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  1. The Horse, The Thief, and The Cage It is not intended that a person with lead permissions on a creature can cage the creature and ship it off to another island for the purpose of rebranding and caring for it, effectively taking it from the original owner. This unintended issue will be corrected in a future update, until then, do not cage creatures that are branded or cared for, for the purpose of cross server ownership change. Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  2. Those who do not make Santa's list, will be making mine..... besides, my list is much more merry and festive.... with all the blood that shall be spilt!
  3. I actually like your idea a lot, but I think that may be way more complicated than it would be worth.
  4. I'll be transparent about this and say that I wasn't quite ready for this to go public for a couple of weeks yet. I think a couple of GM's may have misunderstood something I said a week or two ago, or Keenan may have even talked to them and I have not seen the memo. I have been bugged for years by players to do this for whatever reason, and it's not too bad of an idea really, but there are still some details that need fleshed out on what items to auction, where to auction, etc. Right now the only official stance I have is that the staff will NOT be directly benefiting from the proceeds. My original idea was to simply account for and remove those irons from the economy. There was never any underhanded intentions with any of this, but we have ended up with a lot of items that were not made by any nefarious means. Yes, outright destruction remains a possibility for most of the items we have hoarded from irrecoverable banned accounts over the decades, but we are always coming up with ideas to use the items for events and other more natural ways to deal with them rather than just deletion. I suppose I could just hatch a pet volcano named Lavvy to feed it all to. /Enki (Head Game Master)
  5. Today I come before you to confirm the rumors you have been hearing about Gumbo. Yes, it is true. I can confirm that Gumbo is permanently banned. At least that part of the rumors he has been spreading about himself is true. Gumbo had been among us for many many years and had made many friends across those productive years. Unfortunately, Gumbo came to believe that our rules and directives did not apply to him and refused to adhere to GM given directives. Worse yet, he had become increasingly and unforgivably abusive towards our members and our staff here at Wurm Online. Regardless of what stories he may tell you, take them with a grain of salt, because we absolutely will not tolerate the abuse of our staff of volunteers and developers who work tirelessly to keep our community a wholesome place to enjoy. We wish Gumbo well in his future endeavors. Thank you, Enki (Head Game Master)
  6. Updated to reflect current payment issue resolution options.
  7. I never have the words for these situations, but I will say it was a grace that he was part of our community and we are forever marked by his presence among us. [15:10:52] <Lagston> what yah need clearly is a zombie champ dragon as a friend [15:12:35] <Enki> lol [15:13:16] <Lagston> ever helpful ideas from laggy Logging started 2022-07-24 [16:10:23] <Lagston> byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  8. Hmm, what goodie should I donate... The left eye of Sauron"? Perhaps The foot from a one legged trick rope jumper. Or perhaps the tail from a long eared falumparumpagus! Let's see what deranged things have remained lost in my bag of voidities..
  9. Just a heads up... Rumors of my death, life, or transmogrification into a giant butterfly are mostly exaggerated. I will strive to make an appearance during this event.
  10. The Ivory Whip Astarte has chosen to pass the Ivory Whip of Chat Moderation to Belisama, making them the new Lead Chat Moderator. All chat moderation issues or complaints should be sent to Belisama. Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  11. Base Jumpers Beware! Base Jumping into a properly locked and permissioned secure structure or enclosed area(i.e. center of donut structures) on non-PvP servers will be considered an exploit! Ever since the introduction of multi-story and bridges to Wurm Online, a method to bypass the permissions system had been inadvertently made possible. Using a tall enough structure or terrain to fall across a tile into or onto a structure or enclosed area that would otherwise be inaccessible by intended mechanics. This method has been used several times over the years, but as this goes against the intention of our sandbox, we are putting a stop to it via the rules until such time as a mechanical solution is found. Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  12. PvP VPN Usage & You Using any VPN or Proxy to bypass the one kingdom online from one IP address at a time restriction on the PVP servers will be considered a form of metagaming and will be enforced and penalized. While we know there are many valid reasons to be using a VPN or Proxy, using them to bypass our intended mechanics is not one of them! Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  13. The Freedom Isles Society for the Prevention of Cruel and Unusual Dismemberment of Dragons, Drakes, and Creatures of Royal Lineage, or FISPCUDDDCRL for short, (Game Masters) has been closely monitoring all black market activity with regards to the sales of body parts that that have been seen coming from several chop shops that have set up in the region. After much investigation,(log reading) and many doughnut heavy stake outs,(actually this one is pretty much accurate) we have witnessed and recorded events and rituals that are otherwise impossible without the use of forbidden magics!(cheating) We have known for some time that something unusual was going on and had to assemble an elite team of mercenaries and spend a huge amount of time to collect enough information to determine what is legitimate, by the mechanics, unique hunting and slaying, and what is definitely not. Some hunting groups we could clearly tell were hunting unique creatures as intended and then there was the other group... .....yeah.... During many months of detailed work of collecting physical and logged evidence, we witnessed members of this group on multiple occasions, sail onto a server, land on a section of shore, then travel directly to where we had manually placed unique creatures for monitoring. Once at the location, they stopped, looked around for a moment, then went directly back to their boat and off server. These uniques were not at their general spawn areas and were fully protected by our team. There is no possible legal way for anyone to find these protected unique creatures with the normal client and yet more than once, this group demonstrated they could via the use of a third party cheat. Needless to say we are not happy at all with these people, using a third party hack, as we consider this to be an egregious violation of our Terms of Service as well as a despicable theft of an enjoyable part of the game that the entire Wurm Online community should have equal opportunity to access. There is still some discussion concerning some of the people involved, but a rather large group has already been permanently banned from Wurm Online for profiting from these cheats while robbing our greater Wurm Online community of natural opportunities to participate in a very fun and engaging aspect of our game. Thank you for your time, Enki (Chief Bison of the FISPCUDDDCRL Lodge) (Head Game Master)
  14. Darwin's Doom

    The Full Novel has been removed for everyone's mental health. T.L.D.R. Summary Darwin has worn out any semblance of a welcome here as we have observed him for a long time doing nothing but intentionally inciting the community and causing headaches. He has not been an active member and simply logs in and bothers people, then logs out. We have given Darwin plenty of chances to improve his ways at the recommendation of others who had long believed he could improve, but as they say, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Beyond trolling one of our public global chat channels, Darwin was also attacking and abusing Wurm Online team members who were only trying to help him avoid violating our rules even further. It was long past time to put an end to Darwin's foolish behavior with a permanent ban from Wurm Online since he has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of actually enjoying Wurm Online, and he has zero respect for moderation or our community. Extreme T.L.D.R. Summary Darwin is a troll “Byebee” – Dotta (Bakuretsu Hunters) Thank you, Enki (Head Game Master)
  15. Enki Sees Red!

    For a while, I have been semi inactive dealing with issues not relating to Wurm that has kept me from being as quick and courteous as I prefer to be with people. During my semi away time a lot has happened among the people here and what I have found on my return has me seeing blood. There are those among us harassing, and attacking the Developers and other Wurm team members which I will not tolerate. If your name is brought before me I will simply cut you loose. I will not waste my time on you anymore. At the same time I have been made aware of certain illicit activities occurring while I have been unavailable. Things like exploiting ways into sealed mines via means clearly not intended. We will hunt you down and remove you. I have not been active with Discord moderation since its inclusion into our ecosystem, but I am very unhappy with the things I hear and I will turn that around. No harassment shall be tolerated there. I will not tolerate the use of inappropriate materials, harassment, or doxxing, or anything that is improper for our environment. Make no mistake folks, I am very unhappy at all that has been transpiring, but know this, I know you have been concerned about the lack of recent public updates, and all this doom and gloom is just a mood that people feel from time to time, public updates will resume when the Dev team are ready. They are very busy and have lives too ya know. They are not all machine and computer code unlike the rest of us, and I am here to help keep the game healthy and happy. While I stand here enjoying my root beer float, a number of people's names are already being inscribed on my ban hammer. So lets see where it falls as I slowly dig through my backlog of work!
  16. Cadony Portal has been let go from her job. I felt bad about it as Cadony had portlets to feed so I gave her a pamphlet about joining the turret corps. Who knows, maybe someday you will encounter Cadony wearing a traditional suit of oaken armor out on the fields of battle!
  17. Mikeyyaya/Blackdog

    Wow... It has been over a decade since i last actually spoke with him. Unfortunately, most of our conversations were about unpleasant official business so nothing I can really repeat in public. Mikey wrangled with us for quite a spell. I know there is nothing I can really say or do, but I do wish him the best in his remaining time and it is comforting to hear that he is with his family. /Enki
  18. Don't forget to bring sunscreen!!! wait.. what.... OH, I am told it's armor you should not forget. Apparently my bright and shiny toothy grin isn't the issue...
  19. Thank you GM team

    You are welcome Spacy. I would like to strongly encourage everyone to be up to date on your deed and vehicle permissions and do not be lax. 99 times out of 100 there is no chance of recovery or even assistance in such matters. Very rarely are there mitigating circumstances that we will intervene in. You should always understand and expect the burden of responsibility to be on your shoulders as we have given you all the tools necessary to protect your work and items. So please make good use of those protections. Enki (Head Game Master)
  20. It's time to start off a whole new dozen Random Enkounters. This first one is brought to you by our sponsors at Goobler. "a little elfs magical blood goes a long way" Pick up a box of their light, buttery, and crunchy crackers today! Made with fresh all natural ingredients and no preservatives after every battle on the elves factory in the Elvenwoods of Deliverance. I spun the wheel and fell to Celebration at ... oh no.... not here again...... noooooooooo! What transpired below is not for the weak of mind. For Fabricant's participation prizes, some lettuce, pizza, a common rake, and some needles. Until next month!
  21. January 31 - 23:30 - Celebration - (Winner = Fabricant, Madnath, Masterentaro)
  22. Platyna's Play

    Dear Wurmians of Wurm, I have taken the action of banning a player due to a repeated, ongoing history of harassment of Wurm staff. Platyna has been removed from in-game as well as the forums pending a full review of her behavior towards staff and other players. We do not take these bans lightly, and spend a considerable amount of time attempting to provide feedback and warnings regarding repeated harassment and accusations at staff and developers. I made several attempts to provide feedback both for and against this person's arguments. Eventually, as Platyna's actions became increasingly worse I provided Platyna with several recommendations about their behavior and the way she was treating others. It has become obviously clear over the last few months that Platyna either cannot or will not listen, I made the decision to remove this player from the game in order to maintain a healthy community. I will always endeavor to provide fair, balanced moderation, and our moderation leads are always willing to respond to escalated cases. There is no excuse for failure to abide by the game rules and instructions from moderation staff. Even if our system of moderation is not pristine and perfect, we have always provided avenues of approach to help with any complaints and issues raised. 99.9% of the time we come to a beneficial understanding.... then there is Platyna.... Platyna always maintained a moderate, calm, and civil discourse with me as Head Game Master, but she did not extend that courtesy to anyone else it would seem. I will not stand idly by and let anyone tear down others! Not the Wurm team, and not our members here at Wurm Online! No one should face the kind of harassment that was being thrown around by Platyna on an ever increasing basis! As I said, this ban is still pending review, but as Platyna is already at work spreading misinformation I decided to make a public post stating the situation. Anytime there were questions regarding our decision there were avenues to discuss them with us. The avenues of escalation are as follows: Forum: Pandalet In-game: Astarte Discord: Capi Please reach out to them if you ever have any issues with moderation, and we will work with you. Regards, Enki (Head Game Master)
  23. I am now in the same boat as of a few minutes ago.
  24. Today, the final day of one of the single most infuriatingly horrible years the world at large has known in a long time, I attempted the final Random Enkounter of the year. Xanadu was the chosen server, and when I landed I was on a highway with a guy on horseback just trotting by. I shouted out my customary greeting "Greetings!" and .... nothing.... he just mosied on by and left the area Always be on the lookout in the coming year for more great games like Battle Checkers! and more fantastical prizes as I randomly surprise people.
  25. Time for another long awaited Enkounter as it is already the 53rd of November. This time Chaos was the server and Michaelfurst and Williamwierd were the lucky ones who had to enkounter 3 random challenges. [14:26:19] <Enki> GREETINGS! [14:26:35] <Michaelfurst> hi [14:26:54] <Williamwierd> hi enki [14:27:03] <Enki> Hello [14:27:11] <Enki> Do you have any idea why I am here? [14:27:14] <Michaelfurst> 2 give merares [14:27:31] <Enki> well... maybe... just maybe [14:27:46] <Enki> Do you know what a Random Enkounter is? [14:28:07] <Michaelfurst> how i meet my last wife [14:28:18] <Enki> Oh this is so going on the forums! [14:28:35] <Michaelfurst> =D [14:28:51] <Enki> It is a game I like to play on unsuspecting people [14:29:18] <Enki> On a random day of each month a random time and place is chosen on a random server [14:29:50] <Enki> Anyone unfortunate... LUCKY enough to catch me in local will face a random number of random challenges [14:30:16] <Enki> The more random challenges you successfully complete, the more random junk...I mean prizes you may win [14:30:42] <Enki> So, wanna play Random Enkounters? [14:30:43] <Michaelfurst> Last time i got randomed for probation i went to jail [14:30:55] <Michaelfurst> sure [14:31:51] <Michaelfurst> yes [14:32:19] <Enki> Alright, let me start up the random challenge generator and lets see how many challenges you msut face [14:33:28] <Enki> You must face 3 challenges! [14:35:31] <Enki> Challenge #! [14:35:34] <Enki> 1 [14:35:45] <Enki> Bring me a wooden mallet within 2 minutes! [14:37:47] <Enki> TIMES UP! [14:38:00] <Enki> OOH so close! [14:38:19] <Enki> 2 seconds off [14:40:42] <Enki> Challenge #2 [14:40:46] <Michaelfurst> cuck [14:41:32] <Enki> Umm nope, that challenge is already failed.. no way can you find a flower here [14:41:43] <Enki> lets see [14:41:50] <Enki> Next challenge [14:42:36] <Enki> Name this item [14:42:42] <Enki> Clue #1 [14:42:49] <Enki> Greasy [14:43:25] <Enki> anyone? Challenge #1 Bring me a wooden mallet within 2 minutes! It was super close, as they managed to make one in time but did not get it to me until 2 seconds too late! Great effort though. Challenge #2 Name this item within 3 clues. Clue #1 Greasy...... Clue #2 Sticky..... Clue #3 with 1 minute to get it right! Black.... Unfortunately there was some....interference.... during the last clue.... Not that he didn't have it coming mind you. [14:42:36] <Enki> Name this item [14:42:42] <Enki> Clue #1 [14:42:49] <Enki> Greasy [14:43:25] <Enki> anyone? [14:44:06] <Williamwierd> not nice to attack my poney [14:44:35] <Enki> Alright, you get 2 more clues to try and succeed [14:44:46] <Enki> Clue #2 Sticky [14:44:57] <Enki> name the item [14:45:43] <Williamwierd> honey? [14:45:45] <Enki> any guesses? [14:45:55] <Enki> incorrect, try again [14:46:43] <Enki> Okay, last clue. This should be a dead giveaway [14:46:54] <Enki> You have no more than 1 minute to answer correctly [14:47:00] <Enki> Clue #3 [14:47:02] <Enki> Black [14:47:43] <Enki> Black, Greasy, Sticky [14:47:50] <Enki> time is almost up [14:48:03] <Enki> TIME [14:48:37] <Enki> Really??? Your just toying with me aren't you! [14:48:48] <Williamwierd> tar? [14:48:50] <Enki> How could you not think of Tar [14:49:52] <Enki> Very well, you should know by now what comes next [14:50:36] <Enki> Did you jsut kill one of my contestants!!! [14:50:49] <Williamwierd> he touch my poney Challenge #3 I seem to have lost a contestant so it was now up to Williamwierd to defeat the Cylon invasion before they get a foothold on Chaos. Wave 1 - 12 Cylon Centurions Oh I wish you could see this...... It was going so badly for Williamwierd that I decided to give him a tip. [14:59:54] <Enki> TIP: You can use any tactic or forfeit and flee Oh what a tragedy.... I told the rest of the cylons just to start invading as there was no hope here. I could not stop laughing... Sorry about that Williamwierd, but as it is the holiday season I did at least save the horse from them/ Wait..what's this.... some life left in Williamwierd.... He worked on pumping enough blood back into his veins that he could stay in the saddle a little longer. Yet not a single Centurion had fallen. !!!!! 4 Centurions dead.... what is happening! All of a sudden we have a fight! 8 dead! 12 dead! What a turnaround for Williamwierd! But wait, a Cython has appeared.... and I did not invite it! Williamwierd wins! For his effort 4 supreme large pizzas, a rare statue of a girl, and a rare cloth barding. Oh if only you could have witnessed this in person!!!! Until the next Enkounter sometime in late December!