Enki

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  1. I could take the time to write out a long detailed reply to this detailing what was wrong, and why I did what I did, but after reading a bunch of messages in email and forum and this OP and the above comments it feels to me like the majority of people who care about this situation understand what the problem is and what I was getting at. At least I do hope that is the case.
  2. milk

    Oh, I am not lactose intolerant or anything, it's just how I am after milking who knows how many cows and goats and whatever those other things are. Though scientifically most humans are designed to intake milk only a few weeks to a few months of their life, then the body changes and milk is actually very hard on the body. There is a small like 2% to 6% population of the world able to truly digest milk their entire lives and that has its own convoluted story related to prehistory. But give me Ice Cream or give me Pizza!!!! That is how I like my milk served!
  3. milk

    I appreciate the generous offer and as someone who has lived a rough farm life with cows, goats, etc. I can tell you with absolute conviction that I take my milk in Ice Cream form! Medicinally of course!!!! Granted I am not giving up cheese for anything either! /Enki
  4. "if its in the game and it is not patched you should not get into trouble for doing it. that simple" "how is doing what is in the game a bannable offence its the game at fault not me" So you think that just because you can do something you should be allowed to.... Well, let's give this some perspective and see just how sound an argument that really is shall we! I could go drinking and driving! I could go jump off a cliff! I could check the blades of my mowers while they are running! I could look directly at the sun! I could go drink milk! I could go lick a frozen metal pole! I could go rob a bank! I could go build bombs! I could go play with a wild skunk! Any of this getting through? No!! Well, let me elaborate.... Life is a sandbox too! All of these things above I can do because the mechanics of life allow it! This does not in any way mean that I should do these things. Every single one of these sandbox actions have consequences socially and or legally! After all, the police do tend to get uppity if you rob a bank! I can just see trying those above quotes on a police officer. Wurm Online is also a sandbox with a massive amount of mechanical freedom, but just as in life there are expectations to how you should behave. We have discussed social behavior many times in a lot of threads in GM Hall, and Rolf himself once said that just because you can do something in Wurm, does not mean you necessarily should. It is impossible to have a true sandbox without some guidelines to allow our society to function. For the most part these guidelines are called the rules, and the sad truth is that the Game Masters of Wurm Online are the police in Wurm Online. One of our functions is to hold you to certain expectations and not allow anarchy as it only sews fear and anger. It has not been that long ago that we banned a number of people for rather malicious activities involving our PVP community. Their actions have prompted us to label them Toxic Players and we removed them from the game for their Extreme Disruptive Behavior. I am surprised to see someone following in the footsteps of those we have removed already. I refer to the incident reported here in these forums. Keep in mind that we recently removed a couple of people from the game for this very activity. Chaos is a chaotic ecosystem. It has been a very enjoyable experience in the past, but it has a major problem with its situation on the Freedom Cluster. That problem is thievery. Nothing is safe in a PVP environment, so it is a bit surprising to say that theft is a problem, so let me explain. Are you okay with someone entering your town, acting like your villager, and then robbing you blind only to leave to another country where you have no chance of getting revenge or possibly your stolen items back? If you said yes, then your brain is not firing on all cylinders and you should take it in to the shop for a tune up. We expect there to be raiding and looting and killing and slaughtering and pillaging and banter and all that goes with PVP, but infiltrating a PVP village for the purpose of looting it is not acceptable. This is NOT PVP! PVP is raiding a village like a... raider.. or a pirate... or an enemy. Becoming a villager under any pretense to gain the trust of a village and then abusing the permissions they have given you to steal from them or cause harm to them is not in any sense a PVP action! It is an utterly reprehensible action that we do not accept as an expected behavior! Thank you for reading these words of wisdom, poetic they may not be. In best regards, Enki (Head Game Master) your ego-maniacal chief of rule enforcement for the worlds of Wurm Online.
  5. The Full PVP Ban of 06/16/2017 is now concluded. The Developers have diagnosed the situation and corrected the lost locks issue that occurred on underground structures and fences. Note that any new constructions with locks placed within the time period of this issue will require permissions checked and or reset. Please do this at once to secure your underground locations.
  6. Effective until further notice there is a Full PVP Ban in effect. As of the recent update all in cave structure and fence locks have vanished. The developers are researching the cause of this anomaly and until they have it resolved a Full PVP Ban is in effect for all servers until further notice. http://forum.wurmonline.com/index.php?/topic/137025-pvpraid-ban-directives/ *Recommendation - Replace your lost locks even while this situation is under investigation. **Anyone caught taking items they would not have been able to before without needing to bash or lock pick their way in will be punished severely while this directive is active. We thank you for your understanding and patience. Enki (Head Game Master)
  7. @Jakerivers ... No. @ madnezz ... Do not twist my words... though to be fair in trying not to divulge anything to sensitive I may have been a little 'too' cryptic about matters you clearly do not have direct knowledge of.
  8. I would like to clarify an item of interest in this rather heated exchange. A couple of people in this thread are intentionally misinterpreting an issue recently handed down in this area. To clarify for the public, one player was planting oak trees in rows over an extended distance which ended up infringing on areas near other players in the area. Some tried to work on their area the way they wanted it only to have their work continually removed and re-oaked. In order to alleviate the problem I stepped in and asked the player about their oak tree project and then asked them to limit it to 20 tiles from their deed area. It was a large scale project affecting residents of the deed. It was a cause of grief and while we dislike it, we hoped it would help him get along better with his neighbors. It was a ruling we would impose on any large scale project in similar circumstances or grief, but it does not mean you cannot modify terrain that is free and clear away from deeds. Now then, it seems fairly clear that the matter on Deliverance is only degenerating and since I have an 'understanding' about how to handle these impasses, perhaps it is time for more "permanent" measures to be taken against the 'problem'. /Enki (Head Game Master)
  9. I earnestly requested a chance. I won't use any secondary software in the future,    Please reduce my skills and attributes, or punish me in another way. I've realized the mistake, please let me return to the game, thank you

    Game characters called :loglamb

  10. how long Re-opened my account? 

  11. Disruptive Player Behavior A situation had recently arisen that required the enforcement of the Disruptive Player rule regarding the home servers of Serenity and Desertion on the Epic cluster. As moderators we strive to do our best to balance the rules in cooperation with the mechanics that are provided. As stated by Rolf in the Disruptive Player regulations the mechanics are not always able to cover all possible scenarios that can arise, and that is where the rules come in.Whether you believe in fair play, or you enjoy playing a more rebellious role, the rules apply to everyone equally. We must take action for or against you based on the facts of the case regardless of your position or situation. Unfortunately, people who decide to abuse the system sometimes prefer to be less than truthful in the matter and twist the facts or out right lie to us and the community in a vain attempt to avoid penalties.In the recent Disruptive Player situation the facts are that the avatars used to attack the same kingdom were shared so much that identifying the involved led to requiring a sweep of bans. Of course, we as moderators recognize the sad truth that an innocent can get caught by such a sweep, but it is our official stance that you are responsible for any avatar sharing and you can easily catch warnings or complete bans for actions taken by others that you have shared your avatars with.It is not our place to tell you who and who not you may be friends with, but if you run with nefarious individuals, chances are they will not have your best interests in mind.A deliberate effort to lie to our team by at least some involved including the mass harassment of our team has caused us to throw out any appeal of the decision for the recent 60 day bans. Once you or one of your group begin attempting to deceive us then any appeal becomes forfeit and we may increase any penalties given and any further communication on the matter will be ignored or completely removed. Until such time as we can scoop out your brain and mail it off for testing, our judgments will remain based on the facts that we have. Item security.Recently we have encountered a case of a person having their horses killed because they had their wagon permissions set incorrectly. Please be diligent in your security measures. Wurm Online is an open world and as such there will probably always be some people who do not have your best interests at heart when they are passing through your deeds. Being neighborly! From time to time we end up looking into area disputes on the Freedom cluster. The disputes range from highway changes, new roads, canals, tree cutting, etc. This is partially why we have the “Play Nice or we will rip your heart out” rule, as it allows us to mediate any serious issues, but at the base of all of them is usually a lack of communication. While we respect your privilege to do work within a certain range of your deeded areas, we expect for you to cooperate and communicate with your nearby neighbors as best as possible so that you can adjust or adapt to their plans and needs, and they vice versa. Even if it takes you awhile to get into contact with your neighbors, you should always be neighborly and give them a heads up to any projects you are working on that may affect their time and enjoyment. Projects such as road changes, terrain changes, fences, etc. Anything that will affect land near them or access near them should be discussed. Not only does such communication make the social environment much better, it will improve interaction and teamwork on large projects, but most importantly it will avoid creating a situation that needs a moderator to get involved in. Please keep these tips in mind when you are working near others on the Freedom Cluster. We hate having to ban people just because they are being jerks…. Oh wait… well… at least you would likely not enjoy being considered a disruptive jerk and getting banned, because trust me, we do enjoy banning disruptive jerks! Thank you, Enki (Head Game Master)
  12. Most items with a "Load" option cannot be properly secured off deed at this time even if you properly set the options. Do not abuse this situation while the developers correct the issue. Thank you, Wurm Online Team
  13. With the introduction of new housing, fences and gates, we need to remind you that you cannot reuse an old lock from a door or gate. If you are rebuilding a door or gate, please prepare ahead of time to have a fresh lock ready to replace the old lock. Thank you, Wurm Online Team
  14. Updated Forum rules penalty section
  15. There is a known bug involving artifacts that can be equipped on the body. This bug causes the artifacts to improperly remain connected to avatars that log out yet show visible on the ground with no way to interact with them. As the artifacts are intended to drop when the avatar leaves the world this creates an exploitable situation. Until this bug is rectified do not attempt to abuse it or you will be banned. Thank you, Team Wurm Online