As someone who was on staff on another game (different context, not this game) I have to say, volunteer staff deserve a yearly gift. A good staff member's life is consumed by "doing their job'. It really reduces your play time.
I greatly appreciate all the efforts the staff of Wurm put into making community events, giveaways, and just enhancing "Quality of Life" in game. I can't think of many, if any, other game/s that have staff this involved with the players, not to mention continually putting out new content.
Funny thing, I missed the trivia contest the other night. I was online when they announced it, but it was already past my bedtime, so went to bed. The next day my computer decided to have some serious issues, and I spent most of Wednesday night, and almost all day Thursday working on fixing it, making me unable to play. My nice neighbor saw me say I didn't get a box, and gave me one. Then not three hours later I found one with my always premium'd alt. This was less than 12 hours ago, so they're still out there.
People complain about the treasure hunt. I spent many hours early on hunting for it. I knew I didn't have whatever it takes to figure it out, so gave up. Disappointed? Sure. But that doesn't take a damn thing away from the fact that those who did solve it spent so much time searching. My only complaint, and this isn't a complaint really, more of an observation, is that those who did solve it used many clues that were solved by others, yet those who did the early work were not rewarded in any way. I guess that's a game though, to the victor goes the spoils...
Thank you Enki, Retro, and team for all you do.