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  1. 24 points
    Dear Wurmians, With the world currently suffering the effects of COVID-19, we know many players have been affected by this situation, whether it is by lockdown, quarantine, essential services working or reduced hours. We understand that this period is tough for many of you and that engaging with others online is all the more critical for us. During this time, we wanted to introduce a few bonuses to make this trying time more enjoyable. Chest Skin and Marks Every premium player who logs in from the 3rd of April until the 12th of April will receive 8,000 Loyalty Marks as well as an exclusive ancient large chest skin. This reward can be redeemed at any point after purchase of premium until the 12th of April. Bonus Skillgain Starting on the 3rd of April we'll be introducing our first skill gain and affinity chance bonus! From the 3rd until the 5th of April it will be a 30% bonus to both skill gain and the chance of receiving an affinity from actions for all players regardless of premium status. From the 6th until the 12th of April it will be a 10% bonus to both, so jump on and take advantage! We also have several projects in the works: A new user interface with improved functionality Volumetric lighting effects More journal tiers Reworks of several systems Moving our servers to improved hosting Launch of Wurm Online on Steam Please make sure you stay safe during these times, observe health and safety warnings and look after loved ones. We will be here continuing to work on making Wurm the best it can be. Regards, The Wurm Online team.
  2. 20 points
    We will be taking all servers down on Wednesday, April 1 2020 in preparation for migrating Celebration to AWS! This isn't an April Fool's joke, though any downtime outside of what we expect can be blamed on the day for sure. The schedule of events: Tuesday, March 31: - Stand up the infrastructure for Celebration and prepare it to take the server data. Wednesday, April 1: - Offline all servers around noon UTC (8am Eastern US). - Update all servers with Celebration's new connection information. - Dump all of Celebration's data and upload to new server. - Restore data onto Celebration's new hardware. - Set up AWS-related configurations for Celebration. - Online all servers! I've decided to keep all servers down for the migration as it shouldn't take more than an hour of downtime, though I will call it 1 to 2 hours for safety. If it lasts longer than an hour then we can make the call to bring all other servers online, though keep in mind that mail and travel to Celebration while it is offline is unadvised. A reminder that we may have growing pains with this change. We've been very careful in our decisions around what resources to allocate for servers, but we've yet to have a solid player load on an AWS host. I also can't stress enough that while this uplift has many benefits for us, it cannot fix issues in the code that can cause lag. We'll need to address reports of lag carefully to see if it's something we can fix with a code change or something that needs to be fixed with configuration or resources. Here we go!
  3. 10 points
    Here we are again, and its almost that time of the year again for the annual Summer Friend-A-Long! This event is brought to you by Dragon Beard Markets, the Academy Network Alliance of Pristine, and random donors like you out there! This years Event will be held July 24th to the 29th. Hopefully this window will allow most folks the chance to attend and join in and the foolery of it all. Some of you may be asking what is an Imp-along? Well basically is a community event where everyone gets together to imp and cast for each other for free! Anyone can come, anyone can help imp. Often people just come to grind there skill for free. You don't have to be able to get to 70q imps, just do what you can and someone else will finish up the work! The only real restrictions is on channeling skill to help prevent shattered items. Made some changes to the deed based on feedback. Build a whole new arena that is designed around accommodating val and jackal mobs. We have collected a massive amount of materials, cotton, body bags, booze and prizes. I hope to see you all at turn up for the fun and games this year! Were going to commemorate the new arena with something special this year.... As I always say, If you didn't die at the imp-along you did it wrong! Please keep and eye on this thread as i will be updating it regularly with details of events, changes, whatever.... When: July 24th- 29th 2020 Where: Pristine, T16, Friendship Bay deed. Map: https://prnt.sc/jdif1w - In game Map location. Map: https://prnt.sc/jdifka You can also plot to Friendship Bay from the highway network nearly anywhere on pristine. Imping Materials: All materials provided will be stocked in the resource carts next to each station, the general public will not have access to the bulk of materials, please try to NOT COMBINE tiny lumps like silver, gold, electrum, and the like for imping larger items like weapons and shields. Material usage will be alot higher, and we will get alot less imps out of the total stock of that material, less used is more for everyone! if you need a refill on something please ask in local or a "Wurm Lord" for refill. Getting YOUR items imped: As mentioned before be sure ALL your items are correctly named with your character. Find the station relavent to the skill required for your equipment. for example Hammers in Blacksmithing, Swords in Weapon smithing etc. Most are pretty obvious. Some of the most commonly misplaced items are: Carving Knife, Sickle, and Scythe witch are actually Weapon smithing. (Cooking) Knife and Leather Knife are actually Blacksmithing. New fishing rods are Fine carpentry, and the legacy rods are Carpentry Fishing Reels are Jewelry Smithing, with the exception of the deep water reel witch is Blacksmithing What to bring: Anything you want Imped, Casted, unique bloods mixed, imbues applied, Items needing mendings, etc, if it can be improved we can prob handle it here. What is expected of you as a patron: Be polite and be respectful! Don't forget to put your characters NAME ON ALL YOUR ITEMS! Cant stress this enough. Anything not properly named is likely to be lost or stuffed in an overflow bin, and once moved with no name, there is basically no way to identify it as yours. Please try and remove your items promptly once imped/casted to avoid having your items secured in overflow. You do NOT need to label them with what cast/imp you want, just your name. Just make sure you place them in the correct container. Do NOT abuse people's generosity! Don't bring 10 or even 5 of the same item for imping/casting. The only real exception to this might be horse shoes. Anyone caught taking advantage will forfeit there items and be asked to leave. And the veteran impers do know what to look for, i removed almost 100 items last year due to abuse, and it was veterans who tipped me off. Do NOT sell items that were done for you at the impalong. Its about helping people out, not taking advantage of someone else's work to put coin in your pocket. Getting items casted is at your own risk! Thoe the priest will be required to have at least 70 channeling and demonstrate so with there 70+ title. Shatters can and will happen at an event like this. Item quality plays a big in this so if your going to get something casted, consider imping it first. If an item is shattered, and its reproducible on site, feel free to ask someone with skill to re craft it for you. You should not need to pick any items up that are not your (nor will you be able to inside a building) If your items are moved to overflow please contact a "Wurm Lord" Items are only returned to the character named on it! Also feel free to help imp items even if you don't have that skill to 70. The only real restriction is channeling. Everyone is welcome to help out! Consider this an opportunity to grind your skills and no expense to you other then time. Mats and favor are provided so go crazy imp or cast all the things! When you complete and imp or cast please call it out in local to the owner something like "/me VirusMD your pickaxe imp is done!" This should help keep things flowing particularly for items waiting to receive multiple casts. Please check on your items frequently when possible to avoid having them moved into overflow storage. What is expected as an Imper or Caster at the Friend-A-Long: All of the above + Please name your lumps/materials if you have to put them back in the forge etc 70+ in your imping skills of choice is recommended but feel free to chip in with whatever skills you have for imping. 70+ Channeling skill is required to be permitted to cast on other people's items. You should be sure to wear your 70+ channeling title Sermons: Sermons are volunteer led, if you wish to participate in the sermon group please ask for a sermon team invite in local, and get further information for slotting inside that channel. What we still need: Mainly its down to prizes prizes prizes! Anything you think might make a good prize. Ships, rares, Kingdom Flags, Hota's Arch statues, Sleep Powder, Skins, etc.... You get the idea. Donations are recorded and accredited here on the thread and announced when given away in case you want to make a donation for a service thread etc. If your interested in coming PLEASE make a post listing the skills your interested in working, and if you need a room be sure to include your character(s) names. Friendship Inn and Lounge: Need a place to sleep off a hard days work? Hide from a GM (good luck), or just get out of the way? The Friendship inn and Lounge, has a pleasant little relaxation area on the room with a wide variety of booze for you discerning wurmian hooligans. The inn is capable of bedding 80 characters in 70 secure rooms with storage options. If you need a secure room for your stay please make a post requesting a room, be sure to include your character(s) names in the post. There is also a large piece of land set aside for "Tent City" Just outside the inn on the sandy beach area next to the docking (parking) slips on the East end of the event location. The Deed: The imping hall itself it a 5 floor (3 double floors) pottery building with slate/marble decor. Brokenn into 3 floors dedicated to various tasks. The First floor is the now the casting/sermon area, I've broken all the spells into 4 main groups, based on the spell/priests that cast it. each group has at least 2-4 dedicated altars PER priest for that category, the more common priest like Vynora/Fo. So no worries about tripping over each other at the altar! All organized into corners, In the center of it all is another ring of altars, surrounding a rare altar for the sermon goers, and the building is designed in such a way, that everyone below you should be counted as listeners for HUGE faith ticks!in the corners you will find some relaxing area's to afk/get out of the way in along with stairwells to the other floors. The second floor is for Non smithing related imps, broken into 4 main area's depending on the skill used. The 3rd is now the forge area based on feedback from previous years. Mainly smoke in the face of folks working on the second floor, the forge area is 24x forges nestled together in a large group in the center At this time we have about 1.1 Million Favor worth of veggies ready to go! Want to help chop? no? good! we don't need you!, because@ChampagneDragonis amazing and did nearly ALL the chopping, with some support from Ladygodiva! Apparently she likes doing this, so yah, amazing! Champagnedragon also does it for your precious silvers, so if you need stuff chopped look no further, or cordage now as well look no further then a PM to her! Great attitude, very fast, great rates. And a special thanks to the group of dedicated farmers to help with the job of growing 200k veggies.... Then 200k more when they nerf them.... Ouch! Thanks to Almostsolitude, Morde, Dragonshearts, Ladygodiva, and prob some more I forgot about! Ship Imps: The WEST end of the deed is where docks are located for people who would like there ships imped as well. Please do not park here if your ship is over 70q, and Please move your ship once it has been imped help keep congestion down in the area for the impers. Ship Parking: The EAST end of the deed houses several new docking teirs that will house many ships, if your ship does not need to be impled please be sure to park on the EAST side of the deed, where "Tent City" is located just East of the Friendship Inn and Lounge. Blood Mixing: We have a large supply of source salt for potion making, so feel free to bring your bloods for mixing. Hopefully well get a couple high skill volunteers who can do them for us! Got a nice NS? drop me a line here or PM me if your willing to help out. Staff Members Lists AKA "Wurm Lords": Materials Provided and Materials Needed: Prizes Donated: Materials Donated: Events and Games: Registered Impers: Registered Priests: Gratz:
  4. 10 points
    My favorite sunset from Meerhaven: clear skies, Glengarry in the distance, and the stars just beginning to come out at dusk.
  5. 9 points
    since the downtime will be negatively impacting our april fools, can we get a week of power tool sounds as compensation
  6. 7 points
    Full Jackal on display from Blackbird Port on Independence
  7. 6 points
    The cause of the lag has been identified. To put it simply, a server with a player load uses more disk than what we had allotted. To put it technically, we tested and went with the mid-tier general purpose drives. They worked well without a player load, and we couldn't load test it enough to get a good idea of how well it would hold up. The reason things were good to start is because there's a "burst balance" of I/O Operations Per Second (IOPS), which we exhausted. This is when the lag started as our IOPS capped at a rather low number. The solution is two-part and will more than likely need adjustments. We're upgrading to the IOPS provisioned drives (io1) and allocating a baseline of IOPS. It's unclear whether the base line we allocate will be sufficient right off but based upon the usage graph I have, it should be right in the ball park of where we need to be. We may need to increase this value should lag persist. Celebration is on the way back up, and we will continue to monitor the situation.
  8. 6 points
    TV Tuesday at Cornersville Until we invent TVs, this is best we can do. Happy April Fool's !!! \o/ TeeeBOMBs screenies
  9. 6 points
  10. 5 points
    Small suggestion for skin chest: make some items inside, like in normal chest, couse now it's totally empty, after opening the top. For example, it it's standing on the carpet, you see this carpet inside wich looks rather bad.
  11. 5 points
    Thank you to the Devs and all the other behind the scenes that came up with the wonderful update. Microwave in my kitchen?! I wondered who's house I had materialized into. Also love the new skills . . . . my affinity is Rock Sniffing. Skyefox Mayor Albia Estates
  12. 5 points
    ne and all are invited to attend the slaying of The venerable fat fierce green dragon hatchling. The slaying shall occur promptly at 8pm UTC. The following clock has been provided for those whom may live in timezones that are not GMT, and require conversion. And it shall occur only at the location marked roughly on this map: N13 upon the isles of Release. Turning up elsewhere is extremely unlikely to incur a dragon fight. the bottom left arrow is nearest, it's on N13, I should stop using this image The rules of previous dragon slayings shall be repeated in this one: Alts in local are fine. All those who join in the fight (and are not, themselves, alts) are eligible to retrieve loot rolled from the corpse of the dragon, as well as the corpse itself. All items attained from the dragon will be rolled. All people are advised to arrive early, lest they miss the event. Washing basins will be provided to slow the spread of COVID-19 in this trying time. In the leadup to the fight, all characters are asked to wash and engage in social distancing.
  13. 5 points
    Sometimes you have to encourage them.....
  14. 4 points
    I really hope it isn't an April Fool's joke, considering you started your sentence with "With the world currently suffering the effects of COVID-19..." . If it is, then poor taste compared to other April Fools jokes. If it isn't, the kudos on you guys for a good addition.
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    Can you re-post on april 2nd if this is real and not something to get our hopes up about during this pandemic!
  17. 4 points
    Could we have a change that make blessed braziers behave same as blessed lamps when offdeed?
  18. 4 points
    Catching Spring Fever and decided to decorate my newly built bridge with flowerpots
  19. 4 points
    As some of you might have seen, Retro announced the steam page last night/today and revealed that I had been making some screenshots for that purpose. To make my task easier, Retro and Samool helped get me set up with the tools I need to be able to make them, and so over the past couple of weeks I have been traveling around the various servers admiring your guys amazing creations and taking screenshots of the ones that felt especially picturesque. Retro already revealed some of them in the Steam page, but I thought y'all would be interested in seeing the rest of the final ones I came up with, together with what was the name of the deed and what server it was on. Below, are just a few samples. There were 41 in total. Here are a few samples, but if you want to check out all the rest, you can do so from this link: https://www.andrea.net/wurm_shots_fixes/forum/
  20. 3 points
    For some reference I got the chests on the test server Also dyed one blue to show the difference!
  21. 3 points
    For april fools I drew myself
  22. 3 points
    How about something like this:- Instead of a dragon randomly spawning, there is some mechanism to spawn the dragon\drake. Perhaps you have to collect 25 key fragments or something similar. Once you have 25 you can spawn it and kill it. So a more casual player might take many months to find all 25 key fragments, he can then either sell them or barter with a dragon slaying group for help to kill it. A dragon slaying group can hunt for\buy keys and pool keys to get a kill. You choose when it spawns, so its purely a choice if you share it with the server or not and also mitigates alt leeching. The little guy\solo player still has a decent chance of getting keys so when he either gets a group or pays a group to kill it, as the number of people will be smaller he will get a good chunk of hide. Also fixes the toxic dragon penning behavior which was never really an intended mechanic.
  23. 3 points
    Celebration is now the first player-accessible live server running in AWS! This move should resolve the massive lag spikes we were seeing on Celebration, but we may experience growing pains as we adjust settings and resources for the server in AWS. The server is also still hosted in Germany. While connection lag such as from the United States and Australia will not go away it may improve some due to the AWS infrastructure. If reporting lag issues, please consider this connection lag. Also it’s best to judge lag over a period of time. The type of lag we’d expect to see would be smaller and frequent spikes, if any lag at all.
  24. 3 points
    if the goal is to keep us busy during the covid pandemy and maybe attract back some old players, might i suggest a few free premium day coupon like you did in the past? (as well as a mailing list to all the tied email tied to wurm accounts).
  25. 3 points
    hell yeah can we go full plague doctor suit up too
  26. 3 points
    Sorry but absolutely no. This is Wurm, we got enough of this stuff in real life, dont need a constant reminder of it when I play a game.
  27. 3 points
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  29. 3 points
    PLEASESSSSSS flower seeds... garden tiles .. garden edges, gate arches with flowers, bushes with flowers that look like flowers, maybe just put roses that look like roses on the trellis, and .. and … and..STAINED GLASS WINDOWS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING ELSE TO DO. oh . and inside walls flat and whitewashed? oh, be able to dye the rugs .. that would be great. please and thank you
  30. 3 points
    Add Insanity Hallucinations that are Guards from disbanded Kingdoms that lasted at least 2+ years doubt it'd be hard to add the images to RNG pick of tower guard from hallucination.
  31. 3 points
    bump, interested in tomes and not discussion about the economy, even though you could technically put that in a book and call it a tome hell just sell me humanoid uniques if you want, i'll take the gamble on a tome
  32. 3 points
    Instead of picking and choosing individuals, can we just have all plantable light sources able to be blessed and behave as lamps offdeed?
  33. 2 points
    -1 for the people that might not understand how pvp works let me try to break it down for you the reason a captains stamina drains is to create an exploitable weakness in chasing an enemy boat, if you don't mitigate it, you're going to lose they added a combat cooldown to eating and in my opinion that should extend to archery proccing the effect as well, so you can't just "cheese it with sandwiches" but you can still drop the sails for stamina regain, ask for a refresh etc. everyone will agree to just remove the current sailing mechanics because they're pure ass, but removing the stamina drain is dumb and is meant to benefit dumb groups of players who can't micromanage their gameplay sorry, some people are going to be better than others, not sorry
  34. 2 points
    I'll buy the "Rock Shards c94 w86 (78c)". Send to Chromega.
  35. 2 points
    It does apply to fighting skill as well. While the skill and affinity bonuses have started almost na hour ago, on midnight CEST, the skin and Marks should start appearing in your inventories in about an hour, at midnight UTC. Wogic sadly does affect timezones.
  36. 2 points
    Right-clicking is a hard way to judge. I felt some delay too (east coast US), though Samool, who is closer to the servers, felt it was instant. The doors I noticed immediately though. I think I had one instance of it hitching shortly after start-up, but since then it's been nice. I'll be on Keenan most of the day doing some dog-fooding.
  37. 2 points
    Can you make my usually shitty RNG better during this time?
  38. 2 points
    Done. I have a request for all of you, guys: As described in the OP this map is based on a web-based software that automatically creates all map elements from tables with coordinates. I am NOT manually "drawing" deeds, highways or anything else, as it was done in the old times. That's why the OP says: You help me a lot (and speed up the process as well) by following that rule. Updating the map will usually take considerably longer if you leave the coordinate picking (and sometimes coordinate "guesssing") to me. There were cases when I literally had to ride out there to check a new highway in order to get the proper coordinates. I really try hard to keep this map up to date, but I also rely on your cooperation. Giving me the full set of coordinates for highways, tunnels, canals really helps getting my job done. Thank you.
  39. 2 points
    Thank you! The skill renames were a group effort - in some cases, we had multiple possibilities and the dev team voted on the best. Glad you're enjoying them
  40. 2 points
    It says you just have to log in at least once somewhere from 3 to 12 april. Note that it's not 3 april yet, you won't get them today.
  41. 2 points
    I want them to be therefore they are. Checkmate
  42. 2 points
    I remember when I was a teen, one boy brought in his ferret to school. It was almost an apricot colour, and I thought it was lovely. Some kids went up and stroked it, others ran away screaming and went on to tell on him. Unfortunately he had not cleared it with the teachers, and I am sorry to say he got into some trouble for it.
  43. 2 points
    What about a delay on the additional info. Hover over:- the character name displays instantly. Maintain the hover for say 2 seconds (for example): - the titles and honours. The result from the op would be "Beastwolf" for two seconds and then the rest as displayed. Or maybe on hover, display the name and titles, and then on maintained hover display the honors. The result would "Arch Mage Beastwolf the Mental" Or or, have a nickname. The character's nickname would by default be the basic character name, but would be changeable. The nickname would be the basic display and the full name as per the op would be on held hover. This would also facilitate a level of name changes that people could be fine with, their nickname is the display name on hover, but everything else uses the actual character name. For example a character named Geoff might have the nickname "Shorty", "Geoff" is what displays in chats etc and there is no getting away from that, but face to face you would see when you hover "Shorty" and then "Geoff". Or not.
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    Or just check the checkbox to hide other people's titles in manage profile?
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    If anything needs changed on the small cart, it's to allow us to load 1x small crate (I suggested the same for the row boat). Leave it alone other wise, I still use mine from 8 years ago lol
  48. 2 points
    Issue fixed with today's hotfix: https://forum.wurmonline.com/index.php?/topic/174509-hotfix-27mar20/ Unfortunately, it doesn't go back and fix what happened, but hopefully with this update it won't happen again.
  49. 2 points
    Blackbird Kitchen on Indy. Built it for Emoo! A few more small touches and it'll be all done. then back to Deli for to continue working on the Palace at San Fazenda, Added a top down pic with the finished Kitchen at Blackbird
  50. 2 points
    Finally my Libila colossus is in place: