The CAVCON meter, which measures the donation level for MO:ULa, has dipped below 2 for the first time since its inception way back in February of 2010: as of the 8th of July 2013, the meter is currently at CAVCON 1.2. This means that the reserve fund built up during the early CAVCON 4 months is now completely empty. In other words, if there aren't enough donations by the end of the month to cover operating costs, MO:ULa will not be able to pay for the month.
This does not necessarily mean it would go down immediately, as Cyan now rents MO:ULa on a yearly basis. However, if the situation continues over the following months, MO:ULa will go down, perhaps permanently. The others shards could keep operating, but unless a redistribution license is provided by Cyan to the various shard operators, new explorers wouldn't be able to play the game because there would be no way to get the game files through legal means.
If you have something to throw Cyan's way to keep MOULa running, head over to the donation page. Let's keep the game and the community running!
It's been awhile since the last major update, but Cyan Worlds and hardworking fans have done it again. A new build, 918, has been released for the masses to enjoy...with a ton of nice under-the-hood fixes!
Here's some of those bugs that have been conveniently squashed (as quoted from Chogon):
- Allow clickables while sitting or AFK
- Fixed various JPEG issues (see special note below)
- Free the cursor
- Fixed improper calculated initial window size
- Improved cursor
- Removed broken share from Sharper's Office link
- Fixed GreatZero stain glass to be random
- Avatar physics overhaul (affecting leaves in Kadish, rocks in Teledahn and much much more)
- Fixed pellet point stealing
- Fixed some security risks (ask a low-level NSA contractor for details)
- Bink removed!!! (The Cyan logo and the Yeesha intro movie will no longer play)
To download, simply start up your current MOULa client and let it download the new one.
For a full list and description of all the fixes, click here.
NOTE: this fix will also "break" the images of your avatars that display on the login screen. To fix them, head over here to download a program that will do just that (there's versions for both Windows and Mac). Read more
The Cleft and Below Live! (TCaB Live!) is a new story night that aims to bring new stories of the Cavern to the community. Join Esto and other fellow explorers as they rediscover the D'ni cavern and find new adventures in the city that breathes, every Friday at 23:00 KI Time in Kirel.
Visit their blog for more information.
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!
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!