Gems are the primary method through which the HabitRPG developers receive financial support. Any items bought with gems will not give the player an advantage for their stats.
There are multiple ways to acquire gems for yourself or for gifts to other players.
Buying Gems for YourselfEditar
- Click on the Gems display in the Toolbar. The "Buy Gems / Donate" dialog box will appear.
- Select the method via which you wish to pay $5 USD for 20 gems. Currently, you can only buy 20 gems at a time, no more, no less. Purchases can be made with an American credit card, or through PayPal. Warning: If you pay using PayPal funds (rather than a credit card) there may be a long delay for the payment to process and the gems to appear. If you pay with a non-American Credit Card, you may get charged a money transfer fee.
- Follow the on-screen instructions for the payment option you have selected.
- Voila! You now have 20 more gems, in addition to supporting the developers.
GiftingEditarGems and subscriptions can also be gifted to other players. You can choose to make a gift of one or more gems from your inventory or to buy gems to send to another player. To access the Gift dialogue box, click the Gift icon on the player's Profile (in the bottom left hand corner). The popup will open which gives you the option of sending gems or buying a subscription for the player.
To send gems from your existing inventory, click the number of gems, then the Send button.
To purchase gems, click the number of gems, the purchase amount will be displayed, and you will be able to select either PayPal or card option for payment.
To choose a subscription, click the option of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year. Again, you can select either PayPal or card for payment.
You can also attach a personal message to send with the gift.
When your gift has been sent, the recipient will receive an automated message in their inbox telling them what you have given them (the number of gems or the number of months of subscription). If you entered a personal message, it will be appended to the automated message.
Obtaining Gems for FreeEditar
Players may also earn gems through two other means, both of which require a significant time investment:
- Winning challenges that award gems as a prize.
- As a contributor reward by helping the development of HabitRPG.
All methods of obtaining gems are designed to support HabitRPG and improve the overall user experience.
Gems can be used to purchase the following rewards:
- Eggs (can also be obtained for free from drops)
- Hatching Potions (can also be obtained for free from drops)
- Food (can also be obtained for free from drops)
- Saddles (to upgrade a pet to a mount immediately)
- Avatar Appearance changers (skin, hair, clothing, some ears)
- Items from the Seasonal Shop (seasonally)
- Fortify Potion
- Certain quest scrolls
- Guild creation (creating a new guild costs four gems)
- Class changes
- Orb of Rebirth (becomes free at level 100)
- Key to the Kennels (becomes free when you have Triad Bingo)
Note that you never "have to" buy or use gems: gem rewards are either cosmetic (like backgrounds), able to be earned for free (like eggs), or share-able (like quests; only one person in a party needs to buy them and then everyone can participate).
Troubleshooting Gem PurchasesEditar
If you encounter an issue that results in a loss of gems or disrupted a credit card payment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with whatever information you can supply about the lost transaction. Also include your User ID from Settings > API.
Information for Developers
In HabitRPG's database and in the data extracted from the database using the API, the amount of gems for a user or guild is stored in the
balance field. The value stored is the dollar value of the gems owned, which is $1 for 4 gems. Thus if the balance is 1, the user or guild has 4 gems. If the balance is 0.5, the user or guild has 2 gems.