I don't mind the Pottermore challenges that much. It was the Scribble Shooter giving me the most problems, because when ever I went to the bowling alley there was never a game available. So I'd have to wait until someone was done. Then it would take forever for the game to load. So I just bought the game, and it loads much faster in my personal space. So it's a really easy challenge now.
:^/ Pottermore.com is a project that Sony was already involved in before bringing it to Home. The other challenges all involved the Bowling alley, which is also a Sony-developed space. My take is that Sony's doing this in-house at first, to get the ball rolling. Getting other developers into things will likely wait until another season.
I'm looking forward to the next season, and to learning which new spaces/games are added in.
I agree with the OP, Pottermore is ridiculous. I love doing the bowling alley and sometimes the pool. I hate the scribble shooter. There needs to be more challenges around the entire HOME space.
Hum, well, I bought Scribble Shooter 6 months ago when it went on sale. I never could get into it. For me, the challenges forced me to try again. With daily repetition I now have learned the game and am in pursuit of full game completition. Those are some good rewards for $1.49.
I'm with the OP on this one. Ok some are having no problems with the pottermore challenges, but there are many who are. I myself visited 3 different Wizards Duel servers on Saturday, i waited for at least 30 mins at each instance before i gave up. The game just did NOT load, and i wasn't alone, most people there were having this issue. I have not been able to do any of the pottermore Wizards Duel challenges since the start, the races and charms work ok, its only the Duel that wont load. So for those days that require these challenges i have been unable to get my 300 points.
Fix the games or remove them from the challenges.... Simple.