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.
Some good news for those attempting to take their first steps into the cavern...or trying to regain control of their existing accounts.
Cyan Worlds, Inc., with the help of Mac[_Fife] of OpenUru.org, have restored the Account Creation and Password Reset systems! As many probably noticed, both of those functions have been offline since late last month. Since then, the company has been working when they can to restore these essential systems so new people can experience D'ni.
From Chogon's post:
The MOULa account creation and password reset is back ONLINE and ready for use (I see already several have created new accounts!).
Many thanks to Mac_Fife for allowing Cyan to use the account creation and password reset system that he wrote for OpenUru.org. And with his help I was able integrate it into the MOULa servers (which have a different account system).
And besides getting the account creation back online, we now have a more easily maintainable system than before.
Thanks for everyone's patience and support!
Many thanks to everyone that contributed to getting these crucial functions restored. Welcome to all newcomers who have been trying to get in...and to those returning with recovered passwords!
Some good news for programmers out there... the Guild of Writers/H'uru has once again begun to post new builds of the CyanWorlds.com Engine (CWE) for all to use! The public releases had to be stopped awhile back due to licensing issues, but the problem was recently solved and work has resumed!
For those not technically inclined, CWE is the game engine that runs Myst Online: URU Live Again and was released as open source over two years ago. Many of the fixes Cyan Worlds, Inc. has incorporated since have been derived from various programmers' work with the engine. In addition to the client, you can also download the Max 2012 Plugin for Age creation, based on the plugin Cyan used to create Uru's Ages.
The old builds had to be removed due to the aforementioned licensing problems, so a new thread has been started for all future build releases. For any questions, read Hoikas' original post and ask your questions there.
A big thank you to all those programmers out there who continue to improve and expand MO:ULa for us all!
Greetings again, fellow explorers!
As some of you may already know, the time have once again arrived for the much celebrated song and dance completion known as EuroVision!
This event has become a yearly tradition, allowing the myriad international members of the cavern community to gather together in the city and watch elating triumphs and harrowing defeats of the various competitors of this exciting show.
The event kicks off this Saturday, May 18th at 13:00 KI Time. Both the International Hood and the Guild of Sleepers have arranged for beverages and light snacks to be provided at various points around Ae'gura throughout the broadcast.
Let's have a great party, and good luck to this year's competitors!
Spring is here, and we have many reasons to celebrate! On Friday the 17th of May, the Female Hood is putting on a music and dance party, chaperoned by none other than Mimi Bot, with special guests Yeesha, the Bahro, and Jeff Zandi! All explorers are welcome, there's something for everyone.
At 13:00 KI time, (3:00 PM in New York, 9:00 PM in Western Europe), send a private message to Mimi Bot with the single word, link, and you will be transported directly to the party in Eder Delin.
Haven't done this before? Just add Mimi Bot as a buddy. Use her KI number by typing /addbuddy 21420380. You can then send Mimi a private message to transport you to the party; click on Mimi Bot in your buddy list and then type link without any punctuation.
More details to come as next week progresses. Read more
Famed author and field explorer Ainia, along with her research partner KathAveara, are launching a new project!
Having applied for research grants from both the D'ni Museum of Art (& Sciences) and the Guild of Cartographers, funding has been secured to support a moderately sized expedition team into the various Ages. This group, along with small teams of individual explorers, will investigate and decipher the nuances of Bahro script versus the Bahro murals known more commonly as "Bahroglyphs". This project will follow up on the work of the D'ni Linguistic Fellowship, whose records stored in DMoA archives were damaged severely sometime before the cavern's reopening.
Current job openings include, but are not limited to:
- Field Research Assistants
- On-site Photographers
- Linguistic Analysts
- Data Catalogers
- And others....
To apply for any of these jobs, to simply express interest, or to share other relevant skills, please contact the expedition's team leader, KathAveara (KI# 17967159). One may also express interest via a post in the corresponding MOULa forums thread, or contacting DLordofTime, the project's representative on the forums, via PM.
Safe journeys to Ainia, KathAveara, and good luck to their entire team! Be careful out there!
[NOTE: We were able to recover what was lost in our logs! Special thanks to Christian Walther, Korov'ev, and KathAveara for their help!]
Here's what happened:
Zeke365 spoke about the latest organized events to teach people about the various locations in the cavern and Age and the history that goes along with them. Along with r'Tayrtahn and Stone, they will be having th eir final tour of this season on Tuesday, May 7th at 22:00 KI time (with people to start arriving at the top of the Great Stairs in Ae'gura at 21:30). More tours are planned for the fall, as well as one or two that are during more European-friendly times. See more at the MOUL forum thread here.
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The Guild of Writers has been hard at work on their latest update to Gehn Shard, and today, they have released it for all to enjoy! The update also includes some new content: a new area of the cavern and another stained glass design for Tre'bivdil! Here's a full list of changes:
- Add Fehnir House
- Add Tweek's Tre'bivdil stained glass
- Fix Teledahn mining gun FOV refresh issue
- Fix telescope FOV insanity
- Fix many potential server crashes
- Fix more spurious apostrophes in age names
- Fix Phil's Relto naming
- Improve kickable behavior (the server no longer swallows ownership messages)
- Randomize Neighborhood stained glass designs
- Compound Inert Tessellations
To download, simply run the client as normal. Still need to sign up? Head over to this thread for the installer and instructions on how to use it. Congratulations to the GoW for another solid update!
Greetings, fellow explorers and surface dwellers!
After investigating the gossip of their movement around the cavern, I'm proud to announce the whispers are indeed true...The Cavern Today team have released a new episode!
Here's what Dalken Starbyne himself has to say:
What's this? An episode of The Cavern Today? Why, yes. Yes it is! After quite the absence, we at The Cavern Today are happy to provide you the much-belated Episode 9: Open Source. You can find it here, or, as always, you can simply head on over to http://www.thecaverntoday.com/ or listen to it on our iTunes feed. Enjoy!
Contents of this broadcast includes: Read more
A reminder: the deadline for logo submissions for Mysterium 2013 is May 1st! Don't miss your chance to have your work featured on a t-shirt proudly sponsoring everyone's favorite annually-scheduled fan gathering.
A short reminder of image requirements:
- Entries must be high quality (300 DPI minimum for raster images). However, vector images (.svg, .ps, .eps, .ai) are strongly preferred. We will also accept: .png, .pdf
- Please do not submit: .gif, .bmp, .jpg
- Must incorporate The Falling Man logo (link goes to various formats to use).