Bit of a different thing today.
A little while back I was texting my mate Jamie about running.
I do run by the way, but my figure is pretty much that of a Qu form FFIX.
Quina is basically me
To me, running is the worst thing. I hate running. But I signed up to do a 5K race for life and I kind of have to train. It’s for charity and you can donate to me here.
Anyway, I was texting Jamie (@GaProgMan) because he a runner and I share what my running tunes are (usually something from a video game). I was moaning saying that I wished my AGL or Stamina would noticeable increase everything I went for a run.
So Jamie’s response was: “Have you heard of HabitRPG?
So, I checked it out.
…and it’s awesome. I’ve been doing it for two weeks now.
Effectively, it’s a scheduling/task/to do list tool with incentives. Everytime you complete a task you get gold and exp, as well as the chance for random drops. Everytime you forget to do a task you lose health.
This is awesome!
Tasks are broken down into a few different things:
To do: you set a task with a due date and the goal is to do it before the end of that date. For example I have things like “Buy Milk: Due Today” and “Draw Picture: Due next week”
Daily: These are regular occurrences that you either do every day, several times a week or once a week. Mine are things like “Floss: Everyday” and “Write Blog Post: Once a week”
Habits: Habits are split into “good” and “bad” habits. If you do a good habit, you get a reward, if you do a bad habit, you lose health. For example a good habit for me is “bring lunch to work” and a bad habit is “pull hair”
I really enjoy it, it keeps me in a good routine (before, I was such a lazy flosser and I always meant to meditate but I never took the time) and also allows me to keep a check-list of things to do.
My main complaint is that (surprising no-one) they don’t have an Windows Phone app. I use HabitRPG Metro which is the best I can get. It’s pretty good as it has the main functionality but lacks some of the optional extra stuff.
It’s a pretty darn good app though. I do use the desktop version as well (they sync together well and they’re both free) though.
The reason is is the desktop version better for inventory management and feeding your pets.
You have pets in the game.
Some of the drops you get are eggs. You can hatch eggs with potions and they turn into pets which may eventually become mounts! I do not have a mount yet :( Heck, I don’t even have a job class yet (although I do believe you get them when you level up a bit).
The one thing I do think that is missing is the ability to give your tasks “types” like “exercise” “productivity” “learning” etc. Because THAT WAY you could have all the “normal” stats like STR, AGL and DEF! I would so love that! But I guess maybe that’s just too much for now.
Actually apparently there ARE stats:
I just have NO IDEA how they work.
I encourage you to try it out.
If you want to join my party, my party ID is 294f35d7-e927-49b8-990c-5316a5bd1e3c
If you want to add me to your party I am ID 3ffb8ecc-abfc-445c-8700-b883d18ac182