|Freedom / The Empire of Mol-Rehan|
|Builder, Miner, Blacksmith, Carpenter|
Laureltrees, Alecto, Megera, Tisiphone, Finnsfarmer (GV)
Docterchese is a Wurm Online player and former Wurm team member. Having played since October 2011, Doc has lived on many of the servers on the Freedom Isles, including two years of PvP experience on Chaos. Initially beginning as a carpenter, Doc has since shifted her focus into mining and blacksmithing, amongst many other skills in which she specialises. Additionally, Doc has ran a number of (mediocre) priest alts over the years.
On the Wurm team, she was originally a Public Relations Assistant (PRA) between August 2012 (when the role was originally created) and January 2014, re-joining the team again in April 2015 and becoming PR Manager for a brief period before stepping down at the end of 2015.
Currently, Doc lives on the Independence server at Seahaven Valley, a modest deed on the western coast of the Inner Sea.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Current goals
- 3 Other Info
First Years on the Freedom Isles
Docterchese began life on Exodus on the 15th October 2011, first settling on a beach in the north of the server. After a month spent there alongside neighbour and mentor Daimex, Doc relocated south to Sheriff. 3 months later, Doc moved with friends and founded Cormorant Isle Trading Post in February 2012, in the north of the server, on an island very near to the first place Doc settled. CITP also acquired the nearby Tiffin's Castle Market, which was used as a farm and support deed. However, after around 2 and a 1/2 months and despite the deed being mostly completed, Docterchese took the decision to sell CITP and disband Tiffin's. Many of the original villagers had left, and whoever remained fought against each other - Doc was young and maybe not the best of mayors...
Doc then eloped to Deliverance to live at Miya, remaining there for 5 months starting in May 2012 under the mayorship of her friend Mishia (and later, Kitaelia). The town was barely a week old when she arrived. Miya was a large deed located in the south-western forests of the server. The town grew to encompass many local deeds in the "Brotherhood of Cake" alliance.
It was around this time that Doc joined the Wurm team for the first time as a Public Relations Assistant (PRA). Her experiences in the team over the next few years were tons of fun, and led to long-term friendships with Wossoo (the Public Relations Manager at the time) and Maximusi, a fellow PRA. In fact, she first met Max at the Guild of Artificers Summer Festival while organising the boat racing there. Applications for PRA were open at the time and she encouraged Max to apply - the rest was history!
Back in-game, Doc bought a local deed on the west coast of Deliverance for Miya to use as a port, A Captain's Hideaway, before eventually moving to live there full-time in October 2012. Doc originally intended to sell Captain's in the long term, potentially moving to Independence, but instead decided to remain there and use it as a base of operations. As of January 2013 the deed began formally recruiting villagers, the first of whom was Frozencanadian.
But then in May of that year, Doc bought Miya when it went up for sale. Doc originally intended that it would become a special deed for priests, but later decided that the impulse purchase would not be worth the amount of time it would take up. Reluctantly, Miya was sold on 3 months later in August. It was huge, and too much for one person!
PvP on Chaos
In July 2013, Doc also began PvPing on the Chaos server with the Empire of Mol Rehan, staying at Kratos and enjoying the change of scenery and gameplay. By October 2013, with Captain's reaching a natural low in villager numbers, Doc made the decision to sell the deed and move full-time to Chaos to live at Ravenholm, under the mayorship of long-standing MR player Reincarnation (aka Balmore).
Moving to Ravenholm was both a practical decision and a gameplay one. Practically, it would make playing Wurm easier (because trying to play on priest alts living on a different server isn't fun) - while in terms of playing the game, it offered Doc a way to do something new. Doc got involved with recruitment at the deed through use of "PR Skillz," and soon created an immaturely high 2x2 tower to live in. By February 2014, Doc had received the title of Elder at the village and began the construction of a brand new temple at the deed.
In July 2014, Doc was elected as Prime Minister of Mol Rehan, furthering the use of her "PR Skillz" to aid in recruitment for the kingdom. At Ravenholm, her playstyle was more relaxed, PvPing occasionally but mostly focusing on projects around the deed, including the construction of Ravenholm's colossal walls and a large temple at the deed. It was also around this time that she grinded more skills, reaching a number of milestones including 70 in fighting, large metal shield, blacksmithing and meditating.
Brief Return to Freedom
In the Autumn of 2015, Doc briefly set up a deed called Laurel in south-west Independence, in an attempt to cure some Wurm burnout and take it easy on Freedom for a while. She also left the staff team at a similar time in November 2015, citing no hard feelings: she simply didn't have the time to continue as PR manager as IRL at the time was way too busy (due to university).
Unfortunately, Laurel as a deed was short-lived, and never saw much progress. After 5 years of playing Wurm with 3200 hours playtime on her main account alone, Doc had played a lot and simply didn't have much left to do in the game. Laurel fell into inactivity in the spring of 2016, and was quietly disbanded by upkeep in 2017.
Along with countless happy memories from years of playing, Doc moved on from Wurm for good to pastures new.
Or so she thought...
On April 17th, 2022, Doc decided to reinstall Wurm after six years away from the game, curious about what had changed. By total coincidence, a long-term friend from Doc's Wurm team days, Maximusi, happened to be online, having also decided to retry Wurm just two weeks prior! Doc went to join Max's new deed, Seahaven Valley, on the west coast of Independence's Inner Sea, in the alliance of the Shepherds of Gnome. In no small part thanks to the many wonderful people in the Shepherds of Gnome, Doc fell in love with Wurm again. As it turns out, all she needed was a really big break from the game...
Most of her return so far has been focused on getting re-established and grinding skills. In addition, Doc is finally working on making a good priest - starting a new Vynora priest account, Laureltrees, on May 20th. She may also eventually make Fo, Magranon and Libila priests on three additional alts - Alectro, Megera and Tisiphone - which all entered the portal to the lands of Wurm on July 31st.
With skills to grind, a deed idea brewing and a lovely community of Wurmians around her, who knows where Doc's Wurm journey will go next...
This is a little list to remind myself of things I can work on. Currently, in 2022, I want to focus on grinding (since I have a lot of high skills that I can finally push to 90), work around the village, and on getting the basics down on my priest alt Laureltrees.
Current skillgain targets
Future skillgain targets
You can view Doc's skill progress on her main and her alts on the third party skill comparison site Niarja:
- The first ever ore type Doc mined was in fact gold, in a mine in the hills near to Esert, the Exodus server start town. Doc then proceeded to make a gold bowl, Doc's first item (1ql of course!) that later disappeared from a garden in Sheriff.
- The first animal to kill Doc was a scorpion south of Esert. Doc was then later killed by another scorpion...
- The first house Doc built was in fact sized 2x1, having worked out that making all the planks for the house first would give enough carpentry skill to plan a larger house, tehe.
- Having built the Golden Hind as a first boat, Doc spent a week travelling around the entire Exodus server.
- Doc was effectively homeless between February 2012 to August 2013, despite still playing regularly! (Never settled down in one place long enough to have a proper house built...)
- Doc once tried to solo a sea serpent, but gave up after over an hour of continuous (no hops!) fighting. They don't hit well but they're pretty strong!