Long-time community member Mac_Fife recently announced the release of his latest project, D'ni Sphider, an exciting tool for D'niverse archivists, historians and anyone else interested in learning more about the D'ni and their worlds. It consists of a search engine (powered by the open source Sphider web spider and search engine) capable of finding information spread across the various Myst and Uru websites using no more than a few keywords (think Google for Myst, Uru and anything else related to Cyan Worlds, the difference being that results are guaranteed to be relevant to the D'niverse). Read more
It's with great regret that we must announce that DimensionTravelerCalum has decided to hang up his hat and move on to bigger and better things. Before he goes, however, he would like to turn the reins of Heritage Night over to someone who is keen on continuing the tradition.
For those not in the know about Heritage Night, it's a semi-regular get-together created by Carl Palmner for the purpose of retelling various events from the multiple D'ni restoration efforts, such as Prologue, MOUL, etc, for those that didn't get to be there. These recountings are usually told by explorers who were present during those events and are usually held in the Ages/areas in question. Soon, the responsibility was passed to DTC, who has continued presiding over the acclaimed informative meetings ever since.
If anyone is genuinely interested in continuing Cal's great work, there are many ways to get in touch with him on HN's Contact Page.
pesterChum/MSPA forums: researcherWisemon
MOULa: KI# 203751 (DimensionTravelerCalum)
FanFiction.Net: UruExplorer DTC
DeviantArt: CalumTraveler Read more
Another All Guilds Meeting has ended, and despite some technical difficulties with Doobes and Lyrositor needing to take over moderating duties at the last minute, the event went as smoothly as it could. We have the usual raw and cleansed chatlogs for you, as well as a summary of what took place:
The Open Cave
Mystler took the stage to announce that TOC is celebrating their anniversary by having another Gahreesen Wall Tournament! It will be held on TOC shard on Friday, August 23rd at 13:00 KI time (7PM UTC). Everyone will meet in the Contest Hood a half-hour beforehand and link to Gahreesen from there. For instructions on installing The Open Cave shard, refer to their site.
Guild of Statues
The GoS announced that they will be hosting a "Day of Statues" party in the near future, an event where you can transform yourself into a statue. Date and time TBD, so check here for updates.
OpenUru.org Read more
[SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the MOULa server outage, the party has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 4th. Should something happen then, the party will then be shifted to Saturday, August 10th. As we understand it, the schedule and its times will remain the same. Keep checking the MOUL forum thread for more updates]
D'nipalooza is fast approaching, and a tentative schedule of the music that will be played has been released! The event itself will be centralized in Kirel (with some activities in Ae'gura) and will start at 09:00 KI time on
July 27th, topped of with the D'ni Musicological Research hood conducting interviews with some of the various musicians in the cavern at 18:00 KI time.
The event will be broadcast over this site: http://184.108.40.206:6042/ Here is the full schedule (times may vary a bit) [UPDATED 7/24]:
0900 [KI Time] - Welcome to D'NIPALOOOOOOOZAAAAAAA 2013!!! 'Palooza Opening - (Rock)
1030 - (Cavern Singers)
1100 - (Ambient)
1200 - (Ambient) Dance lessons and Cavern Conga in the Plaza
1230 - (Cavern Singers)
1300 - (Classical)
1400 - (Classical) Max's Music Quiz in the Plaza
1500 - (Jazz)
1530 - (Folk)
1600 - (Country and Western) Max's Music Quiz in the Plaza
1615 - (Cavern Singers)
1630 - (Rock) Cavern Conga in the Plaza
1700 - (Rock)
1800 - 2000 –DMR interview and new music in Kirel Read more
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!