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This week’s featured topic: '''Pets (part 3)'''
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This week’s featured topic: '''Golden Bricks'''
  
 
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'''What is the pet medal?'''
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'''What is a Golden Brick?'''
  
The pet or “breeder medal” {{medal|zv=*date and time*}} is awarded to God/desses who keep raise their hero’s pet up to level 30. Pets that get knocked out and are not revived within the allotted 60 hours become “levelless” and will not help you work towards this achievement.
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Most likely, unless you’ve only been playing for a day or two (in which case: Welcome to Godville!) or living under a fairly large rock, chances are you’ve seen mention of these shiny baubles a time or two. [[Golden bricks]] are what your hero/ine will build your temple out of. They are arguably the most valuable item your hero/ine can find... until they’ve collected 1,000 of them, at which point, they will complete your temple.
  
'''How do I get it?'''
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'''How do you get these magnificent, shiny bricks?'''
  
Keep the pet alive. Should it get knocked out, you need around 450 gold coins per level of the pet. Example: level 10 pet will need a maximum of 4500 gold (always best to have more). You can dig to find gold, arena and win, or finish an epic quest if you’re lucky. There is also a group on Palringo to help: HM's Pet Cemetery
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There are several ways:
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*Punish or Encourage your hero/ine when they have 3,000 gold coins or more (it’s very helpful to set notifications on your phone or in Google Chrome to alert you to these moments if you’re looking to “brick faster.”
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*You have a chance at getting a brick just for sending to the arena, you get one for winning in the arena and you have a chance at getting one if you “time out” (don’t match) in the arena.
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*You get one just for finishing a quest (some epic quests give you more than one).
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*You may get one (or more) if you defeat a one of the [[boss-monsters]] you can dig up or if you finish a [[mini-quest]] that ends in a boss-monster and defeat it.
  
'''Why should I try to get it?'''
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So, you have your 1,000th brick. What next? Read next weeks issue for more information on ''The Temple.''  
 
 
You get a badge next to your name to show everyone you achieved this goal, it’s also one of the Achievements in the game. Sometimes, the medal will prevent your pet being knocked out. If you choose to not revive and you release your pet after it reaches level 30, you still get to keep the medal.
 
 
 
'''Next week:''' Golden Bricks Explained
 
 
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| [[File:Bella Stewart.jpg|thumbnail|Queen of evil]] '''Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!'''
  
I don't know about you, but now that the holidays are over and no one is giving me gifts or plying me with food, eggnog and champagne, I'm feeling pretty darned bored. I'll bet you are, too. So, this past week I tried to find ways to cure myself of the winter blahs. Maybe they'll work for you, too.
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While looking through the [[Harvest Moon]] castle the other day in search of my misplaced thumbscrews, I came across a number of leftover holiday guests who looked as though they had permanently moved in. Not only that, they were starting to smell. They had to go, but they obviously had no intention of doing so - I had to get creative, and so this week's column is: ''How to get rid of guests who have overstayed their visit!''
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* Tell them they're being relocated to Lady Darkness' and Dogess' room. If seeing their torture “toys” on the walls doesn't send them packing, one night ought to do the trick.
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* Offer a free concrete body wrap in the spa. Once it sets, spray them gold and have the evil gnomes lay them on the foundation of a rival's unfinished temple.
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* Hide Hairplug4men's sock under their pillow. (Just the threat of doing this will send most people flying out the door. )
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* Have Dr. Frank-n-furter show them his lab. They may not leave, but trust me, you'll probably never see them again.
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* Get me drunk and set up the karaoke machine. Few can withstand the awesome awfulness...erm, power of my voice.
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* Lock them in a room with Mistress of Science while she explains calculus and quantum physics to them. This may not work on everyone, but it sure works on me!
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* Let the late-night Palringo crew loose with colored sharpies once the guest has passed out from too much Dark Flame. Not only will they leave the next morning, they'll remember us for a long, long, looooong time.
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* Give them a tour of the Harvest Moon kitchen. If that doesn't gross them out, nothing will.
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* Unscrew all the lightbulbs in their room, tack a sign up that says "Sarika," and wait for Rufus to get home. Take photos.
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* If all else fails, lock them in Hairplug4men's closet for five minutes. Warning: NOT for the faint-hearted. Casualties may occur. Always wear a gas mask and gloves.
  
* Short-sheet all the beds in the guild hall (except mine, of course), then mock your guild mates as they remake their beds. (So fun!)
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No more pesky guests! I feel so great about it, I think I'll break into song! Now where's that karaoke mic?
*Make an origami Multi-legged Luggage. (You may get extremely frustrated and irritable, but you won't be bored. And torching it off when you give up is satisfying.)
 
*Tell a bunch of small children that there is no Santa. (Warning: make sure no parents are present. Yes, that's how I got my black eye.)
 
*Target other Gods' temples with the pup-a-pult. (I'll replenish all the puppies I used on Mort's.)
 
*Liberally shake cayenne pepper onto a platter of kitten sammiches and hide all beverages except '''Dark Flame'''. (Warning: don't plan on getting any sleep until everyone passes out.)
 
*Vote everything down in the Ideabox. (Evidently, tons of people had this idea before I did.)
 
*See how many times you can punish your hero in ten minutes without killing him. (If he dies, you have to start over. Galldemort is still smoldering.)
 
*Try to balance a penguin smoothie on your head while walking from one end of the guild hall to the other. (This is hard! And messy.)
 
*Recite the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody backwards. (.....put man a killed just Momma. Whew!)
 
*And, of course, there's the old standby: kicking puppies in half. Always sure to please!
 
  
So, feeling blah? Try some of these remedies, or invent your own! Winter can’t last forever, can it?
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'''Next week:'''  Bella answers your decorating, entertaining, and cooking questions! So send them in!
  
'''Next week:''' Meh. I don't know. I'm too bored to figure that out right now. 
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''Pleeease!''
  
 
''Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send {{god|Bellatrixie the Strange}} (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.''
 
''Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send {{god|Bellatrixie the Strange}} (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.''
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| [[File:ZeeDucky.jpg|thumb|right|The quacker to our cheese!]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is Blood Council-member: {{God|Zeerty|temple=0|breeder=0}}
* '''Q:''' What is your favorite salty snack?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Really anything flavored with the tears of virgins.  That or Cheetos.}}
 
 
* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
 
* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Michael Jackson's Bad. I prefer to sit out, however, and watch the minion dance to avoid lightning.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' I like to dance to [http://youtu.be/Pwe-pA6TaZk Where the Hell is Matt?}}
* '''Q:''' What GV pet would you like to have?  
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* '''Q:''' What color underwear are you wearing?  
* {{color|red||'''A:''' An Omnomnomnivore. Seems like it would know some good recipes.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Um, let me check... it's the color Gap.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What are your hero’s marketable skills?  
 
* '''Q:''' What are your hero’s marketable skills?  
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Hmm. Well he's very good at not listening and talking over me, so maybe he'd be a good DMV or call center employee.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' It's definitely the “Rays of love” skill that I taught her. Can you think of a skill more the antithetical for an evil heroine to use than “Rays of love?”}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?  
 
* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?  
* {{color|red||'''A:''' By emotional, do you mean excited?  Then yes!  For every encourage I have the chance to hammer him with punishments in order to retain my alignment.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Absolutely not. I know my heroine is evil at heart, so if I have to use an encourage here or there, it won't heal the evil within her.}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
 
* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' No, I proudly display all my Ancient Roman currency.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Oh yes. Although in public my heroine only has ten skills, I know she secretly has these five as well:
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# Incompetence, 20th level
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# Denial, 19th level
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# Beer Pong, 17th level
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# Kicking and Screaming, 16th level
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# Microsoft Word, 14th level}}
  
 
''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
 
''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
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| It was riveting, ladies and other folks! Riveting! Every match in the finals came down to a tiebreaker. {{God|Divine Dark Queen}} and her hero Evil Apprentice took down {{God|Tao Zen}} and Shao Mao in two out of three matches, making {{God|Divine Dark Queen}} our third place winner.
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| '''The Dart''' - 70th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Its got fangs!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/gratitude?page=2#p_169 169th position] in the [[pantheon of gratitude]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Tradwolley}}. His worst enemy - a Tongue Twister. Favorite trophy - something that looks like a free lunch. He is also a huge fan of Los Adminos’s pubs.
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The action continued as {{God|Absent Goddess}} and her heroine Simply Confused valiantly defended against the young up-and-comer {{God|Manhernandez295}} (hero of the same name) to no avail. In yet another round requiring all three matches, {{God|Manhernandez295}} took the win and took home first prize.
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| As of press time, Round One is complete and Round Two is almost done. Facing off in the semi-final is {{God|Divine Dark Queen}} vs {{God|Absent Goddess}} and {{God|Manhernandez295}} will face either {{God|Erissa of Chaos}} or {{God|Tao Zen}}. The two winners will then face off to see who takes home the first and second place prizes while the two less successful God/desses’ hero/ines will square off for the honor (or charges) that comes with being crowned third and fourth place winner.
 
  
You can follow the action at [https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/hmtr https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/hmtr]. The No-Influence Tournament is held quarterly, so get ready for April if you weren’t able to make this one!
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Congratulations (and charges) to each of our top-four contestants and a hearty “Thanks for playing!” to everyone else who participated. The No-Influence Tournament is held quarterly, so get ready for April if you weren’t able to make this one! All you need is an invite or two! Hope to see you there.
 
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| [[File:SilentBob.jpg|thumb|left|He speaks!! ...Quite a bit, actually.]]Get to know a newer member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|SilentBob187}}
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| [[File:KingHeem.jpg|thumb|left|So fresh and new he (almost) still smells good!]]Get to know a newer member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|King Heem}}
 
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
 
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Zostacular, a friend from other games, suggested I try out Godville and join his guild.  I've been hooked ever since.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' I wanted to let out my inner evil and join a group that will inflict more pain than a Lego. >:)}}
 
* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
 
* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Under a rocket that says "No coin purse here," in permanent ink.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' In his pants lining >_> (don't remember that).}}
 
* '''Q:''' Name something(s) you and your hero have in common.
 
* '''Q:''' Name something(s) you and your hero have in common.
* {{color|red||'''A:''' When it really matters, we both fall victim to The Great Random's less supportive side.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' He loves tacos as much as I do :)}}
* '''Q:''' What is the best advice you’ve gotten from another God or Goddess?
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* '''Q:''' What advice would you give another, newer player?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Melt more coin, alchemical transmuters are amazing, and never walk away from an arena fight/skirmish if you think you're winning.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' For the first few days of you starting your hero give them as much attention as a baby}}
 
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
 
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Sardines and Thousand Island dressing.}}  
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Heinz chocolate ice cream syrup >;)}}  
 
''What would you like to know about your [[Harvest Moon]] guild mates? Submit your questions to any member of the Weekly Harvest staff!''
 
''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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| '''Wanted:''' Sparring partners. We have a couple of members getting really close to their Coach achievement. If you have an invite, add them next time they pop up in guild council asking for spars. They’re pretty great folks to have on your list. You won’t be sorry you did.
 
 
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| '''Lost:''' Guild Initiation paddle. Last seen at the initiation of {{God|Happy Bunny}}. On Friday at 2 AM PST, the lights will go out for 15 minutes. Should the paddle “magically resurface” at this time, there will be no questions asked. DO NOT make us come looking for it.
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| '''Wanted:''' Classified ads! Have something to sell? Want something you’re willing buy or trade for? Looking to hire an assassin? Send it in! All we ask in return is your soul (once you’re done with it, of course).
 
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| '''Wanted:''' Information on [[Silver Raven Piracy Guild]]. Talk to the duck behind the theater. Will pay for solid leads.
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| '''Attention:''' Will the Deity in charge of the jerk that keeps parking his Double Dragon outside of the [[Los Demonos]] trader’s hut ''please'' make them stop? A cranky Dragon is rarely good for business and when ''my'' business is down, prices are effected. Thank you!
 
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| '''Reply:''' To the “handyman in search of arms,” I have 3.5 pair. All yours. Price negotiable. Post meet in next week’s paper if you’re interested.
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| '''Reply:''' To the arms dealer: If any of those 3.5 pair of arms make a matching set, please bring them to Molotov’s Cocktail Bar on Day 993 g.e.
 
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| '''Personal:''' Single, green, dragon-god seeks unattached, virginal female for relatively short-term relationship. Just tether yourself to the stake on the south side of the [[River Stinks]] at the next full moon.  
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| '''Found:''' Book of “Creative Voice Commands.” Not returning them, just thought you might want to know they’ll be put to good use.  
 
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| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|left|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank,''
 
| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|left|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank,''
  
''I have some great ideas that I think would help out guild a lot. How do I communicate these?''
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''My hero keeps running into the same heroine. She invites him to share her fire, plies him with drinks, even reads (and occasionally writes in) his diary. Is he being stalked, or are they just good friends?''
  
''Signed, I’d like to help!''
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''Signed, A little creeped out''
  
Dearest Helpy Helperson,
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Dearest Optimistic beyond belief,
  
Great ideas are always welcome at [[Harvest Moon]]! Heck, not-so-great-ideas are worth a shot. Send them to any of the Blood Council members, pipe up in the Guild Council, take out ad space in the Godville Times, we don’t care how you get them to us, just get them to us! Not every idea is a gem. I’m still apologizing for my “Bring Your [[Significant otter]] to Work Day” idea, not to mention my game ideas like “Who Can Kill Their Hero the Fastest,” “Let’s Guess What That Smell Is” (it involved a certain sock...), “Laundry Day” (hint: lingerie needs hand washing) or “Who Can Clean Frank’s Lab.” Yes, even I come up with ideas that aren’t loved by all. I’ll wait for you to recover from the shock that statement must’ve caused...
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You ''wish'' your hero was being stalked by that little gal! Be honest: you’re ''hoping'' she can turn him around, be a good influence on him, make him understand that you only want what’s best for him and that you Punish him because he ''needs'' it, not because you’re sadistic and cruel. I’ll give you the bad news first. Not happening, sweetheart. First: you ''are'' sadistic and cruel and, while our heroes may not be the most moral of creatures, I have yet to see one lie successfully. Second: if your hero could get a date, all of Godville would be lining up to ask “How did he do that?” Why? Because stalking requires intent and our heroes just aren’t that bright! Every other hero is out there getting slapped, having restraining orders filed against them, and otherwise failing miserably at having a social life. If you’ve found a secret formula that changes that: please, do share!
  
In other words, we want your ideas! Send us a note, a suggestion, a plea for play time in the lab, a link to a video clip of your audition for Survivor, or just a howdy! We look forward to hearing from you!
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Here’s the good news: Your hero has a friend! Friends can be useful. They stop by with some tasty buns or offer a beer at the most convenient of times. The more friends you have, the more you’ll see. If you only have a few friends, it can certainly look a bit stalkery. Branch out! When you get invites, send them to your guildmates (friending folks who are active in your Guild Council is a great place to start)! Did you know you can send an invite without using 50% of your godpower to save it? Just “Invite a friend” when you have one in inventory. Still insist your hero is being stalked? Send him to me! When I’m done with him, the little hussy won’t be interested anymore, I guarantee it.
  
 
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''No question is too great or too small! Submit your questions for {{god|Doctor Frank-n-furter}} to any member of the staff. No invites? Send them via email to drfrank.hm@gmail.com.''
 
''No question is too great or too small! Submit your questions for {{god|Doctor Frank-n-furter}} to any member of the staff. No invites? Send them via email to drfrank.hm@gmail.com.''
 
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Visit [http://www.cafepress.com/harvestmoonmerchandise http://www.cafepress.com/harvestmoonmerchandise] and show the world what darkness lurks inside of you... or inside of your coffee mug.
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Visit [http://www.cafepress.com/harvestmoonmerchandise http://www.cafepress.com/harvestmoonmerchandise] and let the world know you are not to be trifled with when you wear your adorable, pink, HM ladies tee to your next social event!
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What? Pink? Who the heck...? Should we go ahead and call it “sassy”? What do you mean my speech-to-text is on? Of course it's... Oh, that’s just great. ''*ahem*''
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This week’s featured topic: Golden Bricks

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Does my font look big in this? #12

Golden Bricks

Oooooh! Shiny!

What is a Golden Brick?

Most likely, unless you’ve only been playing for a day or two (in which case: Welcome to Godville!) or living under a fairly large rock, chances are you’ve seen mention of these shiny baubles a time or two. Golden bricks are what your hero/ine will build your temple out of. They are arguably the most valuable item your hero/ine can find... until they’ve collected 1,000 of them, at which point, they will complete your temple.

How do you get these magnificent, shiny bricks?

There are several ways:

  • Punish or Encourage your hero/ine when they have 3,000 gold coins or more (it’s very helpful to set notifications on your phone or in Google Chrome to alert you to these moments if you’re looking to “brick faster.”
  • You have a chance at getting a brick just for sending to the arena, you get one for winning in the arena and you have a chance at getting one if you “time out” (don’t match) in the arena.
  • You get one just for finishing a quest (some epic quests give you more than one).
  • You may get one (or more) if you defeat a one of the boss-monsters you can dig up or if you finish a mini-quest that ends in a boss-monster and defeat it.

So, you have your 1,000th brick. What next? Read next weeks issue for more information on The Temple.

At Home with Bella Stewart

Queen of evil
Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!

While looking through the Harvest Moon castle the other day in search of my misplaced thumbscrews, I came across a number of leftover holiday guests who looked as though they had permanently moved in. Not only that, they were starting to smell. They had to go, but they obviously had no intention of doing so - I had to get creative, and so this week's column is: How to get rid of guests who have overstayed their visit!

  • Tell them they're being relocated to Lady Darkness' and Dogess' room. If seeing their torture “toys” on the walls doesn't send them packing, one night ought to do the trick.
  • Offer a free concrete body wrap in the spa. Once it sets, spray them gold and have the evil gnomes lay them on the foundation of a rival's unfinished temple.
  • Hide Hairplug4men's sock under their pillow. (Just the threat of doing this will send most people flying out the door. )
  • Have Dr. Frank-n-furter show them his lab. They may not leave, but trust me, you'll probably never see them again.
  • Get me drunk and set up the karaoke machine. Few can withstand the awesome awfulness...erm, power of my voice.
  • Lock them in a room with Mistress of Science while she explains calculus and quantum physics to them. This may not work on everyone, but it sure works on me!
  • Let the late-night Palringo crew loose with colored sharpies once the guest has passed out from too much Dark Flame. Not only will they leave the next morning, they'll remember us for a long, long, looooong time.
  • Give them a tour of the Harvest Moon kitchen. If that doesn't gross them out, nothing will.
  • Unscrew all the lightbulbs in their room, tack a sign up that says "Sarika," and wait for Rufus to get home. Take photos.
  • If all else fails, lock them in Hairplug4men's closet for five minutes. Warning: NOT for the faint-hearted. Casualties may occur. Always wear a gas mask and gloves.

No more pesky guests! I feel so great about it, I think I'll break into song! Now where's that karaoke mic?

Next week: Bella answers your decorating, entertaining, and cooking questions! So send them in!

Pleeease!

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

Get To Know a Deity

The quacker to our cheese!
Here we sit down weekly with a Harvest Moon warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is Blood Council-member: GodZeerty 
  • Q: What song do you love to dance to?
  • A: I like to dance to [http://youtu.be/Pwe-pA6TaZk Where the Hell is Matt?
  • Q: What color underwear are you wearing?
  • A: Um, let me check... it's the color Gap.
  • Q: What are your hero’s marketable skills?
  • A: It's definitely the “Rays of love” skill that I taught her. Can you think of a skill more the antithetical for an evil heroine to use than “Rays of love?”
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: Absolutely not. I know my heroine is evil at heart, so if I have to use an encourage here or there, it won't heal the evil within her.
  • Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
  • A: Oh yes. Although in public my heroine only has ten skills, I know she secretly has these five as well:
  1. Incompetence, 20th level
  2. Denial, 19th level
  3. Beer Pong, 17th level
  4. Kicking and Screaming, 16th level
  5. Microsoft Word, 14th level

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

No-Influence Tournament Results

It was riveting, ladies and other folks! Riveting! Every match in the finals came down to a tiebreaker. GodDivine Dark Queen  and her hero Evil Apprentice took down GodTao Zen  and Shao Mao in two out of three matches, making GodDivine Dark Queen  our third place winner.

The action continued as GodAbsent Goddess  and her heroine Simply Confused valiantly defended against the young up-and-comer GodManhernandez295  (hero of the same name) to no avail. In yet another round requiring all three matches, GodManhernandez295  took the win and took home first prize.

Congratulations (and charges) to each of our top-four contestants and a hearty “Thanks for playing!” to everyone else who participated. The No-Influence Tournament is held quarterly, so get ready for April if you weren’t able to make this one! All you need is an invite or two! Hope to see you there.

Member of the Week

So fresh and new he (almost) still smells good!
Get to know a newer member of Harvest Moon! This week's guest is: GodKing Heem 
  • Q: How did you choose HM?
  • A: I wanted to let out my inner evil and join a group that will inflict more pain than a Lego. >:)
  • Q: Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
  • A: In his pants lining >_> (don't remember that).
  • Q: Name something(s) you and your hero have in common.
  • A: He loves tacos as much as I do :)
  • Q: What advice would you give another, newer player?
  • A: For the first few days of you starting your hero give them as much attention as a baby
  • Q: What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
  • A: Heinz chocolate ice cream syrup >;)

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

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.
Wanted: Classified ads! Have something to sell? Want something you’re willing buy or trade for? Looking to hire an assassin? Send it in! All we ask in return is your soul (once you’re done with it, of course).
Attention: Will the Deity in charge of the jerk that keeps parking his Double Dragon outside of the Los Demonos trader’s hut please make them stop? A cranky Dragon is rarely good for business and when my business is down, prices are effected. Thank you!
Reply: To the arms dealer: If any of those 3.5 pair of arms make a matching set, please bring them to Molotov’s Cocktail Bar on Day 993 g.e.
Found: Book of “Creative Voice Commands.” Not returning them, just thought you might want to know they’ll be put to good use.

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

My hero keeps running into the same heroine. She invites him to share her fire, plies him with drinks, even reads (and occasionally writes in) his diary. Is he being stalked, or are they just good friends?

Signed, A little creeped out

Dearest Optimistic beyond belief,

You wish your hero was being stalked by that little gal! Be honest: you’re hoping she can turn him around, be a good influence on him, make him understand that you only want what’s best for him and that you Punish him because he needs it, not because you’re sadistic and cruel. I’ll give you the bad news first. Not happening, sweetheart. First: you are sadistic and cruel and, while our heroes may not be the most moral of creatures, I have yet to see one lie successfully. Second: if your hero could get a date, all of Godville would be lining up to ask “How did he do that?” Why? Because stalking requires intent and our heroes just aren’t that bright! Every other hero is out there getting slapped, having restraining orders filed against them, and otherwise failing miserably at having a social life. If you’ve found a secret formula that changes that: please, do share!

Here’s the good news: Your hero has a friend! Friends can be useful. They stop by with some tasty buns or offer a beer at the most convenient of times. The more friends you have, the more you’ll see. If you only have a few friends, it can certainly look a bit stalkery. Branch out! When you get invites, send them to your guildmates (friending folks who are active in your Guild Council is a great place to start)! Did you know you can send an invite without using 50% of your godpower to save it? Just “Invite a friend” when you have one in inventory. Still insist your hero is being stalked? Send him to me! When I’m done with him, the little hussy won’t be interested anymore, I guarantee it.

Yours,

~Dr. Frank

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

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Special Thanks to our staff writers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Cecceticat, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Jarlbank, Lady Darkness, Lady Shadows, Magic Merlin, Syrocko and The Other Gods. Staff photographers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Kure. Issue #1 Issue #2 Issue #3 Issue #4 Issue #5 Issue #6 Issue #7 Issue #8 Issue #9 Issue #10 Issue #11