Just ranting, I'm bored, but would like to see this game succeed.
The biggest issue I've always had with Wurm Online is the direction of the game almost never focuses on community and more on single player. There's no little things that keeps multiple people stay engaged in the game together. The only sponsored community thing Wurm Online has had is yearly Impalongs which I think is great. The Rifts are the only other thing that is recent that keeps people engaged which I think was a good idea, but that's become like a group of the same 10 people now.
Killing uniques I don't really put in this category since most of the time you just have a bunch of alts sitting around waiting for rewards from the kill.
Sermon groups are just people AFK in a room with nothing else really to do and is usually an alt you leave in the background window.
Then there was the rare things like the huge Deed Maze the brothers spent a lot of work on that lasted about a month, but met some new people that I continued to talk to and played in game with after that was done.
IMO, PvP has been the only constant form of community and excitement in Wurm Online, but that changes along with player drama and lack of new players to form new PMK's with, also game breaking bugs. So once you know everyone and been around or you're no longer welcomed and stuck with the current player base then that dies off for some people. PvP crowd seem the most passionate about this game IMO regardless of the player base in the entire game. Elevation reset made me upset from player's mentality of still not wanting to lose gear from going into fights all the time taking chances. That's not 100% WO's problem though, so I understand it I guess. Not like everyone likes sitting in front of a forge to play a video game.
Always did hope they added mini games you can carry around or set on a table like I've posted in the past (chess, checkers, backgammon, dice, others). It's something to keep constant attention going on even though it's simple when working in a mine together pressing ONE KEY over and over again. Worked well with Ultima Online when I played waaaaaay long time ago. I'd log in just to challenge someone at a game we scheduled in game rooms we made on our tiny house property. Public auctions were a lot of fun too in UO which brought people working together. Simple and cheesy, but hey..something else to do while in game.
All in all I see Steam further making this a single player game further splitting everyone up. If it wasn't for the guys that took me in at the beginning when I started years ago that were more advanced than me, but showed me the ropes I wouldn't be playing this game still.......well kind of not playing anymore past couple months.