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#121902 - 03/21/03 02:12 PM Re: More News about URU: Ages Beyond MYST
syd Offline
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Me laugh I'm sure I'll give it a shot just to see what it's about. Heck we got DSL for EQ plus my husband and son had to have faster processors, more memory, better video cards yadda, yadda, yadda for said EQ. I figure it's my turn laugh
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#121903 - 03/22/03 02:00 PM Re: More News about URU: Ages Beyond MYST
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WOW! Lottsa info on the telecommunications situation. Thanks! Looks like cable &/or satellite (if we cut a few trees down *wince*) will be the way to go to get Uru most likely. Cable has made it to many rural locations, including mine. There's hope that the broadband upgrades will come through that way reasonably soon.

Mr Lipid, you make great sense, but I think broadband, however delivered, is definitely the way everyone is going. Most websites take a long time to load on dialup, many more news/weather/entertainment report elements are effectively unavailable without broadband feed. Many businesses are coming to depend on it. Its not just the few online games driving up interest.

On the other hand, if the economy takes a real nose dive, it wouldnt take long to strip those features off most comsumer sites. Its still a gamble, I agree.

& Uru is the only adventure game online I've heard about that is available or planned that intensely interests me. For ex: EQ sounds too big & too demanding of my time. (I've been known to take a year to finish an rpg)
& I'd like to SEE Star Wars Galaxies but a tour would probably be enough. Trying to "live" in SW's fairly chaotic universe has limited appeal for me. I'm more like Aunt Beru than Luke Skywalker, ya know? Sims never interested me & it seems like most of the other games are based on combat.

But lots of folks WILL want to play these games & thats cool. Uru would make an excellent "alternate" premium channel for them too IMHO laugh

One day folks may play more entertainment than they watch. Imagine a 3d realtime "travel channel!" IMO Uru sounds like a well-crafted fantasy version, plus puzzles. heh.

Meantime, I'm still playing offline, chatting on dialup, & waiting for my copy Omega Stone to arrive.

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#121904 - 03/22/03 04:54 PM Re: More News about URU: Ages Beyond MYST
Kehrin Offline
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Registered: 03/11/00
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I'm most definitely going to play Uru when it comes out! I've gotten cable, and I've been upgrading my computer for Uru. All I really need now is a better sound card. Cyan's games are always so rich in music and effects. I want to relish that to the full!

Uru, Uru, Uru!


#121905 - 03/22/03 10:52 PM Re: More News about URU: Ages Beyond MYST
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Registered: 10/16/01
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I think I posted this once but it's worth posting again. I was getting a cable transfer rate of 1.2 megabits on XP and 98 from until I went to and updated my registry. I now get 2.2 megabits on both machines. My internet is much faster and my download rates are fantastic.
What do you see Crispeto? I see URU Live!

#121906 - 03/23/03 06:00 PM Re: More News about URU: Ages Beyond MYST
Salar of Myst Offline
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Crispeto, thanks for the url! Looks like it can help dialup people too laugh

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