Hello one and all! Doobes here, fresh out of the cavern and Kirel, and if you haven't been following the weeklong celebration that is ADBMM, you missed one of the signature events...an in-cavern question and answer session with Cyan Worlds, Inc. CEO and Myst co-creator Rand Miller! Just like our usual AGMs held in that particular hood, I bring a raw and cleansed chatlog for those who forgot/couldn't attend/were eaten by the lag.
Rand answered quite a few pre-submitted questions from explorers in the time he had. Some interesting points: Read more
Chogon has announced on the MystOnline:UruLive Forums that Cyan is ready to push the updates provided by fans to the official MystOnline Server!
The update will take place during the next Server Outage for maintainance, which is scheduled for next monday, February 13th. It will take a bit more than usual because of the update.
Cyan Worlds also has thanked all the people that helped with the Minkata test Shard because their work kept the costs of updating MOULa extremely low, so they were able to update even if currently the CAVCON meter is at Level 3 (but the meter hasn't been updated to see the effects of the Anniversary Celebration yet).
An interesting detail to note is that today it's February 8th, exactly 2 years after the launch of MystOnline: Uru Live again, entering the third year, and Cyan Worlds announces the update. February is definitely a very special month in Uru's history.
This is the complete list of updates that will be put on MOULa: Read more
Following word from Chogon about updates coming to URU once more, the news we've wanted to hear since the party last month is now official. Thanks to the generous donations from all that attended the CAVCON Awareness Party, the CAVCON meter is now sitting at a comfortable 4!
To refresh everyone's memory, that means "that donations are exceeding MO:ULagain expenses, and we are building a small reserve fund for future slow periods" according to RAWA.
Special thanks to everyone that donated to the fund! Here's hoping we can get it all the way to 5 next time.
And don't forget: MOULa needs a constant level of donations to keep itself at this CAVCON level, so don't forget to donate once in awhile! :D
In the past weeks there has been a lot of discussion on the status of the donations for Myst Online: Uru Live again and several actions have been taken to try and raise more funds and at the same time make explorers aware of the issue.
The Guild of Messengers organized a big party with the collaboration of all the major D'niJs and the most active guilds; Jaruku's Hood Group has organized a kind of lottery to win an appearance in one of their movies; and Chogon added the CAVCON information on the MystOnline Login and is updating the MOULa website.
All of these activities seem to have had a good impact on the current level of the donations: today Chogon told us via email that the donations have "greatly increased" since the announcement of the real conditions of the CAVCON. So there will be updates to Myst Online: Uru Live again with fixes and improvements coming from the fans (first thing on the list: Minkata Sparkly!) and if the donations stay at this level then updates may become a more "regular" thing.
So a big thumbsup for all the people who organized something and a thank you to all who made donations, we've reached our first goal!
We hope the donation flow will keep to a constant level (or increase!) for having an ever improving experience in MOULa.
EDIT: For major clarity, the Minkata Sparkly fix will come from Cyan and not from the Fans, but it is actually in the list of fixes.
With the recent news that the CAVCON index has been wrong almost since the beginning some of us have started wondering what could be done to increase again its level.
It was from a proposal by our fellow explorer Gahlen, that we had this idea: make a big party!
From the information we have, many of the regular explorers in the cavern have no idea of the current situation and some of them don't even know that MystOnline is funded solely by fan donations. So we think that there is a big part of our community that is not donating because they have no idea that they can.
From here we got the idea of a big "CAVCON awareness Party" and in the meantime we thought we could also increase explorer awareness of the various Guilds and other community groups. The Guild of Messengers is planning the party in collaboration with other Guilds and D'niJs.
We are trying to make this a 24 hour party which will take place on Friday October 21st, where the D'niJs will stream music and members of the Guilds and other indivisuals will distribute informations about the CAVCON and the many Guilds of D'ni.
We have already gotten collaboration from the major D'niJs of the community, like Donahoo, Lord Chaos and Dichromus, and also from the Guild the Writers, the Guild of Sleepers and the Guild of Healers.
The organization is still going on and everyone is welcome to help us in any way, posting their thoughts and ideas in our Party thread. We are still missing a location for the party, some hours of music streaming are not covered, and we would also like to organize some activities along with the dances and talks. Read more