My moment of inspiration came when I attended my first impalong. It is the last one Willow hosted at Festival Cove. With just a few months into wurm I was still a pretty raw newbie.
My Son Bonegetter had brought me to the game, held my hand as I was eaten by my first spider and gave me a safe place to land. Xaeo taught me carpentry and Molkus was helping me with hunting at the time.
At the impalong i was impressed and in awe of all the hard work players did for each other. Most of all I was impressed by the weaponsmiths,. Zuperman, Gumbo and others rocked it. The sheer volume of imps they did, the time energy and hanging on to sanity all made a deep impact on me, as well as the shortage of ws back then.
Because of that impalong and a sadistic friend named Quiglen I did a 90 ws grind on my Original toon "Chiqa" making it a point to go to every impalong I could to help out, using not only her ws but also bs and carpentry, fine carpentry skills wherever they were needed. Through doing this I learned the value of having good skills in all the basics. Old friends I have been gaming with forever like Chulirac, Gumbo, Jashton, PingPong, Silverwolf, Uisge and Tria now remember and shake their heads in laughter as they watch me do it all again.
As I work on my second toon "Chiqqa" I am repeating the same grinds, starting with ws.
The overwhelming sense of community at that first for me event was an inspiration that has carried me for years.
Through all my years of Wurm the friendships gained, time spent together, joint projects and pains have helped me in the rest of my life. Friends here where rocks when my husband suddenly passed away. Wurm was a constant in my life when all else was in upheaval. We talk on the phone, send each other texts and worry about each other when someone disappears for awhile. What a wonderful way to bring people together.
Suntan once said " Wurm is not a thing, it is a place" this rings so true for me.