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  1. What a good idea - and such good prices as well ! Especially good for new / relatively new players. Just one suggestion, maybe offer an explorer tent as an alternative to the sailboat in the first bundle, i.e. explorer's bundle.
  2. - Agreed ! Hailene Posted Monday at 05:43 PM "It'd be nice if there were, for example, 12 entries for a portion of the journal and you needed to complete 10 of them to finish it. It gives some flexibility to the process without giving too much freedom." - And that is a great idea as well.
  3. Thanks v.much for the public slaying - despite the long trip - lovely to get scale and blue blood.
  4. Reading a fascinating book atm, Graham Hancock's Magicians of the Gods, when I came across the name Enki. As I did not know that our Chief Game Master's name was a real one, thought I would share this with other Wurmians. Below is from "Enki (/ˈɛŋki/; Sumerian: dEN.KI(G)𒂗𒆠) is the Sumerian god of water, knowledge (gestú), mischief, crafts (gašam), and creation (nudimmud), and one of the Anunnaki. He was later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology. He was originally patron god of the city of Eridu, but later the influence of his cult spread throughout Mesopotamia and to the Canaanites, Hittites and Hurrians. He was associated with the southern band of constellations called stars of Ea, but also with the constellation AŠ-IKU, the Field (Square of Pegasus).[1] Beginning around the second millennium BCE, he was sometimes referred to in writing by the numeric ideogram for "40", occasionally referred to as his "sacred number".[2][3][4] The planet Mercury, associated with Babylonian Nabu (the son of Marduk) was, in Sumerian times, identified with Enki. Many myths about Enki have been collected from various sites, stretching from Southern Iraq to the Levantine coast. He is mentioned in the earliest extant cuneiform inscriptions throughout the region and was prominent from the third millennium down to Hellenistic times.... The deluge[edit] Main article: Sumerian creation myth In the Sumerian version of the flood myth, the causes of the flood and the reasons for the hero's survival are unknown due to the fact that the beginning of the tablet describing the story has been destroyed. Nonetheless, Samuel Noah Kramerhas stated that it can probably be reasonably inferred that the hero Ziusudra survives due to Enki's aid because that is what happens in the later Akkadian and Babylonian versions of the story.[24] In the later Legend of Atrahasis, Enlil, the King of the Gods, sets out to eliminate humanity, whose noise is disturbing his rest. He successively sends drought, famine and plague to eliminate humanity, but Enki thwarts his half-brother's plans by teaching Atrahasis how to counter these threats. Each time, Atrahasis asks the population to abandon worship of all gods except the one responsible for the calamity, and this seems to shame them into relenting. Humans, however, proliferate a fourth time. Enraged, Enlil convenes a Council of Deities and gets them to promise not to tell humankind that he plans their total annihilation. Enki does not tell Atrahasis directly, but speaks to him in secret via a reed wall. He instructs Atrahasis to build a boat in order to rescue his family and other living creatures from the coming deluge. After the seven-day deluge, the flood hero frees a swallow, a raven and a dove in an effort to find if the flood waters have receded. Upon landing, a sacrifice is made to the gods. Enlil is angry his will has been thwarted yet again, and Enki is named as the culprit. Enki explains that Enlil is unfair to punish the guiltless, and the gods institute measures to ensure that humanity does not become too populous in the future. This is one of the oldest of the surviving Middle Eastern deluge myths."
  5. I have also seen some amazing rainbows recently: http://
  6. Oh gawd, NO ! Only if lanterns of 90+ql with 253 white dye can penetrate the darkness more than 1/2 a tile ! And if lanterns do not decay in your inventory, even when not used ....
  7. Hi, Bagheera is my alt and Bunker hill is Jonydowy's deed. Can you please contact Jonydowy about this ? Thanks, Baloo
  8. My 88ql shovel has just dropped woa from 77 to 74 in less than 3 hours - definitely something wrong here.
  9. Hear Hear - takes time finding some things due to category confusions. And yes, please allow animations to be switched off. Also please get the 'reach' sorted - and the error message "you are not allowed to do that" etc - if you are near enough to drop stuff into a container, you should be able to get stuff out as well from the same distance.
  10. Will try to be there.
  11. and please CoD all the white scale to Baloo. Thanks.
  12. He so obviously meant least populated server.
  13. Magic - will endeavour to be there. Well done for making it public.
  14. Please CoD Rare scissors to Baloo. Thanks in advance.
  15. On the farm where I grew up, in what was then called Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), the dairy cows (Frieslands) would go in order to their milking pens inside the dairy with hardly any prompting from their specific dairy worker. And yes, cows can swim, but they also can easily get stuck in muddy swampy areas, which was when my father would dose them with a bottle of brandy laced milk to give them some juice to help them when roped to a tractor to pull them out.