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I think Eleri is right on the money. If that isn't what Chogon meant, it quite simply won't matter because unless the license they give the source to us implies there HAS to be only one central vault (not data server, please people, the term 'cyan run data server' is most likely just for download hosting so we can *get* the files, they already said they can't run a server) people WILL result in more than one. The distributed design (back-end shards) will take some work but will happen too, to defray server use for the people hosting.


Of course, it gets confusing when you realize that there's talk about adding something akin to kIRC to the KI, allowing inter-shard chat. Something I whole-heartedly support, myself.

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Personally, the way I see it is like IRC. Each "Uru Shard" is essentially a different "IRC Network".

So, for example, you have the "Undernet Shard".

You can connect to it (generically) by connecting to "irc.undernet.org", which resolves to the IP of a server in a round-robin manner. If you want to get more specific, you could choose "us.undernet.org" (A random server in the US) or "phoenix.az.us.undernet.org" (A specific server). No matter which you connect to, you are still getting onto Undernet.

Then you have the "Dalnet Shard".

Using the same client software, you can also connect to "irc.dal.net" (Or one of it's alternates, in a similar way to Undernet). You will still have an IRC experience, but it will be the way the DalNet owners have decided to run it.

Hopefully, it will also mean that you can have a Mac client, a Linux client and a Windows client that all talk the same "Protocol", and can connect to any Shard you like.

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is this a dumb question. what if the servers all share a common login credential or groups of servers decide to share login credentials like openid?


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I would like to see a single Auth database for all shards, except possibly a second auth database for those wanting to use the debugging/testing shard for fan Ages.


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How many URUs can one standard gigabite hard drive hold?

When you first downloaded the game in MO:UL the data took up several gigabites. Each Age addition added more. If in order to "visit" two or more different shards you have to download the same amount of data as we did for MO:UL each time then I can see myself being forced to choose/play just one shard. Personally I don't want that. I want to be able to go into the Cavern like we did in MO:UL and meet folks from all over the world. I would like access to all the Ages available to me through one Relto bookshelf and Nexus. Of course it stands to reason that to manage my hard drive space I would also be able to delete completely any Age I choose in order to make room for something new. I want to see all the different stories and ages that this community can come up with - but there is only so much hard drive space that I have available and I can't have it taken up with duplicate data just so I can visit different shards.

How this conumdrum can be solved - if in deed it can be - will have to rest with smarter computer folks then me. I just hope that it will be a unifying solution - not a divisive one.

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