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  1. Elentari is a monster Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a good Easter break, I know I did! We're still in the follow up phase to our latest update, addressing a few bugs that have arisen as well as the usual post-live tweaks, but that doesn't mean we haven't been hard at work, but first... Patch Notes Reinforcing in style Reinforced walls are quite boring, and with the introduction of new house walls, our devs got to thinking.... Coming soon to a cave near you, we'll be introducing stylish reinforcements! These will be created with improved reinforcement beams and really decorate your cave! We're also looking at cave floors as well, but no confirmation on that yet. CA Help Merging following some back end changes for us, we'll be merging CA help across all freedom servers next update. once it's done we'll monitor it over the next week or so to ensure that it still flows smoothly and will be able to revert it if it proves to be too chaotic. With this done we'll also begin looking at options for addressing CA help on Epic servers, and will be working towards a resolution that improves new player experiences on Epic servers while still meeting our conduct requirements. WU beta We're still in the process of ironing out some bugs appearing within the new housing update, and once theyre done we'll have a beta up for WU, we expect that to be available within the week, with the live version following shortly after Gloomshade revamp Excited to play with the new walls, Enki and I had our turn updating the starter deeds, and this time it was Gloomshades turn! The HotS Elevation starter deed has been given a bit of a revamp, and I'm totally biased) Community Content This weeks community content I found while looking through the huge collection of WU screenshots, and it has to be the most amazing wagon design I've ever seen. I don't know what server it's from, but if it's yours, let me know so I can update this! Future PMK's, take note! That's it for this weekend, I hope you all have a good weekend, and as always, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team
  2. And we're live with the new housing update! I know everyone's busy hunting sandstone and making bricks (red brick for me!) so this week will be a short recap before the Easter long weekend, but first... Patch Notes Housing update Naturally the big part of this update is the huge expansion to house types, and I'm excited to see just what you all come up with now, I know that there are other desired wall types and fences and we'll keep this in mind as we move forward. We're always expanding and addressing limitations as we meet them and this is no different. We will undoubtedly continue to provide more options as time goes on, just plenty else to work on as well while we do. Easter We're nearing the eve of the anniversary of the horrific bunny massacre of 2016, and I'd like to take the moment to wish you all a happy and safe Easter, don't party too hard on the chocolate eggs! Hot Cross buns! We've also released a new recipe for hot cross buns to celebrate Easter! Hot cross buns are my favourite part about Easter, and I think it's pretty cool to see some more holiday themed recipes come in, we may just do more later... WU Beta With the launch of the housing update, we'll begin looking at a WU beta to come out in the next week or two with the update, there's a few changes to things that may need some modders to check in the beta but it shouldn't last long before going live. Community Contest winner! There were quite a few good entries, and it came close to some (Who doesnt love Star Wars references?) but the winner of this contest is MacOofer with the following: To claim your prize, shoot me a PM MacOofer! The amount of people who took the time to add their ideas was awesome, will definitely have to repeat this in the future! There's a lot more already being worked on, and I'm keen to begin sharing it with you all in preparation for its launch, but that may be a few weeks away still. I'll be back next week with more news and showing off just what we've been up to on our side, but until then week, keep on Wurming! Happy Easter, Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  3. Milosanx on a rare trip down to water level Hey everyone! This week saw the changes to conversion come live, and the positive feedback has been noticed! We're working on a few things and will have more to share as they flesh out, but one thing is coming to the test server this weekend! but first... Patch Notes The Cowtapult! Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have already seen this, but we've been hard at work improving siege weapon mechanics, and first up is the catapult and trebuchet! Catapults and trebuchets should damage creatures, houses, fences, bridges and items that the projectile hits Clarification: It will hit ALL walls if it hits multiple. It will only hit one non wall item on the tile it lands on The new mechanics for them operate similarly to how they currently work, with focus on improving how the physics calculations are performed and remove those weird cases where they don't hit anything. We'll be setting up some testing scenarios such as house on a tall dirt wall and such over the weekend for you to check out, but we'd also like to know what scenarios you want to check out, so feel free to share ideas that you'd like us to setup for you to test. Our priority is getting all of them tested with different projectiles, distances and skill levels in PvP and PvE Scenarios both on and off deed to ensure they're balanced when they go live, so stay tuned for the test thread opening some time this weekend Variety is the spice of life Not one to rest on their laurels, the devs have been working hard on a long desired addition to the building, new house walls! This is a huge addition, with six new building types: Rendered wall Marble wall Pottery brick wall Round brick wall Sandstone brick wall Slate brick wall Pottery and sandstone Round stone and Rendered Marble and Slate That's not all though, there's new fence types to match the housing types, as well as a few additions and changes the paving! there will be a few new paving types, as well as a few changes to existing ones: Round cobble will use a new item round stone (same as round brick housing) Rough cobble will use Colossus bricks Slate slabs will be created by a chisel on combined slate shards like other slabs and some new pavement types you'll have to wait and see! The basics are up (without graphics) for internal testing, we'll have more info on the new types and a full list in next weeks news, this was far too exciting not to share though! Community Content This weeks community content is about a lost horse! Poor Rageed traveled off on his own one fateful night, and sparked fear for his safety in the heart of Ayuna, who cared for him. Luckily though, he was recovered safe and sound! Have you had a favourite pet? That's it from us this week, I'll see some of you on test, but until then, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  4. Foggy Docks Hi Everyone, A huge week for WU, with 1.3 finally landing, and what an impact! I've seen fantastic meals, pink bee hives, and cows no taller than your knee (the mods some people think of!) We've got a bit to cover though, so here goes! But first... Patch notes Deliverance maintenance On the 11th of march at 1400 server time we'll be taking down deliverance for some extended maintenance to address the hanging issues that have occurred recently. This will be a slightly longer maintenance, at around 2-3 hours, so if you want to play, maybe it's time to take a holiday to Exodus, or Release! 1.3 in WU and sale Wurm Unlimited has been abuzz this week with 1.3 finally landing, it's taken a while but WU is now filled with al lthe awesome content we've had for a few months. If you're looking to get in on the action, it's currently on sale at 33% off! We'll also be looking at more WU specific subforums over the coming weeks, for WU specific suggestions, and bettert bug reporting too, so keep eyes peeled. More animations Today also sees more animations come to the game, with the following being introduced: Groom Pull Throw (combat and snowballs) Take Drop These will continue to create that more immersive feel when playing and we'll continue to look at animations that increase that as we go on. Hell horse and horse gear This update also saw the hell horse colours, as well as hell horse equipment and bridles (bridles are awaiting a client update due out shortly!) The hell horse colours are incredibly awesome, and I have to say, this one is definitely my favourite, but which is it? dun dun dun.... Esert makeover As many of you know, we ran the Esert starter deed makeover competition this week, and a clear winner by a mile was the redesign! I'm keen to see this design come to life, so congratulations to Joelle and crew. You'll have to keep your eyes peeled on the area! Community content So this weeks community content is a little different. With 1.3 out in WU youtube streamer Weem is back, and this time he brought friends! Weem did a fantastic series of WU on the Mythmoor server and starting tomorrow he's launching his new series - called Follywood - on the otherlands server. I can't wait to see it, and in the mean time, I strongly suggest checking out his previous series here: That's it from me this week, I hope you all have an awesome weeekend cooking and crafting, and as always, keep on Wurming! - Retrograde & the Wurm team
  5. Patch Notes 2015-10-23 Game ClientSettings should now be saved correctly.The "Cancel Refresh" button will now be enabled on start.The Quit keybind will now unbind itself if bound to the F12 key.The Quit keybind will no longer default to the F12 key, uses F11 instead.Screenshot binding now defaults to F12. ServerMissions should no longer be generated with the objective of slaying 0 creatures.Logs will now be created in the current server folder, for instance in Creative/Logs.Removed some logging that is no longer used.You can now change which steam query port to use, enabling multiple server instances on the same machine.NPCs should no longer stay in local chat when they die or are too far away.You should no longer start with the hatchet and carving knife equipped.Kilns should now be movable.Amphorae are now turn-able.
  6. Lava Fiend by Yldrania Hi everyone! Another week down as we move through February, and we continue with some awesome art updates! But first... Patch Notes Hella Stylish Long awaited updates to hell horses and showing off your gear are on their way! With saroman hard at work, studying under Xzibit , he's gotten the best info on just how to bling out a hell horse! Translation: Saddles and barding will soon be visible! Leather Barding Chain barding Gold chain barding Cloth Barding That's not all though, can you play spot the difference? Tutorial sprucing up As you all know a major overhaul of Golden Valley and the tutorial is in the works, but for the short term we've adjusted a few parts of the tutorial deed, Gateways. Adjusting the flow to make the tutorial a little more obvious, as well as a few building additions. We'll continue to look at what we can tweak in the upcoming days and weeks to make sure the current one is as effective as possible until the new one is ready for testing and release Esert makeover We've had one entry for the Esert makeover, but that just makes things easy! We'll put up the entry in the Esert thread for you all to review, and choose whether to go with the new one or keep the old, expect to see that this weekend! Community Content - Masterchef Wurm style! This week's community content is a little special, because it's the competition to have YOUR recipe wind up in game! Submit your favourite dish, or the meal you loved as a kid, and you could be able to make it in Wurm Unlimted and Wurm Online! We'll be opicking 10 winners from this, and then open up voting to you all to choose the top three! The top three will get their names on the dish in both the Wurm Unlimited and Wurm Online release! Full details here: That's it from me this week, I hope you all have an awesome weekend, and as always, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  7. Foggy eclipse, by Nordlys Hi everyone! Another week down, and we move even closer to 1.3 coming live to WU! There's still lots coming to WO though, and I'm excited to share it, but first... patch notes Just to clarify, the base boat speed without wind hierarchy is still: Knarr Caravel Corbita Cog All that has changed is that minimum speeds for the slower boats has been tweaked upwards. This cave entrance ain't big enough for the both of us, yet... Ever feel that one tile just isnt wide enough? Well soon you dont have to worry about that! Thanks to some very hard work, we'll be introducing two tile wide caves! A few things to note: Two tiles is the maximum The bottom slopes MUST BE EVEN before even opening the second one (no tricks of opening to auto flatten the bottom!) Mine doors cannot be used with this system. That's not all Another popular suggestion that's been floating around has been a little more bling to a specific mount... That's right, Coming soon unicorns will be able to be equipped with gold and silver shoes, bridles, saddles and receive the speed bonuses from them! Barding will not be able to be equipped, and the speed will be somewhere between a horse and a hell horse. WU Alpha The alpha testing for the 1.3 WU update is going smoothly with a few bugs reported to be addressed this weekend. We'll also be likely updating WU to the current patch that came out yesterday in the alpha. We're giving away some Steam keys for Wurm unlimited via Twitter and Facebook, so be sure to jump on and share your favourite Wurm tip to be in the running, we'll be giving away more over the coming week too! Community Content This weeks community content has had a fair few contenders, with some amazing shots and locations shared with me, but the one that's blown me away the most has to be the screenshot from @Kasumiof a foggy walnut forest on the unstable client. The atmosphere it sets just excites me and I can't wait until the unstable client is stable! Want to see your content in the weekly news? Shoot me a PM or post it on the forums and you just may wind up featured! That's it for this week, I for one will be trying to keep cool, and looking forward to riding my unicorn with sparkly shoes around! Until then though, Keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  8. Black Pearl, by Brocules Hi all, Coming straight off the back of an update with lots of cool new things, we're here with this weeks Valrei International, keeping you up to date with what's going on, so lets get into it! But first... Patch Notes Personal goals A few have noticed that their personal goals have changed, and have enquired as to whether this was intended or a bug so I'd like to go into the mechanics of it a little bit and break down what's happened. The way the personal goals work is they are generated from the list each restart, not saved to a database entry, so when new goals were added along with the 1.3 cooking update, the generation was altered. Unfortunately there's no way to rectify this without them changing again, so our plan is to wait until we have more achievements to add and will simply time it all together to minimise the impact of them changing (we'll also give warning!) PayPal issues Currently we have some ongoing issues with PayPal transactions, the issue appears to be on their side and they are currently investigating, we've manually processed the payments made over the past few days. UPDATE: The issue has now been resolved: New animations So with this update a whole bunch of new animations have come! With new fighting animations, as well as general actions, the aim is to improve visual feedback from the game, rather than relying heavily on the event window. More animations will be coming in the next few weeks too, so keep your eyes peeled! Cave testing We ran a short wide cave entrance testing period on Oracle yesterday, and I'd like to thank everyone who attended and checked them out, a few bugs were found and squished in good time, and we're thrilled we were able to release them today. This also raises the question about widening entrances on heritage sites, and after speaking with the GM team, we will be providing support for removing reinforcements on the entrances of heritage sites only. If you wish to widen a heritage site tunnel please log a support ticket and a GM will attend when available. New containers Today's patch saw two new containers come in, the storage unit and the Alchemists cupboard. The storage unit comes with 3 internal containers and is designed to store large capacity and unwieldy items such as saddles and fishing rods, they can hold a fair bit (about 1.5-2x a raft) and look pretty awesome if I may say so! The alchemists Cupboard can hold 10 different liquids, up to 2kgs per flask, and greatly slows decay on its contents. This adds a really nice look to a study in my opinion Community Content This weeks community content is from Brocules, who would like to celebrate the deed of Black Pearl turning 5, and you're all invited! The plans are as follows: I'll be aiming to attend too! (who can resist free booze?) so I hope to see you all there. That's it for this week, there's lots to play with in the latest update and I look forward to decking out my house in the new storage options. Until next time, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  9. Hi everyone! Another week down, and another edition of Valrei International! This week we cover a few things, but first, Patch notes! Leafless trees! A long desired change, felled trees now have a beautiful leafless model, meaning no more lost in a sea of tree models! The unstable client will automatically change from the falling tree animation to the static leafless version, but the stable client will require picking up and dropping the tree, or relogging. If you do encounter any bugs or crashes with the 4.0 client, be sure to list the current build number in your bug reports, which is 90ca651. Missed update notes We missed a few update notes in yesterdays update as they weren't bugs and they slipped through, here's the details: Cookbook searching This update included a change to the cookbook, with the ability to search by ingredients, cooker, container, and notes! This should allow you to ensure that you can always find the recipe you want. You can also mouse over the "Search by" field to find out just how many recipes you have, who has the highest? Larder changes The larder has also been tweaked, and should provide even more decay protection for things stored inside it, we'll be keeping an eye over them this coming Wurm winter, and will again be following all feedback about their effectiveness. Flowers and honey Flowers and enchanted grass were tweaked to provide bigger boosts to honey production during spring and summer, I know this one was asked by several so I'm sure many are happy to see it has come in. Esert update clarification A couple of questions this week about the Esert update contest, all submissions can be sent to me via PM or via email, and it will run until the 17th of Feb. The entries will then be voted upon by you in the Esert sub forum. There's no limitations in the design plans, but we may request changes if we feel they may cause too much lag or that it is missing some new player accommodations. Community Content This weeks community content is the first annual impalong ojn Mythmoor, a popular WU server! Impalongs are a long enjoyed tradition in WO and I really like seeing them come to WU as well, it starts today and runs all weekend. That's it for this week, I hope you all have a great weekend, and I'll see you next week with more news! Until then though, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  10. And what a week it has been! I know there have been a few changes that garnered some negative attention this past week, I'd like to thank those who voiced their concerns and feedback in a constructive manner, we will always do our best to work with players, and compromise where we can. While the majority of you all were respectful and obeyed the forum rules, there were a few who weren't. This always leads to accusations of censorship which aren't true. Developer and staff bashing have always been against the forum and game rules, being upset with any changes occurring does not change that. But anyways, on with the news... Patch Notes PvP update A large portion of the discussed changes went live yesterday, and after a few hiccups is operating smoothly, we hope to continue working with the PvP community to address key issues and improve play. Some of the changes were to damage reduction, and as such, here are the new systems just to clarify: PvP Damage reduction information Body Strength Formula, linear line is old, curve is new. (1-(0.15*ln(x*0.8-15))) Armour type DR And modifiers by attacking type. Armour also carries bonuses for material type: +10% for glimmer, +5% for addy, +10% for seryll rare is 103%, supreme is 106%, fantastic is 109% Rift Resources As also mentioned in this weeks patch, the rift resources can now be collected! While their current use is not yet in, they can be collected and stored, other methods of obtaining them may become apparent soon too... The Shrimpalong! This week has seen announcement of The Christmas Impalong! (or as zigozag phrased it, Shrimpalong). Shrimpiie has been preparing his deed for a community staple, and you'll have to check it out, I know I'll be there! That's it for this week, hopefully we'll have some solid plans for public testing of the cooking update in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
  11. Enki pays a visit Hi everyone! Christmas is almost upon us, and I've seen a few Christmas trees floating around already! This week we'll be looking at an in depth interview with Shrimpiie, our Shrimpalong coordinator, but first... Patch notes: Shrimpalong! The 2016 Christmas Impalong launches this weekend, and our reporter in the field spent some time with Shrimpiie, the organiser to ask a few hard hitting questions: the impalong runs from the 18th of December through to the 1st of January, so make sure you stop by, check it out, and make a seafood joke or two! Full details about amenities, events and services can be found here: Rarity and cookers We initially designed the cooking system to take the rarity of the cookers (forge, oven, campfire) into account when calculating what the affinity would be, this means the same meal cooked in a rare oven will give a different affinity vs one cooked in a normal oven. Some players raised how this can seem a bit backwards, given turning a normal oven rare or better would mean having to start the collection of affinities all over again, or getting rid of it. We'd like your feedback on this, as to whether you'd like to see rarity affect the affinity, and the system stay as it is, or remove the rarity affecting the outcome. This option would mean that all recipes currently tested using a rare+ cooker would be incorrect, and you would need to start again. In both cases, rarity would boost the timer length compared to a non rare cooker. Read through others opinions and vote in the forum poll here: Fountain pans Being removed in 4 days Fountain pans are due to expire just under four days from now, so please make sure that all contents are stored appropriately, when they expire the items will move into the next container they can fit in, if they cannot fit or go over the 100 item count, they will pop out onto the floor. Racks and racks! They're updating quicker than I can tease in the news! This week saw the release of the awesome amphorae and planter racks, some of the cooler storage options, as well as allowing the loading of full items and transferring them between containers that can fit them! I got so excited about this i blew up a building in anticipation of a new greenhouse! Community Content This weeks content is of course, the impalong! Some beautiful shots of the deed custom designed for the impalong, can't wait to see lots of corpses, i mean, players! That's it for this week, enjoy the weekend, and as always, Keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  12. Dockfronts on The Wurm Unlimited server, hyperborea by Boyar. Hi all! Another week has gone by, and we're nearing the end of the year, with the jingle bells in the distance, and some man in a red suit being spotted all over the place. We've got a bit of news as we work on refining the massive changes in 1.3, so lets get to it! but first... Patch Notes: Seedlings steps up! After months of tireless work as the assistant wiki manager, Seedlings will be taking over as the wikipedia manager from here on out, recognising her hard work and dedication. We'll continue to be updating the wiki to incorporate all the changes that came with 1.3, so if you'd like to lend a hand, or just obtain a wiki account for general updating, feel free to fill out the form below! Alternatively, you can always post information on our wiki maintenance section of the forums, or in #wurmpedia on IRC, our wiki assistants and editors are always happy to ensure that information gets updated as soon as possible. SotG changes This update also saw Shield of the Gone changed to start kicking in at level 7, with 6% DR, scaling up each level to the full 30% DR at level 11. This change hopefully takes some of the wait off with SotG as we move forward, but we will be looking at an entire meditation overhaul in the not too distant future, covering all paths to ensure that they are fairly balanced against each other. Securing Yesterdays patch notes including an option to "secure" plantable items. Currently the list given is not fully functional due to a bug, but the new ability will allow players to secure items that could not be planted before, meaning greater protection of these items. We'll also be adding a few bash options for existing items, allowing players to remove some things that they couldn't before, and ensuring there's a way to knock secured and planted items down too 70 damage to be able to pick up when off deed. WU beta With this weeks update out and most of the bugs squished, our next major focus is on Wurm Unlimited receiving the beta update, so rest assured the wait will soon be over! The recipe system teased will be coming with this, and we will have a special section of the Wurm unlimited forum for the creation and sharing of these player made recipes (I have also heard of at least one or two recipe generation tools being worked on). Community Content This weeks community content is going back to an older mentioned one, the Wurm community radio! The radio station is up and running at and they are looking for volunteer DJ's! If you like the idea of rambling to a captive audience of wurmians for up to an hour (who doesn't, I've seen you all on GL chat!) feel free to apply! That's it for this week though, we'll have more information about the WU beta over the coming week, and hopefully have a date by the end of it. Until then though, Keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  13. Hi everyone! Another busy week this week as we continue to address some concerns and issues with 1.3, as well as prepare for the big release in Wurm Unlimited, we're still ensuring the bugs are ironed out in WO before moving on to a beta, but expect to see it within the next few weeks! But first.. Patch Notes Recipes Keenan teased this a little bit in the WU forums but we'll have a look at it here anyways. Something that wasn't really mentioned in the WO update due to it being back end was how the recipe creating system works in the code. The exact code may be confusing for some so let me break it down a little: This represents a single recipe. Each recipe is a single file (JSON for those curious) that is stored in a recipe folder in the server folder structure. When your server starts up after a restart it checks the folder and adds any and all recipes listed in there. This means a system that is extremely flexible, and a simple restart allows you to add all the recipes you desire! Creating a recipe will be as simple as choosing what ingredients may go into it, the container and cooker used, the description and model, then sharing the file with other server admins! Wurm unlimited will be receiving a list of already known recipes to make the basic level of cooking accessible, along with the ability for server admins to customise and add their own recipes. Those who wish to write their own won't be totally in the dark, we'll be releasing a guide about how the recipe file system works and all the possible variables. I'm positive that someone will be eyeing it off, contemplating their own little tool to create recipes with ease too. Tasty! The one down side to finding out what each meal gives as an affinity is being too full to eat! To counter this we'll be adding a "taste" option in a future update, allowing players to taste a meal for a hint of the affinity they will receive, even more reason to get cooking now! The reduction in skillgain from HFC is also being looked at, and as soon as the issue is isolated it will be fixed. Nutrition changes Incase anyone missed it in the patch notes, we will be removing the CCFP wiping of Refresh, and allowing it to fill food/water/nutrition to 99, the payoff for this is the fact the CCFP bars will continue to go down without eating. We'll also be boosting nutrition values from medium+ meals served in their ideal temperatures (no one likes a hot salad). Rack 'em up! Beating me to the release is the awesome new wine barrel rack, and small barrel rack! These can hold up to 30 barrels of their corresponding type (incorrectly listed as 20 in the patch notes before I fixed them), meaning much better storage options and allows me to continue to hoard barrels like they're going out of style! Community Content This weeks community content is a little PvP related, with three new Chaos PMK's launching in the past month or so. They've been hard at work and have produced some amazing kingdom designs, I can't work out which kingdoms I like the most (though I'm open to donations!) Which one is your favourite? Pandemonium: The Crusaders: Dreadnought Dynasty: That's it for this week though! We'll continue to keep an eye on things as we work towards a Wurm Unlimited release, Until then though.. Keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  14. Hi Everyone! Well, we had our first rifts opening across all servers today (a little early, so I missed out too!) but the issues that we encountered have been corrected, and fixed. We have also got the unstable client running the new rendering engine, with plenty of feedback to sort through and improve on, I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to provide your feedback and information. But with that said, on with the news! Patch Notes Wurm Online Rift Tweaking The invasion system went live this week, with the rifts opening a little earlier than anticipated (or advised) and closing even earlier! We’ve looked into why they opened early and also closed after the first run, and that has been corrected in today's update. As a result of this, we’ve reset the timers for rifts, and they will open up over this weekend, with currently 2 days warning. We’ll be implementing countdown measures as well, to ensure that players have adequate time to prepare themselves for the fight! I know there were some reports of the Rift Beasts being taken down quite easily, but don’t forget they’re the baseline grunts for these rifts, with Ogres, jackals and mages packing an incredibly strong punch! Each rift creature killed has a roughly 5% chance of dropping loot (higher for the warmaster and champions). So participation is the key to getting loot, the more you kill, the greater your chances! We’ll continue to see how the rift system goes, and adjust how often it occurs, as well as loot and warning times as things go on. Starter deeds A little delayed, but I’ll be in contact with the winners of the starter deed makeover contests this week, and organise times with the GM team in order to provide resources and such, so expect to see the new deeds soon! Cave dwellings and PvP We’ve started work on the counters for cave dwellings within PvP servers, with the awesome new battering ram! The model for it is finished, and can be shown here: We’ll have more info on the functionality and mechanics in the next news hopefully. The optional path switch feature from Path of Insanity should also be live next week, pending some inhouse testing. Wurmpedia Assistants! As many of you have read, our Wurmpedia is now managed by Keenan, and his assistant Seedlings (with random capitalisations). We are now looking for Wurmpedia Assistants to help monitor the Wurmpedia and ensure that editor updates are correct and timely. It is a proper staff position so the requirements of over 30 days playtime and good standing with the community are important! To apply, follow this link: Steam update Wurm Unlimited will be updating with cave dwellings coming to beta on Monday at around 8am UTC-5, so plan accordingly! Shop update We will be performing some upgrades to our web store this coming Tuesday at 3am UTC, while we don't expect significant downtime we apologise for any inconvenience it causes. Community content We have two pieces this week, first off comes Evenings finds of amusing recruitment notices, wonder how many clothing optional villages we have The second is some fun with Rolf, a shot from his recent vacation has been slightly Wurmified, with a huge axe and helm. Perhaps he was simply researching combat? That's it for this week, we'll be checking out the new rifts opening on Sunday to ensure it all operates smoothly, until then, keep on wurming! Retrograde and the Wurm team.
  15. Fairyshine's Pink Palace (Party goats?) Hi Everyone! This week marks what will be most likely the final server update prior to the release of 1.3, (with the exception of a hotfix or two) as the dev team shifts focus on ensuring all features in 1.3 come out smoothly, so a few patch notes then on with the news! Herb gardens! Of course, cooking just isn't the same without all sorts of herbs and spices, and a long requested feature is the herb garden, so this week we'll be looking at those. The following is an excerpt by Pandalet, with information on spices (Thanks Pandalet for the hard work!) All herbs and spices may be found by foraging or botanizing. In addition, some may be planted in a pottery planter to create a harvest-able bush. Herb bushes planted in planters will die over time, although regular harvesting will make them last longer. Some potted herbs The following herbs are available: The following spices are available: As you can see, there's a lot more ingredients to play with, and brings a whole new area to gardening! All abuzz A few have been asking about domestic or wild hives, and commenting that they'd like to have domestic bees. This is possible, and will be a part of the 1.3 update, I'll sit down with Tich this week and get all the low down on the rumours buzzing around (okay okay I'll stop the puns). New Test Servers As previously mentioned, we'll be updating our test servers for this new system, so I'm pleased to announce the names of the test servers, Baphomet and Oracle! We're in the process of having them set up by our dev team, then will ensure everything runs smoothly before opening them to players for testing the cooking features and other parts of the 1.3 update! This weeks community content comes from a massive Wurm Unlimited project on KangaWU, with a network of bridges spanning a whopping 231 tiles, or 11% of the map! Why would anyone build such a massive bridge system? Unicorns of course! That's it for this week, I'll continue to work on bringing you all the sneak peeks and insight into what's coming with 1.3, and make sure you're as prepared with knowledge and excitement as possible! Until then though, keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  16. Winter cottage by Goldgretel Hi Everyone, A big week with Rolf announcing taking a step back, he'll still be a part of the team, kept in the loop with updates and occasionally helping out with some old mechanics, but for the most part will be focusing on non Wurm projects. I'm sure we're all sad to see him stepping down but be sure his input will still be a big part of Wurm updates to come. but now... Dev road-map! We also saw Buddas release of the developer road map, we're excited to be able to share with you what we have planned, and will go into further details as time goes on. Needless to say some of these projects will require some big changes in how the game currently functions, so we will be sure to work with you all on getting as much feedback as possible. Dev blog coming! The idea of a dev blog has also been a popular one, so we'll be looking at moving ahead with it! The dev blog won't be held to a strict schedule, and might take a bit to come out, but it'll focus on in depth detail on a specific mechanic or decision, from time to time giving insight into why certain choices were made, or how the mechanics behind things work. 1.3 update This weeks posts also saw another big bit of news, the cooking update! Wurm will be officially updating to version 1.3 with the new update, which is scheduled for around mid November! The exact date is still tentative, depending on bug testing, we'll be opening it up for you all to try out on our test server towards the end of October, so please jump on and try things when it's released. Community Question Community Content - Testing out With the new cooking update coming to the test server, we've decided the old bridges test map is a little outdated. And since Wurm unlimited, we've had all these exciting new maps come up, so I had a thought... The new test map will be a map that's been created for Wurm Unlimited! We've chosen the Orion map by Ausimus. Check out the map here: That's it for this week, with the update this week signifying the push into 1.3, in which a whole heap of changes will come (not just cooking!) We'll cover all of the changes the closer we get! Until then though, Keep on Wurming! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  17. Hi Everyone As we find ourselves in the middle of a development cycle, with long term works being planned, hammered, beaten into submission and tested, it can often be seen as pretty quiet on the news front. While there are big things coming, sharing them now would be hard to provide any realistic date of release, so this weeks news is a little light on actual content coming but is here to keep you informed of what is going on in and out of the game, I do look forward to being able to share some of these plans though, they have me really excited! On that note, lets get to it. Patch notes: Kingdom roster! A feature teased a while back is the kingdom roster, allowing pmk's to easily check who is in their kingdom, their last login, which villagethey belong to and if they're the mayor. The system also allows the awardng of titles and expelling of online players. We're looking at additional functionality but this may take some time to implement. Expect to see this go live within the next week! Patch Notes You may have noticed this week there's been a few changes to the patch note format. This is because I have taken over the task, and will be the one writing them up. I hope to improve just how much information we put into these notes, as well as ensure that they are easy to understand and clear. So you wanna be a Wiki Editor? After a brief discussion today, it has been raised that some players aren't aware that they too can have an account for the wiki! Players may request editor accounts, which are able to update and modify wiki pages, or basic user accounts, which allow adding to the "player" "user" and "settlement" pages, allowing them to write their own history and that of their deed! Everyone can apply, PvE players and PvPers alike, all we ask is no history of bans and be in good standing with over 30 days playtime. To sign up simply fill in this form here: LFM changes This week sadly sees Solmark stepping down from the Lead Forum Moderator position. Solmark has been a very deciated LFM and on behalf of all staff we thank him for his time in the position. Luckily this does not mean he is leaving the team, he will still be a Community Assistant on Release. We will be looking at replacing him within the next week or so. Social media competition Our Steam key giveaway has picked up... steam this week as it nears the final close date. If you want the chance to win one of five keys for Wurm Unlimited, make sure to sign up before the 14th! Competition can be found here: Advertising and Wurm There's been a few threads around regarding advertising and plans for marketing Wurm. I can confirm that we are in the early stages of improving that, and while it will take time, and will require several steps in order to truely pick up pace, but rest assured, big things are coming! Weekly Question This weeks screenshot is from Rixk, and is a rather unique shaped bridge. I must admit bridges are one of my favourite things in wurm, despite only building four, I absolutely love seeing what everyone does with them! That's it for this week, expect to see me pop in and out of the game to chat with you all, and if anyone would like to have a chat on mumble or teamspeak, feel free to let me know! Until then, Keep on grinding! Retrograde and the Wurm team.
  18. Hi Everyone! With the European summer nearing it's end, it's time to get back into gear, and what better way to do it than with some shiny new gear! -Excessive use of puns warning- But First... Patch Notes 16/AUG/16 Cooking reviews! Our cooking teaser generated a lot of excitement among you all, which is good, because I'm excited too! We'll go further in depth as we get closer to their release, going over some parts in depth, as well as providing a total overview (and tomato farms!) To arms! ... and legs This weeks update saw some new clothing options go in, with the black sleeves, white sleeves and white pants! Now you can customise your look even further, hanging on your deed grooming sheep never looked so stylish! All chained up It's time chain armour got some love! This week I have some tantalising tidbits, Saroman has been hard at work with his fingerpaints and clay and has two new textures for chain armour, adamantine and glimmersteel! Silver hasn't been forgotten though, and is still being worked on. Adamantine Glimmersteel Iron plate This weeks graphics update also saw the iron plate textures sneak through, causing some questions and concern. I'd like to say that absolutely nothing is set in stone with this armour, it not even necessarily being something that would be coming to the game, so rest assured! Unstable client update Another unstable client update has come out, addressing a few dynamic lighting performance issues, as well as more stability issues. Feel free to jump on and try it out again! Community Content This weeks community content is a mod for Wurm Unlimited! Taking a bit of a change from Wurm Online content, as well as more visual things, this mod by Xyp, the admin of Mythmoor allows players to craft the awesome pauldrons in Wurm Unlimited. As you all know, the pauldrons are only available via rift loot drops, which of course don't exist in Wurm Unlimited. Check out the mod here: That's it for this week! I hope you all enjoy looking fashionable in the new clothing, and have an awesome weekend of Wurm! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  19. Hi Everyone! This week has the launch of our new Wurm Unlimited devblog, containing updates and information specific to Wurm Unlimited as well as Wurm Unlimited specific social media, but there's still news for Wurm Online! But first. Patch Notes Wurm Unlimited devblog! Today marks the start of a monthly dev blog for Wurm Unlimited, which will run alongside the weekly news here, but focus on updates and information for Wurm Unlimited, as well as server events and such. That doesn't mean the news wont stop here though! Social media Alongside this is the launch of the social media pages for Wurm Unlimited as well, allowing us to share Wurm Unlimited content and events much easier, like and follow us to keep up to date with all the happenings in Wurm Unlimited! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Enki was here Those visiting Glasshollow might notice things a little...flat. A slight mishap with some terraforming left the starter deed looking more like a football field than a piece of landscape, but thankfully the GM team was on hand to help correct some of the damage inflicted by Enki. Several members of the GM team were interviewed for their views on the incident, Ahem, well might be best to skip the GM Team's comments. Work continues on improving the Glasshollow starter deed, and Enki has been kicked out and sent back to Elementary Terraforming School on Test where he can do a lot less harm. PvP and combat changes PvP and combat changes continue to go through tweaks on the test server, be sure to keep an eye on our Feature Feedback thread for more info when the updates go in. Kyklops slaying on indy A kyklops slaying will be on indy in a few hours! Check it out here Community Content. A big draw for for Wurm is community coming together to work on projects, many great works have been achieved as a team, from the great canals and highway projects across servers, to small deeds built by a few friends. Something that a lot of PvE players might not realise is how much community matters in PvP, friends that will help build, skill and fight with you from the start to the finish, with always a friendly comment and attitude. This video is the creation of the Jenn-Kellon capital deed Worldstar after the reset of Elevation. Many hands make light work, but this still looks like a massive undertaking! That's it for this week. Be sure to like/follow us on Twitter and Facebook for little bits throughout the week! Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  20. Hi Everyone! This week sees some long awaited updates in the news, which means there hasn't been an update beyond a rift tweak, but don't worry, this doesn't mean there's been no work. Xanadu domains We attempted enabling an optimised version of the new domain system on Xanadu today, but unfortunately lag was still evident. We have disabled this system again and will continue to work on it. Summer fashion carnival The long teased new clothing will go live next week! These new clothing types will certainly allow you to show off and customise your day to day look even further! We will have recipies available upon the update. PvP Changes Later on today the test server will be updated with some PvP changes, affecting various issues such as spell resistances, armour damage reduction, and boats! Although these changes are for PvP, they will also affect how combat, spells and boats work within PvE, so make sure you check it out! The full thread can be found here: If you want to check out the changes, use the test client here: And unstable test client (two birds with one stone!) here: Unstable client work Work continues with the unstable client, with many fixes for issues with AMD and lighting! Be sure to check out the client and report any issues you experience, if you don't now, there may be issues when it moves to live! Community Content This weeks community content is a timelapse video of the landscape by moho. Did you know timelapse screenshots can be taken by typing "timelapse x" (without the quotes) in the console, where x is replaced by a number determining how many seconds to wait between screenshots. That's it for this week! Let us know how the combat changes feel, as we continue to work on improving how it flows. Retrograde & the Wurm team.
  21. Hi Everyone! Another week down, and that means it's a weekend of Wurm! But also means it's news time! But First... Patch Notes The starter deed makeovers The starter deed works on Green Dog, The Howl, and Esteron have been completed, with projects soon starting in Linton, and a Glasshollow design too! The completed deeds all look amazing, and I strongly advise checking them out if you live in the area, or just jump on an alt! The green Dog redesign has been chronicled here: Domains Yesterday saw the new domain system go live. Unfortunately this caused some issues with Xanadu and led to horrendous lag. It took a little bit to identify the issue causing the lag, but in the end we managed to bring it down and revert to the old domain system. The new system should come back on Xanadu in next weeks update, and we'll be on hand to ensure it runs smoothly this time. Suggestions & Ideas Some may have noticed that a number of popular suggestions have been implemented this week and we'll continue to work on these, providing feedback when we can and also confirming when one will be included. Suggestions that include art changes or additions may be a little more difficult, as well as those which may touch on current projects, so please keep this in mind when making suggestions and wondering why there hasn't been any feedback or they haven't been implemented. Epic HoTA Revamp. We are in the process of sprucing up the Epic hota zone, clearing out a lot of the chestnut trees and bringing some life into the hunt. Our GM's are working on improving it to make it easier, and most importantly, more fun for those who take part. Community Content Deedplanner updates. Warlander has updated Deedplanner once again, and now has the option of designing cave dwellings! While it is not possible to output the cave layer from the token, hopefully this feature helps you all design your dream underground homes. Pavement Designs One of our GM's, Jberg has designed an amazing heart or braided pavement, he's also included a handy little how to for those looking to recreate or emulate the design, I've always loved seeing pavement patterns and designs, and we want to hear about yours! Check it out here: That's it for this week, we'll be continuing to monitor the suggestions forum, as well as working on a lot of things in the background, a few projects are shaping up and nearing a time when we can begin to showcase them, so I'm really keen to see how they go!
  22. It's been a quiet week as we gather ourselves after Rifts and the anniversary, some events unfortunately couldn't get their issues resolved, but others are ready to go, But first... Patch Notes The Grand Tour (of Independence) This months anniversary hunt is a tour of some of the old great works of Independence, some made by many, some by one or two, each has their own story, and you get to see some of the oldest! This event will be a little different to Spellcasts brain teasers, and Enkis murder fests. This will be utilising a new human NPC for giving out the missions, and follow a more quest chain style, as part of testing for the tutorial system, so if you haven't gone to any before, or are worried about corpse runs, come and check it out! The event starts on Sunday at 12pm UTC+1 at the Howl. There are some other events planned, but will have less warning, to ensure that they aren't taken advantage of too soon, but are planned for most servers (Xanadu may take more planning but we will work on it!) Starter deed upgrades The work on the starter deeds has begun, with some amazing changes coming through, we'll cover these once they're finished and a chat with the workers!. New client work continues We continue to update the unstable client as bug reports come in, if you experience a bug, please ensure to include the build number, found at the bottom left corner of the launcher: When we update the build number, test again to see if the bug is still present and let us know! Steam updates The Wurm Unlimited update will go live next week, we will update the #wurmunlimited topic on IRC with the date when decided. Community Content Factional fight returns! this week saw the return of Factional Fight videos, the well loved streams of wurm, with a podcast style discussion. This week had some interesting ideas, what do you think of their returning player suggestions? That's it for this week! Hope to see some of you at the events, and as always, keep on wurming! Retrograde and the Wurm team.
  23. Hi Everyone, It's been another busy week, with testing and taking feedback. I'd like to thank you all for providing me with your thoughts, time and bugs, we've made huge steps this week, and it's on with the news! Patch Notes Wurm Unlimited Feedback and fun The test server as you all know has had the new client renderer as well as rifts on it this week, and there’s been a lot of enormous feedback, which we’d like to thank you all for, this unfortunately does mean that there’s several things we need to address PvP and rift loot With the introduction of the rift loot, some pvpers showed concern about how the loot and the bonuses it gives would affect balance. Most shoulders give bonuses to lighter armours, but we have made the decision to make them vanity only in PvP pending further discussion. We wish to ensure that any bonuses they do bring are balanced, and don’t set a new requirement to enter pvp. We’ll release the full bonus info on the 24th with the update. Unstable client So after a long period of dev and in-house testing, we unleashed the new client renderer on test this week, and have received valuable feedback. As a result we have decided to delay the renderers release, until we are sure that this client works for players and that major bugs are squashed, the expected release date for the new client will be on the 6th of June, Wurms Anniversary. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it on the 24th! It will be available as our unstable client from then, and we’ll continue to take feedback. Wurm turns ten! And we’re giving away the presents! We’ll have random anniversary loot boxes, which contain a random item, including some pretty rare items such as the Staff of the Land or the Pale Mask! Every premium player will receive one on our June 6th update, so simply login to collect yours! We’ll also be giving out some during events and such too, so your chance of getting something cool goes up and up! Community Content A thread on the Independence forum raised an old piece of writing done by Aeris a few years ago, named Independence anthem. It’s a song dedicated to the brave settlers of Independence, and is quite awesome! So just to reiterate, cave dwellings and Rifts will go live on the 24th, at 12:00PM Server time (UTC+1) The new client will be available on unstable and we’ll continue to work on that for a release on June 6th. Until then though, keep on wurming!
  24. Hi Everyone! Some big news this week, as I can finally reveal what’s being worked on, as well as when you’ll be seeing it! But first… Patch Notes Wurm Online Wurm Unlimited Live Beta PvP updates! We’re pleased to see that the updates have been well received. We’re not looking to rest on our heels though and along with continuing to work on other projects mentioned in this news we’ll be also drawing up plans to tackle some of the more tricky areas, as well as looking forward to a much larger overhaul down the line. Enkis Deliverance Derby of Death! (sorry Magykal!) The deliverance derby event sure turned out to be a little more bloody than anticipated! The sheer number of racers meant chaos at the checkpoints, as creatures spawned to harass the poor riders. The race was a lot of fun, and while Enki managed to collect a few more corpses, most people agreed that it was a good time (those who survived!) Summer of Fun This summer is gearing up to be a big one, and I can finally share some of it with you all! We will be releasing a huge update at the end of the month, including cave dwellings, rifts, the new client launcher, and the new rendering engine! We’ll have more information coming as we go into detail with each feature, but expect a public test in the near future! A New Moon is Rising. A prophecy long hinted at, many whispers about one of the moons orbiting the lands of Wurm and all the creatures that dwell on it have set their sights on the world of Wurm! Invasions of these unholy twisted creatures will be the background for our rift system, with these strange and twisted creatures looking to drain the world of Wurm of its essence/resources/lavender sprouts. We’ll have more information in next week’s news prior to the testing, so get your battle gear ready! New client renderer Long teased, long discussed, and often considered fictional. We’re nearing the end of our inhouse testing of the new client renderer, and look forward to including it within testing soon! This will have greatly improved performance with the game, as well as some much smoother looking views. Check out the amazing before and after view of shadows: Community content This week's showcase is a bit of nostalgia for me. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals was the first RPG I ever played, and the first game I ever got fully absorbed by. Over the long years I’ve played many RPG’s, and many games, but Lufia has always had a special place. One of our talented community mapmakers has recreated the world of Lufia II in wurm unlimited! I’m absolutely thrilled and in love with it, and I may just have to rebuild Alunze Kingdom! Of course after all this, we also have the Anniversary (Can Wurmiversary be a thing?) We haven't forgotten about that, and will be working on some fun events and surprises for you all there too, but until next week, keep on Wurming! Retrograde and the Wurm team
  25. Hi Everyone, Another week down as we move towards summer (for all you northern hemispherians anyways) , and some awesome updates on their way! We're gearing up towards an awesome update with a lot of new content, as well as the anniversary of course! I can't give away too much yet, (maybe next week) but these updates will enter public testing soon! Patch Notes Wurm Unlimited Update I know that Wurm Unlimited has been rather quiet on the update front but don't worry! We have an upcoming update planned for wednesday 1pm CET (UTC+1). So if you are a server admin, plan accordingly! Our new code manager, Keenan has setup a little Q&A thread on Steam too, so if you have questions regarding the update cycle for Wurm Unlimited, ask away! Weekend testing This weekend the test server will cover a few of the long awaited PvP updates, most of the testing will be around simply ensuring that the functionality works, so if you have any questions or require any assistance, jump on IRC and poke myself or a GM! Archery penalty removed from helms, changed archery from a flat fail % to added difficulty depending on armour penalty Archery keybinds -SHOOT, QUICK_SHOT, SHOOT_FACE, SHOOT_TORSO, SHOOT_LEFTARM, SHOOT_RIGHTARM, SHOOT_LEGS, Combat tab now shows offensive, karma and healing spells (+ creature targeted dispel) Meditation messages are yet to come. Throw has been removed from valrei mobs, uniques will still throw. Shield of the Gone has been reduced to a 30% Damage reduction Not to leave out other testing though Cave dwellings will also now allow building against walls! This will be for on deed caves only, and mining will be possible through arched walls and doors. We'll have the original testing area setup for some planning and I'll be available to help out as well. Other PvP changes and updates are in the works, and will come after this lot. So jump on the test server this weekend and let us know how it goes! The Great Deliverance Derby The Great Deliverance Derby is on this weekend. We've run the course, checked the horses, all that's left is to jump on and go! We'll be providing a whole lot of horses for this event, with equal gear for all. This means it's an even race, as long as you have 21 body control, you're in with a chance to take out top prize! #Wurmpedia For a while now we've had an IRC room used by the small wurmpedia team to coordinate updates, projects and collaborate. Now, we're opening it up to all Wurmians! The room can be found by typing /join #wurmpedia on IRC, and will allow you to share information, discuss changes, and also help contribute to the Wurmpedia and ensure that it is as accurate as possible. Starter deeds After two weeks the votes have settled, with Esteron and Deliverance being very clear in wanting the new designs! The independence redesign had a few more options, but the winning entry is design 1. I'll be in touch with the submitters to organise where we go from here. I've had a few entries come in, for strongbox on Serenity and Linton on Xanadu, I'll be posting those over this weekend with the same two week voting period, so make sure to keep an eye out! Community content This week has a screenshot from the EPIC Art thread, Smejacks marching army of gnomes. Is this the largest collection of gnomes in Wurm? I wouldn't be surprised! That's it from us this week. I hope to see you all on the test server! Retrograde and the Wurm team.