How to Use Critter.Co
How-to questions and answers for current Critter members. Click here for business inquiries and pre-signup FAQ.
How To Play
A:The more you record on Critter, the better you can take care of your Critter! Use kudos to buy food and other items. Earn experience points by completing quests and feeding your Critter.
A:Kudos are the currency in the game, required to purchase items. Each time you record something new on Critter, you earn 1 kudo.
A:There are food and nonfood items. Food items can be used to feed your Critter. Both food and nonfood items are used to complete quests, which earn you experience points, or xp. You can get items by visiting the market. You might also sometimes be rewarded with an item or two when you record something.
A:Your Critter will tell you what it is hungry for. visiting the market. You might also sometimes be rewarded with an item or two when you record something.
A:Your Critter has a hunger score, between 0% and 100%. Your Critter's hunger will slowly increase over time. When your Critter is hungry, feed it! When you feed your Critter what it wants to eat, its hunger score goes back to zero, and you'll earn experience points (xp).
Critter.Co doesn't allow any Critters to starve, so when your Critter's hunger has been at 100% for a day, Critter.Co will intervene and feed your Critter on your behalf. As a penalty, you will lose all your progress (xp) towards your next level - so log in and feed your Critter often to level up!
A:The market changes once per day. Both inventory and prices will change at that time.
A:Quests give you a way to earn more experience points (xp). To start a question, navigate to the quests section and select an available quest. Collect each of the items required by the quest, by buying items from the market with your kudos. To complete a quest, navigate back to the quests section, click on the current quest you'd like to complete, and select "Complete This Quest" to complete.
A:Earn experience points (xp) to gain new levels. A bar towards the top of your screen indicates your level, and your progress towards the next level.
A:We recommend recording positive actions if at all possible, since they're much more fun to record! A check-in might be a small step towards a habit you want to set. For instance, 30 seconds of deep breaths, 5 minutes of yoga, 10 minute walk.
For a habit you want to break, see if you can think of the positive action you want to replace the habit with, by thinking of what it is about the habit that compels you to take that action, and what alternative action might provide a similar reward. For instance, with drinking soda, many people find that it's the fizziness they like - so they replace soda with flavored carbonated water.
Section: Daily Questions
A:The goal of the writing section is to organize your thoughts, and can realize new things about your goals and priorities. Our prompts are designed to be short, easy-to-answer thought questions that give you clarity on your goals, and help you solve problems creatively.
A:Each time you record an answer to a question, the next question will be waiting for you. Go through questions quickly, or take as much time as you need.
Section: I Rock
A:Have you ever wished you could get a real-life "gold star" for something you did that you know was good? Or, have you wished that you had a way to get a good boost of esteem when you're feeling low?
The I Rock section is that place! Come back here often and give yourself a pat on the back by adding:
- Something you've accomplished - today, this week, in your life. Include all the tiny wins: all big successes are made up of many tiny wins.
- A note of encouragement to yourself
- Something you love and appreciate about yourself
Build skills for validating yourself, and build up an arsenal of worthiness for when you're feeling low. Whenever you want a boost, come back to the 'I Rock' section and click on 'Review' to see a timeline of all the ways you rock!
Section: The Dump
A:The Dump is a way to dump the negative feelings that are holding you back. Chenpa is a word for any negative attachment that holds you back - worries, fears, attachments, bad feelings, guilty feelings, shoulds, can'ts. Write them down in the Dump section and dump them to release yourself of their negative energy. The things you write here won't be saved, they will be forever destroyed.
Studies have proven that dumping chenpas - traditionally by shredding or burning paper, or releasing balloons - makes a measurable positive impact to your happiness. Dump daily for best results!
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