Ah, succinct and to the point.
With my recent post saying the basic theory of Myst Online was a bad idea, I got a lot of traffic and a lot of corresponding feedback, and all I have to say is they are right.
Apparently in Myst Online, for many ages when you visit them you are the only one there. You visit your own instance of that age. So in that case, Myst Online: Uru Live is a good idea. Now here is where people will get to hate me.
The fact that I did not know that doesn’t make me lazy. I did attempt to search for information about the differences between the two encarnations of Uru. Perhaps I didn’t phrase my searching right, but I doubt there was anything out there to begin with.
While I might have been able to catch that if I followed journalistic practices, I doubt the people at Cyan Worlds would have cared enough to do an interview for some asshole’s small time blog. People forget, this is a blog. Not a newspaper. There is no prestige here, I write primarily because I need to keep in practice and the primary goal of this site is for me to write.
I’d also like to point out the whole idea of each person who visits an age visits their own instance of an age, while it works well in game, makes no sense in-universe. Each linking book links to a specific age, and if you write another linking book to that age it will link to the same age. In order for this concept to work it would mean each age has to be duplicated, and I don’t just mean someone copied the descriptive book, because then it would link to a copy of the age as it existed before it was first visited, meaning Teledahn would have no machinery and no slave cages.
However, it works for the game so I really don’t care, I’ll say we can attribute this discrepancy to Yeesha’s mad writing skillz. But it was completely unintuitive. How was I supposed to know? However now looking it up I see there is a reference to this phenomenon. Which I now find because I know what I’m looking for.
It’s funny, people often ridicule others who don’t know the things they know. I once saw a video where a man takes a banana and uses it to “prove” the existence of god, and it’s a good theory, except he didn’t know the wild banana, the one supposedly made by god, is actually very disgusting and it’s only through thousands of years of selective breeding that we get bananas that are edible. Not his fault he didn’t know that. It’s his fault he never corrected himself…that I know of.
But here’s the thing, this is a blog, it’s not meant to be professional, it’s meant to be fun for me. Got a problem? Don’t read it.
NB: I do actually appreciate all the comments, it makes me feel like this is not pointless…increases my motivation. So thank you.