Wurm Server Release Notes 2021

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211221 Patch Notes 21-Dec-2021

  • New: New stone textures are now available!
    • Stone altars, benches, brazier pillars, coffins, fireplaces, forges, all fountains, graves, kilns, ovens, smelters, spirit castles and cottages, and wells are now able to be crafted from different materials for a whole new look.
    • Materials include Stone, Marble, Pottery Brick, Rendered, Rounded, Sandstone and Slate
    • Not all materials can be used with all items. For example: forges, kilns, ovens, and smelters cannot be marble.
    • Pottery stone type items from the list above will be improvable with clay and stone chisel.
    • unfinished smelters and kilns will become the stone variety when finished and require stone items to complete
  • Change: Changes to pottery planters:
    • Pottery planters will now grow properly when placed on surfaces.
    • Pottery planters now show “harvestable” status in the name regardless of where they are placed.
    • Contents of pottery planters will wither and die over a period of a few days if placed anywhere they can’t grow, such as inside containers. They will not wither when held inside player inventories or backpacks, to prevent them withering while being relocated.
  • Bugfix: Wax sealing kits will more precisely track their quality level and damage when sealing and unsealing items, and damage taken when unsealing is now modified by the sealing kit’s effective quality, as with most other tool damage.
  • Bugfix: Cave exit tiles will now have the proper name and walking speed when reinforced or paved.
  • Bugfix: Lockpicking event message will now tell you that you are too far away at the start of a lockpicking action instead of only at the end.
  • Bugfix: Priests of Fo (animals) and Libila (monsters) will now update the attitude(the outline when you hover them) of creatures around you when you gain or lose the effect at 60+ faith and 30+ favor.
  • Bugfix: Examine text and the Inspect Animal window will no longer give breeding cooldown information for creature types that cannot be bred, such as chickens, mules, and foals.
  • Bugfix: Artifacts within a village that are part of a starter area on Defiance will no longer take multiple decay ticks in 1 hour.
  • Change: Players will now stop leading creatures when they are close to the server border and receive the “You will soon leave this island, and end up on (New Server Name).” message.
  • Bugfix: Fixed overlapping text and signature/button placement problems in inscription windows.
  • Bugfix: Toolbar slots should now align correctly with mouse position.
  • Bugfix: The crafting window’s result icon hover area for item name tooltip is now aligned properly in the new UI.
  • Bugfix: Fixed village recruitment board window formatting.
  • Bugfix: Keybind for Inspect Animal will now work correctly.

301121 Patch Notes 30-Nov-2021

  • Bugfix: Hay stacks and hay bundles will no longer be selected for item creation missions.
  • Bugfix: Fixed event spam for crossing border when on land vehicle.
  • New: Added several new 100 skill titles
    • 100 Channeling – Congratulations Stanlee!
    • 100 Hatchet – Congratulations, Trash!
    • 100 Shields – Congratulations, Neowyn!
    • 100 Large Wooden Shield – Congratulations, Silakka!
    • 100 Medium Wooden Shield – Congratulations, Silakka!
    • 100 Small Wooden Shield – Congratulations, Silakka!
    • 100 Medium Metal Shield – Congratulations, Silakka!
    • 100 Small Metal Shield – Congratulations, Silakka!

231121 Patch Notes 23-Nov-2021

  • Change: When traveling close to a server edge, creatures will now only stop being led when 3 tiles from the border.
  • Bugfix: Another fix where unfinished items were creating phantom items again.
  • Bugfix: Caffeine sips will no longer decrease the hold duration timer.
  • Bugfix: Taming for creatures with It seems more friendly trait will now have a shorter timer.
  • Bugfix: It seems extremely tame trait will now work correctly. Should now show up as non-aggressive to players and not attack them.
  • Bugfix: Fireball AoE damage effect will now only hit things aggressive to you.
  • Bugfix: Will now show correct weight in crafting recipe list.
  • Bugfix: Fix for being unable to harvest maple trees.
  • Change: Removing one-per-tile restriction from some decoration items.
    • bell tower
    • pillar
    • oil barrel
    • royal throne
    • green tapestry
    • beige tapestry
    • orange tapestry
    • cavalry motif tapestry
    • festivities motif tapestry
    • battle of Kyara tapestry
    • tapestry of Faeldray
    • tapestry of Evening
    • tapestry of Mclavin
    • tapestry of Ehizellbob

161121 Patch Notes 16-Nov-2021

  • Bugfix: Fixed unfinished items teleporting item out of cave layer upon completion.
  • Bugfix: Pregnancy timers on Defiance and Elevation have been reduced to 4 hours on average. Like other pregnancy timers, there is some randomized difference added or subtracted from this.
  • Bugfix: Fixed sealing and unsealing items held in a worn item such as a backpack, or held in an equipment slot.
  • New: Players will now stop leading creatures when they are close to the server border.
  • Bugfix: Stopped the use of 1 per tile items if multiple are stacked up together on a tile
  • Bugfix: Fixed tree harvest timer.
  • Bugfix: Green tea leaves will no longer turn into Oolong tea leaves when placed inside a Magic Chest.
  • Bugfix: Using 1g sips of caffeine will no longer refresh the buff entirely.

211108 Hotfix 8-NOV-2021

  • Bugfix: 4045 Fixed an issue with items completing in inventory and creating one on the floor where it was not able to be interacted with.

211101 Patch Notes 03-NOV-2021

  • Bugfix: Client will no longer crash on old UI when using Inspect Animal
  • Bugfix: Client will no longer crash on old UI when opening the Recipe List window

211102 Hotfix 02-NOV-2021

  • Bugfix: Unicorn foals will no longer be born without names
  • Bugfix: Empty wells not being filled with water will once again show the correct model
  • Bugfix: Fixed caffeine effect still showing when activating sleep bonus after the effect has worn off
  • Bugfix: Fixed tea leaves disappearing when placed on tables
  • Bugfix: Fixed tea leaves dropping to lower floors
  • Bugfix: Fixed where making lye, players were losing material on creation

211029 Hot Fixes 2021-10-29

  • Fix for multiple rarity transfer when creating multiple ibriks with the same lump.
  • Partial revert of the change where items complete in the same place due to items completing on the surface while in mines.
  • (Yesterday) Fix for pickaxes taking too much damage while tunneling.

211028 Patch Notes 28/OCT/2021

  • 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


211021 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.

210923 Patch Notes 23/SEP/2021

  • Bugfix: Animals will now correctly eat unbutchered animal corpses.
  • Bugfix: Beverage recipes will now add to the cookbook when the player is offline.
  • Bugfix: Corrected the spelling of the name Rhythm for newly born animals.
  • Bugfix: Examine animal will now show correct information about which containers they will eat from in an area.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a text error when trying to bury a corpse on someone else’s deed
  • Bugfix: Fixed a text error during rifts.
  • Bugfix: Fixed problems with creatures packing grass and lawn.
  • Bugfix: Fixed situations where animals were not eating correctly when in mines.
  • Bugfix: Fixed the issue of the extra sleep bonus hour not showing when reaching max sleep bonus via achievements and then purchasing the extra sleep bonus via Marks.
  • Bugfix: Increased the chance of animals getting fat when they eat hay.
  • Bugfix: Magranon’s Fire will now fuel fireplaces correctly
  • Bugfix: Pet Bowls will no longer drop through fences.
  • Bugfix: Pick Stuff Up trait and the Stationary trait should now work correctly.
  • Bugfix: Prevented Hay items appearing as Valrei mission demands
  • Bugfix: Removed Hans and Simeon from the generic creature name list.
  • Bugfix: Spirit guards will fight back on the edges of villages now.
  • Bugfix: Tools will now take damage when removing pavement (surface and mine), removing mine door, and removing cladding.
  • Bugfix: Animals can now breed when slightly hungry.
  • Change: Stealthed players are no longer considered for drake/scale if they are stealthed when the kill happens.
  • Change: The manage animal menu will no longer close when selecting options like un-tame or un-brand and will instead reopen the animal manage window after.
  • New: Added the new title for 100 Large Metal Shield. Congratulations Neowyn!

Animal Breeding Tweaks:

  • Speed/Draft/Output traits will now have a large chance to be ignored during selection if the creature has no use for those traits.
  • Improved chance to pass on dominant traits.
  • Reduced how common misc traits are to pass on
  • Existing traits passed on from 1 or more parents are more likely to pass than newly generated traits.
  • Sick trait is now much less likely to kill something.
  • Increased the chance a bit to pass on the color of the parents.
  • Negative traits no longer get a bonus to pass down to offspring.


210617 Patch Notes 17/JUN/21

  • New: When inbreeding creatures, it will now display a message for you if you are above level 30 Animal Husbandry, telling you they are related at the start of the action.
  • New: Added the ability to drag and drop equipment onto animals, and an option to quickly unequip animals.
  • New: Inspect Animal is now allowed to be used through a fence.
  • New: Added new titles for Soul Strength
  • New: Added new title for 100 skill in Natural Substances.
  • New: Added new title for 100 skill in Two Handed Swords
  • New: Icons for Hay
  • Change: All creatures have had their base carry weight increased to help account for the splitting of speed and draft traits.
  • Change: Decreased penalty from added weight in vehicles and for using non-draft horses.
  • Change: Reduced the chance overall to get negative traits using the new system, additional small reduction in negative trait chance is added based on breeding skill.
  • Change: The inspect window will now show a separate line with “It has been bred in captivity” or “It is a wild creature”, to avoid showing “bred in captivity” in the trait list.
  • Change: Feeding troughs can no longer be locked
  • Bugfix: Pet Bowls can now be improved
  • Bugfix: Pet Bowls no longer stack into a pile when on the ground
  • Bugfix: Saddled animals will properly return to their original position after eating from a container
  • Bugfix: Corrections made to ensure animals in general return to the original position after eating.
  • Bugfix: Animals will no longer eat out of a locked hitching post unless hitched to it.
  • Bugfix: Renaming items on ground will now instantly show the new name
  • Bugfix: Prevent hitching post hell horses getting angry when eating from the ground.
  • Bugfix: Swimming sound will no longer continue to be heard after you embark on a boat if you’ve been swimming.
  • Bugfix: You will now hear a drum roll for the moment of inspiration when finding a rare coin.
  • Bugfix: Characters will now leave the world correctly after logging out.
  • Bugfix: Sickle use timer will now consider, rarity, skill, ql, runes and enchants.
  • Bugfix: Fixed parent names being swapped in inspect animal window
  • Bugfix: Increased the default window size for the Inspect Animal window.
  • Bugfix: Fixed in-game Wurmpedia processes using up a lot of memory, even after closing the game. The JCEF process should close properly once the game client is closed.

210527 Patch Notes 27/MAY/21

  • New: Added over 50 new horse names, 80 donkey and mule names, and 50 unicorn names
  • Tweak: Increased action time of creating a hay tile
  • Bugfix: Fixed placing items on tables or other items not working
  • Bugfix: Fixed “Farm” option appearing on tiles that cannot be farmed
  • Bugfix: Fixed boats getting speed penalty due to their cargo


210526 Patch Notes 26/MAY/21

The Animal Update is here!

Patch notes:

  • New: Added Donkeys and Mules
    • Donkeys and mules are intended to be effective F2P mounts that don’t require 20+ skill to ride
    • Donkeys can be bred between themselves, mules can’t be bred.
    • Mules come from breeding female horses with male donkeys.
    • Mules are also as good as draft creatures as horses.
  • New: Added new Animal Feeding System
    • New farm tile: Hay Drying Tile can be made using a scythe on grass.
    • Tile productivity is affected by weather and seasons.
    • Harvesting will produce either hay or mixed grass.
    • Yield can be increased by using a pitchfork. on the tile
  • New Items:
    • Pitchfork
    • Hay
    • Hay Bundle (Thatching)
    • Hay Stack (Thatching)
    • Hay Bundles and Hay can be loaded into saddlebags to keep horses fed on the road (PVE Only).
  • Animal Behaviour Changes:
    • Animals will now eat out of containers that cannot be locked.
    • Animals will animate travelling to the food source and eating.
    • Animals hitched to a hitching post will now prioritize eating out of their trough rather than grazing on the floor.
    • New item Pet Bowl: Can be renamed to display the name of the animal on it, Animals will prioritise eating out of this.
    • The Feeding Trough can now be created as a separate item to the hitching post.
  • New: Added a new fluffier sheep model to help show when sheep are ready to be shorn
  • New: Introduced new body shapes for horses. Horse body shape depends on the horse’s trait set.
  • New: Added an option to ‘Inspect animal’ to bred creatures
    • This displays all traits of a creature that you can see with your Animal Husbandry skill, but it also displays the categories of the traits you can’t normally see
    • With higher skill, you’ll be able to see other details in the Inspect animal window, such as time until a creature can be bred again, time until a creature can be groomed again, or whether a creature is hungry, or age of the creature
  • New: Traits now have categories, the majority category on a creature excluding negative and miscellaneous traits will influence how traits are passed on greatly preferring to pass on its majority to its child.
    • Dominant category is picked from either the mother or the father randomly.
    • The categories are
      • Speed: These traits will increase the speed of a creature when riding on them.
      • Draft: These traits will increase a creature’s carry weight, it will also now act as speed traits when hitched and give a very similar speed bonus to having the speed traits.
      • Combat: These traits increase how tough a creature can be, and how well it can fight.
      • Negative: These traits all have negative effects that are generally unwanted.
      • Output: These traits increase things like butchering output, milk quality/quantity.
      • Misc: These traits don’t fit any other category.
    • If both parents have no traits all categories of traits receive a bonus to seed the initial traits
    • Traits have point values now which influence their chance to pass on and how many traits.
    • Players are now capped at Animal Husbandry level worth of points for creatures they have bred.
    • Inbreeding will now cause the max point value to be divided by 1.5
    • There is still a cap of 10 traits per creature (this does not include traits like “bred in captivity”)
    • Old “5-speed” horses will be the same as they were before the update, and will go the same base speed.
    • The draft traits only increase the weight a creature can carry before it slows down, so players shouldn’t see much difference in the new 3-speed trait horses compared to what’s called 5-speeds now.
    • Creatures will now remember who their birth parents are even after they have departed the server.
    • Breeding time will now shorten based on your animal husbandry level instead of being random.
  • New: Vehicle Changes
    • Vehicles now slow down as they gain load.
    • The vehicle itself does not add to the weight of itself only its contents this allows cart speeds to stay consistent with before unloaded.
    • Weight of the vehicle is split evenly between all the haulers.
    • Empty carts will continue to go the same speed, only loaded carts will see any reduction.
    • A vehicle’s quality helps offset the weight in a vehicle, this effect starts at above 30 quality and will reduce the weight penalty up to 3x at 100 quality.
    • The weight of the user’s inventory counts onto the vehicle’s weight now.
    • Having all draft traits will give a speed bonus instead of speed traits when a creature is hitched.
    • Players shouldn’t notice much difference outside wagons loaded up with tons of materials.
  • Newly Added and Changed Traits
    • It has very strong leg muscles (changed): movement speed bonus (speed)
    • It has keen senses (changed) to "It seems accustomed to water": moves faster in shallow waters (speed)
    • It seems immortal: Will never die as if cared for (Misc, Rare)
    • It seems extremely tame: Aggressive animals become passive (Misc, Rare)
    • It seems stronger than normal: carry weight bonus (Draft, Rare)
    • It seems more nimble than normal: increased max ridable slope (Draft, Rare)
    • It gives more resources: Increases output of resources such as wool and milk (Output)
    • It seems more friendly: Easier to tame (Combat)
    • It seems prize winnning: Gives better products when butchered (Output)
    • It looks plump and ready to butcher: Gives more products when butchered (Output)
    • It likes to dig holes: Chance to dig something up when eating, drops items on the ground (Output)
    • It has strong legs: Carry weight bonus (Draft)
    • It is light footed: Less chance to reduce the growth stage of a tile when eating (Misc)
    • It is easy on it’s gear: Equipped gear takes less damage (Draft)
    • It looks extremely sick: Has a very slim chance to pass away when it receives a hunger tick (Negative)
    • It looks smaller than normal:Reduces output of resources such as milk and wool (negative)
    • It seems to dislike steep terrain: Decreases ridable slope (Negative)
    • It seems especially fertile: Chance to birth twins (Misc, Rare)
    • It has a slow metabolism: eats half as much as a normal animal (Misc)
    • It looks more friendly than normal: Less likely to be attacked by aggressive creatures when tame (Combat)
    • It seems especially loyal: keeps loyalty to its tamer longer, loses less when taking damage (Combat)
    • It seems stationary: will stay put as if saddled (Misc)
    • It is naturally fast: always on speed bonus similar to hell horses (Speed, Rare)
    • It has good genes: increased amount and quality of resources like milk and wool (Output, Rare)
  • New: Added a yellow warning message to Summon Soul accept question advising to use caution when accepting
  • New: Added the ability to “kick” Epic Portals and PvP Portals. This will transition the portal between the two states of showing visual particles and not showing visual particles.
  • New: Added a new item: Hay Bed
    • This bed gives 75% of the sleep bonus a regular bed gives
    • Uses mixed grass and a plank to create
  • Change: You are now able to hand-pick grass using the right click menu
  • Change: Added a new title for 100 Pottery. Congrats to Deppen!
  • Change: 70 Soul Depth title is now “Spirited”
  • Change: Bison spawns have been altered and the maximum bison cap has been increased
  • Change: Improved the message given when moving items from a boat hold to inventory
  • Bugfix: Boats will now show correctly as sunken when below quality 10
  • Bugfix: Capitals will now always be set as the influence chain start when it is swapped
  • Bugfix: Cavalier helmet can now be improved.
  • Bugfix: Corrected a grammar issue when building an arched wall
  • Bugfix: Corrected event messages when tile has 100 items on it and you are creating an item that drops on the floor
  • Bugfix: Corrected a spelling error in the Switch Diety Window
  • Bugfix: Corrected a spelling error within the journal (Slay 50 Champion Creatures)
  • Bugfix: Correction of message text when meditating (Indifferences/Differences)
  • Bugfix: Cost column in Marks Shop will now sort correctly
  • Bugfix: Event message when praying at the Altar of Three will now show your correct deity
  • Bugfix: Fixed a grammar error when entering an Epic Portal after being in combat
  • Bugfix: Fixed a grammar error where “The” was repeated in event message ( The The venerable sly green dragon hatchling smashes the plain stone wall)
  • Bugfix: Fixed a grammar error in the message shown when transferring bulk items
  • Bugfix: Fixed raid window issues
    • When a village is drained two or more times in a row, it will now display a message in Village Info letting you know how many in a row it has been
    • Raid windows can no longer be changed until two days after a settlement is drained, the same time chain drains fall off
    • Raid windows can no longer be changed during the window, even with no enemies nearby.
  • Bugfix: Fixed some singular/plural errors on event message when harvesting
  • Bugfix: Fixed a pluralization for event message when dropping Apples
  • Bugfix: Lag on Golden Valley should now be fixed
  • Bugfix: Locate Soul spell should no longer cause server lag when being cast
  • Bugfix: Players can no longer cast Summon Soul on themselves
  • Bugfix: Prevented planting of items on another player’s deed without having permissions set
  • Bugfix: Removed an extra space in event message when triggering pole traps
  • Bugfix: Open option on vehicles will now only show in right click menu when you are close enough to open them
  • Bugfix: Sea creatures will now spawn correctly on Defiance
  • Bugfix: Valrei creatures will now spawn on Defiance during campaigns
  • Bugfix: Trowels will now correctly take damage when building fences
  • Bugfix: Vynora priests can now plant flowerbeds
  • Bugfix: You can no longer make slopes over 20 on a highway through leveling
  • Bugfix: You can no longer remove highway pavement on a rock tile without disturbing catseyes

Client changes:

  • New: Added an in-game Wurmpedia window
    • The in-game Wurmpedia can be brought up by using the context menu Wurmpedia option, or by using the Wurmpedia button in the UI menus
    • Note: This may not be compatible on all systems from the start, and we look forward to hearing feedback about the functionality. Linux compatible launcher update enabling the in-game browser will launch soon after this update is live.
    • Note: The in-game Wurmpedia is not compatible with the client on MacOS at this point.
  • New: Added a closed eye icon to the combat window to show when focus is not available
  • New: Added the ability to disable the pulsating chat tabs via the UI tab in Settings
  • Bugfix: Closing IRC chat window will no longer close all chat tabs
  • Bugfix: Front horseshoes will now show correctly
  • Bugfix: Hover on Skill Tracker will now align correctly
  • Bugfix: New achievement unlocked text will no longer overlap with achievement name
  • Bugfix: Containers in the toolbelt will now properly show item count
  • Bugfix: Selected items will now show the item count in non-inventory container windows
  • Bugfix: The Spell List window will now expand correctly
  • Bugfix: Using a keybinds on mine doors will now work correctly on all door types
  • Change: The game launcher has been compiled for better compatibility on more Linux systems, and a .deb installer for the Wurm Online launcher will be added to our website soon.

Note: Most of these changes are new UI only.

Note: With this update, we also announce that the old UI client will be replaced with the new UI client fully in a month – on June 28th the old UI will no longer be accessible.

Note: We are also approaching some limitations in regards to our usage of JNLP, so while we aren’t announcing the date of the end of support for the legacy .jnlp launcher yet, we encourage everyone to make sure they are on the regular, default native launcher as we will be forced to stop supporting JNLP once we move beyond Java 8.

210401 Patch Notes 1/APR/21

  • Hard Mode option has been added to the Game settings (modern renderer only)
  • Something peculiar is going on but I just can’t put my foot on it!

210321 Patch Notes 11/MAR/21

  • The Combat Update is now live.
  • General combat changes:
    • Separated defensive stances from attack stances
    • Defending the direction a creature attacks is key to winning the fight
    • Defending any of the adjacent directions will defend against diagonal attacks (for example, defending either top or left to defend against an upper-left attack will be effective)
    • Autofight will now use the new stance system, however with a lesser effectivity than a player would
    • Critical hits are now enabled in PvE combat and deal 150% of the original damage
    • Shield blocking rate when fighting multiple opponents at once was increased
  • Visual changes:
    • Added in-world combat text that shows attacks that are being performed (“Show in-world combat log” in UI tab of the settings)
    • Added optional screen shaking when being hit in combat (“Enable screen shaking” in Graphics tab of the settings)
    • Added a circular indicator on the top of the screen to show the location of attackers hitting you (“Show hit direction indicator” in the UI tab of the settings)
    • Added a new blood vignette effect on hits and as a general damage indicator
    • An approximate creature difficulty indicator has been added and will appear next to their in-world health bar. This is a relative indicator, compared to your strength, skills and equipment
    • Creature status icons will show under their health bar, showing things like focus level, attack stance, defense stance, stun, bleeding (details visible upon mouseover)
    • Added sound effects for glance and stun
  • Special moves rework:
    • All special moves are stronger and more useful
    • There is now a single set of special moves, instead of having different set per template kingdom
    • Slash moves will give the opponent a CR penalty for a short period
    • Crush moves will stun the opponent
    • Pierce moves will cause bleeding, which deals more damage than normal, but it is applied over time as a bleed effect
    • All weapons have access to moves that drain opponent’s food and stamina
    • The client shows details of given special moves as a tooltip
  • Change: Edibility of plant-based food items
    • Mixed grass is no longer edible except by grazing animals such as sheep and horse
    • Acorns are now edible by omnivores and herbivores
    • Fruits, nuts, and herbs are now edible by herbivores such as horses and cows
  • Change: While holding Alt to show details, hovering over a piece of body armour in the inventory will now show what type of armour it is classified as, such as “leather armour” or “dragonscale armour”.
    • This includes all clothing that functions as armour, as well as special items like summer hats, demon helms, and kingdom equipment. Equipment that is classified as “armour” in the inventory but does not provide protection will display “cosmetic armour”.
  • Bugfix: Locate Soul runes will now function properly instead of failing without a message.
  • Bugfix: Corrected the repair timer after burning wooden items
  • Bugfix: Crafting recipe for Dioptra now shows correct metal
  • Bugfix: Find Route should no longer cause lag on heavily populated servers
  • Bugfix: When logging off a boat on a PvP server as the captain you will now disembark, to allow any would-be thieves to drive the boat off once lockpicked (PvP only)
  • Bugfix: Rakes will now take damage when tending a large planter.
  • Bugfix: Fixed Nolocate rings not affecting Reveal creatures properly
  • Bugfix: Ritual of the sun will now only repair things in the deity’s domain
  • Bugfix: Zombie deer will no longer show as cows
  • Bugfix: Horses will no longer turn to face north when unhitched.

Client Changes:

  • New: 80 Steam achievements have been added to the game
    • These new achievements can also be viewed and achieved without using the Steam client, via a new window opened through the main menu through the “Goals” button
  • Change: Improvements have been made to the village plan export feature
    • The on-screen, console, and event log messages have been improved for readability and to properly filter the OS username.
    • The file name now follows a similar format to screenshots and skill dumps, including the village name and the current date and time, and will no longer overwrite a previously exported village plan.
  • Change: Screenshot location will now also be shown in the Event tab when the screenshot is taken.
  • Change: Tortoise shell description now shows correctly.

210201 Patch Notes 01/FEB/21

  • Prayer gain was tweaked again, slightly decreasing the skill tick size and skillgain.
  • Average total action time to reach 70 prayer is now extended by about 50% from what it was after the latest change.
  • Average total action time to reach 70 prayer is now between 30% (at 1 faith) and 300% *(at 100 faith) faster than it was before the first prayer change.
  • Change: Hitched creatures will now not contribute to making players around them diseased
  • Bugfix: Electrum Fo runes will now work correctly again
  • Bugfix: Concrete will no longer raise the ground next to housing

210128 Patch Notes 28/JAN/21

  • Change: Altered Prayer skill gain to be significantly faster and more reliable.
    • Note that this change only affects skill gain.
    • The likelihood or quality of other events from prayer, such as receiving gems and gaining Faith, have not been altered.
    • Altar quality is no longer a factor in skill gain.
    • Higher Faith increases the chance of gaining Prayer skill.
    • Prayer actions resulting in skill will give more skill than before.
    • A higher percentage of prayer actions will result in Prayer skill gain, especially at higher skill levels
  • Change: More items are now protected from accidentally being used to fuel a fire, including the following:
    • Rare, supreme, and fantastic items
    • Enchanted or runed items
    • Items of very high base price
    • Newbie items
    • Runes Rift gear
    • Magical chests
    • Magical staves
    • Indestructible items
    • No-drop items
    • Improvable, non-bulk items of 90 QL or higher
    • Items that are seasonable drops, have been given as Christmas gifts or special rewards, or are similarly limited.
    • Please note that this protection is only against using the “Burn” command to fuel a fire. Flammable items fitting these criteria will still burn if placed on or inside a hot forge, oven, or other heat sources.
    • In addition, selling these items to a settlement token is no longer possible in cases when it was possible before. The following also can no longer be sold in this manner:
      • Drake hide armor
      • Dragon scale armor
      • Items made of moon metals (adamantine, seryll, and glimmersteel)
  • Change: The penalty to quality level when mixing different qualities of the same item in bulk storage has been removed. Now, adding multiple items of the same type to a bulk storage bin, food storage bin, bulk container unit, or crate will always result in a quality level that is an exact average of the items themselves.
  • Bugfix: You are no longer able to use a Charm rune, Rebirth, Summon skeleton, Summon worg, Summon wraith, or use the Charm of Fo when you have a caged pet.
  • Bugfix: Can only seal/unseal liquid containers if you can currently pick up the item on a settlement or it is already in a players inventory
  • Bugfix: Fixed the issue preventing embarking vehicles when they are on a bridge
  • Bugfix: Fixed Traitor missions being removed before properly finishing the mission
  • Bugfix: Horses should now retain their position when hitched on vehicles
  • Bugfix: It is no longer possible to play checkers while being away from the board
  • Bugfix: Mixing liquid foods or beverages will now appropriately average the CCFP and complexity values of the liquids being mixed.
  • Bugfix: Non-English CA Help channel should no longer appear again after disabling on server restarts.
  • Bugfix: Wagoner contract on traders will no longer show when on servers where wagoner feature is disabled.
  • Bugfix: Affinities will no longer attempt to be awarded to a skill or characteristic that already has 5
  • Bugfix: Fixed levelling in caves using old imbue formula.
  • Bugfix: Fixed hate lockpicking bonus not working on defiance
  • Bugfix: Hitching posts will no longer cause animals to teleport tiles away or go invisible.
  • Bugfix: Only one person can forage, botanize, rummage, or collect snowballs on a given tile at a given time
  • Bugfix: Fixed Valrei rewards not always being given out to offline players
  • Bugfix: Horses that have grown from foal to adult will now correctly apply speed penalties.
  • Bugfix: Horse shoes will now take damage even when a saddle is not present when being ridden.
  • Bugfix: Converting from BL to WL kingdom with marks deity swap will now always give you a positive alignment.
  • Bugfix: Artifact Fixes
    • Artifacts inside settlements that stick slightly outside the starter areas will now count as inside the starter areas when polling artifact decay, this includes the perimeters of that deed that may be outside the zone as well.
    • Artifacts will now vanish when they run out of charges inside Defiance safe zones instead of waiting for the next natural decay tick.
    • There is now a warning if you enter an area with increased artifact decay with an artifact on you. This warning is also shown when the artifact is moved around at all inside that area.
    • Artifacts will now only lose 5 charges per hour within starter areas.

Client Changes:

  • New: “Show detailed hover information” in UI tab of the settings (new UI only), can now be used to disable details of the item mouse-over box, leaving only the item name (like in the old UI)
  • New: Added a font scale setting to the new UI (only affects certain UI components), and changes the minimum UI scale to 80%.
  • Bugfix: Disembark default action when pressed over a creature will now work as intended.
  • Bugfix: Enchant after Dispel will no longer show upon mouseover
  • Bugfix: Enchanted items will now show correct enchants and power upon mouseover.
  • Bugfix: Fixed players going bald after taking off helmets.
  • Bugfix: Hitching posts will no longer cause animals to teleport tiles away or go invisible.
  • Bugfix: Skill tracker bars will now show progress to next level correctly on new UI
  • Bugfix: Stopped the camera wobble when using the checkerboard.
  • Bugfix: Subgroups within Inventory groups will now stay visible upon relogging
  • Bugfix: TURN_UP and TURN_DOWN keybinds will no longer go outside reasonable camera rotation limits in first person.
  • Bugfix: World portal map on Haven using the old UI client will now show correctly
  • Bugfix: Horizontal bar on Village plan from the token now works correctly.
  • Bugfix: Removed non-functional close button from the settlement founding form

210105 Patch Notes 05/JAN/21

  • New: Moonmetal can now be purchased in the Marks store on Northern Freedom Isles servers.
    • This does not include Defiance.
  • Change: Changed Marks-purchased moonmetal quality to 80 quality.
  • Bugfix: Healing in inactive rift area will no longer increase participation points.
  • Bugfix: Fixed mining products being able to be gathered above 100 quality on Epic servers.
    • Instances of this issue will be retroactively fixed back to 100 quality.