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| <div id="mp-tfa" style="padding:2px 5px"> <div id="mp-dyk"> [[File:Lightbulb.JPG|right|thumb|I have an idea!]] '''Your Ideabox Neighborhood Resources''' <br> <sub>By: {{god|SourceRunner}}</sub>
  
Last week we discussed the “Spoiled rotten stinking good for nothing worthless.... oh, um... I mean the 4th Generation. Today we’ll take a look at the “altocalypse” or “Altageddon, Altalysm” or...
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''Ideabox:'' '''1.''' n. The developers' crowd-sourced mechanism for determining what the Godville deity wants to see in his/her hero(ine)'s environment and diary. '''2.''' v. To idly or competitively submit ideas to and/or vote for ideas in the Ideabox. '''3.''' v. To engage in and/or enjoy the community that has built itself up around this initially lonely-seeming activity.  
  
'''''“The Altolution”'''''
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Whether one is new to the Ideabox or is an old hand at submitting and voting, there are resources and indicators that the ideaboxing community has or has developed of which you may not be aware. The below will provide an overview of many of the resources to get you started or continue to develop your skills in the long game sport of Godville.
  
'''The Fifth Generation of Godville: 925 g.e. - 1155 g.e''' <br>Gods 3 days-7 months old
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# [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Ideabox GodWiki on Ideabox]: This article can answer most of the basic questions and prevent the worst errors that can get an idea voted down-- errors such as putting a field monster combat entry into duelbox or using indecipherable variables. It also provides interesting information about what to expect when certain numbered of ideas and grammar corrections get accepted; some of the perks are well worth the effort.
 
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# [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/793 What Not to Ideabox, a la Gorgeous George:] This parody and self-lampooning thread, actually titled "How to Make Your Idea FAIL in the Ideabox [...]" is chock full of tactics that have been proven not to work (that week-old 4chan meme with the comment "LOL look it up"? Not your best bet) and examples of 0-3 yes-vote-earners from deities of all levels, that we're laughing off. Celebrating, even. Why? Because ideaboxers don't have skeletons in our closets, we have doughnut recipes.
The developers were busy beavers in this generation, working hard to debut the new Android app and the ability to combine artifacts before their third birthday came up. They kindly rewarded all of us with thirty charges on the game’s birthday, confirming a tradition that now makes non-payers look forward to their 4th birthday. They also took a page from the Weekly Harvest and added games to their paper with the crossword puzzle, but they lost credibility when they hired the scam-artist astrologist.
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# Guild Council/Guild Palringo: Chances are that one or more of your guildmates is an experienced ideaboxer who might be willing to talk and walk with you through the brainstorming, writing, submitting, voting, ERing, acceptance/rejection, and even appeal of an idea. Never hesitate to ask for help from your support network.
 
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# Palringo Ideabox Chat: This chat, titled "gv i.d.e.a" (thank you, {{god|Jimbob64}}, for getting that information) is not listed in the Palringo index, but it is reportedly a wildly fun place where helpful deities abound. It has been known to hold open brainstorming sessions, allow for pre-submission idea editing and enhancement, and be a signboard for current ideabox challenges.
While all this was going on, Alternate accounts were growing at a rapid rate, surpassing numbers imaginable by most players. The prophecies of mottos of old like “Everyone's an alt” were coming true. Guilds were even formed around them with their own missions and roles in Godville.
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# The ✔, The X, or The □: Most of those funny symbols in heroes' motto lines represent guild affiliation, but these three signal Ideabox affiliation (courtesy of Kyrin and Blue Panda). Those of us with these symbols consider ourselves serious ideaboxers. If you contact one of us, we can put you in touch with one of our number willing to mentor a beginning ideaboxer or partner with an existing ideaboxer for a small-group ideabox challenge.
 
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# Other Guilds’ Wikis: In the event that your own guild does not contain an ideaboxer or has no guild-specific ideaboxing resources, consider scouring other guilds’ wiki pages. Some of the larger guilds have posted or linked resources for their members’ convenience. Resources and guides placed in GodWiki are open source and available for use by all.
[[₳ltoholics ₳nonymous]] – Founded Dec. 18, 2012. This guild built a coalition of pet rescuers who refuse to let any pet stay knocked out anywhere in Godville.
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# [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/192 Why Is Everyone Such a Harda** in the Ideabox?] can be and periodically has been repurposed for general gripes. It is a good resource for airing grievances and knowing that you are not alone, or for a general query about if your grievance is a common problem.
 
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# [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1601 ER] is a Workman's Forum thread dedicated to the function and improvement of the Enhancement Room. From time to time, it has been used to guide new ER personnel in the honing of their enhancement skills. It has also been a ground for discussion of the philosophy of enhancement.
[http://godvillegame.com/stats/guild/Another%20Guild Another Guild] – Founded in Dec. of 2012. Serves it's purpose as a last refuge for alts where they would be safe from any responsibilities.
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# [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/3 New Ideas and Feature Proposals] is also a thread in the Workmen's Forum, but it is not strictly devoted to the ideabox. Instead, it takes suggestions to improve game function and content. Historically, this has included suggestions for the improvement of the Ideabox itself. Please note, it is best to check the "Harda**" and "ER" fora first, to see if there is an explanation for a particular feature being the way that it is.
 
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# Blank Spots: The largest resource for the ideaboxer is the blank spot/underpopulated category. The developers and other deities will often list the ones that most concern them in the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2297 Wanted Content] thread in the Workmen’s Forum. However, intuition is actually the most potent way to recognize a blank spot or underpopulated category: listen to your internal narrative. When you catch yourself thinking, “Why isn’t this concept in the game?” or “That’s weird; why don’t I see more of--?” or “I’m so tired of seeing this entry; we need more variety!” you have probably recognized a blank spot. Recognition leads to being able to do something about it.
[[The Glorious Guild of Gorgeous George]] – Founded March 11, 2013. This guild finally gave the proud, few Gorgeous people of Godville a place to avoid the rest of us ugly, disgusting souls.
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# Voting Strategies: The Ideabox is much more populous now than it ever has been before. Specifically for any who may be feeling overwhelmed by voting, the Ideabox community has been developing the following strategies to reduce stress over the "firehose effect."
 
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And least but not last, well last, too, but still... The [http://godvillegame.com/stats/guild/Order%20of%20the%20Pizza Order of the Pizza]. Appeared in April-ish of 2013. No one knows anything about this guild except for one, lonely alt, who has pled the 5th slice.
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:<li>Tier Focus: Some focus on level one, preferring to leave the "drudge work" of correcting to others and instead decide what gets to ER in the first place. Others focus on ER, preferring to leave the "drudge work" of all that voting to some and instead pursue the goal of the perfect entry from the cream of the crop. Result? Half the work, half the stress level.</li>
 
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:<li>Job Share: Some have discussed splitting level one voting with a friend with similar tastes. These partners report to each other where they last left off voting, and pick up at stopping points so as not to duplicate efforts or give particular ideas unfair advantage. This must be carefully arranged (no actual pairs yet documented, just discussion), and each person must have the same voting power. Result? Theoretically, everyone takes a lesser voting burden.</li>
Although fewer active original gods were being created than alts, it seemed, some important members of this generation to get to know are:
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:<li>Repetition: This method generally only appeals to Ideabox addicts and ER predators. It entails visiting the Ideabox multiple times per day, and voting on/ERing the ideas that have become available recently. Result? While the work level is the same, the smaller portions that it comes in make it less onerous.</li>
 
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* {{god|The Only Good God}} – 6 months old. Expect great things from this god, who's full of creativity.
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* {{god|Dragolord}} – 5 months old. Only once has he been seen to not be “out”.
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<li>Submission Strategy: With the increase in Ideabox population has come the problem of ideas "getting lost in the flood." Whether this is real or imagined, it is a true concern for many who feel that creation of a wildly funny/truly memorable/completely original idea is now close to impossible. Until we get our confidence back, the following tactics have been growing in prevalence.</li></ol>
* {{god|Katie Scarlett}} – 5 months old. Another ambitious newcomer goddess who can't be friended enough. Her main may be older, but she made her “public debut”, in true debutante fashion, in the 5th Gen.
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:<li>Ideabox Challenge: Some have developed groups and partnerships where they challenge each other to design ideas to certain specifications (make use of a particular pair of variables in a diary entry, or include a certain key phrase in submitter's choice of category, for instance) over a defined period in time. This tactic has often been used to break mutual writer's block and provide variety fast for a previously unpopulated function, but it is finding new use in elevating ideas above the flood that the Ideabox is experiencing. Since the Ideabox challenge produces a large number of thematically similar ideas in a short space of time, it trains voters to look at these entries more in relation to each other than to the overall population of ideas. While competition between these ideas becomes fiercer, the themed ideas stand above the flood as a group and together appear to attract more voter attention than when sprinkled at random. It is important to note that these challenges come in two flavors. 'Community Challenge' gets spread and passed along throughout the Ideabox community so far that nobody can be certain who submitted what, which makes voting effectively blind again. 'Small Group Challenge' (originated by {{god|Morrigan Dahlia}}) involves pairs and triads, where ease of determining who submitted what or mutual quality checking requires that participants arrange a moratorium on voting or ERing. To get involved in a community challenge or start one of your own, look for someone with a , , or X in the motto. </li>
'''Favorite HM 5th gen gods:'''
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:<li>[http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/521 Idea Appeal:] This thread in the Workman's Forum is the developers' way of letting us explain ideas that the developers rejected. An idea placed in this thread, with full description of any references and a lucid explanation of exactly what makes it funny will receive a second review from the developers. Not all ideas placed in this thread will be accepted on this second review, but several have and may now be seen around Godville. It is suggested that no more than eight ideas be submitted for second review in a single post, as there appears to be a direct correlation between a low number of ideas and successful acceptance on second review. </li>
 
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* {{god|Rosalind Vivian}} – 1 month old. A fun, smart aleck, pure-bred HMer if I’ve ever smelt one.
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This list of resources is as complete as possible, but may easily have missed the full extent of support available on Palringo. Please consider going beyond these resources as you build your own connections with the Ideabox Community. Happy Ideaboxing!
* {{god|NASCAR Fanatic}} – 2 months old. A speed freak with great plans for the HM grounds.
 
 
 
We are now living in the 6th generation of Godville, and it is up to all of us to determine what it will be. I’ve made my predictions for the future, but if we all continue to make this game fun for ourselves and each other, the future will be bright.
 
 
 
''Special thanks to {{god|Elementarion}} and {{god|Lady Shadows}} for their help in researching this series of articles. I couldn’t have done it without you two!''
 
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| [[File:Bella Stewart.jpg|thumbnail|Queen of evil]] '''Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!'''
 
 
 
It's summertime again in Godville, and I don't know about you, but I've been sweltering. Here are some of my favorite ways to cool off:
 
 
 
* Hang out in Dr. Frank-n-furter's laboratory. It's deep in the dungeon, so it stays naturally cool. Plus, you can run around in your underwear and no one will raise an eyebrow. Just make sure you decline, politely but firmly, if he offers to have you for dinner.
 
* Beat the heat with one of those snow-producing Punishes. So what if your hero complains that ice shards would have been better. Zap his whiny little butt as you relax in your snowbank.
 
* Once again, to the pup-a-pult! Flinging ice-water balloons is sure to help your neighbors keep their cool. No, it's not as fun as catapulting canines, but the frozen puppies just resulted in a lot of unconscious bodies and ugly lawsuits.
 
* Treat yourself to the newest drink sensation, the Last Resort Iced Tea! Simply dunk a teabag in a glass of chilled '''Dark Flame'''. It tastes awful, but after three of them, you won't care. About anything. At all.
 
* Throw a moat party! A dip in the moat is sure to cool everyone off, and it's a great excuse to throw a party. Serve penguin smoothie daiquiris, Last Resort Iced Teas, pupsicles, and kitty krunch ice cream. Just be sure to skim off the floating body parts, and mind the Cracked Kraken.
 
* Try out the summer special at the Harvest Moon Day Spa - a Bloody Mary bath! Similar to the standard Bloodbath, but chilled with worcestershire sauce and tabasco. Makes you tingly all over!
 
* Hang out with me, Bella Stewart! Not only are you guaranteed to have a Fabulass© time, but some of my natural coolness is bound to rub off on you.
 
 
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'''''Note:''' Our regular interviewer has, inspired by the Philosoraptor interviewed last week, gotten too drunk on '''Dark Flame''' this week to make any sensible questions. However, the Philosoraptor has sobered up since then, and will be asking the questions for this edition of the Weekly Harvest. Please bear with us as we attempt to remove the barrel of '''Dark Flame''' from the interviewer's clutches.''
 
  
* '''Q:''' If Pinocchio said his nose would grow, would it?
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* '''Q:''' Why do you fight heroes?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' What? Pinocchio? I knew I paid too much for that wooden liar.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
* '''Q:''' If time gets frozen and then reactivated, for how long was it frozen?
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* '''Q:''' Why is that?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I prefer pre-cooked. I bought some meat labelled pre-cooked two days ago at Mon-Mart, but it was raw! Mon-Mart needs to begin correctly labeling their meat.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
* '''Q:''' Is a rivalry between two Vegetarian Cannibals still called a beef?
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* '''Q:''' Does that go for anything I ask you about?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' You'll have to ask one. There's one working by the register at Mon-Mart. That mole-dug veggie is way too forward - he tried to deny me my right as a customer to buy meat. If I ever find out who his boss is, I'll have him fired.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
* '''Q:''' What happens if a doctor eats an apple?
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* '''Q:''' I think I can guess the answer. I guess there's no use trying?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Don't speak to me about apples! The last twenty apples I've bought at Mon-Mart were all rotten! Every. Single. One.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you...}}
* '''Q:''' What would you do if all your friends told you not to give in to peer pressure?
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* '''Q:''' Okay, okay, I get it.
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I don't know, and I don't care. I'm out of here to go return this so-called fish. Bah, "babel fish", they said. This is salmon! I'm so gonna get that register Cannibal fired...}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' No, you don't. If you want to get it, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
''We do hope our regular interviewer will be back next week. If you have a burning question for a Godville [[monster]], or a particular [[monster]] you’d like to know more about, submit your questions or ideas to the HMWH staff. Thank you.''
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''Our interviewer tried to end the interview at this point, which also required a formal request... in triplicate, the submission of which had to be accompanied by a formal request... You get the picture. As far as we know, he’s still doing paperwork. We hope he’ll be done in time to complete his assignment for next week! If you have a burning question for a Godville [[monster]], or a particular [[monster]] you’d like to know more about, submit your questions or ideas to the HMWH staff. Thank you.''
 
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'''This Week’s Riddle:'''
  
''I lie waiting, in a rotating room with players who look just like me. We play a game of life and death which none of us can see. We have no skills, except to be fast. Because, in this game, he who hits first is he who hits last.''
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''I'm loved and hated by many and some. A sweet little thing, I'm creative and fun. I'm here everyday whether you like me or not. Watch me carefully. I tend to cause problems a lot.''
  
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| '''Lufus''' - 72nd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Amulet of Yendor or bust!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/destruction?page=2#p_192 192nd position] in the [[pantheon of destruction]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Falke}}. We've had many reports that a Decomposing Composer has been afraid to make eye contact with him since their last encounter.
 
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| '''Lufus''' - 72nd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Amulet of Yendor or bust!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=1#p_98 98th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Falke}}. We've had many reports that a Wiki Lynx has been afraid to make eye contact with him since their last encounter.
 
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| [[File:RosalindV.JPG|thumb|left|Lit by the light of the moon, a violinist plays a somber tune...]]Get to know a member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|Rosalind Vivian}}
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| [[File:Somn.jpg|thumb|left|“This is the face of evil?” <br>Get to know her, folks... We dare you!]]Get to know a member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is none other than our very own comic artist extraordinaire: {{God|Somnias Vagus}}
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* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
 
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' My hero chose Harvest Moon for me, by leading me down the "right" path. Some random voice about Harvest Moon was heard. I thought, why not? :)}}
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA1.jpg|thumb|center|Ahahahahahahaha... Oh, wait. You were serious? I didn’t. No regrets, though!]]}}
* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' My hero is very "naughty" with his coin purse because he leaves it in the knot of a tree.}}
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* '''Q:''' Name some things that you and your hero have in common.
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' It is so creepy, because I was talking to my GV friend and we wondered if our heroes knew what we were thinking; I read my hero's diary and he said, “I wonder what my goddess is thinking.” So, clearly, my hero and I are both psychic. Also, we are both ADHD and lucky as heck. Many of my arena battles were won by luck. I blame the luck of the moon. :)}}
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* '''Q:''' What song do you like to dance to?
* '''Q:''' What advice would you give a newer player?
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA3.jpg|thumb|center|I can’t dance.]]}}
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Always ask the questions you don't have the answer to. Opportunities will come and the game could be more entertaining. :)}}
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* '''Q:''' If you had to choose between frolicking with butterflies or hugging a puppy, which would you choose and why (death is not an option).
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* '''Q:''' What color underwear are you wearing?
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA4.jpg|thumb|center|... I’m not going to check.]]}}
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* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnB1.jpg|thumb|center|I can do a double lunge in fencing :) It’s basically doing one lunge after another without pause - something which takes a lot of explosive energy.]]}}
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* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
 
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I would like some nyan cat on my sammich. :)}}
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA2.jpg|thumb|center|I’ll let you know when I get around to trying it.]]}}
* '''Q:''' Where would your hero go on his first date...assuming he ever gets one?
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' My hero did ask me (his goddess) on a date. Not going to happen. I think my slightly insane, adventurous hero would go to [[Unspecifiedistan]] for a date. :)}}
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''What would you like to know about your [[Harvest Moon]] guild mates? Submit your questions to any member of the Weekly Harvest staff!'
 
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| '''SERVICE:''' Tired of watching your champion try to impress people who would never consider going on a date with them? Try the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2330 Lonely Heroes Dating Service!] We’ll help your hero/ine find a match ''outside'' the arena!
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| '''WANTED:''' Synchronized digging lessons will pay in kitty schmiches. Look for the hero outside Beerburgh, surrounded by holes and scratching his head.
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Signs! Help wanted signs, yard/garage sale signs, beware of pet dust bunny signs and more! We even have make custom signs! Visit Signs Eventually in Monsterdam where we know you aren’t in a hurry.
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' 1000 broken gold bricks! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Where else are you going to find such a good deal? Do you really want to wait for your hero to gather those same old non-broken bricks for you on his/her own time?  Get one step closer to building your temple and buy your bricks today! Visit Bob’s Big Box o’ Blocks in Beerburgh today!
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before. Those who are serious, call: 555-TIME-WAR
 
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| <br>'''FOUND:''' Lost first-generation hero wandering town square. Last seen heading into an equipment shop murmuring about beer money. Contact GV’s Lost-n-Foundlings to reconnect!
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| <br>'''LOST:''' 7830 gold coins. Last seen in Beerburg, where hero last stopped to heal. If found, please deposit into his savings account: #426-543-3464. Thank you!
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| <br>'''PERSONAL:''' Kind, anorexic, idiotic male w/ sun dog. Likes drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking and drinking. Seeking anyone who is interested, preferably female (males are fine, though. He’s really desperate). Please contact [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2330?page=1#post_195898 The Only Good Man] via the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2330 Lonely Heroes Dating Service.]
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| <br>'''NEEDED:''' Evil hero that does not run away, spend money on useless stuff, and is not in constant need of resurrecting/pet rezzing … Cancel the add, dude. What am I saying...?
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' 45 defective Deus ex machinas. You must act now for this limited time offer! For more information call Thingama-Bob’s or stop by today! Located next door to Bob’s Big Box o’ Blocks in Beerburgh!
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'''How to play:'''
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* Each week, there will be four “questions” posted here (and only here) in the Weekly Harvest. Answers to the questions can be found in the wiki, on the HM web site, in the forums or will be math/logic-based.
 
* Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la ''Jeopardy!'').
 
* Answers must be submitted via the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum]. ''Answers only, please! Don’t give away the questions to non-WH readers.''
 
* The first god/dess to get all four questions right will win four (4) charges ''and'' be automatically entered to play in the '''Over the Moon Championship''', held monthly on Palringo (yes, you’ll need to join Pal to play).
 
* The winner of the '''OtM Championship''' (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!
 
 
 
'''This week’s Answers:'''
 
 
 
# 2004's “Best Band on the Planet” began with an ad in this paper.
 
# This is 300 years after 100 BC.
 
# NASCAR Fanatic owes Idgie Threadgoode 365 kitty sammiches after they bet who could drink the most '''Dark Flame''' in a go, which he lost. He promises to start paying it down, but due to having spent all his money on the '''Dark Flame''', he has to save for a year to afford it. Therefore, he decides to start paying down the debt on July 4th, 2015. He will then give Idgie Threadgoode one sammich per day until he is no longer in debt. This is the date he gives Idgie Threadgoode the last sammich.
 
# Debonair HP4M was murdered on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the HM Guild Hall. At the time of the murder there were: Lady Darkness, Bellatrixie, Doctor Frank-n-furter, Elementarion, and Mistress of Science. <br> * LD: I was adjusting the height of the torture chamber table. <br> * Bella: I was making a penguin smoothie for breakfast. <br> * Doctor Frank: I was “fixing the squeak” on HP4M's... closet door. <br> * Elementarion: I was mixing up another batch of '''Dark Flame'''. <br> * MoS: I was listening to the soothing moans emanating from the dungeon. <br>This is who the murderer is.
 
 
 
  
Congratulations to last week’s winner, {{god|Reyas}} who will be joining {{god|Nyrini}} and {{god|Godofbeer}} in this month’s Championship round! Who will be the final contestant for this round? It could be you! See you in the forum!
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*'''What:''' First Godville National Tournament <br>When: Registration is ''now'' through July 19. <br>Where: Godville arena - all are welcome! Visit the [http://s3.godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1796 forum] and [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Godville_National_Tournament wiki] for more info. <br>Why: Fun! Prizes! All the cool kids are doing it!
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*'''What:''' First Godville National Tournament <br>'''When:''' Registration is over and fights have begun! <br>'''Where:''' Track your friends’ and guildmates’ progress on the tournament’s [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Godville_National_Tournament tournament’s wiki]. <br>'''Why:''' Some fights are just as fun to watch as they are to participate in! See what interesting tactics the gladiators come up with to help them overcome the limited-GP hurdle. <br><br>
*'''What:''' Lonely Heroes Dating Service <br>When: All day, every day! <br>Where: The [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2330 Main Square]. <br>Why: Unless your hero/ine can get a date on their own (yeah, right!) you need this!
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*'''What:''' Pirate raid!! <br>'''When:''' Soon! <br>'''Where:''' The [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2132?page=26#post_209181 Silver Raven Piracy Guild] forum and/or "raid-gv" on Palringo. <br>'''Why:''' Need some more excitement in your life? Bossing around your hero getting a little tedious? Need that one rare treasure to decorate your home? Then it's high time you went on a Raid! Join a Raid on another guild, alongside others, for your chance to snag some loot. Afterwards, come to the weekend-long Raid party and celebrate your "earnings"!
 
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This week’s featured topic: Ideabox Resources

Other useful links:

  1. The HM Website
  2. HM Merchandise
  3. Our Town Influence

Who saw this coming? • #37

Opening the Lid of the Ideabox

I have an idea!
Your Ideabox Neighborhood Resources
By: GodSourceRunner 

Ideabox: 1. n. The developers' crowd-sourced mechanism for determining what the Godville deity wants to see in his/her hero(ine)'s environment and diary. 2. v. To idly or competitively submit ideas to and/or vote for ideas in the Ideabox. 3. v. To engage in and/or enjoy the community that has built itself up around this initially lonely-seeming activity.

Whether one is new to the Ideabox or is an old hand at submitting and voting, there are resources and indicators that the ideaboxing community has or has developed of which you may not be aware. The below will provide an overview of many of the resources to get you started or continue to develop your skills in the long game sport of Godville.

  1. GodWiki on Ideabox: This article can answer most of the basic questions and prevent the worst errors that can get an idea voted down-- errors such as putting a field monster combat entry into duelbox or using indecipherable variables. It also provides interesting information about what to expect when certain numbered of ideas and grammar corrections get accepted; some of the perks are well worth the effort.
  2. What Not to Ideabox, a la Gorgeous George: This parody and self-lampooning thread, actually titled "How to Make Your Idea FAIL in the Ideabox [...]" is chock full of tactics that have been proven not to work (that week-old 4chan meme with the comment "LOL look it up"? Not your best bet) and examples of 0-3 yes-vote-earners from deities of all levels, that we're laughing off. Celebrating, even. Why? Because ideaboxers don't have skeletons in our closets, we have doughnut recipes.
  3. Guild Council/Guild Palringo: Chances are that one or more of your guildmates is an experienced ideaboxer who might be willing to talk and walk with you through the brainstorming, writing, submitting, voting, ERing, acceptance/rejection, and even appeal of an idea. Never hesitate to ask for help from your support network.
  4. Palringo Ideabox Chat: This chat, titled "gv i.d.e.a" (thank you, GodJimbob64 , for getting that information) is not listed in the Palringo index, but it is reportedly a wildly fun place where helpful deities abound. It has been known to hold open brainstorming sessions, allow for pre-submission idea editing and enhancement, and be a signboard for current ideabox challenges.
  5. The ✔, The X, or The □: Most of those funny symbols in heroes' motto lines represent guild affiliation, but these three signal Ideabox affiliation (courtesy of Kyrin and Blue Panda). Those of us with these symbols consider ourselves serious ideaboxers. If you contact one of us, we can put you in touch with one of our number willing to mentor a beginning ideaboxer or partner with an existing ideaboxer for a small-group ideabox challenge.
  6. Other Guilds’ Wikis: In the event that your own guild does not contain an ideaboxer or has no guild-specific ideaboxing resources, consider scouring other guilds’ wiki pages. Some of the larger guilds have posted or linked resources for their members’ convenience. Resources and guides placed in GodWiki are open source and available for use by all.
  7. Why Is Everyone Such a Harda** in the Ideabox? can be and periodically has been repurposed for general gripes. It is a good resource for airing grievances and knowing that you are not alone, or for a general query about if your grievance is a common problem.
  8. ER is a Workman's Forum thread dedicated to the function and improvement of the Enhancement Room. From time to time, it has been used to guide new ER personnel in the honing of their enhancement skills. It has also been a ground for discussion of the philosophy of enhancement.
  9. New Ideas and Feature Proposals is also a thread in the Workmen's Forum, but it is not strictly devoted to the ideabox. Instead, it takes suggestions to improve game function and content. Historically, this has included suggestions for the improvement of the Ideabox itself. Please note, it is best to check the "Harda**" and "ER" fora first, to see if there is an explanation for a particular feature being the way that it is.
  10. Blank Spots: The largest resource for the ideaboxer is the blank spot/underpopulated category. The developers and other deities will often list the ones that most concern them in the Wanted Content thread in the Workmen’s Forum. However, intuition is actually the most potent way to recognize a blank spot or underpopulated category: listen to your internal narrative. When you catch yourself thinking, “Why isn’t this concept in the game?” or “That’s weird; why don’t I see more of--?” or “I’m so tired of seeing this entry; we need more variety!” you have probably recognized a blank spot. Recognition leads to being able to do something about it.
  11. Voting Strategies: The Ideabox is much more populous now than it ever has been before. Specifically for any who may be feeling overwhelmed by voting, the Ideabox community has been developing the following strategies to reduce stress over the "firehose effect."
  1. Tier Focus: Some focus on level one, preferring to leave the "drudge work" of correcting to others and instead decide what gets to ER in the first place. Others focus on ER, preferring to leave the "drudge work" of all that voting to some and instead pursue the goal of the perfect entry from the cream of the crop. Result? Half the work, half the stress level.
  2. Job Share: Some have discussed splitting level one voting with a friend with similar tastes. These partners report to each other where they last left off voting, and pick up at stopping points so as not to duplicate efforts or give particular ideas unfair advantage. This must be carefully arranged (no actual pairs yet documented, just discussion), and each person must have the same voting power. Result? Theoretically, everyone takes a lesser voting burden.
  3. Repetition: This method generally only appeals to Ideabox addicts and ER predators. It entails visiting the Ideabox multiple times per day, and voting on/ERing the ideas that have become available recently. Result? While the work level is the same, the smaller portions that it comes in make it less onerous.
  1. Submission Strategy: With the increase in Ideabox population has come the problem of ideas "getting lost in the flood." Whether this is real or imagined, it is a true concern for many who feel that creation of a wildly funny/truly memorable/completely original idea is now close to impossible. Until we get our confidence back, the following tactics have been growing in prevalence.
  1. Ideabox Challenge: Some have developed groups and partnerships where they challenge each other to design ideas to certain specifications (make use of a particular pair of variables in a diary entry, or include a certain key phrase in submitter's choice of category, for instance) over a defined period in time. This tactic has often been used to break mutual writer's block and provide variety fast for a previously unpopulated function, but it is finding new use in elevating ideas above the flood that the Ideabox is experiencing. Since the Ideabox challenge produces a large number of thematically similar ideas in a short space of time, it trains voters to look at these entries more in relation to each other than to the overall population of ideas. While competition between these ideas becomes fiercer, the themed ideas stand above the flood as a group and together appear to attract more voter attention than when sprinkled at random. It is important to note that these challenges come in two flavors. 'Community Challenge' gets spread and passed along throughout the Ideabox community so far that nobody can be certain who submitted what, which makes voting effectively blind again. 'Small Group Challenge' (originated by GodMorrigan Dahlia ) involves pairs and triads, where ease of determining who submitted what or mutual quality checking requires that participants arrange a moratorium on voting or ERing. To get involved in a community challenge or start one of your own, look for someone with a ✔, □, or X in the motto.
  2. Idea Appeal: This thread in the Workman's Forum is the developers' way of letting us explain ideas that the developers rejected. An idea placed in this thread, with full description of any references and a lucid explanation of exactly what makes it funny will receive a second review from the developers. Not all ideas placed in this thread will be accepted on this second review, but several have and may now be seen around Godville. It is suggested that no more than eight ideas be submitted for second review in a single post, as there appears to be a direct correlation between a low number of ideas and successful acceptance on second review.

This list of resources is as complete as possible, but may easily have missed the full extent of support available on Palringo. Please consider going beyond these resources as you build your own connections with the Ideabox Community. Happy Ideaboxing!

Fun with Fiends

I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!
Here we sit down periodically with a common opponent (a.k.a. a Godville monster) and find out what’s behind the mask. This week’s fiend is: Vogon Poet.
  • Q: Why do you fight heroes?
  • A: If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.
  • Q: Why is that?
  • A: If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.
  • Q: Does that go for anything I ask you about?
  • A: If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.
  • Q: I think I can guess the answer. I guess there's no use trying?
  • A: If you want that information, you...
  • Q: Okay, okay, I get it.
  • A: No, you don't. If you want to get it, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.

Our interviewer tried to end the interview at this point, which also required a formal request... in triplicate, the submission of which had to be accompanied by a formal request... You get the picture. As far as we know, he’s still doing paperwork. We hope he’ll be done in time to complete his assignment for next week! If you have a burning question for a Godville monster, or a particular monster you’d like to know more about, submit your questions or ideas to the HMWH staff. Thank you.

Hidden Shadows Riddles

When is a door not a door?
How to play:
  1. Each week, a riddle will be posted in here (and only here) in The Weekly Harvest.
  2. To try to solve the riddle, post your answer on Hidden Shadows guild forum.
  3. Do not worry about the previous posts before you. If your answer is not listed yet, post it!
  4. You are given three tries. Once you’ve guessed three times, you will be unable to guess again.
  5. If the riddle is still unanswered two days before the next riddle is posted, anyone will be allowed to guess regardless of number of previous guesses.
  6. Answer will be posted the day of the new riddle should nobody figure out the answer.
  7. Winner will get a spot in sowing Sun’s Sunday sock puppet play.
  8. Play again next week to see if you can win!

This Week’s Riddle:

I'm loved and hated by many and some. A sweet little thing, I'm creative and fun. I'm here everyday whether you like me or not. Watch me carefully. I tend to cause problems a lot.

Congratulations to GodNASCAR Fanatic  who won himself a role in this week’s sock puppet play! Who will get their chance at fame this week? You can’t win if you don’t play! Good luck!

Member of the Week

“This is the face of evil?”
Get to know her, folks... We dare you!
Get to know a member of Harvest Moon! This week's guest is none other than our very own comic artist extraordinaire: GodSomnias Vagus 



Of course, she can’t just write her answers down...

  • Q: How did you choose HM?
  • Ahahahahahahaha... Oh, wait. You were serious? I didn’t. No regrets, though!


  • Q: What song do you like to dance to?
  • I can’t dance.


  • Q: If you had to choose between frolicking with butterflies or hugging a puppy, which would you choose and why (death is not an option).
  • I don’t like bugs.


  • Q: What color underwear are you wearing?
  • ... I’m not going to check.


  • Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
  • I can do a double lunge in fencing :) It’s basically doing one lunge after another without pause - something which takes a lot of explosive energy.


  • Q: What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
  • I’ll let you know when I get around to trying it.


  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • Victory at all costs, no?

What would you like to know about your Harvest Moon guild mates? Submit your questions to any member of the Weekly Harvest staff!'

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.
WANTED: Synchronized digging lessons will pay in kitty schmiches. Look for the hero outside Beerburgh, surrounded by holes and scratching his head.

FOR SALE: New and improved Pandora’s box. Who said history doesn't repeat itself? What will be in Pandora's box this time? Only one way to find out! Stop by Curcio’s Curious Curios today!

HELP WANTED: Now taking applications for a part time bartender job for more information call Oogie at the Down and Out in Bumchester.

FOR SALE: We have the perfect gift for that special hero you're –stalking- watching. Browse through our fine collection of matching armor, sharp weapons and coin purses available in many colors. Stop by and find the perfect gift today! Visit us at Gidgit’s Gadgets just inside the Tradeburg city walls.

FOR SALE: Signs! Help wanted signs, yard/garage sale signs, beware of pet dust bunny signs and more! We even have make custom signs! Visit Signs Eventually in Monsterdam where we know you aren’t in a hurry.

WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before. Those who are serious, call: 555-TIME-WAR

FOR SALE Used tombstone. Perfect for someone named Homer Dancel. Only one available. Visit Thom’s Thoomstones in Deville!

FOR SALE: Ferocious, loving, cuddly pet. Eats anything and is especially fond of heroes. Call 555-Nooooo! Dang it, Simba! Seriously? You’re going to eat my pho...

WANTED: Nemesis. I’m 5’10″, into kayaking, books and conversation (by day), justice, honor and vengeance (by night). Seeking Arch-Enemy. Possibly crime lord or evil drinking buddy. Post replies in the Weekly Harvest.

NEEDED: Evil hero that does not run away, spend money on useless stuff, and is not in constant need of resurrecting/pet rezzing … Cancel the add, dude. What am I saying...?

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

My former goody-goody heroine is now on the slightly evil side of life, but still loves to stop to smell the flowers instead of trample them. Punishing her doesn't seem to help. Are there any other ways to make her lose her soft touch?

Signed,
I thought the dark side was supposed to be fun!



Dearest Dark-side convert,

Punishing doesn’t help, you say? Probably because you aren’t doing it quite enough yet. “Slightly evil” is just that: slight. I’m sure you’re trying and, if she was a goody-goody, let’s face facts: you were, too. Ease into it! Before long she’ll be thanking you for her well-earned punishment and asking you to toss another lightning bolt her way. “Slightly evil” is just the shallow end of the pool and, to completely dash her goody-goody tendencies, you need to wade in quite a bit further (we’re talking deep end of the pool, my friend). This is the difference between that annoying kid at the grocery store touching all the produce (slightly evil) and Damien from The Omen (that kid even creeps me out). You don’t think you want to go quite that far? It’s okay! You’re both going through an adjustment period and that can take time.

Here’s my advice: the next time you think “Ooh! That makes me want to hit the Punish button! Hmmm... Was it really that big of an offense, though? I mean every hero does that... Yeah, I’ll get over it,” think to yourself: WWD...FNFD? Yes, I’m still working on that and will have it sorted soon in hopes of selling my very own line of “What Would ____ Do” products. Look for them in the “As seen in GV” section at your local Bed Bath & Beyond! But I digress... The answer: I’d hit the punish button without even having that internal conversation. You want to be an evil Goddess with an evil heroine? Don’t dream it, be it!

Yours,
~Dr. Frank

Over the Moon

Games and winners and prizes! Oh, my!
The Weekly Harvest Quiz

We’ll bring you another quiz next week for your chance to compete in the next Championship. Until then, sharpen your wit and hone your trivia skills!

Congratulations to last week’s winner, GodNever More  who is currently tied for 1st with GodReyas  in this month’s Championship round! That’s right, folks, we’re in the think of the competition playing “Who said it? Godville Squares! Will GodNyrini  or GodGodofbeer  overtake them? Stay tuned!

News Briefs

  • What: First Godville National Tournament
    When: Registration is over and fights have begun!
    Where: Track your friends’ and guildmates’ progress on the tournament’s tournament’s wiki.
    Why: Some fights are just as fun to watch as they are to participate in! See what interesting tactics the gladiators come up with to help them overcome the limited-GP hurdle.

  • What: Pirate raid!!
    When: Soon!
    Where: The Silver Raven Piracy Guild forum and/or "raid-gv" on Palringo.
    Why: Need some more excitement in your life? Bossing around your hero getting a little tedious? Need that one rare treasure to decorate your home? Then it's high time you went on a Raid! Join a Raid on another guild, alongside others, for your chance to snag some loot. Afterwards, come to the weekend-long Raid party and celebrate your "earnings"!

Special Announcements

Congratulations to:
  • GodYourmama  whose hero managed to complete their glorious temple just minutes before press time for this issue. We all look forward to crashing at your place this weekend!
  • GodA R I E S  and GodMagic Merlin  who cajoled and prodded their heroes into finally raising their pets to Level 30 this week. Congrats, guys!

A Hero’s Chronicle

By: GodSomnias Vagus  and GodNekomancer 
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Special Thanks to our staff writers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Belteshazzar, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Elementarion, Hairplug4men, Lady Darkness, Mistress of Science and Zeerty. Content contributors: Cecceticat, Iduna, Makaze, Miss SixthSatan, Raindropstop and SourceRunner. Staff photographer: Bellatrixie the Strange.
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