Hogwarts Live Now Supports Custom Personal Pronouns

Hi Everyone,

If you're new to the game, you can create an account and select your personal pronouns. If you want to change your current personal pronouns, you can click on your character name on the top right of the blog and then click Edit Profile.

There is now a section called "What are your pronouns?" that will let you set custom personal pronouns if you don't like to be referred to as he, her, or they as well as let you change your existing personal pronouns.

These changes are new, so they might cause some unexpected issues. Please let us know if you find any bugs.

Why did I add personal pronouns to HL?

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of role-playing games to bring people together from different walks of life and we are taking this step to ensure that everyone can feel accepted and seen for who they are in our online community.

Historically, the world of gaming has been recognized as a space of escapism and self-expression. Many players create characters that mirror their real-world identities, while others use it as a platform to explore aspects of their identity in a safe and supportive environment. As I understand the profound significance of personal pronouns in gender identity, I felt it necessary to provide our users with the option to customize their pronouns according to their individual preferences.

From now on, Hogwarts Live players can set their custom pronouns in their blog profile settings. Whether it's he/him, she/her, they/them, or any other pronoun that a player feels best represents their identity, we're giving them the platform to express it. It is a small but significant change that we hope will reflect our ethos of respect, acceptance, and recognition of everyone's unique identity.

This new feature is more than just an upgrade to our game--it's a reflection of our core beliefs. At Hogwarts Live, we champion diversity and inclusivity, recognizing the vast array of identities, experiences, and perspectives within our player community. We strive to create an environment that celebrates these differences and offers a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy the magical world we've created.

I understand that with change comes a learning curve, and the Hogwarts Live staff is here to support our community throughout this process. Besides the pronoun update, we want everyone to understand the importance of correct pronoun usage and respect for everyone's chosen identifiers. Imagine if you changed your name and people kept calling you by your old name or worse, they called you by a name you find offensive? Many of us had childhood nicknames, for example, we wished people didn't use. Please check player's in-game bios or blog profiles and use their personal pronouns when referring to them in chat or elsewhere.

I also want to remind everyone that misgendering--intentionally or unintentionally using the wrong pronouns--can feel hurtful and disrespectful. I hope this new feature will encourage all players to practice consideration and understanding in their interactions with others, ensuring that Hogwarts Live remains a fun, friendly, and accepting platform for all fans of the magical world.

I thank you all for your continued support and look forward to seeing our magical community continue to evolve and grow in a spirit of understanding and respect. Remember, the strength of HL comes from the diversity and unity of its players. We are proud of our community and will continue to strive towards making Hogwarts Live the most welcoming and inclusive wizarding world out there.

Whether you're a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or still awaiting your Hogwarts letter, remember this: You are valid. You are seen. You are accepted, exactly as you are. Welcome to Hogwarts Live, the magical world where everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs.

Responses 1 - 3 of 3 to "Hogwarts Live Now Supports Custom Personal Pronouns"

Harkentoffin • Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 5:42am • #1

I guess I wanna know more about this demon slayer thing. Personally I would have liked my hero but I'll take it.

!Headmaster Danilo • Friday, June 23, 2023 - 10:10pm • #2

Harkentoffin, you can access it at https://demonslayerlegends.com/

I'm actually a huge fan of My Hero Academia and it was a choice between that and Demon Slayer. It looks like Demon Slayer is still growing in popularity, the was the deciding factor. Also, have been wanting to revive HL for some time, but not sure how likely that is with Hogwarts Legacy and people cancelling Rowling.

Insane and Aloof CecileGraham • Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 7:57am • #3

I like the Harry Potter roleplay world. I am not into Demon Slayer, but it is a chance for me to learn about something new. I would prefer to take my Cecile and the characters that I have created and will create from this site and roleplay them here and there. I know very little about Japanese Culture or History, but research is fun.

As far as Rowling, I do not feel the need to "cancel" anyone. I have lived as a girl and a grown lady. It is ridiculous to deny Anatomy. Nobody has the right to demand that everyone have the exact same opinion as they do. I don't agree with the views of most people. One must accept people as they are, then decide to allow them into your life or not. Pronouns are the least of the world's major problems at the moment for some of us.

I joined Hogwarts Live. At this juncture, I prefer this site. With time, I may come to like the other site as well. I like watching how the new site is coming along, but I like the improvements on this one, too.

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