It has been awhile since we've heard from them, but the latest version of The Open Cave's MOUL-based shard is now online! Changes include:
- Garrison Wall Revamped
- Removed player manipulation possibility from KI commands
- /autoshout is now default behavior
- KI lag reduction
- Smoother animations
- Other minor code fixes
On future updates, shard admin Mystler had this to say:
Let me use this occasion to say a few words about my current involvement in TOC. It has been some time since the last update and, let me be perfectly honest, I don't think the number of update will increase anytime soon. My motivation to work on new URU stuff is currently very low and there are other projects and things I prefer working on, in my free time. Of course I am still regularly checking the forums and PMs, to assure everything is working as good as possible, but, I don't want to get hopes up that I will get around to pushing new content updates.
To get the latest update, simply log into your TOC client and let it download. If you haven't yet tried The Open Cave MOUL shard, you can read here on how to install it and click here to create an account. Note that there is also a PotS version, but it requires a separate install.
For further technical help, you can visit the TOC forums.
As always, keep checking back here for the latest URU shard news!
With a bit of a passing of the torch from the former to the latter, Max and Snickuster talked about what the International Hood is about and plans going forward towards a re-opening. This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 05:00 KI time with the Australian and Japanese explorers and continuing throughout the day with many of the various countries that make up the community.
Snickuster has asked any and all interested parties from various countries around the globe to come and present a little something pertaining to their home country, sharing the cultures of each. The topic can be pretty much anything (within reason). There will also be music in the same multicultural theme, so D'niJs are also welcome.
D'ni Language 101/Story Night
Shorah b'shemtee, or "Peace to everyone", as we like to say as a greeting in the cavern!
Are you a new explorer? Do you want to know more about the restoration of D'ni? Or maybe you're interested in the various groups, and people of the cavern? Well, here's your chance!
A team sponsored by the various Guilds and groups, with special permission from the DRC, are presenting a special info session for new visitors and explorers just arriving to D'ni for the first time. If you're not a new explorer, don't fret...everyone is welcome to attend the discussion...and perhaps run into some old friends!
Funding is still being arranged to make this a monthly event, so for now, this second Info Session will depart from Kirel on Saturday, April 2nd at approximately 14:00 KI time after the monthly All Guilds Meeting. (That's CET: 10:00 pm / EST: 4:00pm / PST: 1:00p, for those not quite in sync with D'ni time keeping, yet!) Particpants will then be linked to Ae'gura via a special linking process. A designated Messenger will be on hand to direct new explorers with any questions about this process.
Once arriving in the city, the session will begin within few minutes while people are Linked in. If you can't make it this time, not to worry...There will likely be another session sometime within the near future!
Again, welcome to Ae'gura, city of the D'ni. Our team of Cavern Criers look forward to seeing you on the tour!
Karel will once again be playing 'Music from the Ages' on Sunday, April 24th at 13:00 KI time in DRC(1059) Hood (which will be bumped in the Nexus), so be sure to stop in!
Karel will be playing music from Myst V this week, with a few tracks from the movie Avatar as pre-event music, so get there early.
The music stream can be found at this link on the day of the event.
This continues in the spirit of the nice sessions started by the very-missed Patricio. Each session includes some of the background story and description for the Ages and characters mentioned in the game. Don't worry, no spoilers.
Karel hopes to see you there, but if you can't make it, you can always just listen to the music stream!
Jamie Marchant is getting things set for the next Heritage Night, set to take place this Saturday, March 12th, at 12:00 KI time.
The subject will be OHBot and the BOMB, two of the first bots seen in the cavern, paving the way for Lyrobot, Magic Bot, and all the others that came after. There will be a special guest to talk about the bots: their creator, OHB (or "Orange Haired Boy" for those who don't know of him).
If you'd like to hear more about these creations and the amusing things they could do, stop by Heritage Night's Hood and hear it all from the man who built them. OHB will be using voice chat, so be sure that is enabled in your audio settings.
Note that the bots themselves will probably not be making an appearance.
See you there!