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    Found this picture in the Myst V gallery at Mystworlds.com...




    Intriguing!

    Looks like the linking panel doesn't actually lead to the Nexus, however.

    Todelmer, perhaps?

    (The pedestal which the book sits upon is the same as the Nexus book pedestals that appear frequently throughout D'ni in Uru.)
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    All the new screenshots can be found here: http://www.3dgamers.com/screenshots/games/myst5/

    From what I have read on the Obsession forum, there is no Nexus, only this linking book on a nexus pedestal.
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    Well ReverendVader - I guess we Uru people aleady know how the darn thing works!

    I always really liked the design of those podiums.

    Spoiler - just guessing here, no advanced knowledge. Can you say "within age" linking?
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    Interesting... this implies that we might have a KI in Myst V, doesn't it?
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    I'm not sure what to think, it's only a screenshot of a pedestal...
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    Well, my point was that the pedestal in the screen shot has a KI reader receptacle like all the Nexus stations in Uru. This suggests we'll have something for it to read.
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    Originally posted by Mowog:
    Well, my point was that the pedestal in the screen shot has a KI reader receptacle like all the Nexus stations in Uru. This suggests we'll have something for it to read.
    I wish! We know we're going to visit the eder tomahn in the Great Shaft, and we did see an inactive KI dispenser there in Uru, as well as an empty Nexus pedestal. It would be nice to think that Yeesha activated the dispenser and put a Book on the pedestal. But, I don't think it's going to happen, since we also know that the player journal will be used for taking pictures. That wouldn't make sense if we're going to have a KI.
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    But, I don't think it's going to happen, since we also know that the player journal will be used for taking pictures. That wouldn't make sense if we're going to have a KI.
    You may be right. On the other hand, if there's a revised KI in Myst V that incorporates a journal function, we might still get a KI... It already has a camera, after all.
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    Since the Book on the pedestal is Direbo, we wouldn't need a KI in any case. You only need the Nexus/KI system to link between locations in the Cavern by going through an intermediate Age. If you're going to a different Age, why would you need to register it in your KI and go through the Nexus?

    While a KI would be fun for us Uru players, it would add complexity and require many explanations for those who haven't played Uru. I really can't see Cyan doing this, since they must be hoping for vastly greater sales than Uru had, meaning that most M5 players will not have played Uru.

    But, I guess we can still dream about being able to get the coordinates for all the new locations we'll be visiting in the Cavern.
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    I've heard (I think it was a Rand Interview) that instead of a "save game" feature, the game position will be saved each time a picture is taken. What better way to take a picture than with a K-I?
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