So what is going on? Some of you may ask. Well after 3 years of no updates I have gone ahead and updated the site in the hopes that I can get it to a point where I don’t have to update it anymore.
Why is this? Well over the years my interest in Myst/Uru etc has dispersed, especially in the last 6 months. DJC and I have always had a love hate relationship and my wife won’t allow me to get rid of the site completely. So I have cut a lot of the fat out of the site, removed a lot of the incomplete sections and am leaving up just the core aspects (game info, storylines, journals etc).
I’ve also changed the news section to just pull from the Guild of Messengers’ RSS feed to save some trouble.
I know the new site isn’t flashy, and is rather basic, but I’m afraid I just don’t have the time, interest or passion I once had for Myst/Uru stuff.
- Keith “Tweek” Lord (01/08/10)
Guild of Messengers - Delivering Uru News to the Community
To support a corps of volunteer journalists disseminating information within the Myst/Uru community.
Update 1: The Guild of Messengers will be sponsoring the party in MOULa on December 21st...with Doobes as your host!
Join us as we celebrate the holidays in style on all of the open source URU shards... just like in the "good old days" of Until Uru! We'll hop to one of the three major OS shards each week of the season. Get your avatars ready (and put your Santa hats on) for the Christmas Party Hop. Watch this thread for updates from your favorite shard administrators and guilds. A little birdie told us that we might even have a visit from the ever elusive large man from the north.
The Open Cave: Saturday, December 14th, 13:00 KI / 20:00 UTC (Note: This will be on the MOUL shard)
MOULa: Saturday, December 21st, 13:00 KI / 20:00 UTC - Hosted by the Guild of Messengers
For information on installing and troubleshooting each shard, consult the links above!
The Guild of Linguists will be hosting a series of D'ni language lessons in the Cavern.
The lessons will be held in the Guild of Linguists' Hood, in the classroom, every Saturday at 16:00 KI time.
Oenahzoet b'yim shemtee tomot! (We hope to see you there!)
EDIT: Obduction was succesfully funded! And Cyan reached their first stretch goal too.
With still 65 hours to go, Cyan's Kickstarter for their new game, Obduction hit its $1,100,000 funding goal! This means that unless people suddenly retract their pledges, the money will go to Cyan and Obduction can be made. It's not over yet, though; there's still time to reach the first stretch goal, which is to add Oculus Rift support and localization to the game, by raising the additional $190,000 required (for a grand total of $1,300,000).
Cyan has already released a celebration video, which you can watch here. Congratulations, Cyan!
For all those of you who have pledged through Kickstarter, remember that you will be debited only when the campaign reaches its deadline. Read more
Winter is coming...and so has another All Guilds Meeting!
Here's a summary of what you missed:
Doobes led the meeting off by talking about Cyan's latest project...Obduction! As was reported on this site earlier, Cyan Worlds is using Kickstarter to fund the game, so be sure to stop by and donate what you can, and hopefully, we'll get to see new worlds made by the creators of Myst and Riven!
Guild of Linguists Read more
During the past few months, there has been much speculation surrounding Cyan's secret new project; the speculation and excitement rose dramatically over the past few weeks, as Cyan dropped various teasers about its upcoming new game. The wait is now over, as Cyan has formally announced its latest project: Obduction, a first-person adventure in the spirit of Myst and Riven and financed through Kickstarter, with an ambitious $1,100,000 goal. Read more
InkWorks Productions is pleased to announce the launch of the Kickstarter for Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond!
Unwritten brings the surreal worlds of Myst and Uru to tabletop role-playing. Using the popular FATE gaming engine, Unwritten gives players the chance to delve into the depths of D’ni’s troubled past, influence the future of the D’ni, and explore or even create new Ages.
The D’niverse has room for any of the stories you want to tell. YOUR story is Unwritten.
The Kickstarter includes some fantastic rewards, including full BETA access, handcrafted arts, and, of course the book itself!
We invite you to become a part of Unwritten, and help bring the Ages of the D'ni from the video game, into the hands of players & GMs.
October's All Guilds Meeting has finished and there was lots to report, the least of which being that Doobes finally stopped slacking and returned to his moderating duties at last! As always, here are the raw and cleansed chatlogs for a little light reading.
Here's what went on this month:
Cavern Tours/Cavern Theater
Zeke365 and Stone started things off to talk about their planned Cavern Tours. They are still in need of planning, including a translation bot (which Stone is working on), but they hope to have something happen in November. Cavern Theater is still being put together. Explorers are welcome to submit what they have to zeke for approval (firstname.lastname@example.org). Events incorporating this material are still to be scheduled.
Guild of Writers
Hoikas came up next to mention that Gehn.17 was recently released. The shard now has 908 active avatars, and the group would like to throw another party at some point in the future (hopefully to bring that total to 1,000!).
The Wonders of D'ni Read more
Long-time explorer and member of the TCT team Esto Centura and friends recently announced moving into the second stage of their current project:
Assisted by veteran explorer Adelia Rosehart and her associate Laroon, along with newcomers Pantaleon and Midnightsun, the team has begun releasing the second arc of a dynamic adventure story called The Cleft and Below.
Here's what Esto himself has to say about this current project:
Sorry for taking so long in getting this out but we at the Cleft and Below would like to thank our readers for keeping up with us as we have shared this story with you. When I first started this project I never guessed that it grow as much as it has. I didn't mean for it to be a story. I didn't expect to bring so many friends in on the project. Looking back on it, I am proud of the work we have done and I am delighted so many of you have taken this journey with us.
The project team currently intends to release story updates on Tuesdays and Fridays whenever possible, along with a second reading of TCaBLive! looming on the horizon sometime in the foreseeable future. Esto himself has also revealed he working on a secret associated project with The Cleft and Below.
We here at the Guild of Messengers send the project team our supportive well-wishes on their endeavors, and look forward to providing the cavern community more info on this exciting project as it continues to expand and develop.
Stay tuned for more details as they are released!
It's been awhile since their last release, but the hard work of the Guild of Writers never stops; the newest version of their Gehn shard client is now available! The latest fixes include:
- Fix a noticable FPS stutter when adding a buddy.
- Fix broken Ahnonay sphere rotation when a human avatar goes swimming.
- Fix Er'cana control panel.
- Fix invisible quab bug.
- Fix some invalid visual states caused by Cyan's inability to type/spell.
- Fix some potential buffer overflows.
- Improve avatar headshot images.
- Prefill skinned vertex buffers (less lag!).
- Iterate cellular automata.
As always, to get the update, start the Gehn client normally and let it download things. If you haven't installed Gehn yet and would like to do so, here are instructions to get you started.
Keep up the good work, GoW!
The DMR Presents: Canadian Music - Hosted by Christine, Mouski & Planetary
This Saturday night, on September 28th 2013 at 18:00 ki-time, Musica wants everyone to know the D'ni Musciological Research Hood will feature the music of Canada - artists who claim Canada as their home - a wide diverse amount of talent to choose from! Three presenters will each highlight their own selections of artists representing this great nation.
Please join the cavern community as we listen to and enjoy some of the finest musical tunes which Canada has to offer. This is an event night not to be missed!!!