Monday, 9 July 2012

Go Hufflepuff

Well, as I've mentioned multiple times, I'm a totally proud Slytherin.
I don't know if I'm cunning or if I have every single aspect that stereotypically is given to every Slytherin, but I certainly have othercharacteristics that are totally Slytherin-like.
Anyway, I sorted my parents two, or, three, days ago and my Dad is also a Slytherin, while my Mum is a Hufflepuff. Hehe, I found it cool.

Anyway, even if my mum wasn't sorted into this house, I would encourage Puffs to get more points on Pottermore, and as you can realize I'm extremely excited about the "fight" going on for the second place right now.

Slytherin is first with almost 3,7 million points.

And, suddenly three days ago, or so, Hufflepuff started getting so many points they took the second place! They were in that position for two days, when a frustrated Ravenclaw decided they had been left too far behind for too long. So, an extreme fighting begun, with Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff competing for the second place, and Gryffindor being left fourth.

So, right now the points for the rest of the three houses are approximately like this:

Ravenclaw is second with 3,58 million points.
Hufflepuff third with 3,57 million points.
And, Gryffindor last with 3,56 million points.

Let's see what the ranking will be in a bit.
They change by the minute.
It's extremely interesting to watch! As a Slytherin, of course!


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sorting Hat Song

This is the song on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.

You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can top them all.

There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a steady mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap! 



Pottermore Wand Selection

You would describe yourself as
  • Short for your age
  • Average height for your age
  • Tall for your age
Select your eye color:
  • Dark brown/black
  • Brown
  • Hazel
  • Blue
  • Blue/Grey
  • Blue/Green
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Other 
Was the day on which you were born
  • An odd number?
  • An even number?
You most pride yourself on your
  • Determination
  • Imagination
  • Resilience
  • Intelligence
  • Originality
  • Optimism
  • Kindness 
Travelling alone on a deserted road, you reach a crossroads. Do you head
  • Left towards the sea?
  • Ahead towards the forest?
  • Right towards the castle?
Do you most fear
  • Darkness
  • Fire
  • Heights
  • Small spaces
  • Isolation
In a chest of magic artifacts, which would you choose?
  • The dusty bottle
  • The old black glove
  • The golden key
  • The ornate mirror
  • The silver dagger
  • The glittering jewel
  • The bound-up scroll


Friday, 6 July 2012

Insider for Slytherin's Bonus

Congratulations, Slytherin on winning the inaugural Pottermore House Cup and the Secret Bonus!

Pottermore has witnessed some frenzied brewing and duelling over the last few days and we’d like to congratulate Slytherin on winning the inaugural Pottermore House Cup.

Commiserations to the other houses, but your chance will come again as competition for the next Pottermore House Cup is already underway!

As part of their reward for winning the Pottermore House Cup, Slytherin will be able to explore the new chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 24 hours ahead of the other houses.

Please be aware that only students who were in Slytherin when the inaugural Pottermore House Cup was awarded, will get early access.

For students who are not in Slytherin, don’t despair. The first chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available for everyone immediately after this 24-hour period.

From then on, all users will be able to explore the new chapters, discover new Moments and continue their journey on Pottermore.



Thursday, 5 July 2012

Supernatural Obsession

I remember back when I first found out that The Sims 2: Pets (yep, I'm a very old SimLover) was going to be released,  it was like a dream coming true!
I felt like everything was complete about the game.

I could control my Sims' lives, and make them all they could probably be, but something was missing. That was the animals.
Growing up, I always wanted a pet, and that wish was no different for my Sims' lives.

Of course, after the release, and many many years later, after the release of The Sims 3: Pets, I find it quite common for my Sims to have pets, and many kinds of animals. Sometimes I even find it irritating.

So, I've found something else to obsess over. What's that? Of course, The Sims 3: Supernatural!
Now I realize that this expansion is something more than just a dream coming true!

I never even had dared to think that my Sims could turn into Werewolves!

I've been used to the idea of Ghosts, Vampires and Witches by other The Sims installations.
But, Fairies and Zombies? And, Genies, if the rumors are correct?

I'm so excited, I just can't wait for September to come. Ugh. And it's summer!
On the bright side, I wouldn't be able to play much before September, even if it was released now, so it's ok for me!

I have even read the same things about new features over and over again!
Today I found this article on I'm swooning...

And here's my S3 Supernatural collage:


Slytherin is the Inaugural Winner!

Pottermore transformed the Great Hall in honor of the announcement of the Pottermore House Cup winner, Slytherin.

Just as the clock passed 9:07am this morning in London, Pottermore announced the winner of its inaugural House Cup competition.
And the winner is… Slytherin! 


1st Place: Slytherin - 74,290,864 points
2nd Place: Gryffindor - 74,069,919 points
3rd Place: Ravenclaw - 71,815,917 points
4th Place: Hufflepuff - 62,596,368 points

When Pottermore announced the Pottermore House Cup competition a few weeks ago, users new and old came back and millions of points were earned over the course of the competition. Users of all houses were constantly dueling and brewing potions. Pottermore users have been speculating on Twitter on who the winner would be. When the race clearly turned out to be between Slytherin and Gryffindor, many sided with the snakes because of Gryffindor’s winning streak in the books. They made sure Gryffindor wouldn’t win by either dueling Gryffindor or purposely losing to Slytherin. This made it a very tight race, but in the end, the snakes defeated the lions, and Slytherin won!
In honor of the victory, Pottermore transformed the previously purple Great Hall banners into green. You can see how the Great Hall looks in the picture on the right, above.

Upadate: The Pottermore Insider updated with a new post, congratulating Slytherin and addressing the mysterious “‘secret’ bonus” they promised to the winning house.
Here’s what they had to say:
We are delighted to announce that you can visit the Great Hall to view the award ceremony for the inaugural Pottermore House Cup.
Thank you to all houses for making this such a spirited contest.
We will be congratulating the winner in further detail, here on the Pottermore Insider tomorrow but in the meantime, good luck to all and enjoy the ceremony!
It looks like Slytherin will be receiving their well-earned prize tomorrow. We’ll have the latest of information as soon as it is released, so stay tuned.

Enjoy the festivities!

This is a developing story. We will be continuously updating it throughout the day. Stay tuned to our Twitter, @PottermoreNews7 for all the latest information



Pottermore Quidditch Poll

Keeper, Chaser, Beater or Seeker?

‘’Three Chasers try and score with the Quaffle; the Keeper guards the goalposts; the Beaters keep the Bludgers away from their team,’ Harry reeled off.
‘Very good,’ said Wood.
‘Er – have the Bludgers ever killed anyone?’ Harry asked, hoping he sounded offhand.
‘Never at Hogwarts. We’ve had a couple of broken jaws but nothing worse than that. Now, the last member of the team is the Seeker.’’

- Chapter Ten, Hallowe’en, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

In Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry learns about the Bludgers, the Quaffle, the Golden Snitch, and the various positions on a Quidditch team. We’ve seen lots of comments on Pottermore about Quidditch; given the choice, which position would you most like to play?

You have 4 days to vote and we’ll reveal the most favoured Quidditch position on the Pottermore Insider soon after.

Vote here



Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New features in TS3: Supernatural

Check for more:

New/Returning Life States
  • Werewolf
    • Can hunt Collectibles
    • Lunar Cycle - They are being controlled by this feature. It transforms a Sim into a werewolf under a full moon anywhere
    • The howl of the werewolves can be heard from afar, especially during the full moon
    • Sims can transform into werewolves at will and vice versa, but by doing so, it decreases their hunger meter
    • They do not kill Sims but they fear them and by doing so they kiss them or destroy their objects
    • They live longer than a normal Sim
    • If a werewolf possess the Athletic skill, they can eat raw meat and they fatigue slower
    • The werewolf power can be spread to other Sims around town by either mating with a normal Sim (by this, the children will inherit the power and it is a 50/50 chance) or biting them (but first a werewolf must increase relationship to the Sim and he accepted the offer)
    • Werewolf toddlers demonstrate some animalistic behaviours, including howling, scratching and practising hunting
    • A werewolf can also be non-hairy
  • Fairy
    • Delayed Aging
    • They can shrink to their "natural form" to perform tasks that they cannot do normal sized, so they have a little "tinker bell sprite form"
    • Fairies can be created or Sims can be turned into fairies
    • Fairies hang out in a forested area in a world (or only Moonlight Falls)
  • Witch
    • Only witches can learn spells
    • Male and Female Sims can be witches
    • Witches have a magic broom that allows them to fly through the air
    • There will be good and bad witch spells
    • There will new outfits for witches
    • Witches seem to have the ability to turn Sims to stone
  • Zombies
    • Zombie Sims can try to attack Sims
    • They tend to go slower than normal Sims
    • A Sim can be a zombie by drinking a potion or having another zombie Sim to bite
    • There are other ways to have Sims to become zombies in a town
    • There is a cure to transform a zombie Sim to a normal Sim
    • You can also transform Sims to become permanent zombie Sims
    • Zombies can not woohoo
  • Vampire
    • This is revised from the vampire feature from The Sims 3: Late Night
    • Supernatural will include an all new type of Vampire and will be available to those without Late Night as well.
    • It has more visual options and new ways to intimidate[3] than a regular vampire from Late Night

 New skills
  • Alchemy - Curse or charm your Sims’ lives with powerful spells, volatile elixirs and magical abilities in a world of strange happenings, spooky surprises and even the occasional zombie attack. Players have the option to learn magical crafts by casting spells and brewing elixirs that will charm or hex their Sims’ lives.
    Both supernatural and ordinary Sims can build their skill as an alchemist and mix dozens of elixirs with a variety of powerful effects, then share these enchanted brews with any friends who have The Sims 3.
    These potent concoctions have a wide variety of effects from career-boosting to weight loss and even zombification. The zombification elixir will turn unsuspecting Sims into brain-hungry, shuffling monsters that are driven to wreak havoc on the town.
    Sims can self-employed as an alchemist and earn Simoleons by selling elixirs[3]
Elixirs (Potions in Alchemy)
    • Zombification: Mix a special elixir to create shuffling, brain-hungry monsters of your very own. Chomp on other Sims to spread the love and wreak havoc. Don’t fret, you can always concoct an elixir to change your Sims back.
    • Skill Booster
    • Weight Loss
  • Broomriding - Broomsticks can be flown on roads and you can do awesome stunts, as you build up your broomriding skill, in the Broom Arena.
  • Lycanthropy (Werewolves) - Enables werewolves to transform between human and werewolf forms at will, so long as they can control their animalistic instincts.
With Lycanthropy, werewolves are given with hefty benefits like:
    • increase the chance of finding rare collectables when hunting
    • decrease the loss of Energy and Bladder meter
  • Hunting (Werewolves)
New traits
  • Supernatural Skeptic - Sims who possess this trait dislike anything that has to do with the supernatural. They prefer things that aren't too different from their current understanding and will go to great lengths to let supernatural Sims know how they feel.
  • Supernatural Fan (the opposite of Supernatural Skeptic trait)
New lifetime wishes
  • Master of Dark Magic (Witches)
  • Master of Light Magic (Witches)
  • Ultimate Trickster (Fairies)
  • Leader of the Pack (Werewolves)
New lifetime rewards
  • Alpha Wolf (Werewolves)- It gives you a terrifying howl and the ability to bite anyone without being rejected.

  • ​Lunar Cycles - The newest gameplay feature is the Lunar Cycle and its effects on Sims in The Sims 3 Supernatural. Players will notice strange happenings, enchanted transformations and effects on magical potency as the moon changes its phases. The new Moon Dial object keeps track of the lunar cycle, and is important if one of your werewolf Sims happens to be on a date. You can also customize the lunar cycle in order to control its duration.
    Not only Supernaturals are affected but normal Sims can also be affected. For example, a normal Sim may get the Lunacy Buff, which will cause them to act slightly odd and perhaps perform a Lunatic Slap or Lunatic Embrace with another Sim or he will freak out.[3]
    The lunar cycle supports every town.

  • Lighting in the game is tweaked to enhance atmosphere (only on Moonlight Falls)
  • Able to create ghosts by magic
  • Ability to control the number of supernatural and celebrities[TS3:LN] in a town through a new setting known as "Population Control Settings".[3] It can be found on the Options panel.
  • Players with The Sims 3: Pets can also control the number of pets but not unicorns[5]
  • There are only checkboxes and not sliders.[5]
  • Players can also have these settings without Supernatural but they must have any expansion pack which has lifestate(s) or Sim types installed.[5]
  • It is made available on a game update.[5]
  • Magical items like the Voodoo Doll and Spellbook from The Sims 3 Store will be enhanced with Supernatural. This was confirmed by a SimGuru on the forums.[citation needed]
  • Supernaturals will be able to Simport[TS3:ST], but in order for your friends to see them perform in their supernatural form, they will need to have Supernatural installed.
  • Supernaturals can 'protect' non-occult Sims. Protected Sims can call their protectors and will feel safer in the company of their protector.

Oh. My. Gosh.
I'm reading all these, and then I can't wait for September to come!
I'm gonna start swooning!!


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sims 3 Supernatural: Announce Video

Play with Curses.
Play with Spells.
Play with Trouble.
Play with the Night.
Play with Brains.

Be a werewolf, a warlock, a fairy, a vampire, a zombie...

Play with Life.


The Sims 3 Supernatural


Ζήστε μια υπερφυσική ζωή σε έναν καινούργιο κόσμο γεμάτο μαγεία, μυστήριο και σκανταλιές με το The Sims 3 Supernatural!

Ελάτε στη μυστηριώδη πόλη του Moonlight Falls όπου συμβαίνουν περίεργα πράγματα υπό το σεληνόφως. Δημιουργήστε υπερφυσικά πλάσματα, όπως λυκάνθρωπους, νεράιδες, μάγισσες και μάγους. Κάντε ξόρκια και φτιάξτε ελιξήρια για να κάνετε τη ζωή των Sims σας «μαγική». Προσοχή στα ζόμπι, τα βαμπίρ και τις άλλες τρομακτικές εκπλήξεις που σας περιμένουν στον υπερφυσικό κόσμο!



  • Παίξτε ως υπερφυσικοί Sims: Δημιουργήστε μάγισσες, μάγους, λυκάνθρωπους, μυστηριώδη βαμπίρ και νεράιδες, που θα διαθέτουν τις δικές τους μαγικές ιδιότητες, τα δικά τους χαρακτηριστικά και τις δικές τους αλληλεπιδράσεις. Εξερευνήστε την πόλη του Moonlight Falls: Ανακαλύψτε τα μυστήρια και τις δυνατότητες που αποκαλύπτει το φως της πανσελήνου. Οι Sims σας θα φρικάρουν ή θα γίνουν ισχυρότεροι;
  • Τελειοποιήστε τις μαγικές σας δυνάμεις και μοιραστείτε τη μαγεία: Μάθετε πώς να κάνετε ξόρκια και βρείτε σπάνια συστατικά για να παρασκευάσετε ελιξήρια που θα «μαγέψουν» τις ζωές των Sims σας, με καλό ή με κακό τρόπο. Στείλτε τα μαγικά σας ελιξήρια στα παιχνίδια όλων των φίλων σας που διαθέτουν το The Sims 3. Οι Sims σας μπορούν να τελειοποιήσουν τις ικανότητές τους ως μέντιουμ και να κάνουν καριέρα ως μυστικιστές μάντεις.
  • Ανακαλύψτε υπερφυσικά αντικείμενα: Αγωνιστείτε στην αρένα με τη μαγική σας σκούπα, επισκεφθείτε το καραβάνι των τσιγγάνων ή κορδωθείτε μπροστά στο μαγικό σας καθρέφτη. Μπορείτε ακόμα και να ξυπνήσετε τον κλασικό χαρακτήρα της Bonehilda, της εκκεντρικής σκελετικής υπηρέτριας. Με τόσα πολλά ολοκαίνουργια μαγικά αντικείμενα, τι θα συμβεί στη συνέχεια; ·         Διακοσμήστε το σπίτι σας με γοτθικό στυλ: Προσθέστε ένα κρησφύγετο πίσω από την κινούμενη βιβλιοθήκη και γεμίστε το σπίτι σας με τρομακτικά νέα έπιπλα.
  • Ζομπιοποίηση: Φτιάξτε το δικό σας ελιξήριο που θα δημιουργεί τα ολοδικά σας τέρατα που προκαλούν ανακατωσούρες και έχουν ακόρεστη όρεξη για μυαλά. Δαγκώστε άλλους Sims για να σκορπίσετε την αγάπη και να προκαλέσετε χάος. Μην ανησυχείτε, μπορείτε πάντοτε να ετοιμάσετε ένα ελιξήριο για να επαναφέρετε τους Sims σας στην αρχική τους κατάσταση.