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Settingsgear

Clicking on the gear shows the Settings menu.

Settings can be found by clicking on the gear-shaped icon in the top-right corner of HabitRPG then clicking "Site" from the drop-down list (direct link).

Settings SubsectionEdit

The "Settings" subsection on the settings page controls some of the minor gameplay options that can be changed to suit your preferences.

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LanguageEdit

HabitRPG is set by default to English, but other languages are available. Some translations might still be incomplete. If you have some language skills and want to get involved, see Guidance for Linguists.

Date Format Edit

This menu allows users to select one of three date formats: MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, or YYYY/MM/DD.

Show HeaderEdit

This check box reveals the player's avatar, party members, and health, experience, and mana bars.

Sticky headerEdit

Affixes the header to the top of the screen. Unchecked means that it scrolls out of view.

Open new tasks in edit modeEdit

When creating new tasks, the edit screen is displayed as soon as the task has been created. 

Tag list in tasks starts collapsedEdit

Tags in edit mode are hidden until the player clicks to show them.

Advanced Options in tasks start collapsedEdit

The Advanced Options in edit mode are hidden until the player clicks to show them.

Set Dailies default to 'due' tabEdit

Sets the Dailies column to show the "Due" tab by default (instead of the "All" tab) to show only those Dailies which are active for the current day.

Show BaileyEdit

This button summons Bailey the Town Crier, who appears in the toolbar. Clicking Bailey brings up the New Stuff bulletin (pop-up window), with announcements for HabitRPG. Bailey can be hidden by clicking "Dismiss This Alert". To keep Bailey visible click the "Tell Me Later" button.

Fix Character ValuesEdit

Main article: Fix Character Values
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Manually change values like health, level, and gold. This can be useful if an error affected these values. 

A pop-up window will open with Stats fields for health, experience, gold, mana, and Level.

For Achievements, the number of 21-Day Streaks can be changed.

Invite FriendsEdit

Invite friends
Lets you invite friends to join your party without inputting their User ID. Send them an email directly from the party page - even if they don't have an account yet.

More details on using this form are found on the Party page.

Show Classes TourEdit

Replays the tour for using the class system.

Custom Day StartEdit

Main article: Custom Day Start
24hrclock

The Custom Day feature uses the 24-hour clock.

The Custom Day Start is the time of day at which one day ends and the next day begins in the player's HabitRPG world; the default day start is midnight in the player's time zone. To learn more, see Custom Day Start. It is strongly recommended that you read that article before changing the day start time.

RegistrationEdit

This area lets the player change their email address, password, and user name (the name they use to log in with). Click the "Submit" button to have each change activated.

More than One AccountEdit

It is perfectly acceptable to have more than one account. You will need to use a different email address for each account.

Some players prefer to have additional accounts so they can see how they are progressing and to help gamify different areas. Examples include:

  • language studies.
  • exercise and personal growth tasks such as running, exercise, and cleaning.
  • business and productivity.

Switch from Facebook AuthenticationEdit

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To add "local" authentication (username + password) to your existing Facebook-authenticated account, go to Settings > Site and follow the instructions for "Add local authentication". Afterwards, you'll see an option to "Detach Facebook" from your account if you desire.

If you already have a HabitRPG account that uses username and password login, it cannot be linked to a Facebook account on the Settings page. If it's very important to you that they be linked, an admin can link them, but it involves manual database manipulation and cannot be done quickly. If you must have them linked, please go to Help -> Report a Bug (even though this isn't a bug, you can use that option for this request). Follow the instructions that you see there (you can ignore the instruction about searching for an existing issue - just create a new one).

Danger ZoneEdit

Danger zone

The Danger Zone is at the bottom of the Settings page.

Approach with caution. The settings in this area have drastic and permanent effects on your HabitRPG account. Avoid this area unless you want to perform one of these actions as they cannot be undone once performed.

Reset AccountEdit

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Reset account button in Danger Zone

When you click the button, a popup window will open which says:

"WARNING! This resets many parts of your account. This is highly discouraged, but some people find it useful in the beginning after playing with the site for a short time.

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Reset Account Dialog Box

You will lose all your levels, gold, and experience points.

All your tasks will be deleted permanently and you will lose all of your task's historical data.

You will lose all your equipment but you will be able to buy it all back, including all limited edition equipment or subscriber Mystery Items that you already own. You will need to be in the correct class to re-buy class-specific gear.

Limited edition equipment that you had previously purchased (for gold or for gems in the Seasonal Shop) or been given for free (e.g. Mystery Items) will become available to be purchased again for gold (not gems) upon unlocking Rewards at level 2.

You will keep your current class(1) and your pets and mounts. (You will also keep any items which may have been bought with gems such as eggs, hatching potions, quest scrolls, food, special potions, avatar customizations, backgrounds, and gems. You keep any achievements you have earned.)

You might prefer to use an Orb of Rebirth instead, which is a much safer option and which will preserve your tasks.

Important: You MUST read that description carefully in case the actions have been changed since this wiki page was last updated! (A less dangerous, gem-purchasable alternative to reset is the Orb of Rebirth.)

(1)When you reset your account, your Stats and Achievements page shows the class you had before reset and the equipment store shows the gear for that class. When you reach level 10, you do NOT get to choose a new class. When your skills appear, they are the ones for the class you had before reset.

Delete AccountEdit

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Delete Account button in Danger Zone

This button permanently deletes the player's account.

When you click this button, a popup window will open which says:

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Delete Account Dialogue box

"Are you sure? This will delete your account forever, and it can never be restored! You will need to register a new account to use HabitRPG again.

Banked or spent Gems will not be refunded.

If you're absolutely certain, type DELETE into the text box below."

After Account is DeletedEdit

Once you have deleted your account, any messages you have posted in chats will still be visible. However, anyone clicking on your display name will get the error message "User not found."

If you wish, you can use the same email address and display name from your deleted account to create a new one.

Old TutorialEdit

The tutorial below has some information about some of the settings, however the navigation instructions are no longer correct.

HabitRPG Tutorial 4 Settings & 3rd Party Apps03:26

HabitRPG Tutorial 4 Settings & 3rd Party Apps

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Tutorial on Settings & 3rd Party Apps

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