Pottermore

As you may or may not be aware of Pottermore opened for everyone this weekend – and being the childish Potterhead that I am, I hit the sign up-button the second I saw it! :love: ;)

My first impression is that it’s beautiful. All of it, the layout, the artwork, everything looks absolutely amazing and magical. They’ve had some fine artists working on this!
It took me a while to figure out how you’re supposed to navigate through the story, but then I realised you can double-click to zoom in and out and that you always have the little back and forward arrows at the bottom of the screen. It all went smoothly from there. Biggest downside is that most of it is Flash-based which means using it on my iPad is pretty much pointless. I can still navigate through the story, but it’s almost impossible to explore the scenes and pick up stuff.

You go through the story chapter by chapter, learn how to brew potions, cast spells (wizard’s duels!) and the (beautifully illustrated) scenes are full of hidden items you can pick up and keep in your trunk.

At Ollivander’s you answer a few question and then have your wand handed to you. Mine is made of yew with a core of phoenix feather, 13 1/4 in (33,6 cm) long and slightly springy. Nice, nice.

When you arrive at Hogwarts you get to put on the Sorting Hat and is once again asked a number of questions, and then you’re put in your house. Of course this is where it gets interesting!
I’m a Ravenclaw by heart, it has always been my favourite house. Silver, blue and ravens FTW! I was so convinced I belonged in that house I wasn’t even thinking about being put somewhere else.

And then… then the damn hat said Slytherin.

Um… Ok?

So I’m not a Ravenclaw after all? :?

It was a bit of a downer, and my first reaction was that I could just use another email, create a new user and try to get sorted differently, but then figured it would be a bit silly. If the Sorting Hat wants me in Slytherin I’ll stay in Slytherin. They are pretty badass, I guess, and I do love snakes. Not to mention both Merlin and Snape were in Slytherin! I’ll be a proud snake from now on! :rock:

Anyway, Pottermore is a lot of fun so far and I recommend you go check it out if you haven’t already!
If anyone wants to add me as a friend my username is GalleonBat92.

EDIT 17/4:
Oh, but for fuck’s sake. I was determined to “take it as a man” and be a Slytherin, but in a moment of weakness I made a new account anyway (RainCloak5101) and this time the hat put me in Ravenclaw without hesitation… What to do? Do I delete my Slytherin account now or what?
Markus, true to his Hufflepuff nature, claimed that “you’re only supposed to be sorted once, everything else is cheating”. Not sure which account to keep.

EDIT 19/4:
It’s settled now. I decided to make a 3d account and take the test a 3d time – and swore to myself that I’d choose whatever result came out. And the hat said Ravenclaw again. Ravenclaw: 2 – Slytherin: 1. So I’m sticking to my second account RainCloak5101. :)

Comments

  1. 16 April 2012

    Aww! I got an account when it was open for beta back in October, and I got Slytherin. When it opened to the public, I created another account and got into Ravenclaw, so I deleted the original. :P

    I love my wand! :D Pine, 10 3/4, phoenix feather, unyielding.

    • 19 April 2012

      Nice, I would’ve liked a pine wand too :D

  2. 16 April 2012

    A lot of people I know got sorted into houses that they didn’t expect, so I was so happy and relieved when I got put into Ravenclaw! It’s the house I’ve always identified with the most.

    I’m really happy with my wand too: elder with unicorn hair core, 14 1/2 inches, and unyielding. Plus, it looks really cool!

    My username is HollyPatronus144. I’ll add you! I got into the beta, but I haven’t been very active on there in a while. I need to jump back into it.

  3. 16 April 2012

    Slytherin! Well, that is it. No more friends with you *wink*. Hee hee, Just kidding. Congrats, I am still working my way through the stories.

  4. 16 April 2012

    Exciting! I have to do this at home though, I’ll do it on my lunch break. Hoping for Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.

  5. 16 April 2012

    Woo! I’ll add you- I’m ChestnutFlame190. I’m a Hufflepuff, as I expected. ^_^ I’m really looking forward to them opening up Book 2- I was a Beta so I finished Book 1 a while ago. :oops:

  6. 17 April 2012

    I see you’ve created a new account! Pottermore’s terms state you can only have one account and can have yours terminated if you break rules, so I’d delete the old one if you want to keep the new. :)

    • 17 April 2012

      Yeah, I know. I just can’t decide which one to keep ._. I think I’m having an identity crisis.

  7. 18 April 2012

    I was first placed into Hufflepuff back in August but I’m totally not a Hufflepuff, so I ignored Pottermore until it opened last weekend. Even Slytherin or Ravenclaw would be better, but Hufflepuff? Gosh no. So I right deleted my first account and signed up for another one. Then it put me into Hufflepuff again so I tried a third time and finally ended up in Gryffindor. ^_^

    • 19 April 2012

      Haha, third time’s the charm! ;)

  8. 18 April 2012

    Har också registrerat mig men har inte kommit särskilt långt ännu. Håller med om att grafiken är fantastisk och det är riktigt intressant att läsa mer om vad som inspirerade Rowling när hon skapade karaktärer och platser i böckerna.

  9. 19 April 2012

    I just signed up for Pottermore today. I didn’t get past Hagrid appearing on his flying motorbike. I didn’t have a lot of time to figure it out, but it was a little boring for me at first. I hope it picks up once I figure out how to use it.

  10. 19 April 2012

    I wouldn’t want to be in Slytherin. I’d probably keep the second one but that’s just me. I might sign up for Pottermore eventually.

  11. 19 April 2012

    Honestly, I think you should stick with Slytherin. It’s where you were sorted first, and I believe it would be like “cheating” if you kept the second account ^_^ That’s just me though! I’m adding you with the first account you set up, I’m BronzeWild8167 :D

  12. 21 April 2012

    Ha! I signed up when they opened as well. When I was going through the sorting, I told myself that while I’d prefer to be Slytherin, I’d happily accept Ravenclaw — but that I would sign up again in a heartbeat if I got Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. The Hat had mercy and I’m now a Slytherin. :D

    If you get a friend request from WolfsbanePixie7449, that’s me, by the by — though of course you don’t have to accept. ;)