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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Going Through Uru Again

I got the urge to play through Uru Complete Chronicles again, and I look forward especially to checking it out on the NEW GAMING LAPTOP I'm getting tomorrow. I really hope there won't be anything wrong with it that needs fixing before I can pour all my love and devotion into it.

Anyway...  I more or less played Uru back when I was following my sister as she played it the first time, but now that I'm zipping through on my own, nostalgia to the max is hitting me. Part of the reason for this is the fact that my new computer approaches.

When Uru first came out, I was terribly excited only to discover my computer's graphics card didn't make the grade and my mom so generously went out and bought a new one just so I could play it. Awaiting my new beefy laptop made me remember that feeling all over again, especially since now I will get to play Obduction in its most recently updated glory. All this time I was stuck playing the first beta release hahaha!  My darling 5 year old laptop tried her very best, and she deserves the applause.

It just hit me (or maybe hit me all over again?) that Eder Kemo foreshadows the breakthrough in Ahnonay because the rock painting very clearly indicate the fake worlds. Also, paintings of the Ahnonay symbol that hovers above the Ahnonay book in the Cathedral appear on the floors of the gazebos. I never realized the extent to which all these segments of the game were connected. There was so much more to tell. What a shame Cyan couldn't tell it.  And in the Baron's Office, Esher And Noloben are alluded to.  Mind = blown. I still haven't the faintest idea what that floating monument is in Kemo, though. I think a Google search is in my immediate future.

I watched an interview with Rand Miller in which he discussed Uru and its online component, and he talked about broadband. I was laughing hysterically because I remembered the first time I tried to get to the online part after I got my key to register, back when we only had dial up at home. Really, that was just not feasible. And I was afraid of talking to strangers. The internet was still pretty new to me then.  What is this magic?!  Technology has come a long, long way!

One of the many spectacular things about getting a new computer is adding all your games to it, and praying that the old ones still play.  I just purchased four new games on Steam as part of the Explorers Bundle -- this is a temporary sale on six games (including Obduction, Quern, and The Witness), and it lasts until Friday only. The collection is 59% off. That's pretty amazing.  I'm looking forward to trying another set of new games!

I've been treating my new laptop like a real baby haha!  I prepared my apartment for the new arrival, such as clearing my desk, dusting furniture, vacuuming the floor, cleaning the bathroom. Yeah, I know. It's really weird. But having an incredibly clean apartment when my new darling comes home seems to make sense. I don't want it to attract a single germ!  And it's not every year you buy a new gaming laptop!  However, this also has to do with the fact I'm remodeling my apartment, so I want everything to sparkle. My new laptop will look stunning in my newly repaired and painted apartment, a perfect conversation piece for my house re-warming party!

I'll give an update soon about how my new lovely lady is doing. Complete with pictures haha!!!


Lucy Garden said...

Glad your apartment is repaired after your flood. Congratulations on getting it back into shape, and enjoy your new computer and Explorers' Bundle

Briana Jackson said...

Well my apartment is a work in progress. I repaired and redecorated the bedroom, but the bathroom and living room are next! I replastered the bathroom ceiling (rather shabbily lol! It's hard!), and then there was a tiny leak again a few days ago. If the landlords would just hire a real plumber to fix the problem this wouldn't continue to cost them money. Ugh!

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