Some exciting raffles to honor Harry Potter's Birthday

All raffles end on July 31st, 2013 (Harry's 33rd Birthday). No purchase necessary to participate. Just exchange the beans you find in the forest at the Candy Raffle located on the bottom left hand side of the site under Global. Also, as a special treat all entries cost 10 beans or less.

$50 Amazon Gift Card - Get a $50 (USD) Amazon Gift card to spend on anything you want. Try the Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (1-7), or The Complete 8-film Harry Potter Blu-ray Collection, or some Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans.

Minister of Magic - That's right, just like many other elections around the world we're fixing this one for whoever wins this raffle!

My Hand in Marriage - Bet this got you really excited. I've already bought some tickets myself! One lucky bean could mean you get to look at my name on your stats bar for a week (sorry, longer is scary).


Raffle Winners and Updates

Congratulation to all the raffle winners!


The winners are as follows:
1 Title Change: Chuan and Nirm
1 Display Name Change: Avelyn and SolanPrince
Castle: LogWarts
15,000 Donator Points: Fundun

The winners of the titles and name changes need to petition what you would like your title/name to be. There is a 25 character limit for titles, including color codes and bold/italic. There is a 15 character name limit for the name change, NOT including color codes and bold/italic. The castle winner needs to petition telling us where they would like their Dwelling built. The donator points have already been added to the winner's account.


Donator Rewards have been added back. Once the monthly goal is reached, you will get a discount on healing and extra turns.

You are now able to own 3 dwellings. It is limited to one per city.


Reminder

I'd like to remind everyone that all inappropriate adult content is NOT ALLOWED in chats. You will be muted if caught.


Valentine's Gift Shop!!!

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!


House Christmas Tree Contest!

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!


Halloween mounts are back!

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 a law that's anti-privacy and Internet freedom

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.

http://www.change.org/petitions/junk-the-cybercrime-prevention-law


Pre-order J.K. Rowling's new book

You can pre-order J.K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, which will be released this Thursday, September 27, 2012.



Alternatively, you can Pin It to Win It on Pintrest.


LOLCat Day

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.


Double Donation Day: Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

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.