Pottermore Update: Clue #4 Time Window

According to the Pottermore Insider (official blog of Pottermore), there is now an official time window for the Day 4 clue:

Q. So far, all the clues have appeared in the early hours of the morning in my time zone. Will this continue for the remainder of The Magical Quill challenge?

A. We know that Harry Potter fans around the world are taking part in the challenge, so we will be varying the times that the clues are revealed. We can tell you that tomorrow’s clue (Day 4) will be released between 2.00pm and 6.00pm BST.

For your convenience, here is the current time, BST.

Here is a short time conversion for those in the US:

  • 9:00am-1:00pm (US, Eastern)
  • 8:00am-12:00pm (US, Central)
  • 7:00am-11:00am (US, Mountain)
  • 6:00am-10:00am (US, Pacific)

Based on previous clues, you will have between 60-90 minutes to answer the clue, type it in to your browser address bar, do whatever you’re asked to do with the Magic Quill, and complete the registration process. Day 3 closed within 60 minutes, so it seems that you’ll have to be quick on these later clues.

Remember that Clue 4 will involve Goblet of Fire. It will involve a number. And if the pattern from previous rounds holds (i.e., 7 books * number of days remaining), you will need to multiply the number by 28… so be sure to have a calculator handy.

For complete details on the process, see this post – which recounts my own process of getting in to the Beta test group for Pottermore.

I also provided speculation in a previous post on what numbers you might need for Clue 4. Since Clue 4 is supposed to be easier than the others, I think you would do well to brush up on numbers related to the TriWizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup, and the scene with Voldemort and the Death Eaters at the graveyard. I made a list of specific numbers I’d make note of towards the bottom of the linked post. Remember: This is just my opinion. I do not have inside information. :)

Notes from the Pottermore Insider:

Here’s a new, and important, notice from the Pottermore Insider:

Q. I have seen people offering to register early access accounts for others. Is it safe to give my personal details to someone who is offering this service?

A. Absolutely not. You should never share personal details online unless you are certain how they will be used and protected. Also, please note that the transfer of Pottermore accounts is expressly prohibited in The Magical Quill promotion Terms & Conditions.

I have personally seen people exchange personal details with strangers on a fan forum. Don’t risk it!

Also, don’t buy or sell early access accounts. See the bottom of my previous post for a list of reasons why!

For those of you braving the Day 4 challenge: Good luck with Clue 4 and with gaining early entrance into Pottermore!

5 responses to “Pottermore Update: Clue #4 Time Window

  1. Thanks! I will be braving it out since GOF is my favorite book. I will be waking up 5am my time and spending that time to brush up in hopes of getting in. I will also keep mugglenet at the ready thanks to your advice. =) Do you get to choose a username or is it somewhat generated? I have heard many unhappy with theirs.

    • You’re welcome!

      To answer your question…

      You get a choice of 5 generated usernames. Some people get at least one good name in their list. Others don’t.

      I was very fortunate. I had at least one acceptable name in my list besides the awesome name I chose! I didn’t actually look at the rest of the list after I spotted AsphodelPhoenix, so I don’t know exactly how many other decent names were offered to me.. :)

      Apparently, the generated names are being done to protect children from predators who would have an advantage if the child put his/her real name in the username.

      Good luck on the Day 4 challenge! You should be fine. :)

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  3. This morning I got in and was redirected to the Registration page and got to page 7 in the process and there was nothing, just selection holes. No names, no security words to type in. I cannot seem to find out where to get help. I am doing this for myself and my son who is sooooo disappointed.
    Can you advise me as to whom I can contact so I can fix the problem? I am gathering from your post that the fix did not fix the issue for me.


    • Sorry it took so long for me to find and post your comment. And I’m sorry also for the problem you had this morning during registration. :(

      I wish I knew who you should contact. It doesn’t look like there’s any contact information on the Pottermore website at this point. From what you’ve said, though, I’m wondering if you got in a little bit too late. Registration this morning lasted only 40 minutes and ended at about 10:05 Eastern US time. Once they’ve filled the quota for the day, they close down registration, even if there are people still in the registration process. Do you know what time you got to page 7?

      I’m so sorry about your son’s disappointment. I hope that one of the other challenges is at a time that is good for you. From what I understand, even if you don’t get in during the Quill challenge, you’ll be able to register for the October opening as soon as the Quill challenge is complete.

      Still… I hope that you have better luck during the next three days.

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