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My favorite thing to do is any game is decorating and designing. I have seen some amazing things by other Wurmians and also come up with some nifty ideas myself. I also get asked a lot "How did you do that?!" So this thread is to show others how we achieve those very things. We are very limited in Wurm with objects to decorate with so we have to get creative! Please share below any ideas you have also seen or come up with, don't forget to tell us HOW you did it I highly recommend taking a look at this thread "Unique design ideas we've come across" by Ayuna and checking out JosuhaCalvert and KatsPurr Wurm streams when they travel across all the servers exploring other peoples deeds. The FIRST thing you need to know about is placement snapping. We all know you can place objects anywhere you like but did you know that if you hold down ALT while placing a object it SNAPS to certain places on the ground! Holding down CTRL while placing a object does the same thing but in even smaller increments. This makes stacking things so much easier. Another great way to stack things directly on top of each other is to select many items at once and then place them. If you don't move your mouse at all you can place them all in the exact same spot. You can place up to as many items as you have actions. The higher your Mind Logic is the more actions you have. To select more than one item from your inventory at once just click on the first one then hold shift and click the last item you want to place. This will highlight all those objects at once. We also know you can rotate things while holding them by using the mouse wheel, but did you know that if you hold down SHIFT while rotating you can FREELY rotate it to almost any angle you like? A lot of objects in Wurm have slots. Slots are invisible points located on objects that allow you to place other things on top of them, like tables etc. With those 4 nifty tips in mind lets get on with the ideas! (Some of these are no brainer's and things you probably already knew about, so I apologize in advance for boring you with those lol) Built in Bookcases: Build a T arch wall and then place a High bookshelf inside each side of the arch. It will give the illusion of being built in. Also for those that want to place more than the 15? allowed items on one bookcase just stack another directly over the top Did you know that you can place objects on Beds? Coffee Table: Place 4 Coffers on top of each other using the methods above. This can be tricky to do as they have slots on top so the coffer will want to be placed on top of the other coffer instead of the ground. Just move you mouse around until you find that sweet spot that allows you to place it in the same space as the other. Rotate each one around until you come up with a octagon. Vase of flowers: Place a Marble Planter (I like to stack 2 or more on top of each other for a fuller look, more on that later) then place a coffer in the exact same spot. The Marble Planter will show just enough of it to look like a vase. Flower pots and potted plants: I use Flower Pots to death lol, I also recently saw someone use the Tea Plant as a potted plant. You will be surprised how good some of the herbs and spices look out of that rack. If you take 2 different colored flower pots and then stack them in the same spot and turn one of them slightly you will get a nice full multi colored flower pot. You can use more than 2 colors or just the same color. If you place some flower pots or any object for that matter on a Small Bedside Table, you can then push it into a stone wall with a window and give it the illusion of it sitting IN the actual window. Be careful with this because if you push it too far into the wall you wont be able to grab it to move it again. Take a Small Bucket and place it in the exact same spot as a tea plant to get a different look for the planters, you can also do this with any of the herbs, spices or flowers. Curtains: This one has been a hit with anyone that has seen it so far. I got the idea from a alliance member and then just tweaked it a bit to come up with the ones I am going to show you now. Take 2 Banners and place them either side of your window. If you place them from the outside (ground level) they will sit lower, if you place them from inside on a floor they will sit higher. Push them into the wall so only one small section can be seen inside the window on each side. Make sure to push them far enough into the wall as they do move in the breeze. You can dye them any color you like too! Unfortunately this will not work for the wooden walls Arbor: Bell Cots used in making Bell towers make great arbors! Wall Signs: If you push a Large or Small Sign into a thick wall you can hide the pole and it will look like its hanging from the wall. I have seen someone get it to hide the whole sign and only show the writing too! I have never been able to get that to work but I guess it is possible Toilets: Okay this one is a bit silly but I really wanted something else in my bathroom apart from a tub sooooo I came up with this lol Its a Sandstone Altar and a empty flower pot or planter pot in front. It looks best with the sandstone altar as that matches the pot almost perfectly. You can also place a stool inside the flower pot to look like a lid on the toilet and then you can sit on it too. I just didn't like the legs poking out the bottom a little so I took it away. If stone is not your thing how about a wood loo?! Use a unfinished Beehive, a unfinished small bucket and a small barrel. Bathtub: I yoinked this idea from Joshua's Villa Updates, and I think he yoinked it from somewhere else lol. Place one of the new Wall Fountains in a wall, then just place a Huge Tub under the water. It looks like the fountain is filling the bath. You can add a stool inside to sit in it and there are actually slots on the Huge Tub to place items if you want. I have seen a grooming brush placed on one before to look like a scrubbing brush. Flower Fountain: I saw this at a disbanded deed and had to have it on my own. I added a Bell Tower to it as well. Just place as many flower pots as you want inside the bottom of either a Fountain or Ornate fountain, then place a Bell Tower over the top. easy! Add Greenery!: You will be surprised how much of a difference just a little greenery will make to a area. Use flowers, Trellis, herbs or spices to give a splash of color and freshness to your rooms. Trellis Stacking: Speaking of Trellis, if you stack 2 different kinds of trellis over each other it will give it a nice full look and add a little depth. I like to use Ivy over Rose the most. Also if you push the trellis into a thick wall JUST enough so that you hide the wooden part, then it looks like the trellis is climbing on the actual wall! More Trellis Stacking: I saw this on one of my explorations and thought it looked really nice, I then added some large planters under the trellis so it looks like they are growing out from them. Barrel Stacking: I got this idea from my ally Borstaskor. He used it to place small barrels. Place your Wine Barrel Rack on the ground grab a Empty Shelf and place your second Wine Barrel Rack on the middle shelf, then place it over the top of the first Wine Barrel Rack. I found I needed to do it in that order or the bottom rack will want to sit on the bottom shelf or you cant get the second rack onto the middle shelf while it is already over the first rack. Still Stacking: Saw this one at a friends deed. This is great if you don't have a lot of room in your Cellar/Brewery for all your stills and keeps them nice and close for easier access. Again this can be tricky as Stills also have a slot on them, so trying to place them over the top of each other will make them want to actually sit on top of each other. Just move your mouse around to find that sweet spot. Once you have your stills placed over each other (16 can be rotated in the one spot) rotate them until they form a circle, or half circle in my case, like in the image below. Shelf Stacking: The Empty Shelf is such a great object to add some extra decor to Planter racks or Amphora racks. The rack parts are all the EXACT same model. So they fit perfectly over each other. I recommend decorating the empty shelf first and then stacking it over the top of one of the others, makes it a bit easier. If I remember any others I will post them here too Happy Wurming everyone! Cant wait to get inspired from decorating tips by you all!
Odd Blades Do you do Archaeology? Have you ever made a scissor blade that was...lets just say... NOT iron? how embarrassing! This can be a problem, especially if you get a rare or supreme scissor blade, as the difference in the sale value between iron scissors and other metals can be significant. Myth: You need another blade of the same metal surely? False: No, you don't - all 'metal' type blades will combine with an iron scissor blade, and all 'alloy' blades will combine with a steel blade - you can just make the 2nd iron or steel scissor blade (as appropriate) in the forge. How do we know which metal type the finished scissors will be? Myth: It's random, isn't it? False: No, it's not random - YOU control the finished metal type, and here's how... Activate the 'odd' metal type blade and then combine with the iron blade (this also ensures any archaeology runes on the 'odd' blade will transfer to the finished scissors!) The RUNES come from the activated (double-clicked green) blade, but the METAL TYPE comes from the non-activated blade. Here's the proof: Scissor Experiment I made some scissor blades in archaeology, of various types - 5 were in 'odd' metals, so I then made some more iron blades in the forge (shown warm) so that there were the same number of iron and 'odd' metals (5 pairs each containing one 'odd' blade and one iron blade): First, the WRONG way: I first activated (double clicked) an iron blade and then combined it with a zinc blade: The resulting scissors were zinc (see below) and the runes from the zinc blade were not transferred across. The RIGHT way: I next activated (double clicked) a zinc blade and then combined it with an iron blade: The resulting scissors were iron (metal type from the non-activated blade), and contained the runes (transferred from the activated zinc blade) The remaining 'odd' metal blades had runes (left images), so I activated each in turn and combined each with it's own non-activated iron blade to make iron scissors which retained the runes (right images): I hope this helps those of you who are lucky enough to make a rare+ scissor blade of *any* metal type, and want scissors in a sensible metal, but are worried about how to combine it. TL:DR For guaranteed iron or steel metal type from a blade with an 'odd' metal type: Activate scissor blade with the unwanted metal and combine with iron blade if metal, or steel blade if alloy. For guaranteed rune(s): Activate runed scissor blade of any metal type (with the runes you definitely want on it) and combine with iron blade if metal or steel blade if alloy. For guaranteed rarity from a rare+ blade: Activate rare+ scissor blade, and combine with iron blade if metal or steel blade if alloy.
Unicorn Taming Trouble
Kiros posted a topic in Unlimited Questions and ConfusionsI have 39 taming skill and have tried over 100 times to tame a unicorn without success, what am I doing wrong? Wurmpedia says that I need "seeds" to tame a unicorn. now, when I read "seeds" I think of seeds, as in crop seeds, not grains, but wurmpedia has grains (rye rice wheat barley) also labelled as seeds. I have tried mixed grass, rye and vegetable seeds with the same results, 90% of the time it agros and attacks me, rarely it will just ignore my commands.
All About Traders
Keldun posted a topic in Town SquareSo, the wiki is a little short on information about how traders actually work and my understanding of the topic is a bit fuzzy. So I decided to start this thread to collect the infoation, this is what I heard sofar: Traders deal with two groups of items: player made and special items. When a trader is created the creator can set a tax rate of up to 40%. He starts out with only 1 Silver and several special items. Player made items The game uses a list of base prices defined by type of item and quality. You can querry that value with the "get price" option. A trader uses this base price and modifies it by some supply and demand values. When he sells an item, he tajes this modified price plus a little gain(?) plus taxes. When he buys something he subtracts gain and taxes. In both cases taxes go to the deed. Once in a while an invisible Kingdom trader comes along to take some items and bring money. This trade isn't necessarily equal though and depends on the success of the trader. Apparently a very successful trader can receive good items in addition to the money as well. Special items Those are not affected by tax. They are never bought back. When the trader sells one of these items he keeps some money and sends some money to the king. The ratio is different from item to item. Transmutation wand: 50S Cost, 38S go to the King, 12S remain with the trader. Settlement form, Merchant and Trader contract: Everyone claims all money goes to the King and the stuff is not affected by tax, so why do trade owners sell these contracts for less? So that's all i found out so far, can anyone add more information or correct mistakes if there are any?