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 Post subject: OOC Chronology
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:10 pm 
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I’m trying to compile a complete and precise chronology of the releases of Uru (a smaller scope than the IC D’ni Timeline).
Boldface denotes milestones, usually (but not always) requiring making new accounts.

1993-07-24 — Release of Myst
1997-10-31 — Release of Riven
2001-05-08 — Release of Exile
2002-12-06 — Public Beta
2003-11-11 — Release of Ages Beyond Myst
2003-11-17 — Opening of Prologue (Ubisoft)
2004-02-04 — Announcement of the closing of Prologue
2004-02-09 — Closing of Prologue
2004-03-23 — Release of To D’ni
2004-07-07 — Release of The Path of the Shell

2004-08-07 — Opening of Untìl Uru
2004-09-28 — Release of Revelation
2005-09-05 — Earliest confirmable Fan addition, by D’Lanor
2005-09-20 — Release of End of Ages
2005-10-xx — Original release of PyPRP
2006-02-15 — Opening of D’mala
2006-05-09 — Announcement of the opening of MO:UL
2006-11-29 — Opening of the limited Preview of MO:UL
2006-12-12 — MO:UL Preview open to all GameTap subscribers
2006-12-19 — Closing of D’mala (a.k.a. the Great Scream)

2006-12-20 — Soft launch of MO:UL
2007-01-18 — Announcement of the MacOS porting of MO:UL
2007-01-19 — Release of the Eder Delin age
2007-02-05 — Closing of Untìl Uru
2007-02-15 — Official opening of MO:UL (GameTap)
2007-02-15 — Release of the Eder Tsogal age
2007-03-01 — Release of the Negilahn age
2007-03-15 — Release of the Dereno age
2007-04-05 — Release of the Payiferen age
2007-04-19 — Release of the Tetsonot age
2007-05-19 — “Scars
2007-05-24 — Release of the Minkata age
2007-06-23 — “A New Light
2007-06-23 — Release of the Watcher’s Pub
2007-06-26 — Release of the Er’cana age
2007-07-30 — “Familiar Voices
2007-07-31 — Release of the Kirel age
2007-08-02 — Release of the Jalak age
2007-08-xx — Founding of the modern Guild of Writers
2007-09-09 — Release of the Guild Pubs
2007-09-10 — “Deception
2007-09-xx — Founding of the modern Guild of Messengers
2007-11-01 — “Exodus
2007-11-02 — Release of the Ahnonay age
2007-11-03 — Release of the K’veer age
2007-11-05 — Release of the Myst age
2007-11-05 — Yeesha’s last appearance in the Cavern (transcript)
2008-02-04 — Announcement of the closing of MO:UL
2008-04-10 — Closing of MO:UL
2008-12-22 — Beginning of the fan-made Starry Expanse Project

2010-02-04 — Laxman’s post Activity in the Cavern? (backup)
2010-02-08 — Opening of MO:ULagain (Cyan)
2011-04-06 — Release of the CWE source code
2011-04-11 — H-uru fork of CWE code announced
2011-08-01 — Opening of The Open Cave Shard
2011-12-11 — Opening of the OpenURU.org Minkata Shard
2012-02-04 — Opening of the Guild of Writers’ Gehn Shard
2013-02-06 — Announcement of the fan-made SAND project
2014-02-20 — Announcement of the fan-made DIRT: Uru Live project

2014-09-18 — The Great Crash
2014-09-26 — Re-opening of MO:ULagain
2015-02-03 — First fan-made clothing added
2015-07-11 — Original release of Korman


[Reveal] Spoiler: Edits
  1. Added the Episodes and a few more dates.
  2. Added the release dates of ABM expansions.
  3. Added the release date of End of Ages.
  4. Added the missing episode “A New Light” and the openings of the current shards.
  5. Fixed the Great Crash date.
  6. Added first fan-made addition to MO:ULa.
  7. Added PyPRP and Korman release, GoW and GoMe founding. Added link to Untìl Uru FAQ.
  8. Added earliest fan addition.
  9. Added dates for Starry Expanse, SAND, DIRT: Uru Live, RoonSehv: NeTerra, Black Moiety, RoonSehv: Experimentaliis, Devokan: Live Beyond Myst.
  10. Added Yeesha’s last appearance in the Cavern.
  11. Added link to Activity in the Cavern? backup.
  12. The D’mala Untìl Uru Shard FAQ link was broken, replaced with a Wayback Machine backup.
  13. Added dates for the GameTap Preview. Added dates for the other Myst games.
  14. Added dates for a few ages, and links to Episode details and fan shards. Removed links to fan games.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Here are some pages I have found:

http://www.mystwiki.com/wiki/Uru_Live (basic description)

http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/29/the-game-archaeologist-myst-online-uru-live/

(more detailed narrative article)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:42 pm 
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korovev wrote:
I’m trying to compile a complete and precise chronology of the releases of Uru (a smaller scope than the IC D’ni Timeline).

A lot of the dates you're looking for are in that link. Some might require translation, though. For example:
Guild of Archivists D'ni Timeline wrote:
August 7 - Victor Laxman and Ikuro Kodama decide to allow limited access to the D'ni Cavern for those willing to return. No additional restoration work is scheduled, and no regular maintenance is expected, but D'ni continues to remain inhabited.
is likely the IC explanation of Cyan granting permission for Uru shards to operate. (Until Uru begins.)

The Great Scream is also listed there: December 19th, 2006.

You might be able to find some dates in the Uru: Ages Beyond Myst wiki page and/or the articles listed in the sources.

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"To D'ni" is timestamped as Mar 23rd, 2004 on http://www.gamershell.com/download_5400.shtml , which is one of the locations it was available from back in the day.

I can't find an equivalent timestamp for "Path of the Shell". I wrote it up on July 16, so the release was probably about a week before that.

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Poking around the web, I see an POTS release announcement post dated July 7. (http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board. ... &id=178710)

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I'm always surprised at how short Prologue really lasted... Not to mention I only got Uru 29 or 30 november 2003, and I don't remember when I got my invite after that. Those ~2 months felt like an eternity!


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Funny thing is, I’ve known about Uru ever since it was called Mudpie, except I’ve been on a PPC Mac until around 2010 (so the Cider wrapper wasn’t helpful). By that time I had lost track of the Uru odyssey, so it took me about two more years to make an account.

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korovev wrote:
2007-02-15 — Opening of MO:UL (GameTap)
2007-05-19 — “Scars”
2007-07-30 — “Familiar Voices”

Going back over my other source of info, I see
Episode 6 ("A New Light") began on Saturday June 23, 2007

http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/view ... 258#340258

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Some relevant open source dates:

2011-04-11: H-uru fork of CWE code announced
2011-08-01: Opening of The Open Cave Shard
2011-12-11: Opening of the OpenURU.org Minkata Shard
2012-02-04: Opening of the Guild of Writers' Gehn Shard

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Thanks!
Looks like 2011–2012 was the golden year for shards.

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I think you might need to add two things:

You might want to add the actual date of the Great Crash.
I'm not sure if you want to add Destiny shard,as I know Doobes uses it for testing.

Just my own thoughts.

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I offer this as information, not as a demand. I think it's worth remembering.

I'm going by memory here because the Tapestry Shard forum is gone. Tap was the most active of the Until Uru shards for a time, and its forum was used for organizing events on the shard. In December of 2004 there was the beginning of the Cavern Activities Team, of which Donahoo was a member. In January of 2005, Donahoo started the D'ni Happy Hour. So far as I know this was the first regular, scheduled event in the Cavern's history, and it's still going on in Second Life 11 years later.

Karaoke came along a little later (2006?), and that's also still going on.

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Lord Chaos wrote:
In December of 2004 there was the beginning of the Cavern Activities Team, of which Donahoo was a member.
Did you mean the D'ni League of Activities?

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Destiny was opened in 2013-02-01?

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