What has made you hate Wurm? in Town Square Posted October 20, 2018 · Edited October 20, 2018 by cprn I'll say something from a newcomer perspective as I only have about 1000 hours in WU. BTW most of what's said in this thread still applies to WU although I'm not sure it was the opener's intention. What I hate in Wurm the most are artificial restrictions that are apparently implemented to stop "grievers" and "cheating" or "stimulate economy" or "balance the game" but IMHO these work the opposite and should instead strive for historical accuracy (obviously not where it comes to magic, religion, gods, etc.). And these aren't big things but strong in number. For example why can't I simply use pegs (or even cordage as history shows it was used) instead of nails when making projects that clearly don't need them - a cart, a rope tool, an archery target? Many more. I shall buy nails from smiths, right? Wrong. Nobody does that. They just become smiths for an hour and if somebody didn't want to be a smith this takes away from the experience and feels like a chore instead of fun. Why can't I just make ropes or strings in hands and need specialized equipment is whole another story but still, recipes that are suited for a goal and don't reflect how it really was in medieval times or what a common sense dictates. Why can't I cut leather with any knife or a hatchet or sword even and need a leather knife? Why can't I cut food with a butchering knife? Or just rip it apart with bare hands? Why can't I dig with a stick? And when I make a crude shovel why can't I bury corpses with it? People used to do both of these things without tools even. Can't make planks with a saw. Historically planks used to be made with hatchets. I understand special items should make work faster and with less failure but no option to accomplish these tasks at all unless I somehow poses special item just adds to the chores and bulk on my back. And, again, I understand I'm supposed to buy these tools from other players but that's not what people do when they start. They slave in the mines to get ore, then waste more time to forge that ore in a tool. Again, a chore. Why is archery so hard? I need a specialized tool - a practice target - to train it? But only up to 40 skill? Then I need to go and kill mobs? Also, I can't kill them from a building's balcony or roof for skill gain (or an archery tower, d'oh, or from a tree as archers used to) because then mobs can't attack back and that apparently wouldn't teach me anything or would be unfair. Also, drawing the bow and aiming takes forever, that's not instinctive shooting - that's competitions, wouldn't happen during war or hunt. Also there's no chance to focus on my target because that's only for melee. Speaking of melee, it can be trained to 99 skill without killing a single mob just by getting to 40 on a dummy and then idle fighting with a cow for few days. And when it comes to killing something I need to shoot it 10+ times. Even when my shot goes through a torso. It doesn't matter in RL somebody who shoot 50 arrows from a bow to a target is perfectly capable of killing an animal with 1 shot from 10-15 meters with ease and 20-30 meters with bit of luck. Using more than 1 arrow is so rare you can assume it doesn't happen. Shouldn't be much different when it comes to shooting a human but apparently that wouldn't be fair to the PvP melee players. And a minimal range? Please... English longbow is known throughout the history as an armor piercing machine gun sniper rifle. Only a hardened steel armor could withstand its power. Arrows went through shields, through iron plates, obviously through chain mail. But it wouldn't be fair to the PvP melee players, so no. Why are special moves so limited? Supposedly it used to be that 2 players with a basic stun could kill any 1 player with ease. Well, news flash, 2:1 usually ends up the same in RL. But wouldn't be fair to the PvP melee veterans who want to solo a group. Why weaponless fighting doesn't have special moves? Grabs? Disarms? Throws? Simply pushing somebody down to the ground? And why I don't kick when wearing a cloth pants? Why swimming doesn't rise stats? My girlfriend happens to train her body only by swimming, never went to a gym, no other kinds of regular training. Beautifully shaped and strong body, great stamina, when need be runs like a lightning (doesn't run on regular basis, I do... she's faster). How exactly does stealth work? From my perspective, it doesn't. Okay, it hides me from local. But if I manage to sneak upon somebody from behind and surprise attack them... they parry with ease. Why everyone can afford a sword? And an armor made of iron? And a horse? Each of those used to be worth more than a house. Some were worth more than a big village. If you make iron that affordable, everything suffers, not only economy but all in-game strategies because everyone can afford good weapon and armor. Apparently eggs, vegetables and lean meat have no nutrition and don't contain carbs, fats or protein. What's wrong with killing a man with a pot of boiling hot fat? It might be unethical but should work perfectly fine regardless of what armor said man is wearing. What's an inventory. Seriously. Because it seems to represent my bare hands but I can hold up to a 100 items including containers, big and small, long and short. When I start the game I'm a medieval man who can't ride a horse. Because it wasn't a popular activity in times of kingdoms, knights, swords and, well, horses. Not only can't ride it, can't pack tons of stuff on it and lead it. Because people never done that. Can't put my bow on it. Can't bind a shovel to the saddle's side. Can't lead it by the bridle empty handed. Well, I could go on but this post already turned out ridiculously long. Sorry for that. I'll shut up now.