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I’ve been quietly watching these two threads unfold.

NOW is the time to find these servers and put a stop to them by what we slackers are infamously known for. But first we’ll need to ask whoever is running this project to import torches into the game so we can burn them down… I’m persuasive so I think it can happen.

I think there are some important clues in that thread.

Until Uru -> Uru Live

To me this looks like Uru level evolution. Which as a pure Uru lover I have to disagree SIMPLY because Until Uru was mentioned.

And then some words of wisdom over at UO.

diafero wrote:
It has technically always been possible to run a UU or Alcugs Shard, and I guess now someone decided to do a screenshot of it

Thank you, I don’t think Dickens said it enough the first time. So thanks for the reminder. Without you I don’t know how we could have ever remembered…

My heart goes out to whoever is doing this though, with there being asshats and all ready to sniff out the people doing this, they may need asshat beaters and moronic aura detectors to assist. I think we could help them if they really need it. Wink

Speaking of that, let me get to some of the fun parts of the Is it MORE yet thread on MOUL.

Murray/Kat wrote:
Cyan have stated they will make an announcement in the near future and what I have seen going on here amounts to common looting. If we do open this can of worms, you can bet it will destroy the future for MORE.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say he knows more about Cyan than Cyan does!

Murray/Kat wrote:
A lot have decided MORE will not be coming, but I think it would be only fair to let Cyan state that for certain. I lived through the UU days which many of you would like to see return, but I also vividly remember seeing the shards dwindle down to almost no one online in a given evening, in fact most of the shards run by anal retentive people closed up.

Improved. Tapestry closed down and so did Alpha Blue Screw. But if you looked at shards like Slackers, DSG and all the other shards that were stacking people on one kagi key, you would find that there were 13 people on close to a daily basis. Even TMP had it’s people in for Sunday gatherings. So yes Murr, you once again prove that opinions are like assholes and you’ve yet to learn how to wipe yourself.

And with every lameduck post, comes a good post.

Whil wrote:
I second Nadnerb’s post, though I would phrase it more respectfully myself. There is nothing anyone has to fear. I am honored and deeply humbled by the hard work of this community. I find myself once again reminded of the tremendous respect I have for this community and for the respect it has shown to the game it loves. I also find myself encouraged that there are still those who love and care for the game as I do, even as others falter and fall. The words patience and charity and selflessness come to mind. This is the best of this community. We are a patient community, but not one which stands still. We are patient like a river carving its way through the wilderness. Like the gathering storm. We are a charitable community and a selfless one as well. We give our time and our money, our sweat and our tears, to a game which has been written off and counted out. And we ask for nothing in return but peace and endless moments, friends at our sides.

I understand and respect Andy and Murray, and I urge others to do the same. Because I know, as they do, that we all wish to see MORE become a reality and I look forward to that day.

The longer we sit in silence, the more people drift away and disappear. It’s not like the old days where we’d occasionally get a new bit of history to mull over, or a word to analyze to hold us over until the mythical “MUDPIE” was ready. We have nothing, and given Cyan’s situation, we shouldn’t expect anything.

The point of this post has always been to show that people still care. That there are still people that are waiting patiently for MORE. And I believe quite a few of us that will still be waiting for it even if an announcement is made stating it’s cancellation. Because at this point, it’s all we have. Hope against the impossible.

People have made a lot of assumptions about the things they’ve seen in this thread. From “It’s the MORE beta!” to “OMG ILLEGAL HAX SHUT HIM DOWN NOW!” and I want to make one thing VERY CLEAR:

I’ve provided a handful of images. What you make of them is entirely up to you.

These pictures were made to give people a reminder of what we’re waiting for. Something to hold onto and think about when everything else so far has been taken away. There will probably be at least one or two more pictures posted at some point.

Maybe people will accept them for what they are.
Or maybe people will say ‘It’s a shop! I can see the pixels!’
Or maybe people will cry ‘Hacks! Hacks You’re killing Uru!’ while completely forgetting that fan hacks kept Uru alive.
Or maybe the moderation team will jump to cancel Christmas, assuming that there’s foul play at work.

I hope that someone finds some hope in this, however, before it’s taken away again, and before I’m silenced in an effort to preserve what we currently have. That is to say, ‘nothing’.

There is lots of good reading material there. But what really caught my eye was mszv’s post.

mszv wrote:
If anyone is here long enough they will find that someone will tell them they aren’t the “right” sort of fan because of what they posted. It happened in the old days of Cyan game fandom and it still happens today, all the time, particularly on this forum. It happens less on Uru Obsession. That’s just how it is. People are not positive enough, people photoshopped an image, people are comparing Uru to other games (supposedly really bad) people are asking what’s up with Cyan (supposedly super super bad), people are saying what they liked about the game or didn’t like, people want a reboot, people don’t want a reboot, people liked the episodes, people didn’t like the episodes, or……something. All of these are perfectly acceptable things to post, if you ask me, but there will be someone on this forum or thinks that you are posting an opinion, and “you should do that”. It’s not that people disgree with the poster’s opinion – that would be fine, even healthy – it’s the odd next step – that you should not post your opinion. also that your opinion is “bad”. Sometimes it’s posted rather, vaguely, as “some people are too…..”, but you get the idea. Sometimes names are named. It happens all the time. Wow – even vidkid – an amazingly positive person – gets negative comments. I guess even vidkid, who posts how much he misses the game, is not that good of a fan!

You know how we go on and on about how great the community is? I always want to jump in and say “well, yes, except some members of the community always think that other members of the community are doing it wrong”. The community is tiny, but I guess it’s just not tiny enough!

I wonder why that is. Are the fans, the players, the enemy, against Cyan? Is this some sort of contest, or, better yet, a quest? You know, I think that’s part of it – wow, I think I’m onto something here! There appears to be the quest for uber game purity, uber fandom going on. It’s like a game – how can you beat out all the other fans and be the very best fan! Wow, kind of a PvP, player versus player, thing going on, on our very forums! And there’s a light and dark alliance!

Fortunately, from what I remember, people were nice in-game.

Did anyone else notice that when Tweek and mszv came in everyone started to calm down? You’d think it was because of their colorful names over there.