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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:00 pm 
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I know that Cyan has a roadmap, and I know it's unlikely that we'll ever see the entire map, and that there will be side trips and such...

But could we HOULigans maybe get a short travel brochure? Tour outline? Brief Disclosure Of What's In Store For You?

How MOREish is the MOULagain? Is MOULagain a building block for MORE? Is it all getting tossed in the blender and made something new-ish?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:07 pm 
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For reference, here's the original roadmap published on the MOUL News page:

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MORE servers will be restarted. These will be run by Cyan and run on machines that are either owned or leased by Cyan. The software and game assets will be as it was when Myst Online was shutdown on the GameTap servers. However, all accounts and avatars from the GameTap servers will not be available and will have to be re-created.

There will be some restructuring of MystOnline.com to accommodate the new direction of MORE. Including the forums and the policies running the forum.

Release of the 3ds Max Plasma plugins for creating MORE content. Release of the source for the plugin (only) to the Guild of Writers. This will allow for the easier creation of fan created tools as well as being able to use what Cyan used for creating Myst Online content.

The Guild of Maintainers (in conjunction with the Guild of Writers) will act as an agent in approving fan created content creation for MORE.

Create methods and processes for testing fan created MORE content. How this will work has not been determined but is crucial for fan created content. Then a process will be created to bring Guild of Maintainers final approved and tested content forward to main server for all users to enjoy.

Release binaries for a few front end servers to be run on fan run servers (front end shards). These fan run servers will have to be registered with the Cyan server and will help alleviate bandwidth issues. These front end processes will be limited to game servers and file servers. All authentication and avatar databases would still be handled by Cyan servers. This way a user needs only one account with all their avatars, no matter what front end shard they connect to. As a matter of fact, accessing the front end shards will be seamless for the user, and they may never know (or care) which one they are running on.

Create processes and release binary updates to the front end shards so that shard owners can host specific age game instances (such as a particular Neighborhood) and be able to control the states of that instance. End users will not have to do anything special other than link to that age and they will be routed to the shard that is hosting it. This will allow the front end shard owners to provide unique experiences on the age instance that they host. (By the way, the states the front end shard owner’s change will only affect the instance of the age they are hosting and will not affect other age’s states, even if it is the same age.)

(Pie in the sky milestone!) Cyan Worlds will create new content and storyline. This may be done solely by Cyan or in conjunction with the Guilds.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Reposting to this thread from a public post:

JWPlatt wrote:
Please don't call it MORE, even informally. Rand's note (and the title of this thread) confuses the open source issue by invoking "MORE" which was not an open source proposal. The MORE Roadmap was a proposal which included only the plug-in to allow User Created Content, but no server or client sources. That was a different animal. Calling it MORE can make people nervous, wondering if Cyan is trying to backtrack, except vid who really would like to have MORE officially redefined so he can finally end his thread and suffering. A prompt and formal redefinition of MORE to incorporate the full open source plans would be my second (maybe) choice, but much less preferred. My primary choice, of course, is Open Uru.

http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic. ... 513#308513

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And my choice with all cordiality is MORE which is URU returned which is MOULagian, so it will be MOUL but in a new form.... but URU at least in some form that we can be in.

If we get new content added that will be fun, and nice. But the most important thing is to get MOUL URU back and alive ..without that the other is not a repalcement. MORE was the closest model to what we will have and most likely the most likely thing that will work after reading acrimonious posts in the general forum for months and months over the inability of many to see the need to work together to get things back...before trying to direct it in individaul's own ideas of what it can/should/could be

for now, we are MOULagain, and that is something that is alive and real. I am very grateful we got our foot in the door this far. A road map or some idea of what may come will be nice too.

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