7/18/2017 - SAN DIEGO COMIC CON, GOOD LUCK CARDS, APP BUG FIXES, AND WIKI WEDNESDAY

Habiticans at Comic-Con!

Lemoness, Beffymaroo, and Redphoenix will be representing Habitica at San Diego Comic Con this year. If you'd like to meet them, along with other fellow Habiticans, join us at the Habitica SDCC Meetup! We'll be giving away Habitica stickers and promo codes for the Unconventional Armor set.


You can find us on Saturday, July 22, at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton from 4:00-5:00 PM! Look for the purple Gryphon banner. Can't wait to meet you :)

New Card: Good Luck!

A new greeting card is available in the Market: the Good Luck card! For 10 Gold, you can wish the very best of luck to a Party mate who has a big task or momentous occasion coming up. Do so, and you and the recipient will earn the Lucky Letter achievement!

by OuttaMyMind and ChrisSpatzerl

Bug Fixes for the Apps

We've recently updated our Android and iOS apps with performance improvements and bug fixes! Be sure you've downloaded the latest version of the apps for the best Habitica experience.

by Viirus

Blog Post: The Library of Tasks and Challenges

This month's featured Wiki article is about the Library of Tasks and Challenges Guild! We hope that it will help you as continue to add to and adapt your Task list to fit your goals. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

7/13/2017 - BEHIND THE SCENES: KING MANTA

Behind the Scenes Blog Post: King Manta!

Have you ever wanted to know more about King Manta, the Mage Masterclasser? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the ruler of the undersea city of Dilatory! Check it out now to learn about how he learned his masterful magic skills, his friends and family, and his hobbies!

by Lemoness

7/11/2017 - NEW DISCOUNTED PET QUEST BUNDLE AND ORCAS FOR EVERYONE

New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Splashy Pals

If you're a fan of sea creatures, you're in luck! From now until July 31, you can purchase the Splashy Pals Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Seahorse, Sea Turtle, and Whale quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by McCoyly, krazjega, UncommonCriminal, zoebeagle, Kiwibot, JessicaChase, Scarabsi, JaizakArpaik

Writing by Calae, Ginger_Hanna, Lemoness

Orcas for Everyone!

Looks like there are even more sea animals riding the waves around the city of Dilatory: Some friendly Orcas are swimming into Habiticans' stables! In honor of the Summer Splash event, everyone gets a free Orca mount or, if you already had the Orca mount, a cute Orca pet. Enjoy!

by Beffymaroo and UncommonCriminal

7/5/2017 - RECORD YESTERDAY'S ACTIVITY, SPLASHY SKINS, AND SEAFOAM

Record Yesterday's Activity

Great news! We've added a new feature to protect you if you accidentally forget to check off some of the previous day's Dailies. Now the first time that you sign into Habitica each day, a pop-up will let you note any Dailies that you completed but weren't able to check off. Record Yesterday's Activity will be automatically available on the Habitica website, as well as on our iOS and Android apps! There's nothing you need to do to enable the feature aside from updating to the most recent version of the apps. We hope this helps you get even more out of your Dailies list. Enjoy your added productivity!

by TheHollidayInn, SabreCat, Alys, viirus, and all our awesome testers!

Splashy Skins

The Seasonal Edition Splashy Skins are available until July 31st! You can complete your summer avatar look with Clownfish, Deep Ocean, Tropical Water, Mergold, Mergreen, Merblue, Merruby, and Shark Skins.


This Seasonal Edition customization set will only be available to purchase until July 31st, after which they'll be gone until next year, so be sure to swoop them up now!

by Lemoness and UncommonCriminal

Seafoam

Throw some Seafoam at your friends and they will turn into a cheerful sea star until their next cron! You can buy the Seafoam in the Seasonal Shop for gold. Plus, you and your pal will both receive the Aquatic Friends badge!


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


Seafoam will be available in the Seasonal Shop until July 31st!

by Lemoness

7/3/2017 - JULY BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

July Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can lounge in a Seashell, swim through a Kelp Forest, and rest by a Midnight Lake.


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

by Manostion, Lilith of Alfheim, Reesachan, and AnnDeLune

New Take This Challenge!

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 Chandramani Adil, and runners-up racherinh, auburntouch, lavraiedre, celedine, and 长颈鹿的尾巴. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't already completed it. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

6/29/2017 - AQUATIC HATCHING POTIONS AND LAST CHANCE FOR JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

Aquatic Hatching Potions

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and July 29th, you can buy Aquatic Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Aquatic Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!


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

by Stefalupagus, Beffymaroo, and SabreCat

Last Chance for Pirate Pioneer Set

Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Pirate Pioneer 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

6/27/2017 - GUILD SPOTLIGHT: OUTDOOR HOBBIES

Guild Spotlight: Outdoor Hobbies!

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you find fun and exciting activities in the great outdoors! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Outdoor Hobby communities.

by Beffymaroo

6/22/2017 - JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEMS: PIRATE PIONEER SET

June Subscriber Items Revealed!

The June Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Pirate Pioneer Item Set! You only have eight days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!


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

by Lemoness

6/20/2017 - SUMMER SPLASH BEGINS: SUMMER CLASS OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, AND NPC DECORATIONS!

Summer Splash Begins!

To escape the summer heat in Habit City, everyone's moved down to the undersea city of Dilatory. The Summer Splash event has begun!

Summer Class Outfits

From now until July 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Seashell Healer, Sea Dragon Rogue, Sandcastle Warrior, or Whirlpool Mage! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by AnnDeLune, tricksy.fox, Vampitch, and nonight

Seasonal Shop Is Open!

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

by SabreCat, Lemoness, Giu09, JaizakAripaik, Teto Forever, and Kai

NPC Costumes

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

by Lemoness

6/19/2017 - HABITICA BLOG: BEHIND THE SCENES AT HABITICA HOUSE, FEATURED WIKI ON CUSTOM REWARDS

Behind the Scenes: Habitica House

There's a new Behind the Scenes post on the Habitica blog about our recent Staff Retreat. Come check out some great photos and anecdotes from the trip, and find more fun by searching #HabiticaHouse on Twitter and Instagram!

Featured Wiki Article: Sample Rewards

This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Rewards! We hope that it will help you as you treat yourself in recognition of your hard work! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

6/16/2017 - NEW AUDIO THEMES AND GREETING CARDS, CHALLENGE JOINING ACHIEVEMENT, AND REDUCED COLLECTION QUEST DIFFICULTY

New Audio Themes!

We've added two new audio themes, both packed full of old-school games nostalgia! Check out Beatscribe's NES Theme and Arashi's Theme, available under the 🔊 icon on the Web site or Settings > Audio Theme in our mobile apps.

by Beatscribe and Airu

New Cards: Congratulations and Get Well

Two new greeting cards are available in the Market: Congratulations and Get Well cards! For 10 Gold, you can cheer up a party member who's under the weather, or congratulate them on their accomplishments. Do so, and you and the recipient will earn the Caring Confidant or Congratulatory Companion achievement, respectively!

Art by McCoyly, tricksy.fox, and Willow the Witty

Implemented by Accio Books!

Challenge Joining Achievement

Another new Achievement is available: Joined a Challenge! Earn this badge by participating in any Challenge on Habitica, be it an official Habitica challenge, or a Guild or Party challenge. Habiticans currently participating in Challenges or who have won Challenges in the past have already had this Achievement awarded--head to your achievements page to see!

Art by Vampitch

Implemented by Drueth

Collection Quest Difficulty Reduced

In response to your feedback, we've reduced the number of items needed to complete several collection quests. "Find the Lair of the Wyrm", "Egg Hunt", "Message in a Bottle", "A Stern Talking-To", and "The Moonstone Chain" have all had their requirements reduced, making it more feasible for small parties to complete them in a timely fashion. If you've felt daunted by these Quests in the past, head to the Quest Shop and give them another try!


If you've already tackled these quests, your extra efforts were not in vain! We've proportionally increased the number of achievements that you received from them.

by paulwasit and Lemoness

6/13/2017 - SEA SLUG PET QUEST AND ALYS CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Sea Slugs!

A leisurely day at the beach takes a turn for the alarming when a bunch of dazzling sea slugs invade a To-Do list! Get the latest pet quest, the NowDo Nudibranch, and earn some nifty Nudibranch pets by completing your real-life tasks.

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, Lilith of Alfheim, amadshade, Porrompomperro, and Thiam

Contributor Spotlight: Alys!

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

by Alys, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

6/1/2017 - JUNE BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

June Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can rule over a Sandcastle, admire an Ocean Sunrise, and unearth Buried Treasure.


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

by PattyTheWitch, CitrineSun, Reesachan, and Katy133

New Take This Challenge

The next Take This Challenge has launched, "I Am the Night!", with a focus on sleep hygiene. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!


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


Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Cast of Characters!": grand prize winner ShoTaka, and runners-up Steve the Dragon Slayer, Christina Melfi Passavia, Kingphisher, Servalan, and Júnior Rodrigues Knd! Plus, all participants in that Challenge who had not already completed the Take This item set have received the next piece. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

Guild Spotlight: Arts and Crafts

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you work on creative projects! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Arts and Crafts-focused communities.

by beffymaroo

5/30/2017 - HIRING MOBILE DEVELOPER; LAST CHANCE FOR FEATHERY GOODIES AND PARTY SURVEY

Hiring Mobile Developer!

Want to join the Habitica team? We’re looking to hire a new mobile contractor!


We’re particularly interested in people who have a good understanding of either Android development or iOS development, including knowledge of ObjC and Swift. Bonus points if you also have experience with: Core Data, Reactive Programming (ReactiveCocoa/RxJava), Realm, and Kotlin, as well as familiarity with iOS and/or Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices. Our ideal dev would be eager to push the limits of what our apps can currently do, with an eye for details, a drive to make their work both technically and visually sound, and an interest in expanding their knowledge of current advancements in the field. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply!


To apply, send an email to vicky@habitica.com with a CV that includes your experience with the items listed above, your Habitica username, and your favorite nerdy pursuit. We can’t wait to hear from you!

by the Habitica Team

Last Chance for Feathered Fighter Set and Feathered Friends Pet Quest Bundle

Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Feathered FIghter Set! Subscribing also lets you buy gems for gold. The longer your subscription, the more gems you get! You'll also receive the exclusive Jackalope Subscriber pet! Thanks so much for your support! You help keep Habitica running.


It's also the last day to purchase the Feathered Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Parrot, Owl, and Falcon quests, all for only 7 gems! That's a discount of 5 gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check out this deal in the Quest Shop before it flies away!

by Lemoness

Last Chance for Party Usage Survey

Tomorrow is the last day to tell us more about how your Party uses the text features on your Party page and earn the Helped Habitica Grow badge! Click here to take the brief survey!

by Sara Olson

5/25/2017 - MONTHLIES AND YEARLIES, CHALLENGES ON IOS, AND FLORAL HATCHING POTIONS

Monthlies and Yearlies: New Repeating Options for Dailies

Great news! We've added Repeatable Dailies, one of our most-requested features. Now you can set a Daily task to be due at any interval you choose, including on a specific day of the month or year! Repeatables will be available on the Habitica website, as well as on our iOS and Android apps! We hope this helps you get even more out of your Dailies list. Enjoy your added productivity!

by TheHollidayInn, Alys, and all our awesome testers!

iOS Update: Challenges and Bug Fixes

We've released a new iOS update!


Now iOS users can view, join, and leave Challenges via the Habitica app! Easily add user-created tasks to your list, then compete against other Habiticans to win gems and achievements. We've also smashed some bugs including the issue where Dailies would not always be saved on iOS 8 and 9 and a fix for the crashes some users were experiencing when using To-Dos and checklists.


We hope you enjoy the update! Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by viirus

Floral Hatching Potions

Floral Magic Hatching Potions are back! Between now and June 14, you can buy them from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Floral Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!


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

by Mako413 and SabreCat

5/23/2017 - MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, DEVELOPER BLOG POST, GUILD ACHIEVEMENT, AND PARTY SURVEY

May Subscriber Item Set Revealed!

The May Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Feathered Fighter Item Set! You only have seven days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!


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

by Lemoness

Developers' Blog: Important Upcoming API Changes

If you're a third-party developer, there are some important upcoming technical changes to Habitica's API that you should know about. Read more about these exciting updates and how to prepare for your app for them on the Habitica developers' blog, The Forge!

by TheHollidayInn

New Badge and Achievement: Joined a Guild

There's a brand new badge you can earn by joining a Guild! Guilds are a great way to meet fellow Habiticans who share your interests and/or goals! Earn the new achievement by joining one or more Guilds. If you're already in a Guild, you've received the achievement automatically! Have fun.

by SabreCat and Vampitch

Help Habitica Grow! Party Usage Survey

Are you in a Party? We'd love to know more about how your Party uses the text features on your Party page! Click here to take a brief survey. If you provide your User ID at the end, you'll earn the Helped Habitica Grow achievement!

by Sara Olson

5/18/2017 - DISCOUNTED QUEST BUNDLE AND LAST CHANCE FOR FAIRY POTIONS

New Discounted Pet Quest Bundle: Feathered Friends

If you're a fan of bird pets and mounts, you're in luck! From now until May 31, you can purchase the Feathered Friends Pet Quest Bundle and receive the Parrot, Owl, and Falcon quests, all for only 7 Gems! That's a discount of 5 Gems from the price of purchasing them separately. Check it out in the Quest Shop today!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Casey, Teto Forever, Eevachu, UncommonCriminal, JonArinbjorn, Trogdorina, Onheiron, Squish

Writing by Lemoness, Token, and Bartelmy

Last Chance for Fairy Hatching Potions

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

by Edge

5/11/2017 - BLOG BONANZA: USE CASES, WIKI, AND BEHIND THE SCENES

Use Case Spotlight: Arts & Crafts

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Arts and Crafts! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be working on creative projects!


Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage outdoor activities and hobbies? 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. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

Featured Wiki Article: Sample To-Dos

This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample To-Dos! We hope that it will help you as you set up or re-evaluate your Tasks page. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

Behind the Scenes: Meditation in 60 Seconds

It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and one technique that many folks find helpful in managing stress is meditation. In this month's Behind the Scenes blog post, Habitica's own redphoenix shares her tips for establishing your own meditation practice!

by redphoenix

5/9/2017 - GROUP PLAN MANAGERS, SWEARWORD BLOCKING, AND SPAM PREVENTION

Group Plan Managers

Want other people in your Group Plan to help you assign and approve tasks? Now the Group Plan Leader can assign Group Managers as well! Managers have the ability to assign and approve all tasks, although only leaders can adjust the Group info and payment options.


To add Managers to your Group Plan, just edit the group by clicking on the edit button, and select the people that you want to be Managers from the drop-down menu. We hope that this helps you be more efficient and productive!


Don't forget, there are lots of benefits to being in a Group Plan! In addition to all the extra productivity tools, all members of a Group Plan get free subscriptions, and their very own Jackalope mounts! Be sure to check them out if you haven't already.

by TheHollidayInn

Chat Improvements: Swearword Blocker and Spam Prevention

We're excited to announce that we've released two new tools that will help keep Habitica's Tavern Chat pleasant to use as our community grows.


First is a swearword blocker that will automatically prevent people from posting certain words that are not allowed in the Tavern Chat, which will help keep conversations suitable for Habiticans of all ages and backgrounds. (Please note that the swearword blocker may not catch every instance of disallowed words, so we still encourage users to flag inappropriate messages so that they can be removed by the moderator team!) Next, there's a new tool for spam prevention that keeps users from posting too many messages too quickly in the Tavern Chat. This prevents a single person from dominating the chat and pushing away older messages before others have a chance to read them.


We're very excited to have these new features! We hope that you enjoy the chat improvements that will result.

by TheHollidayInn and XamanEk

5/2/2017 - NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

May Backgrounds and Armoire Items

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can stand vigil in front of Guardian Statues, explore the Habit City Streets, and perch On a Tree Branch.


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

by AnnDeLune, astigmatism, Katy133, and usnbfs

New Take This Challenge

The next Take This Challenge has launched, Cast of Characters, in which you turn your strengths and weaknesses into 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 julkamo, and runners-up [sic], James Ruf, Thiago Escobar, Dotts, and Brad is addicted to coffee!. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't already collected them all. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

4/28/2017 - LAST CHANCE FOR SPRING FLING AND APRIL SUBSCRIBER GOODIES; GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON THE BLOG

Last Chance for Spring Fling Outfits, Spring Customizations, and Shiny Seeds

Tomorrow is the final day of the Spring Fling Festival, so if you still have any remaining Spring Fling Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and avatar customizations won't be back until next year, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so be sure to snag them today!


Plus, the Seasonal Shop will be closing down, so now's the time to seize those final items and stock up on Shiny Seeds!

Last Chance for Fairytale Set

Reminder: tomorrow is the final day to subscribe and receive the Fairytale 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

Guild Spotlight: Relaxing Hobbies!

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights Guilds focused on fun activities! Check it out now to find Habitica's best communities for discussing your relaxing hobbies and how you make time for them.

by beffymaroo

4/25/2017 - NEW DAILY CHECK-IN INCENTIVES AND APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

New Daily Check-In Incentives

Great news! We've added more Check-In Incentive prizes to reward you for your continued dedication to improving your life. These prizes will include exclusive magic hatching potions, unique equipment, and more! For those who have surpassed the previous series of prizes, your check-ins since then have been counted and you'll receive all the prizes you would have earned in the meantime immediately.


You can learn more about check-in incentives by reading this Wiki page.

by Lemoness and SabreCat

art by AnnDeLune, icefelis, Gully, nonight, iamholding6, Eevachu, Balduranne, louiselouise1

April Subscriber Items Revealed!

The April Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Fairytale Item Set! You only have five days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Equipment to claim your gear!


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

by Lemoness

4/20/2017 - FAIRY HATCHING POTIONS, NEW GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE, AND BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG POST

Fairy Hatching Potions

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and May 17th, you can buy Fairy Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Fairy Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!


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

by Edge, Willow the Witty, and SabreCat

Gold-Purchasable Quest Line: Mayhem in Mistiflying

There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Mayhem in Mistiflying Quest-Line! Mistiflying is being assailed by extremely windy weather and peculiar monster attacks. Can you help the April Fool save the city? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Roguish Rainbow Messenger Armor Set.


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

by SabreCat, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Behind the Scenes Blog Post: The April Fool

Have you ever wanted to know more about the ridiculous Rogue who plays pranks on us every year? Today's blog post features a spotlight on the April Fool. Check it out now to learn about his favorite hobbies, the object of his affection, and even his real name.

by Lemoness

4/18/2017 - ANDROID UPDATE, NEW JACKALOPE PET FOR SUBSCRIBERS, AND MAGICAL BEES IN THE TIME TRAVEL SHOP

Android Update

There's an exciting new update to our Android app! Task navigation has been redesigned, and there are more options for filtering your tasks. We've also added a snazzy new login screen and an improved tutorial for new users!


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!

by viirus, Sara Olson, and beffymaroo

New Exclusive Jackalope Pet for Subscribers

As a thank-you for your support, all subscribers and group plan members have received Royal Purple Jackalope pets! New subscribers will receive this pet when they sign up, so check out the info on our Subscriptions page to learn more about all the great benefits of subscribing to Habitica including your very own Jackalope pet!

by Beffymaroo and SabreCat

Bees Available from the Time Travelers

Magical Bee Pets and Mounts are now available from the Time Travelers! If you missed out on these happy, buzzing companions from last year, be sure to adopt them now.


If bees are something you'd prefer not to see in Habitica due to a phobia, check out the Phobia Protection Extension which will hide any pets, mounts, backgrounds, quest bosses, or equipment featuring bees (as well as snakes, spiders, and rats). We hope that it helps make everyone's Habitica experience fun!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

4/13/2017 - BUTTERFLY PET QUEST AND SAMPLE DAILIES WIKI SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Bye, Bye, Butterfry!

A trip to the Taskan countryside's butterfly garden gets deeply dangerous when some neglected Dailies attract a Flaming Butterfry! Get the latest pet quest, "Bye, Bye Butterfry" in the Quest Shop, and earn some cute caterpillar pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Written by AnnDeLune

Art by Leephon, Megan, Eevachu, Beffymaroo, UncommonCriminal, Anna Glassman, and Lilith of Alfheim

Featured Wiki Article: Sample Dailies

This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Dailies! We hope that it will help you as work on adding or revamping your daily tasks. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

4/11/2017 - EGG HUNT QUEST, APRIL FOOL'S CHALLENGE WINNERS, AND CHANGE TO PARTY SIZES

Egg Hunt Quest Available

The Egg Hunt is available again in the Seasonal Shop! Strange eggs are appearing all over Habitica. Can you collect them all to earn some colorful Egg pets and mounts?

by Megan, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

April Fool's Challenge Winners

The winners of the Party with the April Fool Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: Anna Lilliman, CaptivatingLight, Lalaitha, Tousled Smile, and Acquafortis Fortis!


Thank you to everyone who shared their awesome April Fool's photobomb pics! You can see a fun recap of the shenanigans on our blog. Stay tuned to see what wacky antics the Fool gets up to next year!

by Beffymaroo, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Change to Party Sizes

Due to some technical constraints that were causing performance issues for large Habitica parties, we've limited the number of members in a single party to 30 people. If you already have more than thirty people in your party, don't worry--you won't be forced to eject anyone! This rule only applies going forward.


This change will help prevent a lot of the bugs and glitches that affected very large parties, and will improve Habitica's site performance overall. Thanks for understanding! if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them in the Habitica Help Guild.

by Yutsuten

4/6/2017 - SHINY SEEDS AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Shiny Seeds

Throw a Shiny Seed at your friends and they will turn into a cheerful flower until their next cron! You can buy the Seeds in the Seasonal Shop for gold. Plus, you and your pal will both receive the Agricultural Friends badge!


Don't want to be a flower? Just buy some Petal-Free Potion from your Rewards column to reverse it.


Shiny Seeds will be available in the Seasonal Shop until April 30th!

by Lemoness

Use Case Spotlight: Relaxing Hobbies

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Managing Your Relaxing Hobbies! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be trying to make more time for the things you enjoy.


Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to keep track of Arts and Crafts Projects? 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. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

4/4/2017 - APRIL BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

April Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can summit a Mist-Shrouded Mountain, investigate a Bug-Covered Log, and perch in a Giant Birdhouse.


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

by CarolinaAsh, Katy133, James Danger, and AnnDeLune

April Take This Challenge

The next Take This Challenge has launched, "Check Your HP!," with a focus on tracking one's mood over time. 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 SuchARarity, and runners-up miketheguy101, TheRossGamer, B_Rud, Cj_Cesareo, and Jacob Da Jeweler! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set, if they hadn't completed the set already. New set pieces appear in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

4/1/2017 - THE APRIL FOOL'S DISTRACTION DISCOTHEQUE AND DAZZLE DANCE EMPORIUM

Welcome to the Distraction Discotheque and Dazzle Dance Emporium!

"It's a marvelous day, and I, Bailey the Town DJ, would like to warmly welcome you to the Distraction Discotheque and Dazzle Dance Emporium! This festive location was set up by the dashing, brilliant, and humble April Fool. It's entirely devoted to sparkly diversion -- and avoiding productivity at all costs!

Rad New NPCs!

Be sure to check out all your favorite places on Habitica today to visit the Non-Player Characters, a set of ENTIRELY unique individuals, as I... er, they... have a grand time and dance the day away!

Party with the April Fool and Win Gems!

You're going to have a wonderful time, not least of all because the April Fool, in his endless magnanimity, is making the time to party with every single one of you -- take a peek at your avatar!


For even more fun, check out the official Challenge posted especially for today! Share your avatar featuring that fantastic Fool on social media, and you'll have a chance to win gems. Now go boogie!"

3/30/2017 - LAST CHANCE FOR SHIMMER ARMOR SET, AND... WHAT IS THE APRIL FOOL UP TO?

Be on the Lookout for Weekend Shenanigans...

The April Fool has been looking awfully cheerful recently. TOO cheerful... He promises that he's not planning any shenanigans at the turn of the month, but we suspect that this masterful Rogue may have some tricks up his sleeves.


"Nonsense!" he says. "Me, interfere on April Fool's Day? Why, you won't even see me."


Perhaps you should check back over the weekend, just in case...

Last Chance for Shimmer Armor Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Shimmer Armor 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

3/28/2017 - DEWINES CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT, ECO-FRIENDLY GUILD SPOTLIGHT, AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINES UPDATES

Contributor Spotlight: Dewines

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

by Dewines, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Guild Spotlight: Eco-Friendly Guilds

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you look for ways to live more eco-friendly! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Earth-conscious communities.

by Beffymaroo

Community Guidelines Updates

We've updated the Community Guidelines as follows:


  • Included our newest Mods and Staff members, as well as up-to-date information on the admins of the Wiki and Github repo
  • Updated information about flagging posts and reporting problematic posts, PMs, and profiles
  • Clarified our policy advising against sharing identifying information in public chat spaces
  • Updated our policy on content warnings
  • Clarified information about our banning and muting procedures for users who commit severe infractions
  • Added minor updates and clarifications to some sections

Please give the updates a read! The Community Guidelines are long, but they're very important to our mission to keep Habitica a safe and happy community. Thanks for helping our community thrive!

by the Habitica Team

3/23/2017 - SHIMMER SHIMMER! MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS

March Subscriber Items Revealed!

The March Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Shimmer Armor Item Set! You only have eight days to receive the item set when you subscribe. If you're already an active subscriber, reload the site and then head to Inventory > Market to claim your gear!


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

by Lemoness

Shimmer Hatching Potions

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and April 19th, you can buy Shimmer Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Shimmer Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!


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

by Teto Forever, tricksy.fox, and SabreCat

3/21/2017 - SPRING FLING BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SEASONAL AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS!

Limited Edition Class Outfits

From now until April 30th, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column! Depending on your class, you can be a Floral Mouse, Feline Warrior, Canine Conjuror, or Sneaky Bunny. You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

by beffymaroo, Scarvia, Awesome kitty, usnbfs, and SabreCat

Seasonal Shop Opens

The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking springtime Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including past spring outfits. Everything there will be available to purchase during the Spring Fling event each year, but it's only open until April 30th, so be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a year to buy these items again!

by Lemoness, Balduranne, PainterProphet, and SabreCat

Shimmer Hair Colors and Pastel Skin Set

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

3/16/2017 - SUBSCRIPTIONS ON iOS AND NEW BLOG POST

iOS Update: Subscriptions!

We've released a new iOS update which lets you subscribe through the app!


Subscribers help us keep the app running and updating, so as a thank-you, they get exclusive monthly items, the ability to buy gems with gold, and more. If you're already a subscriber, you can now use the app to open your monthly gift and buy gems with gold!


Other improvements include a redesign of the task list and new icons for the header! Habits also now will show when they were last completed. We've also smashed some bugs. 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

Blog Post: Sample Habits

This month's featured Wiki article is about Sample Habits! We hope that it will help you as you consider new Habits you'd like to establish or avoid. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

3/14/2017 - NEW PET QUEST AND TIME TRAVELER ITEM SETS

New Pet Quest: Peacocks!

Can't choose a single task to accomplish? Sounds like the Push-and-Pull Peacock has you paralyzed by indecision! Get the latest pet quest from the Quest Shop and earn some proud peacock pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Written by Elizabeth Queenan

Art by Cecily Perez, Lilith of Alfheim, PainterProphet, Pfeffernusse, Draayder, Podcod, and McCoyley

Steampunk Peacock Item Sets

Want your avatar to express your excitement about the new peacock pets and mounts? Now the Time Travelers are offering two new feathery steampunk Equipment sets that you can purchase with Mystic Hourglasses!


Mystic Hourglasses are awarded to people who have had a subscription or group plan membership for at least three consecutive months. For every three months that you're a subscriber or group plan member, you'll earn an additional Mystic Hourglass! You can also earn Mystic Hourglasses instantly by purchasing a multi-month subscription bundle.


Thanks for supporting Habitica! We hope that you enjoy your new outfits.

by AnnDeLune, Beffymaroo, Lemoness, and SabreCat

3/9/2017 - GROUP PLAN IMPROVEMENTS AND HABIT COUNTERS

Group Plan Improvements: Subscription Benefits and Exclusive Jackalope Mount for All Group Plan Members!

We're thrilled to announce that we've added some new features to the group plans.


Based on your feedback, all members of a group plan now automatically get:


  • Full subscription benefits, including the exclusive monthly items and the ability to buy gems with gold
  • A brand-new exclusive Jackalope Mount
  • The classic task-sharing features from the original version of group plans, including the ability to assign tasks to specific group members and the ability to approve whether or not tasks were actually completed.
  • A group chat cap of 400 messages instead of the usual 200 messages.

More features will be coming in the future! You can learn more about group plans on their information page. Thanks so much for supporting Habitica!

by TheHollidayInn, SabreCat, Alys, paglias, and all our hard-working testers

New Habit Counters!

We've launched a new and exciting feature to help you keep track of your progress on Habits! Habits now display a count of how many times you've clicked them, positive or negative. In Advanced Options, you can choose how often the counter resets to 0: daily (the default), weekly, or monthly. We hope this makes your Habit-building experience even better!

by astolat, TheHollidayInn, paglias, Alys, and SabreCat

3/2/2017 - MARCH BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS

New Backgrounds and Enchanted Armoire Items!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can ascend a Magic Beanstalk, explore the Meandering Cave, and carouse in the Mistiflying Circus.


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

by Witticaster, Stefalupagus, KusSv, and Katy133

3/1/2017 - NEXT TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Take This Challenge for March!

The next Take This Challenge has launched, It's Dangerous to Go Alone!, with a focus on maintaining offline relationships. You might recognize this Challenge as a repeat of the first Take This Challenge we held, back in June of 2016. We will continue to revisit each of the Challenges in the Take This series, allowing more people to participate for the exclusive armor items and chances at Gem prizes!


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


Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Notice Me, Senpai!": grand prize winner Lucy Zhuang, and runners-up Emithyst, 5h4d0wd4nc3r, rjboo, Ellie Goldshire, and Alex the Healer! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they hadn't completed the set already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

Use Case Spotlight: Living Eco-Friendly

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Living Eco-Friendly! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be trying to live in a more Earth-friendly way.


Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage your relaxing hobbies? 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. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

2/22/2017 - FEBRUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

February Subscriber Items!

The February Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Heartstealer Item Set! You only have six 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! (Very helpful if you want to nab all those cute Cupid pets and mounts before they disappear.) 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

Guild Spotlight: Food and Cooking!

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you explore new culinary horizons! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Food and Cooking communities.

by beffymaroo

2/16/2017 - NEW PET QUEST AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

New Pet Quest: Guinea Pigs!

The notorious Guinea Pig Gang is trying to rob the Market! Get the latest pet quest, The Guinea Pig Gang, and earn some giddy Guinea Pig pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by Pandah, mewrose, eyenne, Stefalupagus, and Willow the Witty

Writing by Lilith of Alfheim

Contributor Spotlight: Shanaqui

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

by shanaqui, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

2/14/2017 - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ALSO, BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HABITICA STAFF PETS

Valentine's Day in Habitica!

Help motivate all of the lovely people in your life by sending them a caring valentine. For the next week only, Valentines can be purchased for 10 gold from the Market. For spreading love and joy throughout the community, both the giver AND the receiver get a coveted "adoring friends" badge. Hooray!


While you're there, why not check out the other cards that are available to send to your party? Each one gives a special achievement of its own...

By Lemoness and SabreCat

Behind the Scenes: Our Real-Life Pets

Although the Habitica staff and mods use pixel pets and mounts to motivate ourselves to complete our tasks, today we wanted to share pictures of the real-world pets that we adore. Come meet them on this month's Behind the Scenes blog post!

by Lemoness and the Habitica Team

2/8/2017 - HABITICA BLOG: WIKI AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHTS

Featured Wiki Article: Establishing Your Tasks

This month's featured Wiki article is about Establishing your Tasks! We hope that it will help you as you create new Tasks and re-evaluate existing ones. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

Use Case Spotlight: Food and Cooking

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Food and Cooking! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be re-evaluating your nutritional habits and routines.


Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to live more eco-friendly? 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. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo

2/2/2017 - CUPID HATCHING POTIONS, SUBSCRIPTIONS ON ANDROID, NEW BACKGROUNDS, AND NEW ARMOIRE ITEMS

Cupid Hatching Potions

There's a new pet breed in town! Between now and February 28th, you can buy Cupid Hatching Potions from the Market and use them to hatch any standard pet egg. (Magic Hatching Potions do not work on Quest Pet eggs.) Cupid Potion Pets aren't picky, so they'll happily eat any kind of food that you feed them!


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

by Willow the Witty and SabreCat

Android Update: Subscriptions

There's an exciting new update to our Android app. You can now subscribe to Habitica through the app!


Subscribers help us keep the app running and updating, so as a thank-you, they get exclusive monthly items, the ability to buy gems with gold, and more!


If you're already a subscriber, you can now use the app to open your monthly gift and buy gems with gold! Thank you for your support, it means a lot to us!


We’ve also done some minor bug fixes. 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!

by Viirus

New Backgrounds and Armoire Items

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can climb to the Bell Tower, bask in the wealth of a Treasure Room and pose under the Wedding Arch.


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

by Casey, AnnDeLune, and CitrineSun

2/1/2017 - RESOLUTIONS CHALLENGE AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGES CONCLUDED; NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

Resolution Challenge Winners

The winners of the Habitica New Years Resolutions Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: thesuperalice, booksandchips, Meriah, hazey_sunshine, and Valendro!


Thank you to everyone who shared your resolutions! We're excited to help you pursue your goals throughout 2017 and beyond!

New Take This Challenge

The next Take This Challenge has launched, Notice Me, Senpai!, with a focus on reaching out to others when you're struggling. 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, "Multiplayer Co-op Exercise": grand prize winner IvokaOrange, and runners-up nerelleaustralis, Millificent, Soul Brig, wwwave, and Arawasa the Unseen! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set if they didn't have all the pieces already. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

1/31/2017 - HABITICA BIRTHDAY PARTY AND LAST CHANCE FOR MANY SPECIAL ITEMS

Habitica Birthday Bash

January 31st is Habitica's 4th Birthday! Thank you so much for being a part of our community - it means a lot.


Now come join us and the NPCs as we celebrate!

Cake for Everybody!

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

Party Robes

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

Birthday Bash Achievement

In honor of Habitica's birthday, everyone has been awarded the Habitica Birthday Bash achievement! This achievement stacks for each Birthday Bash you celebrate with us.

Last Chance for Winter Wonderland Outfits, Wintry Hair Colors, and Snowballs

Today is the final day of the Winter Wonderland Festival, so if you still have any remaining Winter Wonderland Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items and 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 be sure to snag them today! Due to the fact that the Wintry Skins were released later than the rest of the Seasonal Customization items, we've decided to make a special one-time exception to their end date, so they will be available until February 3rd rather than January 31st.

Last Chance for Time-Freezer Set

Reminder: it's the final day to subscribe and receive the Timefreezer 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

Last Chance for Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions

Reminder: the 31st is the final day to buy Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions! If they come back, it won't be until next year at the earliest, so don't delay!

by Vampitch, Lemoness, and SabreCat

1/26/2017 - BEFFYMAROO JOINS HABITICA STAFF; GUILD SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH AND FITNESS

New Staff Member: Beffymaroo!

We're thrilled to announce that our long-time moderator and pixel artist Beffymaroo will be coming onboard as a staff member! She's been a major part of our community for a long time, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her aboard. Go congratulate her in the Tavern!

by the Habitica Team

Guild Spotlight: Health and Fitness

There's a new Guild Spotlight on the blog that highlights the Guilds that can help you as you evaluate your Health and Fitness goals for 2017! Check it out now to find Habitica's best Health and Fitness communities.

by Beffymaroo

1/24/2017 - JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS REVEALED

January Subscriber Items!

The January Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Time-Freezer Item Set! You only have seven 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

1/19/2017 - CHALLENGES UPDATE FOR ANDROID AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE BLOG

Android Update: Challenges!

We've released a new Android update that contains Challenges!


Now you can browse, join, and view Challenges on the app! Easily add user-created tasks to your list, then compete against other Habiticans to win gems and achievements.


Plus, we've made some design improvements! Habit buttons now have the +/- on different sides to improve accessibility, and long pressing on the floating action button now creates a task that matches the task list you’re currently viewing. We've got some snazzy new icons, too! 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

Blog Post: Starting Over Options

This month's featured Wiki article is about Starting Over Options! We hope that it will help you as you make a fresh start on the New Year. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

1/17/2017 - WINTER WONDERLAND: GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE AND WINTERY SKINS

Gold-Purchasable Quest Line: Stoïkalm Calamity!

There's a new set of gold-purchasable quests available in the Quest Shop: the Stoïkalm Calamity Quest-Line! The frozen north is experiencing a rash of thefts and monster outbreaks. Can you help Lady Glaciate and the Mammoth Riders vanquish their foes and recover their valuables? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Mammoth Rider Armor Set.


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

Written by Lemoness

Art by Beffymaroo and Kiwibot

Wintery Skins Available!

There's a new set of Seasonal Edition Skins available in the Avatar Customization page! You can complete your wintry avatar look with Aurora, Dapper, Festive, Holly, Polar, Sugar, or Winter Star Skins. Due to the fact that these skins released later than the rest of the Seasonal Customization items, we've decided to make a special one-time exception to their end date, so they will be available until February 3rd, rather than the festival end date of January 31st! Get these new skins while you can, or they won't be available until next year.

by tricksy.fox

1/12/2017 - CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN!

Habitica Blog: Contributor Spotlight on Megan

We've posted a new Contributor Spotlight on the blog! Check out our latest interview with Megan, a moderator and pixel artist, to learn more about she uses Habitica.

by Megan, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

1/10/2017 - NEW PET QUEST: TRICERATOPS!

Triceratops Pet Quest!

An enchanted Triceratops is causing the Stoïkalm Volcanoes to erupt! Get the latest pet quest, the Trampling Triceratops, and earn some tricky Triceratops pets by completing your real-life tasks.

Art by McCoyly, plumilla, *~Seraphina~*, PainterProphet, and beffymaroo

Written by Lillith of Alfheim

1/5/2017 - NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION CHALLENGE, LAST CHANCE FOR GIFT-1-GET-1 SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND USE CASE SPOTLIGHT

Habitica New Year's Resolution Challenge!

We've launched a new official Challenge giving five people the chance to win 15 gems each! All you have to do is post about your #HabiticaResolutions in this coming year. Head here to check out the full rules and sign up!


Need some inspiration for your post? Check out the Habitica team's resolutions on our blog!

by Lemoness and the Habitica team

Final Chance for Free Subscription Promotion!

Don't forget that January 6th is your last day to get a free subscription when you gift a subscription to your friend! If you want to take advantage of that deal, you should definitely do it now.


Subscribers get to buy gems with gold, so if you have your eye on some fun hatching potions, backgrounds, or quests, this is a great opportunity. They also get increased access to data, and a special equipment set every month! Best of all, they help Habitica stay afloat.


Enjoy!

by Lemoness

Use Case Spotlight: Health and Fitness!

This month's Use Case Spotlight is about Health and Fitness! It features a number of great suggestions submitted by Habiticans in the Use Case Spotlights Guild. We hope it helps any of you who might be setting new Health and Fitness goals for the New Year. You can also pop into the guild to view all the ideas submitted! Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think by reaching out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.


Plus, we're collecting user submissions for the next spotlight! How do you use Habitica to manage food and cooking? 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. We look forward to learning more about how you use Habitica to improve your life and get things done!

by Beffymaroo and the Use Case Spotlight Guild

1/3/2017 - JANUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, WINTERY HAIR COLORS, AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

January Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

We’ve added three new backgrounds to the Background Shop! Now your avatar can explore the Stoïkalm Volcanoes, glide on a Sparkling Snowflake, and brave a fierce Blizzard.


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

by KusSv, Jasmine Osler, zacharyatacksherwood, Kiwibot, chumbucket, and Lemoness

Wintery Hair Colors

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. Enjoy!

by Lemoness

New Take This Challenge!

The next Take This Challenge has launched, Multi-Player Co-op Exercise, with a focus on exercising with a friend. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!


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


Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Hero's Triumph": grand prize winner AngelaY, and runners-up KamiFlame, InkyWitch, mistressofrevels, Spesilva, and Deomew! Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This Armor Set. It is located in your Rewards column. Enjoy!

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

12/30/2016 - NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: PARTY HATS, NEW YEAR'S CARDS, SNOWBALLS, AND LAST CHANCE FOR NUTCRACKER SET

Party Hats

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

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

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Snowballs

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

by Shaner and Lemoness

Last Chance for Nutcracker Armor

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


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


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

by Lemoness

12/28/2016 - BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG POST AND QUEST AWARDS BUG FIXED

Blog Post: How We Work

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

by redphoenix

Quest Bug Fixed

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

by Hus274

12/21/2016 - DECEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, EQUIPMENT SEARCH, TASK EDIT CHANGES, AND GROUP PLANS!

December Subscriber Items Revealed!

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


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

by Lemoness

Equipment Search Bar

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

by corsaere

Task Edit Modals

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

by TheHollidayInn

Group Plans Beta

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


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


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

More features will be coming soon!


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


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

by TheHollidayInn, paglias, Redphoenix, and Lemoness

12/16/2016 - WINTER WONDERLAND BEGINS: WINTER CLASS OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, AND NPC DECORATIONS!

Winter Wonderland Begins!

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

Winter Class Outfits

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

by Stefalupagus, Beffymaroo, and yayannabelle

Seasonal Shop is Open!

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

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

by Lemoness

12/15/2016 - MOBILE APP UPDATES AND HOLIDAY HATCHING POTIONS!

Mobile App Updates: Use Gems for Social Good

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


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


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


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

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

Holly and Peppermint Hatching Potions

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


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

by Vampitch, Lemoness, and SabreCat

12/12/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS; STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Last Chance for Habitica T-Shirts and Mugs!

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

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 TheHollidayInn

12/8/2016 - GIFT-1-GET-1 SUBSCRIPTIONS, NEW PET QUEST, AND HOLIDAY PREP TIPS

Gift a Subscription and Get One Free!

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!

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

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

by Beffymaroo

Use Case Spotlight: Holiday Survival Tips

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


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

by Beffymaroo

12/1/2016 - NEW BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, iOS UPDATE, TAKE THIS CHALLENGE, AND HABITICA STAFF MEMBER

December Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

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


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

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

New iOS Update

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


The update also focuses on stability, fixing the issue with Dailies refreshing and resolving several crashes. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by viirus

New Take This Challenge

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

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

11/30/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR NOVEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, AND HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS REMINDER

Last Chance for Cornucopia Set

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

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

by redphoenix and Sara Olson

11/23/2016 - DAILY CHECK-IN INCENTIVES, AND HABITICA T-SHIRTS AND MUGS

Daily Check-in Incentives

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 Inventrix, Onheiron, Starsystemic, icefelis, Gully, nonight, iamholding6, Eevachu, Balduranne, louiselouise1, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

Writing by sephydark, ajehy, and Lemoness

Habitica T-Shirts and Mugs

We're running another Teespring campaign!


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

by Redphoenix and Sara Olson

11/22/2016 - HABITICA THANKSGIVING, TURKEY PETS, AND CORNUCOPIA ITEM SETS

Happy Habitica Thanksgiving!

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

Turkey Pet and Mount!

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


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

by Lemoness and Beffymaroo

November Subscriber Items Revealed!

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


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

by Lemoness

11/17/2016 - NEW AVATAR HAIRSTYLES, SOUND THEME, AND BLOG POST

New Avatar Hairstyles

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

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

New Sound Effects: Airu's Theme

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

by Airu and Arashi00

Blog Post: Gamifying your Lists!

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

by Beffymaroo and the Wiki Wizards

11/15/2016 - NEW PET QUEST AND iOS UPDATE

New Pet Quest: The Nefarious Ferret!

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!

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


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


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

by viirus

11/14/2016 - IOS UPDATE AND CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

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

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


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


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

by viirus

Contributor Spotlight: Blade

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

by Blade, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

11/04/2016 - TIPS FOR WRITERS, BLOG SUGGESTIONS WANTED, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE AWARDED

BLOG POST: TIPS FOR WRITERS

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

by Redphoenix

USE CASE SPOTLIGHT SUGGESTIONS WANTED! PREPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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

by Beffymaroo

COSTUME CHALLENGE AWARDED

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

by Lemoness, SabreCat, and Beffymaroo

11/02/2016 - BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE, ANDROID APP, TAKE THIS, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE

November Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

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


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

Backgrounds by Laurelei Kirsch, FirozTaverbi, and KusSv

Armoire Items by Balduranne and emmavig

New Android Update: Custom Day Start!

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


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


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

by viirus

New Take This Challenge!

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


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


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

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

Costume Challenge Closed

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

10/31/2016 - HAPPY HABITOWEEN!

Happy Habitoween!

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

Jack O' Lantern Pets and Mounts!

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!

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

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


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


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

by Lemoness

10/27/2016 - HABITICA BLOG: GUILDS FOR WRITERS AND HABITICA PLAYLIST

Guild Spotlight: Guilds for Writers!

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

by Beffymaroo

Habitica Playlist: The Habitican's Travelogue

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

by Lemoness and the Habitica Team

10/25/2016 - SPECTRAL FLAME ITEM SET AND ENCHANTED ARMOIRE CHANGES

October Subscriber Items Revealed!

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


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

by Lemoness

Enchanted Armoire Changes

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


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

by SabreCat

10/19/2016 - GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUEST LINE: TERROR IN THE TASKWOODS

New Gold-Purchasable Quest Line

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 - SPOOKY SPARKLES IN THE APPS AND CANTRAS BLOG SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS + Android Update: Spooky Sparkles!

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!

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

by Cantras, Beffymaroo, and Lemoness

10/11/2016 - BEETLE PETS, TOGGL GUEST POST, NEW MODERATORS, AND CHANGE TO CHAT MESSAGES

New Pet Quest: The CRITICAL BUG!

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

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


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

by Kat Boogaard and Lemoness

New Moderators: Shanaqui and Dewines

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

Change to Chat Messages

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

by Hus274

10/6/2016 - SPOOKY SPARKLES, BEHIND THE SCENES INFO ABOUT HABITICA'S EVENTS, BUG FIXES FOR APPS, AND COSTUME CHALLENGE

Spooky Sparkles and Seasonal Shop

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

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

by Lemoness

Bug Fixes for Apps

In case you missed it, we've released an iOS update and an Android update that contain bug fixes! Be sure to download them now for a smoother Habitica experience.


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

by viirus

Costume Challenge

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

by Lemoness

10/4/2016 - OCTOBER BACKROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS!

October Backgrounds and Armoire Items

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


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

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

10/2/2016 - NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE!

October Take This Challenge: Test Thy Courage!

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

9/29/2016 - WIDGETS ON ANDROID APP, TAG MANAGEMENT ON iOS APP, GAYMERX ARMOR, AND LAST CHANCE FOR COW COSTUME

Android Update: Widgets, Tag Editing, and More!

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


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


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

by Viirus, DanielKaparunakis, and jbillings

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

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


Now you can create, edit, and delete tags directly from the app, just by tapping on the Filter button. Plus, we've expanded the profile display to show blurbs, gear, and stats when you click on someone's name. Finally, we've fixed a variety of crashes. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by Viirus

GaymerX Armor

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

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 - USER SPOTLIGHT AND FEATURED WIKI ARTICLE

User Spotlight: Thomas Frank, Creator of College Info Geek

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

by Lemoness and TomFrankly

Blog Post: Boss Battles

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

by Redphoenix and the Wiki Wizards

9/22/2016 - MAGIC HATCHING POTIONS AND SEPTEMBER MYSTERY ITEMS

Ghost and Spooky Hatching Potions

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!

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

Fall Festival Begins!

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

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

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

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!

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

Contributor Spotlight: Beffymaroo

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

by Beffymaroo and Lemoness

Behind the Scenes: Postcards

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

by redphoenix

9/13/2016 - NEW PET QUEST, CHANGES TO ORB OF REBIRTH, AND REAL-TIME PARTY CHAT

New Pet Quest: The Mootant Cow

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

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


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


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

by Blade

Real-Time Chat for Parties

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


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

by paglias

9/7/2016 - STAFF SPOTLIGHT: VIIRUS, BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT; COSTUME CHALLENGE COMING SOON

Staff Spotlight: Phillip AKA Viirus

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

by viirus and Lemoness

Brazilian Portuguese Language Support

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

by the Brazilian Portuguese translation team

Get Ready for the Community Costume Challenge!

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


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


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

by Lemoness

9/1/2016 - NEW BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

September Backgrounds and Armoire Items!

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!

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

8/30/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORM ITEMS; BACK TO SCHOOL GUILD SPOTLIGHT

Last Chance for Thunderstormer Set

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

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

by Balduranne

Guild Spotlight: Back to School

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

by Lemoness

8/23/2016 - AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, ANDROID UPDATE, AND BLOG POSTS

August Subscriber Items Revealed

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


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

by Lemoness

Android Update: Better Messaging and Invitations

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


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

by viirus, TheHollidayInn, and jjbillings

New Blog Posts: Habitica Roadtrip and Quest System

There are two new posts on the Habitica blog!


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


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

by Lemoness, Redphoenix, and the Wiki Wizards

8/18/2016 - NEW PET QUEST, iOS UPDATE, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Pet Quest: Armadillos

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

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


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


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

by viirus

Staff Spotlight: Matteo, aka Paglias

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

8/9/2016 - THUNDERSTORM HATCHING POTIONS, STAFF SPOTLIGHT, AND MOBILE APP UPDATES

Thunderstorm Hatching Potions

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

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

by Lemoness and Redphoenix

Mobile App Updates

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


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

by viirus and TheHollidayInn

8/3/2016 - AUGUST BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS; NEW AUDIO THEME

August Backgrounds

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

by JInjooHat, KusSv, and Beffymaroo

August Armoire Items: Falconer Set

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

by Mako413

New Audio Theme

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

by Dewin

8/1/2016 - TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Take This Challenge

The next Take This Challenge has launched, Cast of Characters, with a focus on picturing your feelings as characters in a story. Be sure to check it out to earn additional pieces of the Take This armor set!


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


Congratulations to the winners of the last Take This Challenge, "Check Your HP": grand prize winner bookguinea, and runners-up abbey, SeanXiaaa, pushkin89, fightorflight, and ProfDzul. Plus, all participants in that Challenge have received a piece of the Take This item set. Enjoy!

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

Guild Spotlight

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

by Lemoness

7/31/2016 - HABITICA NAMING DAY AND GRYPHON PETS/MOUNTS!

Habitica Naming Day

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

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

7/29/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER SPLASH; MOBILE UPDATES

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

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

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

by Lemoness

New iOS Update: Shops!

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


Plus, we've fixed some bugs, including the issues with the FAQ and using items on the iPad. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by viirus

New Android Update: Shops and Task Reordering!

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


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


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

by viirus, jjbillings, and schrockblock

7/26/2016 - JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

July Subscriber Items Revealed!

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

7/21/2016 - ANDROID UPDATE AND GTD WIKI FEATURE!

Android Update: Inbox and Private Messages

We've released a new Android update!


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


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

by viirus and TheHollidayInn

Featured Wiki Article: Getting Things Done with Habitica

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

by Redphoenix and the Wiki Wizards

7/19/2016 - HABITICA AT COMIC-CON, INFO FOR DEVELOPERS, LIMITED-EDITION HABITRPG POSTCARDS, AND UNCONVENTIONAL ARMOR PROMO CODES

Habitica at Comic-Con International: San Diego

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

Limited Edition Habitica Postcards and Promo Codes

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


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


Postcards should be sent to:


The Habitica Team

202 Bicknell Avenue

Santa Monica, California 90405

United States of America


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

by Lemoness and Redphoenix

Info for Developers

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

by Blade and Matteo

7/15/2016 - NEW IOS UPDATE AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT!

New iOS Update: Bug Fixes!

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


It includes multiple crash fixes and clears up bugs such as the problems with rewards. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by viirus

Staff Spotlight: Lemoness!

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

7/12/2016 - NEW PET QUEST AND NEW AUDIO THEME

July Pet Quest: Guide the Turtle!

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

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

Ongoing Take This Challenge: Convention Health

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


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

by DoctorB, Lemoness, and the Take This Team

New Blog Posts and July Challenge Spotlight

There are two new posts on the Habitica blog!


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


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


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

by Lemoness and Redphoenix

7/5/2016 - JULY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

July Backgrounds

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

by Jessica Chase and DialFForFunky

July Armoire Items Revealed

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


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


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

By Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Kai-Wen

7/1/2016 - iOS UPDATE AND NEW TAKE THIS CHALLENGE

iOS Update: Notifications and Private Messages

We've released a new iOS update!


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


If you like the improvements that we’ve been making to our app, please consider reviewing this new version. It really helps us out! Old reviews get hidden with each new release, but if you go to the review section you can re-post old reviews with a single tap. Thanks for using Habitica!

by viirus and Nivl4

New Take This Challenge!

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

SPLASHY SKINS! LAST CHANCE FOR SELKIE ITEM SET!

Splashy Skin Set

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

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

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

Android Update: Task Reminders

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


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

by viirus, TheHollidayInn, and nivl4

June Subscriber Items

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

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.

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

Summer Splash Begins

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

Limited Edition Class Outfits

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

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

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 - EQUIPMENT SORTING AND GUILD SPOTLIGHT

New Equipment Sorting Option

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

by Hus274

June Guild Spotlight

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

by redphoenix

6/15/2016 - NEW PET QUEST: AXOLOTL

Axolotl Pet Quest

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

Official "Take This" Challenge and Armor Set

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

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

Partnership with FocusMe

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

Important Info for Developers

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


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

6/2/2016 - JUNE BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED! PLUS, JUNE CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT

June Backgrounds

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

by Witticaster, KusSv, and shellcollector

June Armoire Items Revealed

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


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


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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by shellcollector and starsystemic

Challenge Spotlight: Small Improvements Add Up

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


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

by redphoenix

Challenges by Accio Books, Cheers, and Freelancecynic

5/30/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR MARCHING BARD ITEM SET AND FLORAL POTIONS

Last Chance for Marching Bard Item Set

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

by Lemoness

Last Chance for Floral Hatching Potions

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

by Mako413

5/25/2016 - iOS UPDATE, ANDROID UPDATE, AND MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEMS

iOS App Update Available

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


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

by viirus

Android Update: Bug Fixes

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


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

by viirus

May Subscriber Items

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 - WELCOME BACK, HABITICA!

Welcome Back, Everyone!

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

Important Mobile App Updates

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

Veteran Pets

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

Daily Safe Mode

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

5/19/2016 - IMPORTANT: UPCOMING MAINTENANCE!

Maintenance to Take Place May 21

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


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

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

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


Thank you for your patience, and for using Habitica!

5/17/2016 - TREELING PET QUEST AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT!

New Pet Quest: The Tangle Tree (Treelings)

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, plumilla, and aurakami

Writing by Flutter Bee

Challenge Spotlight

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


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

by redphoenix

Challenges by ArynChris, Janelle Rowe, and BeanieB

5/14/2016 - IMPORTANT ANDROID UPDATE AND HABITICA ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Android Update

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

Habitica on Social Media

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

5/11/2016 - NEW AVATAR CUSTOMIZATIONS AND CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS

Glasses and New Wheelchair Colors for Avatars

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

by Breadstrings and Balduranne

Challenge Spotlight Submissions

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

by redphoenix

5/3/2016 - iOS UPDATE, MAY BACKGROUNDS, AND MAY ARMOIRE ITEMS

iOS Update

We've released a new iOS update which includes social media sharing and the ability to change your class from the app, as well as some bug fixes. Be sure to download it now for a better Habitica experience!


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

by viirus

May Backgrounds

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

by James Danger and DialFForFunky

May Armoire Items Revealed

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


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


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

by Breadstrings

4/29/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND SPRING FLING ITEMS!

Last Chance for April Item Set

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

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 - WORLD BOSS DEFEATED!

The Be-Wilder World Boss is Defeated!

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

Mistiflying is Saved!

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


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


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


Redphoenix coughs meaningfully.


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


Encouraged, the marching band starts up.


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 - APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEMS AND FLORAL HATCHING POTIONS!

April Subscriber Items

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

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 - THE BE-WILDER STRIKES AGAIN!

World Boss: Third Beguilement Strike!

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 - iOS AND ANDROID UPDATES, AND ANOTHER BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

iOS Update: Fixes Galore

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


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


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

by viirus, schrockblock, a-ayyash, and nivl4

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

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!

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 - ANDROID APP UPDATES!

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

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 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

4/12/2016 - APRIL PET QUEST: FALCON!

April Pet Quest: The Birds of Preycrastination

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

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

by Accio Books!

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

4/8/2016 - WORLD BOSS ATTACK: BEGUILEMENT STRIKE!

Beguilement Strike on Alex the Merchant!

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 someone else.

4/5/2016 - APRIL BACKGROUNDS, ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND SHINY SEEDS!

April Backgrounds

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

Art by Sunstroke, PainterProphet, and UncommonCriminal

April Armoire Items Revealed

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


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


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

Art by Balduranne, Fandekasp, nonight, and Kiwibot

Shiny Seeds

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 - WORLD BOSS REVEALED: THE BE-WILDER!

World Boss: The Be-Wilder

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.


“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.

3/30/2016 - LAST CHANCE FOR MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEMS! ALSO, EQUIPMENT SORTING AND WHEELCHAIRS FOR AVATARS

Last Chance for March Subscriber Items

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

by Lemoness

Equipment Sorting

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

by qrry and Blade

Wheelchairs for Avatars

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

March Subscriber Items

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

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

by Lemoness and McCoyly

Android Update

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

by Viirus

Spring Plot-Line Continues

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


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


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

by Lemoness

3/18/2016 - SPRING FLING BEGINS! LIMITED EDITION EQUIPMENT, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SPRING MYSTERY PLOT CONTINUES

Limited Edition Class Outfits

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

The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking springtime Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including past spring outfits and the Egg Quest scroll. Everything there will be available to purchase during the Spring Fling event each year, but it's only open until April 30th, so be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a year to buy these items again!

Spring Plot Continues: The Floating City of Mistiflying

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


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

Spring Plot-Line Continues: The April Fool

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 - MAJOR iOS AND ANDROID APP UPDATES!

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

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

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

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

Android App Updates: Guilds, Equipment, and More!

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

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

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

Want to Contribute?

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

3/15/2016 - NEW PARTY ACHIEVEMENT BADGES AND SPRING MYSTERY PLOT CONTINUES!

New Party Achievements

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


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

by khipkin and Lemoness

Spring Mystery Plot Continues

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


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


“Do you hear that distant humming sound?”


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


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


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


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


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


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

by Lemoness

3/9/2016 - SNAIL PET QUEST AND MOBILE CHALLENGE WINNERS. PLUS, SPRING PLOT-LINE BEGINS!

Snail Pet Quest

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, Pfeffernusse, and Misceo

Writing by Maz Wendling

Mobile Challenge Winners

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

by Lemoness

Spring Plot-line Begins

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


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

by Lemoness

3/1/2016 - MARCH BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED! PLUS, WEB DESIGNER NEEDED AND MARCH MYSTERY BOX

March Backgrounds

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

by James Danger, sungabraverday, and UncommonCriminal

March Armoire Items Revealed

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


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


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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Balduranne

March Mystery Box

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

by Lemoness

Web UI Designer Needed

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

2/24/2016 - PHOENIXES IN THE TIME TRAVEL STABLE! FEBRUARY MYSTERY SET!

Phoenixes Available from the Time Travelers!

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

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

Android App Update: Translations

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

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

New Year's Resolution Challenge Winners

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

by redphoenix

2/8/2016 - VALENTINE'S DAY AND MONKEY PET QUEST!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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

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 - FEBRUARY BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS REVEALED!

February Backgrounds Revealed

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

by UncommonCriminal and pocketmole

February Armoire Items Revealed

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

February Mystery Box

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

by Lemoness

Video Challenge Winner

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

Official Mobile App Challenge

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


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

1/29/2016 - HABITICA BIRTHDAY BASH: CAKE, ACHIEVEMENTS, BIRTHDAY CARDS, AND PARTY ROBES! PLUS, LAST CHANCE FOR JANUARY AND WINTER WONDERLAND ITEMS

Habitica Birthday Bash

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!

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

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

Birthday Bash Achievement

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

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

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

Last Chance for Winter Wonderland Outfits & Hair Colors

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

1/26/2016 - JANUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEM AND AVATAR CUSTOMIZATION IN THE ANDROID APP

January Subscriber Item

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

by Lemoness

Android App Update: Avatar Customization

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

by Viirus

1/20/2016 - NEW STAFF MEMBER, NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION BLOG POSTS, AND RESOLUTION CHALLENGE

New Staff Member

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

New Year's Resolution Blog Posts and Challenge

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


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

1/13/2016 - JANUARY PET QUEST, CHAT REVERSAL OPTION, MERCHANDISE PAGE, AND BEEMINDER GUEST POST

January Pet Quest: Sabretooth Tigers

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, Inventrix, and icefelis

Writing by Daniel the Bard, Flutter Bee, and SabreCat

Chat Reversal Option

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

by GeorgeSG

Merchandise Page

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

by Camenni

Beeminder Guest Post

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

by Lemoness

1/8/2016 - HABITICA VIDEO AND CHALLENGE, PLUS WINTERY HAIR COLORS!

Habitica Video

We're excited to reveal our first-ever 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

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

January Backgrounds

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

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


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


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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by Balduranne

History Compression Update

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

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

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

12/30/2015 - NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: PARTY HATS, NEW YEAR'S CARDS, BEEMINDER GUEST POST, AND LAST CHANCE FOR WINTER FLAME ITEM SET

Party Hats

In honor of the new year, there's a free Party Hat available in the Rewards store! New users get the ever-handsome Absurd Party Hat, and users who already received one last year get the Silly Party Hat or the new Ridiculous Party Hat. These hats will be available to purchase until January 31st, but once you've bought them, you'll have them forever. Enjoy!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

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

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

Last Chance for Peppermint Potions and Winter Flame Set

Reminder: this is the final day to buy Peppermint Hatching Potions! If you want to hatch some Peppermint Pets and Mounts, now is the time.


It's also the final day to subscribe and receive the Winter Flame Item Set! Thanks so much for your support <3

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Beeminder Guest Post

Our productivity pal Beeminder has written an awesome post on our blog about how Habitica and Beeminder can work together to help you with your life improvement goals. Go check it out!

12/23/2015 - SNOWBALL TRANSFORMATION ITEM, DECEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEMS, AND ANDROID UPDATE

December Subscriber Items

The December Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Winter Flame Item Set! All December subscribers will receive the Winter Flame and the Cold Fire Armor. You still have eight 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

Snowball Transformation Item

Hit your party mates with a snowball and they will undergo a mysterious transformation until their next day rollover! You can buy the Snowballs in the Seasonal Shop for Gold. Don't want to be transformed? Just buy some Salt from the Rewards Column to reverse it.

Android Update

Thanks to our awesome open-source contributors, we've released a new Android update! It contains plenty of bug fixes and some small requested improvements, like the floating action button hiding on scroll. Be sure to download it now! And if you'd like to take a break between Dailies to leave a review, we would love that. It really helps us out :)

by Data5tream, dlew, Vorgone, farsidesoul, viirus, negue and FranzeJR

12/18/2015 - WINTER WONDERLAND BEGINS: WINTER CLASS OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, AND NPC DECORATIONS!

Winter Wonderland Begins

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

Winter Class Outfits

From now until January 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Cocoa Rogue, Snowboarding Sorcerer, Snow Day Warrior, or Festive Fairy! You'd better get productive to earn enough Gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Podcod, Io Breese, Lady Snuffles, and Lemoness

Seasonal Shop is Open!

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

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

12/15/2015 - ANDROID APP UPDATE AND UNICORN PET QUEST

Android App Update

We've released a new version of the Android beta, which includes Facebook login, head accessories and eyewear, and many bug fixes! Download it here. Thank you to everyone who wrote in to mobile@habitica.com when they found issues!


We've also open-sourced the repository! If you'd like to jump in and help out with bug-crushing, or build that feature that you're dying to see, now's the time. You'll be rewarded for your efforts with contributor tiers!


Finally, if you like what we're doing, the best thank-you of all is to leave us a review. It really helps us out! Thank you so much.

by Viirus, Negue, and FranzeJR

Unicorn Pet Quest

There's a new pet quest in the Quest Shop: Convincing the Unicorn Queen! It will take a unicorn to purify the waters of Conquest Creek, but that means hiking through the frigid peaks of the Meandering Mountains. Can you prove to the Unicorn Queen that your cause is worthy? If so, you'll earn some unicorn eggs!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Art by UncommonCriminal, Lukreja, and rosiesully

Writing by Tru

12/10/2015 - ANDROID APP BETA IS LIVE!

Android App Beta

Android users, rejoice! We're releasing the beta version of our brand-new, totally rewritten native Android app. Download it here!


It's a beta version, which means that some features are still missing, but we are working to create additional releases for the coming weeks. You can help us make the app even better by leaving us feedback and reporting bugs under About > Report a Bug! (We are already aware of some, like Dailies sometimes moving around, and are working to address them in the coming weeks.)


Finally, 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 makes a difference for us.

by Viirus, Sara Olson, MagicMicky, Negue, and FranzeJR

12/7/2015 - PEPPERMINT PETS AND PUSH TASK TO BOTTOM!

Peppermint Magic Hatching Potions

A new Magic Hatching Potion is available!


Between now and December 31st, you can buy 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.) You'll find it very easy to care for your new Peppermint Pets: they love to eat every kind of food!


Peppermint Hatching Potions are a Seasonal Edition item, so they will only be available during this time each year! Be sure to get them while you can.

by Lemoness

Push Task to Bottom

Now you can easily push a task to the bottom of a list! Hold the Control or Command key, and the Push Task to Top icon will switch to a Push Task to Bottom icon. Click that and down goes the task!

by TheHollidayInn

12/1/2015 - DECEMBER ARMOIRE ITEMS, BACKGROUNDS, MYSTERY BOX, AND GAYMERX ARMOR!

December Armoire Items

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 Crystal Crescent Set and the Blue Longbow! 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 starsystemic, Fandekasp, and nonight

December Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can ski on the Alpine Slopes, gaze at the Snowy Sunrise, or bustle through a Winter Town!

by Karithina, Inventrix, and Midori88

December Mystery Box

Ooh... What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of December will receive the 2015 December Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 23rd, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

GaymerX Armor

In honor of Habitica's partnership with the GaymerX3 Conference (December 11-13, in downtown San Jose), the Rainbow Warrior set is available once again from the Rewards column! It will only be available until December 14th, so be sure to get it now. Plus, the Unconventional Armor set will be available at the conference, so don't forget to pick up a promo card if you attend!

11/25/2015 - HABITICA THANKSGIVING! NOVEMBER SUBSCRIBER ITEM AND TURKEY PETS AND MOUNTS

Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

Those of you who weren't around last Thanksgiving have received an adorable Turkey Pet, and those of you who got a Turkey Pet last year have received a handsome Turkey Mount! Already got a Turkey Mount? You, my friend, have been gifted the rare and glittering Gilded Turkey Pet!


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

November Subscriber Items Revealed

The November Subscriber Item Set has been revealed: the Wood Warrior Set! All November subscribers will receive the Log Crown and the Wooden Armor. 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

11/19/2015 - SMALL iOS UPDATE AND HABITICA HIRING NEWS!

Habitica Hiring News

Exciting news! Right now, Habitica is looking to add a senior full stack developer to our team, and what better place to look than our awesome community?


If you’d like to apply, you should have experience as a lead developer, and be a JavaScript whiz who is familiar with MongoDB and Angular. Bonus points for familiarity with our tech stack! Passion for open source is, naturally, a must ;)


Send your resume to jobs@habitica.com with your GitHub handle, Habitica username, and list of favorite online hangouts! Please also let us know whether or not you would be able to move to Los Angeles. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Small iOS App Update

We've released a small iOS update, just to fix some bothersome bugs (including crashes), add a nice intro slide for new users, and make it more obvious how to invite your friends to your party.


If you already reviewed the last version of the app, Apple has hidden it for this version, but you can automatically post the same review again by tapping “Write a review” and then just hitting "Send." Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! Posting and reposting reviews really helps us out.

by Viirus and Lemoness

11/16/2015 - HABITICA STICKERS AND COSTUME CONTEST BADGES!

Costume Contest Badges

We've awarded all the costume contest badges! Over the coming months, we'll be posting the costumes on our blog, so be sure to follow along.


Important: if you submitted a photo but did NOT receive your badge, it probably means that we were unable to view your entry due to privacy restrictions or other issues. Email your photo to leslie@habitica.com and she will make sure that you get your badge!


Thanks again to all the participants. We were very impressed by your creativity!

Habitica Stickers

In addition to our Habitica T-shirts, we are now also selling Habitica Stickers! Display Melior anywhere for extra motivation.

by Redphoenix and Sara Olson

11/11/2015 - NOVEMBER PET QUEST, SHARE SUCCESS, AND HABITICA T-SHIRTS

November Pet Quest

There's a new pet quest in the Quest Shop! A slithering foe awaits you among the shimmering sand dunes. Can you defeat the Serpent of Distraction? If so, you'll get some slithering snake pets.

Art by EmeraldOx, Painter Prophet, and Lord Darkly

Writing by Daniel the Bard and felipena

Share Success

Now you can share your success on social media when you hatch a pet, complete a quest, or more! (As always, your task details remain private.) Show off your victories to your friends and bask in some well-deserved praise.

by SabreCat and Lemoness

Habitica T-Shirts

Exciting news - for the next three weeks, we are offering Habitica T-shirts via Teespring! Show your Habitica pride in purple or black. We are also offering an EU run for cheaper shipping to Europe!


Whether you're getting them for yourself or as a holiday gift, we hope you enjoy these limited-run T-shirts! As always, thanks for supporting Habitica.

11/5/2015 - HUGE IOS UPDATE AND ANDROID MAILING LIST

iOS App Update!

There's a huge new update to the iOS app!


The iOS app is now out of beta with this update, which includes a complete redesign, an improved iPad version, and a host of new features such as:


  • Easy-to-read Streaks for your Dailies, helping you keep track of how many times in a row you have done a task
  • The ability to manage and invite friends to your Party via the app
  • Task Filtering - an easy way to filter between tasks to see whether they are due, what category you've tagged them with, and more
  • A completely overhauled tutorial, including customized sample tasks for new users
  • New colors that match the new Habitica logo and look
  • Class icons and more information in the header
  • 3D touch for iOS 9
  • Multitasking on the new iPads
  • Spotlight Search on iOS 9
  • Localization - the app is now translated into Spanish, German, Danish, Czech, and Mandarin
  • And more!

As always, this update would not have been possible without our amazing open-source contributors. Thank you all so much! There are still many features that we plan to add in the future (including Challenges, Guilds, and task sorting), so stay tuned.


If you like the app and the work that we've put into it, the best thank-you is to leave us a review. It really helps us out! That being said, we can't respond to reviews, so if you have a question or you're having trouble, the best thing to do is to email us at mobile@habitica.com, or go to Menu > Settings > Report a bug. Thanks so much for helping us improve!

by viirus, Sara Olson, Lemoness, Redbone, geistiona, SyntaxTerror, Caleyra, Kiwie, Mindmaster, Nightingowl, dallas.helton, veeveeraccoon, liskadvacetdva, DizqueDiego, azaroa, and theweirdgirlwithcatears

Android Mailing List

For those of you anxious for news about the new native Android app, we've created a mailing list so that you can be notified about important updates for the Android app. You can sign up here!


Our staff has been working very hard on it and testing out a new build each week, so progress is definitely advancing. When the beta is ready we will announce it on social media and on the site, but the mailing list is the easiest way to make sure you don't miss it! Thanks very much for your patience.

11/3/2015 - NOVEMBER BACKGROUNDS AND ARMOIRE ITEMS, AND AUTO-EQUIP NEW GEAR

November Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can hop across the Floating Islands, bask in the Sunset Oasis, or walk peacefully though the Night Dunes!

by ghostfingers, Sooz, and Kiwibot

New Items in the Enchanted Armoire

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 Shepherd Set, Royal Set, and Blue 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 Podcod and Starsystemic

Auto-Equip New Gear

Now there's an easy way to control whether or not the new equipment that you buy is automatically equipped! Just go to the Equipment page on the website and click "auto-equip new gear." New players who are buying lots of gear may enjoy having this enabled, whereas more advanced players who have the perfect gear setup already may want to disable it. Have fun!

by locks

10/31/2015 - BURNOUT IS DEFEATED! PLUS, LAST CHANCE FOR FALL FESTIVAL ITEMS

Last Chance for Fall Festival Items

This is your last chance to get all Fall Festival items before they vanish! 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!

World Boss: Burnout is Defeated!

Burnout has been defeated! All Habiticans have received rewards, including a phoenix pet and mount, assorted candies, and the Savior of the Flourishing Fields achievement. Well done! Here's how it happened:


With a great, soft sigh, Burnout slowly releases the ardent energy that was fueling its fire. As the monster curls quietly into ashes, its stolen energy shimmers through the air, rejuvenating the Exhaust Spirits and returning them to their true forms.


Ian, Daniel, and the Seasonal Sorceress cheer as Habiticans rush to greet them, and all the missing citizens of the Flourishing Fields embrace their friends and families. The final Exhaust Spirit transforms into the Joyful Reaper herself!


"Look!" whispers @Baconsaur, as the ashes begin to glitter. Slowly, they resolve into hundreds of shining phoenixes!


One of glowing birds alights on the Joyful Reaper's skeletal arm, and she grins at it. "It has been a long time since I've had the exquisite privilege to behold a phoenix in the Flourishing Fields," she says. "Although given recent occurrences, I must say, this is highly thematically appropriate!"


Her tone sobers, although (naturally) her grin remains. "We're known for being hard-working here, but we are also known for our feasts and festivities. Rather ironic, I suppose, that as we strove to plan a spectacular party, we refused to permit ourselves any time for fun. We certainly won't make the same mistake twice!"


She claps her hands. "Now - let's celebrate!"

by Lemoness, Baconsaur, Aiseant, and SabreCat

10/30/2015 - HAPPY HABITOWEEN! MONSTER NPCS, AND LAST CHANCE FOR ALL FALL FESTIVAL ITEMS

Last Chance for Fall Festival Items

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!

Last Chance for Horned Goblin Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Horned Goblin Item Set! If you want the Goblin Horns or the Goblin Tail, now's the time!


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

Happy Habitoween!

Burnout is nearly defeated, so what could be a better way to speed the celebration than to have some fun? In honor of Habitoween and defiance of the looming threat, all of the remaining NPCs have dressed up as monsters from the Flourishing Fields! Be sure to visit them on the site to admire their outfits. If only the three Exhaust Spirits could join them...

10/27/2015 - BURNOUT STRIKES AGAIN! PLUS, SPOOKY POTIONS VANISHING SOON

World Boss: Burnout Uses Exhaust Strike!

Many Habiticans have been hiding from Burnout in the Tavern, but no longer! With a screeching howl, Burnout rakes the Tavern with its white-hot hands. As the Tavern patrons flee, Daniel is caught in Burnout's grip, and transforms into an Exhaust Spirit right in front of you!


This hot-headed horror has gone on for too long. Don't give up... we're so close to vanquishing Burnout for once and for all!


Late to the fight? Learn about Burnout and how to defeat World Bosses here.

Spooky Potions Vanishing Soon

If you're hoping to collect all the Spooky Pets, be sure to do it soon. The Spooky Hatching Potions will disappear from the Market on November 1st!


If you purchase Spooky Hatching Potions before November 1st but don't have a chance to use them, they will remain in your inventory. Be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a whole year for them to return!

10/26/2015 - OCTOBER SUBSCRIBER ITEM REVEALED

October Subscriber Item: Horned Goblin!

The October Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Horned Goblin Set! All October subscribers will receive the Goblin Horns and the Goblin Tail. You still have four 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

10/21/2015 - FROG PET QUEST, TO-DO SORTING FIX, AND SECOND WORLD BOSS EXHAUST STRIKE

Frog Pet Quest

Deep in the Swamps of Stagnation, you find your path obstructed by debris... and an angry amphibian. Yuck! If you complete the Clutter Frog quest, you'll be rewarded with some princely Frog pets!

Art by starsystemic, RosemonkeyCT, Jon Arjinborn, and Breadstrings

Writing by Fluitare

To-Do Sorting Fix

To-dos will now stay sorted when you drag and drop them! Often, To-Dos used to change their order unless you cleared your completed To-Dos on a regular basis. That should no longer be a problem.

by ikadzuchi and Alys

World Boss: Burnout Uses Exhaust Strike!

Ahh!!! Our incomplete Dailies have fed the flames of Burnout, and now it has enough energy to strike again! It lets loose a gout of spectral flame that sears the Seasonal Shop. You're horrified to see that the cheery Seasonal Sorceress has been transformed into a sorrowful Exhaust Spirit!


We have to rescue our NPCs! Hurry, Habiticans, complete your tasks and defeat Burnout before it strikes for a third time!


Late to the fight? Learn about Burnout and how to defeat World Bosses here.

10/14/2015 - JACK O'LANTERN PETS AND MOUNTS! WORLD BOSS EXHAUST STRIKE!

Jack O'Lantern Pets and Mounts

The Flourishing Fields are full of cute carved pumpkins - and it looks like one has followed you home! It must be frightened of Burnout and looking for an adventurer to protect it.


Those of you who weren't around last Fall Festival have received a pet Jack-O-Lantern, and those of you who got one last year have received a Jack-O-Lantern Mount! Happy Fall Festival.

by Lemoness

World Boss: Burnout Uses Exhaust Strike!

Oh no! Despite our best efforts, we've let some Dailies get away from us, and now Burnout is inflamed with energy! With a crackling snarl, it engulfs Ian the Quest Master in a surge of spectral fire. As fallen quest scrolls smolder, the smoke clears, and you see that Ian has been drained of energy and turned into a drifting Exhaust Spirit!


Only defeating Burnout can break the spell and save our beloved Quest Master. Let's keep our Dailies in check and defeat this monster before it attacks again!


Late to the fight? Learn about Burnout and how to defeat World Bosses here.

10/8/2015 - WORLD BOSS REVEALED: BURNOUT!

Burnout, Scourge of the Flourishing Fields

It is well past midnight, still and stiflingly hot, when Redphoenix and scout captain Kiwibot abruptly burst through the city gates. "We need to evacuate all the wooden buildings!" Redphoenix shouts. "Hurry!"


Kiwibot grips the wall as she catches her breath."It's draining people and turning them into Exhaust Spirits! That's why everything was delayed. That's where the missing people have gone. It's been stealing their energy!"


"'It'?'" asks Lemoness.


And then the heat takes form.


It rises from the earth in a billowing, twisting mass, and the air chokes with the scent of smoke and sulphur. Flames lick across the molten ground and contort into limbs, writhing to horrific heights. Smoldering eyes snap open, and the creature lets out a deep and crackling cackle.


Kiwibot whispers a single word.


"Burnout."


Quickly, Habiticans, we have to save the Flourishing Fields from incineration! All of us will battle this World Boss together by completing tasks, but it won't attack us individually. However, the more Dailies we skip, the closer we get to triggering its fearsome Exhaust Strike, which will target our NPCs!


Knowing your enemy is the first step to defeating it. Read more about World Bosses here.


by Lemoness, SabreCat, and Kiwibot

10/5/2015 - OCTOBER BACKGROUNDS REVEALED, COSTUME CHALLENGE BEGINS, AND FALL PLOT-LINE CONTINUES

October Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can slog through a Slimy Swamp, cackle under the Harvest Moon, or shiver in the Swarming Darkness!

by Leephon, midori88, and Draayder

Costume Challenge Begins

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.

by Lemoness

Fall Plot-Line Continues

Although we are now well into autumn, the Flourishing Fields are locked in a sweltering heat wave. The candies grow sticky in the sun, and the Spooky Pets lie panting in the shade. But this is minor news compared to the calamity that has just occurred.


The Joyful Reaper is gone.


The citizens of the Flourishing Fields are working frantically to find their lost ruler, but many of their search parties have not returned. Those few that do make it back are empty-handed. Worse yet, they report frightening hordes of spirits drifting at the edges of the Fields.


Redphoenix grimly gathers her scouts. "If these spirits are a threat, we need to face them directly," she says. "There's no point in procrastination." Without fuss or fanfare, they set off into the night.

10/1/2015 - SPOOKY HATCHING POTION; NEW ITEMS IN THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE

Spooky Hatching Potions

We've released a new feature: Magic Hatching Potions!


Between now and October 31st, you can buy 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.) You'll find it very easy to care for your new Spooky Pets: they're from the Flourishing Fields, so they love to eat every kind of food!


Spooky Hatching Potions are a Seasonal Edition item, so they will only be available during the Fall Festival each year! Be sure to get them while you can.

by Lemoness and SabreCat

New Items in the Enchanted Armoire

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 Black Cat Hat, Orange Cat Hat, Midnight Shield, and Bat Wing Wand! 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 Kiwibot and UncommonCriminal

9/30/2015 - LAST CHANCE FOR WEREWOLF ARMOR SET; BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Last Chance for Werewolf Armor Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Werewolf Armor Set! If you want the Werewolf Costume or the Werewolf Mask, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support.

Back-to-School Challenge Winners!

The winners of the Back-to-School Challenge have been selected! Congratulations to: Randy, Jenn, AnnDeLune, Sh1n1 DeFier, Velinde, Nadine, citrusella, Thiago Coascci, Alicia Puck Vickery, and goblin.


Thank you to everyone who shared your tips!

9/24/2015 - HAUNTED HAIR COLORS, SUPERNATURAL SKIN SET, AND WEREWOLF SUBSCRIBER ITEM! PLUS, THE FALL PLOT-LINE CONTINUES...

Haunted Hair Colors and Supernatural Skin Set

The Seasonal Edition Haunted Hair Colors are now available for purchase in 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!


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


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

by Lemoness, mariahm, and crystal phoenix

September Subscriber Items Revealed

The September Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Werewolf Armor Set! All September subscribers will receive the Werewolf Mask and the Werewolf Costume. You still have six 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

Fall Plot-Line Continues

In general, we've all been enjoying the Flourishing Fields. Habiticans are posing in fun costumes, taking pictures of the orange-and-black wildlife, and casting Spooky Sparkles on each other.


Unfortunately, there does seem to be a serious problem with production for the first time in the history of the Fields. Deadlines are being missed. Shipments are not arriving. As you walk down the street, you overhear worried whispers among the citizens, speculating on the cause.


Some blame the unseasonal heat wave that has begun in the past few days. Others point to the difficulty of the tasks, and their ever-increasing quantity. And a few people -- just a few -- murmur that some of the hardest-working citizens have been disappearing, one by one, leaving their obligations abandoned. But surely that is nothing more than rumor?

9/21/2015 - FALL FESTIVAL! LIMITED-EDITION OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP, CANDY FOOD DROPS, AND NPC DRESS-UP

Fall Festival Begins

We've moved to the Flourishing Fields for the Fall Festival! The air is crisp, the leaves are red, and everyone is sweet and spooky. Come celebrate the Fall Festival with us... if you dare!

Limited Edition Class Outfits

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 Scarecrow Warrior, Bat-tle Rogue, Potioner, or Stitch Witch! You'd better get productive to earn enough Gold before your time runs out...

by Lemoness and UncommonCriminal

Seasonal Shop Opens

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

by Lemoness

Candy Food Drops!

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

NPC Dress Up

The NPCs have decided to blend in with the locals of the Flourishing Fields by dressing up for the Fall Festival! Browse through the site to admire their new costumes.

by Lemoness

9/16/2015 - MAMMOTHS AND MANTIS SHRIMPS IN TIME TRAVELER SHOP! PLUS, FALL FESTIVAL PLOT-LINE CONTINUES

Woolly Mammoths and Mantis Shrimps in Time Traveler Shop

The Time Travelers have traveled back to Summer 2014 and Winter 2015 to obtain some Mammoth and Mantis Shrimp pets and mounts! You can buy them with Mystic Hourglasses, which are awarded to long-term subscribers. Thanks for helping us to keep Habitica running!

by SabreCat, Blade, and cheerskevin

Art by Ottl and Baconsaur

Fall Festival Plot-Line Continues

Last minute preparations for the Fall Festival are underway! Lemoness has been bustling about with tomes of potion-brewing, and conferring with the artisans in cheerful conspiracy. SabreCat has been seen in the smithy, toiling on projects that he has loudly announced to be "very hush-hush." Even the elusive Royal Chancellor, Redphoenix, has taken a break from sending Boring Business Letters to roast marshmallows outside the Tavern. Everyone has happily gathered around her little campfire, which she is feeding with a steady supply of envelopes.


Only one thing has disrupted the anticipation. You catch Lemoness frowning as she reads a message attached to the latest shipment from the Flourishing Fields.


"They're apologizing for not sending as many pumpkins as they promised, due to an 'unanticipated setback,'" she explains. "There's no need for them to be sorry, though -- they've sent us hundreds already! They said the same thing last week about the candy vegetable harvest. I told the Joyful Reaper not to worry about it, but she just promises to work harder."


Well, soon the Festival will launch, and they'll be able to take a break. Nothing to be concerned about!

CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT, NEW SOUND THEME, START QUEST BUTTON, AND CUSTOM DAY START FIXES

Challenge Spotlight

There's a new Challenge Spotlight on our blog! Check it out for some great recommended Challenges, including some about studying and self-discipline.

by Lemoness

Challenges by shanaqui, keyes, White Rose Duelist, and Elo

New Sound Theme

There's a new sound effect theme on the site: LuneFox's Theme! Select it from the megaphone in the upper right. It will play sound effects when you click things!

by LuneFox and Alys

Start Quest Button

Now you can begin a boss fight or collection quest directly from your Party Page! Just click the green Start Quest button on the left. If you already have quest scrolls, they will pop up automatically. Otherwise, it will take you directly to the Quest Shop. Enjoy the added convenience!

by SabreCat and cheerskevin

Custom Day Start Fixes

The Custom Day Start feature has been fixed so that it can now be changed at any time with complete safety! For those who don't know, this feature enables you to set what time your Dailies will roll over to a new day. To set a Custom Day Start, go to Settings > Site > Custom Day Start.

by carolstone and Blade

HORSE PET QUEST, NEW PRODUCTIVITY BLOG, AND FALL PLOT-LINE BEGINS

Horse Pet Quest!

You've been boasting all night about your accomplishments, and suddenly you find yourself saddled with a dare: tame the monstrous Night-Mare. Yikes! If you complete the Ride the Night-Mare quest, you'll be rewarded with some frolicking Horse pets!

Art by beffymaroo, JessicaChase, and UncommonCriminal

Written by VikingRunner

New Productivity Blog

We've launched a new Wordpress blog! We'll be featuring in-depth articles with advice, insider tips, and more. Plus, we'll host fun things as well, like costumes, fanart, and canon backstories for Habitica.


Our first two articles include a Guild spotlight, and some in-depth tricks for using Habitica during back-to-school season. Check it out!

by Lemoness and redphoenix

Fall Plot-Line Begins

Lady Lemoness has tacked a notice to the Seasonal Shop:


"This year, the Flourishing Fields have agreed to host our annual Fall Festival! It will launch very close to the equinox, so get excited.


For those of you who are less familiar with our geography, the Flourishing Fields are the most productive area of Habitica. The people living there are among the most hard-working, heroic, and happy Habiticans in the realm. (Please don't be deceived by their overwhelming fondness for orange and black.)


Of course, nobody works harder than their ruler, the Joyful Reaper, who is well-known for her sweet heart (and sweet tooth)! Since the Fields are extremely fertile, the Joyful Reaper and her citizens are also famous for throwing fabulous feasts. We're in for a treat!"


Well, it certainly sounds like it! With such a diligent group planning the party, the Festival is sure to occur without any kind of unforeseeable calamity. Hip, hip, hooray!

NEW ITEMS IN THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE AND SEPTEMBER BACKGROUNDS!

September Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can visit the Habitica Tavern, shop in the Habitica Market, or ride mounts in the Habitica Stable!

New Items in the Enchanted Armoire!

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 Yellow Hairbow, Red Floppy Hat, Gold Winged Staff, and the Plague Doctor 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 Starsystemic and Kiwibot

LAST CHANCE FOR CHEETAH COSTUME! COSTUME CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED!

Last Chance for Cheetah Costume Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Cheetah Costume Item Set! If you want the Cheetah Hat or the Cheetah Costume, now's the time. Thanks so much for your support - it's your generosity that keeps Habitica alive.

Get Ready for the Community Costume Challenge!

On October 1st, we will launch the second annual Community Costume Challenge! Dress up in real-life versions of your avatar's armor to receive a special badge. (No, just wearing a colored shirt doesn't count. Where's the fun in that?)


We're announcing the Challenge early so that people will have time to prepare costumes. You can see some of the excellent costumes from last year here.


Instructions on how to take part in the CCC will be posted on October 1st. We can't wait to see your costumes!

8/27/2015 - OFFICIAL BACK TO SCHOOL ADVICE CHALLENGE

Official Back to School Advice Challenge!

We've launched another Official Challenge: the Back To School Advice Challenge! Use social media to tell us how you use Habitica to improve study habits, share stories of scholarly success with the app, or just give us your advice on using Habitica to be the best you can be.


The contest ends on September 27th, and the 10 winners will each get 30 Gems! For the full rules, check out the challenge here.

8/24/2015 - AUGUST SUBSCRIBER ITEM SET: CHEETAH COSTUME!

August Subscriber Item Set: Cheetah Costume!

The August Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Cheetah Costume Item Set! All August subscribers will receive the Cheetah Costume and the Cheetah Hat. You still have six 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

8/19/2015 - CHEETAH PET QUEST, iPAD APP, and GRYPHON CONTEST WINNER!

Cheetah Pet Quest

A new pet quest is available in the Quests Page: Such a Cheetah! A Cheetah is speeding past incomplete tasks and burning them up before people can complete them. Can you put on the brakes? If so, you’ll be awarded with some cheetah eggs!

by PainterProphet, tivaquinn, Unruly Hyena, Crawford, janetmango, Lemoness, and SabreCat

iOS Update and iPad App

There’s a new iOS update! One of our awesome open-source contributors, Shadallark, has made our Habitica iOS app Universal so that it natively supports iPads. Enjoy all the new space for your tasks! We've also fixed several bugs, and excellent contributor kylefox has added a search bar.


If you like the direction that we’ve been taking the app, please consider leaving us a review. It means a lot to us :) Questions? Concerns? Don't hesitate to email mobile@habitica.com and we will happily help you!


This is an example of our fantastic open-source community at work - since our developers are spending all their time on the Android app, it would have been a long while before we could develop an iPad version if it weren’t for our excellent volunteers!


Speaking of which, we are now accepting translations for the iOS app on Transifex here. If you speak another language, we’d love your help!

by Shalladark, kylefox, and viirus

Gryphon Contest Winner

After sorting through over 1600 entries, we finally have a name for our Royal Purple Gryphon: MELIOR! "Melior" is Latin for "better," because Habitica is a place where everyone is striving to become better at their goals in their quest to improve their lives.


The name "Melior" was submitted by awesome user NobleTheSecond, who has received their prize. Congratulations! A secondary prize has also been awarded to TangyDragonBBQ, who independently submitted a slightly different variant of that name.


Thank you so much to everyone who submitted names! They were very well-thought-out and very entertaining, and it was extremely difficult for the staff to make a decision. We hope you will join with us in welcoming Melior into the Habitica family!

8/13/2015 - GOLD-PURCHASABLE CARDS

Gold-Purchasable Cards

There are two new types of Card available in the Market that you can send to the people in your Party: Greeting Cards and Thank-You Cards! Both cost 10 Gold, and will be available year-round. Sending or receiving these cards will give you some fun achievements!


Enjoy!

by PainterProphet, Teto Is Great, Lemoness, and SabreCat

8/4/2015 - NEW ITEMS IN THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE AND AUGUST BACKGROUNDS

August Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can admire the Pyramids, stalk across the Sunset Savannah, or dance under Twinkly Party Lights!

by (in order): minac1, Bambin, and rosiesully

New Items in the Enchanted Armoire!

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 Golden Toga Item Set and the Horned Iron 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 Kiwibot, Starsystemic, Podcod, and UncommonCriminal

8/2/2015 - AUGUST MYSTERY BOX!

August Mystery Box

How curious! All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of August will receive the August Mystery Item Set, as well as the ability to buy Gems with Gold! The August Item Set will be revealed on the 24th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

7/31/2015 - HABITICA NAMING DAY AND LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER SPLASH

Habitica Naming Day!

It's finally here! HabitRPG has become Habitica. Your accounts should still stay exactly the same and work normally, just with some of the names and references changed. (For example, habitrpg.com now redirects to habitica.com.)


In honor of the first annual Habitica Naming Day, we've given everyone an achievement, as well as some awesome treats...

by cheerskevin, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Habitica Gryphon Mount and Contest

Our new logo features a Gryphon, and now, so does your stable! We've given everyone a Royal Purple Gryphon Mount, under Inventory > Mounts.


Furthermore, we need your help to give our Gryphon a name! Check out the Official Name the Gryphon Challenge here. If we choose your name for the Gryphon in our logo, you'll win 30 Gems. You have until August 10th to submit a name.

by Lemoness and Baconsaur

Veteran Pets

Since you are all veterans who have weathered the name change to Habitica, we've awarded everyone a Veteran Pet! If this is your first Veteran Pet, you've received the Veteran Wolf; if you already had the Wolf, you got the Veteran Tiger. You can find it under Inventory > Pets, in the Rare Pets section.

by Lemoness and Shaner

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

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, Skins, and Hair Colors 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 iron is hot!

Last Chance for Rad Surfer Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Rad Surfer Item Set! If you want the Rad Surfboard or the Rad Sunglasses, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

7/29/2015 - HABITICA NAMING DAY ON JULY 31ST!

Habitica Naming Day is July 31st!

We are pleased to announce that the final day of the Summer Splash Festival, July 31st, will be the inaugural Habitica Naming Day! On this day, HabitRPG will officially become Habitica. Our old name was unfortunately very confusing to people ("HabitZPR? HabitGRG?"), so we've decided to name our app and website after the land of Habitica, where all these adventures take place.


We will be celebrating with some fun surprises, so get excited!

What will change?

In almost all cases, your accounts will still stay exactly the same and work normally! Only some of the names and references will be different. Here is a list of the changes:


  • The URL will be changed from habitrpg.com to habitica.com for all links, and habitrpg.com will automatically redirect to habitica.com.
  • All in-game references to HabitRPG will become references to Habitica.
  • The HabitRPG chest logo will change to the new Habitica logo.
  • Our affiliated sites, such as the Wiki, Trello, Twitter, etc. will use the new Habitica name.
  • We don't anticipate any issues with third-party tools, but we will be actively working with developers to help them make any necessary updates. You can help us by reporting broken third-party tools at Help -> Report a Bug.

When will it change?

Changing our name is a pretty enormous task, so it won't all happen in an instant! Some changes may start switching over slightly before the 31st, and some may take slightly longer, but the majority of the changes and all of the celebration will take place on July 31st. Thank you for being patient with us!

More questions?

If you have any more questions, drop by the Newbies Guild and we'll be happy to answer them!

7/24/2015 - JULY SUBSCRIBER ITEM SET: RAD SURFER!

July Subscriber Items Revealed!

The July Subscriber Items have been revealed: the Rad Surfer Item Set! All July subscribers will receive the Rad Surfboard and the Rad Sunglasses. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set, along with the ability to buy Gems with Gold! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

7/22/2015 - NEW iOS UPDATE, INCLUDING FACEBOOK LOGIN!

Habitica App Update with Facebook Login

We've released a new update to our iOS Habitica app, including Facebook Login, Accessories, and much more. Check it out now!


If you like what we've been doing with the app, please consider leaving us a review. It means so much to us, and really helps us out. Thanks for being awesome! If you have any feedback or concerns, feel free to email us at mobile@habitrpg.com, or use the in-app Report a Bug feature under Menu > About.


We're still hard at work on the native Android app, don't worry! Our Blacksmiths are toiling away. Stay tuned for further information!

by Viirus

7/14/2015 - GOLD-PURCHASABLE QUESTS, NEW EQUIPMENT IN THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE, AND TRIVIAL TASK DIFFICULTY SETTING!

Gold-Purchasable Quest Line: Dilatory Distress

We've moved the quests to their own separate page, and added a new category: GOLD PURCHASABLE QUESTS!


Now you can use Gold to purchase the Dilatory Distress Quest Line! King Manta's daughter has disappeared, and monsters are laying siege to the underwater city of Dilatory. Can you intervene to save them all? If so, you'll earn the exclusive Oceanic Armor Set.


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

by SabreCat and Lemoness

Writing by liorsamuel

Art by Kiwibot, aiseant, starsystemic, hazel40, and benga

New Equipment in the Enchanted Armoire

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 Rancher Robes, Rancher Lasso, Blue Hairbow, and Royal Crown! 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, Kiwibot, and Megan

Trivial Task Difficulty

There's a new difficulty for Tasks available under task edit: Trivial! Trivial tasks reward you or damage you at the rate of one tenth of the amount that Easy tasks would. Likewise, Trivial tasks cause much less damage during boss battles!

by efim

7/9/2015 - DERBY DAY! FREE ORCA MOUNT AND WHALE QUEST

Derby Day!

On this day, Habitica defeated the worst of its ancient bugs! We celebrate with the Dilatory Derby, which means that Habiticans get aquatic mounts to ride!

Free Orca Mount

Everyone has received a rare Orca Mount in honor of the Dilatory Derby! Now you can race through the waves on the back of your Orca, which is found under Mounts.

by Uncommon Criminal

New Pet Quest: Whales!

Want more whales? Check out the The Wail of the Whale, a new pet quest in the Market! On your way to the Dilatory Derby, you encounter a whale in distress. Can you calm her down? If so, you may gain some whale eggs...

Art by krazjega, zoebeagle, and Uncommon Criminal

Writing by Calae

7/7/2015 - NEW iOS APP: HABITICA!

New iOS App: Habitica!

We are proud to announce the beta release of our new native iOS app: Habitica! It features an all-new interface, smoother performance, reminders to complete Dailies, and tons of features including skills and better party chat! Click here to download it - it's a new app, not an upgrade of the clunky old one.


This is a beta release, so please report any issues using the in-app Send Feedback and Report a Bug buttons, under Menu > About. The repository is open source, so anyone can jump in and help out.


Finally, if you like what we're doing with the app, please consider leaving us a review! We'd really appreciate it.

by Viirus

What about Android?

We are hard at work on the native Android app as we speak! It's coming along very well. We will announce as soon as it is ready to download, never fear.

Why Habitica?

Habitica is the land where HabitRPG takes place - a land where players ride dragons and slay Dailies. Plus, it's now the name of the mobile app. Soon, it will also be the name of the site!


The decision to switch from HabitRPG to Habitica is a big one, and we've been talking it over for a long time. We've gotten feedback since the beginning that it was confusing, especially for the many people who aren't familiar with the acronym. ("HabitPGR? HabitRZG? What was your name again?") We feel that "Habitica" keeps the fantasy flair without the confusing abbreviation, so it's the best of both realms.


So far, habitica.com redirects to habitrpg.com, and it's the name of the native mobile apps. Look forward to an upcoming announcement of the switchover date, when we will be ringing in the name change with our inaugural Habitica Day celebration!

7/1/2015 - SEAFOAM TRANSFORMATION ITEM , JULY BACKGROUNDS REVEALED, SUBSCRIBE WITH AMAZON PAYMENTS AND JULY SUBSCRIBER BOX

Seafoam Transformation Item

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.

by Lemoness

July Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can surf on a Giant Wave, explore a Sunken Ship, or dive to the Ruins of Dilatory!

by (in order): minac1, Mimi Alves, and Twitching

Subscribe with Amazon Payments

Want to subscribe to get the July Mystery Item and the ability to buy Gems with Gold? Now you have a new way to pay for a subscription: Amazon Payments! The July Subscriber Item Set will be revealed on the 24th, so keep your eyes peeled.


Right now, we only support Amazon Payments for subscriptions, but in the future, we will make it possible to use Amazon Payments to buy Gems as well. Thanks for supporting the site <3

6/30/2015 - LAST CHANCE FOR NEON SNORKELER, CLONE CHALLENGES, AND CHALLENGER CONTRIBUTOR TITLE

Last Chance for Neon Snorkeler Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Neon Snorkeler Item Set! If you want the Snorkeler Suit or the Neon Snorkel, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

by Lemoness

Clone Challenges

It's now easier than ever to create a recurring Challenge! Just go to a previously created challenge and click the clone button. This creates a new Challenge with all the same information (name, description, prize, tasks) pre-populated, so the challenge creator can adjust only as needed. We hope this saves you time!

by TheHollidayInn and Blade

Challenger Contributor Title

Speaking of recurring Challenges, we've decided to create a new Contributor title, "Challenger", to honor the Habiticans who have been working to improve the community by consistently creating many valuable Challenges. The Challenger title is awarded at the discretion of the staff and mods. Many thanks to our creative and dedicated Challengers!

6/25/2015 - JUNE SUBSCRIBER ITEM SET, SPLASHY SKIN SET, AND NEW SOUND EFFECTS

June Subscriber Item Set!

The June Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Neon Snorkeler Item Set! All June subscribers will receive the Neon Snorkel and the Snorkel Suit. You still have five days to subscribe and receive the item set, along with the ability to buy Gems with Gold! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Splashy Skin Set

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

New Sound Effects

There's a new Sound Effects theme on the site: Gokul Theme! You can enable it by clicking on the megaphone in the upper right hand corner and selecting "Gokul Theme" from the dropdown list.

by NomindTR

6/20/2015 - SUMMER SPLASH EVENT: LIMITED EDITION OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SUMMER NPCS!

Summer Splash Begins!

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

Limited Edition Class Outfits

From now until July 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Reef Renegade, Sunfish Warrior, Strapping Sailor, or Ship Soothsayer! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Lemoness

Seasonal Shop Opens

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

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

6/17/2015 - CUTTLEFISH PET QUEST AND QUEST DISPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

Cuttlefish Pet Quest

A new pet quest is available in the Market: The Kraken of Inkomplete! A pleasant day sailing is ruined when a Kraken attacks. Can you strike down the tasks and tentacles that keep cropping up? If so, you'll be awarded with some cuttlefish eggs!

art by Lemoness and Wolvenhalo

writing by Lemoness

Quest Display Improvements

Now you can see the details of a pending quest on the Party Page by clicking the new "Quest Details" tab above the quest invitations. We hope this helps you decide whether or not you want to accept the quest!

by hairlessbear

6/16/2015 - SEARCH BAR, CHALLENGES FILTER, INTERMITTENT REFRESH, AND VISUAL TWEAKS

Search Bar

You can now easily search for a specific task by using the handy search bar on the upper right of the task page!

by Jiří Chára

New Challenges Filter

Now you can filter Challenges based on whether or not you own the Challenge! Easily see all the Challenges that you've created with a single click.

by theHollidayInn

Intermittent Refresh

To improve performance, HabitRPG now refreshes automatically after 6 hours of inactivity to combat bugs and make sure that you have the most up-to-date code. You're always welcome to refresh more frequently, of course.

by cheerskevin

Visual Tweaks

We now have a highlighted Help button, to remind people about those resources, and a denser task edit style!

by excentris and nthomsn

6/11/2015 - REPEATING TASKS, START DATE, AND MOBILE APP UPDATES!


by Blade and fallenpanda


New Repeat Option for Dailies

Dailies now have a new Advanced Option: Repeat Every X Days. You've wanted this feature for a long time, and it's finally here!


First, please note that this new option is OPT-IN only. We won't make any changes to your preexisting Dailies without you knowing it. We wouldn't do that!


That being said, here are the new features:

Repeating Tasks

Use the "Every X Days" function under Dailies Advanced Options to create tasks that repeat after a certain number of days have passed, whether every 2 days, every 15 days, every 30 days... You choose the number that works for you!


These Dailies are only due on those given dates. Need to pay your rent every 30 days? Take medicine every other day? Water your plants every 4 days? No longer a problem.

Start Date

Dailies now have a Start Date. They will not be due before this date. This means that if you want to add a new Daily while you're thinking about it, but not have it be due until later, you can achieve that by setting a future Start Date!

Mobile App Updates

New Android and iOS updates are available to support this feature. Please, update your apps before using it, or the new repeating Dailies will not display normally on the mobile apps!

Other Notes

For a short period of time, the Data Display Tool will not be able to calculate damage correctly for Repeat Every X Dailies. We'll get that updated very soon so that it will be accurate again!


If you still have questions about Repeat Every X Dailies, don't hesitate to ask in the Newbies Guild!

6/1/2015 - NEW EQUIPMENT: THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE, JUNE BACKGROUNDS, AND NEW MOUNT POSITIONING!

New Equipment: The Enchanted Armoire!

Now after you achieve Ultimate Gear, you'll unlock a new Reward: THE ENCHANTED ARMOIRE!


Click on the Enchanted Armoire, a 100 GP Reward in the Rewards Column, for a random chance at special Equipment! It may also give you random XP or food items. We'll be adding new equipment to it every 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 Kiwibot, Starsystemic, UncommonCriminal, Zoebeagle, and Andrews38

June Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can paddle a Drifting Raft, float through a sea of Shimmery Bubbles, or picnic near Island Waterfalls!

by (in order): Teto is Great, beffymaroo, and UncommonCriminal

New Mount Positioning!

The mount positioning has been fixed for all the base mounts where it looked like the avatar was riding extreme sidesaddle. Now avatars sit properly, no longer clinging to the sides of their mounts for dear life.

by Kiwibot, Lemoness, and SabreCat

6/1/2015 - JUNE MYSTERY ITEM!

June Mystery Item!

Ooh, how mysterious! All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of June will receive the June Mystery Item Set, as well as the ability to buy Gems with Gold! The June Item Set will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

5/31/2015 - PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FOR ANDROID, AND LAST CHANCE FOR GREEN KNIGHT SUBSCRIBER ITEMS!

Last Chance for Green Knight Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Green Knight Item Set! If you want the Green Knight Helm or the Green Knight Lance, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

by Lemoness

Push Notifications for Android

We've released an update to the Android app that includes new types of push notification! Now it's easier than ever to remember to stay productive. Get the Android update here!

by Negue

5/25/2015 - MAY SUBSCRIBER ITEM SET: GREEN KNIGHT!

May Subscriber Item Set Revealed: Green Knight!

The May Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Green Knight Item Set! All May subscribers will receive the Green Knight Helm and the Green Knight Lance. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set, along with the ability to buy Gems with Gold! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

5/20/2015 - NEW PET QUEST: SHEEP!

New Pet Quest: Sheep!

It looks like there's some ba-a-a-ad weather in the Taskan countryside! Can you and your party be diligent enough to defeat the Thunder Ram? If so, you may find yourself with some wooly sheep pets...

art by Starsystemic and Misceo

writing by Salambander, Leephon, and Lemoness

5/13/2015 - NEW ANIMAL SKINS AND ACCESSORIES, INN IMPROVEMENTS, COPY CHAT TO TO-DO, AND EXTRA INFO

New Animal Skins and Accessories Available!

They say that owners resemble their pets, and now that's truer than ever for Habiticans! The Animal Skin Set and Animal Accessory Set are now available in the Customization shop. Time to let your avatar walk on the wild side.

by Painter de Cluster and SabreCat

Inn Improvements

Now even when you Rest in the Inn, your Dailies will refresh each day. Important note: your Dailies still do NOT hurt you while you're in the Inn. We wouldn't do that to you!


It used to be that the Resting in the Inn froze all your Dailies so that they wouldn't refresh the next day - even for important Dailies like "take medicine" or "feed pets." This was very frustrating to a lot of users who relied on these features, even during periods of time when they needed to rest in the Inn for finals, illness, vacation, etc.


Now if you're in a situation, for example finals period, where you don't have the time or energy to do most of your Dailies, you can still complete some of them every day while Resting in the Inn. It's much more flexible and convenient!


If you're in a quest, you still won't deal damage/collect items until you check out of the Inn, and your Dailies will not damage your party members, but you can still be injured by a Boss if your Party mates skip their own Dailies. You also still do not gain Mana overnight until you check out of the Inn. If you have any questions about how Resting in the Inn works, be sure to ask in the Newbies Guild!

by hairlessbear and Blade

Copy Chat to To-Do

Now you can copy any chat message into your To-Do list! If your roommate posted in party chat and asked you to grab groceries, or your friend reminded you about the history quiz tomorrow, you can save it right into your To-Do list. Awesome! 

by Negue and Redphoenix

Extra Info

We know that HabitRPG can be confusing, so now you can easily double-check what each task type does by clicking the question mark next to its name.

by Lemoness, lefnire, and SabreCat

5/06/2015 - MAY BACKGROUNDS REVEALED

May Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can climb to the top of Pagodas, pose in front of a Marble Temple, or dip toes in a Mountain Lake!

by (in order) Teto is Great, Painter de Cluster, and Hazel40

5/01/2015 - Skills Rebalancing

After over a year's worth of complaints on Trello and countless bug reports on Github, and after almost five months of dedicated debating, coding, and testing, we have finally rolled out an overhaul of the skills and mana system. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed opinions, time, and effort! Here's what happened:

HABITS DAMAGE BOSSES

Now it's even easier to damage a Boss without skills! It was definitely high time that HabitRPG counted Habits towards battles. We were not living up to our name.

MANA DIRECTLY LINKED TO PROGRESS

Mana was pretty broken: you gained it overnight no matter what you'd done the day before, and it was only linked to To-Dos. This meant that using skills was pretty detached from how well you were doing in your real life, which defeated the purpose of the game!

Now you can gain Mana from Dailies and positive Habits as well as To-Dos! You still gain Mana overnight, but how much you gain depends on how many of your Dailies you did.

You can also lose Mana by hitting negative Habits. Yikes! Better not indulge...

SKILLS STRENGTHENED AND WEAKENED

Some notoriously overpowered skills have been weakened, like Backstab (which often granted over 1000GP per cast), Burst of Flames (which allowed you to 1-hit KO most bosses regardless of how much or how little you'd done that day), and Valorous Presence (which caused the notorious "I checked off one Daily and gained 997 levels" bug reports).

Some painfully UNDERpowered skills have been strengthened, such as Tools of the Trade and Searing Brightness. We think you'll like these much better now!

For a full description of what changed, check out this blog post.

GIVING FEEDBACK

We understand that these changes may be disruptive to some of you. We're sorry! We hope that with time, you will find them to be a drastic improvement. We will be waiting two weeks (so that everyone can get used to the new system), and then on May 15th will open up a new Trello card for comments and feedback.

For those of you who want to reallocate stats now that you have the new system, please post your User ID in this Github ticket. (Your UUID is found under Settings > API; do NOT post your API Token.) That ticket is also being used to debate a possibility to make it so that reallocating stats does not cost gems. If that's a feature you would like (or would hate), definitely drop by that ticket and let us know!

by Alys, Verabird, brandonjreid, ShilohT, betaveros, SabreCat, chimericdream, and everyone who commented with feedback on Trello and Github. You all are great!

4/30/2015 - LAST CHANCE FOR BUSY BEE AND SPRING FLING ITEMS, AND SOON-TO-APPEAR NEW EQUIPMENT!

Last Chance for Spring Fling Outfits, Hair Colors, and Shiny Seeds!

Tomorrow everything will be back to normal in Habitica, so if you still have any remaining Spring Fling 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 March, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so strike while the iron is hot!

Last Chance for Busy Bee Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Busy Bee Item Set! If you want the Busy Bee Robe or the Busy Bee Robes, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

New Equipment Soon

If you're sad to see the extra gold-purchasable equipment disappear, don't worry! We have something fun in the works...

4/24/2015 - APRIL SUBSCRIBER ITEM SET AND NEW LANGUAGES

April Subscriber Item Set: Busy Bee!

The April Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Busy Bee Item Set! All April subscribers will receive the Busy Bee Robe and the Busy Bee Wings. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

New Languages

We've added three new languages to the site: Japanese, Serbian and Chinese (Traditional)!

by Paglias, the Japanese Translation Team, the Serbian Translation Team, and the Chinese (Traditional) Translation Team

4/15/2015 - MARSHMALLOW SLIMES, KEY TO THE KENNELS CHANGE, AND CHALLENGE IMPROVEMENTS

Marshmallow Slime Pet Quest!

There is a new Pet Quest available in the Market: The Jelly Regent! Gooey slime is gumming up the works, and Habiticans are having a tough time finishing their tasks. Can you mop the floor with the Jelly Regent? If so, you'll get some adorable Marshmallow Slime pets!

art by Starsystemic, Leephon, LordDarkly, Overomega, and Shaner

writing by Bethany Woll and Theothermeme

Key to the Kennels Free with Triad Bingo

The Key to the Kennels is now free if you have the Triad Bingo achievement and if you choose to release your pets and mounts together! Rejoice, collectors! Note that the Key will not be free if you release only pets or only mounts.

by gisikw

Challenge Improvements

Now Challenge links take you directly to that Challenge, instead of the top of the list, and when you edit a Challenge, the name is automatically updated!

by gisikw, chrisdotcode, and TheHollidayInn

4/7/2015 - APRIL BACKGROUNDS REVEALED

April Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can picnic in a Flowering Meadow, nibble the scenery of Gumdrop Land, or admire the Cherry Trees!

by Rattify, Painter de Cluster, and kmcallah

4/2/2015 - MARCH AND APRIL ITEM SETS; SHINY SEEDS; MESSAGE CHALLENGE CREATORS; ITEM DROP ICONS

Last Chance for March Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Aquamarine Item Set! If you want the Aquamarine Eyewear or the Aquamarine Armor, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

April Mystery Box

Cool! What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of April will receive the April Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

Shiny Seeds

Phew! It was tough, but we overthrew the flowers that had taken over the site. However, they've left behind some of their Shiny Seeds!


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 in the Seasonal Shop until April 30th!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Message Challenge Creators

Now on the Challenges page, you can to click on the challenge creator's name to view their profile, message them, or to see how long ago they last logged in if you are curious about whether the challenge might still be active.

by TheHollidayInn

Icons in Notifications

Now, when you find an item from scoring a task, an image of the item appears in the drop notification. Instant gratification when that egg or potion you've been hunting for finally appears!

by TheHollidayInn

4/1/2015 - HOSTILE FLOWER TAKEOVER OF JOY AND DOOM

Joy and Doom to All!

THE SPRING FLING HAS FLUNG TOO FAR! Run while you can, Habiticans! The floral theme has come to life and is taking over Habitica with horrifying cheer, repeat, the flowers are taking over HMMMPH MMPH MMMHPPPH....

CELEBRATE FLOWER POWER.


RESISTANCE IS SILLY.

by Lemoness and Baconsaur

3/29/2015 - PASTEL SKIN, SHIMMER HAIR COLORS, SURVEY BADGES AWARDED, AND PARTY SORT ORDER

Pastel Skin

The Seasonal Edition Pastel Skin Set is now available for purchase in the avatar customizations page! This skin set will only be available until April 30th, and then it will disappear until next Spring Fling.

by McCoyly

Shimmer Hair Colors

The Seasonal Edition Shimmer Hair Colors are now available for purchase in the avatar customizations page! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Shimmer Pink, Shimmer Purple, Shimmer Blue, Shimmer Green, Shimmer Orange, or Shimmer Yellow.


Seasonal Edition items recur unchanged every year, but they are only available to purchase during a short period of time. This is different from Limited Edition Items, which only recur if something is changed, such as the art or the price. These hair colors may remind some of you of the Pastel Hair Colors that were available last spring. The Pastel Hair Colors have been retired in favor of the similar Seasonal Edition Shimmer Hair Colors. Read more about the difference between Seasonal and Limited Edition items here!

by Lemoness, crystalphoenix, and mariahm

Survey Badges Awarded

The Survey badges have been awarded to everyone who took the survey and provided their user ID! Unfortunately, some people did not include their User ID with the survey. As a result, we have no way of linking the survey with their accounts, and could not give them the "Helped Habit Grow" badge. If you have any questions, please email Leslie.

by Sugarfiend and Alys

Party Sort Order

Now when you change the sort order for your party, it takes effect immediately. You can change the sort order under Social > Party.

by ChokesMcGee

3/25/2015 - MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEM, FREE EGG HUNT QUEST, EGG MOUNTS, AND NEW MODERATOR!

March Subscriber Item

The March Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Aquamarine Item Set! All March subscribers will receive the Aquamarine Eyewear and the Aquamarine Armor. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Egg Hunt Quest and Egg Mounts

In celebration of the season, everyone has received a free Egg Hunt collection quest scroll! You can find it in the Inventory. Collect eggs by completing your tasks, and you'll be rewarded with some egg pets.


Furthermore, the Egg Pets can now be fed... and grow into some glorious Egg Mounts!


The Seasonal Sorceress will also be stocking the Egg Quest scrolls until April 30th. Once they're gone, they won't return until next Spring, so get them while they're hot!

by Beffymaroo and Megan

New Moderator

Finally, we have a new moderator on the site: @Beffymaroo! Hooray! Be sure to say hello to her in the Tavern.

3/20/2015 - SPRING FLING EVENT! LIMITED EDITION OUTFITS, SEASONAL SHOP OPENS, AND SPRING NPCS

Spring Fling!

The Spring Fling is here! From today until April 30th, join Habitica in its sweet celebration.

Limited Edition Class Outfits

From now until April 30th, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Beware Dog, Magician's Bunny, Sneaky Squeaker, or Comforting Kitty! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Lemoness

Seasonal Shop Opens

The Seasonal Shop has opened! It's stocking springtime Seasonal Edition goodies at the moment, including last year's spring outfits. Everything there will be available to purchase during the Spring Fling event each year, but it's only open until April 30th, so be sure to stock up now, or you'll have to wait a year to buy these items again.

by Lemoness

Spring NPCs

Looks like the NPCs are really getting in to the springtime fun around the site. Who wouldn't? After all, there's plenty more to come!

by Lemoness and Shaner

3/17/2015 - BUNNY PET QUEST, EGG PURCHASING CHANGE, LAST DAY FOR SURVEY AND ACHIEVEMENT, AND UNEQUIP BUTTONS

New Pet Quest: Killer Bunny

There's a new quest scroll in the Market! Deep within Mount Procrastination lies a once-sweet beast grown horrifying with neglect. Can you rally your strength to defeat the Killer Bunny? If so, you'll get some bunny eggs!

by Draayder, Gully, and TetoIsGreat

Egg Purchasing Change

You can now purchase quest eggs from the Market after defeating the corresponding boss at least once! Previously, you had to defeat the boss at least twice before being able to purchase the eggs.

by Blade

Last Day for Survey and Achievement

March 18th is the final day to complete this survey to receive or stack the Helped Habit Grow survey! After it is closed, it will take us several days to award the badges. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us!

by sugarfiend and SabreCat

Unequip Buttons

It’s now easier to switch your avatar’s costume! You can now unequip all your battle gear, costume pieces, and/or pets from the Equipment page using the new Unequip buttons.

by TheHolidayInn

3/10/2015 - SURVEY, TESTIMONIALS GUILD, AND CHAT EXTENSION

Survey and Achievement

We're giving out the rare Helped Habit Grow achievement to all users who help us out by completing this 10-question survey! If you already received this badge, taking this new survey will stack your achievement. Thanks for sparing a minute to let us know what you think about HabitRPG!

by sugarfiend and SabreCat

Testimonials Guild

We're collecting testimonials from users to display on the front page along with pictures of their avatars. If HabitRPG has been helpful to you and you feel comfortable leaving a short testimonial for us, you can post it here. Thanks for all your help! <3

Chat Extension

Horacious Moreau has made a chat extension for HabitRPG! It creates a chat box for Tavern, parties, and Guilds. :)


The Chat Client is also open-source! You can check out the project here.

by Horacious Moreau

3/3/2015 - MARCH BACKGROUNDS, ANDROID APP NOTIFICATIONS, AND MARCH MYSTERY BOX

March Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can dance in the Spring Rain, admire some Stained Glass, or frolic through the Rolling Hills!

by (in order) Sunstroke, Kiwibot, and Uncommon Criminal

Android App Notifications

The Android app can now remind you to log in! Simply go to Settings and select the time that you want the reminder.

by Negue

March Mystery Box

Wow! 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 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

2/24/2015 - FEBRUARY SUBSCRIBER ITEM AND ADD MULTIPLE TASKS!

February Subscriber Item

The February Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Winged Enchanter Item Set! All February subscribers will receive the Wings of Thought and the Shimmery Winged Staff of Love and Also Truth. You still have four days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Add Multiple Tasks

Got a bunch of tasks you need to add all at once? No problem! Now you can add a batch of tasks all at once by clicking "Add Multiple" under the task entry bar. We hope that this will save you time!

by ChimericDream

2/24/2015 - SITE DOWNTIME EXPLANATION (AND SLEEPING AVATARS)

As most of you probably noticed, the site was down yesterday. We got a surge of new users from Imgur who absolutely flattened the servers by registering all at once, and it proved very difficult to start up again. You can read the technical details in this Github ticket. We're sorry about all of the frustration!


At about midnight PST we checked all active users into the inn, "freezing" their accounts so that their incomplete Dailies would not hurt them, in hopes that this would prevent most of the undeserved deaths due to server troubles. That's why your avatar is sleeping! To check yourself out of the inn, go to Social > Tavern > Check out of inn.


If you died before we could check you into the Inn, you can restore your streaks under task edit, and all other stats under Settings > Site > Fix Character Values. You should be able to buy back all missing items under Rewards. If you cannot, please post in Social > Tavern and a moderator will help you!


Thank you so much to all of our intrepid users who answered questions on social media and in the chat rooms, and to everyone who sent us kind messages while we were scrambling to save the site. You guys are incredible, and we feel constantly lucky to have such a caring and positive community.


And welcome, Imgurians! Sorry your introduction was so rocky, but we can't wait to get to know you. There is a Camp Imgur Guild that you might enjoy.


Now, back to productivity!

2/17/2015 - NEW PET QUEST AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINE UPDATES

New Pet Quest: Rocks!

It seemed like a simple hike... until we discovered that the cave was alive! You can get the newest Pet Quest, "Escape the Cave Creature," in the Market. If you defeat it, you'll get some cuddly pet rocks!

by itokro, Pfeffernusse, Painter de Cluster, and intone

Community Guideline Updates

We've updated the Community Guidelines to include the following:

  • Blade, a new mod, is listed!
  • Private Messages have been added to the guidelines for Private Spaces.
  • Spamming is now expressly forbidden.
  • Sexism has been added to the list of unacceptable behaviors.
  • Making duplicate accounts to circumvent consequences is now expressly forbidden.

2/12/2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Help motivate all of the lovely people in your life 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

New Hairstyles!

There are a new set of updo hairstyles available in the Avatar Customization page! Have fun customizing your characters.

by Crystalphoenix, Mariahm, Painter de Cluster, Leephon, Beffymaroo, Sungabraverday, Lemoness, and Bailey

2/8/2015

Email Notifications

We've implemented email notifications for a variety of events, including receiving a Private Message, being invited to a Party, Guild, or Quest, and receiving a gift of Gems or a Subscription! We've got some more coming up, too, including the much-requested check-in reminders.

Don't want to receive a certain type of notification? No problem! Just go to Notification Settings to tell us exactly which ones you do and do not want to receive. Our messenger dragons will be happy to comply!

by paglias and Lemoness

Login Type Switching

Want to change your email address, or switch from Facebook login to email login? Good news! Now you can switch it yourself, under Settings!

by Lefnire

2/3/2015

February Backgrounds Revealed

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can survey a Distant Castle, toil in the Blacksmithy, or explore a Crystal Cave!

by Holseties, Hanztan, and Twitching

2/2/2015

February Mystery Box

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

New Quest Descriptions

We've updated quest descriptions so that when you hover over them, you can now see the Boss or Collection stats and the Rewards that you will gain when you complete the quest!

by Blade

Spread the Word Challenge Has Ended

The Spread the Word Challenge has ended! Thank you to all the participants. It will be some time before the winners are announced because we have to go over all the entries ourselves. Thanks for your patience!

1/30/2015

HabitRPG Birthday Bash

January 31st is HabitRPG's Birthday! All of the NPCs are celebrating, and we've awarded you a bunch of cake for your pets and mounts!

Party Robes

Until February 1st only, there are Party Robes available for free in the Rewards store! If this is your first Birthday bash with us, you can find some Absurd Party Robes; if you already got some last year, then you will find the Silly Party Robes.

Last Chance for Starry Knight Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Starry Knight Item Set! If you want the Starry Helm or the Starry Armor, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

Last Chance for Winter Wonderland Outfits + Hair Colors

Tomorrow 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!

1/26/2015

Subscriber Outfit Revealed

The January Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Starry Knight Item Set! All January subscribers will receive the Starry Helm and the Starry Armor. 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 HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

New Audio Theme

A new audio theme is available: Watts' Theme! You can toggle between Watts' Theme and Daniel the Bard's Theme by selecting the megaphone in the upper right-hand corner. Watts' Theme was created by Harry Pepe. You can visit his LinkedIn page here.

by Hpepe4 and Blade

Quest Scroll Redesign

We've redesigned the quest scrolls so that they are visually unique! Quest type and difficulty is determined by the scroll lining (Easy Boss = Green, Medium Boss = Yellow, Hard Boss = Red, Collection Quest = Blue, Rage Bar Boss = Purple speckles), and an icon symbolizing the quest is located in the lower left.

by UncommonCriminal and Rattify

Spread the Word Challenge Ending Soon

Reminder: January 31st is the last day to enter the Spread the Word Challenge for your chance at winning 100 gems! We will stop accepting new applications on February 1st, but it will be some time before the winners are announced because we have to go over all the entries ourselves. Good luck!

1/23/2015

The Abominable Stressbeast is DEFEATED!

We've done it! With a final bellow, the Abominable Stressbeast dissipates into a cloud of snow. The flakes twinkle down through the air as cheering Habiticans embrace their pets and mounts. Our animals and our NPCs are safe once more!

Stoïkalm is Saved!

SabreCat speaks gently to a small sabertooth. "Please find the citizens of the Stoïkalm Steppes and bring them to us," he says. Several hours later, the sabertooth returns, with a herd of mammoth riders following slowly behind. You recognize the head rider as Lady Glaciate, the leader of Stoïkalm.

"Mighty Habiticans," she says, "My citizens and I owe you the deepest thanks, and the deepest apologies. In an effort to protect our Steppes from turmoil, we began to secretly banish all of our stress into the icy mountains. We had no idea that it would build up over generations into the Stressbeast that you saw! When it broke loose, it trapped all of us in the mountains in its stead and went on a rampage against our beloved animals." Her sad gaze follows the falling snow. "We put everyone at risk with our foolishness. Rest assured that in the future, we will come to you with our problems before our problems come to you."

She turns to where @Baconsaur is snuggling with some of the baby mammoths. "We have brought your animals an offering of food to apologize for frightening them, and as a symbol of trust, we will leave some of our pets and mounts with you. We know that you will all take care good care of them."

by everyone who completed a Daily or a To-Do during the battle!

1/21/2015

THIRD STRESS STRIKE!

The World Boss in the Tavern has used a third Stress Strike!

Justin the Guide is trying to distract the Stressbeast by running around its ankles, yelling productivity tips! The Abominable Stressbeast is stomping madly, but it seems like we're really wearing this beast down. I doubt it has enough energy for another strike. Don't give up... we're so close to finishing it off!

Complete Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss! 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.

by Lemoness, Kiwibot, and SabreCat

1/20/2015

Mount Master and Triad Bingo Achievements

There are two new achievements you can earn: Mount Master and Triad Bingo! Mount Master is awarded to users who have collected all 90 standard mounts, and Triad Bingo is for those who have collected all 90 standard pets, grown all 90 into mounts, and then rehatched 90 more standard pets. Wow!

Note that Quest Pets and Quest Mounts do not count towards Mount Master or Triad Bingo. If you currently meet the criteria, you will be awarded the badge, but unfortunately, if you already released your Mounts, you will not receive the badge until you collect them again.

by Taldin, Blade, Lorian, Aiseant, and Hanztan

Party Sorting Options

In the Party Page you can now sort your friends' avatars in ascending or descending order! To make the change take effect, you'll have to refresh the page.

by Blade and Viirus

Dated To-Dos

Now you can use To-Do tabs to sort and see your dated To-Dos! Simply click the "Dated" tab and only To-Dos with a due date will be displayed. They are not currently sorted by date, but we will be implementing that feature in the future.

by Alys

Stressbeast Desperation Triggered

We're almost there, Habiticans! With diligence and Dailies, we've whittled the Stressbeast's health down to only 500K! The creature roars and flails in desperation, rage building faster than ever. The monster is --- AHHH! --- swinging me and Matt around at a terrifying pace, raising a blinding snowstorm that makes it harder to hit.

We'll have to redouble our efforts, but take heart - this is a sign that the Stressbeast knows it is about to be defeated. Don't give up now! Please?

The Stressbeast raises its Rage and Defense! Complete Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss. 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.

by Lemoness, Kiwibot, and SabreCat

1/19/2015

WORLD BOSS: SECOND STRESS STRIKE!

AHHHHHHHH!!!!! IT'S GOT ME!!!!! Oh, Habiticans, why didn't you do your Dailies?!

The World Boss in the Tavern has used another Stress Strike, and this time it's attacked me, Bailey the Town Crier! To save me and the other NPCs, complete Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss! Incomplete Dailies fill the Stress Strike Bar. When the Stress Strike bar is full, the World Boss will attack an NPC and regain some health. 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.

by Lemoness, Kiwibot, and SabreCat

1/15/2015

Tyrannosaur Pet Quest

In the Market there are now two new pet quests: King of the Dinosaurs and The Dinosaur Unearthed! They both give out the same rewards, including pet Tyrannosaur eggs. The difference is that "King of the Dinosaurs" is a normal pet quest, like all the others, whereas "The Dinosaur Unearthed" has less HP - but also a Rage bar (a la World Bosses) that allows it to heal if you skip too many of your Dailies. Both bosses still attack your party based on how many Dailies are incomplete. Users will be able to buy Tyrannosaur eggs after defeating either boss twice or both bosses once.

Have fun!

by Baconsaur, Urse, Lemoness, and SabreCat

Spread the Word Challenge Reminder

In case you missed it, we're running our second Spread the Word Challenge! The rules are simple: make a post some time between December 31st 2014 and January 31st 2015 on some form of blog or social media that tells people about HabitRPG. The top post will be awarded 100 GEMS, and the next nineteen top posts will be awarded 80 GEMS each. Learn more and join in here!

World Boss: First Stress Strike!

The World Boss in the Tavern has used its first Stress Strike!

Despite our best efforts, we've let some Dailies get away from us, and their dark-red color has infuriated the Abominable Stressbeast and caused it to regain some of its health! The horrible creature lunges for the Stables, but Matt the Beast Master heroically leaps into the fray to protect the pets and mounts. The Stressbeast has seized Matt in its vicious grip, but at least it's distracted for the moment.

Complete Dailies and To-Dos to damage the World Boss! Incomplete Dailies fill the Stress Strike Bar. When the Stress 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.

by Lemoness, Kiwibot, and SabreCat

1/8/2015

World Boss: The Abominable Stressbeast!

A new World Boss has appeared in the Tavern! All of the completed Dailies and To-Dos of Habiticans damage the World Boss. Incomplete Dailies fill the Stress Strike Bar. When the Stress 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. Read on for the details!

Winter Plot-Line: The Abominable Stressbeast Attacks!

The first thing we hear are the footsteps, slower and more thundering than the stampede. One by one, Habiticans look outside their doors, and words fail us.

We've all seen Stressbeasts before, of course - tiny vicious creatures that attack during difficult times. But this? This towers taller than the buildings, with paws that could crush a dragon with ease. Frost swings from its stinking fur, and as it roars, the icy blast rips the roofs off our houses. A monster of this magnitude has never been mentioned outside of distant legend.

"Beware, Habiticans!" SabreCat cries. "Barricade yourselves indoors - this is the Abominable Stressbeast itself!"

"That thing must be made of centuries of stress!" Kiwibot says, locking the Tavern door tightly and shuttering the windows.

"The Stoïkalm Steppes," Lemoness says, face grim. "All this time, we thought they were placid and untroubled, but they must have been secretly hiding their stress somewhere. Over generations, it grew into this, and now it's broken free and attacked them - and us!"

There's only one way to drive away a Stressbeast, Abominable or otherwise, and that's to attack it with completed Dailies and To-Dos! Let's all band together and fight off this fearsome foe - but be sure not to slack on your tasks, or our undone Dailies may enrage it so much that it lashes out...

by Lemoness, Kiwibot, and SabreCat

1/5/2015

January Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can summit a Frigid Peak, shiver in an Ice Cave, or wander through the Snowy Pines!

by Kiwibot, Sunstroke, and Rattify

Testing Fix for Cron Bug

Today we will be testing a possible fix for a bug that sometimes causes Dailies to not reset correctly on the following day. It's a big change, so we will be keeping a close watch on the site to make sure that it doesn't break anything. If you experience any problems with day start or Dailies reseting in the next few days, please let us know immediately on GitHub. Thanks!

Date Format Adjustment

There's a new option under Settings that lets you adjust the date format. Now you can list dates as MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, or YYYY/MM/DD.

by Verabird

1/3/2015

January Mystery Item Set

Sparkly! What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of January will receive the January Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 26th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

Spread the Word Challenge

In honor of the season of New Year's resolutions, we're running our second Spread the Word Challenge! The rules are simple: make a post some time between December 31st 2014 and January 31st 2015 on some form of blog or social media that tells people about HabitRPG. The top post will be awarded 100 GEMS, and the next nineteen top posts will be awarded 80 GEMS each. Learn more and join in here!

Winter Plot-Line Continues

After a fun-filled New Year's Eve, Habiticans wake to a rumbling that shakes them out of their Absurd Party Hats. Running to their windows reveals.... a stampede?

A thundering herd of mammoths charges past, sabertooths roar, and dinosaurs both feathery and scaly slither by at top speed. Habiticans stare open-mouthed, but before anyone can react, the stampede has swept through Habit City and is gone into the distance, leaving only pawprints in the snow, the howling wind, and some trampled New Year's cards.

Habiticans are advised to keep calm and not give in to stress during this confusing and difficult time. We've sent SabreCat after the frightened animals from the Stoïkalm Steppes, and he is working to calm them down so that we can bring them back to the safety of the Stables. We hope to have an explanation for this strangeness soon. In the meantime, keep all of your own pets and mounts indoors.

Read the previous installments of the Winter Plot-Line here!

12/31/2014

Party Hats

In honor of the new year, some free Party Hats are available in the Rewards store! New users get the ever-handsome Absurd Party Hat, and users who already received one last year get the Silly Party Hat. These hats will be available to purchase until January 31st, but once you've bought them, you'll have them forever. Enjoy!

by Lemoness and SabreCat

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

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

by Lemoness and SabreCat

Snowballs

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

by Shaner, Lemoness, and SabreCat

12/25/2014

December Subscriber Item Set

The December Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Penguin Item Set! All December subscribers will receive the Penguin Hat and the Penguin Suit. You still have six days to subscribe) and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Seasonal Shop: Seasonal Outfits and Quests

The Seasonal Shop has opened! The Seasonal Sorceress is stocking the seasonal edition versions of last year's winter outfits, now available for Gems instead of Gold, and the two winter quests, Trapper Santa and Find the Cub. The Seasonal Shop will only be open until January 31st, so don't wait!

by SabreCat and Lemoness

Flagging Posts

You can now report inappropriate posts to moderators simply by clicking the new flag button next to the post. You should only report posts that violate the Community Guidelines and/or Terms of Service. Thanks for helping us to keep Habitica safe and pleasant for everybody!

by Alys, Blade, and Matteo

Winter Plot-Line Continues

SabreCat's news is dire. "Most of my sabertooth friends have been impossible to reach, but one thing is clear: the prides have been disappearing from the Steppes. There are also reports that something drove the mammoths to early migration and disturbed the hibernation of the terrible lizards."

He wraps his cloak around himself as another blast of frigid wind roars through the streets. An icy winter gale has been blowing from the north, rattling the window panes and setting the pets and mounts to trembling and howling.

"I've never seen anything like it!" says Matt the Beast Master. "Something is terrifying all my animals - even the cacti, who are normally so mighty and brave! For something to frighten a cactus..." He shakes his head.

The stress level in Habitica is mounting.

Missed the previous Winter Plot-line? Catch up on the story here!

by Lemoness

12/21/2014 - Winter Wonderland Begins, Winter Class Outfits, Wintery Hair Colors, and NPC Decorations!

Winter Wonderland Begins!

Winter has arrived, and the snow is gently drifting down over Habit City. Come celebrate with us!

Winter Class Outfits

From now until January 31st, limited edition outfits are available in the Rewards column. Depending on your class, you can be a Soothing Skater, Mage of the North, Gingerbread Warrior, or Icicle Drake! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before they disappear. Good luck!

by Lemoness

Wintery Hair Colors

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

Seasonal Edition items recur unchanged every year, but they are only available to purchase during a short period of time. This is different from Limited Edition Items, which only recur if something is changed, such as the art or the price. These hair colors may remind some of you of the Holiday Hair Colors that were available last winter. The Holiday Hair Colors have been Retired in favor of the similar Seasonal Edition Wintery Hair Colors. Read more about the difference between Seasonal and Limited Edition items here!

by Lemoness, crystalphoenix, and mariahm

NPC Decorations

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 to come!

by Lemoness

12/17/2014 - Android App Update, Seasonal Shop, and Winter Plot-Line Continues

Android App Update: December Art and Buying Gems!

The December backgrounds and penguin pet quest are now visible in the Android mobile app! Also, we’ve made it possible to buy gems directly from the app. Now you don’t have to switch to the website to stock up!

You can get the Android app here! We will announce when the iOS app is available as well.

by negue

Seasonal Shop Tab

Looks like a new tab has appeared under Inventory - the Seasonal Shop! It's still closed, but I've heard a rumor that it will open soon...

by SabreCat and Lemoness

Winter Plot-Line Continues

Lemoness bursts into the Tavern, shaking icicles off her hat. "The Stoïkalm Steppes are completely abandoned!" she says, gulping the cup of tea that Daniel the Barkeep offers her. "No people milling about, no mounts and pets playing in the snow - and when I tried to fly closer, my dragon spooked and refused to land!"

A cloaked figure in the corner steps into the fire light - SabreCat, a powerful adventurer from the north. "The Stoïkalm Steppes are the last home of many animals that have long since gone extinct elsewhere," he says. "The stoic Stoïkalmers would never flee their lands unless something was threatening their pets and mounts!"

He turns to Lemoness. "I can speak the language of the northern beasts. I'll try to contact the roaming sabertooth prides to see if they know what happened." As he lopes off into the distance, a cold wind begins to blow.

Missed the first part of the Winter Plot-Line? Read it here.

12/9/2014 - Penguin Pet Quest and Winter Plot-Line

Penguin Pet Quest

Habiticans wanted to go ice-skating, but instead, a giant penguin is freezing everything in sight! All we wanted was to go ice-skating... Can you get this penguin to chill out? If so, you'll be rewarded with some penguins of your own!

by Melynnrose, Breadstrings, Rattify, Painter de Cluster, Daniel the Bard, and Leephon

Winter Plot-Line

Lemoness enters the Tavern with worrying news from the far north of Habitica. "Nobody's heard from the Stoïkalm Steppes for over a week," she says. "It's hard to imagine anything troubling the citizens there, since it's such a placid part of the continent... But just in case, maybe I should pay a visit." Sounds like a good plan to us!

12/3/2014 - Gifting Subscriptions And Gems, New Subscription Benefits, Mysterious Time Travelers, Steampunk Item Sets, And Block Subscriptions!

Gifting Subscriptions And Gems

You can now gift subscriptions and gems to other people (bottom-left in a user's profile window)! If you need holiday present ideas for the awesome Habiticans in your life, or just want to do something nice for someone, consider getting them a subscription to our fair site or tossing a few gems their way. They'll thank you, and so will we <3

by Lefnire

New Subscription Benefits!

We've added new benefits for long-term subscribers! Now for every 3 months that you are subscribed consecutively, your monthly gold-to-gem conversion cap will increase by 5, up to a total of 50 gems per month! Plus, for each three months of consecutive subscription, you will receive 1 Mystic Hourglass. What does that do? Read on!

by Lefnire

Mysterious Time Travelers

If you've received a Mystic Hourglass for being subscribed for 3 consecutive months, you can now summon the Mysterious Time Travelers to get you one Mystery Item Set from the past! Being subscribed for multiple consecutive months is the only way to get these past items if you missed them. They will never be available to non-subscribers.

by Lemoness, Megan, Lefnire

Steampunk Item Sets

The Mysterious Time Travelers are also offering two brand-new Item Sets - the Steampunk Standard Item Set and the Steampunk Accessory Item Set! These Item Sets can only be obtained if you have a Mystic Hourglass.

by Megan

Block Subscriptions

Don't want to wait for your consecutive months to stack up? You can now subscribe in a fixed block period of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year! If you subscribe for a block period of 1 year, you get a 20% discount. PLUS, you'll instantly get all the benefits of consecutive subscription for that time period (e.g. getting a block subscription for 6 months will instantly raise your monthly gold-to-gem cap by 10)!

by Lefnire

12/1/2014 - SITE OUTAGE EXPLANATION, DECEMBER BACKGROUNDS, AND DECEMBER MYSTERY ITEM SET

Site Outage Explanation

Many of you may have noticed that you could not access HabitRPG for a large portion of December 1st. This wasn't a problem on our end - it was due to an outage by DNSimple, the service that provides us with our domain. We're very sorry about any frustration that this caused! If you lost any stats, you can restore them using Settings > Site > Fix Character Values. For future reference, if you ever have trouble accessing HabitRPG, be sure to follow our official Twitter, @HabitRPG, for updates! Thank you for all of your supportive messages <3

December Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can explore the South Pole, drift on an Iceberg, or admire the Winter Party Lights!

by McCoyly, RosieSully, and Holseties

December Mystery Item Set

Hmmm! What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of December will receive the December Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

11/26/2014 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

by Lemoness

Turkey Pet and Mount!

Those of you who weren't around last Thanksgiving have received an adorable Turkey Pet, and those of you who got a Turkey Pet last year have received a handsome Turkey Mount! Thank you for using HabitRPG - we really love you guys <3

by Lemoness

11/25/2014

November Item Set Revealed

The November Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Feast and Fun Set! All November subscribers will receive the Pitchfork of Feasting and the Steel Helm of Sporting. 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 HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Private Messaging Version 1.0

We're excited to announce a new feature: Private Messaging! Now you can send someone a PM by clicking the envelope icon in the bottom-left of their profile window . You can check your messages under Social > Inbox! This is a very rudimentary feature so far, only containing the ability to send messages, block people, and opt out. To read about some of the planned features for the future and make suggestions, check out this Trello card!

by Lefnire

11/18/2014

New Pet Quest: The Night-Owl!

Habiticans are in the dark when a giant Night-Owl blots out the Tavern light! Can you drive it away in time to finish your all-nighter? If so, you may find some cute pet owls in the morning...

by Twitching, Lemoness, and Arcosine

11/13/2014 - Share Avatar To Social Media, Email Invites, First Mini Quest, And Data Tab

Share Avatar To Social Media

You can now automatically share your avatar and public profile to social media! Just hover over the picture and click the "Share" button in the right-hand corner. Show off your outfit, your achievements, and your profile picture! Note that your tasks, as always, remain 100% private.

by Lefnire

Invite Friends To Party Via Email

Do you want to invite friends to join your party without inputting their User ID? Now you can send them an email directly from the party page - even if they don't have an account yet!

by Lefnire

Mini Quest: The Basi-List!

Now when someone accepts your party invitation and joins your party, you will be given a Mini Quest: The Basi-List! Battle the Basi-List with your friends for an XP and GP reward.

by Arcosine and Redphoenix

Data Tab

Now you can access the Data Display Tool and Export Data from the toolbar!

by ShilohT

11/12/2014

New Equipment Quest Line: The Golden Knight!

The Golden Knight believes that she is the perfect Habitican, and that anyone who slips up in their quest for self-improvement is a lazy failure. Can you talk some sense into her - or will it come to blows? If you complete the entire quest line, you'll be rewarded with a legendary weapon...

The first scroll in this quest line, "A Stern Talking-to," drops automatically at Level 40! If you're already over Level 40, you will automatically be awarded this quest - just check off a task and then check your inventory.

11/09/2014 - Facebook Login Fixed For Mobile And Community Guidelines To Chat

Facebook Login Fixed For Mobile!

Great news! If you use Facebook to log in to the mobile app, we've released an update so you no longer have to type in your UUID/API manually, misspelling things on your tiny keyboard and bemoaning your fate. Thank goodness! The Android update is out now, and the iOS update has been submitted and should be out soon.

Community Guidelines To Chat

Before you can use any of the public chat features, you now have to agree to our Community Guidelines. We know they're long, but they're important, so please do read them if you haven't already. Plus, we worked hard to make them entertaining, and they were illustrated by many of our excellent artisans!

11/06/2014

Bailey: Costume Challenge Badges Awarded!

The HabitRPG Costume Challenge Badges have been awarded! Thanks for your patience while we went through all the entries individually. You can see some of the entries on the HabitRPG blog already, and more will be added every week.

IMPORTANT: some of the links that people provided did not work. If you entered the Challenge but even after refreshing the page you still don't have your badge, email leslie@habitrpg.com with the link to your costume and your avatar. (The costume and avatar must have been posted prior to November 1st to count.)

Thanks to all our amazing participants!

11/05/2014- November Backgrounds And Beeminder Integration

November Backgrounds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can enjoy a Harvest Feast, admire a Sunset Meadow, or gaze at the Starry Skies!

by Kiwibot, Holsety1, and Draayder

Beeminder Integration

We've integrated with Beeminder! Now you can beemind your To-Dos automatically :) Check it out!

If you've never heard of Beeminder or want to learn more about what we've integrated so far, check out our blog post about it. Enjoy!

by Alys and Alice Monday

11/01/2014

November Mystery Item Set

Cool! What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of November will receive the November Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

10/31/2014 - Monster Npcs, Last Day For Fall Festival Items, Last Day Of Community Costume Challenge, Last Day For Winged Goblin Item Set

Last Day For Fall Festival Items

Tomorrow everything will be back to normal in Habitica, so if you still have any remaining Fall Festival Items that you want to buy, you'd better do it now! The Seasonal Edition items won't be back until next fall, and if the Limited Edition items return they will have increased prices or changed art, so strike while the iron is hot!

Last Day For Winged Goblin Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Winged Goblin Item Set! If you want the Goblin Wings or the Goblin Gear, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

Last Day Of Community Costume Challenge

It's the last day to post your pictures of yourself dressed up as your HabitRPG avatar if you want to get the Costume Challenge Badge! You can join the Challenge here.

Monster Npcs

The NPCs have dressed up in their Halloween costumes! Be sure to stop by and check them all out.

10/27/2014 - Increased Gems For Contributors And Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

Our community has grown and evolved over this past year and a half, and we realized that none of the community expectations had been codified anywhere. This has now changed with the implementation of the Community Guidelines. The Guidelines have been written by the staff and mods and illustrated by many of our talented artisans. We know they're long, but they contain all the expectations for participating in the public social side of HabitRPG, so please do read them carefully! Soon you'll have to agree to them to participate in any of the Public Chat.

by Alys, Lemoness, lefnire, redphoenix, SabreCat, paglias, Bailey, Ryan, Breadstrings, Megan, Daniel the Bard, Draayder, Kiwibot, Leephon, Luciferian, Revcleo, Shaner, Starsystemic, UncommonCriminal

Increased Gems For Contributors

When we first started rewarding contributors, we decided to give them 2 gems per contributor tier. Since then, however, we've introduced many more things to buy, so we've decided to increase this number. All contributors now receive 3 gems/tier for tiers 1-3, and then 4 gems/tier for tiers 4-7, bringing the total number of gems you can earn by contributing to the site to 25.

If you've already contributed, you've been given the gems that you're owed according to the new system. (For example, if you are a tier 3 contributor, you received 6 gems in the past and would receive 9 gems under the new system, so you've been awarded 3 gems to account for the difference.)

Enjoy!

by Alys

10/25/2014 - October Item Set Revealed And Community Costume Challenge Reminder

October Item Set Revealed

October Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Winged Goblin Item Set! All October subscribers will receive the Goblin Gear and the Goblin Wings. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.Lemoness

Community Costume Challenge Reminder

Don't forget about the Community Costume Challenge! We've had some really amazing entries so far, and we're looking forward to seeing more over the next six days! All participants will receive the 2014 Costume Challenge Badge.

You can view some of the awesome costumes here!

10/23/2014

Level 60 Equipment Quest: Recidivate Quest Line!

All over Habitica, Bad Habits thought long-dead are rising up again - it must be the work of Recidivate, the wicked Necromancer! Can you complete your Dailies and fight down your Bad Habits to lay her to rest once more? If so, you'll reap some fine spoils... including some legendary armor!

This quest line contains the hardest Boss Battle that we've released to date, so the first quest scroll drops for free at Level 60. If you're already Level 60 or over, you can unlock it for free, too - just check off any task and it will drop for you :) Good luck! You'll need it.

by Lemoness, Tru_, aurakami, Inventrix, and Baconsaur

10/15/2014 - Spider Pet Quest, Mobile App Update, Hide Grey Dailies, And Sortable Checklists!

New Pet Quest: The Icy Arachnid!

Yikes, what's leaving these icy webs all over Habitica? It must be the Frost Spider from the newest Pet Quest: The Icy Arachnid! You can buy this quest in the Market. Don't worry, it will be around even after the Fall Festival ends :)

by Arcosine

Mobile App Update!

The newest mobile app update is available on iOS and Android! Now when you're on your phone you can see Fall Festival items, get drop notifications, and view the pixel art of the bosses that you're battling!

By lefnire, negue, huarui, and paglias

Hide Grey Dailies

You can now hide grey Dailies to de-clutter your list! There are tabs at the bottom of the Dailies column that you can toggle to see only which Dailies are still active.

by Gaelan, and Alys

Sortable Checklists

Have you ever wanted to rearrange checklist order? Now you can! Simply drag and drop to sort your checklist points.

By gjoyner

10/7/2014 - Back-To-School Advice Challenge Winners And Jack-O-Lantern Pet!

Back-To-School Advice Challenge Winners

We had a ton of participants in our Back-To-School Advice Challenge, and we've finally sorted through and chosen the winners! Congratulations to

DJ Ringis, The Writer, San Condor, Tavi Wright, Stepharuka, Clyc, samaeldreams, LitNerdy, Tritlo, Shansie, Han Solo, FrauleinNinja, Nortya, itsallaboutfalling, TomFrankly, [TGL] Dogg, Amanda, InfH, Evan950, and Mizuokami! You've all received your gems :)

Thanks so much for participating! If you had fun, don't forget that the Community Costume Challenge is happening all October :)

Jack-O-Lantern Pet

Habiticans have been carving lots of pumpkins recently - and it looks like one has followed you home! Everyone has received a pet Jack-O-Lantern! You can find it in the Stables :)

by Lemoness

10/3/2014- Spooky Sparkles, New Backgrounds, And Memory Leaks Almost Fixed!

Spooky Sparkles

There's a new gold-purchasable item in the Market: 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!


Spooky Sparkles will only be in the Rewards store until October 31st, so stock up!

by Lemoness, lefnire

New Backgrounds Revealed: Haunted House, Graveyard, And Pumpkin Patch

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can sneak through a Haunted House, visit a creepy Graveyard, or carve jack-o-lanterns in a Pumpkin Patch!

by cecilyperez, Kiwibot, and Sooz

Memory Leaks Almost Fixed

It took a ton of effort, but Tyler has fixed the largest memory leak that was crashing our servers! There are a few smaller ones that he’s still conquering one by one, but the fiercest monster has been slain. Ten thousand cheers for Tyler! You can read the technical description of how we’re fixing the leaks here, and for any JavaScript developers out there: we'd love your help! We’ll let you all know when we’ve fixed the problem for once and for all.

by lefnire

10/1/2014 - Seasonal Edition Skins, Seasonal Edition Hair Colors, Community Costume Challenge, Release Pets, and October Mystery Item!

Seasonal Edition Hair

The Seasonal Edition Haunted Hair Colors are now available for purchase in the avatar customizations page! Now you can dye your avatar's hair Pumpkin, Midnight, Candy Corn, Ghost White, Zombie, or Halloween.

Seasonal Edition items recur unchanged every year, but they are only available to purchase during a short period of time. This is different from Limited Edition Items, which only recur if something is changed, such as the art or the price. Read more about the difference between Seasonal and Limited Edition items here!

by Lemoness, mariahm, and crystal phoenix

Seasonal Edition Skins

The Supernatural Skin Set is here! Now your avatar can become an Ogre, Skeleton, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Reptile, or Dread Shade. You can buy them from now until October 31st!

These skins may remind some of you of the Spooky Skin set that was available briefly last fall. This is because we've received many requests for these Limited Edition skins from more recent players who were unable to purchase those skins. As a compromise, we have decided to Retire the Spooky Skin Set and release some similar but unique skins as part of the Supernatural Skin Set. That way, anyone who wants their avatar to be a pumpkin can have their way, but the original owners of the skin sets still have the unique items that they were promised. You can read more about the new Item Availability categories here.

by Lemoness

Community Costume Challenge

The Community Costume Challenge has begun! Between now and October 31st, dress up as your avatar in real life and post a photo on social media to get the coveted Costume Challenge badge! Read the full rules on the Challenge page here.

by Lemoness

Release Pets and Mounts

If you find collecting pets highly motivating and want to start over from zero, you're in luck! You can now release all your pets and mounts so that you can collect them again - and stack your Beastmaster achievement!

By Ryan

October Mystery Item

Spooky! What could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of October will receive the October Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

by Lemoness

9/25/2014

Update: Diagnosing Server Problems

Our servers have been under a massive strain recently, and so we've created a Github ticket that you can follow for updates on the things we're doing to fix the problem. We've also written a blog post. We'll keep you updated with new developments as we strive to solve this problem.

If you've lost any of your stats during this time, you can restore them using Settings > Site > Fix Character Values. Thank you so much for your patience and encouragement as we work to fight this fearsome foe!

by lefnire, Lemoness

September Item Set Revealed

In happier news, the September Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Autumn Strider Item Set. All people who are subscribed before the end of September will receive the Autumn Antlers and the Strider Vest. Thank you so much for your support - it means a lot to us, especially right now.

by Lemoness

9/22/2014 - Fall Festival! Limited-Edition Outfits, Candy Food Drops, And Npc Dress-Up

Autumn is upon us! The air is crisp, the leaves are red, and Habitica is feeling spooky. Come celebrate the Fall Festival with us... if you dare!

Limited Edition Class Outfits

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 Witchy Wizard, Monster of Science, Vampire Smiter, or Mummy Medic! You'd better get productive to earn enough gold before your time runs out...

Candy Food Drops!

You've received some Candy in your inventory in honor of the Fall Festival! Plus, for the duration of the Event, 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?

NPC Dress-Up

Looks like the NPCs are really getting in to the spooky autumnal mood around the site. Who wouldn't?

9/17/2014 - Rooster Pets, Party Sorting, And Back-To-School Challenge

New Pet Quest: Rooster Rampage!

There's a new pet quest in the Market! This monstrous rooster can't be quieted, and Habiticans are unable to sleep. Can you and your Party calm down this foul fowl? You'll be rewarded with Rooster eggs if you do!

by LordDarkly, Pandoro, EmeraldOx, extrajordanary, and playgroundgiraffe

Party Sorting!

We've improved the preexisting party sort feature. Now you can sort your party members' avatars by level, backgrounds, and more! Simply go to Social > Party > Members and select from the drop-down menu.

by Alys and Viirus

Back-To-School Challenge!

Don't forget that the 2nd Official HabitRPG Challenge is running right now - the Back-To-School Advice Challenge! Post your best tips for using HabitRPG during the Back-To-School season on social media for a chance at winning 60 gems. If you want to share it with the maximum number of people, you can use the #habitrpg and #backtoschool tags. You only have thirteen more days to enter. Good luck!

9/12/2014 - Official Back-To-School Challenge, Markdown In Checklists, And Help Tab

Official Back-To-School Challenge

We've launched our 2nd Official HabitRPG Challenge: the Back-To-School Advice Challenge! Use social media to tell us how you use HabitRPG to improve study habits, share stories of scholarly success with the app, or just give us your advice on using HabitRPG to be the best you can be.

The contest ends on September 30th, and the 20 winners will each get 60 Gems! For the full rules, check out the challenge here.

Markdown In Checklists

Previously, you've been able to use markdown in your task names and in chat. Now you can also use it in checklists! Fill every aspect of your tasks with emoji, bolding, italics, or links. NOTE: If your checklists look strange, it's probably because they're accidentally using markdown now, so just edit them accordingly! Check out this Cheat Sheet for an explanation of how to use markdown.

By @negue

Help Tab

There's a new tab on the top bar that contains some helpful links. If you're confused about something, want to request a feature, or wonder if your question was asked before, you can now use the Help Tab's drop down menu!

By @Alys

9/10/2014

Get Ready For The Community Costume Challenge!

We've got an exciting event coming up this October - the first-ever Community Costume Challenge! In the spirit of the season, Habiticans who dress up in real-life versions of their avatar's armor (or in any HabitRPG 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 on October 1st. We can't wait to see your costumes!

9/3/2014

New Backgrounds Revealed: Thunderstorm, Autumn Forest, Harvest Fields

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can conduct lightning in a Thunderstorm, stroll through an Autumn Forest, or cultivate their Harvest Fields!

by krajzega and Uncommon Criminal

9/1/2014

September Mystery Item

Hmm, intriguing... All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of September will receive the September Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

8/31/2014

Last Day For Sun Sorcerer Item Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Sun Sorcerer Item Set! If you want the Sun Crown or the Sun Robes, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

8/26/2014 - August Mystery Item, Sortable Tags, Push To Top

August Item Set Revealed!

The August Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Sun Sorcerer Item Set! All August subscribers will receive the Sun Crown and the Sun Robes. 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 HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

by Lemoness

Sortable Tags

You can now sort your tags. Drag left-to-right and drop them into place.

by Fandekasp, lefnire

Push to Top

We've added a small button in your tasks' one-click actions: Push to Top. This will help easily you sort your day's priorities, which may change from day-to-day.

by negue

8/19/2014 - Parrot Quest, Audio, And Mobile App Update!

New Pet Quest: Help! Harpy!

There's a new Pet Quest available in the Market! @UncommonCriminal is being held hostage by a Parrot-like Harpy. If you can find a way to help, you'll definitely get your hands on some coveted Parrot Eggs....

After you've purchased the scroll, battle the Boss by completing Habits and To-Dos. Be careful - every Daily that you skip will cause the Boss to attack your party!

by Uncommon Criminal and Token

Audio

You can now enable sound effects for various website actions. Click the volume icon () and choose an "Audio Theme". For now, the only theme available is "Daniel The Bard" (@DanielTheBard designed this set); however, we'll release more themes over time (get involved here). We'll also add more sound effects, and possibly music, to the current set.

by DanielTheBard, Fandekasp

New Mobile Update: Backgrounds and Guilds!

We've updated the mobile app to include Backgrounds and Guilds! Now you can use the mobile app to join common interest groups, chat with like-minded people, and swap your avatar’s background. The iOS app is here, and the Android app is here. If you enjoy the direction that we’ve been taking the app, we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review <3 Thank you!

by huarui, paglias

8/12/2014

New Equipment Quest: Attack Of The Mundane!

There's a new Quest that will drop automatically for all users level 15 and up: the Dish Disaster, first quest in the Attack of the Mundane Questline! Scrub enchanted dirty dishes, battle the SnackLess Monster, and face off against the Evil Laundromancer. You might just be rewarded with a new piece of armor...

As you complete each quest in this questline, you will be awarded with the quest scroll for the next part. There are three parts in total. Good luck!

by Arcosine, Kiwibot, Lemoness, Daniel the Bard, itokro

8/6/2014

New Backgrounds Revealed: Volcano, Dusty Canyon, Clouds

There are three new avatar backgrounds in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can heat up inside a Volcano, wander through a Dusty Canyon, or soar through the Clouds!

8/4/2014

New Mobile Update: Checklist Editing And Bug Fixes!

In case you missed it, we’ve released a new mobile update! You can edit checklists from the mobile app now. We also fixed some bugs, including the image problems on iOS! The Android app is here and the iOS app is here.

You may have noticed that we've been releasing lots of updates recently. This is greatly due to two awesome members of our team!

The first is superstar contributor Matteo, aka paglias. In addition to the mobile app, he contributes tons of code to the site, runs translations, and fixes bugs without blinking. We are so thankful to have him on the team!

We also have another new mobile app contributor who has rocketed to Level 7 in record time: huarui! Huarui has been an absolute whirlwind with mobile app improvements.

Give them both a giant round of applause!

8/2/2014

Dread Drag'on Defeated! Prizes: Mantis Shrimp Pet, Mantis Shrimp Mount, Food, and Badge

We've done it!

With a final last roar, the Dread Drag'on collapses and swims far, far away. Crowds of cheering Habiticans line the shores! We've helped Daniel rebuild his Tavern.

But what's this?

THE CITIZENS RETURN!

Now that the Drag'on has fled, thousands of sparkling colors are ascending through the sea. It is a rainbow swarm of Mantis Shrimp... and among them, hundreds of merpeople!

"We are the lost citizens of Dilatory!" explains their leader, Manta. "When Dilatory sank, the Mantis Shrimp that lived in these waters used a spell to transform us into merpeople so that we could survive. But in its rage, the Dread Drag'on trapped us all in the dark crevasse. We have been imprisoned there for hundreds of years - but now at last we are free to rebuild our city!"

"As a thank you," says his friend @Ottl, "Please accept this Mantis Shrimp pet and Mantis Shrimp mount, this feast, and our eternal gratitude!"

August Mystery Item

Ooh, mysterious! All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of August will receive the August Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 26th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

7/31/2014

Last Day for July Subscriber Set

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Undersea Explorer Item Set! If you want the Undersea Explorer Helm or the Undersea Explorer Suit, now's the time! Thank you so much for your support <3

Final Day for Limited Edition Summer Outfits

Today is the last day of the Summer Splash Event, so it is the last day to buy the Limited Edition Outfits and the Rainbow Warrior Armor from the Rewards store. Get productive and spend that gold!


7/25/2014

July Subscriber Item

The July Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Undersea Explorer Item Set! All July subscribers will receive the Undersea Explorer Helm and the Undersea Explorer Suit. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.


7/16/2014

Mobile App Update

We’ve released another update to the mobile app! Now you can feed and select pets from the app. Carry your cute pets with you everywhere you go! The app is available for iOS here, and Android here. We’re continuing to release updates on a regular basis, so if you like the direction that we’ve been taking the app, please do consider leaving us a review. Thank you!

Neglect Strike: Tavern Art Swap

The Dread Drag'on's Rage Bar has filled, and it has unleashed its Neglect Strike, leading to a new look for the Tavern! As a reminder, the Drag'on's rage will NEVER hurt any users or interfere with their ability to be productive, so the chat and inn are still functional. Even so... poor Daniel!

All users are automatically damaging the Drag'on with their tasks. There is nothing bad that can happen to you or your account by being in this fight!

Dread Drag'on Prize Change: Food Reward!

We've received a lot of feedback due to the weekend's confusion, and it seems that awarding GP and XP for defeating the world boss significantly unbalanced the game for newer players. Based on your feedback, XP and GP will no longer be awarded. Instead, players will receive an assortment of food! The Mantis Shrimps will still be awarded.

If you were looking forward to receiving the 900XP and 90 GP upon completion of the battle, feel free to award it to yourself using Settings > Site > Fix Character Values when the battle is done!

Thank you for bearing with us through the confusion. We love you guys.


7/12/2014

Wow, What'S Going On?!

You may have noticed some strange things happening - extra gold? Drag'on defeated? No quest damage?


Turns out the Dread Drag'on of Dilatory was harder to handle than we expected, and wreaked havoc on us last night by unexpectedly completing due to a glitch, throwing off party quest damage, and granting all of its rewards early! *shakes fist at terrible beast*


The Drag’on is now back in the battle (read about how to fight it here), and the Mantis Shrimp pet/mount were removed until it is defeated for good. We are so sorry about the confusion!


If you don’t want the 900 XP and 90 Gold, you can delete it using Settings > Site >Fix Character Values. You can also keep it as an apology from the devs for all the confusion! Do whatever is most motivating for you :) It will be granted again when the Drag'on is truly vanquished.


The Drag’on also caused some glitches with party boss damage, but they should be repaired now.


For a detailed breakdown of what happened, follow the issue here!


Now let's fight this monster for real.


July 11th: GaymerX reminder

Reminder: Vicky (aka redphoenix) is at GaymerX at the InterContinental in San Francisco this weekend! She will have lots of promo codes for the Unconventional Armor Set. Our champion moderator Ryan will be there, too, and would love to meet you guys! Vicky will be wearing a dinosaur hoodie and a red shirt, and Ryan has a partially-shaved head and is in a wheelchair.


There will be an official HabitRPG meet-up on Saturday 3:15-4:30 outside GX Panel Room A (Grand Ballroom AB (3F)). Come get your promo codes there! If you can't make it at that time, contact Vicky via email (vicky@habitrpg.com) or Twitter (@caffeinatedvee) to coordinate an alternative time and place to meet up at the convention!

7/11/2014

7/9/2014

Happy Derby Day!

In celebration of Derby Day, all Habiticans have received a seahorse egg! On this day, the worst of Habitica's ancient bugs were defeated, and so every year we celebrate. Let's ride through Dilatory on this fun day.

New Pet Quest: Seahorse!

But oh, no - it looks like a wild Sea Stallion is disrupting the races! Quickly, battle the Sea Stallion to calm him down, and you might just get your hands on some additional seahorse eggs...

- by Kiwibot and Lemoness

Updated Stats Bars

Based on your feedback, we’ve updated the design of the new status bars with an 8-bit style and improved accessibility.

- by BenManley


7/3/2014

New backgrounds available: Coral Reef, Open Waters, Seafarer Ship

Three new avatar backgrounds are available in the Background Shop! Now your avatar can swim in a coral reef, enjoy the open waters, or sail aboard a Seafarer Ship. Thanks so much for supporting the site!

Next Convention: GaymerX!

HabitRPG's own Vicky Hsu will be at GaymerX, a game convention celebrating LGBTQ and gaming which is open to everyone, at the InterContinental in downtown San Francisco on July 11-13. (For more information, check out gaymerx.com!) Vicky will be giving away promo codes for the UnConventional Armor Set, so if you want to meet up with her (and snag some awesome capes), send a message to vicky@habitrpg.com or @caffeinatedvee on Twitter!

Rainbow Warrior Set!

Even if you can't make it to the convention, you can still enjoy the two new armor pieces available for free in the Rewards Store: the Rainbow Warrior Helm and the Rainbow Warrior Armor! They were designed by our GaymerX friends and they look awesome. They'll be available until the end of the month, so enjoy!


7/1/2014

WORLD BOSS: The Dread Drag'on of Dilatory!

We should have heeded the warnings.

Dark shining eyes. Ancient scales. Massive jaws, and flashing teeth. We've awoken something horrifying from the crevasse: **the Dread Drag'on of Dilatory!** Screaming Habiticans fled in all directions when it reared out of the sea, its terrifyingly long neck extending hundreds of feet out of the water as it shattered windows with its searing roar.

"This must be what dragged Dilatory down!" yells Lemoness. "It wasn't the weight of the neglected tasks - the Dark Red Dailies just attracted its attention!"

"It's surging with magical energy!" @Baconsaur cries. "To have lived this long, it must be able to heal itself! How can we defeat it?"

Why, the same way we defeat all beasts - with productivity! Quickly, Habitica, band together and strike through your tasks, and all of us will battle this monster together. (There's no need to abandon previous quests - we believe in your ability to double-strike!) It won't attack us individually, but the more Dailies we skip, the closer we get to triggering its Neglect Strike - and I don't like the way it's eyeing the Tavern....


6/30/2014

Last day for June Item Set!

Reminder: this is the final day to subscribe and receive the Octomage Item Set! If you want the Octopus Robe or the Tentacle Helm, now's the time! Thanks so much for your support <3

Dilatory Update

PLEASE! Habiticans, stop exploring the dark crevasse!!! Lemoness is really getting worried. There have been.... reports.

Reports of something big.

Reports of something terrifying.

Reports of mysterious aftershocks, growing in intensity.

Besides, exploring the dark and dangerous crevasse has become a source of procrastination. Let's get back to work, people!


6/25/2014

June Subscriber Item

The June Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Octomage Item Set! All June subscribers will receive the Octopus Robe and the Crown of Tentacles. You still have six days to subscribe and receive the item set! Thank you so much for your support - we really do rely on you to keep HabitRPG free to use and running smoothly.

Mobile App Update

There's a new mobile app update available! In addition to bug fixes, there are many improvements, including a new button-based menu, tap-and-hold to edit tasks, and the return of stats and in-app avatar customization! Working on the mobile app is our biggest To-Do this summer, so expect more in the coming months. If you feel that the app is improving, we'd love it if you would take the time to give us a review and let us know what you think!

Dilatory Update

It's great to see Habiticans having fun exploring the ruins! There's just one small thing Lemoness wants us to avoid. She's noticed a lot of Habiticans trying to explore the fallen palace of the other side of the dark crevasse. She really doesn't feel that the crevasse is safe, so please don't swim so close. Other than that, enjoy your explorations!


6/21/2014

Summer Mystery Update

Lady Lemoness has returned at last! She startled beach-goers by charging up out of the waves and onto the shore, shouting "I found it!!! I found it!!! Oh, I just KNEW that citing it as impossible would make it a narrative probability!"

Wait - found what?

Summer Splash Event: The Lost City Of Dilatory!

Dilatory was a lovely island city of ancient Habitica. It was a prosperous place, but as the wealth of the city grew, the inHabitants grew lazy and procrastinated on their Dailies and To-Dos... until the combined weight of their dark red tasks triggered a massive earthquake that sunk the city. Legends say that all of the inHabitants were transformed into sea creatures.

The location of this city was lost to time... until now!

Limited Edition Outfits!

What's the fun of an underwater city if you can't explore it? Luckily, from now until July 31st, special Limited Edition Outfits are available for gold in the Rewards store! Spellcasters can transform themselves into Emerald Mermages and Reef Seahealers to swim among the ruins, while fighters may prefer to dress as Roguish Pirates and Daring Swashbucklers, riding above the city on magnificent ships. Work hard, and you can join them!

NPC Dress-up

The NPCs got so excited about the discovery of Dilatory that they've moved over there for the summer! Daniel the Innkeeper has opened a beachside tavern, and Alex is also selling by the shore! Meanwhile, Justin the Guide is giving tours aboard boats, Ian is dispensing quest wisdom from the deep ocean, Matt has opened stables for aquatic pets, and I am swimming about keeping everyone informed!

But what caused the Earthquake?

Only one piece of the mystery remains unsolved - what caused the second earthquake that unearthed the ancient Dailies? After all, the earthquake that destroyed Dilatory was caused by a build up of undone Dailies and To-Dos, wasn't it?

But *we've* all been doing our tasks...


6/14/2014

New Feature: Backgrounds!

We're debuting a brand-new feature - backgrounds for your avatar! Stroll through a Summer Forest, lounge upon a warm Beach, or dance in a Fairy Ring. You can buy the backgrounds in the new Background tab, under User. Have fun!

Summer Mystery Update

It's been a while since we've seen Lemoness around - she's been a bit scarce since she started trying to decipher those ancient Dailies. We just stopped by her hut to check on her and found her..... missing?


It looked like she'd taken her armor-enchanting crochet hook, but little else. There was a single scrawled note on the table: "I think I've translated it!!!! If I'm right, this is going to be QUITE the summer. Verifying claims - be back soon!!!"


The only other thing on the table was an ancient map... with the corner ripped off.

6/14/2014

6/10/2014

New Pet Quest: The Call Of Octothulu!

There's a new pet in town! The dreaded Octothulu, sticky spawn of the stars, has emerged from a whirlpool in a dark cave by the sea. It's up to you and your party to banish the foul beast by being extra-productive! If you manage to defeat it, you might just find some octopus eggs...

Earthquake Update

Remember the strange earthquake we had recently? Well, this probably isn't related in any way, but Habiticans have recently noticed some mysterious black Dailies strewn along the beaches. Lemoness happily reports that they are scrawled upon with an ancient language, and that she is hard at work deciphering the script. More news as this develops!


6/5/2014

June Mystery Item

Wow, what could it be? All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of June will receive the June Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3

What Was That?

Yikes! A mysterious earthquake has rocked Habitica! Luckily, nobody was hurt and there was no real damage, but our scholars are baffled. "We're not even IN a seismic zone," Lady Lemoness was heard muttering as she paged through an enormous tome. "There hasn't been an earthquake since.... but no, that's impossible." Well, if Lemoness says so, it must be true! Seems like it was just a false alarm.


5/23/2014

May Mystery Outfit Revealed!

The May Mystery Item Set has been revealed for all subscribers... Flame Wielder Item Set! All people who are subscribed this May will receive two items:

  • Flame of Mind (helm)
  • Flame of Heart (armor)

You still have eight more days to subscribe and get the item set. Thank you all for supporting us! We love you <3


5/14/2014

The Rat King

Habitica's streets are filled with the skittering of little paws... looks like there's a new Pet Quest available in the Market! Can you and your party defeat the Rat King? If so, there will be some eggs to reward you...

By: Pandah and Token

Level Cap Lifted

You can now level up beyond 100, the 100-cap has been lifted!

By: Ryan

5/5/2014

Mobile Update

The new iOS update is live! You can download it here. If you have Android, the update is available here.


Note: to edit a task or view checklists, swipe left on the task. We're working on click-to-view, we'd love some developer help!


If you think the new app is an improvement, please consider rating us - many of our old reviews were (justifiably!) pretty low, especially on Apple, but we feel that this update is the first in a line of major improvements. Thanks for sticking with us!

The HabitRPG Chrome Extension

Great news - we've fixed our Chrome Extension! Many thanks to new contributor @GoldBattle. Now you can set the times and dates you want to only browse productive sites. If you're procrastinating, it will automatically start docking your character's health; if you're hard at work, it will reward you with GP and XP! Read more about it here.

Also, a quick change - May's mystery item will now be revealed on the 23rd, instead of the 25th. Rejoice, impatient Habiticans!


4/30/2014

May Mystery Item

Ooh, how mysterious! All Habiticans who are subscribed during the month of May will receive the May Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for supporting the site <3


4/30/2014

Mobile Update

Great news! We've just released a big upgrade to our mobile app. One of our biggest priorities right now is improving the HabitRPG mobile experience, so this is an important first step. We've upgraded the framework to Ionic, which means a cleaner look and smoother feel, and best of all, it is now easier for the developers to add new updates and features! Read more about the upgrade here.

The Android App is available here! The iOS app was submitted to the App Store, but Apple always takes a while to process things, so it may be a few more days. Let's hope they're quick this time around! We'll let you know when it goes through.

Have a productive day!

Spread the Word Challenge

Also, at long last the staff has finished sorting through the 1.5K+ participants in the Spread The World Challenge, and we are pleased (and so, so relieved) to finally announce a winner!

Congratulations to ALEX KRALIE, the winner of the Spread The Word Challenge! 47K+ notes is truly momentous.

A warm congratulation is also due to the runner-ups: sarahtyler, HannahAR, Raiyna, thefandomsarecool, Chickenfox, Anrisa Ryn, frabajulous, galdrasdottir, Judith Meyer, jazzmoth, RavenclawKiba, daraxlaine, Phiso, Billieboo, Victor Fonic, nikoftime, Aedra, amBarthes, and thaichicken! You guys are great <3 Thanks for helping to get the word out about HabitRPG!

Spring Fling

Reminder that today, 4/30, is the LAST DAY of the Spring Fling event! After today, you will no longer be able to purchase the Pastel Hair Set or the Limited-Edition class items. Additionally, the Egg Hunt scroll will no longer be available in the Market, although if you have started the quest, it will NOT disappear and you will be able to complete it at your leisure.

It is also the last day to get the Twilight Butterfly Item Set before it disappears forever! If you want the Twilight Butterfly Wings or the Twilight Butterfly head accessory, this is your last chance to subscribe and get them.

Happy Spring!


4/25/2014

April Mystery Outfit Revealed!

The April Mystery Item Set has been revealed for all subscribers... Twilight Butterfly Armor Set! All people who are subscribed this April will receive two items:

  • Twilight Butterfly Antennae
  • Twilight Butterfly Wings!

You still have five more days to subscribe and get the item set. Thank you all for supporting us! We love you <3


4/6/2014

The Great Egg Hunt

A new quest is available in the Market between now and April 30th. Anyone who signed up before April 7th has one in their inventory free!


4/3/2014

Limited Edition Pastel Hair Color Set

A new set of hair colors has been released: the Pastel Set! Now your avatar can have flowing locks in Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Purple, Pastel Orange, Pastel Green, or Pastel Yellow! You will only be able to purchase these hair colors until April 30th, so don't miss out!


4/2/2014

April Mystery Item

What could it be? All people who are subscribed during the month of April will receive the April Mystery Item Set! It will be revealed on the 25th, so keep your eyes peeled.


April F... irst

Hiya, folks! I'm Mrs. Carrot the Carroty Carrot, and I am your new announcer here at HabitRPG! I'm pleased to say that we've released several important updates that we are convinced will drastically improve user experience. Be sure to click around to admire our completely warranted and not at all arbitrary changes! In short, we were worried that the fantasy role-playing-game theme was getting somewhat overplayed, so we've decided unanimously to take the app in a different, more nutritious direction.


After all, talking vegetables NEVER get old.

By @lemoness and @baconsaur

03/31/2014

Reminder that today is the last day to get the Forest Walker Subscriber Set before it disappears forever! If you want the Forest Walker Armor or the Forest Walker Antler head accessory, this is your last chance to subscribe and get it.


03/25/2014

March Mystery Item Set

The March Mystery Item Set has been revealed for all subscribers... The Forest Walker Set! All people who are subscribed this March will receive two items: Forest Walker Armor and Forest Walker Antlers!


The antlers are a head accessory, so they can be worn with any helmet.


You still have five more days to subscribe and get the item set. Thank you all for supporting us! We love you <3

PayPal Subscriptions

We've added PayPal as a payment method for subscriptions. We still recommend the Card method, as Stripe (the processor we use) has a more stable API and better account management tools. However, we realize not everyone owns a credit/debit card, so there's PayPal for ya!


03/22/2014

Spring Fling Event

Spring has come to Habitica, and flowers have sprouted everywhere: in the Stables, in the Marketplace... and even in your character customization pages!

Head Accessories

That's right - we've introduced Head Accessories! Your avatar can now bedeck their helms with colorful flowers. And that's not the only place to get head accessories….

Limited Edition Class Outfits

The Spring 2014 Limited Edition Class Outfits have been released!

From now until April 30th, you will be able to use your gold to buy your current class' armor set from the Rewards store! You can be a Stealthy Kitty, a Mighty Bunny, a Magic Mouse, or a Loving Pup. If you switch classes (system unlocked at level 10), you will gain access to your new classes' armor set. Make sure to collect yours first, though!

What are you waiting for? Go be productive and earn some gold!

New Un-Equip Mechanic

Now to un-equip your gear, click the same item that you have currently equipped. We removed the "Base Equipment" tier for consistency with how un-equipping pets & mounts is handled, and to easily support adding new gear types.

Pet Quest: The Ghost Stag

The meadows of Habitica are bursting with flowers, sunshine, and.... ominous mist? Looks like a ghost stag is keeping winter alive! Defeat him, and maybe you'll get an egg or three....

And More To Come...

This is only the beginning of all the treats that we've got in store for you. Stay tuned - and happy Spring Fling!


03/18/2014

New Pet Quest Mechanics

Great news - now it is easier to complete the Quest Pet sets! Pet Quest Bosses will now drop 3 eggs instead of 2. Additionally, after you have defeated a Pet Quest Boss two times, those eggs will be gem-purchasable in the market like all other eggs, so that your party doesn't have to replay the same quest over and over :)

WonderCon

HabitRPG will be attending WonderCon from April 18th-20th! Come say hi to Tyler, Leslie, and Vicky, and chat about productivity and games. Tickets are available here.

All the users who visit our booth will receive the Unconventional Armor Accessory Set! (It will also be available if we attend other cons in the future.)

LifeHacker Poll

HabitRPG is in the running to be Lifehacker's #1 To-Do list manager! We've got some tough competition, so if you like our site, please help us out by voting for us here <3


03/02/2014

March Mystery Item

Happy March! The awesome people who subscribe to HabitRPG will now receive the limited-edition March mystery item! The mystery item set will contain a stats-free costume piece that will only be available to the people who are subscribers this March. The set will be revealed on the 25th to everyone, but all people who are subscribers during the month of March will receive it. Get excited - and thank you so much for helping to support HabitRPG! We love you.

Hedgehog Quest

A new pet has been introduced, the Hedgehog. You can find some eggs by battling the Hedgebeast Boss, a quest scroll available in the market.


02/22/2014

The February Mystery Item Set has been revealed for all subscribers... The Winged Messenger Set! All people who are subscribed this February will receive three items:

  • Winged Helm
  • Messenger Robes
  • and... Golden Wings!

The wings are a brand-new type of item, called a Back Accessory! These items appear behind your avatar, so you can wear the wings with any outfit. You still have five more days to subscribe and get the item set. Thank you all so, so much for supporting HabitRPG!


02/18/2014

Translations

Translations are well underway! Many of you should already be seeing HabitRPG in your own languages. If not, head here to see your language's progress or to help translate.

by @paglias, @Sinza-, @Luveluen, and more.

BountySource

We’ve started using BountySource, a service which lets users post bounties on bug fixes and feature requests. Any features or bugs in HabitRPG you’ve been dying to see resolved? Post a bounty to attract contributor attention. Read more here.

by @Cole, @lefnire, @Ryan


02/13/2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Help motivate all of the lovely people in your life by sending them a caring valentine. Valentines can be purchased for 10 gold from the Item Store. For spreading love and joy throughout the community, both the giver AND the receiver get a coveted "adoring friends" badge. Hooray!

By Lemoness and zoebeagle


02/12/2014

Chat & Invite Notifications

Chat & group-invitation notifications are back! Miss them? They currently work for all chat updates in parties & guilds. Any devs willing to jump into @tagging in Tavern, see here.

Toolbar

In order to make room for these notifs, we added a toolbar above the header. You can collapse the toolbar (far-right icon), but take care as Bailey notifs are inside the toolbar!


02/07/2014

February Mystery Item

We're excited to announce a new feature a s a big thank-you to the awesome people who subscribe to HabitRPG! Every month, all subscribers will now receive a limited-edition mystery item! The mystery item will be a stats-free costume piece (like the Absurd Party Robes) that will only be available to the people who are subscribers each month. The February 2014 item will be revealed on the 23rd to everyone, but all people who are subscribers during the month of February will receive it. Subscribe now, get excited, and thank you so much for helping to support HabitRPG! We love you.

Critical Hammer Of Bug-Crushing

Some of you may have noticed that we periodically have some bugs that are nastier than the norm - the dreaded critical bugs. These monstrous apparitions have been snapping at the heels of many a player. For updates on what we're currently working on to improve site stability, read this link - and then jump in to help! Not only will programming assistance reward you with the usual contributor levels, but if you actually manage to fix a bug marked "critical," you will now receive the Critical Hammer of Bug-Crushing as your reward!

Rainbow Hair Colors

Want to spruce up your avatar? Rainbow hair colors are now available! Dye your luscious locks purple, green, or even rainbow-striped, and passersby will look at you with envy.

Stability Update

We've stabilized the site a lot (we're still working out kinks, but we're way better now). Follow the progress here, but here are some workarounds for now:

  • Click slower. VersionError is caused by clicking things off too fast (we're working on a fix).
  • If you see an error, refresh before proceeding.

By Lemoness, mariahm, crystalphoenix, aiseant, zoebeagle, cole, lefnire


02/01/2014

Vice

You awaken after the Winter Wonderland festivities and birthday celebrations with a smile. It's been a snowy, cheerful couple months, and the NPCs have finally returned to their normal attire. But today something is very wrong. Shadowy whisps cover the ground of Habitica, the sky has darkened. At the tavern you hear @DanielTheBard struming dark tales on his lute, and @Baconsaur peering into a mug, grumbling about her mounts swallowed in the shadows. They speak of the same thing: Vice, a dark an terrible foe. This new boss arc is a 3-part quest that requires level 30 to begin. Bring your strongest party members, and don't miss your dailies - there's a powerful weapon at the end!

by @baconsaur & @DanielTheBard


01/30/2014

Happy Birthday, HabitRPG!

The fair land of Habitica is two years old on January 31st! The NPCs are celebrating in style, and it looks like some of the staff is, too! Won't you join in?

Absurd Party Robtes

As part of the festivities, Absurd Party Robes are available free of charge in the Item Store! Swath yourself in those silly garbs and don your matching hats to celebrate this momentous day.

Delicious Cake

What would a birthday be without birthday cake in a myriad of flavors? Of course, pets are very picky, but luckily Lemoness and her team of bakers have plenty of slices to go around. Mmm, delicious!

Last Day of Winter Wonderland Event

Also, just a reminder - January 31st is the final day of the Winter Wonderland event, so it's your last day to get the Limited Edition Winter Hair Colors, the Winter Outfits, the snowballs, and the Trapper Santa and Find the Cub quest scrolls. Remember that mid-progress Trapper Santa and Find the Cub quests will not abort, nor will you lose your scrolls - they will simply be removed from Alexander's marketplace. We hope that you've had a wonderful winter!

Birthday Bash Badge

Finally, to commemorate the fun, all party participants receive a birthday badge! Polish it frequently and wear it fondly.

Thanks so much for being a part of the HabitRPG community. We love you guys, and we can't wait to have you at our sides in the upcoming year! Stay productive, Habiteers, and have an awesome day.

By @lemoness


01/28/2014

Group Plans

We've begun adding plans for groups (parents, teachers, health & wellness administrators, etc). These plans will provide group leaders with more control, privacy, security, and support. Currently only the Organization Plan (top tier) is available (due to tech limitations believe it or not), and we'll be releasing the Family & Group plans later. Click the "Contact Us" buttons if you're interested, and we'll keep you updated!

Individual Plan

We've introduced a $5/mo basic subscription plan. It comes with a number of perks, which you can see here. We'll likely add more benefits over time, follow the conversation here.

Perfect Day Achievement

Now when you complete all your dailies, you stack this badge, plus and additional perk: you get a +(level/2) buff to all stats!

Spread The Word Challenge Update

We have 1k+ submissions, holy cow! Great job everyone! Now, we need to go through these manually, so it will take a few days to a couple weeks to process. The challenge will stay open until we're done choosing our winners, but be sure to edit the To-Do with your submission URL before 1/31, as that's the cut-off date for processing. We'll send a Tweet out when the winner has been selected, so follow @habitrpg and stay tuned.


01/25/2014

Gryphon Quest

A new pet has been introduced, the Gryphon. You can find some eggs by battling the Fiery Gryphon Boss, a quest scroll available in the market.

Note: we'll be fixing the beast-master achievement to work from the original 90 in coming days. Fear not current beast-masters, you'll get sorted soon!

By @baconsaur, @danielthebard


01/16/2014

"Spread The Word" Challenge Updates

If you're not yet participating, check out the Spread The Word Challenge, which has a large prize and many winners. We've made some updates: upped the prize to 80 Gems for the top 20 posts, 100 Gems for the winner. Note: some people are listing their submission as a Tumblr reblog of someone else's post, often with added commentary. Though reblogs are greatly appreciated, we can only count original submissions. Read more challenge guidelines here.

Quest Deadlines

To clear some confusion, you have until Jan 31, 2014 to purchase your quest scrolls, after 1/31 Alexander no longer sells them. You can still begin / finish your quests any time after. Thanks to @Cole, you're now allowed to purchase the Cub quest even if you haven't finished Trapper. Stock up!


01/06/2014

WWE Part 4: Winter Classes

Limited-Edition Winter Class Outfits

Happy winter! Instead of a boring pair of earmuffs, why not use the gold that you earned with all your hard work to buy a Limited Edition class outfit?

From now until January 31st, you will be able to use your gold to buy your current class' armor set from the Rewards store! You can be a Yeti Tamer, a Ski-Sassin, a Candy Cane Mage, or a Snowflake Healer. If you switch classes (system unlocked at level 10), you will gain access to your new classes' armor set. Make sure to collect yours first, though!

What are you waiting for? Go be productive and earn some gold!

by @lemoness

Chat +1

You can now +1 chat messages in Tavern, Guilds, & Parties

Halls

We've added the "Hall of Heroes" and "Hall of Patrons" here, which list our project contributors and Kickstarter backers. Want be amongst those immortalized in the Hall of Heroes? Lend us your sword!


12/31/2013

Winter Wonderland Event Part 3: Party!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Join the NPCs and Staff in showing off your new Absurd party hat.... and have a great night!

by @lemoness

Rebirth

Nothing says New Year like a fresh start. Now when you reach level 50, Ultimate Gear, or BeastMaster, you can begin anew with the most prestigious of achievements: Rebirth. Read more here. But take heed! Scouts have reported monster sightings, harbinged by Trapper Santa. You may need all the strength you can muster come late January, Rebirth is for the hard-core.

by @SabreCat

Checklists

Checklists are here! You can break your Dailies and To-Dos down into bite-size chunks. Their game mechanic takes some learning, so read more here.

by @lefnire

Task Icons & Markdown

Task titles now support Markdown and Emoji, so you can create something like this. Read more here.

by @lefnire

12/25/2013

Winter Wonderland Event Part 2: Rescue the Bears

Quests & Bosses!

A beast is roaring in the distant mountains, mysterious tracks have appeared in the snow. A new feature has been unlocked, Quests & Bosses. As a holiday present, HabitRPG gives you your first quest: "Trapper Santa". Check your inventory, you have until Jan 31 to complete it!

By @lefnire, @pandoro, @Shaners


12/20/2013

Winter Wonderland Event Part 1: The Great Snowball Fight

It's time for HabitRPG's biggest event yet - Winter Wonderland! The fun starts today, on the first day of winter, and ends on January 31st - HabitRPG's birthday.

Get prepared to build new habits, earn fun drops, hold your party members accountable for their tasks, and decorate your avatar. Various features will be rolling out over the course of the event, so expect many updates! For starters...

NPC Decorations

Looks like everyone is really getting into the winter spirit! Check out the new NPC sprites. (And I heard a rumor that the final NPC might show up, just in time for the new year...)

Limited-Edition Holiday Hair-Colors

Now your avatar can dye their hair Candy Cane, Frost, Winter Sky, or Holly! You'll only be able to purchase these hair colors until January 31st, when they will be retired.

The Great HabitRPG Snowball Fight

Yes, you can now buy snowballs and hurl them at all your friends... to, uh, help them improve their habits. How? Weeeeellll, let's just say that after getting walloped, they might find themselves needing some extra gold to escape their predicament...

More to Come

A beast is roaring in the distant mountains, mysterious tracks have appeared in the snow, and Lemoness is furiously crocheting something sparkly.

It's going to be a wild winter.

By @lemoness


12/16/2013

Good gracious, where do I start...


Classes

You can now be a Warrior, Rogue, Wizard, or Healer. See details here.

Armory & Costumes

Once you select your new class, you're now equipped with your new class's apprentice gear. Fear not, your old gear is still available in your inventory! You can switch gear at any time, and wear a different costume than your equipment. See Armory & Costumes

New Customizations

We now have a much wider selection of hair, shirt, facial-hair, body-size, etc. customizations. See Customizations v2

300 Tier Gear

All you $300 backers who have been waiting patiently, your gear is now in! Currently, only available to $300+ backers, but we'll add them as drops to the Boss system once that's released. See 300-tier

API v2

The API has been completely overhauled, and v2 comes with many more routes for a *full featured* API. v1 is no longer supported, take heed ye 3rd-party-ists! For the time being, basic routes are supported (such as up/down -scoring). v2 will be documented soon, and I'll ping you when. see APIv2


By @lemoness @sabrecat @danielthebard @fuzzytrees @crystalphoenix @rosemonkeyct @fandekasp, and many more. (Who am I missing? We'll put up a CONTRIBUTORS.md soon)

12/7/20132

Mounts!

You can now feed your pets and they'll grow into trusty steeds. Obtain food as new random drops, or you can hasten the process buy buying a saddle from Alexander.


By @lemoness @Shaners @baconsaur @RandallStanhope @ashjolliffe @fuzzytrees

11/27/2013

Turkey Event (by @lemoness)

Say hi to our NPCs, dressed to impressed for Turkey day! Also - check your stable, you'll find a fun new pet.

Chat Enhancements (by @Nick Gordon)

Chat can now use markdown, Emoji, and @-tagging. Some pointers on using markdown & Emoji at here. To use @-tagging, simply type '@' in chat.

Party Sorting (by @Fandekasp)

You can now adjust the way you view your party members in the top bar. They can be sorted by level, number of pets, the date they joined the party, or just randomly. Also,