I don't want all uniques disappearing because they have rift beams that everyone goes to just like rifts. There's no more fun in finding them.
If you find a unique, it would be way less of a thrill and rewarding, but it would also appeal more to more people who are more homebodies/deedmakers and don't go out into the woods often.
There's a huge web of stuff here, and there is no real way to make a unique hunting system that appeals to everyone, unique hunters will go out less because they'll care less about finding it and seeing one, and people who complain and don't search for them will be a lot more happy. But in reality, uniques are not the property of the people of the server, and should not be expected as such.
Do you see me sharing my money with people or people sharing their money with me? do you see people giving free hand outs all the time of their rare armour sets or anything that most can't have access to due to skills or patience? Uniques are kinda the same, they're your right to toy with if you find it, and know where it is, you can let your friends play with it too and have a real great time with them, it's an experience!
I myself am not a part of any unique hunting communities or anything, I only go to public events and yet I still believe it's... well.. Sorta fine the way it is. Uniques are what people make of it, @Oblivionnreaver@LordLouis@StarsHollowI thank these three, they have been great unique event hosts. Like I said, unique hunts are what communities make it, these three have often decided to make for the public, while some others like to keep them to themselves, and that's fine! you found it! You and your group of friends and what not get to do whatever you want with it, I appreciate it when you make it public, but I don't mind if you don't, because that's your choice in wurm, and the people you choose to leave your marks on.
There are some things that I do believe are silly however, like how drake and scale drops are distributed among everyone equally and how little it drops, and doesn't increase by bonus amounts even when a ton of players are in local, making the amount to be like only 0.06kg's, I do believe it should be dependent on contribution too to prevent people in local getting scale and drake just from... sitting in a boat down the mountain being premium, not doing anything. It's an image that bothers me because, they did nothing and got extra scale/drake that I could have had just because I didn't pay 2s of my money to have a character sit around and take scale/drake on my behalf.