Joined: 09 May 2006
Second, for a short time, sharing an Age actually resulted in shared ownership of that Age. For example, if you shared your Teledahn book with someone, both of you would then have equal access to the same instance of that Age. If you wished to withdraw from that arrangement, you could delete your book (in your Relto) and get a new one, but all progress in the Age would be lost.
Now that sounds interesting. It could easily become a real pain from a technical standpoint, and probably just crushes some ICness, but it would make certain things easier (crashing out of a party and trying to link back).
The idea of public copies of Ages also has merits, as then major events could take place outside of the cavern, but if you and a few friends wanted to do something in Kadish, say, you could just share the link.
Before I came down in UU, I thought that all Ages were public, and then whatever was done was done- this wouldn't quite work, but I didn't know otherwise. When I found out, I was a little sad that you had to go through all this stuff to get others into an Age- I wanted to randomly come across someone I hadn't met in Teledahn and explore together.