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December 28, 2005

Hogwarts Extreme Status


5:04 pm - John


Hogwarts Extreme is currently being re-coded by Hoo and I for better optimization on our new server.

Thanks



December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!


6:40 am - John


Merry Christmas!

The Hogwarts Extreme Staff wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! Have a good one!



December 20, 2005

"Find Me" and "Tag" type games...


1:25 am - Sloan


We all know how much you students have come to love the "Find Me" games and playing Hide and Seek from each other around the site. Unfortunately most of the time they simply become spam threads all over the site with people simply posting "post" or "found you" in them. We propose to allow you to play these fun games with a different twist. Instead of students simply saying "post" or something unimaginative, why not create a Harry Potter type story or rp to go along with it. It could be something like a "continue the HP story" with the originator of the game setting the story up and each subsequent person adding a few lines to the story. It could also be done in rp form where each person goes around the castle within their character and rp's what they are doing. Say for example if you the chase leads them to the astronomy tower they would rp something about being in the astronomy tower and searching for something in the night sky. We are trying to prevent spam while still allowing you to have fun and run the games you like.



December 18, 2005

Nominations are now open!


8:56 pm - hermionepotter


Go check out your common rooms to nominate your next staff!



Been a bit busy


8:00 pm - Birgitte


I know I've been a bit absent for the past week or so due to work, and I have a lot of unanswered owls. I will get around to answering your owls on Thursday where I'm off work for a few days. Until then - I'm not ignoring your owls - I just haven't had the time to answer them.



December 17, 2005

Gryffindor Trivia Contest


3:58 pm - Sloan


"Gryffies, head to the common room!! Round 2 of the Trivia Contest is up!!"



House staff elections are coming up!


3:21 am - hermionepotter


The HEX staff has created a new set of rules for house staff elections. A new staff will be formed in each house by january with the use of elections scripts. More information will be posted in each common room soon, so pay attention if you are interested in running for a position!



December 14, 2005

Update on the Tournament!


10:08 pm - Bosnimf


Section 7, the rebuses, is up now :)



December 13, 2005

Baby Picture Contest, Winners Announced


4:20 pm - PixieChickie


The winners of the Baby Picture Contest have been announced, to see complete details go to The Contest Forum. Thanks.



Site Update


6:28 am - John


As you have probably already noticed, some changes have been made to Hogwarts Extreme.

Please read a full notice on this matter here.

Thank you for your support!



December 12, 2005

Update on the Tournament!


11:28 pm - Bosnimf


Section 6 is up and there is information about the sections 7 and 8 in the house tournament forums. Good luck to all teams!



December 11, 2005

Update on Tournament points per house!


10:00 pm - Bosnimf


Now in the tournament forum, you can see the updates on the points for each house so far! Results per section will follow later.



Scavenger Hunt News!


9:36 am - Bosnimf


There's an important message about the scavenger hunt in the Entrance Hall. All those who are participating in it, don't forget to read it!



December 9, 2005

Slytherin Layout Contest


11:42 pm - BrennaKeely


Slytherin Staff has decided to hold a contest to make a christmas layout for the Common Room. As this forum is more often used the CR itself doesn't tend to get as decorated as this one.

See the Common Room for details on how to enter.



December 8, 2005

Better late than never-December Birthdays


9:26 pm - Sara Potter



December 1 hp_fan_124; KerBear
December 2 Butters
December 3 mch; Gwendolen
December 4 Diana Black; aquamantra3
December 5 Destiny; Nessa B
December 6 Abby123; Merlin The Great jnr
December 7 Static X
December 8 kittyll
December 9 Coopey
December 10 psyj; Orion; Mickie_27; Sweet_Girl850; Cerulean
December 11 Rogue83
December 12 Ireth; yayrabies; Elisa Louise
December 15 MOON121
December 17 HPkEnZiE14; Angela
December 19 Espen Johnsen; Luna Tindomiel
December 20 Sweet_crazy16
December 21 Erin Hawk
December 22 ilovepotter11
December 24 howdyhigirl
December 25 Holly1223
December 26 DaRk AtArU 01
December 28 Xeneixian; Eallinae
December 29 EllaGryffindor; Daniel Mitchell
December 30 Andrea Rosenthal
December 31 Anastasia_Dumbledore
Hope you all have a wonderful day.



December 7, 2005

FAQ's


10:39 pm - Bosnimf


There has been an update in the Welcome center. Now all FAQ's are in there as well. Mind you, they all need updating, i am aware of that. Please don't owl me telling me that, i will update them as soon as possible :) I also added a extra FAQ about invitations.

~Aggie~



Gryffindors - Contest in the Common Room


12:31 am - PixieChickie


Hey Gryffindors, go check out the common room. KatieMcKinnon731 put up a new contest with some great prizes!



December 5, 2005

House Accounts


10:21 pm - Birgitte


I have placed 25.000 galleons in each house account + 10 house plushies. The money is for maintaining the house stores and for contest prizes - the house plushies are to be given out in contests.

Enjoy.



Tournament


4:00 pm - Bosnimf


Judges, please go to the judging forum :)



December 4, 2005

Tournament Update!


9:23 pm - Bosnimf


It's a bit lengthy so it's in the main tournament forum for everyone to see! I'm sure you've all been wondering what's going on with it.
~Aggie~



Taking advantage of the random events


8:00 pm - Birgitte


We just expelled 3 people for taking advantage of the Christmas events.

I would like to make it very clear that we just went through a lot of work to reset the site so that things will be more fair to everybody, and we have been working a lot on the Christmas events. Then someone has to go and mess it up by taking advantage of the events and thereby messing up the economy again.

Anyone else found using an external program - or anything else to accumulate more events will be going the same way as these 3 people.



Interhouse Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt


4:01 pm - Bosnimf


Hexians, here is your first chance to redeem your riches since the big Christmas Reset. Ravenclaw is hosting a huge event, so participate in the Interhouse Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt! There are huge prizes to be won, so go to your Common Room for more information!

-Annie-


Note: Annie (Nayru) is the hostess of this event, if you have *any* questions regarding this event, please owl Nayru.
More information regarding the Scavenger Hunt will be posted in your Common Rooms later. So keep an eye out there on how to participate in this event!



December 2, 2005

For those who haven't noticed yet


1:20 am - Birgitte


All petfood have been moved into the Magical Menagerie and all pets have been moved into the Pet Emporium.

We also have some new healing potions - yellow and purple which will give you 5 and 10 healing points back. They are both sold in the Apothecary.



December 1, 2005

Login issues


9:17 pm - Bosnimf


Currently there seem to be some users who have trouble logging in to the site, and getting a 'redirected' followed by a blank page error. This is being looked into and will hopefully be fixed as soon as possible. Just hang in there ;)



To answer all the questions about the christmas calendar


7:04 am - Birgitte


Those who were here last Christmas will know how this goes, but there are some that doesn't know. All through December up until Christmas there will be a new item every day. It will pop up as a random event now and then so everybody get's the same chance of getting the item of the day.

So you don't have to go anywhere in particular to find it - it will come to you :)



Welcome back :)


6:23 am - Birgitte


We are sorry that the downtime was a little longer than expected, but this has taken all day and we're a bit tired lol

We have taken the opportunity to fix a lot of stuff today. Some things you will notice - others you won't. The biggest change is that all inventories have been reset and you'll left with 1000 galleons. After the past 24 hours warzone of slashing and zapping eachother we have also made sure that your healthpoints are full again.

As said - you will see some changes around the site. Mainly in Diagon Alley where we have made some changes due to the new financial situation.

Other than that - December is here and it's time for the Christmas Calendar :o) Everyday you will be able to get a random event with the daily item. All old Christmas items can be bought in Fred's Holiday Store in Diagon Alley.

We request that you read the rules again - mainly rule #13 which has been edited and the brand new rule #19.

I would like to take this chance to thank you all for the past 24 hours. It's been amazing to see how well people have behaved and how much fun you guys have been having - despite of the reset. I hope we can continue in this spirit and all be able to enjoy the site.



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