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 (email@example.com). 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!).
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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!!!
The Cavern Today, one of the oldest multimedia news groups of the Cavern, has released a special episode of their podcast for the 20th Anniversary of the release of the original Myst game (September 24th, 1993)!
This episode features:
- Cavern News with Dalken Starbyne
- D’Lanor – “Stream of Unconsciousness”
- Special Retrospective TCT Talk
- Jeff Wise – “Gardens of Bandam”
- Return of the TCT Mad Lib
The podcast can be downloaded directly from the TCT website.