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This week’s featured topic: Pets (part 2)

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Pets (part 2): Pet Skills

Look what I can do!

What are pet skills?

Pets skills are special traits that our pets have which make them useful.

What skills are there?

There are two main skills: fighting and travelling (riding). Many pets get one or the other and in some cases both. Other things that most pets can help with are healing the hero and finding artifacts.

While many people consider some pets “better” than others, since you have little choice in which one your hero will tame, your biggest decision will be in whether or not you choose to revive your pet when they get knocked out. Not happy with Fido? Here’s one opinion on what pets are best for your hero/ine’s level range:

  • 18-30: Firefox
  • 30-44: Bipolar Bear, Biowolf.
  • 45-49: Heffalump, Were-Panther.
  • 50-65: Double Dragon, Multi-Legged Luggage.
  • 65+: Unknown : Research is being done.

Next week: Pets (Part 3): Pet Medal

At Home with Bella Stewart

At Bella’s beck and call...
Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!

As our Empress had a nasty run-in with a cold... err, got sneezed on by a unicorn this week, we have a guest writer in Bella Stewart’s corner. Please welcome her personal assistant, GodBudapesties !

We all have thought about it before: “I want an evil Goddess!” There is something about an evil Goddess that good Gods just can’t resist. Something that they have that a good God can’t ignore. He just has to know what the hype is about.

Well, Gods, let’s go ahead and get this over with. I can save you the trouble. An evil Goddess will toy with your emotions, crush your dreams, build you up to tear you down, always disappear when you need her the most, and never have your best interests in mind. An evil Goddess will make you cry, drink the rest of the milk so you can’t have any, revel in your misery, and always antagonise your mother. An evil Goddess will always call your friends names, cancel your DVR recordings 7 minutes before the end, and never be satisfied with your efforts. An evil Goddess will enjoy the moment of your utmost embarrassment, always say no just to see your disappointment, dutch oven you in bed, tell you your cat died in a tragic sammich accident (as a joke) then wait until you get home from work and realize your cat is fine only to slaughter it then eat it in front of you, she will then make you watch as she kicks the puppy (you got to fill the void left by your dead cat) in half.

An evil Goddess will never ever be a good choice but she will always be the best choice! A God will never see a specimen more perfect than the evil Goddess, he will never experience P L E A S U R E from P A I N without her. He will never get her off his mind or be able to tell his heart that it wants anything else but her. He will download the last 7 minutes of the show and ignore her attempts to give him wedgies in public. He will come to find the enjoyment there is in belittlement and have his mind blown everytime they touch. He will never see another @55 like hers. She will be the yin to his yang and complete the side of his soul he never knew he was missing. In other words the worst thing a good God can do is fall in love with an evil Goddess but the best thing a good God can do is treat himself to a life with Bella! Errr... I mean a beautiful, saucy, hateful, crazy, strong, evil Goddess.

I can speak from experience and, trust me, wrecking your life is completely worth it!

Next week: Bella returns to tell us how to deal with the winter doldrums!

Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send GodBellatrixie the Strange  (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.

Get To Know a Deity

What pile of bodies? I was just resting my feet...
Here we sit down weekly with a Harvest Moon warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is our beloved Blood Moon Princess: GodCeccetticat 
  • Q: What is your favorite salty snack?
  • A: Penguin smoothies seasoned with the salty tears of defeated monsters, of course!
  • Q: What song do you love to dance to?
  • A: Dance? I'm much too old for dancing. *sigh* Fine. I listen to "Love you Like a Dig Boss" by Selena Goldmez.
  • Q: What GV pet would you like to have?
  • A: I've always wanted to tame a Thesaurus Rex. Imagining it spouting off random words during monster fights is too funny.
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: Yes, very much so. I once made it rain in Beerburgh for a week while I was lamenting.
  • Q: How do you like to spend your spare time?
  • A: Sleeping. What else do you do when you're not punishing your hero? I'm not as young as those little whippersnapper gods and goddesses. Why, I almost slept through my own temple party.

If you have a burning question for Harvest Moon's Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!

No-Influence Tournament Begins Friday!

ATTENTION WARRIORS OF HARVEST MOON!!!

It is almost time for the Winter Harvest Moon Sparring Tournament to begin! This is sure to be a good one! It isn’t too late to sign up!

We would like to welcome any guildmates interested in this no-influence tournament and that are not already enrolled in the Palringo chatroom to follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/howtochat. If you are already on Palringo, join the [hmtr] room to participate.

If you need any further assistance, please contact any member of the Harvest Weekly staff, a member of the Blood Council, or just post a note in the Guild Council and we will be glad to help.

The tournament begins Friday, January 11! The rules for the tournament can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/hmtr

The top four winners of the tournament will receive prizes in varying amounts of charges thanks to our generous sponsors. In addition to the charges, this is a great opportunity to meet your fellow guild mates and work on your Coach achievement! Sign up today!

Member of the Week

Don’t be fooled - she ain’t no Angel!
Get to know a newer member of Harvest Moon! This week's guest is: GodAngel of Lightning !
  • Q: How did you choose HM?
  • A: Because my brother’s heroine, Annoushka, joined and found out it was so awesome, active and friendly!
  • Q: Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
  • A: In his stash case.
  • Q: What is the hardest part about being all-powerful?
  • A: It’s never enough. The mind bends constantly, trying to comprehend newer ways that I “could” have more power.
  • Q: What is the best advice you’ve gotten from another God or Goddess?
  • A: “Do not take Godville too seriously.” I honestly have to try to remember that at times.
  • Q: What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
  • A: Light, of course... Oh! And mozzarella cheese.

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.
Still Wanted: Only 54 more friends needed to help me reach 1st Rank Coaching achievement. Really, folks. I almost don’t care anymore. But I’m SO close! Please, help! Call 1-866-SPAR-W-ME!
Lost: One little pig. Last seen at the Harvest Moon market. Call IM-NOT-BACON
Wanted: Information on the Dark Flame secret recipe. Will reward with Dark Flame. Contact the Silver Raven Piracy Guild with info.
Notice: Handyman in search of arms. Please reply via the Harvest Weekly Classifieds.
Medical Laboratory Technician seeking fresh bodies, inquire in the lab.
Wanted: Bag of hair clippings. For sniffing purposes only. Please leave them outside the door to the dungeon.
Help! Suicidal pig, tired of living, wants to be bacon. Find me under the basket at the market. Do not tell the crazy lady looking for me. She makes me wear dresses.

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

I’m new to the guild and I’m a little shy about posting in the forum. Are there any rules I should be aware of? Etiquette? What if I’m not evil enough?

Signed, Bashful in Beerburgh

Dearest (soon-to-be) Demonstrative in Deville (if I get my way),

Rules? Etiquette? Those are for lesser gods than we, my dear. We follow the basic rules of Godville: no personal attacks, keep it clean (well, clean enough to fit within the scope of the game), and have fun! Come on by anytime! Just be yourself (or anyone else, for that matter - who’s going to know?), say “hi,” and join the party! We don’t bite... hard... We don’t bite often? And we almost never bite guild mates. Okay, okay: I promise not to bite you. Don’t tell anyone, but, for a group of evil Gods and Goddesses, the folks on the Harvest Moon forum are a very welcoming and fun bunch, any of whom would be happy to show you around. Afraid you aren’t evil enough? Many of our friends from other guilds aren’t evil at all! And evil, in some cases, in an acquired skill. Where better to learn than among friends?

Still hesitant? Join in the No-Influence Tournament later this week and get to know some folks first. All guild members are welcome regardless of level or experience. In the meantime, I’d love to take you on a tour of the guild hall, offer you a glass (or a bottle) of Dark Flame, show you the lab, perhaps? Hope to see you there!

Yours,

~Dr. Frank

No question is too great or too small! Submit your questions for GodDoctor Frank-n-furter  to any member of the staff. No invites? Send them via email to drfrank.hm@gmail.com.

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