Written by Creme_de_Creme
Edited by mckennaweasley
Written by Creme_de_Creme
Edited by mckennaweasley
Hello readers, and welcome back to the Feature column of the Daily Diviner! As I'm sure we all know, there are so many things you can do here on Potterworld. One of my personal favorite things to do on the server is trying the different minigames around the map! The most difficult, yet the most rewarding minigame has consistently been the Treasure maze (located in the Trophy room), filled with seemingly endless turns. It can be hard to complete, but once you finish, you have full bragging rights and an extra 100 gold in your pocket! It seemed like that was the peak of minigames until recently, when the Game Design Team outdid themselves again. On June 17th, the 1.3.2 gameplay update was released, and included additions to both the Firedust Network and world minigames! There are three new minigames around the map to try: the Grand Staircase Parkour, the Grimlott’s Bank Parkour, and the Flusher Dropper.
The Grand Staircase Parkour is located in Hogsworth, at the bottom of the Grand Staircase located near the Great Hall. Once you click the purple particles, it will teleport you inside the minigame. You begin at the bottom of the Grand Staircase and slowly make your way up to the top by jumping on wooden blocks, fences, and ladders. Luckily, there is one checkpoint in the parkour course, so if you miss a jump you don’t have to start from the beginning! Once you reach the end, you are rewarded with 10 gold. This minigame has a medium difficulty rating, so I would definitely recommend giving it a try!
The Grimlott’s Bank Parkour is located inside Grimlott’s Bank in Diagonal Lane. As soon as you walk into the bank, you will see two long rows of goblins. Walk behind them and turn to your left, where you will find a node that will teleport you into the parkour. As soon as you enter, you will notice how Grimlotts seems to be in ruins, and that the bank is burning down and falling apart. It is your job to climb out of there to safety! Be wary: this feat isn’t easy. There are no checkpoints on this map. You will reach the end by jumping onto gold blocks, ladders, and iron bars. Upon completion, you will be rewarded with 25 gold. The Grimlott’s Bank Parkour also has a medium difficulty rating, and I would certainly give it a try!
The other new minigame is the Flusher Dropper. This minigame is located to the right of King's Cross station in the Gentlemen's toilets in London. To be teleported inside, click on the purple particles. Once inside, you'll notice that one of the toilets has been removed to create an entrance into the dropper. While falling, you have to navigate your way around pipes and platforms into the water below. If you successfully reach the bottom, then you will be rewarded with 3 gold. If you wanna try something new, but don't want to have too much of a challenge, then I suggest you try this dropper, with an easy difficulty rating.
For more information, I talked to JustMaxHell for an inside exclusive on the minigame revamp!
How did the new minigame revamp come about? What sparked it?
JustMaxHell: Since Revelius happened, we have always looked for ways to improve our gameplay and up our standards concerning the content of the server. As an architect, I had noticed some of the elevator minigames (as they were called before the Revelius Update) were really outdated, mostly build-wise. That’s when I decided to revamp them. Some of them I kept fairly similar, others I changed completely. Then I joined the Unspeakable team, and I started learning how to implement them into the world, and I have been working on releasing a few maps every so often. It just takes a bit of time.
What's your favourite minigame and why?
JustMaxHell: I would say my favourite type of minigame to play are the droppers, because they are very fun to do and quite fast to complete for most of them. But when it comes to building, I am known to have built a lot of the mazes that anyone can find around the map, because I love how we can build them like puzzles.
What kinds of minigames can players expect to see more of?
JustMaxHell: We are going to bring back some of the old droppers! We started with the Flusher Dropper a couple of months ago, but yes more are definitely coming back. But as usual, we’ll also have parkours and mazes. There might be some twists for a few of the future maps… You’ll see soon enough!
In what locations will the new minigames be released? In low level or high level areas?
JustMaxHell: For now, locations are mostly Hogsworth and London, because they were the old maps that we had before Revelius, some new maps are coming as well, but are still in those same areas. Although, in the future we will try and add those maps throughout the entire world map. But we’ll need a bit more time, build wise and implementation wise.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
JustMaxHell: I hear an echo… About something new coming in the future regarding world minigames..? I wonder… I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I am so excited to play these new minigames! Why not make a competition out of it with your friends? See who can complete the new minigames the fastest. On your mark… Get set… Go! This has been Creme_de_Creme reporting for the Daily Diviner.