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  1. Will collapsing a mined out sandstone tile produce sandstone or rock? 50 hits per vein is going to be a severe limitation unless a very high fraction of tiles are seeded with sandstone.
  2. The marble does look decidedly rough hewn. Marble looks best with a smooth, polished surface that shows off the faint swirls and veins of impurities. I prefer the current marble bridge texture to these rough blocks
  3. What raw material is used for the sandtone wall type? made from sand somehow? new quarryable resource? The red brick looks especially good btw.
  4. Good work on diversifying the wall, fence, and pavement types. Would it be pretty please possible to do something nice with the existing thatch roofing type too?
  5. fwiw the problem has cleared up is still happening for me sporadically on Release
  6. I have had the same problems on Release today. Waiting minutes for for doors to open, menus not populating, very long login times, etc. According to my network monitor latency between my PC and the wurm server is 180ms which is far from ideal but indicates that the packets are getting through. No other web sites are performing poorly for me.
  7. FYI, eclipses of Sol by Jackal recurr regularly every 80 days. As someone who spent an embarassing number of hours studying the motions of the moons I would like their encounters to have some mild consequences. But most people don't much care and would rather not be bothered by the moons
  8. Sounds good, although the number of items bought would be limited by player inventory (and strength for heavy objects). Unless the purchased items could be directed somehow into a specified container. Cheap cross server mail has rendered merchants largely irrelevant; bulk sales may be a way to revitalize them.
  9. +1 for a rustic look
  10. heh, typical Dallas storm
  11. The next grand conjunction promises to be the best ever with the moons clustering very tightly in the Western sky before sunrise. It is 00:00:00 on day of the Wurm in week 1 of the starfall of Silence in the year of 1066. 00:52 Seris rises in the WNW 01:01 Valrei rises in the NW 01:47 Jackal rises in the WNW 04:50 Sol rises in the NW 09:35 The conjunction of Jackal and Valrei attains minimum separation of 7.8 degrees 13:21 The conjunction of Jackal and Seris attains minimum separation of 1.4 degrees 16:00 The conjunction of Jackal and Sol ends 16:17 Valrei sets in the SW 16:56 Seris sets in the SW 17:11 Jackal sets in the WSW 19:11 Sol sets in the SW
  12. By chance, has your elevation changed? Are you high up on a hill now and previously at sea level? Today's sunset was measured at sea level at time: "It is 19:12:04 on Luck day in week 1 of the starfall of Omens in the year of 1063". I have been using a value of 19:10 for sunset time in my astronomical calculations for the last six months or so. This is the time at which the center of Sol crosses the horizon which is a little harder to determine accurately than the time at which the lower edge of Sol first touches the horizon so a difference of two Wurm minutes (15 terrestrial seconds) is within the expected measurement error. My original value of 19:10 was taken on "Wrath day in week 2 of the Snake's starfall in the year of 1061". Terrestrial time stamps (like the leftmost time in your Event logs) are of limited use for Wurm astronomy; use the game time instead. Given this event line: [13:28:56] It is 12:18:33 on Luck day in week 1 of the starfall of Omens in the year of 1063. The game time 12:18:33 is what you need to focus on. Wurm time runs 8x faster than terrestrial time but it stops for maintenance events whereas terrestrial time never does. Also that leftmost timestamp is your local time in your timezone which may be subject to Daylight Savings time adjustment depending upon where you live. You will find that Sol rise and Set times occur at the same game time always. Unless you don't, in which case I want to know about it.
  13. My investigation of the original orbit of Haven has gone as far as it can with the screen shots in my possession. You can read about it here.
  14. My first opportunity to view the conjunction was two whole Wurm days after it looked its best. This is the best picture I was able to get.
  15. When I looked an hour ago Valrei was showing a sliver above the horizon. The next two or three Wurm nights will afford much better viewing since Valrei will be completely above the horizon. Please take screen shots and share them; I have to be at work so will be unable to do so myself.