Habitica appreciates and rewards contributions from its members! This page shows the rewards that can be earned. For information about how to contribute, see Contributing to Habitica; the Guidance page links there will describe the Contributor Tier process for each type of contribution.
After Submitting Contributions
Please note that not every contribution will be accepted. Even contributions that are accepted might not be implemented for a long time, especially in the case of art.
If and when your contribution is accepted and incorporated into Habitica, a pop-up will announce your contributor achievement and you will earn:
- a Contributor Achievement Badge, non-stackable, on the first contribution
- a Contributor Title, which identifies the type of contribution made
- a Contributor Tier, which increases with each set of submissions
- a Reward that depends on the Tier earned
- a permanent increase in your drop chance bonus subtotal of 2.5% for each Tier earned
- a permanent increase in your drop-cap by 1 for each Tier earned.
Players who contribute more than one kind of contribution will be given the appropriate Title for each kind. It is possible to gain extra titles without gaining a tier, particularly when a player already has a few tiers as higher tiers are more difficult to obtain.
When you have been awarded a Tier, your name will be highlighted in the appropriate color in all chat areas. When a player hovers over your name, your Title(s) will appear. Your Tier, Titles, and Achievement Badge are also displayed on your profile.
Titles, Tiers, and Rewards are assigned at the discretion of Habitica staff. They reserve the right to change the specific Titles, Tiers, and Rewards at their discretion.
|Player Name Highlight||Contributor Tier||Habitica Contributions||Contributor Reward||Gems |
|1||Community Helpers/FIRST set of submissions integrated||Habitica Contributor's Achievement Badge!||3|
|2||SECOND set of submissions integrated||Contributor Armor!||3|
|3||THIRD set of submissions integrated||Contributor Helmet!||3|
|4||FOURTH set of submissions integrated||Contributor Sword!||4|
|5||FIFTH set of submissions integrated||Contributor Shield!||4|
|6||SIXTH set of submissions integrated||Contributor Pet!||4|
|7||SEVENTH set of submissions integrated||Member of the honored Contributor's Guild, privy to behind-the-scenes details of Habitica.||4|
|Moderator||Has some admin privileges and moderates in the Tavern.|
The "set of submissions" required for each tier depends on the type of contribution. For example, to gain a Blacksmith tier, you would need to submit all changes required to implement one feature or fix one bug, with higher tiers requiring larger features/bugs or more sets of submissions. To gain a tier for wiki contributions, you would need to have made a suitable number of high quality wiki improvements. You must meet the criteria for the overall tier you are requesting, even if your previous tier was based on another type of contribution; this is so that specialists do not have a more difficult job than generalists.
Upon reaching contributor tier 4, you unlock a secret Habitica feature that lets you see where people are posting chat messages from. (This only applies to messages in guilds, not to PMs, and it only works when you're logged in on the website, you don't have access to this information when viewing messages on the Habitica apps.) This feature is meant to allow contributors to better help Habiticans who are asking questions about the workings of Habitica. Knowing what platform someone is posting from often allows you to give more specific advice.
Rarely, a tier 7 contributor who has continued to offer vital improvements to the site will be offered a free subscription for life. This is awarded only in special cases and only at the discretion of the staff.
Contributor Achievement Badge
The contributor badge icon was changed in Fall 2015, due to a user pointing out that it looked too similar to the Firefox logo.
Once awarded, the equipment is available for purchase in the Equipment section of the Market, if you filter for Class = "None" or "Classless" (depending on whether you are on web or mobile app). Each piece gives a bonus of 6 points to all four character stats.
The Hall of Heroes
Contributors are displayed in the Hall of Contributors, ranked by username and contributor Tier, along with their Titles and list of contributions. The Hall is accessed through the Community > Hall of Heroes at the footer of the website (direct link).
Clicking the contributor's or patron's display name will open up their Profile, giving the ability to view their details, message them, or gift them some gems.
Requesting a Contributor Tier
Each category of contribution on Habitica has a specific process for awarding a Contributor Tier. Below is a summary of the processes but for full details about how tiers are judged and how you can apply for them, please see the appropriate Guidance pages.
- Applications required:
- Applications not required:
- Artisans, Bards, Storytellers, Blacksmiths, and Fletchers (Android, iOS) do not need to do anything special, like complete a Contributor Tier request, to earn Contributor Tiers.
- Socialites do not need to apply. In fact, there is no nomination process for Socialite tiers. The staff, moderators, and high-level contributors choose who will be awarded based on what they observe.
- Challengers do not need to apply. Note that tiers are awarded rarely and often only after months, sometimes years, of valuable challenges.
- Ambassador contributor tiers for blog and social media posts are awarded on a discretionary basis for spikes in new user sign-ups. If you believe that your post resulted in a significant and lasting growth for our userbase (e.g. people made accounts and stuck around for a while), please email the Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your User ID and the URL of your post and the admins will check the analytics.
Information for Developers
In the data returned by the API's content route, the Contributor equipment can be identified by these keys:
- armor_special_1 (Crystal Armor)
- head_special_1 (Crystal Helm)
- shield_special_1 (Crystal Shield)
- weapon_special_1 (Crystal Blade)