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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 2016.

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

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

2013-2014 | 2015-2016

December 2016[]

12/30/2016[]

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: PARTY HATS, NEW YEAR'S CARDS, SNOWBALLS, AND LAST CHANCE FOR NUTCRACKER SET

Party Hats[]

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In honor of the new year, some free Party Hats are available in the Rewards store! Each year you celebrate New Year's with Habitica, you unlock a new hat. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the matching robes in late January during our annual Habitica Birthday Bash!

by Lemoness and SabreCat




New Year's Cards (Until Jan 1st Only!)[]

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Until January 1st only, the Seasonal Shop is stocking New Year's Cards! Now you can send cards to your friends (and yourself) to wish them a Happy Habit New Year. All senders and recipients will receive the Auld Acquaintance badge!

by Lemoness and SabreCat




Snowballs[]

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The Seasonal Shop is also stocking Snowballs for gold! Throw them at your friends to have an exciting effect. Anyone hit with a snowball earns the Annoying Friends badge. The results of being hit with a Snowball will last until the end of your day, but you can also reverse them early by buying Salt from the Rewards column. Snowballs are available until January 31st.

by Shaner and Lemoness




Last Chance for Nutcracker Armor[]

Reminder: the 31st is the final day to subscribe and receive the Nutcracker Armor Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get!

If you'd like to share the subscription love, don't forget that right now we're holding a special promotion where if you gift a subscription to a friend, you then earn a free subscription for yourself. Spread the love <3

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

by Lemoness




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12/28/2016[]

BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG POST AND QUEST AWARDS BUG FIXED

Blog Post: How We Work[]

If you've ever been curious about how the Habitica staff works, check out our latest blog post for the inside scoop! We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes glimpse.

by redphoenix




Quest Bug Fixed[]

The Exponential Quest Reward Scrolls issue has been fixed! Now when a quest in a quest line is completed, only the quest owner will receive the next quest in the series, rather than everyone in the party receiving exponentially increasing versions of the latter scrolls. That being said, if you were already granted scrolls from that, you'll get to keep them as a fun bonus.

by Hus274





12/21/2016[]

DECEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, EQUIPMENT SEARCH, TASK EDIT CHANGES, AND GROUP PLANS!

December Subscriber Items Revealed![]

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The December Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Nutcracker Armor Set! You only have 11 days to receive the item set when you subscribe.

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

by Lemoness




Equipment Search Bar[]

Now there's a new way to find the piece of equipment that you're searching for: simply type its name in our new Equipment search bar!

by corsaere




Task Edit Modals[]

It used to be that when you edited a task, it stretched out your lists, but now there's a special task edit modal that pops up with all the editing option. This lets you see more of your task edit options at once!

by TheHollidayInn




Group Plans Beta[]

We've launched the beta version of a very exciting feature: Group Plans!

Group Plans let you create and manage a shared task list for a group of people. They include a bunch of cool features designed for teams, families, or anyone with overlapping tasks. With Group Plans, you can:

  • Create a shared task list for the group that everyone can easily view and edit.
  • Assign tasks to group members
  • Claim a task that you are working on
  • Mark tasks that require special approval, so that you can verify that they really were done

More features will be coming soon!

Group Plans can be accessed by upgrading a private Guild that you already own, or by creating a new one. Because these features are more involved, Group Plans are a monthly paid plan, with a recurring price of $9 every month + $3 a month for every additional group member. This will let us afford to keep building out Group Plan features and the free version of Habitica at the same time.

Group Plans are still in beta, so we're eager to hear feedback from you about what kinds of changes you want to see. Let us know in an email to admin@habitica.com!

by TheHollidayInn, paglias, Redphoenix, and Lemoness





12/16/2016[]

WINTER WONDERLAND BEGINS: WINTER CLASS OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, AND NPC DECORATIONS!

Winter Wonderland Begins![]

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A wintery breeze is blowing in from the Stoïkalm Steppes, and the snow is gently drifting down over Habit City. The Winter Wonderland event has begun!

Winter Class Outfits[]

From now until January 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be an Ice Hockey Warrior, Winter Wolf Mage, Frosty Rogue, or Sugar Plum Healer! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Stefalupagus, Beffymaroo, and yayannabelle




Seasonal Shop is Open![]

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

by SabreCat and Lemoness




NPC Costumes[]

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

by Lemoness





12/15/2016[]

MOBILE APP UPDATES AND HOLIDAY HATCHING POTIONS!

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Mobile App Updates: Use Gems for Social Good[]

We've released a new iOS update and a new Android update with a super exciting feature.

We’ve partnered with Seeds, an organization that sends micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Now when you buy the 84-gem pack, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to small business owners in developing countries to help improve their lives! You can learn more about how it works by tapping the gem icon in your app.

We've also introduced bug fixes on iOS, and on Android we now also have sound effects and a To-Do widget!

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

by viirus, negue, AlbRoehm, d954mas, anitawoodruff, caipivara, and the Seeds team




Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions[]

Need something to spend those newly-purchased gems on? Between now and January 31st, you can buy Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.)

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

by Vampitch, Lemoness, and SabreCat





12/12/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS; STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Last Chance for Habitica T-Shirts and Mugs![]

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Today's the final day to get our Habitica T-shirts and mugs if you live in the EU, and tomorrow's the final day if you live in the USA, so if you want one, be sure to grab it now! Thanks again for all your support -- you're all awesome.

by Redphoenix and Beffymaroo




Staff Spotlight: Keith[]

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We've posted a new Staff Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Keith AKA TheHollidayInn, our newest staff member and awesome engineer.

by Lemoness, Beffymaroo, and TheHolidayInn





12/08/2016[]

GIFT-1-GET-1 SUBSCRIPTIONS, NEW PET QUEST, AND HOLIDAY PREP TIPS

Gift a Subscription and Get One Free![]

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In honor of the season of giving, we're running a special promotion for the next month only. Now when 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, 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 lower-left.

The special promotion will only run until January 6th, 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.

by SabreCat and Lemoness




New Pet Quest: Sloth![]

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The Somnolent Sloth is making everyone sleepy! Can you shake off the snow and get stuff done? Get the latest pet quest, The Somnolent Sloth, and earn some speedy sloth pets by completing your real-life tasks.


Writing by PixelHunter
Art by JaizakAripaik, Drevian, McCoyly, awakebyjava, PainterProphet, Kiwibot, and greenpencil



Guild Spotlight: Preparing for the Holidays[]

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There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you prepare for the holidays! Check it out now to find Habitican communities that can keep you stress-free as seasonal celebrations approach.

by Beffymaroo




Use Case Spotlight: Holiday Survival Tips[]

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about ways to use Habitica to make the holidays more enjoyable! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps you!

Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage your health and fitness? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the start of next month, so post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild now!

by Beffymaroo





12/01/2016[]

NEW BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, IOS UPDATE, TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, AND HABITICA STAFF MEMBER

December Backgrounds and Armoire Items![]

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can set off Winter Fireworks, purchase presents from a Winter Shop, and dance through the Shimmering Ice Prisms.

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

by FirozTaverbi, Lilith of Alfheim, KusSv, ACE, and beffymaroo




New iOS Update[]

We've released a new iOS update that includes check-in incentives!

The update also focuses on stability, fixing the issue with Dailies refreshing and resolving several crashes. 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. We hope you enjoy the update!

by viirus




New Take This Challenge[]

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

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

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Keep Calm and Carry On!": grand prize winner Rone Filho, and runners-up smurffigueiredo12, spaceauddity, Анна Солопенко, YokiHan, and 淳. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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




New Staff Member[]

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We're so excited to welcome a new staff member onto the team: our long-time contributor TheHollidayInn, aka Keith! Go congratulate him in the Tavern :)

by the Habitica Team





November 2016[]

11/30/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR NOVEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, AND HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS REMINDER

Last Chance for Cornucopia Set[]

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

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

by Lemoness




Habitica T-Shirt and Mug Reminder[]

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In case you missed it, Habitica is currently running a Teespring campaign to sell Habitica T-shirts and mugs! It's only running until December 13th, so if you want to buy one, be sure to act fast. Thanks for supporting Habitica!

by redphoenix and Sara Olson





11/23/2016[]

DAILY CHECK-IN INCENTIVES, AND HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS

Daily Check-in Incentives[]

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We're introducing an exciting new feature! Now every day that you check in to Habitica, your check-in counter will go up, and you'll start earning periodic prizes to reward you for your dedication to improving your life. These prizes will include special quest scrolls, exclusive magic hatching potions, unique equipment, and more!

Unlike streaks, your check-in counter never resets. It only goes up! You can learn more about check-in incentives by reading this Wiki page.

by Lemoness, SabreCat, TheHollidayInn, and paglias
Writing by sephydark, ajehy, and Lemoness
Art by InspectorCaracal, Onheiron, Starsystemic, icefelis, Gully, nonight, iamholding6, Eevachu, Balduranne, louiselouise1, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness



Habitica T-Shirts and Mugs[]

We're running another Teespring campaign! In addition to our Habitica T-shirts, we're now selling Habitica Mugs! This Teespring campaign will only run until December 13th, so be sure to snap them up now before they're gone. Thanks for supporting Habitica!

by Redphoenix and Sara Olson





11/22/2016[]

HABITICA THANKSGIVING, TURKEY PETS, AND CORNUCOPIA ITEM SETS

Happy Habitica Thanksgiving![]

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

Turkey Pet and Mount![]

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 guys <3

by Lemoness and Beffymaroo




November Subscriber Items Revealed![]

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The November Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Cornucopia Item Set! You only have 8 days to receive the item set when you subscribe.

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

by Lemoness





11/17/2016[]

NEW AVATAR HAIRSTYLES, SOUND THEME, AND BLOG POST

New Avatar Hairstyles[]

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There's a new set of hairstyles available on the Avatar Customization Page, including a new free set of curly bangs! Enjoy your new creative updos.

by FirozTaverbi, BlueStylus, Cerastes, Lotay, Kyuuei, 0mizuki0smith0, Beffymaroo, Lemoness, and SabreCat




New Sound Effects: Airu's Theme[]

There's a new set of sound effects available on the site! Select "Airu's Theme" from the drop-down list to enjoy them.

by Airu and Arashi00




Blog Post: Gamifying your Lists![]

This month's featured Wiki article is about making your task lists more fun by gamifying them! We hope that it will help inspire you. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards





11/15/2016[]

NEW PET QUEST AND IOS UPDATE

New Pet Quest: The Nefarious Ferret![]

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A red-cloaked Ferret has been swindling Habiticans with phony productivity potions! Get the latest pet quest, The Nefarious Ferret, and earn some furry ferret pets by completing your real-life tasks.


Writing by Bartelmy
Art by beffymaroo, Pandah, Faye, RBrinks, UncommonCriminal, Pocketmole, and James Danger



Reminder: New iOS Update Released, Including Crash Fixes, Wheelchairs, and Daily Countdown on App Icon![]

In case you missed it, yesterday we released a new iOS update which includes important crash fixes! It also contains wheelchairs for avatars, as well as displaying the number of incomplete Dailies on the app icon.

You can enable the incomplete Daily countdown on the app icon under Settings > Display Notification Badge. Then you'll be able to see how many Dailies are left without opening the app! Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience.

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

by viirus





11/14/2016[]

IOS UPDATE AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

New iOS Update: Wheelchairs for Avatars and Daily Countdown on App Icon![]

We've released a new iOS update which includes wheelchairs for avatars, as well as displaying the number of incomplete Dailies on the app icon! NOTE: This version now also includes the fix for the reward store crashing bug! Thanks for your patience.

You can enable the incomplete Daily countdown on the app icon under Settings > Display Notification Badge. Then you'll be able to see how many Dailies are left without opening the app! Be sure to download the update now for a better Habitica experience.

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

by viirus




Contributor Spotlight: Blade[]

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We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Blade, one of the masterminds behind our code, to learn more about how he uses Habitica.

by Blade, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness





11/04/2016[]

TIPS FOR WRITERS, BLOG SUGGESTIONS WANTED, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE AWARDED

Blog Post: Tips for Writers[]

Need help meeting your NaNoWriMo word count, or even just staying on track? We wrote a new blog post that collects tips and tricks for achieving your writing goals. We hope it helps!

by Redphoenix




Use Case Spotlight Suggestions Wanted! Prepping for the Holidays[]

How do you use Habitica to prep for the holidays? We’ll be featuring player-submitted examples in Use Case Spotlights on the Habitica Blog at the end of this month! Post your suggestions in the Use Case Spotlight Guild! We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo




Costume Challenge Awarded[]

Congratulations to everyone who completed this year's costume Challenge! If your entry followed the rules, you've been awarded your badge (or had your badge count increased). (If you have any issues, email admin@habitica.com and we will investigate for you.) Be sure to follow the habitica Tumblr to see the costumes as they are posted over time!

by Lemoness, SabreCat, and Beffymaroo





11/02/2016[]

BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE, ANDROID APP, TAKE THIS, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE

November Backgrounds and Armoire Items![]

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We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can chase leaves during a Windy Autumn, creep across Stormy Rooftops, and fly through the Midnight Clouds.

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



Backgrounds by Laurelei Kirsch, FirozTaverbi, and KusSv
Armoire Items by Balduranne and emmavig

New Android Update: Custom Day Start![]

We've released a new Android update that includes the ability to change your custom day start!

Do you want your Dailies to roll over at a different time than midnight? Now you can change your Custom Day Start under Settings! Plus, we fixed a bunch of bugs, so be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by viirus




New Take This Challenge![]

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Keep Calm and Carry On, with a focus on alleviating anger and stress. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!

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

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Test Thy Courage!": grand prize winner taranion, and runners-up Lenny Pepperbottom, Captain Jolly, Red, vorpalblade, and G! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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




Costume Challenge Closed[]

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Community Costume Challenge! We're still sorting through the entries, but as soon as we're done, we will distribute the badges to the participants and post another announcement to let people know. We hope you had fun!


October 2016[]

10/31/2016[]

HAPPY HABITOWEEN!

Happy Habitoween![]

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

Jack O' Lantern Pets and Mounts![]

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

Those of you who weren't around last Fall Festival have received a Jack-O-Lantern Pet, and those of you who got one last year have received a Jack-O-Lantern Mount! If you already have both of those, you've received a rare and mysterious Ghost Pumpkin Pet. Happy Fall Festival!

by Lemoness




Candy for Everyone![]

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

by SabreCat and Lemoness




Last Chance for Fall Festival Items and Spectral Flame Item Set[]

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

Plus, today is the final day to subscribe and receive the Spectral Flame Item Set!

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

by Lemoness





10/27/2016[]

HABITICA BLOG: GUILDS FOR WRITERS AND HABITICA PLAYLIST

Guild Spotlight: Guilds for Writers![]

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help writers as NaNoWriMo approaches! Check it out now to find Habitica's best writer communities.

by Beffymaroo




Habitica Playlist: The Habitican's Travelogue[]

We've prepared something fun for you folks on the Habitica blog: a Habitica-themed playlist! Come listen to a selection of songs that inspire our staff members to get things done and level up, presented as a story about an aspiring adventurer on a quest for self-improvement.

by Lemoness and the Habitica Team





10/25/2016[]

SPECTRAL FLAME ITEM SET AND ENCHANTED ARMOIRE CHANGES

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October Subscriber Items Revealed![]

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The October Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Spectral Flame Item Set! You still have 6 days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness




Enchanted Armoire Changes[]

We have an exciting change to the Enchanted Armoire! We've received a lot of feedback about how motivating users find the random reward system, so the Enchanted Armoire will now be available to all users in the Reward Column, regardless of whether or not they've already unlocked the Ultimate Gear achievement.

Every time you click on the Enchanted Armoire, you'll have a chance to earn a random piece of equipment, food, or experience. New equipment is added every month! Now go work hard on your tasks to collect it all.

by SabreCat





10/19/2016[]

GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE: TERROR IN THE TASKWOODS

New Gold-Purchasable Quest Line[]

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There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Terror in the Taskwoods Quest Line! The wild orchards near the Flourishing Fields are ablaze, and this time Burnout isn't responsible. Can you help the Joyful Reaper douse the mysterious flames? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Pyromancer Armor Set.

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

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness
Writing by liorsamuel and Lemoness
Art by Kiwibot, Beffymaroo, and bridgetteempress




10/13/2016[]

SPOOKY SPARKLES IN THE APPS AND CANTRAS BLOG SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS + Android Update: Spooky Sparkles![]

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We've released a new iOS update and a new Android update that include Spooky Sparkles!

In fact, all transformation items now work on the apps. Plus, if you'd like to help Habitica stay alive and constantly updating, we've introduced some additional gem bundles that can be purchased via the apps. Thanks for your support!

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

by viirus and andrewlord1990




Contributor Spotlight: Cantras![]

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

by Cantras, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness





10/11/2016[]

BEETLE PETS, TOGGL GUEST POST, NEW MODERATORS, AND CHANGE TO CHAT MESSAGES

New Pet Quest: The CRITICAL BUG![]

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A loathsome larva is plaguing the land of Habitica with errors! Do you have what it takes to help the Blacksmiths defeat this programming pest? Get the latest pet quest, The Critical Bug, and earn some unbeatable Beetle pets by completing your real-life tasks.


Writing by Emily Austin
Art by starsystemic, Eevachu, UncommonCriminal, and Karithina



Guest Post from Toggl on Time Tracking[]

We're excited to feature a new Guest Post on our blog from our productivity pals Toggl about how to use time-tracking to maximize your productivity! Be sure to check it out now and let us know what you think on our Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.

There's also a Habitica-Toggl integration, so if you'd like to start tracking your time, you can now do that easily from within Habitica. Good luck with your tasks!

by Kat Boogaard and Lemoness




New Moderators: Shanaqui and Dewines[]

We're very pleased to welcome two new moderators to our team: longtime Socialites shanaqui and Dewines! They've been cornerstones of our community for a long time, and we're very excited that they're joining us. Hop over to the Tavern Chat to congratulate them!

Change to Chat Messages[]

There's been a slight change to the way chat works on Habitica to accommodate some upcoming changes! Now hitting the enter key no longer sends a new message, but instead inserts a new line. To send a message, click the send button, tab to send chat, or use Control/Command + Enter. We hope the transition will go smoothly!

by Hus274





10/06/2016[]

SPOOKY SPARKLES, BEHIND THE SCENES INFO ABOUT HABITICA'S EVENTS, BUG FIXES FOR APPS, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE

Spooky Sparkles and Seasonal Shop[]

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

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

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat




Behind the Scenes: Seasonal Events[]

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There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog, detailing what it takes for us to put on one of the Grand Galas! Come learn how we set up this year's Fall Festival, and get a glimpse into how our events have changed over time.

by Lemoness




Bug Fixes for Apps[]

In case you missed it, we've released an iOS update and an Android update that contain bug fixes! Be sure to download them now for a smoother 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! (In particular, old iOS reviews get hidden with each update, but if you go to the review section you can re-post them again with a single tap.) We hope you enjoy the updates!

by viirus




Costume Challenge[]

The Community Costume Challenge has begun! Between now and October 31st, dress up as your avatar in real life and post a photo on social media to get the coveted Costume Challenge badge! Read the full rules on the Challenge page here! We can't wait to see everybody's Habitica costumes. Good luck!.

by Lemoness





10/04/2016[]

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OCTOBER BACKROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS!

October Backgrounds and Armoire Items[]

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can get snagged in a Spider Web, slither through the Strange Sewers, and splash through a Rainy City. Get them now!

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

by KusSv, Kiwibot, Dial F For Funky, and HappyPete





10/02/2016[]

NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE!

October Take This Challenge: Test Thy Courage![]

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

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

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "I Am the Night!": grand prize winner ladyhalation, and runners-up Khaleesi, SalientAlien, Debeys, Andrew Parkinson, and jenrosehol! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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





September 2016[]

09/29/2016[]

WIDGETS ON ANDROID APP, TAG MANAGEMENT ON iOS APP, GAYMERX ARMOR, AND LAST CHANCE FOR COW COSTUME

Android Update: Widgets, Tag Editing, and More![]

We've released a new Android update which includes a much-requested feature.... WIDGETS! Now you can easily score a Habit, check out your Dailies, and view your avatar and stats.

This update also includes the ability to edit/delete tags, the ability to select your language options and which day your week starts, and various bug fixes. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by Viirus, DanielKaparunakis, and jbillings




iOS Update: Tag Management, Expanded Profile, and More![]

We've released a new iOS update with lots of new features!

Now you can create, edit, and delete tags directly from the app, just by tapping on the Filter button. Plus, we've expanded the profile display to show blurbs, gear, and stats when you click on someone's name. Finally, we've fixed a variety of crashes. 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. We hope you enjoy the update!

by Viirus




GaymerX Armor[]

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In honor of Habitica's partnership with the GX4 Conference by GaymerX, the Rainbow Warrior set is now available from the Rewards column! It will only be available until October 2nd, so be sure to get it now.

For those of you in the Bay Area, the Unconventional Armor set will be available at the conference, so don't forget to pick up a promo card if you attend! There will also be a limited number of Habitica stickers.

We hope you enjoy your new armor!

by Lemoness and JJSpace




Last Chance for Cow Costume[]

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

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

by Lemoness





09/27/2016[]

USER SPOTLIGHT AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE

User Spotlight: Thomas Frank, Creator of College Info Geek[]

There's a new User Spotlight on the blog! We've interviewed @TomFrankly of College Info Geek fame about his Habitica setup, study tips, + more! Check it out.

by Lemoness and TomFrankly




Blog Post: Boss Battles[]

This month's featured Wiki article is about Boss Battles! We hope that it will help you as you fight monsters with your friends. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

by Redphoenix and the Wiki Wizards





09/22/2016[]

MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS AND SEPTEMBER MYSTERY ITEMS

Ghost and Spooky Hatching Potions[]

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Between now and October 31st, you can buy Ghost Hatching Potions and Spooky Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.)

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

by Lemoness and Hermi




September Subscriber Items Revealed![]

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The September Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Cow Costume Item Set! You still have nine days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness





09/20/2016[]

FALL FESTIVAL! LIMITED-EDITION OUTFITS, SUPERNATURAL SKIN, HAUNTED HAIR, AND CANDY FOOD DROPS

Fall Festival Begins![]

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Autumn is upon us, and the Habiticans have moved to the Flourishing Fields! The air is crisp, the leaves are red, and everything is spooky, even the NPCs. Come celebrate the Fall Festival with us... if you dare!

Limited Edition Class Outfits[]

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Habiticans everywhere are dressing up. From now until October 31st, limited-edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Wicked Sorcerer, Swamp Thing, Black Widow Rogue, or Gorgon Healer! (For our Habiticans who have snake or spider phobias, you can block your view of the Black Widow Rogue and the Gorgon Healer by downloading our Phobia Protection Extension.)

You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

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




Supernatural Skin Set[]

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

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

by Lemoness




Haunted Hair Colors[]

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

by Lemoness, mariahm, and crystalphoenix




Candy Food Drops![]

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For the duration of the Fall Festival, Habiticans may randomly find candy drops when they complete their tasks. These candies function just like normal food drops - can you guess which flavor your pet will like best?

by Lemoness





09/16/2016[]

NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES BLOG POST AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT!

Contributor Spotlight: Beffymaroo[]

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We've started a new Contributor Spotlight Series on the blog! Check out our inaugural post, which is an interview with awesome moderator and pixel artist Beffymaroo.

by Beffymaroo and Lemoness




Behind the Scenes: Postcards[]

There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog, detailing the aftermath of the recent Postcard Challenge! Come see how we've been decorating our office and dealing with the flood of fun cards from Habiticans.

by redphoenix





09/13/2016[]

NEW PET QUEST, CHANGES TO ORB OF REBIRTH, AND REAL-TIME PARTY CHAT

New Pet Quest: The Mootant Cow[]

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Bad habits have caused a prize cow to mootate into a monster! Can you revert it and save Sparring Farms? Get the latest pet quest, The Mootant Cow, and earn some cute cow pets by completing your real-life tasks.


Writing by schizelle
Art by Soloana, Eevachu, Feralem Tau, fuzzytrees, and UncommonCriminal



Changes to Orb of Rebirth[]

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The Orb of Rebirth, a special item in the Market, will now cost 6 Gems instead of 8, and will not remove any Equipment items! It will still be available for free to users of Level 100 and above. If you've used the Orb of Rebirth in the past and would like your Equipment restored, let us know in the Report a Bug Guild and we'll fix things up for you!

We've made this change in response to feedback suggesting Rebirth could be improved. Previously, Rebirth made the Rewards list too long and re-earning the gold to recover all the equipment was daunting, particularly when it came to seasonal Grand Gala gear. We hope this modification works to alleviate these concerns and that Rebirth is a feature that continues to motivate everyone.

For those who do want to release and buy back all their Equipment, we are developing a separate feature, tentatively titled "Empty the Armory." Stay tuned!

by Blade




Real-Time Chat for Parties[]

You can now see new messages in your party without having to click "Fetch Recent Messages"! Chat, spells, and quest activity will appear on the party page right away.

Additionally, you can choose to receive desktop notifications for party chat. Grant permission when your browser requests to send notifications for habitica.com, and you'll get new chat alerts as long as you're on the site! If you don't allow desktop notifications, you'll instead get chat alerts in a format similar to Gold and Experience updates.

by paglias





09/07/2016[]

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: VIIRUS, BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT; COSTUME CHALLENGE COMING SOON

Staff Spotlight: Phillip AKA Viirus[]

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There's a new Staff Spotlight on the blog, featuring an interview with Phillip (aka viirus)! Check it out to learn how he went from a volunteer contributor to our main mobile developer.

by viirus and Lemoness




Brazilian Portuguese Language Support[]

Habitica has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese! If you'd like to use the site in Brazilian Portuguese and it doesn't change automatically for you, change your language to "Português Brasileiro" on the Settings page. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteer translators for their work!

by the Brazilian Portuguese translation team




Get Ready for the Community Costume Challenge![]

We've got an exciting event coming up this October - the annual Community Costume Challenge is returning! In the spirit of the season, Habiticans who dress up in real-life versions of their avatar's armor (or in any Habitica costume) will receive a special badge. (No, just wearing a colored shirt doesn't count. Where's the fun in that?)

The Community Costume Challenge will start on October 1st, but we're announcing it early so that people have time to get their costumes together.

Instructions on how to participate in the CCC will be posted when the Challenge is live. We can't wait to see your costumes!

by Lemoness





09/01/2016[]

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

September Backgrounds and Armoire Items![]

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We’ve added three new backgrounds: Orchard, Farmhouse, and Cornfields! Get them now from the Background Shop and show off your avatars in the Tavern!

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

by Totoro, James Danger, and Balduranne




New Take This Challenge![]

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, "I Am The Night!", with a focus on forming better sleep habits. 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 Dragonezss, and runners-up elizacorps, jwmeyer86, chady025, Max Yong, and Nightstalker_oL. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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





August 2016[]

08/30/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORM ITEMS; BACK TO SCHOOL GUILD SPOTLIGHT

Last Chance for Thunderstormer Set[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Thunderstorm Item Set! Thanks so much for your support <3

by Lemoness




Last Chance for Thunderstorm Hatching Potions[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to buy Thunderstorm Hatching Potions! They won't be back until next year, so don't delay!

by Balduranne




Guild Spotlight: Back to School[]

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you head back to school! Check it out now to find Habitica's best scholarly communities.

by Lemoness





08/23/3016[]

AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, ANDROID UPDATE, AND BLOG POSTS

August Subscriber Items Revealed[]

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The August Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Thunderstormer Set! You still have seven days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness




Android Update: Better Messaging and Invitations[]

We've released a new Android update which includes better messaging, a search bar for Guilds, and an easier way to invite friends to your party! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by viirus and jjbillings




New Blog Posts: Habitica Roadtrip and Quest System[]

There are two new posts on the Habitica blog!

First, we're announcing the new BEHIND THE SCENES blog series. These posts will highlight some of the work that goes into Habitica and the shenanigans of the team. We're opening with a fun one: a description of the recent Habitica Roadtrip that some of our staff and admins took together! Enjoy.

Plus, there's a new Wiki spotlight on the blog, this time focusing on quests! Learn everything you wanted to know about one of our most motivating mechanics.

by Lemoness, Redphoenix, and the Wiki Wizards





08/18/2016[]

NEW PET QUEST, iOS UPDATE, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Pet Quest: Armadillos[]

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There's a new pet quest available in the Quest Shop: The Indulgent Armadillo. There's a giant armadillo blocking your door. Can you fight your way through to start work on your tasks? If so, you'll earn some armored armadillo eggs!


Writing by Emily Austin
Art by krajzega, Tipsy, uncommoncriminal, zorella, PainterProphet, and Beffymaroo



New iOS Update: Task Reordering, Better Messaging, and Easier Party Formation[]

We've released a new iOS update that features the ability to reorder tasks, send private messages to anyone, and form parties more easily! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience.

Now you can drag a task anywhere in its list by pressing and holding, making it easier than ever to organization. Plus, if you want to invite someone to your Party, instead of wrestling with their User ID, you can just scan the QR code in their Party section! Finally, you can now send a private message via their profile, by entering their User ID, or by scanning their new QR code.

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

by viirus




Staff Spotlight: Matteo, aka Paglias[]

There's a new Staff Spotlight on the blog! Come meet Matteo, aka paglias, and learn how our favorite Italian programmer balances developing features with earning his degree.


08/09/2016[]

THUNDERSTORM HATCHING POTIONS, STAFF SPOTLIGHT, AND MOBILE APP UPDATES

Thunderstorm Hatching Potions[]

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Between now and August 31st, you can buy Thunderstorm Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.)

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

by Balduranne




Staff Spotlight: Vicky[]

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There's a new Staff Spotlight on the blog, featuring an interview with Vicky (AKA Redphoenix)! Check it out to learn about her favorite Habitica pets, her best tips for productivity, and more.

by Lemoness and Redphoenix




Mobile App Updates[]

We've released a new Android update featuring better notifications, and an iOS Update featuring lots of bug fixes!

Be sure to download them now for a better Habitica experience. If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing these new versions. It really helps us out! We hope you enjoy the updates.

by viirus and TheHollidayInn





08/03/2016[]

AUGUST BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS; NEW AUDIO THEME

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August Backgrounds[]

We’ve added three new backgrounds: Stormy Ship, Idyllic Cabin, and Mountain Pyramid. Get them now from the Background Shop and show off your avatars in the Tavern!

by JInjooHat, KusSv, and Beffymaroo




August Armoire Items: Falconer Set[]

There’s new Gold-purchasable equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, including the Falconer set. The Enchanted Armoire unlocks when you achieve Ultimate Gear. Better work hard on your real-life tasks to earn all the pieces!

by Mako413




New Audio Theme[]

There's a new audio theme available: Dewin's Theme! Select this theme from the 🔈 drop-down to level up to sounds with an 8-bit flavor.

by Dewin





08/01/2016[]

TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Take This Challenge[]

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The next Take This Challenge has launched, Cast of Characters, with a focus on picturing your 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 bookguinea, and runners-up abbey, SeanXiaaa, pushkin89, fightorflight, and ProfDzul. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. Enjoy!

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




GUILD SPOTLIGHT[]

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog ! Check it out now to learn about some awesome Habitica Guilds that highlight fun fandoms.

by Lemoness





July 2016[]

07/31/2016[]

HABITICA NAMING DAY AND GRYPHON PETS/MOUNTS!

Habitica Naming Day[]

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat




Habitica Gryphon Mount and Pet[]

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

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

by Lemoness and Baconsaur





07/29/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER SPLASH; MOBILE UPDATES

Last Chance for Summer Splash Outfits, Hair and Skins, and Seafoam![]

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Today is the final day of the Summer Splash Festival, so if you still have any remaining Summer Splash Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and Skins won't be back until next June, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so strike while the summer is hot!

Last Chance for Seafloor Rogue Set[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Seafloor Rogue Set! Thanks so much for your support <3

by Lemoness




New iOS Update: Shops![]

We've released a new iOS update which contains the Market, Quest Shop, and Seasonal Shop!

Plus, we've fixed some bugs, including the issues with the FAQ and using items on the iPad. 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. We hope you enjoy the update!

by viirus




New Android Update: Shops and Task Reordering![]

We've released a new Android update which contains the Market, Quest Shop, and Seasonal Shop!

Plus, we've also introduced the ability to reorder tasks and copy chat messages to your clipboard. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by viirus, jjbillings, and schrockblock





07/26/2016[]

JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

July Subscriber Items Revealed![]

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The July Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Seafloor Rogue Item Set! You still have seven days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness





07/21/2016[]

ANDROID UPDATE AND GTD WIKI FEATURE!

Android Update: Inbox and Private Messages[]

We've released a new Android update!

Now you can send and receive Private Messages from the app with the new Inbox feature! We've also fixed a variety of bugs. Be sure to download this update now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by viirus and TheHollidayInn




Featured Wiki Article: Getting Things Done with Habitica[]

This month's featured Wiki article is about ideas for implementing David Allen's Getting Things Done method within Habitica. We hope that it will help you out! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

by Redphoenix and the Wiki Wizards





07/19/2016[]

HABITICA AT COMIC-CON, INFO FOR DEVELOPERS, LIMITED-EDITION HABITRPG POSTCARDS, AND UNCONVENTIONAL ARMOR PROMO CODES

Habitica at Comic-Con International: San Diego[]

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Leslie and Vicky, aka Lemoness and Redphoenix, will be attending Comic-Con this year, and we'll be giving away plenty of Habitica stickers and promo codes to earn the Unconventional Armor set! Follow the Habitica Twitter account for information on Habitica meet-ups. Hope to see you there!

Limited Edition Habitica Postcards and Promo Codes[]

Even if you can't come to meet us at Comic-Con, we've decided on a new way to earn the Unconventional Armor set. If you can't come to us, send something in your stead....

Until the end of August, if you mail the Habitica staff a postcard to decorate our office, we will mail you back a limited-edition HabitRPG postcard with a promo code for the Unconventional Armor set!

Postcards should be sent to:

The Habitica Team
202 Bicknell Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90405
United States of America

We hope that this will be a fun way to send the Unconventional Armor set to those of our users who are unable to meet us in person. Can't wait to read your messages!

by Lemoness and Redphoenix




Info for Developers[]

The developer blog has an update with important information about the API v2 deprecation. Check it out if you’re interested in developing integrations for Habitica!

by Blade and Matteo





07/15/2016[]

NEW IOS UPDATE AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS Update: Bug Fixes![]

We've released a new iOS update focusing on stability and bug fixes!

It includes multiple crash fixes and clears up bugs such as the problems with rewards. 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. We hope you enjoy the update!

by viirus




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Staff Spotlight: Lemoness![]

There's a new Staff Spotlight on the blog, featuring an interview with Leslie (aka Lemoness)! Check it out to learn about her favorite Habitica pets, her best tips for productivity, and more.


07/12/2016[]

NEW PET QUEST AND NEW AUDIO THEME

July Pet Quest: Guide the Turtle![]

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The giant sea turtle can't reach the beach because there's too much Task Flotsam in the way! Can you clear a path for her? If so, you'll earn a batch of Turtle Eggs! Get the quest scroll from the Quest Shop now.


Writing by Ginger_Hanna
Art by Jessica Chase, Uncommon Criminal, Bambin, Scarabsi, JaizakAripaik, and Sungabraverday



New Audio Theme[]

There's a new audio theme available: Rosstavo's Theme! Select this theme from the 🔈 drop-down to enjoy a set of crisp, productivity-minded chimes and blips.

by Rosstavo





07/07/2016[]

ONGOING TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, NEW BLOG POST, AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT

Ongoing Take This Challenge: Convention Health[]

A new ongoing Challenge has been created by our friends at Take This: Playing the Long Con! It's designed to help keep you healthy during convention season.

Unlike the Monthly Take This Challenge, this Challenge doesn't have any prizes or equipment associated with it, but is designed so that you can join it and leave it multiple times a year, as needed. Enjoy!

by DoctorB, Lemoness, and the Take This Team




New Blog Posts and July Challenge Spotlight[]

There are two new posts on the Habitica blog!

First, we've featured a new Wiki article about how to make Habitica work better for you. Check it out for some great tips.

Plus, the July Challenge Spotlight is up! Check it out for some great Challenges.

Have you made a Challenge that you think deserves to be in the spotlight? Submit it to be featured on our blog! Any Challenge with a Gem prize and a concrete end date is eligible. And feel free to tell us what you think about this month's spotlight in the comments, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Enjoy!

by Lemoness and Redphoenix





07/05/2016[]

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JULY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

July Backgrounds[]

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can dive to the Deep Sea, bob in an Aquarium, or swim past the Castle of Dilatory!

by Jessica Chase and DialFForFunky




July Armoire Items Revealed[]

There is new equipment in Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Cannoneer Item Set! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Kai-Wen




07/01/2016[]

iOS UPDATE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

iOS Update: Notifications and Private Messages[]

We've released a new iOS update!

Now you can send and read private messages on the app! Plus, you can now receive notifications for important events, like being invited to a party, guild, or quest, receiving a private message, and beginning a battle. Don’t want a certain type of notification? Simply adjust your preferences under Settings.

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 new release, but if you go to the review section you can re-post old reviews with a single tap. Thanks for using Habitica!

by viirus and Nivl4




New Take This Challenge![]

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

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

Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "It's Dangerous to Go Alone": grand prize winner janey_p, and runners-up Dennis Charles Puerto Calubia, lamachine, Didit, mykabot, and Deiket. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received the Take This Shield. Enjoy!

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





June 2016[]

06/29/2016[]

SPLASHY SKINS! LAST CHANCE FOR SELKIE ITEM SET!

Splashy Skin Set[]

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There's a new set of Seasonal Edition Skins available in the Avatar Customization page until July 31st! Get them while you can, or they won't be available until next year.

by UncommonCriminal




Last Chance for Selkie Item Set[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Selkie Item Set. If you want the Selkie Cap or the Selkie Tail, now's the time. Thanks so much for your support -- we hope you enjoy your Gems!

by Lemoness





06/23/2016[]

TASK REMINDERS ON ANDROID, JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, AND SEAFOAM TRANSFORMATION ITEMS

Android Update: Task Reminders[]

There's a new Android update which includes a very exciting feature: Task Reminders! When you make or edit Dailies and To-Dos, you can now add notifications that will remind you to get things done! Never forget a task again.

We've also fixed a variety of bugs, so be sure to download this update now!

by viirus, TheHollidayInn, and nivl4




June Subscriber Items[]

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The June Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Selkie Robes Set! You still have seven days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness




Seafoam Transformation Item[]

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Splash some Seafoam on your friends and they will undergo a mysterious transformation until their next cron! You can buy the Seafoam in the Seasonal Shop for Gold. Don't want to be transformed? Just buy some Sand from the Rewards Store to reverse it.


06/21/2016[]

SUMMER SPLASH EVENT! LIMITED EDITION OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SUMMER NPCS

Summer Splash Begins[]

The Summer Splash festival has arrived, and Habitica has moved to the undersea city of Dilatory for the summer! From today until July 31st, join us for fun in the sun.

Limited Edition Class Outfits[]

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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 Seahorse Healer, a Shark Warrior, an Eel Rogue, or a Dolphin Mage! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Giu08. Jynn, TetoIsGreat, Kai-Wen, and Lemoness




Seasonal Shop Opens[]

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

by Lemoness




Summer NPCs[]

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Looks like the NPCs are really getting in to the summer spirit. Ian, Bailey, Matt, and the Seasonal Sorceress are having fun under the sea in the sunken city of Dilatory, and Alex and Daniel have moved down to the beach. Even the Time Travelers are getting into the fun, although... oh dear... they seem to have overshot the season...

by Lemoness





06/17/2016[]

EQUIPMENT SORTING AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Equipment Sorting Option[]

The Equipment page now has a new "Group by Type" option that arranges your equipment by armor, headgear, etc. Choose the equipment organization method that you like best!

by Hus274




June Guild Spotlight[]

We're highlighting several Guilds that can help you achieve your goals this summer, including the Long-Term Accountability Guild for that massive personal project, the Young Adult - Unprepared Guild for all you recent grads, and the Legendary Book Club of Habitica to help with that summer reading. Learn more here!

by redphoenix





06/15/2016[]

NEW PET QUEST: AXOLOTL

Axolotl Pet Quest[]

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The Magical Axolotl is gulping away your willpower. Can you muster the energy to defeat your tasks? If so, you'll earn a batch of Axolotl Eggs! Get the quest scroll from the Quest Shop now.


Writing by Summer (River Mori)
Art by hazel40, PainterProphet, Kiwibot, Streak, sungabraverday, Zorella, and James Danger




06/09/2016[]

OFFICIAL CHALLENGE AND ARMOR SET, MEET THE STAFF BLOG POST, FOCUSME PARTNERSHIP, AND IMPORTANT INFO FOR DEVELOPERS

Official "Take This" Challenge and Armor Set[]

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We've launched a new Official Habitica Challenge Series, designed especially for us by Take This, 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.

The first Challenge in this series focuses on cultivating your offline friendships, and gem prizes are available to the winner and runners-up. Plus, at the end of the Challenge, all active participants will earn one piece of the new Take This Armor Set!

Meet the Staff: Sabe[]

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Ever want to know more about the people who run Habitica? Now you can! We have an interview with SabreCat on our blog. Learn more about the coder behind everything from monthly quests to architecture improvements.

Partnership with FocusMe[]

Because the Habitica staff members are big fans of distraction-blocker FocusMe (and their staff members are big fans of Habitica), we’ve decided to offer a joint promotion until Sunday June 19th, where anyone who purchases FocusMe will also be offered a 20% discount on a six-month Habitica subscription! Learn more here.

Important Info for Developers[]

Important news for Habitica developers: we're going to deactivate API v2 on July 15th. Learn more here.

We've put together a migration guide to help you make the switch for any of the integrations that you are coding. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us on GitHub or the Aspiring Coders Guild and we'll be happy to assist. Thanks for contributing to Habitica!


06/02/2016[]

JUNE BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED! PLUS, JUNE CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT

June Backgrounds[]

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There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can hop on a Lilypad, splash on a Waterfall Rock, or stroll down the Lighthouse Shore!

by Witticaster, KusSv, and shellcollector




June Armoire Items Revealed[]

There is new equipment in Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Seaside Set and the Green Floppy Hat! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by shellcollector and starsystemic



Challenge Spotlight: Small Improvements Add Up[]

There's a new Challenge Spotlight on our blog! Check it out for some great Challenges that can help you improve your life one little step at a time.

Have you made a Challenge that you think deserves to be in the spotlight? Submit it to be featured on our blog! Any Challenge with a Gem prize and a concrete end date is eligible. And feel free to tell us what you think about this month's spotlight in the comments, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Enjoy!

by redphoenix


Challenges by Accio Books, Cheers, and Freelancecynic



May 2016[]

05/30/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR MARCHING BARD ITEM SET AND FLORAL POTIONS

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Last Chance for Marching Bard Item Set[]

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Marching Bard Item Set! If you want the Marching Bard Hat or the Marching Bard Uniform, now's the time. Thanks so much for your support -- we hope you enjoy your Gems.

by Lemoness




Last Chance for Floral Hatching Potions[]

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

by Mako413





05/25/2016[]

IOS UPDATE, ANDROID UPDATE, AND MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

iOS App Update Available[]

We've released a new iOS app update that contains tons of bug fixes, including for the pet feeding crash and the annoying fake death popups! Be sure to download it now for a more stable Habitica.

Thank you so much to everyone who reported bugs that cropped up after our massive code overhaul! It was very helpful. And if you have a spare moment, we'd love it if you could review this app. It really helps us out! iOS hides all old reviews, but if you've already written one, it's very easy to repost with a single button click.

by viirus




Android Update: Bug Fixes[]

We've released a new Android update with fixes for lots of bugs and crashes. Download it now for a more stable experience!

Thank you for your patience as we worked out some of the hiccups that came with our major code overhaul this weekend. If you like the direction that we're taking the app, we'd love it if you could take the time to leave us a review :) It really helps us out!

(Hoping for an iOS update with similar fixes? We've submitted it to Apple, so we're just waiting for them to approve it, which could take several days. Stay tuned!)

by viirus




May Subscriber Items[]

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The May Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Marching Bard Item Set! You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness





05/21/2016[]

WELCOME BACK, HABITICA!

Welcome Back, Everyone![]

Hurrah! After many hours of toil, our valiant blacksmiths were able to complete our planned maintenance ahead of schedule. The site should be working normally again! If you notice any issues or have any questions, please feel free to email us at admin@habitica.com and we will be happy to help.

Important Mobile App Updates[]

We’ve released an iOS update and an Android update that contain the new code. It’s very important to download these updates immediately, or you may encounter significant bugs!

Veteran Pets[]

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To thank you for your patience during the maintenance, we have awarded everyone a special Veteran Pet! You can see it under Inventory > Pets, at the bottom of the screen. If it hasn’t appeared yet, never fear: because there are so many Habiticans, it can sometimes take an hour or two for everyone to receive their pet. You will have it soon! Thanks again for bearing with us during the downtime.

Daily Safe Mode[]

To protect the accounts of Habiticans in different time zones across the world, we enabled Cron Daily Safe Mode during the maintenance, which will prevent you from taking any damage or losing any streaks for the rest of the weekend. Let us know at admin@habitica.com if you have any questions or concerns!


05/19/2016[]

IMPORTANT: UPCOMING MAINTENANCE!

Maintenance to Take Place May 21[]

This Saturday, we will be performing important maintenance on Habitica to build out the groundwork for some exciting upcoming features! We'll be doing everything we can to make this as smooth as possible, but unfortunately, there will be significant downtime for much of the day.

We expect that on Saturday, May 21st, Habitica will be unavailable between 1 PM and 10 PM Pacific Time (8 pm - 5 am UTC).

  • Don't worry, you will NOT lose any streaks or take any damage during this weekend, not even from Bosses! This maintenance will not harm your accounts.
  • If you will need to see your task list on Saturday, we recommend taking a screenshot of your tasks before the maintenance begins so that you can use them as a reference during downtime.
  • At the end of the maintenance, to thank people for their patience, everyone will receive a rare Veteran pet!
  • This maintenance should not result in any major visible differences to the site; it's all behind-the-scenes work. However, at the end of it, we will release new updates to the mobile apps, which will be required in order for the apps to work properly with the new changes! Be sure to download those updates on Saturday as soon as they are released.
  • For more information, please check out our detailed info page about the maintenance! And if you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Leslie (leslie@habitica.com), and she will be happy to help you.

We understand that it's very frustrating to have Habitica unavailable for such a long part of the day. Rest assured that we'll be doing everything we can to make the maintenance go as quickly as possible, but with over a million Habitican accounts to migrate, this is a hefty task! During the maintenance on Saturday we will be posting regular status reports on our Twitter account, so you can follow us for the most accurate updates.

Thank you for your patience, and for using Habitica!


05/17/2016[]

TREELING PET QUEST AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT!

New Pet Quest: The Tangle Tree (Treelings)[]

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We've released a new Pet Quest: The Tangle Tree! The Garden Competition has been disrupted by a terrible multi-tasking tree. Can you defeat this wooden warrior? If so, you'll earn some treeling eggs!

by Lemoness and SabreCat
Writing by Flutter Bee
Art by fuzzytrees, PainterProphet, aurakami, and plumilla



Challenge Spotlight[]

There's a new Challenge Spotlight on our blog! Check it out for some great Challenges that can help you simplify your digital life.

Have you made a Challenge that you think deserves to be in the spotlight? Submit it to be featured on our blog! Any Challenge with a Gem prize and a concrete end date is eligible. And feel free to tell us what you think about this month's spotlight in the comments, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Enjoy!

by redphoenix


Challenges by ArynChris, Janelle Rowe, and BeanieB



05/14/2016[]

IMPORTANT ANDROID UPDATE AND HABITICA ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Android Update[]

We've released a new Android update which includes the ability to choose a class at level 10! We've also fixed a bunch of bugs, and enabled social media sharing. Want to show off your new pet or fancy avatar to your friends? Now you can!

Habitica on Social Media[]

Speaking of social media.... you should come follow Habitica on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr! We post important announcements and weekly updates, and we even share fun things like Habitica fanart and cosplay on our blog. Come chat with us!


05/11/2016[]

NEW AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS

Glasses and New Wheelchair Colors for Avatars[]

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We have two new sets of free avatar customizations available: glasses, and additional wheelchair colors! We hope that Habiticans who wear glasses and/or use wheelchairs will enjoy these options.

by Breadstrings and Balduranne




Challenge Spotlight Submissions[]

Do you have a broadly-applicable Challenge that you would like to promote to all of Habitica? Now you can submit Challenges to be featured on our official blog! To qualify, the Challenge must have a fixed end date and a Gem prize of any amount. To submit a Challenge for consideration, just fill out this form.

by redphoenix





05/03/2016[]

iOS UPDATE, MAY BACKGROUNDS, AND MAY ARMOIRE ITEMS

iOS Update[]

We've released a new iOS update which includes social media sharing and the ability to change your class from the app, as well as some bug fixes. 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, but if you go to the review section you can re-post it again with a single tap. We hope you enjoy the update!

by viirus




May Backgrounds[]

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There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can buzz in a Beehive, explore the Tree Roots, or battle a Gazebo.

by James Danger and DialFForFunky




May Armoire Items Revealed[]

There is new equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Graduate Set and the Bouquet of Flowers! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Breadstrings





April 2016[]

04/29/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND SPRING FLING ITEMS!

Last Chance for April Item Set[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Leaf Warrior Item Set! If you want the Crown o' Flowers or the Armor o' Leaves, now's the time. Thanks so much for your support <3

Last Chance for Spring Fling Items and Customizations[]

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On May 1st, everything will be back to normal in Habitica, so if you still have any remaining Spring Fling Items that you want to buy from the Rewards Column or the Seasonal Shop, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and Hair/Skin Colors won't be back until next March, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so strike while the iron is hot!


04/27/2016[]

WORLD BOSS DEFEATED!

The Be-Wilder World Boss is Defeated![]

We've done it! The Be-Wilder lets out a ululating cry as it twists in the air, shedding feathers like falling rain. Slowly, gradually, it coils into a cloud of sparkling mist. As the newly-revealed sun pierces the fog, it burns away, revealing the coughing, mercifully human forms of Bailey, Matt, Alex.... and the April Fool himself.

Mistiflying is Saved!

The April Fool has enough shame to look a bit sheepish. “Oh, hm,” he says. “Perhaps I got a little…. carried away.”

The crowd mutters. Sodden flowers wash up on sidewalks. Somewhere in the distance, a roof collapses with a spectacular splash.

“Er, yes,” the April Fool says. “That is. What I meant to say was, I’m dreadfully sorry.” He heaves a sigh. “I suppose it can’t all be fun and games, after all. It might not hurt to focus occasionally. Maybe I’ll get a head start on next year’s pranking.”

Redphoenix coughs meaningfully.

“I mean, get a head start on this year’s spring cleaning!” the April Fool says. “Nothing to fear, I’ll have Habit City in spit-shape soon. Luckily nobody is better than I at dual-wielding mops.”

Encouraged, the marching band starts up.

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It isn’t long before all is back to normal in Habit City. Plus, now that the Be-Wilder has evaporated, the magical bees of Mistiflying bustle back to work, and soon the flowers are blooming and the city is floating once more.

As Habiticans cuddle the magical fuzzy bees, the April Fool’s eyes light up. “Oho, I’ve had a thought! Why don’t you all keep some of these Magical Bee Pets and Mounts? It’s a gift that perfectly symbolizes the balance between hard work and sweet rewards, if I’m going to get all boring and allegorical on you.” He winks. “Besides, they don’t have stingers! Fool’s honor.”


04/25/2016[]

APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND FLORAL HATCHING POTIONS!

April Subscriber Items[]

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The April Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Leaf Warrior Item Set! You still have five days to subscribe and receive the item set.

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

by Lemoness




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Floral Hatching Potions[]

Between now and May 31st, you can buy Floral Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg! (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.)

Floral Hatching Potions are a Seasonal Edition item, so they will not be available again before next spring! Be sure to get them while you can.

by Mako413





04/23/2016[]

THE BE-WILDER STRIKES AGAIN!

World Boss: Third Beguilement Strike![]

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Look out! In the middle of reporting the news, Bailey the Town Crier has been possessed by the Be-Wilder! She lets out an evil, uninformative screech as she rises into the air. Now how will we know what’s going on?

Don't give up... we're so close to defeating this bothersome bird for once and for all!


04/15/2016[]

iOS AND ANDROID UPDATES, AND ANOTHER BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

iOS Update: Fixes Galore[]

We've released a new iOS update focusing on stability and bug fixes!

It includes multiple crash fixes, most notably for iOS 7 and for quests with rage bars, and clears up frustrating bugs such as the issues with timezones, the duplicating items bug, and the fact that completed to-dos used to still cause reminders. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!

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

by viirus, schrockblock, a-ayyash, and nivl4




Android App Update: Pets, Enchanted Armoire, and More![]

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In case you missed it, yesterday we updated the Android app to include a ton of features, including:

  • Pets and Mounts! Now you can use the app to hatch pets, feed them, and equip pets and mounts.
  • The World Boss! Now you can view the World Boss Battle from the Tavern on the app!
  • The Enchanted Armoire! Tap right from the app for a chance at equipment, Experience, or food.
  • Edit Task Attributes! Assign attributes to tasks for use with task-based point allocation.
  • Crash and Bug Fixes! Including fixes for incorrectly-locked backgrounds, date display, editing task attribution allocation, and more.

If you like what we're doing with the app, please consider leaving a review! It means a lot to us.

by viirus, saranlert, schrockblock, ablx and jeubank12




World Boss: Second Beguilement Strike![]

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In more frightening news, the Be-Wilder has used another Beguilement Strike!

Once again the Be-Wilder has dazzled us into neglecting our Dailies, and now it has attacked Matt the Beast Master! With a swirl of mist, Matt transforms into a terrifying winged creature, and all the pets and mounts howl sadly in their stables. Quickly, stay focused on your tasks to defeat this dastardly distraction!


04/14/2016[]

ANDROID APP UPDATES!

Android App Update: Pets, Enchanted Armoire, and More![]

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We've updated the Android app to include a ton of features, including:

  • Pets and Mounts! Now you can use the app to hatch pets, feed them, and equip pets and mounts.
  • The World Boss! Now you can view the World Boss Battle from the Tavern on the app!
  • The Enchanted Armoire! Tap right from the app for a chance at Equipment, experience, or food.
  • Edit Attribute Points! Control how Attribute Points are assigned directly from the app.
  • Crash and Bug Fixes! Including fixes for incorrectly-locked backgrounds, date display, editing task attribution allocation, and more.

If you like what we're doing with the app, please consider leaving a review! It means a lot to us.

by viirus, saranlert, schrockblock, ablx and jeubank12





04/12/2016[]

APRIL PET QUEST: FALCON!

April Pet Quest: The Birds of Preycrastination[]

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The Birds of Preycrastination are making it hard for Habiticans to meet their goals! Can you defeat your tasks? If so, you'll earn a batch of Falcon Eggs! Get The Birds of Preycrastination from the Quest Shop.


Writing by Bartelmy
Art by JonArinbjorn, Squish, Onheiron, and Trogdorina



Skill Icons[]

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Now skills have a beautiful set of icons associated with them, thanks to our artist contributors!

by Accio Books!

Art by Draayder, Siriocra, Evyx, RosemonkeyCT, LlamaHobbit, InspectorCaracal, Pfeffernusse, TinyCoke, and intune




04/08/2016[]

WORLD BOSS ATTACK: BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

Beguilement Strike on Alex the Merchant![]

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Oh no! The Be-Wilder has used its Beguilement Strike!

Despite our best efforts, we've gotten distracted by the Be-Wilder’s charming illusions and have forgotten to do some of our Dailies! With a cackling cry, the shining bird beats its wings, raising a swarm of mist around Alex the Merchant. When the fog clears, he has been possessed! “Have some free samples!” he shouts gleefully, and begins to hurl exploding eggs and potions at fleeing Habiticans. Not the most favorable of sales, to be sure.

Hurry! Let's stay focused on our Dailies to defeat this monster before it possesses another someone else.


04/05/2016[]

APRIL BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND SHINY SEEDS!

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April Backgrounds[]

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can practice on the Archery Range, frolic on Giant Flowers, or discover gold at the End of the Rainbow!


Art by Sunstroke, PainterProphet, and UncommonCriminal



April Armoire Items Revealed[]

There is new equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Basic Archer Set, and the Comical Arrow! It may also give you random XP or food items. We add new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...


Art by Balduranne, Fandekasp, nonight, and Kiwibot



Shiny Seeds[]

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Throw a Shiny Seed at your friends and they will turn into a cheerful flower until their next cron! You can buy the Seeds in the Seasonal Shop for Gold. Don't want to be a flower? Just buy some Petal-Free Potion from the Rewards Store to reverse it.

Shiny Seeds will be available until April 30th!


04/01/2016[]

WORLD BOSS REVEALED: THE BE-WILDER!

World Boss: The Be-Wilder[]

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Complete Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss! Incomplete Dailies fill the Beguilement Strike Bar. When the Beguilement Strike bar is full, the World Boss will attack an NPC. 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.

~*~

The party begins like any other.

The appetizers are excellent, the music is swinging, and even the dancing elephants have become routine. Habiticans laugh and frolic amid the overflowing floral centerpieces, happy to have a distraction from their least-favorite tasks, and the April Fool whirls among them, eagerly providing an amusing trick here and a witty twist there.

As the Mistiflying clock tower strikes midnight, the April Fool leaps onto the stage to give a speech.

“Friends! Enemies! Tolerant acquaintances! Lend me your ears.” The crowd chuckles as animal ears sprout from their heads, and they pose with their new accessories.

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“As you know,” the Fool continues, “my confusing illusions usually only last a single day. But I’m pleased to announce that I’ve discovered a shortcut that will guarantee us non-stop fun, without having to deal with the pesky weight of our responsibilities. Charming Habiticans, meet my magical new friend... the Be-Wilder!”

Lemoness pales suddenly, dropping her hors d'oeuvres. “Wait! Don’t trust--”

But suddenly mists are pouring into the room, glittering and thick, and they swirl around the April Fool, coalescing into cloudy feathers and a stretching neck. The crowd is speechless as an monstrous bird unfolds before them, its wings shimmering with illusions. It lets out a horrible screeching laugh.

“Oh, it has been ages since a Habitican has been foolish enough to summon me! How wonderful it feels, to have a tangible form at last.”

Buzzing in terror, the magic bees of Mistiflying flee the floating city, which sags from the sky. One by one, the brilliant spring flowers wither up and wisp away.

“My dearest friends, why so alarmed?” crows the Be-Wilder, beating its wings. “There’s no need to toil for your rewards any more. I’ll just give you all the things that you desire!”

A rain of coins pours from the sky, hammering into the ground with brutal force, and the crowd screams and flees for cover. “Is this a joke?” Baconsaur shouts, as the gold smashes through windows and shatters roof shingles.

PainterProphet ducks as lightning bolt crackle overhead, and fog blots out the sun. “No! This time, I don’t think it is!”

Quickly, Habiticans, don’t let this World Boss distract us from our goals! Stay focused on the tasks that you need to complete so we can rescue Mistiflying -- and hopefully, ourselves.


March 2016[]

03/30/2016[]

LAST CHANCE FOR MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS! ALSO, EQUIPMENT SORTING AND WHEELCHAIRS FOR AVATARS

Last Chance for March Subscriber Items[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Lucky Set! If you want the Lucky Suit or the Lucky Hat, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support -- we really do appreciate it.

by Lemoness




Equipment Sorting[]

Now you can sort your equipment on the website by set or by stat, so that you can choose the best pieces to wear. Enjoy the added organization!

by qrry and Blade




Wheelchairs for Avatars[]

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There is a new free avatar customization option on the website: a wheelchair! We hope that our wheelchair-using Habiticans will appreciate this avatar option.

by Balduranne, Sinble, and Blade





03/24/2016[]

MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, SPRING AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS, ANDROID UPDATE, AND SPRING PLOT-LINE CONTINUES!

March Subscriber Items[]

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The March Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Lucky Clover Item Set! All March subscribers will receive the Lucky Hat and the Lucky Suit. You still have five days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep Habitica free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness




Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin Set[]

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

by Lemoness and McCoyly




Android Update[]

In case you missed it, this weekend we released a follow-up update to the Android app with plenty of bug fixes. Be sure to download it now if you haven't already!

by Viirus




Spring Plot-Line Continues[]

Since the April Fool came to town, there have been non-stop parties, pranks, and parades! The only problem is, with the constant celebrations, it’s getting a teensy bit difficult to, well… accomplish any work whatsoever.

Some concerned citizens broach the issue with the April Fool, but he just chortles and raises his voice to be heard over the trombones. “Oho! Nothing to fear. I’ve discovered a trick that will keep us reaping our just rewards, even as we continue to celebrate! Just you wait and see. I’m saving it as my grand finale!”

Well, it probably won’t hurt to keep celebrating until April First. It’s only one day, after all...

by Lemoness





03/18/2016[]

SPRING FLING BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SPRING MYSTERY PLOT CONTINUES

Limited Edition Class Outfits[]

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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 Springing Bunny, Clever Dog, Grand Malkin, or Brave Mouse. You'd better get productive to earn enough Gold before your time runs out...

by PainterProphet and Balduranne




Seasonal Shop Opens[]

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The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking springtime Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including past spring outfits and the Egg Quest scroll. 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!

Spring Plot Continues: The Floating City of Mistiflying[]

As the Spring Fling celebrations begin, a sparkling cloud descends from the sky to reveal… the floating city of Mistiflying!

Mistiflying is a flower-filled city that drifts in the clouds above Habitica, manufacturing custom rewards and raining them down on deserving Habiticans. It’s brimming with friendly, magical bees that work hard to keep the blossoms healthy and the city floating, and there’s a festive humming in the air. Looks like we’ll get a chance for plenty of parties this month! We’ve even received a visit from Mistiflying’s somewhat erratic ruler: the April Fool, a masterful rogue with a penchant for fun and an interest in illusions.

Spring Plot-Line Continues: The April Fool[]

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The April Fool swishes his cape over his shoulders, striding through the mists into Habit City. “Lemoness! Redphoenix! SabreCat! My dearest and most delightful friends!” He sweeps out his arms in a striking pose, and several firework displays go off behind him. “Oho, look at your faces! It’s like you aren’t even happy to see me.”

Lemoness does, in fact, seem less than thrilled. “It’s just… the last time you were here, I was kidnapped by a mutant flower uprising."

“Really! Did I cause that?”

Redphoenix smolders. “Two years ago, you turned me into an eggplant.”

“An honest misunderstanding, I am sure. But it did only last a single day!” April Fool links his arm with SabreCat and gives the tracker a winning smile. “Which reminds me – Sabe, I can crash in your guest cottage again this month, right? No hard feelings about the Mammoth Ballet incident?” SabreCat lets out a strangled growl, and Lemoness hastily pulls the April Fool out of claw range.

“You’re here for a whole month?” Redphoenix says. "What, did Lady Glaciate banish you from the Stoïkalm Steppes again?"

The April Fool seems affronted at the suggestion. "Rumors, hearsay, and probably lies! Still, Habit City may temporarily be a more hospitable place to hover over. For entirely unrelated reasons, you understand."

Lemoness rubs her temples.“Even so. It's not that we don’t... appreciate your yearly creativity, but we’re in the middle of the Spring Fling festivities. It’s a very busy time!!”

He taps her affectionately on the nose. “Nothing to fear, my citrusy dear! Believe me, you won’t even notice I’m here.”

Then he claps his hands, and a marching band starts up.


03/17/2016[]

MAJOR IOS AND ANDROID APP UPDATES!

iOS App Updates: Task Reminders, Guilds, and More![]

We've released an update for our iOS app! This is a big one, so be sure to download it now.

  • Set TASK REMINDERS for individual tasks that send you notifications when it's time to get things done! Just tap on a task to add or edit a reminder.
  • Join or visit GUILDS directly from the apps to discuss your favorite productivity tips, share your hobbies, and more!
  • +1 IN CHATS! Let a user know that you liked their post by tapping the new +1 button! Go wild with power.
  • We've also fixed lots of bugs, including header and FAQ scrolling!

When we release a new iOS update, it hides all of our old reviews, so if you like the direction we're going, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! And if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email mobile@habitica.com so we can respond. Thanks, and enjoy!

Android App Updates: Guilds, Equipment, and More![]

We've also released a bunch of new features for our Android app! Grab it now to check out all the cool stuff.

  • Join or visit GUILDS directly from the apps to discuss your favorite productivity tips, share your hobbies, and more!
  • Now you can equip and view EQUIPMENT right from the app!
  • EMOJI AND MARKDOWN are now supported in chat messages.
  • Accept or reject QUEST INVITES right from the app! Happy battling.

As always, if you're enjoying our Android app and want to help us out, please consider leaving us a review! It really means a lot to us. If you have questions or feedback, be sure to email mobile@habitica.com so it doesn't get lost!

Want to Contribute?[]

Habitica is an open-source project, which means that anyone can contribute! If you're interested in helping us improve the app while earning gems and special armor, check out our Github for iOS and Android. We can't wait to see what you'll contribute!


03/15/2016[]

NEW PARTY ACHIEVEMENT BADGES AND SPRING MYSTERY PLOT CONTINUES!

New Party Achievements[]

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There are two brand-new badges that you can earn by being in a party with your friends: the Party Up badge, for those in parties of 2 or more, and the Party On badge, for those in parties of 4 or more.

Parties are a great way to stay accountable to your tasks. To earn these badges, invite your friends or post in the Party Wanted Guild on the website to join an existing group. If you're already in a party with others, simply visit the Party page to claim the badges! Enjoy!

by khipkin and Lemoness




Spring Mystery Plot Continues[]

A huge, glittering cloud has been slowly drifting towards Habitica, and gossip in the streets is running wild.

“I think I saw an explosion of colored lights, like fireworks!”

“Do you hear that distant humming sound?”

“There’s a sweet scent on the breeze, for sure.”

As you stop in the Tavern on a work break, you overhear Lemoness, Redphoenix, and SabreCat murmuring to each other.

“It’s definitely him,” Lemoness whispers. “I sent my dragon on a stealth flight to check.”

Redphoenix taps a finger against her cup of tea. “Why is he so early? Even for him, this is... unexpected.”

“You don’t think he’s planning to stay in Habit City, do you?” SabreCat asks as his tiger cowers under his chair. “My pets still haven’t recovered.”

Lemoness mournfully flops forward onto the table. “I don’t know... but something tells me that we’re in for an unusual Spring Fling celebration.”

by Lemoness





03/09/2016[]

SNAIL PET QUEST AND MOBILE CHALLENGE WINNERS. PLUS, SPRING PLOT-LINE BEGINS!

Snail Pet Quest[]

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We've released a new Pet Quest: The Snail of Drudgery Sludge! Habiticans everywhere are bogged down by unimportant tasks. Can you wash away the slime? If so, you'll earn some Snail Eggs!

by Lemoness and SabreCat
Writing by Maz Wendling
Art by Overomega, Pffernusse, and Misceo



Mobile Challenge Winners[]

Congratulations to the winners of the Mobile App Challenges: J, Janče Skalkova, studentSeekingDiscipline, Felipe Marinelli Affonso, compl, Yuri Augusto, Ewe Pacheco, Narmence, Ryan_carter, and candieb! Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope that you're enjoying the apps!

by Lemoness




Spring Plot-line Begins[]

A large crowd has gathered in Productivity Plaza, just outside of the Tavern. Curious, you press forward and see people peering through a telescope, which is pointed at a strange, sparkling cloud on the horizon.

Unfortunately, it turns out that the line to look through the telescope is about an hour long! Who has that kind of time when there are tasks to conquer? Oh well. Whatever it is, you’ll probably hear all about it soon...

by Lemoness





03/01/2016[]

MARCH BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED! PLUS, WEB DESIGNER NEEDED AND MARCH MYSTERY BOX

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March Backgrounds[]

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can venture into a Rainforest, find precious metals in a Deep Mine, or cast spells in a Circle of Stones.

by James Danger, sungabraverday, and UncommonCriminal




March Armoire Items Revealed[]

There is new equipment in Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Miner Set and the Mystic Lamp! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Balduranne



March Mystery Box[]

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Ooh... What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of March will receive the March Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 23rd, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness




Web UI Designer Needed[]

We’re looking for UI designers with experience in UX! Do you like user-centered approaches? Are you familiar with web patterns and assets? If that sounds like you, and you’re interested in contributing to Habitica, please email vicky@habitica.com. We look forward to questing with you!


February 2016[]

02/24/2016[]

PHOENIXES IN THE TIME TRAVEL STABLE! FEBRUARY MYSTERY SET!

Phoenixes Available from the Time Travelers[]

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The Time Travelers have made a stop in the past to pick up some rare Phoenix pets and mounts from last fall's World Boss battle. Get them now!

To unlock the Phoenixes, you'll need Mystic Hourglasses, which are awarded to people who have been subscribers for three consecutive months or more. Thank you so much for your support--Habitica really does depend on you.

February Subscriber Items[]

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The February Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Heartbreaker Item Set! All February subscribers will receive the Heartbreaker Cape and the Heartbreaker Hood. You still have five days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep Habitica free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness





02/17/2016[]

ANDROID APP IN PORTUGUESE, LITHUANIAN, AND POLISH! PLUS, NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION CHALLENGE WINNERS

Android App Update: Translations[]

We've released an update to our Android app! It is now translated into Portuguese, Lithuanian, and Polish. Many thanks to our amazing volunteer translators for all their time and effort! More languages will be coming soon in future updates. If you are fluent in another language and would like to help, come join our translation team!

by viirus, Portuguese translation team, Lithuanian translation team, and Polish translation team




New Year's Resolution Challenge Winners[]

The winners in our official New Year's Resolution Challenge have been randomly selected, and the lucky Habiticans are... Snellopy, Papyrus, PreacherMYS, embustation, and djmjr! Congratulations to them, and congratulations to all of the participants who prepared themselves to surmount the Challenges of 2016.

by redphoenix





02/08/2016[]

VALENTINE'S DAY AND MONKEY PET QUEST!

Happy Valentine's Day![]

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This week, we're celebrating Habitican Valentine's Day, a holiday dedicated to all the people and pastimes that we love. Help motivate all of the lovely people in your party by sending them a caring valentine!

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!

by Lemoness and SabreCat




Monkey Pet Quest[]

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In honor of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey, we've released a new Pet Quest: Monstrous Mandrill and the Mischief Monkeys! These primates are wrecking havoc and causing constant distractions. Can you get them to stop monkeying around? If so, you'll earn some Monkey Eggs!

by Lemoness and SabreCat
Writing by Emily Austin and Felipe NA
Art by yamato, leephon, Misceo, and Oneironaut




02/03/2016[]

FEBRUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

February Backgrounds Revealed[]

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can read in the Cozy Library, stroll through the Bamboo Forest, or stride down the Grand Staircase!

by UncommonCriminal and pocketmole




February Armoire Items Revealed[]

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There is new equipment in Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Barrister Set and the Jester Set! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Podcod and PainterProphet




02/01/2016[]

FEBRUARY MYSTERY BOX, VIDEO CHALLENGE WINNER, AND OFFICIAL MOBILE APP CHALLENGE

February Mystery Box[]

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Ooh... What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of February will receive the February Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 24th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness




Video Challenge Winner[]

The winner of the Official Challenge for sharing the video has been randomly selected, and the lucky Habitican is... Baggs98! Thanks so much to everyone who helped us spread the word. You guys are the best.

Official Mobile App Challenge[]

We’ve launched another Official Challenge: the Mobile App Download Challenge! In case you missed it, Habitica now has both an iOS app and an Android app so that you can easily use Habitica on the go, and we hope that everyone who has one of those devices will give them a try!

All you have to do to be eligible for the prize is have downloaded our iOS or Android app. The contest ends on February 29th, and the 10 randomly-selected winners will each get 10 Gems! For the full rules, check out the challenge here.


January 2016[]

01/29/2016[]

HABITICA BIRTHDAY BASH: CAKE, ACHIEVEMENTS, BIRTHDAY CARDS, AND PARTY ROBES! PLUS, LAST CHANCE FOR JANUARY AND WINTER WONDERLAND ITEMS

Habitica Birthday Bash[]

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January 31st is Habitica's Birthday, and this year we have something extra-special to enjoy: Habitica has hit over one million users! Thank you so much for being here with us - it means a lot.

Now come join us and the NPCs as we celebrate!

Cake for Everybody![]

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

Party Robes[]

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Until February 1st only, there are Party Robes available for free in the Rewards column! Don them with pride.

Birthday Bash Achievement[]

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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.

Birthday Cards[]

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You can now send Birthday Cards to your party mates! If you do so, you'll both get the Birthday Bonanza badge. These birthday cards will be available year-round for 10 Gold each.

Last Chance for January Item Set[]

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Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Champion of Resolution Item Set! If you want the Resolution Slayer or the Helm of True Resolve, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

Last Chance for Winter Wonderland Outfits & Hair Colors[]

On February 1st, everything will be back to normal in Habitica, so if you still have any remaining Winter Wonderland Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and Hair Colors won't be back until next December, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so strike while the iron is hot!


01/26/16[]

JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEM AND AVATAR CUSTOMIZATION IN THE ANDROID APP

January Subscriber Item[]

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The January Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Champion of Resolution Item Set! All January subscribers will receive the Resolution Slayer and the Helm of True Resolve. You still have five days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep Habitica free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness




Android App Update: Avatar Customization[]

We've released an update to the Android app including... AVATAR CUSTOMIZATION! Now you can edit your avatar on the go. We've also crushed a bunch of bugs and crashes, so be sure to download it now.

by Viirus





01/20/2016[]

NEW STAFF MEMBER, NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION BLOG POSTS, AND RESOLUTION CHALLENGE

New Staff Member[]

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We're very excited to announce that our mobile app master Viirus is now officially a staff member! He's the driving force behind our iOS app, as well as a significant contributor to our Android app, so we are thrilled to have him battling at our side. Congratulate him in the Tavern!

New Year's Resolution Blog Posts and Challenge[]

How are your resolutions doing, now that the excitement of early January is past? We've started a series of blog posts to help you buckle down and achieve your 2016 goals. We'll be posting more in the series over the next two weeks, so be sure to check back!

There's also an official Challenge to help you follow along with the tips in the blog posts. Join it for a chance at the Gem prize!


01/13/2016[]

JANUARY PET QUEST, CHAT REVERSAL OPTION, MERCHANDISE PAGE, AND BEEMINDER GUEST POST

January Pet Quest: Sabretooth Tigers[]

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There's a new Pet Quest available to buy in the Quest Shop! An undead sabretooth tiger has broken out from the ice of the Stoikalm Steppes. Can you defeat the Zombie Sabre Cat? If so, you'll earn some sabretooth eggs!

by SabreCat and Lemoness
Writing by Daniel the Bard, Flutter Bee, and SabreCat
Art by Fandekasp, InspectorCaracal, and icefelis



Chat Reversal Option[]

We've now implemented the option to reverse the order of chat in parties, Guilds, and the Tavern! This will make it easier for those Habiticans who use screen readers to catch up on chat. To reverse the order, simply click the checkbox under the Send Chat / Fetch Recent Messages buttons that says "Show chat messages in reverse order."

by GeorgeSG




Merchandise Page[]

Now our awesome Habitica merchandise is gathered in one easy-to-access page! If you want to get our stickers or preorder the next batch of Habitica T-shirts, head on over and check it out.

by Camenni




Beeminder Guest Post[]

We've written a guest post for the Beeminder blog! Check it out to read about how Habitica's rewards can work well with Beeminder's extra punishment.

by Lemoness





01/08/2016[]

HABITICA VIDEO AND CHALLENGE, PLUS WINTERY HAIR COLORS!

Habitica Video[]

We're excited to reveal our Habitica video! Check it out and let us know what you think. There's also a Challenge for people who share the video on social media with a 25 Gem prize, so if you like the video enough to pass it along, be sure to enter the Challenge for a chance to win!

by redphoenix, Lemoness, and Blank Canvas Entertainment, LLC




Wintery Hair Colors[]

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


01/06/2016[]

JANUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED! PLUS, IMPORTANT HISTORY COMPRESSION UPDATE

January Backgrounds[]

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There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can build a Snowman Army, skate on a Frozen Lake, or look at the stars of a Winter Night!

by featherlight, louiselouise, and nonight




January Armoire Items Revealed[]

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There is new equipment in Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column which unlocks after you've attained Ultimate Gear!

Click on the Enchanted Armoire for a random chance at special Equipment, including the Dragon Tamer Set and the Glowing Spear! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it during the first week of each month, but even when you've exhausted the current supply, you can keep clicking for a chance at food and XP.

Now go spend all that accumulated Gold! May the Random Number Generator smile upon you...

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Balduranne



History Compression Update[]

We're working on a big change to the site that will significantly improve performance, making things faster and smoother. However, in order to make these improvements, we need to compress some task and personal history. The following changes will go into effect on Sunday:

  • Non-subscribers will have access to their full, uncompressed history for the last 60 days. After that, their history will be compressed. (For more details, see the wiki).
  • Subscribers will have access to their full, uncompressed history for the last 365 days. After that, their history will be compressed. (For more details, see the wiki). Subscribers will be able to gain their full history by downloading it prior to the change, or by posting in the Newbies Guild for an admin to access it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email admin@habitica.com. We're looking forward to the performance improvements for the site!