Ah yes, Wurm Online. No matter how many times I seem to step away from this game, eventually it just draws me back in. Maybe it’s the colder weather and the comforting music the game plays. Maybe it’s the fact that no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to find a sandbox game that satisfies me in quite the same way. Whatever the reason, I found myself patching yesterday and happy that my account still had premium on it until February.
There have been some changes to the game since last I played, which I was glad to see. Some graphic updates, server updates, and a few other tid bits like – sheep. Seals had been added just before I took my break (about 50 days ago) but I still haven’t seen any and I’m not sure if they have any use. Sheep can be sheered for their wool, but right now the wool has no use. You can also breed them so of course I wasted no time heading out and finding a pair to breed. You can see them in the screenshot above, bunched up together as most Wurm Online mobs seem to do for some odd reason.
A new feature was also implemented that gives players a chance to find coin when foraging, botanizing, and killing animals. You have a higher chance if you’re killing domesticated animals like horses. You can then take these coins to a trader in exchange for actual coin. It’s not a huge change, but a fun little aspect to the game that players will enjoy, especially since it affects new and old players alike.
Since I had been away for almost two months I had to do some light maintenance before I could go out exploring. All of my female horses were dead, along with two bulls. In order to breed more horses (still trying to get 5 speed) I needed to find some females. Thankfully with the newly boosted creature ratio that was really no problem at all. While out looking for sheep and horses I also managed to find some bull, which I took home and added to the cow pen.
The majority of the deed was just fine, if not a little overgrown with trees so I trimmed those down and started working on a new stable area. I also purchased some in-game currency so I could pay the upkeep on my deed for the next 100+ days, I don’t want decay to settle in nor do I want to risk losing a deed I have worked so hard on. The alliance is still playing and still going strong. A few more alt deeds have gone up and with the newly distributed ore from yesterdays update I have found copper and silver in my mine that wasn’t there before. Considering the majority of the place was iron, I couldn’t be more pleased.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!