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  1. Here is the summary for November’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! Contents Fan Ages Touring Club Mysterium news Deep City Lecture D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights The Waterlogged Relto Book Minkata Miscellanea Fan Ages Touring Club Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. In October they started a new cycle, visiting the very first ages (at least those still around) released in 2005: First Age of Dustin, Eder Rilteh Inaltahv, Galamay, Atlantis Outpost, Niveerah. In November, the plan is to visit more of these early ages, then Pre-Swaltu, Janga, and outline the concept behind Ahra Pahts. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after. After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite). A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section. Mysterium News Event submissions are now open: T-shirt designs until February 20, Events until May 22, Writing & Artworks until July 31. There will not be Pins submissions, because the Committee still has those submitted for 2020 and will use those. They also launched a new section in the Mysterium Discord server called Creativity Prompts: periodically they will post a topic and invite everyone to submit any creative works you can come up with. Music, fanfics, costume designs, etc. are all welcome. The only requirements are that it must incorporate the posted topic, and somehow be related to Cyan’s games (including Obduction, and Cyan Ventures like Zed). The inaugural topic is Giving Thanks – not necessarily related to Thanksgiving, any expression of gratitude fits the requirements. The deadline for this Prompt is November 30 at 21:00 KIT. Deep City Lecture Former ResEng G.Buddell announced a lecture he and J.D. Barnes will hold on Sunday 7 at 15:00 KIT, to share with the Community some new historical information they have found combing through the DRC archives, about the Mee-Dis War. The lecture will be streamed on Twitch and on CyanChat, and will be uploaded to YouTube at a later time. They plan to hold a lecture every couple of weeks, taking a break in December to help with Lexember. D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn gave two announcements, one for the D’ni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. There are now three more instructors in the Guild of Instructors: shokhootahn Ana, shokhootahn Jo, and shokhootahn phoenixRisen. More about the D’ni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message! The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday–Friday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, and on Wednesday–Friday starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule. Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Story Night has started a special, five-part story of fan fiction written by Janai. After the Meeting, Story Night Europe began chapter 3, while Original Story Night began chapter 1. Then it will be time for the bi-annual Bahro Glyph Tour, visiting all the ages that contain bahro glyphs; some have explanations while others just generate more questions. After that, the Stories will restart from the very beginning, the D’ni story of creation. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT. For Story Nights – Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 15 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later. The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send r’Tayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list. Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. Recording of the Stories are available on r’Tayrtahn’s YouTube channel; however some hardware issues are preventing r’Tayrtahn from uploading the latest episodes. The Waterlogged Relto Book Calum Traveler gave an update on the saga of the waterlogged Relto book, found mangled by the Docks in late October. The book belonged to an explorer named Wayne Todd, who went ‘camping’ in an industrial area of the Cavern. He is fine, but did not tell anyone where he was going. Wayne discovered a facility that appears to be part of one of the D’ni’s ‘safety measures’ to prevent spikes of overfeeding the lake. The feasibility of restoring this particular facility to functionality is currently being debated. It was also confirmed that lake water samples taken at the area are matching the composition found at the Docks and elsewhere: oxygen and carbon dioxide levels are becoming more consistent, and the lake algae are definitely beginning to glow in sync. Tis means that the lake light may begin to cycle again quite soon, possibly around December or January, if explorers continue feeding the lake as consistently as they have been. Minkata Rarified gave an update about the OpenUru testing shards. Between bug fixes, client improvements and fan ages testing, they will probably release the next set of changes on MOULa in late November or mid December. A lot of work is still in the pipeline; during the next month, they will need as many visitors as possible on Minkata to help make sure things are safe for release. The KI bug is next on the list of bugs being worked on from Cyan’s end, but that too appears to be difficult to debug. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the Testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. Miscellanea A new IC forums for story progression, in the vein of the DRC forums, opened; it is hosted by Tweek’s Beneath website. Forecast says Serene will be getting its snowfall again, likely by December. November 11 is the Third Feast of the Maker, and the anniversary of Uru ABM; the 17 is the anniversary of Prologue; the 22 is the anniversary of the coronation of King Kerath. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, December 4 (Leevobro 7) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  2. Here is the summary for October’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! Contents Events in the Cavern Lake pellets Net2 errors From the Surface to D’ni Fan Ages Touring Club D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Mysterium news Events in the Cavern Minasunda announced two upcoming events: on Friday 8 at 13:00 KIT Karel will host a party onboard the Argosy, a beautiful ship built by Jaruku; sea shanties will be played on the music stream. The party will be held on the Deep Island shard; to get to Argosy, use the “Puzzle Ages Volume II” book in your Relto and link to Laki’anay. From the link-in point, take the ferry then head to the lighthouse, where you will find the linking book. You can find a video guide here. On October 31 at 14:00 KIT there will be a Halloween Party, in Mir-o-Bot’s Teledahn. To get there, PM “to teledahn” or “link” to Mir-o-Bot (#32319). As this year Halloween is on a Sunday, Radio Free D’ni will take over the music stream. Yoda will provide the creepy ambience with his special effects and the Nulp Dance Group will conjure the ghosts! Additionally, the Cavern Tour will as usual be held on Saturday 9 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. Lake pellets Calum Traveler first asked age builders to test new ages on dedicated shards like Destiny or Minkata Alpha. Next, he mentioned that tests are being held to restart the Cavern lake light cycle. Time to warm up the Er’cana factory ovens! If you plan to contribute pellets, keep in mind that consistency if preferable over quantity. Net2 errors Rarified gave an update about the “Net2 error” crashes. A possible fix has been found (there was a transcription error in some code that was adopted from H’uru during the last update). If the testing goes well, it will be handed to Chogon for testing on Staging and ultimately on MOULa. The Net2 error is particularly insidious to debug, because it originates from the server software; fan shards, including Minkata, use alternatives (MOSS or DirtSand) where the problem does not show up, and only the live MOULa server has a population sizable enough to produce mega-neighborhoods. The next scheduled MOULa update will happen late November or early December and will focus on (a lot of) fan content. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the Testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. From the Surface to D’ni Doobes announced that Descent is nearing the Phase 1 final checks, and Phase 2 will start soon. Once they will be sure the content from Myst V is properly converted, they will start building the rest of the path to D’ni. All interested age builders are welcome to help with the process, assembling a section of the path that lies past Descent. Calum Traveler already submitted a section between the caldera and the first cave, to make the first locations fit better under the volcano. Once Phase 2 nears completion, the results will be hosted on Minkata Alpha so that testers can examine and pick it apart. After that will come phase 3, wiring everything so that the entire path will be navigable without spawning. To keep updated on Doobes’ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. Fan Ages Touring Club Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they explored Kohdalan and Tyldalan, by Corvus, Wodan, Itep Edor and other creators; the rest of the month they took the Path of the Lost Ages, by Melvin, starting in Palamary bay. In October, they will investigate the mysteries of Alabaster’s Depths, by Dulcamara. After that, the main plan is to start again from the very beginning, a few ages from 2005, but they may also dedicate a few weeks to the most popular ones, either guided or free-for-all. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after. After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite). A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section. D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn gave two announcements, one for the D’ni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. Students are taking the classes at various stages of completion. More about the D’ni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message! The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday–Friday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, and on Wednesday–Friday starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule. Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Story Night has started the stories of the Restoration. After that, there will be a special, five-part story of fan fiction written by Janai, planned to start on October 23; r’Tayrtahn will be assisted by Axenna. Then it will be time for the bi-annual Bahro Glyph Tour, visiting all the ages that contain bahro glyphs; some have explanations while others just generate more questions. After that, the Stories will restart from the very beginning, the D’ni story of creation. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT. For Story Nights – Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 15 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later. The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send r’Tayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list. Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. Recording of the Stories are available on r’Tayrtahn’s YouTube channel; however some hardware issues are preventing r’Tayrtahn from uploading the latest episodes. Mysterium news The date for the XXIII Mysterium in Denver will be August 12–14, 2022. The theme will be Myst III: Exile, celebrating its 21st birthday, with a particular emphasis on Voltaic. Submissions for t-shirt designs are open. Favoured design will be those incorporating Blucifer, Denver International Airport’s demon horse sculpture. No announcements are expected at the moment about Starry Expanse. All we know is that the project has not been cancelled. Rand’s Let’s play was really popular, hopefully he will be up for something similar, along with Robyn. The committee will look into hybrid events held both in-person and online; panels in the future will have short breaks between them. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, November 6 (Leevofo 14) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  3. Here is the summary for September’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! A new moderator has not been found yet, so this time the meeting had a more anarchic format – and given the Net2 error situation (see below), it was the only way to get the announcements across Contents Cavern Tours Net2 errors, and Korman OpenUru D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Fan Ages Touring Club Cyan news Cavern Tours The Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 11 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood.The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. Due to the Net2 crashes issue, Mir-o-Bot may not be online, and the tour itself may be held entirely on Twitch. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susa’n (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour – but do try to arrive in time! Net2 errors, and Korman Doobes explained what is going on with the “Net2 error” crashes. They did not come up on the staging server because it does not have nearly the population that the main MOULa server does. The problem appears to be on the server side, which can only be fixed by Cyan, and is likely related to neighborhoods with too many members. In particular, DRC (67) Bevin has around 1000 members, and anyone in that hood is highly advised to move to a different one. In the meantime, this could be a good time to explore some of the fan maintained shards He also announced the release of Korman 0.12a, the age building tool by the Guild of Writers. This iteration adds goodies like grass shaders and random sound mods to the mix, as well as a ton of lighting fixes. It also introduces a self-contained platform called Blender for Korman. Lastly, Doobes announced that Descent is nearing the Phase 1 final checks and will be uploaded in a Github repository soon. Descent is going through a phase system a bit different from the DRC scale, with 1 being “Near identical to Myst V” and 5 being “Final Release for MOULa”. To keep updated on Doobes’ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUru Rarified announced, after the Q3 update that focused on QoL fixes, the Q4 update for MOULa will focus on fan content, and a lot is planned for it. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru forum or the Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the @testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. D’ni Language Classes Shokhootahn Rehn gave two announcements, one for the D’ni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. Six students are taking the classes at various stages of completion. More about the D’ni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message! The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday–Friday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, and on Wednesday–Friday starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule. Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Story Night has started the stories of the Restoration. After that, there will be a special, five-part story of fan fiction written by Janai; for that, r’Tayrtahn will be assisted by Axenna. After that will be the bi-annual Bahro Glyph Tour, visiting all the ages that contain bahro glyphs; some have explanations while others just generate more questions. After that, the Stories will restart from the very beginning, the D’ni story of creation. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT. For Story Nights – Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 15 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later. The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send r’Tayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list. Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. Recording of the Stories are available on r’Tayrtahn’s YouTube channel; however some hardware issues are preventing r’Tayrtahn from uploading the latest episodes. Fan Ages Touring Club Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they explored two ages by by Jhon J. Jaguar, Tentsahveet and the recently released Edereden; then two ages by Semjay, Terahgrahm and Zahlto. Lastly they started Koh-dalan, by Corvus, Wodan, Itep Edor and other creators. For September, the plan is to finish Koh-dalan; then they will begin the Path of the Lost Ages by Melvin, starting in Palamary bay. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after. After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite). A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section. Cyan news The release of the new Myst for PC/VR was mentioned, which recently got a patch that, among many fixes, officially gives the option to use the old FMV animations (except for the ending, where it was not possible). The original game’s 28th anniversary is also near, on Friday 24. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, October 2 (Leevot 15) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  4. The Guild of Writers released a new version of the age exporting tool Korman. This version begins the work of deprecating support for Blender 2.79b, with a new platform called Blender for Korman being introduced. Writers are encouraged to try the new platform and let the GoW know of any critical issue. Additionally, a significant amount of scaffolding has been done to support GUIs in the future, particularly around allowing a single object or texture to export multiple animations. Major features in this release: Added the ability to bake and reuse lighting in multiple exports. Added the ability to export multiple animations per object/texture. Added the Grass Shader modifier. Added the Localized Text modifier. Added the Random Sound modifier. If you never used Korman, or need a refresher, there are tutorials available. [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  5. If you’re having trouble logging in MOULa lately, one possible cause is that you’re a member of a ‘mega-hood’, one with hundreds of members, most often a DRC (xxx) Bevin. Typical symptoms are a long delay in linking or a “SetActivePlayer” error. This overcrowding bug was fixed in the last update for new avatars, but older ones can still be affected. DRC (xxx) Bevin hoods are meant to hold up to 20 members before a new one is created, but a server bug is filling some of them non-stop. It is strongly advised to move to a less crowded hood, especially a custom one. Here’s the procedure: keep trying to log in until you manage to land on Relto; once you’re in, delete your hood book on the Relto bookshelf, by pressing the square tab at the bottom of the book spine (a D’ni zero); the book will sink into the shelf. You can now create your own hood or join an existing one: to create your own hood – the quickest choice, since you can always join another hood later – link to the Nexus, use the book machine and click the book symbol in the upper left corner. This will Link you to a new hood (the naming format is ’s Hood); to join an existing hood, you’ll need to visit the Relto of one of the members and use their hood book, which they will need to unlock first by lifting the tab at the top. [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  6. A new update for MOULa was released on Wednesday 18, with numerous fixes and improvements. Thanks to all the fans that helped create, build and test this update! Client changes: Accelerate linking to ’hoods (especially with large memberships) {1} Add taskbar loading indicator (Win7 and up) {2} Allow numlock to function normally {8} Eliminate some client pauses (waiting on a network message) {2} Fix aspect ratio on avatar portraits taken in Relto closet {9} Fixed incorrect avatar placement when exiting Gahreesen gear {2} Flash for attention when paged & client not in foreground {7} Highlight mentions of your name in chat {7} Improved experience with some elevators & chairs (subworlds) {2} Release Notes no longer require magnifying glass {1} Unlocked the frame rate for silky smooth animation {2} Improved introductory video with better sound synchronization {10} Fix race condition resulting in missing Er’cana and Ahnonay linking books {1} Server changes: A fix to stop adding new explorers to an already overcrowded neighborhood. This does not fix the ones that are already overcrowded. {11} Content changes: [Added]: Add red butterflies to [redacted] {6} [Fixed]: Bahro stone dimensions and hotspots {5} [Added]: Double-sided pages for Relto book (less page-flipping) {4} [Fixed]: Improved experience with elevator in Kadish Tolesa {4} [Fixed]: Improved graphic for the GZ Pride shirt {3} [Fixed]: Improved multiplayer experience with Er’cana Harvester {1} [Fixed]: Sound effects for neighborhood fire marbles {1} Attributions: {1} Adam {Hoikas} Johnson {2} Adam {Hoikas} Johnson & Marten {3} dpogue & Adam {Hoikas} Johnson {4} Hazado {5} Hazado & CalumTraveler {6} Hazado & Sirius {7} Mystler, Adam {Hoikas} Johnson & Marten {8} Zrax & Marten {9} johnsojc & Marten {10} rarified {11} Chogon [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  7. Cyan has announced the released date for the re-imagined version of Myst for non-Quest VR, PC, MacOS and Xbox: August 26! You can (and should ) wishlist it on Steam, GOG and Epic. A new trailer in HD was also released. [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  8. Here is the summary for August’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! Thanks to Chogon who restarted the servers, on his day off too, to let the Meeting continue after a crash. Contents Events in the Cavern Cavern Tours A new era in D’ni OpenUru Fan Ages Touring Club D’ni Language Classes R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Mysterium news Moderation duties Events in the Cavern Minasunda announced two upcoming events: the first is a Caribbean Night on Friday 13 at 13:00 KIT, with hot music and cool (virtual) drinks, in Mir-o-Bot’s Eder Gira (PM “to gira” to him, KI# 32319). Eternal Seeker will provide some music. The second event is the D’ni Day of Dancing on September 3 at 13:00 KIT, in Mir-o-Bot’s Teledahn (PM “to teledahn” to him). Eternal Seeker will again stream some music. The first part of the event will be a show by the Nulp Dance Group, the second part will be dance for everyone. Mir-o-Bot will use his choreographing magic to make multiple avatars dance; if you do not want to be part of the dance, PM “ignoreme” to him, but note that this will apply to all the bot’s commands; there is also no automatic un-ingnore function, you will need to ask Mirphak or Minasunda. If you have an idea for an event and need help organising it, there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). Cavern Tours The Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 14 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood; new info will be shared at this tour! The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susa’n (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour – but do try to arrive in time! A new era in D’ni Doobes gave an update on the status of Descent, which he is restoring and improving for MOULa. Thanks to a few more additions and fixes from Sirius to the ZLZ Age Importer, he was able to reimport Myst V’s version with more usable animations, which will save considerable time with the animations. Using the DRC phases as model, this is the current plan: Phase 1: preliminary conversion of the old content (e.g. Myst V’s versions of Descent, the most ‘complete’ available for easy conversion. Phase 2: once the content is fully converted, changes, adjustments, and additions are made to help bring things more in line with canon as well as add new features, including content from the Intangibles (in Descent’s case, the best elements from the Dirt demo, the Uru version, and the Myst V one). This phase is also open to suggestions for not-too-intrusive explorer content, to get the community more involved and to show the Shaft as being well-traveled and with a strong explorer presence. Phase 3: wiring. This is going to be tricky as Myst V’s Descent has not been wired for multiplayer before; the hope is that the whole thing can be solvable either alone or together. Phase 4: testing. This is when things are good enough for proper testing on the Minkata alpha shard (see next section for more info); arguably the most important phase, as most if not all the bugs and inconsistencies need to be catched before it is sent for inclusion on MOULa. There will likely be an open call for any and all testers who want to go through the entirety of the new Descent to see and break things if they can, so they can be fixed properly; if Cyan sends any request for changes, then those will need to be rechecked once implemented. Phase 5: release on MOULa opening the path to D’ni to the general public! No deadline can be given, as this project will require all the care and regard it needs. Depending on how much lore and modeling work will be required, the path may need to be opened in stages, starting with a little more than the distance down the path as in Myst V, then gradually more and more until one can take the full path down from the surface. Direbo will also show up, but without the bahro bubbles, just a rest age; there will also be less ‘rest areas’ (eder tomahn-tee), as those in Myst V were only added for gameplay purposes. An alternative mechanism will be worked on to save progress along the trip. To keep updated on Doobes’ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUru Rarified announced, in the spirit of adhering to a schedule of quarterly updates to send to MOULa and Cyan, that they just completed work on the August update, with a great deal of help from Marten, Adam and other contributors and testers. A non-exhaustive list of fixes in the works is available here. The current plan is to put together the parts to deliver to Cyan’s Staging shard, where they should be given a week of exposure before the final move to MOULa. Some new visitors to Minkata have remarked on the improvements they have noticed, both to the client as well as specific locations. Community involvement has grown greatly in the past year, with different skills and talents coming together to produce content and fixes for the upcoming release. Testing does not guarantee every release is perfect, but ensures that all the major bugs get catched. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru forum or the Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the @testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. Fan Ages Touring Club Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they finished Alabaster by Dulcamara, explored Laki’anay (and connected ages) by the New Age Project, and began working on Tentsahveet by Jhon J. Jaguar. For August, the plan is to finish Tentsahveet. JJJ just released Edereden, the last age in his series; Korov’ev suggested to wait at least until it is released for offline play before holding an expedition there. Next, they will visit two ages by Semjay, Terahgrahm and Zahlto, to find out what souvenir shop owner Ella Darrington is up to; then either this month or the next they will begin the Path of the Lost Ages by Melvin, starting in Palamary bay. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after. After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite). A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section. D’ni Language Classes Shokhootahn Jo gave two announcements on behalf of shokhootahn Rehn, one for the D’ni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. There have been a number of graduations of late; shokhootahn Rehn would like to personally acknowledge the graduates at the September All Guilds Meeting. More about the D’ni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message! The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday–Friday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule. Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights Story Night will soon begin the stories of the first Restoration. These will last for several weeks, followed by Myst V, then the second Restoration, the diaspora and the reopening. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT. For Story Nights – Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 30 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later. The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send r’Tayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list. Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood. Recording of the Stories are available on r’Tayrtahn’s YouTube channel. Mysterium news Korov’ev reported some quick news about the convention: the location for next year is Denver, precise dates are still to be decided; some t-shirts are still available until August 15 on the convention store; those who registered should receive a survey in the next few days, which will be useful to plan the next convention; more volunteers are always welcome by the Committee, if there’s something you’d like to help with, please contact them. Moderation duties Korov’ev closed the meeting by announcing he is stepping down from moderating the AGM. He has been moderator for 5.5 years, reputedly longer than his predecessors; he feels the time has come to pass the torch, and let someone else take the responsability. The next moderator has not been definitely picked yet, so if you feel up to it, this is your chance! And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, September 4 (Leetahr 22) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  9. Like last year, the XXII Mysterium was held entirely online, on July 16–18, with the panels and presentations streamed to both Twitch and YouTube. Saturday started at 18:00 KIT with Rand Miller playing through Myst and giving some insights in the design process. One highlight was the medallion on the planetarium door. At 19:00, it was time for the discussion rooms, this year held on the Mysterium Discord server, and for the marker missions in MOULa. You can still get them by PMing Mir-o-Bot (#32319) or MinBot (#9292763) the command “sendme 10800192” for the Red markers or “sendme 10801032” for the Blue ones. While you’re there, make sure to grab the Mysterium shirt in your Relto wardrobe, it won’t be available afterward! Saturday started at 8:30 KIT with a message from the Committee, giving some info on the organisation of this year’s convention. The first panel was at 9:00, with some members of the Myst IV: Revelation team: Meinert Hansen (Art Director/Sr. Concept Artist), Brian Wrench (Actor – Sirrus) and Geneviève Lord (Producer), discussing how Myst IV evolved in its looks, styles and immersive design. At 11:00 it was time for the Myst State of the Union panel, with Eric A. Anderson (Creative Director) and Hannah Gamiel (Development Director) presenting Cyan’s newly re-imagined version of Myst before its release for PC/VR and Mac. At 12:30 the Cyan Dev Team Q&A panel, with Abner Coimbre, Brandon Collins, Hannah Gamiel, Karl Johnson and Josh Van Veldhuizen discussing what it means to be a developer at Cyan and how they adapted to working from home. At 13:30 the Cyan Art Team Q&A panel, with Eric Anderson, Blake Bjerke, Jeremiah Castro, Autumn Palfenier and Derrick Robinson talking about how the look of a game is established and what inspiration they draw from in designing worlds. At 15:00 Vincent Weaver presented his Apple II Myst Demake, talking about the challenges involved with getting a fully playable version of Myst working on an 8-bit system from the 1970s, fitting on a reasonable number of floppy disks. To learn more (or try it yourself!), see Vince’s website. At 16:00 Chuck Carter (original Myst Artist) presented his reworking of the Selenitic Age for Unreal Engine 5, which will add some new twists (e.g. the maze ship is now destroyed). The redesign will have original music by Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman. You can follow Chuck on his website, Twitter and Instagram. At 17:00 it was time for the discussion rooms, with two focused chats beside open discussions: “Unwritten Character Workshop”, about creating a character for the Myst RPG, and “Dancing with Annacat”, to get some exercise after sitting and watching streams all day. Sunday started at 8:30 KIT with a message from the Committee, giving some info and announcing the location of Mysterium 2022, one that will give attendees the true Myst experience The first panel was at 9:00, with Maxx Hirsch’s honors thesis “Finding Tomahna”, analyzing Myst as a product of American 1990s cultural movements and ideas, considering attitudes towards war, violence, new technology, reading, community, and diversity. You can read the full text here. At 1o:00 documentary filmmaker Phillip Shane gave an update and a sneak peek of the Myst Documentary, along with his collaborators Elana Bogdan, Will Cavendish, Rachel Kittner, Anais Michel, Katie Postma, Joshua Reinstein and Randy Woods. You can follow and support the development of the documentary on the official website. At 11:30 the Uru Worldbuilders Panel, with Eric Anderson, Mike Hines, Doug McBride, Steve Ogden and Bill Slease discussed about the original development of Uru, from DIRT and Mudpie up to the GameTap era. At 12:30 the MOULa Fan Development Panel, with Mark “Chogon” DeForest, Patrick “Doobes” Dulebohn, John “Marten” Johns, Adam “Hoikas” Johnson, Keith “Tweek” Lord, Darryl “dpogue/Paradox” Pogue and Paul “rarified” Richards discussed how fan developers and creators are keeping Uru alive and well, with client bugfixes, QoL improvements and new fan-made ages. To get involved, you can contact the OpenUru team (testing) on Discord, or the H’uru team (developing) on GitHub and IRC. At 14:00 the Unwritten Update panel with Veronica Hamilton gave some updates on the RPG and its role in Cyan Ventures, discussing the design and how it focuses on non-violent solutions. To learn more, visit the official website. At 15:00 it was time for Cyan Games Completed Rapidly, a round of speedrunning, with some unusual categories like Myst on the Apple II, and a few races. At 17:30 it was time for the discussion rooms, with no preset topics, and the Speedrun After Party, in which the speedrunners chatted with the attendees about the runs and racesfrom the panel. Thanks and kudos to the Mysterium Committee, who did a great job at organising and managing the event. Looking forward to next year! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  10. Here is the summary for June’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! Contents Events in the Cavern Cavern Tours A new era in D’ni OpenUru Fan Ages Touring Club Mysterium news Events in the Cavern Since Mysterium will be online this year too, the Committee will host a couple of marker missions in the Cavern. The meeting point is Ae’gura Plaza: from around 16:00 KI, Kelly C will be online to share the codes for the games. To get them, PM “sendme [code]” to either Mir-o-Bot (#32319) or MinBot (#9292763). You will need a calibrated KI; you can find a tutorial here. On Saturday 24 at 11:00 KIT, Nosila will hold a Door Run contest; everyone is welcome! More events are being planned for the next months: a Caribbean Night with hot music in August, D’ni Day of Dance with a small show by the Nulp Dance Group in September, and a Halloween Party in October. More on those at next Meeting. If you have an idea for an event and need help organising it, there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). Cavern Tours The Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 10 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susa’n (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour – but do try to arrive in time! A new era in D’ni Patrick (aka Doobes) started by announcing the release of Vothol Gallery, by Rustee, which like Tre’bivdil happened stealthily the day before the Meeting. The location in the Cavern is unclear, and it used to house priceless and valuable D’ni artworks. He then announced the beginning of the to restoration of the Great Shaft and the full path from the surface to D’ni. If all goes well, explorers will be able to start from the surface and work their way down to the Cavern, following the steps of Atrus and his family, although the elevators will also be activated. As with all these projects, no deadline can be set; it is a huge undertaking and it will take the time it needs. Safety first! To keep updated on Doobes’ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUru Rarified mentioned they have about a half dozen new improvements in the pipeline. Marten has been working on cherry picking the most requested, in particular the fixes for many of the problems when avatars are being moved through ‘subworlds’ (elevators, vogondolas, etc). The next scheduled update to MOULa will be in mid-late August. He also mentioned a panel on Sunday at Mysterium that will present how fan content can get to MOULa. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru forum or the Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the @testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. Fan Ages Touring Club Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Alabaster by Dulcamara. For July, the plan is to finish the visit to Alabaster; after that, it will be time for Laki’anay and related ages, by the New Age Project. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after. After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite). A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section. Mysterium news Korov’ev reported some quick news about the convention: The schedule of the convention is now available; As mentioned, the Committee will host a couple of marker missions in the Cavern, made available through Mir-o-Bot or MinBot. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, August 7 (Leetahr 5) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  11. The latest incarnation of Myst is finally coming to PC and Mac in Q3! Here are the GOG and Steam pages you can add to your wishlist, and the coverage by The Verge, Engadget and NME. Both the GOG and Steam Summer Sales have started; GOG’s will end on June 28, while Steam’s will end on July 8. [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  12. Registration for the online Mysterium 2021 convention is now open: all events will be streamed, and registration is only required to participate in interactive content. To facilitate question gathering for the Myst IV panel, questions will have to be submitted in advance, using the form by July 15. The usual live marker missions will be replaced by one in MOULa; the Committee set up a dedicated page for instructions. Three more special guests have been announced: Chuck Carter, Rand Miller and Philip Shane. A Pellet Avatar leaderboard was set up by Chogon, that will daily update with the global top thirty scores. The top Neighborhood pellet scores may be added later. Cyan is taking part in GOG’s Summer Sale, with 60% off deals on all their available games; the sale will end on June 28. [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  13. Just like two years ago, in a series of tweets Eric A. Anderson, Creative Director for Firmament, has released a very early Kahlo test demo, along with a slightly more-refined version from Parable. He also re-released the pre-DIRT Nexus and the Hector Cove demos from around 2000. Here are the direct links: Kahlo test demo v1 Kahlo test demo v2 DIRT / Descent Hector Cove [url={url}]View the full article[/url]
  14. Here is the summary for Juneâs Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! ContentsEvents in the CavernCavern ToursA new era in DâniOpenUruFan Ages Touring ClubDâni Language ClassesRâTayrtahnâs Story NightsMysterium newsEvents in the CavernRight before the Meeting, Mystitech released The Lost Art episode 12 âStates of Possessionâ as a Premiere on YouTube. Nosila will host a music program, âThe Times They Are a-Changinâ, about equality, protest and hope. The stream will be on Monday 14 at 13:00 KIT; the main location will be the Aeâgura plaza. If you have an idea for an event and need help organising it, there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). Cavern ToursThe Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 12 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tourâs Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susaân (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour â but do try to arrive in time! A new era in DâniDoobes started by announcing the release of Treâbivdil, by Lontahv, which happened stealthily the day before the Meeting, and relayed a presentation by the author: Treâbivdil is best classified as a modern garden Age. The geometric shapes and primary elements that form its core are described by simple phrases that are shared with a set of phrases from ancient training manuscripts discovered by the modern day Guild of Writers. The name, which can be translated roughly to âamongst everythingâ, reflects the combination of these very basic elements together. While the weather is generally clement, care must be taken after a rainstorm as the rocks can become slippery. Vothol Galleryâs release is not too far away either, and it will also be an unannounced surprise. So keep checking, you could be the first to find out! He then discussed the big news that happened just the day before the Meeting: the public release of the Intangible assets by Cyan, under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. The files include concept art, documents, audio and textures as well as 3ds Max files in varying states of completion. For developers, this means free access to complete any of the content; for everyone else, it means places like Descent are very likely be greatly expanded, and ages like Kahlo, Rebek, Katha Island and others could see the light of day, someday! It should be noted that the content is very unfinished, so it would take quite a long while to see most of it completed. As always, patience and Cautious Optimism are needed, but these locations have just become a little more concrete. Doobes himself has been working for a while on expanding Descent and opening up the rest of the Great Shaft and the path from Dâni to the surface. The Guild of Archivists is also taking a more direct role, in relation to compatibility with Uru lore, in the approval process for new fan content on MOULa. Doobes also mentioned that more client improvements and more fan ages will soon be up for testing on Minkata alpha, including works from Ametist and Dulcamara (not Elodea yet, but newer ages). To keep updated on Doobesâ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUruRarified mentioned that the Intangible assets have been archived on both the OpenUru and the Guild of Writers repositories. There is some new fan content in the pipeline which should be made available on Minkata prime for testing soon. Meanwhile, Marten continues to port the many user experience improvements, that have been in the Hâuru fork for a long time, to the Minkata/MOULa client. The next major update will probably be timed in late July or early August, though there might be an intermediate update before then, for an upcoming special event. Things to look out and test will be: fixes for subworlds (e.g. the Ahnonay gondola chair, the Teledahn bucket, the Gahreesen lift), frame rate unlock, general performance and QoL improvements. How to be a tester (click to expand)To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Testerâs Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard. To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru forum or the Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the @testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days. Fan Ages Touring ClubKorovâev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Lonirvan by Jhon J. Jaguar, Ehâko by Dâeux, The Cathedral by DenDwaler, Ahreesen Melin by Semjay, Kahntinoy by Rich, Fena Barel by Wodan & Hans. For June, the plan is to visit Alabaster by Dulcamara, which will take at least 3 sessions. After that, it will be time for Lakiâanay and related ages, by the New Age Project. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writersâ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korovâevâs Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writersâ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.Dâni Language ClassesShokhootahn Rehn (a.k.a. râTayrtahn) gave two announcements, one for the Dâni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. There are daytime openings on Monday through Friday; those interested should contact Rehn (see KI# below). Evening classes are not currently available. Seven students are taking the classes at various stages of completion; two of them are new. More about the Dâni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message!The Guild of Instructorsâ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on MondayâFriday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, depending on the studentâs schedule.Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.RâTayrtahnâs Story NightsStory Night â Europe is in synch with original Story Night. They have finished the story from The Book of Dâni; next week they will start with the game Exile. RâTayrtahn has been uploading the Stories on his YouTube channel. The videos are usually uploaded a few days after the live event. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahnoâs Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT.For Story Nights â Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 30 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later.The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send râTayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list.Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.Mysterium newsKorovâev reported some quick news about the convention: Meinert Hansen, Robyn Miller, Brian Wrench are the first 3 special guests announced;event submissions are still open until June 20, if time allows;the Westin Alexandria will not cancel bookings automatically, you will have to do it yourself via the Marriott website or by phone;the location for Mysterium 2022 is not set, the Committee will go through the normal bid review process.And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! May ended with the CavFunding at 94% (CavCon 2.9) and the reserve at 253%. There were no extra expenses. Population was at 40,360 (â304), with 1303 unique visits. Donations almost matched expenses. The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, July 3 (Leesahn 1) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! View the full article
  15. In an surprise move, Cyan has released the Intangibles assets under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. The assets include design documents, textures, audio, and 3D models for ages and Cavern areas â including Kahlo, Rebek and Katha Island â that were in the planned for addition to Uru Live. Some date from 2000 or even earlier! The assets are in various stages of development, but most are very unfinished, and never appeared in game for good reasons (some concepts may not ever work with the game engine). So tempering expectations is advisable For a short time, the assets were previously only available to a select group of fan developers who signed a NDA, and are now open for anyone to dissect or even fully develop. The Guild of Writersâ Hâuru Team is currently working on bringing the majority of these assets into their version control system to facilitate collaboration. The files are available at the OpenUru Foundry, and at the Guild of Writers (direct link) as initially provided by Cyan. It was also announced that Unexplored Branches â the expanded universe of the Myst/Uru franchise, authorized by Cyan while still not fully canon â now includes the announced Intangibles and also any fan-created ages or locations added to MOULa, along with the TRPG Unwritten. View the full article
  16. A few updates for Mysterium 2021:Meinert Hansen, Robyn Miller, Brian Wrench are the first 3 special guests announced;priority will be given to event submissions sent by May 31, or June 20 at the latest if time allows;the Westin Alexandria will not cancel bookings automatically, you will have to do it yourself via the Marriott website or by phone;the location for Mysterium 2022 is not set, the Committee will go through the normal bid review process.The Lost Art episode 12 will be released on June 5 at 12:30 KIT, right before the All Guilds Meeting, as a Premiere on MystiTechâs YouTube channel; the live chat will start at 12:00 KIT. View the full article
  17. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (9677 Leefo 12), in a ceremony held in Chiso Preniv that gathered around 50 explorers, Patrick Dulebohn gave a speech (a transcript of which you can read below), then unveiled the linking book to Serene, by the late Gary Andrew âAndyâ Legate. Originally made available on November 5, 2008, Serene is a crepuscular garden age, covered in snow and surrounded by tall trees. It was part of the Devokan Trust, a complex, vast fan-run IC/OOC storyline parallel to that of the DRC, with ages across the Metaverse in and outside Uru.[1][2][3] CalumTraveler dedicated a post to the event in his blog, along with a raw chatlog of Patrickâs speech and one in Serene, and filmed it. Patrickâs speech (click to expand )So once again, thank you for being here! Today, on Cinco de Mayo of all days, we celebrate another milestone here in the cavern. We have begun another chapter of our restoration. And it starts on a very somber note. We would not be where we are today if not for the intrepid explorers who came before us to restore their own little corners of Dâni. They first forged the path that we now are set upon … … and it is their legacy that will guide us into the future. One such explorer was Gary Andrew âAndyâ Legate. For those that are unaware, Andy is, sadly, no longer with us. He passed away in January of 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. For many years after the DRC opened Dâni to the public, he was a driving force in the early days of explorer-led restoration of the cavern. Through his works, I, as well as many others, learned some of the tricks of the trade. It is for that reason and many more that we honor him here today. The Age of Serene may be rather cold, but it also contains the warmth and heart of the man who diligently and painstakingly restored it. You will see it … feel it … every time you step onto the cobblestone path … take shelter under the gazebo … climb the nearby rock formations … feel the wind through the trees. Serene, as well as the other works he left behind, is Andyâs legacy to us all. In fact, everything youâll see in the next several weeks will showcase those exciting early restoration efforts by some very talented people. With that in mind, it is my great pleasure … and my solemn duty … to bring you the Age of Serene. This oneâs for Andy. May he rest in peace. Patrick Dulebohn places the Serene Book on the pedestal View the full article
  18. Here is the summary for Mayâs Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! ContentsEvents in the CavernCavern ToursA new era in DâniOpenUruFan Ages Touring ClubDâni Language ClassesRâTayrtahnâs Story NightsCyan and Mysterium newsEvents in the CavernMinasunda thanked Yoda and Mirphak for the special effects they conjured for the Dâni New Year celebrations and the Nulp Dance Show âMother Earth Dayâ, Eternal Seeker for streaming the music. On May 15 at 12:00 KIT Mabe will host a competition in Mir-o-Botâs Jalak, named Mabes Rebus. It starts with simple pictures to warm up and then increases the level of difficulty. The first to write in the chat what is displayed receives one point. A little surprise awaits the winner. Depending on how long it takes to solve the puzzles, Mabe will do a short show afterwards. If not, there will be a separate event soon after. Eternal Seeker will also take over the music stream for this event. Since Mir-o-Bot cannot be there, MinBot (KI# 9292763) will step in for the event. PM âlinkâ or âmeetâ to be linked to the event location. For more info there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). Cavern ToursThe Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 8 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tourâs Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susaân (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour â but do try to arrive in time! A new era in DâniDoobes gave a quick update about the age restoration project. On Wednesday 5 there will be a two-hour downtime, starting at 10:30 KIT. The first of a new set of ages will be made public soon after. These new ages will not be made available all at once More fixes are also coming. Some industrious explorers (including Hoikas, Deledrius, boq, estherbolik, Marten) have been working on fixing the unruly clock in the neighborhoods, to make it show the correct Dâni time. There are also some quality of life fixes to the KI chat: avatar names and KI commands are now case insensitive. So if you mistype something, you will not have to retype or get the âno such commandâ error as often. You will also be able to partially type an avatarâs name, then hit tab to autocomplete the name. If there are multiples, you can continue hitting tab until the correct name is displayed. You will also be able to hit the up and down arrows to cycle through previous KI chat and commands, up to the last 50. Aspect ratio and resolution corrections from the Hâuru client are also coming; fullscreen will also automatically use your native resolution, so no need to adjust anything if you choose that option. Lastly, a fix from Hoikas will take care of the overly dark Relto hut bug some have been experiencing when the windows are closed. Thanks go to MOULaâs server admin Chogon, who has been patient, understanding, and enthusiastic about fan content since long before the first big update in August 2020. To keep updated on Doobesâ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUruRarified acknowledged the contribution of Marten to improve the ability of adding fixes and improvements to the client in a timely fashion. He put out a call for fans to list their most wanted improvements to the client interface and behavior. If you have input of that kind, you should post on the OpenUru Discord channels #hood or #dev; an item high on the list is the frame rate unlock. Rarified is still working to bring the MOUL/Minkata client synchronized with the work from the GoW/Hâuru team. The Minkata client is now much easier to build than before. Within a week of freezing all the parts for the May 5 update, they have already started testing another new age. Those who dabbled with age creation before, but put things on the shelf because it looked like it never would happen, this is the best time to come back! Fan Ages Touring ClubKorovâev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Shorah Pahts by Jhon J. Jaguar and Elsewhere by Denost. For April, the plan is to finish Elsewhere, then visit Lonirvan by Jhon J. Jaguar, and later revisit Cathedral by DenDwaler. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writersâ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korovâevâs Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).A gallery of fan Ages with some details is available on the Writersâ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.Dâni Language ClassesShokhootahn Rehn (a.k.a. râTayrtahn) gave two announcements, one for the Dâni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. There are daytime openings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; those interested should contact Rehn (see KI# below). Evening classes are not currently available. Seven students are taking the classes at various stages of completion. More about the Dâni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message!The Guild of Instructorsâ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00 KIT, depending on the studentâs schedule.Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.RâTayrtahnâs Story NightsStory Night â Europe is in synch with original Story Night. They are about halfway through the story from The Book of Dâni. RâTayrtahn has been uploading the Stories on his YouTube channel. The videos are usually uploaded a few days after the live event. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahnoâs Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT.For Story Nights â Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 30 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later.The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send râTayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list.Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.Cyan and Mysterium newsKorovâev reported some quick news, covered in a separate post. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, June 5 (Leebro 8) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! View the full article
  19. The new channel #cipher-discussions was opened on the Cyan Chat Discord server, to discuss the codes and ciphers that are showing up more and more frequently within communication from Cyan.Firmament update #35 introduced concept artist Rick Campana, and gave a glipse in the game design iteration.A vinyl release of the Myst soundtrack is now available on Fangamer, including never-before-seen documents, photographs, maps, artifacts, and a recording of Atrus within the Starry Expanse. The first run has already sold out, but a second one will come soon.The Mysterium committee has announced that the 2021 convention will be again held exclusively online. Those who already registered will be refunded. Most likely, the online convention will be held as a mix of Zoom, Discord, Twitch and Youtube, like last year. View the full article
  20. A few days after the 10th anniversary of Hâuru/Plasma, the Guild of Writers Hâuru team has released the latest version of the Gehn shard with Gehn.28! This update was a long time in the making, and as such there are a host of new fixes and additions, including: Add /roll command for rolling n-sided die/diceAdd latest revisions of all fan Ages from DoobesAllow KI commands to match player names without regard to caseChange out most of the gutsFix /p KI command to not be case sensitiveFix Erâcana harvester position issues if Age empties while in motionFix issue whereby the bahro would fill the server error log with nonsense if they were smoking in ReltoFix many goofy colliders in several Ages, especially AeâguraFix many memory leaksFix Neighborhood clock globe animationFix Relto hut dark modeFix remote players not placing hand on book before linking outFix shroomie gate state being toggled (on re-link) if the power is offFix spurious noises in the Teledahn workroomFix working line obliteration issue when accessing chat historyImproved output of some KI commandsMigrate to publicly auditable build processUpdate from PhysX 2.6 to PhysX 4.1Update from Python 2.7 to Python 3.9Synthesize gravityTo get the latest version of Gehn Shard, simply log in to the shard as normal and the client will do the rest. If you have not signed up for Gehn Shard yet, you can find step by step instructions for Gehn in our guide to installing the shards. Congratulations to the GoW for another successful release! View the full article
  21. It was 10 years ago today that Cyan unexpectedly released the source code for the Uru game engine client and related development tools. I recall thinking it was inconvenient timing, because I was less than a month away from being finished with school, but right in the middle of final projects and exams when the source was released. Itâs funny looking back at all the excitement â and politics â and seeing where it led to. A lot changes over the course of 10 years. Sometimes a lot stays the same too. Our group of developers has seen people come and go over the years, and Iâm incredibly grateful to get to work alongside many of these people â in some cases for over 15 years developing tools and Uru-related projects long before the engine codebase itself was released. Itâs not an understatement to say that Uru is directly responsible for my becoming a software developer, and I owe a lot to these folks who patiently explained concepts and patterns to self-taught younger me. A lot changes in a codebase over the course of 10 years too, and thatâs what I want to focus on today. There have been almost 700 pull requests merged to the Plasma project since we mirrored the original source code on GitHub. Some of the highlights include: Replacing the Visual Studio 2003 project files with the CMake build system, which allows building on multiple platforms with various compilers and IDEs.Updating the physics engine to PhysX 4.1 which is open-source and cross-platform.Updating the scripting library to Python 3.9.Simplifying management of library dependencies, and writing new user-friendly build instructions.Significant code modernization by adopting features of new C++ standards in favour of custom implementations.Various performance improvements and gameplay enhancements, such as clipboard functionality and widescreen support.Lots of code cleanup to allow for 64-bit and (in future) native macOS and Linux clientsThis work has been a group effort, with lots of contributions from the core Hâuru team as well as numerous community contributions. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to Uru over the years, whether through code changes, bug reports, tutorials and documentation, or gameplay testing. View the full article
  22. Here is the summary for Aprilâs Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! ContentsEvents in the CavernGehn shardA new era in DâniOpenUruFan Ages Touring ClubCyan and Mysterium newsEvents in the CavernMinasunda announced the Dâni New Year 9677 Light Show by MagicYoda, on Wednesday 21 at 14:00 KIT, after Filâs weekly live event. The location is a secret: when the time comes, PM âlinkâ to Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) and he will get you there. On Saturday 24 at 12:30 KIT the Nulp Dance Group will host the Mother Earth Day Show, in Mir-o-Botâs Ahnonay. This will be the 5th Mother Earth Day with a show by the Nulp Dance Group and their 17th show. Seeker will provide the music stream for both events. Note that linking to and from Ahnonay can cause crashes for others; attendees are therefore asked to arrive early before the show starts, and to not leave the show before it ends if possible. If you arrive while the show is running, you may not be able to see the special effects until the following dance routine. Attendees are also asked to refrain from interfering with the scenery during the show, particularly by using the bot. An advice: the top of the rocks is not a good vantage point, as the show uses fog, which will obscure the view from above. For more info there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). Gehn shardHoikas announced that the Gehn shard is going to get an update sometime in April. The highlights will include the new PhysX 4.1 physics engine, the update to Python 3, a fix for the Relto hut darkness bug, and all the updates to Doobesâ ages that made it to MOUL. A new era in DâniPatrick gave an outline of the upcoming new ages. The plan is to release them on a very loose schedule so as to keep each a surprise. The first, possibly in late April, will be Serene; sometime after, a get-together will be held in the age to celebrate Andy Legate, who restored it originally. Next up will be Treâbivdil, originally restored by Lontahv; unfortunately the âdownstairsâ area will have to stay off-limits for the time being due to excessive flood damage. The third location will be a Cavern location: Vothol Gallery, originally restored by Rustee. A piece of debris from the entryway too large to move will be used as a support for the linking book back to Chiso. There is still plenty of stability checks that need to be done, so it will probably be the last of the three legacy locations that will be opened. Patrick also introduced Kelsei A. Taylor, who was a very big help in translating the Caltauc language in Chiso, and have been helping CalumTraveler with some interesting documents discovered on a location known as the Vertigo Cathedral. The documents are written with the Dâni script, but they are not in the Dâni language! More info will be released soon. To keep updated on Doobesâ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. OpenUruRarified updated the crowd about the two Minkata shards: Prime, where bug fixes, GUI improvements and fan ages are given a last test before being sent to Cyan, and Alpha, where new ages and features are first tested. More testers are always welcome, but keep in mind that (if you never visited fan shards) there will be spoilers for the ages that will be added to MOUL in the following months. Some of them will be added to Minkata Prime very soon. In addition to opening new areas of the cavern, volunteers have helped in improving the game client. There has been a lot of work behind the scenes to improve stability and address the issues of introducing new age access that had not been initially designed for Minkataâs server. For fan age bug reports, the best place is the #hood channel of the OpenUru Discord, or on the forum. Fan Ages Touring ClubKorovâev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Elodea by Dulcamara, Gavster by Calena, Denkasen and Canyon by Sirius. For April, the plan is to visit Shorah Pahts by Jhon J. Jaguar, Elsewhere by Denost, Lonirvan by Jhon J. Jaguar, and revisit Cathedral by DenDwaler. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writersâ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korovâevâs Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).A gallery of fan Ages with some details is available on the Writersâ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.Cyan and Mysterium newsKorovâev reported some quick news, which we covered in a separate post. And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, May 1 (Leefo 9) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! View the full article
  23. A few news from Mysterium, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 16â18: To help with the uncertainty brought by COVID-19, cancellation policy for registration refunds has been shortened to 45 days.The Triumvirate have put together a brief survey to gauge how people are feeling about this yearâs convention; the deadline is April 4.They are still accepting submissions for events (through May 31), activity book pages (through April 25), and the writing and artwork table (through July 1) for this yearâs convention.A few news from Cyan: In 2019, application requirement changes for macOS Catalina (and all subsequent macOS releases, including Big Sur) caused Myst IV, Myst V, and Uru: CC to stop launching. Cyan is still working with Codeweavers to make the games run on these versions again and will update everyone about the completed fix as soon as it is available.Strange Seeds, Unwrittenâs live stream, this month is moved to Saturday 10, 14:00 KIT.On April 1st they announced a revolutionary, never-before seen VR gaming experience called ⦠Myst Sayber! View the full article
  24. Here is the summary for Marchâs Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs! ContentsSaint Patrickâs DayInternational Womenâs WeekCavern ToursA new era in DâniKormanOpenUruFan Ages Touring ClubDâni Language ClassesRâTayrtahnâs Story Nights Saint Patrickâs DayMinasunda announced the Saint Patrickâs Day parades: the first will be at 14:00 KIT, lead by Thallan, the second at 17:00 KIT, lead by Claidi Song; in both cases the starting point will be the Aeâgura plaza. In between, there will be a dance party in the revamped Guild of Messengers Pub. Music will be provided by Seeker. For more info there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000). International Womenâs WeekKorovâev mentioned the coming week dedicated to the International Womenâs Day organised by Nosila: Sunday 7 11 KIT: Fan Age Expedition, in Deep Island, hosted by Korovâev [stream]. 13 KIT: Music by Enya, in Aeâgura Plaza, hosted by Radio Free Dâni [stream]. Monday 8 12 KIT: Music by Female Artists, in Aeâgura Plaza, hosted by Nosila [stream]. 14 KIT: Tracks played, sung or composed by Female Musicians, in Aeâgura Plaza, hosted by Root Beer [stream]. Tuesday 9 12 KIT: Ancient & Medieval Women Composers and their Music, in Aeâgura Hall of Kings, hosted by Ghaelen [stream]. 13 KIT: Relaxing Session: Ambient Women, in PodHopperâs Hood, hosted by PodHopper [stream]. Wednesday 10 13 KIT: Fil Live for IWD, in revamped Messengers Pub, hosted by Fil [stream]. Thursday 11 13 KIT: Female Country Singers, in Mir-o-Botâs Cleft, hosted by Seeker [stream]. Friday 12 12 KIT: More Than Mothers and Daughters â The Women of Myst, in Kirel, hosted by Owly [stream]. Cavern ToursThe Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 13 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tourâs Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube. The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susaân (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour â but do try to arrive in time! A new era in DâniDoobes was back with news about the restoration of new Ages for the Cavern. He mentioned the new additions to the revamped Guild of Messengers Pub: decorations for New Yearâs Eve, Saint Patrickâs Day, LGBTQIA+ pride, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas/Hannukah. Chogon already switched on the Saint Patrickâs Day decorations, to prolong the festive atmosphere. Chiso Preniv had some new lighting effects and, most importantly, fan writings: in this batch it was the Heritage Documents and the four part Activity in the Cavern chronicle. There is also a new commentary journal with some backstory and lore for the age. This is hopefully the first of many such fan additions. Any type is fine: stories, historical accounts, poetry, etc. The length of the text should not be a problem, but please keep any potential pictures to a minimum. A cover is recommended, but not required if you do not mind a generic one being used. Veelay Tsahvahn had performance and functional fixes, hopefully more people can now get through the age without it glitching up; reportedly it works a lot better on macOS after the update. For the next big update, three more ages are planned to the added to Chiso! Treâbivdil, by Lontahv, has already gone through the testing phase on Minkata, so it is pretty much ready to go. Currently, Serene by Andy Legate is being tested to make sure everything is working properly. The next in line will be the Vothol Gallery by Rustee. The hope is to get this batch ready to go by sometime late April. The releases are being spaced for Chogon and Cyanâs benefit, as well as the programmers improving the client. Thanks go to everyone who helped testing on Minkata, and to Rarified for setting them on Minkata. Every bug report helps, although for ages not made by Doobes changes are limited to purely technical or very obvious issues, to maintain the original artistic vision. To keep updated on Doobesâ work, check his blog and his Facebook page. To keep updated on Tweekâs work, check his blog and his Facebook page. KormanDoobes also mentioned the recent update to the age-building Blender plugin, Korman, which is now very close to include all the functions as the original 3DS Max plugin. For those interested in age creation there are tutorials available in the Guild of Writersâ wiki. More is planned for version 0.12, including custom GUI mods (i.e. clickable notes, or working machinery such as the Great Zero scopes or Erâcana ovens) and particle systems (fireflies, snow, smoke, etc). Korman requires Blender 2.79b; it is not currently supported on macOS or Linux, though it may run under Wine. You can keep up on the latest from the GoW at their Guild News section of the forum. OpenUruRarified reminded the crowd about the two Minkata shards: Prime, where bug fixes, GUI improvements and fan ages are given a last test before being sent to Cyan, and Alpha, where new ages and features are first tested. Treâbivdil and Serene are on their way to Prime, but more eyes for bugs and glitches are always welcome. Prime is also going to have a few user interface improvements added before the next delivery to Cyan. Next, he announced a support website he has been working on, one that more resembles a support ticket service for bugs or help requests (including e.g. forgotten passwords), to replace the MOULa forums that were frozen about a year ago, and not adequately replaced by Discord for this purpose. The site is still in the early stages, and Rarified is unable to operate it all by himself, so he asked for volunteers who think they might have time and ability to look at problems and send them to the right people. The help site is publically available, although requests may not get answered in a timely manner at this stage. Tickets can be submitted for both MOULa and the Minkata shards. So far two volunteers already offered their time, but more are needed. However, for fan age bug reports, the best place for now is still the #hood channel of the OpenUru Discord, or on the forum. A shared Google doc has also worked well in the past. First time visitors could write a journal to be included in Chiso. The third announcement was that Cyan released a set of images for textures used in Uru and Myst, available to be used in fan contributed content. The number of files was overwhelming, more than 8000. Rarified set up a browser on the OpenUru website where they can be viewed. It may not be up forever, but it will be kept up as long as possible. The original files are available on both the Guild of Writersâ and OpenUruâs repositories. Fan Ages Touring ClubKorovâev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Iceworld by Denost, the recently released Tsameti by Dulcamara, and began the exploration of Elodea by Dulcamara. For February, the plan is to continue the visit to the underground levels of Elodea. More about the Expeditions (click to expand)After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writersâ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korovâevâs Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).A gallery of fan Ages with some details is available on the Writersâ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.Dâni Language ClassesShokhootahn Rehn (a.k.a. râTayrtahn) gave two announcements, one for the Dâni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights. He is still putting things away after his move. He is, however, accepting daytime students on a limited basis; those interested should contact Rehn (see KI# below). Night time classes, however, are unaffected. Two students, Shineyjo and Sunvalor, have completed the 101 classes.Votahret ahâshem khebahrtahtahvteeom! One more is working on the final. Two more instructors have also been certified to teach 101 classes: Shokhootahn Aqua and Shokhootahn Nack. A third instructor is currently going through the certification process. More about the Dâni Language Classes (click to expand)Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 58324); be sure to include your KI number in the message!The Guild of Instructorsâ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session, currently on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KIT, and on Friday starting at 20:00 KIT, depending on the studentâs schedule.Last-minute changes to class times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.RâTayrtahnâs Story NightsStory Night â Europe is one story behind original Story Night. They are about halfway through the story of Riven. RâTayrtahn has been uploading the Stories on his YouTube channel. The videos are usually uploaded a few days after the live event. More about the Story Nights (click to expand)Story Nights are held in Tsahnoâs Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT.For Story Nights â Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT. On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 30 minutes after the end of the AGM, whichever is later.The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send râTayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list.Last-minute changes to Story Night times are posted on the left-hand imager in the hood.And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open! February ended with the CavFunding at 94% (CavCon 2.9) and the reserve at 117%. There were no extra expenses. Population was at 39,679 (â385), with 1375 unique visits. Donations were almost even with expenses. The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, April 3 (Leenovoo 16) at 13:00 KIT. Until then! View the full article
  25. The Guild of Writers released Korman 0.11a.Cyan announced a lore partnership with the Guild of Archivists. For years fans have spun up different websites for the different aspects of the gamesâ lore; unfortunately, over the years much of that work has been lost. Cyan is now formally committing to provide server space and support to ensure the Archive and other Archivists resources will remain online, independent, and ad-free forever.Cyan is hiring for Myst, Firmament, and secret projects:Character Motion LeadTechnical Environment Artist3D Environment ArtistThe latest Firmament update showcases what Cyan called âThe Glacial Ageâ.Two updates for Myst (VR) have been released: 1.0.1, 1.0.2. Try finding a secret message in the latter Explorer IwonK dedicated two cartoons to Myst: first, second. View the full article
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