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 {{usergod|245px200px| avatar = RisingSunJBdAav.jpgjpeg
| hero = Gary-sue
| motto = 일: "Sanity is overratedCogito, ergo dum!"
| gender = Male
| personality = Sarcastic
| guild = Sowing SunE.I.S. Eternal
| temple = November 2, 2012
| templepantheon = 3295
}}
ARK COMPLETION DATE: AUGUST 16th, 2014
 
NOTE FROM JB: This page has been neglected for the better part of a year at least, and needs a re-write. I'll get down to adding more stuff one of these days, that's a promise.
 
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==Character Bio: Chronicles (Underway, as is the hero's)==
 
Nothing here yet... Jimbob64 in his hero's Chronicles IS based off the actual player, so he's a bit of a- refusing to type that about himself, has others who'd say it for free possibly.
Exiled from his heavenly home 20 years ago by the time his hero comes on the scene, he has no one to blame but himself for the trouble he's in. Best known among other gods as variously "the new guy" "a pain" and "Who?", his first act on ascension to godhood was to get roaring drunk in a bar and make a bet he couldn't possibly keep with a very senior god from another pantheon. Not a good start, but at least things can only get better... or so he tells himself.
Exiled to Godville's terrestrial realm by his own words, Jimbob has searched for years in vain, seeking his destined hero who will build the monument of solid gold he needs to win his bet and return home. The problem? There are a great many of those, not the least of which is that no one knows where this hero might be, or if he's even been born yet. Let alone the matter of whether the designated mortal can be persuaded to accept his heroic destiny and go along for the ride.
==Gameplay Notes==
In this section, I'll put down the basics (and some fancy crap too) of how I learned to play. This is intended to encompass how I fight in the Arena, how I learned to gather and hoard charges without paying, how I learned to use what I've got to maximum effect, and provide basic references on a wide variety of things. If you can't find what you're looking for here... it's probably because I don't know it yet. (Or at this point in construction, because I haven't gotten the time to add it yet.)
===In the Arena (RESTRUCTURING)===
Until I figure out how to say it coherently, I'm hiding this section altogether. It's still there, but as it ''makes no sense,'' I took it off public display until forther notice to save us all some time and page space.<!-- Invisible text begins here<div style="{{radial-gradient|center|circle|#FFFFFF, #B0E0E6 50%, #ADD8E6}};-moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px; padding:10px; text-shadow: white 0.1em 0.1em 0.2em; margin-bottom:15px;">=Gameplay Notes (INTERMITTENT)==
====Define "Dueling" (<Holy moly, this needs cleaning up. One of these days, there's>WHO GIVES A</s> NOT BEGUN)====a big ol' update coming. Started on a touch-up or two, but come a couple months, probably will have that sit-down and a page overhaul.
Brief definitions of each type of duel. Qualities shared by all, what's different between Arena, bosses, skirmishes, and sparring ====Housebreaking Your Hero (how they start, how they end, flow of events in betweenUNDER REVIEW)====
====Know Your Abilities (BEGUNTips on voice commands & tactics in the field)====
(What commands I''The different buttons, cost ve found to use each. Mention which lower your Action Count to use. For each, list work and for what its effect is, (benefits of how to use, drawbacks and dangersVCs effectively)''
<small>'''Quick God-to-Mortal Communications 101 review:''' There are two 2 basic ways gods can help their of interacting with the hero: "Influences" (Encourage/ine in a duel: '''Punish) which cost 25% GP to use, and Voice Commands(VCs)''' and '''Actionswhich cost 5% each.''' Both Influences can get pretty expensive if used as the sole means of these types of aid cost godpower (but of course)interaction with the hero, so learning to leaven the blessings and/or lightning with some well-chosen words is a great asset to any would-be god.</small>
<bigsmall>'''A note:'''Voice commands (VCs)may be ignored by the hero at times, and there are some times when certain voice commands will ''always''be ignored. (I will try to note times each VC will never work in the description.) But still, Influences can also backfire, and a VC being ignored is much less expensive than a failed Influence. Furthermore, there are many things which can be accomplished only by VC... now, on to the listings!</bigsmall>
* <small>Cost 5% GP to use. </small>
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* ====Overworld Voice Commands (UNDERWAY -Work in Progress)====''To manage a hero, it's handy to know what words will clue the <smalls>~30% chance daft little nuisances</s> lovable little guys in to what you want done. For this reason, I'm going to list the key words I've found with brief descriptions of success what each one does. To save us all some Godpower, I'll try to name the times each timecommand is best used (ah, those rare times when your hero doesn't ignore you completely. </small>) Keywords are given in bold.''
* <small>Cannot backfire/misfire to hurt you. </small>--------
* <small>Weaker but cheaper & more versatile than Actions'''Combine''' this '''with''' that: "This" and "that" should begin with the same letter. May result in the creation of a random item beginning with the same letter as the two combined. If the hero responds to this, you have 1 minute until the next time you can combine. WHEN YOU'LL GET IGNORED: Fighting a monster. KNOWN GLITCH: For those seeking instant return to Godville without going to the Arena, you may combine a trophy ear of a boss monster with another bold item beginning with "E" and apparently this will always (or nearly always) yield one Emergency Exit, which can teleport you to Godville once for 50% GP. </small>
* '''Pray''' will replenish a small amount of Godpower if obeyed. ('''Sacrifice''' gets you more godpower at times, but costs the hero gold to use.) WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Fighting a monster, when already praying, healing, selling <smalls>Will not lower your Action Count.and when you have only 5% GP left and really need the boost</smalls>.
* '''Heal''' does exactly that, assuming the hero listens. Not as much as an Encourage, but still by a tidy amount. If you don't get any response to the first Heal VC, you're free to try again immediately, but if you get a negative response, wait 1 minute before trying again. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: While healing already under a tree or in town, while praying, and while mid-fight with a monster.
VCs come * '''Destroy''' the monster: Exactly what it says on the tin, as the saying goes. "Hit," "smite," "wrath" (as in 3 functional types, unleashing of) and "strike" also work. If successful, this command lets the hero inflict far more damage on the monster than usual, though not quite as much as a Punish of course. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED:Anywhere other than a monster fight.
* <small>'''AttackReturn''' lets to town: Causes the hero to about-face and start backtracking milestones, counting down from whatever number he or she is currently at, until arrival at the first town on that route. At this point, the entire heal/sell/buy/drink/pray cycle will go through before leaving town. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Fighting a monster. Not even a hero is mad enough to turn around and make tracks for town with a hungry monster still on the attack. EXTRA NOTE: One of our learned contributors tells me that the hero will obey orders to go back to town 6 times, and only 6, for every quest completed. After the 6th time on a single quest, the hero will quite pointedly tell you hit for normal damage no matter whose turn to knock it is or if you’ve already attackedoff.</small>
* <small>'''HealComplete''' recovers about the amount '''quest faster''': The hero may complete from 1 to 5% of health a normal attack takes awaythe current quest if successful. Or ignore you and gripe. On opponent’s turnBut you're used to that if you've played Godville for any length of time, cancels out damage from 1 regular hitI assume. On your turnWHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Healing, gains heading back to town, or anything at all in town. If you're in a little healthtown, you can ask the hero to '''return to the quest'''. Which oddly I've never done. I need to test this out.</small>
* <small>'''PrayJoin "E.I.S. Eternal" guild''' boosts your GP by 20%: For heroes level 12 and above. If successful, granting you further ability to command the hero sets out on a multi-day quest at the end of which he or actshe will become a new member of that guild. (If it works Though some people have no particular guild in mind, picking one with friends to join is a good idea for the interactively minded out there: this may be nominally a ZPG, but the more of courseus there "aren't" playing together, the more interesting things get. Or you’re out 5% GP like A guild with a strong sense of community and fun is a good place to pick up a gameplay tip or two, ambitious or no, whether you even think you need one or not. Plus you have others to talk to in your guild so there's someone who understands the other VCs)</small>______________________junk your hero puts you through daily.
* '''<big>Influences/ActionsCancel''' this '''quest'''<: Again, exactly what it says on the tin. If successful, the hero will abort the current quest on the spot and head back to town for a new one. Aborted quests give no reward. This command is most commonly used to abort guild-changing quests, which heroes will strike out on every so often until reaching Cardinal rank in their current guild. Another common use is to end the "vet/big>extend pet registration" quest given only to those whose pets have lost all their levels. These 2 quests give no reward if complete, but if canceled, the hero will release the level-less pet into the wild and attempt to find a new companion. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: I have found no time when this command may not be heeded, with persistence. When the quest is already complete or canceled perhaps.
* <small>Cost 25% GP '''Dig''' for treasure: The hero puts a shovel to usethe ground and hopes to get lucky. Odds are you'll either get ignored or nothing, but sometimes you'll get items or a little gold from it. Occasionally, you'll dig up a couple thousand gold or something valuable. Or... discover the lair of a multiplayer boss, in which case you'll either have a 4-minute wait while nothing happens, or you'll be in for a fight. (5x as expensive as VCs)</small>
* <small>Happen alongside VCs '''Examine''' the item: If obeyed, the hero will mess about with an item in his or her inventory (you can name a specific one if you like) and/based on personal experience, one of the following may happen: the item breaks, leaving you with nothing for your 5% GP, the item becomes another item (this result is rare) or regular turnthe item becomes a small amount of gold (I think).</small>'''''NOTE TO SELF: Further testing of this is needed.'''''
* <'''Learn''' and surprise us both: may cause a small>Risky: May misexperience-target/backfire point gain when used. Odds of success are unknown, but it works in a town, out of a town, and everywhere but praying, trading, or fighting a monster. This experience boost is noticeable early on, but after a while won't even provide a 1% boost. Handy if you're under level 12 and willing to wrong spennd lots of GP nagging the hero, bothto level so you can join a guild faster, or miss completelyif you need just a bit more to level up. (33NOTE: This will boost you to up to 100% odds of each outcome when BF occurs)</small>to the next level, but will not itself trigger a level-up.
* You '''die''' too much: Yes, they do. In fact, though it has a low rate of success and may get any of several reactions, heroes have occasionally been known to interpret anything with the letters D-I-E right next to each other as a command to come see their god in the afterlife right then and there. Careful with these three letters if you're highly protective of your Pantheon of Survival position. <smalls>Lowers Action Count by 1 when usedI accidentally tested this... sigh. The huge doofus.(Him and me both)</smalls> --------
''Although the keywords alone will do for purely functional purposes, players may also take advantage of the "random shouts" system, which lets other players see one's commands in their game, and up-or-downvote the voice based on personal reaction. Voices which garner the most positive reaction will net the author a reward in Godpower.''
'''<big>2 types of Actions''[[User:</big>SourceRunner#Discourses_on_Godville|SourceRunner]]''''' ''has a really nice guide to this on her page.''
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'''Encourage''' heals ~3x as much as a Heal VC, regardless of alignment.<small>Backfires: Heals both heroesdiv style="{{radial-gradient|center|circle|#FFFFFF, neither#FFFAFA 50%, or your opponent only#FAFAD2}};-moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px; padding:10px; text-shadow: white 0.</small1em 0.1em 0.2em; margin-bottom:15px;">
'''Punish''' targets the opponent, for about 3x regular attack damage regardless of alignment.<small>Backfires: harms both combatants, neither, or only the sender.</small>====On Gold Brick Acquisition (UNDERWAY- NEEDS SHORTENING)====
====Um<small>Ways they can be acquired, tactics for speeding acquisition, odds for acquisition maybe, and clear up that HEROES DON'T SMELT, GODS DO... (DECIDING ON A SNAPPY TITLE)====</small>
''1000 gold bricks... takes practically forever. Or it would, if there weren't so many different ways of coming by them. Thanks to that, a temple only takes <ins>nearly</ins> forever instead.''
Uh, maybe one with commonly encountered or popular tactics in the wild or something. Beats me, I'm only starting on this thing for real as of ''Ways to get a couple days ago. Should be a smaller, cleaner section than I feared.brick:'''
* '''The most common (and first) way''' for most people is at the end of a quest, where you may recieve either money, an equipment upgrade, a gold brick, or nothing. Quests complete every half-day as a general rule. (Epic quests take about 4 times as long, and can net you up to 3 bricks but no fewer than 1 in my experience, as well as a large amount of gold or equipment)
* '''Another way''' to get a brick that requires little to no effort is to die from a monster attack. Occasionally (though rarely) the hero's stubbornness will break the monster down into bribing the defeated hero with a gold brick before he or she will admit to having been killed.
* '''Another other way''' to get a brick is for the hero to buy one from a trader for a large sum of money. Gods can't influence a hero to buy a brick, it has to be done of the hero's independent will. Brick prices I've seen have varied from 1800 gold to 4000 (the 1800 was in Tradeburg for those who are wondering.) I believe good-aligned heroes may be slightly more prone to buy bricks than Evil ones. Just from the average rate of brick purchase I've observed when <s>Gary-sue</s> let's call him "Albert," switched from Good to Evil and back for purposes of observation.
* '''The fourth way:''' Dig for treasure with the "dig" VC. There's about a 1/15 chance of finding a brick each time, so it may be best not to get one's hopes up...
* '''Fifth way:''' Win a brick from the Arena. You have a chance of getting a brick just for showing up there, and a brick for winning. (sometimes easier said than done, if I write the Arena section of this page properly, those who read this will hopefully find it easier done.) Sometimes, you get a brick in the Arena even without matching. You can also win a brick in a skirmish, but that means the loser gives up a brick, so that's riskier than the Arena.
* '''Sixth way:''' Melting a brick I said there are a lot of ways to get a brick- was I wrong? If your hero has 3000 gold or more in hand, there is a 1/4 chance of that gold fusing together into a single gold brick each time the god hits Encourage or Punish. Bricks ''''are not'''' melted by VC. That's a common misconception. So I'll come right out with it: Stop wasting Godpower on it. Your hero can't melt gold into a brick, that's up to the god.
</div>''There may be more ways I've missed, but darned if I care to do any more writing now, it's 11:00 PM and time for me to quit procrastinating. More on this section later.''
Invisible text ends here-->'''On melting gold bricks from coins:''' You can't get a hero to melt 3000 gold into a brick, period. Commands like that are a pet peeve of mine. If you want to turn 3000 gold into a brick, Encourage or Punish with 3000 gold or more in the hero's wallet. Every time these conditions are met, there is a 25% chance each Influence will melt the money into a brick.''
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====Glossary====See? Heroes don't melt, gods do. If you're really lucky, every so often (I still need to look up just how often) you can melt gold into bricks for ''''0% GP. Hallelujah!'''' Such an event is usually acknowledged as miraculous by the hero, or takes away the hero's health in some way.
<small>'''AB:(Awkwardly Bouncing)''' A Punish backfire which misses the opponent completely, harming only the sender. For full damage.</smalldiv>
<small>'''AC:(Action Count)''' Number of Actions/Influences remaining. Starts at 4, decrements every Action taken, increments for every Action the opponent takes. Whenever this value decreases to 0 for a player, (referred to as an '''Action Lock''') he or she cannot Encourage or Punish until the value goes back up to 1. (The highest the Action Count will ever be is 8, if an opponent acts 4 times more.)
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<small>'''Action:''' The term used in dueling to refer to either an Encourage, a Punish, or a Miracle. In short, anything that decreases one's AC to do. </small>
<small>'''AL:====Using Godpower Efficiently (Action LockWRITE THIS NEXT)''' Purposefully using fewer Actions than one's opponent to reduce his/her Action Count to 0. An indicator of whether one has successfully action-locked an opponent is if one's own AC is at 8.</small>====
<small>'''Arena''': A type of duel costing 75% GP to send a hero toUnder construction. (With Basically for a maximum of 17 minutes waiting.) On arrivalstart, the hero recieves 3 random items. Steps take 40 seconds eachany time you see Holy Powercell in your inventory, after the first 3 stepstap it, gods can take Actions and send VCssay Yes. The winner recieves a gold brick, Only click Restore on the loser's gold, and a Godpower refill (to 100%God Remote if you mean it. Once you have ideabox access, plus a charge added to the Accumulator) vote regularly and the loser recieves a loss honestly on his one or her record and forfeits their gold but not their life. Both combatants fully, though gradually, heal after the fight. Can be done once every 4 hours if the hero matches, once every hour if not. Arena matches prevent skirmishes two whole categories for at least 3 days afterwardsto double the GP from in-town prayers.</small>
<small>'''BFdiv style="{{radial-gradient|center|circle|#FFFFFF, #00FFFF 50%, #E6E6FE}};-moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius:(Backfire)''' When an Action goes awry, and mis15px; padding:10px; text-targets its effects to the wrong hero, or to both or neither of the combatants equallyshadow: white 0.1em 0. Every Encourage or Punish has a 25% chance of backfiring1em 0.</small2em; margin-bottom:15px;">
<small>'''Charges''': Godpower Accumulator charges. Each will add 50% to the Godpower available to the player when used. The maximum number of charges obtainable without leveling up, the use of special items (to be covered in the Godpower Hoarding section of the page) or buying charges is 3.</small>
<small>'''Duel''': A turn=====Charge-based battle in which two players Hoarding Techniques (or a computer-controlled opponent vs. one or more players) alternate hitting each other (or goofing off and skipping turns) until one side is defeated. There are different types of duels, each with its own defining characteristics: Arena, Boss, Skirmish, and Sparring duels. (More on those later.RESUMED WRITING) Generally, the winning side comes away with a prize of some type, and the losing side gets nothing after the fight.</small>=====
<small>'''GP''': Short for "Godpower." Sending the hero How to hold on to the Arena costs 75% GP. Encourage or Punish Actions cost 25% GP to use, Miracles cost 50%charges you've got, and VCs cost 5% each. 100% is how to rack 'em up beyond the most you can havebasic 3 without a temple or a purchase. </small>"
<small>'''IMSome handy charge-gathering items:(Imprecise Master/Mistress)''' Encourage backfire which heals only Praystation/Sacrificial Lamp store a charge for 50% GP. Is 50% cheaper than accumulating manually, and can take you beyond 3 stored. Holy Powercell... is awesome. Free to activate, adds one accumulator charge, no upper limit on the opponentnumber of charges it gives. One use each. If they weren's herot so rare, and not the senderthey'd be a gamebreaker.</small>
<small>'''Miracle'''For temple owners: A special type of Action available only Between Milestone 1 and 10, tell your hero to return to temple-owners. Costs 50% GP town (can be done up to use6 times per quest, allegedly. Does not technically backfire. Instead) and upon reaching Godville you'll retrieve an XP boost for 10, may damage opponent's equipment000 gold if you have it, leech opponentand if not you's GP, ll either receive gold or destroy their inventory. Considered not-very-useful by many duelistsa charge. Widely regarded as inconsiderate to use in mostTakes some luck, if not all, Arena fightsbut sometimes temple owners can snag an extra charge or two per day from this.</small>
Other methods forthcoming. Yes, I've started in on this at last. <smalls>'''Skirmish''': A type of duel which may occur when two heroes within each other's matching range meet at the same milestone and neither hero has fought in the So settle down, Arena in trolls! It takes less than 3 or more days. Each step (turn) takes 40 seconds, during which both gods have the chance to take Actions or use VCs charges to affect the battle's outcome. ''(Do skirmishes have action limits or 3-turn pauses before action? Ask beat someone who knows.)'' The winner of a skirmish takes all the loser's gold, items, and a gold brick, and adds a win to his or her Duel Record. Winning these can be quite lucrative at times. Losing a skirmish means giving up these things, adding a loss to one's record, and possibly death as welld rather complain than play anyway.</smalls>
<small>'''Sparring fight''': Like a mock-battle. 40-second steps, after the first 3, players are allowed to affect the battle. The winner gains nothing but experience points, the loser loses nothing whatsoever. A safe, off-the-books way to gain some practical experience with dueling. Can only be done with those on one's friend list (via the '''Challenge a Friend''' button, costing 50% GP to ask the friend to spar. Duriong these 5 minutesSomething tells me if I do this section right, all action of the senderit's hero ceases until the friend accepts the challenge, whereupon the fight beginsll be rather popular.)</small>
<small>'''TGR:'''Short for "the Great Random," Godville's popular nickname for the random number generator which has a hand in basically everything in this game to some extent, from exact prices at merchants' stores, to VCs being heeded, treasure being unearthed, and the success of Actions, both inside the Arena and out. Because this determines whether an action will succeed or backfire, as well as whether VCs are heeded, TGR can make a fight very easy, extremely difficult, or anywhere in between. Many a gladiator with an otherwise impecabble strategy and record owes a few losses to the fickle nature of the Random. (This is something to be cautious of when dueling, but also the very reason a new player could beat a Top 10 fighter- I've seen this happen, and it was not pretty. For the veteran, at least. The newcomer was ecstatic.)</small>
<small>'''VC''': Abbreviation for "Voice Command." Also known as Godvoices. In the Arena as elsewhere, these cost 5% GP to use. In a duel, each of these types of commands (Attack, Heal, and Pray) have a 30% chance of being obeyed. VCs don't count as an Action.</small>
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===Everywhere Else In the Arena (UNDERWAYRESTRUCTURING, SKIP this & Duel Term Glossary if you're new)=== Until I figure out how to say it coherently, I'm hiding this section altogether. It's still there, but as it ''makes no sense,'' I took it off public display until further notice to save us all some time and page space.
That really says it all about my approach to this game.Meaning to include sections on melting bricks, monster fighting, GP hoarding/use for payers & non. Any notes I may have.<!-- Invisible text begins here
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====Define "Dueling" (Tips on voice commands & tactics in the field<s>WHO GIVES A</s> NOT BEGUN)====
(What commands IBrief definitions of each type of duel. Qualities shared by all, what've found to work s different between Arena, bosses, skirmishes, and for whatsparring (how they start, how to use VCs effectivelythey end, flow of events in between)
<small>'''Quick God-to-Mortal Communications 101 review:''' There are 2 basic ways of interacting with the hero: "Influences" ====Know Your Abilities (Encourage/PunishBEGUN) which cost 25% GP to use, and Voice Commands (VCs) which cost 5% each. Influences can get pretty expensive if used as the sole means of interaction with the hero, so learning to leaven the blessings and/or lightning with some well-chosen words is a great asset to any would-be god.</small> ====
<small>'''A note:''' Voice commands may be ignored by the hero at timesThe different buttons, and there are some times when certain voice commands will ''always'' be ignoredcost to use each. (I will try Mention which lower your Action Count to note times use. For each VC will never work in the description.) But still, Influences can also backfire, and a VC being ignored list what its effect is much less expensive than a failed Influence. Furthermore, there are many things which can be accomplished only by VC... now(benefits of use, on to the listings!</small>drawbacks and dangers)''
There are two ways gods can help their hero/ine in a duel: '''Voice Commands(VCs)''' and '''Actions.''' Both of these types of aid cost godpower (but of course).
<div style="{{radial-gradient|center|circle|#FFFFFF, #FFFAFA 50%, #00FFFF}};-moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px; padding:10px; text-shadow: white 0.1em 0.1em 0.2em; margin-bottom:15px;"big>====Overworld '''Voice Commands commands (UNDERWAYVCs)====''To manage a hero, it's handy to know what words will clue the <s>daft little nuisances</sbig> lovable little guys in to what you want done. For this reason, I'm going to list the key words I've found with brief descriptions of what each one does. To save us all some Godpower, I'll try to name the times each command is best used (ah, those rare times when your hero doesn't ignore you completely.) Keywords are given in bold.''
--------* <small>Cost 5% GP to use. </small>
* '''Combine''' this '''with''' that: "This" and "that" should begin with the same letter. May result in the creation <small>Happen on top of a random item beginning with the same letter as the two combined. If the hero responds to this, you have 1 minute until the next time you can combine. WHEN YOU'LL GET IGNORED: Fighting a monster. KNOWN GLITCH: For those seeking instant return to Godville without going to the Arena, you may combine a trophy ear of a boss monster with another bold item beginning with "E" and apparently this will always (or nearly always) yield one Emergency Exit, which can teleport you to Godville once for 50% GPexisting turn.</small>
* '''Pray''' will replenish a <small amount >~30% chance of Godpower if obeyedsuccess each time. ('''Sacrifice''' gets you more godpower at times, but costs the hero gold to use.) WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Fighting a monster, when already praying, healing, selling <s>and when you have only 5% GP left and really need the boost</ssmall>.
* '''Heal''' does exactly that, assuming the hero listens. Not as much as an Encourage, but still by a tidy amount. If you don't get any response to the first Heal VC, you're free <small>Cannot backfire/misfire to try again immediately, but if hurt you get a negative response, wait 1 minute before trying again. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: While healing already under a tree or in town, while praying, and while mid-fight with a monster.</small>
* '''Destroy''' the monster: Exactly what it says on the tin, as the saying goes. "Hit," "smite," "wrath" (as in, unleashing of) and "strike" also work. If successful, this command lets the hero inflict far <small>Weaker but cheaper & more damage on the monster than usual, though not quite as much as a Punish of course. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Anywhere other versatile than a monster fightActions.</small>
* '''Return''' to town: Causes the hero to about-face and start backtracking milestones, counting down from whatever number he or she is currently at, until arrival at the first town on that route<small>Will not lower your Action Count. At this point, the entire heal</sell/buy/drink/pray cycle will go through before leaving town. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Fighting a monster. Not even a hero is mad enough to turn around and make tracks for town with a hungry monster still on the attack. EXTRA NOTE: One of our learned contributors tells me that the hero will obey orders to go back to town 6 times, and only 6, for every quest completed. After the 6th time on a single quest, the hero will quite pointedly tell you to knock it off.small>
* '''Complete''' the '''quest faster''': The hero may complete from 1 to 5% of the current quest if successful. Or ignore you and gripe. But you're used to that if you've played Godville for any length of time, I assume. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: Healing, heading back to town, or anything at all in town. If you're in a town, you can ask the hero to '''return to the quest'''. Which oddly I've never done. I need to test this out.
* '''Join "Sowing Sun" guild''': For heroes level 12 and above. If successful, the hero sets out on a multi-day quest at the end of which he or she will become a new member of that guild. Though some people have no particular guild VCs come in mind, picking one with friends to join is a good idea for the interactively minded out there4 functional types: this may be nominally a ZPG, but the more of us there "aren't" playing together, the more interesting things get. A guild with a strong sense of community and fun is a good place to pick up a gameplay tip or two, ambitious or no, whether you even think you need one or not. Plus you have others to talk to in your guild so there's someone who understands the junk your hero puts you through daily.
* <small>'''CancelAttack''' this '''quest''': Again, exactly what it says on the tin. If successful, the hero will abort the current quest on the spot and head back to town lets you hit for a new one. Aborted quests give normal damage no reward. This command matter whose turn it is most commonly used to abort guild-changing quests, which heroes will strike out on every so often until reaching Cardinal rank in their current guild. Another common use is to end the "vet/extend pet registration" quest given only to those whose pets have lost all their levels. These 2 quests give no reward or if complete, but if canceled, the hero will release the level-less pet into the wild and attempt to find a new companion. WHEN YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IGNORED: I have found no time when this command may not be heeded, with persistence. When the quest is you’ve already complete or canceled perhapsattacked.</small>
* <small>'''DigHeal''' for treasure: The hero puts recovers about the amount of health a shovel to the ground and hopes to get luckynormal attack takes away. Odds are you'll either get ignored or nothingOn opponent’s turn, but sometimes you'll get items or a little gold cancels out damage from it1 regular hit. OccasionallyOn your turn, you'll dig up gains a couple thousand gold or something valuable. Or... discover the lair of a multiplayer boss, in which case you'll either have a 4-minute wait while nothing happens, or you'll be in for a fightlittle health.</small>
* <small>'''ExaminePray''' the item: If obeyedboosts your GP by 20%, the hero will mess about with an item in his granting you further ability to command or her inventory act. (you can name a specific one if you like) and based on personal experienceIf it works, one of the following may happen: the item breaks, leaving you with nothing for your course. Or you’re out 5% GP, like with the item becomes another item (this result is rareother VCs) or the item becomes a </small amount of gold (I think). '''''NOTE TO SELF: Further testing of this is needed.'''''>
* <small>'''LearnDefend''' and surprise us both: may cause a small experience-point gain when used. Odds of success are unknown, but it works in a town, out of a town, and everywhere but praying, trading, or fighting a monster. This experience boost is noticeable early on, but after a while won't even provide a 1% boost. Handy if you're under level 12 and willing to spennd lots of GP nagging halves all damage taken by the hero to level so you can join a guild fasterthis turn, or if you need just a bit more to level upexcept for Punish damage. NOTE: This will boost you to up to 100% to the next levelBest used in boss fights, but will not itself trigger a level-upprobably. </small>______________________
* You '''die'<big>Influences/Actions'' too much: Yes, they do. In fact, though it has a low rate of success and may get any of several reactions, heroes have occasionally been known to interpret anything with the letters D-I-E right next to each other as a command to come see their god in the afterlife right then and there. Careful with these three letters if you're highly protective of your Pantheon of Survival position. <s> I accidentally tested this... sigh. The huge doofus. (Him and me both)</sbig> --------
''Although the keywords alone will do for purely functional purposes, players may also take advantage of the "random shouts" system, which lets other players see one's commands in their game, and up-or-downvote the voice based on personal reaction* <small>Cost 25% GP to use. Voices which garner the most positive reaction will net the author a reward in Godpower.''(5x as expensive as VCs)</small>
'''''[[User:SourceRunner#Discourses_on_Godville|SourceRunner]]''''' ''has a really nice guide to this on her page* <small>Happen alongside VCs and/or regular turn.''</small>
* <small>Risky: May mis-target/divbackfire to wrong hero, both, or miss completely. (33% odds of each outcome when BF occurs)</small>
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====On Gold Brick Acquisition (UNDERWAY)====
'''<smallbig>Ways they can be acquired, tactics for speeding acquisition, odds for acquisition maybe, and clear up that HEROES DON'T SMELT, GODS DO. 2 types of Actions:</smallbig>'''
''1000 gold bricks... takes practically forever. Or it would, if there weren't so many different ways of coming by them. Thanks to that, a temple only takes <ins>nearly</ins> forever instead.''
'''Ways to get a brick:Encourage'''heals ~3x as much as a Heal VC, regardless of alignment.<small>Backfires: Heals both heroes, neither, or your opponent only.</small>
* '''The most common (and first) wayPunish''' for most people is at targets the end of a questopponent, where you may recieve either money, an equipment upgrade, a gold brick, or nothing. Quests complete every half-day as a general rule. (Epic quests take for about 4 times as long, and can net you up to 3 bricks but no fewer than 1 in my experience, as well as a large amount 3x regular attack damage regardless of gold or equipment)* '''Another way''' to get a brick that requires little to no effort is to die from a monster attack. Occasionally (though rarely) the hero's stubbornness will break the monster down into bribing the defeated hero with a gold brick before he or she will admit to having been killedalignment. * '''Another other way''' to get a brick is for the hero to buy one from a trader for a large sum of money. Gods can't influence a hero to buy a brick, it has to be done of the hero's independent will. Brick prices I've seen have varied from 1800 gold to 4000 (the 1800 was in Tradeburg for those who are wondering.) I believe good-aligned heroes may be slightly more prone to buy bricks than Evil ones. Just from the average rate of brick purchase I've observed when <s>Gary-sue</ssmall> let's call him "Albert," switched from Good to Evil and back for purposes of observation.* '''The fourth wayBackfires:''' Dig for treasure with the "dig" VC. There's about a 1/15 chance of finding a brick each time, so it may be best not to get one's hopes up...* '''Fifth way:''' Win a brick from the Arena. You have a chance of getting a brick just for showing up thereharms both combatants, and a brick for winning. (sometimes easier said than doneneither, if I write or only the Arena section of this page properly, those who read this will hopefully find it easier donesender.) Sometimes, you get a brick in the Arena even without matching. You can also win a brick in a skirmish, but that means the loser gives up a brick, so that's riskier than the Arena.* '''Sixth way:''' Melting a brick I said there are a lot of ways to get a brick- was I wrong? If your hero has 3000 gold or more in hand, there is a 1</4 chance of that gold fusing together into a single gold brick each time the god hits Encourage or Punish. Bricks ''''are not'''' melted by VC. That's a common misconception. So I'll come right out with it: Stop wasting Godpower on it. Your hero can't melt gold into a brick, that's up to the god.small>
''There may be more ways I've missed, but darned if I care to do any more writing now, it's 11:00 PM and time for me to quit procrastinating====Um. More on this section later.''. (DECIDING ON A SNAPPY TITLE)====
'''On melting gold bricks from coins:''' You can't get a hero to melt 3000 gold into a brick, period. Commands like that are a pet peeve of mine. If you want to turn 3000 gold into a brick, Encourage or Punish with 3000 gold or more in the hero's wallet. Every time these conditions are met, there is a 25% chance each Influence will melt the money into a brick.''
{{diary | style=retro | title = Successful Brick Melt | text = 07:28 Suddenly felt a flash Uh, maybe one with commonly encountered or popular tactics in the wild or something. Beats me, I'm only starting on this thing for real as of burning heat that melted my coins into a golden brickcouple days ago. My pocket is not Should be a foundry, my Lordsmaller, but thanks anywaycleaner section than I feared.}}
See? Heroes don't melt, gods do. If you're really lucky, every so often (I still need to look up just how often) you can melt gold into bricks for ''''0% GP. Hallelujah!'''' Such an event is usually acknowledged as miraculous by the hero, or takes away the hero's health in some way.
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====Duel Term Glossary====
 
<small>'''AB:(Awkwardly Bouncing)''' A Punish backfire which misses the opponent completely, harming only the sender. For full damage.</small>
<small>'''AC:(Action Count)''' Number of Actions/Influences remaining. Starts at 4, decrements every Action taken, increments for every Action the opponent takes. Whenever this value decreases to 0 for a player, (referred to as an '''Action Lock''') he or she cannot Encourage or Punish until the value goes back up to 1. (The highest the Action Count will ever be is 8, if an opponent acts 4 times more.)
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====Using Godpower Efficiently (WRITE THIS NEXT)====<small>'''Action:''' The term used in dueling to refer to either an Encourage, a Punish, or a Miracle. In short, anything that decreases one's AC to do. </small>
Combined with GP-conservation section. It<small>'''AL:(Action Lock)''' Purposefully using fewer Actions than one's redundant opponent to have them next reduce his/her Action Count to each other0. An indicator of whether one has successfully action-locked an opponent is if one's own AC is at 8.</small>
In this section, I will attempt <small>'''Arena''': A type of duel costing 50% GP to basically put down notes on the ways I've seen that can help send a person use whatever godpower he or she may have hero to. (With a maximum of 17 minutes waiting.) On arrival, the hero recieves 3 charges or 250random items. Steps take 40 seconds each, equally) to after the best effectfirst 3 steps, gods can take Actions and send VCs. The winner recieves a gold brick, the loser's gold, and a Godpower charges only give 50% back when refill (to 100% is accumulated, so learning plus a charge added to effectively use what you can gather is the Accumulator) and the loser recieves a mustloss on his or her record and forfeits their gold but not their life. Or at leastBoth combatants fully, it can make things rather easierthough gradually, heal after the fight. Can be done once every 4 hours if the hero matches, once every hour if not. Arena matches prevent skirmishes for 3 days afterwards.</small>
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Basically, "How <small>'''Charges''': Godpower Accumulator charges. Each will add 50% to be a miser" Non-charge-adding techniques, tips and when the Godpower available to use for best effect with just the 100% you can hold after prayerplayer when used. The maximum number of charges obtainable without leveling up, the use of special items (to avoid using Restorebe covered in the Godpower Hoarding section of the page) or buying charges is 3.</small>
=====Charge<small>'''Duel''': A turn-Hoarding Techniques based battle in which two players (RESUMED WRITINGor a computer-controlled opponent vs. one or more players) alternate hitting each other (or goofing off and skipping turns) until one side is defeated. There are different types of duels, each with its own defining characteristics: Arena, Boss, Skirmish, and Sparring duels. (More on those later.)=====Generally, the winning side comes away with a prize of some type, and the losing side gets nothing after the fight.</small>
<small>'''GP''': Short for "How Godpower." Sending the hero to hold on the Arena costs 50% GP. Encourage or Punish Actions cost 25% GP to the charges you've gotuse, Miracles cost 50%, and how to rack 'em up beyond VCs cost 5% each. 100% is the basic 3 without a temple or a purchasemost you can have."</small>
<small>''Some handy charge-gathering items'IM:(Imprecise Master/Mistress)'' Praystation/Sacrificial Lamp storea a charge for 50% GP. Is 50% cheaper than accumulating manually' Encourage backfire which heals only the opponent's hero, and can take you beyond 3 stored. Holy Powercell... is awesome. Free to activate, adds one accumulator charge, no upper limit on not the number of charges it gives. One use each. If they weren't so rare, they'd be a gamebreakersender.</small>
For <small>'''Miracle''': A special type of Action available only to temple -owners: Between Milestone 1 and 10. Costs 50% GP to use. Does not technically backfire. Instead, tell your hero to return to town (can be done up to 6 times per questmay damage opponent's equipment, allegedly.) and upon reaching Godville youleech opponent'll revieve an XP boost for 10s GP,000 gold if you have itor destroy their inventory. Considered not-very-useful by many duelists. Widely regarded as inconsiderate to use in most, and if not you'll either recieve gold or a charge. Takes some luckall, but sometimes temple owners can snag an extra charge or two per day from thisArena fights.</small>
Other methods forthcoming<small>'''Skirmish''': Obsolete, these are no more. YesHistorically, Iit was "A type of duel which may occur when two heroes within each other've started s matching range meet at the same milestone and neither hero has fought in on this the Arena in 3 or more days. Each step (turn) takes 40 seconds, during which both gods have the chance to take Actions or use VCs to affect the battle's outcome. The winner of a skirmish takes all the loser's gold, items, and a gold brick, and adds a win to his or her Duel Record. Winning these can be quite lucrative at lasttimes. <s>So settle downLosing a skirmish means giving up these things, Arena trolls! It takes less than 3 charges adding a loss to beat someone whoone'd rather complain than play anyways record, and possibly death as well."</ssmall>
<small>'''Sparring fight''': Like a mock-battle. 40-second steps, after the first 3, players are allowed to affect the battle. The winner gains nothing but experience points, the loser loses nothing whatsoever. A safe, off-the-books way to gain some practical experience with dueling. Can only be done with those on one's friend list (Something tells me if I do this section rightvia the '''Challenge a Friend''' button, costing 50% GP to ask the friend to spar. Duriong these 5 minutes, itall action of the sender'll be rather populars hero ceases until the friend accepts the challenge, whereupon the fight begins.)</small>
<small>'''TGR:'''Short for "the Great Random," Godville's popular nickname for the random number generator which has a hand in basically everything in this game to some extent, from exact prices at merchants' stores, to VCs being heeded, treasure being unearthed, and the success of Actions, both inside the Arena and out. Because this determines whether an action will succeed or backfire, as well as whether VCs are heeded, TGR can make a fight very easy, extremely difficult, or anywhere in between. Many a gladiator with an otherwise impecabble strategy and record owes a few losses to the fickle nature of the Random. (This is something to be cautious of when dueling, but also the very reason a new player could beat a Top 10 fighter- I've seen this happen, and it was not pretty. For the veteran, at least. The newcomer was ecstatic.)</small>
<small>'''VC''': Abbreviation for "Voice Command." Also known as Godvoices. In the Arena as elsewhere, these cost 5% GP to use. In a duel, each of these types of commands (Attack, Heal, and Pray) have a 30% chance of being obeyed. VCs don't count as an Action.</small>
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The crap See EIS Talk page for current, I get up mean old, projects. Also providing plebe input to. Such as ignoring be sure the fact Ideabox guide under construction is understandable to anyone (if I ended my last sentence with a preposition.can understand it, anyone can)
* CURRENT PROJECT"Ideaboxing: <s> Rebuilding A Manual Plus" guide, still underway- actually, completed...ish & Brinjal wrote the [[Help:Editing|Wikisequel in Ideaboxers's default editing help page]] Union on the thread. I should probably provide the forum link to be as comprehensive and readable as possiblethere. Eventually, over time. Volunteers welcomedConsidering this a note to self to do exactly that. </s> ''Lazing''
* NOTE TO SELF: Put up a summary Chipping away at some epic writer's block (since September 2012, in fact) -- Actually, wrote some stories about Godville, still need to publish. (As of auras. Names with August 2015, and there's a sentence or 2 on what it does and duration. One paragraph for each, I thinkwhole 4-part series.)
Also, building Dusting off this page to be something useful. I promise I'll come back to it (eventually.Did a little bit of that today, August 26)
Last of all, this is really more of a goal than a project, but I'm still well over 100 spars away from the Coach 1st Rank achievement, and anyone who chooses to add me, I'll gladly spend the 50% GP to initiate the spar out-of-pocket, and will be grateful for whatever help I can get on that score.
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