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  1. thanks for inviting all. I won't be able to make it , may all have fun with their pokey sticks and bashy batons with fervor and laughter. Keep the great spirit of what you're building here alive! oh and happy birthday to the dragon, give it lots of love taps to show how much you care. When you hear it roar, it's signaling how happy it is and appreciative. give it lots of prezzies.
  2. I hear you. The act does far more collateral damage than the worth. It's not a discussion about the rules but more about with a game half out the door and the other leg broken is this what we want to be, it'll surely hasten the time we fold so much that you won't even have someone to sell it to. Be like epic hota's..hey mate i found 3 you want one, no too much trouble to haul home..yah same nvm, and just leave them there. this is where we are heading. This weight's heavy for two reasons , mostly cause it's you it happened to. Someone i've found to be a very upstanding dude over the years helping in short notice etc. Secondly reminds me of a time of some odd 8day lapse or whatever on my own deed down the coast from you. It was some years back that cost me 2+gold in loot raided where somethings so sentimental, could not replace by buying another look alike. best left at that. I have a hota I can give you similar to the one i believe you had there. I'd also welcome you to stay at any of my deeds for i trust you that much. It can't fix in any way this situation, but it's my feeble attempt to cling to some pillars of wurm that are very worth keeping about. Send me pm if any of what i can offer is something for you to consider. I'm' otherwise very sorry and will miss you about. Till whatever, may the trails have offered exillerating smells and finds as you passed by perhaps in some deep thoughts or epiphany, and may vistas have arrested you in soulful replenish. I'm envisioning the craggy granite outcrops and fissures with lichen wedged in, low dense scrub berry bushes, the perfume of the natures floor of leaves layered and suddenly feel a renew in life and humankind all the while typing this note. Fond memories. Hope to hear from you.
  3. TY Sweetsusie, yes we've had good chats about things that happen in wurm, toxic players, and how to find your own path of happiness in wurm and how someone' else's misery is not your own nor do you own it. Yes this post was from some time ago yet has a timeless aspect that speaks to an issue not something specific to me, for many before and after will go through similar. Some players who are unpleasant are knowingly doing it in a loss of self control and some willful shadenfreude. Others simply lack the capacity to see things from another's pov or empathize either due to maturity or something more serious in the disorder category. Either way for the most part i've moved on and made changes that reduce the issue to where it belongs. In each instance of feeling bewildered or thought to quit, I've sought sound advice elsewhere to ensure what i see going on is so and my own perspective is in check. I'm assured not only yes but that i've wasted time blaming myself or thinking there was something I could do to fix it in others wasting efforts there as well for those types won't change or can't change. Oddly these very people that may knowingly or unknowingly cause disruption or unpleasantness for another dismiss your emotional reaction and value of, are the very same that over react and in almost a hyper state when anything is directed at them in some manner. This really highlights that it's more about emotional immaturity and underdevelopment and not being able to handle such things in a balanced manner than anything you've actually said or done. perhaps this is why some are so dismissive of another's discussion of how a player can make them feel, not being able to deal with that within. In short, I found it easier to distance myself from negative or boisterous people for they cause some vexation to my spirit. The absence of it gives me harmony and happiness and allows me to appreciate the longstanding friends I've had in game where not once ever has an issue come up or a hiccup if so, was discussed and resolved quickly. This owes much to respect for the other and some emotional/social maturity. So I choose where I dwell and find like minded people congregate. Misery likes it's own company and makes it's own groupies, and so does happiness. It is an interactive game of many types of people from many places with many things going on so it's no wonder it doesn't always work but when it goes beyond that, there's something more going on and it's best to just say clear of it where possible. Really this post is less about me and more about universal laws of truth in human behavior and just as posted , an open note to all wurmians to be conscious and cognizant of their own behavior and actions and the impact on others and to build a better Wurm community for it.
  4. went through the same interative steps and thoughts. I even thought having an existing client open was blocking the update to load another so I logged out. Now i'm completely shut out of game wit no clients loading.
  5. I'll take a dark one for 1s, you are the man!! good to see you back. don't miss out on this dark roast robust beanie hat!!!
  6. The responses perfectly paint what online is today. It's almost passe' to even take offense, this is just who we've become, numbed by internet. It's good to see people laugh and take humor where should be taken. The one funny thing about it though is it's funny always when it's someone else. The same taking laugh, do not when upon them. This I've seen over n over and gives a good chuckle too. It's all akin to standing inside one of those felt belted car wash machines with it on, and not in your car. After a while you just feel nothing.
  7. More often, rude players freely announce themselves. A pre alert is always helpful, as there are some we all could have avoided, yet found out the hard way.
  8. +1 this would be a very nice option. Often there are players facing a hardship but enjoy the game and others enjoy having them around. Other times, players stand out as amazing individuals and this would be a nice way to spontaneously say thank you in a way that can say more than words in conviction..for those times when you care to send the very best..send a free month or two subscription.
  9. wut are the chances in game and rl, you muh friend need to be buying lotto tickets!
  10. This gave me something to think about in that the mechanics of the rite were developed long in advance of a new player motivation to take upon it en masse vs a person here or there in happenstance. Where the mechanics were fine prior for there was little pressure and openly optional to do, with the new journal goals it pushes people into a system that wouldn't be used this intensely and not made for that where there end up being losers on the short end of the stick simply because the mechanic was designed ahead of the journal feature and not planned and fitted for it. As to how we can level it out more so that players receive in proportion to their efforts, i'm ill equipped with solution , yet see something in that direction is needed.
  11. Hey there can you pm me a price for rare lrg maul LT, rare maul LT, rare steel staff Lt
  12. The manner in which you framed this, sure I get that and agree. Those are all pragmatic realities. Only thing I got lost on is the non sequitur last 2 sentences. where did pvp come into this? my post was as an existing wurm player. it's odd to make an argument /position for something not brought up but in general i'd agree with that too. I can very much see, since you brought up pvp, how it could be fun for players with experience to then play against steam noobs, the laughs alone would be worth. Yet if pvp can't work here and now, how will it magically work there. And if the solution if found to have it work there, why would not not be implemented here. I see alot of myopic thinking I'm not looking at this issue though as to how it servers just me personally. I'll be fine no matter what direction this goes, but playing fast n loose without hard empirical data makes it look like a chance bet and hope...not something i'd want to do with any company. For all the armchair experts of " it's clear to me the problem"..why is it no one has solved the hemorrhage or understands the player base need/desire well enough to stabilize it let alone increase it. One can run from debt by just opening new credit cards playing the moving shell game, same as opening new does not solve the problem but intensifies it once inertia catches up. Either way I want what is best for wurm and hope that is what it gets. I try to post thoughts beyond what self serves as that ever is a solution for one. I also like to stick to the issues vs who posts, it keeps it less bias or reactionary to something outside the topic framework. As it is now, we have WO with declining membership, WU on steam with saturation point flat sales, and somehow adding WO in the same grocery store with flat sales WU it's gonna succeed, and won't hurt existing WO current platform standalone. Ponder that, for it's some funny math i don't understand. The hard part is finding solutions, if that is what is happening. If so I applaud that effort. Go get'm Rolf and Samool, take steam by storm and may the game get the success it deserves for it truly is a one of a kind jewel.
  13. I've not been on forums in a bit, missed this update. It was my view even though being asked in window dressing of our thoughts , steam was going ahead anyways. Congrats @Samool, truly highly competent, well earned well deserved. You are a great fit and wise choice for your new role. I wish i had the same confidence in the choice of wurm online going to steam. For the life of me in terms of long term success and without shafting existing WO players, i can't see the rational. As I love wurm and in life the pragmatic optimist, i'll have to rest in the belief this could be a good thing, yet wurm has a poor track record in this area. I feel like i'm watching a family member or friend unravel in some dysfunction in front of me and the only thing one can do is just let them hit bottom.
  14. Durring assisting finding and getting seraphrattle home from what appeard an incorrect server crossing port I'll add the following: server crossing using plot course n. xana c24, to pristine ended up approx b24 but NORTH pristine not south. sailing north off pristine border b24 plot course release ended up U11. Correct in ending on south side but was ported diagonal to east side of map vs staying on west side. all other crossings reacted correctly.
  15. Please add me for JS, PAS (mobius) as well as vyn (silky) and tosiek (mondain) casts. As far as time zones I can adapt to any yet have been play alot in wurm's historical down times of 4pm-6am Est range
  16. I like that you still have passion to see the game through Rolf!! That gives me a lift. I love this game should no further change happen but appreciate the ever expanding and improving of game features. some things to think about: If there was no WU on steam this plan would seem less risky speculative. With WU already there and reaching saturation point of interest in new purchased, coupled with the modern gamer wanting instant gratification ie faster skill gain, and achievments...why would someone chose WO over WU when WO has a slower skill gain and restrictions and less game feature mods than WU In Sharing the sentiment that Smejack posted on, it looks like the same impact/effect would take place where if going the steam route Steam WO would be the new fun spot, to the expense of WO as we know it now. They aren't mutually exclusive in the manner it is suggested they are. The outcome i fear would be a speculative population and sustainability of Steam WO, and WO as it exists traditionally would atrophy not only faster , but also to it's demise regardless of your mointoring to decide when and if mergers are appropriate. I think we learned a good deal from that kind of experiment when making P/R seperate then merging.
  17. One good thing out of this is that Jpeg is in no jeopardy of being dethroned and will continue to hold his position as Wurm's #1 menace, and Spongle still remains wurm's #2 menace. Tamat and Zethreal are making great strides in the dark realm creeping up these charts. Onward and upward with the great work. Honorable mentions to Grifo, Wucian, Darwin, Madnath.
  18. I uncharacteristically had to read that a few times to get it. Quite a crafty dalliance amid the frawns and fauna did the dragonfly flit. U.B.U was found carved into the sturdy oak who sways to no wind, and has had flowing water reroute around it. yet all still know of it's presence. careful of the rivers of consciousness as they contain giardia and other sending one on a different stream of thought and other. As to my post, the cloth barding on horses always had me think of jousting. It has long been a great source of entertainment 'cept for the curmudgeon
  19. perhaps others can devise the next ruse and thereby avoid a pitfall we almost tarzan vined over til the donkey kong barrel bashed us into the mario mushrooms. I'm quite sure there is a healthy mouse hole out there with a few devilish rabble rousing roosters of ruckus. Let's see what machiavellian trope is offered up as well as who may be the unlucky participants
  20. As I meander along picking sprouts hearing the creaking of the trees as they sway, I also ponder as well. Of those thoughts, came "Player Impact on another Player" and "Open Note to Wurmians" To round out the Trilogy I had recently been ruminating about chat. I suspect more are in their own bubble now inside alliance chats or discord chats or simply not chatty but silently read along. This could be the reason so few actually participate in server chat or the Global (GL) chat. As the participation dropped, PingPong and I, had begun to fictionally manufacture scenarios and motives and plots done by one to the other as a way to create more activity and fun to read and hopefully others join in on. Effort was also made to pull others in to elevate inclusion and being part of something bigger than self. We'd have a blast in seeing what each would come up with as the next feigned drama accusation or scheme of havoc on the other. All the while doing this in GL chat, we'd be laughing in pm's if we got a good burn in on the other. I'd threaten him with transcendentalism and other lexicon finds. He'd invariably close with a calvin and hobbs wisdom, where he could always on quick recall find one to fit the situation. Like any good thing, there is a closing time. We may have exhausted the scheme/schtick/banter for a few times i'd get a side pm from someone thinking this was a real ongoing fight or sometimes in chat we'd be told to take our fight to pms, misreading and missing the skit of humor set in a sarcastic ever rolling dual. Though unknown, even likely things made their way to mods mistakenly on complaint, thinking we needed intervention. The ridiculous bombastic claims and scenarios of ours were hopefully obvious as fake/fiction. A performed joke fails or is less funny if it has to be explained. As ping is far more beloved and me not so much, the wonder twin power activate will turn him into a skunksnake and me a twinkietoaster as a possible next act. In a time where it is ever riskier to accidentally say the wrong thing that may get misunderstood. more joking and laughter is needed to cut some of the doom tension about. With some regret the poke-a-thon, where ping constantly tried to take a larger share of the "dial-in-phone-a-thon donations" and sell me counterfeit tickets, will come to a close. Despite the Horror near the concession stand, we are thankful the #IAmSilverwolfe march was a huge success and liberated many. We can only wonder what ever happened to Wilca when she was conned into selling me pings first in flight travel package. The prevailing rumor still is strong that she has turned into a Sithe Lord on wild so be careful if your travels bring you that way.
  21. The Fun House will be open after hours as a special one time marquis, this should be interesting. I'll have an elephant ear. I share your thoughts @FranktheTank Maybe Rolf will now have time to do what he really wanted, be a rocker in a band. puff and hit the hippie hammock and reclaim your age of Aquarius and xanadu!!!!! I mentally tip one for you as I draw back on the ez chair and fall in line.
  22. Before I moved from Xanadu, I was part of an amazing alliance that was/is very active and amazingly funny, querky, drama free, and often working on projects with it's bulk of players around Summerholdt and spread across the north coast of Xandu, hence the alliance name of NEXA. olufhairbreaks, aniceset, jackjones i believe are still the contacts , you can't go wrong with this group, it is a rich fun active great experience with resource network
  23. Oh man i'm wicked happy for you Martynas, a big congratz in order!! I can remember when you took upon your cloth tailoring on Deliverance at a deed along the highway lined with oaks past the turn off to puzzle plaza market. You've Done IT!! Look forward to the title you may chose, gonna needle you with fun missives...Arachna-Spindler, string cheese, Glorious Gusseter, silk spinner, Couturier, Mantua-maker....the Dreamweaving is all yours to spin. Have fun, i've been able to witness several marks of your success over time in game and out. Feels extra special.
  24. This is an aweful way to resolve what simply could be resolved and one in a more courteous manner. Given that there is a mine on deed for players and three other public mines off deed, as well as the player creating a relocated mine to replace the one he wanted closed next to him , it then seems the only problem is someone created something and angry that their work is personally altered. The player next to the mine and the other settling there are ok with this. I did this without charge and gave freely of my time and only because this new player seemed eager in wurm, loved the game, i saw them industriously working about quietly as i was helping another try to learn the game of wurm at haven's landing. @Ayes Not that it matters in material to the issue but how would i know to contact you as you suggest i could have? Am I to know the signature of zen is a character of yours? It was actually asked around about to try to find who zen was just as side note. No one in ca help, no one in the area could tell the local players for they didn't know. Lets not lose sight of the forest for the trees here. Intent is to help a new player in hopes they feel encouraged and stay and play. What is not good is to have forum rant postings over things that can be resolved, done so amicably as we are friends yes ayes?, instead of having a public complaint without first trying to discuss via pm, instead making wurm look like an uninviting place. no one was hurt in this process or inconvenienced to my knowing other than the person who made the mine that is not living there. I understand and can empathize with your feelings. I took all reasonable precautions and more so in due diligence. There is no net loss of public mines nor is this an official public mine but is replaced non the less merely having it's entrance moved some 15 or so tiles i believe is what the player is doing. Wurm has long had a great community, lets keep it that way and continue to be constructively supportive of one another.. Part of a sandbox game is that many play in it with their own dreams and goals. Despite advising otherwise, the player had other ideas and has a right to those. This is not our best work by far. certainly not mine yet to receive what amounts to a shame post about a good deed attempt is quite something to think about going forward. I'm sure the area community of players there will use the land as they see fit and adjust and work out problems in their own way, i entrust that to them. This does curtail enthusiasm to offer help again, for even due diligence could not appease one. Truly be well all, though imperfect I try to leave wurm each day a better place than I arrived. People have been good to me I'd like to continue paying it forward. I won't comment any further on this, for me i have nothing more i can offer or add.