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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:07 pm 
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HabitRPG.com! A neat, free way to gamify your To Do lists and reward yourself for changing your habits.

I've always been an excellent list-maker, but seldom accomplished the stuff on my magnificent lists. Now instead of ignoring those lists (whether out of sloth or forgetfulness), I'm checking my task lists multiple times every day to see how I can earn new armor for my avatar--- and tackling junk I've put off for MONTHS, just in hopes of earning a new pixel-y pet and gold.

As a depressive, lethargic person, any motivational tool that works for me feels like a gift from the gods. I've been using HabitRPG for a a month or two now, and am a big fan.

I used to use an app called "Epic Win" with a similar approach to rewarding oneself for doing mundane chores, but it was totally unsupported and felt unfinished. HabitRPG is well-rounded and has more features; it feels like a game.

How many Habiteers are also PPKers?


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:54 pm 
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This was mentioned in a different thread - of course I can't remember which - but I should really look into this.

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:49 am 
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I'm on HabitRPG! Early adopter, have the veteran and Kickstarter backer achievements to prove it. I've been a little frustrated with the pace of progress (the app, the Android version at least, lacks some of the features of the full desktop version, but the latter doesn't show up properly on my mobile browser even in desktop view), but it's been handy. I think I've been reading more, remembering my reusable grocery bag, and taking my B12 more regularly. Progress?

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:07 am 
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hoveringdog wrote:
I'm on HabitRPG! Early adopter, have the veteran and Kickstarter backer achievements to prove it.


Whooooaaaa, that's so cool!

hoveringdog wrote:
I've been a little frustrated with the pace of progress (the app, the Android version at least, lacks some of the features of the full desktop version, but the latter doesn't show up properly on my mobile browser even in desktop view), but it's been handy. I think I've been reading more, remembering my reusable grocery bag, and taking my B12 more regularly. Progress?


The app is frustrating on iPhone as well. I can only see half of my UUID, for example, and can't communicate with my party.

I use HabitRPG for B12 reminders, too! Also flossing, getting ready for bed BEFORE I'm half-asleep.... all kinds o' stuff. Progress indeed!

I LOVE the way the tasks change color over time. My sense of how much time has passed, so I can easily convince myself it's only been two days since I worked out when it's actually been *cough cough cough* Those dark red tasks keep me honest.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:30 am 
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I signed up! I found a vegetarian & vegan guild, should we start a PPK guild?

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:50 am 
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Please do, Lobsteriffic!


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:37 am 
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oh boo, you need to pay and buy gems to do that. nuts to that.

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:19 pm 
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I've been considering subscribing. If any demand for a PPK HabitRPG guild arises, I'll bite the bullet.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:08 pm 
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I signed up for this recently after seeing it (I think) in the playground. Not sure I get the guilds yet, but I love checking things off to do lists and getting rewarding for doing things I'm supposed to be doing. (You washed the dishes? Let me shower you with gold coins!) I'm also working on setting reasonable expectations for myself.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:34 am 
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How do parties work? I want to quest!

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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mollyjade wrote:
(You washed the dishes? Let me shower you with gold coins!) I'm also working on setting reasonable expectations for myself.


Isn't it fantastic? "You did some push-ups--- take a hatching potion!" They recently added little fanfares, which I will appreciate once they stop startling me.

Reasonable expectations are tough. For years, I've been setting bars waaaaaay too high and then hating myself for not magically achieving perfection. I'm getting better at slow, steady progress toward measurable goals, and the shower of gold coins helps a lot.


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How do parties work? I want to quest!


To create a party: create a party, name it, and ask your HabitRPG friends to send you their UUIDs so you can invite them in. You'll be able to see each other's avatars and stats, but NOT each other's tasks. There's also a chat function for talking with your party and it IS available on the app. I was mistaken yesterday, sorry!

I found a quest at level 15. I don't know if this means they're all findable, but if not I'll buy some gems.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:05 pm 
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I'm on there! I'm not sure it functions quite right on my tablet? I don't use an app, as I have a surface and I have just assumed it doesn't have one. But it keeps telling me to use Chrome and I can't. All I know is that I feed my pets but the bar underneath doesn't move :(

But I have been levelling, so that is something! I may be into a guild! Currently I am in a group with my roommate, but we are moving so who knows.

Either way, I'm not sure how we quest, exactly. I know I clicked for it, but I'm not sure how it happens.

(ps- it WAS in the playground, as I suggested it to Torque, who is having a hard time getting Baggy to do things, and I thought geeky external validation may do the trick!)

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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lycophyte wrote:
All I know is that I feed my pets but the bar underneath doesn't move :(


Ack! That would get to me. Are you feeding them the foods they really like, or random food to random pets? I can't remember if the bar moves visibly if you feed the pet a non-favorite food. Surely it must.

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(ps- it WAS in the playground, as I suggested it to Torque, who is having a hard time getting Baggy to do things, and I thought geeky external validation may do the trick!)


Ooh, do you know if it helped Baggy? Geeky external validation is mighty.


At first I was hesitant to buy the leather armor, forgetting for a moment that it was only BROWN PIXELS. Not leather, brain, not leather.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:34 am 
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lycophyte wrote:
Either way, I'm not sure how we quest, exactly. I know I clicked for it, but I'm not sure how it happens.


The quest scroll will be on your Market/Inventory page. Click it, read about it, and click "invite" at the bottom to invite your party members.

After that, you can see the quest's status on the left-hand side of your Party page. Once everyone's accepted (or you've chosen to start without them) you can read the little quest story, what to expect, and what the reward for completing the quest will be.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Rebekah wrote:
lycophyte wrote:
All I know is that I feed my pets but the bar underneath doesn't move :(


Ack! That would get to me. Are you feeding them the foods they really like, or random food to random pets? I can't remember if the bar moves visibly if you feed the pet a non-favorite food. Surely it must.


I am feeding them the right things. I watched my roommate feed her pets and it moved visibly. I just don't think the app appreciates my use of IE. (I don't appreciate my use of IE but I have a surface tablet and that is all that is allowed)

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:08 am 
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lycophyte wrote:
I am feeding them the right things. I watched my roommate feed her pets and it moved visibly. I just don't think the app appreciates my use of IE. (I don't appreciate my use of IE but I have a surface tablet and that is all that is allowed)


Well crud, lycophyte, that really sucks. You EARNED that food, darnit!


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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This sounds like a stellar idea! I'd heard some folks talking about the concept years back, but wasn't sure anything got done with it. I'm downloading it now!

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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Let us know how you like it, Squeak! It gets better as you level up.


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:51 am 
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Okay, I joined two days ago and this is amazing. I'm embarrassingly keen to get to Level 2.

I'd be keen for a PPK guild, too!

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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Rebekah wrote:
Let us know how you like it, Squeak! It gets better as you level up.


So far it's awesome, even though it doesn't get along with my phone very well (it's possible my phone just doesn't get along with anything). I've had one of the most productive weeks in a long time, and I'm still Level 1. :-))

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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Way to go, Squeak!

I'm a total sucker for the pets. I wish I could have a smiling pet cactus in reality, to say nothing of my pink wolf cub...


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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
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Okay, someone explain to me - how do the pets work? Do I have to be at a certain level before I have access to them? What about quests (short of spending real money on the quest scrolls)?

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 Post subject: Re: HabitRPG
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:03 am 
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Morgyn:

1) PETS

At level 4, SOME of your actions will be rewarded with either an egg, a hatching potion, or food. If you apply hatching potion to an egg, it becomes a pet. There are 90 pets you can 'create' with various potion/egg combinations; bears, wolves, skeletons, cacti---- I'm such a sucker for the pets. The 'variable rewards' system is great for me, it keeps me productive in hopes of a surprise. Every accomplishment is rewarded with gold or silver and experience points.

If you feed a pet enough food (they grow much faster with their favorite foods), it becomes a "mount." That means it's big enough for your avatar to ride!

2) QUESTS

At Levels 15 and 30 I was given quest scrolls for free, and I assume you will be, too. Some quests involve defeating a boss through accomplishing your tasks, others involve collecting objects--- which will be "dropped" on you randomly, same as the eggs, hatching potions, etc..

Each quest scroll comes with a list of rewards for completing the quest, so you'll know what to expect. There might be gold, experience points, armor, a special pet... good stuff!

Don't worry, you can have plenty of fun without ever spending real-world money.


Morgyn, how are you doing at HabitRPG so far?


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Cheers, Rebekah - information much appreciated, I was finding the Wiki a bit confusing!

I've got a free day today, so I've been busily knocking things off the to-do list for the purpose of reaching level 4 and starting to get item drops. Hopefully the item drops themselves will be as motivating as the possibility of them. :P

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Morgyn wrote:
Hopefully the item drops themselves will be as motivating as the possibility of them. :P


Hopefully! If not, you'll have 'class' changes and quests to look forward to, plus the occasional seasonal novelty--- like turning a friend into a ghost.

Once you get to Level 4 (won't take you long!) I recommend this list of Food Preferences (scroll down, open table). It takes a lot of food for a pet to reach adulthood/become a mount, but they barely, barely grow at all eating non-favorite foods.

Right now all of the foods have been replaced with candy for Halloween. They work the same way, and the candy names will make it obvious which pets prefer them.


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