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April 28, 2014

AMNESTY (Multiple Accounts)


8:00 pm - motherof3


Multiple accounts are being discovered on a daily basis. Using an account with a siblings/friends information to make money/get items for yourself is not allowed, and you will be caught. It is perfectly fine if you have family/friends who also have accounts. In fact, we encourage it! What's not okay is having those accounts send you galleons and rare items.

Everyone agrees to the site terms, whether they are read or not, when they sign up. The terms clearly state:

1. You may only have one (1) username/account on this site. Creating multiple accounts is NOT allowed. This is cheating and covered under Rule 16-C.

16. Cheating in all forms is forbidden. You will be sent to Azkaban or expelled immediately. Cheating includes: c) Multiple Accounts - Anyone found with multiple accounts will be sent to Azkaban. Then, either be expelled, or have their inventory deleted, their money reset to ZERO, and all the multiple accounts will be disabled.

Having more than one account also takes up unnecessary space on the server. This causes the server to run more slowly, which causes problems for the entire site.

If you have a multiple account, you need to come forward and tell us about it. Should you do so, you will be allowed to keep an account. However, should you choose not to come forward about your multiple accounts, and you are found to have more than one account, all shared accounts will be expelled. No questions asked and no leniency will be given. It is time for you to take responsibility for your actions. If you won't, then we will and we won't be nice about it in the process.

We have a No-Tolerance Policy for multiple accounts. If you have more than one account, then you need to owl all of the usernames to a Staff Member or Global Moderator so that we can take the necessary action. You will have 2 weeks to do this. Again, should you choose to not do this, all of your accounts will be expelled. It is time to make Hex a fun place for everyone, not just for the people who make multiple accounts.



April 27, 2014

Item Ratings


7:56 pm - HPfanextrm



You have your favorites. We have ours too. Now it's time to share those with the rest of the world with Item Ratings.

From Owl Search, you'll now see two additional statistics: Rating and Desire. To rate an item, simply click one of the five lightning bolts from left to right next to the Rating label, one lightning bolt being the lowest and five lightning bolts being the highest. Once you've done so, the Desire lightning bolt will update to reflect how much you personally desire that particular item. Over time, the lightning bolts next to Rating will update to reflect the overall site's current opinion of the particular item through an average of everyone's ratings. We'll continue to tweak this particular algorithm, adding additional calcuations to determine item ratings based on transactions, searches, and more in the future.

Linked at the top of Owl Search you'll find the Item Ratings page. Here you'll find a list of every item you've ever rated along with the site's current overall rating for each. You can update your ratings and additional items we'll randomly show you. We've even added a handy button to add and remove your rated items to your Wish List.

Now you're probably thinking, "Hmm. This sounds neat and all, but what exactly do I have to gain from rating so many items?" That's an excellent question! It's our hope to incorporate these measurements of rating and desire to additional areas of the site. Imagine trophy case leaderboards with the highest rated items on the site or an Owl Search view that shows you user stores you might be interested featuring items you most desire. The possibilities are endless.



April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!


2:27 am - Hex Staff



Happy Easter from HEX! For this year's Easter festivities, we think we have raised the bar once again for HEX holidays. In fact, we are giving you three whole days to celebrate to make sure you have plenty of time to participate in all of the activities! There will be REs, and not just regular REs, but REs that will have you searching high and low for everything you need to decorate your own eggs. We didn't stop there though. Once you've successfully made an egg, it's up to you if you want to open it for a chance at numerous rares or not. There will also be a free raffle for two Golden Eggs.

In addition to all of this, a good old fashioned Easter Egg hunt has been setup here at the castle. Make sure to read your events, there will be plenty of tips to help you find those coveted eggs. Once you find them, you can share them with a friend to open (much like a cracker) in hopes of getting one of yet another set of rares.

There is a lot going on, and we have worked hard to make everything as easy to understand as possible. Please go to the thread in the Entrance Hall for a quick how to guide as well as a place for questions and answers.



April 17, 2014

Rediscover the Magic, HEX-style


6:41 pm - Ninja Kitten


Admit it. You've read and re-read the books hundreds of times over the years. No shame in that. We are all united on this site through our love of JK Rowling's fantastic literary works. It is our hope that we help you all keep the love for Harry Potter and all of his friends and foes for decades to come.

To continue along this theme we are now pleased to announce the opening of a forum dedicated to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Click the picture above to join in and share your favorite parts, memories, and things you'd rather forget happened.

So sneak into the Shrieking Shack and rediscover the magic at Hogwarts during year three!



April 14, 2014

Bertie Bott's Newest Flavor


1:47 am - HPfanextrm


Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans

Bertie Bott is looking to introduce a brand new flavor to his line of famous Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans and needs your help choosing the next best one! This Limited Edition Every Flavor Bean will only be available in boxes of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans during the Easter holidays. Vote for the most tastebud-tantilizing option in our newest sitewide poll. These new potential flavors include:

  • Bacon
  • Birthday Cake
  • Blood
  • Butterbeer
  • Cola
  • Garlic
  • Marshmallow
  • Rose
  • Steak & Kidney Pie
  • Taco
  • Tea


Act quickly! This poll won't be open long!



April 13, 2014

They see me tradin', they hatin'


10:12 am - Sophia Oceanborn


After Newt's revolutionary discovery, a new market has started to rise. Bigger, darker, more dangerous. Driven by his love for magical creatures, Hagrid has easily become the head of one of the most infamous gangs. You may think that sweet Hagrid can't do much harm. The others, however, aren't so soft when it comes to getting what they want.

Join Hagrid, the Easter Bunny, Rudolph and the others in their action-packed journey. Be careful, though, as this world is dangerous, and if you're in you might never be able to give up. The adrenaline rush is overwhelming, the danger levels, insane, the risk is high, and the gains are to die for.

Well, what are you waiting for? Are you ready for They see me tradin', they hatin'?



April 8, 2014

Arts & Graphics Forum - April Update


1:59 pm - deidra



Looking for a little gold? Perhaps glory? We can't promise you a head to hunt, but you've found the place.
Put on your shining armor and ride to victory in A&G's Writing and Graphics Challenges for the month of April. Be sure to stop by and congratulate the king's artist of the month before you ride off, as well.

For each joust challenge win, we offer the following:
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
Ye Ol' Writing Challenge || Ye Ol' Graphics Challenge || Ye Ol' Tutorial || Ye Ol' Artist of the Month



April 7, 2014

Wizarding Wireless Network - April 2014


12:27 pm - Samantha Bradley



Link may require a refresh
With a very long wait between broadcasts, WWN is finally back! A brand new Director was hired, as well as new hosts to continue working with some of the original hosts. The new lineup of shows will be a fun one for all of you, and we can't forget about the music!
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If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of WWN, please contact Graham_2010, Nicole2013, WWN or check in with Icemousey in Publication Management.



April 6, 2014

Quick Survey


10:06 pm - John



As we continue to move forward, we are always looking for ways to improve and make HEX the best that it can be. A lot of this can be accomplished through direct feedback from everyone. If you can, please fill out a quick survey, located here.

All responses will be read and taken into account. Thanks for filling it out!



April 4, 2014

HEX's Next Top Graphics Designer 2


11:17 am - harry_fun



HEX's Next Top Graphics Designer is back and this year we are going bigger than before. With more than 90,000 House Points up for grabs, the legendary Enchanted Art Kit and not one but two new items, this is the ultimate graphics design competition. If you think you have what it takes to win the title, head over to the Arts & Graphics forum to check out all the details and send in your applications. Only the top 20 will move on to the first Round, so you better be at your A game.

Not a graphics designer? Do not despair. The audience portion of the competition is just as big and fabulous. Make sure you check the main Audience Thread and learn more about the opportunities and ways you can get involved.

Let HEX's Next Top Graphics Designer 2 officially begin!



Applications | Audience | Raffle



April 3, 2014

Ravenclaw vs Slytherin Quidditch Match


4:32 am - Jojo


After Gryffindor's triumph over Hufflepuff we have come to the final match for the 2013-2014 Quidditch season! Will Ravenclaw's tactics be enough to overcome Slytherin's cunning? That's what we are about to find out!

Head on to the Quidditch Pitch to see who will emerge winner of this last Quidditch clash!



April 2, 2014

The Quibbler - April 2014


7:35 pm - icemousey


The Quibbler staff went on a search for the Deathly Hallows this month, and no this is not an April Fools joke, cause that was like yesterday and it's no longer funny. Anyway, if you want to read all about how that went, and believe me you don't wanna miss all the stories, read the newest issue of the Quibbler! If you have questions or comments, owl Ted or Allie.

In addition, the Quibbler is once again accepting applications. If you want to join our team and write for the best publication on HEX, check out the Applications Thread.



April 1, 2014

The Invasion Begins


5:40 am - Hex Staff


The rumors are true. HEX is once again under threat of being taken over by another fandom. No, this isn't TEX: Part 2. It seems Katniss Everdeen and her gang of Hunger Games companions have decided to move into our site. Only you have the power to band together to kick the invaders out, if that's what you so choose. Each user must decide between fighting for Harry and Hogwarts with a Deathly Hallows token or for Katniss and Panem with a Mockingjay token. Will you be a Volunteer Auror or a Volunteer Tribute?

Upon logging in, you all chose to support one of the two sides. This awarded you with an untradable token. Your loyalty is displayed at the top left of your page and next to posts along with your other user information. Should you opt to turn your back on those you've already promised to fight for and switch sides, you may do so by clicking your token from your Inventory and choosing "Switch sides." But be warned, your loyalty will remain with you even after the battle concludes. There will be no way switch to the winning or losing side after the fact.

One thing for sure is that Katniss and others from her universe will be doing their best to take over the site forum by forum. They will post and interact will all of you dear users. If enough Panem Citizens successfully invade a forum without being turned away by Volunteer Aurors they will control that forum. Volunteer Tributes can help the Panem Citizens by counteracting the effects of the Volunteer Aurors and will speed up the take over. If enough forums fall into the hands of Katiniss and her crew, so control the site and we will no longer be HEX.

Volunteer Aurors may act to drive out these trespassers by using the "Blast!" spell next to Katniss and her comrades' posts. Each will take the combined efforts of many to successfully drive out.

So, dear users the future of the site of the is in your hands. We hope you have chosen which side you want to fight for wisely. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.



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