Pottermore Insider Artwork – Part 2

This week the Insider posted part 2 of the House Crests designs. http://insider.pottermore.com/2011/10/behind-scenes-pottermore-house-crests_27.html Hufflepuff looks incredible! =) I actually like all 3 original crests, but they are right the one they went for does portray the qualities of the typical badger. A bit off topic but saw lots of lovely badgers on the BBC The One Show this week with ‘Garden watch’ ;p

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Pottermore Beta survey – open!

You can now complete the Pottermore Beta-survey! http://insider.pottermore.com/2011/10/beta-survey-is-now-available.html

 

Pottermore Insider Artwork – Part 1

Very interesting article about the design of the Hogwarts Crests. http://insider.pottermore.com/2011/10/behind-scenes-pottermore-house-crests.html Hufflepuff and Slytherin will be discussed in part two.

Potions Class – Grade A

YAY! I think Snape would give me an A for potions today , A as in ‘Acceptable’  😀 I managed to brew ‘Sleeping Draught’ for the first time this morning and win 11 points for Hufflepuff ! Seeing we’re 3500 points behind Gryffindor it’s quite a necessity really…         Now onto the next as I hope to get to 350 points before my Uni class starts on Monday ;p 

The end of Owlwatch & start of PurpleParty

The good news: Pottermore has sent every last email – owl today to the ones left in the #NoOwlParty. Congratulations to the 510.000 of you 😀 The bad news , they completely backtracked on their own rules to sent batches of owls little by little to avoid serious crash sites and instability. What in Merlin’s name where they thinking of sending over 500.000 emails in one go?!!! Do I need to tell you what happens if you try to sign in? I guess not if you’re a Beta, you know you end up with a large purple screen asking you to be patient (page refreshes every 15 secs) Now a new message has popped up in case the page keeps on refreshing: it basically tells you there are too many people inside already, and Pottermore decided to keep you out.

Fool that I was to think that my only frustration with Pottermore would be my never-ending potion loop or the non -event of wizard’s dueling for last 5 weeks. Nope now the basic sign in procedure is enough to make anybody even more frustrated with the site! Pottermore: you need to fix your glitches before you open to the masses or no-one is going to enjoy your ‘experience’ anymore! 

 

The Great Hall weekend Boom!

So Pottermore has 5 days left now to get the full 1 million Betas in. Not sure if they’ll make it but at least they made some progress this weekend. Last count over 453.000 got in: an improvement by 60.000 last Friday. The site wasn’t available for a lot of people this afternoon, ruining many potions once more.But it’s better to at least make due on their promise to let in as many people as possible! So I’m all for downtime if its necessary to fix bugs and stability. So far day 1-4 are in with day 5 coming in slowly but surely. Congrats to all new students 😀

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