Hogwarts Legacy Exploring Hogsmeade

In Hogwarts Legacy, Hogsmeade serves as quite a vital area for all your buying needs from a broom to recipes this place has you covered. I would find myself coming back here quite often anytime I had enough money to spend.

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Hogwarts Legacy introduces you quite early on to Hogsmeade as a main storyline mission and sends you off to pick up some vital things as a starting student. That however only begins to showcase this place in all its beauty

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I would often find myself going to the Three Broomsticks. Not for Butterbeer but for missions. As this place ended up being quite the active little area for many side characters that I would end up interacting with.

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One fun thing I would often do is just go around the town taking a look at the outside of a building. Such as Zonko’s. The outside made it look like the entire place could just blow up at any moment.

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One thing that I found quite amazing is that most areas I not only could walk into. They felt rather lived in. Quite a lot of the shops were connected to a house that the owner of the shop you would believe would have lived in. In addition, there were a lot of homes, in general, to check out.

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Even the back alleyways of this place felt like someone put some time into making them. I was also on high alert looking for field guide pages that would often give you some insight into what you were even looking at.

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While not all shops I would find useful and some of them you could not buy anything from. You were able to get quite a lot of important things. Such as potion recipes and ingredients at J. Pippin’s Potions. Some of these places I don’t quite recall ever being in the books you do however need them in the game.

Like a lot of the things you could buy, I found them to be quite expensive. While the potion ingredients were not that bad if you needed something like Troll Bogeys for a mission and could not kill a troll yet yourself. The cost of 100 would require the selling of at least two pieces of common armor to afford it.

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While you would think I’d be spending most of my money at the joke shop. That would not be the case. Instead, just about every Galleon I had would be spent at Tomes and Scrolls that sold all the conjuration spellcrafts I would need for the Room of Requirement. I’ll be going into quite some detail about that room in another post.

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That was not the only place I would spend money at either. Another big one was The magic Neep among some other ingredient shops. They sold seed packets I needed to grow my plants. When I first found the place I was too broke to even buy my first plant.

One thing I was a bit disappointed by that restricted quite heavy how much money I had was the fact I could not sell ingredients. I was just stuck selling any armor I was not going to use anymore and the small amount of Galleons I could find

There were also only Galleons in this game. They did not have smaller currencies. I suppose those might be a bit confusing for those that never read the books. Although that would have been a nice touch to have.

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Not everything in Hogsmeade ended up being fun and games during my many visits. On one rather nasty visit, I ended up getting stuck for over two hours in Honeydukes. I never got to explore the shop as I would have liked to.

As I simply don’t want a repeat of the massive amount of crashing and performance issues I had within that shop. Whatever was in there kept me from easily getting into the menu to save so I could reload once I made it to the outside before crashing.

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In fact, for quite some time I would avoid Hogsmeade like the plague altogether. Despite how amazing it looked even more so at night time.

As it has to be responsible for over half of my total in-game crashes. Thankfully you can sell at many smaller shops found in a couple of hamlets and that ended up being where I would go every time my armor inventory was full.

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There were some shops I never spent any money at. Such as Gladrags Wizardwear. I had even forgotten he had gear for sale.

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I am also not that into spending money on fashion so I never went back to places like Madam Snelling’s Tree Emporium.

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One thing I was rather shocked by was how small Hog’s Head Inn ended up being. I knew it was small but I guess I did not think it was this small. I could never even see having any kind of meeting here.

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I also had quite a lot of fun doing a fair bit of looting in Hogsmeade. There were even a few places that had locked III doors that I would have to come back to later just to see what was inside of them.

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Perhaps one of the more strange stores I ended up discovering was Brood & Peck. They had some extremely pricey animal ingredients there. I could even sell to them any creatures I had. This was perhaps one shop I am glad we can’t smell.

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There was also a bit of a back area of Hogsmeade. Where it was not so crammed with stuff. Some of the places back there gave me the creeps!

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Hogsmeade ended up being quite a massive place. One that I would sometimes return just to see what new things I could discover. Along with spending any money, I had at the time.


Screenshots were taken and content was written by @Enjar about Hogwarts Legacy.