After much deliberation and consideration, we have come to the decision to discontinue the Housemaster role. We’d like to thank all current, and previous, housemasters and heads of houses for their work and contributions to their role. It has not gone unnoticed!
What about house cups?
Don’t worry! We’ll still be doing the house cups, and there’ll still be a celebration for the winning house. We even have plans to expand on this, so e.g. the Great Hall becomes decorated with the winning house’s color for a while.
We’ll also be looking at trying to balance House Points a bit more so it’s fairer for every house. Right now, with the current system, certain houses have a clear advantage over other houses, and we want to help even the playground a bit.
The future for house cups is exciting!
Why this change?
After reviewing the 6 months the Housemaster role has existed, and the HoHs, the value it has provided to the server hasn’t really been anything big and worth the effort it takes for the teams to be active and complete their responsibilities. With the discontinuation of Roleplay and the Inquisitorial Squad, we feel this is another step in entering a new state where Potterworld is more focused on making new game-play for the server, without requiring staff members to become ‘actors’ and manage aspects of the community.
At the end of the day, we believe that a strong community is self-run. This is something that has been clear for many years, as the involvement from HoHs and Housemasters hasn’t been that much, and the community has still flourished and remained strong, if not stronger.
Thanks, everyone! We hope you’re excited for the future, just as much as us!