Setting Up A Merchant #WurmOnline
One of my main goals in wurm (at the moment) is to work on my deed. It’s not the only ‘goal’ in game, it’s just one that I have a lot of fun with, so that’s how I spend a lot of my time. Liken it to housing in EQ2, except you’re ‘decorating’ the outside. The picture above is just some of the changes I’ve made. I’ve actually added a lot more that you can’t see. For example the empty area with logs cut down straight in the center is now my second animal pen. Since becoming a priest of Fo includes so many restrictions I’ve decided to attempt to breed horses with specific traits to sell. There is already a person who does this on the East Coast, but I thought I may get some business doing it on the West Coast. You can’t transport horses, so having a location close to Green Dog is a nice bonus. I’ve moved 6 horses into the new pen, while my cattle and deer stay in the pen to the left hand side.
I also built myself a new house along the waterfront, added an iron fence and a willow tree. My deed has a very ‘cottage’ type feel to it, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to add wood floor planks instead of pavement to the front along the shore to heighten that feeling.
I’ve also purchased a merchant. These can be placed in trader stalls and loaded with items to sell to players. They differ from the traders in game because they don’t come with any inventory at all, and I may not get very many sales but I’m still excited about having one. My neighbours are building a harbor along with some market stalls, and have offered me the chance to set up my stall along with theirs. I expect to fill the merchant with some gems I’ve been collecting (used to store favor), and jewelry crafted items that players can use to sacrifice to deity for favor. I’m also hoping to sell the extra odds and ends that I collect along my travels, extra tools and the like. Getting people aware that the merchant is there along with encouraging them to shop from this particular deed is always an issue, but with the revamp of Green Dog not that far away (march 7th) I’m hoping people may be a bit more open to exploration. Plus (hopefully) the tunnel from GD to the West Coast will be open soon, and the trip should be much easier for people to figure out.
As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!