I agree with what Sirius posted above, it is time I responded to all this controversy.
I am the culprit or bad guy who started all this. It was meant to be a fun little event on the Arogosy. I had advised Karel not to post on the Moula Forum. But I went ahead and posted with a dual location.http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=28601
-- The MOULa thread:
TUESDAY 25th April 2017 at 13.00ki time
located in Urutunes Hood in the Moula Cavern
13:00 Ki Time > .... until everybody gets tired or tilted > (typo sp.)
Karel will stream: Sea Shanties, Pirate Songs & Music for the Sea
Event will last 13 Ki to at least 14 Ki + & then a second DJ may take over & last until 16:00 Ki +
And also Karel will be in Urutunes Hood for further information.
A Fun ... Fun ... Fun Event ! Mandatory to bring some rum along !
posted by TrapperDave for Karel > for further information: contact: Karel,TD,and enders
Joker or enders may DJ after Karel leaves.
--The part I edited out: but I did not have to because it was left there intact on the Moula Forum"
"Simutaneously located on the Ship Argosy. Note to find the ship guides will be provided to
meet you at the link in in Laki'anay Age ( UAM Shard ) whisper (shhhhhhh)
The book is on your relto shelf on the bottom center.
And also Karel will be in Urutunes Hood for further information."
All over a simple little event that received nasty reply's. The first day it received maybe a dozen reply's all about the Uam shard. I bit my tongue until the next morning. That morning I responded saying
all shards are illegal and I wish I could delete this entire thread it is so contentious, but I can't. When I got home that night I was shocked to see the thread was cleaned and all the nasty was removed.
Except my original post remained, even with 80 + views on it. It even contained the original post referring to "a second location on the Argosy in Uam shard". The last I looked it has 415 views! I wish I
could have read the reply's that day with the 80 views, but maybe it is best I did not get that chance.
Then I saw the controversy was moved over to the GoW Forum with this thread. I bit my tongue again.
What led up to all this is a long story. I also thought Uam shard was gone and history. I was not in that shard for 4 or 5 years. Alabaster was placed on the Deep Island shard and I had been waiting for it for
2 years. I was busy with the 7th Moula Anniversary but had to delay until the Anniversary Events were over. After completing Alasbaster many times I wondered why many of my friends were not in DI looking at this
fantastic Age by Dulcamara. I asked many to come to DI and see Alabaster with me. I was told by most we are in Uam shard and Alabaster was not there. I am an avid player in Deep Island, having done all the fan ages
mostly 4 years ago. So I tried to help many friends set up DI and install it so I could show Alabaster to them. I found out that many people have trouble setting up DI ! I had recently installed it on my new WIN 10
with no problems. I started this thread because others had this problem: viewtopic.php?f=111&t=6749
"the file dat/Garrison_District_FemaleLanding Roll.prp has an invalid version, but is required to log in.Uru can not be started." I never did get an answer for her & had others tell me the same thing. One person solved
it but I do not know how? She said she wiped it out 4 or 5 times & then it finally worked ?
Next I learn from friends that Laki'anay is on the Uam shard and it was not present on DI. I wanted to see this fan created age very bad and a bunch of us went there as a tribute to GLO.
So having not been in Uam shard for a long 4 years + I was amazed it was still there up and running. And I retrieved my password long forgotten and I was in Uam shard just as I left it years ago!
Two events were being planned by others: The Argosy Event above and a Under Water Event in Gilito.
Now that I was in the Uam again I made some observations. It was clear to me that more people were in Uam shard Vs. the DI shard. And I saw many old friends I have not seen for years still in Uam.
The reason I heard from many people was that Uam is easy and trouble free to install & setup. DI seemed to be a monster that many people can not install ? I do not know why others have this trouble?
Next I was amazed that Albaster was now in Uam shard. The Age was broken into two parts and I tested it in Uam. I was so delighted that most of my friends were in Uam and could now visit this
fantastic great Age with me. I rushed to Face Book to announce it:
April 11 at 8:07pm
Alabaster Age is now in UAM shard
by Dulcamara Elodea
It is in two parts ( Alabaster2) and appears to be running a lot smoother, so far that I The tested."
I do not like my words being twisted and taken out of context. It was implied on the Moula forum by Korovev that I said Uam shard runs smoother than DI. I DID NOT say that, I said "It is in two parts
( Alabaster2) and appears to be running a lot smoother, so far that I The tested." The reason I announced that is many more people could now see Alabaster in UAM shard. Those who could not play this huge Age in DI.
One reason was the Age was too large, huge and with lag. But I also thought the DI Server was at fault with invisible avatars and buttons that normally worked and then sometimes did not.
Next thing I see is Dulcamara was being attacked here on this thread. I did not like that at all and felt real bad ! But again I bit my tongue. There was no reason to attack Dulcamara this way.
That upset me greatly! Simply because she took advantage to put Alabaster on the Uam shard. And one good reason for doing that is to reach many people who are not in Deep Island, a much wider
audience. It upset me a lot that Dulca was dragged into this. All because of my Argosy Post on the Moula Forum. But now I could show many people Alabaster and was delighted and enthused to do so,
because all were in the Uam shard !
Now I was very curious as to what is going on here with an old war? So I began researching and writings emails, and to Cyan for answers. I did not like being accused of stealing from Cyan. I own
URUCC and many others do also. There were many false posts i felt made on the Moula Forum by Doobes2, korovev, and AdamJohnso. Statements like:"Shards like Deep Island have a ‘light’ shade of grey"
and"The ‘UAM’ shard has a far darker shade of grey" bothered me. Two wrongs do not make any of them right. I stated on the Moula Forum that all shards are illegal then. In the post above Sirius
stated "but yeah, while Deep Island is mostly legal, it still allows you to download the Offline-KI, which isn't legal because it includes modified Cyan files"
Cyan has this statement on their website:
"Legal & Copyright
Like any good neighbor we are more than happy to share our stuff with you… as long as you don’t go making money off of it for heaven’s sake! We’ve got a few rules and regulations just so that we can
stay good neighbors. These rules apply to (but are not limited to) any of our images, movies, animations, text, fonts, story, characters, sounds, and music (“Assets”) as they relate to our products,
and even beyond. Just so we’re on the same page, legal is not a priority, just some kind of unfortunate complication. But we’ve been told we have to watch our assets."
* Note: None of the shards are making money off of it, I think only donations.
Only the program code is open source, not the content. But every shard has to distribute some content. As Sirius stated the Offline-KI, which isn't legal because it includes modified Cyan files.
DI distributes the MOUL ages, the modified KI and various modified files including binaries. All the ABM/ToDni/Pots/MOUL ages are available for free today. With Myst5, Crowthistle, HexIsle, you
are required you to show that you own them, by installing and converting them with the use od Drizzle, from what I understand. Uru: The Path of the Shell, extended the story of Uru in the present
and added multiple never-before-seen Ages. Unlike the first expansion pack, Uru: The Path of the Shell was not free, but was boxed and sold in stores. Uru, To D'ni, and The Path of the Shell were
also packaged together and sold as Uru: The Complete Chronicles.
This is all a complex issue! I am pursuing some answers from Cyan legal which I do not have yet. However the "shades of grey" IS NOT A GOOD ANSWER ! Legal is Black and White", you know lawyers
From what I understand is the UAM shard has a license from Cyan ? I am not sure and trying to find out. I do not like being accused of stealing from Cyan. I own all the Myst Games and related.
Two wrongs do not make any of them right! I think this issue needs cleared up some for the better future. I did not want to open up a heated debate. However now I intend to find answers to some
We just wanted to have a simple little fun event of the ship Argosy that at present is only available in the UAM shard. But some have turned this into a nightmare!
"Can't we all get along ?" ... was my last post in the MOULa Forum before it was cleaned.
I think everybody needs to take a deep breath and calm down.