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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:58 pm 
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I thought that one of the "rules" of the Myst universe was that when you link somewhere, you go and the book stays there. What's the deal with the Relto book?

Also, what's the deal with linking "stones"? I thought that books were the big thing in the Myst universe. Everything I thought I knew from playing Myst through Exile is being turned on its head here! I can't deal with it!


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Myst V and Uru introduce the mysterious powers of the Bahro and Yeesha, who can defy the D'ni linking rules. Anything D'ni follows the old rules; anything by Yeesha or the Bahro can break the rules - useful for telling the difference.


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Are you using the Relto book? Or is the Relto book using you?

Or did I just BLOW YOUR MIND.

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Kolian wrote:
Are you using the Relto book? Or is the Relto book using you?

Or did I just BLOW YOUR MIND.


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UvulaBob wrote:
Everything I thought I new from playing Myst through Exile is being turned on its head here! I can't deal with it!

I can understand this reaction because first I reacted in the same way. But it is all part of the story in Uru Live. Just explore the Ages, listen, read, and see. In the end, it all will make sense. And if not, then even that is part of the story, because, you know, the ending has not yet been written...

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Actually, it still doesn't make much sense to me, and I've been around for, oh, I dunno, a decade? But yeah, basically Yeesha gets to break all the rules for the sake of gameplay mechanics.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:53 am 
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Play Myst V

[spoiler]She doesn't just get to break the rules for mechanics: She is the prophesied Grower, who could write what the D'ni could not, link at will, blah blah blah blah blah[/spoiler]

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Yeah, see, I played Myst V, and I still see it as "Hey, lets break the rules for the sake of gameplay mechanics!"


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Well, the Art is a mysterious thing. And, while the other games may have gotten some information right, it's hardly prudent to say it's ALL correct. We really only have bits and pieces of ancient texts to go by.....

Ok, that's the IC explanation. The OOC reason is: yeah, it makes the story and gameplay mechanics easier. :wink:

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Actually, I think of it this way:

DEUS EX MACHINA

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Moleculor wrote:
"Hey, lets break the rules for the sake of gameplay mechanics!"

Well, if you see it that way, then you can also say that the whole notion of Linking, that is, traveling to other worlds through books, is gameplay mechanics (which it actually is).

Just because you learned about the Linking rules imposed by the D'ni first it does not mean that the "actual" rules cannot be different from what the D'ni say.

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Actually RAWA said in an interview that all the crazy stuff that Yeesha does is compatible with the interpretation of quantum mechanics that is at the base of linking. She's just doing much more advanced stuff than the D'ni could, but not breaking any universal rule.

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Also remember that what we know about linking is what Atrus, Catherine and Anna knew. And to some degree Gehn. Anna is the only one of them who really witnessed the art during the time D'ni was still inhabited. Some information might be passed by books written by the D'ni, but nobody can tell us whether they shared everything this way and nobody knows for sure Atrus, Catherine and Anna had it all right. So many more mysteries might be unveiled someday that those three knew nothing about. Looks like Yeesha is about to complete the picture.


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I remember a linking stone in Riven. 8)


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You'r right! The tay linking stone!(just asking:where is the real tay book?where do you think it is?)

So bahro-linking stones are fine...but the relto book is still wierd :?

Well,i'm not really care about all of those linking things. :)


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