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| <div id="mp-tfa" style="padding:2px 5px"> <div id="mp-dyk"> [[File:recruiting.jpg|right|thumb|One of us! One of us!]] '''Recruiting new Deities to Godville''' <br> <sub>By: {{god|Hairplug4men}}</sub>
  
''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.  
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How many times have you been asked, "What is this game that you're playing about?" and have no rational explanation to give the questioner? Today's article is going to speak to that. I, personally, am married to someone who often calls it "that stupid game that you play." I have explained it to many people, including her, but it is definitely the hardest game I've ever had to explain. You'd think after this many years of playing it, I would have a good answer.  
  
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.
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The login page describes it as this:
  
# [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 a certain number of ideas and grammar corrections get accepted; some of the perks are well worth the effort.
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* Godville is a massively-multiplayer zero-player game (ZPG). The gist of Godville is that it is a parody on everything from "typical" MMO games with their tedious level ups to internet memes and ordinary day to day things appealing to a wide audience.
# [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.
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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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But I like to think of it as so much more. I often say that this game can be anything you want it to be. You can be as active or as inactive as you like. :-) It is definitely slow to get into at first, especially when you don't know the ropes, but the quicker you can get online with the other people and make friends and join in activities... I don't see how anybody can not be hooked!
# 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.
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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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I have noticed that it does attract a certain type of character slightly more than other types. These are the people who play the longest and tend to have the most creative ideas for the game. They are from all corners of the world but have an open mind and a good sense of humor. They enjoy a good book, and tend to be slightly anti-social IRL. But don't take my word for it! Just like every other thing I do in this game, I always make sure to have some other people do a majority of the work. :-) It is my signature, so here's what a few other people describe this game as when talking to friends.
# 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.
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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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* You create a god or goddess who has a hero or heroine that goes on quests. You can be as involved as you want... from not at all to semi-full control. You can make friends who you can chat with in private messages or on the forums, have fights in an arena, and even make your hero or heroine 'dig' for a 'boss monster' that you fight with other players. Your main objectives are to build a temple, that takes 1000 'gold bricks' to make, and to raise a 'pet' to level 30. Other than that, you just read the witty diary entries that other players have submitted to the game. <br> <sub>~ {{god|Raindropstop}} </sub>
# [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.
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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" forums first, to see if there is an explanation for a particular feature being the way that it is.
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* Imagine being a god with an hero. Now imagine your hero doesn't listen to you very well. And you can very well punish him to cinders. Thats what Godville is about. Power with limitation. <br> <sub>~ {{god|Rodrigo Augustus}} </sub>
# 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.
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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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* It is a diamond in the rough. It may not look appealing at first but, once you start playing, there is a wonderful strategy to the game. Never judge a book by it's cover! :-) <br> <sub>~ {{god|Rosalind Vivian}} </sub>
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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 others 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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* It's a text-based, Zero Player Game - and it's way cooler than that sounds. You can do as much or as little as you want to, be as social (or not) as you want to... But you should want to because there’s a really cool community that plays the game and they aren’t creepy at all... Really! … No, I don’t always explain games to random people at Starbucks. … No, I don’t find this creepy. … Yes, I have “real” friends. … Come on! Just try it! <br> <sub>~ {{god|Dogess}} </sub>
:<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>
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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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* Best game I never play. <br> <sub>~ {{god|Zeerty}} </sub>
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* Have you ever wanted to not play a game? Specifically, not play an RPG? Worry about what weapon to use, spell to cast, skill to improve, finding a date for your character, or which beer goes with your meal? Then have I got a game for you to not play. It's text-based (so you probably should brush up on your reading skills, you illiterate so-and-so), and you can make friends with people under false pretenses, so they'll never know you're not actually worth befriending (you unbearable soul). Remember your god complex, when you tried to tell everyone around you what to do but usually felt ignored? There's a hero out there in the game for you (you totalitarian jerk).  Ever wanted to arbitrarily encourage someone for no good reason and no amount of worthiness on their part (you naive fool) or punish someone without worrying about that annoying thing the rest of us call a conscience (you sadistic bozo)? Then Godville is a non-game for y...is not a game for...is a game for you not to play. Yeah, definitely that last one. Maybe. <br><br>It's a game full of dweebs and nerds, who have no qualm over that fact. So you can feel at home in this world (you four-eyed goober). All of that and more, including this last bit: <br><br> You know how you've always wanted to pretend you were a "creative" writer and subject people to your ramblings (you mindless dribble producing git)? Allow me to point you toward the forums. And I know you've always thought you were full of good ideas, that would make life a better, more hilarious place. Well, fret no longer over your unvoiced thoughts (you unfunny, one dimensional, over sensitive brat). Check out the ideabox. I'm sure you won't find it difficult to grasp at all...  All that being said, yeah, you should definitely check it out (you individual you, who I in no way am singling out any one particular person or demographic for this informative discourse, so you should definitely not be offended as if I was talking specifically to you). (Although, in some subconscious way, I probably was... Just so you know.) <br><sub> ~ {{god|Belteshazzar}} </sub>
<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>
 
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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>
 
:<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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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!
 
 
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| [[File:HyperLynx.jpg|thumb|right|This guy just does. not. stop! Apologies, but this is the best photo we could get.]]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: [[Hyper Lynx]].
  
 
* '''Q:''' Why do you fight heroes?
 
* '''Q:''' Why do you fight heroes?
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I used to run a website on Heronet, but it got shut down because nobody visited it no matter what I did to promote it. It's the heroes' fault that my site got shut down, so its purely a sake of revenge and saving up enough gold from the heroes to get a new site and funds to promote it.}}
* '''Q:''' Why is that?
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* '''Q:''' But most heroes don't have computers. Have you considered using Monsternet instead? Possibly promoting on Monsterbook?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Not much. The site is targeted at heroes - after all, it's meant to... eh...}}
* '''Q:''' Does that go for anything I ask you about?
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* '''Q:''' Meant to what?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I can't tell you. Some other monsters wouldn't like it... It could cost me my fish reserves if it got out.}}
* '''Q:''' I think I can guess the answer. I guess there's no use trying?
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* '''Q:''' … Okay. So, what is your favorite bar/tavern/etc.?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' If you want that information, you...}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Definitely Progress Bar.}}
* '''Q:''' Okay, okay, I get it.
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* '''Q:''' What kind of hero do you prefer for dinner?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' No, you don't. If you want to get it, you need to send me a formal request in triplicate.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Heroes who didn't visit my original site, filled with the sweet taste of revenge. That's almost all heroes in Godville, too. Yummy...}}
''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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''At this point, the Hypre Lynx began licking his chops and our interviewer, promising to return, hurriedly left and locked himself in the bathroom. We’ve been tossing sammiches through the vents, but this lynx isn’t just hyper, he’s tenacious! Hopefully we’ll get this sorted before 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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# Winner will get a spot in sowing Sun’s Sunday sock puppet play.
 
# Winner will get a spot in sowing Sun’s Sunday sock puppet play.
 
# Play again next week to see if you can win!
 
# Play again next week to see if you can win!
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The answer to '''Last 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.)'', in honor of the anniversary of the birth of {{god|Lady Shadows}} on July 24, was ''Birthday!''
  
 
'''This Week’s Riddle:'''
 
'''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.''
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''Pronounced as one, made using three. Two are used within me. I can be single but rare. I'm black, brown, gray and of course sometimes white. Read me either way, you'll get the same story each time.''
  
Congratulations to {{god|NASCAR 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!
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| '''Fallon Skye''' - 66th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Mystic ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/storytelling?page=1#p_49 49th position] in the [[pantheon of storytellers]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Nenalata}}. Distinctive features: a reckless disregard for danger, and an incredibly high pain threshold caused by repeated exposure to blunt objects.
 
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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:''' What GV pet would you like to have?
Of course, she can’t just write her answers down...
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* '''Q:''' What are your hero's marketable skills?
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* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
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* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA1.jpg|thumb|center|Ahahahahahahaha... Oh, wait. You were serious? I didn’t. No regrets, though!]]}}
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA3.jpg|thumb|center|I can’t dance.]]}}
 
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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).
 
* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnB3.jpg|thumb|center|I don’t like bugs.]]}}
 
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* '''Q:''' What color underwear are you wearing?
 
* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA4.jpg|thumb|center|... I’m not going to check.]]}}
 
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* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
 
* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
* {{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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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Side stepping to prevent a falling rock hurting his shoulder and getting a concussion instead. :)}}
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* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
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* {{color|maroon||[[File:SomnA2.jpg|thumb|center|I’ll let you know when I get around to trying it.]]}}
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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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| <br>'''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!
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Hero with a map to buried treasure tattooed on back. Won’t stop trying to dig for it. Very annoying. Call: BUY-A-MIRROR
 
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| <br>'''HELP WANTED:''' Now taking applications for a part time bartender job. For more information call Oogie at the Down and Out in Bumchester.
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| <br>'''SERVICE:''' Lesons in englissh grammer kontact I at 1-555-TEECH-ME four mor informayshon
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' We have the perfect gift for that special hero you're <s>stalking</s> 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.
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' 363 gold pieces. Will gladly trade for a nice hat. Call 1-BRN-ERY-SCND
 
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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 make custom signs! Visit Signs Eventually in Monsterdam, where we know you aren’t in a hurry.
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| <br>'''PERSONAL:''' Will the person who got hit in the head with a tomato in the 1950’s please contact: OOPS-MY-BAD2
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE''' Used tombstone. Perfect for someone named Homer Dancel. Only one available. Visit Thom’s Thoomstones in Deville!
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Solid oak, handmade casket in good condition. True work of art! Used only once. Pop on it to Charlie’s Chipped Corpse Containers in Deville. A deal this good only comes along once in a lifetime so be sure to visit ''every'' lifetime!
 
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| <br>'''LOST:''' Arm, hand attached. Last seen in an open field. If found please bring it to the <s>doctor’s office in Anville. I’ll be waiting!</s> Dr. Frank’s lab. Will pay well for your discretion.  
 
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| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|left|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank, <br><br>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? <br><br>Signed, <br>I thought the dark side was supposed to be fun!
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| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|left|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank, <br><br>I'm constantly being followed by noobs. They're always in my way, slowing me down, and trying to take credit for my dirty work! I've shot at them with lightning bolts, rained down upon them with acid, yet they won't stop following me! Worst of all, they call themselves my “minions!” If I wanted minions, I'd adopt yellow tic-tac's! Please, I'm begging you, can you give me ideas on how to quietly "dispose" of them? <br><br>Signed, <br>Totally creeped out.
  
<br><br>Dearest Dark-side convert, <br><br>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.<br><br> 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! <br><br>Yours, <br>~Dr. Frank
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<br><br>Dearest You think ''you’re'' creeded out, <br><br>Oh, there are ways - so many ways - to dispose of minions, quietly or otherwise! Let’s start with the basics, shall we? They like what they’ve seen so far? Kick it up a notch! They think lightning is fun? Great! How do they like it when it strikes the swimming pool they’re all in? Acid rain makes them giggle? Try napalm! It’s the gift that keeps on giving! <br><br>Still thinking of something more... quiet? Just swing on by my lab for a visit. Heck, stay for dinner! I’m sure I can find several recipes that they will... agree with. <br><br>I hesitate to mention this last option, but I’d be doing our readers a disservice if I didn’t. Your last resort: If they seem to like what you’ve done so far, try switching it up. Give them rainbows and unicorns instead of lightning and acid. I know, I know - I shudder at these thoughts myself - I’d say “playing nice” like that is downright despicable - but war is war and losing is not an option. Best of luck! I do hope you’ll take me up on my dinner invitation. <br><br>Yours, <br>~Dr. Frank
 
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|[[File:OverTheMoon.jpg|thumb|left|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!
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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.
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* Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la ''Jeopardy!'').
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Congratulations to last week’s winner, {{god|Never More}} who is currently tied for 1st with {{god|Reyas}} 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 {{god|Nyrini}} or {{god|Godofbeer}} overtake them? Stay tuned!
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# This de facto country became no longer a country in 1951.
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# The annual HM picnic is scheduled for this weekend. Bella sends the gnomes to buy plates and cups for all of the guests and she iss very clear that they are not to come back without exactly as many cups as plates (1 cup for every plate). Plates are only available in packages of 54 and cups are only available in packages of 42. This is the number of packages of each item the gnomes have to get. <br>In addition, Dr. Frank makes the gnomes a list of food needed for the picnic: <br>* The ratio of kitty sammiches to veggie burgers is 9 to 2. <br> * The ratio of hot dogs to kitty sammiches is 4 to 3. <br> * The gnomes need to get exactly 24 veggie burgers. <br>This is ow many hot dogs they will need to buy.
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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>
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*'''What:''' First Godville National Tournament <br>'''When:''' NOW! Round one is almost over. Stay tuned to the [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Godville_National_Tournament tournament’s wiki] for updates. <br>'''Where:''' Logs are being posted on the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1796 tournamen forum thread] in the Main Square. <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:''' 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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*'''What:''' Waffle Wednesdays <br>'''When:''' … on Wednesdays. Hello? <br>'''Where:''' The [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2321 Infinity Waffles] guild forum. <br>'''Why:''' Waffles. Need I say more? Waffles for Waffle Wednesday at [[Infinity Waffles]] every Wednesday. See? Not so hard. :
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This week’s featured topic: What is Godville?

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

We know, right? • #38

Godville Explained

One of us! One of us!
Recruiting new Deities to Godville
By: GodHairplug4men 

How many times have you been asked, "What is this game that you're playing about?" and have no rational explanation to give the questioner? Today's article is going to speak to that. I, personally, am married to someone who often calls it "that stupid game that you play." I have explained it to many people, including her, but it is definitely the hardest game I've ever had to explain. You'd think after this many years of playing it, I would have a good answer.

The login page describes it as this:

  • Godville is a massively-multiplayer zero-player game (ZPG). The gist of Godville is that it is a parody on everything from "typical" MMO games with their tedious level ups to internet memes and ordinary day to day things appealing to a wide audience.

But I like to think of it as so much more. I often say that this game can be anything you want it to be. You can be as active or as inactive as you like. :-) It is definitely slow to get into at first, especially when you don't know the ropes, but the quicker you can get online with the other people and make friends and join in activities... I don't see how anybody can not be hooked!

I have noticed that it does attract a certain type of character slightly more than other types. These are the people who play the longest and tend to have the most creative ideas for the game. They are from all corners of the world but have an open mind and a good sense of humor. They enjoy a good book, and tend to be slightly anti-social IRL. But don't take my word for it! Just like every other thing I do in this game, I always make sure to have some other people do a majority of the work. :-) It is my signature, so here's what a few other people describe this game as when talking to friends.

  • You create a god or goddess who has a hero or heroine that goes on quests. You can be as involved as you want... from not at all to semi-full control. You can make friends who you can chat with in private messages or on the forums, have fights in an arena, and even make your hero or heroine 'dig' for a 'boss monster' that you fight with other players. Your main objectives are to build a temple, that takes 1000 'gold bricks' to make, and to raise a 'pet' to level 30. Other than that, you just read the witty diary entries that other players have submitted to the game.
    ~ GodRaindropstop 
  • Imagine being a god with an hero. Now imagine your hero doesn't listen to you very well. And you can very well punish him to cinders. Thats what Godville is about. Power with limitation.
    ~ GodRodrigo Augustus 
  • It is a diamond in the rough. It may not look appealing at first but, once you start playing, there is a wonderful strategy to the game. Never judge a book by it's cover! :-)
    ~ GodRosalind Vivian 
  • It's a text-based, Zero Player Game - and it's way cooler than that sounds. You can do as much or as little as you want to, be as social (or not) as you want to... But you should want to because there’s a really cool community that plays the game and they aren’t creepy at all... Really! … No, I don’t always explain games to random people at Starbucks. … No, I don’t find this creepy. … Yes, I have “real” friends. … Come on! Just try it!
    ~ GodDogess 
  • Have you ever wanted to not play a game? Specifically, not play an RPG? Worry about what weapon to use, spell to cast, skill to improve, finding a date for your character, or which beer goes with your meal? Then have I got a game for you to not play. It's text-based (so you probably should brush up on your reading skills, you illiterate so-and-so), and you can make friends with people under false pretenses, so they'll never know you're not actually worth befriending (you unbearable soul). Remember your god complex, when you tried to tell everyone around you what to do but usually felt ignored? There's a hero out there in the game for you (you totalitarian jerk). Ever wanted to arbitrarily encourage someone for no good reason and no amount of worthiness on their part (you naive fool) or punish someone without worrying about that annoying thing the rest of us call a conscience (you sadistic bozo)? Then Godville is a non-game for y...is not a game for...is a game for you not to play. Yeah, definitely that last one. Maybe.

    It's a game full of dweebs and nerds, who have no qualm over that fact. So you can feel at home in this world (you four-eyed goober). All of that and more, including this last bit:

    You know how you've always wanted to pretend you were a "creative" writer and subject people to your ramblings (you mindless dribble producing git)? Allow me to point you toward the forums. And I know you've always thought you were full of good ideas, that would make life a better, more hilarious place. Well, fret no longer over your unvoiced thoughts (you unfunny, one dimensional, over sensitive brat). Check out the ideabox. I'm sure you won't find it difficult to grasp at all... All that being said, yeah, you should definitely check it out (you individual you, who I in no way am singling out any one particular person or demographic for this informative discourse, so you should definitely not be offended as if I was talking specifically to you). (Although, in some subconscious way, I probably was... Just so you know.)
    ~ GodBelteshazzar 

Fun with Fiends

This guy just does. not. stop! Apologies, but this is the best photo we could get.
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: Hyper Lynx.
  • Q: Why do you fight heroes?
  • A: I used to run a website on Heronet, but it got shut down because nobody visited it no matter what I did to promote it. It's the heroes' fault that my site got shut down, so its purely a sake of revenge and saving up enough gold from the heroes to get a new site and funds to promote it.
  • Q: But most heroes don't have computers. Have you considered using Monsternet instead? Possibly promoting on Monsterbook?
  • A: Not much. The site is targeted at heroes - after all, it's meant to... eh...
  • Q: Meant to what?
  • A: I can't tell you. Some other monsters wouldn't like it... It could cost me my fish reserves if it got out.
  • Q: … Okay. So, what is your favorite bar/tavern/etc.?
  • A: Definitely Progress Bar.
  • Q: What kind of hero do you prefer for dinner?
  • A: Heroes who didn't visit my original site, filled with the sweet taste of revenge. That's almost all heroes in Godville, too. Yummy...

At this point, the Hypre Lynx began licking his chops and our interviewer, promising to return, hurriedly left and locked himself in the bathroom. We’ve been tossing sammiches through the vents, but this lynx isn’t just hyper, he’s tenacious! Hopefully we’ll get this sorted before 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!

The answer to Last 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.), in honor of the anniversary of the birth of GodLady Shadows  on July 24, was Birthday!

This Week’s Riddle:

Pronounced as one, made using three. Two are used within me. I can be single but rare. I'm black, brown, gray and of course sometimes white. Read me either way, you'll get the same story each time.

Good luck!

Special Announcements

Congratulations to:
  • GodNewes  and GodKyrin  who are so old we get to make fun of their funny clothes... I mean who earned their Prophets’ robes this past week! Thanks for sticking around!!
  • GodAnonymouse  whose heroine completed her most evil quest just today: #666: Take two aspirin and quest again in the morning. It doesn’t sound all that evil, but it was #666, so we’re celebrating, darn it!
  • GodGod Is Not Short  who zapped their hero to win #500 in the arena this week! Way to go!

Famous HM Heroes This Week

#920 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1167 g.e.
Fallon Skye - 66th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Mystic ☾”, stands at the 49th position in the pantheon of storytellers under the vigilant supervision of the god GodNenalata . Distinctive features: a reckless disregard for danger, and an incredibly high pain threshold caused by repeated exposure to blunt objects.

Member of the Week

Yeah - he’s that good looking, folks. It’s best not to look directly at him...
Get to know a member of Harvest Moon! This week's guest is: GodVothros 
  • Q: What GV pet would you like to have?
  • A: One that doesn't die.
  • Q: What are your hero's marketable skills?
  • A: He’s easy to kill.
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: ...... Yes :)
  • Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
  • A: Forgetting my hero in the arena to die on his own.
  • Q: What is the most memorable thing your hero has done so far?
  • A: Side stepping to prevent a falling rock hurting his shoulder and getting a concussion instead. :)
  • Q: If you had to eat your hero, which part of the body would you tuck into first?
  • A: That beer guzzling slob? I'd probably go for his toenails. At least those I can wash.
  • Q: Of all of the equipment out there, what is your ultimate, dream “outfit” for your hero?
  • A: Never thought about it. As long as he remains clothed I'm happy and so are you.

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.
FOR SALE: Defective hero speaks the wrong language. I have no idea what he’s saying... Err... Will be a great tutor if looking to learn a different language. Call 555-EEE-WHAA

WANTED: Evil genius seeks minions to sacrifice their lives in world domination attempt. Must be prepared to work 24-7 for fascist psychopath for no pay. Messy death inevitable but costumes and laser death rays provided. No weirdos. Call: 555-MWAH-HAHA

FOR SALE: Hero with a map to buried treasure tattooed on back. Won’t stop trying to dig for it. Very annoying. Call: BUY-A-MIRROR

SERVICE: Lesons in englissh grammer kontact I at 1-555-TEECH-ME four mor informayshon

WANTED: 363 gold pieces. Will gladly trade for a nice hat. Call 1-BRN-ERY-SCND

WANTED: Guild surgeon for a new health clinic opening in the area. No experience needed. Must have own tools. Call: STITCHES-4-U

PERSONAL: Will the person who got hit in the head with a tomato in the 1950’s please contact: OOPS-MY-BAD2

WANTED: Someone to clean temple. Could become a full-time position. Must have hula-hoop. Call: WHAT-CAMERA

POSITION AVAILABLE: Are you tired of working for only $ 9.75 an hour? We offer profit sharing, flexible hours, paid vacations and health benefits! Starting pay $5 - $7 per hour depending upon experience. Call:

FOR SALE: Solid oak, handmade casket in good condition. True work of art! Used only once. Pop on it to Charlie’s Chipped Corpse Containers in Deville. A deal this good only comes along once in a lifetime so be sure to visit every lifetime!

LOST: Arm, hand attached. Last seen in an open field. If found please bring it to the doctor’s office in Anville. I’ll be waiting! Dr. Frank’s lab. Will pay well for your discretion.

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

I'm constantly being followed by noobs. They're always in my way, slowing me down, and trying to take credit for my dirty work! I've shot at them with lightning bolts, rained down upon them with acid, yet they won't stop following me! Worst of all, they call themselves my “minions!” If I wanted minions, I'd adopt yellow tic-tac's! Please, I'm begging you, can you give me ideas on how to quietly "dispose" of them?

Signed,
Totally creeped out.



Dearest You think you’re creeded out,

Oh, there are ways - so many ways - to dispose of minions, quietly or otherwise! Let’s start with the basics, shall we? They like what they’ve seen so far? Kick it up a notch! They think lightning is fun? Great! How do they like it when it strikes the swimming pool they’re all in? Acid rain makes them giggle? Try napalm! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Still thinking of something more... quiet? Just swing on by my lab for a visit. Heck, stay for dinner! I’m sure I can find several recipes that they will... agree with.

I hesitate to mention this last option, but I’d be doing our readers a disservice if I didn’t. Your last resort: If they seem to like what you’ve done so far, try switching it up. Give them rainbows and unicorns instead of lightning and acid. I know, I know - I shudder at these thoughts myself - I’d say “playing nice” like that is downright despicable - but war is war and losing is not an option. Best of luck! I do hope you’ll take me up on my dinner invitation.

Yours,
~Dr. Frank

Over the Moon

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

How to play:

  • 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 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:

  1. This de facto country became no longer a country in 1951.
  2. The annual HM picnic is scheduled for this weekend. Bella sends the gnomes to buy plates and cups for all of the guests and she iss very clear that they are not to come back without exactly as many cups as plates (1 cup for every plate). Plates are only available in packages of 54 and cups are only available in packages of 42. This is the number of packages of each item the gnomes have to get.
    In addition, Dr. Frank makes the gnomes a list of food needed for the picnic:
    * The ratio of kitty sammiches to veggie burgers is 9 to 2.
    * The ratio of hot dogs to kitty sammiches is 4 to 3.
    * The gnomes need to get exactly 24 veggie burgers.
    This is ow many hot dogs they will need to buy.
  3. Ultraviolet, dummy, and stone have this in common.
  4. This natural remedy is derived from the bark of a willow tree


We have a whole new game a-brewing for this month’s Championship round. Who will be the first contestant? It could be you! See you in the forum!

News Briefs

  • What: First Godville National Tournament
    When: NOW! Round one is almost over. Stay tuned to the tournament’s wiki for updates.
    Where: Logs are being posted on the tournamen forum thread in the Main Square.
    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: Waffle Wednesdays
    When: … on Wednesdays. Hello?
    Where: The Infinity Waffles guild forum.
    Why: Waffles. Need I say more? Waffles for Waffle Wednesday at Infinity Waffles every Wednesday. See? Not so hard. :)

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, Raindropstop and SourceRunner. Staff photographer: Bellatrixie the Strange.
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