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Shopping Forums Update

Posted by Edmundus on October 13, 2019 - 5:30 pm


Don't let the new Quarterly Raffle bewitch you! But with so many wonderful prizes, it's sure going to try.

Start earning tickets for the Raffle with any of these activities, and house points besides! Watch the raffle thread to hear about new opportunities as they are revealed.

Muggle Trivia Night | Trouble on the Tracks
LU Activity | Daring Decor | Vanquishing the Vanished




The Grounds - October Update

Posted by ragna lokisdottir on October 12, 2019 - 2:45 pm



Have you ever wondered what the Trolley Witch and Train Conductor are up to when the Hogwarts Express isn't running? After all, you can't expect them to sit around all day doing nothing! But wait a minute ... it's Halloween. Which means that there is plenty of Spooky Shenanigans for them to get up to at Kings Cross Station!

Don't forget all the new activities that await you in the Grounds! Go and check out the Grounds Activity Overview for the list. You don't want to miss any of the shenanigans that are happening within the Grounds!

RPC TC Updates

Posted by Cait on October 9, 2019 - 9:23 am

It's spooky season and that means candy galore! Well maybe. Only if you if appease the pumpkin king by joining the Teaching Center in their activities. First up is the glorious Halloween Feast, what better time of Halloween? Except you don't get any food just yet. This year you get to take an adventure into one of Hagrid's Giant Pumpkins in Honey I Shrunk The First Years. How cool is that? What's the first thing you plan on doing?

Next up with have grammar. Yeah yeah, we know. Who likes grammar? But just because it's Halloween and all we want is candy, that doesn't mean we can forget our lessons and act like ghouls. After you've stopped eating that candy corn, come look at Grammar 101 to show how well you know your stuff. Once you've nailed that grammar stop by The Write Stuff roleplay and use your new skills, or freshly hone skills to the test.

Just when you're almost out of candy or off getting some more stop by and congratulate the newest student of the month, Eimear, and possibly give them some candy. It's the nice thing to do after all, right?

Written by Jamoki

Club Creation: Fixes & Upgrades

Posted by HPfanextrm on October 8, 2019 - 12:00 am

Hmm. Let's see if I still know how to do this..
Clubs are home to many user-run communities on HEX, and after nearly two years, the ability to create new ones returns. Have you started one yet? Perhaps you're already president of a successful organization and dreamed of launching another. We have you covered there too. Club Upgrades have been reworked to entice the more successful union builders. The changes to Upgrade 2 and Upgrade 3 are as follows:

Upgrade 2 Requirements:
Cost: 5,000,000 G

Upgrade 3 Requirements:
Cost: 10,000,000 G

I'm sure many of you have zeroed in on the increase in cost for upgrades. After careful consideration, we determined these values would ensure that the best club leaders could afford to begin a second or third venture when weighed against the potential database space that additional clubs for every user on the site would occupy. However, to celebrate these long overdue fixes, I'm happy to announce that Upgrade 2 will be 50% off, or 2,500,000 G, until Monday, October 14 11:59 PM HEX time. During this time, the minimum 1 month old club requirement for Upgrade 2 will also be suspended. In essence, if you start a club today and are able to attract 25 members, you can create your second club within 7 days at the reduced rate.

On a smaller, but still just as important note, all of your club-related user events will feature a new icon just like the one depicted at the top of this post. Thanks, Julie! Additionally, you can now prevent your club from trending on the Clubs Directory page via your club's Settings.

Finally, did you know that there was more than one type of club? There are actually two, Standard and Order. Standard clubs are clubs as you've always known them. Order clubs are unique in that you may only be a member of one Order club. This was never well documented or communicated to users (even I wasn't aware of this distinction until I took on the project), so we linked a small note next to Club Type on a club's description page.

More than a dozen changes were made to Clubs behind the scenes to increase their security and avoid some (potentially) catastrophic incidents, but most of those won't actually be visible. Now go start a new club!

Publications Management - October Update

Posted by Morgan93 on October 7, 2019 - 7:42 am


With another month, The Newsstand brings another set of assorted activities for your enjoyment. As much as we want you to participate, we also want you to take time for yourself to rejuvinate and refresh. Afterwards, come join our discussion on self-care, based on September's issue of The Daily Prophet.

In September, The Quibbler explored something that you're looking at right now: letters! But did they mean letters of the alphabet? Or mail letters? Tell us what you think in our letter-themed discussion.

The September WWN broadcast took a studious turn, focusing on education. But before returning to school, many students paid a visit to Diagon Alley. In our contest, your challenge is to take part in A Bookish Bash and create the next bestselling back-to-school item.

After you've made the rounds to all of our activities, check out The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle and its marvelous prizes, one of which might become yours!



RPC October Updates

Posted by Morgan93 on October 6, 2019 - 7:29 am


In the spirit of Halloween, the spooky, suspenseful, and mysterious have come to the RPC for October. First, a choice lies before you. However confusing or unclear the correct path may be, Left or Right, you must decide in the Roleplay of the Month.

If you choose to go to Hogwarts, then you may find that, in the Freestyle, the portraits are... up to something. If Walls Could Stalk, what mischievous and eerie antics would the painted subjects engage in?

The spookiness continues over in the Lounge, where we've got a puzzling mystery on our hands. Can you figure out what is causing the Haunting at Hogwarts?

Finally, partaking in any of these phantasmal events will earn you tickets to the October Participation Raffle and a chance at some ominous prizes.



HINT FORUMS :: OCTOBER UPDATE

Posted by Kasey on October 5, 2019 - 1:22 pm

This is HINToween

This month, we're giving you the chance to get creative with this holiday's theme, and put your own spin on one of the most iconic Halloween traditions - the haunted house! Come check out This is HINToween for your chance to win some awesome prizes, including 11,000 House Points!


Written by Lauramarie.

Social Media October Update

Posted by little fox on October 4, 2019 - 8:53 pm


October is full of fun in the #SocialMediaForum! We've got prizes, house points, and galleons up for grabs!

Have you ever wanted to work on our official HEX social media platforms? Our applications are open! Check out this thread for all of the details!

There is a story for everything! Check out our October contest Six-Word-Story to see if you are up to this challenge!

If you see MalfoySwan fluttering about, congratulate them on being our latest Muse of the Month! Are you ready to talk MySpace? Discuss this and more in October's Monthly Musings!

October brings a new batch of monthly trivia questions! Scroll on over to I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About This! to test you knowledge on the Wizarding World!

Do you want a chance to win the fabulous Social Media exclusive item, House Points, or galleons? Visit our monthly raffle Platform Ponderings for all of the important details!

A new Social Butterfly is fluttering around HEX! Interested in earning this title and a snazzy new avatar? Check out the details here!

#SocialMediaofHEX #BeSocial



October Arts & Graphics Update

Posted by Julieexann on October 3, 2019 - 8:54 pm


This month, A&G beckons you to join them in entering the Department of Mysteries. While we do know of six rooms devoted to mysteries, what others are there? Explore what these other rooms could be with our Graphics Challenge. You can also become an Unspeakable for the duration of our stay here, and that involves some ... experiments. However, one of these may have ended in a catastrophe, and we need you to submit a report about it in our Writing Challenge. Check out how our weekly prompts have a mysterious twist to them this month as well! Any good Unspeakable loves a good discussion, and this month our discussion focuses on prophecies.

Remember to check out our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program for a chance to earn ink spots to win our exclusive Enchanted Paintbrush!

1st Place: Time Turner Charm OR Broken Prophecy + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Graphics Challenge || Writing Challenge || Weekly Prompts || AotM || Discussion



Magical Archives Update

Posted by Edmundus on October 2, 2019 - 6:12 am


October brings chill air, pumpkin flavored everything, and a fresh batch of contests and activities from the Magical Archives! For example, you won't want to miss joining Hogwarts residents old and new as you celebrate Sir Nicholas' Dearest Deathday Party and help Ginny arrive for her first year after a bit of Playful Packing.

But there's plenty more to see and do. Check out the Table of Contents to see everything the Archives' forums have to offer. Participation in those might just bring you closer to winning the Book of Records.

Watch Thread || Table of Contents



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