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  1. Great response, Keenan! Thanks so very much, that is exactly what I wanted to hear. The run down of the past few months make sense, but its even more understandable hearing it from someone on the team, especially you. Everyone on Wurm Unlimited is super excited for this update and I for one am very excited to hear it is very soon on the way. The dev team gets a lot of slack sometimes, but the past few years of updates have been especially amazing. The player base is very involved in the progress and development of the game, and that's a huge reason why I love Wurm so much. It's kept me here these last seven years, and I am sure many more to come! Keep up the great work!
  2. I figured as much, but wanted to hear it from the horses mouth! We've been discussing it a lot lately in my unlimited circle. Thanks so much for responding quickly Retro, you are the man!
  3. Today marks the 168th day we've gone without an update for Wurm Unlimited, just short of six months. While I know a lot is coming down the pipeline as far as updates from Wurm Online, I'm just curious, is there any news about when our next update will be? Many of us over here are very excited for what's been added and are very hungry to get our hands on the new patches! Any news is good news, we'd just like to have some sort of timeline to quantify the time we have to suffer the wait! Devs, Retro, is there any news on this front?
  4. +1 --- All your suggestions are amazing ideas, but need to be well thought out. I'll take your water suggestion idea, and simplify it. I'd love to have water tables at different elevations, not just at water level zero. They could be added in a "natural spring" type of system, where randomly around the terrain, water tables could be generated in a small, defined area, allowing for high-mountain ponds, lakes, and "streams". Digging near them could be made a little limited as the smaller water tables wouldn't go until the end of the map like the zero water table does, and digging near them would expose the unnatural edges of the water table game object. Maybe you could get some sort of error message like "The action would drain the pond". Flowing water, of course, would be more difficult to add and require a complete rework of the existing water system. While this wasn't what you were asking for, and what we all would hope for, I'd settle for at least something like this! Surely random little water tables called natural springs could be added at random elevations!
  5. While Sindusk's departure from the Wurm dev team is terrible, at least with his resignation many problems that are behind the scenes have been brought to light. Instead of berating the Wurm dev team's poor leadership, we should be encouraging change that will better the game we all know and love. Calls for protest and boycott will do nothing but hurt the game more. Hopefully no one here wants to see the dev team (and Wurm as a whole) fail. We need to encourage the restructuring of said policies so that the next volunteer developer will stay with the team and further the game.
  6. I absolutely love this idea! Though I have yet to try the new fishing system, having a bell seems that it would alleviate a lot of the problems folks are upset about! Also love a real use for the small bell! +1
  7. Curtains

    Yes please! Windows in this game seem so awkward. Like a square hole in the wall with no real purpose in the world. What I'd really like is glass windows, either instead, or in addition to curtains. Spice up those windows!
  8. Casting Enchant on a tile border. Being able to freeze the aging by casting the path of love's "Enchant" would be nice. No one likes pruning hedges every month.
  9. I, too, have been thinking about these! Would be such a nice feature to have carriages of all sizes! Single seaters, two seaters(like chariots) and even giant ones like the full carriages (think Cinderella's pumpkin carriage) would be so nice! Vehicles strictly for transportation of people, while not necessary (as large carts already fill this role), would add another option when choosing ground vehicles. Just because there are other objects that fill these roles does not mean we shouldn't add more variety. Variety, after all, is the spice of life!
  10. The new Wagoner! I suggest they make personal wagons have the option to have that crate orientation on the inside, that looks so nice from all angles! Less like someone lives in the thing, and more like someone uses it for work (Like we all do!)
  11. I do agree that my post is flawed now that I see it from other crafters perspectives. Imping items really is the money maker. What I'm saying is some skills dont have often-used items that make them to need imping often. How often do you have to imp a pottery amphora? not often. We need more items that are used often, so they take damage and require imps at the same rate that dragon armor needs imped.
  12. I'd like to buy the Glass Flask. Mail it to Leifar, thanks!
  13. Crafting Product Profitability Wurm has a plethora of wonderful skills, each one with it's own functions, uses, and perks. I prefer to separate skills into four categories:Gathering, Crafting, Combat, and Leisure. I want to focus here on the crafting skills. The crafting skill category consists of 8 crafting skills. These are skills that take items from gathering skills and use them to produce a product in the game. The seven skills include: Carpentry, Smithing, Tailoring, Masonry, Pottery, Alchemy, Rope-making, and Cooking. Each one is unique to the products it produces, and many of them have sub-skills. However, even though the products from each skill are unique to itself, only two of the skills have high-end products. Smithing and Tailoring, both of which have products that sell for high-coinage value. Smithing has the creation of dragon scale armor with the use of its sub-skill, Plate Armor Smithing. Tailoring, just the same, has the production of dragon hide armor, which uses the sub-skill Leather-working. Unless an item is won or given as a reward, or maybe if an item is fantastic, no other items sell for as much as the dragon armors do. Which sort of makes those sub-skills the best skills to have if you want to participate in the economy. What I'm suggesting here is that maybe the other skills could get an economy handout. To think about how to do this, we can track back to why smithing and tailoring are profitable. They each take items dropped by uniques, and turn it into a very useful item to have. So its gathering process is the product of a unique fight. Perhaps the other skills lacking profitable products could get a gathering item from the result of a unique fight too. For example, maybe the troll king could drop a felled tree(its club) of a wood type unobtainable by any other source. This when used in the creation of a weapon (think combat stave, fancy clubs[expand that club skill gains!] or like the Staff of Land) could allow the player to have the advantage in combat, and then be both rare, and therefore valuable. ideally the item would be of equal value to that of dragon armors. That of course is just an example of what could be done. Wurm's economy fluctuates and for the devs to know what adding any given item will do to the market and to the game is nearly impossible. Personally I would just like to see all the crafting skills be equally as profitable, and therefore equally useful. Making that happen would help balance both the economy and the professions within the game, and I think may even make the skill system feel more vast than it already is. Tell me below what you think of making all the crafting skills profitable! ~Lei
  14. +100, this is something I would love to see this myself! SO many possibilities you could create with this. It's been suggested before I'm sure, but Icbash's picture edits do it justice, I think.
  15. Wurm Superstition

    Niki, thats awesome! Thanks so much for posting, this is exactly the kind of thing im looking for!
  16. Wurm Superstition It's the month of October, and in the spirit of autumn many strange and maybe a little creepy things can happen! In Wurm this usually means the oak trees come alive, and your livestock turn into crawling pumpkins, alive with mysterious life force! Wraiths cross the landscape and jack-o-lanterns adorn town squares across the Freedom isles. In this creepy season, I wanted to bring up a topic which I've thought about long and often. Superstition. I want to tell the tale of my personal favorite superstition which I've noticed in my own play time, and have never heard anyone else bring up or address. It's very strange, and could be complete coincidence. But here it is: "Over the years of working on various deeds, projects, and... experiments, I've noticed something very peculiar. I'll be slaving away, hard at work on the task or project and I'll look up at what I've done, and there, right beside me, will be standing a Freedom Isles Wild Boar. Okay, okay, so its not creepy. They're actually pretty cute. But it's strange. Not very often in the wild can I find wild boar. One does not go out hunting specifically to slay the elusive creature - because they're rare. But I always seem to see them specifically when I'm working on a big project. Something that takes a lot of work and actions. One appeared to me underground once, when I was building a roadway tunnel under the mountain I reside on. Another recently appeared while I was constructing the Central-Release Plaza (still under construction!). Even looking back through the years, I can think of other instances where the little wild piggies like to magically appear. I look at these instances as a sort of... "good omen". Like maybe the developers wrote some little line of code to specifically have them spawn when things are happening in the world. Perhaps its coincidental. Or maybe they're even hand-delivered by a secret group of GMs who fly around, invisible, spawning boars on things they like. I have no idea which one of these is true, but it certainly is very peculiar and should be something to be noted." So, fellow Wurmians? Have you encountered any strange creatures lurking about too? Has something even stranger happened? It doesn't have to be creepy, or scary. What's important is it's something completely illogical to the known game but seems to happen regardless. Let's hear your stories and comments down below! ~Lei
  17. I'm interested in that jacket. Message me in game @Leifar or here, discord, etc.
  18. Thatch I've been working on building a small hunting cabin on Xanadu. I live on Release, so Xanadu is like a vacation for me. I'm really trying to keep the deed as simple as homey as possible: Wooden walls, pottery floors - Think of it as a typical mountain getaway. Rustic. But in doing so, I wanted to make the roof appear rustic too; what better way to do so than to make a thatched roof. Now going into this, I thought it would be easy. No one builds thatched roofs because they look "bad" or they're too "noobish" and old-school (the old players will remember thatch roof looks quite similar to how roofs used to be before multistory, before we had an option for different roof types), or whatever. But in my experience, this is absolutely not the case. Thatch is insanely hard to even begin doing. The first requirement of thatch is that you must have 21 Thatching skill to even begin a roof on a building. Not too bad. Other skills are similar: masonry has its stone work. Floors in houses have their paving requirements. But there is a difference with thatching. The only way to grind your thatching to 20 is to make thatch. And each successful thatch skill gain is so incredibly small, that even with sleep bonus on, getting to 21 thatching will take hours(I'm talking like an entire day or more). And as the skill increases as the floors up you go. So at the third floor you have to have 22 thatching, and 3rd: 30 thatching, and so on. I'm not saying the entire thing needs scrapped, but there needs to be some work on the starting requirements because as it is now, its a very grindy thing to use. There is a reason you don't see thatched roofs around your neighborhood, and its not because they look bad, its because they're a ton of unnecessary and illogical work. What does the rest of the community think about grindy thatch? ~Lei
  19. Even if the goods did come off server, it would give server-ports a new feature to have a wagoneer because off-server shipments could just dock at the nearest port, and hire the wagoneer to "mail" the bulk shipment inland.
  20. The Case of the Black Bear's Hatchet Recently in my endeavors, I came across a black bear in the mines underneath an inactive (but deeded) settlement. I engaged in combat with the bear, and during my fight, I somehow activated ranged combat by accident. Some backstory: before entering the mine, I was felling some nuisance trees which had grown in front of the mine entrance (it was long abandoned) and the hatchet (rare, 92ql, 90 enchants - a very nice hatchet) was still active. So whenever I engaged in ranged combat, the hatchet, of course, was first to be thrown. The hatchet struck the bear square in the shoulder! A few more wacks from my steel staff, and the bear was dead. It was then I noticed that my hatchet was no longer on my toolbelt and I realized my mistake. I looked around, and sure enough, the hatchet was square inside the black bears corpse. So I went to grab it and be on my way, but nope. "That would be very bad for your karma and is disallowed on this server". So I looked around and I assumed the problem was the fact that the bear I had just killed was on a player owned deed, and since I threw the hatchet, the player who owned the deed now owned my treasured rare hatchet. This assumption was later found incorrect. Queue me calling in the GM's via support ticket, and panicking about the possibility of me never seeing my precious hatchet again. Alas, after a long 30 minutes, the fabled Enki showed up. He explained that the hatchet no longer belonged to me, and it was not owned by the deed holder, but in fact, became the black bears hatchet! The bear was dead, how is that possible? But it was true. Enki grabbed the hatchet right from the bears now stiff paws and handed it back to me. But the whole encounter got me thinking. If this is the case in this accidental scenario, how would anyone actually use ranged combat on purpose if things like this come up. In my opinion, it would deter me if I was throwing weapons on purpose. You could theoretically use a thrown weapon (think throwing daggers) with the caveat that you would never receive the weapons back again. They become the creatures possession, yes, even after death, which defeats the purpose entirely. My suggestion: Allow thrown weapons to retain ownership to the thrower, and not be transferred to the victim. It makes logical sense (A dead bear cant possess much of anything) and it enables a new style of combat - ranged fighting without the use of a bow. Alternative suggestion: Disable the option of throwing items. Using a bow is one thing, but the throwing of previously selected hatchets is simply not feasible in a combat scenario, even if it was by accident. What does the Wurm community think? ~Lei
  21. I think that it makes sense. You would have to remove the catseyes to edit the highway, and paving the bridge could be considered editing the highway, so simple pave the bridge before catseyes are applied. Catseyes are intended to be added after the entire highway is complete.
  22. I would assume if the devs implemented paving with it, the flooring would go hand-in-hand with it.
  23. The Black Crypt! If vampires existed in the world of Wurm, this is where they would reside.