Tag: Wurm Unlimited

Storage – Completed!

Another building completed on my deed – this time the storage building. It used a LOT of timber framed walls, which are annoying to make. Each wall requires 5 beams, 10 grass, and 20 clay. The overall effect is lovely (I know, I still have a bridge to complete in the front, I took the screenshot before I finished it!) and then adding a thatch roof just completed the overall look.

With the stables, the smithy, and storage complete, I think it might almost be time to work on the main building. It’s created out of marble, and a few stories high, so I’ve been neglecting working on it aside from the main floor. I did buy a bunch of marble bricks from Takah to help the process slightly, but I need to create a LOT of mortar. Each wall requires 20 bricks and 20 mortar. With 99 masonry it’s not as though creating mortar is difficult by any means, it’s just also not fun.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Stables – Completed!

I mentioned a few times already that I’m re-building my deed in the (almost) exact replica that the old deed I owned used to be – it was one that Takah designed and built for me in exchange for a set of drake armour. I absolutely loved this deed and everything about it, and there’s no way I could perfect upon the build, which is why I made the decision to re-build.

I am hoping to complete a building or two a week until the entire deed is back to the way it used to be. So far the smithy is completed in full, and the ground floor to 10 other buildings. Today I managed to finish the stables, and I’ve got a few horses in there already. I also finished setting the farm fields back up along with some animals (bison, sheep, chickens). I’d like to get some more hell horses for the Fo priest to play with, and maybe some deer. Still, this building is a step in the right direction! I think next I’ll work on the storage building, because it’s attached to my smithy and will complete a section of the deed. After that? We’ll just have to see.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


February Gaming Goals

I’ve never really posted end-of-month reviews before, let alone significant gaming goals but I’d like to give it a try for 2021 to see if I can stay on top of making regular posts and to see if I can actually accomplish what I set out to do with my limited time.

FFXIV:

Reach level 80 in at least one class. My dancer is pretty close, 76, I see this as a simple goal – but because my time is limited and I have the attention span of a peanut, it’s still something I feel like I need to set a goal for.

Reach 80 in a crafting profession (not gathering). I believe I’m 78 in goldsmithing – I have no idea what it will take for me to reach 80, but I’m hoping I can do it. It’s another one of those ‘we’ll just have to see’ moments.

World of Warcraft:

  • Continue gold making – an easy goal, this is rather like breathing for me. I have a good stock I put on the AH, and I’ll probably just continue that.
  • Reach 60 on two more characters – another pretty simple goal. My rogue on Winterhoof is 57 and as soon as another trainer shows up in Dalaran I’m pretty confident I’ll reach 60. Getting one more alt to 60 will help with my crafting process. I think the paladin will be next in line (my blacksmith).
  • I’m keeping my goals here small, because I have been a little less than enthralled with WoW lately, and I don’t want to pressure myself into playing if I’m just not feeling it.

Wurm Online:

  • Continue deed work on Cadence. This is where my Fo priest lives (100 faith baby!) and a worker. The main buildings are done, but I need higher masonry for additional floors.
  • Complete the temple on Independence. I need to mine slate for this, and then create bricks, and create a whole lot of mortar. Not a difficult task, just a boring one. I’ve been procrastinating.
  • Complete a bit more of the shipyard building on Independence. I’m not sure I’ll actually get to this one, but I’ll list it anyway.

Wurm Unlimited:

  • Complete at least two more buildings on Liberty. I’ve been re-building my deed here, and while it’s slow going it IS coming along. I’m pretty proud of being able to re-create my old home by salvaging goods across the lands. So far I have had very minimal mining/brick making required. I managed to pillage all sorts of furniture, and the main floor of each building is completed, so I just need the other stories.
  • I’m keeping goals here loose for now since I already have a lot on my gaming plate.

General Gaming:

  • Try at least one new steam game. I have a LOT of them. A lot of neglected games. Games I’ve never even started up. Let’s try to change that a bit and play something – anything – even if it’s just for an hour. I’m pretty sure I can make time to do that in 2021.


January Gaming in Review

January saw me playing a whole lot of games with “world” in the title. I started off the month strong, playing World of Warcraft – Shadowlands. Sadly, I don’t really enjoy the expansion that much. I find anima difficult to obtain, and there are far too many timegates put in place. There’s also a lot of new currency, and I think it’s needless. I did level up some alts through pet battles, and I had fun logging in weekly to obtain loot from the world boss, but I don’t find that that there is a lot of staying power, yet. Who knows if that will change. I’ve been flip flopping between a few characters, mostly my monk and my demon hunter. I also paid just over a million gold to move all of my horde characters from Argent Dawn, to Hyjal. I just wanted to have everyone together on the same server. I now have all of my alliance over on Argent Dawn, and my horde are all on Hyjal. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make gold better on a high population server, and Hyjal is most certainly that – especially compared to AD. I’m just better at making gold on AD and always have been.

I also played a LOT of Wurm Online. I started off playing on the Southern islands on my Indy deed, nothing really special just doing generic deed work. I expanded to a second deed because I wanted a mine, but now that I’ve had it a while I might just disband it. It’s some ways away from home and I’ve been waiting for buildings to decay that are going to take over a year. Worth it? Not exactly. After that I started playing over on the Northern (newer) servers with my Fo priest. I managed to find a 24/7 sermon going on, and I joined up and then subscribed a few alts. For the past month I’ve been doing sermons as often as possible, every three hours. I reached 100 faith for the very first time. This is a HUGE goal of mine. It means I can cast summon soul, and I can also cast lifetransfer without requiring extra characters.

While doing sermons over on Harmony, I met up with Arbi, a friend from Sklotopolis, the Wurm Unlimited server that I frequent. They told me about the fantastic work that the developers have been doing despite the fact that WU is no longer supported in an official capacity. I was drawn in, despite losing my amazing deed – when I logged in the exact location that I had deeded previously was still free. I took it as a sign, and now I’ve dedicated myself to building my place up the exact way that I had it before. I really loved that deed and one of my biggest gaming regrets is letting it fall.

Single player games? I didn’t play many, but I did delve into RimWorld for a bit, and some Sims 4. With covid knocking on my community door, I spent most of my time inside trying to avoid everything going on in the real world. I can think of worse ways to spend my time.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.


ALMOST 100 Fo

For all of the many years that I’ve been playing Wurm, I’ve never gotten 100 faith. I’ve owned countless priests, but in the yearly years they were purchased and I always re-sold them. I now have two priests, a Vynora on the older Souther servers that is at 70 something faith, and a ‘new’ one on the Northern cluster, a Fo, who is ALMOST 100 faith. For the past month I’ve been living on Harmony instead of Cadence, and I created 3 listeners who are also premium. The more listeners you have, the more faith gain you get each sermon. .02 per listener, in fact. Each day, every 3 hours, minus the few I actually get to sleep, I’ve been setting my alarm clock so I can sermon and get as many gains as possible. Praying between those gains to work on the benediction journal entry.

I hate the grind. If I were to only pray, reaching 100 would basically be impossible. Sermons are by far the fastest way to complete this, and unless you (or someone else) is willing to pay premium for extra listeners, it’s still slow. I was 55 faith when I joined the sermons, and I’m getting on average 1.5-2 points of faith a day. I paid for my extra listeners on January 4th, and had already participated for some time.

That’s basically wurm in a nutshell. It requires a lot of time, a lot of dedication even if it’s passive dedication (ie: I leave all 4 of my characters on 24/7 and set an alarm to come back to them every 3 hours while I do what needs to be done in real life).

Why this grind to 100?

So I can cast Lifetransfer & summon soul without requiring links. Is it worth the work? Well, that depends on the player. For me, personally, yes. It is worth it or I wouldn’t be doing it. I really want a 100 faith character. I’d ideally like BOTH my characters to be 100 faith, and I know there are sermons going on in the Southern servers as well, but I can only handle 1 sermon at a time.

Prayer is getting a revamp, and while some older players who grinded to 70 are frustrated at the change – I personally think it’s healthy for games to evolve over time, and I hope this helps players more than hinders them. It’s almost 800 hours to grind from 1-70 prayer which is a journal entry requirement for benediction and that’s just extreme when it’s a skill that grants almost nothing.

As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!


Preparing the new Deed

I am not a fan of making the basics in Wurm. That includes bricks, nails, planks, and furniture. I’d much rather go exploring, find what I need decaying out in the wilds some place, and haul it home to repurpose. That was exactly the plan I set out with on the Sklotopolis server, and it paid off big time.

After two days of roaming around the Liberty server searching for goodies, I finally managed to find a few abandoned deeds that had houses I could remove via ‘clean up’ – a server feature that allows you to banish houses that have at least one decayed wall where the owners have been offline for more than 3 months. It’s a handy feature that allows property clean up to happen at a slightly accelerated rate, which personally I think is important in Wurm Unlimited where player retention is not always high.

Furniture, supplies, and so much food I can’t possibly use it all in my lifetime were just some of the spoils of my adventures. I also found some new forges, ovens, statues, rugs, a few lumps of seryll, a full set of 70ql steel plate, and other odds and ends.

Construction wise, I’m working on the storage building now having completed the outer walls of the stables. Interior walls of the stables and main house also need to be worked on. Progress is coming along, and I’m confident I can get the place looking exactly like it used to.

Upcoming events include a rift event on the 22nd that I’m pretty excited about. Hopefully I get some good prizes there, though I think I’ll want to create some battle sickles.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Ah, Sklotopolis

I was innocently playing Wurm Online on the Harmony server, when I met up with Nannini, who happens to be an old Sklotopolis player that I played with, and grew quite fond of as far as friends go. They started talking about the game, about the work the developers are putting into it (and always have) and that got me longing for home.

It has been two years or so since I played with any regularity. When our family moved away to the Far North internet was sparse and I wasn’t sure when I’d get to log in. I was notified that my deed would be expiring if I didn’t check in (they have a duration, helps free up land for people who are actually playing) and I decided at that time to move on.

Which is a mistake I’ve made before in the past. No one “moves on” from Wurm, and certainly not from Sklotopolis.

I downloaded the game, logged in, and immediately deeded because my volcano was sitting there, just waiting. Quail Cove Nouveau was born. There is a smaller deed to my side that I’m hoping will either fall or the owner will sell to me (they have not been in game for a while, and there are no buildings or any belongings actually) – in the meantime I plan on re-creating the deed as best I can. Thankfully I took a lot of screenshots.

I spent my first day acquiring a knarr & a wagon, and then I ran around my local area (and some not-so-local areas) pillaging fallen items like crate racks, storage bins, and forgotten about tools. My place will (as always) be a mish mash of the items others have forgotten about. I didn’t get anything amazing, more like ‘one mans garbage is another mans treasure’ situation, but it IS really nice to be playing again. Expect more posts about the server and what has changed (and what is the same) in the future.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.


Starting Over

I decided I’d sell all of my rare tools in Wurm Unlimited so I could start over fresh and challenge myself with a new goal. Instead of random rares I want to try to have all tools sport my signature, and be made from either steel or moon metal.

Everything sold without too many problems, so now it’s time to start over fresh!


Building a Bridge

I decided what my volcano island needs is a bridge that goes from the mainland of my deed over to the new island – and so yesterday I began a sandstone arched bridge. It uses a lot of components so it will be some time before it’s completed, but I’m glad the distance wasn’t as bad as I thought it was (bridges can span a max of 38 tiles, my bridge is barely 20). Eventually I’ll have a tunnel where the bridge ends on the island so that you can get to the interior without having to use the boat entrance.

Speaking of, I added a gold mine door to the entrance of the Quail Cafe that’s located inside, and it looks fantastic.

Once again Wurm Unlimited never fails to impress me.


After the Update

I spent some time updating my merchants and I have to say I am absolutely LOVING the changes to priests. Since linking is no longer required for Lifetransfer and Mindstealer, the difficulty of these spells has gone down, and as you can see by my casts on the weapons I’ve managed to get a few 90+ for the first time ever.

I’m still doing sermons over at Wrecked’s place on Novus, my Libila priest has almost reached 100 faith. I never in a million years expected that, when I brought her to sermons she was barely over 50. I do already have a Fo and Vynora priest at 100, but one more sure doesn’t hurt.

I’ve also picked up a new deed on Novus, but that’s a post for another time. Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!