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  1. Stormfall: Low Tide

    Starting next Saturday at 2pm GMT, I am leading an expedition around the islands. We'll be a party of adventurers entirely made up of new characters made on the day, and of course you are welcome to create an alt to join in. We will be moving camp for 2 hours every other Saturday at the same time and we'll see how far we can get before 4pm GMT. Each time we move camp, a different person will decide where we go next. Let me know in the expeditions channel on discord if we should expect you to join. Please be there early if possible. And please be warned: we will probably be making do without clay for a long while. The expedition will go on as long as there are people who want to move camp. Once there are no longer people who want to move camp again, I'll probably start a new expedition. The next expedition would be at a different time to cater to a different group of people. But we'll only have one expedition going at a time to consolidate players as much as possible.
  2. Stormfall: Low Tide

    I believe they are talking about how I have had servers before the original Stormfall. But yes, surprise, hardly used servers eventually go down. There's plenty of good servers and not many players to go around so my options are: Pay for a mostly dead server indefinitely (in the last case, 6 servers) Give up Try to make something with a better unique selling point than the last time When I started out hosting, I did idealise [1], but I eventually concluded it wasn't benefitting anyone. I believe all my previous servers made me a better creator and a better host. Look at the first Stormfall: a concept that complex and involved and yet coherent could not have come from someone's first attempt at hosting. Yes, I have failed many times, but it seems clear to me that those failures have taken us to more worthwhile places.
  3. Stormfall: Low Tide

    I've been lost on my own server for hours. It being winter doesn't help. Nothing but shards as far as the eye can see. Fortunately the terrain is very conducive to climbing. I am going to try to climb this and see what I can see.
  4. Stormfall: Low Tide

    A freak storm leads your humble fishing boat to run aground on an unfamiliar island in the dead of night. In the distance you see flames dancing, but it is too far tonight. You tip your small boat over and shelter inside until morning. You wake to the smell of smoked fish, a gift from the natives for you, along with some basic supplies to fix your boat. You are grateful, but need to find your way home. You right your boat and drag it into the water, then look out into the vast ocean. Your jaw drops at how empty it isn't. ---------------------------------- Last night, Dynara had joyously celebrated the return of the Low Tide, as had all Stormfallers. Now a sadness filled her. She wished she could explain to you your bad luck. You will not be returning to your family. Every other century, the Low Tide protects this island from the Storm, but also seals off all but the 8 closest islands with walls of perilous shards raised from the seabed. ---------------------------------- You start with a rowing boat, a tent, and crude tools. You are on the island of Stormfall, and there are 8 other islands to be explored on this 8k server, all with unique resources. Navigation, however, will not be the simple feat you may be accustomed to. It will be hard just to find somewhere you are content to start, and you are advised to not be picky to begin with. Remember: you have a boat, so much of whatever progress you make can be taken with you. ---------------------------------- Expeditions Starting on April 16th, 2022, at 2pm GMT, I am leading an expedition around the islands. We'll be a party of adventurers entirely made up of new characters made on the day, and of course you are welcome to create an alt to join in. We will be moving camp for 2 hours every other Saturday at the same time and we'll see how far we can get before 4pm GMT. Each time we move camp, a different person will decide where we go next. Let me know in the expeditions channel on discord if we should expect you to join. Please be there early if possible. And please be warned: we will probably be making do without clay for a long while. The expedition will go on as long as there are people who want to move camp. Once there are no longer people who want to move camp again, I'll probably start a new expedition. The next expedition would be at a different time to cater to a different group of people. But we'll only have one expedition going at a time to consolidate players as much as possible. ---------------------------------- Discord: https://discord.gg/QA8snwcabp Settings 1x/1x PvE Characteristics start at 19.1 No religion Alchemy Only 5k animals across a huge 8k server 5% aggressive animals Crop growth once an hour 20 hits per wall Passive income of 2c per 10 minutes Sorted Bulk Storage Better Dig Better Farm Crops don't decay Check fire burn time
  5. Mirage Island

    It looks to me to be past time to repurpose all these resources. I am sorry to say I am going to stop paying for this cluster. If someone else wants to take over the cluster (or if no one wants to take over the whole thing, any one of the servers, including Mirage Island and the Haven), I am happy to transfer the files to them to do so. If anyone is wondering how much it would cost to try to do this whole setup, it was about £38 a month for all 6 servers. I obviously can't justify that with this level of activity.
  6. It looks to me to be past time to repurpose all these resources. I am sorry to say I am going to stop paying for this cluster. If someone else wants to take over the cluster (or if no one wants to take over the whole thing, any one of the servers, including Mirage Island and the Haven), I am happy to transfer the files to them to do so. If anyone is wondering how much it would cost to try to do this whole setup, it was about £38 a month for all 6 servers. I obviously can't justify that with this level of activity.
  7. The Storm has momentarily subsided. This month, all islands will be open and new players will be given free ql 30 rowboats to begin their journey in Stormfall (ask in discord for the boat). I'm discontinuing the Stormguard system. This month, anyone who was already a Stormguard can choose any of the rewards including a gold coin as their (for now) last reward.
  8. February: Seasons and Secret Gardens For this month, I am introducing a game, not exactly a "choice". You can still post your reward choice as normal. From now on, each of the five islands will have a unique seasonable mod. To change the seasonable mod, you must: 1. Make a garden on any island 2. Keep the garden for longer than anyone else has yet on that island 3. Have that garden be found by someone To start a garden, find somewhere on any of the five islands that you believe is sufficiently remote and place at least a wooden or stone bench, a trellis, and some flower pots. You may additionally adorn it however you like; try to make it unique. Do not deed the land. Post a photo of your garden to this forum, and try to stage it with as few contextual clues as possible. If you find someone else's garden, you may post a photo of the garden you found to this forum. Then, if the player whose garden was found has set a record for the longest maintained secret garden (on that server), that player gets to change the seasonable mod of the island that the garden was on. The mod they choose has to be one that isn't currently a seasonable mod on another island. If the mod turns out to be incompatible with the server, they may choose another one. When someone else finds your garden, you may immediately start a new one and post the photo here. You can only have one garden at once.
  9. Congratulations on being part of the first Untangling! It was super tight between Brianna and Igor.
  10. So I think my brothers would essentially be unmoving totems so I have a better idea - I'll just randomly assign a location for two tangled totems. This may go badly but let's have a go... Rhianna: 2 Lowkey (Igor): 1 Grochar (Gragarius): 4 Onefox: 5 Kiama: 6 Ancient Totem: 7 [Whitesand: 873x.1454y] Wild Totem: 3 [Stormfall: 292x.928y]
  11. If we don't reach 7 people this weekend I will force my two brothers to get involved, so that's a Sunday evening midnight deadline if you want to get involved.
  12. Oh when I came up with the idea, I was thinking of the Haven as to the east of Stormfall (the server). I forgot it is now ambiguous where it is in relation to Stormfall since we use a portal. But treat it like it is to the east. Yeah it is 7 players.
  13. Uh yeah good point, let me know which character, your choice
  14. I apologise for this month's Stormguard choices not interesting people. I hope this makes up for it. The First Untangling The First Untangling will begin when seven players have registered for it. To register, post "Tangle me" to this forum and let me know which character you will use. Once 7 are registered, each registered player will be assigned a number from 1 to 7 (not in order of registration). There are two success conditions for the First Untangling: The 7 players are on at least 4 different servers in the Stormfall cluster, including the Haven. You can draw imaginary 2D lines from each numbered player to the next (and from 7 back to 1) without overlapping. Judgement If you believe that you are all untangled, vote for Judgement by posting "I'm untangled" to the forum. Once 4 players claim they are untangled, I will check and post a map of where all the players are. I recommend staying put for the subsequent day or so, although it makes no difference whether you are on or offline. It is helpful but not necessary to be on the ground rather than a vehicle when you log out. If it turns out that the players are NOT all untangled, the Untangling fails and votes for further Judgements are ignored for the following 7 days. When the First Untangling succeeds, the Alchemy Mod will be added to the cluster.