Today update 1.3 was released for Wurm Online – you can find the lengthy patch notes on their site (and posted on the forums too). A lot really cool things have been added, but the biggest addition (and probably one of the most anticipated) is the changes to cooking. I don’t even really know where to start when it comes to talking about this amazing change.
Every player now has a virtual cook book, where you discover recipes (and you’ll have a few in there by default too). Food gives players stats now, like calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. When you eat a particular food you’ll be granted a player specific affinity that lasts for xyz amount of time (the amount of time the affinity lasts is based on how much of the food you eat, the quality of the food, and the difficulty).
With all of these new recipes come new items to create those recipes, and new food basics like herbs, spices, and new vegetables. There’s also a new fruit tree (oranges) and a bush (hazelnut). There’s a pretty awesome guide posted on google where you can look up more details about everything involved – and MAN is it involved!
Bees have also been added, along with hives, and a bee smoker. I haven’t found any yet, but I’m pretty sure I want to have a hive or two and create my own honey.
Runes have been added, bugs have been fixed, there were also some changes to the Epic servers and a handful of misc. changes took place as well.
As soon as I logged in I crafted myself a fork, spoon, and knife. Then I set about making some pie plates, a measuring cup, and other items out of clay. I need some marble to create a mortar and pestle. Pesto is a recipe, and I can’t wait to figure that out. I didn’t own any cows but it looks like milk and milk items play a pretty big role, so I went out and found four cows and two bulls (so I can keep breeding) and then I took my fork, whipped some milk, and made four things of butter.
I know it doesn’t sound that exciting, but I’m pretty excited.
Using my butchering knife on some potatoes gave me fries – I’m wondering if they’re an ingredient in anything. Maybe I can make poutine!
In any case, if you’re a fan of Wurm Online, or you’ve been thinking about trying it out I highly recommend it after this latest update. So. Much. Goodness.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!