What I'm saying is that Myst, or any other such game, is prerecorded in our universe. Things can be both prerecorded and interactive in real life.realXCV wrote: Myst is prerecorded if you look at it as a game. But from an in-game perspective, there's no prerecording at all (when dealing with characters). When Atrus asks you for the white page, OOC it loops until you click on his hand with the page. IC, he waits for the page because he's there. Not an hologram.
Now think of Yeesha's hologram as something like one of these games, in the Uru universe. Perhaps it too can be made to be prerecorded and interactive in that universe.
The various techniques that things like Myst use in our universe to somewhat realistically simulate such things (like looping the video to make it appear like Atrus is waiting there until you give him the page) in our universe, could be used by Yeesha when she makes her hologram in the Uru universe.
But there's always the possibility that an explorer could be too slow (hesitating, confused, injured, whatever - tons of IC possibilities), and wouldn't it be better for Yeesha to not frustrate these people if she could? It would be a little bit of convenience for them, like the back and forward arrows in web browsers (people using the internet don't need it, and many might not have to use them, but they're put there to convenience those who might find it easier with them). This would also make sure that other people couldn't just come in after the explorer links and (accidentally or on purpose) skip the whole journey IC.If a player is too slow or hesitant, he just has to restart it. Have you ever watched the whole recording without using the book? There's plenty of time for the player to touch the book.