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Korman 0.03 Released

The latest version of the next-generation Age building plugin, dubbed Korman, has been released to the public.  There have been many additions to this Blender plugin, and it is catching up fast with PyPRP as far as options.

Some key changes include:

  • Added a half-baked Plasma Light panel
  • Added Link To Age Node
  • Added option to export kAlphaTestHigh for draw order phailures
  • Added Soft Volumes
  • Added Visibility Regions and Effect Visibility Sets
  • Fixed a bug in which meshes would be exported as lamps
  • Fixed an infinite recursion bug with parented objects
  • Fixed a Python traceback in the Water wind settings
  • Improved alpha texture "ADD" blend mode

Installation is relatively easy.  Note that to use the plugin, it is assumed you have at least a basic knowledge of Blender and its workings.  There are also a few handy tutorials you can use to start building your own Age.  Note that the newest options have not been documented yet, but that will change soon.

A big congratulations to the many programmers who have contributed!  Keep checking back for further news on Korman and all things Age development related!

Submitted by: 
Guild of Writers
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Gehn Shard Great Zero Activation Event!

As was mentioned at the last All Guilds Meeting, explorers visiting Gehn Shard have been hard at work calibrating that version of the Great Zero.  It's been such a success, that Victor Haxman feels it's ready to activate fully!

As such, the Guild of Writers has invited explorers to gather at the Great Zero to witness this impressive piece of D'ni machinery go online.  Note that, if you want to be down on the "main floor" for the event (and not watch it from the small window of the observation deck), you will need to gather your green and red markers to gain entrance to the main chamber via the Nexus.

The planned event will be held on Saturday, February 6th on Gehn Shard immediately following the All Guilds Meeting on the MOULa shard.

Hoikas himself will be hosting a music feed.  You can listen at http://hoikas.com:8000/gehn.ogg

For those that missed out on this occasion back during the Gametap era, now is the time to see this rare occurence for yourself!

If you have not set up Gehn Shard yet, you can view details on how to do so at this link.  If there's any troubles, you can discuss it in that section of  the GoW forums.

D'ni Location: 
Great Zero - Gehn Shard
Date of the event: 
February 6, 2016 - 14:00
Submitted by: 
Guild of Writers
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JayRho Presents: Glenn Frey Tribute

Shorah, fellow cavern-folk!

JayRho has recently anounced he will be streaming a musical tribute to the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles. The event will be on this Friday, the 22nd of January, starting at 17:30 KI time in the courtyard of Ae'gura. Plans are to have a program lasting about two-and-a-half hours.

The music will feature a lot of the songs by the Eagles where Glenn Frey sang lead, plus many tunes from his solo career. This will also include some tracks from an early duo with J. D. Souther called Longbranch Pennywhistle (if a copy can be located).

Interested explorers are able to connect to the music stream by going to UruTunes and clicking on Scenes From A Relto. Drop down to the cavern if you can, and possibly discover a song or two you've never heard before!

JayRho looks forward to seeing everyone there!

D'ni Location: 
Ae'gura - Courtyard
Date of the event: 
January 22, 2016 - 17:30 - 20:00
Submitted by: 
JayRho
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Friday Night Dance Party

Great news, fellow explorers!

The Friday Night Dance Party is alive and well, with a sizable turnout both in mid-December and for the New Year's Day Dance Party. Many of the cavern's citizens had a great time, with quite a few staying later for the post-dance music.

There has been a special request for where the next dance party could be held, and JayRho has chosen to honor that request.  The next party will be on January 15th, with music starting at 16:00 KI Time. Future parties will be every two weeks after that date.

There will be both pre-event feed music starting at 15:00, and things will finish up with some post-dance tunes at 17:00.

The events will usually be held in Atrus' former prison room of the public instance of K'veer (accessible via the Nexus); each event will be announced in the forum thread. As usual, you will be able to connect to the music by going to UruTunes and clicking on the "Scenes From A Relto" link.

JayRho also wishes to extend a huge thanks to all who continue to support this event and make it a success.

Hope to see you there!!!

D'ni Location: 
K'veer
Date of the event: 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Sun Jan 01 2017 .
January 15, 2016 - 15:00 - 17:00
Submitted by: 
JayRho

Memory Lane - Part 3 Event Game

Zesty and Kirk of Xeniphers, with the help of Mister Magic, have organized part 3 of the Memory Lane event-game, called "Mission Im-Possible".

If you are interested in playing, you can send Zesty or Kirk a KI message in-game or post in the MYST forum.

Event Info:

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 KI
Starting point: Kirel, community room
Conditions:

  1. Ability to see markers, all ages finished, normal client or skydiving client. no combo or double jumps required (suitable for new players who have taken all green and red markers).
  2. Using internal clients or Magic Bots is NOT allowed!
  3. Playing in teams is allowed and even encouraged, but with a maximum of 4 players. If you wish to play in a team, please provide all your teammates' KI numbers and avatar names.

Five minutes before 12:00, the game will be distributed to all participants, who will then open it at exactly 12:00 KI, and when the word is given, everyone will start.

This is a simple game; everything that you need to know is written on the markers. Players will have one hour to finish the game and send a private message to Zesty.

NOTE: All those that played the 'Memory Lane Quest, Part 1' and are still playing Part 2 are warmly encouraged to participate. If you haven't played Part 1 and/or Part 2, don't worry - you can still play Part 3; they are not strictly connected. Those that have played the first 2 parts will have no advantage over those that haven't. Read more

D'ni Location: 
Kirel's Community Room (To Start)
Date of the event: 
January 23, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00
Submitted by: 
Zesty of Xeniphers

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