Amata

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    Havensfield, Indy (also, Western NY)

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  1. These freebie-helpers box for newbies in Haven's Landing are located on Haven Market Docks highway, north of the bigger public crop field, south of the public mine. At the Newbie Oven area
  2. Wow - thanks to everyone for such good responses! I very much appreciate your feedback and perspectives To address a couple points, real quick: Yeah, I know this - I used that language for convenience's sake while writing up the post... probably could have better used "opportunist" instead. Also, thank you for taking the time to discuss ruin hunters vs random opportunists - that's some really great Wurmian detail (makes this anthropologist super happy). Actually... nope. I talked to the locals before deeding the area to ensure that the land & resources weren't already part of somebody else's expansion plans or community project. And you're very good to remind me of this - there really are a ton of resources readily available just about everywhere. There are free resources and public mines much closer and more accessible to the newbie area, too... Your comments honestly made me think a bit over my own habit of being overly apologetic for taking up space (real or virtual) - a by-product of a lifetime of being expected by "norms" to be small and accommodating. Very interesting! I could probably be a little more confident about owning things that I want unapologetically. This is the concept of "proximity ownership" right? Thank you very much for clarifying... I asked about this in-game when I was setting up the permissions, but I was told either "I don't know" or "no, you have to enable pick up permissions too." So this is, at least for now, very much the way I'm going right now - I can remove pick up permissions from non-citizens while still allowing for people to collect the ore they mine, the logs they cut down, etc. And, in general, I have listened to everyone's discussion of the various ways to approach community life in Wurm. I already have a couple areas that are fenced and locked - and I do plan to use more of that going forward - plus, I am now planning to add some public places in perimeter areas with secured bins full of freebie resources, that I will keep stocked and in good repair. That very much appeals to my sense of hospitality (a real-world family tradition). Thanks again and see you in Wurm, Amata Lady of Havensfield, Independence
  3. Hi everyone, I'm a mayor of a relatively new deed on Independence... and I've got a bit of a "fool me once..." situation. What I Want: Some feedback based on in-game experiences, as well as personal play style commentary. Discussion with and between Wurm players. Honesty. What I DO NOT Need To Be Told: how permissions function, how to use permissions, technical aspects and how-to's. That I'm a stupid girl. That I'm naive. That I need to L2P. No grandstanding or hating. Some Background: I deeded a large swath of land. It's basically a rectangle longer than it is tall, that occupies most of a relatively steep hillside. The land includes a ton of trees, bushes, an entire mine, and even part of a highway. I have plans for all the space I took, and intend to work on this deed (and stick around on WO) long-term. Knowing that deeding this land will take away access to a bunch of previously free resources (wood, ore, food, mobs in the forest, etc) from the established locals... I deliberately set non-citizen permissions on deed for harvesting resources. In order to allow this level of access, it is necessary to also allow pick-up privileges. This is especially for trees and ore - resources that don't automatically go into your inventory, and require you to pick them up after gathering. I put a LOT of thought into this decision, and I knew how risky this level of permission - for basically anyone - would be. Where I'm Coming From: Despite the risk, I felt that it was (is) important to be a positive addition to my neighborhood. My deed is also very close to a newbie spawn point - so I also wanted new players venturing out for the first time to be able to use forage & botany, etc. Part of why I felt comfortable deeding so much land was that, from the very start, the build I intend to create on this land is based on a kinda idealized version of an old English estate (very idealized, lol) - where someone owns the land and is technically in charge, but the lands are accessible to the locals for farming, building their own homes as tenants, setting up a local market or town square to socialize, using the land & water resources for hunting, fishing, etc. Ultimately, I simply wanted to be neighborly, to play fairly, and to keep other's enjoyment of the game in mind. The Situation: As I have been building and gathering resources, things have been.... going missing. This is happening in areas that are noticeably "in-progress" and obviously on someone's deed. I have been building very methodically and keeping resources clustered together, to avoid the appearance of this stuff having been abandoned in the middle of nowhere. Anything that is able to be "secured" has been planted. But I'm not perfect, and some things end up simply dumped in a pile, or are otherwise loose - especially when there are times that I've needed to log off in a hurry. First it was a barrel of nails. Fairly low quality and easy to replace. Then there was a barrel of ribbons. Again, pretty low quality and I simply replaced them and the barrel. The most recent was a large barrel full of water (I haven't built a well yet). Obviously, again, not such a deal - I'll replace the large barrel and I'm not dying of thirst. Anything else that has "wandered off" has been mostly incidental, some jars of milk and cooking oil, a stack of grass or dirt or planks. Nothing really unfortunate... yet. I do have areas that are fenced in and behind locks: my horses and work animals, my food and fields, my cart of major supplies and tools. But I'm more concerned by the overall pattern being established here. Will the person(s) making visits to "borrow" from me eventually decide to bash down a fence and take my sheep? Or horses? Due to limitations beyond my control, some areas that I'm using are on perimeter instead of on deed. I would have simply deeded more, but there are reasons that this is not an option. And even if that never happens... will I always be plagued by ongoing petty theft in return for my attempts to be accessible and neighborly? The Bottom Line: I knew that something like this was a risk when I set the permissions the way that I did. Now that I have new information (in-game experience) - should I re-evaluate my earlier decision to allow general access to resources on-deed? Should I restrict non-citizen access, and come up with some other way to provide free resources and materials to my neighbors and the occasional traveler? What would that look like? How can I make that happen? Will these incidents escalate, or is this just a minor annoyance that isn't worth making any changes over? Is there a general consensus among Wurmians about resource access & etiquette? In terms of "Wurniam ethics," am I doing something abnormal, or is the "thief" the aberration? Ultimately: at what point does this cross a line and I need to tighten my permissions - if ever?
  4. I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood the coordinate system - Havensfield was added with an incorrect location! I'm adding a pic with the correct location noted. Sorry for the mix-up!! Thank you, Amata, Lady of Havensfield Independence
  5. Heya Could you please add my deed to the map: Havensfield, 47x, 50.5y There's a little black boxy-looking tangle of small roads pretty much right on the grid line between 50y & 51y (it's pretty obvious when you look there). That's the current "center" of my deed! Thank you, Amata, Lady of Havensfield, Independence
  6. Honestly, this is kinda all I really was trying to do. And, yeah, Calio is completely correct that from a technical, gameplay mechanics perspective - it's a freebie! ... I guess my wife and I were just coming at it from a more "RP" perspective; she found the horse and simply wanted to bring it home and take it under her care. Thanks for all the replies!!
  7. Hi Zoltan, I did do a forum search, but got no results. Not sure if there are any other ways to search usernames or player accounts that I've missed. Tried a search on the wiki, too, but again - no results. I was aware of the practice of caring for animals with alts, but was surprised to see a cared for animal just totally randomly out in an area with no structures or fences or any near-by neighbors or any hint of who to lead the animal "home" to. (I'm a little helper-busy-body type, lol) Thanks for the extra tips about keeping venerable animals! I didn't know that cared for venerable animals can be super delicate like that!! And I didn't know about them losing cared-for status cross servers. Fort Buda, huh? Wow you are really up there! I'm planning on heading pretty far north/northeast when I go to settle some land, so yeah, we'll be somewhat close What's the big market / happening cross-roads up in the northeast region?
  8. Hi Everyone - I'm trying to find a player named OfficialWurmViewer somewhere on Indy. We found a horse out in the wild that is "cared for" by OWV and would like to (a) return the horse, or (b) pay a little something for the horse & have OWV stop caring for the animal. (We would prefer option (b) honestly). Does anyone recognize the name? Is OWV still active? Are you OWV? Please let me know! Amata currently in Haven's Landing, Indy
  9. Hi there y'all. I'm pretty new and thinking about settling down on Independence. Does anyone live up along the Eastern shore of Mist Lake? Can anyone tell me what it's like up around there? Maybe a good place to settle down and build a homestead once I leave Haven's Landing? If that's not a good place, can y'all recommend an area that might be a good spot instead? I'm looking for something a little remote, but not completely cut off or isolated. I like the idea of working on my skills and becoming self-sufficient at my own pace, but I'm not a total hermit either. I would prefer a woodland environment, over something like a prairie grassland or tundra, etc. Thanks so much for the help! ~ A
  10. ... was it a nuclear portal, tho? I always thought it was a portal made by Deep Magic...
  11. New to Wurm (I was just waiting for the third person POV 😉)... Still using an apartment in Haven's Landing, Indy, getting some initial levels for basic skills. On the lookout for a small, but active & welcoming continent to stake my claim on!