Brilliant Event: First Year at Hogwarts Brilliant Event - Part 2



  • hpwulolahpwulola Posts: 946 admin
    #3225 August, 2020, 11:52 pm.

    @CeruleanGirl Everything has been updated to reflect this event but I am letting team know of this feedback, thanks!

    @zamiramoody Please force close and restart your app and let me know if you are back in. Thanks!

  • zamiramoodyzamiramoody Posts: 2 ✭✭
    #3326 August, 2020, 12:09 am.

    @hpwulola I'm back in! Thanks so much for the quick fix!

  • Danger64Danger64 Posts: 40 ✭✭
    #3426 August, 2020, 12:16 am.

    I am now completely locked out of the game.

  • VornadoVornado Posts: 30 ✭✭
    #3526 August, 2020, 01:23 am.

    40 Brilliant foundable returned after reaching task 4/4, no a single Mysterious Notes. What am I doing wrong?

  • FixMyGreenStarsFixMyGreenStars Posts: 120 ✭✭✭
    #3626 August, 2020, 01:32 am.

    The mysterious notes after 4/4 is not working. I returned +120 after hit 4/4 and nothing. More one bug. Its normal in HPWU

  • Toriabee318Toriabee318 Posts: 4 ✭✭
    #3726 August, 2020, 01:38 am.

    Have yet to see 1 brilliant professor sprout... but I keep seeing part 1 brilliant goblin & monster book?! What's going on?

  • CBG92CBG92 Posts: 306 ✭✭✭
    #3826 August, 2020, 01:44 am.

    Struggling a bit with finding 9 3/4 traces as well as with the fortress foundable. Only found one of the three. Trying to finish brilliant traces for more runestones but only getting goblins and monster books at the moment with an occasional Sprout or two. Frustrating but the event JUST started so giving it some more time

  • Klc5048Klc5048 Posts: 141 ✭✭✭
    edited August 26 #3926 August, 2020, 03:17 am.

    @FixMyGreenStars and @Vornado Check the prior page. "Mysterious notes" is a visual error. You need to return mysterious artifacts... I think? @hpwulola

  • CeruleanGirlCeruleanGirl Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 26 #4026 August, 2020, 03:54 am.

    @Klc5048 @FixMyGreenStars @Vornado

    No, you need to return Brilliant traces. The Mysterious Notes appear in the Rewards Summary as the Mysterious Artifacts Family Icon, but they count towards the task as Mysterious Notes.

    It does, however, seem way too random as to whether they actually are rewarded.

  • CeruleanGirlCeruleanGirl Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭
    #4126 August, 2020, 05:28 am.

    Okay, for anyone who is interested, I kept track of my Mysterious Note rewards. I didn’t start until I already had five, but the other five I got as follows:

    12 Flitwicks - 0 Mysterious Notes

    5 Sprouts - 0 Mysterious Notes

    4 Monster Books - 4 Mysterious Notes

    1 Goblin - 1 Mysterious Note

    After I completed the task, they no longer dropped. So, it seems to me that only the Week One traces reward them. I am curious if others had the same experience.

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭
    #4226 August, 2020, 07:14 am.

    still zero. LoL

    at first my TTD give all brilliant traces (part I and part 2) but i think after task part 3, it mostly give professor flitwick no brilliant part 1.

    even replaced twice while professor sprout still shadowy image (not yet starred).

    maybe it is about brilliant traces in the wild?

  • HoyotHoyot Posts: 99 ✭✭✭
    #4326 August, 2020, 07:17 am.

    0 brilliant without tonic and very few using a tonic...

    Ok, this is boring.

  • Digdet315Digdet315 Posts: 13 ✭✭
    #4426 August, 2020, 08:42 am.

    @hpwulola Please note that the drop rates for the mysterious notes are WAY off - somewhere around 1% of brilliant foundables are yielding g a mysterious note, and anecdotal evidence suggests they are only coming from week 1 BE foundables. This suggests over 100 foundables need to be returned to complete 4/4 which can’t have been the intention as 45 are required for the bonus section.

    this coding error is making this BE really boring!!

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭
    #4526 August, 2020, 08:46 am.

    @CeruleanGirl looks like your theory is spot on. Just capture several brilliant monster book and brilliant goblin and all of them give mysterious note.

  • Dewin99Dewin99 Posts: 751 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #4626 August, 2020, 11:37 am.

    Just to add to this, it’s not a 100% drop rate from the Brilliant Bogrod. Not sure about the Brilliant Monster Book of Monsters yet.

  • onikinonikin Posts: 2
    #4726 August, 2020, 12:06 pm.

    I am seeing another potential bug with task list 1, item 3: return 7 hogwarts school family Foundables. I have returned a bunch but none have registered. Anyone else seeing this???

  • VornadoVornado Posts: 30 ✭✭
    #4826 August, 2020, 01:55 pm.

    @Klc5048 @CeruleanGirl I'm aware of the Icon bug and where to look for it. As of now I have 4 "Mysterious Notes" ALL from traces from part I. Not a single one from part 2. Yesterday I was only returning brilliant traces from part 2. So I guess that either there is a very, very low drop rate for part 2 or there is some kind of a bug.

  • FixMyGreenStarsFixMyGreenStars Posts: 120 ✭✭✭
    #4926 August, 2020, 03:28 pm.
  • FixMyGreenStarsFixMyGreenStars Posts: 120 ✭✭✭
    #5026 August, 2020, 03:50 pm.


    Harry Potter Bugs Unite

  • Digdet315Digdet315 Posts: 13 ✭✭
    #5126 August, 2020, 03:58 pm.

    Okay, I just took a walk to grind week 1 brilliant foundables (monster book and bogrod) and got a mysterious note from around 30% of them - an okay drop rate. The problem is, those week 1 foundables are heavily diluted by encounters with Professors Flitwick and Sprout, such that stay at home players probably can’t finish this event.

    I very much doubt the intent was to exclude drops from Flitwick and Sprout - do Niantic want to consider changing this to be fair to locked down players?

  • VornadoVornado Posts: 30 ✭✭
    #5226 August, 2020, 04:05 pm.

    So I finally got the 10 "Mysterious Notes". All of them from part 1 brilliant traces. Not a single one from part 2 brilliant traces. There has to be a bug.

    I guess that having a bug at every event is the "new normal" for this game... LOL!!!

  • SnoochieSnoochie Posts: 4
    #5326 August, 2020, 05:25 pm.


    i cannot find nearly headless nick

    & in two hours playing only one hogwarts family foundable

    what am I doing wrong

    this is a tad frustrating

  • MtPolluxMtPollux Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #5426 August, 2020, 05:38 pm.

    @Snoochie from the in-game SOS report:

    Nick is the reward from using an event runestone in a wizarding challenge.

  • Klc5048Klc5048 Posts: 141 ✭✭✭
    #5526 August, 2020, 05:46 pm.

    My bad, misread it late at night

  • C4tmonsterC4tmonster Posts: 77 ✭✭✭
    #5626 August, 2020, 05:52 pm.

    Since 6am this morning (based on TDD not working too well yesterday - none placed today), only three 9 3/4 hogwarts foundables have appeared. These tasks are going to take days. Hopefully since posting this... suddenly more might start to appear but this is getting frustrating.

    I know many others have not experienced this but if you make tasks which need 7 or 30 ... or typo 300... you need to increase spawn rates globally and not just in certain high traffic areas!!?

  • Klc5048Klc5048 Posts: 141 ✭✭✭
    #5726 August, 2020, 05:55 pm.

    @C4tmonster I've barely seen any 9 ¾ traces today, even with a TTD, it's maddening

  • SnoochieSnoochie Posts: 4
    #5826 August, 2020, 07:27 pm.

    I have used all but two of my event runestones

    no nick 😶

  • CBG92CBG92 Posts: 306 ✭✭✭
    #5926 August, 2020, 07:54 pm.

    Update: Been through tons of runestones and still only one Nick! I see fair amounts of Sprout and Flitwick but far more part 1 traces. Clearly something is off with this event...again. I really don't want to have to do Dark V just for a guaranteed drop that might not even be the one I need!

  • PopsicklePetePopsicklePete Posts: 1 ✭✭
    edited August 26 #6026 August, 2020, 08:37 pm.

    This is undoubtedly, the worst brilliant event of the bunch. I am not fond of the grind for limited rewards....especially when the grind requires numerous tonics to be utilized for the timed release of foundables.

    The tasks require brilliant foundables. The Mysterious Notes require brilliant foundables. The bonus tasks require brilliant foundables. And those foundables are sloooooowly released with the application of tonic increasing the releases from 1 per century to 1 per decade.

    Seriously, you all need to rethink this approach. This event has consumed way too much time for too little in return and at the cost of tonic and potions. Plus, for higher level players, it's BORING.

    I don't mind spending money for worthwhile rewards, or exciting play, but Part 2 is neither.

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