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  1. Being one who has preferred solitude to interactions with others nothing much has changed other than seeing them out and about less frequently. The sounds of traffic on the road nearby has less disturbed the tranquility of a softer silence further leading into peaceful meanderings of thought. At times a stroll through the enclave has brought to mind a sort of end of times scenario with all surroundings void of others as they are securely locked up within their dwellings, yet the promise of being the last man on earth remains unfulfilled. Only the paranoia of entering my local supermarket where the invisible killer may lurk upsets an otherwise mostly enjoyable and normal state of affairs within my own solitary lifestyle. Even then, I have lived a long life with many experiences I am no longer capable of pursuing, so leaving this life for the possibility of another new journey would not be an unwelcome event. For those who yet have much ahead of them in this life I can understand your concerns and wish you the best as your future unfolds. Happy Trails =Ayes=
  2. Although I think it is fair that those who >>>actually purchased<<< a Trader should be able to turn it back into a Trader Deed (or whatever the term) and once again place it >>>one time<<< with a 1 month expiration date on it to place, the actual means to determine which Traders qualify for this treatment may be impossible to determine. Any who have been within this game for years back will know that many Traders were obtained by others at no cost at all since when deeds disbanded at the times the Traders would remain standing out in the open for anyone to claim with another deed placed over it or simply a house of any size built over it to protect it from others using or deeding immediately. So yeah, if means can be found to determine those who purchased the Trader then they should be able to take it and replace elsewhere (once). =Ayes=
  3. I mean I really don't like the idea of gophers funding anything. All they create is a lot of waste and mess up the environment. What positive influence could they have within Wurm? Just come around where my Village is (somewhere) and you will see Unicorns everywhere! They have become a plague upon the lands and now you want gophers who have enough funds to be able to move in too? NO! Enough of this! =Ayes=
  4. Manuse Cryptic was the male form of obscurement used within Nich texts by the local Voys who excluded all female Nouns from their presence in these past circumstances to avoid the temptation of dances within which the whirling movements could upset the balance of stable thought; therefore and hereafter horses were brought out of the adjoining bins one by one to make these traces of tracts non-abstract. Over the centuries since then when centaurs were imagined to have existed there were delicate points overlooked, ground down by the horse evolution to its present degradement of capabilities which in turn limited these translations into literal disfigurements that were never meant to be deciphered after present time evolved from the past. From this I leave you to come to the obvious conclusion which of course I shall not point out less it reduced the significance of your thought processes and pre-suppositions. =Ayes=
  5. The King (collectively speaking) has regained his sanity and put on clothes! Long live the King! So after not logging into the game for some days I see the orange announcement in the Event tab. Curious, I open the browser to the link and find this bold statement: Stunned and amazed to read something that I had never thought would come to pass, I could only agree with the previous explanation and contents of this post about these issues which *some* of us had been campaigning against for years. With that said, everything that had been said about these negative impacts to the game has already been said many times over, so I will not bother to overstate these statements of importance even though they do still carry the same weight of import. Repetition can be tiring for all parties concerned and disrupt the party atmosphere of celebration, so for those of us who could and did see clearly these destructive elementals seeping the financial support out of the game we can only enjoy also the departing parties non-participation within without them. Now although I do like and respect a number of you who have participated in the above now condemned and denied activities by company publicly stated policy as has been made clear within the topic, I am sort of sorry to say that I will not shed a tear of inclusion for you within their departure as those who do leave only prove the point at themselves that they were in the "game" for the RL $$$$ that they could make out of it to various extents. I leave those above with the sage words of Mr. Wonderful.... For the rest who will continue to play Wurm and wander our lands as new adventures unfold, I wish the sun to shine upon you and the gentle breeze within the forest to cool your spirit on the many paths you choose to travel. Happy Trails =Ayes=
  6. *the mouse peeks out of it's hole* As the clock winds down, over the years my little Village within Wurm has been a place of security for me from the tumultuous outside world. I never saw it this way at the start. Back then it was just a fascinating new world to enter where I could learn of new opportunities to enjoy the time passing. Having come from another building type of game with expansive free land for the taking the cost of "owning" such a small piece in comparison that had to be paid for monthly was rather off putting; but, as the years passed and I slowly shaped my little place of security I could feel the stability of it all that I got from strolling through it and the surrounding area that I shaped to compliment it all. These lands have weathered the storms of doom and remain secure, as firmly planted as the trees within it that grow from young to old and back to young once again, symbolically defeating what the outside world takes from us as the years pass. Tomorrow is the unknown but to live today in trepidation of what may or may not come to pass defeats the enjoyment that this day presents. I can no more predict the future than anyone but I can enjoy my little place of security that I have built for myself within these fair lands of Wurm. The Sanctuary is what it has been aptly named for me, long before the current political environment corrupted the meaning of the word. Days pass. People wander through my Village perhaps wondering what it is all about or where the mayor of it could be. Hiding perhaps, from their inquiring minds and eyes? It is of no matter because Ayes watches them all come and go and yet he remains. Is it significant to them? The Village stands on its own heritage drawing strength from the moments, days, months and years passing. It does not depend upon any vagaries of the unknown future. Come there or don't, it will go on as long as the life of its owner and these lands remain undefiled by tomorrow. A small triumph perhaps but when there is little else it is more then enough to sustain peace of mind within the shaded groves. Will your presence be noted and appreciated then? Well it all depends upon you, not me..... =Ayes=
  7. Playing in the background out of the county workers truck as they dig the unmarked pauper's grave. Farewell..... =Ayes=
  8. Philosophically, I always thought of player "gods" as the height of egocentricity. To elevate a player to that status within Wurm seems a very strange idea to me that only serves that individual's mindset and diminishes the status of the true central gods of the game. Now it seems that the Devs have finally come to the conclusion of at least realizing the part of this concerning the main gods debasement from these other pretenders. Good riddance to them I say and yet changes that will have a positive impact further down the road often evoke dissatisfaction and pain in their initial implementation. Such is Wurm life where only the strong survive to weather these storms..... =Ayes=
  9. I started my first character Ayes on Golden Valley years ago. After running up some mountain sides and falling back down due to lack of stamina it was off to explore the world. I followed a cobblestone road for a while until it branched off in other directions. There were woods in the distance so that looked like an interesting way to go. The cobblestone road seemed to narrow but there was a little house in the woods down the way that I wanted to check out. Neat little place and the woods beyond looked even more interesting. I wondered how long they would extend as I wandered randomly through them. The cobblestone road was long gone and there were no N/S/E/W directions to follow that I could figure out lead to anywhere. Finally after about an hour of wandering who knew where I logged out of Ayes and left him lost there in the woods. I figured out this time I would start a new character and follow to cobblestone road to Glitterdale to try to settle down and learn the game there since it was a little town with some things to use and mines around it with players there too. Maybe a week or so later I learned enough about environmental reference points to once again log onto Ayes and make his way to Glitterdale to share in the plot that my other guy had been working on. Ayes has been my main character since then and the most I have learned about the game has been from reading about it on the Wurm reference listings such as Wurmpedia. These forums are great too for a lot of shared knowledge and experiences of others, both dire and heartwarming. Happy Trails =Ayes=
  10. The islands of the Caribbean have so many beautiful places to explore. Never ice there for sure. Maybe too hot sometimes in contrast. A lot better sailing over from Florida (wouldn't want to live on a boat their either) to get out of the USA. Some people are never heard from again though and not because they chose to be. =Ayes=
  11. I usually like sci-fi movies the best. Can't think of a favorite off hand but this 2014 film with Tom Cruise called Edge of Tomorrow was very enjoyable, funny theme through all the violent repeated dying. " A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies." =Ayes=
  12. From reading your post I don't get the impression that you enjoyed the experience but rather just ran into one pitfall after the other. Perhaps it would have been best that I not respond at all, yet I am not quite sure what it is that you enjoy about the game or what makes you want to continue to play it. That is what I find lacking in your post. Ultimately it is up to each person to find those treasures that hold them with curiosity, anticipation and interest tightly into the game. So much depends upon the visions of individual here rather than anyone else. I guess most still want that feeling of companionship and interaction with others as their primary focus and in these vast separated spaces that may be the thing harder to find. =Ayes=
  13. Rifts used to always spawn behind and next to another of my deeds and destroy all the forests that I had planted and replanted there. Then some time ago another person placed a fairly large deed next to that area which thankfully blocked those rifts from spawning again and they were moved farther away to another location. So it seems to me that the only way to intentionally block rifts that have been spawning persistently in some location is with deeds, which includes their perimeters which a rift "area" is not allowed to intrude into. So take the size of a rift area (51x51?) and make another deed next to an existing one just far enough away from that one that a rift will not fit into that space between them. =Ayes=
  14. Yes, I do wonder at times if some poster's intelligence is artificial but it just may be the artifice of their constructs that make it seem so. No way to tell really just from reading words posted that can be produced and then processed by various mechanisms, the human mind being one of these. Another thought for another day that simply makes the time pass away..... =Ayes=
  15. Good points made Steveleeb about being oneself and expressing viewpoints from that unique perspective. Too many people let themselves be molded by others by conforming to their idea of what is acceptable to present. I prefer more those who venture off the beaten path into vistas of ideas that I might not have considered myself or streams of contradictory thought that may make no sense other than to get you to realize that yeah, that's the point. The old brick wall that we smack into will clearly make its point but what about that shiny object on the bending path just before it. Perhaps it was a warning message or just something cleverly placed to stop the momentum of charging forward so blindly. We all have our place here and the differences just make it all the more significant. Easy enough to ignore those we don't find of interest, especially upon these forums. Then again you never know who might appreciate "absurd suggestions" and the mind of the one who thought to make them the center of attention, if only for the moment. Yet of course we will not appreciate everyone so kindly but they too will appeal to someone else who just seems to get their own vantage point and relate to it from the safety of these written words so distant from their rainy sky's or sun shinny days. When the light fades who will remember or even know that they have gone..... =Ayes=