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News Update: Work and Progress. Week 14

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Hey Everyone!

 

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=45&v=kfVsfOSbJY0

 

As you may have noticed, the weekly news has now moved to a Friday. In the past, Thursdays were the best time because Johan could deal with feedback on the Friday after the news came out. Now, however, I am much more available to do that on weekends rather than Fridays. It also gives the developers an extra day to submit news for the week!

 

Sorry this was unannounced. I meant to mention it last week!

 

This week the developers have been scaling back development in time for the Easter Holidays but there have still been things going on behind the scenes with feature implementations and tweaks. There are no major feature announcements today.

 

Without too much delay, here's the news...

 

Elevation Trader Reimbursements

 

As everyone is aware, the reset for the Elevation server is fast approaching.  To facilitate the transition players are now able to request reimbursement for traders that they own using the in-game /support reporting system.  These traders will be removed and reimbursed at a value of 20 silver coins each.

 

To qualify for reimbursement a trader must either:

  • Be located on a deed (Reimbursement to Mayor or designated alternate) 
  • Be located within a house (Reimbursement to Writholder or designated alternate)
  • Traders not meeting either of the 2 above requirements are not qualified for reimbursement.

Players will have until April 8th to make claims after which all traders will be removed from the server.

 

Original thread for this can be found here.

 

Elevation Map Under Construction

 

One of the tasks the development team have been working on is the new map for Elevation.

 

I don't have any detailed information yet but as mentioned previously it is planned to include a central landmass with smaller islands near the borders with the existing home servers.

 

Don't forget that "small islands" in this case could turn out to be pretty big relative to what players are used to on Elevation.

 

War Machines Implemented

 

After an initial introduction on the Challenge servers, the Trebuchet, Ballista, Siege Shield, Spike Barrier, Magical Turrets and Archery towers were implemented on all servers, although the towers do not attack enemies (except KoS players on PvP servers).

 

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There were a few issues to begin with whereby players were able to block each other using siege shields on the PvE servers, although they should now be easier to push and pull to avoid this. The game rules were amended to make it very clear that it is against the rules to "block access to deeds, merchants, or structures not belonging to you" or to "intentionally create player traps", using siege shields or any other method, on the Freedom cluster (excluding Chaos).

 

Initial feedback showed that the trebuchet was overpowered at first so there is now a delay in firing it to make it more reasonable.

 

Xanadu and Chaos Map Dump Progress

 

We are hoping to use various methods of distributing the fresh map dumps of Xanadu and Chaos soon. Our primary distribution will be in the form of a Google Maps style interface as part of the Wurm site, possibly even with map markers for the start deeds etc. and the potential for more information to be added over time. Many thanks to Mamadarkness and MaxC for working on this over the past week!

 

We also expect that some players will want to be able to download the image file itself for use in community maps, or to re-host on their own servers, or to view offline. We hope to make the map dumps freely available as torrents. If you have a specific need for the raw file (to make a community map, or to re-host it on your own servers) you may also message me once they are released and I will send you instructions on downloading the raw image file.

 

A direct download link on our own site would be our favourite option but at the moment there's no way we would have enough bandwidth. The files are pretty big indeed!

 

Bridge Debugging Continues

 

There is not much to say about bridges right now other than they are coming along nicely and debugging is going very well. We still expect that they will be released in mid-April for all to enjoy!

 

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Bridges still very much under construction! Click for a larger version.

 

Successful Treasure Hunt

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the latest Game Master organised treasure hunt which took part on the Exodus server last Saturday. The turnout was really great and I hear it was well organised so good job all round!

I also heard that some people enjoyed exploring a new server they had never been on much, or at all, before even if they didn't win one of the big prizes so that's great to hear.

 

Stay tuned for future treasure hunts on other servers and in different timezones!

 

PR Team is Recruiting

 

Would you like to help write the weekly news, publicise Wurm, maintain our social media pages and much more?

 

Consider volunteering as a Public Relations Assistant! You can find the full recruitment thread here. There is no closing date but I expect to start appointing people within the next week or two.

 

Happy Easter

 

And last, but by no means least, Happy Easter Wurmians!

 

Whether you celebrate Easter the traditional way or you just want the excuse to eat tons of chocolate, or whether you don't celebrate it at all, we hope you have a great weekend.

 

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That's all for this week,

Happy Wurming!

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Thanks for the news and Happy Easter! I was beginning to be worried we wouldn't get any news this week. Not that there was much to report, but it's always nice to keep the players in the loop!


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Fantastic news regarding map interface and their possibly being included on the main Wurm site.

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Guess the days of "new" news is over all of this while nice is regurgitated news that has already been posted about in the forums.   :(


 


 


(might as well call it a weekly recap)  


 


edit: well i guess the map interface is new but..i guess i just miss Johan and getting in the office reports. 


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thnx for the news and good work, ill might add this happy easter to u all, and now even the devs have to take some time off =) take care ppl.


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Happy Easter, eager to check out New elevation map! Keep up the good work

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Guess the days of "new" news is over all of this while nice is regurgitated news that has already been posted about in the forums.   :(

 

 

(might as well call it a weekly recap)  

 

edit: well i guess the map interface is new but..i guess i just miss Johan and getting in the office reports. 

 

This week was a slow week for developer news but the map dumps information is new and has not been posted before.

I think all of the other weekly news has something new in there, but I think recapping is good too. Some weeks like this week I have to recap a lot more than others.

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Why did I click that youtube video.... I could have lived happy for the rest of my life not knowing who Rebecca is.... but thats no longer the case... a part of my soul literally died just now.


 


Thanks Wossoo


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Damn, I thought you were going to tell us that Wurm had BUNNIES! That we could breed... :-) Future update? Pweease!


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Enough with the Rabbits ... ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! Though i am glad for the lack of the giggling easter bunny in game this year... (I hope) 


 


 


./goes to hide and shake under the bed because of the insane amount of bunnies in this thread. 


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please add rabbits and bunnies


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PS: Easter egg foraging enabled on the servers this year?

That was going to be my question too :D

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Guess the days of "new" news is over all of this while nice is regurgitated news that has already been posted about in the forums.   :(

 

 

(might as well call it a weekly recap)  

 

edit: well i guess the map interface is new but..i guess i just miss Johan and getting in the office reports.

Well, one thing a majority of us were asking for was weekly updates again and that is what he just gave us. Recap or big news. I for one an just glad to have weekly reinstated.

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No, no bad Wossoo *smacks nose with newspaper* one does not link Rebecca Black. :) Anyways, thanks for the news and happy easter.


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So new Epic server is hand-sculpted?


 


Tsk tsk tsk... same as when last Challenge map was hand made:  Big opportunity missed having Xanadu randomly generated, got mediocre results on what could have been a crowning achievement yet 30-person PvP things get hand-mapped...... 


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How about a map dump of Affliction , old and new Elevation?


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I think I am the only person who actually likes that song. No taste, I know.


 


Edit -had to rewatch it


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I'd be more than happy to help write the weekly news as well as advertise this wonderful game!

I alsooooooooo......... Want a bunny!

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