Hey, all... I just started the single player version of Uru last week, and am looking forward to the online experience... although the whole experience of interacting with other player characters is new to me. I have bought each Myst incarnation the day they became available. I played Myst (the original) on a Macintosh Plus with a whopping 1 MB RAM and a 9-inch greyscale monitor. After years of playing text-based games (Zork series), Myst was this brand-new phenomenon. Robyn and Rand Miller were geniuses. I finished the game in about a week's time over Christmas break between semesters in grad. school. All of us "Mysties" felt as though we were part of something great. We felt like we were part of an extended family (the Millers and other creators of the Myst worlds). Admittedly, when control over the Myst storyline was given to Ubisoft, I feared it would lose that certain quality. Uru has restored my faith in the story of Atrus and the linking books.
So... I'd love to read some other stories of your Myst adventures!
"Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows him?"
-Obi-wan Kenobi, Star Wars