Pride on Potterworld
Written by Serpentella
Edited by MakkChi
Written by Serpentella
Edited by MakkChi
Hello lovely readers, and welcome back to the Daily Diviner! I feel like our last issue of the Daily Diviner was just yesterday. May has gone by quickly, and June is nearly upon us. Along with ringing in the summertime, June brings about a very important celebration: pride month! In this month dedicated to celebrating the history and advancements of the LGBTQ+ community, players and staff on Potterworld can celebrate in-game through the pride event.
However, many new players may not have been able to experience the pride event yet! As June approaches us, I decided to reminisce on the ghosts of pride month past-- specifically last year’s pride event! The 2020 pride event brought forth a fun mini-quest and multiple LGBTQ+ Hogsworth students to go along with it. Once you finished this quest, the Transfiguration Courtyard was available for shopping, photo-ops, and more. Banners, flags, and other fun collectibles were able to be purchased with gold. Though it was a simple event compared to the famous Christmas or Valentines’ Day events, I adored the 2020 pride event. I still proudly display my pride flag to this day! To get a preview of the 2021 pride event, I spoke to Frost, a Magiventologist, about the upcoming celebration. Let’s see what he has to say.
What changes can we expect to see in comparison to the 2020 pride event? (What does Revelius have to do with these changes?)
Frost: “One major change you can expect to see with this year's Pride event is more gameplay compared to previous years. We have also created additional rewards that I am confident will delight players with their sparkle. Alongside this, we have also planned some fun and colourful activities for the community to enjoy. I won’t say more about this but I’m confident players will love the event and the amazing builds done by the Build Team when the Pride event is released.”
What were some ideas/goals you had going into the process of designing the pride event?
Frost: “Some of the idea and goals we had going into the designing the Pride event were to ensure that Pride on Potterworld allowed players a chance to express themselves and celebrate their identity alongside the rest of the Potterworld community. We have also worked to ensure that all the content within the event celebrates Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community. Another idea that we had going into the event was to make sure that the event showed our support for Pride and gave others within the Potterworld community a way of doing so. So far, I can say these goals are progressing very well.”
Pride month is a very important month to much of the Potterworld community. How does Potterworld- and the hardworking Magiventologist team- hope to put a magical spin on this celebration?
Frost: “Well I can’t leak too much since I still have to maintain the surprise but I can tell you that the Magiventologist team has planned for Pride to take place is what might be one of the busiest magical areas of the world. I’m certain that players will enjoy seeing such a familiar area covered in Pride decorations that the Build Team has done a fantastic job on. We have also worked to incorporate activities and challenges that only someone from the magical world can solve.”
Do you have any other comments?
Frost: “I’m incredibly happy with the work that has gone into the Pride event and I hope that the community enjoys playing it as much as I enjoyed working on it.”
From Frost’s previews, I can say with certainty that I’m very excited for the 2021 pride month event! To me, though, pride month means a lot. Being on Potterworld has brought me great pride in the LGBTQ+ community as I meet others who are part of the same community as myself. I’ve seen strength and individuality exemplified by hundreds of players and find myself meeting many people I admire. Most of all, pride on Potterworld to me means being true to yourself. I’ve grown to be proud of myself and each and every player on Potterworld. The pride event gives everyone a chance to appreciate the strength and togetherness of the LGBTQ+ community as we bond over a server that we all love. What’s better than being proud?
I’m excitedly crossing out the days until June 1st! Pride month is nearly here and I simply can’t wait. I would like to thank Frost for his contributions to this article. I'm sure all of you readers will enjoy the upcoming event and continue to reflect on last year's. I hope you’re all as thrilled as I am! With that, I’d like to thank you all for reading this issue of the Daily Diviner. Have an amazing day!