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This week’s featured topic: '''How to speak GV'''
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You're hanging out in the GC and someone posts a diary entry. Someone says, "GC that!" Umm... They just did, right?
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<sub>by {{god|Hairplug4men}}</sub>
  
You're having a chat with a buddy and this sentence stumps you: "My bf, he's a BF, just lost due to a BF. TGR hates him today."
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Lately I've been thinking about what it takes for someone to gain status and responsibility in a Zero Player Game. I was also wondering: why would someone want this? The second part was easy. The whole reason I fell in love with this game was because it allowed me to be as active or as inactive as I wanted to be. Godville allows you to take any talent you have and frame your game experience around it. Plus, I was good at it.
  
We tend to use a lot of acronyms and abbreviations around GV (Godville) and it can get confusing! There's game-specific ones and ones we use IRL (in real life) that end up here as well. Rule #1: If you don't know, ask! Unlike fight club, we love to talk about GV. Here's some examples of commonly-used acronyms to get you started:
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As for how to move up I'm the game, I first sang,
  
* AB: Awkwardly Bouncing - A Punish backfire which harms only the sender.
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So you wanna be a guild superstar and live large?<br>
* AC: IRL = Air Conditioning; in GV = Action Count (number of Actions/Influences remaining in a spar, skirmish, or arena duel)
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A big hall, five bars, you're in charge<br>
* AL: Action Lock (purposefully using fewer Actions than one's opponent to reduce his/her Action Count to 0)
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Comin' up in Godville, don't trust nobody<br>
* BF: IRL = Boy Friend or Best Friend; in GV = Backfire (when an Action goes awry, and mis-targets its effects to the wrong hero, or to both or neither of the combatants equally) ''OR'' [[Blue Feather]] (the guild or one one of its members)
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Got to look over your shoulder constantly
* GC: Guild Council (check it out and chat with your guild mates!) ''OR'' Grammar Correct (correct grammar you see in game for gratitude points)
 
* GP: Godpower (use 50% to Miracle, 25% to Encourage or Punish, 5% to send a Voice Command)
 
* HM: [[Harvest Moon]] (most guilds have an acronym they’ll use instead of spelling out their guild name, BF, KWSN, StA, sS, etc. Again, if you don’t know, ask!)
 
* HP: Health points (not to be confused with {{god|Hairplug4men}} frequently referred to as HP or Hp4m)
 
* IM: Imprecise Master/Mistress (encourage backfire which heals only the opponent's hero, and not the sender - not to be confused {{god|Imprecise Master}} and his hero Awkwardly Bouncing, often called IM/AB)
 
* TGR: The Great Random (Godville's random number generator which has a hand in basically everything in this game to some extent)
 
* VC: Voice Command (also known as Godvoices or the voice of god; can be seen as “random shouts” by other players)
 
  
Let’s use some in a sentence! If you hope to get HP down to 1 hp in a duel, you might try for an AL, but look out for the AB! He’s a savvy fighter, so he’ll be watching his AC but if TGR is with you, anything is possible! Keep up the VCs and count your actions. Don’t try to AL if you’re due a BF. See? Simple! You’ll be speaking fluent GV-ese in no time!
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Then I thought it might be better to ask those in the know, guild leaders. I first went to our very own Mistress of macabre...
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* After long and arduous training, the one who <s>sends me the most charges</s> is best qualified is promoted to the Blood Council. ~{{god|Bellatrixie the Strange}}
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Accurate, sincere and devilish! So I thought I should ask an elder of the admittedly leaderless, goodie [[Slaves to Armok]] guild...
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* Active (but not disruptive or overbearingly so - doesn't derail convos, demand attention, or "rule" the GC), participates in guild activities, helpful to their guildmates and the guild (stats, support, sooo many ways to be helpful), friendly, positive attitude, excited about their guild (not likely to leave in the next 5 minutes), shares their knowledge, and - perhaps most important - does any/all of this without expecting recognition for it. :p ~{{god|Dogess}}
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WOW! That sounded like a lot of work to not be a leader, so I figured I should probably ask someone who would expect a little less of me and went to [[no guild]].
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* I'm not the only leader in the cause, so it's a group decision, but I suppose the main criteria we look for are along the lines of friendly people with the ability and wish to be part of the inner workings. Since we don't have much of a hierarchy like [[Harvest Moon]] has with DMs in between, and of course due in part to the fact that we are a lot smaller, promotion rounds in [[no guild]] are somewhat more rare - so far we've had a grand total of one.  ~{{god|Throll}}
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Selective! I liked that, but by this time I had people lining up to tell me what they look for in a potential new promotees ...
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* Lots of things. Activity, enthusiasm for the guild, a willingness to help out, positivity, encouraging, etc. Is resourceful in at least one area of GV and understands the sacredness of Ni. ~{{god|Nuanen}}
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* Active people who can use the basic parts of the game. Higher promotions require game experience and knowledge followed with a little humour. 1st basic ranks are mostly for guild chat. Palringo normally gets the senior NCO ranks.  It's a deep process, as we talk about promotions here on Palringo in our officer room. And what don't get seen in Pal is who votes. We have documents. ~{{god|Sniper404}}
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Then came the stragglers, who I suspect thought I was talking about something else...
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* Mostly enthusiasm and participation... why?  ~{{god|Shannonus}}
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And, finally, the guild ran by my lovely wife in a glass. I realized she has very lax security...
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* Show up and ask and you're in. ~{{god|Naturalblondechick}}
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As you can see, it doesn't take much. Or it can take exactly everything you have to “level up” in this game amongst your friends and peers. But at least it gives you something more to shoot for while you are doing nothing but watching your stupid hero.
 
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| [[File:Mandarus.jpg|thumb|left|Pfft! She ain’t no angel!]]Get to know a member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|Mandarus}}
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| [[File:ElKitty.jpg|thumb|right|This kitty ain’t for eatin’ - he’s a cat out of hell!]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is: {{God|Elementarion|temple=0}}
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
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* '''Q:''' What is your favorite salty snack?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Well, I've always been rather fond of the concept of royalty, so when I saw a guild named Her Majesty I...What? Really??? Oh, that's quite embarrassing. As I was saying, I've always been rather fond of farming, so when I saw a guild called Harvest Moon...Now what??? Really?!?!?!? Oh my. As I was saying, I've always been rather fond of evil.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Potetgull, or salted kitten skin. Salted deer eyes work too.}}
* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
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* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Sven would rather I not talk about that. Shall we say, he's a little sore about that.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' "Turn Around" with Westlife, among very many others. I love music. As an alternative, though, the screams from the Harvest Moon torture chambers can be quite groovy too.}}
* '''Q:''' Sven?
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* '''Q:''' What are your hero's marketable skills?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' His pet Heffalump.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Swoop of the smith, foot massage, knight's move and spoon bending - Aricatus could be able to get work in a smithy, the HM spa, a chess tournament or a psychic center. For the spa, he might as well combine two skills and practice some foot bending to blend right in with the gnomes.}}
* '''Q:''' I see. Moving right along, may I ask what you and your hero have in common?
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* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Our mutual admiration of me.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' ''(face like stone)'' Encourage? No.  ''(stone face starts cracking)'' Ne-ve-ve-never! ''(bursts into tears)''}}
* '''Q:''' What advice would you give a young player?
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* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Don't.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I have a hidden talent of not having hidden talents, which I obviously fail at.}}
* '''Q:''' Don't what?
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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||'''A:''' Don't play. It leaves more monsters for my Rinkitink to fight, and more treasure for him to loot in my honor. So just 'Don't'.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' The latter, as it's easier to strangle puppies than butterflies.}}
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
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* '''Q:''' If you had to eat your hero, which part of the body would you tuck into first?  
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I don't do sammiches. I eat them whole, alive and meowing pitifully. The more pitiful, the better.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Aricatus is mostly flesh, fat and bone (not much brains or muscles, obviously), so I might as well peel off the flesh first.}}
* '''Q:''' Where would your hero go on their first date...assuming he ever gets one?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' They'd come to my bedroom, and then he'd leave. Immediately.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What's your favorite voice command?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Heal, it saves me from constantly having to heal the idiot if he does it himself.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What's the best game advice you've gotten from another player?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Don't do interviews.}}
 
  
 
''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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Down through the passage, a mole
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Why did I go dig that hole?
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It stinks it smells,
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My finger swells
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And all 'twas dug up was a mole
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<sub>''Written by: Miss SixthSatan''</sub>
 
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Happy Evil Day to {{god|Ceccetticat}}! She celebrated her 666th day in Godville on May 10 (day 1097 g.e.). May we all play long enough to be so evil!
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{{god|Lady Darkness}} and {{god|Mused}} among … wow! ...many, many others became Prophets in [[Harvest Moon]]!<br>{{god|Elementarion}} was promoted to the Blood Council and {{god|Absent Goddess}} and {{god|Domerthos}} were promoted as Distinguished Members of HM. <br>Congratulations and thank you for your service!
 
 
Let one of the paper staff know if you're working towards your 1st-rank Coach achievement. We'll be publishing a list next week so all of our readers can help you get there!
 
 
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| '''Girl Friday''' – 83rd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Devourer ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/templehood?page=1#p_18 18th position] in the [[pantheon of templehood]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Omicod}}. She is deeply gratified by her place in the pantheon and is not planning to give it up any time soon.
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! style="padding:2px;" | #856 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1103 g.e.
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| '''Klon''' - 65th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “All rights reserved.”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=1#p_65 65th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Kelon}}. All he ever wanted was a little love and affection.
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| '''Fallon Skye''' - 63rd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Mystic ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/gratitude?page=2#p_173 173rd position] in the [[pantheon of gratitude]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Nenalata}}. She is a huge fan of Dogville’s pubs.
 
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| '''Jaaden''' – 95th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “…Join Harvest Moon! ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/templehood?page=1#p_17 17th position] in the [[pantheon of templehood]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Syrocko}}. He thinks that a Lightsaber-Toothed Tiger slow roasted in its own juices is one of the finest delicacies that Tradeburg has to offer.
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! style="padding:2px;" | #857 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1104 g.e.
 
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| '''Argoet''' - 81st-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Champion of the Moon ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/templehood?page=1#p_4 4th position] in the [[pantheon of templehood]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Ulvolose}}. Distinctive features: a reckless disregard for danger, and an incredibly high pain threshold caused by repeated exposure to blunt objects.
 
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! style="padding:2px;" | #858 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1105 g.e.
 
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Aaaand we've got the winners of our bloody, Summer No-Influence Tournament!
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| '''Ideabox News:'''
 
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* Rumor has it that {{god|Lady Up Above}} submits especially good ideas and votes for the submissions of others.
Our winner this time is ''drum roll'' … {{god|Magic Merlin}}!
 
 
 
2nd place goes to {{god|Etna}}, 3rd to {{god|Mike Hunter}} and 4th to {{god|RDS}}! Congratulations to you all! For your prizes, please contact {{god|Hairplug4men}}, {{god|Domerthos}} or {{god|Doctor Frank-n-furter}} to let us know how you’d like your winnings distributed.
 
 
 
We’d like to thank all of our competitors for playing. We hope you all had fun in this tournament and hope to see you in the next one, too!
 
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' One troll in a bottle. He’ll annoy you the right way. Call DARE-YOU for details.
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| <br>'''RECALL:''' Goody-goody gumdrops. Any goody-goodies who purchased these in hopes of an alignment adjustment towards the bright side should return them for a full refund to Ye Olde Candy Shoppe and Taco Cart behind the Godville Arena.
 
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| <br>'''FREE:''' Halloween pumpkin. A little deflated, a bit rotten, but it’s still good! Stop by the stoop behind the trader’s hut in Beerburgh.
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Metal unitard. Must be bullet proof and flame resistant. Deliver to the bear trap in front of Ceccetticat's temple. Speedy delivery please! If you see a guy with a tranquilizer gun, knock him out and keep walking.
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Gold coins. Only 3 coins a piece! Throw in a golden brick and I'll make it 2! Call 555-FOOLS for more information.
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Money clippers. Give your gold a manicure! Perfect for trimming those pointy brick edges. Visit any Buy Sell Trade location today!
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Dyslexic cow. Produces milk backwards. Only tastes a little funny. Call 555-OOOM
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Can’t seem to get enough protein? Goody-goody gumdrops (for the cannibal in you!) available half price, this week only, at Ye Olde Candy Shoppe and Taco Cart behind the Godville Arena.
 
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Shadeless lamp to provide its designated function unhindered. Call INT-ERO-GATE with info,
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| <br>'''NEW:''' and improved? Colon Blow 2000. Made by Belt, for Belt, from Belt. Call Belt!
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Vial of sleeping dust. Serious <s>victims</s> dealers only. Call HUN-GRY1 for directions.
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* {{color|maroon||'''CK:''' It happened long ago. I had eaten some rotten seafood (a dam-burger, I think) and was feeling sick, whimpering like a hurt puppy, when a Harvest Moon hero with poor eyesight passed by.}}
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* '''HMWH:''' What is your favorite bar/tavern/etc.?
| [[File:Drfrank.jpeg|thumbnail|right|An evil queen]]''Dear Dr. Frank,''
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* {{color|maroon||'''CK:''' The Drunken Clam, of course. The chain location in Monstratlantis serves some great Bloody Hero.}}
 
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* '''HMWH:''' Do you like catfish sammiches?
''I'm ashamed to write to you, but I think I am out of options. My best friend is in one of the top Bright guilds and is in love with the god of a “pure evil!” hero. Before now, I couldn’t ever imagine her loving a god who often has blood flowing from his lips and decorates with kitten skeletons. How can I be sure he didn’t use evil forces to make her love him?''
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* {{color|maroon||'''CK:''' Catfish sammiches? Yuck, no. They taste like clean hero. Hero sammiches, however, are great. The sweatier the better, and since they often get exhausted during their futile resistance, they usually are as sweaty as I like them.}}
 
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* '''HMWH:''' Do you think you could be mistaken for an iceberg when partially underwater?
''Signed, Vexed or hexed?''
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* {{color|maroon||'''CK:''' Is this about that unsinkable ship that sunk again? As I've told others time after time, I didn't sink that ship! ...my father did.}}
 
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* {{color|maroon||'''CK:''' For dinner? Oh, that's a tough one. I prefer sweaty heroes for lunch and smaller meals, but for dinner, I think I'll go with suspicious-looking heroes. They're so fishy and tasty.}}
  
If your friend were concerned, she’d have just asked me when she came over to the guild hall for dinner the other night (she brought her own food for some reason). So, your buddy fell for a bad boy - it’s not the end of the world! (Yet. We’ve scheduled it a few times but keep getting distracted.) She doesn’t suddenly like his decorating style, she’s not tossing Punishes around, and she can’t even do a good “Muahahaha!” without coughing and giggling about it afterwards. If there were “evil forces” involved, rest assured, he’d have fixed one or two other things as well (we’ve asked him to, he refuses).
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We’d like to thank the Cracked Kraken for spending this time with us and for not eating us on his way out the door.
  
We were concerned when she started hanging around, too. Seeing him smile was just plain creepy. Some who were convinced she’d charmed him with white magic of some kind (and others were just excited hoping he’d finally brush his teeth if he was going to show them off). Everyone soon realized that he was just as evil as ever and she was still as good as she’d ever been, so we chalked it up to “opposites attract” and let it go.
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''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.''
 
 
Speaking of opposites, I heard her best friend was quite a looker. Stop on by the guild hall sometime and I’ll give you a personal tour.
 
 
 
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# This contributes approximately 40% of the calories in cow's milk.
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# This is the number of posts per page on the Godville forums.
# This type of closet can accept #1 and #2 items.
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# True/False: A hero may upgrade a skill when when he or she has an aura of abstinence.
# This is the amount of Godpower a hero's god has immediately after leaving town after being resurrected in ZPG mode.
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# These are the winners of the Summer No-Influence Tournament.
# This is the number of unique gods mentioned in today's paper.
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# These are the names associated with the avatars below, in order, left to right:
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This starts the next round towards the next Over the Moon Challenge game show. Good luck to everyone! See you in the forum!
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Congratulations to {{god|Miss SixthSatan}}, last week’s winner! Who will win this week and join her in the Championship round? It could be you! See you in the forum!
 
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This week’s featured topic: How to get promoted

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  1. The HM Blog
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  6. Our Forum
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  8. Digging Advice

Never mind. #29

Guild Promotions: Why and How

Everyone can be somebody!
Become a big-wig in a ZPG!

by GodHairplug4men 

Lately I've been thinking about what it takes for someone to gain status and responsibility in a Zero Player Game. I was also wondering: why would someone want this? The second part was easy. The whole reason I fell in love with this game was because it allowed me to be as active or as inactive as I wanted to be. Godville allows you to take any talent you have and frame your game experience around it. Plus, I was good at it.

As for how to move up I'm the game, I first sang,

So you wanna be a guild superstar and live large?
A big hall, five bars, you're in charge
Comin' up in Godville, don't trust nobody
Got to look over your shoulder constantly

Then I thought it might be better to ask those in the know, guild leaders. I first went to our very own Mistress of macabre...

  • After long and arduous training, the one who sends me the most charges is best qualified is promoted to the Blood Council. ~GodBellatrixie the Strange 

Accurate, sincere and devilish! So I thought I should ask an elder of the admittedly leaderless, goodie Slaves to Armok guild...

  • Active (but not disruptive or overbearingly so - doesn't derail convos, demand attention, or "rule" the GC), participates in guild activities, helpful to their guildmates and the guild (stats, support, sooo many ways to be helpful), friendly, positive attitude, excited about their guild (not likely to leave in the next 5 minutes), shares their knowledge, and - perhaps most important - does any/all of this without expecting recognition for it. :p ~GodDogess 

WOW! That sounded like a lot of work to not be a leader, so I figured I should probably ask someone who would expect a little less of me and went to no guild.

  • I'm not the only leader in the cause, so it's a group decision, but I suppose the main criteria we look for are along the lines of friendly people with the ability and wish to be part of the inner workings. Since we don't have much of a hierarchy like Harvest Moon has with DMs in between, and of course due in part to the fact that we are a lot smaller, promotion rounds in no guild are somewhat more rare - so far we've had a grand total of one. ~GodThroll 

Selective! I liked that, but by this time I had people lining up to tell me what they look for in a potential new promotees ...

  • Lots of things. Activity, enthusiasm for the guild, a willingness to help out, positivity, encouraging, etc. Is resourceful in at least one area of GV and understands the sacredness of Ni. ~GodNuanen 
  • Active people who can use the basic parts of the game. Higher promotions require game experience and knowledge followed with a little humour. 1st basic ranks are mostly for guild chat. Palringo normally gets the senior NCO ranks. It's a deep process, as we talk about promotions here on Palringo in our officer room. And what don't get seen in Pal is who votes. We have documents. ~GodSniper404 

Then came the stragglers, who I suspect thought I was talking about something else...

  • Mostly enthusiasm and participation... why? ~GodShannonus 

And, finally, the guild ran by my lovely wife in a glass. I realized she has very lax security...

As you can see, it doesn't take much. Or it can take exactly everything you have to “level up” in this game amongst your friends and peers. But at least it gives you something more to shoot for while you are doing nothing but watching your stupid hero.

Get To Know a Deity

This kitty ain’t for eatin’ - he’s a cat out of hell!
Here we sit down weekly with a Harvest Moon warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is: GodElementarion 
  • Q: What is your favorite salty snack?
  • A: Potetgull, or salted kitten skin. Salted deer eyes work too.
  • Q: What song do you love to dance to?
  • A: "Turn Around" with Westlife, among very many others. I love music. As an alternative, though, the screams from the Harvest Moon torture chambers can be quite groovy too.
  • Q: What are your hero's marketable skills?
  • A: Swoop of the smith, foot massage, knight's move and spoon bending - Aricatus could be able to get work in a smithy, the HM spa, a chess tournament or a psychic center. For the spa, he might as well combine two skills and practice some foot bending to blend right in with the gnomes.
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: (face like stone) Encourage? No. (stone face starts cracking) Ne-ve-ve-never! (bursts into tears)
  • Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
  • A: I have a hidden talent of not having hidden talents, which I obviously fail at.
  • 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).
  • A: The latter, as it's easier to strangle puppies than butterflies.
  • Q: If you had to eat your hero, which part of the body would you tuck into first?
  • A: Aricatus is mostly flesh, fat and bone (not much brains or muscles, obviously), so I might as well peel off the flesh first.

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

Poetry Corner

A Diggers Tale

Down through the passage, a mole

Why did I go dig that hole?

It stinks it smells,

My finger swells

And all 'twas dug up was a mole

Written by: Miss SixthSatan

Special Announcements

GodLady Darkness  and GodMused  among … wow! ...many, many others became Prophets in Harvest Moon!
GodElementarion  was promoted to the Blood Council and GodAbsent Goddess  and GodDomerthos  were promoted as Distinguished Members of HM.
Congratulations and thank you for your service!

Famous HM Heroes This Week

#855 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1102 g.e.
Girl Friday – 83rd-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Devourer ☾”, stands at the 18th position in the pantheon of templehood under the vigilant supervision of the god GodOmicod . She is deeply gratified by her place in the pantheon and is not planning to give it up any time soon.
#856 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1103 g.e.
Klon - 65th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “All rights reserved.”, stands at the 65th position in the pantheon of savings under the vigilant supervision of the god GodKelon . All he ever wanted was a little love and affection.
Fallon Skye - 63rd-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Blood Moon Mystic ☾”, stands at the 173rd position in the pantheon of gratitude under the vigilant supervision of the god GodNenalata . She is a huge fan of Dogville’s pubs.
#857 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1104 g.e.
Argoet - 81st-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Champion of the Moon ☾”, stands at the 4th position in the pantheon of templehood under the vigilant supervision of the god GodUlvolose . Distinctive features: a reckless disregard for danger, and an incredibly high pain threshold caused by repeated exposure to blunt objects.
#858 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1105 g.e.
Ideabox News:
  • Rumor has it that GodLady Up Above  submits especially good ideas and votes for the submissions of others.

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.

RECALL: Goody-goody gumdrops. Any goody-goodies who purchased these in hopes of an alignment adjustment towards the bright side should return them for a full refund to Ye Olde Candy Shoppe and Taco Cart behind the Godville Arena.

WANTED: Metal unitard. Must be bullet proof and flame resistant. Deliver to the bear trap in front of Ceccetticat's temple. Speedy delivery please! If you see a guy with a tranquilizer gun, knock him out and keep walking.

FOR SALE: Gold coins. Only 3 coins a piece! Throw in a golden brick and I'll make it 2! Call 555-FOOLS for more information.

WANTED: Catnip and machete. Deliver to the god in black jacket and a silly-looking top hat at the corner near the cat kennel in Los Adminos. Will be well rewarded.

FOR SALE: Can’t seem to get enough protein? Goody-goody gumdrops (for the cannibal in you!) available half price, this week only, at Ye Olde Candy Shoppe and Taco Cart behind the Godville Arena.

Fun with Fiends

Don’t want to be dinner? Take a bath!
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: Cracked Kraken.
  • HMWH: Why are you cracked?
  • CK: It happened long ago. I had eaten some rotten seafood (a dam-burger, I think) and was feeling sick, whimpering like a hurt puppy, when a Harvest Moon hero with poor eyesight passed by.
  • HMWH: What is your favorite bar/tavern/etc.?
  • CK: The Drunken Clam, of course. The chain location in Monstratlantis serves some great Bloody Hero.
  • HMWH: Do you like catfish sammiches?
  • CK: Catfish sammiches? Yuck, no. They taste like clean hero. Hero sammiches, however, are great. The sweatier the better, and since they often get exhausted during their futile resistance, they usually are as sweaty as I like them.
  • HMWH: Do you think you could be mistaken for an iceberg when partially underwater?
  • CK: Is this about that unsinkable ship that sunk again? As I've told others time after time, I didn't sink that ship! ...my father did.
  • HMWH: What kind of hero do you prefer for dinner?
  • CK: For dinner? Oh, that's a tough one. I prefer sweaty heroes for lunch and smaller meals, but for dinner, I think I'll go with suspicious-looking heroes. They're so fishy and tasty.

We’d like to thank the Cracked Kraken for spending this time with us and for not eating us on his way out the door.

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.

Over the Moon

You can’t win if you don’t play!
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 number of posts per page on the Godville forums.
  2. True/False: A hero may upgrade a skill when when he or she has an aura of abstinence.
  3. These are the winners of the Summer No-Influence Tournament.
  4. These are the names associated with the avatars below, in order, left to right:
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Congratulations to GodMiss SixthSatan , last week’s winner! Who will win this week and join her in the Championship round? It could be you! See you in the forum!


Special Thanks to our staff writers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Hairplug4men, Lady Darkness, Mistress of Science and Zeerty. Content contributors: Belteshazzar, Cecceticat, Iduna, Jarlbank, Lady Shadows, Magic Merlin and Syrocko. Staff photographer: Bellatrixie the Strange. 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 Issue #18 Issue #19 Issue #20 Issue #21 Issue #22 Issue #23 Issue #24 Issue #25 Issue #26 Issue #27 Issue #28