PvP


There is NOTHING wrong with it. Do NOT petition, do NOT complain in chats, do NOT OWL/IM staff.

I realize that you are all used to having everyone put back in after the maintenance boots, but that was not their intent and there was no way to avoid it. Since the boots have been disabled, PvP is back to normal.

When a person logs out, they are ONLY supposed to be able to be killed ONCE until they log in. That is the way the code is written and that is the way the game is SUPPOSED to be played.


Note:PVP was not broken yes it was effected but not broken. maintenance is back on and will happen like it normally does.


The Tales of Beedle the Bard Winners!

Congratulations to MellanyRiddleKrum, Cedric, Hailey, Xandrictheruthless, and Perks for winning free copies of J. K. Rowling's latest book for charity, The Tales of Beedle the Bard!

Winners will be notified concerning how they may claim their prize.


Restored

All accounts that were deleted in the crash are now restored. However that meant the site had to be restored from noon(Pacific Time), so everything you've done since then is now gone. You'll have to earn that all back.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the HogwartsLive Staff

Hello everyone, we hope you are having a wonderful holiday and we wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year.

We have temporarily allowed entry into the Hog's Head Inn from the Great Hall, so if you are wanting to pick up your christmas presents, head there, and you can find your presents.


Congratulations to the winners of the Hill of Beans

Congratulations to: RoyalXavier, Red, Pinkmagicz, ilymoonsnare, and kraftykaye who are the 5 winners of the Hill of Beans Candy Raffle.

They have each won the jackpot of 35,069 beans.


The Tales of Beedle the Bard Raffle

We will be giving away 5 copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling on New Years. To win a copy just go to the Candy Raffle page for details!


PvP


Several players have reported getting stuck in a bad nav in the Dueling Club. I was able to use all of mine with no problem, but until Edmund can get on and do his magic, please be aware that you may get stuck as well. So in other words, USE PVP AT YOUR OWN RISK for the time being.

In the event that you DO get stuck, please use the Petition for Help link. Thanks.


Another new Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Trailer

Warner Brothers is releasing the new US Trailer of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince next week in front of the new movie Twilight. But they've given Fan Sites an exclusive jump start on the action.

Here is the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for your viewing pleasure:




Hard to see that youtube version? They've released it in several downloadable versions as well, some of them in amazing High Definition

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Thanks to the Leaky Cauldron for being the source of this awesome news.

Just so you can see how agonizingly long of a wait it is, here is Leaky's countdown timer:

Get this and other HP countdowns at LeakyNews.com


Server problems

we've had a major database crash. We've had to roll back all data 30 hours, as it was the last fully successful back up. All backups after that point have had something wrong with them. Edmund was able to save the user and stats information from a later backup about 14 hours ago. So he has restored that information from that backup so there isn't as much loss to users.


SPAMMING


6. Spam/Advertising. We define spam as useless and repetitive posting. We generally we do not mute for this, unless you do it over and over. Players that are RPing and posting what they are doing is NOT spam UNLESS they keep repeating themselves.

-Posting such things as "shsdfgesrhshsryery" or "Hiiiiiiiii!!!!!! are spam. We have a GENERAL guideline of using only 3 of the same letters/numbers/characters or words in a row. Using too many strung together can stretch the page for some players and for those that use a screen reader, it can cause problems. If you continue to post this way after repeated warnings, you can be muted.

-All caps in one or two posts is FINE. Using it every post isn't.

-Do not advertise other websites in chat or in owls. If you want to advertise your website, use the Link Exchange.

-Discussions about other websites is considered advertising and is also prohibited in chat. If you need to discuss something pertaining to ABCWebsite, GO to ABCWebsite and discuss it.

-If you are reported by several players with evidence that you are randomly owling them websites, you will be banned.

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PREFECTS, STAFF and other PLAYERS:

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NOT warn other players if they use 4 or 5 of something in a row. Only if they post Hiiiii!!!!!!! or something SIMILARLY EXCESSIVE may you warn/dock points/mute for it. Everyone is getting way too into this spam thing and it's getting out of control.