Joined: 05 Jul 2010
Location: um... how did i get here..?
Think of shards as colonies of bacteria
That shouldn't be too hard.
Some cohesion across shards, such as communication across shards or seamless linking between shards instead of having to log out of one and into another is certainly more ideal than a single shard. a single shard would be problematic (when the question of ownership comes about) not to mention impossible because people will run their own shards anyway.
but this discussion is veering far off topic and has been/probably should be discussed in another thread... at least that's what a moderator is likely to say.
I haven't yet cleared Gahreesen in the other shard(s) yet, but it's been on my to do list now that the wall is being patched up! Many things in Myst Online I waited so long to see, MO being one of those things in and of itself. Climbing the wall is the last thing on my to do list so it's great that it is being made possible for those who never had the chance before!