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February 20, 2010

Long Away

Recorded in: Izy's Journal — Isyldar @ 6:18 pm Cavern Time

It’s been all of a few days since last I visited the Cavern, but it feels so much longer! I’ll be returning home tomorrow, and Linking back into D’ni at some point Monday I expect.

The Olympics have been great, and the experience amazing. :) I will have a few Imager photos of them to share when I get back. Until then,

Shorah!

Izy

February 15, 2010

Linking Dizziness

Recorded in: Izy's Journal — Isyldar @ 11:49 pm Cavern Time

It was a busy night, filled with working on the new Eddie Barricade, or Minefield as Nad put it, a few rounds of Heek, and bouncing back and forth between Neighbourhoods.

The new Eddie barrier: The Eddie Minefield

I was able to get Izy set up in the Sardines’ Bevin, courtesy of Sardine himself ;), and then helped Mel do the same. So far, I’ve only had 1 request for an add to the Canadian’s Bevin, but as it’s hard to keep that Age on the active links in the Nexus, it may be a while before we get more members returning.

I also spent a few hours running around grabbing various Ages so that I’ll be ready for the first game of Sardines! :) It took me a little while, but I now have every common Age from MOUL back in my Relto. I still have some work to do to get the K’veer and MYST Island links back, but I’m sure it won’t be long before I have those too.

At any rate, it’s late, and I’m exhausted from all the exercise tonight. On top of that, I have preparations to make for my surface trip to Vancouver! :)

See you all in a week!

Izy

February 15, 2010

New Features!

Recorded in: News Journal,Site News — Isyldar @ 9:27 pm Cavern Time

I have long wanted to have more flexibility in the site for its various members; allowing everyone to have their own Imager section, and to allow them to create their own Texts, and even to add pages to Texts that already exist. Well, now that’s possible. To create an Imager (or Imagers!), you can use the ‘Write Page’ tool and the D’ni Imager template to create 1 or more Imagers and upload your photos to the site.

Also, if you’d like to add new pages to the texts that we’ve got set up here, feel welcome to do so! You can also create your own for various topics that may not already have been covered.

Of course, there’s going to be some moderation, and if something is not appropriate for the site, the Admins are going to be able to review and pull it if necessary. However, with the crew that we’ve got here, I’m fairly confident that won’t be an issue.

Cheers,

Izy

February 15, 2010

Site Imagers

Recorded in: Site News — Isyldar @ 12:01 pm Cavern Time

My apologies, but the site’s Imagers are temporarily offline for maintenance. The hope is to be able to shore up the code so that these can be released for everyone to use to post their own images. :)

Cheers,

Izy

February 15, 2010

Pruning Links

Recorded in: Site News — Isyldar @ 11:02 am Cavern Time

Hey All,

Just a note that I’ve had to go through the site and disable a few links just to clean things up. I removed links in the sidebar to a few places like CCN Central, and the URU Guilds page. If you come across any others that need to be taken down, or updated, let me know either by email (isyldar@uruexploration.net), or by commenting on this post.

Cheers,

Izy

February 15, 2010

A Busy Evening

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 3:35 am Cavern Time

Well, it was time to return to the Cavern in force. With the path to D’ni wide open, Explorers have been returning in droves. I’m not quite sure that the DRC knew what to expect when they opened it up again. I was helping out a few friends set up new KI’s tonight, and I’m of the impression that either the lattice is over-worked, reserving mass amounts of #s, or there are enough Explorers in the cavern to start a very large surface-sized city, let alone re-populate D’ni.

The Cavern has been open for approximately a week (perhaps a day or two longer), and already, the KI #s are above 1 million! I honestly can’t remember if they ever hit that count when the Cavern was open last time. Further to that, I was helping set up the new Canadian’s Bevin with J’naem, who returned to D’ni this evening as well, and the KI#s jumped thousands within minutes. (This is partly what leads to my borked Lattice, or reserved #s theory.)

At any rate, there are a lot of people in D’ni these days, and it is great getting to run into old friends, and even new ones!

Nadnerb and I were able to attend an Eder Delin run courtesy of the D’ni Museum of Art Bevin. It took us quite a while to get the door open the first time. Nad’s theory is that with so many cooks in the kitchen, it was hard to communicate. We were also trying to teach a new Door Caller how to do the job, and that definitely contributed to the time it took us to get it working the first time. (Including having everyone leave the Age and come back in when we thought the door had stopped working.)

Following the first success, we had Medic get stuck behind the door, and Nad had to bring me up to speed on the cloths so that we could open the door with just the two of us and get Medic out of there. It took us a few tries, as I kept getting things mixed up, but we succeeded. :)

Along the way, Lagrider stopped in, and was surprised to see the door opened with such a technique as the one Nad taught me, so we ran the door on 3 people to show him how it was done. That also took us a couple tries, though only a couple. :)

I think we may need to put together some articles on the techniques of running Eder Tsogal and Eder Delin on less than a full crew of people. And, based on tonight’s performance with the large group, we may yet need to put something together on the standard practice for a run too. :) Either way, I don’t think we have any notes posted for either Delin or Tsogal at this point. It’s worth looking into.

Wow, there was so much accomplished tonight.

Nad and I proceeded to run through Eder Gira and Kemo following Delin. I hadn’t yet retrieved my pillar for the Ages. Along the way, Nad discovered that it was possible to walk across the gap between the land and area behind the waterfall in Gira on just 1 basket. It saved us having to retrieve the second one; but I’ll let him post about hte technique. He understands more of what he did than I do, as usual.

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February 14, 2010

Returning

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

It seems that in the time since the last cavern opening, the Lattice somehow got reset. Perhaps power failed at some point, clearing it’s memory. Anyway, my new KI number is 23247. I’ve spent some time bringing stuff back to my Relto, running the Eder Delin and Eder Tsogal doors with Gylippus and Elatine, who finally got back into the cavern after some difficulties with transportation. Familiar names filled the city, and there was much buzz.

Today, I neared completion of my collection of stuff. Only the Minkata wedge remains to be retaken. Ironically, the Minkata sparklie remains also, but cannot be collected for some reason unknown. I spent a good deal of time in Ahnonay as well, helping Elatine understand the age, hosted a good sized (5) group in my Relto for a Fissure opening, which was quite fun, and played around in Jalak a bit with Jeff.

The pod portal calculator has been updated with new times and should be accurate to the minute, though at the moment there appears to be a timezone issue that causes some people to get a countdown exactly an hour off. Hopefully I’ll find the time to look into this soon.