In Myst IV, what determines your spirit guide? I'm on my second play-through and I got Water again so I was wondering how it can be changed? Just to be clear -- I know what to do after you get your spirit guide and what the spirit guide affects, but I want to find out what choices in the game lead to the protectors giving you a certain spirit guide.
I found this explanation on the ubi forums:
I unfortunately can't find any other details.
The spirit guide will be based on the following:
So you can act according to whichever spirit guide you want.
I didn't find much saved games yet. I found one here: http://www.mystcommunity.com/board/index.php?showtopic=36560&hl=
Anyway, see if you can restore one of your earlier games. It might not be that much time consuming as once you have already finished the game.
If you burn through the game as swift as a blaze, a Fire spirit lives within
If your feet beneath glide along and kick up a breeze, a Wind spirit lives within
If instead, you enjoy the game, stop to rest or view or enjoy, a Water spirit lives within
Honestly, it's the three different styles of play
Fires of Gryffindor [DPS] - You want to get through as quickly as possible. You aren't concerned about the beauty of the worlds or backstory or exploration. You're probably using a Guide Book to tear through
Winds of Ravenclaw [TANK] - You may have watched some of the Amulet Memories, but probably not many. You haven't quite stopped to smell the flowers or appreciate the sounds of the creatures of Serenia. Swift of mind, the puzzles took you no time. A bit of a challenge, but somewhat like chess to checkers.
Waters of Hufflepuff [HEALER] - Time and Tide, slow abide. A true Gamer seeks every corner, destroys every bit of crockery, and enjoys every tidbit a beautifully crafted game world can envision. To those of Water, every sense abounds with delight as the birds come alive, textures are felt, and for a time at least, you Live in the Waters of Serenia, the Winds of Spire, and the Fireswamps of Haven.
Forgive me, I'm tired and I get a touch poetic. I do hope someone reads this and replies. I love Myst and wish I could be part of the community.