I truly believe having a Portugal WoP would be very well received by all Portuguese fans. The Portuguese are able to speak and write in several languages but we would appreciate the exclusivity for once (Portugal are often confused with Spain - the language is totally different and we cannot play WoP.es). We are a very faithful community and if we have a Portuguese domain we will be extremely responsible and careful for the community to grow continuously.
Other reasons to open a Portuguese Domain:
- We will have much more users if we can communicate in our language;
- We have the advantage that our language is similar to the Portuguese from Brazil language. We can have thousands of users playing at any time for sure;
- Portugal inspired J.K. Rowling in creating her magical realm (She lived in Portugal):
"1st - While living in Porto, Rowling was a frequent patron of the Cafe Majestic, where she reportedly worked on the first book in the series;
2nd - Not only do Potterheads believe that Livraria Lello inspired Flourish and Blotts, Diagon Alley’s premium bookstore, but that the incredible staircase gave rise to the elaborate Grand Staircase at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry;
3rd - There’s no denying the aesthetic similarities between the magical brooms in “Harry Potter” and the offerings at Escovaria de Belomonte (Brush of Belomonte). The brush store’s brooms, made by hand using high-quality woods and natural fibers, have a rustic look devoid of dyes or synthetic materials—just like the primitive-looking brooms in the series;
4th - Young witches and wizards at Hogwarts abided by a strict dress code, which called for a white button-down shirt, a tie (with one’s house colors), a sweater, dark trousers or skirt, and a full-length cape. You’ll find students in a near-identical uniform of a black suit, tie, and cape at the Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University) — the oldest continuously operated university in the world;
5th - Rowling may have named the house founder after one of Portugal’s most notorious rulers, António de Oliveira Salazar. As prime minister from 1932 to 1968, he led a dictatorship that crushed any opposition with a secret police force and strict censorship.;
6th - Potterheads will remember with a sniffle one of the most heartbreaking moments in the series: when Severus Snape blasts Albus Dumbledore with a fatal curse at the top of the Astronomy Tower, the highest point at Hogwarts, sending the beloved headmaster plummeting hundreds of feet to the ground. Many claim that the tower was inspired by the Torre dos Clerigos (Clerigos Tower), which stands at the top of an 18th-century church and serves as one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Climbing 225 steps affords visitors a dizzying, 360-degree view of the city—just like the panoramic vistas offered by the Astronomy Tower;
7th - Potter and his comrades spent a lot of time at Hogwarts Library, studying for their OWL exams and uncovering magical secrets. Keen observers have noted many similarities between this library and Biblioteca Joanina (Joanina Library) at Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University). Both facilities comprise multiple floors, soaring ceilings, large arched windows, wood accents and tens of thousands of books;"
I, and certainly any Portuguese, will be pleased to help building the website.
We can be a small country but full of magic.
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