Learn Basic JavaScript by Building a Role Playing Game - Step 37

Tell us what’s happening:

Describe your issue in detail here.
I can’t seem to figure out how to set button1 to the variable goStore with the dot notation. I have been playing with multiple set ups for this. Can someone give me a helping hand?

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css">
    <title>RPG - Dragon Repeller</title>
</head>
<body>
    <div id="game">
        <div id="stats">
            <span class="stat">XP: <strong><span id="xpText">0</span></strong></span>
            <span class="stat">Health: <strong><span id="healthText">100</span></strong></span>
            <span class="stat">Gold: <strong><span id="goldText">50</span></strong></span>
        </div>
        <div id="controls">
            <button id="button1">Go to store</button>
            <button id="button2">Go to cave</button>
            <button id="button3">Fight dragon</button>
        </div>
        <div id="monsterStats">
            <span class="stat">Monster Name: <strong><span id="monsterName"></span></strong></span>
            <span class="stat">Health: <strong><span id="monsterHealth"></span></strong></span>
        </div>
        <div id="text">
            Welcome to Dragon Repeller. You must defeat the dragon that is preventing people from leaving the town. You are in the town square. Where do you want to go? Use the buttons above.
        </div>
    </div>
    <script src="./script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
body {
  background-color: #0a0a23;
}

#text {
  background-color: #0a0a23;
  color: #ffffff;
  padding: 10px;
}

#game {
  max-width: 500px;
  max-height: 400px;
  background-color: #ffffff;
  color: #ffffff;
  margin: 30px auto 0px;
  padding: 10px;
}

#controls,
#stats {
  border: 1px solid #0a0a23;
  padding: 5px;
  color: #0a0a23;
}

#monsterStats {
  display: none;
  border: 1px solid #0a0a23;
  padding: 5px;
  color: #ffffff;
  background-color: #c70d0d;
}

.stat {
  padding-right: 10px;
}

button {
  cursor: pointer;
  color: #0a0a23;
  background-color: #feac32;
  background-image: linear-gradient(#fecc4c, #ffac33);
  border: 3px solid #feac32;
}
/* file: script.js */
let xp = 0;
let health = 100;
let gold = 50;
let currentWeapon = 0;
let fighting;
let monsterHealth;
let inventory = ["stick"];

const button1 = document.querySelector('#button1');
const button2 = document.querySelector("#button2");
const button3 = document.querySelector("#button3");
const text = document.querySelector("#text");
const xpText = document.querySelector("#xpText");
const healthText = document.querySelector("#healthText");
const goldText = document.querySelector("#goldText");
const monsterStats = document.querySelector("#monsterStats");
const monsterName = document.querySelector("#monsterName");
const monsterHealthText =document.querySelector("#monsterHealth");


/* User Editable Region */

// initialize buttons
var goStore = button1.onclick;

/* User Editable Region */

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Challenge Information:

Learn Basic JavaScript by Building a Role Playing Game - Step 37

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You have two issues here

No.1
Drop the var keyword

goStore is a function reference not your typical const or let variable

No.2
You have this backwards

Your goal is to assign a function reference to a button click so when a user clicks on the button that function will fire

Once you fix those issues then it will pass

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thank you so much! I was so close at one point! I really appreciate the feedback!

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I had it backwards too and could not figure out why it was wrong…

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