HABITICA: Your Fridge Is Stinky. Roll For Initiative!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Vast Derp, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    You can't see other people's to-do's or anything. The only way someone will know you didn't do a thing is if you're in a boss battle and the boss attacks the team and even then they don't know WHICH thing you didn't do.
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  2. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors onion hydration

    I made an account back when it was habitrpg and immediately backed out because I cannot deal with punishment systems
    has it become less of one now? was i just kind of being a pissbaby even back then? i also do not like the 'earn your rewards' thing but if jacktrash finds it doesn't ping that button for him so much...
    i need SOMETHING to get my life on track. though atm i am so fucking tired just generally that it's looking like a mountain to climb.
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  3. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel certainly something

    @TwoBrokenMirrors If punishments (an aspect of Dailies) make you nope out, you can set things up as Habits or To-Do's. I don't deal well with punishment, either, so I only set that up for things I am 100% sure I can do without it being stressful.

    Habits have an optional punishment, but you have to set it up that way. AFAIK, the rewards are the same for good habits with or without a complementary bad habit.

    To-Do's can't harm you, and my understanding is that they can be deleted without consequence. They do turn colors if you don't do them for a while, indicating that they are old, BUT you also get more gold for doing older tasks. I like that, because it reminds me of things I've been intending to do for a while, and rewards me for doing them rather than punishing me for not doing them sooner.

    Also, thanks to Habitica, I can now floss regularly without panicking. ;P (Well, Habitica and a general progression towards better mental health.)

    EDIT: I believe @Raire set hers up to be without punishments, so she probably knows better!

    Also also, I am not motivated by buying IRL treats with virtual coins. Then again, I don't have hang ups relating to deserving nice things. I personally like to buy the armor and raise the pets! It's been plenty of motivation for me so far.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
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  4. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    I basically just put stuff in the habits instead of dailies when it stresses me out too much to get punished for not doing it in a daily.
    And when I fail or do the opposite (like, say, not washing the dishes), I don't click on the minus part of the habit. It is just there and neutral. This way I can have a reward everytime I do a thing, but I don't suffer from not doing it. Once I have made something very firmly part of my routine I move it to my dailies. Sometimes there is something important I really want to make part of my routine, so I give it a try in dailies instead of starting in habits, but that doesn't tend to work well and I've "died" several times from that, so it varies.
    I also don't feel motivated by buying IRL treats with virtual coins, and actually get annoyed by that, so I basically leave the Rewards section alone.
    Also, since sometimes I have a lot less spoons than other days, instead of choosing the difficulty of a task in my to do, or using the checklist, I make several separate to do entries for steps in the task. A bigger reward for a bigger effort, without having to go with the fuss of clicking on several tasks individually to choose if they are easy, medium or hard (I find that really, really annoying).
    I also specifically chose healer so I would die less/take less damage, so I wouldn't get upset from dying a lot.
    Those are all the tips I can remember off the top of my head.
    I also take breaks by just putting myself in the inn if I am having a bad week so I can concentrate on surviving.
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  5. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    My dailies are all things that are a)relatively basic for me and b) will fuck up my day if i decide not to do them. So while my friend has dailies like "read for 20 minutes" and "walk half a mile" my dailies are more like "eat breakfast" "take your vitamins" "go outside". Its the stuff that depression tends to convince me is pointless/too much effort/i dont deserve to do, but that helps me feel better. I deliberately calibrated it so that i should be able to meet all my dailies on my worst lowest-spoon days.

    All my "now i will be productive!" stuff like exercise and chores and such are habits, so i dont get punished if i dont have spoons but i do get credit if i put out the effort and do it. I have a bad habit of being like "yeah i did a zillion things but they Dont Count as accomplishing things because reasons" so thats a good counter for me.

    I also dont do custom rewards at all either, because i am mean enough to myself without help, thanks. But buying equipment and such is pretty fun so i dont feel like gold is pointless.

    Also! WORLD BOSS! This gonna be good.png
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
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  6. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel certainly something

    Other than in the announcement, can we see the World Boss anywhere?

    (My dailies are all personal hygiene things. Mostly dental hygiene because that hits the panic button because of reasons.)
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  7. Lambda

    Lambda everything happens so much

    You can see its stats in the Tavern-- I didn't even know we had a World Boss til just now -_-
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  8. Another Shy One

    Another Shy One More books than clothes

    Quick question, at what level can you choose a different role other than the basic warrior? *is n00b*
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  9. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel certainly something

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  10. Another Shy One

    Another Shy One More books than clothes

    @Avery thank you!! Five more to go then...
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  11. Lambda

    Lambda everything happens so much

    Does anyone else have problems with their tasks being moved around? I need my To-Dos to be in a specific order, and it keeps dropping my tasks to the bottom of the list, even after I put them back at the top. Dunno why it makes me so upset, but it's fucking awful.
  12. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel certainly something

    @Lambda I think I have that happen a few times, it's very annoying! Especially if I have a big list task. :\ Dunno why it happens, though.
  13. An Actual Bird

    An Actual Bird neverthelass, Brid persisted, ate third baggel

    I joined! [​IMG] Or, well, I reactivated my account from, like, a year ago, and joined the guild. I didn't add too many tasks yet because I'm away from home, but hopefully having people to do this with will keep me on track.
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  14. WithAnH

    WithAnH Space nerd

    Level 10! I'm a MAGE! :D
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  15. Another Shy One

    Another Shy One More books than clothes

    One more question, can you join multiple parties or can there be only one?
    1. I would like to make another party and possibly change my class because lady knights are amazing, which would mean loosing all my spells I think? But that's okay, I'm kinda bored with them rn.
    2. My rewards are things I really shouldn't do that often, like eat out and buy a game on Steam. I need a lot more relaxation and spoon recovery activities than that, but I also feel weird buying IRL activities. So I've limited my rewards to things I can't do a lot anyway even though they make me happy and made them all fairly expensive.
  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    the things i set up as dailies are the things that i want to know whether i've done them yet or not. stuff like 'take meds' and 'water plants' where i sometimes find myself going "wait, did i do that or?" so i can go look whether i've checked it off.

    i have all positive habits with no minus sign to click except for one thing i'm trying to work on cutting back on, 'compulsively refreshing tumblr' which is set to 'trivial' and only dings me a fraction of one hit point -- i just want to have to click a thing each time i do it so that i notice i'm doing it. cuz otherwise i can lose hours to refreshing over and over. and my habit 'eat home-cooked meals' has both a plus and a minus, because i want to keep an eye on it and make sure i don't order in or eat fast food too often. again, set to 'trivial' and the punishment is insignificant.

    to-do's, now, i have fifty million of them, i make a to-do for each of my projects, i don't mind that the list keeps getting longer and longer, i'm just careful about tagging them. cuz i view that not as a list of things i should've done already, but as an ACTIVITY MENU!!! of interesting things i could be doing. granted, some of the to-do's are stuff i don't want to do, but when 90% of the list is knitting projects or gardening, and the only timed items are cooking, the occasional boring chore doesn't seem to signify.

    as for rewards, i've decided on a strict policy of never putting self-care as a reward. i think it's kind of bad that their example reward is a 15 minute break. i don't think you should ever have to earn self-care, i think self-care belongs in to-do's and dailies and you should be rewarded for doing it! my rewards are chips, candy, sugary drinks, and alcoholic drinks, and i have them set super cheap, it's just so i am reminded to click a thing each time i get one and don't lose track of having gotten it. and i have several 100g rewards that are shopping sprees -- yarn store, kitchen store, tokens for tappy games -- where i tend to occasionally shop for fun anyway, but this way i sort of... how to explain. it's not that i regulate how often i do it, because i don't think i do it too much. but it's a way of making the decision of whether it's okay to do it, so i don't have to feel guilty. i think 100g might be too low a price, though, i'm capable of buying these shopping sprees more often than i think it's actually a good idea to do them.

    oh, and the most important reward, which i have set at 20g so i can almost always afford it: Today Is Canceled. this isn't for self-care, i don't make myself have to buy it if i'm taverning due to illness or whatever. this one is just. if i don't feel like doing stuff. no justification needed. bad exfunc day, grumpy, want to go on a road trip instead, whatever. the only reason it costs even that much is so i can't do it for too many consecutive days without at least trying to tackle some tasks.
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  17. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    When i feel better, i might steal Today is Cancelled. I just remembered days when i can do things but decide not to are a thing that exists and i remember feeling really good. Thanks.
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  18. wixbloom

    wixbloom artcute

    I established a 100 gold reward called "Get out of Gym Free" because, while gym is one habit I wanna get more disciplined about doing, the eventual "nope don't wanna" is acceptable. It's really expensive because way too many days have been "nope don't wanna" recently, and that ends up being frustrating and guilt-inducing rather than satisfactory.

    I hate the whole "reward youself with self-care" thing, but what DOES work for me is "reward yourself with fun" - a movie or videogames or something. Not because I think I have to earn them so much as because my anxiety flares up if I do those things while having uncompleted chores. So I can point at the rewards system and make it shut up by showing it that I am only watching the nice movie BECAUSE I've gotten a lot done recently!
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
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  19. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    Does anyone else fiddle with the Difficulty of things? Like, I have "Do Dishes" as a daily, which is usually Med but today. Ugh. Nope. It wasn't even that much but work has trashed my spoons this week. I bumped it to Hard for today because Nope and dammit it was harder.
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