New Player Area to "Learn2Play" Wurm Online
* We are still under construction but do have a few housing units now available for people to use *
Inner City Orphange is intended to help new players ease into Wurm Online by providing public workshop/forge areas, open-access tree farms, public mining and "independent living" cottages for either short or long term. We are not a "village" and there are no social activities or projects beyond what you devise for yourself -- it's intended merely to be a safe area for you to learn on your own using the Wurmpedia Wiki at http://www.wurmpedia.com/ and asking questions of the server CA Help channel. We are located east of Freedom Market and less than five minutes from the new player spawn point.
FREE COTTAGES are provided for short or long term living for new players. Each cottage is a sturdy 2x2 cabin with forge, bed, bsb and basic furnishings, and a small private yard for animals or farming. You can stay for a few days while you decide on your plans or find an organized village to join, a few weeks while you work on the skills and resources needed to embark on your own remote homestead, or as long as you like if you decide you enjoy the company of other new players. All housing writs are held by the orphange and "free form building" is not permitted in the area in order to ensure it stays prisitine and accessible for as many as possible. We do have a fewer larger cottages for groups of 4 or more, so let us know if you are interested in larger scaled housing for a group of family/friends.
In addition to free player housing, we offer the following resources to new & returning players:
- The TREE FARM is intended to assure new players will always have access to basic lumber needs, and for learning Carpentry, Fine Carpentry, Bowery and Fletching -- we ask players to NOT clearcut trees for woodcutting skill grinding, and to ONLY cut trees that are Old, Very Old, or Aged. We do accept donations of spouts or tree-planting for anyone who makes to make sure this central-area resource stays supplied for new players!
- The local PUBLIC MINES now have 5-8 iron veins going and can help players who want to learn Blacksmithing, Weaponsmithing and Armorsmithing, Thanks muchly to Ericbomb, Aelfred, Chaplain & others for expanding the mines!!
- The Orphanage Workshop has a public access forge. oven and loom. We have some donated items like pelts and whetstones, and are almost finished completing a First Aid Station with some basic first aid items (rags and healing cover ingredients) and a Soup Kitchen with some basic cooking resources (fishing poles and pottery bowls, for making fish stew/gulasch).
- We now also have a Community Farm for residents of the orphanage who want to skill up in Farming, Animal Husbandry, Milking & Cheesemaking.. We mostly grow Pumpkins and Cotton that the residents can use for Cooking and First Aid. Cotton and leather can also be used by residents wanting to lean Tailoring. Down the road we hope to let "orphans" sell calves and piglets direct to the community to earn ingame coin for their first premium sub.
- We are trying to work on a coastal Shipbuilding Facility so that new players can build their first rowboat, but this is strill only in planning phases. * FINISHED! We are now set up to help new players who want to make their own rowboat or sailboat for exploring the game by water.
- Just started a new combat training facility where we soon will provide a variety of low-quality armors and weapons for players to practice with, plus some combat dummies to work on their fighting skill. May try later to add some "supervised" hunting outings.
There are a few rules:
- Due to limited supply, cottages are currently reserved for "active players" so if you only play a days per month, these are not the option for you. This may change later if we add some "shared housing" options where you share a single house with a couple of assigned roommates. If you do not log in for a week or more, your spot may be re-assigned to another new player who will use it more, and your storage cart will be moved to a secured area where you can reclaim your possessions any time. You are always welcome back again and reassigned to a new cottage. but please let us know if you expect to be gone for any extended time, so that others can use the housing!
- You need to first make a large cart with a lock for your secured storage. There are trees here you can cut for the lumber, and if needed we can help provide pelts, whetstones, nails and padlocks.
- You are required to be COURTEOUS to fellow players -- any incidents of thievery, griefing, harassment or intentionally annoying others will result in being removed from the cottage writs. Management reserves the right to define "discourteous behavior" (which includes constant complaints and criticism of the game if it makes playtime less enjoyable for your neighbors).
- No terraforming or building permanent fences or structures in the perimeter area. You can mine and cut trees as long as you follow reasonable respect for the area -- cut only old, very old and aged trees, and do not randomly mine the floors etc of the mine. In order to ensure everyone can enjoy the resources, you cannot sell resource-intensive "bulk resources" from the area (logs, planks, iron, stone shards) but are welcomed & encouraged to start your own business for labor-intensive finished materials such as tools, armor & weapons, carts, etc.
- Cottages are meant to be a PRIMARY RESIDENCE, not as a secondary "market area bases" for established characters. You need to PM me an application on the forum for one of the cottages -- just tell me a little about yourself, how you discovered Wurm, how long you have been playing, any plans you have started making etc. There is no requirement to stay for any set period -- if you find someplace else you'd rather be a few hours or days later, that's great! Just let us know if you stop using a cottage, so we can re-assign it to someone else.
If you are assigned a cottage, your name will be the only one on the writ (besides mine). Cottages are locked by default to all but the writ-holder, unless you specially request yours be open to anyone. However, if you stop playing or have your hosuing revoked, we are not responsible for items left behind in cottages. For that reason we ask you to have a secured large cart and use it for longtime storage of items you want to keep if you will be gone for more than a week at a time. We will be moving abandoned carts to a cart-corral where owners can reclaim them if they lose their housing priveleges. We are not responsible for items left in cabins if you are gone more than a week without prior arrangement with management.
TO APPLY. YOU NEED TO SEND ME A FORUM PM (SEE ABOVE)
HOW TO FIND US:
From the Howl, run up the hill all the way to the large Freedom market at the tope, turn right (EAST) and then down the hill until you see the "Orphange" building on the left, red houseing on the right. We are on the old location of Point Double Rainbow if you are using older maps:
HOW CAN I HELP?
- If you want to help, we could use a few miners to locate and make accessible new iron veins in the local mine . Or you can donate "raw resources" that might help new players such as extra pelts, whetstones, discarded newbie tools, first aid supplies (rags and heal cover ingredients such as animal guts) etc. At some point we will have a "Soup Kitchen" built, and any chefs are welcomed to come make up a batch of meals for any hungry new players in the greater Howl/FM area We will have drop-off bins for donations or you can give them to us to pass out directly if you want to ensure the items go to those most in need.
- At some stage we might also organize "armed escort caravans" of wagons for new players who want veteran fighters to escort them while exploring more remote areas of the map where they could settle their own solo homesteads. We hope to find areas an hour or more from the "central zone" that are welcoming areas for new settlers (without disturbing estabkished residents), so if you have any suggestions to make, please let us know!
- It is also fine for established villages to send "recruiters" into the area in case they can find new players who might enjoy more being part of an organized village -- we are all about helping new players find a longterm home, and that just might be with YOUR village!
Edited by Brash_Endeavors, 28 September 2012 - 04:12 PM.