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#307987 - 04/09/08 08:49 AM Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Myst Online: Uru Live will be shutting down on GameTap shortly after midnight tonight.


Those of us who've experienced MOUL have had the pleasure of meeting some of our GameBoomers' friends in "virtual" real life, and it's been a fascinating time. Thanks to Kateva who founded the GameBoomers' neighborhood where we could meet, talk, and ask for game help from those who (cough, cough Old Man) are really good at figuring out the puzzles.

We marched in parades, hosted a fantastic Christmas concert, met and befriended huge numbers of strangers from all over the globe, participated in group cooperative puzzling, and created our own treasure hunts and marker games (thanks Mikeplay!). We said hello to Rand and Ryan Miller. We got to see the Bahro flying around the Great Arch and threatened to feed Lightkeeper to them to calm them down. (Okay, that last was just my idea. Sorry about that, LK.)

GreyDragon posted a few days ago that there's a chance that a version of Uru might be resumed at some point, though (the implication is, anyway) probably without new content. If so, I'll be there with bells on (looking about age 22 with a platinum blonde pony tail).


Thanks Cyan! thanks bravo praise

Thanks GameTap (so sweet while it lasted).


Maybe I'll see some of you in MOUL later today. If cattskeg (Lor) isn't sitting on the fountain in the 'hood, I dibs it.

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#308019 - 04/09/08 09:51 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
gymcandy1 Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 30109
Loc: Mead, Oklahoma
Becky I was fortunate enough to participate in the Beta for MOUL, but never had a Gametap membership.

I miss Myst and Uru though and hope Cyan will put out some more related adventure games in the future.

I always enjoyed Uru as a place of solitude though.

Sorry! Don't mean to be anti social. duh

wave joe
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"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in." Will Rogers

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#308029 - 04/09/08 10:22 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42519
Loc: Alabama
It truly was fun. Soot and I had a blast. Thanks to all who played wave
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"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

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#308045 - 04/09/08 10:41 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: looney4labs]
Air Navy Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/22/06
Posts: 459
Loc: Missouri
Hi Becky, It was a great experience while it lasted. I was still on the learning curve and appreciated all the help from you and LightKeeper. I just tried logging in and it looks like the servers are overwhelmed by members giving their last hurrahs. I'll try again later. wave

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#308095 - 04/09/08 11:45 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Air Navy]
KateVa Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 618
Loc: virginia
Thank you Becky for starting this thread. I had planned on going into GB Hood this am and writing from the GameBoomer avatar to say how wonderful the hood members have been. Never too busy to help the newbies, unselfish to the end (with the St Pat's Parade, choir ushering, etc). I am still getting the authentication error (started at 5:30 am EDT) so unless Chogun kicks the servers this may be my farewell to MOUL speech.

Moments to remember-so many! I wish Jenny had been able to join us to see Becky once again running around that fountain. Old friends from UU and now new good friends. I look forward to Return to Uru in whatever form it takes, knowing that somehow we will all meet again. You hear that, Yeesha??? Tell Lor to take off her Yeesha shirt now, it must need cleaning. I am wearing my Cautious Optimism shirt.

And I hope to see you all in the Cavern today!

Katva (with her finger on the connect button) crazy




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#308102 - 04/09/08 12:13 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: KateVa]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
I was in around 4:00 AM and everything was fine. There was a group in the Cavern trading bad puns while I ran through on my way to the Minkata book.

I've tried to get in for an hour or so, and I can't get in either. I think we are overwhelming them with numbers!

Sending positive thoughts Chogun's way (or should I be sending them at the servers?).

More memories -- remember the GameBoomers' salute at the first St. Patrick's parade? And Dudemom (who ran the whole GB part of the parade) suddenly crashing and not being able to tell us when to start? lol

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#308164 - 04/09/08 02:03 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
KateVa Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 618
Loc: virginia
I got in!! Dudemom was there..and GD somewhere..and before I could leave my Relto I net6'ed...waaaah

Kate

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#308168 - 04/09/08 02:08 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: KateVa]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
I just got in too! And I'm still in!

Temptation is going to be to leave the avvie in there now until the end. Will that make it harder for others to get in, do you think? If I'm AFK, should I be responsible and actually leave the game?

EDIT: I'm still in, but Kate and Dudemom have disappeared.


Edited by Becky (04/09/08 02:16 PM)

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#308209 - 04/09/08 03:12 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
Celtic Lark Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 691
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Okay, well that first post brought tears to my eyes, Becky! sad

I have a RL rehearsal tonight and won't be able to go IC until about 11:00 p.m. Cavern time. My plan is to go in and stay until the end but I'm worried that by then, the servers will be overloaded and I won't be able to get in. If I do get in, will you all be in the GB Bevin or are people meeting in the City?

The Choir is fervently praying that Cyan will be able to keep the game open with no new content. At least we'll still have a place to do our concerts and hang out with friends.

I have to add my thanks to all of the Boomers who helped me out when I first started playing. My memories: Getting thoroughly lost in Minkata with UruKat and Big John and not being able to see each other through all the dust, Becky and I (and someone else was there, too) sitting in the GB Bevin discussing what makes art art, standing on the library ledge watching the arch for HOURS with many of you waiting to see if the Bahro were going to attack, and KateVa and the rest of the Boomers spending so much of their time helping out with the Cavern Choir Holiday Concert.

Thank you all for being such wonderful IC friends and fellow explorers!! wave

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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#308341 - 04/09/08 08:40 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Celtic Lark]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
I've been coned! I have a very good idea of the culprits. This will not go unanswered!!!

Crashed out once, when trying to link to Phil's Relto, but was able to get back in. Rumors of Bahro sightings in the private Reltos and Phil's Relto.

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#308383 - 04/09/08 11:04 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
I'm staring at a screen with a disconnect notice. I can still see LauraMac and Boron, but AirNavy and Darof have disappeared.

I can still hear the fountain, but can't move or post.

Message:
Quote:
The cavern is closed for maintenance. Thank you for understanding. Keep in touch at www.mystonline.com/forums .

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#308388 - 04/09/08 11:13 PM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
Hi Becky A little token of our own GB end times



It was sad to see it shut down again but somehow I think MOUL will survive in some form or another.

And nicest thing about this shutdown was spending the last bit of time with GBers smile

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#308398 - 04/10/08 12:53 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: gatorlaw]
gamenut Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 02/08/00
Posts: 1565
Loc: Hiding Under a Rock
gosh i was sorry not to be able to see you guys one last time! miss MOUL...hope it comes back (but with new ages!!)

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#308406 - 04/10/08 02:16 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: gamenut]
lor Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Manchester U.K.
So it has really happened..<sniffle> being in the UK I couldn't stay until the end and I got up this morning hoping for a miracle, not to be, at least not yet, but I KNOW it will be back in some form soon.

Gameboomers are a wonderful bunch of people, but then you know that don't you:)

Looks around warily...Psst Becky, it was Kate! I tried to stop her but she wouldn't listen, I didn't play any part in it whatsoever....looks around again...lol.

And no I will NOT take my Yeesha shirt off, NEVER never ever, a bit of hard earned grime don't hurt:)

Take care everyone and keep in touch wherever you are.

Hugs....lor

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#308428 - 04/10/08 04:25 AM Re: Today, April 9 -- Last Day of Myst Online: Uru Live [Re: Becky]
Old Man Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 27
Loc: Canada
Thanks for this thread, Becky.

Yes, I was there, it was Kate all the way. She even wanted to put a cone on your head. Imagine.

I have a slightly different perspective on this whole Uru thing. I was there but not in cavern when Prologue shut down. I missed the "clerical error." I'd been awaiting this for years already. Not just Uru but being with people online from around the world. I'd had a taste way back in the 80's with conferencing (forums) and the players I met playing FPS games. We still keep in touch via mailing lists to this day. That's where "Old Man" came from. They were all kids. I've watched them finish school, start careers, get married, and have kids of their own. Same thing with Uru. A terrific bunch of people.

So for me this is a bigger thing. The integration of virtual reality into our real lives. Myst was a fantastic setting. I'll keep an eye and will play all the games that Cyan puts out. My first memories of playing the original Myst guarantee that. What better than wonderful scenes and good friends?

So, a bump on the road. We'll get there. And we'll be together when we do too. smile

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