All Guilds Meeting – August 2019 – Raw Chatlog

(08/10 13:01:28) Korov’ev: It’s time, put down those watermelons!
(08/10 13:01:41) Korov’ev: Shorah, and welcome to the 112th All Guilds Meeting!
(08/10 13:01:43) MindWalker puts down a watermelon as ordered
(08/10 13:01:48) Ro”Jethhe claps his hands
(08/10 13:01:53) Korov’ev: In the D’ni calendar today is Leetahr 2, 9675, and the time is 9:02:01 (1:22:01)
(08/10 13:01:53) MindWalker claps his hands
(08/10 13:01:56) reahrotahn claps his hands
(08/10 13:01:58) thoekenem claps his hands
(08/10 13:02:02) Claidi Song slices large serving of watermelen.
(08/10 13:02:07) Ro”Jethhe spits out all of the watermelon seeds.
(08/10 13:02:19) Korov’ev: If there’s anyone new: welcome to the Cavern! You picked the best time to be online 🙂
(08/10 13:02:38) Korov’ev: As usual, I’ll remind you the 5 Meeting Rules:
(08/10 13:02:39) Dulcamara claps here hands
(08/10 13:02:45) PodHopper saves a few seeds for planting in Payiferen
(08/10 13:02:47) Korov’ev: 1. Please *keep chatter to a minimum* while speakers are talking. The occasional comment or emote is fine, but be respectful and let the speaker finish.
(08/10 13:02:55) Korov’ev: 2. If you have a question for a speaker, please don’t ask it directly: PM it to me. Be sure a “?” is somewhere in it to properly log the question in the queue.
(08/10 13:03:02) Korov’ev: 3. Speakers, please indicate when you are done speaking and ready for questions, and when you’re ready for the next question.
(08/10 13:03:09) Korov’ev: 4. If a question requires a long explanation, we may have to skip it to keep things moving. In that case, you can always PM any speaker once they’ve left the stage.
(08/10 13:03:16) Korov’ev: 5. A summary and a chatlog of the Meeting will be published in the next few days on the Guild of Messengers’ brand new site:
(08/10 13:03:44) Korov’ev: not ‘brand new’ by now…
(08/10 13:03:48) Korov’ev: Of course, you can start your own chatlog with “/startlog”.
(08/10 13:04:04) Korov’ev: So, did anything interesting happen recently?
(08/10 13:04:16) Claidi Song lol
(08/10 13:04:25) Korov’ev cheers
(08/10 13:04:25) Korov’ev: Of course it did: the annual RL gathering of the Myst community, MYSTERIUM!
(08/10 13:04:32) rarified claps his hands
(08/10 13:04:34) MindWalker cheers
(08/10 13:04:38) Korov’ev: Three awesomely intense days, and for once I was also able to be there in person.
(08/10 13:04:49) Korov’ev waves hello
(08/10 13:04:49) Korov’ev: To those who I met in person: hello again!
(08/10 13:04:52) Dulcamara claps here hands
(08/10 13:04:59) reahrotahn claps his hands
(08/10 13:05:04) Korov’ev: And for those who couldn’t be there, you can find the recordings of the panels on (they will be moved to YouTube at some point)
(08/10 13:05:10) Minasunda claps her hands
(08/10 13:05:12) Claidi Song claps her hands
(08/10 13:05:12) Korov’ev: Discord, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook etc. are all on the official website:
(08/10 13:05:27) Korov’ev: Where even to start? From the Starry Expanse panel, during which Marty O’Donnell handed the original unmixed sound files of Riven to the team,
(08/10 13:05:33) Korov’ev: to the insights of the ZED team into the game industry, from the perspectives of (on and off) Cyantists on the relation between developers and producers.
(08/10 13:05:43) Korov’ev: From the visit to the Cyan lair, where Rand Miller (who skipped National Watermelon Day for us) invited RAWA on stage to say hi and get a heartwarming applause from the crowd,
(08/10 13:05:52) Korov’ev: and then made a few announcements: a big performance update for Obduction (with a second one released today), and its future porting to the Xbox;
(08/10 13:06:03) Korov’ev: the release of ZED for macOS on August 15, on Steam and the Mac App Store;
(08/10 13:06:09) Korov’ev: their future Venture plans, including a collaboration with Numinous for their VR series Into The Mind;
(08/10 13:06:27) Korov’ev: and a not-a-game mobile app (initially only for iOS) named Crowbox, related to the photo library.
(08/10 13:06:42) Korov’ev: After the Myst25 and Firmament kickstarters, Cyan has bigger plans: first, a definitive, VR edition of Myst;
(08/10 13:06:49) Korov’ev: next, a VR edition of Riven, in collaboration with the Starry Expanse project;
(08/10 13:06:58) rarified: Oooooo
(08/10 13:06:58) Korov’ev: then, they feel it is time for NEW stories in the Myst universe,
(08/10 13:07:04) Korov’ev: though not specifically a “Myst VI”, perhaps the start of a new series.
(08/10 13:07:17) Korov’ev: Rand then mentioned the plans for a TV series next year (ahem)
(08/10 13:07:27) Korov’ev: Cyan will be more involved, with Rand and Ryan working on a treatment and a pilot script; a different take, not based on the Myst novels or games, set in the “lost years” — and they like the “now”.
(08/10 13:07:48) Korov’ev: Some questions were asked, most notably: the Book of Marrim is now off the back burner!
(08/10 13:08:03) Korov’ev: Will Cyan work with external publishers? Difficult choice, they don’t want to be locked in exclusivity schemes, but more funds mean bigger and better games.
(08/10 13:08:05) MindWalker: Wow!
(08/10 13:08:14) Floyd applauds
(08/10 13:08:26) Korov’ev: Back to the convention, there was the Soundscapes Beyond Myst panel, with Russell Brower, Tim Larkin, Marty O’Donnell and Jack Wall, all together in the same room, sharing their experiences in music and sound design
(08/10 13:08:52) Korov’ev: (no, we still don’t know the meaning of the lyrics of the Exile soundtrack);
(08/10 13:09:08) Korov’ev: then the Evolution of the Myst Community panel looked back at the history of Mysterium along with that of the community.
(08/10 13:09:24) Korov’ev: The Mystcraft panel presented the Minecraft mod, written and maintained by XCompWiz based on the Myst universe,
(08/10 13:09:38) Korov’ev: while RIUM+ showcased his latest project – a self-adjusting D’ni chronometer – and revealed the precise length and definition of the D’ni span (4.82 m, or 15.8 ft), along with some incredible coincidences in converting units;
(08/10 13:09:59) Korov’ev: and Phillip Shane showed some clips of the documentary he’s working on, nominally about the development of Firmament, but really about the history of Myst, Cyan and the community.
(08/10 13:10:17) Korov’ev: There were devious puzzles with location markers, autograph sessions, VR demos, Escape the Age card game sessions, Unwritten campaigns, and the Showtunes!
(08/10 13:10:30) Korov’ev: Did I miss something?
(08/10 13:10:36) Korov’ev: If I did, a three-part report was posted on the Guild of Messengers’ website:
(08/10 13:10:52) Korov’ev: The next year location is unknown at this point. It should be announced by September.
(08/10 13:11:01) Rabbit: wow
(08/10 13:11:20) Dulcamara claps here hands
(08/10 13:11:29) Rabbit claps her hands
(08/10 13:11:31) Korov’ev: Some of the presentations are available at
(08/10 13:12:04) Claidi Song says her head is spinining
(08/10 13:12:09) Dulcamara: lol
(08/10 13:12:14) Korov’ev: They will be moved to YouTube at some point:
(08/10 13:12:34) Claidi Song claps her hands
(08/10 13:12:34) Korov’ev: And now, back to the Cavern!
(08/10 13:12:42) rarified claps his hands
(08/10 13:12:44) Korov’ev: We have not one but two Fissure parties right after this meeting.
(08/10 13:12:46) Dulcamara cheers
(08/10 13:12:47) axenna claps her hands
(08/10 13:12:54) Claidi Song cheers
(08/10 13:12:57) Rabbit cheers
(08/10 13:12:57) Korov’ev: At 15:00 KIT, with reahrotahn (music at, and
(08/10 13:12:58) Telrov claps his hands
(08/10 13:12:58) axenna: Oooo!
(08/10 13:13:05) Korov’ev: at 15:30 KTI with thoekenem (music at
(08/10 13:13:11) Dulcamara claps her hands
(08/10 13:13:18) Korov’ev: If you are new and haven’t yet completed the first four ages, keep in mind that the parties will give you a big spoiler.
(08/10 13:13:29) Korov’ev: Anything to add, you two?
(08/10 13:13:41) Claidi Song – head spinning faster
(08/10 13:13:45) axenna: Sorry i was late, Uru wasnt working
(08/10 13:13:53) reahrotahn: BTW reahrothan is Davide 🙂
(08/10 13:14:01) thoekenem shakes his head
(08/10 13:14:08) Rabbit: hey Davide
(08/10 13:14:11) Korov’ev: ( I hope the people in the back can read me )
(08/10 13:14:20) Rabbit: we can
(08/10 13:14:20) Thumbs up from rarified
(08/10 13:14:21) Claidi Song starts to laugh
(08/10 13:14:30) Tai’lahr: I can.
(08/10 13:14:36) Dulcamara: we can hear you
(08/10 13:14:38) Korov’ev: whew!
(08/10 13:14:45) Daihee: The auditorium has good textcoustics
(08/10 13:14:52) Claidi Song says she loves this group
(08/10 13:14:56) Korov’ev: I have to check every time!
(08/10 13:14:56) Emor D’ni Lap: your text is a little faint in the back row
(08/10 13:15:05) Rabbit starts to laugh
(08/10 13:15:07) Korov’ev: I’ll type harder
(08/10 13:15:07) Tai’lahr: lol
(08/10 13:15:13) Minasunda: lol
(08/10 13:15:17) Dulcamara: lol
(08/10 13:15:21) Korov’ev: Next, is Mister Magic’s latest project:
(08/10 13:15:23) rarified: @Emor – shake your Ki
(08/10 13:15:30) Korov’ev: the Magic Skydiving!
(08/10 13:15:37) Dulcamara: wow
(08/10 13:15:37) Korov’ev: Thanks to the new bot Magic Skydiver, aerobatics will have no more secrets for the explorers,
(08/10 13:15:45) Korov’ev: who will be given flying certificates by participating in missions assisted by an instructor, starting from the first level of ‘Initiate’.
(08/10 13:15:54) Korov’ev: Lushun is translating the game into English. No special client will be required.
(08/10 13:16:03) Korov’ev: The opening evening of the ‘Magic High School of Skydiving’ will be around the end of the month.
(08/10 13:16:10) Korov’ev: You can find more info and tips in the Facebook group:
(08/10 13:16:19) Rabbit: cool
(08/10 13:16:26) reahrotahn claps his hands
(08/10 13:16:29) Dulcamara: wow
(08/10 13:16:36) Korov’ev: (and I’m reminded I never finished the previous two adventures – oops!)
(08/10 13:16:38) Eternal Seeker: no FB
(08/10 13:17:00) Korov’ev: And now it’s time for an update from the Minkata shard:
(08/10 13:17:11) Korov’ev claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:11) Korov’ev: Let’s welcome rarified!
(08/10 13:17:17) Floyd: Screw the people in the front
(08/10 13:17:18) rarified claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:20) Rabbit claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:21) thoekenem claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:23) marimel claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:24) Claidi Song claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:26) Minasunda claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:31) Scharminius claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:33) Korov’ev: rarified?
(08/10 13:17:34) Dulcamara claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:35) axenna claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:48) PodHopper claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:49) reahrotahn claps his hands
(08/10 13:17:51) Claidi Song claps her hands
(08/10 13:17:54) rarified waves hello
(08/10 13:17:58) rarified: Shorah All!
(08/10 13:18:01) Claidi Song waves hello
(08/10 13:18:07) Emor D’ni Lap waves hello
(08/10 13:18:11) rarified: I see some names I don’t recognize, so a brief intro.
(08/10 13:18:12) Rabbit: shorah!
(08/10 13:18:38) rarified: I manage the Minkata shard as well as act as coordinator for fan contributions to Uru, before they
(08/10 13:18:45) rarified: get passed on to Cyan.
(08/10 13:19:04) rarified: It has been a while since I gave an update here.
(08/10 13:19:31) rarified: Real Life(tm) was really hard from May through July for me, with no time to do anything
(08/10 13:19:34) rarified: on Minkata.
(08/10 13:19:54) rarified: That seems to be easing up now, so I’m starting to resume work there.
(08/10 13:20:13) rarified: First announcement about Minkata: (for new people)
(08/10 13:20:27) rarified: You can sign up at
(08/10 13:20:47) rarified: Announcement 2: Hold off until the end of the weekend. I’ve found out that some of the
(08/10 13:21:01) rarified: content on Minkata has been out of sync with the Cyan MOULa servers.
(08/10 13:21:08) Floyd: no FB for me either
(08/10 13:21:34) rarified: This manifested itself during a new installation of Minkata. People started the Minkata
(08/10 13:21:47) rarified: client and it complained about being unable to load files.
(08/10 13:22:09) rarified: So you will need to give me this weekend to bring things on Minkata back into sync.
(08/10 13:22:27) rarified: This will affect people who have an existing installation of Minkata.
(08/10 13:22:46) rarified: Once I’ve updated the server, an existing installation of Minkata (that was working)
(08/10 13:23:05) rarified: will no longer work. You will need to update files on YOUR computer from MOULa.
(08/10 13:23:29) rarified: I will post instructions on the OpenURU forums at, in the
(08/10 13:23:36) rarified: “Minkata Shard” topic.
(08/10 13:24:05) rarified: Ok, sorry for the long description, but this unfortunately will impact a lot of
(08/10 13:24:15) rarified: existing users. I’m sorry for that.
(08/10 13:24:40) rarified: Next up: my task list. The fixes that have been under test in Minkata have languished
(08/10 13:24:42) Korov’ev: Happens!
(08/10 13:24:46) rarified: long enough.
(08/10 13:25:09) rarified: Cyan developed a couple of years ago an automated mechanism to process updates
(08/10 13:25:29) rarified: from OpenUru/Minkata. I never had the time to do the automation on my side.
(08/10 13:25:45) rarified: That is what I’m working on right now. It’s not something you will see directly,
(08/10 13:26:03) rarified: but I hope in a few days to submit all the stuff (including the Windows 10 mouse fix)
(08/10 13:26:14) rarified: to Cyan to release on the MOULa servers.
(08/10 13:26:46) rarified: After that, I’ll get back to work on the Minkata-Alpha server (see past AGM notes for
(08/10 13:27:10) rarified: more details on that) that will be where the first Fan Content will appear for testing.
(08/10 13:27:30) Emor D’ni Lap: Wow. All great news, rarified! Thanks for devoting time to this; means a lot to all of us!
(08/10 13:27:30) Claidi Song:
(08/10 13:27:33) Dulcamara claps her hands
(08/10 13:27:38) rarified: That’s all I can dig out of my old tired brain. Any Questions?
(08/10 13:27:42) Claidi Song: oops
(08/10 13:27:42) Rabbit: yes, thank you very much
(08/10 13:27:48) Claidi Song claps her hands
(08/10 13:27:51) Korov’ev: none in queue
(08/10 13:27:51) Tai’lahr: Thank you, rarified.
(08/10 13:27:52) Rabbit claps her hands
(08/10 13:27:54) MindWalker claps his hands
(08/10 13:27:55) PodHopper: great work!
(08/10 13:27:56) thoekenem claps his hands
(08/10 13:27:56) marimel claps her hands
(08/10 13:27:57) Minasunda claps her hands
(08/10 13:27:58) reahrotahn claps his hands
(08/10 13:27:58) Daihee claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:00) rarified bows
(08/10 13:28:01) Ro”Jethhe claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:01) Tai’lahr claps her hands
(08/10 13:28:02) etelka claps her hands
(08/10 13:28:02) Christian Walther claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:03) Dulcamara cheers
(08/10 13:28:04) Scharminius claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:05) PodHopper cheers
(08/10 13:28:05) Korov’ev claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:06) Korov’ev: Thank you rarified!
(08/10 13:28:10) Theo claps his hands
(08/10 13:28:13) Emor D’ni Lap hopes rarified’s open time stays that way for awhile
(08/10 13:28:28) Rabbit nods her head
(08/10 13:28:28) rarified me too! 😀
(08/10 13:28:53) Korov’ev: Unfortunately, sometimes I have to relay sad news.
(08/10 13:29:00) Dulcamara: oh
(08/10 13:29:02) Korov’ev: It has been reported that Zander the Heretic, one of the early explorers of the Cavern, recently passed away.
(08/10 13:29:14) Korov’ev: No more details are known at this time:
(08/10 13:29:27) Rabbit is sad
(08/10 13:29:36) Dulcamara: so sorry
(08/10 13:29:44) axenna: O h no 🙁
(08/10 13:29:44) Korov’ev: And with that, it’s time to wrap up this Meeting.
(08/10 13:29:54) Korov’ev: Here is the summary of this month’s events (times in KI time)…
(08/10 13:30:00) Korov’ev: A calendar is also present in the left imager of the Guild of Messengers’ Hood;
(08/10 13:30:07) Korov’ev: if you find a mistake, please PM me here or on the forum so I can correct it.
(08/10 13:30:28) Korov’ev: Friday 23 is the anniversary of the Deep Island shard: 9 years, about 140 fan ages!
(08/10 13:30:36) Korov’ev: Saturday 24 is the anniversary of Obduction: already 3 years!
(08/10 13:30:40) Dulcamara: wow
(08/10 13:30:44) Tai’lahr: Wow
(08/10 13:30:50) axenna: I really need to get deep island
(08/10 13:30:50) Korov’ev: Season 17 will end on… wait, wrong notes.
(08/10 13:30:59) Korov’ev: Now, for what’s going on in the Cavern itself:
(08/10 13:31:00) Tai’lahr: hehe
(08/10 13:31:04) Ro”Jethhe would like to remind everyone what else is happening today. 14:00 KI Story Night Tsahnos’ Hood canceled15:00 KI Fissure Party with reahrotahn urutunes.com15:30 KI Fissure Party with thoekenem urutunes.com16:00 KI Karaoke Night Karaoke Hood KI Story Night Tsahnos’ Hood canceled
(08/10 13:31:14) Korov’ev: The Guild of Greeters’ Hood is staffed Monday-Saturday 13:45-14:15, if you need hints or info about the Cavern.
(08/10 13:31:29) axenna: No story night?
(08/10 13:31:32) Korov’ev: (I was getting to that, Ro’Jethe)
(08/10 13:31:37) Rabbit: nope
(08/10 13:31:39) Korov’ev: Sun 18 & 1* @ 13:00: Radio Free D’ni, in Ae’gura Plaza [] (08/10 13:31:44) axenna: Dang
(08/10 13:31:44) Korov’ev: Every Sun @ 13:00: Meeting Place Gatherings, in Meeting Place’s Hood
(08/10 13:31:50) Korov’ev: Every Mon @ 20:00: D’ni Language 101, in Guild of Instructors’ Hood (on request)
(08/10 13:31:51) Ro”Jethhe: Story Night happened last weekend.
(08/10 13:31:56) Korov’ev: Every Wed @ 12:00: NULPsday, in German NULP’s Hood
(08/10 13:32:02) Korov’ev: Every Thu @ 20:00: D’ni Language 101, in Guild of Instructors’ Hood (on request)
(08/10 13:32:09) Rabbit: happens every weekend
(08/10 13:32:09) Korov’ev: Every Fri @ 16:00: Triosity Radio, in Ae’gura Plaza [] (08/10 13:32:16) Korov’ev: Every Sat @ 14:00: r’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights, in Tsahno’s Hood (but not today – r’Tay is travelling)
(08/10 13:32:22) Korov’ev: Every Sat @ 16:00: Karaoke Parties, in Karaoke’s Hood [] (08/10 13:32:22) Ro”Jethhe says DOH!
(08/10 13:32:28) Korov’ev: Every Sat @ 23:30: r’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights, in Tsahno’s Hood (again not today)
(08/10 13:32:37) Korov’ev: And…
(08/10 13:32:37) axenna: Im willing to read if anyone wants to come
(08/10 13:32:42) axenna: tonight i mean
(08/10 13:32:45) Korov’ev: The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, September 7 at 13:00 KIT
(08/10 13:32:53) Korov’ev: Please consider donating to Cyan, to keep the Cavern open:
(08/10 13:33:01) Korov’ev bows
(08/10 13:33:01) Korov’ev: And with that, this Meeting is ended. Thank you all for coming, see you next month!