Obduction Celebrations and Events

Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Ainia » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:42 pm

Hey everyone,

Since we don't yet have a topic to cover our most recent *amazing* events and celebrations, I am starting one here! :D

We started off the final 24 hours of the Kickstarter funding campaign with a 6-hour victory concert in the MOULa DMR hood:

[[NOTE: Apologies for the links, but the img tag is still broken here, so I can't include/spoiler the photos :( ]]


Edit: During this event, Saxy read a selection of the stories posted at ThankYouCyan.com, which was streamed live via Twitch.tv. A downloadable copy of the recorded feed is here (640 MB/1:13:45).
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Ainia » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Another MOULa in-cavern event was a *very rare* opportunity to talk with RAWA in the Obductee Hood auditorium:


KathAveara graciously captured a chatlog and edited it for better readability. Thanks Kath!!

[Reveal] Spoiler: RAWA Q&A part 1
Magic88889: So RAWA what have you been up to lately
Mr. Memories cheers
Ray Aits's: RAWA, do you still program in Cyan's works, or are you entirely dedicated to backstory and history?
amaliss: lol
ametist claps her hands
Vector Cramp: In Myst V, Atrus states that he
Eric L: For a while I practiced RAWASpeak out of necessity. :)
Lumiana: I love the sound of people coming in and all the foot steps
SvenLP: My video of this event will go up on http://www.youtube.com/user/Dilandau3000, probably sometime tomorrow.
James T: I hope the server holds up, I'd hate to crash out
Weldergeek: Shorah Neelena!
Acorn1: Great news, Sven
Sh'aeri: Yahvo! I should be taping this!!!
Gragrajag does a dance
Snoopy does a dance
RAWA: Magic - most time the past month has been obduction kickstarter and realMYST Masterpiece
KathAveara: I'm getting a chatlog
Dr CrisGer: Please move slowly and find a place to help keep lag down
ametist cheers
Sh'aeri: Who has FRAPS?! Someone, Fraps!!!
SvenLP: I'm recording this.
Kae Ebonrai: Sven's got it. =P
IanDiver: If RAWA wants to talk maybe should be quiet and sit down? :)
Vector Cramp: Will realMyst Masterpiece edition have the options of whether you want the day/night cycle and how fast it goes?
Sh'aeri: Nice, thank you!
Mr. Memories claps for Sven!
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, will realMyst masterpeice have additional content. Like realMyst added Rime. will the masterpiece edition add something as well?
Magic88889: everyone sit please
Dr CrisGer: `
SvenLP: The Bahro are enthusiastic about it.
Magic88889: type /sit
Ray Aits's: Type "/sit"
emmit2: Sit
oldbushie: oh heh, it just shows people differently if they are neighbors, got it
Jeff Klinger: and we drop like flies
Eat_My_Shortz: Even just small things like the gravestone or fish.
Tai'lahr: Or, Ctrl+7
RAWA: Vector - The day/night cycles are not adjustable
Eric L derps and types "roll over"
Sh'aeri: remember, the less movement, the less lag. if you stand, your avatar figits, causing lag.
Tai'lahr: Marten: down in front!
Vector Cramp: Darn.
SvenLP: I cannot switch to first person view when sitting. :(
KathAveara: @Rawa: Are the day/night cycles present in all Ages?
Neelena: *So* good to see everyone! shorah!
amaliss: shorah
Ghal'vhen: Shorah, Neelena.
Mcbeam: ok white hats ...sit all!
RAWA: Chloe - no, there isn't an extra Age, but there might be a few surprises.
Lumiana: so every one should type /sit to save on lag?
Sh'aeri: I'm sitting third row up, you just had to adjust your avvie before you sit
Martin Jacobsen: exactly
Dr CrisGer: yes please sit
Eat_My_Shortz: Heh, it might be cool to have daytime in Rime :)
Jeff Klinger: RAWA, how do you say "to go" in D'ni? I can't find a definitive translation.
Taimaru: sitting reduces lag
SvenLP: Sitting down limits my ability to look around for the video. :(
KathAveara: @Jeff: b'kro
oldbushie: will you finally be able to add fanmade content to the online version of Uru?
KathAveara: As close as we have, but it's mostly there
Vincent`: since the third person cam is contextual in the auditorium, go into the menu and select "stay in first person" to see ahead in first person mode.
Jeff Klinger: Hm, that actually sounds familiar. Maybe my dictionary was incomplete.
Aquilya: I would love to see new worlds added to URU =D
KathAveara: Well, it means 'to move'
Mr. Memories: Or pages? :)
Mcbeam: we all would
Blade Lakem: What is the word for 'obduction' in D'ni?
Ray Aits's: RAWA, this has been asked in the Hangout, but will Obduction have as much / more history than Myst?
Eric L: Time to resurrect the "second Nexus", RAWA? ;)
Snoopy: It's good to see Cyan excited about a project again!
RAWA: No, only some of the Ages have day/night cycles
Ashtar: So Rawa, has Cyan actually started working on Obduction yet, or were you waiting until after the Kickstarter campaign?
Ghal'vhen: @RAWA: I'm just going to come out and ask the question of the hour: is the Obduction ARG over, or will we get some more fun stuff? :-)
[email protected]: Yes, RAWA, we were discussing D'ni language earlier, and we'd love to know the D'ni word for Obduction :)
Martin Jacobsen: yeah, how much preproduction has already been done and how much were you waiting on the KS results for
SvenLP: @RAWA: Does Cyan have additional funding for the game, or is the kickstarter and paypal money the only source?
Tai'lahr: Maybe we should have arranged for a moderator. Please let him answer a question before asking another.
Curtis: Sorry was afk
Mcbeam: lol yes a mod would be nice
Vector Cramp: Go ahead Tai'lahr.
RAWA: Ray - at this point, no. Eventually -unknown. My crystal ball doesn't get good enough reception to know
Mcbeam: like AGM
Curtis: The chaos is exciting
KathAveara: Tai, you do it
SvenLP: Nah, chaos is more fun. >:-)
Ray Aits's sqeees
Mr. Memories: Haha Sven
Vector Cramp: A shame Doobs isn't here.
Susaan: 'wink'
Susaan: 'smile'
Jeff Klinger: This is great, it's so FULL!
Susaan: lol
Susaan: rofl
Kae Ebonrai: or Leo. P
Kae Ebonrai: *=P
Susaan: ''surprise'
Chloe Rhodes: I'm pretty sure RAWA will answer the questions he wants to answer. He's very cagey about giving definites remember.
RAWA: Ashtar - We did quite a bit of design for Obduction about ten years ago, when I was calling it "Something Else Entirely"
Mr. Memories: I LOVE the beautiful lag! :)
Ashtar: I remember that at the time :)
Snoopy: lol!
oldbushie: you know you're a long time Uru fan when lag is nostalgic
Neelena: ah
Jeff Klinger: This has been in the works for over 10 years?
MystyDeb: Ahh...."S E E" ?
Vincent` loves the smell of lag in the morning!
Aquilya: What was it called then RAWA?
Eric L: Heh... I remember SEE... :)
Visian Thistle: LOL @Vincent
Sh'aeri: I'm still listening to the hangout, but they still haven't answered any questions I've asked...psh.
RAWA: It has changed a great deal since then, but some parts of that design remain.
Aquilya: WOW
Chris Mathieu: It's okay, Sh'aeri. My questions didn't get past the signal-to-noise ratio either.
Inga S: iys more then nostalgic I cant even take a picture or settings :p
Ray Aits's: B'rem, scroll up on the people list and select 'Age Players'
Vector Cramp: Why did you choose Obduction as opposed to say, Latus?
JerPaMi: @rawa will you also sell the OST after the kickstarter i dont have money to fund it now aka dont have credit card
Sh'aeri: Rawa, now that y'all have Obduction, what will happen to the cavern? I don't know about anyone else, but I was born here, I don't want anything to happen to it.
Curtis: i think this is the most controlled lag I've seen in quite a while.
Ashtar: Well I'm just happy to see Cyan working on something else again, now called SEA :)
Kae Ebonrai: Rawa - Just something I wanted to ask - Did you ever get the info I sent regarding Seret?
SvenLP: I think it's manageable because everyone's sitting.
ametist: Adventure games is still alive and kickin'!
SvenLP: I wonder, did they expand their servers for this event. :)
Mr. Memories: Are you going to be sending out emails so that the donatators for Credits shall explain the name they would like listed?
Victoria Greenwich waves hello
RAWA: Shaeri - we have no plans to close it, if that's what you mean.
Dr CrisGer: thank you
Mcbeam: how do you stop chatlog?
RandallMc: will you guys have DLC for the game if it does well in sales?
Chloe Rhodes: SvenLP i think they have expanable servers. Could be wrong though
Aquilya: YEH!!!!'
Sh'aeri: That makes me feel better, thanks RAWA
SmilingOne: @RAWA How long will the paypal donations carry on for after kickstarter has finished?
KathAveara: Guys, can we keep noise down to a minimum?
RAWA: Mr Memories - yes, there will be a survey sent out after the kickstarter campaign to get your specific details.
Magic88889: everyone please find a spot ans sit so we can limit the lag
Mr. Memories: Alright! Thank you RAWA! :)
JerPaMi: is there a way to pay with paypal HOW
~ Kaaja ~: theres 119 people here..lets see if we can field questions a bit slower
talldark: http://www.obductiongame.com
ProfessorDavid kneel
Vincent`: @RAWA: How character-centric is Obduction? Will we be meeting and interacting with a variety of interesting personalities? Or will it be a mostly solitary adventure like Myst? I find the characters that have been profiled so far ... fascinating.
Kemosahbee: i thought he would have some really cool clothes or somethat sets him apart from everyone else.
oldbushie: I'm glad Uru will stil lstick around :)
RAWA: SmilingOne - not a set time, as far as I know. That's a better question for the accounting department to decide.
Chris Mathieu:
ProfessorDavid kneel
IanDiver: RAWA, I would like to see more areas of the cavern or Uru opened over time, to add new interest here.
talldark: It was super easy to set up a recurring monthly donation of $20 to CAVCON
Aquilya: Me too
ProfessorDavid kneels down...
talldark: I will bump that up soon
SparkyAMS: @RAWA: will there be green screen characters, or just cgi?
Kae Ebonrai: @RAWA: will we be able to add to our Kickstarter backing tier with the paypal donations?
Acorn1: thanks, talldark1
Sh'aeri: I'll volunteer to skin models!
Ray Aits's: RAWA: @SparkyAMS Or characters in a set?
thewhovian i preferred the green screen, too
Ray Aits's: I.E. John Keston in Riven.
RAWA: Vincent - that is not locked down at this point
SvenLP: Live action would be awesome, but it seems unlikely.
SvenLP: Does UE4 even support that?
B'rem Ahno: @RAWA So when you talked about "something else entirely" in the Riven Prima guide interview, it was Obduction?
Aquilya: I love the green screen character idea =D
MEA: @RAWA: Do you perhaps know of any xenolinguistics being used in Obduction?
Vincent`: So delightfully old school!
Kae Ebonrai: Cgi characters have gotten better over the years. XD
Eat_My_Shortz: RAWA: How about realMyst? Will you be using actors or 3D models?
RAWA: Ian - maybe someday. We have a large stove with lots of back burners. If we're in a position to do that at somepoint, we leave that door open.
SvenLP: @Kae: still no match for real people though. ;)
Eat_My_Shortz: Will we get higher quality footage of Atrus/Sirrus/Achenar?
Sh'aeri: @EMS OMG! Hey man!
talldark: the nature of the gameplay, being 3D, wherein you can walk around a character completely, video capture would not work well in that setting
Ghal'vhen: One at a time, everyone. I know we're excited, but give RAWA a chance! :-)
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, have you guys considered doing a smaller kickstarter to finish up the book of Marrim?
RandallMc kneels down...
talldark: UE4 is capable of very realistic human characters, and more
RandallMc kneels down...
SvenLP: I second that, we need the book of Marrim!
Vincent`: they might have the money but they still need the time to write it!
Tai'lahr: You can sit by typing /sit or use Ctrl+4
Chloe Rhodes: vincent, true
~ Kaaja ~: again.. 119 people here pace yourselves with questions
RandallMc kneels down...
RAWA: EMS - a mixture of both. just like in the original realMYST
talldark: @RAWA - What was your input on the first three books? Will you have input on future books?
SvenLP: RAWA: Since I moved to Washington, would it be possible to visit Cyan and get a tour?
Susaan: 'sit
Mcbeam: i third that
Captain Adventure: sure Svcewn...JUst donate 10,000 to Obduction :)
Sir Puma: I would also love a tour, though I'm on the wet side
SvenLP: Will you re-record the Sirrus/Achenar stuff for the remake?
Mr. Memories: 5 spaces left!
Captain Adventure: "sven".. (sorry)
Vector Cramp: In Myst V, Atrus states that hes lost his wife, Catherine. Many fans has assumed that it means shes dead, but is there a possibility that he means something happened like she is now trapped in an age whose book has been destroyed?
Curtis: Something else in Riven guide" ?
Tai'lahr: Just go to Mysterium when it's in Spokane. ; )
SvenLP: If I had 10000 to spare, I'd donate it. :)
Mr. Memories: Good one Vector...
talldark: I wish I could attend a Mysterium
RAWA: Chloe - It looks like we're going to be very, very busy for the next two years. Marrim will likely remain on the back burner.
[email protected]: Mysterium! Woo! :)
talldark: even just once
SvenLP: I'll definitely try to attend Mysterium next year.
Ray Aits's: Vector: I think Catherine's dead, considering she'd be around 200 years old at this time. ;)
Vincent` can already picture post millenium Rand returning to his Achenar role.
talldark: when is the next one?
[email protected]: It's in Spokane next year :D
Blade Lakem: yes, Mysterium will be in Spokane next year. You should attend (you meaning everyone :D )
Acorn1: RAWA: Please can we get Chloe's new Obduction t-shirts in Moula?
Eric L: If I can scrape together the airfare, I'll be there.
Mcbeam: i hear nothing
oldbushie: well tehre goes the live chat
talldark: Do people share rooms to save money?
Mcbeam: nooooooo
Marten: I don't need the D'ni Plague again though.
Tai'lahr: No, please stop with the voice.
Tai'lahr: Voice causes lag.
MystyDeb: LOL Marten...I thought it was called Fluru?
Vector Cramp: Well Atrus is still alive, and Yeesha says in one of the journals that Gehn is to.
Tai'lahr: Open your KI.
[email protected]: Fluru
Ray Aits's: RAWA's typing. Just watch the screen....
MEA: Please calm down everyone
MEA: Be patient
Curtis: Its because rawa is to busy replying
Eleri: silly camera
RAWA: Acorn - yes, we plan to add her shirts. "Soon"
Mr. Memories: It's hard to see him with 119 people/
Victoria Greenwich: *ahem* I haven't played Myst V yet...
Sh'aeri: it's called F2 brother
MEA: Show some respect
Curtis: Duh
skuavi: hola a todos shorah all :)
Sir Puma: Shorah!
KathAveara: Shorah Skuavi
Mr. Memories: Sku! Shorah! Havnt seen you in awhile
Mcbeam: tell them christine :)
Specie: Cookies!
Tai'lahr: Awesome, thank you, RAWA.
Mirphak: hola skuavi
skuavi: e llegado
ChrisKB: Shorah
MystyDeb: Thank You Rawa for taking your time to do this for the fans. We appreciate it.
KathAveara: Please can we keep noise down
Ray Aits's: RAWA, is that "Half-Life 3 Soon" or actual "Soon"? :P
talldark: @RAWA - Will you be creating any new languages for Obduction characters?
Tai'lahr: And, cheers for Chloe for making them!
newa: RAWA is answering questions as fast as he can but there ar to many people asking questions at the same time for him to anser them all in a timely manner
skuavi: de nada cris
Eleri: Diablo 3 'soon'
Vector Cramp: Well it isn't a very big spoiler as that's like the third line in the game.
Curtis: We got a ***** spakler in the room
SvenLP: Duke Nukem Forever soon.
RAWA: Ray - sooner than half-life 3 soon, later than "tomorrow" soon
Captain Adventure: :)
Carandae: XD
RAWA: talldark - that is certainly a possibility
[email protected]: "In the future"
Mr. Memories: Good,, so it exists!
SvenLP: In the not too distant future, next Sunday A.D.
k'febi: Ithin
Ray Aits's: And yes, thank you so much for doing this, RAWA!
Victoria Greenwich claps her hands
Specie: I hear scary sounds
Mcbeam: and we love you RAWA
Jeff Klinger: Bahro are excited for Obduction.
Eric L: The Bahro are making some noise. :)
SvenLP: The Bahro are excited about seeing RAWA too.
Susaan: bahro
Captain Adventure: tHose are Bahro
talldark: Awesome. What you did with the MYST series is just incredible to me. If the opportunity ever arises, I would love to pick your brain on that topic, outside of the obduction discussions tonight.
Vector Cramp: Those are the Bahro.
KathAveara: Please keep the noise down
IanDiver: Many thanks for talking to us RAWA.
Chloe Rhodes: We know you guys have a lot on your plate so take as much time as you need.
RAWA: You're all very welcome. Thank YOU for all the support!
Chloe Rhodes: not marrim time though lol
Mcbeam: :)
Weldergeek: @RAWA Is Obduction 'Something Else'? ;)
oldbushie: watch out for any strange men bearing books RAWA... we don't want you disappearing into another world on us :)
Sir Puma: I only wish I had more available to donate.
Chloe Rhodes: Welder, obduction is something else entirely
talldark: If I ever win the lottery, I'm PAYING Cyan to let me come work for them ;P
Magic88889: RAWA: Do you know how much the paypal donations are?
Sh'aeri: @RAWA: Sir, I posed this question to Chris Metzen from Blizzard and I'd like to get your feedback on it. What do you think is harder, coming up with the genesis myth behind a game or the resultant story lines?
~ Kaaja ~: @ RAWA how cut is it that your moms here!!?? ^^ kidding DONT answer!!!
RAWA: Myst 5 was "something else", Obduction was "something else entirely", Latus was "something completely different"
Lumiana: I know go RAWA's mama :)
Tai'lahr: lol
Mcbeam: yeah RAWA's mom you go girl
Weldergeek: Thanks :)
SvenLP: RAWA: If the Roadtrip/extra world goal is only partially reached, would it be possible to get roadtrip without the extra world?
SvenLP: Because roadtrip sounds awesome.
~ Kaaja ~: YAY MAMA!
Eleri would like to hear one cool D'ni history fact that we don't know ;)
Tai'lahr: We <3 RAWA's Mama!
Curtis: That makes perfect sense
talldark: If Obduction is a success, what are the chances of seeing Latus next? Would you consider using Kickstarter to fund it as well?
KathAveara: Please keep the noise down
Mcbeam loves motheres
Jonathan Lee: @ RAWA: What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?
Jonathan Lee: j/k
amaliss: Is there a way to save the chat? I just don't want to miss anything and it's going so fast.
talldark: *if* listen to me. OF COURSE it will be a success
SvenLP: African or European swallow?
KathAveara: I am taking a chatlog
Jeff Klinger: people are recording the chat
RAWA: Magic - sorry. i have no idea. I haven't heard aything more recent than the $7000 figure we heard a while ago
Chloe Rhodes would also like one but it can be the same as eleri's
SvenLP: amaliss, I'm recording a video.
Aquilya: Are there going to be more than just three worlds in Obduction now that the money has gone over the stretch goal for the game itslef or is rhe rest just going to be used for the cool thing you get to wear on your eyes? =D
Wyrm: Enter /startlog to save thechat
Jonathan Lee: Sven, uh, I don't kno--gaaah!!
Martin Jacobsen: svenLP: either the new world or roadtrip mode would be good
Martin Jacobsen: not sure which i want more
KathAveara: You should be able to find edited versions posted around some time after the event finishes
amaliss: thank you wyrm
Sir Puma: @ Jonathan Lee: What African or European?
talldark: @RAWA, please ask for an update on the paypal donation levels. We're interested to know how much more there is on top of kickstarter donations
SvenLP: I'd want both before Oculus Rift support, to be honest.
RAWA: talldark - If it is sucessful enough, i certainly hope so
talldark: though I could understand why that might be left as a surprise
Mr. Memories: We might have it if Cyan loves us, or as said erlier, Roadtrip but no new world if half way funded...
Chloe Rhodes: Aquilya, it's going to be so awesome if we get the Occulus Rift support.
talldark: perhaps one that Rand will address later
SmilingOne: before "completely different" was there "stop that that's silly"
MagooChris: @RAWA: is there a reason why your face was always hidden in the video chats?
Eat_My_Shortz: Roadtrip would be great with Rift, because if you're using Rift then you can't exactly play with someone else in the same room.
oldbushie: clearly it's to hide RAWA's dashing good looks
Martin Jacobsen: Attention newcomers: PLEASE /SIT. Your avatar will fidget less and lag will be reduced
talldark: One more question - Will the RealMYST Masterpiece edition be mobile only or PC/Mac as well?
KathAveara: Please keep everything that isn't questions for Rawa in private chat
~ Kaaja ~: 7K till 1.3 just sayin'
Mario: Why not integrate Paypal with cyan website so people could see fundraising in real-time this would definitely encourage people to donate
Sh'aeri: Chris, because he's RAWA, international man of mystery
Vector Cramp: No, the masterpiece edition is for PC and Mac.
Mcbeam wonders if the server is keeping up ? lol
RAWA: talldark - i'm sure it will be updated once kickstarter is over.
Mr. Memories: Is realMyst Masterpeice a new Myst? I knew there was real and master before... Does this combind them>
Vector Cramp: iPad already has a realMYst.
talldark: Excellent. I am very much looking forward to it
JerPaMi: @RAWA i payed for abduction via paypal for the boxed edition but i did not see a option to add 15 dollars to ship outside the us do i still get my copy ?
Vector Cramp: No, they're just redoing realMYST.
RAWA: Magoo - I don't want to have to see me. You shouldn't have to either :) Just call me "wilson" from Home Improvement
Mr. Memories: Oh, thanks Vector, very interesting...
Aquilya: LOL
Vector Cramp: Yep :)
Susaan starts to laugh
Blade Lakem: @RAWA, what is your favorite thing about D'ni history/culture that you have devised?
oldbushie: RAWA has no lower jaw, what you see is IT
Tai'lahr: lol @ Wilson
Nehvir: RAWilson?
Mcbeam laughs at RAWA
Mr. Memories: Sell newrealMyst with Obduction? :)
Sir Puma: @RAWA: Will there be more of the Myst games available on Steam?
talldark: Any advice for aspiring future Cyan employees?
Calena: Kickstarter currently at $1,284,211 with 6 hours to go.
Specie: Wilson in Cast Away
Tai'lahr: I told them you were just shy, RAWA.
Emor D'ni Lap: I gather that no one is moderating this session, as has become the norm for other sessions like the All Guilds Meetings?
Ghal'vhen: RAWA: Is the ARG over, or do we still have some fun things to find in the future?
Vincent`: @Sir Puma: GOG.com has *everything* Cyan has ever made. Check it.
Tai'lahr: Yeah, we underplanned, Emor. Feel free to take it on, though, if you like.
RAWA: Ghal'vhen - you don't really want me to answer that. :)
Mcbeam: emor i hopw someone would talk a bit
Acorn1: RAWA were some of those hashtags in the videos important clues and if so, which?
Ghal'vhen: Oh, yeah I do...:-)
talldark: I suspect the ARG will continue for a good while yet
[email protected]: @RAWA: Is there any posibility of a Riven Masterpiece Edition?
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, when we hit the mark for Occulus Rift support, and if realMyst gets occulus rift support, would Cyan be open to including fan contributions for Occulus Rift support in MOULa
Mr. Memories: #spacepinecone
Sir Puma: @Vincent: I have all the games, but some don't work in Windows 7. But those on Steam do
Mario: RAWA when can we expect the release of realMYST?
Ti'chelle: They need to keep us busy doing something for the next two years lol.
Neelena: since we don't know the paypal total, maybe we can keep up the momentum, reach the next stretch goal and not have to choose.
RAWA: Tai'lahr - yeah, ask My wife how often I'll let her take my picture. I've been to the dentist more frequently.
KathAveara: Please keep the noise down
talldark: @RAWA, Can you speak to the possibility of us seeing a playable demo in the next year?
Tai'lahr: So, if we want a picture of you, we should request the X-rays? ; )
Neelena: (rift vs. roadtrip)
RAWA: [email protected] - not anytime soon. It's not even on one of the back burners.
thewhovian RAWA - tell us a story!
[email protected]: :'(
Aquilya: Or the recent podcast video of you
Taimaru: lol Tai
Mr. Memories: But WILL there be a playable Demo? Perhaps on Steam?
Vector Cramp: 59 Volts is doing a realRIVEN.
Aquilya: oo do tell
[email protected]: Starry expanse, yes.... :)
Vector Cramp: And they've made impressive progress.
talldark: I would also like to see more in depth posts from Eric about the development process.
No'ga: @RAWA Are you on Steam Greenlight for publicity or is Valve treating you differently with this project?
RAWA: talldark - of Obduction? That seems unlikely in the next year.
Sh'aeri: I'm not volunteering for realExile. Saveedro's hammer in the mouth doesn't sound appealing
Tai'lahr: Emor D'ni Lap has volunteered to moderate.
Many Fingers: @RAWA: This can wait, since it's not Obduction-related: does D'ni mark gender and/or animacy in 3rd-person objective-case pronouns?
MystyDeb: Is Revelation available in any form other than the original disk?
Tai'lahr: Please IM Emor to get in the que to ask your question.
Vector Cramp: The poor soul that would have to map out Edanna.
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, I think talldark meant realMyst
KathAveara: Please keep the noise down
talldark: Mysty: There is a digital download
Vector Cramp: Rand said it would be out by christmas.
talldark: Chloe, RAWA: I meant Obduction, but I am curious about RealMYST as well.
[email protected]: Any idea how many people are in here?
Chloe Rhodes: Oh sorry.
RAWA: oh realMYST - yes, we're almost done with it. It should be out "soon". :p
Captain Adventure: :)
Eat_My_Shortz: "soon" meaning before Half-Life 3? ;)
Visian Thistle drools
Mr. Memories: Over 119
Wyrm: Hood count is 128
talldark: Can you reveal a price for RealMYST?
Ray Aits's: Yes. Before half-life 3, but after Tomorrow
Vincent`: there's that word again
talldark: I may buy ...many copies.
Chloe Rhodes gasps at "soon"
Tai'lahr: Please IM Emor to get in the que to ask your question.
Marten: What are you calling the remake of realMYST? realRealMYST?
k'febi: Will realMYST Masterpiece use Oculus Rift?
Aquilya: oooo =D
Marten: (j/k, I know, Masterpiece)
Vector Cramp: realMYst: Masterpiece Edition.
talldark: k'febi: I'm not sure that Unity supports it
Eat_My_Shortz: Unity does support Oculus.
Mr. Memories: Than Myst Masterpiece: Real Edition?
Bibi4ever kneels down...
RAWA: beofre half life 3, before book kof marrim, after the kickstarter campaign
Jonathan Lee: Will there be a prequel to Obduction? Maybe... Subduction?
Tai'lahr: To sit, type /sit or Ctrl+7
Vector Cramp: There was a whole lot of story planned for Uru Live, but not all of it got carried out. Would you ever consider releasing the rest of it in some format, be it short story or film?
talldark: I highly suspect that fans will put up the money for Rift support to be added to it
Jonathan Lee: (Earth Science joke, sorry.)
J'mee: What Vector asked.
k'febi: Ooh, you're still doing book of Marrim? Yay!
Aquilya: I want one!!!
Weldergeek hopes Book of Marrim happens someday
RAWA: realerMYST to be followed by PenultiMYST, then UltiMYST
Eleri: *chortle*
Nick Molle laughs
[email protected]: hehehe
J'mee: MYST Mini?
Captain Adventure: hahahhah :)
Nehvir laughs
Eat_My_Shortz: I was just reading an old RAWA email where he joked about ultimateMyst :)
Mr. Memories: @RAWA What are the differences, and why so many Mysts?
talldark: Then an anniversary edition. ReminMYST
Wyrm: URU Ultimate
k'febi kneels down...
Jeff Klinger: Uru: The Reckoning
Emor D'ni Lap: Please just IM me that you have a question, you don't need to tell me what it is
KathAveara: Please keep unnecessary chat out of the public chat
Ashtar: Myst Legendary Edition, ooops, wrong adventure :)
Vincent`: because every time Microsoft releases an new OS an old Myst version stops working :P
Emor D'ni Lap: RAWA, please tell me when you are ready for another question, okay?
Captain Adventure: How about MYST Mayhem..All we have is that one April Fools Day shot :)
Aquilya: When is the next chapter of URU going to come out?
WaySeeker: URU: MYST opportunity
Jonathan Lee: realUru--where you and a group of friends actually go spelunking around some ancient ruins...
RAWA: there are no plans to close the Cavern (Uru) because of Obduction.
RAWA: next
Mario: @RAWA will there be a new age to explore in realMyst HD?
Vector Cramp: They haven't done episodes since GameTap.
Ray Aits's +Jonathan Lee
Prihn: That's good to hear. It only took me 10 years to finally show up here.
RAWA: mario - no, but there may be a few other smaller surprises.
Taimaru: Talk causes lag
Vincent`: embrace the lag
Mario: Great, thanks :)
Emor D'ni Lap: Ray Ait's has a question
Mcbeam: no we don't hear you lol
Sh'aeri: oy gavalt. yes, heard you
Neelena: (Opti-Myst)
Aquilya: RAWA is there going to be a new episode added to URU eventually? just wondering
RAWA: (I have no speakers, so if anyone is asking over voice, no, i won't hear it)
Ray Aits's: People keep talking about a RealMYST coming out, but I thought RealMYST was already out: I bought it on Steam. Is this a different RealMYST, or an update to the old one?
talldark: Ray: It's a Masterpiece Edition
Tai'lahr: He's reading what we're saying.
Vector Cramp: Did you not get my question about Catherine or is it one of them your not going to answer?
talldark: New features, like day/night cycle, improvements
Mcbeam: sound turned off lol
RAWA: Ray - an update to the the 2001 realMYST
Inga S: please stop using voice there is allready so much lag!
talldark: Although, to be honest, I felt that some of the screenshots looked a little blocky. I had hoped for improved models.
Wyrm: Please do not talk - causes lag
Sh'aeri: hey, don't hassle RAWA. He is THE MAN.
oldbushie: muted :)
Kae Ebonrai: they're not getting you in the back.
talldark: I've turned off voice chat altogether
RAWA: vector - what was your question about catherine?
Eric L: To reduce lag, you can turn off voice in audio settings.
talldark: maybe if more of us turn it off, that will improve lag
Eat_My_Shortz: Ray: http://cyan.com/realmyst-update
Vector Cramp: In Myst V, Atrus states that hes lost his wife, Catherine. Many fans has assumed that it means shes dead, but is there a possibility that he means something happened like she is now trapped in an age whose book has been destroyed?
KathAveara: People, keep the noise in chat down
Inga S: I actually cant there is so much kag I can't move my mouse pointer :p
RAWA: vector - i'll that for you to speculate
Sir Puma: Good idea, thanks talldark.
Emor D'ni Lap: If you have a question, just let me know; you don't have to type the whole question to me!
Emor D'ni Lap: Ready for another, RAWA!
RAWA: next
Aquilya: RAWA is the going to be a new episode added to URU eventually?
Wyrm: Too may years for an Earther to live
Christian Walther: And once you are on the question queue, please have your question typed out so you can ask it immediately when you're called up.
Vector Cramp: I ask as we don't know how old Rivenese live, so you never know.
Emor D'ni Lap: B'rem is up next
Vector Cramp: But Catherine is Rivenese.
Mr. Memories: This is to hard to scoll from AGE PLAYERS down through 130 people to get to Emor...
Wyrm: oopd
Aquilya: Is another episode of URU going to be added eventually?
KIWIWONDER: just click on him :0
oldbushie: Emor is on stage
~ Kaaja ~: whispers: 128 in the hood :)
B'rem Ahno: Hi RAWA. What do you find harder to create: the backstory and history of the world, or a story within that world?
Jonathan Lee: Maybe Catherine was..... obducted.
Ray Aits's: Hahaha
SvenLP: DUN DUN DUN
Mr. Memories: Do you know how many people are sitting in front of my face?
Mr. Memories: @John Lmao
Tai'lahr: Emor is on the edge of the stage to your right.
RAWA: b'rem - all of the above :)
Ray Aits's: Hey, suggestion: can the mod go stand up on the podium (and the non-mods step down?) That way it'll be easier to queue for questions
KathAveara: People, please type /sit if you are not sat already
Mr. Memories: Color of clothes
Mr. Memories: AH
Kae Ebonrai: the mod is sitting there >.>
Chloe Rhodes: Mr. Memories, thank you.
RAWA: next
Mr. Memories: Im blind. shush your mouth
Tai'lahr: They must be RAWA groupies. ;P
James T: can any body hear anyone speaking?
Ray Aits's: Ah, right. Sorry. His clothes color blends in with the rock.
Mr. Memories: For? and No.
talldark: @RAWA: Has Cyan ever considered dynamic world generation methods, such as those used in games like Spore? I figure that Cyan's methods are more inclined towards building worlds with a set vision and story in mind, such that dynamic worlds would be too random for story
oldbushie: voice chat needs to be off, too much lag
Mario: @RAWA can you give us any more details on Robin being involved with Oduction?
oldbushie: I turned mine off
Mario: Sorry Robyn
Aquilya: @RAWA is there going to be a new episode added to URU eventually?
RAWA: talldark - not so far
Chloe Rhodes: mr. memories, I've been meaning to implement a faster scroll function into the ki a long time ago. thanks for reminding me that I should get back to doing that :D
Emor D'ni Lap: Sorry, lag is killing me; is there a way to shortcut to the "AGE PLAYERS" sleection?
SvenLP: @RAWA: Have you recreated the sirrus/achenar book videos for realMyst Masterpiece?
Tai'lahr: Yes, open your KI and click on it there, Emor.
KathAveara: @Emor: Click on the list, and drag off the HUD
talldark: I suspect that URU will not see anything 'new' for a long time. Cyan's team is relatively small, and their attention will be focused on Obduction for the next couple of years
~ Kaaja ~: whispers: 3K MORE till 1.3
Christian Walther: Yes Emor, click and hold on someone's nam, then slide off to the right
Emor D'ni Lap: We have Many Fingers up next
RAWA: Mario - yet to be determined. We're thrilled he wanted to come on board.
Marten: Aquilya, your question will continue to be ignored unless you get into queue via the moderator and ask it when prompted to do so.
Many Fingers: @RAWA: How are NPC interactions in Obduction likely to work? Nonverbal only, dialogue trees...?
Emor D'ni Lap: J'mee, Mr. Memories and The Whovian are up after that
J'mee: RAWA, if Kickstarter continues to be successful for Cyan projects, might it be considered as a funding tool for Cavern expansion?
Mr. Memories: :)
Eat_My_Shortz: @Kaaja, I think that's 13K more.
talldark: I think we should all go see Robin's movie, The Immortal Augustic Gladstone. We can make it a success, and then mob him with demands to make a MYST movie
~ Kaaja ~: drat
RAWA: Many Fingers - not dialog trees if we can possibly avoid them.
Kalez: i agree with this
RAWA: next
KathAveara: Please keep noise in the chat down
talldark: @RAWA, how did you come to be involved with Cyan?
J'mee: RAWA - if Kickstarter continues to be successful for Cyan projects, might it be considered as a funding source for Cavern expansion?
Mr. Memories: Lag?
Emor D'ni Lap: J'mee- you're next!
Aquilya: @RAWA is there going to be a new episode added to URU eventually?
Mr. Memories: ImnotdoingthisisewwaerWHAT
KathAveara: Aquilya, please PM Emor if you want to ask a question
RAWA: J'mee - I cannot rule out that possibility. That would be nice
RAWA: next
Aquilya: How do I do that?
Emor D'ni Lap: Mr. Memories has a Q?
Mr. Memories: Yes, sorry I lagged badly
Prihn: @RAWA: I like the questions about how you came to be involved with Cyan.
Emor D'ni Lap: Aquilya, I'll put you on the list'
Aquilya: okies
Mcbeam: sit
Aquilya: thanks =D
talldark: Emor, I have a question
KathAveara: Can everyone who is standing please type /sit
Aquilya: ah ok
Mr. Memories: @RAWA After Obduction, in the long run, will you continue with the Myst series, or at least in stpry, or possibly refurbishing other older games like with RealMyest?
Kalez: ty, i just spent the last 5 minutes just trying to figure out how to sit...
Vector Cramp: As Esher is the only true Dni we meet, should we assume that duck-knee is the correct pronunciation?
B'rem Ahno: Type "/sit" without the quotes
SmilingOne: /sit
RAWA: Mr Memories - as always, I like to leave all possibilites open. I don't predict the future well. If we have a good story in the Myst universe to tell, and the means to do it, I don't see why we wouldnt.
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: The Whovian is next up!
thewhovian RAWA - what is your opinion on the myst rpg unwritten?
KathAveara: @Vector: No. Duhnee is a closer pronunciation
Mr. Memories: Yes! I grew up with Myst, and I hope to stay wih it! Thank you RAWA! :)
Chloe Rhodes: Vector, duck-knee duh-NEE DUH-nee and dunny are all correct.
Jonathan Lee: (I'm guessing Esher may have spoken one particular dialect. Maybe he was the equivalent to some backwoods D'ni with a southern drawl.)
RAWA: (vector - Escher had a speech impediment. Please don't tease him about it. :p)
Susaan: lol
Chloe Rhodes: sorry was in first person mode didn't realize i wasn't sitting.
Captain Adventure: :)
talldark: @RAWA - Will the Plasma engine be used again for future games, or will Cyan continue to use UE4? I am grateful to see UE4 being used for Obduction, as I've wanted to see Cyan use it since it was announced.
Emor D'ni Lap: Ghal'ven is next on the list
Vector Cramp: Wait, I thought you spelled it Esher? Or is the C part of his speech impediment?
RAWA: thewhovian - I am not an expert on it. I love the idea of other ways for people to tell stories in the Myst universe,though
Ghal'vhen: The concept art so far for obduction shows a woman that might have snow gear on. WIll there be a snow-centric world, and if you won't answer that, at least tell the team I'd love to see one.
talldark: I suspect that UE4's development environment is more forgiving than Plasma's
Mr. Memories: I wonder if we are that woman... or we follow her story...
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: RAWA, do you want to pass on Ghal'ven's question?
Sh'aeri: Hey RAWA, are you ever surprised at all about how many fans you personally have?
RAWA: galven - i will do that.
Ghal'vhen: Thanks! :-)
Emor D'ni Lap: Sir Puma is up next
RAWA: vector - i type poorly, please expect typos in live events :)
Sir Puma: RAWA: Will there be more myst games available on Steam? And will Obduction be made available on Steam?
Chloe Rhodes: Cheeky Rawa, i see what you did there.
RAWA: Puma - we hope so, eventually for other Myst games. Not soon. Yes, we hope Obduction will be on Steam
RAWA: next
Mr. Memories claps his hands
Sir Puma: Sweet, all my friends are on Steam
Emor D'ni Lap: Ray Ait's has another one
Mario: @RAWA will you be playing any character in Obduction?
Ray Aits's: @RAWA: Is there going to be a language / languages to Obduction, as D'ni is to Myst?
SvenLP: Unfortunately I have to leave. My video of this event up till now will be up some time tomorrow on http://www.youtube.com/user/Dilandau3000
Mr. Memories: Puma
Mcbeam: thanks you sven
Ray Aits's: See ya, Sven! Nice to see you in-cavern again!
~ Kaaja ~: thanks sven
Vector Cramp: Farewell Sven.
talldark: Sven, please post that to the Cyan.com forums
Mr. Memories: Adios Sven! Thank you! :)
RAWA: ray - Yet to be determined. I can't rule it out
Ghal'vhen: Later Sven
Kalez: later!
Chloe Rhodes: Farwell Sven
Tai'lahr: Please IM Emor to get in the que to ask your question.
RAWA: next
Mr. Memories: Shorah! :)
Emor D'ni Lap: Aquilya's turn now!
Wyrm: Take care Dr. Sven
Aquilya: @RAWA I was wondering if there will be a new episode added to URU eventually?
KathAveara: Please will the standees type /sit
RAWA: shorah, sven!
Eleri is being good and not asking any complex questions ;)
RAWA: Aquilya - No plans for more on Uru anytime soon. we'll be busy with Obduction for the next two years. After that - "Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."
Ray Aits's: The Future has not yet been written....
Magic88889: Kickstarter Update: now at $1,288,135
Mr. Memories: The Ending*
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: [email protected]'s turn for a Q
Aquilya: Well atleast I can look forward to Obduction =D
[email protected]: @RAWA: Would you be willing to do some sort of D'ni language panel/lesson/presentation at Mysterium next year?
Captain Adventure: Yoda quote= awesome points :)
Kalez: All I have to say is that a Myst movie ever happens in my lifetime, I can die a happy man. There is nothing more that I am waiting to happen than that. I'm sure a kickstarter for that would have just as equal success ;)
RAWA: [email protected] - at this point, my D'ni is very, very rusty. You'd do a much better job than I would.
[email protected]: heh
Mcbeam: lol
Aquilya: LOL
Mcbeam starts to laugh
Mr. Memories: @Kalez It better be done CORRECTLY though, and it will be the best ovie ever known to man! :)
Ray Aits's: lol!
Wyrm: hard to fix pointer - tried the person infront ofyou
Kalez: Yers
Emor D'ni Lap: talldark is up next
Inga S: dount that RAWA my D'ni knoledge consists of Shorah :p
Martin Jacobsen: will all the people who are standing SIT please, you are creating lag
Dr CrisGer: brb
Aquilya: Have to sign off for now Shorah all =D
talldark: RAWA, outside of potential future expansions of MOULA content, will the Plasma engine be retired in favor of UE4?
KathAveara: Type /sit to sit, with the slash at the start
Mario: @RAWA Out of all Cyan games which one is your favorite?
RAWA: ([email protected] would do a much better job than I would)
Ghal'vhen: @Emor: I have one more question and then I'll be quiet. :-)

See my next post for the remainder of the chat log...
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Ainia » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Here's the rest of the RAWA Q&A chatlog:

[Reveal] Spoiler: RAWA Q&A part 2
Dimitrios: me when Emor?
RAWA: shorah, aquilya
Aquilya: =D
Mr. Memories: SHorah!
Kalez: Glad Obduction is happening. Good luck Cyan, love you guys. I
Omakayz: shorah
Kalez: m out!
Ray Aits's: Emor is standing to the right. His shirt blends in with the stone.
Aquilya: Cheering you all on!
Visian Thistle: Dimitrios he'll call your name when it's your turn.
Ray Aits's: Shorah, Kalez!
RAWA: talldark - probably so, though that is not my call at all, so I could be completely wrong.
Emor D'ni Lap: Ready, RAWA?
talldark: Thank you!
RAWA: (thanks, Kalez!)
RAWA: next (sorry)
Emor D'ni Lap: Okay, Dimitrios, fire away!
Sir Puma: Wish I could stay longer but have an early day tomorrow. Namaste, Blessed be and Shorah all
RAWA: shorah, puma
Vector Cramp: Farewell.
Mr. Memories: Shorah,
Emor D'ni Lap: Dimitrios?
Dimitrios: yes
WaySeeker: the movie will happen right after the theme park XD
Mr. Memories: Lol
Emor D'ni Lap: It's your turn, Dimitrios
Dimitrios: is Great King Ahlsendar alive? will he return?
Mr. Memories: REAL Linking BOoks? :)
RAWA: Dimitrios - thanks for all the calculation summaries :)
Leith: yay i made it first time in urur live
RAWA: Dimitrios - I'm told that he will. "soon"? :)
Mr. Memories: Shorah
Ray Aits's: Welcome, Leith!
Leith: i got a bit lost on the ay tho :-(
Dimitrios: oh my Atrus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mcbeam: welcome Leith
Mr. Memories: Well your here! :)
Emor D'ni Lap: K'febi's turn for a Q?
RAWA: next
Inga S: ah welcome Leith glad to see you made it :D
k'febi: Will realMYST masterpiece use Oculus Rift?
Vector Cramp: Well won't he be surprised when he finds out the D'ni no longer have a king.
Leith: i think my laptop is going to melt with all these graphics, lagging hard
Mr. Memories: Tone them down in settings than
Specie: Letih these 7 year old graphics are killer
KathAveara: Please could everyone still standing type /sit
Vector Cramp: *10 year
oldbushie: yes I can hear my pc groaning
Specie: Myst Online is 10 years old?
oldbushie: yup
Vector Cramp: Turned 10 on Monday. Alas, no celebration.
Mr. Memories: No
Mr. Memories: Relly? Dang
KathAveara: Please keep other conversation out of the chat
RAWA: next?
Chloe Rhodes: Vector, Uru turned 10 on Monday. Myst Online doesn't turn 10 for another 3 years :D
Prihn: @RAWA: What non-Cyan games do you enjoy these days?
Emor D'ni Lap: RAWA, did you catch K'febi's question already?
Jonathan Lee: In the reallyrealMyst edition of Myst I'd like to see a scene where Atrus gets shot at with a blaster by Greedo but then quickly dodges and shoots back in turn.
RAWA: sorry, i missed it. K'febi - it might work with it, but was not designed for it
Martin Jacobsen: s has been fun, but I figure I'll leave the room now & stop contributing to the lag
Vector Cramp: No, Prologue was released in 2003. Never got out of beta as Ubisoft pulled the plug.
k'febi: Okay, thanks!
RAWA: tshorah, marin
Emor D'ni Lap: Vector Cramp is up next >
Dimitrios: oh my Atrus!!!!!!! Great King Ahlsendar is alive oh my Atrus !!!!!!! need definetly a kickstarter for Mystonline @ Vector i a well aware about history of D'ni but the Great King dissapeared taking all the infected books with him and Phil Henderson who talked with Yeesha a long time ago said that " HE (yes capitalized) will return..D'ni may have the ability to travel also in time :) no offence though :)
talldark: Related question - Is RealMYST Masterpiece built with Plasma or Unity?
Vector Cramp: Why did you choose Obduction as opposed to say, Latus?
Chloe Rhodes: Vector, yes, but it was released first as Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
Eat_My_Shortz: @talldark: Unity.
talldark: I wish it was built with UE4 too. :P
talldark shuts up now
RAWA: vector - latus is a much larger, ambitioius project. Obduction is something we can pull off with a smaller team
RAWA: next
Vector Cramp: Ah. Thanks.
Emor D'ni Lap: WaySeeker's question is next
RAWA: (even if I can't type "ambitious")
IanDiver: Many thanks RAWA and the mods, Emor, Kath, Chloe and everyone else for making this a great event. Time for bed! Shorah all. Night.
Prihn: should we reask unanswered questions?
Emor D'ni Lap: EVERYONE here is so used to reading around typos:)
Susaan: lol
J'mee: Shorah all
Mario: What is Latus?
RAWA: shorah, ian
Ray Aits's: Shorah, Ian!
talldark: Yes, can you give us anything about Latus?
IanDiver claps his hands
SmilingOne: Too true Emor
Mr. Memories: I have to get going in a bit guys... If someone is able to, ask why RAWA was inspired to do the Myst franchise and Obduction! :)
Emor D'ni Lap: WaySeeker, you're next!
Chloe Rhodes: Goodnight Mr.
RAWA: shorah, mr. memories
Mr. Memories: Shorah! Thanks for the amazing time! :) Goodnight now.
WaySeeker: oh, yes sorry. @RAWA, is CYAN considering using the face-capture system used in MYST V?
Vector Cramp cringes
k'febi doesn't rememver face capture system in Myst V
RAWA: wayseeker - not that I am aware of
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: Okay... MagooChris, your question?
MagooChris: will we ever see full translations of the current D'ni transcripts?
WaySeeker: Thank you, RAWA
talldark: I'm not all that good at the shutting up thing, but I am trying to let my respect outweigh my sheer joy at being here.
RAWA: magoo - unlikely, but maybe I'll start a kickstarter - it will make obductions budget look miniscule :)
talldark facepalms
Eric L chuckles
Tai'lahr: hehe
Emor D'ni Lap: RndallMc's turn next
WaySeeker: hehe
Mario: @RAWA based on what you've seen how is the graphics of UE4 compared to previous Cyan games?
Emor D'ni Lap: Randall, please state your question publicly?
Jonathan Lee: @RAWA random question, but serious (kinda): Are you familiar with MBTI, and if so what is your type?
KathAveara: Please message Emor if you wish to ask a question
RandallMc: @RAWA will there be DLC if obdution sells well?
Omakayz: andd I'm stuck
RAWA: Randall - I don't know of plans to, but I can't rule it out. A definite "maybe"?
Omakayz does a dance
RAWA: next
RandallMc: thank you
Emor D'ni Lap: WaySeeker has another question....
MystyDeb Thanks Rawa and slips quietly out the back whispering "Goodnight"
RAWA: shorah, mystyDeb!
Tai'lahr: You got me in the que, right, Emor?
Chloe Rhodes: Emor, me too?
KathAveara: Me three
RAWA: can i be in the queue?
oldbushie: haha
Taimaru laughs
Tai'lahr: Yes, we'd love to hear your questions to us!
Eric L: You are SO at the top of the queue, RAWA. :)
oldbushie: we are all British now, standing in queues
RandallMc: Shirah everyone
Dimitrios: i have a second one question too!
SmilingOne: sure, why not?
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, you can ask anything any time. you're the star of the party
WaySeeker: I was wondering if there is going ot be language(s) other than English , you know like D'Ni letters and numbering system, in Obduction?
RAWA: wayseeker - not yet determined. more likely than not, but we'll have to see.
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: Tai'lahr is up next - and the queue is about 16 people long, so please be patient!
KathAveara: Oh dear
WaySeeker: Thank you again, RAWA. :)
RAWA: (type faster, RAWA)
oldbushie: lol
Vector Cramp: Hey Dogherra!
Tai'lahr: My turn?
Emor D'ni Lap: yes Tai'
Chloe Rhodes salutes Dogherra
Tai'lahr: First, thank you for being here, RAWA.
RAWA: my pleasure
talldark: RAWA: I'll come be your personal typist for cost of relocation ;P
ametist thanks RAWA and evryone uruite! :)
RAWA: (talldark - thanks, but unless you live across the street, it's out of my budget)
KathAveara: Type /sit to sit
Captain Adventure: hahahah :)
Tai'lahr: There are several loose ends in the Myst/Uru story, and I know you're going to be busy for the next few years, but will there ever be a time when we can get answers to some of our questions about it.
talldark: When I move up there, the offer still stands... And I am looking at places... across the street.
oldbushie: stalker
RAWA: tai'lahr - if I live long enough, I hope so
talldark: unashamed!
Omakayz cheers
Tai'lahr: Awww, typical RAWA. ; )
Tai'lahr: chev shem
k'febi: You could use VoIP for that.
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: olbushie, are you ready?
Emor D'ni Lap: oldbushie
oldbushie: hello :)
Emor D'ni Lap: hi!
RAWA: shorah
oldbushie: of the original actors (Myst, Riven), how many are you still i ntouch with? I love Sirrus and Achenar
talldark: lol
talldark: we all do.
Captain Adventure: LOL\
Eleri: *giggle*
Tai'lahr giggles.
WaySeeker: lol
talldark: Rand and Robyn :P
Ray Aits's: lol!
Captain Adventure: Bwahahahah :)
Vector Cramp: Achenar is probably down the hall...
oldbushie: hehe
Dimitrios: wooohoooo now trending towards 1.310.944!! NOW its happening!!!
RAWA: Rand (Achenar / Sirrus) - frequently. Robyn - I haven't seen in quite a while.
talldark: WOOOO!
Tai'lahr: We reached the first stretch goal?
oldbushie: awesome :D
Vector Cramp: YAY!
Vector Cramp cheers
Eat_My_Shortz: Rand was Sirrus?
Captain Adventure: Not yet
Tai'lahr cheers
WaySeeker cheers
RAWA: sorry, achenar/atrus fro rand - sirrus for robyn. My fingers aren't connected to my brain
KathAveara: $10k to go
robe (I'm on the surface, be back in a minute):
Dimitrios: we are at 1289241
talldark: trending
Neelena cheers
amaliss: $1289641 and counting
Inga S: no not yet Dimitrios is being himself ;)
Eleri: what's that in D'ni?
talldark: $1,289,641
Eat_My_Shortz: :) I know, I just wanted to say I called RAWA on Myst trivia.
Emor D'ni Lap: KathAveara, your turn!
Eric L: The immortal Sirrus Gladstone... ;)
Captain Adventure: 1289641
oldbushie: yeah I figured it was the Millers for Myst :) just couldn't remember who was who for both games
Dimitrios: yes trending my calculations showing that right now we are running towards 1310000++
KathAveara: @Rawa: Have you (or anyone at Cyan) seen the revived Guild of Linguists at guildoflinguists.webs.com?
KathAveara: We'd love to have official recognition from Cyan
Dimitrios: need to find my card i will not miss that !!!
Mario: What platforms will new realMyst be available on?
Vector Cramp: Mac and PC
Mario: No iPad?
RAWA: Kath - I had not. Writing it down, which doesn't guarantee I'll still remember
KathAveara: Thanks!
talldark: Open Question to All: I have registered Obducted.com - Please PM with with suggestions on what to do with it!
Vector Cramp: They already have a new version of realMyst for iPad.
Emor D'ni Lap: Ghal'ven is next up for another question...
RAWA: next
Ghal'vhen: How many pages will the Obduction Art book be (estimated, of course)? Will it be hardcover (can't remember. :-) ).
talldark: Yes, hardcover
talldark: at the $250 level
talldark: Previous levels get a digital copy
talldark: it
RAWA: ghalven - i don't even have an estimate. Sorry.
Dimitrios: and the size? like from Myst to Riven inspirations
Ghal'vhen: No probz. Thanks!
Emor D'ni Lap: Mr. Memories is also next with his second Q
talldark: Hard to estimate how big an artbook for a game that hasn't started serious production yet.
Vector Cramp: Oh, that was a good book. I still have it on display.
Dimitrios: i have it hidden Vector :)
Eric L: I may be wrong, but didn't Mr. Memories leave?
talldark: From MYST to Riven is one of my most prized posessions
Emor D'ni Lap: Just notify me you have a question, you don't need to type it out for me - thanks
Dimitrios: mine too i paid 100$ for that lol
Chloe Rhodes: Emor, do you remember what Mr. memroies question was, he left.
Vector Cramp: It has RAWA's D'ni 101. I keep it out in case I need to check it for something.
talldark: Outside of that, my signed copy of BoA (Rand signed) that I snagged for $11 is it.
Many Fingers: He did, but I'll repeat his question for him: "why [was] RAWA ... inspired to do the Myst franchise and Obduction?"
Emor D'ni Lap: okay then [email protected] has a second question?
Chloe Rhodes: Thanks many
Dimitrios: i have one Emor
RAWA: Mr Memories - I was inspired to do Myst because I saw it in progress on Rand's computer.
Magic88889: I'm going to have to go. See you all later. Thanks RAWA for coming.
RAWA: shorah, magic
amaliss: 1289786
Tai'lahr: Safe landings, Magic. ; )
Ghal'vhen: Shorah!
RAWA: Mr Memories, part II - Obduction - because Uru was cancelled and we were trying to come up with ideas to pitch to ppublishers
Tai'lahr waves at Marein.
RAWA: next
Vector Cramp: Yay 4AM!
Emor D'ni Lap: okay, now [email protected]'s question?
[email protected]: @RAWA: Since Obduction is going to be in realtime graphics, is there any possibility that there will be any kind of multi-player option? (And no, I don't mean the Roadtrip Mode stretch goal ;) )
Marein waves back at Tai'lahr
RAWA: [email protected] - I think Roadtrip mode is the closest we plan to multiplayer for Obduction.
Specie: [email protected] Rand answered that in hangout not unless they get alot of funding
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: catherwood is next
catherwood: RAWA, the Obduction poster/wallpaper looks almost cartoonish (sorry), is that just concept art ? or will that alien palette look more "real" in 3D ?
Neelena waves hello
SmilingOne: good question
RAWA: i'm not sure which one you're referring to specifically, but everything at this point is concept art
talldark: Eric has already covered that, I think. His posts talk about having put the video and graphics together pretty quickly.
[email protected] has to sleep, & is grateful that RAWA stayed up so late to answer our questions :)
[email protected]: .shorah
RAWA: g'night, [email protected]
Tai'lahr: Judging by the introduction to the video, I'm sure it's going to be much more realistic in the game.
catherwood: i'm a sucker for photorealism, would be disappointed with animation cel look and feel, thanks
talldark: This is Cyan we're talking about
Emor D'ni Lap: AllMyst, your turn!
AllMyst: @RAWA: Is there an ARG already planned out for the time leading up to Obduction's release?
Tai'lahr: Shorah Dogherra!
AllMyst: I enjoyed following the Hun**** puzzles
catherwood cringes at abuse of the term ARG for simple puzzle trails
k'febi: What's an ARG?
talldark: Augmented Reality Game
AllMyst: could be a puzzle trail or a full blown alternate reality game
RAWA: AllMyst - hmm... <insert standard RAWA non-response here>
Tai'lahr: Well, give them a better term to use, catherwood.
AllMyst: just wondering
k'febi: Thanks.
catherwood: no, Alternate Reality Game
talldark: or Alternate Reality Game
Emor D'ni Lap: haha RAWA, patent it!!!
RAWA: catherwood - i happen to agree with you. but such is life
AllMyst: thanks anyway :)
oldbushie: AntiReality Game
Eleri: both are correct :) Something Preafteresque would be fun
WaySeeker: I thought it was ARGH
Tai'lahr: Me too, WS
talldark: A Rawa Grunt
Ian Watson: The Castle Aaaarrrrgggh
Visian Thistle spits on reality
Dr CrisGer and max slip away, wishing RAWA and All at Cyan the best of luck in the new venture...see you all soon
Eleri: that's just Cyan puzzle solving in general, Way
KathAveara: Going on that response, yes, there likely is one
Emor D'ni Lap: TheWhovian has another question.......
thewhovian RAWA - in the book of Atrus, they mention a book that teaches the D'ni language. When you finish ALL the other stuff could you consider publishing that?
RAWA: Anyone remember To D'ni during Riven development?
Ray Aits's: The Rehevkor!
Emor D'ni Lap: sure
talldark: I do!
Mcbeam is going to bed thanks RAWA for this sesson
Captain Adventure: yup
RAWA: g'night, everyone who's got to sleep
Mcbeam: shorah
Eat_My_Shortz: What was To D'ni during Riven? Before my time :)
Chloe Rhodes: It was the book of Tiana but...eh.
Visian Thistle: Just teach us the Art, RAWA
oldbushie: I want to see a Myst modding tool based on writing in D'ni books
Eat_My_Shortz: Ahh.
radioflux just got out of bed
Neelena: loved it
KathAveara: Shorah Radio
RAWA: thewhovian - unlikely, but not impossible
oldbushie: tho we sorta get that wit hRelto :)
Eat_My_Shortz: @oldbushie Well there is a Minecraft mod based on D'ni books (Mystcraft)
thewhovian thank you
Emor D'ni Lap: VisianThiistle, do you still have a question?
Visian Thistle: Yes
Chloe Rhodes: oldbushi. i have a video you'd be in interested in if thats the case
thewhovian bye guys!
k'febi: See Minecraft tribute to Myst
Fatal Error must sleep and bids all shorah
RAWA: shorah, fatal error
Ghal'vhen: Fatal Error just blue screened.
Ghal'vhen: :)
Visian Thistle: @RAWA I thought the cavern was beneath New Mexico, but the novels make the surface sound Middle Eastern. Where on earth are we?
k'febi: Scared me for a moment my laptop did that earlier today.
RAWA: Visian - looks like New Mexico to me.
Tai'lahr: It is. : )
Omakayz: RAWA: how much people do we need to light up the water in the city again?
Korov'ev: people standing - please sit down.
Marein: Can you hear that? Is that wind? No... Wingrovisms
RAWA: next
KathAveara: Type /sit to sit down
Emor D'ni Lap: Ray Aits's's up next! for his #3!
SmilingOne: Blue screened? I thought that was microsofts job!
Ray Aits's: RAWA: Will there be new D'ni texts releast in the (near) future?
Captain Adventure: obduction is at 1289917
Ray Aits's: ^released
RAWA: Ray - a sentence or two to those who contributed at the appropriate level to unwritten's kickstarter.
KathAveara: Sadly, only one has been claimed
Eleri: And we'll release those into the wild once we have the backer's ok :)
k'febi: Wouldn't it be awesome if a 10k is holding back until they're in range to finish it?
Mario: When you guys plan to open up Obduction forum?
Ray Aits's: Okay. Thank you very much, RAWA. But alas my poor mortal body requires sleep.
RAWA: other than that, it will have to depend on how busy Obduction keeps me (i imagine the answer to that is "very")
RAWA: g'night, ray!
Ray Aits's: Shorah, and good night, all!
Emor D'ni Lap: ManyFingers, your turn >
Ghal'vhen: SHorah!
Akel: Shorah
Many Fingers: (aagh interface) Pass for now!
KathAveara: We have just passed $1,290,000
Emor D'ni Lap: okay! Ainia, are you still with us?
Ainia: Shorah RAWA, good to meet you (finally)... Any hints about the location of the missing Preafter spiral? And is its location connected with the Cleft's location?
amaliss: Whoohoo $1290042
Tai'lahr: Ainia has been working very hard on this project, RAWA.
Vector Cramp: Indeed.
Jockel: Shorah everyone
Ainia: (the suspense is building...)
Jockel: whoa... 80 people
KathAveara: Shorah b'shem
RAWA: Ainia - it is not close to the Cleft's location.
Tai'lahr: Maybe just a tiny hint to point her in the right direction?
karoh: goodnight all. shorah..
RAWA: west of the Cleft.
Emor D'ni Lap: that's tiny!
SmilingOne: Shorah Karoh
KathAveara: I guess that narrows it down somewhat
DifferentDave: ty Rawa...and goodnite all...Shorah...and hang onto yer Big Toe-Tee
nila mu'hari: Shorah everyone!
KathAveara: Gn
Chloe Rhodes: oooooo i know where it is?!
RAWA: g'night!
Visian Thistle: shorah Nila, glad you got in.
Ainia: hokay, now let's hope I know what I'm doing with the Cleft location analysis... :)
SmilingOne: Goodnight Dave
WaySeeker: if you go far enough west, you're east!
Visian Thistle: lol
Emor D'ni Lap: Sh'aeri is up next....
Sh'aeri: RAWA, I guess this would be a personal question 3 part: how does it feel to see so many people in Cavern and how dumb do you think UBI feels for pulling the plug? Lastly, what do I have to do to get an interview with you for The Cavern Today Podcast?
RAWA: not that far, Way
RAWA: Sh'aeri - 1) It feels great to still have the Cavern occupied after all this time, even on "life-support".
RAWA: 2) Id doubt Ubi feels dumb, they made a business decision. I think they'd make the same choice today.
RAWA: 3) hmm... unknown.
RAWA: next :)
Emor D'ni Lap: Dimitrios has another question - - -
Tai'lahr: Awwww, I'd love to hear that interview, Sh'aeri.
Dimitrios: will Releeshahn Age be used in Obduction? will there be a great story (kings etc) in Obduction?will you ever open the Great Tree here?
Sh'aeri: I'll put up the signal again. Thanks RAWA. You're the best.
Sh'aeri squeals and swoons like the RAWA fangirl she is
KathAveara: Brb for breakfast
RAWA: Dimitrios - Releeshahn - I think "no" is safe, even with my cloudy crystal ball. Great story - I hope so. Great Tree - maybe someday
RAWA: aww, thanks, shaeri
Dimitrios: love you
Emor D'ni Lap: talldark has another one next >
talldark: @RAWA, Given the immense interest in Book of Marrim, and the difficulty in obtaining a copy of the preview chapter, are there any plans to make it available via the Cyan site, and if so, perhaps a second chapter can be added? I think a lot of people would be happy with a serial story!
Eric L would squeal and swoon, but his lawyers have advised him against it
RAWA: talldark - i make no promises, but I'll suggest it to Rand
KathAveara: Back
talldark: Thank you very much!
RAWA: next
Emor D'ni Lap: Adar, ready with your Q?
Adar: @RAWA Now that we're in the final hours of the kickstarter campaign... was this amount of funding the expected outcome? In other words, pre-campaign, how confident was Cyan that this would be 'go' ?
talldark: Mention that I'd make further contributions toward Obduction in exchange for said chapters ;P
k'febi likes the idea of another book.
WaySeeker really liked the books, would be nice on Audible!
Sh'aeri would volunteer to be a leg of RAWA's desk.
Korov'ev: the Visual Novel of Marrim
Inga S: I'd make further contribution to Obduction for a tanktop or hoody in stead of a t-shirt but they haven't promised me yet either ;)
RAWA: adar - hmm... I don't know what Rand and Tony expected. Me, personally. I had high hopes, but prefered to reamin "cautiously optimistic"
SmilingOne thinks Sh'aeri would be more comfortable as the chair behind the desk.
talldark: Who am I kidding? I'll continue sending money in for Obduction, the contents of RAWA's desk drawers, and secrets.
KathAveara: Ok, Sh'aeri, we understand how much of a fangirl you are
Sh'aeri swoons muttering "he said 'cautiously optimistic'"
talldark: The $350 I've donated so far is only a down-payment
Tai'lahr: Did we ever get an answer on how long the PayPal donations would be accepted?
Emor D'ni Lap: Sayuri, are you still with us?
Ian Watson: Must be off to work. .chev shem, RAWA
Visian Thistle: In the hangout, they made it sound like that depended on when they had to lock down the design.
Sayuri(: yes^^
Emor D'ni Lap: yes you are, I see you!
RAWA: shorah, ian!
Emor D'ni Lap: your turn, Sayuri
Eleri: Shorah, Ian!
SmilingOne: paypal donations will continue after kickstarter but unknown for how long.
Captain Adventure: Obduction $1,291,117
talldark: I'm off for the night. Thank you so very much for being here and answering questions, RAWA. And thank you to all of the fans for being such a wonderful community to be a part of.
Vector Cramp: Goodnight.
Sayuri(: RAWA:Where do get your inspirations for the design of myst`s worlds?
RAWA: g'night, talldark
Ghal'vhen: See you later, talldark
k'febi waves at talldark
JerPaMi: @rawa i did pay the boxed version via the website although i did not have a option to add 15$ to ship it outside the us, will i still be able to get my game if living in europe?
Visian Thistle: Shorah talldark
talldark: JerPaMi: Just make another donation for the $15. It will be added
Eat_My_Shortz: I think you should just email someone about that; not something that can really be sorted out quickly in the cavern.
Mario: @RAWA Will Tim Larkin or Robyn be doing a soundtrack for Obduction?
Tai'lahr: Jer, I think the extra shipping charge will be added when you're billed.
KathAveara: @JerPaMi: Just pledge at least $90
RAWA: Sayuri - from everywhere. we throw ideas at the wall. most of it falls away, some of it sticks
talldark: I made a total of three Paypal donations, altogether
Zander the Heretic quietly glomps Eleri
nila mu'hari: talke my daughter out for a morning walk... See you guys later at the KS forum! RAWA, it was a pleasure to see you down here! Shorah, everyone!
Ghal'vhen: Shorah, nila
Vector Cramp: The people in the Open Cave shard have gotten the Gahreesen wall functional and have held a few tournaments. What are the chances that their fixes will be put on the main server so we can enjoy the wall?
Emor D'ni Lap: Vector Cramp has another question for RAWA
talldark: Great question, Vector!
Vector Cramp: Oh, perfect timing.
Lili's Bin Obducted waves hello
talldark IS leaving...slowly.
Jay Raven waves hello
RAWA: vector - that would be cool. I have no idea. That's a question for Chogon.
RAWA: next
Adar: I have to go to sleep. It was a privilege to be here, and a testament to a great longstanding relationship between fans and company that we're here at all. Thanks RAWA. G'nite.
Ghal'vhen: Bye Adar
RAWA: g'night, adar
Tai'lahr: You should discuss that on the OpenUru forum, Vector.
Vector Cramp: Alright, thanks.
Mario: @RAWA do you guys have anybody in mind for Obduction soundtrack?
Emor D'ni Lap: I think that's all I have in the queue right now.
KathAveara: I have a question, then
oldbushie: Rand was giggling about that earlier, Mario
Chloe Rhodes: I have one too
oldbushie: he can't reveal tho
Tai'lahr: I have one more, then, too.
Emor D'ni Lap: Okay, Kath
Tai'lahr: lol
Emor D'ni Lap: kath, then Chloe, then Tai'lahr
KathAveara: @Rawa: Can you tell the D'ni words for the colours 'black' and 'white'?
Chloe Rhodes: Mines sort of two so i don't mind going last
RAWA: kath - not off the top of my head, sorry. Like i said, my D'ni hat is very, very dusty these days. So sorry.
KathAveara: Aw...
JerPaMi: ok made 2 paypal payments on the website now hopes it works out :D
k'febi: Try the Guild of Linguists.
Emor D'ni Lap: Chloe please?
KathAveara: @k'febi: I am the Grand Master of the Guild
Zander the Heretic: I have a question, but I've only just come in so it may have been asked already,
Dimitrios: yes there is a guy in France Dmr D'ni Musicological Reasearch i dont remember his name (sorry) but you can find him there
k'febi: Oh. Nevermind.
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA 1, we know there are four districts on Ae'gura, can you tell us, the released area we have so far (ferry dorcks, museum, library etc) which district does that make up?
etelka: Turjan
emmit2: turjan
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, 2, of all the unreleased and concepted stuff you guys worked on for Uru, what was your favorite.
Ainia: (aka Alain Pachins)
Dimitrios: yes Turjan is the musician i am sure RAWA know hi eh??
Dimitrios: yes Alain
RAWA: I'm pretty sure that's the <transmission garbled> district
Eleri: *SNERK*
Chloe Rhodes: lol
Emor D'ni Lap: oh the AAMCO district!
No'ga: The most dangerous part of the message is always garbled
KathAveara: As you can see, Rawa's 'humour' hat is not dusty at all
Dimitrios: he created music instrument from Myst saga and played music with them
oldbushie: :)
Chloe Rhodes: I'm just keep calling it the Kerath'en district lol
Emor D'ni Lap: Chloe, are you covered now?
Tai'lahr: Sounds good. : )
Chloe Rhodes: yes those were my 2.
Vector Cramp: Now where is A'gaeris's home?
Emor D'ni Lap: Tai'lahr, you're up
Tai'lahr: I have a two-parter, too.
Eleri: Advanced mapping, Chloe?
Tai'lahr: And, they may have both been answered and I missed it, so I apologize if that's the case.
RAWA: chloe #2 - ooh, there was this really cool one that <transmission garbled>
Tai'lahr: 1 - Do we know when the new Obduction forum section will be open?
Taimaru wonders what "transmission garbled" is in D'ni
Tai'lahr: 2 - When will we get the Obduction t-shirt in our wardrobe that Chloe made?
Captain Adventure: Obduction 1,292,004 not counting paypal
Chloe Rhodes wonders if we should fix RAWA's microphone
Ainia: (Wohba! we made it!!)
Tai'lahr: Chloe, if you could, you could rule the D'niverse!
Zander the Heretic: I somehow don't hink that will help...
RAWA: tai'lahr #1- "soon" - sooner than half life 3, later than the kickstarter campaign.
Eric L has all manner of questions, none of which should be asked or answered. ;)
Mario: I love the Book of Tiana
Tai'lahr: Okay, yes, now I recall hearing that answer. lol
KathAveara: That means, taking PayPal into account (assuming that that amount is larger than reported a while ago on in-game-chat)... We may well have hit $1.3m!
RAWA: tai'lahr #2 - same answer as tai'lahr #1 - "soon". Chogon was just asking about it today.
Chloe Rhodes: Tai, wouldn't want to. Just live in it. And build it.
Captain Adventure: Book of T'iana is the best one IMHO and the best candidate for a film
Tai'lahr: chev shem, RAWA
oldbushie: RAWA: will we ever get to see Catherine's Age, as it was in the book? :)
RAWA: chloe - I don't want to hear me any more than I want to see me
Emor D'ni Lap: Okay, Wyrm has a question that I apparently dropped the ball on - sorry, Wyrm
Wyrm: Will we get access to the linking book(s) to the obduction worlds(s) :)? (We need scroll bars in the KI) !!! :) :)
Tai'lahr: You're a mysterious man, RAWA; I'm sure you know it's part of what endears you to us.
Eric L: I'm sure he has forgotten more answers than we will ever know. ;)
Neelena: indeed
RAWA: wyrm - unlikely that Obduction will contain linking books, but "you never know" is one of our slogans for a reason. :)
Dante1 I'm afraid I must retire. Thank you for your time, RAWA! Shorah everyone!
Visian Thistle: Good night dante
Ainia: GN Dante
RAWA: shorah, dante
Neelena: shorah
Wyrm: It's just an age you know :)
RAWA: eric - i've forgotten what i've forgotten
WaySeeker: age? I thought it was an arg?
Captain Adventure: :)
Emor D'ni Lap: Ghal'vhan has another Q -
Visian Thistle: @RAWA wow, like Orwellian double-think
Ghal'vhen: If the final funding ends up between stretch goals, will one half of the next tier be met, or will all the money go to the last fully funded tier? This might have been answered. I don't recall.
Eric L: Sometimes it's an "aargh!".
Dimitrios: Alert trending towards 1.308.223$$ not quit safe update your pledges!!! use ADD oons make phone calls , email, scream, jump....:)
WaySeeker: Minkata was an aargh until I figured it out with a friend :-D
oldbushie: sell your first born child
RAWA: ghal'vhen - that's waaayy above my paygrade and something rand and Tony will have to hammer out.
Eleri: noo, my firstborn does dishes. He's too useful here
Inga S: I am not steam I don't sell playtings I do not have yet :p
Mario: Would love if Obduction used some of the Myst elements
Captain Adventure: "Annoy-Nay" was the ultimate ARRRGGGHHH Age :)
Vector Cramp: So whats this Ryan & Lauren Stream Myst Online: Uru Live Show?
Ghal'vhen: Great! Thanks for enduring my Qs. :)
Eat_My_Shortz: Heading out, guys! It was great. Obduction + Rift for the win!
Eat_My_Shortz waves hello
Sh'aeri: asta EMS!
Tai'lahr: Safe landings, EMS
Neelena: night EMS
Visian Thistle: Goodnight EMS
Emor D'ni Lap: ...Zander, you've been on the list, after Ghal'vhan. Your turn!
MagooChris: Cya EMS!
JerPaMi: @rawa in abduction will we have a song like we have here in the gallery that song is so chillingly good :D
Sh'aeri: and Ahnonay was invented by a sadistic gym coach. Link, take a a lap. Link, take a lap.
RAWA: g'nighit, EMS
Eat_My_Shortz: Night all, especially RAWA. An honour to have you in here.
Tai'lahr: lol, Sh'aeri
WaySeeker: it is up to $1292560
Zander the Heretic: RAWA: is Obduction the beginning of a series, or a single story? I mean, may there be sequels?
Captain Adventure: So true, Sh'aeri....so true :)
RAWA: Zander - just like Mystwas, it will be self - contained, with room for sequels if the chance arises
Dimitrios: need to push more ALERT 1.3M is in danger!!! ALERT
Zander the Heretic: Thank you.
Zander the Heretic bows
Sh'aeri: oh lord, there goes will robinson
Wyrm: Preaching to the poor choir :(
Tai'lahr giggles.
Ghal'vhen: Hahaha
Sh'aeri opens wallet and watches moths fly out
Wyrm: You even have moths ?
catherwood: four more hours, no need to panic yet
Visian Thistle: i think we're doing fine
Dimitrios light one cigarette one after another , need a drink!!!! UPDATE your PLEDGES ALERT!
Zander the Heretic: Luxury. I had to make my own moths out of newspaper.
KathAveara: @Dimitrios: At this point, $1.3 is secure, as there is also PayPal
Stryker_One: You have a wallet?
Sh'aeri: yeah, big, killer, junkie moths
Tai'lahr: Is RAWA's mama still here and still awake?
Captain Adventure: Wow.....Lost in Space Reference....Cool Beans
Ghal'vhen: I'm watching the twitch tv stream, watching me chat. It's URUception.
KathAveara: Also, do not trust Kicktraq'a predictions
catherwood: are we wrapping up in 15mins and heading to the next venue?
KathAveara: They work on an algorithm that underestimates
Emor D'ni Lap: Hello k'febi - are you awake?
oldbushie: I'm on Twitch??
Acorn1: Remind me what's next?
oldbushie: does this mean I'm internet famous?
Dimitrios: @Kath nothing is secure especially with he last hours slowdaown and parties . we need to hit hard NOW
Tai'lahr: Wow, we've been here for almost three hours.
Visian Thistle: Ryan and Lauren are gonna be doing something here
k'febi: yes but I forgot my question.
Emor D'ni Lap: okay, we'll move on to Ainia's next question then!
k'febi: Apparently not awake enough. :-)
Many Fingers: Ah... One last question possibly? I thought I was in the queue.
Visian Thistle: by "here" I mean somewhere in Uru
Many Fingers: Oh, carry on.
Ainia: @RAWA: will the Bahro play a part in the Obduction worlds?
Dimitrios: i make my own calculations using Excel stats (i collect the everyday and hour) lol
Captain Adventure: 1293074
Stryker_One: Have any "official" system requirements been released?
k'febi goes to get cocoa
KathAveara: You have not taken into account the $7k+ from PayPal
Vector Cramp: What are they going to be doing?
Sh'aeri: sweet Yahvo, it's like counting freckles on a mangree's backside, moves so fast you can't get an accurate count.
MarieM: uuh a soundd
KathAveara: We have actually already reached the Rift + Localisations stretch goal
Eleri blinks at Sh'aeri
Acorn1 cheers
etelka cheers
Ghal'vhen: Huzzah!
Stryker_One: Very quiet here tonight...
ametist cheers
Visian Thistle: I still wanna see that nice number on KS
Wyrm: Highest hood coung that I saw was 147 (currently 70)
Captain Adventure: True Kath.. but the Kickstarter numbers have been going up and down. Some may have pulled out or reduced their pledges
Chloe Rhodes: RAWA, given that the Obduction seed works in a similar manner to a linking book (transporting the player to another world) would Cyan ever consider doing a crossover down the line between Myst stuff and Obduction?
Visian Thistle: Then the paypal money can cover lost pledges and other nonsense
Ainia: hmm... RAWA is strangely quiet
Sh'aeri: oh no Eleri, I've done far, far worse. Like "Faster than a bahro after downing a bag of Lava Pepper flavored D'nitos"
KathAveara: Provided KS ends with $1,230,000 or more, we're safe
oldbushie: Achenar kidnapped RAWA
Emor D'ni Lap: Yes, Ainia's question is hanging in the air....
Chloe Rhodes: probably waiting on Ryan to get here.
oldbushie: we have to save him
oldbushie: to Myst!
Vector Cramp: Has he gone to sleep?
KathAveara: Though I expect PayPal has brought in more than $7k by now
Eleri: heehee. I use "A few poles short of a bahro cave..." regularly
Ainia: perhaps there is no safe answer to it????
Vector Cramp: Oh, its streaming now.
Vector Cramp waves hello
Emor D'ni Lap: RAWA is multitasking...
Wyrm: What is streaming?
Ghal'vhen: The Twitch.tv simulcast
No'ga waves hello
Emor D'ni Lap: maybe RAWA is streaming...
Tai'lahr: Hey! We're on TV!
RAWA: ainia - i think my brain exploded...
KathAveara: Yay!
Eleri would like Obduction to stay un-Myst-ed.
Christian Walther: No, it's Dogherra
WaySeeker: why does obduction have to have any connection to MYST? IT's like wanting The Beatles to always sing "Help!" and no other kind of song
KathAveara: Hello internet!
Sh'aeri: well, I try not to be too graphic. But the fellas on the podcast used to have to censor me when I talked about wanting to shoot Sharper in the <bleep> with his <bleeping> gun.
oldbushie: lol
Eleri strals Dog's hat
KathAveara: Ainia, I think you've just won the event
Eleri: steals. I can type, really
Vector Cramp: I want a prize too.
WaySeeker: sorry that was snarky, I take that back
Tai'lahr: Is that you in the corner frame, Dog?
Acorn1: We're working RAWA too hrd!
Emor D'ni Lap: okay, my Term Of Service is hereby completed...I step down and relinquish to utter chaos! :D
amaliss: thank you emor
RAWA: thanks, emor!
etelka: Thanks, Emor
Acorn1: Thnks Emor
No'ga: Thanks Emor
Inga S: Thanks Emor
Christian Walther: Thanks for stepping up Emor
Sh'aeri: Thanks Emor, you rock man!
WaySeeker: Thanks emor
oldbushie: thanks for coordinating Emor!
Ghal'vhen: Great work Emor
Vector Cramp: Is it just me or is RAWA frozen?
MagooChris: Thnks Emor!
Tai'lahr: Thank you, Emor. Great job!
Ainia: thanks a bunch Emor!
SmilingOne: Is Brittany Spears working RAWA?
Zander the Heretic: thank you, Emor.
Visian Thistle: Thak you!
Eric L: @RAWA Do you think Riven would work on a first-generation DVD-ROM drive? ;)
Visian Thistle: *Thank you
Vector Cramp: Thanks
Sh'aeri: No, that's just RAWA, he's the genius silent type.
Emor D'ni Lap: yw, Tai'lahr roped me into doing something I generally hate :)
Tai'lahr: RAWA, thank you for coming tonight and spending three hours answering our questions (or dodging them).
oldbushie: RAWA is answering questions by blinking his eyes in Morse code
amaliss: you did it well :)
KathAveara: If Rawa keeps going with questions, I'll take over moderating them
Chloe Rhodes: this is just freaky. we're all being filmed lol
Tai'lahr: You volunteered, Emor!
Visian Thistle: Also thanks to whoever was doing crowd control and making everyone sit down and be quiet (Kath, was that you?)
Sh'aeri: what? Well, I'm glad I chose a unique outfit then.
RAWA: I think i'm going to bow out, so y'all can go find Ryan W.

I had the somewhat dubious honor of causing RAWA's head to explode (see chatlog part 2 above), though my photo of him here shows that he weathered the experience fairly well... ;)


Edit: Much of this event was streamed live via Twitch.tv after ResEng Dogherra joined the crowd. A downloadable copy of the recorded feed is here (349 MB/1:18:21).

Edit: Ooh! And SvenLP has also posted his video of this event (which covers the early part missed by ResEng Dogherra). Yay!! :D
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Ainia » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:28 pm

The last MOULa cavern event was co-hosted by greydragon and Saxy. We met greydragon in the Watcher's Pub and then headed to the Ae'gura library and the Minkata linking book there. Saxy then led a Minkata expedition, though most explorers had to bow out before we'd finished in order to attend the final Cyan Google+ Hangout and Cyan HQ breakfast.

I will apologize right now for the scant photos and plead distraction and sleep deprivation. :lol: It would be *awesome* if other attendees could contribute their photos to fill out this event! :)


[[missing photos due to distraction, etc. etc.]]

Explanation: I'd missed greydragon's Skype phone-in by a hair :oops: while twitching with Saxy and other explorers! So I sat myself down in Minkata's bonehenge and kept a watchful eye on Skype, hoping he would try to call again. Happily :D, about half an hour later, he called again! Sadly :cry:, I hit the wrong button and disconnected the call! Happily, he tried yet again and this time I actually answered the call without messing up!! :mrgreen: By the time this was accomplished and greydragon moved on to the next Obductee on his list, Saxy was getting ready to finish up Minkata and head back to Cyan HQ to get ready for the breakfast celebration Google+ Hangout.

[[Edit: Adding the Skype chat for your entertainment; note that my WOHBA is in response to the Cyan Inc. Skype descriptor "Woo hoo!"; my YESSS is in response to hitting the $1.3M stretch goal]]

[Reveal] Spoiler: Here's the Skype chat documenting my breathtaking klutziness in response to greydragon's attempts at contacting me!!
[11/15/13 10:23:04 PM] Ainia DaFente: Please add me as a contact. Ainia DaFente
[11/16/13 2:12:14 AM] Cyan Inc.: Cyan Inc. has shared contact details with Ainia DaFente.
[11/16/13 4:03:43 AM] Ainia DaFente: I believe that's WOHBA!!
[11/16/13 4:06:46 AM] Ainia DaFente: Either that or SQUEEEEEEEEE!!
[11/16/13 4:07:27 AM] Ainia DaFente: YESSS!!!!!
[11/16/13 4:07:29 AM] Cyan Inc.: lol
[11/16/13 4:07:48 AM] Cyan Inc.: Call started
[11/16/13 4:07:48 AM] Ainia DaFente: Call ended – no answer
[11/16/13 4:07:54 AM] Ainia DaFente: awww....
[11/16/13 4:08:01 AM] Ainia DaFente: sorry I didn't catch it quick enough
[11/16/13 4:08:05 AM] Cyan Inc.: Video Message
[11/16/13 4:08:10 AM] Ainia DaFente: (was twitching)
[11/16/13 4:30:38 AM] Ainia DaFente: Heh, Saxy is getting lost in Minkata (just like I do every time :D )
[11/16/13 4:39:07 AM] Ainia DaFente: ah, she's been rescued! :)
[11/16/13 4:40:07 AM] Cyan Inc.: ya
[11/16/13 4:40:10 AM] Cyan Inc.: yay!
[11/16/13 4:40:22 AM] Ainia DaFente: :D
[11/16/13 4:41:04 AM] Ainia DaFente: she found one of the Bahro symbols too!!
[11/16/13 4:41:34 AM] Ainia DaFente: Whee, the sky is moviing!
[11/16/13 4:50:35 AM] Ainia DaFente: :D :D Saxy has this thing for Minkata bones!!
[11/16/13 4:52:04 AM] Cyan Inc.: :)
[11/16/13 4:52:35 AM] Ainia DaFente: another symbol and the sky is spinning again! Good job Saxy!
[11/16/13 4:58:51 AM] Ainia DaFente: Let's see if she can find some boots...
[11/16/13 5:08:18 AM] Cyan Inc.: Call started
[11/16/13 5:08:18 AM] Ainia DaFente: Call ended – no answer
[11/16/13 5:08:26 AM] Ainia DaFente: aaaaaaaaaa
[11/16/13 5:08:32 AM] Ainia DaFente: wahappened?
[11/16/13 5:09:28 AM] Ainia DaFente: (apparently I cannot be relied upon this early in the morning to know what the heek I'm doing on Skype….)
[11/16/13 5:09:55 AM] Cyan Inc.: Call started
[11/16/13 5:11:14 AM] Ainia DaFente: Call ended 1 minute 19 seconds
[11/16/13 8:22:31 AM] Ainia DaFente: Hey GD, my work here is done and I'm gonna get some rest. (yawn) Your Minkata is officially solved (and there's an /afk explorer stuck inside the daytime bonehenge) :D Thanks for all the fun to you and the whole team!! (wave)


After this final online event, I sneaked back into greydragon's Minkata and finished the Age for him (after retrieving my old navigation charts). So at least I got *something* right before collapsing into bed and getting some much-needed rest! Too bad greydragon won't be able to enjoy the benefits of his completed Minkata...

Apologies to the other remaining die-hard explorer (besides me!) who was napping inside of bonehenge when I locked him in while linking out to the Bahro cave... sure hope he found his way out!!

Edit: In addition to the Twitch.tv feed mentioned below by Christian Walther, there is a downloadable copy of the recorded feed here (979 MB/2:12:49).
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Christian Walther » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:21 am

Here are some pictures from the Minkata expedition:

You can also watch the recording of the whole event from Saxy’s perspective here: http://www.twitch.tv/cyan_inc/b/480213659.
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Vector Cramp » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:17 am

Here's a cleaned up version of RAWA's chat of just the questions and his answers

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Q: So RAWA, what have you been up to lately?
A: most time the past month has been obduction kickstarter and realMYST Masterpiece

Q: Will realMyst Masterpiece edition have the options of whether you want the day/night cycle and how fast it goes?
A: The day/night cycles are not adjustable

Q: will realMyst masterpeice have additional content. Like realMyst added Rime. will the masterpiece edition add something as well?
A: no, there isn't an extra Age, but there might be a few surprises.

Q: Are the day/night cycles present in all Ages?
A: No, only some of the Ages have day/night cycles

Q: will Obduction have as much / more history than Myst?
A: at this point, no. Eventually -unknown. My crystal ball doesn't get good enough reception to know

Q: Has Cyan actually started working on Obduction yet, or were you waiting until after the Kickstarter campaign?
A: We did quite a bit of design for Obduction about ten years ago, when I was calling it "Something Else Entirely" It has changed a great deal since then, but some parts of that design remain.

Q: Now that y'all have Obduction, what will happen to the cavern? I don't know about anyone else, but I was born here, I don't want anything to happen to it.
A: We have no plans to close it, if that's what you mean.

Q: Are you going to be sending out emails so that the donatators for Credits shall explain the name they would like listed?
A: yes, there will be a survey sent out after the kickstarter campaign to get your specific details.

Q: How long will the paypal donations carry on for after kickstarter has finished?
A: not a set time, as far as I know. That's a better question for the accounting department to decide.

Q: Will we get higher quality footage of Atrus/Sirrus/Achenar?
A: a mixture of both. just like in the original realMYST

Q: Please can we get Chloe's new Obduction t-shirts in Moula?
A: Yes, we plan to add her shirts. "Soon"

Q: Have you guys considered doing a smaller kickstarter to finish up the book of Marrim?
A: It looks like we're going to be very, very busy for the next two years. Marrim will likely remain on the back burner.

Q: is that "Half-Life 3 Soon" or actual "Soon"?
A: sooner than half-life 3 soon, later than "tomorrow" soon

Q: Will you be creating any new languages for Obduction characters?
A: that is certainly a possibility

Q: Do you know how much the paypal donations are?
A: sorry. I have no idea. I haven't heard anything more recent than the $7000 figure

Q: If Obduction is a success, what are the chances of seeing Latus next? Would you consider using Kickstarter to fund it as well?
A: If it is successful enough, i certainly hope so

Q: Is the ARG over, or do we still have some fun things to find in the future?
A: You don't really want me to answer that.

Q: Is there any possibility of a Riven Masterpiece Edition?
A: not anytime soon. It's not even on one of the back burners.

Q: In Myst V, Atrus states that hes lost his wife, Catherine. Many fans has assumed that it means shes dead, but is there a possibility that he means something happened like she is now trapped in an age whose book has been destroyed?
A: i'll leave that for you to speculate

Q: What do you find harder to create: the backstory and history of the world, or a story within that world?
A: all of the above

Q: Can you give us any more details on Robyn being involved with Oduction?
A: yet to be determined. We're thrilled he wanted to come on board.

Q: How are NPC interactions in Obduction likely to work? Nonverbal only, dialogue trees...?
A: not dialog trees if we can possibly avoid them.

Q: if Kickstarter continues to be successful for Cyan projects, might it be considered as a funding source for Cavern expansion?
A: I cannot rule out that possibility. That would be nice

Q: As Esher is the only true Dni we meet, should we assume that duck-knee is the correct pronunciation?
A: Esher had a speech impediment. Please don't tease him about it. :p

Q: what is your opinion on the myst rpg unwritten?
A: I am not an expert on it. I love the idea of other ways for people to tell stories in the Myst universe,though

Q: Will there be more myst games available on Steam? And will Obduction be made available on Steam?
A: We hope so, eventually for other Myst games. Not soon. Yes, we hope Obduction will be on Steam

Q: Is there going to be a language / languages to Obduction, as D'ni is to Myst?
A: Yet to be determined. I can't rule it out

Q: I was wondering if there will be a new episode added to URU eventually?
A: No plans for more on Uru anytime soon. we'll be busy with Obduction for the next two years. After that - "Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."

Q: Would you be willing to do some sort of D'ni language panel/lesson/presentation at Mysterium next year?
A: at this point, my D'ni is very, very rusty. You'd do a much better job than I would.

Q: RAWA, outside of potential future expansions of MOULA content, will the Plasma engine be retired in favor of UE4?
A: probably so, though that is not my call at all, so I could be completely wrong.

Q: is Great King Ahlsendar alive? will he return?
A: I'm told that he will. "soon"?

Q: Will realMYST masterpiece use Oculus Rift?.
A: it might work with it, but was not designed for it

Q: Why did you choose Obduction as opposed to say, Latus?
A: latus is a much larger, ambitious project. Obduction is something we can pull off with a smaller team

Q: is CYAN considering using the face-capture system used in MYST V?
A: not that I am aware of

Q: will we ever see full translations of the current D'ni transcripts?
A: unlikely, but maybe I'll start a kickstarter - it will make obductions budget look miniscule

Q: will there be DLC if obdution sells well?
A: I don't know of plans to, but I can't rule it out. A definite "maybe"?

Q: I was wondering if there is going to be language(s) other than English , you know like D'Ni letters and numbering system, in Obduction?
A: not yet determined. more likely than not, but we'll have to see.

Q: There are several loose ends in the Myst/Uru story, and I know you're going to be busy for the next few years, but will there ever be a time when we can get answers to some of our questions about it.
A: if I live long enough, I hope so

Q: of the original actors (Myst, Riven), how many are you still in touch with? I love Sirrus and Achenar
A: Rand (Achenar / Atrus) - frequently. Robyn (Sirrus) - I haven't seen in quite a while.

Q: Have you (or anyone at Cyan) seen the revived Guild of Linguists at guildoflinguists.webs.com? We'd love to have official recognition from Cyan
A: I had not. Writing it down, which doesn't guarantee I'll still remember

Q: How many pages will the Obduction Art book be (estimated, of course)?
A: i don't even have an estimate. Sorry.

Q: why [was] RAWA ... inspired to do the Myst franchise and Obduction?
A: Mr Memories - I was inspired to do Myst because I saw it in progress on Rand's computer. Obduction - because Uru was cancelled and we were trying to come up with ideas to pitch to ppublishers

Q: Since Obduction is going to be in realtime graphics, is there any possibility that there will be any kind of multi-player option? (And no, I don't mean the Roadtrip Mode stretch goal )
A: I think Roadtrip mode is the closest we plan to multiplayer for Obduction.

Q: the Obduction poster/wallpaper looks almost cartoonish (sorry), is that just concept art ? or will that alien palette look more "real" in 3D ?
A: i'm not sure which one you're referring to specifically, but everything at this point is concept art
talldark: Eric has already covered that, I think. His posts talk about having put the video and graphics together pretty quickly.

Q: Is there an ARG already planned out for the time leading up to Obduction's release?
A: hmm... <insert standard RAWA non-response here>

Q: in the book of Atrus, they mention a book that teaches the D'ni language. When you finish ALL the other stuff could you consider publishing that?
A: unlikely, but not impossible

Q: I thought the cavern was beneath New Mexico, but the novels make the surface sound Middle Eastern. Where on earth are we?
A: looks like New Mexico to me.

Q: Will there be new D'ni texts releast in the (near) future?
A: Ray - a sentence or two to those who contributed at the appropriate level to unwritten's kickstarter. other than that, it will have to depend on how busy Obduction keeps me (i imagine the answer to that is "very")

Q: Any hints about the location of the missing Preafter spiral? And is its location connected with the Cleft's location?
A: it is not close to the Cleft's location. west of the Cleft.

Q: how does it feel to see so many people in Cavern?
A: It feels great to still have the Cavern occupied after all this time, even on "life-support".

Q: how dumb do you think UBI feels for pulling the plug?
Id doubt Ubi feels dumb, they made a business decision. I think they'd make the same choice today.

Q: what do I have to do to get an interview with you for The Cavern Today Podcast?
A: hmm... unknown.

Q: will Releeshahn Age be used in Obduction? will there be a great story (kings etc) in Obduction?will you ever open the Great Tree here?
A: Releeshahn - I think "no" is safe, even with my cloudy crystal ball. Great story - I hope so. Great Tree - maybe someday

Q: Given the immense interest in Book of Marrim, and the difficulty in obtaining a copy of the preview chapter, are there any plans to make it available via the Cyan site, and if so, perhaps a second chapter can be added? I think a lot of people would be happy with a serial story!
A: talldark - i make no promises, but I'll suggest it to Rand

Q: Now that we're in the final hours of the kickstarter campaign... was this amount of funding the expected outcome? In other words, pre-campaign, how confident was Cyan that this would be 'go' ?
A: hmm... I don't know what Rand and Tony expected. Me, personally. I had high hopes, but

Q: Where do get your inspirations for the design of myst`s worlds?
A: from everywhere. we throw ideas at the wall. most of it falls away, some of it sticks

Q: The people in the Open Cave shard have gotten the Gahreesen wall functional and have held a few tournaments. What are the chances that their fixes will be put on the main server so we can enjoy the wall?
A: that would be cool. I have no idea. That's a question for Chogon.

Q: Can you tell the D'ni words for the colours 'black' and 'white'?
A: not off the top of my head, sorry. Like i said, my D'ni hat is very, very dusty these days. So sorry.

Q: we know there are four districts on Ae'gura, can you tell us, the released area we have so far (ferry docks, museum, library etc) which district does that make up?

A: I'm pretty sure that's the <transmission garbled> district

Q: of all the unreleased and concepted stuff you guys worked on for Uru, what was your favorite.
A: ooh, there was this really cool one that <transmission garbled>

Q: Do we know when the new Obduction forum section will be open?
A: "soon" - sooner than half life 3, later than the kickstarter campaign.

Q: Will we get access to the linking book(s) to the obduction worlds(s)
A: unlikely that Obduction will contain linking books, but "you never know" is one of our slogans for a reason.

Q: If the final funding ends up between stretch goals, will one half of the next tier be met, or will all the money go to the last fully funded tier?
A: that's waaayy above my paygrade and something rand and Tony will have to hammer

Q: Is Obduction the beginning of a series, or a single story? I mean, may there be sequels?
A: just like Mystwas, it will be self - contained, with room for sequels if the chance arises

Q: will the Bahro play a part in the Obduction worlds?
A: i think my brain exploded...
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby janaba1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:25 am

Wow!!! Thanks all for documenting and wrapping this all up for us in such a beautiful and entertaining way, Ainia and Christian and thanks a lot, Vector, for this awesome comfortable to glance through RAWA chatlog ... :P

I loved that KS Final Countdown breakfast so much and just everything they prepared and presented to us, those lovely insights and making offs and all ... And our sweet Saxy (Community Orchestrator and precious member of TheGreatTree), for some maybe only known by her real name as Lauren since KS, I believe she was a real breath of fresh air within those hallowed Cyan HQ halls and walls haha, with her mostly so uplifting and cheerful disposition, and I loved the thought and felt that she was/is a wonderful and perfect embodiment or representation of the genuine passion, dedication and excitement as well as that high level of creativity of Cyan's fanbase ... Did you all know that she met her beloved husband Kevin in Uru? ... 8-)

Yeah, I believe we all had a very very special time together and everyone was gifted in his/her own way, and not to forget that everyone has given of him/herself all that could be given ... Let's move on like that and then we can only be successful and increase the joy and excitement for us and more and more people further on ... /cheers ... :D
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Ainia » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:17 pm

Purely for entertainment purposes, I have added my Skype chat with greydragon (along with my blow-by-blow idiocy) to an earlier post. Head back up here to read and :lol: for yourself!

And THANKS!! Christian Walther for adding your great pics!! :D

Vector Cramp, thanks for the condensed version of the chat logs, they are much easier reading! Too bad the are, by necessity, missing those pregnant pauses from RAWA... :D
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Acorn1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Vector Cramp wrote:Here's a cleaned up version of RAWA's chat of just the questions and his answers

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Q: So RAWA, what have you been up to lately?
A: most time the past month has been obduction kickstarter and realMYST Masterpiece

Q: Will realMyst Masterpiece edition have the options of whether you want the day/night cycle and how fast it goes?
A: The day/night cycles are not adjustable

Q: will realMyst masterpeice have additional content. Like realMyst added Rime. will the masterpiece edition add something as well?
A: no, there isn't an extra Age, but there might be a few surprises.

Q: Are the day/night cycles present in all Ages?
A: No, only some of the Ages have day/night cycles

Q: will Obduction have as much / more history than Myst?
A: at this point, no. Eventually -unknown. My crystal ball doesn't get good enough reception to know

Q: Has Cyan actually started working on Obduction yet, or were you waiting until after the Kickstarter campaign?
A: We did quite a bit of design for Obduction about ten years ago, when I was calling it "Something Else Entirely" It has changed a great deal since then, but some parts of that design remain.

Q: Now that y'all have Obduction, what will happen to the cavern? I don't know about anyone else, but I was born here, I don't want anything to happen to it.
A: We have no plans to close it, if that's what you mean.

Q: Are you going to be sending out emails so that the donatators for Credits shall explain the name they would like listed?
A: yes, there will be a survey sent out after the kickstarter campaign to get your specific details.

Q: How long will the paypal donations carry on for after kickstarter has finished?
A: not a set time, as far as I know. That's a better question for the accounting department to decide.

Q: Will we get higher quality footage of Atrus/Sirrus/Achenar?
A: a mixture of both. just like in the original realMYST

Q: Have you guys considered doing a smaller kickstarter to finish up the book of Marrim?
A: It looks like we're going to be very, very busy for the next two years. Marrim will likely remain on the back burner.

Q: is that "Half-Life 3 Soon" or actual "Soon"?
A: sooner than half-life 3 soon, later than "tomorrow" soon

Q: Will you be creating any new languages for Obduction characters?
A: that is certainly a possibility

Q: Do you know how much the paypal donations are?
A: sorry. I have no idea. I haven't heard anything more recent than the $7000 figure

Q: If Obduction is a success, what are the chances of seeing Latus next? Would you consider using Kickstarter to fund it as well?
A: If it is successful enough, i certainly hope so

Q: Is the ARG over, or do we still have some fun things to find in the future?
A: Ghal'vhen - you don't really want me to answer that.

Q: Is there any possibility of a Riven Masterpiece Edition?
A: not anytime soon. It's not even on one of the back burners.

Q: In Myst V, Atrus states that hes lost his wife, Catherine. Many fans has assumed that it means shes dead, but is there a possibility that he means something happened like she is now trapped in an age whose book has been destroyed?
A: i'll leave that for you to speculate

Q: What do you find harder to create: the backstory and history of the world, or a story within that world?
A: all of the above

Q: Can you give us any more details on Robyn being involved with Oduction?
A: yet to be determined. We're thrilled he wanted to come on board.

Q: How are NPC interactions in Obduction likely to work? Nonverbal only, dialogue trees...?
A: not dialog trees if we can possibly avoid them.

Q: if Kickstarter continues to be successful for Cyan projects, might it be considered as a funding source for Cavern expansion?
A: I cannot rule out that possibility. That would be nice

Q: As Esher is the only true Dni we meet, should we assume that duck-knee is the correct pronunciation?
A: Esher had a speech impediment. Please don't tease him about it. :p

Q: what is your opinion on the myst rpg unwritten?
A: I am not an expert on it. I love the idea of other ways for people to tell stories in the Myst universe,though

Q: Will there be more myst games available on Steam? And will Obduction be made available on Steam?
A: We hope so, eventually for other Myst games. Not soon. Yes, we hope Obduction will be on Steam

Q: Is there going to be a language / languages to Obduction, as D'ni is to Myst?
A: Yet to be determined. I can't rule it out

Q: I was wondering if there will be a new episode added to URU eventually?
A: Aquilya - No plans for more on Uru anytime soon. we'll be busy with Obduction for the next two years. After that - "Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."

Q: Would you be willing to do some sort of D'ni language panel/lesson/presentation at Mysterium next year?
A: at this point, my D'ni is very, very rusty. You'd do a much better job than I would.

Q: RAWA, outside of potential future expansions of MOULA content, will the Plasma engine be retired in favor of UE4?

A: probably so, though that is not my call at all, so I could be completely wrong.

Q: is Great King Ahlsendar alive? will he return?
A: I'm told that he will. "soon"?

Q: Will realMYST masterpiece use Oculus Rift?.
A: it might work with it, but was not designed for it

Q: Why did you choose Obduction as opposed to say, Latus?
A: latus is a much larger, ambitious project. Obduction is something we can pull off with a smaller team

Q: is CYAN considering using the face-capture system used in MYST V?
A: not that I am aware of

Q: will we ever see full translations of the current D'ni transcripts?
A: unlikely, but maybe I'll start a kickstarter - it will make obductions budget look miniscule

Q: will there be DLC if obdution sells well?
A: I don't know of plans to, but I can't rule it out. A definite "maybe"?

Q: I was wondering if there is going to be language(s) other than English , you know like D'Ni letters and numbering system, in Obduction?
A: not yet determined. more likely than not, but we'll have to see.

Q: There are several loose ends in the Myst/Uru story, and I know you're going to be busy for the next few years, but will there ever be a time when we can get answers to some of our questions about it.
A: if I live long enough, I hope so

Q: of the original actors (Myst, Riven), how many are you still in touch with? I love Sirrus and Achenar
A: Rand (Achenar / Atrus) - frequently. Robyn (Sirrus) - I haven't seen in quite a while.

Q: Have you (or anyone at Cyan) seen the revived Guild of Linguists at guildoflinguists.webs.com? We'd love to have official recognition from Cyan
A: I had not. Writing it down, which doesn't guarantee I'll still remember

Q: How many pages will the Obduction Art book be (estimated, of course)?
A: i don't even have an estimate. Sorry.

Q: why [was] RAWA ... inspired to do the Myst franchise and Obduction?
A: Mr Memories - I was inspired to do Myst because I saw it in progress on Rand's computer. Obduction - because Uru was cancelled and we were trying to come up with ideas to pitch to ppublishers

Q: Since Obduction is going to be in realtime graphics, is there any possibility that there will be any kind of multi-player option? (And no, I don't mean the Roadtrip Mode stretch goal )
A: I think Roadtrip mode is the closest we plan to multiplayer for Obduction.

Q: the Obduction poster/wallpaper looks almost cartoonish (sorry), is that just concept art ? or will that alien palette look more "real" in 3D ?
A: i'm not sure which one you're referring to specifically, but everything at this point is concept art
talldark: Eric has already covered that, I think. His posts talk about having put the video and graphics together pretty quickly.

Q: Is there an ARG already planned out for the time leading up to Obduction's release?
A: AllMyst - hmm... <insert standard RAWA non-response here>

Q: in the book of Atrus, they mention a book that teaches the D'ni language. When you finish ALL the other stuff could you consider publishing that?
A: unlikely, but not impossible

Q: I thought the cavern was beneath New Mexico, but the novels make the surface sound Middle Eastern. Where on earth are we?
A: looks like New Mexico to me.

Q: Will there be new D'ni texts releast in the (near) future?
A: Ray - a sentence or two to those who contributed at the appropriate level to unwritten's kickstarter. other than that, it will have to depend on how busy Obduction keeps me (i imagine the answer to that is "very")

Q: Any hints about the location of the missing Preafter spiral? And is its location connected with the Cleft's location?
A: it is not close to the Cleft's location. west of the Cleft.

Q: how does it feel to see so many people in Cavern?
A: It feels great to still have the Cavern occupied after all this time, even on "life-support".

Q: how dumb do you think UBI feels for pulling the plug?
Id doubt Ubi feels dumb, they made a business decision. I think they'd make the same choice today.

Q: what do I have to do to get an interview with you for The Cavern Today Podcast?
A: hmm... unknown.

Q: will Releeshahn Age be used in Obduction? will there be a great story (kings etc) in Obduction?will you ever open the Great Tree here?
A: Releeshahn - I think "no" is safe, even with my cloudy crystal ball. Great story - I hope so. Great Tree - maybe someday

Q: Given the immense interest in Book of Marrim, and the difficulty in obtaining a copy of the preview chapter, are there any plans to make it available via the Cyan site, and if so, perhaps a second chapter can be added? I think a lot of people would be happy with a serial story!
A: talldark - i make no promises, but I'll suggest it to Rand

Q: Now that we're in the final hours of the kickstarter campaign... was this amount of funding the expected outcome? In other words, pre-campaign, how confident was Cyan that this would be 'go' ?
A: hmm... I don't know what Rand and Tony expected. Me, personally. I had high hopes, but

Q: Where do get your inspirations for the design of myst`s worlds?
A: from everywhere. we throw ideas at the wall. most of it falls away, some of it sticks

Q: The people in the Open Cave shard have gotten the Gahreesen wall functional and have held a few tournaments. What are the chances that their fixes will be put on the main server so we can enjoy the wall?
A: that would be cool. I have no idea. That's a question for Chogon.

Q: Can you tell the D'ni words for the colours 'black' and 'white'?
A: not off the top of my head, sorry. Like i said, my D'ni hat is very, very dusty these days. So sorry.

Q: we know there are four districts on Ae'gura, can you tell us, the released area we have so far (ferry docks, museum, library etc) which district does that make up?

A: I'm pretty sure that's the <transmission garbled> district

Q: of all the unreleased and concepted stuff you guys worked on for Uru, what was your favorite.
A: ooh, there was this really cool one that <transmission garbled>

Q: Do we know when the new Obduction forum section will be open?
A: "soon" - sooner than half life 3, later than the kickstarter campaign.

Q: When will we get the Obduction t-shirt in our wardrobe that Chloe made?
A: “soon”.

Q: Will we get access to the linking book(s) to the obduction worlds(s)
A: unlikely that Obduction will contain linking books, but "you never know" is one of our slogans for a reason.

Q: If the final funding ends up between stretch goals, will one half of the next tier be met, or will all the money go to the last fully funded tier?
A: that's waaayy above my paygrade and something rand and Tony will have to hammer

Q: Is Obduction the beginning of a series, or a single story? I mean, may there be sequels?
A: just like Mystwas, it will be self - contained, with room for sequels if the chance arises

Q: will the Bahro play a part in the Obduction worlds?
A: i think my brain exploded...


I'm a bit sad that my moment of glory, asking about Chloe's t-shirts - which RAWA did answer - wasn't included in your summary, Vector :( but admittedly Tai's version of the question was, so it's sheer vanity on my part! :oops:
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Tai'lahr » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:57 pm

Acorn1 wrote:I'm a bit sad that my moment of glory, asking about Chloe's t-shirts - which RAWA did answer - wasn't included in your summary, Vector :( but admittedly Tai's version of the question was, so it's sheer vanity on my part! :oops:

Acorn, I wish it was your version included instead of mine, too - and for the same reason: vanity. I can't believe I re-asked a question that I had clearly heard the answer to earlier. :oops: I blame it on sleep deprivation. :roll:
Maybe Vector will take pity on both of us and fix it. :)
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby KathAveara » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:50 am

If it bothers you that much, you can still find Acorn's question in my chatlog.
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Acorn1 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:26 am

KathAveara wrote:If it bothers you that much, you can still find Acorn's question in my chatlog.


Oh I know it's there, Kath, I'm ashamed to admit that was one of the first things I looked for when you published them :oops:

Unlike you, we mortals can't glory in BIG extractions of Cyan knowledge secured by well-placed questions: we need to celebrate our crumbs! ;) :lol:
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Tai'lahr » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:41 am

Acorn, thank you for asking RAWA about adding Chloe's Obduction shirt to MOULa:

(11/16 01:34:50) Acorn1: RAWA: Please can we get Chloe's new Obduction t-shirts in Moula?
(11/16 01:35:59) RAWA: Acorn - yes, we plan to add her shirts. "Soon"


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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Vector Cramp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:44 am

Changed. ;)
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Re: Obduction Celebrations and Events

Postby Tai'lahr » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks Vector. I really hate to nitpick, but you've just replaced my question with hers. Acorn asked the question very early on, a full two hours before I did, so it should fall near the top, right after this question:

Q: Will we get higher quality footage of Atrus/Sirrus/Achenar?
A: a mixture of both. just like in the original realMYST

I would so very much appreciate it you moved it up to it's original spot. Thanks! :)
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