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04-08-2005, 05:33 AM
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR THE INTERVIEW. Please stay tuned at MystWorlds.com (http://www.mystworlds.com) for semi-regular installments. Thank you.

Rand Miller will be in Paris on Monday, and Ubisoft is taking the opportunity to give fans a chance to ask Rand some questions!

Now you can finally discover the answers to those age old questions... like why being near Santa Claus makes him feel sleepy... or what his favourite food is.

Please use this thread to post your questions for Rand. We will gather them up and make sure he gets them on Monday. Thanks, and have fun! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

04-08-2005, 05:33 AM
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR THE INTERVIEW. Please stay tuned at MystWorlds.com (http://www.mystworlds.com) for semi-regular installments. Thank you.

Rand Miller will be in Paris on Monday, and Ubisoft is taking the opportunity to give fans a chance to ask Rand some questions!

Now you can finally discover the answers to those age old questions... like why being near Santa Claus makes him feel sleepy... or what his favourite food is.

Please use this thread to post your questions for Rand. We will gather them up and make sure he gets them on Monday. Thanks, and have fun! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

04-08-2005, 07:41 AM
An obvious question I think "What is next for CyanWorlds?"

Thats a question I have amoungst many many many others


04-08-2005, 08:06 AM
I have many questions, but one of them is:

"Will you be going to Mysterium this year?"

04-08-2005, 09:01 AM
My question is:

What is the facination or draw in combining an ancient culture with almost retro-technology?

04-08-2005, 09:04 AM
Will Myst 5 be using Actors or Avatars?

Ian [Atrus]
04-08-2005, 09:59 AM
Will there be dunnies in Myst V?


04-08-2005, 11:18 AM
...for those of us that used the Bevin fountain or have been holding it ever since... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

04-08-2005, 12:39 PM
Why didn't you and Robyn play the parts of Sirrus and Achenar in Myst 4, as you did in Myst?
How do you feel about playing Atrus?
Is Ghen blinded by his obsession of restoring D'ni or is he evil even without his obsession?
Can you release more information about Ketha, Ghen's wife?
How do you feel about the end of Myst series?
Can we hope for something else that is Myst related?
Will we find what happened to those giant daggers (from Riven) that fell near the cleft? We can still see the telescope there in Uru...
Will there be beta testing for Myst V?

I hope that at least one of these questions will be answered. Thank you for your time.

-Ivan ;-)

04-08-2005, 01:10 PM
My question is along the lines of asking what their next project is after EoA--What is with this "Latus" project?

04-08-2005, 02:08 PM
One question I've had for years now.

What has Robyn Miller been up to these days? Not even Google can provide decent info.

04-08-2005, 02:23 PM
Just put some questions in the German forum earlier this day, but i have two more....

*I understood the age of Negilahn was ready to be released.
Would it be possible to let us enjoy it on a new authenticationserver, pretty sure lots of people would buy themselves another kagi key to be able to wander around there; it seems such a waste....
*Btw, there aren't any plans on pulling the plug on UU any time soon are there?

thank you for all the fun time you've given us!
(and err, wouldn't want anyone else to play Atrus http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

greetings and /wave,

@ Ken http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif: blog ryan (http://www.delmas75.com/blog.html)

04-08-2005, 05:17 PM
Is there any possibility of making a prequel to Myst? If not, how about the next great adventure game/series?

Thanks for all the hard work

04-08-2005, 05:40 PM
My first question is will we see a fourth book? Maybe a Book of Yeesha, that would be neat...

And my other if you can answer, will the jurney be created for the big screen? Shall there be a movie...or two...or...?


04-08-2005, 05:48 PM
An obvious one is, "Will you play Atrus in Myst 5" but I suspect yes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

One thing I've always wanted to know but have never found the answer to and not even RAWA knows.... who was the man in the picture in Riven playing Aitrus? I've come across his photo in old Civil War pictures but didn't know enough about him to figure out who he was or even why his picture was used in Riven.



Oh yeah, will there be another Myst book?
Would you be opposed to making a Myst movie, even under your strict supervision?


04-08-2005, 05:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Delphinus_Ken:
One question I've had for years now.

What has Robyn Miller been up to these days? Not even Google can provide decent info. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can shed a little light on that one (http://gahro.blogspot.com/2005/04/robyn-miller.html).

04-08-2005, 06:00 PM
What does Rand Miller think of modern software? Specifically, what does he think of professional video editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere?

Oh, and did he bring the doughnuts?http://www.aptoshs.net/~jpoje1449/uru/smile.gif

04-08-2005, 06:03 PM
Care to share anything about Myst V - story, technology, locations (ages), time period, characters?

04-08-2005, 06:45 PM
Will there be a demo for Myst V?

04-08-2005, 06:49 PM
What can you tell us about future products from CYAN?
Where does the CYAN plan on going after MYST is over?

Thanks for taking the time,

04-08-2005, 08:42 PM
How about more info on the d€ni gilds

04-08-2005, 09:47 PM
I have a few,
1 Did you have any problem with Myst IV being rated T?(I had a dream I was in a van with Rand and I asked him that)
2 Why did you get Presto to say D'ni shouldn't be restored and then try to restore it yourselves?
3 Is Myst V really Myst V or Uru II
4 Will Myst V also come out for Xbox?(not that I'd care
5 Are you going to acknowledge things shown in Myst III and IV?
6 Will we see Releeshahn in Myst V?
7 Are the entire ages in Myst V reused from Uru Live, or just the names?
8 Can you explain that picture of you drunk and asleep on Santa Claus's lap?

04-08-2005, 11:23 PM
My question, and I hope its asked, is, "Would Cyan ever considering making The Journeyman Project 4?"

04-09-2005, 12:30 AM
Q: Cyan worlds has always been a company about innovation and trying new things, from Myst, to the depth and beauty of Riven, through to the 3d and online experiments in URU. What would you consider the most ground breaking or innovative aspect of Myst V?

04-09-2005, 12:48 AM
Rand, are you going to play Atrus!

04-09-2005, 01:13 AM
My question is based on technology;
Will we see an adeventure game produced by Cyan that we will be able to play in virtual reality as opposed to on a computer screen, as graphics technology progressinhg today would give an approximate 90% immserion in the game?
I would pay a resonale sum of money to get a VR headset and it would overall bring the cost down for headsets for the avergae gamer to own in a few years.

04-09-2005, 01:50 AM
Looks like the obvious questions have been asked: Will there be live actors in Myst V, and will there be Releeshahn?

I'd like to add: What time period will the game be set? After Myst IV? After Uru? Some time in between?
And will it revolve around the family of Atrus or take a new direction?

Thanks Rand, for continuing the vision for so long.

04-09-2005, 02:09 AM
Oh its been so long since i posted here so i guess this is the best place to start.

1. Will the focus of this story deal with someone from past mystgames or will this have a new villan?

2. Something tells me that this last game will kinda be a bridge from the other myst games to URU's storyline, and if so will we finaly take the long path to dni through the great shaft?

3. Since it looks like your useing the URU engine, did you go back and revamp the unused areas from URU live that we never got to see, and did you change much of that content?

4.Please give us a hint of what your next project will be.

Well these are the only questions i currently have for now.

04-09-2005, 04:33 AM
I'm just gonna pitch in and answer a couple of the questions you have asked which we have answers for already.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>originally posted by amyjenc1

My first question is will we see a fourth book? Maybe a Book of Yeesha, that would be neat... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A forth book was being written a few years back titled The Book of Marrim (marrim being the girl from The Book of D'ni for those who have not read it). The book was put on the back burner as focus was placed upon Uru. Nothing has been heard of it since.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alkonium

7 Are the entire ages in Myst V reused from Uru Live, or just the names? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The majority of the ages in Myst V are new places there are a couple of places that have been reused and likewise with age names some of them have been reused too. The majority of the finished content for live that wasnt released was released in To D'ni and Path of the Shell.

Hope that helps


04-09-2005, 06:34 AM
Thanks for this chance for us the fans to ask questions of the creator of the Myst Worlds

Q: Would it be fair to say that the cycle of the games will be closed in Myst V: End of Ages? Will we find out why the stranger found the book?

Thank you for all the joy you've given all of us. Enjoy your "UrU lives in all of us" tile that I made and sent to you, Rand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-09-2005, 07:11 AM
Will Cyan be working on 3D games from now on?
Will Cyan be working on any projects that don't fit into the "game" category?

04-09-2005, 07:15 AM
I wonder, does Rand Miller see the future of his worlds opening up to allow us as players to come together within them to a point where we might one day influence and carry forward their development (towards an ever unwriten end), or are they best always presented with a strong narrative whether single or multi player?

04-09-2005, 08:15 AM
Has there been any discussion about future myst-like games (not necessarily the D'ni Universe) for online play?

04-09-2005, 08:35 AM
When MystIV was being made it was said that it would be very much like the original Myst. I really liked MystIV but other than the brothers being in it I didn't think it was too much like the original Myst. Is MystV going to be even more like Myst? Are there going to be red and blue pages to find?

04-09-2005, 11:07 AM
1/Some fans are a little worried about Myst V being published only a year after the last sequel. How could you create a game in such short space of time?

2/Given the success in sales of the last two games in the series (Exile and Revelation), which are the reasons why you decided to end the saga?

04-09-2005, 11:51 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifWhen will we have an exact date for the North American release of MystV and what is Cyan working on next?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-09-2005, 01:47 PM
I have sort of a tough one...Since i was roughly eleven ive been playing myst, the morals and principals that were passed on through the games beautiful sense of story has taught its played more than how to solve a puzzle. The lessons learned by the evils of greed and lust for power should serve as a reminder of the kind of world we live in today. Im eighteen now and would like to say that because of the myst games, i have developed my own morals and codes of living. What i really want to know is..What is it to the makers? What..(on a deeper level) has myst taught you about the grand scheme of things. My heart weeps for the series' end.

04-09-2005, 04:26 PM
What will become of live?

04-09-2005, 05:46 PM
Is Zandi's silence indicative of a broken heart? Whatever happened to that guy?

04-09-2005, 06:10 PM
1. What do you think of the COBBS new KI?

2. Reports say that Negilahn will not be in Myst 5. What is going to happen to Ages that just missed Uru and will not be reused in Myst 5?

3. Whatever happened to the Book of Marrim? Will there be another Myst novel at all?

4. Several of the DRC research notebooks mentioned a "Guild Captain." What is rank, exactly?

5. Do you agree with the latest petition for a Myst movie?

6. What are your thoughts about Myst coming to an end?

7. What are you planning to do after the series ends?

04-09-2005, 11:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ToriaUru:
Q: Would it be fair to say that the cycle of the games will be closed in Myst V: End of Ages? Will we find out why the stranger found the book? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>We know why the stranger found the book -- because the fissure in Riven (which the book fell through) leads to the desert above D'ni, and the stranger (ie. you) happened to be there and found it. It probably would have appeared in Uru except that it may not have survived (not being protected from the elements).

What I'd really like to know is: what's going to be in the Collectors Edition? And for those of us who missed out (because it simply wasn't on the shelves), can we get realMyst?

04-10-2005, 05:23 AM
Here's one for the Rand-man...

1) So, how about thems D'ni time? What's the accurate conversion between D'ni prorahn and earth seconds? My rough conversion is 39 earth seconds equals 28 prorahntee, and that's accurate to within one second every 4-5 years, but it's not perfect... it's a lot more complex than that; that just happens to be a freak conversion that is very accurate. So, what's the conversion? I'll give you something good if you tell me... some Tiramisu or something! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

edit: I know this wouldn't be the kind of thing Rand would normally answer... but it's a little humor from when we spoke to him at Mystralia. He'll laugh when he hears it, especially from me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

04-10-2005, 06:21 AM
y'know, i think we should be saving the D'ni-related questions for RAWA, who would probably know more about all that stuff.

04-10-2005, 10:43 AM
My question for Rand is:

Would you consider playing Atrus in a Myst movie if it had the right director?

Plus thanks for a great series of games and a great universe.

04-10-2005, 04:50 PM
1. Is Myst 5 going to be in 3rd or 1rst person?

2. Where the rumors about Spielberg and Cameron bidding on the rights for a Myst movie true?

04-10-2005, 10:14 PM
How many Characters will Rand be playing in MystV exactly ?

And OT laughs at RIUM+ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

PS Thank You Rand and RAWA for your time on the Mystralia interview it was a blast.

04-11-2005, 12:31 AM
I've been hearing that Myst V is going to end the saga that we all have come to love so much.

I was just wondering...

Does that mean it will be the last game that deals with Atrus and his family, or is it the last game that will deal with the D'ni?

Also, do you plan on releasing more content for Uru and making it Live again? Officially, that is.

And are you going to write more books?

04-11-2005, 07:35 AM
Will you hire me?


*runs away*

04-11-2005, 07:54 AM
Here's a few -

1) If there's one thing missing in todays gaming, what would it be?

2) What do you see as the future of interactive adventure? Is it a step away from the older traditional model of p'n'c towards a more complex direct control, 3D experience, or something else entirely?

3) What do you feel towards the current trend toward situational puzzles, rather than the more technical or sedentary ones in Myst, in terms of interactivity and creativity?

4) Less of a question, this one... You hired top notch talent in the form of Richard Vander Wende in Riven, and have consistently shown that Cyan has a commitment to excellent production design on all of its titles. Will you continue to persue a more filmic model of development in future titles?

5) And if so... can I have a job? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif *coff*storyboard artist*coff*

6) Do you see an opportunity for the franchise to continue, in terms of novelisations and web-based applications rather than full-blown titles?

7) Which other companies do you most respect in the industry in terms of development and commital towards quality publishing?

I think that'll do.

04-11-2005, 09:04 AM
Two of the biggest questions I have for you are:

What are the concerns as to keep the original religous aspects of the D'ni to future Cyan games/products?

Was Uru's exsample of the "Least and the Great" an exsample of the kind on underlaying ethical game content we can see in the future?

just a question I've had....:-)


04-11-2005, 09:13 AM
Actually, I'd also like to know more about Myst V in terms of technical specifications and whether the game will push hardware further than Uru in terms of graphical options.

I'd hope so. It should be noted however that many big games also cater for smaller comp specifications too by developing to a standard and downgrading it in terms of textures and effects, and usually it still looks great (Half Life 2 for example). I just hope those with computers that can handle more intensive effects like HDR et al will be able to see them used to their full advantage in the new title!

edit - hm, just one more (like Maltesers or Pringles, only with questions!) -

How do you personally think Uru was received, in terms of broadening the universe to encompass the stories and semi-religious aspects included in the novelisations? Do you think it might have over-complicated the concept and possibly scared people away, or are you happy with how it turned out?

I guess that's a lead in to ask whether or not Myst V would continue from Uru, or the main storyline from the other games.

04-11-2005, 12:07 PM
Which part of Earth did Anna come from. In the Book of Ti'Ana she and her father lived in the desert but its exact location was never specified.

04-11-2005, 02:38 PM
so any news?? it should be over by now

04-12-2005, 04:58 AM
Phew, at least my questions got there on time.

W00t! As they say online.

04-12-2005, 07:46 AM
I suggest you guys look up the Cyan website, under questions about a Myst movie, they already answer that question.

My questions are:

Myst V is the last title in the series, but isn't it true that Myst and Uru are two different stories?

And we saw the return of the brothers in Myst IV, have we really seen the last of Gehn?

04-12-2005, 08:39 AM
I think the questions are done and dusted... I'm not even sure mine got through.

RE Gehn, that'd be wicked. If anything, the other games haven't had such a good bad guy. The actor who played Gehn did it really well, and it felt dangerous being trapped in that cage with him outside it stalking about.

I think I prefer Riven due to its baroque darkness.

04-12-2005, 08:41 AM
the interview was yesterday . can SOMEONE tell us what happened?

04-12-2005, 05:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by qdarabont82:
_the interview was yesterday . can SOMEONE tell us what happened?_ <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well basically they sit down. One asks the questions and the other answers them...



04-12-2005, 09:44 PM
When do we get answers to all the questions?


04-13-2005, 02:37 AM
How long is a piece of string? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-13-2005, 12:57 PM
We could see the return of Gehn, he was trapped under the same concept as the brothers in a linking book which is a true age with no exits. Except it was a linking book with a false link to K'veer.I don't know how you would go about writeing a age to somewhere when the image is to K'veer unless it was an alternate K'veer that was made to look like the real one just without the books.

04-14-2005, 12:16 PM
I just have one question...if a tree shoots up out of the ground on an island an no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

04-14-2005, 12:17 PM
that was supposed to be "and" not "an", my mistake

04-14-2005, 03:44 PM
no, but if it wanted to be rescued it could think about chopping itself up to make a fire so that someone might see the light and come... but then... hmmm... no, that wouldn't work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif it'd just have to stay there i guess and quietly keep growing... trees just aren't all that attention seeking anyway, are they? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

04-14-2005, 04:04 PM
I'm not so sure about that, I had this Budlia(sp?) that grew up to my bedroom window and kept tapping on the glass, I think that it wanted to come in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-14-2005, 05:05 PM
I also want to know how Atrus could have used the metric system in Myst if that game is based in 1793 and the metric system came about in the late 1800's.

And here's another one: Does people constantly asking you Myst related questions ever drive you insane?

04-14-2005, 05:37 PM
Ask him this!

What's the square root of pi? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

What would you do for a Klondike Bar? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Who is Oscar Mayer and why do you want to be his weiner? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif


04-15-2005, 11:58 PM
What ages are going to be in myst V?
Other than Negilahn what other ex-URU ages are there that are at any stage past concept that won't be in Myst V?

04-16-2005, 10:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zack88:
When do we get answers to all the questions?

According to Katie, the Paris Community Manager is working on formatting the Q&A for publication, so I guess you'd have to write Ubi Paris for an exact estimate.

04-17-2005, 11:14 AM
Hey, I posted a little late, anyway this could still get to Rand------Will you be playing atrus in myst v, and if you do, will it really be you, or an animated, like uru. Also, do you every sing autographs, and if you do, were?


04-17-2005, 08:19 PM
Last night I had a dream that I spoke with Rand Miller. We talked about motion capture and a bunch of other things I can't remember. Does that count?

- Deg -

04-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Here are a few more questions (I hope I'm not to late):

1. In the book of Ti'ana (page 235 soft cover) Aitrus states that Ko'ah was written for his father when he became grand master of their guild, however it is stated in the book of D'ni (page 33 soft cover) that Ko'ah hat been handed down over 8 generations. I was wondering if you could tell me if there is a reason for this or is it just an error?

2. Was the Terahnee book that Atrus found a linking book or a descriptive book?

3. Where did the link stones in Uru come from and how were they made?

I would also like to thank Rand for all the enjoyment I have had playing MYST games and for playing Atrus in MYST IV even though he said after Exile that he wasn't going to, the game would have bean missing something huge without him.

04-20-2005, 09:17 PM
Probably way to late to ask this, but I wonder if Rand has ever considered making the Myst/Uru game engine moddable, so Myst fans could create their own ages.

04-22-2005, 05:06 AM
Any news on when the answers will be ready?

04-22-2005, 05:52 PM
Here ya go http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (http://www.gamesplanet.be/index.php?main=gp_article&info=gp_article&articleId=427&chk=5So507f20g)

04-22-2005, 10:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by the_fibber:
Any news on when the answers will be ready? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Last news I got was that the Paris Community Manager was in charge of getting the thing ready for publication. I'll see if I can track someone down to track them down to get it finished for you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

04-23-2005, 05:43 AM
Here you can find the interview from Paris, it's in english and very interessting -&gt; http://www.mystworlds.com/de/archives.php?mois=4&annee=2005#10717

Enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



04-23-2005, 07:57 AM
I think somebody at Ubi must have made a mistake, the interview does not use the questions fans asked and it is the same one that could be found at gamesplanet before the publication at the German Mystworlds site, namely here (http://www.gamesplanet.be/index.php?main=gp_article&info=gp_article&articleId=427&chk=5So507f20g). I wonder why German fans are being told this would be the interview, its clearly a mass product for the press.

04-23-2005, 11:56 AM
Though Myst Revelation was very beautiful, in my experience it was too much of a departure from the original Myst. I deeply hope the final Myst V will return to the atmosphere and gameplay style of the original Myst. The mystery, the freedom from timed, eye-hand coordination tasks, the languid puzzle solving, the haunting emptiness, and the music by the original composer...delicious. After all, it was that first game that won the thousands of devoted fans. Thank you.

04-23-2005, 01:09 PM
Well I can tell you right now the music won't be written by Robyn... he hasn't been at Cyan (save for some occasional visits just to see his brothers) since Riven wrapped up.

04-25-2005, 03:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ireenquench:
I think somebody at Ubi must have made a mistake, the interview does not use the questions fans asked and it is the same one that could be found at gamesplanet before the publication at the German Mystworlds site, namely http://www.gamesplanet.be/index.php?main=gp_article&info=gp_article&articleId=427&chk=5So507f20g. I wonder why German fans are being told this would be _the_ interview, its clearly a mass product for the press. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hope we will get another interview with the real answered questions we send to him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



04-25-2005, 04:10 AM
Maybe there are just not enough of us here interested to warrant them bothering with us?... kind of reminds me of the whole Uru prologue thing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

04-25-2005, 11:15 AM
I don't think that's the same interview we are talking about here. I'll go get clarification.

05-06-2005, 06:03 PM
Hi all,

sorry we dropped the ball on this- I sort of didn't take part in the first part. But I will see what I can find out about what happened to the questions (and where the answers are).

Thanks for your patience...

05-10-2005, 12:25 PM

Still in process- apologies, sometimes the wheels turn awfully slow here (but you knew that). We're coordinating with PR and the various different communities- French, German, etc. So it's taking a while. But it is still happening, and shouldn't take too much longer.

It's a big, world-wide community we have to think of... which can certainly have advantages- the group that made the Myst IV Revelation site was French, for example- but at times our need to coordinate can make things take a while. Apologies for that, and thanks for your patience.

05-11-2005, 08:15 AM
Thanks, Randomos - your efforts are appreciated!

05-11-2005, 03:56 PM
*gives Ron a hug*

*and sends a second one to him on IM http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif*

05-19-2005, 05:23 PM
I've really enjoyed the Myst novels. I am just starting the 3rd one now. Are there plans to write any further on Myst in the novel format, with David Wingrove or not?

David in San Francisco.

05-23-2005, 06:51 AM
So... any news yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif It's been a looong time since the last update.

Hey, send me the notes and I'll... *cof*... publish them... here...

*looks about*

*snatches notes of Alahmnats desk and runs*

05-23-2005, 08:31 AM
What makes you think I have them?

05-24-2005, 02:55 AM
Because you're cunning, like a fox.

Only a wolf.


05-24-2005, 03:52 AM
Actually you got it right the first time (congrats, you win... something http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif), but I still don't have the notes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

05-24-2005, 02:14 PM
Oh, poops.


Ah well, better use my Splinter Cell training to break into Ubi France. Shame my wide girth might make it hard to squeeze through air vents!

(note to self, get some exercise)

06-09-2005, 08:19 AM
Are you guys still taking questions? Anyways, here's mine.

Riven was never carbonized to run natively in Mac OS X. This was never a big deal as it runs perfectly in Classic. However, with the recent announcement of intel-based macs, Apple has said Classic will be no more. As a mac user, will you consider carbonizing Riven, my favorite game of all time, so that it doesn't get lost in the cracks of time and become ancient history? I'd gladly pay $10 for a downloadable update.

06-09-2005, 12:36 PM
No we are not taking any more questions... they were all asked when Rand was in Paris.

We will be posting some of the answers next week! Stay tuned!!


06-09-2005, 02:46 PM
I've got a question even though they are now closed and frankly it might not be for Rand, maybe someone out ther knows the answer or it has been covered in the past.

Could someone please tell me why the Chapters of 'Exile', 'Revelation', and 'End of Ages' use roman numerals to designate their chapters instead of the use of the D'ni symbology?

Thank you.


06-09-2005, 03:02 PM
Because 9 out of 10 people who are getting the games for the first time aren't going to know what "Myst KI: Exile" means http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

06-09-2005, 03:54 PM
Okay... Makes sense to me.


06-11-2005, 07:56 PM
I think they should've used D'ni numbers when & since Riven came out. People don't know it? That's the intrigue. |)_| It would've made people think, "What is that?" The imagery is the selling point. The numerical system would've added further intrigue.

Ahhh, marketing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

07-04-2005, 06:22 AM
Well, it's nearly a month since Khatie updated us...



... I almost feel rude for asking, but what happened? Did someone ask something personal? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

07-04-2005, 06:34 AM
If you go to MystWorlds site (http://www.mystworlds.com) you can see some of the interviews and questions.

07-04-2005, 09:45 AM
I just noticed that, thanks.

First question's a bit strange, second I've downloaded. Would be cool to have transcripts.

07-13-2005, 06:04 AM
is it true you can visit myst again in myst5?

07-14-2005, 02:35 AM
Yes, it is.

In case you didn't notice the interview took place well over a month ago. We don't have access to a time machine

07-14-2005, 03:39 AM
Speak for yourself.

See you next yesterday!

*pulls lever and disappears*