Patch Notes 15/SEP/19

Please note: The JNLP client for the game will soon be removed. Please use your native launcher available and report any bugs you encounter with it before it is too late!

You can find the native launcher for your OS here: //www.wurmonline.com/wurm-online-downloads/

  • The following 100 skill titles have been added!
    • 100 Cloth Tailoring.
    • 100 Baking.
    • 100 Huge Axe .
  • Jackal Bugfix: The mission percentage bar for Jackal will now display the correct progression.
  • Jackal Bugfix: Spawned Jackal creatures by beacons will now be able to be attacked and slain.

Patch Notes 13/SEP/19

Jackal Point shop

  • The Jackal point shop will now be open.
  • Every week a new weapon skin will be unlocked.
  • Tokens are no drop, but can be traded between players.
  • Once applied to the weapon the token will disappear and the weapon will keep that skin until another skin token is applied to it.
  • Skinned items will have an examine message indicating it is skinned.

Jackal Bugfixes and Changes

  • The difficulty of gathering rift materials on jackal has been reduced.
  • No wasted attempts on gathering failure on jackal.
  • Destroying Jackal beacons will now give more information about the server progression
  • Bugfix: Epic kingdoms will now be correct when returning to Epic after Jackal
  • Epic portals will not work from Jackal
    • All travel to and from Jackal must go via Freedom.

General Changes

  • Bugfix: Warmasters will now correctly lose invulnerability after all turrets destroyed
  • Bugfix: Armour damage values from rift creatures have been reduced
  • Bugfix: Jackal creatures will no longer appear in Freedom missions
    • All existing Jackal creatures spawned from missions on Freedom will be removed with this update

Client Update 10/SEP/19

  • The fullscreen game window will now open on the same monitor as the launcher was on.
  • Keybind settings have been changed to show keys in system’s keyboard locale
  • Mac: The native launcher has been built for compatibility with OS X 10.8+. Note: those affected will need to redownload the application from our main page
  • Mac: Fixed blurry display on Retina screens

Patch Notes 05/SEP/19

  • Jackal Change: Trade chat will now be split between Jackal and other Freedom servers .
  • Jackal Change: Rift points gained for completing a rift scout area has been increased .
  • Jackal Bugfix: Corrected jackal influence examine message.
  • Jackal Bugfix: Non premium players will now be blocked from attempting to use the lodestone.
  • Jackal Bugfix: Players can now ascend to priesthood at Freedom beacons.
  • Jackal Bugfix: Rift scouts will no longer count towards rift creature cap.
  • Jackal Bugfix: Rift mobs should no longer get stuck on deed borders.
  • Bugfix: Tweaked spawn table to stop wild boar overpopulation.
  • Bugfix: Corrected lamps appearing unlit.

Patch Notes 01/SEP/19

  • The skillgain modifier for the Jackal skillgain system has been increased from 3x to 4x.
    • Please bear in mind this is not the same skillgain system as Freedom OR Wurm Unlimited. This is a system based off the Epic skillgain system and will behave differently.
  • Bugfix: Rift creatures will now properly target and fight
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue with transferring from Epic to Freedom to Jackal and back causing you to lose your Epic kingdom.

Patch Notes 30/AUG/19 Jackal Awaits!

Patch Notes : Jackal Awaits!

Announcing the Jackal Server 

  • Jackal is a new time limited server lasting six months that players can transfer to from every other server.
  • Accessing the Jackal server will require the player to be premium.
  • To initially access Jackal, rifts will spawn at server opening with specific scheduled start times listed below
Independence6PM Fri UTC
Deliverance10PM Fri UTC
Pristine2AM Sat UTC
Chaos6AM Sat UTC
Celebration10AM Sat UTC
Xanadu2PM Sat UTC
Exodus6PM Sat UTC
Release10PM Sat UTC
Serenity2AM Sun UTC
Desertion6AM Sun UTC
Affliction10AM Sun UTC
Elevation2PM Sun UTC
  • Once rift on that server is closed a lodestone will appear allowing transport to Jackal.
  • Jackal lodestones can be player crafted with rift materials, stone bricks and mortar and used as regular portals to Jackal after the initial rift is closed.

Jackal 

Jackal is a hostile alien server with a vastly different aesthetic to the lands of Freedom. 

  • Pine, orange and lemon tree types have been removed from Jackal.
  • Six new tree types have been added. 
  • Jackal has the Epic hybrid skillgain system with 3x skill and 3x action speed.
  • Skill gained on Jackal will transfer to Freedom at a reduced rate 
    • Disabled for the first few weeks to ensure when it is enabled it works smoothly
    • When enabled will apply to any skill gained from the beginning of jackal
  • A new Jackal journal tier has been added
    • Certain tasks within the standard journal tiers have been disabled from triggering while on Jackal.
  • Completing certain tasks on Jackal will reward the player with Jackal points, redeemable for new item skins on Freedom.
    • Item skins to come in the coming weeks and months

Jackal creatures

  • Added Isopod
  • Added Giant Crab
  • Added Weta – the new ridden creature. 
    • Cannot wear gear 
    • Can ride up 50 slope
    • Custom spawn table for jackal, not all creatures will spawn there

Corruption Clearing

  • Corruption can be cleared by creating freedom beacons and destroying jackal beacons.
  • Jackal beacons are defended by increasingly difficult groups of creatures, which will all need to be defeated before their hearts can be burned at the beacons in order to destroy them
  • Destroying jackal beacons will make it easier for freedom beacons to radiate their influence in the area
  • Following a god and becoming a priest will be available from freedom beacons
  • The prayer faith gain limit has been doubled from 5 to 10 per 24 hours uptime on jackal only.

Rift changes

  • New point calculation system
  • New point buy system 
    • Defeating rift creatures and closing rifts will now reward players with Rift Points.
    • Rift points are now used to purchase specific items instead of RNG loot as before.
    • Accessible from lodestones and mailboxes when you have points to redeem

Updated Rift Creature AI

  • Each rift creature now has attacks and special mechanics depending on their type
  • New sounds for all Jackal creatures
  • Tweaked combat stats of Jackal creatures
  • Rifts now spawn in 4 waves that ramp up slower

Rift scouts 

  • Small groups of Rift creatures will spawn across the server. 
  • These creatures will provide a small challenge and reward the players with rift resource collection nodes and some rift points when defeated.

Changes to creature spawns

  • We will be trialling a new creature spawn table on two Freedom servers, Deliverance and Pristine. Players may see some new creatures previously only known on PvP servers.

Miscellaneous Changes

  • Change: Guard towers on elevation now take 2x damage, the warning message to kingdom has been lowred to 50 damage to account for this.
  • Change: Players on elevation can now lead 2 horses while walking only.
  • Epic Bugfix: Village reputation will now be checked before declaring war
  • PvP Bugfix: Tile distance limitations will no longer block transmutating tiles to dirt.
  • Elevation Bugfix: Epic players will now deal damage again while path of hate rage is active.

Client Changes

  • Bugfix: Fixed ‘FBO not bound’ launch crash
  • Bugfix; Fixed certain quickbind key names not showing
  • Bugfix: Fixed select bar selection updating when moving the camera instead of clicking

Jackal: The Stronghold

The Stronghold

Deep into the wilderness of Jackal lies a fortified position that is home to a special beacon powerful enough to radiate its influence to the far edges of Jackal. As players expand farther into Jackal, it will become harder and harder to create beacons strong enough to overpower this influence. Breaching into this stronghold will be a difficult but necessary task to completely rid the lands of the corrupting influence.

Those brave enough to breach and defeat the stronghold will receive a large number of Jackal points which will be redeemable by their character when they travel back to the lands of Wurm. Completing other tasks on Jackal will also reward these points, and when redeemed will allow players to choose from a list of special item skin variants that can then be applied to an existing item to cosmetically change it. The list of available skins will be expanding over the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out.

In addition to Jackal points, random rewards from completing Rifts and Rift Scouts will be replaced with Rift points which can be redeemed in a similar manner for the player’s choice of items from the Rift reward table.
Points can be saved and collected across servers and multiple rifts, with some items requiring attending multiple rifts to earn enough points to claim.

Jackal: The Lands of Jackal.

 

The lands of Jackal are covered in a strange corruption changing how the entire land and plant life look, and includes six new tree types and accompanying wood types only available on Jackal. Players on Jackal will be able to create beacons that cleanse the nearby area of the corruption, converting it all back to normal and preventing the spawn of Jackals and Beasts in that area.

However, all across Jackal are pockets of well-defended land where the natural denizens have created their own beacons, reinforcing the corruption and making it harder for players to take control of the land. Defeating the defenders of these areas will allow destruction of these beacons, letting players safely expand farther into the deep wilderness of Jackal.

These defenders will be made up of Rift creatures that players recognize with updated combat capabilities to make them fight more intelligently, including new attacks, defenses and fighting styles. These newly upgraded Rift creatures will also spread to Rift incursions in the lands of Wurm, making for a more varied and possibly dangerous fight for players.

Prior to this update no rifts will appear after the 25th of August, and all existing rifts will close on the 28th of August. They will open after this update at a specific time per server to allow as many people to plan to attend across the entire weekend as possible. To see the dates click here.

Following the close of the first Rifts after the next update, items known as Lodestones will appear at the site of the Rift and become craftable by players using rift materials and other existing items.

Jackal: Rift Opening Dates

Prior to this update no rifts will appear after the 25th of August, and all existing rifts will close on the 28th of August. They will open after this update at a specific time per server to allow as many people to plan to attend across the entire weekend as possible. The dates are:

Server
Opening time
Independence 6PM Fri UTC
Deliverance 10PM Fri UTC
Pristine 2AM Sat UTC
Chaos 6AM Sat UTC
Celebration 10AM Sat UTC
Xanadu 2PM Sat UTC
Exodus 6PM Sat UTC
Release 10PM Sat UTC
Serenity 2AM Sun UTC
Desertion 6AM Sun UTC
Affliction 10AM Sun UTC
Elevation 2PM Sun UTC