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  1. We take cheating very seriously here at Wurm Online.  This is a community focused game and we do not tolerate bots or macroing.  If you see anyone offering any cheats for Wurm Online, ignore them, they will just get your avatar banned from the game, or worse, they are simply infecting you with malware or the like!


    Wurm Unlimited Modders, we do not allow WU mods to interact with Wurm Online.  Please keep that in mind.


    We want everyone to have a good experience here and we will go after anyone trying to cheat.

    The following is a few excerpts from our rules.  The full rules may be viewed here. https://forum.wurmonline.com/index.php?/topic/123123-wurm-online-rules/


    Definition: A macro is any software/hardware that automates the sending of actions to the game server without user interaction and is not permitted.
    A ) Key locking (IE weighing down a key on your keyboard) is not permitted.
    B ) Multiboxing (automated sending of actions to more than one client at the same time) is not permitted.

    Attendance required:

    Make sure to attend your game session when performing actions. If you use keybinds and send actions that finish often, make sure that your actions have desired effect before starting a new queue in case you watch TV or do something similar that steals your attention. When performing actions that you start more seldom and take a long time to finish (such as fishing or training shields) you still need to verify that you have a valid target now and then when starting the action which should be no problem. In case we notice that you are not attending the game and express prolonged robotic behavior where your actions have no effect you risk being banned for automated play. This will of course not happen when playing normally or being afk. You also have to make sure to respond to any popup questions that may occur due to such perceived automation.


    Punishment: First offense - Permanent avatar ban.  Second offense - Loss of all avatars/accounts and permanent ip ban.
     - Penalties for macro abuse may be applied at any time pending GM review, even if you have discontinued abusing a macro at time of penalty.
    Use of the 'G' keys on a G series keyboard, mouse, or other similar product is permitted to send multiple actions simultaneously (without any default, built-in, or added delay timingsin order to fill your in game ACTION QUEUE provided you do NOT use any sort of repeat function.


    * Obvious abuse of any exploit, bug or other method of gaining skill/items that is not as intended. (macros are covered by the rule above)
    * Sniffing game communication data, trying to hack the server, or altering the client in any way.
    * Using any tool that directly interacts with the Wurm Online client or with the network communication to enhance game play.
    * Connecting to the Wurm Online game server with anything other than the official client.
    Gaining champion points outside of normal PvP. (example: Draining your own or a friends deeds, or killing avatars provided only as a service for champion points.)

    Punishment: Varies on a case by case bases including permanent ban and loss of skills.
     - In the specific case of champion point exploitation all avatars involved will be banned and their deeds disbanded.

    Bugs & Exploits
    If you find an exploitable bug, you are required to report it to /support. 
    A ) Non-exploitable bugs should always be reported in the Maintenance Buildings section of our forums.
    B ) Exploitable bugs should be reported to a Game Master via the /support ticket system in game.
    C ) PVP activity will not be interrupted by Game Master's unless a bug is deemed critical or game breaking by multiple GM's
    D ) Game Masters will not respond to /support tickets concerning PVP activity that they are participating in on their player avatars.
    If you are affected by a bug that prevents your ability to play on your avatar, or you have lost items or skills, contact /support in game.  Game Masters can provide temporary solutions or instructions while the bug is evaluated and submitted to the development team for correction.

  2. I finally managed to free up some time to get in this month's Random Enkounter, so without further adieu I unleash the June event upon some unsuspecting person.


    Today's Enkounter will be based up on Dr. Gangrene's latest monstrosititious veggies!


    Oh no....  Nobody noticed me ;(  I was sooo looking forward to the bloodshed and carnage.

    I'll just have to slip this 800Kg marlin back in the water... 


    Look forward to July's exciting Enkounter!

  3. I managed to host May's Random Enkounter today, but....



    [17:41:06] <Enki> Greetings!
    [17:42:14] <Enki> You have 10 minutes to respond!
    [17:45:58] <Xxalt> ?
    [17:46:07] <Enki> Woohoo!
    [17:46:15] <Enki> Do you know what time it is!
    [17:47:23] <Enki> It's time for Random Enkounters!
    [17:47:31] <Enki> Are you ready to play?
    [17:48:52] <Enki> wanna play Random Enkounters?
    [17:49:35] <Xxalt> not paricularly
    [17:50:01] <Enki> :( oh..  ;(
    [17:50:11] <Enki> well you don;t have to
    [17:50:26] <Xxalt> thanks though... be safe Enki
    [17:50:30] <Enki> but you never know what you might randomly win
    [17:50:41] <Enki> alright.  If that is your decision..
    [17:50:50] <Enki> maybe next time :(


    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.



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    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

  5. It is time for another surprise attack... 



    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. 1 hour ago, Badvoc said:

    But there is an interesting point being raised, but how many people have different problems, issues or illness who don't manage to upset a large part of the local player base, How do you decide if one persons Illness makes it fair to spoil the game for other players?

    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.



    1 hour ago, Retrograde said:

    We spend considerable time ensuring that our rules are clear, and that any GM directive is clear as well. 


    This case started as a typical border dispute between players. It happens, players sometimes have plans for spaces, so we approached it as such and attempted to mediate your situation with a mutually beneficial result. 


    After THREE GM's came to investigate through various tickets, ranging from making roads unable to be passable, to harassment in local, you were given a very clear directive by the GM team:

    [10:41:47] <GM> I didn't say that, just stating that I want you to fix the road and leave them alone. that is all.

    [10:55:54] <GM> It needs to be straight today.
    [10:56:20] <
    GM> I don't want to see any other issues pop up regarding this.
    [10:56:49] <GM> You need to leave them all alone, put them on your ignore if you have to.


    You were clearly and plainly told to leave them alone, and put them on ignore if you have to. 


    Unfortunately, this lasted less than two hours:

    [12:14:53] <Platyna> Merfin I know you are stubborn, if you move the road 2 tiles you will gain like 20+ tiles of space for RR.
    [12:15:00] <Platyna> And don't answer me, you are on ignore.


    For that you received a 3 day timeout ban due to your failure to follow a directive in which you were given. 

    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. 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)



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    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

  11. 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.




    Account Security

    A ) Keep your passwords secure at all times!  (You are solely responsible for the security of your accounts.)

    B ) You are responsible for all activity on your accounts


    Account / Item Sales

    A ) We do not allow account selling, gifting, or transferring of any kind!

    (Any accounts purchased pre-rmt will be considered owned by the person who purchased them) Own the email, Own the account!

    B ) We do not allow any bartering for out of game assets.

    C ) We do not offer support or service for any remedial action or loss that occurs for circumventing these rules.     


    Punishment: Permanent ban of account!


    Account Access Sharing

    A ) At your own risk you may share access to your account with up to 2 other people without causing an account sharing violation.

    B ) We do not allow account sharing or contracting with groups of 3 or more people.

    (i.e. if you choose to risk sharing your account with up to two other people and one of them or yourself allows one more person to access your account, your account will be in violation of these rules and will be banned.)

    C ) We do not allow accounts to be shared beyond the original account creator.

    (i.e. if you choose to share access to your account with up to two other people and one of them allows one more person to access your account, even if you have stopped playing, your account will be in violation of these rules and will be banned.)

    D ) We do not offer support or service for sharing and will not be held responsible for any remedial action or loss incurred if you circumvent these rules.


    Punishment: First offense - 30 day account ban.  Second offense - Permanent ban of account



    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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!


  14. 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?


  15. 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)

  16. 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!

  17. 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


    Evadaly's answer "because retro lives there now and they are creepy looking"  (Working to confirm, will get back to it later)


    Challenge #3


    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!