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WOTC HARRY POTTER CHAT REPORT
November 14, 2001 - by qasic

 

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wizo_talisman tells you, "Welcome to the Harry Potter help chat with Prefect Steve. Protocol is in effect. If you have a question or comment to make, click on the question mark icon on the toolbar above the chat box or use the /ask command.

Please do not post any questions to the screen. The guest is not able to see them. Please be respectful of others in the room and keep all chatter in PMs. If you would like to be in a room where there will be no extra chatter other than the questions and answers, you can type "/quiet" without the quotation marks. Thank you for your cooperation."

elaine_chase says, "Hi there!"

prefect_steve says, "Hello all."

prefect_steve says, "We are currently taking questions on any harry potter question."

elaine_chase says, "Hi everybody!"

elaine_chase says, "Just a couple of things to tell you about stuff and things before we start."

elaine_chase says, "I knwo that you've been busy on teh boards trying to figure out what's going on in Quidditch Cup."

elaine_chase )

elaine_chase says, "So, we felt that for the base set, it was a bit too hard for players to get all teh cards that they needed"

elaine_chase says, "And that for collectors it didn't seem like there was enough cool stuff"

elaine_chase says, "and that some people wanted non-holo versions of character cards to play with."

elaine_chase says, "So we decided to make both standard versiosn and premium versins of all 30 rares in teh set."

elaine_chase says, "We also wanted to give vereyone a good chance of gettign a full play set, so when you find a premium card in a boster, the premium will be in a common slot."

elaine_chase says, "This means that in some packs you will get 2 rares!"

elaine_chase says, "We hope you like the change, and we think it will work out better for everyone."

elaine_chase says, "Also, just wanted to make sure everyone knew about the Quiddicth Cup Game Day that is happening in stores all over the US on November 24th."

elaine_chase says, "Go into a locla store with your favorite decks, play some games, and get free Quidditch Cup boosters!"

elaine_chase says, "You can find a store near you by contacting customer service eitehr by phone or email."

elaine_chase says, "That's it, so lets get to some questions."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #3 from prefect_profo:

††††††††††† Hagrid - the question about his power that Alan asked - and if used in conjunction with Into the Forbiden Forest do Damage 2 critters get the bonus of Hagrids ability.

prefect_steve says, "Yes, if it is during your turn, you may choose the order that your cards are adjusted, Hagrid only requires the creature to deal 3 damage, so with the forbidden forrest it does deal 3.And then raised to 5.Very good eye Profo."

wizo_ginger says, "custserv@wizards.com is the email address, btw."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #4 from prefect_profo:

††††††††††† Whats the order of events for using Toe Biter on a Pet Toad?

 

[... Missing #4-24 (IE crash = baad =/ ~profo) ...]

 

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #25 from prefect_profo:

††††††††††† Are the cards from the moives really promos or just prereleases?

prefect_steve says, "There are promos, there is one QC card in there."

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #26 from prefect_profo:

††††††††††† If you had Hagrid Needs Help in play, would that basically prevent your oppoent from playing Adventures or Characters until they solve it?

elaine_chase says, "Unles they have eitehr Fred and George or Ron in play to reduce how many Actions it takes to play a Character or an Adventure."

prefect_steve says, "Yeah, but it doesn't stop them from playing a fluffy.......Ouch!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #27 from hagrid23:

††††††††††† Now that QC is out, any data on the third set?

prefect_steve says, "hate to tell you this, but QC is not actually out yet..:)"

elaine_chase says, "Jeesh, can't you guys enjoy the new stuff first? :)"

dungarsilverback enters.

dungarsilverback says, "hi"

scrye_fung enters.

dungarsilverback says, "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

prefect_steve says, "Yeah, at least own some of the cards first,sheesh!"

dungarsilverback says, "im outta here"

dungarsilverback leaves, heading for The ISRP Lobby.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #28 from minerva59:

††††††† What theaters are participating in the movie promo card with purchase of snack bar items?

elaine_chase says, "The promos are avalable at select theatres that serve Coke (no Pepsi!) The promo comes with the kids meal at the concession stand."

elaine_chase says, "You can still get it if you're an adult..."

elaine_chase says, "We're all kids at heart!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #29 from prefect_profo:

††††††† How did everyone get all the info about QC if it isnt out yet? yall got leaks? =x (j/k)

prefect_steve says, "Yeah, we ran out of duck tape, we just got some more."

guest367 says, "!"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #30 from minerva59:

††††††† Our local AMC has given all of their cards away and no reorder are available.So, they won't have any to give out on Friday! :-(

elaine_chase says, "That's too bad. But I know you have some already!"

elaine_chase says, "Check with otehr theatres arond you."

elaine_chase says, "As always, its while supplies last."

moff43 leaves.

guest367 says, "The wonderful world of Ebay!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #31 from prefect_profo:

††††††† Are the chats gona be on a stage like this from now on?

prefect_steve says, "I believe so, it makes it much easier for all of us answering questions."

prefect_steve says, "although we need more questions to be of any help."

prefect_steve grins evilly.

elaine_chase says, "Yeah, Steve and I can take turns answering your questions super fast!"

moff43 enters.

elaine_chase says, "But you, of course, need to come up with more questions!"

minerva59 says, "Is anyone else trying to make a log of this chat?"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #32 from prefect_profo:

††††††† When are yall gona fix your chat scheldule.. find out about this chat to ok some searchin ;)

scrye_fung says, "i am"

prefect_profo says, "yup"

elaine_chase says, "Sorry about that!"

elaine_chase says, "Our servers were having some major difficulties for a while."

scrye_fung says, "my bot's doing stuff for me :)"

elaine_chase says, "Even our message boards were down for a bit."

elaine_chase says, "Hopefully things will be OK from now on."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #33 from guest367:

††††††† Any open positions on the R & D team? Hey, you asked for more questions :)

prefect_steve says, "I think the R&D team is all full right now, sorry."

elaine_chase says, "Not at this time, but you can always keep an eye on the career oportunities page of our website!"

prefect_steve says, "But, my friend said, that if you beat one of them in a pokemon match that you get their position."

prefect_steve grins evilly.

prefect_steve laughs hysterically.

elaine_chase says, "Yeah, but he stuffs envcelopes. :)"

prefect_steve nods solemnly.

elaine_chase says, "Envelopes! (typing gnomes!)"

guest367 says, "Ha! We all have to start somewhere!"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #34 from guest367:

††††††† Will Wizards host card design tournaments?

elaine_chase says, "Nothings in teh works now, but we're always doing new stuff so you never know..."

prefect_profo says, "who do i gota beat to be the janitor? ;x"

prefect_steve says, "Gnomes, nasty little guys, you forgot to get them all dizzy didn't you?"

elaine_chase says, "They're just too cute..."

elaine_chase says, "I expected you guys to have many more Quidditch Cup questions!"

prefect_steve says, "So, please tell us, what is your favorite house?"

elaine_chase says, "We'll have a FAQ up on our website soon."

guest367 says, "International House of Pancakes"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #35 from guest367:

††††††† Will the lessons continue to stick with one major theme, or will they branch off the become more well rounded? Transfiguration is the only useless color on its own.

elaine_chase says, "Surely not useless!"

guest369 says, "?"

minerva59 leaves.

prefect_steve says, "Yes, but if you see fluffy walking around the school you will wish that you studied transfiguration a LOT harder!"

guest367 says, "Try playing with an all transfiguration deck. It just ain't gonna happen!"

elaine_chase says, "But yes, its some classes fates to be a support class."

wizo_abishai Remember, if you have a question, use the /ask commond and the prefects will post your question and answer to screen

guest369 says, "Why is the sorting hat not unique and why isn't hooch in a house"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #36 from scrye_fung:

†††††† Hey elaine .. hey did you hit Mike Elliot on the head for missing all those Pokemon chats for me? ;)

elaine_chase says, "Yep!"

wotc_mel :whispers, the speakers up on the stage cant "hear" us talking in the room down here--you have to use the question command

prefect_steve says, "Who all is going to see the movie when it comes out? (who already has their tickets?)"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #37 from prefect_profo:

††††††† What is the new lesson type reall called? Is it Quidditch or Flying?

elaine_chase says, "It called Quidditch."

elaine_chase says, "What does everyone think of it?"

guest367 says, "How can we respond to that question?"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #38 from guest369:

††††††† Why is the sorting hat not unique and why isn't hooch in a house?

wizo_talisman says, "You can tell them through /ask"

elaine_chase says, "Whose to say there isn't a sorting hat in each wizarding school?"

wotc_mel nods at the wizo in agreement

elaine_chase says, "Professors only get a house keyword if they are the head of a house."

prefect_steve says, "Madam hooch is a the flying instructor, not all professorís have a house."

elaine_chase says, "Otherwize, they'd just be playing favorites!"

hedwig09 enters.

wotc_mel says, "or else bring up the ask window (if you are using the plug-in)"

twinsen21_2000 enters.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #39 from prefect_profo:

††††††† It rocks! :)

elaine_chase says, "Yeah!"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #40 from wizo_abishai:

††††††† Do the cards cover events through all four current books?

elaine_chase says, "So far, we are only doing stuff from book 1, with a few surprises tucked in."

elaine_chase says, "You'll have to wait for your gnomes!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #42 from guest367:

††††††† To early to tell on Quidditch. Looks like it has potential, but I can also see it falling into the "ignored" category.

prefect_steve says, "IGNORED?IGNORED?!?What?! this type is amazing!Just wait until you get your hands on it!"

guest373 enters.

prefect_steve says, "It makes for quite a few more interesting plays.Trust me, it is going to be far from ignored."

guest374 enters.

hedwig09 leaves.

wotc_mel enters.

guest373 says, "Hey peoplE"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #41 from wizo_abishai:

††††††† As Rawlings releases more novels, will the TCG keep up with them?

elaine_chase says, "We're hoping to make Harry Potter a long term property for us. We would love to be coming out with cards based on book 7 some day!"

moff43 leaves.

moff43 enters.

elaine_chase says, "And Quidditch is really,REALLY good!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #43 from scrye_fung:

††††††† .. Although ask is prolly easier to handle q's .. i think the limited amount of ppl in the room right now makes it _extremely_ praticaly for you two tofall from the stage ;)

guest373 shakes her/his head.

prefect_steve says, "Although I do agree, it is really easier on us here is we stay on stage.We are expecting more people to show up."

guest373 says, "Do i have to use the ask command to ask a question?"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #44 from guest369:

††††††† Will the set after Quidditch Cup be the same size? 110 cards for 80 unique?

elaine_chase says, "Impatient, aren't we? :) You'll just have to wait and see..."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #45 from guest367:

††††††† Will there be any Harry Potter game accesories like a card box, or trading binder?

prefect_steve says, "I hope so, I would love to see some of the art on a card box that I can carry around, but I don't think anything is being planned."

wizo_talisman says, "yes guest373. They can't hear you otherwise."

prefect_steve says, "just yet"

wizo_talisman says, "The guests are not in this room."

elaine_chase says, "You could always get one of the many HP binders out there for school and use it to keep your cards in!"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #46 from orthogopher:

††††††† Will there be spells that can be played on the other player's turn similar to instants in Magic?

pojoproflupin enters.

elaine_chase says, "One of the things that is nice about HP is how simple the basic rules structure is. While we will keep doing things to keep the game new and exciting, we won't much it up to much. :)"

pojoproflupin says, "=/"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #47 from guest367:

††††††† Prefect_Steve...I am just pointing out that right now there are not enough Quidditch cards for me to make a final judgement. But as a player, I am a little uneasy about playing those match cards.

prefect_steve says, "I understand....I will tell you now though, I have seen the cards, and tried some out, it is ALOT of fun, the matches are rough because either side can win them, but they make things really interesting, (and it is the only way to make a bludger do anything.)"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #48 from dengar432:

††††††† Why did you guys make a cheap card like golden snitch? now everyone has to have some fast creatures or else risk losing..

elaine_chase says, "Cheap? It cost 11!?!"

prefect_steve says, "Play sqiggle quill, it gets rid of it."

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #49 from prefect_profo:

††† ††††Are these chats gona be weekly or still monthly?

elaine_chase says, "The next one is scheduled for November 28th."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #50 from guest374:

††††††† Hi, with the card Into The Forbidden Forest from the Quidditch Cup series, if I have Rubeus Hagrid in play, and one of my creatures that does 2 damage, for example, Boa Constricter, does 3 as a result of Into The Forbidden Forest, d

oes Boa Constricter

guest374 says, "go to Question 51 to finish that"

guest374 says, "sorry"

prefect_steve says, "Whoevers turn it is gets to choose the order of what effects their creatures, so you could do 3, (if you have hagrid check then have the forrest) or you could do 5, (have the forest add, then hagrid)"

prefect_steve says, "So normally yes, you would do 5."

wizo_abishai enters.

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #52 from orthogopher:

††††††† (Not sure this question got thru a mo ago): Is it possible to play Potter in melee format or only one on one?

prefect_steve says, "There are no real rules for it just yet, but you could come up with something on your own, (with your friends.)"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #54 from pojoproflupin:

††††††† How do you feel about the set as a whole and what it'll do for the game?

prefect_steve says, "I think the set is great, I think it will get people to have new ideas, and also have a little more interaction with the matches, which can shift the balance one way or the other.Also there are more creatures now."

elaine_chase says, "IMO Quidditch Cup adds an exciting new element to the game. It really shakes up the different kinds of decks you can build. I'm excited!(and not just because I helped make it ;) )"

suann enters.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #55 from guest373:

††††††† what other types of lessons can we Look foward to?

elaine_chase says, "Can't give out any info on that yet (but I'm sure you can use your imagination...) :)"

prefect_steve says, "You don't get to replace a character in play, if you have harry the seeker out, harry potter could not be played (he is already on the table)"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #56 from guest367:

††††††† Does it still cost two actions to put an experienced character into play? What if I want to replace Harry Potter with Harry the Seeker? Two actions?

prefect_steve says, "sorry see above."

suann leaves.

suann enters.

suann says, "hello"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #57 from pojoproflupin:

††††††† If you were to play Diffindo on a Adventure card, would you get the reward?

elaine_chase says, "Nope. Cards don't do thngs they don't say they do!"

guest373 leaves.

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #58 from wizo_abishai:

††††††† Has the game been doing as well as you've hoped?

prefect_steve says, "I think so, I have been to a couple diffrent tournaments with fairly good turnouts."

prefect_steve says, "I just like playing with my friends."

elaine_chase says, "HP has had the best release WOTC has had for a TCG so far, so we're very happy."

guest376 enters.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #59 from pojoproflupin:

††††††† You might have already answered this, but...is it true that 2 rares are to be in a pack, but with only a 3-out-of-10 chance of one of them being a holographic card?

elaine_chase says, "I gavce a little explination in the beginning, but I'll repeat it for you..."

guest367 leaves.

suann says, "leaves"

elaine_chase says, "There is now about a 3 in 10 pack chance of getting a premium card, but..."

suann leaves.

elaine_chase says, "when you do get one, it replaces a common card so you actually get 2 rares in that pack."

papavodo enters.

elaine_chase says, "Now in a box, you'll get 36 rares and about 10-11 permiums when you used to get only 24 arers and 12 premiums."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #60 from guest369:

††††††† I read that this is the most successful card series you have launched -within the first three months of launch. Does this assure HPTCG for all of 2002 do you think?

prefect_steve says, "I hope so, I have a lot of cards that wouldn't make a good pyramid otherwise.:)"

guest377 enters.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #61 from prefect_profo:

††††††† When are the QC cards "officially" released?

elaine_chase says, "Officially on the 16th, but as you can tell, we ship out earlier than that, so some stores may already have it on their shelves."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #62 from orthogopher:

††††††† Will there be more mall tours and traveling demos like the few last summer?

prefect_steve says, "There will be many more events yes, I suggest watching the websites for that sort of information."

prefect_steve says, "I don't have much specifics on that."

guest379 enters.

guest377 leaves.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #63 from wizo_abishai:

††††††† How many card are there in QC?

elaine_chase says, "there are 80 different cards, but there are also premium versions of all 30 rZare cards, making it 110 to collect."

prefect_steve says, "79,then there is fluffy, which should count has 3 by itself. ( get it? 3?awww. never mind!)"

guest379 says, "Nobody panic. Guesst 366 is back. Or now Guest379."

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #64 from guest369:

††††††† why isn't there just one date for HPTCG release worldwide?

elaine_chase says, "It takes a while for us to get the product on boats and ship it over seas, so sometimes other countries can get it a little late."

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #65 from mrnorris:

††††††† Have any of you tried playing the card game on Apprentice?

prefect_steve says, "We here at wizards do not know what this "apprentice" is,"

prefect_steve says, "No, I have not tried it."

elaine_chase says, ";)"

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #67 from guest379:

††††††† Sure you don't :)

guest380 enters.

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #66 from pojoproflupin:

††††††† I know this is a big jump into the future, but is there a chance that they'll have a Super Trainer Showdown sorta big, huge, tourney thing in the US, rather than the UK?

elaine_chase says, "We haven't done any scheduling yet, so just keep a looka t."

elaine_chase says, "If we do, you'll here it first!"

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #68 from guest369:

††††††† When will wizards put up an official list of the cards?

prefect_steve says, "after the set officially comes out,, officially yes...definitely officially."

prefect_steve says, "Soon in other words."

moff43 leaves.

papavodo leaves.

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #69 from orthogopher:

††††††† hat else can you tell us about the HP tcg League mentioned to start in January?

orthogopher says, "What"

prefect_steve says, "Really there is not much more information on it until Jan. Call Customer service around tthat time to find lists of stores that will run it."

elaine_chase presents the speaker with question #70 from guest376:

††††††† are future spells going to hold true to the lessons such as transfiguration making creatures stronger or charms charming other cards

elaine_chase says, "Each class is good at its own things, and the cards will continue to reflect that."

guest382 enters.

prefect_steve presents the speaker with question #72 from wizo_abishai:

††††††† Who can we contact to get the league started in our area?

moff43 enters.

guest374 leaves.

guest379 leaves.

prefect_steve says, "If you wish to get a league started, and you have a store location (or a store owner that wants to do it) they should contact wizards of the coast merchant relations, (their sales rep would have the information on it.)("

prefect_steve says, "Well, that is it for now,"

prefect_steve says, "I hope that your heads are more full now then they were when you came here."

guest376 nods solemnly.

orthogopher says, "Thank you for the help."

elaine_chase says, "Well, its about that time everybody. Thanks for coming. Don't forget about Quidditch CUp Game Day on November 24th at a store near you and our next chat on November 28th. I can't wait to hear all about the fun time you had!"

prefect_steve smiles.

guest380 says, "I'm so late :( anyone get a transcript?"

elaine_chase says, "And enjoy the movie this weekend! I am super excited!!!"

scrye_fung says, "it'll be on pojo.com"

pojoproflupin smiles.

guest383 enters.

prefect_steve says, "And please remember no snowball fights inside Hogwarts!"

guest380 says, "figured, excellent"

prefect_steve says, "Bye bye."

twinsen21_2000 winks at everyone.

elaine_chase )

prefect_profo says, "=)"

 

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