More 2010 Ages + Sprite Gallery [spoilers]

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More 2010 Ages + Sprite Gallery [spoilers]

Postby Korovev » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:13 pm

Spiro Show Spoiler

On the 35th expedition of the Fan Ages Touring Club we visited Ahreeuhtav by Cherish, and Spiro by Jman. Then, we went back to Sprite Gallery to see the Halloween decorations. See Minasunda’s video!

Ahreeuhtav, released in March 2010, was originally called Zuflucht (“refuge”); its current name means “protection” in D’ni. It is a lake surrounded by rocks (perhaps an extinct volcano). There is a ruin with a bas relief; a series of walkways connecting small islands, one of which has a neat fountain, leads behind a waterfall (the environment there is not complete, however). Unfortunately there is no sound, except a footstep area on one of the walkways.

Spiro, released in May 2010, is a shell-shaped hill in a gorgeous sunset landscape. The hill is surrounded by a bleck void that is actually supposed to be water. In some way this Age resemble Galamay, and would be quite good with a proper sea and maybe a cave system. Like Ahreeuhtav, Spiro also lacks any sound.

Next, we went back to Sprite Gallery, SereneTiki’s sandbox of sorts, redecorated for Halloween :twisted: The main imager has been replaced by a hot-air balloon (not usable, just a decoration), and the large trap door is now the launch pad for the Flying Caulderon, which will take you to a tour around (and above) the Age! The mountain next to the stage has a giant, angry-looking skull on the top :D The mini-projectors on the tables have also been replaced with skulls. A large bonefire is burning close by.

While you walk around, you will notice that … you leave bloody footprints on the floor. The disco has a different light effect too, without the strobe. The Great Tree Excavation is temporarely closed, and Tiki mentioned the possibility of making it its own Age. There are a few objects coming from other Ages: the transparent Tablet and the tree are restored from Chamassa; the Demon Skull comes from Oolbahnneea. The decorative flying cauldron is a Blender demo.

A fun update for the upcoming holiday, be sure to visit next time you log in :) If time permits, a party might even be scheduled after the Nulp Dance Show in MOULa ;)

A recording of the Twitch stream is available.


Next time (October 25 at 12:00 KIT – across the pond we will already have switched to standard time by then!) we will investigate the Devokan Trust activities that took place in Ahra Pahts shell 415, Neolbah and Lost Stonehenge. Until then!

(Previous tour: Pelishard Ages + The Wall)
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Re: More 2010 Ages + Sprite Gallery [spoilers]

Postby SereneTiki » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:48 pm

Sprite Gallery notes:
The flying cauldron vehicle was a test of Korman modifications to enable subworld conveyances. That work moves further in the Chamasa Restoration. Alas, the cauldron crashed and hasn't yet been cleaned up.
The bonfire is now a permanent feature of The Gallery. Its specular fire is my new favorite effect.
The Great Tree Excavation did get its own age. It might be next year's Halloween venue!
Note that there is no SDL in The Gallery, only Korman node logic.

Ahreeuhtahv notes:
Ahreeuhtahv is so great (as are all the ages we visited)! I thought it could use some editing, though. When Dulcamara said it was a pity it couldn't be updated I went ahead with the Ahreeuhtahv Restoration.
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