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  1. Every mmo game has old and new players playing together. Silver is silver, especially when all one cluster. Any initial disruption via joining the clusters would bounce back to natural equilibrium quickly. We need to let the clusters unite and let nature take its course. More room can then be introduced if absolutely still needed and people would naturally migrate via boat.
  2. Welcome Cadence, but I really think connecting all the servers now by a boat ride might be better in order to spread people out. When I log into Release, there are between 9 and 20 players typically, and it's similar on many of the old servers. 9 of 1900 is a very out of balance number. Let the economies and players now merge instead of making more servers. A natural balance and equilibrium will then come about. Extra servers, if then deemed necessary, could be reached by any server by boat and the natural equilibrium continues uninterrupted.
  3. @Katrat what is that chest behind you and under the tapestry in your recent pic? (looks really nice)
  4. Congratulations! LOL I also did something similar, when entirely new, for a mailbox. Pushed it across Newspring Island on Xan for a week by myself, hiding it inside trees along the way jealously for logouts, etc. Then I got home and saw someone making them and enchanting for like 1s on-site in trade chat after the grueling week thinking I'd scored so big. Grats again, and there should definitely be an annual Push-Off 5000 event of some sort I want in as a champ pusher! Edit: omg the more i recall, the more funny it is i remember now people passing on occasion and stopping to gawk and ask what i was doing and me trying to stop and act like im doing nothing or some such.. and me wondering why the hell everyone is so curious at what im doing pushing a mailbox down the road so to take this to the next level, can you manage to push and not be seen? pushing should be a skill and have titles! again, grats, I was more than eager to welcome you to Club Push and share my own self-imposed hazing experience to club entry upon reading this post hahaa @MootRedgreat one! Is it 2020 already?
  5. Kochinac, if the current perms system allowed for transfer to offline players, would that satisfy what you are looking for? It seems if this were possible, the issues you point out would be alleviated. Why is it that you actually can't transfer to players who aren't currently online but that are players nonetheless?
  6. +1 to the ponies, a very under-represented and under-appreciated staple creature. every time one dies. 3 should be born
  7. I've used you guys for some time now and appreciate the service. I've been sending to Davih though. Is it now Davihh with the double H at the end?
  8. Your exorcism skill is half of mine. No excuses!
  9. If Runescape lives on, so will wurm in even its worst of shape imaginable!
  10. Horse vs Croc

    Ostentatio, that's a really interesting point. Britannica is also a tertiary of some sort, but has always been accepted across the scholarly world, unlike Wikipedia. Some of my clients cite political leanings of the Wikipedia, while others cite its sourcing methods, and some just don't give a reason why it's not accepted. I have to admit, it would be funny if some really scholarly dissertation or other paper jumped out there and used Wikipedia as a reference. I do know that I've never seen any such respectable work or even journalism that uses Wikipedia as a cited source. Unless it's some sort of analysis into the Wikipedia itself, how it works, etc. Can you imagine a heart surgeon writing a groundbreaking paper on a new procedure and citing Wikipedia of all places? I have two friends in college who also say Wikipedia is not a reputable source they can use when doing their work. It wasn't accepted by my professors either in my six years of college at two, separate schools. However, most .edu sites, Britannica, some really respected .org sites, and journalism sources like the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, for example, all are universally accepted. Took me a few re-reads, Beanbag, to catch your meaning. No, I wasn't addressing Wurmpedia. I was only giving a quick tip on citation in reference to the citing of Wikipedia on crocs, albeit this is just Wurm forums and no tip really was needed per se.
  11. Horse vs Croc

    Ekcin, no ideological fighting here lol. There was a reasonable argument made about crocs and horses in which the awesome effort was made to even give citations. Good stuff! - and I chimed in with a tip from a professional view that may help some in the future to strengthen their points via citation use. 95% of forums is opinion-based material. Don't be bruised about me disagreeing with you elsewhere and bring it here, then tell me to stay on point . I agree with you most of the time, chill homey. This post about crocs and horses is definitely an interesting one to ponder
  12. if this would be all player-done, then go for it, i have nothing to say but that that's really nice of people for sure. you can support players in woe or whatever cause you like. but the idea of it possibly being game mechanic or game-supported officially is a big no
  13. dude, this is a video game and a really cheap one at that that allows for you to even earn your way to totally free play forever on if you want. there are loads of other free games out there too, and when i cant afford a game, i dont play it. grants to play wurm? yes, the idea of others-funded grants to play a video game is some new-wave ideological stuff here as i suggested above. but kudos for caring for others, sincerely. if you manage to get such a system setup, i guess i should apply - terribly abusive childhood, parent committed suicide, homeless as a teen, been a single parent for 15 years to a disabled child with zero support from anyone, house burnt down, tragic accident that left me unable to work for a long time, and more, but somehow I manage wurm and making money irl. we dont need 'grants' to play video games. just think about that idea. if you cant earn enough silvers through game play or real life work or both, then you likely have much bigger problems than the inability to play a game in general
  14. @Pandalet - sticky note reminder to name Gold Mountain
  15. SImply tunnel in somewhere, then start mining the way you want things. Mine the ceilings up, or drop or raise floors. Build bridges, buildings, underground lakes, and more. Like Zenity said though, it can get tricky when you start running into other players' work. That usually then requires some tactical re-routing and alterations to get around or fix. Don't forget support beams in order to avoid collapse, but know that beams installed off-deed will then require a priest or subsequent deeding to remove.
  16. It's great to look out for others, but please no organized socialism/communism in Wurm. If you would like to donate to players who say they can't play as often as they would like, for whatever reason they may give, you can do that without staff or game-based mechanisms to do it. Just reach out to the person and donate. If others want to donate, they surely will also. I've seen a lot of organized good done here via the forums too. If you read the sleep bonus page in the pedia, that's what that mechanic was designed for, though it's used for much more than originally intended.
  17. Horse vs Croc

    I write professionally, and most of my clients now refuse any sort of citations involving Wikipedia. The reasons are many, but reputability/credibility is at the root of it all. Unfortunately, Wikipedia became very political, at some point, in the way they present or avoid presenting info, and the professional world took notice. You also do not need to necessarily know what you are talking about to contribute to Wikipedia articles. I would recommend sources like the Encyclopedia Britannica or a .edu for things like this.
  18. Oh Pandalet. wink wink
  19. Horse vs Croc

    Great points, but I avoid wikipedia for reference. No longer trustworthy in the professional realm.