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“Now GodWiki has 1,016 articles, and gods are continuing their divine work, enriching Godville's annals with the threads of their ingenious creations.” Overwhelming much? Well, it certainly can be. Especially if you are computer illiterate like I was. But, after over a year of diving head first into the wiki, I have come to love it like a fresh kitty sammich.
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''Shuffles up to the podium with his walker, puts in his teeth, adjusts his trifocals and peers out at all the young faces in the audience.''
  
There is a Godville Wiki set of [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Rules rules] which I recommend everyone read before they begin, but here are some more suggestions and helpful hints for beginner gods:
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Good afternoon. I'm your guest lecturer today for History of Godville 101, and I'm going to tell you what playing Godville was like back in the early days. You young whippersnappers have no idea how soft you have it. Spoiled, the lot of you! Why, in my day....
  
# Don't try this on your phone. I can't stress enough how frustrating it is, even for pro wiki masters, trying to create a new article on the phone can be. Use the computer, give yourself plenty of time to relax and just roam around the wiki world. There is plenty to see before getting your feet wet.
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* There was so little game content, it's a wonder our heroes didn't die of boredom doing the same things over and over and going on the same old quests.
# If you don't know, ask for help. There are plenty of players who love to wiki and love to help. Browse the [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Special:RecentChanges recent changes] tab as a quick way to view those who have been on recently and see their works. Some HMers into wiki are Dr. Frank, me (HP4M) and Zeerty. Ask us anything! If we don't know the answer, we know who does.
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* Level 60 was elderly. Now 60 is the new 30!
# The preview button is your friend. So as to not update, save, delete, update, save, delete in perpetuity, plan your page, update, preview, fix errors, preview, save. Try doing as much as you can in each update as to not clog up the recent changes with 50 things from you (personal pet peeve).
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* There was only one guild pantheon. That's right. ONE!
# There are lists upon lists of things that need wiki attention and artifacts are an easy and fun place to start. Here is the list of [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/All_Artifacts artifacts] - the red ones need pages. Follow this [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Guideline:_Artifact_Articles basic guideline] for help.
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* 3G was considered pretty darned speedy!
# When in doubt, copy/paste and change the details. Sometimes what you see on another page looks so cool that you just have to have that layout on your page, too. You want it, but as a beginner, the wiki formatting might as well be a foreign language. No fear! Click the “edit” button on their page, copy their formatting, paste it to yours and repeat! Change the picture and the words to fit your subject but keep the confusing formatting. Note: don’t “save changes” to their page without permission, just close it or back out.
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* We had to live with grammar and spelling errors. That's right - there was no grammar correction button. No report button, either, though a few trolls remedied that in a hurry.
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* Our heroes didn't just lose a skirmish, they died! Poof! Gone!
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* We could count all the temple owners on less than ten pairs of hands.
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* Due to the Great Glitch of 2010, our heroes occasionally went to negative milestones and kept moving backwards into no man's land. Or maybe another dimension, we never knew.
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* Tied in the arena? The flip of the coin counted on your arena record.
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* Guild Council? What's a Guild Council? That's right, kiddies, we actually used our forum for fun and roleplay!
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* Monsterdam, Last Resort, Bumchester and Unspecifiedstan hadn't even been built yet. It was all just wasteland.
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* Our pets didn't get knocked out, they all died of broken necks! No humane release into the wild, no trips to the vet. The countryside was littered with their furry,  lifeless bodies.
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* There were no mini or epic quests, no break from the tedium of normal questing.
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* We had no dig or boss monsters, either. We had to earn our gold and build our temples the hard way.
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* Retirement fund? Ha! We didn't even have banks!
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* To get from Godville to Tradeburg and back again, our heroes had to walk uphill both ways. Barefoot. In the snow.
  
'''Most importantly:''' ''have fun!''
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So next time you pass an old timer in the GC or around the forum, remember what a hard life they had and thank them for helping make Godville what it is today. And be sure to say it good and loud, because they're probably pretty darned deaf by now.
 
 
For further wiki help:
 
 
 
* [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Help:Editing http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Help:Editing]
 
* [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/BlueStapler%27s_Wiki_Manual http://wiki.godvillegame.com/BlueStapler%27s_Wiki_Manual]
 
* [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Category:Technical http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Category:Technical]
 
* [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/SBFH#Wiki_Info http://wiki.godvillegame.com/SBFH#Wiki_Info]
 
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Some of you may have wondered where I was last week. Well, Frank and I decided to switch off every other week, so I was having great time at the Harvest Moon Day Spa getting an alignment adjustment, bloodbath, concrete body pack, and full hornicure. You really should try it - those evil gnomes have magic fingers and toes! Anyway, this week, we go back to the mailbag and answer a question from one of our readers!
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| [[File:MajorD.jpg|thumb|right|He just wants to cuddle.]]'''New feature!''' 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: Major Disappointment.
 
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* '''HMWH:''' Mr. Disappointment...
Dear Bella,
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* {{color|maroon||'''MD:''' What did you call me? I work for a living! You will refer to me as Sir Major D.}}
I spent a day shopping around for old storage lockers. I finally got one and found that it was full of shrunken heads! I love the way they look, but after making a few martini glasses I am lost for finding other uses for them. Please, Bella, what else can I do with my shrunken heads?
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* '''HMWH:''' Umm.. okay, ''Sir Major D.,'' what has been the most memorable moment in your life?
 
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* {{color|maroon||'''SMD:''' That would probably have to be the day I dropped out of high school and my parents kicked me out of the house. I joined the Monster Core that day.}}
My dear reader, what a spectacular find! And as we enter into spring, I can think of loads of ways to use them! For example:
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* '''HMWH:''' All of that happened on the same day?
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* {{color|maroon||'''SMD:''' It was a long day! Anyway, my Commander said I'd make a fine piece of meat to throw up on the front lines.}}
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* '''HMWH:''' Sounds like your Commander was not impressed?
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* {{color|maroon||'''SMD:''' What?! That was a term of endearment! He had other ones for me to like “Dumbbell” because I like to lift weights. He’s also where I got my name Disappointment.}}
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* '''HMWH:''' Tell us about that. Did you do something to disappoint your Commander?
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* {{color|maroon||'''SMD:''' Not at all! He said he’d set the standard so low for me that there was no way I could ever disappoint. It's like when you call a really big guy “Tiny” or or a tiny guy “Moron.”}}
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* '''HMWH:''' I see. What were your duties while you were in the Monster Core?
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* {{color|maroon||'''SMD:''' Well, my main duty on day one was to check all of the ammunition. But when it accidentally went off in the barracks, I was assigned to the much more important task of holding the barracks floor down. I pretty much sat there for the rest of my stay.}}
  
* St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Time to frighten the neighborhood kiddies! Put little green hats on the heads and hang them on your front door with a sign reading, "Naughty Leprechauns"
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We’d like to thank Major Disappointment for spending this time with us so we can get to know the monsters of Godville better.
* Another St. Patty's idea: After your friends have already had a few, surreptitiously slip a shrunken head into their green beer and challenge them to a chugging contest.
 
* Easter is coming! Decorate the heads with bunny ears, paint them lovely colors and have a shrunken head hunt, race your friends across the yard with a head on a spoon, have a shrunken head roll!
 
* Get out the badminton racquets and bat the heads over the net.
 
* Glue a candle to the tops of the heads and hang by their hair around the terrace for festive patio lighting.
 
* In autumn we bob for apples. Start a new spring tradition of bobbing for heads!
 
* How about a friendly backyard game of T-head?
 
* Learn to juggle!
 
* Make lovely dangly earrings.
 
* Replace those boring old doorknobs with something truly unique.
 
* Bonk your hero on the head with one after pinning a note to it that says, "My last hero, who wouldn't listen."
 
  
'''Next week:''' It depends on how inspired I feel...so send in your questions!
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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.''
 
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| [[File:Starryshine.jpg|thumb|right|So cute, she’s gotta be eeeeevil!]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is: {{God|Starryshine|temple=0|breeder=0}}
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* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
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Will the God/dess who parked their hero/ine’s Alpha Centaur on the guild hall lawn, please come get them?  
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Moves Like Jagger}}
 
* '''Q:''' What GV pet would you like to have?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Godville administrator! XD Not sure if it’s available as a pet...}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' I certainly used to. It was painful having to use it, haha.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What are your heroine's marketable skills?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' My heroine's best skill is called regenerative liver, it keeps her alive!}}
 
* '''Q:''' Do you have any hidden talents?  
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' I'm easily amused, it's a little sad at times. No one else gets why I suddenly burst into laughter.}}
 
  
''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
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Yes, it was St. Patty’s Day and we’re sure dying him green was amusing, but the dye is running and, quite frankly, not even the Venus Hero Traps around here are green. Prompt removal would be appreciated.
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* Eyewitnesses say that {{god|Mistress Of Science}} was spotted working in the Enhancement Room. Woohoo!
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|'''Lol Buddy''' – 66th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Moon of the Night Sky ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/gladiatorship?page=2#p_181 181st position] in the pantheon of gladiatorship under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Zeerty}}. The heroine has no distinctive features to date; however, she promises to get some before her next appearance.
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| '''ViSM''' - 81st-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Requiescat in pace ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/taming?page=1#p_44 44th position] in the [[pantheon of taming]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|ViSM}}. He is deeply gratified by his place in the pantheon and is not planning to give it up any time soon.
 
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! style="padding:2px;" | #801 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1044 g.e.
 
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| '''Quadfather''' - 80th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “☾Speaker of the Moon ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/might?page=1#p_12 12th position] in the [[pantheon of might]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Thirdeye0pen}}. He always wanted to catch a tiger by the tail, but never found the time.
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Well, it was actually an accident.. but to summarize: I stumbled across the guild's HQ and thought it looked interesting, so here I am. xD}}
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* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' He hides it in his pants. No, not there. It’s at his right thigh.}}
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| '''Landica''' - 62nd-level adventurer, member of the [[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “☾There is only Landica☾”, 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|Lucidic}}. She is a huge fan of Anville’s pubs.
* '''Q:''' Name some things that you and your hero have in common.
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Well, we're both random, easily distracte- hey a bat! Come here you! ...as I was saying... easily distracted, and according to {{God|Somnias Vagus}}, a friend of mine who's in the guild [[Breadsticks]], we're both sadistic. :D}}
 
* '''Q:''' What advice would you give a newer player?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Just have fun! It’s fine if you want to keep your hero neutral or turn him/her into a saint, but if you want to turn him/her awesomely evil, don't be afraid to punish him/her. He/she will still worship you even if you punish him/her 3 times a day (like I do! xD)}}
 
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' Hmm.. It's hard to choose.. I'm fine with anything I guess. I'm not picky as long as I have my kitties. :D}}  
 
* '''Q:''' Where would your hero go on their first date...assuming they ever get one?
 
* {{color|red||'''A:''' He'll go to three places: Beerburgh (for the beer), Tradeburg (he loves spending money), and as a desperate attempt to get his date to stay, Last Resort as, well, his last resort. xD}}
 
''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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| '''FOR SALE:''' One used and slightly abused Belt. Built ready made for spanking. Call 555-SHAZ-ZAM for more info.
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| ''This week’s Classifieds are sponsored by:'' Monsterdam Urinal Cakes. ''“We aim to please, you aim, too, please!”''
 
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' A case of the Mondays. Will pay somebody to take them. Call YME-YME-WINE
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| <br>'''NEW:''' Mindbleach. For those moments when a goody-goody gets in your head with stories of puppy dogs and gingerbread. Now available at shady traders everywhere. Ask for it by name!
 
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Test subjects for new stupid idea vaccine. Are your ideas getting constant votes of “no” or “dupe”? Contact {{god|Mistress of Science}} '''''now''''' for a vial of stupid idea vaccine!
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| <br>'''AUCTION:''' Antique puppy mill. Look all fancy while putting ground up puppy on your kitty sammich! Stop by the [[Harvest Moon]] kitchen to place your bid!
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' The number one bestseller "Ye Tome of Goodvile Spells and Missteaks" now available in pubs across the land!
 
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| <br>'''FREE:''' Will deliver, <s>real live</s> not real puppies... too <s>cute</s> defective for evil use. Contact IAM-ADO-GESS
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| <br>'''SERVICES:''' Learn the new martial art of self abuse. Hit yourself before others can! ''Warning: self abuse may cause blindness, stiff joints, or public embarrassment. If you self abuse for more than four hours, hit harder.'' Visit our new training center in Bumchester to sign up!
 
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| <br>'''SERVICES:''' Your local milk delivery specialist now offering milk! Delivered pasteurized or just up to your ankles. Call HP-MOON-MILK
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| <br>'''FOR SALE:''' Hair grease. From my hairs to yours. Psssssst! I'm under the stairs...
 
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| <br>'''WANTED:''' Looking for something to do when not punishing your hero? Think you have the smallest bit of creativity? Or think you have none at all? The Weekly Harvest is looking for staff. Contact {{god|Hairplug4men}}, {{god|Doctor Frank-n-furter}} or {{god|Bellatrixie The Strange}} for information. Whether you're extroverted and want credit for stuff you didn't do, or introverted and want us to take the credit for you, all gods and goddesses welcome!
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| <br>'''SERVICES:''' Lost your shoe and don't know what to do? Call MOM-CAN-FIND. Whether she wore it last or not, she can find anything!
 
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'''This week’s Answers:'''
  
''Tip:'' One of these questions is extremely tricky. If you don't know trickiness, then your answer is probably wrong.
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# This was St. Patrick's given name.
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# This religious leader has only 1 lung.
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# This is the total number of possible Godville achievements including different ranks and iOS-only achievements.
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# This is roughly the amount of gold required to resurrect a level 20 pet.
  
# These are the names of the shapes that McDonald's Chicken Nuggets come in.
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Congratulations to last week’s winner {{god|Royal Highness}} who will be joining {{god|Godofbeer}} to play in the Over the Moon Championship. Who will be their next competitor? It could be you! See you in the forum!
# The developers recognize this game for making a zero-player game before them.
 
# This god is on the first page of the storytelling pantheon and has chronicle formatting tips in his chronicles.
 
# {{god|Nix Wang}} just recently completed a shiny new temple. A hundred birds are milling around in front of his temple, all one foot from each other in a square pattern. Nix Wang fires a magical spell at the center bird that kills everything within a radius of three feet from the center with a deafening boom that can be heard all the way in Bumchester. This is the number of birds still in front of his temple.
 
 
 
Congratulations to last week’s winner {{god|Godofbeer}}! Who will meet him in the next Championship? It could be you! See you in the forum!
 
 
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''I just went and got a pet zombie.Unfortunately, he’s recently deceased and not very terrifying. What can I do to have the most horrific zombie on the block?''
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''Signed, he only answers to “Normie”''
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Dearest Grrr... Argh,
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So “Normie” isn’t scary? Sadly, if you artificially increase his rate of decomposition, you also rapidly decrease his shelf life as a pet. You paid good money for the little guy, so enjoy him for as long as possible! The recently deceased are so trainable, you could teach him to play an instrument. With a guitar or piano player as a pet, perhaps you can make frenemies with those you’re trying to horrify rather than going straight for the scare. Normie can always eat their brains later after they've had a few drinks. Congrats on the new pet and good luck!
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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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This week’s featured topic: Godville History

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A rare medium well done. #20

History of Godville 101

Young Gods these days, I tell ya...

Shuffles up to the podium with his walker, puts in his teeth, adjusts his trifocals and peers out at all the young faces in the audience.

Good afternoon. I'm your guest lecturer today for History of Godville 101, and I'm going to tell you what playing Godville was like back in the early days. You young whippersnappers have no idea how soft you have it. Spoiled, the lot of you! Why, in my day....

  • There was so little game content, it's a wonder our heroes didn't die of boredom doing the same things over and over and going on the same old quests.
  • Level 60 was elderly. Now 60 is the new 30!
  • There was only one guild pantheon. That's right. ONE!
  • 3G was considered pretty darned speedy!
  • We had to live with grammar and spelling errors. That's right - there was no grammar correction button. No report button, either, though a few trolls remedied that in a hurry.
  • Our heroes didn't just lose a skirmish, they died! Poof! Gone!
  • We could count all the temple owners on less than ten pairs of hands.
  • Due to the Great Glitch of 2010, our heroes occasionally went to negative milestones and kept moving backwards into no man's land. Or maybe another dimension, we never knew.
  • Tied in the arena? The flip of the coin counted on your arena record.
  • Guild Council? What's a Guild Council? That's right, kiddies, we actually used our forum for fun and roleplay!
  • Monsterdam, Last Resort, Bumchester and Unspecifiedstan hadn't even been built yet. It was all just wasteland.
  • Our pets didn't get knocked out, they all died of broken necks! No humane release into the wild, no trips to the vet. The countryside was littered with their furry, lifeless bodies.
  • There were no mini or epic quests, no break from the tedium of normal questing.
  • We had no dig or boss monsters, either. We had to earn our gold and build our temples the hard way.
  • Retirement fund? Ha! We didn't even have banks!
  • To get from Godville to Tradeburg and back again, our heroes had to walk uphill both ways. Barefoot. In the snow.

So next time you pass an old timer in the GC or around the forum, remember what a hard life they had and thank them for helping make Godville what it is today. And be sure to say it good and loud, because they're probably pretty darned deaf by now.

Fun with Fiends

He just wants to cuddle.
New feature! 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: Major Disappointment.
  • HMWH: Mr. Disappointment...
  • MD: What did you call me? I work for a living! You will refer to me as Sir Major D.
  • HMWH: Umm.. okay, Sir Major D., what has been the most memorable moment in your life?
  • SMD: That would probably have to be the day I dropped out of high school and my parents kicked me out of the house. I joined the Monster Core that day.
  • HMWH: All of that happened on the same day?
  • SMD: It was a long day! Anyway, my Commander said I'd make a fine piece of meat to throw up on the front lines.
  • HMWH: Sounds like your Commander was not impressed?
  • SMD: What?! That was a term of endearment! He had other ones for me to like “Dumbbell” because I like to lift weights. He’s also where I got my name Disappointment.
  • HMWH: Tell us about that. Did you do something to disappoint your Commander?
  • SMD: Not at all! He said he’d set the standard so low for me that there was no way I could ever disappoint. It's like when you call a really big guy “Tiny” or or a tiny guy “Moron.”
  • HMWH: I see. What were your duties while you were in the Monster Core?
  • SMD: Well, my main duty on day one was to check all of the ammunition. But when it accidentally went off in the barracks, I was assigned to the much more important task of holding the barracks floor down. I pretty much sat there for the rest of my stay.

We’d like to thank Major Disappointment for spending this time with us so we can get to know the monsters of Godville better.

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.

Special Announcements

His collar says "Pinky":

Will the God/dess who parked their hero/ine’s Alpha Centaur on the guild hall lawn, please come get them?

Yes, it was St. Patty’s Day and we’re sure dying him green was amusing, but the dye is running and, quite frankly, not even the Venus Hero Traps around here are green. Prompt removal would be appreciated.

Famous HM Heroes This Week

#799 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1042 g.e.
Ideabox News:
#800 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1043 g.e.
ViSM - 81st-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Requiescat in pace ☾”, stands at the 44th position in the pantheon of taming under the vigilant supervision of the god GodViSM . He is deeply gratified by his place in the pantheon and is not planning to give it up any time soon.
#801 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1044 g.e.
Quadfather - 80th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “☾Speaker of the Moon ☾”, stands at the 12th position in the pantheon of might under the vigilant supervision of the god GodThirdeye0pen . He always wanted to catch a tiger by the tail, but never found the time.
#802 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1045 g.e.
Landica - 62nd-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “☾There is only Landica☾”, stands at the 47th position in the pantheon of savings under the vigilant supervision of the god GodLucidic . She is a huge fan of Anville’s pubs.

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.
This week’s Classifieds are sponsored by: Monsterdam Urinal Cakes. “We aim to please, you aim, too, please!”

NEW: Mindbleach. For those moments when a goody-goody gets in your head with stories of puppy dogs and gingerbread. Now available at shady traders everywhere. Ask for it by name!

WANTED: Big-brained applicants wanted for hire at ZombInc. No experience necessary.

FOR SALE: The number one bestseller "Ye Tome of Goodvile Spells and Missteaks" now available in pubs across the land!

SERVICES: Learn the new martial art of self abuse. Hit yourself before others can! Warning: self abuse may cause blindness, stiff joints, or public embarrassment. If you self abuse for more than four hours, hit harder. Visit our new training center in Bumchester to sign up!

FOR SALE: Hair grease. From my hairs to yours. Psssssst! I'm under the stairs...

SERVICES: Lost your shoe and don't know what to do? Call MOM-CAN-FIND. Whether she wore it last or not, she can find anything!

Over the Moon

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

How to play:

  • Each week, there will be four “questions” posted here (and only here) in the Weekly Harvest. Answers to the questions can be found in the wiki, on the HM web site, in the forums or will be math/logic-based.
  • Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la Jeopardy!).
  • Answers must be submitted via the Harvest Moon Forum. Answers only, please! Don’t give away the questions to non-WH readers.
  • The first god/dess to get all four questions right will win four (4) charges and be automatically entered to play in the Over the Moon Championship, held monthly on Palringo (yes, you’ll need to join Pal to play).
  • The winner of the OtM Championship (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!

This week’s Answers:

  1. This was St. Patrick's given name.
  2. This religious leader has only 1 lung.
  3. This is the total number of possible Godville achievements including different ranks and iOS-only achievements.
  4. This is roughly the amount of gold required to resurrect a level 20 pet.

Congratulations to last week’s winner GodRoyal Highness  who will be joining GodGodofbeer  to play in the Over the Moon Championship. Who will be their next competitor? It could be you! See you in the forum!

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

I just went and got a pet zombie.Unfortunately, he’s recently deceased and not very terrifying. What can I do to have the most horrific zombie on the block?

Signed, he only answers to “Normie”

Dearest Grrr... Argh,

So “Normie” isn’t scary? Sadly, if you artificially increase his rate of decomposition, you also rapidly decrease his shelf life as a pet. You paid good money for the little guy, so enjoy him for as long as possible! The recently deceased are so trainable, you could teach him to play an instrument. With a guitar or piano player as a pet, perhaps you can make frenemies with those you’re trying to horrify rather than going straight for the scare. Normie can always eat their brains later after they've had a few drinks. Congrats on the new pet and good luck!

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.


Special Thanks to our staff writers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Hairplug4men, Lady Darkness, Mistress of Science and Zeerty. Content contributors: Azzip, 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