystalphoenix

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Unique Usernames Update and FAQEdit

It’s been a week since we announced the switch to unique usernames. So far, around half of active Habiticans have confirmed their usernames and are ready to go. Be sure to go to Settings and confirm yours!

We’ve seen a few questions floating around the community and wanted to provide some clarification about the change:

  • Usernames will appear beside your display name in chats and your profile
  • Usernames must be unique to be sure you’re inviting or messaging the right person
  • Display names aren’t unique, and two people can have the same one. Your display name can be the same as or different than your username.
  • You can change your display name and username at any time, even after confirmation
  • Changes to chat and invitations will roll out gradually after about a month

If you want to read a more in-depth Q&A on this change and see an example to show how it will work, please visit our blog!


10/09/2018Edit

ALLIGATOR PET QUEST AND SPOOKY SPARKLES!

New Pet Quest: The Insta-Gator!Edit

Drop what you're doing, right now, and head to the Quest Shop!* Get the latest pet quest, The Insta-Gator, and earn some cunning alligator pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Writing by Mike.Antonacci
Art by gully, mfonda, UncommonCriminal, tabbytoes, and Willow the Witty

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Spooky Sparkles in the 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.

10/04/2018Edit

OCTOBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can creep through a spooky Dungeon, dare to approach a Creepy Castle, and bask in the glow of a firefly-filled Bayou. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by AnnDeLune, gully, Vampitch, GeraldThePixel, NekoAtsumeLARPer, Shred, and SabreCat

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10/02/2018Edit

CHANGES TO USERNAMES

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Hello Habiticans! Many of you will have already received an email about some changes coming to our username system. Your login name will now be a unique, public username! This change will make it easier to find, invite, and mention your friends in Habitica's social spaces, and will also allow us to add new features in the future. If you'd like to view or change your username, you can do so in Settings.

by Apollo, piyo, viirus, and SabreCat


10/02/2018Edit

ALL THE CHALLENGES! NEWS ON RESOLUTION SUCCESS, TAKE THIS, BACK-TO-SCHOOL, AND COSTUME CHALLENGES

October 2018 Resolution Success ChallengeEdit

The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Staying Strong, we're focusing on keeping up your motivation as we reach the end of the year! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on November 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of the September Challenge: RubberSoul, KateMomster, 0xymore, Sindyr, and IceBlueMelody!

by Beffymaroo

New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "+2 Intelligence Bonus!", with a focus on deep learning about a topic of interest. 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, "Gaining Inspiration Points!": grand prize winner Wehna, and runners-up Sikk Jones the Rogue, Archangel, Tally, Micha The Seer, and Eeveelee! 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

Back-to-School Preparation Challenge WinnersEdit

The winners of the Habitica Back-to-School Preparation Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: Hanieh S, MXD, boknoy4, zyf32123, and MotThePaladin!

Thank you to everyone who participated! We're excited to help you pursue your goals through the new school year and beyond!

by Beffymaroo

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 and a chance to be featured in Habitica Cosplay Friday on our Tumblr or Instagram! Read the full rules on the Challenge page. by Beffymaroo

September 2018Edit

9/27/2018Edit

SLEEPY AVATARS; LAST CHANCE FOR AUTUMNAL ARMOR SET AND FOREST FRIENDS BUNDLE

Is Your Avatar Asleep?Edit

Hey Habiticans! You may have noticed we experienced a server outage on 25-September. During this issue, we put all users in the Inn to prevent any unfair damage. To check out of the Inn and resume damage from Dailies as well as boss damage in Quests, go to Menu>Social>Tavern>Details (on mobile) or Guilds>Tavern (on web) and tap the orange banner that says "Resume Damage."

Thank you all for your patience and support during the outage. We are always grateful for our exceptionally wonderful community! <3

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Last Chance for Autumnal Armor SetEdit

Reminder: this weekend is your last chance to subscribe and receive the Autumnal 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 Beffymaroo

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Last Chance for Forest Friends Quest BundleEdit

This is also the final week to buy the discounted Forest Friends Pet Quest Bundle, featuring the Deer, Hedgehog, and Treeling quests all for seven Gems! Be sure to grab this bundle from the Quest Shop before it scampers into the underbrush!

by Beffymaroo and SabreCat
Writing by Daniel the Bard, Flutter Bee, and Lemoness
Art by Uncommon Criminal, InspectorCaracal, Leephon, aurakami, FuzzyTrees, PainterProphet, and plumilla


9/25/2018Edit

SEPTEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, GHOST AND GLOW-IN-THE-DARK HATCHING POTIONS, AND BLOG POST ON CONTRIBUTING TO HABITICA

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September Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

The September Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Autumnal Armor Item Set! You only have until September 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 Beffymaroo

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Ghost and Glow-in-the-Dark Hatching PotionsEdit

We've brought back Ghost Potions, and added a brand-new Magic Hatching Potion: Glow-in-the-Dark! Between now and October 31st, you can buy these Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Magic Hatching 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 or Glow-in-the-Dark Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Hermi, AaronTheTwin, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

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Blog Post: Contributing to HabiticaEdit

This month's featured Wiki article is about Contributing to Habitica. We hope that it will help you get involved with our open-source project and our great community! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


9/20/2018Edit

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

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Limited Edition Class Outfits!Edit

From now until October 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column! Depending on your class, you can be a Minotaur Warrior, an Alter Ego Rogue, a Carnivorous Plant Healer, or a Candymancer Mage. You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

by AnnDeLune, Vikte, QuartzFox, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

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Seasonal Shop OpensEdit

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 AnnDeLune, ʂʈєƒąʃųƥągųʂ, Katy133, Lilith of Alfheim, Definitely not a villain, ShoGirlGeek, cataclysms, maxpendragon, Lemoness, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

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NPC OutfitsEdit

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!


9/18/2018Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON HANDS-ON SKILLS

We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to use Habitica to help with Hands-on and Practical Skills! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore ways to use Habitica to help with hands-on projects. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system to manage these kinds of tasks as well! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments? 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 shanaqui

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9/11/2018Edit

NEW DISCOUNTED PET QUEST BUNDLE: FOREST FRIENDS!

If you're looking to add some woodland wildlife to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until September 30, you can purchase the Forest Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Deer, Hedgehog, and Treeling 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 Beffymaroo and SabreCat
Writing by Daniel the Bard, Flutter Bee, and Lemoness
Art by Uncommon Criminal, InspectorCaracal, Leephon, aurakami, FuzzyTrees, PainterProphet, and plumilla

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9/4/2018Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

September Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can go Apple Picking, stand on a Giant Book, and hang out with your pets and mounts in a Cozy Barn. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by GeraldThePixel, Maans, virginiamoon, shanaqui, and fasteagle190

September 2018 Resolution Success Challenge and New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Celebrate your Triumphs, we're focusing on looking back to see all the progress you've made so far! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on October 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of the August Challenge, Enkia the Wicked, wondergrrl, renko, Mibbs, and TereLiz!

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "Gaining Inspiration Points", with a focus on creative endeavors. 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, "Notice Me, Senpai!": grand prize winner Sebem.seme, and runners-up Jessie, MaxClayson, kayote, Madison Walrath, and LaChistosa. 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


August 2018Edit

8/30/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR LAVA DRAGON SET AND SPOTLIGHT ON BACK TO SCHOOL

Last Chance for Lava Dragon SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Lava Dragon 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 Beffymaroo

User Spotlight Special: Back-To-School EditionEdit

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Are you getting ready for school to start (or perhaps school has already begun) and using Habitica to motivate and organize yourself? Check out this special User Spotlight post, featuring advice from fellow Habiticans! They offer lots of useful tips for using your task lists and more to get a jump-start on your studies (or teaching) for this year.

by shanaqui


8/29/2018Edit

NEW AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS: ANIMAL TAILS

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There are new customizations available for your avatar! Check out our new sets of tails to match the Animal Skins and Ears--you'll match your pets better than ever. You can find them in User > Avatar > Extra. Enjoy!

by tricksy.fox, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


8/23/2018Edit

AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND WIKI SPOTLIGHT ON CUSTOMIZING THE HABITICA EXPERIENCE

August Subscriber Set Revealed!Edit

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Subscriber Items for August have been revealed: the Lava Dragon Item Set! You only have until August 31 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 Beffymaroo

Blog Post: Creating a Unique ExperienceEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about using Habitica's features to create a unique experience! We hope that it will help you as you customize Habitica to make the app even more motivating and fun. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


8/21/2018Edit

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EMBER HATCHING POTIONS RETURN!

They're back! Between now and September 21, 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 and SabreCat


8/16/2018Edit

NEW PET QUEST: KANGAROOS! PLUS SPOTLIGHT ON HABITICA COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

New Pet Quest: Kangaroo Catastrophe!Edit

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Ever feel like you've dodged a dreaded task, but it just comes back around to brain you like a whirling boomerang? Get the latest pet quest, "Kangaroo Catastrophe," from the Quest Shop and earn some keen kangaroo pets by completing those real-life tasks!

Writing by summra and SabreCat
Art by stefalupagus, mewrose, LilithofAlfheim, ChrisSpatzerl, Willow the Witty, tricksy.fox, and Beffymaroo

Use Case Spotlight and Guild Spotlight on Getting Involved with Habitica's CommunityEdit

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We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to get involved with Habitica's community! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you earn a place as an esteemed Habitica contributor. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for other ways to get involved with contributing or simply getting social on the site and apps! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica as you learn practical and hands-on skills? 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 shanaqui


8/8/2018Edit

OFFICIAL CHALLENGE: BACK-TO-SCHOOL PREPARATION!

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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: five lucky winners will get a badge for their profile and their choice of a gift subscription or Gems!

by Beffymaroo


8/2/2018Edit

AUGUST BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND QUEST PARTICIPANTS VIEW!

New Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can fly over a Rocky Canyon, spar on the Training Grounds, and cross a charming Bridge. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by Lalaitha, Kiwibot, Balduranne, Irrevenant, DialFforFunky, RandomGryffindor, Mewrose, and CitrineQuartzFox

New! Quest Partipant ListEdit

There's a new feature on your Party Page! If you're in a Quest, you can now view all Party members who have joined the Quest via the Participants link in the box where you can see your progress. Enjoy!

by thefifthisa

8/1/2018Edit

AUGUST 2018 RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Count Your Treasure, we're focusing on the importance of rewards! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on September 3rd.

Congratulations to the winners of July's Challenge: Krilae, catliyon, cemelee, Rafael Moura, and Eduardo The Invincible!

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

Long-time Take This Challenge participants may notice that recent Challenges have been reprises of early ones. Great news, though: next month, we'll begin debuting brand new mental health and self-care Challenges from the Take This team! Stay tuned!

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, "Multi-Player Co-Op Exercise!": grand prize winner Lex Talion, and runners-up wcampospro, KorJik_3, FortemFiducia, DanDee, and Xander Scott! 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


July 2018Edit

7/31/2018Edit

HABITICA NAMING DAY; LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER SPLASH AND JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

Habitica Naming Day and Purple Gryphon Rewards!Edit

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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.

Speaking of pets and mounts, we've given all users Royal Purple Gryphon rewards! Depending on how many Naming Days you've celebrated with us, you've received Melior (a Purple Gryphon mount), his little sister Meliora (a Purple Gryphon pet), a Purple Gryphon Helm, or the Purple Gryphon Wing Cloak!

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

Last Chance for Sea Serpent SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Sea Serpent Set! Subscribing also lets you buy Gems for Gold. The longer your subscription, the more Gems you can get!

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

by Beffymaroo


7/26/2018Edit

NEW GROUP PLANS FEATURE: SHARED COMPLETION FOR TO-DOS

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We've added a new feature for To-Dos in Group Plans: Shared Completion! Now, you can set To-Dos on the Task Board so that the group task is completed when group members finish the task. A "Single" task is done when anyone finishes it (it's a race!), while a task set to "All" is completed when everyone assigned is done. You can find these options by editing To-Dos on your Task Board.

Many of you have been eager to see this feature implemented. We hope it'll help you better organize and motivate your Group for success!

by SabreCat, TheHollidayInn, and paglias


7/24/2018Edit

ORCAS FOR SUMMER SPLASH AND JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

Orcas for Everyone!Edit

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Sea Serpents aren't the only animals riding the waves around the city of Dilatory: it looks like some friendly Orcas are swimming into Habiticans' stables! In honor of the Summer Splash event, everyone who didn't already have both Orcas gets either the mount or the pet. Enjoy!

by Beffymaroo and UncommonCriminal

July Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The July Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Sea Serpent 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 > 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 Beffymaroo


7/19/2018Edit

HABITICA COMIC-CON MEETUP AND WIKI SPOTLIGHT ON THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE

Habitica at San Diego Comic Con!Edit

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Beffymaroo will be representing Habitica at San Diego Comic Con this year. If you’d like to meet her, along with other fellow Habiticans, join us at the Habitica SDCC Meetup! Beffymaroo will be handing out Habitica stickers, promo codes for the Unconventional Armor set, and other exciting special swag (quantities limited!).

You can find the meetup on Saturday, July 21, at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton lobby from 12:00-1:00 PM! Look for the purple Gryphon banner. Can’t wait to meet you :)

Wiki Spotlight: The Pomodoro TechniqueEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about the Pomodoro Technique! We hope that it will help you as you look for new productivity strategies. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


7/17/2018Edit

NEW PET QUEST: SEA SERPENT!

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A submersible expedition launching from the Diligent Docks turns to danger when a mighty Sea Serpent swims into the picture! Get the latest pet quest, Danger in the Depths: Sea Serpent Strike!, and earn some shimmering Sea Serpent pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Writing by gwyllgi
Art by Aries Faries, Witticaster, *~Seraphina~, Mara, and 1920-kun


7/16/2018Edit

iOS APP UPDATE!

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We've updated our iOS app! Lots of pages have been upgraded, including Tasks, Equipment, Guilds, and Parties. We’ve also added sound effects, hooray! You can now also delete your account from within the app. We also smashed a number of pesky bugs, including display issues with Parties, Items, and backgrounds, some bugs with To-Do due dates and more!

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 and piyo


7/12/2018Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON TRAINING YOUR BRAIN

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We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to use Habitica to help with challenging your mind and keeping it sharp! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights some of the Guilds that can help you as you explore ways to use Habitica to enhance your brain training routine. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system to manage your mind-aerobics! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! What are your tips for getting involved in Habitica's exciting contributor community? 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 and the Wiki Wizards


7/10/2018Edit

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SPLASHY SKINS

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! You can find them in User > Edit Avatar!

by Lemoness and UncommonCriminal


7/3/2018Edit

JULY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS!

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can observe the ocean life near a Tide Pool, meander through the undersea City of Dilatory, or swim in the Dark Deep among bioluminescent critters. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by AnnDeLune, gully, Great and Powerful, Irrevenant, GeraldThePixel, AwsamSwazzy, and RandomGryffindor

7/2/2018Edit

JULY HABITICA CHALLENGES: RESOLUTION SUCCESS AND TAKE THIS

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Convene Your Companions, we're focusing on building accountability with your friends in Habitica's social spaces! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on August 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of the June Challenge, Pyrrh Pianissimo, Stephable, Lizzie, zoefcunningham, and Tortoise!

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "Multi-Player Co-Op Exercise!", with a focus on partnering up with others for fitness accountability. 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 StormyMudd, and runners-up MrPandaChao, likesevenspoon, Maira Severo, Laylah, and panzerkroete. 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


June 2018Edit

6/28/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR ALLURING ANGLERFISH SET AND AQUATIC AMIGOS QUEST BUNDLE; FEATURED WIKI ON GUILD CREATION

Last Chance for Alluring Anglerfish SetEdit

Reminder: this weekend is your last chance to subscribe and receive the Alluring Anglerfish 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 Beffymaroo

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Last Chance for Aquatic Amigos Pet Quest Bundle Edit

This is also the final weekend to buy the discounted Aquatic Amigos Pet Quest Bundle, featuring the Axolotl, Cuttlefish, and Octopus quests all for seven Gems! Be sure to check it out in the Quest Shopbefore it floats away!

Blog Post: Guild Creation and Maintenance Tips Edit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Guild Creation and Maintenance! We hope that it will help you as explore Habitica's social spaces. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


6/26/2018Edit

NEW GLASS HATCHING POTIONS, AQUATIC HATCHING POTIONS, AND SEAFOAM!

New Glass Magic Hatching Potions and the Return of Aquatic Potions!Edit

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There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and July 31, you can buy Glass and 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.) 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 Glass and Aquatic Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by stefalupagus, Beffymaroo, Mako413, Willow The Witty, and SabreCat

Seafoam!Edit

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, if you get splashed by Seafoam, you'll receive the Aquatic Friends badge!

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

Seafoam will be available until July 31st!

by Lemoness

6/22/2018Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE, PLUS NEW BEHIND THE SCENES POST!

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We've got new posts on the blog all about ways to use Habitica to help with parenting and family-related matters! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore ways to use Habitica to smooth your home and family life. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system to manage parenting and family-related tasks! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.


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Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica to build a routine to challenge your brain and keep your mind sharp? 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!

There's also a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog about fun facts and goofy shenanigans from the Moderator Team and their behind-the-scenes chat channel. Check it out!

by Beffymaroo, the Habitica Staff, and the Moderator Team


6/21/2018Edit

JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND HABIT HISTORY CHANGES

June Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The June Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Alluring Anglerfish Item Set! You only have until June 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 Beffymaroo

Habit History ChangesEdit

In a few days we're making a change to the way Habit history is stored in order to improve overall site performance and reduce errors and bugs for folks with lots of task activity.

If you view Habit history in a tool such as the Data Display Tool you will no longer be able to see timestamps showing when you clicked a Habit. You will still see how many times you clicked it in a given day.

So, if you are using your Habits for any tasks where the timestamps are critical, just a heads-up and a note to save your data elsewhere as timestamp data will be lost when the change goes live!

If you have developed a third-party tool or extension for Habitica, please check out these notes on GitHub so that you can update if needed.

Thanks for your understanding as we work to make Habitica better. <3

by Paglias


6/19/2018Edit

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

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 Lionfish Mage, Fisher-Rogue, Betta Fish Warrior, or Merfolk Monarch Healer! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Vampitch, Vikte, TheDudeAbides, Lalaitha, and Beffymaroo

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, AnnDeLune, Vampitch, nonight, tricksy.fox, Giu09, JaizakAripaik, Teto Forever, and Kai

NPC Costumes and Shop DecorationsEdit

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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 and Beffymaroo


6/12/2018Edit

NEW DISCOUNTED PET QUEST BUNDLE: AQUATIC AMIGOS!

If you're looking to add some pets to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until June 30, you can purchase the Aquatic Amigos Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Axolotl, Cuttlefish, and Octopus 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!

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6/5/2018Edit

JUNE BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND WIKI SPOTLIGHT ON PERFECT DAYS

June Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can sing rounds in a Rowboat, fish at the Docks, or wave a Pirate Flag. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by ChimeraLiani, Gerald The Pixel, AnnDeLune, CarolinaAsh, eyenne, Alonquian TGW, and Migu the Wanderer

Blog Post: Perfect DayEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about the Perfect Day achievement! We hope that it will help you as you work on finishing all your Dailies. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


6/1/2018 Edit

JUNE 2018 RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Mark Your Journey, we're reflecting on your achievements since January and looking ahead to the rest of the year! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on July 2nd.

Congratulations to the winners of the May Challenge, RubberSoul, Carolee, MyNameIsNotRyn, Rapunculus IV, and notunremarkable!

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

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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 Betsy, and runners-up Caiwan (Sári Péter), tebrilas, Christopher, eeyoregirl, and Serenity. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't collected all the pieces already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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


May 2018Edit

5/31/2018 Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR FAIRY POTIONS AND PEACOCK SET

Last Chance for Phenomenal Peacock SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Phenomenal Peacock 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 Beffymaroo

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

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5/29/2018Edit

NEW AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS: EARRINGS AND HEADBANDS!

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There are new free customizations available for your avatar! Check out our new sets of earrings and headbands in a variety of colors to match every outfit. You can find them under User > Edit Avatar. Enjoy!

by Breadstrings, AnnDeLune, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

5/24/2018Edit

MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND USER SPOTLIGHT!

May Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The May Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Phenomenal Peacock Item Set! You only have until May 31 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 Beffymaroo

User Spotlight: Dr. B of Take This!Edit

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There's a new User Spotlight on the blog! We've interviewed Dr.B of Take This about his Habitica setup, gaming, mental health + more! Check it out. by Dr. B and Beffymaroo

5/15/2018Edit

FAIRY HATCHING POTIONS RETURN!

They're back! Between now and May 31, 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

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5/10/2018Edit

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we've got new posts on the blog all about ways to explore better mental health and wellness through Habitica! First, there's a Guild Spotlight that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore the path to better mental health. We've also posted a Use Case Spotlight featuring a number of great suggestions for using Habitica's task system to manage mental health and wellness! These suggestions were submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next Use Case Spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage parenting and/or family life? 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!


5/8/2018Edit

CUDDLE BUDDIES QUEST BUNDLE AND TIPS FOR PARTY MOTIVATION

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New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Cuddle Buddies!Edit

If you are looking to add some pets to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until 31-May, you can purchase the Cuddle Buddies Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Bunny, Ferret, and Guinea Pig 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 Beffymaroo and SabreCat
Writing by Lilith of Alfheim, Teto Forever, and Bartelmy
Art by Willow the Witty, mewrose, Stefalupagus, Pandah, UncommonCriminal, Gully, Draayder, Teto Forever, PainterProphet, Beffymaroo, Faye, RBrinks, Pocketmole, and James Danger

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Blog Post: Keeping Parties MotivatedEdit

Did you catch our latest featured Wiki article? It's about Keeping Parties Motivated! We hope that it will help you as you battle Habitica's bosses and your tasks with your friends. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by shanaqui and the Wiki Wizards


5/1/2018Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND OFFICIAL HABITICA CHALLENGES FOR MAY

New Backgrounds and Armoire ItemsEdit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can tiptoe through a Terraced Rice Field, bask in the glory of the Champions' Colosseum, and look for fun new footwear in the Fantastical Shoe Store. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by Katy133, confusus, TheMushroomKing, khdarkwolf, RandomGryffindor, ChimeraLiani, and Mewrose

May 2018 Resolution Success Challenge and Take This ChallengeEdit

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Review your Combat Tactics, we're focusing on refining your strategy to help you stay motivated and keep moving forward as we're almost halfway through the year! It has a 15 gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on June 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of the April Challenge: V-Starr, Carlos Víquez, lilliburlero, NowyChris, and PizzaMyHeart!

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, "Keep Calm and Carry On!", with a focus on deep breathing to settle stressful emotions. 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, "Test Thy Courage!": grand prize winner Nietos, and runners-up Teslectrik, Mflute, Kolthar, lilyandrosemary, and thewandererrae! 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


April 2018Edit

4/30/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR APRIL GOODIES!

Last Chance for Spiffy Squirrel SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Spiffy Squirrel 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 Beffymaroo

Last Chance for Spring Fling Hatching Potions, Equipment, Avatar Skins and Hair Colors, and Seasonal Shop ItemsEdit

Spring Fling is coming to a close, so be sure to grab any exciting items you've had your eye on! This includes the Shimmer and Rainbow Hatching Potions in the Market. If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

Pastel Skins and Shimmer Hair colors will also disappear when the Gala ends. If you purchase them in User > Avatar, you can use them year-round!

Be sure to also get your limited edition Spring Fling equipment in your Rewards Column! When it returns next year, it will be in the Seasonal Shop and will be available for gems rather than gold.

And lastly, it's a great time to stock up on items from the Seasonal Shopbefore it closes. This includes past Spring Fling equipment, the Egg Hunt Quest, and Shiny Seeds!

by Scarvia, Awesome kitty, usnbfs, Lemoness, Balduranne, PainterProphet, Vikte, Lalaitha, DialFForFunky, Gerald the Pixel, Beffymaroo and SabreCat


4/24/2018Edit

APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS: SPIFFY SQUIRRELS!

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April Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

The April Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Spiffy Squirrel Item Set! You only have until April 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 Beffymaroo


4/19/2018Edit

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Use Case Spotlight: Making a DifferenceEdit

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Making a Difference! 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 to make a positive difference!

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage your Mental Health and Wellness? 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

Behind the Scenes: What We're PlayingEdit

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Like many of you Habiticans out there, our team loves video and mobile games, and in this special post we wanted to share what we're currently playing (besides Habitica, of course!) and what we love about these games. Come check them out in this month's Behind the Scenes feature! by Beffymaroo and the Habitica Staff

4/17/2018Edit

iOS APP UPDATE!

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We've released a new iOS update! In this update, we've added new features including the ability to purchase equipment from the Market, performance fixes for chat, and accessibility improvements. We've also smashed a number of pesky bugs, including problems some users experienced with notifications, chat, and Challenges!

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 and piyorii

4/10/2018Edit

SQUIRREL PET QUEST AND APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE WINNERS

New Pet Quest: The Sneaky SquirrelEdit

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Squirrels are loose, jamming up Habitican routines with stray acorns! Find and confront the hoarder in the latest pet quest, The Sneaky Squirrel, and earn some bushy-tailed squirrel pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by randomdaisy, Shtut, virginiamoon, confusedcicada, and WillowTheWitty
Writing by Cantras and SabreCat

April Fool's Challenge Winners and Blog Post!Edit

The winners of the April Fool's Social Media Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: Al Lith, Frar of the Lonely Mountain, Garwinna, Meakuel, and Koliz!

Thank you to everyone who shared their awesome pics with their tiny pets and mounts! 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 and SabreCat


4/5/2018Edit

SHIMMER HAIR, PASTEL SKINS, HABITICA FORGE TWITTER, AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

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Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin SetEdit

The Seasonal Edition Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin Set are now available for purchase in User > Edit Avatar! 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

The Habitica ForgeEdit

We've launched an exciting new Twitter account! Habitica Forge will be tweeting automated updates about all the work of our fantastic blacksmiths. If you're curious about what fixes and improvements are in the works, be sure to check it out! This account will also be the official source for updates from Habitica about any site or app access issues or outages.

by Beffymaroo, TheHollidayInn, Paglias, Alys, Viirus, SabreCat, Blade, and all Habitica's wonderful Blacksmiths!

Be the Change: Guilds for Making a DifferenceEdit

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you work to make the world a better place! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for volunteers and general do-gooders.

by Beffymaroo

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4/3/2018Edit

SHINY SEEDS

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Shiny SeedsEdit

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, if you get transformed by a Shiny Seed, you'll 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


4/2/2018Edit

BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND OFFICIAL CHALLENGES FOR APRIL

April Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can fly over an Ancient Forest, soar above a Field of Wildflowers, and dally in a pretty Tulip Garden. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

Plus, there’s new gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including some fun joke props in honor of April Fool's Day! Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces! Enjoy :)

by BanthaFett, Podcod, virginiamoon, Vikte and Kiwibot

April 2018 Resolution Success Challenge and Take This ChallengeEdit

The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Rally Your Allies, we're focusing on building accountability by reaching out to supportive people in your life! It has a 15 gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on May 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of March's Challenge, LuxInWonderland, kheftel, Midnight Reverie, bookishninja, and VeganValerie!

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, Test Thy Courage!, with a focus on initiating 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 Jon Johnson, and runners-up valosin, ninaninet, awcward, Jackie Stack, and SaphirSoleil. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they didn't have the full set already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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


4/1/2018Edit

APRIL FOOL'S 2018: TINY PETS AND MOUNTS!

Tiny Pets and MountsEdit

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Oh no! That dastardly April Fool seems to have pulled off his "small" prank: all our pets and mounts have shrunk!

"Haha!" the April Fool laughs as he bursts in the the Tavern, "Enjoy your new and more efficiently-sized friends! Now your pets and mounts are so much easier to keep track of, right? This should certainly increase your productivity!"

Lady Glaciate grumbles from her corner table and looks at her mammoth, which is happily cavorting in her teacup. "Well, since I don't have a ride back home to the Stoikalm Steppes at the moment, I disagree."

As Sir Stomp sprays tea triumphantly from his trunk, a small smile tugs at the corner of her mouth. ".…I suppose one could argue it's quite cute, though," she grudgingly adds.

It looks like all our pets and mounts are extra small for the time being. Enjoy the fun by checking out everyone's profiles today! Your pets and mounts will return to normal on April 3.

Special April Fool's Social Media Challenge!Edit

For even more fun, check out the official Challenge posted especially for today! Share your avatar featuring your tiny pets on social media between now and April 3, and you'll have a chance to win gems!


March 2018Edit

3/30/2018Edit

HABITICA ON INSTAGRAM, SELF-IMPOSED CHALLENGE BLOG, AND WHAT'S THE APRIL FOOL UP TO?

Habitica is Now on Instagram!Edit

Habitica's Instagram is now live! Follow us for updates and exclusive peeks at behind-the-scenes fun!

New Blog Post: Self-Imposed Challenges!Edit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Self-Imposed Challenges! We hope that it will help you as you customize Habitica to make it as fun and challenging as you'd like it to be! 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

The April Fool Stops By the Tavern...Edit

It's that time of year again, and all Habitica's denizens have been on the lookout for stirrings from the most mischievous Masterclasser: the April Fool. Puzzlingly (and perhaps alarmingly!) he's been unusually quiet considering his favorite day is nearing. He's announced he's keeping his plans small-scale and that they will hardly be noticed, but upon hearing this from Tavern-goers on a visit to Habit City, Lady Glaciate rolled her eyes.

"I'd be interested to know what the Master of Rogues considers a modestly-proportioned prank…" she says irritably.

Perhaps you should check back over the weekend to see what's in store…


3/29/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, MAGIC POTIONS AVAILABLE INTO APRIL, AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINES UPDATES

Last Chance for Daring Dragonfly SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Daring Dragonfly 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 Beffymaroo

Extended Availability for Shimmer and Rainbow Hatching PotionsEdit

Due to popular demand, we've extended the availability of the Rainbow and Shimmer Magic Hatching Potions until Spring Fling ends on April 30! Be sure to grab them from the Market before then! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Beffymaroo, Teto Forever, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

Community Guidelines UpdatesEdit

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We've made some important updates to the Community Guidelines to make it easier to read, as well as to clarify some policies on subjects such as promotional Challenges, spamming, and more. Be sure to read it before you chat in the Tavern, in Guilds, or in your Party!

Thanks for helping us keep Habitica's community happy and safe!

by shanaqui and the marvelous moderators

Moderator Contact FormEdit

Encountering a community issue? There's a new, simple way to get in touch with the moderator team: the moderator contact form! You can access it under the Help menu, under the Helpful Links in the Tavern sidebar, or on the Contact Us page. This is always the best and fastest way to contact a moderator if you need help. We hope that it will be useful!

by TheHollidayInn, Lemoness, and Alys


3/22/2018Edit

MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG

March Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

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The March Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Daring Dragonfly Set! You'll receive this set when you subscribe by March 31! 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 Beffymaroo

Behind the Scenes: Staff Podcast Picks!Edit

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Looking for new podcasts? The Habitica team loves podcasts, and in this special post we wanted to share some favorites that help us get things done, learn, and have fun! Come check them out in this month's Behind the Scenes feature!

by Beffymaroo and the rest of the Habitica team


3/20/2018Edit

SPRING FLING BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND EGG QUEST IS AVAILABLE!

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 Tulip Mage, Sunrise Warrior, Duckling Rogue, or Garnet Healer. You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

by Vikte, Lalaitha, DialFForFunky, Gerald the Pixel, Beffymaroo 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 Scarvia, Awesome kitty, usnbfs, Lemoness, Balduranne, PainterProphet, Beffymaroo and SabreCat

Egg Quest AvailableEdit

The Egg Quest is also available again in the Quest 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

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3/15/2018Edit

KEYS TO THE KENNELS AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Release Pets & Mounts!Edit

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The Keys to the Kennels have returned! Now, when you collect all 90 standard pets or mounts, you can release them for 4 Gems, letting you collect them all over again! If you want a real challenge, you can attain the elusive Triad Bingo by filling your stable with all of both, then set them all free at once at no cost!

Scroll to the bottom of the Market to purchase a Key. It takes effect immediately on purchase, so say your goodbyes first!

by TheHollidayInn, Apollo, Lemoness, deilann, and Megan

Use Case Spotlight: Spring CleaningEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Spring Cleaning! 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 start spring with a nice, clean dwelling.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to Make a Difference? 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

3/13/2018Edit

SHIMMER AND RAINBOW HATCHING POTIONS; SPRING CLEANING GUILD SPOTLIGHT

Shimmer and Rainbow Hatching PotionsEdit

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We've brought back Shimmer Potions, and added a brand-new Magic Hatching Potion: Rainbow! Between now and March 31st, you can buy these Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Magic Hatching 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 or Rainbow Hatching Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!

by Beffymaroo, Teto Forever, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

Another One Fights the Dust: Guilds for Spring CleaningEdit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you with your Spring Cleaning! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for help and motivation with cleaning. by Beffymaroo

3/8/2018Edit

DYSHEARTENER DEFEATED!

World Boss: Dysheartener Defeated!Edit

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Together, everyone in Habitica strikes a final blow to their tasks, and the Dysheartener rears back, shrieking with dismay. "What's wrong, Dysheartener?" AnnDeLune calls, eyes sparkling. "Feeling discouraged?"

Glowing pink fractures crack across the Dysheartener's carapace, and it shatters in a puff of pink smoke. As a renewed sense of vigor and determination sweeps across the land, a flurry of delightful sweets rains down upon everyone.

The crowd cheers wildly, hugging each other as their pets happily chew on the belated Valentine's treats. Suddenly, a joyful chorus of song cascades through the air, and gleaming silhouettes soar across the sky.

Our newly-invigorated optimism has attracted a flock of Hopeful Hippogriffs! The graceful creatures alight upon the ground, ruffling their feathers with interest and prancing about. "It looks like we've made some new friends to help keep our spirits high, even when our tasks are daunting," Lemoness says.

Beffymaroo already has her arms full with feathered fluffballs. "Maybe they'll help us rebuild the damaged areas of Habitica!"

Crooning and singing, the Hippogriffs lead the way as all the Habitcans work together to restore our beloved home.

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, SabreCat, AnnDeLune, viirus, piyorii, and Apollo


3/6/2018Edit

DYSHEARTENER THIRD RAGE STRIKE AND HUG A BUG QUEST BUNDLE

World Boss: Dysheartener Attacks the Quest Shop!Edit

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Aaaah! We've left our Dailies undone again, and the Dysheartener has mustered the energy for one final blow against our beloved shopkeepers. The countryside around Ian the Quest Master is ripped apart by its Shattering Heartbreak attack, and Ian is struck to the core by the horrific vision. We're so close to defeating this monster.... Hurry! Don't stop now!

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, SabreCat, viirus, piyorii, and Apollo

New Discounted Quest Bundle: Hug a Bug!Edit

If you are looking to add some insect friends to your Habitica stable, you're in luck! From now until March 31, you can purchase the Hug a Bug Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Snail, Beetle, and Butterfly 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!

If you’d prefer not to see bugs in Habitica due to a phobia, check out the Phobia Protection Extension and enable the option for hiding "Beetles"!

by Lemoness, SabreCat, and Beffymaroo
Art by Pfeffernusse, Megan, Pocketmole, overomega, Misceo, UncommonCriminal, Zorella, Anna Glassman, Leephon, Lilith of Alfheim, Ac, starsystemic, and Karithina
Writing by rachnidstardis, emiausti, and AnnDeLune


3/1/2018Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, RESOLUTION SUCCESS CHALLENGE, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

March Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can enjoy Driving a Coach, relax on an Elegant Balcony, and explore a Gorgeous Greenhouse. Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by AnnDeLune, Nummycakes, Reesachan, DialFforFunky, Vampitch, and RandomGryffindor

March 2018 Resolution Success Challenge and New Take This ChallengeEdit

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild!

These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Reach for Your First Achievement, we're focusing on celebrating your progress so far and looking ahead! It has a 15 gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on April 2nd.

Congratulations to the winners of February's Challenge: angelaBelacqua, Birgitte, letsleepingmonsterslie, FlyingRhino, and Dani!

The next Take This Challenge has also 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.

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Cast of Characters!": grand prize winner lovinglyquietcat, and runners-up Hannah, Chrys, CTBG_R0X, lucas br, and Tarashiko! 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, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat


February 2018Edit

2/28/2018Edit

SECOND DYSHEARTENER RAGE STRIKE! LAST CHANCE FOR LOVE BUG SET AND CUPID POTIONS

World Boss: Dysheartener Attacks the Market!Edit

Help! After feasting on our incomplete Dailies, the Dysheartener lets out another Shattering Heartbreak attack, smashing the walls and floor of the Market! As stone rains down, Alex the Merchant weeps at his crushed merchandise, stricken by the destruction.

We can't let this happen again! Be sure to do all our your Dailies to prevent the Dysheartener from using its final strike.

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, SabreCat, viirus, piyorii, and Apollo

Last Chance for Love Bug SetEdit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Love Bug 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 Beffymaroo

Last Chance for Cupid Hatching PotionsEdit

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

by Willow the Witty and SabreCat

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2/22/2018Edit

FEBRUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG

February Subscriber Items Revealed!Edit

The February Subscriber Items have been revealed: The Love Bug Set!! It's a special three-piece set in honor of our ongoing battle with the Dysheartener. You only have until February 28 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.

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by Beffymaroo

Behind the Scenes: Bringing a World Boss to LifeEdit

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There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog! Ever wonder what goes into bringing a World Boss to Habitica? Check out this post for a behind the scenes glimpse of how the team makes these events happen. It's all fun and no spoilers (we promise)!

by Beffymaroo


2/21/2018Edit

WORLD BOSS RAGE STRIKE, GUILD SPOTLIGHT, AND WIKI WEDNESDAY

World Boss: Dysheartener attacks the Seasonal Sorceress!Edit

Oh, no! After feasting on our undone Dailies, the Dysheartener has gained the strength to unleash its Shattering Heartbreak attack. With a shrill shriek, it brings its spiny forelegs down upon the pavilion that houses the Seasonal Shop! The concussive blast of magic shreds the wood, and the Seasonal Sorceress is overcome by sorrow at the sight.

Quickly, let's keep doing our Dailies so that the beast won't strike again!

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, SabreCat, viirus, Apollo, and piyorii

Sharing the Love: Guilds for Interpersonal RelationshipsEdit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you work on building and maintaining your relationships with others! Check it out now to find Habitica's best places for support and help with your interpersonal connections.

by Beffymaroo

Blog Post: RoutinesEdit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about Routines! We hope that it will help you as you work on structuring your time and 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

2/14/2018Edit

WORLD BOSS: THE DYSHEARTENER IS UNLEASHED

Oh no, a World Boss is attacking Habitica! Head to the Tavern to see it now. If you're on mobile, make sure that you have the latest versions downloaded to get the full experience!

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~*~

The sun is rising on Valentine's Day when a shocking crash splinters the air. A blaze of sickly pink light lances through all the buildings, and bricks crumble as a deep crack rips through Habit City's main street. An unearthly shrieking rises through the air, shattering windows as a hulking form slithers forth from the oozing earth.

Mandibles snap and a carapace glitters; legs upon legs unfurl in the air. The crowd begins to scream as the insectoid creature rears up, revealing itself to be none other than that cruelest of creatures: the fearsome Dysheartener itself. It howls in anticipation and lunges forward, hungering to gnaw on the hopes of hard-working Habiticans. With each rasping scrape of its spiny forelegs, you feel a vise of despair tightening in your chest.

"Take heart, everyone!" Lemoness shouts. "It probably thinks that we're easy targets because so many of us have daunting New Year's Resolutions, but it's about to discover that Habiticans know how to stick to their goals!"

AnnDeLune raises her staff. "Let's tackle our tasks and take this monster down!"

~*~

Complete Habits, Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss! Incomplete Dailies fill the Rage Strike Bar. When the Rage Strike bar is full, the World Boss will attack one of Habitica's shopkeepers. A World Boss will never damage individual players or accounts in any way. Only active accounts who are not resting in the Inn will have their incomplete Dailies tallied.

*If you’d prefer not to see the World Boss due to a phobia, check out the Phobia Protection Extension (and set it to hide “Beetles”) :)

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, SabreCat, viirus, Apollo, and piyorii
Writing by Lemoness
Art by AnnDeLune, Lemoness, and Beffymaroo
Phobia Protection Extension by Alys


2/12/2018Edit

VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION AND CHAT IMPROVEMENTS

Habitica Celebrates Valentine's Day!Edit

In honor of Habitica's holiday celebrating all forms of love, whether it's friendship, familial, or romantic, some of the shopkeepers are dressed up! Take a look around to enjoy their new festive decorations.

by Beffymaroo and Lemoness

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Send a ValentineEdit

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

New Chat Performance ImprovementsEdit

We've deployed some behind-the-scenes improvements to the Tavern chat, which should cause the messages and avatars to load more quickly. Additionally, each chat message that you post in the Tavern and in Guilds will now remember the outfit your avatar was wearing when you post it, even on a refresh! We hope that these changes will make chatting even more enjoyable.

by TheHollidayInn and Alys


2/8/2018Edit

CUPID HATCHING POTIONS AND RESOLUTION PLOT-LINE CONTINUES

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

Resolution Plot-Line: Goo GaloreEdit

Remember the mystery of those Habiticans who grew abruptly disheartened with their New Year's Resolutions? There's just been a significant development!

One of the investigation teams, led by Viirus, Apollo, and Piyorii, has turned up something very strange in the broken buildings where those Habiticans live...

"The cracks in the buildings have started to glow," Viirus says. "And look!" He points, and you see that a strange orange goo is oozing from the shattered stone. Gingerly, you touch it -- it smells sweet and is very, very sticky, almost like caramel.

Hmm.... let's keep watch for the cause in the coming days.

2/6/2018Edit

NEW PET QUEST AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Stop Badgering Me!Edit

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Winter has come to the Taskwoods, but the Fairies aren't hibernating yet because the Badgering Bother won't stop pestering them! Get the latest pet quest, Stop Badgering Me!, from the Quest Shop, and earn some bustling badger pets by completing your real-life tasks.

by SabreCat and Lemoness
Writing by Lil Ackbar and Lemoness
Art by plumilla, LilithofAlfheim, and Willow the Witty

Use Case Spotlight: Interpersonal RelationshipsEdit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Interpersonal Relationships! 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 for advice to help nurture your relationships.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica for Spring Cleaning? 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


2/1/2018Edit

NEW BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, OFFICIAL CHALLENGES, AND FIXES

February Backgrounds and Armoire Items!Edit

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can dally in a Rose Garden, explore a Magical Museum, and play in Chessboard Land. Check them out under the User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by AnnDeLune, weeWitch, Katy133, RandomGryffindor, and Chimera Liani

February 2018 Resolution Success Challenge and Take This ChallengeEdit

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The Habitica team has launched a special official Challenge series hosted in the Official New Year's Resolution Guild. These Challenges are designed to help you build and maintain goals that are destined for success and then stick with them as the year progresses. For this month's Challenge, Hone your Weapons, we're focusing on making sure the goals you've set this year are specific and achievable! It has a 15 Gem prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners on March 1st.

Congratulations to the winners of January's Challenge: upsidedawn, Cristalias, feistyturtle, Yachiie, and Stijn Verwijmeren!

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The next Take This Challenge has also launched, Cast of Characters!, with a focus on imagining one's positive and negative feelings as 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 PoNyasha, and runners-up -ᏲᎾ-, Kat Thompson, 𝒮𝔲𝔠𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔪𝔞𝔲𝔰 🐭, Cal_Fizz, and redfeather! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't completed the set already. Armor pieces are located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

Updates and FixesEdit

We've made a number of fixes, most prominently a bunch of fixes for notifications so that they direct you to the correct place when clicked and disappear after that!

We've also fixed the issue where some Habiticans were seeing old announcements from Bailey rather than the latest ones, and we've added a way for Group Plan managers to note when an assigned task needs further work from the assignee.

We hope these fixes improve your Habitica experience!

by Paglias, TheHollidayInn, and Apollo


January 2018Edit

1/31/2018Edit

LAST CHANCE FOR WINTER WONDERLAND OUTFITS, WINTER CUSTOMIZATIONS, AND SNOWBALLS

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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 avatar customizations 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!


1/30/2018 Edit

HABITICA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, LAST CHANCE FOR WINTER WONDERLAND ITEMS, AND CONTINUED RESOLUTION PLOT-LINE

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Habitica Birthday Party! Edit

January 31st is Habitica's 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!

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, [[Food | the wiki has spoilers]}.

Party Robes Edit

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

Birthday Bash Achievement Edit

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 Frost Sprite Set Edit

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Frost Sprite 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 Beffymaroo

Last Chance for Starry Night and Holly Hatching Potions Edit

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

by Vampitch, JinjooHat, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Resolution Plot-Line: Broken Buildings Edit

Lemoness, SabreCat, and Beffymaroo call an important meeting to address the rumors that are flying about this strange outbreak of Habiticans who are suddenly losing all faith in their ability to complete their New Year's Resolutions.

“Thank you all for coming,” Lemoness says. “I'm afraid that we have some very serious news to share, but we ask that you remain calm.”

“While it's natural to feel a little disheartened as the end of January approaches,” Beffymaroo says, “these sudden outbreaks appear to have some strange magical origin. We're still investigating the exact cause, but we do know that the buildings where the affected Habiticans live often seem to sustain some damage immediately before the attack.”

SabreCat clears his throat. “For this reason, we strongly encourage everyone to stay away from broken-down structures, and if you feel any strange tremors or hear odd sounds, please report them immediately.”

“Stay safe, Habiticans.” Lemoness flashes her best comforting smile. “And remember that if your New Year's Resolution goals seem daunting, you can always seek support in the New Year's Resolution Guild.”

How mysterious! Hopefully they'll get to the bottom of this soon.


1/23/2018 Edit

JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, RESOLUTION PLOT-LINE, AND GUILDS FOR GOALS

January Subscriber Items Revealed! Edit

The January Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Frost Sprite Item Set! You only have until January 31 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 Beffymaroo

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Resolution Plot-Line: An Overheard Conversation Edit

As you stride through the streets of Habit City, you overhear a worried conference of whispers. Curious, you peek in to Productivity Plaza and discover Lemoness and Beffymaroo in solemn conversation.

"On one hand, there's always the risk of discouragement when the eagerness of a fresh New Year's resolution gives way to everyday difficulties," Lemoness is saying. "But that just doesn't seem to match these reports. Habiticans who were making real progress are abruptly giving up all their goals overnight."

"I agree," says Beffymaroo. "And look at these maps -- all the reports are happening in the exact same neighborhoods."

"Clustered discouragement, cropping up all over the city?" Lemoness shakes her head. "I won't tempt fate by calling it a coincidence. It's time to investigate."

Without further ado, both of them hurry away. What a strange conversation to overhear! Perhaps we'll learn more about this later....

New Goals for the New Year: Guilds for Setting (and Keeping) Realistic Goals Edit

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as set new goals for 2018 and strive to stay on track! Check it out now to find Habitica's best goal-setting communities.

by Beffymaroo


1/18/2018 Edit

iOS UPDATE, WIKI WEDNESDAY, AND NEW AUDIO THEMES

iOS App Update! Edit

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We've released a new iOS update! In this update, we've added new features including the ability to allocate stat points, fix character values, and make account changes from within the app. We've also smashed a number of pesky bugs, including the issues with inbox messaging, crashes when opening subscriber gear, and even the notorious task-ordering bug!

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 and piyorii

Blog Post: S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Edit

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This month's featured Wiki article is about the SMART goal setting method! We hope that it will help you as strive to set achievable goals for the new year and beyond. 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

New Audio Themes! Edit

There are three new audio themes available in site settings: the Farvoid Theme, SpacePenguin's Theme, and the Lunasol Theme! Check them out to bring fresh sounds to your Habitica experience.

by Airu, SpacePenguin95, Pizilden, and Accio Books!


1/12/2018Edit

HABITICA BLOGS: USE CASE SPOTLIGHT AND BEHIND THE SCENES

Use Case Spotlight: Setting Realistic Goals Edit

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This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Setting Realistic Goals! 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 making resolutions or setting new goals for 2018.

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to help manage and improve your Interpersonal Relationships? 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

Behind the Scenes: Lady Glaciate Edit

Have you ever wanted to know more about Lady Glaciate, the Master of Warriors? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the tough and determined guardian of the Stoïkalm Steppes! Check it out now to learn about her rise to power, her interests and hobbies, and to hear her take on the rumors about her relationship with the Master of Rogues, the April Fool!

by Lemoness

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1/10/2018 Edit

iOS APP STORE FEATURE, NEW PET QUEST, AND LAST CHANCE FOR BUY-1-GET-1 GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS

Habitica App Store Feature! Edit

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We're honored to be featured as the App of the Day in the iOS App Store! Check out our story here.

Also, get excited because we're releasing an update to the Habitica iOS App in the very near future that includes a number of highly requested features! We'll be announcing this update very soon, so keep an eye out for it!

by Viirus and piyorii

New Pet Quest: The Pterror-Dactyl! Edit

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A hike along the Stoïkalm Cliffs turns terrifying when a Pterror-dactyl hones in on undone Dailies and negative Habits! Can you defeat this reptilian menace with your productivity? Get the latest pet quest, The Pterror-dactyl, and earn some trusting Pterodactyl pets by completing your real-life tasks.

by SabreCat, Lemoness, and Beffymaroo
Writing by FrenchKey
Art by Lilith of Alfheim, Vampitch, Procyon P, GeraldThePixel, Edge, stefalupagus, Katy133, Willow the Witty

Last Chance to Gift a Subscription and Get One Free! Edit

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Tomorrow is your last chance to take advantage of our promotion where if you gift somebody a subscription, you get the same subscription for yourself for free!

Subscribers get tons of perks every month, including exclusive items, the ability to buy gems with gold, a cute exclusive Jackalope Pet, and increased data history. Plus, it helps keep Habitica running :) To gift a subscription to someone, just open their profile and click on the present icon in the upper right.

The special promotion will only run until tomorrow, so if you've been curious about trying out a subscription, now's the time! Make a friend happy and use all your new gems to go questing together.

Please note that if you or your gift recipient already have a recurring subscription, the gifted subscription will only start after that subscription is cancelled or has expired. Thanks so much for your support! <3

by SabreCat and Lemoness


1/4/2018 Edit

WINTERY AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS AND NEW AUDIO THEMES

Wintery Skins and Hair Colors!Edit

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The Seasonal Edition Wintery Hair Colors are now available for purchase via the User Menu under "Edit Avatar"! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Snowy, Peppermint, Holly Green, Aurora, Winter Star, or Festive.

Plus, the Seasonal Edition Wintery Skins are available, too! You can complete your winter avatar look with Aurora, Dapper, Festive, Holly, Polar, Sugar, or Winter Star Skins.

Both of these Seasonal Edition customization sets will only be available to purchase until January 31st, after which they'll be gone until next year, so be sure to swoop them up now!

by Lemoness and tricksy.fox

New Audio Themes!Edit

There are two new audio themes available in site settings: Pizilden's Theme and the MAFL Theme! Check them out to bring fresh sounds to your Habitica experience.

by Pizilden and MAFL


1/2/2018 Edit

JANUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, 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 drive a Sleigh, bask in the wintery glow of Auroras, and fly over Icy Steppes! Check them out under User Icon > Backgrounds!

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

by Katy133, weeWitch, denissa, Reesachan, Nummycakes, and Beffymaroo

New Take This Challenge!Edit

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Check Your HP!, with a focus on monitoring your mood. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set and a chance at Gems!

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 Acoustikarl, and runners-up Ximena18, Sunbeams90, Castrón, Adara McCLain, and Emily Torrey. 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