House Points Guide
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- What are House Points and how do I earn them?
- Where can I see House Points totals?
- What can I do with House Points?
What are House Points and how do I earn them?
House Points are points that you earn by doing various things around HEX like:
(For more info, refer to the Classes section of the Knowledge Base)
Arts & Graphics Forum
A monthly graphics and writing challenge that awards a total of 6000 HP each.The Atrium
A monthly participation raffle and a monthly contest that awards a total of 6000 HP each.Fan Fiction Forum
A monthly Theme Prompt that awards a total of 4500 HP and a monthly participation raffle (for participating in eligible Fan Fiction Forum activities) that awards a total of 1500 HP.Headmaster's Study
One monthly contest. House Points awarded may vary.HINT Enterprises: Games | Fandom Forum | Clubs Forum | Magical Theories
HINT Enterprises, short for Hobbies and INTerests, is a group of forums. One of these four forums will post a contest each month that awards a total of 6000 HP.The Magical Archives
Eight HP contests spread throughout the year (in different Archive forums) that award a total of 6000 HP each.The Newsstand
This forum offers two contests per month, one with the Daily Prophet release and one with The Quibbler release. Each contest awards six prizes of 1,000 House Points each.Role-playing Central
A Roleplay of the Month that awards a total of 7500 HP and a monthly Roleplay Freestyle that awards a total of 2000 HP.Student Hangout
Check the Watch Thread for monthly contests which rotate through their various forums. These include Caretaker Concoctions and Junior Caretakers contests awarding a total of 9,000 House Points and the Linking Chains Incentive awarding a total of 3,000 House Points.The Welcome Center
This forum features a monthly contest open to all users on the site with up to a total of 6,000 House Points awarded.
Site Hosted Events
Project Ink - It's a contest where writers of Hex compete for a chance to win house points and other awesome prizes.
Hex Idol - If you love singing, then this is a contest for you! Not only it would bring you the glory of being acknowledged as an amazing singer, but you could also win your house nice amount of house points.
Hex's Next Top Graphic Designer - If you are graphic savvy, you will enjoy this contest. It gives out over 90,000 House Points and some amazing prizes.
The RP Factor - This contest is perfect for avid or newbie roleplayers alike. A site-wide event consisting of multiple rounds of prompt-based RPs that test the limits of the contestants' roleplay skills, The RP Factor also dishes out large amounts of HPs to those who make it through!
Summer Site Wide Event - They give out massive amounts of points to users who can earn them through various ways. Example: Inter House Competition (IHC)
House Hosted Sitewides/Restocks - Sometimes, house points can be awarded as a prize of a contest or of a participation raffle during a house sponsored sitewide event or restock. House staff has six month terms, and with each term, they are allowed to host one sitewide event and one restock event. Therefore, within a six month time, there are eight opportunities to participate in these types of events.
Participation Raffles - Sometimes, house points are offered as prizes in participation raffles. A participation raffle can commonly be found with events like Project Ink or HEX Idol. Typically, in the forum where that particular event is taking place, you will see a a colored thread that states it is an "Audience Thread" or a "Participation Thread." Go into the thread and read the first post carefully to see what you need to do to potentially win a prize. Not all of them have the same rules!
It's important that you keep an eye on the homepage to see which events, if any, are currently going on. Different events happen during different times of the year, so be sure to keep a look out! As previously stated, in these events, you can win house points, but most if not all of them also offer other fantastic prizes as well.
Where can I see House points totals?
You can see your homework House Points by visiting Announcements. However, if you go to your User Info page, you can see the total of points that you have earned, including those from the contests that give out House Points.
If you wish to see the total points of all users in your House, you should go to the Great Hall. Above the threads you will see a huge image map with four hourglasses, one representing each House.
What can I do with house points?
The school terms ends at approximately the end of June. During the break, before the next school term, there will be an announcement about the Top Student prize. Students who receive a perfect score for their year level will be awarded two prizes---one choice from a set list and one untradable. Students who earn within twenty points of a perfect score will be awarded one item of choice from a set list. More information about this will be posted when Top Students list is announced.
However, if you didn't manage to get into the Top Students list - which lists the amount of homework points that you've won - you should be proud of yourself for helping your own house win some points. Every little point counts towards the House Cup!
Each house has its own homework Incentives. You should visit your common room and look out for more information about it or you could ask your house staff. They usually announce anything related to the incentive in the watch thread.
Do you still have questions?
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