Do you remember that feeling as a kid when the doors of where you went to school opened up and released the hoards of you and your fellow classmates into the school yard for recess? Balls went flying, kids ran for their favorite areas of the yard, everything was exciting and full of energy. Well – Epic’s release was kinda like that ;)
I logged in only about an hour after the servers went live and found the masses scrambling to destroy trees, kill mobs, and begin their lives on Epic. What I wasn’t expecting though were the hoards of Freedom players. They didn’t join Wild – but yet they figured since everyone was on a fresh start and the playing field was more even – now was their chance to join in on a little pvp fun and have TRUE PURPOSE to their crafting! But I’m sure I’ll end up doing more of a post about them sooner or later. They’re an interesting breed actually and really warrant their own article lol. Within moments there was one player complaining in Local chat that someone took their stuff and moments later another one crying about being ganked… on a pvp server… All I could say was “Welcome to Epic and the Real Wurm Online” Lmao! Like I said – an article will be forthcoming :)
But life is good right now on Epic. I’ve been playing for about 4 days now as often as possible and will make a post very soon as far as what I’m doing. Around the Wurm world though – The more serious players understand what has to get done and that EVERYONE is on a time schedule. The enemy does not sleep and does not wait. As a Black Lighter I know this to be true. The difference though is that Libilia demands death and does not care if it is my own. Being one of her servants – Death is expected.
But despite a few hiccups about missions and skill concerns – the world seems to be moving quickly and patch day went well. Villages are now slowly being deeded and players are coming together to build, survive, and thrive. War is coming and the drums are preparing to sound as everyone gains their fight skill and creates the gear and machines required to conduct warfare on a more epic scale. With the skill gain set to 200% of that of normal servers – players are much happier grinding skills away. It’s amazing to see how after a short few days the world has begun to transform. It’s the beauty that is Wurm Online and what truly sets it a part even from other sandbox type games. I think that despite a little ironing and balancing that needs to happen – Epic truly is beginning to live up to its name!
Now for a bit of propaganda – HoTS, MR, and JK. A war that has been waging for years. Through politics, raids, alliances, betrayals, and complete espionage – the war has dragged on. Many people believe that now is the time for HoTS to once again take their place as the rulers of Wurm. Despite my allegiance to this unique and magnificent kingdom – I believe these rumors to be true. We are the greatest and the best not because we are unified under one ruler. Not because we have so many warships being created and manned that all other Navies will be crushed under our heels. And not because we have the most efficient crafters and superior fighters in the game – but because of one reason: We are the Horde of the Summoned. Everyone and everything else is irrelevant. ;)
That said – there’s life in the game that has been breathed in by new worlds, level playing fields, returning players, hundreds, if not thousands, of monsters and of course… dragons. Omg! The Dragons!!! Hahaha
Everyone I’ve spoken to in game is having a great time. We have an incredible community that continues to grow here and things are only getting better. And as the drums of war prepare for sounding – The Wild Wurm Community Site targets Code Club’s Dev Team and gives it a Crushing High Five for doing such a great job! Lol
I’ll be writing again very soon but leave you now with the signature sign off:
“Stay Frosty Epic and Wild. And Stay Warm and Cozy Freedom” ;)