I have a tendency to buy and sell characters in Wurm Online on a pretty frequent basis. While most games frown upon this sort of interaction, it’s a form of player market that’s openly encouraged and supported in Wurm. I tend to buy and sell priests, thinking that I no longer want to level them up, or when I get bored of them. One of the first characters I sold was my Fo priest, which of course I ended up regretting, and then I purchased a new one (which I also eventually sold). My last purchase was a Vynora priest named Maivis. The character came with decent beginner skills, but channeling was quite low. Priests need nature skills alongside their priest skills (faith, alignment, channeling, etc) in order to perform half way decent casts. It’s all based on RNG so of course the chances of me getting a ‘good’ cast even with good skills is pretty slim. We all know how those RNG Gods like to mess with me.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on raising my channeling from 30 to 60. I finally achieved that goal, and started working on the rest of my skills. Hot food cooking is currently at 72, so once I’m done a work order for a friend I plan on creating 1,000 frying pans (and ovens to hold them in) and working on that. Hot food cooking is a great way of raising Soul Depth, which is another essential skill. Farming is at 73, and I’ve been working on rope making, locksmithing, and toy creation (yoyo) so the priest has materials to sacrifice for favor. I also started working woodcutting, which is a skill vynora priests can do but not other priests (minus Libia).
Now that channeling is at a decent level I succeed on my casts more often than not, and yesterday I got my first “high” power cast, an 86 circle of cunning. I consider anything 60+ “high” for my priest, my normal casts hover around the 40 power mark. Power caps at 104 but to get a cast that high is incredibly rare.
I’m still contemplating purchasing another Fo priest, but I haven’t seen any good ones for sale within my price range. I don’t need anything top of the line (priests have been known to go for 100-300 EU) but something that has relatively good faith and basic priest skills is always a bonus. In the meantime, I’ll keep working up the vynora skills. I’m hoping to be able to do a few more good enchants and sell the items but we’ll see how that goes. I don’t feel pressured to sell any items since I don’t use the funds to pay for my characters or deeds, but a little extra cash is never a bad thing!
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.