I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Monday, December 5, 2016

Baladria's Walkthrough

I showed a friend of mine the Myst journal I compiled this summer.  You know the thing...that thing most fans do: a sort of role play journal with answers to all the puzzles.  There tend to be tons of drawings and the like.  That friend doesn't play computer games, so she was fascinated by my enthusiasm for Myst, and compared the journal to writing s dissertation.  Since she had been so mystified by that little ole thing, I showed her the two guides I put together on the two crazy Maray puzzles in Obduction.  She told me I should've gone into graphic design and game building instead of my current study and was blown away by my little diagrams.  I told her that am not by any means of the caliber required to go into either of those professions; she doesn't know about all the engines and gear and softwares that go into these things, all of which I know nothing about.  I guess I'll stick to little charts and diagrams that I make to relax. 

I'm going through my Gauntlet guide at the moment, running through Maray again to check all the facts and update where necessary.  I've already had some "duh" moments about the swaps which I hadn't caught on to my first time around. 

Now, I know there are countless walkthroughs out there, lots of YouTube videos, and websites with all the answers.  Nevertheless, I decided I would add to the noise and create my own walkthrough akin to the two guides I've written already!  And those two guides would be supplemental, more detailed versions of what you'll find in the walkthrough. I'm very excited about this and look forward to adding it to my material goods we should be getting eventually. 

They'd said December...wouldn't all the goodies look nice under my Christmas tree?

Be sure to check back to look for a new guide!  Yes, it will be public and available for download through Google Docs!

Happy holidays everyone!


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