I was playing on Deli, when Pristine opened. I had no intention of starting over on a fresh server.
A fellow Delian, asked me to come help with the highway from Blossom to "The Wurm Academy". I started a fresh newb "Serraphine", showed up at the academy for working orders. Jberg gave me instructions on the Highway project. When that was done I reported back, to the Academy HQ. Clint needed planks for the sleeping quarters. So I started on that. Then we needed dirt moved for farm land, then dirt moved for HQ buildings, then dirt for pastures, then dirt removed for on deed mine entrance. A new highway heading east from Academy to Reddit Harbor. Next thing I know months have passed. Most folks had moved on to their own deed, or gone back to a original server. Which just left me, @Yaga and Tamaya as citizens of Wurm Academy. But the alliance had grown strong, and was still growing.
Wurm Academy is no longer a busy center for new players. But we have 4 open house plots for future newbies. And if a new player is looking for a place to hang out while learning the game. A place to rest their weary head. A place for returning players to get used to the game again. A place for questions to be asked and hopefully answered, then Wurm Academy/Academy Network Alliance might be a place for you. the Alliance still has active players. Quite a few of us still play. and even when we take Wurm vacations we always seem to return to Pristine and our Wurm Family.