O.W.L. Exams Results

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Attention Students and Teachers of Hogwarts.

The results of the O.W.L. Exams have been processed and completed. And the results are as followed.

In eighth place is Tyr from Gryffindor House. Earning 48/622 points. Earning himself and Gryffindor House a 7%. In light of that, 20 House Points were actually removed.

In seventh place is Ennio Satanael Salieri from Hufflepuff House. Earning 175/622 points. Earning himself and Hufflepuff House a 28%.

In sixth place is Henry McGemry from Hufflepuff House. Earning 209/622 points. Earning himself and Hufflepuff House a 33%.

In fifth place is Andrew Whitewood from Slytherin House. Earning 603/622 points. Earning himself and Slytherin House a 97%.

In fourth place is Toto Sinclair from Ravenclaw House. Earning a 608/622 points. Earning himself and Ravenclaw House a 98%.

In third place is James Pete Powers from Ravenclaw House. Earning 617/622 points. Earning himself and Ravenclaw House a 99%.

In second place is Kenzie Tucan from Ravenclaw House. Earning 642/622 points. (Did 25 Extra Credit on the Exams caused her to go over the limit.) Earning herself and Ravenclaw House a 103%. Also **20 House Points... Were Given due to these three Ravenclaw House Students for their great achievements.

And finally, in First Place is Shiggy Tomura from Hufflepuff House. Earning 647/622 points. (Did extra credit as well on the exams.) Earning herself and Hufflepuff House a 104%. Also 20 House points were given due to individual scoring based on her achievement! 

Congratulations! Sincerely yours Christopher Wright
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I must say I learned a lot and cemented my knowledge in a wide variety of subjects and many of the questions were interesting and thought provoking. As a student that is heavily interested in finding a future career in the Department of Education, I am now confident of my knowledge in various fields of magic. I will be sure to cultivate the knowledge I gained and help lower years prepare for their future OWLs. Thanks for your commitment in preparing us for these exams headmaster. I can truly say that these exams have been an enlightening experience. 
                                                    


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Hufflepuff for the dub.
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I am going to say some things. Some of these things might come off as harsh. But all of these words are coming from a place of understanding but also of disappointment. I understand that the world outside of the roleplay will always be top priority. It should be. You're lives offline are tangible and real and should always come before your virtual ones. So nothing I say here is personal towards the headmaster and nothing personal about their life will be used against them in this post. There will be no name calling, for fowl language. Just a player letting out some frustration with a situation that could of been handled a little bit... better.

I will start with kindness. The exams, from my side of things, were nice. There were some things I felt could be different, and I will get to those things, but overall it was an okay experience. It takes a lot of effort to do something like this. To try and gather a group of people online to take part in something they don't need to do, it takes both determination and courage. Putting yourself out there is never easy so I will commend you for that one. It was a good show. I respected what was being done, I do like a good roleplay and in a school setting what better roleplay than a teacher giving their students actual work. I had a great time having my character lose their mind over small details, problem solving through their eyes, scribbling on the margins of the tests. As someone who came here from years of text based roleplay, I was having a blast acting in the show you created.

But alas, a show none the less. And this is where the kindness will end because I can't praise someone so kindly after leaving their own event without a word. I understand you are not obligated to say anything to us. We are not owed a thing from a stranger. But it is still cruel to gather a group of people together and to then leave them without even saying goodbye. Ending your show on a sour midseason cutoff without so much as a cliffhanger. And this is where I am going to start explaining the flaws in the system that was "The O.W.L.S.:

It starts with the pull into the roleplay. The motivation for those of use that played along in the game. Different motivations all around but ultimately the big carrot put in front of all the players was some form of "monetary" gain. I put it in quotes because most of what was promised/ already handed out was not cash but offers that cost some form of real world tender. Either in the form of a open whitelist, a pizza, discord nitro, or money to use to buy Harry Potter merchandise. There was no reason for anyone to join for a real roleplay experience. To be honest, it wasn't really roleplay for me until I, out of habit, started to add things like -Yeets study guide in general direction.- Once the headmaster started to play along with my antics it was fun. I was fully pulled into the emersion of the exams. As I said I "wrote in the margins" and I "added some sass to questions I felt were not worded well enough." It wasn't about the gain, it was about the experience. Now, I won't sit here and lie telling you I didn't want to have a whitelist bought, I openly talked about what I was thinking of getting. I was openly talking about how I was planning to try and get a second one instead of pizza. I was fine with taking this strangers money, despite it feeling wrong that it had to be offered. Money is tight, I'm sure a lot of people here can understand that. And I'm sure a lot of people can understand that being the reason that the headmaster might of left all of us without a word. But if money was an issue you could of said so. You were not contractually obligated to give any of us anything. Yeah, it wouldn't of looked good but neither would complaining that stranger didn't buy you a thing because you did some homework.

The second thing that I felt was wrong with the exams is a combination of miscommunication/misrepresentation and marketing tactics. The whole of the exams, not just the O.W.L.S. were poorly handled in both aspects. As mentioned, money was the big carrot. And it was mostly shown in the form of a "brag" where one of the players had gained something of about 80 USD. It was often used to show the headmaster meant what was said about giving the things that were offered. But there was problems before the big test, namely in the smaller exams that offered a prize of pizza and discord nitro. Starting with a collective goal with everyone getting a prize and changing either in percentage for the collective to eventually changing to individual achievement. All over the span of a week. As one discord user had stated, "the goal was changing and the collective of players were mice in a maze where the goal was constantly moving, destined to starve in search of the cheese." Oh how right that user was, it would seem. All of this, mind you, was taking place on discord. Outside of the view of a large portion of the community. Most people did not know about the exams or their value and so most did not have the means to participate once they realized something was happening. Not to mention the date, as another user had stated, they did not realize the main exam was being held from Sept. 30 to Oct 2nd. Extended to the 3rd on request of one student that was echoed by others. The original starting date was for, if I remember right, the 9th of October. It was only really advertised on Discord so only those that were active on the SBS Hogwarts discord knew about it in advance with the only mention of it outside of the discord was on the forums. Once a month before the original date for the exam still saying they were to take place on the 9th Oct. Second on the new starting date of the 30th of Sept. with links on where the exams were located. And a third time, here, where the results took place. The turn out was a lot lower than I believe the headmaster wanted as the prizes were to the top ten and only eight people had results, three of which was under passing grade. Not to mention the moment less than two weeks before the exams new starting date, the headmaster was talking about rage quitting the whole thing in a thread with a select few from the discord of the server. Something I personally didn't see till after I finished my exams.

And the final issue that I personally had against the exams were the exams themselves. Before the main exam was to start a study guide was being made, I had the pleasure of watching one person watch in horror as the number of pages grew quickly from 50 or so pages to over 100 pages of resource material. But it was pointless as the majority of the O.W.L.S. had their parts of the study guide pasted into the exams themselves. Effectively making it an open book test with all the answers in front of you. On top of that there was one class, Accoutrements, that had no study guide material at all. The only thing we learned about it was that the questions were from a book the headmaster owns and its contents were not given to us to use or study beforehand. It was only after a number of us noticed this that the exam was taken out of the lineup. As for the other problems, as I had stated, in character I sassed the headmaster with my answers. Several of the questions were poorly written, leaving them open to interpretation. A handful were questions based on our own personal thoughts or reactions to situations, and one of them was wrong on the answer guide. It wasn't until it was pointed out not once but at least three times that it was changed. The final time being, again from myself, after the headmaster had messaged me privately to let me know how grading was doing on my test and commented on the one that I had wrong. Where I had to explain to him, and show him the proof from his own study guide, that I was not wrong with my answer. Prompting him to have to go back and change the answer for everyone. I was not kind to the headmaster in those exams, and I am not kind now, they were fun but flawed.

For those that took the exams, I'm sorry if you are feeling some sort of anger towards this. You were promised something that we all should of just assumed wasn't going to come. My only hope is that you had some enjoyment from it all. Like it or hate it, it was a fun little piece of roleplay. I only hope in writing this that it might do one of two things. One, get the headmaster to at least understand that it was very... uncool, to gather us all only to vanish as if nothing had happened. Or two, to those that do read all this. If you are going to do an event, either as a normal player or someone who is or wants to be a staff member (gamemaker/mod/admin) do not just dip in the middle or the very end before you are finished with what you told people you are going to do. If you tell people it's going to happen, do what you can to make it happen, or explain why it can't happen. 

TL;DR Don't promise something unless you are ready to either give it out or are ready to be dragged down for it.
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Shiggy worded this perfectly, don't start something with prizes and promises then dip at the end. Trust was built when two homework prizes were actually given. If someone were to do O.W.L exams again, consider making your own material(with correct answers) and having more time for exams as it was a short amount of time given people have school, jobs, whatever else.
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Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

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(10-10-2021, 01:08 PM)[red] Tyr Wrote: Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

imagine expecting some random guy off of gmod to buy 20+ people vip for $30 and pay for a pizza to be delivered to their house
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(10-10-2021, 01:23 PM)Jerome Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 01:08 PM)[red] Tyr Wrote: Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

imagine expecting some random guy off of gmod to buy 20+ people vip for $30 and pay for a pizza to be delivered to their house

No need to imagine that's all the 7 fools who thought he was being fr voldetongue
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Personally, I believe that he would have, especially when the dude handed me 12 months of nitro, costing like $100 for completing a homework. It was incredibly selfless and I'm grateful, but I always thought that it was too selfless, like as if there was something wrong with how this dude was just handing out so much expensive stuff.

But the dude posted he was considering leaving because of being unable to handle classes which are not into the serious lore teachings of Harry Potter, I guess something just got to him and hit the final nail in the head.

It's a dick move to leave when the exams just finished, but at the same time, you didn't pay anything to take them, the only thing you contributed was your time, willingly. Expecting a guaranteed prize was foolish, especially when it costs so much.

You don't know what came up, but this dude was experiencing shit man I just feel it, he put in a lotta time for the study guide, exams and handing out prizes, but in game he was hailed on for it, that shit hurts.

(I would also like to point out, "Headmaster Christopher Wright" randomly DM'd me over discord on the 7th of October at 4AM, asking me if I was awake in capitals, I responded when I woke up stating I was asleep, and he never responded back to me.)
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(10-10-2021, 01:23 PM)Jerome Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 01:08 PM)[red] Tyr Wrote: Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

Imagine falling for this shit and getting your time wasted voldehappy  voldehappy voldehappy

imagine expecting some random guy off of gmod to buy 20+ people vip for $30 and pay for a pizza to be delivered to their house

Wait what, so no pizzas? Then why did he ask me for my SSN, TIN, ID, Address, Credit Card Information and full legal name?
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