As promised, Pottermore is keeping the community updated with their progress on solving problems that users have been experiencing on the site.
On Wednesday, Pottermore provided another update on the Story Navigator.
Further to the post we made on July 3 about the issues associated with the story navigator, this week we have made a technical update to Pottermore.com which should now resolve the issue for the majority of our users, where the story navigator disappeared at certain points of progression throughout Moments.
We also hope you will be pleased to learn this week’s update included some stability upgrades to Duelling Club.
More to follow soon.
For users who are still experiencing issues, they direct them to their customer service page. (Click “What’s Next? and then “Need More Help?”)
In their previous update, Pottermore said they were working on implicating other suggestions made by Pottermore members, “including improvements to games, the ability to delete Owl Notifications once they’ve been read, and reviewing our customer service process.”
In related news, now that the Quidditch World Cup is over, the final installment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be released “shortly” on Pottermore.com. Judging by the past, we would not be surprised if they released it this month. Either way, it is something to look forward to.
The following post will be updated live as the 2014 Quidditch World Cup Final between Bulgaria and Brazil takes place. As a reminder, the game is being reported by J.K. Rowling in the voice of Quidditch correspondent Ginny Potter and infamous journalist Rita Skeeter for the Daily Prophet on Pottermore.com. Follow the official live blog on the Pottermore Insider here.
Sketer and Potter will provide live commentary on the Bulgaria vs. Brazil final from 2:00pm Patagonian time (6:00pm BST, 1:00pm EST, 10:00am PST). Fans will be able to follow the event on the Pottermore Insider as well as the Daily Prophet offices on Pottermore as the game happens. Keep an out for the #QuidditchWorldCup hashtag on Pottemore’s Twitter to find out when a new update has arrived.
Ahead of the game, Pottermore’s published an infographic with 10 facts every Quidditch fan should know about the Quidditch World Cup. Be sure to check it out at the Pottermore Insider. You can catch up on all the action from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup so far by visiting the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley on pottermore.com.
J.K. Rowling has been writing the Quidditch reports in the voice of Ginny Potter on Pottermore since March. On Wednesday, Rowling made international headlines when she released a new column from Rita Skeeter, highlighting the life of post-Hogwarts Harry Potter and his friends, who are in Patagonia for the final. In addition, Rowling wrote the final match reports, which will be released in real time.
Ginny Potter reported on the match in today’s Daily Prophet: “It was brief, it was bloody and few will disagree that it was brutal,” she writes. The game ended as one team’s Seeker made a spectacular dive to capture the Snitch.
Visit pottermore.com to read Ginny’s full match report in the Daily Prophet, and prepare yourselves for the much anticipated 2014 Quidditch World Cup final between Bulgaria and Brazil, which is being played this Friday, July 11. Fans can follow the Bulgaria-Brazil game as-it-happens on the Pottermore Insider and Facebook. You can even subscribe to Pottermore’s Facebook event for the final match.
Who do you think will win: Bulgaria or Brazil? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #QuidditchWorldCup on social media.
Brazil is set to face Bulgaria in the most anticipated game of the tournament yet. The game will commence at 2:00pm Patagonia time (6.00pm BST, 1.00pm EDT, 10.00am PDT), and avid Quidditch fans will be able to keep up with the game as-it-happens on the Pottermore Insider. Can Brazil claim its sixth tournament victory, or will Viktor Krum finally score a win on the world pitch? These questions will finally be answered this week.
Fighting for third place, Japan and the USA will play against each other this Wednesday, July 9 in the run-up to the final.
More will be revealed about Ginny’s live commentary in the coming days and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
J.K. Rowling revealed awhile ago that Ginny’s family will be with her at the World Cup final. How do you think they will make their appearance?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 14, 2014
Who do you think will win? Comment below and use the hashtag #QuidditchWorldCup on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts.
Bulgaria played against Japan in the second game of the Quidditch World Cup semi finals, reported on by former Quidditch player-turned sports correspondent Ginny Potter for the Daily Prophet.
It was one of the highest scoring matches of the tournament so far with a combined total of 1,070 points. As J.K. Rowling (as Ginny Potter) puts it in her game recap on Pottermore, this match is “one that will live long in the memory of Quidditch fans everywhere.”
From the Insider:
A triple-display of sportsmanship from Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum, Beater Boris Vulchanov and Japanese Seeker Noriko Sato coloured the semi-final, and the three players received a standing ovation by all the spectators midway through the match.
Read Ginny Potter’s full Daily Prophet report on Pottermore.com today to find out which team will be facing Brazil in the Cup final, and which team will fight against the USA for third place in the tournament.
Today, the United States faces Brazil in the first semi-final match of the Cup. Ginny Potter is reporting live from the game in the Patagonia Desert for the Daily Prophet.
If one word summarises this semi-final so far, it is: nerves. Careless errors have littered the match, undoubtedly because a place in the final means so much to both sides. The USA has already climbed higher in the tournament than they have ever managed before, and 2014 will mark their emergence as a major force in the sport. Meanwhile Brazil, a once-great side who have lost their way in recent years, are fighting for their first final since 1982. The stakes are high and it is perhaps not to be wondered at that players are showing signs of pressure.
Visit the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley on Pottermore.com to read Ginny’s report on the game.
The game is still going on for now and tomorrow we should receive another game update. The second semi-final game will take place this Sunday between Bulgaria and Japan.
Update: Pottermore has now revealed the winner of this semi-final match. Visit the site to find out which team was defeated and which team will move onto the finals.
As most of you already know, J.K. Rowling is writing the Quidditch World Cup reports in the voice of her character, Ginny Potter.
To all our American readers, Happy Independence Day!
Over the past few months, some Pottermore users have experienced issues with the Story Navigator function on Pottermore.com. The Pottermore Team has been working to resolve the issue for weeks and they have now provided another update on their progress.
Over the past few weeks, some members of the Pottermore community have been experiencing an issue where the Story Navigator disappears at certain points of progression through the Moments.
This particular bug, which seemed to be more difficult to catch than a Demiguise, has been located by our engineers and we are working to fix the issue. We’ll update you here on this Site Updates page on our progress.
We’re also working on other suggestions mentioned by members of the Pottermore community including improvements to games, the ability to delete Owl Notifications once they’ve been read, and reviewing our customer service process.
Along with a lot of users, we’re hoping the Pottermore Team will get all the problems with the Story Navigator fixed soon.
What do you think about Pottermore taking up community members’ suggestions? What would you suggest to the Pottermore Team for a better experience? Tell us in the comments below!