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    Public Letter - Retrograde 'Abuse of Power' Claims This is an open letter in response to a number of 'abuse of power' claims made against Retrograde our Community Relations Coordinator as a fair number of people have some very misguided ideas about what transpired in some specific situations. Rolf has been investigating these 'abuse of power' claims and has requested that I as Head Game Master investigate years worth of logs in detail for context on every issue that he indicated. After a very in depth review I have been asked to make known to the public the results of this investigation. 1 - Horse with good gear taken from one person and returned to its owner. Claim – Retrograde is accused of abusing his powers to take a horse from someone and return it to someone that he is friends with. Status – False Origin – In December of 2018 one or more of the servers had to undergo multiple restarts. These restarts were necessary but not planned and caused a player to lose a horse with a lot of high quality gear as they did not have a chance to secure, tame, or brand the horse during these restarts. By the time the player had managed to log back in someone else had obtained the horse and the gear on it. Following precedent in this situation, I retrieved and returned the horse, as it was lost by no fault of the player due to extenuating circumstances. Retrograde was not involved in the return of the horse to the player. 2 - Summer Hat Claim – Retrograde gave a Summer Hat to a friend of his. Status – True Origin – Game Masters, Developers, and Team Volunteers are given an item or a coupon for each years Christmas as an appreciation of their service to the community. These items must be approved by the Head Game Master after a review of their affect on the game or community to avoid any overpowered or improper items being allowed in. Retrograde's last Christmas wish was a Summer Hat which is a gift that Rolf handed out once in the past to Game Masters. Team Members are allowed to use their gifts or coupons as they wish, including giving them as gifts. I approved the Summer Hat for Retrograde's Christmas gift and after that he was allowed to do with it as he saw fit. 3 - Dragon Shoulder Pads Claim – Retrograde gave dragon shoulder pads to someone Status – True Origin – For the purposes of advertising and promotion within the Vynora Entertainment Network, Retrograde did in fact create a pair of dragon shoulder pads that were given away during a streaming event. I found no illicit activity involved in this matter as the event and giveaway were public and anyone interested in participating had a chance to win them. 4 - Finding creatures during unique hunts Claim – Retrograde used his powers to locate dragons for his friends. Status – False Origin – Mainly just coincidence. Myself, two Developers, and Retrograde had been monitoring some peculiar situations regarding unique creatures. I can see very clearly who tries to use any powers to interact with creatures and when. Retrograde used his access five times in the last 2 years and during each instance it was for official business and did not coincide with any hunts that he or his friends were involved in. 5 - Retrograde hired a friend as a Game Master Claim – Retrograde added a close friend as a Game Master and a Community Relations member. Status – False Origin – We have a team member who is connected to Retrograde who came up through the ranks and was given a green light for training as a Game Master. Retrograde has no authority to add Game Masters to the team. I added this team member to training on the recommendation of six of my most active Game Masters at the time. Their assessment was based on that members activity and positive record of good responses and quick responses and I agreed with their assessment. It is true that this team member is also part of Retrograde's community relations work. I have no issue with that at all, as we even have a Developer who is also a forum moderator. This is the bulk of the main points brought forward by those who feel Retrograde had at some point abused his powers to help his friends. Because of the nature of these claims Rolf asked me to look through years of logs and look for any irregularities. After a lot of sleepless nights reviewing line after line of logs and comparing to events and official business we have identified every single thing Retrograde has used his powers for on the live servers. Every item, every lamp, every brick, every teleport, and so on, I can point to an official action or event and have found absolutely no abuse of his access to create items or assistance for his friends. The single most important thing that must be maintained by all of us is that if we cannot be public and transparent about an action that we take, then we are doing something that we should not be doing. In one fashion or another, that has been a guiding principal to my actions as Head Game Master, and every team member from Rolf on down should always keep this idea in mind when we are working on anything. It is this very principal that allows me the freedom to post the results of this lengthy investigation for public consumption in the interest of quelling these false narratives about Retrograde. Retrograde himself, as our Community Relations Coordinator has been pushing me to be more transparent with our community, which has not been an easy battle with all the years I have spent protecting confidential information so that you could enjoy the game without us spoiling it for anyone. With very few exceptions, our Community Relations Coordinator has always done his best to keep me informed of his plans regarding promotion of Wurm Online and Wurm Unlimited, especially when he needs certain items or creatures and has kept me appraised of his activities, usually to request permission to act, before I even review the logs. With transparency in mind, this is how our team is currently setup. Rolf is at the top of the food chain as CEO of Code Club AB, and then there is Budda who is our Project Manager here for Wurm Online and those are the only two with the authority to investigate me should any claims be brought to them. As Head Game Master it is then my job to oversee anything that is done on the live servers by any avatar from our players on up including our Community Relations Coordinator. This means that no one may use any powers without my knowledge or ability to review. Thank you, Wurm Online Team
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    Picture shows the damage these nets took in only a few days, while undergroud, on deed, in a house, inside a cart !! Even rock shards decay less ! This must be a bug, can't be intentional! (Lots of other fishing materials such as fishing lines and others also decay faster than many other items!)
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    I'd probably consider playing again if we had a new map. Chaos is old and stale, Elevation is just plain bad.
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    Please no, my various wives would find out about each other this way
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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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    New: Head bobbing on movement animations was disabled Bugfix: Animations should no longer glitch to idle in certain cases Bugfix: Client will no longer stop responding when attempting to use the spyglass The post Client update: 19/FEB/19 Head bobbing and animation tweaks appeared first on Wurm Online.
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    Missed it, but still - thank you for the public slaying
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    polygamy, same sex marriage, IVF (new cooking tool - turkey baster), adoption, consummation so many things to consider but we still don't even have black people
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    can we just scrap the chaos map and give us an old-ele structured and sized (but new) map im gonna be honest, on the current iteration of chaos this is gonna be about as much fun as well.. i can't even think of anything the idea is good, but the map sucks for it, and the map already sucks for our current playerbase size
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    A little personal venting. It's this kind of stuff here that brings me to the verge of just quitting everything to do with Wurm. I do a lot. I don't ask for thanks. I don't even post what I do unless it affects players. Yet here we have a situation where Rolf himself investigated. The results are made transparent, and a former developer who has a knife sharpened for the rest of us is making unsubstantiated posts for the player base to read. We have members of that player base taking it to heart and continuing with the attacks on a staff member who has done nothing wrong. It's disgusting. I don't get paid for this anymore. I gave up my salary to make this game better, and stuff like this makes me wonder if the stress I'm feeling right now is still worth it. I'm still here. I'm still doing everything I did before. I want to still be here until the last player leaves, no matter how long that is and I want to keep the damn lights on for however long that is. This is my passion. I'm not in it for anything else but love. I'm a wee bit emotional right now, but you know what? Maybe that's what this thread needs. Some emotion. I wasn't even upset at the unnamed insinuation that I delete logs. I was more upset that Joelle is yet again being dragged through the mud for someone to stoke their ego and base.
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    Join me this coming Wurm Wednesday for a very special episode (20th Feb starting 7pm GMT10+) where we will be doing our first ever Wurm bar crawl on Indie! What will this all involve? Well I'm glad you asked! Meeting at k25 on Indie YOU are invited to come along on the journey of drunkenness and laughter as we experience a truly odd Wurm Adventure Tons of small fun giveaways over the course of the stream! Special guests on the stream to help keep you all entertained and hopefully keep Drongo in check! A HUGE giveaway of one charge of a Smoke of Sol, all you need to do to enter is be watching and have a Twitch account to type in the chat when the type word is given for the raffle! Premium drunken Drongo fun A super sekret major surprise announcement on the evening of ANOTHER major event Drongo readying his beer stein for heavy action! I do need your help though! I need deed holders on Indie, or travelers who are familiar or have bars, inns and taverns to post the co-ords on the map below of where some premium locations we can visit and perhaps a brief description of where specifically! I promise that myself and my fellow bar crawlers are well mannered (kinda) and we all tip well. So please make sure we visit your hard worked on drinking establishments and highlight them on the stream. Any other suggestions for the evening are welcome and I look forward to seeing you all soon. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VXUlm1dnPAy4mcp7-thzVoPcrJaN4Rv8/view This is where where you can catch the stream if you're not familiar:
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    ** Recipe goal completers! If you don't care what recipes you want, you can PM me screenshots of your cooking journal and which goal you are trying to reach. I will do the rest.** **Yes, I will be offering discounts/swaps-10% off of orders of 100 recipes. Large orders may take a few days** Now selling some natural/bulk goods, archaeology items, and cooking supplies, as well as recipes. Almost everything can be COD'd at a cost of 1c from a new, fast mailbox (10c for barrels, 1i for recipes) each or picked up from J16 Indy. Bulk goods are pick up or wagoner on Indy, though I may be able to deliver to some coastal areas, if you ask! I have a merchant at CLUB Market, by Haven's Landing with a small sample of recipes, cooking items, rares, and barrels of bulk ingredients. I accept payment in silver and sleep powders (1s each), but I accept barter as well! Barter/Swaps accepted for payment: Recipes- 10c, includes the subrecipes, if you need them. Subrecipes alone (at the bottom) are 3c. COD is 1i per recipe. Recipe count: 623! (How many are there? I don't know. I'm hoping there's an achievement to let me know!) Desserts and sandwiches -10c each - Baking skill: Meals- 10c each - Hot food cooking skill: Cold dishes- 10c each - Cooking parent skill Sub-recipes-3c each Various skills, used in multiple recipes: Drinks/Alcohol-10c each -Beverages skill (All alcohol recipes are the unfermented recipes, where necessary. Complete the recipes through to the final product for more recipes, if you are pursuing goals.) Cooking Supplies Rares, gems, & archaeology Bulk and Organic Goods
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    Could we get some sort of saddle racks or displays, now that we have a number of available items for our horses! Something similar to the armour racks, to be able to store our saddles and gear on, preferably functioning! But even if its just some sort of decoration would be nice. Another item to work our fine carp on!
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    Not forgotten and I'm glad it's stable, but we aren't resolved with the situation yet, we'll let everyone know when we're done
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    A piece of every colour of dragon scale is now available - also random everyday equipment...
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    +1. Armyskin for trophy wife 2019. Make polygamy great again.
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    This was fixed, but the patchnote went missing: https://forum.wurmonline.com/index.php?/topic/168423-patch-notes-14feb19-visible-fruit-and-head-bobbing/
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    stay away from my woodscraps!
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    I like it, but animations need to be adjusted to compensate: Actions like chopping trees and mining that cause your head to lurch forward, which is honestly kind of weird in itself (pretty bad form to just throw your entire body forward like that). The occasional very harsh jerky movements you get when performing actions and moving at the same time. The idle animation, especially with the exaggerated breathing and the difficulty it imposes on placing objects. Also: One reason this kind of thing is an issue in a game like this and not in real life is that, in real life, your eyes track what you're looking at pretty much automatically even as your head moves. So if you're doing a task and moving around, your eyes compensate. In-game, this doesn't happen, so head motion is drastically more jarring.
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    T-pose to assert your dominance.
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    Chaos, complete 180°
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    It will be too hard to made for Devs volunteers
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    It took me years to seek help. Many of my alliance call me Dorkian because I can be very silly when online, and I come off in forums and in Wurm as a good soul that 'grins from ear to ear', but in real life I had anxiety issues that made me a total a$$. Two years ago I got so bad in RL I finally went for professional help . My doctor recommended medication to help, I hated the idea of it, and he suggested something 'low key'...Benadryl. ..Yup, the stuff we give to dogs on planes to keep them calm, or we take ourselves to stop sniffles during the pollen seasons. Silly as it was, it totally changed my life. I've gone from a total a$$ to being a bit Snarky in a funny way or as the Kids In The Hall would say 'Evil, impolite and eeeevil!'. My doctor said, (after a few hours or me rambling about my virtual lives) 'It is human nature to do things that make you happy. It doesn't matter if it is in a real world or a virtual one, it will affect you more than you may think, and those things can help to make you a happier you, which is the real you that you want to be.' Be strong. Be positive. Keep being a better you!
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    Can we make hte head bobbing disabled by default? Pretty annoying to have to turn it on. I like the watch true the eyes and go with the head but the back and forth thing really kills it IMO. Feels like i have an illness and makes me seasick.
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