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!