Patch Notes: 08/AUG/20

  • Change: Spearfishing tweaks
    • Reduced difficulty of catching fish with a spear and net
    • Spearing your own foot is now less likely and results in less damage
  • Bugfix: Meditation cooldowns will properly transfer between Northern Freedom PvP and PvE servers (to/from Defiance), since the skill is shared.
  • Bugfix: Fixed sleep bonus running too slow and too fast due to server lag.
    Note: Testing results may vary as the time sleep bonus lasts for is also affected by the Fats bar (CCFP) – https://www.wurmpedia.com/index.php/Cooking#Benefits
  • Bugfix: Fixed cases where incorrect improve icons would show after tempering a high quality item

Patch Notes 06/AUG/20

  • Change: Maximum Archery skill that you can gain by using an archery target was increased to 45.
  • Bugfix: Fixed bug that allowed players to get over 40 Archery on an archery target.
    • Northern Freedom Only: We have identified a few players who used this bug to raise archery higher than intended. After verifying that their archery skill was below 45 before the bug was introduced in yesterdays patch, the Archery skill of those players will be moved back to 45.0.

Patch Notes 05/AUG/20

  • New: Added separate Russian and German help chats in addition to the general Non-English one. Those can also be toggled from the Profile menu, and are detected by your client’s system language.
  • New: Added a Tutorial Help channel spanning all of Haven (both the tutorial and portal area)
  • More server lag optimizations have been done, and we have several more improvements for that in the works.
  • Change: Allow bow skills to be trained to 30 even when 40 archery.
    Change: Destroy Grave has been renamed to Loot Grave to help avoid confusion on what it does.
  • Bugfix: The open option on player graves has been removed.
  • Bugfix: Language-specific chat toggles will now save properly when re-logging

Patch Notes 03/AUG/20

  • Quality of artifacts on Defiance has been set to 75QL. This will be tweaked as the server progresses.
  • Added a notification window on village transfer mentioning current citizens.
  • Fixed Religious Advisor NPC requiring alignment to convert, as regular conversions no longer needed it.
  • Fixed being able to world drag items too heavy for you.
  • Possible fix for inventory items going invisible until a relog – let us know if this is still an issue.

Patch Notes 1/AUG/20

  • More server lag optimization.
  • New: Added a new chat tab – Non-English Help.
    • Intended just for game play questions and looking for group, we’ll monitor the chat and decide if it needs more changes.
    • Regular chat rules apply (other than the English only rule)
    • The Non-English Help chat tab can be enabled and disabled via an option in Profile settings. It should also auto-detect the local client’s language and use it to open the chat tab for certain languages as well.
  • Change/Bug Fix: Village guard limit on Defiance has been reduced to 5.
    • Any villages with more than 5 will have them removed and refunded the hiring cost to village upkeep shortly after the server comes back up.
  • Bug Fix: Actually fixed blurry world maps on low graphical settings.
  • Change: Re-added the ‘Disable cursor when UI is hidden” option to the new settings window.

Patch Notes 30/JUL/20

  • Fixed invisible inventory items.
  • Marks Store moonmetal lumps on the Northern Freedom Isles cluster have been temporarily disabled.
    • Marks Store on Defiance will be enabled back shortly after the update.
  • Fixed referrals still being granted for purchases – expect a WSA about the referral situation soon. Referrals and the free 2 silver are now no longer granted for any store purchase.

Patch Notes 29/JUL/20

  • Server code was significantly optimized to reduce lag.
  • Dirt in the tutorial area should now properly replenish.
  • Lightning strikes will no longer deal damage to items on the ground.
  • Trade chat should now be shared between Harmony and Melody.
  • Marks Store is now re-enabled.
    • Note: the imbue potions are currently removed from the gift packs on Northern Freedom Isles, and tomes cannot be purchased on Defiance.
  • Fixed PvP portals giving sleep bonus (intended only for Epic portals)
  • Fixed PvP portals sometimes breaking the character’s ability to transfer through again when the first transfer failed.

Patch Notes 28/JUL/20

  • The play button will no longer break in certain situations.
  • Steam character creation process is now explained in the launcher.
  • Added a mention of the golden mirror to the tutorial (character customization)
  • Fixed blurry server maps on low texture settings.
  • Fixed a crash when setting certain keybinds through the in-game settings window.

Patch Notes: 27/JUL/20: More lag fixes

  • Large optimizations to server lag:
    • We have identified multiple causes of the lag, including a major one for the freeze spikes visible at high player counts, and some minor general lag issues.
    • We will continue to monitor and tweak the situation
  • Change: Trade chat between Harmony and Melody should now be separate from the Southern Freedom Isles
  • Bugfix: Tents can no longer be thrown
  • Bugfix: Tents may now be placed in a village by a citizen of that village
  • Bugfix: Fixed world portal incorrectly mentioning Melody as a test server