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URU Live coming to life!?! ALSO: St. Patrick's Day Parade Information #594993
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There is a flurry of excitement in the Uru community sparked by messages on the DRC website:

DRC postings
The D’ni Restoration Council has been silent for almost three years, so this is a spark that the Ending has, indeed, not been written. Explorers have been into the city and the forums are going wild with speculation:

DRC forum

Those who played the game will understand the IC (In Cavern, ie: In Character) discussions). We are anticipating a chance to go and visit the wondrous world again, even with the warning that there is nothing new to be seen (lack of funding, etc).
For those who have never experienced Uru Live, this is possibly your moment to see a game that takes you to a world that you find you never want to leave.

Kate (dusting off her Katva avatar)

St. Patrick's Day Parade in the GameBoomers' Bevin! For more information, check out the end of the current thread here and scroll down the page.

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Re: URU Live coming to life!?! [Re: KateVa] #595030
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broccoli yay

I had given up hope that Uru Live would return. Well, almost. This is WONDERFUL news.

I think the DRC could use a PR representative enforcing more openness. Do they always have to be so, err, cryptic?

Remember the good times we had? It'll all happen again now? Just being able to visit the cavern will be great!

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Re: URU Live coming to life!?! [Re: Becky] #595041
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Hello Becky and Kateva! That is great news! I just installed the game last night to play again. I have lost count how many times I have done so and never tire of it. Looking forward to dusting off my Avatar in Uru Live. Have a nice day Becky, Kateva and Boomers. burger :winter:

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Nice to hear, since I was a newbie to the world when it was canceled- I look forward to a new experience. Thanks for the info


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Lor brushes up her conga...2F. 2B, da da da daaa

Seriously, I am following all threads everywhere and have fingers and toes tightly crossed.

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Re: URU Live coming to life!?! [Re: lor] #595065
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Kate, thanks for posting!

I just love the vastness of the exploration in this 3D, multi-player world.

If it opens up, we will post links for how to download the game and get connected.

Cheers,

Dadguy

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It is really really here!!!!

Myst Online Play

There is a note on that page that the servers are completely overwhelmed. Lots of enthusiasm! So if you can't wait for the download now try again later.

So..off to think about a GameBoomers Hood!

Kate

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Yep- servers are overwhelmed- I've been trying to log into the account page and it says OOPS.... well sort of smile
edit..
I was able to log in and download installer--- update loading now- estimated time 7 hours....lol guess I will go fix dinner.
edit-- it crashed--- maybe tomorrow smile

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Best news I've had ... in a while smile





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YAY!!!
/Tapfoot to get those servers back up!
See you in the cavern : )

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I was just in and there are a lot of explorers in there now. The black UPDATING screen takes about 10 minutes because of the load, so be patient.

It was glorious being with the good folks of URU.

Dadguy

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Any ideas as to times when the servers are less overwhelmed?

EDIT: Well, I thought I could sneak in before 6:00 AM, but the servers are still very busy.

I will get there sooner or later, though!

Just having the icon on my desktop is wonderful!

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Never used this before. How does it work? Do you have to buy the game or do you download it?

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For this version, you download it. The game is currently free, so you don't have to buy anything. Though the servers are so overloaded at the moment that it's hard to download. They may have underestimated how many ardent fans would try to get back in all at once. grin

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Hi Becky! Can't wait to visit the old neighborhood again! My download is almost complete. Great news!bravo

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That's great that you're close! Let us know what it's like once you're in. Maybe you'll see dadguy! I don't think anyone has gotten in yet to create the GameBoomers neighborhood. May take us a bit of time, but we'll be there soon.

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Almost there!!

Download complete but keep getting an error message each time I get to 21secs at the updating uru screen.

Soooooon:)

lor

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me too catsskeg. I start to update-- after a few minutes the update starts then after about 45 minutes it says something to the effect: lost server, canceling..... soon-- at least I am registered. smile


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Message from Chogon appologizes and says they are taking down the server for a while to work the load issues out. He says Account setup and Game downloads can continue in the meantime. :-)

http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19258

Dadguy


EDIT: For those new to URU-Live, here is a YouTube video that shows some of the worlds you can explore (with other players) in URU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQufggfoAA&feature=related

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Boy, that music on the video just gets to me.

But I'm a bit confused as to just what Uru live is. Is it like a boxed version of a game? If there are people running around all over the place, I'm not understanding what gets accomplished or how. Are there "chores" that need to be done, puzzles to be solved, etc, or is it just a socializing site? As my preference in gaming is strongly first person, I don't see how Uru Live would be anything that I would care for.
Or would I?


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Uru can be played in either first or third person. There are plenty of puzzles to be done in your personal instances of your Ages ( so you don't lose out on the puzzle solving ) and you can also share your Ages with other explorers, either for assistance with the puzzles or just to socialize. There is lots to do and plenty of friendly explorers to meet and help you get your bearings in the game. I would highly recommend at least giving it a try. smile

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Uru Live is a multiplayer Myst adventure game. It contains puzzles, most of which you can do on your own, and a few for which you need other people.

Part of the gameworld is the same as that in Uru: Complete Chronicles, and part of the gameworld will be new since Uru: Complete Chronicles (added during Myst Online: Uru Live while it was affiliated with GameTap).

They have not added any new content since MOUL ended a year ago, though.

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Hi Mary,

The game is downloaded from the Cyan servers from a link. It runs just like a boxed game, but it is a multiplayer game. Other players will be there in the 3D worlds that you can talk to, chat with, explore with, and solve puzzles with.

However, knowing that folks sometimes don't want company, each player has private instances of most of the "worlds", so you can play alone, or invite a friend (or two, or more), to your Ages (they called each location an "Age") so you can have company, but without "strangers".

I used to play in Delaware at the same time my parents were playing in Buffalo and it was fun solving the game together and chatting (you can speak with Audio also). It was a nice way to "visit", cheaper than a phone call.

As to the goal of the game, you start on an island in the clouds called Relto (your "home" in URU...even has a little hut), and you have access to only one Age, the Cleft (which is a desert in New Mexico). You have a number of steps that you must accomplish and puzzles to solve to meet those goals, all the while exploring a beautiful place. The puzzles are not difficult. When you have accomplished all of the goals, you gain access to a cave that awards you with four more Ages to explore and solve. It goes on and on.

If only for it's beautiful 3D graphics, it is worth a look.

I will post a link to the game description here when I can find it.

Hope that helps!

Dadguy

EDIT: OK, here is a detailed description (ignor the GameTap comment and the "visitor status" comments). It is long, so I suggest focusing on Introduction, and GamePlay: What Do I Do Here (there are links to these sections at the top).

http://www.guildofgreeters.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=135&Itemid=38

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Update :
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Ok, we will be doing something more drastic and that is to move to a bigger server.

So, we have turned off the account creation web server for now and we will be turning off the fileserver soon. Hopefully, we can complete the move by the end of day today.


Thanks,
Chogon


Now a small request-whoever of the oldtimers gets on, could you create a GameBoomers’ Hood? Then post here with your Ki number so we can hunt you down and become neighbors. This will give the newcomers a place to go for help in playing the game, and, of course, a chance for us all to be “home” again!

I will be on the road for the next week and my internet will be chancy, so if you don’t see me here or there you will know why.

Thanks Dadguy for all the good links!

Kate

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Thank you Dadguy, for the link to all that information. I must say, it looks beautiful, but complicated. I guess what's really holding me back is the "socializing" part. I like to do things on my own and at my own pace. I'll have to think about this. I really hate to pass up on ANYTHING Myst-related, but I just don't know...


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