(04/01 12:59:58) Calum Traveler: the time is now 1300 KI Time, and we are now beginning this the April 2023 All Guilds Meat! I mean Meet. No april 1st pranks here.
(04/01 13:00:10) Doobes: 😛
(04/01 13:00:10) Ereshkigal: 🙂
(04/01 13:00:29) rarified: = /prank
(04/01 13:00:42) Calum Traveler: There’s a few important things to touch on this month,
(04/01 13:00:55) IwonK puts her joking cookies away
(04/01 13:01:28) Calum Traveler: first up, Mysterium News, I believe today is the last day for Premium Registration and Swag Pre-orders. If it hasnt closed already and you’re planning on attending, make sure you register before it closes!
(04/01 13:01:57) Calum Traveler: well, that is, if you want any swag
(04/01 13:02:08) Calum Traveler: after this, only standard registration will be available
(04/01 13:02:49) Calum Traveler: next up, a quick announcement
(04/01 13:03:03) Calum Traveler: we’re working on the final leg of Q1 testing for this first update of the year
(04/01 13:03:27) Calum Traveler: i think there’s about… a little over a week left before we have it go live, rarified?
(04/01 13:03:32) rarified: Correct
(04/01 13:03:45) Calum Traveler: so yeah, new update in a little over a week
(04/01 13:03:57) Calum Traveler: there’ll be quite a few things in there, and one of them is something going into a public space
(04/01 13:04:18) Calum Traveler: our friends Briggs and Hazado have worked their magic to restore the old DRC Stage by the Tokotah Plaza Tent,
(04/01 13:04:46) Thumbs up from Sathopper
(04/01 13:04:48) rarified anticipates Karoke
(04/01 13:04:51) Doobes: I would have settled for a good ol’ soapbox. 😀
(04/01 13:04:55) Calum Traveler: we’re not sure when that’ll go up for use,
(04/01 13:05:26) Calum Traveler: but the intended use of it will be for things like the story Town Halls, or if people want to use it for some kind of speaking event
(04/01 13:05:34) Calum Traveler: maybe RFD will want to use it even?
(04/01 13:05:38) Calum Traveler shrugs
(04/01 13:06:01) Calum Traveler: regardless, there’s two stages for it, one is the full “DRC” Build, which we’re reserving only for instances that Cyan ever wants to use it for their own means.
(04/01 13:06:02) Emor D’ni Lap: with microphone?
(04/01 13:06:07) Calum Traveler: with microphone.
(04/01 13:06:24) Calum Traveler: that one will have the full original blocked off colision walls that cyan originally designed it with
(04/01 13:06:36) Calum Traveler: however, what we intend to leave it available as is the generic stage
(04/01 13:06:58) Calum Traveler: with reduced colisions that don’t colide with letting people get onto the stage, nor block everyones favorite tent climbing activities 😉
(04/01 13:07:25) shokhootahn Rehn breathes a sigh of relief
(04/01 13:07:38) Calum Traveler: we’re still working out scheduling when that’ll go up, but it’ll be sometime after the update lands.
(04/01 13:07:45) Ereshkigal: It would be pretty cool if Cyan came and used their full stage!
(04/01 13:08:05) Calum Traveler: it would be! which is why we’ve left the option available if they want it
(04/01 13:08:32) Calum Traveler: finally, speaking of when the update lands,
(04/01 13:08:54) Calum Traveler: as previously mentioned the age of Eder Bahvahnter will be available immediately after the update, within the d’ni neighborhood Elonin,
(04/01 13:09:10) Calum Traveler: it will be a public instance available from all versions of Elonin.
(04/01 13:09:59) Calum Traveler: be aware however that there seems to be a leaky pipe or a small crack in a wall in one area that’s letting some water in. nothing major that’s a show stopper, but you may find your feet unexpectedly wet while exploring.
(04/01 13:10:42) Calum Traveler: anything else about the update you feel needs mentioning, rarified?
(04/01 13:11:05) rarified: One thing…
(04/01 13:11:30) rarified: Chogon (and I) are looking for a volunteer to handle some pre-update tasks.
(04/01 13:11:43) Calum Traveler: the SDL state roundup?
(04/01 13:11:50) rarified: When an update is ready, there needs to be coordination with the content authors
(04/01 13:12:06) Calum Traveler: Doobes, Minasunda, and I have volunteered for that 🙂
(04/01 13:12:31) rarified: ….. Nevermind. I didn’t see any public replies. 😛
(04/01 13:12:38) Calum Traveler: yeah, we all DM’d chogon
(04/01 13:12:55) Calum Traveler: alright then, speaking of Doobes…
(04/01 13:13:01) Calum Traveler: get up here!
(04/01 13:13:03) Calum Traveler beckons you
(04/01 13:13:06) Doobes: M’kay!
(04/01 13:13:09) Calum Traveler: you’re our first speaker for today
(04/01 13:13:10) IwonK: clap
(04/01 13:13:27) Doobes: Shorah one and all!
(04/01 13:13:29) Emor D’ni Lap applauds Mr. Doobes
(04/01 13:13:33) rarified: Come’n down to the Age is Right.
(04/01 13:13:42) Doobes: Sorry I kinda spaced on the last AGM, but for this one, I bring some exciting news.
(04/01 13:13:57) Doobes: And I’ll just reiterate now…despite today’s date, this is not … I repeat … NOT an April Fool’s joke. 😛
(04/01 13:14:13) Doobes: As you may or may not know, for several months, I’ve been on and off working on the expansion of Descent while attending to other projects.
(04/01 13:14:14) Ereshkigal: 🙂
(04/01 13:14:25) Doobes: Recently, I’ve had a spark or two of inspiration and have been hard at work on Descent again. In fact, it has my full attention at the moment!
(04/01 13:14:42) Doobes: That said, I will (hopefully) be completing phase one of the Descent expansion in the very near future!
(04/01 13:14:58) Doobes: What’s that mean, you may ask?
(04/01 13:14:58) Boywhith: Wow!
(04/01 13:15:16) Doobes: It means that, if I can put the finishing touches on things over the next week or so…I’ll be able to submit the first expansion to Descent ever (at least for URU) for Quarter 2 2023 testing!
(04/01 13:15:31) rarified hopes IwonK places cookie stashes on the way down.
(04/01 13:15:36) Doobes: And if *that* goes well…
(04/01 13:15:44) Doobes: Then you’ll be able to visit a LOT more of Descent after the update this summer.
(04/01 13:15:49) IwonK: of course, rarified 😉
(04/01 13:16:12) Doobes: Now I do stress that this is *just* phase one, starting from the surface…and if you’ve played Myst V or the old demo, then you’ll probably already know what to expect for the most part.
(04/01 13:16:31) Doobes: There *will* be a few differences to spice things up a little bit though.
(04/01 13:16:50) Doobes: Again, the BIGGEST difference between what you’ll get here and what you’ve experienced before…is that you’ll be able to walk up and down the entire spiral path of the Great Shaft.
(04/01 13:17:00) Calum Traveler: two. hour. run.
(04/01 13:17:08) Doobes: …if you want to, of course. The elevators will still be there if you want the “quicker” way up and down. 😉
(04/01 13:17:20) Ereshkigal: Oooh, so no more broken pieces like in Myst V
(04/01 13:17:23) rarified: And other ways… 😉
(04/01 13:17:40) Doobes: Yes, you could try to base jump down as well if you’re daring. 😀
(04/01 13:17:48) Doobes: There’s a lot of stuff that has never been tested for multiplayer, so that’s going to be a key item to test when the time comes.
(04/01 13:17:48) Dah’mpa: 😀
(04/01 13:17:52) Night-Tripper: will the path be lit
(04/01 13:18:33) Doobes: Heh, the lighting has been my central focus as of late, along with wiring. We’ll be working on that in testing in the future.
(04/01 13:18:37) shokhootahn Rehn wonders where they found 20k firemarbles
(04/01 13:18:47) Doobes: Since this is *only* phase one, however…that means there’s more to come.
(04/01 13:18:48) rarified: Extension cords.
(04/01 13:19:01) SkipfordJ: Oh no, not my firemarble stash!
(04/01 13:19:04) Doobes: Remember, our main goal is to complete the path from the surface to D’ni and back.
(04/01 13:19:18) Doobes: While I could have waited until the whole thing was done, I felt that releasing it in phases would keep you all both happy and interested while we developers built the rest.
(04/01 13:19:28) Thumbs up from Sathopper
(04/01 13:19:36) Doobes: Cyan has given us just enough in the Intangibles content for a Phase 2, but it still needs all the rough edges sanded down and touched up before the next release (so to speak).
(04/01 13:19:37) rarified is interested.
(04/01 13:20:00) Calum Traveler: beyond that… we’re going to have to wing it i suspect 😛
(04/01 13:20:17) Doobes: Hopefully, this first phase will be ready in time for Mysterium so I can hype the HECK out of things before then for a nice, big reveal during the con…but if not, I have a contingency plan, just in case.
(04/01 13:20:45) Doobes: All depends on how testing goes and when we can get the update out. We’ll see!
(04/01 13:20:54) Doobes: Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. Any questions?
(04/01 13:21:25) Calum Traveler: none in queue
(04/01 13:21:27) IwonK looks around for a bit
(04/01 13:21:31) SkipfordJ: Do you have a solution for New Content Anticipation jitters?
(04/01 13:21:32) Doobes: Heh…I stunned them to silence. 😛
(04/01 13:21:48) IwonK: 😛
(04/01 13:21:48) Doobes: Yes…the content coming in Q1 is quite lovely. 😀
(04/01 13:21:49) Calum Traveler: eat cake?
(04/01 13:21:58) IwonK: the cake is a lie ;]
(04/01 13:22:03) SkipfordJ: I will take the cake under advisement.
(04/01 13:22:04) Calum Traveler: eat a pie then
(04/01 13:22:11) Calum Traveler shrugs
(04/01 13:22:13) Ereshkigal: DD’ni cake recipes
(04/01 13:22:16) Doobes: In fact, along with Eder Bahvahnter, there will be another Age released afterward…but I can’t say any more than that. 😀
(04/01 13:22:18) Cave woman: occupie?
(04/01 13:22:22) Doobes: I’m sworn to secrecy.
(04/01 13:22:25) Calum Traveler: as am i lol
(04/01 13:22:31) Calum Traveler: yall are going to love it tho
(04/01 13:22:43) Emor D’ni Lap: Doobes you tease you
(04/01 13:22:49) Doobes: Oh yes. I was *very* impressed with this Age…and its their first work for MOULa too!
(04/01 13:22:49) rarified wants to thank all the zippered lips.
(04/01 13:23:11) IwonK mumbles something through her zipped lips
(04/01 13:23:16) Emor D’ni Lap: can’t help yourself
(04/01 13:23:16) Doobes: OK then…thanks for your time!
(04/01 13:23:19) Doobes bows
(04/01 13:23:47) Calum Traveler: next up, Iwonk!
(04/01 13:24:05) rarified munches his applause.
(04/01 13:24:06) caver1: Thanks to age builders.
(04/01 13:24:22) IwonK: hi, everyone, I’ll be brierf…
(04/01 13:24:26) IwonK: or brief ;]
(04/01 13:24:35) Doobes: Heh.
(04/01 13:24:37) IwonK: I’ll be streaming my Wonky Talk on Friday, Apr 14 at 15 KI in the Guild of Cookies’ Hood (we sit by the heek table)
(04/01 13:24:39) SkipfordJ snickers
(04/01 13:24:54) IwonK: This month’s topic is male protagonists in video games!I have some titles in my mind already but if you know any interesting games I could talk about (and draw), feel free to throw them my way 🙂
(04/01 13:25:06) IwonK: join me on my Twitch channel (twitch.tv/yvonk), there will be cookies 🙂
(04/01 13:25:13) Thumbs up from Sathopper
(04/01 13:25:18) Doobes: 😀
(04/01 13:25:24) IwonK: aaaand that’s all 😀 any Qs in the Q?
(04/01 13:25:29) Calum Traveler: nope
(04/01 13:25:33) IwonK: ok 😀
(04/01 13:25:37) IwonK bows
(04/01 13:25:37) Calum Traveler: ty iwonk
(04/01 13:25:49) Calum Traveler: laaast up… shokhootahn Rehn!
(04/01 13:26:17) shokhootahn Rehn: As always, I have two separate announcements. One is for the D’ni Language Class and the other one is for r’Tayrtahn’s Story Night.
(04/01 13:26:31) shokhootahn Rehn: First, the language classes…
(04/01 13:26:40) shokhootahn Rehn: There are evening classes available on weekday evenings on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KI time, depending on the student’s schedule. There are daytime openings starting at either 12:00 KI time, 13:00 KI time, or 14:00 KI time, again, depending on the student’s schedule. Contact me by PM to set up a day and a time.
(04/01 13:27:14) shokhootahn Rehn: All classes are Monday through Friday, only. There are no weekend classes available.
(04/01 13:27:27) shokhootahn Rehn: Though, daytime availability is subject to change with little or no notice.
(04/01 13:27:43) shokhootahn Rehn: If you are going to contact me by KI-mail, remember to inclue your KI #.
(04/01 13:27:59) shokhootahn Rehn: Also, I can be found on Discord at r’Tayrtahn#1317.
(04/01 13:28:14) shokhootahn Rehn: As always, current students can find last-minute updates to class times on the left-hand imager.
(04/01 13:28:41) shokhootahn Rehn: The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session.
(04/01 13:28:50) shokhootahn Rehn: I have one request for visitors: Please do not post pellet points into the Hood imager…
(04/01 13:29:02) shokhootahn Rehn: One of my former students, Yutiel, is listed on that imager. I have refrained from posting pellets to maintain her name at the top as a form of memorial. It’s why I haven’t posted pellet points above 168345: it was to keep her name at the top of the list.
(04/01 13:29:19) shokhootahn Rehn: She was a great student and became a close friend in the process.
(04/01 13:29:29) shokhootahn Rehn: She was another explorer who left us way too soon.
(04/01 13:29:37) shokhootahn Rehn: Are there any questions?
(04/01 13:29:58) shokhootahn Rehn: Moving on…
(04/01 13:30:08) shokhootahn Rehn: The second announcement is about r’Taytahn’s Story Night.
(04/01 13:30:38) shokhootahn Rehn: 4 weeks ago, we started the story of Atrus as told in the novel Myst: The Book of Atrus. Tonight, is part 5 of the fourteen-part series of stories from Myst: The Book of Atrus. It is story number 58 of 104 in the story cycle of the history of D’ni.
(04/01 13:31:01) shokhootahn Rehn: So, there is still plenty of history to go!
(04/01 13:31:22) shokhootahn Rehn: After that we will begin the story from the game of Myst. Eventually, we will cover all of the books and games. as well as the three human attempts at the restoration of D’ni.
(04/01 13:31:50) shokhootahn Rehn: I am recording Story Night for (eventual) upload to my YouTube channel (r’Tayrtahn). I have created an avatar for the purpose of recording. His name is “I’m a bot, do not message”. Please do not PM him during the story unless you want to see your message displayed for the entire internet. 😉
(04/01 13:32:14) shokhootahn Rehn: Currently, I am caught up with video compression. Unfortunately, I have a sizable backlog of videos to edit and upload. To my channel subscribers, please be patient; I am slowly working through it. 🙂
(04/01 13:32:32) shokhootahn Rehn: Story Night is held in the public neighborhood of Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday.
(04/01 13:32:50) Musica3: More details would have ben nice. enjoy the weekend. It’s lovely here today
(04/01 13:32:53) shokhootahn Rehn: Original Story Night is held at 23:30 KI time on Saturday night. We start gathering at the hood’s fountain starting at 23:00 KI time.
(04/01 13:32:56) Emor D’ni Lap: bye bas
(04/01 13:33:14) shokhootahn Rehn: Story Night – Europe is held at 14:00 KI time on Saturday afternoon. We start gathering at the hood’s fountain starting at 13:30 KI time except for AGM Saturdays, when it starts at 14:00 KI or 15 minutes after the AGM, whichever is later.
(04/01 13:33:30) Cave woman: Will there be stories during Easter weekends?
(04/01 13:33:34) shokhootahn Rehn: … or 30 minutes after.
(04/01 13:34:38) shokhootahn Rehn: Next week, April 8, there will be no Story Night due to it being Easter weekend and I will be traveling. 🙂
(04/01 13:34:55) shokhootahn Rehn: I also post changes on the left-hand imager in the hood.
(04/01 13:35:08) shokhootahn Rehn: Should I need to cancel one of the stories at the last minute, I will try to aprise one or two of my regular audience members of the situation so they can spread the news. 🙂
(04/01 13:35:17) shokhootahn Rehn: Minasunda is one of those members, as she runs the announcements channel on Discord.
(04/01 13:35:25) shokhootahn Rehn points
(04/01 13:35:32) Minasunda: lol
(04/01 13:35:45) shokhootahn Rehn: The stories are told using voice so you will need to have your speakers or headsets on.
(04/01 13:36:02) shokhootahn Rehn: r’Tayrtahn announces the start of Story Night through buddy chat. If you would like to receive the announcements, please send r’T a KI mail (with your KI number included in the text) and he’ll add you to his buddies list. His KI number is 58324. KI mails do not identify the KI number of the sender. Though the sender is added to the Recents folder, it is still a good idea to add it to the body of the text. 🙂
(04/01 13:36:34) shokhootahn Rehn: We hope to see you there!
(04/01 13:36:38) shokhootahn Rehn: Any questions?
(04/01 13:37:12) shokhootahn Rehn: It looks like today’s SN-E will start on time.
(04/01 13:37:14) shokhootahn Rehn thanks you very much!
(04/01 13:37:21) Calum Traveler: thank you!
(04/01 13:37:34) Calum Traveler: alright, short AGM this week,
(04/01 13:37:43) Doobes: Short, but sweet. 😀
(04/01 13:37:53) IwonK: you’ve read my mind, Doobes 😀
(04/01 13:38:02) Calum Traveler: thank you all for coming
(04/01 13:38:09) rarified thanks CT
(04/01 13:38:14) Calum Traveler: and thanks to our speakers as well
(04/01 13:38:15) IwonK: thank you, Cal 🙂 see you later everyone 🙂
(04/01 13:38:16) Christian Walther: Thank you Calum
(04/01 13:38:22) Calum Traveler: take care all, have a good night
(04/01 13:38:23) Calum Traveler waves goodbye
(04/01 13:38:31) Emor D’ni Lap: and donate to CAVCON if and when you can!
(04/01 13:38:33) Sathopper waves hello
(04/01 13:38:36) Ereshkigal: Thanks Calum and everyone!!
(04/01 13:38:41) Doobes: Heh, yes. https://mystonline.com/donate