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    Mental illness is a topic not many talk about. There’s a definite taboo surrounding it, on top of the general fact that most people don’t know how to handle it on either side of the equation. I’ve been on both sides of the equation, and I know it’s difficult. What do you say to someone who comes to you and admits they want to harm themselves? What do you do when you feel the need to talk to someone but are too afraid people will leave? So I am deciding to share some of my story here. To encourage people to listen if asked to listen, and to seek help if they feel they need to. Asking for help is okay! Admitting that there’s a problem is the first and hardest step. Supporting your friends who have admitted that there’s a problem is key in helping them become better. I’d like to start with an apology. Over the years, I have come off rather rude at times and I’ve even picked fights with members of this community. I fully accept responsibility for this, and one important thing for me is to never blame my actions on something else. They are mine. I came to a point in life where I was depressed, and as such, I took it out on others. I sought help for the depression, but nothing seemed to work. Soon other symptoms piled up, including a crippling anxiety and even some mania. The depression made it hard for me to do anything, including keep up with my duties here. The anxiety stopped me from doing even the simplest things, such as grocery shopping. The mania ranged from being my most productive times, all the way to a hypomania state where I was a danger to myself and others. I didn’t remember much about my hypomania moments. The rest made life difficult, leading me to feel some unpleasant things. I wouldn’t say I was close to “ending it all”, indeed I had been closer in my earlier life. I simply didn’t want to exist. Thankfully that began to change in 2017. I finally made the call to seek help, and I was first diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Well, the depression medication worked some, and the anxiety medication helped reduce the panic attacks. I decided to do something crazy though, and I went to a convention for the first time in my life. The entire weekend was amazing, even though I was shaking most of it. I put myself through the ringer, under medication and with my therapist on call, and I came out alive. Unfortunately things only improved so much. In 2018 I ended up improving my living situation, but I still found myself crippled with depression. Worse, the mania and hypomania was increasing. I had no idea what this was, but I welcomed the mania. Who needs sleep when I was getting so much done! I ended up working over 100 hours a week at my previous job a few times. Great, I guess? I finally made another call to admit that things weren’t going as good as I had been indicating. Yes, it was silly of me to lie to my therapist and psychiatrist, but I don’t like change. I started recounting how I only felt good when I was busy with work. I mentioned sleep was a problem, but I figured it was the caffeine I was drinking. Then a memory hit me of just a day ago when I “went crazy” in my car and tried to see if I could take a corner at a high rate of speed. I’m usually reserved and safe, but I remember feeling god-like. I could do anything. I was invincible. Well, that lead into a string of memories that were all very similar and I started unraveling the hypomanic states where I not only did reckless things that could’ve hurt myself, but times when I nearly hurt others as well. I was re-diagnosed as bipolar and needless to say I was not well for a week or two. The guilt of what I had done in the past weighted heavily, and still does. I’m doing a lot better now, though not perfect. I need to make that call yet again, and I will. I at least know what I’m up against now. I’m not saying I’ll be perfect. I may still have my moments, but I’ve been making an effort to remember and apologize when I do. I’m really not a mean or angry person at heart. While I can endure criticism and “hate”, under it all I love this game and what I do. That about sums up my story. Remember that it is okay to ask for help, and it is okay to not know how to help one who asks. Be supportive and if you find yourself in that weird position of not knowing how to help your friend, recommend they seek help. We can’t always fix ourselves without help. I hope this story helps some, either with their own troubles or in understanding “what the hell is wrong with Keenan”. I’m not asking forgiveness of those I’ve offended, but I do hope this explains things a bit. I wish you all well.
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    Please, Wurm, tell me I'm too far away to grab something from a crate/BSB/FSB -before- asking me how much of it I want. It's very frustrating to get the transfer pane, enter a number, and -then- be told "you're too far away".
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    WELCOME TO JOLA'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF DYES ! I have pleasure to invite you to the wonderful land of colors NEW FANTASTIC BUOYS !!! Now you can decorate your home, paint items and transform your piece of wurm into something special I invite you to bring some joy and a bit of pleasure and luxury to your game. I offer lots of great and quality dyes. You can find here anything you need. Prices are : dyes 90+ ql (except black) - 20c/kg (price is negotiable if larger amount) black dye 90+ ql - 30c/kg dyes 80-89 ql (except black) - 10c/kg black dye 80-89 ql - 20c/kg For more info PM Jola in game. My speciality are bright superlamps And some other pics with my dyes
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    For all you archaeologists, veterans and nostalgics: I dug into my old files and records and found some old community maps. Deliverance was born more than 7 years ago, on the 7th September 2011. The maps I uncovered nicely show the evolution of our lovely island over the years. Have fun! September 2011: November 2011: May 2012: December 2012: June 2013: December 2013: July 2014: June 2015: June 2016: April 2017: February 2019: (Unfortunately I could not find a map dated 2018. Maybe one of you can help.)
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    1. Rugs that can be dyed. 2. The ability to dye canopy beds 3. Option to relocate deed token (Freedom only, long cooldown, must be within bounds of existing deed) 4. More slots/capacity on bookshelves (You can't fit very many books on them as it is now) 5. New statues of the gods, craftable with stonecutting (smaller than the arch statues, can substitute as an altar over QL 30) 6. More flower types. (And fuller-looking flowers in pots and planters, they look like sad dying stems.) 7. Better options for dye storage (The alchemist's cabinet is okay, but very limited and the decor on top is repetitive if you have several) 8. Dresses. (Not just for female toons. Let the guys rock a dress and let that chest hair really get it's moment in the spotlight!) 9. Wall decor - tapestries are cool, but there's not enough of them. This is where taxidermy would be awesome. 10. Tall kingdom banners that can be dyed (base freedom model) 11. Glass-making: Windows, glass bottles, wall mirrors 12. New healing cover made from honey+square of cloth (honey is antimicrobial, and these dressing are used in hospitals even now) 13. Recall to tower: Interaction with guard tower that teleports guards not active in combat back to the guard tower. This would remove guards from caves and bridges where they get stuck. 14. Diagonal fences for those less boxy edges. 15. Wagons with plain white cover that can be dyed.
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    I have noticed we can dye saddles but the colour does not appear when worn by the animal, would be a nice feature if this could be implemented.
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    ~ Welcome to the Fragment Store ~ All fragments listed below are 10 copper each! Here is a list of the fragments I currently have for sale If you want to buy, please leave your ingame name below and the amount you want to purchase! (Will combine 10 frags to save cod fees unless you want them separate) ---------------------------------------------------- statue of Tich (Metal) - (29/80) statue of Tich (Marble) - (2/80) statue of Hell Horse - (1/93) statue of Kyklops - (47/46) statue of Rift beast - (76/46) statue of Lava fiend - (30/93) statue of Worg - (32/93) statue of Guard - (29/93) statue of Goblin - (2/40) statue of Eagle - (26/93) statue of Mountain Lion - (3/46) statue of Drake - (4/127) statue of Unicorn - (1/80) ----------------------------------------------------statue of Fo - (22/66) statue of Libila - (5/66) statue of Magranon - (20/66) statue of Vynora - (8/66) ---------------------------------------------------- Mask of the Isles - (10/10)
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    This auction is for a supreme gold small maul, 3 ql, with a seryll of Fo rune attached. This maul glows with a light blue glow. [08:36:43] A smooth heavy clump of metal on a shaft. This is a supreme example of the item, with fine details and slick design. It could be improved with a lump. [08:36:43] A seryll rune of Fo has been attached, so it will increase the chance of successfully enchanting the item (10%) According to the wurmpedia: "Weapons that turn rare, supreme, or fantastic are granted extra damage upon each hit. There have been no numbers published on the exact bonus." Gold also causes more armor damage, takes less decay, and has greater shatter resistence. https://www.wurmpedia.com/index.php/Metal_properties#Table_of_properties I don't have the skill to imp this or cast without shattering, so this maul is blank (other than the rune). I can direct you towards some great crafters and casters or dispel the rune if you need. Opening bid: 10s Reserve: none Bid increments: 50c Sniper protection: 1 hour Buyout: 30s
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    It's been quite a few years since it was removed, I'm not entirely sure why it was removed but I think it would be great if the option to bring back VoIP was explored.
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    Sorry whats the point of head bobbing? Never saw a game that's first person implement this idea. Seems like a early april fools don't you think?
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    +1 This seems to me like the biggest 'bang for buck' QoL improvement the devs could make. Can it not be done simply by equating open distance to grab distance? It's a wonder to me that these values should be different.
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    +1 It's the difference between "Can't" and "Shan't".
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    I wonder if this would work as a Wurm Unlimited server...
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    Tich's Gone Fishin' Memorial (Release L-25) An introduction by friends of Tich. Logging into Wurm, looking at our friend's list to see the first name not online to be Tich pressed those close to her to create a memorial, not only for others to see, but also to leave their own memories about this wonderful person for the rest of Wurm to enjoy. This project began in early November of 2018 and served as a cathartic focus for hearts and minds that were still struggling with Tich's passing. Though the work took only about 2 weeks to complete, with a subsequent few weeks of fine tuning to follow, by far the most difficult task was/is to write on opening introduction to the people of Wurm for the memorial. It is our hope that those touched by Tich or her works in-game will make the journey to Release, at L25, and bring with you a bit of something that ties you to Tich and her works, to be left in perpetuity as your own addition to the memorial. (Feel free to contact Daciana or Pomona by forum pm for help in placing or securing your personal additions, or adding personal anecdotes or stories to the Tich's Gone Fishin' Memorial) What began as players seeking comfort in remembering a friend, transitioned into co-workers yearning for an opportunity to show what she meant to them, and what we all hope will evolve into a community reaching out together to put the wealth of impact Tich made upon us all on exhibition. While here, please take the time to explore every aspect of the memorial. You will find a multitude of surprises made available through substantial background help from the Wurm Online Team all of which were especially close to Tich. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the memorial.
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    thats exactly why theyre the ones being impacted by the system the most, if theyre not watching their skillticks theyd have no idea their skillgain has been stopped. do you really think obscure systems that require you to ask in ca help to workaround are a good game mechanic lmfao
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    @ShrimpiieCome on face reveal.