I bought Wurm Unlimited when it first came out, set up a server, played for a bit, and eventually (like many others) drifted back to Wurm Online. With a baby on the way and other expenses coming up I knew I wouldn’t be able to renew my Wurm Online accounts, especially not since I have 3 total (my main and two priests) that I enjoy playing together. I also didn’t want to turn the game into a job and have to worry about whether or not I’d be able to earn the 10 silver each month. I let the accounts lapse, made sure there was plenty of upkeep to keep my deeds going and checked in periodically to mend things that needed repairs and make sure that all was well.
If you don’t have a subscription to Wurm Online you’re hit with a lot of limitations because your skills can’t go above 20. It’s fine if you’re a casual player just looking to explore a bit, but I’ve been playing for years now, and those caps really hurt. Wurm Unlimited gives me an alternative to Wurm Online even if it’s not exactly the same.
Instead of setting up my own server I decided to explore the ones available. Wyvern was the most populated, but it didn’t really appeal to me. Instead I decided to settle down on Sklotopolis. They have forums, a web site, and of course a post on the official Wurm forums. I spent most of the afternoon wandering around exploring and trying to find the perfect place to settle down. Eventually I found it. I decided to set up Quail Ridge to the East of the starter town, near a lake. (Edit: X1681, Y1053 is my location)
Chat isn’t especially active, but there are folks around. Skills increase faster than they do in Wurm Online but not so fast that you feel like you’re flying past everything. Since the game is buy to play, and deeds on this particular server are free with no upkeep, I can scratch that Wurm Online itch I constantly have without buying a subscription. You can make donations to the server to help keep it running, and you get some pretty neat things in return, like resources on your deed, statues, and guard towers. You can also earn money in game by making sure to bury your kills, and for defeating animals. If you volunteer to place a guard tower or work on roads you’ll also be paid a bit of silver for your trouble. The server community has adopted a no griefing policy, and there are contests and events run by players throughout the year. Overall I feel that this server will be a good fit, even if it is a bit more quiet than usual and I’m having fun setting up my place. I haven’t decided what I’ll focus on yet, maybe something I’ve never tried before, just because.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!