Myst Fandom 20 years ago

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Myst Fandom 20 years ago

Postby Yali » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:01 pm

Hey everyone, I thought it'd be neat to go back in time to see what the Myst fandom looked like between 1996 and 2003 in the earliest days of the internet. Here are a few links:

https://web.archive.org/web/19961101205 ... .myst.com/ Cyan's first website from Nov. 1996.

https://web.archive.org/web/20000301215 ... .myst.com/ Cyan's brief maroon website from 2000.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010201145 ... .myst.com/ Cyan's old site from around 2001. Personally I love the look of this site. Very dark and mysterious.

https://web.archive.org/web/19981206104 ... guild.com/ RivenGuild from 1998.

https://web.archive.org/web/19991013003 ... timate.cgi RiveGuild forums from 1999 before Myst III was announced.

https://web.archive.org/web/20000815235 ... timate.cgi RivenGuild from October 2000. RealMyst, Exile and Mudpie now have sections.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010604110 ... exile.html Myst III Exile official site from 2000.

https://web.archive.org/web/20030811182 ... home.shtml UruObsession from August 2003. Unfortunately MudpieObsession which ran from 2001 to 2002 was not archived.

Here are some fansites from 1998. Oh man this takes me back:

https://web.archive.org/web/19981206145 ... n/home.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/19981205151 ... com/riven/

https://web.archive.org/web/19991013164 ... 5consprcy/

https://web.archive.org/web/19990117010 ... /riven.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/19981201224 ... com/tiana/

https://web.archive.org/web/19990116224 ... dex22.html

https://web.archive.org/web/19981206004 ... index.html

D'ni Desk Reference: https://web.archive.org/web/19981203065 ... /kbahnsen/

https://web.archive.org/web/19981206182 ... com/jedur/

https://web.archive.org/web/19971008022 ... l/arc.html

https://web.archive.org/web/19990117004 ... /riven.htm

...and then there was Aveara:

https://web.archive.org/web/20031008103 ... veara.com/

I know there's more out there. Gonna dig deeper. Anyone remember any particularly interesting Myst sites from way back when?
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Re: Myst Fandom 20 years ago

Postby azel » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:38 pm

I own (1) of the Riven Limited Edition Prints 11" W x 17" H (16" x 20" after matte and frame) DS01, Gehn's Desk #/250 printed.
I also own (3) of the Riven Limited Edition Lithographs. (signed by Miller brothers) #/10 printed.
(These are not posters. They are the real Riven Prints and Lithographs that sold on CYAN for hundreds of dollars.)

If you can find any old CYAN pages that list these with information for both Prints and Lithographs (and prices) I would be very grateful. I had planned on selling them someday, but I would like to know a little more information about each (names/prices/etc). I bought them on Ebay about ten years ago and have just been holding them in hopes that they would increase in value.

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Re: Myst Fandom 20 years ago

Postby Talashar » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:10 am

Ah, nostalgia. I remember when Jim Stephenson's site was my go-to source for news and information. A few other sites that were among those I frequented in the distant past:

http://linguists.riedl.org/old/
The old Guild of Linguists, with its series lessons. Looking back now, they're awfully incomplete even for the time, but they were my first introduction to the study of D'ni.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080515095111/http://www.visi.com/~cpj1/myst/
The Myst Journals, a first-person account of the events of Myst and Riven.

http://calyxa.com/pearl/maps.html
Calyxa's maps of the Riven islands.

I especially enjoyed the online "Ages" that flourished at the time. You linked to Ryven, but some other favorites of mine included (if anyone's willing to brave the broken images):

https://web.archive.org/web/20030204155142/http://www.dnilegacy.com/
D'ni Legacy

https://web.archive.org/web/20030801075451/http://www.atoelke.demon.co.uk/cagehome.htm
CAGE

https://web.archive.org/web/19991001055225/http://members.xoom.com/AgeofNight/
Age of Night. Sadly, the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to have preserved much of this one.
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