I'd like to remind everyone that all inappropriate adult content is NOT ALLOWED in chats. You will be muted if caught.
The Valentine's Gift Shop is now open, it appears on the left side menu under Shops and Services. You can send gifts to your sweethearts and valentines up until February 14th!
Congratulations to Slytherin for winning this year! For the entire month of January, the House Cup will be in our possession. Way to go everyone!
Once again it's that time of year...Christmas! We know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but we'd like to wish you all Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Joyous Kwanzaa and/or whatever else you may celebrate. If you don't celebrate anything, we hope this winter is your best one yet :)
We've opened another new village for your enjoyment- Polareia Borealis. Here you will find most of our holiday modules, from the Ice Hotel to the Dreidel game at the peanut stall. You can also try to build the best snowman in all the wizarding world! Or maybe you'd just like to visit the Ice Castle!
We also have opened a Holiday Gift shop which can be found in each village. This is the place to go to buy your family, friends, and even rivals presents for the holidays. The gifts can be opened starting on Christmas Day (December 25) at the fireplace in your Common Room. You will have until December 31 to open them all. In the meantime, you can visit the Fireplace inside your Common Room to check to see how many presents are waiting for you! Everyone will receive at least one present so be sure to open yours on Christmas Day! (NOTE: Some of you may see references to Valentine's Day at the Fireplace. Just ignore it and pretend it says Christmas. xD It's just a typo and doesn't affect your presents.)
For a little friendly House competition, each House has been given a Holiday Tree to decorate. Players can go to their Common Room and help decorate it by using forest fights, gold and/or gems. The House with the best tree at the end of the year will earn the House buff for the entire month of January.
We hope you enjoy these new features and once again, Happy Holidays!
We have recently been seeing more and more instances of certain rules being broken and we just want to remind you of a few things...
Trying to hack into the server, trying to crack other user's passwords, or otherwise doing something detrimental to the integrity or security of HL is strictly forbidden. Do not use scripts or bots to automate game tasks as they may burden the server. You must report any bugs or exploits you discover using the Petition for Help link. Using bugs or exploits to improve your stats will result in a temp ban and/or having your account locked. Those who report bug abuse or means of doing may receive a reward.
Alternate characters (alts)
You may have UP TO 4 accounts per IP address. If you decide to make more than that, your highest account(s) will be locked until you are back down to 4 accounts. If you choose to make more than one account, they may not interact with each other. This means no arguing between your accounts, no sending gold or pets from one account to another, no PvPing yourself, etc. Don't create an alt for drama purposes either. If you do, your main may be locked. Also, do NOT refer your own account(s).*** This type of cheating is just in bad taste. Again, we may decide to lock your main account if you do. If you share a computer, Internet connection, or Network with another player we will assume there is only one person at the keyboard and you will be held responsible for all activity that originates from your account or IP address.
***This also includes your "sisters" or "brothers." Only refer people that don't live in your house.
Also, if you suspect someone of being an alt, it's not your duty to announce it in chat or ask them whose alt they are. It's none of your business. If you know someone to be an alt, keep it to yourself unless you have permission from the person to share that information with others.
(I would like to note that the only foolproof way to keep an alt a secret is to not tell anyone. I don't care if you only tell your BFF- it will get out somehow. )
Keep your comments and actions appropriate for all ages. This means watch your language, watch your sexual content, and absolutely, NO CYBERING ANYWHERE ON THE SITE. Owls and dwellings are not excluded from this. If we have evidence, or in some cases even just suspect that you are here only for sexual reasons, you WILL be banned.
The full list of rules can be found in the FAQ, located in every village. You may want to take a moment to review those as well, as not knowing them does not excuse you from having to follow them.
Thanks, and have a good day! xD
The Halloween mounts are now available until November 2nd at every mount shop. There is a Wicked Witches Broom available for every major mount, with the same stats, at the same price.
If you don't know which mount each Wicked Witches Broom corresponds to, you can find out by reading the description.
The Philippines passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, a draconian law that makes SOPA and PIPA look reasonable.
It goes so far as to ban online-libel and is so vague as to what constitutes libel that a Like or Share of a Facebook comment critical of the government or police could be used to put you in jail.
I'm a dual citizen of the United States and the Philippines as well as a webmaster. Laws created to censor the Internet and curtail freedom of speech really upset me.
Please sign the petition against the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which threatens Internet freedom, the right to privacy and other essential civil liberties including freedom of speech, expression, and the press.
As you may have noticed, yesterday was LOLCat day, you computer was not glitched, and your computer didn't get contaminated with a virus. It is one day out of the year where you can act super silly, spam in all caps, and chatspeak without getting in trouble! Thank you to everyone who sat through it last year, this year, and will be around with us for it next year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone for the last 24 hours, and the site has returned to normal until Talk Like a Pirate Day.
To recognize Harry Potter's birthday in England let Double Donation Day begin!
As long as it's Harry Potter's birthday somewhere in the world you'll get double the points that you normally do so head on over the Prefect's Lounge.
UPDATE: Double Donation Day has officially ended. Congrats to all of you who were able to donate.