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  1. And they evidently are all banned, except for politics, which gets back to my question of why. But you seem to feel that's ok. LOL. Whatever, I'm not going to go tit for tat with you since you do seem to be one of those always looking for a fight. I gave my opinion and you gave yours. Mission accomplished. If you want an argument, choose someone else to quote.
  2. You can try to be all smug if you like and tell others what they should do, while at the same time saying they shouldn't try to control your behavior. But the fact is there are people who will not control their feelings, and politics at this point in time is completely unhinged, so the conflicts will happen regardless of your high-hat comment that it "shouldn't" and how people "should" react to it. But if you're one of those who just loves the madness, then I guess you'd be quite happy with turning the in-game chat into a battle ground. It makes others very uncomfortable and if the game ceases to be an escape for them, they'll likely find another game that is. It is what it is and people will be people. And I will repeat the question, if politics is ok, then why not religion, or drugs, or porn, or any other controversial subject that can be offensive to some, or make some people uncomfortable? One is ok and the others are not? Pick and choose what's allowed to be argued about but still allow dissension and hard feelings? Why is that I wonder? I believe that none of it has any place in a game people play for escape from all that crap. Oh, and I'm certainly not going to take your "advice" and change my views to accommodate your love of conflict. LOL
  3. This I agree with. And if politics is ok, then why not religion or any other subject that could potentially cause dissension and intense feelings in some people? And especially at a time when passions are running high, like in today's political climate, I feel it has no place in a "game" that I'd wager most play to escape from the intensity for a while and try to relax. Methinks that's why politics and religion are usually lumped together when certain topics are excluded from "approved" topics on forums, because they both evoke intense feelings in some people and can lead to some pretty brutal verbal confrontations. Yet for some reason Wurm decided at some point to remove politics from the rule but not religion? I didn't know that. I thought it was still not allowed. I really have to wonder why. Sounds stupid to me. If people want to argue politics or spout their ideologies, Twitter and Facebook are that way ------->
  4. Might be kinda cool actually but not sure how that might work in Wurm since we don't have "danger zones" per se. And I couldn't help but flash back to this vid. lol.
  5. Thanks for that picture. I so needed a good chuckle this morning. LOL. Unfortunate indeed!
  6. I think the first ones should be very, very simple and seemingly obvious to those who have been playing a while. I think that first you should go through the first things the newbie will encounter when they enter the world and follow the natural progression of what they'll encounter in the order they'll be encountering it. I'm guessing you are probably planning to start a new character and go step by step for the newbie who is standing there wondering what to do. (and don't flip through the menus like so many youtubers do, assuming people can see what you're doing because "it's obvious.") Start with the bare basics. Things like the mirror, what's in their inventory and why, equipping armor, setting preferences, and the tutorial itself and explaining why it's a good idea to go through it. Then getting to the starter town of choice and how to choose one, and once there, the question of whether to stay a while or not to stay, etc. What to do first. Explaining food and water, how they affect the character, and why they want to consider that before setting out on their own, how to make their first meal and carry water with them at all times. Also, do show how the mouse-over of the upper left icon on the character sheet shows their current inventory weight, total weight, and percentages of slow-down for weight. LOL. I played for years without ever knowing that was even there. And they need to know why they need to eat but that they won't die if they don't, and that ccfp is good for later but not a necessity for survival at first. Then progress to using their tent, how to fight (I understand that was left out of the tutorial because it's "too dangerous?" lol), what to do if/when they die, use of guard towers. Making their first cart (and why or why not), and how to use it, etc, etc, which will also show them how to "activate" tools, use the toolbelt, the crafting window, cutting trees, making planks, etc. Also as a newbie character yourself you'll just naturally be coming across stuff you need to say as you go along that you maybe didn't think of in advance, which is good. And anything that seems "obvious," make to sure to explain it anyway. And then worry about going on to the other topics you mentioned like understanding slopes and highways and more "advanced" concepts. edit: Oh, and I'd make sure the titles make it blatantly clear that they're new, maybe with the dates. There's so much old outdated stuff out there now that unless someone knows how much the game has changed, (unlikely for a complete newbie), they may not think to sort by date uploaded or notice how old they are. Maybe include the word "Official" hehe
  7. Good Gods. You are talking about the PVE servers? PVP is that way -------> Why in the world would anyone in their right mind log in and stand around on a PVE server to collect information of who happened to wander across or near a deed? LOL. For what purpose? You act like the PVE servers are somehow covert PVP, or some kind of competition, or like you want it to be except you don't want anyone to be able to kill you. I can think of zero reasons any of this belongs on PVE but I can think of many reasons why you should go play on a PVP server, or better yet go play on one of the WU servers. I find it hard to believe that you are at all serious in any of this or your other "suggestions." Methinks perhaps you are trolling, albeit a lot more wordy than the average troll, and a lot more argumentative of every response.
  8. And yet you keep posting too and trying to rebut or whatever every time someone posts, and saying drop it, or 'get the last word' or close the thread, etc. . lol. Sorry, not trying to derail, just saying. We all have a "right" to post, just like you do. Carry on.
  9. The authour did not maliciously blind himself from information to cast Wurm in a negative light as a few here seem to believe, rather he intentionally went in blind as to assess the game from the perspective of a brand new player trying to figure things out for themselves with a bit of the site's community input. This was not done just to Wurm Online either, as the staff of the website points out. This is a series which is long running and takes this same approach to multiple games. I think this bears repeating. Well said. One more try. Come on people. It's a Series in the Community section of the their website. It uses the same method for all the games it covers in that series, and has done so for 10 years now. Wurm was not singled out. Read some of them yourself. Make sure you read the "Choose My Adventure" series and not their "Reviews" or "Opinions" articles if you want to make an accurate comparison to their treatment of other games. It is not claiming to be an authoritative, informed "Journalistic Review." It is not an "Opinion" article. Regardless of what the gal's title is at the company or what her other duties there may be. It is a (supposed to be) fun monthly activity for and with their community, much like some things we've had here on our own forums although ours are limited to Wurm things since this is a Wurm forum. If it was intended to be a "Journalistic Review" or claimed to be an "informed Opinion piece," then I would have been one of the first to agree with all those here who are up in arms because she didn't do her homework or ask for help. And I certainly wouldn't have been shy about showing the rough side of my tongue. But that's not the case. So it's a bit beyond my comprehension why this is so hard to understand or why it's so hard for some to even entertain the notion that maybe, just maybe, they may have misjudged the lady*. But whatever, folks have their minds made up and don't want to be confused with any evidence to the contrary. Nothing I can do about that I guess and I'm not even sure why I'm bothering, to be honest. *edit: A minor (or major? lol) correction and I figured I'd just edit here and only correct this post rather than go through and correct all my previous posts as well. Was just reading another one of the other CMAs, just for entertainment since they are pretty entertaining, and discovered that the writer, Chris, is a gal and not a guy. My bad, and apologies to Chris.
  10. @PlatynaIndeed, we do seem to be going in circles here. The company in general may be all of that, but it's more as well. If you look under the different categories you will find the Choose My Adventure series under **Community** along with their forums/chats, storyboards, and other social features. You will not find it under **Opinions** nor **Columns** nor **News**. Sorry, I would have mentioned this particular tidbit sooner but I confess I thought it was rather obvious so it didn't enter my mind.
  11. Same here. It was indeed a sad day in history. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I was feeling as I watched in horror. 19 years, wow. Many of the people we interact with on a daily basis now weren't even born yet or were so young they don't really remember, except maybe vaguely. And so many today want to pretend it's just history with no relevance, and not just this but many other things too. And many these days are even actively trying to erase so much of our history altogether so that no one will be "disturbed" by it. That's really too bad because the old saying about history repeating itself if we fail to remember is all too true. We really do need to be "disturbed" by much of our history and remember it as though it was yesterday and could happen again any time if we're not very careful.
  12. Well just to play devil's advocate here, I think that for the purposes of that particular series titled Choose My Adventure, he is playing the "regular Joe," and taking his readers on an adventure into unknown territory, complete with all the misadventure (and misinformation, and missteps) that goes along with that type of series. I do not believe for a minute that it was intended to be a definitive review of the game by a "reporter." It's a fun series actually, you should try reading some of the other installments on other games. Sometimes it's downright funny what he thinks when he runs into certain quirky things in some games, when you're sitting there thinking Yikes, no wonder, he's doing it all wrong. lol This is what staff posted in response to some of the comments: "Bree Royce Choose My Adventure isn’t a review or constructive criticism or a comprehensive research piece. It’s a let’s-play series where the writer usually goes in as a newbie and lets the game and the readers (through polls and comments) decide what he sees and does and experiences next over the course of several weeks. Much of the point of the series, which has been running close to 10 years across dozens of games with the same format, is to reveal the character of the community through its votes and advice and to examine how accessible the games are for typical MMO gamers in 2020, people who do not generally download the syllabus and study wikis before playing. It’s certainly done both here. PS: He played the tutorial. He discussed it in the last piece. I also went through the tutorial a few weeks back and my opinion is Chris is being being charitable as to its state here. This is a problem with many old games, including many of my favorites (ask me what I think of UO’s and SWG’s garbage tutorials). That isn’t his job to compensate for – it’s the games’. Edit: The OP came back and literally accused our writer of lying, so yeah, we’re done here, locking thread." So, we can either take him at his word, and I see no reason not to since all the other games in the series (over a 10 year period) appear to be exactly that, or we can continue to insist that it's a journalistic review of the game and that they're outright lying on Wurm for some devious purpose and intentionally misleading people. I just really have a hard time understanding why so many are so determined to "prove" the latter, at the expense of our image as a community. The community in any game is often the single most important thing to people considering a new game, and in my opinion Wurm has one of the best communities (with a few exceptions). It's a shame that we don't seem to care that much about showing our better side sometimes. edit: Someone has just recently posted a beautiful, informative, how-to advice response to the articles. That's so refreshing. We need more of that. I'm too stubborn to turn off my ad blockers to make an account over there so I could post, so that leaves me out. lol. I was tempted though. edit to the edit: That someone was @Amata. Thanks Amata for your friendly, level headed and informative posts there. It's too bad that had to take the form of damage control but still I think it's good that you did it. Amazing how you packed so much info into those posts. lol. Well done. Hopefully the writer hasn't just thrown up his hands in disgust & aversion, and will give it another shot (using some of your advice) as he had originally intended. Sadly I have a feeling he won't.
  13. And I did not take that article as being a "journalistic report" myself. It's obvious a whole lot of people did. I saw it as a Let's Play kind of thing where his readers are along on the journey with him. I read a bunch of his other games he covered and it's pretty much the same. Looks like everyone was having a good time and even though he was sorely misguided on a few things in the games I was somewhat familiar with, nobody seemed to care or jump in and lambaste the guy for being misguided. Some, where existing players actually commented it was all friendly and giving him tips to correct misconceptions. I haven't read them all, but to be perfectly honest the only one I've seen so far with outraged fans posting, disgruntled banned ex-players posting, etc., is Wurm. To be fair, most of the posts were rational and level headed, like Katspurr and a few others. I really don't believe that the content of the article, or the guy's opinion of the game, or his accuracy of how to do things, or even his motivations mean diddly squat to most readers over there. But for those who read comments, maybe looking for more insight into the game, possibly from fans like in the other articles in that series, I think we as a community just have egg on our faces. Not like a lot of people would have given any of it too much weight, but tbh if I see things like that on other games I'm maybe looking at, I generally cross that game off my list because I have no desire to get into another game with a small, mean-spirited, cliquish, judgemental, argumentative community where you have to be careful what you say. Our community is not really like that, with a few exceptions, which is why it bothers me that we somehow manage to consistently put out that impression wherever we go. And now we've done it again.
  14. No personal attacks. Just trying to get across to you that 1) Again, there is no dispute that he said "use forge." 2) Just because the wiki page doesn't say "use forge" doesn't mean he could not possibly have misunderstood and therefore must be lying. And 3) You keep harping on the "use forge" interpretation and claiming he's lying when there is zero proof that he knew you don't need charcoal to use a forge, for some reason that I don't understand. But it does say you need charcoal to make steel and that is what he was looking for so it makes sense he probably was on that page. It's not such a far reach to think he just might have assumed it meant for forges in general. But I feel keeping on over there is more likely to run people off rather than make them think they should check us out. Guess I'm just losing patience with the persistence of this witch hunt and the unwillingness of some to stop making it worse over there trying to win an argument or whatever it is you're trying to do over there. Maybe the guy is everything you people think he is. Maybe he's a wurm hater. Maybe he's a troll. I'm willing to concede that. That still wouldn't excuse boorish behavior on that web site. Yet some here are completely unwilling to entertain the idea that maybe he's just an uninformed noob. But either way, it's all still irrelevant and takes a back seat to the image we now have on that web site. Whatever. The damage is done now so I'll just leave you all to it. Hope it gives you some measure of satisfaction. Continuing it here isn't as bad as keeping on pushing it there, but still counter productive and I guess I've been a contributor here as well, so enough.
  15. This ^^^ And one person in particular is still over there insisting that it's absolutely impossible for anyone on the planet to have gotten the idea that you need charcoal for a forge to make steel and therefore must be lying if they say they thought that. Never mind what it says on the Steel Lump page. Why? To what purpose? lol. Yeah, this is really making us look good and going to make all their readers want to run over here and play this game and join our community. Guess we're really showing them a thing or two about how superior we are. lolololol.