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December 29, 2007

Calling for Researchers!

Recorded in: News Journal,Site News — Isyldar @ 7:19 pm Cavern Time

I had a thought just now, that some time in the Cavern whilst events are quiet could be put to good use: Age Assistants!

We’ve all needed them at one point or another (or at least to not-so-very-stubborn of us have ;) ), so why not work on a few documents that can be written under the ideal of, “here’s a few notes to get you through this Age.”

I don’t think we need to go to the point of writing all-out walkthroughs or spoilers for each individual Age, though if someone were to do that, I don’t see why we wouldn’t post it.

I’m curious to see what everyone else thinks on this. So…comment away!

December 28, 2007

A Quick Journey, That was not so Quick

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 1:38 pm Cavern Time

Well, the busy season at work has started to slow down. In fact, I finally get to have a real day off! I’m tres excited for it. :) So, with the spare time in mind, I made a trip back down to the Cavern.

The place is quiet.

There are still Explorers roaming about the place. I ran into a few in the Guild of Greeters (GoG) Bevin while I was there. I had seen Zedra online, so I stopped in to see how things were going. As it turns out, one of the main reasons for my return had occurred: The 12th Sparkler. :)

Despite the likely spoiler involved, I’m going to post my KIpic from Relto for those who are really curious: [ Sparkler Finale ]

After obtaining this, an Explorer named (9GW) Dragon Claw asked for some assistance in completing Ahnnonay when their friend “spontaneously left the Cavern.” I readily obliged. I was definately curious to see if I remembered the exact theory behind moving those spheres. Turns out I did. That Nadnerb is a half-decent teacher. ;)

At any rate, I must go back to life in other worlds for the time being. With things slowing down on the surface, I’m sure I’ll be able to find more time to return.

Until then…

November 6, 2007

The last of the DRC leave

Recorded in: News Journal — Nadnerb @ 2:11 am Cavern Time

The last members of the DRC have finally left the cavern, along with the Bahro, apparently led away by Yeesha. The cavern is now truly empty of everyone but us, the explorers. I guess “Exodus” really did somewhat live up to it’s name.

The (long) KImail:

Farewell

I’m writing this note to lat you know that Marie and I have headed to the surface. I apologize that we could not make such an announcement in person but there were pressing reason to get a start on what we deem as our mission. You are well aware that Cate left the DRC for financial reasons. Judging the rumors, I’m not sure you are equally aware Dr. Kodama’s reasons for leaving but her has returned to the surface to try and find funding for this effort. He has not left the Council.

By now I’m sure many of you have heard of Yeesha’s visit. Upon hearing her words, we are more convinced than ever that we too must fins a way. As a result Marie and i have determined that the restoration will not continue without funding and we too, have taken it upon ourselves to search for such funding as well.

So, we leave you here to carry on the task Yeesha has given us.We leave you here hoping that we will return soon with better news and a brighter hope for the future.

Watch yourselves and good luck

Laxman

November 6, 2007

Sardines in Ahnonay

Recorded in: Nad's Journal,Nah'dneb's Journal,News Journal — Nadnerb @ 2:07 am Cavern Time

Today was quite a day. The recap is .. well, long. Started out finishing Ahnonay with Robert, and meeting up in K’veer. Then Yeesha and the Bahro link in on top of me, and I record it. (this led me to actually start a topic on the forum) Then I met up with most of the usual crew and we opened the door in Tsogal for somone. (Twice, actually, as they fell the first time) Somehow that meeting ended up with a lot of early uru memories and reminiscing, with a little technical age building discussion mixed in. Then we went down to the hood and started a game of sardines in Ahnonay, Sphere 1. I this place has potential for good games of sardines. It’s not so linear that you can run through it and be guaranteed to enter voice chat range of the hider at least once, but it’s not so open as Minkata, where you’ll never find anything, let alone one avatar. This first round resulted in some cool pictures which I have posted below. ;)

First SpotAliens!!!Under WaterIn The TreeMy Hiding spot

November 5, 2007

Yeesha Speaks

Recorded in: Nad's Journal,Nah'dneb's Journal,News Journal — Nadnerb @ 8:57 pm Cavern Time

Today, I was hanging out in K’veer observing the coolness and polish, and listening to some tunes… when I noticed something behind me. Yeesha (in the flesh :shock: ) and a Bahro linked in behind me. only 4 or 5 other people in the room with Yeesha. She proceeded to make a long speech about the future and past of the cavern, and made a few things clear about the “evil” Bahro and their leader. It was an awesome event, and I was finally (for the first time) present in the same room as a bahro.

You can find my chatlog of the occurrence here.

November 4, 2007

Bahro and Kerath’s Arch

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 11:37 am Cavern Time

Reportedly, Phend was rambling yesterday about the Bahro again. That they are coming, and that they are here. Now, if you go down to the Ferry Terminal, it is plainly evident that the Bahro are present in the Cavern such as they have not been before.

I’m including an enhanced KI pic so that anyone who reads this can see the numbers of them flying around the Arch. Look to the sides of it. There are many more of them, but they are hard to see, constantly flying as they are.

Bahro flying around Kerath’s Arch

Here is the chatlog I found in the UO:Cavern Today forum, regarding Phend’s rambling.

November 4, 2007

Recent Relto Improvements

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:52 am Cavern Time

I did forget to mention this earlier, but there have been some recent additions to Relto. You cannot see them all in the picture I am including here, but my favorite, you can, even if it’s not immediately evident. :)

Relto’s New Look

For more specifics on what’s new, check out the Relto Page Collectibles text. Any time we stumble across a new Relto Page, we add it to that document so that you can find it easily enough. :) Enjoy!

November 4, 2007

Ahnonay, K’veer, and Kodama

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:30 am Cavern Time

[ooc] You may find spoilers in this entry. Read on if you wish. [/ooc]

Well, Ahnonay has changed a little since I was there last several years ago. However, at its core, it’s still the same.

Nadnerb and myself spent a couple hours there last night re-figuring how to manipulate the Age with the new changes, and were successful in completing it. The solution, I will not write here, as I do not wish to spoil it for those who come across this entry by accident. I am sure it will be written down elsewhere on this site.

Nadnerb & Izy’s Ahnonay Theatre

The new ledge that has been opened at the end of Ahnonay was nice, and amazing. The only other Age that I am aware of that I could compare what I saw to, would be the Age Catherine wrote which so astounded Atrus for its impossibility. It also seems a bit out of character for the sort of Age that a D’ni would write.

The final puzzle in that Age, Nadnerb was kind enough not to reveal, (as he had figured it out immediately), and I puzzled it out this morning, with the aid of Gelwyn to actually execute the pellet drop.

Once Gelwyn executed the puzzle, it was clear to me as to the solution, and following that back to the Cleft, I arrived on K’veer. It’s an interesting place, to be sure. It was almost comforting to find the chamber, so familiar, where Atrus worked so hard on keeping Riven together, and where he was imprisoned by his sons; but that, is another matter.

There is still rumor that a Link to Myst might be found soon. If it is, I expect it’ll be found here.

Gelwyn plays Atrus The K’veer Antechamber? K’veer (1) K’veer (2)K’veer (3)

I should also note that last night, while Nadnerb and I were standing around the lower Cavern of the final Ahnonay puzzle, Dr. Kodama made an appearace in D’ni Ae’gura. His announcement, surprisingly, was that without any funding for the DRC, he was leaving the Cavern, and effectively resigning.

I’m not quite sure what this is going to mean for the DRC, or if we can all expect more of this type of thing in the near future, but I do hope not. With everything locked up so tight as it is in the Cavern, and the inability for the Guilds to properly effect anything yet, we need the DRC around to get things done.

Here’s hoping that they can get some backing in the next couple months. Yahvo only knows there has to be someone out there willing to take on this project. Perhaps so long as the Bahro don’t interfere…

Dr. Kodama Dr. Kodama’s crowd in Ae’gura. Nah’dneb in shot.
(These pictures found on the URU Obsession: Cavern Today forum.)

November 3, 2007

First Visit to Ahnonay in Live

Recorded in: Nad's Journal,Nah'dneb's Journal,News Journal — Nadnerb @ 12:21 am Cavern Time

Well, after the servers effectively went down for a few hours.. I managed to get in and get in line for a book. Immediately after, however, I moved on to Isyldar’s Ahnonay, as he was interested to see how the meter would react to multiplayer. Having recently played around in PotS with the age, I pointed out one area which had become surprisingly easy to reach due to the physics change. Later, when Robert and Jan arrived, Izy went out and demonstrated that the islands in the scenery really are solid. :D I’ll probably post some more KI pics on this post later, when we’ve explored some more.

Izy in Nad’s Background

November 2, 2007

Queuing is Coming

Recorded in: News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:20 pm Cavern Time

These words were first spoken what seems now like Ages ago…

Queuing is coming. Find a Way. Get in Line.

Tonight, as I stood in line to Link to Ahnonay, I did think them more appropriate than ever. :

Queuing is Coming. I wait in line to link to Ahnonay. I arrive in Ahnonay.