Welcome to the sixth edition of Ask Elm. I’m getting lots of questions now! To ask a question: CLICK HERE.
Answers to questions below the cut…
Where does one go to accept a challenge from another house in Wizard’s Duel? Or does the challenge go out to a random student in the house you’ve sent a challenge to?
Thanks Elm, Anna
When you want to challenge someone and you don’t want to challenge a specific person you can create an open duel with another house, cast, and wait for a response. The only duel you respond to is if someone has directly dueled you. For more info on the dueling interface check out Dueling 101.
I’m trying to send my friend all of potion ingredients because I’m horrible at making potions and the’re really good, but I have a ton, so I was wondering if theres a way to send them multiple ingredients at once?
Unfortunately you can only send one item at a time. It is quite tedious. But, don’t give up on potions! Have you read Potions 101 for some guidance??
umm hey again , i dont know why but i cant finish the chapter five of book one (diagon alley) help meh please!!
Lots of people get stuck on Chapter 5 because each moment requires you to do something to move on. First you must collect your shopping list from the ground. Then you must unlock your vault. Then you must buy everything on the shopping list to get your wand.
I completed all chapters but when I look at the locked/unlocked icons on the main gate, the first icon is still locked. Did I miss something?
You haven’t missed anything, the icon is locked for everyone. Looking at the HTML coding it is supposed to be the e-book store and we are not sure why it has not been unlocked yet. There is a chance that they are now planning to use it for something else. Nothing officially has been said, until they unlock it we just don’t know what it is.
Hello! Well, look, I wanted to ask you about an “error” I found in Pottermore. I’ve alredy written to the Pottermore team but they seem to be ignoring me xD. In short, the problem is this: When a friend entered the page, she began to search frantically new content from JK Rowling, and as she didn’t find it in Chapter 2 (the information of Vernon and Petunia) she advanced to the final of this chapter and … CHAN CHAN! The information had unlocked alone, without her doing anything. We returned at Moment 1 and we click on the picture, that “unlocked” another time the content. My question is: Is that information will automatically be unlocked when you finish the chapter, regardless if you find the item that unlock it? I look forward to your response.
This happened to me during Beta, I could not find “Measurements” and at the end of the chapter it unlocked anyway. I was under the impression they had fixed this because when I replayed once on a new account I did not unlock things and at the end of the chapter it remained locked and I had to go back and get it.
Perhaps they are still working on this. Or perhaps it is designed to do this. I’m not really sure.
how do i manage to get past the third question in the wand selection process when it wont show the button that says next question? its hidden by the bar that says chapter 5 and every time i try to click next question it just shows me the part of chapter five again!
Answer: Is there no scroll bar on the right hand side to scroll down? My friend did her wand selection on a Netbook, and the button was below the bottom bar but she could scroll up and down the page revealing the submit answer button.
If you are not getting a scroll bar here I recommend trying a different browser or updating the browser you are on.
I have been exploring the site and I have one quick question: Do I have to unlock the new content from JKR for each chapter – chapter by chapter? For example on Chapter 7 – 8 and 15, there is some content on McGonagall, once I unlock it on chapter 7, is there more to unlock on chapters 8 and 15 or that’it? becasue I can’t find the way to unlock the content on either?
I am actually surprised no one has asked me this question sooner. Initially, you unlock Professor McGonagall’s section of writings by clicking on her in the Entrance Hall before you are sorted. This unlocks her childhood information and nothing else. In Chapter 8 and Chapter 15 more information is unlocked, but not by clicking on anything, just by reaching that chapter. You will notice at the end of these chapters there are links to the McGonagall page. So the information expands furthur as you play. I expect it may expand even furthur in future books.
I’m just curious to know if you have any idea about the mysterious numbers that are in Book 1, Chapter 2, Moment 1, Level 2. These are the spinning numbers on a trunk (?). The numbers are 1531 and then spin to 4157 when you move your cursor over them. I think a lot of people have tried to figure them out, to no avail, but what do you know about them? Do they have any meaning, or are they just there?
Since the Beta of Pottermore began, many of us have pondered these numbers inside Harry’s cupboard and we still don’t know what they mean. It’s almost like it looks like a combination lock. But aside from making the numbers spin none of us have figured out what it means. Let me know if you do!
Am I right in noticing through youtube videos of Sortings that the questions are not always the same? I was sorted into Slytherin and wondered how my answers affected the outcome. Some videos showed questions about your fears,choose one (moon/stars)and one involving musical instruments. I had none of these on my test. Any inside info you can share?
The Sorting questions are a sort of evolving personality test, starting with a Random question and building off that sending you to other questions. I am not sure how many different questions there are, I have seen a list of up to 24 of them. Some are easily predicted whereas others are not. For example Black or White chess pieces. Who is to say which house falls under each.
I can tell you that they ADDED questions after Beta. I can also tell you that before opening hatstalls were only between two houses, and after opening some people got three house hatstalls. So I think the test has changed since Beta.
I believe that the test uses an algorythm to calculate where your answers fall among the four houses. Wish I could tell you more.
I want to upload a picture I have, and I have gone into Help looking for the answer. You see, in Help it says that there should be a button that says’upload picture’, but that supposed button doesn’t show up on my screen. Is this a glitch, and something that will be fixed over time? Thank you for your time, please reply!
The “Add a drawing” button only appears on certain comment boards. My prime example is if you scoll down below the Professor McGonagall page’s comments, you will find images there and below those images is the “Add a drawing” button. You can only add drawings of things that have pages such as this. Items, people, and places. See if you can find the button now. If not let me know.
a lot of the comments look like this: rose- i love pie! -teddy lupin. why are there people’s names in the beginning and end?
Nicknaming is a fun part of hanging out on the comment boards at Pottermore, but at first can look confusing. In the instance of the comment you used as an example: “rose – i love pie! – teddy lupin” Rose is the name the comment is addressed to. I’m going to guess Rose said something about pie. Teddy Lupin is the signature. Teddy just wanted to tell Rose he liked pie.
In the comment rooms any name at the end is the nickname that that user goes by. For example if you ever see me roaming the boards, I sign everything “- Elm” so they know what to call me.
That’s all for today folks, make sure you check out the links in the Pottermore Help section at the top. Full of good and helpful Pottermore info.