I love spring in Wurm Online…
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The Harmony alliance I was a part of just wasn’t working out for me, so I traded 25 silver 1:1 over to Independence and that left me with 7s to play with. I have been working hard on that deed and I love how it’s coming along. Then I ported all of my characters to Cadence when it opened – I’m not a fan of the idea of spreading out the population further, but I do love the spot I found. I also found 3 coloured horses right away and that made me pretty happy.
I plan on making this a little country cottage deed. Wooden fences, timber house, farms, that sort of thing. Will I stay? We’ll see. Maybe I can find an alliance to join.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
One thing I wanted to do on my deed was to create a water entrance that would lead to an underground cave. Inside the cave is my mine (of course) as well as my brewery (aging wine underground is ideal). Yesterday I managed to complete this goal, after mining out over 4,000 lead ore to break a node that was in my way. I can’t wait to get the inside all neat and tidy, I plan on reinforcing the walls and then paving over them, though I’m not sure if I want to do it in marble or some other stone. We’ll have to see! In the mean time, I’m just tickled that it is complete.
Finally working on the inside of my home, and it is FABULOUS!
This week I returned to a little Wurm Online, my Vynora priest is doing well – grinding channeling (yuck) and my ‘main’ character continued to work on my home base. I have one floor left, and it’s not a complete ‘floor’ that I need to do, so much as two sections of towers, and then a roof. Once that’s done I’ll bash out the ladders separating sections, and I can focus on adding a base floor, and furniture. Exciting stuff!
With the main house complete, all I have remaining on my plan is two more towers, and then rope bridges connecting those towers. I do plan on building myself a water cave entrance to the deed, but I’m not in any great rush for that. I love how it’s all coming together!
I’m well on my way through the second floor of my house – but still have so much to do. There’s a staircase leading to the second floor and two bedrooms, as well as some open areas where they will reach into a third floor while the rest of the house will be roofed. It’s hard to describe what I have in my mind, but I’m hoping I’ll near completion before too long. Then I need to complete two towers that I have on deed, and two hanging rope bridges. Once that’s complete everything else is just details, like finishing floors, decorating the home, adding racks for stock in the warehouse, that sort of thing. The kitchen needs some sort of gate or doorway, as well as an oven (or two) and some storage options.
Overall I’m incredibly pleased with how this build is going, and it really feels like home.
Even though I’ve been playing on Harmony, I haven’t forgotten my little deed on Hermit Isle – Independence. Quail Cove (named after my favourite deed from Wurm Unlimited) is really coming along. I’ve been here a bit less than a month, starting from scratch with my main – Stargrace. Next, I’m hoping to start with the main house – those plans you see in the screenshot. It’s done in marble, and I can’t wait to decorate it. I also have two more towers to complete, and two rope bridges to join things together. After that, I plan on creating an off-deed orchard, and I’d also like to create a boat entrance to the deed with a mountainside that’s to the left off-screen.
If you’re playing the new steam release of Wurm you probably started on Harmony or Melody, but you do also have the option to start on the older maps – and I highly recommend this. You’ll have a great time exploring ruined lands, and there’s all sorts of abandoned areas to pillage.
Nothing wrong with starting on Harmony or Melody with a fresh batch of people so that you can compete with skilling up – but me? I like the older servers better. Having a history for archaeology and a wide variety of locations to settle down in just makes it seem so appealing, to me.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
The steam launch & server launch of Harmony happened on Friday just before noon my time, and it is now early morning on Tuesday, so this marks my 5th day – and of course I’m still enjoying it. The population numbers have barely dipped, and for Wurm, this is a big deal.
Lag yesterday was VASTLY improved, even with 1,000+ on Harmony. There have been some.. issues, with things, like imbues & potions, but nothing dramatic. Trade chat has been changed to include just our clusters since you can’t mail things between the old Freedom and new Freedom servers.
Stargrazer (character on Harmony in case you want to say hello) is sitting at 21.03 faith, I need 30 before I can become a priest of Vynora. I purchased a meditation rug (for 2 silver!) from someone who came to deliver it, and I have also been working up meditation – which is VERY SLOW in case you were wondering. You can reach 15 meditation, then pick a path, and I have no idea which path I will go down. The ‘usual’ path is Path of love for refresh (I find this unhelpful) & enchanting grass (more helpful). Plus I already have Stargrace on Path of Knowledge for the increased skill gains.
These are not set-in-stone decisions that have to be made right away, but they’re things I’d like to figure out before I get there.
Also someone in village has almost reached 80 carpentry already. I find that a bit insane. My skills are coming along, but they’re no where near that.
I’m not sure why I decided to main a priest – I think it’s because I already HAVE a main on the freedom servers, and I’m not really keen on starting from scratch in that way. A priest though. A priest would be wonderful.
The thing is, priests can’t do everything in game. They can’t improve items. Depending on which priest you choose you may not be able to mine (Vynora). That’s the path I decided to take.
Since servers came up on Friday I’ve managed to reach 19 faith. I need 30 before I can be converted into a priest. I’ve been dedicated in getting those prayer timers, and I also did another ‘new’ thing for me – I joined a large community.
Normally, I set out on my own. I typically want my own place, doing things my own way. This time since I’m focusing on a character that can’t improve items or even mine, I decided I wanted to join a larger community and really just help out and play in a different method than I normally do.
It’s going alright so far. I’m not 100% convinced this is ‘the deed’ for me, but the people are nice. I know a few of them as old timers from back when I was more involved with wurm (we’re talking 2012 here) and it’s not a perfect fit but it’s an interesting one.
Hopefully the project gets off the ground (a market) but even if it doesn’t, I’m having fun, and that’s really what matters.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
Today was the steam launch of Wurm Online – and along with it came a brand new server. There were definitely some hiccups, but for me, personally, things were very smooth.
Since I already have characters on Wurm I decided NOT to use the steam client. There’s really no difference between the two game play wise. You can’t use the steam client to log in old characters, though you can use either the old client or the steam one to play on any server with a new character. Does that make sense?
So I logged in to Golden Valley (the tutorial zone), passed through the magical portal to Harmony (PvE server) and immediately set off to raise my body skill to 1.5 and my alignment to 1.0 so that I could talk to the NPC in the chapel and become a follower of Vynora.
No real issues with any of that.
Afterwards I tried to get another character in game, and it turned out that there were some throttling issues going on, so it took quite a bit of time. My priest character will be joining a large market village and working towards skills that are preferred for a priest, and my second character is just to establish a little village for myself, nothing fancy. It’s hard NOT to set up a deed in Wurm I’ve found.
I eventually stumbled into the perfect area on the East Coast. A little bay with mountain, sand, trees, and clay all right on deed. SCORE!
I can’t wait to get it set up. I’m not expecting to make anything too fancy, but we’ll see how it goes. I also haven’t unlocked any affinity skills yet, or raised any skills that high yet, but it will come with time, I’m sure.