Book of Creation
To complete the Book, champions need to collect glyphs. Each word is 4 glyphs, and the Book is 1,000 words long. Therefore, 4,000 glyphs are required for completion.
Progress is displayed as a percentage of Book completion plus any known glyphs of the next word in brackets. Periods are used as placeholders to indicate a blank space for a future glyph in a given word and will fill all 4 spaces when the last known word is complete. An example with 19 words and 3 glyphs is displayed below.
1.9% + [╧┴╡.]
Glyphs can be obtained either by sleeping in a town, by finishing a side job, or by turning in proof of a wanted monster death. When sleeping grants glyphs, it usually grants 3 but occasionally 4 or 2 glyphs, side job completions grant 5 or 6 glyphs, and wanted monster deaths grant 1 or 2 glyphs. A sample text for a hero obtaining 2 glyphs from sleep is recorded below.
Strategies for increasing the speed of completion therefore include...
- ...being careful not to wake the hero.
- ...helping the hero complete side jobs.
- ...helping the hero reach points of interest to obtain new side jobs.
- ...helping the hero defeat wanted monsters that do not have a cash reward listed in the Godville Times.
- ...sending an awakened boss-monster to the Datamine
What Even Are Glyphs?
For the curious, glyphs appear to come from the Unicode block called "Box Drawing" (U+2500 to U+257F). These characters were originally used to create boxes and tables using text alone. In Unicode order, the following characters have appeared as glyphs at least once.
┐ ┘ ├ ┤ ┬ ┴ ┼ ║ ╓ ╔ ╕ ╖ ╗ ╘ ╙ ╛ ╝ ╞ ╟ ╠ ╡ ╢ ╣ ╤ ╥ ╦ ╧ ╨ ╩ ╫ ╬
As these characters were originally designed to create graphics, one might be inclined to wonder whether this means the game will one day have visuals....
Notes & References
|Godville's Goals and Activities|
|Main Goals||Achievements • Pets • Temple • Ark • Lab • Book of Creation • Retirement|
|Collectibles||Gold coins • Gold bricks • Gopher wood • Creatures|
|Heroic Activities||Quests • Side Jobs • Fishing • Digging • Arena • Sparring fights • Dungeons • Sailing • Datamine|
|Divine Activities||Forums • Godville Times • Guilds • Ideabox • Pantheons|