We’re looking for feedback on the new Cartography skill and you’re invited! The testing is currently taking place on Druska only. You will find a crystal at the Oracle starter village named Exploration Testing, using this will take you there.
To use the test client, use the Choose Client shortcut or add -c at the end of your target in your Wurm Online Launcher shortcut and choose the Exploration Testing client.
For Steam, right-click Wurm Online in your Steam Library and click Properties. Then add a -c to the Launch Options and choose the Exploration Testing client.
Make sure you select the Exploration Testing option from the menu as the normal testing client will be missing new effects and crash when doing things like opening maps. Also make sure you travel to the Druska testing server as this is the only server with the new feature enabled.
Logging in with a new username/password will register an account automatically and log you in.
Selecting any item and using it on the ground will give a test option which allows you to change your skills and spawn in items like armour and weapons. You can also use it to change your faith, deity and spawn items like vesselled gems/statuette. Submitting the test menu will also heal you fully and restore your stamina.
At the bottom of the test item creation option you can also spawn in a fully geared horse/ropes to get around quicker.
As well as the usual reporting of bugs and weird things, we’re interested in how difficult you find learning how the system works, and what issues you run into as you go through the steps. Because of this, we’re not going to explain much in this post on how to get started since everything in-game should explain it for you.
To that end, the test menu has a few new options added for relevant items. To access the test menu just activate any item and right-click the ground to select from the list. The Cartography-related items are at the bottom of the list.
The journal has a new tier that should be immediately available as an introduction to the skill, and will hopefully have all of the necessary information for you to do everything the skill has. Once you hit 10 Cartography, a second tier will become available and take you through an introduction to stamps.
If you find any issues or have any questions be sure to let us know below.