Learning More about Runes

A lot of things in Wurm are learned through trial and error. Sure you could go digging through the code to learn all the ins and outs of a particular system, but it’s much more fun and interesting to figure it all out in-game.

One of the things I know pretty much nothing about (hey, after 10 years those moments are further and further between) is runes. Runes are a newer addition. There’s a wurmpedia entry on them but they’re not very specific.

So yesterday I made a handful of runes with the rift materials I had obtained and those that were given to me. I learned a few things. First of all, the ones that grant capacity do not actually work on bulk storage bins or crates. I’m not sure if this is specific to my server or if it doesn’t work on any of these items in the real world, there’s no notes.

Second, the ‘glow’ you obtain from some runes doesn’t work on some items. Like kingdom specific wagons. Wish I had of known that one before I applied it.

Anyone can create and apply any rune – but if it’s a rune outside of your deity the chances of creation are typically lower, as are the chances of apply that rune (or so I have found with my personal experiments). So as a priest of Vynora I stuck to those ones. I did create one Magnaron rune but my chance at creation was pretty low and the application of the rune itself was not even worth it.

Not all the runes failed. I didn’t get the glow or expanded volume, but I did get two rarity bonus chances on some tools, and I reduced the damage and fuel cost of my supreme forge. Nothing game breaking or earth shattering there but it’s just a little convenience. I was trying to purchase a few extra rift items, but after an hour or two of advertising someone started to buy them for a full silver more than I was (I offered 2s per piece) and I just can’t compete with that.

So I swapped over to work on weapon smithing. I’m inching my way to 90, right now I just past the 84 mark. I figure I’ll create a bunch of weapons, get them to 90, and then enchant them with animal demise, nimbleness, life transfer, and mind stealer. Whatever else I can fit on them at that point (I think maybe circle of cunning stacks too? I’d have to consult my chart) and try to get those casts as high as I can. Maybe that’ll help bring in a bit more cash. My casts have been doing pretty good as of late, but my Fo priests have been sorely neglected. Since I stream Wurm from my PC to my MacBook I can’t play multiple accounts, I haven’t figured out a way to share the screen from my PC to my MacBook – I know it’s possible, but I haven’t looked into it at all. So for now I just stream (via steam) from one account at a time.

Anyway, enough rambling. I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far and that life is good. Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


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