Jogi wrote:Okay, Mystler, your version is the official version. What Seppolo tried to say, there might be an unofficial version, for which reasons soever?
Regarding OpenUru to me there are some big mysteriums. Maybe somebody can clear them up (maybe I should post this in a more appropriate forum?):
- Before Cyan World Inc. handled over the game to the Open Source team they had to check the contents against licences from third parties, of course. And because they knew to which companies they paid licence fees, it were been an easy thing to address to these companies and ask them to check the contents for violating their interests. And because the game (parts of it) was going to become Open Source, that would be possible without violating the interests of Cyan World Inc. -- Why did this not happen in the past but does in the present? I think it is missing respect for the OpenUru team!
- We have Cavcon, we have Cavcon parties, we have prayer mill like appeals to donate. But why shall I donate to a service which is driven by a commercial company? That's not donating, that's paying a fee, even it is free up to me paying! Either Cyan World Inc. builds a group of volunteers inside or the financial aspect of this game service remains their problem.
BTW I already donated long ago for full ten month (March till December). I am not an experienced online user, so I cannot tell what would be a fair amount. I can tell the amount, if anybody wishes, and we can discuss whether it was enough money or not. But it seems to me the level of donating to Cyan World Inc. is a further mysterium.
- What has OpenUru to do with Cyan World Inc.? Why must we players fetch every new developed game version from the Myst Online servers. There has to be a static, unchanged game version provided from Cyan World Inc. The OpenUru team releases a patcher which we player run over the Cyan's static, unchanged game client and then we get the newest OpenUru client which we can play without Cyan World Inc. Why shall Cyan World Inc. get profits from the latest improvements from the OpenUru team? IMO "Myst Online: Uru Live" is still a commercial figurehead of Cyan World Inc.!
So this is my view of the things around OpenUru. I do not want to offend anybody, just published my thoughts!
Bravo !!! Excellent questions, asked in an excellent way!!!
Thank you Jogi, for asking these well known problems!