Pottermore: Have fans given up on the interactive site?
A new article by the Telegraph stated “JK Rowling is facing a backlash from frustrated Harry Potter fans over delays to the launch of Pottermore, her interactive website.”
This brings us to the question of the day: Have you given up on Pottermore?
Last summer, the news of Pottermore was received by fans as if she just announced a new Harry Potter book title, or that she was running for Prime Minister of England, or that she was going to tour the world and make sure she met every single Harry Potter fan in person. We stayed up all hours of the night waiting to see that highly esteemed magical quill to be given a chance to get into the Beta program as soon as it opened.
We were jealous and even envious of those that received their access email and were sorted into their house and exploring the site and sharing their findings with their friends via Facebook and Twitter. The fans who failed to get into Beta were extremely upset and disappointed to say the least. But the silver lining for those fans was that the public would have full access in just a few short months (October 2011).
We are now 5 full months after public access was scheduled to be open and there is still no word from Pottermore, J.K. Rowling, Sony, Warner Brothers, or anyone else “official” to tell us what the issues are and why the interactive website is still in Beta testing.
It’s time to start demanding an answer!
We love what J.K. Rowling has given us over all of these years with our beloved book series; we appreciate the work and dedication of Warner Brothers in producing the greatest film franchise of all-time and bringing our hero The Boy Who Lived to life; we love that there is a ton of new material written by J.K. Rowling that is ready to be released to the fans, and we are trying our best to remain patient. But our patience is wearing thin!
YES! We understand there are going to be problems with the designing and testing of online games and it takes time to make it right. Yes, we understand you have a desire to make the site as perfect as possible before you launch it. But what we don’t understand is silence! Did you underestimate the database required for the large number of fans wanting to visit the site? Did you fail to execute an integral part of the website and don’t know how to fix it or even rebuild it to make it right? Or did you, like many of the fans around the world, simply give up on the website?
The fans request an answer Mr. Pottermore! Will you provide one for us?