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'''How to join in “the right way.”'''
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'''Topic #1: How to Dig without Being a Leech'''
  
So you checked out the forums and you’d like to participate but you’re shy or unsure of the proper “etiquette”? These general guidelines are for you!
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Greetings! I have been a lifetime non-payer of Godville, partially because I think if I linked my Paypal to Godville I would quickly empty my bank account, but also because I am just too darn cheap. Having felt the frustration of not being able to keep up with my paying companions, I felt I would share my strategies at efficiently playing the game. Since digging boss monsters has become my new favorite past-time, I thought I might share my approach on it.
  
# No reason to be shy! Remember, on the interwebz, nobody knows you’re really a dog. Just kidding - kind of. If you hit “post” and immediately regret it or notice a typo, you can always edit or delete your post by using the little tiny triangle next to your name on that post. It will show you a drop-down menu that will let you handle those types of things. You only have 15-17 minutes to "fix" it, but it's better than nothing!
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'''Why dig?''' Digging can trigger boss monsters, which you fight with allies. They are often incredibly rich and usually carry at least two bricks, so they are good for both nontemple and temple owners alike. They are also invaluable for reviving knocked out pets. Plus, there's a shiny hunter achievement.
# Still not convinced? Private message an active poster and have them read over your post before you send it. Most of us are happy to tell you how awesome you are or, at the very least, that it’s perfectly fine to post whatever it is you wrote or give you pointers if you need them.
 
# You posted and someone deleted your brilliant verbiage? How dare they? Before you get all huffy: think! Did you post on a “dead” thread? Did your post contain words inappropriate for a PG-13 audience? Were you “spamming,” trying to recruit or poach members from other guilds, or being rude? If you were, prepare to have your post removed as none of these actions are appreciated in the forum community.
 
# A guild is having an event and you’d like to participate but you/your guild weren't invited. Send a friend invite to a member of the guild in question and ask before barging into their role play. More often than not you’ll be invited to join in the fun, but some folks work very hard on their forums and someone traipsing in and messing up the flow of their story line can be un-fun.
 
# Your guild is hosting an event and you’d like to invite others. Great! Don’t post in every active forum inside of 5 minutes (that’s spam, folks, so take your time! One per hour or so works well.), be considerate of what’s going on in their forum at the moment, and be prepared to make some new friends!
 
# Another guild is hosting an open event you’d like to participate in, but you don’t know how to make green boxes or bold text. Don’t sweat it! Send a PM to an active poster if you’re truly afraid you’re wearing the wrong outfit to the dance, and remember that “Preview comment” lets you view before you “Post Reply.
 
  
Basically, there’s not a lot of “rules” about posting in the forums. Just be considerate of others and have fun! If there’s something you don’t know how to do, there’s someone out there who does, so don’t be afraid to ask. Happy posting!
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'''Know how to effectively dig:''' There are several guides already in the [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Digging wiki] and on the  [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546?page=111#post_105040 HM forum] but the most basic advice is to never dig while fighting or in town. To trigger a boss monster, you also generally need to be at least half health
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'''Be prepared:''' Like arena, make sure you carry at least 3 charges into battle, since you never know what you are going to match. I also usually only dig at full GP and very high health (e.g. after leaving town), since this will save you from having to heal early in the battle. I '''NEVER''' use all my GP to get a trigger message unless I am prepared to use a charge or several. Success in Godville in general requires either patience or money.
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'''Know your boss monster:''' There is a forum thread dedicated to it [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2143?page=1 here]. It is a flat out waste of GP to use VCs against a deafening or punishes against a faithless, for example. Also, check the health level of the monster. I have fought more than one boss where none of the allies needed to use any GP, though this is rare. If the health level is approximately less than twice the combined health of you and your allies, and as long as it isn't sweeping, it's a good candidate for a 0 GP battle. Especially if it has pickpocketing or other such skills which cause it to skip a turn fighting in favor of other actions. That said, I only try this when I match friends who agree to the same, and in general if I see my ally wants to fight it, out of courtesy I will help too whether I know them or not.
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'''Help out:''' [https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/tips/arena Attack VC] and punish when appropriate, especially if you notice your ally is too. Be ok with using charges. We've all matched that guy who just heals and prays the whole time. Don't be that guy. You can heal and pray, but don't make it the only thing you do. A lot of us who dig are friends, and we talk. Don't develop a bad reputation, I have known folks who have purposely tried to heal the monster to outlast lazy allies, or used miracles to destroy all its stuff. On the flip side, I have made half a dozen friends from people who've added me for being a helpful ally. '''EXCEPTION:''' if you match an auriferous, which makes gold over time. Don't try to hurt those.
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'''Pray:''' This might be the most controversial thing on the list, but I think it is ok to pray if you are otherwise helping out. I reason that I end up using more GP fighting the monster in the end than I would otherwise. I generally start praying if I am at about 20% GP and don't need to urgently heal.
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'''Be ok with ending in low health:''' This is risky, since it may end in death, but it will give you a free trip to town to heal, sell, and pray so you can get enough GP to dig again!
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'''Don't:'''
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'''Use miracles:''' This is generally frowned upon since it does nothing to hurt the monster, and more often than not destroys his items. You will anger people. Besides, you're a nonpayer, and it's a waste of 50% GP.
 
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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!'''
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| [[File:Dasigaan.jpg|thumb|right|The god of all the little people.]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is: {{God|Dasigaan|temple=0}}
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* '''Q:''' What's your favorite evil snack?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Evil vegetarian chicken wings.}}
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* '''Q:''' What color underwear are you wearing?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Purple}}
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* '''Q:''' What's the most evil thing your hero has done in your temple?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Have 30 cute bunnies around and NOT pet them.}}
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* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' I've had tears.}}
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* '''Q:''' What are your hero's marketable skills?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' He can throw a book into the air and catch it with his foot.}}
  
After signing up for the voice command-only dueling tournament over at [[Yggdrasil The Ash Tree]] guild, I realized my VC repertoire is really pretty lame. So I decided to write some new ones that would stand out in a crowd. Smite, kick, heal, pray...so boring. But how to express the inner me? Then, while singing in the shower, it hit me - I should express myself in song! So this week, I present you with song lyrics that can be used as voice commands! I know - genius. And remember, folks - if you can't dazzle them with wit, befuddle them with obscure inanity!
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''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
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|[[File:OverTheMoon.jpg|thumb|right|We've got games, we've got prizes!]]'''The Weekly Harvest Quiz'''
  
'''FIGHTING'''
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'''How to play:'''
* HIT him with your best shot, fire away! ''(Pat Benetar)''
 
* Just BEAT it, BEAT it, no one wants to be defeated! ''(Michael Jackson)''
 
* You gotta SMITE for your right to paaaartay! ''(Beastie Boys)''
 
* TRAMPs like us, baby we were born to run! ''(Bruce Springsteen)''
 
* ATTACK of the killer tomatoes! ''(from the movie)''
 
* I get no KICKs from champagne, but I get a KICK out of you. ''(Cole Porter)''
 
* They say that lightning never STRIKEs the same place twice. ''(Ozzy Ozbourne)''
 
* BEAT me, daddy, eight to the bar! ''(Andrews Sisters)''
 
* He's a TRAMP, he's a scoundrel, he's a rounder, he's a cad! ''(Lady and the Tramp)''
 
  
'''HEALING'''
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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.
* No REST for the blessed, long life for the wicked! ''(Alexisonfire)''
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* Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la ''Jeopardy!'').
* See me, feel me, touch me, HEAL me. ''(The Who)''
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* Answers must be submitted via the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum]. ''Answers only, please! Don’t give away the questions to non-WH readers.''
* I'm willing to bet that I'mma be crazy for the REST of my life. ''(Ludacris)''
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* 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).
* DRINK one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer. ''(George Thorogood)''
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* The winner of the '''OtM Championship''' (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!
  
'''PRAYING'''
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'''This week’s Answers:'''
* It's no SACRIFICE, no SACRIFICE, no SACRIFICE at all. ''(Elton John)''
 
* When you call my name, it's like a little PRAYer. ''(Madonna)''
 
* (PRAISE) Like the devil. ''(Sevendust)''
 
  
There, my job is done. Nothing wrong with bringing a little culture to Godville. And you may just end up ruining your opponent's day by getting a song stuck in his or her head. Bonus!
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#This is the date, in g.e., that Harvest Moon was founded.
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#This is the number of gods in Harvest Moon with a positive alignment.
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#You need roughly this amount of gold to revive a level 20 pet.
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#This guild is an ally with HM and was founded on the same month that Kate and Prince William were married.
  
Next week: I can't think right now. That Madonna song just won't go away. 
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Congratulations to last month’s OtM Championship winner {{god|Elementarion}}! Good luck to all participants this week. See you in the forum!
 
 
''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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| '''Swayvil''' - 78th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Incarnate ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/templehood?page=1#p_8 8th position] in the [[pantheon of templehood]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Corwin}}. The hero has no distinctive features to date; however, he promises to get some before his next appearance.
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|'''Kellor''' – 73rd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Spork!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/mastery?page=1#p_65 65th position] in the pantheon of mastery under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Kriton}}. The hero has no distinctive features to date; however, he promises to get some before his next appearance.
 
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| '''Miracale''' - 65th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “99 probs buta brik aint 1”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=1#p_47 47th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Miracale}}. She's asking someone to get the band back together and report the results via telegram.
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| [[File:Domerthos.JPG|thumb|left|It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oops! It ate your hero!]]Get to know a newer member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|Domerthos}}
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* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' I was looking at the guild pantheons and found Harvest Moon there in the top rankings and I was looking for an evil guild.}}
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* '''Q:''' Where does your heroine hide her coin purse?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' I didn't even knew she has one because everytime I look at her she wastes it for beer or stupid things.}}
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* '''Q:''' Name some things that you and your hero have in common.
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' We are both evil minded and love to steal candy from babies.}}
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* '''Q:''' What advice would you give a newer player?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Forget your current guild, become evil and then join Harvest Moon!}}
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* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Hmm... A little bit of well-roasted good hero and an Ideaboxer’s heart.}}  
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* '''Q:''' Where would your heroine go on their first date...assuming they ever get one?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Into a dark, scary castle surrounded by lightning and lava... Oh, I've forgotten to mention the terrifying, hungry dragon!}}
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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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| '''WELCOME:''' Visit HP's newly remodeled closet! Don't not jump in the dog pit! It’s an experience you’ll wish you wouldn’t never forget!
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| '''FREE:''' Left over muffin bottoms. The most evil part of the muffin. Offer good only while supplies last. Visit the Blue Feather kitchen today!
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| '''SERVICES:''' Revolutionary new tanning salon open. Feel free to fry! Visit the Turn & Burn in Bumchester and ask about our new hot oil treatment.
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| '''FOR SALE:''' Old rusty coffee can. Only used once as an urn. 61 gold coins OBO. Call NO1-UKNO to make an offer.
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| '''SERVICES:''' In fear for your life? Running from the long arm of the law? Call the law firm of Hangman & Gallows at 900-WHAT-LAW.
 
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| [[File:Charlie.jpg|thumb|right|The dog behind the man...]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is Milkman of the Moon, the guy with nine (9!!) First Rank Achievements (and the cutest pug EVAR!): {{God|Hairplug4men|temple=0|breeder=0}}
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| '''FOR SALE:''' Extra large shrunken heads for half price! Visit Oopsie’s House of Magic in Tradeburg today!
* '''Q:''' What is your favorite salty snack?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Peni... I mean peanuts.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' "Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What GV pet would you like to have?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' A Multi-legged Luggage, if only to neglect and punish it for killing my hero so often.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What are your hero’s marketable skills?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' He's sells himself to the lowest bidder, that's a skill. right?}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' There are few things I'm afraid of in this world and that button is one, also lollipops.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What color underwear are you wearing?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' A little browner than yesterday.}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' I'm ambidextrous, I can punish with both hands.}}
 
 
 
''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
 
 
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| '''HELP WANTED:''' Hero’s Bloody Itch “skill” appears to be contagious. Looking for someone to scratch mine. Full time and part time positions available. Pay based on experience. Call 555-HELP today! Please!
 
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| '''FOR SALE:''' Sock monkey. Trained to smoke cigarettes and play the organ. Only 5000 gold coins! Call ITS-NOT-EVIL to arrange delivery.
 
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| '''FOR SALE:''' Girl Scout Cookies! Made with real Girl Scouts! Sign up for a box (or a case) today! Sign up sheet posted in the HM kitchen.
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| '''WANTED:''' Elderly bear seeks level-up scrolls to aid in the process he just doesn’t want to do himself. Will pay handsomely. Call TON-HFBS with any info.
 
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|[[File:OverTheMoon.jpg|thumb|right|We've got games, we've got prizes... Who needs a theme song?]]'''The Championship!'''
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| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|left|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank,''
  
Over the past four weeks, our readers have vied for the chance to compete for fun and prizes in the “Over The Moon” quiz. Questions (and crosswords puzzles) were posted here and answers were posted in the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum].
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''I keep burying monsters but other gods keep making their heroes dig them up! Are they trying to provoke me or what?''
  
Each week’s winner recieved four (4) charges ''and'' was automatically entered to play in the '''Over the Moon Championship''', held monthly on Palringo. Last week’s quiz garnered a tie and we’re still sorting out exactly who will be competing. Either {{god|JimBob64}}, {{god|Royal Highness}} or {{god|Godofbeer}} will be joining the previous week’s winners, {{god|Elementarion}}, {{god|Artsonian}} and {{god|GigglesMcGee}} to compete for 45 charges!
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''Signed, Buried ‘em for a reason''
  
'''This month’s OtM Championship:'''
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Dearest Soon-to-be most popular god in GV,
  
Think “Match Game”, but call it the OtMC! Each contestant will be asked 3 questions, their goal being to figure out how the panelists would answer them. Whoever has the most correct at the end wins. If there’s a tie, there will be a tie-breaking round.
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Maybe if you told them they’d stop? Bwahahahaha! Sorry. Almost got through that sentence with a straight face. Here’s the deal: you keep burying them, the others will keep digging them up. It’s not about you, buddy. They don’t even know about you (I always thought the monsters buried themselves). Quite honestly, digging for monsters is just too fun to quit! Perhaps instead of trying to keep them buried, you should recruit a few friends to help you bury more so there’s even more to dig up! Why, just the other day, my usually dim-witted hero quite eruditely pointed out how unsustainable the “everyone wants to dig but no one wants to bury” business model is. Please, keep burying them and try change your outlook. After all, whether buried or dispatched, it’s still one less monster prowling Godville.
  
All participants and audience members (all are welcome!) should join the [otm game show] group on Palringo. Not everyone is required to be there at the same time, but we’d like to ask the contestants to please message either {{god|Hairplug4men}} or {{god|Doctor Frank-n-furter}} to let us know what time(s) work best for you. Our hope would be to finish in time to publish the results (along with our next quiz) in next week’s ''Weekly Harvest''.
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Good luck to the contestants and happy viewing to our audience!
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''Dear Dr. Frank,''
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''All I want to do is zooma zoom zoom zoom and a poom-poom. Please help! I’ve stopped eating and sleeping. I’m really worried. Am I going to die?''
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''Signed A-wiggle & a-jiggle''
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Dearest Check baby, check baby, one, two, three, four,
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It's called the rump shaker and... well... it's highly contagious. There's good news and bad news. The bad news: yes, you're going to die (all mortals do). The good news: it won't (amazingly enough) be from this. While the rump shaker's beat is bound to get you up, cold flowin' like a faucet, not mean to make you sit, not mean to make you jump, I think I can safely say (as a totally awesome "doctor" of sorts) that turning off your stereo may remedy your malady or, in terms you may better comprehend: fix the sitch-ee-ay-shun. Turn off the stereo or at least take Wreckx-N-Effect off of repeat and/or put away the mix tapes your ex made you in 1992. You'll be fine.
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Just. Turn. It. Off.
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This week’s featured topic: Non-payer’s Guide to GV: #1

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  1. The HM Blog
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  4. Our Town Influence
  5. Our Forum
  6. The HM Day Spa
  7. Digging Advice

It’s not me, it’s you. #18

Godville on the Cheap: A Mooch's Nonpayer's Perspective

Don't go broke making your hero rich!

Topic #1: How to Dig without Being a Leech

Greetings! I have been a lifetime non-payer of Godville, partially because I think if I linked my Paypal to Godville I would quickly empty my bank account, but also because I am just too darn cheap. Having felt the frustration of not being able to keep up with my paying companions, I felt I would share my strategies at efficiently playing the game. Since digging boss monsters has become my new favorite past-time, I thought I might share my approach on it.

Why dig? Digging can trigger boss monsters, which you fight with allies. They are often incredibly rich and usually carry at least two bricks, so they are good for both nontemple and temple owners alike. They are also invaluable for reviving knocked out pets. Plus, there's a shiny hunter achievement.

Dos:

Know how to effectively dig: There are several guides already in the wiki and on the HM forum but the most basic advice is to never dig while fighting or in town. To trigger a boss monster, you also generally need to be at least half health

Be prepared: Like arena, make sure you carry at least 3 charges into battle, since you never know what you are going to match. I also usually only dig at full GP and very high health (e.g. after leaving town), since this will save you from having to heal early in the battle. I NEVER use all my GP to get a trigger message unless I am prepared to use a charge or several. Success in Godville in general requires either patience or money.

Know your boss monster: There is a forum thread dedicated to it here. It is a flat out waste of GP to use VCs against a deafening or punishes against a faithless, for example. Also, check the health level of the monster. I have fought more than one boss where none of the allies needed to use any GP, though this is rare. If the health level is approximately less than twice the combined health of you and your allies, and as long as it isn't sweeping, it's a good candidate for a 0 GP battle. Especially if it has pickpocketing or other such skills which cause it to skip a turn fighting in favor of other actions. That said, I only try this when I match friends who agree to the same, and in general if I see my ally wants to fight it, out of courtesy I will help too whether I know them or not.

Help out: Attack VC and punish when appropriate, especially if you notice your ally is too. Be ok with using charges. We've all matched that guy who just heals and prays the whole time. Don't be that guy. You can heal and pray, but don't make it the only thing you do. A lot of us who dig are friends, and we talk. Don't develop a bad reputation, I have known folks who have purposely tried to heal the monster to outlast lazy allies, or used miracles to destroy all its stuff. On the flip side, I have made half a dozen friends from people who've added me for being a helpful ally. EXCEPTION: if you match an auriferous, which makes gold over time. Don't try to hurt those.

Pray: This might be the most controversial thing on the list, but I think it is ok to pray if you are otherwise helping out. I reason that I end up using more GP fighting the monster in the end than I would otherwise. I generally start praying if I am at about 20% GP and don't need to urgently heal.

Be ok with ending in low health: This is risky, since it may end in death, but it will give you a free trip to town to heal, sell, and pray so you can get enough GP to dig again!

Don't:

Use miracles: This is generally frowned upon since it does nothing to hurt the monster, and more often than not destroys his items. You will anger people. Besides, you're a nonpayer, and it's a waste of 50% GP.

Get To Know a Deity

The god of all the little people.
Here we sit down weekly with a Harvest Moon warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is: GodDasigaan 
  • Q: What's your favorite evil snack?
  • A: Evil vegetarian chicken wings.
  • Q: What color underwear are you wearing?
  • A: Purple
  • Q: What's the most evil thing your hero has done in your temple?
  • A: Have 30 cute bunnies around and NOT pet them.
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: I've had tears.
  • Q: What are your hero's marketable skills?
  • A: He can throw a book into the air and catch it with his foot.

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

Over the Moon

We've got games, we've got prizes!
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 is the date, in g.e., that Harvest Moon was founded.
  2. This is the number of gods in Harvest Moon with a positive alignment.
  3. You need roughly this amount of gold to revive a level 20 pet.
  4. This guild is an ally with HM and was founded on the same month that Kate and Prince William were married.

Congratulations to last month’s OtM Championship winner GodElementarion ! Good luck to all participants this week. See you in the forum!

Famous HM Heroes This Week

#789 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1027 g.e.
Kellor – 73rd-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Spork!”, stands at the 65th position in the pantheon of mastery under the vigilant supervision of the god GodKriton . The hero has no distinctive features to date; however, he promises to get some before his next appearance.

Member of the Week

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oops! It ate your hero!
Get to know a newer member of Harvest Moon! This week's guest is: GodDomerthos 
  • Q: How did you choose HM?
  • A: I was looking at the guild pantheons and found Harvest Moon there in the top rankings and I was looking for an evil guild.
  • Q: Where does your heroine hide her coin purse?
  • A: I didn't even knew she has one because everytime I look at her she wastes it for beer or stupid things.
  • Q: Name some things that you and your hero have in common.
  • A: We are both evil minded and love to steal candy from babies.
  • Q: What advice would you give a newer player?
  • A: Forget your current guild, become evil and then join Harvest Moon!
  • Q: What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
  • A: Hmm... A little bit of well-roasted good hero and an Ideaboxer’s heart.
  • Q: Where would your heroine go on their first date...assuming they ever get one?
  • A: Into a dark, scary castle surrounded by lightning and lava... Oh, I've forgotten to mention the terrifying, hungry dragon!

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.
WELCOME: Visit HP's newly remodeled closet! Don't not jump in the dog pit! It’s an experience you’ll wish you wouldn’t never forget!
FREE: Left over muffin bottoms. The most evil part of the muffin. Offer good only while supplies last. Visit the Blue Feather kitchen today!
SERVICES: Revolutionary new tanning salon open. Feel free to fry! Visit the Turn & Burn in Bumchester and ask about our new hot oil treatment.
FOR SALE: Old rusty coffee can. Only used once as an urn. 61 gold coins OBO. Call NO1-UKNO to make an offer.
SERVICES: In fear for your life? Running from the long arm of the law? Call the law firm of Hangman & Gallows at 900-WHAT-LAW.
FOR SALE: Extra large shrunken heads for half price! Visit Oopsie’s House of Magic in Tradeburg today!
HELP WANTED: Hero’s Bloody Itch “skill” appears to be contagious. Looking for someone to scratch mine. Full time and part time positions available. Pay based on experience. Call 555-HELP today! Please!
FOR SALE: Sock monkey. Trained to smoke cigarettes and play the organ. Only 5000 gold coins! Call ITS-NOT-EVIL to arrange delivery.
WANTED: Elderly bear seeks level-up scrolls to aid in the process he just doesn’t want to do himself. Will pay handsomely. Call TON-HFBS with any info.

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

I keep burying monsters but other gods keep making their heroes dig them up! Are they trying to provoke me or what?

Signed, Buried ‘em for a reason

Dearest Soon-to-be most popular god in GV,

Maybe if you told them they’d stop? Bwahahahaha! Sorry. Almost got through that sentence with a straight face. Here’s the deal: you keep burying them, the others will keep digging them up. It’s not about you, buddy. They don’t even know about you (I always thought the monsters buried themselves). Quite honestly, digging for monsters is just too fun to quit! Perhaps instead of trying to keep them buried, you should recruit a few friends to help you bury more so there’s even more to dig up! Why, just the other day, my usually dim-witted hero quite eruditely pointed out how unsustainable the “everyone wants to dig but no one wants to bury” business model is. Please, keep burying them and try change your outlook. After all, whether buried or dispatched, it’s still one less monster prowling Godville.

Yours,

~Dr. Frank

Dear Dr. Frank,

All I want to do is zooma zoom zoom zoom and a poom-poom. Please help! I’ve stopped eating and sleeping. I’m really worried. Am I going to die?

Signed A-wiggle & a-jiggle

Dearest Check baby, check baby, one, two, three, four,

It's called the rump shaker and... well... it's highly contagious. There's good news and bad news. The bad news: yes, you're going to die (all mortals do). The good news: it won't (amazingly enough) be from this. While the rump shaker's beat is bound to get you up, cold flowin' like a faucet, not mean to make you sit, not mean to make you jump, I think I can safely say (as a totally awesome "doctor" of sorts) that turning off your stereo may remedy your malady or, in terms you may better comprehend: fix the sitch-ee-ay-shun. Turn off the stereo or at least take Wreckx-N-Effect off of repeat and/or put away the mix tapes your ex made you in 1992. You'll be fine.

Just. Turn. It. Off.

Sincerely worried,

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.

Special Announcements

Nothing to see here. Move along, now. Seriously, we've got it all under control. Everything's fine.

What are you looking at? I said it's handled. Sheesh.


Special Thanks to our staff writers: Azzip, Bellatrixie the Strange, Cecceticat, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Hairplug4men, Iduna, Jarlbank, Lady Darkness, Lady Shadows, Magic Merlin, Mistress of Science, Syrocko and Zeerty. 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 Issue #12 Issue #13 Issue #14 Issue #15 Issue #16 Issue #17