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Gil-Galad
07-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Anybody else had real problems with the gnome-throwing? It's all my parents' fault - we never had xbox, gameboy, playstation or any of that stuff at home. It's a serious disadvantage with challenges like these.

But I mangaged :P - loved the Malfoy backstory. Especially the part where they still married halfbloods, because too much intermarrying causes instability - so very Malfoy - yes, we are pureblood through and through - but only to the point where it doesn't threaten the family genome.

Bostonfan
07-12-2012, 05:30 PM
I just registered too. How do you get sorted?

Got to move through the chapters and do everything in order before you get sorted at that appropriate point in the chapter. Have fun!

Kruss
07-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Anybody else had real problems with the gnome-throwing? It's all my parents' fault - we never had xbox, gameboy, playstation or any of that stuff at home. It's a serious disadvantage with challenges like these.

I finally managed it after several tries. Keep holding down the mouse button until the gnome swings around a few times and gets faster. Release it when it's swinging to the right towards the hedge.

If you release too soon, though, you'll send it right into the hedge. I drowned a few in the pond. :/

IceAlisa
07-12-2012, 07:27 PM
What's gnome throwing and where does one get to do it? Also wondering when they are going to cough up book 2 already? :rolleyes:

nerdycool
07-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Gnome throwing is in one of the chapters of book 2. They area allowing Slytherins to preview the first few chapters early. :)

IceAlisa
07-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Oh yeah, since they won the first round. Congrats! When is Book 2 going to be open to the rest of the Houses?

CynicElle
07-12-2012, 09:00 PM
I think the first four chapters are open to everyone now.

IceAlisa
07-12-2012, 09:21 PM
Thanks, can't wait to check them out at home! :)

IceAlisa
07-13-2012, 02:28 AM
Waaaaaaaaaah! I suck at gnome-throwing. Collected some flowers, nettles and Every Flavor Beans so far.

ETA: Finally threw the required number of gnomes to continue. :shuffle:

The Malfoy backstory is entertaining:
Though hotly denied by subsequent generations, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first Lucius Malfoy was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I, and some wizarding historians allege that the Queen's subsequent opposition to marriage was due to a jinx placed upon her by the thwarted Malfoy.

Kruss
07-13-2012, 02:30 AM
Yes, they're open to everyone, I'm in Hufflepuff.

Simka
07-13-2012, 03:11 AM
I'm a Hufflepuff! My wand is cypress with a phoenix feather core, 11 3/4", hard.

Is anyone here named VineNox187, a Slytherin? They have sent me a friend request.

IceAlisa
07-13-2012, 03:24 AM
CynicElle is VineNox187. :)

PDilemma
07-13-2012, 03:52 AM
I can't get those damn gnomes. Did a little better with the advice earlier in the thread and managed three on one try. Ugh. I've now informed my husband that I may make him try. Answer: "Now what is this again and why do you HAVE to do it?" :lol:

Simka
07-13-2012, 03:59 AM
Thanks, IceAlisa!

CynicElle
07-13-2012, 04:08 AM
Yep, that was me! I don't know how to link to specific messages, but back on page 21 of this thread, there's a list of all the FSU Pottermore players.