We Rule Hogwarts Edition

Cauliflower back on schedule

The good news is that cauliflower is back on a 12 hour harvest cycle. For newer players this may not mean much, but there was a time when you could harvest cauliflower twice every day and life was so much easier. Of course in those days L30 and the ruby citadel were the pinnacle of We Rule Success and we lived in tin shacks, went barefoot in the winter, our parents beat us every day and fed us shit for supper and we liked it. Not like kids today who have it easy.

It was nice to have a crop you could harvest twice a day on a regular schedule and not have to look at your watch and wonder if your crops were going to spoil. Then someone at ngmoco:) must have decided they could sell more mojo and set the schedule to 13 hours and 20 minutes, keeping us off-balance for the remainder of the game.

Thanks for giving us twice a day regularity, guys.

And now for what you really want to know

As of Thursday night I was prepared to speculate that this last week was Harry Potter week in We Rule. If they were trying not to be obvious to avoid a law suit, they blew their chances Friday with the Hippogriff and giant spider. In fact the Friday goal and gift releases managed to celebrate episodes 1 to 3.

In case you forgot:

  • Episode 1: The living chess board.
  • Episode 2: Aragog the giant spider.
  • Episode 3: The Hippogriff accused of mauling Draco Malfoy.

Now we can all don our wizard’s caps and cakes, our Harry Potter glasses, grab our wands and sneak our iPhones and iPads into the theater to harvest crops while watching Harry defeat Voldermort once and for all (at least until someone offers Rowling too much money for her to resist yet another installment, which I heard may be happening).

On Tuesday we got a magical abode and the wizard’s prison. I was thinking “Azkaban,” but since I’d never seen Azkaban (a CGI effect they left out of the movies so far—unless it shows up in Harry Potter 7.2, which I shamefully confess I’m waiting for the crowds to clear out to see) I couldn’t say for sure.

By Thursday we could track Harry Potter references for sure. The owlery is where the late Hedwig was raised. The herbology lab is where Snape conducted his nefarious potions. But the giveaway was the stone serpent’s vault with the basilisk. As far as I can tell, the poor basilisk only has one arm, but he’s pretty clearly a basilisk.

I clicked on him to see if he spoke parseltongue, but there was no sound at all. Can you believe it? So I guess we’re stuck with the official online parseltongue translator until the developers fix this grievous error.

If you look closely you’ll see that the basilisk has only one arm. The designers did the same thing to the poor unicorn, left him without one of his hooves. If I were a glass half-full kind of guy, I would say the designers were equal opportunity, giving handicapped characters their shot at the show. I think they simply forgot to save when they were tweaking the 3D models.

So now I want to know: where’s Hogwarts? There has to be a Hogwarts. Maybe that will be next week (although, in my experience, the game designers have the attention span of a three year old). Maybe we will get Hogwarts buildings and Hagrid’s cottage and the evil spider woods.

They don’t have to call the new items those things. They can do it on a wink, wink, nudge nudge basis. But what the hell? They’ve already opened the door to the law suit. We may as well get more Harry Potter in the process.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. davidmorris
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 20:03:33

    It would seem that Hogwarts and Hagrid’s Cottage are over in We Farm…

    Hogwarts (aka Wizard’s Academy):

    Hagrid’s Cottage (aka Groundskeeper’s Hut):

    I wonder when/if we get them in We Rule?


    • Totalthinker
      Jul 26, 2011 @ 02:07:38

      Your guess is as good as mine. If they stick to magic tomorrow, it could be this week. If they’re off to Madagascar, probably not for a long time if ever.


  2. Elizabeth
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 23:30:27

    Oh god, I’m such a dork…but Snape didn’t make his potions in the “Herbology Lab”, he made them in his dungeon potions lab…

    Herbology is where they grow plants.

    I didn’t even know the basilisk had one arm, let alone should have had 2!!!


  3. pjsplantation/v3gasvamp1
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 15:42:06

    Would love to see a centuar also with the HP stuff…so nice to see it, but near impossible to get the golden owlery from gift cart..Ive tried about 30 mojo/15 times, Its real frustrating to get the same stupid stuff you can get in the non boosted gifts.
    Hopefully more HP to come this week…. Thanks TT as always your blogs rock


  4. Jiji808
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 18:58:51

    I sprung some cash this week for HP stuff and I must say, 150 mojo later and still no hippogryph. 😦 Hardly seems fair.


  5. pjsplantation/v3gasvamp1
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 22:51:12

    omg I think I have 6. and 2 spiders, I want the golden owlery… wish I could transfer one over to you…


  6. klid
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 03:12:17

    We definitely got a glimps of Azkaban in the fifth movie – and it looks identical to the “Wizard Prison.” And Elizabeth is correct – no potions made in the herbology lab.

    We Farm also has a hippogriff, a wand shop, and the three broomsticks bar.


  7. ravenpuff
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 05:22:59

    I’m in agreement with Elizabeth. Snape may get some of his potions materials from the Herbology Lab, but he brews them in the dungeons. If we didn’t have a Fortune Teller’s Tent, I’d say a Divination Tower was in order. We do have an Astronomy Tower of sorts with the planetarium, but something more Scottish Gothic for an Astronomy Tower would be so perfect. If we do get a dungeon, can we get a tall, greasy haired wizard in long, dark robes and a prominent nose skulking a bout like a great bat?

    So book four we need a golden egg, a wizard’s maze or a Yule Ball.

    Book five: Obnoxious bureaucrats.

    Book six: Haunted sea cave with watery zombies, cursed objects, Knockturn Alley knock-offs.

    Book seven: Castle ruins, evil wizard mansions.

    Still jonesing for a cute little “half-giant” stone hut and a wizard wand shop.


  8. Masterjendu
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 05:31:59

    If I may geek-out a bit here: we do get to see Azkaban in Order of the Phoenix. It’s only brief, but is when Bellatrix gets sprung from there.

    Love this blog!! Thank you!


  9. rob88249
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 08:54:50

    Is it just me or is there just to many updates lately!
    Like 3 a week why not go back to just one or two new buildings every few weeks.

    I play less often now as there is to much harvesting I miss the simple old we rule days


  10. Cubanico
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 18:00:32

    Uh, that’s not an arm, that’s his tail. How is a snake supposed to have any arms? Follow his body and you’ll see that’s his tail


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