JK Rowling's Pottermore

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by FigureSpins, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. minuet

    minuet Well-Known Member

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    What is the normal wait time for approval? I signed up several days ago and received an email saying I was on my way but nothing since...

    once I'm approved I'll be SpiritAccio2944

    ok...I found out where I went wrong and my old email expired. I'm now EchoSky9271
     
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  2. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    Okay, so I signed up. I like it so far, but once you get through the chapters there's not much to do besides make potions.

    My username is DreamThestral22566.

    I was sorted into Slytherin. In real life I'd totally be a Ravenclaw or even Hufflepuff.

    My wand is chestnut with a unicorn core. 10 1/4 inches, unyielding.
     
  3. Kruss

    Kruss Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome!

    They laugh? Sort of like Angry Birds...I'll have to check that out. ;)
     
  4. minuet

    minuet Well-Known Member

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    I've been sorted! I'm a Ravenclaw and my wand is Larch with a phoenix core 13 3/4 inches, hard.

    I've collected everything so am trying my hand at potions...how do we get rid of them? Also is there a point to the items in our trunks? Do we use them for anything?
     
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Welcome to Ravenclaw! What do you mean by getting rid of potions?

    As to items in the trunk, I suppose we will need them at some point down the line. Or you could send some of them as a gift which many of us have been doing. :)
     
  6. cygnus

    cygnus Liberal Furry

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    Okay, there are a few more chapters up for CoS. Is anyone having better luck than I am getting those $%#* Cornish Pixies into the cage?
     
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Ooooh, very good! Thanks for the heads up!
     
  8. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have as many problems with the Cornish Pixies as I did the swelling solution potion in Snape's class. I really suck at potions. I always seem to be doing some minute thing wrong.
     
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Hmmm. Pixie Problem.


    ETA: I got the requisite amount of pixies in the cage and was able to move on. I am now brewing Wizard Viagra Swelling Potion.
     
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  10. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

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    I got the 4 pixie's in the cage. Have no idea how people get all 10 in the cage in 50 seconds!

    Off to brew. Potions are not my thing. Good thing I picked up more galleons because I see a new cauldron in my future :)
     
  11. mkats

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    I got all ten on the first try. :p Was lucky though, three of them popped in at the same time. The last one was a pain because it kept hiding down at the bottom and every time I moved my mouse down there the text popped up, so I couldn't see what I was doing.

    Excited for more potions!!

    ETA: :rofl:
     
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  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I am now done with the available chapters. :(

    Question: was I supposed to get a bludger and Colin's camera in Chapter 10? Or just read about them?

    And what am I supposed to do with the Swelling Potion? Btw, the second part of preparation requires a bit of care while heating, a very narrow temp range.
     
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  13. mkats

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    Glad you warned me... mine's stewing away on the first part...
     
  14. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    Stupid pixies. :mad:
     
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Get the cursor behind the pixies so they change into this "freeze" position--that's how you get them in the cage.
     
  16. mkats

    mkats New Member

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    IA, did you brew the polyjuice potion yet?
     
  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Not yet! Have you?

    I am missing a lot of ingredients.
     
  18. mkats

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    Haven't gotten that far, my cauldron is all hogged up with the swelling solution. :lol:

    Thank goodness my anatomy exam is all done and over with... free weekend to waste on Pottermore :respec:
     
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  19. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I don't think that we will be able to brew Polyjuice until we get further in the book. We need way too many ingredients, including a Slytherin's hair. I haven't noticed an opportunity to pick one up yet. Has anyone?
     
  20. mkats

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    Whatever it requires, I hope it doesn't take a month :cold:
     
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    They've been awfully slow releasing the chapters. :rolleyes: Like doling out candy to the kids.
     
  22. Kruss

    Kruss Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely hate potions - I can't make them at all. :(

    ETA - Okay, finally got it brewing for 51 minutes. If I fall asleep, does the potion spoil?
     
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  23. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Be patient and let me know if you need tips.

    BTW, I was wrong, all the ingredients needed for the Polyjuice are available by now. LMK if you want tips.

    Making the darn Polyjuice now. Looks tricky. I've confused Fluxweed and some kind of grass already.
     
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  24. Kruss

    Kruss Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. :) I'm hoping I don't fall asleep too early so I can finish the potion after 51 minutes is up. For good measure, I went back to Hagrid's house and collected more dried nettles. Seems I need a lot of those. *sigh*
     
  25. mkats

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    Whaa?? The swelling solution told me I'd failed as soon as I turned on the heat on part II, didn't even get to heat it up to the correct range :confused:
     
  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Yes, I messed up that potion so many times and had to go back to Hagrid's house a lot.
     
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    In part 2, use the yellow burner to turn the heat on, not the red one. The red one is harder to control and likely the temp got too high very quickly. And be ready to regulate the temp very closely, every few seconds within that narrow range.
     
  28. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Anybody that goes after this Slytherin's hair will be turned into whatever's left of my exploded cauldron.
     
  29. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    :shuffle: It wasn't yours, Matry. It was a boy's.
     
  30. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Be careful with the Lacewings bottle, a slippery sucker. I just dumped an overdose of this into the cauldron and messed up my Polyjuice. Take 2.