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  1. 12 points
    Journal of Jack A. Lormere. Day 5: I’ve been on the trail of these rumoured creatures and I’ve discovered something shocking. The link between these lands and Jackal have grown strong enough to cross both ways. Strange rocks now cover the land after these “Rifts” are closed and they allow me to transfer a part of myself to their home lands, Jackal. I don’t think my knowledge and skill crosses to Jackal, but upon returning I feel like I’ve retained what I’ve learned… Jackal: The Next Frontier For years now, the aggressive residents of Jackal have been relentlessly attacking the lands of Wurm through the use of Rifts – transporting themselves to Wurm and attempting to wreak havoc upon the citizens there. Now it’s the players’ turn, as Jackal becomes a land that players can travel to. Following the close of the first Rifts after the next update, items known as Lodestones will appear at the site of the Rift and become craftable by players. These Lodestones will allow you to transport your soul to Jackal to take the fight back to them. Lodestone travel will be two-way, and will only transport your soul – no items or skills – but travel back to the lands of Wurm will impart some knowledge onto your character that you gained while on Jackal. The Jackal server will be a server that resets every 6 months, with faster skillgain and action speed to account for this, meaning a fresh start for players wanting to experience it without the feeling of everyone being ahead. These lands are not as tailored for human living as the normal Wurm lands, and this will be evident as you make your way there and explore. Work together and fight your way through the denizens of Jackal and take control of the land. This is only the beginning of what the lands of Jackal entail, more details about this hostile and alien landscape will be unveiled over the coming days. The post Jackal: The Next Frontier appeared first on Wurm Online.
  2. 8 points
    Pretty epic landscapes on Jackal
  3. 7 points
    I personally don't think there's anything to worry about in this thing besides the "omg it's over" attitude, that is based over guesses, assumptions and basically nothing else. And might be, above anything else, the main reason that will cause a decreasement in active players. If people start to believe the the game is closing, they will try to sell out, market will get even worse, the game less appealing, and more people will quit in a endless loop of panic. You keep getting reassured that "nothing will happen to the game" over and over from years, and still you go on with your apocalypse-speculations that are getting people to quit more than anything else. You should seriously consider stop doing this, or you will actually be right in the end, lol.
  4. 7 points
    remove templars and tower guards, removes all challenge from the game when people just walk champion rift digs to their 10s/m deeds and it gets dunked, or use tower guards to tank while they grind combat skills on it increase starting skills to 10-15 or so, so you dont sit there failing to make kindling multiple spawn towns so everyones not all clumped together
  5. 7 points
    I've played quite a few MMORPG's in the past, and the general rule of thumb for all of them was "Don't log in on patch day". From what I've seen during my time with Wurm that isn't the case. Sure, there have been/are some issues, but from my perspective they've been addressed and handle with much better efficiency than any of the other, larger games, and with far less openness. Just my opinion, but it seems to me that griping about it here, or attempting to rake any of the dev team over the coals about it shows a distinct lack of grace. It would be much better to offer productive assistance than scathing condemnation. Thanks for the updates, Keenan, and for all your hard work making sure Wurm is a fun place for us to play.
  6. 7 points
    OKAY... I was letting my concerns out last night in GL freedom about some competitive gameplay that will only reward a few players... and here we are. As if the current unique mess is not enough, we will have a once in a 6 month period 'large point opportunity" for those who will manage to get in at their convenience. Sorry, but this seems (another) bad game design.
  7. 7 points
    Maybe someone should go over to the tar/clay pit, dig around a bit and look in that BSB...
  8. 6 points
    Naturally with any launch there's going to be a period of tweaking and adjustment, both of what we are aiming for and player expectations, but we're glad that the feeling is we're on the right track, we'll keep working towards it. The start of this is always going to feel like a grind, but we do have ideas for future iterations of Jackal to address that (our inhouse idea list is already about 4 pages long of bullet points) We'll be improving rift material resource collection to address the lodestone issue too, being able to travel back to freedom means more willingness to spend time on jackal pushing out, so it's a win win for both sides. We'll also be looking at adding more ingame information about whats going on, such as the purpose of the beacons, messages about Jackal points and so on. There's a lot to work through and we'll keep working on making it as fun as possible, I love seeing everyone working together and coordinating in teams, it's pretty awesome.
  9. 6 points
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  11. 5 points
    Congratulations! You are the first lunatic Wurmian to grind to 100 So you get to pick the title!
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    This is just good old gatekeeping, and the very flawed premise of your entire post. There can be tons of different reasons why and how someone plays WO (all of which you're tacitly trying to invalidate), that's the beauty of it being a game that goes well beyond the strict definitions of a sandbox game. Jackal will likely give a massive incentive for even the few players to come together and cooperate in communities, something that PvE has for the longest time not given in any way. The "higher creative basis" you speak of is basically everyone being able to do everything for themselves. Nothing inherently wrong with that, but there are two sides to that coin, and an environment that lets us flip it for once is very intruiging. If not for you, then for plenty of other people. You're also basing this all on the jarring misinformation that characters gain no progress whatsoever, which was, even among the scattered and sometimes vague information, clearly not the case from the very first post describing Jack's travel to Jackal and back. Could have saved yourself a wall of nonsense if you actually read, no offense.
  14. 5 points
    Wanna bet? I also think you're vastly overestimating just how weak you will be within a week of gameplay, even if you have 90 skills girls can hold swords too (unless you're a boy then boys can hold swords too)
  15. 4 points
    Flubb, its a small settlement of two players that are close to each others and I found this place I liked like three weeks ago and didn't take up on it. Infact I wasn't an experience player back then, just started. While learning new things and get a hang of it, that is why I decided to stick with Haven to see what kinda people are there and how friendly, but didn't turn out good as I though it would. Anyway this cozy place I found, really suit an elf, that is connected to the big lake, having a little Elven Bungalow under a lot of trees and good overlook into the lake. I am happy there, made a deed and now going to take time for me setup the place. I named it Shady Hollow
  16. 4 points
    I can paste some drain data from my app later, but on celebration i average 4.5s a month. I can go back years and show the difference between now and the nerf as well. Contrary to the socialist on the forum, 10% goes back to the trader and the other 90% goes to my upkeep. I dont profit anymore, havent for nearly 4 years. Guess what, that means you foragers are taking the coins i put back in the kingdom pool. Are you putting all of it into upkeep? How many rares have you bought? Players also love to camp the sell-to-token feature as well as use free alts to conjure coins through foraging. Both these take coins from the kingdom coffers, which is where traders get money from. If there are no coins in the coffers when selling to a token, traders will be getting very little money. I can confirm we get far less from traders because of this, but Trader draining was never intended for income. I'll take what I can get as long as I can get it, no use complaining considering sit does no good. #missingmyfountainpacks I despise socialism and to suggest something is not fair because others capitalize on something before you is absurd. I have no issue telling yall I drain traders, at one point I had four of them. I stopped buying them when roi became nearly a year. At this current time I control one, and am content with the upkeep assistance it provides. Have a great and hypocritical day nay sayers.
  17. 4 points
    These are the View i have so far Still have to go climb the mountain that have some more land behind but its a work in progress but i also plan on chopping the trees down that are in the way for the island i see.
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    Simple suggestion; allow players to lead a unicorn if they've put a bridle on it without having to retame it. Keep it unhitchable or unrideable unless tamed for balance. This would make life far easier for those that are breeding unicorns without having to retame the male or female every time. The mechanic is already there to put a bridle on, let us use it :)
  20. 4 points
    All we have now are assumptions. Why not to wait a few days before coming to even early conclusions? This all may be quite different (or not though). Give it time to unveil.
  21. 4 points
    At least when players complain that this new server is full of *bugs* they won't be wrong. =Ayes=
  22. 4 points
    Nice..more servers to split people..
  23. 3 points
    Finder's congrats go to @RollyPolly;)
  24. 3 points
    While EPIC is relatively the same as FREEDOM cluster.. it's just a pvp cluster.. and CHAOS is just a random piece of land.. with it's own creatures.. and 'friends with blunt & sharp things coming to greet you(one or another way)', well.. JACKAL's home world.. is a whole new place to explore... dev team could do wonders there.. and I'm not sure if anybody realizes what all that means... It's like a test server(OK OK OK.. it's not a test server, BUT..) you have new land, new events, new start, possibility for the devs to get wild and try new things... WILD ideas that were so far a NO-NO option for the core cluster, and not exactly reasonable to implement on epic or chaos either. At least for me.. the potential to get crazy with new ideas there is endless...
  25. 3 points
    The fullscreen game window will now open on the same monitor as the launcher was on. Keybind settings have been changed to show keys in system’s keyboard locale Mac: The native launcher has been built for compatibility with OS X 10.8+. Note: those affected will need to redownload the application from our main page Mac: Fixed blurry display on Retina screens
  26. 3 points
    I agree with some of faty's points 1. starter deed is to fancy 2 templars and guards really shouldnt be the cure to beasts 3. chain beacons yes but do not restrict their radius to 50 but make them require a nearby beacon in range equivalent ofa ql 90 beacon(how ever long that range will be) Something else id like to see is that we keep jackal hard we have to travel back to safety to leave jackal lands What i imagine jackal to look like as it stands right now within 2-3 months is a road system or a cave system towards the stronghold area with an array of towers and beacons along the way and walls everywhere with all guards inside those walls on the roads with random deeds along the way with their own roads branching off from said main road leading all the way back to spawn deed What i hope jackal will be in round 2 a few months in is something like this Players are making outposts that are nothing more then a small walled in area/cave connecting up to a small road(bigger rift creatures get rid of walls when they come across them and not just random bash like a troll does) with tents for respawning while a small collection of people are making gear while a bunch of fighters are trying to hold off a wave of monsters that are spawning from a jackal beacon that the group is trying to destroy while deep inside of corrupted land Where instead of having a straight road towards the stronghold you got small roads leading everywhere towards jackal beacons with every beacon requiring quite a bit of effort to destroy where death becomes an accepted thing but people still try to avoid it where loss of gear is accepted What i hope jackal round 2 will be like at the start is people being more organized less random of a mess groups being focused on what they want to do(something we could not do due to lack of info) where before the round even starts people start to plan and work out and assign tasks to people who join said groups so that when launch day lands everyone can start from the get go and get started with a mindset of getting specific things up and running and less freedom/chaos style living and playing It might be me but jackal has the potential to be similar to poe's league's sure its not for everyone(and thus normal wurm) but there will be quite a few people who will enjoy the new challenge the new start the more ways to refine things but quirks just need to be sorted out like the following(next to stuff i mentioned before) 1. pelts should not be made easy to get(eg no buying from traders) but pelt bearing animals should be abundant enough for the expected amount of players 2. Deeds requiring a guard tower and beacon within 10 tiles in order to place a deed(stops the massive land hogging with dozens of deeds full of templars leading to everything being dead and no animals spawning around starting deed and thus people complaining) 3. We dont need random events where "oh we are in corrupted and suddenly you loose health" as we all know how wurm is and it will be "oh suddenly you die as you set foot into a corrupted piece of land for 1 second" we need things like what is on chaos where normal skills suffer while enemies are around and instead of fighting skills working better you just dont get a buff 4. A more evened out terrain that isnt loads upon loads of 30-60 spike pieces of land around spawn i get you wanted to encourage weta travel but for those who dont have a rope its a pain 5. Skills should be at most 10 if not remain at 1 this is supposed to be hard sure its grindy sure some people wont like it but i myself i got to 50 mining 40 woodcutting 30 masonry 30 digging 20 carp 20 blacksmithing 30 leatherworking and 3 priests up to 40 faith and 20 channeling and a bunch more in 6 days time while working as part of a big group and me mostly being focused on hollowing out a cave I would much rather start at 1 skill again and again and again every 6 months and have skill transfer back to freedom at the end of it then start at 50 skill because "oh no the grind is so bad boho after 3-4 days i cant stand it" becoming the reason we dont get skill transfer 6. crop rate increased for the first 2 weeks to be growth time of 2 days to allow a lack of food or cotton or wemp not to be a death sentence in a harsh setup 7.Less water, like seriously why do we have to have spawn deed be on a hilly shitty terrain surrounded by water it just encourages people to make row boats and ###### about not being able to use it throw us in a valley surrounded by mountains on every side but 1 leading into a giant forest full of corrupted land and horrors 8, rift creature waves: these waves would start out as a few rift beasts the first week or so slowly going up to 10-20 roaming together leading into more rift creatures joining with a new wave every few hours(random to a min max of 2-8 apart) rewarding every person who partakes a few jackal points and some rift mats(solves your lodestone problem) from humanoid rift creature "captain" type( warmaster and such) 9. enable newbie buff of food and water loss for the first 24 hours of gameplay but not the others 10. tone down damage that rift creatures do to armor at low ql(2.5-5 damage per hit of a rift beast to ql 25 is insane vs 0.08 of non rift creatures) 11. corrupted land should not look like a dense forest but empty plains with occasional trees and with the odd rift mat tree/rock/crystal around(with a cap of 20 of each type spread out around a rift beacon) 12. most important: have a clear list of every feature and its stat and all of its info everything written down in a properly written out post with no holding back or "lets keep this mysterious" 13. Spawn tools should be there in the sense of tents some ql 10-20 armor and a weapon and shield but no tools itself I know i reply a bit often to this topic but when jackal is something that i wish wurm should have had years ago except even harsher then what we have now and i see people complain about "its to difficult" in the first 2 weeks and wanting to give up already and pushing for changes to ruin the experience and make it easy i cant help but not be quiet You cant load a boat into a ship transporter? go mine for 8 hours across 2-3 days do some woodcutting for 2 hours you will have the body strength You are afraid you cant get back to freedom to take care of your deeds over there? Dont roam to far away without a means of getting back(infrastructure transportation what ever) Cant find a resource you need? barter and trade Animals to hard? ask around in local or freedom chat form teams work together dont rush things so quickly Think the grind is to hard? Go back to freedom the grind is easy really easy Word of advice discard how you think wurm works dont rely on "oh i want my skills here as this is what im used to having" We are people on an expedition to a new land and for some reason(come up with a good lore related one retro) our experience and skills did not transfer over but our knowledge of how to get those skills did(player knowledge of the game) Yes i am passionate about this as this might be the the start of something great for wurm that can and will bring in new players and return old ones for a few months on end and i really do not want to see this turn into "just a hunting server where your skills transfer to and from with the map reset every 6 months" as whats the point in that? we have hunting servers and then deeding was enabled on those ruining those servers just make a 4k x 4k hunting server and slap better ai mobs on there and disallow deeding of any kind(besides a coastal respawn deed) and link that to normal freedom and leave jackal be a themed server
  27. 3 points
    Good luck. Ongoing advertising, first thing I ever heard about it, but we could use more of it.
  28. 3 points
    PHEW. So it's been a busy week for me. I've been pouring over this since I made my last post - every free moment I've had. The end result is... TEST SERVERS IN AWS! (kinda) I hit a pretty big snag on Java's RMI being very wonky with being inside a container. Basically for those who understand it - docker defaults to a bridged network mode. I was fine with this and I set it up to expose and bind ports correctly. Everything worked except for RMI! Turns out RMI gets reaaaaaally picky about what you bind it to and what it can and can't resolve for names. So I had to switch to host mode for networking and boom! It's odd that I never ran into this problem before considering the current test servers run in virtual machines in a bridged network... (or did I use NAT... I forget) I have a bit more work now - like moving the config changes I made on the servers back into the code so they're set. I also will probably tear down and stand up these instances again this weekend to test all that out. Then there's the scripts for updating the container image and firing things back up, as well as shutting things down cleanly from the console. Once that's all done hopefully we can get people on there to help us test performance. The tinkers among you may have noticed the Test AWS client option under Choose Client in the native launcher. This will take you to the test servers as they are in AWS. If you do use it, keep in mind it's a construction zone at the moment and I may do hard shutdowns without notice as I'm fiddling and fighting with things. Also I plan on taking a final snapshot of the test servers as they are currently in their VMs before this is over, so nothing done on the AWS test servers will stay. More information to follow!
  29. 3 points
    They need to add a recipe for "Crude Pelt" which could be made from foraged items and have a QL of 1/3 the ingredients QL.
  30. 3 points
    Question is because the rift mobs that are left on the server after the rift is closed (without killing all the mobs) DO kill any other creatures they encounter.
  31. 3 points
    Preparing for Jackals
  32. 3 points
    As much as I'm hyped, or want to be, @Sindusk's last remark hits it absolutely on the head. Perhaps there's a way to "acknowledge" an accounts "super status" on it's main world without compromising the landrush scenario entirely. Like giving 3x/5x/Nx skillgain until you reach your full potential from back on your main world? Shouldn't be too offputting for the new, casual players this may attract and perhaps even give them some incentive to not just participate in Jackal seasons.
  33. 2 points
    Pirates Den is a deed at Pristine. It's player made island. The size of Pirate's Den is 31 by 27. The perimeter is 5 and it has 0 guards hired. The settlement has 1 silver, 96 copper and 64 iron in its coffers. The monthly cost is 1 silver, 67 copper and 40 iron. The upkeep will last approximately 32 days, 21 hours and 22 minutes more. The tile per creature ratio of this deed is 22.026316. Optimal is 15.0 or more. This is a good figure. There are 4 creatures currently branded. Iron fence bars = 73 Mortar = 13240 Pottery shingles = 820 Stone bricks = 180 Wood scraps = 30 Small nails = 712 Large nails = 74 Shafts = 401 Wood shingles = 10 Planks = 4612 Planks = 100 Ropes = 610 Pottery bricks = 12240 Mats spended on deed build (just for clue about price) ^ Decor, bridge to land and dirt for island aint counted Please hit me PM with offers! Possable to be sale with all stuff inside (include Crow Kingdom stock)
  34. 2 points
    You can also click the speech bubbles to the left of the forums and mark the whole section and all subforums as read.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    I highly doubt "console release". Mobile / browser / facebook-style versions of Wurm are more likely what they meant, as those are the types of games they currently work in and have actual past experience (and quick profits) with. Heavy monetization of the game is the new modern face of gaming companies like this.
  37. 2 points
    I gotta admit that I'm on the fence about this whole company share thing. I don't know what Game Chest Group is, and researching into its brands really hasn't given me much on whether I can say that it's a good or bad thing. Honestly, I have no clue what to think about it. Some aspects about it do rub me the wrong way, but it's less to do with the company and more to do with the inherent negativity that certain aspects they work in have generated due to how other companies have handled them. Things like selling game keys for cheap, and online betting parlors. It scares me. They're not bad as far as I can tell, I can't see any real signs that there a horrible company that will drag us under and enslave us in the salt mines, but at the same time... I just find this completely terrifying to me. :< All I can do is hope that things might work out.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Notice that the press release is 2 months old....
  40. 2 points
    I am seriously worried. No words, all I can say.
  41. 2 points
    80% of population rocking their huge axes and 2h swords... we get shortsword skin first. Ya'll just asking for drama and complaining.
  42. 2 points
    How cool would that be? If boats would serve as spawn point for the owner? Would make living on a boat/house more viable and if that would drive the deeding people numbers down then just make it 1s/month to have the boat spawn point and this way will be almost as if they deeded. People with deeds will pay the 1s for the boat spawn point too so more income for the devs. Can have multiple boats but just one with the spawn point so that ppl dont just spread rowboats around then use them to tp across server with /suicide Just block it in pvp and all will be good.
  43. 2 points
    And that is bad? We are still using it to level our smithing skills and support beams and nails and ribbons we are still going to need to replace gear and you want more then ql 50 for sure in order to actually make it be worth while As for moon metal veins they are rare and hard to mine adamantine veins have a difficulty of 60 which means at 50 mining and ql 50 pickaxe most ores that come out are still ###### so ya you can create 40 sickles but you wont be able to imp all 40 up to 50+ without finding multiple veins As for normal veins you want your abundance of ores in them as people will find plenty of reasons to have them from brass lamps for that extra shinyness to silver for the weapons extra damage to gold and silver for electrum horse shoes and the list goes on All that lowering quantity of ore veins and quantity in ore veins will do is more mining needed to get the metals you need to build what you need to build and only add to a mining grind that 99% of the wurm population hate(i myself love mining) you want people to focus on the new content not more on the old
  44. 2 points
    You make some good points in your post Rhea. The solution to this is simple but maybe too "easy mode" in the minds of those who have the power to make it happen. The Freedom Beacons should all also function as teleports for anyone to return to the Freedom servers. Seems to me an important point that has been too casually overlooked in that many want to pop back over there to attend to the things you mentioned. As for me, Ayes has stayed at home and won't venture there due to those issues. Well, even beyond that I prefer to keep him on Freedom anyway to work on skills and enjoy puttering around the deed. I just sent an alt over there to mess about and don't care if he stays there the whole time or not. Always need to keep in mind that the Dev's will get ya some way if they can. *winks* =Ayes=
  45. 2 points
    Unintentional and a bug. Wait for fix.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    To add to Retrograde's comment: Sometimes the fixes require data to be modified as well, which requires a server to be restarted. For example, moving Jackal required all servers to be updated and made aware of the new IP address. It's possible this would've been refreshed, but it's safer to just bring the servers down and back up again. As Retro said though, often a fix for one server or cluster is needed on all. Plus it makes me happy knowing all servers are running the latest code.
  48. 2 points
    The primary reason to be a full-time jackal crafter is trade. To come stand at the stronghold and fight takes investment. Investment of time to level up your crafting skills on a server that will be deleted. Or investment of some silver into gear from people who did, so that you only need level up your fightskill to participate. As a full-timer. I am banking on the latter to be significant enough to justify my investment of time. Especially as the hype drops off in later cycles of Jackal though, I really hope that these cosmetics have a high enough demand to keep people coming out to Jackal to buy my wares, or that if they aren't doing the job they adjust it by adding more rewards. Regular rift points, the ability to import unbreedable animals, logs, and crops from jackal using the points we earn out here, other rewards etc. This development is GREAT for people with new accounts they can't really compete with ancient accounts on freedom/epic. But keeping it viable is a matter of keeping most of the players in the game in a state where they will see visiting Jackal on occasion, and buying weapons, armor, food, bandages etc. while they are out there as a worthwhile endeavor.
  49. 2 points
    if using a modified portal with a fancy texture means instanced playing doesnt that mean that epic is already made wurm be instanced play?
  50. 2 points
    I'd love to see hedges changed so that when you are planting them, you have three options: plant low, plant medium and plant high. They'd still start out as low like they do now, but it would set the max height during the planting action. This way we could have low or medium flowering hedges like the rose, lavender, oleander and camellia; or even low cedar/maple if we wanted without having to constantly prune for the desired look. May be interesting to have a high lavender hedge as well I love how the new hedges look, but most don't fit with how my deed plan is designed. *edit* would also like to see the medium hedges raised to be in line with gates in height lol