Since the DRC left D’ni in our hands in 2011, we have been the de facto caretakers of its history and culture. There were promises of large explorer involvements - allowing anything from new stories being told to technical problems being fixed and whole new areas being opened up. What have we seen from this so far?
Three important groups within the Uru volunteer community are H'uru, the Guild of Writers, and OpenUru.
Going back to at least 2004, H'uru is the oldest group of technicians in the Uru community. Although at times viewed unfavorable because of the bad connotations with hacking, their prior work gave the open-source project a running start.
As part of the open-source release of Uru, Cyan created the OpenUru group. Currently consisting of two members, OU is entrusted with the oversight of the open-source effort. All changes to the official game must go through the OpenUru pipeline.
The above only skims the surface of the history of the Guild of Writers and that of Myst Online: Uru live in general. At present, the Myst Online landscape consists of the official MOULa shard and several fan-run shards. Over the past decade, community members have been working hard to improve life on these shards in all sorts of ways. What have they achieved so far?
Below is a selection of the things that volunteers have achieved so far. Here, a crossed checkbox ▧ means that the achievement has been accepted into MOULa, Cyan's official shard. An empty checkbox ▢ means that something has been achieved by the Guild of Writers, but has not been brought to MOULa.
Do you want to see all of the above achievements and more incorporated into MOULa? Let people know! Go onto Cyan's Discord, OpenUru's Discord, and the GoW IRC, and let them know about your support for their efforts and your desire to see their work in the cavern.
Let's get things moving!
"Leap without truly understanding what lies beneath, and let a glimpse of the future rise up to meet you. I'm terrified, but also full of hope that D'ni can now be truly restored, alive again." - Dr. Richard A. Watson
updated 2020/08/22 • by aqua • KI# 09061559