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January 31, 2017

The Teaching Center's Grand Reopening!


7:19 pm - Cody



Have you always wanted to improve your roleplaying skills? Do you want to move up through the levels - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced? You're in luck, as the RPC Teaching Center reopens today! With our brand new mentor system in place, we hope to make it a great experience for everyone.


Come check it out here.



January 30, 2017

Magical Archives Update :: January


8:07 pm - bizarre




Our Journey Through Time has reached its final destination: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Join us as we explore each chapter of the final book, and win some fabulous prizes from our raffle. Additionally, remember your participation counts towards your chance of winning your very own Book of Records.

Task 2 | Our Deepest Erised | In a Sirius Manor | Task 3
In Loving Memory of John Hurt



January 29, 2017

House Cup News


9:39 am - HEX Staff




After much deliberation, HEX Staff are excited to present some much-anticipated changes to the House Cup system in regards to homework points. Each individual user will continue to earn the same amount of individual homework points and be able to apply them to the same sitewide incentives, such as Top Student, as well as to their respective House incentive(s). However, the percentage of active users doing homework will now come into play for the House Cup. We hope that this new method of applying homework points to the House Cup will increase participation in sitewide and House incentive programs, reward individual users for being active, and encourage healthy inter-House competition. Again, we'd like to make it clear that this will not affect your individual point totals, or the Top Student incentive. Now, who is ready to do some homework?



January 28, 2017

Superior Wizard Banking for Superior Witches and Wizards!


5:03 am - Spiora


After their brief stint as auctioneers, the Gringotts goblins are hungry for more gold. They racked their brains for months to devise more ways to part witches and wizards from it, and had all but given up, until they hit upon an idea...

The solution had been in Gringotts all along! A superior banking service for those who could afford it; cunning businessmen and businesswomen alike who had built themselves up from nothing and become an economic marvel.


What's New?
- Enjoy the overdue face-lift of the Gringotts building. The standard banking service has been upgraded significantly too, check out your vault history if you need further proof!

- Treat yourself to our all new Private Banking service. A dedicated Gringotts goblin will keep full and complete records of every knut you spend on Hex. Take control of your fortune today!

- Step up your money-making game with our premium Business Banking service. Your dedicated Gringotts goblin will not only keep a keen eye on your outgoings, but will make a detailed log of every knut earned on Hex too. You'll also have access to their superior organisational skills, allowing you to filter through your transactions by type!



January 20, 2017

WWN is Hiring!


3:36 pm - Nicole2013




Wizarding Wireless Network is coming back with a new look, or well, a new sound! But to do so, WWN needs you! That's right, we're hiring. Take out your notes, pull up soundcloud, and grab your microphones.

We are looking for hosts, writers, and an assistant director to flesh out our WWN Team! If you're interest and have time for our QUARTERLY broadcast then check out the applications right over here.

If you have any questions about applications, you can send an owl to Nicole2013. Or you can check in with Publications Management: Artemis Eve & Nicole2013.



January 19, 2017

Get Creative With Fan Fiction


11:18 am - Lu




With the new year in full swing, let's get inspired to write!

Participate in January's Theme Prompt, where you can write about the discovery of a new magical plant and its properties. If that doesn't inspire you, there are five other activities that can be done to earn tickets for the Fan Fiction Raffle. So get those quills ready and head over to Fan Fiction and start writing!

We also have a whole host of activities for you. Be sure to join all of them to get monthly participation tickets to win House Points in our Monthly Raffle:
Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Continue the Story | Writing Circle | Character Journals



January 18, 2017

Programmers: Now Hiring Debuggers!


6:15 am - Spiora


Are you technically-minded and frustrated by the bugs that seem to be breeding amongst Hex's wiring? Would you like to help? The Programming Department is looking to hire a few badass Debuggers, who can bring calm where there is chaos and who can rain destruction down on the bugs. Did I make that sound cool enough? Cause it's pretty cool.

The Role:
- As a Debugger, you will be the first line of support in the Errors and Glitches thread, answering queries and issues
- For legitimate code bugs, you will also be responsible for making changes to the Hex code to make these issues go away

What You Get:
- A base salary of 10,000 Gs per month
- An additional 5,000 Gs - 10,000 Gs per bug fixed, which can be paid in galleons or items (your choice!)
- The 'Debugger' forum title

Click here for more information and how to apply.



January 17, 2017

Caretaker Concoctions: January


12:00 am - marki



Do Re Mi Fa Filch



Everybody has been infected by the spirit of HEX Idol - even grumpy old Filch is starting to discover his musical side! So come and join the Music Room and the Third Floor Hallway for this month's Caretaker Concoctions!

Prizes:


Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and check out our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts!



January 16, 2017

The Daily Prophet - January 2017


7:34 pm - HEX Staff



As the cold weather sets in, snuggle up by the fire and read the latest issue of the Daily Prophet! Once again, we’re bringing you news of all the latest scandals, upsets, and the occasional feel-good story! So, sit back and relax and enjoy the first Daily Prophet issue of 2017!

The Daily Prophet is also hiring writers. If you think you're the next Rita Skeeter, step right up and apply today.

Want to read more of the Daily Prophet? Then head on over to the Official Archives and enjoy! If you have any concerns or comments regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact the editor, Rosie_May. You can also get in touch with Artemis Eve or Nicole2013 with Publications Management.

Written by Rosie_May



January 14, 2017

HEX IDOL IX


12:06 am - Nelly



Attention, everyone! HEX Idol has returned for its NINTH year. Are you going to be our next Top Singer? If you think you have what it takes, head on over to Auditions and be prepared to sing your heart out!

Naturally, the winner will be signed to the Crookshanks Records magic music label once more, earn their House 12,500 House Points and have the option of winning their choice of A music item*! Additionally, the winner will receive the title HEX Idol 2017 and go down in HEX Idol Hall of Fame!
*some limitations may apply

Don't worry if you are not our 1 and only HEX Idol; every participant who is selected will receive a reward for their efforts. With every round you move up, the value of prizes increases, as does the amount of House Points you earn. Participants will also receive a small participation banner they can showcase in their profile or perhaps wear as a signature. So what are you waiting for? Go grab this opportunity and your microphone and show us what you got!

Now, if you're feeling disappointed because you're not much of a singer...don't! HEX Idol is as much an event for the audience members as it is for the participants! Head on over here to see how you can be involved!

Have fun everyone with HEX Idol Edition IX.



January 13, 2017

Get Social With Us


12:02 am - Lu



Are you social? Want put your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr skills to use? Then check out the Social Media forum. We have something for you!

First be sure to follow us:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr
Then be sure to click here to share your #HEXMerch with us and join in our bi-monthly raffle. Then check out our Social Butterfly incentive.

Go out there and be social!



January 12, 2017

London Underground!


12:01 am - Vicki




Fletcher has always had an eye for business. He's always trying to see where he can make a quick profit and how he can earn lots of money through various ways. We would like to bring the ways of Fletcher to you.

The Shopping Forum Moderators are introducing a new forum called London Underground. All raffles and any contests that require you to purchase a ticket to enter will be held in this new forum. Who knows, you might be the holder of the winning golden ticket and make a good earning.

Be sure to check out the Merchanting Guidelines and Raffle Rules as we have made some changes to them. If you have any questions, we have an Ask a Mod thread, but as usual, you are still welcome to owl/share post us with questions or concerns. We also have a new economy training program, through which you can earn some lovely prizes.

Also, please welcome our London Underground moderators - Danny, and supermerlocked

London Underground is being overseen by the Shopping Forum Admins: Rose, Vicki, Nelly, and motherof3



January 11, 2017

From the Grounds


1:58 am - Kljy


The students are on their way back to Hogwarts from their Christmas break when, all of a sudden, the Hogwarts Express stops. How do you and your friends spend your time while you are stranded? Do you stay on the train or do you venture outside? Come gather on the Hogwarts Express as you experience Next Stop: Adventure of a Lifetime! All entries are due January 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. HEX time.

Please keep the Grounds' Watch Thread on watch for updates regarding activities and events like the current Bi-Weekly Chat, as well as the Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.



January 10, 2017

Do YOU like to chat with characters?


10:30 pm - Ninja Kitten


SCA, or Site Character Accounts, are the canon characters that you see out and about during HEX events. They bring great joy and excitement to our users on a daily basis.

We need more help at this time, due to an increase in requests for characters. Please note that we remain completely anonymous when using a character - we want everyone to be able to let loose, and not be afraid of being flamed or trolled for their portrayals. We do ask that each of you continues to respect their privacy in regards to that.

Is anyone out there brave enough to come and play with us? Hop on over to the Entrance Hall to take a look at the application, and have a drink with me! All applications will be judged anonymously in order to be as fair as possible. Applications after 11:59 pm HEX time on September 9th will not be accepted.




January 8, 2017

Now Hiring :: Magical Archivists


12:43 pm - bizarre



NOW HIRING: MAGICAL ARCHIVISTS


The Magical Archives is the best area around Hex to delve into the details of the Harry Potter series. With 9 forums, 8 of which dedicated to the core series books, there is a lot to explore within the Archives. Along with these 9 forums requires a team of Magical Archivists to help run it. If you've ever been interested in joining our team - now is your chance!
For more information, click here!



January 7, 2017

From the Marketing Department


7:28 am - Sara


Are you an avid reader of the weekly emails? Do you wait by your inbox with baited breath for the monthly Dirigible Plum to be delivered? Of course you do! Because of your dedication to the emails the Marketing Team wants YOUR help!


We're looking to get your feedback on the emails as they currently are. How can we improve them to better serve you? Is there something you'd love to see more of in the emails? Something you want to see less of? A completely new idea you just have to share? Well, we're all ears.


Click here to give us your thoughts!


The Marketing Team has some exciting stuff in the works, and you definitely don't want to miss out! So why don't you make sure your email is correct, and that you have subscribed to all the email interests you'd like.


Check Your Settings Here!



January 6, 2017

RPC Update: January


9:30 pm - Artemis Eve



Something old, something new. The RPC has it all this January. Kick off the year by checking out our Roleplay of the Month, the colorful, anime-themed Cafe Culture. If anime is not your thing, fear not. Check out our Slice of Life event instead, and have some fun roleplaying with the RPC moderators. To top it all off, you can now earn tickets to the RPC Participation Raffle by being awesome in our events. Gorgeous items and yummy House points are up for grabs, so come come on over to the RPC, and let us all have a happy new year!

Cafe Culture | Slice of Life | Participation Raffle



January 5, 2017

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: January


1:43 pm - Em



Wow, it's 2017, so with this let us make joint forces in order to make this the best year ever. It's also humerus to note that this month's theme is all about anatomy.

The winners will go home with galleons and House Points, and their entries will be published on the official HEX Tumblr page.
1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artwork of the 2016 ||ISO Thread




January 3, 2017

New Issue of The Quibbler!


4:54 pm - Zoe


Bowtruckles, nifflers, and kneazles - oh my! Join The Quibbler this month as the writers dive into a world filled with fantastic (and not-so-fantastic) beasts. Whether you want to just learn a smidge more about them or discover some new beasties for yourself, this is the issue for you! What are you waiting for? Let's go!

Additionally, if you've ever wanted to be a writer for The Quibbler, now is your chance! Applications for writers have been posted here and last until January 18th. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or owl Zoe, Art, or Nicole.



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