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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:55 pm 
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I was at GenCon (large gaming convention) in Indianapolis earlier in the month, and included in the Bag o' Free Stuff was the first issue of a new magazine, Massive Gamer. It claims to cover all MMO games, although about 50% of the issue seemed to be about Age of Conan, which makes me doubt its journalistic independence.

Anyway, there was an article called "Massive Ticker", which is sort of a "Cheers and Jeers" for the online gaming industry. In the "Up" category was this blurb about Cyan Worlds:

Cyan Worlds
Let's give a round of applause for Cyan, who receives this month's "coming back from the dead" award. In February, they announced they were shutting down Myst Online: Uru Live on the online game distribution service GameTap. They're back, folks. Charging about $25 for six months of service, Cyan Worlds is making sure Myst Online is an attractive proposition -- and is ensuring they're keeping their most visible intellectual property operational.


Nothing new there, but it's nice to see the word get out about MORE.

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Oh,goody :) .

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Thanks for the info, maybe I'll subscribe. I've developed an interest in the landscape of MMO gameland. It's great to read about MORE/Uru.

The release of "Age of Conan" is very big news in MMO gameland, which is why there are going to be lots of articles about it. That doesn't mean people won't write about MORE/Uru. I think they will.

For excellent MMO coverage, well written (though there is a bit of jargon), check out massively - http://www.massively.com. The folks at Massively have written about Uru before, and I think they will again.

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Agreed. Good to see people discussing MO:RE. It's nice, also, that they put it in the "up" category and indicate that subscribing to MO:RE is a good value.

Hopefully there will be further waves of discussion when MO:RE actually opens, and when the 3ds max plugins are released and UCC starts pouring into MO:RE.

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Wonderful! This is exactly the kind of publicity MO:RE needs. Little articles are sometimes what catches peoples attention (Relatively) positive publicity! (RPP FTW!) :P

It's a long way to go but it's a start. ;)

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Here is an interesting article that I've mentioned before. I think it offers an interesting perspective of the game. This was written fairly recently, a little before the launch of MO:UL. Most of the other articles that I had seen from other online game resources basically said that MOUL was a re-hash of previously failed efforts that offered nothing new. Sci-fi's article seemed to see things differently. For those that have played this game thousands of times, and are getting tired of "No New Content" (NNC), I would suggest that there are still a lot of people new to the Myst world that still think that URU, whatever form it will take is an innovative idea. One has a right to feel however one wants, but try not to spoil things for new players. I would also recomend the article for those that think that URU's time has past and no longer has any appeal to a modern gamer. Personally, I found the article refreshing

Sci-fi's article on MO:UL

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Is it just me, or is "Massive Gamer" somewhat of a poorly chosen name for a magazine...?


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Joey Zoonishii wrote:
Is it just me, or is "Massive Gamer" somewhat of a poorly chosen name for a magazine...?


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Actually in some cases, it's rather appropriate. :lol:

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I can see a nice reaction coming from the rest of the gaming community:

"What? Oh, it's those guys again."


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Here is a direct link to the Cyan article at Massively.com...
http://www.massively.com/2008/07/01/cyan-acquires-myst-online-opens-game-development-to-fans/


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<A Massive Gamer lumbers into view across the Cleft, and steps easily over Zandi's trailer, towering high in the desert sky. He/she sits heavily down on the side of the mountain and contemplates the tiny little hole in the ground at his/her feet and listens to the faint peeping of Zandi far below between his/her feet.>

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CrisGer wrote:
<A Massive Gamer lumbers into view across the Cleft, and steps easily over Zandi's trailer, towering high in the desert sky. He/she sits heavily down on the side of the mountain and contemplates the tiny little hole in the ground at his/her feet and listens to the faint peeping of Zandi far below between his/her feet.>

hehehehe


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Noob question alert: Any clue when MORE is going to be launched?


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128hoodmario wrote:
Noob question alert: Any clue when MORE is going to be launched?

Shorah 128hoodmario - welcome to the forums. In answer to your question check out this post by Chogon. You'll know as much as the rest of us. He, and all of us, are hoping to be back in the Cavern by the end of the year. So keep your fingers crossed. :wink:

See you in the Cavern. :D

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LOL CrisGer

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