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#275036 - 02/07/08 03:30 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Ti'chelle]
PolloDiablo Offline
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Gamenut, it was because of the time difference that I couldn't find anyone, not because the people themselves weren't willing to help out. I did visit the GameBoomers neighbourhood a couple of times but because I am in Europe and most GameBoomers (and most MOUL-players, I think?) are from the United States I never met more than two or three people at the same time. As far as I know the multiplayer puzzles required about eight?

The few times I did visit I did enjoy and as I said I would have joined if more games had been added to the European GameTap line up. The fee was, in my opinion, too much for MOUL alone.
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#275183 - 02/07/08 11:44 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: PolloDiablo]
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So, for the first time in my RV I have a fast enough connection to go online...as of 20 minutes ago. and...

Words can't describe how devastated I feel. sick

This is sorta like the MasterCard ad: I could list all the stuff I have bought or rented to be online for this best game of all, and yet the priceless bottomline eludes me...

Kate

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#275262 - 02/07/08 02:19 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: KateVa]
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I was thinking of you, Kate, when I saw the announcement. cry

Who would we contact to find out if there is any chance for:

1. New content issued on CD

2. Return of UU

I would think that there's probably more chance of #2 coming to pass--the puzzles that required more than one person would have to be reworked for a CD to be issued....
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#275521 - 02/08/08 06:44 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Jenny]
KateVa Offline
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Well, I suppose it ain't over til the fat lady sings...and since MOUL will continue for another two months with GameTap we probably will hear nothing but speculation until then, Jenny.

Here is the link to the Spokane paper. Rand is obviously thinking about UU.
SpokesmanReview

I will keep up my hopes!

Kate



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#275593 - 02/08/08 09:21 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: KateVa]
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thanks for the link wave
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#275675 - 02/08/08 12:13 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: looney4labs]
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I stopped playing regularly about the time all the tasks that necessitated more than one player came up. I like the option of doing things on my own or not, as the mood takes me. But I still think that it's a shame that UL is shutting down.

WW
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#275721 - 02/08/08 02:16 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: wysewomon]
Jenny Offline
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Thanks for the link to Rand's interview, Kate--I'm aware that nothing is probably going to be said before the 60 day close-down period is over, but Rand's statement gives me a little hope that some form of UU will open up...
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#275738 - 02/08/08 02:52 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: wysewomon]
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Originally Posted By: wysewomon
I stopped playing regularly about the time all the tasks that necessitated more than one player came up. I like the option of doing things on my own or not, as the mood takes me. But I still think that it's a shame that UL is shutting down.

WW

I completely agree. I don't like having to worry about other peoples' schedules. It's hard enough to fit game time into my own schedule. I also agree with ***Tabacco's comment***
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Uru had a lot of logistical and technical issues that I don't think were ever fixed, sadly, and that detracted from the experience. The worst part was that because the story arc happened in realtime (often during the workday) and wasn't replayable, I had to resort to reading about it on forums and blogs, which made me kind of wonder what the point was to a story I couldn't experience firsthand.

I'd hate for it to be gone forever though. From KateVa's link:
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"We are figuring out our employee situation and the possibility of running Uru servers ourselves," Miller wrote in an e-mail.

I would think they'd also have volunteers from their fanbase when it came to running servers.

Also from KateVa's link:
Quote:
Ricardo Sanchez, a GameTap vice president, posted an online message saying, "despite the great Myst Online experience coming to a close, Cyan is still a very valued partner of GameTap, we are on excellent terms and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future."

So is GameTap planning to have Cyan make a different game for them? Or are they talking about that quality control and testing group mentioned at the end of the article?

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#275777 - 02/08/08 04:24 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Jenny100]
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Jenny100 -- the situation isn't clear yet. Having Cyan create a new, original game that's published by GameTap would be wonderful, but I'm not sure that's exactly what Sanchez meant. Hmmm. Though I think GameTap already has all of Cyan's games in among their offerings already -- so a "continuing relationship" couldn't mean an old game -- it would have to mean a new game.

Wouldn't it?

Maybe all those Cyan fans who were maintaining GameTap memberships just to support Cyan shouldn't pull the plug just yet. laugh

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#275912 - 02/08/08 09:02 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: looney4labs]
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Unfortunately this article sort of says it all....

Here

I think the writing is on the wall here as much as it pains me to say it.... It has been a fabulous year and I am glad we had the chance.

A lot of people are heading over to Second Life where there is a good sized Uru Community. Some of the groups have grown substantially over the last couple of days, I have noticed as more "refugees" are coming in. I started checking it out this week and finally joined and was able to meet up with a lot of people I know. It has made it easier to bear the pain of losing Uru, knowing I can still stay in contact with friends and we can make our own enclave and lifestyle in another place. It will never be Uru, of course and I will treasure what I have experienced and all the wonderful friends I made there.

Anyone who makes it over to Second Life I am DMom2K Darwin and feel free to look me up.
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#275936 - 02/08/08 10:06 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Dudemom_2000]
Renee Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dudemom_2000


...A lot of people are heading over to Second Life where there is a good sized Uru Community. Some of the groups have grown substantially over the last couple of days, I have noticed as more "refugees" are coming in. I started checking it out this week and finally joined and was able to meet up with a lot of people I know. It has made it easier to bear the pain of losing Uru, knowing I can still stay in contact with friends and we can make our own enclave and lifestyle in another place. It will never be Uru, of course and I will treasure what I have experienced and all the wonderful friends I made there.

Anyone who makes it over to Second Life I am DMom2K Darwin and feel free to look me up.


Hi DM, yes - Silohwet and Brian have been working on their version of a bevin in SL...very nice, too - in Second Life you can replicate anything! It's a great URU community and just continues to grow there.. yes
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#275953 - 02/08/08 10:46 PM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Renee]
Becky Offline
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Thanks for the link Dudemom!

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#275979 - 02/09/08 01:05 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Ti'chelle]
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
It's too bad that it's folding again though I must say I was disappointed in the content offered. They never offered us any new puzzles or exploration really. The fact that we could meet with friends and play the game together was fun but it was disappointing that there was no real content to the game other than eye candy. Did others feel that way too?
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#276024 - 02/09/08 06:48 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Melanie1]
Becky Offline
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I wonder what the new online casual game discussed in the article might be? Maybe GameTap is one among the many companies Cyan is approaching with that game.

Until then, it would appear that the best way for fans to support Cyan is by purchasing Cosmic Osmo's Hex Isle.

Melanie -- No I didn't feel that way. I still haven't finished all the content offered, and I loved the ongoing story. I'd say my only disappointment was that I only saw the Bahro from a distance -- it would have been great to have seen one up close and personal, so to speak.

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#276059 - 02/09/08 08:33 AM Re: Myst Online: Uru Live Status Just Announced [Re: Becky]
Flo NS Offline
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Registered: 04/11/06
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I signed up Dec. 29 only because of URU and because it was getting much more interesting. I signed up for a year, and here a month and a half later, it's all over.

I don't like Gametap's games, and in the fine print it clearly states "no refunds" so there you go. I wish I had had some warning, some indication that this wouldn't last and therefore could have saved some money. The only good thing is when I signed up they were offering a year at half price, if I had paid full price I would be very, very upset.

Flo

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