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First Impressions of Pottermore Appear Online

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:24 PM

A few hours ago, early beta access was opened to a select few registered members of Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's newest Harry Potter project.  A few entertainment sites have posted early reviews and first impressions of the site.  Be warned, spoilers Entertainment Weekly had this to say of the site:

First things first, for those who were worried that this would be just the skeletal frame of a game used to sell audiobooks or ebooks or plush sorting hats or whatever: it’s not. Even though the site is currently limited to material relating to the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there’s still more than enough to make your entire afternoon disappear like a temporus suckus spell.
EW delves further into the detail of the site, commenting on the different moments and elements included in Pottermore.  Big Shiny Robot also has a first impression review online, stepping through the first steps of the experience.  To hear their thoughts, click here to read.

A number of Leaky readers have let us know they been among those granted early access to the site. If you have, please do let us know @Leaky or in the comments below!

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123 Comments

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441 Points

@HogwartsForever – they’ve let the media have a sneak peak. If you mean are they letting the media log in…I would think the media would have had to sign up like the rest of us. Only way to be fair.

Posted by purplehogwarts on August 16, 2011, 07:40 AM report to moderator
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32 Points

Yay I got accepted Pottermore is amazing but I’m not going to tell you anything because I don’t want to spoil it.

Posted by the average gryffindor on August 16, 2011, 07:42 AM report to moderator
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56 Points

I registered on Day 1 within the first ten minutes and i haven’t got my email yet :(

Posted by joe11093 on August 16, 2011, 07:56 AM report to moderator
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@purplehogwarts
Yeah, I don’t think it’s fair eather. Why organize 7 different challenges on 7 different days if there is no priviledge for being there on the first day ? I still hope to get it today but I’m quite pessimistic…

Posted by Noz on August 16, 2011, 07:59 AM report to moderator
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441 Points

@Noz – the questions were even easier on the last three days…

Posted by purplehogwarts on August 16, 2011, 08:18 AM report to moderator
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55 Points

i tried so hard for early acess…..sob

Posted by ArvoreenWeasley on August 16, 2011, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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2414 Points

awesome!!! so excited to get the letter!!!!

Posted by ahaque521 on August 16, 2011, 08:51 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for my early-entrance email. I am so excited!

Posted by lunamoon1997 on August 16, 2011, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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1119 Points

I registered day three and am waiting impatiently for my owl. I can’t wait!

Posted by AlexandraMayWood on August 16, 2011, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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@purplehogwarts
Yes, exactly. I really thought the sooner you succeed, the sooner you’re invited embark on the pottermore journey. Well, I’m still waiting for the owl to knock at my window… Is it true that some day 2 or 3 participants already received their email ?

Posted by Noz on August 16, 2011, 09:24 AM report to moderator
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@purplehogwarts
Yes, exactly. I really thought the sooner you succeed, the sooner you’re invited embark on the pottermore journey. Well, I’m still waiting for the owl to knock at my window… Is it true that some day 2 or 3 participants already received their email ?

Posted by Noz on August 16, 2011, 09:24 AM report to moderator
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Has anybody who got in on day 3 recieve their emal yet.

Posted by belac889 on August 16, 2011, 09:34 AM report to moderator
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673 Points

I registered day 4 so I guess I will have a long wait

Posted by mencia on August 16, 2011, 09:34 AM report to moderator
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1468 Points

still waiting for my welcome mail… soo hope it’s coming soon!! will be on that site for hours and hours haha! the site just says it’s under construction… anyone else that problem?

Posted by qwientje on August 16, 2011, 09:34 AM report to moderator
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@Noz

I’m a Day 2er and I received my welcome email this morning. Though, I just got started a little while ago and the site went down for maintenance! Darn it!

Posted by Nickan8r71 on August 16, 2011, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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