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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Walkthrough Update

I have deemed making my walkthrough available via PDF might be a copyright infringement...I'm not sure...  So, alas I won't add it.  However, I did finish it, and I uploaded it to a site that's typically for self-publishing, but I made it available only to myself.  It's being printed now and I'm very excited to see the finished product.  Unfortunately, I already found a couple things that should be fixed, but it's nothing that hinders the walkthrough. It's always when it's too late that you notice stuff like that ugh!!!!

I do believe, however, that I should make a post here about the Gauntlet because I pinned down exactly how many swaps are necessary for each stage: 2, 4, 6, 10.  I've also got all the rotation down on the giant Kaptar sphere.  

As to the Villein number puzzle, I recently asked a friend what he thought about the math.  He said you don't actually need to figure out the number system because there's a path that can take you in the right direction to get to Hunrath.  Can someone point out to me where exactly this is?  I've tried Googling this info, but no one who has mentioned it is forthcoming anout how to find this nifty shortcut. 

I finally figured out what's up with the ending and what it all means.   Also, I discovered why the fish I didn't catch on to that battery...the blue I needed was buried under the huge black bar that covers the bottom of the pages in the journals!  Grrrr!  Hopefully I will one day get a new computer so I can play the latest updated version of Obduction.  

I also realized what happened with all those carts in C.W.'s workroom.  When I played the first time it never struck me that they contained the panels for the tree.  In fact, the first time I played I don't even think I noticed they were there, or if I did I didn't add up the facts.  Surprise surprise!

At the end I finally saw C.W. riding the rail to the tree which is something I missed before. There was a lot I missed before.  I know some people have criticized the puzzles as having no logic, but I have to say--just because you didn't figure out the logic doesn't mean there isn't any.  And once you do figure out the logic, the experience is all the more enriching. I think the game truly is better the second time around. 

On to other important things!  Did I ever mention I got my hands on the rare Myst bundle "Gear for the Journey"?  Well I did!  But to add to that fabulous news, following one of my readers' activities, I've begun a search for all five covers of the From Myst to Riven book.  I've had a copy for eons already, which has the 233rd Age lab on the cover.  Today I just got a beautiful copy of the one with the path that goes under the fire marble done on Jungle Island.  The covers left to acquire are Tay, the bridge to the golden dome, and the striking path through the island shapes on Survey Island (Plateau Island).

Lastly, I was gifted a copy of Skyrim and I've started to play it.  I have no idea what I'm doing. I've never played a game like it before!  It might work best as a console game I think, but I'm no good with those.  I'd love to get my hands on Quern and The Witness, and a couple other games have been suggested to me. One thing I thought I might start doing here is talking about the other games I play.  For the most part I play Pharaoh, a FANTASTIC strategy and city building game.  In the past I've played some Rome: Total War, but I haven't gone back into that for a while now.  I just recently got another Egypt game called Predynastic Egypt which is along the lines of a Rome or Civ game.  I'm not altogether find of it however.  Also, I don't care for Civ, which I know is a horror of horrors to some people.  A game I want to get is Children of the Nile, but something tells me Pharaoh will still be the best!