There are very few games out there that I have played as long as I have played Wurm Unlimited (Wurm Online would probably surpass) and I always wonder if that’s a good thing or not. It’s great that I’ve found a game that constantly captures my attention, with a community that can rarely be beat (granted the community also comes and goes in waves, Wurm is not for the faint of heart, even in the Unlimited version) the problem my nomadic gaming lifestyle is not constructive to a game like Wurm.
If you log out your animals die, and if you continue to avoid the server you could lose your entire deed. This helps free up land for newcomers, but it’s also condition on current players that can potentially cause stress. Thankfully the GMs for the specific server that I play on are understanding in these cases, and they grant players a variety of days (depending on how developed the deed is) before it disbands.
I have tried over the years to quit playing, to give up and let my deed disband (it has, once) but I always end up returning. It’s probably the best $5 I’ve ever spent, there were some sales where it dropped down to $1, and for 4,000 hours of gameplay, I certainly have no complaints.