July 2021 All Guilds Meeting Summary

Here is the summary for June’s Meeting, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs!

Contents

  1. Events in the Cavern
  2. Cavern Tours
  3. A new era in D’ni
  4. OpenUru
  5. Fan Ages Touring Club
  6. Mysterium news

Events in the Cavern

Since Mysterium will be online this year too, the Committee will host a couple of marker missions in the Cavern. The meeting point is Ae’gura Plaza: from around 16:00 KI, Kelly C will be online to share the codes for the games. To get them, PM “sendme [code]” to either Mir-o-Bot (#32319) or MinBot (#9292763). You will need a calibrated KI; you can find a tutorial here.

On Saturday 24 at 11:00 KIT, Nosila will hold a Door Run contest; everyone is welcome!

More events are being planned for the next months: a Caribbean Night with hot music in August, D’ni Day of Dance with a small show by the Nulp Dance Group in September, and a Halloween Party in October. More on those at next Meeting.

If you have an idea for an event and need help organising it, there is a Discord server, a Facebook group, or you can contact Minasunda via KImail (#5667000).

Cavern Tours

The Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 10 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood. The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube.

The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susa’n (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour – but do try to arrive in time!

A new era in D’ni

Patrick (aka Doobes) started by announcing the release of Vothol Gallery, by Rustee, which like Tre’bivdil happened stealthily the day before the Meeting. The location in the Cavern is unclear, and it used to house priceless and valuable D’ni artworks.

He then announced the beginning of the to restoration of the Great Shaft and the full path from the surface to D’ni. If all goes well, explorers will be able to start from the surface and work their way down to the Cavern, following the steps of Atrus and his family, although the elevators will also be activated.

As with all these projects, no deadline can be set; it is a huge undertaking and it will take the time it needs. Safety first!

To keep updated on Doobes’ work, check his blog and his Facebook page.

OpenUru

Rarified mentioned they have about a half dozen new improvements in the pipeline. Marten has been working on cherry picking the most requested, in particular the fixes for many of the problems when avatars are being moved through ‘subworlds’ (elevators, vogondolas, etc). The next scheduled update to MOULa will be in mid-late August.

He also mentioned a panel on Sunday at Mysterium that will present how fan content can get to MOULa.

How to be a tester (click to expand)

To be a tester, you will need to open an account on the Minkata shard; it is highly recommended to read the Tester’s Guide to understand what is expected. To test the cutting edge additions, you can sign up for the Minkata alpha shard.
To report bugs, you can post on the OpenUru forum or the Discord server (channels #hood or #dev); on Discord you can ask to be added to the @testers role to be notified of testing requests, which sometimes need quick response in terms of hours, not days.

Fan Ages Touring Club

Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Alabaster by Dulcamara.

For July, the plan is to finish the visit to Alabaster; after that, it will be time for Laki’anay and related ages, by the New Age Project.

More about the Expeditions (click to expand)
  • After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.
  • After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).
  • A gallery of fan ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.

Mysterium news

Korov’ev reported some quick news about the convention:

  • The schedule of the convention is now available;
  • As mentioned, the Committee will host a couple of marker missions in the Cavern, made available through Mir-o-Bot or MinBot.

And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open!

June ended with the CavFunding at 135% (CavCon 4.4) and the reserve at 298%, with 30% extra expenses. Population was at 40,902 (⇑542), with 1252 unique visits. New accounts and donations above expenses!

The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, August 7 (Leetahr 5) at 13:00 KIT.

Until then!

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