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Bailey es la pregonera de noticias oficiales, puedes seguirla en Twitter. Las noticias que aparecen en esta página son copia directa y traducciones de las noticias que aparecen en el propio juego (firmas incluidas). Como tales, se distribuyen con la licencia CC-by-NC-SA 3.0. En ocasiones se toman ciertas libertades para corregir faltas de ortografía o ajustar los saltos de línea para adaptar las diferencias de formato. Para ver los anuncios dentro del juego, se puede usar la opción "Mostrar a Bailey" en la sección de ajustes (enlace directo).

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Diciembre 2016[edit | edit source]

30/12/2016[edit | edit source]

CELEBRACIÓN DEL AÑO NUEVO: SOMBREROS DE FIESTA, POSTALES DE AÑO NUEVO, BOLAS DE NIEVE, Y ÚLTIMA OPORTUNIDAD PARA CONSEGUIR EL CONJUNTO DE CASCANUECES

Sombreros de Fiesta[edit | edit source]

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¡En honor al nuevo año, en la tienda de Recompensas hay sombreros de fiesta gratuitos! Cada año que celebres el Año Nuevo con Habitica, desbloquearás un nuevo sombrero. ¡Disfruta, y mantente al tanto a finales de enero durante la Fiesta anual de Cumpleaños de Habitica para conseguir los ropajes que hacen juego con tu nuevo sombrero!

por Lemoness y SabreCat

Postales de Año Nuevo (¡sólo hasta el 1 de enero!)[edit | edit source]

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¡Sólo hasta el 1 de enero, la Tienda de Temporada tiene existencias de Postales de Año Nuevo! Ahora puedes enviar postales a tus amigos (incluso a ti mismo) para desearles un Feliz Año Nuevo de Hábitos. ¡Todos los remitentes y destinatarios recibirán la insignia de Viejos Conocidos!

por Lemoness y SabreCat

Bolas de Nieve[edit | edit source]

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¡La Tienda de Temporada también tiene existencias de Bolas de Nieve que puedes comprar con monedas de oro! Lánzalas a tus amigos para obtener un efecto emocionante. Cualquiera que reciba un bolazo obtendrá la insignia Amigos Molestos. Los efectos de ser golpeado con una Bola de Nieve duran hasta el final del día, pero también puedes eliminarlos antes comprando Sal en la columna de Recompensas. Las Bolas de Nieve estarán disponibles hasta el 31 de enero.

por Shaner y Lemoness

Última Oportunidad para el Conjunto de Cascanueces[edit | edit source]

Recordatorio: ¡el día 31 es el último para suscribirte y conseguir el Conjunto de Cascanueces! Suscribirte también te permite comprar gemas con oro. ¡Cuánto más tiempo estés suscrito, más gemas podrás conseguir!

Si quieres compartir tu amor por la suscripción, no olvides que ahora tenemos una promoción especial con la que si regalas una suscripción a un amigo, obtienes otra suscripción gratuita para ti. Reparte amor <3

¡Muchas gracias por tu apoyo! Ayudas a que Habitica siga funcionando.

por Lemoness

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28/12/2016[edit | edit source]

ENTRE BASTIDORES EN EL BLOG Y SOLUCIONADO EL ERROR DE LAS RECOMPENSAS DE MISIÓN

Entrada en el Blog: Cómo Trabajamos[edit | edit source]

Si alguna vez has tenido curiosidad sobre cómo trabaja el equipo de Habitica, echa un vistazo a nuestra última publicación en el blog (en inglés) para enterarte de todos los detalles. Esperamos que disfrutes con este vistazo entre bastidores.

por redphoenix

Solucionado Error de Misiones[edit | edit source]

¡El problema con las Recompensas de Misión Exponenciales ya está solucionado! Ahora, cuando se completa una misión que pertenezca a una serie de misiones, el pergamino de la siguiente misión solamente lo recibirá el propietario de la misión recién completada, en lugar de recibir todos los participantes versiones exponencialmente crecientes de las misiones posteriores. Dicho esto, si ya has recibido pergaminos de misión debido a este error, podrás conservarlos como premio para que te diviertas.

por Hus274

21/12/2016[edit | edit source]

¡ARTÍCULOS DE SUSCRIPTOR DE DICIEMBRE, BÚSQUEDA DE EQUIPAMIENTO, CAMBIOS EN LA EDICIÓN DE TAREAS Y PLANES DE GRUPO¡

¡Revelados los Artículos de Suscriptor de Diciembre![edit | edit source]

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Los Artículos de Suscriptor de diciembre han sido revelados: el Conjunto de Armadura Cascanueces! Solamente tienes 11 días para recibir este conjunto cuando te suscribes.

Los suscriptores también reciben la capacidad de comprar gemas a cambio de oro -- ¡cuanto más tiempo permanezcas suscrito, más gemas podrás comprar cada mes! También hay otras ventajas, como la posibilidad de acceder a tus datos sin comprimir durante más tiempo. Lo mejor de todo, las suscripciones nos permiten mantener Habitica en funcionamiento. Muchas gracias por tu ayuda -- significa mucho para nosotros.

por Lemoness

Barra de Búsqueda de Equipamiento[edit | edit source]

Ahora existe una nueva forma de buscar un artículo de equipamiento que necesites: ¡simplemente teclea su nombre en la nueva barra de búsqueda de Equipamiento!

por corsaere

Cuadros de Diálogo de Edición de Tareas[edit | edit source]

Antes, cuando editabas una tarea, se estiraban tus listas. Pero ahora hay un cuadro de diálogo emergente con todas las opciones de edición. ¡Esto te permite ver más opciones de edición de tareas a la vez!

por TheHollidayInn

Planes de Grupo en Beta[edit | edit source]

Hemos lanzado la versión beta de una emocionante característica: Planes de Grupo!

Los Planes de Grupo te permiten crear y gestionar una lista de tareas compartidas con un grupo de personas. Incluyen un montón de características geniales diseñadas para equipos, familias, o cualquiera con tareas que se solapen. Con los Planes de Grupo puedes:

  • Crear una lista de tareas compartidas por el grupo que cualquier puede ver y editar fácilmente.
  • Asignar tareas a miembros del grupo
  • Reclamar una tarea en la que estás trabajando
  • Marcar tareas que requieren aprobación especial, de modo que puedes verificar que se han completado realmente

¡En breve se añadirán nuevas características!

Los Planes de Grupo son accesibles actualizando un Grupo privado del que ya seas propietario, o mediante la creación de uno nuevo. Como estas características son más complejas, los Planes de Grupo tienen un plan de pago mensual, con una cuota recurrente de 9 dólares al mes + 3 dólares al mes adicionales por cada miembro del grupo. Esto nos permitirá seguir añadiendo características a los Planes de Grupo y, a la vez, seguir manteniendo la versión gratuita de Habitica.

Los Planes de Grupo todavía están en beta, por lo que estamos deseando escuchar tu retroalimentación acerca del tipo de cambios que te gustaría ver. ¡Cuéntanos por correo electrónico a admin@habitica.com!

por TheHollidayInn, paglias, Redphoenix, y Lemoness

12/16/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Winter Wonderland Begins![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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MOBILE APP UPDATES AND HOLIDAY HATCHING POTIONS!

Mobile App Updates: Use Gems for Social Good[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


12/8/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Gift a Subscription and Get One Free![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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.

Written by PixelHunter

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

Guild Spotlight: Preparing for the Holidays[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


12/1/2016[edit | edit source]

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

December Backgrounds and Armoire Items![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


Noviembre 2016[edit | edit source]

11/30/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Last Chance for Cornucopia Set[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

Daily Check-in Incentives[edit | edit source]

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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

Art by InspectorCaracal, Onheiron, Starsystemic, icefelis, Gully, nonight, iamholding6, Eevachu, Balduranne, louiselouise1, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Writing by sephydark, ajehy, and Lemoness

Habitica T-Shirts and Mugs[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

HABITICA THANKSGIVING, TURKEY PETS, AND CORNUCOPIA ITEM SETS

Happy Habitica Thanksgiving![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

NEW AVATAR HAIRSTYLES, SOUND THEME, AND BLOG POST

New Avatar Hairstyles[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

NEW PET QUEST AND IOS UPDATE

New Pet Quest: The Nefarious Ferret![edit | edit source]

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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.

Written 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![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

IOS UPDATE AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

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

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

Blog Post: Tips for Writers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

November Backgrounds and Armoire Items![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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!


Octubre 2016[edit | edit source]

10/31/2016[edit | edit source]

HAPPY HABITOWEEN!

Happy Habitoween![edit | edit source]

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

Jack O' Lantern Pets and Mounts![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

HABITICA BLOG: GUILDS FOR WRITERS AND HABITICA PLAYLIST

Guild Spotlight: Guilds for Writers![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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SPECTRAL FLAME ITEM SET AND ENCHANTED ARMOIRE CHANGES

October Subscriber Items Revealed![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE: TERROR IN THE TASKWOODS

New Gold-Purchasable Quest Line[edit | edit source]

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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

Written by liorsamuel and Lemoness

Art by Kiwibot, Beffymaroo, and bridgetteempress


10/13/2016[edit | edit source]

SPOOKY SPARKLES IN THE APPS AND CANTRAS BLOG SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS + Android Update: Spooky Sparkles![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

New Pet Quest: The CRITICAL BUG![edit | edit source]

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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.

Written by Emily Austin

Art by starsystemic, Eevachu, UncommonCriminal, and Karithina

Guest Post from Toggl on Time Tracking[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


10/6/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Spooky Sparkles and Seasonal Shop[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

10/4/2016[edit | edit source]

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OCTOBER BACKROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS!

October Backgrounds and Armoire Items[edit | edit source]

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


10/2/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE!

October Take This Challenge: Test Thy Courage![edit | edit source]

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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


Septiembre 2016[edit | edit source]

9/29/2016[edit | edit source]

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

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

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![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


9/27/2016[edit | edit source]

USER SPOTLIGHT AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE

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

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[edit | edit source]

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


9/22/2016[edit | edit source]

MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS AND SEPTEMBER MYSTERY ITEMS

Ghost and Spooky Hatching Potions[edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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


9/20/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Fall Festival Begins![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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


9/16/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Contributor Spotlight: Beffymaroo[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


9/13/2016[edit | edit source]

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

New Pet Quest: The Mootant Cow[edit | edit source]

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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.

Written by schizelle

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

Changes to Orb of Rebirth[edit | edit source]

Orb of Rebirth.pngThe 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[edit | edit source]

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


9/7/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Staff Spotlight: Phillip AKA Viirus[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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


9/1/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

September Backgrounds and Armoire Items![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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


Agosto 2016[edit | edit source]

8/30/2016[edit | edit source]

LAST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORM ITEMS; BACK TO SCHOOL GUILD SPOTLIGHT

Last Chance for Thunderstormer Set[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

8/23/3016[edit | edit source]

AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, ANDROID UPDATE, AND BLOG POSTS

August Subscriber Items Revealed[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


8/18/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW PET QUEST, iOS UPDATE, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Pet Quest: Armadillos[edit | edit source]

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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!

written by Emily Austin

art by krajzega, Tipsy, uncommoncriminal, zorella, PainterProphet, and Beffymaroo

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

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[edit | edit source]

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.


8/9/2016[edit | edit source]

THUNDERSTORM HATCHING POTIONS, STAFF SPOTLIGHT, AND MOBILE APP UPDATES

Thunderstorm Hatching Potions[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


8/3/2016[edit | edit source]

AUGUST BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS; NEW AUDIO THEME

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August Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


8/1/2016[edit | edit source]

TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Take This Challenge[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

Julio 2016[edit | edit source]

07/31/2016[edit | edit source]

HABITICA NAMING DAY AND GRYPHON PETS/MOUNTS!

Habitica Naming Day[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER SPLASH; MOBILE UPDATES

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

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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[edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

July Subscriber Items Revealed![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

ANDROID UPDATE AND GTD WIKI FEATURE!

Android Update: Inbox and Private Messages[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Habitica at Comic-Con International: San Diego[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


7/15/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW IOS UPDATE AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS Update: Bug Fixes![edit | edit source]

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

Staff Spotlight: Lemoness![edit | edit source]

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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.


7/12/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW PET QUEST AND NEW AUDIO THEME

July Pet Quest: Guide the Turtle![edit | edit source]

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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.

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

New Audio Theme[edit | edit source]

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


7/7/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Ongoing Take This Challenge: Convention Health[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


7/5/2016[edit | edit source]

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JULY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

July Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


7/1/2016[edit | edit source]

iOS UPDATE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

iOS Update: Notifications and Private Messages[edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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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

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6/29/2016[edit | edit source]

SPLASHY SKINS! LAST CHANCE FOR SELKIE ITEM SET!

Splashy Skin Set[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


6/23/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Android Update: Task Reminders[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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.


6/21/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Summer Splash Begins[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


6/17/2016[edit | edit source]

EQUIPMENT SORTING AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Equipment Sorting Option[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


6/15/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW PET QUEST: AXOLOTL

Axolotl Pet Quest[edit | edit source]

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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


6/9/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Official "Take This" Challenge and Armor Set[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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!


6/2/2016[edit | edit source]

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

June Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Mayo 2016[edit | edit source]

5/30/2016[edit | edit source]

LAST CHANCE FOR MARCHING BARD ITEM SET AND FLORAL POTIONS

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Last Chance for Marching Bard Item Set[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


5/25/2016[edit | edit source]

IOS UPDATE, ANDROID UPDATE, AND MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

iOS App Update Available[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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


5/21/2016[edit | edit source]

WELCOME BACK, HABITICA!

Welcome Back, Everyone![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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!


5/19/2016[edit | edit source]

IMPORTANT: UPCOMING MAINTENANCE!

Maintenance to Take Place May 21[edit | edit source]

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!


5/17/2016[edit | edit source]

TREELING PET QUEST AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT!

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

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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

Art by fuzzytrees, PainterProphet, aurakami, and plumilla

Writing by Flutter Bee

Challenge Spotlight[edit | edit source]

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


5/14/2016[edit | edit source]

IMPORTANT ANDROID UPDATE AND HABITICA ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Android Update[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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!


5/11/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS

Glasses and New Wheelchair Colors for Avatars[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


5/3/2016[edit | edit source]

iOS UPDATE, MAY BACKGROUNDS, AND MAY ARMOIRE ITEMS

iOS Update[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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

Abril 2016[edit | edit source]

4/29/2016[edit | edit source]

LAST CHANCE FOR APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND SPRING FLING ITEMS!

Last Chance for April Item Set[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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!


4/27/2016[edit | edit source]

WORLD BOSS DEFEATED!

The Be-Wilder World Boss is Defeated![edit | edit source]

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.”


4/25/2016[edit | edit source]

APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND FLORAL HATCHING POTIONS!

April Subscriber Items[edit | edit source]

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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

Floral Hatching Potions[edit | edit source]

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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


4/23/2016[edit | edit source]

THE BE-WILDER STRIKES AGAIN!

World Boss: Third Beguilement Strike![edit | edit source]

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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!


4/15/2016[edit | edit source]

iOS AND ANDROID UPDATES, AND ANOTHER BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

iOS Update: Fixes Galore[edit | edit source]

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![edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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!


4/14/2016[edit | edit source]

ANDROID APP UPDATES!

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

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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


4/12/2016[edit | edit source]

APRIL PET QUEST: FALCON!

April Pet Quest: The Birds of Preycrastination[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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by Accio Books!

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


4/8/2016[edit | edit source]

WORLD BOSS ATTACK: BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

Beguilement Strike on Alex the Merchant![edit | edit source]

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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.


4/5/2016[edit | edit source]

APRIL BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND SHINY SEEDS!

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April Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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!


4/1/2016[edit | edit source]

WORLD BOSS REVEALED: THE BE-WILDER!

World Boss: The Be-Wilder[edit | edit source]

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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.

Marzo 2016[edit | edit source]

3/30/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Last Chance for March Subscriber Items[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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


3/24/2016[edit | edit source]

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

March Subscriber Items[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


3/18/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Limited Edition Class Outfits[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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.


3/17/2016[edit | edit source]

MAJOR IOS AND ANDROID APP UPDATES!

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

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![edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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!


3/15/2016[edit | edit source]

NEW PARTY ACHIEVEMENT BADGES AND SPRING MYSTERY PLOT CONTINUES!

New Party Achievements[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


3/9/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Snail Pet Quest[edit | edit source]

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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

Art by Overomega, Pffernusse, and Misceo

Writing by Maz Wendling

Mobile Challenge Winners[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


3/1/2016[edit | edit source]

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

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March Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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!

Febrero 2016[edit | edit source]

2/24/2016[edit | edit source]

PHOENIXES IN THE TIME TRAVEL STABLE! FEBRUARY MYSTERY SET!

Phoenixes Available from the Time Travelers[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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


2/17/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Android App Update: Translations[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


2/8/2016[edit | edit source]

VALENTINE'S DAY AND MONKEY PET QUEST!

Happy Valentine's Day![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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

Art by yamato, leephon, Misceo, and Oneironaut

Written by Emily Austin and Felipe NA


2/3/2016[edit | edit source]

FEBRUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

February Backgrounds Revealed[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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


2/1/2016[edit | edit source]

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

February Mystery Box[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.


Enero 2016[edit | edit source]

1/29/2016[edit | edit source]

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

Habitica Birthday Bash[edit | edit source]

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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![edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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!


1/26/16[edit | edit source]

JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEM AND AVATAR CUSTOMIZATION IN THE ANDROID APP

January Subscriber Item[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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


1/20/2016[edit | edit source]

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

New Staff Member[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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!


1/13/2016[edit | edit source]

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

January Pet Quest: Sabretooth Tigers[edit | edit source]

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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

Art by Fandekasp, InspectorCaracal, and icefelis

Writing by Daniel the Bard, Flutter Bee, and SabreCat

Chat Reversal Option[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


1/8/2016[edit | edit source]

HABITICA VIDEO AND CHALLENGE, PLUS WINTERY HAIR COLORS!

Habitica Video[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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.


1/6/2016[edit | edit source]

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

January Backgrounds[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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!

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