Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:36 am
Location: Skydiving somewhere in Cavern
here is the latest news, some are good, some are bad, there will be no particular order so read what suits you
End of December fun time :
Here is a picture taken in Sharper's Office of the Skydivers Hood. We see SkydiverKen, Skydiver Jacsn, Skydiver Sut and Skydiver Anna2 (me ). We were even 5 later on with Skydiver Sanctuary. I must have another pict on my 3rd pc.
New Developments in Er'cana :
In the first 2 weeks of January I was mostly active in Er'cana and what came out from my searches is far beyond what I'm about to show you but anyway this is already great by itself so enjoy my picts. There is no trick in these pictures, I'm really up there about 40-50 feet (d'ni ones ) above ground near the wheel and in MOULa server using uruexplorer.exe not the plasmaclient.
New PC new possibilities :
There is something nice about having a new PC, we can go hit the Cavern Walls like in this picture taken by zipping away from the lamp at the top of the Great Stairs:
But if you think combos and double-jump will be easier with a fast PC with a fast videocard, a friendly-advise, keep your money. This game was made in 2003, stick with PCs that are 2-3 years old, enough fast to beat the game but too slow to be beating by the game. I don't really like the fact to be able to do combos and double-jumps only in a crowed public city or a crowed hood.
I still have my other PC the one that is suit perfectly for my way of playing the game .
This age has long been forgotten by explorers. I did a marker quest back in June 2010 but was completely ignored by explorers. At that time we werent much explorers mastering combos so the whole community wasn't even aware that some explorers like me had made development there.
My quest is called K'veer Grand Tour for now but will be completely rework to include extension found out by Jacsn that doesn't suffer from a big lack I have. I won't tell which one it is but Jacsn always get a step forward ahead of me in such situations.
I don't know when it will be completed since there is something that I'm working on and that takes almost all my "play" time. So be patient I will try to get a quest, a suitable one with Jacsn's extension real soon. Don't hope for an easy quest though, it takes combos and you are starting them in the other room the one's that Atrus was in to write down Riven.
Here is 2 picts one with Jacsn in it, one with me
The new upcoming project : (Please if you know what is my new project please don't tell everyone what it is , I'm far from the realisation of it for now.)
Here are some picts...wonder what I'm up to this time again those picts are taken on MOULa server, though my project will include MOULa, shards and a word that I can't type in here which contains 2 "z" :
Musical events in Cavern:
1st) Karaoke Hood, each Saturdays at 16:00 KI time:
Each Saturday at 16:00 KI time is the Karaoke Night. This hood is maintain by Cavern Skydivers, yep we aren't all doing stunts and climbing everywhere, some of us are good singers and entertainers too. If you want to sing, ask them the link to record yourself and Donahoo will give you a spot on her weekly program. The concept is fairly simple, she plays the music on an stream, you just have to copy the link in your favorite media player.
I wouldn't use the Windows Media Player for this, I would use some other Media Player like VLC which work really great.
DJ_Donahoo is the permanent DJ in this hood. She is also member of our hood under SkydiverDonahoo. Karaoke TOOO is the entertainer guy and yes he is TOOO too and by extend Skydiver TOOO.
If you want to see SkydiverWatashi, there is a good chance to see him there, yeah he is back. I'm flattered to hear from him that he must learn from me now, he was my first teacher back in April 2010.
We are mostly gathering around and inside fountain and we dance and chat all the night. Great explorers come in, the only thing to take with you when you visit the karaoke hood is your joyfullness, keep problems away
You can also simultaneously attend the same concert in Second Life. The Cavern Skydivers community is very active in SL too. With an event like Karaoke Night, the 2 lost communities are mixing up a little more nowadays which is great.
The stream for karaoke night is at this address :
2nd) Weekly scheduled concert in the DMR starting at 18:00 KI time:
This hood presents a different type of concerts. Christine and Mouski are the resident DJ and set up each week a nice blend of world beat, exotic music or simply good old american rock music. They gather music around a theme. They are funny and entertaining, they form a great duo. Christine is always the one that makes mistakes and Mouski the one that tries not without a good laugh repairs thing behind Christine. They live hundred of kilometers (miles) apart and do an amazing job to make magic happen every saturdays.
On some occasions, Musica takes her turn behind the "stream" and gives us marvelous nights, she is a musician so often, she is playing music behind her mic and record it live.
There is also other performers that present concert of their own in the DMR. I can think of Piboc, a french composer and Ranting Thespian, an american composer.
Don't be afraid of the extensive french language used in the hood, the hood itself is bilingual, we are almost half-half. Most of us can talk or write in english as well. Come in the hood and enjoy the atmosphere.
The stream of Christine and Mouski is at this address : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr/
Yep multiplying myself gives me headache each saturdays, which hood to attend concert Karaoke hood which is own by Cavern Skydivers (I'm a member of them) or DMR hood which I'm also a member of with my infamous Annabelle X.
Bad news section :
I already had 1 quest that was broken and was totally unusable : Kadish Grand Tour. Now I have 4 quests in that situation
Kadish Grand Tour
Archview Xpress (the 8th quest in my The Spine Network serie of quests)
Some already told me: "Can you do something about that?"
What about cry? I can't do much more than you but I can ABSOLUTELY be more mad about that than you.
You can't go to these places now, this is not a nice situation, I agree, but...
I lost many days of work in those quests which makes me wonders if I will keep doing new quests. I still have on hands a working copy of Kadish Underfloor, but again... just to set things up in a new brand quest will take me approximately 5 hours of work.
I don't see when I will be able to do that and if the need is really there.
Delin Heights for now forget it, I spend almost 50 hours working on that quest , just to think of reworking a new quest, I will get a migraine. I will maybe make 2 split quests out of it. By any chance I have in hands a working copy of the Delin Door crack. I would have kill some explorers if I had lost this part.
Archview Xpress is not a great deal, I can do it in about 2 hours. But again, time is not always there. I do that on a voluntary basis so I will have to find free time to redo it.
And again...the bottom line question? What if the new quests are broken too in few months from now? You can be as mad as you want, I'm the only resource out there to provide such quests. I'm always amazed when a guy tell me: "Oh you did a quest there in that particular area, I won't make one then..."
NO PLEASE, MAKE ONE TOO.
I prefer spliting the risk between some skilled explorers.
What if tomorrow I disappear from the Cavern?
Some of you may think that making a quest is easy, it ain't, not at all. I make them as easy as I can even if you find them hard as fiery abyss sometimes. Sometimes to put one single marker, it can took me 25 attempts, on that 24 send me directly to my Relto and it can take me up to 10 to 15 minutes to get back to that spot. No wonders after making a quest you become more skilled, you get a good pratice while making such quests.
I will told you again something I already told you and please don't take that personal to your own case, don't come to me in Cavern telling me, what you say on forum doesn't apply to me.
When it is possible: close the quest before exiting the game. It is plain logical, if there is 100 quests open with 100 markers in them, the server has to remember where not 100 markers are but 100 times 100 markers are. Once it got fed up of keeping track of them, it send a blocking message and disable the quest simply as that.
Don't tell me that you crashed the other day so you wouldn't be able to stop it. You is not you you but you as a whole, 100 explorers. There wasn't 100 explorers crashing at the same time.
If you crashed, there is a good chance that you relink, close the quest then. Stopping a quest won't make it disappear, I mean the progress, it will just free the server a little bit.
Try this: open a quest grab 100 markers out of 110 in grand total, link out to your Relto, turn your headset to maximum volume, open your ears and relink to the age where you were playing. You will hear an awful 100 markers been taken sound that will last for a few seconds. Why is that? Because the server has to recalculate each marker position and figure out which were taken and which werent yet.
The server is taking an action in order to not crash, I can't do much about it.
Anyway, I'm not mad at you, the quest wasn't made for me, like I always said, when I release a quest I mostly redo a soft version of a working copy of the quest I'm making. I put instructions in it to help you going further in it.
I will never release working copies since they are my only real backup and they are aim to explorers that knows what to do when they see a blank marker to get to the other one further down the road which will be a blank one too and so on.
Thickle the Bahros :
Here is a nice pict I took friday January 28th after 10 days of tries to get as near as I could to the Arch in public city to take some flying bahros for the benefit of the whole community that never really saw flying bahros before, whether you never played with Myst 5 game or never play with URU CC offline with the I can't tell the word but it contains 2 "z" in it or just wasn't aware at all that bahros were winged creatures, like bats.
Little teasing picture:
I already shown the trick to Stone. He succeeded very well at that one and sent me a pict of his victory. It isn't hard.
Ingredients you will need for all that :
MOULa server connecting by uruexplorer.exe
An empty Relto, empty like in empty no Relto pages at all. If you keep some pages like the firemarbles that won't make any difference, so use your head, look at the pict and figure out what to take off, all those missing features have been taken off by me in my Relto.
Hability to find the Combo elevator that is hidden somewhere in this empty Relto.
Double-jump to hop between the 2 islands.
Note for the ones that are always on the sceptic side , you CAN'T turn Relto pages in your Relto book and see changes occurs if you stay in your Relto, you must link out and in so don't think it isn't possible. You may just have a bad PC config or not the skills to do that.
About URU Cavern Skydivers:
If you have attend the primary school, you are aware that Cavern Skydivers means Cavern Skydivers , so anyone, yes I'm targetting someone directly here comes and says to you, these guys are not real skydivers and to become a skydivers you must take a test to project yourself out of a plane and tape you and post it on YouTube, give this person s**t for me please.
If you want to know about Cavern Skydivers ask a trust source aka me or any other "Skydiver (put whatever name aside)".
We are a sweet mix between party goers and skilled explorers. We aren't taking us as seriously as other hoods down in the Cavern, you know why??? Because it is a game for Atrus Sake Take it easy relax enjoy chill and don't listen to bad mouth down there they don't know us, they might even not talk to us so whatever...
On MOULa shard:
Annabelle 03632553 & Sophie (aka STA1) 15112736 - main public avatars
Annabot 209XXXXX - the bot