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The story, one year later

diwadiwatadiwadiwata Posts: 26 ✭✭
in Story #1 latest comment 30 July, 2020, 12:48 am.

After reading the dialogues for BE One Year Later, how has your theories about the calamity and Grim changed? And what new features or game changes do you want to see that ties into the story?


I always thought Grim cast a spell that led to his unintentionally causing the calamity. If he were indeed imprisoned by someone, then that someone is weaponizing the calamity for a nefarious purpose. I hope new SoS tasks will come soon to further investigate. New mystery items are a must too, and maybe new ways to get them instead of randomly dropping from traces.

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  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,290 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #203 July, 2020, 12:48 am.

    I fear Constance is far more involved than she wants us to know...

  • diwadiwatadiwadiwata Posts: 26 ✭✭
    #303 July, 2020, 03:43 am.

    Suspicions about Constance is definitely popular lol A legilimency spell in the game is needed just for her!

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 554 ✭✭✭
    #403 July, 2020, 04:27 am.

    yeah me too, its like constance is entangle/known of all the foundables

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #503 July, 2020, 03:45 pm.

    Constance's story just doesn't add up. And she manipulated herself into a convenient position.

  • SkaanaSkaana Posts: 92 ✭✭✭
    #612 July, 2020, 10:12 pm.

    What am I thinking now?

    • I'm pretty convinced Grim is trapped within the Ministry. Evidence is circumstantial, but all of our main characters claim to have vivid dreams in which Grim was said to be speaking to them. But that is all they could remember, sadly. All of the characters also work in the Ministry now, including Ron. Who only returned to work there, AFTER the Calamity got underway. AND, most notably these dreams involving Grim are recent events in the timeline of the game.
    • Im pretty convinced that another figure or group is responsible for the Calamity, and not Grim. ( I will refer to them as the Control of the Calamity here). Evidence here is stronger, because the LONDON FIVE disappeared first, and were not found. WHY did they disappear? WHY have they not been found? Is the only connection here that Grim was desperate to find his wife? And succeeded? (Well succeeded in the idea he found her, but could not return.)
    • I believe Grim was " made to disappear" by the Control of the Calamity, for two reasons. (1) to provide a suggestive person of interest for the CAUSE of the calamity ( Grim Fawley), to attract the attention of investigators away from other leads. (2) To further frustrate London five investigation, and create a possible explanation that Grim was at fault for both the disappearance of the five, the Calamity, and his own disappearance ( due to ignorance and risk taking, therefore, self inflicted)
    • Grim's known back ground and makeup make this previous reasoning speculative, when viewed at the investigation. We know Grim was highly intelligent. We know he was deeply dedicated to his wife and family. We should extend that to know that this is a person who would not put his family interests in danger, IN ANY POSSIBLE WAY. unless....... he was forced to. We haven't seen or heard evidence YET, that he was forced too. (But, there is suspicion that he may have forced himself to find a way)
    • The most SOLID piece of evidence we have , is the Love Spell that allows the wielder to find that which he desires most. Coupled with the understanding that Grim was very interested in using it to locate Penelope Fawley. And that the Ministry Record of the news article, referencing that spell, has gone missing.
    • As an aside, I agree Constance' role in the affair is not superficial. However egregious the method(s) she made to advance herself to work with Minister Hermione, keep in mind she FREELY admitted that to us. That suggests she does not fear the consequences of that information becoming public knowledge, or, she has captured our thinking about her to consider her only as a self-interested careerist. Maybe she has a public face and a private ambition?
    • Another point of contention: Has anyone learned what it is to work as an UNSPEAKABLE? Is it really that opaque that you can't talk about it? Much like being in the Free masons? Something smells here too, and its not Fish Fry Friday. I believe this is also has a factor in the Calamity, that of Grim's occupation. Another irritating clue....
    • Im pretty annoyed to learn that not much discussion is happening here about the Calamity, or that the game is not adding more to the story. For example, (1) has anyone other than I noticed that the Mysteries registry has the same green circle/stars, that the Challenges pages received? What can that mean? Tapping them results in Nothing. ( Well, thats not totally true. You do learn that they've been PLACED. Seriously? Isn't that self-evident?) I doubt they are there for Nothing. Or, (2) why the library in Prague is un-coooperative... perhaps they have an ulterior motive? Or,(3) what about this so far unknown potion ingredient, that of jobberknocky. Will we get a new potion to try in the game, that also uses that ingredient? Recall that this ingredient, and BANEBERRY, were in a memo that Grim made requesting potion materials. Another irritating clue....


    Ok... its Sunday late, im tired from the Community day. Im going eat a bunch of dark chocolate and sulk for a minute. Glad I got those thoughts out of my head. Come on mates, What say you?

  • FireWandererFireWanderer Posts: 112 ✭✭✭
    edited July 13 #713 July, 2020, 05:02 pm.

    My current working theory:


    Constance is Penelope (who caused the actual Calamity after entrapping/setting up Grim) who is in fact a Swooping Evil and only had the Community Day to throw all of us off the scent of her and her fellow SEs takeover of the Ministry of Magic.(*)


    I mean she was complaining about how cute the animals were! C'mon now!!



    (*) prior to the CD, I had seen just three SEs in the wild after a year of playing daily, and only one had appeared without a Dark Detector. There's rare and then there's unheard of, impossible levels of finding.

  • SkaanaSkaana Posts: 92 ✭✭✭
    #816 July, 2020, 12:44 am.

    Holy ****!!! Did you all see those memos from Constance, from the new event?


    HER PATRONUS IS A UNICORN

    She saw a Ministry memo detailing Hippogriff poaching in the Forest.


    @FireWanderer you may be more right than you know

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #916 July, 2020, 09:24 am.

    I still can't decide where Constance is suspicious, or just a victim of the devs trying too hard.

  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1017 July, 2020, 04:19 am.

    @Magpie31 that might be the case. At this point nearly everyone is suspicious about Constance and maybe that’s what the devs are trying to get us to think; they’re diverting our attention towards Constance and away from the real culprit (whoever that might be).

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1117 July, 2020, 07:01 am.

    @Imaginatio And maybe they aren't trying at all. I mean, if you take Dr Who as an example, the companion is always a point of view character who helps us learn about and access the Doctor's world. Samr in Harry Potter - Harry is discovering the wizarding world at the same pace that we are. So it feels like Constance was intended to be that character for us. But it has sort of backfired a bit, because she wasn't new, and her "discoveries" contradict each other.


    It may well all be intentional, but it could also quite honestly be a bit of a mistake by a team who are talented game developers, but not fantasy writers.

  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1217 July, 2020, 07:41 pm.

    @Magpie31 at this moment in time it seems like any of these possibilities may be true. 🧐🤔

  • FireWandererFireWanderer Posts: 112 ✭✭✭
    #1319 July, 2020, 07:32 pm.

    @Magpie31

    I still can't decide where Constance is suspicious, or just a victim of the devs trying too hard.


    She's a tad Mary Sue-ish in the fact that it all seems to revolve around her.


    @Imaginatio

    At this point nearly everyone is suspicious about Constance and maybe that’s what the devs are trying to get us to think; they’re diverting our attention towards Constance and away from the real culprit (whoever that might be).


    Watching Jessica Fletcher with my grandma taught me that the first person suspected (Grim Fawley) is never the culprit. So, we move to option #2. It probably isn't Constance, but something feels off there. She's got a secret that we haven't teased out ... yet.


    @Magpie31

    if you take Dr Who as an example, the companion is always a point of view character who helps us learn about and access the Doctor's world.


    Aside: until they the current set with Jody Whittaker (who they are absolutely doing a major disservice to with some of these scripts). I haven't seen the most recent season in part because they really wrecked the first season with Whittaker, but one of the main problems has been the set of companions who are not developing the newest doctor and her interactions with humans. [rant off]


    So it feels like Constance was intended to be that character for us. But it has sort of backfired a bit, because she wasn't new, and her "discoveries" contradict each other.


    She just doesn't "fit" in, but is trying so hard to do so. But I'll keep your interpretation under consideration.

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1420 July, 2020, 03:45 am.

    @FireWanderer Could be either. I am not married to a theory yet.


    And I agree... If Grim is responsible, it is very lazy writing.

  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1520 July, 2020, 04:43 am.

    @FireWanderer It could potentially be one of the London five or all of them or someone else completely, if not Grim or Constance. There’s still much we don’t know.

    Until we do though, Constance is not ruled out as a possible threat and the cause of the calamity.

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1620 July, 2020, 04:54 am.

    @Imaginatio Yeah, Penelope herself keeps popping into my head, but I feel that would be too obvious.

  • FireWandererFireWanderer Posts: 112 ✭✭✭
    #1720 July, 2020, 05:09 am.

    @Imaginatio

    It could potentially be **one of the London five or all of them** or someone else completely, if not Grim or Constance. There’s still much we don’t know.


    I will admit that I don't have the greatest memory, but I suspect most of us cannot name the other four of the "London Five" beyond Penelope without looking it up. I just quickly scanned the Harry Potter wiki and the other four all have the same placeholder entry.


    Did you remember Genevieve Bladt, Timothy Hale, Kit Gerrard, and Riya Patel? Bravo if you did!


    To my recollection (which again is as air tight as a rusty sieve), the other four haven't ever been referenced by any of the conversations during any the events and only named as part of the London Five.


    So, if they are suspects, you could easily replace them with "Magical User von Placeholder" and have the same depth of character for them.

  • SeaChleSeaChle Posts: 15 ✭✭
    #1820 July, 2020, 02:32 pm.

    What if it’s a completely different direction and it’s Hagrid that’s involved? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he’d start the calamity intentionally, but... he’s the first Foundable we see. And now that we are learning that Grim is trying to communicate, the Calamity is affecting a bunch of Hagrid’s favorite things. Maybe something went wrong with his umbrella wand. Or maybe he was tricked/coerced into “helping” with the calamity in the same way that he inadvertently gave out the secret to bypassing Fluffy.

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1920 July, 2020, 03:42 pm.

    I wouldn't put it past Hagrid!

  • diwadiwatadiwadiwata Posts: 26 ✭✭
    #2022 July, 2020, 02:14 pm.

    Good stuff, @Skaana !


    I think the green stars on the Mystery items were reported as a bug. I had hoped they would also affect gameplay, like placing one clue yields new conversations, something like that.


    There's something off about Constance lately, because she's giving too much info about herself and yet some of her stories are contradicting or plain mean. Could be consistency problem in the writing or a clue that she's not who or what she says she is.


    I do hope it's not Hagrid's fault!


    I have to say, relying on Brilliant Events for very little new story info is slow-going. And new players wouldn't know what's up with all the suspicion on Constance and have to rely on community chats or content creators. Hopefully some new Mystery items drop soon too. I think SoS training lessons should have had a Detective node lol.

  • FireWandererFireWanderer Posts: 112 ✭✭✭
    #2123 July, 2020, 04:32 am.

    @diwadiwata

    Hopefully some new Mystery items drop soon too. I think SoS training lessons should have had a Detective node lol.


    I think we as a group have been focused on the new toys that we have missed some things amongst all of the nodes (like the node named "Five Alive?" for instance). It wouldn't surprise me if there are little tidbits we've skimmed right over because we have been so focused on the "what does this give me" in comparison to the "what is this telling me."

  • diwadiwatadiwadiwata Posts: 26 ✭✭
    #2228 July, 2020, 06:23 am.

    I'm guilty on that @FireWanderer . I held off on the skills for the first days and now focused on only a few. I am imagining that more clues would probably be in the nodes with DADA books. But I'll get reading!

  • VoiceMasterVoiceMaster Posts: 57 ✭✭
    #2329 July, 2020, 08:04 pm.

    @FireWanderer Nodes? Are you referring to something I call by a different name? Or something I've missed altogether?

  • BarefootTikiBarefootTiki Posts: 18 ✭✭
    #2429 July, 2020, 10:07 pm.

    Uh... I’m not certain the devs have much of a story in mind at all 🤔

  • VoiceMasterVoiceMaster Posts: 57 ✭✭
    #2530 July, 2020, 12:48 am.

    Why is the calamity trying to take the memories from some high foundables, like Dumbledore and Skamander?

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