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  1. Well that's a pretty looking page....
  2. I managed to host May's Random Enkounter today, but.... Of the items Xxalt missed out on was the Supreme awl of Awlsomeness which legend has it can resurrect dead dragons with only one piece of its remains. That or it can be used to create a paper mache parade floats of dragons. The legend was not very clear. Xxalt also missed out on a fresh supreme pizza with triple the cheese! Now we will never know what amazing challenges they would have had to face. Oh well, maybe next time.
  3. Permission Impossible Alright, lets get to it shall we... Your deeds come with a set of default permission roles to help in the administration of your deed, but there is a misunderstanding spreading around that is making it possible for someone to raid some of your deeds on the PVE servers. Some of you for some reason are renaming the Non Citizen role to attempt to grant a single person or group access to your deed, but this is NOT a shortcut as the role is still for non citizens! Yes, you can rename the default roles, but that does not change their focus. By renaming the Non Citizen role you are doing nothing but giving it a new name, not changing who it affects. This misunderstanding about renaming the default permission roles is allowing a person to do some very unsavory activities on our PVE servers. At this time I do not know if this person is intentionally spreading this misinformation or is simply exploiting it to raid PVE deeds, but this activity will be stopped as raiding and mass looting active deeds is a PVP activity and not acceptable on our PVE servers. Now let me be clear! You are responsible for proper deed security settings, so please make sure you have not set yourself up for falling victim to this situation. Renaming roles is your privilege, but it does not change the default roles' targeted player group! Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  4. This was before even my time!
  5. It is time for another surprise attack... wait.. no... I mean, it is time for another Random Enkounter!!! I know everyone has been waiting on pins and needles to find out who April's victim will be... Yes I said April! All I had to do was a little pencil work and 'lo and behold its the 43rd of April! It works! Don't question it! Today's Random Enkounter has been sprung on Chaos! I ended up in a village full of people and as soon as I shouted out my ceremonial "GREETINGS!" <Enki> Do you have any idea what is about to happen here? <Wilca> enki in local, something going to happen. we all going to die lol <Enki> CORRECT! Wilca wins! Snoo requested a 1v1 with me, so I gave them an option. They could take on the Enkounter for an assortment of random items, or Snoo may attempt a 1v1 against my ultimate fantastic armor and skills for the naming rights of a single item. They chose the former. They would face 7 challenges, First challenge, Find Enki within three minutes and wave at him. (hint: I was a tall kingdom banner in the corner of a cave) Wow... So much for the Empirical Robe of Perpetual Health, guaranteed to keep the wearer alive and healthy even when walking across lava or leaping from an inconvenient cliff. Challenge #2 With the announcement that 2 spaces between sentences is no longer valid... A whole lot of spaces have just lost their jobs and they are looking for revenge. -unleashed about ~60 space fighters of varying colors and flavors - question How many Ham spaces were in the fight? They got 3 attempts first attempt was incorrect! Second attempt... if they get it wrong I erase the horses! Snoo got it correct with a count of 20 ham spaces. I'll put down the ACME horse eraser ... for now. Challenge #3 Chaos used to be a far more lush and untamed wilderness, and at that time what was it called? Embolism called it correctly with 'Wild' Challenge #4 How many people can you accommodate in cave with 7 sailing ships in it? Wilca got it right with 35 as the sailing ships can accommodate 5 people each Challenge #5 What is a satellite train? Three of them responded with acceptable answers from Spacex to trains of satellites. Challenge #6 Fight off the horde of 420 Satelliters.... yeah I'm just winging it here... way way out in left field... after spawning the first 2 names one and two I decided there was no way I was going to make it to 420 so I just grouped them up into bigger things like ogres. Strange, I honestly expected it to be more of a challenge for them... Very well then.... Challenge #7 In this trouble age of the next great Pandemic I thought it was about time we had a little break and took the fight back to the virus. 19 Greenish Covids stood before the fighters... Who would survive! Sadly, Lyft was not wearing approved PPE gear and died during the battle. Unfortunately, the rest did survive to my dismay... oh well, still a better time than counting how many moons are in the sky. For their winnings! 50 sandstone slabs to split among them, a barrel of tin, a supreme bookshelf, a barrel of omelets and muffins and the press used to extract the omelets from the chickens, two barrels of water, a barrel of syrup, and a barrel of real lemonade! A spear of rare stabbing, and a supreme leaf rake! Keep an eye out for May's random Enkounter coming up on some random date between now and September!
  6. This is a social environment and no allowances for personal issues or illnesses or disabilities or any mental diagnostics or drug issues can be given. I do not mean we are not sympathetic, but such things are not get our of jail free cards. Playing Wurm Online and being among our community is a voluntary choice, and if you can abide by the given rules, then you are welcome here, if you are unable to comply with those rules, I cannot give you a free pass to burden everyone else. We do welcome all, but we set our rules for the benefit of everyone and do not provide exception for personal situations that might cause someone to disregard the rules. From what I have read so far this is accurate.
  7. My player name started out of a bit of anonymity back when yahoo was still in its early days and we were all using netscape or explorer, or aol or that other one... um compuserv I think.... It was a partial random name that came up when I signed up for something back then and it had a bit of a history behind it from my youth. But its not really a fashionable name, just ended up with it and stuck with it for trying to avoid spam and other undesirable things. I still use it today to keep people from realizing who it was that they were in communication with. Enki on the other hand... A : It was cast up on me by the gods, marking me forever with that name as i ran out of ink to finish the entire name Enkiceptrilimanduvorzarous B : It's my actual name! Check out my license plates! C : Or I came up with it quickly to save Oracle and Rolf a lot of time and headaches trying to contact me. 4 characters, quick to type, and has good lore..
  8. Today I hosted another exciting edition of Random Enkounters. Or at least... that was the plan.... I was sent to a random location on Xanadu this month and encountered Demetara. I was excited and ready to play but then this... [13:07:05] <Enki> Greetings! [13:10:41] <Wagoner Lorypeno> Ah breakfast! [13:12:06] <Enki> You have 5 minutes left to respond! [13:12:23] <Demetara> sorry? [13:12:29] <Enki> Hello! [13:12:35] <Demetara> Hi Enki [13:12:41] <Enki> Demetara do you know what time it is! [13:13:12] <Enki> It's time to play Random Enkounters! [13:13:15] <Demetara> in my time its 19.12 i dont know what you mean did i do anything wroing? [13:13:20] <Demetara> ahh 😎 [13:13:34] <Enki> So, are you ready to play!!! [13:14:11] <Demetara> thats nice from you but i was about to log RL Dinnertime [13:14:18] <Demetara> 8( [13:14:31] <Enki> alright... well then at least have this parting gift [13:14:33] <Demetara> just wanted to finish one last medi [13:14:54] <Demetara> thank you 😎 [13:15:28] <Enki> Better luck next month! [13:15:33] <Enki> enjoy your dinner! [13:15:40] <Demetara> thank you have a nice Day I hope Demetara enjoys all that custard, but they missed out on some fabulous random gear and an extremely rare 'Clucken' creature. Examine info "The Clucken is a rare giant Jungle Fowl that lays a giant wagon size egg on demand once per week. The egg like a box of chocolates, will hatch a random champion clucken creature that will immediately set up on your enemies and beg for treats. If you are ever approached by one of these random clucken hatchlings and you do not posses anything to feed it, it will become agitated and strip you of your entire inventory and then ransack any structures you own and sink any ships you own or manage" Better luck next month!
  9. Full PvP Ban(Chaos) - 02/27/2020 ENDED - 03/03/2020 Until further notice a PvP ban is in effect on Chaos due to a political issue with a new player kingdom. The developers should have this resolved by next restart. https://forum.wurmonline.com/index.php?/topic/137025-pvpraid-ban-directives/ Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  10. As there has been a couple of rather vocal members spreading some misleading information concerning the Oni case and an apparent post made to an old defunct reddit not currently used by us I would like to clarify the OP in this thread. Oni was NOT banned for any terraforming activities off deed! We probably would not have needed to do anything concerning him until he decided to appeal the case GM's ruling on the field. At that point, while polite, he was just dictating terms to us and unwilling to compromise or listen. That would have garnered a slight penalty, perhaps 3 days to a month ban depending on further belligerence. But, no, the reason Oni was banned was his own decision. He was already in the process of failing to "delete" his account thinking he could reset it to 0 skill to more or less make it unusable, when at the same time I received several in game complaints about his chat activities and a request from him to delete his avatar. Still polite, we spoke for a bit, and I could see by his actions and words that there would be no reasonable dealing with him so I just gave him what he wanted, wished him well, and removed him from Wurm. The only game rule he was rubbing against was the Play Nice rule, which is primarily intended to help us mediate disputes like this and reduce the 'drama'. He apparently refused any sort of compromises or discussions before we were even involved, and I have been told by the GM's that they were pretty generous offers that he had received and refused, much more generous than ours was. In the end, Oni simply wanted it his way and apparently it just wasn't going to be any other options accepted. So any claims of bias, or claims that he was banned for his off deed activities is pure falsehood! /Enki (Head Game Master)
  11. Trader Relocation Project ENDED - 04/01/2020 With the upcoming changes to traders and deed upkeep, we are going to be offering everyone with old traders a chance to move them. This is a simple one time process from now until April 1st. If you own a deed and have a trader that you would like relocated to a different location on your deed, or you have a trader currently sitting on a satellite deed that you would like moved to your main deed, please put in a support ticket requesting the move once you have the location ready. The only conditions are that you are the mayor of the deed since before January 25th and the trader is on deed. This is a one time move for each person for one trader to be relocated to their main deed if desired. We cannot move traders across servers, so this is per server in case you have a main deed on more than one server. It may take us a bit of time to get to each request, but do not worry, as long as we receive the requests before April 1st of this year we will get to you. Thank You, Wurm Online Team
  12. Yes, it will be measured, I cannot give any specifics at this time.
  13. Here is the current draft of the new Account Rules. These rules are not finalized and will likely be further refined before going into effect. As I said at the top, this is just the current draft and these intended rules and they will probably see a number of refinements before becoming official active.
  14. I am actively working on laying the ground work on the new rules regarding this. I hope to have something to show soon. edit... or I WILL have something to show soon actually. It is surprisingly not that easy to write it!
  15. Today I arrived on Deliverance, and randomly enough it was at Green Dog. There I found a wayward Haslador trying to venture his way back from a previous troll encounter. He had to Enkounter 4 challenges. Challenge #1 Finish this sentence within 1 minute. "This is a standard oar, about the length of a ____ ___" Haslador survived the dreaded challenge with plenty of life and blood to spare. Challenge #2 Where will you find the home of the gods? - 2 minute challenge time! Nope.... I'll throw something shiny in the void for not realizing the answer to that! Challenge #3 What metal is often used to make a compass? And with a wild guess he missed it by a mile! Wow, so much for the supreme flying knarr. Will have to chop it up into kindling... Challenge #4 Defend Deliverance from the invading Lemming Hordes! It took more than a life but Haslador did defeat the small army and faced the Lemming Queen wearing nothing but a steel staff!... too bad he didn't win any clothing.... For his winnings... A large supreme barrel with some food. The steel staff he used against the Lemming Horde, a leather knife, and all the lemming meat he could carry!
  16. great job devs

    I guess this means I need to stop telling people to place a camera behind them over their shoulders and watch that video feed if they want 3rd person.
  17. Lost my faith

    I'm awake! I'm awake!
  18. great job devs

    OH NO!!! What have we done!!!! " I noticed this because I fell off a cliff while taking an epic selfie. " The accident rates and cliff falls are going to skyrocket! ... hmm wait... that might be a fun thing... in Wurm anyway... But the worst part.... if it is a selfie in Wurm does that make it a 'Welfie' or a 'Wolfie' ....hmmm... anyone? ... no?
  19. January 17th - 17:30 - Xanadu - (Winner = Quelon) February 13th - 17:00 - Deliverance - (Winner = Haslador) March 17th - 19:03 - Xanadu - (No Winner) April 43rd - 22:00 - Chaos - (Embolism, Evadaly, Foxfire, Hiroi, Lyft, Nightfall, Salempl, Snoo, Spyte, Wilca) May 31st - 23:30 - Serenity - (No Winner) June 30th - 96:00 - Pristine - (No Winner) July 31st - 20:00 - Independence - (Skyefox) August 29th - 17:30 - Affliction - (Widow) September 23rd - 01:00 - Xanadu - (Arize, Clifford, Kgorski, Melloyello, Strawberrieluvsu) October 81st - 02:00 - Celebration - (Demonix, Madnath, Silakka) November 53rd - 19:00 - Chaos - (Michaelfurst, Williamwierd) December 31:00 - 00:00 - Xanadu (No Winner)
  20. Today I held the first Random Enkounter of the new decade. The Randomizer dropped me off in the presence of Quelon on Xanadu. Today he faces three challenges! Challenge #1 Where will you find the biggest crab legs in Wurm? Well now... He guessed on a champion crab.... Nope! There were 2 correct answers to this one, and he only got it 1/3rd right, but not right enough to win the Hammer of Awesomeness. This supreme hammer had multiple functions. First and foremost it could build a wall of any type using only one piece of material and one hit. Second, no Ogre in its right , or left, mind would dare come near you because of the sheer pain this hammer would cause on its toes which would drop an Ogre's health to half in one hit. And thirdly, and most awesomely, it would improve any item to 100 quality in one hit! Oh well, into the void with the Hammer of Awesomeness.... Challenge #2 ......... And Quelon had business to attend to .... Well that was a short Enkounter, but he did end up with some pizza and a round table, and a short sword for playing. He will never know what else he could have won for missing out on the second and third Challenges. Keep your eyes open people! You never know when I might pop in and drop a 1000 ghouls or 388 Iguanas on you. Well, alright so you do know that it won't be within the next 14 days!
  21. Today on this special Xmas edition of Random Enkounters I was kicked over to Chaos and dropped in the vicinity of Evadaly. Evadaly will be tasked with completing 4 random challenges today. Challenge #1 What insect replaced the old tried and true four legged equine on Jackal? Evadaly quickly replied with the correct answer. "Weta" Challenge #2 Why? Evadaly's answer "because retro lives there now and they are creepy looking" (Working to confirm, will get back to it later) Challenge #3 ELF BOWLING! Evadaly had to knock down every elf! They did not go down without a lengthy battle, but in the end, Evadaly turned out to be a proficient Elf bowler. Challenge #4 The Reindeer Games! All of 9 reindeer namesakes descended upon Evadaly at once and tried their best to take vengeance on the fallen elves! The fight was long, and Evadaly was barely hanging on. Eventually Cupid fell, but Evadaly was losing blood fast..... Evadaly pleaded with the mob for mercy but Dasher, Dancer, Dunder, and Vixen wanted blood! Dancer lay bleeding on the side of the road as Dasher, Dunder, and Vixen continued their vendetta. Unfortunately for Dasher, his neck was right in the way of Evadaly's axe. Vixen battled long and hard, but in the end his heart was extracted at the end of Evadaly's axe. Dunder fared little better as his head was crushed. Evadaly, bruised and bled, summoned more strength and took the fight to the rest of the holiday cheer mob. First went Comet, then down with Rudolph, and soon followed Blixem, I did not even see her take out Prancer A crate of 300 wood scraps 50 pottery jars! 5 large crates a Rare armchair A supreme Blue Forest Wool Hat A lead anchor! 3 large supreme pizzas 30 snowballs one rare grooming brush and finally a supreme Tapestry of Evening! After a review of Challenge #2 it was finally determined to be incorrect! So back into the void with the Supreme Fishing Rod of Water Fountain Fishing! Too bad too, this unique item would guarantee that you catch at least a silver coin up to a whole gold! from any water fountain or well you used it at once per day. This concludes This years Random Enkounters. I will never hold another Random Enkounter here again and will not hold one until after I move into that two aught twenty zone people have been talking about lately. Bring wallpaper! I understand its completely unfurnished! I shall see you there!
  22. With this Impalong's antics I have come up with some new long term games and adventures to deploy this coming year.
  23. Oh for pete's sake! I forgot to mention that the above does not apply to PVP servers like Chaos or those on the Epic cluster... I'll add that in as soon as I have time.. so yeah... the above relates to the PVE servers.
  24. The Hunters Guide of Proper Unique Creature Hunting Etiquette To maintain proper etiquette when encountering a creature of unique stature, one must always heed to sportsmanlike conduct as written below. When you discover a unique creature, you have two courses of action available to you. The first course of action is to attempt to contain the creature so that it will go un-bothered until such time as you have fattened it up for slaughter. This is by no means the best option as any unique creature can escape any confinement you build at any time of its own choosing. Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban. The second course of action, and most sportsmanlike to boot, is to gather your friends, family, coworkers, and any spare un-dead you may have lying around collecting dust, and have a splendifirous slaying party as soon as possible. Children always have lots of fun playing games like 'fingers and horns', 'tooth tail toe', 'foot toss', 'tug of entrails', ' and of course playing the old classic scene from the famous 'Swamp Wars' play and pretend to be Duke Skyrunner battling Barth Tater with bloody severed arm sabers. The adults meanwhile can butcher the rare and unique creature and create wonderful stews and other fine meals from the leftovers of the creature to eat as they haggle over the dispensation of the more valued body parts of each slain creature. There is of course a third action available to you, though I am loath to mention it, but you could, in theory, turn, run away, and pretend you never saw it. With multiple hunting parties hunting down these poor misunderstood unique creatures, recently, it has become such a war for the blood and other various body parts of each unique creature that many of the people hunting them are no longer having fun at this time honored blood sport. This is where proper etiquette must be applied for all to enjoy their kill and wear it too. So, with that in mind, let's lay down some etiquette for this wonderful tradition. First come first serve! What does it mean to be the first? I am so glad you asked. Normally, first person on scene is the one to claim the unique, but arguments do arise and we need something more solid to go on at this stage. So let us start a more tangible system by which if an argument were to arise, an arbitrator can be sent out to scout the situation, and determine decisively who is first. Step 1. Commit one of these actions within range of the unique. Mine a tunnel Build a colossus Dig a dirt, heap of sand, clay, tar, lava Plant a sign Cut a tree down Build a bridge Surface mine a shard Step 2. Remember where you committed the action! If the arbitrator cannot find proof of work, then your claim will be denied. Keep in mind, the above is only necessary if there is a dispute, which will likely only happen during the first few hours of discovery, but for your own sake, commit one of the above actions should you encounter a unique creature and wish to claim it for your own group to eviscerate. Containment Protocols! If you have chosen to lay claim to a unique, what do you do with it? Kill it of course, you silly dunderhead! Since most of you will not be able to take on a unique creature by your lonesome, you should gather up a slaughter party and throw a big bash for the unique creature as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can take time to gather a large enough group of blood ravers to attend so you may decide to confine the unique creature in a 'pen'. This of course is not really intended, and unique creatures can escape on their own volition, so if you try to confine one of these poor Wurmland denizens, do not come calling to us when it escapes to get to the greener grass on the other side. Should the unique decide to escape your attempts at confining it, it is again wild and can potentially be claimed by another, as long as they follow the above steps, if your party is not actively present to maintain your original claim. Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban. Attempting to merely 'pen' a unique creature without a deed such as, using a sealed mine or a fence may work as a temporary option, but once you leave the area, any claim to it becomes invalid! The slaying! This is by far the most fun part of the event. Unfortunately, some have tried to sully the experience and so we provide you with some basic common courtesies that all should respect. Courtesy #1 – If you are not with the slayer party that has claim to the unique creature, then leave the area! Courtesy #2 – Do not bring alts into the loot drop range. Courtesy #3 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the claimant party. Courtesy #4 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban. Going against these courtesies of etiquette will be considered an act of griefing and will net the offender/s a ban. Community slayings! There are times in which hunting parties will organize a public slaying of a unique creature to share the spoils. These are come one, come all events. No one will be turned away from these, but a certain decorum of etiquette must be observed. Courtesy #1 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the organizers of the community slaying party. Courtesy #2 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the organizing party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban. This guide will be updated and adjusted to counter loopholes as more scenarios are considered in order to keep these activities in line with the spirit of the game.
  25. There's No Place Like Stronghold! The Stronghold will open soon! This is a reminder to all Jackal participants! Be on Jackal when the Stronghold closes or you will receive no points. You can be offline, just be sure that your avatar is on the server or you will not get credit for your participation in the Stronghold event! Again, you MUST be on Jackal when the Stronghold is closed or you will miss out on the points. As I said before.... oh... just be sure that you are on the Jackal server for the closing. Thank You, Wurm Online Team