Patch Notes 14-JUN-22 and June’s Monthly Skin!

June’s “Small Prickly Cactus” skin brings a decorative desert-y feel to pottery planters! Available through the month of June in the Marks Shop at any settlement token, this skin can be applied to any empty pottery planter to give it a unique and fancy look.

  • Bugfix: Fixed some issues with windows not updating as often as they should.
  • Bugfix: “Bake a pie, tart, or cake” journal goal will now trigger as intended when baking one of these items.
  • Bugfix: For journal goals consisting of multiple distinct achievements, such as “Mine Copper and Tin” and “Milk a Cow, Bison, and Sheep”, the journal window will now show which percentage of those tasks you have completed instead of showing the entire task as complete when you have only completed some of them.
  • Bugfix: Paving a tile underground will now grant credit toward the “Pave 10 Tiles” journal goal.
  • Bugfix: “Write with Black Ink and a Reed Pen” journal goal will now be awarded properly.
  • Bugfix: Removed reference to “stone” material in oven and forge descriptions.
  • Bugfix: Throwing a snowball at a creature outside of combat will now trigger the appropriate Steam achievement.
  • Bugfix: Runes that adjust the size or volume of an item can no longer be applied or dispelled if the item contains other items, or is contained inside another item.
  • Bugfix: Treasure map clues will now correctly identify the style of guard towers mentioned in them.
  • Change: Treasure hunts will now avoid picking a tile inside a structure for treasure hunt locations.
  • Change: Nearby villages for challenge steps on Treasure hunts will now be closer to the actual location.
  • Change: Archery Towers will no longer be in the list of Treasure Hunt steps.
  • New: Newly generated old village maps may have hover text to show what icons are referencing.
  • New: Added a right-click option to maps to show/hide a colour legend.

Patch Notes 10-JUN-22

Server

  • Bug Fix: Fix for some treasure caskets being unable to be opened.
  • Change: Vehicle names are now limited to 120 characters to prevent issues.

Client

  • Change: UI FPS setting increased in two presets.
    • Medium: from 15 to 30
    • Low: from 5 to 10
  • Bug Fix: Fixes for window ordering, flickering, and updating.
  • Bug Fix: Changes made to tile decorations have been reverted to address memory consumption issues.

Patch Notes 07-JUN-2022

  • Bugfix: Fixed Theft Warning window from being cut off.
    • Fixed headers in some windows being cut off.
  • Bugfix: Corrected the spelling in rift plant description.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a text error when examining a cow.
  • Bug fix:Removed blank event tab message when harvesting dried grass.
  • Bugfix: Corrected wording of event tab message when attempting to hitch a creature to a hitching post of too low quality.
  • Bugfix: Fixed attempting to paste some emojis, then clicking, causing a crash.
  • Bugfix: Removed some information from corners and borders of tiles.
    • Hovering over tile corners will no longer slow slope information.
    • Hovering over tile corners and tile borders will no longer show grass height information.
  • Bugfix: Planting flowers in a flowerpot or marble planter will now leave the container where it is, instead of moving it to the player’s inventory.
  • Bugfix: Planting things in a marble planter, flowerpot, or pottery planter will now retain more data of the original empty item, including any enchantments, runes, or custom colour.
  • Bugfix: Fixed difficulty when picking cocoa or coffee from pottery planters.
  • Bugfix: Items that are lighter than normal can no longer be planted in pottery planters, and items that are heavier than normal (such as combined items) will only remove the required amount of weight when planted, not the entire item.
  • Bugfix: Rope tools now count as “tools” for item improvement achievements. This change applies to all rope tools, including those that existed prior to this update.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where some bulk items, and items with all of their enchantments dispelled, would be prevented from selling to token, discarding, or burning.
  • Bugfix: Birdcages will now be brass when created and pre-existing Birdcages will be reverted back to brass.
  • Bugfix: Mules can no longer receive the “chance to produce twins” trait, as they cannot produce offspring at all.
  • Bugfix: Missions to create altars will now specify the type of altar needed.
  • Bugfix: The scale of Libila use effect now has a 4 hour cool down.
  • Bugfix:  Fixed phobia mode models when placing.
  • Bugfix: Map annotations now render at the correct position regardless of UI scale.
  • Change: Digging and flattening changes.
    • Increased the max slope lower level characters can dig from 10 to 30.
    • Fixed flattening calculations to use the intended max slope for lower level characters.
    • Flattening a tile will now lower the tile if you do not have the final dirt needed to raise it to a flat state.
  • Change: Reduced the house planning calculation by 5 to make the first tile of a house free.
  • Change: The burn warning for placing items on something that will damage them is now an alert and will be a different colour in the event tab.
  • Change: Death message for a creature dying of disease or starvation now varies depending on the creature’s body type, and has improved grammar.
  • Change: Many soft or pliable items (such as pelts, leather, and many cloth items) no longer check the specific dimensions of the container they are placed in. In other words, the container must still have enough volume for these items, but simply being too large in one direction will no longer cause them not to fit. This means that some items may fit in containers they did not fit in before, such as colourful carpets fitting inside large carts, and pelts fitting inside small chests.
  • Change: The burn warning for placing items on something that will damage them is now an alert and will be a different colour in the event tab.
  • Change: Sound options in the settings can now all be changed while the game is running.
  • New: Double-clicking the spell effects icon bar will now toggle the spell effects window on or off.
  • New:Players can now empty marble planters, flowerpots, and pottery planters by activating a shovel or trowel, right-clicking the item, and clicking “Empty”.
    • Emptying a flowerpot or marble planter will put the appropriate type of flower bouquet into the player’s inventory. For flowers planted after this change, the quality and damage of the flowers will be based on the quality and damage of the flowers used to plant it. For flowers planted before this change, the resulting flower will be 70QL.
  • Change: The following actions can now be performed with an activated container containing the appropriate items, without having to activate the item itself. For example, you may now queue multiple sowing actions using a satchel containing seeds. This will allow you to fill your entire action queue without having to change toolbelt slots or activate different items in between actions.
    • Each action will use the first valid item found inside the container. Items inside sub-containers (such as a seed inside a satchel inside a backpack) can be used, but items directly inside the activated container are given preference. The full list of supported actions is as follows:
  • Change: The following actions can now be performed with an activated container containing the appropriate items, without having to activate the item itself. For example, you may now queue multiple sowing actions using a satchel containing seeds. This will allow you to fill your entire action queue without having to change toolbelt slots or activate different items in between actions. Each action will use the first valid item found inside the container. Items inside sub-containers (such as a seed inside a satchel inside a backpack) can be used, but items directly inside the activated container are given preference. The full list of supported actions is as follows:
    • Sowing crops on dirt tiles
    • Planting sprouts on tiles
    • Planting hedges on tile borders
    • Planting flowers, grass, thatch, or reed on tiles
      • Planting things in pottery planters. To make this easier, selecting a toolbelt slot with a container will now, by default, activate the container instead of the first item found inside. This behaviour can be toggled on demand; clicking the same toolbelt slot again (or pressing the appropriate key binding, if any) will switch between activating the container and activating the item inside like before. This preference is set per toolbelt slot and is saved with the toolbelt arrangement.

Treasure Hunts: (Please note the “Old UI” client will not support treasure hunts)

  • Players will have a chance to find treasure maps during rare rolls on the following actions:
    • Farming/Harvesting
    • Botanize/Forage Actions
    • Digging
    • Mining
    • Investigating Archeology Sites
    • Fishing/Dredging
    • Praying
  • Different maps have different difficulties. Harder maps will be less common but have better treasures! 
    • Novice(1/5 chance on rare roll)(1-29ql)
      • Will be between 2-3 steps long
      • Will have very small combat challenges occasionally.
      • Will not be terribly far from the locations they are found.
    • Challenging(1/10 chance on rare roll, supreme rolls will always give one)(30-59ql)
      • Can be 3-5 steps long
      • Will have decent sized and not infrequent combat challenges.
      • Will be a moderate distance from the locations they are found.
    • Difficult(1/25 chance on rare roll, fantastic rolls will always give one)(60 – 100ql)
      • Can be 4-6 steps long
      • Will always have difficult creatures to kill for most every step
      • Will be long distances away from the locations they are found.
  • There are several different clue types to help you find your treasure!
    • Map clue: Shows a map with a location you must go to, will not be super close to villages or in an enclosed area.
      • Right clicking the map and selecting the hint option will draw a circle on your ingame map with a general area to search, the area gets larger on harder clues.
    • Deed Ruins clue: Works similar to the maps but will be focused on areas that past villages have existed.
      • Right clicking the map and selecting the hint option will draw a circle on your ingame map with a general area to search, the area gets larger on harder clues.
      • Will mark nearby disbanded villages on the map as well as the area to dig.
    • Challenge clue: will give an area and some information about an item from a list of items to find.
      • Any guard tower that are not enclosed or near or in a village
      • Colossus that are not enclosed or near or in a village
      • Mission Constructed items that are not in caves/enclosed or near villages.
      • Will mention what map grid it is near, this becomes less precise the more difficult it is.
    • Combat Challenges: when you try to dig up a location you may come across some creatures ambushing you which you must defeat before you can continue digging it up.
      • Will go into hiding again after 45 minutes if not yet killed until you come and dig again, then the same remaining creatures will ambush you again.
      • Creatures from this will drop no corpses but will give skill for fighting.
  • Digging up treasures!
    • Use a shovel on the ground and select the dig up treasure option which will check if any clues you have on you are at your location.
    • Has some grace distance, you do not need to dig on the exact tile/item it picks just near it. This grace distance is even larger the easier the clue is.

Journal update:

Various changes and expansions have been made to the Journal system:

  • Several new journal tiers related to skills and groups of skills have been added, targeted toward newer  players just starting to learn and use those skills. These can be unlocked by reaching 20 in a relevant skill, comprise goals related to those skills, and reward 2 hours of sleep bonus and a new title when completed.
  • Two new journal tiers related to treasure hunting have been added. Both tiers will be available and visible to all characters with an active premium subscription:
    • “Hunting for Clues”: Involves actions that can find treasure maps, and rewards you with a bonus treasure hunt map as well as 1 hour of sleep bonus and a new title.
    • “Hunting for Treasure”: Involves finding treasures, and rewards you with a random high-tier treasure hunt prize as well as 1 hour of sleep bonus and a new title.
  • The Journal system now supports journal tiers requiring less than 100% of their goals to be completed in order for the tier itself to be completed. This is to add some flexibility to the system and account for a wider variety of play styles.
    • This change applies to all new and existing journal tiers.
    • Existing journal tiers have had one goal added per tier, and now allow you to skip one goal of your choice and still complete that tier.
    • The number of goals required in a tier can be viewed by hovering the mouse cursor over the tier in the Journal window.
  • Instead of instantly granting you the reward on your current server/cluster, completing a journal tier will now unlock a “Claim” button you can use to receive the reward at the time and place of your choosing.

Graphics Profiles and UI Changes:

The settings windows (both the launcher and in-game versions) have been shuffled around to a new layout to support the addition of graphics profiles available on the Graphics tab.

  • There are 5 new graphics profiles that will change settings that impact performance so you don’t have to. These profiles include Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Maximum. The final choice in this option is Custom, which will enable the Custom Graphics tab to change any performance-related settings manually.
    • There are some settings that are changed within these profiles that will require a client restart before taking effect, but since the majority do not you are able to change your graphics profile while the client is running for an immediate change.
    • Selecting these profiles does not change your custom settings at all, so you will be able to switch from Custom to one of the profiles and back with no lost settings.
    • Existing players will default to the Custom profile, while new players will default to the Medium profile.
  • UI Buffer:
    • The majority of UI elements have been shifted to buffered rendering, meaning that they will no longer update every frame, instead only when changed.
    • In addition to this, there is a new setting in the Custom Graphics tab to allow limiting the FPS of the UI independently of the normal game FPS.
    • Enabling this setting should increase overall FPS in most cases, with the downside of the UI feeling less smooth the lower the UI FPS limit is set.
    • Some windows (particularly animated ones) are excluded from this buffer and will update at the normal game FPS.
  • Other Changes:
    • Text rendering should be slightly faster.
    • Disabling reflections and animations will now properly disable them.
    • The in-game browser will no longer load in the background if the Wurmpedia setting is disabled.
    • Terrain detail and tile decoration settings are now editable while in-game.
    • Fixed the hitbox of the hide button on the Main Menu.
    • Added an option to the User Interface settings to hide filters in inventory windows.
    • Added an option to the User Interface settings to keep the fight window disabled in combat.
    • Fixed a sizing issue with clicking through the invisible part of window headings.
    • Fixed item icons in inventories not scaling up properly with UI scale.

Patch Notes 28/OCT/21

  • Bugfix: Fixed a text error in the message when using pliers on a stone brick door
  • Bugfix: Fixed spelling inconsistencies with the word ‘untame’
  • Bugfix: Corrected a text error in archaeology event message
  • Bugfix: Fixed a spelling error with the word ‘unruly’
  • Bugfix: Fixed guards stopping before reaching their target when called
  • Bugfix: Guards will only need to be called once, and will leave mines to come help
  • Bugfix: Item damage will no longer occur at the very start of actions
  • Bugfix: Led creatures will no longer get stuck in mine entrances
  • Bugfix: Veins with greater than 10k ore will no longer be possible
  • Bugfix: You will now get an event message when trying to build fences with the incorrect item in the crafting window
  • Bugfix: Fixed mule and donkey foal sounds
  • Bugfix: Tree harvesting using a sickle will now scale the timer correctly considering rarity, quality, and enchantments on the sickle
  • Bugfix: Rifts on PvP servers will now start at the correct time
  • Bugfix: It is no longer possible to alter the height of a corner shared by a building wall using the Flatten and Level commands
  • Bugfix: Fixed issues with the “chance to produce twins” trait.
    • Creatures born with this trait will always be female, so that they can take advantage of it. Existing males with the trait will be changed to females.
    • Creatures with this trait can now properly give birth to male offspring
    • Twins will now be given different names from each other
  • Bugfix: Corrupt animals can now eat grass on PvE servers
  • Bugfix: Stopped the ‘Discard’ action from using fatigue
  • Bugfix: Artifacts can no longer be renamed using magical ink
  • Bugfix: Fixed grammar errors when using ‘it’s’ and ‘its’
  • Bugfix: Messages from ignored players won’t show in new chats
  • Bugfix: Animals will no longer eat food from different floors in a building
  • Bugfix: Donkeys will now be able to pull carts and wagons
  • Bugfix: Passengers disembarking vehicles onto bridges should no longer be launched into the air
  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug preventing players from getting points totaling up to exactly their animal husbandry level when breeding creatures
  • Bugfix: Added rarity colour to the text for rare traits in the Inspect Animal window
  • Bugfix: Fixed a crash happening when logging out
  • Bugfix: Fixed a sizing issue within the Inspect Animal window
  • Bugfix: Young animals will no longer show as being milkable within the Inspect Animal window
  • Bugfix: Sheep model will now show the correct stage when ready for shearing and when shorn
  • Bugfix: Links in the launcher are now fixed
  • Bugfix: Flame light source will now be in the correct position

  • Change: Sons of Nogump will no longer steal the following items:
    • Rare items
    • Unimprovable items
    • Items greater than 95ql
    • Artifacts
    • No-drop items
    • Royal items
    • Unique items
    • Coins
    • Gift items
  • Change: Unfinished items will now turn into finished items in the same location they sat at, and will no longer drop in front of the player upon completion
  • Change: Pregnancy timers have been reworked:
    • The time until an animal gives birth is now far more precise and ticks down more reliably.
    • Pregnancy time estimates now have variable accuracy and precision, based on Animal Husbandry skill. Your character’s estimate will be inaccurate by a random amount, like before, but now will become more accurate with skill, reaching 100% accuracy at 90 skill. The estimate is rounded to the nearest day at low skill, the nearest hour at 50-80 skill, and the nearest minute at 80+ skill.
    • Pregnancy time estimates will now be shown when breeding the creature and in the Inspect Animal window, in addition to examining the creature.
    • Pregnancy times on Defiance and Elevation are still significantly shorter than other servers.
  • Change: Improved event messages when equipping and taking items from creatures. 
  • Change: Examine creature message improvements
    • Examining a creature will show non-trait-related details such as hunger and resource availability even if the creature has no traits
    • Examine messages will now use pronouns related to the creature’s sex more consistently.
    • Some messages have been consolidated into the same line to cut down on clutter.
  • Change: Resources within the Inspect Animal window will now show separate lines for milking and shearing
  • Change: Added the ability to untame creatures using the right click menu
  • Change: Small anvils are now usable on the ground
  • Change: Only uniques can bash walls now
  • Change: Increased rename limits from 20 characters to 32 (for player added descriptions)
  • Change: A player’s number of fat layers now has less impact on the weight carried by a mounted or hitched creature
  • Change: Items that are no-drop on death will now show “Deathkept” and/or “Starter” on tooltip hover
  • Change: Improved hay tile creation timer for new players
  • Change: Brass oil lamp now has an updated model

  • New: Halloween Event
  • New: Coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks added. You can find the seeds through foraging.
  • New: Added the ability to stop leading creatures by right clicking the rope
  • New: UI additions to help players know why they may be walking slowly
    • When < 10% stamina, the stamina bar will flash
    • When < 50% stamina and in water, the stamina bar will flash red
    • When moving with climbing toggled, the climb button will flash
    • When moving when weighed down at 25% or 5% speed, the heaviest item in the inventory will flash for several seconds
    • Each of these changes can be turned off by going to the Settings menu, navigating to the UI tab, and scrolling halfway down.
  • New: Reed seeds can now be planted in shallow water to create natural reed tiles. They require a depth of 29 dirts or less, on tiles with a slope of 20 or less.
  • New: Creatures can now be hitched to hitching posts regardless of their body strength. This opens up many more creatures to being hitchable
  • New: Gems that have favor stored in them will now display ‘Radiant’ in front of the name, in order to distinguish them more easily from non-vesseled gems
  • New: Items with skins applied will now show the name of the skin when examined
  • New: Players can now fillet meat and fish when riding an animal or embarked on a vehicle
  • New: Added key binding compatibility for spyglass “spy” and pendulum “use” actions
  • New: Egg laying creatures can now lay eggs on additional tile types including:
    • Enchanted grass, moss, steppe, lawn, normal bushes, and enchanted bushes
    • Mycelium, mycelium lawn, and mycelium bushes when corrupted by a Libila priest
  • New: When sending mail, the event message stating the time until arrival will also display the recipient’s name
  • New: Added a title for 100 Weaponsmithing. Congratulations Nineol!!!
  • New: Tweaks to Furnaces
    • Rarity adds a chance to skip cooldown ticks. 10%, 15%, and 20% respectively for rare, supreme, and fantastic furnaces
    • Added an event message for when fire is fading in a furnace
    • Ovens will now burn as long as forges
    • Fire state will now be visible for ovens, forges, and stills
  • New: Added 3 new ways to call the guards
    • Right-click the attacker > Attacks > Call Guards
    • Right-click the guard > Draft Guard
    • Right-click the tower > Call Guards
  • New: You can now leave a village that you are a citizen of (not a mayor) by right clicking your body/inventory/settlement token and going to Manage > Settlement > Leave Your Village. In addition, players can no longer be invited to a village via right-click if they are currently in a village, and must first leave their village (just like /vinvite)
  • New: Added Waybread as a starter food item. This is no-drop/no-trade.
  • New: Improved crafting weight requirement information when creating items
    • Added an event message showing the amount needed for an item
    • Added weight required to Crafting Recipe window
    • Added a back button the Crafting Recipe window
  • New: Tweaks to Fountains
    • Decorative fountains will become Wall Fountains and be functional
    • Fountains will only display the water flowing model if they have a liquid inside
    • When examining fountains, you will see an event message saying whether the fountain is filling with water because it is on a water source or not
  • New: Added an option to disable the in-game Wurmpedia window
  • New: Added a client option ‘High Transparency Water’ under the graphics tab. This should make underwater animals easier to see
  • New: Speed penalties from a player’s currently equipped armor will now show when hovering over the equipment weight icon in the character window
  • New: Status effects that have an accompanying spell effect will now show the power when hovering over them

Halloween Arrives In Wurm Online

Hey all you ghouls and goblins, it’s time to celebrate the season of creepiness! Slay your way through the forests, mountains, and deserts for your chance to find some new Halloween drops, and grab your shovel or trowel to dig up some grave- errrr, spooky themed archaeology fragments.

Note: The Spooktacular Skill Gain Event is not yet active and will begin with the scheduled update

Patch Notes 21/OCT/2021

Change: Tweaks to mixing dye

  • Color components that are equal in each dye will never be changed in the result. In other words, two dyes with the same amount of red will result in mixed dye with that same amount of red regardless of quality level.
  • Color components that are not equal in each dye will always result in a change in the final product, rounding toward grey (128). In other words, if 1g of RGB 200,200,200 dye is mixed into 10,000L of RGB 1,1,1 dye, the resulting dye will be RGB 2,2,2. This is a special case only applied when the change would have otherwise rounded to nothing, such as when mixing vastly different quantities of dye.
  • Color mixing is rounded to whole values later in the calculation, resulting in increased accuracy of mixing in certain cases.