The inaugural Habitica Naming Day was July 31, 2015. On this day, HabitRPG officially became Habitica. The old name was unfortunately very confusing to people ("HabitZPR? HabitGRG?"), so it was decided to name the app and website after the land of Habitica, where all these adventures take place.
Naming Day Celebration
To celebrate Habitica's Naming Day, on July 31 of each year:
- All Players have their Naming Day achievement incremented by one;
- All Players receive the next item in the Naming Day gift sequence; and
- cake, one of each type.
Naming Day Gift Sequence
The gift is based on the number of Naming Days celebrated by a given Habitican. For example, on a Habitican's first Naming Day, they will receive the Purple Gryphon Mount.
|First||Purple Gryphon Mount|
|Second||Purple Gryphon Pet|
|Third||Royal Purple Gryphon Helm|
|Fourth||Royal Purple Gryphon Cloak|
|Fifth||Royal Purple Gryphon Tail|
Habitica Naming Day 2015
Habitica's first Naming Day had some special details, as Players experienced the rename of the site from HabitRPG to Habitica.
The following message was released a few days before Naming Day to explain the changes that would happen.
In almost all cases, your accounts stay exactly the same and work normally! Only some of the names and references will be different.
Here is a list of the changes:
- The URL will be changed from habitrpg.com to habitica.com for all links, and habitrpg.com will automatically redirect to habitica.com.
- All in-game references to HabitRPG will become references to Habitica.
- The HabitRPG chest logo will change to the new Habitica logo.
- Our affiliated sites, such as the Wiki, Trello, Twitter, etc. will use the new Habitica name. There are no anticipated issues with third-party tools, but the staff will be actively working with developers to help them make any necessary updates.
You can help by reporting broken third-party tools at Help -> Report a Bug.
Official "Name the Gryphon" Challenge
Habiticans were given a chance to help give the Gryphon a name through an official Name the Gryphon challenge. As suggested by NobleTheSecond, the Gryphon was given the name "Melior," which is Latin for "better." The name represents how Habiticans strive to become better at their goals in their quest to improve their lives.
Habiticans who weathered the name change to Habitica were awarded a Veteran Pet! If it was your first Veteran Pet, you received the Veteran Wolf; if you already had the Wolf, you were given the Veteran Tiger. You can find it under Inventory > Pets, in the Rare Pets section.